- Buyer’s Guide
This large family villa is located in one of Bodrum’s most sought after residential areas, between Turkbuku and Gundogan. The villa and 2,850 m2 private grounds must be viewed to appreciate its location, flexible accommodation and outstanding sea views. The villa is currently laid out as 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a 5th bedroom used as a fitness room, 2 kitchens, indoor spa (for 8 people) and sauna.
Ideally situated overlooking Kucukbuk bay, the home is 3.5 km from Gundogan beach and 6 km to the popular area of Golturkbuku and just 45 minutes drive from Bodrum Airport.
Built in 2007, this private, gated villa has a stone and wood exterior and is maintained externally and internally to high standards by its current owner who has furnished the villa in traditional manor house style. Living accommodation is flexible and laid out over 3 floors, comprising entrance hall with upper and lower sea facing living rooms with fireplace, kitchen (wth access to the gardens and pool), shower room, office/bedroom. A massive sea-facing wrap around balcony runs along 2 sides of this level Upstairs is an impressive master bedroom with steps leading up to a large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower – this room has fabulous sea-views and private balcony. A further 2 bedrooms with sea views and family bathroom are on this floor. Air-conditioning and heating systems are installed, making it a perfect home for year round Bodrum living.
The lower ground floor level is the heart of the ‘social’ area of this home – the large fully equipped kitchen and internal dining area is ideal for entertaining and spills out onto the lawn and sea-facing terrace area. Outside on the covered terrace is a hot tub/spa for 10 people. The gardens lead on to the private swimming pool which has a waterfall.
The grounds are beautifully stocked with mature shrubs, fruit trees and planting, several seating and sunning areas can be found around the pool and gardens as well as a basketball court (which is shared with the elite holiday development below the villa). Below the villa is a open garage with space for 6 vehicles and maid’s quarters.
The beach at Kucukbuk is less than 5 minute’s drive from the villa.
Gundogan is located between Yalikavak and Turkbuku on the Northern side of the Bodrum Peninsula. It is 25km from Bodrum and only 7km from Yalikavak. Gundogan is a small traditional fishing town on the Bodrum Peninsula. Historically, it was known as Farilya, today it is referred to as Gundogan, meaning “sunrise”. The ancient Lelegian city of Madnasa is nearby, and ancient rock formations to the east of the town are still visible.
It is still an important town for sponge diving, fishing, olive and tangerine growing. The old and also new settlers have protected the character of the town and new developments have not touched the older houses surrounded with trees of mandarins, olive, pomegranates, bananas and oak. The scent of orange trees welcoming visitors along the sea-side still remains. The hillsides in this area of the Peninsula are shrouded in pine trees, and give Gundogan a different vibe than some of the more barren looking parts of the Peninsula. These hillsides are perfect for hiking and to explore the area for Leleg ruins.
Gundogan is where many Turkish families from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir etc have holiday homes which they visit each year which makes the town more ‘Turkish in feel compared with some of the neighboring town. However, over the last decade, Gundogan has become popular with developers investing in the area, building smart hotels and holiday homes inhabited and frequented by tourists from other countries. The area now has a very smart, cosmopolitan feel but retains its traditional charm. It is also less expensive than other parts of the Peninsula.
Restaurants, cafes and boutique hotels line the horseshoe shaped beach, some have wooden jetties stretching out from the beach over the water with large colorful cushions and loungers provided for sunbathing and dining. Boutique hotels mix with traditional eating places, giving the area a traditional and chilled out atmosphere. Relax and take it easy with the local delicacies or a chilled glass of wine.