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Two Semi-detached Villas with Private Pool only 4km from Beach and Resort Centre

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool


About the property

Two Villas in Gokova, Nr. Akyaka, Aegean Region, Turkey - Villas are situated in a quiet peaceful Village Location

Two 3 bed semi detached traditional stone built villas, both offering spacious terraces, and a large private pool. The property is surrounded by a beautiful stone wall with cast iron gates and a built-in BBQ. They are situated in a quiet rural village location in Gokova with stunning backdrop scenery. The local bakery is almost on your doorstep and the main street offers a few mini supermarkets. Also, every Saturday, Gokova holds a market which is abundant with locally grown fruit and veg, cheeses and meats etc, where you can stock up for your stay. The resort centre of Akyaka is approx 4km which can easily be reached by a local frequent bus service. Akyaka is a small resort with plenty bars and restaurants and a beautiful beach with various water sports, boat trips and fishing on offer. There are three very famous fish restaurants en-route to Akyaka that would be well worth a visit. The villas are approx 1 hour from Dalaman airport and 25mins from the busier resort of Marmaris.

Norma Tamburro
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About Norma Tamburro

My husband Cosmo and I along with Friends Fiona and John built the two villas in 2005, we are all from Edinburgh.

Cosmo & I have 3 daughters, John also has 3 daughters & Fiona has two sons, all of our grown up children love coming on holiday to the villas.

We built the villas in 2005 with the help of our very good Turkish friend "Suleyman" who found us the plot of land in the most friendly village of Gokova.

Suleyman is from the nearby village of Yerkesik with his lovely wife Kubra & sons Honor & Bekir.

We visit Gokova at least three times a year and have got to know many of the locals very well, including Remzi & his wife Muge who run the local Gokova Park just around the corner from us.

The idyllic beach resort of Akyaka is just a short distance from Gokova, alongside the Azmak ri

Norma Tamburro purchased this villa in 2005

Why Norma Tamburro chose Turkey

We bought our plot of land in because it is right in the centre of the lovely rural village of Gokova.

We have had the privilege of meeting and making some amazing lifelong friends from this village. Their way of life is so different from ours, and the people here can't do enough for you. They are extremely loyal and very trustworthy.

We also have the advantage of being close by to the beautiful beach resort of Akyaka, alongside the idyllic Azmak river hosting their famous fish restaurants.

should we fancy some designer shopping or livelier nights out we are only a 20minute car journey to the busier holiday resorts of Marmaris or Icmeler.

Dalaman airport is just under an hour from the villas.

So all in all we feel this is the perfect location to have chosen for our home in Tur

What makes this villa unique

We are in a small village and have a local bakery on our doorstep along with a few small local shops for everyday needs.

Gokova also hosts a large Saturday market abundant with locally home grown produce, people come from all over to visit the market. It is certainly something to see.

There is a local bus service just a few hundred yards from the villas in the main square with buses running to Akyaka and the famous university town of Mugla every two hours.

So although it may be an advantage to you to hire a car it is not a necessity.

Gokova also has one if the most amazing mosques in the Gokova region.

The quietness and peacefulness of the location of the villas just enhances your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Graham Family-Just booked for our 5th time, its like home from home with the experience of living in a 'real' turkish village. We love it and all my family have been as we have had both villa's on more than one occasion sharing with family and friends of all ages. People are so kind and friendly, the villa had everyhting you need and is clean and fresh. Can't wait to get back there next year ??

Hogg Family - I would highly recommend Tamson villas. Very well equipped, decorated and maintained to very high standards. We had a lovely summer family holiday in Gökova with our friends. The swimming pool is a perfect size and kept very clean. Staying in Gökova gives you a true sense of a traditional non touristy Turkish village. The local market is well worth a visit and we made use of the BBQ at the villa to cook local produce. A short bus ride away is Akyaka with beach and some lovely restaurants to choose from. We found the Turkish people very friendly and helpful.
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gökova Belediyesi in Ula

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villas are well suited for children as there is a small park situated just around the corner, ideal for younger children. There is also Turkish Pide place in the main street which is excellent for carry out Turkish Pide's. Both villas are equipped with iron and ironing board, clothes horse, kettle, full cutlery and crockery for 12 persons. There is also an immersion switch upstairs in the landing area should you require any further hot water supply for showers. Spare linen, bath and hand towels. Outside: The terrace areas include a large table each and seating for 10 persons and an external power socket. There are large patio areas surrounding the pool which is mostly south facing so enjoys the sun from early morning until early evening, the terrace areas keep mostly in the shade which is ideal for eating, there are also shaded areas to the rear of the properties. The villas are equipped with 12 sun loungers with mattresses, 4 parasols and 4 small side tables. The pool is approx 8m x 5m with steps at either side for access and is only shared by the 2 villas. The BBQ is built into the stone wall and to the rear of the properties there are two hammocks fitted. The villas and the pool area are all lit up at night. The water is solar heated, as is most Turkish properties. The properties also have a couple of lemon trees, a pebbled area to the rear and have flowers and shrubs surrounding the edges at the stone wall that are very colourful. The pool is cleaned twice a day.


