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Hidden Garden Villa, Turgutreis Bodrum, super family villa with private pool

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
OUR MOST POPULAR VILLA WITH THE HIGHEST % OF REPEAT GUESTS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VILLA HOLIDAY IN A PEACEFUL QUIET LOCATION. PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE PRETTY GARDENS, WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH/SHOPS RESTAURANTS - This ticks all of those boxes! There are even two pet tortoises (Fred and Ginger) in the grounds. This is a beautiful detached cottage style villa set in private walled gardens amongst mandarine trees and flowers, a riot of colour during the summer months. Large, private pool, sunny and shady terraces, 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), open plan living area and galleried landing. Each season the English owner makes updates to this house. Summer 2012 saw the extension of the second bedroom which now offers flexible bed space for either twin beds or a double. During Winter 2013, ...OUR MOST POPULAR VILLA WITH THE HIGHEST % OF REPEAT GUESTS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VILLA HOLIDAY IN A PEACEFUL QUIET LOCATION. PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE PRETTY GARDENS, WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH/SHOPS RESTAURANTS - This ticks all of those boxes! There are even two pet tortoises (Fred and Ginger) in the grounds. This is a beautiful detached cottage style villa set in private walled gardens amongst mandarine trees and flowers, a riot of colour during the summer months. Large, private pool, sunny and shady terraces, 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), open plan living area and galleried landing. Each season the English owner makes updates to this house. Summer 2012 saw the extension of the second bedroom which now offers flexible bed space for either twin beds or a double. During Winter 2013, the shower room has been transformed to a super luxury shower room. 2014 Saw the rebuild of the second shower room and in 2017 the kitchen was refurbished. No surprise this house gets the highest percentage of repeat guests, they come back year after year...... If you see dates are unavailable, why not look at The Hideaway Villa in Gokcebel, Yalikavak, which is very similar to Hidden Garden, or contact us for more details. Outside, the Hidden Garden, and private pool are pure delights. Hidden Garden - because that's just what it is. A hidden garden behind a walled and gated entrance, offering peace, seclusion and tranquillity - yet minutes walk to supermarkets, shops, beach and amenities.The villa is easily accessed by road or on foot and has a parking space outside the gate to its entrance.If you see your preferred dates unavailable. Please make contact for alternative similar properties The prize-winning beach of Turgutreis, is just 10 minutes walk away. On Saturdays, the town hosts the biggest market (pazar) in the area, where you can mingle with locals and tourists alike bargaining for items of clothing, fruit and veg and articles of interest.The English owner of the house has put care and effort into the design and decoration of the property, his love of antiquities shows inside and out. He has taken care to incorporate elements of local architecture and lifestyle such as open plan and split level features, antique marble ornaments, local Anatolian handicrafts, Italian tiles and stone walls.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Kings
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Annie Burnett (Property Manager Peninsula Villas Bodrum)
Hosting since October 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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hamishb866
hamishb866
Wichian Buri, Thailand30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Probably the nicest holiday villa I have ever stayed in.
I thought it may be worth mentioning that I owned a villa in Turgutreis for over 20 years and only sold it about 5 years ago.If it had been half as quiet and lovely as the Hidden Garden Villa, I am certain that I would never have sold up! Other reviews have already mentioned the lovely pool ,garden and absolutely charming house so I will say nothing more than they are 100% correct.I would add that my wife and I appreciated the fact that there are two bathrooms with showers so there was no fighting when getting ready for an evening out. We stayed right at the end of the 'season' so the town was relatively tourist free.I really appreciated the quieter atmosphere and we spent the evenings catching up with old friends.The weather was sunny and warm during daytime and really quite cool in the evening. Back to the villa.Apart from the tasteful antiques and artwork,the villa is extremely well equipped with hardly anything you would not expect to find in your own home.It is very obvious that James ( the owner) cares a lot about his house.But it is also obvious that he cares a great deal that his 'guests' are happy and having a good time. Although we did not really require any extra help, I feel sure that he would have been there in a flash should it have been needed.James came round twice .Once to say hello and again to clean the pool.On both occasions he found time for a coffee and a chat,and I really enjoyed his company. The booking process ran very smoothly via Annie at Peninsula Villas.Annie was extremely helpful and very quick to answer any queries.When I requested an extra night due to a flight change,it was no problem at all.James had returned my deposit by the time I got back home. In summary,we had the most quiet and relaxing time that I did not think I would ever find in Turgutreis.We hope to return the year after next,as long as the villa is not fully booked! Many Thanks James and Annie.
