Orka Gardens E2
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
New deluxe 2 bedroomed duplex/apartment at Orka Gardens; a cut above the rest! Suitable for couples and familes alike with children of all ages welcomed.
We have our own private landscaped garden and we have extended the terrace giving you extra space to make the most of outdoor living.
Inside, the marble staircase takes you upstairs to the bedrooms and each bedroom has its own ensuite complete with walk in shower, fitted hair dryer, shaver point etc. Access to the balcony is possible via both bedrooms which have safety locks on both doors.
The rooms are airy, clean, bright andl fully furnished with all NEW top quality furniture/white goods to make your holiday comfortable and stress free. Fully equipped kitchen with granite work tops and plenty of storage space. Open plan spacious living area with plenty of room for your and your family to spread out. There is a Long comfortable L shaped leather sofa facing 32" satelite TV.
Enjoy a cool drink on the balcony or terrace which overlooks the gardens and pool area or take a dip in the GIANT open-air swimming pool (one of the largest in the area) with separate kids pool. You can enjoy a proper swim and there is never a rush for sunbeds, poolside table or canopy as each apartment has its own allocation.
Orka Gardens has been given the thumbs up by families, couples,and children of all ages!
The pool is cleaned daily and gardens are well maintained. The maid vists every other day to clean, change towels and bedding etc.
Travel cot and high chair in apartment for little ones.
Floor to ceiling patio doors allow plenty of natural light in and opens out to the extensive terrace and attractive landscaped garden.
Your holiday can be as relaxed or active as you wish as this area offers something for everyone.
Guests staying at Orka Gardens are welcome to visit the nearby Club Orka 4 star Hotel and make full use of the facilities there including nightly entertainment, (BBQ, Turkish night etc.) health Club, Turkish bath and massage centre, swimming pools, restaurants, fitness centre and children's club. Free lits to and from hotel all times are available upon request.
Don't be restricted by hotel rules as we offer so much more flexible check in/check out times. Please enquire for late check out times for late flights home.
Wi-fi available from 2014. Drinks bar (near to swiiming pool) open for summer season 2014.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Olu Deniz - Blue Lagoon, Nicholas Beach 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is cleaned prior to each new letting. Maid also visits two to three times a week to clean. Towels and bedding also changed.
Welcome book with instructions for TV, washing machine etc and other useful information about the area and facilities available.
Neutral decor throughout..
Solar panels heat water
Clean and comfortable living.
Large satelite TV
Double sofa bed with quality mattress provided.
Extra large family size fridge freezer
Table lamps for bedside tables
Large clothes airer/pegs
First Aid kit
Selection of books
The air-conditioning unit (in each room) has a heat section for cooler weather - provided free.
Electricty and water included in nightly rate.
Book early to avoid dissapointment
WE CAN ARRANGE YOUR TRANSFERS.
We liaise on your behalf with Orka our management company who will arrange to collect you from Dalaman airport in an air conditioned mini bus and then take you direct to the Orka Club hotel to 'check-in' and collect the keys for the apartment. They will also collect you from the apartment for your return journey home. Part of the service includes them checking for flight delays etc. so we will need all your flight details (time of arrival/time of departure and flight numbers) to pass on to them.
We also advise all guests to check at reception at the Orka Club hotel for any flight changes the day before your departure to check also the time they will pick you up from the apartment for your transfer back to the airport.
The costs that Orka charge for transfers are as follows:
1 to 4 people £75.00 return, £50.00 one way
5 to 8 people £85.00 return, £60.00 one way
9 to 12 people £95.00 return, £70.00 one way
Please pay for your transfers at the Orka Club hotel in reception on arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio extension February 2013, so more room for bbq, outdoor dining
Friendly and helpful English speaking staff on site. Staff availabe to speak to during day and security over night.
Peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Complex, pools and gardens clean and well maintained.
The terrace and balcony are furnished to allow for al fresco dining.
There are sun loungers and pool furniture provided for each apartment, so no need to reserve!
Free lifts to Orka hotel to use all their amenities/nighttime entertaininment
Taxi Buzzer on Complex.
