Beach 10 mins walk. from this 5 bed/5 bath detached villa, private pool in the Mediterranean Mahmutlar, Alanya. Overlooking banana plantations, Taurus Mountains, Sunset and Castle views from roof terrace. 15 mins by bus to Alanya, Easy access all amenities.
Mahmutlar beach is a 10 minute walk if you do not loiter at the shops and sights on the way! It is 10 minutes by car from Alanya both located in the province of Antalya. Backed by the southern slopes of the Taurus Mountains and fronted by the Mediterranean Sea, (East Basin) it is a sub tropical climate. A magical place especially with 300 days of sunshine. Whatever time of year this is the place to walk along the 13 km long eastern beach. Stand on the 3km Cleopatra’s beach, part of her dowry from Mark Anthony. (Yes that one)! Everything is here, from verdant forests, banana plantations, plentiful orange and lemon trees and such fresh organic food as you can imagine. The lakes and the waterfalls, surrounded by the historical name places that you know from school are side by side with this modern and vibrant area. This is the pleasure of the area; we are located in the old part of Mahmutlar built low on the mountainside for ease of access but close enough if you choose to engage in the modern lifestyle where foreigners are now called the new Turkish neighbours. English is taught in school here so as you like to practice your few words of Turkish they are delighted to assist you.
Here in the sparkling Mediterranean coastline it is still a wonderful place to be all year round and many come from November to March the cooler time (but still warm enough to sit out) and enjoy the area during the colder Winters at home allowing for an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan travellers and residents since Roman time!
Our Villa is located and may be accessed through the well lit secure area of My Marine Residence but looks further away on Google maps from the beach then it actually is. We are located in the old quarter of Mahmutlar and the green areas beside us are the banana plantations and further up are the forest and the Taurus Mountains.
Perched on top of the cape overseeing Alanya is the fortress built in 1200 which boasts one of the most beautiful views in the area and can be seen from our rooftop terrace especially at night when lit up.
Mahmutlar has a long beautiful beach with a backdrop of the mountains and the promenade is being extended from Alanya so you can walk as far as you like and drop into many of the beach bars who don't always charge for beds and umbrellas if you have lunch there, a few liras or a game of cards under the shade or fishing from the beach, Beach sports are numerous.
Attractive well lit boulevards, paved areas, landscaped gardens, fountains and children’s parks contribute to the overall character & quality of the area.
The nicest and so the most important road for your holiday is the coast road where you can get the local dolmus (bus) to Alanya (10-20mins) or to Gazipasha and beyond worth the trip just to see the view and hop off and have lunch or stroll to a different hidden beach.
Leaving Mahmutlar, you pass along the small towns of Kestel, Tosmur and Oba before you enter Alanya. You will travel on one of the most picturesque roads in the area, with the beach and the turquoise sea on one side and the impressive Taurus Mountains on the other. No wonder this area is called the Pearl of Turkey.
There are 3 main roads parallel to the sea, which makes it very easy to travel, just have your money ready (euro or lira) to hop on the bus, enter at the front and exit at the back. The Coast road is another dual carriageway from Antalya to the east of Turkey. It has a number of underpasses and pedestrian crossings to facilitate crossing and while it may initially look off putting is easily accessed and well worth it.
Barbaros Rd. is the wide inner road and here you will find the famous Mahmutlar Clock Tower at the Centrum where you will find a Post Office (PTT), and ATM machines a great variety of shops, restaurants and bars, some of them offer live music and themed nights during the summer months. Most bars/restaurants offer pick up and drop if you eating. Every Tuesday and Saturday daytime you can find an open market at the end of this road. Take the trolley from the villa because you will fill it with fresh vegetables and fruit and other things, PRACTICE YOUR HAGGLING! Older tourist shops and businesses are here and it is a busy area at night, but the whole area is now full of wonderful restaurants/bars so investigate. You will be spoilt for choice.
The harbour area in Alanya is where all the clubbers go and then on to another late night disco by bus. Most hotel discos are open to the public, the Auditorium disco at Dim Çay, Klas and the new Hollywood Nights are open until the early hours of the morning - take care here as transport is often free to go there but you may have to get taxis back.
Every year there are numerous new activities or entertainments for you, you will see them obviously advertised as you walk around, take your time before choosing and bargain no one ever expects you to pay the first price offered! Ask for extras!
We have been coming to Turkey for over 25 years and have being in Kusadasi, Bodrum, Gumbet, living in Tosmur, and Oba before returning to Mahmutlar to the Villas. We are a mature couple who have had our own businesses, enjoy travel and new things and have a lifetime of experience in many things and ventures. We settled on Turkey after extensive traveling and enjoy the fact that whatever time of the year the sun almost always shines so swimming in our own pool is a lovely thing in late November!! (Much to the amusement of our Turkish neighbours, who greet us with hot tea when we get out!)
