Bougainvilla is a charming stone house with breathtaking views of the sea, surrounding mountains and the village. It is 5 mins drive (1 km) to the sea and restaurants that serve sea food and local dishes.
Downstairs is a living room with separate dining area and a fireplace. On this floor also a large, well equipped kitchen opening to a big terrace with excellent views, furnished with a table and comfortable chairs.
There is a 4m x 8m private swimming pool and an outside dining area with a stone built barbecue, overlooking the pool and sea. There is a dining table and chairs, a hammock and a swing chair in this area, an ideal place to enjoy the cool shade of the big trees in the hammock or a family BBQ at night.
The house has 3 bedrooms, all with airconditioning. Bedrooms are big, airy and very comfortable, all have amazing views. In the master bedroom there is a king size double bed, in the second bedrooom a queen size double bed and in the third bedroom two single beds. There is a sofa bed in the living room.
Upstairs there is also a separate laundry room opening to the balcony. Free unlimited wi-fi available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ovabuku Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 165 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The exposed stone walls and traditional style wooden floors keep the house nice and cool in summer.
The kitchen is hand made by local craftsmen and also has beautiful wooden work surfaces.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is in a quiet part of the village, accessed by a private driveway (30 metres) off the main road. The house and the pool area offer excellent privacy and comfort.
The front and back gardens are full of organically grown fuit trees; olives, almond, oranges, lemons, plums, peaches are a few to name. There is also an organic vegetable garden from which you can pick whatever is in season.
The location of the house is very convenient also for walking down to the beach (20 mins) or up the hills, to the countryside.
The combination of stunning scenery and numerous ancient sites makes the Turquoise Coast of Turkey the perfect place for a holiday.
Relaxing in unspoilt beauty and taking dips in famous turquoise waters or discovering the beauty of the peninsula - the choice is yours.
The Greek philosopher Strabon said, "God would send his beloved servants to Datça to live longer".
Datça Peninsula is a prized location for tourists because of the beauty of its many coves and bays with crystal clear waters which are favoured ports of call for those undertaking the celebrated Blue Cruise along Turkey's spectacular Turquoise coast.
Datca is also famous for its high oxygen level in the air and the low humidity. Even in the hottest summer months, a gentle breeze will ensure a pleasant holiday. The sea and the coast line are stunningly beautiful and there are plenty quiet little bays where you can enjoy the peace and beauty.
At the very tip of the peninsula the ancient Carian city of Knidos (Cnidus), home of the Cnidian Aphrodite stands, described by Strabon as "a city that was built for the most beautiful of goddesses, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful of peninsulas." Famous as a centre of art and culture in the fourth century B.C. the city had two harbours: one on the Aegean and the other on the Mediterranean. The remains of a circular temple dedicated to the goddess of love overlook the two harbours; go and have a swim in the same waters that Aphrodite used to swim.
Activities and excursions available :
- Sailing and Diving : There are many bays, some of which are only accessible by sea that you can visit by hiring a boat.
- Walking and cycling : The inland is very beautiful and it is worth discovering on foot or on a bike. You will enjoy the scenery and the olive and almond groves and meet friendly local people.
- A visit to one of the Greek islands: Kos, Simi or Rhodos. Regular departures from Datça city by boat.
- A day trip to the lively Turkish resort Bodrum (in the summer you can take the the ferry boat which operates every day).
- A day trip to Marmaris.
- A boat excursion along the beautiful coast of the peninsula.
- A visit to "Eski Datça" (old Datça).
- A visit to the antique Kaunos with its rocky burial tombs and the turtle island at Dalyan.
- And the local bazaar held on Saturdays where you can find local fresh food as well as handcrafts, jewellery, etc..
A couple of articles on Datca:
The Telegraph (27 Jan 2007):
The Datca peninsula - The Turkish coast still has some gorgeous, unspoilt stretches. A good example is the Datca peninsula. Several specialist tour operators have expanded their programmes to cover this almost insular, rugged finger of land, with its pine forests and olive groves, traditional villages and empty beaches.
The Guardian (Saturday January 21 2006):
...I'd say Turkey is positively good for your health - especially if you happen to stay on the unspoilt Datca peninsula, where the oxygen-rich air is said to be the secret of the locals' longevity. That, and the rugged pine-covered hills, olive groves and almond trees, the gorgeous aquamarine sea, the organic honey, fresh fish, pomegranates, figs and red wine - all good stuff for body and soul.