We flew from New York for a two week stay at Enis's place, with some family from Istanbul joining us. It was truly a fantastic experience - among the best vacations we have ever been on.
To begin with, Enis and his wife Pamir were great hosts, really above and beyond. Due to an airline issue we ended up arriving very late in the evening, well after my elderly mother-in-law was to arrive from Istanbul; Pamir picked her up at the bus station and got her settled at the house. Pamir also generously left the fridge stocked with a day's worth of groceries and a fabulous welcome cake. We had one issue with a stopped-up shower and Pamir had that fixed immediately. The house was immaculate when we arrived (we were traveling with a 4-week-old so this was important to us); we paid for some extra cleaning during our stay and Suleyha did excellent work.
The house is very well located. It is about a two minute walk to the pedestrian area in Alacati with all the trendy restaurants and so on. We tended to wind down every night at the Peri Art Cafe about a minute from the house. At the same time, the house is just set off enough from all the action to have some quiet, and we never had any issue finding parking next to the house.
The house is well laid out and tastefully decorated. There are three bedrooms on the second floor - the master, a kids bedroom (with bunk beds), and one more. In addition, there is a fourth bedroom in a detached building right off the living room, with its own powder room. My mother-in-law stayed there, which worked well because it gave her (and us) some privacy.
We did a lot of cooking. The kitchen is nice - we liked the woodblock countertops - and really has everything. The Weber BBQ also saw a lot of use during our stay. We ate outside at the shaded table most nights.
There is a fantastic and well maintained saltwater pool in the yard that we swam in every day. The pool is set up with a shallow section which our 3-year-old enjoyed quite a bit. The pool area is private and secluded, which is remarkable given how close to town the place is. Gardeners and a pool guy came by occasionally to keep the place in tip top shape.
It's helpful to have a car if you want to go into Cesme or visit the beach. We spent a few days at the Boyalik Beach Club, which was fun and good for little kids. Enis left out restaurant suggestions, which were all dead-on.
All in - it was excellent!