Words cannot do justice to the superb position of this villa, which is located in the very secluded and private Akkaya valley overlooking a beautiful lake, with pine forested mountains rising steeply around it.
Akkaya Garden Restaurant is nearby, accessed by a short beautiful walk through trees and waterfalls. The lovely family who run it keep it open all day in season and offer wonderful hospitality. You can sit in the trees in nests and enjoy the fabulous food.
There are lots of good restaurants in the Dalaman area as well as in Gocek and Dalyan. With the current exchange rate eating out is reasonable. If you fancy eating in the villa, there are superb local markets with delicious fruit and vegetables, as well as good supermarkets. The kitchen is well equip with a good supply of china and glasses.
Main attractions at the villa are the complete peace and quiet in this beautiful Akkaya valley, where there are opportunities for many activities, including a boat trip down the river gorge to a riverbank attraction where you can stay for the day and enjoy relaxing by the cool river water, kayaking, swimming and go on a trek to see animals and birds. You may even get a glimpse of wild boar. There is also a bar there with lunch or light snacks. Other activities may include fishing, horse riding, rafting, walking, bird watching, or simply relaxing and listening to the croaking of frogs in the adjacent stream.
The private 40 sq metre swimming pool in front of the villa is an unusual shape as it has been moulded around two huge rocks in front. There are plenty of sun beds, two beanbags and a good sun umbrella. There is an attractive garden that is maintained regularly and the pool is cleaned most days
Dalaman is a small, mainly agricultural town, unspoiled by mass tourism, though it now has a modern international airport. Whilst there may be limited touristic attractions in the town itself, it is a very natural Turkish farming community, and does have good shops, cafes and restaurants, which are improving all the time as the area has been designated for touristic development by the government.
Gocek is a 20 min drive and is a very fashionable international yachting centre, There are good daily boat trips around the beautiful islands where you can swim in the clear turquoise water ( if you are lucky with the turtles). There are excellent, restaurants, bars and good quality shops.
Dalyan is only a 30 minute drive away and again you can eat well and enjoy shopping in this tourist resort. There are again geed restaurants offering a full range of international cuisine, some alongside the river. Boat trips can be taken past the `tombs of the Carian Kings and through the reed beds to Iztuzu Beach, one of the best in Turkey extending approx 7 miles.
There are lots of other beaches too, including Sarigerme and Sarsala Cove. villa is an idea
The villa is an ideal location from where to explore south west Turkey and visit the Datca Peninsula, Fethiye, Koycegiz, Kalkan, Kas, Patara, and the many well preserved archaelogical sites in the area.
Hiring a car is essential as there is no local public transport. The owner is happy to recommend a reliable and reasonable local company.
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