PARADISE VILLA, DALAMAN, TURKEY
Our detached Villa Bungalow is furnished to a very high standard and can comfortably accommodate a party of 6. This includes 3 double bedrooms. The guest bedroom has en-suite facilities - ideal as a children’s room. Also supplied is a travel cot including cot bedding, and an electric blow up single bed which can accommodate an extra adult if required. Most rooms have double or fitted wardrobes and bedside drawers / tables with a spare set of clean bedding for each room. All rooms have Air conditioning fitted.
There is a spacious main bathroom which has the added benefit of a large corner bath, in addition to separate shower and his and hers wash basins which makes this property excellent for multiple families. Clean fresh towels are provided. The lounge area is furnished to a good standard with comfortable sofas and includes satellite TV and DVD player, complete with a selection of up to date films for young and old alike.
There are all the usual kitchen facilities you would expect back home including:
Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge freezer, oven with gas / electric hob, extractor fan, kettle and toaster. If you prefer there is a barbeque/grill available as an additional cooking option.
The villa is situated within a fully walled and secure area, with a well-maintained, beautiful landscaped garden and has the added benefit of a safety deposit box should you require it. You have your own private pool and Jacuzzi, to relax in, and great for keeping the children and adults cool during the lazy hot summer days.
For families with small children the fully walled and gated grounds mean mum & dad can sunbathe and chill out on the balcony in the knowledge the kids are never out of sight.
The ideal location means that all tourist locations are readily available via a short drive, or if you don’t drive then you are only a 5 minute taxi ride from Dalaman town, where there are shops, banks, restaurants, internet cafe etc. There are also shops and a weekly market to explore! Also, a short drive from the Villa there are several restaurants which serve fish, meat, pizza and many other dishes.
The Dalaman Garage (our equivalent to a bus station) is also in the town centre where, if you wish, there is a regular dolmus service to the surrounding areas of Sargereme, Salsara Bay, Fethiye, Gocek, Dalyan and the world famous Olu Deniz blue lagoon.
The villa also benefits from a large private pool and external Jacuzzi, so you can chill out and forget your troubles whilst sunbathing and dipping your toes in the water.
Short power cuts are normal in Turkey. Problems can always happen as with any property, home or away, please remember though that in Turkey, repair times are not always thought of as an emergency, (often referred to as Turkish Time). However our villa manager will always try to solve any problems as quickly as possible to ensure minimum disruption to your holiday.
Thing to Do
Guests can enjoy an array of activities & amenities nearby all geared to providing the perfect family holiday including:
AKKAYA GARDEN RESTAURANT - one of the best restaurants in the Mediterranean Region. There are plenty of places to dine in the garden with secluded seating areas or in a storks nest. The nests are positioned in the trees and can sit 4-8 people. The restaurant is located deep in the valley amongst the pine trees. It is set amongst waterfalls, ponds, wildlife and beautiful trees and flowers. The food is second to none with an excellent selection of both Turkish and European cuisine.
NAR RESTAURANT - attracting locals and tourists alike, Alfresco dining in the town centre. Wonderful Turkish and International cuisine and specialist coffees makes this a popular venue.
CINAR RESTAURANT - Enjoy a meal sitting under the trees. The service and food are wonderful, with Turkish and International cuisine. You even have your own BBQ next to your table. You’ll be given a very warm welcome by the owner Kenan.
Water sports including jet-ski, windsurfing, kayaking & sailing, Scuba and snorkelling and Thermal mud springs at the famous Dalyan mud Spa. Our villa manager will arrange for a local tour company to call and arrange any of the above trips for you and your family.
5 minutes in a taxi to Dalaman centre where there is shopping and transport links to nearby Fethiye, Gocek ,Dalyan, and Salsara Bay.
Golf course at The Hilton Sargerme Due to be complete for Late 2012 & Marina nearby - Soon to be developed by Dogus Group.
All this as well as beautiful beaches only a short 15 minute drive away.
For the more adventurous among you other activities nearby including: Kayaking, White water rafting on the Dalaman River, Sailing, Scuba diving, Sea Fishing.
National Reservation Park with exceptional wildlife
Even going on Safari
Car and Moped hire are available from a number of outlets and can be a very exciting way of exploring the sites on the open roads, however please remember to take care. We are able to supply the best rate for your car hire from a company we use ourselves. There are no added prices like some companies charge on top of the quote once you get there. The price quoted is the price you pay fully inclusive of insurance, pick up from the airport and return, and is arranged as part of the service they offer for renting a car with them.
Set amidst the mountainous backdrop of the pine forest regions of Turkey, yet only 10 mins transfer time from the airport, Dalaman and the surrounding areas, give you an exciting blend of classical sights, sounds and fragrances guaranteed to give your senses a taste of Turkey.
This part of Turkey has something to offer everyone. Beaches, water sports, restaurants, local markets, rivers, wildlife, many small towns and villages as well as markets and local shops to explore all within easy driving distance.
