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Villa with walled private garden & Large Pool ,small Dip pool



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Villa in Ilica, Nr. Side. Antalya, Turkey - Villa in Traditional Turkish Village

A beautiful restored detached village house within it's own large private garden with pool. Roof-top terrace with beautiful views across Taurus Mountains. The large garden has loungers, garden furniture, barbecue. We are 5km to Ancient Side with it's famous Apollo Temple, Amphitheatre and Turtle Beach. The beaches at Side and Kumkoy are white sand and Turquoise sea - never lower than 17c with a superb winter climate. We are able to arrange day excursions. We will be at the villa to meet you on arrival and are contactable throughout your stay. The bus stop is 5 mins walk from the villa and takes you to Kumkoy, Side and Manavgat. There is a local park in the village with children's play area and adult exercise equipment free of charge. We can arrange car hire and airport transfers. Ilica village also has mini-markets, Barber, medical centre and chemist, there is also a large farmers market held on a Wednesday.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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The Villa looked charming in the photos but has totally exceeded all our expectations. Beautiful villa beautiful surroundings (Janette & Family). 2 weeks characterised by glorious blue skies marvellous sunsets & overwhelming friendliness of local people.(Catania Family). The fact is that it gets no better than this. Anywhere- Ever... Charles & Brigitte... 3rd Visit here & it gets better everytime Thanks so much .Lorraine & Andy..
Sep 2009
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Experience real Turkish holiday in comfortable, well appointed and cozy environment.

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Elaine have created a wonderful stting for a family or small group of friends to experience small town life in an historic property that has been lovingly restored and modernised. The villa is cozy yet spacious with a large garden and pool. It is near the beach, historic Side and Manavgat waterfall. Your hosts will ensure you will be comfortable and can guide you to local amenities including shops, retaurants and tourism. Highy recommended! Rob from London

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was so nice to meet you & a pleasure having you stay here in Ilica . Looking forward to seeing you again . Kind regards Steve & Elaine.
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A lovely house and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We (mum, dad, 2 girls, aged 6 & 5) enjoyed 2 weeks in July at this beautiful villa in peaceful Ilica. As well as providing a house, garden and pools of the highest quality, the owners, Steve and Elaine, also saw to the little things that make so much difference: a local tour for orientation, tea, coffee, milk, bread, pastries, a welcome bottle of wine and more. No need to trudge straight out to the shops to fill empty cupboards here! We've rented quite a few holiday homes but not one where so much care was taken over us by the owners. No hesitation whatsoever in giving a 5-star rating. It's hard to see how it could be any less for such a quality place and such warm, helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stunning review..... It was such a pleasure hosting your lovely family here in our village of Ilica Turkey .We would love to see you all again someday . Kendine iyi bak (Take Care) Steve & Elaine
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amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

Stunning villa within a small turkish community , the villa itself was outstanding , to the large bedrooms with en suites , large living and dining areas and the beautiful decor gave the villa a country cottage feel . We were made to feel at home from the second we arrived and steve and elaine were the perfect hosts . The views and the peaceful surroundings were an added bonus just a short taxi down to the busy nightlife and shops . We had the perfect holiday from start to finish with our own pool to enjoy . Steve and elaine helped us on a daily basis with recommendations of what to do and where to eat and often took us to meet the locals , the kind of service you couldnt possibly rate or expect at a hotel ... they made us feel like part of the family . Excellent villa and perfect location and genuine lovely freindly people . Steve and elaine ... sagol ... thank you .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teşekur Ederız (we thank you) ... for your very kınd revıew & we are so glad that you enjoyed your holıday @ our Villa . It was a pleasure to meet you all (such a lovely family) Hope to see you again .. Steve & Elaine ..
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private villa

  • 4 of 5

there's not much more to say than this is a very special place. It has everything, the local village life with luxury and close by are the bars and restaurants if you want more. The best of both worlds, culture and meeting the real life combined with excursions and night life if you want. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Great Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this beautifully restored villa, very clean and everything we wanted was there. We arrived late and were grateful for the welcome pack of food basics. Owners Steve and Elaine - live next door - were very helpful and provided us with lots of information about places to go, shop or eat. We even borrowed their bikes to explore the countryside with lots of wildlife; storks, hoopoe birds, turtles, frogs, hawks... and nice views of the Taurus Mountains.

