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Villa Derya: Turkish for Ocean Views! Brand new luxury villa with views of the sea to die for!! If you want to wake up to the views like these, well you know what to do.

  • Price from 50 GBP / Day
  • Capacity up to 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 10/31/2008

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Overview

Villa Derya (which means "ocean" in Turkish) is located in a small exclusive development on the hills near the village of Gundogan on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the intersection of the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas. It is a brand-new luxury villa just completed in August 2006.


The unique design of Villa Derya's arched roof and ottoman window came from the old Greek church which is found across the bay on `Rabbit Island`. This island can be seen from all windows facing out across the bay. The interior was designed with careful attention to detail and luxury.

This villa has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults, in 1 double room, 2 twin rooms, and a large metal action sofa bed. The sofa bed is of high quality and is very usable.

The villa contains a fully-equipped kitchen where you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils. It also has two bathrooms (upstairs and downstairs), a wood-burning fire place, dining room table and chairs for 6, TV & DVD with satellite channels.

The villa offers superb outdoor living space, French doors in the living room open up to the stunning views of the Aegean Sea and of the front garden which is laid to grass. A second set of French doors from the third bedroom opens up to a large patio area which also enjoys the same stunning views of the sea. This patio area is also accessible from the hall and has outside furniture and sun loungers for 8 people.

Another benefit of Villa Derya is the complex's INFINITY pool, which is perfect for those who love to lounge the day away by the pool and enjoy the thrill of swimming at eye level with the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
50 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
65 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
350 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
450 GBP
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Villa Derya (which means "ocean" in Turkish) is located in a small exclusive development on the hills near the village of Gundogan on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the intersection of the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas. It is a brand-new luxury villa just completed in August 2006.



The unique design of Villa Derya�s arched roof and ottoman window came from the old Greek church which is found across the bay on `Rabbit Island`. This island can be seen from all windows facing out across the bay. The interior was designed with careful attention to detail and luxury.



This villa has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults, in 1 double room, 2 twin rooms, and a large metal action sofa bed. The sofa bed is of high quality and is very usable.



The villa contains a fully-equipped kitchen where you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils. It also has two bathrooms (upstairs and downstairs), a wood-burning fire place, dining room table and chairs for 6, TV & DVD with satellite channels.



The villa offers superb outdoor living space, French doors in the living room open up to the stunning views of the Aegean Sea and of the front garden which is laid to grass. A second set of French doors from the third bedroom opens up to a large patio area which also enjoys the same stunning views of the sea. This patio area is also accessible from the hall and has outside furniture and sun loungers for 8 people.



Another benefit of Villa Derya is the complex�s �INFINITY� pool, which is perfect for those who love to lounge the day away by the pool and enjoy the thrill of swimming at eye level with the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas.



In addition to the pool there are changing and showering facilities, a children�s playground, a children�s pool and a poolside food and beverage service station. Perfect for typical Turkish lunch items and drinks!

Address:
10 Heredot Villas, Gundogan, Gundogan, Turkey
Accommodation located in:
coastal, mountainside, near cultural interest, near diving spot, near fishing area, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near the beach, near water sports, rural, village!

Amenities & services

GundoganCovered with colourful flowers all year round, Gundogan means `the Sunrise`. Famous for its ancient rock cemeteries and rock formations, it is a small town on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Some imaginative people believe that these rock formations are, in fact, the remains of an ancient zoo built of stone. There may be truth in this., as Gundogan is located very near to the ancient Lelegian city of Madnasa. These historians of antiquity say that the Lelegians were skilled in stone work. If you look carefully at these rock formations with a little imagination thrown in then you may see the wild animals of the ancient zoo carved in stone!

It is an important town for fishing, sponge diving, olive and tangerine growing. The old and new settlers have protected the character of the place. They have not touched the houses surrounded with trees of olive, mandarins, bananas, pomegranates and oak. The scent of orange trees welcoming visitors along the seaside still remains. Gundogan has 4000 inhabitants.

Boat trips leave from here to secluded Bays along the coast. You can catch a ferry to Didim on the other side of the Bay and watch dolphins and seals swim alongside the boat.

