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Very luxurious villa with very special atmosphere and full privacy

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious villa (10 p), private pool, walking distance to Dalyan centre

The house, built in 2009, fits 10 persons and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences including WIFI. There are 4 bedrooms, all air conditioned. One of them is situated on the ground floor and has a private shower, toilet and own entrance from the garden. There is a spacious lounge with air conditioning and fireplace. TV and DVD player are available. The kitchen is modern and equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave and refrigerator. You will find a water cooler, 2nd fridge/freezer and washing machine in the pantry. Wifi provided. Large veranda with multiple seats and big table for breakfast or dinner outside. On the first floor there are 3 more bedrooms, all air conditioned. There is a room with a 2-bed, a room with 2 single beds and a third room for 4 people with double bunk. Also on this floor are 2 luxurious 2-sink bathrooms, each with toilet and bidet. Each upstairs bedroom opens onto the large balcony from overlooking the big garden (1100 sqm) and offering a splendid view over the mountain

The garden, flanked by a small brook where you will find small river turtles sunbathing, contains orange-, fig-, lemon-, banana trees and more. There is a big barbecue. In the back of the garden, you will find the large swimming pool (40 m2) than can be lighted after sundown, During the day, relax in the sun using one of the big sun chairs and umbrellas. The pool is kept clean daily during swimming season, always ensuring you perfectly fresh and celan water.

The village

Dalyan is a small town in the province of Mugla on the southwest (Lycian) coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is approximately 25 minutes from the international airport of Dalaman. The town is situated in the center of a broad delta of special and unspoiled natural beauty that is assigned a protected status. In addition, the area is of great historical value: the ancient city of Caunos lies on the opposite side of the river that runs along Dalyan.The ruins of this ancient city from the 3rd century of our era are so extensive that they are still not fully uncovered.

The Dalyan River, allowing water to flow from the Köycegiz lake to the Mediterranean runs right past the town, where it is flanked by numerous terraces where you can enjoy the always warm summer evenings and have a refreshing drink or enjoy the delicious local Turkish cuisine. And why not order fresh fish, newly caught while you watch? From here one has a breathtaking view of the river that passes the famous ancient Lycian rock tombs and then meanders through a network of lakes and waterways. Through this mixture of fresh and salt water, these vast wetlands provide habitat for a large species of fish, birds and other life in and around the water.

It is therefore the town had retained its natural charm and beauty and has become a small center for tourism, where massive tourism and big hotels near the beach are taboo. There are many restaurants in the center, which offer a wide choice of lively shops and nightlife. A regular dolmus service operates a shuttle service, not only to larger towns in the region such as Fethiye and Marmaris, but also to smaller towns in the immediate vicinity.

In short: this is a unique and unspoilt destination with lots of culture, charm, history and spectacular scenery, excellent local cuisine and above all an unforgettable hospitality. Really a very suitable destination for families - no doubt, before your stay ended, you will look forward to come back for another visit.

The beach

The Iztuzu beach, regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, lies 5 km south of the river that cuts through the delta.

The spotless sandy beach together with the turquoise sea is an ideal place for tourists who in search for an attractive subtropical beach, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and other forms of entertainment but far from mass tourism. The area around the beach is protected in favor of the turtles and therefore there are no buildings directly near the beach and it takes a short but beautiful trip to get there, The beach can be reached by a wonderful and relaxing 20 minute trip with one of the numerous turkish boats from the municipal boat company, but you can also get there by car or by minibus.

Say Dalyan and you say turtles. The Iztuzu beach at Dalyan is one of the last beaches in the world where the great sea turtle Caretta caretta (which can reach a weight over 350 lbs) breeds. This special turtles return every summer since time immemorial to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand to be hatched by the heat of the sun. The discovery that Iztuzu Beach is one of the last places on earth where these turtles (Caretta caretta) lay their eggs, was the reason this beach was declared a protected wildlife area of international importance.

The turtle has become the symbol of Dalyan, a place that has set the goal of protecting this beautiful endangered species. The nature in this region is the reason this is one of the few officially protected areas in Turkey. And for this reason there is no building near the beach, so you can be sure that the small-scale tourism and beach stays calm, even in high season.

