Villa Pembroke is proper villa -spacious, well designed, constructed in 2003. It has marble floors; a superb mosaic pool (8m x 4m) and baby pool for youngsters' safety; and a traditional kusk for relaxing in the garden. The property is in a superb position with great views of the mountains, easy access to local shops and the bus, and a very high level of privacy. There is plenty of space for 11 visitors in 5 bedrooms. The villa has a dedicated English manager. We can do as much or as little as you need. Many visitors have us arrange their transfers from Dalaman airport, but we can organise car hire, maid service, a chef, activities such as paragliding, boat trips etc. Everything to make your holiday all you want it to be.
Spring, including June, and autumn are beautiful seasons in Turkey and we offer the villa at very reasonable rates in these seasons, plus additional discounts for smaller parties which makes Villa Pembroke no more expensive than smaller properties.
The area: Fethiye is an attractive town with a magnificent harbour, a huge selection of boat trips going to islands and remote beaches, a wonderful market, excellent inexpensive restaurants. It's 15 minutes on the bus. Olu Deniz is a similar bus ride, but in the other direction. here you find the most fantastic beach... The Sunday Times says "It's hard not to love Olu Deniz - the bone-white spit and turquoise lagoon is a Turkish holiday icon... Best way to visit? Stay on the hillside with the pine forests nearby, and take the bus down to Oludeniz." The holiday village of Hisaranou is on the way to Olu Deniz. It has the best night life in the whole area, is safe and friendly, and about a 20 minute walk from the villa.
The Villa: is built on two main floors with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the third. High ceilings on ground and first floor and good insulation provide a cool atmosphere, supported by air-con units, and there’s another in the top floor. The ground floor, veranda and pool are all on the same level, and steps lead to the front door. The open plan living area on the ground floor is divided into sitting and dining areas. The huge covered veranda provides an outdoor room for everyone. Two tables seat up to 12. The barbecue is integral, with its own chimney. The veranda has a marble floor and the area around the pool is non-slip travertine stone. The kitchen is well equipped. The first floor has three principle bedrooms, all with superb king size beds and air con, a separate bathroom and one en suite. The second floor has two further bedrooms, one with air con, and a bathroom.
Outside the villa: There's a stone wall going right around the plot enclosing the villa and garden, which is planted with bougainvillea and hibiscus, fig and lemon trees, looked after by the gardener Bayram who also maintains the pool.
Pricing Policy: I have a 'John Lewis' pricing policy and will match the rates for a comparable villa on ownersdirect.co.uk - just forward the competitive quote. An important tip for holidaymakers: don't book on-line without contacting the owner first. Scams may be rare, but happen every season to people who eagerly book properties with bargain prices. I am happy to give you contact details of people who have stayed here and other information, as I want you to be 100% confident of your holiday in Turkey!
VILLA PEMBROKE NEWS - Sept 2018
Visitors this year have had a great time, and one family have reserved for 2019. All have been impressed by the organisation of transfers, being shown round the property, and also the fact that the pool man is there every morning. The property has a high security system and this is reassuring.
Turkey's economic problems are really concerning, and the exchange rate of 7.4 TL/£ compares with the 1.7 which we had in 2003 when we were building. Turkish workers are finding their wages are not buying as much, and one family recognised this and told me they tripled their normal tip - good for them! I will do the same on my next visit.
The villa will be closed during the winter and Bayram who looks after the pool does repairs and maintenance. This winter he is tackling the trees. The fig tree is enormous and the almonds are out of control as well. We spend time on the marble floors as well. In the spring he will scrub the pool walls and re-grout where necessary before filling with fresh water, delivered by lorry from a deep artesian well. The weather changes in March. I've been there at the start of the month and it has been cold, but move into April and the days are like an English summer. The flowers at this time are remarkable - wild hollyhocks are spectacular, and I collect some seeds in September to scatter in the garden and also bring back home. Tourists are am important part of the local economy, and the Turks like our English guests. The scene in Fethiye is always magnificent and when having a meal in one of the quayside restaurants I have to remind myself it's not San Tropez! Best wishes, Mike
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March 2018: BOOKINGS TO TURKEY INCREASE
The Times reports that holiday bookings at the end of Feb to Turkey are 80% higher than last year. Not surprising news as our bookings came in late, while this year we are having to tell the family to decide their dates before the last minute! Thomas Cook and TUI are adding flights.
May 2017: TURKEY WORKS ITS MAGIC
I set off for a trip to the villa after a very busy year. All was as good as ever. We had a great time, it really got me away from my publishing business. Fethiye was as busy and vibrant as ever.
I obviously looked out for issues or problems caused by the politics in the area but there was nothing obvious.
Meanwhile the villa retained it’s magic and was, as always, beautifully prepared for our visit, as it is for all who stay. The pool was crystal clear, there were lemons on the tree, almonds are going to be prolific this year, and everything was in order. It’s thanks to a first class manager, together with some excellent people.
Once again the Fethiye market had me standing mesmerised, the sea at Olu Deniz was beautiful and the welcome in every shop and restaurant was superb, while their prices given the exchange rate of 4.5TL - £ (it was 1.7 when the villa was being built) makes everything very affordable.
Luxury marble floored villa, superb pool, top Ovacik location, excellent reviews