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Villa Zakkum

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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)
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
Access Secure parking
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.

Further details

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

About this location

The Turkish Aegean Coast 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.

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Review 1-8 of 8

27 Jul 2014


"Villa Zakuum-you will not find a better villa 5*"

My husband, daughter and her boyfriend stayed at Villa Zakkum for 2 weeks June/July 2014.We have stayed in more than a dozen villas and this one stands way above the rest. It is completely quiet and t… More

Thank you for your kind words we look forward to welcoming you back to Dalyan in the not too distant future. Kind regards Maria

23 Sep 2013


"Lovely relaxing Holiday in supberb location"

I have just returned from my second holiday at the Villa Zakkum . What can I say excellent service from Sunray Property. We were met at the airport by the transport arranged by Sunray and given the ke… More

5 Jun 2013


"Best holiday I have been so far!"

This was our first visit to Turkey and first time renting a private villa with swimming pool and massive beautiful garden. We had such a good time. My boys loved the pool and the garden, they enjoyed taking lemon and oranges from the trees in the garden. It was a unique experience, it will stay with us for a long time.

Debbie and Maria were very useful and very professional. We didn't have lot of requests but their response is instant.

I would strongly recommend Villa Zakkum if you want a peaceful place, no city life, surrounded by mountains. The villa itself is very clean, with aircon on each room. Kitchen is great, it has everything you need. There is wireless internet which was very useful for us to use in the evening. TV is connected to a local receiver which has hundreds of programs in Turkish and English.

Dalyan town is a nice small town, very peaceful town with friendly people. You can go to the beach by boat or drive there.

Great holiday for a family!

Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you and your lovely family back in Dalyan in the not too distant future. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Kind regards

22 Dec 2012



I had a fantastic break at villa Zakkum with my 23year old daughter and my father .From arrival to departure we could not have wished for a better holiday. The villa was beautiful with every amenity y… More

Thanks for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you back again in 2013

31 Dec 2011


"Don't trust!"

Although we had preference for booking via the website Holiday Lettings but the villa owner had contacted us and settled the booking without intervention of any rental company for some reason. It turned out that she asked for more rent than it was listed in the websites, and security deposit is non-refundable. The villa was well equipped except the pool 2 days out of order during our stay of 9 days.
Finally, I would recommend potential tenants to make a registered booking even though somewhere else.

I am sorry you didn't get back in touch with me to advise me that the deposit refund hadn't arrived. I will check with Isbank this week as the money left my account ! I had advised you previuously that they had told me there was a problem with the Belgian Iban number you had provided so I will check with them again. Regarding the pool being out of action for 2 days. I wasn't aware of this and again as I am only 5 minutes away from the property would have been more than happy to attend to any problems. The pool man attends every day and he hadn't advised me of any difficulties either. I am sorry you felt you had to post this review before speaking to me as you had left such a glowing review in my guest book. I will be in touch regarding your deposit refund and if necessary can meet your niece in Dalyan and refund her with cash to ensure you receive it !

17 Aug 2011


"Peaceful fun in the sun!"

We have just returned from a fantastic fortnight at Vill Zakkum. The villa itself is immaculate and provided everything that our family of five needed. The pool was superb and plenty large enough for our three boys to play and swim in. The 'pool boy' visits every two days to check and maintain the pool which is great from a cleanliness and hygeine point of view. The location was a bit more remote than we expected but, once we had got our bearings, it was very easy to travel to and from Dalyan on the local Dolmus buses that will pick you up at the end of the road. They are very regular but finish at 11.00pm after which a taxi would be needed. The position out of town means that the villa is lovely and peaceful away from noise and traffic. Dalyan is a nice town with plenty to amuse without being too touristy and busy and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Debbie was very friendly and helpful and easy to contact if needed.
A great holiday!

17 Jul 2011


"Wow !! I wish I owned it !! 10 out of 10"

What a superb villa air conditioned throughout, it has everything that you could wish for and more and is spotlessly clean! The kitchen is very well equiped and the appliances are excellent, the dish… More

28 Jun 2011


"Highly recommended villa..."

We had a brilliant time in this lovely villa, one of the nicest we have stayed in. Very well laid out and equipped, with a beautiful garden and great pool area. Debbie was fantastic and made us so wel… More

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    • 6 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

    Based in Turkey

    Languages spoken
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    • Dutch

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