Kayakoy cottage rental
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
 

Kayakoy Cottage Rental Photos and Description
A relaxing rural getaway in a historically and scenically fascinating Village

The Cottages have been carefully restored to create a beautiful and relaxing rural getaway. Each boutique Cottage has a private area and the property is surrounded by gardens, fruit trees and a rustic stone wall. The property boasts panoramic views of rolling hills and sweet scented pine forests with a mountainous backdrop. Above the Valley you can see the sea twinkling between the hills behind the abandoned Greek Village that forms the heart of Kaya Village.

The beautifully tiled pool area is raised above the property and overlooks the picturesque Kaya Valley. The pool area is flooded with sunshine all day then is lit up at night time for relaxing and star gazing or a midnight dip.

Around the Village, neighbours can been seen tending to their animals and bustling about with domestic chores or collecting wood and herbs from the mountains. A must is to sample their delicious home made yoghurt, cheese, honey, fresh Village bread, eggs, olives and sun ripened fresh fruits and vegetables.

Kayakoy Village is located around the historic ruins of Levissi. The ruins lie nestled against the hillside, forming an open-air museum or “Ghost Town”. Levissi was abandoned following a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the early 1920’s. Exploring the site via worn pathways weaving between houses and churches is a wonderful experience.

The ruins of Levissi were the inspiration for the Louis De Bernieres novel Birds Without Wings.

To quote - 'Birds Without Wings begins in the early 1900s in an idyllic town in South West Anatolia during the declining years of the Ottoman Empire. It traces the fortunes of one small community in which Christian and Muslim lived and how traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries'

Kayakoy is in a Valley raised above sea level surrounded by coastline and forest.

Car Hire/Local Buses: Car hire is not necessary but if guests are thinking about renting a car, it is a very good way to see the best of what the area has to offer. If guests are interested in particular in seeing the Lycian ruins scattered about the area then a car is strongly recommended. Aircon in the car can be a welcome relief during the hottest months (July/August) so guest may wish to hire a car if they want to sightsee in comfort.Car hire is charged on a weekly rate or a daily rate for bookings less than a week.

The local transport in the area is the 'Dolmus ' bus. Previous visitors to will be familiar with this system - you can board the bus anywhere from the side of the road or waiting at a designated stop. Buses are regular and on time. Many characters are met on the Dolmus bus. A good cultural experience! The Kayakoy Dolmus travels direct to Fethiye Town, Gemiler and Olu-Deniz beaches every 1/2 - 1 hour and fares are between 3-6 Turkish Lira

Walk trails: Well marked walk trails surround the Village, which itself is actually a stopoff on the famous Lycian Way walk trail from Fethiye to Antalya.

Some walks include:

Cottages to Af Kule monastary 1hr

Levissi ruins to Oludeniz (fantastic walk) 2.5 - 3hrs

Levissi ruins to Cold Water bay 45mins

Kayakoy to Fethiye via old cobbled village road 2hrs

Cottages to Gemiler beach - asphalt road or forest trail 1.5hrs

Shorter walk trails are found around the Village.

On the Lycian Way

Hisaronu to Faralya 5-6hrs (take dolmus to starting point).

Walking and Birdwatching books are provided with botanical and historical notes.

Details for The Smokehouse Cottage 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The Smokehouse is a large one bed stone built Cottage with traditional decor throughout, whitewashed walls and wooden beamed ceilings. As you enter the Smokehouse you pass through the quirky blue Cottage style kitchen area with a dining area and fireplace. The verandah and outside dining area is just off the kitchen. You then enter a spacious living room with large traditonal fireplace, and two day beds perfect for relaxing or to sleep extra guests. A CD player, games and a large collection of books are available for guest's use. This room acts as a perfect separate bedroom during summer months when all time will be spent outdoors enjoying sunshine. The bathroom has decorative blue tiling, basin, shower over bath and hot water year round. The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit and ceiling fan, large built in cupboards and double doors opening onto a private terrace that has wonderful views of the Valley. Also a delightful breakfast spot! The Cottage is cleaned weekly.
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The Smokehouse Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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The Smokehouse Cottage
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+90 5375792050
Kayakoy Lycian and Turquoise Coast
Swansea, Wales
5

