The Hidden Garden Villa
About the home
NOW BOOKING FOR 2013
YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VILLA HOLIDAY IN A PEACEFUL QUIET LOCATION. PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE PRETTY GARDENS, WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH/SHOPS RESTAURANTS - This ticks all of those boxes! There are even two pet tortoises (Fred and Ginger) in the grounds!!
This is a beautiful detached cottage style villa set in private walled gardens amongst mandarine trees and flowers a riot of colour during the summer months. Private pool, sunny and shady terrace, 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), open plan living area and galleried landing. The prize-winning beach of Turgutreis, is just 10 minutes walk away. On Saturdays, the town hosts the biggest market (pazar) in the area, where you can mingle with locals and tourists alike bargaining for items of clothing, fruit and veg and articles of interest.
The English owner of the house has put care and effort into the design and decoration of the property, his love of antiquities shows inside and out. He has taken care to incorporate elements of local architecture and lifestyle such as open plan and split level features, antique marble ornaments, local Anatolian handicrafts, Italian tiles and stone walls. Each season there are updates to this house. Summer 2012 saw the extension of the second bedroom which now offers flexible bed space for either twin beds or a double. No surprise this house gets the highest percentage of repeat guests, they come back year after year......
Outside, the Hidden Garden, and private pool are pure delights. Hidden Garden - because that's just what it is. A hidden garden behind a walled and gated entrance, offering peace, seclusion and tranquillity - yet minutes walk to supermarkets, shops, beach and amenities.
The villa is easily accessed by road or on foot and has a parking space outside the gate to its entrance.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Turgutreis, 800m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Has a spacious bathroom with shower, wash basin, WC and full length mirror and a bedroom which can sleep one or two people. The owner has extended this bedroom during winter 2012 so it now has twin single beds which can easily be made into a large double bed, depending on guest requirements. This now suits families or couples. The open plan living area has a traditional fireplace, comfy and stylish furniture, local satellite TV and WI-FI internet access and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with oven/hob and grill, fridge freezer, washing machine, breakfast bar etc.
The split level gallery bedroom is fully furnished with a double bed, en-suite room with WC and wash basin. This room has a delightful Juliet style balcony which overlooks the pool and gardens.
Pool towels are provided. Interim mini clean and linen change included in stays of 2 weeks. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request.
A safe has also been installed for guest use to store passports/valuable etc.
Solar Panels have been fitted to the roof for instant hot water.
Further details outdoors:
Is larger than average for the area and is approx 8 metres long by 4.5 metres at its widest point and 3m at its slimest point as it is bean shaped. It is 1.40 cm in shallow part and 1.65 cm in the deep part. Ideal for family.
POOL TOWELS are available for guest use.
Bright orange fruit from tangerine and pomegranite trees, sparkling blue pool, lush green lawn and vegetation and bright flora bring a riot of colour to your eyes. A sunny and shady terrace with purpose built stone furniture, complete with soft cushions is available for you to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the gardens. There is interest all around as marble or antique ornaments are scattered tastefully around the courtyard terrace area. Calm and peaceful is the order of the day.
Garden 'guests' are Fred & Ginger, the 'husband and wife team' and pet tortoise who live amongst the shade of the garden and will join you during your stay!
The prize winning beach is just 10 mins stoll away. Here, you can spend your days sunbathing, swimming or take advantage of the water sports activities available. Turgutreis has many shops, bars, cafes and restaurants all offering delicious Turkish food and other International cuisine. If its a warm atmosphere you want, then Turgutreis offers it, if its total relaxation and quiet, then slip back to this calm oasis and enjoy a nightcap or sundowner in your own hidden garden.
Wireless internet access.
Change over days are flexible.
Unless prearranged, guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am on day of departure and arrival is after 4pm. If the villa is not booked prior to your arrival and departure, then we can be flexible on arrival/departure times
Easy and simple booking instructions can be given verbally once contact has been made via phone or email.
25% Reservation deposit is requested at time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Payments can be made via cheque, bank transfer or Paypal.
English property managers are on hand to assist with any problems during your stay - details of this person can be given to you at time of booking. We can arrange, car hire, airport transfer, meet and greet, welcome pack, cot/high chair hire etc
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
On the Bodrum Peninsula buildings are not permitted to be built more than 2 stories high, and there are no buildings higher than 3 stories in the whole Peninsula. This tends to make the area look particularly attractive. Most of the buildings are white washed cubes, similar to those in the Greek Islands. This is because this part of Turkey used to belong to Greece and some of the Greek Islands used to belong to Turkey. As you can imagine, there is a lot of history around the area.
Archaeological excavations have established that human habitation in the Yalikavak area began in around 2000BC, and there are ruins and artefacts from the Carian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. The historic sites such as Sandima, Pasanda (Geris), Kandiba and Termil (Dirmil/Gökçebel) attract visitors from all over the world. Yalikavak is famous for the numerous windmills found in the vicinity. The winds, that until recently turned the vanes of these working windmills, now fill the sails of boats and windsurfs. Another “typical” feature found in abundance here are domed water cisterns which, in the past, were used in times of drought and are now being adapted for artistic and cultural uses.
Ferry trips to the Greek island of Kos can be made from Bodrum
Further afield you can visit Ephesus, the largest archaeological site in the world, the stunning pools at Pamukkale, the royal rock tombs at Dalyan, and the temple of Apollo at Didim.
The Bodrum / Turgutreis area
Turgutreis, on the Bodrum Peninsula, is named after Admiral Turgut Reis who was born in the village of Karabag which overlooks Turgutreis on the hillside above the town and where there is a statue to the Admiral in the village square. Turgut Reis was also known as "Dragut" he died of his wounds at the siege of Malta on 23rd June 1563. The town holds a three day festival around June 23rd each year, when Turkish navel warships visit the bay and military bands and entertainers hold concerts in Ataturk Square.
