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Comfortable Vacation Home in a Beautiful Surrounding - Holiday home Yasemin

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Altinkum guest house description

House Yasemin is in the middle of the village near the mosque. Nearby is the home of the Duran family which can provide first-class Turkish cuisine, house-cleaning, transfers to and from the airport, and guides for car, boat and walking trips. Your contact is the landlord, Adil Duran, who also rents out 2 simply furnished rooms in his house. Groups up to 11 people are therefore welcome. In the house library you will find both literary books as well as traditional Turkish novels, such as those by Yasar Kamal ; a choice of travel literature, archaeological reports on finds in the Latmos mountains, children’s literature, and reference books on plants and birds. Not to be underestimated are the possibilities of seeing traditional life in Turkey. You can see bread being baked in the wood oven in the courtyard and then enjoy the warm fresh bread. You can see things not normally open to the normal package tourist, such as the Garden Bar “Ilyas Papa” where you can eat goats meat fresh.


Description of the accomodation: Kapikiri is located by the nature reserve of Lake Bafa inland from the Turkish Agais coast between Kusadasi and Bodrum. In former times the Lake Bafa was still an inlet of the sea and where famous cities such as Milet were built. The ancient harbour town of Herakleia, within whose walls the village of Kapikiri is built, lost its importance around 200 AD when the sediments of the River Menderes/Meander blocked the channel to the sea. Today the village is surrounded by a 6km long wall in which towers have been built every hundred metres. Within this wall there is visible evidence of an Athenean Temple, an Agora, a Bouletarian, a Roman Bath and an Amphitheatre. The inhabitants live, as they have done for the last hundred years, among the ancient ruins, self-sufficient with their cows and donkeys. In the distance are the extraordinary Latmos mountains with Byzantine monasteries, frescoes and 7000 year-old rock drawings. Lake Bafa is an invitation for swimming and boat trips.

Walks:
Kapikiri lies at the base of the Latmos mountains which are ideal for hill trips. Experienced climbers can enjoy themselves as well as moderate walkers. In less than 10 minutes you can be alone with the ancient city wall and remains of the city towers. There is also the opportunity of overnight stays in the mountains, where a good sleeping bag is necessary, or even taking a trip of several days through the mountains. For longer tours to specific places, such as the peak of Tekerleg Dag or the Stylos Cloisters a guide is essential. Paths are not as well way marked as in the Alps but with guides such as Adil all will be well. Throughout there is a feeling of exploration since on such trips you will meet only the semi-nomads and their herds, living in summer in their mountain caves.



Lake Bafa through the seasons: Lake Bafa is worth visiting at every season. In winter the meadows in the hills and by the Lake are full of anemones and small narcissi, the Lake is populated with migrant birds of all types, the air is wonderfully clear and yet during the day there is the warmth of spring. The rooms have heating and in the billiards room there is a strange wood stove which you can learn to use yourself or leave it to run itself. Spring brings summer like temperatures, ideal for mountaineering. For ornithologists this is a must time! In summer you can hang out on the covered terrace and watch people in the village streets. When it gets too hot you can rest in the air conditioned room. In autumn, with temperatures as high as 30C, it is again suitable for trips into the mountains and you can watch the pelicans and herons.

Holiday home Yasemin: Altinkum Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 35743ha

House Yasemin is in the middle of the village near the mosque. Nearby is the home of the Duran family which can provide first-class Turkish cuisine, house-cleaning, transfers to and from the airport, and guides for car, boat and walking trips. Your contact is the landlord, Adil Duran, who also rents out 2 simply furnished rooms in his house. Groups up to 11 people are therefore welcome. On the first floor the holiday home has 2 bedrooms with 3 beds, 1 room having a toilet and a shower. It is possible to eat in a front room if it is too windy out on the terrace. The large terrace looks out over the village towards the Athenean Temple and the lake with its Byzantine citadel. On the ground floor is the recreation/billiards room, a dressing room, a bathroom and the kitchen. The courtyard with its great Yasemin tree is at your disposal.

Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Car Available
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Pool Table

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Eco Tourism
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village
  • Waterfront

sports and adventure activities

  • Swimming
  • Mountaineering
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking

Arrival Day

      • Flexible

      breakfast meal type

          • Booking Possible

          catering options

              • Catering Available

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              dinner meal type

                  • Booking Possible

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Internet
                  • Parking On Street

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Freezer
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Pantry Items

                      lunch meal type

                          • Booking Possible

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Fish Cleaning Table
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Terrace
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €55 €55
                              €345

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                              Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                              Location

                              40 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Milas/Bodrum
                              300 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              beach
                              20 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              House Yasemin is in the village of Kapikiri which itself is built in the classical harbour town of Herakleia. Every morning the country women place their milk pails on the ancient columns of the Temple of Athene still found in their land. On the one hand there are 7.000 yeas-old rock drawings in mountain caves, Greek town sites Byzantine monasteries with frescoes, and the genuine village life of country people with their donkeys and cows: on the other impressive mountains with exceptional rock formations, eagle and vulture nests on the rock walls, inviting Lake Bafa with its beaches great for swimming, and a unique area for birdlife. At breakfast on the terrace overlooking the village and lake you can see with the naked eye pink clouds of flamingos and pelicans sitting every day on the rocks. It is an ideal area for bird lovers and climbers, who can reach the pathless summits with their guides and even be invited to tea by the semi-nomads in their cave homes.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1998


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                              Speaks: german, turkish, english

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                              €55 per night (EUR)
                              6

                              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
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                              +49 (0)40 6016413

                              Speaks: german, turkish, english
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