The Arı family once had their holidays where the Oyster Residence stands today.
They had a modest timber house where they would spend their summer holidays swimming in the inviting waters of Fethiye,Ölüdeniz and picnicked under the shade of the ancient olive trees. At this stage Ölüdeniz consisted of mainly farmland where aubergines and zucchinis grew in abundance and few odd backpackers would set up camp.
Family’s daughter Günsenin Günel, had always dreamt of sharing her treasured holiday home with people from all over the world. This eventually became a reality.
“We used to spend our summers here and we had many friends stay with us. Really it is not so different from what I do here now with my guests. This is still my home and I look after my guests like they are my friends.”
– Günsenin Günel [Hürriyet Daily News]
As time passed and the natural beauty of the region and its close proximity to ancient sites was increasingly appreciated and Fethiye ,Ölüdeniz rapidly became a sought after holiday destination.
While the resort has developed around the residence, The Oyster Residences continues to deliver an alternative and authentic experience in Fethiye,Ölüdeniz.