Surrounded by the enchanting nature of the Aegean coast, glistening blue waters meet the opulent lands of Bodrum to flaunt the breathtaking Paradise Bay. Home of everything desirable and more to make a Mediterranean affair into a true private paradise – this is the exquisite Villa Maçakızı experience.
Villa’s doors are open for you all year round to be your ever-prospering getaway haven. Renovated to adapt to the necessities of these peculiar times, Villa Maçakızı regards your safety and comfort above all. With 24/7 butler service, a brand-new fireplace and floor heating as well as new gastronomic offerings, the recent additions to the estate will now allow us to pamper you even more.
In Ancient times, Bodrum has been best known as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus built by Artemisia II, who adopted and greatly developed this beautiful Aegean city with roots going back to the fourth century BC. While its popularity in Turkey and prominence as an archeological treasure trove became apparent only in the middle of 20th century, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that Bodrum became a haven for beauty seekers, local and worldwide, and it partly owes its fame to the efforts and vision of several entrepreneurs who fell in love with it. One of these people is Ayla Emiroğlu, the founder of Maçakızı Hotel.
When Ayla Emiroğlu moved to Bodrum in 1977, there was little more than a few simple houses, cars and stray cats in the town. Emiroğlu was the headmistress, the boss lady that talked to the wild flowers on her property and disciplined her staff without so much as an admonishment. She worked with the same people for years, and they loved her. She fed the most basic staples of Turkish home cooking to the wealthiest, and they loved it. They loved it so much that they would follow her wherever she went – even to the first ever beach club she opened in a far-flung bay, inaccessible by any other mode of transportation but boat. Then came along her son, Sahir Erozan…
Writing his own success story in a different part of the world, in Washington D.C., Sahir Erozan was the maverick that created several hip restaurants and clubs in the U.S capital. He vaguely remembered the smell of jasmine in the garden of his mother’s little pension in Bodrum. But it was during a trip in the early 1990s that he fell in love with the peninsula again and decided to work with his mother first in her second beach club project in Gölköy, and then the property that we know and love today as Maçakızı Hotel in Türkbükü.
In 2019, Maçakızı family grew to introduce the lavish Mediterranean sanctuary that is Villa Maçakızı. Erozan married his mother’s authentic, rustic style with his own vision of contemporary luxury and reinvented the true meaning of affluence and comfort in privacy. Located in the beautiful Paradise Bay, the newly-renovated Villa Maçakızı offers the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle in a more refined, charming environment within nature and a uniquely customized stay.
The rooms and suite selections at Villa Maçakızı are elegantly designed to be your private sanctuary. All rooms are equipped with luxurious interior, modern touches, incisive details - and most importantly - our signature seaside view for you to enjoy everything the lavish Mediterranean lifestyle has to offer.
Locally sourced fresh ingredients of the season and aromatic herbs picked from the Villa gardens accompany Chef Carlo Bernardini and his team’s dexterous hands to enrich your gastronomic experience. With recent additions such as a wood-burning oven and barbeque grill as well as the Villa’s very own aromatic herb garden, everything prepared at the villa ensures the healthiest and most flavorful results.
Sahir Erozan’s early career as a Sommelier in Michelin starred restaurants and his passion for the world's great wines will see him curate a wonderful cellar with the best from around the world and a superb selection of Turkish wines. Villa Maçakızı is also a proud member of Dom Pérignon Society.
Daily menus are created by Chef Carlo Bernardini according to our guests’ preferences to create the ultimate Mediterranean gastronomy experience. The Villa kitchen has also harnessed elevated plant-powered and raw organic cuisine and offering a bespoke delicacy for all dietary preferences.
At the helm of the Villa kitchen is renowned Chef Carlo Bernardini, who makes his magic shine throughout the entire property. Hailing from the amazing city of Venice, Carlo has mastered the art of Italian cooking at a young age, he ventured into other cuisines and worked with world-famous chefs all over the world before settling in Turkey. Chef Carlo Bernardini was awarded the honor of Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia in 2009 by the Italian government.
FOR THE BODY
After a soothing dip into the crystal waters of the Paradise Bay, comes the most delighting part of your day. The Spa at Villa Maçakızı is designed to be your own private retreat offering an array of personalized remedies to ensure absolute relaxation and satisfaction.
You can treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage and enjoy a tailor-made treatment from our expert therapists or blow off some steam at our Turkish Hammam to treat your body like the temple it is. Private sessions with our personal trainer at our gym will allow you to make the most out of your workouts during vacation.
Turn your special days into unforgettable memories in a unique setting. By the beautiful view of the Paradise Bay, with the immense night sky as the backdrop, your loved ones will be accompanied by a prize-winning menu and impeccable service while all you have to do is enjoy yourself and treasure the moment.
No matter how elaborate, your dreams are translated into reality at Villa Maçakızı. Carlo Bernardini and his team will plan every aspect of your special day.