About this rental
Sleeps 8 in 3 double and 1 twin bedroom. 4 bathrooms (3 ensuite)
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(Sleeps: 9)
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Bath with shower
Toilet · Shower
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 9
Minimum age to rent: 25
Please use locks to lock bicycles whilst out in town.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
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About Ruth Drewett
Mulberry House is my own holiday retreat. It is where I go as often as possible to completely relax and unwind. I work hard in the UK (as we all seem to!) in a challenging but very rewarding special school and I need Mulberry House to unwind. It has been, and still is, a wonderful place for my children, now young adults to explore, climb through waterfalls, go trekking, snorkelling and white water rafting in a stunning and beautiful environment. It has captured their imaginations and is their place of choice to stay in the world. This for me is not a business, it is a passion and I simply let out my Turkish home to ensure that it is managed and maintained while I am in the UK. My house in England is the equivalent, an old stone house, with a constant need for maintenance! My own personal favourite trip is the Kaunos Tours Starlight cruise. You take a boat on to the lake at dusk and after a trip to the mud baths and swimming in the lake, the captain will light a barbecue on the boat. It is amazing to swim in the warm waters in the dark and float looking up at the stars. After the meal we lie on the roof of the boat looking up at the sky and count all the shooting stars!
Ruth Drewett purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Ruth Drewett chose Ortaca
I fell in love with Dalyan in 2001 and came back again in 2003. It was then I decided to buy a small property. I spent 1 week looking at all kinds of villas and small Turkish houses. The Turkish houses that won my heart . Eventually I bought Mulberry house because I fell in love with the Mulberry tree! It needed lots of renovation and eventually, due to council restrictions, it was completely rebuilt with earthquake foundations, modern bathrooms and a more open living space. I also have the luxury of a real working open fire place which really warms the house in the winter. It is a truly special house, quite different from the villas in Dalyan as for me it captures an essence of the real Turkey both past and present. I love the location being out of Dalyan and a more rural location. In 2021 two more bedrooms have been added in the roof space and there is a new swimming pool. These were added to accomodate with my own growing family!
What makes this Cottage unique
Mulberry House or Dut Evi as it is in Turkish is not a typical villa. It is a house that a Turkish family would live in and as such it can function as a home all year round. It has recently had a new pool and air conditioning in the bedrooms. There is nothing more relaxing than gently swinging in one of the hammocks under the eucalyptus and mulberry trees reading a book with a breeze wafting over you. Occasionally the odd chicken from the farm next door appears with a few little chicks and is heard scuffling around in the leaves. At night the lack of light pollution means that the stars are incredibly clear. Being 2 km out of Dalyan makes it a cooler place to be and the bicycles are simply to allow a faster trip into Dalyan.
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