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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11
We love Turkey. There's a genuine warm welcome you get no where else, and Villa Pembroke gives its guests nothing less. We built this luxury five bedroomed villa primarily for family use, and rent spare weeks, making it a home. It is designed by an award winning local architect on a superb site in Ovacik. The villa has commanding views of the mountains and the valley below, yet is close to shops and the Dolmus bus to the beach at Olu Deniz or Fethiye town.
Families return for second, and third holidays, and our English manager goes the extra mile to make each visitor welcome. The villa is in a group of around a dozen bespoke privately owned properties, is spacious and not overlooked. It has an elevated position providing spectacular views of Babadag mountain.
Villa Pembroke has all the features visitors come to expect from quality bespoke properties in this part of Turkey. Polished marble floors, a private mosaic pool (8m x 4m) plus baby pool and plenty of space for 11 visitors in 5 bedrooms. The manager lives locally and provides a help line etc.
Fethiye is a very attractive town with a colossal Turkish market, a fresh fish market, and a magnificent harbour. There's also plenty of history, including a Roman amphitheatre in the middle of town. It takes just 15 minutes on the bus to get you to this bustling commercial and tourist centre, and you return up the hill to the villa where the air is cooler and there's a constant breeze.
Travel south and you reach Olu Deniz in around 15 mins on the bus. The Sunday Times says "It's hard not to love Olu Deniz - the bone-white spit and turquoise lagoon is a Turkish holiday icon - but boy, it gets hot in summer. Best way to visit? Stay on Perdikia Hill, a hillside in the pine forests nearby, and take the bus down to Oludeniz." They could have added that our villa is just 300m away!
Apart from the shops, bars and restaurants, Olu Deniz is a world centre for paragliding. Diving, boats of all kinds, riding, motorbikes and many other activities are also available at very reasonable rates. On the way to Olu is Hisaranou, a purpose built tourist village with the best night life in the whole area. Hisaranou is well policed, safe and friendly, and is about a 17 minute walk.
The Villa is built on three floors. The house, veranda and pool are all on the same level, and steps lead to the front door. There's a stone wall going right around the plot enclosing the villa and garden, which is planted with bougainvillea and hibiscus, fig and lemon trees, looked after by the gardener Bayram who also maintains the pool. High ceilings, marble floors, and good insulation provide a cool atmosphere, supported by air-con units.
Inside the Villa. The open plan living area on the ground floor is divided into sitting and dining areas. The kitchen is a separate room with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, and a large fridge-freezer. The ground floor also has a toilet and shower. The covered veranda provides an outdoor room for everyone. Two tables seat up to 12. The barbecue is integral, with its own chimney. The marble floor provides a beautiful surface for bare feet.
The 'John Lewis' pricing policy is simple. I will match the rates for a directly comparable holiday home advertised on holidaylettings - just forward the competitive quote. Last minute bookings - no more than a fortnight before the holiday - gain a 10% discount.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Olu Deniz 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (4), Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Visitors always comment on the marble floor and stairs when entering the villa. Explore outside and the veranda and pool tell you what this private villa is all about - relaxation and fun. The veranda extends the full width of the building, providing plenty of space for two tables, chairs and loungers. Here's room for all who want to stay out of the direct sun, a place for a lazy breakfast and a relaxed dinner. The veranda has a built-in barbeque - it's easy gourmet-style cooking using the incredibly fresh ingredients* available locally. Upstairs and you'll find the bedrooms are spacious, with fresh king size beds and extensive views. Next to the kitchen is a dining area with an extendable table, and adjacent to it a sitting area with sofas, easy chairs. There's a library of books and music as well as games.
You'll love the decorations, the fabulous Turkish curtaining and quality furniture, and the large bathrooms and showers - Villa Pembroke gets compliments from all visitors.
*Fresh sea bass, bream, prawns, barracuda; kebabs and superb lamb; whole tomatoes, figs and peaches...
|Further details outdoors|
The garden surrounds the villa and provides a choice of sun or shade throughout the day. The pool, the depth going from 1.2 to 1.8 metres (warning: pools without a shallow end are fairly common in Turkey), adjoins the veranda and living room. There is a toddler pool adjacent to it, and visitors with toddlers are encouraged to set up the travel cot as a play pen The garden is maintained by a gardener, who also looks after the pool.
For immediate response call or txt my mobile. To book, let us know when you want to go and we will hold dates while you arrange flights. Starting days are flexible. Transfers from Dalaman Airport to villa can be arranged by our managers. Villa rental includes electricity and water bills, plus gardener - pool maintenance. Cooking gas is bottled, which may need replacement (approx £15).
