Bodrum is not just for Billionaires

  Date posted: 4th of December 2014

Bodrum, Turkey receives yet another major recognition, this time by the Express of the UK.  In an article, featuring Place Overseas international property agents, Jane Slade says Bodrum is not simply for the deep-pocketed billionaires, she argues that this stunning peninsula has so much to offer to people from all walks of life and of all pocket sizes.

The article comes with some name dropping too, needless to say.  It appears Prince Charles' wife Camilla spent several days on a mega yacht in September setting sail from Bodrum marina and visiting hidden bays and coves around the peninsula.

Former British ambassador in Cairo and now in Washington, Sir Peter Westmacott, has a love affair with Bodrum.  He owns two stunning stone villas in Yalikavak seafront literally stone's throw to the sea, one for keeps and one possibly for sale.  It appears he plans to retire in Bodrum.  

Surrounded by many hidden sandy bays, authentic fishing villages and three state of the art marinas, Bodrum has it all.  It is as lively as you might want it to be yet as quiet and tranquil as you may wish at times.  The man behind Atlantic Records, Turkish born Ahmet Ertegun, credited with discovering the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Ray Charles, settled in Bodrum in his late years leading up to his death. His wife Mica still lives in Bodrum Town very close to its central marina.   

The article goes on to feature Mr. Darren Edwards of Place Overseas as a Bodrum property expert and looks at property prices in the area.  Darren mentions that there are £20m mansions in Bodrum with private mooring facilities as well as modest sea view apartments from as low as £40,000.  There is something for everyone, he says.  

Mark and Melanie Barnett bought a beautiful seafront villa through Place Overseas in August 2012.  You can read their story in the original article by the Express on Bodrum is not just for billionaires.  "We just love it here and like the fact that it is very cosmopolitan and very popular with Turks.  Our new home is in a beautiful bay with a cycle path so Nathan can bike into town. We are also opposite the marina and so will have a small boat,” says Mark.