About the home
Peaceful and ideal for those who want a good night's sleep. Child friendly. 8 to 10 minutes walk - mostly under shade - to the beach. Shops and restaurants 3 minutes walk. Very pretty, old Turkish complex with an exceptionally large pool. A few English houses on complex but mostly Turkish making the holiday more interesting particularly with the benefit of expanding your probably non existent Turkish vocabulary!
The house is light and airy and the middle one of three. It is on three floors including roof and ground floor terraces and bedroom balconies. Air conditioning in bedrooms, fans ground floor. Uncluttered - this does not feel like someone's house. Good new beds for your back. Can cook on gas hob & terrace BBQ but why eat in when the restaurants are so cheap? All rooms have balconies. Big ground floor terrace and roof terrace with lovely views & great for star gazing.
Fronts on to a rural street. Backs on to the complex but not directly facing pool. House chosen for its quiet and child safe location.
Safe local beach 8 to 10 minutes shady walk away. Nearest shops 3 minutes walk. Old Turkish complex with big trees, flowers and cobbled streets.
Walking along the river to the beach is an enjoyable experience and for those interested in nature, a walk into the conservation area (marshland) is recommended. A nature tour is integrated into the boat trips down the river.
Akyaka is the ideal chill out holiday. Brilliant for instantly getting rid of stress as so serene and quiet. Caters mostly for the Turks and retains a village atmosphere. Prices are a third of the tourist resorts. No karaoke bars here but enough restaurants and shops to serve your needs. There are only a limited number of English holiday makers - ideal for those who want to get away from it all and absorb the Turkish culture. However, almost all the restaurants and shops are English speaking. The resort is comfortably busy in July & August as it is popular with Turkish holiday makers.
Akyaka lies at the base of mountains and thus creating a cooling breeze. The large river that runs through it to the sea is attractive and lined with superb fish restaurants which are locally renowned. The beach is lined with restaurants and you can spend the day on your sun lounger being looked after by the waiters!
The resort is family orientated and really safe for children. The beach is gently shelved and it takes a while to get out of your depth. However, for those who want a good swim - walk to the wooded parkland and swim from the headland directly into deep clear blue waters. The Turkish water is really warm and wonderful for the keen swimmer.
We recommend the local boat trips and gullet cruises (approx £12 for a day's cruise including good lunch) - to amphitheatre & Byzantine city ruins on nearby island & swimstops in warm clear water. Organised trips are available to the turtle beach and mudbaths at Dalyan; safari trip into the hinterland; kayaking; white water rafting; turkish baths.
Akayka has a visiting market, but a trip to the market in Mugla is highly recommended. You can also take the tractor to the market in the neighbouring village, Gokova.
Local bus services to Marmaris and Mugla - about £2 return. Marmaris is a very busy tourist resort and if you avoid the hotels and head straight for the old port, it is worth a visit. Have a meal overlooking the beautiful bay, walk past all the boats, visit the castle, explore the little alleyways of the orginal village and shop to your heart's content in the bazaar and bijoux shops. Recommend going in the evening as very hot in the day.
Mugla is a university town and away from the tourists. Definetly worth visiting.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Just 10 minutes walk, 300m|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Double beds (3), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 1|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Large attractive complex pool never busy - filled 15 June to 15 September.
House is around the corner from the pool and fronts on to a rural street. Very quiet, good night's sleep assured and good beds. Fantastic view of mountains, marshland and a glimpse of the sea from top floor terrace.
The house is the middle of three. Friendly Turkish neighbours.
Airconditioning in two bedrooms, electric fans in all other rooms.
This is an old, traditional, uncluttered house and is suitable for those who want to use it for sleeping & breakfasting on the terrace.
There is one shower with toilet and a separate toilet on the ground floor.
The roof terrace views are stunning and the turkish neighbours give your holiday an authentic feel.
With beach 8 to10 minutes walk, shops & restaurants 3 minutes walk away and a very helpful English speaking agent, its location is ideal.
Further details outdoors:
The house does not front on to the pool which makes it safer for children and very quiet for the adults!
The complex is shady with mature trees and flowers.
The walk to the beach goes through a woodland so is mostly shady which is important!
There is street parking outside the front door.
People tend not to sit around the pool as there is no bar.
My management agent who speaks English fluently is on hand for help, advice and emergencies.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Akyaka is a real Turkish resort although it is now attracting some English visitors. English is spoken in most shops and eating out is in Turkish prices - up to half the prices of some of the popular resorts.
It is very pretty and relaxing set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains with a large river running through it which creates a nice cooling breeze.
Marmaris and the inland town of Mugla are both 30 minute bus rides away. It is very popular with the rich Turks. It is also half the price of some of the other more popular resorts!!!
The Akyaka area
Gullet and boat trips (approx £10 for a full day inc. good lunch) go to Cleopatra's island where there is an amphitheatre and the remains of a Byzantine civilisation. Great day out for swimming from the boats in clear, warm water. Kite surfing, kayaking & canoeing.
The fresh fish restaurants are sought after by the Turks and are famous in the region.
Marmaris is worth a visit for its shopping - you can also go deep sea diving there (30 minutes bus)
Mugla, an inland town, gives you an insight into the real Turkey. (30 minutes bus)
Akyaka - nature walks, kite boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, beach front restaurants, a few hippy type shops.
