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Elegant & Peaceful Villa Melissa for Couples & Families, Private Pool 8x14.5 Mt.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Family Villa, large pool, located Gocek Old Village, Harbour, Marinas, 30 Mins Dalaman Airport by car - Quiet Residential Area-NOT HILLSIDE-Short Walk to Harbourside & Village Center

A world of tranquil beauty, blue skies, large private swimming pool, early morning birdsong and sweet smelling flowers await visitors to Villa Melissa. The property is located in a residential location, close to Natural Restaurant with its garden setting and great delivery service.

Villa Melissa is also near the D Marin Marina Complex, directly on the turquoise waters of Gocek Bay. The D-Marin Resort and Marina has several very good restaurants and a superb private beach (pay for entry).

Villa Melissa is a haven where you can relax and enjoy yourself surrounded by flowering shrubs and night blooming jasmine. In an area with quiet walks and trails, yet close to all the amenities Gocek Village Centre has to offer. The location is shielded from highway traffic noise by the pine forests - and no overhead aircraft noise, although Dalaman Airport is only 30 minutes drive away, Gocek is not on the flight paths of arriving or departing aircraft.

Maximum of 7 guests can be accommodated, if one guest uses a sofa- bed. Reasonable additional weekly cost applies, please ask for rates for 7 guests.

In spring time and late summer the villa owners come to Gocek and if not away sailing in the islands or travelling in Turkey, they may be discretely resident in Villa Papatya which is next to Villa Melissa. (The villas are constructed as semi-detached in the English style; each villa is completely separate with its own front entrance.) When in residence the owners are able to provide on-hand support for guests in Villa Melissa.

Steeped in history, Gocek is set in an area of supreme natural beauty blessed by Turkey's famous Tauraus Mountains, this area offers a different pace of living and a different outlook on life; the setting is unrivalled, clear blue water, quiet coves and spectacular sunsets. Since early 1990's Gocek has developed from a sleepy cruising stop-off to a world class yachting centre whilst retaining its village atmosphere and soul. Gocek is a holiday resort like few others; international, chic- but never stuffy. In recent years it's become a summer pass-time to 'spot the celebrity'', often sitting at the next table!

Try the fabulous private beach at D-Marin Resort & SPA, located a short walk from this villa. The beach is stunning with soft white sand and the restaurant has the best view in all of Gocek. Day rate on week-days is TL40 per person - but so worth it! Expect to pay 80TL entry fee at the week-end in high season, sunbeds, beach towels and waiter service included in entry fee.

The Open Market is held every Sunday; located on the covered area on Atatürk Boulevard (the main street of Gocek) next to the Cultural Centre. This is a terrific place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh chicken pieces to BBQ back at the villa and tasty spit-roasted cooked chicken, eggs, cheese, olives, etc. Good quality hand made souvenirs, good quality cotton garments. HINT: Always bargain for clothing and shoes, but pay what's asked for foodstuffs, vegetables and fruit.

There are many many good restaurants in Gocek, all provide free internet access, good food, good service and a warm welcome to visitors.

During July and August the owners are in UK and both Villa Melissa and Villa Papatya may be rented together by a larger family or group of friends, up to twelve (12) guests. During July and August a local manager is on hand for support. If you would like to rent both villas, please email via Owners Direct to ask about available dates and rental price. Discount given for double villa bookings.

We are a private family and we try to keep our prices reasonable to attract couples and families. If paying via Owners Direct we prefer 50% deposit and final balance payment of 50% 6 weeks before arrival. We also provide a rental contract for bookings which set out our obligations to you as guests, this is a legal agreement protecting both parties.

More Details

Buchanan Family
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About Buchanan Family

We are UK citizens lucky enough to spend time in Gocek each year, usually during spring and autumn.

We first sailed into this lovely area in 1998 with our family, we loved the village so much, we all decided to make Gocek our second home.

Gocek is a safe and welcoming place for visitors. It truly is paradise here on the Turquoise Coast and we are very grateful to the Turkish people and their government for allowing us to be a part of their community.

After knowing Gocek for so many years we enjoy it more each year; the Turkish people, climate & location make it unique. Gocek retains its village atmosphere and visitors are welcomed as friends as soon as they arrive.

The village is located in an an area of exceptional natural beauty; we invite you to 'come share the bliss'.

Buchanan Family purchased this villa in 2003

Why Buchanan Family chose Göcek

Gocek is just simply the loveliest place on the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Located a short 25 minute car journey from Dalaman International Airport but not on the flight paths so the location of the villa remains peaceful and quiet with the added bonus that there is everything you could need in the village for supplies, general shopping and dining out. Gocek does not attract the mass tourist market and is perhaps not the best place for a younger crowd who want nightclubs and music bars open until dawn - there are none of these "attractions" in Gocek.

