Lovely 3 Bed home swap in Bodrum, Turkey

We are an English-Turkish couple with a 2 year old girl, living in Bitez, Bodrum. The house is stone clad, spacious, light and has lots of lovely antique touches and places to sit and relax. Bodrum (the peninsula) is in full swing in the summer as a beachside destination for overseas package tourists and wealthy Turks alike as well as the yachting crowd so you can find restaurants and beaches to suit your taste all over the peninsula. Bodrum (the town) is chichi at the marina end, and fun at the other. We are a short drive away. There is also a local minibus service (called "dolmush"). Bitez has a popular beach and also lovely quiet lanes that lead through the mandarin orchards up to the village of Bitez on the hill. There are some good beach clubs at the western end away from the sandy bay with decking and ladders to dive into the beautiful water. We know a couple of great local restaurants, we can book for you, and also a much quieter, simpler beach just over the hill away from the summer crowds.
But Bodrum is also beautiful in autumn and winter, the mandarins start to ripen on the trees in november and december. We have masses in our garden, and pomegranates too, though the season is earlier. The local Bitez beach is a five minute walk and the restaurants that stay open for the winter season take down the umbrellas and the sun beds and put tables and chairs out on the sand. Weekend buffet brunches are especially good with the clear sea just a step away.

We have a flat in Istanbul too, two bedrooms and at the moment two cats. Its not in the historic neighborhoods but rather in a busy working district. However its got a two metre double bed in the master bedroom, a second double, a good modern open kitchen and a modern bathroom, and up on the ninth floor it has a big window looking out over the great expanse of the sprawling city. It has a lift and a building porter/caretaker. Its a ten minute walk to the metro. One stop to swanky Nisantasi, two to Taksim Square (Istiklal Caddesi) and three to Sishane, for Tunel, Galata Tower and Beyoglu districts with the all the winding streets, old Italianate houses and bars, rooftop restaurants, clubs, methane, boutique shops and the hipster neighborhoods of Cihangir and Cukurcuma.

Our home swap offer in Istanbul is: HE29664

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Bodrum (HE27406)

Mugla,   Turkey

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Spain - Barcelona
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offers


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Membership expiry date: 20 Jan 2016