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Villa Diva

Beach villa with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and shared pool in Datca, Turkey

From £475 per week

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Villa to rent in Datca, Turkey

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking

Villa overview - owner's description

Designed with elegant Turkish style, Villa Diva provides the base for a restful holiday away from the crowds in the unspoilt town of Datca.

A villa set in the truly unspoilt town of Datca on the beautiful Turkish Mediterranean coast. Villa Diva offers spectacular views of the mountains and a perfect restful base from which to explore the rugged Datca peninsula.

The interior design combines simple comfort with a Turkish ethnic influence - rich dark wood furniture, Turkish carpets and floor cushions and even a working fireplace for our winter visitors.

From the kitchen and open-plan dining area, walk through the French doors to the terra-cotta patios and Mediterranean-inspired garden with a 6-seater table and chairs, large shade and barbeque.

Upstairs via the spiral stone staircase are two double bedrooms each with a balcony and en-suite bathroom decorated with beautiful Turkish Iznik tiles.

In the villa there are plenty of books and information on Datca and Turkey, including help on basic Turkish as the owners know guests will get more from their stay if they know even a few words in the language. You will also find back copies of the beautiful English language magazine "Cornucopia", a kind of National Geographic dedicated to Turkey.
There is a great selection of DVDs, modern novels, plus games, jigsaws floatables for the pool etc

Villa Diva is set amongst the small complex of Marphe Villas and built of Turkish stone with great care and attention paid to landscape gardening including antique urns, old millstones and Turkish Iznik tile details. It was designed by an award-winning Turkish architect and mirrors an old Ottoman street with overhanging balconies.

The large communal pool has loungers and umbrellas and is only a quick skip down the steps from Villa Diva.

Guests have access to Marphe Villas' sister complex, Marphe Hotel, just across the road. There is a pool and a restaurant that can also deliver cooked food to Villa Diva. Guests at Villa Diva are welcomed at Marphe Hotel for information or for assistance at any time.

About Datca
Datca is the perfect location for people who want to discover Turkey and the wonderful welcome of the Turkish people. Here you will find tranquility and calm especially if you explore the beautiful rugged countryside just over the mountains, either on a drive around the villages or on one of the many walks we recommend in our Welcome Book.

Datca is said to have one of the healthiest climates in the world due its position between the Aegean and Mediterranean seas and sheltered by the mountains. There is always a breeze so it doesn't get the oppressive summer stickiness of other Turkish resorts. Spring is also a lovely time to visit Datca as the air is full of the smell of Almond and Orange Blossom with a fantastic display of wild spring flowers.

At the tip of the peninsula (38 km from Datca) stands the ancient Carian city of Knidos, described by Strabo as "a city that was built for the most beautiful of goddesses, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful of peninsulas." Today Knidos is considered as the border between the Mediterranean and Aegean seas where these two waters mix. It also offers a good anchorage for boats.

A car is useful, but not essential to explore the area. You can rent a motorbike from Marphe Hotel or hire a local taxi for the day. All the villages can be reached by local dolmus or minibus.

Things to do
There is a colourful market every Saturday where you can buy great local produce such as olive oil, cheese or honey or pick up an 'authentic' reproduction t-shirt or two!

With its location on a long straggly peninsula (in some places in the centre just a few hundred metres wide), the Datca peninsula offers many beaches and bays to discover by car, boat or by foot. You can always find a restaurant or two offering fresh fish caught that day.

The nine small Turkish villages dotted across the peninsula are proud of their individuality and even boast accents in Turkish that are peculiar to each village! The neighbouring village of Eski Datca, with old Greek houses and a few cafes, is great to wander around in the late afternoon.

Knidos
We would recommend a trip by car or motorbike to Knidos for a picnic by the ruins or as part of an all-day boat trip from Datca.

Boat Trips
All-day or half-day boat trips from the harbour to the many bays around the peninsula can be arranged including an itinerary of your choice and lunch freshly cooked on the boat. We recommend Aydin Kaptan completely. He is a retired Blue Voyage captain with years of experience and really knows how to look after his guests for the day. He speaks English and can be found on his boat Damla in the harbour in the evenings or there is a phone number in our Welcome Book.

Windsurfing & Scuba Diving & Walking
There are 2 windsurfing sites within 10 and 20 minutes’ drive from Datca and there are dive centres in Datca town and Aktur.

