• Sal Schmidt

Airbnb - Turkbuku

Bodrum Menemene House Prv - One week


This Airbnb in Turkbuku on the Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey, matches the photos on the website ideally - it is absolutely spotless, relaxing and beautiful.

A bonus was the views are better over the Aegean Sea than you perceive from Airbnb. Its location is only a five-minute gentle walk to the beach and all the excellent little restaurants, bars and beach clubs.


The kitchen is fully equipped, and they even supply cleaning products, e.g. dishwashing tablets, laundry detergent, surface spray, paper towel, etc., something of a rarity in Airbnb all over the world.

There is a Macro Centre, an extremely impressive supermarket just a three-minute walk with absolutely everything you would require for an extended stay, including an extensive range of international wines, beers and spirits.


There is also a beautiful store nearby called Hatice aunt, full of natural goodies for the home and the body, you must visit! Along with sugar-free Turkish delight.

The table setting outside overlooking the bay is perfect for sitting with a nice glass of wine or cocktail and watching all the action occurring in the bay. There is also a lovely cosy setting on the deck.

We found this Airbnb ideal for self-catering; we decided to stay in and just nest, as we've been travelling now for five-plus years, and after a few weeks in a hotel, it was much needed.

We enjoyed home cooking, playing Turkish scrabble (which was a challenge when using English words), enjoying champagne and views, and some Easter treats.

During the warmer weather, you can also enjoy the pool; there were quality sunbeds available for sunbaking; we were just on the edge of Spring, so we needed a few more weeks to enjoy the pool.

Can, your host is very responsive and always there for you, Alev is the lovely onsite contact, and she is a pleasure to have around.