mumps

Cheryl
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Hi all - need some advice! We're looking to buy a holiday home in the Bodrum area but don't really know which part to go for! We want somewhere typically turkish, near the sea, with a bit of life but still has a 'village-y' feel to it but somewhere that we could take a walk (or dolmus) to should we feel the need for a bit more life once in a while! Were looking for a 3 bedroomed + apartment or villa -on a small complex would be nice - but we'd also concider 'stand alone' places as well. Can anybody help .....pleeeze!!
 

jewel

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
The world is your Lobster or is that Oyster, I am sure there are lots of people on here with good advice on your chosen area, I am fron Altinkum so not on your list but Gumusluk is pretty nice and still has a Turkish feel to it,not too big,brash or comercialised (yet) thats my opinion anyway. Good luck and have fun !!! jewel x

PS Resales are a really good bet and should come with all right paperwork which takes out the worry x
 
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Mushroom

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
I could happily sell you either a top floor apartment or a detached villa in a small complex just outside Gulluk.
I would happily provide all the information about both properties, the area etc but before potentially wasting time and effort, you should really provide what your budget is and then I and others know if it is worthwhile to provide further details.
Could you assist please?
 

tomc1984

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
You can't gop far wrong with Yalikavak, lovely village, right on the sea, plenty or as little going on as you want. Everybody nice. 20 mins. Bodrum, 40 mins. or so to the airport. Nightlife of Gumbet 15 mins. away if that is your thing. Love it.
 

ChrisBobs

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Hi- just said to other newcomes to teh forum, why not rent first to see what you like / don't like.
Bitez is a mix of village and sea, so is Gundogan, and Yaliciftlik really is village....
Some folk love the small town harbour life of Gulluk...
and so on- too confusing to choose from !
Good luck
C
 

Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Hi to echo other posters it depends what price etc and there are plenty around at the moment, there are some members properties for sale on here, take a good search around, to rent first, would be my advice if you're planning to live there full time, you can then explore a lot first. Our place is up in the mountains in Gumuskaya in between Yalikavak and Gumusluk, but all the villages are quaint, you've got Bodrum, Gumbet, Turgutreis and Bitez, which are a lot livlier, but places like Yalikavak, Gumusluk, Gundogan, Torba, to name but a few have village atmosphere and are near the sea. Take a look at this website A Photo and Video guide to Yalikavak Bodrum Turkey, with photos of Touring Turkey and some Greek Islands hope this gives you an insight. Please take your time.
 

Freshness

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Hi all - need some advice! We're looking to buy a holiday home in the Bodrum area but don't really know which part to go for! We want somewhere typically turkish, near the sea, with a bit of life but still has a 'village-y' feel to it but somewhere that we could take a walk (or dolmus) to should we feel the need for a bit more life once in a while! Were looking for a 3 bedroomed + apartment or villa -on a small complex would be nice - but we'd also concider 'stand alone' places as well. Can anybody help .....pleeeze!!
Pick Turgutreis, quite close to Bodrum downtown.
Ive been in Bodrum and close villages and places.
My favourite place is Turgutreis. Yes its typically Turkish, near the sea, a bit of life, has a village part too, you can take dolmus or walk other attractions.
Try Turgutreis, enjoy it.
 

gummus

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Once you have found an area, check that you will be able to get military clearance to obtain a tapu. E.g. parts of Turgutreis are difficult to buy in.

Good luck with your hunt
 

pldouglas

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
We chose Yalikavak for its year round amenities and easy access to Bodrum. Some places become a bit ghost town like in the winter, but Yalikavak continues to offer a good selection of shops and restaurants the whole year round as well as the usual stunning scenery and good walks.
 

Gail

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Pick Turgutreis, quite close to Bodrum downtown.
Ive been in Bodrum and close villages and places.
My favourite place is Turgutreis. Yes its typically Turkish, near the sea, a bit of life, has a village part too, you can take dolmus or walk other attractions.
Try Turgutreis, enjoy it.

I live in Turgutreis and I love it here but if you buy here or some places in Bitez you will have to open a company as foreigners can not have a house in their name. Opening a company is expensive and it will cost you a lot of money to put the house in the company name and then on going costs for the company. Be careful and don't rush into it as we questioned this when we bought 8 years ago and were told there is no problem and we are now paying for it.
 
