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"One of the 12 most romantic properties in the world"- Brides Magazine

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Fully restored 350 year old stone cottage. Totally private/

'Brides' magazine described Beatrix Cottage as one of the [12] most romantic in the world.

It is set on a rocky hillside overlooking the beautiful Kaya Valley, near Fethiye.

The ghost town of Kaya is a mile away. That town is the venue for the drama in Louis de Bernieres' masterpiece 'Birds without wings'. The cottage is recommended in The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.

The cottage is totally private, is entirely detached from its neighbours, and the ideal resting place for stressed out professionals. [Or honeymooners].

There are local beaches, simple restaurants and basic supplies in the nearby village. There is no disco or 'Red Lion'.

There are two swimming pools within walking distance. Fethiye town is a short drive away and there are beaches which can be reached by public transport, just 6 km from the cottage. The village is steeped in history and your hosts are a mine of information.

Your Hosts: John and Bea enjoy their guests

Car: not necessary

Fethiye town is the ideal center for most holidays. Unlike other centers it remained a working town. Kaya is a farming valley offering the minimum facilities for the 'average' tourist. There are excellent restaurants however. The walking is superb and the village people still maintain the hospitality for which Turkey is famous.

Local produce is available from neighbours and for more serious cooks Fethiye has the best produce market on the coast.

Great walking country. A car is recommended for a two week stay.

Please note that Dalaman is by far the nearest airport.

Der naechste Flughafen ist Dalaman.

Other Activities: Archeology, nature

More Details

Beatrix Bonchis
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Beatrix Bonchis

Of German origin, now duel German/Turkish citizen married solo sailor John and restored a stone ruin in Kaya Valley now living in a similar cottage 80 meters below Beatrix Cottage.

Beatrix Bonchis purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Beatrix Bonchis chose Fethiye

The first self catering cottage in the village and stubbornly "village" though with basic amenities. Totally private but within walking distance of basic village shops and within easy reach of Fethiye town for boat trips, more serious shopping and tours. Mountain bikes included if required. Delicious welcome meal and generous breakfast/starter pack.

Fully equipped for self catering including all linen and beach towels.

The village has a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance. Three or four have swimming pools open to day guests. Occasional music nights.

No disco or "Red Lion".

What makes this cottage unique

The valley is famous for the "Ghost Town" of Kaya, abandoned by the Christian population in 1923. We discovered the ruin of Beatrix Cottage 26 years ago and restored it. We lived in it ourselves for several years before moving into a larger house nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fethiye in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One WC, washroom and shower. Modern European standards, fully tiled and tissues will flush.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Lounge/bedroom. One double bed and one folding bed available. Suitable for family and child.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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The Kaya valley is famous for the so-called "Ghost Town" previously known by the Christian i...
Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Easy walking in typical Turkish village and more demanding walking in mountains and forests. Expert guidance from hosts John and Bea.

Bird watching and other nature guide books available. Spectacular Lycian cities within range and spectacular Saklikent Gorge with ice cold water. Fabulous beaches include Olu Deniz.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price includes substantial welcome meal and breakfast/starter pack following morning.
Free tour of valley first day if wanted. [Skoda Tour!]

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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