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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool/ Garden. View of Rock Tomb & Kaunos Acropolis



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Villa in Dalyan, Aegean Region, Turkey - Tranquil Location, Stunning Scenery, 5-7 Minute Walk to Main Restaurants/ Shops, Wifi, 42" SMART TV

Villa Claddagh has the wow factor from the moment you enter. From the stunning pool and gardens to the beautifully finished interior you'll getting the feeling of being in paradise on the Turkish turquoise coast. From the balcony, you have great views of the ancient Lycian rock tombs on the right side, and the Kaunos Acropolis on the left, including a nearby storks nest for the kids.

Downstairs the villa has an opening plan living area, a kitchen, a twin bedroom and a small bathroom. Upstairs has a twin bedroom, a double bedroom, the master bedroom with en suite, a separate family bathroom and a magnificent balcony.

The surrounding area is peaceful but it's still only a 5-7 minute stroll from the main restaurants and shops. The Dalyan River is just a short 3 minute walk away, and we're just 5 minutes from the local children's park, where parents can relax with a coffee whilst the children burn off some energy.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My name is Karen Mc Erlean and I live in Ireland with my husband and 3 daughters. I love the sun but my husband is not a big fan (or at least wasn't!). However, when I finally talked him into coming to Dalyan he realised that the heat here is so comfortable because of the low humidity. After his first visit he went home and within a year we built Villa Claddagh.

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous time we had in Dalyan and Villa Claddagh was a huge part of it what a fabulous place and we can't wait to go back , it was all so well organised and everything you could possibly need catered for ...... Fantastic

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Villa - Extremely well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th trip to Dalyan, we love the area and always rent a holiday villa. Villa Claddagh has been equipped to an extremely high standard and is well maintained. Located within an easy 5 minute walk from local bars and restaurants, this is our preferred area to stay. There were full and accurate details of the local area, places of interest, doctors/dentist information should it be needed. Not forgetting run/cycle routes !. Visiting out of season and with mixed weather, we did use the TV/cable etc - excellent... All of the management team, pool man, gardener a villa manager were polite and very helpful. We would not hesitate to stay in this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had visited Turkey and in choosing Dalyan and Villa Claddagh, we were not disappointed. Everything about it was fantastic from the pick up at the airport to the day we left. The villa was roomy, light and airy and the air conditioning a welcome treat when returning home in the 30 deg heat. It was exactly as described on the website. The villa was equipped to a high standard and well maintained, from the mod cons in the kitchen, the 450+ movies/TV shows you could watch on the SMART TV and the outdoor BBQ. There were bikes available for use and with Dalyan being so flat and easy to navigate around some of us made use of them. The outdoor Kosk was brilliant and we made use of this in the midday heat.

Villa Claddagh is ideally situated in order to explore Dalyan as it is only a 5 minute walk to the town centre where there are many excellent restaurants. Some of our favourites were Hamendan, Beyouz Gul, The Four Seasons, Yenners and Lime.

For something a bit different, there is a house around the corner from the villa which advertises "home made traditional pancakes". They are fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend them. Go in the evening and order for the following morning (speak to the son as the man and women's English is not great). The potato, cheese and herbs and honey pancakes are all delicious.

From booking to arrival, I had lots of questions and Karen the owner was extremely helpful and prompt in replying, nothing was too much trouble. The same could be said for Husseyin who was our contact in Dalyan. He came to see us a couple of days into our holiday and gave us lot of advice and help.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Claddagh to anyone looking for a holiday in Dalyan and I hope to return myself at some point next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable and well equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

We were six adults and Villa Claddagh met all our needs perfectly. Plenty of space and really good facilities. We arrived late in the evening to find a thoughtful welcome pack of all the essentials. Some of us hadn't ridden a bike for over a decade but we made good use of the bikes enjoying early morning rides. The pool was refreshing and kept in excellent conditional by the delightful pool man. Our younger adults enjoyed the wide range of movies on the TV, which was an unexpected hit in the midday heat! The Kosh in the garden was also a big hit offering a cool place to relax in the garden - bliss! Late at night it was lovely to sit on the first floor balcony overlooking the historic tombs. The agent was welcoming and courteous and had lots of good advice. Karen organised everything including our smooth transfers to and from the villa. She could not have been more helpful. This is our third visit to Dalyan and we still find new and interesting ways to spend our time. The Saturday market is a must - wonderful fresh fruits and veggies, excellent olive oil and honey and all the usual 'knock off' stuff! A boat trip to the lake, and mud bath and hot springs is also a must. We would highly recommend booking a trip with captain Turut and his wife Neli. They can be found down on the river front before 10am. Neli provides a really delicious lunch. The local traditional Ottoman Turkish bath is essential at the beginning of a stay to prepare your skin! Wonderful experience - we would recommend Acar Park just a short walk from the Villa. Our favourite restaurants were - Yener's Place, which is along the Main Street down by the Mosque; he makes the best traditional clay pots and fajitas. Adilan's restaurant, which can be found in the market place on the left hand side, served the best sword fish and steak we have eaten anywhere. We ate at several other restaurants and did not have a bad meal anywhere. We really loved our stay at Villa Claddagh and we will be back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from two weeks staying in Dalyan. Villa Claddagh is exactly as described, lovely property, only a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants. We were a party of 7, 4 adults and 3 teenagers and we found the villa more than spacious for our needs, with the fantastic pool just the right size, with the supplied towels a great help.

The villa is very well looked after, clean and stocked with all the modern requirements, from smart tv to coffee machine.

The manager of the property couldn't be more helpful, with perfect English, while the communication from Karen the owner is second to none.

