The Countdown - 6 Sea View Luxury Villas in Bodrum
Bodrum is one of the most luxurious destinations on the Turkish coasts. Once a series of sleeping fishing villages, the Bodrum peninsula has become a sophisticated destination for superstars and superyachts - and super-luxury property. Here, we showcase the best luxury properties in Bodrum, where new developments are heralding a new era in designer property.
Waterfront villa for sale in Bodrum’s glitzy Turkbuku
Incorporating flawless, sleek design into wide-open sea vistas, this luxury Bodrum villa, right on the waterfront, is not only right at home in a town loved by Turkey’s most glamorous, it’s also one of the the peninsula’s most incredible homes.
The house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, spread over two floors and each overlooking the Aegean Sea. Outside, the incredible swimming pool is surrounded by ample decking and overlooks the sea, while underneath you’ll find a luxury sauna and health centre. A private beach platform and jetty mean your summers will be filled with sailing, swimming and sunshine
While this luxury Turkbuku villa feels like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’re just a five-minute boat ride, from the best of Turkbuku entertainment, culture and cuisine. Once the favourite holiday spot of Turkish celebrities, Turkbuku has gone global. Brad and Angelina, the Clintons, Mick Jagger and Demi Moore have all holidayed in the town.
Designer home for sale in Bodrum’s prime marina town
Award-winning Richard Meier certainly knows what he’s doing. The internationally-renowned architect and abstract artist is revered for his clean lines and use of the colour white - his trademark. Meier’s bold vision has brought him to Turkey, where he has designed five incredible luxury villas in Bodrum, nestled in the Yalikavak hills, overlooking the harbour and the dazzling new marina.
This particular Yalikavak villa has been built over an incredibly large 5000 square metre plot, allowing for total and utter privacy.
Built over three levels with 1100 square metres of living space and seven bedrooms, this Bodrum villa has been carefully designed to give all its occupants the benefit of uninterrupted sea views stretching over the bay and to the islands beyond. Outside, a swimming pool is surrounded by lush green plants and plenty of outdoor seating, perfect for enjoying the sunshine and the views over the town and beyond.
This breath-taking property for sale in Bodrum is just a short five minute drive away from Yalikavak centre. Prices are soaring in this once humble fishing village, buoyed by the tourism upswing and certainly by the Palmarina development, the transformation of Yalikavak’s marina into a world class yachting centre featuring exclusive clubs, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities.
Luxury Bodrum stone mansion is a hilltop retreat
Experience a taste of authentic Turkish life in this extremely private stately stone mansion overlooking Yalikavak Bay. Built with natural, locally-sourced materials, this huge five-bedroom luxury Bodrum villa, built over more than 500 metres of living space, blends seamlessly into the green Yalikavak hills.
Redolent of understated luxury and sophistication, this carefully designed villa combines the best of modern design with a true Turkish traditional flavour, appealing to traditionalists and those who favour contemporary design.
Set amongst the greenery of the sumptuous garden, a large infinity pool overlooks the bay and islands beyond, and is surrounded by a large seating area. The villa is located just five minutes from Yalikavak, where sleek yachts and celebrities rub shoulders with rustic cosy cafes and raki-serving tavernas, combining the best of Turkey old and new.
Waterfront villa for sale in Bodrum in exclusive Hebil Bay
Located in Hebil Bay, close to glamorous Turkbuku and Gundogan village, this spacious property boasts sea views from almost every single room - hardly surprising given its incredible position, with the Aegean lapping on the shore beneath the property.
This four bedroom luxury Bodrum villa is fronted by a green lawn leading to steps to the private beach platform and deepwater jetty. A patio deck is perfect for family gatherings and barbecues.
Private Hebil Cove is one of Bodrum’s most prestigious locations. Some of the best luxury Bodrum villas are found in this exclusive spot. Five minutes from Turkbuku by boat and five minutes from Gundogan Village by car, you’re also perfectly placed to enjoy the best of Bodrum.
Soaring contemporary villa in Bodrum showcases Yalikavak sea and sky
This large designer property for sale in Bodrum, perched high above Yalikavak town, is an homage to sun, sea and sky. It’s the architectural flourishes that set the four-bedroom Sandyma apart from its contemporaries, including an airy central atrium, a catwalk, a large aquarium and sliding panels that turn the indoor living space into an outdoor seating area.
The large pool is surrounded by natural decking and travertine and there is plenty of shaded outdoor space from where you can truly make the most of the all-encompassing sea views over Yalikavak Bay and beyond.
The villa is a short drive from Yalikavak’s seafront restaurants, Palmarina and pretty harbour.
Beautiful stone house for sale in Bodrum: a Gumusluk hillside beauty
The pretty, quaint village of Gumusluk is one of Bodrum’s lesser-known destinations. Famous for its lovely waterfront and its seafood restaurants, this quiet fishing village is a lovely off-the-beaten-track summer destination.
Built using local stone and timber, this luxury Bodrum villa is ideal for those who like a little rustic charm. It is located in the green hills behind the town centre, offering privacy and seclusion in its semi-rural location, as well as sweeping views of the coastline.
Gumusluk is built on the site of the ancient city of Myndos, and you can see the ancient remains underwater as you wade out to Rabbit Island, just off the shore. During the summer there is an annual classical music festival, attended by some decent international artists. And as for the seafood Gumusluk’s reputation for serving up the best on the peninsula is well deserved.
Bodrum’s charm lies in the fact that its development has resulted in some world class Bodrum villas, while retaining its unique Turkish feel. The Turkish poet, Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli said of Bodrum
"Don’t you dare to hope that you will leave as you came, like many others before you have done. They all have left while their minds stayed in Bodrum.”
And after a visit to Bodrum, you begin to understand why.