|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Early bookers can now reserve 2017 dates to get best selection of holiday dates.
Our 3 bedroom holiday home represents really good value for money as it is priced lower than some 2 bedroom apartments in this area of Turkey. Therefore by staying here, you get more space for your money.
WHY STAY HERE?
Our villa is the perfect place to get away and escape, unwind and chill out. Wake up in the morning, be greeted by stunning views and start your day by enjoying your breakfast on the balcony. Escape the pressures of every daily life, catch up on a good book and enjoy some quality time with friends and family.
This is also an ideal base to explore the beautiful Bodrum Peninsula by dolmus bus or car. If you enjoying walking, hopping on the local bus or driving around the peninsula, there are some lovely scenic routes to discover.
This is a fantastic holiday choice for couples or families wanting to combine rest and relaxation, fun by the pool or beach, as well as fantastic days out discovering the charming towns, villages and resorts.
WHERE IS LITTLE VALLEY LOCATED?
Situated close to the pretty fishing village of Gumusluk. Also the resorts of Yalikavak, Turgutreis and Bodrum are within easy reach which means that there's lots of lovely places to explore and things to do on the stunning Bodrum Peninsula. Therefore you can have a very varied holiday whilst staying here.
LAYOUT OF HOUSE:
Our house has 3 bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the lounge (maximum occupancy of 6 + 1 baby), a family bathroom, a spacious open plan lounge/ dining room with gorgeous views, a well equipped kitchen with everything you need for self catering, plus a great roof terrace for sunbathing and outdoor dining. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor and the living area and kitchen are on the first floor, with an internal stairway leading up to the spacious roof terrace.
There are 2 communal swimming pools which are shared between just 14 houses. Perfect for cooling off, swimming or for having fun with the family. The smaller pool has Roman styled steps whilst the 2nd larger pool is good for swimming laps.
Our house enjoys a ground floor patio, 1st floor balcony for dining out plus a fabulous roof terrace, which is a great spot to enjoy sunbathing or cooking a BBQ in the early evening. From the roof terrace, there are wonderful views of the large swimming pool and the sea.
Our house is a well equipped, comfortable home-from-home with basic Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, Playstation 2 + games, I-Pod docking station, full electric oven and 4 ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, BBQ & cold drinking water dispenser machine.
There is an English book and DVD library with movies, comedy, kids DVDs available to watch. We have also provided board and card games to keep you entertained during your stay. We have some beach toys such as buckets, spades, pool floats to use for free at the villa during your stay.
A travel cot, highchair, microwave steam steriliser and baby listeners are available if travelling with baby/ toddler (free of charge).
Each bedroom has wardrobes and drawers, as well as own air conditioning unit with remote control and a plug in electric fan. The lounge and dining room also has a/c unit, a floor standing fan and ceiling fans installed to help to make the villa comfortable & cool during the summer.
We have installed mosquito screens on the windows so you can leave your windows open when at home to benefit from any sea breeze.
Outdoor furniture includes sun loungers, parasol, tables and chairs so you can relax and sunbathe on the roof terrace. Dine al-fresco on the balcony or sit on the patio with your morning coffee and read your book to start your day.
Within a few minutes walk from the house is a large Migros supermarket. Here you can purchase all the groceries here that you will need for your stay. There is a large fruit and vegetable section, chilled and frozen foods, fresh bread, dried products such as cereals, tins & packets. You can also buy alcoholic/ non-alcoholic drinks as well as all toiletries, cleaning products and outdoor inflatables for the pool.
There is also an ATM cash machine, dolmus (bus) stop and a fantastic bakery shop serving delicious fresh bread, rolls and pastries. The Terrace Bar and Restaurant is close by so you can dine out locally, plus there's a couple of small local shops within walking distance.
The nearest access to the sea is just 10 minutes walk down the road at the side of the complex and there is another beach and play park (Bolme Beach) within a 15-20 minutes walk. Victoria's Beach Club is just a couple of minutes away by dolmus bus or about 25-30 minutes walk.
Before your holiday, you will receive a travel pack with information including directions from the airport, collection of villa keys etc. A guest manual is provided at the house with ideas of where to go out, where to shop, where to eat, local maps & excursions.
