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Close to pine forests, marinas and village. Ideal for couples/families.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

In A Sought After Area of Old Gocek Within In A Private Walled Garden. Large Pool,Terraces And Fragrant Shrubs.

The house is one of a pair - the other is kept primarily for the owner's use - and can be rented as a whole or due to its construction, as one / two self contained apartments providing flexible accommodation. Both options are popular with adult couples and friends holidaying together. Guests return year after year to this idyllic part of Turkey. Set in a private walled garden, the villas share the large pool and are close to the sea. A car is not necessary as all amenities are within a 15min walk. However guests often choose to rent one for a few days to explore the inland villages, mountains and coastal areas. Unspoilt by mass tourism, this stunning region has been declared a special environmental protection area. Sit and enjoy a quiet drink, watching the yachts moor up for the night as the sun goes down over the mountains, before dining in one of the many restaurants. It is an excellent place for sailing, with a spectacular coastline, small islands and bays. Our 40' sailing yacht 'Sevinc' is occasionally available to guests on a skippered basis.

Hilary Cook
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About Hilary Cook

We are based in rural Shropshire, UK, and now divide our time between here and our home in Gocek.

We first discovered Gocek in 2001, purely by chance when we stopped off for a couple of hours during a one week yachting holiday. The following week whilst staying in a cottage in Kayakoy, we could not resist visiting Gocek again. We had no idea that this would become our home three years later!

The following two years were spent enjoying the wonderful sailing in Croatia and it was here that we bought our locally crafted yacht. After exploring many possibilities, taking us to two or three countries, we decided to bring the yacht to Gocek, at the same time buying our property and starting a new life, post children. We have never looked back!

Hilary Cook purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Hilary Cook chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

The accommodation is in a perfect, peaceful location and although not in a flight path, is only 25 mins from Dalaman airport.

The close proximity to the mountains, marinas, sea and village centre, together with the flexibility of the property accommodation, made it an ideal choice.

We are usually on hand to welcome our guests and to provide those extra special snippets of information! At the very least, we can offer a glass of chilled freshly made lemonade or a slice of lemon curd cake, made with lemons from our own trees - very popular with our local Turkish friends! A popular and idyllic place for sailing, Gocek does not cater for the package market. Although many locals gain most of their income from tourism, life in the surrounding villages and mountains continues much as it has done for centuries.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a very special part of Turkey, as many visitors have come to discover, several of them returning each year. With so much to see and do, spectacular scenery and historical sites, a temperate climate, the warm, genuine hospitality of the locals, and fresh locally produced food, Gocek provides the perfect place for a holiday.

Sailing for which the area is best known provides exhilaration, real relaxation, and the opportunity to visit beautiful places inaccessible by any other means. Mooring up overnight in a tiny bay gives us opportunities for quiet reading, fishing, swimming in the clear turquoise sea, snorkeling, enjoying good food, wine and spectacular sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We highly recommend this beautiful house away from the chaos of package holiday makers. In a peaceful location, it is ideally situated and dining out in the evening is superb. The owners are lovely people. Sailing around the islands was an unforgettable experience. Our fourth visit! The Gerard Family, Strasbourg, France.

Everything about Gocek and the house was just how we remembered it - fabulous! We loved the sailing to otherwise unreachable bays and the rustic restaurants. Perfect relaxation! Jane and Stuart James, Worcester

Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home for a relaxing 2 weeks - stunning scenery, deserted bays, great food and wine, wonderful sailing--- memories of which will stay with us. John and Julie, Belfast

Thank you for a perfect week of peace and relaxation and the wonderful day on Sevinc. Your hospitality could not have been bettered. Robert and Fiona. Kent
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Göcek in Dalaman

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • An extra bathroom is available in the basement
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Two bedrooms on each floor, one large double/twin, one small double/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning is provided in the bedrooms only. The property benefits from central heating and log fires for use in the winter months. A travel cot can be made available. We regret that we do not have sofa beds and are unable to exceed the max number of guests allowed. Television, CD and DVD players are not provided in order to preserve the peaceful atmosphere. Guests are welcome to bring iPods/portable DVD players for their personal use. Wi fi access available in Gocek. There is an internet cafe, and many bars, cafes and restaurants offer free wi-fi. Outside: The houses have a large pool 5.5x10.5m and 1.3-1.6 'depth. The pool and garden are maintained daily. Surrounded by terraces, there is ample space for relaxation. Sun loungers, mattresses, and umbrellas are provided. There is an external shower for pool use. Fragrant honeysuckle, together with blue and white jasmine, create a wonderful scent in the early morning and evening, with citrus trees, oleander, hibiscus, roses and colorful begonvil hedging and shrubs providing an array of colour throughout the season. There is a portable barbecue. Safe street parking is located behind the houses


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Close to pine forests, marinas and village. Ideal for couples/families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment at Villa Yasemin was very clean and comfortable, self contained, with a traditional Turkish theme. This was my first time to this part of Turkey and I was most impressed. The gardens were well kept with lovely fragrant shrubs and fruit trees surrounding the villas. The icing on the cake was the lovely pool sitting between the two properties with ample relaxing space to enjoy the sun. My friend and I also enjoyed the benefit of the covered veranda attached to the apartment . Villas are closely situated in a secluded part of old Gocek adjacent to pine forest and is very quiet ideal for friends, couples or family holidays.