The weather is picture perfect for virtually 8 months a year. Warm temperatures and long days are great conditions to explore the nearby beaches at Dalaman (only 5 mins by car) and Sarigerme and Salsara Bay (15 mins by car) , famed for its blue flag status and divided only by The Dalaman river which is well-known for its white-water rafting activities.
The nearby resorts of Gocek with its cosmopolitan marina and sophisticated bars & restaurants are now only 15 mins drive away due to the opening of the new tunnel, there is also the world famous Olu Deniz to explore, making Paradise Villa the perfect unspoilt gateway to Turkey.
Leather goods, glassware, pottery and local crafts are popular as well as discount fashion goods. Don’t forget to haggle!
Hilton Dalaman Golf Resort and Spa Opened June 2009 and day passes are available.
BEACHES, RELAXATION, ADVENTURE AND HISTORY
SARIGERME BEACH: with 4 miles of golden sand, shallow sea and the island of Babada not too far in the distance, is a great day out for all the family. A short walk along the wooded footpath with its turkeys, chickens and peacocks running free, brings you out onto the exceptionally clean beach. Facilities include food and drink outlets, water sports, showers, toilets, beach chairs, umbrellas and dressing cabins are all available.
SARSALA BEACH: is a lovely family beach set in a small bay with a restaurant, changing rooms, shower and W.C. The beach is 6 miles from Dalaman. There are daily island boat trips available from the small pier price is around £8-10 per person and includes a BBQ lunch.
WHITE-WATER RAFTING: in Dalaman is one of the most exciting holiday experiences and is perfect for active thrill seekers. The Dalaman River is rated as one of the top rafting destinations in the world. Professionals will guide you every step of the way for an unforgettable adventure on the Dalaman waters.
THERME MARIS SPA: you can buy a day pass to use some great facilities including massage, fitness centre, beauty centre (skin care centre, aromatic bathtub, solarium, peeling, hamam, sauna, pressotherapy, starvac, thermo failure), 3 different outdoor pools with thermal natural water, indoor pool, jacuzzi and mud bath. You can see and feed the endangered Loggerhead Turtles. Located immediately behind Dalaman Beach.
IZTUZU BEACH: Visit one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline. This sand bar that separates the sea from the mouth of the Dalyan Creek is an excellent swimming beach. Situated 30 minutes from Dalaman, Iztuzu Beach has also been preserved, as it is one of the last nesting grounds for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.
GOCEK: Often referred to as the St.Tropez of Turkey, with its exclusive yachting marina and unspoilt beaches, Gocek has emerged as one of the country’s most affluent areas to live in Turkey. Take the 12 Island Boat Excursion great day out for all the family. The market takes place on a Sunday, ideal place to buy leather goods, local crafts donï¿½t forget to haggle!
DALYAN: Only 20 minutes’ drive to the west from the Villa, you will find Dalyan, a small but exquisite fishing town, which lies next to a meandering river, teaming with wild life. After spending your time browsing the typically diverse Turkish market stalls why not relax and take a look at the Lycian tombs, carved into the rock face, from the comfort of one of the many romantically set restaurants lining the Dalyan riverside. It only takes you a few minutes from the centre of town to stroll through to the Old Dalyan of gardens and willow trees, to flavour days gone by.
KAYA KOY: Once a thriving Greek village, this town of over one thousand houses, two churches, fourteen chapels, and two schools, was completely deserted in 1923 when the 25,000 Greek inhabitants living there, along with more than a million other Greeks living throughout Turkey were repatriated to Greece through a massive government mandated population exchange between the two countries following the Greek war of independence. Since then, the village of Kayakoy, as it is called in Turkish, or Karmylassos, as it was called in Greek, which had been continually inhabited since at least the 13th century, has stood empty and crumbling, with only the breeze from the mountains and mist from the sea blowing through its empty houses and streets. A wonderful place steeped in history that touches you to the very soul.
KAUNOS: Visit the ancient ruins of Kaunos, situated approximately 40 minutes from the villa. Amongst the ruins of the city, you will find an old theatre, a large rectangular building that was probably a temple, others of uncertain description, a Byzantine church, and very curious rock-hewn tombs.
SULTANIYE HOT SPRINGS & MUD BATHS: Situated just before Dalyan Creek joins the lake, you can give yourself a body pack of mud and then wash it all off again in a sulphur pool with temperatures as hot as in the Sultaniye Baths.
SAKLIKENT GORGE: the ideal place to visit if you are feeling especially hot. The gorge is 18km long and so steep and narrow that the sun does not penetrate, so the water is icy cold. The gorge is approached along a wooden boardwalk above the river and opens out to a series of wooden platforms suspended above the water, where you can buy and eat trout at one of the specialist restaurants.
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Pre arranged airport transfer available on request.
Although not ideal for wheel chair users, the property is a Bungalow and is on one level however, there are steps up to the main front door , may suite those with mobility problems. Smoking allowed on terrace areas and around pool
We realise that sometimes flight times can mean that having to arrive / leave the villa at the expected arrival / departure time can be akward, however where possible we will allow renters to arrive / stay untill there flight departure / arrival time at no extra cost subject to availability.