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.Our Little Owl. The photo was taken from our balcony. Note the talons! Its scientific name is Athene Noctua.
Bodrum: spectacular view - and owl.
Bodrum: spectacular view - and owl.


Entire home/apt

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

9 Beds


Entire home/apt

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

9 Beds

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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!

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 9
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $13 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $596
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

House rules

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.

Strictly no parties. The neighbouring house are occupied by families with children, so please do not make a lot of noise, particularly after children's bedtimes.

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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Paul User Profile
April 2017
Chris's house is a perfect retreat for one, two or a family. It is high on a hill with a fabulous view. It is secluded away from the overcrowded Bodrum proper and located in an attractive residential district up a steep hill but within a short drive and long walk of the Bitez beach and the Bitez village. In short, it is perfect for those who wish to have time in beautiful surroundings but far from the madding crowd.

Emily User Profile
April 2017
Chris's place was fabulous. I have spent a lot of time in Bodrum and Bitez is one of my favorite beach spots. The villa is close to the beach (we had a car) and the view is astounding. Lovely blooming trees in the spring and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Bodrum. :)

Shravan User Profile
February 2017
The location(Bitez) is quiet Awesome, Good view, Bitez center is 5 mins walk for great food and your daily needs. House has more than what you would need. you can run across the road to the small shop for any daily needs. Very calm and friendly neighborhood.

Emre User Profile
November 2016
I've stayed at Chris's place for a month and everything was amazing. I loved it.

Anna User Profile
October 2016
Chris was on hand if we needed anything. The house was clean and everything was as described. The house is lovely with beautiful views and the neighbourhood is great. We went in October so it was lovely and peaceful. We had a fabulous time. Only negative is we never spotted the owl! Lots of lovely places to eat in Bitez and the beach is lovely. There is a lovely coastal walk there as well. Highly recommend a visit.

Erol User Profile
October 2016
Easy check-in process. Chris was a great host. He was available whenever we had a question. The apartment manual is well thought out and contains all the details about staying there. Apartment itself was clean, spacious with gorgeous views. Having a rental car helped as the apartment is not centrally located. However, there's a small market and a regularly scheduled minibus service to town across the road. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Gülnaz User Profile
September 2016
There is a great atmosphere of house. And very close to city center and entartainment such a pub clup etc.. Thnks to Chris.

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Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

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.

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