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- Spectacular views
- Romantic and cosy
- Wonderfully private
- Glorious sunsets
It’s tempting to say that this little hideaway is all about the views, and they are indeed breathtaking. You can’t help but feel deeply privileged looking out over the endless blue of the bay, the rugged hills of the peninsula and the Greek island of Symi in the far distance, but there’s more to this very charming villa than just a spectacular panorama.
Nestled into the hillside and surrounded by ancient olive trees, the villa sits unobtrusively in its own natural gardens. There are hints of the sort of dwelling that might have originally stood here, in the form of exposed stone walls and chunky wooden beams and doors, but Zeytin Evi is every inch the modern couple’s retreat: light-filled, contemporary and romantically private. You can see the sea from virtually every corner of the house and grounds, whether you’re reading in the seating area beyond the glorious pool or stretched out in the sunshine on a sunbed. And because we know that modern honeymoons sometimes mean that the children come too, there are two lovely bedrooms to accommodate the whole family if required.
Dusk at Zeytin Evi is a particularly magical time of day, as the setting sun burnishes everything with nature’s own rosy glow and the first stars begin to sparkle in the sky above Söğüt. If you're too busy soaking up the atmosphere to cook, there's an evening meal service, delivering delicious locally cooked food directly to your door; but if you feel like dinner out in this very pretty village, it's just a five-minute drive or taxi ride down to the beach and waterfront restaurants which are such a feature here. The entire Bozburun Peninsula is a protected natural environment, criss-crossed by walking paths and littered with ancient remains. The coast offers equally wonderful opportunities to explore, whether you want to charter your own craft or enjoy a relaxed gulet cruise around one of the most beautiful bays in Turkey.
- 2 bedroom singe storey villa (sleeps 2-4)
- 5 steps down to villa
- Open-plan living/kitchen area with Satellite TV (limited English channels), CD/DVD player and iPod docking station; leads to terrace
- Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room; leads to terrace
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room; leads to terrace
- Bathroom with washing machine
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Complimentary WiFi
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Private swimming pool 7.9m x 4.9m (depth 1.6m throughout) with ladder
- Baby pool section 2.3m x 2.2m (depth 0.66m throughout)
- Villa not suitable for children under the age of 8 due to drops (can allow babies before crawling)
- Steep and unpaved road last 100 metres to villa
- Evening meal service available on request
- Local taxi service
- 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 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.
- Restaurants in nearby village of Sögüt 5min drive
- Bozburun 15min drive
- Marmaris 1hr drive
- Dalaman airport 2hr 30min drive
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 D, Dacia Duster 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.
Group D – 1.5 litre petrol engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group E – Duster 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.
Superb from beginning to end thank you! Zeytin Evi is in such a beautiful setting and the support we have had from Jess, Vilden and Hilary has been second to none.
Simpson Traveller – June 2019
Really great service by Simpson. Everything went smoothly and our rep, Jessica, was very professional and very helpful when we required any information.
Alex Ward – June 2019
Another lovely holiday in Zeytin Evi – we have been coming to Turkey for eight years and this is the best villa we have found. Fabulous sunsets, beautiful gardens and pool. Thanks Jess for being very helpful, helping us have a great holiday again. Vildan, thank you for our bread every morning and looking after the villa. We will be back! Love this place!
Alex & Kevin – June 2019
We really didn’t want to leave this beautiful villa, so well cared for by Vildan. Jess has been helpful and accommodating. Still can’t get over these amazing views. So sorry to be leaving.
Ann & Linda – May 2019
This has been our third visit to Söğüt, its beauty and people never fail to impress us. It’s our first time in Zeytin Evi and we love it so much so we are returning in July 2019. We have encountered all the wildlife from donkeys to wild turkeys (in the middle of the road) to sheep, goats, cats, kittens and a randy dog at the Aroma restaurant who took a real fancy to my husband! Mehmet’s restaurant at the seafront is as good as always, lovely food and amazing family. Thank you to Vildan for our daily bread delivery and for her care and attention in looking after villa and us. Thank you to Jessica who offers service second to none with nothing being too much trouble. Can’t wait to return.