The villas are approx 15-20 minute steady walk into the town and marina/harbour areas, however taxis are plentiful and very reasonable. The town itself is wonderfully relaxing with plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from with first class cuisine and service. Shops are varied with local crafts and specialities and fabulous supermarkets and delis, bakeries

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry to miss you on your first visit but hope that you will visit us again. Gocek remains relatively undiscovered by many but those who have found this beautiful part of Turkey return year after year.
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Lovely Apartment/Villa in Gocek

  • 5 of 5

Yet another super relaxing holiday in this lovely ground floor apartment with shaded terrace. Have stayed at these apartments many times and just love the location comfort and amenities they have to offer. Introduced many friends to the delights of Gocek and we are never disappointed . Hilary and Tony always ensure that we have everything we need. A welcome pack is provided on arrival which is all one needs to get you started. Apartments are comfortable spacious and furnished in traditional Turkish style. There's a lovely pool and fragrant gardens to enjoy. The town is only 15-20 mins walk as is the marina and harbour . There's an abundance of good restaurants to enjoy as well as bars and some lovely shops delis and supernarmarkets. The local bakery is worth a visit as is the Sunday market for local produce. It's very reasonable to eat out at this sophisticated resort . A days sailing around the bay is a must and there are plenty of tourist trips available from the harbour. So looking forward to returning in September

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to be able to welcome our guests back on a regular basis, many who have become good friends. We hope that you will be able to take the opportunity to explore some of the surrounding mountain areas and villages on another trip.
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to Turkey and specifically the beautiful small coastal resorts within easy transfer of Dalaman Airport. We always aim to find somewhere different on each visit and what a delight it was to find Gocek, definitely our favourite location to date, so much so that we are breaking our golden rule of not visiting the same place twice and have already booked to return next year. We are even returning to Villa Yasemin!

From our first contact with Hilary and Tony to make an enquiry about the Villa to the day of our departure, their friendless and hospitality was fantastic. The Villa is set on the edge of a beautiful pine forest in a rural location and so peaceful, yet only a 10 - 15 minute walk from the beautiful centre of Gocek and the fabulous waterfront restaurants. Don’t be put off by one or two guide books that suggest Gocek is expensive and sometimes a little snobby, yes there are some exclusive marina restaurants which are pricier than some of the more traditional family run restaurants, but everywhere we visited was welcoming, friendly and affordable.

But to be honest the best part of our holiday was spent at the Villa, either lounging by the pool which is set in a beautifully maintained garden and only a few steps from the veranda or in the evening it was just magical sitting on veranda with a glass or two of wine contemplating how to spend the next sunny day in beautiful Gocek.

Villa Yasmin is delightful, a real credit to Hilary and Tony and we thank them for making our holiday so special (see you next June if not before!). Finally a quick mention about Turkey; if recent troubles have put you off visiting, we can honestly say that the people are so friendly and welcoming that you can’t help but feel safe and relaxed; we will definitely be encouraging our friends to make Turkey, Gocek and Villa Yasemin a future holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have you both to stay and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Gocek is a real gem and still to be discovered by many! Our location is in one of the nicest parts of old Gocek and as you discovered it is a tranquil place for a relaxing holiday. Thank you for writing such a positive review.
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Pure heaven, peace & tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Amazing setting with fruit trees and fragrant flowers; Hilary & Tony were brilliant hosts providing as much useful information as we wanted to take in. The accommodation was clean and practical, we spent most of our time on the terrace and around the wonderful pool. Gocek is perfect if you are looking for a chilled out relaxing experience, fabulous restaurants and very friendly locals (with no hard sell tactics). We will be back without doubt, we have found our perfect holiday destination, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa Yasemin in lovely Gocek

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 (5 in the villa and 2 in the apartment) had a lovely 2 weeks at Yasemin in Gocek. The villa is ideal for a family with full amenities and a very large pool. The beautiful gardens around the villa and the pool added to the calmness with lemon and fig trees in abundance.Although there's no wifi the kids managed to get over that fairly quickly and every restaurant in town had wifi..It is an easy 15 - 20 min stroll downhill from the villa to the town centre and if you don't fancy a walk back then there's plenty of taxis for 10 tl (£2.50). Every restaurant we tried was good and all meals and drinks are far cheaper than UK prices. Everyone in Turkey was pleasant and genuinely welcoming. The hosts provided a very detailed welcome pack. The pool cleaner and cleaning staff that visited were pleasant and helpful. Our kids sailed at the Gocek sailing club for a few days and we had a private charter of a yacht for a day which was the highlight of the holiday, Don't forget to visit the Turkish Bath / Haman. I'd recommend both Yasemin and Gocek to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are pleased that you all had such a lovely holiday together and that you appreciated the hospitality of the local people. We were very sorry on this occasion not to welcome you personally, but hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Peaceful idyll in Gocek

