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Villa In Lovely Mature Gardens With Mountain Views And Pool



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Villa in Dalyan, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Town And Harbour

Villa Palmiye is set in a lovely mature garden, shared with 2 other villas. It is located in a peaceful position, with wonderful mountain and country views. There is shaded terrace for alfresco dining and an upstairs balcony for private sunbathing. There is a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a lounge area decorated in traditional Anatolian style. There is a downstairs cloakroom as well as both bedrooms being en-suite.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Although originally from London I have now escaped and live in rural Wales with my partner Phill, The boss cat, Tigger and our dappy Westie 'Mrs Jones'. We spend most of our holidays in Dalyan but as I worked in travel for many years I still like to visit other places too, but Dalyan remains in top spot and we hope to live here permanently one day.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at the villa .It has a lovely setting and its great that good sized pool area gets the sun all day.There were also shady spots when we wanted ,garden was really well established and private and with villa being on the edge of the resort there was an amazing amount of bird life.Pleasant 10/15 minute walk into town . Local mini market about 5 mins walk .Dondu was great, the gardner and cleaner were also very friendly.We enjoyed our stay,plenty to do and see in Dalyan and look forward to visiting again soon.

John and Jane Ryan - June 2012

The villa was beautifully decorated and spacious for our family of four. It was well equipped and very comfortable. The pool was a particular hit. The location was perfect- quiet with breathtaking views but in easy reach of the town. Dondu who manages the villas was particularly friendly & helpful. We will be recommending Villa Palmiye to friends and family and will return ourselves.

Vanessa Clyne - August 2012
Oct 2011
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Well equiped Villa in beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

Villa Palmiye is a lovely Villa in a nice quite part of Dalyan. The Villa has a large shared pool which we were lucky enough to have to ourselves throughout our stay which made it very difficult to haul ourselves off to the beach! The Villa itself is very well equipped and sits in a beautiful maintained garden. It was very good value for money and is heartily recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Palmiye as much as we always do. One of the other two owners doesn't rent at all and the other rarely does so it is quite common to have the pool to yourself in high season. Please do not hesitate to contact myself next time you visit lovely Dalyan
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Lovely villa in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little villa in quite a rural area of Dalyan which is very tranquil, yet still just a sedate 15 minute stroll away from the town centre. The living room has traditional Turkish decor and is very comfortable and pleasantly cool during the heat of day thanks to an overhead fan. The kitchen is small, but has all the facilities needed to self cater if you want. The 2 bedrooms are of a decent size and they each have an en-suite, both have air conditioning and overhead fans. There is a small utility room by the pool with a shared washing machine, perfect for keeping the washing to a minimum for your return home.

The outdoor areas are the real bonus for this accommodation. There's a large, vine shaded balcony which can be accessed from both bedrooms, with two sunbeds as well as a small table and chairs. It's the perfect place to watch the neighbourhood wake up with a cuppa first thing in the morning. There is even a distant but lovely view of the tombs over the rooftops from one side of the balcony. Downstairs there's a terrace which is also nicely shaded during the majority of the day, the seating area is really comfortable and a lovely place to relax with breakfast or a drink. The garden is beautifully maintained and the planting is well established, there's also a hammock to laze around in.

We were very lucky to have the pool all to ourselves as apparently one of the villas is only visited by its owners in early and late season and the other is not being rented out at all this season.

Dondu, the manager and her family are lovely and live just a couple of hundred metres up the road, she is there if you need her but is happy to leave you to your own devices if that's what you prefer. Çilem empties the bins and makes up the bed daily and we had fresh towels and bedding each week. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely little villa and would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Palmiye as much as we always do, you and your friends will always be welcome at our Turkish home, Dondu will be most pleased to read your review. Kind regards Claire
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Lovely Traditional Villa Quiet Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a lovely week at Villa Palmiye and can only echo the sentiments that previous reviewers have stated. Claire the owner was very helpful and all the arrangements were prompt, precise and trouble free.

We also arranged airport transfers via Claire which were hassle free as well.

Dondu (local manager) was lovely and extremely helpful but never intrusive. The villa was very clean and delightfully Turkish, a very relaxing place to be. Lovely and quiet, excellent balconies lower and upper to enjoy your breakfast, a cup of coffee, a good book and great views. We met the other villa owners whilst we were out there and they were all very welcoming and charming. The pool area is not huge and can get a little busy if everybody uses it at the same time but more often than not you will have to yourself.