How to get there
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Fly to Dalaman Airport - google cheap flights Dalaman. Flight time three and a half hours there and four hours back.
Akyaka is on a straight, non mountainous road from Dalaman and normally takes 45 minutes to the house in Akyaka. Go towards Marmaris from the Airport. Akyaka is at the top of the Gulf of Gokova.
I will arrange a local, safely driven taxi to collect you from the Airport and take you directly to the house where my management agent will meet you. Prices are approximately £50 each way. Akyaka is half an hour from Marmaris and half an hour from Mugla. If hiring a car, the route from the airport is simple to follow.
Activities near Akyaka
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Oct 2012
Just what the doctor ordered. Loved the space and size of the rooms, especially the top floor master bedroom. Well-equipped kitchen for those few occasions when we did cook. Adequate bathroom/toilet facilities and nice to have a wet room whose drainage works efficiently! Great to have the various balconies, and the roof terrace became our main living space – what spectacular views across the plain and to the mountains! On occasion, we lost each other in the house. Air conditioning in two of the bedrooms and the fans elsewhere were a godsend!! And we had the pool largely to ourselves the few times we used it.
Very friendly neighbours with whom we exchanged pigeon Turkish and English, as well as Turkish Delight and pistachios!
The lower village has a good selection of restaurants and bars (Mev's and the Anchor being our favourites) and, while English was largely spoken in all, our phrasebook did come in useful on several occasions.
We avoided the main beach since we were there during the Turkish holiday season and you couldn't see sand for sun loungers. Instead we headed over the bridge and round to the left towards the wind surfing beach. Lots of small sandy spots to tuck yourself away (but beware low flyng kites!). And definitely go on a boat trip. We went out twice on the Kleopatra which is one of the smaller, quieter boats and the captain does his best to avoid the more crowded swimming spots. Beautiful scenery, good food and great value.
All in all, a very relaxing location and comfortable accomodation.
Thank you for your comprehensive review of my house which described it so well. I am pleased that you thoroughly explored the resort and shall try the kitesurfing beach myself. I am always anxious that my guests are happy with my house so I am very grateful indeed for this very positive feedback. I do hope that you will want to stay there again! Very best wishes, Sarah.
25 Sep 2012
We found this property whilst searching for accommodation for a kitesurfing holiday. We were glad we booked it as the owner was most helpful, arranging airport transfers for us and providing lots of information on the area.
The house is in a quiet area with friendly neighbours. It has good sized rooms with large master bedroom with a roof terrace which we could see the kite beach from.
Akyaka centre is only a short walk away and has lots of nice restaurants which we found extremely good value. You can walk to the kite beach or take a water taxi provided by the kite schools.
Would recommend and we will certainly visit again.
Thank you very much indeed for your feedback. As Akyaka is a renowned kite surfing centre, it is fittinh to have a kite surfing guest and to hear that you found the house to be superb value as well as meeting your needs. Thank you for taking the time to review my house.
09 Sep 2012
We recently stayed in this house in Akyaka. The house has 3 double bedrooms and there were only the two of us so we had plenty of space. You can always find shade on at least one of the balconies which are off each room at either side of the house. The roof terrace from the top room is very large and has great views across the village, but too hot to sit up there during the day (unless there were to be a large umbrella provided), but perfect for a late night enjoying drinks, lying on the loungers and star gazing! The house is situated in a very quiet location with great neighbours and only a short walk away to shops, restaurants, beach and the river. The communal pool is nearly always empty, so you can expect to have it to yourselves if you choose to swim there. All in all, we loved Akyaka. It is a lively, busy little town, (we were there over August Bank Holiday), with mainly Turkish tourists and very few English. The river and restaurants are picturesque, the people friendly and the food great! Go on some of the local boat trips as you get the chance to swim in some beautiful bays. Would definitely recommend this house, but you do need to be quite active as some of the streets to get to and from the village are quite steep. Sarah, the owner of the house could not have been more helpful, and provided lots of useful information before our holiday, so we were well prepared when we arrived.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on my house and your comments on my helpfulness - I am very flattered, thank you. I had forgotten to mention on the website that the pool is nearly always empty which is a definite plus! Star gazing from the roof terrace at night is, as you say, stunning. I do hope that you will want to stay again next year and thanks for taking the time to do this review.
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|8 Apr 13||29 Apr 13||£ 184||£ 37||£ 37||5 Nights|
|29 Apr 13||20 May 13||£ 263||£ 42||£ 42||1 Night|
|20 May 13||10 Jun 13||£ 315||£ 53||£ 53||5 Nights|
|10 Jun 13||8 Jul 13||£ 342||£ 58||£ 58||1 Week|
|8 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 368||£ 61||£ 61||1 Week|
|19 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 405||£ 63||£ 63||1 Week|
|2 Sep 13||30 Sep 13||£ 368||£ 61||£ 61||1 Week|
|30 Sep 13||14 Oct 13||£ 263||£ 42||£ 42||4 Nights|
|14 Oct 13||4 Nov 13||£ 205||£ 37||£ 37||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please pay an additional £35for the house to be cleaned before & after your visit. Payment by cheque or bank transfer . Allow approx £50 each way for taxi transfer to resort. The taxi will be arranged for you. £10 per person is required for visa on entry into Turkey.
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