The perfect getaway.
Submitted: August 28, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
This was our first time in Turkey and it certainly won't be our last. If you want to get away from it all, in a location that offers, excellent accomodation, beautiful views,good food and very friendly locals, then Villa Yaesmin in Umzulu is the place to go.
The bookling process was easy, and Shelia and Peter the owners were extremely helpful, great communication with plenty of tips and advice before we travelled. I felt that they offered a much more personnal service than you would get with a tour operator.
The Villa has eveything you need, with lovely gardens and outdoor eating area, the pool is great and you may meet some of the local wild life, (you often met tortoise in the garden).
Inside its very clean, and if there are any problems, Shelia and Peter have someone locally who can sort any problems out. Whilst we were there, one of the air conditioning units in the bedroom stopped working. As you can imagine, this is not great in the height of summer, but one quick phone call and by the end of the day it had been fixed.
Umzulu is situated approx a 20 minuted drive from the larger harbour resort of Fethiye, we would recommend a car however the local Dolmas (buses) run very regularly from the village. The village is lovely and the villagers extremely friendly.
Eating out is very reasonable, there were six of us, four adults and two teenagers and we were eating out, 2 -3 course with wines and drinks for approx £70-£80. Cadianada, Alya and Vintage were our favourite resturants.. The village has a couple of tavernas and small supermakets and a local market on a Friday morning, so most provisions can be brought locally.
Villa Yaesmin is the perfect base to visit the Western coast of Turkey and I would recommend this to young and old alike, a true getaway, to slow down and remember what life should be about.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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