Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

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

You sent a message to this manager.

Calendar

Last updated: 05/06/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

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
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 1-Aug 31
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

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

$1,100
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.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 05/06/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, turkish

Guestbook comments from the property manager

Loading...
1 of 4
 

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

$121 - $214 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, turkish
  • Calendar last updated 05/06/2015
Email manager

+1 8053207660

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

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

Alacati #464107ha

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.