Enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere in an ancient Greek village in the heart of the Great Meander Delta National Park. We offer tranquility, peace and comfort in this unique environment.
“Bianca's space was like a dream, I wanted to spend some quiet time with my friend with nature and some photographic scenery. "Eski Doganbay" was the place to be. The space, though hidden in an old deserted village in nature had all the amenities that you need to live a good vacation. Everything was so personal. We were greeted first by Ismail Abi, a wonderful guy from the the village nearby who took us to Dogan Bay village although we arrived very late, as I had some errands in Izmir and got suck by traffic later. The house was clean and tidy with a beautiful touch of Turkish and South American hospitality. The village is beautiful with some houses already fixed and bought by others. Restaurants are available near by and you can buy and cook at home (from the next village which is 5 kilometers away). The pets are all wonderful and hillarious”
Located on the third floor of a triplex villa, our studio apartment has a kitchen, bathroom and a large terrace. The apartment has a mountain view and is in a quiet place within the site. The entrance and exit of the apartment is shared from the front garden of the house and there is no private entrance / exit. This is a terrace room with bathroom, kitchen and big balcony. It has mountain wiev. 10 min far walk from the sea. It is so close to the natural park in Guzelcamli 5 min by minibus. Entrance is common in front of house.
“As an IT specialist working remotely I travel a lot and I can stay for a long time in any place I visit. So I spent about 2 months in Kuzey's apartment and it was just perfect. I had everything I need: a comfortable place to work, a stable internet connection, a fully equipped mini kitchen. The apartment is spacious and cozy, everything is very clean. As for my choice to stay in Guzelcamli (a small village) and not in Kusadasi (a city), it was definitely a right decision. The neighborhood was neat and peaceful, the beaches clean and not overcrowded even in the high season, and the water very clear. The national park near Guzelcamli is also a great option to spend time on the beach or on the tracking trail. But as for the nightlife, Kusadasi is near, and it's easy to get there by a minibus. A very important thing for me is the attitude of people around me because I am a young single woman travelling alone. There in Guzelcamli was absolutely no sign of harassment of any kind, or any unwanted attention, or anything like that. The place is 100% safe and quiet, people are friendly, polite and delicate. No one disturbed me but in the same time everyone was glad to help. I am grateful to Kuzey and his mother to be such a great hosts. They were friendly and very hospitable, they helped me with any thing, answered all my questions and gave useful recommendations. I felt very comfortable and welcomed, not like a stranger but like a family member. So, this stay was far beyond my expectations.”
This beautiful stone house is located in the town of Güllübahçe, Söke, in the neighborhood of Priene Ionian ruins. Opposite to us is the St. Nicholas Church. The room has a panoramic view of the Söke Plain and a private terrace.
“Many properties on AirBnB have a five-star rating. This makes it hard to properly review places that really stand out. Bahab's Guesthouse would be one of those pearls for which we would check the "Stands Out" or "Six Stars" box. Of all the places we stayed over our three trips to Turkey, this has been our favorite. During our seven days at the guesthouse, Cem and Gamze went out of their way to make us feel at home. We felt like family, and we were sad to leave. The room was tastefully decorated -- beautiful antiques, Turkish rug, ceiling fan. It was the hottest part of year, and Cem kindly gave us an extra fan. The bathroom had a great shower. The large terrace outside the room is made even more inviting by two couches and a table and chairs. The location exceeded the already high expectations that had been set by the listing's photos and descriptions. The house sits on one side of a small canyon. From one of the public terraces (which usually benefits from a refreshing breeze), you can observe life on the other side of the canyon -- a beautiful vista of olive trees mixed in with fig trees and plume-like cedars, pastel greens and ochres, and a clear view to the top of the steep hill. When we walked on that side, we met friendly villagers, one of whom proudly showed us his trees and made us a gift of figs, almonds and honey. Everything that came out of Gamze's kitchen gave us a smile when it went into our mouths. Apart from the gorgeous Turkish breakfast that comes with the room, it's possible to order food and drinks for other meals. We eat in a quasi-vegan way that is unusual for Turkey, so we were surprised and delighted that Gamze knew perfectly how to cater for our needs. In fact, the guesthouse goes out of its way to procure organic produce. During our stay, they were preparing meals in tune with the tastes of a yoga crowd (see below). But if someone had wanted to eat fish, that was available too. By chance, our stay happened to overlap a yoga camp run by the owners' daughter and her partner. This drew in a friendly group of Turks from Izmir, Istanbul and as far as London. Since they all spoke great English, meeting this highly-educated crowd was a chance to converse and learn more about the country's diverse culture. There are stunning short walks starting at the guesthouse. First off, the trails among the ruins of the Greek village have you meandering among beautiful stone walls, fig trees and pomegranates. The walk to the archeological site of Pyrian (half an hour away) is easy and rewarded by the most pleasing ancient site we'd seen on that trip. For the more daring, there is the walk to the windmills on the ridge -- an impressive sight from their very base -- if you go off-trail as...”