The Turkish Aegean Coast region
From ancient ports to stunning beaches, this region is perfect for exploring the ancient wonders and natural beauty of Turkey. Some of the more spectacular sights include:
Oludeniz: This spectacular beach is one of the most photographed in Turkey, has clear waters, and is a protected site of outstanding natural beauty. We've never found it crowded, even in the height of the season. The facilities, be it the beach, the woods, restaurants, or whatever, are just far larger than the number of people using them. So you walk into any restaurant and there's a table, go for car hire, and one is waiting, decide to go for a day's boat trip (£10 which includes lunch), and you'll often find the boat half full.
Tlos: 30 Km south of Fethiye is the oldest city in the Lycian region. Home to the Lycian hero Bellerophon this area is rich with history, visitors can enjoy: the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.
Xanthos: Xanthos is the ancient capital city of Lycia. This spectacular site is bursting with ancient history and mythology, attractions include: The ancient theatre, Tomb of the Harpies, Nereid Monument, among a mixture of ruins from Lycian, Roman and Byzantine times.
"Turkey houses more Roman sites than Italy and more Greek ruins than Greece"
The village of Ovacik is dominated by the 6,000ft mountain of Babadag. The mountains are criss-crossed with paths and dirt roads, and make lovely walking. Motor bikes, jeeps and quads can be hired, but again, you won't see many others out.
Ovacik and Hisaronu are popular with British Holiday makers. People are friendly and have a good grasp of English. Hisaronu has many lively shops bars and restaurants to enjoy but they will not disturb you in the villa. Why not take a trip to the deserted ancient village of Kayakoy, or any of the stunning bays and coves nearby.
The area has many skilled craftsmen, especially jewellers and leather workers, also of course carpets and textiles. You can get old jewellery re-made, the stones re-set, all on the premises, or made to measure leather coats and jackets, to your design, at a fraction of the UK cost.
A new Water Park is within walking distance, there are bikes in the villa for visitors' use, horse riding and micro lights are close. Most activity providers will collect from close to the villa.
The nearby town of Fethiye is very popular due to its outstanding beauty and busy marina. There are numerous high quality restaurants and bars run by friendly locals - £5-8 gets you a fresh bass or bream at a table on the water's edge. Presiding over Fethiye is an ancient fortress built by the knights of Rhodes. Carved into the surrounding cliff faces, by Lycians, are spectacular rock tombs.
This area has so much to see and do. You can paraglide in Oludeniz or take a boat trip, take a jeep safari (rent from our villa managers at favourable rates) or visit any of the numerous ancient ruins.
Fethiye is a bustling market town, with a famous bazaar every Tuesday. It's a good place to buy Turkish carpets. The harbour has many boats, and it's easy to hire one for the day to take you to the many islands close by. Fethiye has a Roman amphitheatre, fascinating rock tombs and plenty of history. It's a good centre for most things, with friendly and helpful people. There's a substantial English community, which means you'll find an English speaking doctor, dentist (they're said to be very good), and English spoken in the hospital.
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25 Aug 2014
"Another fabulous holiday in Ovacik"
Just returned from our third annual visit to the region, though time taking the whole family and deciding on a large Villa to suit everybody and Villa Pembroke certainly fits the bill. This 5 bedroom … More
13 Aug 2014
"Fantastic time was had by all at the Villa Pembroke"
We had a Family Holiday(10 of us) at the villa and it was really fab - the children / adults had a great time in the pool - playing water volleyball etc. Mike was very helpful with arranging transfers… More
18 Jul 2014
"Brilliant, would recommend highly, great service and communication with owners"
Had a brilliant time, 10 adults were on this holiday, Villa really clean. Pool attended to daily. Owner was always helpful ( 1st time I had booked a holiday this way), and endured that I knew what to … More
What a fab review - I'm so pleased your holiday was a real success. That's what we want to achieve every time!
19 Nov 2013
"Smart, spacious villa with good sized pool and convenient location"
Our group of 11, 6 adults and 5 children with an age range of 72 - 7 years, all stayed in this smart, spacious villa for 12 days. The children enjoyed the 5 bedded attic rooms and the adults all had first floor rooms with balcony and the villa never felt overcrowded. Facilities were good and we all spent a lot of time in and around the good-sized pool. The villa was a 25 minute walk from the resort of Hisaronu but there were convenient local bars, restaurants and small corner shops for essentials. October was a wonderful time to visit SW Turkey, with temperatures in the high twenties during the day but cooler at night and no mosquitoes! We all took part in a Turkish bath, boat trip, Jeep safari and mud bath - great fun all round. Great villa, great location, great holiday.
Many thanks for the great review for October, which is a period often overlooked by visitors. I am so pleased the holiday was a success and you found the villa comfortable and that the arrangements worked well.
