Abelia 22 - Sea View Apartment
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
...FANCY SOME TURKISH DELIGHT?
This luxury apartment is in the prestigious Flamingo Country Club and offers five-star quality with breathtaking scenery and superb leisure facilities in a tranquil location. The apartment is fully furnished and finished to the five-star rating of this fabulous resort.
Lovingly furnished 2-bed Sea view penthouse first floor apartment overlooking the communal pool. Fabulously located in a prime position on Flamingo Country Club resort, this apartment is beautifully furnished with 1 double bedroom (with en-suite bathroom) and 1 twin bedroom, family bathroom, lounge with integral kitchen/dining area, balcony and air conditioning throughout. This spacious apartment offers stunning panoramic views overlooking the resort, golf course, Tuzla Lake, mountains and the Aegean Sea and is located close to all resort amenities including the Clubhouse, sports areas, sauna and Turkish bath. The apartment comes with an extensive private roof terrace (sun-loungers supplied), ideal for private sunbathing, BBQs, and al fresco dining. The apartment is also equipped with fly screens on all windows and balcony doors.
Private roof terrace
Double & twin bedrooms with air conditioning
En-suite bathroom and family bathroom
Microwave & hob
Kettle and toaster
Dining areas for 6 persons (table & chairs and breakfast bar & stools)
Open plan lounge with air conditioning and lounge terrace
DVD player and extensive DVD library
PlayStation 2 and selection of games
Selection of indoor and outdoor toys and games
Beach towels provided
Iron and ironing board
Bedroom wardrobes with 2 mirror doors each
Garden furniture for 4 persons including sun umbrella
4 Sun loungers
Electronic safe box
Fully equipped kitchen - full range of cooking equipment and place settings for 6 people
External key safe for access
Fly screens on all windows and balcony doors
First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Blanket, Torch and Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Detector
Lounge terrace with fantastic sea views
Extensive private roof terrace with stunning views overlooking the resort, Tuzla Lake, mountains and the Aegean Sea
Private roof terrace ideal for private sunbathing, BBQs, and al fresco dining
Communal outdoor swimming pool and children's pool
Ideally located a few minutes walk from all amenities including the Clubhouse, sports areas, sauna, Turkish bath
FLAMINGO COUNTRY CLUB
Located overlooking Tuzla Lake on the Bodrum peninsula with fabulous views of Mandalya Bay and the Aegean Sea. Just five minutes drive from Vita Park Golf Resort (2 par 71 world class courses) and 30 minutes from Bodrum Town often referred to as the Turkish Riviera, Flamingo Country Club is a fabulous choice for your holiday in Turkey...
To the south of the resort you have the Vita Park Golf Resort nestling between distant mountain vistas and Tuzla Lake, a wildlife haven during the months of October through April. To the north you have Gulluk Bay, a beautiful natural bay which joins with the Aegean Sea to create the most breathtaking views at sunset. To the north-east you have lovely little coves and of course the inlet to Lake Tuzla as well as the historic remains of Bogazici village. Whichever direction you choose to explore, there will be something of interest for you.
FLAMINGO COUNTRY CLUB AMENITIES:
9-Hole practice golf course and putting green
Clubhouse with outdoor swimming pools and water slides
Restaurant, snack bar and pool bar
Evening entertainment in high season (July/August) including Traditional Turkish Night
Games Room (pool/snooker table, table tennis, bar football, etc)
Free Wi-fi connection and Satellite television at Clubhouse
20 Outdoor swimming pools all around the resort
Spa centre (gym, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor swimming pool)
Beauty Centre, massage parlour and Hairdressers
Sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts
Children's playground and giant chess
24 hour on-site security
Ample parking throughout the resort
SURROUNDING RESORT AMENITIES (ALL WITHIN SHORT WALKING DISTANCE):
Guests are welcome to visit and use the facilities at the Turquoise resort, which is situated beside Flamingo Country Club, and the resort opposite, at Royal Heights which has a beautiful infinity pool. Each complex has its own unique amenities and clubhouse, restaurants, bars etc. Lakeside Garden is situated a little further up the road from Flamingo Country Club; however this resort also welcomes guests from the other complexes to avail of its amenities.
There is also a private beach area and beach house below Royal Heights for all guests' usage. The beach area and beach house also hosts a night club during the summer months.
During peak seasons (May-September), a free shuttle bus runs between each resort and beach regularly to transport guests to and from the complexes. A free shuttle bus also runs within Flamingo Country Club to take guests around the complex.
There is also the Sunset Cafe which is located overlooking the headland and is well worth a visit. The views are wonderful and the staff delightful. There is a restaurant, cafe-bar, small supermarket, greengrocer, and local taxi rank located here.
Nearby Sunset, there's a supermarket called “Migros”, which is extremely well stocked with hundreds of products for all your self-catering needs.
There is also the great Ocean View café and shop situated opposite the main gate into Flamingo Country Club.
Close to the resort is also a quaint beach area called “My Beach”, which is well worth visiting.
