Villa Rosa is situated at the southern end of the village of Dalyan. It is close to the river and near a public jetty. There are magnificent views of the Lycian Rock Tombs in the cliffs opposite, which are floodlit by night and can be seen from main bedroom. A short boat trip takes you to Turtle Beach, the breeding grounds of the rare and protected loggerhead turtles. Upstream is a large lake and thermal springs, mud bath and Turkish bath. The Villa has a beautiful pool (shallow area 0.5m, mostly 2m deep) and gardens with loungers and a summer house (Kosk). A lounge and diner with fully equipped kitchen are on the ground floor together with a bedroom and bathroom with wheelchair access. There is roadside parking available though as restaurants and shops are within a short walking distance, most guests find a car unnecessary.
Villa in Dalyan, Mugla, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 25 Mins To The Beach By Boat
About Derek Boyd
The owners are chartered accountants (one retired) who live in the north east of England
Derek Boyd purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Derek Boyd chose Dalyan City Center
Turkey wasn’t at the top of my list of countries to visit – in fact it wasn’t on my list at all! I took up an invitation to holiday in a villa belonging to an old friend – in a place called Dalyan (which meant nothing to me). He had been going there for years…but he said I wouldn’t be disappointed and I valued his judgment, so I went in 2007. Shortly after I came back from that holiday (which was superb by the way) three plots became available in a new development near the river in a quiet part of town and the result was three superb properties were built in 2008 – we have the middle villa. Dalyan, the place was nothing like I expected. In fact Dalyan is one of the friendliest places I have ever been to. Go there once and you will be hooked!
What makes this Villa unique
If you like to be surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, with as much activity – or as little - as you want, where you don’t need to drive (everywhere is within walking distance) then choose Dalyan. It is close to an excellent 5 km beach on the Aegean Sea, and a large lake, both just a short boat trip away. If you like a place where there are no night clubs but lots of bars and restaurants with good quality food, then this is a good place to spend some time. And the weather is pretty good too! Oh and there is a bit of history to this part of the world – one prominent feature from the Lycian times are the Rock Tombs, over 2000 years old, carved into the mountain across the river. They are lit up at night as a stunning back drop to the villa and the riverside to provide a magical setting.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Superb villa. Very spacious, light and airy. Pool was very well maintained with twice daily visits by gardener. Bedrooms all large and all have their own good sized bathrooms. Decor is very good with lots of nice local items (throws/cushions etc). The area of Dalyan is gorgeous and the villa is in a great position to enjoy everything. Photos don't do the villa justice. Gardens are more well grown than in the photos so plenty of privacy assured. Can highly recommend Villa Rosa and very good communication from Derek the owner. Thank you.
Angela - so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Villa Rosa - can't wait to get back out to Dalyan myself!
We had a fantastic stay in Villa Rosa and only wish we could have stayed longer! The villa was perfect, met and exceeded our expectations and Dalyan was a great base for our first holiday in Turkey. Book this villa and you won't be disappointed. Many thanks.
We were a party of eight ladies ranging in age from 18 years to 60 plus and nearly all first time visitors to Turkey. We had a ball! Everything about the villa was beyond excellent and we particularly liked the Kosk where we spent most of our evenings putting the world to rights and laughing til we cried! The whole are was lovely and people were so helpful in the restaurants we visited. We really had such a good time that we are hoping to re visit next year.
We had an amazing week thanks to the beautiful villa in a suberb setting. The views of the rock tombs from both the poolside and balcony are stunning - few villas in the area have a view as good as this. The pool is perfect for cooling off or burning off one of the many evening meals from the local riverside restaurants (which are all within walking distance and serve a wide range of food including some excellent Turkish cuisine). Use of the bikes is an added bonus as the local area is well worth exploring to appreciate the landscape for yourself. Dalyan is certainly a place to go as the relaxed nature of the local people make for a stress-free holiday and the charms of the area will make you want to return again and again. Villa Rosa offers all the facilities and creature comforts one could ask for.
Thanks for your comments Paul - glad you had a good week in Dalyan. The bikes have been well used and appreciated by guests in 2013 - we now have 5 bikes available for 2014
We love Dalyan and this villa is in a great spot - easy walking access to everything. The villa is delightful. Spacious, well equipped (we particularly appreciated the bicycles) and tastefully decorated. A great location for two families to enjoy some sunshine!
Thanks for your comments Philippa - glad you had a great holiday. We are getting additional bikes for next year as they seem to be appreciated by all our guests
My family and I stayed in the Villa Rosa for my 50th birthday for a week. We had never been to Turkey before and were very impressed with Dalayan. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the villa and also convenience stores. We sampled many of the restaurants and found the staff very accommodating and friendly, the food was of very good standard and very reasonably priced. There were lots of places to visit and the organised trips were again very reasonable priced. The area was beautiful. The villa itself was lovely, very spacious and comfortable with an excellent pool and terraces. The bedrooms were large with plenty of cupboard and storage space and the bathrooms were all of a very high standard. The living areas were large and spacious and the kitchen was well equipped. It was situated in an excellent location for access to all amenities. My only criticism is with myself for not going for a fortnight and all of our party felt the same. We would definitely go back.
A colleague of mine has been four times.
Thanks Moffy - glad you enjoyed your holiday - everyone who goes to Dalyan for the first time wants to go back - so most of our guests are repeat visitors to Dalyan.....hope to see you again. Also I take your point about not needing a car - we have been to Dalyan for 6 years and never hired a car - everywhere is accessible either by foot, bicycle or boat.....
The nearest beach is 25 minutes by either public boat (recommended) or minibus (dolmus).
Dalaman airport is 30 minutes away. We recommend use of our agent's airport pickup service for which a charge will be made (£40 each way approx). The service will take you directly to the villa and keys will be handed over to you on arrival. Car hire is available but is not essential unless you plan to drive out of the immediate area during your stay.
Dalyan village is in easy walking distance for shops, restaurants, bars. There are excursions to various places of interest (mud baths, hot springs, 12 island cruises, Roman/Greek/Lycian ruins at Caunos - 15 minutes walk from boat) and other historical sites on day excursions. A tennis court is 200 yards away from the villa.
Near to the ancient ruined city of Caunos. In Dalyan there are views of the rock tombs at Caunos, lit up at night and can be seen from the main bedroom. The nearby beach is home to the protected Caretta Caretta sea turtle. There are jeep safaris, diving and many scenic boat trips available from Dalyan. Mud baths, thermal springs and traditional Turkish baths are also on offer. Other activities include kayaking and canyoning. The famous ruins at Ephesus can be seen on day trips or overnight stays.
Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% is required on booking, the balance to be received 4 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. However guests must vacate villa by 11.00 am on day of departure. Arrangements can be made through our agent to store luggage and for showering and changing between 11.00am and departure for the airport.