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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.
20% DISCOUNT off 2015 weeks - book by 31 May. Large villa, peaceful location, fantastic master suite, private pool, large terrace. Nr beaches, water sports, boat trips, mud baths. Ideal family holiday
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed, En Suite Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds
Room for 8 in the dining area Room for 7 in the living area
Return private transfer from airport to villa - upto 8 people
£40.00 per booking
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Sarigerme Beach with water sports:
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Siobhan from london
Stayed Thursday 26 June 2014 with Family
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 Friday 06 June 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 Thursday 01 August 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 Monday 01 July 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 Saturday 29 September 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 Monday 20 August 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
Rhona from Oxford
Stayed Saturday 04 August 2012
We were a party of 8 and Villa Spice comfortably housed us all. It was furnished well and fully equipped - the washing machine was a godsend. We had a great time there and it was a good base for us to go off every day to do different things. The 12 Island boat tour was the best as was the Akkaya restaurant! The kids loved the pool and Leyla the dog who would come and spend time with them on the patio!
Susan from Haddington
Stayed Saturday 14 July 2012
Although we have been many times to Turkey, we had never been to Dalaman before, I loved the peace & quite. We tried Cinar which is nice but pricey, Yosun and Akkaya Gardens to name a few of the must try restaurants. The villa is well fitted out and the pool is kept clean. We had a daily visit from the dogs, Layla and 2 others which my son named Pippin, Scrappy Do and Poppy the puppy. They love fresh water and the shade of the villa. If you have any hicups or queries just text Mehmet, he is quick at getting back to you and is very helpful. So our advice to guests is to relax and enjoy both what Turkey and the villa have to offer. Happy Holiday.
karen from gullane
Stayed Saturday 30 June 2012
This was our third stay at villa spice, and we had a fantastic time. The villa is clean,well-equipped and simply wonderful. The attic level is a touch of luxury with wonderful views from the balcony.
The outdoor space is just fantastic and we spent hours and hours in the fabulous pool .
Thank you to Mehmet who organised restaurants,boat trips and hamams for us, nothing was a hassle.
We will be returning for a fourth visit as we have fallen in love with villa spice and Dalaman.
Karen,Jimmy,Murray and Sara. xx
Alison from Milford Haven
Stayed Sunday 10 June 2012
We had a great 2 weeks at Villa Spice. The Turkish people are friendly and hospitable and the fact that Dalaman is not a tourist area at all is a big plus for us though it might not be if you like lots of lively entertainment and nightlife. The villa is great, spacious and comfortable but unless you want to spend the whole of your holiday lazing by the pool, youll need a car. Mehmet can arrange this, hell dro p the car off at the villa for you. Gocek and Dalyan are both worth a visit. Turtle Beach is nice and the boat trip there from Dalyan is very pleasant. The water bus charges 10 TL for the return journey. Oludeniz is pretty with mountains and turquoise sea, but not suitable for families with young children. Best beach is at Sarigerme. Our holiday highlight was the 12 Island Boat Trip, fantastic day out and great value. We all had a fantastic time, our first visit to Turkey and we will definately be back. Thank you to everyone.
tracy from eastbourne
Stayed Thursday 31 May 2012
Villa Spice was an ideal base for us, plenty of space and well equipped. Pool is a godsend and we used it everyday. The 12 island boat trip was the best trip weve ever been on. Huge value for money, if you want to chill and sunbath up top, swim off the back of the boat (remember your snorkel) its simply fantastic, couple that with a family run boat of very nice people made for an unforgettable experience. Good places to eat are Botanic Gardens, La-Vie on Dalyan beachfront, Akkaya Gardens. All the locals and towns people are so friendly and relaxing, hospitable and kind, like no other country Ive been to! Its just a pleasure to be here. We had never been to Turkey before, but we leave it as our good friend, that we are already planning to come back and see as soon as October this year.
