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Villa With Private Pool And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Dalyan, Turkey - Peaceful Location, Close To Riverside And Only 5 Mins Walk From Town

This is a luxury, modern 4 bedroom villa, completed to the highest possible standards. The location is excellent - situated in an exclusive development of 5 detached villas, all with private pools and gardens, only 5 minutes walk from central Dalyan. The views are excellent, especially from the balcony as Dalyan is surrounded by hills. The villa has 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, all en suite, and is air conditioned throughout. There is an upstairs TV lounge with access to the balcony. The spacious open-plan living area on the ground floor, opens up on to the garden and pool with wonderful views of the hills and countryside. The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard and there is wi-fi internet access. The lounge and bedrooms have CD players, docking stations, hairdryers and travel plugs provided. This small development, called Palm Garden, is set in its own private walled gardens. There is an outdoor shower, BBQ, gazebo, bar and sun loungers.

Ian Stafford
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Ian Stafford

Ian and Kate Stafford have been married for over 30 years and have 2 daughters. We both initially trained as PE teachers and after spells of teaching in Birmingham and Bristol, we now live in the North-East of England. Kate has recently retired from her job as Assistant Headteacher at a special school and Ian has recently started working freelance, offering training and consultancy services in education, sport and coaching. We both love the life in Dalyan and are looking forward to spending more time there when our current commitments allow. We like the cycling, walking and boat trips down to the beach or across the lake. Also we love how friendly and welcoming the people are. Whether you stay at our villa or not, we hope you visit Dalyan sometime and enjoy it as much as we do.

Ian Stafford purchased this villa in 2006

Why Ian Stafford chose Dalyan

We went on a holiday to stay with friends who had a villa in Dalyan and we loved it so much we decided to buy there. We decided on Villa Harika as it was so close to town but in a quiet location with a great view of the hill on the other side of the river. We can walk into town in 5 minutes but live on a quiet street where we can sit undisturbed in our garden and enjoy the view.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is conveniently situated within a short walking distance from all the main shops, bars and restaurants. Normally people visiting the villa do not need to hire a car unless they want to visit some nearby towns or attractions.

The riverside walk is only 200 metres from the villa, with some lovely restaurants where you can eat by the river and enjoy the views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The holiday was absolutely superb thanks. Your villa was brilliant. Incredibly peaceful relaxing beside the pool and on the balcony surrounded by all the colours in your garden with the views over the orchard on to the hills. W.Anderson 2011

We had a great holiday in your villa and in Dalyan.I think it won't be our last trip to Turkey, and will certainly recommend your villa and Dalyan. The kids are already asking when we are going back! F. Blunt 2012

As usual Dalyan was great. It was our 4th year in a row but for some reason it seemed to go faster than ever. The villa was great again and the money spent on the balcony was well worth it. Enjoyed going by bus to the east of the beach which is very chilled out . Also had a couple of lovely boat trips. Karen is already planning for next year. R. Smith 2011
May 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dalyan in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All 4 bathrooms are en suite and have a shower, WC with integral bidet and storage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds (ground floor) Bedroom 2 with twin beds (ground floor) Bedroom 3 with king size bed (first floor) Bedroom 4 with king size bed (first floor) All have wardrobes, dressing tables and bedside cabinets.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All rooms, apart from upstairs TV lounge, have air- conditioning/heating units. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, that may suit anyone with a mobility problem and 2 upstairs. If any guest needs a travel cot, this can be arranged. Outside: Set in its own lovely private walled gardens planted with trees, flowers and palms. Alongside the outdoor swimming pool is a shower and barbecue. The private 36 square metre pool is all one depth, approximately 1.5 metres. There is a large terrace for sunbathing with 8 sun beds. Pool towels are provided. There is a lovely Turkish style outdoor, shaded seating area next to a bar complete with fridge and sink. Also under the shade there are tables and chairs. Underneath the balcony is an outdoor eating area with 2 large table and 8 chairs. The upstairs balcony has easy chairs, sofas and coffee tables. Utility Room: Under the stairs with automatic washing machine, washing baskets, iron and ironing board as well as hoover and household cleaning equipment. Boiler is here as well as main fuse box. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bathroom and pool towels are provided. A free cleaning service offered per holiday and an additional clean can be arranged as an extra. Other: Upstairs lounge has a TV, DVD and CD players. There is a 3 piece rattan style suite with coffee tables and access to a newly improved balcony with a beautiful, elevated view.


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Villa With Private Pool And Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I couldn't recommend this villa more - I'd give it 10 stars if I could. The villa is beautifully furnished with everything you could wish for.

Great private location, but within walking distance from Dalyan Town Centre.

Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased when someone takes the time to give us feedback on their holiday and our villa as we never ask anyone to do this. It's great that people are still enjoying Dalyan and the villa and to hear that they intend to return. Brilliant news for us and all the people in Dalyan who rely on tourists visiting the town.
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Beautiful villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 'Villa Harika' for one week in June. As soon as we arrived we knew we had made the perfect choice. The villa is large, with 4 ensuite bedrooms, an extremely comfortable downstairs lounge and a TV lounge with balcony upstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped as is the utility room, with all appliances and everything you could possibly need. The villa has a lovely 'homely' feel. Outside the gardens are beautiful and well maintained as is the fantastic swimming pool. The view over the mountains from the pool area is absolutely breathtaking! Although the walk into town (restaurants, shopping etc) is only a matter of minutes, due to the villa's location nights are really peaceful and quiet. Ian and Kate kindly arranged transport from the airport and back again for our return to UK. They also left several necessities in the fridge due to our late arrival which was a great help. We also had a visit from a member of the local management team who asked if all was satisfactory. We cannot wait to return to Villa Harika and cannot recommend it highly enough. Fabulous!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that more people are offering to write a review and particularly gratified to hear that they've had such an enjoyable holiday in our villa. We try hard to continue maintaining and improving the villa each year and it's great to hear that so many other people love holidaying there. We hope that you'll return to Dalyan and we would look forward to welcoming you to Villa Harika anytime.
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is by far the most beautiful I have stayed in and the location is just perfect. The view from the pool area of the mountains was absolutely breathtaking. Everything about the villa is outstanding.Very spacious, beautifully furnished and exceptionally clean. Each room with ensuite makes it quite unique, as I have stayed in other villas with only one room having ensuite, and a communal bathroom for rest of the guests. So this is a big plus point. The attention to detail is perfect, and it is a credit to the owners Ian and Kate for the high standards they provide. The location was ideal, with a short walk to all restaurants and shops, but quiet enough so no noise pollution which was fabulous for relaxation. Dalyan is definitely in my top holiday destinations, with it's beautiful scenery, and is a very clean resort. Really can't wait to visit this villa again next year and would highly recommend to anyone. Anyone visiting Villa Harika will definitely return. Thankyou Ian and Kate for the wonderful opportunity to visit this fabulous place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to receive such feedback. Knowing that people have enjoyed their holiday so much that they then take the time and effort to write a review is really pleasing for us. We do have people returning to Dalyan time and time again as it is such a lovely, friendly and safe town. We are in Dalyan at present, checking the villa at the end of the season and figuring out if any work needs to be done before next summer. We look forward to ensuring another enjoyable summer for anyone arriving in 2015.
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Ticks All the Boxes

  • 5 of 5

This villa is in the perfect location a 4-5 minute stroll from the start of the restaurants and shops. The villa itself is large well laid out and has everything that you need, the rooms are of decent size and the air con works a treat but most importantly for us it is spotless.The villa gets the sun from early in the morning until it goes down so it really is a sun trap, the balcony is massive and the furniture outside has a quality feel and was probably where I spent most of my time in the sun it is a really nice place to chill and soak up the rays.

Top pool, good barbecue and nice cool area to relax.

We always book villas and try and holiday at least 3 times a year but I can honestly say that dealing with Ian was a pleasure nothing is a problem at all.

When we return to Dalyan we will definitely be contacting Ian to book this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to hear when people have had a great time in Dalyan and that they liked the villa. We use the villa a lot ourselves so like to keep it quite homely and it's brilliant when others enjoy it as much as we do. Also, really good to hear that, even with such a choice of lovely places to visit, people would consider revisiting the villa in the future. Thanks very much for such a great review.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent place ! Really feels like home. Kate and Ian have done a great job in decorating their Dalyan home and garden. The house is beautiful, everything is there and the garden and swimming pool are so nice that you never want to leave this place anymore. A real must-go location !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review Koen. We have had mostly people from the UK using the villa and providing good feedback so it's pleasing to hear that your group from Belgium liked it as well. It was also good to know that the additional organisation to fit in with your sailing holiday worked out well. I hope you enjoyed the sailing part of your holiday. Dalyan is a lovely little town to visit and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. If you ever want to come back, you will be more than welcome. Best wishes Ian and Kate
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Iztutzu/Turtle Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Near to the ancient ruined city of Caunos. In Dalyan there are views of the rock tombs at Caunos, lit up at night.

The nearby beach is home to the protected Caretta Caretta sea turtle.

There are jeep safaris, microlight flight, diving and many beautiful boat trips possible from Dalyan. Mud baths, thermal springs and traditional Turkish baths are available.

Other activities include kayaking and canyoning.

The famous ruins at Ephesus can be reached within 2-3 hours.


The nearby beach is accessible by a local mini bus, scooter (15 mins) or bicycle (45 mins). The best option is the popular boat trip that winds along the river through the unusual reed beds. This takes approximately 30 minutes and is well worth the journey.

If you take the boat trip upstream, you arrive at a magnificent freshwater lake within 15 minutes, where there are mudbaths.


Nearest airport is Dalaman.

Car hire is not essential as there are taxis available for the 30 minute drive from the airport to the villa. Travelling around Dalyan itself is easy on foot or on bicycle, but scooters and cars can be hired easily within a short walk from the villa.

The local mini bus service is cheap and frequent.


Central Dalyan is 5 minutes walk. Fethiye is 45 minutes by car. Marmaris is 1 hour 15 mins by car.

Further Details:

Dalyan has a full complement of bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops. There is a bank and post office within walking distance of the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dalyan, Turkey

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Contact owner by email for details.

Changeover Day:
Friday/Saturday preferred.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
January £400
February £400
March £500
April £600
May £800
June £1000
July £1,400
August £1,400
September £1000
October £800
November £400
December £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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