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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This beautiful villa set in spacious gardens was built with hand cut stone, quarried locally to blend in with the traditional style of the region. Located in the Datca peninsula renowned for its natural beauty, unspoilt by tourism, and considered one of the worlds healthiest environments with high oxygen levels and low humidity. Away from the road and other houses, it is surrounded by olive, almond, pine and fruit trees perched on a hillside with spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea. With three double bedrooms, large terrace, large private garden, covered outside seating area and large inviting swimming pool it has all the facilities to let you enjoy your holiday is modern comfort. We now have a traditional turkish stone oven/barbacue in the garden to rpovide our guests with a fantastic cooking/eating experience.

Main House sleeps up to 6, 3 double bedrooms all air conditioned. 3 bathrooms, kitchen, large dining and living room with fire place. Covered terrace with additional dining table overlooking swimming pool and gardens with views of the Mediterranean sea.

Internal door to self-contained flat with further two double bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen and living room. If flat required price is additional 50% of advertised main house price. Not rented to separate parties to ensure privacy.

Here is an e-mail our previous customers send; Thanks again for letting us stay in your lovely villa! The Datca peninsula is a real gem - a genuinely unspoilt place with a stunning coastline, good food and friendly people. Villa Olive garden was perfect for a relaxing family holiday and had everything we needed.

We've had fantastic first week in Turkey here at your very specious and comfortable villa.The view from the verandah is spectacular. With the lounger barring access to the steps we have practically lived out on the verandah all week.Isabel's swimming has come on leaps +bounds while we'vebeen here. we enjoyed the beaches of Kara Incir , Hayit Buku, ova buku and Palamutbuku although our attemped to drive to third local cove from Hyitbuku ended with one wheel in a ditch and a rescue from 4 burly dustmen!We 're amazed Datca Peninsula has refined all its charm despite an easy drive from Dalaman airport. Long may it continue.

3-10th July 2010 Phil , Charlotte , Isabel Freya Masterson Tonbridge Kent Uk

It was hot but I love the pool- Bella(aged 10)

midnight swim and the restaurant Ortam Kittens were my favourite Johnny(aged 5)

We've all had such a wonderful and relaxing holiday! The wonderful views from the verandah were unexpected and we all made most of sitting, reading, eating +relaxing on it.We went to all the beaches and enjoyed each in a different waybut it was the perfect being able to comeback to the comfort of Villa Olive Garden. The Area was just what we wanted, unspoilt,few British tourists and relaxed and quite.We do feel we found the perfect place here and all had best time- hope to be back one day.

17th -24th July 2010 Sybil, Andrew, Bella +Johnny Mclaughan Gloucestershire UK

For the second time we enjoyed your comfortable house with wonderful view, the quite area with Olive trees and the swimming pool.

Thank you very much for the hospitality from you and your family.

24th July -3 August 2010 Adri , Mia Doets Tienke Bouwes Edam Holland

Just an email to thank you very much for letting us stay at Villa Olive Garden 3-10 July. We had a lovely holiday. We were really impressed with the villa. It was beautifully finished and had plenty of space. The verandah was particularly good and the view was spectacular. It was good to be able to separate the children from the pool too. The pool was a really good size and always clean. We loved the area and can't believe it is "undiscovered", at least by non-Turkish holidaymakers. It was a great first introduction to Turkey. The children enjoyed all the attention which they are not used to in the UK. We visited several of the local beaches, Knidos and Datca, all very nice.

Dear Sel, Thank you for our fantastic holiday. The house , the area were wonderful. Particulary your family was very kindly and the hospitality was great. In the hotel of your parants we really enjoyed the delicious dinners and the sociability. We also loved the house, the swimmingpool, the stillness, the beaches, the nature , the boattrip to Knidos. We thank you and your family so much. And perhaps, i fit is possible, we return in the summer of 2010. With kind regards to you and your family. Adrie, Mia and Tienke ( fam Doets ) 06/ 2009

Dear Sel, Thanks for your email and yes we did have a wonderful time at the Villa and in Turkey. We really liked Datca and the Hotel and it was nice to meet your brother and mother and the rest of the family. (And yes your mother did get the family photo album out, so we feel we know you all very well!) We spent a few days in Istanbul at the end of the holiday getting back to England on the 19th August. We loved the villa, it was very comfortable and just right for our family. We had a super relaxing holiday and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Please give our best wishes to Fatih (wish him luck in England) and the rest of your family. Rachel august 2009

