Rooftop private room in a beautiful Mediterranean villa, 30 min to Izmir city center and 20 min to Windsurf Capital of Europe, Alacati, and the best beaches of Cesme (cheshme). Quiet and peaceful, and yet close to all the fun, historical or cultural attractions when you want.
- Swimming Pool in the complex.
- Very cosy and cute home with garden, BBQ,
- Depending on the season pick your fruits from our garden!
- 3rd floor private room, can sleep up to 4 people
- AC in the room
- Refrigerator in the room
With it's new port that hosts private yachts, secret tiny bays with crystal clear water, Cesme Castle, white sand beaches, cobblestone streets, bazaar, fish restaurants, "kumru sandwiches" and night life 'Ceshme' is one of the most popular beach towns of well-heeled Turks as well as international tourists. It's 30 min drive away from our house on a 6 lane highway.
One of the pretties Mediterranean villages. 20 min away from our house from the new highway. Dining at some of the most amazing restaurants, afternoon stroll in the handcrafts bazaar, Turkish coffee in the village center are only few things to do after a day at the beach, or surfing. Alacati is considered as on of the best spots for windsurfing in the world. There are bunch of beach clubs, where you can lounge and have a cocktail and just enjoy watching surfers, or take classes and become one of them!
You can do day trips to one of the largest ancient city Ephesus, and beautiful wineries of Shirince, and Urla. Lots to explore in the area, and we'll be happy to show you around.
Now there are also daily ferries to the Greek island of Chios from Cesme port, for a round trip costing only 30 Euros. You get the chance of exploring both sides of the Aegean sea.
When you come back from your day trips you'll sip the local wines to the most beautiful sunsets from the terrace of your room.
Your Hosts and Details about the House:
Your hosts will be my parents, who are retired and have been living in this house most of the year for almost 7 years.
It's a 3 story house, with living room, kitchen, a small toilet and their winter garden room on the first floor; 3 bedrooms and the bathroom on the second floor and a big bedroom with a refrigerator, fireplace (which we don't use much in the summer!), AC, and a nice terrace on the third floor. We always have a lot of international guests, as both me and my brother have been living abroad for many years and have a lot of friends from all around the world that would like to come and enjoy the mediterranean breeze in our terrace every once in a while. This year I decided to list the room on the top floor here, to provide them a little additional income and keep them occupied.
I'll be doing the correspondences, as they don't speak perfect English - but they are both amazing communicators in person.
There are very affordable local charter flights from Istanbul or Antalya to Izmir. Or even direct flights from a lot of European cities. Pegasus Airlines ((website hidden)) or Atlas Jet, or Onur Air has great deals. Once you land in Izmir you can either rent a car from the airport and I can give directions to the house- which would be the best option to go around the area, to all the aforementioned attractions, or my dad can pick you up in his cute little chevy!
You can rent their car to go around for daily trips, but they wouldn't mind picking you up from the main street if you were to take public transportation to the beaches, or go down to town center for groceries..etc.
Also, feel free to buy fresh fish, or what ever you like from the local stores and throw on the BBQ in the garden for dinner. They will be happy to share some Raki (Turkish traditional liquor - like Ouzo, or Pastis) with you around the garden table.
Enjoy your stay - I'm already jealous...
We spent 8 wonderful days at Burchin`s and Nusret`s house and enjoyed their great turkish hospitality. The swimming pool is nearby and never overcrowded, so we went there regularly. We enjoyed very delicious breakfasts in a lovely garden surrounding. Burchin and Nusret helped us a lot to get around and picked us up when necessary.
Thanks a lot to Burchin, Nusret and Simin for a great turkish accomodation.
Sabine and Michael
Where to begin - well, first time in Urla, but definitely not my last!
Simin and her parents are just what I call lovely, friendly, very helpful and great hosts!
Simin's parents picked me up at Izmir airport and from the very first moment, I felt as if I visited relatives in Turkey!
