Villa in Dalyan, Aegean S, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Walk From Dalyan centre
J E JEFFERSON
- english, french
About J E JEFFERSON
Helen and John are a retired professional couple. We have a son and daughter and three grandchildren who all love Villa Sahane and Dalyan. Proudly, we are both from South Yorkshire, but have lived in North East England for the past 43 years. Helen was a nurse, school nurse, district nurse/midwife, audiometrician and health visitor for over 50 years. She became a Justice of the Peace in 2007. Since 2011 she has become involved in charity work in Uganda, Africa, visiting and working with Interplast UK and Kumi Community Hospital twice a year. Her main interests are singing in two regional choirs and the local village church choir. She is also involved in fund raising for several charities . John was teaching for 40 years, mainly in special education, finally as a headteacher for 21 years in two residential schools for children aged 5 to 18 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties and autism. After retiring he worked part time until 2011 at two NE universities as a tutor in educational leadership and management. The villa hopefully reflects John's passion for gardening. Other hobbies include beekeeping and watercolour painting.
J E JEFFERSON purchased this Villa in 2007
Why J E JEFFERSON chose Dalyan City Center
Prior to building this property, we had stayed at close friends' villa further out of town. We fell in love with Dalyan, the culture, flora and fauna, food, weather, the hospitality of the people and totally relaxed environment. We wanted to build a special villa for our family which met all our needs, and we think that we succeeded at all levels. The villa is spacious, cool when it is hot, warm in spring and autumn, private and in easy walking distance of the centre of Dalyan. There are about twelve restaurants between Villa Sahane and the harbour, 400 metres away. We bought the land for this property in 2006 because of the views of the mountain and the opportunity to design a secluded, private villa which was close to all the restaurants, shops and other amenities in town. With advice from two friends, we were able to build Villa Sahane (trans. "beautiful") which matched all of our specifications.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Sahane is a uniquely designed, traditional Turkish syle dwelling with full modern facilities.There are four well furnished and spacious bedrooms with ensuite facilities, all air conditioned. One of the bedrooms is downstairs, disable friendly and accessible everywhere at ground level. The kitchen is very well equipped and integrated with a spacious dining area and lounge with internet and satellite television. Outside is a large 43 sq metre pool, set in beautiful gardens which have a 2.5 metre mixed hedge around the perimeter for extra privacy. Shade is available through two very large parasols plus a very large awning. There is also a bar and barbecue area which is an extra place for entertaining or relaxing: or snoozing in the cool of the traditional kosk! As dusk approaches, the upstairs balcony is the place to sit and watch the sun set over the mountain which drops down to the river. We have several Turkish family friends who often share our hospitality, and love our villa.
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Our fifth visit to beautiful Dalyan and we hit the jackpot finding Villa Sahane which is by far the best villa we have stayed in. The photos do not do it justice – the gardens are beautiful and the pool area is lovely. The kosk was a very welcome addition to relax in and also for a nice pre-dinner g&t!!
Best situated villa we’ve stayed in as only a five minute leisurely stroll to the centre of town. The villa itself is so well equipped and all the rooms are spacious and we enjoyed our morning coffee on the balcony each day.
From the very first time we made contact with John, the villa owner, we felt re-assured as he was extremely prompt in replying to any queries and providing us with so much information. The villa management company were also brilliant and really looked after us and were very helpful. Thank you John and Helen for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa – we will definitely be back!!
Thanks for an excellent review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our villa, and also praised Oruç, our villa management team. Maybe see you again
villa Sahane. As beautiful as its name.
Our stay was very pleasant. First impressions of the villa were very favourable: it is well maintained both inside and out. Most striking was the cleanliness of the outside painting, giving it a bright appearance.
The garden was very pleasant with lots of colour from the lilies, hibiscus, and bougainvilleas. The pool is a good size with an integral area for children. There is also a BBQ, bar, and kosk, and large umbrellas and awning for shade. Inside the villa is bright, light and airy. The downstairs bedroom is ideal for anyone who has any physical disabilities, and there is easy access to the patio and swimming pool. The remaining three bedrooms are also en suite, two of which have access to a balcony.
Downstairs has a kitchen , dining area and seating area, and is well appointed and maintained.
There is a utility room, safe, burglar alarm wi fi and television.
There are bikes which enabled us to explore the surrounding area, and the villa is ideally situated in its closeness to restaurants, bars and the town centre.
We had a wonderful holiday in a perfect villa!!
excellent villa, ideally situated
The villa had everything we wanted and equipped to a very high standard.Ideally situated close to Dalyan centre and river but lovely and peaceful.Lovely large swimming pool. John(owner)was extremely helpful with info before we left.We will definitely be making a return visit.
