Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Oludeniz - Villa Babylon
5 Bedrooms 5 Bath, Interior Designed, Sensational Views, Private Pool, Gardens.
Villa Babylon has an extraordinary setting, perched high above the area to the east of the Olu Deniz seaside resort, providing sensational views of the mountains that reach, on clear days, as far as those that enclose the Gulf of Fethiye. Terraced gardens surround the property, with citrus, peach, fig and pomegranate trees. A walled garden screens the limestone paved poolside. It is is a dream choice for large groups and extended families, particularly those that relish the idea of an outdoor lifestyle. A canopied BBQ terrace presents the perfect covered space for ‘al fresco’ daily life. It is a glamorous family holiday home, somewhere not just to stay but to really enjoy. Recently upgraded, its design, size, elevation and amenities make it the number one choice in Olu Deniz with five individually designed bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, two magnificent lounges, extensive indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, balconies and terraces, all with spectacular mountain views and a private, sun-soaked pool side.
Babylon makes a statement, it is the sort of villa that makes you yearn for a reason to celebrate so that you can gather up a big group of family or friends and whisk them off for the holiday of a lifetime. Designed and cared for with an extraordinary attention to detail, the villa has everything, and so much more, that you could possibly want for a large group holiday. Its interior designed rooms offer a friendly and welcoming style, in a small mountainside villa community. It benefits from extensive outdoor terraced areas, offering true luxury, space, absolute privacy and because of its elevation above the other villas, breathtaking views. A huge, sunset facing, furnished barbecue terrace, paved with fossilised stones, designed with direct access to the gourmet kitchen is a definite focal point and perfect for family gatherings.
Stepping through the gates of Villa Babylon to a charming landscaped courtyard, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from Dilek, the English speaking manager. Expect mood lighting, a fully stocked kitchen, a welcome hamper to ensure you can throw together a meal and even cookbooks for inspiration. You will be able to settle in to your holiday immediately without having to start searching for anything in a foreign country. From the most comfortable mattresses, cotton sheets, black out curtains, sumptuous bathrooms, the latest appliances, a library of holiday reading, an office space, sun lounging to shady reading areas and dining terraces, Villa Babylon caters for the most discerning holiday maker. When you wish to leave the villa, there is a comprehensive guide to the locality including a recommended restaurant list and local guide.
Nestled on a mountain side, you enter the villa on the first floor which houses the family room and open plan gourmet kitchen. On the ground floor which has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the poolside is a spacious open plan living room with TV, Playstation, DVD & Apple TV. This floor also features a spacious double bedroom and an adjacent bathroom with a walk-in drench shower. Back on the first floor double doors lead to a large covered veranda with dining and lounging area with breathtaking views of the pine and almond clad mountainside and valleys. The dining table which seats eight is made from a 200 year old Ottoman cedar door. The entire flooring of the villa is cooling marble and with lots of floor to ceiling sliding glass wall doors and amazing views from all the rooms. All of the outside areas are paved in natural limestone and fossilised rocks and there is off road parking with a gated drive & landscaped walled gardens. Weekly maid service is provided and transfers and car hire can be arranged. Additional maid service and in-house catering can also be arranged.
The second floor contains 3 bedrooms; two twins (one ensuite) and one double and the family bathroom. All have stunning views and two have balconies.
The third floor is dedicated solely to the spacious Master Suite, which has stunning mountain views on both sides and a private spa inspired bathroom featuring a twin jacuzzi tub, separate walk in shower and a private sunset facing terrace with comfy bean bags to enjoy the views.
Designed to take advantage of its hill-top position, with its living space and huge scenic veranda, it is an extravagant place to unwind and re-charge your batteries. The overall feel of the villa is airy, spacious and bright, with stylish interiors that marry contemporary and traditional Turkish design, the latest finishes and technology scattered with Turkish antiques and fine rugs. You get the feeling you are experiencing the best of authentic Turkey in chic surroundings.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- pets considered
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Fergal Prendergast
Born in Ireland, I now live between London and Sao Paulo, Brazil. I graduated in both Hotel Management & Graphic Design and spent years travelling so am inherently in tune with the needs of international guests and take great pleasure in providing a beautiful place to stay.