20 Aug 2013
"A little gem in a wonderful location"
What can we say...we booked our holiday with Mike Donovan who was very friendly and made our booking very straight forward. When we arrived at the villa we were greeted by the villa manager Rebecca, w… More
What a wonderful review! I am so pleased your holiday worked out so well.
30 Jul 2013
"Lovely villa, ideal location, good restaurants, shops and water park, all within easy walking distance"
Have just returned from our first visit to Turkey - a beautiful place with very friendly people.
The villa was ideal for our needs, and the owners (Mike & Margaret) couldn't have been any more helpful, from the date of initial booking, through to our return home.
In addition, the on-site management team of Rebecca and her husband Cem, were always available with help and advice when needed.
Our party consisted of 7 adults and 2 teenagers, and whilst there we went on several trips - the Turkish Bath & 12 Island Boat Trip are both highly recommended, whereas the Jeep Safari was a bit too wet to be an enjoyable day for everyone (saying that, my 15 year old daughter loved it!).
My Son and I also went paragliding - although I was initially nervous (moreso when I saw how high up the mountain the take-off area was), it was a brilliant experience.
My Brother-In-Law took a flight in a micro-light and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not far from the Water Park is a restaurant called the Teras Bar (about 10 minutes walk away), we went there several times, and always found the the food excellent and staff very friendly.
Overall, we had a great time, and will definitely be going back.
Many thanks for your kind review.
30 Sep 2011
"Beautiful Viila in beautiful location"
All the party was impressed on arrival at the villa, even the kids were amazed and excited when we pulled up outside, and then they saw the pool and wanted to get straight in, which they did.
The villa was well equipped with everything you could need and very comfortable and well furnished. Air con in all rooms except the very top bedroom( 2nd floor directly under the roof) where the baby cot is, although it has a free standing fan in this room it didn't help much in the summer heat.
We had a herd of goats living in the field behind the villa, which the kids loved watching them being turned out in morning and rounded up in the evening by goat herders. There was even three resident tortoises living in the villa grounds and the kids had a great time trying to feed them.
The owner Michael was very helpful from first point of contact and did everything possible to help us with the booking,transfers and even offered tips on what to do while there as it was our first trip to Turkey, everything went smoothly. We all had a fantastic time, there was 12 of us in all ranging from 67 to a set of 2 year old twins.The local monday market is well worth a visit at Hisarono about half hour walk from villa, or 5 minute taxi ride, then a short walk from market brings you to Hisarono main strip where you are spoilt for choice for places to eat and shop some more if you have the energy.
The boat trips are lovely and so cheap, you can be out all day on a boat for around £8.00 including lunch, we loved the mud bath/turtle excursion it was by far the best day out. A lot of our time we spent around the pool, because it was so lovely and we found it hard to drag ourselves away. A good tip is to take English stirling for shops and markets, they seem to favour this and the euro over the lire, and much better discounts are given. We also found we could have got a much better exchange rate over there then we did at home.
We tried various restaurants in olu deniz and Hisarono, all were very nice, food good and staff friendly. We found Hisarono to be much more livlier and have more in way of shops and restaurants than Olu Deniz , but Olu Deniz has a very pretty beach area. Beware none of the restaurant highchairs have baby straps ( either missing or broken), so take your own. There are a couple of restaurants 2 minutes from villa, but we found these better for breakfast and lunch rather then dinner. In between these two restaurants there is a small supermarket stocking all the essentials, they will deliver straight to your door if you ask, and the owner operates a mini bus and excursion business, we used him and his mini bus for trips into olu deniz, takes about 10 minutes for 22 lire for all 12 of us and 2 pushchairs. There is also a Pizza Express take away directly oppisite villa ( you can see it from pool deck), they do deliver, a godsend if you have arrived very late and need a quick bite to eat.
Must mention the pine tree honey I discovered while there, never tasted any honey as good as this in my life, the honey jar filled with all sorts of nuts is also very nice, best prices for these are at local supermarket Azda in Hisarono, its three times the price at airport for half the jar size. Turkish delight, you are best to select and pack your own from shops and stalls, the pre packed ones hardly have anything in the box. Really had a fantastic time, so pretty everywhere you go, beautiful scenery, colourful flowers and friendly locals, can't wait to go back again, met all my expectations and more.
Thank you for your review. I'm very glad all enjoyed their stay and from what I've been reading there has been plenty of great experiences for all. I do hope you decide to come back some day.
7 Jun 2011
"amazing, peacefull, fantastic views great villa"
great villa, great location, fantastic help from mike...always helpfull, quick replys via emails.....provided us with ample information about the villa and the surrounding area, emergency contacts, lo… More
Many thanks for the kind Review - it's much appreciated, and I am really glad the holiday was such a success.
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