Fly into Bodrum Milas airport with Easyjet and Jet2.com. Other airlines include Turkish Airlines, Thomas Cook, Thomson. Bodrum Milas airport is just under 60 mins drive to the villa. Some of our Turkish or Eastern European guests choose to drive directly to the property.
Car hire is not essential as we have many guests who do not hire a car and get around on the local bus service (dolmus) which is really easy and cheap to use. We can help with arrangements for airport transfers. However if you decide that you do want to rent a car to fully explore the region, then we work with a local car hire company who are reliable and have good rental rates. Please ask for a quote.
The local transport bus service in Turkey is called the dolmus and runs along the road near to the villa. There's lots of taxis in the nearby towns & villages if coming home late. You can get to Gumusluk easily on the dolmus bus then change here to continue onto Turgutreis & Bodrum. In the other direction from our house, you can travel into Yalikavak. If you are a family looking for a fun day out, take a visit to the Pirates of the Cactus water park in Yalikavak (get the dolmus from Yalikavak to Cactus hotel) or the larger water park at Bodrum.
From Yalikavak, you can catch a dolmus to visit other towns on the Peninsula such as Gundogan and Golturkbuku.
For long term rental prices (over 4 weeks), please request via email.
We allow flexible arrival days to fit in with the best flights prices. We also offer flexible durations so you can stay for 9/10/11 nights etc
Standard arrival time from 4pm onwards, departure time 10am however we may be able to be more flexible (subject to existing bookings). Please ask at time of enquiry.
Rental rates include all reasonable usage of gas, electric, bed linen and bathroom towels.
It is mandatory that you have your own personal travel insurance for all members of the travelling party which incorporates the duration of your stay. We cannot accept personal claims.
Deposit: 25% of total rental price to be paid within 7 days of booking being confirmed. Balance: Payable 10 weeks before departure together with a security deposit of £100.
The security deposit will be banked and refunded within 28 days of return from holiday.
Please note, if you are booking within 10 weeks of your departure date, this is classed as a late booking and the total rental amount is due within 7 days of the booking being confirmed.
Once your booking is confirmed, the price is fixed and will not change. However, we reserve the right to change the published prices for new bookers during the holiday season depending on availability. Please see the booking form for booking terms and conditions.
This is my holiday home which my husband and I purchased for our family holidays. We obviously love Turkey which is why we bought here and have been visiting this area for 10 years.
I have previously worked in Turkey as a holiday rep and in a local travel agency in the uk. I have also worked in sales and marketing at airtours and have run my own holiday lettings business.
Nicola Rides purchased this villa in 2006
We bought this villa as we totally fell in love with the beautiful sea views. It is fantastic to wake up in the morning and to look out of the window and be greeted by blue sky and the sea. It makes you feel in 'holiday mode'.
We enjoy having a drink on the balcony or roof terrace and admire the stunning blue sea or the beautiful sunsets over the ocean.
It is great to be located between both Yalikavak and Gumusluk to be able to enjoy both of these lovely places, which are within easy reach.
Enjoy the beautiful sea views, 2 swimming pools and the large roof terrace at our holiday home. We have been coming here since our children were babies so we have provided a travel cot, highchair and baby listening units free of charge as well as lots of beach and pool toys for children to have fun.
We have provided board games, a Playstation 2, lots of DVDs and books for family entertainment.
The local supermarket and several shops are within easy walking distance, as well a couple of restaurants, the beach and the bus stop.
Tracey Price and family, August 2007. 'I just wanted to say that we had a WONDERFUL time! Your villa is fantastic and you really have thought of everything! There was nothing that I could even pick a tiny fault with as everything was really excellent, location, the villa and facilities, the transfers, the people, the food etc etc etc, all were great. Thank you again Nicola, your complete service is really wonderful and you should be very proud of what you promise as you really do deliver! Adrian Webb and family, August 2007. 'Thanks Nicola for a great quality villa and for arranging car hire. Please pass on our thanks to Martyn and Gale (your cleaners) and also to Ekram and his team (at Valley Car Hire) who were brilliant. They actually showed us to the villa in the middle of the night which was a great help! Mark O'Neill, July 2007. 'Thank-you very very much. We had a fab time, the villa is a real credit to you - it's superb!'
