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

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 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

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

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

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

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Live Theater

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Village
              • Town

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Heating
                  • Parking:

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

                  • Living Room

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Kitchen:

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

                      • Dishes & Utensils

                      Outside

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

                      property descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          July 1- August 31
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          10 night min stay

                          $1,500
                          Sep 1- Sep 30
                          Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,200
                          Oct 1- Dec 27
                          Oct 1 - Dec 25, 2014
                          3 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
                          7 night min stay

                          $850

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                          • 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.


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                          Last updated: 08/04/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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: turkish, english

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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)
                          3

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-10 nights
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