This Five-bedroomed is in a stunning location overlooking Kalkan Bay on Turkey’s turquoise coast.
Ideal for a family-friendly holiday, the villa can sleep up to twelve guests across its two spacious floors, and has its own private pool.
Inside, the interiors are fresh and light with playful pops of colour in the soft furnishings that create a warm and homely feel.
The villa is split over two separate buildings.
The main house has two floors and boasts a spacious open plan living and dining room with floor to ceiling windows allowing you to fully appreciate the views and light to flood the room.
There is also a fully-equipped kitchen, two double en-suite bedrooms and a twin room.
The annexe – on the other side of the private swimming pool – boasts its own lounge with a sofa bed, kitchen, double en-suite bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom.
It’s ideal for a group of friends or a large family looking for a bit of extra privacy.
Outside, the luxurious private swimming pool and lounger-lined terrace grab your attention.
Enjoy days relaxing around the pool or snoozing in one of the swing seats.
By evening, dine al fresco on the outdoor dining area while watching the sunset over the coastline or survey the landscape from new heights on the second terrace with table, barbeque and ottoman seating corner under pretty bougainvillaea flowers.
The location of the villal means that although you are in a private and quiet spot, Kalkan town with its beach, famous roof-top restaurants and bars and shops is only a short 10-15 minute walk away, and popular Patara Beach is a short 20-minute drive.
-Open plan fully fitted kitchen/dining/sitting room
-Double (king-size) bedroom,
-Utility room with washing machine
-Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room, access to roof terrace
-Double bedroom, en-suite shower room, access to roof terrace
-Roof terrace with sitting area
-Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
-Family shower room
-Sitting area with french windows to balcony
-Fully equipped kitchen with dining table
-Pool 8m x4m
-TV with DVD
-Washing Machine x 2
The villa is in central Kalkan; a historic fishing village turned popular holiday destination on Turkey’s turquoise coast.
The harbourside town is surrounded by beautiful tree-lined hills that look down on the glistening bay.
Head to the photo-worthy harbour dotted with colourful boats or wander the cobbled old streets lined with pretty boutiques and classic whitewashed houses.
Kalkan is an excellent place for shopping with a range of shops and bustling markets where you’ll find everything from spices to hand-made rugs, produce and jewellery.
Look out for stalls selling fresh golmeze (traditional savoury pancakes).
Stop off for a drink and bite to eat at one of the waterfront cafes or roof-top restaurants, offering fantastic food and unrivalled views of the bay.
Kalkan is also famous for its proximity to Lycian ruins – interesting ancient sites – or its many local activities.
Apart from sandy Kalkan beach near the marina, and Kaputas, a scenic cove about 7km east of Kalkan, there’s also Patara beach which is also a national park.
Most of the beaches in and around Kalkan have beach day clubs which offer adrenaline-pumped sports like sea kayaking, scuba diving and parasailing, and also have decking for sunbathing and restaurant facilities.
For fun day trips further afield, drive about 30 minutes to the cosmopolitan town of Kas.
There you’ll find the impressive ancient site of Antiphellos, with still-visible ruins including a theatre.
You can also jump on a boat from Kas to the island of Kekova where there are mysterious half-submerged ancient 2nd-century ruins.
Discover them via swimming, snorkelling or sea kayaking.
For things to do closer to home, boat trips from Kalkan harbour to the surrounding bays and coves are well worth it.
Culture fiends will love the ancient sites of Xanthos, Patara and Myra, while nature lovers can rejoice in the fantastic walking, biking and hiking routes in the olive groves and foothills of the mountains.
Nearest Airport – Dalaman (121km)
Nearest Town/City – Kalkan (1.2km)
Nearest Restaurant – Various (1km)
Nearest Beach – Kalkan (1.2km)
Sightseeing - Patara- Beach and ruins (15.5km)
Kalkan has become boutique resorts, with cobbled streets and converted Greek houses, which belonged to the Greek merchants before the exchange of population in the 1920’s.
Once quiet fishing harbours these days you are more likely to see traditional wooden gulets taking tourists to soak up rays on the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean.
A boat trip is a must do, from the boat you can snorkel and usually a delicious lunch is prepared on board.
Keen walkers should check out the Lycian way for designated walking paths in the area.
You cannot come to this area without spending some time exploring the many Lycian sights, such as Xanthos, Patara, Myra or the sunken city of Kekova.
Patara is said to be where democracy started (they excavated stone voting block) and is also said to be the birthplace of St Nicholas, who became bishop at nearby Myra.
The ruins here include an ancient theatre, city walls, government build and agora.
The lighthouse on the site is said to be the earliest of its kind.
Visit Patara in the late afternoon and finish the trip with a drink on the sandy beach watching the amazing sunset.
The Salikent Gorge is a great place to visit, especially if you want to cool off in the fresh waters whilst walking up the gorge.
For the more energetic there are rafts and rings to ride the flowing waters.
Further down you can enjoy a day canoeing toward the beach.
Islamlar sits 8 km above Kalkan.
Once the place Kalkan folk went to cool off at one of the trout farms built to make use of the mountain’s springs.
Today Islamlar houses many a villa, enjoyed by Istanbul Turks who prefer a holiday in slightly cooler and cleaner air.
Here the locals grow grapes and pomegranates, but you’ll mainly see the men sat gossiping next to the local teahouse.
The trout farms remain a place to come for a wonderful fresh meal, or a breakfast consisting of fresh local fare.
The rocket will be the freshest & most tasty you’ve ever had; and the fresh chips cooked in olive oil take some beating.
By night both Kalkan and Kas come alive.
Kas has more of a bohemian feel, people ambling through the cobbled streets, passing the ancient tomb in the street, haggling for textiles, carpets and other goodies, maybe stopping for the traditional Turkish ‘maras’ ice cream, a tulip-shaped glass of tea or a wonderful kebab in the shadow of the mosque.
Most of the villas in Kas are just out of town on the Cukurbag Peninsula.
A reasonable (5km) taxi or Dolmus (local bus) ride into town.
Be sure to try the Piyaz, a white bean salad with tahini sauce.
Travelling along the coast, towards Kalkan you pass the modern marina, the children’s beach park (run by the local hotel school) and halfway to Kalkan the stunning Kaputas Beach, cut in a gorge with all different shades of turquoise in the sea.
Kalkan is a more sophisticated resort, with the villas built onto the mountainside.
Evening are spent enjoying the rooftop restaurants, perched on the top of the old ‘konak’ houses.
Then wandering to a seaside bar for a cocktail, after shopping for glass lanterns, Iznik pottery, handbags or pestemel towel.
Do visit the ‘pastane’, local patisseries which do the most delicious morning pastries and you must try the ‘Gozleme’ pancakes at the Thursday market.
Other things to do in the area include scuba diving as the visibility is excellent, paragliding, horseriding on Patara Beach or kayaking around the sunken ruins at Kekova.
Travelling to Turkey
All British (and most other nationalities) citizens require a full 10 year passport with at least 6 months validity to enter Turkey.
UK passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date.
For all other passports please visit the Turkish Government Website or the Turkish Consulate for details of whether you require a visa or not.
Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
Energy costs included?
Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included?
Linen and towels are included in the price of the villa
End of stay cleaning included?
Yes end of stay cleaning is included in the rates.
Cleaning is once a week for stays of up to 7 days.
Extra cleaning may be requested at an additional cost.
Other Ts and Cs
Please note that on occasions, in Turkey, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced.
Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation, personal accidents and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
The property has complimentary Wifi connection.
It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
In Turkey the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory.
In these cases a bathroom bin is provided.