Villa Rustem

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Four-bedroom Villa Rustem is a 300-year-old Turkish farmhouse that has been beautifully restored with fresh, modern interiors. It retains its authentic charm with original features like stone walls and rustic wooden beams. With its breathtaking 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.

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 show's star and backs onto the mountains. It’s surrounded by a vast 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 a 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 explore, it isn’t far from Fethiye town and the stunning Ölüdeniz lagoon.

Oliver Approved

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.  

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 Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV DVD

The Villa

Sleeping 8 Villa Rustem has wonderful character, with a wink to Turkey of the last century

- Sitting room with log burner
- Fully fitted kitchen
- King sized bed with ensuite shower room, 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

Additional Facilities
- 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 Paragliding Boat Trips
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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.

Read more about Kayakoy

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • 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

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 £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 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,150
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,867
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £4,300
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £3,297
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,150
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £1,434
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 £1,204
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,434
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,434
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £2,150
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £2,867
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £4,300
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £3,297
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 £2,150
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £1,434

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,351
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,134
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €4,701
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,604
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €2,351
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €1,567
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 €1,317
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,567
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,567
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,351
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €3,134
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €4,701
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €3,604
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 €2,351
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €1,567

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,545
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $3,393
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $5,089
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,901
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $2,545
Nov 1st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $1,697
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 $1,425
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 $1,697
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $1,697
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,545
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $3,393
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $5,089
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $3,901
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 $2,545
Oct 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $1,697

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.


  • Beautiful!

    on 15/09/2023

    The villa was beautiful, and beautifully furnished. There were only 3 of us but it would be perfect for up to 8. All the rooms had really private balconies and stunning en-suites, so would be perfect for 2 families or a group of friends. The pool was the highlight, warm well into the evening and with the most incredible view. Oh, and the fig trees - what a treat! Kayakoy is a lovely quiet village with nice restaurants and an interesting walk through the old ghost village. But it was near enough to the far more touristy Oludinez with loads of things to do, and close to Fethiye as well. The host could not have been more kind or helpful and you sorted out any issues really quickly. Thank you - we felt so welcome from the moment we booked.

  • I highly recommend Villa Rustem!

    on 02/07/2023

    I highly recommend Villa Rustem. The house is beautiful - very spacious, comfortable and equipped with everything you need. The pool and the views are amazing. Baris is the perfect host - very helpful and very responsive but always respectful and unintrusive. He went out of his way to make a birthday special.

  • Beautiful!

    on 10/06/2023

    Villa Rustem was as beautiful as shown in the pictures. The infinity pool (which was also heated at night) was incredible to swim in and enjoy the stunning scenery.The host was incredibly accommodating, from giving us local recommendations to booking all our taxi services, we cannot thank enough him for his amazing hospitality.

  • Exceeded all expectations!

    on 06/05/2023

    Villa Rustem exceeded all expectations, it’s beautiful, and Baris is the perfect host, nothing was too much trouble. The villa has so much charm and character and every attention to detail has been given. It has all the facilities you could want from a holiday home. The living space and furnishings are lovely but it’s the outside area with its amazing views, pool and seating areas that makes this place extra special. Kayakoy is beautiful, lots of lovely walks and restaurants and a short taxi ride to the coast. We feel really privileged to have had the opportunity to stay here and hope to return.

  • Paradise

    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

    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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