Fig Tree Villa is a custom built and luxurious architect-designed cottage situated in the rolling hills just outside the picturesque resort town of Marmaris, a historic and undiscovered jewel located in the corner of Turkey where the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas meet. The Villas offer the discerning holidaymaker the perfect place to relax and unwind in a tranquil and beautiful location where privacy and serenity is assured.
Fig Tree Villa has its own large and totally private swimming pools ( 10x5m, 1.4m deep) with a wide pool side area with teak furniture and large umbrellas, perfect for sun-lounging in peace or enjoying a drink after dinner. Additionally, the villa has unheated an outdoor jacuzzi. Situated on a side of a valley, the villa offers magnificent views across the pine-clad forest.
Throughout the Villa all furnishings is of the highest quality and where appropriate are made of teak or wrought iron and are handmade by skilled local craftsmen. For example, Hüseyin Usta, the blacksmith we used to make the iron furnishings, is a famous ferre forge artist and craftsman from Mugla, the capital of the province and has received many awards and much praise for his art and craftsmanship. All materials used in the Villa are locally sourced, whether they are hand woven Turkish cotton materials or traditional hand woven kilim carpets made from locally spun wool. The Villa is fully air-conditioned with cold and warm air available to ensure your total comfort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marmaris 6 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 90 km, Nearest railway: n/a|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Turkeys long peninsula coast lines both the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The answer to the question “where do the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea meet” is Marmaris. It is not just the sea and the nature that attract people to Marmaris from all over the world, nor even the rich history reaching from past civilizations to today. There must be something more. Historian and expert Fernand Braudel in his book named “Mediterranean” says: “What is this Mediterranean? All of a thousand things. Not one landscape, countless landscapes. Not one sea, many seas following each other. Not one civilization, many civilizations piled on each other.”
Marmaris is a place sheltering many of these landscapes, seas and civilizations. The old trade ships are replaced by yachts with colourful sails decorating the modern marinas and by comfortable passenger ships. Airport traffic is heavy. Tens of thousands of people from numerous countries, different nations come for their vacations.
The Marmaris / Gokbel area
The most important building in the centre of Marmaris is the castle. The castle was first constructed by Ionians. The preserved form today was built by Ottomans in 1522. During the First World War, it was damaged by cannonball fire opened from a French war ship. A museum in the castle was restored between 1980 and1990.
Another Ottoman building in the city is Hafza Sultan Caravanserai built in 1545. Seven small rooms and one big room of the Caravanserai are allocated to gift shops. The historical shops in the market place which used to sell second hand goods are still in the shopping centre of the city.
Marmaris is a large tourism resort with a selection of accommodation starting from small, quaint pensions to big holiday villages and 5-star hotels. Restaurants offer all kinds of cuisine from Chinese, French, Indian and Italian to traditional Turkish cuisine, with many using the blended delicacy of natural herbs grown in the fast changing climate from the Mediterranean shores to the mountains.
The local environment is suitable for any kind of leisure activity, from walks through quiet, secluded forests while the close proximity to the sea means that you can swim, scuba dive, jet-ski, fish, paraglide, yacht and mess about on the water to your heart's content, while for the more energetic we can arrange mountain bike hire; tell us what you want to do and we'll arrange it. The warm sunny climate guarantees sun nearly all the year round and in the summer months any depth of sun tan you require is assured!