Fabulous Luxury Villa Nurtan | Private Pool
Villa Nurtan Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
Yes. The villa is unique and our Architect Nurtan Onur has
ensured that the villa makes full use of its rural location.
Rest assured you are NOT on an estate sharing with other guests!
Villa Nurtan, Villa Anni and Villa Lale are five minutes
walk away from each other in the same small valley called
Kecibuku in Orhaniye.
No. They are all unique properties set in their own land, about 5 minutes walk away from each other in the same valley called Kecibuku.
You cannot see one from another. For a Google satellite map showing exactly where the villas are in the valley, click on these links:
Villa Nurtan Location
Villa Lale Location
Villa Anni Location
Dalaman (DLM) is the nearest airport to Orhaniye, being one hour 40 minute transfer from the villa. Bodrum is also possible, and is about an additional 30 mins transfer. You can get flights to Dalaman all the year. Check the website for more details of transfers. We can introduce you to our preferred partners for transfers and car hire so you can book their services under separate contract with them. Please book your flights directly with the charter airline as you may lose your flights with a charter if you have booked them through an agent that subsequently goes into administration before you fly.
Allow one hour 40 mins from Dalaman and 30 mins more if you arrive at Bodrum. Izmir airport is 4 hours away and not recommended. Check the website for more details. We can introduce you to our preferred partners 'Orhaniye Transfer'
for transfers and car hire so you can book their services under separate contract with them.
We recommend them as they are very reliable and we know that
their tranfers and rental cars are fully insured for tourist use.
It is not essential as the bay and restaurants are all within walking distance. However when it is very hot a car is advisable. If you eat at the Dogan Hotel, the team will pick you up from the villa and drop you off.
If you want to explore the Bozburun or Datca peninsula, you
can hire a car by the day and have it delivered to the villa.
Check the website for more details. When driving please carry
your UK driving license and/or your passport as photo ID should be carried with you at all times when you are in Turkey, and you may be stopped at a police checkpoint and asked for it.
We have an arrangement with the local Dogan Hotel so that if your flight arrives very early in the morning of your arrival day you can go directly to the hotel and spend the day swimming and eating there before being transfered to the villa when it has been cleaned and is ready for you. Similarly if you have a very late flight home on your leaving day you can spend the day at the Dogan Hotel and leave directly from there after dinner for your flight home. They can also supply rooms if you want to rest.
Yes the villa has Broadband Internet access via WiFi throughout the villa. There is also a CAT5 cable connection possible if for any reasons you cannot connect to the Internet via WiFi. The Villa Broadband uses a fast business-grade Internet connection with unlimited downloads so no problem if you are a heavy Internet user. The villa also has a business telephone
with free calls from the villa to anywhere in the world.
It has a London number so callers can call the villa from the UK
for the price of a local call, not International call rates.
No. The pool is completely private and for the sole use of you when you stay at the villa. It is also cleaned every day. We have invested in a new 100% ecological pool cleaning system that completely avoids the need to use any chemicals in the pool. We have also invested in an industrial water management system in the villa that softens the hard village water into low pH soft water for the villa and pool.
Our guests always comment how friendly the people are in Orhaniye. Turkish culture is very welcoming. Also, our guests are well received in the community as the villa is like a community project. Our Turkish architect used craftsmen from the village to build the villa so we are all proud of the villa as it represents a showcase for the wonderful craftsmen who live in the village.
Quality. The villa is beautiful and built by local crasftsmen. Community. Be part of a rural Turkish community - all the team live locally. Private. The villa is unique and set apart, you are not surrounded by other villas in an estate. You will not have any British neighbours. We believe in low impact eco-tourism so the villa is run as a community village project. Please see web site for more details.
Yes, we recommend booking early as our villas are very popular and many of our guests return every year. You can check availability for the next season at the calendar page.
Villa Nurtan Calendar
Villa Lale Calendar
Villa Anni Calendar
Yes. There is a DVD player in the villa that plays Region 2 DVDs, the same as the UK. We have a supply of films in the villa, but please feel free to bring any favourite films with you.
Some do, but as a rule, rural Turkey is largely a cash economy so cash is much preferred. The nearby Dogan Hotel will accept sterling cash or credit cards if you are running short of Turkish Lira.
