Charming Village House

House - Entire home/apt · Ildır Köyü, Çesme, Ildır 35930, Turkey

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

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 small children.

Guest Access

Guests can use the 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 if it is open and alloud.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $64 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $1046 /week
Monthly Price: $4481 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Five stars is not enough to describe our experience at Dilek and Geza's house. The house is very cute, and well equipped for any length of stay. The bed is comfortable, the bedroom is nicely decorated.
    Breakfasts on the terrace were outstanding. Geza and Dilek would prepare feasts with yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries and eggs. The well stocked refrigerator provided nice snacks and lunch items.
    Meeting our hosts was another wonderful, and the best perk. They were very helpful in suggesting where to go, what to see, where to eat, and even when the local farmer's market was up. One night they drove down to the restaurant they knew we walked to, because the weather was threatening and didn't want us to walk back in the rain.
    We can't recommend this site enough. We are so happy we had the opportunity to meet Dilek and Geza (and their daughter Idil who was home on vacation) and share their home and hospitality.

    September 2013
  • What a paradise!
    Remote but accessible - a perfect getaway.
    The Cesme area beaches are nearby, and the hosts were so kind, generous and helpful about our surroundings. They recommended restaurants, beach clubs, swim spots, and even drew a map for us at one point. We prefer coffee to tea, so every morning Geza brought us a fresh pot.
    I would definitely rent a car to explore the area (the Cesme area is easily accessible by car, but we also drove straight to Ephesus from Izmir our first day).

    September 2013
  • Ohh Yes,this was a charming village house. Dilek and Geeza where the ultimate hosts. Geeza came every morning with the most wonderful breakfasts. The patio overlooking the garden and the bay was fantastic, perfect for soaking up some sun and to enjoy a bottle of wine at night.

    Ildir is very calm and nice. Alacati in my view is the cutest town in Turkey. This part of Turkey is very modern, with great infrastructure. The izmir airport is very modern and you have a 6 lane smooth highway all the way to Cesme. Even the mountain road to Ildir was good.

    Geezas recommendations where perfect for us. We had the best meals on our trip thanks to him. We even brought the kids to the ultracool beach clubs. We enjoyed every minute of our trip and cant wait to go back. We fulfilled our goals of this part of the trip and it was to relax and recharge.

    Thanks again for everything!

    September 2013
  • Amazing! Our first visit to Turkey, and falling into this region was a revelation and we put it all down to choosing to stay at Dilek and Geze's fabulous hillside villa in Ildir.

    The Villa was perfection, we were a party of 3 adults (from Australia & Caribbean) and were very comfortable with plenty of space, crisp clean linen and cool quiet rooms. Daily breakfasts were beyond expectation and a highlight (make sure you try Geze's world famous lemon jam). We felt so at home in the garden overlooking the sea we didn't want to leave, spending hours playing backgammon, reading and listening to the cicadas in the sun...when we did venture beyond the gates, we were guided to all the best places by our hosts.

    The village is so pretty and the hikes through the hills and farms are excellent, the local dogs and cats are super friendly and will follow you on your adventure. I cannot remember a place in the world where I have felt more calm, relaxed and at ease. The location is an escape into the past, the ruins are literally in your backyard and a short walk at sunset from the Villa for a very special view of the coast. Champagne is recommended!

    Having enjoyed dining at first rate restaurants in Alacati, I have to say nothing beat our evening at Dilek & Geze's dining table, we were joined by their gorgeous daughter Idil who was a bomb of local knowledge :). Dinner at home with them is a must, I just wish we had done it sooner (we saved it for our final night...)

    We now feel like family and can't wait to come back next year, if not before.

    10 out of 10! A Turkish Oasis on the Aegean.
    with 1000 thank you's and love, the Aussie Antigua gang xox

    September 2013
  • We had wonderful time in Charming Village House by Dilek and Geza. We got what we wanted . Nice, quite and especially very authentic holiday in Turkey. The house is lovely and has a big soul . It has very nice terrace with fantastic view . We discovered a lot in the village and near towns and we found so many interesting things. Dilek and Geza was big part of our holiday, they were advising where to go, what to do . They are very nice people with big sense of humour and we felt like the members of their family . I will never forget the nice yogurt with fruit that we were getting in the mornings  We found new friends in the village and we hope and wish to come back next year. I can´t forget to mention their lovely dogs Tuna and Maya. They stayed with us and went with us wherever we went in the village. Our little son wanted to take both of them to Prague ! We loved it there !! Special thanks to Dilek and Geza, they made our holiday very special.

    August 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Dilek's place. The house is tucked away in their huge garden, full of fruit trees, palm trees and flowers. Each morning Geza would bring us his amazing breakfasts with a wide range of rolls, jams, fresh fruit and yoghurt. Dilek is a fabulous cook so our evening meals were equally delicious. Within walking distance you have choice of the sea, the ancient site of Erythrea and the lovely little town of Ildir. The place is very pet friendly.

