Augustus Village is set in the rolling foothills of the Taurus mountains, surrounded by orange groves and olive groves, and yet ideally located to enjoy all that the Turkish Riviera has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the holiday resort of Side and the golfers paradise of Belek and only 40 minutes away from Antlaya International airport, an impressive 300 days of sunshine annually make this an all year round holiday destination. Augustus Village is a unique self-catering resort, designed to re-create the picturesque and magical appeal of a traditional Turkish village. The resort and its surroundings have made it internationally recognized winning 7 major international design awards. You are unlikely to find another resort of similar design in the surrounding area. The resort is spacious and comfortable and it is encircled by stunning views of the majestic Taurus mountains.
With nine pools to choose from you will never have a problem if you value privacy. Augustus Village has a warm friendly atmosphere and there is a minibus shuttle service to the local beach, as well as many day trips to suit all tastes. Whitewater rafting and boat trips are hugely popular, as well as the local historical sites of Perge, Aspendos and Side. You can drive easily to the local restaurants or bars each evening or you can take a taxi.There are many local markets to choose from, whether you are after traditional or tourist markets there is one on almost everyday. The Villages Onsite Facilities include:
- Airport transfers
- Property preparation
- Further maid service available during holiday if desired
- Beach towels also provided
- 24/7 on-site security (gated community)
- 9 external swimming pools - one 10 metres from the house sun terrace
- 24/7 Management Suite
- Outdoor relaxation areas.
Villa Laurus is a beautiful villa of traditional style set in a commanding position in this enchanting resort. Just a few steps away from its private terrace is one of the many pools set in beautiful landscaping. The villa is a very well appointed, luxury three bedroom, two bathroom detached property with a total gross internal area of 149.9sq.m.
The villa is of award winning design. The principle on which it was designed was to allow all living space to flow together whilst cleverly creating a sense of defined areas. There are no doors downstairs and the large windows and shutters allow air to flow freely through the villa. All living areas relate to the private terrace and a balcony above gives a lovely airy and quiet outdoor space off the upper hall. The entrance hall is double height with curved stair. Discreetly to one side is an area for shoes etc and a downstairs wc. To the left as you enter the villa, the large double aspect lounge opens out with large arched windows to take advantage of the elevated view over the Taurus mountains. Walk to the right past the stair and the kitchen and dining area open up with views both sides and large double doors onto the terrace. Upstairs the master bedroom bedroom with en-suite is isolated from both the double and twin bedrooms rooms which share their own large bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The interiors are modern but with local Turkish flavour.
The property comprises –
Ground floor: A beautifully spacious lounge, approximately 31 sq. m with doors leading out onto the large terrace and landscaped gardens. A bright, airy dining area designed open plan to the kitchen, again with doors to terrace. A very well appointed kitchen complete with all white goods, oven, hob, hood, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Leading from the kitchen is a utility area and also on the ground floor is a cloakroom area with w/c.
First floor: A bright, large master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with power shower. There is also one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and spacious family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle with power shower.
The property has ceramic floors throughout and fully tiled bathroom and cloakroom areas. Concealed and individually controlled air conditioning provides heating and cooling facilities to the living areas and bedrooms. A beautifully curved stone staircase adds a touch of elegance to the property. The spacious terrace and balconies cover 37.03sq.m and are south facing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Fizz Beach - free shuttle bus available to the bea 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Antalya 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|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|
Our villa also has an xbox 360 (purchased new March 2012) with a small selection of games
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The grounds in which the development sits are beautiful landscaped gardens designed by a highly acclaimed British landscape designer. The development was designed to be a delight to walk around, little niches and fountains being discovered en route. Instead of one large pool isolated from the accommodation, the site was designed to incorporate 9 pools so that each area of accommodation has a pool that feels quite private. Chairs and a table are provided as well as sunbeds for the terrace. The pools are round 10m diameter with jacuzzi jets. There is also one large pool in the central area of the site.
Private parking is provided right beside the villa which easily would accommodate 2 cars.
40% booking deposit required. Full payment due no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. If booked within 4 weeks of arrival full payment required at the time of booking.
£200 refundable security deposit required.
All cleaning and laundry included in the rates.
The Turkish Riviera is set in one of the best locations in the world, surrounded by ancient cities and a turquoise sea, and is looked upon as the new face of Turkish tourism. Away from the beach front you can find beautiful National Parks with magnificent waterfalls and flora. Perhaps you would prefer mountaineering, caving, white water rafting, hunting or fishing - you choose. Turkey is possibly one of the very few countries in the world where you can go skiing in the morning and swimming in the sea in the afternoon!
Approximately 10 minutes drive from the resort beautiful sandy beaches are available to enjoy and for the active to embrace the many water sports on offer. Paragliding, water skiing, jet skis, underwater diving and yachting are just some of the activities in the area.
