Turkey villas are probably what you dreamed about years ago.Your own private little world in which you decide everything.No "reps", no restaurant timetable,no need for "Do not disturb" signs on your bedroom door..You can tailor almost everything to suit you or your family.There is such a wide choice of villa rentals available now,at very competitive rates,that there should be something to suit everyone.
We absolutely love staying at our modest villa in Kadriye.We're close to the golf courses,the beaches,not far from Antalya Airport.We're close to the towns of Belek & Kadriye,so shopping is easy;plus there are local shops & restaurants if we don't want to venture far.
Shopping for groceries is all part of the fun of a Turkey villa holiday.Hunting for bargains at the markets for clothes & souvenirs is also part of your holiday.But there are a couple of important things you should also consider when considering your villa rental.
It sounds negative,but your Turkey villa rental will be easier and more relaxing if you've considered these factors.
Of course,Turkey's villas aren't built purely for holiday villa rental purposes.The rapid development of housing of all kinds in recent years has been the result of Turkey's Government policies,designed to encourage both foreign investment & wider domestic availability of property.
Mortgages were not available in Turkey until late 2008.This has been a major factor in Turkey not being dragged down by the sub-prime mortgage fiasco of many other countries.Along with the fact that Turkey is NOT in the EU,(this surprises many people),has contributed to the country generally surviving the economic downturn experienced in much of Europe and the USA.
So,building has carried on,and on,and on.But,there isn't as much villa rental property as you'd expect for your Turkey holidays.Much of it is designed for domestic consumption or expats wishing to relocate to Turkey.If you're heading down this track,you'll need to check out Visas & Work Permits.
There are all sorts of rental properties available.There are huge detached villas with private facilities to apartments in blocks of tenement buildings,& loads in between.
Alanya being the main resort,and a big city in it's own right,has plenty of apartments in the city & on the outskirts.Convenience to everything is the main consideration here.Prices for rentals can be fantastic value if you pick the right ones.
There are some things you get with Turkey villas that you don't get in a hotel.There are also things you DON'T get.
Just imagine walking out of your front door to this every morning.A cup of tea or coffee,or maybe freshly squeezed oranges,a dip in the pool before breakfast.A perfect start to the day?
There are so many positives to having a private Turkey villa holiday.
And if you really don't feel up to cooking breakfast,you can usually find somewhere that will do it.Full English,Turkish,or continental are usually not too far away.
There seems to be a great sense of control when you embark on a villa holiday. If you've researched your Turkey villa properly you should not be disappointed. There is such a huge choice it's important you find out as much as possible about your possible holiday home.
I think Antalya is a fantastic region. It has everything I can possibly imagine for a great Turkey holiday. It has excellent beaches & resorts like Alanya and Avsellar. It has the Taurus mountains for breath-taking scenery and very good Winter skiing. It has an abundance of superb golf courses in Belek and Kadriye. There is an incredible amount of historic and cultural attractions like Aspendos, Olympus, Perge, Side, and more.
Antalya itself is a beautiful historic city. It has a stunning harbour, some superb hotels and restaurants, and shopping is good because it tends to cater for Turkish people rather than tourists .But, like any large city, some things can be expensive. Not really the place for a villa rental, but further afield....well.
It offers good shopping if you go about it in the right way. Unlike many of Europe's high streets, many Turkish towns are expanding the number of shops and supermarkets. Not necessarily a good thing in itself but that's what is happening. Planning for the future perhaps.
So there is plenty to do in the region. Plenty of great places to see if you are inclined .But you may not want to spend too much time travelling around, so you need to look at the area that suits you.
There are fewer, though still ample, shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. They are great places to relax with plenty to do.
The majority of villas have been built ,as you'd possibly expect, just off the main road that runs from Kadriye to Belek(& then on to Serik).
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Fridays from 7pm,Asian and Oriental buffet. 50tl per person. Includes: onion bahjies, samosas, Chinese spring rolls,Vegetable Roti, Chicken satay. Types of " hoppers". Main courses include Birianies,Chicken and lamb curries,Butter chicken,Vegetable noodles,sweet and sour chicken, and chicken devil. Booking required, see Kadriye Restaurants for details.