Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A luxury villa with spectacular views across the village &across the bay. Located within 10 minutes walk of the village and beach, backing onto the mountain the villa is peaceful yet accessible. Sleeps 8 or 10 (on luxury sofa beds). Ideal family holiday location. Also suitable for holistic retreats
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Turunc 600 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
For those who want to explore, there are regular buses to towns near by, such as Ichmeler, with its huge weekly market.
You could also take a dolmus (bus) or water-taxi to Marmaris . A historical town with a castle and beautiful waterfront, it also provides a wide variety of shops. Well known for its vibrant nightlife, it offers hundreds of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, catering for every taste. (Our local Agent can arrange for you to be accompanied by a wonderful English speaking guide).
A variety of water sports are available locally, including scuba diving. Boat trips abound, from a gentle trip around the nearby bays, where the Med and the Aegean meet, (with onboard BBQ and swimming in crystal clear waters), or visits to Turtle Beach, mud baths and beyond, they all offer a fantastic day (or 2) out.
You might alternatively choose a jeep safari, a visit to the local temple site at Amos or a visit to the local Turkish bath. Other options are a wonderful 'Village tour' and coming in 2011, guided walks in the local countryside. Car hire is available and can be booked through our local agent.
Further afield, you may like to visit the hot springs at Pamukkale, the ancient cities of Ephesus or Hierapolis or take a trip inland for white water rafting.
Whether you stay nearby or travel further afield our local agent is happy to help with all your arrangements.
Turunc (pronounced Turunch) is a beautiful Mediterranean fishing and farming village, which has developed over the years to become a relaxed family holiday location, whilst still retaining much of its rural character. New properties sit comfortably around the older rustic village houses.
Its name is taken from the Turunc oranges used to make marmalade which grow all around the village. The scent of the orange blossom when the trees are in flower is heavenly. Every street boasts oranges, olives, figs and palms, which provide welcome shade in the Summer. (The trees in our garden at Villa Gaea bore their first pomegranate and bananas this year!)
The small harbour front offers boat trips to beautiful local bays or further afield, a regular water taxi to Marmaris and trips to the Marmaris nightlife.
A long, clean beach with loungers and parasols,safe swimming and an opportunity to snorkel amongst the fishes, is complemented by friendly sea-front bars and restaurants, serving cold drinks and fabulous food.
Local specialities include "pide" - a pizza type dish, topped with meat, cheese or any number of different toppings, "pancakes" - a very thinly rolled bread filled and cooked in a wood fired oven (we love spinach and cheese, which is a bit spicy, or honey and banana). The fish is generally excellent, kebabs also. The casseroles are delicious as are the mezes.......
Many of the friendly locals speak excellent English, but will happily help and encourage any attempts you make at speaking Turkish!
Local shops and Supermarkets are able to supply all your basic day to day needs, and in addition there is an excellent pharmacist. There are plenty of souvenir shops offering traditional Turkish crafts, waterpipes, and Turkish Delight or bargain priced "designer" handbags, sunglasses, clothes and watches.
A particular speciality you might like to try is the local honey. The three generally sold types are pine (slightly tastes of resin and is utterly delicious), flower (sweet and fragrant) and thyme (slightly medicinal, good for sore throats and also tastes really good)!
Also look out for the regular market every Monday. Prices are generally pretty good, with just a little space for gentle haggling!