A holiday home in Turkey can be a great investment – and I don’t just mean in terms of money; a holiday home means more time to spend with your family. It also represents an escape from the work, obligations and stresses of everyday life.
While Turkey is a beautiful country with many interesting places, not everywhere is suitable for a holiday home. For example – what about beaches? How far away is the area from the airport? What about rental potential when you’re not there?
If you’re considering buying a holiday home in Turkey but don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the best places to buy a holiday home in Turkey.
Uzumlu is just 15 minutes from Fethiye Town, but it’s like stepping back in time. The town offers peaceful surroundings, stunning views and a quiet lifestyle - a world away from nearby Oludeniz or Bodrum. Bear in mind it is about 15 kilometres from the sea, so may not be suitable for those who love their beachside holidays. Owning property in Uzumlu gives you the perfect holiday getaway. Uzumlu is around 40 kilometres from Dalaman Airport.
While it’s a good 70 kilometres from Antalya Airport, Side is a fantastic spot for a holiday home. Side really comes alive in the summer, but it’s a feel-good bustle rather than a tourist-trap hustle. The Antalya region’s growing reputation as a year-round tourist destination means consistent rental potential is high.
Bodrum’s main centre is chock-full of cultural activities, close to beaches and just 30 kilometres from Bodrum-Milas Airport. Those with holiday property in Bodrum will find plenty to do around here, whether you’re a toddler happy to splash around in the warm shallows; a bar-hopper hoping for some decent nightlife or an older couple wanting to explore the area’s top restaurants.
If you’re a party animal, Gumbet is your perfect holiday spot. A holiday home in Gumbet will allow you the best access to nightlife on the Bodrum peninsula, and, like Bodrum Town, is also handy to the airport. If you’re up for a quiet summer home though, you may want to steer clear of Gumbet. It can get noisy and very busy over the summer months. Aside from good nightlife, you’re also close to Bodrum’s many cultural activities and Gumbet Beach is an excellent spot for sunbathing and watersports.
Slap bang in the middle of the Bodrum Peninsula, Ortakent is well placed to allow holidaymakers to explore the area. Beaches, ruins, sporting activities – all are within your grasp. Ortakent is a charming village and a great spot for family holidays. Like the rest of the Bodrum Peninsula, Ortakent is well positioned in terms of getting to the airport and there are good transport links, too.
Turgutreis’ volcanic landscape makes for a dramatic backdrop for a family holiday home. Here, you’ll find beautiful beaches, a compact town centre, markets and a marina. It’s perfect for all the family. Once again, it’s close to the airport and to Bodrum Town’s facilities. Transport links are good and it’s easy to see the peninsula in just one day’s dolmus-hopping.
The former fishing town of Fethiye is perfect for anyone who wants beaches and authenticity but is reluctant to battle hordes of tourists. There are lots of cultural, historical and natural attractions in the area and Fethiye is just 30 kilometres from Dalaman Airport. It’s also close to the famous Oludeniz Beach. The rising popularity of Fethiye means the rental potential for Fethiye property is also very high.
Thanks to its four marinas, upmarket Gocek has become a haven for yachties. It’s definitely suited to the higher-end buyer, as you’ll find prices are a little higher here. But if you want to spend the money on a Gocek holiday home, you’ll be rewarded. Gocek is a beautiful town close to the airport, with great facilities and an abundance of natural wonders. There are building restrictions forbidding multi-storey developments, so not only will the town maintain its character, property will rise in value as it becomes more difficult to buy. Rental potential here is also good, thanks to the aforementioned yachties.
We’ve saved the very best for last. Sovalye Island is just off the coast of Fethiye, and accessible by a short water taxi ride. However, it may as well be another world – there are no roads here, just one hotel and only a handful of houses. Peace reigns supreme. You can explore the island’s sunken ruins, forested paths and revel in its tranquillity. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Fethiye’s facilities, and in turn, Dalaman Airport. It may be a little quiet for young families, but if you’d like a beachfront property in Turkey in a superb location, Sovalye Island may be for you.
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