Villa Emel

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1


Pool Modern Not for little ones

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With magnificent natural surroundings of mountains and trees, this tranquil and unique villa offers the perfect romantic get-away for a couple. Villa Emel is in the beautiful coastal town Akyaka, Mugla. One of nine ‘slow towns’, Akyaka has a slower pace of life and has a lot to offer for those holiday goers who are foodies, in addition to nature lovers. With everything helping to create a romantic and easy atmosphere, you’re certain to have a lovely time.

This picturesque villa fits in flawlessly with the charming Akyaka! This adult-only villa is set over two floors, and despite the minimal décor, it is a stylish and unique holiday home. To create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere, the villa is bright and open, with easy access to all areas of the home. The exposed wood throughout the villa is a beautiful transition from the surrounding nature, and it is consistent throughout. The downstairs consists of a cosy living room, with a fully equipped kitchen at the back. You’ve got a flat-screen television for entertainment and comfortable sofa for relaxing together.

Take the wooden stairs up to the bedroom, and you’ll find a chic and rustic style set up with a master bed and wardrobe. This intimate bedroom offers you a comfortable night’s sleep, and from the large windows, you’ve got splendid views of the surrounding area. The bedroom is open to the rest of the villa, so you have views of the living area.

The garden of the property has been designed to offer you an excellent location for relaxing, exercising and dining, all while being able to admire those beautiful views. With your own private pool, you can both enjoy floating and swimming without the crowds! You additionally have sun loungers near the pool perfect for soaking up the sun and an outdoor dining table set up. Under a covered terrace, there is also an outdoor table and chair set up for you so you can enjoy meals alfresco.

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What you should know…

  • Akyaka can be very popular with Turks from the major cities at weekends and holiday times.
  • The villa can accommodate a third guest with the sofa bed in the living area.
  • There is a minimum stay of 5 nights, increasing to a 7-night minimum during peak seasons.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Satellite TV Not for little ones

The Villa

Villa Emel is a unique holiday home for two, in the area of Akyaka.

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom with outdoor access
- Single bedroom
- Bathroom

First Floor (mezzanine)
- Double bedroom

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Seating area
- Alfresco dining area


About the surrounding area of Villa Emel
Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Akyaka is one of nine Cittaslow accredited ‘Slow Towns’ in Turkey, on the southern Aegean coast. This beautiful town celebrates a slower pace of life, culture, nature and food! For foodies, you’ll find plenty of fish restaurants serving beautiful seafood. You will find other restaurants offering varieties of dishes, so if you tire of seafood, you’ll still find something to try. With various cafés, grabbing a cup of coffee and relaxing together, soaking up the easy atmosphere will be a joy.

If you’re looking for beaches, there are various beaches available including Akyaka Beach, which is a long sandy beach. This public beach is popular even in the off season, and thanks to its shallow waters, it is popular among families as well. A short drive away you’ll find the Cinar Beach Club. It is a secluded beach, although not secret so can get quite busy, but it has sunbeds and a small cafe.

The main attraction of Akyaka is, of course, it’s rural surroundings, the beautiful mountains and forests that surround you are mesmerising. Taking walks through nature can reveal some spectacular views, and you’ll see a variety of animals along the walks and rivers. Check out the Carian Way for local routes. The Azmak Nehri is a beautiful river. It’s crystal clear, with sea life and various birds. You can walk around or book a boat tour and experience this tranquil river. The tour is available at night as well, and this is just as beautiful. Additionally, you can swim in the water which is cold but highly refreshing!

If you want to travel a bit more then you can use the dolmus, public bus, to travel to Mugla which is the province. Mugla has the largest market in the region every Thursday! For those of you who love to explore, you can take a drive to the ruined city of Ephesus, approx 2 hours away. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in the Roman province, Asia Minor. It was once a port city, but when another port city was favoured over Ephesus, it was abandoned
Other places to visit nearby include the ancient sites at Stratonikeia & Caunos, Marmaris, Dalyan to mention a few.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milas-Bodrum Airport

(107 km)

Nearest Village Kuyucak

(8 km)

Nearest Town/City Akyaka

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Akyaka Orman Kampi Restorani

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Akyaka Beach

(4.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Migros Supermarket

(4.5 km)

Akyaka & Dalyan

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. An area surrounded by pine trees, which are believed by locals to clean the air and increase the oxygen levels. The area is favoured by beekeepers for honeymaking and you will see many of the traditional blue beehives, and a few bees, in the area.

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. The area is surrounded by ine


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
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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. UK passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date. For all other passports please visit the Turkish Government Website or the Turkish Consulate for details of whether you require a visa or not.

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 €100 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? The property has complimentary Wi-fi 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Tax Yes, included in rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2021 - Feb 27th 2022 £268 £408 £547 £687 £936
Feb 27th 2022 - May 30th 2022 £474 £721 £968 £1,216 £1,656
May 30th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 £618 £940 £1,263 £1,585 £2,160
Sep 29th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 £474 £721 £968 £1,216 £1,656
Oct 30th 2022 - Jun 9th 2023 £268 £408 £547 £687 £936

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2021 - Feb 27th 2022 €295 €434 €574 €714 €1,030
Feb 27th 2022 - May 30th 2022 €521 €768 €1,016 €1,263 €1,822
May 30th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 €679 €1,002 €1,325 €1,647 €2,377
Sep 29th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 €521 €768 €1,016 €1,263 €1,822
Oct 30th 2022 - Jun 9th 2023 €295 €434 €574 €714 €1,030

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2021 - Feb 27th 2022 $333 $473 $612 $752 $1,163
Feb 27th 2022 - May 30th 2022 $588 $836 $1,083 $1,330 $2,058
May 30th 2022 - Sep 29th 2022 $767 $1,090 $1,412 $1,735 $2,684
Sep 29th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 $588 $836 $1,083 $1,330 $2,058
Oct 30th 2022 - Jun 9th 2023 $333 $473 $612 $752 $1,163

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Wonderful- didn't want to leave

    Posted by MES on 24/09/2020

    We chose the villa after reading positive reviews. We had a wonderful holiday, quiet, peaceful, believe it, we didn't want to leave. The house and the garden are very beautiful, everything has been well thought out. Burak is a wonderful host.

  • Great Owner, Great House

    Posted by KCY on 20/09/2019

    First of all, before the villa,I will talk about the owner of the villa, Burak, he is a very wonderful person.The house was better than I expected, infact everything wash modern and clean, which gave me peace of mind. Despite being in the centre of the forest I did not encounter any insects or anything. I can't see anyone could find something to criticize. I saw many places in the Muğla area in my 4 day stay.

  • Wonderful and Recommended

    Posted by FA on 09/09/2019

    Everything was wonderful. The Host helped us with everything, not just hosting the house. The pool is completely private so you can swim comfortably. It is also easy to reach the villa by car. I can recommend.

  • Perfect Honeymoon

    Posted by TS on 26/08/2019

    We chose it for our honeymoon and we made a good decision. We think that we could not have such a comfortable and special holiday in a hotel. First of all, having a private pool was very good. It has a beautiful view overlooking the valley. House and pool cleaning was very good. As a result, I will definitely we recommend it, and if we are lucky, we will come again

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