Fully furnished resale apartment located on a holiday complex with a private beach with cafe/bar and watersports, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, aquapark, children's play area, ground chess, tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course, fitness centre, sauna and SPA, supermarket and shopping centre. THE GUVERCINLIK-TUZLA-BODRUM PROPERTY Open plan kitchen/living room, Master Bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace, second bedroom with juliette balcony and a family shower room. In addition to all the on-site facilities there is a service bus which runs between the complex and Bodrum Town. PROPERTY LOCATION Distance to Beach/Sea: Private Beach Distance to Guvercinlik: 5km Distance to Bodrum Town: 22km Distance to Bodrum Airport: 8km TUZLA Tuzla Lake is a region of prolific natural beauty and rich archaeological heritage situated just off the Bodrum-Milas highway a few kilometres southwest of the airport. Remains of the ancient Carian city of Bargilia adorn the countryside and during the heat of the summer, majestically emerge from the lake surface as the water level drops. The areas claim to fame is The Vita Park Golf Resort, a unique championship golf facility with two separate par-71 18 hole courses. The Milas Course with its Clubhouse and the Golf Academy are already open for use whilst the Halikarnas Course with the main Clubhouse, fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and SPA are due to open 2011. The second course will be membership only. The lake and its extensive wetlands are a designated IBA (Important Bird Area) providing sanctuary for many rare migrant birds throughout the year. Flamingos flock here in their thousands and sightings of Grey Heron, Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Osprey, Red-footed Falcon, Audouin's Gull, Ruddy Shelduck, Curlew, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, White & Black Stork, Bonelli's Eagle, Terek Sandpiper, the Saker, Lanner Falcon and many, many more are often reported. BOGAZICI The traditional village of Bogazici lies on the far side of Tuzla Lake accessed by a winding road that divides the lake asunder. It is set in an idyllic deep blue bay with as many fish restaurants lining the waters edge as fishing boats line the harbour. Although there is a thin strip of sand here, and you can find wooden gulets offering boat trips, tourism has basically left the village untouched. Life revolves around the village tea garden, the weekly market, and the daily catch! GUVERCINLIK Guvercinlik is located southwest of the airport on the Bodrum-Milas highway. This beautiful little village nestles in an exquisitely vivid turquoise cove surrounded on three sides by lush, green, aromatic pine trees carpeting the hillside. Salih Island which graces the entrance to the cove, enclosing the open sea like a lake, protectively shelters the settlement from westerly winds. The village mainly caters for the daily necessities of local residents, but you will also find several cafes and restaurants offering simple Turkish fare, a public beach area, and a smattering of pensions and hotels. Wooden gulets provide boat trips and the still calm waters offer opportunities for all water sports, particularly water skiing. THE BODRUM PENINSULA The Bodrum Peninsula is located on the southwest corner of Turkey at the point where the Aegean Sea fuses with The Mediterranean. For many hundreds of years the region has fascinated the minds and captivated the hearts of its visitors, none more so than the Turkish author Cevat Sakir who reminiscing about his first sighting wrote: The sea cracked upon the horizon without warning like a vast blue thundering infinity, it infiltrated through alleys and courtyards with a shimmering transparent light. It sparkled to an incomprehensible depth full of yearning and beauty and terror. On the final approach into Bodrum Town, todays visitor is greeted by a warning penned by Cevat Sakir himself: Hello, if you come to this top of the hill you will see Bodrum. Dont think that you will return as the very same person as you came. To all those who came before you it happened the same. They lost their heart in Bodrum and left it. The Fisherman of Halicarnassus (1890 1973) Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli The promise of long balmy days of sun, sand and sea in a typical Mediterranean climate has long attracted summer visitors to the Peninsula, but the once closely guarded secret that Bodrum has much more to offer is now out! Autumn, winter and spring months all pass by at a much less frenetic pace, at a warm and pleasant temperature, with a greater local intimacy and with each new seasons own inimitable style. Autumn is heralded with the Bodrum Cup, an annual event for amateur and professional yachtsmen alike, a sight to behold with hundreds of wooden yachts under full canvas. The sea is still enticingly warm for swimming, historical sites become a pleasure to visit, and of course there are the end-of-season sales! Winter is a time to relax, renew friendships, and recoup the energy depleted during the summer season. Waterfront cafes overflow with local residents playing backgammon, sophisticated restaurants offer breakfast buffets and brunch on the beach, and Christmas and New Year are celebrated with flair! As the scent of flower blossom fills the spring air, the hills and valleys refreshed by the winters rain are resplendent. Cool, sunny days are ideal for horse riding