    August 2013
  • We stayed for almost one week in this charming cottage. It was the peak of our trip to Turkey. Ildir is small village outside but close to main touristic places in Cesme peninsula. The house and the surroundings suffered less from 'modernisation' and preserve the authentic spirit. If this is what you're looking for then perhaps is one of the few places on the Aegean coast that still got it.
    Aside from it's great location, excellent view, delightful breakfast and enjoyable evenings on romantic terrace I would add that the strongest argument for this place it's the owners. They will be able to advice on best activities and places depending on your preferences. But, more important, they will be able to introduce you to the real spirit of this country and region.
    This is a place for people who want to understand - not only see - Turkey. Dilek and Geza have strong anthropological and historical insights to share for those open to learn.
    All-in-all I would say this is a place where you will not get five-star comfort but will enjoy a five-star experience.

    August 2013
  • For almost a week my wife and I enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Geza and Dilek are excellent hosts and we are grateful to them for their hospitality and attentiveness. We found Ildir to be a quiet, authentic little village best used as a base, well placed to explore the entire Cesme peninsular. While there are a handful of interesting things to see in the village itself, we would recommend that you take advantage of a car and use Geza's invaluable information about what to see, eat and visit up and down the coast. Each day we would enjoy a wonderful breakfast and lazy mornings on the terrace to ourselves and in the afternoons, explore the surrounding area, returning in the late evenings to rest and reflect on what we saw. The cottage itself is set in the grounds of their house, by the coast. A wonderful view in a garden rich with fruit trees (from which Geza makes home made jams) plants and flowers. You have as much privacy as you would wish. Similarly, should you want to ask anything all you have to do is walk across to their house. We felt they had a good sense of intuition for how much/or little they should interact with you as hosts. They are interesting people who enjoy the diversity of those who have stayed.

    It is both a beautiful and peaceful place, within an easy drive of other towns, shops and markets. As for amenities, it has all you would need - and they even stock the fridge with juices and water for you. Wifi is very good too. There is no air con (not a major issue) but a ceiling fan which helps in the heat. Do not let this put you off as it adds to the rustic charm of the place.

    In all, we would come back here and have nothing but positive recommendations and happy memories of both our stay and our hosts. Its a special place you'd be fortunate to stay in.

    August 2013
  • Dilek and Geza's guesthouse, and graciousness, were the perfe t end to 3 weeks of traveling in Turkey with our 10 and 14 year olds. The house is nestled off the beaten path on the edge of a tiny village, the setting overlooking the Aegean as perfect as the listing suggests. Additionally, the hillside behind the home is an archeological site, with a sunset hike up to the top our final night rewarded with an out of control 360% vista. Dilek prepared our final meal for us, maybe our best in Turkey, with 8 different homemade mezas , local wines, and the kind of late night political discussion that I believe is a hallmark of great international journeying.

    From the moment Dilek and I started corresponding when first considering staying at the house, I felt the incredible pride Dilek has about her home, culture, history and geographic area. She was so communicative at all times, so welcoming of my whole family, and Belgian born Geza gave me a needed chance to use my somewhat rusty French.

    We only had 3 days, 2 nights, at the house...not nearly enough. Only 2 mornings of the best breads /pastries ever ( not to mention Geza's homemade lemon marmalade from the trees in their little orchard)...not fair. The house not only so comfortably served all 4 of us ( my teenage son got to luxuriate in a king sized bed with his own bathroom), but the authenticity of this less touristed community was delightful: lovely restaurants, beaches and thermal baths a short drive away, and certainly close enough to the Cesme peninsula, from where we came just before.

    It was very hard for us to leave this corner of paradise. We all could've hung out on that patio reading, eating, playing backgammon, and chatting with our hosts the whole time, but then we would've missed all the great exploring.

    An emphatic thumbs up! Hope to return someday...

    July 2013
  • If you're looking for a beautiful location, a very authentic experience, and you love to get a little off the beaten path, then this little villa is exactly what you want! It has a great view, it's nice and quiet, beautiful little yard full of fruit trees, and really gives you the feeling that you're in a small country Turkish town - because you are! Ildir has several little restaurants and shops within 5 minutes walk, and the people in town are very friendly. We were fortunate enough to be there for the opening day of Terrase (sp?) and had a fantastic dinner and even made some new friends!

    For sure, the best part of our experience was the hosts - Geza and Dilek. They are a wonderful couple who love living a good and simple life. Every morning, Geza would bring us an amazing breakfast and talk with us about our plans for the day and offer advice and suggestions that you can only get from someone who knows the region well AND really wants you to have a great time. I really can't say enough about how nice, knowledgeable, and thoughtful Geza and Dilek are. I've been a lot of places around the world, but this is definitely somewhere that I NEED to come back to. We were only going to stay two nights, but decided to squeeze in a 3rd night. I could have stayed there for an entire month, if I had the time!

    Some words to the wise: if you're driving in from Izmir (east), make sure you veer a little left as you pass Barbaros, even though (website hidden) tells you to stay straight - follow the pavement, not the actual direction "straight". Otherwise, you will probably find yourself on top of a hill by a radio outpost, and then eventually on the wrong side of the peninsula... Also, try a kumru or two while you're there!

    May 2013
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Univercity of Law at Istanbul - Sorbonne at Paris
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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