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Bodrum

The Bodrum Peninsula protrudes into the Aegean Sea on the South West coast of Turkey. It has a real mix of upmarket, chic resorts and laid-back, old-fashioned coastal villages. Mass tourism and Turkish tradition seem to live together very happily here. Bodrum caters for every type of tourist and would-be homeowner, and includes a number of smaller, sub-resorts. This is our Turkish resort guide to Bodrum.

Like many resorts dotted along the gorgeous Turkish coast, Bodrum was once a quaint fishing village.

The Land of the Eternal Blue

Homer, the famous Greek poet, once described the area around Bodrum as “the land of the eternal blue”. The Mediterranean meets the Aegean, where azure waters lap against spectacularly sunny beaches and rugged coastlines. Some 3,000 years later, and every Summer, Bodrum welcomes over one million visitors to its shores. Incredible!

Over the last 10-15 years investment has poured into Bodrum’s incredible marina developments. To illustrate the rise in profile, celebrities like Bill Gates and Roman Abramovich have moored their yachts here. It is the St Tropez of the Aegean.

Yes, Bodrum has a vibrant nightlife and a plethora of bars, cafés and restaurants. When you’re not dancing the night away or sampling cocktails, you can take a lovely stroll around the picture-perfect white-washed alleys of townhouses. In addition, there is also plenty of local history to soak up. Families will love it as there are plenty of things for the kids to do, lots of family-friendly restaurants and safe beaches.

Similarly, as with many coastal towns, planning restrictions are in place to protect the skyline. There are no high-rise developments or apartment blocks here. Instead, by protecting the lovely character of the existing townhouses and coastline, you’ll be able to own a slice of Aegean life!

The Property Market in Bodrum

Although the property market here is long-established, foreign ownership only accounts for a small proportion of sales in Bodrum. Consequently, it is not as susceptible to changes in foreign property trends. Bodrum has seen strong capital growth over a number of years now, partly due to the domestic demand.

With the hillsides and peninsula of Bodrum, the appeal for many property buyers here are the views. You’re pretty much guaranteed a sea view of some description, whether you are looking for a luxury villa or a compact apartment. The surface area of properties might be slightly smaller than in other, flatter regions of Turkey, but the amazing views and enviable lifestyle make up for a few square meters less in your bedrooms.

Prices are also higher in Bodrum than in other resorts; it is perceived to be more desirable. There is a premium to owning property and living here. For those who don’t choose to live here all year round, strong rental yields can be had from Easter through to October.

If you’re looking potentially to live in Bodrum all-year-round (and with this weather and sea views, why would you not want to?!) there is a small and friendly expatriate community, as well as excellent international schools.

Bodrum is well-situated from an infrastructure perspective, being just 30 minutes’ drive from Bodrum Milas Airport.

Local properties for sale

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    Luxury Beachfront Villa in Bodrum

    The Turkish Property Agents are delighted to be marketing this stunning beachfront villa with private beach access and mooring. On an exclusive, gated development these villas have been designed by one of Turkey's most renowned and awarded architects. They are aimed at discerning real estate buyers who are looking to invest in the St Tropez of Turkey - Bodrum. The villa consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms plus one family bathroom, along with separate staff accommodation - the total measuring close to 400m2. The villa provides an alarm and camera system, pool table, sauna, a maid room and a closed parking space for 2 cars. This upmarket, secluded and gated development offers a gym, elegant restaurants, residents bar, a private beach and jetty (suitable for mooring a small day boat). Situated in a quiet area of Bodrum town, these villas are on a small rocky peninsula overlooking Black Island. They have a quiet unique waterfront location with an uninterrupted views of crystal clear waters and also the lively vibrant Bodrum town centres is only 5 minutes away. Basking in history, with wonderful restaurants and trendy bars, as well as hosting world-class marinas and being a prime sailing destination, Bodrum is a favourite of property buyers who appreciate the unique fusion of the ancient past with a modern, sophisticated lifestyle. For more information on this unique property, or to book your viewing trip with our expert Bodrum agents, contact us now.
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    Marvellous Authentic Bodrum Stone House in Bitez

    TPA is overjoyed to offer this magnificent Bodrum stone house for sale. The property is tucked away at the end of a small road in the old hamlet of Bitez, offering complete seclusion while still being close to the village center and the lovely Bitez beaches. Bitez, located around eight kilometers from Bodrum centre, offers both tranquility and rapid access to Bodrum itself. Located in the heart of the peninsula, all major towns are easily accessible, and Bitez is known for its many tangerine groves. The beach in Bitez is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Water skiing, parasailing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and pedaloes are all options. The main residence is made up of two stone homes joined by a ground-floor patio and a first-floor wooden bridge. The main home is comprised of two interconnected structures. There are four separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. A second guest house with two bedrooms is available. The living area is approximately 90 m2 and includes a double-height living room with a huge fireplace and floor-length glass doors on both sides that connect to the terrace and patio. The living room is open to the kitchen, which includes a dining space. The TV lounge and library are housed in a gallery. The 100 m2 fully covered patio doubles as a summer living and dining area, perfect for entertaining guests. Floor heating is provided throughout the villa. The original stone home, which is now a guest house, has two rooms on 35 m2 and a modest bathroom. A staff cottage with two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom is also located at the end of the yard. Water is supplied to the tangerine garden by a private conventional freshwater well, which also provides filtered water to the house for everyday usage. Come and live amongst the tangerine groves! Please get in touch to arrange your viewing trip with our TPA colleagues.
    £2,309,000
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    Modern & Spacious Luxury Bodrum Villas

    The Turkish Property Agents are pleased to present these brand-new luxury contemporary Bodrum villas with either spectacular panoramic sea views over the bay Turkbuku or charming valley views. Turkbuku is only 15 kilometres from the centre of Bodrum and has become one of the peninsula's most fashionable and sophisticated resorts in the last 10 to 15 years. It features a well-protected harbour that is flanked by high hills that are home to modest luxury hotels and villas. The town is a favorite upmarket vacation spot and summer residence for upper-class Turks, and while it is less well-known among Western European tourists than other resorts in Bodrum, it is growing in popularity with international visitors and property buyers. This development of 16 modern luxury villas in an ideal and up-market location will be fully delivered by November 2022 and will include a living room, dining room, open-plan kitchen, study, and an area that could be used as a second living room, cinema room, or hobby room. There are 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 2 WC guest washrooms in total. These Bodrum villaa will be finished to very high quality, with imaginative landscaping and state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings. Own a slice of Bodrum now! Contact us for availability and latest prices. Please get in touch to arrange your viewing trip with our TPA colleagues.  
    £1,710,300
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