Villa Rustem

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Four-bedroom Villa Rustem is a 300-year-old Turkish farmhouse that has been beautifully restored with fresh, modern interiors. It still retains its authentic charm with original features like stone walls and rustic wooden beams. With its breath-taking views over Kaya valley and Kayakoy ghost village, large private swimming pool an abundance of inviting spots for relaxing, it’s holidaying at its best.

All the rooms are bright and airy, with whitewashed walls and natural décors, such as light wooden floors and cream-coloured linen. The four charming bedrooms each have a balcony looking out towards the lush, green surroundings and en-suite shower rooms for your utmost comfort. There’s also a marble reception hall and a comfortable lounge with glass doors showcasing the vistas.

Tastefully designed for a self-catering stay, Villa Rustem has a fully-equipped kitchen with marble worktops and an island for extra space. Amenities include a dishwasher, a microwave and a washing machine. There’s also a sitting room with comfortable sofas and a traditional Turkish fireplace cut into the stone, alongside a private terrace off the king-size bedroom for enjoying the magnificent mountains.

Outside, the turquoise glass mosaic infinity pool is the star of the show, and backs onto the mountains. It’s surrounded by an extensive paved space, dotted with sun loungers and chairs and provides the perfect spot for lounging in the sun or the shade. You’ll also find a shaded area, under which sits a dining table – ideal for taking your morning coffee with the peaceful atmosphere.

Villa Rustem nestles into its surroundings, and if you look closely, you might see eagles hunting or hear the tinkering of goat bells while they nibble on the wild sage. The lovely valley is an oasis and if you’d like to go exploring, it isn’t far from Fethiye town and the stunning Ölüdeniz lagoon.

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What you should know…

  • It’s secluded and private. However, you’re only a short walk from Kayakoy Ghost Town and are within driving distance of Fethiye port town with restaurants, shops and cultural sites. You can also travel 20 mins by car to the fabulous Blue Lagoon at Olu Deniz.
  • It’s on a slight incline so it’s easier getting to the village than it is getting back.  

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite

- Sitting room with log burner
- Fully fitted kitchen
- King sized bed with ensuite shower room,k sitting area
 -King sized bed with dressing room, ensuite shower room and private terrace
- Double with ensuite shower room, terrace
- Twin room with ensuite shower rooms and terrace
- WC

Roof terrace:
- Barbecue
- Sunloungers
- Pergola
- Infinity Pool, 6m x 11mwith steps
- Utility room, drinks fridge

- Airconditioning
- Internet
- Fireplace
- Dishwasher
- Washing Machine
- TV and local satellite
- Hairdryer
- Iron & board
- Microwave
- Toaster
- A welcome hamper is provided on arrival


About the surrounding area of Villa Rustem
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Rustem is near the ghost village of Kayaköy, 8km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. Nestled in the mountains and overlooking Kaya Valley, it’s a quiet spot and is an ideal place to go walking or hiking. From the villa, it’s a short walk to this atmospheric abandoned village, the inspiration for Louis De Bernier’s ‘Birds without Wings’, novel. In the local area, you’ll also enjoy a peaceful and bohemian atmosphere, and there are traditional restaurants and shops nearby.

In Fethiye Town to the north, you can visit ancient rock tombs such as the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, which are magnificently carved into the mountains. For foodies, there’s a fish market and other markets that sell everything from homemade rugs to fresh produce. You can sample the local delicacy – delicious gözleme (thin dough crepes) – or visit a Turkish Bath for a relaxing treat.

If you enjoy walking, you can use the Lycian Way. It’s a series of paths from Kayakoy Ghost Town to remote beaches like Cold Water Bay (around 5.5km away). The bay is family-friendly with turquoise swimming waters and a sandy shoreline. The paths also go to the monastery ruins of Afkule (around 4km away), which are dramatically perched on cliff ledges above the Aegean Sea.
For fun family-friendly day trips, near-shore islands by boat beckon. There’s the turquoise lagoon at Ölüdeniz, which is a prime swimming and water sports spot due to its crystal-clear and calm waters. You can also visit Butterfly Valley (about 24km from Fethiye) – a serene nature reserve that’s home to diverse butterfly species. Further afield you’ll find the Lycian site of Tlos and Saklikent Gorge.

Local Amenities
Nearest Restaurant Various- Kayakoy


Nearest Town/City Hisaronu - Restaurants, bars, supermarkets


Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Town/City Fethiye


Nearest Beach Gemiler


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 and large terrace area with shaded playing spots, Villa Rustem is an ideal villa for families. It’s nestled in the countryside and provides ample opportunity to go exploring.

The villa is a short walk from the popular Kayakoy Ghost Town where children (young and old) 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 young swimmers – and water sports opportunities, such as paddle boats. The famed 'Lagoon', beach is a protected national park (Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı) that you can pay to enter. There are also a couple of waterparks in the area for a fun day out too.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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


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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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

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. You must obtain a visa prior to departure via the following Turkish Government Website. Please refer to the Electronic Visa Application System or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport.
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.

Arrival time Check in 16:00 onwards
Departure time Checkout time is 10:00 or earlier
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.
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.
Smoking Allowed? Sorry, smoking is not allowed inside the villa.
Security deposit £150 to be paid in cash, upon arrival
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £1,219
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 £932
Dec 31st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 £1,075
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £1,075
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,219
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £1,649
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £2,222
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 £1,792
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £1,219
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 £932
Dec 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 £1,075
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 £1,075

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €1,350
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 €1,032
Dec 31st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 €1,191
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,191
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €1,350
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €1,826
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €2,461
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 €1,985
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €1,350
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 €1,032
Dec 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 €1,191
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 €1,191

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $1,507
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 $1,152
Dec 31st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 $1,330
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,330
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $1,507
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $2,038
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $2,747
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 $2,216
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $1,507
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 $1,152
Dec 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 $1,330
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 $1,330

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Paradise

    Posted by TA on 16/06/2018

    We brought our family here having stayed in the smaller villa next door on our own in the past. Everybody was delighted with the amazing accommodation and location. It is truly a little piece of paradise and so peaceful in comparison to nearby Hisaronu and Olu Deniz but both these places are near enough to get to for shops and restaurants. We hired a car for ease of getting out and about but it's not necessary. Baris organised our transfers, took us food shopping when we arrived and offered advice on eating out etc he is so helpful. The village of Kayakoy is beautiful and the restaurants there are well worth visiting. Some of them will even give you a free lift to and from. A perfect holiday. Can't wait to return.

  • We all loved it

    Posted by KD on 30/05/2018

    I returned last night from this wonderful home. I travelled with 5 girl friends - the house was perfect for us and owner Baris - is an amazing host, nothing is too much trouble. The house is about 20 mins walk from Kayakoy village with a small shop and restaurants. Every bedroom has its own bathroom - all individually decorated. All bedrooms also have a small balcony. The wildlife around from tortoises, goats and sheep, dragon flys and birds there is always something to look at.

    The house is superbly equipped, plenty to cook with including bbq. The pool is just fantastic and the view even more stunning than the photos.

    We have all truly fallen in love with the house and with a few more big birthdays coming up I think we will be back! Thank you for the memories so far Villa Rustem.

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