Paul from Rowley Regis
Stayed Saturday 01 October 2011
Arrived on the 1st October. Had a really fantastic time. The villa was perfect for all 7of us ( 3 being kids ). Made full use of all the facilities that were there, especially the pool, the kids absolutely loved it. Made friends with some of the english neighbours and took full advantage of the car we hired for the 2 weeks. Anyone thinking of driving around themselves, it is an absolute must... the experience of Turkish driving is fab...lol !!! ( not without its hazards though !!! ). Mehmet was good, on the end of the phone day and night. Overall, this holiday was brilliant and would definately book again, wont be next year though, definately 2013 !!! Thanks Tracy for a lovely time.
Kelly from Worcester Park
Stayed Sunday 18 September 2011
We had a fantastic week at Villa Spice. The villa itself was lovely and very well kept. We had some lovely meals and BBQs on the veranda. There were some great beaches and places to visit and Mehmet (villa manager) was great arranging trips and dinner reservations for us. Brilliantly relaxing holiday. Tracy (owner) has been fantastic and kept us informed at all times. We had a hassle free worry free trip from start to finish. Thanks
Simon from Hounslow
Stayed Tuesday 16 August 2011
Thank you for all your help with our Holiday in Turkey, staying in Villa
Spice. We had a great time, we visited Turtle Beach by boat from
Dalyan. We had lovely meals in all restaurants we tried, with excellent
service. LeyLey Restaurant was fantastic value and brilliant for the grandchildren. Akkaya Restuarant was so unique and such stunning scenery. We had a good flight, that arrived on time, we were met at airport and had hire car delivered next morning, as arranged, had a meeting with Mehmet (villa manager) who offered us advice, also to the point he even arranged a pizza delivery for us. Fantastic service! Overall we had a great time and will certainly be returning. Thanks again Ruth and Simon
robert from wreham
Stayed Monday 01 August 2011
We were very impressed with villa spice and will definately be returning, the villa was well equipped and very spacious.
We had a slight problem with a leaking tap, but this was repaired within 40 minutes at 10.30pm, the service was excellent.
Mehmet was able to organise any trips at prices cheaper than offered anywhere else.
overall we had a fantastic time.
martin from plymouth
Stayed Sunday 24 July 2011
We had a lovely couple of days but the holiday was cut short due to a family illness, we would just like to say how much we appreciate all that you did for us over the last couple of days. Thanks again and we will be in touch about a holiday in the future.
Brent from Stoke-on-Trent
Stayed Friday 08 July 2011
Had a lovely time at Villa Spice. Very quite and relaxing although plenty of things to do just a short drive away. We went on the 12 Island Boat Trip- fantastic, Sarigerme Market had a lovely day haggling and they enjoy it to, very funny. Dalyan is beautiful had a lovely meal at Chef House and then a few bars. Many of the local restaurants offer free pick up as previously mentioned all being very nice meals. Botanic Gardens being our personal favourite, food was beautiful. We also went to Nar in Dalaman town centre and just around the corner there is a park and a few fair rides and bouncy castle for children. Other good restaurants were Cinar, Yosun and Palmiye. Weather has been fantastic in the 40s. Mehmet (villa manager) is lovely, just a phone call away to arrange any trips or for the restaurants to pick you up. All in all we had a fantastic 2 weeks and will be returning next year. Rawlings Family
natalie from wakefield
Stayed Tuesday 07 June 2011
We have all had a wonderful time at the Villa, thank you for letting us all stay. Dalaman and the surrounding area are all lovely. The restaurants in and around have all been good and very affordable, in particular Akkaya Gardens, we ate in the trees and the food was outstanding. Mehmet is very helpful with anything you need. Many thanks Dave, Cassie, Graeme, Nat, Brad, Sophie, Dave and Rach
martin from plymouth
Stayed Friday 27 May 2011
Had a great time at Villa Spice, tried all the local restaurants - Nar, Palmiye, Botanic and Ley Ley, all good food and value for money. Especially Ley Ley for the entertainment (Mark won the Belly Dancing Competition). We can also recommend the 12 Island Boat Trip and Ikarus Restaurant in Gocek which is also worth a visit. We came to Dalaman for a relaxing family holiday and that is what we had. Mehmet (villa manager) is invaluable our "Mr Fix-it" Everyone has been really friendly. Thanks
Caron from PENRITH
Stayed Sunday 01 May 2011
Our stay in Villa Spice was excellent, the villa is tastefully decorated and furnished and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
We will defo be back next year as we still have more things to do and see as we enjoyed it relaxing by the pool so much we only went sightseeing every other day. Memhet is an absolute gem, nothing is ever too much trouble and he can arrange anything you want, from booking tables to river trips - thank you once again Memhet. The locals - both Turkish & British - are extremely helpful.
