Stone House sleeps between 6-7 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.
Rental price is 220 British Sterling per night ( Minimum 3 nights ) or 995 Sterling up to 7 nights
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.
The property comprises two houses accommodation 4 bedrooms (two in each house), kitchen/dining room 3 bathrooms and utility room. All rooms are air conditioned and the house benefits from a pool, a Finnish sauna and central heating.
Master bedroom with king size double bed and split level lounge area with couch that can sleep 1/2 children.
Bedroom 2 with two single beds.
Bedroom 3 with king size double bed.
Bedroom 4 with sofa bed.
Bathroom 1 with luxury shower, wc, vanity unit with wash basin.
Bathroom 2 with luxury shower, wc, vanity unit with wash basin
Bathroom 3 a wet room adjoining sauna with shower, wc and wash basin.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dish washer and fridge.
Utility room with washing machine, water cooler and fridge/freezer.
Dining room with table to seat 8 as part of kitchen diner. Master bedroom has mezzanine floor with sitting room and balcony.
Beautiful styled sauna with adjoining wet room for guests to relax and enjoy.
All bedrooms and living area are air conditioned and there is central heating throughout. Two flights of stairs between terraces, not suitable for very small children.
Tas Evi has three terraces, all tiled in terracotta. The lower terrace/pool area has an adjoining sauna and wet room. Dip pool which can be heated in winter. Completely private area. Teak furniture, large sunshade. This area also has a traditional fireplace and clay oven. There is also a small breakfast terrace with teak furniture. Upper terrace: table seats 10, spectacular views. Barbecue. Beautifully lit at night.
The nearest beach is Pamucak, very quiet and 14km of beautiful golden sand, by private car 10 mins from Selcuk, by local mini bus the same. Further beaches can be reached in Kusadasi and many bays can be reached within 20-30 mins drive.
Izmir, Adnan Menderes international airport is approx 50 mins by car. Transfers can be arranged at an additional charge, Ferries to Samos, Greek island, leave daily from Kusadasi. A good day trip to be able to enjoy the different cultures of 2 close neighbours. Car hire not essential, but useful for at least some of time if planning to visit some of other locations around selcuk. This can be arranged locally at very reasonable rates, enquire when booking.
Selcuk has all the necessary shopping facilities, banks, restaurants etc, and there are some very good restaurants in town and some of the surrounding villages. Every Saturday there is a beautiful local market selling fresh produce and anything that you could need during your stay.
Guests will be met by Alison, the property manager, who is fluent in both English and Turkish, she will be available throughout your stay to help with any queries, provide information and if needed to make travel/trip arrangements.
The main attractions are the historical sites locally at Ephesus, St John's basilica, Virgin Mary's House, Seven sleepers and Selcuk museum all only a few minutes drive away. It is also an excellent base to visit some of the other major attractions in this part of Turkey including Aphrodisias, Miletus, Metropolis, Priene and Didyma. All within 1-2 hours drive. Further afield, to Pamukkale and Heirapolis are well worth visiting, or boat trips from Fetiye or Marmaris can be arranged.TripAdvisor property ID 4294260...Read more
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.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
How to get there
Nearest train station: Selcuk train station Nearest airport: Izmir Adnan Menderes airport, 40.02 miles Nearest ferry port: Kusadasi port, ferries to Samos Greek Island, 8.02 miles Car is recommended
Left on 04/27/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Lisa A.Reviewed Apr 27, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
We had a magical holiday with three generations all fully satisfied. The property is well laid-out, with different levels and gorgeous views of the castle, mosques and basilica -- even the sea is visible in the distance. One of the double bedrooms is in a separate building, so there's some privacy as well. Everything is meticulously planned when you rent the house, from your airport pick-up, to transportation to archaelogical sites, to the house's amenities and decoration. Alison is a wonder.
It was lovely to meet you all and fantastic you enjoyed yourselves so much.
All the best to you all,
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Wonderous stay in Selcuk”
Left on 05/28/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 28, 2013Stayed May 2013
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.
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write and your hints for what to do and see here in Selcuk, much appreciated,
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 01/06/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 6, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
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.
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”
Left on 01/16/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | NettieReviewed Jan 16, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
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.
Left on 05/20/2010 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 20, 2010Stayed Jul 2008
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.
Left on 05/09/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Ali RekaReviewed May 9, 2010Stayed Jul 2009
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.
Left on 05/05/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 5, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
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!!!
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