- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Stone House sleeps between 6-8 and has a wonderful totally private swimming pool and sauna, the house lies Above Selcuk, 5 minutes walk from the center of town nestling amongst traditional houses. An oasis of calm, style and relaxation.
It is a unique house fashioned in traditional style with beautiful stone walls and woodwork with huge windows and a very individual ambiance.
The rooms are finished to a high standard with panelled ceilings and wooden floors throughout. It enjoys stunning panoramic views from its terraces across the ancient town to Selcuk, Ephesus, St John's Basilica, the byzantine castle and to the sea.
Stone House, Selcuk ( Ephesus ) Turkey
Selcuk, Aegean Region, Turkey
Additional Location Information
Selçuk is a very attractive town perfect for people who prefer to be away from the package tour crowd with a population of 26.000 it is large enough to have all the facilities needed for a comfortable stay including plenty of nice restaurants, cafes, bars and interesting shops.
Selçuk is situated eight kilometers from the Aegean coast, one hour away from Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and 45 minutes away from Izmir Adnan Menderes airport where there are many international and domestic flights daily. Selçuk train station has connections to Izmir and towards Denizli. There is a very decent bus services all over Turkey and the local mini buses run frequently to the local sites and towns.
Banking is very well catered for and there are supermarkets and plenty of shops selling all you should require. Every Saturday there is a beautiful weekly market which sells everything from wonderful local fruit and vegetables herbs and spices, clothes, footwear and much more.
The town has a decent hospital and dental services should they be required.
The local beach, Pamucak is situated eight kilometers from town a fourteen kilometer long sandy beach, quiet and virtually unspoilt.
There are many wonderful local sites within walking distance from each of the houses and many day trips from Selçuk including Pamukkale, Heropolis, Priene, Miletus, Didyma and many more, please go to archaeological sites page for more information.
If you would like airport transfers or to hire a car or minibus during your stay please state your requirements and we will be very happy to help.
St Johns Basilica
The church of St John is set below the hilltop citadel in the center of Selcuk. After the death of Christ, St. John came with Mary to Ephesus living most of his life in and around the Ayasoluk Hill and spreading the word of Christianity as St Paul did before him. A 4th century tomb was believed to house his remains, so in the 6th century Emperor Justinian (527-65) erected a magnificent church on top of the tomb.
The Isabey mosque situated just down the hill from the St Johns Church at the foot of the Ayasuluk Hill the huge Isabey Mosque built in 1375 by the Emir of Aydin in a post- Seljuk / pre-Ottoman transitional style is well worth visiting
Temple of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis is situated just 5 minutes walk from the center of Selcuk towards Ephesus, it used to earn sizeable sums of money from the pilgrims paying homage to the ancient fertility goddess Cybele/Artemis. In its prime it was larger than the Parthenon at Athens with 127 columns, all with figures carved around the base. Once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and today with little left to see but it is a beautiful setting with wonderful views to the Isabey mosque and St Johns Basilica.
Ephesus museum in the center of Selcuk houses a striking collection of artifacts from Ephesus and the surrounding archaeological sites, a small but fantastic museum.
Location Type Rural, Town
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 03, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Oct 16, 2013 - Dec 31, 2014 |
220 Sterling per night or up to 7 nights 995 Sterling
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$327||$1,462|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Stone House rental up to 7 nights is 895 Sterling
Minimum rental period is 3 nights 200 Sterling per night,
Inclusive of tax and all amenities, apart from pool heating.
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Cable TV
- Satellite TV
- Beach Towels
- Parking space
- Outdoor Grill
- Flat Screen/HDTV
- Internet Access
- Full range
- Full fridge
- Air Conditioning
- Heated swimming pool
- Clothes washing machine
- Wood burning oven
- Oustside fire place
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderous stay in Selcuk
Our family of five (ages 13, 16, and 20) had a wonderful stay at the Stone House for six nights in May. The house was exactly as presented on the website. The setting gives you privacy and luxury while in the midst of a regular neighbourhood. The Saturday market in town was a great experience and we stocked up with food for the week after spending a few hours there. Having the pool to dip into was greatly appreciated after some rather hot weather.
Selcuk is a great base for seeing the region - we enjoyed the sites, the food, the shopping and the people. We rented a car through alison which allowed us to do some day trips including aphrodisias & Pammukkale. I highly recommend renting through alison Morel.
Response from Alison Morel - 05/29/2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write and your hints for what to do and see here in Selcuk, much appreciated,
We had two families with 2 kids each (ages 8 to 16)...the house was perfect to give us all a bit of room and the sitting room in the upstairs bedroom made a good "internet cafe" for the kids due to best wifi. Location can't be beat: great views and easy walk to town, with a market steps away for buying breakfast bread etc. And after a cold day in winter walking around Ephesus or town, the sauna is the perfect thing for warming up. House is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean with everything we needed, and alison was great to work with.
Response from Alison Morel - 04/13/2013
Dear John and Tessa,
Thank you very much for my first review for 2013. Much appreciated, hope to see you all again in the future,
All the best,
This lovely, convenient house was the perfect location for our f
Stone House is a beautiful place with great amenities - a sauna for warm, intimate together time after the day's adventures, outdoor fireplace and brick oven for delicious pizzas, fish, etc. and a large dining room table to gather around for family meals and games. The friendly corner grocer a few steps away offers crusty fresh bread daily. A short walk gets you into the centre of a pleasant Turkish village. A slightly longer walk takes you to one of Turkey's most amazing ancient sites, Ephesus. Stone House was a perfect location for our family Christmas week in Turkey.
A haven of tranquility
We stayed here for 2 weeks.
The house is beautifully finished! I loved dinner on the roof terrace at sunset with the stunning views of the town. Lazing by the pool in the shade with a cool beer and a good book followed by a refreshing dip in the pool was pure relaxation. The town is only a short walk away - we bought delicious local produce there to grill on the barBQ at our leisure.
I loved walking up to the hilltop nearby, through what felt like a village with the locals wondering why I was venturing out in the afternoon heat.
Lennox Head, Australia
An amazing place to stay.
We stayed at this property last year for two weeks. Alison was amazing and there was nothing she wouldn't do for us, which made our stay so much more enjoyable. Her local knowledge saved us so much time and gave us more time to thoroughly enjoy our stay. The house was amazing. Nestled in the hills of old town Selcuk. The local neighbours were really friendly. The facilities were more than we expected. The swimming pool and the sauna were great and the roof top was breathtaking overlooking the whole town and our favourite spot at night. The rooms were spotless and quite at night. The kitchen was well equiped with all the nesessary appliances you required. We really enjoyed the whole stay and I/We find it extremly difficult to point anything negative about this property. What we liked the least was that we had to leave this little haven. But we will be back.
First class holidays!!!
Renting Stone house for our holidays was the best idea. Its the most comfortable and luxurious place we could find to relax and spent a wonderful time. The interior of the houses is kept in a modern but oriental style, the terrace garden with an outside oven and barbeque place are wonderful for nice evening dinners and the view from the terraces where we did enjoy the most amazing sundowns, was our favorite place to rest after exiting days filled with trips to the sites which are in this area. Shame we could not use the little pool too much because of weather reasons, but jumping into the water after having a sauna go, was fun.
The renting out person Alison gave us lots of tips for what we could visit in and around Selcuk, she helped us with airport transfers and renting out a car for a week.
This all made our holidays to one of the greatest times which we will defenately always remember thinking about our trip to Turkey, and I can highly recommend this place. We might even come back one day!!!