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Lakeside Villa, 2 Communal Pools, Treetop Garden Restaurant, Stunning Scenery

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Akkaya (Secret Valley) Dalaman, Turkey - Spectacular Scenery. A Tranquil & Peaceful Location Overlooking Akkaya Lake, Family Friendly

This 3 bed, 3 terraced villa is situated overlooking the lake.

It has 2 large free form swimming pools, both 120 sq meters in size. The villa has excellent easy access to the first pool.

The terraces of this villa are not overlooked by any other guest around the pool area. The most welcome morning sun rises behind the villa over the pool. and sun-set is over the lake in front of the villa. (What a view)

Lakeside Villa is not situated within the hustle and bustle of a Turkish holiday town.

(The location in the secret valley was excellent, far enough away from everything but central enough that all the major attractions/beaches are only a short car journey away) THIS COMMENT WAS FROM A PAST GUEST.

Lakeside villa offers a quality 'get away from it all holiday', you may even get the pool to your self, how fabulous is that.

We do recommend car hire to explore this beautiful region, where you can do as much or a little as you please.

There is an abundance of information in the villa to help you.

Free WiFi at the villa is via a dongle. A pre paid 25GB sim will be posted with the villa keys. If you wish to purchase a second sim, this is available at the Vpda phone shop in Dalam

More Details

Gillian & Anthony Lythgoe
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2018

About Gillian & Anthony Lythgoe

Hi, we are Gillian & Anthony not forgetting our Son Gregory. I am presently employed by the John Lewis partnership within the Furnishing and Textile department. My main attribute is creating bespoke window treatments. I have previously worked for Laura Ashley for 13 years and feel that my design skills are reflected within our villa. I have a high standard of customer service when inquiring/booking Lakeside Villa.

Gillian & Anthony Lythgoe purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gillian & Anthony Lythgoe chose Dalaman

I purchased the villa in 2008 as a holiday home for us.

It was the first time I had ever visited Turkey and was extremely impressed with the stunning green countryside. Anthony and I hope to spend 2-3 months at the villa in the future. I was amazed to see the attention to detail within the build of the development and our villa.

Anthony & I have continued to provide quality furnishing through out our villa for your enjoyment.

The Secret Valley where Lakeside villa is set is so different from any other place we have ever visited. You are situated in this small exclusive private development. Akkaya Valley has hamlets of exquisite quality properties with unspoiled surroundings providing you with a peaceful and relaxing holiday. You can do as much or as little as you please. The location in the secret valley was excellent, far enough away from everything but central enough that all the major attractions/beaches are only a short car journey away.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful surrounding's, peaceful and tranquil, lovely people.

Great food at an affordable quality restaurant with bar.

We feel that the main benefit of Lakeside is that the pools are never crowded, You may even get the pool to your self some days.

How fab is that.


A spacious and well designed villa, with a beautiful view of the mountains and Lakes, perfectly kept gardens and pool. The villa is well equipped and the bedrooms are large enough for our family of 5. The location in the secret valley was excellent, far enough away from everything but central enough that all the major attractions/beaches are only a short car journey away.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Gill and Anthony, Thankyou for a lovely stay in your superb villa which is situated in a wonderful area. We can see why you have fallen in love with both the villa, its location and the country. We visited the sakrilent gorge, Tlos, and Oludeniz, a boat trip down the Dalyan creek to see the turtles, experience the mud baths and Dalaman market. We ate in the Akkaya restaurant in the tree tops one evening. The children also did Parasailing in Sarigerme and had refreshing swims in the pool! We also did a boat trip at Gocek with six stops where you could swim off the boat. It will definitely keep us going through the winter months. Many thanks again Rosemary, Chris & Co. OCTOBER 2011

