Turkish Riviera - Mediterranean beach house

Our house is one of a group of very attractive Turkish summer houses. This small complex of Mediterranean houses is very close to the sea - about 75 metres to the shallow flat beach!  They were built as summer houses for the professional people of the Technical University in Ankara. They were originally in a very simple style – white one-bedroomed houses with wooden shutters and outside Turkish kitchens but many have been transformed.

We have tried to maintain the outer appearance of our house in accordance with the original style and adapted the interior to provide spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 6 people – ideally 4 adults and 2 children.

Leading from the main groundfloor courtyard is a light and airy living room with a kitchen at one end.

The sitting room has an open fireplace with a gas log fire for the winter months, radio with CD player and IPOD dock, a TV and DVD player and a small cabinet containing a selection of books, some CDs and a varied selection of DVDs for both adults and children.  There is also a satellite receive so world news is available.

The kitchen is simple but well fitted with a ceramic hob and microwave, a washing machine and huge fridge freezer.  This is a very clean easily managed space with a marble work surface - well stocked with all crockery, cutlery and glassware and with a large table for eating indoors if required.  There is also a gas barbecue in the courtyard, with a hood for versatile cooking (a spare gas bottle is also available but please advise our managers if it is necessary to use this, so it can be replaced).

The house is well furnished with two double bedrooms, both with compact en suite shower-rooms, and in addition there is a sun-room on the first floor containing two single futons. Air-conditioning is also available in the two main bedrooms and there is a very effective ceiling fan in the living room and a smaller fan in the sun-room.

There are two further terraces - one leading from the sun room on the first floor and this has marble steps leading up to the roof terrace with views to the sea.

Good quality cotton bed linen (together with light duvets for the cooler months) and soft white towels are provided but please DO NOT use the white towels for the beach or sunbathing as we also supply beach towels.

Any damages or breakages should be reported and replaced wherever possible i.e. glasses etc.

We have managers (Julie & Dave Burns), who live on site.  They handle the airport transfers and look after our house in our absence, ensuring you a comfortable stay. http://www.numerounoside.com/

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Our house is a small courtyard style Turkish beach house close to the popular town of Side (pronounced sea-day) on the southern coast of Turkey, with stunning views of the Mediterranean and the Taurus Mountains.  Side is a great place for archaeology buffs and shoppers alike. The old part of the town, dominated by a working Greco-Roman amphitheatre, has been occupied on and off for well over 2,000 years. The thriving present-day town combines many ancient walls and buildings with modern structures. The temple of Apollo and the harbour offer perfect vantage points to watch the sun go down. There are many restaurants, bars and cafes.

It is very easy to get to - flights go from many European destinations to the International Airport at Antalya all year round. The airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from the house along an extremely good dual carriageway which runs all along the south of the country.

Side is a 40 minute stroll along the beach (designated a Blue Beach in 2009), now made even easier by the new promenade. The town can also be easily accessed in ten minutes by local bus (dolmuȿ) or taxi. There is a dolmuȿ station at the top of the road with very frequent buses into local villages and also into Manavgat, the nearest main town. The old town of Side is open every day for the sale of carpets, rugs, jewellery, leather, shoes, brassware and inexpensive copy designer clothing.

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