Oh yes it was fabulous, you've got a really lovely villa there. Thank your Mum for looking after us so well. Their place is very charming. She misses her grandchildren - seen the photos... Our little Eddie stood in as a temporary substitute for James :) Best Rgds Antony September 2009

Dear Sel, We are now safely back in Istanbul after a fabulous week in your house on the Datcha Peninsula. We had a ideal week with lots of swimming, snorkeling, reading and eating, the perfect holiday. Lucky you to have such a great house in such a stunning location we are all very jealous. Your family were charming and we were very grateful for the rocket your mother picked for us from the garden, please would you thank them for us. Andrew and Fiona Houlton august 2009

Sel We had a wonderful time at your villa. The location was so quiet and peaceful that it was worth the long drive. The pool is excellent and your family at the hotel really looked after us. we thought it was all excellent and we would recommend it to our friends. Dr David Walsh 07/2009

Hi Sel, Yes, we really did have a fantastic holiday staying at your villa and we are delighted that we found it on the internet! We have recommended it to family and friends and will go back ourselves! Firstly, please can you pass on a huge thank you to your family for their incredibly kind, warm and generous hospitality every time we went to the Hotel. They are such lovely people and we felt as though we were welcomed as part of the family. We were extremely comfortable in your villa and have no complaints at all. We spent a lot of time in the pool, day and night - it was fantastic. England has seemed so cold this week, after the extreme heat of our fortnight in Turkey; I've never before had a tan like this! Sitting on the patio daydreaming, reading, eating and drinking was thoroughly relaxing! Such a peaceful, unspoilt area and what a stunning setting; we went on a few fascinating walks, enjoyed some figs en route! We ate almonds from your garden and brought some home! It was fascinating to watch the local people picking almonds. The nearby beaches and coves are exquisite; so beautiful, unspoilt and crystal clear water; we particularly loved the one beyond Ovubuku. Datca is a delightful town; the Saturday market was fun; we had a great day scuba diving from here with the Datca Diving Club. We enjoyed the day we spent at Knidos, although it was probably the very hottest day of our holiday! There are quite a lot of restaurants to sample too! Our favourites were undoubtedly the Olive Garden Hotel and Ortam in Hayitbuku. Overall, we had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable holiday and would definitely like to go back. And we look forward to going to Mesudiye again! Thanks for everything. Love Jane." Jane Ryan August 2008.

Hi Sel, sorry for not writing sooner. Thanks again for letting us stay in your lovely villa! The Datca peninsula is a real gem - a genuinely unspoilt place with a stunning coastline, good food and friendly people. Villa Olive garden was perfect for a relaxing family holid ay and had everything we needed - the views from the pool and terrace were beautiful and the olives we picked from the garden and brought home were delicious! Datca harbour and Old Datca were definitely worth a visit, but the highlight for us was playing and swimming in the turquoise sea on a small beach that we h ad all to ourselves. Feel free to use all or some of this for the website, we have recommended t he villa to friends and hope to be able to come back some time! Thanks again." Lizzie Tattersall September 2008

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ovabuku & Hayitbuku
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dalaman 165 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Main House

Three Bedrooms

The master bedroom contains a double bed with an en-suite bathroom and balcony. This balcony also connects with another bedroom which contains bunk beds suitable for two children or young adults. Both these rooms face south and have incredible views to wake up to. There also remains a further spacious double bedroom with views of the gardens and olive trees which grow on these fertile hills. All bedrooms are newly furnished and are air-conditioned. There is a large bathroom with bath and shower upstairs and a further toilet and shower room downstairs.

Kitchen

There is a wonderful modern kitchen finished in locally crafted wood with marble work surfaces. There is a large fridge freezer, cooker and hob and washing machine. Everything you need to make the best of the local ingredients which can be picked from the garden or bought in Mesudiye village. You may prefer to visit the local small holders where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables fresh from their gardens as well as purchase virgin olive oil, local honey or even fresh cow or goat milk.

Living Room

This spectacular room has a centrepiece real fire although guests visiting outside of winter are unlikely to have use for this. There is a modern leather sofa and large dining table which leads out to the large covered balcony where you can enjoy again the spectacular views in the shade and smell the wonderful thyme and pine scented air as well as the many blossoming fruit trees. Have a glass of wine and try to take in this natural paradise. Further there is satelite television and a sony stereo system.

