5 ring hob/oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, telephone, satellite TV, CD, i-pod connection, wi-fi internet access. Hairdryer. Fully air conditioned throughout. Barbecue.
Private swimming pool. 12 x 7 metres, depth from 1.00 to 2.10 metres. Pool towels supplied.
Nearest beaches - the main village beach with sunbathing jetties is a 5-10 minute walk from the house.
Neighbouring Gölköy beach is a 5 minute drive. The larger sandy beaches on the south side of the Peninsula are all within a 25 minute drive. Gümüşlük with lagoon like swimming and great snorkelling is a 40 minute drive.
There are small village shops close to the property stocked with everyday items including fresh bread, fresh eggs and ice creams; once weekly there is a fruit and vegetable market.
Nearby Gölköy has a larger selection of shops and a small supermarket. (25 minutes walk/10 minutes drive). The nearest large supermarkets are on the main road to Yalikavak (20 minutes drive) or in Bodrum town (25 minutes drive). There are many restaurants along the Türkbükü sea front (5 minutes walk).
Bodrum/Milas Airport is 45 minutes by car; Dalaman 2 hrs 45 mins
Ufuk and Berin, the on site housekeepers, live in their own quarters and are willing to cook and do guest laundry for a charge (payable locally). Car hire is not essential but will enhance your enjoyment of the area.
Villa Jay, a luxury villa in Türkbükü, has always been one of our favourites and a recent refurbishment ensures this house must be one of the area’s most delightful properties.
Türkbükü is the ultimate in coastal chic – the Saint Tropez of Turkey -and this villa is an exquisite holiday home. Just 10 minutes from the sea front this spacious, beautifully furnished and fully air conditioned house with a large private swimming pool and delightful garden is seriously stylish and at the same time a very welcoming home.
The architecture is special, the entire ground floor living areas radiate from an interior sunken garden with a fragrant blossomed mandarin tree; each living area flows into the next and huge windows let the light flood in. But it’s the décor that really makes this house stand apart, natural colours, rattan and wicker are enlivened by Turkish kilims, colourful art, collected antiques, gleaming copper and oriental carved pieces.
The outside dining terrace has far reaching views over the green mandarin orchards and to the sea. Steps from the dining terrace bring you to pool level, the swimming pool (12 x 7 metres, depth from 1.00 to 2.10 metres) is tiled with dark mosaics which make the water most inviting, sun terraces surround the pool and there is a choice of seating; sun beds, cushions, a hammock and a swing seat.
The lower floor provides more spacious accommodation with another large sitting room which opens directly onto the pool terraces and 2 further bedrooms.
A little information about Göltürkbükü
Göltürkbükü is the name given to the two villages of Gölköy and Türkbükü, whilst they share a name and one is situated just around the headland from the other each has its own very different character. Türkbükü has become known as the St.Tropez of Turkey, it is immensely elegant, a place to see and to be seen in and many of Istanbul’s best restaurants open up here for the summer. By day large wooden jetties built into the sea are covered with sumptuous cushions and hammocks, by night these jetties are transformed into glittering dining platforms hovering above the floodlit water.
The rich and famous own grand holiday villas in Türkbükü, the even richer cruise in on magnificent yachts yet traditional village life is never far away. Villa Jay and Kuum Hotel are both within easy walking distance of Türkbükü. Gölköy is less glitzy – although the recent opening of the Mandarin Oriental hotel may change that – the seaside with its narrow beach is lined with family run hotels and restaurants all of which have splendid jetties, Beyaz Hotel is located at one end of the beach and Gölköy Suites a little further along. Local weddings and seasonal festivals still take place in the village centre where everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations.
Ege Cura and Delita are both close to the village centre and just a short walk from the sea front. Early and late in the season when the weather is a little cooler there are some excellent walks to be had, venture around the headland with views to the Bay of Mandalya, investigate the Byzantine ruins that are scattered around, discover the hidden lake and a forest of rare date palms. There are daily boat trips from both Türkbükü and Gölköy to nearby small islands and coves unreachable by road and plentiful water sports are available. In both villages there are plentiful small village shops catering to daily requirements, supermarkets in Gölköy and much larger supermarkets on the road to Yalikavak (15 km) offer a wider choice and there are weekly fruit and vegetable markets in both villages.
A short walk from the property brings you to the very stylish sea front of Türkbükü with an immense choice of elegant café bars, restaurants, beach clubs and shops. There are facilities for water sports and some of Turkey’s best restaurants set up home here for the summer.
This unique and spacious house provides the ultimate in holiday style and comfort and would suit a large family or group of friends. We would not recommend this house to those with young children.
The Room Details
Ground Floor: Open plan living area with winter and summer sitting areas with air conditioning and double sliding doors to Juliet balcony overlooking the pool. Open plan kitchen and dining area with air conditioning. French doors to covered dining terrace. Cloakroom/wc. Double bedroom with air conditioning and en suite bathroom with walk in shower with rainhead and hand held shower/wc.
First Floor: Galleried landing. Master bedroom suite opening onto upper terrace and with four poster large double bed; corridor with closet area through to en suite bathroom with walk in shower with rainhead and standalone bath tub/wc. Second bedroom with large double bed also opening onto sun terrace and with en suite bathroom with walk in shower with rainhead/wc. Third bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with walk in shower with rainhead/wc. All bedrooms with air conditioning.
Lower Floor: Sitting room with doors to pool terrace and with separate kitchen area with hob and fridge. Double bedroom with doors to small private terrace and en suite bathroom with walk in shower with rainhead/wc. 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath tub and walk in shower with rainhead. Both bedrooms with air conditioning.
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