About the property
- Cottage753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite)
Mulberry House is situated in a beautiful and unspoilt part of Turkey. The nearest town is Dalyan, which is a very pretty, level 25-minute walk or a 7-10 minute bike ride away. From the terrace you can watch the sun rise or set against the spectacularly beautiful mountain back drop.The terrace is large and shaded. In summer it is the main living area. A breeze blows across the valley from the mountains and over the terrace. The garden is shaded by mulberry and eucalyptus trees, vines,hibiscus, jasmine and fragrant melissa. The views from the terrace are fantastic. There is a traditional Turkish korsk in the garden for total relaxation. It is easy to sit and look at the unspoiled and beautiful view! Storks are often seen flying over the valley. There are five mountain bikes included with the house. This property would suit anyone who was looking for a holiday with a difference, who wanted to experience the 'real' unspoiled Turkey and 'get away from it all.
Special Activities: Mulberry House is a unique holiday experience. It is ideal for total relaxation or for activity and adventure.
Canyoning is one of the activities which is challenging but accessible. It is great to be able to climb up waterfalls and dive into mountain pools.
You can also join in the jeep safari which takes you through rivers and into the mountains around Dalyan. Enjoy getting soaked in the natural car washes!
It is possible to go white water rafting, or to go parascending or paragliding.
You can also canoe in the sea, river or lake.
The mud baths and hot springs are also a truly amazing and different experience.
There are a variety of local markets to visit , selling a wide selection of traditional and not so traditional goods.
Relaxation: Mulberry House is a very special place. Relaxing in one of the hammocks under the stars is an amazing experience. The sky is so black at night it is easy to see the milky way.
During the day the hammocks are shaded by the mulberry trees and you can see grapes growing above your head. Relax with a drink and you will never want to leave!
The Beach: Iztuzu beach is worth a special mention as it is one of the few totally undeveloped beaches in Turkey. It is 5 km long and is the nesting site for the caretta caretta turtle. At one end of the beach there is a turtle hopital where these huge and endangered animals are nurtured back to health. The beach is totally protected and unspoilt. It is possible to arrive at the beach by boat at one end or bus at the other. You can walk from one end to the other and in the middle it is completely deserted. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from small wooden buildings at either end and you can try the freshly made pancakes with pine honey.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
About Ruth Drewett
Mulberry House is my own holiday retreat. It is where I go as often as possible to completely relax and unwind. I work hard in the UK (as we all seem to!) in a challenging but very rewarding special school and I need Mulberry House to unwind. It has been, and still is, a wonderful place for my children, now young adults to explore, climb through waterfalls, go trekking, snorkelling and white water rafting in a stunning and beautiful environment. It has captured their imaginations and is their place of choice to stay in the world. This for me is not a business, it is a passion and I simply let out my Turkish home to ensure that it is managed and maintained while I am in the UK. My house in England is the equivalent, an old stone house, with a constant need for maintenance! My own personal favourite trip is the Kaunos Tours Starlight cruise. You take a boat on to the lake at dusk and after a trip to the mud baths and swimming in the lake, the captain will light a barbecue on the boat. It is amazing to swim in the warm waters in the dark and float looking up at the stars. After the meal we lie on the roof of the boat looking up at the sky and count all the shooting stars!
Ruth Drewett purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Ruth Drewett chose Ortaca
I fell in love with Dalyan in 2001 and came back again in 2003. It was then I decide to buy a small property. I spent 1 week looking at all kinds of villas with pools and small Turkish houses. It was the Turkish houses that won my heart . Eventually I bought Mulberry house because I fell in love with the Mulberry tree! It needed lots of renovation and eventually, due to council restrictions, it was completely rebuilt with earthquake foundations, modern bathrooms and a more open living space. I also have the luxury of a real working open fire place which really warms the house in the winter. It is a truly special house, quite different from the villas in Dalyan as for me it captures an essence of the real Turkey both past and present. I love the location being out of Dalyan and a more rural location. It does not have a pool, for a pool is not needed for most of the year and is not typically Turkish. There are so many opportunities for swimming and getting wet in and around Dalyan that we have never missed it. Some families with very young children prefer to rent a house without a pool as it is so much safer and they can relax while the children play in the large secure garden. Not having a pool also encourages people to go out and about to explore what is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
What makes this Cottage unique
Mulberry House or Dut Evi as it is in Turkish is not a typical villa with a pool and air conditioning. It is a house that a Turkish family would live in and as such it can function as a home all year round. The house is insulated to keep it cool in the summer and the use of fans at night is enough to keep cool on the hottest summer nights. This enables everyone to become acclimatised and makes for a slower pace of life in the summer. There is nothing more relaxing than gently swinging in one of the hammocks under the eucalyptus and mulberry trees reading a book with a breeze wafting over you. Occasionally the odd chicken from the farm next door appears with a few little chicks and is heard scuffling around in the leaves. At night the lack of light pollution means that the stars are incredibly clear. Being 2 km out of Dalyan makes it a cooler place to be and the bicycles are simply to allow a faster trip into Dalyan.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A typical Turkish Delight!
