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VILLA BAHCE

We own 2 properties in the same community. If one of your week is booked by someone else, you can always stay one week at this villa, and one week at our other villa. The villas are within 75 meters from each other. Our villas are called: Villa Bahce and Villa Maija.

Villa Bahce (Turkish for "Garden Villa") is a private luxury villa located in a small exclusive development on the hills near the village of Gundogan on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the intersection of the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas. Villa Bahce (pronounced as "Bah-chae" in Turkish) is a brand-new villa just completed in August 2006. Villa Bahce can comfortably accommodate up to 7 adults. A third bedroom and a new upstairs terrace were added in 2012. Therefore, the villa has 3 bedrooms, one day bed, a separate kitchen, two full bathrooms (upstairs and downstairs), mosquito nets on all windows, wood-burning fire place, new washing machine, and a fully-equipped kitchen with new dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator, etc. Stairs from the villa lead directly up to the swimming pool, overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Villa Bahce offers superb outdoor living space. French doors in the living room open up to a Mediterranean style courtyard garden. Perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee relaxing in comfortable wicker furniture. If you dont feel like sitting around the pool, two comfortable sun loungers are perfect to lay back, read a book, and laze the day away. At this location, there is a small pool and play area for children, and a large pool for adults.

The den area has a daybed with trundle that allows for two people to sleep comfortably. In addition to this, a single daybed is provided in a common area on the top floor. Perfect for relaxing with a good book while having the option to sleep one extra person. The villa is tastefully furnished and comfortably equipped. Villa Bahce has two TVs with built-in DVD/CD player with hundreds of satellite channels from around the world: one in the living room and the other in the master bedroom upstairs.


Bodrum Villa for Rent at Affordable and Reasonable Rates...

The unique design of Villa Bahce's arched roof and ottoman window box styling is only the beginning. The interior was designed with careful attention to detail and luxury. This villa is more than you would expect from a rental property. Highlights include: luxurious travertine stone in the bathrooms, custom designed furniture throughout the house, comfortable lighting, large kitchen with breakfast table, and a hand cut travertine stone wood-burning fireplace.

The Turkish clay pots and colorful plants create perfect courtyard garden. This villa was designed with the intent of blending indoors and outdoors for the discerning traveler who loves the comfort of a garden and the beauty of the sea.

Villa Bahce is the closest villa to the pool in this development. In 2013, the communal pool will be open from May 1 to October 31. Villa Bahce's garden has its own private steps that lead directly to the pool. This is perfect for those who love to lounge the day away by the pool. From the villa, you can easily bring your favorite snacks and drinks to enjoy the sun with your friends and family. With the steep hills of Gundogan, this is a definite advantage. In addition to the primary pool, there is a small childrens pool and play area. The community also provides free wireless internet service.

The intellectual climate of Bodrum is shaped by tourists and people living on the Bodrum peninsula from countries such as England, Ireland, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, and even the USA. The villa is within 20 minutes from the city of Bodrum, which allows for many entertainment opportunities (Turkish Blue Cruise Voyages, Greek Island Excursions, Historic sites, Nature Adventures, and excellent Night Life activities). Bodrum is well-recognized for its artistic heritage, and is therefore an open-minded community. Nightlife in Bodrum offers restaurants, bars, and clubs for all life styles.

Area Information:

Hiring a car is the easiest way to get around, but you can manage without one. If youre staying for a few weeks you may like to save some money and shed the car for some of the time and use the local dolmus, or mini-bus service, which operates cheaply and efficiently throughout the peninsula. Yellow taxis are good for short journeys but can add up a bit on longer ones. Many people hitch around the area and it is not uncommon for lifts to be offered by drivers who are going the same way as you.

In Ortakent (half-way between Gundogan and Bodrum) there is a large water park. It is opposite the KIPA hypermarket which is part of the Tesco chain and sells many well known Tesco products as well as local and international brands. Gumbet and Bodrum are only 20-30 minutes away for those want the busy night life and bustling resorts.

Also look out for the markets, typically the Turgutreis one on Saturdays. Yalikavak is usually on Thurdays and Gundogan on Wednesdays. There are no fixed prices so dont forget to haggle.

Outside facilities for use of all guests at Villa Bahce

The Heredot complex although small and exclusive has ample outside facilities including its Infinity pool with views of the Aegean which no photograph can really do justice to. The Villa benefits from being only a short 1 minute walk from the pool and the childrens play area situated adjacent to it. There is also a childrens paddling pool for smaller toddlers.