As nature in and around Dalyan is carefully protected, Dalyan is not a destination for mass tourism but is retained as an authentic paradise for Turkey where peace, nature and beautiful bays and beaches remained almost untouched. For just a few lira, small taxi boats will bring you via Dalyan harbour on a scenic route across the river to an even more quiet part of the beach which is not accessible for cars.

The environment

In the immediate vicinity of the villa, there is much nice to see, to do and to experience. There is a beautiful untouched nature: this region is even on of the few officially protected areas in Turkey and offers many opportunities for beautiful walks with breathtaking views. Walking through this area, chances are that you will meet several wild turtles crossing your path. Then there are the ruins of the millennial-old city of Caunos (3000 BC) and the famous rock-cut Lycian tombs. A local family will gladly bring you in their rowing boat to the other side of the river where the ruins are located. Nearby are the famous mud baths of Sultaniye that are said to cure many ailments, and even to have an anti-aging effect. After a healthy and rejuvenating mud bath, there is the possibility of a refreshing bath in natural sulfur-rich hot spring with 40-degree warm water.

The Lycian coast is characterized by rugged mountains, olive groves, countless orange and lemon trees and vast forests. The beaches are very clean and the coast has countless unspoiled rocky coves and small sandy beaches. The sea is clear and contains a wealth of fish. In short, this area is really a natural paradise.

Authentic fishing villages, idyllic resorts, the remains of antiquity that witnesses thousands of years of history, culture and mythology of this region make it to a destination that offers something for everybody, whether you are a nature lover, sun addict or looking for a more active holiday. Only if you are looking for mass entertainment and huge tourits buildings directly at the beach, you will have to look elsewhere.....

More Details

Mrs Saskia Frinking and Mr. J. Vingerhoets
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Mrs Saskia Frinking and Mr. J. Vingerhoets

The owners of this villa are Jan Vingerhoets and his wife Saskia Frinking. Saskia is an artist; she designed the house and its interior. Jan is a doctor who lived and worked in Holland and Sweden. He now has a GP medical practice in Holland. Saskia lived in South Africa for 7 years before returning to the Netherlands, where she now works as an artist, specialising in painting African women ( She designed the house and is responsible for creating for the very special atmosphere that many people find so stunningly attractive in our villa, causing many of our guests to come back.

Our goal is to offer a very special atmosphere for guests who can appreciate a good taste, tranquility and a far-from standard experience with a personal touch in a top-segment villa. This house is not for those who search for mass-tourist holidays. We try to offer a personal and informal service to our guests; our goal is to offer you the best possible holiday experience.

Mrs Saskia Frinking and Mr. J. Vingerhoets purchased this villa in 2009

Why Mrs Saskia Frinking and Mr. J. Vingerhoets chose Ortaca

This property is built especially bearing in mind the thought that we wanted to offer our guests an extraordinary holiday experience. A good, relaxing atmosphere, the possibility to sit and talk together in a quiet atmosphere, small and bigger sitting area's in sun, shadow of around the pool: everything with the goal of offering a sense of togetherness, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and really being out of your normal routines. We want our guests to love this place - and return.

What makes this villa unique

Atmosphere. Many sitting areas, cosiness. Tastefully decorated. Natural environment, no mass tourism. Unique beautiful beach.

Good service, local information and any help you wish. Personal contact with villa owner.


Ortaca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower available near the swimming pool
  • Ground floor: bedroom with en suite bathroom, separate toilet adjacent to bedroom. First floor: 2 luxurious bathrooms each with 2 sinks, toilet, bidet Outside shower near the swimming pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ground floor, private bathroom, own entrance
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , one of the beds is a doublebunk.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms have their own color themes: marine blue, lavender, burgundy red, olive green. The bedroom on the ground floor has an own entrance via the garden and private bathroom. The toilet for this room is directly beside the bedroom. The master bedroom had a walk-in closet. There is a bedroom sleeping 4 with 2 single beds and a double bunk and a fourth bedroom with 2 single beds. There are 2 baby cots available at no extra cost.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Suitable for elderly, but you will have to climb 3 small steps to the front door, so not suitable for wheelchairs. Bedroom with bathroom and toilet both on ground floor.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Very luxurious villa with very special atmosphere and full privacy
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this wonderful villa. As before we had a fantastic holiday. Everything was just as we remembered - villa was amazing, clean, spacious, lovely and cool and with everything we needed. The layout worked really worked well for 2 families staying together with a total of 4 adults and 5 children. The pool is fantastic set in the the most amazing garden with its beautiful fruit trees. We couldn't have picked a better location! The family next door cooked us a lovely Turkish meal one night-something which we hadn’t done before and would definitely recommend this. The villa is in such a lovely tranquil place - we love the peaceful location and hearing the wonderful calls to pray from the mosque. We very much hope to come back again. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful villa well-located on the edge of Dalyan

