Villa Icarus Heights, Gocek, Turquoise Coast, Lycia, Turkey - A 20 min level leisurely stroll Into The Village with marinas, shops and restaurants
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About Gill Knight
Hello, to you all, our villa Icarus Heights, is owned by Gill and Ronnie. The family fell in love with the Turquoise coast 25 years ago and have the distinction within our family of being the first British couple to marry in nearby Kalkan, which was no mean feat in 1993! Further regular visits discovered that other parts of the southwest coast of Turkey and in particular Gocek was even more beautiful. Our villa's name was inspired by local legends of the Göcek region. We are now able to quietly share these delights with those who appreciate a beautiful, homely villa set in breath taking surroundings that is just a stones throw away from a quaint picturesque Turkish village, leading to mouth watering quayside restaurants and shops set in the backdrop of a spectacular marina.
Gill Knight purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Gill Knight chose Göcek
We bought our villa in 2006 after falling in love with the view of the bay, and the panorama of mountain and forest. We find it an ideal place to be, just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport through the tunnel, but shielded by the mountains from the sight and sound of aircraft. The villa is a 20-minute leisurely and level stroll into the heart of the harbour village of Göcek, which we find has most of the day to day essentials that you need on offer, plus a dollop of shops designed for retail therapy should you so choose. Whilst being within easy reach of a fabulous coast of hidden beaches, islands, forests, lakes, mountains, and rivers, enabling you to explore the culture and history of the area. Göcek as you sit on our terrace is a unique place to be, with all it’s natural beauty around you.
What makes this Villa unique
We have made a conscious effort to furnish our villa as a family home rather than just a rental villa. The disabled facilities were planned by a disabled architect, including a pool with a hoist. We hope that we have added those missing comforts that we too, would expect when on holiday. For us, one of the definite pluses is that Göcek is only 20 km from the airport, the flight time from the UK being less than four hours. So within half an hour of arrival you will find yourself in beautiful surroundings, and you could be enjoying breathtaking views, glorious weather, and a swim in the pool, all in this tranquil corner of the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Over the years we have made many friends in Göcek, including our friendly representative Mehmet, and his helpful family, who will ensure your comfort and welcome. We hope to see you at Icarus Heights and thank you for viewing here.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Strictly no smoking inside
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Early arrival /late check out by prior agreement only
Minimum stay 5 nights
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect holiday home
From the moment I made contact to the moment we finally set foot over the threshold we felt taken care of. Gill was tremendously helpful and prompt with any of my questions and Mehmet attended to all of our additional needs or questions on the location.
The home is romantically surrounded and entangled in vines and other manicured foliage. It also has a lovely view of the town, mountains and the bay.
The home was clean and had everything we needed to make the best of a week's vacation, including a fully equipped kitchen and directions to everything convenient to the area and about the area.
Thank you for this lovely opportunity to enjoy your gem of a home. It will make going back even harder, but I will cherish the memories.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review
Likewise from the moment you made contact it was evident that you had carefully chosen your location and had such a genuine love of Turkey that I was delighted to have been able to accommodate your wonderful family and as our guests overall experience is of the greatest importance to us I am delighted that we fulfilled your expectations
We truly hope that you will return again to our ‘gem of a home’ and to the jewel in the crown of the turquoise coast that is Gocek . You would be so very welcome
Lovely Villa in lovely Gocek
We enjoyed a weeks stay here in this lovely villa. It is nicely decorated and well furnished with everything you need plus a very well stocked kitchen. There is plentiful air conditioning in every room and on the outside a private pool to offset the heat. The views from the balcony table down towards Gocek harbour were particularly nice and made our meals out there all the more enjoyable. The welcome food package was a really welcome, generous and kind gesture. Mehmet, the property manager, was stand out. He was there for any questions and helped arrange a boat charter for us.
The walk into town is a flat 20 minute stroll and provides easy access to Goceks many restaurants. You have to cross the big main road to walk into town however pedestrian crossings are at the exit road from the villa. You can hear the noise from this main road from the villa when relaxing by the pool which is a bit of a shame. You hear no noise inside the villa so sleeping etc. wasn't affected.
The gardens around the villa were lovely with lots of beautiful flowers on display.
A car or use of a taxi is a must if you intend to eat at home and to carry your shopping!
Communication with the owner Gill was swift and really good.
Overall, I would recommended this lovely well priced villa.
Thank you so much for writing such a comprehensive and helpful review of your stay at our villa
It was delightful hosting you as guests and we would love to welcome you back again at any time in the future
Lovely villa 20 minute walk from Gocek
Spacious villa with a good pool. Well equipped. Excellent communication with the owner and very helpful support from their agent at the villa. Gocek is a lovely town - just the right number of quality bars and some excellent restaurants. You should go!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review
You were delightful guests to host and we would love to welcome you back again in future years
Absolutely great villa for top peaceful holiday
Where to start? Our connecting flights landed us at Dalaman airport very early after whole night stop at Istanbul so Gill was very kind to let us check in as soon as we came to Gocek. It was great thing as we were very tired and hanging around until 4PM would be some task.
