Beach Side Luxury Garden Apartment


Entire rental unit hosted by Esin & Malcolm

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Located right next to the beach in a quiet residential area our spacious, contemporary ground floor apartment offers 5 star accommodation. Fantastic sea views, picturesque private courtyard c/w BBQ & only steps from the water it's a wonderful retreat.

The space
Our apartments have been totally re-built & renovated to offer spacious, bright, airy & quiet living. The décor is contemporary with modern furnishings, Bamboo flooring & high end fixtures & fittings.

The lounge room, dining area and kitchen is open plan with wonderful views from the large picture windows and sliding doors out to the sea and colourful courtyard.

The lounge has a large corner settee facing the main window and sliding doors to the garden courtyard. There is flat screen TV, surround sound stereo, coffee table, indoor plants, curtains & blinds. Special attention has been given to the lighting, with ceiling lighting, corner lamps and even curtain lighting all on dimmers; you can create exactly the mood you want!

The designer kitchen offers a U shape layout with one side being peninsular unit allowing you all to gather around while preparing meals. It is fitted with a all modern appliances including family size dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, full size fridge with freezer, a full set of cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, electric kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine. There is dimming ceiling lighting plus lighting above and below the eye-line cabinets.

The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen with table and seating for 4 people & a sideboard for storage, wine, drinks, etc. It offers the same lighting effects as the lounge.

The main bedroom offers double bed, built in wardrobe & dresser, bedside cabinets with reading lights and a massive picture window with sliding doors to a small balcony overlooking the garden. All the lighting is dimmable and the curtain lights to create a very cosy & romantic effect.

The 2nd bedroom is more like a single room but the bed does pull out to make a double. It is a proper bed and mattress NOT a sofa bed. There is a built in wardrobe, dresser, bedside cabinet with reading light and window to the rear garden.

The bathroom is spectacular with floor to ceiling porcelain tiles, a mirrored wall, large glass rain shower cubicle, glass hand basin, Bamboo cabinets and multiple lighting settings. There is heater towel rail, hair dryer and make-up lights included.

The laundry room has a washing machine and linen cupboard. In the linen cupboard you will find a full set of bath & beach towels, spare tea towels, toilet paper, cleaning materials, etc.

The courtyard and garden is one of the features that truly makes this apartment magnificent. It is filled with wonderful plants, fruit trees and flowers. With a Zen water fountain in one corner there is a seating area under the shade of the balcony so you can live outdoors even in the middle of the day. It is a tranquil area paved in stone with jasmine & rose vines, tea trees & hibiscuses offering privacy from the neighbours and street while still giving wonderful views to the sea. Behind the seating area there is a small open space where you can lay your yoga mat, exercise or wheel out the gas BBQ provided.

You have a private entrance to the apartment directly off the street. At street level there is an entrance archway with automatic overhead lighting and a mermaid mosaic under your feet. On the side of the archway there is a beach shower to wash away the salt and sand from the days fun at the beach. Then 2 steps up into atrium where the front door is set back in the shade. There is a bench seat offering storage for shoes and beach toys plus automatic lighting here.

The apartment takes up the whole ground floor of our house. We live in the up-stairs. The building has total exterior insulation, all windows are double glazed, the roof & ceilings have heat insulation plus there is sound insulation between the 2 floors. So the apartments are very quiet and are very cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Although there is full air-conditioning you hardly need to use it except on the hottest of days. Also the windows facing the street are one-way glass so no one can see in during the day, but beware, with the lights on of an evening it is like a fish bowl so draw the curtains in living room if you want privacy!

If you were wanting to stay in the winter months there is under-floor heating throughout and the apartment is lovely and cosy. This heating system also gives an endless supply of hot water so the apartment is a joy in the colder months.

Note: Wheelchair access, there is 2 small but very wide steps up from street level to the front door. After that the apartment including access to the courtyard and the outdoors area is all on one level. If the 2 steps from the street level would cause difficulties then we would be happy to have ramp made prior to your arrival.

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What this place offers

Bay view
Sea view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free on-street parking
TV with standard cable/satellite, DVD player
Free washer – In unit
AC – split-type ductless system
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bodrum,, Muğla, Turkey

Ortakent Yali (beach) is about 7km west of Bodrum Town and 2km from Bitez Beach. It is a much more quiet and natural beach than most in the area. However it is within easy reach of Bodrum and its many tourist attractions and the many wonderful sights and activities of the Bodrum peninsula.

