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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment on the Bodrum peninsular is situated on the Flamingo Country Club resort between the Aegean Sea on one side and Lake Tuzla on the other. The lake is often frequented by the delightful birds which lend their name to the resort and when they are in residence the water appears to turn pink.
Melissa 23 is an excellent sized ground floor apartment offering spacious, fully air-conditioned accommodation spread across an integrated living and dining area, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. A sofa bed in the living area opens out to provide additional sleeping space if required.
The Flamingo resort has its own restaurant and clubhouse and there is a large pool for everyone to enjoy. Each block of apartments also has it's own pool. A short walk away is the stunning Infinity pool with fantastic views over the Aegean.
A supermarket, recently opened close to the entrance to Flamingo, stocks all your self catering needs but there are also some excellent restaurants within easy walking distance and also in nearby villages. To experience the Turkish way of life, visit one of the many local markets or take one of the famous dolmuses on a trip around the peninsula. Excursions further afield can also be booked locally.
This apartment can be rented individually or together with the upper apartment, Melissa 24, which I also own. I can also arrange airport transfers to and from the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuzla 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milas Bodrum 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
New ground floor apartment offering spacious open-plan accommodation.
Integrated living / dining area.
Fully appointed kitchen.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio area, balcony and sun terrace, private garden
The resort looks across Lake Tuzla to the Vita Park Golf Resort and the hills and mountains beyond.
The apartment is also close to the clubhouse and indoor and outdoor sports areas
Restaurant and Cafe Bar
Sauna and Turkish Bath.
Fitness Centre / Gym Facilities.
Children's Play Area.
Beach Restaurant and Cafe Bar.
Beach with pontoons, sunloungers and cushions.
5-hole on-site practice golf course.
On-site management team.
Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price
Welcome packs, airport transfers, car hire can also be arranged (please ask the owner for details).
An English-speaking representative is on hand to answer any questions.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Aegean town and yachting port of Bodrum is one of Turkey's longest established resorts. It boasts world-class facilities including its own airport, and a wealth of history, most notably the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The main resort itself has long been a favourite holiday destination of the Turkish elite and as such, there is a vibrant nightlife scene. Halikarnas is the largest open air nightclub in Europe
The close-by resort of Gümbet is also famed for its discos and bars. In contrast, the Bodrum peninsula offers a calmer alternative: a shore line characterised by charming fishing villages with whitewashed houses, crystal clear water and a welcoming breeze.
**Climate and Weather in the Bodrum peninsula**
The holiday season lasts from early spring until late autumn when the temperature range is from 20 to mid 30 degrees, summer being the most popular time. The mild winter make it an ideal place for hikers and those wishing to visit the ancient sites away from the heat of the summer.
**Tuzla Lake / Flamingo Country Club**
Flamingo Country Club is a stunning new development situated on Tuzla Lake, just 15 minutes from the newly extended Milas-Bodrum Airport which now has links to all major European Airports, 25 minutes from Bodrum Town and close to historical Bogazici, a small fishing village on the shores of Mandalya Bay.
This is a privileged location in many ways. Set on green slopes that rise to a crest of land with Tuzla Lake on one side and the Aegean Sea on the other, the site looks out over the lake and the mountainside beyond.
In October, the lake is awash with colour as flamingoes and pelicans as well as many other rare birds flock here to rest and enjoy the late summer weather. On the north side of the peninsula, you can enjoy fabulous vistas of sea and land and to the west, stunning sunsets.
Just 5 minutes drive away is the impressive new Vita Park Golf Resort, comprising of two world class golf courses, the Milas, a par 71 course with a Scottish Links feel and the Arizona styled Halikarnas, a par 70 course which takes in the contours of the hills around the lakeside. Vita Park also has its own driving range, pro-shop, clubhouse and restaurant. The “pay & play” Milas course is open to non-members so make sure that you bring your golf clubs on your next visit!
** Bodrum town **
Bodrum is one of Turkey's most popular and cosmopolitan resorts. Renowned for its vibrant night-life, Bodrum is home to Europe's largest outdoor nightclub 'Halikarnas'. Bodrum also boasts excellent restaurants serving fresh seafood and other Aegean specialities, a great museum and various local markets selling food and clothing, which run throughout the week.
The heart of the town is around the harbour and marina, where shops, bars and restaurants jostle together under the shadow of the Castle of St. Peter. Leather goods of all kinds, natural sponges and the local blue glass beads (the Boncuk) are among the bargains to be found in the friendly little shops along the narrow, white-walled streets. Charming boutiques offer kilims, carpets, sandals and embroidery as well as original fashions.
Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolus' Tomb, the Mausoleum (4th century B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the harbour, Bodrum Castle, or the medieval Castle of St. Peter, is a fine example of 15th-century crusader architecture, and has been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, with remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age.
There are daily ferries to the Greek island of Kos in summer, and a weekly hydrofoil to Rhodes between May and September. Bodrum is also the South Aegean's prettiest resort for scuba diving; it has several dive centres that rent out equipment, arrange excursions and even provide diving lessons for the inexperienced individual, eager to try out this underwater sport.
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7 Apr 2014
"Breathtaking view of the Lake."
