Royal Blue Penthouse (1A)
This is one of four properties that we are offering for holiday rental on the Royal Blue complex. Newly built (2006) to the highest standards they are situated between Gümüºlük and Yalikavak on the sun-drenched and beautiful Bodrum Peninsula on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. With only 18 luxury apartments on the complex you will always be able to enjoy the facilities without being in a crowd.
Ttwo 2 bedroom penthouse apartments (each sleeping up to 6) are ideal for a single family. We have also have 2 bedroom duplex partments sleeping up to 11so there is something to suit every party size.
Spacious and airy they have been luxuriously furnished and equipped, with attention given to every detail, to offer the highest standard of accommodation. There is air conditioning in every room but as there is a cooling sea breeze they will not be needed except on the hottest of hot days.
Bath towels and bed linen are, of course, included and the apartments are serviced weekly (or more often by arrangement).
Each floor has its own west facing balcony with a built in BBQ and outside dining area giving fantastic sea views and spectacular sunsets.
Early, late and long stay discounts are available and discounts are also given if more than one apartment is booked at the same time.
They are available to rent all year round.
Pictures cannot do this apartmnent justice as it is so large, a total of 134.9m2 and comprises of:
Entrance Hall 2.25m2
Open Plan Living Room 7m x 4.25m
Balcony 3m x 7.3m
Double Bedroom 3.5m x 4.2m
Twin Bedroom 2.8m x 3.5m
Bathroom 1.25m x 5.2m
Roof Terrace 50m2
Communal Swimming Pool 120m2
The Penthouses are stunning in every way, spacious and airy, they are 62.90m2 plus a balcony and roof terrace. Furnished in a modern Turkish style with ceramic floor tiles and air conditioning throughout.
A car parking area is provided outside the apartments. There is also outside lighting and a 24 hours security guard who lives on site. There is a communal swimming pool and kiddies splash pool on the complex.
The apartment is reached via a short flight of stairs. Inside the front door there are stairs leading up to to the roof terrace and a hallway leading to the open plan living area.
The kitchen is fully equipped if you fancy a home cooked meal using fresh ingredients from one of the markets. Complete with marble worktops and high and low units, a full sized gas cooker with electric oven, extractor hood, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, iron & ironing board, cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils. There is an extendable dining table and chairs in the kitchen and a set of chairs and a large table on the balcony to give you a choice of dining areas.
The lounge area is furnished with a comfy faux leather suite, including one double sofa bed, coffee tables, DVD player, television and satellite box and has traditional turkish curtains, rugs and cushions. There are a selection of board games, puzzles and books available for your use.
Two sets of sliding patio doors lead onto a west facing balcony with sunning views over the sea and surrounding countryside. It is furnished with a dining table and chairs and comes complete with a built in BBQ.
The master bedroom has a king sized bed, bedside tables and side lights, a triple wardrobe, a chest of drawers and air conditioning. Rugs and cushions finish the luxurious feel.
The twin bedroom has two single beds, a bedside table and reading lamp, a double wardrobe and a Turkish bedside rug.
The fully tiled bathroom has a enclosed shower, toilet and wash hand basin. There is also a plumbed in automatic washing machine. Bed linen and bath towels are provided and changed weekly but please provide your own beach towels.
The roof terrace has sun loungers and a pergola to provide shade and is very private for sunbathing. The views from here have to be seen to be believed.
This is a non-smoking apartment and smokers are requested to only smoke outside.
The Surrounding Area
Gümüºlük stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus whose seafront sections slid into the sea in some long-forgotten earthquake. Today these barely submerged remains are a magnet for snorkellers and underwater photographers. The land site is yet to be fully excavated, but traces of antiquity can be spotted in empty fields, sounding an evocative echo of a distant age. Country walks around Gümüºlük are invigorating and rewarding, especially in spring and early summer when riotous displays of wild flowers cast their rural spell and mingle their fragrance with the smell of the sea.
'Rabbit Island', situated in the middle of the bay and accessible by a partially sunken causeway, offers a magnificent panorama and, yes, a glimpse of rabbits scurrying around.
Gümüºlük's current attraction is the plethora of fine fish and seafood restaurants, a 'must' of a visit to the region. Another of its many attributes is the serenity of its nights.
Yalikavak impresses with its combination of alluring traditional charm and a sense of recognition of the importance of contemporary comforts desired by today's discerning visitor. This is what makes Yalikavak attractive to those who care for both, the old and the new.
The town is neat and tidy, and some antiquated buildings have undergone sensitive restoration and conversation to modern use, one being an old water cistern converted to a gallery displaying the works of well-known local and national painters. Another is a disused olive oil processing plant which has been refurbished and turned into an attractive souvenir shop.
Active civic groups work in concert with the municipality to promote the town and to protect it from depredation by the unscrupulous, so far achieving very positive results: the environment is cared for, services are timely and the hotels and restaurants are among the best in region.
The coastal town of Turgutreis is named to honour a native son, the distinguished Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis known in European naval lore as Dragut. Today it is a bustling municipality with many shops and restaurants and good beaches.
A scattering of islands to the West marks one of the sea lanes of antiquity where many an ancient ship foundered on barely submerged rocks. Here some of the first underwater archeological discoveries were made which led to the foundation of the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology. With its challenging, unpredictable winds and currents the area is a paradise for experienced.
Bodrum was the city of Halikarnassos in ancient times, an important port in the center of the old world, home to one of the wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum. Modern Bodrum is to Turkey, what Cannes is to the South of France. It is everything and anything you want it to be, historic, interesting, relaxing, lively and within 10 minutes of unspoiled countryside.
An imposing Crusader Castle overlooks the harbor and the International Marina. When you have had enough of the many harbor-side bars, restaurants and historical sights, there is still a whole peninsula to explore. Mountains and green valleys, traditional villages and isolated beaches, all within view of the warm clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
The are Weekly Market days in area:
Monday - Güvercinlik
Tuesday - Bodrum (fabrics and clothing)
Wednesday - Gümüslük and Ortakent
Thursday - Bodrum (food) and Yalikavak
Friday - Bodrum (food) and Bitez
Saturday - Turgutreis (food and clothing)
Sunday - Mumcular and Gumbet
For your peace of mind there is a 24 hour security guard. Guests are asked to bring their own beach and pool towels. Smokers are welcome but are requested to only smoke on the terrace and balconcy and not inside the apartment. Alongside the communal pool is a children's splash pool to keep the little ones occupied.