Villa D’Louca offers a fantastic holiday opportunity for a family.
Beautiful quite location yet in easy reach of the town and all the wonderful bars, restaurants, shops Saturday Market the harbour with a public boat service to the beach and much more.
The accommodation comprises of three bedrooms the master with an en suite, another two bedrooms with single beds which share a shower room and an additional toilet in the hall. The two settees in the living room also convert to large single or small double beds.
The house is air conditioned throughout, the kitchen has Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Hob & Oven, Microwave, Toaster and Fridge Freezer.
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Car & Bike Hire
You do not need to have an international licence to drive in Turkey. All foreign licences are valid in Turkey.
Kaunos Tours is also the local Europcar office in Dalyan, Turkey and they offer car hire with all the usual Europcar benefits and assurance. They have a variety of cars and jeeps and provide many other services such as other office drop off and baby seats. They also provide roof racks. As a Europcar agent they are also hiring mobile phones so you can keep in touch with friends and family at home.
Kaunos Tours cars can be hired with full crash damage waiver insurance, windscreen and tyre insurance and medical and personal injury cover. They are all regularly serviced and cared for.
Because Kaunos Tours have been running local tours for 20 years, they can inform you of all the places you can visit when you have the freedom of a car.
There are four mountain bikes available for you to use at the villa, Kaunos Tours can also offer additional bikes. Bikes are used entirely at your own risk.
The Dalyan Channel, through which water circulates between the Mediterranean and Köycegiz Lake slowly meanders, forming a network of small lakes and waterways through reed beds rising to between 3 and 5 metres in height. (The journey through this natural labyrinth is romantic and mysterious) With its mixture of fresh and salt water, these wetlands have become home to vast numbers of fish and other water life, as well as the birds of many species which feed on them. Dividing the sea from the delta is the Iztuzu sandbar stretching for 5km east from the mouth of the channel.
With its fine crystal sand, shallow turquoise sea and abundant sunshine, Iztuzu beach is the ideal seaside spot, perfect for swimming for 7 months of the year. It is this beach to which the endangered Mediterranean turtle Caretta Caretta has returned year after year to lay its eggs since time immemorial.
The Sultanye Thermal Baths: The Sultaniye Thermal Baths are to the Southwest of Köycegiz lake. The water here at 40 Celsius is second to none. The water at these baths was first used in Caunon times, then by the Byzantines, who rebuilt the accommodations. The ruins of the buildings from the period are submerged beneath the waters of the lake. It is not unusual to see the Turkish elderly make pilgrimages to the baths due to the water’s curative properties in case of neuralgia, rheumatism and skin disorders of the liver, spleen and bowels.
The Mud Baths: “Beauty Mud” which not only cleanses and tones the skin but is said to remedy rheumatism and has anti-ageing properties. After allowing the mud to dry, it can be removed in a natural clear water sulphur pool, at temperatures of around 40 Celsius. This leaves you refreshed and relaxed.
Caunos: The ancient city of Caunos stands midway along the channel facing Dalyan. Settlement here is believed to date from 3000 BC by Caunos, the son of Miletos and it later grew into a major port on the border between Lycia and Caria. Sprawling over a broad sloping site overlooking the sea and the delta, the principal monuments to be seen in Caunos are the Acropolis surrounded by city walls, a theatre, four temples, an agora, stoa, nymphain, baths, palestra, churches and a cistern.
Charter Flights to Dalaman and other major airports in the region are restricted to the main holiday season i.e. April through to November. However Dalaman can be reached throughout the year through many leading airline companies offering scheduled flights from several airports around the U.K.
The following links are the major carriers to Dalaman.Turkish Airlines offer transfers via Istanbul in off peak, flights are from London Heathrow and take with the connection approximately nine and a half hours. In the peak season they offer direct flights. Click the logo to go to their web site to obtain online prices, times and tickets.
One of the main charter flight companies operating from the U.K. all year round is Pegasus again via Istanbul, however their schedule is limited for times and departure airports in the off peak period. Click their logo to go to their website for flight information.
As from the end of April 2015 British Airways will be offering flights.Click their logo to go to their website for flight information.
Easyjet,Pegasus, and Jet2 also offer extensive coverage in the peak season. Click their logos to go to their website.
Since the villa was completed in September 2004 we have hosted many friends, family and guests. The following are comments about their stay, we have not edited these notes and where possible have included a link to an email address in order for you to ask any questions from an independent source.You can use the link below to review our property on Owners Direct.
‘Having just returned from Villa D’Louca, we can honestly say it was probably the most relaxing holiday we have had (being older we’ve had few !!). The garden and pool area are immaculate, and we spent most of the time admiring the view from the raised terrace every morning and evening.
The main bedroom is lovely and cool, and the bed is comfortable. Not the hard beds we have encountered before when abroad.
The area is set back from the road, and is lined with beautiful palm trees. Set in country/farm setting the area is very quiet and incredibly private. We hired a moped which takes a few mins to whizz into town. There are local shops before town which stock essentials, and the supermarkets and butchers are brilliant for fresh food and good quality meat.
The villa gives you the best of both worlds, total tranquillity with a well-stocked kitchen and bar area, but locally you can find lovely restaurants and shops if you fancy a change of scenery.
The company who looks after the villa are discreet and very professional, they cleaned the pool every day (but never heard anyone arriving). So that was real positive.
Thanks Nick for your help with our booking, transfers and hamper. We will be back in touch for 2020.
Clare & Paul’
Exceptional Villa ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fantastic villa, clean and well equipped. Beautiful location, very quiet. Quite a distance to walk into Dalyan, with no pavements on the main road. Taxis were mainly used at a cost of 15 – 20 TRL per trip. It was our second trip to Dalyan and we enjoyed it just as much as our first visit. Excellent restaurants and once again we took some trips with Ali “Sultan of Dalyan” on his boat – well worth the money with an excellent lunch provided.Nick Hicklin, the owner, was very helpful in allowing us to arrive early at the villa as our airport arrival was at 3.05 am. Kaunos Tours were used for airport transfers which I can highly recommend.An excellent holiday all round!. Sonja Greaves Aug 2015
Villa D’Louca is available for rent all year round, as mentioned in Flight page access to Dalyan outside of the peak holiday period (October through April) is limited but if you fancy a break from the rat race, some peace and quite, sunny days , relaxing by the pool or taking in some of the wonderful sites then the extra effort in coming to this region is well worth it.
The rental costs does not include return transfers from Dalaman Airport and cost £34.00p 1 to 4 people one way, £64.00p return , £44.00p 5 to 14 people one way, £84.00p return and £75.00p for up to 25 people, £140.00p return.
Please note changeover days are Mondays only, you cannot access the villa until 16:00 and you must vacate the villa by 11:00.
To inquire on availability, e-mail Nick Hickin on firstname.lastname@example.org , use the calendar below or the contact form giving a brief description of your requirements, dates you wish to travel and any additional questions you may have and I will get back to you within 48 hour.