Bodrum: spectacular view - and owl.

House - Entire home/apt · Atatürk Blv, Bodrum, Muğla 48400, Turkey

A complete house all to yourselves. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, well equippped kitchen. Spectacular view, dinner party size balcony, and roof terrace.

Close to the sea and with great transport connections. Quiet but not isolated. Welcome!

The Space

This is a complete house over three floors with a large garden, terrace, barbecue area and spectacular view. You have the house to yourselves.

There are 3 bedrooms, living room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom. large terrace plus large, shaded, dinner party sized balcony, both with spectacular views, and large garden with a barbecue area. The house sleeps 7 in comfort, more if you use the folding bed and two sofabeds. In summer, some guests take a folding bed upstairs and sleep on the terrace under a blanket of stars.

Located in a pleasant tree-lined estate on a hill facing the sea over mandarine orchards, with a beautiful view as far as the Datça peninsula and the Greek island of Kos. There is a swimming pool within the estate, one minute's walk from the house, open June - September (dates approximate - check with us if the pool is important to you). The Blue Flag beach at Bitez is 20 minutes walk away.

In the heat of summer you get beautiful cooling breezes as you eat on the shaded balcony.

The house has refrigerator/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV, DVD, wireless internet and hot water. Guests describe the kitchen as "well equipped".

There is a regular, cheap, local minibus service, summer and winter, day and night, with some services coming to a stop just twenty yards from the house. The local mini market is one minute's walk away - and will deliver. There are more local shops, restaurants, and an ice cream parlour that is a favourite with some guests, within walking distance, down the hill in Bitez village. The big superstores of Bodrum (and Bodrum's bars and clubs) are only a short minibus ride away. Many shops will also deliver. The house is quiet, but you are not isolated. An ideal spring, early summer or autumn getaway to write that book or thesis! Longer term lets negotiable.

Some enquirers have been confused by similarly priced listings which are actually offering only a room or house share. Let's be clear - you get the whole of this house to yourselves. This is *not* a house share or a room or rooms in someone's house. But if you need any help our handyman will be round within hours.

Oh, and we have an owl. A Little Owl (Athene Noctua) can be heard and seen early morning and at dusk, often perched within sight of our balcony.

Gettng to and from the house from the airport takes about an hour. Free service buses provided by Atlasjet and Onur Air come to Bitez village. If you come on any other airline, Havas buses (10 TL) go to Bodrum central bus garage and you need to take a (frequent, cheap and quick) minibus from there.

If you arrive from another part of Turkey by bus, then you only need to cross the bus garage to where the Bitez minibuses are waiting. Get on the one with "Bitez" written on the front. It will leave in a few minutes.

For more details, about transport and everything else, see the house manual. The house manual is available to you after you have booked.

We want you to enjoy your stay. This is our own house, we have our own holidays here, and we love it. We hope you love it, too.

Guest Access

A complete house with large garden all to yourselves. Communal swiming pool one minute from the house available June - September (depends on the weather)

Interaction with Guests

You have the house to yourselves. Our handyman will call within hours if you have a problem.

The Neighborhood

Bitez is the greenest spot on the Bodrum peninsula. You look down from the balcony and roof terrace on the mandarine orchards, the sea and over the sea to the Greek island of Kos.

Getting around

Efficient, cheap and frequent minibuses run day and night to Bodrum town, the beaches and the rest of the Bodrum peninsula. One stop is within 20 metres of the house, another about 100 metres down the hill. Some buses form the airport come as close as the village of Bitez. Other connect with the minibus service at Bodrum town. Bodrum town to our house takes about 20 minutes by minibus.

Other Things to Note

Even in the hottest days of summer our balcony is cooled by breezes. Shops are close by, but there is virtually no traffic close to the house.

We think the house is child friendly and were happy to have our daughter holiday with us there when she was a toddler and to have our friends' toddlers there as well. However, the stairs are not gated. The kitchen is open plan and therefore cannot be gated. If you want gated stairs and/or kitchen, this house is not for you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 9
Extra people: $14 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $199 /week
Monthly Price: $825 /month
Security Deposit: $249
Cleaning Fee: $55
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • An outstanding place to visit and stay, Chris's house is spotless and in a wonderful area. To be honest after my visit I did not want to leave!

    Chris was also very communicative and stayed in contact during my visit to ensure I had everything I would have needed.

    I hope to visit this wonderful place again!