We had seen a lot of different properties in many places before deciding on these Villas. We have lived in apartments, penthouses and all sorts. We decided to live within walking distance of everywhere as we wanted to stay as active as possible as we get older. No car needed! We have incredible views of the Taurus Mountains banana plantations to the rear, rural walks and the beach within 10minutes, the first shop and restaurant/bar 5 minutes away.There is so much space here between the balconies, roof terrace and sunken terrace never mind the rear and poolside areas that you can have a very private experience here and just meet the other Villa guests in the kitchen later on! Bliss. The local bars and restaurants offer pickup and drop back especially in high season and we have watched as some of the bar owners/managers have matured from the 'boy' to this position over the years. We are also in the older part of Mahmutlar so whilst removed from the busier/nosier high season 'strip' we do not get that much noise but a short taxi or a leisurely evening stroll gets us there. There is a lovely eclectic mix of ages and nationalities in this area and you make friends easily and email makes it so easy to check on who is in town when we are to meet up for a dinner or a coffee. We love it and have enjoyed all our visits, even the thunder and lightening storms, the candle lit glass of wine due to an electric storm it is all part of the experience, We have enjoyed finally furnishing the Villa last year and adding little touches everytime we come over.
We well remember Mahmutlar before it was developed and have watched as the dirt roads have been replaced with wonderful coble locked paths, beautiful tree lined boulevards, fountains, every conveninece now so no need to go to Alanya except for more shopping! There is a really beautiful walk/cycle way from Alanya which has been extended to Mahmutlar and keeps going. There are wonderful parks and children's playgrounds now. Gazipasha airport is within 15 minutes of the Villa making trips to Istanbul so easy. No car is needed as local dolmus (bus) makes it so easy to get around, even going up to the Castle or Dim Cay or Cleopatra's beach. Get the daily luxurious coach for a day trip to Antalya. Join in with the Mahmutlar Cultural Centre for trips for the open air Opera, Ballet and Jazz Festivals in ancient Aspendos. In the hottest months of July and August chill out in the wonderful forests, waterfalls and the cool of the mountains as well as trips to Sapedere Canyon and balooning in the unique landscape of Cappadocia. Buy your fresh food and vegtables from the daily markets that move up and down the area, marvel at the taste of fresh figs and tomatoes the way they used to taste. Eggs fresh from the hen. This area is a micro sub-tropical climate sheltered by the magnificent Taurus Mountains and the spectacular Bay of Alanya, the East Mediterranean Basin with extra salty water which makes extra buoyancy an added pleasure for the swimmers. This also means that there is over 300 days of sunshine annually in this wonderful area, with plenty to do if you so wish. Deep sea fishing, boat rides around the magnificent Fortress, explore the Pirates Caves, spend some time in the special saline caves and help your respiratory problems. Horse riding, whitewater rafting, jeep safari, paragliding everything is available including skiing and golf. What more could one want?
This Villa was deliberately built at this lower level on the mountainside for ease of access. What you may loose in some scenery you most certainly will enjoy the freedom of walking to the beach, bars, and restaurants and still be only 15 mins drive away from Alanya. Most pubs and restaurants offer a free pick and drop back service or a taxi back is only a few liras because of our location. We are still private enough not to be subject to major noise but close enough for older teenagers to walk to Dolmus (bus) on their own.
Places to visit are very easy to get to on the bus, or with an arranged trip, such as Dim Cay, the caves, Castle, Red Tower, Cleopatra’s beach or hop off where ever you like the look of. As there are only three main roads you will find your way around very easily. Aspendos has events regularly during the high season.
Wonderful relaxing holidays spent in your own space, private pool with everything you need and if you want to go walking or fishing, its all easy to get to so no fights amongst the family as there is something for everyone to do and very easy to meet up afterwards for a nice meal.
This Villa was only completed last year so we have brand new items throughout. Wondering about something just get in touch and we will be able to sort something out for you as we know the area very well. Looking forward to having you visit.
Beach 10 mins walk. from this 5 bed/5 bath detached villa, private pool in the Mediterranean Mahmutlar, Alanya. Overlooking banana plantations, Taurus Mountains, Sunset and Castle views from roof terrace. 15 mins bus to Alanya, Easy access all amenities, water sports.
Beach, Mountains, Forest, Golf, Skiing, Water sports, Fishing, Sailing, Triathlons, History, Night Life.
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