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Beautiful Unique House With Private Swimming Pool And Stunning Views From It's Three Terraces.
Friendly Traditional Neighborhood, 5 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Town And 8km From The Beach.
Ionia House is a beautifully and thoughtfully restored village house, restorations completed in March 2013. Totally modern in design that fit's perfectly in it's neighborhood.
Ionia House provideds two large bedrooms and a sitting area come dining room with wonderful views overlooking the Byzantine castle and as far as the beach.
Beautiful hand crafted kitchen, a modern bathroom and utility area. Ionia House has a spacious private terrace situated in front of the house perfect for dining and relaxing, with comfortable furniture and open fireplace, nice for the cooler days and evnings in winter. Hand crafted stone walls and niches add a beautiful ambiance.
The swimming pool is situated on a spacious terrace with fantastic views over town and as far as the beach, here you will find comfortable sun beds and a shower.
An extra terrace above the pool for enjoying the views and beautiful sunsets each evening.
Ionia House has three terraces, All the terraces and walls are hand crafted with niches and beautiful lighting, one large terrace in front of the house with flower beds, here it is lovely to dine, there is comfortable furniture and an open fire place, nice in the cooler months.
The second is the pool terrace with plenty of room for sunbathing and enjoying, here there are sun loungers and an outside shower.
There is a lovely separate sitting area just by the pool, views are beautiful.
The pool is 13.50 Square meters with a depth of 1.50 meters
The third terrace is a great relaxing area, with a table and comfortable area to sit or lie down and enjoy the sunsets over the castle and ocean.
I have lived and worked in Selcuk for many years, I originally came backpacking to Turkey and fell in love with Selcuk, Turkey, the friendly people, the beautiful sites, the nature and the lifestyle.
Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2012
Ionia House has stunning views of the Byzantine castle, St John's Church and as far as the beach was my main reason for purchasing this 278 square metre piece land with old house.
Before restoration Ionia House consisted of two connected buildings, the original house and an added extra which was knocked down to make room for the lovely front patio garden.
The house was restored by local talented craftsman, stone masons and carpenters all with pride and passion under the fantastic guidence of a very talanted architect.
Ionia House restorations started in July 2012 and my first guests arrived in March 2013.
Stunning view, Private pool, Three beautiful terraces.
We had a fantastic stay at Ionia House, what a beautiful and comfortable property. The facilities were tremendous and we couldn't have asked for more. Breakfast in the sun on the lovely garden patio and the views from the terraces were some of our highlights. The house is perfectly situated, only a five minute stroll to the center of town where we enjoyed some great restaurants and of course the beautiful sites including the St Johns Church and the Isabey Mosque. Alison, the owner of the house was amazingly helpful and arranged our airport transfers and hire car ( Very reasonable rates ) and was on hand, just a call away, when we needed anything. All in all, everything was perfect.
Thank you to Alison for the lovely stay at Ionia House in Selcuk, Turkey! The house is absolutely beautiful, tastefully decorated and in a wonderful location. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, wonderful shower and dependable internet. It was a bit cool for swimming, but the pool is great and a good size. We loved all the potted plants and enjoyed eating all of our meals outside on the patio. We fell in love with Selcuk and the friendly people. The area is perfect for day trips to several other locations, but we were thankful to return to Selcuk each day. It was a wonderful family time together and a trip we will cherish and never forget.
This was a great place for two couples to stay during a short trip to the Ephesus area. We liked staying in Selcuk because it was close to the Ephesus ancient site and easy to get around for exploring the coast. The house has been recently renovated. The beds were good, bathroom nice, kitchen well equipped. There are views of the city and the fortress from the living room. The outside area was great with a pool, garden, a fireplace and ample seating for outdoor dining. Loved meeting and working with Alison. She met us at the house on our first day and helped us plan our stay. She provided additional travel services for us at a reasonable cost - airport pickup, taxi to Ephesus, ferry tickets, car rental etc. The house is slightly uphill from the town center - but all of Greece and Turkey was hilly on this trip. We own and manage several rental properties in the US so we are very picky about where we stay. Alison has done a great job to make sure her guests have a good experience.
Ionia House was perfect for our holiday; well designed, well maintained, comfortable, secluded behind its own walled terraces and yet close to all the amenities of Selcuk. The house is stylishly renovated with all modern conveniences.
Alison Morel, the owner, was attentive without being intrusive, and provided us with lots of information of where to visit and when, local restaurants , market times ( not to be missed if you enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables and a good old browse!) and always on the end of an e mail for further advice and answers to questions.
We visited a number of archaeological sites, near and far. We ate out, barbecued at Ionia, swam in the sea and the pool. We shared the latter with the thirsty swallows who came to see us every evening whilst we had swim!
This region of Turkey was fascinating for all it's many, varied and accessible sites. The local people in Selcuk were very friendly and helpful. Shopping and eating out was inexpensive. We would strongly recommend Ionia and this region for people who like to do their own thing, get out and about and enjoy local customs and culture. We felt privileged to be in an area where there were visitors from all over the world and without falling over too many people from the UK. This was not a resort holiday, thank goodness.
