THIS COTTAGE WAS HIGHLY PRAISED IN AN ARTICLE FEATURED IN THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE "GRAZIA" FROM THE 26TH JANUARY 2010.
Seki Cottages, close to Antalya, Alanya and Side has two bedrooms, housing up to four persons. The more than one-hundred-year old Seki Cottages have been carefully and beautifully renovated, and are furnished according to modern standards and yet retain a lot from their original character. Seki Cottages have a shared large (14mx7m, 2.00m deep, working between 01.04 - 15.11.) swimming pool with panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. The closest beach (between Kumkoy und Colakli) is just 10 minutes away by car.
The v...illage Seki lies at the tip of the Taurus mountains and is surrounded by pine forests and olive trees. Because of the region's extraordinary beauty, Marc Antony once presented Pamphylia, the area surrounding Seki, as a wedding gift to Cleopatra. Today this strip of land continues to be one of the most impressive regions of the Mediterranean coast. The many ancient sites (Aspendos, Side, Sillyon, Selge, Termessos, Seleuica, Perge, Sagalassos) especially attract visitors. The old towns of Antalya and Alanya attract guests with their beautiful old houses.The Taurus Mountains are extraordinary rich with very interesting places like caves (Altinbesik, Karain, Zeytintas ), mediaeval bridges and trade roads (Akseki), traditional old villages with their stone houses (Ormana, Sarihacilar) lakes (Oymapinar - Green Lake), waterfalls (Ucan Selale) fabulous sceneries and last not least most friendly inhabitants.
This holiday rental in Turkey direct from the owner offers you the possibility to discover the Turkish Riviera with its very interesting sight-seeings and also to spend holidays in a relaxing position.
Activities in the surroundings : Rafting in Beskonak, Hip-Nautics Cable Park in Tasagil, scubo diving in Side, horseriding in Side, Water World near Alanya, hiking in Taurus Mountains, beach sports in Beach Park Evrenseki, Golf courses in Belek, Antalya, Water and Dolphin Parks in Antalya.
Suitable for family holidays, hiking holidays, study trips, activity holidays and romantic getaways.Read more
Charming Cottage with Amazing Pool near Antalya Antalya, Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
Additional Location Information
Seki, a mystical village situated at the foot of Taurus Mountains with its most hospitable natives will charm you and ensure that you spend undisturbed and peaceful holidays. An ideal starting point
Seki's native inhabitants are settled nomads. Mostly they earn a living by farming. The mixture of local tradition with the influence of tourism has made the locals of Seki both open-hearted and hospitable. All in all, a stay at Seki offers an excellent opportunity to get to know a piece of traditional Turkish life!
A small bus (dolmus) goes every hour from Seki to Manavgat. Seki has only 60 inhabitants. Therefore there is no shops, restaurants in the village. A car is recommended.
Seki is amidst pine forest. One can make jogging or hiking over hours and hours.
Location Type Mountain, Rural, Village
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Left on 07/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Birgitt
Die Villa Seki liegt in einer wunderschönen grünen Oase, abseits und doch mitten im Geschehen. Die Villa ist sehr komfortabel ausgestattet und läßt keine Wünsche offen. Der großzügige eigene Pool hat zum entspannen und relaxen eingeladen.
Die Gastfreundlichkeit und die vielen besonderen ausflugstipps von Onur haben wir gerne in anspruch genommen. Dieser traumhafte Urlaub wird dort nicht unser letzter gewesen sein. Wir kommen wieder.
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | Hannah
If you enjoy stepping off the beaten track and love to immerse yourself in culture seki cottages could not be more perfect. For those of us who had a mis-spent youth backpacking but now with 2.4 children it provides the holiday balance we crave!! The cottages are immaculate, veiws sublime and the facilities are everything a young family could wish for. What put this holiday head and shoulder above others was Onur who was the consummate hostess. Seki is perfectly placed for exploring some truely amazing sites and the roads once you get the hang of them are easy to navigate. I meant what I said it really is a little piece of heaven.
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | Bridget
I went with three friends to stay at these amazing cottages. Our hostess met us with olives picked from her garden and invited us to fresh figs from her trees. This was one of the most relaxing vacations that I have ever taken, in such a beautiful location. It is worth the drive from the airport and I am glad we were away from the crowds in Side. I recommend these cottages unreservedly--for families with kids who love to swim, romancing couples, writers in need of quiet and inspiration, and runners (the trails on the mountain above the house were great!). I will definitely be back!
Left on 06/01/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Mobo Family
My family and I spent a week at Seki cottages in early May and it was a perfect week! The house, the garden, the pool, everything was great... we had fresh oranges, citrus and grapefruits each day and Onur was a very good hostess. The kids did not want to leave! We strongly recommend it to anybody who wants to spend a week in the south of Turkey. Many places to see, the beach is 15 minutes away and the mountains are nearby.
The rooms and beds were very comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped and we even had access to bikes and kids games.
The pool has a great view and is large, a lot of fun for all the family.