Visited October 2017
Written 25 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector720426
Connector720426
Dear Hamish, thank you so much for your lovely Review, what a way to end the 2017 season. I have made sure James sees this and forwarded it to him. We weren't aware you used to own a villa in Turgutreis and are so pleased you enthused about Hidden Garden as a former villa owner yourself. You are right, James does care about his villa and we at Peninsula Villas Bodrum do too. We get many repeat guests and would welcome you back any time. We're already taking 2018 bookings and, have taken a 2019 one too from a repeat guest wanting to ensure he gets the dates he wants. Hope to 'see' you again another year and thanks again for the lovely review. Annie, Peninsula Villas Bodrum
Written 30 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gulay S
Gulay S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blissful
We were so pleased with hidden garden we didn’t want to leave. This was the first holiday we have had where that has happened as we normally get restless staying in the same place for more than a few days. Hidden garden was so refreshing and relaxing we couldn’t get enough of it. So much so that we had planned to eat out every night but all we wanted to do was to stay home. Everything is perfect there, we had all we needed. We had the peace and quiet we were after; James has made it such a pretty place with the trees and flowers I still can’t get over the smell of the jasmine! There is absolutely nothing I would want to change there! Wish we could still be there! We definitely recommend hidden garden and Peninsula Villas, Annie was so helpful and reassuring while making the choice. Will surely be using them again.
Visited August 2017
Written 10 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector720426
Connector720426
Hello Gulay, thank you for your kind words about Hidden Garden Villa and our services. So pleased you enjoyed your stay too and the magic of HG kept you there during the evenings as well as the day time. You are joining the long list of those wanting to return, indeed, we have taken 2018 and, wait for it, 2019 bookings already from repeat guests wanting to ensure they secure the dates they want. Bye for now and look forward to welcoming you again another time Annie - Peninsula Villas Bodrum
Written 12 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fred N
Fred N
Rothbury, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another break in paradise
This was our second stay at Hidden Garden villa, and from start to finish everything was just as good as we remembered it ! The villa is so private and secluded it is perfect for a relaxing break, yet it is only minutes walk from the beaches bars and restaurants in Turgutreis. The booking process is trouble free and Annie at Peninsula Villas Bodrum is on hand to help with any issues you may have (although I cannot think of any!). The owner James is in regular contact to check that all is well and he is at the end of a phone if you should need him. He has paid great attention to detail at the villa and it certainly shows. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked to return next year.
Visited September 2017
Written 2 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector720426
Connector720426
Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation following your second stay. Those reading this review should know you have already booked for 2018 and 2019 too. That is the power of Hidden Garden villa in Turgutreis! Like yourselves, guests return year after year, it really is a super holiday villa. Looking forward to welcoming you back again and so is James. Regards Annie at Peninsula Villas Bodrum
Written 6 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Latrigg
Latrigg
Carlisle, United Kingdom31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic
We already knew the villa and owner from 8 years ago prior to it being to rent, so generally we knew what to expect. However, it surpassed our expectations in every respect. This really is a wonderful place to stay. James cares enormously about the house and the garden, and about who stays there, without being intrusive. It is only a short walk into the town and seafront with its array of restaurants and shops. We love Turgutreis, and although there has been quite a lot of development over the past few years, we felt that it had retained its character. All in all, a brilliant relaxing holiday.
Visited July 2017
Written 8 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sumer K
Sumer K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful seclusion
This was my first time vacationing in Turkey, and I found The Hidden Garden on trip advisor for our honeymoon! We booked and paid through Annie Burnett via Peninsula Villas- she was always there to guide us. I was excited and when we arrived, the villa definitely met all our expectations and more! The garden is very intricate and beautiful, the pool spacious, and the building itself a perfect size for us- it's even good for a few more people too. Every need and utility is there- from kitchen items and foods, cleaning supplies, basic comforts supplied in the guest room (towels), and bathroom necessities, etc. James made sure to wait for our arrival, and show us around the must-see spots downtown. He was always there for our questions, came over if we needed anything, and updated us whenever there was maintenance of the house. The tortoises were a delight to feed cucumber. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and so is the marketplace. Both were amazing and beautiful. In all, our honeymoon was wonderful and I'm completely satisfied with my experience. Thank you!
Visited July 2017
Written 31 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jan J
Jan J
Oxford, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Still Perfect!