My husband and I stayed at Ionia house in April of 2014. What a perfect place! Although not a huge space, this place makes use of all the nooks and crannies and outdoor space so you feel like everything is just so and flows well - we could have easily had another couple stay with us and have been comfortable. We loved the outdoor space - a retreat from the hussle and bustle of the city outside (lots of sun decks around the pool as well as places to lounge). We didn't get a chance to use the outdoor fireplace, but would have loved to if we had stayed longer!
Alison was wonderful and thought about the little things - like having a basic mobile phone available for our use so not to incur massive roaming charges on our international cell phones.
The location is also great - by being in Ephesus you get away from the generic, crowded 'box rental' properties in Kusadasi while all amenities were a 5 minute walk away. We choose to walk to the ruins and had no problems managing the walk to a from the house, around the ruins and to the grotto of the seven sleepers.
If you want to stay close to the house, you will have no problems getting around without a car - everything you need is right there. If you want to see some sites further from town, I would recommend a car rental. Alison was extremely helpful in arranging and we had no problems - the car was dropped off right to the house and we had similar arrangements for the return.
Again, can't say enough about how wonderful this property is - I could easily live here full time we loved it so much!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Iona House. It exceeded all our expectations from the pictures online. The house is situated in a perfect location, away from the hustle and bustle of Selcuk, yet only a short walk up the hill. The views are spectacular, both day and night and the property was immaculately clean. Alison was very welcoming and helpful and assisted us with booking various excursions during our stay. She also recommended excellent local restaurants and gave us good advice on the timing of visits to historical sites. The pool was lovely and private and a good place to cool off in the heat of the day. We are recommending this place to all our friends and relatives as an ideal home from home when exploring this area.
Heather, Kent (UK)
This is a lovely house, finished to a very high standard. A great deal of thought has clearly been given to every aspect of staying here and there are many delightful details to enjoy. The property has clearly been designed by an architect with a sympathetic eye for aesthetics as well as the practical needs of guests.
The pool is a good size and we enjoyed having a choice of terraces. The real surprise was the view - at night, in particular, there is a wonderful view out over the town of Selcuk with the illuminated castle in the background. To get the view means having to walk uphill from the restaurants and bars in town for a few minutes - but it's well worth it (and there's always a cab, if necessary!)
Alison, the manager, who is English - but also speaks fluent Turkish - is incredibly helpful. She has apparently lived in the town for 30 years and can answer any question and deal with any requests.
Selcuk is a real Turkish town, which has not been spoilt like so many other Turkish resorts, but it also has a great variety of places to eat. It's also very handy for seeing Ephesus and other ancient sites not too far away. We recommend going to Pamucak on the minibus for the day - it's a beautiful beach with a really good restaurant.
The nearest beach is Pamucak, very quiet and 14km of beautiful golden sand, by private car 10 mins from Selcuk, by local mini bus the same. Further beaches can be reached in Kusadasi and many bays can be reached within 20-30 mins drive.
Special interest holidays
For anyone who loves history, here could not be better, with a huge amount of wonderful sites, Ephesus, St John's Church, Artemis Temple, one of the 7 Ancient wonders of the World, Mary's House on your doorstep, Selcuk is a fantastic base for visiting the many sites in the area.
Many opportunities for anyone particularly interested in archaeology, painting and magnificent hiking.
How to get there
Izmir, Adnan Menderes international airport is approx 50 mins by car.
Transfers can be arranged at an additional charge, Ferries to Samos, Greek island, leave daily from Kusadasi. A good day trip to be able to enjoy the different cultures of 2 close neighbours. Car hire not essential, but useful for at least some of time if planning to visit some of other locations around Selcuk. This can be arranged at very reasonable rates, enquire when booking.
Selcuk centre is only 5 mins walk into town along the old Roman aqueduct. The pretty Greek village Sirince is about 8km from Selcuk. Most of the attractions in Selcuk can be reached on foot or by local buses.
Selcuk has all the necessary shopping facilities, banks, restaurants etc, and there are some very good restaurants in town and some of the surrounding villages. Every Saturday there is a beautiful local market selling fresh produce and anything that you could need during your stay.
Guests will be met by Alison, the property manager, who is fluent in both English and Turkish, she will be available throughout your stay to help with any queries, provide information and if needed to make travel/trip arrangements. The main attractions are the historical sites locally at Ephesus, St John's basilica, Virgin Mary's House, Seven sleepers and Selcuk museum all only a few minutes drive away. It is also an excellent base to visit some of the other major attractions in this part of Turkey including Aphrodisias, Miletus, Metropolis, Priene and Didyma. All within 1-2 hours drive. Further afield, to Pamukkale and Heirapolis are well worth visiting, or boat trips from Fetiye or Marmaris can be arranged.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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Notes on prices:
Minimal rental period is 2 nights at 140 streling per night and an additional cleaning fee of 35 Sterling.
140 Sterling per night or 695 Sterling for 5 nights or over = 99,28 Serling per night
I ask that non refundable deposit = 25% of the total rental price is paid to secure your rental, the balance to be paid on arrival at Ionia House.
I try and be as flexible as possible to suit arrival and departure times of guests.
I ask that a non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental price is paid by credit card, Pay Pal or bank transfer to secure your booking and the balance to be paid on arrival at the property.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.