We would strongly recommend Villa Claddagh and will certainly be looking to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfection Personified

  • 5 of 5

Villa Claddagh, and the wonderful owners Karen and Patrick, gave us the holiday of a lifetime. My partner, our 6 year old son, 13 year old daughter and me had the most wonderful holiday in August for 2 weeks. None of us wanted to come home and all longed to stay, that is when you know you have had a fantastic time. The villa has everything and more, and what other villa owners would go out and buy a bike for our 6 year old to make sure he had something to ride as well as us, but that is just a reflection of the wonderful owners. Patrick and Karen could not have done any more. The villa was spotless, had absolutely everything you could ever want, the TV and hard disc drive films were used constantly and were a real hit with the kids, and the pool was the icing on the cake. We used the bikes every day to get around. We had such good days and nights in, and so many good memories to cherish. But that is only part of the picture, because Dalyan is truly a marvellous place. We tried as many restaurants as possible, and not one let us down. Almost every breakfast, lunch or dinner spent out had its own story, always good, and none bad. The local people and anyone we met working in the town were so friendly, our son wanted to live here in future because as he said 'everyone is so friendly', and they were. We did so much, so many adventures, far too many to put down here, but the absolute best day was the second but last day when we hired our own boat. It was a day that just kept giving, fresh crab to eat, turtles coming up to the boat, amazing snorkelling, speed boat rides, great food and drink, it is highly recommended, but make sure you barter for the best price. We hired the boat 'I'm sexy but different', and the kids loved the tunes our captain had blaring out! It was simply the icing on the top of the very best cake. So if you want to stay in a perfect villa, in an idyllic location, hired from the most wonderful owners, this is for you. It is an absolute ideal location for a truly wonderful family holiday. We were tempted to write a really poor review because we didn't want anyone else to find this little bit of paradise, but that would have been selfish! So if you do have the pleasure of staying at Villa Claddagh, look after her and make sure you leave her how you find her, because we will be back! Thank you Karen and Patrick, we are so pleased we were able to share the beauty of your villa and the wonderful Dalyan, and if you ever want to sell, call us

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I've been coming to Dalyan since 2007 and almost instantly fell in love with this piece of paradise and its people. The area is stunning and the people are so friendly and helpful. My husband and I decided in 2013 to build a villa and the result was Villa Claddagh, which was completed in early 2014. Dalyan is situated on a beautiful delta on the South West coast of Turkey, just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 17 Miles Nearest Barpub : Day & Night Cocktail Bar at 400 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Saffran at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Iztuzu Beach at 7 Miles Car: not necessary


The beach at Dalyan is shared by tourists and the famous loggerhead turtles. The tourist part of the beach is reached by taking one of the many public boats from the centre of town. The journey takes about 30 minutes and goes through the Dalyan Delta, which has some of the most stunning scenery in Turkey, including views of the the ancient city of Kaunos, which dates back to the 10th century BC.


The nearest airport is Dalaman which is 25-30 minutes away by bus or taxi. The town of Dalyan is pretty small and everything is within easy walking distance so car hire is not necessary. There are plenty of river boats, taxis and buses to take you to the beach or to any of the nearby towns.


The market towns of Koycegiz and Ortaca are a short distance from Dalyan by bus. Koycegiz is also accessible by river boat through Koycegiz lake. The larger resorts of Fethiye and Olu Deniz are a 50 minute drive away. Marmaris is about 75 minutes drive. Rhodes is also accessible by ferry from Marmaris.

Further Details:

Dalyan town itself is compact stretching only two miles in any direction from the centre and is framed by a glorious backdrop of pine clad mountains in every direction. The flatness of town make it a perfect place for walking with children and the elderly and a delight to cycle around. For more active holidaymakers there are forests and hiking hills all within walking distance. Dalyan is also distinguished by the lack of package tourists though there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. If you can’t find the items you want in the shops there is an excellent local market on Saturdays.


Rental rates

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October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
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Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% per week is payable on booking. Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. You can pay into our UK bank account.

Changeover Day:
The earliest check in time is 15:00 on the day of arrival. The latest check out time is 12:00 noon on the day of departure. Do let us know your intended check in and check out time when enquiring for availability.

Notes on prices:
Returning customers will get a 10% discount.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% per week is payable on booking. Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. You can pay into our UK bank account.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Villa Claddagh is very close to all of the main shops and restaurants. Its just a 5-7 minute walk away. We're just 5 minutes from the local kids park and 3 minutes from Dalyan River. The villa offers beautiful views of Lycian rock tombs and the Kaunos acropolis. The entertainment options in the villa include a 42" SMARt TV, a hard disk with over 400 HD movies, and a very good Internet connection.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

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


  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs we have a small bathroom with a toilet and wash-hand basin. Upstairs there is a family bathroom with a toilet, vanity unit (with sink) and a double shower. The master bedroom en-suite has the same facilities as the family bathroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the ground floor you will find a twin bedroom. Upstairs you have the choice of a twin bedroom, a double bedroom (with balcony access) or the master bedroom, which has a double bed, en-suite (with double shower) and balcony access.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The private pool is 35 square metres with a 5 square metre enclosed toddler's pool. The main pool is 1.5 metres deep and the toddlers pool is 0.5 metres. Close by the pool there is a stone BBQ, a shower and a Turkish cushioned shaded seating area (also known as a Kösk). There are extensive gardens and fruit trees surrounding the villa. There are 6 cushioned sun loungers and 3 pool tables. On the terrace there is a large table with 6 cushioned chairs. On the upstairs balcony there is a small table with 2 cushioned chairs. The villa has 6 bicycles for our guests to use and at the rear of the villa we have a washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. You'll also get a full cleaning service when staying for more than 8 consecutive nights.

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