As you climb the hill above Gökçebel village there stands Sakina Konak – an imposing white and pale stone villa with a sparkling turquoise swimming pool and totally unrestricted views to the sea and to the surrounding green hills. It’s a very private villa and it has generous proportions and the design allows natural light to flood in through the central atrium and mini sky-lights; at the same time you can always be assured of cool breezes throughout the house.
The grounds are extensive and the villa is approached from the gated and private parking area. The crisp white architecture of the villa is set off by the feature solid pale blonde stone walls, cool beige travertine tiled floors and light wooden interior shutters and doors. This pale palette is enlivened by colourful paintings; Turkish kilims, mosaics set into the walls and Eastern style wood carvings. The villa has a central atrium on the ground floor open to the sky and with all the open plan living areas radiating from this atrium, there is no shortage of space with two sitting rooms, one cosy and comfy for television viewing, it’s equipped with Sky TV, and one more formal room where the owner’s art collection is shown is to its best advantage. A inside dining area opens to the terrace where there is an outdoor dining area. The kitchen is spacious, well fitted and close to the outdoor dining space.
Upstairs there are just two bedroom suites, both with fabulous contemporary styled en suite bathrooms and both opening onto the large upper terrace with comfortable seating, space for sun beds and dining table and chairs.
The lower ground floor offers a further 2 bedrooms, again each with en suite facilities and the added advantage of a private sitting room, terrace and kitchen facilities, perfect if you are a large family or a group of friends travelling together.
However comfortable and pleasing the interior of the villa we are sure that you will spend plenty of time outside. The pool with it’s infinity edge and cascading overflow is surrounded by a sun terrace with plenty of sun beds. Elsewhere in the grounds you will find little corners where you can relax with a cool drink and just take in the magnificent scenery.
Sava and his wife Güler, are the young housekeeping couple at Sakina Konak and they have a house in the grounds; alongside cleaning duties they are always happy to assist with shopping, laundry and food preparation. Their routine will be tailored to your requirements.
Nearest beaches - The beaches and coves around Yalikavak and Gündogan are within a 15 minute drive from the property. The larger sandy beaches on the south side of the Peninsula are all within a 30 minute drive. Gümüslük with lagoon like swimming and great snorkelling is a 30 minute drive.
Shops & restaurants:
There is a small village shop in the centre of Gökçebel village (5 minute drive down the track) stocked with everyday items including fresh bread, fresh eggs and ice creams; once weekly there is a fruit and vegetable market. The nearest large supermarkets are on the main road to Yalikavak (8 minutes drive) and Yalikavak town also has a weekly fruit and vegetable market. There are many restaurants in Yalikavak town centre. (8 minutes drive).
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency () unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.