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Villa with Private Pool, Uzumlu Village, near Fethiye, Aegean, Turkey

Janet Hatherley

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, turkish
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Janet Hatherley

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, turkish
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
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Villa with Private Pool, Uzumlu Village, near Fethiye, Aegean, Turkey

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Uzumlu Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bed detached villa, sleeps 6, peaceful location, yet close to village centre

This lovely detached 3 bedroomed villa, 'Yesil Vadi', is located in the village of Uzumlu, Turkey. It has a private pool,beautiful garden and spectacular mountain views. Take a 5 minute stroll to the centre of the village, with its restaurants and shops. A 15-20 minute drive takes you to the sea, marina and lively market town of Fethiye, the beach of Calis with its sunsets, or beyond to the world famous beach of Oludeniz.. The spacious living area is open-plan with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge. There is also a separate TV room and a shower room. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, which has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, all with air conditioning, a family bathroom and an en-suite bathroom. 2 Of the bedrooms open out onto a large balcony, with spectacular views. There are great views from all windows. Outside, relax on the shady covered terrace, with dining furniture, overlooking the garden and the valley. Plenty of room to soak up the sun by the private pool. End a relaxing day with a BBQ at sunset.

Uzumlu : Uzumlu village square is a five minute stroll away from the villa. There you will find restaurants, shops, bakery and an internet cafe - and people who are always friendly and helpful. This is also where you can get a dolmus (minibus) to Fethiye. Uzumlu market is on Fridays for local grown produce and various other interesting things. In Uzumlu, villagers still follow traditional ways and you can watch the local women weaving as you pass their houses. Children will love seeing goats and chickens as they wander around the village. Uzumlu means 'with grapes' and you can try the local wine. There are regular dolmus (minibuses) to Fethiye and from there to other places. If you require, we can arrange car hire or transfers to or from Dalaman airport.

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia area: There is a fish market at Fethiye, where you can choose your own fish, fresh from the sea, and the restaurant of your choice will cook it for you. There are numerous boat trips, including the 12 island trip, snorkelling and scuba diving. From Fethiye you can get a day trip to the Greek island of Rhodes. Fethiye has a great market on Tuesdays.

Calis beach is a lively resort with a long promenade lined with restaurants, shops and bars.

At Oludeniz you can watch the paragliders as they descend from Babadag mountain to land on the beach, or hire a paddle boat or canoe. From Oludeniz you can get a boat trip to Butterfly Valley.

There are other beaches near Fethiye to explore, such as Katranci or Gunluklu.

Other places to visit: Kayakoy is an ancient village, abandoned by its Greek inhabitants in 1912, known as a ghost town with 2,000 ruined stone houses. Horse riding is nearby. It is possible to hike to the ancient Roman city of Kadyanda from Uzumlu, which has been partially excavated to reveal Roman baths, tombs, a stadium, theatre and water cisterns. Hikers interested in the 2000 year old Lycian Way can pick up this route near Fethiye. Gocek (30 mins drive) is an upmarket marina town in beautiful surroundings. At Saklikent Gorge, you can walk on platforms above the river, or sit at a restaurant and dangle your feet into the cool water. At Dalyan you can take a boat trip through the reeds to the famous Iztuzu beach, where loggerhead turtles nest and if you're lucky a loggerhead turtle will come up to your boat..

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Janet Hatherley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, turkish
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Janet Hatherley

I am a teacher and I live with my husband in London. We have two grown up children. We still, as a family, like to escape city life for the peace and quiet of Uzumlu.

Janet Hatherley purchased this villa in 2010

Why Janet Hatherley chose Uzumlu

I spent a couple of years in Turkey teaching when I was young and over the last 30 years have always been drawn back. A few years ago, when looking on the Home and Away rental site, my daughter stumbled across the village of Uzumlu. To cut a long story short we all had our best holiday to date. We laughed it off when a waiter at a local restaurant said, “You’ll see, this time next year you’ll have your own house.” But it stuck in our minds and by the end of our two week holiday we’d discovered the perfect bit of land.

What makes this villa unique

The only traffic past our villa is the occasional goat or sheep. It is the most peaceful spot, with the sound of birds. While lazing in the swimming pool you can see panoramic views of mountains and trees all around.

In my experience of staying in other places in rural areas, you often can’t walk to a good selection of shops and restaurants and are reliant on a car. On the five minute walk to the village, the friendly locals will always give you a smile.

