OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Stone property, private pool, tranquil location with stunning mountain views



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Villa in Ortakoy, Nr. SeydiKemer, Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey - Rural Location, Perfect For Unwinding And Exploring

A traditional stone property situated on the outskirts of the village of Ortakoy (near Seydikemer and Fethiye) in beautiful countryside. A fabulous opportunity to taste the real Turkey, away from the hustle of busier tourist resorts but with access if required. Ideal for couples or families with children who want to get away from it all. The brick built BBQ and large private swimming pool encourages you to enjoy the outdoor life. There is lots to do in the surrounding area or just simply relax. The property benefits from thick stone walls, which keep it cool in summer and warm in the colder winter months. It has a shaded terrace and plenty of sunbathing areas, the pool gets sunshine the whole day through. The property is surrounded by fields and stunning mountains. The sunsets are fantastic to watch and the mountains turn red! With little light pollution, the stars at night are incredible and it's possible to sit outside with a drink, watching the stars through the telescope provided.

Please note that Kemer was 'upgraded' to full town status in 2013, and is increasingly called Seydikemer.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Summer 2013:

Two weeks was not long enough - we will return purely because it gave us everything we wanted on holiday – style/comfort/peace/Turkish authenticity/uninterrupted views. Aaaah...

We stayed at this fabulous Villa, with 2 small children & can thoroughly recommend it. The property was very well equipped & the pool was excellent & well maintained. We never tired of the glorious views of the mountains... this is rural Turkey at its best.

We cannot praise the Villa enough, with every possible need for the holidaymaker taken care of, even down to things like freezer packs & cool box for the picnic. We have no hesitation in recommending the villa to likeminded visitors, i.e. lovers of traditional Turkish life, food, hospitality and friendliness. We shall return!!

The views of the mountains are breathtaking and the temptation is to do little else other than relax by the pool with a cool drink & a good book. The only down side is that at some stage, you have to go home.
Feb 2008
  • 1 of 1

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


September on Ortakoy

  • 5 of 5

The write up of Mountain View on the OD website is accurate, if anything it does not do it justice, particularly with reference to the locality, which is, quite simply, jaw dropping.

We found the villa to be clean and well equipped. It had everything needed for a short stay, and in our case for a longer stay of one month. We chose to eat in for the majority of the time and bought our provisions locally. We made especially good use of the local markets which sold fantastic fruit and vegetables very cheaply. We ate 3 good meals a day on an average of £10 for the two of us. Although not vegetarians we found that we ate meat less and less as the holiday went on preferring to eat freshly and healthily. Due to the relative remoteness of the villa a car is pretty essential. It means you then have access to the glorious out of the way places which abound in this area. Similarly it is a walkers paradise. We went on daily evening walks around the paths and tracks which abound in the area - always starting and ending at the villa. It is a great way to see the area and marvel at the mountain views which change constantly. You can also decide how far you want to go. We also went further afield and can recommend Oineanda and the Seki Plain, Afkule Monastery (Kayakoy). Both well worth the drive which is an event in itself. Our days were mostly spent around the pool reading and sunbathing, painting, drawing and photographing. Perfect We also did the more touristy things e.g. Tlos, Xanthos, Lettoon, Calis, Fettiye market (Tuesday is best), We ate at Esinti restaurant in Kemer, OK. And at a trout restaurant in Oren which was good value. We can recommend the pancakes in the market at Fettiye, but also suggest making your own using flour straight from the mill in Ortakoy. Delicious!

The weather has been glorious. The majority of the time it has been hot and sunny, but we have also had a couple of storms and a couple of really windy days - apparently typical for September. Perfect for us!

Sarah is a friendly, helpful owner and was always available to assist during our stay. The directions to get here were spot on. The communication before and during our stay we're excellent.

If you are after a get away from it all, rural life in rural Turkey, then Mountain View is perfect - book now! If you are after bright lights, promenades, shops, pubs and clubs, then maybe look elsewhere.

We have had a wonderful time and will always remember our holiday here - highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

This is an ideal location for either just chilling, or for exploring the local area. The rural nature of the property lends itself to fishing, painting, photography and walking. It is also a great base for exploring, 20 min drive to Tlos and Yakapark, 30 min to Saklikent Gorge, 40 mins to Fethiye and the various activities such as boat trips. A number of beaches are within easy reach (Calis, Olu Deniz, Patara, to name just a handful). Many historical sites are also within easy reach. One end of the 500km Lycian Way (long distance footpath) starts at Ovacik. Further afield, Kas (and a trip across to Greece) or swim with the dolphins, or a day trip to Rhodes from Fethiye.


The property is situated within easy distance of what are claimed to be the two best beaches in Turkey, Olu Deniz and Patara. Olu Deniz is a natural lagoon and takes 40 min in the car. Patara beach is an 18km long sandy beach and takes around 45 min to drive. Other beaches within easy reach include: Calis, Gemiler Bay, Kaputas Bay and Katranci Bay. There is also a water park near to Fethiye for kids to enjoy.


