Kayakoy Villa Rental Photos and Description
Spacious 4 bedroomed villa, sleeps 7 (or 8), full air/con, stunning views
Kaya Vadi is a private complex of 4 villas, situated in the gorgeous valley of Kaya Koy between Olu Deniz and Fethiye. Kaya Vadi House is the largest of the 4 villas and is a spacious, architect designed residence. The 4 bedrooms are downstairs for coolness, and the living areas upstairs to take advantage of the stunning views over the valley to the mountains. The huge kitchen/dining area is equipped with every modern appliance and an antique dining table to seat 8. In the cavernous lounge you will find a TV/DVD with a stock of films. All the rooms in this house are air-conditioned. The upper terrace has a built-in BBQ.
Set amongst stunning Mediterranean gardens with lawns and meandering pathways, our 14m peanut shaped swimming pool is a central feature. There are 3 picturesque ruined stone cottages next to the pool terrace, and in one there is a Turkish style seating platform with scattered rugs and cushions – the perfect spot to relax with a book and a cool drink.
About the Region: There is very little crime in this part of Turkey. The children grow up in a family culture and respect their elders. The little tots walk to school unaccompanied, hand in hand. The coastline is amongst the most beautiful in the world - with mountains tumbling directly into the sea and numerous islands just waiting for you to explore. From Kaya Vadi as your base, you can be as active or as passive as you like. Some days you may choose to just relax by the pool, or sunbathe in complete privacy on your roof top terrace. Another day you might take a cruise on a beautiful wooden Turkish gullet, go snorkelling and visit some of the islands. If you feel more energetic you can take a jeep safari and combine an action packed, fun day with seeing some of our beauty spots and historical sites. Nearby there are beaches with water sports of all types, plus fishing, horse riding, camel riding, diving, para-gliding, microlites and excursions to many fascinating locations.
Within walking distance there are a variety of local restaurants offering traditional and western cuisine at surprisingly low prices.
There are some stunning historical sites in the surrounding area offering a touch of culture to your holiday. You can access these sites independently by car or as part of a Jeep Safari or other tour. The delightful harbour town of Fethiye, is just a 15 minute drive in one direction, and the wonderful beaches at Olu Deniz and Gemiler are a similar distance in the other. From Fethiye you can take a cruise round the islands in one of the many gulets lined up along the promenade. Or go shopping in the old town for designer clothes or watches at silly prices.
Services: Our manager, Gem, will deliver fresh bread and hang it on your doornob every day.
We are pleased to arrange airport transfers and/or car hire for our guests.
Our prices include a well stocked fridge on arrival, cleaning twice a week, all bathroom and beach towels, and a WiFi service for those that need to keep up with their emails.
We are also happy to help our guests find well-priced flights to Dalaman airport.
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
About Tim Levingston
Tim & Bridget – Our Story
It all started in early 1997 when we got the phone call that changed our lives. “Dad,” (it was my daughter Alex), “I am in Turkey, and have fallen in love with a young man called Tezel and we are going to get married.” In June 1997, Bridget and I arranged to go to Turkey to meet Tezel who turned out to be a very pleasant young man.
We used the morning of our last day to check out a business idea which was to buy or build property to let out as holiday villas. Holiday villas were common in Spain and Portugal, but hadn’t yet taken off in Turkey. We eventually found an elderly man selling property out of a school exercise book with no photographs. “I have two semi-detached villas with a swimming pool in Calis near the sea” he said. “About how much would we have to pay?” we asked. He mentioned a figure around £30,000. “That’s not bad - £30,000 for a 3 bedroomed villa with a shared pool. Could we get a discount if we bought them both?” He said “That is the price for the two, not just for one”.
That was it. We flew home that afternoon and put our house on the market. Six months later we arrived in Ankara for our daughter’s wedding, then took the overnight bus down to Fethiye with our 13 suitcases. A week later our two dogs arrived.
With help from a top consultant in Ankara, we set up a company in Turkey, we bought land in the Kaya valley and had a small private complex of 4 villas built. The building took 8 months and we took possession in January 1998.
Our story was written up in the Daily Mail and in the book to accompany the Channel 4 “Place in the Sun” series (copy of article available).
After more than 7 happy years in Turkey we moved back to Berkshire in 2005. Bridget went back into IT marketing and is doing very well.
In 2013 we sold the villas to our lovely manager, Gem, who has been with us for about 12 years. Tim continues to manage the villa bookings for Gem and is working on his golf handicap!
Tim Levingston purchased this villa in 1998
Why Tim Levingston chose Kayakoy
This house was designed specifically for it's own position. The bedrooms are downstairs for coolness and the spacious, open plan lounge, dining area, huge kitchen and terrace with BBQ are all upstairs to take advantage of the views. We lived happily in this house for 7 years and whenever we go back it is like going home.
What makes this villa unique
On one side of the house there is the master double bedroom with a twin bedroom next to it. On the other side of the house there is another double bedroom with a single bedroom next to it. The master bedroom is huge, measuring about 5 meters by 5 meters, and it has an en-suite bathroom with large, walk-in shower, WC and double sink. The adjacent twin bedded room has an en-suite shower room and WC. The other double is also very spacious and has plenty of room for an additional single bed if required. It has a large en-suite shower room and WC, and a small “kitchenette” with fridge and tea-making facilities. This room also has its own front-door which makes this house perfect for either a large family or for a smaller family travelling with another couple or, perhaps, grandparents.
The single bedroom is comfortably furnished with a chair and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, but does not have en-suite facilities.