Great place to chill out and relax, about 10 cars per day pass by, total peace and quiet. On a no moon night, you can see the milky way and other stuff in the sky, no light polution from towns, as no towns are near by.
Sel and her family are most helpful and attend to any issue quickly and cheerfully, the pool light times were adjusted to suit my star gazing. Any language issues are easy with Google translations. Free Wifi is at the house and in many restaurants. Get a turkish sim cars to make phone calls with, roaming costs a fortune.
Do not go if you have mobility issues, the whole area is hilly and all houses are built onto/into hillsides. This makes for stunning views from both balcony and terraces, but makes for steps and stairs. Stair gates for kids are fitted.
Pool is great, clean and warm, with wicked view from the lilo. House has 3 WC and 3 showers, one with bath under, and fourth shower in the garden.
The garden is great and stocked with fruit and vegetables for use of the guests: tomatoes, peppers, onions, aubergines, melons, pomme granate, quinces, apples, lemons, mulberries, oranges, olives, ... sure there were a few more I didn't remember.
Hose and sprinkler keeps stuff watered, I really enjoyed keeping things green and fruitful, but that was my choice and is NOT compulsory!
Widlife on the doorstep: swallows, falcons, jays, wild pigs if you leave the rubbish out at night (hmm, the clear up in the morning..., other bait would make them show if you are real quiet at night, they are skittish and shy), snakes, (again they are really shy and the tremble of a foot step will make them scoot under walls etc), crickets galore, and ants will show if you leave food out for prolongued periods, like in all hot countries.
The drive into Datca for banks or boat trips is quicker than it looks, but drive close to your side of the road, as many Turks drive in the middle.But not noticed any accidents, inshallah!
Mesudye has a small village shop which stocks the the essentials and is well worth supporting, as with a fair few holiday houses they need the business to keep going. The fruit and veg man calls at the shop Monday and Thursday lunch times, and his selections is of stunning quality and much lower price than Migros in Datca. The potatoes we bought there were the best roasters/fryers ever. The shop is open all hours day and night we've driven past and even when locked, someone quickly came with a key.
A car is a must to take advanatge of all the area has to offer. Knidos is not far, and many more small villages are on the peninsula. All the locals are really friendly, no hard sell, and great hospitality. When we stopped to watch the almond harvest, handfuls of almonds were pressed on us, all understand hand and foot language, some speak english. you will find turkish hospitality at it's best, not the hassle and hustle of the towns like Marmaris.
Boat trips go from Datca as well as from the village, but the cost is the same and the trips are longer going from Datca.
The food in all the restaurants is good, we haven't had a bad meal anywhere, prices half of Marmaris seafront, which we visited just once to remind us why we didn't go there. Fresh fish has been the best we've eaten, the meats are delicous and the variety of salads is amazing. Sel's mum is a great cook and happy to prepare meals in the house. Even the teenagers, 13 and 15 were happy with the location.
The sea is just beautiful, do get a mask and snorkel, there is so much life in the sea, it's amazing.
I would definitely consider going again.