Swimming Pool & Garden

There is a wonderful swimming pool with fantastic waterfall drop designed to allow the swimmer to enjoy the views of the mountains and sea. This is a truly breathtaking feature. The house has a large landscaped garden where you can find many fruit trees, olive trees, almond trees and where a number of local herbs and vegetables grow. For the nature lover you can also enjoy visits from many local birds and tortoises!

Ground Floor Flat

Internal door to self-contained flat with further two double bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen and living room. If flat required price is additional 50% of advertised main house price. Not rented to separate parties to ensure privacy.

Further details outdoors

There is a wonderful swimming pool with fantastic waterfall drop designed to allow the swimmer to enjoy the views of the mountains and sea. This is a truly breathtaking feature. The house has a large landscaped garden where you can find many fruit trees, olive trees, almond trees and where a number of local herbs and vegetables grow. For the nature lover you can also enjoy visits from many local birds and tortoises!

Location

The house is perfectly positioned to give you privacy and an element of remoteness while being convenient for all the prime locations of the area. It is approximately 4km from the beaches of Hayit Buku and Ovabuku and the Olive Garden Hotel less than 10 minutes drive away. The staff at the Olive Garden Hotel are always available to arrange anything you may need. It is a mere 17 km or 20 minutes drive from Datca and 25 minutes, 18 km from Knidos. A car is necessary although this is a fantastic location for walking the mountain trails or mountain biking. A local dolmus/bus service runs very close to the house approximately 5 minutes walk away. A car, motor scooter or mountain bikes can all be arranged for you as well as access to a small boat with outboard motor.

Further details

All bedrooms have air-conditioning, suitable for children. We also have unlimited wireless internet acces.

For larger parties there is an internal door to self-contained flat with further two double bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen and living room please ask if you would like to rent the additonal space (not renteed seperatly).

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region

The Datca Peninsula

The untouched coast, off the main tourist routes, Datca appears to be more like an oasis; a beautiful, quiet haven to peace and tranquility. One of Turkey 's most unspoilt spots, boasting lovely vistas, rich flora, fresh air and crystal clean waters. Those who enjoy exploring and hiking will be surprised by the variety of nature and richness of the beautiful undiscovered place of the Datca Peninsula . This virtual island remains a wild and heavily wooded frontier region, famous for its three Turkish B's: Balik, Bal and Badem; fish, honey and almonds. Datca is a small town of around five thousand there is a lively harbour set in stunning scenery whose relaxed happy atmosphere will captivate you immediately. The entire region is a combination of traditional Turkish friendliness and hospitality, tranquility, sophistication and good fun. You can choose to seek any or all of these qualities as the mood takes. Discover the real Turkey , unspoilt and away from the crowds.

Health

The air quality of the Datca area, with a 33% presence of oxygen, is said to protect against heart disease as well as benefit those with circulation, nerve and rheumatism problems. As well as a perfect climate it also boasts some of the cleanest water in the Mediterranean supporting the legendary longevity of the residents of Datça.

Ovabuku, Hayitbuku and Kizilbuk

Close to the Villa are; Ovabuku, Hayitbuku and Kizilbuk, three bays which lie next to each other like a precious pearl in the neck of the peninsula. Ovabuku is found by descending the pine tree mountains past the tiny village of Mesudiye. There are dramatic and panoramic views of the Aegean sea on one side and the Mediterranean on the other. This creates the wonderful micro climate of the region. Pine forests are intermingled with oak, myrtle, gum and carob trees. Almond trees, olive and citrus groves, grape vines and all manner of herbaceous plants are there to be discovered as you explore the mountains and valley.

Ovabuku is set in a beautiful bay with no distractions apart from the sounds of gentle waves and the charming bird songs. Hayitbuku with its wonderful beach is also a hidden treasure and those lucky enough to discover it and the stunning bay of Kizilbuk completes this wonderful location. Palamut Buku lies about 5km further west and has one of the longest beaches in the area and another 5km takes you to Knidos. In between you will find the countless exquisite bays and pristine beaches, some only accessible by boat and forest paths, which we believe are the most beautiful in the whole of Turkey.