Flamingo Country Club is ideally situated to explore the Bodrum peninsula from luxury surroundings. Milas-Bodrum Airport is 15 minutes from the resort. Bodrum Town is 30 minutes with a regular shuttle bus passing through traditional Turkish fishing villages populated with fine restaurants en route.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royal Heights Private Beach Club and My Beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bodrum Milas Airport 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Swing set|
The Turkish Aegean Coast region
Turkey's Aegean coast is beautiful, historic and agriculturally rich. The most spectacular of the classical sites are along the Aegean Coast, stretching from the northern border with Greece south to Bodrum. The treasures include the 3,000-year-old ruins of Troy, made famous by the poet Homer; the ruins of the fabled city of Pergamum, on its windswept hilltop; and the magnificent temples, colonnaded streets, and the theater in Ephesus.
This is the heart of what was once known by the ancient Greeks as Asia Minor, an area that's been drawing visitors since the time of, well, Homer. Izmir, a busy port town that is Turkey's third-largest city, is a good gateway for exploring the area, with regular flights to and from Istanbul and some European destinations. Near Izmir is the Çesme peninsula, home to some lovely sandy beaches and the cobblestoned town of Alaçati. The area's heavyweight attraction, though, is the Roman city of Ephesus, with its well-preserved amphitheater and library.
In this region are also the less-visited, though still impressive, ruins of the ancient cities of Didyma, Miletus, and Hierapolis. For a taste of up-to-date Turkey, head to Bodrum, which is getting the reputation of being the St. Tropez of Turkey with its profusion of seaside restaurants and swank cafés and nightclubs, visitors can get strong doses of sun and (mostly sophisticated) fun.
WHY FLAMINGO COUNTRY CLUB?
Flamingo Country Club is rapidly becoming one of Bodrum's premier holiday resorts. Not only do you get first class accommodation, over 20 pools to choose from, a beach club, clubhouse, golf, sports, and a whole range of leisure amenities, you also have access to another three stunning resorts all within a short walking distance or drive. Imagine being able to choose from three clubhouses, a beach club, beach and over 30 pools as well as saunas. indoor pools, Turkish baths and a wide range of other pastimes - a situation I suspect many people would love to find themselves in.
LOCAL TUZLA AREA
Flamingo Country Club is located on the beautiful Tuzla headland with stunning views of the Aegean Sea on one side and Tuzla Lake out to the distant mountains on the other. During the period October to April, Lake Tuzla is home to 1000's of migrating and local wildfowl. These included flamingos and pelicans as well as many rare and beautiful birds and mammals. Lake Tuzla is a national reserve and is protected by the Turkish government. Flamingo Country Club is just one of four resorts situated in this beautiful location, all available for you to explore and enjoy.
There are various restaurants to choose from in the sister resorts to Flamingo (Turquoise, Lakeside Garden and Royal Heights), all within walking distance, and there are many and various restaurants and bars in nearby Guvercinlik, Bogazici and Gulluk. Just outside of Flamingo there is the aptly named Ocean View and Sunset Cafe - both ideal places to wind down after a hard day at the beach club. There are also various small beaches nearby with facilities open to tourists, not forgetting of course your very own beach club and clubhouse on the resort itself. All serve food and drinks during the day and some even into the late evening.
GETTING THERE FROM THE AIRPORT
Flamingo Country Club is just 15 minutes from Bodrum-Milas International Airport - for groups of four or less just pickup a taxi outside the airport arrivals hall, the journey costs around £25 depending on the exchange rate. For larger groups, or if you prefer to have a pre-defined pick-up arranged, we can arrange a transfer to and from the airport through our approved agents. Which ever you choose, the taxi / bus will take you straight to your accommodation . Within 45 minutes of arriving in Turkey you could be enjoying that first glass of wine or beer.
Bodrum, just 40 minutes away along the beautiful coast road is today a major centre for tourism and yachting as well as a bustling cosmopolitan town steeped in history.
Set around a beautiful harbour - you can see Kos clearly from the quayside, the city was originally called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times. Along the harbour you can enjoy fine food and wine in a relaxed environment with the majority of the restaurants and bars serving food alfresco. The harbour side in Bodrum is home to millions of pounds worth of yachts (more commonly called gullets) as well as more humble craft and water taxis. You can take a water taxi to various locations including many of the hotels which overlook the harbour.
As the major town on the Bodrum peninsula it is also the hub for the local Dolmush which can transport you at virtually no cost to almost anywhere on the peninsula. Even the furthest journey will cost less than £2 at today's prices.
THINGS TO DO
There are many things to do on the Bodrum peninsula from playing golf (Vita Park Golf Resort - a pay and play course - is just 10mins drive from Flamingo Country Club, splashing around in the wonderful aqua park at Ortokent, visiting the heaving shops and markets in Bodrum Town and Turgutreis where many bargains are to be had, Yalikavak with it stunning sunsets, Scuba Diving and Wind Surfing in Bodrum and Bitez and much much more. You'll need several holidays here to see it all.
Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders overlooks the harbour and the International Marina. The castle grounds includes a Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. The castle is open to visitors and is a superb example of 11th century design and engineering. From the castle you have stunning views of the town and out to see toward Kos.