Please note the pool is drained at the end of October and refilled late April We offer discount for guests who wish to book outside of these times when the pool is not available so please enquire.
A 30% non refundable deposit is required to secure any booking please.
Full payment of the balance is required 8 weeks prior to departure.
Although towels are provided for use in the apartment we respectively ask you to please bring your own beach towels.
Secure payment methods via online payment. Payment also accepted in pound sterling by cheque, credit card or bank transfer.
Smoking is strictly NOT permitted inside the apartment. We respectively ask you to please only smoke on balcony/garden or terrace area.
All visitors, including children must have a visa to enter Turkey, apparently you can no longer pay on arrival. The link for visa payment and info is below.
e-Visa - Republic of Turkey Electronic Visa Application System
Toll tunnel requires a fee of a few lira if driving.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Hisaronu/Ovacik has blue skies and sunshine from spring until early autumn. Average Hisaronu/Ovacik temperatures remain in the mid 20 to 30c and more throughout the beach season. Mid summer can be very hot (40c and above) so don't forget your sunhat and suncream! Easter breaks will enjoy plenty of early season warmth and the weather in Hisaronu in May is ideal for walkers and nature lovers. Hisaronu weather in October is as sunny as the weather in spring although evenings start to feel cool but daytime temperatures are very warm compared to the UK. You can sunbath on the beaches well into the autumn.
The British love this area and return year after year as everything is easily accessible and the Turkish hospitality is second to none. This area is famous for its agriculture and the food you order or buy will be both fresh and delicious. Walkers can explore the local area which offers a ruggedly beautiful landscape. They will discover a coast filled with secluded bays which are accessed through winding forest paths. There is also a golf course about a 30 minutes drive away.
Not to be missed is the beautiful blue lagoon at Olu Deniz with its safe shallow clear waters. However you do have to pay entrance to this beach as it is privately owned. If you take the right fork of the road (opposite where the pay booth is) you can follow the road up and there are many beaches along this road with free entrance. Nicholas Beach is the best one we found and they also offer a free shuttle service and will pick you up from our apartment and take you back. Nicholas beach has hot showers and is the most reasonably priced for sun beds. They also have a cafe with free waiter service to your sunbed on the beach!
There is a daily ferry from Fethiye to Rhodes.
OVACIK & HISARONU
Near to our apartment are local shops where you can buy food, water and everyday essentials. There are also restaurants close by where you can enjoy a lovely peaceful meal which is very reasonably priced. Sea Shells serves delicious food and gives a very generous glass of wine!
This area has grown over the last ten years and Hisaronu in particular is great for nightlife and has numerous restaurants and bars. Many shops offer free alterations for clothes you buy from them. There are 2 or 3 large supermarkets and lots of smaller shops, car hire, tailor, horse riding or unwind with a massage and Turkish bath or treat yourself - gentlemen to a very close Turkish shave and ladies can enjoy a beauty treatmentt in one of the many hairdressers/beauty salons. There are also chemists, taxis, numerous shops, jewellers (the gold is exceptional) cafes, bars, and an open market once a week. Tour operators offer reasonably priced excursions.
Don't forget to haggle everywhere you go!
There is an Aqua Park which is 10 minutes away from Orka Gardens which is surrounded by stunning mountain/forest scenery. Don't forget to visit the beautifully stunning National Park, ideal for families and also walkers.
From the main road in Ovacik you can catch a dolmus to either Fethiye or Oludeniz beach which run frequently throughout the day up to about midnight, after this time you will need a taxi.
Oludeniz is smaller and quieter than Hisaronu and slightly more expensive to eat out as you are right on the seafront. There are ample seafront cafes and bars, plus tour operators where they offer reasonably priced excursions.
Daily boat trips and also a wonderful sunset cruise are available from the beach at Olu Deniz. Boat tours will take you around the beautiful bay of Fethiye where they will visit secluded bays.
The best way to see more of the area is to hire a car or go on a Jeep safari where you will have a full and long day out. The jeep stops regularly throughout the day to visit many locations. Normally included in this trip is a visit to a trout farm, the rock tombs, turtle beach and mud baths but please check tour operator for more details.
