upto 30% DISCOUNT - book by 30 June. Large villa, peaceful location, fantastic master suite, private pool, large terrace. Nr beaches, water sports, boat trips, mud baths. Ideal family holiday.
HOLIDAY DISCOUNT - 30% discount off May, June & October weeks and 25% discount of July, August & September weeks - book by 30 June 2015
Villa Spice is located in a small community overlooking fields, pomegranate orchards and distant mountains. The Villa is a great base if you want to explore this beautiful part of Turkey or if you are looking to escape and just relax and un-wind then you have found your ideal spot.
Villa Spice is ideal for a family holiday adventure with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests and as with all Mediterranean homes the outdoor space is fantastic with a great private pool to keep you cool and a very large covered terrace where you can enjoy a meal, have a BBQ or just sit back relax, enjoy your holiday and un-wind.
Villa Spice is located just 1 and a half miles from the centre of Dalaman. An ideal location for a relaxing holiday and a great base for exploring. Guests can enjoy a range of activities including: several beaches, water sports, spa, mud baths, markets, small seaside towns, white water rafting, mountain walking, paragliding, boat trips, Lycian history, great restaurants - all within easy reach.
Set amidst the mountainous backdrop of the pine forest regions of Turkey, yet only 10 minutes transfer time from the airport, Dalaman and the surrounding areas, give you an exciting blend of classical sights, sounds and fragrances guaranteed to give your senses a taste of Turkey.
We hope you have a fantastic holiday.
LIVING / DINING AREA: air conditioned and has two sofas and two arm chairs, TV, DVD player to play films and music CDs, dining table and 8 chairs. The patio door leads onto the large covered terrace where you can sit and enjoy a drink, meal or sit back relax and enjoy the sunset.
KITCHEN: has everything you need for a self catering holiday.
MASTER SUITE: air conditioned, has a king size bed with plenty of storage in the wardrobe and drawers. Relax on your private balcony or in your own living area. The En-suite has a bath and shower.
BEDROOM 2 with En-suite: air conditioned, has a king size bed with plenty of storage in the wardrobe and drawers.
BEDROOM 3 and 4: air conditioned, has 2 single beds with plenty of storage in the wardrobe and drawers. There is a patio door leading onto a private balcony from Bedroom 3.
FAMILY BATHROOM: fitted with Shower, WC and basin, plenty of towels for your holiday.
OUTSIDE: is a large covered terrace, with 2 tables and 8 chairs, a BBQ, large pool with 8 sun beds and a small private garden.
Dalaman is an area of breathtaking natural beauty located between the sea and mountains, with fragrant orange groves, lovely unspoilt beaches and fascinating ancient sites. The ideal base to explore from or just relax in the rural setting.
Dalaman is rapidly becoming an area of destination rather than just a stop over on the way to some other resort town. Over - development and exploitation of the area is stopped by the protection afforded to the rare loggerhead turtles that frequent the river and beach. Ensuring Dalaman develops in harmony with its surrounding environment and retains its natural beauty.
Enjoy your evenings at some wonderful restaurants offering quality meals made from fresh organic products grown locally in Dalaman. Here are a few restaurants, recommended by our guests:
AKKAYA GARDEN RESTAURANT - one of the best restaurants in the Mediterranean Region. There are plenty of places to dine in the garden with secluded seating areas or in a storks nest. The nests are positioned in the trees and can sit 4-8 people. The restaurant is located deep in the valley amongst the pine trees. It is set amongst waterfalls, ponds, wildlife and beautiful trees and flowers. The food is second to none with an excellent selection of both Turkish and European cuisine.
CINAR RESTAURANT - Enjoy a meal sitting under the trees. The service and food are wonderful, with Turkish and International cuisine. You even have your own BBQ next to your table. Youï¿½ll be given a very warm welcome by the owner Kenan.
BEACHES, RELAXATION, ADVENTURE AND HISTORY
SARIGERME BEACH : with 4 miles of golden sand, shallow sea and the island of Babada not too far in the distance, is a great day out for all the family. A short walk along the wooded footpath with its turkeys, chickens and peacocks running free, brings you out onto the exceptionally clean beach. Facilities include food and drink outlets, water sports, showers, toilets, beach chairs, umbrellas and dressing cabins are all available.
SARSALA BEACH : is a lovely family beach set in a small bay with a restaurant, changing rooms, shower and W.C. The beach is 6 miles from Dalaman.
WHITE-WATER RAFTING : in Dalaman is one of the most exciting holiday experiences and is perfect for active thrill seekers. The Dalaman River is rated as one of the top rafting destinations in the world. Professionals will guide you every step of the way for an unforgettable adventure on the Dalaman waters.