Secluded seaside access is available to our guests, a short walk from the site, with facilities shared by a small number of selected neighboring complexes. These include sundecks, pontoons, loungers and parasols. Excellent snorkeling opportunities exist here with an abundance of sea life present. The water here is deep so the beach in Gundogan village with its gently shelving sandy beach, may be better suited to guests with very small children.

What is in the Village of Gundogan?

Covered with colourful flowers all year round, Gundogan means `the Sunrise`. Famous for its ancient rock cemeteries and rock formations, it is a small town on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Some imaginative people believe that these rock formations are, in fact, the remains of an ancient zoo built of stone. There may be truth in this., as Gundogan is located very near to the ancient Lelegian city of Madnasa. These historians of antiquity say that the Lelegians were skilled in stone work. If you look carefully at these rock formations with a little imagination thrown in then you may see the wild animals of the ancient zoo carved in stone!

It is an important town for fishing, sponge diving, olive and tangerine growing. The old and new settlers have protected the character of the place. They have not touched the houses surrounded with trees of olive, mandarins, bananas, pomegranates and oak. The scent of orange trees welcoming visitors along the seaside still remains. Gundogan has 4000 inhabitants.

Boat trips leave from here to secluded Bays along the coast. You can catch a ferry to Didim on the other side of the Bay and watch dolphins and seals swim alongside the boat. Situated among tangerine, olive and pine trees, intimate restaurants and cafes built on jetties circle the Bay offering traditional Turkish cuisine.

Gundogan is also cheaper than other parts of the peninsula. Relax and take it easy with a chilled glass of wine or the local delicacies. There are large colourful cushions provided to sit on, on the many jetties circulating the Bay where you can chill out, people watch, sip a refreshing drink and watch the waves breaking on the rocks and children playing in the crystal blue waters.

This is a great place for snorkeling where you enter the sea from the jetties. Sit at the beach bar and watch the sun go down and witness the spectacular sunsets. There is a small harbour with fishing boats, yachts, gullets and a sailing school offering dingy sailing, windsurfing ,jetskis and waterskiing.

Across the Bay is `Rabbit Island` which has an old Greek church and standing remains of a Byzantine monastic settlement dated to the 9th Century A.D.

If you wish to be active during your stay here, you will have plenty to do - archeological trips in the area, windsurfing, under water photography, diving lessons, horse riding, walking and trekking.

History, dramatic landscape and a natural un spoilt Bay and friendly people await you! As they say `Nothing less than history, sun, seaside, nature and friendly people can be found`.

Also the Gundogan fisherman sell their catch to the local sea front restaurants, so ask what is available. Simply delicious.

Nightlife - While there are some bars dotted along the harbour front, nightlife in Gundogan tends to be quite low key with most evenings spent savouring a satifying meal or sitting out with a cool beer or a Gin and Tonic in hand watching the sun set on another day.


What does the Rental Fee cover?

We have NO hidden extra fees!

1. All utilities (electric, water and gas) are included.

2. Initial cleaning and departure cleaning are included.

3. If you are renting for more than 1 week, our weekly cleaning and laundry change are also included in our rates.

4. All taxes are included.

5. Regular check-in time is after 16:00 (4:00pm) and check-out time is before 10:00am. We will accommodate your flight schedule to the best we can based on availability and market conditions. Please contact us for details.

6. Our villas are generally rented on a weekly basis, from Saturday to Saturday. Other days can be considered in low season and changing market conditions. Please contact us for details.

7. Should you choose to bring a pet, a non-refundable charge of $75 per week will be added to cover costs for additional cleaning.

8. A fully refundable breakage / security deposit of $250 is required with the last payment. This will be returned to you within 1-2 weeks after your departure date.

9. We require a Terms and Conditions and Rental agreement, and a copy of your driver license or passport as this is a requirement of our community to comply with the Turkish Local Laws.

10. No additional charges for air conditioning use, gas use for BBQ, etc. You are all covered with our services. We know that you will be very pleased with your stay and we hope that you will come back again. We also offer 10% discount for all return customers and their recommended friends and family.
We call this an excellent bargain!

