The Houses of Gökçe Gemile: Elmali
The Houses of Gökçe Gemile: Elmali
Elmali, three-bedroom house, sleeps 6, is one of three private houses located in a breath taking spot on the Mediterranean with hotel-style concierge services to further enhance your stay.
A second to none, eco-luxe paradise without equal, offering a first class holiday experience. The Houses of Gökçe Gemile are a work of art blending seamlessly with their surrounds while enjoying the magnificence of nature. Awe-inspiring architecture, art and a stunning bay life setting combine to provide guests with the most unusual and unrivalled of stays. And when it comes to service all you ever have to do is ask, an exquisite Turkish breakfast is served waterside on a complimentary basis throughout your stay- but thereafter if you wish to have a hotel style experience catered to your every whim- just let the Gökçe Gemile team know and it will be modelled as per your requests.
Elmali is the central of the three houses and exudes a rustic vibe. The ambience and style reflects the nearby village of Kayakoy- elegant simplicity in comfort. Designed for relaxation, while every room of the house is locally inspired with luxurious touches that have been carefully selected to create something very special.
The house is set over two floors boasting a large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room made for gathering with friends and family. Upstairs, there are also two excellent size double bedrooms with large en-suite shower rooms and downstairs is a twin bedroom with adjacent shower w/c ideal for friends or children sharing. On the ground floor, large glass windows imbibe the lush gardens and provide a sense of indoor-outdoor living. Outside the large natural free form style pool is very much the centrepiece of the property, it blends beautifully with the surrounding nature. The uniquely crafted pool is mosaiced with locally sourced rocks as well as pebbles and overflows into a separate area which forms an oasis of waterfalls. There is also a jacuzzi providing the perfect spot to linger with a refreshing lemonade and good read to avoid the heat of the day.
The gardens are simply superb, lashings of bougainvillea sprawl luxuriously through the gardens providing privacy as well as beautiful colour. An alfresco covered dining area and en-plein-air bbq space is the most wonderful place to graze with your loved ones while perhaps enjoying a game of table tennis or table football. There is also a second raised seating area under the shade of an enormous tree which is the perfect spot to kick back while being serenaded by resident cicadas.
At the edge of Elmali, a stone path leads through a concealed tunnel to the Gökçe Gemile funicular and staircase. Descend through the trees to the most magical of waterfront settings an entire untouched bay with seven coves and an island. As remarkable as the houses are, the private islands and bay of Gokce Gemile and the surrounding forest is actually as much if not more of the story than the houses themselves. The array of blues and splendid seascapes is simply unbelievable as well as the array of sea life and bird life.
Carefully positioned by the water’s edge are three covered pergola beach houses which provide the dining setting for each of the houses. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect start to the day but the ceremony of flavours really begin at breakfast with a Turkish kahavalti experience including regional delights, from organic eggs to warm out of the oven bread, local pine honey and homemade jams as well as seasonal greens and all manner of locally inspired delicacies.
The central beach clubhouse is open throughout the day serving light bites for you to refuel after exerting by the water’s edge. Gökçe Gemile has an array of complimentary non-motorised water sports for you to enjoy and make the most of your time in this scenic paradise; kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are all the order of the day. Thrill seekers can also enjoy a choice of motorised water sports simply let the Gökçe Gemile host know and they will arrange delivery of the toys to you- payable locally.
The genius who coined this creation and had the vision is the owner Malik who has worked tirelessly to fulfil his dream. He is his own innovative architect and he has worked alongside the regulatory authorities in order to create this eco-luxe paradise – wholly in harmony with the surrounding nature.