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Beautiful Detached villa with pool, 2 min walk to centre of Dalyan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Bliss is a beautiful, modern, 3-bedroom, detached villa (built in 2007) which sleeps 6/8 which has had a lot of update and TLC. 2 minutes walk from the beautiful town of Dalyan in Turkey, far enough away from the evening buzz of the restaurants and bars so you can have a chilled out drink in the evening around the pool or on the large balcony overlooking the pool and also a good nights sleep. The villa has a large oval pool shared by just two other villa’s and has the best location on the complex with its large balcony overlooking the pool and a large sun terrace for sun loungers. Unlimited, high speed WiFi. Hairdryers in all 3 bedrooms. The Villa has all home from home benefits.

We are also able to offer guests airport transfers and direct bookings. Further information can be found on our facebook page / villaholidaysdalyan or contact us at paulandclare.bates@hotmail.com

Notes on accommodation: Villa air-conditioned throughout. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Very safe complex. This is a no smoking Villa. Outside: Large oval swimming pool (10m x 6m) shared with only two other villas, large pool area with sun loungers, shaded seating area with large table & chairs, brick built barbecue, new in 2015. In the summer months the pool lights are on a timer so it is lovely to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine around the pool area or on the balcony of an evening. Utility Room: Downstairs toilet which houses washing machine, ironing board, iron and hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, plenty of hand and bath towels supplied (including beach towels) and changed for new guests, towels re-newed each season. Property cleaned and bedding changed for each arrival, extra mid stay cleaning can be arranged, payable by client.

New for 2017, we have installed a new dishwasher also new Sony Television complete with Entertainments package. New air conditioning throughout.

Dalyan, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey

Dalyan is exquisitely nestled between the pine-clad mountains, fertile lowlands, lagoons, river and shallow, turquoise sea. It is the nearest town to one of the most beautiful beaches in the World. In 2008, it won “The most beautiful open space in Europe” by The Times. Due to the conservational plight to protect the beach (where the endangered Giant Loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs), this natural paradise has been saved from overdevelopment.

The 3-mile, Iztuzu Beach, with its fine soft sand, is part of a Special Environmental Protection Area and was the first area of land in Turkey to gain this status. Prince Phillip (as president of the World Wildlife Fund) made a request to the Turkish Prime Minister to halt the building of a hotel complex at the beach following advice from keen environmentalists (including David Bellamy and June Haimoff). The nature reserve was granted protection not only for the turtles and natural beauty of the beach, but also because of the archaeological and geological importance of this 461km2.

The Giant Loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) have laid their eggs on this beach for 90 million years (the turtles always return to lay their eggs on the beach where they were born). Between the 1st May and 1st October the female turtles come up onto the sand during the night time and lay their eggs in clusters of about 100. After nearly 60 days the baby turtles hatch and crawl by moonlight down to the sea. Each year between 40,000 to 50,000 eggs are laid. The beach during these months is closed between 8pm and 8am.

The blue-green Dalyan River (also known as the Calbis River) runs from Koycegiz Lake down to the sea and is also home to the Nile Turtle, which is also a protected species. Life in Dalyan revolves around the river, creating a sense of tranquillity that spreads throughout the town. Dalyan feels like the perfect location to rejuvenate and unwind. When relaxing at one of the many bars or restaurants on the riverbank you can see the occasional turtle come up for air - a splash of water louder than the rustle of the reeds or the background humming of the boats.

Koycegiz freshwater lake, north of Dalyan is fed from the Namnam River and the Yuvarlakcay River (possibly an otter habitat). The lake is 20-30 metres deep. South of the lake, at Sultaniye, are many natural sulphurous hot springs (usually 40’C) which are rich in minerals, such as calcium, nitrates, sulphur, iron and potassium. There are also natural mud baths here and at Riza Cavus, further down the river. The mud baths were originally Roman baths and were then changed to the architectural style of the Ottomans and were used to cure a variety of ailments.

There are peloid mud baths in Dalyan town itself. The Ministry of Health have certified it as natural mud. It is considered good for muscular and skeletal disorders, gynaecological problems, psoriasis, acne and skin disorders. As the mud dries it detoxifies the skin and the natural minerals revitalize. It nourishes the skin by binding fluid in the skin layers. “Regular use of peloids cause wrinkles to disappear and prevents new wrinkles from appearing”! (Wikipedia).