A little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
Kaya Cottages are amazing if you want to escape the rat race, and just need to relax. My fiancé and I booked a week's holiday there recently and couldn't believe how beautiful the cottage and the surrounding areas were. Claire the owner of the cottage was incredibly helpful answering any question we had and also helping us out by pointing us in the direction of some really lovely walks in the area. These cottages represent excellent value for money. They are simple, yet beautifully decorated with everything you need to have a quiet day lounging by the pool, or an evening meal cooking a Turkish BBQ. Alternatively if you fancy going out for a meal, there are plenty of restaurants in Kaya that can cook for you instead - including one at the bottom of the driveway! The cottages are incredibly well connected to Fethiye with a dolmus literally on your doorstep that departed every hour while we were there (low season), stopping at Hisaranou and Ovacik (where you could change to go to Oludeniz). We didn't struggle for transport at all during our stay, enjoying the convenience of the bus on the door step, but also the peace of the village. Travelling 10 mins down the road by bus was not a big problem! I really can't say enough how much we enjoyed our time there - we only wish we had longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for that and hope to see you again soon, hope the next time can be a bit longer. I hope the welsh is coming along well!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Smokehouse

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Wir haben das Haus und die prima Betreuung von Clare sehr genossen, z.B. wurden wir schnell und einfach mit ausreichend Holz versorgt da die Nächte schon sehr kalt waren. Das Haus liegt etwas erhöht d.h. frühstücken am Pool ist ein Genuß in jeder Beziehung. Für Wanderungen ist es ein sehr guter Startpunkt. Die Einrichtung ist sehr liebevoll und man fühlt sich umgehend wohl. Wir waren nicht zum letzten mal an der lykischen Küste!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Smokehouse Cottage

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Smokehouse cottage. Clare was an excellent host - she left us to our own devices but was at the end of the phone or popped by every couple of days in case we needed anything. She was able to suggest days out, places to eat and there is information about the local area provided in the cottage pack. The setting is beautiful and very quiet. Cottage very comfortable and roomy for 2 people. Very clean pool which is swept every day and private. If you want to get away from it all but be well placed to explore this stunning part of Turkey then I would recommend staying here. The local Dolmus bus system is great too, although it is very safe to walk around as well.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Smokehouse Cottage
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Kaya Cottages

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a really wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage, which is situated in a quiet village on the south coast of Turkey, near to Fethiye. Claire, the owner, is super friendly and incredibly helpful. She even secretly organised a cake for my wife's birthday. The cottage is really homely, with a lovely outdoor eating area and a private swimming pool and area to lie and soak up the sun. It is well equipped for cooking, has plenty of books (novels and local guides), and Scrabble. The bathroom is great, with a really strong hot shower, and there's plenty of space in the living area and kitchen.

There are loads of excellent restaurants within easy walking distance (most will pick you up and drop you back if you don't fancy a stroll under the stars), including Cin Baal, which is an incredible restaurant specialising in lamb, where you can get a special booth to yourself and can cook you own delicious meat on a grill that they bring to your table - it is very cool.

The area is perfect for swimming, exploring ancient ruins, or accessing parts of the Lycian Way, which takes you along the breathtaking coast. The nearest beach, where you can hire kayaks and organise other activities is about 10 min drive away and other beaches are easily reached walking or by car.

Overall, the whole holiday was superb.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Cara and Carol

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The two cottages, Smokehouse and the Stables, have been very beautifully restored and are immaculately maintained. There are many special decorative touches, that make the cottages homey yet elegant. For example, hand embroidered locally produced bed linens, lots of antique tools and equipment, colourful potted plants in the courtyard, and plenty of books and local information. There is now also Wi Fi available, which worked the whole 10 days of our stay in September. The cottages are high on a hill (but easily accessible by car) with far reaching views of the mountains, in a charming farming village with few signs of the bad effects of tourism. The village people are open and friendly, and we enjoyed many long walks in the peaceful country lanes and up on sheep tracks. Highly recommended and many thanks to Claire for her friendly assistance.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Becky from London