There are different walks that you can make around the beautiful countryside surrounding Datca. We have translated many of the routes especially for our guests and you can find them in the Villa Diva Welcome Book.

Festivals and Events in the Area - Datca is famous for its olive oil, almonds and honey and so the festivals reflect its delicious produce.

April:
Almond Rice Day presented by the students of the Hotel and Tourism College
23rd April is a National Holiday – Children’s Day where school children parade through the streets of Datca on their way to the grand finale on Republic Square down by the harbour.

August:
Datca / Knidos Almond Fesitival including a best almond fesitival!
30th August - Bull Wrestling, but not like in Spain! Here the bulls wrestle each other.

September:
1st Sept - A joint celebration between Datca and the Greek island of Simi including swimmers from either side who swim to meet each other across the water!

Reviews

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10 out of 10 people recommend staying here

From Reading, United Kingdom Jul 2009

This is a lovely place to stay.

Datca can be hot in mid-summer, but this house is on the crest of the hill so it gets that lovely Datca breeze all day long.

The house is on the estate owned by the Marphe Hotel, so you can use the facilities down there, including the lovely big pool. The Marphe staff are genuinely helpful and pleasant.

Theres a smaller pool nearer the house itself, more private, and with a nice view. The gardens among the villas are also very pleasant.

The house could hardly be nicer. Its a great size for 4 people, or 5/6 if they stay in the lounge.

It is kept extremely clean and well equipped, and there are lots of useful things around which make it feel homely. Some places, weve found, have small kitchens, but this one is plenty big enough to cook for a family.

Just a few minutes drive from the Migros supermarket, or about a half-hour walk to Datca town.

Highly recommended.

From Bussigny, Switzerland Jul 2008

The owner provided all accurate information needed to access the property

The house was clean, pleasant, comfortable and functional

No technical problems to deplore

Collecting the key at the Marple hotel was not straightforward as people at reception was not informed and did not speak English. Finally, a call to the right person made it simple.
Recommendations for the check-out would be useful.

From Maidenhead, United Kingdom Aug 2007

Better than advertised! Beautiful apartment with a location that could not have been better!!! Our host made the welcome so warm, aranging to hav ue picked up at the airport and meeting us at the apartment, answering all our questions, and having some things for us in the fridge!
We have not experienced a nicer place in a better location!!!

From Maidenhead, United Kingdom Aug 2007

Better than advertised! Beautiful apartment with a location that could not have been better!!! Our host made the welcome so warm, aranging to hav ue picked up at the airport and meeting us at the apartment, answering all our questions, and having some things for us in the fridge!
We have not experienced a nicer place in a better location!!!

From Maidenhead, United Kingdom Aug 2007

Natalie was terrific. Met us at the property. The location is perfect, 100 yards from the Akropoli Metro stop, right below the Acropolis. Restaurants all around.

The one bedroom was clean, nice and quiet. Natalie has decorated it beautifully.

We we thrilled with it and with her service.

highly recommended

From Maidenhead, United Kingdom Aug 2007

Our family of 3 stayed at the Acropolis Oasis for 6 nights The apartment is centrally located and within walking disatance of most of the sites that we wanted to visit (We used the Metro only once during our stay to get to the National rcheological Museum). For those who prefer using the Metro, the Acropolis station is just 3 blocks away. There is a supermarket nearby, so if you decide to eat in, it is very easy to do so.The apartment is warm and welcoming so you might chose to eat in!
Natalie and Vassili are caring and concerned apartment owners who want to insure that their guests have the best time possible during their stay. They addressed all of our questions and greatly contributed to us having a wonderful stay in Athens!!


10 other reviews

“I just wanted to dro p you a quick email to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Datca. I have to say that on our second visit I think we have fallen in love with it even more than the first time. The villa was a real home from home & we actually felt really settled there - so much so that we were so sad to be leaving yesterday & I even shed a few tears. The Marphe complex was lovely - so peaceful & spotlessly clean. For the second week we actually had the pool to ourselves when we werent off at the beaches (thank you for sorting out the extra sun loungers by the way). We ate in most evenings as there was just no need to go out with the great kitchen & BBQ and all the lovely produce from the market.” L & D Adams. Sept 2013

