Stone Cottages with Easy Access to Kaya Village

The Fig Garden, Kaya valley, cottages are located in the south west of Turkey with great views across fields to the heritage site of Kayakoy. Surrounded by an array of fruit trees, notably figs/pomegranate and quince. The Fig Garden is a peaceful haven, somewhere to relax and avoid the stresses of modern day life.

The Fig Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage, which sleeps up to 6 people, this cottage has a wonderful view across the fields to the Kaya ruins and has a wonderful pomegranate tree shading the entrance.

The Quince cottage has smaller proportions with two bedrooms and sleeps up to 4 people. The terrace has views across the garden to the pool and as its name suggests the Quince cottage has several quince trees along the driveway to its entrance. Both cottages have private terraces with a BBQ and share a good size pool (also shared by the owners who live in the cottage nearby).

The cottages have a rustic feel with thick stone walls and high wooden ceilings, these blend in with the traditional style of the old Kaya houses. The Fig Garden nestles in the centre of the lush green valley and is in a great position for walks into the village. The large pool (5 metres x 8 metres) has plenty of sunbathing space and there are several shaded seating areas in the garden to relax enjoying the peace and quiet.

The cottages can be rented separately or together.

Booking notes
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder to be paid 6 weeks prior to travel.

Fig Cottage Accommodation

Bedrooms Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds plus a cot.
Bedroom 3 with small double.
Bathrooms One bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.
Kitchen Gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, toaster and kettle, cafetiere, iron, ironing board. Outdoor BBQ.
Living Rooms Open plan kitchen, living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD and wireless Internet connection.
Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service Towels and linen included changed mid week. Cottage cleaned twice a week.

Quince Cottage Accommodation

Bedrooms Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin.
Bathrooms One bathroom with shower & wc.
Kitchen Gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, toaster and kettle, cafetiere, iron, ironing board. Outdoor BBQ.
Living Rooms Open plan kitchen, living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD and wireless Internet connection.
Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service Towels and linen included changed mid week. Cottage cleaned twice a week.

All rooms are air-conditioned and the pool is shared with the owners who live nearby, who will happily act as your hosts if you should wish. The cottages are ideal for families as well as couples. Families can have use of the following; baby bath, children's DVDs, toys, pool inflatable, cot with bedding plus push chair and car seat. Please just let us know if you require these so we can have them ready for you on your arrival. Couples will enjoy the peace and quiet of the valley and the easy access into the village. Kaya is a wonderful base for walking, bird watching and photography.

Amenities/Facilities provided

hob / stove washing machine wifi / internet access shared pool
fridge / freezer iron / ironing board air conditioning high chair / cot
microwave cool box small safe barbecue
satellite TV DVD player beach towels hair dryer

Changeover day
Monday is preferred as this is the main flying day into Dalaman from UK. However this can be flexible. Most major tour operators fly into Dalaman including Thomson , Thomas Cook, Monarch Airlines, and Easy Jet. Scheduled airlines are British Airways and Turkish Airlines (they also offer winter flights).

Dalaman is the closest airport about 1 hours drive away (60km). Antalya can also be used but is further and will take 3 hours drive. Car Hire is not essential although a three-day hire is recommended to be able to visit some of the amazing sights in the surrounding area. Transfers can be arranged at extra charge if required.
Out and About   Click on to Go Top
Kaya Village has several local bars, many BBQ restaurants and a couple of wine houses. There is a choice of small local markets that sell all that you would need for your stay. There is a great local village cafe in the village square where you can sit with the locals and watch the world go by. The village centre of Kaya is only 5 mins walk. The main harbour/market town of Fethiye is 10 mins drive (8km) which is a great town for shopping and for food lovers. Hisaronu 3km inland, is a hillside resort with plenty of bars and restaurants. Further a field but all within easy driving distance are; Saklikent Gorge and the river delta at Dalyan with its Lycian rock tombs.
Walking is very popular here and the area has a large array of walks from the gentle to the more strenuous. Kaya is located on the famous Lycian way considered to be one of the world’s greatest walks. The walk links Lycian sites from the Fethiye region all the way to Antalya and would take 6 weeks to complete the whole walk!
Horse riding is popular in the valley and nearby are plenty of activities such as paragliding, microlighting and scuba diving.
The local beach of Gemiler is a 10 mins drive and is a popular beach for the locals with wonderful views of the islands. The famous Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz is also close by (10 mins drive) The beach in Olu Deniz is the most photographed beach in Turkey and is a conservation area and site of outstanding natural beauty. In Olu Deniz there are a good choice of beach bars, restaurants and shops. Further a field is the 18Kms long sandy beach at Patara (the birthplace of St Nicholas-Santa Claus!) A National park, home to the Caretta turtle as well as many species of birds.

