|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Gocek, known throughout Turkey for its fabulous yachts harbouring the rich and famous, now has its first truly glamorous bespoke villa. The house may be snuggled away in the peaceful rural mountainside but is just a short 15 minute walk to the bustle of Gocek itself.
Villa Daidalos is a gorgeous, elegant home with handmade furniture and designer soft furnishings. The main living room has a spectacular gallery area with a high vaulted ceiling and a combination of large windows and French doors allow the whole house to be flooded with natural light.
The fabulous 10 x 5 metre pool is surrounded by large sunny terraces with comfortable sunbeds and the gardens have many shrubs, flowers, vegetable and fruit trees including pomegranate, orange and avocado all to be enjoyed by our guests. There are also many outside dining and sitting areas plus a comfy hammock.
The villa has many special features making it - we think - one of the best equipped holiday homes on the Turquoise coast.
Had an absolutely brilliant time staying in Villa Daidolas last week. Every bit of this Villa is amazing, from the beautiful pool and lounging areas, the chic interior and bedrooms, to the terraces and balconies overlooking the mountains and the Mediterranean (perfect spot for G&Ts as the sun goes down). The little fishing village of Gocek is a lovely, relaxed and very safe spot to be, and caters for everyone. Being out on the sea is a must-do, the day trips on the traditional Turkish boats being a highlight for swimming with Turtles and exploring the hidden bays and coves in style. The food in Turkey is a real high point. From up market dining to fun bistro style lunches, it's all just so good in Gocek! The portion sizes in the restaurants are so incredibly generous, and the staff were all smiley and very good. Fi and Chris were excellent in their recommendations for everything in the area, and very helpful in sorting anything out. Really can't recommend Villa Diadolos highly enough. It's luxurious, relaxed and homely all round into one stunning setting - the best place to enjoy all the delights Turkey has to offer.
This was our second time at Villa Daidalos and was better than ever. The Villa is perfect for a family holiday - spacious , well designed and lovely inside and is close to town whilst being secluded and very relaxing. With a great pool and lots to do Daidalos provides the perfect getaway and is just 20 minutes from the airport.
The Villa is very comfortable and well maintained with a great team looking after everything and we would certainly recommend it and will be going again. Gocek itself is lovely and has many good restaurants and bars and a day-trip on one of the Gulets is highly recommended.
All-in-all a fabulous holiday .
The villa surpassed our expectations! Clearly designed with an eye for detail as there was everything we needed and more. We have travelled to Turkey for many years and wondered if Gocek would be a little to " chi chi" but it retains authentic Turkish charm with the added advantage of a few lovely shops. the Sunday food market was amazing and the villa was so well appointed we actually ate in most nights feasting on local produce - what made it such a delight was that the villa is clearly owned by a cook and there was cutlery/crockery etc a plenty a contrast to most rental properties.... The villa is cleaned daily and the local manager was on hand to advise and fix everything in a trice. We struggled to find anything that needed doing but our request for a bike pump was solved in minutes! I could go on and on but biggest testament is that we have already enquired about staying again this year... just hope others consider Turkey as a destination, it feels quite quiet and a perfect time to go......
This is the first time I have reviewed anything online but felt compelled to share my experience with you all.
This Villa is perfect! It has everything you need, quite literally. I recommend Villa Daidalos to anyone who is considering holidaying in Turkey. The villa was beautiful, and the gardens were to die for not to mention the outstanding pool. The owner of the Villa was delightful. We never met, but she always replied to all emails promptly, and had everything organised so well. She even bought a table tennis table at our request which was very thoughtful of her as we had some avid players amongst us.
We had a lovely lady who prepared a delicious breakfast everyday (at an additional but reasonable fee). The housekeeping was carried out by a wonderful young lady who made sure that the Villa was pristine clean every day. And finally, to the lovely organiser. The rep who lives opposite the Villa arrived in the morning and made sure we were all comfortable, and organised everything for us. It's always handy to have someone who is trustworthy that knows their way around. And she speaks very good English which helps tremendously!
Gocek itself is a terrific little town. The Villa is located only 5 minutes drive away from the town centre, which has everything you need. Its idyllic, is naturally beautiful with locals who are so friendly.
I'm not being rewarded in any way for writing this review I promise. But we had such a wonderful time, that I felt compelled to share my experience. I envy anyone who decides to stay here. I for one will definitely be coming back thats for sure.
p.s. Don't let the negative stories in the news about Turkey put you off. I felt very safe there and had no reason to feel otherwise.
A week with our grown up daughters relaxing by the pool, driving down to the town and watching the sunset from the many chilled out and welcoming restaurants in the harbour... bliss. Do try Kebab Hospital (really) it's food is delicious. Then a week on our own exploring the area by hire car. Beaches nearby, mountains and stunning scenery and the friendliest locals you could wish to meet. The call to prayer from the local mosques adding an exotic air to the town.
A perfect beautifully maintained and decorated villa for relaxing by the large pool, lying in a hammock, eating on the terrace amongst pomegranate trees and bougainvillea. A guitar to strum, excellent reliable Wi-Fi (if you have to work...or plan your next Daidalos stay!) We spent a day out on Henry the speedboat complete with a skipper who ferried us between islands for swimming, snorkelling and sitting in the shade in a chilled out simple restaurant with a Turkish Coffee...don't miss a day out seeing the 12 islands, it's paradise.
The villa staff were lovely, not intrusive but there to help and Canan, who manages the villa, pops over when needed and suggested restaurants, trips and places to visit, she's a gem. With a housekeeper sorting the kitchen, cleaning and making the beds, it's a truly relaxing stay. A great bonus is that fresh water is delivered throughout the stay and fresh bread is supplied first thing in the morning!
A wonderful family home and a really delightful setting. Well recommended!
This villa ticked all the boxes for my wife and I..the interior is spacious, gleaming and welcoming. The outside garden has carefully selected plants, trees and shrubs that create a private haven around the pool side and the rest of the property.
We spent many evenings enjoying local wine and produce (from the town and local market) around a large rustic table. Our days at the villa were spent relaxing by the pool in the sunshine. We walked into Gocek (10 minutes or so) a number of evenings for dinner. There was a great outdoor BBQ on the sea shore (next to Nen) on a Friday evening. We also made use of the bikes and moped at the villa - both a great way to mooch around Gocek - the marina is a great place to explore. The highlight for me was hiring a gulet for the day - Mehmet hosted our day and we stopped in a number of coves and jumped off the boat to enjoy swimming and snorkelling - finished off with Mehmet cooking fish on a BBQ for lunch - delicious. We also hired 'Henry' the speed boat for the day - a perfect size for a smaller party and a fantastic day out.
I would highly recommend this villa for a guaranteed fantastic holiday. It is a stunning property in a perfect location and I will be booking to go again very soon.
Gocek, just a 20 minute drive from Dalaman airport, is a very special place. The setting is so beautiful it has been designated a national park and is jealously protected by Turkish people. Nestling at the foot of the majestic pine covered mountains this lovely coastal village is largely car free with landscaped promenades and a host of exotic trees.
Gocek is perfectly placed to visit the 12 islands lying off its shores; each tiny island has its own personality, some with ancient ruins to explore, others with sleepy restaurants but all set in breathtaking surroundings of warm crystal clear seas and secluded coves.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$241|
including daily maid service
to stay from November 2012 - May 2013 price on application.