Simpson Secret – Akyaka

Akyaka , Turkey

Part of the Simpson 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.
Simpson Secrets

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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.

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Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Akyaka.


  • 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)
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge-freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with bathtub
  • Shower room


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Beach (Çinar) 5min drive
  • Restaurant 5min drive
  • Mini-markets (Akyaka) 12min drive
  • Shops (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 excluded from 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 – Hyundai Accent 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.

This was our second year holidaying in Turkey with Simpson Travel and their service was again first class on every level. The accommodation was fantastic and the welcome pack was by far the best that we have ever had. Communication was very good throughout and you can see why Simpson are an award winning travel company. Martyn & Lynn (S.Bucks) Oct 2023

Mr Martyn Way, October 2023

First time with Simpson Travel - First Class experience. Very impressed with all aspects which made for a most enjoyable and importantly relaxing holiday. Local concierge (Nihat) was excellent - informative and attentive and not pushy on recommendations being made for dinner or excursions.

David John Laws, July 2023

Customer Feedback We had a wonderful time in a beautiful location, it was the perfect hideaway for us as a couple. The local representative was unbelievably quick to respond to any questions we had and very helpful.

Micheline Newmarch, July 2023

Our first time with Simpson and delighted by the excellent service provided. Whilst we did not meet Nihat (our choice), he was in regular contact and always helpful. Villa is amazing, loved the coloured lights in the living room and bedroom, waterfall bath is great fun. Privacy and peace outside by the pool and garden just what we needed – a 5-star experience. Akyaka is very busy but characterful with good food, shops and cafés. Day at Cinar Beach Club was very enjoyable.

Lynda & John, June 2023

This was our fourth Simpson Travel holiday and it was really excellent as before. We had a Simpson Secrets Villa and it was really off the beaten track in Akayaka, just what we were hoping for. The only sounds we could hear throughout the day was birdsong and the rustling of leaves. Our concierge Nihat was superb, responsive, always available and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the local restaurants by the river and enjoyed some wonderful fresh fish lunches and dinners there. The meze was also brilliant. We will be back!

Brian Shepherd, May 2023

This was our first Simpson experience - usually we do not use tour companies. However we were sufficiently impressed overall that we will look at the Simpson Collection for a future holiday. I thought Jess our representative in Turkey was one of the best we have ever had and we have travelled a lot over many years - both long and short haul. The pre-departure team were also extremely helpful - it's a valuable service.

Gaynor Aspin, October 2022

A second visit to Simpson's Secret in Akyaka. Set in the forest high above the town it afforded a peaceful escape from everyday life to chill and BBQ! A short drive/taxi ride and we were in town with it's selection of riverside fish restaurants, beachside cafes, and bars. We are looking forward to returning next year.

Stephen Shipp, September 2022

Simpsons yet again surpassed all expectations. Awesome service and awesome holiday.

Debra Whittingham, June 2022

Fabulous stay at this unique & quirky villa. Everything was spotless & absolutely everything we had hoped for. So peaceful it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere! Superb service from Jessica & the car hire was so smooth it took all the stresses away. Simpson Secret Akyaka exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

Russell Davies, June 2022

Charming and peaceful retreat, secluded but with all mod cons. Great pool and lovely views. Lots of choice for outdoor seating. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Philip Carter, May 2022

We last visited Akyaka 19 years ago. There have been some changes but it still retains a traditional feel. Pleasant riverside restaurants to enjoy a lunch or evening dinner with a wide range of options from a meze to beautifully cooked fish and meat dishes. The surrounding countryside offers up stunning locations and mountain cafés. And then there is a Simpson Secret! A wonderfully idyllic hideaway villa set in the pine forests above the town with views out across the treetops to the Bay of Gokova and the mountains. It looks like it has grown out of the hillside with all the wood and stone inside and out. We loved it so much that we spent many evenings eating there along with a bottle of wine! The owner’s sister, Kadriye, offers a traditional Turkish meal which she will cook and deliver – definitely worth it and it lasted two nights! Jessica, the Simpson representative, was always available and happily booked taxis, restaurants and boat trips for us. Nothing was too much trouble for her which helped make our holiday. Excellent service all round. Our 10th time with Simpson Travel. The 11th has already been booked for next year!

Steve & Jackie Shipp, September 2019

Jess was amazing, we travel a lot but she has been the best rep we have ever experienced. Her information, assistance and general obvious enthusiasm for Turkey was exemplary. We really enjoyed the holiday returning refreshed and energised.

RB, September 2019

We had the perfect holiday at Simpson Secret – Akyaka and we couldn't have asked for more. It’s like they knew exactly what we needed after a very long and busy year. We look forward to recharging our batteries again with Simpson Travel next year!

Andy & Victoria Armstrong, August 2018

Thank you so much Jess, Mehmet and Chiziz’s sister for the amazing meals which you really must try. Jess and Mehmet have been really helpful and professional, always there but not intrusive. The villa and seclusion was everything we wanted and needed, our batteries are now fully charged. We loved meals at Danza café, Turkish breakfast down by the river, Ephesus is well worth a day trip – truly spectacular. One of our highlights was Stratonikeia – an atmospheric abandoned village and quiet to wander around with stunning Roman remains. We have enjoyed the wildlife at the villa (outside and in!). Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have!

Ruth & Jo, July 2018

Simpson Travel, thank you. The price that was advertised is the price you pay. There was lots of contact with bookings, arrivals, departures which makes you feel very secure and that you are being looked after. The photographs of the accommodation, Simpson Secret – Akyaka, are true and there are no surprises when you arrive – in fact they do not do the villa justice. We also appreciated the little extras. Also, thank you for providing one bedroom villas – as a couple we are fed up with having to pay for a larger villa when there are only two of us.

Mr & Mrs Timms, July 2018

The location of this villa is truly amazing. We wanted peace and quiet and that’s what we got. Didn’t wear shoes for 48 hours. A big thank you to Jess and Mehmet for their helpful tips. You can do as much or as little as you like on your holiday here, the choice is yours.

Maxine & Nick, July 2018

What a magical place and a wonderful house. The perfect place to relax and unwind. We could quite easily stay forever! Huge thanks to Jess and Mehmet. Sad to be leaving but already planning on coming back.

Norah & Mary, May 2018

This Simpson 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 Travel 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 the Simspon Secret at Akyaka, a beautiful yet simple villa with stunning views and a 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 and down to Gokova Bay. Sounds odd but it works.The garden has several places to relax. The barbecue area was a favourite with us, watching an owl and the tiny bats nip down for a dip in the pool during 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 Travel.

Ms Mail, June 2016

We spent a week in Akyaka in a Simpson Secret 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 Travel 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 Travel for our next summer break.

Mr Wright, July 2015

Simpson Travel has a knack for finding 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 give you, from start to finish, makes the entire process stress free and an utter joy. Our villa, a Simpson Secret, nestled in the pine forest hills above charming Akyaka in Turkey, was perfect. Cut into hill, its full glass frontage looks out across the 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

This is the first time we have used Simpson Travel but the 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.

Miss Jackson, June 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 used before 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

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

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

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 Travel has a treasure in their portfolio – a real 'road less travelled'.

Ruth & Nigel Howes, May 2014


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* 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.

Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Akyaka.

Read more on our Akyaka region page

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