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Bespoke Beachside Bungalow

Bespoke beachside bungalow

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Elegant Ground Floor Flat on a Quiet Street by Didim’s City Center

didim apartment160,000 TL ($57,354 ), 2 BR 1 BA, 90 M2, Ground Floor

Looking for a flat close to the city center yet tucked up a quiet back street?  This refined classical flat with big windows, a long balcony, and original woodwork is a charming and comfortable place to pass your days.  While the building is only three years old, the apartment was designed with a classical touch, including warm woodwork frames throughout.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a bath, kitchen, and spacious living room with windows and french doors on two sides opening up to a wraparound porch. The master bedroom also features a french door opening onto a private balcony facing a shaded courtyard.

13 (1)While the flat faces north, cream-colored walls and wide windows throughout ensure that the entire house is filled with light – and yet not too hot in summer.  The apartment also comes with all the usual amenities – air conditioning, kitchen appliances, full bathroom fixtures.  Owner-occupied, everything is but gently used.


Located on the ground floor, this flat is perfect for those who have young children and want to be able to watch them outside, or those who have trouble walking up stairs.  The flat is located one block from the Migros supermarket, two blocks from Didim’s main AtaTurk BLVD and public transportation, and a 25 minute walk to the boardwalk and public beach.

 

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Holiday Rentals in the Center of Didim

Looking to try before you buy?  This likable 2 bedroom 1 bath flat is both moderate and pleasing with its simple, airy design.

The flat is located on Central Ata Turk Blvd in Didim, just across from Migros Supermarket and within walking distance to the main boardwalk and public beach.  Located on the fourth floor, the modern flat is removed enough from the main stretch of street cafes to offer some quiet and tranquility, and yet everything you might need – banks, bars, a bounty of local restaurants, small shops and supermarkets – is easily at hand.

The building was constructed eight years’ ago and has the benefits of fully fitted security and facilities (including an elevator and AC). The apartment itself was outfitted with cool ceramic floors and light woodwork lending the residence a sense of spaciousness and serenity.   Furnishings are modern, but simple, and won’t suffer under sandy feet.  One bedroom holds two wrought iron twin beds, the other a double.

Step outside to your private balcony, or enjoy the gated pool.  Your neighbors are a quiet and friendly mix of foreign retirees, recurrent annual vacationers, and local residents.

Take one of the local buses from just across the street, take a leisurely walk to the Temple of Apollo, or head to the nearby Didim Bus Station for a longer day (or weekend!) journey to Kusadasi, Bodrum, or Izmir.  The closest airport is at Bodrum, with easily arranged pickup and transfers.

For more information on Didim, see here.

The flat is for rent for 160 TL/day ($61).  For booking or more information, please contact Onur Arik at info@milanestateagents.com.

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Renting Out Your Seaside Home

While Turkey is growing in popularity as a warm-weather warm-culture retirement destination, it’s also an incredibly popular vacation locale.  And if you happen to own an apartment or home by the sea, in a major city, or in any other unique location, you have the option or ‘letting out’ your home while away.  This is a great option for those who vacation in Turkey at a favorite locale and don’t want the trouble of booking hotels, or overseas retirees who wish to spend large chunks of the year either in their home country with family or traveling around Europe.  In short, if you are considering purchasing property, but don’t plan to spend all your time in Turkey, this is a viable path. 

Show Me The Money How much your apartment brings in depends on a great number of things: Where is it located? How many rooms does it have? Is it new or old? Is it a unique property? Is it located in an area with high demand for accommodation during peak seasons? Is there a pool? What amenities will you include? Will you rent by the day or by the week?

In past years typical incomes for a modern and pleasantly furnished two bedroom flat in a resort town by the sea (like Didim) have hovered around 60€/day and 300/week.   3BR villas around Fethiye run around $500/week.  Stone villas by Ephesus can run upwards of $1000/wk.  Again, the price all depends on the factors above.

Some retirees we’ve come across rent out their property during peak season in summer and then are able to live off that rental income for the remainder of the year.  Other people rent out for just a few weeks a year and use the income to pay for home maintenance, or put towards their own travel expenses.

Why Would I Want to Do This? Letting out your property while you’re away is actually quite common in Turkey (and many parts of Europe).  There are accepted norms of behavior from tenants as well as expectations for property owners.  The extra income will allow you to do…whatever you want.  Travel in Greece.  Take a gulet trip.  Stay with family in the states over the school holidays.  Explore the rest of Europe. Cover your winter budget.

Other Options: Rent Out a Room:If you don’t feel comfortable handing your house over to strangers, or you prefer to reside in Turkey year-round, another option is letting out a spare room through sites like Air BnB.  Both you and the potential renter set up profiles so you can screen every applicant, and you are able to choose how much of your house you want to share.  This is also an interesting option for people who have a spare bedroom and love having company.

