Villa Gemile

Fethiye, Turkey
Sleeps 8 / 4 bedrooms
€6,600 - €10,200 per week


Gemile is so named because it overlooks the stunning coastal panoramas of Gemile Beach, St. Nicholas Island and the majestic peaks of Babadağ and Karatepe beyond. Enjoying the most secluded position of the three houses at Gökçe Gemile and with views of the forests and maquis covered hillsides, our Gemile Villa is a very special place indeed.

One of the many things that makes this house so very exceptional is its complete privacy. Hidden from view, the house is surrounded by an imaginatively landscaped garden, which is bordered by trees and full of local plant species.

The paths that meander through the terraced garden have all been paved with mosaics in a style that echoes the area's Turkish-Greek heritage. Making these mosaics was a labour of love that took many months to complete.

Even with all this extraordinary beauty and attention to detail, it would be fair to say that the three most inspirational features of the garden are the lavish lake-style swimming pool, the jacuzzi/hot tub, carved out of a single massive boulder, from which the water cascades into an ornamental pond below; and the magnificent pergola.

Next to the jacuzzi, at the highest point in the garden, the pergola is an elegant structure under which to sit and enjoy the outstanding panoramas and relax, while listening to the calming sounds of nature, whatever the time of day or night.


Gemile has been built using river-washed stones that were harvested over the centuries by smallholders from the Eşen district of Fethiye. To be able to use the area's rich, alluvial soil to grow their crops, these farmers had to remove all these stones, deposited by the Eşen river over millennia, by hand. Rather than throw the stones away they used them to build boundary walls and even houses. These stones, which have witnessed this country's history, have now been collected and used to bring about a new story, that of Gökçe Gemile.

On the ground floor, adjacent to the twin bedroom, there is a shower room that also serves as a cloakroom for guests. This may be the smallest room in the house, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style.

The floating staircase, also known as a cantilever staircase, is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship used to access the first floor, the two master bedrooms and the shared balcony, from which there are superlative 180° views of the Gökçe Gemile bay, the coastline, the mountains and the forests.

The two master suites have their own distinctive styles. Full of character, the West Suite takes as its inspiration how a room could have looked in one of the houses at Levissi houses in Kayaköy. Likewise, the most sensational aspect of the East Suite has to be the vaulted ceiling. It goes without saying, both the shower rooms included unique examples of Gökçe Gemile's remarkable basins and tiling.