“We had a fantastic time at Villa Diva. Your villa was really comfortable and well-equipped, and we felt very relaxed there. We loved the two pools, and as it is a quiet time of the holiday season by the end of August, we usually had the pool in the villas to ourselves. We were much assisted by your excellent file on the Region. We particularly enjoyed our day out on the boat with Captain Aydin, and managed to catch several fish which he cooked for us. The film collection was also a great hit. The staff at the Marphe were so kind to us. They do a really good job of looking after the guests renting the villas. We barbecued a couple of nights, and made great use of your well-equipped kitchen. I would definitely like to return to Villa Diva again, perhaps in the spring to see the almond blossoms.” Joan Hunt Aug 2010

“We had a fantastic time at Villa Diva. Your villa was really comfortable and well-equipped, and we felt very relaxed there. We loved the two pools, and as it is a quiet time of the holiday season by the end of August, we usually had the pool in the villas to ourselves. We were much assisted by your excellent file on the Region. We particularly enjoyed our day out on the boat with Captain Aydin, and managed to catch several fish which he cooked for us. The film collection was also a great hit. The staff at the Marphe were so kind to us. They do a really good job of looking after the guests renting the villas. We barbecued a couple of nights, and made great use of your well-equipped kitchen. I would definitely like to return to Villa Diva again, perhaps in the spring to see the almond blossoms.” Joan Hunt Aug 2010

“We had a fantastic time at Villa Diva. Your villa was really comfortable and well-equipped, and we felt very relaxed there. We loved the two pools, and as it is a quiet time of the holiday season by the end of August, we usually had the pool in the villas to ourselves. We were much assisted by your excellent file on the Region. We particularly enjoyed our day out on the boat with Captain Aydin, and managed to catch several fish which he cooked for us. The film collection was also a great hit. The staff at the Marphe were so kind to us. They do a really good job of looking after the guests renting the villas. We barbecued a couple of nights, and made great use of your well-equipped kitchen. I would definitely like to return to Villa Diva again, perhaps in the spring to see the almond blossoms.” Joan Hunt Aug 2010

Dear Sue Just to let you know that we had the most tremendous holiday at Villa Diva. What a great place - the villa itself is so comfortable and well equipped and the area quite beautiful. Thank you. We stopped at Cennet on the way back which was very welcome. Lovely anchovies and octopus mezze and better than Burger King at Dalaman Airport!!! We met Sylvie next door and her brother and there were a couple of French families but other than that, it was fairly quiet. Lots of opportunities for sitting around the pool alone. Internet worked but only as far as the pool area which was fine Adrienne & Matthew Duggan Aug 2011

Just to let you know that we had the most tremendous holiday at Villa Diva. What a great place- the villa itself is so comfortable and well equipped and the area quite beautiful. Thank you. Matthew has just bought me a subscription to Cornucopia for a year because I loved reading your back issues so much. Cant wait! We stopped at Cennet on the way back which was very welcome. Lovely anchovies and octopus mezze and better than Burger King at Dalaman Airport!!! Adrienne and Matthew Duggan Aug 2011

7ᆤ September 2009We have just returned from a holiday at the delightful Villa Diva. It was a perfect base for discovering this so far unspoilt part of Turkey, as well as being really attractive, clean and comfortable - and providing everything we needed, including a large array of DVDs to entertain us on our two rainy days! The Datca Peninsula lived up to all our expectations it was fun driving through spectacular scenery to find quiet little bays and get really off the beaten track. Datca town was lovely and didn't feel too touristy - the large market on Saturday was a particularly friendly and colourful experience. Other highlights? Cooling off in the lovely pool and our boat trip with Captain Aydin, a totally pleasurable experience.Flicka and Richard Palmer

" Villa Diva was perfect - beautifully furnished and with all mod cons - even children's dvds! Most of our time was spent by the pool, by the sea or in the garden by the villa reading. Our trips in to Datca were great - lots of lovely places to eat and drink, great market and a beautiful harbour. Everyone is very friendly, especially to kids - ruffling their hair or pinching their cheeks as they passed by! Most days by the pool were spent at the hotel over the road; as you had said, that's where the children were and the pool itself was lovely. Mike ate in the cafe quite a few times - the food was OK, reasonably priced considering that they have a pretty captive market. All the people to do with the hotel were lovely; friendly etc. It was really good to know that if there was a problem, they were there to sort it out (we ran out of gas and they were round within an hour or thereabouts).We'll be back, but next time we will make sure that we do the drive from the airport in daylight - what we thought was pretty scary at 2.00 am turns out to be one of the most beautiful drives as you arrive in Datca.”Julia and Michael Bramson July/August 2007

