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* NEW FOR 2015: BOTH BATHROOMS COMPLETELY REFURBISHED

Araxa is a modern luxury three bedroom executive villa situated on a small exclusive development of only twenty or so houses with beautifully landscaped gardens.

The villa is situated in a lovely secluded pine forest setting yet is just a short walk from the nearest shops and also the bus route to Oludeniz / Fethiye.

The villa boasts a south facing garden with private pool in full sun, patio and sun terrace with 360° mountain views.
There is easy access to walks through the woods with wildlife on your doorstep including wild tortoises in the gardens and eagles regularly sighted over the mountains.

Outside there are six sun loungers, recliners, parasols, patio table and chairs, luxury swing seat, hammock and poolside shower. The well tendered gardens are lit at night and this provides a lovely evening setting for eating outdoors. The pool also has underwater LED lighting - very tempting!

The pool is cleaned daily by very friendly onsite maintenance staff who also tend to the flowers and provide 24hr emergency assistance if necessary as well as night security. Our english contact, Jackie, lives on site and is fluent in Turkish. She provides great peace of mind and is a ready source of help and advice as necessary - with great reviews from our guests.

The furnishings in the villa are a very high standard indeed with air-conditioning and marble floors throughout the villa. Of course all freshly laundered linen and towels, including beach towels, are provided.

The spacious main bedroom has ensuite WC / power shower facilities and a balcony with spectacular mountain views. The main bedroom includes a king sized bed, ample wardrobe space, dressing table with hairdryer and 36” Satellite LCD TV.

The second bedroom has mountain views, a large double bed with wardrobes, dressing table, hairdryer and bedside cabinets. The third bedroom has a balcony with mountain views, two single beds, a wardrobe and bedside cabinets.

There is a fully tiled upstairs bathroom / WC with an excellent power shower.

Downstairs there is a luxuriously furnished and spacious open plan lounge / dining room with real wood fireplace and 42” plasma satellite TV complete with DVD player.

You will find two settees and armchair and ample dining facilities for 6 people should you not wish to eat outdoors! The sliding patio doors lead to the covered patio seating area and brick built barbecue with a large patio table and chairs for 6 people overlooking the private pool.

The modern kitchen has everything you would expect and more including; dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, wine cooler, orange press and top quality pans, crockery, glassware and cutlery.

The separate downstairs WC / utility room includes a washing machine, steam iron, ironing board, airer and cleaning materials.

Within the villa there is a digital security safe for your use. There are two smoke alarms, convenient keyless window locks and a wireless burglar alarm system for your total peace of mind.

NEW FOR 2014 we now have wi-fi available for our guests - please ask for details.

There is also a convenient private parking space adjacent to the villa for your exclusive use during your stay.

In short we believe we have tried to provide everything for your convenience – we consider this our second home - we will be happy to pass on our recommendations to help you personalise your stay with us - enjoy!


Villa Situation:

Araxa is within easy walking distance of local shops and the village of Ovacik. The nearest local restaurant and convenience stores are about 10 minutes walk away and there is also a free 24/7 delivery service to the villa for added convenience! Either choose your supplies at the shop or there is an itemised list at the Villa to ring through your order.

For the young and young at heart the lively town of Hisaronu is only a few minutes bus or taxi ride from Araxa and offers a full range of bars, restaurants, shops and clubs to meet all tastes. There is also a local market every Monday in Hisaronu with a large choice of locally grown produce, clothes, shoes, leather goods and souvenirs.

Five minutes further on from Hisaronu is the famous Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon voted one of the top 10 best beaches in the world by the Rough Guide. The beach area has numerous bars and restaurants overlooking the bay and is an ideal setting to watch the sunset whilst enjoying a evening drink. A wide range of water sports is available and there are good value boat trips from the beach to Butterfly Valley and the nearby secluded islands and bays. Oludeniz is also one of the world's top locations for paragliding which can be enjoyed either as a spectator or why not take a tandem jump with an experienced instructor to land on the beach from 2000m - an unforgettable experience!

