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What Oliver loves…
- Words cannot do justice to the charm of Villa Elmali, this newly built stone cottage style villa is reminiscent of a classic French farmhouse, stylishly decorated with a discerning eye with a Mediterranean touch, yet is as comfortable as your home-from-home.
- The garden with mature fruit trees and well-tendered lawn creates shade and privacy, whilst the mountains make a wonderful backdrop, and the sympathetic structure and surroundings will make you feel at one with nature – you really can escape from it all with a stay at Villa Elmali.
- The villa is a short fifteen minute stroll into the centre of downtown Dalyan, where you will find local stores and supermarkets to stock up on provisions, family-friendly welcoming cafes, bars, and restaurants, and plenty of places to book an excursion or two to see the local sights.
- And if a fifteen minute stroll is too much, the best thing is, local taxis come free with this villa!
You’ll be bowled over with the charm and attention to detail when you stay in the newly built cottage style Villa Elmali. This one storey traditional stone built villa has four double ensuite bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to nine guests, ideal for a large family or friend’s get together holiday.
Surrounded by a lovely garden with a well-manicured lush green lawn, and a smattering of mature fruiting lemon and pomegranate trees, the villa offers relaxation, seclusion, and privacy. Private on-road parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning is included throughout. The villa has been stylishly decorated with a sophisticated neutral palette of subdued contrasting colours against a stark white background, tastefully accessorised with unusual lighting and decorative artefacts. The living area has two comfy sofas, a large soft beige three-seater, and a cool white two-seater, arranged around wooden coffee and side tables, facing a high-definition flat screen television with built-in Digi Turk channels. For those of you who are of a more literary nature there is also a selection of good books and holiday reading materials. An enclosed fireplace will keep you cosy in the cooler months and evenings. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with everything you will need for a happy holiday, including should you so desire, chopsticks, a bread maker, and that obligatory morning coffee Nespresso machine.
All of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, no stairs is a great asset for those with mobility issues. The master bedroom is decorated in classic Mediterranean blues and white, has a large free-standing double bed, shelving units, and an open plan wardrobe to accommodate all of your holiday attire. The adjacent black and white ensuite bathroom is home to two stone basins, a contemporary tiled walk-in shower and WC. French doors open from the master bedroom onto the pool terrace, just right for a few lengths before breakfast. Two further spacious black, grey, and white bedrooms have double beds, side tables and wardrobes with ensuite bathrooms with walk-in showers. The fourth bedroom is a simple wood and white double room, with two twin beds, side tables and a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom.
There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, should you wish to do a wash during your stay. The terrace and gardens are home to a large rectangular ladder entry swimming pool, surrounded by four relaxing sun loungers and four laid back deck chairs. A pergola runs the length of the house, to give shade to a comfortable soft seating area, the perfect place for a relaxed morning coffee, reading the latest best seller, or sipping a sundowner whilst watching the sun set. Also housed in the shade of the pergola is an outside dining area, with a natural wood table and chairs to seat up to eight guests, and a Weber barbeque, ideal for some alfresco entertaining under the twinkling stars.
What you should know…
- Dalyan is situated on a river, and the nearest sea is at Iztuzu beach, which you can get to by boat or the local dolmus bus.
- Dalyan is an all year-round town, holiday makers come for peace and tranquillity, not partying, of which you can find plenty of in Marmaris.
- Chain downpipes run from the gutters, an unusual architectural feature, but it generally shouldn’t be raining during your stay!
Villa Elmali is spacious four-bedroom villa with a boho chic interior throughout. The property is benefits from an elevated position, offering breath-taking Mountain views of Dalyan Cost.
Ground Floor (single story property)
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining table
- Open plan living room with central fireplace
- Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe
- Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
- One twin bedroom with two single beds and an ensuite bathroom
- Utility room
- Office space with desk
- Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth: 1.5)
- Sun loungers and parasol
- Private garden (1600m)
- Covered outdoor dining area
- Covered lounging area
- Cot, travel cot & high chair
Villa Elmali is located within fifteen minutes walking distance into the town of Dalyan, in the province of Mugla, on the Southwest Turkish Turquoise Coast. The villa is a short thirty minute, twenty-five kilometre, drive through the lush Turkish countryside from Dalaman International Airport. The town of Dalyan, which means Fishing Weir, is located betwixt and between the holiday hot spot of Marmaris, and the international town of Fethiye. Dalyan is a lively local town all year round, it is situated on the banks of the reedy River Cayi, with boats going about their business on a daily basis, sauntering past the fascinating Lycian rock tombs and the ancient town of Kaunos to the beautiful Iztuzu Beach, home to the protected loggerhead turtles. A leisurely stroll into town will take you to local shops, supermarkets, welcoming cafes, bars and family-friendly restaurants, many with stunning settings on the river. By night some of the cafes and bars transform into lively low key cool jazz and live music venues.