Gray mullet, sea bass, sea bream and perch breed in the lake and a series of complicated weirs have been built to catch the fish between Dalyan and the sea. Dalyan actually means “fishery”. Fish caught on the river have a unique taste because of the mixture of fresh and saltwater. Apart from fishing, Dalyan produces honey, olives, lemons, oranges, cotton and pomegranates. Pomegranate juice is very tasty!

Surrounding the weirs and the river is a reed delta, a labyrinth of bulrushes, an ideal place for bird spotting. Over 150 different types of birds have been seen, including eagles, sparrow hawk, rock nuthatch, common kestrel, European roller, pelicans, crane, cormorant, great egret, little egret, blue rock thrush, jay and kingfishers.

On the opposite side of the river to Dalyan, lies the ancient city of Kaunos. It was inhabited first by the Persians, then the Greeks and then the Romans. It dates back to approximately 1,000BC. There is an Acropolis on the hilltop, from which there are dazzling panoramic views. There is a theatre, which seated 5,000 people (Dalyan today has only 4,000 residents), Roman baths (which at the time were the largest in all Asia Minor), a port, temples and city walls to admire. Kaunos was an important port in antiquity and was strategically placed for both trade and defence. Recently, salt mines (48 salt platforms) have been discovered, so Kaunos in ancient times would have been famous for its salt production.

On the cliffs of the river outside Kaunos are the rock tombs (dated 400-200BC). The tombs have been carved into the rock in the style of Ionian temples. The skill of the ancient workforce is considered a wonder by modern archaeologists who are still mystified as to exactly how these tombs were built. It is thought that the tombs were built high up on the cliff face because the higher you were buried, the closer your soul would be to God.

Things to do, in and around Dalyan

• Stroll along the quayside

• Iztuzu Beach – with calm, child-friendly waters, sunshades and sunbeds to hire or you can wander on a little and find a space of your own

• Riverboat trips to Iztuzu beach (west side)

• Dolmus (local bus) to Iztuzu beach (east side)

• Visit the sea turtle rehabilitation centre at the east side of Iztuzu beach

• Boat trips to Koycegiz lake (swim in the lake and stop off at Sultaniye mud baths)

• Peloid mud baths (don’t go in a white bikini!) 15TL

• Turkish baths

• Visit incredible Kaunos. Cross over the river by rowboat at the quayside for 5TL (return) and follow road for 20-30 minutes to the ancient site. Admission 10TL

• Visit the 16th century mosque (not at prayer time or on their religious day, which is Friday). Men should wear trousers, not shorts and women should cover their arms, legs and hair. Take shoes off before entering and do not walk in front of anyone praying.

• Cycle bike hire

• Boat trips for the day (£10 (usually including lunch))

• 12-islands, Bacardi Bay and Ekencik Bay boat trips

• Sea kayaking

• Scuba diving (dive centres in Dalyan town). Dive with turtles, stingrays, there is a wreck to explore and a wall dive to 60m

• Sea fishing (angling /crabbing and eat your catch!)

• Sarigerme beach for water sports and scuba diving

• Rafting – either professional route or beginners/children’s route on Dalaman River

• Trekking

• Jeep Safari in the Taurus Mountains (see rivers, waterfalls, canyons, settlements from ancient civilizations, views from Radar Hill)

• Horse riding

• Dalyan market (Saturday)

• Koycegiz market (Monday)

• Fethiye (town on the coast) – market Tuesday

• Dalaman market (Thursday)

• Ortaca bazaar (Friday) – nice textiles

• Marmaris (town on the coast)

• Mugla (city inland)

• Tlos/Saklikent

Eating out

Restaurants

Lokantas (buffet style, cheap but often good quality dishes)

Fish dishes and blue crab are local specialities

Gozleme

All international styles of restaurants (including Indian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, etc.)

More Details

Owner
Paul and Clare Bates
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Paul and Clare Bates

Me and my husband live and work in the Midlands, I am a midwife and my husband works for the government.

We visited both Dalyan and ‘Villa Bliss’ in 2016 for the first time and immediately fell in love with it.

Dalyan is a unique and magical place and one of the only destinations we have visited where you can truly relax, unwind and enjoy its unspoiled beauty. Coupled with fabulous weather, the tranquility of the river and awesomely friendly people made for a truly unforgettable holiday.

We loved Villa Bliss (previously named Villa Marshel) so much that we bought it in 2017. The Villa was already a very popular rental property and it is clear why so many visitors return year after year. It was very well loved and managed by the previous owner, and we have made some new additions for to include a new dishwasher and television system, amongst many others.