Knidos

The region is particularly historically rich as it was one of the most important commercial and cultural centres throughout the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean from the times of Ancient Greece through to the Byzantine period. The ancient side at Knidos was the centre of all this activity. This is the only place in the world where you can watch the sun rise from one cove and then set from another while sipping a relaxing glass of wine. About an hours drive from Datca town through beautiful forest scenery or by a boat trip interrupted by swimming stops in pristine bays along the way. Knidos has many other spectacular ancient ruins and is slowly being excavated and will soon rival Ephesus and Aphrodisias.

Datca

THINGS TO DO;

Sailing & Diving

The region is renowned for its sailing and you can chose to take part in a sailing course, hire your own boat or just take a day trip. There is a wide variety of boats available from traditional Turksih Gullets to ultra modern Catamarans. The crystal clear turquiose waters also make for perfect diving conditions. There are a numnber of local sailing companies and diving schools to which we are happy to introduce you.

Walking & Mountain Biking

The Peninsula's beautiful landscape with its many undiscovered classical ruins, its quiet coves and bays, stunning mountain terrain, the highest mountain "Kocadag" peeking at 1162 meters, the lovely valleys and hidden gorges surprise and fascinate the walker. The unique micro climate breads stunning fertile plains dotted with picturesque rural villages and citrus and olive groves as well as unique wildlife and fauna. Use our local knowledge to follow many of the ancient hidden paths. Our Clients often like to combine their walks with, boat trips, mountain biking and visits to local historic sites or general places of interest. One thing you will discover is a unique way to experience this incredible part of the world following trails established thousands of years ago. For an idea of some of the walks available and the possibility of guided walks please ask for more information. The quiet roads and mountian trails also make this a perfect place to mountain biking which we can arrange for you to hire.

Wildlife Spotting

The cleaniness of the water mean there are an array of different fish as well as dolphins and seals. When walking if lucky you will see wild boar sometimes in groups, foxes and wild goats. Stone chickens are common in the macchia and you will see eagles amongst other birds hovering on the thermals around the mountain slopes. There are still claims that brown bears live in the north slopes of Kocadag.

Quote from WWF Turkey website:

"The Datça Peninsula is well known for its unique stands of Datça Date (Phoenix theoprastii), which naturally grows only in southwest Anatolia and on the island of Crete. The peninsula is an Important Plant Area having around 160 rare plant species such as liquidamber (Liquidambar orientalis), a Turkish endemic, Phoenician juniper (Juniperus phoenicia) and cypress (Cupressus sempervirens). Area hosts wild goat, wildcat, brown bear. The coasts of Datça Peninsula and Bozburun are among the most important habitats for the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus)."

Health

The air quality of the Datca area, with a 33% presence of oxygen, is said to protect against heart disease as well as benefit those with circulation, nerve and rheumatism problems. As well as a perfect climate it also boasts some of the cleanest water in the Mediterranean supporting the legendary longevity of the residents of Datça.

Close by the beach in Datca there is a small lake with hot springs increasing its temperature to 40 degrees, inviting on cooler days for a swim. The lake is reputed for its natural healing powers.

Local people live on farming and fishing as well as producing honey. Different varieties are produced each season such as the delicious thyme-scented honey. You will see small children on the road selling jars of honey and home-made salsa, the tomato and pepper puree at the heart of Turkish cooking.

Excursions & Turkish Bath

As we are on the south west tip of Turkey, the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos can be seen in the distance and day trips can be arranged from Marmarais and Bodrum. There are regular minibuses to Datca where taxis are available alternatively you can hire a car or moped. Any of which we would be please to arrange for you. If in Marmarais Don't miss the opportunity to experience a traditional hamam or turkish bath followed by a full body massage.

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3 Apr 2012

5/5

"A Lovely Villa, Sea Views, Very Comfortable, Lovely Pool."

A lovely villa, sea views, very comfortable, lovely pool. I would
like to say that our holiday was outstanding.
A truly awesome view, a brilliant location from which to explore this
unspoilt region. The rooms are cool even in mid July and very well
equipped. The house was in a wonderful surrounding and quiet . The
owners was so helpful and has thought of everything to make our
holiday perfect. We loved every minute of our stay and are hoping to
go back to Villa Olive Garden again next year.

It is well equipped with a good kitchen, dishwasher and washing
machine. Great views over the bay. The locals are very friendly, and
the location feels very safe.

We hired a car, which I would say is pretty essential to get around
during the day- the best supermarkets are in the town, and there are
plenty of places to visit in the area, such as Kinidos and Old Datca
Beautiful Villa - met all our expectations. Would stay again.

