BODRUM RETREAT, PRIVATE STONE HOUSE SUITES & POOL, IN THE CLOUDS

francis marciano

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BODRUM RETREAT, PRIVATE STONE HOUSE SUITES & POOL, IN THE CLOUDS

Bodrum Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

IMPRESSIONS

Bodrum Retreat is the owners dream come true.

The location is awesome and when you first arrive, it will take your breath away. The views are unparalleled and from the property you can see from Yalikavak Marina to the west, Samos Island in Greece, 45km away north and Gundogan to the east. While we have 3 suites for rental, we are definitely not like a hotel and in no way do we resemble anything else but a very private home.

If you decide to come, without any prompting, you will immediately feel at ease. The location is marked by twenty, 75 year old Italian cypress trees in which the birds sing and rare squirrels have their early morning breakfast.

Days are balmy, generally breezy and at least 5 degrees C. cooler than what you see below near the sea.

Evenings are perfect for outside dining and the sunsets are always different and magnificent.

One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalymnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aegean properties you will find. Surrounded by mandarin, almond, fruit trees and grapes. Private herb and vegetable gardens. Extensive natural stone patios. Swimming pool / dining / entertainment area with unobstructed views of the sea and hills. A private setting in a magical part of Bodrum.

The suites are also ideal for Fall, Winter and Spring visits to Bodrum as, in those seasons, heating is included in the pricing and warm bedding duvets provide exceptional comfort. Most restaurants have fireplaces and without crowds of tourists, the cuisine is at its best. Scores of historical sites are uniquely yours for the day. Flights from NY, and European counties are at their lowest and Bodrum is just a 55 minute flight from exciting Istanbul.

We think Bodrum, out of season, is truly the best kept secret in the Aegean region.

This farm house, consisting of 2 floors, with separate entrances, was built years ago by master stone builders. 50 cm. thick walls. Windows are antique, carved, latticed wood, circa Ottoman Empire 1850. One can rent the top floor, called Labranda, or, the ground floor, called Herakleia, or book the entire house.

The 3rd suite, named Iassus, is located 50 meters away from the farmhouse. It is private and somewhat larger than the other two suites and opens onto a small private rose garden. The views are exceptional.

All of the suites are perfect for couples, or an extended family, if one decides to book more than one suite. Each year, we have several requests to book all three suites for family and/or close friends.

HERAKLEIA Residence: (Ground floor)

One enters the Herakleia residence via a 19C Ottoman door, from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house.

There is also a three meter wide sliding door (with screen) that opens to the courtyard.

Facing the sliding door, on the patio, is an enchanting small decorative Ottoman marble pool, now transformed into a planter.

Double queen bed in Japanese tatami style, with orthopedic mattress, is tucked into a Roman alcove within the room.

Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, International and local channels and Wi-Fi.

Wood, antique dining table and chairs for eating in the room. Reading sofa and antique lounge chair.

Antique cabinet for clothes storage. Unique, Ottoman style kitchenette includes all necessary tableware and cooking accessories.

Undercounter fridge, electrical grill, Microwave, gas stove, etc.

Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.

LABRANDA Residence (second floor)

One enters the loft style residence via stone stairs from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house.

The East facing wall, has small triangle, colored glass windows, that play the effects of the morning sun on the interior walls in a pleasing moving display. Double queen bed.

Flat screen TV, DVD, satellite TV, international and local channels and Wi-Fi.

Antique ebony 19th C.wood dining table and antique coffee shop chairs for eating in the room. Antique lounge chair.

Antique 19th C Korean dressing cabinet for clothes storage.

Traditional antique pine reproduction of an Aegean kitchenette. All necessary tableware and cooking accessories. Under counter fridge, grill, gas stove, etc.

Bathroom equipped with 19th C. Ottoman marble sink and rain shower.

