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Three Villa Apartments In Spacious Garden Facing The Sea, With Mountain Views - Apollon Apartment, Villa Begonia

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Aug-2016
Villa apartments in Fethiye, between Calis and Fethiye Town, Turkey - Near Sea In Peaceful, Quiet Location

Ayyildiz Apollon & Melek are set in a lovely large garden of flowers and trees in a quiet residential location in Fethiye, with an easy walk to all facilities, or frequent minibuses; no need to drive. Situated in a newly built traditional style villa, not on a holiday complex, comfortably furnished with Turkish fabrics and rugs throughout. Within the garden are shaded seating areas, a large swimming and children's splash pools.Plenty of beaches to choose from, sandy or pebbly, in the surrounding area. The apartments are suitable for people who want a personal and traditional Turkish experience. The owners and representative are English&Turkish, with extensive experience in Turkey, so language with local knowledge is at hand. They are just 5-7 minutes walk from the sea, located between Calis and Fethiye Town centre, approximately 20-30 minutes walk/5 min bus from both, with weekly local markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, cheeses, yoghurts, textiles, jewellery etc.

Details for holiday apartment Apollon Apartment, Villa Begonia, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

First floor level: Bedroom one with double bed, clothes storage, french doors to balcony, mountain views. Air-con/heating. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, clothes storage, french doors to balcony, mountain views Air-con/heating Fully tiled bathroom with shower cubicle, basin and wc.

Kitchen with gas hob, microwave oven, washing machine, large fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, etc. Plenty of pots, dishes and crockery etc for families/entertaining.

Hallway store with useful equipment, iron and ironing board, emergency lighting (for the occasional power cut) etc.

Living room with sofa bed (single/small double) side tables, TV (satellite), hifi with CD, tape and radio. French doors to large balcony with tables and seating, BBQ, overlooking garden and pools, mountain views.

Spiral stairway to garden

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

After many years exploring and enjoying the Mediterranean regions of both Greece and Turkey, in 2003 I purchased the first Ayyildiz and began making a special holiday home. As a yoga practitioner, I like to practise regularly and keep equipment at Ayyildiz for my own and my guests' use.

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1 holidaymaker review

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'Happy Returns'

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at the pink Villa Begonia in 2011. Ayyildiz Apt was a super location for our early spring visit to Turkey. We stayed late March-early April. We were thrilled by the beauty and history of the area, with snow capped mountains around us while we enjoyed the warm sun. The wisteria blossom around the villa was stunning and we felt the flowers in the garden welcomed us as we arrived! The apartment was very comfortable with all we needed like home from home and the lovely big pool was open,unlike many others which didn't open until May. There was plenty to do and see, with a good pack of information provided. We love to walk and enjoyed many seaside strolls both to Fethiye centre and nearby Calis. The fresh food in the markets was great and we enjoyed cooking and eating in and also visiting many friendly and economic restaurants.We didn't want to hire a car and didn't need one. The little dolmus buses are great! The owner was very helpful, answering our various questions before we went and her local friend was available to answer more while we were there.

We returned for a late summer visit in 2012, this time staying in the delightful Apollon Apt, with its lovely views, enjoying the large pool and spacious garden between our excursions and explorations of ancient sites and small villages and lovely walks.

This time we came in high summer, staying once again in Apollon. We really appreciated the pool and lovely breeze, when returning from town or beach to the villa during the hottest days. The seaside walk was better than ever with the development of the promenade and new cafe and restaurant just down at the sea end of our road, where we could take a 5 minute stroll to watch the sunset into the sea and enjoy wonderful Turkish cuisine. As before we were welcomed by the friendly Turkish caretaker, who was always available if needed and helped our understanding of Turkish customs and where to find the best bargains, tastiest meals and unadvertised delights.

Apollon apartment is ideal for us: quiet and peaceful in a Turkish neighbourhood with friendly welcoming local people, away from the tourist sights and sounds but with everything we needed or wanted at the villa or nearby. Now there's a 24 hour shop, just 3 minutes walk away and plenty of choices if we want to eat out, or get a take-away or home delivery and just enjoy a quiet meal on the balcony under the stars. Looking forward to returning again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Mimi. I'ts good to hear about your continued enjoyment of the villa during different seasons. Since your last visit we have made a few additions. We installed a pretty wrought iron spiral staircase (with a lockable gate) from the Apollo salon balcony to enable direct access to the garden and pool. We have also added a full size shaded swing seat in the garden, near the pool, with views of the mountains. The new restaurant down the road has continued to develop its menu and another café/bar opened during winter, right at the waters edge, with super views of the islands. Great for breakfasts, lunches, sunset drinks and dinners. We also now offer personal wifi devices for use during your stay.We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Location

From the Owner

I chose the lovely Akarca area of Fethiye, with mountain views and level walks for its accessibility. Fethiye is convenient for the airport, and also for exploring further into Turkey. Begonia apartments have easy access to both beach and town, by walking, bus or car, whilst being in a quiet residential neighbourhood. I really enjoy the 'taste of Turkey' which I experience here; the people, the food, the music. Being 'off the beaten track' its possible to just relax in the garden or by the pool and forget one's workaday life. However when I want it, there's a lively town in one direction with many delightful restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, shops, a cultural centre, harbour, tours and more. In the other direction is the beach resort Calis and nearby, traditional village life of Gunlukbasi.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Yoga equipment is available for guests' personal practice whilst staying at Ayyildiz and Apollon apartments; please enquire for details.

The apartments are for people seeking a quiet relaxed holiday and, while families and groups are welcome, this is not an environment for loud noisy play or parties. As this is not a holiday complex, there are no bars on site. The garden is large with an open outlook, with only one building, and is very different from the newest developments which have several buildings facing each other across a smaller pool.The three apartments; Ayyildiz, Melek and Apollon form half of the large pretty pink villa. It has been enjoyed by those coming for a peaceful writing, study or painting break.

