Simpson Secret – Akyaka

Akyaka, Turkey

Part of theSimpson Secrets collection

Our search for exceptional villas occasionally leads us along the road less travelled to find hidden gems just too lovely to leave behind. Aimed at the adventurous at heart, each Simpson Secret offers a unique take on what a holiday off the beaten track can be.
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  • Romantic retreat
  • Wonderfully quirky
  • Set in forest location
  • Mesmerising views

The charming and unspoilt town of Akyaka is a natural location for this Simpson Secret: architecturally authentic, with pretty coves and beaches surrounded by peaceful countryside. As well as having an inspiring location, Simpson Secrets have to be unique, a term which we can apply to this wonderful new house with total confidence.

The brainchild of Çağlar Bozkurt, this exciting new ‘concept house’ is the most innovative property on the south west coast. The house has big picture windows to maximise the views from everywhere, including the bed. The interiors are stylish and wonderfully quirky, while outside, Çağlar has built an elegant lap pool with mesmerising views. Çağlar’s family can arrange for delivery of delicious home cooking to this romantic hillside retreat, or alternatively, Akyaka and its great river restaurants are just a few minutes’ drive away.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1 bedroom single storey cottage (sleeps 2)
  • Villa accessed via 9 descending steps

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, satellite TV (limited English channels), DVD/CD player
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge-freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with bathtub
  • Shower room

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 9.7m x 2.5m (depth 1.4m throughout) with ladder

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected

Visas

British passport holders travelling to Turkey require a tourist visa in advance of travel. The visa is issued via the Turkish Electronic Visa Application System at the following website www.evisa.gov.tr and is charged at USD20. Please refer to www.evisa.gov.tr or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport. Please note that passports need to be valid for six months or more from your return date to the UK.


Location

  • Beach (Çinar) 5min drive
  • Restaurant 5min drive
  • Mini-markets (Akyaka) 12min drive
  • Bozburun Peninsula 1hr 30min drive
  • Dalaman airport 1hr 15min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group B, Renault Fluence or similar*

* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D – Dacia Duster or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group E – Dacia Lodgy or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group F – Renault Fluence automatic or similar, 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 45cm x 23cm and a medium suitcase of approximately 60cm x 40cm x 23cm.

Customer Feedback

Simpson's Secret was an absolute idyll, beautiful inside and out. Inside was spacious, luxurious, with lots of quirky little features, furnished with an eye to style and comfort. Outside had lots of space, and stunning views over the infinity pool, of the bay and mountains beyond, not to mention at night a canopy of a million stars. Perfect.
Miss Valchero – September 2017

Although seasoned travellers, this was our first experience With Simpson Travel. Our holiday was exceptional and exceeded our expectations in all aspects. Simpson Travel could not have provided a better level of service and I particularly commend the support of their staff who were exceptional. We will definitely be using Simpson Travel in the future.
Mr Spalding – August 2017

Our experience with Simpson's was second to none. From start to finish we could not have wished for more and our rep was outstanding. Everything, and I mean everything, was just excellent.
Mr Rimmer – June 2017

We loved Simspon Secret at Akyaka, beautiful yet simple villa with stunning views & lovely infinity pool. There are lots of interesting features in the house, the bath in the bedroom has a shower that is designed to be like water falling from roof tiles, the shower in the bathroom with uninterrupted views across the hills & down to Gokova Bay. Sounds odd but it works.The garden has several places to relax. The barbecue area was a favorite with us, watching the owl & the tiny bats nip down for a dip in the pool over our supper was the evening entertainment. This was our second visit which is a first for us as we like to find new places but such was the lure of the place we just had to come again. Great find Simpson.
Ms Mail – June 2016

We spent a week in Akyaka in Simpson Secret Akyaka which was all lovely. We thought that your representative, a young Turkish girl called Bilgen was a SIMPSON TREASURE, a bright, keen and charming girl. We understand that she has only been working for your company for the last few weeks and perhaps that is why she was so keen to do her job really well. We believe that she has the brain and lovely personality to go far. As you can tell by this feedback we thought she was great. We have been on holiday with your company a few times and it is always good.
Mr Levy-Cooper – May 2016

