Kaya Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

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Escape from the madding crowd with a stay in this charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage holiday hideaway in the heart of the Turkish countryside. Situated on Kaya Valley Farm, in the village of Kinali, near the ghost town of Kaya, overlooking the Taurus mountains, this one storey cottage will transport you back to the Turkey of days gone by.

The four foot thick stone walls with classic small windows will keep you cool in the hot summer months, and warm in winter. Kaya Cottage is located off the main road, and a has its own private parking spot. There is a traditional flat roof, accessed by external steps, it is the ideal place to enjoy a sundowner overlooking the impressive three thousand metre high Baba Dag mountain. The cottage itself is cosy and bijou, retaining the original two rooms, which have been sympathetically restored. There is a sitting area with two ottoman style sofa beds and lots of books. A wood dining table with six log chairs is a delightful place to entertain indoors. An adjacent kitchen area is fully equipped with all you will need to cater for your holiday, including a fridge freezer, and a hob, grill and microwave. There is a washing machine in the hut in the service yard. Open the French windows from the living area to reveal a paved terrace and the beautiful garden. A hallway leads to a master bedroom which is furnished with a double bed, air-conditioning, and an ensuite bathroom. There is also a separate shower and bathroom. The cottage is decorated to reflect the history of the house, cool neutral creams and beiges blend with traditional Turkish furniture and artefacts.

A mature garden surrounds the cottage, giving it a secluded feel, populated with old trees and in season blossoming plants and flowers. There is a patio dining area with a table and chairs, and a barbeque for some fabulous alfresco entertaining. Whilst a cushioned bench seating spot is perfect for relaxing, there is an egg chair in a little corner for reading a book, and enjoying the peace and quiet of this unique property. There is a small plunge pool in the garden, a great place to relax and chill out under the warmth of the Turkish sun. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, perfect for a small family, a couples’ getaway, anniversary, or a special quiet honeymoon.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Kaya Cottage is in a quiet village, and whilst there is some limited public transport with buses from the main road, it is advisable, but not essential to hire a car for the duration of your stay.
  • The cottage is a restored original village home, the rooms are smaller than average, with low ceilings, this traditional build does make it cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • The property only has one bedroom, however two comfortable ottoman style sofa beds can be found in the living room, most suited for children but they do have proper mattresses.
  • The pool is just a plunge pool, but great to cool off after a day in the sun.
  • Although suitable for children the house and area does have drops, and uneven ground and of course the plunge pool meaning you'll need to keep an eye on them.



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 Coffee Machine All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Kaya Cottage is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage holiday hideaway in the heart of the Turkish countryside. Simply furnished with a nod to the history of Kayakoy.

Interior
- Well equipped simple kitchen
- Living room with two comfortable sofa beds (probably more suited for children to sleep)
- Master bedroom with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom
- Bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Plunge pool
- 2 Sunbeds
- Secluded walled garden
- Patio with dining area
- Sitting area with egg chair
- Traditional Turkish fireplace
- Barbecue
- Roof terrace

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning (master bedroom only)
- Wifi
- Laundry facilities
- Filter coffee machine
- Extra bed
- Off road parking
- Books, Backgammon amd Scrabble

Location

About the surrounding area of Kaya Cottage
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding Boat Trips
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Kaya Cottage is located in the Kaya Valley, in the small village of Kimali, overlooking the ghost town of Kayakoy, and the beautiful Baba Dag mountain. The cottage is an hour’s drive from Dalaman international airport, and is located  between the bustling town of Fethiye, and the tourist destinations of Hisaronu and Olu Deniz, both just fifteen minutes away. The nearest shop is just 300m away and can supply all you will need to cater for your holiday. A short drive to Hisaronu will take you to many supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, and some super souvenir shops too.

Take a trip to the holiday hot spot of Olu Deniz, where you will find one of the world’s best golden sandy beaches, the iconic and much photographed blue lagoon and spit,  lively seashore restaurants and bars, and exclusive shops. From here, you can hop aboard a water taxi to Butterfly Valley, or cross the sea to Gemile Island aka Aya Nikola, a natural protected area that is now an open-air museum. For the thrill seekers, head up the hill and take the cable car to the top of Mount Baba Dag, at almost two thousand metres, you can jump off and paraglide solo or in tandem and land on Olu Deniz beach. For shopping and the city Fethiye is your destination. Fethiye is a smart harbour town with yachts moored the length of the coastline, home to an ancient amphitheatre, historical museum and rock tombs, and an embarkation point for the must-do Twelve Island boat trip. There is a foodie-heaven fish market for a catch of the day fabulous feast, super souvenir shops selling all of your favourite designer brands, and a renowned large local market every Tuesday. A walk around the newly paved coastline will take you to the town and beach of Calis, home to more restaurants and bars, and a local market.

