Luxury Duplex Apartment - Sleeps 4
This stunning apartment was completed in June 2011 and boasts luxury amenities and spectacular, panoramic sea views of Güllük. The duplex apartment is ideal for couples and families, and has all the mod cons; free Wi-Fi, air-con, flat screen tv, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.
It is situated on a complex with it's own private beach and jetty, seven swimming pools, several children's pools, a sauna, a steam room and several jacuzzi's. There is also a swimming pool directly in front of the apartment, so you can have a quick dip or keep an eye on the children.
There are other local beaches you can try including Tepekoy and Jasmine beach, which is 5 mins away (Concierge will shuttle you down there for free) which is one of my favourites. The apartment is in a very peaceful and tranquil location, but you are not far away from a trip to the castle town of Bodrum, the dolphin park, watersports (Gulluk) or the fantastic water park. The complimentary resort boat takes you across the bay to Güllük (25mins,) where you can catch a Dölmüs (local bus) all over the Bodrum peninsula.
In the evenings you can either chill out on the balcony with a glass of wine taking in the breathe taking views, or take the complimentary boat across the bay to Güllük, where there are a vast range of bars and restaurants to try including the Anchor bar with live music and Fuegos for some alfresco dining.
On another note and just to let you know, there are no bar/restaurant or beach bar facilities at the moment.
On a good note the resort boat is running to a regular timetable to take you across the bay, to the small fishing village of Gulluk. Here you will find a vast range of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a small shop at the resort entrance to stock up on your basics.
*****About the owner*****
I first visited Turkey 16 years ago for a holiday and I fell in love with the Bodrum Peninsula. I have family that have moved out there and I have been visiting year on year ever since. I love the guaranteed hot weather, local cuisine (meze, fresh seafood etc) and the very warm hospitable locals who will always make you feel welcome.
I bought this fantastic apartment for me and my family to enjoy, and also as an investment to rent out to allow others to enjoy what this lovely country has to offer. I have only just started advertising this apartment for rental, hence the very low introductory rates, so please don't be put off. Please do contact me if you have any questions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Horizon Sky Resort Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: International Bodrum Airport (BJV) 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor features two very comfortable bedrooms, one a double with a stylish en-suite bathroom and the other a twin, both with patio doors which open onto the private garden. There is plenty of wardrobe space in both rooms. There is also an additional w/c and shower room. This room also contains the washing machine in a utility cupboard. The ground floor is decorated in a clean and contemporary style.
The first floor, with the main entrance to the apartment, is a light open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, including state of the art lighting and luxurious, modern furnishings. The wall of glass doors leads out on to a balcony complete with sunloungers and dining set, perfect for enjoying breakfast or a glass of wine as the sun sets. It also overlooks one of the smaller pools, ideal for parents wanting to keep an eye on their children.
This air-conditioned apartment is fully maintained and comes with all kitchen appliances (oven, hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher), crockery, glassware and cooking utensils. Towels and sheets are laundered by the Horizon Sky team at the end of your stay, however there is an easy to use washing machine on the ground floor for in-between washes.
Other amenities also include: Free Wi-Fi, 32inch flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, safebox in the wardrobe, child stair gate, plenty of towels and spare linen, iron, ironing board, clothes dryer, shaving sockets in the bathroom and hairdryer.
|Further details outdoors|
The complex currently provides an extensive array of sophisticated lifestyle facilities, including its own private beach, jetty, seven swimming pools, one which features a stunning waterfall, several children's pools, several jacuzzis, a sauna and a steam room. The resort also has 24 hour security.
The resort also has a children's soft play area, allowing the parents to relax whilst the children enjoy themselves too. A short walk off the resort near the entrance, will take you to a locally owned fruit and vegetable stall and also a mini supermarket offering freshly baked bread etc.
Alternatively, take the free resort boat across to Güllük for an array of restaurants serving locally caught seafood and traditional cuisine.
The resort is surrounded by beautiful landscaped botanic gardens, featuring many types of exotic plants, trees and shrubs which together, amid pretty walkways, waterfalls and fountains, will combine to ensure a tranquil, harmonious setting.
Horizon Sky is a five star resort. It was the winner of the best developent in Turkey 2010 with both OPP and Bloomberg. The construction started five years ago and phases one and two are now complete with two more phases to go on this development. There is no construction work that takes place during the summer period, however, some facilities are still in the process of being constructed and this is reflected in the rental price.
