"CARPE-DIEM" - UZUMLU
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Fancy a Holiday in Paradise?
"Carpe-Diem" is a Turkish Villa, which provides, privacy in intimate and elegant surroundings. Perfect for "chilling out" complete with stunning panoramic views of mountains and lower village scenery.
The village is snuggled in between the foothills of the Tauras (Toros) Mountains and the relaxing surroundings of the village of Uzumlu, which together with a gentle breeze create a setting for a wonderful holiday destination.
Wake up to those warm magical outdoor breakfasts on the patio or later in the day enjoy a long cool drink around the pool. In the evening you can explore and sample an exquisite Turkish meal from restaurants that pride themselves for Turkish authenticity.
Conversation is normally easy as the turkish speak and understand the English language, ending the day with the perfect Romantic Getaway.
Take a short drive down to Callis beach at Fethiye, where you will find a beautiful sun drenched beach. Close by, a boat marina offers the ultimate boat trip on a Turkish Gullet, which is usually known as a "Lazy Day at Sea" where you can swim in the Turquoise waters.
A little further away from Fethiye is the renowned beach resort of Olu-Deniz. Another breathe taking location and a magnet for beach activities, para-gliding. There is no better place for water sports.
Every detail of Villa "Carpe Diem" has been designed with your perfect holiday in mind weather it be a Summer or Winter break in 2012.
The Villa delivers exceptional value for money due to it being located in a non-euro currency country.
Turkey boasts that you're hard earned money goes a lot further than any European Holidays.
This intriguing country straddles both Europe and Asia in a place where familiarity merges with the exotic. You can discover a magical blend of the Ancient, Christian and Ottoman Worlds.
A high point is that Istanbul was the "Capital of Culture" in 2010. This is accessible via a one hours domestic flight from Dalaman Airport.
You cannot fail to be impressed of its grace and harmony.
Once you have visited Carpe Diem and Turkey I am sure that you will like ourselves want to come back time and time again.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Callis Beach 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 50 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, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This villa has been furnished with care and attention to detail. Design, quality and facilities are of a high standard.
Utility room with washing machine.
Log fire available during winter breaks.
The sofa bed enables a sleeping maximum of 8 in the villa.
Single Beds can be made up to 3 doubles on request.
Linen and towels provided - maid service weekly.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa stands in its own private garden with a welcoming breeze which enhances the Turkish climate, with a mosquito free environment especially when relaxing and socialising outdoors.
Extensive range of outside furniture.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Large communal swimming pool on complex site.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Beautifully maintained complex gardens.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The bustling town and harbour of Fethiye is 18 Kilometres away from Uzumlu and can be reached by regular dolmus (local bus) or by car.
The world-renowned resort of Olu Deniz ('the blue lagoon'), with its sheltered beach and lagoon which is ideal for children and swimming, is a short distance away from Fethiye, as is nearby Hisaronu with its lively nightlife, clubs and restaurants.
Calis beach is a short journey from Fethiye and is one of the prominent regions of entertainment, it can also be reached by water taxis from Fethiye Harbour. The shoreline is 6km long and is significant for its nesting turtles (approximately 15mins drive from the villa).
Slightly further away are the ancient ruins and unspoilt 20km beach of Patara and also Salikent Gorge famous for rafting. The hilltop Roman city of Cadianda is 20mins from the Villa.
Uzumlu is a traditional village, quiet and unspoilt with very friendly locals,and retains all the natural charm and character of a Turkish village. Restaurants and a supermarkets are on the main street which are a short walk (5min) from the villa offering superb local wines, beers as well as offering a full range of breakfast and dinner products. Cadianda ruins can be found within walking distance, above and behind the villa, nestling in the mountainside. Kaya ghost village and the rock tombs of Fethiye are a short drive away. The famous Saklikent Gorge is easily accessible by car. Those more interested in archaeological sites can reach Tlos, Pinora , Xanthos, Letoon around an hour and even Pamukkale is within a days drive. For the more adventurous there is White Water Rafting, Paragliding, Wind surfing. Jeep safaris and Turkish baths are also very popular.