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Two Semi-detached Villas with Private Pool only 4km from Beach and Resort Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful villa, in a perfect tranquil location, ideal for families or large groups.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday in tamson villas, there were ten of us celebrating a 60th birthday & it was perfect for us. Set in a rural Turkish village where the locals are so friendly & cant do enough for you. The idillic resort of Akyaka was only a 45minute lovely walk or a short 15minute bus ride. Akyaka has a beautiful beach, offering plenty water sports, boat trips and many bars and restaurants. Also there are fantastic fish restaurants along the river en route to the Beach. The villa itself has a large pool and lovely Terrace area and BBQ it has everything you need, shops are just a 2 minute walk and an amazing bustling Saturday market with loads of home produced fruit and veg. Remzi runs a park just beside the villa and does the best food, and the cheapest! He is also there to taxi you whenever you need him and speaks perfect English. Resorts of marmaris and icmeler are a 30mins bus ride from the villas,. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family stayed at this villa last August for two weeks.The villa was magnificent and whatever you needed was sorted out.Everywhere was very clean, one man was coming to clean the pool early in the every morning the neighbors were very polite and helpful I have to say special Thanks to Remzi and his family every year l use this web site to rent a villa only this villa and holiday was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
29 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres


Akyaka beach is approx 5km, there is a local bus service which takes approx 10/15 mins or 10 mins by car or taxi. The beach is fairly small with lovely soft sand, the water is shallow for a long stretch, so very safe for children, it is constantly being cleaned and there are various water sports available, ie wind surfing, kite surfing, pedalos. There are boat and fishing trips on offer and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the front of the esplanade.


Dalaman airport is approximately an hour from the villas, it is a very straight road and the villas are very easy to locate, airport transfers can be arranged. Car hire is an option but not essential, as there is an excellent very cheap bus service in the area. Taxis are available and not too expensive either.


Marmaris is approx 1/2 an hour from Gokova and Icmeler is a further 10 mins from Marmaris, both offer a huge market and have an abundance of shops, so for those of you who want to shop for bags, belts, designer label clothes, these places would be well worth a visit. Marmaris has a beautiful marina with plentiful eating places, and has a couple of water parks. Marmaris also has popular nightlife area for the people who are looking for a livelier night out in Bar Street or Long Beach.

Further Details:

Local shops in Gokova cater for everyday needs but only accept Turkish lira. Fruit and veg is better bought at the Saturday market. There is a post office in Gokova that is open daily and can change your money for you. Akyaka has ATM machines but most of the restaurants will accept English notes and also change money for you at the going rate. Buses and taxis will only accept Turkish Lira but some stalls at the market and clothes shops will accept English notes. One of the Fish restaurants called 'Halil' will come to the villa and pick you up and then take you home after your meal as part of their service, some of the restaurants in Akyaka will also do this.

There are medical centres and chemists in Akyaka and Gokova, and two Hospitals in Marmaris for anything more serious. They all speak very good English. There is another large town in the other direction called Mugla, which has a large University and is more of a working town than a resort. One of the more popular boat trips are to Cleopatra's beach, again well worth a visit. There are also plenty of lovely walks in the surrounding areas. For the more energetic, water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, parascending, banana rides, these are all on offer at Marmaris and Icmeler. But the popular activity of Kite Surfing is on offer on your doorstep in Akyaka! Courses can be arranged for this and wind surfing. It is well worth taking the Amzak River Boat Trip from the Beach which takes you down the river with Crystal clear fresh water and only last 40mins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gökova Belediyesi, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 4
28 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 non refundable deposit per villa is required on booking and balance paid 8 weeks prior to start of holiday. Cancellation Charges; prior to 8 weeks - nil, 6-8 weeks notice 25%, 4-6 weeks notice 50%, 2-4 weeks notice 75%.

Changeover Day:
Dates are all flexible as is arrival and departure times.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for each property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.