Key Holiday Home Information:Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Cot, Highchair.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Dalaman international airport.
Nearest city or town: Fethiye, approximately 2 miles away.
Type of holiday rental: self catering villa holiday in Turkey, pool and sun.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: Low season only
Villa Diana is one of a small number of light, elegant villas on a private complex, with lawns and flower gardens. It is luxuriously furnished and fully air conditioned. Lying just inland from the warm Mediterranean Sea, It has three king size bedrooms, each with either an ensuite or a private bathroom. It has marble floors throughout and mountain views. The extra large swimming pool is great for the serious swimmer and there is a smaller children’s pool nearer to the front terrace. Being located in a smart, safe area, it is within a few minutes walk of a well known and un-crowded four mile beach. There are also two high quality mountain bikes available for your use so that you can whiz into town or explore the beautiful surrounding coastline and countryside.
Villa Diana is a bright, elegantly furnished, fully air conditioned and has three king size bedrooms. The flooring is of cool marble throughout and from the roof top terraces there are extensive mountain views. It is in quiet, secure location within a few minutes walk of a four mile beach on the Mediterranean coast.
The pool is massive and great for the serious swimmer. We also have two mountain bikes for your use, so that you can enjoy discovering this lovely area of Turkey. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite and the third is on its own private floor with outside terraces and a large bathroom. The villa is one of a small, exclusive complex of elegant villas with privately enclosed lawns, a large 23m pool and a children’s pool. The front garden path to the villa is bordered with scented roses and the front porch is overhung with bougainvillea and jasmine. On the front lawn is a lemon tree. Once inside the cool comfortable living room there are armchairs, a sofa, a satellite television with DVD player and a dining table for six. Next to this is a small but fully equipped kitchen. The living room opens out though sliding glass doors onto a large marble poolside terrace with a balustrade. This is luxuriously furnished with a cane and glass topped table and six comfortable padded chairs with a barbecue. The terrace enjoys the morning sun and overlooks well stocked gardens where the scents of roses and honeysuckle drift by. Upstairs are two double ensuite bedrooms each with small balconies and a further bedroom on its own floor, with two private roof terraces. These terraces have mountain views and sun beds for use there or beside the pools, to ensure sunshine all day long.
Villa Diana is 250m from the sea. The small complex is ideally situated in a level area between the romantic town of Fethiye and the long, palm lined Calis beach. Within 150m is a bus route. And 200m away, the start of the pedestrian/cycle way to Fethiye. A level 5 to 10 minute walk takes you to shops, bars, restaurants an Aqua Park and the beach. There is a playpark within 500 metres. There is a frequent water taxi service to Fethiye from Calis. Hisaronu and Olu Deniz are within a short bus or boat ride. Various boat trips to secluded coves and islands are on hand nearby. All bedrooms have bedside cabinets, fitted double wardrobes, dressing tables with stools and mirrors. All the beds have pure cotton sheets and are very comfortable. Soft Turkish cotton towels and tea towels are included. The property will have been freshly cleaned and aired prior to your arrival and, included in the price, is cleaned again half way through two week stays. The long beach at Calis is within a 10 minute walk. Stretching for four miles, the warm waters are ideal for swimming. Other activities include wind surfing, kite surfing, water skiing, snorkelling and diving. Sun beds and umbrellas are always available. The wide paved promenade which borders the sand is lined with lively cafés, bars and good restaurants. This is a great place to enjoy a long cold beer while you watch the sun setting over the islands. This is a safe environment for children as the roads around the villa are relatively quiet. Less than 150m from the villa, the supermarket opens very early and stays open until extremely late. There is a wood fired oven bakery within a short bike ride, and walks along the seafront in Calis and also around the bay to Fethiye are exceptionally pleasant. Turtles lay their eggs at the far end of the beach. The sandy paths and the promenade are great for running and cycling. In high summer, the cooler mornings and evenings are ideal for this. The best times for serious mountain walking and cycling are the spring or autumn and there are many lovely coastal and mountain walks in the area. The Lycian Way is a stunning footpath running alongside the undulating Mediterranean coast and across the mountains. Starting in Fethiye, we have had guests who have walked parts of it. As well as the mountain bikes we provide for your use, we also leave details of a beautiful 10 k route around the peninsula. In addition, we are able to contact the local cycling club for you if you should wish, so that you can join them for cycle rides, of varying lengths, in the area.
In the cooler months the air-conditioning can be switched to central heating. For your security, the villa has a key entry code and there is a safety deposit box for your own private use. The villa is set in a peaceful, smart residential part of Calis Beach near the sea. The roads are very well lit at night and vehicles can be safely parked outside the villa. The area around the pool and gardens are all lit up at night, and there are underwater lights in the pools. There is a night security attendant and a day time gardener. The garden terrace has an outside light which can be switched on from inside the villa. The barbecue is safely built into the outside wall and is fitted with a grill. The children’s pool is shallow to a depth of 0.40m and is about 3 metres square, while the large pool is of all one depth (1m 50cm) and is 23 metres in length. This makes it ideal for playing games or for serious swimming. There are golf courses at Dalaman. Skiing is also going to be available shortly. The nearest town is Fethiye, 3km, with Lycian rock tombs, an ancient Greek theatre and Ottoman houses. Also nearby is Kaya koy, the abandoned village, 10 km. Green Valley is a beautiful cycling area and has a rivers and a fish restaurant, 10 km. Olu Deniz, is a famous protected beach and paragliding centre. 12km. Saklikent Gorge is 18km. Reasonably close ancient city sites are: Tlos, 37km. Pinara, 47km. Xanthos, 62km and Letoon 67km. As Turkey is not in the EU, the exchange rate means you are better off than when you take a holiday in Europe. Also the prices of locally farmed and grown produce are very good. The villa is very close to an open-air market where farmers sell wonderfully fresh fruit such as tomatoes, avocados, melons, oranges and strawberries and also many vegetables such as aubergines, French beans, new potatoes and salad crops as well as mushrooms from the mountains. The yogurt is smooth and delicious and the local honey is from bees which live in the pine forests. There are many Pastane shops selling delicious pastries such as baklava and other treats such as semolina cakes and crème brûlée type puddings. The cheap local beer is called Effes, it is a light lager and very thirst quenching. There are very good Turkish wines available, at reasonable prices. All restaurants offer a good range of meat and vegetarian dishes and serve alcohol. In the centre of Fethiye, the terracotta tiled, fish market is well worth a visit. Here you can choose your fish and then it will be prepared for you. You can take it home and cook it on the barbecue, or you can have it cooked at one of the restaurants within the market. The Hamam or Turkish baths are a great experience. There is nothing more relaxing and invigorating. Often included is a wonderful massage and a manicure, pedicure and leg waxing for women is also often available. Men can enjoy the smoothest of shaves, with a real razor! These are all extremely good value. The area surrounding the villa is suitable for those with mobility problems including those with wheel chairs and also pushchairs, as it is very flat. There is a step up to the front door and two down from the terrace. The paths surrounding the pool are wide Dates for bookings are flexible, with consideration of flights.
Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: heated swimming pool (On site)
Flexible changeover day: Yes
Recommended Attractions near Fethiye: Warm sunny days. Lots of promenade cafes, to watch the world go by and to see the setting sun. Island boat trips with lunch on board and swimming off the deck. Turkish baths.
Good places to visit near Fethiye: All current details at the villa.More about the Location:
Good places to eat near Fethiye: All current details at the villa.
Short Breaks: Yes