The five star resort when fully completed, will have an American style clubhouse including a rooftop restaurant, sports bar, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, mini golf, gym, beach bar and the list goes on. Landscaping has already taken place for the tennis courts and multisport courts.
The recreational pursuits are virtually endless, and whether you choose to play a game of tennis or to simply soak up the rays on the sun deck promenade, you'll never be far from a cool dip in one of the private pools or the bay itself.
English-speaking resort staff on hand to answer any questions.
Please bring your own beach towels.
You will need a visa for entering Turkey which will last you 180 days. For the cheapest method visit www.evisa.gov.tr/en
This works out at about £12.50
How to get there
Turkey is currently seeing a large boom in its tourism industry and many flight companies are offering new low cost flights from various airports in the UK to International Bodrum Airport.
Once at Bodrum Airport there are two ways of getting to the Horizon Sky Beach resort, depending on when your flight arrives.
The nicest way to arrive at Horizon Sky is via the free resort boat. This involves getting a taxi from the airport to Gulluk marina which should take around 15mins and cost 45TL (about £16). Once you have boarded the boat from the quayside, you will be taken across the bay to the resort jetty where you will be greeted and escorted to the apartment.
If your flight arrives outside of the boat timetable hours or you would simply like to be taken straight from the airport to the resort without any waiting around then road transfers take approx 50 mins.
This company offer a good service and you can book online: bodrumtransfers
Select to travel from 'Bodrum Airport (BJV)' to 'Iasos (Kiyikislacik)' Our recommendation is to use Bodrum Transfers.
Horizon Sky Beach Resort is situated in the beautiful and historically protected area of 'Iasos' (pronounced ee-ya-sos) a region of Bodrum in the gulf of Gulluk. Iasos was formerly an island and boasts thousands of years of history. The present village dates from 1929 and is famous for its olive groves and cheap and abundant fish, like in ancient days.
Whilst the area is popular with holiday makers, Iasos remains astonishingly peaceful and tranquil and offers unrivalled walks back through the history of this naturally preserved harbour.
The Mediterranean climate of Bodrum enjoys mild winters and warm summer weather, with highs of more than 34°C / 93°F in July and August.
The coastal breezes in July and August keep the evenings comfortable.
Excavations of Iasos by a team of Italian archaeologists have revealed that the earliest settlement dates back to the Early Bronze Age. Many artifacts and sculptures can be seen in Izmir, Milas and Bodrum museums.
As well as three temples of Zeus Megistos, Apollo and Artemis. There are numerous Roman buildings, including an agora, theatre aqueducts, cisterns, gymnasium, baths and a bouleuterion.
In the sea is an ancient harbour wall and watch towers. One of the two watch towers or lighthouses has been restored and can be reached by walking along the stones of the harbour wall that rises above the sea's surface.
Located just 10 minutes from International Bodrum Airport, Güllük is an unspoilt fishing village boasting many fine promenade restaurants, bars, al fresco eateries, local stores and markets. Arriving at the harbour, there are a couple of local shops for basics, but for a more substantial and sometimes cheaper shop, head to Migros located just five minutes’ walk from the Harbour. This a great store for stocking up on local beer, wine and fridge essentials. There is also a lovely fruit and veg stall just at the entrance to the Horizon Sky Resort (5min walk), and also a local shop selling warm fresh bread.
The resort runs a regular complimentary boat service between Horizon Sky and Güllük so it is very easy to enjoy a day shopping or an evening out here.
There are cashpoints available just by the square and a short walk through an archway will take you to the dölmüs stop. From here you can quickly access local towns, Bodrum or Milas.
There are also a multitude of local attractions including the beach, watersports, pleasure boat trips and glorious sunsets.
There is even a dolphin park where you can swim with dolphins about 20 minutes drive away and a fantastic aquapark reached by dölmüs from Güllük.
Historically, Gulluk, formerly known as Kulluk prior to 1933, was an import export harbour for the Greeks trading during the Ottoman Empire period. The store buildings and warehouses are today restaurants serving locally caught sea bass and bream.
Your holiday to Turkey wouldn’t be complete without a day or evening spent in the enchanting town of Bodrum.
The town's charm is well-known, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront, while elegant yachts crowd the marina. The evenings in Bodrum are for sitting idly in one of the many restaurants, afterwards night clubs (some with live music) and, of course, some of the best discos in Europe keep you going until dawn.
Shopping is delightful in Bodrum. Leather goods of all kinds, natural sponges and the local blue glass beads 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.
Situated on a beautiful peninsula, 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, the 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.