21 Dec 2011

5/5

"Great Villa Wonderfull Holiday"

We found the villa by chance on the internet having been recommendedthe Datca Peninsula by friends and stayed in June 2011. What a find!The whole area is truly stunning and we had a wonderful holiday. Theviews as you drive from Datca to Musudiye are especially breathtaking. The villa is about 15 mins drive from the main town of Datcabut we spent most of our time in the beaches nearby and only wentthere a couple of times to visit the supermarket and the spring lake.You can have a nice massage under the mini waterfall.The villa is really charming and comfortable and makes you feel youare part of the real Turkey. The gardens are beautiful and spaciousbut with all sorts of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers notforgetting the Olive trees! The kids loved the pool so much it washard to get them out. We had the master bedroom with the on suite,waking up to the views from the window is something I will not forgetand being able to walk out on to the upstairs balcony and into thekids room was a great way to start each morning. There is a largemodern family bathroom as well and big kitchen with everything youneed especially a dish washer! The satellite stations are mostlyforeign so bring some of your own DVD's to keep the kids amused.The kitchen and living room open up on to the large veranda where wespent most of our time eating fresh bread and enjoying thesurprisingly good Turkish wine. Wonderful to sit out here in theevenings and look out at the stars.Thanks to Sel, Harun and Nermin for helping whenever we needed it andmaking us feel like part of the family. We loved joining in thesinging and dancing at Eytay, hopefully see you next year!

Really pleased you had a great time during your stay, see you next year! Sel Harun and Nermin.

15 Dec 2011

5/5

"Wonderful Villa set in Paradise!"

Lovely, comfortable traditional villa, spacious, clean and full of
character. We spent a week at Villa Olive Garden and did not want to
leave. The views from the veranda, gardens and pool are just stunning.
If you are looking for a holiday in the real Turkey this place is for
you. Locals are extremely friendly and hospitable, lots of sun and
great food!

Thanks for taking the time time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Sel, Harun and Nermin.

21 Sep 2011

2/5

"Brilliant location - but disappointing villa"

We stayed at the villa olive garden during the first two weeks of September 2011.

Although we could not fault the surroundings (the coast, landscape, atmosphere), the villa was somewhat a disappointment.

The garden is lovely, and so is the swimming pool with its view on the bay, but they are both frequented by a lot of rather assertive wasps and hornets.

Inside the villa, the standards drop markedly from the pretty exterior: gloomy lighting in the kitchen and living room, tacky very worn pine cladding, loose toilet seats. The electricity supply is inadequate (lights dim when the kettle is on...). Whilst the the bedrooms are air conditioned, the ground floor is not (a fan is supplied, which did not work). The TV is tiny, the beds are mediocre...

The villa feels very lived in (it is obvious it acts as a residential home throughout the year for either the owner or her parents) and in dire need of a refurb, and definitely below what one would expect given the not-so-cheap rental rate.

If you do visit the Datca peninsula however, we can recommend the Gulcan Restaurant in Ovabuku, and the Zeynep restaurant (in an old windmill 10 mins out of Datca towards Marmaris). Both owners are remarkably friendly.

We are sorry these guests did not appear to like the Villa. However they were not a family with teenagers as listed but actually an all-male group who insisted that we should not attend the Villa during their stay for personal reasons. We reluctantly accepted this which meant we could not make our regular visits to maintain the pool and gardens or attend to any minor maintenance problems. We pride ourselves on service and give guests our mobile number and can normally be at the Villa within the hour or give any advice or suggestions. Having arrived 5 hours before check in on the first day without warning, we took them to a local hotel for breakfast on us and completed the cleaning asap to allow them access to the Villa early. We came back later to fix a sprinkler in the garden to discover them struggling to light the barbecue. We provided some charcoal and lit the fire. Later we received a text not of thanks but to advise us in no uncertain terms not to attend the Villa again without an appointment! Please see the many other reviews and photos here and in our guest book. The Villa is not used as a residential property (see all year availability) and was only completed and furnished in mid 2008. It is purposely designed and styled in the tradition of the local area. The Villa is improved and updated every year and is appreciated by nature lovers and families looking for a Turkish styled property in a spectacular rural environment.

