“Relaxing and perfect pool” The house is very convenient even with young kids (8 and 2). We all enjoyed the pool a lot and the garden is well maintained as well.
Very close to the beach.
Owner was very responding in adding equipment to the kitchen as it is basic for a self contained.
We had a very relaxing time and a perfect weather.
A lovely, clean, comfortable villa. The outstanding feature is the lovely private pool which is cleaned everyday & the beautiful spacious courtyard, shaded by a grapevine. The property was cleaned during our stay which I didn't expect. The owner Taner is a lovely, helpful man - we enquired about the outside light which was on a timer & kept going off too quickly & a new light was produced almost immediately. Its also in a perfect, central location. We loved it & would definately return! …
We have just returned from a two week stay in this property and everything was perfect. It is based in a small well maintained complex containing just eight apartments (two blocks of four) and this one definitely has the best location. In the morning you can sit on the side balcony and watch the sun come up over the mountains, by mid-morning it is in the shade and provides a welcome spot to cool down and take break from the sun if it becomes too hot for you on the main balcony/pool area.
The location is very quiet and peaceful despite being only a few minutes walk from the main bars, restaurants and shopping area. The town of Icmeler has a policy that prevents loud music being played after midnight and this is strictly enforced by the local police. If you want to stay out longer, the bars remain open after this time and we've made some great friends over the years, both staff and fellow tourists, during this quiet time where you get a chance to talk to each other without music.
I agree with all the positive comments made in the two previous reviews, the apartment is lovely, Pat and Gary who represent the owners could not have been more helpful, for Turkish cuisine Nefis Pide is great, The Waterfall has the best location and wonderful food (if you like hot curries try their Lamb/Chicken Madras – it’s delicious, full of fresh chillies and not for the faint-hearted).
We have been to Icmeler three times, this year was our first stay in this apartment we have already booked it again for next year. …
This was our first time visiting Turkey so we were very unsure of which part to stay at. After reading the reviews from Garden Villas it then became our first choice. There was 7 of us, age range from 10yrs - 23yrs, plus 2 adults.
On arrival Timur's brother was there to greet us. The villa was immaculate and very spacious, with everything you needed. Only things missing were mirrors in the bedrooms. which were needed when you have 3 teenage girls !! The pool was lovely, very clean. There was no shallow side though so young ones need floats. There were plenty of sun loungers, tables and chairs around the poolside.
The location of the villa was spot on. Walk out of the villa turn the corner and there were all the restaurants, shops etc on your door step. We enjoyed very good meals in Amigos (staff there are very helpful and friendly). Also try The Chef... Excellent food and excellent value for your money. As for the night life, get yourself to BAR EX !! Brilliant night in there, staff were so funny, very entertaining and you also got served real drinks!! The beach was 3 minutes walk away, to hire sun loungers on the beach cost 5 lira, but you can haggle and get them down. It is a pebble beach so I would recommend wearing shoes that you can go into the sea with, also the fish in the sea nip at your legs (was a shock to us at first !!). ha ha.
I would recommend taking English money there as the Turkish like this and you can get a much better exchange rate from any shop or even in the bars.
I would also recommend the Jeep Safari, but be prepared to get very very wet !! There were 7 of us and it only cost £25 for a full day out. We also went to the water park in Marmaris which was very good value for money and another brilliant day.
Overall this was the perfect holiday , very eventful and very relaxing. I would definitely recommend Garden Villas to everyone. …