FOR SALE: $220,000
Our villa, Villa Selim, 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. This villa has 4 (four) bedrooms, fire place, full bathroom upstairs, half bath downstairs, and mosquito nets on all windows. The villa is fully air-conditioned and heated. Villa Selim offers free of charge telephone services. The villa has also private beach access within 5 minutes by walking.
Villa Selim can comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults. The villa has 4 bedrooms (2 queen beds and 4 single beds), terraced gardens, wood-burning fire place, laundry room with new washing machine, and a fully-equipped kitchen with new dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator. Pathways from the villa lead down to the swimming pool, overlooking the Aegean Sea. This villa sees the sunrise and is cool in the hot afternoon sun. Perfect for relaxing on the terrace and enjoying the island view and sail boats.
The outdoor dining terrace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. The huge boulder next to the terrace separates the neighboring house and provides a private natural atmosphere. The villa is tastefully furnished and comfortably equipped. In the living room, the TV has built-in DVD/CD player and hundreds of satellite channels from around the world. The sun terrace offers two sun beds, BBQ, and a wonderful view of the sea and mountain behind the villa. Perfect place to barbeque and prepare for al-fresco dining on the terrace.
Gundogan is a quiet, peaceful community for those who enjoy a traditional Turkish village. The Gundogan beach, reachable by car in 5 minutes, is a perfect place to spend a lazy day in the sun.
The intellectual climate of Bodrum is shaped by tourists and people living on the Bodrum peninsula from countries such as England, Ireland, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, and even the USA. The villa is within 20 minutes from the city of Bodrum, which allows for many entertainment opportunities (Turkish Blue Cruise Voyages, Greek Island Excursions, Historic Sites, Nature Adventures, and excellent Night Life activities). Bodrum is well-recognized for its artistic heritage, and is therefore an open-minded community. Nightlife in Bodrum offers restaurants, bars, and clubs for all life styles.
Whatever you are looking for to make you holiday complete, Gundogan and the Bodrum Peninsula offers it all!
Do e-mail me for further information.
SOME OF CUSTOMER REVIEWS:
Alexis from Athens, Greece (September 19, 2011)
I just cannot believe that I live so close to Turkey, and never visited it before. Seeing picture of Villa Selim at a Greek magazine a few months ago, I was very impressed and decided to visit Turkey. I am glad that I did. I enjoyed my time, the Turkish people, the food, and the Bodrum Peninsula. Mr. Ileri has been very helpful with my travel arrangements. Thanks to the Information Package you sent me. This 60 page document was great. I feel very close to Turkish people now than ever. You have a great villa and I will definitely recommend it to many friends. Efharisto - Mr. Ileri.
Vasilica from Bucuresti, Romania (September 14, 2011)
Dear Mr. Levent Ileri. We had a great time in Turkey and enjoyed very much staying at Villa Selim. Without your help and the driving directions you have provided from Istanbul to Bodrum, we could not have done this trip all the way from Romania. As you promised, Ms. Kathy reimbursed us the entire refundable deposit to us per our request as we delivered the villa in good order. Also, Ms. Kathy was so kind and in fact she picked us up from the Baia Hotel. Your villa looks exactly as I saw it the first time via internet. All the equipments in the house worked perfectly, we used all of them. We enjoyed very much the atmosphere, the sea, the islands around...Also, we enjoyed a lot the court and the terrace. We also watered the plants and the flowers around for 2 times, it was a pleasure! I will definitely recommend you, your services and your villa to all my friends as your home as I was very happy staying in. Unfortunately, not so many people from Romania are so "brave" to drive such a long distance...the way is quite a long end difficult. Thank you many times to you. Vali
Margareth from Ottawa, Canada (August 3, 2011)
Mr. Ileri.. You own one of the best villas in the world. You have spent so much care and effort to create a beautiful place. We loved it. We had a great time at the village, and we thank Mr. Ileri's help at every step before and during our visit. You will not believe me but I purchased a Turkish cook book, and I will be exercising my cooking abilities before Christmas, as I plan on cooking Turkish food that day. Thanks again for arranging our hotel accomodations in Istanbul and our flight arrangements from Istanbul to Bodrum. We will definitely come back next year and we will recommend your services to everyone. Thanks!
Umit from Rolla, MO, USA (July 23, 2011)
We stayed at Villa Selim for one week during June 2011. Overall, this was a dream vacation with the owner, Mr. Levent Ileri, and the property manager, Ms. Kathryn Gilmartin, taking care of every little detail to make us feel comfortable. The villa was in excellent condition with lots of things inside for our convenience. We spent most of our time on the spacious balcony as the view, especially the sunrise and sunset, was marvelous. Everything before, during, and after our vacation was beyond our expectations. Thank you, Levent and Kathryn!
Bill from Philadelphia, PA USA (Submitted: July 2, 2010)
The price we paid was very reasonable. The views were exceptional, the villa's layout was good and the town was very pleasant with other towns close by to experience. The best thing, Levent was your role in the process. Overall the help you gave us was exceptional, and I very much appreciate the assistance with the airline booking and car rental. This was one of best vacations ever, and we travel regularly around the world with our kids.
