HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We're committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
My partner Marina and I have a 34kg baby Akita (Satti) and were looking for a suitable place to stay in Turkey for two winter months.
We both write for a profession and wanted a house with a garden, quiet area and a little bit of a sea view.
Marina found "Taş Evi" (Turkish for Stonehouse) and we discovered heaven on earth.
And the whole package was complemented by dealing with the sincere, generous and very interesting German owner Willi Lenz and his two wonderful local caretakers Ilhan and Mehmet.
Our day always started with a 3-minute drive down the beach and a walk with Satti, a Turkish coffee at the beach cafe, pick up some simits (circular sesame seed bread) and then home to get on with the day.
While mummy and daddy did their work, Satti constantly explored the mystical and magical terraced wood area that is modestly referred to as a garden.
A walk in the garden was to be part of a children's fairytale and watching Satti's never-ending game of "find the squirrel".
And before going back upstairs, some grapefruit would be picked for breakfast.
Many afternoons were spent sitting on the patio watching the tandem paragliders floating down to the beach from Babadag mountain.
The villa is perfectly located for easy access to shopping in Fethiye and easy day trips to sights in the area. But always coming back to Taş Evi was that "aaahhh, we are home" feeling and Satti would be off to find that squirrel.
From Marina, Satti and I thank you, Willi, Ilhan and Mehmet for the 2 months Taş Evi experience. We will be back. Cheers Geoff