Set within mandarin gardens , with own private garden and large shared pool and separate children's pool (pool open June to September only) the villa is a short walk via a pedestrian walkway to the seafront of Gümüşlük, where you will find the many fish restaurants, for which it is famous for, in the evening the area is lit up with the Kabak lights which are grown and handcrafted here.
Internally the villa has 2 double air conditioned bedrooms and 1 single bedroom, a family bathroom consisting of WC, washbasin, shower cubicle , fully equipped kitchen with modern built in oven and hob, dishwasher, lounge dinner with breakfast bar, sofa bed and armchairs, TV with Netflix availability, bathroom 2 with shower suite, patio doors lead out to the large covered veranda with large table and 6 chars, seating area, this over looks the private garden which is laid to lawn and the mandarin trees create dappled shade. To the front of the villa is a small garden with parking for a car. The villa is set with in a small quiet gated site.
The small and rustic coastal resort of Gumusluk is one of the best-kept secrets in Turkey. Sitting on the Bodrum peninsula, mainstream travel magazines rarely talk about it, yet it boasts of an esteemed reputation with a slight touch of mystique.
Its unpretentious atmosphere is typical of the hedonistic lifestyle so often seen on the Bodrum peninsula. Hence it is a favourite destination for Turkish and international artists, celebrities and expats.
History of Gumusluk
Gumusluk used to be Myndos, and the remains of the ancient city lay underwater. Green hills covered with the typical olive groves of the Bodrum peninsula, lead to the coastline, and Rabbit Island, the famous historical landmark of the village. A walkway built by the legendary king of Halicarnassus led him to the island, so he could feed the rabbits inhabiting it.
When the days of kings and royalty were over, Gumusluk adopted a peaceful atmosphere as a simple fishing village. That ambience has carried itself through to current day but with a delightful twist. The seaside restaurants of Gumusluk have a countrywide reputation as the best place to eat fish and seafood on the Bodrum peninsula.
Wealthy executives, locals and Turkish celebrities staying in Bodrum, go to Gumusluk specifically to experience the alfresco seaside dining of budget and high-end dining establishments. Other than that, small cafes dotted on the hillside do a roaring trade especially at weekends when going out for Turkish brunch is a family affair.
How to Get to Gumusluk
From Bodrum airport, Gumusluk can be reached within one hour via car. The route to use is the D330 also known as the Mugla-Bodrum highway. Locals companies operate transfer services. There is public transport called a dolmus that operates every day from Bodrum town centre and this takes approximately 30 minutes to drive the 21km distance.
Things to Do
Go snorkelling in the bay, and marvel at the ancient ruins lying under the crystal blue water.
Visit the ruins of ancient Myndos Gate in Bodrum Town Center. Called as Myndos Gate because it was one of the three gates along the old Bodrum city wall on the way to Myndos (Gumusluk), dating back to Lelegian occupation (5th.century B.C.) and the Roman Basilica.
Get the camera ready for a photo of the orange and red sunsets of which Gumusluk is famous for.
Head to the pier to catch fresh fish, and then fire up the BBQ for a tasty family meal.
If windsurfing is your passion, visit the neighbouring village of Kadikalesi to take to the water.
Turgutreis and Yalikavak is a short distance and well known for their beaches, shopping and luxury marinas.
St Peters castle and the underwater museum located in Bodrum town centre are worth a day trip out.
The Gumusluk International Classical Music Festival
Throughout the month of August, Gumusluk becomes the centre of attention as it plays host to the Gumusluk international classic music festival. It becomes a destination for many famous and aspiring musicians who express their souls through the power of music.
The venues vary from the 250 year old church to the final performance in the Bodrum ampitheatre. Perhaps one of the most unique qualities of this event is the relaxed and social ambience ensuring that everyone can attend whether they are a hard-core classical music fan or someone wanting to grasp an insight in the world of music in Turkey.
Nightlife and Eating Out
Gumusluk has a wide reputation as being one of the best destinations on the Bodrum Peninsula for fish restaurants. Lining the harbour are small and large establishments that have made fresh fish and seafood a cuis all about smooth music, good company and a relaxing atmosphere.Get the full listing »