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Smokehouse cottage. Clare was an excellent host - she left us to our own devices but was at the end of the phone or popped by every couple of days in case we needed anything. She was able to suggest days out, places to eat and there is information about the local area provided in the cottage pack. The setting is beautiful and very quiet. Cottage very comfortable and roomy for 2 people. Very clean pool which is swept every day and private. If you want to get away from it all but be well placed to explore this stunning part of Turkey then I would recommend staying here. The local Dolmus bus system is great too, although it is very safe to walk around as well."
business
The Smokehouse Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51322
+90 5375792050
Kayakoy Lycian and Turquoise Coast
5

Absolutely Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We stayed at the Smokehouse Cottage for Christmas, New Year and beyond. My friend stayed a bit longer. The property itself is just brilliant, very clean, everything you would ever need, fully equiped kitchen, very modern bathroom. As we were there in winter, there was a wood stove in the living room (wood provided) and heaters in all other rooms, plus plenty of extra blankets for extra cosiness. There were still a few restaurants open in the village and they suited our needs just fine, one of them is a bbq restaurant and you sit in front of an open fire and grill your own selection of meat and veg, very nice and of course it being winter, nice and toasty! We had lunch/dinner in Fetiye a few times as well, but mostly we just cooked in the cottage. There is a little corner shop nearby that stocks just about everything you would need or else there is a brilliant food market (including fish and meat) in Fetiye or of courses the big Markets on Tuesdays and Fridays. We met quite a few locals at Caspers (pub) and all were very nice, New Years Eve was a big party and the owner of the pub even drove us home (as at that time of the night it seemed very far to walk ..). We rented a car through Clare (very cheap) and did a number of day trips which was very easy and saw lots of beautiful historic sights, gorgeous nature and surroundings. We especially lke the fact that this time of year there are hardly any tourists anywhere, which obviously has the drawback that a lot of things are closed, but all we needed was always open. We had a wonderful trout lunch at Saklikent Gorge being the only customers there (probably seats around 500). From the cottage it is quite an easy walk down to Gemiler Beach which is very pretty and there is a little Cafe just on the water, makes for a very relaxing afternoon! Clare, the owner of the cottage(s) is just wonderful, it seemed like nothing was too much trouble and it felt like we were staying at the friend's place rather than in rented accommodation. All in all we had a very wonderful, fun and relaxing time. Would definitively recommend this place to anyone and hope to be back some time very soon. Karin and Frank
Helpful votes: 3/3
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The Smokehouse Cottage
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Kayakoy Lycian and Turquoise Coast
Folkestone, Kent
5

Rural tranquility

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My husband and I were looking for something a little bit different, away from the main resorts, in this area of outstanding natural beauty in Turkey. We couldn't have chosen better, and I can honestly say it really is as good as the pictures. We stayed in Smokehouse Cottage, a beautifully clean, well-kept Greek-style cottage. We arrived late and were shown to the cottage by the local restaurateur. Clare looked after us from then on, speaking fluent Turkish where our language skills failed, and supplying fresh eggs and milk for the first day. The place is idyllic, the people were warm and hospitable, and it was with great sadness that we left at the end of the week! For a peaceful retreat, this is the place I would choose over any other.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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The Stables

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Clare was a wonderful host and really helpful without imposing. The Stable Cottage was in the perfect location with fabulous views towards the mountains and the Ghost town. We had our own private patio area for bbqs and shared the much needed plunge pool. We didnt need a car as the Dolmus bus regularly went through the village towards the beach or to Fetiye town, which has a fantastic market on Tuesdays and is buzzing at night! Perfect place to relax but also plenty to do and see! Kayaking, Scenic walks, horse riding and beautiful beaches! Would love to return!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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The Smokehouse Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51322
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Kayakoy Lycian and Turquoise Coast
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The Smokehouse

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Smokehouse Cottage was all that we had hoped for and more. Set in a lovely location above Kinali village with a shared secluded pool, it was an ideal retreat for our family of 4 on a two week break.I was surprised by the choice of good local restaurants, all decent value, and the close proximity of a very attractive local beach at Gemiler.Aircon in the bedroom was a godsend in July, but needs adding in the second room ideally. Would love to return- the clincher ? Our hostess Clare who really met our every need, including a (surprise) birthday cake and candles for out 8 year old boy`s birthday- Priceless.....
Helpful votes: 3/3