We live in Cumbria but to sit on the balcony every morning, with a cup of tea in hand, and watch the locals take the cows to the fields for the day, and the return in the evening (lager in hand by then!!) take sime beating.
We had the master bedroom at the top of the villa and it was like our own little world up there.
Thank you once again and hope to see you next year.
Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you had a great holiday and thank you for re-booking for 2012. Cheers Tracy
steve from southampton
Stayed Monday 18 April 2011
What an amazing holiday, Turkey is such a beautiful place, Dalaman is such a relaxing and peaceful place, we all had such a great time. Villa Spice is gorgeous, such a beautiful place to spend our holiday. We visited many great places - Gocek, Dalyan, Ephesus, Therma Spa in Dalaman, Turtle Beach. We ate at many restaurants our favourites were Ley Ley, Cinar, Palmiye, Nar and Akkaya. Mehemt was great, so helpful, always happy to pop around if we needed anything. Our holiday ran so smoothly a big thank you and we will definately be back. We have all had a great holiday thank you from Kate, Paul, Chantel, Steve, Louise, Jack and Daniel
Ron from Bristol
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2010
We had a fantastic holiday in a truly unspoiled location. Everyone connected to the running of the villa were approachable, friendly
and helpful. We hope that we will be visiting Villa Spice again. Warmest regards Cate and Ron
martin from plymouth
Stayed Saturday 11 September 2010
Villa Spice was just what the doctor ordered, remote, real and relaxing. A car would have been great, but we decided to use the local buses, which are reliable and cheap, also its a good way to get to meet the locals and other like minded people. The villa is so spacetious and peaceful, watching the sun go down from the top balcony is a must with the calls of the mosque. Our neighbour was a real gent and friend, so glad to have met such a lovely man. Thank you to the local hosts who were a great help when we arrived and we enjoyed chatting to your for longer on our last day. Thanks to all Tracey and Adrian
Dave from any town
Stayed Friday 13 August 2010
Our family holiday at Villa Spice was super - the Villa had everything you needed and the accommodation was clean and smart. Having your very own pool was a bonus - and plenty of sunbeds - It was also great to have someone on hand to organise a car and places to eat and be at the end of a telephone if you needed any kind of help or information. All three of you made the holiday care free. We had a lovely time and look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you Dave and Joy
Jess from Manchester
Stayed Monday 09 August 2010
Villa was lovely and we had a very warm welcome. We came not knowing very much about where we were staying but the help we got off everybody was great and we cant wait to come back to see everyone and have another great holiday next year or may be sooner! Thanks Jess and Liam
Richard from Chippenham
Stayed Saturday 24 July 2010
We had a great time, my wife didnt want to leave which is always a good sign! She thought the villa was ideal and just perfect for us. Location wise, was not quite so perfect, but I can see that with developments popping up all around, things will be ever changing. A car is essential. Mehmet (the villa manager) is a great bloke and we couldnt have managed without him. Cheers Richard
jamie from manchester
Stayed Wednesday 21 July 2010
We only stayed at Villa Spice for 3 days on route to join family, but we enjoyed our short stay. The customer service was brilliant and you couldnt do enough to help us. Thanks.
