We have just had an 11 night stay in this lovely villa. The pictures dont do it justice. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need. We arrived late and there was fresh milk, butter, cheese, bread, water in the fridge and tea, coffee, sugar and lots more in the cupboards which was great we could have a nice cuppa tea while unpacking. The owners have gone that little bit extra which really makes a difference. Everything was clean to a high standard. There was pool towels for the sunbeds. The pool man came regular to check the pool. We had a visit also to check everything was ok and had a number to contact if it wasnt. There was a welcome pack which gave lots of information about the area, places to eat and things to do. I will definitely be recommending this villa to family and friends and would love to go back again soon.
We have just spent 10 days in this beautiful villa, this was our 8th visit to Hisaronu/Ovacik area & it was even more perfect this year as we were having a family holiday. The villa is beautiful, cleaned to a very high standard & has everything you could possibly need, excellently maintained including the lovely garden & pool. There is plenty of room around the pool area for sunbathing & also some shade if you prefer. Definitely the best villa we have stayed in so far. We all felt at home and very comfortable. The position of the villa is fantastic giving you amazing views of the mountains particularly from the top floor balconies. We walked into the main area of Hisaronu each evening which of course was very warm but pleasent with plenty of bars etc to stop for a drink if you feel the need. We would get a taxi back in the evening but the dolma buses are very frequent on the main road if you don't fancy the walk. We love the area and the Turkish people they are so friendly & welcoming there is plenty to do including boat trips, paragliding, tours, places to visit & also a market if you fancy treating yourself to some genuine fakes. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your villa Colin & Ann in fact we've already done so. You provide an excellent service, it was a pleasure dealing with you & we look forward to doing so again in the future.
This was our third visit to Ovacik in the last 4 years and our party consisted of grandparents, parents and 2 teenagers, this villa was perfect for all of us. We've previously rented a different villa and were disappointed when it was no longer available to rent but they kindly put us in touch with Colin, after much deliberation and spending hours looking at lots of other villas on line we opted to rent Colin and Ann's villa - 1 Gelincik Villa and it was certainly the right decision, this villa is simply perfect with a great view. The only slight concern we had was how we would find the sun on the front of the villa but this was not an issue. Not only were there good quality brollies if you needed them, but a couple of maturing palms on the front provided perfect natural shade for those of us that wanted it.
Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity to check out another villa which we liked the look of on the internet and whilst the villa was stunning, it was directly behind another row of villas at the same height so there was absolutely no view at all, confirming the 1 Gelincik was the right choice.
We like this area of Turkey because it's close to Fethiye, Hisaronu and Olu Deniz but it's really quiet and predominantly villas where many Turkish people live. There's a taxi call button just across the road and taxi comes in a few minutes and are very cheap. We tend to stroll down to Turtle bar and eat there most nights, which we've done for the 6 weeks we've spent in Ovacik. We then pick up groceries from the shop next door and he gives us a lift back to the villa when he can.
The pool man, Jimmy, is the same one we've known for the past 4 years, he and his wife tend the garden which is lovely and he does a great job with the pool. Colin uses the same management company as we've used before, the mid holiday clean is done efficiently, the taxi pick up and drop off at the airport was the same chap we've had before, he kindly provided cool drinks on both inbound and outbound, so no need to worry about transfers.
The villa itself is high spec. Air con is very efficient. We didn't leave it switched on in the day when we weren't in as we consider that a waste of money, and actually it s just not necessary. All you need to do is switch it on 10 minutes before you need it and it cools the room very effectively. Closing the shutters was sufficient to keep the first floor rooms a comfortable temperature during the day anyway.
Our teenagers raved about the comfort of the pillows of all things, but as mentioned above everything is high spec, also the wifi was a hit with them too as well as the shower in the top bathroom which was 'peng' (teenager talk for better than really good).
This is probably the best equipped kitchen I've seen in either a uk or rental abroad, even down to plastic pots to keep things fresh in the fridge. We did our fruit and veg shop at the Tuesday Fethiye market where things cost pence, we got a carrier bag of peppers, courgettes and aubergines for about 75p! There's a laundry room so no need to hope for good weather when you get home to deal with the washing!
Trevor, who is Colin's brother in law, lives in Ovacik and popped in in a very un-intrusive way a couple of times to see if everything was ok, and he would have been another port of call if we'd needed anything, he's a lovely guy.
We will definitely be going back to Ovacik, we absolutely love it, and I doubt I would bother spending time trawling for a villa, we'd just go back here.
Francis family 3 - 17 July 2017...
I can't rave about this villa enough! It was absolutely perfect for our 2-week family holiday in Turkey last year. The location was superb - close to Ovacik & Hisarönü but only a short taxi ride from Ölüdeniz iteself. As the villa is up in the hills, the sunrise and sunsets were fantastic. The villa came well equipped with all necessary utensils/cutlery/crockery etc including large mugs - great for a good size cup of tea! It was large enough for the 5 of us. The pool was immaculately clean (the man came every morning to check on it) and a perfect temperature. Towels for the pool and bathroom were provided and changed with the mid-week clean. I would definitely recommend this villa to family & friends (I already have) and if we ever return to this part of Turkey, I would re-book it in a heartbeat! Many thanks to Colin and Ann for an excellent villa and service provided :-)