Yildiz Evi, what can I say? It was the most peaceful and tranquil setting weve ever stayed. Lots of balconies and open plan downstairs, a very convenient downstairs bedroom and bathroom for my elderly parents, plus an airconditioned teenage pad in the roof, a beautiful veranda for the evenings and of course swimming in the pool against a mountain backdro p, what more could you want? We found the villa very bright and airy had everything we needed to make us feel at home. As keen cooks the kitchen was well equipped, the local Uzumlu Friday market was well worth a visit, particularly fresh trout, fruit and exotic veg at the most fab prices.
The caretaker Mr. Iskender Bey was absolutely wonderful, my sons and husband went scuba diving one day so Iskender took us into Fethiye and haggled at the butchers, told us the places to go and places to avoid, a very friendly and most helpful chap.
The villa appears at first to be tucked away, however wihin a few hours we were used to driving around the local road and into Fethiye. There is even a footpath (not suitable for the elderly though) which makes it merely a 10 minute walk to the village. The village iteslf is well equipped, we were there practically every day for fresh supplies as 7 of us were there together food ran out pretty quick but it was never a problem!
There is so much to see and do, even or 10 day stay wasnt enough, we managed to visit Cadianda, the most amazing pre-roman ruins just past Uzumlu, go scuba diving, go on a Sunday boat trip to the very fancy Gocek and a must visit place.. the fantastic Saklikent Gorge and ad Kayakoy (deserted Greek village) as well as Fethiye itself and vast Tuesday market Some of the good restaurants include Mazaik Bahce near the fish market in Fethiye and Cin Bal in Kayakoy (read tripadvisor reviews) but if you want proper hearty turkish food, visit the local Lokantas before you get into Fethiye which are better value for money and the food is fantastic. Contrary to many peoples belief, we were actually amazed with Uzumlu, it has several petrol stations, baker, butcher, main post office, several groceries, cafes, restaurants and burger joints (try the frsh orange juice at Lup Lup cafe) as well as estate agents!
We all wish we could have stayed longer. We will defintely rent this particular villa again purely for its secluded, non overlooked aspect suitable for a private family break.