Villa in Dalyan, Mugla, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location With Lots To Do
Villa Eanda was designed in the shape of a propeller. It has a central hub with 3 blades, an elegant curved marble staircase that takes you to the upper wings with bedrooms and balconies. Travertine marble which extends out to the pool area creating a sense of light and space to compliment the environment for a relaxing holiday. Outside in the tranquil garden you have a large private salt swimming pool, jacuzzi, BBQ, sink, and a large Turkish Kurch. The poolside also has an outdoor shower and toilet facilities to save you going indoors, and to make your holiday even more chilled you have an outside bar / kitchen area complete with washing machine fridge freezer. The villa design ensures each bedroom is separate with its own terrace or balcony. Each wing of the house is joined by a terrace or balcony to enable the occupants to select sunshine or shade what ever the holiday heart desires. Slowly as the light fades across the sky, the stunning sunsets begin for your visual pleasure.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Hello my name is Alan Thomas I live in a small village near Cambridge UK. We never imagined we would have a house in Turkey but we had our first visit in 2008 and fell in love with the area.
We both enjoy the Dalyan environment as much today as we did on our first visit in summer of 2008.
Guestbook comments from the owner
From John Shergold Camberley UK - It was good to talk to you earlier this week. Thanks for the call. We had a fantastic holiday at Eanda. Speaking for myself it was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had, no exaggeration. The Villa is very comfortable and Dalyan is a great place to wander and relax. Locals are brilliant people.
The Millers & The Murrays Scotland - Just wanted to drop you a wee note to say what a wonderful week we all had at your villa in Dalyan. Fantastic house, beautiful location. It was a first visit to Turkey for all of us... certainly not our last! Thanks & best regards Gillian Miller
Hi Alan, We have just got back from our holiday last week and just wanted to say a big thanks for letting us all use your superb place. We had a wonderful time - I think it is probably the best villa we have stayed at over many years of travelling to Europe and USA. The pool is fantastic
Mike and family.
5 based on 14 holidaymaker reviews
This is the second year of staying at Alan's wonderful villa. The location is just outside of town in a lovely rural setting. I have been coming to Turkey for many years and Villa Eanda is set in the most beautiful maintained gardens I have ever seen, and just to add to that having the mountains as a backdrop adds to the wow factor. The salt water pool is just wonderful. The villa itself is beautifully kept, equipped with everything needed to make your stay hassle free and memorable. Alan the owner can not be more helpful and Sinan his manager is brilliant and is always on hand iif you need anything. Any excursions he will be able to arrange for you. He also runs a restaurant which we visited several times as the food at his place is delicious. If you choose to stay at Villa Eander like us you will want to come back time after time, as it has everything needed for a wonderful holiday for all ages.
Beautiful villa Eanda
We are a party of 10 and this year had an addition of my 1 year old granddaughter. This is the 4th time I have taken my family to this beautiful villa. From day one of booking the villa Alan the owner sorts everything out. He will help with everything you require including transfers/shopping for your arrival etc, he is always available for any questions you may have. Sinan is his right hand man when you arrive in beautiful Dalyan and is also only a call away if you require anything, this year my granddaughter was not well and had a temperature, one call to Sinan and a taxi was outside the villa to take her to the doctors he also asked the driver to wait for us and bring us back to the vill and even popped around later to check everything was ok, what a complete star. Sinan also welcomes you on your arrival and runs his own family restaurant which is well worth a visit. The villa is fully equipped for your stay and stands in its own beautiful gardens with a view of a magical mountain to die for, the pool is a salt water pool and we have found it so much nicer than the tradtional pools that you get at most other villas it was especially nice for the baby this year, all I hope is that we will be able to return to this villa for a fifth time as it is loved so much by my family and is now treated as our second home, after two weeks holiday, we returned on Sunday and by Monday we were all wishing we were back there, thank you Alan for sharing your beautiful villa x
Villa Eanda - What a fantastic Villa!!
This was our first ever villa holiday abroad, as we normally stay in all inclusive hotels. And may I say we were totally delighted with the Villa Eanda. This is now the way that we holiday abroad in the summer months.
We travelled as a party of three adults and two teenage children, aged 16 and 14 years. We arrived at the Villa Eanda to find that it was exactly as described and the organization of our holiday was second to none from booking to having food on our arrival at the villa. It is a totally stunning villa in a stunning location. The villa is well equipped with everything you need and more. The saltwater pool was amazing. The villa boasts a fantastic orchard of limes, lemons and pomegranates! There is a lot to see and do in Dalyan so you can do as much or as little as you wish. The 12 Island boat trip is a fantastic day out for all the family and would highly recommend this! There are lots of lovely restaurants and cafe bars to choose from serving lovely food and ice cold drinks.
