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Janet Hatherley

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, turkish

Villa with Private Pool, Uzumlu Village, near Fethiye, Aegean, Turkey

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bed detached villa, sleeps 6, peaceful location, yet close to village centre

This lovely detached 3 bedroomed villa, 'Yesil Vadi', is located in the village of Uzumlu, Turkey. It has a private pool,beautiful garden and spectacular mountain views. Take a 5 minute stroll to the centre of the village, with its restaurants and shops. A 15-20 minute drive takes you to the sea, marina and lively market town of Fethiye, the beach of Calis with its sunsets, or beyond to the world famous beach of Oludeniz.. The spacious living area is open-plan with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge. There is also a separate TV room and a shower room. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, which has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, all with air conditioning, a family bathroom and an en-suite bathroom. 2 Of the bedrooms open out onto a large balcony, with spectacular views. There are great views from all windows. Outside, relax on the shady covered terrace, with dining furniture, overlooking the garden and the valley. Plenty of room to soak up the sun by the private pool. End a relaxing day with a BBQ at sunset.

Uzumlu : Uzumlu village square is a five minute stroll away from the villa. There you will find restaurants, shops, bakery and an internet cafe - and people who are always friendly and helpful. This is also where you can get a dolmus (minibus) to Fethiye. Uzumlu market is on Fridays for local grown produce and various other interesting things. In Uzumlu, villagers still follow traditional ways and you can watch the local women weaving as you pass their houses. Children will love seeing goats and chickens as they wander around the village. Uzumlu means 'with grapes' and you can try the local wine. There are regular dolmus (minibuses) to Fethiye and from there to other places. If you require, we can arrange car hire or transfers to or from Dalaman airport.

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia area: There is a fish market at Fethiye, where you can choose your own fish, fresh from the sea, and the restaurant of your choice will cook it for you. There are numerous boat trips, including the 12 island trip, snorkelling and scuba diving. From Fethiye you can get a day trip to the Greek island of Rhodes. Fethiye has a great market on Tuesdays.

Calis beach is a lively resort with a long promenade lined with restaurants, shops and bars.

At Oludeniz you can watch the paragliders as they descend from Babadag mountain to land on the beach, or hire a paddle boat or canoe. From Oludeniz you can get a boat trip to Butterfly Valley.

There are other beaches near Fethiye to explore, such as Katranci or Gunluklu.

Other places to visit: Kayakoy is an ancient village, abandoned by its Greek inhabitants in 1912, known as a ghost town with 2,000 ruined stone houses. Horse riding is nearby. It is possible to hike to the ancient Roman city of Kadyanda from Uzumlu, which has been partially excavated to reveal Roman baths, tombs, a stadium, theatre and water cisterns. Hikers interested in the 2000 year old Lycian Way can pick up this route near Fethiye. Gocek (30 mins drive) is an upmarket marina town in beautiful surroundings. At Saklikent Gorge, you can walk on platforms above the river, or sit at a restaurant and dangle your feet into the cool water. At Dalyan you can take a boat trip through the reeds to the famous Iztuzu beach, where loggerhead turtles nest and if you're lucky a loggerhead turtle will come up to your boat..

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Janet Hatherley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, turkish

About Janet Hatherley

I am a teacher and I live with my husband in London. We have two grown up children. We still, as a family, like to escape city life for the peace and quiet of Uzumlu.

Janet Hatherley purchased this villa in 2010

Why Janet Hatherley chose Turkey

I spent a couple of years in Turkey teaching when I was young and over the last 30 years have always been drawn back. A few years ago, when looking on the Home and Away rental site, my daughter stumbled across the village of Uzumlu. To cut a long story short we all had our best holiday to date. We laughed it off when a waiter at a local restaurant said, “You’ll see, this time next year you’ll have your own house.” But it stuck in our minds and by the end of our two week holiday we’d discovered the perfect bit of land.