karen from gullane
Stayed Friday 02 July 2010
Thank you for being so nice and helpful we had a lovely time at the villa. We liked the beaches, boat trips, water park, Kaykoy and Saklikent Gorge. The best restaurants are Palmiye and Nar. Thank you Emma, Daniel and Rebekka
Noshaba from halifax
Stayed Friday 25 June 2010
Villa Spice is perfect for a family holiday, the 8 of us had a great time. The villa is in a small community with several English people living near by, they are all very friendly and helpful. We were very comfortable in the villa and spent a lot of time on the pool to cool off, the large covered terrace is a real asset. We ate in most evenings but we did eat out at Cinar Restaurant which was exceptionally good. We wanted to relax and so didnt hire a car, but we arranged with Mehmet to visit many places such as Dalyan, Gocek and Sarigerme Beach - we would recommend visiting them all. The local markets are fantastic for getting some holiday bargains. It was great to see how Turkish people really live, we enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend a visit to Dalaman and Villa Spice. Thanks you from all of us.
Richard from Richmond
Stayed Friday 18 June 2010
This was our first visit to Turkey and Villa Spice was all we hoped it would be. So clean and comfortable and the outside space was invaluable. We spent all our time outside, the pool was wonderful. A car is a must and we were able to see a lot of the area, which is beautiful. We took the advice of the local hosts and visited local restaurants, loved Cinar - great atmosphere and Nar. Akkaya Gardens well worth a visit but a difficult drive at night. We did lunch and loved it. The fruit and veg market in Dalaman on Thursday is well worth a visit. The spa is also worth a visit. To the local hosts thank you for being there your attention to detail is amazing. A lovely restful holiday just what the young people in our party needed. Thank you.
andy from Chorley
Stayed Sunday 13 June 2010
It was incredible to experience the very undeveloped and non-tourist area of Dalaman. This is a typical Turkish working town. Couldnt even find a postcard to send home. A lot of tourist reviews that we read prior to our visit criticised the town, but we absolutely loved it. This is a true Turkish experience. I would say that a car is really useful here, Villa Spice is set in the middle of pomegranate orchards, but the local restaurants will come and pick you up and dro p you back - even stopping for you at the supermarket on the way home! The Villa itself is fabulous and so well equipped - even an electric juice squeezer for your oranges. The pool was a great bonus. Lovely surroundings with lots of local life - like the 2 cows being taken for a walk several times a day. There are still tourist type things to do. Dalyan Boat trip is a must, but we negotiated for our own boat rather than do the big boat. The Lycian Tombs blew me away. We also did the 12 island trip - which was stunning. Otherwise pottered about seeing what Turkey is really like. It is wonderful, the people so friendly, the knock out scenery, great food. The only thing to improve it would be a longer holiday!! The local hosts did everything to help us. A great idea to give us a drive around when we arrived to help us find our way around. Thank you for everything. It was so much "what the doctor ordered". We will certainly be returning next year, maybe sooner.
Charles from Norwich
Stayed Friday 28 May 2010
The advert for Villa Spice is very accurate it is a lovely villa with everything you need for a relaxing holiday set in the rural Dalaman the proper Turkey but only 15 minutes transfer from the airport. We enjoyed every minute the help and advice given was indispensable meeting us at the villa and showing me and my extended family the various locations the following day was so helpful you do need to hire a car, we want to holiday in Dalaman again in 2011 and will be in contact soon. Thank you
Linda from Burnley
Stayed Thursday 13 May 2010
We had a fantastic time and really couldnt have asked for more from our holiday. It was really relaxing and we felt so chilled out after only a couple of days! The villa is beautiful and although we enjoyed travelling round and getting to know the area, we also looked forward to getting home in the evening to relax on the balcony and watch the sun go down. The villa managers, were really helpful and friendly and made our holiday all the more special - thank you! 11 out of 10 for everything! Linda and Richard.
