Spacious and popular fully air-conditioned 3 bed villa on a quiet site, equipped to a high standard on flat area just minutes from beach, good restaurants and local shops in easy reach of Turgutreis
We bought this villa when we fell in love with the area, the food, the people and the pace of life. We come back several times every year, and hope that our guests will appreciate the home-from-home feel of the villa.
General: Air-conditioning in the living room and all three bedrooms keeps the villa cool, even on the hottest day or night.
Mosquito nets on every window and sliding door keep the bugs at bay, allowing open windows at night.
There is a ground floor covered terrace furnished with a round oak table and six oak padded "director" style chairs, and a spacious sun terrace on the top floor with four chairs and a small table.
The villa has 1 fully tiled bathroom with shower cubical (no bath) and 2 loos for your parties use.
Sleeping: The villa comprises 3 bedrooms 1 double, 1 twin and a single with a pull out full size double bed. This gives room for up to 6 people. Bed linen and luxury towels are provided for your use. Each bed is of orthopaedic quality, including the pull out double: no bad backs here!
Entertainment: The villa has LCD television, DVD and satellite BBC World News only in English) with many European stations.. The music system will play CDs, radio and has connections for MP3 players (not ipods), and a slot for SD and MMC cards. The villa is also stocked with a wide variety of DVDs for children and adults, a selection of CDs, books and games.
Eating & living: There is room for 6 in the living room and 6 on the dining area on the ground floor covered terrace.
To prepare food you will fin d a gas hob, an electric oven, a microwave, a large fridge & freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find dishwasher, washing machine, outside clothes drier, an iron and ironing board.
Provided are cutlery, crockery, glassware (sufficient for 12 place settings), serving dishes and cooking utensils of a high standard. Small items include a large Bodum caffitiere, a citrus fruit juicer, chef quality kitchen knifes with sharpening steel and two "waiters friend" wine bottle openers. There is a bottled water dispenser in the kitchen, The bottled water man visits the site every day - a new 20 litre bottle costs about £(GBP)3.
Outside there is a kettle barbecue.
For your peace of mind, there is a small safe. Each family sets its own unique code for their stay. There are security grills on the windows.
As a little extra to our guests, you have the use of a Turkish mobile phone . Our local agent (Akin) will give you the phone with the villa keys, The phone has 100 minutes paid for at the start of the season and can be topped up easily at local phone shops.. The phone is pre-loaded with local contact numbers such as the the 24 hour Turkish pizza restaurant and the local taxi rank - and of course Akin's number.
At the start of each season we stock the cupboards with dishwasher tablets, washing powder, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, nappy bags, bin bags, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil & vinegar. These may run out during the season and are not guaranteed. We encourage a "leave some for the next man" attitude. If something runs out. we hope that the guest will replace whatever it is.
Sunbathing: There are 4 sun beds with comfortable cushions for sunbathing around the pool. There are four chairs and a small table on the roof top sun terrace. Don t forget your factor 30+
Optional Extras Please note that the welcome packs are offered by our very helpful local agent. If your flight allows you to travel via one of the many market shops, you can stock up on the way to the villa.
The villa is centrally located approximately 10 minutes walk to the beach and 10 minutes drive to the center of Turgurteis where you will find many restaurants, bars and shops. The walk along the beach from the villa to Turgutreis is lovely, and takes about 30 minutes.
Car Hire The cost of car hire is reasonable, approximately GPB25 per day. Around GBP300 for 14 days. If you like to keep your costs down the Dolmus (small taxi-cum-buses) are frequent and cheap. GBP1 will get you to most places on the peninsular.
The town of Turgutreis is situated at the furthest tip of the historic Bodrum Peninsula with fantastic sunsets overlooking a view of pretty islands on the horizon. Named after the famous admiral, Turgutreis is a stroll town in its own right and combines a compact town center with several long sandy beaches. Wind surfers favour this part of the coast, as the winds are generally stronger.
The Bodrum Peninsula is small and it is very easy to travel to all the other small towns. For those who are adventurous the area has an excellent bus service called dolmus. These are new reliable mini- buses and offer services all day to Gumusluk and Bodrum with connections to all other towns often for less than a pound.
Gumusluk, a favourite peninsula village, is close by. Its position on the site of the ancient city of Myndos has ensured that no large scale development has been allowed. Gumusluk is a fine place for snorkelling, in the calm waters of the sheltered bay. Various sunken ruins can be found here and there is a causeway, sometimes above water, sometimes below, to Rabbit Island where almost tame rabbits run around. To one side of the headland is a sandy beach with beach side restaurants and sun beds and a short walk through the little lanes with craft stalls and grocery shops will bring you to the other side where the famous fish restaurants, with their tempting displays of locally caught fish, are perched right on the shoreline. A small Byzantine church above the beach is now a cultural centre with a regular programme of concerts and exhibitions.
No other area on the Turkish Aegean coast provides the visitor with the opportunity to experience traditional Turkish life only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of a modern tourist center.
