Apartment in Yalikavak, Bodrum Peninsula, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Elevated Countryside Location With Great Sea Views And A 10 Minute Drive To Yalikavak.
Mimosa 2B is a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the grounds of Yalikavak Holiday Gardens, which was rated highly in Lonely Planet, Turkey. It is located in the hills between the coastal small town of Yalikavak and the village of Gumusluk and has beautiful uninterrupted views over the Aegean sea and lovely sunsets. Its hilltop setting provides a lovely cooling breeze to offset the summer temperatures. There is an excellent range of facilities for young and not so young including several community pools, an indoor pool with sun-loungers, and a larger central pool complete with water-slide, There is also a restaurant, rooftop bar, BBQ area, mini market, gym, sauna, children's play area, giant outdoor chess and tennis courts. WiFi is available on site. The apartment is suitable for both couples and families and has its own terrace and garden (complete with loungers, table and chairs) looking directly over the sea. Cots/high chairs can be ordered. Air conditioning is available throughout.
About the Owner
We are British and have been living and working in the Middle East for 20 years. Though we like Dubai where we're now based, we love Turkey (its people, its scenery, historical sites and of course its food!) and really wanted a garden apartment there with a sea view and so were delighted to find this one.
From the Owner
“We wanted an apartment which was near the sea but not in a town, but still easily accessible to restaurants and night-life when we felt like it. We also wanted facilities available on site if we just felt like a lazy day. The Bodrum peninsula was actually new to us, but we immediately liked having the choice between the buzz of nearby Bodrum town if you feel like it (There is even a golf course.) and the more laid-back style of the small seaside town of Yalikavak and village of Gumusluk. Our 2-bed, 2 bath apartment is in an award-winning development, set on a hilltop and with panoramic sea views. The views from our garden, are particularly beautiful at sunset. It is 15 minutes from the centres of both Yalikavak and Gumusluk and there is a scheduled mini-bus service from the site.”
Activity and Interests
It is a few minutes drive to the nearest swimming area. Beautiful clear water, pebble beach. Restaurant/ bar. Sandy beaches in the town and around the peninsula in both directions. Small coves to explore. Very large new marina and shopping and dining area, 10 minutes drive.
Nearest airport is Bodrum Milas airport, about 50 minutes drive. Car hire or pick-ups/dropoffs arranged on request by our on site managerط Hertz and other firms now have offices at international terminal.
Car hire is not essential, but to explore you may want a short rental which can be be arranged for you. There is also a shuttle bus service from the site to and from Yalikavak, where you can pick up buses to Bodrum for example. Also, about 100 metres from the site gate, a mini-bus runs to Gumusluk.
Nearest large supermarket is at Gumusluk 3 km away. Several others including the Turkish Tesco partner (Kipa) are in Yalikavak along with all the usual facilities. A weekly market with fruit, veg, antiques etc. is held on Thursdays and is great fun.
If you want some sea breezes you can book a place on a gulet, the beautiful Turkish wooden boats, and explore the peninsula with lunch included and time for swimming and snorkelling. Alternatively you can drive yourself around the bay and stop at little coves for picnics or lunch.
Strolling around the restaurants and little shopping streets by the beach and harbor area makes a lovely way to spend an evening. There are clubs too if you want to make a night of it. The newest nightclub is at Palmarina - the marina for super and mega yachts with a great variety of bars, restaurants, places for kids and chic hangouts!
Water sports hire is available at the beach.
Gumusluk is a little beachside village, again with a long narrow sandy beach and is famous for its fish restaurants. It is very popular with the locals on Sundays and can be reached in about 10-15 minutes by car. In ancient times it was the site of Myndos and there are still some scattered hillside ruins to be seen. You can also wade out to Rabbit Island which has also been excavated and where Roman ruins have been found.
From Bodrum (12km away) you can catch a ferry for a day trip to the Greek island of Kos. There is a water park at Bodrum not far from the nearest golf course- 9 hole. The golf course is on the Yalikavak-Bodrum road and has tennis courts as well as a restaurant and bar. There is a Crusader castle at Bodrum and other archaeological sites and museums, if you are interested in history, and of course a very lively night life in Bodrum itself as well as at Gumbet and Bitez for example on the outskirts of Bodrum.
Further afield are the magnificent ruins of Ephesus - about 3 hours drive away. Transport for this or made to measure excursions can be arranged through our agent.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact owner.
Flexible. Late checkout possible when return flights depart late.
Local management company can arrange airport pick up and drop offs or arrange car hire or deal with any problems that might arise with the apartment in the course of your holiday.
25% to confirm reservation. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to rental. Payment direct to owner's British bank account.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We are situated on the corner of the site with uninterrupted views of the Aegean. The nearest shared pool is a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. There is a restaurant and bar by the main pool and flume. If you feel like a picnic, a cool bag and picnic ware, as well as a couple of beach chairs, are provided. There are some DVDs, books and a BBQ, while for the kids, there is a small paddling pool for toddlers as well as a few games, floats etc. for children. Pick up from the airport can be arranged as can a welcome pack of basic groceries. Car hire by the day can be arranged by reception if you wish to be independent but don't want the responsibility of a car for the whole period. If you prefer, reception will organise transport, e.g. to Ephesus, Bodrum or Kos..”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- near the sea
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 family bathroom with bath/shower, wc. Ensuite to double bedroom with shower, wc.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds, double sofa bed in living room (best for 1 adult only - or two children). Wardrobes and 4 drawer chests in bedrooms. Master bedroom has a wall mounted safe.
- Golf ...
- Outside: On the terrace there is a table with 5 chairs. There are also 4 sun loungers with mattresses and an umbrella. A small wheeled BBQ is also provided. in addition there are two folding chairs which can also be used at the beach or for picnics. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen except beach towels are provided. A change of towels/sheets will be provided if the rental longer is than 1 week. A laundry service can be organised through Reception as well as a cleaning service as additional paid-for services. Other: Hall leading from living room/kitchen to twin room and family bathroom. Separate hall with lockable door connecting master bedroom and en-suite bathroom.