Alan & Sinan were fabulous people to deal with and nothing was ever too much trouble.
This was everything we wanted from our holiday & we will return in the near future!
A simply fantastic holiday!!
A fantastic villa in an amazing location
We have just returned from an amazing 10 day stay in this wonderful villa. We are 2 families (9 in total) and the villa was very spacious and fully equipped to a very high standard which made our stay even better. The bedrooms are big and air conditioned, each with their own modern en-suite which was great. The inside living area was absolutely fine (although not used much) and the inside kitchen very spacious with plenty of storage and fridge space. The outside kitchen was a bonus with an additional fridge/freezer to cool the drinks!!!! The pool and sun patio were amazing. A large pool and Jacuzzi which were surrounded by plenty of sun loungers (12 I think) and the most fantastic views. The villa itself is situated too far out of Dalyan to walk in the blazing heat or if you have little kids, but taxis to and from cost 15 TL each way (about £3.50) and were with you very promptly and take less than 5 minutes to get into the centre.
Sinan was very welcoming and could not do enough to help to ensure our stay was as we wanted.
We loved Dalyan - so much to see and do. Would fully recommend the river boat trips down to the beach and up to the lake. One of these we did in the evening and had an evening BBQ and night swimming - was great! Also the 12 island cruise was the most magical day - we swam with Loggerhead turtles!!! Lots of restaurants to choose from - many with waterside locations overlooking the tombs, and each we found to serve lovely food.
We will definitely return one day!!!
Total wow factor
Villa Eanda is everything and more than described !
The location and surroundings were second to none along with all the facilities needed for our 16 night holiday.
We booked the villa to accommodate six adults and two children, to stay in lovely Dalyan, a place we have stayed approx seven times in the past and never fails to deliver the recommended dose of total relaxation and chill out !
Alan couldn't have been more helpful before, during and following our holiday and returning our deposit extremely quickly. Alan's manager Sinan was a total gentleman, where nothing was too much trouble, and we must recommend "Sinans Place" where the food is amazing and the service extremely friendly and professional 🤗 Summarising our total experience would be to say a massive thankyou to Alan and hope that we may stay at Villa Eamda in the future .......
Villa Eanda - Simply Stunning
As soon as we booked Villa Eanda, we knew we were going to enjoy this holiday! Alan Thomas (the owner) and his House Manager, Sinan were first class, and could not do enough so that we had the best experience. We had never been to Turkey before, so from the moment we landed in Turkey airport, a car was organised and waiting for us, our food shopping was there at the Villa upon our arrival and places of interest were recommended, taking the hassle away from us, so that we could just enjoy this beautiful Villa. When you open the front door, you get the WOW factor, it’s a fabulously stunning Villa, finished to a very high standard, the rooms have marbled flooring and are spacious with en-suites and balconies to enjoy the stunning view of the mountains. Then you step outside and get another WOW with the private salt water pool, Jacuzzi, Kurch and orchards and more. As soon as we arrived we dived into the lit up pool at 1am and relaxed thereafter in the Kurch listening to the tranquillity of the wildlife up in the mountains.
The food is excellent and the people very friendly and with the help and assistance from Alan & Sinan made this holiday the best we have had in many, many years, thank you both.
We will certainly stay here again, it was everything we wanted from our holiday, relaxing, fun, hassle free, more than enough space for a large party, the kids were never bored and the weather hot.
Simple fantastic and highly recommended.
From the Owner
“What struck us about Dalyan is the combination of lovely things in the area. Mountain backdrops, the excellent world renowned beach, conservation area, ancient historical sites, the river flowing from the huge lake to the sea, to name but a few. All these natural environments are complimented by the lovely nature of the local people who really want you to have an enjoyable time. We chose to have it built just a 20 min stroll from the town in a well respected area called Arikbasi known for its peacefulness in what still is a working agricultural landscape. When you sit in the garden and relax the only noises will be birds and the gentle rippling swimming pool .”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Great area for cycling and walking, scuba and snorkeling. horse riding, boating, canoeing, white water rafting etc. The ancient city of Caunos (3000 yrs BC) is a 15 min walk away from Dalyan and has only recently begun to be excavated. A plethora of excellent river-side restaurants often provide views of the famous Lycian rock tombs, a fabulous setting for an evening meal. They are an inspiration to all who see them.