Side – (pronounced see-day)
Just 20 minutes from Augustus Village you can visit the beautiful and bustling town of Side, situated on a peninsula one kilometre long and four hundred metres wide. The name Side in the Anatolian language means “pomegranate”. Here you can indulge your hunger of times gone by with the abundance of historic monuments, museums, the superb Side theatre where the annual festival of the area is held, and the magnificent grandeur of Apollo's Temple almost stretching into the arms of the sea.
For the more adventurous you can try diving, horse riding, jeep safari, white water rafting, quad bike safari and skiing, along with the usual beach sports – volleyball, wind-surfing, para-sailing, water skiing, jet- skiing and banana boat rides.
If you are looking for nightlife as part of your holiday then there are an abundance of bars and restaurants in Side ranging from full on nightclubs to quiet traditional Turkish eateries.
Belek and golf
For guests, who are enthusiastic golfers, this area is your oyster. Belek is now home to 15 championship golf courses designed by famous names including Montgomerie, Feherty and Faldo. The quality of the courses has given Belek serious international golfing credibility and ensures that golfing in Turkey is a fantastic experience. With a target of opening more than 100 courses, Turkey aims to become the golfing centre of Europe. Courses are easy to book and as a keen golf enthusiast the owner will be more than happy to provide advice.
Fizz Beach bar/restaurant(10 mins)
Take the free shuttle bus to Fizz beach and enjoy a huge range of water sports, from jet skis to banana boats and parasailing, beach volley ball and swimming, there is everything here to keep adults and kids entertained. The beach here is great for kids, as it has a very gentle decent and is free of rocks or stones. Sun beds are free to use for customers of the bar/restaurant. In the evening the lively bar/restaurant serves great food and has theme nights such as Turkish night and BBQ night. A free shuttle is available for both day and evening visits.
There are 2 beaches at Side, one on either side of the harbour. The east side beach is more busy and narrow, servicing the many small & big hotels along this stretch. On the west side there is lots of space and a very wide beach. There are some beach bars and cafes for you to take a break from the rays, or just relax and watch the sun set over the sea.
Belek Beach Club
Located 20 mins east of Augustus Village is Belek beach club. Here there is also a vast aray of watersports, cafes and beach bars.
White Water Rafting & Canyoning.
Our most popular day, this is an exhilarating experience and one you will want to do again and again.
Just 4 km from Augustus Village is "Hipnotics", the worlds 2nd largest wake boarding park. Free transfer available daily.
Why not take a ride through a pine forest and then back along the beach as the sun sets. Transport included.
For the kids there are numerous aqua parks in the area. Check with our tourism rep for the best recommendation this season.
Take a trip into the mountains and enjoy an exhilarating experience quad biking through spectacular scenery.
Special Places of Interest
Manavgat waterfall –
One of the best known waterfalls in Turkey is located on the Oymapinar dam road, 3 km from the town of Manavgat. This is a particularly lush area with three good sized rivers to provide water. The average capacity of the river here is 155m3 per second.
Duden and Kursunlu waterfall –
The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and, nestling in the middle of a pine forest, is exceptionally beautiful. The countryside around the falls provides a lovely picnic area and pleasure spot and is just 30 minutes from Augustus Village. Kursunlu offers a unique experience of being able to walk behind the cascade. Its claim to fame is that it was used in the television advertisement for Timotei shampoo.
About one third of Turkey is underlain by carbonate rocks. The intense rock stratum is spread almost all over Turkey. It is found particularly in the regions of the Taurus Mountain Range. In the town of Alanya lies the cave of Dalmatas, which contains spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and the moist atmosphere is said to relieve asthma and chest complaints.
Places of Historical Interest –
Here you will find the ruins of the once magnificent theatre, a u-shaped stadium which is still in a very good state of preservation, a Gateway and the remains of the wall that surrounded Perge in the Hellenistic period.
Perge is the second biggest ancient city in Anatolia and is situated in the district of the town of Aksu. The ruins of the city are vast and although excavations started in 1946 today the city has still not been fully uncovered.
Just 10 minutes from the resort you can find the best preserved ancient theatre in Turkey, built with a seating capacity of around 20,000 and one that is still in use today. During the summer months you can attend a concert, ballet or opera depending on the current programme for the season. This is truly an opportunity not to miss. Aspendos also offers views of a once magnificent aqueduct, constructed in Roman times around the 1st or 2nd century A.D.
Although Antalya is today a modern city there are still traces of old Turkey that are worth searching for. The Hidirlik tower stills stands and the Karatay Medresse, an ancient castle overlooking the harbour with its old houses nestled inside. If the region's art and history is for you then you must visit the Antalya Museum.