Dear Gill & Family. We had a fantastic holiday.The villa was clean, well equipped and suited us extremely well!! The complex was lovely and peaceful and most of the time I was the only person sunbathing by the pool, which suited me just fine. Once again, MANY THANKS Sarah,Gary & family. AUGUST 2012
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dalaman in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have provided a book containing relevant info to help your holiday run smoothly This is in the villa
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor wc. First floor shower room, and wc. Top floor en-suite bath/shower above, sink and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Queen size bed/terrace access and air-conditioning. Hair-dryer & Straighteners, Alarm Clock Bedroom2 , King size bed/terrace access and air-conditioning. Bedroom 3 - Twin room/en-suite/terrace access and air-conditioning. Hair-dryer & Straighteners
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Free internet at the villa. Starter sim will be sent to you with £20 free WiFi. Additional pre paid sim can be purchase via the Vodaphone shop I need Dalaman Outside: There are 2 communal pools priva to lakeside visitors. The first pool is directly outside the entrance door of this villa, access is by steps. There are private sun loungers designated to our villa along with 3 umbrellas and sun lounger cushions for your use. The pools are not heated. Please bring your own beach towels. The pools and grounds are lit at night and you may swim up to midnight. No later, as respect for other residents. There is an abundance of information in the villa to help you, Utility Room: The entrance has a large cupboard. This contains mop/bucket, brush, vacuum cleaner and large shopping bags. First aid kit, emergency strip lights, safe, torch and spare batteries, a large range of DVDs/Books. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Lakeside villa will be cleaned, and the beds made up for your arrival. There is a second set of clean linen and towels for your use, If you would like a mid holiday clean with a linen a change a charge will apply. Other: All 3 terraces have quality furniture for dining and relaxing. Kitchen & Lounge have terrace access.The first floor terrace has access from both bedrooms, the top floor has its own balcony.


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Lakeside Villa, 2 Communal Pools, Treetop Garden Restaurant, Stunning Scenery
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

A very well maintained villa with everything you could need. Nice to have quality matteress to give a good night sleep. A secluded and peaceful location with an excellent on site resturant run by a very friendly, generous, helpful family. Overall the price represents excellent value, one of the best holidays we have had. The car rental arranged by our hosts was also smooth and easy. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic weeks holiday with friends at this villa in October 2015. It is clean, spacious and very nicely furnished. It is located in a small cluster of villas in a hillside location so is very tranquil and relaxing. The views are lovely looking down over a lake and valley and an evening drink on the balcony to watch the sunset is a must. The nearest pool was clean and was located immediately behind the villa up a few steps. I hope to return there again sometime soon and would certainly recommend it to friends and family. There are plenty of places to visit if you want to head out and about and for this car hire is recommended.

Thank you so much Gill.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superb villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from yet another wonderful holiday at 28, Lakeside. The owners Gill and Anthony made booking yet again so easy and hassle free, even to arranging car hire for us and their communication is excellent. The villa is beautifully presented, clean and very well equipped with all that is needed for a great holiday. The spiral staircase and balconies make this property particularly attractive. It is in a spectacular location and the small complex itself including the pools are very well maintained.We have stayed at many villas .This is the first time we have ever returned to a villa /same location, which is testament to how pleased we are with this property and the service we receive from the owners.

Rosemary, Chris, Emma , Laura and Thomas Clayton

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow,Yet again another wonderful review from our returning guests. It's always pleasure having your family at Lakeside. Thank you Gill & Anthony
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28 Lakeside villa, Summer 2015.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 2 week break at Lakeside villa.The villa was a home from home and as described on the web site . Gill's customer service was over and above what I have experienced before and she went the extra mile to help with queries and even arranged our car hire at a very competitive rate. Although we had a shared pool, even in the middle of the summer holidays we often had the pool to ourselves, and the pool is a great size which means you can have a good swim. The location of the villa is slightly remote so a car is a must , however the views are spectacular. The Akkayya Garden Restaurant is a few minutes walk and the staff are very friendly and offer a varied menu at very good prices.We were able to book a boat trip on the Dalaman river which was great, and included lunch, fishing and canoeing and note that other excursions were available to book at the site office.We also took a boat trip from Dalyan , this trip included turtle watching, mud baths, crab fishing and barbecue, with swimming off the boat.We had a truly relaxing holiday and I would recommend the villa most highly.Thank again Gill & Anthony.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for taking the time to write an honest and comprehensive review, It is greatly appreciated. Gill & Anthony
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Beautiful Villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Gill and Anthony's beautiful villa. The description was accurate, and the villa was very clean and with stylish furnishes, and all you need for a relaxing holiday! The owners were very prompt, flexible, friendly, and courteous with the booking process.

