The Stables Cottage
Each cottage has a private area and the property is surrounded by gardens and a rustic stone wall. The property boasts panoramic views of rolling hills and sweet scented pine forests with a mountainous backdrop. From the viewpoints above the Valley you can see the sea twinkling between the hills behind the abandoned Greek Village that forms the heart of Kayakoy.
At dusk you can relax in the Cottage grounds listening to the call to prayer echo around the Valley, the hum of the cicadas from the treetops or owls calling to each other.
The beautifully tiled pool area is raised above the property and overlooks the picturesque Kayakoy Valley. The pool area is flooded with sunshine all day then is lit up at night time for relaxing and star gazing or a midnight dip during balmy summer evenings.
Kaya is one of the rare places where you will truly find the unspoilt side of Turkey and experience real Turkish culture and Village life. It is the perfect place to relax or to explore the forest trails and beaches and bays of the Turquoise Coast.
Neighbours can been seen tending to their animals and bustling about with domestic chores or collecting wood and herbs from the hillsides. A must is to sample their delicious home made yoghurt, cheese, honey, fresh Village eggs, olives, oils, jams and vinegars as well as a wonderful range of sun ripened fresh fruits and vegetables.
Visitors can find the hidden Monastery overlooking the Mediterranean, sample Turkish Cuisine and Hospitality at nearby family owned restaurants or swim and chat with Turkish locals at Gemiler Beach amongst the many activities the area has to offer.
Kaya Village remains unspoilt by the mass tourism yet is easily accessible from Dalaman Airport (11/4 hr transfer) and Fethiye Town (8km).
Kaya Village is located around the historic ruins of Levissi. Approx. 400 ruins of lie nestled against the hillside, forming a unique open-air museum. Levissi (or Karmylassos) was abandoned as part of a forced population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. Exploring the site via worn pathways weaving between houses and churches is a wonderful experience.
The ruins of Levissi were the inspiration for the Louis De Berniere’s novel Birds Without Wings.
The Stables Cottage
The Stables is a lovely one bedroom stone cottage with tiled floors throughout, whitewashed walls and wooden beamed ceilings. This Cottage is where the owner always stays and she loves its charm and character and strongly recommends it for couples to stay.
There is a large terrace area at the front of the Cottage with gardens surrounding and large umbrella for shade as well as seating for dining and relaxing. A wall provides privacy but does not affect the stunning views of opposite mountains.
As you enter the Stables you have a small but fully equipped galley style kitchen. To the left is an open plan cosy sitting room with dining table, and single divan bed with lots of cushions that doubles as sofa. There is a fireplace similar to those still used for cooking in the villages houses. CD player and a large collection of books are for guests use.
The double bedroom has built in wooden cupboard and fireplace. It is Air-conditioned for comfort during the summer months.
The bathroom is finished with pretty blue and white tiles and has shower, basin and toilet.
The Cottages are well equipped and have have booklets provided for information about the Cottages and the local area.
Raised good sized plunge pool approx 6m x 4m. Depth 1.2m. Furniture provided for relaxing. Pool is shared between the two Cottages only but is in its own separate area that is raised to make the most of the wonderful view of the Valley.
There is no washing machine but a laundry service is provided for a reasonable fee.
Mosquito nets are provided.
Internet "dongle" modem available on request and computer and wireless internet access available at restaurant over the road for those who just need to check.
Around Kaya Village there are many walk trails leading to historic sites and stunning beaches.
There is a wide range of restaurants and to visit and most will drive you home after your meal.
Quiet, local Gemiler beach 10 min drive has calm waters and is safe for children and swimmers who are not so confident.
Olu Deniz beach 15-20 min drive - is