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Selimiye Villa, Aegean Sea-views, Full AirCon, Private Pool, Daily Cleaning

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Gelincik, Selimiye Village, Marmaris, Aegean Region, Turkey - Authentic Fishing Village, Great Marina & Restaurants Nearby, Beaches, Historical Sites, Boat Trips

Selimiye is a beautiful and picturesque seaside village, just 45 minutes from Marmaris. Truly the place for your authentic Turkish summer holiday. Life meanders along at wonderfully slow pace, with the locals out on their fishing boats or escaping the summer heat in one of the tea houses dotted along the main road. The village follows a natural curve around Selimiye Bay, with a selection of wonderful seafood restaurants and shops along the waterfront. Set on the hill overlooking the village, Villa Gelincik makes use of its natural terraces to provide a wonderful outdoor sunbathing area, covered terrace with dining table and couches, bbq, a sun-drenched swimming pool, shaded gazebo areas and old olive trees to snooze your days away under. The private pool is 40 m2 (5x8mts) in size, with a consistent depth of 1.60 mts. There are over 250 books available for reading, so you’ll never be short of a good read! Fatma provides a daily light clean, so you can enjoy the villa in style!

Villa Gelincik has 3 bedrooms (2 double rooms and a twin) on the top floor, all with en-suite bathrooms and balconies, with views of either the pool and valley, or beautiful Selimiye Bay. A third double room (with shared bathroom) is on the ground floor.

In 2015, the driveway up to Villa Gelincik was completely sealed making for much easier access. In 2016, our intention is to re-design the carpark area so that 2 cars can park and turn around comfortably.

More Details

Gary Revell
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Turkish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Gary Revell

I live in Turkey with my wife (Turkish) and young family. We built our first stone villa (Villa Gelincik, TK2134) in 2009/2010 and decided to repeat the blood, sweat and tears again for Villa Han (TK3335).

We live in the nearby resort of Marmaris, so I take care of all things to do with the villa alongside our wonderful housekeepers, Fatma and Hatice. I make a point of greeting all of our guests if at all possible and I am your contact for the duration of your holiday. Feel free to ask any questions at all as I am only to happy to help. Hope to see you at Villa Han or Villa Gelincik!

Gary Revell purchased this villa in 2010

Why Gary Revell chose Selimiye Köyü

We couldn't find a house we wanted so decided to build instead! Also Selimiye is a really wonderful village - the perfect mix of traditional Turkish life with a small, cosmopolitan and slightly bohemian marina. We fell in love with the village first, which is why we bought land here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. Absolutely stunning villa! The view is amazing (especially from the pool) Beds are comfortable and everything that we could possibly need here was supplied. Will definitely come again! M Dyble, London

2. Villa Gelincik is the best of both worlds – a peaceful, spacious, private villa, with amazing pool/terrace views….but with all the “mod-cons”, décor and Fatma’s daily hard work, it also feels like a 4 star hotel! Selimiye Village itself is also a hidden gem – we loved walking on the sea-front, browsing the shops, (with no hassle/hard-sell) and stopping for refreshments. We would highly recommend staying here and hope to be back ourselves in the not too distant future. Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday. G & S Stanley, Bristol
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Selimiye Köyü in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite with shower, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 2 - en-suite with shower, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 3 - shared (ground floor), with shower, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 4 - en-suite with shower, toilet, bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor), queen sized bed, ensuite, balcony, sea views. Bedroom 2, (first floor) double bed, ensuite, balcony, sea views. Bedroom 3, (ground floor) double bed, shared bathroom, balcony, sea views. Bedroom 4, twin beds (can be triple), ensuite, balcony with pool & valley views. All rooms are air-conditioned.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Gelincik is fully air conditioned for your comfort. For families with young children we have a sleeping cot and high chair available for you (FoC) so please just ask. The villa is smoke free (inside) so please respect this request for your fellow guests. There is an Information Book at the villa which I update on a weekly basis. It has all the info you need on restaurants, beaches, historical places of interest and of course how to work all of the facilities at the villa. Your weekly Villa price includes; All utilities, daily light clean from Fatma, daily pool cleaning, garden maintenance, free WiFi, all linen and bathroom towels, as much local advice as I can give you! Pool/Beach towels are included. Outside: As you walk through the back door, you step out into the covered terrace area that provides cover by way of shade sails and a wooden pergola. Straight ahead of you is the outside dining table that comfortably seats 8 people, or 10 at a push. We have a lazy couch area that enjoys the best of the breeze and views down to Selimiye Bay. The perfect place to read your book. The crystal clear private pool is a generous 40 sqm (8x5), overlooking the Aegean sea. It is a consistent 1.60mts in depth and maintained daily. For sun lovers there are 8 wooden sunbeds and shade umbrellas. The gardens are fully landscaped using local stone, 50 year old railway sleepers and a lot of sweat and blisters. The gardens include olive, almond, lemon, walnut and bayleaf trees. Utility Room: The basement is a 30sq.m utility room. The washing machine (8kg), ironing board and iron are located down here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa Gelincik has it's own cleaner/caretaker - the wonderful Fatma! She will visit every morning to clean the pool and later in the day for quick general housekeeping. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Pool/Beach towels are provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Selimiye Villa, Aegean Sea-views, Full AirCon, Private Pool, Daily Cleaning
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A memorable holiday in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Our first overseas trip for a couple of years but so worth the wait. The villa was fantastic, clean, well equipped, plenty big enough for the 8 of us. Our favourite bit was the outside space, a lovely pool and outdoor eating/seating area and the views were amazing.