About 20 minutes by dolmus, is the harbour town of Fethiye. It has a modern shopping area with quality goods and an old town area with narrow lanes and Turkish shops & restaurants. Not to be missed is the weekly large market containing an amazing display of fruit and vegetables, as well as leather goods, trinkets, shoes, clothing, and sweets etc. Buy your Turkish delight fresh as it is soft and you can choose from the many flavour available. The sellers will also allow you to taste the numerous flavours.
The harbour area around Fethiye has been filmed for the new James Bond movie.
Dalyan is a lovely day out. The boat takes the route of the famous film 'African Queen'. On arrival at the town of Dalyan you will be transferred to a river boat and will cruise to the sulphur pools and warm mud baths.
Local currency is the Turkish Lira but the Turkish also accept sterling (they get a better deal that way!). ATMs are available and bank cards are accepted in most places.
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22 May 2013
"Fantastic place, totally beautiful and I can't wait to go back."
This is our second visit to Orka Gardens and we specifically booked this apartment (E2) after the wonderful service the owners gave us last time.
We like going to Turkey at the beginning and end of the seasons because the resort is quieter, you get to chat more to the locals who aren't quite so busy and the weather is still really good without being drainingly hot.
The other advantage is that the beaches often offer freebies such as free sunbeds until the beginning of the season (around 1st May) but you still get all the facilities, shops and food stores available so it's just a bonus really.
Although we love travelling and like to get to try the food and know the culture as much as we can, the owners recommended a great restaurant for those days when nothing but a Full English will do. Turtle Restaurant on the Upper Ovacik Road (this is the first road down from the apartment, turn right and it's about 5 minutes walk) does a full English breakfast, with proper English sausage and bacon for only 5 lira. They also make fresh to order fish and chips with mushy peas for 9 lira which, you have to admit, is a bargain.
The owners encouraged us to steer away from the bright light type restaurants on the main road for one or two nights and try exploring the back streets where there are little diamonds in the rough selling good quality meals for 9-15 lira each.
Since we were last at the apartment they've had the patio extended, which is great. We loved sitting out in the evenings drinking wine and listening to the crickets . We could really stretch out and I think a larger family group of up to six would be VERY comfortable with all the open space the patio, garden and kitchen area allows.
We HIGHLY recommend this apartment. It has beautiful views all around, the pool is amazing with views of the mountains, the owners are extremely helpful and knowledgable about the area and really help you to make the most of your holiday.
26 Oct 2012
"A stunning area to visit topped off by a fantastic apartment and pool. The best we[--]ve stayed in."
We arrived in Ovacik mid-October, so toward the end of the season, but itwas great to see they still had lots going on including Oil Wrestling andpreparations were taking place for the 'Air Games… More
24 Sep 2012
Orka Gardens...New clean 2 bedroom duplex apartment set in the foot of the Babadag mountains. Beautiful views and away from traffic. The apartments were lick home from home with all mod cons a fully w… More
5 Sep 2012
"Nice Apartment - Great pool"
My husband and I took our 16 year old son and his friend. I found the owners to be extremely helpful during the booking process. The owners arranged our transfers and this along with the collection … More
We have found a car hıre to be useful We paıd 20 pounds per day (wıht Bek car hıre ın Ovacık) and then we dıd not have to pay the transfer fee of 75 pound to and from the aırport The car hıre guy met us at the aırport and drove us to our apartment and then when we returned he took us back to the aırport Thıs meant that the car hıre worked out cheaper than ıf you have to pay for transfers dolmus or taxı durıng the holıday
If guests do not want to walk to the maın Orka Road whıch takes roughly 10 mınutes you can arrange free pıck up at the Orka Club Receptıon and they come wıthın mınutes The beaches restaurants and the Orka Hotel also offer free pıck up there and home In our opınıon the peace and fresh mountaın aır mean you are ın a nıcer envıronment - ıt ıs better than beıng down ın the centre where ıt ıs dusty and as the area ıs becomıng more popular there ıs more traffıc travellıng down the maın road that lınks Ovacık and Hısaronu
1 Sep 2012
"Superb, just superb"
The Orka Gardens is a small apartment complex situated below the slopes of Mount Babadag, yet still within an easy walk of Ovacik and the Orka Hotel.The apartments all face a large, tranquil pool that… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you appreciated the facilities we provided within our apartment and that you made the most of the tranquil location.
