The villa is to an outstanding standard designed by the owners with the finest attention to detail in both aesthetic and functional characteristics. It is set in 2000 sq.m. landscaped exotic Mediterranean gardens at the edge of small, quiet, unspoilt village backing to the pine forest yet only 15km from lively Marmaris as a retreat with beauty and comfort for discerning individuals and families. It has wine and fragrant jasminium covered verandas for morning and afternoon shade with vernacular stone oven-BBQ and an outdoor sitting room under a bourganviella festooned stone arch overlooking the lush garden with the forested hills at the background. The furnishings are custom built by craftsman and exquisite, set in spacious, bright and cool rooms, each with beautiful views of the forest and the sea. Hisaronu is unique in the peninsula with its constant gentle, cool breeze and unspoilt real village atmosphere with authentic restaurants, corner shops and local produce market.
Villa on Bozburun Peninsula, Marmaris, Turkey - Secluded, Peaceful Location Surrounded by Pine Forest in an Authentic Village
- english, turkish, Turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- 29 Nov 2018
About Ayfer Woolley
I am an UK trained landscape designer and live between UK, Istanbul and Hisaronu. We spent many family holidays in the villa not only for the sun and the sea but beautiful fresh early spring with an abundance of wild flowers as well as calm and quiet pleasantly hot extended summers well into late autumn. I wanted to share the pleasures of this unspoilt peninsula in a beautiful setting with discerning guests.
Why Ayfer Woolley chose Hisarönü
I love in this area the way pine cladded forests descend right into the water, reflecting on clear turquoise waters creating beautiful sceneries with layers of mountains as the backdrop. There are several small authentic fishing villages on the peninsula with waterfront restaurants, cafes serving delicious home made Turkish cuisine at very reasonable prices as well as sophisticated marinas with exquisite international cuisine. Village people are friendly and welcoming and treat the villa guests as their own and want them to leave with happy memories and a good impression of the country. Weekly local market is good for shopping for local produce and gifts.
What makes this Villa unique
There is something for everybody, quiet beaches as well as aqua parks, water sports and riding centres, in lively Marmaris shops, restaurants, bars and cafes...All the time a peaceful, quiet cool villa to return to and chill out in a unique, tastefully refurbished, private, authentic villa complimented with all the modern comforts.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
A wonderful wonderful house in a beautiful, peaceful location
Apart from the slight challenge of finding the house first time .. everything about it was lovely. The house has so many different places to sit .. morning on the first floor balcony with views over the sea; breakfast at the little table in the shade outside the kitchen window, lunch at the long table on the other side of the kitchen looking out over the extraordinary gardens cascading down to the pool; afternoons by the pool (which we shared, very amicably, with a few, very non-confrontational and friendly bees - who, like us, seemed to love the gorgeous flowers which were everywhere), evening meals again at the long table under the pergola of vines, late night chats at the loungers by the (unused - more than warm enough for us) fireplace in the garden; then to bed in the amazing master bedroom with four poster and views down the room through the windows to the distant (an easy 1km walk) sea. A house we'd love to go back to. Everything one could ask in a luxury villa.
You were most welcome Oli, all the locals you met think so also, what a friendly nice visitors you were! Thank you for your complimentary remarks, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to having you back at the villa soon.
This is a really lovely house where we have now returned three times.
Yet again we had a lovely stay at Villa Ayfer, this year with an even bigger and better area for outside dining and BBQ. The property is very close to the newly opened Carian Way walk which is well worth exploring. We very much hope to return to this idyllic spot yet again.
I am really pleas d that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to have you as our guests at villa Ayfer again. Look forward to welcoming you in the future.
An idyllic property
We have just returned from holidaying for the second year in a row in Ayfer's beautiful house. For us - a family of five with children aged 21, 18 and 14, it provided the perfect holiday, which is why we returned. I hope that we will be able to come back many times in the future. The location is spot on - slightly off the beaten track, and therefore peaceful and away from the bustle of Marmaris, but also within easy reach of all that Marmaris has to offer. It is also close to some truly wonderful beaches (with opportunities for catamaran sailing very close by) some lovely seaside villages, boat trips and delicious fish restaurants. There is also some spectacular culture within easy reach, including ancient Greek cities like Knidos (a sunset trip is a must) and Lycian rock tombs in Dalyan. But what makes it all so special is that the house itself, with its beautiful garden and pool, is a really lovely place just to be if you don't feel like going anywhere at all!
This was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed - a really beautiful house in a lovely area, and we really could not have asked for more. The owner was incredibly helpful and hospitable - even from a distance - helping us, for example, repair a flat tyre with local assistance. This kind of thing made us feel truly well looked after and was a real bonus on top of staying in such a lovely place. Highly recommended.