    April 2014
  • Chris is probably the best host in Bodrum, which is no small feat since he handles issues himself from Istanbul or through his help in town. This is our second stay at the Owl House, which sports a spectacular view of the landscape by day and a glorious skyscape by night. Come check it out, you won't be sorry.

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our time at the Owl House. It was a nice relaxing weekend near the sea. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the roof overlooking the ocean. Chris was a great host, quickly replying to my emails and phone calls.

    Although the house itself is slightly outside of Bodrum, we were able to get into the city fairly easily by mini-bus.

    Come and stay at the Owl House. You won't be disappointed.

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful 21 day stay at the Owl House during October 2013. Fabulous view, green surrounding, good location neither too close nor too far from beach crowds and Bitez village make your stay comfortable and yet private. The house is very well stocked with everything: dishware, kitchen appliances, small household items. If you have any creative project to work on this is the place where you can do it with no distractions.
    Chris was invariably prompt and pleasure to deal with. Overall very good value for the money.

    October 2013
  • We spent five days at the Owl House and could have very happily spent five more. The place was simple, clean, well equipped and has a balcony with a wonderful view of Bodrum and the ocean - a perfect spot for an evening glass of wine. One suggestion to first-time visitors: if you have baggage, you are best reaching the house first in a car or taxi since it is at the top of a huge, steep hill (thus the good view). We got off the bus and had to haul our stuff all the way up, which was quite a workout. There is a shop nearby that has some basics, but your overall trip will probably be better if you have your own transport. We rented a scooter for about $15/day which made it much easier to shop, explore the area and get to beaches that were a bit further out and less crowded. The house itself was a great place to come back to in the evenings.

    September 2013
  • Das Haus war sauber, gemütlich und familiär eingerichtet. Wir haben und sofort wohl gefühlt. Die Aussicht Ist wunderschön. Vom Balkon aus könnten wir die berge, den Ort bitez und das Meer sehen. Der Pool ist ca. eine Minute entfernt und wird von den Einwohnern geteilt. Wir haben selten jemanden am Pool angetroffen und konnten in ruhe bahnen schwimmen. Dabei kann man den blick auf die berge genießen. Alles war perfekt.den Wunsch nach Erholung haben wir hier bekommen. Chris konnte stets erreicht werden.eine Lampe war defekt, die innerhalb kurzer zeit repariert wurde.das einzige was wir ein wenig bemängelt haben, waren die (email hidden)el. Sind wir auch nur zu verwöhnt.schönen Urlaub allen!

    September 2013
    Response from Chris:

    For non-German speakers, this is (unedited) what (website hidden) Translate made of that review: (and thanks, Julia)

    (website hidden) translation:

    The house was clean, comfortable and friendly furnished. And we immediately felt comfortable. The view is beautiful. From the balcony we could the mountains, see the place bitez and the sea. The pool is about a minute away and is shared by the residents. We have rarely encountered someone could pave the pool and swim in peace. Here you can enjoy the mountain view. Everything was perfect the desire for recreation we got here. Chris could always be achieved, a lamp was broken, which was repaired within a short time the only thing we have a little criticized, the mattresses were a lot. Are we just spoiled all the great holiday!

    September 2013
  • We spent almost three weeks at the Owl House and it was glorious. The house was lovely, airy and clean and the view is truly spectacular. Being a reasonable distance from the busy beach was an advantage as it's a bit quieter (and closer to Bitez Dondurmacısı...). Chris was a pleasure to deal with. I'd highly recommend staying here.

    July 2013
  • Our review is for an unusually long, two month stay....our stepping stone to a more permanent move into the area. The 100 star view and extremely helpful and responsive owner, Chris, bump up the rating for this accommodation, which might generously be called rustic. Obviously, storage space is not usually a big issue for the average traveler, but it was for us. And the longer term needs made some of the cupboard clutter a bit of something that needed to be worked around, but Chris was hospitable and the clutter issue was one he gave us free hand to clear out.
    Honestly, can't praise the view enough. The walk down to the beach is not short, but very pleasant. And Bitez!! Bitez is our favorite spot on the Peninsula and Chris's Owl House is perfectly placed within stone's throw of the village and a healthy trek to the beach.

    June 2013
  • The house was clean with lots of room and outdoor space, not long to walk to a lovely beach with nice bars and restaurants. Also the local village has everything you need and the locals are very friendly.

    April 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the owl house and were lucky enough to hear and see the owl and his (her?) owl friend! The house is conveniently located and Chris was very flexible with our departure times.

    April 2013
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