About this listing
An authentic stone house with a breath taking view, a unique experience of historical revival in a calm. Original and romantic environnement surrounded by lemon, citrus, pomegrenate and palm trees facing the Aegean Sea.
Our small village house is located on the shores of the beautiful Aegean sea facing the island of Chios in the village of Ildir (Ancient Erythrai). It is made out of the old stones which built the wall of city of Erythrai 3000 BC, and which is now an open air natural museum full of history. The house is situated over a lemon, olive and pomegrenate garden and all its rooms have a full view of the sea. The patio overlooking the garden and the bay is fantastic at nights under the moon light. The house has 3 rooms fully furnished and 2 bathrooms equipped with a shower and also hosts one very small kitchenette area - appliances can be supplied if needed. The house is 50 m2 and the terrace is also 50 m2 .
We can host to 4 guests and 1 or 2 babies.
Guests can use the number of rooms they have reserved as well as the bathroom and the small kitchenette area. They can use the terrace and the citrus garden, and could have access to the swimming pool with in the rules and timing set.
Interaction with Guests
The small village house is at the same estate as the house we are living in. There is nearly 150 metres between 2 of them.
If there is any need, we are happy to help the guests.
When you are in your house, no one else is permitted to stay in other than you.
Right next to the house there are cafe's, restaurants, shops, fish market.
We have a few beaches over here. One which is just in front of our house is a very small one with sand mixed with antique stones. There are others, bigger ones, and some very special ones if you take your car. You can also dive in the sea, you can have trips to the inhabited islands and stay there for the whole day in the beach. When you swim here in the sea, you see the old city buried under the water. You can go to fishing with the fisherman, or walk to the small island to catch some sea-urchins to eat. So, if you decide to stay here, do bring your sea shoes because there is a small island to which you can walk in the middle of the sea on a very small path, but there are lots of sea urchins on the path so you have to have a sea shoe in order not to get hurt.. you can catch them to eat, oh my they are so delicious! ..at the both side of the path you will have 15 to 40 meters of depth, with a city buried under your foot while you are swimming!
It is strictly forbidden to touch anything under the sea except the fishes!
There are mini buses running frequently in front of our property, to take you around Ildır. The closest areas to our house is Alaçatı and Ilıca. Alaçatı (15 minutes from our house with your car) is a very touristy place and in summer specially during the nights, you can't even walk in the streets because there are so many people. But it has one of the best surfing centers of the world. Just 10 minutes to Alaçatı, you have Ilıca, the famous beach. And again 7-10 minutes to Alaçatı you have Çeşme, the town with its castle.
When you wish to go to another beach than the ones of the sea here, we will do our best to show you the best beaches around or Ayayorgi..
If you like some exceptional surroundings with calm and village life, you will love here. If not, the beach disco's and big and small beaches are all over the shore and with your car you can discover them.
Other Things to Note
We are at the old side of Ildır, where it is forbidden to construct.
We are less than 100 metres from the sea, our house is on the shore but on a hill called ''The Paradise Hill''. On the other side of the sea you have Chios Island as well as a fantastic view of all the 9 other close inhabited islands from your terrace..
- BREAKFAST: The price of the rooms includes breakfast. Everything you need -cheese, butter, homemade jams, honey, salamis, eggs, all dairy products, corn flakes, oatmeal, fruit juices will be available in your fridge and cupboards and time to time we bring you also some Turkish delights. When you arrive, we show you a bakery where you get your bread and cookies, you take what ever pleases you and we pass after to pay them. We put bottles of water only for your tea or coffee, you have to buy yourself your daily intake of water.
-There is a 12 meters long swimming pool in the garden, on the terrace beyond our house. No one else uses it while you are there. But if you have small children, they can not stay in the pool area alone. İf any thing happens to them it is under your responsability.
It was ohne of the nicest holidays er had. Dilek and Gesa were very nice and friendly hosts. The daily breakfast was very delicious. The marmelades were all handmade and organic! We had nothing missed in the kitchen. The pool was very nice and clean. Gesa told us about "his private beach" across the street where nobody can see you. The sea was were clear and nice. We think about to book this House twice. The cats were sweet and the dogs were friendly except of that dogs barking It was very Silent. IT is a fantasic Place to enjoy and relax. Dileks börek was incredible!
Dilek was a great host to us. The house was clean and the fridge very well equipped when we arrived there. Also during our stay Dilek surprised us with fresh home made jams, excellent cheese and other little things.
The house has a very nice terrace where you can also find shade in the summer. The view is gorgeous as you are sitting right above the see. The pool is also free to use and you can enjoy the view right out of the pool with none around.
Dilek is well known in Ildir and when she gives you a recommendation for a restaurant you can be sure to have good service and excellent food.
