Beautiful detached poolside villa presented in a charming contemporary style with traditional Turkish features such as marble flooring throughout and lovely marble kitchen and bathroom fittings.
One of an exclusive four villas around the beautifully kept pool on a small friendly site of nine villas set in former tangerine groves just a short 100m stroll to the beach.
The villa has an open plan kitchen and living area, utility room with washing machine, 3 bedrooms (two twin rooms plus 3rd bedroom with bunk beds), bathroom with bath and shower plus a fully fitted ground floor cloakroom and WC.
The kitchen is equipped with a full hob and a small oven and dishwasher.
There is a small TV in the lounge with satellite reception.
There is a veranda with direct access from the living area with a built in barbecue oven and pergola covered area for alfresco eating.
Both twin bedrooms open out onto a balcony area and the top bedroom leads out onto a large private roof terrace. The villa is fully air-conditioned.
The villa boasts delightful paved gardens, beautifully stocked with climbing plants and palms offering plenty of room for sunworshippers plus a lovely bougainvillea clad pergola for shade.
Six sunloungers and an umbrella are provided for your comfort in the garden and around the pool, with a large table and plenty of chairs for outdoor eating under the pergola.
The villa is situated on the flat, 100 metres from the beach and 25 mins walk to the centre of Turgutreis with its wealth of shops, restaurants and bars (traditional and modern) and a stroll along the beach to the village of Kadikalesi.
Fantastic local restaurants and bars are virtually on the doorstep.
Meet and Greet Information
The villa and pool are both very well kept by an English couple who live very close and who will greet you on arrival, hand over the keys and give advice on the local area.
A 'welcome pack' including water, tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter eggs, jam and juice is provided and will be in the villa on arrival.
Local area information
The Bodrum Peninsula boasts a diversity of resorts only minutes away from each other by car or local dolmus and you can have an extremely varied holiday visiting places like Gumusluk, a local picturesque fishing village, Yalikavak a charming resort with lots to do and of course, Bodrum itself with it's pretty whitewashed houses and tumbling bouganvillea.
Bodrum is a lively place with colourful nightlife and plenty of shops in the maze of back streets near the Castle. Bodrum is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Tomb of King Mausolus. It is the yachting centre of the Aegean and the Marina is full of expensive international yachts and traditional wooden gulets. The area is also convenient for Ephesus and many other sites of historical interest, such as the Temple of Apollo at Didim and the Rock Tombs at Dalyan.
Mandalina Villa is set in a lovely quiet market-garden area between Kadikalesi and Turgutreis, approx 18 km from Bodrum. There are small shops and restaurants very close by and a 5 minute walk to the main road puts you on the dolmus routes to Gumusluk and the rest of the peninsula.
Opposite the villa is a roadway which leads to the sandy beach with a wooden pier, only 100 metres away. There is a local shop opposite the site for day to day needs and two friendly local restaurants too.
Walking along the beach into Kadikalesi you pass little cafes and fish restaurants with tables set right on the sand. There are watersports available such as windsurfing and paragliding. The village has local shops, restaurants and a taxi rank.
Walking in the other direction takes you by seafront restaurants and hotels into Turgutreis itself only 25 minutes by foot with little backsteets full of shops, bars and more restaurants to choose from, many along the beachfront with wonderful views of the sunset that this area is famous for. You will find supermarkets, banks and all the essential amenites here. There is a new marina further along the seafront with designer shops and smart cafes and bars with a more sophisticated atmosphere.
Turgutreis is host to the biggest outdoor market on the peninsula on a Saturday and draws people from all over looking for clothes, handbags, jewellery, textiles and rugs, amongst other things, and a farmers market with the largest selection of delicious looking (and tasting!) fresh produce you will find.
Turgutreis has a long sandy beach for relaxing days or take a trip to one of the neighbouring resorts;
Gumusluk, a pretty unspoilt fishing village only 5 minutes away by car or dolmus where you can watch the catch being brought in on the traditional little fishing boats and then try it freshly grilled right on the beach or stroll around the local jewellery and craft stalls and pick up a handmade souvenir.
Enjoy a ride over to Yalikavak with is charming atmosphere and restored windmills. Yalikavak is home to talented artists who show their work in the town alongside recommended bars and restaurants.
Take a trip to Akyarlar and enjoy the wonderful view of Kos from one of the beachfront cafes.
There are many more places to explore and you can get around perfectly well on the local 'dolmus' (small minibus) service very cheaply or hire a car if you prefer although will not find a car necessary to enjoy your holiday here.
We also recommend a boat trip from Turgutreis around the many small islands and beautiful bays.
Day trips can also be taken via ferry from Turgutreis to Kos - 40 minutes away and Rhodes.
Kadikalesi Weather – An all year round sunshine destination
As you would expect from the Mediterranean the weather in Kadikalesi is nothing short of spectacular. The south west of Turkey benefits from over 300 sunny days per year and temperatures during the summer can head well over the 30C mark. The high temperatures in Kadikalesi make this an all year round sunshine destination. The summer months will be uninterrupted by rain and the winter months are mild with temperatures hovering around the 15C mark. From May until October the temperature in Kadikalesi will not usually dip below 25C and your can expect over 10 hours of sunshine per day during the six peak season months.
The beautiful sea breeze, so popular with the windsurfers, also means that even the hottest days will be enjoyable.
Fly to Bodrum Milas Airport - Mandalina Villa is just 50 minutes drive from the airport.
Cheap flights are available from www.flythomascook.co.uk, www.easyjet.com, www.thomsonfly.co.uk, www.monarch.co.uk, www.flypgs.com, www.jet2.com, www.travelrepublic.co.uk, www.expedia.com
Please note that an e visa is now required on entry into Turkey.
You can also fly to Kos and take a short ferry ride over to Bodrum or Turgutreis (in high season).
Should you wish to rent a car, please contact us for discounts with local car hire companies.
Reliable transfers can be arranged with us at time of booking, costing approx. 80GBP both ways for up to 4 people.
All three of us were very happy with our holiday and extremely pleased that we chose the villa. We found it to be clean, comfortable, and well-stocked/furnished, and we really enjoyed the outdoor spaces (terrace, balconies, pool/poolside), so much that we usually didnt want to go out!
Y Kim (UK/Switzerland)
We have returned to this particular villa 6 times now and have loved every minute of our holidays here in Kadikalesi. The correspondence between us / owners and managing agent has always been speedy and efficient.
The villa itself is well appointed and immaculately clean and has a very traditional feel. The living / kitchen area and bedrooms are all very spacious and have air conditioning. The outside balconies, roof terrace and patio area all provide many different sitting areas giving both sunshine and shade (when necessary), along with different views of the area (ie - mountains, sea etc). The communal gardens here are incredibly well looked after and the pool is certainly one of the best pools we have been in - very clean and well maintained.
The area gives us all (Mum, Dad and son who is now almost 12) everything we want / need from a holiday. The beach is just a short walk away - with some water activities. From here you can walk along to several bars and restaurants - going in the other direction you reach the town of Turgutreis which has bank, supermarkets, bars and restaurants and is generally a bustling place. Close by to the villa is a shop selling many essential items and also a couple of other small eating places. To be honest we spend a lot of our time by the pool as it is so relaxing and quiet. It is lovely to just hear the world go by. All in all we feel that we have found a real home from home and will certainly be back again.
Gardner family (Leamington Spa)
About the owner
We have lived, and managed property, in Turkey for the last 5 years. Being local to the area we can really look after our clients needs and give the best advice on where to go and what to do! We manage the sites that the villas are located on, as well as the properties, and are available on a daily basis should we be needed.
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