Gary, the owner, was a great host, he even met us at the villa when we arrived (well after midnight!). We were able to contact him throughout the week and he arranged a boat trip for us, which was a brilliant day out.

Fatma came to maintain the pool and do a light clean every day and really helped to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing.

One of the other highlights of the week was the village itself, Selimiye is a wonderful little place, from the lovely, friendly locals to the many restaurants and shops. We ate at the Aurora Restaurant which was delightful, lovely food seated next to the waterfront next to all the yachts and boats that had moored up fro the night. It was our first trip to Turkey but I imagine this could be described as the 'real' Turkey.

We did hire an 8 seat minibus and although we could drive it up the steep hill to the villa, turning around was difficult and so we tended to leave it at the bottom and walk up. We didn't find it a problem at all but my mother and farther in law did find it difficult and avoided doing this in the heat of the day. A normal sized car wouldn't be a problem though.

We would definitely recommend staying at Villa Gelincik and would love to return again sometime in the future

A rainy Sunday in the UK at time of writing - yearning to be back at Villa Gelincik!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi MS, many many thanks for your warm and honest review of Villa Gelincik. You were looking forward to this holiday from a long way out, so we really enjoyed hosting your family and trying to make it a holiday to remember. Selimiye is a lovely village, and many guests enjoy the nice blend of tradtional fishing village and the modern marina area. Plenty of restaurants to choose from! Best of luck to the two boys for their venture - I really hope it works out! Great to meet you all and I especially enjoyed the Facebook banter...speaking of which, I'm going to post a photo today which is relevant to your final sentence! Look forward to seeing you all again. Cheers, Gary
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Sleepy little village seduces

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful 10 days at Villa Gelincik. The villa has every mod con you could wish for, was extremely roomy and comfortable and the daily cleaning maintained a high standard of cleanliness. Beyond that, the gardens, outdoor seating and pool areas are beautifully tended and soulfully designed, so presented a retreat of great comfort and beauty. When a couple of little glitches cropped up Gary, the owner, was right onto it and the difficulty resolved and fixed in no time at all. You can sense the same degree of attention to detail throughout. Once we got a car we enjoyed the village and surrounding area, a day trip for lunch to Bozborun is a good outing and a swim in the unbelievably turquoise swimming spot at the opposite end of the bay on the road to Marmaris worth the 10 minute drive. We bought our flat bread fresh off the griddle in the village and don't miss the Wednesday food markets - sensational, had not tasted tomatoes like that for years! Sundowners in the Jazz Bar enjoying the warm hospitality of the delightful owners a treat, but beware Aurora which we found expensive, the food average and the owners over the top. It's a great part of the world, we would happily recommend Villa Gelincik to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra, it was a pleasure to host you all. Thanks also for the kind comments about the house - we do try very hard to present it perfectly to guests and it's nice to know it gets noticed! Very happy that you enjoyed the village and the local area - as we all know, it's those experiences that really make travel memories. Thanks again and best regards, Gary
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Dunn & Hind Families

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Villa Gelincik. Gary the owner could not have been more helpful, from our initial booking to the day we left, organising car hire (two jeeps), boat trips and general advice on the area.

The villa was a real home from home experience we could not have asked for more.

A GREAT holiday.

