Bodrum Retreat, Private Stone House Suites & Pool, in the Clouds(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
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 near the sea.
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 Kalymnos 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 herb and vegetable gardens. 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 its best. Scores of historical sites are uniquely 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.
This farm house, consisting of 2 floors, with separate entrances, was built years ago by master stone builders. 50 cm. thick walls. Windows are antique, carved, latticed wood, circa Ottoman Empire 1850. One can rent the top floor, called Labranda, or, the ground floor, called Herakleia, or book the entire house.
The 3rd suite, named Iassus, is located 50 meters 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 couples, or an extended family, if one decides to book more than one suite. Each year, we have several requests to book all three suites for family and/or close friends.
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, now transformed into a planter.
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 antique lounge chair.
Antique cabinet for clothes storage. Unique, Ottoman style kitchenette includes all necessary tableware and cooking accessories.
Undercounter fridge, electrical grill, Microwave, gas stove, etc.
Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.
LABRANDA Residence (second floor)
One enters the loft style residence via stone stairs from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house.
The East facing wall, has small triangle, colored glass windows, that play the effects of the morning sun on the interior walls in a pleasing moving display. Double queen bed.
Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, international and local channels and Wi-Fi.
Antique ebony 19th C.wood dining table and antique coffee shop chairs for eating in the room. Antique lounge chair.
Antique 19th C Korean dressing cabinet for clothes storage.
Traditional antique pine reproduction of an Aegean kitchenette. All necessary tableware and cooking accessories. Under counter fridge, grill, gas stove, etc.
Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.
Note: A third suite and the largest, IASSUS residence is listed on this site separately, but I have included the description here
This cottage was built years ago by master stone builders. 50 cm thick walls. The cottage has, in addition, a large natural pine wood and glass room that lets in good natural light for dining or just reading a book. The view from this room is North and West which is the direction of the surrounding countryside, the Aegean and the Greek Islands. On a clear day you can see Samos Island in Greece. Immediately below the cottage is a large field of lavender. The intimate outside dining area hosts a dining table and all around, is rose garden.
This house is perfect for a couple (we have had families of 3 and 4 stay here) or joined with Herakleia and Labranda, presents an opportunity for a large family reunion. It is the largest of the 3 suites.
The Iassus residence is quite private. One enters the residence via an antique, Bodrum, pine carved door, from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house. Through this door, one enters the pine wood/glass room. This room is made from recycled, accordion style, pine wood doors mounted with clear glass in the upper half of each door. There is good light in this room. Antique early 20th C. rosewood dining table with 2 (or more) antique chairs and a sofa/day bed, fitted with pillows on the other side. Overhead fan and a large original, trompe l'oeil painting from Goa, complete the picture.
There is also an antique lounge chair and reading lamp. All doors open to the North or to the West, which also harbors a small intimate rose garden and a Japanese oak dining table made from a hot tub circa 1850.
At the south end of this, all weather, room and up 2 stone steps, one enters the loft style stone cottage residence.
To the left of the entry door is the pine wood and tiled kitchen. The kitchen is large when compared to the size of the residence. All necessary tableware and cooking accessories are in place. Midsize fridge, toaster, grill, 4 burner gas stove, electrical oven, etc.
Good lighting and antique food art prints. A delight for food people.
The ceiling of the inside room is low, but the owner is 6 ft, 2 ' and has no problem walking in this suite.
To the right of the entry door, is an antique Indian day lounge bed with pillows, then a queen bed, both of which face the flat screen TV.
DVD, satellite TV, international and local channels and Wi-Fi.
Original artwork throughout.
Lastly, a delightfully modern bathroom equipped with rain shower. Wonderful original 19th C. lithographs of old Istanbul and an old map of Turkey decorate the walls.
House is furnished with top quality furnishings and antiques.
Iassus price is slightly more and you must ask about this specifically, if you are interested.
All of the above residences are the perfect family getaway, or join many couples who have booked with us for their honeymoon.
We can host small wedding parties or reunions, complete with catering, for up to 50 persons.
When available, all suites can be booked.
Truly, a romantic and magic area
The pool, 20 meters from the house, is unique in style and is surrounded by a small mandarin orange orchard.