Chris, Ann & Mum – October 2018
Zeytin Evi is spectacularly located and a great place to stay. The views are amazing and the local people very welcoming.
Mr R – September 2018
We’ve had several trips to Turkey – this is the BEST villa with a most amazing view. Although we like Simpson Secrets for seclusion, we did enjoy a visit to Ciftlik – a lovely breakfast watching the taverna owners dash along the jetties, waving their flags to get the sailing boats onto their jetties! Swimming in the sea was lovely, no stones to climb over! Only found one good iced coffee (iced latte) in Selmiye – a small taverna which had a cat on their poster (some notices had been taken down due to very windy weather). We did drive to the Olive farm (approximately 100 miles there and back) – even bought a few gifts to take back. But it seems the café only does drinks now, no food. The Bee place – well worth a visit, excellent video in English, good displays, etc. We bought a 2kg tin of honey for 65TL – but be careful, the plastic carrier is not strong. All in all, a wonderful holiday – also many thanks for Jess and Vildan.P.S. Local roadside tavern, through the village, right towards Bozburun. Ambience rural, food excellent and organic.
Dorothy & Tony – September 2018
The villa guest book is actually an excellent guide – and we did pretty much everything mentioned. Particular highlights were the waterfalls (definitely go early as we had the place to ourselves at 9.30), the carpet factory and trips on Mutho’s boat (breakfast and lunch sessions both great). We liked Thyssanos most, but also really enjoyed chatting to lovely Nursen at Zeytin Café and to Cybele at Badem Çiçeği in Kizilyeve (a lovely family-run restaurant making the utmost of what’s produced locally). But mostly it’s the peace of Zeytin Evi that you will really enjoy – punctuated by the donkey and the echoing call to prayer. Depending on the phase of the moon, do use the loungers for some star gazing. Our thanks to Jess – who couldn’t do enough for us – and to Vildan who quietly looks after the villa superbly.
The McDade Family – August 2018
We’ve really enjoyed our second visit to the Bozburun Peninsula and our first at Zeytin Evi which has been the best villa we’ve stayed in with a wonderful location and views. Many thanks to Jess for all her help and taxi/restaurant bookings, and Vildan for the care and attention of the villa. We’ve not had the need to travel far, and all the better for it, enjoying Söğüt village life, but some of our highlights included: Captain Muflu and his brother for two great days at sea, Zeytin Café for lunch and Stella the really lovely owner (well worth heading there for lunch when spending a day at the pool – make sure you get the carob pods) and the small village café on the Bozburun road after the village. Panorama café for superb views over a village breakfast. Yalibasi Yasemin for friendly service and the best white grouper, and probably the best fish during our holiday. Thyssanos – the best restaurant all round, lovely food, great presentation and friendly service. All in all, we don’t want to leave such a beautiful location. Thanks for a very memorable holiday.
The Perks Family – August 2018
Our 11th visit to glorious Söğüt. All as wonderful as ever – glorious walks, delicious meals and fabulous scenery. Most of all, the lovely friendly people with never-ending smiles and waves. Another terrific holiday of stimulation and relaxation – just perfect! Thanks to Jessica and Vildan for all that they do to create such comfort. Next year booked! Back home refreshed and invigorated.
Richard & Ailsa – August 2018
Zeytin Evi is a beautiful villa and one of the best we have stayed in. Lots of room with good quality furnishings, in particular the outside furniture and sunbeds. The grounds are very well maintained and spacious. The views are outstanding and the Söğüt area is lovely part of the Bozburun peninsula. Quiet village life, but with more than enough restaurant options that you don’t need to venture far. The taxi to the seafront is only a short 5-minute drive, so we never had the need to use our car during the evening. We really enjoyed our two weeks there and getting to know the village, as well as being part of this friendly community during our stay. Thank you Simpson Travel and your local representative, Jessica, for helping make this a great family holiday.
