Gokcebel holiday guest house rental with shared pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Bodrum Retreat, Herakleia Suite

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Guest house / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 472543

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Guest house / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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


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.

We are new to Holiday Letting but have scores of 5 star reviews on other international sites


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.

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.


Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 12:00
Nearest beach 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Corum Province region

Your hosts at Bodrum Retreat have traveled the width and breath of Turkey and really know the area.

Your hosts at Bodrum Retreat are both chefs in their own right

They can lead you to the best restaurants

They can host dinners on the property

They know there wine and food

You can start in the morning with a cup of coffee and plan your day with your hosts.


Yalıkavak is a town near Bodrum in Muğla province, on the Aegean coast of Turkey. It is 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Bodrum and located at the north eastern tip of the Bodrum peninsula. It has been inhabited since near the end of the second millennium B.C.[2] It is an important tourist resort.

Formerly the Bodrum area's main sponge fishing port, Yalikavak is considered the most elite village on the Bodrum Peninsula. It has a bustling centre, particularly on market day (Thursday), many beaches including two blue flag beaches one at the port[4] and the other the public beach.[5] It also has many high quality restaurants as well as several magnificent bays.[6] Yalıkavak is surrounded by hills offering tourists views of the town and nearby Mediterranean coastline.

In 2009 Yalikavak hosted the Palmalife RS:X Youth World Championships[7][8] in which 109 competitors took part.[9]

The port Palmarina (formerly Port Bodrum Marina) is also in Yalikavak with 450 berths for yachts up to 100m[10] which also has a 2,500 seat Amphitheatre.[11] It was bought in 2011 for 42 million dollars with plans to increase capacity to 800.[12]

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