Paul and Clare Bates purchased this villa in 2017

Why Paul and Clare Bates chose Dalyan

The Villa is ideally situated being only a 2 minute walk from the centre of Dalyan. It is beautifully decorated to a high standard throughout, very spacious and has all the home from home benefits that guests really want to see, water cooler, high speed wifi, dishwasher, air conditioning throughout, flat screen television, BBQ, playstation and too many unique features to mention.

Large Swimming pool, with spacious balcony overlooking it, It is truly lovely to sit and enjoy a drink or meal watching the sun set in the evening. The villa is situated in a very private and peaceful location, just a short stroll from the buzz of the restaurants and bars. It is ideally suited for families, couples or groups of people.

Amenities

Dalyan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs bathroom with washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , access to large outside balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bathroom with corner bath and walk in wardrobe
  • Large wardrobe and storage space in each bedroom. Access to balcony from the two main bedrooms. Hairdryer in every bedroom. Room for suitcase storage. Suitcase weighing scales provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Beautiful Detached villa with pool, 2 min walk to centre of Dalyan
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Love it all

We are so happy we made the right decision to come to this wonderful quiet and peaceful home

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb villa

  • 5 of 5

We visited Villa Bliss for one week and had a great time.

Close to the airport with easy transport links with the transfer only taking 30 minutes. The villa is in a great location in general with the town centre and river only a 5 minute walk straight down the road. Also lots of amenities close by like supermarkets, which was really useful.

The villa had three good sized bedrooms with lots of wardrobe space and comfy beds. The spacious open plan living area downstairs had a big dinner table and nice kitchen for when we ate at the villa. There was also a large TV with games and a fire stick – we didn’t use these much but it was nice to have them there if we wanted. The free wifi was always reliable and good for keeping in touch back at home.

Lots of towels/beach towels/bed linen to use if we needed them, and the villa also had washing facilities. There was air conditioning in every room however the villa remained fairly cool so we didn’t need to use it much. Couldn’t fault the cleanliness as the place was spotless when we arrived. Outdoors was also lovely with lots of plants, and we even found some fresh grapes growing.

Upstairs there was a beautiful balcony which overlooked the pool and mountains with plenty of seating. The pool was a good size which was welcome in the hot weather, also well maintained as we saw the pool maintainer came regularly. The villa also had lots of equipment to use such as loungers and inflatables.

The owners had provided a useful thorough guide with essential details like wifi password, how to use the air conditioning, and various other instructions. However it also contained personal recommendations and lists of things to do, which was particularly helpful as this was our first time in Dalyan.

Dalyan itself was beautiful with lots to do, in particular boat trips for example to the beach or to the lake. We also went on a jeep safari for something more adventurous, so there is something for everyone at a reasonable price whilst being close to the villa. We would recommend staying here for both families and couples, and Dalyan caters for both.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa bliss is a charming residence , ideal for a family. It is spacious , tastefully decorated with all modern facilities ,including large t.v. screen, WiFi . There is a beautiful patio area with a built in barbeque which we particularly enjoyed. The swimming pool is private and well maintained. We were particularly enamoured with the first floor balcony which overlooks the beautiful mountains and watching the sun set in the evening.

This is our first visit to turkey and we found Dalyan beautiful with a charming river running through the town.

We planned to hire a car but the villa is 2 minutes from town centre and facilities so flung we did not need one.

Not only have I booked a stay next year but have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant accommodation for families or couples, great location, Dalyan is beautiful and was close to airport. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing villa with family and it was perfectly equipped for everybody. The villa is in a great location very close to the centre of Dalyan, in a beautiful, peaceful location, whilst only a short walk to the beautiful river, with its endless bars and restaurants, you definitely do not need a car. It is superbly fitted throughout, air conditioning in every room, very comfortable beds, lovely furniture, individual art work, TV and video games, exactly as described. The water in the pool was the cleanest and clearest in Dalyan and it was a joyful place to relax and sunbath, we could happily stay there all day. The villa looks as good if not better than the photos and the owners were efficient and friendly throughout. We had a truly wonderful stay at Villa Bliss and would highly recommend, we are looking at booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie, Thanks for your lovely review, it is great to see that our guests are enjoying the villa as much as us! Warmest regards Clare and Paul x
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family of 4adults and two children aged nearly four and 14 month have just had a beautiful two weeks here. The children loved the pool. Our oldest grandchild called it holiday home with pool in garden. The villa is close to all amenities. The villa has all you need for a comfortable time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Dalaman (25 min transfer)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Jiks Bar
Nearest Restaurant
250 Kilometres
Jiks Bar and restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Iztuzu Beach (by river cruise £3 return)
Car: not necessary

Dalyan, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey

Dalyan is exquisitely nestled between the pine-clad mountains, fertile lowlands, lagoons, river and shallow, turquoise sea. It is the nearest town to one of the most beautiful beaches in the World. In 2008, it won “The most beautiful open space in Europe” by The Times. Due to the conservational plight to protect the beach (where the endangered Giant Loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs), this natural paradise has been saved from overdevelopment.

