Villa Orodelea, Dalyan
Beach villa with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Dalyan, Turkey
From £522 per week
Villa to rent in Dalyan, Turkey
***Special Offer: Early bookings for 2020 - free return airport transfers!***
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Villa overview - owner's description
Nestling in the quiet and much sought after Maras district of Dalyan and enjoying unrivalled views towards Caunos mountain, Villa Orodelea has everything that guests need to enjoy a relaxing "home from home" holiday in the sun.
Featuring three bedrooms on the first floor, each with air conditioning (master double with ensuite, second double and a twin) and a second air conditioned sitting room on the ground floor that easily converts into an additional bedroom) Villa Orodelea was individually designed to accommodate comfortably a large family group, two families sharing or guests with mobility problems. Additionally, there are two z-beds available that are perfect for children (up to the age of 12) and a baby cot for little ones who need to stay in their parents' bedroom during their holiday.
To cater for everyone's needs, in addition to the ensuite facilities there are two further shower rooms and wc's, one upstairs and one downstairs. All of the shower rooms have been updated in 2019 and now feature deluxe shower units with cubicles finished in high quality safety glass.
The main living room is extremely spacious and comfortably accommodates eight people - as does the dining area - and both open out onto a wide external veranda with plenty of shaded areas for use if there is a need to escape from the sun!
The large kitchen is fully fitted with an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a watercooler, and is spacious enough to accommodate a kitchen table and chairs for less formal eating. There is also a high chair available for use by guests with very young children.
Additionally, a separate laundry area with a washing machine, iron and ironing board and small hoover ensures that Villa Orodelea has everything that guests need to enjoy a relaxing "home from home" holiday in the sun.
New for 2019, complimentary unlimited Wifi is now available throughout the villa.
Externally, the private 500sq metre plot boasts a large swimming pool and linked toddler pool (both carefully positioned to enjoy full sunshine all day), a lawned garden and a generous supply of comfortable garden furniture, an external shower and a stone-built BBQ.
"Orodelea" means "mountain view" and the villa is very aptly named since the spectacular outlook from the front garden and balconies towards Caunos Mountain - a famous Dalyan landmark - is unparalleled elsewhere in the town. Additionally, the villa features views of Dalyan's trademark Lycian rock tombs, especially at night when their stunning illumination dominates the whole town.
Guests staying at Villa Orodelea are very welcome to visit the nearby Villa Kiydan apartments, which is a small and friendly development owned and run by a local Dalyan family.
Whilst the number of visitors to this area of Turkey has increased in recent years, Dalyan essentially has remained a small fishing town throughout. Strict planning regulations have been in place for some time that have restricted all buildings to no more than two storeys high, meaning that there are no high rise buildings or hotels anywhere to be seen.
Dalyan has lots of restaurants, shops and bars, together with a good selection of supermarkets, all within 10-15 minutes walking distance from Villa Orodelea. Everyone who visits remarks on how friendly and welcoming the local people are - which probably explains why so many holiday makers return there on a regular basis.
The town is set on a river that leads upstream to a beautiful freshwater lake (Lake Koycegis), where you can visit the local mudbaths and hot springs, and downstream via a reed-filled delta to the sea and the famous Turtle Beach conservation area - home of the loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtle.
Just up the river from Caunos mountain with its historic city ruins and amphitheatre are the ancient Lycian rock tombs carved into the mountain side, Dalyan's most famous feature.
Turtle Beach can be accessed either by boat downstream through the river delta or by taking a Dolmus public minibus from the town centre on a wonderfully scenic route that passes alongside a lake and through mountains on its way around the bay.
And if you want to visit Caunos, a small group of enterprising elderly ladies in the town centre offer river crossings by rowing boat for a fairly nominal fee!
Finally and brand new for 2019, as an alternative to the delightful 10 - 15 minute walk into Dalyan, guests staying at Villa Orodelea have completely free use of 4 bicycles, offering an easy and refreshing 5 minute cycle ride right into the centre of town and the market square. For a small charge there is also the option of hiring an 3-wheeled electric scooter, suitable for use by one, two or three people.
This villa has 16 verified reviews.
15 out of 16 people recommend staying here
We've just returned from our first holiday in Turkey and have had a fantastic time. The villa is well equipped, spacious, clean and is located in a lovely part of Dalyan. The pool is perfect for cooling down and we enjoyed relaxing on the patio and garden with the view of the Caunos Mountain. We were very well looked after by Onur from the villa opposite who sorted out our airport transfers and took us out on his boat up to the stunning Koycegiz Lake where we swam and visited the mud baths & hot springs, and down the river to Iztuzu beach. This was a really special day trip and the freshwater lake is fantastic to swim in. Onur made us feel welcome to sit on his wonderful roof terrace directly across from our villa to access his wifi, unfortunately the connection can be a little unstable, but there’s an amazing view of the rock tombs and almost all restaurants and cafes in Dalyan have free wifi. The bikes were ideal for a quick ride into town where there are lots of restaurants, cafes and gift shops. The town feels very safe and friendly and has a variety of small supermarkets and shops for essentials. Our favourite places for evening meals were those along the river bank to spot turtles and fish swimming by as you eat, and the views across the river are lovely. The owner Paul is very quick to respond to any queries and offer useful advice about getting around and other general enquiries which was very helpful.
