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Property Name: Leyla's Place Villa 
Location: Yalikavak, Bodrum 
Property Reference: PV529 
Leyla's Place pool terrace 
Life in the slow lane at Leyla's Place! 
 
Guest 'suite' entrance and rooms 
Beautiful hillside and sea views from dining balcony 
 
Shady pergola 
 
Top balcony at dusk 
 
 
 
LP's BBQ terrace 
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Side terrace off kitchen 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Office area of lounge 
 
 
 
 
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Guest 'suite' at ground floor 
 
 
 
 
 

A traditional stone Bodrum villa in Turkey with private pool 

And now for something very different... Superb traditionally furnished stone built family villa in the village of Gokcebel, Yalikavak.  
 
VERY, very private location, large private pool, amazing sea views and set in natural surroundings, this villa sleeps 6 in the main house and has a guest suite for a further 2 guests.  
 
Turkish, traditonal and tempting ... 
Type: Villa with private pool 
Bedrooms: 3 + Additional Guest Room 
Sleeps up to:
Bathrooms: 2 +1 
Pool: VERY Private Pool 
Weekly from 
£995 
Weekly to 
£1495 

About Leyla's Place Villa : PV529, Yalikavak, Bodrum Peninsula  

THIS VILLA IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE 
Summary: Traditional and rustic stone built holiday villa with large private pool and gardens. Sea views and natural views 
3 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : Sleeps 6 in main house 
Additional Guest 'Suite' : 1 bedroom :1 bathroom  
Sleeps 8 in Total 
Leyla's Place is a unique and very special stone built holiday home designed for summer outdoor living. It is not the typical Bodrum holiday villa but a beautiful, private airy house in a quiet location. This is a truly unique home in the Gokcebel village area of Yalikavak which combines generous sized rooms and a traditional feel which is lacking in most other holiday homes. The ambiance is 'inside out', relaxed summer living ... you will get the sounds of Summer from nature, you will get privacy and peace ... 
 
Unlike many holiday homes in the Yalikavak area, Leyla's Place was not originally intended for renting. The villa has been furnished and designed for family use and family living, therefore you can't help but notice the 'homely' extras. Since 2015, Leyla's Place English/Turkish owners have opened up their home for rental guests to enjoy a true Turkish experience. For those looking for a super holiday home, not on the beaten track, Leyla's Place offers modern living, private pool, views and privacy in peaceful surroundings and only 5 minutes away from shops, supermarkets and buzzing Yalikavak centre and its Marina. 
 
The villa is situated in a peaceful location but within a very short distance of restaurants, shops, beach and harbour in lively Yalikavak. Although the villa can sleep 6 in the main house, it is the perfect honeymoon spot or couples location for a really private retreat. And with the guest suite in use, sleeping an extra 2, this is the ideal venue for family reunions or groups of friends. 
 
Ground Floor: Open Plan lounge area with wooden floors, sofas, chairs, side tables, book shelf, 'office area', CD rack, piano, board games. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area, cloakroom/WC,  
 
GALLERIED LANDING leading to First Floor: 3 double bedrooms all have lots of storage space and views. All rooms are very spacious and have A/C units. Family shower room with W/C basin and shower 
 
Lower Ground Floor: SEPARATE GUEST SUITE - at ground floor level, sleeps 2 extra guests and has shower room/WC/wash basin, kitchenette.  
Available on request at an additional weekly cost of £150 per week. 
Please Note: the guest suite does not have A/C as it stays cool even in Summer 
 
Note on Pricing - Prices are for 6 guests staying in the main house only. For 8 guests including use of the Guest Suite, the additional weekly rate above applies 
Location: Gokcebel Village, Yalikavak, Bodrum. 3.5 km from Palmarina, Yalikavak 
Located on the hillside overlooking Gokcebel village and Yalikavak bay, the villa blends into it's natural surroundings of stone, hillside shrubs and green olive trees. 
Gokcebel village is on the outskirts of Yalikavak and only a 5 minute drive to main supermarkets and less than 10 minutes to the centre of Yalikavak. Leyla's Place is in a semi-rural location and accessed via private track. There is no passing traffic at this location 
Exterior: Very Private Pool and Private Gardens. Sea and natural views 
There is a beautiful private swimming pool set in the gardens of the villa with sunbeds and large comfortable cushions on the terraced area surrounding the pool. The pool terrace has both full sun and shade under a pergola. There's a spacious terrace around the pool, which is flanked by the backdrop of the hillside and provides stunning views across the valley to Gokcebel, Yalikavak and the sea. Two large shaded balconies are perfect for alfresco lunches/dinners and enjoying aperitifs in the evening watching the sunset. Why not also enjoy dinner on the ground terrace with its BBQ.  
 
Private balconies on two levels provide wonderful views over Gokcebel village, Yalikavak bay and Leyla's Place gardens. The house is set in extensive grounds in citrus, fig and olive gardens. Organic vegetables including aubergines, onions, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons are grown and the gardener will provide you with any of the above if you wish. 
 