During our stay Dilek was reserved but when we had a question she was always there and very quick responding. Just as you need it when you are looking for a quiet and carefree time. We can defiantly recommend Dilek and her very pleasant husband as hosts and the accommodation as a destination for trip for those looking for culture, a place to read a book a very nice village with a unique style. We will come again.
Nous avions pu échanger bien en amont avec Dilek sur la maison et la région d'Ildir, ainsi nous sommes arrivés tout en étant bien préparés.
Dilek et son mari ont eu la gentillesse de nous accueillir malgré une arrivée tardive. Nous avons beaucoup aimé le village d'Ildir (il faut suivre les conseils de Geza et monter voir un soir le coucher du soleil de la montagne qui est derrière la maison, tout en passant à travers les ruines de l'amphithéâtre, et diner au café Agora), la région de Çesme et acons eu un véritable coup de cœur pour Alaçati.
La maison de Dilek, même si elle est un peu petite à l'intérieur, a vraiment le charme de l'ancien. Sa terrasse a une vue superbe, et est un véritable espace de vie. Dilek et son mari nous ont touchés par leur sens de l'accueil et par leurs petites attentions le matin, notamment un cheese cake mémorable.
La piscine, située en dessous de la maisob de nos hôtes, et dont nous pouvions disposer dans la journée, est très sympa, avec une très jolie vue sur la baie d'Ildir.
Bref, nous sommes enchantés par notre séjour.
Bozulmamış doğası ve gün batımı manzarası olan şirin bir taş ev, verandasında deniz manzarasına karşı kahvaltı etmek oldukça keyifliydi. Ev sahibi Dilek Hanım'ın ve eşi Geza'nın bıraktığı yiyecekler ve bunlara ek olarak yaptığı kahvaltı jestleri de bir o kadar güzeldi. Bizim için kalacak yer anlamında tam hayalimizdeki gibi bir yerdi. Dilek Hanım'ın muhteşem yol tarifi sayesinde daha önce gitmişiz gibi bulmakta hiç zorlanmadık. Bulunduğumuz süre boyunca güzel karşılandık ve güzel, sakin ve huzurlu vakit geçirdik. Ildır da konumu ve doğasıyla çok şirin bir yer, kafe, kahvaltı edecek ve yemek yiyecek mekan bulmak da çok kolay. Zaten bu konuda Dilek Hanım'ın tavsiyeleri de oldukça zevkli ve yardımcıydı. Bolca gezdiğimiz ve yoruldugumuz bir günün ardından Ildır'daki sessiz, sakin ve huzurlu evimize döndüğümüzde günün ve aslında bütün bir yılın yorgunluğunu attığımızı farkettik ve bu bize çok iyi geldi. Her şey için Dilek Hanım ve Mr. Geza'ya çok çok teşekkürler.
Dilek and Geza were the perfect hosts! Even before we arrived they had provided detailed information on what there was to see and do in the area. They also accommodated two additional guests who decided to come at the last minute. We were welcomed into their home like family members and we could have easily spent every minute with them. Geza took my husband to a few wonderful wineries and also arranged a fishing trip. The house itself is beautiful - the breakfast provisions are amazing and the view is inspiring. We loved every minute of this stay!
It was a wonderful holiday with my family. Our stone house was furnished pleasurable and also the garden covered flowers, vineyards, fruits and very special lemon trees. Our hosts were very friendly and hospitable. The place was very tranquil. The position of house with the sea view was very excellent. We enjoyed a lot. If you want to taste fresh fruits, vegetables and fishes, wake up with smells of lemon and thyme you should go there. It is also quite close to very nice beaches. Except the kitchen, which was very small for a family but it was not a big problem for few days, everything was enjoyable.
On the day of arrival we were warmly welcomed by the hosts, given information about the house & the neighborhood. The house was prepared well, the fridge was full with food for breakfast including typical cheeses and olives from the region. Fresh veggies and fruits, lemons from the garden were provided.
Ildırı is a very unique town with a history dating back to 7th century BC. The church, theater could be visited top of the hill just above the house. The view from the terrace of the house is relaxing & magnificent. A good base to visit various bays in Çeşme peninsula. Close to delicious fish restaurants.
About the Host, Dilek
For the last 40 years I have lived nearly all my life in between Paris-Brussels, and since few years we have decided with my husband to settle back to Turkey again. He is Belgian, and he loves the quality of life we live in Ildır as well as the calm and the possibilities of getting nearly the best of what nature offers..We were both in advertising business for years, and we love open minded, creative and interesting people..We love any kind of arts, history, and architecture as well as all kinds of music. I adore literature and philosophy. Movies and theatres for me is a must:-)
We traveled a lot in our life time, my best destinations were certainly Venice-Costa Rica-Anguilla for not counting the rest.
Personally I believe that each place has a soul and we like it or not, we have to respect it.