This villa is gorgeous and in the perfect location. The owner Paul was great keeping in touch and making sure we got the best from it. Paul has a good friend that looked after us by organising trips for us and doing the airport transfers as well all very reasonably priced.
The only negative for me was that there is no free WIFI at the villa. To get it you have to leave the grounds of the property cross over to Onurs property and sign onto his WiFi. A small but significant inconvenience especially if your with kids that live their lives on social media, posting Snapchat’s and taking selfies. Other than that we had a fantastic stay and once again Dalyan gave us the best holiday.
We stayed in this villa for three weeks in August and it offered everything we could have wanted, and more.
We have always stayed in the Gulpinar area of Dalyan so this was the first time at the other end - and Villa Orodelea occupies the most fantastic position in the village: quiet, yet just a 15 minute stroll into the main part of the town (there are plenty of fantastic little places to eat and drink hidden away just a couple of minutes away, including the fabulous Melek Anne which does a particularly amazing breakfast).
Just a stone’s throw from the river, the villa has fantastic views of Caunos and the rock tombs which are lit up at night and offer a beautiful view from the balconies.
The villa itself is, in our opinion, the best in town; it is not overlooked at all and is set in lovely, established garden with the pool out the front of the house, offering all-day sun, but plenty of shady areas – our particular favourite spot was under the palm trees.
We were a family of five, but there is certainly enough space for at least eight (if not more), with plenty of sun loungers and dining chairs. There is a second lounge/spare bedroom on the ground floor, which we didn’t use, but would more options to a bigger party.
The main open-plan lounge and dining room is fabulous and airy and the kitchen has everything you could need, including full-size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, full oven and water cooler – for 6tl, large water bottles can be delivered from town. A separate utility area has washing machine, pegs etc, and there’s plenty of DVDs, books and games, flippers, goggles, inflatables.
Bedrooms are huge with large balconies and plenty of storage space – we also took advantage of the camp-bed for our then three-year-old to sleep in our room. Bathrooms, again, everything you could need – power showers and lots of hot water.
The villa was spotlessly clean and a lovely lady came and changed sheets and towels each week. There is also a plentiful supply of pool towels, saving on luggage space.
We took advantage of the bikes (and hired another with a child seat) enabling us to nip back and forth to the town in a few minutes – we also took them across to the other side for a trip to the ruins, courtesy of the rowing boat people.
Communication with Paul was fantastic throughout the booking process, arrival and during our stay – any queries are answered very quickly.
We had already decided before the end of our holiday that we would not want to stay anywhere else – so here’s looking forward to next year.
This is an exceptionally bright and airy spacious villa with the advantage of having a totally separate fully equipped kitchen, having good size bedrooms with balconies all with air con and 3 large showers with impressive water pressure!
Situated in a picturesque and quiet area but with all amenities close by ideal for a relaxing holiday!
It is set in a very large garden with swimming pool surrounded by many areas for sunbathing or eating in the shade.
We would highly recommend this villa for couples and families alike and we will certainly be returning in the near future.
not as discribed.no wifi no satelite .bikes not working hygiene poor .no welcome pack .power cut off for 7 hours. not value for money.on a positive .villa is spacious and close to town villa owner quick to respond . a very dissapointed customer
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Outside this villa in Dalyan, TurkeyThis villa is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a children pool area and outside lighting. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.
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Updated 8 July 2020
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 22 April 2021 - 31 March 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 April - 30 June and receive £50.00 off if the booking is made 3 months before the arrival date.
Late booking discounts
- Receive £50.00 off if the booking is made within 2 months of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive £100.00 off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 1 double sofa bed
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living Room, 2 single sofa beds in Master bedroom and second double bedroom, 1 cot
3 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 3 Separate WC's
Private pool, Size 8m x 4m, Depth 1.4m to 1.4m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Childrens pool area
Children, Infants, Restricted mobility
Villa Orodelea has been thoughtfully designed to cater either for a large family group, two families sharing, or to accommodate guests with mobility problems. A second separate airconditioned sitting room downstairs easily converts to become the Villa's fourth bedroom, and its adjacent shower room and toilet means that, for those who would find it difficult, there is no need to worry about having to climb the internal stairs.
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