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Delightful Cottage With Pool And Bbq Area Set In Traditional Turkish Hamlet

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Updated: 25-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Kayakoy, Near Fethiye, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful, With Traditional Restaurants A Short Walk. Beaches, Towns, A Short Drive

This is a good way to sample a real Turkish dwelling although modernised to suit Western tastes, but set among other small traditional Turkish homes in Kaya Valley, quite well known for its deserted Greek village featured in Louis deBernierre's book, Birds Without Wings. This small but adorable cottage is in a very tranquil valley but also close to the bustling towns and holiday resorts of Olu Deniz, Hisaronu and of course the big market town of Fethiye. All are a short drive away, as are the more famous archaeological sites from the Byzantine, Lycian and Roman times. A fascinating place to explore.

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About the Owner

John Helliwell
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About John Helliwell

We are John and Louise and we have managed Ilkim Ev for many years. Every winter we carefully make improvements to the house be they renovations, equipment renewals or general home improvements to make sure your stay at the villa is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We are both sailors and for many years, we left the villa for our sailing boat where we carried out charter holidays on the amazing Turquoise coast of Turkey.

Why John Helliwell chose Turkey

It's just one of the most tranquil valleys. Still in rural rustic and traditional Turkey with modern towns and resorts just over the hills.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet

1 Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and by the end we wanted to move there.the villa was exceptionaly clean,the pool was beautiful and the views are amazing. The village is very traditional and quiet.the local people were very welcoming but very little english spoke.(adds to the experiance tho).cem was very helpful but consider car hire as we spent a lot on taxis.overall an excellent holiday and will certainly be staying again.many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It's just one of the most tranquil valleys. Still in rural rustic and traditional Turkey with modern towns and resorts just over the hills.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Plenty at 75 Metres Nearest Ferry : Fethiye at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : West Coast Highway at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Plenty at 75 Metres Nearest Beach : Gemiler at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Watersports, hiking and walking trails, paragliding, boat trips, sailing.


A short drive away are a number of beaches such as the quaint Gemiler beach where the Lycian ruins can be explored on the Island of St Nicholas. Another short drive away is the famous Olu Deniz beach and holiday resort overlooked by "Daddy Mountain" (Baba Dagi) famous for paragliding.


The arrival airport is Dalaman and the transfer time to the cottage is a little over an hour.


From the cottage to Gemiler Beach is about 3 Km, to Olu Deniz is about 6 Km and to the town of Fethiye is about 6 Km as well.

Further Details:

Local shops have most basic items you might need but there are also major supermarkets in Hisaronu and Fethiye. Local restaurants are excellent, some traditional and good value.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post Peak
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be confirmed with a 25% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 45 days before your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Monday. Departing guests are requested to vacate the property by 10am and the arriving guests must not occupy the cottage before 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices do not include flights or airport transfers.
Subject to availability, late bookings may attract a discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Feb-2017


From the Owner

Peace and quiet

Property Type

  • cottage


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Three shower rooms with toilets.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with three single beds.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Outside is a swimming pool and BBQ area. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included and cleaning service carried out before and during your stay.

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