Villa Pembe D
About the home
We bought this villa in 2005 following numerous visits to the surrounding area over the previous five years. Having holidayed and fallen in love with the area, we suffered the cramped hotels families are forced to use and realised the villa was both spacious and ideally situated to access the numerous activities and resorts in the immediate vicinity. Unlike many properties in this mountainous area it provides largely level walks into the town of Hisaronu. Hisaronu means 'Front of the Castle', and refers to a local ruin. Hisaronu is popular with walkers who love to visit the nearby deserted, 'ghost town' of Kayakoy, or the secluded bays and coves, reached by the winding forest paths. The modern town has many restaurants, bars and amenities, which provide all the facilities for a lively holiday. It also has ready access to the excellent and cheap Dolmus (bus) service, which runs every 10 minutes in the warm months until 1am, between Olu Deniz and Fethiye. This combination of easy access means a car is not required, however should you wish to hire a car, our local agents can arrange competitive rates. Although only a short walk from town, the villa also provides a relaxed, tranquil and relatively private base from which to holiday, that is ideal for families. The layout of the villa enables one family to use the first floor and another to use the lower ground floor, with respective shower and toilet facilities, whilst sharing the lounge, kitchen, terrace and pool area at ground level. This degree of privacy is unusual in many villas in Turkey and is supplemented by air conditioning in all four bedrooms and the lounge area. We have equipped the villa with all the luxuries of home so you can relax and enjoy your stay here. The lounge has TV, dual dish satellite system and DVD player, which can also play MP3 CDs. There is also a basement chill out room with bean bag seating and a large TV and DVD player which will also play CDs. This is popular with teenagers wanting to get away from their boring parents. The Kitchen is fully equipped with gas and electric hob, electric oven, extractor, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster etc. We have even arranged for a local shopping service, which will deliver whatever staples you require. Their prices are competitive and probably less than local supermarkets and mean that not only can you have fresh bread; the chore of carrying water, beer, soft drinks etc. is removed. We have equipped the terrace with a dining suite for 8 and a barbecue. This enables you to maximise both the space in the villa and the opportunities for al fresco dining. Lounging round the pool whilst barbecuing your chosen cuisine is, as it should be, a relaxed and convivial affair. The pool, although small, is incredibly relaxing with its overflow design providing trickling water at your feet as you relax in the sun. We have also ensured there are sufficient cushioned loungers, tables and parasols to meet your needs. The small and friendly aparthotel across the road is happy to welcome our guests and provides reasonably priced breakfasts and snacks if you can’t be bothered to cook, after all you are on holiday.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The villa has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms located over 3 floors. There is air conditioning in all bedrooms and the lounge area. The lounge has comfortable seating, satellite TV and DVD player. The fully equipped kitchen has direct access to the terrace which makes self catering a straightforward and sociable experience. There is also a basement chill out room with bean bag seating and a large TV and DVD player which will also play CDs for your party's use.
All linen is included except for pool/beach towels. Please bring your own or buy locally.
Strictly no smoking inside the villa but ashtrays are provided for use on the terrace or round the pool.
Because of the number of steps the villa is not suitable for wheelchair users
Sorry no pets.
Further details outdoors:
If you are driving there is private parking and the outside areas of the villa have external lighting.
Within 15 minutes maximum drive/taxi/dolmus you will find beaches, sailing, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing, climbing, flying, walking, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, historic sites, a museum, shopping areas, bars, restaurants and food shops.
Our local agents, who are English or English speaking, have lived and worked in the area for many years and can arrange excursions, bicycle hire, care hire etc. They are also a valuable source of help and advice. There is a single travel cot available for guests if required and further items can be hired locally from our local agents.
Guests are required to vacate the villa at 10am on day of departure and not enter before 3pm on the day of arrival so the villa can be cleaned and laundered.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Dramatic history, unspoilt beaches and thoroughly modern luxury blend beautifully along the rugged coastline of the turquoise Mediterranean. From bustling quayside restaurants to ancient Lycian tombs, cut into the hillsides, there's probably nowhere this close to home offering such an intoxicating blend of cultures and civilisations. Whether you're choosing the catch of the day in a waterfront restaurant or strolling through shady pine forests, in the hamlet-speckled hills sweeping up from the coast, you'll enjoy legendary Turkish hospitality wherever you go. But it's the fine shingle beaches which will truly seduce you, with their sparklingly clear waters made just for a cooling dip or a gentle snorkel. Wherever you go, make time to watch the world go by over a glass of sweet apple tea, be it in the little port of Göcek or in Ölü Deniz, near the picture-perfect Blue Lagoon. Turkey combines 21st century luxury with beautiful glimpses of the past. Climb aboard a boat to cruise around the 12 Islands, near Fethiye, stay on land visiting the ancient Lycian tombs or take in the eerie tranquillity in the ghost town of Kayaköy.
