Set in landscaped gardens this delightful property shares a large swimming pool with 9 other villas on this small complex. The villa sits in the corner of the development and has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
The villa is situated 5 minutes walk along the flat to the beach, restaurants and all other amenities. The ever growing village centre features a variety of beautiful old, and fantastic new shops and restaurants. Whilst not in the same vane as Bodrum, Gundogan has a potential to grow into a smaller sister whilst keeping the big brother at arms length. The bus station and taxi rank are but a 2 minute walk from the villa enabling you to reach all parts of this wonderful peninsula within 30 minutes.
A large patio greets you upon arrival, ideal for those wanting to use the BBQ and eat al fresco or just lounge around 8 paces from the pool. The front door opens into a large open plan living space providing a sitting room and well equipped kitchen/dining area. Those less abled will be pleased to know that the ground floor is completed by the first of three double bedrooms and bathroom suite.
On the first floor the master bedroom has its own small balcony overlooking the swimming pool. The first floor balcony with Pergola covering, relaxing chairs and view over the swimming pool make it a lovely place to finish the day, glass in hand. The third bedroom provides twin accommodation with two single beds. The main family bathroom provides a Jacuzzi bath, and overhead power shower. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, making them a cool retreat from the hot Aegean sun. All have plenty of wardrobe and other storage space.
The stairs lead up further to the spacious roof top terrace with spectacular panoramic views.
The villa has been furnished to fully meet the requirements of your stay. The fitted kitchen comprises of oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher, iron and ironing board as well as the usual kettle and toaster and plenty of crockery, glasses and cutlery. There is a Sat TV System, DVD, and CD player. The washing machine is situated in the understairs cupboard along with other cleaning items. Baby equipment can also be provided upon request. Linen and towels are provided for use within the villa. Sun loungers are provided for your use. The property is completed with mosquito nets and all windows and doors have additional security grills. Area Details Gundogan
Covered with colourful flowers all year round, Gundogan means `the Sunrise`. Famous for its ancient rock cemeteries and rock formations, it is a small town on the Bodrum Peninsula.
Some imaginative people believe that these rock formations are, in fact the remains of an ancient zoo. There may be truth in this, as Gundogan is located very near to the ancient Lelegian city of Madnasa. These historians of antiquity say that the lelegians were skillled in stone work. if you look carefully at these rock formations with a little imagination thrown in then you may see the wild animals of the ancient zoo carved in stone!
It is an important town for fishing, sponge diving, olive and tangerine growing. The old and new settlers have protected the character of the place. They have not touched the houses surrounded with trees of olive, mandarins, bananas, pomegranates and oak. The scent of orange trees welcoming visitors along the seaside still remains. Gundogan has 4000 inhabitants.
Boat trips leave from here to secluded Bays along the coast. You can catch a ferry to Didim on the other side of the Bay and watch dolphins and seals swim alongside the boat.
Situated among tangerine, olive and pine trees, intimate restaurants and cafes built on jetties circle the Bay offering traditional Turkish cuisine. Gundogan is also cheaper than other parts of the peninsula. Relax and take it easy with a chilled glass of wine or the local delicacies. There are large colourful cushions provided to sit on, on the many jetties circulating the Bay where you can chill out, people watch, sip a refreshing drink and watch the waves breaking on the rocks and children playing in the crystal blue waters.
This is a great place for snorkeling where you enter the sea from the jetties. Sit at the beach bar and watch the sun go down and witness the spectacular sunsets. There is a small harbour with fishing boats, yachts, gullets and a sailing school offering dingy sailing, windsurfing ,jetskis and waterskiing.
Across the Bay is `Rabbit Island` which has an old Greek church and standing remains of a Byzantine monastic settlement dated to the 9th Century A.D.
If you wish to be active during your stay here, you will have plenty to do - archeological trips in the area, windsurfing, under water photography, diving lessons, horse riding, walking and trekking.
History, dramatic landscape and a natural unspoilt Bay and friendly people await you! As they say `Nothing less than history, sun, seaside, nature and friendly people can be found.
Eating out - Whether you fancy steak or pizza, there are waterfront restaurants to choose from. For a real taste of Turkey, try some ‘meze’ dishes such as ‘imam bayildi’ - cold baked aubergine, onion and tomato, ‘coban salatasi’ - chopped cucumber, parsley, tomato, pepper and onion salad, and ‘antep ezmesi’ - hot chilli mash. Also the Gundogan fisherman sell their catch to the local sea front restaurants, so ask what is available. Simply delicious.
Nightlife - While there are some bars dotted along the harbour front, nightlife in Gundogan tends to be quite low key with most evenings spent savouring a satifying meal or sitting out with a cool beer or a Gin and Tonic in hand watching the sun set on another day.
The seaside town of Bodrum, with its white washed villas and splashes of pink bougain villaea, is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated resorts on the Turkish Riviera.
Buildings are restricted to two storeys an can only be painted white or constructed from natural stones. There are no high rises in sight. Bodrum effortlessly combines ancient and modern, offering 2 beautiful beaches, water sports, a brand new marina, excellent shopping, traditional bazaars, dining and nightlife alongside its proud cultural and historical heritage.
It is famous for its vivacious, friendly and bohemian atmosphere. Intimate seaside cafes with magnificent views of the 15th Century castle mingle with the energetic and buzzing street side bars, international restaurants, shops and boutiques.
Bodrum`s St Peters castle houses lots of history to include a torture room, a cistern, Turkish baths and 14 skeletons with heavy iron chains shackled to their ankles. One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum in the heart of Bodrum starts the trip back in history. There is also the Museum of underwater Archaeology within the castle, showing restored shipwrecks including the most precious cargo of a 3,500 yr old shipwreck. This museum also houses the oldest chess set found in the world!
There are trips by hydrofoil or ferry to the Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes. The Black Island is also just opposite the town where you can have a mud spa.
Bodrum offers all the facilities of a major town all year round. This is the ‘playground’ of the rich and famous and many actors and actresses holiday here.
It is a shopper`s paradise and a cosmopolitan all year round holiday destination. Haggle for purchases with the local traders, buy designer clothes at a fraction of the price at home. Or stroll along the marina and stop and enjoy traditional Turkish coffee or cuisine in the cafes or restaurants.
It also has the largest open-air nightclub in Europe called the Halikarnass. It is the biggest, trendiest and most stylish club with the setting, the laser show and the no-expense-spared floorshow. Travel Details The Bus station and taxi rank are a two minute walk from the Asteria complex. Services run almost 24 hr and allparts of the peninsula can be reached within 30 minutes.
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