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What Oliver loves…
- Beautiful and private outdoors area – ideal for relaxing in the sun or cooling off in the pool.
- Peaceful and scenic location nestled between trees on the outskirts of Akyaka forest..
- A highlight of the villa is at night when you can lie on a sunbed, drink in hand and watch the stars, and if you're lucky like we were you'll see a few shooting stars. Don't forget to make a wish..
One-bedroomed Dagli Ev is a charming mix of traditional stone walls, handmade wood and modern furnishings. The distinctive Turkish villa, nestled between olive and pine trees, on the outskirts of peaceful Akyaka, has a private pool, balcony and fantastic mountain and sea views. With its wide garden, various plants and bird sounds, you can comfortably leave yourself in the arms of nature. It's the perfect romantic retreat.
The spacious bedroom looks out over the natural setting, and you’ll love the quirky round bed, unique wooden features and characterful nooks and crannies. The wooden cabinets and shelves are handmade and draw on the property’s rustic, rural feel giving the feeling of a cabin hidden in the woods. You’ll find a comfortable open-plan sitting room with pool and garden views. It’s equipped with a dining table and chairs, a comfy sofa and a statement (working) wood burner in the centre.
Blending beautifully into its surroundings, this villa is one of Turkey’s best-kept secrets. You can reach the entrance by walking under the quaint stone archway, and the grounds are dotted with local plants, trees and shrubs. On the terrace, there’s the swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, and you can sunbathe freely in the knowledge that the villa is entirely private.
There’s also a balcony with a small wooden table and chairs where you can soak up breath-taking views of the forest as you sip your morning coffee under cool shade. Extra thoughtful features for a hassle-free home-from-home stay include Wi-Fi, air conditioning in the bedroom and a separate space for storing your suitcases. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the modern bathroom too.
If you’d like to explore the serene surrounds, there are restaurants within a short drive where you can try the local cuisine like fresh fish and meze, or a hearty Turkish breakfast. Sandy Akyaka Beach and the Ciflik bay are close by.
What you should know…
- There are other properties in the area, however the villa is surrounded by tall trees and is completely private.
- The house is the perfect hideaway for those who want to be at one with nature, but in a private spot. A car is essential.
- Double bedroom with a round bed
- Shower room
- Open plan kitchen, sitting room
- Veranda with dining table
- Pool, 3m x 1.5m, 1.5 m deep
- Seating areas
- Wood burning stove
- Washing machine
Located in the Mugla Province of Turkey, a 1-hour drive from Dalaman, Akyaka is a charming coastal town known for its striking natural scenery, large sandy beach and accredited by Cittaslow for its keeping with local culture. With plenty to offer foodies, nature lovers and architecture buffs alike, it’s an ideal holiday location for families with children, friends and couples.
The main attraction is Akyaka’s beautiful rural surrounds where a multitude of wildlife, including fish otter, herons and flamingos inhabit the wetland conservation area. There are walking routes in the pine forest and along the Kadin Azmak River, where fresh fish are caught, there are plenty of fish restaurants. You’ll also find more restaurants, shops and markets between 2-6km from the villa.
Walking along the banks of the river, from the harbour you'll find several restaurants serving a hearty Turkish Breakfast. Protected forests lie to the north and west, with mountains beyond. Upper Akyaka is the working part of town, with a small market, fishmonger, butcher and baker and coffee houses full of men playing traditional tavla (backgammon). You can also explore the traditional Turkish Ottoman Ula Houses in the town, characterised by double staircases, ornate wooden balconies and their white or cream-painted walls.
For outdoor adventuring, Cinar Beach is a short drive away. It’s a secluded cove surrounded by forested mountains, with a small creek and a beach bar. You could also take a boat trip from Akyaka to Cleopatra's Beach on nearby Sedir island, where it’s said that Mark Antony brought the golden sand from Egypt. Sedir island also has Hellenic and Roman ruins for you to see, including a beautiful amphitheatre, where olive trees have grown through the stones.
From Akyaka you can take the dolmus (public bus) to Mugla, which has the largest market in the region (every Thursday), drive to the ruined city of Ephesus or the quaint village of Sirince. The ruins from a sculpture school at Aphrodisias are less known but no less impressive. The travertine pools of Pamukkale are also within a day's drive.
Turkey is an eclectic mix of dramatic scenery, amazing food and a deep history. A visit to Turkey almost always inspires comment about the hospitality, maybe because the Turkish people believe a visitor is a gift from God. A trip to Turkey will almost definitely inspire you to return. You’ll be following in the footsteps of many a famous person from ancient history.
The South West coast of Turkey offers the perfect climate for your holiday, boasting over 280 dry days a year and an average June temperature of 28C in Dalyan and Akyaka, with sea temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius.
The Carian’s once ruled this coast and there are lots of signs of their existence, such as rock tombs and the ancient riverside city of Caunos that sits opposite Dalyan.
Modern Dalyan is a small resort on the river’s edge. Tourists enjoy the small wooden boat trips chugging along to the Iztuzu beach, maybe stopping at one of the sulphur mud baths, for a somewhat rudimentary beauty treatment and some one-off photos for the holiday album. The river has a great view of the rock tombs and has much wildlife along the reedbeds. The Istuzu beach is where the endangered loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs. The beach caught international interest in the 80’s when David Bellamy and fellow environmentalist stopped a hotel development. Today it’s a conservation area and at the far end of the beach, there is a turtle rescue centre you can visit.
