Villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Delen, Turkey
From £1,404 per week
Villa to rent in Delen, Turkey
Three-bedroom Villa Leylak is a beautiful stone-built farmhouse, sitting high up in Kaya village with stunning views over the valley and fascinating Kayakoy ghost village.
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Villa overview - owner's description
Three-bedroom Villa Leylak is a beautiful stone-built farmhouse, sitting high up in Kaya village with stunning views over the valley and fascinating Kayakoy ghost village. The house was once a Greek family home and homely touches endure. Surrounded by tree-lined hills and equipped with a gated drive, orchard and garden, the villa is completely private. It's set in a peaceful and tranquil spot, and if you stand out on the balcony or terrace, you can listen to the calming sounds of birds.
The exterior comprises of rustic stone, lending the villa its cottage-style appeal and allowing the building to blend elegantly into the serene rural setting. Inside, all the rooms are bright and airy, with natural decors, such as light wooden floors and cream-coloured linen. The three charming bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and are furnished with delicate English antiques and classic Turkish touches like traditional Kilims (patterned rugs). There's also a large roof terrace leading off the bedrooms where you can relax with a drink while soaking up the incredible scenery.
Downstairs, there's an inviting living room with two cushioned sofas, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining table. Steps from the villa take you onto the pool terrace where you'll find the large infinity pool with a glass mosaic lining and turquoise waters. If you swim right up to the water's edge, you'll get even more panoramic vistas of the mountains, Turquoise Coast and town below. It's almost as if you can swim right into Kaya valley and the Mediterranean Sea.
The pool terrace is dotted with several chairs and loungers too so you can find your perfect spot in the sun or the shade. There's also a garden kosk (a wooden shaded sitting platform) with a hammock and cushions – the ideal place to while away the afternoon or curl up with your favourite book. With ancient Lycian rock tombs, local eateries and the famous ghost village all within walking distance, the villa is ideally placed for you to explore more of this fantastic part of Turkey.
- Sitting room
- Fully fitted kitchen with dining table
- Master double (Super King) bedroom with ensuite bathroom, door to terrace
- Double bedroom (Super King) with door to terrace
- Twin bedroom
- Shared shower room
- Pool 8m x4m, 1.5m deep
- Kosk cushioned seating
- Dining table and chairs
- Washing Machine
- Oven / hob
- Iron & Ironing board
Villa Leylak is in Kayakoy, a small village 8km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. Nestled in the mountains and overlooking Kaya valley, the villa is in a quiet rural spot and is an ideal place to go walking or hiking. From the villa, it's a short walk to the famous Kayakoy ghost village. It's an atmospheric abandoned village and is the inspiration for Louis De Bernier's ‘Birds without Wings', novel. Kaya is often described as bohemian due to its peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.
The villa is also within walking distance of Kaya wine house and local restaurants, as well as Lycian Rock Tombs. In Fethiye to the north, you can also visit more of these ancient rock tombs such as the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, which is magnificently carved into the mountain. For foodies, there's a fish market in Fethiye and other markets that sell everything from homemade rugs to fresh produce. Look out for the local delicacy: delicious gozleme (thin dough crepes).
For more outdoor exploring, there's the Lycian Way. It's a series of paths that traverse the Turquoise Coast. You can join the trail from Kayakoy ghost village and head to remote beaches like Cold Water Bay (around 5.5km away). The bay is family-friendly with calm swimming waters and a sandy shoreline. The paths also go to the monastery ruins of Afkule (around 4km away), which are dramatically perched on cliff ledges above the Aegean Sea.
For fun family-friendly day trips, near-shore islands by boat beckon. There's the turquoise lagoon at Oludeniz, which is a prime swimming and water sports spot due to its crystal-clear and calm waters. Snorkelling and scuba diving is popular here. You can also visit Butterfly Valley, about 20km drive . It's a beautiful nature reserve that's home to diverse butterfly species.
Fethiye itself has a Lycian amphitheatre, rock tombs to explore. There's a Tuesday market. An hours drive will take you to Tlos ancient site and Saklikent Gorge and the other way Gocek or Dalyan.
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Updated 10 October 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 14 November 2018 - 10 October 2021: changeover day is Monday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6