Summary:

Villa Bahce (Turkish for Garden Villa) New private luxury villa with telephone. Fully Air-Conditioned. Panaromic Views of the Aegean Sea & the Rabbit Island. No hidden charges.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 7

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in Living Room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 7 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view
Extra information (Beautiful full mountain and full sea views. Smoking is allowed outside the villa premises, including dining terrace and sundeck. All Pets are welcome with prior arrangements. International Prepaid Calling Cards can be purchased through this booking. All calls from Turkey to USA, UK, France, and the rest of Europe is only 0.0745 GBP (0.149 USD or 0.11 Euro) per minute. Please choose any amount in increments of 5 GBP (approx. $10). 5 GBP will provide approx. 65 minutes of talk to landlines.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (Please make prior arrangements with the owner. There is a non-refundable compulsory charge of 50 GBP per pet per week.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Tennis
Water Skiing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 23.05.2013


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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st May to 30th June 6 Months 3%
1st September to 30th November 6 Months 3%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st July to 31st October 120 Days 15%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Cleaning includes 1st cleaning, new sheets/towels, weekly house cleaning and weekly change of towels/sheets and last cleaning. All year N/A £0.00 per week

Paid with booking

Security Deposit Fee All year N/A £14.56 per booking

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Pet Fee - Non refundable All year N/A £72.80 per week

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Village of Gundogan / Local Restaurants Shopping: 5km
  • City of Bodrum and Night Clubs: 20km
  • Historical Sites: 18km
  • Village of Yalikavak and Gumusluk: 15km

