Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Great 3 bedroom villa in secure park. The villa offer s 3 bedrooms, a large terrace and a private pool to your use. On the ground floor after the main entrance there is a large store room. On the right hand side the first family bathroom with shower cabin can be found. The living area is right next to it. The living offers modern furniture, a open fireplace and open plan kitchen. the modern kitchen is newly fitted and provides all assets you could need with oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge / freezer. a dining table can be found between the kitchen and living area.
From the living area large doors open to the patio which also offers a dining table, a great sea view and private pool with outdoor shower.
On the first floor 3 bedrooms can be found, each for 2 persons and a second family bathroom.
Parking is available in front and the complex has 24/7 security. If the private pool would not be sufficient, there is a large communal site pool for use.
The villa is at 3 minutes walk from the city center, which offers beaches, grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants and beach clubs. A rental car is not nescesarry as gundogan is very doable by foot.
For all bookings made before 30 april 2014, a one way free transfer (worth 55 GBP) is offered until a maximum of 8 persons
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milas 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Homer describes Bodrum as "The land of eternal blue" and the words of another resident of Bodrum, Cevat Sakir, who said "The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us" were not without foundation in reality. Throughout history of Bodrum, known as Halicarnassos in ancient times, has always been fought over and people have been unwilling to share its beauty with others.
Built on a peninsula formed by the meeting of the eastern and western harbors, Bodrum, with its narrow streets winding down to the sea, is famous for its castle, its world-renowned yachts, its shipyards and the dazzling white houses and tombs lining the shores of its two harbors.
Bodrum, has the all facilities to meet the expectations of tourists from all income levels, ranging from the rich yacht owners to the penny counting tourists who just want a reasonable room to make his vacation last all summer.
Gundogan, 18 km from Bodrum is a peaceful village and developing fast! As well as becoming a favourite with Europeans Gundoghan is very popular with wealthy Turks from Istanbul and Ankara who have summer homes in the village. The beach is clean, the water crystal clear and is surrounded by some lovely restaurants and cafes offering good quality local and international food!
Gündogan's old name is Farilya which means "sunrise". The pine forests above the village have trails suitable for. The old Greek name 'Farilya' means 'Sunrise' and is still visible on some signposts. Historically Gundogan has always been important for fishing, sponge diving, olive and tangerine growing. At one time most of the inhabitants lived by the seashore supporting the main local industries of fishing and sponge diving, but fear of British gun boats during the First World War caused the villagers to move inland, leaving the waterfront spacious and uncrowded. Once an important fishing centre, Gundogan's major economies are now agriculture (primarily citrus fruit) and tourism. In recent years, holiday developments have popped up over the surrounding hills and it is now home to visitors from various European countries as well as its Turkish residents. Gundogan is developing fast and is very popular with wealthy Turks from Istanbul and Ankara who have summer homes in the village. The beach is clean, the water crystal clear and is surrounded by some lovely restaurants and cafes offering good quality local and international food. Just a few years ago a five star hotel was opened on the bay and Gundogan's further developments mean that Gundogan now boasts some of the best boutique hotels on the Bodrum Peninsula. These include Mandal Hotel which is owned by Mustafa Sandal (who is Turkey's equivalent of George Michael)! Daily boats/gulets for hire are available from the small harbour. RESTAURANTS Gundogan's hotels and restaurants are dotted along the horse shoe shaped beach and offer a variety of cuisine. In the summer months, when these restaurants can often be full, chairs and tables spill out from the pedestrian walkway onto the beach. You actually dine just a few feet from the water. It is common to see families and couples strolling along the beach path deciding which restaurant to chose. A certainty is the warm welcome you will be given by the restaurant staff as they proudly offer and serve the fresh catches of Gundogan's remaining fishermen. Our absolute favourite restaurant is Terzi Mustafa. Terzi means “Tailor” in Turkish and during the summer this restaurant is crowded with locals, Turkish visitors and foreign holidaymakers. It is located right on the beach close to the Istanbul Palace Hotel. There is no menu, you simply select from the fresh meze and ask for the best catch of the day (they also offer chicken), the staff are so friendly and welcoming. In our opinion it serves the best “Meze” (Turkish starters) at amazing good value prices. All the meze are made at home by the family and they taste superb. For the main course, you can choose from fish, meatballs or chicken all cooked in local style and as we say, great value for money. One not to miss. BEACHES A seaside pedestrian road and path runs pretty much from one side of the bay to the other. On one side there is the beach which is mostly sand. Over the last few years, wooden platform/beach jetties, or beach clubs have popped up. Tourists can use these for no cost, you are expected to buy drinks/food from the hotel or restaurant the jetty belongs to. On the other side of the beach are a huge selection of restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast and small shops. The beach in Gundogan is gently sloping and ideal for children. There are also some excellent coves and areas of the bay which are great for snorkelling. For the adventurous there is a water sports company on the bay where you can hire equipment to jet-ski, water-ski, wind-sail and Hobie-cat sail at very reasonable prices. Even in the height of summer the beaches remain busy but not overcrowded. You can choose your own secluded and private spot on the beach or one of the small coves or there are a number of private beaches. Private beaches or beach clubs we would recommend are: Olira Boutique Hotel – a fantastic service and very well kept jetty and small beach attached to the hotel. The beach is safe for kids and families. A little pricey but if you want a touch of luxury at the beach well worth the day out. In August it is so popular that you may not get a space as all the loungers are reserved for the guests. Mandal Boutique Hotel – a touch of luxury in one of the most exclusive boutique hotels on the Peninsula. Getting around The centre of the town has its own bus station and Gundogan has connections to Yalikavak, Torba, Bodrum, and Turgutries by mini bus “Dolmus”. There are also numerous taxi ranks. Historical Sites Gundogan also offers some interesting historical sites. Across the bay is Kucuk Tavsan (Little Rabbit) Island, where an old Greek Church is clearly visible atop the hill. A steep climb up the ridge just outside the upper village leads to a flight of 50 steps cut into the rock and the entrance to a small, but spectacularly sited monastery. In addition, on the far side of the main Yalikavak-Torba road, across from the upper village, an old Ottoman tower pokes its head from the lush pine forest. The Apartment is less than 5 mins drive down to Gundogan's sandy beach. A smaller sandy beach can be found 8 mins away in Kucukbuk, whereas Trendy Turkbuku with its beach clubs, glamour and glitz, is 8 mins drive in the opposite direction. Yalikavak with its market, beach, Marina, and beach side restaurants is about 8 mins drive from the centre of Gundogan. Bodrum airport 40mins drive. Bodrum centre 25 mins drive. Gundogan 8 mins. Yalikavak 15 mins. Supermarkets 10 mins. Petrol stations 10 mins. Banks/ATMs 8 mins.
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