I’ve been coming to Dalyan since 2007, and almost instantly I fell in love with this piece of paradise. The area is stunning and the people are so friendly and helpful. In 2013 my husband and I decided to buy a piece of land and build a villa. By 2014 we had our first guests staying in Villa Claddagh. Dalyan is situated on a beautiful delta on the South West coast of Turkey, just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Karen Mc Erlean




4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

P1030314 (Copy)Villa Claddagh has the wow factor from the moment you enter. From the stunning pool and gardens to the beautifully finished interior you’ll getting the feeling of being in paradise on the Turkish turquoise coast. From the balcony, you have great views of the ancient Lycian rock tombs on the right side, and the Kaunos Acropolis on the left, including a nearby storks nest for the kids.

Villa Claddagh is situated in a tranquil part of the popular Maras area of Dalyan. Outside the villa has a private pool and gardens, with an enclosed children’s pool, stone BBQ, pool shower and a spacious Turkish Kösk for relaxing in the shade. Inside the villa is beautifully finished and the entertainment facilities include a 42′ SMART TV, Internet, DVD Player and Movie Hard Disk with over 400 HD movies.

The surrounding area is peaceful but it’s still only a 5-7 minute stroll from the main restaurants and shops. The Dalyan River is just a short 3 minute walk away, and we’re just 5 minutes from the local children’s park, where parents can relax with a coffee whilst the children burn off some energy.P1030323 (Copy)

On the ground floor you will find a twin bedroom. Upstairs you have the choice of a twin bedroom, a double bedroom which has access to the magnificent balcony, or the master bedroom, which has a double bed, en-suite (with double shower) and with balcony access.

Downstairs we have a small bathroom with a toilet and wash-hand basin. Upstairs there is a family bathroom with a toilet, vanity unit (with sink) and a double shower. The master bedroom en-suite has the same facilities as the family bathroom.

P1030347 (Copy)Modern fully equipped kitchen with marble worktop, high and low cupboards, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cooker/hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and sandwich maker.

The living room is open plan with a 3 seater sofa, a 2 seater sofa, 2 armchairs and a coffee table. The 42′ Smart TV comes with a DVD player and a hard disk containing over 400 HD movies. We also have a selection of books for the use of our guests.

All towels and linen are included. You’ll also get a full cleaning service when staying for more than 8 consecutive nights.

P1030316The private pool is 35 square metres with a 5 square metre enclosed toddler’s pool. The main pool is 1.5 metres deep and the toddlers pool is 0.5 metres. Close by the pool there is a stone BBQ, a shower and a Turkish cushioned shaded seating area (also known as a Kösk). There are extensive gardens and fruit trees surrounding the villa.

There are 6 cushioned sun loungers and 3 poolside tables. On the terrace there is a large table with 6 cushioned chairs. On the upstairs balcony there is a small table with 2 cushioned chairs.

The villa has a washing line at the rear..

Iztuzu BeachThe beach at Dalyan is shared by tourists and the famous loggerhead turtles. The tourist part of the beach is reached by taking one of the many public boats from the centre of town. The journey takes about 30 minutes and goes through the Dalyan Delta, which has some of the most stunning scenery in Turkey, including views of the the ancient city of Kaunos, which dates back to the 10th century BC.

The nearest airport is Dalaman which is 25-30 minutes away by bus or taxi. The town of Dalyan is pretty small and everything is within easy walking distance so car hire is not necessary. There are plenty of river boats, taxis and buses to take you to the beach or to any of the nearby towns.

The market towns of Koycegiz and Ortaca are a short distance from Dalyan by bus. Koycegiz is also accessible by river boat through Koycegiz lake. The larger resorts of Fethiye and Olu Deniz are a 50 minute drive away. Marmaris is about 75 minutes drive. Rhodes is also accessible by ferry from Marmaris.