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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Side (2 beaches) 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Antalya 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
|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.
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.
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.