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Villa In Aegean Region, Turkey



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Villa in Göcek, Aegean Region, Turkey - Wonderful Sea Views Across Göcek Bay And The Mountains Beyond, large Pool a stone's throw away.

Nestled in the foothills of Göcek, the spacious and comfortably furnished villa has wide terraces facing south-west towards the sea and evening sunsets. Surrounding the house is a large garden with Mediterranean plants including bougainvillea, hibiscus, lemon, olive and oleander. Lying on your back in the beautiful pool you look up at the sky and the impressive Taurus mountains behind. Steeped in history, Göcek is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty offering crystal clear seas, quiet coves, magnificent ancient cities and gorgeous sunsets. The town of Göcek has everything you might need for a comfortable stay: good shops, a busy local market and restaurants and bars to suit different budgets. The wider area offers splendid Blue Flag sandy beaches including the famous turtle beach and Olü Deniz, lakes, rivers, gorges, archaeological sites aplenty, sailing, other water sports and much more.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We came to the area 10 years ago on a sailing holiday and fell in love with the beauty of the region and its people. The villa was originally bought as our main family home and we lived, worked and raised our first child there for several years. Life, when not working, was spent outdoors - sailing, swimming, walking, having BBQs with friends and exploring the amazing country of Turkey. Now that we live in back in England we try to return as often as work and school will permit. Our hearts are still there.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I have rented out the house privately for the last two years and there are many testimonials on my personal website (please see link in to the website in the facilities section
Aug 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa with my wife and two children one of 13 and the other 8. We all enjoyed our stay. Lara's villa is decorated very well and comfortable. The terrace and especially main bedroom have great view. The kitchen is well equipped, there is everything whatever you need. The swimming pool near the house and it was lovely and tranquil. The house was better than we expected and we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope you had a great Kurban Bayrami holiday and that you will return to celebrate the festival next year with us.
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Beautiful views and lovely house, with gorgeous outside areas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for one week with my family, consisting of a 21, 20 and 16 year old. The house accomodated everyone's needs and there was plenty of space. The outside terrace was a perfect place to have our meals, under the shade with views overlooking the bay below. The house was very well equipped, with lovely colourful crockery and even a cool box to use for picnics, which was great. The owner has made the house feel like a welcoming home with lots of information on Turkey and more local areas to visit. The pool is a good size to actually swim in and for the most part we had it to ourselves, the table tennis was well used by the boys. We would highly recommend this place to stay. It is possible to walk into Gocek, although the heat could put some people off, especially the uphill walk back to the house, so a car is ideal in order to explore the area. Gocek is a lovely place, with lots of great places to eat and shops and very friendly people. You can see the Turles swimming in the sea too, along the path by the beach. I would thoroughly recommend this house and area and we plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. You are right, there is so much to do and explore in the immediate area and beyond. We haven't finished exploring it all yet!
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Comfortable Luxury in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 3 children (aged 13,11 and 1 and a half), and finding a holiday villa with the space and facilities we wanted seemed like an impossible challenge until we found Lara's. The villa is beautifully spacious, so that our teen and tween boys could have some privacy. Any worries about our little daughter's safety were quickly dispelled, because the stairs inside the villa have robust safety gates fitted on request, and a quality cot and high chair were ready and waiting too. The decor and furnishings are elegant and warm, which really sets the villa apart from so many others which try to feel comfortable, but don't quite hit the mark. The enormous pool at the clubhouse is just a few steps away and our boys had a lot of fun, mostly having it to themselves. The view from the patio is truly lovely, the villa is well equipped with all mod cons, we loved our stay, and miss it already! It would have been less memorable, had we not spoken to and been guided by Lara. We arrived at night, and as well as some essential groceries provided by Bev, Lara's detailed directions were invaluable and kept us on track in unfamiliar surroundings. Her kind advice when we were planning our stay helped us make the most of our time so that we really had fun instead of worrying about how to make the best of our time. Lara's care and attention to detail really make this a special place for a family stay, don't hesitate to book this wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It makes me really happy when guests enjoy their time spent in Turkey and at my villa as much as I do!
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lovely house, lovely view, gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

It's just as the pictures show, great view, lovely well-equipped and very comfortable house, great terrace, sense of privacy with lovely gardens around you, and a fantastic pool just a minute's walk away. And we love Gocek! So the holiday could not have been better. Lara, owner in UK, and Bev, housekeeper, both charming, helpful and on hand with any questions we had. A little reluctant to write about this gem, as we'll definitely be back! Many thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Denny and we hope to see at Rosmarin again.
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Lara's lovely villa. The views from the bedroom and the terrace are as amazing as the website shows. The comfortable seating, hammock, BBQ all lend themselves to a creating a wonderfully relaxed environment. The pool area is an added bonus, as the pool is huge & the surrounding scenery spectacular. You are framed by mountains all around.

The owner of the villa, Lara, deserves a special mention, as throughout the experience of our holiday, from initial booking onwards, she has been informative and always available when needed.