Reviews

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35 out of 35 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 23 July 2011
Myself and 4 others have just returned from a 2 weeks holiday in Villa Bache. I can speak from everyone in the group and say that we all really enjoyed our time in a beautifully kept villa with the most jaw dro ppingly beautiful view. The photos do not do it justice. The pool is lovely and being situated next the villa is ideal. Although it is quite a small pool with only limited sun beds - it never gets too busy and the atmosphere is friendly. There is a bar by the pool to get drinks, ice creams and snacks run by a kind and helpful man called Sadat and on some evenings a special get together was put on such as an 80s night with all the complex residents getting together chatting and dancing the night away. The al fresco dining area on the courtyard was where we whiled many hours away and it had such an amazing view that we cooked every night rather than going into town. The facilities in the kitchen made that possible. We didnt hire a car but managed to get to and from local places easily enough in local taxis or the local bus very economically. Gundogan village has a fruit and veg market weekly that is amazing and the produce sold by the local farmers is of a standard that beats any supermarket in England for taste. Levent the owner is wonderful. Nothing was ever too much trouble - we emailed him with many questions and requests prior to our trip and he responded with solutions each time promptly. He even called us during our stay to check everything was ok - he really was incredible going way beyond his role as an owner and I know we valued him very much and he added to our enjoyment and high opinion of our stay. The only down side for me was that the beach was quite a walk away and the road very steep so we didnt really venture down there as it was too hot to walk that distance uphill to get home but perhaps that says more about me!!!!! We went on a couple of day boat trips from Gundogan village - a must in my opinion - approx £20 for the whole day and you are provided with lunch and multiple stop offs in picturesque bays to jump off the boat and go swimming and snorkelling. We will all return for sure - GREAT holiday. Thank you Levent.
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Stayed Saturday 04 June 2011
Mr Levent, owner, has been very helpful in making all of our arrangements from car hire and airport transfer and getting us directions to the nicest beaches in the area. The pool and ramada were wonderful. We will definitely recommend the property to our friends and family. The villa is superp and the views are breathtaking.
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Stayed Saturday 04 June 2011
We thank Mr Levent Ileri for making our vacation an excellent experience. Mr Levent called us at the villa to assist us with our needs as we were interested in seeing many of the sandy beaches. The property manager called us a few times to meet our needs and he sent a repair person to fix the toilet as the flushing mechanism stopped working. They were very timely and came to the house within 2 hours. The 70 page booklet that Mr Levent Ileri prepared and sent us (also available at the villa) is a very helpful document. The service, the quality and everything we expected from renting this villa, we have been very happy and pleased. We will definitely recommend this villa to our friends and family.
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Stayed Saturday 16 October 2010
Villa Bahce was one of the best homes we ever stayed. We enjoyed our time with our friends and met Levents neighbors in the community. We loved the pool bar area where you can buy drinks and food very easily. The close proximity of the pool to the villa (about 15 ft) made a plus! Turkish people are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back and stay for a longer period. Thank you for arranging our car hire and airport transfers, and these services were all on time and great. We appreciate that you called us at the villas telephone number to make sure that we are enjoying our time and our needs were met. Not even a 5 star hotel has ever done this to us. No more staying at hotels, and we will be your frequent customers beginning now. Thanks to Levent once again for allowing us to stay at his wonderfully decorated villa. We left a few English books at home. Have a great time when you arrive at your villa.
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Stayed Monday 12 July 2010
Thank you Mr Ileri for allowing us to stay at your wonderful villa. We enjoyed every moment of our time by the sun terrace, courtyard garden and the pool side. You have very nice neighbors as they invited us to their house for dinner. We love Turkish people. We wish to come again next year. Thank you for your hospitality and making our arrangements for renting a car and bringing our friends from the airport. Do zobaczenia wkrótce. Dzięki.
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Stayed Saturday 15 May 2010
This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in and not only that the preparation and information given to us by the owner was nothing short of fantastic, nothing was left out and it was a credit to the management of the owner. The pictures on line do not do the Villa justice so if you think the pics are lovely then you are in for a wonderful surprise. Everything is provided in the Villa and the swimming pool is just next to it. The folks in this particular complex were very nice and friendly, as are the Turkish people in general, however there are a number of English residents at the complex so language is not a problem. There is now wireless internet at the pool so what could be better that that view when you are checking your emails. The owner speaks perfect English and therefore communications with him will be no trouble which certainly makes for ease of booking etc. I can not recommend this facility too highly and hope to get back there one day myself - the best scenario would be to be able to own one of these lovely Villas myself.
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Stayed Saturday 08 May 2010
