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Stunning Ionia House with private pool Selcuk, ( Ephesus ) Aegean Region, Turkey

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms

Beautiful Unique House With Private Swimming Pool And Stunning Views From its Three Terraces.

Friendly Traditional Neighbourhood, 5 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Town And 8km From The Beach.

Ionia House is a beautifully and thoughtfully restored village house, restorations completed in March 2013. Totally modern in design that fit's perfectly in its neighbourhood.

Ionia House provides two large bedrooms and a sitting area come dining room with wonderful views overlooking the Byzantine castle and as far as the beach.

Beautiful hand crafted kitchen, a modern bathroom and utility area. Ionia House has a spacious private terrace situated in front of the house perfect for dining and relaxing, with comfortable furniture and open fireplace, nice for the cooler days and evenings in winter. Handcrafted stone walls and niches add a beautiful ambience.

The swimming pool is situated on a spacious terrace with fantastic views over the town and as far as the beach, here you will find comfortable sun beds and a shower.

An extra terrace above the pool for enjoying the views and beautiful sunsets each evening.

Outside :

Ionia House has three terraces, All the terraces and walls are hand crafted with niches and beautiful lighting, one large terrace in front of the house with flower beds, here it is lovely to dine, there are comfortable furniture and an open fireplace, nice in the cooler months.

The second is the pool terrace with plenty of room for sunbathing and enjoying, here there are sun loungers and an outside shower.

There is a lovely separate sitting area just by the pool, views are beautiful.

The pool is 13.50 Square meters with a depth of 1.50 meters

The third terrace is a great relaxing area, with a table and comfortable area to sit or lie down and enjoy the sunsets over the castle and ocean.

More Details

About Us

Alison Morel
Ugur Mumcu, Sevgi Yolu, No 4, Selcuk, Izmir, Turke
35920 Izmir
Hermest Turizm
Hermest Turizm Tic ve San Ltd Sti
VAT Reg No4610058996

Property Manager
Alison Morel
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Alison Morel

I have lived and worked in Selcuk for many years, I originally came backpacking to Turkey and fell in love with Selcuk, Turkey, the friendly people, the beautiful sites, nature and the lifestyle.

Alison Morel purchased this house in 2012

Why Alison Morel chose Selçuk

Ionia House has stunning views of the Byzantine castle, St John's Church and as far as the beach was my main reason for purchasing this 278 square metre piece land with an old house.

Before restoration Ionia House consisted of two connected buildings, the original house and an added extra which was knocked down to make room for the lovely front patio garden.

The house was restored by local talented craftsman, stone masons and carpenters all with pride and passion under the fantastic guidance of a very talented architect.

Ionia House restorations started in July 2012 and my first guests arrived in March 2013.

What makes this house unique

Stunning views, Private pool, Three beautiful terraces. A short walk from the center of town and all the nearby sites including Ephesus, St John's Church, Virgin Mary's House and many more wonderful sites.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fantastic stay at Ionia House, what a beautiful and comfortable property. The facilities were tremendous and we couldn't have asked for more. Breakfast in the sun on the lovely garden patio and the views from the terraces were some of our highlights. The house is perfectly situated, only a five minute stroll to the center of town where we enjoyed some great restaurants and of course the beautiful sites including the St Johns Church and the Isabey Mosque. Alison, the owner of the house was amazingly helpful and arranged our airport transfers and hire car ( Very reasonable rates ) and was on hand, just a call away, when we needed anything. All in all, everything was perfect.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Selçuk in Izmir

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, heater and hair dryer Extra shower by pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double / Twin bedroom
  • Both bedrooms have handcrafted wooden ceilings, floors and furniture, vanity table built in wardrobe, and bedside tables with reading lights Bedroom 1: Double room, room to add single sofa bed if needed Bedroom 2: Twin/Double room, can be made into a very comfortable triple room with the added single sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen: and crafted kitchen fully equipped with large fridge freezer, dishwasher, gas stove and electric oven, drinking water cooler and all appliances and tools needed for a comfortable stay. Utility Room: With clothes washing machine, hot water boiler, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner and plenty of storage Cleaning: The property is fully cleaned before the arrival of guests. Additional maid service available if you choose, this is an additional cost. Wonderful private chef available with prior arrangement Accessibility I am afraid that Ionia House is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties


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Stunning Ionia House with private pool Selcuk, ( Ephesus ) Aegean Region, Turkey
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from Ionia House and we had the most wonderful stay. The house is immaculate and has everything you'd need for a very comfortable stay. Alison was there whenever we needed her. Helped us get a car, provisions for when we arrived and organised taxis. We felt very safe there and as usual the Turkish people are very friendly indeed. We would highly recommend this house and Alison. From Billie-Jo and Scott

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Alison for the lovely stay at Ionia House in Selcuk, Turkey! The house is absolutely beautiful, tastefully decorated and in a wonderful location. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, wonderful shower and dependable internet. It was a bit cool for swimming, but the pool is great and a good size. We loved all the potted plants and enjoyed eating all of our meals outside on the patio. We fell in love with Selcuk and the friendly people. The area is perfect for day trips to several other locations, but we were thankful to return to Selcuk each day. It was a wonderful family time together and a trip we will cherish and never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you millions for taking the time to write your fantastic review. I enjoyed meeting you all so much and was great fun to spend the short time we did, chatting. I never got a chance to ask how you enjoyed your horse riding on the beach, hope not too sore legs for the rest of your journey !! Best wishes to you all and hope we may meet again, Alison
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Great house in the town of Selcuk.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for two couples to stay during a short trip to the Ephesus area. We liked staying in Selcuk because it was close to the Ephesus ancient site and easy to get around for exploring the coast. The house has been recently renovated. The beds were good, bathroom nice, kitchen well equipped. There are views of the city and the fortress from the living room. The outside area was great with a pool, garden, a fireplace and ample seating for outdoor dining. Loved meeting and working with Alison. She met us at the house on our first day and helped us plan our stay. She provided additional travel services for us at a reasonable cost - airport pickup, taxi to Ephesus, ferry tickets, car rental etc. The house is slightly uphill from the town center - but all of Greece and Turkey was hilly on this trip. We own and manage several rental properties in the US so we are very picky about where we stay. Alison has done a great job to make sure her guests have a good experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very informative and kind review, very much appreciated. Best wishes to you all and many thanks agian. All the best, Alison
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Ionia House, Selcuk

A fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Ionia House was perfect for our holiday; well designed, well maintained, comfortable, secluded behind its own walled terraces and yet close to all the amenities of Selcuk. The house is stylishly renovated with all modern conveniences.

Alison Morel, the owner, was attentive without being intrusive, and provided us with lots of information of where to visit and when, local restaurants , market times ( not to be missed if you enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables and a good old browse!) and always on the end of an e mail for further advice and answers to questions.

We visited a number of archaeological sites, near and far. We ate out, barbecued at Ionia, swam in the sea and the pool. We shared the latter with the thirsty swallows who came to see us every evening whilst we had swim!

This region of Turkey was fascinating for all it's many, varied and accessible sites. The local people in Selcuk were very friendly and helpful. Shopping and eating out was inexpensive. We would strongly recommend Ionia and this region for people who like to do their own thing, get out and about and enjoy local customs and culture. We felt privileged to be in an area where there were visitors from all over the world and without falling over too many people from the UK. This was not a resort holiday, thank goodness.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic and informative review, very kind of you to take the trouble to write. Was lovely to meet you both. Take care and best wishes, thank you again. Alison
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ionia house in April of 2014. What a perfect place! Although not a huge space, this place makes use of all the nooks and crannies and outdoor space so you feel like everything is just so and flows well - we could have easily had another couple stay with us and have been comfortable. We loved the outdoor space - a retreat from the hussle and bustle of the city outside (lots of sun decks around the pool as well as places to lounge). We didn't get a chance to use the outdoor fireplace, but would have loved to if we had stayed longer!