Fiona from Ldondon
Stayed Monday 03 May 2010
Excellent value for money compared to many other villas in Turkey with everything we required for a home from home holiday. We would certainly love to come back to Dalaman and Villa Spice and will also recommend to others. Thank you once again for your hospitality, Fiona, Jason & Eden
Lorna from Essex
Stayed Monday 12 April 2010
We have enjoyed our stay in Dalaman at Villa Spice very much. Everyone is very friendly and Martin and Martin were our life savers during our problems with the ash cloud and being stranded with no flight!! We visited lots of interesting places and been to lots of different restaurants, our favourite being the Yosun and Cinar. We loved experiencing the true Turkish way of life here and although it took time for us to unwind from the stress of life back home, by the second week we were as laid back as the local people. Finally to Martin and Martin thank you so much for all your kindness and help. Lorna, Tony, Thomas, Kelly, Grace and Harry
FARZANA from WATFORD
Stayed Monday 05 April 2010
Our stay at Villa Spice was fantastic, a real gem. Was so glad I booked
and it was really enjoyed and appreciated by three generations of our
family which can be hard to do! Very spacious, very clean and very
comfortable. The villa had all amenities and we did not have to worry
about leaving anything at home as all the additionals were at the
villa to use. The neighbours were very friendly and hospitable as was Martin and Ali. All the sites were in easy reach and even the briefest of directions got you there safely, without any hiccups. I would definately recommend the villa and the experience and may well be back again soon!
John from Dumfries
Stayed Monday 29 March 2010
Our feedback on Villa Spice is overwhelmingly positive. It was very good value for money, its quiet location suited us and the simple no-nonsense feel of Dalaman made it a very real experience. We greatly appreciated the personal guided tour on Day 1 and well spread the word about what a good time we had - thank you.
Vijay from Stanmore
Stayed Monday 15 March 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Spice, it was our second visit and we found everything to be perfect for my family of 8. I will recommend Villa Spice to anyone wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday and the customer service provided locally is friendly and efficient. Thank you Vijay
sandeep from liverpool
Stayed Monday 19 October 2009
We had a great time, loved the place. Thank you.
Vijay from Stanmore
Stayed Tuesday 29 September 2009
We loved our 2 weeks in Villa Spice, especially the new penthouse suite. Dalaman is a traditional place and still has a lot of Turkish traditions unlike many other towns which have become very touristy. A car is a must to truly see Turkey we visited Sarigerme Beach for a clean unpopulated beach. Also take a drive around Fethiye and Kayakoy to see ruins and a view you’ll never see again. Akakaya just north of Marmaris is worth a visit, you’ll see mountain springs running to the river which is crystal clear. You can get a 3 lira boat ride and see turtles and large fish. We found Dalaman the perfect hub to visit small towns and explore. Dalaman offers a Thursday market well worth a visit, you’ll never see so much fresh healthy fruit and veg. Dalaman has a lot of hidden secrets to explore, just take a stroll through the main high street. The hosts are very helpful and made us feel welcome straight off. I think it was a lovely touch of them to show us around Dalaman. The neighbours are all friendly and helpful. As for food we went to Nar and wasn’t disappointed it lives up to its reputation. Akkaya Garden Restaurant is worth a visit mainly for the scenery and drive. But for us, it was the natural food in the markets and unspoilt way of life. We highly recommend Villa Spice and are planning our next visit already. Thank you from Vijay, Jayna and Tanisha
Jane from Rayleigh
Stayed Monday 17 August 2009
We had a brilliant time here! We used Villa Spice as a base to explore the surrounding areas. Sarsala Beach is a must, go for the views through
the mountains, crystal clear bay. We love Sigla Beach located between Gocek and Fethiye hidden away beach, best sunbeds, perfect sand and beautiful sea. Definately do the Dalyan boat trip and 12 Island Tour. Thanks for your guidance its outstanding! Villa Spice is ideally located for a family holiday. We would highly recommend a visit.
