Swimming pool hiding in the nature.. towards the islands and the sea..

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $52 / night after 2 guests
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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 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!

Getting around

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..

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- 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.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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67 Reviews

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Djoeke User Profile
August 2016
This place is without a doubt one of our favorites! The village (Ildir), in which we arrived, for our stay at the charming Village House is authentic, charming and gives off an atmosphere of calmness. After a very warm welcome, we were impressed by the beauty of this place, all the fruit and olive trees, the beautiful pool with sea view and the old stoned house in which we stayed. The house included everything a small but good kitchen, good beds and the best of all, the fridge includes the most delicious jams we had ever tasted!! But most of all Dilek and Geza are two wonderful and extremely kind persons, we were treated with delicious ice-cream, jams, fruits and yoghurts. They also invited us for a drink with lovely small bites. It were four wonderful days, thanks to them!
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.
Response from Dilek:
We were so happy to have you both, you are welcome back anytime :)))
August 2016

Yakut User Profile
August 2016
Dilek and Geza are exceptional hosts - prioritizing the comfort of your stay. The house and the village are idyllic. The hosts' guide to the area is a roadmap to a wonderful stay in Cesme.

Thomas User Profile
June 2016
This was definitely one of the best air bnb stays we've ever had. Went on last minute decision, inspired by a recommendation from Katie, an old friend (who's glowing review is below) and I was certainly not disappointed. The drive from the airport is beautiful, taking you through epic valleys, cute villages, lush forest, craggy peaks, and perfect azure coastline, finally arriving in a ridiculously picturesque fishing harbour, bobbing with brightly coloured little boats. Neither my girlfriend Ranelle, nor I had been to Turkey before, so we weren't exactly sure what to expect, but it was simply beautiful. Upon arriving, we were greeted by Geza (Dilek's lovely husband), and a bundle of puppies, cats and dogs. Dilek showed us around the perfect little accommodation (on the same land as their house, but very private), complete with kitchen, balcony with sea view, and comfortable bedrooms. We had a quick look round the rest of the gardens, Geza proudly showing us his latest handiwork in the pristine little swimming pool (also with sea view, really you feel like you're on the most romantic film set). The village has plenty of little cafe's, bars and restaurants, where we ate the most delicious octopus we've EVER had, and of course the local delicacy of grilled artichoke, washed down with a glass or two of raki, all whilst in discussion with a local film crew and hilarious actors. All the people we met in Turkey were lovely. Helpful, sincere and warm. Every morning Geza would bring some lovely little bowls of food to add to the eggs, tomatoes, breads, cheeses, charcuterie and olives already in the fridge. The lazy breakfasts on the balcony were excellent. The local area of Cesme is amazing. The beach at Ilicia is beautiful, with some of the clearest water I've ever been in, whilst the bustling market town of Alacati is a must for anyone who likes antiques, excellent food and all the good stuff. We spent an afternoon in Cesme itself eating really tasty doner, and spent a day at one of the local thermal baths. Any day spent getting massaged, and then drifting round in 35º mineral water surrounded by placid pensioners, whilst eating fruit and drinking tea is a winner in my book. All of the above were suggested by Geza, who would pop over to our balcony in the morning complete with his 'homework' of hand drawn maps, and detailed descriptions of activities, attractions and restaurants. Dilek and Gezas local knowledge, and passion for the area is infectious. They are certainly a couple who enjoy all of life's pleasures, and you will leave knowing you've had a little slice of it too. It was bloody marvellous, and we can't wait to go back. Thank you Dilek and Geza!! xxx

Katie User Profile
April 2016
This is by far the best Air bnb I have stayed in and exceeded our expectations by huge amounts. Dilek and Geza are incredible hosts and from the minute we booked until we arrived home last night, have attended to our every need, but only when we needed their help. We absolutely loved the house and the beautiful garden. It is very peaceful and we were thrilled to be surrounded by wildlife, particularly the pets! There were three new puppies to keep us company and three kittens were born whilst we were there which was so much fun! The dogs are all very friendly. The house is clean and has everything you could need but best of all was the food! The fridge was jammed pack with goodies and we were brought fresh breakfast every morning by Geza and they were all delicious. The garden is full of fruits and vegetables and herbs to be used in the breakfasts and we were lucky enough to have dinner cooked for us by Dilek one night which was incredible. We were sadly only there for a week but there was so much to do. We managed to walk to the island as Dilek described and explored every local town with detailed recommendations from them. It was a joy! Thank you!
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.
Response from Dilek:
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here and we sincerly hope to meet you somehere sometimes again! It was a real pleasure to meet you all :-)
April 2016

Andrew User Profile
April 2016
I've always wanted to visit the region of Cesme due to its proximity to so many historical sites. On my way to Ephesus I wanted to see the old Greek ruins in the village of Ildir. As soon as I saw Dilek and Geza's listing I knew immediately it is where I wanted to stay. I booked the room very last minute so I am thankful that Dilek accommodated me. I slept like a baby and woke up to an incomparable view. This was such a great stay thank you for making it so memorable. I look forward to come back with my family so that the children can play with the puppies.
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.
Response from Dilek:
Thank you so much for staying with us, I hope we will meet your wife and the girls another time :-)
April 2016

Gizem User Profile
March 2016
That was an amazing weekend in Çeşme. Dilek was very helpful, warm welcomed host. Before my arrival she gave me all details and she answered my questions immediately. The house was very clean and tidy. There were little cutie dogs around the house. That place very peaceful and view from house definitely unforgettable.
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.
Response from Dilek:
İt was so nice to have you here with us! Hope to see you again :-)
March 2016

Cansu User Profile
March 2016
This was my second time I stayed at Dilek's amazing house. Even though I send my request last minute, she was kind and flexible enough to greet me. It is and will be always a pleasure for me to stay there. Will miss the baby dog's :)!
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.
Response from Dilek:
Hope to see you again, it was a pleasure to have you with us!
March 2016

Istanbul, Turkey · Joined in July 2011
Dilek User ProfileDilek is a superhost.

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.

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