Alison was wonderful and thought about the little things - like having a basic mobile phone available for our use so not to incur massive roaming charges on our international cell phones.

The location is also great - by being in Ephesus you get away from the generic, crowded 'box rental' properties in Kusadasi while all amenities were a 5 minute walk away. We choose to walk to the ruins and had no problems managing the walk to a from the house, around the ruins and to the grotto of the seven sleepers.

If you want to stay close to the house, you will have no problems getting around without a car - everything you need is right there. If you want to see some sites further from town, I would recommend a car rental. Alison was extremely helpful in arranging and we had no problems - the car was dropped off right to the house and we had similar arrangements for the return.

Again, can't say enough about how wonderful this property is - I could easily live here full time we loved it so much!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem...

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Iona House. It exceeded all our expectations from the pictures online. The house is situated in a perfect location, away from the hustle and bustle of Selcuk, yet only a short walk up the hill. The views are spectacular, both day and night and the property was immaculately clean. Alison was very welcoming and helpful and assisted us with booking various excursions during our stay. She also recommended excellent local restaurants and gave us good advice on the timing of visits to historical sites. The pool was lovely and private and a good place to cool off in the heat of the day. We are recommending this place to all our friends and relatives as an ideal home from home when exploring this area.

Heather, Kent (UK)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed and very kind review, I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Ionia House. I hope some time in the future you may make it back again to enjoy the house and the sites you did not manage to visit. Best wishes and thank you again, Alison
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Izmir Adnan Menderes
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Restaurant / bar
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Kusadasi, Ferries to Samos island, Greece
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Selcuk train station
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Izmir to Aydin
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many restaurants in centre of town, 5 min stroll
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Bozdag, Mountain of Boz
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Pamucak Beach 14 km long sandy beach
Car: not necessary


The nearest beach is very quiet and 14km of beautiful golden sand, by private car 10 mins from Selcuk, by local mini bus the same. Further beaches can be reached in Kusadasi and many bays can be reached within 20 - 30 minutes drive.

Special interest holidays

For anyone who loves history, here could not be better, with a huge amount of wonderful sites, Ephesus, St John's Church, Artemis Temple, one of the 7 Ancient wonders of the World, Mary's House on your doorstep, Selcuk is a fantastic base for visiting the many sites in the area.

Many opportunities for anyone particularly interested in archaeology, painting and magnificent hiking.

How to get there

Izmir, Adnan Menderes international airport is approx 50 mins by car.

Transfers can be arranged at an additional charge, Ferries to Samos, Greek island, leave daily from Kusadasi. A good day trip to be able to enjoy the different cultures of 2 close neighbours. Car hire not essential, but useful for at least some of time if planning to visit some of other locations around Selcuk. This can be arranged at very reasonable rates, enquire when booking.


Selcuk centre is only 5 mins walk into town along the old Roman aqueduct. The pretty Greek village Sirince is about 8km from Selcuk. Most of the attractions in Selcuk can be reached on foot or by local buses.

Further details

Selcuk has all the necessary shopping facilities, banks, restaurants etc, and there are some very good restaurants in town and some of the surrounding villages. Every Saturday there is a beautiful local market selling fresh produce and anything that you could need during your stay.

Guests will be met by Alison, the property manager, who is fluent in both English and Turkish, she will be available throughout your stay to help with any queries, provide information and if needed to make travel/trip arrangements. The main attractions are the historical sites locally at Ephesus, St John's basilica, Virgin Mary's House, Seven sleepers and Selcuk museum all only a few minutes drive away. It is also an excellent base to visit some of the other major attractions in this part of Turkey including Aphrodisias, Miletus, Metropolis, Priene and Didyma. All within 1-2 hours drive. Further afield, to Pamukkale and Hierapolis are well worth visiting, or boat trips from Fethiye or Marmaris can be arranged.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

I ask that non-refundable deposit = 25% of the total rental price is paid to secure your rental, the balance to be paid on arrival at Ionia House.

Changeover day
I try and be as flexible as possible to suit arrival and departure times of guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.