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Bodrum, Mediterrean Coast, Turkey

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps 7
Per week $1,500
Type: Townhouse
Description of the Bodrum vacation townhouse rental
This is a fully furnished 3 bedroom bath and a half townhouse in the city of Bodrum. You are less than a 5 minute walk to the marina, where it all starts. From here you can walk to anywhere along Bodrum's main thoroughfare. It is situated in Bodrum's oldest and most revered development.Although it is only 5 minutes from the center of everything, it is quiet and secluded.You can just putter around in the garden picking vegetables or just sun yourself by one of the few salt water pools in the area.

When you are ready to take in the sights and sounds of Bodrum and surrounding areas, you are centrally located, much of it withing walking distance. Bodrum castle (St. Peter's Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century) is only 15 minutes away, as is the bar and restaurant streets and shopping district. 10 minutes away are the ferries to the Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes. From the top balcony you can see the Roman antique theater an 20 minute walk. The tomb of King Mausolus (where we get the term Mausoleum) is only a 15 minute walk. You are also ideally located to take advantage of numerous day trips to swim snorkel and visit other historic sights.

The house is recently remodeled and includes all the amenities you would expect. There is a new kitchen with full size refrigerator, oven and dishwasher. There is cable TV with numerous English channels, including ESPN for those of us that cant live without sports. In the living area there is a working fireplace (just in case 100 degrees isn't warm enough for you).The first and second floors are air conditioned. It is set up ideally for a family of 5 but you can easily sleep seven.

Everton Wallace

Area Info
Taken from Wikipedia.

Bodrum (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈbodɾum]) is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.

Bodrum has a Mediterranean climate. A winter average high of 15 °C (59 °F) and in the summer 34 °C (93 °F), with very sunny spells. Summers are hot and humid and winters are mild and mostly sunny.

The first recorded settlers in Bodrum region were the Carians and the harbor area was colonized by Dorian Greeks as of the 7th century BC. The city later fell under Persian rule. Under the Persians, it was the capital city of the satrapy of Caria, the region that had since long constituted its hinterland and of which it was the principal port. Its strategic location ensured that the city enjoyed considerable autonomy. Archaeological evidence from the period such as the recently discovered Salmakis (Kaplankalesi) Inscription, now in Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, attest to the particular pride its inhabitants had developed.[5] A famous native was Herodotus, the Greek historian (484-420 BC).

Mausolus ruled Caria from here, nominally on behalf of the Persians and independent in practical terms for much of his reign between 377 to 353 BC. When he died in 353 BC, Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his sister and his widow, employed the ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythis, and the four sculptors Bryaxis, Scopas, Leochares and Timotheus to build a monument, as well as a tomb, for him. The word "mausoleum" derives from the structure of this tomb. It was a temple-like structure decorated with reliefs and statuary on a massive base. It stood for 1700 years and was finally destroyed by earthquakes.[citation needed] Today only the foundations and a few pieces of sculpture remain.

Greek Halicarnassus
Alexander the Great laid siege to the city after his arrival in Carian lands and, together with his ally, the queen Ada of Caria, captured it after heavy fighting.
Julian of Halicarnassus was bishop in the early 6th century. From the middle of the 6th century BC on, Halicarnassus was governed by the Persians.

Bodrum was a quiet town of fishermen and sponge divers until the mid-20th century; although, as Mansur points out, the presence of a large community of bilingual Cretan Turks, coupled with the conditions of free trade and access with the islands of the Southern Dodecanese until 1935 saved it from utter provincialism.[6] The fact that traditional agriculture was not a very rewarding activity in the rather dry peninsula also prevented the formation of a class of large landowners. Bodrum has no notable history of political or religious extremism either. A first nucleus of intellectuals started to form after the 1950s around the writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, who had first come here in exile two decades before and was charmed by the town to the point of adopting the pen name Halikarnas Balıkçısı ('The Fisherman of Halicarnassus').[
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Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - - $1,500 - 1 week
Deposits: $500 on booking
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
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