House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Completed in June 2009. Keci Evi is a beautifully restored Turkish single storey village house set in it's own land of 8000 square metres in the traditional Turkish village of Gokbel, near Dalyan. Keci Evi sleeps six in two double and one twin bedrooms all with their own large shower rooms and private terrace. The living area is traditionally open plan with a well equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area. Keci Evi is fully air conditioned.
Gokbel village is a truly peaceful setting, only a twelve minute drive from Dalyan, where life carries on at a pace so often lost long ago. Keci Evi is a haven for lovers of relaxation and de-stressing , the perfect destination for those who want to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life....but with mod cons, a glorious view and the odd cold beer or glass of wine
Keci Evi is a fully air-conditioned house with a blend of modern fitments and traditional features. Open plan kitchen, dining and living areas lead to three en suite bedrooms with their own private outdoor terraces. Keci Evi is set in its own grounds and has it's own own private pool. Keci Evi faces west and affords spectacular views of the village, beach and sunset – the real WOW factor in an oasis of peace and relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Iztuzu 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Keci Evi has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining and seating areas for six guests and double doors leading onto the veranda where you can enjoy those wonderful alfresco meals and sun downers whilst enjoying the spectacular uninterrupted views across the lake, beach and mountains beyond.
All three bedrooms have their own en suite shower rooms and private terraces.
|Further details outdoors||
The grounds at Keci Evi amount to approximately 8000 sq.metres and consist of olive, mulberry and pine trees set into the hillside. The terraces and areas around the house have been landscaped, but the rest have been left natural in keeping with the village environment as the grounds are surrounded on two sides by nationally protected pine forest. Our oldest and spectacular tree has been retained in order to provide shade over the main terrace during the heat of the day. There is also bbq and outdoor seating area facing the views.
We request a 10% non refundable deposit when booking with the final payment due in full six weeks prior to departure. We do not take a security depaosit as we work on trust. Instead we do ask guests to replace any broken or damaged items like for like
Cots and high chairs can be hired for a small charge and paid locally as can children's car seats. A request for these must be made with the original booking and on the booking form. We do ask guests to provide cot bedding and their own outdoor towels.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Dalyan which lies on the Turquoise coast and is a fifteen minute drive from Gokbel is quite simply a paradise for those seeking something different. Imagine your home, nestling in a village, surrounded by lush green fields breaking into spectacular mountain ranges. Add the vista of a freshwater lake separated from the crystal clear Mediterranean by the fabulous Turtle Beach. Include warm and welcoming inexpensive restaurants – shopping in ethnic markets – .
Brief fame was brought to Dalyan in the late 1980s by loggerhead turtles or, more accurately, by David Bellamy and Captan June who led a world-wide campaign to halt a proposed development on Dalyan's pristine three mile Iztuzu beach. The conservation battle was won and the whole Dalyan delta turned into a wildlife sanctuary in order to preserve its unique flora, fauna and way of life.
Dalyan has everything - an outstanding beach, fascinating wildlife, strong local traditions and the majestic remains of an ancient city. Boat is the best way to reach the many attractions of Dalyan, including mud baths where you have the privilege - if that is the word - of being caked in sulphurous, but reputedly therapeutic, mud. Drifting downstream you pass the haunting, 4th-century BC tombs which loom, like miniature Greek temples hewn out of the cliffs, high above the river right opposite the town. Marsh frogs croak in the rushes, stripe-necked terrapins and little freshwater turtles dart in and out of the water and, if you are quick, you may catch the dazzling turquoise arc of a kingfisher in flight.
Further down river towards the the fish hatcheries, you can be dropped off at the dramatically situated ruins of ancient Caunos, which boast some of the most impressively fortified walls still standing in western Turkey, along with a well-preserved Greek-style theatre, Roman baths and a Byzantine basilica. You can wander among the shattered columns and the huge chunks of masonry of ancient temples for hours, photographing, drawing or just gazing at the beauty of the scene and on glories past. So much is to be discovered by boat; the variety of birds and the sight of small turtles basking at the waters edge, with their bodies submerged and their heads on the surface, is unforgettable. If you are very lucky you may even find one of the rare loggerhead turtles, the 95-million-year-old species Carretta carretta, swimming right under the boat in nesting season, if you head beyond the river mouth. You can also disembark here at the end of Dalyans beautiful sandy beach, forty minutes by boat from the town quay. However, those few who know will head by regular dolmus (a twenty minute journey) to the opposite end of the beach where the views are as spectacular as the peace. From one tip to the other, the swimming from this vast and unblemished stretch of sand is excellent.
As well as the large fleet of boats, other provisions have been made for visitors to Dalyan, which has developed from a small village into a pleasant little town. There is now a good choice of restaurants (with fresh river fish a speciality) , carpet, jewellery and spice shops and small grocers. All this and all within a short distance of Gokbel.
The village of Gokbel also has it treasures. Not only the unspoilt scenery but the small local shops which will stock every day items and pancake (Gozleme) restaurants which serve not only delicious pancakes but other food and drinks as well.