This was our 4th visit to Hidden Garden Villa. It is absolutely perfect for us. The garden is private and secluded yet the villa is close enough to the town to enjoy the shopping and restaurants. Booking is easy with Peninsula Villas Bodrum, who also arranged our transfer. We look forward to coming back again. 😁
Visited June 2017
Written 24 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector720426
Connector720426
Thank you for your comments Jan. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Hidden Garden again, James will look forward to seeing you again next season. Until then, take care Annie and Ian - Peninsulavillasbodrum
Written 26 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lesley752
lesley752
Leatherhead, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfection
this was our second stay at the villa and once again we had a totally relaxing time. The villa is clean and tidy and has everything you need for your stay. The location is perfect as it in walking distance of shops bars restaurants and the beachfront so no need for taxis. James is very helpful and cares a lot about his guests happiness and is always there should you need help/advice. The service from Peninsula Villas who we booked through was first class and we will be returning. A gem of a find !!!!
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire296386
Inspire296386
Thank you for your continued support Lesley and good to hear you enjoyed Hidden Garden again this year. We are always delighted to welcome back repeat guests and look forward to having you stay again another year, Annie Peninsula Villas
Written 20 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fred N
Fred N
Rothbury, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This villa is paradise if you want a relaxing holiday
From the initial booking until after the holiday the service from the managers and the owner has been excellent. James the owner has been attentive without being obtrusive and has really thought of everything at the villa. We have stayed at dozens of villas but this is the best equipped we have ever experienced. The villa is in it's own private garden with a small orchard and a large patio dining area adjacent to the good size pool. It is so secluded you cannot help but relax. Although it is very private it is also close to the town centre, beaches, bars and restaurants, which are all within ten minutes stroll. The town is quite small but big enough to have a choice of at least twenty restaurants a dozen bars and a lovely marina. There is a great bazaar with shops open from 0930 until very late at night, and a big market every Saturday. Perhaps the highlight of the visit are the two resident tortoises who call by regularly for lettuce, cucumber and fruit. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked to return next year.
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 9 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle C
Michelle C
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
Such a beautiful private villa. The villa is in an incredible location just a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants and bars. The private pool is wonderful. The villa has everything you will need. We are repeat guests because we loved it so much. A true gem.
Visited August 2016
Written 28 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dennis A
Dennis A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden Garden is a Hidden Gem!
Absolutely perfect. James is one of the friendliest and most helpful persons I have ever met. Finding the villa was simple and James was there to meet and greet us with a smile and loads of help. He even took time to help us with finding provisions at 11:30 PM and his fluent Turkish and genuine desire to be of assistance came in handy during our stay. Our security deposit was already in our account the day we got home! Thank you James. We booked the holiday in June for a late July departure. We looked at several possible villas in the area. We feel so fortunate that we chose Hidden Garden as we saw some of the other places we had looked at and although very fancy and modern, they were all located in huge villa complexes and rather soulless. Not so, Hidden Garden. It sits on its own, with a beautiful walled garden and private pool, within a two minute stroll of all amenities. The villa was just the right size for two teenage girls and my wife and me. It was an oasis of calm to come back to and all four of us made good use of the pool! We loved meeting and feeding Fred and Ginger, and had a lot of fun as a family just lounging around in the patio area after dinner. We felt wonderfully safe both in the villa and everywhere we went during our 10 day stay. We have been to Turkey 6 times and one of the many reasons we keep returning is that we always feel safe. We find the Turkish people to be genuinely warm and welcoming and in spite of recent events, we found that nothing had changed. We treated our hosts with respect and we were rewarded with kindness and laughter wherever we went. We felt so sorry for the locals who were suffering from the downturn in tourism. Having said that, our Easyjet flight out was fully booked so if you are thinking of a last minute break, book early. We always hire a car, so it was easy to visit places like Bodrum and nearby Gumusluk. Can highly recommend both. Even without a car, the Dolmus minibus station is a one minute walk from the Villa and they provide excellent inexpensive service to just about anywhere. We love to be out at sea when we go to Turkey so we did two full day cruises, one with 30+ guests from Bodrum (thanks for your help arranging it James), and a private cruise from Gumusluk (Ata Boat). Both were unforgettable and not a noisy pirate boat in sight! Watersports are available a ten minute walk from the villa. The girls did para-sailing on the last day and had a great time. Only TKL 200 (£50) including a great video and photos. The local restaurants are great and literally cater to everyone's taste. My wife and the girls enjoyed a day of pampering (manicures, pedicures, hair-braiding etc.) and I had yet another wonderful shave and a haircut Turkish style! If you have never experienced this, you must do it guys. I find it one of lifes' great pleasures, so I avoid shaving for two or three days before finding a local barber. Bodrum airport is beautiful and we were really pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and duty free on offer when we were waiting for our flight home. We used Fox Rental Cars (who are in partnership with Erboy) and their service was excellent. We booked this Villa through Peninsula Villas, and can highly recommend their services. Annie and her husband went out of their way to provide us with an excellent holiday. I was a bit worried about some of the villas we looked at on other websites, fearing they might be scammers. But we felt immediately at ease once we had found Peninsula Villas. The only negative that we all agreed upon? We couldn't stay longer.
