About this listing
A complete house all to yourselves. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well equippped kitchen. Spectacular view, dinner party size balcony, garden and roof terrace.
Close to the sea and with great transport connections. Quiet but not isolated. Welcome!
Spectacular, isn't it? You still need to see it for real, then watch it change as dusk falls, with your favorite drink in your hand.
The Owl House has been completely renovated. The new Owl House is spectacularly better than the old one. There are two bathrooms and the bedrooms and living room are much bigger and the back part of the roof terrace has become a more comfortable and less windy bedroom bringing the total number of bedrooms (at least in summer) up to 4. Bookings are still being made at the old rates, for a very limited period. So get yourself a bargain! We have now posted some photos we took of the new expanded Owl House, with its swanky bathrooms and extra 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 4 bedrooms, living room, well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms. large terrace plus large, shaded, dinner party sized balcony, both with spectacular views, and large garden and a yard with a barbecue area. The house sleeps 7 in comfort, more if you use the four sofabeds. In summer, some guests 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 come to Bitez crossroads. 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.
A complete house with large garden all to yourselves. Communal swimming pool one minute from the house available June - September (depends on the weather - check with us about opening dates if the pool is important to you)
Interaction with Guests
You have the house to yourselves. Our handyman will call within hours if you have a problem.
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.
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. A folding travel cot style baby/toddler bed is available in the house. 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.
Please leave the house as you found it. If there is anything wrong with the way you found it, please let us know immediately and we will correct it.
Please be sure to follow the advice in the house manual on the use of the appliances.
Please leave the house locked (all doors and windows) when you go out.
Please be reasonable in your use of electricity. Turn off when you go out. Don't use the heating and keep the windows open.
Please let us know immediately if the water cuts out (see the house manual about reloading the water meter) of if you use the card to reload the water meter. This helps us ensure an uninterrupted flow of water for all our guests.
Please alert us to any problems immediately. If we do not know about problems, we cannot sort them out. Helping us to sort out problems helps you and also any future guests.
Your suggestions for improving the experience in the house are welcome at any time.
Our Little Owl. The photo was taken from our balcony. Note the talons! Its scientific name is Athene Noctua.
Chris war immer sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend am Telefon. Er antwortete auf alle meine Fragen zeitnah, also konnten wir uns, trotz seiner Abwesenheit, immer auf ihn verlassen.
Das Haus entsprach den Bildern aus dem Inserat und die Schlüsselübergabe war unkompliziert.
Wir wurden mit frischen Blumen aus dem hauseigenen Garten in den Zimmern begrüßt.
Das Haus machte einen sehr gemütlichen Eindruck und wir fühlten uns sofort wie "zu Hause". Die Badezimmer waren sehr neu und sauber und die Betten waren schon hergerichtet.
Sehr sympathisch fand ich das Foto von unserem Gastgeber und seiner Frau (es hätten ruhig mehr sein können ;) ), was dem ganzen noch einen persönlicheren Touch gegeben hat und einem den Eindruck vermittelte, bei guten Freunden zu übernachten.
Die Terrasse und der Anblick von ihr, war fantastisch. Man konnte bis hinunter aufs Meer blicken. Auch ein wundervoller Anblick auf Bodrum am Abend, wenn alle Lichter brennen und das Nachtleben beginnt.
Den zum Komplex dazugehörigen Pool haben wir auch ein Mal benutzt. Eine gute Alternative, wenn es mal schnell ins Wasser gehen muss. Für eine kleine Stärkung nebenbei, sorgte dort eine Art Kiosk.
Auch direkt um die Ecke, gab es einen kleinen Markt, um sich mit allem nötigen einzudecken. Wem das nicht genügte, konnte sich auf den Weg ins Zentrum machen. Die einzige Hürde, die man dabei nehmen musste, war der steile Abstieg zur Hauptstraße hinunter, denn der sogenannte "Dolmus", ein Minibus, fährt nur zu gewissen Uhrzeiten zur Siedlung hinauf.
Von der Hauptstraße jedoch, gar kein Problem, denn der Dolmus fährt praktisch rund um die Uhr und wir mussten nie lange auf ihn warten. Obwohl es sich schon lohnt, den "Abstieg" mal zu wagen, ein sehr schöner Anblick und eine lustige Angelegenheit :D!
