private villa holidays Turkey
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa holidays with pool in Turkey. Spend your holiday in a beautiful private villa with swimming pool and experience the best of Turkish hospitality.
The small, attractive town of Koycegiz (pronounced kur-y-jeez) situated at the head of a lake with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, is the ideal place for your villa holiday in Turkey. Koycegiz is just a boat ride from the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful Turquoise Coast, and 25 minutes from Dalaman International airport.
If you are after a taste of the real Turkey, then this off-the-beaten track location, normally popular with Turkish tourists, is the place for you. Located near the beautiful Turquoise Coast, close to beaches on the Mediterranean Sea and the famous resorts of Dalyan, Fethiye and Marmaris, yet away from the crowds and hassle.
Koycegiz is not a large tourist resort- expect peaceful lakeside cafes, bars and restaurants, real Turkish cuisine, stunning views and the hospitality of the friendly local people and your hosts, Bulent and his family.
These traditionally styled properties are around 100 years old, and tasteful renovation has resulted in spacious, comfortable villas which offer the perfect mix of traditional Turkish style with modern convenience. The decorative wooden ceilings typical of the region have been replicated using local materials and craftsmen, and the original stone and brick walls ensure they stay cool inside during the hot summer months.
The lounge areas have sofas and armchairs to relax on, as well as comfortable Ottoman seating areas where you can laze around on Turkish cushions. The spacious veranda overlooks the attractive pool and garden and is the perfect place to relax and sip an evening aperitif.
As well as the many traditional Turkish features the properties are light and airy with all modern conveniences, fully air-conditioned and equipped to a high standard with your self-catering holiday in mind.
Villa Jasmine sleeps up to ten people and Villa Begonville sleeps up to eight. They both have satellite TV with BBC World and other English channels, a DVD player and a CD player. For those with small children, bottle steriliser, high chair and travel cots, as well as children's' DVD's, are available on request. With the safety of small children in mind, the owners have also added gates to the verandas.
The Swimming Pool and Gardens
The large shared pool also features a separate, small children's splash pool and is surrounded by an attractive marble terrace, and a beautiful garden featuring flowering plants and fruit trees. There are plenty of comfortable sun loungers to relax on, and all of these have umbrellas, if you like to keep in the shade.
The local area is one of the few places in the world where 'Liquid Amber' trees (liquidambar orientalis) can be found. They produce the resin more famously known as frankincense and emit a sweet, fragrant aroma. Villa Jasmine and Villa Begonville boast a line of these special trees bordering the garden, their scent adding to the special ambience of the pool and garden area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Koycegiz Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman Airport 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Cots (1), Dining seats for 19, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Turkish Aegean Coast region
Koycegiz is a picturesque farming town situated on the edge of the beautiful lake, 'Koycegizi Golu'. The surrounding lush green countryside is agricultural, producing oranges, lemons, olives, honey and cotton.
It is also famous for its 'Liquid Amber' trees, which produce the sweet-smelling resin frankincense.
This large fresh water lake is alive with wildlife. The protected Loggerhead Turtles can often be seen while sipping an evening aperitif in the many cafes, bars and restaurants which line the water's edge. There are also shady tea gardens where you can while away the hours.
Local boat trips will take you on relaxing cruises across the lake and down the river to Dalyan, calling in at the thermal springs & mud baths of Sultaniye. Cruise past the stunning Lycian Rock Tombs of Caunos, then continue onwards to the Mediterranean Sea and the long stretch of golden sand known as 'Turtle Beach'. Daily trips operate from Koycegiz, or you may decide to charter a private boat.
The population of Koycegiz and the surrounding region does not even add up to ten thousand, but it has a rich historical heritage. If you want to see it all: the sea, the beautiful sandy beaches, a very beautiful lake and the nature, Koycegiz is the place.
Settlement in this area started thousands years ago. The first traces of civilasation go back to 3000 BC. The most important historical site in the area is Caunos which was a very important port city in the ancient world. Historical writers mentioned the settlements where the lake is located now , and we can see the traces of remains from past on the islands and at the hot spring-Sultaniye.
The area is also very green with beautiful forests, waterfalls and rivers. Its a haven for nature lovers and the hikers. You can visit the river restaurants located at Yuvarlakcay, Beyobasi and the waterfall.
As well as the boat trips and walking, there are so many other activities you can join in this area, such as scuba diving, white water rafting, paragliding, fishing, canoeing and surfing.
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