Side Garden Residence
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in the ancient town of Side, these apartments offer a fantastic base for your holiday on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Located in a quiet friendly neighbourhood close to the old town and the beach, Side Garden Residence has a 25m pool, a sauna, exercise machines, a pool bar, full air-conditioning, wireless internet, free beach transport and 24-hour security.
Side (pronounced See-day) lies 60 Km (or 50 minutes drive) from Antalya airport and is one of the jewels of Turkey’s Turquoise coast. Jutting out from an unspoilt coastline of long, sandy beaches, this ancient Roman town, with its magnificent temples, amphitheatres and harbour make it is one of the major archeological attractions in this remarkable country.
Vibrant shops, romantic restaurants and atmospheric bars give Side a wonderfully exotic atmosphere. As you walk among the temples, stroll along the beaches and visit clubs built into the ruins of Roman buildings, you will be filled with a sense of being in a very special place. And all the time the people of Side, with their good-natured friendliness, will make you feel completely welcome.
Top this off with year-round sunshine, brilliant night-life, top-class cuisine and and activites to satisfy every taste, and we think you will agree that Side has everything that makes for a great holiday. (Please note that we have more than one apartment so availability is rarely a problem). We are also happy to discuss sales.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Side (2 beaches) 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Antalya 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||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, 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, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartments are all pool-facing duplex (on two levels) with terraces on all floors. There is direct access to the pool from the lower floor. They are equipped with air-con in all rooms, satellite TV, DVD player, iron, dishwasher, washing machine etc.. Each has one double and one single bedroom along with a double sofa-bed. Bed linen and towels area provided, though guests should take their own beach towels.
Each apartment have sofa-beds for occasional use, but for parties of more than four persons we can arrange three-bedroom apartments or multiple two-bedroom ones.
|Further details outdoors|
In addition to the superb 25m pool, there is a children's pool, pool bar, fitness room, sauna, games room and free internet with wireless access to which you can connect your own laptop if required.
And you can relax in the knowledge that the complex is protected by 24 hour security.
This is a duplex apartment and may not be suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.
Children should not be left unattended at the pool or on the upper terraces.
The double sofa-bed is only suitable for smaller people. If there are more than four persons in your party, we can arrange three bedroomed apartments or additional two-bedroomed apartments.
The Mediterranean Coast region
Side is a town of major historical interest, having been founded in about 700 B.C and in that time home to Greeks, Romans and other civilisations. It is even reputed to have been a meeting place of Antony and Cleopatra!
Once you have explored the temples, amphitheatres and aquaducts of Side itself, you can explore further afield to places such as Apsendos with its excellently preserved amphitheatre and, further afield again, to places of world class geological and historic importance such as Cappadocia and Pamukkale. This part of Turkey is full of places to explore. We can arrange trips for you on request through our experienced English-speaking local agents.
Having 300 days of sunshine a year explains why this area is the primary location for golf in Turkey. The magnificent courses of Belek are only 30 km away. We can arrange green fees and trips on request.
This area is lucky to have plentiful supplies of water from the nearby Taurus mountains which offer skiing in the winter and mountain sports such as white-water rafting at other times. Again, we would be delighted to arrange these for you during your stay.
Side is flanked by two superb beaches, the closest one is protected by the Turkish government due to its archeological and historic importance. It can be walked to in 15 minutes (across rolling sand-dunes) or you can use the free bus service. The other beach, on the other side of Side is home to the 5-star hotels and provides all the facilities you would expect. A free bus service runs there from the apartments every day.
There are many bars, restaurants and shops in the locality and in old Side itself. A big part of the fun is trying them out and finding your own favourites.
The numerous local mini-markets will supply you with pretty much all you will need for self-catering. The larger supermarket - the Turkish equivalent of Tescos - is a short drive away (about 2 Km). For more extensive shopping, the bustling town of Manavgat, is about 5 Km away and can be reached on the frequent Dolmus minibuses.
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23 Jun 2012
"Great location, excellent accommodation .. we will be back for sure .."
We've just returned home after 11 days in Side, Turkey. Renting the apartment was a straight-forward process, and Tony helpfully sent us details of tips, security, where to get cash, car hire, local shops and recommended restaurants which really did help a lot. We have been to Side previously but by chance booked this apartment in an area we had visited once and wanted to return to. We had apartment 3 in block A and I understand there are 7 or 8 blocks (64 apartments in total), though it was never crowded and there was little noise at any time of day.
We arranged our own transfer but on arrival the Turkish man in the gate house welcomed us and gave assistance to find which apartment we were in, despite speaking no English, and us speaking only limited Turkish! We had requested a few items be provided for our arrival - bread, butter, water, Efes .. the basics and these were all in the apartment when we got there. The apartment had two good sized bedrooms, shower/toilet room with a washing machine on the lower floor, with access to the pool and gardens. On the upper floor there was a large couch, coffee table, tv and the kitchen area with a washing machine and a large fridge/freezer. There is another toilet/shower room on this floor. There is a balcony with table and chairs. The apartment was clean and tidy, with air conditioning both up and down stairs. It was perfect for us and I would certainly recommend it. The apartment also has wifi which we found very useful.
There is a poolbar which played music during the day into the evening, sells ice creams, drinks and crisps. The pool is very popular but as many of the apartments are used by tour companies the reps are often not there much and you can find on some days that you have it almost to yourself. We found other people staying at the apartments to be friendly and the people that maintain the place are equally courteous and helpful.
Its a ten minute walk to the banks where you can get a great exchange rate, much better than the smaller agencies. There are a number of restaurants/bars close-by as well as a couple of supermarkets, tour agencies, gift shops. All in all, we had a great time at Side Garden Residence and I've already told Tony that we want to return soon.
If I had to point out minor points it would be that there is a restaurant across from the back of the apartments had quite loud music on a few nights during our 11 day stay, which kept us awake on our first night but thereafter it was barely noticable.
30 May 2012
"Best self catering apartment i have ever stayed in at this price."
This was our second stay at these apartments, we had a fortnight in september 2011 and a 3 week holiday this year as we enjoyed our stay so much.The maintenance of these apartments and grounds is to … More
29 Sep 2011
"This was magnificent. Excellent value for money. *****"
This is the second time we have rented these apartments. The booking process with the proprietor was effortless. From the moment of arrival at Antalya and start of the private transfer, the quality is evident. The apartments themselves are beautifully furnished to a very high standard, with a full range of equipment. You could live permantly here, it is not
a normal holiday apartment. It would sleep five without effort. The photographs do not do them justice. I will be coming here again.
4 Sep 2011
"A little slice of heaven"
We had a perfect holiday at Side Garden Residence, the apartment complex itself is well set out, a security code is required on entry which makes it feel very secure. The pool is large and very clean with heaps of sun loungers available. The apartment we stayed in was also very clean and spacious with two terraces, two bathrooms and all of the amenities that you would expect.
The transfers to and from the airport were great, we were met immediately outside of the arrivals lounge and the transfer itself is only around 45 minutes.
Although the apartment is away from the hustle and bustle of central Side, it is only a short taxi ride or you can hop on a dolmus, however, there are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.
I've been to Side a number of times and this was far and away the best place I have stayed in.
We enjoyed it so much that we shall book again for next year :-)
The apartment we stayed in was owned by Tony Murphy - details on www.holidaylettings.co.uk
31 Jul 2011
apartment is fabulous, beautiful pool, not very far from bars and ancient side… More
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