Cirali villa vacation in Turkey

“This vacation has relaxation written all over it. Your own villa surrounded by lush nature, your own timetable, and wonderful hosts who will be as attentive as you wish them to be.”

Highlights

Traditional Turkish breakfast | 100m from the beach | The Lycian Way | Ancient Olympos ruins | Walking distance from Chimaera Mountain | Free bike loans | Complimentary tapestry and woven art workshops | Turtle hatching on the beach from May to September

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Our top tip:
Bring a torch, so you can explore the surrounding beach and forest walks by night.
Room description:
One and two bedroom wooden bungalows. All no more than 100m from the sea, all with kitchens, verandas and air-con.
Amenities:
Communal area and honesty bar serving breakfast, special garden zone for children, WiFi access, inflatable pools for kids, dog friendly.
Meals:
Traditional breakfast included. Lots of local restaurants. All bungalows have kitchens equipped for self-catering.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cirali villa vacation in Turkey

We are a family from Istanbul and settled in Cirali in 1996. In 2005 we’ve decided to convert our summer house into a small hotel and received an organic certificate for our garden. After being flustrated and tired from way of life in big city, we tried to create a peacefull, ecological and family friendly small zone near lovely Cirali beach.

We are cooperating with the local community with organic agriculture efforts. We are one of the members of the ecological agriculture association which was founded by local villagers.

We restored 3 of our houses in 2006 and added 2 more in 2013. The houses were restored by local labour and we use local people for maintenance. Most of the textile materials used in the house are produced in our own workshop.

We support the municipal plan which is prepared with the assistance of WWF and supported by most of the local people in Cirali. We have an agreement with a local transport company, the airport transfers of our guests are being done by this company. We use local markets for shopping (especially when we buy nearly all of vegetables and fruits from local markets). We go to local restaurants regularly and we recommend them to our guests also. We are marketing locally produced hand made traditional crafts and soaps which are being produced by a Turkish charity foundation called “Nahil”.

We inform our guests about protection activities for caretta sea turtles, the support of the guests are crucial for protection of these turtles. (WWF and a local organization acting about this issue).

We have big compost in our garden. There are separate organic waste boxes in all of our houses. Our garden has had an organic certificate since 2005. We are cooperating with Nopcert. We only use organic fertilizers such as manure and compost. We never use pesticides in our garden.

We don’t use any chemicals in garden and we use environment friendly cleaning products. We started to use the sprinkler irrigation first time in the village and when we started organic farming in 1998 we were the first organic farmers in the Cirali. We use well water for irrigation. Almost all of our bulbs in our accommodations are energy efficient. We encourage our guests to minimise their use of the air conditioning.

Reviews of Cirali villa vacation in Turkey

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

We loved Cirali and our hosts who were welcoming and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to others. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2015 by

It is a delightful oasis hidden off the main road in the off-the-beaten-path town of Cirali. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2015 by

We are going back - that says it all! The freedom our 2 boys (18 months and 3 yrs) had both at the house and Cirali in general was the best bit. Running about in the beautiful garden, with the chickens, finding eggs to go with their (delicious!)breakfast. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2014 by

Total delight. Super bungalow, charming people the most beautilful bay in the world, excellent food reasonable prices. Who could ask for more Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2014 by

It was a really special vacation! We highly recommend staying with the family and also Cirali as a great destination to relax in and enjoy. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2014 by

Perfect...A wonderful relaxed atmosphere Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2014 by

We had a fantastic time in Cirali and would highly recommend it to both families and couples Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2014 by

Perfect, couldn't have wished for anything better. There are not many beaches in the world where the only thing you can see from the beach are mountains Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2014 by

Really lovely, the accommodation was brilliant... The beautiful and serene location. Perfect for relaxing all week long! Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2013 by

Wonderful. I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to anybody. Its a beautiful part of the world, full of astounding wonders, and accommodation is the best way to enjoy all of them Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2013 by

It's not many places you go to and it feels like home. This villa is one of them. We had 3 children under 6 and they loved every bit of the stay. We all were made to feel so welcome and Serpil and her family are so warm and lovely. The orange blossom fragrance, the walks to the beach and ruins and the home cooked meals - lots of special memories! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2013 by

I did not know Turkey at all, and my husband had not visited for twenty plus years. It was wonderful to see so many beautiful places literally steeped in history, and to swim on near perfect beaches in a sea full of fish to look at. The food was delicious (though you do need to enjoy fruit and vegetables) and the culture fascinating (with lots to think about...) Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2012 by

The highlight of our vacation was the spacious and very comfortable two bedroom traditional stone house where we stayed with its elegant and tasteful decor. The house is set in a beautiful garden with all kinds of citrus and fruit trees and an array of chickens, chicks and cockerels running about freely to our two year old son’s delight. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2012 by

The most memorable part: Laying in my hammock in the gardens. It was a great place to stay...We had cherry schnapps made from dark cherries picked from the garden. Lemonade made with fresh lemons from the tree. The food was very good. A lovely location. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2012 by

Most memorable were the accommodation and its gardens, and also it's the wonderful Serpin (I hope that's how you spell it) that makes this place so special. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable part was the delight on our 2 children's faces (aged 4 & 6) every morning when they rushed out to play with the little dogs, chase chickens and pick oranges from the trees in the garden. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2011 by

This is genuinely the best vacation I have ever had. The accommodation was just perfect for us – it was of a very high standard and our hosts couldn't do enough to make us comfortable. I was very sad to come home! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2011 by

Excellent. Much tribute should also be paid to wonderful hospitality extended to us by the hosts. Probably one of the best value for money we have ever got for a seaside vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2011 by

Overall it was a lovely vacation with a nice balance of relaxation and adventure. We combined the stay with a few days in Istanbul which made a good contrast. The whole family enjoyed the trip. Definitely recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2011 by

Excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed Serpil and her family's hospitality, the relaxing and welcoming environment that they have created, and the warmth of the Turkish people. Two weeks would've been preferable to one! Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2010 by

Absolutely left with a feeling that we lived in the best harmony possible with nature. Read full review

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