26 Aug 2011

5/5

"Great house, view, pool, garden, care takers, wild life, weather"

Great place to chill out and relax, about 10 cars per day pass by, total peace and quiet. On a no moon night, you can see the milky way and other stuff in the sky, no light polution from towns, as no towns are near by.
Sel and her family are most helpful and attend to any issue quickly and cheerfully, the pool light times were adjusted to suit my star gazing. Any language issues are easy with Google translations. Free Wifi is at the house and in many restaurants. Get a turkish sim cars to make phone calls with, roaming costs a fortune.
Do not go if you have mobility issues, the whole area is hilly and all houses are built onto/into hillsides. This makes for stunning views from both balcony and terraces, but makes for steps and stairs. Stair gates for kids are fitted.
Pool is great, clean and warm, with wicked view from the lilo. House has 3 WC and 3 showers, one with bath under, and fourth shower in the garden.
The garden is great and stocked with fruit and vegetables for use of the guests: tomatoes, peppers, onions, aubergines, melons, pomme granate, quinces, apples, lemons, mulberries, oranges, olives, ... sure there were a few more I didn't remember.
Hose and sprinkler keeps stuff watered, I really enjoyed keeping things green and fruitful, but that was my choice and is NOT compulsory!
Widlife on the doorstep: swallows, falcons, jays, wild pigs if you leave the rubbish out at night (hmm, the clear up in the morning..., other bait would make them show if you are real quiet at night, they are skittish and shy), snakes, (again they are really shy and the tremble of a foot step will make them scoot under walls etc), crickets galore, and ants will show if you leave food out for prolongued periods, like in all hot countries.
The drive into Datca for banks or boat trips is quicker than it looks, but drive close to your side of the road, as many Turks drive in the middle.But not noticed any accidents, inshallah!
Mesudye has a small village shop which stocks the the essentials and is well worth supporting, as with a fair few holiday houses they need the business to keep going. The fruit and veg man calls at the shop Monday and Thursday lunch times, and his selections is of stunning quality and much lower price than Migros in Datca. The potatoes we bought there were the best roasters/fryers ever. The shop is open all hours day and night we've driven past and even when locked, someone quickly came with a key.
A car is a must to take advanatge of all the area has to offer. Knidos is not far, and many more small villages are on the peninsula. All the locals are really friendly, no hard sell, and great hospitality. When we stopped to watch the almond harvest, handfuls of almonds were pressed on us, all understand hand and foot language, some speak english. you will find turkish hospitality at it's best, not the hassle and hustle of the towns like Marmaris.
Boat trips go from Datca as well as from the village, but the cost is the same and the trips are longer going from Datca.
The food in all the restaurants is good, we haven't had a bad meal anywhere, prices half of Marmaris seafront, which we visited just once to remind us why we didn't go there. Fresh fish has been the best we've eaten, the meats are delicous and the variety of salads is amazing. Sel's mum is a great cook and happy to prepare meals in the house. Even the teenagers, 13 and 15 were happy with the location.
The sea is just beautiful, do get a mask and snorkel, there is so much life in the sea, it's amazing.
I would definitely consider going again.

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Villa and hope you decide to come and visit again. Sel, Harun and Nermin.

19 Aug 2011

5/5

"A lovely villa with stunning views over the Med and a charming garden and pool."

The area, Mesudiye near Datca, Turkey is a jewel. It's a 2 and a half hour drive from Dalaman Airport. The last 20 miles are sooo beautiful over stunning mountain roads along the Datca peninsula with amazing views of the Med and Aegean.

The villa is recently built in an elevated position overlooking the coast and villages below. There's a a couple of neighbours, a retired doctor just below and a farm a couple of hundred yards away - they've got some 'wakeful' dogs but it's too far to be a nuisance. Otherwise all is extremely tranquil.

You need a car of course and you can drive to the beaches (nearest about 7-8 mins), but there's a huge selection from deserted coves to places with restaurants and bars where you are cosseted with drinks and sunbeds etc.

The villa has everything you need, the pool is decent size and well maintained. The garden is charming and you can pick your own vegetables.

There's a wide choice for going out in the evening - the local villages all have variety of restaurants or for something more lively, go into Datca (20 mins).

We have been there three times and love it, the owner speaks English is very helpful and they are constantly improving and renewing. If I would change anything I'd rearrange the kitchen, it's OK you can do all you need, but if there's two of you in there you'll be tripping over each other...

Highly recommended if you want to get away from tourist crowds in a very unspoilt region.

Thank you for your review we hope to see you again soon Sel, Nermin and Harun

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