Yasemin is a rare villa on the exquisite, small island of Sovalye. Full of light. Breezy. Comfy. Large terraces with unparalleled view of uninhabited islands and unique sunrise-sunsets. Perfect for families and friends on secluded car-free island.
Meet Yasemin, meaning Jasmine in Turkish and named after Jasmine trees surrounding the entrance to the two-storey house --a jewel, with its three large terraces overlooking breathtaking views. The ground floor has a large living room, a kitchen, a bathroom (with shower and washing machine), a large bedroom, and two terraces (one with a gas barbeque) overlooking the sea on both sides. A separate entrance leads to an ensuite master bedroom on the first floor with its own terrace. Built on the narrowest part of the island, it is the only room that has a close to 360 degree views of the sea. It has a fully equipped kitchen and is fully air conditioned (both by a lovely daily breeze and by a powerful air conditioner).
The entire house is yours! You also have access to a platform onto the sea and a charming little private beach. Anytime, day and night.
Interaction with guests
Help will be available throughout your stay: Don't hesitate to ask! But you won't see us unless you call us.
Other things to note
You can arrive in Fethiye by land, air or sea. Direct flights from across Europe land in Dalaman (just 1 hour away by shuttle bus), by sea from the Greek island of Rhodes (a daily hovercraft connects the two), or traveling down Turkey's world famous Mediterranean Coast.
We offer three units on the Isle, all private and separate on the seafront and all cozy and full of charm for a dream holiday in any them. They are for varying number of guests and different budgets. You can also rent the entire complex (check out listings for Zeytin and Uzum on the island). We also have three accommodations with sea view in the heart of Istanbul if you are likely to visit that magical city. Please contact us for details.
We will do our best for you to feel at home.
Please be advised that towels and sheets aee changes once a week
. Please use electricity, soap and detergents sparingly and as necessary to safeguard the environment.
Finally, we love our neighbors. They are truly special people and we are sure that you will be as kind and respectful of them as they deserve.
We look forward to welcoming you. As much as we love animals, pets are not allowed.
We welcome your suggestions and comments. While thankful for favourable reviews during our previous management, we are equally pleased to receive your feedback with ideas on what could be changed so as to achieve maximum occupant satisfaction.
Let’s meet (for now, on paper …)
I am known as a “WordSmith-Sailor,” meaning writer and a navigator.
As a foreign correspondent and editor, as well as a United Nations media executive, I had the chance to observe and experience life on five Continents. And have sailed on many waters.
Eventually, after a rewarding media career, I chose Fethiye (the mythical Land of Lights) and its unique pedestrian-only Island of Sovalye as the ideal place to settle down --and offer its stunning views, sunrise and sunsets, pristine beaches, clear waters, refreshing winds, archeological ruins and lush vegetation to interested international guests so they can call it and live it as “My Place on My Island in the Sun…”. Being quadri-lingual (English, Italian, and French in addition to Turkish), I act as the over-all co-coordinator of a management team that includes a cheerful and well-known Fethiye couple:
Celal, in charge of logistics such as transportation, check-ins and check-out, as well as assisting with his vast knowledge of the area.
Ayse, who handles housekeeping and, in case of demand and subject to her availability, can also prepare one of her noted gourmet, healthy and delicious traditional Turkish meals.
Let’s meet (in person, later…)