Left on 04/14/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Sibel Yildirim
I would say in brief that it is almost impossible to find an authentic place furnished with original abstracts in a user friendly way and fully equipped for staying needing nothing. Plus the garden full of lemon and orange trees, birds are singing and splendid cascade with two naturally formed pools (they called büvet). The place and cottages are gorgeous. It is ideal to leave behind your daily life and spend some time in this paradise. You would always wanted to come back. Be careful for addiction :)
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in May 2010 | Bernard und Christa
Frau Onur altayli hat uns von anfang (Flugplatz ) bis Ende unseres Urlaubs sehr liebevoll und hilfsbereit betreut, und wir sind gute Freunde geworden. Das Haus liegt traumhaft in einem herrlichen Garten, und von dem am oberen Ende des Grundst?cks gelegenen sehr grossen Pool aus, kann man sogar das Meer sehen. Die Einrichtungen und M?blierung sind vorz?glich, es gibt nur - zumindest am anfang - kleine Probleme, denn zu Bad und WC mu? man jedesmal eine Treppe hinaufsteigen. Aber, wenn man nicht allzu behindert ist, gew?hnt man sich daran. Wir haben diesen aufenthalt sehr genossen, und der abschied fiel uns schwer nach vier erholsamen Wochen.
Left on 11/29/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Sandy
This is a piece of paradise! Elegantly furnished cottages equipped with everything you could possibly need; peaceful and private; beautiful gardens; homely pets; magnificent swimming pool and the most hospitable hostess one could imagine!
This is the perfect place to utterly relax, up in the hills and a little away from the tourist-clogged beach resorts, yet close enough to be an easy drive to restaurants, markets, shops and beaches.
The place is highly photogenic too; I'm still sorting through all the photos I took!
Onur, thank-you for making our getaway and, most especially, my birthday, such a wonderful treat! We really appreciate how you went out of your way for us and made it very special.
Left on 04/02/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | Sezar
It was indeed a run-away vacation from the racing time. At Seki's cottage, time seemd to have stopped and lost its way through the warmth and the serenity of the cottage's atmosphere as well as the beauty of nature.
What makes this cottage so unique is the amount of love and attention that Onur had put in every inch of it. So many thoughtful details and artistic touches make you feel as if you're in your dream home. At least, this is what i felt the moment i stept my foot into the cottage.
I went with my parents in September 2009 and we had a great time chilling in the lovely garden, swimming at the well maintained pool while enjoying the gorgeous view, spending quality time with each other, playing cards, domino and so many other games that were available at the cottage. Not to mention the splendid tea time we had with the greatest host, Onur! The services and attention offered at Seki cottage made us feel as if we were the house guests and not only clients.
What we loved the most about the cottage was SIMPLY every thing! The only missing thing was a close by beach. If Seki cottage was on a beach, it would have been a little heaven on earth!
Now, don't waste your time reading reviews on Seki cottage, just go and you will understand what i'm talking about. ENJOY. Sezar
Left on 02/24/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Dilara Yilmaz
Our stay in Onur's Seki Cottages was indeed an absolute and thrilling experience, but equally real and lasting, as it keeps following me within my dreams and desires as a place to revert. The cottage itself seemed to me like a petit and beautiful palace,situated within a little Turkish village and designed in a traditional antique fashion. The place made me feel home, but yet still so special!
The most amazing feature of our holidays in the Seki Cottages, was however the present balance and interrelation between the most material features of an excellent vacation: Tools of comfort, a mass of nature, adventure, history, relaxation, beauty,luxury and even company and association. Not to mention the friendly villager from next door, who treats you like a close friend and spoils you with all kinds of self-cultivated food, or Onur, an most interesting and welcoming lady and owner of the Seki cottages, who just by herself seems to be a reason to travel all the way to Seki - Antalya. Thence, for anyone not desiring to get lost within an artificial locus of mass tourism, this would, I believe, be one of the most beautiful, real and unique places for holidaymaking...
thanks to the kind hospitality of the landlady Onur, Seki Cottage is more than a
tasteful and quiet holiday residence close to many interesting sights of
The pittoresk cottage is located in the midst of a beautyful garden with a giant
pool and endless panoramic view over the whole coastline. The openminded
welcome of thevillage neigborhoud made us feel like we had been there
several times before.
Onur herself helped whenever we asked, with detailed and competent
information about our host country. She was a wunderful guide to many
hidden places and routes off the beaten tracks and let us spend some
unforgetable weeks in Seki.
When we had to leave, we left a real friend. No doubt that we`ll come back.
Left on 02/18/2010 for a stay in March 2009 | Hoffmann/Willig
We really enjoyed our stay in Seki.
Within easy reach of the region's many historical sites and areas of natural beauty, Onur's stone cottages leave no wish open.
Our house was spacious and stylishly furnished with great attention to detail. The large kitchen was exceptionally well equipped, the bathroom and the two bedrooms upstairs were just perfect.
The large swimming pool amidst Onur's beautiful gardens offers stunning views on the surrounding Taurus hillsides, the Mediterranean landscape and the Sea.
Onur is a perfect example of Turkish hospitality, very polite and obliging and truly helpful - making our stay an unforgettable experience.
It is good to have car is when you want to visit the numerous historical sites. If you just want to relax, this quiet place away from mass tourism is ideal, too.
We highly recommend Onur's cottages without reserves and regretted the day when we had to leave.
Thanks Onur for a marvellous week in Southern Turkey!
A delightful, peaceful retreat in the beautiful hills near Seki
Left on 02/08/2010 for a stay in October 2008 | GeorginaF
From the beginning of our stay, right to the end we were treated in a truly first class fashion by our lovely host, Onur. Her stone cottages are very pretty and the gardens are something else. Everything inside and outside is how one would wish it. There is an abundance of ancient sites to visit in the area. The best thing is that many are not widely known (sssshhh!) so you might be the only ones around. There are many nature walks possible too. Onur is very knowledgeable and she was happy to recommend places to see, where to buy good food, where to eat out etc. This was crucial as Side itself is a little spoiled from mass tourism, but there is so much more to this area than Side. I will never forget the fantastic days we spent in Seki and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to people looking for a true taste of Turkey.
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