If it’s history you are after, you’ve come to the right place, hike the Lycian Way and take a trip through time. Trace the past with trips to Xanthos, the ancient capital of Lycia, and home to the oldest republic in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover mosaics, amphitheatres, agoras, and an acropolis. Walk the ancient ruins of Patara, the birthplace of St Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus, and lose yourself on its twenty-kilometre sandy beach, and also home to the famous Turkish hatching turtles. Explore the rock tombs of Tlos, carved into the façade of the ancient city ruins, where you will find a necropolis, Roman baths, and an Ottoman Basilica. Head for Letoon to see the mosaic of the goddess Leto, as you wander through the Temple of Apollo. Whilst the honeycomb cliffs of Pinara hosts nine hundred rock tombs and a theatre in verdant setting. In Fethiye you will find ancient sites dating back to two hundred years BC, the Lycian city of Telmessos, and the rock tombs of Amyntas, as well as sarcophagi, and a theatre immediately opposite the harbour, built to hold six thousand spectators, climb to the top for some fabulous sea views. Bring all of this together in the Fethiye Archeological Museum, full of local history, culture, and ephemera, most notably the Trilingual Stele, excavated at Letoon and inscribed with the languages of Lycia, Ancient Greek and Aramaic.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman Airport

(58.9km)

Nearest Village Kayaköy

(2.1km)

Nearest Beach Gemili Plajı

(5.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Kıryaman Büfe Market

(0.6km)

Nearest Restaurant İncir Kayaköy

(1.3km)

Kayakoy

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.

Kids

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

There’s lots for kids to do around the area, especially as the cottage is situated between the holiday destinations of Hisaronu and Olu Deniz, and the busy town of Fethiye. Nearby is the Orka World theme park, recently opened in 2020, where all the family can enjoy a world of water with lots of slides, splash and play pools, a long lazy river, the adrenaline fuelled Rocket, spectacular shows, and cafes and bars. Get your bucket and spade and build sandcastles on the nearby golden sandy beaches of Olu Deniz, with lots of fabulous beach clubs, that give easy access into the calm clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and offer a whole host family-friendly water sport activities.

From Olu Deniz take the boat to Butterfly Valley, hop aboard the water taxi and identify over eighty species of butterflies, as well as other local flora and fauna, late May and June are the best months for maximum spotting. All aboard one of the many boat trips from Fethiye harbour, a family favourite is the Twelve Island trip, or if you are feeling flush charter your own private yacht for a fabulous lazy day at sea. For the dare devils jumping off of Babadag Mountain and paragliding down to Olu Deniz beach is the ultimate thrill, for those not so brave it’s almost as much fun to ride the cable car up the mountain, admire the scenery, and take tea at the top. If under the water is more your thing, there’s the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive, take a PADI diving course, and discover the delights of a different world. There’s a whole host of organised day trips to take to unique and unusual places. Don’t miss a visit to Saklikent Gorge, have fun walking down a fast-flowing river to a cooling waterfall.

Discover Dalyan, where you can wallow in mud baths, then sail down the river past ancient rock tombs to Iztuzu, the famous turtle nesting beach. Get on your horse and ride it at the local pony trekking club. Hire quad bikes and go off-road driving.  Ride the sand dunes and join a jeep safari where you can motor around Mugla, see ancient sites, traditional villages, and local flora and fauna. No stay in Ovacik is complete without a day exploring the local ghost village called Kayakoy, once home to both Greek and Turkish families, it was abandoned in 1922, and is now an open-air museum of the ruins of three hundred homes and two churches and a chapel.

Exercise those little legs with a walk along the Lycian Way, the whole trail would take months to complete, but a short well-worn path will give a flavour of the original Turkey. Some of the path winds around the Kayakoy open air museum. For those after more adventure white water rafting over thirteen cascading kilometres of the Dalaman River may be just the thing for your older kids. After all of that they might be a bit dirty – don’t worry the whole family can enjoy a traditional Turkish bath, get clean with some serious scrubbing and a lot of bubbles, and maybe a mini massage too in one of the local hammams


Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Playground nearby
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Rafting
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers 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 No security deposit is required, however guests would be liable for any damage.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy 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? 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 3 nights.
Changeover day Flexible
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 Air conditioning is only available in the master bedroom.
Other 2 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 3 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.
Pool towels included? No.

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 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £455 £607 £759 £1,062
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £455 £607 £759 £1,062
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 £455 £607 £759 £1,062
Sep 30th 2024 - Mar 24th 2025 £388 £517 £646 £903
Mar 24th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £517 £689 £861 £1,204
Apr 28th 2025 - May 26th 2025 £565 £753 £941 £1,317
May 26th 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 £597 £796 £995 £1,393
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £565 £753 £941 £1,317
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £597 £796 £995 £1,393
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 £565 £753 £941 £1,317
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £517 £689 £861 £1,204

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €501 €668 €835 €1,169
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €501 €668 €835 €1,169
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 €501 €668 €835 €1,169
Sep 30th 2024 - Mar 24th 2025 €427 €569 €711 €995
Mar 24th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €569 €758 €948 €1,326
Apr 28th 2025 - May 26th 2025 €622 €829 €1,037 €1,451
May 26th 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 €658 €877 €1,096 €1,534
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €622 €829 €1,037 €1,451
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €658 €877 €1,096 €1,534
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 €622 €829 €1,037 €1,451
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €569 €758 €948 €1,326

