|Sleeps up to:||8 (4 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Yesilkent Beach: 0.15||Notes:|
|This beautiful detached four bedroom villa enjoys one of the most desirable locations in Altinkum. Just 5 minutes walk from a private beach with its own bar/restaurant.
Altinkum with its golden sandy beaches is on the south west coast of Turkey and hour and half from Bodrum.
This luxury villa was built in July 2005 and consists of a spacious open plan kitchen living area with large french doors that open onto the garden and a private 32 sq metre swimming pool, four double bedrooms - two with balconies, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and two wet rooms.
The bedrooms are all large doubles with two of them having balconies, one in the turret (which is very unique) and one on the ground floor. This villa has character and is a very unique design,
There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge and cooker. The villa is also equipped with satellite Sky TV, iron, ironing board, airier, hairdryer, towels, bedding and mirrors in all bedrooms.
|Altinkum Yesilkent area|
|ALTINKUM - The friendly beach resort of Altinkum is located on the north of the Bodrum Peninsula. The name of Altinkum translated means "Golden Sand" - what an appropriate name! There are 3 main beaches in the resort. They all slope gently and are very safe for families with children. The main beach curves round the beautiful Altinkum Bay creating two further beaches at either end of the town. You can lie and soak up the sun on a sun bed or stay cool under an umbrella, both of which are in plentiful supply and at a reasonable cost. There are a wide variety of water sports located at the end of main beach including, Jet Skis, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Banana Boat Ride, and, for those who think that holidays should be at a more sedate pace, Pedalos. The quietest of the three beaches is "Third Beach" which offers a quieter environment and its waters are clear and sparkling.
SHOPS - The main resort shopping centre is Dolphin Square, near the centre of the resort front. There are also a large number of shops on the seafront. All the shops are open late at night when the area becomes its liveliest. This is your opportunity to pick up a real bargain, especially if you are good at haggling! If you fancy designer clothes but can't normally afford them then many good copy designer items are on sale. If you are looking for jewelry then you will find that the quality of the gold here is excellent with the prices much cheaper than in England.
When shopping for provisions, there are two main supermarkets -Carrefour and MIGROS, which caters for most people's tastes, having a wide variety of well-known food, toiletries and kitchen goods. Carrefour is located between the seafront and the town centre and Migros at the start of the town centre.
RESTAURANTS - There is a great selection of restaurants to choose from in Altinkum - from fantastic Turkish dishes to traditional English food. However, most international cuisine is catered for here. Most prices are shown in Sterling and many restaurants and shops are happy to accept payment in Sterling. There are numerous bars where you can sit and just watch the world go by. If you fancy a boogie, there are several discos and in the height of the season the resort is very lively. You will find many bars serving snacks, all reasonably priced, throughout the day.
Most restaurants in Altinkum run a free pick up and drop off service if you are using their restaurant.
NIGHTLIFE - Altinkum literally comes to life between April and October with bars, pubs and clubs many of which are overlooking the sea. There is a variety of nightlife and entertainment to choose from ranging from lively bars, clubs to the quieter, relaxed restaurants and bars. The quieter ones are in one of the back streets with the livelier ones by the harbor or Dolphin Square.
PLACES TO VISIT
BODRUM CASTLE - Built by the Knights of Rhodes in the 15th century and dedicated to St. Peter, the castle took 99 years to be finished.
It is built on Zephyrion Island, the original site of the city of Halikarnassos. Stones from the Mausoleum of King Mausolos were used in its construction.
There are 5 towers in this castle, all of which have a name: French, English, Italian, German and Snake towers. The castle covers approximately 30,000 sq. meters.
PAMUKKALE -which is unique in the world with its cascading water from the cliffs forming, crystallized, dazzling white & Frozen Waterfalls.
The thermal waters have been used for therapeutic treatments since the Roman period. Enjoy the therapeutic hot spring waters.
MILETOS - is one of the oldest cities of Ionia. The city was on the point where the Buyuk Menderes ("Meander") flew into the Aegean Sea. Because of the alluviums, Miletos has been remote several times from sea, which explains that one can see today different harbors.
Miletos was also the city of many scientists and philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Hekataios (principle source to Herodotos) and closer to us, Isidorus, the architect of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Miletos had its alphabet recognized by the Greek world as the official Greek alphabet, basis of the current Latin alphabet.
TEMPLE OF APPOLO - This is a marvelous site and was one of antiquity's most sacred places. Many times looted and burned, the colossal sanctuary still impresses with its elegant beauty surrounded by a double-colonnaded portico. Not far from the archaeological site is the beautiful beach of Altinkum. There are local Dolmus up to temple of Apollo located in the heart of Ancient town Didyma every 15 minutes from Altinkum. If you like walking, Apollo temple of Didyma is approximately half an hour’s walk from Altinkum.
|How to get there|
|Activities near Altinkum|
|A non-refundable deposit of £100 per week is required at the time of booking. Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A £250 refundable security deposit will also be required at this time. The security deposit will be refunded once the property has been checked for breakages.|
|“We have all enjoyed a wonderful holiday here; the villa is lovely – glorious pool and peaceful surrounding. The Blue Restaurant serves great food and very good prices. The staff are all so friendly which was so nice. Victoria bar in Altinkum is well worth a visit – Thursday nights it seems they have various entertainment including belly dancing! Great fun – make use of the free collection and or car service offered by many of the restaurants, nothing is too much trouble for them all and the staff were great. Taffy’s British Boat trip was also a wonderful day out which we highly recommend. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this holiday and fantastic villa – really enjoyed it all.” Jan, Steve, Kieran and Sophie (Aug 2008)
“Lovely villa. Highly recommended everything you need for a lovely holiday.” Fan Daby Dozy Mary and Bob (Oct 2009)
“Great holiday will be back” David and Sybil (July 2010)
“Fantastic clean and spacious villa. Have had a great relaxing two weeks. Kids loved the pool. Blue restaurant well worth a visit, meals lovely and all staff very friendly and helpful. Mustafa (Pool Man) extremely helpful. Thank you Jackie and James.” Andy, Kate, George and Joe (Aug 2010)
“Thank you for a great holiday. The villa was exactly what we needed! The weather is beautiful and the people are so friendly. Mustafa has been a great help and sorted out everything we needed. Jaffa’s near lunapark fair has great food and very friendly.” Wendy, Simon, Lauren, Emily and Daniel (Aug 2011)
“Excellent villa, fully equipped. Beach at the bottom of road is lovely. (Left side of pontoon is easier to get on as less stony). The best wraps available at stall down by sea. Blue restaurant – great menu and great staff. Aldenti restaurant good food. Dolmus a definite experience. Jeep safaris great fun as long as you don’t mind getting wet! Take water pistol. Altinkum very busy and loud. Everyone wants you to eat at their restaurant and buy from their shop. If you are not interested say not thanks and keep walking. Temple of Apollo quite worth a visit and very easy to do on two Dolmus,” Doyle’s & Rolfe’s (Aug 2012)
|Prices for 4 guests
|The Aegean Coast region|
A car is not essential as there are various options for getting around. Firstly there is the private beach with bar/restaurant and is only a 2 minute walk away. The restaurant will deliver food to the villa if required. There is a dolmus (bus) that runs every 15 mins to Altinkum which is only 7 mins away, in Altinkum you will find everything from shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs.