Property and local area description
Stunning views & location, villa spacious, light, airy & comfortable
Sunset Beach Retreat is a spacious detached 3 bedroom villa sleeping 8. Located on the hillside overlooking Dalaman Beach with spectacular panoramic views over the beach, ocean, mountains and countryside. The beach is just a 10 mins walk away and spa is just a 15 minute walk away. A tranquil unique exclusive location - if you like to be around nature it has it all - the ideal family and friends retreat. Also suitable for a romantic getaway.
Sunset Beach Retreat is located 15 minutes from the centre of Dalaman. An ideal location for a relaxing holiday and a great base for exploring. Guests can enjoy a range of activities including: several beaches, water sports, spa, mud baths, local markets, small seaside towns, white water rafting, mountain walking, paragliding, boat trips, Lycian history, great restaurants - all within easy reach.
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.
Sunset Beach Retreat is a great base if you want to explore this beautiful part of Turkey or if you are looking to escape and just relax then you have found your ideal spot.
SUNSET BEACH RETREAT FACILITIES
Large balcony - this is the ideal spot to enjoy the real benefit of our villa. The view from the balcony is stunning with beach, ocean and mountain views. The sunset is just wonderful. You can relax in the hammock or enjoy a meal, there are 2 tables and enough seating for up to 10 people.
Large open-plan living area and kitchen with French doors leading onto the balcony. Living room seats 10 people, TV, DVD player. DVDs available. Dining area seats 10 with further dining furniture on balcony. Kitchen fully equipped for catering for 10 people. Includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, cold water dispenser, toaster, hob, oven, kettle, iron and ironing board.
Bedroom 1 has en suite bathroom, air-con/heat and kingsize orthopaedic bed and double bed settee, bay window with sea view with meditation cushions, balcony with sea view.
Bedroom 2 has kingsize orthopaedic bed and single bed settee, air-con/heat, bay window with sea view and balcony with sea view.
Bedroom 3 has twin orthopaedic beds, large balcony with mountain and lake views and fan.
There are 3 bathrooms with showers.
A car is advisable but there is a taxi rank 15 minutes walk away and a mini-market.
Dalaman is an area of breathtaking natural beauty located between the sea and mountains, with fragrant orange groves, lovely unspoilt beaches and fascinating ancient sites. The ideal base to explore from or just relax in the rural setting.
Enjoy your evenings at some wonderful restaurants offering quality meals made from fresh organic products grown locally in Dalaman. Here are a few restaurants, recommended by our guests:
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.
NIL RESTAURANT - set in charming gardens on the river bank feed the curious turtles before you sit down to eat. Offering a menu of Turkish and European favourites, Nil attracts families and couples looking for a relaxing meal. The peppered steak is a dish to come back for - only 5 minutes from the villa.
Dalaman is rapidly becoming an area of destination rather than just a stop over on the way to some other resort town. Over - development and exploitation of the area is stopped by the protection afforded to the rare loggerhead turtles that frequent the river and beach. Ensuring Dalaman develops in harmony with its surrounding environment and retains its natural beauty.
BEACHES, RELAXATION, ADVENTURE and HISTORY
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, sulphur pools, asthma cave, 2 mineral jacuzzis and mud bath. You can see and feed the endangered Loggerhead Turtles. Located immediately behind Dalaman Beach - only 5 minutes from the villa and stay at Sunset Beach Retreat and use Therme Maris Spa facilities at a fraction of the hotel price!
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 "12 island" boat trips available from the small pier price is 20 TL per person and includes a BBQ lunch.
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.
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.
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 countries 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 dont 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.