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Beautiful 3 bedrooms detached villa. The property has 4 wet rooms, lounge/diner and fitted kitchen. Outside is a clover leaf shaped pool shared with 2 other villas in an enclosed garden. The property is situated 10 minutes walk from the bustling river front town of Dalyan, with its traditional restaurants and water taxis. The beautiful Iztuzu (turtle beach) is a 15 minute 'dolmush' ride away or why not try the public beach boat service? Hire your own boat man for the day and live the life of a king and visit the sulphur springs and the mud baths and stop for a dip in the river. The villa is fully equipped with bedding, towels, oven, hob, fridge and washing machine. The villa is cleaned weekly. Bedding and towels are changed weekly.
The pool is in use from May to October.
Tastefully furnished to a high standard, comfortable and well equipped. Kids loved attic room. Lovely pool, serviced daily along with garden. Microwave would of been a bonus but otherwise everything you could need was available. Villa is in quiet area, amidst properties occupied by local people so real sense of being part of locale. 10 minute, level walk to village centre. Loads of restaurants - we ate out most nights and every meal was a pleasure. Public boats and buses run trips all over area - take boat to Turtle Beach (40mins) or the bus (20 mins) - no need for a car (great!). Owners provided email "tips" to area which were great. Do take mosquito spray - can't be helped by annoying in evening. Would definitely recommend villa and area - particularly good for those with children and/or wanting a quieter break.
Lovely villa about 15 mins walk to dalyan centre. Shared pool with 2 other villas but nobody in them so all to
Ourselves for 2 weeks. Plenty of restaurants & bars. Went on 2 boat trips value for money.
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Dalyan with our teenage daughters. We had not been before, but were completely won over. Something for everyone - quiet and Turkish in the day, more lively and fun in the evening. The surrounding scenery is stunning, sadly it was too hot to explore the beautiful mountains, hope to come back when not restricted to school holidays. Villa is smaller than we expected, but ample big enough for our needs, didn't spend much time inside. Daughters didn't like the low ceiling, beamed attic room, so opted to share the second double bedded room, quite a step for them! Also it has a rather small fridge, we struggled to get several bottles of water, icetea, wine and beer in it with our huge watermelon! It is clean and well maintained, the housekeeper and pool staff,were frequent visitors. We found bottled water and milk left for us when we arrived. The owner arranged our taxis to and from the airport, which was very smooth. We loved the river boat trips to the beach past the rock tombs, shopping in the market and being persuaded to buy bracelets we didn't know we needed, and early morning walks into town to buy bread, cakes and delicious fruit for the day. Particularly enjoyed a private boat trip to the mud baths and lake, organised by Gokhan, you can find him at Turtle Inn. I would suggest if you go to Dalyan, take a torch in your hand luggage. We had a powercut within minutes of arriving at 2am, until 9 in the morning! A very hot night! We spent most time in or around the pool, which we shared with the owners of one of the other two villas, a lovely couple full of advice and very helpful. Overall truly wonderful holiday, and a good value villa.
This was our second trip to Turkey for a holiday and this time we had a party of 7, 4 adults and children aged 8,11 & 13 and I'm glad to say we were all accommodated reasonably comfortably.
How pleased we all were to find the Villa to be even better than the website promised, always a risk when travelling without the 'umbrella' of a travel agent!
It was in excellent repair, clean, fully equipped, well positioned and lovely to look at.
The pool was also lovely, well maintained and bigger than it appears on screen, we all loved it especially as we had it all to ourselves for most of the time!
Even for a hectic party like ours we found the villa catered for all our needs and the air conditioning was a massive plus especially with the temperature in the mid 40's and the very muggy nights - we all slept really well.
From the outset Amanda looked after all our needs from the airport transfers there right to the trip back to the airport - all much to our relief.
We visited all the local attractions but recommend the jeep safari, the 12 island cruise, the horse riding, Epincek cruise and the moonlight boat BBQ, but be prepared to shop around and haggle for the best prices and be clear on what you expect!
The Saturday market was also great fun and an excellent place to get your fresh fruit and veg for no money.
The turtle beach was great and we visited on at least 8 days, travelling either via the 'council' ferry (10 lira) or the 'council' bus, Dolmus, (8 lira), the ferry takes about 45 mins and the bus about 20 mins. They take you to opposite ends of the beach but both are beautiful and not too busy.
The only criticism I have of the Villa is the attic room is a little small and suitable only for children really and the walk into town (10-15 mins) is a bit of a pain after 2 weeks, especially with the questionable street lighting and drivers!
