Karatavuk Cottage

Like it? Add to favourites to compare and share
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Recommended Pool
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic


Book your 2024 holiday by 29th February and receive a welcome gift, double your Holiday Credit and a Go Beyond charity donation. See full details here

Characterful three-bedroom Karatavuk Cottage is a hillside haven, surrounded by lush greenery, near Kayaköy in south-west Turkey. Tucked away in the rural countryside, it boasts spectacular views over the valley and the famous abandoned Greek village below. Mediterranean features abound, from the rustic stone walls to the brick-red terracotta tile roof and colourfully patterned Kilim rugs.

Inside, the large open-plan living space has natural wood underfoot and a mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings, including a TV and CD player and two cosy sofas dotted with cushions. The walls are whitewashed for a light feel, while the vibrant fabrics add a playful pop of colour. For a real home-from-home experience, there’s a bright, modern kitchen equipped with an oven, fridge and dishwasher. There’s also a utility room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The villa is set over two beautiful floors, and all the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and cooling air conditioning. Perfect for families, friends and couples alike, choose from the master with a king-size bed, second bedroom with a king bed or the third room with two single beds. All rooms are equally seductive, stylish and roomy, and have plenty of space for storing your holiday wardrobe.

Stepping outside, you’ll find a lovely patio dotted with potted plants and a table and chairs under cover for al fresco dining. The private swimming pool has panoramic views of the mountains and several cushioned sun loungers and umbrellas for a relaxing afternoon basking in the sun or chilling in the shade. A high stone wall, alongside trees and flowers, ensure the villa is entirely private.

While the days away on the roof terrace, soaking in the peaceful ambience on a wicker or bean bag chair, or you can explore the local surrounds. There are characteristic local restaurants and access to public transport (the Dolmus bus) 60 metres from the villa. The nearest sandy beach is also only 4km, and you’re within walking distance of the ghost village of Kayaköy with plenty of serene walking routes.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The villa is set over two floors, however there’s a bedroom with two single beds on the ground floor to make life easier for those with limited mobility.
  • Surrounded by greenery and a stone wall, it’s secluded and private. However, you’re only a short walk from restaurants, a market and Kayaköy ghost village. Fethiye is a short drive or dolmus ride away with more restaurants, shops and cultural sites.
  • It’s on a slight incline so harder walking back. Also, take a torch we found it useful when getting home in the dark.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD

Ground floor
- Fully fitted modern kitchen
- Open-plan living room patio doors to the pool terrace
- Dining Table and stools
- Utility room
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Large queen bedroom, en-suite shower room,  access to balcony.
- Large king bedroom, en-suite shower room,  access to balcony.

- Pool
- Sunbeds
- Umbrellas


- Oven
- Fridge/freezer
- Hob
- Dishwasher
- Toaster
- Kettle
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board
- Clothes airer
- A welcome hamper is provided on arrival


About the surrounding area of Karatavuk Cottage
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding Boat Trips
Loading map

Fethiye, in the Muğla province in southwestern Turkey, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean due to its lush vegetation and soft sandy beaches. It’s a charming place where yachts and cocktails cohabit happily with quaint winding streets. Karatavuk Cottage is in rural and sleepy Kayaköy, 8km south of Fethiye, where there’s a famous abandoned Greek village.

Nestled in the mountains and overlooking Kaya Valley, it’s an idyllic spot where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Head to the atmospheric ghost village – the inspiration for Louis De Bernier’s ‘Birds without Wings’, novel – and explore the ruined buildings, or visit one of the local restaurants to try a Turkish delicacy like Menemen, scrambled eggs cooked in sautéed vegetables.

You’ll also enjoy a serene and bohemian atmosphere, and if you enjoy walking, there are plenty of routes. Stroll under the canopy of trees and check out Lycian Way – a series of paths from Kayaköy ghost village to remote beaches like Cold Water Bay (a family-friendly coastline with turquoise swimming waters and a sandy shoreline) – or cultural sites like Afkule (around 4km away). They’re monastery ruins dramatically perched on cliff ledges above the Aegean Sea.

In livelier Fethiye Town to the north, visit ancient rock tombs such as the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, carved into the mountains. For foodies, there’s a fish market and other markets that sell everything from rugs to fresh produce. You can sample delicious gözleme (thin dough crepes) here and then visit one of the Turkish Baths for a relaxing treat.