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $537 $716 $895 $1,252
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $537 $716 $895 $1,252
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 30th 2024 $537 $716 $895 $1,252
Sep 30th 2024 - Mar 24th 2025 $457 $610 $762 $1,066
Mar 24th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $610 $813 $1,016 $1,421
Apr 28th 2025 - May 26th 2025 $667 $889 $1,111 $1,554
May 26th 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 $705 $939 $1,174 $1,643
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $667 $889 $1,111 $1,554
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $705 $939 $1,174 $1,643
Sep 1st 2025 - Sep 29th 2025 $667 $889 $1,111 $1,554
Sep 29th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $610 $813 $1,016 $1,421

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.

Owner Profile

Property Name:
Kaya Cottage

Property Owners:
Ali and Tracey

How long have you owned the property?
3 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Passing the goats on the path to the cottage, surrounded by pine covered mountains set the scene for this lovely rural place. Seeing the characterful stone cottage in such a serene setting really struck us. The pretty flowers and shrubs frame the house perfectly. When you enter the garden, you’re surprised with every step to discover hidden corners, different trees. There are some intriguing steps up to the roof wrapped around a beautiful tree and the view from there is breathtaking as you can see the old Ghost Town in Kayaköy.. İnside the cottage you are struck by the gorgeous old wooden ceilings and travertine tiles with whitewashed walls. There are lots of different rooms and some surprising traditional features.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

What we know is that it used to be a small farmhouse with a barn and when it was developed into the cottage it is today, the developers stayed true to the local style and retained as much character and as many original features as possible using traditional stone and wood.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
The sitting room is full of lovely old lamps, screened nooks and crannies and beautiful old wooden architrave. İt really takes you back in time.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
A boat tour of the coves and bays around the cost nearby. There are some small private boats, or the bigger commercial tours, depending on your preference.

Really eat?
İskender kebap and gözleme.

Really see?
Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon)

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? Take your time to explore; sit up on the roof at sunset and marvel at the view. Take a stroll around the area outside the cottage or down the road as you will see goats, chickens, tortoises, geese and you never know what else



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Reviews

  • We had a great holiday and really enjoyed staying in Kaya Cottage!

    on 15/06/2023

    We had a great holiday and really enjoyed staying in Kaya Cottage. For those wanting to have an authentic experience in a characterful Turkish cottage, whilst enjoying the comfort and amenities of home, then Kaya Cottage is a perfect choice. It's an ideal base from which to experience the stunning beauty of Kaya Valley.
    We had a flight delay and didn't arrive until the early hours of the morning. Although we have visited Kaya Valley a number of times, we hadn't stayed in this part of the valley. We had rented a car and were very pleased and relieved to meet Kadir, at the appointed meeting place, in spite of us arriving so late. Kadir who lives next door to Kaya Cottage, looks after the property. He showed us where to park, assisted with our luggage, and gave us a tour of the office. He was available throughout our stay to help if needed. He kept the outside of the cottage immaculate, without being intrusive, and supplied us with cucumbers from the vegetable garden. We were very grateful to have his support if needed.
    When Kadir unlocked the gate to the property, we were delighted to find a pretty garden, planted with bougainvillea, geraniums and trees for shade. There was a range of outdoor seating, including an attractive barbecue area, which had which had comfortable and colourful seating and cushions, and plenty of shade. We enjoyed a sundowner there. There was also an outside table, where we had our breakfast most mornings. Steps led to a plunge pool and sunbeds which were perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. There was also an attractive swing chair in the garden.
    Kadir showed us another area of the garden, where he had planted cucumbers, tomatoes etc and invited us to help ourselves. He also showed us an outdoor room, which housed a washing machine and iron. The best views of the valley, and the ghost village of Kayakoy are from the flat roof, which is accessed by steps from the garden. We were captivated by the views.
    The inside of the cottage is charming and we felt very at home. The kitchen is well equipped and we were left a generous welcome pack of food etc, which we were not anticipating. There was also picnic chairs and a cooler bag, which we were very grateful for on visits to the beach.
    The photos, although good, don't do it justice to the spaciousness and beauty of this cottage. There was an extra bed, in a room between the sitting room and master bedroom, ideal for a close friend or one of the children. The cosy sitting room has lots of character features and a stunning wooden table and chairs. I was also pleased to find a wide range of good books to choose from the book shelf.
    We felt immersed into the culture of the valley as we were living alongside Turkish residents, although we were unaware of their presence, as it was so peaceful and tranquil. We enjoyed the sounds of the chickens and a goat and as our time there progressed, we were delighted to find wild tortoises outside our back gate. We enjoy the hypnotic sound of the call to prayer, which resounds around the valley.
    We kept in contact with the owners of Kaya Cottage and Kadir via a WhatsApp group, which worked well. There is a good internet connection at the cottage. As you can tell from the feedback, we were very impressed with this property, and would love to return. Also we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others, who would like a similar experience.
    Our thanks go Ali, Tracey and Kadir.

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