Why Buy Property in Fethiye
Ask any expat why they chose to buy property in Fethiye, and chances are they’ll tell you they visited on holiday and fell in love with the area. It’s no surprise. With majestic mountains providing a spectacular backdrop to the turquoise Mediterranean Sea, it’s a truly stunning place.
Fethiye itself is a working town, surrounded by an eclectic mix of traditional villages, tourist resorts and both Turkish and expat communities. Many places boast of offering something to suit every taste, but in this case it’s true. The most popular locations among those looking to invest in Turkish real estate offer a diverse range of charms and amenities, and your final choice may rest on whether you’re looking for a permanent home, a private villa, or a holiday let. Our guide will help you decide.
The heart of Fethiye
The town itself is popular among those who enjoy the bustle of everyday life and prefer to be close to a wide range of amenities. The property market is buoyant; there are plenty of houses and apartments for sale in Fethiye.
Karagözler is a favoured area, sheltered by towering hillsides and with breath-taking views across the harbour. Savvy investors seeking homes for sale in Fethiye are also looking at the Tuzla, Babataşı and Akarca areas. All are close to the seafront Kordon, which has been much improved in recent years and is a favourite place to eat, drink and relax for residents and visitors.
Our own offices overlook the marina, so we’ve got our finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to property for sale in Fethiye. We have some excellent deals in our extensive portfolio, including these stunning apartments in Fethiye town centre. Currently under construction, they are ideally located close to the main shopping centre, the popular Tuesday market and a full range of amenities, as well as offering easy access to the public transport network and the area’s beaches. If the heart of things is where you like to be, this could be your best choice for real estate in Fethiye.
Renowned for its spectacular sunsets and family-friendly beaches, Çalış has a thriving expat community and attracts thousands of tourists each year. This makes it a popular choice among investors when it comes to buying holiday villas in Çalış, as well as those looking for a permanent move to Fethiye.
Its flat terrain is sympathetic to those with mobility issues, while it’s an easy walk along the seafront to Fethiye itself for those who like to be active. There are also regular dolmuş services and, in the summer months, the water taxi to Fethiye harbour is a delightful alternative. Thanks to its growing reputation as an ideal location for year-round living, anyone looking at villas for sale in Fethiye will find Çalış hard to beat. A growing number of shops, bars and restaurants stay open throughout winter, while anything else is just a short journey into the main town centre.
Investors considering property for sale in Çalış will also be interested in developments that are nearing completion, such as these outstanding sea-view villas in Çiftlik. Enjoying a prime location overlooking the ocean, these luxury villas include all the usual new-build warranties and indemnities. They represent excellent value for money, either as a rental property or a private holiday home in Çalış.
Ideal investment in Ovacık
Popular with those who prefer to avoid the busier centres but who still want the convenience of local amenities, Ovacık attracts increasing numbers of tourists each year. It borders the lively resort of Hisarönü, giving easy access to the bright lights and busy bars while also providing a quiet retreat. Ölüdeniz, with its world-famous beaches and Blue Lagoon, is a short bus or taxi ride away, while Fethiye town centre is just down the hill in the other direction.
Holiday homes in Ovacık are an excellent choice for those considering real estate in Fethiye. As an example, consider this luxury villa for sale in Ovacık, which has yielded typical weekly rents of up to $2,500 during peak season. With current margins of almost 8%, its present owners have seen an excellent return on their investment.
Superb locations combined with outstanding features make property for sale in Ovacık an attractive proposition for anyone looking to invest in Fethiye real estate.
One of the jewels in the Turkish Riviera’s crown, prestigious Göcek, is the place people go to see and be seen. The outstanding marina and associated facilities make it a magnet for the yachting and sailing communities, while celebrities including F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, pop goddess Madonna and actress Demi Moore have visited the area.
Increasing numbers of domestic tourists are also choosing to holiday in the resort, drawn by its luxurious accommodation. Its proximity to Dalaman Airport puts Göcek in easy reach for visitors from Turkey’s major cities, as well as those from overseas.
With credentials like these, buying property in Göcek is a wise investment. In the real estate world, it’s all about location – and the town is in prime position, offering a taste of the glitterati lifestyle. This stunning seafront apartment in Göcek, for example, features jaw-dropping panoramic views across the bay. At the heart of the boating community’s comings and goings, it gives a unique view of the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Perhaps not quite as well-known as some of the other areas considered by holiday homebuyers in Fethiye, it would be wrong to omit Üzümlu from our guide. This up-and-coming area is one to watch when it comes to Fethiye properties for sale, drawing more holidaymakers each year and becoming increasingly popular among those seeking to move to Turkey permanently.
It has a more traditional atmosphere than many of the busier resorts and its unspoiled tranquillity is ideal for those who prefer communing with nature to 24-hour partying. Nestling higher up the mountainside, temperatures are a few degrees lower than in the towns and offer a welcome respite during the hottest summer months.
A luxury villa in Üzümlu will include every home comfort, while remaining sympathetic to the beautiful surroundings – such as this characterful, stone-built property. Close enough to enjoy the excellent local restaurants and attractions, it is secluded enough to satisfy a need for privacy. With Fethiye and the area’s superb beaches a short 20-minute drive away, if you buy a holiday home in Üzümlu, you are getting the best of all worlds.
Ready to buy property in Fethiye?
If you’re searching for your ideal property in Fethiye, either as your home or a holiday rental investment, we’d love to help you. We’ll be there every step of the way, from helping you draw up a shortlist through to completion of the sale. Please contact us to find out more or to ask any questions you may have.
Photo Credit Karagozler and Fethiye Kordon: Steve Parsley