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Quaint House in Alacati Cesme, a Charming 800 Year Old Aegean Village

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alacati house description

LOCATION!!! This charming 2 bedroom 2,5 bathroom semi-detached house is located in the quaint town of Alacati, an Aegean town on the west coast of Turkey. Sleeps 4. Located just steps away from the shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes of the ancient village and only 2 kilometres away from the town's famous wind/kite surf centre, this home is tastefully decorated in the colours of the area. Bright colours blend with the sun and cool breezes to create an inviting, relaxing environment. Perfect for 2 couples OR 1 couple and 2 children (both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms), there is plenty of space to spread out. You will particularly enjoy the front terrace, and the well-maintained, enclosed garden (with outdoor shower) which provides privacy, while everything the village offers is right at your doorstep. On Saturdays, a large section of Alacati is transformed into a spectacular covered market where you can buy local vegetables, cheeses, bread, olives, as well as linens, and souvenirs.


Unique benefits of the property: A hallmark of Alacati - ancient wind-mills dot the hillside above our home. These ancient stone built structures, and their modern counterparts, bear testimony to the steady winds that have favored this region for centuries. Indeed, Alacati is a very special place. By day you'll enjoy the myriad of activities: wind-surfing, kiting, the beaches, and the historic surroundings. Then in the evening, when you return home with sun-warmed skin, the town is transformed into a chic, classy experience. Dresses come out, and fancy footwear is donned (despite the cobble streets). You'll sit amongst the ancient homes, in ancient streets, enjoying the distinctive food and flavors, while marveling at the beauty of this unmatched locale.

About the owner: I'm a Turkish-American citizen who loves to introduce others to the beauty, and richness of my culture. The style of our home reflects this fondness of my heritage. We've used original stone throughout much of the house, and added design elements that are reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time, you'll find the amenities and conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay. We welcome you and wish you an unforgettable experience! About the Name: Lady Bird House. We refer affectionately to our home in Alacati as 'Lady Bird House' in memory of my grandmother whose nickname for me was 'Mujde ugurbocegi' - Mujde the Lady Bird.

Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            With AC and en-suite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            With AC and en suite bathroom, beds can be made into a king ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Weekly interim clean is included in 2-week stays which includes linen and towel change. Extra cleaning can be arranged upon request for a cleaning fee. Final Cleaning: 85 GBP...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Bose IPhone/IPod Dock - request during check-in...moreless

              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Town
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Plenty of free parking in the street and one car space in the premises (side yard behind gate) additionally. ...moreless

              • Parking On Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Sunbed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                Free of charge. Password provided at check-in....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Open kitchen concept. Service window to the beautiful terrace. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Terrace

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Oct 1- Dec 31
                      Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      $850
                      Jan 1- Apr 30
                      Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $700
                      May 1-May 31
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $850
                      June 1- June 30
                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $1,150
                      July 1-Aug 31
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      Sep 1- Sep 30
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      $1,200
                      Oct 1- Dec 31
                      Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $850

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      The accommodation sleeps 4 people comfortably. We charge 25% of the rental amount per extra guest beyond 4. Please let the owner know how many people in your party for the necessary arrangements to be made.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                      Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                      Location

                      70 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
                      150 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      All town restaurants, bars, cafes
                      10 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cesme Harbor
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Izmir Otoban
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Steps away
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Ilica beaches

                      Car: Recommended

                      Being one of the world's top three windsurfing centres, Alacati is a home to European and World championship competitions every year. The beach and windsurf centre is only 2km from our house.

                      Alacati is surrounded by Blue flag beaches with the clear blue waters of the Aegean. The area is also known for its thermal springs and mineral waters with its natural spas and well established spa/massage centres.

                      Photographers and birdwatchers will also enjoy the area. (Izmir Bird National Park and scenic drives in and around Alacati)

                      Alacati's cobble streets and beautiful architecture with old rum houses and windmills are very well preserved. The barns and stores are now art galleries, quality restaurants, cafes and antique shops.

                      The famous Alacati Saturday organic produce market and antique bazaar are not to be missed!

                      If you are interested in night life there are beach night clubs open during the summer with well known European and Turkish bands and DJs.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About: I'm a Turkish-American citizen who loves to introduce others to the beauty, and richness of my culture. I was born and raised in Turkey. I am an English teacher and did all of my schooling in Turkey except for my Masters Degree which I obtained in the US. I now live with my American husband and boy-girl twins in California, US. We love to spend time in our Turkish property whenever we can! In our absence our lovely housekeepers (a local couple and their wonderful son) take care of our property and meet&greet our guests. The style of our home reflects the fondness of my Turkish heritage. We've used original stone throughout much of the house, and added design elements that are reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time, you'll find the amenities and conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay. We welcome you and wish you an unforgettable experience! About the Name: Lady Bird House. We refer affectionately to our home in Alacati as 'Lady Bird House' in memory of my grandmother whose nickname for me was 'Mujdeci bocegim' - Mujde the Lady Bird.

                      Why Alacati:
                      My husband and I fell in love with Alacati when we first visited it in 2006! It was the perfect place for us both; kite/windsurfing, beautiful Aegean architecture, galleries that reflect Turkish culture and art, delicious food, approximity to gorgeous beaches. When we returned in 2009 we could not resist being a part of this charming town AND we found our lovely home in a walking distance to all of the things we love about Alacati. When you stay at our place 'Ladybird' you will understand why we feel so fortunate!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      A hallmark of Alacati - ancient wind-mills dot the hillside above our home. These ancient stone built structures, and their modern counterparts, bear testimony to the steady winds that have favored this region for centuries. Indeed, Alacati is a very special place. By day you'll enjoy the myriad of activities: wind-surfing, kiting, the beaches, and the historic surroundings. Then in the evening, when you return home with sun-warmed skin, the town is transformed into a chic, classy experience. Dresses come out, and fancy footwear is donned (despite the cobble streets). You'll sit amongst the ancient homes, in ancient streets, enjoying the distinctive food and flavors, while marveling at the beauty of this unmatched locale.


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                      Speaks: english, turkish

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                      Photos

                      • The Ladybird House

                        The Ladybird House

                      • The living room

                        The living room

                      • Lounge area on the terrace

                        Lounge area on the terrace

                      • Thanks Suzanne and Teresa for the pic!

                        Thanks Suzanne and Teresa for the pic!

                      • The yard with sunbeds

                        The yard with sunbeds

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • One of the en-suite bathrooms

                        One of the en-suite bathrooms

                      • Guest unit patio..the wooden steps and hydrengas

                        Guest unit patio..the wooden steps and hydrengas

                      • Next street that goes downtown- steps away

                        Next street that goes downtown- steps away

                      • Delicious breakfast at the cafes in town - A must!

                        Delicious breakfast at the cafes in town - A must!

                      • Alacati village at night - 2 min walk from house

                        Alacati village at night - 2 min walk from house

                      • The view from terrace

                        The view from terrace

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Front terrace for dining and lounging

                        Front terrace for dining and lounging

                      • Terrace at night

                        Terrace at night

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • 2nd bedroom

                        2nd bedroom

                      • Side yard with sunbeds and an outside shower

                        Side yard with sunbeds and an outside shower

                      • Quaint Alacati Streets

                        Quaint Alacati Streets

                      • Famous Alacati Surf Center- 5 min drive

                        Famous Alacati Surf Center- 5 min drive

                      • Famous Saturday market - a guest favourite

                        Famous Saturday market - a guest favourite

                      $100 - $214 per night (USD)
                      4

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-14 nights
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                      Speaks: english, turkish
                      • Calendar last updated 09/04/2014
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