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Garden House, Selcuk ( Ephesus ) Turkey

Selçuk, Izmir, Turkey
  • House968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Stunning air conditioned 2 bedroomed house with beautiful garden, pool

Beautiful house set in the most wonderful private garden sleeps 4 in two spacious bedrooms with swimming pool shared with Goldsmith House.

Garden House has central hot/cold air conditioning. This beautiful property has a large double bedroom with a library. The second bedroom come living room has an open fireplace. This room has a single bed and a large comfortable double sofa bed can be opened when needed.

Garden House has a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, cooker and plenty of storage space and it has an inside sitting area overlooking the garden.

Garden House also has an outside veranda reached through the kitchen door this beautiful area is perfect for dining, relaxing and enjoying the garden views.

This veranda enjoys plenty of space to BBQ and in the chilly months, the open fireplace is wonderful.

The property has a modern bathroom with shower, toilet and clothes washing machine.

As the property's name suggests it has the most beautiful garden with mature trees and shrubs where you can sit and enjoy the surrounding views.

There is plenty of parking space in front of the property. For guests wishing to rent a car during their visit please enquire when booking, also for airport transfers.

From Garden House, it is a 5-minute stroll to the centre of town and a ten-minute drive to 14 km long sandy Pamucak beach.

Property Manager

Alison Morel

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, turkish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Alison Morel

I originally came from the South of England to Turkey on a backpacking trip 30 years ago, fell in love with Selcuk and ended up staying. I am still very happy to be living, working and enjoying this small town, the friendliness of the people, the wonderful sites and the whole feel of the place and area.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Spacious double bedroom with hand made furniture
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Large room with open fireplace, lovely in winter
      • Both lovely bedrooms have hand made furniture, beautiful Turkish carpets


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Modern bathroom with clothes washing machine
      • Spacious modern bathroom with clothes washing machine

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Town
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central hot/cold air conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Fireplace
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Safe parking outside Garden House
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Large collection of German books


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Huge garden with mature trees and shrubs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          You are free to smoke outside but no smoking policy inside the house
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Shared with Goldsmith House

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Chauffeur


                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  All the comforts of home a blessed stay.

                                                                  Renee S.

                                                                  The garden house and Iona house are my two favorite places for lodging in Selcuk. I've stayed there seven times in the past three years. The accommodations are Clean and clean.

                                                                  You will not go wrong with either of theses homes.

                                                                  Alison Moral is the perfect owner and manager for these properties. They have many affordable and beautiful vacation homes. See you in October Allison

                                                                  Cute Home, Amazing Location, Friendly Hospitality

                                                                  Gretchen R.Seattle, Washington

                                                                  We are a family of 5 traveling the world for a year. We have stayed in rental homes all over South America, South Africa and Greece. This charming cottage in Selcuk is one of our favorites! Alison and Memet's hospitality is exceedingly gracious.

                                                                  We had originally planned to stay for 2 weeks, but loved the place, Alison, and the surroundings, so we added several nights. Two friends who are also traveling met us in Selcuk in their camper, which Alison helpfully allowed us to set up just outside the home's gate. The camper was safe and secure out there, with an electrical hook up.

                                                                  As cooks and food-lovers, we especially enjoyed the cute, excellently equipped kitchen. Plenty of cookware, utensils, crockery and glasses with a full sized refrigerator and dishwasher. Grocery stores and fresh-food markets are within an easy walking distance, as are wonderful bakeries and sweet shops. We prepared and ate most of our meals in the house including a lovely dinner at the garden table under the stars.

                                                                  The rooms and beds were comfy. We loved the open closets and chests of drawers; we unpacked and made ourselves at home. We also appreciated the easy-to-use wash-machine, along with the extra bed linens and bath towels.

                                                                  Thanks to the outdoor living area, the Garden House had space for each of us to carve out a little privacy when needed. The roses were in bloom when we were there, lovely! The swimming pool that is shared with Goldsmith House next door was still a bit cold while we were there, but we still had a great time splashing about, especially after days sightseeing in the sun.

                                                                  We enjoyed so many ancient sights around Selcuk, most within walking distance of the Garden House. Isa Bey Camii, St. John's Basilica, Selcuk fortress/castle, the Roman aqueduct, Temple of Artemis, Mary's House and, of course, the city of Ephesus a nice hike away. The newly renovated Ephesus museum was absolutely amazing!

                                                                  Alison also helped us with excursions further afield. She organized a driver and van for us to visit the Roman spa city of Hierapolis and the famous travertines (aka Cotton Castle). She had friends who own a rug manufacturing and sales store host us for a lunch and display of beautiful Turkish rugs (with absolutely NO pressure to buy). She helped us get to the Tire market by dolmus and (for the teens) to Aqua Fantasy, a fun water park.

                                                                  We absolutely recommend this house to groups traveling in Selcuk. We sincerely plan on returning someday.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you, thank you for your amazing and very informative review.

                                                                  It was a total pleasure to have your lovely family and friends staying at Garden House, hopefully in the not to distant future you may be able to enjoy Garden House and Selcuk and the surrounding area again,

                                                                  Best wishes and thank you again,


                                                                  Great base for exploring fantastic ruins


                                                                  My wife and I were looking for a nice house with outdoor space as a comfy base camp to relax between days out in the astonishing nearby ancient ruins. The house is in top order, really clean with modern kitchen and lots of space to sit out in the sun and have meals outdoors. Very private, off the street and easy walk into the town. We thought Selcuk would be boring and dull but instead it gave us an opportunity to see a real Turkish town vs, resort town. Lived off several really good bakeries with their own ovens, diaries with super fresh and thick yogurt and the ladies in the market square that sell fresh veg and fruit. Also giant market on Saturday to explore. Alison was fab in helping us and it really helped that she spoke English. Her office is a short walk from the house, She arranged a car to take us to some of the nearby ruins so if you prefer not to rent a car that is a possibility. Plenty of restaurants in town and Alison will help you out on finding the good ones. We had a fire in the fireplace as day after we arrived was a tad chilly then nice warm sunshine followed. This is a good place to slow down step back and unplug without any hassles. Beer and wine in the grocery stores and if you like a tipple you won't be made to feel uncomfortable. Really lovely coming home to your own smart house in private grounds just off center of town after a day out exploring. Been to Turkey many times but this was different in a good way - highly recommend it.