From our apartment you literally walk out the door and about 40 paces to the beach, Ortakent Yali. This short walk is flat and once on the beach you will find it is a quiet and beautiful part of the beach. With trees on the waters edge there is only a few beach beds scattered around and a paved promenade to stroll down. Heading west you will find a few boutique hotels where you are welcome to use there facilities, beach beds, bar, restaurants, pools, etc. About 500m further on the beach get busier and you will find many waterside restaurants specialising in local cuisine, seafood and some international fares. At the far western end of the beach there are some beach clubs offering water sports and night clubs.
If you head east down the beach you will be walking with the sand between your toes. First you stroll past several private beach houses and then 100m further on there is a windsurfing school & dinghy sailing club where you can hire boards or sailing dinghies and catamarans by the hour or day. Past these you will find scattered along the beach restaurants & beach bars.

If you are keen walkers you can follow the promenade to the west and get to Yasi beach or around the small point to camel beach. Or walk to the far eastern end, over the hill and visit Bitez or Aktur beaches.

The area behind Ortakent Yali is a beautifully green and lush area, there are kilometers of citrus fruit groves with small farmlets & local growers scattered around. It is a great area to walk around and there are some fantastic little restaurants to be discovered where you can sit under the shade of the manderine trees and experience the local delicacies.

Hosted by Esin & Malcolm

  1. Joined in May 2015
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Hi, we are a married couple living at Ortakent Beach, Bodrum, Turkey. Esin 36yrs, is half English & half Turkish and grew up in Istanbul. I (Malcolm) 55yrs, am English but grew up in Australia. We have been together about 10 years. We are both quite laid back, easy going and social people.

On the 21st November 2015 our darling twins were born both healthy and bouncing, a gorgeous girl Melody and hansom boy Dylan. Obviously we are totally absorbed in them and enjoying every minute of it. While I already have 2 daughters the twins are Esin's first children.

Esin gives Ayurvedic Massage and fire dances to earn a living. She is also heavily into helping save the local herritage fruits and vegetables of this region. She is one of the founders of a local non-profit organisation that encourages and helps local farmers to grow naturally (no pesticides or chemical fertilisers) and sell these local fruits and vegetables. Together they have started a local farmers market which she helps run.

I have been living in Bodrum and running my own yacht charter business "Broadblue Charters" for about 20 years. Broadblue Charters specialses in top end cruising catamarans for one & two week sailing holidays. We have a reputation for quality craft and personal service. Sailing is my passion as well as my work.

Our ultimate goal in life is to live aboard our own catamaran and spend years sailing around the world.

We both love to travel as often as possible and explore out of the way places throughout the world. We like a little luxury from time to time but also enjoy being off the beaten track and roughing it. We spend most of our spare time in the summer sailing the Turkish coast and Greek islands discovering fantastic secluded bays and quaint fishing hamlets.

We love the area we live in and the diversity it offers. We tend to go on outings to picnic or eat out all over the Bodrum peninsular plus spend lazy days on the beach with friends. However we also like the fact that we can go for a short drive to Bodrum center and enjoy nights on the town, have a good dance and go a bit wild :-) .....
Hi, we are a married couple living at Ortakent Beach, Bodrum, Turkey. Esin 36yrs, is half English & half Turkish and grew up in Istanbul. I (Malcolm) 55yrs, am English but grew…


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During your stay

My wife (Esin) and I (Malcolm) live in the up-stairs apartment and as such are always on call for any help you might need. We will greet you when you arrive, handing over the keys and show you around the apartment and how to use the various appliances and systems. We have designed the apartment to pretty much run itself so there is not a lot to explain but most importantly we can give you information and details of local attractions, sites, services, public transport, bank times, ATM machines, etc. During your stay we respect your privacy and here we have also designed the apartment so you will hardly know we are onsite. The entrance to our apartment is totally separate from yours as is your garden space. However we are more than happy to share some time together and help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
My wife (Esin) and I (Malcolm) live in the up-stairs apartment and as such are always on call for any help you might need. We will greet you when you arrive, handing over the keys…

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Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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