Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Cicek Evi (the house of flowers). Cicek is a newly converted village house set in the foothills just outside Dalyan. From the property you have a stunning view across the valley to the lake, beach, sea and a back drop of mountains - the real WOW factor in an oasis of peace and relaxation., Wonderfully quiet, the odd sound from across the valley, the tinkle of sheep bells or perhaps a tractor in the distance that is Gokbel. It is the nearest we will ever get to paradise.
Depending on the season you can pick from the terraced garden white mulberries, yummy on your morning muesli or lemons, oranges, grapes and pomegranites. The pool is one depth and is not fenced although not accessible from the veranda, so please consider your requirements for children. Pop down the hill to the pancake shop or stop off at a local restaurant only a few minutes drive. Dalyan is full of good restaurants, plenty of local shops, boats up the lake or down to the beach. Visit Caunos Roman ruins, see the Lycian tombs - the best of everything. For convenience you will most likely want to rent a car or scooter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Iztuzu 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Cicek is a newly converted village house set up in the mountains just outside Dalyan.
The interior benifits from 2 double and one twin bedroom all with their own private shower rooms. The master bedroom also benefits from a bath and shower. From the two doble bedrooms you can watch the sun set form the large balcony which overlooks the garden, lake and beach beyond.
|Further details outdoors||
The house is situated in the foothills with seriously stunning views sweeping over the valley to a lake, the beach, sea and the distant mountains. We certainly believe that it has the WOW factor. Sit on the balcony and wait for the sunset.
The house is in a very quiet area. It has a private south facing swimming pool, a south facing garden, a covered seating area, a south facing patio area, a south facing balcony, sea views, panoramic views, interesting views, a barbecue. If you are driving there is private parking with the outside areas of the house having external lighting.
The house comprises 3 bedrooms in total; 2 double, 1 twin, 3 of the bedrooms with en-suite facilities. . This gives room for up to 6 people. Bed linen and towels are provided for your use.
The house has 3 bathrooms and 4 WCs for your party's use. Air-conditioning keeps the house cool. Central heating keeps you snug and warm.
A samll library of books and games.
eating & living :
There is room for 8 in the living room. The open fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To prepare food you will find a cooker, an oven, a fridge, a freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a dish washer, a washing machine, a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils.
This is a non-smoking house
A pet would be considered
Not suitable for wheelchairs
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Dalyan region is a conservation area and as such is highly protected against over development.
Gokbel is about 12 minutes from Dalyan and eight minutes to the beach. The nearest shop for essentials is a five minute drive. A very small rural village, do not expect tarmac roads. The locals are warm and welcoming, the Turkish people are known for their hospitality and their excellent cooking. Wonderfully peaceful and quiet, the odd sound from across the valley the tinkle of sheep bells or perhaps a tractor in the distance, that is Gokbel. We have seen tortoises lumbering up the track passed the house and fireflies dancing in the mulberry tree at night.
July and August are the hottest two months, the evenings in May and October can be quite cool but can also be warm so we suggest taking sleeves in case. The winters are supposed to be quite wet.
Iztuzu beach is one of the last nesting sites in the mediterranean for the Loggerhead Turtle. Two miles of sand in which there are areas restricted for the turtles but ample space to find a spot away on your own. There are facilities at either end of the beach where sun beds can be hired and drink bought.
Dalyan a small town on the banks of the reed river in this beautiful conservation area made famous by the turtles nesting on Itzuzu beach. There are numerous good restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes. Sit down at the side of the river overlooking the Lycian tombs and have an efes (a beer) or a che (Turkish tea) in the tea gardens.
Take a water taxi up the lake to the market at Koycegiz on a Monday and stop off at the mud baths and sulphur springs. We quite often hire a boat for the day and either go out to sea to a cove, swim and the boatman then serves us up a barbecue or have a day on the fresh water lake. They also offer night time barbecues on the lake. There are a great number of water birds to watch and in the autumn catch the flashing blue of kingfishers in the reeds. We often see river turtles but have only once seen the big loogerhead turtle which was very exciting.
Visit the roman ruins of Kaunos, take the bus to Fethiye or a Gulet trip around twelve islands from Gocek - perhaps a jeep safari and have lunch up the mountains at the trout farm. There is a recently build golf course about 10 minutes from Cicek. Walking riding, snorkelling and fishing or just sit by the pool with the WOW view from Cicek and enjoy a drink and your book.