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Andrew McOwan

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Exclusive Retreat with fantastic Sea Views...

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Turkey - Mimosa Evi

Luxury Self-catering rental Villa in Turkey with private pool.

Imagine breathtaking Sea views in front and a Pine Forest wilderness behind. This luxury Villa must surely have one of the best locations in the beautiful village of Faralya. Set in beautiful terraced gardens enclosing a private swimming pool which is virtually chlorine-free. The location of this villa ensures there is always sunshine in the pool area in the mornings as well as afternoons and evenings.

Inside, you will find luxury-grade furnishing with designer kitchen and rainfall showers in each of the 3 bathrooms. There are 5 bedrooms each with air-con. large comfortably furnished living room with floor to ceiling panoramic views of the Aegean sea, complete with comfortable sofas, satellite television, DVD player and an open fireplace for the cooler evenings. Opening out onto a large marble terrace with full sea view, ideal for al fresco dining whilst watching the magnificent sunsets.

More on the Location...... Faralya is accessed by a lovely mountain road with spectacular views down to the sea. It is a small unspoilt turkish village with the famous tourist resort of Olu Deniz just a 15 minute drive away.

Faralya is a relaxing hillside village, where guests will see the real Turkey. The village has developed over the last 20 years, as before that access was by way of donkey or boat! In terms of eating out in the evenings, there are several small boutique hotels within 10 mins walking distance of the villa, or a short drive ( one of which Kate Moss hired out the week before her wedding). There are also village pancake houses, that also serve freshly caught fish and traditional turkish meals.

Faralya has a number of hidden gems, canyoning down into the famous Butterfly Valley, the famous Lycian Walkway which passes close to the villa. Faralya has three beaches within 10 mins drive. Aktas which is very close to the villa, has no sand but volcanic rock to explore and jump into the crystal sea from. Kabak beach is just a 5 min drive away, there is a jeep safari which takes 5 mins through the hillside to reach the beach, very enjoyable. Kidrak beach is 10 mins drive and 5 mins from the famous Olu Deniz beach and Blue Lagoon, these are far busier than the others. Olu Deniz is famous for its beach and paragliding.

The villagers are very proud of Faralya and love nothing more than offering tourists a glass of 'Cay' tea whilst on their walks and teaching you a few turkish words. You will see goats and the odd cow being grazed in the hills during the day and locally produced honey is always available.

Fethiye is the closest large town being a 30 min drive away, which has the harbour, shops and large markets, although there are closer shops and restaurants in Olu Deniz for a change of scenery.


Excerpt from The Times, February 20, 2010

'Secret Turkey: six hidden holiday spots'


Twenty minutes beyond the bling and bright lights of Olu Deniz, the hillside village of Faralya feels like another world. The road winds along beside the sea before climbing vertiginously and snaking around the edge of Butterfly Valley, a sheer-sided gash in the mountain with a beautiful, boat-accessible beach at the bottom.

Faralya is the sort of village where the shops are still vine-clad shacks offering pide (Turkish flatbreads) and çorba (soup), and there’s a giddy, merciful lack of neon.

A good range of places to stay includes simple backpacker pensions to a couple of stylish boutique hotels (don’t let this put you off, there really isn’t much else). The Lycian Way, a long-distance walking route, runs through the village and there are other waymarked trails from its centre.


There are many restaurants in Faralya: a new one just opened which is 5 minites walk from the villa. They are friendly village restaurants and you can certainly drop in anytime for a meal or a snack without a reservation. You can also eat out in Olu Deniz where there is a huge choice of larger restaurants. For a more up-market restaurant in Faralya : Mandarin boutique hotel.

About the beaches.....

Olu Deniz beach: (free) 20 minutes drive: very child friendly, big beach, has won awards, watersports, lots of holiday-makers. beach front bars, shops.

The Blue Lagoon: adjacent to Olu Deniz beach: pedalos, shallow water, no waves, fee to enter.

Kabak beach: (free) 5 min drive + 20m walk down (or jeep transfer down/ up available)

great sand/pebble beach, steep walk down through 'tree houses', backpackers restaurants. Usually not many people.

Kidrak beach: near Lykiaworld, 10 min drive, Fee to enter. Great sandy beach. not many people. more peaceful than Olu Deniz, need to take own food.

Aktas beach: 2 min drive + 10m walk through pine forest: large flat rocks, shelving into the sea. Great fun to climb around. Great for snorkelling, swimming, very unspoilt, not many people there, often no-one else. May have to keep an eye out on young children if you have any and supervise any climbing of big rocks.

More on activities......

There are many activities on sale at Olu Deniz for children or adults. Also go-karting in Hisaronu, boating trips, waterpark in Hisaronu, parascending and Paragliding landing on Olu Deniz beach (one of the best places for tandem paragliding in the world). Horse riding in Kaya village or Hisaronu. Fishing trips can be arranged from Olu Deniz.

Turkish gifts: you will not struggle to find these!! they are everywhere in Olu Deniz. Also the harbour area in Fethiye is good for quality shops. The markets are full of bargains, although the Fethiye Saturday market is more for Turkish shoppers mainly fruit and veg, turkish delight, nuts etc.