Guest comments
'Our stay at the Fig Garden was a magical experience from start to finish. You couldn't find more hospitable, friendly and delightful hosts than Vicky and Burçin and their family. They were always on hand to help when we needed it, but also gave us all the privacy we could want for a blissful holiday. Their knowledge of the area was unrivalled and they provided lots of great advice on trips out, shopping, beaches, the language, local customs and food. The house and pool were a joy and Kaya Koy and the Kaya Valley is stunningly beautiful. A visit to the Fig Garden is a glimpse of heaven.
We went for a holiday but came back feeling like we'd made some friends.'
Annabel Reddick.

'The Fig Garden is in a glorious and totally peaceful rural setting.
As it's up in the hills, there was a pleasant light breeze so the temperature was perfect and not too oppressively hot. We loved the pool, and the cottage was delightful. What made our holiday above all else, was the kindness and helpfulness of our hosts. Vicky and Burcin provided advice and help with arrangements before we arrived, and this continued throughout our stay. All in all, a wonderful experience!'
Jennet G.

'We visited Turkey for the first time last summer and couldn't have chosen a better property or location. Everything was close enough to be easily accessible but far enough away to afford the peace and quiet necessary for complete relaxation. We had every modern facility at our disposal yet were surrounded by an abundance of fascinating history. What a privilege to be able to be able to dine outside with a clear view of a World 'Heritage Site! Yet a (beautiful) twenty minute drive took you to a large, bustling, twenty first century town. It was a very special holiday, due in no small part to our excellent hosts, the Erdogan family. We shall return and have no hesitation in recommending The Fig Garden to anyone looking for a holiday to remember.'
Marianne P.

'We were absolutely delighted with the tasteful cottage, the stunning scenery, the starlit nights, long lazy days, fresh fruit and local produce - all of which contributed to the magic of the Fig Garden. Vicky and Burcin created for us an escape from reality that exceeded our expectations.'
Dr and Mrs Rider

'We visited the Fig garden last August and we had a wonderful time. We have travelled to many places in about 20 countries and this holiday was one of the most memorable. The house was perfect and we enjoyed the swimming pool every day. Burcin,Vicky and the children also made the whole stay great.
The Fig Garden is located in a unspoiled location in the Kaya Koy valley, just a short drive to visit such a beaches, archaeological sites, excellent Turkish Food restaurants etc.
Our little children keep asking when we're going back. we definitely want to go back.'
Jorge & Ingrid – Mexico

Species Seen Summer  Click on to Go Top
Turkey is situated at the cross roads of three continents and is on the migratory route for many birds journeying south for their winter nests. 

Some of the birds spotted last year in the Kaya area

1 Goshawk 1 seen briefly over woodland near Kaya.
2 Collared Dove Widespread...
3 Turtle Dove Several seen about Dalyan and also Kaya.
4 Alpine Swift A fine sight of 200+ moving over Hisaronu early one morning.
5 European Kingfisher Seen almost daily around Oludeniz, lagoon and single at Saklikent.
6 European Bee-eater A memorable sight dropping from height during the 'hot' day to feed off of telegraph wires at Kaya.
7 European Roller A family party of 5 seen to the west of Kayakoy.
8 Crested Lark 4 seen around Kaya.
9 Red-rumped Swallow Locally common Oludeniz, Kaya and Fethiye.
10 Black eared Wheatear 2 seen in woodland near Hisaronu, 1 at Kaya.
11 Blackbird Locally common around hotels.
12 Ruppels Warbler A pair seen well and heard at Kayakoy.
13 Great Tit Very common around hotels, and in woodland.
14 Coal Tit Seen occasionally in pine woodland around Hisaronu.
15 Long -tailed Tit As with coal tit.
16 Krupers Nuthatch Eventually managed to see three in woodland between Hisaronu and Kayakoy.
17 Rock Nuthatch Fairly common in right habitat.
18 Red-backed Shrike 2 first years seen around Hisaronu.
19 Woodchat 2-3 seen at Kayakoy.
20 Masked Shrike A pair with 3 juveniles.
21 Jay Very wide speared and common another interesting race, again very dark with near black cap.
22 House Sparrow Abundant.
23 Spanish Sparrow Several females/first years suspected at Kaya, One splendid male at Tlos.
24 Chaffinch One heard in woods near Kayakoy.
25 Goldfinch Small groups seen in and around Fethiye.
26 Short Toed Eagle Usually seen singularly at most sites, often hovering over screes.

The Lycian coast is rich in Flora and Fauna. The wild flowers are stunning being at their best in late winter and spring. The Kaya valley is awash with blossoms at this time with almonds, quince, apple and pear to name but a few. Later in the summer all manner of fruit and vegetable crops can be seen growing in the valley…the fig and pomegranate trees being most abundant.

Insect and butterfly lovers have plenty to get excited about….especially around June time.

Others animals spotted in the area are wild boar, stoats, hedgehogs, wild hare, lizards, porcupine and many many tortoises.

For booking and further information Contact Click on to Go Top

Burcin Erdogan mobile,  + 90 532 6138107
Vicky Erdogan mobile,    + 90 533 3204110

Email: burcerdo@gmail.com