About the property
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Villa in Dalyan, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 15-20 Minutes walk to town
Villa Melek is a detached 3 bedroom villa with air conditioning to all rooms. It is a modern new build furnished with traditional local handmade furniture. Inside, the living area is open plan with a lounge, dining area and fully fitted kitchen. There is also a utility room and a downstairs bathroom with shower and wc. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite and 1 family bathroom). 2 of the bedrooms have large balconies overlooking the gardens and mountains. Outside is a large flood lit pool, outside pool shower; stone built BBQ and traditional Turkish gazebo seating area.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Jane Ratcliffe
I live in the East of England with my husband Karl and two cats. We have five daughters between us and three grand- children. Karl travels extensively in his job as a business jet pilot and between us we have visited some beautiful places on holiday. However, Turkey has a special place in our hearts as Karl has lived and worked there in the past and his youngest daughter was born there. It is already like our second home.
Jane Ratcliffe purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Jane Ratcliffe chose Ortaca
We first visited Dalyan in September 2013. We rarely go back to the same place twice as there are so many wonderful countries to visit. However, we fell in love with Dalyan and immediately booked to go back in May this year with a view to finding a property. After a day of looking at various villas, the last one was Villa Melek which had just come on the market and as soon as we stepped inside, we knew it was the 'one'. It's in a perfect location, peaceful and surrounded by pomegranate orchards yet in easy reach of the town. Dalyan as a place is unique, with a fantastic beach, friendly locals, wonderful restaurants and ticks all the boxes for a truly memorable holiday. We are confident you will love it as much as us and once you visit, you will be back!
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa has wonderful mountain views and is in the rural area of the resort. A car is not necessary as we provide bikes to get around (and it is all flat!), a relaxed pace gets you to the town in about 8 minutes and approx. 15-20 minutes by foot. There is a small shop for essentials like fresh bread, a few minutes bike ride away and the town has everything you need. If you want to get a taxi home, it is very cheap (less than £5). The villa is fully air conditioned, comfortable, spacious with a home-from-home environment that can sometimes be difficult to tear yourself away from! We hope that you enjoy everything that Dalyan and Villa Melek have to offer.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect villa in a great location, 5 star rating
This was a first visit to this beautiful villa and it will not be the last, this is one of the best villas we have stayed in, it was very private, exceptionally clean and the garden and pool maintenance perfect, also the manager was very helpful but not intrusive. Great communication with the owners who were very informative
Very comfortable beds and great showers, the kitchen was equipped with everything that was required to make our stay home from home!
The Wi-fi was excellent, even receiving down the end of the Pool/garden which was great for getting the radio!
The pool was perfect with plenty of sun beds to chase the sun round, there is also plenty of shady areas with very comfortable rattan chairs to enjoy a sundowner
We cannot recommend this villa highly enough if you like privacy and peacefulness within easy reach of all the nightlife this is the one for you, 5 star rating, in fact we have booked again already!!
It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet you both at the villa and even better to see how relaxed and happy you both looked. Thank you for looking after and enjoying our little corner of paradise and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
First Class accommodation
We stayed in this Villa for 3 wonderful weeks, it is home from home. This is our 4th visit to Melek and we absolutely love it. It has everything you can possibly need, very modern and spotlessly clean. It is in a really quiet area, with mountain views around. There are bikes provided with a 5 minute cycle ride into the heart of the town. It has an excellent pool and lovely outside seating areas to enjoy. The owners are extremely helpful. Already booked for 2018 and honestly could not think of anywhere nicer to stay.
The location of Villa Melek has to be one of its best features.
Built just on the edge of town yet withing walking or cycling distance (and flat all the way!) surrounded by mountains and Pomegranate Orchards...makes it idyllic.
It has all the facilities you could want including a beautiful swimming pool with lovely mountain views, your own Kosk in the garden which is lovely for an afternoon siesta in the shade, extremely comfortable king size beds in all bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, including microwave and toaster and an all important Tea Pot, a rare commodity for Turkish accommodation but for us tea loving Brits, essential!
The garden is very private and although there is a small boutique "hotel" next door we were not disturbed at all during our stay.
The villa Manager Huysein was always available although the only time we needed him was to replenish the 15L bottle of drinking water for the cooler in the kitchen and at 6 Lira (approx 1.50p) for supply and delivery its another great facility and service.
Dalyan itself is a truly unique place with access to an amazing Beach reached by public boat through gorgeous scenery and the small town with its many restaurants, few essential Supermarkets and typical tourist shops adds to its appeal. Also the lack of large package holiday hotels where sunbed wars commence at dawn definitely adds to its relaxed laid back feeling .........Turkey at its wonderful best, Can't wait to come back next year.
Thank you for your kind comments. It makes us very happy that our guests love our home as much as we do. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Tranquility as standard!