Thank you Mr Ileri once again for arranging all of our needs for our 2nd stay at your villa. The views are always breathtaking from your house. Unfortunately, we had an incident. My 9 year old who was playing a video game, pulled the TV from the TV stand and had damaged it. I believe that the rentalsystem security deposit I paid will cover this expense. If not, please let me know. I really appreciate your help in replacing the TV with a new one via your property manager, and thank you for your understanding of this situation, as you know kids can do crazy things. We are very fortunate that we stayed at your villa because we feel very comfortable, relaxed, and feel like this is our new summer home. Thank you again for your hospitality and we will make a new reservation soon.
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Stayed Friday 31 July 2009
Villa Bahce is a beautiful property set in a beautiful location. The Turkish people are beautiful. I had the holiday i wanted, peace , fantastic sunrises ,good food,and a lovely tan to go home with. I would not hesitate to reccommend this beautiful Villa and it,s lovely surroundings to all my family and friends.
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Stayed Saturday 20 June 2009
Thank you Mr Ileri for allowing us to bring our dog. Having worked in Istanbul for over 2 years and learning about the Turkish culture, we loved staying at your villa. We will definitely recommend your villa to our friends and family when we return to Japan after I complete my work at the embassy. You have been very helpful in making our arrangements and very thoughful in meeting our needs. Thank you.
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Stayed Thursday 26 February 2009
This winter (Februaary-March) we spent 5 weeks at Mr. Levent Ileris beatifully decorated villa for our honeymoon. The views from the villa were wonderful. Mr. Levent was very helpful in getting us a discounted car for the entire stay and helped us with all of our needs. We enjoyed our time spending on the garden terrace and woke up with the warm sunny days everyday. We would recommend this villa to everyone.
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Stayed Sunday 07 December 2008
One of our perfect vacations we had in the past 5 years of visiting Turkey. Mr. Ileri lovely decorated the house and everything we asked for in a house was here available. Thank you and we look forward to reserving another week in 2010. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year.
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Stayed Sunday 14 September 2008
Thank you Mr. Ileri. We enjoyed out vacation a lot with all the help you and Kathy have provided. Thanks for Mr. Serdar for making the car arrangements for us. I will disagree with some of the reviews left at your web site. You do have mosquito nets for all windows and air conditioners in all rooms and living room. As in the UK, we purchased a few incents to burn on the terrace to distract the mosquitos. We did not get any bites at all. The temperature of the water at the private seaside facilities was very nice. We spent most of our times by the pool or the sea. Again, you have spectacular views of the sea, the sun, the moonlight, passing by small and sail boats. I will definitely recommend others to enjoy this villa. Thank you again for all of your help. - The Adams Family
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Stayed Friday 30 May 2008
Dear Levent: Thank you for allowing us to write a review to share our opinios with other guests about you and your lovely villa. We are from Almaty, Kazakhstan, and intially we were very hesitant to book a villa online as we heard about internet frauds. You have made us so conmfortable throughout the booking process, calling us all the way from Washington, DC to Kazakhstan and you answered all of our questions very patiently and in detail. We would like to share some of our thoughts about your villa. Vila Bache is a wonderful place to rest from mad working days at work and bad mood! It is a really pleasant place located near the Turkish village of Gundogan, that has plenty of restaurants, beaches and pensions. One could taste a fresh-caught fish prepared by local cookers and enjoy a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea. We visited a lot of historical places, and Ephesus was the most interest place we visited. All these ruins are very impressive and worth to see them. We have made friends with a lot of interesting people, including of course, Kathy and even your next door neigbor Peter Forsythe who is a very nice young musician. We regret that we had no possibility to meet you personnaly, and we hope sometime we will make up for lost time. We would like to thank you for the assistance you provided - especially as for car rental as the company you recommended is a best rental service provider in our opinion. We definitely would like to come to your villa again and again!
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Stayed Saturday 22 March 2008
We enjoyed our stay at your villa. You have decorated your house very nicely and very impressive. I recommend it highly.
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Stayed Saturday 04 August 2007
Magnifique villa avec une vue splendide sur la mer et une piscine à débordement contigue (très pratique avec des enfants). Le propriétaire fait tout son possible pour le confort de ses hotes et leur donne toutes les informations souhaitées avant le départ (la description est scrupuleusement exacte). Mieux vaut avoir une voiture sur place. Nous y avons passé des vacances de nababs !!
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Stayed Monday 16 July 2007
Sayin Levent Bey. Ilginiz icin cok tesekkur ederim. Tatilimiz gercekten cok guzeldi ve cok sakin bir tatil oldu. Istanbul’un yogun temposundan sonra insanin biraz dinlenmeye ihtiyaci oluyor. O yuzden bize cok iyi geldi. Insallah sizinde tatiliniz bizimki gibi iyi gecer. Internet sitenizdeki fiyatlara kismen, bize cok iyi fiyat verdiniz. Bize vermis oldugunuz fiyat cok uygundu. Villa’nin tahmin ettigim gibi bir yerdi. Kisacasi hayat kirikligi yasamadim. Burasi tam bir arkadaslarima onerebilecegim bir yer. Bizim gibi sakin tatil gecirmek isteyen ve otel ortamindan sikilan dost ve arkadaslarima gonul rahatligiyle onerebilirim. Kendi evimizde oldugumuz kadar rahattik. Bir bayan olarak, evde her sey duzeli ve yerli yerindedi. Oglum ve esim burayi cok sevdi. Ilerde zamanimiz uyarsa yine gelebilecegimiz bir yer ve mekan. Tekrar gorusmek dilegi ile. Saygilar.
