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Accommodation In The Tranquil Stunning Location Of Gocek, Close To The Sea With - Apartment (Sleeps 2/3)



Updated: 12-Sep-2016
House / Apartment in Gocek, Fethiye / Mugla, Aegean Region, Turkey - Set In A Sought After Area Within In A Walled Garden, With 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 either a whole house or as one or 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 houses share the large pool and are close to the sea. A car is not necessary as all amenities are within a 15min walk. Guests often choose to rent one for a few days to explore inland. Undiscovered 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.

Details for holiday apartment Apartment (Sleeps 2/3), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

A popular choice for couples, each of the ground/first floor apartments have the same layout and facilities, each 48sq.m providing 1 small double bedroom used as a single, and one larger twin / double, shower/WC and living/dining/kitchen area with log fire. Facilities include 4 ring hob, kettle, toaster and a fridge/freezer.

There is a large dining table, coffee table and cushioned bamboo seating.

Additional storage is provided in the living area of the first floor apartment and a there is small shaded balcony with wooden seats, instead of the larger covered terrace on the ground floor.

Both apartments have access to the laundry facilities in the basement. A marble staircase connects each floor. Decoration is in simple traditional Turkish style.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

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!

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Altrincham Cheshire

Glorious Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Another delightful stay at Villa Yasemin. Comfortable, spacious with all amenities close by.. Grateful to receive a welcome pack on arrival including a lovely bottle of wine! Set in a peaceful location on the edge of a fragrant pine forest the ground floor apartment had everything we needed for a perfect relaxing break with a lovely pool and gardens to enjoy.

The villas/apartments are in a quiet location in the old part of Gocek and the shops,bars and restaurants plus marinas/town harbour are all within 15-20minute walk. There are many good restaurants along the waterside. Menus are varied but choices and quality of dishes are superb. Particularly recommend fish restaurants ( Dim Elit and Can ) and there are several excellent steak and speciality kebab eateries to choose from. Thanks go to Hilary and Tony, once again , for making our holiday so very special every time we come.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment and Garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Gocek. Yasmin Ev was everything we hoped for and more. We arrived in the dark to a welcoming house and Tony and Hilary were there to greet us, the fridge was even stocked with breakfast and Hilary's wonderful homemade Lemon Curd. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed for a self catering holiday, though the local restaurants were so good we didn't cook that often. The pool and garden are beautiful and tended to daily, the sent of Jasmin (hence the name) fills the air. We spent 2 days on their yacht which was the highlight of our holiday, we all helped with sailing, a great experience for real novices like us. Hilary and Tony are great hosts and we will be recommending Yasmin Ev to all of our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Manchester

I didn't want to come home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful holiday, mother and adult daughter, who write this jointly. The highlight was the two days we spent on Tony and Hilary's yacht "Sevinc", our first introduction to sailing. Wow! The first night was spent at a large Marina, the second, by contrast, at a tiny cove with access via the sea only. Sleeping under the stars on deck (optional!) was truly romantic. Gocek does not cater for the package market, so if you like doing your own thing, this is the place for you. A car is not necessary unless you want to explore the interior. The apartment is A short walk from Gocek,about 15 mins away, and gives you a large choice of restaurants/coffee shops that are not all the same, and the shops offer interesting merchandise. The leather shops are particularly good, with good quality soft leather items on offer. There is a gorgeous nearby restaurant that does a take away service with mezze (appetizers) plus tender meats, that is no more expensive than preparing a meal yourself. The accommodation at Yasmin Ev was comfortable, spacious, air conditioned, and well equipped for catering. The pool was very clean...a pool man tends to it every day. The photographs on the website are very appealing, but the real thing even more so. Also quiet, no children when we were there late June, and very relaxing. Tony and Hilary are exceptional hosts, being very friendly, helpful, but not intrusive. Love to return there!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Altrincham Cheshire

Stunning villa in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Yasemin is a beautiful villa situated close to the village centre of Gocek with it's many shops, restaurants and stunning marina all within 15 minutes walk. I have stayed here on many occasions and it is certainly a place to relax and unwind.The wonderful homely atmosphere, comfort and hospitality of the owners far exceeds anywhere else I have stayed. There are a good variety of tours available and the village dolmus can take you to Fethiye and other local places of interest. The abandoned village of Kayakoy is worth a visit as are the

Lycian tombs in Fethiye. The owners are always happy to assist guests if required. If you enjoy sailing and get the chance to spend a day or a couple of nights on their 40' ft yacht ' Sevinc ' this is highly recommended. This part of Turkey, in the beautiful turquoise waters around Fethiye Bay, is stunning. We stayed for two weeks in September and the weather was perfect every day. Our next visit can't come soon enough!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Wales

Fabulous Holidays

  • 5 of 5

We have been lucky enough to have had 4 holidays with our 2 daughters, now aged 11 and 13, in Villa Yasemin in the past few years and always have great fun together. Hilary and Tony are excellent hosts and make things so easy for you in the build up to the holiday and during the stay in Gocek.

We love spending time around and in the pool and later in the day, the short stroll into town gives us all plenty of time to decide which of the many lovely restaurants to go to. If you need a change from enjoying the pool and lovely garden, we recommend a day trip around the islands on a boat called Serdar which you take from the Gocek sea front or maybe try a visit to Gocek island and on Sunday mornings, you've got to go for Gozleme pancakes in the market.

We always feel completely relaxed as soon as we arrive and re-charged after a stay in Villa Yasemin and Gocek. Hoping to be back sometime soon !!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Altrincham Cheshire

Fabulous location/villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a lovely quiet location but within 15 minute walk from marinas and village. Plenty of excursions can be arranged locally and village has an abundance of quality restaurants and shops.We stayed in the apartment which is fully equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Property all very clean and comfortable and the owners always make our stay so enjoyable. A trip on their yacht is highly recommended. We have enjoyed so many visits to this beautiful area and special thanks to Hilary and Tony for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

The villa is in a perfect, peaceful location and although not in a flight path, is only 20 mins from Dalaman airport. The close proximity to the marina and the 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Fethiye for Rhodes at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Dual carriageway D400 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Natural Garden Restaurant at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 0.75 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our 40 'sailing yacht' Sevinc can occasionally be made available to our guests for an overnight stay in a small bay. The area is excellent for sailing due to the weather and relatively stable wind conditions. Please contact us for full details.


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 trip to Istanbul - flights are available from here to Dalaman, while some travelling from other parts of Europe fly to Antalya which is a 3 hour drive. 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.


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Booking Notes:
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 10 weeks prior to departure, together with fully refundable security deposit. Early booking is recommended as we attract many repeat guests who appreciate the peace and tranquility.Payments are accepted via BACS or internet bank transfer.

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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From the Owner

This is a very special part of Turkey, as many of our guests 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. Our sailing yacht 'Sevinc' 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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Area


  • Books

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Self-catering


  • 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 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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