Visitors will find a charming harbour village, where the lifestyle is based on sailing, peaceful relaxation and good food. Its possible walk the village from end to end in 25 minutes.

What makes this villa unique

The property is located in a long established and elegant residential area of old Gocek village called Yesil Vadi (Green Valley) only a 10 minute stroll from all the facilities of Gocek D-Marin Resort and its cafes and private beach. The villa and its mature garden are surrounded by pine trees and views of forested hillsides and Taurus mountains. There are no busy roads to cross.

Perfect for friends and families who seek serenity and calmness whilst enjoying a "home from home" experience, Villa Melissa is exceptionally well appointed with everything necessary for an independent holiday.

Outdoor facilities are excellent, with bar, BBQ and evening dining area.

In spring and late summer we may be discretely resident in Villa Papatya next door - unless sailing out in Gocek's bays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Six of us stayed at Villa Melissa in Gocek from 1 June to 15 June 2013. Being only 25 minutes from Dalaman airport, it was an ideal location. Villa Melissa was the best ever villa that we have stayed in Turkey over the past 12 years and the owners bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. The villa has one of the largest swimming pools in Gocek. The villa is located a short walk from the marina, from where you must take the 12 islands boat trip to fully appreciate the beauty of Gocek. And don’t forget a visit to the Turkish Baths at CLUB MARINA, take the free ferry boat from Skopea Marina.


Donal & Sarah Connon

Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Göcek in Mugla

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Bidet , Downstairs WC, hand basin and bidet funtion
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , toilet has bidet funtion
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , All WCs in Turkey have built in bidet function
  • Top floor Master bedroom with bath & hand shower, WC +bidet faucet and hand basin. 1st floor bedrooms each with a shower cabinet, WC +bidet faucet, and hand basin. Cloakroom on ground floor has WC+ bidet faucet and hand basin. Solar hot water 160lt tank.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + a sofabed in salon or large bedroom. Notes on bedrooms: Top floor: large king or twin beds, sofa bed, pool/mountain view and private sun terrace. 1st floor, large king or twin beds, balcony faces pool, third bedroom at rear, double bed, + balcony All bedrooms are ensuite with dual heat/aircon. units
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes accommodation: Villa Melissa offers charm and character inside and out. Guests have use of a private bar with a drinks fridge. Traditional Turkish style seating areas on the pool terraces. Parasols at the poolside offer additional protection from the sun; there are 8 sunbeds. Villa Melissa's dining terrace overlooks the pool, so you can keep an eye on children. Villa Melissa is ideal for families, couples and groups of friends. Comfortably set out, Villa Melissa offers wonderful setting for your holidays. Bedrooms have air-con/heat units, fans cool downstairs in summer with a log fire for cooler nights. Digital Security Bo On the property are two large semi-detached villas, each with a separate entrance. The owners may be discretely resident in Villa Papatya in Spring and Autumn, normally May, June, September and October. 7th Guest add £70 per week. In July & August larger group or two families (up to 12 guests) may book both villas @ 10% discount. Please enquire by email. Outside: Villa Melissa's salon opens out to the terrace with a clear view of pool and garden. There are additional seating areas and tables in the garden and at the poolside. The pool is very large 8 metres x 14.5 metres; easy access steps with hand rail at 1.4m shallow end, exit ladder at 1.8m deep end. The swimming pool is cleaned everyday. There is a shower at the poolside for guest use. The bar and seating areas provide a focus for afternoon or evening relaxing, two fridges, sink, etc. Bar and garden lighting enable guests to sit outside in the cool of the evening. Guests please note:- Daytime temperatures in Gocek during July and August may reach 100F +. The property consists of Villa Melissa & Villa Papatya, 2 large family size semi-detached villas, each self contained with a separate front door. During July & August guests have sole access to the pool and garden as the owners are in UK. In spring & autumn owners may be discretely resident in adjoining Villa Papatya. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Utilities, all linens and welcome pack included in cost. Villa thoroughly cleaned before guests arrival. Maid service, bed linen & towel change every 7 days. Extra maid visits on request. Mon-Sat pool service (15 Apr - 31 Oct) and garden tidy. Light airy bedrooms all have balconies with tables & chairs. Hairdryer in each bedroom. Digital Security Box supplied for guest use.


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Elegant & Peaceful Villa Melissa for Couples & Families, Private Pool 8x14.5 Mt.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Villa and Superb Pool - Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Villa Melissa is the perfect accommodation for a stay in Gocek...

Only 15 minutes stroll, mainly flat, into the village and with the best pool, patio and garden area we have experienced in many years... The pool is huge...!