If you want a home away from home - this is it! We were not interested in entertainment, loud music or hotel food.
The house was very clean and tidy upon arrival.
The bonus of having bikes to cycle into town and explore was brilliant!
We managed to cycle to the market and bring our provisions home - what a luxury to be able to make salads and sit outside with a bottle of wine and chill!
We enjoyed waking up to hearing animals and local Turkish people going about their daily lives. Quiet and peaceful surroundings and in the beautiful garden, we could laze in the hammocks or in the typical Turkish gazebo.
The photos are accurate.
We had breakfast each morning on the patio looking over the farmers field.
There are lots of tours provided for in town if you want to go further afield.
Two musts: a typical Turkish massage
the day trip by boat which takes you on the lake to a huge market where all the locals go to buy their food, a BBQ lunch a swim in the lake and finally make your self 10 years younger by immersing your self in the warm mud at the Mud Baths !
Thank you so much for your review Joan, I am so glad you loved it as much as we do and appreciated the chance to relax and feel part of the Turkish way of life.
It is a very peaceful place to be!
Dalyan is an amazing place, had a fabulous time and mulberry house is perfect
Enjoyed the Mulberry House
We stayed in the Mulberry house for three nights and was not enough. Really enjoyed the house, the fireplace, bicycles even carrier for our toddler, the garden, chicken and the kids, closeness to Dalyan, the obutdoor grill, ( meats from the Oben Butcher was great), the see, the lake, the boat journey, the neighbourhood, happy people of Dalyan, the rocky hill view in the garden, quietness. It was really good to be there.
Thank you for our stay.
Thank you very much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Mulberry House. Please come back and stay again to explore Dalyan further.
Can't wait to go back
We've been twice to Mulberry House and I was just about to rebook for a third visit when I noticed that i'd never written a review although we still talk about our holiday's in Dalyan and are even looking at buying our own little place out there, we loved it so much.
Mulberry House is an idylic location for those looking to get away from it all. We visited once in October when the weather was still pleasantly hot and once in April when we enjoyed lots of exploring and sitting out the front watching the storks flying home into their giant nests. The house is finished in georgeous Turkish style with lots of big cushions. We enjoyed cooking some of our own meals and eating them on the terrace and relaxing in the hammocks watching the stars. We fed the cats every day and looked forward to greeting the local chickens who came to the garden in the morning. We ate our breakfast on the korsk with fresh fruit picked from the garden.
The bikes were a welcome addition and helped us to really explore Dalyan to the full.
For a little town Dalyan realy does have it all, great places to eat, a beautiful beach, friendly locals and amazing wildlife.
Thank you Katie for your lovely review. I am glad you love it as much as we do. Ruth
Relaxing week in this lovely house
We have just returned from a relaxing week in this very comfortable and authentic Turkish house with its lovely garden. The house was very clean and well equipped and we were well looked after by the local agents Kaunos Tours. There is so much to do in and around Dalyan and our highlights were the 12 Islands Boat Trip and the beautiful beach nearby. The bikes at the house are very useful for the short trip in and out of town.The local restaurants were fantastic and very good value. We would recommend this property and will definitely return to Mulberry House to explore more of the area and enjoy its variety of things to do.
We had a great time in Mulberry house.
We loved using the bikes and the atmosphere in the house.
We felt at home straight away. The garden is really lovely with the chicke ns wandering around. To relax in the hammock after a busy day was really great
We were really impressed by the nature of Dalyan. And love to go back, mulberry house would be our first option to stay!
The Dalyan Delta is set in a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. There is an incredibly wide range of terrain in close proximity to Dalyan. It is possible to go white water rafting in the mountains one day and sailing around 12 islands the next. The Delta itself is home to an enormous variety of bird and animal species. The prehistoric river turtles are a sight to behold! Flamingos have been seen in the lake. The wild flowers are beautiful in the Spring. However Dalaman airport is just a 30 minute journey away. There are numerous Lycean rock tombs and the Roman town of Kaunos is still under excavation a short boat trip away. It is possible to climb to the top of the acropolis and view the entire Delta. Koycegiz Lake is one of the biggest in Turkey, along the edges are hot springs and it is possible to relax in their health giving waters. Alternatively the grey mud is good for your skin! The beach is 5 km of golden sand, sea turtles lay their eggs, it is totally unspoilt. Other Activities: Bird watching, boat trips, hot springs, mud baths, markets, historical sites, white water rafting, canyoning, jeep safari, kayaking.
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