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Richy


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Have just been reading the latest and am encouraged that constructions is underway.. was surprised to learn that TB Property's have been dropped by Santa Fe.. do you know why ? Last saw the development site in Feb.. fell in love, placed a contract for a holiday apart in A3.. plan to go out next summer.. have been starved of any real info on the site (guess it's just been too hot - don't u just love those words !).. the site plan has changed and I did hear that they may be changing plans to accomodate more 1 beds (as they are more popular) can anyone confirm ? Cheers..



Dusterbruce


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Building is well underway.

Received photo last week of block A2.



Richy


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Dusterbruce.. mate.. can you share ?... Santa Fe are good at promises only nothing to show yet, so would be exited to see something..



kyrenia007


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Work is well underway at Turtle Bay Beach as I saw in October. The blocks that have been sold are due to be at second floor level by the end of this year and from the photos I can see that this may very be true. It is unlikely that additional properties will be built on site as the original plans were denied planning permission and were re-submitted with less properties before they were approved.



Not sure why Santa Fe and Turtle Bay Properties have parted way but construction is well underway now.



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Richy

From what I saw of the other SantaFe developments they are pretty good at delivering promises.

OK so they may be late, but this IS the North Cyprus that I have known and loved for 25 years!



Dusterbruce


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I was given a genuine reason why SantaFe despensed with the services of Turtle Bay Properties but it was told to me in confidence so I will respect that confidence.



kyrenia007


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From the information we have been provided from various sources, including other builders, Santa Fe are known to deliver, perhaps not always on time but what is on time in Cyprus?! We wouldn't love the place so much if it was any different



Richy


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Guy's, thanks for your info.. are the Photo's available via Sante Fe ?...agree that they appear to be good guy's... I spoke with the Arcitect and Engineering Partner when I visited and nothing was too much trouble..such genuinely nice people.

Not sure why they removed the blocks near the ravine though... hey, I think it's actually better than before. Do you know what plans they have for the beach area, all seemed to be very loose when I discussed. Tks..



gilld


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Hi

We're buying in A3 as well - any info onhow the site plans have been changed - does it affect our block?



Ta



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The blocks next in line to the ones that were removed (A1 A2 A3 etc) will have uninterupted view over the ravine towards sweetwater bay and up the coast



Richy


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gilld, you can view the map on the following link..

http://www.unwinestates.com/pro_view.php?propid=807



gilld


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Thanks guys



Looks like the views will be good!



kyrenia007


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Hi all,

The blocks near the ravine were removed as the original planning application was denied so from what we gather Sante Fe re-submitted them with less properties and it was approved - so this is a good thing, it won't be too packed in!



The guys on site are really (really) helpful and I also asked them if it was possible to fit in a tennis court and they said they would look into it. If you are keen on the idea and fancy a game then please mention it to Santa Fe, they said there is room for one.



In terms of the beach, the site manager explained that stairs will be landscaped in down to the beach and sand would be imported so in theory it should look pretty amazing once it is finished. As part of the residents association it will be up to all of us to make sure it stays that way but I am not sure who will be contacting us about that.



gilld


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Hi everyone



Had an email from SantaFe today, they sent some photos similar to the ones from Kyrenia007 - thanks for those.



They didn't mention about any blocks being removed, but had a look on Unwins site. See the restaurant has been moved too (guess that's what the building is).



Also told me they have 'been in negotiations with Turtle Bay Properties' and from now on we would be dealing directly with SantaFe.



Is anyone using Gurkan & Gurkan solicitors?



Keep up the good work with all the info - it's a great help.



Milou


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Hi Gang



We've bought into Sweetwaterbay - facing the ravine - so we'll be able to waive at you from our terrace.



Regards



kyrenia007


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Gilld, glad to hear that you have been in touch with Santa Fe!



Hi Milou! Yes we can all wave at you from our terraces!



Guys, how about a joint apartment/villa warming party in the Summer of 2009? Hade hazirlanin (come on get ready!).



Tatlisu here we come!



Richy


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007, good idea about the tennis court just a bit worried that it might interfer with that view to the sea...

I know it gets a bit chilly out of season and have heard that TB Village have a heated pool... could be good for Xmas / Easter... what do you think ?



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Kyrenia007



That sounds fantastic.



Regards



kyrenia007


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Hi Richy,

Don't worry I thought about that too! I was wondering if the tennis court could be near the entrance somewhere, basically in a corner where it won't affect th beautiful views either side I know there will be a mini golf course in the ravine but I do love a game of tennis.



Excellent plan about the heated pool! I think in Xmas/Easter it will be lovely to go for a long walk, followed by a good swim and then off to a local restaurant for some decent kebab and meze



Ok Milou and the Turtle Bay Beach guys, I feel a summer party coming on! We just have to wait till 2009! It will go in a flash



Richy


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Sold... I'll raise a request to Santa Fe accordingly..



Book me a the Mrs for that Party...



kyrenia007


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Hi everyone

I just received the latest round of photos from Unwins (who have been great at sending us updates) that now shows our block (D8) and our foundations have been laid so it is full steam ahead!!



