Private Islands & Bays - Exclusive Villas/Boutique Hotel
The Houses of Gökçe Gemile
By Fairlight Jones
Food & Wine at Gökçe Gemile
Neither hotel nor villa, The Houses of Gökçe Gemile offer something truly unique: Without parallel in the Mediterranean, and possibly worldwide - a breathtaking eco-paradise with private bays, unique luxurious houses & hotel-style services.
Our aim has been to create an array of services at Gökçe Gemile that ensures guests are completely relaxed at all times – certainly far beyond just a holiday and a long-way removed from any concept of a traditional self-catering holiday. Naturally the houses are equipped with the most cutting-edge of kitchens, however the Gökçe Gemile services are designed to ensure they are only used if that is your pleasure.
Our belief is that the setting is so very special that guests will want to spend all or most of their time simply appreciating the breathtaking scenery and unique ambience. That said Gökçe Gemile is ideally positioned to explore the restaurants of the local region, in particular those of the nearby Kayaköy and Fethiye. The point being, there are excellent restaurants to enjoy locally - if you can possibly tear yourself away.
The Culinary Service
A Waterside Breakfast
The setting is exquisite.
On your first morning, a freshly-prepared breakfast is served on the waterfront at the Beach Clubhouse with our compliments to ensure you enjoy the perfect start to your first day.
Thereafter, for guests that prefer not to self-cater, a generous breakfast can be served on any number of mornings during your stay. Pre-booked cost per day: Adults: £11 Children: £6
Waterfront Lunch & afternoon refreshments
As part of the Gökçe Gemile hotel service (payable locally) a light lunch Is served daily at the Beach Clubhouse consisting of sandwiches, salads, Turkish sac börek (spinach flatbread) and fresh fruits. Fresh, light and refreshing.
Late-afternoon the Beach Clubhouse team serve tea and biscuits or cake and on occasion through the day refreshing fruit is sent to your private cove.
On the two days a week that guests are enjoying the Private Skippered Luxury Day at Sea, a complimentary picnic lunch and afternoon tea are served aboard.
Private Dining in your house, the grounds, or beachside
A culinary delight awaits - fresh, organic and exquisite. This is not ‘fine-dining' - it's something different entirely where the aim is to provide guests with a unique culinary experience completely in harmony with the Gökçe Gemile concept and one not available to the average visitor to these shores…
An array of the finest chefs and traditional cooks in the region are available to provide cuisine ranging from seafood, barbeque to authentic Turkish Cuisine. When in situ, all we ask is a day or two’s notice and the chef will come and prepare the meal either in your house (with the opportunity to view and learn if you wish) or deliver as you prefer.
Meals can be served in your house, or to make a particularly special event, the team will happily provide the service in a beautifully prepared private cove on the bay below.
Details of the Private Dining alternatives are available and payable locally, here's a small preview...
‘A Taste of Turkey’: a wide array of mezes, salads, fruits and desserts all locally-sourced and organic village produce, created and served by those who do it best – our native Turkish village hosts.
A Turkish Barbecue: (prepared from organically fed local animals): assorted freshly barbequed chicken, lamb and beef served with a wide range of mezes, dips, salads and freshly baked bread. Followed by a variety of deserts and fresh fruits.
Each meal is followed by after dinner tea or coffee.
An Evening in the harbour towns of Fethiye or Göcek
Though not including a meal, this service is displayed here in order to aid the plannning of your stay at Gökçe Gemile.
Available to guests in each house on one evening each week. A chauffered minibus is provided to allow guests to explore and dine in one of the harbour towns of Fethiye or Göcek without having to drive. Subject to availability, the chauffered minibus is available for additional trips (day and evening), paid in situ.
Once weekly: Sun-Fri
Should you be able to tear yourself away from the stunning waterside location the delights of the region await. The local region is renowned throughout Turkey as an area of outstanding natural beauty with a stunning coastline and an array of characterful towns and villages that show Turkey at her very best.
The regions' best and most interesting restaurants are to be found nearby in the rural Kayaköy (7-minute drive) or the market and harbour town of Fethiye (20-minutes). A special recommendation here to experience the unique atmosphere of the renowned Fish Market restaurants. Recommendations and reservations can be made in situ.
On your arrival, with our compliments...
To ensure you are relaxed from the moment you arrive a light meal is provided on your first evening - a selection of Turkish Mezze, fresh fruit and dessert of baklava.
On your first morning, a freshly-prepared breakfast basket is delivered to the villa to ensure you enjoy the perfect start to your first day.
A generous welcome hamper with basic provisions is also provided upon your arrival.
A generous hamper is also provided upon arrival. Fesh drinking water is provided throughout your stay and fresh local bread is delivered each morning with our compliments.
Gökçe Gemile Housekeeper - Home Help/Cook/Nanny
The unique array of services already presented, is intended to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger while staying at Gökçe Gemile. Perhaps the final touch for you might be your own Housekeeper pre-booked to look after your every need for six-days weekly.