IASSUS residence

This cottage was built years ago by master stone builders. 50 cm thick walls. The cottage has, in addition, a large natural pine wood and glass room that lets in good natural light for dining or just reading a book. The view from this room is North and West which is the direction of the surrounding countryside, the Aegean and the Greek Islands. On a clear day you can see Samos Island in Greece. Immediately below the cottage is a large field of lavender. The intimate outside dining area hosts a dining table and all around, is rose garden.

This house is perfect for a couple (we have had families of 3 and 4 stay here) or joined with Herakleia and Labranda, presents an opportunity for a large family reunion. It is the largest of the 3 suites.

The Iassus residence is quite private. One enters the residence via an antique, Bodrum, pine carved door, from the extensive stone patio surrounding the house. Through this door, one enters the pine wood/glass room. This room is made from recycled, accordion style, pine wood doors mounted with clear glass in the upper half of each door. There is good light in this room. Antique early 20th C. rosewood dining table with 2 antique rosewood chairs on one side and a 19th C. Rajastani takat lounge bed, fitted with soft billowy pillows on the other side. Overhead fan and a large original, trompe l'oeil painting from Goa, complete the picture.

The north side, has an antique lounge chair and reading lamp. All doors open to the North or to the West, which also harbors a small intimate rose garden and a Japanese oak dining table made from a hot tub circa 1850.

At the south end of this, all weather, room and up 2 stone steps, one enters the loft style stone cottage residence.

To the left of the entry door is the pine wood and tiled kitchen. The kitchen is large when compared to the size of the residence. All necessary tableware and cooking accessories are in place. Midsize fridge, toaster, grill, 4 burner gas stove, electrical oven, etc.

Good lighting and antique food art prints. A delight for food people.

To the right of the entry door, is the lounging couch then a queen bed, both of which face the flat screen TV.

DVD, satellite TV, international and local channels and Wi-Fi.

Original artwork throughout.

Lastly, a delightfully modern bathroom equipped with rain shower. Wonderful original 19th C. lithographs of old Istanbul and an old map of Turkey decorate the walls.

House is furnished with top quality furnishings and antiques.

All of the above residences are the perfect family getaway, or join many couples who have booked with us for their honeymoon.

We can host small wedding parties or reunions, complete with catering, for up to 50 persons.

When available, all suites can be booked.

Truly, a romantic and magic area

The pool, 20 meters from the house, is unique in style and is surrounded by a small mandarin orange orchard.

The pool is a salt water pool.

Quality teak chaise lounge, stone tables, etc., strategically placed throughout the area.

There are a number of spots for dining outside on this large 5000 meter property (approx. 50, 000 sq. ft.).

The owner’s stone house is also on the property.

The view from the villa is north-west, looking over volcanic rock shapes and catacombs in the valley, the new, spectacular, Yalikavak Marina to the west and then 180 degree, unobstructed, views out to the Greek islands. There are many walking trails in the area. The village of Yalikavak offers shops and a large selection of restaurants along the water’s edge. There is a fantastic selection of shops and cafes at the international marina. Sailboats and windsurf can be rented. 10 - 20 minutes takes you to neighboring villages and 20 minutes to the lively town of Bodrum. Ephesus is a two hour drive and the ancient Mausoleum of Halikarnas and Castle of St. Peter are both in Bodrum City.

SPECIAL FOOD OPTIONS- for discussion

Breakfast

Dinner

CAR HIRE- Economical car hire with airport pick up can be arranged.

BOAT TRIPS- We also associate with exceptionally honest and trustworthy wooden boat gulet owners. We can help you organize one day or week long trips with confidence.

Owner has extensive knowledge of the local area, as well as Turkey wide, for sightseeing, gourmet dining, etc.

The harvest from the owner’s vineyard, 300 meters below the house, begins around last week of August.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SMALL COTTAGE ON OUR VINEYARD AND OUR LOVELY VILLAGE HOUSE, BOTH ECONOMICAL OPTIONS, VERY NEAR THIS PROPERTY.

If you have any questions or would like to receive additional photographs, we have established a number for you to call from USA. (1-914 5951940).

Emails will be answered promptly.