Larry from Kensington, UK (Submitted: May 21, 2010)
The villa was fantastic. You have to see how wonderfully the villas has been furnished. My wife and our toddler, along with two gay friends of ours, felt very comfortable at this villa (even more than so our home in London). Mr. Levent Ileri, the owner of this villas, has been a great help. We have never seen such a great respect and treatment by anyone in our lives. Levent lives in Washington, DC USA, but he has been in touch with us almost once a week prior to our trip, asking our special needs, car hire arrangements, and called us during our stay to make sure that everything is alright, and called us after our stay about our experiences in Turkey. We made a great friend, and we will definitely rent any property from Mr. Levent Ileri. If you have not made your reservation to spend a quality time in Turkey, please hurry, as Levent is the guide. We stayed two days in Istanbul, and Levent provided us information which you cannot find anywhere on the Internet or in travel brochures. Mr. Ileri also made our domestic flight arrangements. Mr. Ileri is very resourceful and very friendly. If Mr. Ileri ever comes to London, we will ask him to spend a weekend with us. Thanks again Mr. Ileri.
Shelly from Chester, UK (Submitted: January 3, 2009)
"We loved Villa Selim. We found this property and the pool area to be excellent and the owners seemed to have thought of everything to make it a home from home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa, and found it to be more comfortable than our home in the U.K. The villa is of a very high standard. Without hesitation, we would definitely recommend Villa Selim to singles, couples, and families. Thank you Mr. Ileri for letting us visit your new property during our stay at Villa Selim. We will definitely come back and hope to rent either Villa Selim or Villa Bahce (or both may be!)."
David from Basingstoke, UK (Submitted: October 12, 2009)
"Villa Selim is beautifully furnished, well equipped and very comfortable and Gundogan is an unspoilt seaside town with good quality family run restaurants. Levent (villa owner) has a beautiful holiday home with views from the balcony that are stunning with fantastic sunrises. We totally relaxed on this holiday, from the balcony we watched the daily traffic on the sea with the local Fishermen and boats going about their daily routines. Our friends joined us for our second week also enjoying the Villa Selim and having a most relaxing holiday. Levent was very attentive and supportive before, during and after our holiday, he furnished us and our friends with information, arranged for car hire and even though he is living in America made sure we had all we needed to have a great holiday. Touring the Bodrum peninsular enabled us to experience Turkey in its glory with sleepy towns, excellent food and friendly people. The holiday was relaxing, peaceful and comfortable and we came home having had a great time! Thank you Levent."
Jan from Kensington, England (Submitted: November 28, 2009)
"Villa Selim is the best accommodation I have ever stayed in for the price. It has everything anyone could need, the views from all the windows are wonderful, and the peace and quiet guarantee a restful holiday. The local restaurants are excellent, though hiring a car would be recommended to really explore the Bodrum Peninsula and its gorgeous beaches. Boat trips are a must! I would recommend this villa to anyone."
Joe from Florida, USA (Submitted: September 16, 2008)
"What a wonderful visit I had to the Bodrum Peninsula!! Villa Selim and Gundogan are absolutely just what I had in mind for my holiday -- Levent & Lee have prepared a beautiful home for visitors to enjoy. The views of the Aegean are breathtaking -- I actually got up for more sunrises than I've probably seen in the last 10 years! And swimming in the sea or lounging by the pool were 2 very fun daily activities. Bodrum was fun as well -- but getting back to the coziness of the Villa was always the highlight of my day. It is so peaceful and comfortable -- just exactly what you need on a vacation. So get ready for an awesome Turkish experience -- you'll love your visit I'm sure. I can't wait to go back."
Jada from California, USA (Submitted: August 20, 2008)
"Absolutely wonderful place for R&R. Fantastic views, the weather was perfect. Lovely property well maintained and supplied. Could not have asked for a more beautiful vacation."
Danielle from St Jean de Moirans, France (Submitted: August 11, 2008)
"We spent a very good time in Turkey and in Villa Selim especially because of the beautiful view from the terrace and the good welcome of Mr. Murat! We loved our stay at your villa. The Turkish people are very friendly. Thank you very much for your hospitality, care, and kindness."
Akim, Corinne, Cleo, and Alix from Paris, France (Submitted: July 26, 2007)
"We have spent a wonderful time in Villa Selim. It was better than what we thought before leaving France. Corinne, Cleo, Alix and I fell in love with this place. Our daughters loved the pool and it was a "rendez vous" every evening after the sea. Every morning we enjoyed the vue on Rabbit Island from our terrasse. We also enjoyed daily boat trip you recommended, just Excellent!
The property manager, Murat, was always caring about us, asking every time if we need something. He is a very good person. We plan to go back there next year so we'll keep in touch. Please provide my number to anyone for reference."