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Stayed Saturday 16 June 2007
Levent, I am back safe and sound after such a wonderful summer. Your house was spectacular and a great place for a family reunion. I so enjoyed discovering the Bodrum peninsula and Istanbul too. I plan to write an article for our local newspaper about traveling to Turkey. Most Americans know so little about it and are afraid to travel independently there. What a shame. The Turkish people were so friendly and hospitable to me. I didn't have any experience that was negative in five weeks. And, I felt completely safe as a woman alone one week of the time. I will definitely return to Turkey in the future. As for the house and the Heredot development-beautiful. I felt the price was fair, and your help was superb throughout from booking to leaving. I enjoyed meeting your neighbors, who welcomed us as part of the community. There weren't too many people in their houses, but we found the quietness to be an asset! Let me think about improvements for renters....a coffee maker!!!! We finally found French Presses, and left them at the house when we departed. We really enjoy brewed coffee in the morning and Robin brought Star Bucks for the summer! You might also want to let people know that DVDs from the US will not work in the house unless they are copied. The originals came up as Out of Zone. I think for your long term renters an oven with a broiler would be nice. We enjoyed grilling out. We left pool stuff like noodles and a float for whoever came next, and some books. I am glad Kathy reported we treated your house as our own. We tried very hard because you have furnished it beautifully. I have come home with all kind of thoughts for my Florida home in creating an outdoor terrace with the canvas interweaving-perfect for coolness. Thanks again for helping and completing Robin’s dog travel arrangements to get his vaccination paperwork from the Bodrum government’s veterinary services and talking to the doctor on our behalf so that her dog can leave the country. So, again-THANK YOU! I was always remember this summer, and certainly will recommend your house to others!!!
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Stayed Wednesday 30 May 2007
Levent is the greatest person on this World!. He helped us with every aspect of our trip and we are very thankful to him. The villa is another fantastic that we ever found. We loved it so much we will come back year after year.
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Stayed Monday 21 May 2007
Excellent price for the best holiday we ever had. The villas has been decorated with a great taste. We loved the location and every morning we watched the sunrise over the Rabbit Island. The village of Gundogan is very quiet, yet relaxing. There are many internet cafes in the area for those who want to keep in touch with their work. Mr. Ileri has arranged our flight arrangements in Turkey, and also found us an excellent car at an afforable rate from a local car company. The Turkish people are very nice and friendly. I will come back again. Thanks Mr. Ileri.
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Stayed Tuesday 24 April 2007
The villa was fantastic. You have to see how wonderfully the villas has been furnished. My wife and our toddler, along with two gay friends of ours, felt very comfortable at this villa (even more than so our home in London). Mr. Levent Ileri, the owner of this villas, has been a great help. We have never seen such a great respect and treatment by anyone in our lives. Levent lives in Washington, DC USA, but he has been in touch with us almost once a week prior to our trip, asking our special needs, car hire arrangements, and called us during our stay to make sure that everything is alright, and called us after our stay about our experiences in Turkey. We made a great friend, and we will definitely rent any property from Mr. Levent Ileri. If you have not made your reservation to spend a quality time in Turkey, please hurry, as Levent is the guide. We stayed two days in Istanbul, and Levent provided us information which you cannot find anywhere on the Internet or in travel brochures. Mr. Ileri also made our domestic flight arrangements. Mr. Ileri is very resourceful and very friendly. If Mr. Ileri ever comes to London, we will ask him to spend a weekend with us. Thanks again Mr. Ileri.
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Stayed Monday 01 January 2007
Never thought of an early winter vacation (October 1-7) in Turkey would be so lovely. Thanks to Mr. Levent Ileri for arranging all of our needs prior to leaving the UK. Mr. Ileri went out of his way many times to provide us with all the information we needed, including airport transfer, car arrangements, and taxi companies prior to leaving the U.K. Probably, Mr. Ileri telephoned us every weekend with excellent feedback. Mr. Ileri’s Villa Bahce is fabulous. There is no other villa in the Bodrum Peninsula which can compete with this unique luxury villa. No words can explain the beautiful courtyard garden with lots of seating arrangements to rest peacefully, read a book, and listen to the Turkish music, while laying on the sun loungers. We felt we were at a paradise. It’s obvious that there is no need to go to Hawaii! For those who love beaches, we recommend simply going to the private seaside facilities and those who love sandy beaches, just drive to Gundogan, park in the Gundogan marina or around Migros, and get your snack or lunch on the seaside walkway and just rest, enjoy and have a great time. We certainly recommend Villa Bahce to anyone. We will return back soon. Thank you (Tesekkur ederim!)
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Stayed Tuesday 07 November 2006
New, clean & fresh with everything you could need provided within the villa. Villa Bahce is very well-decorated and designed with fully-equipped kitchen and bathrooms with all the amenities, including bathroom, beach, and pool towels. Having air conditioners in all bed rooms and living room is a plus. The owner of the property, Mr. Levent, was very helpful with several e-mails and phone calls before, during, and after our holiday to answer any of our questions. A true home from home, definitely we would recommend this property.
