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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Elaine Rathbone
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ilıca in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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
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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Villa with walled private garden & Large Pool ,small Dip pool
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful, memorable.

  • 5 of 5

This is an exquisite villa, with a very high standard of decor and cleanliness. Perfect for families. Close to local amenities, beaches and lots of activities to get involved in. And as if that wasn't enough, Steve and Elaine who own the properties are the best hosts I've ever met. Thanks. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review . It was such a pleasure to meet you & your family ,we enjoyed having you stay at our Villa & we look forward to seeing you in the near future . Kind regards Steve & Elaine ..
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  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful, traditional villa in a small Turkish village, away from the crowds but close enough if you want to dip into a bit of tourist retail therapy, sports activities and plenty of impressive ancient remains - castles, temples, amphitheatres, the ruins of Roman towns - close enough to fill your days with culture as well if you want to. If you want more low-key tourism, the rivers are beautifully clear and dotted with restaurants with access for swimming, diving, sunbathing decks, fishing and eating. The white water rafting trip is a lot of fun for all ages.

The villa is spotlessly clean, full of little extra touches like a well-stocked book case including recipe books if you fancy trying some Turkish cooking, games, air beds for the pool - which is a generous size - beach and pool towels, CDs, DVDs, nice hand wash lotion in all the bathrooms, plenty of fluffy bath towels, a pair of bicycles if you feel energetic (we used them a lot to cycle to the butcher's for meat for the BBQ) - I could go on.

Steve and Elaine are the most amazing hosts - we were welcomed like old friends - they are incredibly helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble. They make it so easy for you to enjoy your holiday and have plenty of recommendations and suggestions that you don't have to follow, but if you do you will save yourself precious time on your holiday.

Thankyou Steve and Elaine for allowing us to spend our holiday in your beautiful villa. Mandy, Mike, Sam & Luke xxx

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mandy, Mike , Sam & Luke for your wonderful review . We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of Paradise here in ILICA . It is a perfect setting in a typical Turkish Village , and we are so pleased you threw yourselves into all that the area has to offer . Thank you again & look forward to seeing you again in the future. Steve & Elaine
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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: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • 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
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Windmill Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Gundogdou / Belek
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kumkoy Beach
Car: not necessary


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ilıca, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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