The Bodrum peninsula is 27 miles long and offers a large array of housing options. This is an upmarket Italian Riviera type resort and attracts buyers after a lifestyle of marinas, designer shopping and boutique hotels. It’s very popular with both British and European buyers. Property prices peak in Türkbükü, Bodrum Town and Yalikavak but you can still get a two-bedroom flat from £75,000.
Location, location, location
Designer homes - US architect Richard Meier built 22 modern villas in the hills above Yalikavak on the north of the Bodrum peninsula. A seven-bedroom home was bought for close to £3 million.
Elsewhere in the former fishing area of Yalikavak, there are a mix of properties available starting around £70,000.
Marina - Yalikavak is also home to a super-smart 450-berth Palmarina, Turkey’s first mega-yacht marina, with shops, restaurants and full boat services. This has further boosted sales of waterfront homes in the area.
Upmarket – the small bay of Turbuku is popular with buyers from Istanbul. There are plenty of beach clubs and restaurants with waterfront luxury villas.
Mid-market – Torba is a former fishing village close to local amenities and Geris is a well-developed and affordable area that has plenty of property although it may be in need of updating.
Great Value - Güllük and Tuzla close to the airport have great value homes starting from around £50,000.
Laid back – Gumusluk has a laid back, hippy vibe and popular with young families and retired people. It has a relaxed charm with markets, shops and restaurants by the beach.
Town centre – for year round living, Bodrum town centre has everything you need including great shopping, restaurants and marina. A one-bedroom apartment starts from about £145,000 or the nearby and ancient town of Konacik has apartments from £95,000 as an alternative.
Tolga Ertukel, Founder of Turkey Homes says: “It is not possible today to build within 100 metres of the sea in Bodrum so existing homes are in high demand and will command a substantial premium.”