and hiking and the countryside teems with verdant new life beckoning the palette and artistry of the painter. The Peninsula awakens from its winter sleep and adorns itself ready for the influx of visitors promised by another summer season. Besides the obvious holiday orientated activities offered during the summer months, the Bodrum Peninsula caters for a diverse range of interests all year round. Dependant on the weather, yachts can still be chartered for the day or to sail the Turquoise Coast, ferries to neighbouring islands continue, and there are many sporting activities which have clubs holding regular meetings and organised training sessions. Outdoor water based sports include: fishing, sailing, diving and windsurfing whilst for more sedate water activities try indoor swimming pools, Turkish baths and health spas. There are also a number of public and privately run fitness centres, dance lessons, gymnasiums, tennis & basketball courts, football pitches, cycling and hiking clubs, golf courses and horse riding ranches. The less energetic amongst you might enjoy an hour or two at one of the many art & design exhibitions, concerts, jazz festivals, Latin evenings, quiz nights, yoga classes, language schools, animal welfare societies or mother and toddler groups. Historians and archaeologists will find that the Bodrum Peninsulas long, rich, turbulent past under the hands of many ancient and modern civilizations has left its mark both on the landscape and the annuls of history and well worth investigating. From as early as 1100 BC the Peninsula was an area of immense global importance due to its strategic location within world trade routes, but lost its pre-eminence in 400 AD with the prosperity of the Byzantine Empire and its capital Constantinople. Over the centuries the area has been conquered by Ancient Greeks, Persians, Byzantines, Egyptians, Ottomans, and as recently as 1919 the Italians. After the War of Independence in 1922 a peaceful tranquillity descended over this idyllic area which mixed together intoxicatingly with its climate and outstanding natural beauty resulting in its emergence as a tourist destination in 1985. BODRUM TOWN Bodrum town with its vivacious, Bohemian atmosphere adoringly drapes itself around an impressive medieval castle which guards the entrance to the town's dazzlingly blue and markedly different east and west bays. A majestic part of the Bodrum skyline, The Castle of St. Peter built in 1402, now serves as a museum specializing in underwater archaeology. During the summer months the castle is also host to many open-air concerts and the annual International Ballet Festival. Amid the myriad of winding, narrow, white-walled alleyways east of the castle, outdoor bazaars and craft stalls nestle side by side with charming local boutiques and top brand name stores. The towns weekly clothing and food markets offer a more traditional shopping experience, whilst in the Marina on the west bay, chic and prestigious designer label shops adorn the waters edge. Although Bodrum is not particularly well known for its beach, there is a long, thin expanse of sand that lines the east bay and enjoys clear, tide less seas. The waters offshore, once a rich source for the local sponge divers are especially good for scuba diving and snorkelling with reefs, caves and rock formations to be explored and a multicoloured array of aquatic life to be seen. Wherever you are in Bodrum good places to eat and drink abound. Traditional tea gardens and coffee houses abide next to elegant cafes and patisseries; the obligatory kebab stalls next to European fast food outlets; and lokantas serving home made food on the street front next to elegant, luxurious establishments serving International and Aegean cuisine. There is no denying that Bodrum is a party town. As night draws in and evening diners leave, waterfront restaurants transform into discos and nightclubs - continuing the revelry until dawn. During the summer months the 4,000 capacity Halikarnos open-air nightclub also opens its doors and the Catamaran disco boat sails out of the harbour and anchors offshore until day break. The pace of life on the west side of the town is definitely more sedate and has a very different ambiance revolving around the long palm-lined waterfront. Cafes and restaurants hug the harbour where colourful, locally built, wooden sailing gulets moor side by side offering excursions and pleasure trips. Ferries sail to Datca and Marmaris further along the Turkish Mediterranean Coast and also to the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes. Bodrum Marina, at the far end of the west bay is famous for its yacht club where modern, luxury cruisers moor and the yachting fraternity wine & dine before browsing in the haute couture boutiques. The Bodrum Cup is an annual yachting regatta which encourages boatmen of all skill levels to compete. Held every October since the 1980s, the Cup is a major event that attracts entrants and spectators from all over Turkey. There are a few archaeological remains in Bodrum worth mentioning: the Myndos Gate one of the entrances to the ancient fortified city of Halicarnassus and through which Alexander the Great entered the city; the Hellenistic Amphitheatre now completely restored and used for concerts and shows during the high season; and most worthy of note, King Mausolus Tomb which is one of the sole remaining seven wonders of the ancient world.
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