Keywords: Farm House residence, summer, fall, winter, spring, blue cruise, boat, car rental, gourmet, retreat, cool,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
francis marciano (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About francis marciano

International person who has lived for decades in New York, Europe, Turkey and Southeast Asia.

Antiques and Art collector

Wine maker

Gourmet and chef

Strong architectural leanings

Father of Amber, my baby daughter

francis marciano purchased this farmhouse in 1993

Why francis marciano chose Bodrum

We choose only properties that have something extra to offer. Privacy, Views, Climate, Comfort, Fun

What makes this farmhouse unique

All our properties are unique and really do not fit into the normal boutique mold, as they are all, one off designs, not to be found elsewhere.

This property is high and above everything. It is a perfect getaway. Even in high season there is tranquility. The suites are furnished with high quality and unusual furnishings and art.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most perfect of holidays,,,,2 weeks,,, of blissful chilling out. This is such a special place and we are grateful to Frank for making us so very welcome. My batteries have never felt so recharged after a holiday. Thank you
Aug 2006
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Bodrum Lycian and Turquoise Coast
Hanoi Vietnam
5

A Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My two sisters and I rented this wonderful retreat for a week in June as a quiet getaway and respite with nature. The property is beautifully situated on the top of a hill and meticulously constructed of old limestone with beautiful Asian architectural details. An artists paradise. Our hosts Frank and Berna were delightful and attended graciously to every request. This is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway or a writers seclusion...perfection!
Recommended Limon Cafe is a delightful hip cafe nestled among the hills with a breathtaking view of the sea and the Bodrum Marina is world class sophistication.
This is definitely a return to place for a restful holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this superb review. We were really happy when all three of you decided to come and stay. Spring is a great time to come when flowers in the garden and on the near and far hills are ubiquitous. Coming all this way from Hanoi, on your way to your Paris art exhibition made the visit quite special. Thank you again.
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Sussex, England
5

Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived hot, tired and bad tempered after an over crowded flight full of all-inclusive holiday makers. Frank and Berner opened the door to their extraordinary home and all was instantly forgotten. We lay by the salt water Balinese pool with no need to go out as Berner had thoughtfully provided a welcome plate of delicious treats and Frank provided an accompanying bottle of his own Cabernet Sauvignon. Vedat the groundsman appeared with a plate of freshly picked figs and we were convinced we'd died and gone to heaven. The suites are perfect, private from one an another and beautifully decorated with Frank's eclectic collection of antiques. Frank is a mine of information and effortlessly organised car hire and a boat trip in a guluk from Torba for a day's excursion as well as endless and patient directions to excellent food and wonderful sight-seeing. Berna's boundless generosity means good recommendations for beaches with children, the best hamams and wonderful dinners. If you're lucky enough to be there when they host one it'll be an unforgettable experience. We were lucky enough to be there for not only a dinner but in time to give Frank a hand with harvesting grapes for making his wine. Having a car is essential. Say hello to your inner adventurer and gourmet and goodbye to cares and worries for as long as you're in their hilltop heaven.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What can I say. THANK YOU
We all try our best and I think that is what made your stay so special. We always try to treat folks who come and stay, as friends and some cases the friendship continues over the years. I suppose that is why we have "friends" coming to stay, yearly, for the past 6 years, for example. Sometimes Bodrum Retreat is simply a great find for a vacation or work break but in some cases, it becomes an annual destination. Thanks again for all the lovely things you have said.
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Bodrum Lycian and Turquoise Coast
AIken, SC USA
5

Total Relaxation in a Central Location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 4 days during a driving trip through Turkey. The location, high on a hillside, provides spectacular, almost 180 degree views of the Aegean and distant Greek Islands. A large terrace, framed by huge Cyprus trees, beautiful gardens, and the pool make this the perfect place to unwind, relax, read a good book and smell the roses. The constant sea breeze kept everything temperate. Photos cannot do justice to the surroundings.

There are 3 separate well appointed suites with high ceilings all with small kitchens for breakfast or lunch if you are not out touring the area. The suites were spotless and had everything you might need for a 3 day or 3 week stay. A large supermarket is 5 minutes away.

