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Restored Village House, Ideal Rural Retreat and Private Pool, Near Akyaka Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Peaceful Valley Views

Beautifully restored Turkish Village House which retains its character and charm whilst providing all modern facilities that holidaymakers require. Set in a tranquil village valley location with a forest backdrop. Private infinity pool and sun terrace with stunning views and small sundeck with waterfall feature. Sleeps 6, 3 bedroom all bedrooms with air-conditioning. Garden courtyard with stone built BBQ, Tandir oven and traditional Turkish lounging area in the shade of Pomegranate trees and alfresco dining area under a grape arbour. Ideal for those that wish to switch off and relax or for those who wish to partake in local activities. Activities including kiteboarding, horse riding, boat trips and hunting, cycling, walking are all available. Beach Resort of Akyaka 12 mins drive, local shops and restaurants 5 mins drive, Marmaris 30 mins, Dalyan 30 mins and Fethiye 90 mins drive all with varied activity and sightseeing opportunities. Transfer from airport aprox 45 mins.

Justine Kavak
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Justine Kavak

We are a Turkish/English couple Melih and Justine Kavak who have been married for 19 years living in Akyaka for the last 10 years. We live in Akyaka in the Summer running a beachfront Hotel and Restaurant and will always be on hand if required to help with local information and anything else you may need. We feel we have the right combination of local knowledge and understanding of what holidaymakers may need to make the most of their holidays in the area. Nothing pleases us more than to see our guests happy and relaxed and enjoying their well deserved break.

Justine Kavak purchased this villa in 2007

Why Justine Kavak chose Turkey

We bought Zambak Villa in 2007 and spent the next 2 years restoring the villa to maintain its original character and charm whilst updating it to provide all modern comforts. The location is ideal to chill out and relax with only the sound of birdsong and the breeze in the 200 year old Kavak Tree opposite the villa to savour whilst floating in the pool.

We also appreciate being near the resort of Akyaka for those that want to sample the local delights of a river or beach side restaurant or bar. This location provides the ideal combination of privacy and tranquility whilst also being within easy reach of a lively Turkish Beach resort. Within 90 mins drive in both directions of Akyaka are some exceptional Turkish natural and ancient wonders just waiting to be discovered.

What makes this villa unique

Zambak Villa is unique as it is partly a restored Turkish Village house with wooden ceilings, internal windows, locally carved cupboard doors and an open fire in the kitchen that can be used to cook in. In this way staying in our villa can give you an insight into the traditional Turkish way of life that still continues in the village.

Of course you can still enjoying all the modern facilities such as a private pool, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen which will make your holiday more comfortable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ula in Mugla

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony and Stunning Valley Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cool and Private Upstairs to Rear of Property
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room on Ground Floor direct access to Pool Terrace
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kite Boarding is very popular in Gokova Bay which is only a 12 min drive away, lessons for all levels can be arranged. The location of the our Villa also makes it an ideal base for walking and cycling local maps and bike hire can also be arranged. Other activities within a short drive of the Villa include Horse Riding at a superb International Standard Riding Centre (8 mins Drive away in Atakoy Village) and White Water Rafting on the Dalaman River (30 mins away).


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Restored Village House, Ideal Rural Retreat and Private Pool, Near Akyaka Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Nature and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Nature and comfort

In September 2015 we spent a three-week vacation time in Zambak Villa. House and estate really merit the labeling Villa. Whereas this former Turkish residential house is spacious, equipped with typical furniture and decoration you will not miss all modern and technical infrastructure. The wonderful green covered courtyard with its pretty pergola and the traditional stone bed designed to cover with cushions and pillows offer the feeling of being entirely isolated from the often so noisy environment.

Although the villa seduced to remain the whole day we used the opportunity to visit the picturesque environment. Comprehensive information material was provided by our host. We were impressed by the beautiful landscape of the Turkish Mediterranean South-West region.

Thank you Justine. We have appreciated your hospitality and engagement. We will keep Zambak Villa in best memory.

H. & CM


  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments so glad you enjoyed your stay at Zambak Villa. We hope you return to see us again one day and further explore our beautiful region, Justine
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 days in early may 2015. The setting and views are really stunning. Mountains, woodland and charming rural smallholdings all around. Local wildlife abounds. Swallows everywhere, Tortoises in the adjoining field, frogs and toads making happy noises at night along with the owls. The villa was well equipped and had all we needed for the stay and the weather was fantastic.

Justine was warm, friendly and helpful as were all the local shops and people we met.

