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Rod Canning

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, german

Lovely 3 bed private villa and pool. Full A/C. Free wifi. Still at 2014 prices!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Dalyan holiday villa

Private 3 bedroom Villa Zuleyha with private pool ideally located in quiet cul-de-sac but close to all that Dalyan has to offer - Your own piece of Turkish Delight!

Three bedroom private villa with large pool for your exclusive use. Sleeps up to 6 - all beds are proper comfortable divans to ensure a good nights sleep . Air conditioned throughout with the latest super quiet Hitachi units to guarantee a blissful nights sleep no matter how hot outside! Fans also available. Smoke alarm and CO2 detector fitted. Open plan lounge/dining area, well equipped kitchen. Circular staircase leads onto large landing and access to the 3 bedrooms, family shower room and side balcony. Poolside terrace complete with sun beds, tables and parasols for a relaxing holiday, the pool benefits from the sun during the entire day but the garden has some lovely shaded areas to cool down in. Beautiful mature garden with a wide selection of plants,shrubs,fruit trees and flowers. Stone built BBQ. Very central, ideally located for all amenities and short distance from main pick up points for Jeep safaris, 12 Island Tours etc. The town centre with its wide selection of restaurants and shops, the Saturday market and river are all within easy walking distance. You can take a water taxi to the famous Iztuzu beach, travel to the lake and visit Koycegis market, the famous mud baths and hot springs or simply take a lazy boat trip with a BBQ lunch. Visit Ancient Kaunos and take a step back in time - a must for everyone!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rod Canning (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, german

About Rod Canning

We purchased the villa in 2011 after first coming to Dalyan on holiday in 2007 and returning at least once every year. Dalyan is family orientated, small and friendly and our daughters love coming here and enjoy exploring the town together where they feel safe and secure. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate in having discovered this unique and beautiful part of Turkey.

For your peace of mind the villa is managed by King Emlak whose office is only a 5 minute walk away. They care for the villa 24/7 and in the unlikely event you experience any problems they are on hand, extremely efficient and multi lingual.

Rod Canning purchased this villa in 2011

Why Rod Canning chose Lycian and Turquoise Coast

We had visited many places in the Mediterranean and Turkey but we fell in love with this beautiful part of Turkey as it offered everything in one place.

An outstanding safe sandy beach (home to the Caretta turtles) - either a short inexpensive boat trip or minibus ride away.

The beautiful inland lake with the hot springs and mud baths.

Riverside walks with views of the Tombs and historic Kaunos

The small bustling town only a 8 minute walk away with all its choice of restaurants, shops etc

What makes this villa unique

The villa whilst only 8 minutes walk from the town is located in a quiet cul -de-sac with unspoilt views over pomegranate orchard and the mountains in the distance.

In the evening the sun sets over the mountains and you can sit on your balcony, relaxing with a glass of wine or sarap ( as it is known in Turkey! ) and enjoy the spectacular sunsets!

The large and spacious open plan ground floor and good sized bedrooms ensures the villa is cool and airy even on the hottest days.

Swim in the pool at any time day or night - it is exclusively for you!


based on 14 traveller reviews

Lovely 3 bed private villa and pool. Full A/C. Free wifi. Still at 2014 prices!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful villa, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We loved Villa Zuleyha. It had everything we needed for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers) including excellent internet speed (very important for a family of teenagers!). There was a welcome breeze & we spent most days lazing by the pool. My daughter who isn't a sunworshipper spent her days on the swing on the veranda in the shade.

The villa itself was brilliantly equipped and had all the utensils you would ever need in the kitchen. We ate at the villa most lunch times & BBQ'd at least 7 nights. Additionally, the villa was cleaned mid week by a lovely lady and the pool was maintained every morning.

The villa is ideally situated for Dalyan, although we hired a car we didn't really need one. We walked in to Dalyan every day & used the local butchers & supermarkets. The restaurants were lovely & the food reasonably priced, our favourite was Bistro Blue which we visited several times. It's such a shame with what's happening in Turkey at the moment but Dalyan is completely unaffected by Turkey's troubles & it's a shame more people don't visit. My husband had a shave several times while we were there & would wholeheartedly recommend it.

We visited the mud baths (hired a private boat from the harbour) which was excellent value for money & lots of fun was had by the whole family.

Everything was taken care of by King Emlak (including airport transfers) who were very professional & always responded to text messages quickly whilst in Turkey & emails before our arrival.