Imagine waking up early just before sunset, and watch a most amazing view of the lake and surrounding valleys, being kissed by the morning sun. This indeed was our daily routine while we stayed at Mel… More
12 Sep 2013
We spent 2 weeks at Melissa 23 in August/September 2013. Steve,the owner was fantastic to deal with and offered all the help you could hope for.The apartment was clean,well equipped and roomy enough f… More
22 Aug 2013
"another fantastic holiday"
This was the second visit to this apartment and once again had a great time.It was very quiet and most of the time we had the pool nearest the apartment to ourselves :) lovely local restaurants especi… More
13 Mar 2013
"Fantastic holiday and a beautiful location"
My boyfriend and I stayed in Melissa 23 apartment for just under a fortnight in June 2012. We had a fabulous time. It was our first time on holiday without parents / "proper" adults, so we were a little nervous. The owner of the apartment was really helpful from the off. As he only lives about 30 miles from us, he met us a few days before we were flying to let us have the keys to the apartment and answered all our last minute questions. He also booked the taxi for the airport transfer for us.
The apartment is lovely, very clean and spacious – I think the owner also owns the upstairs apartment, which would be perfect if two families wanted to go on holiday together.
There are 3 complexes in close proximity, and a large number of pools to choose from. As it was outside the school holidays, the complex was quiet and we actually had a pool to ourselves one day.
The apartment has a great view over the lake and I actually cooked on a couple of occasions and we ate outside in the garden, which was very pleasant. Each complex has its own restaurant and we tried them all. The Turquoise Restaurant was my favourite and we ate there several nights. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment or there is a bus that runs between the three sites, which takes you there. They have a lot of events in the evenings, so definitely well worth a try. It has a good atmosphere and really nice food at reasonable prices. Would highly recommend it. After eating out, our favourite place to spend the evenings was the Ocean View Bar & Café – food (snacks) and drink was fairly cheap – wine 15/20 lira per bottle, Raki (Pernod) and mixer 6 lira, Magners 10 lira. The place has a lovely atmosphere. It also has a mini shop which is really useful for essentials. Mehmet, one of the staff, is so helpful and a genuinely lovely person, willing to do anything for anyone.
The Royal Heights restaurant was a bit more expensive than the other restaurants but had beautiful views. Again, the bus can take you but it is only a short walk. Out of the two, I'd definitely recommend the Turquoise Restaurant. There is a spa at Royal Heights. My boyfriend booked a Turkish bath and massage for us as my birthday present. It was 50 lira (about £18) per person. However, beware as they do try to suggest you need further help, i.e. back problems, just to get more money. Would definitely recommend the spa to relax and enjoy. There is also an infinity pool at Royal Heights – fantastic to look out onto the sea and beach below.
There is a big new supermarket across the road from Flamingo Country Club which sold all types of food and essentials. Prices varied but on average was good value for money. Very handy and you can get the ice-creams back before they melt!
The Sunset Café, just past the supermarket, also served fabulous food – it is also surrounded by other little shops such as fruit and souvenir shops.
Perhaps the most enjoyable experience of all was a place called My Beach. You need to book but it's a little private beach with mini huts on. You can spend the whole day there (there is also a restaurant, which serves great breakfasts). It's very, very popular and definitely worth booking – and it's free! The beach only has a little sand but has easy access to the sea. The restaurant is not too expensive and the staff are very pleasant. You have to access it by taxi but there is a free one that takes you there. Just ask Mehmet at Ocean View Café and he'll arrange it for you. (Send him my love!).
We also took the local bus one day into Bodrum; the service is very regular and it was nice to mix with the local villagers on the bus. Bodrum is a very lively place with lots of good restaurants and shopping – well worth spending the day there.
Overall, a fantastic place to stay, brilliant for couples and families and I'd definitely go again as it had everything I wanted.
21 Nov 2012
"Quite and very relaxing"
We've stayed in Melissa 23 last July with my frends.First of all, you better rent a car because everything is kinda far and rental services are rather cheap. We didn't know for sure how far … More
1 Sep 2012
"Relaxed week in the sun"
The appartments was well equiped and there is a number of swimming pools, a number of quiet ones or the main pool has slides which was good if you have children(we took our 6 year old). The complex has a bar and restaurant which we used at lunchtimes. In the evening we used the local restaurants which were really good. To find them we spoke to the waiter at the local bar just down the road. We had a good week and would visit again.
27 Aug 2011
"good sized apartment, safe,secure on a lovely quiet site"
The apartment is a good size and well equipped. It was very comfortable with good sofa's. bed's etc The air conditioning was good and really needed. The apartment is situated near one of the many pools and as the site was very quiet we had the pool to ourselves most of the time. One of the best things about the apartment is the fantastic view that you have overlooking the lake and mountains. There is a restaurant and shop on the site but we tended to use the restaurant on the turquoise site next door (10 min walk) or one of the others on the main road. We also used the shop on the main road where the locals were very friendly and helpful. We went to Bodrum several times and ate there in one of the many restaurants, in between doing quite a lot of shopping! for bargains!!!!!!!!! Overall we had a really good holiday and would love to go back. The only thing I would say is that it is very hilly and lots of steps,if you have trouble walking I would say it might not be suitable. The owner was very helpful and arranged for us to be picked up from the airport.
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