yakabagh house is beautifully set in an orange orchard overlooking xanthos valley, a pleasant walking distance from the ancient lycian city of pinara.
our farm consists of two gardens, one in our backyard where we have fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens, chickens, geese, a horse, 3 cats, and a dog. the other garden, a short distance away, holds our vineyard and olive trees, where guests can pick their own olives and make their own olive oil using traditional methods.
your hosts, sinan, isabel, and daughter iris, love sharing their home with guests. sinan and isabel moved away from the “big city” into this remote part of the mediterranean five years ago, and have been growing their life here ever since. sinan anadol worked as a photojournalist for atlas magazine and focused on articles on ethnic culture and indigenous peoples living in harmony with the land. he loves music, conversation, and Thai massage. Isabel, originally from Cuba, has a love of cooking, and enjoys trying the many varieties of seasonal herbs the valley has to offer. She loves playing with children, dancing and being with iris. two year old iris is still developing her personality, but shows a love of swimming, laughing, riding the horse, meeting new people, and keeping you on your toes. we love getting to know new people and sharing our lifestyle.