A1 Orka Gardens
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Orka Gardens is a small complex of newly built privately owned luxury apartments set in landscaped gardens surrounding a large swimming pool and sun terraces. It is situated in a beautiful location with stunning mountain views on all sides, yet within easy reach of shops, bars, restaurants and the famous Blue Lagoon at Olu Deniz.
A1 is a modern, spacious duplex apartment with large floor to ceiling windows or patio doors in all main rooms allowing in plenty of natural light and views of the Babadag Mountains and Ovacik Valley. It comprises of a roomy open plan lounge area, kitchen and dining area plus a cloakroom with WC and washbasin on one level. A marble staircase leads to 2 bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms on the other, making the home ideal for 2 couples sharing as well as for families. The apartment sleeps 4 in comfort, with a large double bed and 2 single beds, but will accommodate 5 with the use of a Z bed suitable for a child or small adult. For babies a travel cot is also provided. The home is air conditioned throughout with units that also provide heating in the cooler winter months.
There are 2 terraces and a balcony facing different aspects with 2 tables and 6 chairs provided outside, so you can enjoy al fresco dining and relax watching the sunset. We have the added benefit of private garden areas to the immediate front, side and rear of the apartment for the sole use of guests in A1. There are plenty of sun beds and parasols around the shared pool provided free for guests use and a separate children's pool.
As the complex is part of the award winning Orka Homes Group, guests have full use of the facilities at the nearby 4* Orka Hotel in Ovacik. The hotel has 3 swimming pools, 1 indoor and 1 with a waterslide, poolside snack bars, pool and table tennis, a fitness centre, health club and Turkish bath, children's club, restaurant and terrace bar with evening entertainment. Last year this included an “Elvis” night, Turkish nights, BBQ and party nights.
Free transport is available between all Orka complexes on request.
A taxi call button is also located at the entrance to Orka Gardens complex should you require one.
We also provide:
A hand held hairdryer
Plastic tumblers for use by the pool (for safety, please do not take glasses outside)
Bed linen and towels (for use in the apartment only, please bring your own pool/beach towels and cot linen)
Maid service including change of towels/bed linen.
A selection of books and DVDs for guests use.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Olu Deniz 4 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Ovacik/Hisaronu area has blue skies and sunshine from spring through to autumn. Mid summer can be very hot, but spring and autumn visitors will also enjoy plenty of warmth and sunshine with temperatures much hotter than in the UK. You can enjoy the beaches in spring and well into the autumn although the evenings will be slightly cooler. The months of April/May and September/October are ideal for walkers and cyclists, and there are many sunny days even in the middle of winter.
This area is special because it is unspoiled and varied, with beautiful tree covered mountains, glorious beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. Add together the warmth of the welcome from the local Turkish people, the sunshine, the spectacular scenery and the delicious excellent value local cuisine, and you have the perfect ingredients for a wonderful holiday.
It takes around 10 minutes to walk from Orka Gardens to the centre of Ovacik. There you will find local shops where you can buy food, water and everyday essentials, and several restaurants serving good food at very reasonable prices. The Orka Club Hotel is also located here. Continue walking for about a further 10 minutes and you will be in Hisaronu. Here you will find numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs (more commercialised than Ovacik) and a local market on Mondays.
From the main road in Ovacik, the local buses (dolmus) run every few minutes during the day. These are a very inexpensive and convenient way to get around and will take you to Hisaronu in a couple of minutes, Olu Deniz in about 10 minutes and Fethiye in about 15 minutes.
A visit to the famous Blue Lagoon at Olu Deniz with its beautiful surroundings, sandy beach and calm clear water is a must. After a day on the beach, sit and enjoy a drink on the seafront and watch the paragliders come in to land. Daily boat trips leave from the beach.
Fethiye is a larger town where you can buy virtually anything. There is a very large weekly market every Tuesday selling cheap, great quality fresh local produce, clothes, leather goods and fresh Turkish delight and also a daily fish market. There are numerous bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes and a very pretty harbour area that has recently been landscaped with garden and paved areas, play areas for children, fountains and topiary, with lovely views out over the bay. Many boat trips leave from Fethiye or you can take the ferry over to the island of Rhodes. You can also travel further afield by dolmus from here.
The “ghost town” of Kayakoy is a fascinating former Greek village abandoned after a population exchange agreement was signed by the Turkish and Greek governments many years ago. It can easily be reached by dolmus in about 15 minutes.
There is a small Aquapark a few minutes away by dolmus.
Other Things to do / Places of interest
Paragliding from the Babadag Mountains
Jeep and quad bike safari
Take a boat trip from Olu Deniz or Fethiye.
Visit Saklikent Gorge (canyon 300 meters deep and 18 km long, one of the deepest in the world, can be reached by dolmus from Fethiye or on an organised tour).
Have a day out in Dalyan (Iztuzu beach, loggerhead sea turtles, mud baths, Lycian tombs, ancient ruins).
Whether you want an active holiday or just to chill out and relax, there really is something for everyone.
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