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Villa With 50 Metre Pool With Lovely Views To Front And Rear

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Dalyan, Turkey - Quiet Location, Within Walking Distance Of Dalyan And Its Amenities

Twelve years ago Dalyan was a small fishing village, and came to prominence when an international campaign was launched to protect the endangered Caretta Caretta Turtles which lay their eggs on Iztuzu Beach. Set along a beautiful river, Dalyan is established in an environmentally protected area, which is a region of outstanding natural beauty. Villa Samimi is a lovely 3 bed villa 10 minutes walk from Migros supermarket. The villa has its own beautiful garden area with shaded "cardak". Two of the bedrooms have their own balcony while the other room is a large attic room. Peaceful location with views towards the mountains at the rear of the property and over the cotton fields and pool area to the front of the property. Samimi shares a fantastic 50 metre pool and has its own "pod" with steps leading into the pool. Great for cooling off in the summer months. The pool is open from May to October. Dondu looks after the villa for us and can arrange any trips you may wish to do.

Dot Scott or Iain Macnab
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Dot Scott or Iain Macnab

We live in Edinburgh and while Dot works as a PA in the centre of town, Iain runs a 5 bed guesthouse opposite Edinburgh Zoo - which is also our home.

Dot Scott or Iain Macnab purchased this villa in 2002

Why Dot Scott or Iain Macnab chose Ortaca

We visited Dalyan for the first time in 2002 and after looking at a variety of different houses we bought Villa Samimi off-plan. Our villa was completed in 2003. Even though it was our first time visiting Dalyan, we knew straight away that this was ideal for our "place in the sun". There is something about Dalyan that draws people back time and time again. Part of that is the people. Most of our guests have stayed at the villa on numerous occasions and treat the place like home.

Dalyan has changed over the years but still has a feel of the real Turkey rather than a large tourist resort. You are made to feel extremely welcome. Food is good, people are great - what more could you want!

What makes this villa unique

Villa Samimi is perfect for those not wishing to stay right in the centre of town. It's within easy walking distance of the centre, with access to all the amenities e.g. river boats, Dolmus, shops, restaurants. Even though we share the area with 3 other villas, you are never overlooked and sometimes don't even realise there are people next door.

We are very lucky to have a fantastic 50 metre swimming pool which is great for the keen swimmers in the family as it has a two lane swim area with each villa having its own private pod with steps leading into the pool.

We are not overlooked by anyone and there is no through road beside us. A great location for those requiring a little tranquility but still walking distance to the centre of town.

Our nearest large supermarket is Migros.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please check our reviews on Trip Advisor

“We’ve had a very relaxing holiday. Loved the villa and the surrounding scenery. On arrival at the villa, Dondu was here to welcome us and she called regularly to make sure everything was ok. She is extremely pleasant and helpful. All in all this has been one of our best holidays. We love Dalyan and although this is our first trip, it certainly won’t be our last.

– Gill, Dave & Jenny, Newcastle

“We have had the most fantastic holiday and will definitely be revisiting Dalyan in the future. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Dondu was an excellent help to us and was always there when needed. We are back to the real world now. Unfortunately!! Thanks again.”

– The Toner Family

“We all enjoyed ourselves and I will definitely recommend the villa to all my friends, Paul said it was the first time for ages he could have stayed on holiday another couple of weeks quite happily. So thank you.”

– Helen, Paul, Tristan and Bea Knowles
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ortaca in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • We have two shower rooms with toilet - one is located on the ground floor of the property just off the lounge area. The other shower/toilet is on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: We have one double bedroom on the first floor plus one twin bedded room on the same floor. We have a further twin bedded attic room. All bedrooms have air-conditioning. Coat hangers are supplied in all rooms. There is one hairdryer in the property.
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi. Please be aware that there is no shallow end/children's area in the pool. The pool is a depth of approx 1.8 metres so not suitable for very young children. Our pool is open from May to October. Unfortunately, it is not warm enough for swimming outside these months. Outside: Our villa is surrounded by a lovely garden area. There is always somewhere to sit in the shade throughout the day. As noted above, the pool is 50 metres in length and runs along the front of the four villas. Four sunbeds with cushions and seating for alfresco dining. The villa has window locks on all windows plus security grates on the downstairs windows. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. Small welcome pack on arrival and maid service is free of charge and provided daily. Bedding/towels are changed weekly. There are extra towels and bedding if you require to change them yourselves. Other: Outside area has a large wooden dining table with six chairs. We also have 4 sunbeds.


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Villa With 50 Metre Pool With Lovely Views To Front And Rear
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Perfectly located Villa.

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We visited in early April so it's fair to say we had a different experience to those of you who'll go in the Summer. Villa Samimi is located about 10-12 minutes walk from the centre of Dalyan. That was perfect for us - close enough for an easy stroll but remote enough that we didn't have any noise from the town (not that there's much anyway). Being so early in the year, we said that there was no point cleaning the pool as we weren't going to be using it anyway - it does look good though!