The room they provided was amazing, lovely furnished (with a fridge) and the huge terrace was awesome. The house is located outside Urla and a 30 minute drive to Cesme but still close to Urla centre with a lot of restaurants and a night market (also a lot of markets where you can buy fish). Oh yes, and there is a swimming pool just a one Minute walk from the house:-)
Burcim's breakfast was just fantastic and ten times better than any breakfast in a 5 star hotel (eggs, cheese, salad, olives, homemade jam, melon, grapes and cherries, juice and tea or coffee!). We had dinner and BBQ's together and they even introduced me to some of their friends. It was the first time for me that I had a Raki together with delicious fish and food.
They even lent me their car so that I could explore the surroundings.
Very impressed overall, I will definitely come back!
Thanks a lot for your kind attentions!
This is amazing place! The house surrounded by beautiful, small garden, the big, cozy room, the great terrace you wish to spend more time on, and of course our hosts - Simin's Parents, who made us feel like at home!
Simin was very helpful, and I just can't express how grateful we are!
We'll try to send there our parents :)
Our best wishes to the wonderful family!
Agnieszka and Tomek
Very, very nice and warm people and an interesting insight into a non mass touristic spot in this area. You feel immediately at home and there are good fish restaurants near by. Its easy to drive to the hot spots of the area and definity a good alternative to a Izmir town location. Its like visiting your Turkish relatives, which you havent met before. Thank you for everything. Tesekür. See you. Jochen and family
Meeting Simin’s parent was a one of the highlight in Turkey visit. There are lot of ancient building in Turkey. We could watch a nice video of these places but we could not meet the nice Turkish retire couple without traveling few thousand miles. We are very grateful to meet and see the part of retired Turkish couple. They came out midnight to rescue us when we lost 0n the way home. The room was comfortable has a nice view. The garden was beautiful and we spend a lot of time at the porch. We really enjoyed staying Urla but Urla is not a suburb of Izmir. We had a rental car. We recommend this place for few days relaxing. They said there is a good beach and wind surfing place nearby hut we didn’t visit.
Many thanks for Simin and separately for Burchin and Nusret! We had several wonderful days staying in that hospitable home. We are full of warm impressions about that open-armed and genial family. House itself is very nice, maintenance is good, a lot of place, cozy terrace - you may see it on the picture (I used to sleep on it, but I'm not visible on the picture :) Place is quiet, safe and well located to get Izmir on one hand and Cesme on another. Burchin cooks very tasty, we had beatiful breakfasts (and dinners as well! :) Nusret was very helpful (thank you so much for that!). We really enjoyed our vacations and communications on the evening table. I think we learned so much interesting about each other. We are so glad we got acquaintance with that welcoming family! Nice to see you again, welcome Siberia :) Sincerely yours
Uliana and (website hidden) Sorry for my English - it could be better...
Staying at Simin's B& B was a Turkish home from home .. during July it was a bit too hot for us so we appreciated the AC in our room and the local swimming pool 100 m ffrom the house. For people who already know Turkey and want to meet local people it is perfect. Luckily we rented a car but our hosts were very willing to pick us up from the main road after a trip to the beach.. the local minibus (dolmus) is a good and frequent alternative
Burcin and Nersrut were very good hosts and made us feel very welcome, breakfast was wonderful and we shared a BBQ in their cute garden one evening,
Nearby - on the coast (10 min drive) there are good seafood restaurants and supermarkets.. and countless places to swim and enjoy the sea views
I can't say enough good things about Simin and her parents. They picked us up from the train station and were warm and inviting from the start. We had a great time communicating and we learned a lot about them. While we didn't have a chance to meet Simin she regularly called her parents to make sure we had everything we need and was a huge help when we were leaving Urla, pointing us in the correct direction of flying from Izmir to Istanbul (good call Simin ;-) Even Simin was available to make sure everything went smoothly her parents had everything well in hand and we extremely helpful in every way. We had a great time there and they will always be welcome at our place. Thanks guys!