The garden is also home to a pool house, an ideal bolthole for teenagers, overnight visitors, nannies or staff.
  • Living/dining area: To the left of the front door there are three shallow steps leading down into an airy, high-ceilinged dining area and living area. The pebbled mosaic concept, so effectively used in the garden, has been used here too with a mosaic "carpet," reminiscent of those in Levissi (Kayaköy), while the rest of the floor in the living area is made from huge slabs of Elmalı stone, infilled with pebbles. The imposing oak dining table is a work of art, and the living area boasts a beautifully crafted fireplace made from slabs of Dalaman river stone, which complements the underfloor heating. Throughout the living area the soft furnishings have all been carefully chosen to showcase local materials and textiles. At night, the entire room, like the rest of the house, is illuminated by wall lights designed to look like torches, enhancing the traditional atmosphere. As well as looking beautiful, the floating staircase (also known as a cantilever staircase), which is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, is also used to access the first floor.
  • Kitchen: A perfect place to enjoy the views, as well as cook, the bespoke kitchen cabinets at Gemile are made from oak with hand-crafted wrought iron details reflecting the style once used in Levissi, the abandoned town on the hillside overlooking the Kaya Valley. This style also features in the wrought iron work on the very 21st century cooker hood. The wood and iron complement the black work surfaces made from granite and the white sink, beautifully crafted in marble sourced from the historic Turkish city of Afyonkarahisar. The American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, separate induction hob and fan oven, as well as every necessary utensil, make this kitchen perfect for self-catering.
  • Master suite (East): Perhaps the most sensational aspect of the East Suite is the vaulted ceiling. Supported by oak and chestnut beams, crafted from some of those massive reclaimed timbers mentioned earlier, makes the airy space feel rather ecclesiastical in nature. Another, no less fantastic feature is the super king-sized bed (2m x 2m) made from repurposed oak timbers. Although this bed appears to float above the wooden floor, there are legs but they are hidden.
    The splendid ceiling extends into the en suite shower room, the most stunning element of which surely must be the wash basin. This has been sculpted from a perfectly egg-shaped boulder of grey Bergama. Kept in its original state, it still even has a few patches of lichen on its outer surface! To create the basin, the top of the rock was removed and hollowed out to make niches for displaying toiletries.
    As well as the oak wardrobe in the bedroom, there is another in the shower room.From the large double-aspect windows, the East Bedroom has views of the forest in one direction, and breath-taking panoramas of the coastline and mountains in the other. There is also a roof terrace at the side, featuring a Levissi style mosaic, with steps leading down into the garden. Both suites have access to the shared balcony, from which there are superlative 180° views of the Gökçe Gemile bay, the coastline, the mountains and the forests.
  • Master suite (West): This room has a traditional flat ceiling supported by chestnut beams and these, together with the wooden bench and wall, also constructed from chestnut, are evocative of the houses of Levissi, Kayaköy.
    The superb views of the forest, coastline and mountains can be enjoyed from the handmade super king-size oak bed (2m x 2m) the legs of which are hidden, giving the impression of it floating above the floor. On the wall behind the bed a huge cross-section of oak is suspended, adding to the natural, almost organic feel of the room.
    In the west suite the dressing room and shower room have been combined into one elegant space. In addition to the bespoke wardrobes, the centrepiece of this room is a washbasin, fashioned from a single piece of Aliağa Basalt Stone, sourced from near Izmir. As in the East Suite, the top has been cut off and used to make a separate alcove for storing toiletries. The floor is laid with black basalt with white pebble infills and the self-contained shower and wc are lined with slabs of dolomite.
    Both suites have access to the shared balcony, from which there are superlative 180° views of the Gökçe Gemile bay, the coastline, the mountains and the forests.
  • Twin bedded room: On the ground floor there is a twin-bedded room with views over the garden and forests beyond. In this bedroom the rock that appears in the living area also makes appearance, and this together with the wrought iron wall mounted "torch" lights and oak beds and wardrobes, which again echo the Turkish-Greek style from Levissi, creating the feeling that somehow Gemile must have a much older history. Another rather original feature of this room is the wall from which the oak treads of the floating staircase emerge, creating an unusual sculptural effect.
  • Shower room and guest cloakroom: This maybe the smallest room in the house, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style. First there is the contemporary looking washbasin. Carved from a single piece of Bergama granite, it rests on a base crafted from chestnut wood. The walls are lined with slabs of dolomite, a very exclusive stone from the Marmara region of Turkey. The floors are made from lengths of dolomite with pebble inlays. The cloakroom has a wc and monsoon shower that, for added privacy, have their own separate doors.
  • Pool house: Located next to the swimming pool, the pool house is accessed from the garden; actually, its dark chestnut cladding and turf roof makes it part of the garden and quite well hidden! This simple but attractively furnished accommodation includes a bedroom, a combined kitchen/living room and a has a shower room/wc, making it an ideal bolthole for teenagers, overnight visitors, nannies or staff.
One of the many things that makes Gemile so very exceptional is its complete privacy. Hidden from view, the house is surrounded by an imaginatively landscaped garden, which is bordered by trees and full of local plant species. This makes the villas and gardens very Halal Friendly.

The paths that meander through the terraced garden have all been paved in a style that echoes the area's heritage. Made with flat gneiss stones sourced from a river and combined with mosaics made from small grey, black and white pebbles collected from Gökçe Gemile's beach, making these was a labour of love that took many months to complete. However, perhaps the three most inspirational features of the garden are the lavish lake-style swimming pool lined with Dalaman river stones with a sloping "beach" area, the effect of which is enhanced by pebbles; the jacuzzi/hot tub, carved out of a single massive boulder, and from which water cascades into an ornamental pond below, and the magnificent pergola.

Next to the jacuzzi, at the highest point in the garden, the pergola is an elegant structure of four pillars built from Eşen stone topped with chestnut beams. Underneath the shady canopy is comfortable seating, making this is the perfect place to enjoy the outstanding panoramas and relax while listening to the calming sounds of nature, whatever the time of day or night.