R Perks – July 2018
This was our first trip to Turkey and won’t be our last. Zeytin Evi was the most wonderful location for our mini-moon and will live long in our memories. Highly recommend Deniz Kizi down at the beach for dinner and mention that you’re staying at the villa for special service! Jessica is a fantastic rep and Vildan did a great job keeping the villa in pristine condition.
Fatima & Eiysh – July 2018
Zeytin Café is a must! Five-minute walk from the villa – arrive at the crossroads and go straight on – it’s on the right-hand side. Lovely host – lovely food – lovely setting – and much more typical of village life. Two words – absolutely perfect!
Paul & Tracey – July 2018
Thank you for another memorable holiday. Zeytin Evi – we’ve tried the rest, but we’ve settled on the best! We will definitely be back.
Mrs Redmond – July 2018
A great holiday in super villa.
Val & Alan Savery – June 2018
We have enjoyed a wonderful fortnight in this beautiful villa – the views are amazing, forever changing with the different light during the day and the sunsets are amazing! Enjoyed walking the many tracks and footpaths in and around the village – lovely to see the local villagers and their small holdings – just hope this peaceful part of Turkey doesn't get spoilt by too many tourists!! Well done Simpson Travel for yet another amazing location – definitely off the beaten track!!!
Sue & Andy – October 2017
Our tenth visit to Söğüt and all as lovely as ever. The villa is splendid (overall the best we have had), Vilda has kept all looking good and terrific to have a garden with well cared for lawn (unusual for Turkey). Jessica is very much more than the usual 'rep' and her expertise, efficiency and smile have been invaluable. As usual the glory of Söğüt is in the wonderful friendly people, inspiring views and all the fabulous walks )Taslica to Serce is a trip through the old and traditional Turkey – two hours each way). Just the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday where my stress quickly vanished. Next year already booked!
Michael and Alison – September 2017
First time to Zeytin Evi and it will not be our last! Amazing holiday, even the teenagers enjoyed the quiet and peaceful Söğüt. Jess was super helpful and Vildan did a great job of keeping the house and gardens looking spectacular. Can recommend the waterfalls (we got there before 10am and had the pools to ourselves). Markets are well worth a visit – in Söğüt, its on Monday. Fish and meat from the local shops are also good.
Jo, Steve, Phil and Fiona – July 2017
One of the best holidays to Turkey we have experienced. Absolutely everything perfect from start to finish. Simpson Travel will find 'the right property for the right person'. Thank you Simpson Travel.
Mrs Hazley – May 2017
Zeytin Evi is a perfect villa. Everything and anything we needed. The views are wonderful and it's such a peaceful place. The local people are very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Fantastic fresh food made for a wonderful holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Jessica and her local knowledge was excellent. We could go on but it was just a fabulous place, making for a fabulous holiday. Thank you.
Chris and Ellen Billington Hughes – May 2017
We love Söğüt and Zeytin Evi. It will be very difficult to keep us away from this truly spectacular location, friendly people and a taste of real Turkey; we are missing it already!
Mr Back – September 2016
Zeytin Evi was wonderful. Amazing views and very well equipped. The location was very quiet and very special and unspoiled.
Mrs Fenton – May 2016
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Reaching out from a forested coastline towards the nearby Aegean islands of Symi, Tilos and Rhodes, the Bozburun Peninsula is one of the most peaceful and picturesque corners of southwest Turkey.
Azure bays and sheltered coves, woodland, olive groves and mountains set the scene for a holiday fragranced with fields of lavender and wild thyme. Centred around the seaside town of Bozburun itself, famous for boat building, this discretely luxurious destination is a protected conservation area, made for leisurely boat trips, sea-view restaurants and walks along the cliff tops.
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