Villa Meryem, spacious 2 bedroom villa, private pool, beautiful scenic village
- english, german, turkish
About Michelle Ergin
I am English and my husband is Turkish and we live here in Üzümlü in Turkey and we have a young daughter called Meryem, after whom the villa is named. We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely villa. Michelle and Yusuf.
Michelle Ergin purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Michelle Ergin chose Gündoğmuş
If you want to experience real Turkey, whilst still being only a 10 minute drive from lively Kalkan and its many shops and restaurants, then this is the villa for you. The setting is so beautiful and the views from the villa are stunning. This is the perfect location to base yourself to be able to enjoy the many sights and activities nearby. Patara beach with its Roman ruins and horse riding, the fish farms and restaurants at Islamlar, Saklikent gorge, Lycian way walking to name just a few.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
pets not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Just had a 2 week stay at this lovely place. It was just what we wanted - extremely private, peaceful and quiet. Although to get to such tranquility, the drive down to the villa was a bit of a challenge, but soon got used to that! The villa was clean and well equipped, the showers were great - plenty of hot water and water pressure! The views are amazing - looking across the valley towards the sea, and the night sky with so little light pollution was spectacular.
The bed we have to say wasn't the best, but again the views from it night and day are beautiful.
This was our first visit to this area of Turkey having stayed numerous years around the Fethiye area previously. Kalkan was obviously the closest 'town' to the villa, and this is where you can find a couple of supermarkets, lots of places to eat, bars and a few shops. We usually like to find a local restaurant for meals out, and this we felt was lacking on our visit, although the area is still developing and so this will probably change soon.
Overall we loved our time at the villa - we just wanted to stay longer!
A delightful villa in beautiful surroundings
We have just spent two weeks at Villa Meryem in the mountain village of Uzulma, a ten minute drive from lively Kalkan. This a well-equipped, clean and tidy villa. It is set in secluded position over-looking a lovely valley and ultimately to the sea. There is a delightful patio garden and the swimming pool is serviced daily by the owner. The owners speak English and were extremely friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this villa and can assure you of a very pleasant stay.
Great rural retreat
Villa Meryem is a very nice new villa built into the part terraced valley-side owned by the family of Yusuf and Michelle who built the villa, and is surrounded by the grape vines and olive trees (and vegetables) that the family still look after.
Custom-built as a holiday villa, it has large sliding glass doors making it feel light and airy, and nice marbled floors and bathrooms. Outside, the pool, kept sparklingly clean by Yusuf's attention every morning, has a patio with a couple of small olive trees retained giving character and some shade, a couple of large sun umbrellas, and the nice corner "chill" area with a semi-opaque net covering gives more shade. There are nice wooden sun-loungers with wheels at one end, and as the pool and patio are on the western end of the villa and if you want to maximise your sun-bathing, you do need to move them around because of the way the shadows work. Breakfast can be had in the sun on the south facing verandas, the late afternoon sun is on the slightly narrow piece of patio between the pool and the villa, the sun then sets behind some trees (around 6:30 when we were there).
There are no adjacent properties overlooking the pool and patio, although several hundred meters away and up the hill a few properties distantly overlook the verandas. Outside the atmosphere is nicely tranquil, with some gardening, and grape and olive tending at times. On the opposite side of the small valley there are a few olive trees, but we never saw anybody there.
Set off before it gets too hot for a nice 30-50 minute round trip walk past local life and countless grape vines to the village shops - the seeded bread rings were our favourite bread, the "village cheese" (soft white stored in water) goes well with both the tomatoes and pears. Or there is a daily bread van.
A Villa Hideaway `different from the rest` !
Having stayed in Kilkan before we knew what we were looking for, A Villa in a quiet location within easy reach of the Town, we found it ! `Villa Meryem` just a 10 minuet drive and a nice hideaway location, the pictures do not do it justice, its far nicer than you expect, Michelle and Yusuf should be proud of what they have achieved, a first class villa that i`m sure all guest will enjoy.
You will receive a very warm welcome and Michelle is only a phone call/text away if you require any help, Yusuf maintained the pool every morning keeping it clean and crystal clear, We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly return sometime in the near future ! Would I recommend this Villa to a Friend ? YES 10/10
Stunning Location, perfect for a quite get away
The pictures don't go this property justice. The villa is surrounded by an orange grove and grape vines. The pool and windows overlook a green valley with not a house in sight. We loved the fact that it was only 10 minutes from Kalkan and all that has to offer, but far enough to be a quiet retreat.
The couple that own it are lovely and very helpful with advice on where to go, what to see etc but also left us to enjoy the place. This is a perfect getaway for couples or families who love Turkey but want something a bit different. The property was immaculate and spacious, with excellent facilities. We will certianly be going back.
Villa Meryem is located in Üzümlü which is a beautiful peaceful village set against the backdrop of the Taurus mountains, yet still just a 10 minute drive from lively Kalkan. Come and experience real Turkey and the friendliness and warmth of the Turkish people!