Shops, restaurants, beaches were only a short drive away and we also explored in the ancient sites nearby. We hired a car to drive to Side (temples), Seleukia (old city in a forest), Aspendos (amphitheater) Oymapinar Dam and Manavgat waterfalls) and we really enjoyed the Oymapinar Adventure-Park (high ropes, well maintained,Tüv proof), all within an hours’ drive away. Would recommend it to all of you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brendan & Jacqueline & Girls ...for your review of our Villa . We are glad you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again in the future..
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 19/09/15 - 03/10/15.

Villa absolutely fantastic, if anything even better than the website. Steve and Elaine are perfect hosts. Steve's local tour 1st day very informative. Always available to give advice on best restaurants/beaches and locations to visit. Nothing to much trouble for them. Very enjoyable break. Already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Manavgat Waterfalls
Temple of Apollo
Alanya Castle
Windmill Restaurant
"A great place ..For a drink, a bite to eat(try the Turkish buffet evening) a taxi/transfer. ..."
Manavgat River

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Antalya at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Windmill Restaurant at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Side at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gundogdou / Belek at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Windmill at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sakklikent at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kumkoy Beach at 2 Kilometres


The villa is 2km from the the beach. There are several nearby beaches - all are sandy. The Mediterranean Sea is reported to be never lower than 17 degrees. The beaches have numerous water sports - all competitively priced. All sunbeds are free. The beach fronts are lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. In addition to a beautiful harbour at Ancient Side - you also have the Apollo Temple and a restored amphitheatre. The whole area is steeped in history.


The villa is 45 mins from Antalya airport. Transfers can be arranged or car hire if preferred. We also have the facility to arrange day excursions. The villa is also 45 mins from the lovely resort of Alanya, which makes a perfect day out. The villa is 30mins to Antalya Expo centre & the historical sites of Aspendos & Perge. Belek - famous for it's golf courses is 20 mins drive .


The villa is situated in the village of Ilica - there is a restaurant 5 mins walk from the villa. 5 mins by car to the resort of Kumkoy - with shops, bars, restaurants, beaches. 10 mins by car to the resort of Side with even more restaurants, bars and shops - but in addition also has the historical amphitheatre, Apollo Temple and Turtle Beach. 10 mins to Manavgat - the largest town of the area - fabulous bazaar and spice market a large covered shopping mall is also there. There are boat trips available along the river out to the estuary or up the river to Manavgat waterfalls. Just outside of Manavgat is the Olympinar dam up in the Toros Mountains easily accessible by car or arranged tour.

Further Details:

There is a mini-market in the village of Ilica, along with bus stop, taxi rank, children's park adult park with free adult exercise equipment. Health centre, chemist and a hairdressers. It's just a 5 minute walk to the local cafes. The resort of Kumkoy and Side both have lots of shops and ATM Machines. The town of Manavgat - just 10 mins away by car - has lots of banks, shops bazaars and spice market. We will be at the villa to meet you on arrival, and are contactable during your holiday. We can arrange to stock your fridge for your arrival or alternatively take you to the Local supermarket on your first day - just 5 mins away by car.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 4
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email and must be confirmed with a non-refundable 25% deposit. Full payment is then required 8 weeks in advance of the holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
This can be arranged by email. All depending on flight times.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Other Currencies on request.

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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - walk in shower, wc, basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 - walk-in shower, wc, basin. Near bedroom 3 - bath/shower, wc, basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed - air-con (cooling /heating). Bedroom 2 with king size bed - air-con (cooling/heating). Bedroom 3 with twin beds - air-con (cooling/heating) There is a cot available.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Perfect for families as the garden is totally private and gated. Large swimming pool and small dip pool with seating & outside shower. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms - which can also be used as heaters in the cooler months. All bedrooms have plenty of storage, and are equipped with high quality bedding and furniture. Outside: Large swimming pool & small seated dip pool. The pools are for sole use of guests. The garden includes sun loungers, parasols, table and chairs, barbecue, fruit trees (Orange, Lemon,pomegranet,Plum,Fig,Pear & Almond) The roof-top terrace has table and chairs under a grape vine with fabulous views across to the Toros Mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, bathroom and pool/beach towels are provided. Bed linen will be changed after the first weeks stay if staying for 2 weeks. The garden and pools are maintained daily throughout your stay. Other: FREE Welcome pack provided & FREE tour of the area (points of interest etc)

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