In the other direction the lovely harbour town of Fethiye is only 10 minutes by bus or taxi from Araxa and offers a wide range of shops, large supermarkets and restaurants. There are plenty of banks and cashpoints and there is a large bazaar area in the ‘Old Town’, known locally as the Paspatur. The Paspatur and the atmospheric Fishmarket and restaurants are famous attractions. Fethiye also has a modern promenade with great cafes and good value restaurants which now extend to the nearby beach resort of Calis.

The weekly Tuesday market in Fethiye is very popular - offering a very wide range of local produce as well as a large range of incredible value clothing, shoes, souvenirs, leather goods etc. Fethiye has a beautiful marina with really good value boat trips offered along the picturesque coastline and especially to the famous ‘twelve islands.’
Beyond the marina Fethiye has a typically Turkish atmosphere and is a great place to explore. There is something for everyone.

Local dolmus (minibuses) are easily accessible only a few minutes walk from Araxa and are cheap and fun to use. They run all day until about 01.00hrs. We have also negotiated preferential terms for guests at the Villa with Ayhan, a friendly and reliable local taxi driver, who will pick up from the Villa within a few minutes of your call, with fixed prices to the usual destinations agreed in advance. Good value private day trips can be easily negotiated.

Driving in and around Fethiye is convenient and pretty hassle free. We have a private parking space at the villa. Specially negotiated local car hire rates can be provided on request with collection at the airport if you prefer.

In the event of any medical emergency there is 24 hour medical assistance in Ovacik and modern private hospital facilities in Fethiye. From experience the medical attention we have accessed and received has been really excellent. High quality but low cost specialist dental work is available - ask for further details if you are interested or you are in need!.


Local Attractions:

The area offers a wide range of activities to suit all tastes – activities range from the seriously energetic such as white water rafting or tandem paragliding from nearby Babadag Mountain and landing on Oludeniz beach, to more sedate activities such as visiting the many historic Lycian sites around the area at Letoon, Tlos, the Sunday Times 'top ten' beach at Patara or maybe relaxing on a boat trip or else rejuvenating in a Turkish bath!

In the summer relaxing by the pool or beach, enjoying water sports or taking one of the excellent boat trips is highly recommended. As a special treat why not hire a private boat (gulet) complete with skipper and crew for a whole day to go snorkeling and swimming away from the tourist areas with a full BBQ lunch included at very reasonable and affordable prices. We can recommend from our experience.

Further inland after only a short trip into the mountains you will find cooler air, clear mountain trout streams and a friendly and relaxed way of life. Out of the high season treking along the world famous Lycian Trail, which has its start point adjacent to Araxa Villas, is an excellent challenge for the actively minded. We have arranged special pick ups and drop offs for walking groups. In January / February snow will normally fall on the highest peaks surrounding Fethiye and can normally still be seen in late March, providing a spectacular and beautiful backdrop to the bay.

For the sporting there is a well maintained and friendly tennis club in Fethiye with six quality courts and tuition available for all ages. Fishing from the shore or boats at any time of year is a favourite pastime.

Whether visiting as a couple, with friends or as a family of all ages we have found that there is so much to do and at very reasonable prices. As a guide these include :

TURKISH BATHS
PARAGLIDING
WHITEWATER RAFTING
QUAD BIKING
JEEP SAFARIS
BOAT TRIPS / BOAT HIRE
SAILING
SCUBA DIVING
BANANA BOATS
SPEED BOAT HIRE
FISHING
CAR/SCOOTER/JEEP/BUGGY HIRE
FISHING TRIPS
HORSE RIDING
TENNIS
TREKING

SITES OF INTEREST:

Visit Saklikent Gorge, Tlos, Gocek, Dalyan, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, the Lycian Way, Turkish, Greek and Roman ruins, rock tombs, amphitheatres and Castle in Fethiye. Close by is the abandoned and mysterious Greek 'ghost' village of Kayakoy. One hours drive inland is the ski resort at Seki.

