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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 Apartments in Bodrum – VIP Hotel Complex

    For High Net Worth individuals or those looking for the very best, these luxury residences sit alongside an award-winning boutique hotel development. With the first phrase ready for delivery, this project is located in Bodrum's world-famous Göltürkbükü town with magnificent beaches, crystal-blue waters and nature everywhere. Perfect for those buyers wanting to own a luxury residence away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier resorts. Nestling on a significant plot of 4 hectares of land, there are two architect-designed buildings. First of all, a 64 room boutique hotel, and secondly 39 luxury residences with a range of triplex apartments from 2 to 4 bedrooms. These apartments will suit elite property buyers who only want the very best, and they want it in an idyllic, beautiful environment. Although they are billed as apartments, they are to all intent and purposes villas, as they are over three storeys and come with their own garden area of 40m2. The properties are fully-equipped with all the facilities that modern life requires, including housekeeping and laundry services, sports and fitness gym, yacht and boat mooring deck, childrens' playground and other services. Property owners/residents can also take advantage of a private beach (400m) and pier (1700m2), water sports pier, Olympic swimming pool, cafe and snack bar and word-class Spa facilities, as you'd expect. The project is situated close to beaches, the town centre square and transportation points to easily access other parts of the Bodrum Peninsula. Göltürkbükü is situated on the Northern coast of the Bodrum region, and is about half an hour's drive from Bodrum city centre itself. To the North, Bodrum Airport is about 45 minutes' drive. This development is also suitable for the Turkish Citizenship Program. Overall this is a unique luxury development built to the highest standards offering world-class facilities. These two bedroom residences are between 139m2 and 169m2 in living space. Three bedroom apartments are also available with living area from 157m2 to 175m2. Contact us now for further details or to book your viewing trip with our TPA agents in the Bodrum area.
    £759,000
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    Luxury Villas with Sea Views in Bodrum

    In the world-famous Aegean resort of Yalikavak in Bodrum, you will find this development of 13 detached villas with marvellous sea views. These are three bedroom duplex villas which combine modern design, luxurious finishes and panoramic views. Each spacious villa has 180m2 gross living area with 40m2 private swimming pool and 90m2 outdoor seating area/terrace. The villas also benefit from a high standard of construction including private garden, automatic irrigation system, central air conditioning, 24/7 security systems, fully-fitted kitchen and quality tile flooring. Ideal for vacation or permanent use. Live luxuriously on the Bodrum peninsula or benefit from high seasonal rental income. 55kms from Bodrum Airport, 20kms from Bodrum centre and 20kms from the famous marina yacht club. Yalikavak is a city by the sea in southwest Turkey. The beaches of the area are long and beautiful, and this coupled with its rich maritime history have made it a popular tourist destination. Being one of the world's leading tourist destinations has made Yalikavak a prosperous area, and Bodrum bay which surrounds it is an epicentre for yachting events. Celebrities flock to the area, so if you want to see some stars, this area will not disappoint!
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    Duplex 4 Bedroom Apartments in Bodrum

    This exclusive development of detached buildings has incredible views over pine forests and out over Yalikavak Bay. Whilst the development offers a range of apartments from 2 to 5 bedrooms, here we focus on the spacious 4 bedroom duplex apartments. They benefit from a private pool and use of the gardens. With 360m2 of living space, these luxury apartments offer spacious accommodation whether you’re looking for a holiday home, investment or permanent move. There are 4 bedrooms, each with its’ own bathroom, so ideal for accommodating family and friends. The apartments include: Outdoor parking area Security Inverter Air Conditioner Central Water Tank These Bodrum duplex apartments occupy the ground and first floor, and have exclusive use of the private swimming pool, terrace and garden. Bodrum is a tourist magnet on the Turkish Aegean Coast. The town's popularity has been growing since the 60s, when it became famous as a fashionable resort for celebrities. With its rich history and surroundings, from dramatic cliffs to sandy beaches, Bodrum makes an ideal place to relax away from home. The Bodrum peninsula in Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for British and American holiday home owners. The Yalikavak Bay area in particular has a number of small villages that are perfect for those looking to escape from it all. Surrounded by hills, property owners here can enjoy scenic views overlooking the Aegean coastline and surrounding towns below from their balconies or take an evening stroll on one of many nearby beaches with this stunning backdrop. Yalikavak is located 11 miles from Bodrum, and is a 45 minute drive from Bodrum International Airport. Video/virtual viewings are available for international buyers. On the market at £404,000 (4,700,000 TL) - final price subject to currency rate. Get in touch now with the Turkish Property Agents Team for more information or to book your viewing!  
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