The Shepherd's House

Akyaka, Turkey

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Rural retreat
  • Beautiful forest setting
  • Magnificent views
  • Close to Çinar Beach

Surrounded by an olive grove and wild forests of pine, this painstakingly restored shepherd's home overlooks the magnificent panorama of Gokova Bay and beyond.

Once the childhood haunt of Çağlar, the owner, The Shepherd’s House has been transformed from a simple rural hut to a stylish villa, reflecting Çağlar’s passion for creating quality accommodation in stunning locations.

The interiors are a perfect combination of modern and traditional Turkey; wooden floors and ceilings with contemporary glass doors allowing glimpses of Gokova Bay from the main bedroom. The spacious outside terrace offers ample seating around the swimming pool, with captivating views from every aspect.

With two bedrooms this villa can be enjoyed by either couples or young families.

For those wishing to explore the area around this idyllic spot, the pretty beach of Çinar and the attractions of Akyaka, a traditional Turkish town with its unique Ula-Muğla architecture, are a short drive away.



  • 2 bedroom single storey villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Open plan living/kitchen area with fireplace, TV, DVD player, music system; leads to large terrace (shade in places) with seating areas
  • Small kitchen equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room; glass doors lead out to terrace
  • Twin bedroom with shower room next door
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 7m x 3m (depth 1.5m – 1.7m) 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.


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 and is charged at USD20. Please refer to 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.


  • Restaurant (Çinar) 5min drive
  • Beach (Çinar) 5min 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:

  • 2-4 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 – 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.

Customer Feedback

Another wonderful holiday with Simpson Travel. Two amazing villas in two fabulous locations. We can't wait to book our next holiday! Thank you.
Mrs D – October 2018

We love combining beach, walking and visiting historical sites whilst on holiday. This is something that the Simpson Travel reps will always advise us on and, together with the comfort and flexibility of a Simpson villa, leads to a relaxing and interesting holiday. From boat trips to mud-baths, our time in Turkey was thoroughly enjoyable and I still had time to read four books!
Ms Sims – September 2015

This is our third Simpson Travel villa and they just keep getting better! The atmosphere makes you very lazy and we loved relaxing by the pool looking at the view. Thank you to Anthony and Mehmet.
Onash – September 2014

We are two old fogies who have very much enjoyed our week here. At our age we haven't wanted to visit beaches and rush around too much, but we've loved the pool, the peace, the views and the mountain backdrop. The welcome hamper was excellent and the number of things provided...more than we expected, and the lovely fresh bread provided by Mehmet when he came to do the pool in the mornings was a real bonus!
Mr & Mrs Jenkin – September 2014

We've loved The Shepherd's House. Stunning mountain backdrop, fabulous views and sunsets and lovely, friendly and welcoming people everywhere we've been. Thank you to Mehmet and the whole team for making our stay so comfortable, and thanks to Anthony for all your tips and advice.
The Diffey's – August 2014


We have had a relaxing week here following our stay at a villa on the Bozburun Peninsula. Thank you to Anthony for all your help and advice!
Jenkins Family – July 2014

Very many thanks to the Simpson Travel staff for making our stay so comfortable. The Shepherd's House is so peaceful and grounded, the views are spectacular and the backdrop really dramatic. We encountered many forms of wildlife! Thanks to all for making our stay very memorable. We will be back!
Gunning – June 2014

A great couple of weeks spent at The Shepherd's House. Nice mix of weather, hotter as the month progressed. Thanks to Memet for the daily bread delivery and looking after the pool!
Mrs Lambert – May 2014

Beautiful villa with amazing views. Everything you could want in a holiday.
Dr Swindles – June 2013

A super holiday with a very good company. We stayed in The Shepherds House in Akyaka which was so peaceful and beautiful. The house itself was perfect, both inside and out, constructed by a local man, much attention being given to the tiny touches. Pool lovely, outside area large with panoramic views over the mountains, sea to the Bozburun Peninsula. We were very well looked after, especially at the house and the weather hot and sunny. Wildlife around including tortoise, birds, lizards, fireflies and a visit by a wild boar.
Mrs Cole – April 2013

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.

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Property Grading Key:

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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

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    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants 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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