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Fabulous roof terrace for dining/sun bathing, with sea views

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

Lovely holiday villa for rent in Kucukbuk Bay, Gundogan, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms, private gardens with dining and BBQ terrace, shared pool with child's pool. VERY close to the beach and restaurants, less than 5 minutes walk. Wi-fi access. Good house for a family holiday or for couples.

The wow factor at this villa is the roof terrace and views. The roof terrace has views over Kucukbuk bay and the surrounding hillside, at night the whole area lights up. The terrace is very private and large enough for sun loungers, table and chairs, BBQ and there is a purpose built 'kitchenette' with sink, water and work surface - perfect for outside dining and food preparation.

The villa owners refurnished the interior and exterior furnishings in late 2012 so that 2013 guests will have a fresh contemporary look and feel at the villa.

The villa is on a small development and occupies a prominent position close to the large communal pool. With its private garden and dining terrace, the villa and its location is perfect for holidaying in the friendly Turkish area of Gundogan.

Kucukbuk bay in the summer is a favourite of visiting Turks from the larger cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir etc. Many of them have homes here as the area is well known for its crystal clear waters. Locals daily set sail in their little boats to fish, later to be sold to the owners of restaurants in Kucukbuk Bay!

Outside

The villa has close access to the shared pool to via steps from the private garden area of the villa. The pool is large (18 metres long) and shallow in all areas (c. 1.6 metres). There is an adjoining paddling area for young children. The villa is on a site of 12 villas and has its own parking space near the entrance. A site manager lives within the grounds and is available to help with any queries.

A three minute walk takes you to the beach where a choice of good restaurants give you use of sun loungers by day and sets up tables for dining on the beach and jetties in the evening. The beach is sandy and the sea is clear. Perfect for swimming.

A car is not required for those who want to chill out by the pool or beach, but for those who wish to explore the area a little more, a car is necessary. The larger village of Gundogan is 5 minutes drive in one direction, and trendy Turkbuku, 10 minutes in another. Sophisticated Yalikavak, with its new multi-million dollar marina, pedestrianised shopping, bar and restaurant area is a 15 minute drive away. On Thursdays, there is a large Pazar (market) held in Yalikavak, where tourists and locals mingle to buy their provisions and textiles – not to be missed. Bodrum town centre, is 30 minutes drive away from Kucukbuk, with its swish shops, restaurants, bars, marina, castle and of course nightlife!

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Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kucukbuk Bay 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bodrum Milas 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
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, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor

From the entrance door (at the side of the villa), there is a cloakroom with WC and wash basin on your right, storage cupboards, to your left. Walk to your right towards the inside living accommodation. A small, but compact galley style kitchen can be found which serves the lounge through a serving hatch. The kitchen contains an oven with hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and full set of crockery, cutlery and essential utensils.

From the kitchen walk into the lounge which comfortably seats 6 on its sofas. There is a flat screen LCD TV, DVD and CD player. The TV has freeview channels (some English speaking).

The lounge has large, corner sliding doors opening up onto the stylish patio and private gardens, giving fabulous views of the bay of Kucukbuk. The patio forms an L shape around the side and front of the villa and the communal pool is just steps away. Outside the lounge doors is a table and chairs for al-fresco dining, with gas BBQ. The patio at the front overlooking the pool is covered, so gives shade during the hot summer months.

The house has air conditioning in all major rooms.

The ground floor features a twin bedroom, washing machine and more than average cupboard/storage space.

First Floor

A round stairwell leads up to the first floor where the master bedroom offers magnificent sea views (through the same corner style patio doors as the lounge ) which open up onto a balcony with personal hammock! The en-suite bathroom of this bedroom has a shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

The hallway leads to the spacious family bathroom offering a jacuzzi bath, shower, large mirrored basin with drawers, and WC. A third bedroom features twin beds with access to the first floor balcony.

Roof Terrace

One of the best features of this villa is the fabulous roof terrace. Follow the stairs up to the roof terrace where panoramic views of the whole of Kucukbuk bay, hillside, beach and Aegean sea greet you. A covered pergola has been constructed to shade half of the terrace - this is where most of the evenings will be spent. With its sink and bar area, the terrace is absolutely fabulous and perfect for al fresco dining, or just sit with a cool Efes watching the twinkling lights of the bay come alive at nights. A table and chairs, and loungers are at this level for those wanting to soak up the sun in private!

Further details outdoors

OUTSIDE

There is a small lawned garden to the front entrance of the villa, but where you will spend your private time with family and friends will be on the private terraces and balconies around the villa itself. Off the lounge, corner sliding doors open up to let the outside in ... Here you find a private and spacious terrace which wraps itself around the side and front of the villa - the front terrace gives views over the pool, but a wall also offers privacy to guests who want to dine or lounge on this terrace. 4 or 5 steps take you from the terrace down to the pool and sun bathing terrace.