Elizabeth from London, England (Submitted: June 25, 2007)
"Villa Selim has exceeded any expectations we could possibly have had. It was immaculately clean, the decor was very modern. Everything you could possibly wish for was in with the price including washing machine which meant we only had to take one weeks clothing for a fortnight which we washed as we needed saving having to take cases and cases. Air conditioning in every room was a welcome luxury all in with the price. The swimming pool looking over the Rabbit Island on the Aegean Sea was very clean and safe. We would not hesitate to go again, in fact we are thinking of booking for next year before everyone else beats us to it. We would give this villa and service a five star rating without any hesitation. Made this one of the best holidays we have had. A huge thank you."
Cynthia from Isle of Man, United Kingdom (Submitted: June 24, 2006)
"Dear Mr. Ileri, Thank you for all of your help. My husband and I quite enjoyed ourselves. Even though you live in the USA, you were always in touch with almost every other day. We are very thankful for that, and all the help you and the property manager provided to us. The villa was what we had envisaged, and it was very well furnished with a nice touch. We found the villa very clean and well put together. I loved the quality of your bed linens, towels, and all the accessories the villa had. People in the town of Gundogan are very friendly. We met many local Turkish people, and learned a few words. We hope to remember them for our next trip. When combined with the remarkable exchange rate of GBP into YTL, we felt like we were really rich. We had great food at the local restaurants, and we ordered local Turkish food as you explained, and the people are very timely and the taste of the food is very delicious. I wish I could live there. It's hard to think of a better and more relaxed place for a family holiday. The pool was a nice stopping off point for the walk home. The area has very nice beaches with good access to the sea without a significant amount of people. We especially enjoyed the terrace in the morning."
Philippe from Paris, France (Submitted: June 15, 2006)
"Our stay in your villa was wonderful. Bodrum inhabitants have preserved nature. Houses and villa are built without disfiguring the landscapes. Bodrum is as charming as our famous French Saint Tropez on the French Riviera and nights are full of life with bars and discotheques. We appreciate the peace and quiet in Gundogan (only at half an hour from Bodrum with a car. The bay is the most beautiful of the Bodrum peninsula with a lovely footpath snaking between villas.
The villa Selim is very comfortable, all is functional, and all is clean. You feel as at home, with every modern convenience (air conditioning in each room, modern kitchen, and the satellite TV to watch our favorite shows in French). We slept deep and woke up by the fisher boats noise. The view from the terrace on the rabbit island is superb, we had wonderful sunsets. We will come back in Gundogan next year, to have rest and to have fun in Bodrum. Please give my name and phone number as reference to any French customers.
We will definitely come back next year. If you ever visit Paris, please let me know."
Jennifer from Dublin, Ireland (Submitted: May 31, 2006)
"Absolutely stunning views from Villa Selim. Great value for money, fantastic amenities. My children really enjoyed this holiday, could not get them to leave the amazing pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. Both the owner in the USA and the property manager in Turkey could not have been more helpful. My family and I 100% recommend Villa Selim to anyone. I already made arrangement to stay there in August for two weeks."
Margaret from Montreal, Canada (Submitted: May 7, 2006)
"Villa Selim is located very strategically where everything is in close proximity. Villa Selim has met all the needs of my family (husband and 3 kids) and I. The layout of the property was fantastic and the facilities provided by the owners were excellent. The views from the 2 terraces where breathtaking, looking out over the bay of Gundogan was a wonderful way to start and end each day. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing enjoyable holiday."
Sophie from York, England (Submitted: April 16, 2006)
"The villa is perfectly situated to allow privacy from neighbors and gorgeous views. All the bedrooms are comfortable and well put together. Best of all is the huge outdoor terrace. We spent a lot of relating evenings outdoors. Gundogan village and Yalikavak village are quiet and maintain the charm of Turkish tradition. I strongly recommend men visit a local Barber for a shave - it's unforgettable! And finally – Levent (the owner of the property) is very kind and helpful. He took care about us during our vacation and helped us with many logistics. I think this property, Villa Selim, is one of the best ways to spend a holiday on the Bodrum peninsula!"
Josephine from Paris, France (Submitted: April 5, 2006)
"The property is in a beautiful position, with a terrific view from the patio. We really enjoyed the sunrise every morning, and the share of cool afternoon. The villa itself was very well equipped (the best we've ever experienced) and very comfortable. We also appreciated the care of the owners beforehand and after. They were keen to ensure that we had a good holiday and were extremely helpful in giving guidance and advice about the villa and surroundings, including car hire and local contact information, before we went to Turkey. The owner sent us an information resource package with all the necessary information we needed, and a DVD. The DVD was created very professionally. While we were at the Villa, we were provided professional guidance by the property manager, Murat, who speaks excellent English and Turkish. Over all we had a wonderful holiday, and have already recommended the villa and the Villarenters’ service to many friends."
Lee from Washington, DC USA (Submitted: April 1, 2006)
"I would say that this villa exceeded our expectations! Luxuriously furnished, in very comfortable surroundings. VERY close to the lovely beach in the village of Gundogan. Villa Selim was kept clean with maid service every other day - clean sheets, towels etc. This is our piece of heaven on earth and would definitely go again!. "