There are lots of things to do within a fairly short drive - our favourite being the 12 Island Cruise - a must!! We also loved the nearby restaurant - eating in a garden oasis was an experience not to be missed! All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would recommend this to friends and family! We hope to be back!! Thank you Gill and Anthony!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn, We are so please that Lakeside villa was the perfect setting. I gather a wonderful holiday was had by all. We would love to have you back anytime. Thank you for looking after our second home. Gill & Anthony
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Super Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just arrived back from a 2 week holiday in Akkaya Valley and wanted to let you know what a super time we all had.

Myself and my husband along with 3 grown up children had a super relaxing holiday in Gill and Tony's villa.

From my first contact with Gill and until my last one, I only have praise for the communication we have received and the offers of help that were given.

The other residents around the pool (two other couples) were very helpful too and offered advice on places to go and the best time to go there.

This is a must visit area for all sun seekers, not a cloud in the sky for 14 days and temperatures over 35 degrees every day.

A car is a must but Gill can organise that for you too at very reasonable rates.

We ate at the restaurant on site most days (for convenience, price, quality and hospitality and free wifi) and would recommend this to everyone.

Whilst in the area we hired our own boat (with 2 crew) for 750

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: CLARE, We are so pleased that you love Lakeside Villa and it's surrounding as much as us. Your welcome back anytime!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed and honest review. Gill & Anthony
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Saklikent Gorge
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Akkaya Bar
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
D400 As the crow flies 0.5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Akkaya Garden Restaurante
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


There are many beaches local to the villa.

Sarigerme - A long stretch of golden sand. This beach has good facilities as well as a life guard.

Iztuzu beach - Famous for the nesting of turtles and is accessible from Dalyan via the boat taxi. It is also accessible by car.


Dalaman International Airport is a 30 minutes drive away from the villa. The journey to the villa is well signposted. We feel that car hire is essential to explore this coastal area. £15.00 per day (Renault Symbol or Fiat Alba) payment in English pounds or card payment, upon collection at Dalaman airport.


Dalaman - Great for local food shopping and restaurants, 15 mins by car.

Dalyan - for boat taxi, beach, restaurants, shopping, ancient tombs and mud baths, 40 mins by car.

Gocek - for an up market visit, harbour, shopping, restaurants, market, also 40 mins by car.

Oludeniz - 1 hour drive, tourist town. There are many trips to book, info is in the villa.

Marmaris - 1.5 hours drive from the villa. There are many trips to book, info is in the villa.

Further Details:

Akkaya valley house's the best restaurants for miles. Akkaya Garden restaurant is featured in the (THOMSONS IN-FLIGHT MAGAZINE AS THE BEST IN DALAMAN) It has been built for Akkaya valley residents and all who choose to visit and believe me it is well worth the visit. You can't wait to get back for more. The ambiance is second to none. A bit like the Rain forest cafe hidden in the trees, within walking distance from the villa. Experience dining one of the Strokes nest that await you. You may also access horse riding and a lake tour to the secret valleys private beach with lunch included. A fee applies. Lakeside villa has 24 hour security.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dalaman, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Apr 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Sep 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book Lakeside villa a deposit of £100 is required (payable within 1 week to secure dates, none refundable) Balance 8 weeks before departure. This is inclusive of air-conditioning, electric, gas bottle, linen and towels, excluding beach towels. Please feel free to contact the owner via the contact details below for any other information.
Cancellation Terms & conditions.
7 weeks -20%
6 weeks -40%
4 weeks -60%
2 weeks -80%
1 week - 100%
Payment via bank transfer

Changeover Day:
Lakeside villa has a relaxed approach to arrival and departure times/days, subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per 7 nights in UK pounds.
Available all year.

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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