Villa in Dalyan, Aegean S, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Walk From Dalyan centre
Detached villa designed by owners and built in 2007 to the highest standards, comprising 4 en-suite bedrooms: one ground floor which enables wheelchair access from outside and poolside (with disabled-friendly bathroom), three upstairs, two with furnished balconies The villa has an open-plan living area on the ground floor, with fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with TV and CD player. It is set in a private, walled, landscaped garden with a variety of interesting plants. There is a large swimming pool (with a shallow part for non swimmers) and a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols and a dining area (shaded , if necessary with an awning) which affords full alfresco facilities. In the garden there is a beautiful furnished wooden traditional kosk for chilling out and protection from the sun. Alongside is a bar, barbecue and shower. There are 4 mountain bikes, a lady's bike, a child's bike and a child's trailer for guests to use. There is also a security alarm system, safe and internet.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Helen and John are a retired professional couple. We have a son and daughter and three grandchildren who all love Villa Sahane and Dalyan. Proudly, we are both from South Yorkshire, but have lived in North East England for the past 43 years. Helen was a nurse, school nurse, district nurse/midwife, audiometrician and health visitor for over 50 years. She became a Justice of the Peace in 2007. Since 2011 she has become involved in charity work in Uganda, Africa, visiting and working with Interplast UK and Kumi Community Hospital twice a year. Her main interests are singing in two regional choirs and the local village church choir. She is also involved in fund raising for several charities .
John was teaching for 40 years, mainly in special education, finally as a headteacher for 21 years in two residential schools for children aged 5 to 18 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties and autism. After retiring he worked part time until 2011 at two NE universities as a tutor in educational leadership and management. The villa hopefully reflects John's passion for gardening. Other hobbies include beekeeping and watercolour painting.
4.9 based on 11 holidaymaker reviews
This Villa is perfect. Situated in a quiet location yet all shops bars and restaurants in the beautiful town of Dalyan are on your doorstep. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. My family have stayed there three times and will be returning there in 2017. The owner, John, is helpful and friendly handling all aspects of transfer to and from the Villa and any other queries prior to travel. Thoroughly recommended,
BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN PRIME LOCATION
We have now visited this beautiful villa on seven occasions, and it feels like ' home from home ', with everything that you could wish for a fabulous holiday, with additional luxuries, the weather and the lovely resort of Dalyan.
The villa is situated in a perfect, quiet location but close to Dalyan centre. Early this season, it was decorated inside and outside, so the whole place is sparkling. Villa Sahane is wonderfully equipped with modern furnishings and a mixture of Turkish and English artefacts and paintings. The television/ DVD system is very up to date, there is a safe and security alarm and air conditioning throughout. Outside, there is a good sized pool with two large parasols and comfortable sun lounges. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and we were able to pick an abundance of lemons,oranges and pomegranates during our stay. We love the kosk, BBQ and bar area with outside fridge for relaxing barbecues. The kosk is also shaded with natural plants, for a relaxing afternoon nap !!. The fitter members of our party used the bikes to visit some interesting out of the way places around Dalyan. We enjoyed coffee at the riverside restaurants and trips on the river taxi to Turtle Beach.
John's attention to details prior to our arrival has always been first class and the caretaker Mehmet was very helpful during our stay.
Overall a brilliant holiday once again.
We will be returning !!!.
Sandra and friends.
Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Fully Equipped
This was our second time to stay at Villa Sahane. The first was 3 years previously and we thought the villa was great then. We were travelling with our two boys aged 7 and 5. For them the highlight was the swimming pool, which is much larger than other villas we have stayed in.
For my wife and I we enjoyed the spaciousness of the villa and the facilities that were provided both inside and outside. So often when you stay in villas it is hard to find a simple thing like a sharp knife. The owners at villa Sahane have truly left a home for visitors to share. The kitchen, bedrooms, lounge areas are all fully equipped with everything you need and more.
Outside the highlight for me was the BBQ, outdoor kitchen and Kosk area. Great in the day for escaping the sun and heat, perfect at night for grilled lamb (from the local butcher) and few drinks.
The location is perfect. Getting to and from the centre is an easy walk. Getting to the beach by car is just 20 mins (or you can use the a
water dolmus). The owners provide bikes to use, which we did, for short runs to the shops or to the other side of town to Saki (in my opinion the best restaurant in Dalyan).
I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Sahane to anyone wanting to stay in Dalyan. The owner Jeff is so organised he just makes everything a breeze.
Firstly, it's worth saying that the booking experience and support leading up to the holiday from the owner John was brilliant. He answered many questions for me, sent me all information needed and was generally a great help.
The villa itself is terrific. I've been to Turkey 9 times and Dalyan 6 in villas, and this was without doubt the best villa for both location and the cleanliness, size and facilities. The villa is a quick 5 minute walk from the centre yet is quiet and feels secluded due to the grounds it's set in. If your a fit freak like me, the BC Spa is just round the corner and allows gym access for a fee. There's also full spa facilities there that we used.
The villa furnishings were brilliant and included a safe. The TV was brand new and the DVD player and Amazon Firestick were a nice touch.
Overall a brilliant holiday, brilliant villa and would highly recommend.
‘Villa Sahane’ means beautiful in Turkish. It is certainly that, in every way. It is well furnished in every room, the kitchen is superbly equipped and all rooms are air conditioned. A new satellite television system had just been installed in the large lounge, accessing 100s of programs. We enjoyed that on our occasional nights in. Outside, there are some mature fruit trees in an immaculate garden, and we loved the welcome shade of the authentic Turkish kosk, and enjoyed two barbecues in the adjacent bar and BBQ area. The pool is a good size, and has a shallow part for toddlers. We arrived with 6 adults and 2 children and was amazed at the size, no one got in any ones way, it's huge. There are plenty of sunbeds, with complimentary toweling covers, and lots of shade from large parasols. There are good bikes to explore the Dalyan area – we particularly enjoyed the Dalyan bike trail to the Yalicapkini ( Kingfisher) Bar in the reed beds off the beach road. The villa is private in a quiet area, but in an ideal position for many of the local restaurants and the harbor. A bonus was the pre holiday advice sent to us by John. I need say no more..
