The villa is light, airy and well equipped with full air conditioning. It is one of a pair sharing a plot known locally as "the pretty villas". There is plenty of privacy in the shared garden. An English speaking contact is available nearby. Sun loungers and sun umbrellas are provided for relaxation in the well maintained garden. The pool provides an opportunity for some gentle exercise or cooling off. The graduated steps in the pool mean that non-swimmers can take a dip too.
Dalyan itself is a small town, unspoilt by too many booming bars which have taken over some of the larger resorts. The town remains relatively undiscovered, thus retaining the friendliness and local colour sought by many. However, there is a large number of bars and restaurants to choose from in the village centre - sufficient to cater for everyone's taste. There are even restaurants that provide free transport to pretty locations a little out of town. 2007 also saw the opening of a pizza delivery service - fresh, good ingredients and cheap! 2009 brought a much praised curry house, 2011 a chinese restaurant, but Turkish delicacies still win the day!
Although a short scenic boat or bus trip to the beach, there is a choice of two stunning areas linked by a stretch of golden sand and both parts remain unspoilt due to the fact that they are preserved turtle breeding grounds. There is now a small, but charming information centre where you can learn more about these amazing creatures at Iztuzu, the road accessed end of the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Turtle Beach 10 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 33 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs features an air-conditioned modern open-plan lounge area with two full length sofas. A dvd player is provided so guests can watch films or play cds.Opening off the lounge area is a well equipped kitchen - with full sized fridge/freezer, washing machine, small hob, toaster, grill, combination oven/microwave, cooking utensils and plenty of crockery. Downstairs WC. A further room, equipped with a fan, has a "day bed" for relaxation in the shade or use as another bedroom.
Upstairs there is a double room with en-suite shower room. The twin room is just a step across the landing from the second shower room. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, There is plenty of storage and a small balcony offers an opportunity for relaxation or for drying wet clothes. British electrical appliances work fine in Turkey and there are some plug adaptors in the property. There are some very cheap internet cafes just a short stroll away in town if you need to keep in touch with home. Additionally, many bars and restaurants offer free wi-fi access to customers.
Windows are equipped with mosquito nets.
There is also an alarm for your extra peace of mind.
|Further details outdoors|
The large terrace at the front of the villa is ideal for relaxation and outside dining. A bar-b-que is provided for your use. Sun loungers and sun umbrellas are provided for your exclusive use in the well maintained garden. The pool provides an opportunity for some gentle exercise or cooling off. The graduated steps in the pool offer an opportunity for non-swimmers to take a dip too. A fresh water shower is available by the pool. The partner villa is only used by the owners so privacy is easily maintained and you often have the garden and pool to yourselves.
The pool and garden is shared with one other villa. This villa is only occupied by the quiet owners and their friends on occasions throughout the year. The area to the front and side of the property is for the Villa Rossford occupants' exclusive use. The arrangement of the villas on the plot affords each with plenty of privacy. The pool is available from May through to October and is maintained daily.
The property is surrounded by mountain views and is situated on a quiet paved road that is only a few minutes walk from the centre of town. A bicycle is available at the villa for popping down to the nearest shop and more are available for rent locally.
The season in Dalyan is gradually extending and several good restaurants are now open all year round - some even do Christmas Dinner!
There are plenty of opportunities to take excursions to see village life, the markets at Fethiye, Mugla,Ortaca or Koycegiz, Saklikent Gorge or the "Cotton Castle" at Pammukale to name just a few. There are opportunities to travel to sites of cultural and historical interest as well as to view stunning scenery. The climate is pleasant from April through to November with much hotter weather in June, July and August. A pleasant breeze often blows off the mountains and is a positive feature at the beach and when relaxing around the villa.
Dalyan is situated on the edge of a beautiful lake that is linked by a picturesque river to a stunning beach.Opportunities are plentiful to grab a river taxi through the reeds (reputedly the setting of the memorable "African Queen"), to travel across the lake for a trip to the world famous mud baths and thermal springs or join an early morning boat for a spot of turtle watching. A midnight barbeque boat offers the opportunity of an on board supper and then a chance to view the stars from the unlit peaceful lake.
Early risers can take a short boat ride to see the turtles up close whilst they are being fed.
Buses are plentiful, cheap and reliable in Turkey. They are the major form of public transport, used by many to travel around the country. Local travel is by Dolmus (like mini-buses) that stop on demand wherever needed along their routes. These are available from the small bus depot by the town square, or can be hailed at the end of the road. Longer journeys are on air-conditioned coaches available from larger bus stations such as Ortaca (nearby town).
There are also regular buses from the town square to Iztuzu Beach (the other end of Turtle Beach) which entails a glorious ride through stunning countryside affording magnificent views down the mountain overlooking the sea.
Dalyan offers many opportunities for keen walkers, cyclists, swimmers, site-seers, night-birds and sun worshippers alike. Diving and horse-riding are also available locally.
For those interested in ancient history a trip to the local ancient ruins of Caunos is a must.