Orhaniye Villa, sleeps 8, very quiet location
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Han is nestled at the back of Orhaniye Valley, with a slightly raised elevation, allowing for fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, pine forests and down to Orhaniye Bay. The villa is in a very quiet location, with only one neighbour, fields/trees on two sides and a very small road on the other.
Villa Han has a large, 40m2 covered terrace providing shade from the summer sun and views down to the beach in the distance. There are also couches to relax on and an outside dining table for 8 people, to enjoy your al fresco food.
There is a 35m2 pool, which is 1.65 metres in depth. There is plenty of sunbathing space and wooden sun beds for your use. The pool steps cover all of one side, with half of them in the shade at all times – great for keeping the kids in the pool, but out of the sun.
Villa Han has 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles and two twin rooms, sleeping 8 people. The master bedroom, double room and one of the twin rooms are located on the 1st floor. All bedrooms have balconies, en-suite bathrooms and the twin room has a shower-over-bath. On the ground floor is the remaining twin room, with a shared bathroom.
One of our friends has made a number of one-off, beautiful sketches and water colours, which are hanging throughout the house.
In the open plan living area, Villa Han has a fully equipped kitchen with an adjacent indoor dining area. The lounge has wide comfortable couches, flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi internet (free) and Ipod docking station. Turkish carpets decorate the floors, and large windows look out over the pool. There are also over 200 reading books for you to make use of during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Orhaniye 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The two doubles and the upstairs twin have en suite bathrooms
The twin room on the ground floor utilises a shared 4th bathroom.
The twin room upstairs, also has a shower-over-bath.
|Further details outdoors|
There is secure onsite parking for 2 cars.
A large 40m2 covered terrace allows views down to the sea. It also has an outdoor dining table and a couch area.
Wooden sunbeds surround the 35m2 private pool.
Read your favourite book under the shade of the Walnut tree.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Aegean area is famous for its warm climate and the warm hospitality of the locals.
Villages surrounding Orhaniye that are well worth a vist include Turgut (carpet making), Selimiye (fishing village), Bozburun (Gulet/yacht building), Hisaronu (Sailing) and Bayir (Honey production).
The busy, cosmopolitan resort of Marmaris is a 20 minute drive - if it's time to shop, or time to party then this is the place!
For history buffs there is the remains of the Bybassos Castle in orhaniye Bay, the ruins of 2 castles in Selimiye, and an amazing archeological site at Knidos (where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean), a 1.5 hour drive from Villa han
Orhaniye is a small picturesque, rural village, situated 25 minutes from Marmaris, on the Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey.
Orhaniye Village itself, is spilt into 3 main areas; the beachfront, with its restaurants, tea houses and pensyions. The rural area to the left of the main road, where most of the locals live and Kecibuku, a sub-village off the main road.
Most of the locals live off the land, which includes bee-keeping, orange, olive and pomegranate groves, herbs and general farming. The village is very green though out the year, owing to a lot of artesian water in the area.
As you come down the hill approaching the village, you will notice the upmarket Marti Marina on your right – the largest marina in this area, outside of Marmaris.
The main residential area, is a real step back in time, where the farmers still walk laden donkeys, kids play football on the “main” road and many people out working in the fields. This area is essentially a fertile valley, with tall pine clad mountains rising up on three sides.
The beachfront area has some lovely restaurants like Luna Begonville, Club Mistral (near the marina) and some terrific local “lokantas” like Coban Restaurant on the main road. There is a small road immediately after Coban, which takes you down to a relaxing beach area, perfect for the kids to swim. There is a selection of 4 or 5 restaurants, all with chill out areas and a beach to choose from. Directly in front of the beach is a small island with the remains of Bybassos Castle.
The beachfront area also includes Kizkumu Beach, which has a sand spit reaching some 500 metres out into Orhaniye Bay. Walking out along this spit is a very popular thing to do and gives the impression that many people are walking on water. Orhaniye is also very popular with yachties, due to its excellent natural anchorage.
The Saturday market is a must-do, and is located in the parking area in front of the mayor’s office, on the main road. Just look for the large white awnings – it’s impossible to miss! You can buy everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to clothes, shoes, DIY and gardening tools and the tastiest village bread and farm eggs.
Come and visit Orhaniye for a quality villa holiday at Villa Han and enjoy the local way of life, the food, the views and the peace and quiet.
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13 Oct 2014
"Amazing place delivers more than you expect"
We flew into Dalaman really late on Sunday night. Gary had arranged a car for us through firstname.lastname@example.org (brilliant) and we arrived at Orhaniye at about 2 am. Not only had Gary left all the l… More
Thank you F for your great review. Really glad you all enjoyed the villa and the local area. It was a pleasure to host your family - hope to see you back again some time in the future. Best regards, Gary
2 Oct 2014
"A perfect getaway"
We were a group of five friends—including one couple—who spent the first four days of our weekend-to-weekend vacation in Istanbul and the next four days in this perfectly appointed, gorgeous, and … More
Thank you Mr L, for your lovely, generous and well written review. A LARGE pasta pot is the next thing on my list, now you have brought it to my attention! Recommendations/info like that is invaluable as it helps me continually improve the villa. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and visited many places in the local area. Pleasure to host you all, hope to see you back in Turkey one day. All the best!
16 Sep 2014
"A perfect getaway"
We booked Villa Han as a group of 9 people including my family and my wife's family. First of all Gary the owner was very graceful to allow for the additional person in. The whole stay was just p… More
Dear M, thank you for your fantastic review. I'm really happy you all enjoyed your time in Villa Han, Orhaniye Village and the surrounding area. Tranquil is a very good description! It was a pleasure to host you all - hope to see everyone out this way again :)) Best regards, Gary
25 Jul 2014
"Beutiful and Peaceful Villa"
We were two families of total 8 people from Sweden that spend two weeks in this wonderful Villa. The Villa itself is very well planned and have all the belongings you need for a good holiday. From the… More
Thanks for the great review Tomas - your kind words are much appreciated! It was lovely to host you all for the 2 weeks and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best regards, Gary
12 Nov 2013
"Wonderful boutique villa in peaceful, elevated, rural location"
We spent a very peaceful and relaxing 8 days at Villa Han and would definitely return. Although the end of the season we were lucky with the weather and didn't see a single cloud. The villa was l… More
Thank you for your great review of the villa. For the end of October you certainly couldn't have asked for better weather! :) Really glad to hear you enjoyed the village and the friendly locals. Our pleasure to have you back anytime!
3 Oct 2013
The villa is just perfect. It's all new and has everything you'd need in life. It's perfectly clean and well looked after. It's located in a real rural and quiet location. Local pe… More
Thank you for your lovely review :) It was a pleasure to host you both and I'm really glad you liked the peace and quiet around the village. Hopefully we will see you again, as you would be most welcome back at the villa. Best regards
28 Aug 2013
"Beautiful villa in idyllic surroundings."
Villa Han is a beautiful villa set in a village location up in the mountains. The setting was fantastic although it is up a narrow village road, so you definitely need a car to get about. The villa ha… More
Thank you for the review, it was pleasure to host your family. The power company have promised the village an upgrade, which everyone is very much looking forward to! Thanks again :)
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