“We enjoyed our holiday at Villa Diva even though it was completely out of season when we went in April. The bonus was the wildflowers which were at every road verge, hedgerow or field, and looked like films from the 1950s before intensive farming. The orange orchards were in full bloom, filling the car on our return to the airport with such heavenly scent that the contrast with our return to London could not have been more stark.The people in Datca were warm and friendly, with especial mention to 'captain' Aydin, who not only took us out on his boat and cooked a marvellous lunch, but also spent a few hours with us in the café and on the boat chatting and sharing a coffee.The Villa is very comfortable with everything you will need for your holiday, cool bedrooms and bathrooms and every gadget, piece of cutlery and item of bedding you would have at home, unlike some holiday lets we have visited. The style of the house is modern, but is in keeping with the local building style. It’s good that there are only a few houses together, but the hotel is across the road so that if you need any assistance there is somebody on hand.The area around Datca is still unspoilt enough to feel off the beaten track, but the people in restaurants are used to providing a bit of translation so that it does not feel too daunting to go in and order dinner. I would recommend it.”Sue Cooper and Bruce Kier. April 2007

"The villa itself was a lovely place – we helped ourselves to the barbecue, lounged around the swimming pool and felt at home, even though we were only there for a week. Walking round Datça was great – people would have a chat to us, help out and genuinely give us the time of day, whether we were in a shop, a bar or just shopping around for food. " Andy and Lianne, July 2006"Villa Diva was a total tonic. The mix of ethnic traditional with classy modern minimal creates a lovely environment. It’s a small development with an exclusive feel. Great pool for lounging around with a couple of Turkey’s finest beers.We spent our days beaching and driving around the peninsula in an open topped jeep. Great way to see the beautiful mountains covered with almond and pine trees. Highlight was our day out on Captain Aydin’s boat, a small launch with bags of character. We cruised around the coves, snorkelling in the crystal clear sea and eating fresh fish that the captain caught en route. Datca is a really cool little place. Plenty of choice of places to eat from top of the range to home cooked Turkish. Very few Brits there on the whole as it’s mostly a Turkish resort. In the harbour you’ll find a few more Europeans docking their big fat yachts for the night and the whole vibe is like a small intimate Cannes. Old Datca just a few kilometres away is a fabulous higgledy piggledy stone village for a pleasant stroll. We want to go back in spring next time to see the hillsides covered in the almond blossom."Mandy Green and Ian White Sept 2006

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Location

This villa is:

1km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 500m from the nearest supermarket 160km from Dalaman airport 185km from Bodrum 350km from Izmir 68km from Marmaris

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Mountain biking 45km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 45km Water skiing 45km Walking 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 30km Local food market 500m Shopping 5km

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Outside this villa in Datca, Turkey
This villa is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a children pool area and outside lighting. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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  • Arrive between 1 March - 31 October and receive 5% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.

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Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living room, 1 cot

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 3 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Shared pool, Size 12m x 6m, Depth 1.6m to 1.2m

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Childrens pool area

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

Children's pool area is at Marphe hotel pool across road, which our guests have free access to.

Sue

Average rating from 10 reviews

Private Owner From Lewisham, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2006

I studied Arabic & Spanish at university, but ended up in Turkey teaching English after I graduated in the late 1980s. I fell in love with Turkey and stayed in Ankara for 5 years where my Turkish reached a very good level. I now use Turkish almost every day working for a British company dealing with Turkish universities. This role takes me to this wonderful country on a regular basis and I never tire of the hospitality, great food and rich history on offer to discover and enjoy. Around 2005, my partner, a close friend and I took on the adventure of buying a property in a country we love, but it had to be in a place away from the crowds. We chose Datca as it offers a warm welcome without the usual trappings of mass tourism and the Datca Peninsula is a wonderful wild unspoilt region of South West Turkey.

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I studied Arabic & Spanish at university, but ended up in Turkey teaching English after I graduated in the late 1980s. I fell in love with Turkey and stayed in Ankara for 5 years where my Turkish reached a very good level. I now use Turkish almost every day working for a British company dealing with Turkish universities. This role takes me to this wonderful country on a regular basis and I never tire of the hospitality, great food and rich history on offer to discover and enjoy. Around 2005, my partner, a close friend and I took on the adventure of buying a property in a country we love, but it had to be in a place away from the crowds. We chose Datca as it offers a warm welcome without the usual trappings of mass tourism and the Datca Peninsula is a wonderful wild unspoilt region of South West Turkey.