The pool is a salt water pool.
Quality teak chaise lounge, stone tables, etc., strategically placed throughout the area.
There are a number of spots for dining outside on this large 5000 meter property (approx. 50, 000 sq. ft.).
The owner’s 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, spectacular, 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 water’s edge. There is a fantastic 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 minutes to the lively town of Bodrum. Ephesus is a two hour drive and the ancient Mausoleum of Halikarnas and Castle of St. Peter are both in Bodrum City.
SPECIAL FOOD OPTIONS- for discussion
CAR HIRE- Economical car hire with airport pick up can be arranged.
BOAT TRIPS- We also associate with exceptionally honest and trustworthy wooden boat gulet owners. We can help you organize one day or week long trips with confidence.
Owner has extensive knowledge of the local area, as well as Turkey wide, for sightseeing, gourmet dining, etc.
The harvest from the owner’s vineyard, 300 meters below the house, begins around last week of August.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SMALL COTTAGE ON OUR VINEYARD AND OUR LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE, BOTH ECONOMICAL OPTIONS, VERY NEAR THIS PROPERTY.
If you have any questions or would like to receive additional photographs, we have established a number for you to call from USA. (1-914 5951940).
Emails will be answered promptly.
Keywords: Farm House residence, summer, fall, winter, spring, blue cruise, boat, car rental, gourmet, retreat, cool,
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- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Available
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
We prefer you smoke outside the residence. Turkey is a smokers country but we prefer that there be no smoking inside the studios. It is really simple to take 2 steps outside and we don't mind smoking outside at all. It is so much nicer for everyone...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
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Pool / Spa
There are 3 residences for up to 6 persons total. Generally, all guests will not be at the pool at the same time. Travel to historical sites, etc. means quite a few private days. Experience has shown that guests who choose this residence, are all looking for a quiet, peaceful day and quite often, many become friends....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
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1 night min stay
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Terms for payments made.
Cancellation before 60 days of reservation: Total funds paid will be refunded, less $100 service charge.
Cancellation less than 60 days before arrival: Total funds, or partial funds paid, will be refunded, only if owner is able to re-book all, or a portion, of the cancelled dates. A $100 service charge will also apply.
Refunds will be made through Paypal.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: International person who has lived for decades in New York, Europe, Turkey and Southeast Asia. Antiques and Art collector Wine maker Gourmet and chef Strong architectural leanings Father of Amber, my baby daughter
Why the Owner Chose Yalıkavak, Turkey:
We choose only properties that have something extra to offer. Privacy, Views, Climate, Comfort, Fun
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
All our properties are unique and really do not fit into the normal boutique mold, as they are all, one off designs, not to be found elsewhere. This property is high and above the city. It is a perfect getaway. Even in high season there is tranquility. The suites are furnished with high quality and unusual furnishings and art.
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Our swimming pool at dusk. Salt water
Lavender field, mystic hills and the Aegean Sea. Our entry garden.
Photo of house area taken from 2 km away
We have 30, 50ft tall Italian cypress trees lining the terrace of the suites
Herakleia entry door. 19th C. carved rosewood
Herakleia Suite living space
Herakleia Suite Kitchenette with antique Black Sea door leading to bathroom
Labranda Suite queen bed and 19th C. clothes cabinet
Labranda Suite - kitchenette
Dinner at home on a typical evening high in the cool hills of Bodrum.
Iassus Suite- bed toward kitchen
Iassus Suite bathroom
Swim pool (salt water) surrounded by a mandarin orange grove
Annual Bodrum Cup sailing race, Yalikavak to Didim. Taken from Suites
Entry door to Bodrum Retreat
Courtyard - Labranda UP (stairs to left) and Herakleia DOWN
Herakleia Suite queen bed
Herakleia Suite Ottoman style pine wood kichenette. Byzantine ceiling
Herakleia and Labranda courtyard
Labranda Suite living space
Labranda Suite - Ottoman marble sink and pierced brass mirror
Iassus Suite taken from garden to pine room
Iassus Suite - kitchen toward bed then bathtoom
The best village breakfast experience, only 1 km from house
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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