Alles in allem ist dieses Inserat nur weiter zu empfehlen!!! Daumen hoch! :)
Google Translate into English:,
Chris was always very friendly and accommodating on the phone. He responded promptly to all my questions, so we were able, despite his absence, always rely on him.
The house corresponded to the images from the ad and the keys was easy.
We were greeted with fresh flowers from our own garden in the rooms.
The house made a very cozy impression and we immediately felt like "home". The bathrooms were very new and clean and the beds were already prepared.
Very nice I found the photo of our host and his wife (it would have been more quiet;)), which has given the whole a more personal touch and gave the impression of staying with good friends.
The terrace and the sight of her was fantastic. You could look down to the sea. A wonderful sight to Bodrum in the evening when all the lights are burning and the nightlife begins.
The complex corresponding to the pool we used a time. A good alternative if it must go fast times into the water. For a snack in passing, saw there a kind of kiosk.
Also just around the corner, there was a small market to stock up with all the necessities. If that was not enough, was able to make his way to the center. The only hurdle that we had to take this case, was the steep descent to the main road, because the so-called "dolmus", a minibus, goes up only at certain times of the settlement.
From the main road, however, not a problem, because the dolmus runs practically around the clock and we never had to wait long for him. Although it is already worth, the "descent" time to venture a very beautiful sight and a fun affair: D!
All in all, to only recommend this ad !!! Thumbs up! :)
Min man, våra två små barn och jag bodde i Chris fina hus en vecka. Huset är fräscht, rent och har en helt fantastisk utsikt. Huset var delvis helt nyrenoverat när vi var där, med två mycket fina badrum. Området är stillsamt men det går snabbt att ta sig in till byn för att handla etc. (och har man inte barnvagn är inte backen så farlig). Poolen i området är fin och det finns en bra barnpool för små barn. Chris är en utmärkt och omtänksam värd som svarar väldigt snabbt på frågor och är mycket effektiv. Vi trivdes mycket bra och rekommenderar verkligen huset!
My husband , our two children and I lived in Chris nice house for a week. The house is fresh , clean and has a fantastic view. The house was partially completely renovated when we were there , with two very nice bathrooms . The area is quiet but it is quick to get into the village to shop , etc. (and have not stroller is not slope so dangerous ) . The pool area is nice and there is a good baby pool for small children. Chris is an excellent and caring host who responds very quickly to questions and is very effective . We got on very well and really recommend the house!
We had a great stay at Chris's house. We requested early check in and late check out and Chris allowed us to do that. He was communicative and helpful. Home is located in Bitez. It is close to Bitez beach and 15 minutes away from Bodrum town center. We loved view and balcony. However there were several things we were not happy with.First of all maintenance stuff stayed at home until 7 pm after we arrived. they were trying to repair several things at home. So there was too much noise. The other thing is home was not very clean. There were some dust on furniture and beds but other than everything was fine. I would recommend to his space to anyone.
Chris was a good host and responded always fast and helpful. We haven't had any problems. The view from the upper or middle balcony is really great. Yes, and the hill is really steep...but that is nature ...We have had a rental car and walked only a few times up the hill.
Chris's description of all the details about the flat and all related issues like shopping for bread/groceries/water is Very efficient and helpful.
We enjoyed the stay.
We recommand the place.
It's a bargain.
We spent two weeks at the house and we really had a great time. The balcony with its fantastic view became our favorite place. The house is simple, clean and well equipped. The WiFi connection to the Internet is superb. Chris was a good host and very responsive.
Thank you, Chris!
It was just perfect! The house was very clean and very typical! Perfect for friends, family or a couple!
We had a great stay. The house is really nice and quite close to The village of Bitez - about 10-5 minutes of walk. The view is really great. Wish there was an air conditioner though: its Gera extremely hot during the day. Chris was very responsive and helpful during the stay. Would definitely come here again.
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About the Host, Chris
I am English, I am a university lecturer, and I have lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey since 1991. When I travelled with airbnb to Vilnius,Lithuania and Barcelona, I found it meant a much better experience than staying in anonymous hotels. I enjoy the interaction with our guests and I enjoyed staying with "real" people on my travels.