                                                                  Wonderful neighborhood, excellent house

                                                                  Susan S.

                                                                  My husband and daughter and I came to Selcuk for just two days, but wanted the comfort and independence of having a house. I'm not sure which we appreciated more - the modern conveniences of the house (lovely furnishings, brand-new kitchen and bath appliances/fittings and top-notch air conditioning), the rustically comfortable and satisfying covered patio area, or the lush gardens and pool. We also fell in love with the neighborhood, which was a casual mix of lovely renovated homes and guest houses, and the much more modest traditional homes of the local people. Simply wandering in the neighborhood gave us so much pleasure. Alison was a delight to deal with, and gave us some good tips on restaurants and activities. Our only problem with the place was that the kitchen knives were a little old and rough - but since we ate almost every meal out that wasn't a big deal. I just wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Susan and family,

                                                                  Thank you so much for your informative and very kind review.....

                                                                  I have taken note of your knife comment and the situation has been rectified, thank you : )

                                                                  It was lovely to meet you all but a shame you did not have enough time to enjoy the many other sites on the doorstep and in the area, a good excuse for another visit.

                                                                  Best wishes,


                                                                  One of the best-appointed houses we have rented.

                                                                  Cathy M.

                                                                  The Garden House is set in a beautiful walled garden with a lovely sheltered outdoor seating area. A 'secret' door leads you to a beautiful little pool. We didn't need help but it was a real comfort to know that we could contact Alison if we did need anything. A very relaxing week!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your review, very much appreciated. It was lovely to have met you and lovely that you enjoyed Garden House and it's surroundings.

                                                                  All the best to you all,


                                                                  Lovely Place!

                                                                  Andrew Y.

                                                                  My sister and I stayed in the Garden House for a couple of nights when we were in Selcuk. We loved it. The house was really charming and wonderful. There were two spacious bedrooms, so we had more than enough space for two people to be comfortable. The house has a lot of windows, so it receives a lot of sunlight which makes it very pleasant. There is also a very charming sitting area outside. The furniture is elegant and well-built, and it works well with the look of the place. We did not have a chance to use the kitchen, but it has all the appliances needed for cooking and plenty of counter space. Finally, we had no complaints about the bathroom.

                                                                  The house is in a good location. It is a short walk from St. John's Church, the bus station and the town center. We were also able to walk to Ephesus in about a half an hour from our place. The neighborhood itself was quite charming. There were a lot of nice textile shops, and a lot of local inhabitants live in the neighborhood, so it was not too touristy.

                                                                  The owner, Alison, was extremely helpful and hospitable to us. She picked us up from the bus station, gave us a quick tour of the main area of Selcuk, and offered excellent tips for places to see and to eat. She also was very helpful to us as we were figuring out our options for getting from Selcuk to Istanbul.

                                                                  Our stay in Selcuk was brief, and my sister and I hope to come again to visit a few more sites. We would definitely stay here again without hesitation, and would recommend it to anyone else looking for a place to stay in Selcuk.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for the very for your informative and fantastic positive review, so kind of you to take the time and so much effort.

                                                                  I hope very much that you will be able to make it back so you can enjoy the many other sites and wonderful places in the area.

                                                                  Best wishes to you both,



                                                                  Selçuk, Izmir, Turkey

                                                                  Selçuk is a very attractive town perfect for people who prefer to be away from the 'package tour crowd' with a population of 26.000 it is large enough to have all the facilities needed for a comfortable stay including plenty of nice restaurants, cafes, bars and interesting shops. Selçuk is situated eight kilometres from the Aegean coast, one hour away from Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and 45 minutes away from Izmir Adnan Menderes airport where there are many international and domestic flights daily. Selçuk train station has connections to Izmir and towards Denizli There are a very decent bus services all over Turkey and the local mini buses run frequently to the local sites and towns. Banking is very well catered for and there are supermarkets and plenty of shops selling all you should require. Every Saturday there is a beautiful weekly market which sells everything from wonderful local fruit and vegetables herbs and spices, clothes, footwear and much more. The town has a decent hospital and dental services should they be required. The local beach, Pamucak is situated eight kilometres from town a fourteen-kilometre long sandy beach, quiet and virtually unspoilt. There are many wonderful local sites within walking distance from each of the houses and many day trips from Selçuk including Pamukkale, Heropolis, Priene, Miletus, Didyma and much more, please go to archaeological sites page for more information. If you would like airport transfers or to hire a car or minibus during your stay please state your requirements and we will be very happy to help.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  With five guests staying the nightly rate works out at 17 Sterling per person, more economical and much much nicer than a night in an average hotel : ) Minimal rental period of 2 nights @ 120 Sterling per night 120 Sterling per night. Up to one week 595 Sterling ( 85 Sterling per night ) For two night stay an additional cleaning fee will be added = 35 Sterling For stays of 2 nights an added cleaning fee of 35 Sterling is charge 25% of total rental price required as a non refundable deposit on booking, balance to be paid on arrival

                                                                  A 25% depoist of total rental price is to be paid to secure your rental, the balance to be paid on arrival

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