But don’t get me wrong, if it’s adventure, bustling markets, boat trips, beautiful beaches or ancient ruins you’re after, you’re only a short drive or minibus ride away. Every member of the family will be kept happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In our last few minutes of time before depature I'm taking me some time to say thank you to you for letting us being your guests at Yesil Vadi. We've had a nice time here and would recommend this lovley place to everyone. Who knows, maybe we'll rebook this nice place next year again! ;-)
Sep 2013
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Villa with Private Pool, Uzumlu Village, near Fethiye, Aegean, Turkey
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews

A stunning modern villa in relaxed surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious well appointed villa - very clean and well maintained throughout. A private pool along with outside BBQ and enclosed eating area and lovely gardens with stunning views. The owners provided a welcome food pack which was appreciated as we did arrive very late at night. There was also a comprehensive information pack documenting things to see and do in the area which helped us plan our stay. The village is a short walk away and has a number of small restaurants and shops all v friendly atmosphere. Fethiye with its boat trips and local Turkish baths are a must and also not too far away are a choice of gorgeous beaches. Will certainly recommend the villa to friends and family. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful Villa - The Best We Have Stayed In

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Uzumla Nr Fethiye

The villa is decorated to an extremely high standard and everything you could think of is provided. The kitchen (although not used much by us) had everything to prepare meals if required. Janet had left a very useful information book, our only criticism was that the outside lights went off too early which made walking home from the village after an evening meal a bit tricky although a torch was provided. There is another small one storey villa to the rear of this property which you cannot see from the photo but, this doesn't encroach on the privacy at all. The village itself had two great restaurants that we enjoyed The Wine House and The Grapes. A warm welcome guaranteed at both delicious food very reasonably priced. Also a pide restaurant which my daughter and boyfriend declared the best they had tasted the whole holiday. The local people were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for local shop keepers.

I would defiantly recommend this villa to friends and hope to return to Turkey in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday at Yesil Vadi. It can be a bit dark walking back from the village at night, unless it’s a moonlit night. The street lights should be on all night, but when I was there recently I noticed that one of them wasn’t working, so perhaps that’s why. Glad you found the torch useful anyway!

Very nice, comfortable, well situated villa.

  • 4 of 5

This was our 5th visit to Uzumlu so we are very familiar with the village and have made some good friends who are residents.

We had a wonderfull time as always and look forward to returning next year. We would not hesitate to recommend Yesil Vadi. It made absolutely no difference to us, but I would suggest updating the Photo's to reflect the current surrounding layout as this could provoke criticism.

Senay was as lovely as always making us very welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday at Yesil Vadi. I've recently returned from the villa and have taken some new photos to update the website with, so will be putting them up shortly. Although I think you'll agree that inspite of the bungalow built nearby it's still very private and a great location!

Well furnished house in nice and friendly village

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous time. It is really a cozy little village, a friendly neighbourhood and Turkey is really a nice country; Easily travelled, friendly and helpfull people with lots of humour, and interesting culture and nature. We are not finished with visiting this part of the world at all!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and Uzumlu. I agree Turkey is a great country for a holiday and people are always very friendly and hospitable. Janet

Beautiful Villa in tranquil surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Yesil Vadi for two weeks in May and we had the most relaxing, peaceful holiday which was just what we were looking for. The villa is beautiful, so spacious, light and airy but very homely and immaculately kept, quality bedding and towels and all the equipment you could need in the kitchen, also more than enough crockery and cutlery is provided..

Our welcome pack consisted of water, milk, orange juice, bread, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, so all we needed for breakfast the next morning without rushing to the village.

Janet had provided some logs which we found very welcoming as the first few nights were quite chilly so the wood burner came in very handy!

The pool area is spacious with plenty of sun loungers and comfy cushions and chairs to relax on, the surrounding gardens were a delight to look at and walk around, lovely flowers and plants, and we were able to pick strawberries and mulberries too.

We spent a lot of time just sitting and looking at the mountains and scenery, never tiring of watching the wildlife, every morning and evening a lady would walk her herd of goats past the villa, she would always wave and say hello, we found the people of Uzumlu very welcoming and friendly, if you want a holiday where you can totally relax then Yesil Vadi and Uzumlu are perfect for you.

The village had enough shops that catered for our needs, and the village bakery is a must, never tasted bread like that for a long time. There are enough eating places should you want to eat out, we liked Selale and Grape Garden, both very different but equally good, also the pide/pizza place was very good value, average 6 or 7TL for a good size pizza.

Senay and Gursel who look after the villa are a lovely couple, always willing to help and nothing was a problem, it was good to know we had someone there who we could call on should we need help with anything, thank you so much.

We will be coming back next year and wouldn't hesitate in recommending

Yesil Vadi, thank you Janet and Malcolm for letting us share your home in Uzumlu.


