Orhaniye is a beautiful Turkish village on the protected Bozburun Peninsula, near Marmaris, Turkey. If you come to Orhaniye you will experience rural Turkish culture.
What is it like to stay in a Turkish village like Orhaniye? You will notice that everyone is friendly and will greet you with ‘Merhaba’ (Hello). The Kecibuku hamlet has a population of around 350, so you can be sure that everyone will know who you are or will work out where you are staying very quickly. As a stranger you are a guest in the community, so you may be given a gesture of welcome – perhaps an orange or a fig from a tree as you walk by.
There are the sounds of village life. If you are used to the rumble of cars and street life, you will instead get used to the call to prayer just before dawn and at intervals through the day from the village mosque.
This has been one of the best holidays that we have ever had. The villa is superb and it has been lovely having the occasional Turkish tea with Rafet, who has kept the pool immaculate.
Kate and Robert
At night time you may hear cockerels, dogs, the snuffle of a wild boar, the occasional gun shot as the men hunt at night for them or the music of a wedding celebration. At other times there is utter quiet – except for the sounds of frogs in the spring whilst the streams are running and the cicadas in high summer.
During the day you are likely to see women working in the fields, or perhaps walking past carrying large bundles of firewood or animal feed on their backs. You may see goats trying to feed from our garden, chickens wandering through it, cows being walked up the hillside to fresher pastures, beehives lining the tracks into the hills. In late autumn the village is occupied with the olive harvest – either for curing at home or for taking over in bulk to Datca for pressing.
A perfect villa in a beautiful, unspoilt part of rural Turkey. Everything was so perfect. Very easy to book and then sit back and do no more except get to the airport. Highly recommended.
Villa Nurtan and Villa Anni are the best luxury holiday villas with private pools in Orhaniye on the Bozburun Peninsula.
Choose any of these private holiday villas to enjoy a perfect private villa holiday in Orhaniye on the unspoilt Bozburun Peninsula.
Each villa is unique, designed by our renowned Turkish architect and set in its own private grounds, five minutes walk from each other in an idyllic rural valley setting. In Orhaniye you can experience true rural Turkish hospitality during your private holiday whilst staying in a luxury holiday villa with private pool.
Villa Nurtan is a fabulous stone private villa set apart from all other local village houses in Orhaniye. Select this villa for your luxury Turkish villa holiday if you are looking for a private retreat away from the bustle of the modern world. You can swim in complete privacy so is a favourite with our guests who insist on privacy when on holiday in Turkey.
Villa Anni is set in the side of the valley called Kecibuku and has a totally private pool and private outside verandas as it is set above the quiet village lans that runs below it, so this villa is also popular with guests who insist on pool and holiday privacy.
Villa Anni also has wall to wall blinds in the 'inside veranda' so again guests can be completely private and not be seen when eating or sitting in this veranda. The first floor sun lounge is also completely private, and a perfect sun trap with spectacular views across the valley.
Villa Lale is a solid stone private villa that is set in its own private plot in the middle of a small valley, surrounded only by orange and lemon trees.
Villa Lale is completely unseen from the village lane that runs around this valley so this private stone villa is great for guests who want to experience rural Turkish life on their luxury holidays in Turkey without sacrificing home comforts.
Villa Lale is decorated in traditional Turkish style with ottoman sofas in the salon and all furniture is made in the village work shops. All the villas are individually designed by a renowned Turkish Architect to make the most of their rural settings, and all have air-conditioning throughout. You can relax in the garden or swim in privacy in the private pool. A Turkish pavilion by the pool is a favourite place to crash out when not swimming.
We've had a great time, your house is superb. We have been coming to Orhaniye for over 10 years and we have enjoyed this stay in Villa Nurtan better than any other. The Villa Nurtan is truly wonderful and a testimony to the effort you, and your wife, must have put in to create it.
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