Jasmine Villa, Bed & Breakfast
B&B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
We would like to introduce JasmineVilla and B&B. This impressive villa with its large swimming pool is situated on a quiet residential lane in the picturesque town of Koycegiz. This 'off the beaten track' town is located on a lake with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, a boat ride away from the Mediterranean Sea and 25 minutes from Dalaman International airport.
Villa Jasmine is a self-catering, private villa- however, we also offer an extra service. Breakfast, pool-side snacks and dinner can be served on request by the friendly owners, Bulent Hava and his family, who live nearby.
The traditionally styled villa started out as a typical Turkish 'cottage' about 100 years old, but has recently been restored and extended to provide comfort as well as traditional Turkish features. The original stone and brick walls have been retained in the main part of the villa, ensuring it stays cool in the summer months. The original fireplaces have been restored and the owners have also replicated the beautiful original wooden floors and decorative ceilings typical of the Mugla region in the bedrooms. Villa Jasmine is traditionally decorated throughout and features an Ottoman-seating area where you can laze around on Turkish cushions. As well as the many traditional Turkish features the property is light and airy with all modern conveniences, fully air-conditioned and equipped to a high standard with your self-catering holiday in mind.
Each of the five bedrooms are simply decorated and furnished with wardrobes, side and dressing tables and traditional Turkish kilims. The wrought iron headboards on the beds complete the look of these comfortable, air-conditioned rooms. The master bedroom is upstairs and has an en suite wet shower room and large private balcony, the perfect place to sit and admire the views of the pool below and the surrounding mountains. Downstairs there are four twin bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom, as well as a very spacious ground floor bathroom.
Villa Jasmine has a large fitted, open plan kitchen-dining room with attractive granite worktops, and every modern convenience including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, gas hob and microwave oven. The villa is equipped with crockery, cutlery and glasses. The kitchens lead out onto a spacious terrace overlooking the large pool, with outdoor furniture as well as Turkish 'sedirs', traditional raised seating platforms furnished with comfortable cushions- a perfect place to relax and sip an evening aperitif.
The large pool (12m x 7m) also features a separate, small children's splash pool and is surrounded by an attractive marble terrace with sun beds and a beautiful garden featuring flowering plants and fruit trees. 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 boasts a line of these special trees bordering the pool and garden, their scent adding to the special ambience of the pool and garden area.
Villa Jasmine sleeps ten people, but also has two sofa beds sleeping two extra people, and extra beds can be added to bedrooms for children on request. It also has wireless broadband internet connection, 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 childrens' DVD's, are available on request. With the safety of small children in mind, the owners have also added a gate to the terrace.
The villa is just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful lake and the town centre of Koycegiz where you will find a mixture of modern and traditional buildings, with plenty of shops and small supermarkets. A two-minute walk takes you to the nearest local supermarket and the bakery and pastry shop where you can buy a variety of freshly baked bread and Turkish 'simit'. The attractive town square, surrounded by magnificent eucalyptus trees leads to the long promenade stretching along the lake with its stunning views of the mountains. Here you can sit and admire the view in one of the many friendly cafes or excellent restaurants. The emblem of Köycegiz, an ancient statue of a lion (in Turkish, 'aslan'), can be found in the shady tea garden in the square.
Every Monday a large, bustling market takes over the town centre selling locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables as well as souvenirs, jewellery, shoes, clothes, textiles… and anything else you could possibly want!
Boat trips across the lake to the natural hot springs and mud baths, the Mediterranean Sea and Turtle Beach (so called because of the Loggerhead Turtles that nest there) are a must…. and you can also visit the ancient city of Caunos with its amphitheatre, temples and Roman baths.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia 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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16 Sep 2013
"Perfect place for outside the tourist trap. Lovely lakeside town with great restaraunts."
Bulent who owns the holiday villa was very friendly and approachable and very happy to organise trips and take you. The accomodation was very spacious and clean, and the swimming pool was a great hit… More
8 Sep 2013
"A lovely holiday"
With my wife and three children we spent a lovely time at the Yasmine Villa, owned by Bulent.The villa was equipped with all that a family with children needed. The pool was always clean and well main… More
9 Aug 2013
I travelled to Turkey for the fisrt time time with some great friends and wonderful family. The Villa had loads of room, lots of equipment just like at home, but what stood out was a fab pool, lovely area to sunbath. The owner Bulent was the best host, nothing was too much trouble. On hand to help with anything you might need, and a fab taxi driver when we were a bit tipsy and singing in the people carrier, but he still came and had dinner with us, so we hadn't put him off. The area was lovely too, lots of nice places to eat and do a bit of shopping. The Turkish people i met were extremly nice, even the man in the market who called me stingy for hagling the price down on me Turkish delight.
I had an excellent weeks hoiliday in a great place with lots of history, go stay and enjoy.
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