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If you’ve been to Turkey before, you’ll know all about the turquoise water, amazing sea life and great hospitality by the locals. These are the reasons that many people (including me) return to the sun kissed shores each and every year. It really is a country where you can relax, explore, and immerse yourself in local culture, whilst still enjoying a full English breakfast now and again! The only drawback of Turkey that I can think of is that there are so many beautiful locations to choose from that it makes it very hard to narrow down your selection.
This became apparent to me a couple of years ago when I made the decision to buy a property in Turkey, but I was torn between a couple of resorts in the area of Bodrum. In the end I wrote a list of everything I wanted from my new holiday home and made my decision based on which location ticked more boxes! There really are some gorgeous places to choose from, so if you’re looking for a holiday home in Turkey, where should you look? India Leeward is a property blogger who bought her own Turkey villa after finding her perfect place on www.propertyturkeyforsale.com - she loves this site as the areas and property types are broken down making searching quick and easy.
Bodrum for Villas
It has been said that there are no bad views in Bodrum – and this isn’t surprising since there are hillsides throughout the peninsula where villas are scattered. In fact, since building regulations only allow these to be two stories high, many of them enjoy beautiful sea views. This is perhaps why this area has been described as the St.Tropez of Turkey, with some villas advertising an asking price of over £10 million. If you don’t need 10 bedrooms and a helipad, you can find something a bit more reasonable at the £100,000 mark. You’ll be able to choose from town and seaside locations, and may even manage to get a swimming pool with your villa at the lower end of the budget.
Kalkan for Penthouses
120 kilometres from Dalaman Airport lies the area of Kalkan. It doesn’t attract the usual package holiday crowd which is perhaps why the town has retained its beauty and traditional Turkish charm. This high-end reputation means that property prices are higher here than other parts of Turkey, but this could make it a brilliant investment for a buy-to-let. If you’re looking to buy in Kalkan, make the most of the panoramic sea views with a penthouse apartment. The benefits of these properties is that many of them have roof terraces or extra-large balconies; the view from the top is seriously stunning.
Marmaris for Apartments
If you are looking to spend less on your holiday home investment, look at Marmaris and the nearby area for an apartment. Marmaris attracts those looking to spend their days at a swimming pool and their evenings at the bar, perhaps with a few water sports thrown in for good measure. There are a lot of repeat visitors to Marmaris each year, so if you were looking to let your property out you may end up getting some of the same people making the most of your space each summer.