Dalyan has lots of restaurants, bars and a selection of gift shops. Dalyan has a local market on a Saturday, which has an amazing selection of fruit and vegetables. You should take the opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the water’s edge in nearby Gokbel. Slightly further out is the village of Beyobasi, where you can enjoy a trout meal in a restaurant cooled by the fast running waters, just off of the main Dalaman-Akyaka road.
The Koycegiz lake is at the other end of the river. The small town of Koyceyiz is perched on the side of the lake. The small bazaar gives the idea Koycegiz was once more important than Dalyan, thus probably the best day to visit is Monday when the weekly market is in town. Try one of the restaurants on the edge of the lake for lunch. If you’ve driven, don’t forget to stop at one of the fruit stalls on the road side, plying a healthy mix of orange & pomegranate juice. The Sultaniye Hot Springs sit on the south-west shore the lake. The hot mud pools contain mineral waters that are rich in chloride, sodium, hydrogen sulphide and bromide. There are even rudimentary cabins that some braver souls come to stay & take the waters.
Akyaka sits where the Kadın Azmak river joins the sea. Enjoying a Turkish breakfast or fish lunch at one of the many restaurants it is difficult to imagine anything disturbing the peace. Ducks and geese jostle for bread, fish swim past and bright green reeds wave in the slow-moving water, fed by cooler waters from the mountains above. Favoured by local day trippers from nearby Bodrum and Denizli, who gather on Akyaka’s wide sandy beach with shallow water meaning you can go a way out and the water is only up to your waist.
In recent years, Akyaka has become Turkey’s centre for kitesurfing and you’ll see all the kites in the sky, above the beach on the head of the gulf. There are several schools so if you fancy a go. Contact them beforehand, so you can get booked in as it is particularly popular during the holidays and weekends.
Akyaka is a member of the cultural Cittaslow organisation, recognising its connection with tradition. The local architecture of wooden balconies and white walled houses with terracotta roof tiles, bow thanks to 70’s architect Nail Çakırhan. The coast up from here has lots of small bays where you can swim and sunbathe, just drive through the forest and along the coast road to find them. Akyaka has a local market on Wednesday, or visit the huge very Turkish market in Mugla, which is the administrative centre of the area. In recent years Mugla has expanded as it’s university has gained popularity, but the centre still shows architectural signs of its Italian occupation last century.
For Turks, breakfast is a key meal, and you see family groups enjoying a feast late morning. Other than the riverside restaurants who serve a hearty feast, go to Sakartepe, at the top the mountain has the most amazing panoramic views.
With forest trails – perfect for walking, hiking or mountain biking – alongside plenty of cultural sites and sandy swimming beaches nearby, Akyaka is the ideal family-friendly holiday destination.
Children can have fun splashing about in the villa’s private pool, playing in the shaded gardens or you could head to the town’s wetland conservation area and try to spot heron, bee-eaters and otter.
From Akyaka, you could join a boat trip to popular Cleopatra Beach on Sedir Island, 18km north of Marmaris. Children of any age can go swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear and calm waters and then explore the ancient city of Cedrae with the remnants of the city walls and theatre ruins.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- <1hr to Airport
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Car hire
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
Travelling to Turkey
All British (and most other nationalities) citizens require a full 10 year passport with at least 6 months validity to enter Turkey. You must obtain a visa prior to departure via the following Turkish Government Website. Please refer to the Electronic Visa Application System or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport.
Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Credit cards details may be requested as guarantee|
|Arrival time||Guests are invited to check in from 16:00|
|Departure time||Guests are asked to check out by 10:00|
|Energy costs included?||Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Linen and towels are included in the price of the villa.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||End of stay cleaning is included.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Internet access?||The property has complimentary Wifi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Sorry, smoking is not allowed inside the villa.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that on occasions, in Turkey, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.|
|Other 2||In Turkey the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory. In these cases a bathroom bin is provided.|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation, personal accidents and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Jul 20th 2019 - Sep 15th 2019||£1,035|
|Sep 15th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019||£753|
|Oct 30th 2019 - Mar 19th 2020||£471|
|Mar 19th 2020 - Apr 26th 2020||£471|
|Apr 26th 2020 - Jun 12th 2020||£527|
|Jun 12th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||£1,035|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020||£753|
|Oct 28th 2020 - Jan 20th 2021||£471|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Jul 20th 2019 - Sep 15th 2019||€1,103|
|Sep 15th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019||€802|
|Oct 30th 2019 - Mar 19th 2020||€502|
|Mar 19th 2020 - Apr 26th 2020||€502|
|Apr 26th 2020 - Jun 12th 2020||€562|
|Jun 12th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||€1,103|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020||€802|
|Oct 28th 2020 - Jan 20th 2021||€502|
Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:
|Jul 20th 2019 - Sep 15th 2019||$1,238|
|Sep 15th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019||$901|
|Oct 30th 2019 - Mar 19th 2020||$563|
|Mar 19th 2020 - Apr 26th 2020||$563|
|Apr 26th 2020 - Jun 12th 2020||$631|
|Jun 12th 2020 - Sep 13th 2020||$1,238|
|Sep 13th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020||$901|
|Oct 28th 2020 - Jan 20th 2021||$563|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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