We are regular visitors to Villa Melek. We have been so often in the summer that we fool ourselves into believing it is our own. Sadly it is not but Karl and Jane's welcome and ability to share experiences, help and advice makes it feel exactly as if it is. We love where the villa is - on the edge of Dalyan so lots of peace and quiet. We love the simplicity of its modern furnishings and its cleanliness. We love the pool, the shade and the gardens. The three bathrooms are immaculate, the bedrooms are comfy and light and spacious. We stay for up to three weeks and pay for extra cleans throughout which is worth it and very reasonable - after all we are on holiday right? Huseyin the villa manager is superb and helpful. He can help you hire boats and recommend where to go and what to see and do. The pool is cleaned daily and the garden well tendered. The visitor book is overflowing with compliments and everyone loves the simplicity of the place. Dalyan is a fantastic place. It has all you need for a lovely holiday. We have become quite daring over the years and now drive out and explore the region as well as doing the old favourites of beach and lake. The cold water river in the mountains is a real favourite. We would recommend this property to friends but are often too busy using it ourselves for them to try it out (teachers so we are all off at the same time!). You can be as busy or as tranquil as you like in Dalyan - there really is something for everyone: markets, excursions, bars and excellent restaurants. Local people are kind and friendly and add to the family atmosphere. No doubt we will be making use of 'our' holiday home for many years to come!
Always a pleasure to welcome such loyal guests back to our villa. Not only does it give us pleasure to know that others love Dalyan the same as we do but we can rest easy knowing that they will treat our home with the same care and respect they would their own. It is always good to share new places and experience with each other and always look forward to hearing about their adventures. Same place, same time next year? x
Stunning location, great facilities...
First visit to Dalyan but been travelling to Turkey for 18 years. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect villa in an amazing location. Wonderful Mountain views and just far enough from main town to make a lovely quiet location. Everything you could want on hand too, bikes to ride as its lovely and flat so really useful, wonderful pool, very well equipped kitchen and large rooms with good Air conditioning.
Itzitzu beach is amazing and the boat ride through this unique river delta makes the day at the beach even more enjoyable. Saw many of the areas famous Loggerhead Turtles, which is a wonderful site as they rise up from the deeper waters...
Beach has a shallow rake so also great for children.
The local people and house manager were wonderful, friendly and always helpful.
I Can't thank Jane and Karl enough for renting their lovely home to us.
Definitely will be back!
Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Dalyan and your stay in our home.
Dalyan is a special gem that seems to capture your heart so we hope to see you again here sometime in the future.
The Villa was perfect inside and out.
Wonderful holiday. Very relaxing, the views the position of the Villa surrounded by orchards backed by the mountains was spectacular. One of the nicest Villas we have stayed in with such a beautiful pool.
Many trips to go on if you wanted too we just totally chilled out.
The transfers were spot on and the manager was on hand if we needed him.
I cannot think of one negative thing to say and hope to come back again.
Many thanks Jane and Paul for lending us your Villa .Pat and Janet.
Many thanks for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our villa. We love our little piece of paradise and it makes us happy when others do too. We hope to see you here again in the future.
Coast/Beach: Iztuzu beach is a beautiful beach with no hotels as this is a conservation area due to the Loggerhead turtles that nest here. It can be reached by Dolmus (bus) which takes 15mins which you can catch in the town centre by the square or you can go by the local boat which takes 25 mins from the harbour. This is a lovely river ride past the ancient rock tombs over looking Dalyan. On the beach are showers, toilets and a snack bar which provides delicious local pancakes and a nice cold beer. Travel: Dalaman airport is 25mins from the villa. We can arrange transfers to and from the villa if required. Car and scooter hire is available in town if you wish to do some sightseeing. Distances: The town centre is 15-20mins walk away. Ortaca town 15 minute drive, market day is Friday Fethiye town is just over an hour away. Further Details: There are plenty of banks, cash machines, and a post office for changing money. (a much better rate then England). You will also find an abundance of restaurants and bars which all serve good food. We have been coming here for 11 years and never had an upset stomach. There are also plenty of supermarkets and gift shops. Chemists, doctors and a dentist. There are plenty of activities to do and trips to the beach, rock tombs, boat trips and mud baths amongst a few. These are all available to book in town. There is a local market on Saturdays and a great boat ride to Koycezig Market which goes on a Monday. We would highly recommend the 12 Island Boat Cruise for a wonderful day out.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Telephone or email for availability and booking. A refundable deposit of £100 is required which will be returned after your holiday once the villa has been checked by our management company for any damage or breakages. Changeover Day: The changeover date is flexible. Arrival and departure times from the villa are flexible but normal check in time is 4pm and check out is 11am. However if you are on an early or late flight, please advise at the time of booking.