Historic Old Stone House in Rural Village Offers Comfort & Character(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Stunning, very spacious villa sleeps up to 12. Private but central location
Furnished with hand made furniture and antique, carved wood there are many places from which to enjoy the wonderful views of the garden, pool & mountains.
Sakin Bahce (Tranquil Garden) sits in a large, walled garden offering space & privacy. Fruit trees including fig & pomegranate together with the small kitchen garden supply the freshest of fruit, vegetables and herbs. Numerous roses, shrubs and plants provide colour and scent.
The oval pool is 9.5 x 4.5 metres with water flowing over the edge to provide the soothing sound of a gentle waterfall.
Breathe in the mountain air; soak up the village atmosphere and relax in your own personal retreat.
Things to do: You could just enjoy relaxing in the garden with the occasional swim in the pool. However, there is much to do within the local area including great walks, an abundance of historical sites, sailing, shopping, pampering and eating out.
We have been visiting this area of Turkey since 1991 and know the area well. Based on our experience we'd recommend the following activities:
Charter a boat for the day and really get to appreciate the outstanding coastline of the greater Fethiye Bay.
Vist the ancient site of Pinara, Tlos, Xanthos, Letoon & Patara - all within apprximately one hour of Sakin Bahce
Walk around Kadyanda ( Lycian & Roman ruined city) and vist the rock tombs hidden in the forest above Uzumlu.
Watch the sun go down & the many paragliders at Turkey's most famous beach (Olu Deniz)
Soak up the atmosphere as you walk around the deserted village of Kaya Koy.
Experience a Turkish bath and massage
Enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast - we have two favourite venues; one in a mountain setting and one closer to the coast - both serve home grown & cooked seasonal food.
If you have any questions about the local area and what it can offer, please get in touch.
Member since: 2011
- 500 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Bedroom 1 is on the first floor. It opens onto its own balcony and also to a large covered terrace with comfortable seating. Bedroom 2 is located on the ground floor and has French doors opening onto a sunny, private courtyard. Bedroom 3 has dual aspect views and is also on the ground floor. Bedroom 4 had a traditional wooden 'Cumba' a kind of walk in bay window. Bedroom 5 has dual aspect views of the mountains. Bedrooms 6 & 7 are in the apartment and have ceilings that reduce in height towards the outside edge. All bedrooms have furniture handmade by local craftsmen from chestnut or cedar wood. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. A cot is available....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Towels are provided and all bathrooms have a hair dryer.
- The walls of the house are half a metre thick stone (more in places) and as such enable the interior of the house to stay a little cooler in the heat of the summer. The entrance hall has hand made 2 seater sofa & 2 chairs. It offers a quiet, shady place to sit. The living room is located on the first floor and contains several antique, carved wooden doors and furniture hand made in reclaimed oak. There is a television, DVD player & Ipod docking station. The living room opens onto a large covered terrace with rugs & cushions forming a relaxed area. It's a good place to sit and have a morning coffee, a quiet place to read a book out of the sun or to lie & have a snooze. The large dining table is normally located on the ground floor covered terrace providing shade for more comfortable eating. In cooler months the table is moved inside to the entrance hall/ dining room. The apartment has its own small kitchenette and an open terrace with panoramic views. A high chair and cot are available....moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Tumble Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils:
Guests often comment on how well equipped the kitchen is. There is ample crockery/ cutlery for up to 14 guests. Pans, cooking utensils, a hand blender, plastic storage containers, etc. are provided....moreless
- Beach Towels
Deck / Patio:
The second floor terrace has wide reaching views across the village to the mountains. The ground floor terrace lies bewteen the house & the pool steps. There is space for tables & chairs in both....moreless
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
- Taxes Not included
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm the booking. The balance must be received 6 weeks prior to arrival or immediately if the period of time to arrival is less than this.
The fees include exclusive use of the house and garden, twice weekly cleaning, all linen & towels.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Located close to the centre of Uzumlu and just 20 minutes from the pretty town of Fethiye, this is a great location for exploring the Turquoise coast and the many natural & historical sites in this region of South West Turkey. It's also a place to experience life in a traditional, authentic Turkish village. Local women weave cloth on wooden looms; goatherds move their flocks through the narrow streets, families come together to pick the olive crop and men sit in the tea house playing backgammon over a glass of tea.
The house itself is one of the old village houses now protected by a conservation zone.Only 5 minutes on foot to the village square, the house is situated within a walled garden hidden at the end of a small street. It has its own gated parking area and offers a great deal of privacy.
The nearest beach is less than 20 minutes by car and Olu Deniz only 40 minutes. Fethiye offers a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema and plenty of water sports.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Originally from Dumfries in Scotland and Saddleworth in England we now live in Cheshire. When we first visitied Fethiye in 1991 we fell in love with the stunning scenery, archaeological history and culture.We've also come to love the warmth of Turkish hospitality and traditional Turkish cuisine. We have travelled to many great places in the world, but the Fethiye area of Turkey has a special place in our hearts. Sakin Bahce is not just a holiday rental, it is our home.
Why the Owner Chose Üzümlü, Yeni, Yeşilüzümlü/Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey:
We were staying with Turkish friends in Kaya Koy when we decided to spend an afternoon looking at property. We wanted to live alongside local people in a village community. We went to Uzumlu ( about 20 kms) from Fethiye and saw two old houses which had just been restored / extended. We were immediately drawn to the idea of giving new life to an old village house. Our architect showed us the derelict building and together we spent a year creating what is now our much loved home. It's also a very special place. The villagers tell us it was once the home of the village Governer. It is the largest, renovated house in the area. From all aspects there are fabulous views of the surrounding mountains.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
To stay here is to enjoy a little piece of Turkish history combined with modern comforts. Situated within a conservation zone, the house has a great location tucked away at the end of a cul de sac. It is private yet less than 5 minutes on foot from the centre of the village. Recent guests described the garden as an 'Edenic paradise'. The renovation combines many traditional features and materials with some of the necessities of modern life such as air conditioned bedrooms. We love our home and continue to invest in it. In autumn 2015 we had the sitting room furniture re-upholstered and new curtains and blinds made.
Links to more information:
Looking over the pool to the house
A side view of Sakin Bahce
view from the bottom of the garden.
2st floor sitting room
Main bedroom with doors to Juliet balcony.
Ground floor double bedroom & doors to private patio
first floor twin bedroom
Small galley kitchen in the apartment / 2 nd floor
Lounge on cushions on the first floor terrace
Sunset at the beach
View of the garden and pool at sunset
Pool & Garden taken from the roof terrace
Dinner on the terrace
First floor sitting room
Main bedroom en-suite
Ground floor twin bedroom
2nd floor double bedroom
Welcom to Sakin Bahce
Beautiful Fethiye bay and a day on the water
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