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Superbly Equipped, Villa with Bar, Hot tub, Own Pool & Sea Views, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa - Koyunbaba Bay, Gumusluk - Plenty Of Space To Relax In Sun Or Shade, Unwind, BBQ & De-stress From Everyday Life.

Family friendly Villa Priene offers a gated entrance, parking, gardens, private pool, hot tub, huge stone BBQ and bar with fridge and ice machine. Regular visits from 2 Little Owls who come and sit very nearby and are amazing to watch! The sun deck has fab views across the bays and gives everyone the space they need to enjoy the sun or the shade, which seemed always to be accompanied by a welcome breeze. The sun rooms sliding windows convert into a sheltered chill out area.

As the owner, I stay in a nearby villa and am available to help with your queries or recommend places to go, ensuring that every need is catered for, so you can Sit back, relax and unwind and have a easy and drama free holiday! I have 2 great english speaking private drivers, whom you can hire, if you don't wish to drive.

On the ground floor it has an open plan kitchen, water cooler, a dining and living area (double height ceiling) with 3 sets of patio doors leading onto tiled covered terrace, with table and 6 chairs, overlooking pool and sea views. The utility/storage room houses the washing machine. Beds 2 and 3 are on the ground floor as is the family bathroom. The marble staircase from the living room leads to the master suite and galleria area with access to extensive wooden sun deck and mezzanine sun area. The master bedroom has en-suite and great views.

Fantastic walking, rowing boat hire, diving, windsurf hire, go-karting, camel and horse riding, thermal spas, snorkeling over ancient pottery, boat trips to wonderful bays and islands - all nearby. There is a fantastic english speaking dentist nearby. Great service and excellent rates. No long waits, get all your work done while on holiday!

More Details

Tracey Dinning
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2018

About Tracey Dinning

I am a retired IT Consultant and purchased the villa in 2006.

I take great care of the villa and want it to be home from home for you. When I have guests in the villa I live locally and am available to help 24/7.

I hope you will find it has everything you could want and more! Enjoy ......

I spend my winters between living in the villa and travelling. I am also very involved with helping the refugees and am a member of the Bodrum Humanity Charity, where we collect clothes and blankets to distribute and hand out food and sanitary packs.

I also spend time at the local Cat and Dog Shelter, and enjoy taking the dogs out for walks.

Tracey Dinning purchased this villa in 2006

Why Tracey Dinning chose Bodrum

Great villa and such a beautiful area. Lots of musicians and artists live in the area making it a very special place.

The two Little Owls, Mr Twit and Mrs Twoo are fabulous to watch, they live next to Villa Priene, and are often seen on the balcony, window cills and neighbours chimney pot.

What makes this villa unique

Fantastic bar and BBQ, so you can use the facilities at the villa and watch the sun go down!

Guestbook comments from the owner

See facebook page VillaPriene for latest reviews......


We have had the most amazing 2 weeks in Turkey and for that we thank Tracey, Martin and Villa Priene.

The villa has everything you could possibly need, we’ve enjoyed relaxing on the sun loungers reading books and the children have loved the pool. Thank you Tracey & Martin for your extra work keeping the pool to such a high standard for us!

The location of Villa Priene is perfect for quiet days at the pool and exploring the surrounding area at night. There’s so much to see, we feel we’ve only touched the surface of what’s to offer here. We’ll have to come back to finish the job!

It’s been ovely to see Tracey & martin daily and to tap into their knowledge of Turkey. You’ve given us great advice on places to visit. Your impeccable hosts!

We’re sad to go home after a perfect two weeks, in an amazing and friendly country, but we will definitely be back. Thank you x

