Built on the steep hillside Villa Emma enjoys some of the most spectacular views on the Bodrum Peninsula. Looking out across the Aegean Sea towards the Greek Islands of Kos and Kaliminos one can just about make out the famous Rabbit Island, a short bus ride away. Villa Emma is one a number of properties that make up the Karya Elveri community set amongst Olive trees and abundant flowering shrubs and red, pink and white climbers. A small jetty at the base of the hillside provides sheltered bathing, parasols and sun beds and of course a bar serving drinks, traditional Turkish snacks, pancakes and refreshments.
A car is recommended but an extremely efficient bus service operates practically every 15 mins until dawn taking you just a few miles or all the way to Bodrum. Taxis are also an option. The nearest bus (dolmus) stop is approx 10-15 mins walk away as is the nearest shop.
The four bedroom property is situated on 2 floors with a ground floor and 1st floor terrace so that you may enjoy magnificent views whilst indulging in a light breakfast, lunch or BBQ. The upstairs terrace is the perfect place later in the evening to sip a cool glass of something and savour the twinkling of the stars above and countless lights below and all around. Both terraces have exterior lighting and the kitchen terrace has its own BBQ with purpose built chimney to ensure those chicken, meat or fish (balik) dishes are cooked to perfection. There is a hardwood table and 6 dinning chairs.
The entire flooring area of the villa was recently retiled with ceramic and marble stair tiles to recreate the authentic Turkish look.
Likewise the entire kitchen was replaced with solid wood cabinets and granite work surfaces. There is a large fridge with freezer, a hob with three gas rings and one electric and also a combination grill oven.
Air conditioning cools the three upstairs bedrooms and a large fan unit the downstairs lounge area and ground floor bedroom. All the utensils pots, pans, crockery and accessories you would normally expect to find are accommodated in generous cupboard space inc kettle toaster etc.
The ground floor is open plan with further dinning areas (table and six chairs) breakfast bar (four stools), open fireplace and lounge area 2 bed settees. There is a large TV with satellite connection and a cd/dvd player. You will find a selection of CDS DVDS and books to enjoy.
There is a bedroom with a large double bed on the ground floor and a recently retiled shower room basin and toilet. A chilled water dispenser will help keep you hydrated. You will also find an iron and ironing board and a hairdryer.
Upstairs bedroom one has a double bed and doors leading on to the top terrace. Bedroom two has 2 single beds and bedroom three one single bed. There is generous wardrobe space available.
Another refitted retiled bathroom with shower and washing machine. The upstairs terrace has its own chairs and built in bench area to relax in.
The swimming pool is open June to October
Gumusluk and the Bodrum Peninsular
Gumusluk is a favourite peninsula village, 30 minutes drive from Bodrum. Its situation, on the site of the ancient city of Myndos has ensured that no large scale development has been allowed. Like many of the coastal villages it is divided in two, with one part inland and one part at the sea side. Divers will tell you that Gumusluk is the best place for snorkelling, in the calm waters of the sheltered bay all sorts of sunken ruins can be found and there is a causeway, sometimes above water, sometimes below, to Rabbit Island where almost tame rabbits run around. To one side of the headland is a sandy beach with beach side restaurants and sunbeds and a short walk through the little lanes with craft stalls and grocery shops will bring you to the other side where the famous fish restaurants, with their tempting displays of locally caught fish, are perched right on the shoreline. A small Byzantine church above the beach is now a cultural centre with a regular programme of concerts and exhibitions.
Gumusluk is famous for its fish restaurants. People from all over Bodrum Peninsula visit the place for having a great fish lunch or dinner. You choose it from the display do the bargaining and they bring it to you the way you love it, broiled, grilled or fried. Gumusluk has a small authentic place where art workshops are organized.
No other area on the Turkish Aegean coast provides the visitor with the opportunity to experience traditional Turkish life only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of a modern tourist center.
One of the unique features of Bodrum as a holiday resort is that in addition to the active recreational opportunities available by day and the unequaled Bodrum nightlife, so many more tranquil bays, beaches and villages are available to enjoy.
You will find the little town of Turgetreis at the western tip of the Peninsula. Named after the famous admiral, Turgut Reis, this is a 'stroll' town in its own right and combines a compact town center with several long sandy beaches. This part of the coast is favored by professional wind surfers as the winds are generally stronger here.
Alternatively, you can shop for bargains under the stars! Yalikivak, Turgetreis and Bodrum enjoy a setting amidst
Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean,and perhaps the best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary,accompanied by St. Paul, came to Ephesus at the end of her life,circa 37-45 AD. In 1967 Pope Paul VI visited the site, where a chapel now stands, and confirmed the authenticity of the legend. Also the Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus. St. John is said to have lived the last years of his life here and after his death, a shrine was located over his grave .
Olu Deniz is one of Turkey's most scenic coastal resorts. It is probably Turkey's most photographed beach. The main beach is a wide stretch of white sand and shingle down to the crystal, turquoise waters. From the beach you can arrange your choice of activity which includes paragliding
and many watersports.
The lounge has two sofa beds