Shahbaz from Solihull
Stayed Sunday 09 August 2009
We stayed for 7 nights at Villa Spice. The villa was fully equipped with everything that we needed and was a great base to explore from. We had a great time in and around Dalaman and did loads of activities including paragliding, hired a private boat for the day, water sports and enjoyed the nearby beaches. The pool is located right next to the large covered terrace – perfect to take a break from the hot Turkish sun. The pool was great and kept clean throughout our stay. The local hosts couldn’t do enough to help. On the 1st day they took us around Dalaman providing advice and showing us places to visit and good local restaurants – food, value and hospitality were excellent! This was really helpful – Thank You. This is the real rural Turkey. What really made the holiday were the local people, they are really warm and friendly, worth visiting the Mosque in town to get to know the locals and the area. It’s a 5 minute drive to the centre of Dalaman where you can do the shopping, eat out at night or buy some ice cream! We’ve had a fantastic week in Turkey and will definitely come back. We recommend a visit to Dalaman and Villa Spice.
stephen from birmingham
Stayed Wednesday 29 July 2009
We had a wonderful week in a clean, well presented home from home. The local restaurants are very welcoming and helpful with free transport to and from. We would not hesitate in recommending this villa.
Paul from Indianapolis
Stayed Thursday 04 October 2007
Villa Spice was lovely, pretty basic but not dissapointing. We were shocked when we arrived as we were quite a way from towns etc. We do not hire a car when we are on holiday as local transport is usually good but in Dalaman there were no local Dolmus. That is the only thing wrong, you really do need a car here. Places to visit the manager Mehmet can organise everything:- must go to Akkaya restaurant, up in the trees birds nest style,great food and reasonable prices, what an experience. Dalyan superb hire the private boat for the mud baths and river trip to feed the turtles. Sairegerme beach is lovely there is a little town not many shops but enough and lush places to eat, we ate at Sairegerme restaurant lovely food and superb prices
We had a great time at Villa Spice. It was a lovely villa, very spacious and surrounded by lots of green fields. The local people are very friendly. Places were easy to find. Mehmet was very helpful and generous with help and advice. I will certainly recommend the villa and the resort to my friends and colleagues. Hope to see you again.
I had booked this Villa for my Family’s Holiday, we rarely book villas so didn’t really know what to expect. The villa looked nice online and was a good price so we just went for it.
Personally I think the Villa is in the best location, away from big tourist areas and surrounded by farm land, the locals were polite and the shops were only about 10 mins away by car. You do need a car for this villa if you plan on going out places further out of Dalaman.
Mahemet is the Villa manager and was amazing, he met us at the villa when we first arrived and sorted out booking restaurants, day trips etc. The 12 island boat trip he organised was amazing.
The villa is amazing and worth the money it was extremely clean, had amazing kitchen facilities, BBQ area etc and the pool was really good. The description of the villa was spot on and Tracy the owner was excellent with keeping in contact, if I asked a question there was a reply to it sitting in my inbox within 24 Hours.
We were all looked after well and I would defiantly recommend this villa.
Everything was perfect but I should mention it is slightly under the flight path for Dalaman airport (Its only 15/20 Mins away by car) you could hear a few planes every now and then but to be honest you only hear them if you try too. Also there are some religious prayers played from the Mosques every ware, including the one close to the Villa ... BUT my family and I didn’t mind them.
Overall we couldn’t have hope for a better place.
