Chalet Vista is a beautiful 3 bedroom stone house oozing traditional Turkish charm. Tucked away in a rural mountain location, it has extensive gardens and a good-sized pool that provides a real oasis for escaping the outside world and perfect for those looking for complete relaxation surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The charming Turkish owner, Ayhan, lives nearby and is on hand to attend to guests. He will look after you brilliantly or leave you in peace as you so wish. Ayhan is also a qualified guide, an expert equestrian and offers private, guided adventures – on foot, horseback or by car – from your doorstep, through the wilds of the unspoilt Bozburun Peninsula.
The lush forests dipping down to meet the turquoise sea at intervals are a defining feature of the Bozburun Peninsula, Vista is situated at the end of a forest track, ensconced by a thicket of verdant emerald green trees.
Nature abounds all around Chalet Vista and affords the opportunity to relax in utter peace and tranquillity. Meander through the extensive gardens where a variety of vegetables are grown, and guests are welcome to pick their own for lunch or supper. Even the olive oil you will enjoy is grown, pressed and bottled by Ayhan, and is nothing short of delicious!
Chalet Vista is perfect for those looking to completely get away from it all, relax by the private pool listening to nothing but the sweet sound of bird-song and cicadas.
We include a car with the villa so if you do wish to explore the dramatic surrounding of this stunning region its easy to do, and despite the remote location, the charming small village of Bayir is less than 5 minute’s away with its pretty square, a couple of shops and is a typical rural Turkish village, and the pretty beach of Ciflik and its handful of restaurants is just 15 minutes away.
Chalet Vista is a beautiful, traditional style stone house with breathtaking views.
Enter the villa on the ground floor, to the rear of the property from the parking area. Walk into the hallway which leads past the kitchen to the large open-plan room housing the dining area at the rear and sitting room in front.
The sitting room opens onto a separate hall from which the third bedroom (a ground-floor twin) is located, with separate shower/WC. A door leads from here out onto an al fresco dining terrace with amazing views across grounds, valley and sea beyond.
Steps lead up to the first floor which houses the Master bedroom (double) and the second (twin) bedroom. The bedrooms share a bathroom with bath and shower/WC. The master double opens onto wonderful terrace which affords the most magnificent views across the valley and canyon to the sea below.
Terrace and grounds
Steps lead down from the al fresco dining terrace to the gardens. The gardens are a highlight of the property, with many hidden nooks and crannies to explore. Full of surprises with various seating areas created to relax and admire the view. Various terraces and paths lead to the large, oval pool which is located away from the house and is a tranquil oasis.
Bayir Village – 3 mins drive
Ciftlik Beach – 10 mins drive
Dalaman Airport – 2 hours drive
Arrival at Villa
Ayhan or his caretaker will meet you at the villa with the keys and show you around. All guests have to be registered on arrival and so our team will need to take some passport details from you but will do this as quickly as possible.
On the 1st evening, a delicious meze platter, fruit and baklava will be provided
A welcome breakfast basket will be delivered on the first morning to get you started
Water & Bread Delivery
Water & fresh bread delivery service is provided daily during your stay.
A basic hamper will be provided on arrival to get you started which includes items such as, fresh bread, cheese, tomatoes, butter, milk, eggs, water, a bottle of wine, some sachets of tea and coffees.
Hosts in Resort
A member of our overseas team will be in touch via phone to ensure you are comfortable.
The villa will be cleaned on arrival and fresh linen and bathroom towels provided. The villa is cleaned thoroughly every 7 days with a linen change and then a lighter clean after 3 or 4 days.
These will be provided for you, in addition all Discerning Collection guests will receive a complimentary Turkish towel (pestemal)
Pool Cleaning and Maintenance
The pool will be cleaned daily (usually early morning) during your stay by the caretaker, who also maintains the extensive gardens.
Cots, highchairs and car seats for car hire and transfers can also be arranged, as well as baby bundles, please contact us for more information. Please note that we require you to pack your own linen for the cots.
Car hire is included in the price of your holiday, and will be at the villa on arrival.
A variety of trips and excursions which can be arranged via Ayhan the owner, who is also a professional guide.
Due to the rural location of the villa, airport transfers are include and your car will be waiting for you at the villa
Check in/Check out
Check in 16:00
Check out 10:00
The owner will try and be flexible if the check in/out times do not coincide with your flights but this is dependent on his next arrivals.
Chalet Vista’s owner Ayhan is a fully-qualified guide, trained in ornithology, botany, archaeology and trekking and his services are available to guests throughout their stay. His invaluable expertise guarantees the opportunity really explore the beauty of the Bozburun Peninsula and the surrounding area (as far afield as Ephesus).
Even if you don’t wish to take Ayhan’s private escorted tours – he is a font of local knowledge and will be delighted to share his passion and knowledge with you during your stay.
Ayhan has acquired a stable of three horses – two English thoroughbred, one Arabian – which are well-suited to life on the Peninsula. They are stabled in the grounds beneath the cottage (away from the main house) and are available for trekking experiences in the region. The beauty of horse-trekking is that you can cover more ground on four legs that you can on two, and from an elevated position in the saddle have incredible views along the trails of peninsula.
The horse-riding is recommended to guests who are intermediate and above standard riders, who are comfortable in the saddle and can enjoy occasional day treks led by Ayhan. The routes through the forests of the peninsula are well-researched, with commentary on the ever-changing scenery filling in the gaps of the history, wildlife and culture of the surrounding villages and countryside.
The treks operate across the full season including the hottest months of July and August, when the region’s best beaches provide a chance for rider and mount to cool off in the sea. Nothing beats galloping along the shore with the wind in your hair and the sea lapping at the horses’ hooves.
There are also special horse-trekking weeks which operate in the summer and winter (with the exception only of July-September). These consist of an itinerary based at the cottage with four full-day riding treks along trails exploring the Bozburun Peninsula leading directly from The Wolf’s Trail Cottage. One day is kept for relaxation and another where guests have the opportunity to visit the fascinating region of Dalyan with Ayhan’s company as a guide.
Chalet Vista is situated metres from The Carian Trail, a 500 mile long itinerant footpath which starts on the Bozburun Peninsula and crosses almost the entire Aegean. The waymarked footpath leads directly from the doorstep and is ideal for day treks through the lush flora and fauna, with pine needles crunching underfoot and a canopy of carob, pine and cedar trees above.
The route leads directly from the cottage through derelict settlements and past row upon row of beautiful beehives. Indeed, the area around Bayir is renowned for its carob and pine honey which is sold in solid sheets in local markets and has a distinctive, full taste. There is a quirky museum which celebrates all things honey and is well worth calling into during your stay.
Follow the path downhill to a series of delightful cooling pools, fed by a stream, which leads all the way to a small Lokanata (Turkish café) at the end of the trail, serving Turkish tea and Gözleme (a savoury pancake filled with spinach and cheese) in the shade of the trees. Further afield, The Carian Trail is yours to explore in bite-sized chunks, linking an ancient array of paths from traditional caravan routes, to goat trails and roman roads and passing through many unspoilt villages.