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Quaint House in Alacati Cesme, a Charming 800 Year Old Aegean Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
2 bedroom, 2,5 bath home steps away from restaurants, cafes and 2km to beaches

LOCATION!!! This charming 2 bedroom 2,5 bathroom semi-detached house is located in the quaint town of Alacati, an Aegean town on the west coast of Turkey. Sleeps 4. Located just steps away from the shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes of the ancient village and only 2 kilometres away from the town's famous wind/kite surf centre, this home is tastefully decorated in the colours of the area. Bright colours blend with the sun and cool breezes to create an inviting, relaxing environment. Perfect for 2 couples OR 1 couple and 2 children (both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms), there is plenty of space to spread out. You will particularly enjoy the front terrace, and the well-maintained, enclosed garden (with outdoor shower) which provides privacy, while everything the village offers is right at your doorstep. On Saturdays, a large section of Alacati is transformed into a spectacular covered market where you can buy local vegetables, cheeses, bread, olives, as well as linens, and souvenirs.

Unique benefits of the property: A hallmark of Alacati - ancient wind-mills dot the hillside above our home. These ancient stone built structures, and their modern counterparts, bear testimony to the steady winds that have favored this region for centuries. Indeed, Alacati is a very special place. By day you'll enjoy the myriad of activities: wind-surfing, kiting, the beaches, and the historic surroundings. Then in the evening, when you return home with sun-warmed skin, the town is transformed into a chic, classy experience. Dresses come out, and fancy footwear is donned (despite the cobble streets). You'll sit amongst the ancient homes, in ancient streets, enjoying the distinctive food and flavors, while marveling at the beauty of this unmatched locale.

About the owner: I'm a Turkish-American citizen who loves to introduce others to the beauty, and richness of my culture. The style of our home reflects this fondness of my heritage. We've used original stone throughout much of the house, and added design elements that are reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time, you'll find the amenities and conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay. We welcome you and wish you an unforgettable experience! About the Name: Lady Bird House. We refer affectionately to our home in Alacati as 'Lady Bird House' in memory of my grandmother whose nickname for me was 'Mujde ugurbocegi' - Mujde the Lady Bird.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm a Turkish-American citizen who loves to introduce others to the beauty, and richness of my culture. I was born and raised in Turkey. I am an English teacher and did all of my schooling in Turkey except for my Masters Degree which I obtained in the US. I now live with my American husband and boy-girl twins in California, US.

We love to spend time in our Turkish property whenever we can! In our absence our lovely housekeepers (a local couple and their wonderful son) take care of our property and meet&greet our guests.

The style of our home reflects the fondness of my Turkish heritage. We've used original stone throughout much of the house, and added design elements that are reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time, you'll find the amenities and conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay. We welcome you and wish you an unforgettable experience! About the Name: Lady Bird House. We refer affectionately to our home in Alacati as 'Lady Bird House' in memory of my grandmother whose nickname for me was 'Mujdeci bocegim' - Mujde the Lady Bird.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"We enjoyed your beautiful house very much during our holiday. It turned our holiday into a much much better experience than we expected. Nobody will believe this, but one hot day I didn’t even consider going out and enjoyed our house and especially the patio."

Zeynep and family - Turkey
Aug 2010
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9 Reviews

4.6
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

4

Very good.

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly where we wanted to be - within easy walking distance of the old town and our cookery lesson. Also within a stone's throw of a well-stocked small supermarket, which made life very easy.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved staying at the Ladybird House!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, clean, cute and cozy home and equally quaint town. Parking was very easy since there is plenty of parking outside the house and even one in the side yard of the house for unloading beach gear, groceries, etc. The terrace was especially great for our breakfasts and evening BBQs. Our 3 year-old son loved playing in the yard. We walked down to the Saturday market and shopped for the whole week. The eggplants were our favorite. We also bought some Turkish tablecloths and towels (peshtemals) to take home. Gosleme (sp?)- the thin phyllo dough filled with spinach and feta made by village ladies in town were absolutely yummy. Thank you so much, we’ll be back!

Grace Dunwell

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great quiet place 100 m from Alacate restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Clean, giving full privacy, with beautiful place to rest outside. Place to park the car.

100 m from the center of Alacate - restaurants, shops.

10 min. by car to wonderful windsurfing spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in Ladybird house and great holidays!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks of vacation at Ladybird house and Alaçati area.

The house was very comfortable and clean. The shower outside was useful for all the stuff of kitesurfing. The house is near the center of Alaçati and that's great to go there by foot in 3 minutes! We liked different beaches (ilica, pirlanta, kite beach,...) and the archeologic sites (Ephese,..). We recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Harika Alaçati ve harika bir ev

  • 5 of 5

12 gün harika bir sekilde ben, hanimim ve 16 yasindaki kizimiz ile bu güzel, temiz, zentral konumu olan sevgi ve özenle dösenmis evde günlerimizi geçirdik.

