Oleander Cottage

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Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

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Return to nature when you holiday in Oleander Cottage, at the unique concept Yenice Vadi, in the southern province of Mugla, near the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy traditional Turkish life in this beautiful two bedroom villa, with panoramic views of the valley and village below. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to five guests and would be ideal for a small family or group of friends’ sharing. Oleander Cottage is built out of natural wood and local stone, with classic whitewashed walls, and beamed ceilings. The property is set in its own garden with a private swimming pool, surrounded by lush green lawns, and indigenous trees and shrubs. Villa Oleander has dedicated parking spaces and complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The interiors are stylish yet homely, nature has been brought indoors, handcrafted furniture is made from local wood, and the décor is warm and welcoming, using a colour palette of crisp clean white and shades of sea blues. The ambiance is one of light and airy easy living, with floor to ceiling sliding doors that open onto the terrace. The seating area has a baby blue L-shaped sofa, that can be converted into a bed to sleep one guest, an enclosed wood burning fire, and a flat screen smart television. The adjacent kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to cater for your holiday. There are two beautifully-appointed bedrooms either end of the property, one with a king size bed, and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, and the other with twin beds, and a separate bathroom. The terrace has a covered veranda for shade, and is home to easy chairs and swing seats. The step-entry swimming pool is surrounded by wooden sun loungers and carved stone seats. Enjoy eating alfresco at the dining set, where you can feast from the fruit and vegetables you have foraged from the estate’s gardens and greenhouses.

Venice Vadi is arranged around a natural lake, with a central hotel, and back to nature cottages scattered amongst the olive groves. Here you will find farm animals running free, birds and butterflies fluttering by, and organic fruit and vegetables to hand pick from the branch or vine. When you stay at Oleander Cottage you can reap all these bountiful benefits. Start the day with an alfresco Turkish buffet breakfast at the hotel, or spoil yourself and have it served in your room. Lunch and dinner can be taken by the pool or restaurant, but if you’d prefer to cook, then help yourself to the organic fruit and veg grown on site, and in the greenhouses. Yenice Vadi is open all year round, in the cooler months there is an open wood fire to keep you cosy, and the air conditioning can be reverted to warm. Learn to cook dishes Turkish style with their complimentary by-appointment cooking classes. Work off all that healthy eating with a yoga or Pilates class in the dedicated studio, there’s nothing better than doing a sun salutation as the sun rises. Fancy a swim, there’s a beautiful natural lake, with a built-in twenty five metre long freshwater swimming pool, the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, or a cooling afternoon dip. Then sweat it all off in the newly built spa with a traditional Turkish hammam and Finnish style sauna. Be at one with nature with a walk around the grounds, taking note of the seasons, and the scent of the blooms, whilst the bees make the honey.

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What you should know…

  • The cottage can accommodate five, two in each bedroom, and one on the sofa bed in the seating area
  • There are two bathrooms, one ensuite and one shared
  • We recommend hiring a car to make the most of your holiday, and see all the sights there is to see



Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Sauna/Steam Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Cottage

A beautiful two bedroom cottage with private swimming pool and views over the village below.

Interior
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Lounge area with log burner*
- Double bedroom with king sized bed and en-suite
- Twin bedroom with separate bathroom

*The sofa in the lounge can be converted into a bed for a 5th person

Outside Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Deck with sunloungers and swing chair
- Covered seating area
- Outdoor dining area

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-fi
- Flat screen TV
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer
- Highchair (on request)
- Baby cot (on request)

Resort Facilities
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Freshwater swimming pool (25m x 5m)
- Landscaped gardens
- Farm
- Greenhouse (guests are welcome to pick their own vegetables to cook themselves)
- Hamman (additional cost and booking required)
- Sauna (additional cost and booking required)
- Bathrobes and toiletries

Location

About the surrounding area of Oleander Cottage
Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Treehouse is nestled in the valley of Yenice Vadi, a unique back to nature, village life complex, close to Yenice, in the heart of the province of Mugla, near Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Yenice Vadi is equidistant from two international airports, both Dalaman and Bodrum are a one hour fifteen minute drive through the verdant Turkish countryside to your destination.

You can pick your own fruit and veg, and dine in the Yenice Vadi’s restaurant, but if you want more provisions, the small village of Yenice is just a short five minute walk away, with a few mini markets and manavs to cater for your holiday needs.

Locally there’s lots of walks in nature through the indigenous flora and fauna, take a hike up the mountains, or follow trails that will take your through traditional Turkish villages, where you can sample the simple life, sip a glass of apple tea in a shady garden, or sample a gozleme pancake handmade by the ladies of the house. Should you wish to ever leave the idyll that is Yenice Vadi, there’s lot to see and do within a comfortable driving radius. It’s a tale of two destinations when you stay at Yenice Vadi, a thirty minute drive inland will take you to the major town of Mugla for a taste of Turkish commercial life, worth going on a Thursday, when there is a large local market, visit the Graeco-Roman museum full of Ottoman artefacts, before a stroll around the quaint old quarter and get a good scrub at a traditional hammam. Drive thirty minutes south to the coast where you will find the holiday hot spot of Akyaka, where the Azmak River meets the Mediterranean Sea. The pine timbered, fishing village of Akyaka is home to the nearest family-friendly white sandy beaches. Famous for its fabulous cuisine, whilst you are there enjoy eating freshly caught seafood by the seashore, admire the old houses with wooden balconies festooned with flowers, or take a boat trip to the Bay of Gokova, with the Sakova Tepe mountains as a beautiful backdrop.

