Check this incredible beach front beach house in the heart of the sought after bohemian and very in vogue Gumusluk bay set in a snug corner of the Bodrum peninsula, this beach cottage has a beat of waves lapping the house, plus some of the area’s best fish restaurants on tap, at the opposite end of the beach are some chic jazz bars.
Facing west and producing mesmerizing sunsets, opposite rabbit Island and the Greek Island of Kalimnos, this is a Mediterranean gem and a sailors paradise, the cottage literally fronts onto the beach, one barefoot step from an early morning swim.
The property is traditionally built in stone keeping the house cool in the hottest months of the summer, air conditioning both up and downstairs ensures you keep cool, a shady ground floor terrace staged with wall to wall sofas is perfect to catch the early evening sunsets.
The upstairs terrace is perfect for relaxing in the sun from where the view of Rabbit Island and the entrance to the bay changes only with the occasional passage of yachts. A conservatory upstairs catches the sun in the cooler months offering a great spot to read a book and enjoy the view.
The cottage oozes charm with its simplicity, with an open plan living area consisting of a snug, dining area, country kitchen guest bathroom and direct access to the main terrace, there is a wooden staircase that has a lot of storage space underneath, mid way up to the first floor there is a reseeded area offering a cool open area decked out with a double sleeping area for guests, the stairs lead up to a master double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, the bedroom leads out to a conservatory and further on to a large sundeck.
A new buyer could either enjoy the existing charm of the cottage or invest in renovation with endless opportunities as demonstrated by some neighboring properties, maybe one has to actually know this location to appreciate what a rare find this is.
Because of this, Gumusluk is protected against developments, which means it has not been over developed.
Today Gumusluk retains a small-scale, relaxed and magical atmosphere thanks to strictly enforced building prohibitions, designed to protect the ancient site. Gumusluk is the perfect antidote for modern-day living, it’s a great place to unwind in an idyllic setting. Bars & Restaurants are also forbidden from playing music too loud!
The wonderful shelter of the bay provides a natural harbour for yachts and local fishing boats, and the waterfront restaurants enjoy a reputation for excellent fresh fish amongst the Turks as far away as Istanbul. Gumusluk is famed amongst many famous Turkish actors, artists and musicians who frequent the bay during the summer months.
Rabbit Island, famous for its rabbits scurrying around, offers a magnificent panorama of the bay, and separates the two well-sheltered bays of Gumusluk. It is easily accessible by a partially sunken causeway.