Coast/Beach:

The sea is a level 5/7 minute walk, at the bottom of the road, and the area is popular for fishing. From there you can walk to the left along the promenade, with activities and cafes, or alternatively, right towards Calis, finding free empty beaches and others with cafes or restaurants and sunbeds. Beyond the town there are numerous bays, some sandy, some pebbly but all with crystal clear water and many ideal for snorkeling, which can be reached by the frequent minibuses or car if preferred.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Dalaman, 42km, which is approximately 45 minutes drive or 50 minutes by bus. Transfers can be arranged.Or take ferry/hydrofoil from Rhodes. During your stay, you can fly Dalaman- Istanbul-Dalaman for a day out. Once in Fethiye a car is unnecessary as you can walk to all local amenities or take boats or minibuses to visit other beaches, villages and towns. There are also plenty of local taxis. Car hire is available and enables independent exploration if desired.

Distances:

The apartments are not on a holiday complex but in a quiet residential part of Fethiye itself. From here it is a 20 minute walk (5 minute drive or bus ride)to the centre of Calis and approximately 30 minutes walk to Old Fethiye and harbour(5-10 minutes by car or bus). Gocek, Olu Deniz and other quiet villages and beaches are nearby and accessed by minibuses which run from the end of the road.(5 minutes walk) Buses run late into the night, enabling long day/evening outings with no need to drive.

Further Details:

Fethiye is situated in a bay with numerous islands which can be visited by boat trips from the harbour. Carpet shops, boutiques, restaurants and clubs are found in the old town and restaurants and bars line the promenade and harbour side. With the variety of places to eat, drink, and relax, many pleasant hours can be spent watching people, boats, and the Fethiye pelicans! Treat yourself to a Turkish bath or visit to the Turkish barber. There are also ancient Lycian rock tombs cut into the hillside and other areas of historical interest.

To our right is Calis, with its famous beach and sunsets, water park and variety of restaurants. You don't need a car, (Dolmus or public minibuses seem to go everywhere) but it can add to the holiday allowing the freedom to explore, stopping as you wish.

Travelling through the small villages around the area you will find how traditional life continues. If you prefer to explore by boat there are boat trips available from Fethiye harbour or from Calis calling at many of the islands and the bays unreachable by road. You can also take a day trip to the Greek island of Rhodes. By private car hire or via the wonderfully reliable and economic bus system, you can explore both inland for example to Kaya ('ghost')village or along the coast to the famous Olu Deniz lagoon or further to Kas and Kalkan.

In both Fethiye and Calis there are banks, supermarkets, chemists and all you need for day to day life. There is also good medical and dental care should this need arise.

On Sunday people assemble in Calis for market day and on Tuesday in Fethiye, affording the opportunity to buy some of the best local produce as well as clothes, leather goods, shoes, textiles, souvenirs etc. There is a another fresh produce market on Fridays. Mugla province is famed for its almonds, honey and thyme. The apartments are ideal for couples, friends or families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay; ancient sites and modern life.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact Susan to confirm availability. A reservation can be held for 24 hours whilst you arrange flights, then 20% deposit is required to secure. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit is required, refundable on return of keys.
    Contact Susan for any variation.

    Changeover Day:
    Any available day can be arranged. Check in is after 4pm, check out by 10am, but this is negotiable if there is not another guest incoming.

    Notes on prices:
    Discounts offered for 2 week bookings and longer lets-contact Susan.
    Prices listed are for up to 4 people in 2 bedroom apartments.
    For additional guests in each apartment there is a surcharge of £20 per person per week.



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Facilities

From the Owner

When wondering where to locate, I looked at Central Fethiye and also Calis. I really enjoy being able to walk, but not hike, to most places I like to go. While central Fethiye is great, being in the midst of the lively town, there's no beach. Calis has a super beach with wonderful afternoon breezes and fabulous sunsets, but no 'town'; mainly tourist shops and restaurants. Then I found Akarca, between the two, and an easy walk to both. If I tire of walking, there's a dolmus every few minutes to take me in or back, from early morning til late at night. I also love having views and that usually means being in an upper floor apartment but all apts have super views, from the living rooms and bedrooms, including from the ground floor. I love knowing everything is nearby whilst I can feel 'away'!

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Golf ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bed linen, kitchen linen, bath and hand towels included. Beach/pool towels can be purchased locally at low cost. Property cleaned before and after rental. Additional cleaning can be arranged. The villa is new, built in traditional style with high ceilings, ceramic flooring and many windows giving a light and airy atmosphere and lovely views across the delightful gardens to mountains in the distance. The living rooms open onto large balconies with table and chairs and BBQ, overlooking the garden and pool, also the kitchens have table and chairs for indoor dining. Each bedroom in Ayyildiz and Apollon has its own private balcony with seating and views. In Melek, twin bedroom also opens onto the large poolside balcony, with steps down to the garden and pool. There are 6 apartments in the building; one in full time occupation, the others are holiday homes,used occasionally. Often you may have the garden and pool to yourself. Outside: Set in a spacious, well-tended communal garden, the apartments have large, well-shaded, private balconies, with table and chairs for balcony meals and barbecue. There is a large swimming pool on site, shared occasionally with other residents. There are plenty of sunbeds with mattresses and also shaded areas where you can use tables and chairs for eating or relaxing in different parts of the garden. Melek's large balcony runs alongside the pool, the other two apartment balconies are slightly set back, (see main photo) All have pool views. From the pool and other parts of the gardens there are delightful mountain views.In early season, the mountains are still snow-covered while the garden is sunny and warm.

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