Richy, which block are you in? Let's hope we get a heated pool and a tennis court - can't wait!



kyrenia007


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ps We received a second email from Santa Fe showing us photos and requesting the second installment - anyone else receive the same? I am waiting to hear from our solicitor to make sure everything is as per the contract.



smoggyjim


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Turtle Bay Beach is back on the Turtle Bay web site with photo's



Richy


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thanks for the update smoggy I'll check it out..



007, I too have photo's of A3 (my block.. gnd fl A3.1) and good news is foundations are down and reinforcement rods in !!... hey it's great to see progress, I can start believing now...

Yep you've reminded me to mail SF... only life's a bit hectic at present... don't worry though I'll get round to it sooner or later..



Richy


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smog... i give up can't find it.. grateful if you could respond with the web link... tks.



Dusterbruce


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They still have the original site plan on there before the alterations



smoggyjim


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Richy follow this link http://www.turtlebayproperties.com/



Richy


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Cheers guy's but Smoggy agree with Duster the site plan appears to be the original unless you can guide me on what different route I should follow once I've accessed the site..

Anyway, just been asked for the next stage payment by SF as "foundations" are deemed complete on A3..



kyrenia007


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Same here, second installment requested but all is going to plan so no complaints, if anything I am very impressed with Santa Fe and Unwins.



Richy


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Me too only not sure how many blocks are being constructed just yet.. any idea 007 ?



dy1259


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Bump it up.



kyrenia007


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Hi Richy,

I spoke with the site manager in October when we were there last and he said they were working on the properties that have been sold so far, so at the time 22 blocks were under construction. We are going in April so I expect significant progress by then.



Richy


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Thanks 007.. look forward to your report.



dy1259...Bump it up ??... am I missing something here ?



gilld


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Hi all



We too have been asked for second payment by SF for A2, they have sent more pics and answer my emails quickly, so happy now dealing directly with them. - still not heard anything from Turtle Bay Properties!



Richy


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Me too.. but as you say SF seem to be in the driving seat now. Stay in touch..



Richy


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Good news guy's.. just seen a photo of Block A2 and ... the walls and stairs are up !!



If anyone wants a copy send me a mail..



kyrenia007


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Great news!! Maybe this time next year we will be ready to have a New Year's eve party out there



Dusterbruce


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Spring 2009 I think



kyrenia007


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Yes I think that is more realistic but you never know!



Richy


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Sounds good to me..



Hutch


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Do you all Know that the completion date for the site has been put back to December 2009 and more likely to be 2010



Starfish


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Hutch where did you hear about this? Have friends buying there, great site, been to visit myself.



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We live opposite this site & there has not been any activity at all for at least 6 months!!!



gilld


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Hi everyone out there,

does anyone have any news on turtle bay beach?

Please contact me either on here or directly by email - would love to hear from you.

Thanks



Villa


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hello gilld,



We have too bought from santa fe and would love to hear from you to know how you are getting on. Please contact me directly by email



Thanks



sunnyday


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Still no activity on the turtle bay beach site. totally deserted.



Pipie


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Are we talking about the TURTLE BAY COMPLEX opposite the golf course ? it was advertised as a beach cove is that correct ?



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no pipie they are talking about the namesake opposite our site at tatlisu sweetwaterbay. this site will never see workers on it again , i was told in august the local council have ordered all the shells to be knocked down and all the bricks etc to be removed. santa fe was the builder if im correct , they are not completeing for what ever reason.

the last time anyone was ssen working on here is close to two years ago.



andy



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Turtle Bay Beach has been mothballed by SantaFe probably indefinitely.



I was offered the opportunity to transfer my purchase to another development which I reluctantly did but I got my apartment.



I got my keys last week!



Villa


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hello dusterbruce



do you know if anyone took the repayment option from santa fe and if so whether they have been repaid or did everybody transfer to another site? what other site were you offered and are you happy with it?



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Hi Villa

My wife and I were offered the repayment option but after meeting with the directors in March this year we discided to take the offer of an appartment at the cove near Lapta.

We are very pleased with the appartment and have spent a few weeks holiday there.

Turtle bay beach is not going to happen and the repayment option is not guarenteed so would advise other purchasers to do the same.



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Thanks for reply andy-f



Dusterbruce


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Villa



I think a couple of purchasers took the repayment option, but were offered 1000 per month until the amount was repaid, a trifle risky I think.



I was offered an apartment on Citrus Gardens at Karsiyaka, which is a lovely development, but unfortunately the extra cash I had to fork out means that I will not be able to afford to live there as soon as I had hoped.



At least I got my apartment!



Villa


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Thanks for your response dusterbruce



Out of interest do you know if anyone took legal action against Santa fe becuse of Turtle Bay Beach and if so do you know if they were successful and the outcome?



tinam


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Hi Villa, A few of us are looking at going down that route.



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Villa



I think the general opinion was that taking action against SantaFe would take years , be expensive and really a waste of time. In these parts of the world it is not what you know but who!

I am told that a couple of purchasers took the refund route and will receive 1000 per month until the full amount is paid. In my case that would have been a repayment by late 2011.



gilld


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Hi Tinman, could you contact me re your proposed action against Santa Fe - we too were purchasing at Turtle Beach. Email is: gilld@talktalk.net



Many thanks



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