11 Aug 2012
We arrived late at night,picked the keys up from Orka and was then escorted to the appt.On inspecting the appt the following morning we were not happy.the appt is brand new,the following things were not in place
No crockery so we could not have a drink,no coat hangers;no tea towels,some curtains missing in bedrooms making it very bright in the mornings no safe installed it was just left on the worktop.no television or dvd player installed, no cleaning utensills ie mop brush dust pan etc.the front and rear garden area are new no grass just some plants and mud,every night they would water these areas but it would mean that you walked dirt into the appt most times, there was also no water pressure in the showers.with all these faults i went to orka to tell them,we spent the next 2 days in the appt , whilst various people came and went to fix things.Six days later the downstairs toilet flooded which resulted in the kitchen area full of water and human waste,this was the last straw,we moved out, orka put us up for one night,and then they found us somewhere else to stay.Luckily for us we hired a car,the appt is a very very long way out from the nearest main road no way would i like to walk into town and back,i was told on my return to the uk that if you rang orka they would come and collect you but there was no phone to do this, we were given compensation from orka which was a meal for 4 at the hotels turkish night value £12 each we stayed for one hour then left.In my view the appt was far from ready to be let, the owners should have been there a week before us to insure that it was ready, not leave to there guests to waste 2 days of their holiday sorting out problems, a holiday was ruined,my advise if you do decide to stay there hire a car.the plus point is the swimming pool, massive would i go there again DEFINITELY NO
This was our very first guests and we are grateful for any feedback and hope that things will improve as indeed this was a brand new property as these guests were well aware of. The guest rang me to inform me of the list of things wrong and I immediately telephoned Turkey to try and help. I was informed by Orka that the guests wanted to move even if things were put right. The missing items and problems were addressed promptly and Orka commented to us that the problems were minor and exaggerated by the guest. However, Orka compensated the guest with a free meal for the family including all drinks for the evening as the whole team were trying to make these guests happy.
The guest dissappointed us after the first week by ringing us to state that the garden had been dug up, the WC was blocked and everything was ruined downstairs. (We were later told by Orka there was no damage to the apartment. The guests went on to mention there was a funny smell all week in the downstairs WC, but this was the first we'd heard about this apparent problem (after a whole week), despite numerous phone calls, texts and emails to and from us and the guests about the other things they were not happy about. We asked a friend of ours who lives in one of the apartments at Orka Gardens to check to see if the garden had been dug up and it had not been! We were informed by Orka that the guest had put lots of paper down the toilet which is not allowed in Turkey. (We aim on our next visit to put notices up so this does not happen again). This guest then insisted on being moved as his pregnant daughter was arriving and he was worried about germs. Orka agreed to move the guests free of charge as always helpful and hoping to keep the peace but the guest informed us that the apartment he was moved to 'was worse than ours' Furthermore the arrival of the daughter was a complete surprise to us as this guest only put himself and his wife down on the contract (the contract clearly asks for names and numbers) and although we don't mind other people coming along it would have been nice to have been informed, but as a gesture of goodwill for the incovenience we still refunded him the £100 security deposit, which we had every right to refuse. We understand that our next guests were extremely happy and have sent a very positive review. Furthermore this complaining guest also rang us and stated that he had spoken to the owner of the apartment in Orka Gardens they were moved to who was apparently fuming as he knew the apartment was not ready. We tried to contact the owner of such apartment but it was impossible to find a contact number. We later checked with Orka who phoned the owner and he denied such a conversation had taken place. The guest continually asked for compensation in the form of money from us and we believe it was for that reason only that they exaggerated the problems. We did not offer compensation as advised by Orka as they had already been compensated by them. We understand that this guest also wants to return next year and rent a villa so it is our view that they must have enjoyed their holiday or they would not want to return at all.
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