• Welcome To Olive Cottage
    Self Catering Holiday Accommodation
    With Private Garden & Pool In Bitez, Bodrum.
  • Country Cottage In Turkey For Up To 4 Guests
    Ideal For Couples Or Singles Sharing
  • Ideal For Honeymooners In Bodrum
    Idyllic Quiet Spot Off The Tourist Trail
  • Traditional Stone Cottage With Pool
    For Holiday Rental In Bitez, Turkey

The Cottage

This traditional stone holiday cottage is located in a secluded spot in the citrus orchards of Bitez on the Bodrum Peninsula. The village is a Conservation Area where building is kept to a minimum and local rural life continues at a slower pace. The cottage has its own private garden, beautifully planted, and a delightful splash pool where guests while away the days between trips to the nearby beach or exploring the surrounding historical region.

A 15 to 20 minute walk through the orchards leads you south to sandy Bitez Beach with a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as shops and stalls selling unique handcrafts. Head north to explore the old village, where the local weekly farmers’ market boasts an wonderful array of seasonal fruit, vegetables and a sea of spices and nuts. Amongst other well established and much loved locales, the homemade ice cream shop in the heart of the village is not to be missed

Olive Cottage is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and quiet off the beaten track and an authentic rural experience within easy reach of everything the vibrant town of Bodrum has on offer.

  • Private garden & patio
  • Private outdoor splash pool
  • Sleeps up to 4 - ideal for couples or singles sharing
  • 1 double bedroom with en suite + sitting room sleeps 2 in sofa bed + 1 shower room
  • Car not necessary, easy walk to beach & village shops, market & restaurants
  • Nearest beach & shops 900 m
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully equipped country kitchen for self catering
  • Patio BBQ
  • Washing machine, iron, hair dryer & safe
  • Linen & towels provided

Olive Cottage originally functioned as the orchard irrigation pump house, and the head of the well, where donkeys once hauled up the water, still remains. Whilst retaining original features, the property been carefully converted, restored and modernised. The oak beamed interior of the cottage is airy and comfortable, decorated in a simple Mediterranean style featuring antique pine furnishings and traditional Turkish kilim rugs. A private enclosed garden of orange, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit trees surrounds the cottage, and is planted with fragrant flowers and herbs. The stone paved terrace with divan seating and cushions offers cool shade and overlooks the inviting splash pool. A dining area beneath orange trees is perfect for al fresco breakfasts and barbeques.

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  • Welcome To Olive Cottage

  • Relax Beside The Pool

  • Comfortable Outdoor Seating

  • Sparkling Splash Pool

  • Comfortable Oak Beamed Sitting Room

  • Spacious & Fully Equipped Kitchen- Diner

  • Double Bedroom With En Suite

  • En Suite Shower Room

  • Second Bathroom

  • Beautifully Planted Native Garden

  • Pristine Waters of The Aegean Coast

  • Bitez Beach Just 15 Minutes Walk Away

To Book Olive Cottage For A Summer Holiday In The Enchanting Bitez Village, Bodrum

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Location & Activities

An Excellent Variety Of Activities Right On Your Doorstep

For sun lovers, foodies, water sports enthusiasts, historians, photographers and artists, climbers, walkers and shopaholics, the Bodrum peninsula has just so much to offer you will probably already be planning your next trip on your journey home!

Water sports

Bodrum’s beaches are paradise for water sports and yacht sailing. From windsurfing and kite surfing to water skiing, paddle boarding and kayaking there is something for all abilities and a choice of surf and sail clubs at which to find some pro instruction and après surf fun.

Cuisine

The range of eateries in the area is wonderfully diverse. From local lokantas serving home-cooking, to delicious street food snacks, the busy fish market establishments, glamorous designer restaurants, bistro café-bars overlooking the yacht marina, and a choice of venues serving international cuisine, the choice of feast is yours!

Gulet Yacht Trip

Take to the water on our traditional wooden Turkish gulet yacht, Kelebek, for the day; a small group of up to 8 guests enjoy a mini blue cruise stopping at a number of bays and coves for swimming and snorkelling and delicious lunch and drinks on board.

