• New-Upstairs-Balcony
  • Mosaic Working Area
  • Choosing design and materials
  • Your Double-Bedroom
  • New-Double-Bedroom
  • Your Twin Bedroom
  • Your lounge
  • View from the House
  • Ocean House by night
  • Your balcony by night
  • Private Beach
  • Private Beach
  • Private Beach 2
  • Swimming Pool by the Beach
  • Breakfast
  • Sunset from private balcony
  • Mosaic Flower Petals
  • Mosaic Wave
  • Mosaic Flow
  • Mosaic Seashells
  • Mosaic coffee table
  • bodrum castle-panorama-view
  • Yalikavak-Harbour
  • Bodrum Turquoise waters
  • sunset-picture-gumusluk-bodrum

Mosaic Making by the Sea - Bodrum/Turkey - Singles & Beginners welcome! - £499/Euros 649 per week All-Inclusive

Would you like to learn a unique creative art in stunning surroundings? Would you like to relax at our

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Would you like to learn a unique creative art in stunning surroundings?

Would you like to relax at our private beach/swimming pool and get inspired by the amazing views?

Would you like to discover new places?

Do you ever dream of a home by the sea some-place warm?

Then this Creative Holiday has it all…

This is not an ordinary holiday! Not only will you learn a beautiful art. You will also become part of our every day life: joining me to the market to buy fresh locally grown produce (we also have our own vegetable garden at Ocean House) and enjoy delicious food. We will visit local villages and have dinner on the beach. You will experience vibrant Bodrum with its history and learn about the culture and local life style.

And of course there is plenty of sunshine and our lovely private beach at your doorstep with crystal clear water for that much-needed time-out. Relax in the sun and enjoy a drink brought right to your lounge chair! And take in the breathtaking views and sunsets from your own private balcony, listening to the sound of the waves.

I am a Mosaic Artist and my aim is for you to learn/share the unique Art of Mosaics with like-minded people at my beautiful home by the sea on the Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey, where you will stay on a full-board basis. I will be your host & mentor in a very creative and inspiring environment and I will help you create your very own artwork whilst enjoying a great holiday: swim in turquoise blue waters, enjoy great food and get to know the history &
culture of this wonderful place.

About Mosaics:

Mosaic making is not difficult: all you need is a keen eye for detail and a steady hand. And patience. Creating an image or object consisting of hundreds, sometimes thousands of different pieces and seeing this artwork slowly take shape under your hands is awesome. Actually, you get carried away and the end result is unique to you and extremely rewarding. And of course I am there for you every step of the way!

Course Description:

Weekly Mosaic Course/Workshop from Sunday to Saturday between May and November – flexible

–  Small Group of 1-4 adults – Beginners & Advanced

– The course is open to anyone aged 18+

– Over the course of 6 days I will work with you to complete a mosaic design of your choosing from start to finish, showing you mosaic techniques & applications, how to cut and use different materials and combine colours & design. You will then learn how to fix, grout and finish your mosaic to take home with you, Mosaic sizes are usually rectangular 35 x 45 cm or square 40 x 40 cm (so they fit in your hand luggage) and will be framed for you to take home.

–  At the end of the course, as a beginner you will have a good knowledge of mosaic making and hopefully continue to create your very own artwork. The more you practice, the better!

–  Advanced guests have the opportunity to create their artwork inspired by stunning surroundings. I look forward to exchanging ideas & experiences with you and assisting you throughout your stay.

– Courses take place in the morning. Afternoons are spent at leisure, as a group or individually: visit places, relax at the beach/by the pool, work on your mosaic, chill out…

–  All mosaic materials, tools & equipment will be provided

 

About me

I have always been mesmerized by the effects mosaic creates. Its shapes, colours and dimensions; its history almost as old as mankind. I started to look into mosaics to integrate them into my Interior Design projects. That was almost 10 years ago and since then this art has become a passion. The art of mosaics allows you to express your creativity in a very unique way and its applications are endless, indoors and outdoors. As an Interior Designer I renovated most of Ocean House myself to a high standard. I live in Bodrum since 2007 as well as in London. I am a Member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics and I am a volunteer/tutor at Southbanks Mosaics when in London. I speak fluent English, German, French, Dutch and good Turkish.



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Accommodation

Your home away from home You will stay in a very nice double bedroom with 4 poster bed, full sea view and separate private bathroom There is also a comfortable twin bedroom for single use or 2 people sharing, with full sea view and separate private bathroom Your room comes with a cosy lounge area which opens onto your large private balcony with full sea view The villa is located near Yalikavak on the Bodrum peninsula. It is part of a larger residential development without traffic, pollution or tourists = very peaceful and safe. We have our own private beach and swimming pool as well as a very good (and affordable) Beach Bar & Restaurant with service to your lounge chair! The house is raised (some steps) with unobstructed 180 degree views of the bay and the islands. It is very spacious, has lots of natural light and large outdoor terraces. Its South-West orientation guarantees glorious sunsets every day! Facilities: - Private villa in residential development - Private Beach & Swimming Pool for residents only - Outdoor fitness area and tennis court for residents only - Beach Bar & Restaurant for residents and general public - Free 24/7 WiFi at the house and laptop available for guests - iPod/iPhone chargers and UK plug adapters available at the house - All linen, beach towels, hair dryer and toiletries included. Everything you need fits in your hand luggage so no need to pay extra and wait for suitcases, unless you wish to do so Extras: Most of your stay is all inclusive so you will not need a lot of extra money – unless you go on a shopping spree in Bodrum or drink a lot of alcohol… Notes: - The house is not suitable for people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users - If you are allergic to cats: we regularly get visitors - Smoking is allowed in all outdoor areas. Please be considerate towards non-smoking guests