The service from Simpson from start to finish far exceeded our expectations in pretty much every way . The standard of our villa was exceptional and we spent a very relaxing and stress free two weeks there. The travelling was easy and very well organised - all in all we were very pleasantly surprised at the care and attention to detail throughout and will certainly be booking again with Simpson for our next summer break.
Mr Wright – July 2015

Simpson Travel have a knack for seeking properties that offer something extra and in special locations. The standard of service from the company is second to none. This is why we come back to them year after year.
Mrs Wilkins – June 2015

Simpson secret Akyaka is truly extraordinary.We enjoyed every second of our lovely trip to this beautiful area.The villa is very quirky and finished to a very high standard.The use of wood and stone throughout gives the place a natural and rustic feel.The pool is ideal to swim and relax in and also very restful to listen to the water lap the edges of the infinity pool.The view over Gokova bay is breathtaking from every viewpoint.We did not tire of the view every morning from the bedroom. Quite surreal! Fresh bread delivered every morning was a treat. We have returned feeling very rested and will definitely aim to return next year. Would not travel with anyone but Simpson Travel. Many thanks to all the team as always.
Mr Hosking – August 2014

 

My first experience of booking my summer break with Simpson Travel has been beyond all my expectations. The professional, organised and thoughtful attention the knowledgeable staff at Simpson give you, from start to finish, makes the entire process stress free and an utter joy. Our villa, Simpson Secret, nestled in the pine forest hills above charming Akyaka in Turkey, was perfect. Cut into hill, it's full glass frontage looks out across your infinity pool to the bay below. The design of the villa is stylish, with every need considered. Some touches aren't necessarily 'requirements' such as the multi coloured light surrounding the base of the round bed!, but they are great fun and show the love that has been poured into building the villa. We will certainly be booking with Simpson Travel again. Thanks to the entire team for a wonderful holiday. 
Mrs Grover – July 2014

A wonderful place to get away from it all and kick back and relax. Lovely people very willing to help make your holiday special.
Mrs Mines – June 2014

This being our first visit to Turkey and having never before used Simpson Travel, both experiences went significantly above expectations. The best thing about Turkey has been the people. We'v been warmly welcomed wherever we've been and look forward to returning but it will hard to beat this experience!
Robinson – June 2014

This is the first time we have used Simpson Travel but whole experience from initially choosing our holiday through to arriving back in the UK was faultless we will definitely be travelling with you again. Many thanks for a great holiday – Lauren and Nick Robinson
Miss Jackson – June 2014

Wow!! What an amazing holiday made perfect by a wonderful villa in such a beautiful setting. We are returning home feeling very relaxed. Thank you. As always with Simpson Travel, it's the small things that help to make the holiday that extra bit special.
Mrs Roberts – May 2014

We had a terrific week at Simpson Secret, Akyaka. The well-appointed accommodation was full of interesting and unusual features; the hidden location was peaceful and relaxing; and the area was full of interesting places to visit.A great place to stay!
Ms Smith – May 2014

What a privilege to be the first guests. Thanks for an amazing holiday in a secret hideaway. Quirky and unique, an individual innovation in a traditional way. Simpson have a treasure in their portfolio – a real 'road less traveled'.
Ruth & Nigel Howes – May 2014

Our choice of Turkey properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    3/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Sheltered in the furthermost corner of Gökova Bay in Turkey with a sweeping backdrop of pine forests, Akyaka is a destination long favoured by discerning travellers for its location far from the madding crowds.

A perfect example of the attractive Ula-Muğla architecture and part of the Cittaslow movement, this small coastal town offers a real opportunity to take time out: your chance to sunbathe on the beach, sip tea in one of the local tea houses or explore the meandering river by boat or kayak.

And after an exhilarating day outside, we have a carefully chosen selection of villas in Akyaka to welcome you home.

Read more on our Akyaka region page

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