Walks & Hiking

From easy local village rambles and walks on the beach, in particular the lovely Aquarium coastal walk which starts on the cottage doorstep, to more challenging treks up into the rugged hills at Dagbelen and other inland locations, this area is also great for hikers especially those hoping to spot the not infrequent site of ancient Carian ruins.

This idyllic private spot in one of Turkey’s most desirable rural locations is an ideal holiday cottage retreat but within easy reach of the beach, lovely Bitez village, shops, markets and restaurants.

Located in the south west Aegean, the region surrounding Bodrum and south to the spectacular Gulf of Gokova offers visitors a wonderful climate with a long summer season lasting from April to October. This famously beautiful coastline is often known as the Turquoise Coast, a nod to the fabulous crystal clear waters and its immaculate beaches, coves and secluded bays. The town of Bodrum, originally the ancient city of Halicarnassus, is a treasure trove of history and culture, overlooked by the superb 15th century crusader Castle of St Peter, and home to the world class Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Mausoluem. The ruins of many ancient sites survive in the region from Halicarnassus itself to Pedasa, Labranda, and Myndos. The Bodrum Peninsular is dotted with lovely coastal villages with beaches, walks, restaurants, nightlife and shopping - all easily accessible via the excellent local transport system.
The Mandarin Orchards of Bitez are a protected conservation area where building is strictly limited. The countryside remains a wonderful environment for birds, hedgehogs, tortoises, and squirrels make their homes in the peaceful meadows and the meandering riverbed that leads to the sea. Here also local village life continues much as it has done for decades. Nearby Bitez Beach offers a wide selection of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes; walk a little way back from the beach to find small teahouses and cafes used by the villagers. For those seeking some action, water sports and sailing are very popular here; an excellent windsurf school and Bodrum Kiteboard School situated on the beach, welcomes both beginners and experienced surfers, while a diving school is located at the harbour offering courses or just a fun beginners day. Daily Boat Trips leave from Bitez Harbour, and Olive Cottage offers guests a very special day out on our own boat.
  • 15 – 20 minutes walk from both Bitez Beach and village, either via dry river bed or tarmac road
  • Bitez is approximately 6km from Bodrum with frequent local bus transport
  • Bodrum Airport is 42km with journey time of around 45 mins
  • Airport transfers and car hire available on request
  • Olive Cottage is available from May to October with prices from £50 per person per night, based on two sharing. Quotation and Availability by return email.
Treat yourselves to a very special day out on our traditional Turkish wooden boat Kelebek II, based in Bitez. We take small groups of up to 8 guests to five of the areas best sandy bays and rocky coves for a quiet day just sunning, swimming and snorkelling. Please click for more details
Kelebek II - Daily Boat trip, Bitez
  • Coffee/tea and biscuits
  • Super picnic lunch
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Masks and Flippers
  • Everyday departures

Guest Book

Peaceful, tranquil, private paradise, it's hard to believe this cottage is so close to a lively beach! Shop and eat in the village. Go on Ahmet's boat trip... Superb hosts! We will return.Most relaxing holiday ever
Loved every minute of our stay at this beautiful little cottage. Set in a peaceful location but with everything you could possibly need. Only a 10 minute walk from the beach or the village. No need to say too much about this cottage as it is just absolutely perfect. Had an amazing holiday. Thanks LizYour very own little bit of Turkey
We loved our stay at olive cottage, it was peaceful and a very pleasant place to stay. Location wise it is right between the village and the beach (15 minute walk either way to each) and the cottage itself is off away from any busy roads. The garden is lovely and the splash pool is perfect when you need to cool off. Liz and Ahmet are wonderful hosts and nothing was a problem for them. I would recommend the cottage to anyone and was a perfect place to go if you want to get away from it all. The cottage is about a 40-55 minute drive from bodrum airport. We got a taxi /transfer which Liz kindly booked for us.Lovely quiet cottage
I stayed here with a friend for 11 nights recently. I booked direct with the owner, Liz, who was really efficient and helpful. The cottage is even more beautiful in reality than the pictures show. It was surrounded by trees and definitely off the beaten track. We loved the seclusion which helped us relax and unwind. Delightful and peaceful hideaway

Prices 2016

For cottage availability & quotation, or any specific questions please contact us via the enquiry form below

Starting price per week based on 2 Guests

£370

Starting price per week based on 2 Guests

€530

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