Amacimiz kizimizin Surf-Okuluna gidip ögrenmesi ve fazla uzak olmayan Efese, Meryem Anaya, Sirinlere gitmek ve ülkemizin Kültür Zenginligine tanik olmakti.

Ekim ayini seçmemizin iki sebebi vardi: birincisi havalarin sicak olmamasi ve Kitle-Turizminden uzak ta olmamiz.

Ev dolmus duragindan ve Garajlara 200 metre, Sehire ve bakkalara 100 m uzaklikta,

Barlar ve Lokantalarda hemen iki adim ileride.

Eger kedi ve köpekleri seviyorsaniz yeteri kadar var. Pisi pisi dedinizmi hemen evin etrafini ceviren yüksek duvardan hemen iki tane bahcede size belli bir uzaklikta boy gösteriyorlar. Ayrica bahcede bir Uhu ve bir tanede utangaç bir Kurbaga ile karsilastik. Evin bahçesi fazla büyük olmamasina ragmen bütün ihtiyacinizi karsiliyor.

Evin içinde yok yok. Her sey var. büyük bir aile içinde yeterli.

Evin sahibi Müjde hanim Amerikada kalmasina ragmen her seyi Mail ile halledebiliyorsunuz. Izmir havaalanindan yaklasik bir saat uzaklikta ve ücret Transer-Firmalari ile 120 liraya geliyor. Taxi tavsiye etmem pahalli. Diger ulasim metodu Havas ile yapmak fakat Havas sizi Çesmeye götürüyor.

Bu evi Aile ile yada iki kisi gelenlere tavsiye ederiz. Kusursuz ev.

Tesekkürler Müjde Hanim, tekrar görüsmek üzere....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vedat Bey, ayrintili yorumlariniz ve guzel sozleriniz icin cok tesekkurler. Ailenizle birlikte evimiz Alacati Ladybird'de guzel vakit gecirmenize cok sevindim. Yine bekleriz. Almanya'ya selamlar! Mujde
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Charming Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The Ladybird House is a charming place easy walking distance to all of Alacati. The house is thoughtfully appointed and the caretakers are friendly and helpful. A perfect home base for exploring the town and peninsula.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the house and the location! We do our best to provide a great experience for our guests. Thank you for your stay.
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Location

From the Owner

My husband and I fell in love with Alacati when we first visited it in 2006! It was the perfect place for us both; kite/windsurfing, beautiful Aegean architecture, galleries that reflect Turkish culture and art, delicious food, approximity to gorgeous beaches. When we returned in 2009 we could not resist being a part of this charming town AND we found our lovely home in a walking distance to all of the things we love about Alacati. When you stay at our place 'Ladybird' you will understand why we feel so fortunate!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : All town restaurants, bars, cafes at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Cesme Harbor at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Izmir Otoban at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Steps away at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Ilica beaches at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Being one of the world's top three windsurfing centres, Alacati is a home to European and World championship competitions every year. The beach and windsurf centre is only 2km from our house.

Alacati is surrounded by Blue flag beaches with the clear blue waters of the Aegean. The area is also known for its thermal springs and mineral waters with its natural spas and well established spa/massage centres.

Photographers and birdwatchers will also enjoy the area. (Izmir Bird National Park and scenic drives in and around Alacati)

Alacati's cobble streets and beautiful architecture with old rum houses and windmills are very well preserved. The barns and stores are now art galleries, quality restaurants, cafes and antique shops.

The famous Alacati Saturday organic produce market and antique bazaar are not to be missed!

If you are interested in night life there are beach night clubs open during the summer with well known European and Turkish bands and DJs.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Dec 1- Jan 2
1 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
£1,025
 
 
Jan 3 - Mar 31
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£439
for 4 nights
£709
 
 
April 1 - May 31
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£507
for 4 nights
£828
 
 
June 1 - 30
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£664
for 4 nights
£1,104
 
 
July 1- Aug 31
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 7 nights
£1,340
 
 
Sep 1- Oct 31
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
£946
 
 
November 1-30
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£383
for 3 nights
£788
 
 
Dec 1- Jan 1
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
£1,025
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £236

The accommodation sleeps 4 people comfortably. We charge 25% of the rental amount per extra guest beyond 4. Please let the owner know how many people in your party for the necessary arrangements to be made.

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Facilities

From the Owner

A hallmark of Alacati - ancient wind-mills dot the hillside above our home. These ancient stone built structures, and their modern counterparts, bear testimony to the steady winds that have favored this region for centuries. Indeed, Alacati is a very special place. By day you'll enjoy the myriad of activities: wind-surfing, kiting, the beaches, and the historic surroundings. Then in the evening, when you return home with sun-warmed skin, the town is transformed into a chic, classy experience. Dresses come out, and fancy footwear is donned (despite the cobble streets). You'll sit amongst the ancient homes, in ancient streets, enjoying the distinctive food and flavors, while marveling at the beauty of this unmatched locale.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite 1
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, main house 1st floor

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, With AC and en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, With AC and en suite bathroom, beds can be made into a king

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Weekly interim clean is included in 2-week stays which includes linen and towel change. Final Cleaning: $100

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