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Stayed Wednesday 01 November 2006
This was my first time visiting Turkey, although other members of my family had been on several occasions and found staying in the villa was a lot more 'personal' and relaxed with a home away from home feel. The villa incorporates luxury amenities (incl. individually controlled air conditioning in every room) with everything at your fingertips. It is situated in a pleasant quiet complex with a large swimming pool and baby/kids pool which you almost step out onto from your patio. We particularly enjoyed the roof terrace(s) for that 'all over tan' It is a short drive (5 mins) from shops and restaurants in nearby Gundogan - locals and other holiday visitors are very friendly and helpful. The villa is designed for all types of visitors from families to couples young and old or even if you just wish to get away from it all on your own! If you want to enjoy a holiday at your own pace without the hustle and bustle of busy, overcrowded hotels then this villa will most certainly meet your needs. Thanks to Levent and Lee for allowing me to stay, I will be back!!
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Stayed Sunday 22 October 2006
The villa is very comfortable and well laid-out with plenty of room for us all. The property was in a beautiful position, with a breathtaking view from the patio, from which we could enjoy spectacular views of the sunrise every morning, and enjoy the sunset every evening. The villa itself was extremely well-equipped, furnished (the best we've ever experienced) and very comfortable. Lovely surroundings on the "estate" with huge pool - very often the only ones there in the morning! We also appreciated the care of the owners in the USA beforehand and after, who were keen to ensure that we had a good holiday and were extremely helpful in giving guidance and advice about the villa and surroundings, including car hire. Over all we had a wonderful holiday, and have already recommended the villa to many friends. The local bus (Dolmus) service was very reliable and cheap and we used that to travel to Gundogan, Bodrum, and other towns such as Turgutreis and Gumusluk. We also had a hire car which enabled us to explore the coastline and travel into Bodrum. The bekci (the security personnel) was more than helpful in fetching fresh bread and water, when we did not want to venture far. For those wanting a relaxing time, you could not want for anything more. We look forward to returning with friends in the future. We also thank Mr. Levent Ileri for his thorough guidance in making sure that all of our travel arrangements and comfort were in order. You are a great person! Thank you!
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Stayed Thursday 31 August 2006
A very clean, spacious, and luxurious villa in a lovely location. Ideal if you like to watch all the different boats and ships that sail past. A well-equipped villa with a good selection of Turkish, American and European music, Satellite TV & DVD entertainment. Although the villa is in a quiet and rural area, we appreciated this peaceful atmosphere. As the weather was not too hot we were able to do a lot of walking and exploring. At night time a short bus ride or car journey soon takes you to plenty of restaurants or the brighter lights of Bodrum. An ideal location for a relaxing holiday with easy access to all the towns in the Bodrum Peninsula. Thoroughly enjoyed it and wished we had stayed for two weeks.
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We stayed here for our honeymoon. The villa is as exactly like the one shown in the photos. The view from the bedroom as well as from the front garden is exquisite. The pool is right next to the villa. The only difficulty might be the transportation especially if you dont have a car. However, there are minibuses coming every 30min. Levent Bey, the owner, was also very helpful. In short, this place is definitely worth it a try if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, seaside holiday.
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Nice house, good location, pool: advantage that is was very close small disadvantage: parties but luckely, parties finished not too late
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This property was beautiful! We had an amazing time and Levent was very helpful before and after our stay. It was so clean and beautifully maintained- I would recommend this property anytime! Hope I can return one day soon.
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This Villa is maintained to a high standard and is situated in a superb location for us. It has great access to the swimming pool and sea swimming. The owner adds superb personal contact and genuine interest and care to ensure our holiday was trouble free. We would have no hesitation in reccomending this Villas as a family stay.
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I really enjoyed my stay. The view is wonderfull. The neigbourh are very kind. The owner is very nice and helpfull. Well come back
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what a fantastic holiday we had in august 2009 , the villa was what it described it to be luxurious,spacious & beautifully furnished. what a bonus the swimming was next door up some stairs which my 13 year old son enjoyed. The people were so friendly & helpful giving us a lift when we needed one as we didnt drive. we used the dolmuss which were every half hour.We will for sure be returning one day & will be recommending it to our friends. thanks to kathy for all her help while we were there.
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We enjoyed our stay in the Villa, it was clean, well equipped and it matched what we expected to find (by viewing the add photographs). Our only disappointment was that there was no one arround to support our stay. There was only a guard in the entry of the complex, who could not talk or understand anything but Turkish. Another point - there were no mosquitos nets on the windows - which was most unconvenient. But in general - I do recommend this place as a nice holiday place.
Owner reply:

