An authentic stone village house but modified for comfortable western use. A unique bargain in Bodrum, as it is a stand alone home with small swimming pool sitting above the village. Wonderful views of Aegean Sea and hills and cool northern breezes.
This village house is of traditional stone, with 50 cm (20 inch) thick walls and built mid-20th century. It is located near the Bodrum village of Yalikavak and less than 20 minutes to Bodrum city. Standing high and above the other houses in the village allows unobstructed, fabulous views of the mountains, the sea, plus the harbour of Yalikavak. The sunset is fabulous. The location on the North side of the Peninsula affords cool breezes. The house has an extensive veranda/patio where one can relax or have a slow meal while taking in the views. Entering the house, to the left, is the Living Room with 'L' shaped traditional village seating. The kitchenette adjoins. To the right, is the master bedroom. From the master bedroom you enter a small dressing room that leads to the bathroom. Original artwork and antiques throughout. This is a house to use as a base for exploring the area around Bodrum or for simply relaxing.
This is a great place simply to get away from it all. It is romantic and very private but a simple walk of a few meters will bring you into the village area where there are tea shops, and a small grocery shop. It is a peaceful area. We have had families who come with mature children who enjoy sleeping on the patio. We can provide a single or double bunk bed for this purpose. The outside patio is covered 70% of its area (all of the seating area). There are over sized cushions throughout to relax with. The patio has an old Ottoman water fountain that is very handy and beautiful to look at. The new tiled pool is a dipping pool. On hot days, it is a pleasure to just immerse oneself. From the pool you can see the best sunsets and wait for the moon to rise.
Out of season visits: Both studios are also ideal for Fall, Winter and Spring visits to Bodrum as, in those seasons, heating is included in the pricing and warm bedding duvets provide exceptional comfort. Most restaurants have fireplaces and without crowds of tourists, the cuisine is at it's best. Scores of historical sites are yours for the day. Flights from NY, and European counties are at their lowest and Bodrum is just a 55 minute flight from exciting Istanbul.
We think Bodrum, out of season, is truly the best kept secret in the Aegean region.
Nearest Airport : Bodrum-Milas International at 60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Bodrum City or Turgutrais at 16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : Yalikavak to Torba Road at 1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : beach at 1 Kilometres
The property is located high above the village of Gokcobel. The house is a 40 minute drive to the airport and the village of Yalikavak is 3 km away. Major supermarkets (2) are within a few hundred meters of the house. There is a private road to the property with a private entrance to the house.
This is a stand-alone property and not part of any apartment type complex.
If you have any questions, we have recently established a number for you to call from USA. There is voice-mail and I will get back to you as soon as possible if I am not available when you call.
In USA call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
We offer an Optional WiFi extender that you can use for wireless internet at this cottage. If you need internet, at the cottage itself, then ask about this wireless option, in advance of your arrival.
A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK THIS PROPERTY
Stand alone house. Parking above then stone staircase to house. Highest house in village. Great chaise lounge chairs, umbrella next to pool. Covered veranda to eat your meals outdoors.
Interaction with guests
Owner lives 1 km away but is happily available anytime.
Other things to note
There is no wifi at our cottage and to keep the price down, I can't justify a 365 day phone line, coming into the house when the house rents only seasonally.
But,,,, there is some interest from some guests to have wifi at the cottage itself.
There is a GSM (4.5G) wifi extender that has its own sim card and smart card inside. It has some Gbits loaded and if it runs out (Rare if you use only email and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for a few hours a day) you just go down to the village and have it loaded up again. It is about the size of an Ipod
You simply plug it in the wall and it gives a signal withing 50-100 meters. It also has a 3 hour battery inside, so you can take to the beach. Anyone who can enter the password can use it..... laptop, mobile phones, tablets, etc.
If you need this, I need a $100 deposit via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), which I will return to you when you return the gadget. Rental is $20 for 7 days or less.
You need to let me know in advance, if you want this, because it might be in use elsewhere.
WiFi is available at most restaurants, etc on the peninsula
If you break something we will expect you to replace it as we do not ask for a deposit. Please no smoking in the house.
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Worked in the hospitality industry for many years as well as partner in a fine dining restaurant in Bodrum and enjoy life with my partner who has lived all his life as an expat and finally retired to Bodrum 20 years ago.
We have a 5 year old daughter.
We love wine, food and travel and meeting interesting people