Sarah, Andy, Imogen and Millie Rose
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bodrum in Muğla Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Due to Turkish law, all guests are required to send copy of passports or Turkish ID card to me, which are registered with the Jandarma.
  • Please keep doors & windows closed when using aircon and turn off when leaving the property.
  • I will try to be flexible with check in/out times, depending on if there is a follow on booking.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sink.
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower for you to cool off...
  • Downstairs is the the luxury fitted family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, washbasin and wc. The upstairs master suite with bath/overhead shower, twin washbasins and wc. Both bathrooms have a wonderful suspended sink with a lovely glass surface.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , on suite and access to upper terrace. Sea & mountain view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Patio door to pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Patio doors to pool
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Travel cot available. Notes on bedrooms: All beds have air-con, fitted wardrobes, patio doors leading to the pool or upper terrace with fantastic views. Master double bed has a safe, TV/DVD ,en suite with bath/overhead shower, twin washbasins and wc. Bed 2 has a double bed. Bed 3 has twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The nearby Migros supermarket has lovely Terrace Bar above it. Also cashpoint facilities and a taxi rank. Lovely bakery for morning breakfast. Outside: The villa is on an elevated position which ensures that even on the hottest of days they benefit from gentle and cooling breezes. Add this to wonderful sunsets and starry skies and you have a tranquil and picturesque setting, perfect for a relaxing and carefree holiday. Beautiful bougainvillea climb the walls of the villa. A grapevine and Jasmine climb the terraces. Utility Room: Utility/storage room. Washing machine, iron board and iron. Mop and cleaning equipment. A two wheeled shopping trolley is provided for those who want to walk back from Migros supermarket, or take the dolmus to the market! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included changed weekly. Washing machine, ironing board and iron available for own use. Other: Covered terrace overlooking pool with table and 6 chairs, outside lighting. BBQ area. Upper decked terrace & Upper tiled patio with giant bean bags to chill on. A great place for those sundowners! This is a sun-worshippers paradise. Gardens


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average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews

An absolute gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

A very clean, well furnished and comfortable villa that had everything I needed and comes with beautiful views over the Aegean sea. Villa Priene is tastefully decorated and maintained by Tracey who is extremely welcoming and willing to help where she can to ensure a very pleasant and enjoyable holiday. The roof terrace and pool area provides a spacious and amazing space for alfresco living and the new bar and BBQ just perfect for enjoying the warm Mediterranean evenings. The villa is situated in a quiet and private area of Gümüslük with a supermarket, local restaurant and beach all within walking distance and Bodrum easily accessible by public transport. There is also parking available for a car which is the ideal way to explore the surrounding area. Definitely worth the 5 star rating, definitely worthy of recommendation and definitely a place I would stay again. 100% satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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manchester, england

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

This villa is out of this world.

It's in a quiet place- just 5 villas on the site- yet it is just a 5 min walk from the road from where you can get a dolmus to the quaint fishing village, called Gumusluk, just 10 mins away.

You are also just a bus ride away from Turgetreis- for banks/ market etc, and Bodrum- where they have a big ancient castle. Also in Bodrum they have a great amphitheatre, built into the rocks, where they have concerts/ dance performances. Then again if you fancy the big footy matches then Yalikavak or Turgetreis are just a bus ride away.

The villa comfortably holds 6, in 2 double bedrooms & 1 twin. I of these has a lovely en-suite bathroom with a bath & twin sinks !

The views are great- mountains, the sea...

There is a lovely clean big private pool and there is loads of space to sunbathe... either on the ample covered decking upstairs, or by the pool.

Personally 1 of the highlights for me was lying on the decking listening to Bob Marley, drinking a Malibu & lemonade.....bliss...

The villa is fully equipped. The owner, Trace, is very attentive & really cares about her home. She is easily contactable if needed.

I can't wait to lounge around there again this summer.


  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ann. Its great you are a regular guest now and love Villa Priene and the area. See you in the summer for a sundowner!
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Great villa in a wonderfull location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Prienne is a fantastic villa fully equipped and looked after by the owner Trace, to whom nothing is too much trouble.

Perfectly located to explore the surrounding area either by car or the local Dolmus!

We are a family of four with two teenage boys and we all had a great time staying here, we will most certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, USA

Outstanding and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Trace was an exceptional host, hands down!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, perfect guests, great to meet you all!
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It was stunning,

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic.It was very clean and had everything you needed and more.Tracey was fantastic nothing was a bother to her she was a delight.I would recommend Tracey,s villa to family and freinds. There were lovely restaurants and shops nearby,outher activities not far from villa.If I go back to turkey next year I would go back to Tracey,s.Thank you Tracey for such a lovely holiday at your villa.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in an amazing location, everything you could ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family, 6 of us in total, for our first family holiday in a long time.

Both the Villa and Tracey were amazing, the villa is equipped with everything you need to have an amazing holiday and Tracey is happy to help out at any time (she even come and got us when we got lost coming from the airport to the villa).

Pool is a decent size and we loved spending our evenings on the roof terraces.

We rented a 7 seater car for our stay and I would definitely recommend getting one, as many of the places we attended all required driving too, that being said i believe that the taxis run quite local.

The locals are very friendly and we ate some amazing food at restaurants in Gumusluk and the neighbouring towns of Yalikavak and Turgutreis.

We hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sofis Restaurant Beach and SofisTeras Pizza Wine
Uncle's Restoran
Bodrum Amphitheatre
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Palmarina Bodrum
Dragut Point North Hotel
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Aquapro Dive Center
Aqua Pro has a great boat and top notch dive equipment. Spend a great day diving on the ship...
Take a day trip to the wonderful Greek Island of Symi
Gümbet Bar Street
If you want to party all night long, then Gumbet is your place! Dance like no one is watchin...
Marina Yacht Club Restaurant
Midtown Mall
Shopping, Cinema, food
Restaurant La Pasion
Look out for the great 25TL 3 course lunch specials! Great little restaurant in central Bodrum
Arka Restaurant & Pizzeria
The best pizza place, very popular so book in advance. Address: Çarşı Mahallesi, Dr. Ekrem U...
Yalikavak marina
Port Palmarina ( Yalikavak Marina) - mega yachts, designer shops, resturants. Must be seen. ...
pirates of the cactus aquapark
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Terrace Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Terrace Bar
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Koyunbaba Bay
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Go-karting is available in Gumbet. Yalikavak has a bouncy castle and soft play area and small kids amusement park. There is a Pirate Waterpark in Yalikavak too. Jet ski and windsurf equipment available nearby. Oasis Shopping Centre had 10 pin bowling and cinema.

The exclusive new Billionaires Night Club opened June 2012 at Yalikavak Marina. Scuba diving also available on the peninsular. Camel riding can be enjoyed at Camel Beach and also at the windmills at Gumbet.


There is a Dolmus stop 5 mins walk from the villa, which runs a regular service to Bodrum and the surrounding villages on the peninsular. There are many beaches to choose from both with and without water sports, to suit all tastes. There are so many that you hardly need visit the same one twice.

Victoria Bar is walking distance of the viila, in a beautiful setting on the beach, lovely restaurant, swimming pool and loungers for use of Victorias guests. Great riding school on the complex. WI-FI


The villa is located about 45km from Bodrum airport. Transfers available on request. The drive takes approx 50 minutes and is very scenic, it includes a long stretch along the coast, stunning views of Bodrum and the St Peters castle and finally glimpses of a bygone Turkey as you climb the hills that form the spine of the peninsula and make your way towards Gumusluk. Car hire is recommended to explore the area, however taxis and Dolmus are available.


The villa is located 3km from Gumusuk, 7km from Yalakavak. Turgutreis is about a 20 minute drive around the coast, and here you will find plentiful bars, restaurants and shops. There are 3 large supermarkets, banks, chemists and post office. On Saturdays there is a huge market that winds around the streets. Bodrum is 25km away. Nearest supermarket is 800m away. Cafe Bar 5 mins walk.

Further Details:

Gumusluk (on the site of the ancient city of Myndos) is the prettiest and most unspoilt village on the Bodrum Peninsula, famous for its fish and seafood restaurants and glorious sunsets. There are a plethora of fine fish and seafood restaurants which must be sampled and you can sit and enjoy your meal by the waters edge. The whitewashed houses are bedecked with flowers - some were originally storehouses for the mandarins and lemons produced locally. 'Rabbit Island' is situated in the middle of the bay and is accessible by a partially sunken causeway offering amazing panoramic views and a cooling paddle across. The Island is home to thousands of rabbits that can be appreciated in their natural surroundings. Walks around Gumusluk are invigorating and rewarding, especially in Spring and early Summer when displays of wild flowers cast their shadows and mingle their fragrance with the smell of the sea. Gumusluk is ideal for diving and snorkelling in the clear calm waters of the bay. It is possible to see the remains of the sunken ruins. The local regular bus service (dolmus) stops 5 minutes walk away from the villas. This gives easy access to Bodrum and the rest of the peninsula. The villa has private car parking space. We would recommend that you hire a car in order to experience all that the area has to offer. However, if you simply want to relax around the villa and pool, with occasional trips to Gumusluk, Bodrum and elsewhere, then the dolmus (and perhaps a taxi from time to time) will be all that you need. The villa is situated about 25km from Bodrum and about 3km from the restaurants and beach at Gumusluk.


Upon booking you agree to the fact that we the owners cannot be held responsible for any personal injuries whilst on your holiday at our villa, or for the loss or damage to personal belongings's. Children should be supervised at all times especially in the pool and surrounding areas including balconies.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds for a maximum of 6 people. A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. A £200 refundable deposit payable in advance. Discounts are available for long term lets.

Changeover Day:
There is no preferred changeover day. Guests will be required to vacate the villa by 12 lunchtime. However we may be flexible should the next guests arrive late at night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.