What makes this villa unique

The only traffic past our villa is the occasional goat or sheep. It is the most peaceful spot, with the sound of birds. While lazing in the swimming pool you can see panoramic views of mountains and trees all around.

In my experience of staying in other places in rural areas, you often can’t walk to a good selection of shops and restaurants and are reliant on a car. On the five minute walk to the village, the friendly locals will always give you a smile.

But don’t get me wrong, if it’s adventure, bustling markets, boat trips, beautiful beaches or ancient ruins you’re after, you’re only a short drive or minibus ride away. Every member of the family will be kept happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In our last few minutes of time before depature I'm taking me some time to say thank you to you for letting us being your guests at Yesil Vadi. We've had a nice time here and would recommend this lovley place to everyone. Who knows, maybe we'll rebook this nice place next year again! ;-)
Sep 2013
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Villa with Private Pool, Uzumlu Village, near Fethiye, Aegean, Turkey
average rating of 4.869565 based on 28 reviews

Lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to Yesil Vadi - it almost feels like it's our own home (if only)! We've also stayed at two other villas in Uzumlu - this one is by far the nicest.

The villa is always spotlessly clean on arrival with a much appreciated welcome pack. It has everything you need - both inside and out. The location is great - gorgeous scenery and only 10 minutes walk to the village. Loads of interesting places to explore in the area too - we've discovered somewhere new each time we've been.

The village itself is quite traditional with a few bars/restaurants/cafes, grocery shops, brilliant bakers, barber etc. A few new places opened this year including a lovely coffee and cake cafe.

We love seeing the Turkish people going about their daily business - the men plying backgammon a

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A perfect villa in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday was fantastic and the villa was a major factor in this. I would like to thank Janet for thinking of everything to help make the stay in her villa stress free. The villa is delightful and is extremely well equipped with everything from beach towels, a good selection of DVDs and books. Copies of directions to supermarkets and beaches etc were provided as well as details of places to visit. Who needs the internet with this kind of attention to detail? Of course my teenage daughters felt they couldn't cope without a daily fix of WiFi. The village was safe and friendly and the girls were happy to walk the short distance to a local bar on their own where they could happily sit with their phones catching up with their friends. The gardens and the pool were discreetly maintained by a couple living nearby. (I can't remember theirs names). When we had trouble with our hire car G tunred up, took the car away and put the battery on charge. When this failed to sort the problem he got on the phone to the hire car company for us to explain the problem. He then arranged to meet the mechanic in the village to bring him to the villa. I don't know if this was all in a days work but it seems to me that he went beyond the call of duty. He then took off on his moped without giving us a chance to thank him properly.

I would highly recommend this villa . I cannot find a bad word to say about it. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Fantastic Villa in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this villa was fantastic. Correspondence with the owner Janet was extremely efficient and informative. We were met at the villa by Gurzel and the welcome pack of groceries were much appreciated. Shenay (Gurzels wife) came every morning at 8am to clean the pool and surrounding areas, she also came back at night to water the garden which is very pretty. The villa itself is immaculate and spacious, it has everything you would need and more! The views are spectacular and it's only a short walk to the local village where we experienced great hospitality and delicious food (at a great price too!). We would thoroughly recommend it and hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time. Senay is a wonderful gardener - our lovely garden is all down to her! We always enjoy our strolls up to the village and the local people are very friendly. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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A Great Villa in a Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

An impressive villa in a perfect location, the villa is in a lovely tranquil location with privacy, but with close proximity to the lovely village of Uzumlu

We would recommend the villa to any friends / relatives

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Our second visit to Yesil Vadi, won't be the last!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday to Uzumlu staying once again at the lovely Yesil Vadi. We love this villa, so spacious and very well looked after, we just felt at home straight away. Everything you need is here, over the course of three weeks we watched the garden flourish and watched the world go by. The people of Uzumlu are so welcoming, the little boy from next door came over and gave us a bowl of mulberries, we returned his hospitality with some sweets which he duly passed around his family. We will miss the local "pie man" from Selale restaurant who called every morning with a choice of meat, potato, cheese or apple pies freshly baked and so good, very handy for a quick lunch. We bought produce from the village ladies on market day and very good value too. Janet has been so helpful with whatever I needed to know, we will be coming back next year for another holiday in this peaceful village knowing we can have a very relaxing holiday.