Dear Mr. Moshe. Thank you for your review. My villa, Villa Bahce, does have mosquito nets on all doors and windows, and I do work with a property manager who is British and lives on the premise and she can be reached at any time by calling or stopping by her house. The day time security personnel on site do not speak English however, the night time security personnel does speak English. Sincerely, Levent.

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Villa Bahce turned our vacation into a dream which we were pursuing for a long time. Besides minor deficiencies, the house was great. Everything is in place from furniture to electronic goods. Not to mention the beautiful bay scene lying down in front of the main terrace. Our overall experience is a very memorable and excellent one.
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What a holiday we had from 21 July till 4 August with my wife. We have travelled around the world a lot and wanted something different and relaxing, also as my wife is pregnat. We booked the villa in January and Mr Ileri was in touch with us ever since with regular updates, checking our special requirements, organised a car hire for us, updated us with events and activities in Bodrum and generally built an amazing trust with us. Everything exceeded our expectations. The villa had stunning views, was so cosy with all amenities you would need - we cooked every day and enjoyed our dinners on the veranda as that was always the highlight of our day. The kitchen has everything you need - including lots of spices! The beach club that we had access to was also so relaxing. Great value for money and most of all, the best service we could ever imagine. No more holidays in hotels for us, living in a villa is the best - you set your own space, you go out if you want to and stay if you feel like it. And in this villa you feel like staying in a lot, enjoying the views, the garden the pool and everything. The Turkish caretakers of this compound were so helpful as were the other residents. Mr Ileri made us feel so welcome and we will definitely book another stay in his villa for next summer. Thank you Mr Ileri!
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The property was in excellent order and decorated to a very high standard. The views were amazing.
7 other reviews
Stayed 16 Oct 2010
We had a wonderful vacation at Mr. Ileris villa. The villa has all the amenities a house needs. We treated this house as our own as it was very well kept. The house met our expectations and we can recommend this villa to anyone who wants to enjoy the tranquility of the Bodrum Peninsula. The pool is just a few steps away (I think 20 feet away from the house). It is located very conveniently. The villa is located near the village of Gundogan, and we were able to use the public transportation (Dolmus) to go anywhere and do our shopping. There is a nearby shopping market within walking distance. Mr Ileri has left the telephone number of the market store, and you can order food, newspapers, beer etc without any delivery charge. The market person comes to the house within 2-3 minutes. We were spoiled on our vacation and we are now back to our reality. We will definitely come back to stay at this wonderful villa. Thanks to Mr. Ileri for everything.
Stayed 02 Aug 2008
Cher Levent, Nous sommes rentrés en France après avoir passé un séjour magnifique dansvos deux villas.Nous avons pu apprécier le confort, lespace, la vue splendide et lejardin magnifique.La Turquie est un joli pays avec des gens très sympathiques et serviables.Merci à madame Gilmartin qui a su se montrer très disponible.Merci encore pour vos informations précieuses.La Famille GAILLARD
Stayed 02 Aug 2008
Cher Levent, Nous sommes rentrés en France après avoir passé un séjour magnifique dansvos deux villas.Nous avons pu apprécier le confort, lespace, la vue splendide et lejardin magnifique.La Turquie est un joli pays avec des gens très sympathiques et serviables.Merci à madame Gilmartin qui a su se montrer très disponible.Merci encore pour vos informations précieuses.La Famille GAILLARD.
Stayed 11 Jul 2008
Spectacular views from the sea, the sun, the moonlight, passing by small and sail boats. There is nothing else I imaged for my vacation. Definitely recommend others to enjoy this villa to relax and enjoy a quiet wonderful time with their family or friends.
Stayed 04 Jul 2008
Thank you Mr. Ileri for a wonderful vacation we had at your property. We will definitely come back to stay at your property next year. The new BBQ you purchased is great as we had all of our dinners on the dining terrace. The lighting and the comfortable chairs were very nice. Our family never had time in the past to talk to each other until this time, when we found your place to be a gem, quiet and relaxing. The car company came to pick us up at the airport and they even waited for us 2 hours as our flight was late. Please thank them for us. Thank you again for everything, and we loved your villa, and would recommend it to anyone.
Stayed 18 Aug 2007
Magnifique villa avec une vue splendide sur la mer et une piscine à débordement contigue (très pratique avec des enfants). Le propriétaire fait tout son possible pour le confort de ses hotes et leur donne toutes les informations souhaitées avant le départ (la description est scrupuleusement exacte). Mieux vaut avoir une voiture sur place. Nous y avons passé des vacances de nababs !!
Stayed 24 Apr 2007
The villa was fantastic. You have to see how wonderfully the villas has been furnished. My wife and our toddler, along with two gay friends of ours, felt very comfortable at this villa (even more than so our home in London). Mr. Levent Ileri, the owner of this villas, has been a great help. We have never seen such a great respect and treatment by anyone in our lives. Levent lives in Washington, DC USA, but he has been in touch with us almost once a week prior to our trip, asking our special needs, car hire arrangements, and called us during our stay to make sure that everything is alright, and called us after our stay about our experiences in Turkey. We made a great friend, and we will definitely rent any property from Mr. Levent Ileri. If you have not made your reservation to spend a quality time in Turkey, please hurry as Levent is the guide. We stayed two days in Istanbul, and Levent provided us information which you cannot find anywhere on the Internet or in travel brochures. Mr. Ileri also made our domestic flight arrangements. Mr. Ileri is very resourceful and very friendly. If Mr. Ileri ever comes to London, we will ask him to spend a weekend with us. Thanks again Mr. Ileri.

Owner

About the owner
I am a Turkish American living in the Washington DC metro area and my brother lives in Turkey and is responsible from the maintenance of our homes. We purchased our homes in 2005/2006 and saw the construction of our homes from ground zero to where it is now. We were involved in the construction stages so that we expected the highest quality workmanship. Villa Maija is located in the Heredot Community in Gundogan, Bodrum, Turkey. Our home has spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Our private seaside facilities is the best part of our relaxed day to enjoy (in addition to shopping in the Farmers' market on Wednesday in Gundogan - just 7 minutes by car or 10 mins on public bus) All of our villas are equipped to meet the highest standards of living and furnished comfortably to meet everyone's needs. We value our homes as much as we do ours in the US. We custom designed our furniture in our homes through a local Turkish carpenter. Our property manager also lives on site to meet and answer their questions. We hope that you will enjoy our homes as much as we do. We cannot wait for our next trip.
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