Having taken another villa holiday elsewhere in Turkey earlier this year, we decided to return to Little Valley again in September 2014...and we were not disappointed.
Nicola continues to update and refresh the property as we noticed new bed mattresses and headboards in the master and twin bedrooms, new sun loungers and outdoor tables on the roof terrace/ patio plus a new BBQ which all adds to an improved holiday experience.
We have also noticed a couple of new restaurants have opened locally since our last stay which means that you don't have to stroll far if you want to eat out. The Migros supermarket and bakery are really convenient to the house for picking up groceries on foot.
We don't hire a car as Nicola arranges the airport transfers for us. We enjoying hopping on and off the dolmus to visit Gumusluk and Yalikavak as it is a really cheap way of travelling around this area. We really enjoying walking and there is plenty of opportunity to get out and explore this lovely area on foot.
We have already booked to return in May 2015 and are looking forward to it.
We stayed at Nicola's Little Villa as a family with three young children (7; 7 and 5) for almost two weeks. We liked the house and recommended it to our friends. The house is clean, has everything the family with children may need to stay for long holidays. Migros (supermarket ) and the child friendly pebble beach are in walking distance. Nicola was very helpful with providing us with all the information about the area and house prior to our arrival, and also continued to be very helpful when and if we needed a local advise/help, We travelled around using the local bus service, which was convenient and reliable. But to be more flexible, we recommend to hire a car. Overall we can surely recommend this place for quite family holiday.
Me and my husband stayed at Nicola's house for 6 days. It is in one of the calmest locations in Bodrum and close to supermarket, bakery etc. It is close to Gümüşlük center, Türkbükü and Yalıkavak which are highly popular. The house is clean, spacious and all amenities are available. I especially recommend it to big families. And Nicola was very helpful in each detail, there's no communication problem at all. So, I strongly recommend it to families who are looking for a calm holiday.
Dear Nicola ,
it was very kind of you that during our stay in your home between 9th June to 15th june to support us. ıt was a nice stay for us we had all necessary electrical and other, equipments and very detailed prepared introduction from airport to home, that it was very usefull. Thank you for your kind hospitality.
The house is better then our expectation:very big, clean, with all you need and more.The two swimming pool are very nice.The man take care of the garden and the flowers. We went aroun with the dolmus that stops in front of the near Migros. When the street from Migros to the house will be asphalt walking will be more simply.Compliments to Nicola for the help she gived us for the holiday that was favoulos.
We stayed at Little Villa for 2 weeks during July and had a pleasant , relaxing holiday - 2 x Adults, 3 Boys ( aged 7, 9, 11). The villa itself is well established and incredibly well equipped for visitors - I can't think of anything we required that wasn't provided. It has an unusual layout with bedrooms/bathroom on ground floor, living area on first and roof garden - strange at first but you soon get used to it. Whilst there we had a minor issue with the air conditioning which was swiftly rectified by Nicola sending out the maintenance crew who replace the unit. We often 'hung-out' around the pool from mid afternoon and on most occasions were the only people there - although we would occasionally see other people the complex is very quiet.
The surrounding area is very beautiful but probably a little too quiet for our needs. There is little to do within the immediate vicinity so we quickly realised for us a car was an absolute necessity - very easy and cheap to rent. This gave us great freedom to enjoy the local towns and beaches with ease. Unfortunately during our stay there was only one restaurant open within a comfortable walking distance for a family. A short drive/dolmus ride opened up the options.
In summary we had a great stay but feel the villa and area were not exactly suited to the needs of our family.
You get the best of everything with a stay at our holiday home. Set in a lovely location with amazing sea views, our villa is less than 5 mins drive from Gumusluk (2km), 10 mins from Yalikavak (8 km) & 15 mins drive from Turgutreis (10 km). If you like to do lots of sightseeing, then it is useful to have a hire car (or own car). However if you are looking to totally relax and escape, then it is easy to get around by dolmus.
Close to the house is bus stop, ATM cash machine, The Terrace restaurant plus a Migros supermarket, bakery and other small shop, all only a few minutes walk from our villa.