Frank Marciano and his wife, Berna, live on the property and you are treated like a member of the family. They have prepared an extensive (25+ page) guide of the areas sights, attractions, and restaurants and are always available for recommendations and directions.

Yalikavak, 10 minutes away, with it’s world class marina is truly a playground for the ultra wealthy and has all the amenities, shops and restaurants you might expect. Frank sent us to some seaside seafood restaurants just past the marina that were outstanding. The area is a photographers dream.

We would stay again without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very helpful and descriptive review. Berna and I are sincerely happy when we get a review like this that others can read and understand what to expect if they decide to come.
Both of you had an amazing road journey, to almost all of the key historical sights in Turkey and your arrival here should have made you feel peaceful and relaxed. Again, thank you for coming, keep well and perhaps see you both again, one day in the future.
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relaxing peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week in late August and enjoyed the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. There was always a nice little breeze so it wasn't too hot. The shade of the old trees is very agreeable. The atmosphere and all the beautiful little places and tables and chairs and the great view of the garden made us stay up there, read and relax most of the time. Beaches and towns are easy to reach. Berna and Frank are very nice, helpful and considerate hosts and interesting people, they gave us great advice on dining out and finding nice beaches and places and we had a truly great dinner both of them cooked for us and the other guests staying. That was a very enjoyable evening, wonderful food and great company. We stayed with two children, 13 and 16 who loved it. The suites are very pretty and clean and quite special. We'd all love to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are thankful you decided to visit us. We really appreciated your entire family's flexibility and desire to have a great time and you certainly did that. Perfect guests and welcome back anytime.
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Lotus Land
5

Enchanting Place

  • 5 of 5
This property is gorgeous: beautiful gardens and view, refreshing pool, space and privacy and impeccable rooms. These accommodations are truly original and the staff and owner were very kind and helpful. The owner, Frank, was eager to ensure that our stay on the Bodrum Peninsula was pleasant. He suggested a couple of excellent restaurants that were memorable experiences. After an unsuccessful day of exploring the Peninsula for beaches, I realized that Bodrum Retreat was superior in setting and tranquility. It was a glorious afternoon under the lime trees and a cool plunge in the pool to remedy the heat. Also, Yalikavak is a charming town fifteen minutes away.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this delightful review. Yes, finding raw, old style beaches, like I used to be able to find 50 years ago, is now rare and what is more available are beach clubs, hotel beaches and restaurant, quaint boardwalks with chaise lounge and cushions, that have become the default swimming places for most coming to Bodrum. The surrounding waters of Bodrum are truly beautiful, however.
Many come looking for South Pacific style, lonely beaches but Bodrum is basically a rocky peninsula and when you find sand, it probably came from Italy in bags. So the key to enjoyment was what you quickly discovered. Great fish and local Turkish food restaurants in wonderful settings, travel to amazing historical sites that are a photographers dream and come back to a peaceful and comfortable place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle, just 5 minutes down the hill. Thanks for coming and I am happy you both enjoyed yourselves.
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Bodrum Lycian and Turquoise Coast
Ross, California, USA
5

Sublimely beautiful; stay if you can

  • 5 of 5
The villas are separate stone built, high ceilinged apartments which are pleasingly proportioned and spacious. In the summer,when we were there, life takes place outside on a broad terrace in the shade of huge cypress trees or by a beautiful swimming pool. The property is high on a hill, 15 minutes drive from Bodrum, overlooking the sea and distant Greek islands. It is absolutely quiet and private except for the breeze in the trees and the birds in the surrounding orchards and vineyards. Classical Mediterranean.
Frank and Verna--charming, knowledgeable hosts, live next door, make and serve their homemade olives and wine; they are new friends of 3 generations of our family, for life.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bodrum-Milas International
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended
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Aug 31 2014 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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Bodrum Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) There is a queen bed in each suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Iassus Suite has a separate 'pine room' where there is an antique bed used as a couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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