THERME MARIS SPA : you can buy a day pass to use some great facilities including massage, fitness centre, beauty centre (skin care centre, aromatic bathtub, solarium, peeling, hamam, sauna, pressotherapy, starvac, thermo failure), 3 different outdoor pools with thermal natural water, indoor pool, jacuzzi and mud bath. You can see and feed the endangered Loggerhead Turtles. Located immediately behind Dalaman Beach.
IZTUZU BEACH : Visit one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline. This sand bar that separates the sea from the mouth of the Dalyan Creek is an excellent swimming beach. Situated 30 minutes from Dalaman, Iztuzu Beach has also been preserved, as it is one of the last nesting grounds for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.
GOCEK : Often referred to as the St.Tropez of Turkey, with its exclusive yachting marina and unspoilt beaches, Gocek has emerged as one of the countries most affluent areas to live in Turkey. Take the 12 Island Boat Excursion great day out for all the family. The market takes place on a Sunday, ideal place to buy leather goods, local crafts donï¿½t forget to haggle!
DALYAN : Only 20 minutes drive to the west from the Villa, you will find Dalyan, a small but exquisite fishing town, which lies next to a meandering river, teaming with wild life. After spending your time browsing the typically diverse Turkish market stalls, why not relax and take a look at the Lycian tombs, carved into the rock face, from the comfort of one of the many romantically set restaurants lining the Dalyan riverside. It only takes you a few minutes from the centre of town to stroll through to the Old Dalyan of gardens and willow trees, to flavour days gone by.
KAYA KOY : Once a thriving Greek village, this town of over one thousand houses, two churches, fourteen chapels, and two schools, was completely deserted in 1923 when the 25,000 Greek inhabitants living there, along with more than a million other Greeks living throughout Turkey were repatriated to Greece through a massive government mandated population exchange between the two countries following the Greek war of independence. Since then, the village of Kayakoy, as it is called in Turkish, or Karmylassos, as it was called in Greek, which had been continually inhabited since at least the 13th century, has stood empty and crumbling, with only the breeze from the mountains and mist from the sea blowing through its empty houses and streets. A wonderful place steeped in history that touches you to the very soul.
KAUNOS : Visit the ancient ruins of Kaunos, situated approximately 40 minutes from the villa. Amongst the ruins of the city, you will find an old theatre, a large rectangular building that was probably a temple, others of uncertain description, a Byzantine church, and very curious rock-hewn tombs.
SULTANIYE HOT SPRINGS & MUD BATHS : Situated just before Dalyan Creek joins the lake, you can give yourself a body pack of mud and then wash it all off again in a sulphur pool with temperatures as hot as in the Sultaniye Baths.
SAKLIKENT GORGE : the ideal place to visit if you are feeling especially hot. The gorge is 18km long and so steep and narrow that the sun does not penetrate, so the water is icy cold. The gorge is approached along a wooden boardwalk above the river and opens out to a series of wooden platforms suspended above the water, where you can buy and eat trout at one of the specialist restaurants.
We are a family of four (2 kids aged 16 and 3) and were looking for a relaxing/chilled holiday in a non-tourist area with places of interest within reach and Villa Spice delivered exactly that. We have just returned from a 16 night holiday at Villa Spice.
The villa itself was perfect for us and we could easily have had another 4 people staying comfortably with us. It is very clean, spacious and has everything you need (washing machine, iron, hairdryers, dvd player, towels etc). The outside area and pool was exactly what he had wanted and we were happy to spend most of our days at the villa because it offered the sun, the pool and a great shaded area for our little one to be able to play with his toys during the midday sun without being inside. If we had to find anything negative to say it would only be that the top floor room and bathroom can get very hot which causes the bathroom to smell a little however that would be us being very picky, all the rooms have air conditioning that worked very well, we had just decided not to use it unless necessary and as we were rarely inside we only used it for a short while at night time. The top floor room is as big, if not bigger than the pictures and we loved it. In the 16 nights that we spent at the villa we did not have one single issue or problem that we can report.
The villa is situated approx 20 minutes (fast pace) walk to Dalaman main town and was perfect for us as we were close enough to the shops and buses etc but far enough to have total peace and quiet. The only sounds are the birds singing in the mornings, the odd car driving by, the singing/prayers on the speaker form the local mosque and there are planes flying over as it is close to the airport but we hardly noticed except that our 3 year old loved to watch them go by. I agree with other reviews that the birds and mosque can sometimes wake you up early in the morning if you are on the top floor but we found this a lovely way to be awoken so did not mind at all.