This was our 3rd year in Dalaman and our 2nd year at Villa Spice and once again we had a wonderful time. The villa gave us all the comforts we needed and feels like home from home. We visited our usual restaurants the Yosun, Botanic and Ley Ley and the food was wonderful as usual. The one thing we love about Turkey is the fresh vegetables and fruit from the market, you can see they have been freshly picked in the morning and the flavours are so good, you can really tell the difference from the produce in our supermarkets which have been days being delivered and by the time you eat them the real flavours have sadly gone. We would recommend anyone wanting to really get away from it all and experience real life in Turkey to make the journey to Villa Spice, you wont be disappointed and of course you have the Therme Maris Spa on the door step if you want some pampering (massage, sauna, jacuzzi etc) the facilities are great with loads to do plus feeding the leather back turtles which is always fasinating for the children. You also have some great beaches to visit as well, basically all you could wish for. The last word of course goes to the villa managers who are absolutely great, they help in anyway they can to make your holiday memorable in every way and nothing is too much trouble for them, once again a very big thank you. Lorna, Tony, Thomas, Kelly, Harry and Gracie xx
Our holiday at Villa Spice was the main ingredient of an excellent first holiday in Turkey.The villa,s location was rural ( proper turkey ), with good views of the hills and mountains surrounding Dalaman.Villa Spice had all that was promised as far as enjoyng your time their.Dalaman is 5 mins by car - which we recommend you do have for your stay here. All other destinations are within easy reach of the main Ortaca/Gocek road, which is also 5 mins from the villa. Mehmet , the villa manager is there at the end of a phone, make sure that you use him ( in the nicest possible way), for organising trips and restaurants pick- ups, although you can if you wish , you can arrive under your own steam , at anytime , and you will a get a table at most restaurants. Our Favourite was Botanik, also Akkaya Gardens is well worth a visit , but let them pick you up, it an experience!
Dalyan , mudbaths and turtle beach, is well worth a visit , again let Mehmet organise, it will be cheaper. Gocek for 12 island boat trip, again Mehmet will arrange it cost us about £13 , including lunch for a 8 hour trip-bargain , and stunning scenery.
Sarigerme beach is about 15-20 mins away, nice beach and shallow water for about the first 50yds. Sarigerme village is nice, lots of shops and restaurants.
Olu Deniz is about 1 hr away from Villa, but well worth the drive. Para-Gliding a must from thre top of Badbag mountain ( 6500ft ), go with Gravity paragliding team , they are the best.The beach there is beautiful, and lots of shopping and restaurants.
Dalaman market is on a Thursday , barter with the stall holders , they do expect it, and you will get a bargain.
Villa spice suited our needs perfectly, nice pool to cool off in , and friendly neighbours all around.You are near the airport, and do get aircraft overhead, but you get used to them, but the dogs can be a bit noisy at night.
Overall we really did enjoy our time at Villa Spice, and would consider staying their again. As already said , Mehmet the villa manger is there to help and organise, he changed our hire car , when we had a problem with it , within 1 day, and when the aircon in the lounge of the villa was stopped working he sent somebody out to fix ,within 15 mins, he is a STAR , use him , he will tell you that, he looked after us well.
Tim Jan Melissa and Chloe. ( Burnley ) Sue Tony and Rebecca (Doncaster ) 22/8/2011-5/9/2011
We have just got back from a week at Villa Spice and had the most amazing time. The Villa is beautiful and as there was only 3 of us we had ample amount of room. The pool was a godsend as the weather was very, very hot. We decided not to hire a car but if you dont mind driving in Turkey then it is probably recommended. Memhet the villa Manager was great, he took us shopping on our first day and was great throughout our entire week. He organised the free local transfers to and from the restaurants for us and was on the other end of the phone if we needed anything at all.
The main bedroom was an amazing size and the view from the balcony was great. I was shocked on the first night as the Mosques play a pray call at 5am which woke me every morning and they play it throughout the day also, can become a bit annoying but you just have to go with it.
We had adopted 4 dogs by the end of the week who used to come and chill with us everyday on the veranda, they were so friendly and welcomed the human company which I dont think they are used to as most seem like strays, we had fell in love with all of them by the end of our week and just hope the next people in the Villa take good care of them.
We can recommend Botanik Restaurant, the setting was lovely and the food very cheap and delicious and has free Wi-Fi.
All in all we had a great holiday and Villa Spice was the perfect getaway for that relaxing holiday. We hope to visit again soon.