About the Local Area

Location Yalikavak is a small town on the Bodrum Peninsula on the Aegaen Coast of Turkey, known as the “Turkish Riviera”. Formerly being the area’s main fisher port, the beautiful village maintains a relaxing atmosphere, making it a very enjoyable stay away from the crowds. Getting around Public minibuses “Dolmus” are the cheapest and easiest way to discover the peninsula. They drive frequently and we have a stop right behind the house. You pay the driver directly. Fares from 75p to £2. Taxis are also available but expensive by comparison. Weather and Climate in Bodrum The Bodrum climate is wonderfully pleasant, neither too dry nor too humid, though it is quite warm, particularly from late spring until mid-autumn. In summer, the dry heat rarely goes above 35°C, while the water is a balmy 25°C. The hottest months are July and August. In winter, although it gets chilly, it can be mild enough to dine outside, and all you will generally need is a sweater or lightweight raincoat. Showers are unlikely in the summer months, but the rainfall is quite high in winter. With sea temperatures ranging from 16 to 27 degrees between summer and winter. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Min. 5 3 13 15 18 23 27 28 24 19 13 9 Max 15 18 22 26 30 33 35 38 32 27 22 20

How to Find Us

A private driver will collect you at the airport and take you safely to Ocean House, which is about 45 mins away. From early April to the End of October: many Direct Charter Flights from UK and Europe to Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV). Flight time approx 3,5 hours Prices for flights start from £90 return From early November until End of March: Line flights to Bodrum all via Istanbul Flight time from Istanbul to Bodrum = 1 hour

Our Prices

£499.00 / €649.00 per week - 6 nights/7 days - on all-inclusive basis. Dates 2016: From May to November weekly Please send your enquiry with your preferred dates and alternative dates if possible. Feel free to visit my website! No minimum number of guests required = the course will take place from one booking onwards. Maximum number of guests: 4

What's Included

- All mosaic materials, tools & equipment - Full breakfast, lunch, coffee & tea breaks each day - 4 x Dinner, mainly from fresh local organic produce - All non-alcoholic soft drinks, juices, water, coffee & tea, fruit, snacks at the house - Airport Transfer - Visits to Bodrum/Gumusluk/Yalikavak, except for Minibus fare (£1.50) - Full use of private beach (lounge chairs, cushions, umbrellas), swimming pool, outdoor fitness area - 24/7 free Wi-Fi internet access at the house - Linen, beach towels, hair dryer, sun lotions and toiletries are available at the house free of charge - Regular housekeeping service Most of your stay is already included in the price. Tip: bring a little cash and change locally as you go for better rates. There are plenty of cash machines around but banks will charge you for cash withdrawals. Credit cards are widely accepted. Not included: - Return flights to/from Bodrum Milas Airport - 2 x dinner when out and about & minibus fares (see Getting Around)

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Phone: email: oceanhouseholiday@gmail.com - +44 791 731 4567
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Reviews
  1. Lesley linton said on November 12, 2015 7:44 pm:

    Staying at Ocean House was definitely a home from home environment for me (not the views of course ! ) Ingi was a very welcoming host .
    Mosaics were a new experience for me but found that Ingi was a very good teacher, there to help with all aspects , from choosing the design ,setting up and instruction throughout the whole process . I learnt many tequniques while my mosaic. Times were relaxed so I was able to continue maybe a little longer some days which was great . The completed mosaic was finished on time and framed thanks to some extra help from Ingi . I am so happy with the mosaic it was more than I expected to bring home ! It’s fab .
    Ingi is a very good cook also, all meals were delicious ,all freshly made with all fresh ingredients. A must to visit local market .
    The accommodation was very comfortable with fantastic views ,great balconies for relaxing and also spotlessly clean .
    I must say that as a single traveller I felt very comfortable in this area of Turkey , Ingi speaks fluent Turkish and was with me on local excursions which was great . Very affordable local food which was also delicious .
    I had a great week , learning, eating ,relaxing and found out more about the Turkish culture .
    Thank you Ingi .

  2. Barbara said on November 3, 2015 11:21 pm:

    What a wonderful week. Ingi is warm and very laid back, which put me immediately at ease. I had a few ideas for a design, but had never done any mosaic work before. We talked through the design and agreed colours/techniques. I sketched out my picture and we got going cutting glass and completing the first part of the mosaic. We worked on it bit by bit; Ingi was flexible about when we worked which allowed me to have a mixture of beach chill out time and visits to bodrum. Day trips would have been a possibility (boat rides or trips to historical sites) if I had thought more in advance, but bodrum is interesting and I enjoyed the chilled out vibe and crisp sunny weather, which was a great contrast to London at the end of October. I would suggest taking clothes for warm and cold weather if you go at this time of year though, as temperatures can be quite changeable esp. in the evening when it gets cold. I would recommend a trip to the hammam and the view from the castle in bodrum. Travelling around by bus is really easy and everything is good value for money, so shopping and restaurant trips in the marina are all very affordable.

    The view from Ingi’s home is spectacular and she’s an excellent cook. The whole experience was as she described it: relaxing and interesting. I am very happy with my final mosaic and really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Turkey as it was my first trip there. Many thanks Ingi.

  3. Sharon said on September 26, 2015 8:40 pm:

    If you are looking for a picture perfect holiday then Making Mosaics by the Seaside is for you. Ingi is a perfect host and is willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location of the villa is perfect with access to a private beach. The rooms are nice and adequate. My favorite place is the balcony which is perfect for watching the sunset. For me being creative was the most important part of this trip. What a perfect balance between relaxing and being creative.

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