Summary:

Luxury three bedroom executive villa with 360 mountain views, private pool, full air conditioning, in a peaceful pine forest close to all amenities
NEW for 2015, both bathrooms completely refurbished

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st May 2015 to 24th October 2015 7
1st May 2016 to 24th October 2016 7
1st May 2017 to 24th October 2017 7

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st May to 31st October 6 Months 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st May to 31st October 42 Days 10%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Baby Cot 20 GBP per week All year N/A £20.00 per week

Paid locally

High Chair 15 GBP per week All year N/A £15.00 per week

Paid locally

Airport transfers: Dalaman - Araxa All year one way for up to 4 persons

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Fethiye Marina and Old Town: 10km
  • Oludeniz Beach: 10km
  • Hisaronu: 5km
  • Ovacik Village: 2km

Reviews

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18 out of 18 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Sunday 24 August 2014 with Family
Lovely place, lots to see and do .
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Stayed Monday 16 June 2014 with Family
We had a brilliant and very relaxing holiday at this villa which was spacious and very comfortable. The booking experience was excellent with all necessary information being given at the required times. On arrival the accommodation lived up to expectations provided by the photographs and we particularly benefitted from help from the local contact due to some issues occurring back home whilst we were there. We particularly enjoyed the pool area and made good use of the barbecue. Although we had a rental car we also used local transport on one occasion which proved very reliable. The surrounding area provided good options for a varied holiday. Our only negative was some difficulty due to the initial directions provided which we felt could have been better ( although we arrived late at night after a long days travel which didnt help). Overall an excellent holiday and we intend to try to return to this place
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Stayed Tuesday 06 August 2013 with Family
This was our 5th villa holiday, and I would say this is the best we have had. We arrived at Daleman airport in the evening and had been a little concerned about driving in Turkey for the first time and trying to find a villa, but the road signs, and directions where very clear and we found the villa easily. The Villa is impressive, nice and open, with all the facilities and equipment needed and the furniture inside and out is good quality. The location is excellent, there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance, but we preferred the short drive to Hisaronu or Olu Deniz, which have numerous restaurants of all nationalities. There is also plenty to explore, we enjoyed driving up the mountains and enjoying the views, or going to the beaches. Our must do recommendation would be to visit the Seklikent Gorge. The villa is managed locally by Jackie and her help and advice was fantastic. We had a problem with the car from the hire company, and Jackie who speaks very good Turkish, called the company for us and explained the problem we had and it was resolved immediately. In summary we had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend this villa to anybody.
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Stayed Wednesday 17 July 2013
A beautiful villa set amongst stunning scenery. Everything we wished for and more. We were very well looked after by Jackie, a font of knowledge and very kind and friendly. Perfectly located between Olu Deniz and Fethiye - easily reached by the local Dolmus. The cleanliness and high standards maintained throughout the property made it that extra special.
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Stayed Saturday 16 June 2012
June 15th - 22nd 2013. This was our first time to Turkey and WOW what a trip! Such a fantastic villa, faultless, and certainly surpassed our expectations. Fabulous spot, tucked away yet within easy access to shops, restaurants and only a short ride into Fethiye or Oludinez, perfect, just wished we could have stayed for longer. Still, a great excuse to go back and Im sure we will. Gary & Dawn
Owner reply:

Thank you Gary for submitting this great review. We are delighted that you loved your holiday and so glad that your introduction to Turkey was so memorable. We always call it our little piece of paradise! We will be very happy to help with any future plans.RegardsAlison and Mike