Dalyan is a super place and has a lot to offer its visitors; as well as the normal sun, sea and sand, it also has a freshwater lake, a river, mud baths, hot springs, an historic city and beautiful mountain scenery in whichever direction you look. The whole region is a national conservation area, and home to numerous varieties of birds, and turtle, including the protected loggerhead Caretta Caretta sea turtle. The beautiful Itsuzu (Turtle Beach) is a 25 minute boat ride away or 5 minutes by car.
28mins transfer from Dalaman airport and transfers can be arranged via our service people. We sometimes hire a car and always enjoy cycling, walking or in the evening inexpensive taxis. Car hire is available in the town, and we can advise good tariffs with our contact Huseyn.
The nearest shop is about 800m. Center of Dalyan with many many shops and restaurants is 1.6km away. Beach about 5 mins drive or a 30 min water taxi from Dalyan riverside.
Dalyan market is on a saturday but the town has a choice of small supermarkets. There are two banks in Dalyan, a post office, and four atm machines. Turkey was once famous for its millionaires, because the exchange rate was over 2 million to the pound. That has changed, and the decimal point has moved – it is now a variable, but fairly stable between 2. 2 to 2. 5 to the pound!
the fresh fruit and vegetables are ‘to die for’ and this is reflected in the turkish cuisine. There are enough good restaurants in dalyan to eat at a different one each evening for two months, and still have some to visit!
turkey has a wonderful summer climate, and extremely pleasant temperatures from early spring until well beyond autumn. There is a cooling breeze, often running between the inland lake and the sea in dalyan, but it is unwise not to take high factor protection against the sun.
please ensure you have valid passports for everyone in your party, and check that each passport will be valid for at least six months after your scheduled return date.
normal european adapters can be used for your electricals – the voltage is 220volts ac, and villa eanda has 6 of these. Please can you leave these behind for the following guests.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Autumn Spring 2016/17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Deposits non refundable unless property is re let prior to 90 days before booked arrival date.
Final payment .80% refunded if re let before 4 weeks to planned arrival date .
50% refund if property re let between 4 weeks and arrival date .
The percentages are of the re let price .
Changeover day is flexible depending on departure and arrival times.
Arrival 3pm departure 10am.
A late departure is an option at extra cost.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“I will explain what people tell us they like about our villa. The house is very well equipped and built to a superb standard, but what really comes across is how fast the guests relax in the 1700sqm garden and orchard area by the pool. Our guests love the tranquillity of the garden, and start to unwind within minutes. They enjoy the orchard surrounded by flowers, the fruit trees, and the gentle breeze that flows across the delta between the town and the beach. It really is a tranquil garden. Most have mentioned sitting by the pool with a chilled drink from the outside bar, and lazily watching the swallows dipping in to the pool as they fly across. In the evening the night sky is just stunning, and our guests have really enjoyed watching the many beautiful shooting stars.”
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Stereo ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- water parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 1750 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- All 5 bedrooms have identical marble en-suites which comprise of toilet/bidet , sink and shower.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 maximum (5 Identical En-Suite Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: All 5 bedrooms are the same size and have identical facilities. 3 x king size double bedrooms (1 on ground floor). 2 x twin bed bedrooms (1 on ground floor). There are also 3 hairdryers.
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe
- Garden ...
- Notes on accommodation: In the hub of the house we have installed a wood / coal burner, which at 12 kw is absolutely cosy and warm in the cooler evenings in winter. All the air-conditioning units also have the ability to be used as fan heaters. Outside: All flooring is in travertine marble which extends out to the pool area creating a sense of light and space to compliment the environment for a relaxing holiday. outside in the tranquil garden you have a large private salt swimming pool (approx 52 sqm, shallow end 1. 2m - deep end 1. 65m) and jacuzzi. For outdoor cooking you have a bbq, sink, and workspace. The poolside also has an outdoor shower and toilet facilities to save you going indoors, and to make your holiday even more chilled you have an outside bar area complete with washing machine and a large fridge freezer, for those essential cold refreshing drinks. the garden also hosts a typical turkish kurch so you can laze away on soft furnishings under the shade listening to the birdsong and feeling the gentle breeze that flows across the delta. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Iron and ironing board, clothes airer and washing line, white towels for inside the villa - Brown pool towels. Mid holiday clean available . Pool service twice a day. Gardeners several times a week. Other: Books and board games (please leave any unwanted read books behind) - airport transfers (extra charge). 1 stairgate that can be used in doorways, but not the stairs. Turkish mobile phone for guests convenience .