  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review of Yesil Vadi and Uzumlu. I’m glad you enjoyed the garden – May is a good time for strawberries and mulberries. Pleased to hear you had a relaxing holiday and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Superb villa in rural mountain location

  • 5 of 5

We stopped at Yesil Vadi for 3 weeks at the end of July, 2 adults/2 children (age 10 & 8). The villa is superbly presented, inside and out, with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

We bought and left a juicer as the local oranges produce the sweetest juice you can ask for, which is something the kids did on a frequent basis. All the utensils, including BBQ equipment, is available, not that you will be doing a lot of cooking as a meal in Uzumlu village is very cheap, around £30 for 4 including local wine and the obligatory Efes or two. We found the local pide place great value, £10 for 4, although Selale restaurant, just above the public toilets, was excellent with great value meals. The kids christened Selale "The Secret Garden" as it is a little gem of a place covered with greenery,a fountain, 2 small furry dogs (Carlos is the puppy) and a kitten.

The villa is a leisurely 10 minute walk into the village center and you go past houses with goats, sheep and donkeys living outside.

We spent many a day just lazing around the pool on the comfy loungers and you are not overlooked at all, which meant privacy for the kids jumping into the pool and the topless wife who wanted a nice tan.

A car is really required, although the local dolmus, will take you into Fethiye, which I highly recommend, especially at night time for some shopping and haggling. Patara beach is excellent, 45 mins away, but well worth the trip, as is Saklikent gorge.

If the kids had their way they would suggest WiFi, but as it is available in most of the restaurants in the village, its not a major drawback for me, and it means I'm not tempted to check my work emails.

In summary, if you are looking for a villa to relax and chill out with great restaurants close by, then I would have no hesitation in recommending Yesli Vadi.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haven't thought of making our own orange juice - thanks for the idea and the juicer! We have a lemon tree and an orange tree in the garden, both quite young trees at the moment but are beginning to produce some fruit. In season, the mulberry tree and strawberry plants provide a great addition to breakfasts. We love the fact that the pool isn't overlooked and that it is quite private. The restaurants are good value and I'd agree that Selale really is a 'secret garden' - a very special place.


Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Uzumlu is a pretty, unspoilt village with cobbled streets, Ottoman stone cottages and a lovely main square with a weekly market. Yesil Vadi (Green Valley) Villa is in a peaceful setting yet only a short stroll from the main square with its shops and restaurants. The valley is known for its mushrooms, cherry trees, pine trees and grapevines (uzum means grape, uzumlu, place of the grape). Uzumlu Mushroom Festival in April celebrates the local morel mushroom, with lots to eat, music and folk dancing. The mountains and foothills around the village are great for walking, with ancient Lycian and Roman remains at Cadianda. The village is only 15 - 20 minutes from the beach at Calis and the lively town of Fethiye. Oludeniz, which has been called the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean, is 35 minutes away. The start of the 2000 year old, 509 km Lycian Way is close to Fethiye. Louis de Berniers was inspired by the abandoned Greek village near Fethiye to write 'Birds without Wings'. Daniel Craig emerged from the water at Calis beach in summer 2012, for the latest James Bond film. There are many organised outdoor activities such as paragliding and rafting and the famous Saklikent Gorge is close by. Uzumlu is less than an hour from Dalaman airport. Airport transfers and car hire can be arranged.


Rates & Availability

From £385 Per week

Uzumlu Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1st April - 20th May
Apr 1 2015 - May 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
21st May - 11th June
May 21 2015 - Jun 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
12th June - 10th July
Jun 12 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
11th July - 2nd September
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
3rd September - 30th September
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
1st October - 31st October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes Special Offer! 15% discount on all 2015 holidays booked before 31st January 2015.

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Uzumlu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • The en suite bathroom (1) has an enclosed shower unit, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. The family bathroom has a small bath with shower, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. The downstairs bathroom (3) has an enclosed shower, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. Water is heated by solar panels on the roof. There is an immersion heater for use at the beginning and end of the season, if needed. There are towels for your use, to be used inside the villa only. Pool towels are also provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed, en-suite, shared large balcony. Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, shared large balcony. Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds. All bedrooms have remote controlled air conditioning. Each room has wardrobes, bedside tables, mirrors. There is a dressing table in bedroom 1. There are hair-dryers in bedrooms 1 and 2. Bedding and bed linen are provided and there is enough provided for you to change if needed. A travel cot is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The living area has seating for 6. There are 6 sun loungers with cushions and 2 parasols, for use by the pool or in the sitting area. In the pool area there is an outdoor shower. There are 6 chairs with cushions for use around the table on the terrace. Also there are 2 large bean bags which can be used indoors or on the terrace. The TV room has seating for 4, satellite TV, a large selection of DVDs, Ipod docking station and air conditioning. The cooker is a gas hob with electric oven. There is a gate on the terrace which can be closed to keep young children away from the pool (but not locked). The pool is 7.5m x 4 m and the depth is 1.5 metres throughout. 6 beach towels are provided. A safe is provided. Walking sticks (nordic walking style) for trekking are provided. A welcome pack is provided for your arrival, with some basic provisions.

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