The owner, Alexandra, was superb throughout and has a great team locally supporting and helping with any requirements you may have, including a very good car hire / airport transfer company...

Brilliant location and accommodation... We were family of four adults and we will rent again when we go back to Gocek...

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday at Villa Melissa in Gocek. The owners were extremely helpful from our first enquiry right through to the end of the holiday, and their staff on site were helpful and took good care of the property. It was a real home from home, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It’s very hot in the summer months, but the well-maintained pool (cleaned daily) and the air-con in every bedroom, meant that we were always able to keep cool and to get a good night’s sleep. Gocek itself is a beautiful place and we would highly recommend the 12 Islands Tour available from the harbour – excellent value for a relaxing day out in the most beautiful environment. If you have a car, there are lots of interesting and historical places within driving distance but, if not, you will be able to enjoy your own little bit of paradise in Gocek itself. We loved it and will return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that Villa Melissa and our lovely seaside village of Gocek met your expectations. We would be delighted to welcome your family again for another visit to Villa Melissa. Mr & Mrs Buchanan .
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at Villa Melissa was the best villa holiday we have experienced(and we have stayed at many nice places).The villa is furnished with care and comfort and everything you could possibly need is provided. Spotlessly clean and every room has a balcony so you can soak up the sun even at the beginning and end of the day.

The outdoor space is spectacular - the pool could easily be one associated with a hotel rather than a villa it is huge! There are 2 chill out seating areas that are so comfortable and an outside bar so you have everything you need close to hand.

If you can bear to venture out from such a fabulous home from home the village of Gocek is only 10 minutes walk away with a myriad of shops, restaurants and the marina with jaw droppingly beautiful boats, yachts and cruisers. Take the island tour cruise and experience the unspoilt beauty of the area - the waters are clear and unpolluted and the mountains breathtakingly beautiful.

Gocek and Villa Melissa are a little slice of heaven - don't hesitate to book for a relaxed, luxurious and truly wonderful break.

The owners have thought of everything and from booking through to departure everything was perfect.

We will be returning next year as I am convinced we would struggle to find anywhere as charming in such a beautiful environment anywhere else.

Don't hesitate to book - this property, Gocek and the wonderful attentive owners are a real find and we can't recommend it highly enough.

Gill, MIke and George Bonner

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting Mr and Mrs Bonner and their son George. Its very pleasing to know how much they enjoyed themselves in Villa Melissa, and Gocek, especially as this was their first visit to Turkey. From the time they arrived until departure two weeks later they were the happiest, most relaxed and easy to please guests; the village atmosphere and slower pace of life in Gocek suited them very well. We look forwards to them returning for another visit next year. Mr & Mrs Buchanan Gocek.
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have recently returned from a two week stay at Villa Melissa. From the time of our initial enquiry until our return, the owners could not have been more attentive to our needs and helpful to our requirements.

The villa itself is first class - spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with all needs in a home catered for. The pool area is second to none both in its size and the furnishings around it. Lots of sunny areas, brollies for a bit of shade and comfy seating areas to enjoy an evening drink.

When looking for a villa in Turkey our main criteria was to find an area not too far from Daliman airport and a village which was not overly commercialised. Gocek certainly fits the bill on both counts being only 25 minutes from the airport and the "real Turkey". The people there are so friendly and the food second to none. No McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken here, just the real McCoy kebabs in Gocek!

We could not recommend Villa Melissa and Gocek more highly, so much so that we have already booked with the owners for next year.

Villa Melissa has so much to offer - so close to the airport, friendly attentive hosts, beautiful quiet location and an area you want to keep quiet - so, shhhhhh (or should I say shish as it's Turkey!)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely late Sept break in Villa Melissa. It is a roomy properly furnished villa located at the edge of the forest within easy walking distance of Gocek centre. The villa was spotless, well equipped, and had many little touches that make a big difference, welcome pack, soap, toilet paper, good linen, mosquito devices, pool towels, to name a few.

The pool really is fantastic for proper swimming as well as lounging, splashing and cooling off. It is set very beautifully, just like the pictures. Plenty of seating and space around the pool as well as a very cool veranda on the house where we often lunched.

There are numerous good restaurants which we walked to most evenings. A wide variety of shops selling all sorts of interesting stuff and some good jewellery. The Sunday market is a real must visit to pick up fresh local produce. There are several supermarkets most of whom are happy to deliver.

The 12 islands boat trip, a visit to Fethiye, are worth it but try and get to the new Afrodit Hammam, the best ever start to the holiday.