PRIVATE ROOF TERRACE

Mentioned above...

POOL

The villa directly overlooks the shared pool to which it has easy access down steps from the private garden area of the villa. The pool is large (18 metres long). There is an adjoining paddling pool area for young children. The villa is on a site of 12 villas and has its own parking space near the entrance. An Eng;ish speaking site/guest manager lives within the grounds and is available to help with any queries during your stay.

A three minute walk takes you to the beach where a choice of good restaurants give you use of sun loungers by day and sets up tables for dining on the beach and jetties in the evening. The beach is sandy and the sea is clear. Perfect for swimming and safe for younger children.

A car is not required for those who want to chill out by the pool or beach, but for those who wish to explore the area a little more, a car is necessary. The larger village of Gundogan is 5 minutes drive in one direction, and trendy Turkbuku, 10 minutes in another. Sophisticated Yalikavak, with its new multi-million dollar marina, pedestrianised shopping, bar and restaurant area is a 15 minute drive away. On Thursdays, there is a large Pazar (market) held in Yalikavak, where tourists and locals mingle to buy their provisions and textiles – not to be missed. Bodrum town centre, is 30 minutes drive away from Kucukbuk, with its swish shops, restaurants, bars, marina, castle and of course nightlife!

Further details

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.

Cleaning & laundry - fresh bed linen and towels are provided. A washing machine is provided for guest's use and can be found in the utility area below the stairs. The villa will be cleaned on arrival and departure. Should you wish a mid-week, or weekly clean during your stay, this can be arranged for an additional charge - please contact us for costs. For two week stays, a mini clean and laundry change is included in the rental price after the first week's stay. Beach towels are not provided.

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.

History

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 â??typicalâ?? 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.

Bodrum

KUCUKBUK, GUNDOGAN, BODRUM PENINSULA

Kucukbuk village and bay is a short drive or 15 minute walk outside of Gundogan on the coast road to Turkbuku. Küçükbuk, which translates to â??Small Bayâ??, lives up to itâ??s name. It is a very traditional village, popular with visiting Turks who have their holiday homes surrounding the bay. The little bay has a sandy beach and is lined with restaurants and the odd shop - there are also a few restaurants at the road adjacent to the beach. GündoÄ?an itself is only about a 1.5km away, where there are more shops, restaurants and amenities such as supermarkets, ATMs, hotels etc within easy reach.

GUNDOGAN - 18 km from Bodrum and a few minutesâ?? 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 â??Gundowanâ??). 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 Gundoganâ??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 Turkeyâ??s George Michael)!

Daily boats/gulets for hire are available from the small harbour.

Restaurants

Gundoganâ??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 â??Tailorâ?? 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 â??Mezeâ?? (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 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 â?? 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 â?? a touch of luxury in one of the most exclusive boutique hotels on the Peninsula.

Alara Beach Club â?? 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.

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 â??Dolmusâ??. 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 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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2 Oct 2013

5/5

"Perfect spot to enjoy the sun, with wonderful views"

This villa is in a perfect position for those wanting a tranquil holiday, yet is close enough to many interesting sights and villages. The villa is on three floors with the whole top floor devoted to a stunning sun terrace with breath-taking views. There is a swimming pool right outside which on most occasions we had completely to ourselves. We booked through Peninsula Villa Care, and I would highly recommend their friendly yet professional services. The site is gated and has an on site local supervisor who is unobtrusive, yet helpful and friendly. This was our second stay at this particular villa, and I would thoroughly recommend it.

15 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perfect Holiday"

The villa location is the best in all Bodrum and the best in the resort itself. Near access to two beaches and many restaurants. Amazing sunset and night views on the sea and the city lights.
Relax on the beach while ordering Turkish tea, snakes from the many cafes serving the beaches there. You can find also many big malls there for shopping, and we spend a day at Aqua Park, which is the biggest in Turkey.
I had very good time, u can either relax at villa near the swimming pool, go to the beach, go to dinning at the Turkish Bakery shop near Gundoan Beach where u can find amazing desserts that u never imagined they exist

Thank you for your positive comments. I know this holiday was important to you and your family as a mid-meeting point between Ireland and Egypt, so pleased you all had a good stay. We will welcome you back whenever...

I agree, the villa's location to Kucukbuk beach and Gundogan bay is just perfect and the roof terrace too means you can sit out at night and dine under the stars, or sunbathe privately by day.

Would just like to add there are no snakes on the beach, the guest spelt SNACKS incorrectly...! Happy holidays at Bay View Villa. annie@peninsulavillacare.com

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