The pool is cleaned daily and gardens tended by Aytekin (caretaker) who will be pleased to offer you fresh fruit and vegetables from the gardens. Apparently, he is a master at BBQing and will be more than pleased to BBQ for you during your stay.  
NOTE RE BBQ: Please check with Aytekin before BBQing as depending on the breeze, it can be a fire hazard. 
 
The beaches and coves around Yalikavak and Gundoğan are within a 10/15 minute drive from the villa. The larger sandy beaches on the south side of the Peninsula are all within a 25 minute drive. Gumusuluk with lagoon like swimming and great snorkeling is a 20/25 minute drive away. 
Facilities:  
Private swimming pool 
Bath towels AND pool towels provided 
Baby bed and child's feeding high chair hired on request 
A/C in all bedrooms except guest suite 
Sun loungers, bean bags and poolside sunshade 
Private parking inside gated grounds 
NO SMOKING inside villa, smoking is permitted outdoors 
Poolside hammock  
Hair dryer 
Kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer etc 
Water dispenser 
Microwave 
Washing machine, iron, ironing board 
Fresh fruit and vegetable from the gardens for you to pick 
Outside sound system which Aytekin sets up 
Linen change included for stays longer than 10 nights and quick 'mini' clean 
Welcome pack included 
BBQ - ask Aytkein the caretaker 
Fully furnished outside dining terrace and lounge 
First floor balcony with seating off master bedroom 

Things to know about Leyla's Place Villa 

Quiet village location, but a 5 minute drive from Yalikavak's main supermarkets 
Separate self-contained 'guest suite' sleeps 2. Available for additional weekly cost (please enquire) 
Car essential 
There is no TV at this villa, but the views are amazing to watch! 
Full-time caretaker, gardener, pool man also renowned for his fantastic BBQ skills! 

What we love about Leyla's Place Villa 

We adore the traditional simplicity and Turkish homeliness of Leyla's Place 
The total peace and privacy provided by the natural location 
That large pool and various sunny and shady areas around the villa 
Far enough away from the resort's bustle but close enough too 
Watching the sunsets over the sea from the terrace and the evenings' sounds of summer 
Private Pool 
Sea/Beach Clubs close by at Yalikavak and Gundogan 
 
SPLASH 
2 Bathrooms, 1 separate cloakroom/WC 
Family bathroom with shower 
 
REFRESH 
Sunloungers for each guest and pool cushions 
Natural shade around the pool and pergola 
Purpose built sofa seating on terrace 
RELAX 
Internal and external dining areas 
Internal: kitchen and dining 
External: dining table and seating on 2 terraces 
DINE 
3 Bedrooms, 3 Double beds 
Guest 'suite' has double or single beds which can sleep 2 or more (please ask)  
SLEEP 
 
Free Broadband wi-fi 
 
CONNECT 

The Area around Leyla's Place Villa 

Airport : 48 km 
Bodrum Milas 40 mins drive 
 
Beach: 1.5m approx 
Local beach at Yalikavak and Gundogan 10 and 15 mins drive 
 
Shops: 500m 
Main supermarkets a 5 minute drive. Gokcebel has a small village shop 
More information on this area: 
The Turkish Aegean Coast Region 
 
On the Bodrum Peninsula buildings are not permitted to be built more than 2 stories high, and there are no buildings higher than 3 stories in the whole Peninsula. This tends to make the area look particularly attractive. Most of the buildings are white washed cubes, similar to those in the Greek Islands. This is because this part of Turkey used to belong to Greece and some of the Greek Islands used to belong to Turkey. As you can imagine, there is a lot of history around the area. 
 
History 
Archaeological excavations have established that human habitation in the Yalikavak area began in around 2000BC, and there are ruins and artefacts from the Carian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. The historic sites such as Sandima, Pasanda (Geris), Kandiba and Termil (Dirmil/Gökçebel) attract visitors from all over the world. Yalikavak is famous for the numerous windmills found in the vicinity. The winds, that until recently turned the vanes of these working windmills, now fill the sails of boats and windsurfs. Another “typical” feature found in abundance here are domed water cisterns which, in the past, were used in times of drought and are now being adapted for artistic and cultural uses. 
 
A 20 minute road journey will take you to Bodrum Centre with its historic castle which was built from 1402 onwards, by the Knights of St John as the Castle of St. Peter or Petronium. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is also located in Bodrum town. 
 
Ferry trips to the Greek island of Kos can be made from Turgutreis and Bodrum 
Further afield you can visit Ephesus, the largest archaeological site in the world, the stunning pools at Pamukkale, the royal rock tombs at Dalyan, and the temple of Apollo at Didim. 
 
Yalikavak 
Yalikavak's town centre has retained its traditional Turkish charm. With its simple but stylish laid back atmosphere and friendly welcoming locals, this is its main attraction and the reason why holidaymakers return to the area year after year. Along the coast road en-route from the villa to Yalikavak you will pass some of the best fish restaurants on the Bodrum Peninsula huddled together in their own 'fish restaurant village' area. A couple of minutes further on takes you to Yalikavak's fashionable new Marina (Palmarina) with super yachts, gullets and sail boats visiting from all around the world. The Marina is home to smart shops, bars, restaurants and a beach club which hosts open air concerts during high summer.  
 
