Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Izmir - Anatolian Kitchen Villa
A large 5-star house with swimming pool steps away from town and beach
Anatolian Kitchen Villa is a delightful 4 bedroom 4,5 bathroom private house with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea near Izmir city. The villa is a perfect combination of world class service and facilities, privacy, security and nature at its most tranquil with its private 1.5 acre area of olive groves, orchard and organic vegetable garden. Built on the site of an ancient Roman marble quarry, there are no immediate neighbours, so there is little to disturb you. It is an ideal choice for families and nature, culture and food enthusiasts. The villa is set on 2 levels, the ground floor comprising a large living room with dining and kitchen area with access to a 90m2 wooden deck. In the living room, you can enjoy the large flat screen TV with satellite receiver, and a DVD player during your leisure time. The beautiful travertine staircase leads to the first floor with 4 bedrooms each with en suite bathroom and the sea views. The wireless ADSL internet is included for free.
The Anatolian Kitchen Villa is located right in the center of the most travelers' desired attractions in the region, its location is one of the unique benefits of the villa with only 40 minutes drive from the international Izmir Airport.
Izmir (35 min drive) is the third largest city in Turkey and the agricultural capital of Aegean Turkey with a population of 4 million people. It has almost 4000 years of recorded urban history. Izmir is widely regarded as one of the most progressive Turkish cities in terms of its values, lifestyle, dynamism and gender roles. Modern Izmir also incorporates the nearby ancient cities of Ephesus, Pergamon and Sardis and centres of international tourism such as Kusadasi and Çesme.
Ephesus is a well know Hellenistic city which actually was found in late Neolithic age. (45 min. drive from the villa) During the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire’s capital. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonder of the Ancient World. Ehpesus was one of the seven churches of Revelation in Asia and hosted St. John, Mother Mary and St. Paul.
Pergamon (2 hours drive) was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, 281– 133 BC during the Hellenistic Period. Today, the main sites of ancient Pergamon are located to the north of Izmir..
If there is an interest a private tour to Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis or Izmir can be arranged for the group with a guide and transportation in a van.
The following airlines have direct schedule flights to Izmir from various European cities; Pegasus Airlines, Sunexpress, Easyjet, Atlasjet and Onurair. You may sometimes come across deals which are around €100 for a return ticket. Izmir can also be a weekend runaway destinations thanks to these deals.
About the owners: We are Turkish-American citizens who decided to move to Seferihisar from Istanbul in 2008. Before moving, we researched for 3 years to find the perfect location near sea for a tranquil life style in an unspoiled locale but not too far from a modern city.
We started building the house in 2009 with the idea of sharing it with guests from all around the world, so you will find the amenities and the conveniences that make for a very comfortable stay for families and groups. The house is very spacious with big bedrooms designed for short term rentals.
As nature lovers, we also care to protect the environment and try to eat healthy so we produce our own olive and olive oil, we grow organically most of our vegetables in our garden in summer, we have a dozen chickens, we buy our fish directly from the fishermen at the auction house in Sigacik. We make our own yogurt and cheese. If you would like to try it yourself, we can get you the fresh milk from our neighbors. Or just let us know, we love to share our yogurt with you.
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
About Atilla Turkoglu
I have been working in travel industry over 25 years, I have had opportunity to work and meet with people from diverse nationalities and culture. I still love learning about different people and places. Being an owner and manager of a vacation rental house has been my dream job, I get to meet with different people and be exposed to different cultures. We live with our two children and pets in a separate house and share the garden and the swimming pool with our guests. It is a perfect set up, if our guests like to socialize with us or need our help, we are always available for them, if they prefer less interactions with us, it is also very possible for them to maintain their distance as we live in a small house away from the main villa.
Atilla Turkoglu purchased this villa in 2010
Why Atilla Turkoglu chose Izmir
It is a perfect location for travelers, it has a lot to offer to all different tastes. Being on the Aegean Sea, it has a mild climate and very suitable to spend a vacation from April to October. Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey and well connected to major cities in Europe with its international airport. For those history lovers, there are dozens of ancient sites to visit in Izmir area, Ephesus being the most famous of all. It is an agricultural area, so there are fresh vegetables and fruits all year around.
What makes this villa unique
The villa is built specifically for short-term renters to ensure their most comfort in large common areas such as open plan kitchen and the outdoor wooden terrace. As being built for a big family or a group of friends, all 4 spacious bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. It is perfectly suitable for staying for all year around. Although, it may only be desired during August, all bedrooms and the open kitchen with the living room are equipped with individual air condition units. It is just 2 kms away from the nearest village, the marina and the beach area, yet the house is quiet and peaceful surrounded with olive and citrus trees in nature.