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Washing machine, hob/oven, dishwasher, two fridge/ freezers, telephone, satellite TV, CD, wi-fi internet access. Hairdryer. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Portable barbecue.
Private swimming pool 12 x 5 metres, constant depth of 1.5 metres. Pool towels supplied.
Nearest beaches - The beaches and coves around Yalikavak and Gündogan are within a 15 minute drive from the property. The larger sandy beaches on the south side of the Peninsula are all within a 30 minute drive. Gümüslük with lagoon like swimming and great snorkelling is a 30 minute drive.
There is a small village shop in the centre of Gökçebel village (5 minute drive down the track) stocked with everyday items including fresh bread, fresh eggs and ice creams; once weekly there is a fruit and vegetable market.
The nearest large supermarkets are on the main road to Yalikavak (8 minutes drive) and Yalikavak town also has a weekly fruit and vegetable market. There are many restaurants in Yalikavak town centre. (8 minutes drive).
Bodrum/Milas Airport is 45 minutes by car, Dalaman 2 hrs 45 mins.
The housekeepers live in their own cottage within the grounds but some distance from the house. Car hire is essential.
Set high on a hillside, the approach from Gökçebel village is via a rough track, but with no passing traffic the location is tranquil and extremely private.
The exquisite private villa benefits from a lovely cooling breeze and is very spacious and light. The modern architecture and contemporary design is enhanced by the exquisite mix of antique and modern furniture and brilliantly coloured Turkish kilims. Picture windows and French doors lead from the open plan ground floor living areas to the surrounding pool and dining terraces. The covered dining terrace is ideal for family eating with a large dining table and a comfortable seating area that will undoubtedly be a favourite spot for early evening drinks. If part of your holiday enjoyment is buying local foods and preparing them you will appreciate the extremely well equipped and very sociable kitchen area.
The superb swimming pool is surrounded by sunbathing terraces which are fenced making it ideal for children and it is equipped with comfortable sun beds and a large sun shade. But, in our opinion it’s the stunning panoramic view framed on either side by the mountains that makes this property special.
Sultan and her husband are the housekeeping couple at Cheedem, alongside cleaning duties Sultan is a great cook and is happy to prepare food and even do your personal laundry. Sultan’s routine will be tailored to your requirements.
As featured in the Sunday Times 30 Top European Villas.
Upper Gökçebel village is delightful, hidden from all but the most curious, this is a charming, traditional village looking towards the sea and is where we have a great selection of our Turkish holiday villas; in the centre of the village we offer The Cream House and Almond Tree House and on the edge of the village KBellanna. Small flower covered whitewashed houses line the crooked little streets and there is a backdrop of green hills dotted with a number of very stylish villas and houses. The villas Cheedem and Sakina Konak offer splendid reaching views over the valley to the sea.
Many of the villagers seem to own a donkey or a cow and it’s no surprise to see them out walking their animals! The single village shop sells day to day requirements and there’s a small weekly market in the village centre, additionally there are a number of large supermarkets on the road to Yalikavak. Gökçebel’s main claim to fame has to be the unique garden restaurant in the village centre – “Havva Hanim” – a gem of a place serving a traditional Turkish breakfast with ingredients provided by Havva’s chickens and cows and flourishing garden! It’s just 3 kilometres drive to the nearby town of Yalikavak where there are plenty of shops and restaurants a very popular weekly market and the very glamorous Palmarina. There are a number of beaches in the area which can be visited by car. Pasha is located in Lower Gökçebel directly at the sea.
The thriving town of Yalikavak is situated just a 5 minute drive from Gökçebel and is a favourite destination; in the months of July and August visiting celebrities emerging from super elegant yachts cause a certain sophistication to descend on the town. Ali Baba, situated on the bay but within walking distance of the town centre is one of our most stunning properties. The town has a small harbour with a handsome 300 year old windmill to one side. Restaurants line the sea front and in the streets running back from the sea, grocery shops and fresh fruit and vegetable shops nestle alongside an art gallery housed in an old water cistern and a kilim showroom in a former olive oil press. The striking mosque with its two minarets stands on the hillside and watches over the village. Thursday is market day and locals from nearby villages throng to town to stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables. Enjoy hand-picked citrus from local orchards and pass the time of day over a few cups of strong Turkish coffee sitting under the shady plane trees after which the area is named.
There is a beach in town but there is a plentiful selection of public beaches and beach clubs in the area. On the coast road towards Gümüşlük is the smart new yacht marina, Palmarina with elegant shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and yachts to match! A little further on there is a great selection of seaside fish restaurants.
There are numerous walks in the area; one of the best with spectacular views must be from the small settlement of Geris perched at the top of a mountain and only a few kilometres from Yalikavak centre. With spectacular views and cooling breezes our favourite property in Geris is Karma. A local hike may find you stumbling across derelict windmills, the deserted Greek village of Sandima, Lycian rock tombs and even a temple dedicated to Zeus, a perfect picnic spot.
Whilst Geris is high on the hill, down at sea level the area is known as Geris Altisi – Under Geris – and this area is very famous for the fabulous choice of restaurants built directly on the sea, our sea front property Sarp is within a short walk of these restaurants. Zada Tash offers views over a hidden valley to the Palmarina and the bays of Yalikavak.
Ground Floor: Open plan living areas, kitchen with breakfast bar and door to dining terrace. Sitting room with fireplace and doors to pool terrace. Cloakroom/wc. Utility room, Air conditioned master bedroom with four poster double bed, dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower/wc.
First Floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower/wc and great views, twin bedroom with mountain view and double bedroom with sea view and terrace. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Bathroom with bath/shower/wc.
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