Dalyan villa - Beautiful views and excellent location less than a 10 minute stroll from the town square
Why Denise Watson chose Dalyan City Center
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best holiday ever
This is our 5th time back to Dalyan and the first for the family. 2 adults and 2 children 2 and 8 years. From beginning to end it was great. Sinan was on call anytime especially when our daughter felt poorly he took us straight to the doctors and stayed with us. The villa was perfect, everything you needed and in a perfect location. Both children loved having their own pool and was swimming in no time. Met old friends Lukka Bar and made loads more. For the family it was their first time to Turkey and loved it from day one. Already planning for next year just missed out on this villa which was a shame. The youngest knew from day 2 exactly where the villa was. Go out the villa and turn right 1st restaurant on the left and you can get a lovely brunch, tuna bagette is a must, and feed the turtles. The Olive in town has a great childrens area with good food and lovely friendly people. The istanbul on the corner was good also.
Denise you were great so thank you for all your help, any questions was answered promptly and you kept us all updated. Thank you for letting us share your villa just a shame as i said missed out for next year. No one would be disappointed staying at Villa Kelebek and visting the beautiful town and people of Daylan.
We had the best time in the Kelebek. The downstairs ensuite bedroom was perfect for our 87 year old mum . The villa was really well presented and had everything we needed.
The local shop was perfect for fresh bread every morning and only a few minutes walk from the villa. The family who run it were very friendly and appreciated our very limited Turkish greetings.
The position was ideal for getting to the river and into town.
The gardens were very well tended.
Sinan, the local agent,was very helpful and we enjoyed a few meals in his restaurant.
We would love to return one day.
Villa Kelebek - Great villa in a great location
I rented Villa Kelebek to take my family (8 adults) away for a week.
It was the sixth time my wife and I have been to Dalyan and Villa Kelebek is the best we've stayed at. It is in a fantastic location near enough to easily walk into downtown Dalyan with its many wonderful shops and restaurants yet far enough away to enjoy the tranquility of the riverside.
Sinan, the caretaker (owner of the Last Drop Restaurant), was very helpful indeed. He is such a nice chap, personally arranging taxis and boat trips for us as well as looking after us when we visited his restaurant. We had his mobile number and he assured us he was available 24hrs a day if we had the slightest problem which was very reassuring.
We hired Mesut Ertekin's boat for a day and my family said it was the best day of the holiday. Having been on boat trips before I told him exactly what I wanted and he surpassed my expectations. His Mother Susan was also on board and provided the best authentic Turkish food I've had on a boat trip. It turned out his boat is moored about a 3 minute walk from the villa.
We asked Sinan to arrange a private boat to take us across the lake to Köyceğiz. This he did at very reasonable cost for 8 people. The journey across the lake took just over an hour and was very relaxing with lots to see. My family sunbathed on the roof of the boat all the way across. We had the best breakfast of the trip at one of the lakeside restaurants (personally this was the best day of my holiday). The Monday market at Köyceğiz was noisy with a really good atmosphere.
Dalyan has many great restaurants but our favourite on this trip was Bistro Blue in the main square (about 10 - 12 min walk). We ate there 3 times, with drinks and a 3 course meal with wine coming to approx. £20 per head (including a tip) such was the exchange rate.
Thank you Denise for a wonderful holiday!"
Perfect Location, House and Host
I have to agree with the previous review in which it is only right that I thank Denise for her patient and helpful replies to my numerous queries. It is very apparent that Denise wants all her customers to have the perfect experience and will go out of her way to ensure our stay would be memorable. My queries received prompt and detailed replies ensuring I had no concerns about travelling and staying at the villa. From the pre-arranged transfers and the breakfast shopping list of food i requested, nothing appeared to much difficulty. With Sinan only a 2 minute walk away, any issues or concerns can be quickly resolved during your stay. The villa is clean, well stocked and has fantastic views of the beautiful mountains. It is ideally located being only a few minutes walk from the centre of Dalyan and the beautiful river. The locals are friendly and most speak at least a bit of English so communication is not a problem. With the plummeting Lira, food and goods are cheap at present so many bargains to be had. At the time of our arrival, it was Turkish Independence day so we were treated to a free traditional concert in the town square. A wonderful way to pass a warm evening. There are numerous restaurants serving traditional food, but we also really enjoyed the crispy chicken and spaghetti served at Yummy Cafe in town. The town is more peaceful than Istanbul or Antalya so much more family friendly in my view. My family and i had no concerns regarding crime or our safety walking back to the villa even late at night. The whole family (8 people) ranging from 13 - 70 plus in age loved the pool and the well maintained gardens. the weather was perfect and the breeze from the surrounding mountains helped keep us cool in the 30 plus degree heat. There are numerous boat rides from the river (8 hour day trips for around 35 Lira per person) which i would highly recommend. No need to go through an agent, simply walk past the river and the boat owners will approach you. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway whether young or old, you could do a lot worse than a week in Dalyan in this perfectly located villa. As with most holidays especially when they are coming to an end, we could not help window shopping for villas that were for sale in the town and planning towards our retirement house in this wonderful town with the delightful locals. Thank you Denise and Sinan for a wonderful stay.