This property enjoys the perfect combination of typical turkish village life and all the modern appliances.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew McOwan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just back from a fantastic time at Mimosa Villa. We all agreed it was

probably one of the best holidays we have had. We are envious of your beautiful villa, you have done a superb job and the views!!!!!!! what can I say. The locals were very

friendly and Nicola looked after us very well. It was our first visit to Turkey but certainly not our last and hopefully you will let us come to your villa again.
Jun 2012
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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Exclusive Retreat with fantastic Sea Views...
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Enjoyable holiday in an amazing Villa and area

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Area and villa, very clean, modern and has the best views. Enjoyed the weather, beaches and activities, the swimming pool is well located in the front of the villa, it was fun.

Nicola is really helpful and friendly, she provided assistance and nice advice about the area and services, thanks Nicola.

Abid & Jill + 6 other family members.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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North yorkshire england.

Beautiful, fabulous villa and location.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful,fantastic location.high up in the mountains with stunning sunsets.Yet ideally situated for gorgeous beaches and walks.The villa is superb with everthing you want and Andrew and Nicola providing a excellent welcoming pack.In fact nothing is too much trouble they provide a real home from home stay and everything was first class.spacious rooms,comfortable bedrooms,clean pool and a wonderful Turkish chill out zone both upstairs and out on the balcony.Andrew recommended the Paragliding,its a must, at one of the worlds best sites in the world [6500 ft high].Wow!,what a experience.It was the first time we had experienced anything like it.A car is a must which along with the transfers were kindly organised by the owners.The Local restaurant was just like Tavernas were 20-30 years ago but there are many boutique,Turkish and other eating places in nearby Olu Deniz..Definitely recommend the villa as this was our third year in Turkey staying three weeks each time in different villas.This was one of the best we have stayed in.ENJOY.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Great holiday place

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with fantastic views from the garden and pool. We had a really enjoyable week there with 2 teenage children! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in outstanding situation. Views were unsurpassable. Owners very helpful. Local beaches well worth visit. Our first visit to Turkey - won't be our last.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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Mimosa Evi

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place - stunning scenery plenty of activies if required but if your just looking for relaxation its ideal. The locality is undeveloped but if you want some nightlife olu deniz is not far away- this is the real unsoilt turkish turquiose coast ! The villa is finished to a very high standard and we wanted for nothing during our stay - we will definately return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Wellington, New Zealand


  • 5 of 5

Review submitted by Liz from Wellington, New Zealand 10/09/2008

We've just returned home after travelling for 6 weeks and our time at Mimosa Evi was the highlight. Nicola & Andrew have fitted out the villa beautifully and it accommodated 2 families holidaying together perfectly. The pool was well used by the children - starting at 7am right up until 8pm when the lighting provides for a lovely nightime dip. Although the villa is somewhat isolated, once we got used to the road it provided for us the perfect Turkish experience, without the congestion of overpopulated holiday resorts and typical tourist traps of nearby Oludeniz. If you are looking for a holiday with nightlife on hand and enjoy being surrounded by other holidaymakers, Mimosa Evi is probably not for you. If, however, you prefer to meet the people, try out your phrasebook Turkish, eat the way the locals do and enjoy your evenings drinking in the magical sunsets while sipping a cold one on the verandah, Mimosa Evi will not disappoint! We will have wonderful memories of our time in Faralya for a long time to come.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Village Restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Faralya is an area of outstanding natural beauty, away from the tourist traps: this is 'real' Turkey. It is accessed by a lovely coastal mountain road. There are 2 stunning beaches within easy walking distance. Have a 40 minute walk down to the unspoilt sandy beach at Kabak, or 15 minutes down to a beautiful usually deserted rocky beach with fabulous rock formations and crystal clear water: perfect for swimming or snorkelling.

The famous 'Lykian Way' walking trail is easily reached from behind the villa..

20 minutes drive to Olu Deniz resort where there are dozens of great restaurants and plenty of activities on offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Oludeniz, Lycian & Turquoise Coast

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Please note these rates are for a maximum 5 people. For larger groups, additional charges apply ( £80.00 per week per person for bookings over 5 people.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Turkey in Europe

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rainfall Shower, thermastatic taps, granite bowl sink.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rainfall Shower, thermastatic taps, granite bowl sink.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rainfall Shower, thermastatic taps, granite bowl sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Kosk area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is a large wardrobe in each of the downstairs bedrooms. Upstairs, the ceiling is lower and instead we provide hooks and a chest of drawers. There is a sofabed in the upstairs Kosk area for a nineth person if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
PLEASE NOTE: The prices quoted are for a maximum of 5 people. Please visit our website mimosavilla. com or contact the owner for a quote on larger groups. The pool depth is approx 6 ft: non-swimmers are advised to use floatation aids. The Pool is bounded by posts and chains as seen in the photos. Not suitable for very young children unsupervised. There is a new flat screen TV: There are a few good english- speaking channels, and also a large selection of english-speaking DVD's provided and of course you are welcome to bring your own.

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