A renovated stone house located in central Bodrum. Great location, just 2 minutes walk to resort shops, restaurants, bars and beach. While very centrally located it is in a quiet area of town.
This house has a living room and 1 double bedroom with A/C. The 2 sofas are suitable for extra beds and are comfortable. It is possible for 4 people to stay but it is recommended for either 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
The fully fitted kitchen has everything including a full cooker with 4 gas rings, electric oven and washing machine. Separate bathroom and toilet. There is a small courtyard with an outdoor eating area. There is also a TV with limited English and other foreign language channels. Internet and Wi-fi are available in the house.
Also provided are an iron, hairdryer and beach towels (on request).
This is a great base for a relaxing holiday with 2 local beaches (nearest beach is just 50m away and has been awarded a Blue Flag) and also boat trips nearly on your door step. The local bus station is approx. 15 minutes walk away or alternatively taxis are available at the top and the bottom of the street.
Local sights to see in Bodrum Town Centre are the Mausoleum (one of the 7 wonders of the world), Bodrums famous Castle of St. Peter with museums and also the renovated amphitheatre, which is the summer hot spot for concerts and dance shows.
As I have been a resident in Bodrum for the past 25 years I can advise you of what will be on during your stay and also things to do in and out of Bodrum. The guide book is available on here for all guests to print off before their trip.
The whole house is yours to enjoy with no restrictions.
Interaction with Guests
I work freelance and sometimes need to travel. If I am around, I will always meet you for the check in and as I live just a few doors away will be available if you need me for anything. If I am away when you come, my daughter or husband will be more than happy to help you.
The house is located in the old Greek quarters of Bodrum. It is a residential area and you will have the feeling of living with the locals. The neighbours are very friendly and will always great you with "Merhaba" (hello) when they see you.
The house is very central and a car is not necessary. Car parking is available at the top of the road and is free of charge. Please note there is a market every Monday and so do not park your your car in the side street where the taxi rank is from Sunday night, any other day of the week is allowed.
There is an excellent local bus service to all of the villages on the peninsula and coaches that go to other cities around Turkey. The bus station is just 15 mins walk from the house.
There are 2 taxi ranks near to the house, one at the top of the road and one at the bottom.
Ferries going to the local Greek Islands (Kos, Rhodes) and also Datca are within a 10 minute walking distance.
Other Things to Note
New for 2014 - there will be internet and Wi-fi connection in the house.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house, there is a courtyard where smoking is permitted
No shoes allowed in the main part of the house as it has pine flooring
Please do not leave the air-conditioning on when you are not in the house, the system is very efficient and does not take long for the house to cool down
Whilst check in/out is flexible if there are guests arriving or checking out on the same day as your dates it will be strictly check out 11.30am and check in 14.30pm.
Karen is a very good host and she prepared her house for her guests very well. The house is at a very central location and you can go many of the places around by walk. The house is exactly as in the photos. Karen was very prompt to our messages and needs. She also prepared a good guide for the guests. The house is a traditional Bodrum house with a separate kitchen, bath and toilet in its courtyard. Actually I missed this point while reading the listing's description and we needed to leave the house early since we had difficulty with the separate places with our kids in the winter time. In fact, we never wanted to leave here early, since we loved the place very much. Karen was very kind to accept a refund without any problem and we would like to thank her for being a very good host.
Karen's place is beautiful. Comfortable and quirky with personality to spare. If you have trouble with stairs this isn't the place for you, but that wasn't a problem for us. Full kitchen, comfy bed and good (and clean) bathroom facilities. The home was immaculate on our arrival, with beautiful Turkish textiles and a great English language book collection. Good location - the beach is right on your doorstep along with tourist markets and restaurants all within walking distance. Karen was a very attentive host, checking in when we arrived and able to answer all of our questions. Recommended for a relaxing stay in Bodrum :)
If you care about aesthetics, authenticity and location, this house is a great option. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Not luxury but very comfortable and homely. So close to the waterfront yet quiet and community-feeling.
Perfect location for any kind of holiday and activity: close to beach, shops, ferries and 10 mins from bus station. Karen has been super kind and very helpful with all the info. Highly recommended.
Great host! The place was well located and quiet. Really cozy and clean home in the heart of Bodrum. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. Karens instructions and recommendations were very helpful!
Highly recommend the unique stone house.
We spent 3 nights in bodrum. Karen place is few mins walk from the bar street and beach side. Great location and this bedroom is big and comfortable, specially if you sick of go to restaurant like us, you defiantly can do some home cooking.
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I have been working in tourism for nearly 30 years and customer satisfaction is high priority for me. I offer high quality accommodation only and I aim to give an excellent service to ensure that guests have the holiday that they deserve.
I also travel a lot as an sustainable tourism auditor but will always be contactable during your stay.