Kayakoy Cottage Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom/lounge with double bed. Folding single bed available. Kitchen. Shower
'Brides' magazine described Beatrix Cottage as one of the  most romantic in the world.
It is set on a rocky hillside overlooking the beautiful Kaya Valley, near Fethiye.
The ghost town of Kaya is a mile away. That town is the venue for the drama in Louis de Bernieres' masterpiece 'Birds without wings'. The cottage is recommended in The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.
The cottage is totally private, is entirely detached from its neighbours, and the ideal resting place for stressed out professionals. [Or honeymooners].
There are local beaches, simple restaurants and basic supplies in the nearby village. There is no disco or 'Red Lion'.
There are two swimming pools within walking distance. Fethiye town is a short drive away and there are beaches which can be reached by public transport, just 6 km from the cottage. The village is steeped in history and your hosts are a mine of information.
Your Hosts: John and Bea enjoy their guests
The first night welcome meal, served on one of the cottage terraces will be a feast to remember.
Probably on the next day John will suggest a tour of the valley in his ancient Land Rover or whatever else is running, guiding guests to the village shop, the simple restaurants and the two public pools in the valley.
Bea is a superb cook and will prepare meals on request, not cheap but probably 'the best we have had in Turkey' to quote many previous guests.
John has prepared the only available maps of the area, he has been a professional walk leader and a very experienced sailor. [See facilities].
Please note that the changeover day is flexible but Monday is preferred.
Facilities: Mountain bikes are available.
Several boats may be available.
A paddle-pool is available for kids.
New 2013 A tricycle [adult]
To the Hills: After some 20 years living in the valley, John and Bea probably know more than anyone about the walking in the adjacent hills, the location of ancient ruins and other sites of interest. Bea knows her birds and bees and John knows the trails.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About John Laughland
Beatrix is German but now also Turkish. She speaks perfect English and good Turkish. She was a teacher in Berlin.
John was a Civil Engineer. Is now a writer. He sailed to Turkey single-handed. They have cats and dogs but buried their donkey Mabel two years ago.
John Laughland purchased this cottage in 1990
Why John Laughland chose Kayakoy
We restored the cottage from a ruin and lived in it ourselves for several year. We think the homeliness is built into the walls.
What makes this cottage unique
The ruin originally cost us no more than a long weekend in Barcelona! Views were great too.