I haven't mentioned Dalyan because I'm assuming the reader will probably know about it but suffice to say that it is as charming and delightful as Villa Palmiye. Dalyan centre is a lesiurely 10 to 15 minute stroll away where you will find restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to suit all tastes and very friendly locals.

As always the big question is would you go back....definitely! and hope to do so in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed our lovely traditional Turkish home as much as we always do. One thing that is worth mentioning is that of the 3 houses that share the large quadrant shaped pool we are the only one who regulary rents out and one house does not rent at all, and is therefore only occupied by the owners for their own holidays, so on the most part clients will get the pool to themselves or perhaps be sharing with one other house, but on the occassion of your trip a rarity of all 3 houses were occupied. I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Palmiye in the future. Kind regards Claire
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Great Villa with shared pool in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Dondu, the Manager, arranged for us to be picked up at airport when we first arrived - don't think possible to find otherwise. She was unobtrusive but very helpful throughout. It is on the outside of town so pretty peaceful with lovely views. We enjoyed the walk into town and back again - as went out to eat every night - just had breakfast at the villa. Many, many very friendly and reasonably priced restaurants in the town and great choice of food. Villa third one so further from pool than others but with more outside space. (Balconies not enclosed like the others.) Great pool to swim in and we mostly had it to ourselves. We hired a car and drove down to some beaches which weren't accessible any other way. Still, one of the best experiences was taking one of the local boats down to the Turtle Beach.

We were there out of season but still quite a buzzy place - our son who joined us for a week really liked it.

The villa was furnished in a traditional Turkish way - unlike some holiday lets which could be anywhere in the world. Would certainly recommend this to friends and, if the chance arose, would like to stay there again,

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay as much as we always do. The peaceful position of the villa is indeed a bonus, and you feel like your in the country despite only being a short walk into town. Dondu is indeed very helpful and has been managing the villa since before I bought it 11 years ago. It will be a pleasure to have you visit Villa Palmiye again in the future. Kind regards Claire
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful villa, beautiful grounds & beautiful place to stay!

We arrived, after a speedy transfer organised by Claire the villa owner to be met by Dondu, the villa Manager. I must say what a wonderful lady she is. She is such a kind and helpful lady - nothing was ever too much trouble.

The villa itself is perfect. It is the end one, furthest from the swimming pool, but believe me when I tell you that is only a couple of steps away! There is a lovely porch with table and benches undercover, that you can sit and cool off in. Small kitchen and downstairs lounge and then stairs to the 2 en-suite bedrooms, which both have doors leading out onto the balcony. The balcony has beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding area - so peaceful and picture perfect! We sat out on the balcony many a morning and evening and used to wave to the farmer and his wife whose villa is behind this one. It's not a big farm - a few goats, sheep, hens - the usual really!

The town of Dalyan is a short pleasant 10 minute stroll away. There are many restaurants to choose from, some of which are on the front where all the boats moor.

Must mention Dondu's husband Morat and the fabulous staff at his restaurant though - what a lovely set of people they are and as for the food - well, what can I say? Just perfect. They all helped make our holiday there, a very memorable one indeed.

Go to this villa. You really won't be disapointed. The villa, food, weather, scenery and most importantly, people are what holidays to remember, are all about...

Thank you Claire and please give my love to Dondu & Morat when you see them. Hope to see them all again soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Sally for your lovely review,so pleased you enjoyed Villa Palmiye as much as we always do.We are just back ourselves from another great trip to lovely Dalyan,and I passed on your comments to a delighted Dondu.We spent some if our trip varnishing and updating the terrace and balcony soft furnishing,so if you choose Villa Palmiye again I hope you will find it even better.It will be a pleasure to welcome you back anytime.Kind regards Claire
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We fell in love with Villa Palmiye!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Turkey and we fell in love with Villa Palmiye and Dalyan. It is a very comfortable villa, furnished traditionally with a great deal of character and is situated in a peaceful area but within comfortable walking distance to town. It has a wonderful shaded seating area and a sun terrace upstairs with fabulous views of mosques, mountains and the beautiful, well kept garden. Although we shared the pool with two other villas we found that most of the time we had it all to ourselves and we also made use of the hammock and BBQ. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and the air-conditioning and fans helped to keep us comfortable. The manager gave us a very warm welcome and was very helpful throughout our stay. The owner arranged transfers from the airport which ensured we arrived stress free on our first day. The Turkish people are warm and friendly and the food is delicious. Dalyan has lots of restaurants and bars and is busy without feeling crowded. From the harbour you can take a public boat to the beach and you travel through the delta passing the Kaunos rock tombs on the way. There are many other tourist trips by boat. If you hire a car, as we did, you can explore the mountain roads, travel around the lakes and pass through small rural villages. We would recommend visiting the ghost town near Olu Deniz and the ancient city ruins at Tlos. We also really enjoyed the mud baths and spa which we drove to because the scenery around the lake was so beautiful. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife. During our two weeks we saw bats, many varieties of birds; including an owl (outside our villa on the telegraph pole) and many ley leys,