A very peaceful, idyllic setting and only 30 minutes or so to Maramaris which we also thoroughly enjoyed. Look out for Mike (Mahir) Monte Carlo Boat trips from Marmaris, great value and couldn't be nicer.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Zambak. Thank you also for describing all the local wildlife that guests can enjoy its paints a real picture of the setting of Zambak Villa. We hope you may return someday, Justine and Mel
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Peace and tranquillity in a Turkish paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We don't often go back to a place, but we've stayed at Zambak Villa twice now and have booked again for next year. We found the area because of the kitesurfing in the beautiful Gokova Bay, but fell in love with everything about the area and the Villa. Zambak sits on a quiet lane a couple of miles from the main road, amongst hills, forest and traditional farmland. The layout and facilities are perfect for a chilling out holiday, from the pool and private sunbathing area to the beautiful private front patio with trees, hammock, Turkish area, barbecue and tandir oven. It's got everything. We lived outside but the inside space is equally spacious and relaxing.

A car is a must, but Justine will organise a very good deal with a local company. And it's worth it as the town of Akyaka is onlyban easy 10 minute drive away and offers traditional bars and restaurants without the hassle you typically get in better known resorts. Akyaka is a mainly Turkish holiday destination and thus unspoilt by the British holiday mob. No Irish bars or karaoke! But plenty of life if you like it civilised.

Akyaka sits on the edge of Gokova Bay which is fed by numerous springs and streams from the surrounding hills. There is abundant wildlife in the river area rather like the everglades (but no alligators!). There are also

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim and Adrian, we are so glad you enjoy Zambak Villa so much and wish to return time and again. Thank you for your kind comments as you know we really want our guests to get the most out of the villa and explore the local area so all you hints and tips are so helpful. Look forward to seeing you both again in 2016.
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Die Seele einfach bummeln lassen!

  • 4 of 5

Zambak Villa ist von Bergen umgeben und bietet pure Ruhe und Erholung in einer ländlichen Gegend. Wir haben zuerst eine Woche in der noch geräumigeren Sinjap Villa nebenan verbracht und sind dann in die Zambak Villa eingezogen. Zambak Villa ist allerdings für Personen größer als 1,80 meter im Erdgeschoß etwas mühselig, weil man den Kopf immer wieder einziehen muss, um nicht anzustoßen. Wer wirklich abschalten möchte, dem kann man dieses Anwesen aber auch nur empfehlen. Ein Auto ist allerdings notwendig, um Großeinkäufe zu tätigen oder ab und zu etwas zu unternehmen, wie z.B. Akyaka, Marmaris oder andere Orte aufzusuchen. Man bekommt nach fünf Minuten Autofahrt in einem Tante-Emma-Laden des Ortes auch alle für das tägliche Leben notwendigen Lebensmittel und weitere Utensilien. Zu empfehlen ist auch das Restaurant Yörük Ali in der Nähe des Ortes, sonst sollte man aber nach Akyaka fahren, wenn man noch andere Spezialitäten der Region probieren möchte. Als fünfköpfige Familie haben wir uns in der Villa sehr wohl gefühlt, da es quasi an nichts gefehlt hat. Wir vermissen ein wenig Foxi (unseren treuen Hund), der immer auf uns in der Zambak Villa aufgepasst hat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Beach Resort of Akyaka 12 mins drive, local shops and restaurants 5 mins drive, Marmaris 30 mins, Dalyan 30 mins and Fethiye 90 mins drive all with varied activity and sightseeing opportunities. Transfer from airport approx 45 mins.

Google Map Ref 37.046820, 28.434150 Map. Cash Points are available in Akyaka and most restaurants and larger shops accept credit and debit cards. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Post Office in Akyaka or Marmaris at Bureau du Change Offices. Nearest local supermarket 5 mins drive for all basic needs in Kizilyaka Village.

The pretty seadside resort of Akyaka, with its ‘Ula-Mugla’ style of architecture, renowned river restaurants, sandy town beach and the stunning pebble beach at Cinar, is only a 12 minutes drive from the villas. Here you will find boat trips to take you to many of the places of interest.

The Dalyan Delta, designated a wildlife sanctuary since the mid 1980’s is a 30 minute drive away. At the head of the delta lies Lake Koycegiz, a large mystical lake that many years ago formed a natural harbour. The conservationist’s main efforts have been focussed on Iztuzu beach, which remains one of the last remaining nesting sites for Loggerhead sea turtles from May to September. Iztuzu beach has six kilometres of glorious golden sands uninterrupted by human intervention. The beach is rarely, if ever crowded. Here can also be found the ancient rock tombs, originally the resting places of the Kings of Caunos and the Sultaniye hot springs with their therapeutic mud baths.

Cleopatra’s Island – soft white sands and crystal clear waters on Roman ruins. The area is surrounded by green hills and is presently protected by a conservation order.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ula, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0
Departure Clean £50

A departure clean is included in Villa Rental however if a mid stay clean is required an extra fee will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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