I would recommend Dalyan & I would definitely recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa perfectly situated in lovely dalyan

  • 5 of 5

Being regular visitors to Dalyan and having rented the villa seven years ago we knew what we were coming to, a well furnished villa fitted out with everything you could possibly need. The property is managed by Sonuc tezcan of King Emlak, who provide excellent customer service,instant replies to e/mails and who visited us on our second day and sorted out a small problem immediately. Our party consisted of four adults and three children aged eight,six and fourteen months and villa zuleyha is large enough not to feel overcrowded, the older two loved the pool and by the start of our second week had learned to swim. This was my daughter her husband and children's first visit to Dalyan and they absolutely loved the fact that you don't have to book organised excursions but you can just wander down to the water front and hire a boat and very friendly captain for an hour or as long as you want. At no time have I ever felt unsafe or ill at ease in Dalyan in fact quite the opposite and I would have no hesitation in recommending villa zuleyha and Dalyan for a perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa in a super location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of different properties in Dalyan over the last 10 years. This is one of the best we have stayed in. It is within easy walking distance to the town centre and is well appointed and we would certainly reccommend it. The property was well maintained and the agent was very helpful with excellent English. It is easy to get to beach either by Dolmus (local bus) or river boat. We also hired a boat (The Kingfisher) and had a fabulous day out - with one of the best lunches we have had on a trip like this. We also went on the jeep safari - another super day out. If you want quiet friendly relaxed environment for a holiday but still with things to do this is the place for you,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know you enjoyed your holiday so much and our villa as well! Dalyan has so much to offer and you definitely took advantage of this - a week is too short , come back for 2 next year! Hope to see you then
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October Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 9-night stay in this lovely villa and can only reiterate the positive comments of previous reviewers. The villa is accurately described and everything supplied to ensure you enjoy a relaxing holiday. We were lucky with the weather and most days enjoyed a refreshing dip in the pool (once in, it was fine). The sea, however, was lovely and warm - the thunder storms forecast didn’t arrive and only rain we had was a 10 minutes shower. Location is ideal, with lovely mountain views - a pleasant walk on the flat into town/river. It is, however, a quiet residential area so perhaps not suitable for any ‘party people’!

Dalyan is now well up on our list of holiday destinations – it really does offer a different experience, but still allows you to also have a beach holiday. The boat trip to the beach is so relaxing and the pancakes served there highly recommended. It is also worth taking the dolmus to the other end of the beach to visit the turtle sanctuary.

The owners were helpful in providing us with information before our holiday and arranged our transport for us – the driver, Mustafa, even bought basic groceries to see us over our first night, as we didn’t arrive until late. He also does private boat trips at a very reasonable price – we had intended to book one, but the days just ran away with us, so perhaps next time. On the Monday we took a boat to a vibrant local market, where we purchased some bargain fruit and vegetables, which we then cooked along with steaks from the local butcher. Most nights, however, we ate out – we found the prices very reasonable and quality of restaurants excellent. One interesting dining experience was recommended to us by a local. As you walk into town from the villa, there is a local self-service Turkish restaurant on the right-hand side (blue canopy) – we had koftas with a selection of vegetable dishes, rice, couscous, salad and bread – the cost of the meal for the four of us was approximately £6.00! Admittedly, it was a bit like sitting in a canteen and they did not serve alcohol, but for anyone on a tight budget, we would certainly recommend you give this place a try.

We will definitely return to Dalyan, as there is so much more we would like to have done – I’m now addicted to the Trip Adviser Travel Forum and amazed at how much some people can cram into their breaks – but for us just experiencing the relaxed atmosphere on a daily basis was really all we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved reading your review - you all certainly made the most of your time in Dalyan and the fantastic weather! There is so much to do in Dalyan and never enough days in a holiday to do it all. You must come back again! We aim for relaxing and unwinding in a quiet private location and it seems we have achieved that - thank you! Our villa and our guests are our priority and I am delighted you had such a fantastic holiday! Come back soon
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  • 5 of 5

We had a last minute holiday and as usual picked our favorite place to go - Dalyan - we also picked this beautiful Villa Zuleyha - it has everything you need and more - it is spotless, very comfortable and well cared for by Manager Sonuc at King Emlak and the Cleaner, who is a really lovely lady. We especially liked the hammock and the privacy of the Villa, we also liked the fact that it takes just 5 mins walk to the nearest store and 10 mins to the centre. Diana and Rod were most helpful from start to finish and would like to thank them for all their help, we would definitely like to go back - SUPERB

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you chose our villa for your last minute getaway and that we were able to share our home with you. Our cleaner is wonderful - she prides herself on keeping the villa immaculate and treats it as she would her own home - we know that she has very standards!! We consider ourselves very lucky to have her!! Location is also very important and we love the fact that the villa is tucked away from the noise of the town centre but just a few minutes walk away from all the amenities. It is private but not isolated in a quiet area of Dalyan - so glad it ticked all your boxes! We would love you to come again so keep in touch! Thanks
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A Great Holiday in a great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great relaxing holiday at this lovely Villa with our two sons of 17 and 21 and one of their girlfriends. The Villa was exactly as described and Diana and Rod could not have been more helpfull with any enquiries we had and Sonuc at King Emlak was also very helpfull while we were there. A very comfortable, very clean well looked after Villa with great privacy and only a few minutes walk into town. We wouldn't hesitate on returning the next time we stay in Dalyan. Andrew, Julie and Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you and your family had a relaxing holiday and that we and our agent were such a help to you. We are always happy to help as your happiness is our first priority. Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular Dalyan visitor a fantastic holiday experience is our aim and we are happy when you are happy as well! You are always welcome at our villa and we thank you for sharing your holiday experience with us.
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There is an amazing range of habitats in the local area; from the reed beds north of the town to the Koycegiz Lake. With many species of birds, from White Tailed Eagles to Red-rumped swallows, expert birders and amateurs would struggle not to have a great birding holiday.We canorganise guided walking tours through areas. We manage perfect accommodation for large groups throughout the year, that are great for comfortable relaxation when not out in the wilderness.