Little Valley complex is in really convenient location, just set off the Gumusluk-Yalikavak road. It is situated down a quiet lane, so you can walk to the local shops, restaurant and bus stop (it is not located on the top of a high hillside like some properties in this part of Turkey).
The nearby, well stocked Migros supermarket is only a few minutes walk away and has everything you'll need for self catering during your stay. You can walk down to the local beach in just 10 minutes down the lane at the side of the complex. Another beach called Bolme beach, which has a small play park and Espavo restaurant, is about 15-20 minutes walk from the house (just down below the Migros supermarket, near Gumsan complex).
Victoria's Beach Club has a beachfront location, bar, restaurant, swimming and splash pool and also horse riding is about 20-25 minutes walk or a few minutes on the dolmus bus.
The unspoilt and picturesque bay of Gumusluk is only a 5 minutes drive away. You can get the bus from near our villa to Gumusluk very easily from early in the morning until late at night. Here you can relax on the beach and enjoy the views over to Rabbit Island across the bay. This is a protected area and is great for snorkelling and spotting the sunken underwater remains of Myndos. You can dine out at the fabulous water-side restaurants and enjoy tasty fresh fish dishes or chill-out in one of the local, laid-back cafe bars.
The resort of Yalikavak (10 minutes drive away) offers many facilities and amenities with many restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. It still retains its lovely Turkish charm and culture with it pretty bazaar area, traditional Turkish coffee shops, little fishing boats and a colourful weekly Thursday market. Yalikavak is a proud and well maintained town combining the historical remains of ancient windmills with the new and very exclusive modern yachting marina. Plus all buildings are low rise so there are no horrendous sky scrapper hotels here and the centre is traffic free!!
Turgutreis (approx 15-20 mins drive away) is the 2nd largest town on the Peninsula and has a nice sandy beach, large bazaar, lots of bars and restaurants and also hosts a huge market each Saturday. Alternatively chill-out on the beach in the laid back bays of Bitez, Ortakent or Golturkbuku – known as the St Tropez of the Bodrum Peninsula.
For a family fun day out, visit the Dedeman waterpark in Bodrum. There's also a bowling alley, amusement arcade and cinema showing some English films at the Oasis Shopping Centre in Bodrum. At the Midtown shopping mall just outside Bodrum, there is a large indoor play area for children.
If you want to go shopping during your stay, then visit the local bazaars and market days in each town and barter hard for a bargain. Bodrum also has 2 large shopping centres - the Oasis Centre and the Midtown shopping mall. Both have plenty of clothes shops and food courts.
You can get to Bodrum by dolmus bus to Gumusluk and change onto the Bodrum bus. It is great for souvenir shopping as it has a very large bazaar area making it a good place to visit on hot days as there is plenty of shade and air-conditioned shops!! There is also a large harbour, marina and a huge of choice of restaurants and bars.
History lovers should visit St Peter's Castle in Bodrum to view the underwater archaeology museum or arrange a trip to Ephesus, which is the largest & best preserved ancient city in Turkey. Alternatively an excursion can be booked to Pammukale where you can combine the hot thermal springs of this white, calcium terraced mountain with the adjacent ancient site of Hierpolis. Another great day out is a visit the mud baths & stunning beaches at Dalyan combined with seeing the Lycian rock tombs & the remains of Caunos, dating back to 400 century B.C.
The fast ferry from Bodrum to Kos, Greece means that you can experience 2 countries during one day of your holiday. Alternatively there are lots of local boat trips from Yalikavak or Turgutreis which are a perfect way to cool down with the lovely sea breezes. These take you to different beaches and coves, offer amazing coastal views and usually include a fantastic lunch.
Here are some of the activities and excursions on offer in this area:
- spa treatments
- boat trips
- scuba diving
- horse riding
- jeep safari
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
The booking form will be sent when you confirm your reservation by email. This must be returned with the 25% booking deposit, or the full amount if within 10 weeks before departure. Standard arrival time from 4 pm and departure time by 10 am but we may be able to offer some flexibility (subject to existing bookings). Please ask at time of enquiry.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.