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Four-bedroom house, sleeps 8
Possibly (and only possibly) our favourite of the three houses - combining elements taken from each of the other houses, Gemile enjoys a beautiful setting and an inordinate amount of private space both inside and out with a highlight being the enormous lake-pool in complete harmony with the surrounding nature.
Named after the bay it overlooks, Gemile is an exceptional villa with stunning views across the pine-drenched forest through to Gemile Bay, the renowned St Nicholas Island and on across the sea to the rugged Faralya coastline beyond.
The house is built using traditional, local stone which originally comprised a single, ruined dry stone wall that had collapsed in the village of Eşen. It has been painstakingly gathered and re-used here to wonderful effect. Alongside the ancient brick are old beams and striking sheets of glass framing the extraordinary scenery, combining the best of old and new to create the most luxurious of concepts.
Gemile enjoys a staggeringly beautiful setting with an inordinate amount of private space both inside and out with the plot extending over two thousand square metres for this villa alone. It has been created in complete harmony with the surrounding nature with the overriding sound being that of complete silence.
The focal point of life in the villa revolves around the huge lake-pool complete with gently shelving 'beach-like' entrance and a waterfall descending into an adjacent pool. The vast pool is surrounded by pretty stone terraces and native plants and trees which accentuate the feeling of utter privacy which the villa affords.
Paths lead away from the main house and through the extensive private gardens to several quiet areas, including a hidden corner which has a magnificent jacuzzi, hewn from a single rock and glorious vies to Gemile Bay.
Other hidden delights await in the extensive gardens which include a pergola, shaded kösk seating area and hammocks in which to absorb the rarefied atmosphere.
At the edge of the property a path leads to a concealed entrance where a lift - blending with the forest - leads down to the secluded bays & coves of Gökce Gemile – an untouched private paradise.
Of its many and varied attractions, the bay with its seven coves and white-sand beach is the absolute highlight of the unique experience that is Gökçe Gemile. The water is astonishingly blue and crystal clear and the hidden coves and associated services are yours to enjoy in peace throughout your stay.
The bays and services are described separately (see menu above).
Inside, the views from the house are almost as spectacular as outside stretching over the Bay to the Gemile towards the Faralya coastline beyond with its spectacular shades of aquamarine and turquoise blue.
The huge open plan sitting room has been built to draw in these views through the glass fronted room with vaulted ceiling which contains the open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room. Lazy meals can be prepared here and enjoyed in the beautiful alfresco dining area.
At one end of the ground floor is a large twin bedroom with terrace and an elegant 'pod-style' guesthouse with (fourth) double bedroom will be located in the gardens or terrace - ideal for friends, teenagers or nannies.
A handcrafted staircase forms a central feature leading up to the first floor and two of the most luxurious master bedroom suites one could wish for.
Laced with wooden beams across the high-ceilings, the suites boast king-sized beds and large ensuite bathrooms with stone hand basins and walk-in drench showers. One has views in both directions across Gemile and the bay of Gökçe the other benefits from an enormous terrace offering glorious views to Gemile, St Nicholas Island and Faralya.
Explore the House - Gemile
Four-bedroom house, sleeps (1-8)
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Image below (l-r): Gökçe, Elmali & Gemile