Thanks Gary

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham, thanks very much for your kind words :)) You guys were great to have at the villa and it was good craic whenever I came to visit! It was really clear to us that both your family and the Hind's were there to enjoy yourselves. Thanks again Graham, hope to see you all over here again in the future, cheers!
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  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. We stayed in Villa Gelincik at the beginning of summer for a week. From the first point of contact Gary was responsive and helped every way he could. We were unfamiliar with this part of Turkey. It was an absolute delight. The bozburun peninsula is a beautiful part of southern Turkey. Traditional, friendly local people. Beautiful scenery, quiet and the makings of a fantastic holiday in a really relaxed environment. The little village of Selimiya was a complete delight. The people in the village were so friendly. The local woman baking fresh Turkish bread down became our routine shopping trip along with the fish shop and the vegetable stand by the beach. The villa itself was simple, quiet and with everything you need to enjoy a lovely time away from home. We cooked in, we enjoy really relaxing on holiday and the bbq was our preferred way to enjoy our evenings. The pool was clean, the views were gorgeous. The running (if you're into it) is challenging but really great for hills......a run to Bozburun village and back is around 11kms and due to those hills works up a good appetite for that Turkish bread at breakfast. All in all, highly recommended. Thank you Gary for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Nat for your great review :) Really pleased you both enjoyed your time at the villa and in Selimiye Village. Hopefully we'll see you both back here again in the future! Best regards.
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Great villa, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Gelincik is a real gem and so is Selimiye. We have been renting villas in Turkey for 15 years and this is the best villa/resort combination we have found. The villa has been well designed with reasonable size bedrooms and plenty of ground floor space including a well equipped kitchen. As far as we were concerned, the best feature was the outside area where we spent most of our time. A lovely big dining table on a raised terrace overlooking the pool, a delightful lounging area, a large barbecue and good loungers surrounding the pool. From all of these spaces we could enjoy marvellous views of the surrounding area and bay. No adjoining villas, just olive and almond trees and a few goats and sheep!

The villa is set high above Selimiye and the access from the road to the villa is up a 60 metre track which was too steep for our mini bus. However, Gary was on hand on our arrival to transport our luggage and thereafter we walked it slowly! (age range 60/72).

Selimiye is a delight with just enough sophistication to offer a good range of restaurants and shops along the waterfront but not too commercialised and no hassle.

Overall we were very happy with our choice and will probably return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Keith. To hear such kind words about Villa Gelincik from experienced villa renters such as yourselves, means a lot! Selimiye really is a lovely Turkish seaside village and you have described it very well. It's the hidden gem along this coast without a doubt. I have plans to upgrade the road for 2014, so should you visit us again (we look forward to it), no walking necessary! Thanks again Keith.
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Everything it said it would be...

  • 5 of 5

We hired the villa as it looked modern with a Turkish slant. It was everything and more than was described. The pool, outdoor eating area and BBQ were used most days as the fish caught by the local fishermen was some of the best fish we had ever eaten.

What we hadn't realised was the village itself was an absolute jewel, from our next door neighbour bringing fresh figs, capsicum and oregano on an almost daily basis, to the local vegetable seller looking after car keys whilst you went for a swim in the sea, to the variety of excellent restaurants along the sea front.

Gary and his wife were great hosts and on hand if there were any questions to be asked or issues. Fatima, the daily cleaner, was also on and to help when ever necessary.

An absolutely brilliant holiday enjoyed by all the family. If we could we would be back there tomorrow.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very humbled by your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to host your family and to hear how well you settled into the village life is just great - Selimiye really is a special place. "Modern with a Turkish slant", sounds so good I'd like to use it! Thanks again and you are all welcome back anytime.
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Car: recommended


Local beaches in Selimiye are approx 1km from the villa.


Dalaman Airport is 2 hours and 15 minutes away. Bodrum/Milas Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Car hire is recommended as there are many villages, beaches and places of interest to visit.


Selimiye is a 12-15 minute walk down the village track, or approx 1km by road. Bozburun village is 6km away. Orhaniye village, famous for Kizkumu beach is a 15 minute drive. The busy, cosmopolitan resort of Marmaris is a 45 minute drive. Nearest archaeological site is at Knidos, a 1.5 hour drive.

Further Details:

Selimiye shops include: Well provisioned General Stores, butcher, fishmonger, patisserie shops, grocers, cafes, boutique clothing shops, art and craft stalls. The wonderful marina area has approx 15 restaurants, ranging from basic Turkish "Lokanta" places that are very economically priced (5-8 lira per dish), through to the more upmarket fish restaurants (50 lira+ per head). Nearest cash machine is on the beachfront in the village, near the mosque.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Selimiye Köyü, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
1. After initial contact, I will send guests our Booking Form. Please fill this in and return to me as soon as possible. 2. To secure the booking, a 25% deposit is required. This can be paid via bank transfer or PayPal (also C.C via PAYPAL is possible) 3. The balance of your booking price is to be paid two calendar months prior to your arrival. For bookings made within this time frame, payment needs to be in full. A £250/250 euro breakage deposit (fully refundable) is payable on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our preference is Saturdays during high season (mid July until end of August).
We are flexible during other times though.
During high season priority will be given to 2 week enquiries.
Check in from 4.00pm. Departure time is 11.00am please.

Notes on prices:
Bookings made 6+ months in advance pay only 10% deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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