Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite)
Bedroom 1 sleeps 2 in a double bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space. The double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and washbasin. Bedroom 2 sleeps 2 in 2 single beds. There is hanging storage space. 2 extra people can be accommodated in a curtained area in the Salon if needed. Sheets and towels are included at the property and the property is cleaned on a weekly basis.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Travel cot available and bike seat for bicycle.Travel cot available and bike seat for bicycle.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Please use locks to lock bicycles whilst out in town.
The Dalyan Delta is set in a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. There is an incredibly wide range of terrain in close proximity to Dalyan. It is possible to go white water rafting in the mountains one day and sailing around 12 islands the next. The Delta itself is home to an enormous variety of bird and animal species. The prehistoric river turtles are a sight to behold! Flamingos have been seen in the lake. The wild flowers are beautiful in the Spring. However Dalaman airport is just a 30 minute journey away. There are numerous Lycean rock tombs and the Roman town of Kaunos is still under excavation a short boat trip away. It is possible to climb to the top of the acropolis and view the entire Delta. Koycegiz Lake is one of the biggest in Turkey, along the edges are hot springs and it is possible to relax in their health giving waters. Alternatively the grey mud is good for your skin! The beach is 5 km of golden sand, sea turtles lay their eggs, it is totally unspoilt.
Other Activities: Bird watching, boat trips, hot springs, mud baths, markets, historical sites, white water rafting, canyoning, jeep safari, kayaking.
- english, french
About Ruth Drewett
Mulberry House is my own holiday retreat. It is where I go as often as possible to completely relax and unwind. I work hard in the UK (as we all seem to!) in a challenging but very rewarding special school and I need Mulberry House to unwind. It has been, and still is, a wonderful place for my children, now young adults to explore, climb through waterfalls, go trekking, snorkelling and white water rafting in a stunning and beautiful environment. It has captured their imaginations and is their place of choice to stay in the world. This for me is not a business, it is a passion and I simply let out my Turkish home to ensure that it is managed and maintained while I am in the UK. My house in England is the equivalent, an old stone house, with a constant need for maintenance! My own personal favourite trip is the Kaunos Tours Starlight cruise. You take a boat on to the lake at dusk and after a trip to the mud baths and swimming in the lake, the captain will light a barbecue on the boat. It is amazing to swim in the warm waters in the dark and float looking up at the stars. After the meal we lie on the roof of the boat looking up at the sky and count all the shooting stars!
Ruth Drewett purchased this cottage in 2003
Why Ruth Drewett chose Ortaca
I fell in love with Dalyan in 2001 and came back again in 2003. It was then I decide to buy a small property. I spent 1 week looking at all kinds of villas with pools and small Turkish houses. It was the Turkish houses that won my heart . Eventually I bought Mulberry house because I fell in love with the Mulberry tree! It needed lots of renovation and eventually, due to council restrictions, it was completely rebuilt with earthquake foundations, modern bathrooms and a more open living space. I also have the luxury of a real working open fire place which really warms the house in the winter. It is a truly special house, quite different from the villas in Dalyan as for me it captures an essence of the real Turkey both past and present. I love the location being out of Dalyan and a more rural location. It does not have a pool, for a pool is not needed for most of the year and is not typically Turkish. There are so many opportunities for swimming and getting wet in and around Dalyan that we have never missed it. Some families with very young children prefer to rent a house without a pool as it is so much safer and they can relax while the children play in the large secure garden. Not having a pool also encourages people to go out and about to explore what is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
What makes this cottage unique
Mulberry House or Dut Evi as it is in Turkish is not a typical villa with a pool and air conditioning. It is a house that a Turkish family would live in and as such it can function as a home all year round. The house is insulated to keep it cool in the summer and the use of fans at night is enough to keep cool on the hottest summer nights. This enables everyone to become acclimatised and makes for a slower pace of life in the summer. There is nothing more relaxing than gently swinging in one of the hammocks under the eucalyptus and mulberry trees reading a book with a breeze wafting over you. Occasionally the odd chicken from the farm next door appears with a few little chicks and is heard scuffling around in the leaves. At night the lack of light pollution means that the stars are incredibly clear. Being 2 km out of Dalyan makes it a cooler place to be and the bicycles are simply to allow a faster trip into Dalyan.