Dubbed Amanruya, named after the Sanskrit word for peace, Aman, and the Turkish word for dream, ruya, the property is set on a slope amidst a mediterranean forest and ancient olive groves on the northern coast of Bodrum peninsula, and even includes a private pebble peach. The Amanruya resort has been set up with respect of the environment and effortlessly blends into the lush landscape, featuring traditional Mediterranean and Ottoman architecture and building methods yet with a distinct contemporary touch. It ascends through a series of strategically positioned elevated levels, offering not only a variety of courtyards and terraces but also an intimate ambiance of a village with a sense of space and luxury, and last but not least sweeping views.
The property features only 36 spacious pool terrace cottages, constructed from carefully-sourced building materials. These include local stone for structural walls, dark acajau wood for furniture, windows and door fittings, white Turkish marble for floors and hand-carved stone for interior wall details. Measuring a spacious 75 sqm. [807 sq.ft.], each cottage features a four-poster kingsize bed, two couches, a dining table and two chairs, a writing desk, a traditional Turkish mangal charcoal fireplace, a separate vanity area and clothes closet and a large, naturally-lit open bathroom. And to complete the ultimate holiday experience, a spacious private garden with marble pool are part of the setting.
Amanruya’s luxe dwellings are obviously fully wired with the latest hi-tech innovations, and include an LCD-screen TV, wireless internet, iPod and DVD players, a mini bar and air conditioning. Further extending the good life on these premises are a set of complementing facilities and services. West of the main buildings is the informal beach club. It consists of a series of terraces that overlook the small pebble beach, a jetty and an offshore swimming pontoon below.