Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you're looking for a holiday that provides sun, relaxation, superb comfort and privacy we may have just what you are looking for ! Villa Zakkum (Zakkum being Turkish for Oleander) is situated on the outskirts of Dalyan surrounded by spectacular mountain views offering the best of both worlds to the holidaymaker. Peaceful relaxing days and easy access to the many bars and restaurants Dalyan has to offer by night time.
Getting about is easy as the Dolmus runs every 15 minutes from the end of the road and takes 5 minutes to get to the centre of town. Taxis are also cheap and readily available. There are bikes available for your use at the property, alternatively the walk into town is easy as although surrounded by mountains, Dalyan itself is flat. The baker calls on a morning delivering fresh bread and there is a mini market 2 minutes walk from the villa.
The villa is spacious and excellently furnished offering light, airy accommodation with everything available to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
This is a wonderful location, perfect for days lazing by the pool with a good book and enjoying the wonderful Turkish hospitality and cuisine by nightime. For those looking for a little more activity, there is plenty to do for all age groups including adventure activities or visits to cultural and historic sites to name but a few...
Dalyan is laid back, low key and lovely; a unique place with something for everyone ensuring you experience an unforgettable holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Iztuzu/Turtle Beach 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
Villa Zakkum is furnished to a very high standard with 3 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 large doubles, one with en suite shower/wet room, a twin bedroom and large family bathroom with bath & shower . There is a further w.c with wash handbasin downstairs. All rooms are provided with bed linen and bathroom towels. There are additional towels available for pool & beach use.
The lounge is open plan with a large corner sofa. For guests visiting out of season there is a wood burner to take the chill off the evenings. The Lounge is split level leading into the kitchen/diner. The dining area has large patio doors overlooking the garden and pool providing a stunning panorama of the surrounding mountains. It is very easy to sit evening times and watch the sunset with a glass of something cold !
The kitchen is well equipped with applicances, utensils, crockery, cutlery & glassware. There is a breakfast bar area with stools and a dining table & chairs.
|Further details outdoors||
As the name suggests the gardens are surrounded by Oleander providing colour and privacy and are well stocked with shrubs, palms and fruit trees.
The large terrace surrounding the pool provides ample space for relaxing and soaking up the sun whilst the spacious covered balcony areas can provide cooling shade in the heat of the day and are ideal for dining al fresco. The garden has a traditional Turkish Kosk (raised seating area with cushions for relaxing) The gardens are planted with an abundance of magnificent bougainvillea and hibiscus providing stunning colour and backdrop to the pool and terrace.
There is also a BBQ available for your use. There are sun loungers and garden furniture available.
Pool available from May to October
English/Turkish speaking property owner lives locally so can be on hand for any enquires
Turkish Law states that music cannot be played outside after midnight
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Dalyan is a lovely small riverside town located on the Turquoise coast in southern Turkey. It has an enticing mix of breathtaking views, fantastic weather, warm friendly hospitality, plentiful restaurants, charming bars and places to shop.
Dalyan is well known thanks to its proximity to the famous 7km Iztuzu Beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) lay their eggs. The beach and surrounding area is a natural conservation area and is protected from development. The beach can be reached by minibus or by a relaxing boat ride on the Dalyan Canal and on through the reed beds. As well as Loggerhead Turtles Dalyan is also home to the largest population of the Soft Shelled Nile Turtles (Trionyx triunguis). The wet land areas are home to many migrating birds and storks nest all over the area.
Steeped in history Dalyan is overlooked by ancient Lycian Rock Tombs which are the last resting places of the Kings of Kaunos, meanwhile the Dalyan Canal weaves its way past the village on its way from Köycegiz Lake to the beach.
Across the canal are the ruins of the city of Kaunos, with a Roman theatre, fortifications, basilica and many other sites to be seen. Dalyan itself has strict building regulations which ensures a traditional feeling in the village. Originally a fishing village, the name Dalyan means "fish trap". Fishing still makes a major contribution to the local economy and the daily catch features prominently on restaurant menus. The village has a warm welcome to visitors and most people who visit once return time and time again.
The Saturday Market is a joy to shop at, from the best quality fake designer wear to fresh vegetables and of course a plentiful collection of local spices and teas; as a working market you will shop alongside tourists and locals alike.
With mud baths, Turkish baths, thermal springs, an historic mosque and scenic walks Dalyan has it all for the perfect relaxing holiday. Early season is a nature lovers delight with many amazing walks providing the opportunity to observe the wildlife with migrating birds and outstanding flora and fauna. Many guests choose April and May for walking holidays with perfect temperatures and weather conditions.
Nearby you can also find Tlos, an ancient roman site with Lycian rock caves; Saklikent Gorge, a natural marvel to walk through; the beautiful bays of Bacardi, Asi and Ekincik, perfect for snorkeling.
Dalyan is also just over an hours drive from Marmaris or Fethiye with the glorious Öludeniz just outside Fethiye. You can take a boat tour from Göcek around the 12 islands, or just walk around the marina and marvel at the yachts.