They say Turkey is where East meets West and nowhere is this more apparent than in Fethiye where traditional goods and services sit side by side with global brands such as Sony. Fethiye rests on a broad Mediterranean bay boasting some of Turkey's best beaches and yachting. Visitors enjoy the 12-Island yacht cruise of the bay, especially the stop at Gemiler Island, covered in un-restored Byzantine ruins. Boats depart every day in the season from Fethiye's busy harbour. Fethiye is a traditional Turkish working market town full of bargains with a picturesque marina and historical monuments. These include the old fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes and Lycian tombs and sarcophagi, which date back thousands of years. Fethiye is located on the place of ancient Telmessos, some 2400 years ago, Fethiye was the prominent town of Telmessos, but earthquakes have left only a few of the Lycian stone sarcophagi from the old town, along with the dramatic Tomb of Amyntas carved into the sheer rock cliff high above the town. The astonishing cave tombs are located in the cliff face east of the village, the biggest and most impressive being the Tomb of Amyntas. This huge facade was cut out of the solid rock around the 4th century BC. The old fortress stands where the city was first founded and the existing walls are from the 11th Century. At some places, portions of walls from the Roman period can be seen. The fortress was repaired by the Rhodesian Knights during the 15th Century and was used as a naval base. The Telmessos Ancient Theatre stands opposite to the commercial quay in Fethiye town centre. This typical Roman theatre was built in the 2nd century on the remains of a previous Greek one. The site was excavated by the Fethiye Archaeology Museum in 1993 and a restoration project was made to renovate the theatre’s cavea and stage. Fethiye Archaeology Museum exhibits numerous Archaeological findings from the Lycian, Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman periods as well as ethnological works of art typical of the region. A must is a visit to the Tuesday market, where a hard days haggling can result in you leaving with bags full of designer fakes or genuine Turkish artefacts; whichever is your preference. Fresh fish is readily available, and restaurants surrounding the central fruit and fish market offer a particularly good service. These restaurants will cook whatever fish you have just bought in the market and serve it with green salad and garlic bread for 5YTL about £2.
The Hisaronu / Ovacik area
The charming hill town of Hisaronu has boomed into a popular holiday resort bristling with hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and tour operators, ideally situated for those intent on exploring the region and enjoying an active holiday. Hisaronu is centrally located on the 'Turquoise Coast', within a short 'dolmus' (local taxi) ride from the busy centre of Fethiye, the beautiful seaside resort of Oludeniz with its blue lagoon and crescent beach, and numerous sites of interest. The surrounding area offers a ruggedly beautiful landscape covered in pine forest, ideal for holidaymakers keen on walking, and a coast filled with secluded bays and coves accessed through winding forest paths. Being set at high altitude the town also has the advantage of being cooler and less humid than the coast, a pleasant refuge to retreat to after a day in the summer sun.
The main street of Hisaronu is well supplied with a variety of stores selling everything holidaymakers look for in Turkey, from fake designer-wear to carpets and leather goods. Haggling is expected and part of the shopping experience.
Hisaronu has a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants to cater for the tastes of international tourists, from traditional English to sizzling pizzas and spicy Mexican. Most are along the main street, including favourites like the Shine Indian Restaurant and the Dragonara Chinese restaurant. For traditional Turkish delights the Olive Tree is hard to beat, while Malibu offers a mixture of English and Turkish cuisine.
The nightlife of Hisaronu is legendary on the 'Turquoise Coast', its clubs and pubs rocking until the early hours during the summer season. Holidaymakers will find everything from Turkish theme nights to British soccer, 60s discos or full-on nightclubs. Most clubs are centred around the main street of town.
Hisaronu is packed with opportunities to get out and about. Most popular activities are paragliding from Babadag Mountain to land on the beach, pitching paintballs in the pine forests; visiting the bazaar in nearby Fethiye; taking a glass-bottom boat trip; taking a day trip to the Greek island of Rhodes; and an excursion to the 'ghost town' of Kayakoy. Watersports are popular, including scuba diving and waterskiing.
There are numerous excursions available including boat trips, sunset cruises, jeep safaris aswell as trips to Ephesus, Saklikent gorge, Pammukale, Cappadocia and more.
Olu Deniz Beach and Blue Lagoon
Olu Deniz is probably the most photographed and famous beach in Turkey. Olu Deniz is a large and beautifully sandy beach, which has numerous restaurants, bars and sports facilities. You can paraglide from the 6500 feet high Mount Babadog, fly in microlights, scuba dive, windsurf, arrange boat trips, shark fishing, jeep safaris, horse riding, canoeing, white water rafting and quad biking. The bay forms the dreamlike Blue Lagoon, known as "a paradise that God granted to Earth", with 3 km of natural beach and crystal blue waters in enchanting surroundings. It is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. If all you want to do is unwind and soak up the sun, watch the sunset, and plan your next lazy day then it provides a truly relaxing location in scenic surroundings that cannot be beaten. The Blue Lagoon has calm, crystal clear waters, which makes it ideal for a variety of water sports and a very safe place for children to swim. Part of the lagoon is now a protected area and is a national park. A must for visitors to this area is a cruise on a traditional Turkish gullet. It is hard to imagine a more relaxing day than a sail along the beautiful Turquoise coast spent in unashamed indolence and indulgence as the crew take care of the sailing and navigation and present you with delicious meals and as many drinks as you care to order. The major decisions are whether to swim, snorkel, go ashore and visit an inviting archaeological site, or just drift and dream on your comfortable deck mattress.
How to get there
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Flights available from:
Approximately 1 hour transfer from Dalaman airport which is currently £80 return for up to 4 people and £110 return for up to 8 people.
Car hire can also be arranged
Activities near Hisaronu
Beach or lakeside relaxation
25 Sep 2012
Fabulous villa in great location, home from home, clean well equipt ,cant wait to go back.
5 out of 5 stars .
13 Jul 2011
Set down a quiet side road yet near to shops and restaurants. Short trip to beach by dolmus. Fantastic pool area, maintained daily, with views of the mountains.
The area suited our party of 6 aged 19 to 53 - including the history buff and the adrenalin junkie! Wish we could have stayed a 2nd week!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|26 May 12||14 Jul 12||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Jul 12||9 Sep 12||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 12||28 Apr 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Apr 13||13 Jul 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||2 Mar 14||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 25% deposit is required on booking and the balance is required 10weeks prior to your arival.
A £300 breakage deposit is also required when balance is due. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure from the Villa.
All Guests must have adequate Travel Insurance.
THE OWNERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, ACCIDENTS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PERSONAL EFFECTS HOWSOEVER CAUSED DURING YOUR STAY AT VILLA PEMBE DBook
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