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Herakleia Suite, above the Aegean. Unique retreat

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
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IMPRESSIONS 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 a...IMPRESSIONS 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 PRICING ON THIS SITE IS FOR ONE SUITE, ALTHOUGH 2 OR 3 OF THE SUITES CAN BE BOOKED WHEN AVAILABLE 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. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SMALL COTTAGE ON OUR VINEYARD AND OUR LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE, BOTH ECONOMICAL OPTIONS, NEAR THIS PROPERTY.More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:78%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is just a gem of a place. High on the hills with a view over the greek islands, it's restful, away from the hectic tourist traffic and about 3 degrees cooler than the villages which is so welcomed. A perfect escape that allows you...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank JamPacked_58
Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at the Stone House for the last three nights of our honeymoon and I wish that we had stayed there longer! We were greeted warmly upon our arrival with a bottle of wine and food made from the garden, and everything for the...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank AlisonJean2013
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Reviewed August 30, 2014

We arrived hot, tired and bad tempered after an over-crowded flight full of all-inclusive holiday makers. Frank and Berner opened the door to their extraordinary home and all was instantly forgotten. We lay by the salt water Balinese pool with no need to go out...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Faycp
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
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About the neighborhood
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 t...
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Best is fly into Bodrum direct, in the season, from many European countries. Mostly charters but also BA, EasyJet, etc fly commercial routes. Come from Greece to Kos and from there, a 30 minute ferry in the morning and evening to Bodrum (1 hour, out of season) Fly into Istanbul and catch a connecting flight to Bodrum. 55 Minutes
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