Villa in Uzumlu, Fethiye-Olu Deniz, Aegean Region, Turkey - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa With Private Pool, Gardens And Mountain Views
About D Lodge
We have been married for 20 years and have 2 teenage children. We live in North West England and both have very busy jobs. We have done a lot of travelling over the years and we wanted a place of our own where we could kick back and relax. We chose Turkey because it is such a beautiful and varied country. The food is great and the people are friendly. There is also so much to do in Turkey and the cost of living is considerably cheaper than the UK. However, the climate has to be the biggest attraction. With fantastic hot summers and short winters, it really is a wonderful place to be.
Why D Lodge chose Üzümlü
We chose Uzumlu as it is away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal resorts yet within very easy reach of a wide range of attractions as well as beautiful beaches. The villa is close to the laid back unspoilt village of Uzumlu but in a more peaceful location. We fell in love with the villa, it's position and the uninterrupted views across the valley. The landscape is truly breathtaking. The villa is one of six villas and therefore not isolated but due to it's front line position it offers privacy. It is south west facing and therefore benefits from the sunshine all day long. We were looking for a villa with a pool that was light, spacious and also had lots of outdoor space. We were so lucky to find Villa Maria, it really is so peaceful and relaxing, you don't want to go home!
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Maria has beautiful views from every window. It is almost 360 degree panoramic views and this is what we love about the villa. The pool is lovely to swim and cool down in and the steps into the pool are great to sit on and enjoy a relaxing drink or read a book. We love seeing the farmer bring his goats to graze on the land in front of the villa and watching the birds. It really is the best of both worlds, peace and tranquility in abundance yet a few minutes away all the amenities and restaurants and bars you may need.
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Villa Maria was and is a perfect example of tranquillity and peacefulness. Nestled on the outskirts of the small village of Uzumlu with a lovely mountain range backdrop. The views are just lovely. The local people in the village are both helpful and friendly and you should not be afraid to visit any of the small local markets or restaurants, indeed I would highly recommend it. Whilst Fethiye is 20kms away it is still close enough for all your needs with good roadways and directions, in fact I would highly recommend several visits to some very good restaurants.
The villa itself was extremely clean, well maintained and equipped, set out perfectly with a lovely mezzanine overlooking the living room. Open plan with very good lighting which made the whole house feel light and breezy. I have stayed in many villa’s over the years but a further feature of Villa Maria which you do not always get is the number of outside seating areas, 4 to be exact, so it does not matter the direction of the breeze you will be able to situate yourself accordingly. I may also add the wifi was also very good which is not always the case.
Both Debbie (Owner) and Metin (Villa Manager) were excellent. They both answered texts or emails very quickly and gave good direction for all questions asked, thank you both.
In short, this is a beautiful villa in a lovely peaceful location run by very nice and truly helpful people, I cannot recommend this villa enough and, for the first time ever, we are seriously considering a 2nd visit to a villa with friends.
Home in the sun
This was our second time renting Villa Maria and really does feel like our home in the sun. The location is perfect whether you just wish to laze by the pool and enjoy the beautiful views or use as a base to visit the harbour areas.
We used the kitchen more frequently this time and found everything we needed. The local village is a short trip down the mountain (you will need a car!) and the small friendly shops had all for our day to day needs. For a larger shop we used the Tesco style MMS store (formally KIPA) in Fethiye (has a Burger King next door if you are feeling lazy!)
We did eat out just the once this time at the local Cadiana restaurant just outside Uzumlu village one evening and found it a lovely friendly venue with good food (and lots of it!).
Debbie as host is wonderful to arrange the stay with and her local management team very quick to attend for any issues if they arise.
Overall a wonder experience we would recommend wholeheartedly
Very high quality villa in the most amazing tranquil setting, with a vista across the valley to die for. Beautifully decorated throughout. Great pool area and superb outside patios, dining and relaxation areas. We ate regularly at the villa at the dining table situated in the shade of an almond tree. Holiday heaven. No need to cook either as local restaurants all deliver delicious and fantastic value takeaways direct to the villa (details given to us by the very helpful owner Debbie) When you fancy a trip into Uzumlu town there are also a number of high quality bars and restaurants to enjoy, which we did regularly. Fethiye only 20 minutes away in the car, and worth a trip too, though there is enough in Uzumlu to please all. Only slight negative for us had nothing to do with the villa. We shared it with a couple of friends, and he was an insomniac who pottered around from 5am every morning, and couldn’t sit still during the day, whereas his wife often enjoyed the local vino a bit too much and slept it off on the lounges most of the day! On one memorable night she fell asleep at midnight, sozzled, and curled up like a poodle on one of the external lounge chairs, bedded in for the night. He surveyed the situation, threw a blanket over her, yawned, and said “I’m off to bed, she does it all the time”. She eventually awoke and meandered back inside and upstairs about 5am, just as he was getting up! Hopefully they’ll not read this review! We’ve booked the villa already for next year....not sure who’s joining us though yet.
Villa Maria May 2019
Villa Maria is an outstanding high quality, well maintained and fully equipped, itset in beautiful location with stunning views.
Debbie the owner is helpful and responsive.
We will look forward to another visit
Super well equipped villa in stunning location
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay in Villa Maria, Debbie has thought of everything to make your holiday enjoyable. Thanks Debbie.
Very nice modern villa
Lovely location locals so nice & friendly & villa beautifully quiet with a great pool. Can’t recommend it enough
Special interest holidays:
Nearest Beach : Calis at 15 Kilometres
A car is recommended when staying at the villa and there is ample parking for a number of cars within the villa grounds.
Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Fethiye at 15 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Fethiye at 15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : Fethiye at 10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub : Uzumlu Village at 2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski : Seki at 105 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : Uzumlu Village at 2 Kilometres
Villa Maria is just 50 minutes drive from Dalaman airport and 2kms from the friendly village of Uzumlu where you will experience the real, unspoilt Turkey. Uzumlu which in Turkish means 'grape', has numerous vineyards and a traditional lifestyle. You will find a number of bars and excellent restaurants specialising in home-made dishes. There are also many local conveniences such as a bakery, butchers, cafe and a number of grocery stores. There really is everything to hand in the village that you may need during your stay. On Friday the village hosts a market where you can buy wonderfully fresh local produce.
The coast is just a 15 minute drive away where you will find more excellent restaurants, bars and shops together with water sport activities. Fethiye is 15 minutes drive where there is all the facilities of a town. It has a fish and vegetable market as well as hosting the biggest market in the area every Tuesday. You can enjoy choosing your own fish at the fish market and taking it to one of the local restaurants who will cook it for you. This bustling town also has a harbour where you can explore the surrounding islands by boat.
Within 20 minutes of Uzumlu are a number of holiday resorts including Calis which has a beach and a promenade as well as a variety of restaurants and bars. Also close by in the hills are the holiday resorts of Ovacik, Hisaronu and Olu Deniz. For those looking for excitement and night life, the resort of Hisaronu offers restaurants, bars, nightclubs, karaoke bars as well as a range of shops. The much photographed Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz is just a 25 minute drive away with it's beautiful crystal clear waters, shops and night-life. All of these resorts lie within the hills surrounded by pine forests. Cadianda, an ancient Roman site and the Lycian way are situated within close proximity to Uzumlu and provide an opportunity to explore the history of this area.