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
If I had to do it all again I would still go for Gumusluk, but would rent for a year 1st to see what you like and what you dont like about the area.
Jim.
 

Sara-666

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Nobody mentioned Ortakent yet, very villagey feel, on the main road between Turgetreis and Bodrum, 5 mins ish to Yahsi beach, has a new complex opening up opposite Kipa that can only add value to any house bought, new University partly open and genuinely nice place to live

Sara
 

carolmon

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Bitez village.... 5 min in the dolmus to the beach, 10 mins the other direction to Bodrum.

Very authentic Turkish feel to the village, not like being in a resort, costs half the price of the beachfront restaurants for meals out plus because it's outside the military zone no Tapu isses.

Love it. love it. love it.... wish I was there now instead of up to my neck in snow!
 

Pete&Mag

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
I have to say that I still feel I made the right decision in Yalikavak. We,like you wanted a village feel near to the sea. Also,as has been said, Yalikavak doesnt die in the winter.
If you rented for a couple of holidays,hired a car and visited all the places mentioned,you will soon get a feel for what is right for you. Even once you have chosen your destination,take your time with any purchase.
 

kuzmin

kuzmin
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Hi all - need some advice! We're looking to buy a holiday home in the Bodrum area but don't really know which part to go for! We want somewhere typically turkish, near the sea, with a bit of life but still has a 'village-y' feel to it but somewhere that we could take a walk (or dolmus) to should we feel the need for a bit more life once in a while! Were looking for a 3 bedroomed + apartment or villa -on a small complex would be nice - but we'd also concider 'stand alone' places as well. Can anybody help .....pleeeze!!

Hi there,

we have a villa on the Azelea site. There are 23 villas on the site, a very large comunal pool, the site is managed, the villas are 3 bedrooms, one en-suite, one main bathroom and a downstairs toilet. There is a large roof terrace that is fully tiled. I think there is a villa on the site for sale with simplyvilla management. We love the place to bits. There is one couple who live there all year and one Kurdish man that was the developer of the site that lives there all year. We rent ours out, but if you want to see what the villas look like just google 'ourbodrumvilla.com' and you can see them on there.

Yalikavak is a lovely place and if you want night life then its easy to get to Bodrum, if you want tacky, Gumbet is not far away - ha ha
 

mikehibb

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Slightly biased, but Yalikavak for all the reason mentioned above by other members.

Oh and that sunset view.

Quote from our neighbour:

"Money can not buy that view"

Our reply: "well it can , and we did, and so did you (neighbour)"

Neighbour laughed as he is one of the partners in the developement company that built the complex. He is Turkish, has always lived on the pennisula and still looks out nearly every night at the sunset.

One tip, for us we insisted on an uninterupted south/south west sea view, you do pay a bit more for that. The other benefit is that you get the best sun especially in winter, the lower sun angle helps heats up the house.

One sales person we met tried to push some properties based on plenty of shade in the hot summer, however, as I say, you can buy shade from Koctas, but you can not buy sun from there.

Just our view of loverly Yalikavak
 

lynne

Member
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
I live in Gundogan and think that will tick all of your boxes.
Still a very Turkish fishing village , very friendly, not commercial. Lovely bay where you can sometimes see dolphins. A walkway the whole way round with sea, beach and harbour views on one side and restaurants and bars on the other. Something to suit everyones pocket food price wise. Market every Wednesday for fresh fruit and veg.
Not in a military zone so no problem buying in Gundogan and a selection of properties from one bed apartments to million pound villas !
Easy to get to Bodrum as there is a bus every half an hour and in summer the last bus back is 5am. Bus also to Golturkbuku to see if you can spot a celebrity on their yachts. Bus to Yalkivak, then onto Gumusluk, then Turgutreis.
Mostly Turkish summer home owners in Gundogan but some Dutch, Norwegian and British have homes here.
Very laid back place to live. PM me if you want any more info !
Lynne
 

mumps

Cheryl
Where around Bodrum to buy?!
Thanks everybody for your advice, its been really helpful - so as not to waste anybody's time if they know of a place for sale we've got a budget of about £60,000 (unless something really exceptional comes along then we might just be able to stretch a bit)!
 

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