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Spacious Luxury Villa with Pool near Turquoise Coast with spectacular views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

Villa in Exclusive Location On outskirts of Traditional Village with large pool and wonderful views

Spacious luxuriously appointed villa sleeping 6/8 people a short drive from the beautiful "Turquoise Coast", with 3 bathrooms, open plan living/dining area, and a well fitted kitchen with quality appliances. Large balconies wrap around the living/dining areas maximizing the mountain and valley views, and overlook the 100 sq.metre pool and well maintained private lawned gardens. A short walk brings you to the traditional village of Uzumlu with many snd varied small restaurants, shops, and village life. Above the villa are Roman ruins at Cadianda, a 5C BC beauty spot. The villa is tucked away down a lane amid pine woods, in an exclusive cluster of similar villas thus is very private and away from any crowds, yet being only 20 minutes drive from the attractive bustling harbour town of Fethiye with wonderful coastline beaches and drives, and very clean turquoise sea. The villa is suitable for all ages and also for mobility impaired people. So whether you are active or not there is much to enjoy.

This villa's design is reminiscent of a Swiss chalet. The main living area is open plan, the kitchen is handmade, the two principal bedrooms have en suite wet rooms, and there is an additional family bathroom. The living room has a cedar-clad "cathedral" ceiling, and log fire/woodburner.

There is air conditioning, but we are glad if guests turn it off when out, as electricity in Turkey is expensive!! But away from the coast it's approx 2 degrees cooler, often with a welcome breeze.

We use this house as our own "home from home" so it is well equipped and the fittings are good quality. We have a manager who lives adjacent, who can deal with any problem whatsoever, and who is always delighted to help.

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Sarah Hodge
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 July, 2016

About Sarah Hodge

The owners are a retired television camaraman and a self-employed accountant. For many years Sarah was CEO of an international development charity for disabled people in the poorest countries of the world and now works as a part-time accountant. We have bought this lovely house mainly as a holiday home for ourselves and our adult children, but also wish others to enjoy it. We came to Turkey to learn more about the "crossroads of civilisation" here, where east meets west, and realized that there is so much to do both cultural and leisure, that we could spend the rest of our lives learning about and enjoying the environment - or just relaxing in the sun! At home we have a dog (an English Setter) we live in a small Oxfordshire village and like the mix of country pursuits whilst being near good facilities - similar to the villa in Turkey.

Sarah Hodge purchased this house in 2007

Why Sarah Hodge chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

The villa is near a traditional Turkish village but in a tranquil pine forest location a short walk from the village centre - away from any crowds. The house is built in an "alpine" style to match its surroundings which is what attracted us to it. The mountain views are stunning and there are lovely walks - above the villa are Roman remains within walking distance. The villa is in a group of similar properties with lovely gardens and a 100 sq metre pool which is ideal for reasonably energetic swimmers. The nearby town of Fethiye is lively, with an attractive harbour, many good restaurants, a delightful "old town", good shopping and again, more ancient sights right in the centre. The sea is very clean and the views are amazing.

What makes this house unique

The villa is very spacious and laid out to make the most of the views and sun. Large balconies top and bottom mean you can enjoy the views from the living and bedroom areas, and easily stroll into the gardens. The lawned gardens face east to west so even at the hottest times you can find some shade, but the house is not overshadowed so gets sun all day. The cedar wood panelled vaulted ceiling in the living area is an attractive feature. We have TV, DVD, good CD player, board games, and wifi of course. The living area is open plan and capable of sitting 8 in comfort for dining or around the open log fire for cooler evenings. Bedrooms are a good size with huge cupboards and nicely appointed bathrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(From Stephen of North London.)

It was perfect. You have really thought of everything. The house was brilliant, very luxurious, and we spent a lot of time on the balcony and next to the pool.

There wasn't a single thing we needed that could have been provided.

The Kadyanda ruins up the hill (past the tombs) were a real highlight as was Patara beach.

I definitely want to go and see more of Turkey after that. I love the way you just come across all the ruins rather than them all having sanitised visitor centres like in the UK!

(From Charlotte of London SW12.)

I had a wonderful time - the villa is lovely, and the pool a good size. It's perfect for relaxing or doing as much as you like.