There are large supermarkets and numerous local shops. There is also a new marina opened in 2005 which houses a string of bars and restaurants, cafes and shops. You also have an open air cinema where you can sit back and enjoy a movie while sipping a cocktail or beer etc.
Turgutreis is a quieter option to the more touristy resorts close by such as Bodrum, Bitez and Gumbet. There is a good beach and as it is on the tip of the Bodrum peninsula the water quality is very good due to the currents passing through between the headland and adjacent islands. The Greek islands of Kos, Pserimos and Kalymnos are close by and from June to October the ferry leaves Turgutreis for day visits to Kos (takes 45 mins).
In Turgutreis petty crime is almost nil. The town is safe and even walking around the markets there is a feeling of security. Buildings in Turgutreis are almost exclusively low rise meaning the view to the water is unimpeded from many places in the town.
To the tourist, the town has three main areas:
1: The beach
2: The square beside the mosque and the seaside restaurants.
3: The backstreet and market shopping.
The beach itself is a slim sandy beach not overly long and yet never too crowded even in August. The beaches are operated by the restaurant behind and all sunbeds are free. The standard of service on the beach is superb with all restaurants employing staff to work the beach. Turning up to the beach, you will be greeted by friendly faces keen to find the sunbeds and parasols of your choosing and locate them to the patch of sand you most want to settle on. There is an etiquette here. These beach boys will work hard to make your day pleasant and genuinely do care. The etiquette is that you will buy your drinks from the restaurant serving you - simple manners really. I found that the service was not at all pushy and the drinks, being so reasonably priced were quite pleasant on the beach.
The square in the centre of town is stunning and comes alive at night. On one side are the boats with their captains constantly encouraging custom. The prices of the boat rides really are superb. A whole day out on the water calling in on little islands to swim in the sea and snorkel with fishes costs approx £12.00 for an adult. This price is a full day trip with lunch included.
On the other side of the square is the mosque and the run of restaurants along the front. All these eateries are superb but when visiting it becomes easy to get hooked into one place due to the excellent standard of service.
The back streets and Saturday market are buzzing with places to eat and drink cheaply and bargains to be had. The rule here is always haggle. Do it politely and you will be well received. Most places settle on a price about three quarters of the list price.
Local buses ( Dolmus ) go to most local villages as well as Bodrum and are a cheap way of getting around. Other towns worth a visit by bus are Yalikavak, Gundgoan, Gumusluk, Akyarlar, Karaincir and buses to these run about every 20 mins or so until late at night.
How to get there
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During the summer months, many charter flights fly into Bodrum which is the nearest airport, (approx 45 mins drive from the villa). Try some of these below:-
www.flypgs.com - direct to Bodrum from Stansted
In the winter months, some charter companies still fly direct from the UK to Bodrum, try www.aegeanflights.com Other routes to Bodrum are via Istanbul, Izmir or Dalaman. Turkish Airlines fly from Istanbul to Bodrum. BA flies from Gatwick to Izmir. easyJet flies from the UK to Dalaman and opened up direct flights into Bodrum during 2009.
Private Transfers - can be arranged by a fully licensed company we work with, please contact us for information. The driver knows the location of all our properties and can also hand over the key. Each way cost: £55 for up to 4 people, £8 per additional person.
Taxi - A taxi from Bodrum airport to Yalikavak will cost approx £50 each way for up to 3 people.
Activities near Bodrum
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
05 Nov 2012
We as a group of friends were looking for a cozy, relaxing place for our holiday and that's exactly we got!! The place is very welcoming, private and quiet. The rooms are very spacious, the pool is great and best of all, the villa is not overlooked which gives you a sense of privacy. When we arrived the owner of the villa gave us information about Turgutreis and Bodrum (beaches, bars, etc.) which was very helpful. Throughout our stay we enjoyed the peaceful garden equipped for bbq, the well maintained pool and the comfortable rooms during the day and when we wanted to go out at night Turgutreis Marina is a very nice option as it's a few minute's walk from the villa. If you want to go to a bar and have fun you could go to Bodrum easily by bus. The main bus station is very close to the house if you need a cheap transportation method. All the bus drivers know a little bit of English and are very helpful.
In general the villa and Turgutreis are a good choice if you want a relaxing holiday to enjoy with friends or family. We hope to return next year!!
02 Nov 2012
We have recently returned from a two weeks stay at The Hidden Garden Villa & were infact the last booking of the season following the Barlow`s ( 8th- 23rd of Oct )
We have stayed here over a number of years usually at the end of the season & we love it, the Villa has undergone some very nice modifications since our previous visit, it`s location is brilliant within 10 mins walk from beautiful beaches a host of very nice eating places a choice of two supermarkets,also the minibus station where you can go to lovely coastal villages or to Bodrum, for a very cheap price.
Jame`s,our host is a lovely chap who is dedicated to the comfort of his guests. His swimming pool enjoys a good position toward the rear & side of the patio & not noticably overlooked. We hope to visit again next year.
09 Oct 2012
We travelled to Turkey for a week's holiday as a group of four women (health professionals aged 28-31) looking for a last bit of summer sunshine and to spend a week by the pool, barbequing,... more
This is a joint response to the review posted by these guests from the property owner and booking agents and is based on information supplied by owner and guest.
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|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid season 2012||16 Sep 12||31 Oct 12||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid seaon May-June 2013||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||1 Jul 13||16 Sep 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season 2012||16 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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