Situated among tangerine, olive and pine trees, intimate restaurants and cafes built on jetties circle the Bay offering traditional Turkish cuisine. Gundogan is also cheaper than other parts of the peninsula. Relax and take it easy with a chilled glass of wine or the local delicacies. There are large colourful cushions provided to sit on, on the many jetties circulating the Bay where you can chill out, people watch, sip a refreshing drink and watch the waves breaking on the rocks and children playing in the crystal blue waters.

This is a great place for snorkeling where you enter the sea from the jetties. Sit at the beach bar and watch the sun go down and witness the spectacular sunsets. There is a small harbour with fishing boats, yachts, gullets and a sailing school offering dingy sailing, windsurfing ,jetskis and waterskiing.

Across the Bay is `Rabbit Island` which has an old Greek church and standing remains of a Byzantine monastic settlement dated to the 9th Century A.D.

If you wish to be active during your stay here, you will have plenty to do - archeological trips in the area, windsurfing, under water photography, diving lessons, horse riding, walking and trekking.

History, dramatic landscape and a natural un spoilt Bay and friendly people await you! As they say `Nothing less than history, sun, seaside, nature and friendly people can be found`.

Also the Gundogan fisherman sell their catch to the local sea front restaurants, so ask what is available. Simply delicious.
Nightlife - While there are some bars dotted along the harbour front, nightlife in Gundogan tends to be quite low key with most evenings spent savouring a satifying meal or sitting out with a cool beer or a Gin and Tonic in hand watching the sun set on another day.



BODRUM



The seaside town of Bodrum, with its white washed villas is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated resorts on the Turkish Riviera.

Buildings are restricted to two storeys an can only be painted white or constructed from natural stones. Bodrum effortlessly combines ancient and modern, offering 2 beautiful beaches, water sports, a brand new marina, excellent shopping, traditional bazaars, dining and nightlife alongside its proud cultural and historical heritage.
It is famous for its vivacious, friendly and bohemian atmosphere. Intimate seaside cafes with magnificent views of the 15th Century castle mingle with the energetic and buzzing street side bars, international restaurants, shops and boutiques.

Bodrum`s St Peters castle houses lots of history to include a torture room, a cistern, Turkish baths and 14 skeletons. There are trips by hydrofoil or ferry to the Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes. The Black Island is also just opposite the town where you can have a mud spa.

Bodrum offers all the facilities of a major town all year round. This is the �playground� of the rich and famous and many actors and actresses holiday here.

It is a shopper`s paradise and a cosmopolitan all year round holiday destination. Haggle for purchases with the local traders, buy designer clothes at a fraction of the price at home. Or stroll along the marina and stop and enjoy traditional Turkish coffee or cuisine in the cafes or restaurants.

It also has the largest open-air nightclub in Europe called the Halikarnass. It is the biggest, trendiest and most stylish club with the setting, the laser show and the no-expense-spared floorshow.



Scuba Diving expeditions off the ancient coastline.



Or for a relaxing time:

A session with a Turkish Masseuse, a traditional Turkish Bath for a real scrub down, sunbathing, watching the world go leisurely by as you sip a chilled drink on the intimate cushioned Gundogan jetties. A gentle boat cruise around the coast.



Things to do:



To maximise your enjoyment whilst being in Turkey we have put together a suggestion list. These would enhance your holiday experience, making it more magical!

1/ Explore the amazing 600 year old Castle of St Peters at Bodrum Harbour.

2/ Gentlemen - Try a cut throat razor shave at a local barbers - the closest shave you will ever have!

3/ Visit the Greek islands of Rhodes or Kos by hydrofoil or ferry.

4/ Dance the night away under the stars at the Halikarnas Nightclub!

5/ Indulge and pamper yourself with a Turkish Hamam bath.

6/ Visit the atmospheric local markets for all those purchases.

7/ Indulge in a boat trip visiting all the little bays and coves for swimming and snorkeling.

8/ Treat yourself and visit the prestigious jewellers to buy some gold, silver or diamonds.

9/ Visit Dalyan and experience the mud baths, see the tombs set into the mountains at Caunos and then sunbath on Turtle beach.

10/ Stroll through the beautiful harbour and marina at Bodrum and enjoy the atmosphere of the narrow streets.