VISIT KOS & RHODES
Bodrum is the ideal harbour for a short visit to Greece. But is it worth the effort. Kos is the third largest of the Greek islands of the group and the second most popular and touristy island. The island of Rhodes has an excellent tourist infrastructure and accessible from Bodrum Harbour.
Bodrum has a Mediterranean climate. A winter average high of 14 °C (57 °F) and in the summer 32 °C (90 °F), with clear blue skies. Summers are hot and humid and winters are mild and mostly sunny. The region receives over 300 days of sunshine annually.
Bodrum is a port town in the south-west of Turkey, and it faces the Greek island of Kos. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times. The Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was here. Today, it is an international centre of tourism, golf and yachting.
Golf - there are a number of top-class golf courses in the local area, as well as a 9 hole golf course on the complex. Golf courses in the local area include Vita Park Golf Resort (36 holes), Milas (18 holes) and Halikarnas (18 holes).
Shopping/Markets - Shopping through the narrow streets of Bodrum between the white walls is one of the pleasures you must try here. The bazaar quarter is home to traditional shops, selling everything from carpets and rugs, to leather, silver, pottery and embroidery, and colourful local markets offering an array of local produce and spices.
Diving/Snorkelling - Bodrum has always been known as one of the world's premier diving destinations. Here, the crystal-clear, warm waters of the Agean Sea embraces spectacular walls, amazing caves, unspoiled reefs and thrilling drop-offs. There are a number of PADI centres in the area, making it ideal for diving experts and beginners.
Watersports - The beaches are ideal for water sports, with many beaches offering facilities ranging from jet skiing, canoeing, banana boats, surfing, wind surfing, water skiing and parasailing.
Sailing - With the lively marina the hub of the town, sailing is a way of life in the Bodrum Peninsula, with plenty of opportunity to cruise along the spectacular shoreline in a yacht or enjoy a famed Blue Cruise in a traditional wooden gulet.
Wining and Dining - There is a wide variety of places to eat delicious food. You can taste various popular cuisines including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and European cooking and Turkish food from simple meals to gourmet feasts.
Bodrum Dedeman Aquapark - Within the 65000 square meters of the park, there are 23 slides, a 350 meter river with artificial waves, pools and restaurants. Race down the inside of the cliffs in the frothing waters of the wild river, or plunge into the surf of the wave pool. Try white water rafting down their lifelike river.
Bitez Beach - Set amongst towering mountains and lush mandarin gardens, Bitez is where the green reaches out to meet the blue of the Aegean. While sunbathing on the beach or relaxing in a beach front cafe, here you can feel miles away from it all.
Myndos Gate - Recently restored to its former glory, the Myndos Gate is one of the witnesses for the great history of Halicarnasus. It was the scene for one of the greatest bloodiest battles during the siege Alexander the Great.
Ottoman shipyard - The recently restored shipyard is situated at the Bodrum Harbour and Marina. Modern wooden boats are being built in many dockyards around the Bodrum area and are popular with Turkish and Foreign tourists alike.
Amphithreatre - The Ancient Amphitheatre in Bodrum is an important structure, which is cut into the rocky hillside overlooking Bodrum. It is used for concerts and shows during the high season and definitely worth a visit.
Bodrum Castle - Built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, it overlooks the harbor and the International Marina. The castle grounds includes a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
Places to visit/Day trips
Ephesus - Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. The ruins that are visible give some idea of the city's original splendor, making them a favourite international and local tourist attraction.
Pamukkale - There are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F). Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988 and is a popular tourist attraction.
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7 May 2013
"Holiday of a Lifetime"
My wife and i spent a wonderful two weeks in August 2012 and are looking forward to another two weeks in August 2013. The apartment is spotlessly clean and very spacious with a lovely en-suite in the main bedroom. There's a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view of the lake and mountains from the roof terrace and the apartment overlooks one of the many pools. The resort is of a high standard, very well maintained and the beach is within walking distance or you can take the shuttle bus. Eating out is very cheap and there are several restaurants to chose from,all within a short distance. A large supermarket is located near the complex and at the main entrance a bus service runs ever 20 mins to Bodrum. The owner Karina is a very pleasant and flexible person and will also organise a transfer to and from the airport. Overall it's a lovely,and relaxing place to stay and ideal for couples and family's at a very reasonable price.
13 Mar 2013
"Fantastic Holiday @ Abelia 22 Flamingo Country Club"
I did promise to write a review when I came back. We had a great holiday, the apartment itself was beautiful. It was very clean and all the little extra's were great, the towels, soap powder, rubbish bags etc. The welcome pack is a must, if like us, arriving P.M when everything was shut. The complex itself is very beautiful and sunsets at night are amazing. We spent time at the Flamingo and the Royal Heights, the beach at Royal heights is lovely. The spa was very good, as I had an injured back and a course of massages helped no end, well worth it. Going for a Turkish bath is a must and very relaxing. The food at both was very good and even two fussy 15 year olds couldn't complain. The weekly Turkish night is good entertainment and great value for money. The hills are a bit daunting, but once you familiarise yourself with the complex and the little shuttle buses that run around and between the resorts they aren't a problem. I would have no qualms about recommending this resort and have been singing its praises highly since I arrived back home.
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