Tami, Michelle & Sue
26th June - 3rd July 2011
We stayed at Villa Spice for 1 week in September and it was lovely! The villa was very clean and had a really nice feel of luxury. The villa manager Memet was very helpful at arranging trips and restaurant pick ups. The villa is on the rural dust track side and you do see the odd cow and goat crossing over the fields, but it makes it feel more turkish. A hire car is a must. you can walk or arrange pick ups through Mehmet, but we found that we used the car alot. The surrounding towns of Gocek and Dalyan are a must to see and are around a half hour drive. Gocek is where the 12 island boat trip takes place and Dalyan is where most of the shops are.(make sure to have some cash ready for the designer bags and clothing) Cinar restaurant serves up lovely food and is not that far from the villa. Akkaya restaurant is a must to eat at, its abit more pricey-but well worth it because of the views.We feel the villa has everything you want from a holiday home and is quite central in going to see the other towns. Only me and my girlfriend stayed in the villa, but this villa would easily keep 8 people as the rooms are very large! So if your looking to travel to Turkey and want to stay somewhere that is very tidy, has everything you could want and central in going to visit other towns - I would pick villa spice. Thank you for a great stay. Vijay and Aimee.
This was our 2nd visit to villa spice and it was even better than we had remembered.
We stayed two weeks this time and there was plenty to do in the Dalaman area. We had four kids aged 16-10yrs and they all had a fantastic time :-)
The villa was beautiful and the top level was just luxury, we felt like royalty.
Many thanks again to the Martins who ensured our stay was fantastic. Perfect hosts :-)
We will be returning to villa spice and give it a rating of excellent !!
Villa Spice was totally amazing and brilliant value for money. It was beautiful well equipped. Lovely pool. A good base for exploring the real Turkey and very close to some excellent beaches. Definitely one to recommend! All in all excellent!
Villa is great and has everything you need it is perfect if you like a quiet rural location surrounded by a mixture of mountains, farms and similar villas. A car is recommended since Dalaman centre is a few miles away and the nearest shop is 20 minute walk. There are plenty of restaurants that are worth visiting but in particular Id suggest Camlik in Dalaman all restaurants nearby offer free transfers. The villa and nearby Dalaman is not a tourist resort so you actually feel like youre in Turkey and not surrounded by 100s of other British people. The two Martins and Mehmet were particularly helpful and gave lots of advice of things to do, we would like to extend our thanks to them.
We stayed in Villa Spice for one week in September and we loved it. We have been back from Dalaman now for a week and we still have not got over our holiday blues! We were looking for something different, somewhere untouched by tourists, somewhere where we could totally relax and enjoy peaceful surroundings. Villa Spice was certainly the place. We had no expectations of what it would be like, we just went with a good gut feeling after we had excellent corrospondance from the Villa managers. We were more than happy when we arrived and settled in very quickly. We found the Villa itself to be very comfortable and had everything we needed. We just wish we had brought more people as there was so much space! The pool was great. I dont know what I would have done without it as we had quite a few hot days. There were so many great things about the Villa. We loved where it was. Very quiet and peaceful with beautiful surroundings. We had great neighbours too, very friendly. I would definitely recommend hiring a car, makes it that wee bit easier for getting to see the surrounding areas and going to the beach. Overall a fantastic holiday, one which we will never forget. We would definitely recommend this Villa if you are looking to escape. We will most certainly be coming back.
We booked last minute and were delighted with Villa Spice. It is spacious, clean and comfortable. We wanted a more rural, natural Turkiye, away from the more touristy resorts. Dalaman gave us just that, however we did our usual boat trips, hamams and market shopping as well because all were easy to access from Villa Spice’s location. The close proximity to the airport was a big bonus, no long transfers, but no real aircraft noise to speak off, certainly wasn’t a distraction to all the fun we had in the Villa pool. We had teenagers and younger children in our group and they all loved Villa Spice. All so impressed ...that we have just booked again for next year,... two weeks this time!! We give Villa Spice a rating of Excellent
7 other reviews
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!
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