The property is comfortably furnished & the kitchen is very well equipped. We only used the main bedroom and the bed was really comfortable.

Our expectations were more than met with this accommodation. We would certainly recommend it & indeed we are currently planning our own return.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathie and Jan, Thank you very much for your kind comments and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at my villa and that you had wonderful weather. I really hope that we will see you again soon.
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Almost too good to tell others about...

  • 5 of 5

Some holiday-home websites over-promise and under-deliver, but the opposite is the case with Lara's beautiful Gocek house. Because the weekly rental is so relatively low, compared with places of similar specs elsewhere on the Med, some might think that there's something not quite right about it. (Is there a tower block or building site just out of view in the photos, are the mattresses ready for landfill, is the pool a ten minute walk away, and then not quite as large as the photos suggest?) Absolutely not! Rosmarin is a very nicely done development, both from an architrectural and landscaping perspective. The view from the terrace and upper floor bedrooms is magnificent - one to fall in love with instantly. All the rooms are comfortably, tastefully furnished. Mattresses are high quality. The air-con really works when you need it to. The kitchen is well stocked, as are the bookshelves. In short, this is a home that you can rent from the owner, rather than a house that's just being rented out. It's worth mentioning that the pool is properly big - 25 metres long, 1.5 metres deep at all points (so you can dive in), and with a self-contained but adjoining shallow pool ideal for small children (our previously unbuoyant 4 year old learnt to swim over the fortnight, such was the extent of time she loved to spend there). Gocek is really lovely - 'upscale', not over-developed, comfortable with itself. Great eating-out options, and although more expensive than other places nearby, still not bank-breaking. And there's plenty of cultural/daytrip options within easy driving reach. And all of this, affordably so, with only a 30/40 minute drive of Dalaman Airport...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Meurig, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your time at my villa and Gocek and I hope to see you back soon.
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From the Owner

The view, location and garden. The villa has amazing views from nearly every room. The rooms are flooded with light all year round. The garden is large and I loved landscaping it and filling it with Mediterranean plants. The pool is huge with none of the problems or expense of a tiny private pool. Although only 5 minutes from Gocek the villa is very peaceful and you are surrounded by greenery and wildlife.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : Several at 1.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fethiye at 18 Miles Nearest Golf : Sarigerme at 21 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many at 1.25 Miles Nearest Beach : D Marin at 2 Miles Car: recommended


5 minutes drive / 30 minutes walk to the sea and nearest beach. There are numerous beaches and coves in the area to suit all tastes and needs.


Dalaman Airport is 25 minutes drive away. Hire cars can be collected at the airport (recommendations can be made) or a transfer can be arranged.


The town of Göcek is 5 minutes by car as is the nearest beach. Fethiye is 25 minutes drive and Olü Deniz is 50 minutes away. There are many other places of interest which include ancient ruins from Lycian, Byzantine and Roman times all within a days return drive, as are natural sights and other small harbour towns.

Further Details:

Göcek has many shops: supermarkets, traditional Turkish wares (carpets, ceramics, jewellery, textiles), banks and pharmacies to name a few. There is a very wide range of excellent restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets. Don't miss the Sunday market which sells delicious,locally produced fruit, vegetables, cheeses and bread as well as clothing, linen and Turkish Delight.

Göcek is the sailing mecca of Turkey and attracts sailors from around the world. You must not leave without spending the day on a gulet (traditional wooden boat) and visiting the famous 12 islands in the bay. Crystal clear waters, stunning coves, submerged ruins and magical islands. Stop off and eat at a simple waterside restaurant or have a BBQ on the boat.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
31 Oct 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
20 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
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Rate 7
30 Oct 2017 - 18 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed by a 10% non-refundable deposit with balance due 6 weeks prior to departure. Cancellation prior to 30 days before commencement of holiday will repay 50%, less than 30 days 0%

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days as with arrivals and departures.

Notes on prices:
Based on 6 people sharing. Prices shown are per week, in UK Pounds and do not include flights or airport transfers. Late booking discounts may apply subject to availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Sitting on the terrace enjoying the sunrise and sunset over Gocek Bay.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms with basin, toilet and shower, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has a king-size double bed Bedroom 2 has a double bed Bedroom 3 has a king-size double bed A fourth bedroom can be opened up if your party increases to 7 people A Mothercare cot, travel cot, highchair, booster car seats available


  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Free Wifi access now at villa The unheated pool is open from 1st May - 31 October Outside: Wide terraces surround the villa with sea views, large garden with olive, lemon, orange, fig and mulberry trees. Dining table for 10, teak sun loungers, hammock and sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Swimming pool (30 seconds away) approx. 10 x 25 metres. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be cleaned before your arrival and on departure. Beds made up with clean linen and bath towels left out. If you would like extra cleaning / linen change during your stay, this can be provided at additional cost. Other: Bedroom 3 is in the basement. It is a large double bedroom with a small window and is nice and cool in the summer. There is also a study area and an additional single bedroom which can be used at no extra cost.

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