The major town of Marmaris is just under an hour’s drive, to what was once a tiny fishing village, now home to a thriving tourist industry. Marmaris has a pebbly beach for sunbathing and swimming in the cool clear Mediterranean, a lovely long promenade for a stroll along the sea shore, great scuba diving facilities, brand label shops, bustling markets, a choice of cafes, restaurants and bars, and a very lively nightlife. Further afield the town of Bodrum is a two hour drive away, situated on the south Bozburun coast, boasting the Museum of Mausolus, one of the original seven wonders of the ancient world, and Bodrum Castle founded by the fifteenth century Knights Hospitallers. Bodrum has a natural harbour full of fishing boats and day trip gulets, a marina mooring some of the world’s biggest super yachts, and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Dalyan is a one hour fifteen minute drive away, take a trip down the Cayi River, past the Lycian tombs, and the ancient city of Kaunos, to Iztuzu Beach, home to the famous hatching Caretta Caretta turtles. No holiday to this area of Turkey is complete without a visit to the must-see ancient city of Ephesus, a slightly longer two and a half hour drive, but well worth the journey to see one of the world’s most exceptional historical and fascinating archaeological sites.

Read more about Akyaka

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman

(87km)

Nearest Town Akyaka

(19km)

Nearest Village Yenice

(1.6km)

Nearest Beach Akyaka Beach

(19km)

Nearest Restaurant Kara Dığan

(Walking distance)

Nearest Supermarket Öyküm tavukçuluk

(4.2km)

Akyaka

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 Akyaka, with sea temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius.  

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.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Your kids will just love a holiday at Yenice Vadi, where they can run wild and free in nature, safe within the boundaries of this unique concept. Villa Oleander comes with its own swimming pool and gardens, as well as the communal freshwater swimming area within the lake. Imagine the fun of a pick your own breakfast, whether it’s from the on-site greenhouses, choosing the fruit and veg for their morning platter, or collecting freshly laid eggs from the free roaming hens. Your kids could learn a few life skills helping to looks after the animals, joining in their daily care and cleaning, trying their hand at milking a goat, or even accompanying a shepherd on a walk up the mountains. Your older children could join in the traditional Turkish cookery lessons, or practice their downward dogs at the daily yoga class. Within the vicinity of Yenice Vadi there are lots of walks for little legs, discover the local flora and fauna with a stroll to the village, where they can see daily Turkish life. For your older children the area is surrounded by treks and trails through the almond and fig groves, and pine tree forests, where they can breathe in the fresh air and be at one with nature.

A day trip to Akyaka is a must to see the sea, where the family-friendly white sandy beach is a great place for both adults and children to enjoy some relaxing sunbathing, before swimming and snorkelling in the warm calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst you are in Akyaka, charter a boat and have a lazy day at sea, visit the village of Gokce and pick oranges from the groves, and rent bicycles to go sightseeing. If they prefer four legs, saddle up and ride a pony, and go trekking and horse riding, or take a trip to Cleopatra Island, with its family friendly sandy beaches. For your older children, or adrenaline junkies, there’s canyon climbing and cold water swimming to keep them cool. Children love a day in Dalyan, not only to take a boat trip to see the Caretta Caretta turtles hatching on Iztuzu beach, but to wallow like hippos in the natural mud baths and the smelly sulphur springs of the Sarigerme Valley. Slightly further afield is a two hour drive to Saklikent Gorge, a natural ravine, where you can walk through the cool waters of the flowing river to a wonderful waterfall, under which you can take a cold shower, take a zip wire, and dine Turkish style at a low table on the water.

Nearby is the smaller and much quieter Gizlikent, where you can take a walk in nature down steps and through a stream to a charming waterfall. If it’s history you are after, why not make a day of it with a visit to Tlos too, an impressive ancient Lycian ruins built into the hillside. For fun and frolics head to the tourist town of Marmaris, an hour’s drive away, where you will find family-friendly pebbly beaches, lots of cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops, marinas and museums, and a few fabulous super slides and swimming pools splish splash waterparks too!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you may be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
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.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £15 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal 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.

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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £3,166
May 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £3,166
Apr 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £3,166

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €3,444
May 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €3,444
Apr 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €3,444

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,728
May 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $3,728
Apr 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $3,728

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.

Reviews

  • I would like to stay forever!

    on 14/07/2022

    Well, just WOW. It was just the most wonderful and wholesome weekend. I stayed here for a wedding, and it was MAGICAL. Everything was perfect from the rooms, the views, the pool, the weather! Thank you once again

  • Simply the best!

    on 20/08/2021

    After 3 years with no travel the anticipation for this holiday was huge and I can honestly say that it did not disappoint. The thought and care that has gone into building this oasis is apparent from the moment you arrive.

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