We would have absolutely no hesitation in returning though and do hope to come back in the future.
Thanks for a great holiday.
Trevor & guests.
PS. Don't even contemplate buying any food or drink at Dalaman Airport - £6 for a small bottle of beer, £10 for a Macdonalds meal, etc.........
We were very pleased with Villa Elmaha; it was as described which is a refreshing change from some holiday rentals. Overall we found that all our needs were covered, inside and outside were nice and clean, there are various people who come in to ensure that the pool and surrounding (pretty) gardens are also tidy. Inside the accommodation is well furnished, there is plenty of clean bedding and towels all of which Amanda said to use as we needed. Separate air con units in the living room and all the bedrooms are very welcome, it was hot (very on some days) and sunny all week, - fab after our abysmal weather. We were able to wash our beach towels and undies in the washing machine that is in the large wet room on the top floor which was great and it also dried in about 10 minutes!.
Previous guests had left various condiments, which we added to on our departure which makes preparing food easy without having to buy salt/pepper/dressing type things that you sometimes have to when self catering, there is also a large container of cold/pump dispensed water which is good when you arrive on a late flight.
We were lucky; we had the pool for 5 days to ourselves before one of the other villas had guests, although to be honest we were not in that much as we love Turkey and especially Dalyan – having visited a few times so we were out and about most days.
A book that has been provided by Amanda contains lots of useful info and guests are encouraged to add to it with recommended eateries/trips etc, all of which are plentiful and cheap. Dondu who looks after the villa is a lovely person and we will keep in touch – she will have another baby by the time we visit again, which we will do – hopefully next year.
All in all thoroughly recommended and good value for money – we will be booking again.
Amanda arranged transfers from the airport (and back again) so from the minute we arrived in Turkey everything was smooth and easy.
Villa Elmaha is exactly as described. A little smaller than I expected but perfectly suited to a small - medium sized family. The villa is located in a very peaceful area away from the town and is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, it was a joy to breakfast on the terrace or sit chatting late at night with just the sounds of the nightlife around. The gardens and pool are enclosed and beautifully kept. With only two other villas sharing the pool (with really lovely, helpful neighbours that both own their properties), it was peaceful and there is plenty of room for swimming and playing.
The villa has a notebook that visitors have written in with recommendations and the owner also provided suggestions for restaurants and places of interest, a great help until you've found your bearings. There was a huge selection of PS2 games, an Ipod dock and dvds suitable for all family members.We found far too much to do than to use the tv!
Dalyan is such a warm, friendly town with a wonderful ambience. We loved the river boat trip to the turtle beach, which is so beautiful and great for wave jumping. The 12 island boat trip was my favourite day out - a full day from 9am pick up at the villa to 7pm drop off, lunch included for £15 each!! (with Olzap tours, ask for Dale). We ate out almost every night as prices were extremely manageable, even on a budget. Our favourite was The Waterfront - great food, great waiters and brilliant Turkish night. We also enjoyed The Hidden Garden.
This was my first trip to Turkey, it was long-awaited so I researched carefully. I was tempted with Olu Deniz or Fethiye but chose Dalyan as it was described as being more Turkish and quieter. We visited both Fethiye and Olu Deniz on a day trip. Both were much bigger and far busier and commercialised, also very hilly. Olu Deniz beach is truly stunning but for us Dalyan wins hands down for it's overall easy, laid back warmth. The Turkish people are so welcoming and friendly and, for the first time, I have found a place that I know we will return to.
I can see why there's only one review on here - no-one wants to share it!! Thanks Amanda, we will be back to Villa Elmaha very soon. Tracy and girls x
Villa Elmaha is situated in the bustling market town of Dalyan. The village of Dalyan is situated on a river, surrounded by lush green fields breaking into spectacular mountain ranges. On the opposite side of the river is the ancient city of Caunos that is debatable the second greatest archaeological site in Turkey. Only 10% of the city has been unearthed and every year more and more treasures are discovered. The area around Dalyan has some of the widest variety of wildlife to be found in Turkey, including some species of birds not found elsewhere in the world. The weather in Dalyan is dry and warm all summer, yet we have many large rivers that flow all year round, being fed by underground springs. A short tranquil boat ride away from Dalyan harbour is a four kilometer long beach that is home to the rare Caretta Caretta turtles.
Other Activities: boats trips, micro lights and quad bikes.
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