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Salt water pool

Guest house | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

IMPRESSIONS

Bodrum Retreat is the owners dream come true.

The location is awesome and when you first arrive, it will take your breath away. The views are unparalleled and from the property you can see from Yalikavak Marina to the west, Samos Island in Greece, 45km away north and Gundogan to the east. While we have 3 suites for rental, we are definitely not like a hotel and in no way do we resemble anything else but a very private home.

If you decide to come, without any prompting, you will immediately feel at ease. The location is marked by twenty, 75 year old Italian cypress trees in which the birds sing and rare squirrels have their early morning breakfast.

Days are balmy, generally breezy and at least 5 degrees C. cooler than what you see below.

Evenings are perfect for outside dining and the sunsets are always different and magnificent.

One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aegean properties you will find. Surrounded by mandarin, almond, fruit trees and grapes. Private local herb garden. Extensive natural stone patios. Swimming pool / dining / entertainment area with unobstructed views of the sea and hills. A private setting in a magical part of Bodrum.

The suites are also ideal for Fall, Winter and Spring visits to Bodrum as, in those seasons, heating is included in the pricing and warm bedding duvets provide exceptional comfort. Most restaurants have fireplaces and without crowds of tourists, the cuisine is at it's best. Scores of historical sites are yours for the day. Flights from NY, and European counties are at their lowest and Bodrum is just a 55 minute flight from exciting Istanbul.

We think Bodrum, out of season, is truly the best kept secret in the Aegean region.

A private setting in a magical part of Bodrum.

This farm house, consisting of 2 floors, with separate entrances, was built years ago by master stone builders. 50cm thick walls. Windows are antique, carved, latticed wood circa Ottoman Empire 1850. One can lease the top floor, called Labranda, or, the ground floor, called Herakleia, or book the entire house.

The 3rd suite, named Iassus, is located 50 metrs away from the farmhouse. It is private and somewhat larger than the other two suites and opens onto a small private rose garden. The views are exceptional.

All of the suites are perfect for a couple or an extended family if one decides to book more than one suite.

PRICING ON THIS SITE IS FOR ONE SUITE, ALTHOUGH 2 OR 3 OF THE SUITES CAN BE BOOKED WHEN AVAILABLE

HERAKLEIA Residence: (Ground floor)

One enters the Herakleia residence via a 19C. Ottoman door from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house.

There is also a three meter wide sliding door (with screen) that opens to the courtyard.

Facing the sliding door, on the patio, is an enchanting small decorative Ottoman marble pool and fountain.

Double queen bed in Japanese tatami style, with orthopedic mattress, is tucked into a Roman alcove within the room.

Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, International and local channels and Wi-Fi.

Wood antique dining table and chairs for eating in the room. Reading sofa and also a rare, cushioned, antique planters lounge chair.

Antique cabinet for clothes storage. Unique, Ottoman style kitchenette includes all necessary tableware and cooking accessories.

Mid size fridge, grill, gas stove, etc.

Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.

LABRANDA Residence

One enters the loft style residence via stone stairs from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house.

The East facing wall has colored glass windows that play the effects of the morning sun on the interior walls in a pleasing moving display. Double queen bed.

Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, international and local channels and Wi-Fi.

Antique ebony 19th C.wood dining table and teak/iron chairs for eating in the room. Reading chair.

Antique 19th C Korean dressing cabinet for clothes storage.

Traditional antique pine reproduction of an Aegean kitchenette. All necessary tableware and cooking accessories. Mid size fridge, grill, gas stove, etc.

Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.

We also have a third suite, at the same location, called the Iassus Suite

Either or both of the above residences are the perfect family getaway or join many couples who have booked with us for their honeymoon.

When available, all suites can be booked.

Truly, a romantic and magic area

The pool, 30 meters from the house, is Balinese in style and is surrounded by a small mandarin orange orchard. Pool is a salt water pool and shared by the 3 suites. Typically, it is not used all the time, as guests tend to travel to markets and historical sites during their stay..

Lounge chairs, stone tables, etc., strategically placed throughout the area.

There a a number of spots for dining outside on this large 8000 meter property (approx. 80, 000 sq ft).

The owners stone house is also on the property.

The view from the villa is north-west, looking over volcanic rock shapes and catacombs in the valley, the new Yalikavak Marina to the west and then 180 degree, unobstructed, views out to the Greek islands. There are many walking trails in the area. The village of Yalikavak offers shops and a large selection of restaurants along the waters edge. There is a good selection of shops and cafes at the international marina. Sailboats and windsurf can be rented. 10 - 20 minutes takes you to neighboring villages and 20-25 minutes to the lively town of Bodrum. Ephesus is less than a two hour drive and the ancient Mausoleum of Halikarnas and Castle of St. Peter are both in Bodrum City. Economical car hire with airport pick up and drop off can be arranged. Blue Cruise trips can also be organized.

Owner has extensive knowledge of the local area, as well as Turkey wide, for sightseeing, gourmet dining, etc.

The harvest from the owners vineyard, below the house, begins around last week of August.

House is furnished with top quality furnishings and antiques.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SMALL COTTAGE ON OUR VINEYARD AND OUR LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE, BOTH ECONOMICAL OPTIONS, NEAR THIS PROPERTY.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bodrum-Milas International 30 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, Staffed property, Sea view
General Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region

Looking at the Aegean Sea

Bodrum

Bodrum peninsula facing North

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30 Aug 2014

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"Utter heaven ...."

We arrived hot, tired and bad tempered after an over-crowded flight full of all-inclusive holiday makers. Frank and Berner opened the door to their extraordinary home and all was instantly forgotten. … More

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

Based in Turkey

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