The nearest airport is Dalaman, around 1hr 15 mins by road. Directions and a detailed location map are provided. Antalya airport is about a 3 hour drive. Due to its rural location, car hire is recommended. There is local transport in the form of dolmus (buses). These are on a fairly regular basis to local towns such as Oren, Kemer and Fethiye (every 15 mins during summer, every 30 mins in winter).


The property is on the outskirts of Ortakoy (10 minute walk), a small village with a couple of convenience shops and a couple of tea houses (one serving kofte/kebabs with a very helpful owner). A market is held in the square every week selling fresh fruit and veg. (Seydi)Kemer is the nearest town 10km away with restaurants, food shops, (e.g butcher, baker, supermarket). 2 miles away is the tiny hamlet of Oren, famous for its trout restaurants overlooking the river.

Further Details:

The drive to (Seydi)Kemer is through pine forests and views of the beautiful countryside. (Seed)Kemer is a traditional Turkish town, having a town square with shops. It has 2 main restaurants - 1 in a riverside setting and the other elevated on the hillside overlooking the town. Both serve a variety of local dishes and international cuisine. There is a weekly market every Friday where local produce, clothes and souvenirs can be bought. (Seydikemer offers the peaceful living of unspoilt Turkey with the added benefit of being within easy reach of many larger towns and attractions nearby. Other services in Seydikemer include pharmacies, post office, doctor, internet cafe, hospital, children’s play area, a bank/ATM, souvenir shops, florists and general stores. Fethiye is a 40 minutes drive and is a large and busy working town. It boasts a lovely harbour with great restaurants and cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by or play a game of backgammon. Boat trips are plentiful with choice from quiet trips to party boats. The old town has some quaint shops and lanes as well as a Hammam (Turkish bath). Fethiye has two large supermarkets: Migros and Kipa. There is also the famous Tuesday market. Olu Deniz (Dead Sea) is one of the most photographed resorts in Turkey and over the years has probably featured on more holiday brochure covers than anywhere else in the world. It is possible to paraglide from Babadag - the parachuters land at Olü Deniz. There are a wide range of other sights: boat trips from Fethiye, Yakapark, Saklikent Gorge and a variety of archaeological sites - Telmessos (Fethiye Town), Letoon, Pinara, Patara, Xanthos and Cadianda.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 40% deposit is required along with a completed booking form and terms and conditions. The balance is payable 8 weeks before departure along with a refundable security deposit of £150.

On arrival, the drive to the property takes you pass little stores / supermarket where provisions can be picked up. Alternatively a welcome pack can be arranged (for a small fee).

We work with a local person who is able to arrange transfers from the airports / car hire. Please ask when making an enquiry.

Changeover Day:
There is no particular change-over day.

Notes on prices:
A 40% deposit is required along with your signed booking form and terms and conditions (both sent to you by email). The balance is payable 8 weeks before departure along with a refundable security deposit of £150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Enter your travel dates
Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom with wc, shower and sink. Second bathroom with WC, shower and sink. Both bathrooms have been renovated winter 2013 / 2014 to achieve the standard that we wish to set for the property.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: double bed, double aspect (including French doors leading to the terrace and swimming pool), air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: double bed, double aspect, air conditioning.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We have sought to make the property a home from home and equipped with all the necessities and, in addition, some extras, e.g. air-conditioning, hair-dryers, a selection of CDs, DVDs, books and board games. Similarly, we have endeavored to make the property welcoming for people of all ages. The pool is a typical Turkish built one and does not have a shallow-end. The property is rural, being on the outskirts of a small village, with Seydikemer being the nearest town, circa 10 km away. There is a Dolmus service which some guests have enjoyed using, but for those who wish to explore the area, car hire is strongly recommended. A detailed information pack is provided in the property, containing information about local sights, along with guide books, maps and a Turkish / English dictionary. A Turkish mobile phone is available on request. Internet is available via a wireless SIM gizmo; suitable for iPads as well as laptops and tablets. Outside: Outside of the property there is a brick built BBQ and a large patio area, which gets the sun throughout the day. There is also a covered terrace with table and bench / chairs for outdoor dining. There is a second table and chairs with a parasol, for those who can't get enough of the sun or to use when the sun sets and the evening cools down. Loungers and parasols are provided. The private swimming pool is approx 45sq.m. During the cooler months the pool is decommissioned - please contact the owners for further information. The property is sited in about half an acre of land and is not over-looked. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before arrival and fresh linen and bathroom towels are supplied. It is possible to arrange for supplementary cleaning for an additional payment. Other: Shed; containing a few items for use in the pool, e.g. inflatable balls. There are fruit trees growing in the grounds (white mulberry, peach, lemon, etc). If you're staying whilst they're fruiting please do pick what you wish.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot