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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.
    £3,400,000
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    Beautiful Villa For Sale In Yalikavak

    This 5 bedroom traditional Yalikavak villa with a pool is located just above Yalikavak Marina, one of the most sought-after areas of the Bodrum peninsula. In the heart of this picturesque town is this elegant and charming detached villa, immaculately presented in its original and traditional form. It offers very functional and well-equipped living. The welcoming interior is extended by a large terrace and offers a large reception and accommodation capacity. The villa consists of 400m2 of living accommodation including 5 bedrooms and 2 with en-suite bathrooms. There are a further 2 family bathrooms, 2 living areas, a sauna, plus a separate caretakers home or guest suite. The plot is 800m2 with mature gardens and boasts panoramic sea views. There is a large private pool and a vast roof terrace. Yalikavak, once a fishing village for Bodrum's residents is now one of the most elite towns on this side. It has an international airport and beautiful beaches with swim-up restaurants! When you visit the beautiful and stylish Yalikavak Marina, one of Turkey's most striking marinas is sure to impress. The luxurious yachts here can be found along with trendy cafes, restaurants that offer a modern twist on traditional cuisine as well as many branded shops perfect for those looking for high-end fashion accessories or home decor items! 15kms from Gümüşlük, 18km from Bodrum and 48km from Bodrum International Airport. Contact us now for more information or to book your viewing!
    £1,534,000
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    Exclusive Development of 6 Luxury Yalikavak Villas

    A superb development consisting of 6 luxury villas with private pools and gardens. Each detached villa has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. All have amazing and exquisite views of Yalikavak bay and the stylish marina. Located close to some of the best coastal restaurants in Turkey and Yalikavak’s superb Marina, these unique villas have been designed and built to maximise space, light and the sea views. These villas offer independent and unique luxury living, close to all of Yalikavak and Bodrum’s amenities. Each stunning villa has 400m2 of open plan, contemporary designed living and sleeping space including large living room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom, upstairs 5 spacious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Outside, the 8m x 4m sea-facing private pool sits in the landscaped gardens and is surrounded by a wooden deck and 30m2 terrace area. At first floor level, 3 of the bedrooms each have a sea-facing terrace of 10m2 each. Parking is private with each villa having an integral garage, at this level there is a maid’s room. These villas have awesome rental potential for HNW tourists and the yachting circles. Yalikavak’s state of the art Marina has the highest capacity of mega & giga yacht mooring in the whole of Turkey. Yalikavak Marina can provide mooring for 69 mega yachts that are 40 meters and above to dock and moor throughout the whole year, as well as for sail boats and motor yachts of various lengths. Yalikavak is home to some of Turkey’s best waterfront restaurants, bars, and cafes with a vibrant town centre. Despite undergoing significant infrastructure improvements, Yalikavak still preserves its natural charm. Thursday is market day and a great opportunity to experience authentic Turkey. There are also many little beaches, including two blue flag beach clubs. 48km to Bodrum International Airport, 20km to Bodrum Centre and 1.5km to the Beach. Prices from $1.8m to $2.6m (£1.3m to £3.08m)
    £1,300,000
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