11/ Dine at the stunning location of Bodrum Marina Yacht Club, enjoy the cuisine or have a chilled drink whilst a live band plays to you with stunning marina views. (see restaurants recommendations)

12/ Join in some belly dancing at a Turkish night.

13/ Splash away at the 2 Waterparks on offer in Bodrum.

14/ Visit the Ancient City ruins at Ephesus.

15/ Take a trip to the awe inspiring sight at Pammukale.

16/ Try the local Turkish Delight, Apple Tea and local coffee.

17/ Shop in the narrow winding streets of Bodrum Old Town, the Marina and the Oasis Shopping Centre.

18/ Dance away on the floating Catamaran nightclub with the glass dance floor.



AQUA PARKS

There are 2 aqua parks in Bodrum. One is called Aqua park Dedeman which is located on the main road to Turgutreis. The other is called the Icmeler aqua park. What can we expect?What can we expect?



Weather

Bodrum has a typical Mediterranean climate with its low humidity, although it is really hot in the summers. In winters it is mild and rainy, and in summers it is pretty hot and dry. Bodrum is perfect for summer travellers!



Rainfall averages in Bodrum in cm - Jan 7.0, Feb 6.6, March 7.7, April 4.3, May 4.7, June 0.4, July 0.01, August 0.01, Sept 1.2, Oct 2.4, Nov 6.7, Dec 10.7.



What about visiting Bodrum in Spring and Autumn?



Bodrum is an ideal place for special interest activities especially during Spring and Autumn with its soft and warm climate and beautiful natural habitat. In Spring you`ll have the chance to observe a different Bodrum, green with flowers and local herbs everywhere.



I have heard I need to obtain a visa?



Before you go through passport control you need to pay the local charge for your visa. The Turkish Government levies a �10 per person charge (incl. Infants) for a visa to all British nationals arriving in Turkey



What currency is required?



Sterling, Lira, Euros, Travellers cheques or credit cards? The answer is everything is accepted, but it will be better with the lira when going to restaurants, markets and booking boat trips with the boat owner.

What is the crime rate like?



Turkey is very safe with its crime rates far lower that most European countries, including the UK. You should be wary of pick-pockets in major cities and tourist resorts, but street crime is actually very rare! property crime is also very unusual.



Bartering in markets and shops, how do I do it?



Ask the price then offer 1/3 of that price, when the shop owner refuses, offer 40-50% of the original price, gradually increase your price to meet in the middle, if the shop owner won�t accept a reasonable offer, walk. You may be offered water, soda coffee or tea to drink at the shop. Do not hesitate to accept this without a sale, but if alcohol is offered, the shopkeeper generally expects a sale. Generally don�t pay more than 60% of the asking price and never accept the first price offered.



Dolmuses - how do I use them?



The Dolmus (dolmush) is typically Turkish and can be found everywhere. These are mainly minibuses travelling relatively short distances. A dolmus usually waits and starts in the bus station (Otogar) until it is full and then leaves. You can board a dolmus anywhere on its route by signaling it to stop for you. Similarly you can get off at a convenient point anywhere along the route. The destination of the dolmus is posted in the windscreen. There are services to all places on the Bodrum peninsula.

In summer the latest hour of departure of the minibuses or dolmus is 24.00. This kind of public transport is cheap and efficient and works very well all over Turkey.The main dolmus station (otogar) can be found in the centre of Bodrum near the market. Fares start from about 1.5 YTL (about 65 pence) and will take you to all the surrounding areas of Bodrum. Schedules below are for the summer season (May-October) and show when they run and approximate journey times.



Bodrum to - Bitez - runs every 30 minutes, travel time 15 minutes, Gumbet - runs every 15 minutes, travel time 10 minutes, Gumusluk - runs every 30 minutes, travel time 40 minutes, Gundogan - via Torba runs hourly, travel time25 minutes, Torba - runs hourly, travel time 25 minutes, Turgutreis runs every 30 minues, travel time 25 minutes, Yalikavak - runs 10 times daily, travel time 5 minutes.



Is it safe to drink the tap water?



I recommend that you do not drink the tap water in Turkey due to it`s high mineral content. Tap water in Turkey is chlorinated so it can be used for brushing your teeth! Both 1 litre and 5 litre bottles can be easily purchased. The tap water however can be used for making coffee or tea as there is not a problem once the water is boiled!