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Weekly Featured Property: Spacious 2BR Flat in Altinkum/Didim

fotoğraf (14)The Basics: 2BR 2BA, Downtown Location in Mid-Sized Town, 15 Min Walk from Beach, 70,000 Eur

Do you dream of living in Didim year-round? Want a vacation spot to fit your whole family? Love living in the center and having everything within walking distance? Then this might be the perfect flat for you.
Reasonably priced at 70,000 Eur, this airy two-bedroom two-bath flat with open plan living and dining rooms, fitted kitchen appliances, and large balcony is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, or a comfortable home for retirement. The flat is in a medium-sized complex with mixed year-round and vacation residents. The complex overlooks an expansive courtyard patio and giant pool for resident use.
Though second hand, the apartment is in excellent condition and comes with full modern furnishings in all rooms.
Just downstairs you will find local restaurants and shops, a full-sized Carrefoure across the street, and plenty of banks. Didim’s boardwalk and public beach is a fifteen minute walk down the main boulevard.

20150420_161331 (1)This is the perfect property for:

  • A couple who want room for visiting relatives and friends
  • A small family (comfortably sleeps four with 1 double and 2 single beds)
  • Someone who loves being in the middle of a bustling small town
  • Someone who wants to reside year-round (as there will still be many local residents around in winter)
  • Someone who likes to walk everywhere and doesn’t want to own a car.
  • Someone looking to invest in a rental property with high appeal
  • Someone who wants to mingle with locals and make long-term relationships out of the tourist scene

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Weekly Featured Property: Downtown Didim Altınkum Apartments

r011 BDR, 1 BA 60 sqm Flat in Downtown Didim for €39000 ($41,279.36)

This affordable and compact apartment will put you in the middle of the action.  The art-deco building is located only 100 meters from both the beach and Didim’s main boulevard in a mixed commercial and residential area.  Cafes, convenience stores, the boardwalk, the city’s longest public beach, boat tours, supermarkets, beach-front bars restaurants, public transportation, plenty of shops for your every need and beautiful sunsets 300 days a year will be only minutes from your door.

This open-plan apartment includes one bedroom, a full bath, and a long kitchen and living room opening on to a balcony. Fixtures are all modern, with standard fittings throughout.   It’s a great residence for someone who wants a simple, cosy and convenient home or vacation base for spending days at the beach and exploring the surrounding area.

01c35a47822968b8751e2fc9e221872bda968d5caaThis is the perfect property for:

  • Someone who loves being in the middle of a bustling small town
  • Someone who wants to reside year-round (as there will still be many local residents around in winter),
  • Someone who likes to walk everywhere and doesn’t want to own a car.
  • Someone looking to invest in a rental property with high appeal
  • A couple or small family interested in a vacation home close to the beach and town center

 Perks of This Property: High rental income (desirable location for short-term and summer holiday-makers), incredibly easy maintenance; walking distance to everything

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Property of the Week: Brand New Project in Akbuk/Didim


Brand New Spacious Flats in Akbuk with Wide Balconies and Gorgeous Sea Views 1 (2)

This week’s property is a brand new complex still undergoing finishing touches in the small seaside community of Akbuk, just minutes from downtown Didim and within driving distance of several major urban centers, an international hospital, and two airports.

These brand new apartments are set for completion in summer 2015. They are located just 650 meters (0.4 miles) to the beach – close enough to walk, far enough away to be removed from regular beach traffic. Plenty of local amenities – cafes, restaurants, shops, banks and pharmacies – are also within walking distance.

While annexing an urban area, the complex affords you peace and tranquility with stunning views of the sea and surrounding nature from your seafront balcony or terrace. Inside, relax with spacious interiors and top-notch finishing including high quality kitchen cupboards, top-line sanitary ware and bathroom fixtures, pre-installed TV, telephone and internet line, and a Central Satellite System.

13 (4)This is a larger project, with 2 stages consisting of 30 blocks and 180 apartments on 22 acres of land, including 13,000 square meters of green space for residents to relax and enjoy as well as on-site infinity pools and pool patio.

Each residence comes with a 10 year structural guarantee from the builder, ensuring that you should have few worries as far as maintenance goes, whether residing in the flat yourself or renting it out during the holidays. All building materials are first class, and the structures include: external insulation of all blocks, ceramic floor in living room and bedrooms, heat-tempered glass shower cabin, beautiful travertine stairs, air-conditioning built into the infrastructure, gypsum plaster and plastic interior paint, silicone exterior paint, double-glazed PVC doors and windows, and steel exterior doors. IN short, you’ll be buying a beautiful, well-constructed, solid property.

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