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Bodrum Retreat, in the Clouds, Herakleia Suite

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aegean properties you will find. Surrounded by mandarin, almond, fruit trees and grapes. Private local herb garden. Extensive natural stone patios. Swimming pool / dining / entertainment area with unobstructed views of the sea and hills. <BR><BR>This farm house, consisting of 2 floors, with separate entrances, was built years ago by master stone builders. 50cm thick walls. Windows are antique, carved, latticed wood circa Ottoman Empire 1850. One can lease the top floor, the ground floor or the entire house.<BR>This house is also perfect ...One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aegean properties you will find. Surrounded by mandarin, almond, fruit trees and grapes. Private local herb garden. Extensive natural stone patios. Swimming pool / dining / entertainment area with unobstructed views of the sea and hills. <BR><BR>This farm house, consisting of 2 floors, with separate entrances, was built years ago by master stone builders. 50cm thick walls. Windows are antique, carved, latticed wood circa Ottoman Empire 1850. One can lease the top floor, the ground floor or the entire house.<BR>This house is also perfect for 2 couples or an extended family. <BR><BR>We are new to Flipkey but have scores of 5 star reviews on other international sites<BR><BR>You can rent the Herakleia Suite (down) or the Labranda Suite (up) or take both.<BR><BR><BR>HERAKLEIA Residence: (Ground floor)<BR>One enters the Herakleia residence via a 19C. Ottoman door from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house. There is also a three meter wide sliding door (with screen) that opens to the courtyard. Facing the sliding door, on the patio, is an enchanting small decorative Ottoman marble pool and fountain.<BR>Double queen bed in Japanese tatami style, with orthopedic mattress, is tucked into an alcove within the room.<BR>Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, International and local channels and Wi-Fi.<BR><BR>Wood antique dining table and chairs for eating in the room. Reading sofa and also a rare, cushioned, antique planters lounge chair. Antique cabinet for clothes storage. Unique, Ottoman style kitchenette includes all necessary tableware and cooking accessories. Mid size fridge, grill, gas stove, microwave, etc. <BR>Bathroom equipped with rain shower.<BR><BR><BR>Either or both of the residences is the perfect family getaway or join many couples who have booked with us for their honeymoon. When available, the entire house can be booked. Truly, a romantic and magic area<BR><BR>The pool, 20 meters from the house, is Balinese in style and is surrounded by a small mandarin orange orchard. Pool is a salt water pool. Lounge chairs, stone tables, etc., strategically placed throughout the area.<BR><BR>There a a number of spots for dining outside on this large 5000 meter property (approx. 50, 000 sq ft). The owners stone house is nearby on the same property.<BR><BR>The view from the villa is north-west, looking over volcanic rock shapes and catacombs in the valley, the new Yalikavak Marina to the west and then 180 degree, unobstructed, views out to the Greek islands. There are many walking trails in the area. The village of Yalikavak offers shops and a large selection of restaurants along the waters edge. There is a good selection of shops and cafes at the international marina. Sailboats and windsurf can be rented. 10 - 20 minutes takes you to neighboring villages and 20-25 minutes to the lively town of Bodrum. Ephesus is less than a two hour drive and the ancient Mausoleum of Halikarnasus and Castle of St. Peter are both in Bodrum City. Economical car hire with airport pick up and drop off can be arranged. Blue Cruise trips can also be organized.<BR><BR>Owner has extensive knowledge of the local area, as well as Turkey wide, for sightseeing, gourmet dining, etc.<BR><BR>The harvest from the owners vineyard, below the house, begins around last week of August.<BR><BR>House is furnished with top quality furnishings and antiques.<BR><BR>More
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berna y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:78%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

This place is out of the ordinary. We spent there eight nights and frankly didn't want to leave. It is away from the hustle and the bustle of Bodrum, a haven of tranquility. The owners, Frank and Berna are great hosts, they are extremely helpful...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Ali E
Management response:Responded 7 September 2015

A review anyone would "jump for joy" for. Thank you. Thank you

Reviewed 20 May 2015

We spent two weeks in this amazing suite. It was a bargain for what you get! The place is overlooking green hills and has an amazing sea view with beautiful sunsets in the evening. Even when it is hot as hell, the trees around the...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank hanss969
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Reviewed 26 November 2014

The only disappointing thing about Bodrum Retreat was having to leave after spending two wonderful weeks in La Branda Suite. Our favorite activity was sitting out in the courtyard with our morning coffee as we enjoyed the 180 degree view. Bodrum Retreat sits some 700-800...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank travlerArizona
Management response:Responded 7 September 2015

Thank you dear friends and sorry for the ancient reply. We treasured your visit and it was also great having other guests, during your stay, with similar interests. The conversations were wonderful. The views are unchanged, the trees still provide that cool breeze and a...More

Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I stayed in the second floor Labranda suite for a week in the fall. We enjoyed th beautiful, relaxing setting. Amazingly , fine restaurants and adventures were just minutes away. Frank, the owner was very helpful with great suggestions during our stay....More

Date of stay: October 2013
1  Thank lggolomb
Management response:Responded 31 August 2014

Thank you so much for this review. Positive reviews mean so much to us and even critical reviews do help to insure we are awake and keeping the properties in tip top shape. The brochure I keep in each house is updated frequently and after...More

Reviewed 19 July 2013

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at this outstanding retreat during the beginning of July. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner Frank and his lovely wife Berna, while the staff helped us with our baggage. The Retreat is built on...More

Date of stay: June 2013
1  Thank zahras126
Management response:Responded 31 August 2014

I am certainly late in responding to your lovely and very positive review and I hope you will forgive me. It was great hosting you and we appreciate your excellent comments. We hope we can see you again one day and even if you pass...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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