The villa manager Mehmet made sure that we knew how to get around and was always only a text message away if we needed him to arrange any transport, book any restaurants or even arrange for food to be delivered to us! he also arranged some amazing days out for us and as we do not drive he arranged for us to get to everywhere we needed to go including a little trip to the local hospital when my 3 year old was poorly the driver kindly came into the hopsital with us to help to translate and drove us to the pharmacy and collected the medication for us. We would have been lost without him!
Dalaman is not a tourist area but is within 10 - 30 minutes drive to many beaches, marinas and other tourist areas. If you are planning lots of days out iy may be worth while hiring a car however we found using the dolmus (bus) and Mehmets tranport was all that we needed. Most restaurants will pick you up and dro p you back for free if you call them (all the ones we called spoke english and knew where we were situated) or Mehmet is happy yo call them for you.
The review book and leafets in the Villa are really helpful with lots of hints and tips of where to go, where to eat etc and were invaluable to us as we did not experience a single bad meal at any of the restaurants we visited and would highly recommend the local Cinar restaurant as well as many others. Trevor who keeps an eye on the pool and garden is also very knowledgable and will offer any help or advice if you ask.
We would quite easily have stayed another weel if we could have and would definately recommend the villa to family and friends who are looking for the same as we were and we are planning to book another stay for next year.
Whether or not this is the right villa for you will entirely depend on what you want from your holiday, for us it was perfect and we all agreed that it was the best holiday weve had in many years.
Michelle from Harrogate
Stayed 06 Jun 2014 with Couple
We recently went to Villa Spice for one week. All we wanted was a week of complete rest and relaxtion away from our busy lives in the UK, and thats what we had at Villa Spice. We had a lovely relaxing time by the pool. Mehmet was very helpful with sorting out lifts to and from places as we didnt hire a car as we didnt want to go far. We ventured out to the supermarket a few times and Dalaman Market, which was brilliant and we got some bargains. The supermarket is about 30 minutes away on foot. The only 2 down sides for us were the amount of biting insects around, probably due to it being a farming area, so takes lots of repellent with you and secondly the amplified noise from the mosque once during the night (light sleeper). Overall, wed come back as brilliant value for money, lovely peaceful area, very chilled and relaxed area and massive clean villa with everything you should need. Also loved Layla the dog who came to visit us on many occasions and Trevor the poolman was really kind and helpful.
Michelle and Dan.
christina from harrow
Stayed 01 Aug 2013 with Family
This was our first visit to Turkey and we all had a wonderful time at villa spice. A big thankyou to Tracy and Mehmet who were so helpful, Mehmet arranged all our day trips and organized our pick ups to the restaurants. The pool was fantastic and the kids spent alot of time in it they all had a great time and loved the company of the two dogs that would visit every day. Definitely worth hiring a car as we were able to get to the supermarket and go for a drive which was a bit confusing at times but i left that to my husband didnt fancy doing it myself. Would definitely love to come back hopefully next year but once again a great big thankyou to Tracy and Mehmet for a fantastic holiday from Christina,Darren,Kloe, Jack and Ellie xx
Paul from Glasgow
Stayed 01 Jul 2013
Had a brilliant holiday in Turkey and Villa Spice was
exceptional. Tremendous value for money and Tracy & Mehmet did everything
they could to make our holiday memorable for us and our twin 17 month old
toddlers. They even fitted a gate to stop open access to the pool which
was a massive help. Above and beyond what was expected. This made the
villa very child friendly/safe. Dalaman is a nice quaint town and the
surroundings are very relaxing. We hired a car which was organised by
Tracy & Mehmet and this enabled us to travel further out. This was our
2nd time in Turkey and we all agreed that we will be coming back.
Paul, Vari, Autumn, Skye, Keir, Gerry & Eàbha.
John from Cowes
Stayed 29 Sep 2012
Party of six adults spent two weeks at Villa Spice in October. Good value holiday. Excellent trips arranged by Mehmet, especially the 12 Island Boat Trip and Birds Nest Restaurant a must for your last night. Had a great time.
nicolette from manchester
Stayed 20 Aug 2012
We are home safe, flight good and we really enjoyed our holiday in Dalaman at Villa Spice. The customer service provided by yourself and Mehmet was excellent and could not be faulted. The only thing I think the villa lacks is internet connection, I know that wifi is available at bars and internet cafes, but it would be a good optional extra. Villa Spice offers a really comfortable base with the added benefit of a private pool. The locals are all very friendly and the local town can provide good money exchange rates and everything you need. A car will give you the opportunity to visit the many interesting and amazing animals that Turkey has to offer. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Nicky, Dave and Isabella xxx
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Stayed 13 Aug 2010
We spent a fabulous week at Villa Spice, it was the perfect retreat away from the cold of the UK weather. I thoroughly enjoyed relaxing out on the terrace, sipping coffee and watching the world go by. This is my third visit to Villa Spice and it just gets better with every visit!! The villa is just lovely, the master suite itself is fantastically well presented real luxury. The surrounding area is beautiful and offers a wide range of activities if you are feeling adventurous. On this visit I was happy to enjoy the hospitality at the many local restaurants offering excellent food and good value for money - Botanic Gardens Restaurant was especially worth a visit. I give Villa Spice a 5 star rating, I will definitely be back next year. Many thanks to Mehmet for all his help and usual fantastic hospitality.
Stayed 09 Aug 2010
My girlfriend and I spent a week at Villa Spice with a couple of friends, the villa was great, loads of space and wicked pool and terrace ideal for a BBQ and to chill out. Got to meet a few other people especially at Cinar Restaurant which seems to be a bit of a meeting point for tourists, good food and helpful. We would recommend the boat trip from Gocek and Sarigerme Beach good water sports. Brilliant time, villa is good for a group of friends hope to be back next year. Cheers
Dalaman was a complete surprise and the ideal spot of a relaxing holiday. The countryside is beautiful, beaches fantastic, Dalyan boat trips and lots if history. Villa Spice was an ideal base for the 6 of us, plenty of space, peaceful location, great neighbours and Mehmet the villa manager goes out of his way to ensure you are happy. I would highly recommend Villa Spice.
The villa is beautiful and more than adequately equipped. The pool is awesome and we found everything we needed in the villa. We were a little further out than we had expected but thanks to Mehmet (villa manager) we had a brilliant holiday. We didnt have the experience to hire a car and Mehmet helped us every step of the way. He will happily text to save your phone bill and will try to check in with you to make sure you know whats around. Even though were "out in the sticks" theres lots to do still. We loved the 12 Island Boat Trip, daily boat from Dalyan and the markets are good for a barter. Mehmet and co have been brilliant in making our holiday fantastic and memorable. We leave with a friend in Turkey.
Villa Spice was a perfect base for us, as we were able to drive to many lovely places. The places we visited during our 10 day stay were: Fethiye, Gocek, Sarigerme, Olu Deniz, Dalyan. The best sandy beach was Sarigerme, but the best beach for scenery was Olu Deniz. We enjoyed our trip down the river in Dalyan to get to Turtle Beach. Beware of the private boat trips they are expensive - we paid 10 lira each on the public boat taxi. We visited Cinar, Palmiye, Botanic and Yosun restaurants all were happy to collect us from Villa Spice and bring us home again for FREE. We can recommend the roast chicken in Dalaman for a cheap meal. Definitely worth a trip to Dalaman Market on a Thursday, we went twice and loved bartering. This was our first visit to Turkey and we had a fantastic time and we will definitely come back. Big thanks to Mehmet, he was very useful and like the Turkish "Mr Fix it" - anything you want he will do. Thanks Gill, Derek, Greg and Kelly
Thanks for a great week at Villa Spice, we all really enjoyed our stay, lovely clean villa with pool and plenty of shade from the sun on the large terrace. Dalaman is a rural town you can experience the real Turkey, the local people are friendly and helpful. You are in easy reach of lots of different places, we loved Sarigerme Beach and Dalyan. Great food at Cinar restaurant. We would recommend Dalaman and Villa Spice as places to visit.
We stayed at Villa Spice for 10 days and had a brilliant holiday. Weve never been on a villa holiday before, particularly because we thought that it would be very expensive, but it was actually a lot more affordable than some other types of holiday! It felt such a luxury to have our own pool to cool off in and the terrace was out of this world - it really was like having another large room outside, not to mention the fact that it was a fabulous retreat if the weather got too hot and it was lovely to sit and watch the sunset over the mountains with cool drink. The villa itself was lovely and spacious and had everything we needed for our visit. We found it perfect to stay in a nice quiet location away from the crowds but at the same time to have easy access to loads of different places. We hired a car and spent some great days out in Dalyan, Gocek from where we spent the whole day on the 12 island cruise, which is well worth the early start. Sarsala and Sarigerme Beaches are great and less than 15 mins drive from the villa. A definite advantage to Villa Spice was the contact we had with the property managers who were brilliant in helping us to arrange everything and were so happy to help if we needed advice about a restaurant or place to visit. Overall a really excellent holiday and we would definitely go back again!
SMOKING is not allowed inside the Villa, but guests can smoke on the terrace, balcony or in the garden.
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