By day you will be spoilt for choice with things to do and places to see, there is something for everyone of all ages. Most popular and an absolute must-do, is to take a private boat or join a group trip on a leisurely day on the River Cayi. Marvel at the ancient rock tombs of the kings, explore the fourth century BC town of Kaunos, enjoy a traditional Turkish meze lunch aboard, before disembarking at Iztuzu beach. The eco-friendly Iztuzu beach is the home to Caretta Caretta, the protected loggerhead sea turtles, who make their nests here and have become synonymous with local conservation and Dalyan town. The beach is closed at certain times during the hatching season to allow the new born turtles to safely reach the water, it’s a fascinating trip and you’ll be certain of spotting a turtle or two. Nearby is the vast Lake Koycegiz, full of local river and sea fish, spread over five thousand two hundred hectares, it has a number safe sandy beaches and is suitable for swimming with a magnificent mountain view. If it’s lakes you love, take a walk around Sulungur, five kilometres north of Dalyan in the Gokbel Hills, an instagrammable destination for superb sunrise and sunset photos.
Further afield you can follow the Lycian Trail, discovering the flora and fauna of Turkey, with the Taurus mountains as a backdrop. Walk the dramatic coastal scenery footpaths, that will take you to ancient cities and sights. For holiday fun and frolics make your way to Marmaris, an hour and fifteen minute drive will take you to the original fishing village, bustling markets, souvenir shops, buzzing cafes, bars, and restaurants, and a very lively nightlife. In the other direction you will find the cosmopolitan town of Fethiye, with a panoramic harbour, luxury lifestyle shopping, a renowned fish market, where you can enjoy freshly caught local sea food, as well as some ancient tombs and amphitheatres.
Iztuzu Beach 2
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, 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
Villa Elmali has its own private swimming pool, and with no set hours your kids can splash and play all day. Locally there’s the if you only do one thing, you should take a family boat trip down the River Cayi, past the ancient rock tombs and town of Kaunos, before disembarking at Iztuzu beach. Follow the eco trails and watch in wonder at the Caretta Caretta turtles, their mating and hatching habits, and see nature in action. Visit the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Trust, where your children can learn all about her work to save the turtles and preserve the area.
Everyone and we mean everyone, loves a day at Village Sultaniye, home to the Thermal Mud Baths, your kids can get as dirty as they like, as they wallow like bathing hippos before a cleansing shower. A more relaxing day can be had at one of the many beaches of the local Lake Koycegiz, with paved esplanades, surrounded by lush greenery, and welcoming family-friendly facilities. Wear them out with local bike riding tours, an opportunity for some exercise and seeing the local flora, fauna, and traditional villages. For some fantastic family fun time, jump aboard an open top jeep and take a safari around the Turkish countryside and coastline, and some off-road adventures. Venture further afield to nearby Gocek, a short twenty minute drive away, where you will find a luxury superyacht marina, and can climb aboard a traditional gulet for a classic twelve island boat tour.
Discover the ghost town of Kaya, which has been abandoned since 1922, originally a Greek town, now lying in ruins, with houses, schools, and orthodox churches. Follow the running waters of the magnificent Saklikent Gorge to a stunning waterfall, where you can cool off and marvel at mother nature. If that isn’t adventurous enough, they can try their hand at kayaking or white water rafting down the river rapids. Make your way to the oh so fashionable Olu Deniz, where you can enjoy soft sandy spit beaches, with calm, easy entry, sea water swimming, and relaxing sun loungers at one of the many beach clubs. Your children will love the facilities, with some fun in the sun on the sea water sports, not to mention the delicious homemade ice cream they serve all over Olu Deniz. If they are feeling brave, take the cable car up the almost two thousand metre Baba Dag Mountain, where at the top you can either simply enjoy the view, or if they are feeling adventurous, jump off and tandem parasail down back to Olu Deniz beach. After all this activity have some good clean fun with a traditional Turkish Bath, when the whole family can enjoy a classic hammam with a relaxing hot room and a soapy bubbles massage.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Fenced Grounds
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:
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.
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||Credit card details may be required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.|
|Arrival time||4.00 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. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Oct 1st 2022 - May 1st 2023||£2,258|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 16th 2023||£1,505|
|Jun 16th 2023 - Apr 3rd 2024||£2,258|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Oct 1st 2022 - May 1st 2023||€2,412|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 16th 2023||€1,608|
|Jun 16th 2023 - Apr 3rd 2024||€2,412|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Oct 1st 2022 - May 1st 2023||$2,364|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 16th 2023||$1,576|
|Jun 16th 2023 - Apr 3rd 2024||$2,364|
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.
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