Walking groups taking international excursions are aware of the amazing possibilities available to walkers and ramblers in and around Dalyan, Turkey.There are a number of great walks to be done in the local area; from the walk up to Candir and Kaunos over stunning mountains and rock tombs, to the Liquid Amber Fosrets of Dalyan.The Famous Lykian Way walk of 300+km across the southern coast of Turkey, is a trekking holiday for the hardcore (especially in the summer).


Dalyan is best known for its lush greenery, the winding river and a beach which is not just a natural wonder but also won The Times Best Open Space Award in 2010. Famous for the Caretta Caretta turtles. Over 6km of golden sands with access by bus, car and boat there are cafeterias at either end for refreshments but plenty of empty space amongst the dunes to escape to.


The nearest airport is Dalaman which is a 20 minutes drive away. Once in Dalyan car hire is not essential we are very central to town and town itself is small and everything in easy walking distance.


Everything is within walking or cycling distance in Dalyan. This villa is only a 3 minute walk to the nearest supermarket, and a further 5 minutes to local restaurants, bars and cafes and the river. Fethiye and Olu Deniz are 50 minutes drive away. Marmaris is about 75 minutes drive. Both of those towns also have ferries to Rhodes.

Further Details:

Dalyan town itself is compact stretching only a mile in any direction from the centre and is framed by a glorious backdrop of pine clad mountains in every direction. The flatness of town make it a perfect place for walking with children and the elderly and a delight to cycle around. For more active holidaymakers there are forests and hiking hills all within walking distance.

Dalyan is also distinguished by the lack of package tourists though there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes. If you can’t find the items you want in the shops there is a sweet local market on Saturdays.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Dalyan, Turkey

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Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$160

Notes on booking:

A non-refundable deposit of 25% per week is payable on booking. Remainder to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. All payments to UK bank account.100 GBP security deposit required, paid with final balance 4 weeks before arrival - refunded after departure and villa inspection.

Changeover Day:

The earliest check in time is 4 pm on the day of arrival. Latest check out time is 11am on the day of departure. Late checkout can usually be arranged - at cost of £40 payable with balance. Please request this at time of booking as in high season it can not always be accommodated.

Notes on prices: Discounts offered for remaining weeks in May/earlyJune, July and August. Please ask what discount available when enquiring.

5% discount for over 17 night stays.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% per week is payable on booking. Remainder to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. All payments to UK bank account.100 GBP security deposit required, paid with final balance 4 weeks before arrival - refunded after departure and villa inspection.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Dalyan, Turkey

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Ensuite bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Family bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Downstairs WC. Family bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with full bath, wall shower, toilet and sink. All bathrooms have hairdryers and shaving points.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Second bedroom - 1 double bed
    Third bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Villa Zuleyha sleeps 6 - 2 double bedrooms and one twin The large master bedroom has a king size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, air-con, fan and rear balcony which overlooks the pool. Dressing table, bedside drawers and plenty of wardrobe space and hangers! The second bedroom has a double bed, air-con, fan, side and rear balcony. Wardrobe and bedside drawers. The third bedroom has two single beds, air-con, fan and rear balcony. 3 drawer dressing table/storage All rooms are decorated in soothing pastel shades Rear balcony overlooking pool and beautiful mountain views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: For your peace of mind a safety deposit box is provided free of charge. Free wifi Outside: Outside, the garden is fully walled and has a private pool which is 1.5m deep throughout and approx 45 sq.m. - a perfect size for a swim or just a quick refreshing dip! Sun beds are located around the pool on the terrace which benefits from the sun virtually all day long - fabulous for those wishing to soak up the sun and work on their tan! For those who prefer to keep cool there are plenty of shady areas in the beautiful colourful garden. There is also a useful poolside shower and for the outdoor cooks there is an attractive stone BBQ. Parking is available in the quiet cul-de-sac road which ensures the villa remains peaceful. Utility Room: Utility cupboard with new washing machine, instructions, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and bath towels provided. Beach towels provided for use around the pool. Before and after clean included . Other: Lobby with a good selection of books, coat rack and shoe storage. Full length mirror. Upstairs landing has cupboard housing spare bed linen, towels and pool towels for your exclusive use whilst relaxing by the pool. Free use of travel cot/playpen, high chair and even potty!