FANTASTIC, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Beautiful Villa, immaculate throughout. Ideal location for everything. This is the second visit to this villa and will definitely return as soon as we can.
John was great at communicating everything to and for us, transfers were arranged also by John without any problems.
If I could would be a 6 star rating.
Sheridan, Pete, Ann, Allan
From the Owner
“Prior to building this property, we had stayed at close friends' villa further out of town. We fell in love with Dalyan, the culture, flora and fauna, food, weather, the hospitality of the people and totally relaxed environment. We wanted to build a special villa for our family which met all our needs, and we think that we succeeded at all levels. The villa is spacious, cool when it is hot, warm in spring and autumn, private and in easy walking distance of the centre of Dalyan. There are about twelve restaurants between Villa Sahane and the harbour, 400 metres away. We bought the land for this property in 2006 because of the views of the mountain and the opportunity to design a secluded, private villa which was close to all the restaurants, shops and other amenities in town. With advice from two friends, we were able to build Villa Sahane (trans. "beautiful") which matched all of our specifications.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The area is a World Heritage site. It is famous for the loggerhead turtles' (Caretta Caretta) breeding ground on the nearby beach. There is a stork (Ley Ley) sanctuary in Dalyan and it is home to hundreds of other birds, including sea eagles and kingfishers. The ancient ruined city of Caunos (3,000 BC) is nearby and has only recently been excavated. In Dalyan there are views of the world famous Lycian rock tombs, which are lit up at night and provide a fabulous setting for an evening meal at one of the many riverside restaurants.
There are jeep safaris, microflight flights, mud baths, thermal sulphur springs, kayaking, canyoning and traditional Turkish baths. The famous ruins at Ephesus can be reached within 2-3 hours.
The nearby beach is accessible by a local minibus (dolmus), by bike, hire car or by boat. Iztuzu Beach is 7miles of golden sand and the best option is to take one of the regular boats that wind along the river and through the beautiful reed beds to the open Mediterranean Sea. It takes about 30 mins and costs about £3.
Nearest airport is Dalaman. Car hire is not essential as there are taxis available for the 30 min drive from the airport to the villa. Transfers can easily be arranged when booking. The villa is walking distance to the centre of Dalyan (where there are over 60 restaurants). The local minibus service is cheap and frequent.
Central Dalyan is less than 5 mins walk. Fethye is 45 mins by car. Marmaris is 1 hour 15 mins by car. There are several good travel agents (especially Oruc) in Dalyan who arrange a variety of interesting excursions.
There is a small store 200m from the villa and 3 larger supermarkets in the village at 0.5km and 1km away. There are many restaurants offering a wide range of dishes.
The local bank and 2 cash machines offer money exchange. Local lively market for fresh produce and bargain designer gear on Saturdays.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Contact owner by email or telephone. Security details, address and local information sent by email 2 weeks before holiday. Support if/when required from a villa caretaker. Airport transfer can be arranged
Friday preferred, though not 'set in stone'.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are the property per week in UK Pounds.
£200 deposit to secure the booking. Balance plus £200 security deposit due 8 weeks before arrival date
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Villa Sahane is a uniquely designed, traditional Turkish syle dwelling with full modern facilities.There are four well furnished and spacious bedrooms with ensuite facilities, all air conditioned. One of the bedrooms is downstairs, disable friendly and accessible everywhere at ground level. The kitchen is very well equipped and integrated with a spacious dining area and lounge with internet and satellite television. Outside is a large 43 sq metre pool, set in beautiful gardens which have a 2.5 metre mixed hedge around the perimeter for extra privacy. Shade is available through two very large parasols plus a very large awning. There is also a bar and barbecue area which is an extra place for entertaining or relaxing: or snoozing in the cool of the traditional kosk! As dusk approaches, the upstairs balcony is the place to sit and watch the sun set over the mountain which drops down to the river. We have several Turkish family friends who often share our hospitality, and love our villa.”
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- whitewater rafting
- 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
- Master bedroom en-suite double shower. Bedroom 2 en-suite bath/shower. Bedroom 3 en-suite shower. Bedroom 4 en-suite shower. All have air conditioning.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor master bedroom with king size bed.Aircon 1st floor bedroom 2 with king size bed. Aircon Master/Bedr2 to balcony 1st floor bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Aircon Ground floor bedroom 4 with 2 single beds' disabled-friendly Air conditioning
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Luxury villa built by local craftsmen to a high standard in traditional Turkish style. A cot and highchair are available. Outside: Beautiful landscaped walled garden. Fruit trees include vines, lemon, orange, peach, fig, pomegranates and plums - all fruit available to guests when ripe. Many other specimen shrubs and perennials. Private swimming pool which is 43sqms with small adjoining paddling area. Patio with table and 8 chairs for al fresco eating and drinking. Large retractable awning for complete shade when dining. 8 sun loungers and parasols. Kosk with carpet and high quality cushions and traditional table. Bar with fridge and glasses. Barbecue with full set of tools. Shower. Depot for 6 bikes and storage. Drying area. Upstairs balcony with Turkish table and 4 chairs. Utility Room: Separate room. 2 Automatic washing machines, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner and cleaning equipment, Safe deposit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and the cleaners will prepare the villa for arrival of guests. (Guests to bring own pool towels please). 8 towels to cover pool lounger mattresses provided. Villa can be cleaned weekly, by arrangement.