Thanks to Janet and Malcolm and Senay and Gursel who looked after us and the villa, see you next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay again at Yesil Vadi and looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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A stunning modern villa in relaxed surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious well appointed villa - very clean and well maintained throughout. A private pool along with outside BBQ and enclosed eating area and lovely gardens with stunning views. The owners provided a welcome food pack which was appreciated as we did arrive very late at night. There was also a comprehensive information pack documenting things to see and do in the area which helped us plan our stay. The village is a short walk away and has a number of small restaurants and shops all v friendly atmosphere. Fethiye with its boat trips and local Turkish baths are a must and also not too far away are a choice of gorgeous beaches. Will certainly recommend the villa to friends and family. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Uzumlu is a pretty, unspoilt village with cobbled streets, Ottoman stone cottages and a lovely main square with a weekly market. Yesil Vadi (Green Valley) Villa is in a peaceful setting yet only a short stroll from the main square with its shops and restaurants. The valley is known for its mushrooms, cherry trees, pine trees and grapevines (uzum means grape, uzumlu, place of the grape). Uzumlu Mushroom Festival in April celebrates the local morel mushroom, with lots to eat, music and folk dancing. The mountains and foothills around the village are great for walking, with ancient Lycian and Roman remains at Cadianda. The village is only 15 - 20 minutes from the beach at Calis and the lively town of Fethiye. Oludeniz, which has been called the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean, is 35 minutes away. The start of the 2000 year old, 509 km Lycian Way is close to Fethiye. Louis de Berniers was inspired by the abandoned Greek village near Fethiye to write 'Birds without Wings'. Daniel Craig emerged from the water at Calis beach in summer 2012, for the latest James Bond film. There are many organised outdoor activities such as paragliding and rafting and the famous Saklikent Gorge is close by. Uzumlu is less than an hour from Dalaman airport. Airport transfers and car hire can be arranged.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
19th March - 20th May
Mar 19 2016 - May 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
21st May - 10th June
May 21 2016 - Jun 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
11th June - 8th July
Jun 11 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
9th July - 2nd September
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
3rd September - 30th September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
1st October - 31st October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366

Special Offer! 15% discount on all 2015 holidays booked before 31st January 2015.

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Turkey Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • The en suite bathroom (1) has an enclosed shower unit, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. The family bathroom has a small bath with shower, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. The downstairs bathroom (3) has an enclosed shower, toilet, sink, mirror and plug socket. Water is heated by solar panels on the roof. There is an immersion heater for use at the beginning and end of the season, if needed. There are towels for your use, to be used inside the villa only. Pool towels are also provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed, en-suite, shared large balcony. Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, shared large balcony. Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds. All bedrooms have remote controlled air conditioning. Each room has wardrobes, bedside tables, mirrors. There is a dressing table in bedroom 1. There are hair-dryers in bedrooms 1 and 2. Bedding and bed linen are provided and there is enough provided for you to change if needed. A travel cot is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The living area has seating for 6. There are 6 sun loungers with cushions and 2 parasols, for use by the pool or in the sitting area. In the pool area there is an outdoor shower. There are 6 chairs with cushions for use around the table on the terrace. Also there are 2 large bean bags which can be used indoors or on the terrace. The TV room has seating for 4, satellite TV, a large selection of DVDs, Ipod docking station and air conditioning. The cooker is a gas hob with electric oven. There is a gate on the terrace which can be closed to keep young children away from the pool (but not locked). The pool is 7.5m x 4 m and the depth is 1.5 metres throughout. 6 beach towels are provided. A safe is provided. Walking sticks (nordic walking style) for trekking are provided. A welcome pack is provided for your arrival, with some basic provisions.

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