I loved reading this review, and really appreciate the time taken to write about a holiday experience in such detail. Dalyan itself has something to offer all ages as mentioned, and in my opinion it's a great destination for families and groups alike.
It's a pleasure to read of the good work done by Sinan (our representative). We hope to ensure that guests will feel supported and able to access advice as needed throughout their holiday.
Thank you Kurham
Perfect Villa in a Perfect Location
From our first contact with Denise over 12 months when we first enquired about her villa to the very last day of our hols, Denise has been brilliant to deal with. She provided us with plenty if information prior to our arrival and even organised the transfer from the airport for our 3 week stay. The villa is fantastic, it has everything you could possibly need for your stay and more. The whole place is air conditioned which is definitely needed, it is nicely decorated throughout and kept immaculately clean. The outside area is fantastic, lovely pool which is regularly cleaned and plenty of places to sit / lie whilst soaking up the sun. The views are amazing, mountains to both sides and the location couldn't be better - 2 mins to a local shop and bar/restaurant, 5 mins to the river and about 7 to the main strip of restaurants. If you do have any issues whilst away, Sinan from the Last Drop Bar is there to help. All in all it is the perfect place for your Dalyan holiday and we hope that we can stay there again in the future.
This is a great review of not only the villa, but also it's great position in relation to it's amazing mountain views, and it's easy proximity to the town facilities and the beautiful river. We continue to work with our representative in Dalyan (Sinan) who takes pride in making sure our guests have the most positive experience possible.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Dalyan. Thank you.
Beautiful villa in an excellent location
We have just spent a week here and of the 6 of us we all loved our time. The villa is very well equipped. It is quiet but only 10 mins from the centre and 200m from the river. Sinans the local host was very helpful and friendly. The owner Denise was also very good with her communication. There is even a wild tortoise living in the garden. Overall the time we very much enjoyed and would highly recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. A week can be a short time to enjoy the delights of Dalyan so we really appreciate your positive comments and recommendation.
Special interest holidays: There is an amazing range of bird habitats in the local area; from the reed beds north of the town to the Koycegiz Lake 25 minutes outside of Dalyan. With many species of interesting birds, from White Tailed Eagles to Red-rumped swallows, expert birders and amateurs alike would struggle not to have a great birding holiday.
"I saw 95 species which was a good haul given my relatively limited experience and time''
Cycling is also very good in this area with bicycle hire readily available and inexpensive.
Dalyan is best known for its lush greenery, beautiful winding river and Itzuzu beach, which is not only a natural wonder but has also won The Times Best Open Space Award in 2010. This is one of the few natural breeding grounds of the beautiful Carreta Carreta sea turtle. There are over 6km of golden sands with access by bus, car and boat. Travellers by bus will have an opportunity to visit the Turtle Rescue Centre. Snacks and drinks are available at the cafe's situated at both ends of the beach. There are also changing/toilet facilities at the beach.
The nearest airport is Dalaman which is a 25 minute drive away. Once in Dalyan car hire is not essential as we are so close to everything you could need. The town itself is quite small, and everything is within an easy walk of the villa.
Everything is within walking or cycling distance in Dalyan. The villa is within very easy reach of restaurants, bars and the gorgeous river.
Dalyan town itself is compact stretching only a mile in any direction from the centre, and is framed by a glorious backdrop of pine clad mountains in every direction. The flatness of town makes it a perfect place for walking with children or the elderly, and it's a delight to cycle around. For more active holidaymakers there are forests and hiking hills all within walking distance.
Dalyan is also distinguished by it's lack of package tourists though there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. There is a market on Saturday’s selling fresh local produce, clothing and tourist items.
The town has a bank, ATMs, a post office and a number of well stocked supermarkets centred around the town square. This is where you'll also find the Dolmus (bus) area for trips to surrounding attractions. Dalyan is on the riverside where you can access the numerous boat trips, including crossing the river to the Kaunos tombs and amphitheatre. The boats can also take you to the beach, or you might enjoy a moonlight cruise to the lake, crab fishing or bird watching. There are also hot springs and mud baths at the nearby Koycegiz lake.
Fethiye and Olu Deniz are a 50 minute drive away, with Marmaris being about a 75 minute drive. Both Marmaris and Fethiye offer ferry services to Rhodes.