Yes, but it is very easy. The Turkish Government operates a simple 3 month tourist visa stamp that is purchased as you arrive at the airport. No forms or fuss. Currently, the visa is 10 GBP per person.
No. There should be enough adaptors spare in the villa for computers etc that use a UK style plug. Also in the lounge by the TV you will find a 4-way UK plug power strip with Euro adaptor fitted so you can plug in 4 x UK plug appliances without needing any further adaptors. The voltage is 220V, around the same as the UK so no transformer is required for UK appliances. Appliances like hair dryers, steam iron, iPOD charger etc are already in the villa so no need to bring any normal travel appliances.
No, each bedroom in the villa should have a hair dryer in the drawer of the dressing table.
No. The TV only reliably receives Turkish satellite channels. We have tried several times to get BBC World, but it always seems to fail! Sometimes, major sporting events like the F1 grand prix are shown on TRT1 with a Turkish sound track. We recommend using the Internet to watch other programmes.
No. We supply all bed linen, which is changed twice weekly.
Yes. Please bring your own towels for the pool and beach. We supply all the other towels for use in the villa.
You will not need any Turkish to get around in Orhaniye, but a few words of greeting will always be welcome and result in a smile. See the web site for an introduction to Turkish.
Also our friends can give you an introduction to Turkish which is great fun and you can then practice your Turkish!
Yes, we have both in the villa. Please let us know in advance if you need a cot or high chair.
On changeover days we ask our guests to try and arrive after 16:00 and we ask our guest to leave by 10:30. Of course, we are flexible and try to work around all schedules. In the busy high season we ask our guests to keep to these times so we have enought time to clean the villa. We have an arrangement with the local Dogan Hotel so that if your flight arrives very early in the morning of your arrival day you can go directly to the hotel and spend the day swimming and eating there before being transfered to the villa when it has been cleaned and is ready for you. Similarly if you have a very late flight home on your leaving day you can spend the day at the Dogan Hotel and leave directly from there after dinner for your flight home. They can also supply rooms if you want to rest.
The pharmacies in Marmaris have greater dispensing powers than the UK so they can deal with a lot of minor ailments. In Turkey, people use hospitals in the same way we might use a doctor. The hospitals in Marmaris are very good and English is spoken.
You can call the local hospital from the free phone in the villa
- the number is already stored in the phone.
The welcome pack contains enough supplies to tide you over for a meal or two. This gives you enough time to find the local shops and get established in the village.
The absolute essentials are; beach towels (we supply towels for use in the villa), cash, credit cards and suncream. We also recommend you bring a torch and a sink plug if you want to wash in still water (Turks only wash in running water).
Turkey is not part of the EU so the e111 European Health Insurance card is NOT valid. If you buy European travel insurance, check that Turkey is included (it normally is) and that it covers any sporting activity that you may want to do whilst in Turkey, eg Scuba Diving etc.
Normally Saturdays in the peak periods. Outside peak periods by arrangement.
Marmaris has the most ATMs locally and you can exchange sterling cash in any of the banks or exchange shops.
The nearest restaurants are between 10 and 15 mins walk away from the villa. If you call them using the free phone in the villa they will pop over and pick you up by car and bring you back as well.
There are three village shops in Orhaniye, walking distance from the villa. Marti Marina in Orhaniye also has a well stocked shop for the marina guests. They can also deliver shopping from the local shops directly to the villa. For a big shop, you should go to the Kipa (Tesco), Tansas, or Migros in Marmaris.
Sometimes you can buy petrol in Marti Marina in Orhaniye. Otherwise, there is a new petrol station on the road to Marmaris, and plenty of stations in Marmaris itself.
The villa was immaculate with stunning surroundings. Orhaniye is a perfect place to relax and unwind. It's peaceful and beautiful to explore. The smells of the flowers will bring me and my partner back alone. Can't wait to come back.
Charlotte and Ridda
This was a wonderful holiday , 'Just brilliant ' said our son. The villa,coast and landscape were lovely but what made it particularly special for us were the close and friendly links with local people and the community that are part of what John and Ann have built.
Sally and Family