Washing machine, hob/oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV with DVD and computer connection cabling, CD player, wi-fi internet access. Hairdryer. All bedrooms and gallery have ceiling fans and air conditioning. Portable barbecue. Safe. Plenty of books and games.
Huge shared pool, separate children’s pool. Pool towels provided.
Torba’s pebble beach is a 15 minute walk and the Blue Dolphin beach on the far side of Torba village is a five minute taxi ride. There are many beach destinations all within a 30 minute drive.
There is a village shop just minutes from the property stocked with everyday items including fresh bread, fresh eggs and ice creams; once weekly there is a fruit and vegetable market.
The nearest large supermarket is a short walk from the complex. There are plenty of nearby restaurants on the beach, in the village and on the village sea front area.
Bodrum Airport is 30 minutes by car.
Car hire is not required. There is a tennis court and children’s play area.
Al fresco living is Santa’s speciality; this lovely villa in Torba has all the facilities for the perfect summer outdoor life.
A very spacious walled and paved outdoor area has been beautifully planted – an ancient olive tree, colourful and delicate hibiscus, vibrant purple bougainvillea – and everywhere there are comfortable shaded lounging areas with elegant patio furniture; there is a hammock and a fantastic hanging chair. From the garden gate it is just a few steps to the magnificent swimming pool with a separate children’s pool set in a terraced and lawned area. The pool is shared with other houses in the area but as many have their own private pools it is rarely busy.
Overlooking the garden is a stunning conservatory with two fold back glass wall, cooling fans, cushioned rattan seating and dining area.
There are many special features in the house, the unusual mix of rich dark and light wood; traditional hand-made Kuthaya tiles set into the wall, vibrantly patterned Turkish kilims, a stunning glass walled “gallery” area that can be used as an extra bedroom or is simply a place to enjoy looking down on the garden.
Santa is situated in a private residential area, off a narrow country lane yet within easy walking distance of Torba village centre where there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops and it is just a 15 minute dolmus ride to Bodrum town. It’s a 15 minute walk on a flat road to Torba’s pebble beach. There is a nearby tennis court and children’s play area.
A little information about Torba
Just a five minute drive from the busy resort of Bodrum lies the pretty seaside village of Torba. It has become a popular destination for Turkish holidaymakers with many exquisite summer houses surrounded by flower filled gardens lining the small streets. Towards the end of one of these small streets lies the very attractive Yeshil residential complex and right next door is our charming villa Santa. The pretty harbour accommodates local fishing boats and luxury yachts alike, moored side by side. At one end of the bay is the busy Blue Dolphin beach where you can try your hand at a variety of water sports and take a sunbed for the day under the shade of the trees.
Alternatively, for snorkelling enthusiasts, Torba’s village beach with its ruins of an old church, a very chic hotel Casa dell’Arte and a handful of restaurants is a short drive from the village centre. The village offers a good choice of fish restaurants along the sea front but more simple fare can be found closer to the village centre.
The village remains calm and unhurried for most of the year but during July and August it is swelled by the families coming from Istanbul and Ankara coming to summer in their seaside residences, the atmosphere is lively and very Mediterranean.
Families with teenage children can be assured that the close proximity to Bodrum and its nightlife ensures that everyone in the family enjoys the holiday. Being so close to Bodrum, visitors can take advantage of the regular dolmus (bus) service which takes no more than 15 minutes. The addition of a hire car to your holiday will ensure that you have the advantage of being able to explore the villages and beaches on the Bodrum peninsula and a little farther afield the many archaeological sites as yet relatively undiscovered by the masses.
The Room Details
Ground Floor: Entrance from garden to glass walled conservatory with ceiling fans, dining and seating areas and with double French doors into sitting room. Cloakroom with wc. Large fitted eat-in kitchen with door to side patio. Utility room with washing machine.
First Floor: Open stairs lead to gallery with sofa bed (sleeps 1) and study area. Master bedroom with double bed, double doors to Juliet balcony, dressing area and en suite bathroom with walk in shower. Second bedroom with double bed and double doors to Juliet balcony. Third bedroom with small double bed. Bathroom with walk in shower.
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