This month we’ve celebrated a staff birthday and in typical Aegean Dream Homes style valued a property (There’s no rest for an Estate Agent!) in the delightful resorts of Çeşme and Altaçatı.
Located in the province of Izmir the upmarket and chic resort is a must for celebrities and the jet set.
We planed to start the day by visiting a property we’d be instructed to list for sale – a wonderful villa set in it’s own private garden, then freeing up the rest of the day to explore the picturesque resort of Alaçatı and the colourful resort of Çeşme separated by a quick visit to the Ilıca beach.
As soon as we arrived at the 4 bed villa we knew we just had to secure it for our portfolio! The property sat in it’s own garden offering plenty of greenery from the established palm and fruit trees and has a garden floor which has been converted into a separate apartment style accommodation. Ideal for large families or for those who want to relocate to Turkey and have plenty of space for guests.
After taking all the relevant details and photos we were ready to enjoy the resort for ourselves. First stop Çeşme and a stroll through the cobbled streets toward the 500 year old Ottomon castle and charming sea front. With constant sea breezes it’s a great place for a sit and cool down before moving onto the yacht and superboat lined marina for some retail therapy and a coffee in one of the trendy coffee shops.
We drove to the Ilıca in the late afternoon to check out the beach, which not only holds an international windsurfing completion but has famous thermal springs and through the summer months is the ideal sandy getaway for those that like to Celeb spot. Although on this cool late summer day there was no Brangelina or great pals Russell Crowe & Cem Yılmaz for us to spot. But that didn’t matter to us for us the star of the day was still to come…
Early evening and the oncoming sunset saw us navigate back towards the marina for some low cost but delicious traditional Köfte (meatballs) while we watched the local Aristocats embark on their new hangout and then a short drive to the stunning resort of Alaçatı.
With it’s narrow cobbled streets and charming stone buildings the resort is a real Turkish delight and a star in it’s own right. Definitely the ideal place for romantic walks, strolling by the boutique shops and stalls offering charming handmade goods and keepsakes.
The day was a blast and ended as all fine working birthdays should idling away the hours sat in front of a quaint coffee shop people watching and drinking Turkish tea before heading home.
Property in Çeşme is sought after by both Turkish and International buyers and is around an hours drive from Izmir international airport. The area offers apartments but is famed for it’s spacious, attractive villas. It remains a favorite for property rentals and due to the rate and demand therefore offers an attractive investment potential.
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