Indoor features & amenities
  • 3 bedroom Master House + one bedroom Pool/Guest House (Separate double guest house in garden)
  • 2 master doubles and 1 twin bedroom in main house
  • 4 shower rooms/WCs (3 en suite)
  • Every room has a smoke alarm

  • Smoke alarms throughout
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Coffee machine
  • Ice maker
  • Dishwasher
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Induction hob/Fan oven
  • Microwave
  • Chilled water dispenser
  • Mosquito nets on some doors and windows
  • Mosquito machines
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair driers
  • WiFi
  • TV with Blue Tooth and USB video facility
  • Blue tooth wireless speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Light cleaning on a daily basis
  • Towels and bed linen changed every 2 days
  • Underfloor heating
Outdoor features & amenities
  • Private Bay
  • Private coves and beaches
  • Private funicular railway (inclined lift) to beach and clubhouse
  • Water sports equipment: Kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, Snorkelling equipment
  • 140 sq. metre infinity pool (heating available for winter season)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Alfresco shower
  • Sun loungers
  • Pergola
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ grill
  • Terraces with lounging areas
  • Hammock
  • Balconies
  • Parking
  • Gated grounds
  • Mountain and forest views
  • Beach towels
  • Trekking paths and trails
  • Fishing equipment
  • Gökçe Gemile boat
  • Gökçe Gemile yacht
Villa Policy
  • Maximum 8 guests
  • Children welcome
  • Non-smoking villa
  • No pets allowed
  • Security deposit collected
  • Social events permitted (only on request & at additional cost)
  • Check in: 3:00PM
  • Check out: 12:00PM
Beach
Services included:
  • Concierge Service
  • Linen and towel change every other day
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Water sport instructor
  • Grounds keeping and security team
  • Private skippered luxury day at sea, including lunch (once a week)
  • Evening in the harbour town of Fethiye (by chauffeured minibus)
  • Well-provisioned welcome hamper
  • Water & bread delivery service
  • Welcome Breakfast served on the first morning at the beach clubhouse
  • Beach Clubhouse (with services)
  • Non-motorized water sport equipment (Kayaks, paddleboards, snorkels, flippers and basic fishing equipment)
  • Beach towel service
  • Beach Pestemal
  • Separate jacuzzi (hot tub for winter period)
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
Available at extra cost
  • Waterside breakfast
  • Waterside lunch
  • Private BBQ dinner on the beach
  • Private seafood dinner on the beach
  • Private fish dinner
  • All-inclusive meals and drinks
  • Heating for private swimming pool during winter season
  • House Helper (weekly)
  • Scuba Diving (beginners & certified divers)
  • Private luxury yacht return transfer airports
  • Turkish cooking classes
  • Private group yoga sessions: Hatha, Ashtanga & Yin Yoga
  • Car rental
  • Babysitting/childcare service
  • Speed boats (crewed)
  • Sailing course with Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2ft Sailboat (crewed)
  • Additional charter of the Gökçe Gemile private skippered boat
  • Private helicopter transfers
  • Trekking (private guide)
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Hair stylist
  • Additional boat/bus fuel charge for longer cruises
  • Sea fishing (safari and deep-sea)
  • Sea kayaking or paddleboard safari
  • Laundry services (no dry cleaning)
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • VIP airport transfer
  • Baby equipment rental
  • Activities and excursions
  • Privately guided cultural experiences
  • In-villa or Beachside Dining: Private chef or 'home-delivery' services from some restaurants
  • Spa Services: specialty massage & treatments
  • Home-delivery shopping (pre & post arrival)
  • To protect the environment and maintain the peaceful atmosphere motorised water sports are not available at this place. But, they are available at various locations within a 10-30 minutes' drive
Dalaman Airport – 61.5 km (1.00 hr)
Antalya Airport – 222 km (3.30 hrs)
Bodrum(Bodrum airport) – 248 km (3.50 hrs)
Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport) – 333 km (4.30 hrs)
Fethiye – 11.5 km (20 mins)
Göcek – 44 km (45 mins)
Kalkan – 96 km (1.30 hrs)
Marmaris – 142 km (2.00 hrs)

Private VIP Transfers by Road
The majority of highways and roads in the area are excellent and the experienced chauffeurs ensure a comfortable hassle-free journey in a VIP luxury car or people carrier, according to the number of guests.
All our VIP transfer vehicles are Mercedes but on request BMW X5 vehicles are also available.

Private VIP Helicopter Transfer
As well as being an ideal option for guests with busy lives and tight schedules, travelling by helicopter is this ultimate way to see Turkey's breath-taking scenery. The helicopter will land at the Kayaköy Helipad, which is just minutes away from the villas.
A chauffeured VIP vehicle will meet you on arrival.

Arrival by Yacht
There are few more perfect ways to spend time than sailing or motoring in the idyllic Aegean and Mediterranean waters of the Turquoise Coast. As a consequence this part of Southwest Turkey has many exclusive marinas, including those in Fethiye, Göcek, Kaş, Kalkan, Datça, Bozburun, Marmaris, Bodrum and Yalıkavak. We have our own private jetty and lazy lines, for the sheltered mooring of yachts, motor launches and gulets.