Read more about Kayakoy

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Kayakoy centre


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Local market


Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Beach Gemiler


Nearest Town/City Fethiye


Nearest Town/City Hisaronu - supermarkets, restaurants, bars


Nearest Beach Olu Deniz



The "Ghost Town" of Kayaköy was once inhabited by a substantial Greek Orthodox Christian; Artisans who left for Greece in the populations exchange 1923. Many of the old stone houses have been brought back to life and the village is again alive. There is a bohemian feel and a mix of restaurants cater for those enjoying the healthy village air. The cute beach at Gemiler is the closest place for sea swimming here. The area was the inspiration for Louis de Bernieres’ novel Birds Without Wings. Whilst here do try the local Gozleme pancakes.

Local days out include the resort of Gocek along the coast, Tlos ancient site and the Saklikent Gorge. Slightly further afield are Dalyan or going south, Patara for its sandy beach and ruins.


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

With a private swimming pool area, three spacious bedrooms, and an ideal location nestled in the rural south Turkish countryside, Karatavuk Cottage is an ideal choice for older families. Due to the traditional design we'd not recommend it for toddlers and younger children, as there are quite a few drops.  

The villa is a short walk from the famous Kayaköy ghost village where you can enjoy exploring the ruined Greek buildings. There are also plenty of walking and hiking routes that take you through olive groves, orchards and quiet lanes lined with authentic stone cottages.

Fethiye town is a short drive where you’ll find family-friendly restaurants and more cultural sites. From there, you can jump on a boat to Ölüdeniz lagoon. It’s a beautiful sandy stretch of shore that has calm waters – ideal for swimmers – and water sports opportunities, such as paddle boats. The famed beach is also a protected national park (Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı), and there are also a couple of waterparks in the area for a fun day out too.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD


Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack Included

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

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!

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time Check in 16:00 onwards
Departure time Checkout time is 10:00 or earlier
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.
Energy costs included? Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental charge.
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.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay clean is included in the price.
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 3 The property is not suitable for younger children due to the natural drops and design.
Security deposit £400 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights

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 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,434
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,864
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,150
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,864
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £1,577
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £1,434
Jan 4th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,434
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £1,864
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £2,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,560
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,028
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,340
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,028
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €1,716
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €1,560
Jan 4th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €1,560
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €2,028
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €2,340

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,692
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,199
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,537
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,199
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $1,861
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $1,692
Jan 4th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $1,692
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $2,199
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $2,537

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.


  • Villa is lovely!

    on 26/08/2023

    Villa is lovely, facilities as advertised. All settled in and enjoying the warm weather. Local shops have pretty much anything you need and reasonable prices.

  • Comfortable Villa

    on 07/08/2019

    Well decorated and comfortably furnished Villa, in beautiful countryside. Pool and rooftop terrace real bonuses. Plenty of nearby places (car needed for some) to visit such as Tlos (3000yr old city), Saklikent Gorge ( 40 mins from Fethiye), Ölüdeniz beach and of course Kayaköy deserted town. Baris ( local contact ) was v. amenable and helpful in resolving any issues.

  • Beautiful Villa

    on 14/05/2018

    The villa is spacious with a lovely mixture of traditional and modern decor. The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to stargaze in the evenings and the views from up here across the valley are stunning! There is plenty to do in the area...lots of lovely local restaurants and further afield Fethiye is great for shopping, eating out or a walk around the harbour. Karatavuk Cottage has WiFi...essential for two teenage boys and the pool is lovely and refreshing! Can't wait to go back!

  • Excellent Villa, Stunning Views

    on 08/04/2018

    The whole experience was excellent. The villa is an easy drive from the airport and we were met by Vicky despite the lateness of arrival. The villa of high quality, comfortably furnished with the most spectacular views over the valley. Lots of lovely restaurants, beaches, walking, boat trips, markets and cafés all within a short drive or bus ride of the villa. It's really well equipped and the wifi is a bonus but we spent most of our holiday out and about. Peaceful evenings watching the sunset from the roof terrace were the perfect end to the day! If you want a quiet base I thoroughly recommend Karatavuk Cottage!

  • Excellent Villa in Charming Valley

    on 14/10/2017

    I spent a week at this excellent holiday accommodation situated near the centre of Kayakoy earlier this year. My friend and I used the villa as a base for cycling, and we found that there are plenty of interesting 'off road' and 'on road' routes that can be explored within reasonable distance of the location. The villa itself has a well equipped kitchen, light and airy bedrooms with en suite facilities (including lots of hot water for the showers) and a swimming pool, just what was needed for relaxing after a day in the saddle!
    All in all a really enjoyable holiday.

Please select
Please select
Best Price Guaranteed
Was £7236
Save £1000
No hidden extras!
Book Now

Need to check with your party?

Reserve today and if for any reason you change your mind in the next 48 hours you'll get a 100% refund, no questions asked!


Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar.

Similar Properties