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Stayed Friday 08 July 2011
Great property to stay in. Very high end and well maintained. A struggle to leave it and go and see some of Turkey! Especially liked the seating areas outside with views over the pool and surrounding countryside. BBQ and outdoor dining lovely. Airy, well equipped living areas that remain cool thanks to well designed layout and products, despite external heat. Plan to visit again.
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Stayed Friday 23 July 2010
We had an amazing holiday in Fethiye! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Araxa 19 and it exceeded our expectations in every way! We have stayed in many luxurious hotels in the world but none had the comfort and charm of this lovely villa, the backdro p of the mountain, the lovely garden(where the cutest wild turtle met us on our arrival), the crystal-clear pool, the fragrance-infused air, shady out-door dining area and lounge, it was simply breath-taking! The villa itself was entirely new, with all the amenities one could ask for, it was spotless when we arrived, the bedrooms are spacious and flooded with sunlight, so lovely! I specifically liked the spacious closets in all the bedrooms, (:-)) The Living room was so comfy and the couch and plasma TV really just make one wants to lie down and relax, but with all the attractions nearby its hard to stay indoor all day long! Kitchen was great, again, spacious, clean and equipped with everything thats needed for a gourmet meal, but the local food was so good I only cooked one meal out of our entire stay! The location of the Villa was excellent, it was close to all the major spots and grocery shoppings but tucked away on a quiet and non-touristy hill, walking down only takes minutes, and we had Ayhan our very reliable cab driver who was introduced to us by Mike, drove us everywhere, it only took about 10-15 minutes to the nearby towns. Ayhan was really sweet and speaks good English We were lucky to be greeted by Mike and Alison upon our arrival, we really loved meeting them and they were so warm and kind and recommended the best restaurants and day-tours, among all the lovely restaurants, our favorite is definitely Levissi, Mike really went out his way to arrange the private wine-tasting and tour of the restaurant with the owner himself, Harkan, they also picked us up at the Villa and sent us back. We arrived at dusk and the view of the ghost town and Kayakoy was beyond words..... unbelievable.....even our 2 years old gushed :" Wow!" , it was an experience we shall never forget, we went back on our second last night and would have more if our stay was longer. the Restaurant mike recommended in the fish market was great too, the freshest sea-food and great value! I can go on and on and on and on about the azure colored Olu-deniz beach, the gorgeous Saklikent Gorge, the manificent ruins of Tlos....... in all, what an amazing holiday! Even with our 2 young children we still had the adventure of our life..... :-) Thank you so much Mike and Alison, we loved this wonderful holiday, and the only regret is we wish we had 2 more weeks at Araxa, and we are already discussing our return either next year or the year following! Thank you again for your hospitality, and see you in the near Future! Rebecca and family from Shanghai and New York.
Owner reply:

Thank you so much Rebecca. It was lovely to meet you at the villa and be able to talk to you about so many things. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and we very much hope we will be able to help you and/or your family in the near future.Alison and Mike

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Stayed Saturday 22 August 2009
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip to the Araxa villas. The villa had great facilities with all the home from home comforts. The rooms were very clean and spacious and pool was beautiful. We were in close proximity to three towns all being a ten minute drive. There is a number of activities suitable for all ages in the area. Our favourites were the water park, a boat trip around the islands, and paragliding from the mountain top in Olu deniz. Absouloutly loved the little perks of the local grocery store delivering groceries to the door, and also the local taxi service, picked us up within minutes of a phone call! Our stay at the villa was thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing. We would definately return and highly recommend to others.
Owner reply:

Thank you Michele for your kind comments and were really delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the villa and the local area. We look forward to looking after you again in the future.Alison and Mike

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Stayed Monday 30 July 2007
This property has to be seen to be believed. It is absolutely perfect for both couples and familys with children. We had a fantastic time and as the weather was averaging 40 degrees we spent the majoirty of our stay relaxing and swimming in the wonderful private pool. The location could not have been better, so close to loads of restaurants, the beach, site seeing etc. I would have stayed the month if I could have!!
Owner reply:

Thank you Sara for your kind comments. It is always very helpful for us to know if we can improve on anything and your feedback is highly appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and do get in touch if we can be of any help in the future.Alison and Mike

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Stayed Monday 30 July 2007
Super holiday and super villa. Very tastefully furnished in a nice residential area- probably one of the best we have stayed in. Local taxi firm drove us everywhere at a very reasonable price and the delivery from the grocery store a real godsend. Jackie the villa manager was excellent- very helpful with recommendations and organising our excursions. Our favourite restaurants were Levissi Gardens and Sundial (fantastic sunsets) both of which collected us and took us back to the villa. One of our highlights was the private boat trip aboard Lady Christina from Fethiye harbour- just magical and so reasonably priced. So much to do and see- will definately be back. Highly recommended.
Owner reply:

Thank you Julie very much for your kind comments. We hope we can be of help to you again in the future.Alison and Mike

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We had a excellent time at Araxa. The villa was trully amazing. It was furnished to the highest standard. I am a particularily fussy person, but I found this villa hard to fault. The views of the mountains from the pool were out of this world. The location was marvellous, just a few minutes drive from the world famous Oludeniz beach and from the busy town of Fethiye where good food is always to be had. We went paragliding over Oludeniz, just one of the many experiences in the area we shall never forget. We cant wait to return! Thank you Mike and Alison - and the lucky Jackie who lives nearby and always so helpful and welcome.
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Lovely location with mountain views and forest smells ! A really nice property with all you could need for a group of up to six people. Comfortable and peaceful. Perfect!
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One of the best holidays weve eve had. Cant wait to go back, fantastic Villa in a great area.
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WHAT A GREAT VILLA. It far exceeded our expectations, we have stayed in three other villas in turkey but none as nice as this one. 10/10
Owner reply:

Thank you Scott for your kind comments and review. We are delighted you had such a good time and hope we may be of help to you again in the future.Alison and Mike

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We had a fabulous holiday in Turkey this year and the villa exceeded out expectations. Everything was clean and comfortable and the house and pool area was well tended and looked after. We had a very relaxing time by the pool and found all the information provided in the villa very informative. Our daughter was delighted by the tortoises in the garden and we had a lovely time exploring the local area and beaches.
Owner reply:

Thank you Natasha. We are delighted that you very much enjoyed the villa and Turkey. It is great to know that the tortoises are still in evidence. If we can be of further assistance to you in the future, dont hesitate to contact us.Alison and Mike

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Great location, wonderful facilities, truly amazing holiday.
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This is a superb villa with all modern conveniences and comforts. Ideally situated for relaxing but within easy access of coast and town when needed. Swimming pool is fantastic and furnishings very tasteful. In the flesh it is even better than anything you see on the villa renters site and that looks good! Very highly recommended for the discerning holiday maker who wants a touch of luxury.
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Superb villa in ecellent location. Wonderful swimming pool and furnished to an excellent standard with everthing you could wish for. Do not miss this little gem.
4 other reviews
What a lovely villa, spent a great time relaxing by the pool. Patara beach is a 'must see.' Migros is a really good value supermarket. Will definitely book again. RB (Dorset)
Great villa, great holiday and great weather - love the hammock and pool!- John, Sarah, Sue and Rob
"Superb villa with every modern convenience. Fabulous views over the mountains and pine forests, whilst swimming in the beautiful pool. There are things to do locally for everybody from small to old. The owners have taken every care to ensure the comfort of their guests ranging from use of a mobile phone locally for taxis, etc to a plasma tv in lounge and LCD tv in main bedroom. This is a great find for anybody and we are reluctant to say too much in case our delightful secret discovery becomes known to too many others. Just suffice to say thank you Mike and Alison for allowing us to share a piece of Turkish luxury. We will return!"Sarah - Surrey
"We absolutely loved our stay at this villa!! We enjoyed everything about it! The modern decor is fantastic and very impressive. The pool was so private and enjoyable that we diddnt even feel the need to visit the beaches!!! We will definately be visiting again next year and would recomend THIS villa to anybody in search of a special relaxing, luxurious holiday!! we found plenty to do in the local areas, the local people were incredibly friendly. all of these factors made this holiday the most enjoyable we have ever had!! cant wait to return again next year!!!"Catherine - Nottingham

Owner

About the owner
Villa Araxa is our second home which weve bought with retirement in mind and we have furnished to a high standard for our friends, family and ourselves to enjoy. The Araxa community is a small group of villas with like minded owners with the backing of on site security and a professional management and maintenance company. Discerning guests who appreciate a touch of luxury are most welcome to share Araxa with us.
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