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay here in July. Desirous of a quiet and relaxing self catering option for a couple without children, we searched owners direct for something suitable. How pleased we were with the result! The villa is spacious, clean and comfortable - outside the veranda and pool are everything you could want and more. Hilary and Tony are there with all the extra knowledge you could want and they are lovely too!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased that our house in this lovely old quiet part of Gocek lived up to your expectations! Hopefully you returned relaxed and re vitalised with good memories of true Turkish hospitality. We do hope to see you again sometime in the future.
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Fethiye for Rhodes
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Dual carriageway D400
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Natural Garden Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.75 Kilometres
D Marin
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is excellent for sailing due to the weather and relatively stable wind conditions.


The nearest beaches are situated at D Marin, Gocek Island, a water taxi ride from the town marina. Both private beaches - ask for charges - overlooking a quiet and secluded part of the gulf. Inlice, 10 mins by taxi or car on the Fethiye road, can be reached via the dolmus. Gunluklu and Katranci 15 mins the next bays after Inlice, beautiful small quiet beaches with some facilities. A variety of water sports can be arranged in local bays.


The nearest airport is Dalaman 22km. Private or taxi transfers can be arranged to and from the airport. Charter flights are available from most UK regional airports. Guests often choose to combine a stay with a visit to another area of Turkey. The excellent road network is served by dolmus / minibus.


Nearest mini market (fresh bread and basic provisions) 5 mins walk. Village (restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and all essentials): 10-15 mins walk. Marinas/Waterfront 10-15 mins walk. Hammam at Club Marina 10 mins free ferry from Skopea marina. Gocek weekly market: 15 mins walk. Fethiye, bustling market town with weekly bazaar and quaint shops: 40 mins by dolmus/bus. Dalyan, ruins at Caunos, Iztuzu beach: 50 mins drive. Tlos, Saklikent gorge: 60 mins. Kayakoy, deserted village: 50mins.

Further Details:

Food in Turkey is fresh and seasonal. The locals all have a small plot of land where they grow their own fruit, herbs and vegetables, keep a cow, a few goats, chickens, one or two sheep, bees, and produce milk, butter, cheese, delicious honey, bread, olive oil etc. The weekly market is a must for stocking up on fresh seasonal local produce, and cooked pancakes - gozleme - and rotisserie chicken should not be missed! There are several well stocked mini markets and supermarkets in Gocek all offering a delivery service. Taxis are inexpensive and available from the village square. Eating out is affordable and a real pleasure. There is an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes to read all tastes. The friendly, welcoming hospitality and hardworking nature of the Turkish people is always evident. Major Turkish banks have branches in Gocek and there are several ATM machines. Medical and dental facilities, hairdressing, barber, massage and beauty treatments are available - all excellent. There are a wide range of shopping opportunities for gifts, clothes, Turkish linens and towels etc. Many places of historic interest can be visited within a day. Further afield, requiring an overnight stay are: Ephesus, Selcuk and the wine producing village of Sirince, Pammukale and its 'cotton castles', the amphitheater at Aspendos beyond Antalya for ballet and opera productions. Cappadocia, with its amazing landscape requires a few days to explore. An easy 10 hr drive, it is an amazing place and well worth it. A range of water sports can be found close by: diving, parasailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, ringos and white water rafting. Early and late season is a popular time for nature lovers. There are many beautiful walks and drives in the mountains above Fethiye and around Lake Koycegiz. Gocek is a popular place for sailing, providing many opportunities for day trips as well as excellent facilities for the keen yachtsman.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Göcek, Turkey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
9 Jul 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Season
25 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices above are for the 2 bed apt. The balcony apt attracts 10% discount in early spring and late season.
Prices for whole house rental as follows:
Spring/early summer - £795
Peak Season - £895
Late season - £795
On receipt of the booking forms, a 35% non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days to secure a booking. The balance as shown on the invoice is payable 8 weeks prior to departure, together with the fully refundable security deposit. Early booking is recommended as we attract many repeat guests who appreciate the peace and tranquility we offer. Payments are accepted via BACS or internet bank transfer.

Cancellation fees
Guests are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance.
50% refund up to 30 days of travel date
100% refund up to 60 days of travel date
Any cancellation by the owner due to unforseen circumstances would result in a full repayment.
Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days outside high season, and 10-12 days stays possible, an ideal arrangement for those combining a visit to another part of Turkey or with a sailing trip. Normal check in after 15.00, departure 10.30. Alternatives by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices in UK pounds. Please ask for rates in lira or euros. Periods of eg 10-12 nights can be arranged. £50 house (£30 apartment) departure cleaning/laundry charge applies per booking together with a refundable security deposit of £150 ( £100 apartment). Rental cost includes house linen and white towels. Guests are kindly asked to bring their own towels for pool and beach use.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.