One of the unique features of Bodrum as a holiday resort is the combination of daytime activities, tranquil bays, beaches & villages to enjoy and the Bodrum nightlife.
Day Trips There are many good local firms offering day trips these are of course open to the independent traveller.
Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary, accompanied by St. Paul, came to Ephesus at the end of her life, circa 37-45 AD. In 1967 Pope Paul VI visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. Also the Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine was located over his grave.
Lovely place to stay and the pool and setting is perfect. The Yelkin hotel can get a bit noisy at night, but it didnt bother us. Really great place to relax and unwind.
Do go to gumusluk for fish restaurants and the nearby pide (pizza)place us fantastic
Simon from Brittany
Stayed 20 Jul 2014 with Family
We had a fantastic holiday at this property which we consider to be excellent value for money.
Communication with the owner prior to departure was very good and included an information pack and shopping list. The owner arranged our transfer from the airport with the very professional Akin. He was waiting to greet us with one of his drivers, and we were driven to the property in a comfortable van equipped with age-appropriate child restraints for our four children (as arranged).
On arrival in the evening we were pleased to see our shopping waiting for us and even more pleased to see that the property was very clean and conformed to the owners description. The next morning we were able to appreciate the quality of the pool and the outside space in front of the villa. This space provides ample shade, with a second area which has the sun all day.
The villa itself was equipped with everything we could possibly need, and very soon we felt totally at home in the property. At the end of our second week I was concerned that the pool was not filtering correctly and this was leading to an accumulation of debris. I contacted the owners local agents, Jo and Carl (who, by the way, are extremely professional and really nice people to boot) and they immediately took the necessary steps to ensure that the problem was resolved within 24 hours (on a public holiday). I was assured by another owner present at the time that this was an exceptional occurrence, and I mention it in this review simply because the quality of the customer service we received after voicing my concern was comparable to the service you get in the best of hotels. The owner and her agents really take their clients comfort and well-being very seriously, and I was truly impressed with this aspect throughout our stay.
Parents with very small children should be aware that the property is over three levels, with a bedroom on the second floor, and travel safety gates will not fit the stairs (we put a gate in the doorway of the bedroom at night).
A word on the location of the villa: a car is not necessary (the six of us had no problem with the "Dolmus" minibuses which run north to Gumusluk and south to Turgutreis from the main road, just a two-minute walk from the villa. A stroll to the village of Kadikalesi takes about 10 minutes, and its about the same to the beach (longer with small children!). The villa is in a semi-rural location, and some of the roads around the property are not the prettiest (some litter, half-finished houses with overgrown gardens) but this is fairly typical for Turkey and does not detract unduly from the overall charm of the location. There was occasional noise carried by the wind from beachfront resorts, but generally not beyond midnight (we slept with the windows open as were not keen on aircon).
I have no hesitation in recommending this property, and would seriously consider returning for a further stay.
Jane from Sevenoaks
Stayed 09 Jun 2014 with Couple
The best thing about this villa was the outside area, which is so lovely and peaceful. The villa is in a quiet spot, but it is so easy to access the more lively town of Turgutries or the place that stole our hearts - Gumusluk! It is also a 10 minute stroll to the beach or into the quiet village of Kadikalesi which has a few restaurants and a few shops for basic provisions. The sunsets are truly spectacular and the "Bodrum" breeze kept the temperature very pleasant in June. We appreciated the extra little touches that the owners had arranged inside the villa, like the extra crockery, basic cupboard store items and, of course, the dishwasher! We were certainly sad to leave!
Ray from Bishops Stortford
Stayed 25 Jun 2013 with Couple
Not our 1st stay and wont be our last. Lovely secure villa in peaceful surroundings, we were fortunate to have the place to ourselves most of the time. looking forward to coming back
Anthea from Blackburn
Stayed 14 Sep 2012
On arrival very relieved to find that the villa was as good, or better, than it appeared in the advert. It was attractive, modern, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Manager and agent both English speaking and helpful. Being late in season we found some local restaurants and shops closed or providing reduced menus and services. Cant understand why it is considered late season as weather was perfect, but maybe to do with UK/European school holidays? If wanting to sightsee a car would be helpful, but dolmus service is frequent and cheap. We just wanted to stay put and relax, so ideal for us. Suggest updat e of outside photograph as trees and garden now more mature. Lovely pool only metres from doors (unfenced, so might be an issue with a toddler).
We loved it.
clare from bristol
Stayed 09 Aug 2012
Lovely villa, very clean and very well equipped with all the crockery, utensils etc you could ever need.
The swimming pool is spotless and very well attended to by the "Poolman" Karl who is extremely helpful as are the gardens that he tends.
The villa is within easy walking distance of the beach and the town of Turgutreis. Transport links via the dolmus are very good, but we hired a car to enable us to go under our own steam.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
About the owner
The villa is owned by two couples, John & Prue and John & Vicki. We love the villa, the area and the local people. We get a great sense of pleasure from sharing our holiday home with the people that rent the villa each year. Three of the owners own their own business.
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