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well-equipped and designed, especially the downstairs living areas and the terrace area where we ate all our meals. The pool and garden were very well-looked after, with an almost tropical feel thanks to the palm tree, the banana trees, the fig and the flowering bougainvillea and oleander. The neighbours with the pomegranate orchard next door will cook for you, and we used this service on the final night - the food was excellent, all freshly prepared, much of it from their own produce. We hires a car to tour the area ourselves and did a lot of walking in the nearby forests, and also took a boat trip round the lake, organised by the managing agents who even arranged for us to be collected from the villa and taken straight to the boat - that was a lovely 3 hour outing, with swimming in the lake and a visit to the hot springs and mud baths. I would certainly recommend the villa to friends. Our best meal out was at the Sunset Restaurant in the mountains overlooking the sea and the sunset.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect location for a holiday with friends or fam

  • 5 of 5

It's the second time we went to this house to spend our summer holiday and it will defenitly not be the last time. The pool, barbequeplace and cosy veranda were great! Everything was taken care off, transfer from and to the airport, a watercooler and airco in all the bedrooms. Thanks Saskia & Jan!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful villa in a super nice area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the second time in villa Jakaranda so needless to say we enjoyed our time very much. The villa is super nice, perfect to spend quality time with your friends or family.

Also there are lots of thing to do in Dalyan and the area surrounding it. Awesome nature and a lot of nice restaurants and things to do and see.

Will defenitly come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Uniek en perfect vakantie huis

  • 5 of 5

Ik heb een fantastische tijd gehad in dit huis. Geweldige locatie, erg rustig en als je wel opzoek bent naar wat drukte is het dorp vlakbij. Het huis is erg persoonlijk en warm en het heeft een heerlijk zwembad in de achtertuin. Het huis is uitermate geschikt voor meerdere personen, wat ook betekend dat als je even rust van een grote groep wil, hier alle ruimte voor is. Al met al, een super tijd gehad! Bedankt Saskia en Jan!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Luxurious villa with a pool and much privacy.

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful stay in a wonderful place. Clean, well maintained. Lots of space and all the facilities you need for a comfortable holiday. We liked it a lot. Especially the pool.

Further a good distance to the centre of town (20 minutes walk). Lots of nice places for dinner.

We visited the hamam and we made a boottrip along the coast. Very nice, our favorite activity. We spotted turtles and beautiful birds and fish! Easily to book with the property manager. Good service!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Sarigerme Golf park, opening expected 2015
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
many cosy restaurants along the Dalyan river
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Iztuzu Plaji
Car: not necessary

On 1100 sq. m of land, covered with orange and lemon trees in the midst of the mountains near the charming town of Dalyan, we designed our own house with love, passion and respect for the local culture. Amidst the mountains, with nature and unspoilt beaches nearby, you will enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The villa is situated along a rural road on walking distance of the village, neighbouring a pommegranade orchard. Many romantic little restaurants along the riverside where you can enjoy very tasty and affordable food untill the late evening. Ancient historical sites can be found in the direct neighbourhood. Turtle beach, unspoilt nature all around. Here, we created a house with a special and authentic atmosphere and with a very high standard, first class beds, all airconditioned, fruit garden with BBQ, private pool. Our goal: to offer you an unforgettable holiday in Villa Jakaranda!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $233.59
Cleaning $40.88

In high season, rental periods start and end on saturday unless agreed otherwise.
Rates are displayed as accurate as possible but are subject to errors.
In case of excessive use of electricity (exceeding 50 €/week) the addidional costst are charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.