Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Villa Yasmin is a uniquely designed 3 Bedroomed villa situated in the hills above the ancient fishing village of Gundogan on the Bodrum Peninsular. The villa has an upstairs bath,shower room and WC, and a downstairs shower room/WC, two terraces, a traditional styled wooden 'cumba', and a curving domed roof. Yasmin Villa offers comfortable accommodation for 6/7 people, has its own pool, and has breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, Rabbit Island, and the fishing village of Gundogan.
While it is situated in a quieter area of the Bodrum Peninsular, there is also easy (5 minute)access to the scenic bustle of Gundogan by car or Dolmus (immediately available directly outside the complex, where are excellent restaurants on the harbour frontage to suit all tastes and pockets. The villa is 20-30 minutes dramatic drive away from the throbbing night life of Bodrum Town.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Accommodation is laid out on two floors, with the master and second bedroom upstairs, with bath/shower and wc facilities. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, wooden wardrobe and chest of drawers, and air conditioning. From the traditional Turkish 'cumba' (bay) window, there are stunning views over the Aegean.
The second bedroom also has a king sized bed, wooden wardobes, chest of drawers and air conditioning.
The third bedroom is situated downstairs, and is furnished as a dayroom/bedroom in a more Turkish style. This bedroom opens out directly onto the pool, through double doors. The lounge area is equipped with sofa seating to accommodate 6 people, and includes a fully sprung sofa bed. It looks out to the pool and the Aegean beyond, and is accessible through double patio doors. There is a traditional fireplace for winter use, television and dvd/cd player, large wooden sideboard and occasional table. The kitchen/diner has a fully equipped kitchen, including gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a large pine table and seating for 6 people. Between the lounge/kitchen diner and the dayroom/third bedroom is the wc and shower room.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside there is grassed garden area, and the pool, with space for loungers and sunbathing. The outside terrace on the ground floor, beside the pool, is shaded and perfect for evening meals.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Bodrum Peninsular is a compact area of protected forests, seaside villages, dramatic, panoramic clifftop journeys, quiet baysand secluded inland villages. The visitor to the peninsular will be able to visit any part of thge peninsular within 30 to 45 minutes using their own car or the reliable dolmus. The town of Bodrum is situated at the Southern end of the Peninsular. Bodrum is a highly popular,cosmopolitan tourist destination. Its houses tumble down curving hill to a sparkling bay lined with restaurants and Turkish Gulets, gently bobbing in a sun dappled Aegean. In this throbbing centre you can shop, eat, disco, take day or moonlight boat cruises around the Peninsular. Evidence of Bodrum's long history can be seen everywhere, including the dramatic Roman ampitheatre, in the hills above the bay (still used for atmospheric open-air concerts), the Crusader Castle and Museaum of Underwater Archaeology, down by the harbour.Bodrum offers a complete contrast to the tranquility of Villa Yasmin in the Gundogan hills.
Villa Yasmin is located in the hills above Gunogan. It is a five minute drive by car or dolmus from Gundogan. Gundogan, the ancient Farilya, is a still relatively peaceful and unspoilt fishing village. In the Summer period it becomes a lively, but in comparison to Bodrum, a sedate centrte, which offers excellent eating at the restaurants lining the bay, fishing, swimming and diving trips, a weekly traditional Turkish market, and is an ideal point from which you can visit the neighbouring villages of Yalikavaqk and Gumusluk. Within a five minutes walk fron the villa are small supermarkets and a private beach available for the use of visitors to the Heredot complex. The beach has a small beach and a number of jetties from which you can fish, dive or sunbathe.
Villages to Visit
Yalikavak is a thriving fishing village, with a breezy and very picturesque harbour, with lush planted gardens, a wide selection of fish restaurants, where you can eat on the very harbour edge at sunset, and has a very tranqil atmosphere in complete contrast to the noise and bustle of Bodrum. An ancient water cistern has become a small art gallery, a former olive press has been turned into a kilim showroom, and the pedestrianised shopping area offers rather more upmarket shopping than is available in Bodrum.
Gumusluk is the harbour of the ancient city of Myndos. It is a quiet seaside village, with a protected and pedestrianised harbour. It has maintained its traditional appearance through the strictly enforced building regulations along the seafront area. Here you can wade through the warm, waist high waters to picnic and explore the nearby Rabbit island. Gumusluk is a twenty minute drive along one of the most most scenic clifftop roads on the Peninsular.
Turgetreis is situated on the Western tip of the Bodrum Peninsular and can be easily reached by car or Dolmus fron Bodrum or Gundogan. Strong, cooling winds help to modify the Summer's heat, and are perfect for windsurfers. The town has several long, sandy beaches.
Bitez is 7km west of Bodrum. Windsurfing and other water sports are centred here. Bitez has a sandy beach, with sunloungers and umbrellas for a lazy beach day. Behind the beach there are mandarin groves, and the unspoilt inland village of Bitez. The only Turkish Delight made on the Peninsular, Lokum, is made here.
Gumbet is a satellite development of Bodrum and is becoming an upbeat watersports centre, with water skiing, windsurfing and parasailing available. It has a wide range of busy, thriving shops, a growing nightlife, and the streets of Gumbet echo with the sound of music from numerous bars, discos and cafes, well into the early morning,
Akyarlar looks out towardsthe Greek Aegean islands, has one of the sandiest and safest beaches for children, simple cafes and small hotels in a very peaceful and secluded place.
Tours and Day Trips
Many tours are available from Bodrum, with local pickup from Gundogan, including trips to the ancient city of Ephesus, to the rock tombs of Kaunos, to local villages and markets. Longer trips over one or two days are available to Pammukale, where the visitor can wonder at the natural limestone terraces, petrified limestone cascades, and bathe in the in the warm, calcium rich, natural spa waters. The extensive ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus can be reached in a two and a half hours. Daily Gulet cruises to surrounding islands for swimming and diving. Day trips to the Greek island of Kos are accessed from Bodrum.