Thanks very much for your kind comments John and Helen
BEST RELAXING HOLIDAY & VILLA
We have stayed at this villa 3 years running and have booked to go back again next year.Absolutely perfect cleanliness layout and facilities A1 the location is perfect for all the surrounding amenities and the locals are really friendly.All booked with ease and transfers spot on. John keeps in communication with you Cant wait for our next visit!!!
Thanks very much, Peter and family. We might also add that you are the perfect guests..
John and Helen
BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN PRIME LOCATION
We have now visited this beautiful villa on seven occasions, and it feels like ' home from home ', with everything that you could wish for a fabulous holiday, with additional luxuries, the weather and the lovely resort of Dalyan.
The villa is situated in a perfect, quiet location but close to Dalyan centre. Early this season, it was decorated inside and outside, so the whole place is sparkling. Villa Sahane is wonderfully equipped with modern furnishings and a mixture of Turkish and English artefacts and paintings. The television/ DVD system is very up to date, there is a safe and security alarm and air conditioning throughout. Outside, there is a good sized pool with two large parasols and comfortable sun lounges. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and we were able to pick an abundance of lemons,oranges and pomegranates during our stay. We love the kosk, BBQ and bar area with outside fridge for relaxing barbecues. The kosk is also shaded with natural plants, for a relaxing afternoon nap !!. The fitter members of our party used the bikes to visit some interesting out of the way places around Dalyan. We enjoyed coffee at the riverside restaurants and trips on the river taxi to Turtle Beach.
John's attention to details prior to our arrival has always been first class and the caretaker Mehmet was very helpful during our stay.
Overall a brilliant holiday once again.
We will be returning !!!.
Sandra and friends.
Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Fully Equipped
This was our second time to stay at Villa Sahane. The first was 3 years previously and we thought the villa was great then. We were travelling with our two boys aged 7 and 5. For them the highlight was the swimming pool, which is much larger than other villas we have stayed in.
For my wife and I we enjoyed the spaciousness of the villa and the facilities that were provided both inside and outside. So often when you stay in villas it is hard to find a simple thing like a sharp knife. The owners at villa Sahane have truly left a home for visitors to share. The kitchen, bedrooms, lounge areas are all fully equipped with everything you need and more.
Outside the highlight for me was the BBQ, outdoor kitchen and Kosk area. Great in the day for escaping the sun and heat, perfect at night for grilled lamb (from the local butcher) and few drinks.
The location is perfect. Getting to and from the centre is an easy walk. Getting to the beach by car is just 20 mins (or you can use the a
water dolmus). The owners provide bikes to use, which we did, for short runs to the shops or to the other side of town to Saki (in my opinion the best restaurant in Dalyan).
I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Sahane to anyone wanting to stay in Dalyan. The owner Jeff is so organised he just makes everything a breeze.
Thanks for your kind remarks. John( 'Jeffo') and Helen
Special interest holidays:
The area is a World Heritage site. It is famous for the loggerhead turtles' (Caretta Caretta) breeding ground on the nearby beach. There is a stork (Ley Ley) sanctuary in Dalyan and it is home to hundreds of other birds, including sea eagles and kingfishers. The ancient ruined city of Caunos (3,000 BC) is nearby and has only recently been excavated. In Dalyan there are views of the world famous Lycian rock tombs, which are lit up at night and provide a fabulous setting for an evening meal at one of the many riverside restaurants.
There are jeep safaris, microflight flights, mud baths, thermal sulphur springs, kayaking, canyoning and traditional Turkish baths. The famous ruins at Ephesus can be reached within 2-3 hours.
The nearby beach is accessible by a local minibus (dolmus), by bike, hire car or by boat. Iztuzu Beach is 7miles of golden sand and the best option is to take one of the regular boats that wind along the river and through the beautiful reed beds to the open Mediterranean Sea. It takes about 30 mins and costs about £3.
Nearest airport is Dalaman. Car hire is not essential as there are taxis available for the 30 min drive from the airport to the villa. Transfers can easily be arranged when booking. The villa is walking distance to the centre of Dalyan (where there are over 60 restaurants). The local minibus service is cheap and frequent.
Central Dalyan is less than 5 mins walk. Fethye is 45 mins by car. Marmaris is 1 hour 15 mins by car. There are several good travel agents (especially Oruc) in Dalyan who arrange a variety of interesting excursions.
There is a small store 200m from the villa and 3 larger supermarkets in the village at 0.5km and 1km away. There are many restaurants offering a wide range of dishes.
The local bank and 2 cash machines offer money exchange. Local lively market for fresh produce and bargain designer gear on Saturdays.