The Pink House
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
With its private pool and gardens overlooking the Aegean bay of Gundogan on the 'popular' Bodrum Peninsula, this lovely villa has been superbly designed to maximise the considerable interior and exterior space. Space is definitely the priority.
The open plan living accommodation is spacious, light, bright and airy. With its four well apportioned bedrooms, all with en-suite bathing facilities, the villa can comfortably sleep 8, plus 1 small child in a cot. The outside entertaining areas on the terraces (both shady and sunny) are huge - the large 'free form' shaped pool daringly cuts from the villa terrace into the garden and is surrounded by colourful, exotic gardens. The views are amazing............. Outside living is what this villa is all about.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gundogan 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bodrum Milas 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The villa is furnished in a contemporary style throughout, creating a calm and stylish atmosphere. Each room is air-conditioned. From the outside, it looks like a large U shaped bungalow, with a glass paneled corridor linking the living accommodation to the master bedroom suite, bedrooms 2 and 3. This corridor has sliding doors opening onto the pool/dining terrace, which can also be accessed via the kitchen, main lounge or master bedroom. A few travertine steps take you to the main bedroom levels.
From the entrance door a hall takes you to the lounge/dining/kitchen area which is open plan in style. The large lounge and dining area has many windows producing light and revealing those all important views. The comfy lounge seating area is L shaped and can seat 8 on its leather sofas. This part of the room has a fireplace (not that you will have need for this during the hot summer months), occasional tables, flat screen TV with free-view satellite (with some English channels), DVD player and Hi Fi unit with Bose speakers (which can be connected to an iPod/MP3 player). The lounge has sliding patio doors opening on to the front shaded terrace and gardens and to the side of the lounge, sliding patio doors opening onto the sunny dining/swimming pool terrace area. The interior dining area of the lounge is towards the back of the open plan living area and has a 'picture window' size access hatch to the kitchen. A large dining table and chairs which can comfortably seat 8 is between the lounge and kitchen serving 'hatch'.
The large kitchen is tiled with travertine tiles and fitted with a range of quality wall cupboards and base units and is equipped with modern Bosch appliances including fridge freezer, oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. Everything you require for a self-catering holiday is provided in the cupboards. A door from the kitchen leads to the outside dining/pool area. The BBQ is stored here but can be moved to wherever you prefer!
BEDROOMS – 4 . All have en-suite facilities and Air Conditioning
Bedroom 1 (Master) – king size bed, bedside cabinets, ample wardrobe and drawer space. Sliding doors open onto the garden and not only provide views of the bay, gardens and hillside but there is also a small private breakfast patio area in the garden outside this room. If you decide to take a morning (or evening swim), another set of sliding patio doors lead directly to the pool terrace. This room has an en-suite bathroom with WC, twin wash basins and jacuzzi bath/shower. A child's cot is also available if required for this or any of the other double bedrooms.
Bedroom 2 - Next to the master suite. Has twin beds, bedside cupboard, wardrobes, en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 – at the rear of the villa. Double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table, wardrobes and en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 4 – at the end of the connecting corridor towards the entrance area. This room has a double bed, dressing table, wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.
An additional single collapsible bed is available to accommodate an extra person. This can be added easily to fit into bedrooms 1, 3 or 4.
BATHROOMS – 4.5
En-suite to bedroom 1 - Corner jacuzzi style bath with overhead shower, WC and twin wash basins.
En-suite to bedroom 2 - Shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
En-suite to bedroom 3 - Shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
En-suite to bedroom 4 - Shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Cloakroom - at entrance level. With WC and wash basin.
Other - hairdryer, outside table, chairs, shade umbrella, sofas and sun loungers. Cot, high chair.
Cleaning & laundry - fresh bed linen and towels are provided on arrival. A washing machine is provided for guest's use and can be found in the utility room which is between bedrooms 1 and 2. The villa will be cleaned on arrival and departure and for bookings longer than one week, a mid term mini clean and change of laundry is included in the price. Should you wish additional maid service during your stay, then this can also be arranged for an additional charge - please contact us for costs. Beach towels are not provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The sea-facing terraces and gardens is where most time will be spent. Again, space is what this villa is all about. There are both sunny and shady terrace areas for you to while away the day and nights. Choose a comfy sofa under the covered terrace to sit in and read a book, dine under a sunshade on the sunny poolside terrace, or wheel a sun lounger out onto the lawn and take in the magnificent views of Gundogan bay and the surrounding hillside.
The gardens really are a picture with its exotic and colourful plants and provide plenty of secure space for children to play and run around in. The view in front is of the horse-shoe shaped bay of Gundogan and the turquoise Aegean and to the right, as a contrast, the green and lush hillside view which has white sugar cube houses dotted around surrounded by olive trees, bouganvillae and oleander.
The pool terrace, outside the lounge and kitchen has a wooden table and chairs and free standing BBQ, ideal for al-fresco dining.
For the more energetic, this private development has two floodlight tennis courts for the sole use of guests staying at the villas.
Private Pool - The villa has its own, larger than average, private infinity edged pool. This pool has wheelchair access. Its cleverly designed gentle slope starts at the head of the dining terrace, then its free-form shape cuts into the garden. As you would expect, the views from the pool are breathtaking.
Communal Pool - If you decide you, or your children, want to socialise with guests who may be staying at some of the neighbouring villas, then the 20m communal infinity pool below is also a choice for you (also has children's pool). This has a large pool bathing area, toilets, changing rooms and pool side bar.
The villa can take a maximum of 9 guests, plus a small infant/child as a cot is provided.
Children are very welcome as with its safe and private large gardens this is a very family orientated villa.
The villa and private pool is wheelchair accessible.
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
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Bodrum Peninsula - Aegean coast
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.
GUNDOGAN - 18 km from Bodrum and a few minutes’ drive east of Yalikavak, past magnificent roadside rock formations and towering mountain peaks covered in pine forests, brings you to the secluded village of Gundogan (pronounced “Gundowan”). 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
Four 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 George Michael)!
Daily boats/gulets for hire are available from the small harbour.
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 but everyone is 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.
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 and various jetties. On the other side 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.
Alara Beach Club – has a good restaurant and beach jetty with sun loungers etc. During July and August their stage is home to bands playing live music or a salsa dancing show.
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.
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 villa is less than 5 mins drive from Kucukbuk's sandy beach. A larger sandy beach can be found 8 mins away in Gundogan in one direction, whereas Trendy Turkbuku with its beach clubs, glamour and glitz, is 8 mins drive in the opposite direction. Yalikavak with its beach, is about 15 mins.
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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27 Aug 2013
"Fantastic villa - stunning views"
Fantastic villa with beautiful views of the bay. The villa is large and spacious and well equipped. Lovely pool and gardens which are well kept and maintained. Steep walk down to Gundogan about 10 min and a cheap taxi ride ( 10 TL ) back up.Gundogan a lovely, mainly Turkish resort and had a couple of lovely trips to nearby Yalikivak. Boat trip for the day fantastic value 50 TL pp and half price for younger children and includes lunch and Turkish tea and cake. Beaches in this area mainly gravelly but many hotels with pontoons to swim from, so area may not be ideal for younger children. Lovely local restaurants - we didn't have a bad meal and good supermarket ( Migros ). Booked through Peninsular Villa Care who were great through whole booking process and arranged transfers for us. Would return.
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