If you decide to invest in a property in Turkey what type of property are you looking for? If you are living full time in Turkey or intend to in the future then it is recommended to buy a villa. A villa is ideal for full time living it gives space and privacy and freedom to do whatever you want to in your own ground area. Perhaps you want a villa with a private pool it means you don’t have to go to the beach when you fancy a swim; it’s convenient and again affords privacy.
Living full time in Turkey means you will spend around 6 months of the year in flip flops which means the weather is superb for swimming and I can safely say you will swim almost every day, even if its just too cool off from the heat of the mid day sun. Maybe you are looking for a villa as a holiday home, possibly you have a large family and a villa with a private pool is perfect for those long summer holidays and weekend get away breaks that you, your family and friends can enjoy.
Villas vary in size of internal living space and what size plot they sit on, usually the plot size is around 500sqm to 750sqm but they can be smaller or larger plots. Sometimes they stand alone are semi detached or are on a complex with other villas. Stand alone villas have a private pool and a walled garden area, this is utterly private and the choice for many buyers. A semi detached villa will be on a shared plot of land sometimes they have a private pool each or share a pool. If you opt for a villa on a complex the advantage is there will probably be a communal pool which means you share the running costs of the pool with other villa owners.
How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Villas start from 2 bedrooms up to 7 or 8 generally; often with ensuite bathrooms for the main bedrooms and then shared bathrooms. Some have a Jack and Jill bathroom which often includes separate sinks but shared bath/shower and toilet areas. It’s a bathroom shared between 2 bedrooms with doors entering from each bedroom.
The villas range from traditional Turkish style homes with lovely views to luxury sprawling villas with magnificent sea views and infinity pools and everything else is in-between. What will your budget allow? If you buy a villa your views will be scenic, whether its beach, mountains or countryside you will have a view to enjoy. What is your ideal view? Whether you opt for the Aegean or Mediterranean coastline of Turkey you won’t be disappointed. Maybe you prefer to be close to a city or in the middle of the countryside it’s your choice and there will a beautiful villa with your name on it.
It’s important to check out the flights to Turkey, how frequent are they? Do they fly to your desired destination? How long is the transfer after you have landed in Turkey? Turkey currently has 56 airports dotted across all the major cites and tourist areas making it easy to fly there from whichever country you may be. Direct flights run through the season and off-peak times you can fly into the likes of Istanbul and fly from there to your chosen destination.
The main tourist areas tend to be fairly close to airports usually within an hour or so drive; it makes transfers to your villa a swift and easy journey. Transfers can be made via a shuttle bus, private transfer, private car hire, and taxi or sometimes even by the local bus service called a Dolmus and these transfers are relatively inexpensive.
Prices of villas are extremely affordable and as the old saying goes “you get what you pay for” Nevertheless a villa in Turkey offers luxurious living and it is a great lifestyle choice to make. Beautiful properties in the sunshine with stunning views are what you can expect from your villa wherever you choose to buy it. They say location, location, location is key, Bodrum, Fethiye, Antalya, Dalaman or Istanbul where will you choose?