This lovely self catering holiday home is located in the old seaside town of Ayvalik on the North-western Aegean coast of Turkey, about 160 km north of Izmir. This well presented home was converted from two original Greek stone houses built in the early 1900s and is situated a short walk from the harbour and the town centre with lots of shops, markets and restaurants.
Access to the front of the property is from a narrow cobble street and it has just been modernised and re-developed maximising the space available to create comfortable living accommodation that will sleep 6 people. The owners have been very careful not to spoil the authenticity and character throughout.
The accommodation comprises a large sitting room with a wood floor, 2 large double sofa beds, an armchair and the original fireplace housing a wood burner. Steps from the sitting room lead to a spacious and well equipped kitchen with all electrical appliances and a dining area with table and chairs.
The back door from the kitchen leads to the courtyard garden where there is a large paved area with external doors to a wet room containing a shower, basin, wc and a utility room. There is also a feature well with running water and an olive tree. The garden is also accessed through a side lockable gate.
A staircase from the kitchen leads to the first floor which has a large bathroom with separate shower and bath, 2 double bedrooms and a single bedroom (terrace room) which has a large built-in single bed, stretching the width of the room with a further single underbed on castors which is easily pulled out.
The single room has double doors leading onto a large sun terrace that stretches the width of the house, with magnificent views of Ayvalik Port and the sea towards Alibey Island and the Greek Island of Lesvos. There is also an outside staircase leading down from the terrace to the courtyard garden.
The town of Ayvalik has lots of narrow cobbled streets that lead to the busy market area and harbour front where you can enjoy the wonderful shops or relax by the waterside. Ayvalik has gained a reputation for being one of Turkey's best locations for scuba diving and boat trips from the harbour will take you to various bays throughout the day.
The surrounding hillside in Ayvalik is laden with olive groves and is famous for producing much of Turkey's quality olive oil. The hills also have copious amounts of pine trees that assist in Ayvalik boasting some of the best levels of air quality within Turkey with it's high levels of oxygen.
5 km from the town are the 2 beautiful beaches of Altinova and Sarimsakli, which are easily reached in 15 mins by the local bus (Dolmus), taxi or car. The beaches are never crowded and lots of fish are visible through the crystal clear water.
Nightlife in Ayvalik is very relaxed and there are many waterside open-air restaurants, bars and tavernas or a simple stroll along the harbour front absorbing the idyllic atmosphere makes for a perfect evening. A well-known beauty spot is locally known as Devil's Table where the views are spectacular and it is a must to witness the amazing sunset at the end of the day.
An excellent opportunity to purchase a wonderful holiday home in this charismatic and humble community!!
5 Km from Beach