The centre of Bodrum is less than 20 minutes from here with its own smart Marina, town centre shops and, of course, the famous Bodrum Castle. Bodrum town has fabulous shops in the Marina area and also along the narrow streets of the old town near the Castle. At night, the Marina has open air live music starting at 10pm until the early hours nightly during high summer. 
 
Yalikavak has supermarkets, banks, ATMs, Taxi ranks, bus station, petrol stations etc. 
 
A car is essential for this location. The dolmus (public transport minibus) runs along the main road from Yalikavak to Gundogan, this is near the Migros supermarket (which is 1km, 5 mins drive away). 
 
Distances: Bodrum town is 15 mins drive; Yalikavak is 5 mins drive, Gundogan is 10 mins drive and Gumusluk fishing village and harbour restaurants are 20 mins drive in the opposite direction 
 
Turgutreis is 25 mins drive : Nearest supermarket, Migros, 1.5km - 5 min drive 
 
 

Prices for Leyla's Place Villa 

Please contact us for prices and availability.  
Reservation Deposit: 16% of total booking cost 
Booking Fee: £25.00 (applied to booking deposit) 
Refundable Breakages Deposit: GBP350.00 
Linen & Towels: Pool and Bath towels included 
 
Linen & Towels: All bed linens, Pool and Bath towels included 
Electricity & water: Included  
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-fi 
Payment Methods Accepted: PayPal, Stripe, Bank Transfer 

Availability and Booking for Leyla's Place Villa  

Please contact us for prices and availability. 

Guest Feedback for holidays at Leyla's Place Villa 

A Little Place Called Heaven| July 2016 
Leyla's place is a wonderful home we got to call home for 3 weeks. Everything was perfect. aytiken the gardner/caretaker of the house is very sweet. we enjoyed our vacation and hoping to be back soon! 
Review Submitted: August 2016 
Date of Stay: Jul 2016 
Source: Aida and family, Lebanon. Review via Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor 
A Taste of Paradis| June 2016 
We stayed for a week in this idyllic villa. The house is secluded, which was what we were looking for. It is situated in its own spacious grounds beautifully landscaped and filled with oleander, roses and citrus trees. The gardens are tended by Aytekin, who is invaluable, as he keeps the house, pool and garden immaculate. Fresh produce from the garden such as tomatoes, cucumbers, fruits of all kinds are collected daily. A vegetarian heaven! The house is built overlooking the peninsula and views are breathtaking. The interior is beautiful with wooden floors throughout and has a colonial feel. For us it was beautifully cool even at night but in August you might want the air-conditioning, which is in all bedrooms. We loved it so much that we returned, having already come last June. Despite, in our view, over anxious concerns in the press regarding visits to Turkey, we can only say that we found Yalikavak and Bodrum itself to be lively, colourful places, filled with holiday makers, both Turkish and foreign, enjoying the markets, the beach and restaurants in relaxed holiday mode, just as it has always been. This is a beautiful area and Leyla's Place the ideal spot from which to enjoy it. 
Review Submitted: June 2016 
Date of Stay: June 2016 
Source: Linda and family, UK. Review via Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor 
Highly Recommended | August 2015 
We have stayed at Leyla’s Place for the last four years, with a minimum stay of 10 days, having always enjoyed our holidays there. This year we booked our holiday via Annie at Peninsula Villas, for ten days in July. The booking and payment process was straightforward. Leyla’s Place is located between Yalikavak and Gundogan. It is in a beautiful position, on a hillside, overlooking Yalikavak - with amazing sea views and sunsets! From the villa, we have visited Ephesus on a day trip, explored some of the closer Greek Islands and this year we spent three days in Istanbul before flying down to Milas and on to the Villa. Although off the beaten track, the villa is approached along an unmade road which is easy to negotiate. It is only a short drive to the local supermarkets and bakery. The house itself is a large multi-level traditional stone family villa with all amenities and everything you would need for a wonderful self-catering holiday. There is a well equipped kitchen, a large homely furnished living area and comfortable bedrooms, with fans and some air conditioning. We enjoyed meals on the veranda, overlooking the beautiful gardens and the surrounding landscape. Our days were spent relaxing by the well maintained pool with a plethora of loungers, cushions, a hammock and sufficient shade to avoid the mid-day heat. The caretaker, Aytekin, was friendly, courteous and always helpful; providing us with fresh fruit and vegetables from the villa’s gardens and offering to prepare a BBQ. His wife cooks delicious local meals on request for a small fee. Yalikavak is a small town with lots of restaurants, serving traditional food. It has a lovely old harbour and a new Palmarina with a large selection of designer shops, bars and restaurants. There is a local, vibrant market on Thursdays. We had a wonderful holiday and couldn’t fault anything. We plan to book again for 2016, but for a longer period next time. 
Review Submitted: August 2015 
Date of Stay: August 2015 
Source: Regular UK guests. Review via Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor 
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