COST OF LIVING - AN INDICATION -
All prices are approximate and rounded up or down.

Item Pound

Kilo of tomatoes/most veg 25p

Loaf of bread 15p

Half kilo of butter .60

Kilo of cheese 1.20

10 Eggs 50p

Litre of Milk 40p

Kilo of meat 2-3

Cafe Meal (from) 1.50

Packet of Cigarettes 76p

Restaurant Meal (from) 5

Beer/shop 50p

Beer/bar 1.00

Vodka/whiskey/gin etc 1.00

Bottle of wine 5

Soft drinks 50p





Will my plugs fit for my electrical gadgets?



The voltage here in Bodrum is 220 volts. All electical appliances may be used here but of course as the plugs here are different i.e. 2 pin circular, then you will need a treveller adapter.



Should we tip?



Turkish salaries are very low so tipping is generally expected. Between 5 - 10 per cent is the recommended amount.



What are the opening times of shops and banks?



Most shops open from 9am - 7pm Monday to Saturday, although times may vary. Banks generally open from 8.30am - 12pm and 1.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday.

What do I do if I have lost something? Or had something stolen?



If you lose anything, or have anything stolen it must be reported to the police within 24 hours and a report or a report number obtained. This will be essential if you wish to make a claim on your travel insurance policy.



What is the Turkish cuisine like?



It is said that travellers in Turkey `come for the history but stay for the food`. turkish cuisine is one of the world`s most famous, blending ingredients and recipes inherited from the territories covered by the Ottoman Empire. Turkish cuisine is a combination of Middle Eastern food (kebabs, pitta bread and houmous) and Mediterranean food (tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and grilled meat). Hot peppers, mint, parsley, dill, cumin and yoghurt are important ingredients in Turkish cuisine.



Bread is part of the Turkish daily diet. A "meze" consisting of a number of small dishes may be served before the main course of a meal. These include slices of melon, feta cheese, pickles, nuts, small portions of fish, salads and vegetables.



Soups (fish, rice, lentil), rice and wheat dishes (pilaf), meats (lamb, mutton, veal, poultry) and seafood (anchovies, sardines, mackerel, octopus, mussels) are prepared with vegetables (aubergines, artichokes, beans, beetroot, chard, chick peas, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, peppers, spinach, tomatoes).



Stuffed vegetables (dolmas and sarma), meatballs and egg dishes are popular. The kebab, marinated lamb roasted on a spit, is a Turkish favourite.



Milk puddings flavoured with orange, lemon or rose water are a popular dessert. Other desserts include fresh and stewed fruit (apples, apricots, cherries, figs, melons, peaches, quince and tangerines), pastries and sweets (Turkish Delight and halva).



Raki, an aniseed flavoured spirit, is the national drink. "Boza", another traditional alcoholic drink is made from fermented wheat berries. Beer, wines and fruit juices are produced. "Turkish" coffee is thick and black and tea is prepared over boiling water and served in small glasses.



What is the Turkish religion?



Nominally, 99 per cent of the population is Muslim. Note that it�s rude to point your finger directly towards any person, to show the sole of your shoe to anyone, to blow your nose openly or to do a lot of kissing or hugging in public.



What emergency numbers should I make a note of?

Ambulance/Medical - 112, Fire emergency 110, Police emergency - 155, rural Police (Gendarme) emergency - 156



What speeds on the roads am I allowed to travel at?



The road speed limits in Turkey are - 120 km on dual carriageways, 90 km on rural highways and 50 km in built up areas.



QUICK QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS



- What is the time difference between Turkey and the UK?

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

- How long is the flight to Turkey?

It takes 3 and a half to 4 hours depending on which airport you are flying to.

- Are vaccinations required for visiting Turkey?

No immunization shots are required for travel within Turkey.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Single beds: 4
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1

Bathroom

  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:

Extras

  • No Internet Broadband:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • No Library:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • No Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:

Extraservice

  • No House Chef:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • Yes Fireplace:

Outside

  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • Yes Swimming Pool:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:

Rooms

  • No Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • Yes Air Conditioning:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • Yes Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • Yes Sea View:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
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