About this listing
Our charming cottage is the best location for getaways! The 60sqm cottage has all you need during your stay and is located in an idyllic landscape surrounded with olive trees and vineyards, away from the buzz of city life.
We have a small, serene and cozy country house in Urla, Izmir waiting you for a secluded getaway. The house is built in a vernacular architecture that reflects the typical Urla architecture and is situated in a big garden with olive trees and grapevines. Perfect for a romantic runaway, a weekend trip, or a celebration!
Apart from sleeping at our house, we also want to you to make the most out of your stay. Together with you, we will be glad to tailor you a trip itinerary starting from your arrival to your departure, including restaurants, activities and daily trips. After the confirmation of your stay, you will also receive an online map with the necessary directions to reach the house and a map of things to do in Urla.
The experience we offer you is a seclusive one: our cottage is located off the main road, surrounded in pure nature. There is no telephone or internet connection, but only a functioning radio that has the best stations: it is the best place to be off grid!
On the ground floor, there is a living room with couches and a fireplace. There is also a full functioning kitchen and a bathroom. On the first floor you can find the bedroom with a double bed. Up to 4 people can stay at our house.
We highly encourage local farming activities. We produce our own olive oil, wine, fruits and vegetables at our garden. As our guest, you will get the chance to taste our 100% natural products. A bottle of wine made from our own grapes will be our present for you during your stay, as well as our own olive oil.
An important note to remember: we strongly encourage you to make a booking at least 1-2 weeks earlier than your arrival date. Last minute bookings will make things much difficult for us, and could end up being an inconvenience for you as well. So please, let us know in advance! For further information and availability please send us a message.
We look forward to hosting you at our cottage.
As a guest, you will have full access to the house during your stay. Clean bed linens and towels will be provided for you. The house has a shower with 24/7 hot water. The kitchen has all the basic utensils available and our guests are more than welcome to use all pans/plates etc.
Interaction with Guests
Upon your arrival, we will be present at the house to greet you and welcome you to the house. We will go over the basic rules of the house, and leave you the keys. If we can't be there for your check-out, feel free to drop the keys in the mailbox situated next to the iron garden door.
Our cottage is located in an agricultural zone and is surrounded by local farms. This means that at nights, it might feel stranded or empty for people used to urban city life. But rest assured, it is a very peaceful and calm environment.
There are no shops within the immediate vicinity of the house, however it is possible to walk to the center in 10 minutes, or it can be reached in 2 minutes with a car.
Public transit around our house is limited. Therefore we suggest our guests to arrive with a car, either own or rental.
Alternatively, a taxi ride from the cottage to the city center would cost approximately 10 Turkish Lira.
Other Things to Note
We kindly ask you to read through all the details of our listing carefully. All sorts of information can be found here, including a guide to places to visit in Urla.
Please keep in mind that the house is a country cottage, situated in the middle of nature. There will inevitably be a chance of coming across small insects outside or possibly inside the house. There are however no poisonous insects or wild animals in the yard. If needed, bug pesticides can be used inside the house.
Concerning the tap water usage: we have our own well inside garden which gives us clean spring water. This means that it isn't perfectly regulated at all times. If you notice an orange color in the flow, let the taps run for about 5 minutes, and the water will be back to normal. We advise you to buy bottled water for drinking.
We have 3 very important rules about our house.
1) We, as a family are non-smokers. Therefore we expect you to respect this fact by not smoking indoors.
2) We hope that you to leave the house in a good condition, without damages to the furniture.
3) We expect you to be respectful to the surroundings, and keep in mind that this is a calm farming area.
Failure in respecting these rules may result in cuts from the deposit. For detailed instructions, please refer to the house manual once you arrive at our house.
I am a young architect currently studying in Denmark who has been living around Europe for the past 6 years. First in Italy, then in the Netherlands and finally, Denmark. I currently find myself in a lovely country, and a lovely city; Aarhus. Right now I am doing a Master Degree in architecture, and hoping to graduate in a year.
Being an architecture student means I have very little free time left. Most of my time outside time is spent on freelance work as an architect. Apart from my architecture, sports are a great passion as I love to learn new sports and keep myself in shape. I love being outdoors, enjoying any type of weather, and travelling to new places, whether it be cities or the nature.
Airbnb allows me share my passion for travelling with others. Personally, being a host is the greatest joy for me: I love being able to provide shelter for travellers from different countries and cultures, getting to meet them and to be able to make their journey worthwhile.