Visited July 2016
Written 6 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspire296386
Inspire296386
Dear Dennis & Siobhan WOW, what lovely feedback from you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at HG, most do and return each year. We will pass on your feedback to James, he will be delighted. James has worked with us since 2007 and we seem to have a winning formula with HG. Each winter James spends time improving the villa whether it is a refurb of a bathroom, new pergola roof, or pool re-tile, all to make the house and outside areas more comfortable and appealing for guests. It certainly does too as the villa is always in demand, even during the difficult years such as last year and this one. Enjoy the rest of summer and if you wish to return to HG next season to see Fred and Ginger, we're happy to welcome you back. Best wishes Annie and Ian Peninsula Villas
Written 7 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighbourhood
Turgutreis, on the Bodrum Peninsula, is named after Admiral Turgut Reis who was born in the village of Karabag which overlooks Turgutreis on the hillside above the town and where there is a statue to the Admiral in the village square. Turgut Reis was also known as 'Dragut' he died of his wounds at the siege of Malta on 23rd June 1563. The town holds a three day festival around June 23rd each year, when Turkish navel warships visit the bay and military bands and entertainers hold concerts in Ataturk Square. There are large supermarkets and numerous local shops. There is also a new marina opened in 2005 which houses a string of bars and restaurants, cafes and shops. You also have an open air cinema where you can sit back and enjoy a movie while sipping a cocktail or beer etc. Turgutreis is a quieter option to the more touristy resorts close by such as Bodrum, Bitez and Gumbet. There is a good beach and as it is on the tip of the Bodrum peninsula the water quality is very good due to the currents passing through between the headland and adjacent islands. The Greek islands of Kos, Pserimos and Kalymnos are close by and from June to October the ferry leaves Turgutreis for day visits to Kos (takes 45 mins). In Turgutreis petty crime is almost nil. The town is safe and even walking around the markets there is a feeling of security. Buildings in Turgutreis are almost exclusively low rise meaning the view to the water is unimpeded from many places in the town. To the tourist, the town has three main areas: 1: The beach 2: The square beside the mosque and the seaside restaurants. 3: The backstreet and market shopping. The beach itself is a slim sandy beach not overly long and yet never too crowded even in August. The beaches are operated by the restaurant behind and all sunbeds are free. The standard of service on the beach is superb with all restaurants employing staff to work the beach. Turning up to the beach, you will be greeted by friendly faces keen to find the sunbeds and parasols of your choosing and locate them to the patch of sand you most want to settle on. There is an etiquette here. These beach boys will work hard to make your day pleasant and genuinely do care. The etiquette is that you will buy your drinks from the restaurant serving you - simple manners really. I found that the service was not at all pushy and the drinks, being so reasonably priced were quite pleasant on the beach. The square in the centre of town is stunning and comes alive at night. On one side are the boats with their captains constantly encouraging custom. The prices of the boat rides really are superb. A whole day out on the water calling in on little islands to swim in the sea and snorkel with fishes costs approx £12.00 for an adult. This price is a full day trip with lunch included. On the other side of the square is the mosque and the run of restaurants along the front. All these eateries are superb but when visiting it becomes easy to get hooked into one place due to the excellent standard of service. The back streets and Saturday market are buzzing with places to eat and drink cheaply and bargains to be had. The rule here is always haggle. Do it politely and you will be well received. Most places settle on a price about three quarters of the list price. Local buses ( Dolmus ) go to most local villages as well as Bodrum and are a cheap way of getting around. Other towns worth a visit by bus are Yalikavak, Gundgoan, Gumusluk, Akyarlar, Karaincir and buses to these run about every 20 mins or so until late at night.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
During the summer months, many charter flights fly into Bodrum Airport which is the nearest airport, (approx 45 mins drive from the villa). Private Transfers - can be arranged by a fully licensed company we work with, please contact us for information. The driver knows the location of all our properties and can also hand over the key. Each way cost: GBP60 for up to 4 people Taxi - A taxi from Bodrum airport to Yalikavak will cost approx GBP50 each way for up to 3 people.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Refundable Security Deposit of GBP350 required either cash on Arrival to the owner or to be paid at final balance stage and reimbursed by bank transfer to the owner.

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