Villa was absolutely great for our family with 3 kids. Modern villa with amenities you need in very quiet location. The pool was the hit of the week as we're not really into crowded beaches and the beautiful hot weather helped us to take the absolute most of it. Kids and wife were using it for whole day, I enjoyed night swims.
Gocek is very nice place for peaceful vacation, prices affordable and Fethiye, the big and busy city is only half an hour drive.
Mehmet, the property manager gave us his phone for contact anytime though we made some research before going there and didn't need lot of help.
I recommend Gill and his home to anyone and if we're not for exploring some other parts of Turkey next year, than it's Icarus Heights 14 again. It already feels as home away from home.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review .
We try very hard to make our villa feel comfortable and homely where guests can truly relax and enjoy the wonderful views but also provide the perfect base to explore from .
Hosting your family was an absolute pleasure and we are delighted that made the most of the amenities and local areas. 10 years on and we are still finding new places to explore!
We would love you to return and enjoy even more of our hone away from home
What else could you ask for?
Perfect, even with fairly small children, there's truly nothing we could put on a "I wish we had..."-list. Fully furnished and equipped, everything in good shape and clean, good communication with the owner as well as the very helpful local manager, everything was just as it should be.
Visiting Gocek pre-season with a number of places not open yet, we still found plenty of things to do and places to go.
We definitely recommend the villa and the town of Gocek itself to anybody who wants to have everything available and enjoys beautiful places, but doesn't like crowded places with cheapy tourist traps.
Thank you so much for your review
We were absolutely delighted to have accommodated you and your family as our guests and would love you to return again at any time in the future
You were a pleasure to deal with and Mehmet our representative was happy to have helped you during your stay
We had a great holiday. Lovely small town.
The villa is excellent with a great private pool. Great balcony with pleasant views.
Some steep slopes but fine for most people.
There is a small private beach at Port Göcek, this being a further 5-minute walk, south of the harbour, and for a daily fee, available to day visitors, includes sun loungers and towels. The nearest public beach is a 10-minute drive; taxis or dolmus (Turkish minibus) ride away. Within 30 minutes drive there are at least 4 further and excellent beaches, with café/bar, changing and toilet facilities: Inlice Beach (5km), Günlüklü Bay (12km), Katranci Bay (15km) & Sarigerme (Turtle) Beach (25km).
Göcek is just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport through the new tunnel. Taxis are readily available or transfers can be arranged. Fethiye is a 25 minute drive, a modern town with a historic centre, a city in ancient Lycia, which can also be reached by local bus, dolmus or ferry. A car is recommend to explore further afield the cultural and historical sites of Lycia. Details of car hire can be provided. From the lodge gate, the stroll into Göcek is level, and takes about 15 mins walking, or 5 mins by car, taxi or dolmus.
Telmessos: (Ancient Fethiye): A prominent city and centre of an Oracle; and Amyntas's Tomb: 4th Century Lycian rock tombs. Caunos: (Dalyan) a Lycian city on the river, with beautiful rock tombs, & the famous Turtle beach. (30km). Oludeniz:(Dead Sea) The most photographed beach on the coast, with a lagoon surrounded by pine trees and mountains (40km). Kayakoy: Crafts centre, & a former Greek town (of ghosts!), (35km). Saklikent: A natural canyon with walkway, waterfalls, & leaping trout (70km).
Göcek is a pretty and upmarket yachting harbour village, located on the southwest Turquoise Coast of Turkey, in a small valley amongst the spectacular Taurus Mountains. It is a beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt harbour between Fethiye and Dalyan. Göcek is very popular with yachting visitors because of the large marina and myriad of small islands around the almost circular bay with its natural harbour. There is an array of stylish quayside restaurants and laid-back bars. You will find a fantastic choice of fresh fish, meat and vegetables, a Sunday market, and a very hospitable atmosphere. You will be spoilt for choice of where to dine as you walk along the main streets, and landscaped waterfront promenade in the evening. There are also many interesting fashion, craft, and jewellery shops, and other stalls. Many of the boats, yachts and gulets (traditional Turkish boat), in the harbour provide trips to secluded local and island beaches, day trips for swimming, site seeing, barbecues, and longer boat trips for the adventurous. The 12-island tour of the bay of Fethiye is a highlight, and a trip not to be missed. All levels, and types of boats are available for hire or charter. It is a paradise for sailors and water sports enthusiasts, or alternatively for those who just like to stroll, explore and watch the world go by. Göcek is a paradise for sea lovers who can enjoy a wide choice of water-sports locally, including sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. White water rafting is also available close by. Nature lovers can enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking, jeep safaris and horse riding. Soak up the scenery of turquoise sea set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and fragrant pine and incense forests. This is just the holiday for you, if you yearn for a relaxing, peaceful, chill-out, sun drenched holiday, enjoy!