I manage Villa Babylon by the motto 'No request is too large, no detail too small' and I go to great lengths to ensure your holiday is the very best and look forward to welcoming you.
Fergal Prendergast purchased this villa in 2004
Why Fergal Prendergast chose Oludeniz
Olu Deniz is a magical place, from the sun pouring over the mountains in the still dawn air, the scent of wild flowers, azure blue skies, crystal clear water, there are so many things of beauty in Olu Deniz and so many things to do. The beach itself received Best Beach Award 2012 and is one of the most photographed in the world with year round warm water in spectacular scenery. The Lycian Way, one of the worlds most famous walks is also minutes away. If you enjoy exploring ancient ruins, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kayakoy, an abandoned Greek village is 10 minutes drive. The World Championships for Paragliding take place here each year. From spectacular scenery to nearby bustling towns, colourful vegetable markets and a more laid back approach to life, Olu Deniz is the perfect escape from hectic routines.
I chose Villa Babylon as it is perched above the rest, offering superb views set in magnificent gardens, space to enjoy the Mediterranean sun in complete privacy. I redesigned the interiors with local fabrics, furniture and antiques to create a unique contemporary Turkish environment. If space, style & luxurious marble finishes are what you are looking for, then this is the place for you.
Expect a fully stocked kitchen and a generous welcome hamper so you can throw together a meal and even cookbooks for inspiration. Settle in to your holiday immediately without having to start searching for anything in a foreign country. From the spacious lounges, a gourmet kitchen, the most comfortable mattresses, cotton sheets, marble finished bathrooms, the latest appliances, a library of holiday reading, an office space, sun lounging to shady reading areas, and dining terraces, Villa Babylon caters for all tastes. When you wish to leave the villa, there is a comprehensive guide to the locality including a recommended restaurant list and local guide.
What makes this villa unique
Villa Babylon benefits from many unique features;
It is the largest and most elevated villa in a small mountainside estate set in magnificent mature Mediterranean gardens which ensures complete pool privacy and that you are not overlooked.
A dramatic open-plan kitchen features a 7m countertop and top of the range appliances including a US style fridge-freezer with filtered water and ice, two eye-level ovens, a six ring hob & silent dishwasher.
The top floor dedicated solely to the Master Suite features a King bed, a sunset facing balcony, a sitting area and a double spa inspired bathroom with separate shower.
A wrap round stone-paved sunset barbecue terrace complete with a gas fired American Weber Barbecue (located off the kitchen for ease of use) is one of the many exterior areas for your enjoyment.
Each of the three double bedrooms is on its own level so even three couples in a group have the privacy of their own floor.
With 5 bedrooms served by 4.5 bathrooms, there will be no queues. All rooms are individually designed and feature top quality hotel mattresses, linen and blackout curtains.
Villa Babylon has an industrial electrical supply whereas many Turkish villas are built with substandard electrics.
Double Filtered Water, Ice, a fully stocked kitchen and generous welcome hamper all provided.
High speed Wifi, Laptop and wireless Printer so if you forgot to print your boarding pass you can easily do so at home.
Family Friendly & Secure; Cot, Highchair, Stair Guards provided. An Alarm, CCTV and double perimeter walls provide extra peace of mind and security.
Location; Olu Deniz stretches for miles inland but Villa Babylon is just a 5 minute walk to the beach road where you can pick up the 5min beach shuttle bus. You can walk to local shops and restaurants and taxis are easy to call.
Villa Babylon enjoys a 5 star Home Away rating based on guest reviews.
I believe these features are why other guests have described Villa Babyon as “simply perfect'