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.
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.
We were warmly welcomed by Dilek & her husband to the most idyllic, private spot. Dilek had stocked the fridge with homemade goodies from her garden. Oh my goodness, the olives were delicious! The cottage we were in was beautifully decorated, it had a lovely Tuscan feel. We so enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the sea having our delicious organic breakfasts! Thank you so much for such a special getaway.
Meeting Dilek and her husband was like meeting old friends -their warm welcome, fridge full of local delicacies and everything organized for a beautiful stay. Sadly our stay lasted shorter than initially planned due to technical difficulties -that had nothing to do with our host. Would love to come back again and enjoy all this place has to offer.
Ildır is a beautiful small village. The house is in a great location. Beautiful view from the terrace. We stayed for three nights and Dilek was unfortunately not there when we arrived and until we left. Her husband Geza was there only for our first day and he also needed to leave the next day and the rest of the time we were by ourselves. They left some food for us in the fridge and other items for us to take care of ourselves. Their absence was a bit unfortunate because we really enjoyed chatting with Geza and we could have benefitted from their guidance. Despite our nice stay on the whole we had the unfortunate experience of having clogging in the toilet in one of the bedrooms and a leak in the house. While this was happening the electricity went out and we stayed without electricity for some ours. We culd not fix the breakfast as all items in the kitchen have required electricity. We had to contact Dilek and Geza by phone about these difficulties as they were out of town and Geza called the plumber to come and fix the problem. The plumber was only able to come late in the evening that day. The electricity went out again later that evening and as it turned out it was a fuse box problems. Apart from these difficulties, we had a nice stay.
Partis pour deux semaines de vacances avec nos deux enfants en bas âge (2 ans, respectivement 7 mois), nous avons été enchantés de loger à Ildir chez Dilek et Geza. La maison est entourée d'une végétation luxuriante, embrassée par le soleil, ouverte sur la mer et bercée par les vents; l'ameublement est charmant, tout en étant fonctionnel. L'accueil de nos hôtes a été très chaleureux et leur hospitalité très généreuse, que ce soit par leurs précieux conseils et informations sur Ildir et la région de Cesme, par les excellents produits frais qui enrichissaient nos petits déjeuners ou encore par l'attention portée à la présence de nos enfants (entre autre par la mise à disposition d'une chaise-haute et d'un lit d'enfant). Par ailleurs, nos vacances ont été couronnées par un événement qui a ému toute la famille, en particulier notre fils de deux ans: la naissance de deux magnifiques chatons qui "logeaient" avec leur mère sous l'escalier d'accès à notre maison!! Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette adresse!
Great view, nice terrace, beautiful garden. Funny cats and dogs.
Not very clean and rather dingy and shabby. Pool belongs to Dilek's house and was not in front of our place (no privacy). We expected much more.
amazing place. we had a great time! the view was terrific and this place is a wonderful treasure of antiquity! a working roman excavation across the street and amphitheater up the hill- you cant ask for anything more. the hosts are just lovely and so knowledgeable- they are full of history and suggestions. we were never bored. we would recommend this highly and we had just a remarkable stay!
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.