(From Kate of Henley-on-Thames).

Thank you we had a lovely time and really enjoyed ourselves. The villa is lovely and had everything we wanted, and thank you also for arranging car hire for us.
Jan 2010
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Beautiful Villa fantastic setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in Villa Taurus. The Villa was immaculately presented and had everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Sarah & Frank were very helpful, provided lots of information before our arrival & even arranged our hire car (a hire car is essential) . The views from the villa are beautiful and we fell in love with Fethiye. Our children loved the pool! We would definitely recommend Villa Taurus for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind comments - we are always so pleased when people really enjoy themselves. We do hope we can welcome you again in the future! Thank you again.
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Lovely villa, wonderful position

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Villa Taurus a few times now, always really enjoyed it. It is spacious, comfortable, lovely gardens, big pool, all very well kept. It's a short walk to the village where there are a few good bars, restaurants and little shops, and a short ride to the coast. Fethiye is an interesting place with lots to do, and down the coast there are some wonderful sights such as historic temples, gorge walking, beautiful beaches. The food is great, and travelling around is cheap and easy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments Christian, I am so glad you enjoy staying at Villa Taurus, and we look forward to being able to welcome you once again. Thank you for taking the time to post this review too!
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Beautiful villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have been repeat visitors and Sarah and Frank could not have been more helpful with our stays - they leave lots of information and were very helpful in the run up to our holidays.

We have stayed at Villa Taurus both as a couple and a group of friends and it serves both extremely well.

The villa is in the most beautiful location with stunning views. It has a lovely character and is very much a home rather than the usual soulless holiday rental. It is also fully equipped with "proper" cutlery/glasses/kitchen equipment rather than rental stuff which is much nicer. The bedrooms are very spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. The pool is a great size and very private.

The villa is set just up the hill but within walking distance of the village which has everything you need for a lovely stay if you didn't want to go anywhere - several restaurants and food shops, a barber, beautician (excellent value) and real "Turkish" charm.

A car is necessary but there is also a local bus which is rather fun. The nearest town (Fetiyhe) is a great blend of Turkish and tourist with good shopping but also the sense that you are in Turkey rather than just any mediterranean town.

Locals are very friendly and helpful and it is very safe for children.

All-in-all we would highly recommend and have visited several times now.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your review. We are always glad when guests enjoy our home-from-home, and even more so when they come back again! Your comments are much appreciated and we hope to be able to welcome you in the future.
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cleaning end of stay £35

Booking Notes:
By email or telephone please check availability and with a minimum of 12 weeks' notice, a 25% deposit secures. The balance is payable in full 8 weeks prior to departure. Rentals of more than 2 weeks attract a 5% discount.

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Arrival and departure dates are flexible, but please arrive no earlier than 4pm and depart no later than 10am.

Notes on prices:
Discount of 5% for lets of more than 16 days. Discount of 10% on minimum lets of 7 days when booked at short notice of 10 days in advance or less.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Üzümlü, Turkey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled en-suite bathroom to bedrooms 1 and 2 with showers, wc. Family bathroom by bedroom 3 has shower, wc, and suitable for mobility impaired people. Bathroom 2 and family bathroom have heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is on an attractive large mezzanine/study area
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms and large mezzanine study) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have king size double beds, double doors to terrace, shower room, large cupboards, central heating, air-conditioning. Bedroom 3 has twin beds, large cupboards, family bathroom adjacent. Mezzanine floor has twin/double beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating, air-conditioning, easy level entry for elderly or more infirm guests, with twin bedroom and family bathroom on living area. Bedrooms 1 and 2 accessed via marble staircase to lower garden level, as villa is built into hillside. Pool is constant depth approx 6ft, with small shallow area for supervised children. Outside: Lawned gardens surround the property. Sunbeds and parasols supplied, plus attractive outdoor patio furniture in addition to balcony tables and chairs. Portable BBQ stored in external cupboard. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board/iron, storage facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included (but not beach towels), villa cleaned before arrival and on departure, and additional cleaning can be arranged on request. Other: Mezzanine study/library/additional bedroom area with desk, computer, bookcases and extra bed(s). Very private, with vaulted cedar wood ceiling.

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