Lastly, the Buchannan's obviously love Gocek and it is really easy to see why. They were a mine of info, very friendly, accommodating and generous wih their time in the effort we felt to ensure we really had a good holiday. It was a pleasure meeting them and staying in their Villa Melissa. Highly recommended and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Melissa with my husband, 17 year old son, sister, brother in law and 17 year old nephew. Villa comfortable and clean with lots of character. But for us it was all about the outside living area which was magnificent. We have stayed in many villas over the years as this outside area is one of, if not the, best. The very large private pool was immaculate and the daily pool man worked hard to ensure it stayed that way. The outside seating area had plenty of tables, chairs, loungers and umbrellas with a beautiful pergola area that was well used. The garden was mature with all sorts of beautiful plants. The villa was set in a great location being about 20 minutes drive from Dalaman airport and 10 - 15 minutes walk to the Gocek and the marinas and restaurants. But it was quite and peaceful and surrounded by beautiful scenery and the edge of the forest. We had a fantastic holiday and would like to thank the owners for all their help both before and during our holiday with recommending places and things to see and do. We will most certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dalaman International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Natural Resturant 500mts or DMarin Resort
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Natural Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
D-Martin Resort Beach
Car: not necessary


Guests are located only a short walk (12 - 15 mins) from Gocek's harbour, marinas, shopping and cafes. Its possible to walk the village 'end to end' in 30 minutes. The nearest beach is located at the sophisticated D-Marin Resort(60 T.L. daily charge). Inlice, just outside the village has a lovely quiet beach, its only 5km by car or taxi, alternatively guests can take a water taxi from the harbour to Gocek Island beach. All three beach options have stunning views and cafes offering snacks and refreshments.


Villas are 30 minutes transfer from Dalaman International Airport. Villa Melissa is only 10 minutes walk from the village centre and no busy roads to cross.(15 minutes in July-August heat).

There is a very good dolmus (minibus) service to Fethiye and Olu Deniz (change at Fethyie for Olu Deniz). Dolmus service to Dalyan. Guests staying for longer than a week may like to hire a car for 3/4 days as there is lots to see within an hour's drive. Owners can help arrange car hire during your stay.


Dalaman International Airport 22kms. Fethyie 30kms. Chalis 25 kms. Esnaf Hospital Fethyie 30kms. Letoon Hospital Fethyie 30kms. Olu Deniz 35kms. In Gocek. Turkish Bath - free hourly ferry boat from Scopio Marina. Inlice Beach 4kms by car or taxi. Gocek Island beach - take water taxi at harbour. Port Gocek Marina 10 minutes walk. Nearest market 5 minutes walk. Village Square 10-15 minutes walk. Supermarket 10-15 minutes walk. Sunday market area 10-15 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Venture inland and visit some of the amazing archaeological sites in this area and enjoy the breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery. Car hire available at reasonable rates and owners can help arrange this.

Sailing, water skiing, horse riding, scuba diving, are all within

20 minutes drive, hill walking and paragliding (at Olu Denis) are just an hours drive. There are more than 50 cafes and restaurants in Gocek, offering traditional Turkish cooking and modern 'fusion style' dishes. Fresh fish, organic locally grown meat and vegetables are wonderful and the Gocek farmers market (Sunday) is the best place to buy local produce. There are several supermarkets in the village and many ATMs and banks.

Gocek is well known for its world class sailing and offers visitors the chance enjoy an area of the Mediterranean that has not been spoiled by mass tourism and high rise buildings. This is a very special place of great natural beauty within easy access of Dalaman International Airport, Gocek and its surroundings are not on the direct flight path to or from the airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Göcek, Turkey

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
8 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

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Departure Clean £40

Booking Notes: unfortunately we are no longer able to offer guests the opportunity to negotiate a schedule to make direct payment to our UK bank account.

HomeAway / Owners Direct no longer allows renters to pay the owner direct. We sincerely apologise to clients for these changes which are completely beyond our control. The rules on payment via Owners Direct System are set by HomeAway - not villa owners.

Guests are met with keys on arrival, emergency tel.no. provided for local manager. Min. stay 7 nights, July and August 14 night bookings preferred.

Pool and garden areas can be closed for child safety; guests are respectfully reminded they are responsible for their own and their children's safety at all times.

Villa Melissa is available for longer winter lets, min. stay 28 days, ask for price quote.

Changeover Day:
Friday/Saturday/Monday changeover preferred, will accommodate other days if we can. Check in after 15:00 please, late arrival not a problem. Departing guests checkout 11am on departure day, unless by special arrangement with owners.

Notes on prices:
Please note, bookings for 7th guest incurs an additional cost of approximately £7.50 per night.
Refundable Security Deposit £150, departure clean charge £40

Checkin after 3pm, Checkout 11am - unless by arrangement with owners. We try to be flexible whenever we can with earlier checkin and later checkout times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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