Location!!! This charming 2 bedroom semi-detached house is located in the quaint town of Alacati, an Aegean town on the west coast of Turkey. Located just steps away from the shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes of the ancient village and only 2 kilometers away from the town's famous wind/kite surf center, this home is tastefully decorated in the colors of the area. Bright colors blend with the sun and cool breezes to create an inviting, relaxing environment. Perfect for two couples (both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms) or a family, there is plenty of space to spread out. You will particularly enjoy the front terrace, and the well-maintained, enclosed garden (with outdoor shower) which provides privacy, while everything the village offers is right at your doorstep. On Saturdays, a large section of Alacati is transformed into a spectacular covered market where you can buy local vegetables, cheeses, bread, olives, as well as linens, and souvenirs. It's an experience not to be missed!
I'm a Turkish-American citizen who loves to introduce others to the beauty, and richness of my culture. I live with my American husband and boy-girl twins in California, US. We love to spend time in our Turkish property whenever we can. The style of our home reflects the fondness of my Turkish heritage. We've used original stone throughout much of the house, and added design elements that are reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time, you'll find the amenities and conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay. We welcome you and wish you an unforgettable experience! About the Name: Lady Bird House. We refer affectionately to our home in Alacati as "Lady Bird House" in memory of my grandmother whose nickname for me was "Mujdeci bocegim" - Mujde the Lady Bird.
The Owner purchased this house in 2009
My husband and I fell in love with Alacati when we first visited it in 2006! It was the perfect place for us both; kite/windsurfing, beautiful Aegean architecture, art galleries that reflect Turkish culture and art, delicious food, proximity to gorgeous beaches. When we returned in 2009 we could not resist being a part of this charming town AND we found our lovely home in a walking distance to all of the things we love about Alacati.
When you stay at our place 'Ladybird' you will understand why we feel so fortunate!
A hallmark of Alacati - ancient wind-mills dot the hillside above our home. These ancient stone built structures, and their modern counterparts, bear testimony to the steady winds that have favored this region for centuries. Indeed, Alacati is a very special place. By day you'll enjoy the myriad of activities: wind-surfing, kiting, the beaches, and the historic surroundings. Then in the evening, when you return home with sun-warmed skin, the town is transformed into a chic, classy experience. Dresses come out, and fancy footwear is donned (despite the cobble streets). You'll sit amongst the ancient homes, in ancient streets, enjoying the distinctive food and flavors, while marveling at the beauty of this unmatched locale.
"We were lucky that we found this place. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We felt at home right from the beginning. Walking distance to town but far enough that you are not disturbed by the night-life. Looking forward to coming back next summer! Thank you! " Rolf and family - Germany
"The house looked even better than the pictures." Kaan and Hati -Germany
"We enjoyed your beautiful house very much during our holiday. It turned our holiday into a much much better experience than we expected. Nobody will believe this, but one hot day I didn’t even consider going out and enjoyed our house and especially the patio." Zeynep and family - Turkey
"We loved this lovely house. Boys did not want to leave and Sinan (4 years old) questioned us why we did not lease for longer." Elif and Mesut -Italy
The best beaches of the area (beautiful Blue Flag Beaches)are to be found just a few minutes drive away.
Izmir Airport: 1 hours drive on a new, wide, scenic motorway.
Car rental is recommended, however it is possible to reach Alacati by bus or shuttle service and there are dolmush/ minibus/ public transportation that makes it easy to go around in town or to travel to nearby towns and beaches.
Ephesus: 1.5 hour drive
Izmir: 1 hour drive
Cesme: 10 minutes drive
Grocery store: 1 minute walk
Bank with ATM: 1 minute walk
Restaurants (breakfast, lunch + dinner): 1 minute walk
One of the best "village" breakfasts in Turkey: 20 min drive
The Saturday Market: 5 minute walk
*IMPORTANT* There is an additional guest unit (with a separate entrance, a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living room and a bedroom) in the same premises that can be rented along with the main house by larger groups (families, friends). Please inquire for the pricing for the main house+guest house. However, when we rent the main house that sleeps 4 by itself we do not rent the guest house separately to others.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
25% non-refundable deposit due at the time of the reservation. Balance payment due 60 days prior to your arrival, security deposit: $300 Final Cleaning: $100. Payment methods: PayPal or bank wire. Cancellations: deposits are non-refundable. We will refund balance monies paid if we can re-book the same dates. The more time we have to do so, the more likely we can re-let the property.