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review, and we are so pleased that you love Villa Palmiye and Dalyan as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Palmiye next time you visit this special corner of Turkey, Best wishes
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From the Owner

Ive loved foreign travel all my life, and have worked in travel for the last 20 years, I stumbled across Dalyan through word of mouth and have loved it ever since. Ive been to many resorts in Turkey but none come close for the natural beauty and friendliness of Dalyan. Also because of building restrictions in Dalyan, it has grown since Ive been coming here but it has never gone crazy and still retains much of its quaint charm. When I visit Dalyan its like coming home.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


The beautiful Iztuzu/Turtle beach is a 6km arc of sand and is just 15 minutes scenic drive away by car or local 'dolmus' bus, or alternatively a 30 minute water taxi boat. The beach is gorgeous and was voted 'the best open space in Europe' by the Times in 2009. The beach is in a protected area so there is no building on the beach, but there are 2 cafes one either end serving drinks and snacks.


Dalaman airport is just 26km away a comparatively short transfer by Turkish standards. We can organise your transfers and even your flights if required, or

alternatively book you a car if required.


The villa is a 10 minute walk to the centre of Dalyan, around an hours drive to either Fethiye or Marmaris and 3 hours from Ephesus.

Further Details:

Dalyan is a wonderful relaxing place for a holiday, you can do as little or as much as you want. You can just sit back and relax on the beach or by the pool, or watch the world go by from one of the towns riverside cafes and restaurants. Otherwise for the more active you can take a boat to the mud baths or to the caunos ruins, or you can take part in one of the many excursions or activities like boat trips, jeep safaris, horse riding, white water rafting or cycling.


Rental rates

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Rate 8
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
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Rate 9
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
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Rate 10
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
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Rate 11
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
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15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Rate 6
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please email me or telephone to check availability or book. I will require a deposit of at least £150 to confirm the booking, and the balance is due 6 weeks before departure.

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I require a minimum deposit of £150 per week when booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to departure along with a £100 refundable deposit against breakage, that will be returned on confirmation from my resort manager after departure.

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From the Owner

Villa Palmiye benefits from daily maid service and a local management lady (Dondu) who lives just 2 mins walk away, who will meet and greet and is always on hand for any help required.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, integral bidet and toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, integral bidet and toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, bath with shower over, wc integral bidet, wash basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2, wet room with shower, wc integral bidet, wash basin. Downstairs cloakroom 3, WC, integral bidet, wash basin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, hairdryer, TV (local channels only) dvdplayer, iron and ironing board, door to balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, door to balcony.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cots, transfers and excursions can be arranged separately on request at an extra charge via our resort manager Dondu. Safe available for use of clients free of charge. Outside: The villa has a private terrace with wooden table and chairs to seat 8, overlooking the gardens where a barbecue is available. There are sun loungers by the pool as well as 2 available on the private upstairs balcony. There is a hammock in the garden.There is a shaded pool kitchen area with sink, as well as a shared laundry room with washing machine and wc and wash basin. There is also an outside pool shower. Large swimming pool shared with 2 other villas approx 8 by 10 metres. Utility Room: Shared laundry room by the pool with washing machine, WC and wash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. The cleaner will pop in 6 days a week to empty bins etc. Further help is available locally on request via our English speaking villa manager. Other: Terrace, wooden table and chairs to seat 8. Upstairs balcony, 2 sun loungers with cushions and drinks table.

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