Inside, you've got everything you'll need for a vacation: Bear in mind that the second bedroom with twin beds is very small - just about enough room to get between the beds, The loft access is very steep as well - it would be fine for teenagers or younger adults but not young children. The kitchen, showers and living room are all fine though. Dining table and chairs are outside which is fine if the weather is warm but we had a couple of cold days and ended up eating on our laps indoors. The downstairs was chilly in the evening but I suspect the cool will be a blessing in the summer. Again, these are things that we found in April and won't be a problem later in the season.

The owners are very helpful and responsive to questions and there's a lovely lady who lives 2 minutes away from the Villa who does her best to ensure you have a perfect stay.

We'd stay again later in the year but would look for somewhere with some heating if we were going in the Spring.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, thanks so much for adding your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and hope you will visit again in the warmer months. Thanks for your feedback on the heating and we have ascertained you realised the aircon also acts as a heater if required in the evening. We also have access to a wood burning stove but share your concern about owls possibly nesting in the chimney! I think for actual heating, a hotel may be required. There are a few that are open during the winter months that provide central heating but, generally, the villa season runs from May to October and heating is not normally a priority. Hope you can make the most of the 50 metre pool next time too. Thanks again for booking with us. We will pass on your comments to our onsite Manager, Dondu as well. Dot and Iain
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Lovely Villa

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Villa Samimi is a lovely place with a fantastic pool and beautiful gardens. Sun or shade throughout the day whichever you prefer. The pool is right outside the door so perfect for a quick dip or a lengthy swim. We found it to be peaceful and relaxing. A leisurely (and level)15 minute stroll into Dalyan brings you to plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. So the villa is perfectly situated!! A fantastic local Turkish lady who speaks perfect English is on hand to give help and advice should you need it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: not necessary


Our nearest beach is Iztuzu Beach, which is 10km from Dalyan. Iztuzu also has a Turtle Rescue Centre which is definitely worth a visit. We usually get the local Dolmus down to the beach, walk along the 7km stretch and catch Dalyan river boat back to the Centre. Morning is the best time, as it can get quite windy in the afternoon. There is a small cafe at both ends and changing facilities/toilets.


Dalaman airport is approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Villa Samimi. We can arrange taxi pick-ups to and from the airport if required. Car hire is available throughout Dalyan and if you want to explore other areas such as Kalkan, Kas then this can be done. First timers in Dalyan will find plenty to do and no car is required. Bicycles can be hired in town - great way to get around as Dalyan is very flat.

UK flights take around 4 hrs 30. Easyjet/FlyThomasCook from regional airports.


• Göcek (45km from Dalyan)

• Fethiye (65km from Dalyan)

• Saklikent Gorge (25km from Dalyan)

• Yuverlak Cay (10km from Dalyan)

• Iztuzu Beach (10km from Dalyan)

• Koycegiz Lake (1km from Dalyan)

Further Details:

There are many family-friendly restaurants in a wide variety of beautiful settings with a range of different cuisines. This is a unique destination full of culture, charm, history and contrasting beauty. Once you have experienced the warm hospitality of the area, you’ll want to go back again and again. One of the biggest supermarkets is 10 minutes walk from the property. Lots of ATM machines around the centre of Dalyan for withdrawing cash. There is also a Post Office (PTT) which normally has the best rate of exchange. The local Saturday Market is a fun for a wander round and a chance to haggle with the locals for the best prices. You can buy fake designer goods including shoes, watches, handbags etc. There is also a great selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, local spices and traditional Turkish goods such as tea and, of course, a numerous selection of Turkish Delights. There are many things to do and see in the area surrounding Dalyan. Take a small boat over to the ancient city of Caunos with its amphitheatre and watch the sunset; visit the mud baths and thermal springs reputed to cure all ills and go home looking 10 years younger! Nearby you can also find Tlos, an ancient roman site with Lycian rock caves; Saklikent Gorge, a natural marvel to walk through; the beautiful bays of Asi and Ekincik bay, which are perfect for snorkelling. Excursions can be organised from the villas: boat trips, snorkelling, bird-watching, horse riding, overnight trips to the world famous archaeological site at Ephesus and the petrified water cascades at Pamukkale. Our favourite trip is to Yuverlak Cay. There is now a daily bus service which takes you there. Even better to visit if you are holidaying in July or August. Cool mountain water to swim in, perfect setting for lunch of fresh fish cooked in a claypot or Lamb Tandir which melts in your mouth.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
All bookings require a £150 non-refundable deposit to secure. Final payment is due 8 weeks before departure. We also have a £150 breakages deposit which will be returned - in full - once the villa has been checked on departure. Booking form which is on our website should be completed and returned to us. All guests are met on arrival at the Villa, by Dondu.
Taxi pick-ups can be arranged upon request.
WiFi paid onsite (when it arrives) - £10 per week

Changeover Day:
No preferred changeover day.

Notes on prices:
We have special offers on for two people wishing to rent the villa in May, June or October at a rate of £150 per person per week.

If there are gaps in bookings, we will consider less than 7 nights stay. July & August - £100 per night. Other months - £80 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.