Villa in Ilica, Nr. Side. Antalya, Turkey - Villa in Traditional Turkish Village
No smoking inside the villa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Villa was absolutely perfect and wanted for nothing.
Steve and Elaine were always on hand with advice and suggestions. They were incredibly welcoming and their guided tour on the first morning made the stay so much easier.
The beaches were good fun and not too crowded; the restaurants were good value; there were lots of different activities including history, jeep safari, scuba diving and white water rafting.
Elaine and Steve made all the difference to our holiday; we couldn't recommend this villa enough!
Wonderful relaxing holiday
Wow, what can we say. The villa was just amazing & stocked
with everything we needed from face flannels , beach towels to the owners own homemade marmalade made from oranges from the trees in the garden - delicious. Elaine & Steve the owners are brilliant, so helpful, with any questions we had about sightseeing etc, & their attention to detail to making our stay a great one was just wonderful, I can't thank them enough.
We would highly recommend staying here & are hoping to go back for another holiday later this year. Loved everything about it, definitely give it 10 out of 10!
What a fabulous Review, thank you so much Penny , Clive , Jack & Chloe ! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all . Looking forward to seeing you again soon
A lovely stay
A very well equipped and comfortable villa with really helpful and very nice owners who went out of their way to make our holiday easy and relaxing. The drive round the area was really helpful and a good way to start the holiday. The pool is a delight and sun beds and pool towels are plentiful. The one disappointment was the upstairs terrace which was, in our opinion, too enclosed as the view was diminished by the bamboo screen.
A great place to stay - highly recommended!
This place is the best property we’ve rented through HomeAway or any of the other property rental sites we’ve used. I stayed with my husband and daughter over half term and the owners Elaine and Steve couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful.
The property was beautiful, spotlessly clean and with lots of extra touches like a water cooler and some initial food items. The bed linen, towels and pools towels provided were of great quality and quantity, everything has been thought of.
We always book villas with pools and this was the nicest and best maintained pool we’d had. The area surrounding the pool was clean, with comfortable sun loungers and the gardens surrounding the villa are so pretty.
The local village was charming, with a couple of places to eat and a few local shops for provisions.
We used Windmill to do our transfer (arranged via Elaine & Steve) and didn’t hire a car on this occasion, but Elaine and Steve happily dropped us at a couple of local towns and the return taxis are really reasonable. There was plenty to see in the surrounding area with lots of restaurant options.
I can’t recommend a holiday in Ilica at Villa Rahanna enough. We’ll certainly be back as soon as we can be, it was the most relaxing week away we’d had for a long time.
This is the most beautiful, traditional villa in a small Turkish village, away from the crowds but close enough if you want to dip into a bit of tourist retail therapy, sports activities and plenty of impressive ancient remains - castles, temples, amphitheatres, the ruins of Roman towns - close enough to fill your days with culture as well if you want to. If you want more low-key tourism, the rivers are beautifully clear and dotted with restaurants with access for swimming, diving, sunbathing decks, fishing and eating. The white water rafting trip is a lot of fun for all ages.
The villa is spotlessly clean, full of little extra touches like a well-stocked book case including recipe books if you fancy trying some Turkish cooking, games, air beds for the pool - which is a generous size - beach and pool towels, CDs, DVDs, nice hand wash lotion in all the bathrooms, plenty of fluffy bath towels, a pair of bicycles if you feel energetic (we used them a lot to cycle to the butcher's for meat for the BBQ) - I could go on.
Steve and Elaine are the most amazing hosts - we were welcomed like old friends - they are incredibly helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble. They make it so easy for you to enjoy your holiday and have plenty of recommendations and suggestions that you don't have to follow, but if you do you will save yourself precious time on your holiday.
Thankyou Steve and Elaine for allowing us to spend our holiday in your beautiful villa. Mandy, Mike, Sam & Luke xxx
Thank you Mandy, Mike , Sam & Luke for your wonderful review . We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of Paradise here in ILICA . It is a perfect setting in a typical Turkish Village , and we are so pleased you threw yourselves into all that the area has to offer . Thank you again & look forward to seeing you again in the future. Steve & Elaine
This is an exquisite villa, with a very high standard of decor and cleanliness. Perfect for families. Close to local amenities, beaches and lots of activities to get involved in. And as if that wasn't enough, Steve and Elaine who own the properties are the best hosts I've ever met. Thanks. We'll be back.
Thank you so much for your lovely review . It was such a pleasure to meet you & your family ,we enjoyed having you stay at our Villa & we look forward to seeing you in the near future .
Kind regards Steve & Elaine ..
The villa is 2km from the the beach. There are several nearby beaches - all are sandy. The Mediterranean Sea is reported to be never lower than 17 degrees. The beaches have numerous water sports - all competitively priced. All sunbeds are free. The beach fronts are lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. In addition to a beautiful harbour at Ancient Side - you also have the Apollo Temple and a restored amphitheatre. The whole area is steeped in history.
The villa is 45 mins from Antalya airport. Transfers can be arranged or car hire if preferred. We also have the facility to arrange day excursions. The villa is also 45 mins from the lovely resort of Alanya, which makes a perfect day out. The villa is 30mins to Antalya Expo centre & the historical sites of Aspendos & Perge. Belek - famous for it's golf courses is 20 mins drive .
The villa is situated in the village of Ilica - there is a restaurant 5 mins walk from the villa. 5 mins by car to the resort of Kumkoy - with shops, bars, restaurants, beaches. 10 mins by car to the resort of Side with even more restaurants, bars and shops - but in addition also has the historical amphitheatre, Apollo Temple and Turtle Beach. 10 mins to Manavgat - the largest town of the area - fabulous bazaar and spice market a large covered shopping mall is also there. There are boat trips available along the river out to the estuary or up the river to Manavgat waterfalls. Just outside of Manavgat is the Olympinar dam up in the Toros Mountains easily accessible by car or arranged tour.
There is a mini-market in the village of Ilica, along with bus stop, taxi rank, children's park adult park with free adult exercise equipment. Health centre, chemist and a hairdressers. It's just a 5 minute walk to the local cafes. The resort of Kumkoy and Side both have lots of shops and ATM Machines. The town of Manavgat - just 10 mins away by car - has lots of banks, shops bazaars and spice market. We will be at the villa to meet you on arrival, and are contactable during your holiday. We can arrange to stock your fridge for your arrival or alternatively take you to the Local supermarket on your first day - just 5 mins away by car.