Such a lovely villa. A bit out of the way but nice. There were flowers all around the garden but they attracted bees. Not just one or two but hundreds. We couldn't use the pool, we tried twice but were chased by bees. The pool surface was covered in dead and live bees. I would say around a 100 or so. The pool shower was inaccessible as the bush which I guess should have been next to it, surrounded it along with the bees. If you like bees you will be in heaven there. The pool was cleaned a handful of times by the gardener but that wasn't enough. The pathways are so overgrown you have to get out of the villa through the swarms. Such a shame.
The villa was cleaned once during the two week visit which really wasn't enough.
One day we had to wrap up to get through the bees swarming around the flowers on the exit pathway to the drive. We couldn't use the outside at all and was so looking forward to using the BBQ.
There is a beautiful outside eating area Such a shame.
Beautiful area with lovely views. You could sit on the upstairs balcony without too much trouble from bees.
Ayfer was really good and sorted any problems we had.
The local beach was very nice and Zara who runs the restaurant was lovely with fresh foods.
No taxi company nearby, only the airport transfer we used and he is expensive. Charged 40 lira return to go to beach. It was about 2 miles.
Such a shame for such a nice villa to be stuck inside.
There is a resident cat which we were unaware of until we arrived. She is lovely but left a nice parcel on the rug one morning.
I am sorry to hear that Kim and her friend did not enjoy the villa and the garden in its natural setting surrounded by flora and fauna. The garden is full of flowers and wild life and naturally attracts insects and some honey bees which are collecting pollen and never in numbers as hugely exaggerated by Kim and not aggressive at all. We arrived the day they left and happily using the villa, garden and the pool without any disturbance by the bees. Neither any of the previous guests visited the villa in the last six years had any complaints about the bees, on the contrary always complimented the garden and the unspoilt natural setting and praised it as a natural paradise. Still I can understand Kim and the friend must have a phobia of bees but disappointed that as they did not appreciated the nature and the beauty. Also Ibrahim the gardener attends the pool and the garden daily and never had a sting so far! Cleaning is clearly stated that provided once a week and if the guests require further maid service it can be arranged at extra cost. I understand that they also used the airport transfer car as a private driver for beach visits back and from with added visits to the local mini market to do their shopping on the way back for 40TL. I am surprised that Kim did not mention any problems about the bees in our conversations during their stay and sorry that they felt threatened.
Lovely villa in beautiful surroundings
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday at your villa. It really is a special place and fell in love with it from the moment we arrived. We have now got some very happy memories and hope that we may get a chance to come back again. We all loved Minik and miss her as well as your beautiful home. The pool and landscaped gardens were lovely. Everything was perfect....please don't let anyone else know about it ;-)) - it's a special secret that we don't want to share with anyone ;-)
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding, walking, water sports.
20 minutes stroll or few mins drive to the quiet beach with a small number of restaurants and bars away from the crowds and tour boats. The village is in a designated nature reserve area with planning restrictions for new build with only 2 storeys protecting the unspoilt individual ethnic character of the village.
Hisaronu is 90 minutes drive from the airport at Dalaman which is a 3 hour direct flight from the UK. We can arrange transfers and car hire at excellent rates if required. There is a regular minibus service to Marmaris within a few minutes' walk from the villa.
Hisaronu is only 15km away from vibrant Marmaris with plenty going on. Marmaris is a charismatic town bursting with shops, boutiques, bars, traditional cuisine and fish restaurants, regular boat trips around the bays and across to Greek islands Rhodes and Symi ! Hisaronu village Centre - 0.5km, Orhaniye 3.5km, Selimiye 20km, Icmeler - 12km, Turunc - 15km, Marmaris - 20km.
You are right in the middle of a beautiful scenic route around the unspoilt Bozburun peninsula within short driving distances to traditional, rural, boat building and yacht servicing friendly seaside villages. There are lots of things to do if you want to explore further a field or just do something a bit more adventurous on local soil, here are just a few of the activities and excursions you’ll find along the road to Marmaris, or through the many agents in Marmaris town centre. There are 2 water theme parks in Marmaris - a great day out for families.
Quad bike safaris
Hobbie cat sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
There are 2 options within Hisarönü Köyü itself, the first being the Hisar Country Club, the second just next to it is called the Dortnal Ranch. Both have a range of horses of all sizes and will take you on a ride according to your ability.
You may find organised mountain bike tours offered in Marmaris, or you can rent your own bikes and explore. The Hisar Country Club does a tour of the village area and may hire bikes for your own exploration.
Scuba diving & snorkelling.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. 50% deposit payable on booking. Final balance due 60 days before arrival. Changeover Day: Can be arranged by mutual agreement. Normally check in 16:00, check out 10:00 on changeover dates.