Fethiye is a region of beauty. If you are a nature lover wanting to explore a new horizons, then this is the area for you. Among the many wonders are the pristine turquoise blue waters, hundreds of tiny coves and lush green vegetation with hardly a drop of rain from June to September, just wall to wall sunshine. The friendliness of the people and the varied cuisine are testament to the culture that is thousands of years old.
The town itself is a harbour town where a fleet of fishing boats deliver their catch to local restaurants every day. There is always beautiful fresh fish on the menu, Local beer (EFS) is reasonable and some of the locally produced wine is excellent. The town itself is full of restaurants and bars, with many situated along the promenade overlooking the harbour. There are a large variety of shops selling leather goods, shoes, clothing and of course jewellery. In the centre of town is the old Turkish bath, an experience not to be missed.
OLUDENIZ If you've ever been into a travel agents offering holidays to Turkey then you've probably seen pictures of Oludeniz. The lagoon features on a multitude of posters, postcards and brochure pages. It's not surprising as the characteristic shape of the coastline here has resulted in a unique stretch of glorious beach and the inevitable development of the little village has been fairly restrained. Ovacik is an extension of Hisaronu, a village set in the mountains, it is also a very popular tourist resort in the summer months. Mount Babadaga (Father Mountain) the second largest mountain in the area is situated here and is very popular with paragliders from all over the world. The road to Belcegiz Bay takes you through the mountains for those seeking mountain scenery. Ocakkoy is the mountain village that is a must see, enjoy the numerous trekking possibilities. Explore the bay and the beautiful Blue Lagoon, Olu Deniz, where the calm, crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing except soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings. From Mt. Baba (1,969 m), you can watch a sky full of paragliders glide into the Blue Lagoon or have a coffee or cool beer on Belcegiz beach - much safer!
Intoxicating scenery surrounds Kidirak's beach and shady park. On Gemiler Island (St Nicholas's Island), Byzantine ruins lie tucked among the pines. South of Kidirak beach, Koturumsu Bay is reachable only by boat. Beyond the idyllic beach, a forest, waterfalls and a valley filled with hundreds of varieties of butterflies await the explorer. High in the mountains above Fethiye rushing torrents cut a narrow gorge through the mountains, creating Saklikent (Hidden City) get there with a cheap boat trip from Fethiye marina.
Kas and Kalkan are a must for beautiful coastal scenery. Kas is situated on the site of the oldest settlements in the region of Lycia. Today it is a sophisticated resort, yet retains its Turkish character. Kalkan is a small, picturesque fishing village with a cheerful harbour. Narrow alley's wind up the hillside with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops where you will find carpets, jewellery (Please visit "Yardans Bespoke Jewellery") where you will find a very warm welcome especially if you mention you are staying at the "Carpe-Diem".
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29 Dec 2012
"The perfect villa in a beautiful setting"
My husband and I and our 2 young children stayed here for 10 days in July 2012. We arranged an airport transfer at the I've of booking and this went smoothly (we also booked a return transfer, which was also fine and good value). We didn't hire a car during our stay but if we return again we would to make the most of the surrounding area.
Having arrived late at night we found the groceries very helpful an the villa exceeded our expectations - its huge! It was very clean and tidy throughout and was cool most of th tim even without the aircon on (we only had it on for a limited time each day ven though it was 40degrees while we were there). The pool area is lovely, enough grassed space for the kids to play without fear of them toppling in! There was also a large patio area where we ate breakfast and lunch each day. The villa is well equipped with everything we needed. The neighbours are absolutely lovely and leant us pool toys for the kids and bought us cherries from a nearby market and invited us to their grandson's birthday party at he communal pool.
Uzumlu itself is stunning, surrounded by mountains and a proper old Turkish village, untouched by tourism. The locals are friendly and the shops / restaurants great and easily reachable on foot. Our little boy loved the playground at the top of he main street. We visited Fethiye on the Dolmus but without air con it was very hot with 2 young children and not a particularly pleasant experience - if we hadn't had the kids we would have ventured further though so don't be put off.
All in all a lovely holiday. We would definitely like to return and have recommended to friends too.
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