The 3-mile, Iztuzu Beach, with its fine soft sand, is part of a Special Environmental Protection Area and was the first area of land in Turkey to gain this status. Prince Phillip (as president of the World Wildlife Fund) made a request to the Turkish Prime Minister to halt the building of a hotel complex at the beach following advice from keen environmentalists (including David Bellamy and June Haimoff). The nature reserve was granted protection not only for the turtles and natural beauty of the beach, but also because of the archaeological and geological importance of this 461km2.

The Giant Loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) have laid their eggs on this beach for 90 million years (the turtles always return to lay their eggs on the beach where they were born). Between the 1st May and 1st October the female turtles come up onto the sand during the night time and lay their eggs in clusters of about 100. After nearly 60 days the baby turtles hatch and crawl by moonlight down to the sea. Each year between 40,000 to 50,000 eggs are laid. The beach during these months is closed between 8pm and 8am.

The blue-green Dalyan River (also known as the Calbis River) runs from Koycegiz Lake down to the sea and is also home to the Nile Turtle, which is also a protected species. Life in Dalyan revolves around the river, creating a sense of tranquillity that spreads throughout the town. Dalyan feels like the perfect location to rejuvenate and unwind. When relaxing at one of the many bars or restaurants on the riverbank you can see the occasional turtle come up for air - a splash of water louder than the rustle of the reeds or the background humming of the boats.

Koycegiz freshwater lake, north of Dalyan is fed from the Namnam River and the Yuvarlakcay River (possibly an otter habitat). The lake is 20-30 metres deep. South of the lake, at Sultaniye, are many natural sulphurous hot springs (usually 40’C) which are rich in minerals, such as calcium, nitrates, sulphur, iron and potassium. There are also natural mud baths here and at Riza Cavus, further down the river. The mud baths were originally Roman baths and were then changed to the architectural style of the Ottomans and were used to cure a variety of ailments.

There are peloid mud baths in Dalyan town itself. The Ministry of Health have certified it as natural mud. It is considered good for muscular and skeletal disorders, gynaecological problems, psoriasis, acne and skin disorders. As the mud dries it detoxifies the skin and the natural minerals revitalize. It nourishes the skin by binding fluid in the skin layers. “Regular use of peloids cause wrinkles to disappear and prevents new wrinkles from appearing”! (Wikipedia).

Gray mullet, sea bass, sea bream and perch breed in the lake and a series of complicated weirs have been built to catch the fish between Dalyan and the sea. Dalyan actually means “fishery”. Fish caught on the river have a unique taste because of the mixture of fresh and saltwater. Apart from fishing, Dalyan produces honey, olives, lemons, oranges, cotton and pomegranates. Pomegranate juice is very tasty!

Surrounding the weirs and the river is a reed delta, a labyrinth of bulrushes, an ideal place for bird spotting. Over 150 different types of birds have been seen, including eagles, sparrow hawk, rock nuthatch, common kestrel, European roller, pelicans, crane, cormorant, great egret, little egret, blue rock thrush, jay and kingfishers.

On the opposite side of the river to Dalyan, lies the ancient city of Kaunos. It was inhabited first by the Persians, then the Greeks and then the Romans. It dates back to approximately 1,000BC. There is an Acropolis on the hilltop, from which there are dazzling panoramic views. There is a theatre, which seated 5,000 people (Dalyan today has only 4,000 residents), Roman baths (which at the time were the largest in all Asia Minor), a port, temples and city walls to admire. Kaunos was an important port in antiquity and was strategically placed for both trade and defence. Recently, salt mines (48 salt platforms) have been discovered, so Kaunos in ancient times would have been famous for its salt production.

On the cliffs of the river outside Kaunos are the rock tombs (dated 400-200BC). The tombs have been carved into the rock in the style of Ionian temples. The skill of the ancient workforce is considered a wonder by modern archaeologists who are still mystified as to exactly how these tombs were built.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are also able to offer guests airport transfers, for more information please visit our facebook page / villaholidaysdalyan or contact us at paulandclare.bates@hotmail.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund