Seafront Villa Sema, Kas
Villa with 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and private pool in Kaş, Turkey
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Villa to rent in Kaş, Turkey
Spacious seafront villa with own beachplatforms, private pool and large gardens on the peninsula of the pittoresque harbour town of Kas, containing 5 bedrooms.
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Villa overview - owner's description
Villa Sema is located on the Kas peninsula just outside the picturesque town of Kas, with its own beach platforms and spectacular sea views from every room. It has its own private swimming pool and shares the garden (3500 m2) and the beach with 4 other villas. At this villa the sea is only one minute away: a few steps through the garden lead you to the sea and beach platforms.
This seafront villa offers 235 square meters of indoor living space as well as plenty of partly shaded space on the outside terrace. Even at full occupation the considerable space ensures for guests to escape in peace and quiet, making it ideal for families, friends traveling together, and those simply wishing to relax in comfort to enjoy those stunning views.
The Living Room is exceptionally spacious with an open fire place, a dining area and open plan kitchen. There are 5 double, twin or triple bedrooms with en suite bath rooms, securing privacy for everyone. One of the rooms is a garden retreat (separate entrance).
The villa is air-conditioned throughout, has a Jacuzzi. a fully equipped kitchen for self catering, a washing machine, dish washer, satellite TV, DVD player and a stereo CD player. Guests can make unlimited use of the wireless internet; just bring your (Wi-Fi) laptop. The villa is next door to Club Barbarossa where the villa guests are allowed to have special price breakfast for 5 pounds and lunch/dinner for 10 pounds per person (children under at half prices).
The garden, the pool and your villa is looked after daily by the Club Barbarossa staff. You can call the reception anytime for any food, beverage or information items. You are also entitled to use the Club's table tennis, billiard and canoes free of charge (up to two hours per day). You can also get advice on tours and sights of Kas from the Barbarossa front office.
The Kas Peninsula
Villa Sema is located on the Bay side of Kas Peninsula (Cukurbag Yarimada in Turkish). This side of the Kas Peninsula is sheltered: less windy and the sea is perfect for swimming, also early and late in the season. It is a very peaceful location, which is popular by people who like to enjoy their holiday without the street noises, noisy bars and mosques and still be only a 10 minute dolmus ride from the town centre.
The picturesque harbour town of Kas
The picturesque harbour town Kas (Antiphellos in the Greek era) is renowned for its natural charm at the Turkey Rivera. It has an attractive harbour front along which tea gardens, cafes and restaurants are to be found in abundance.
Leading away from the harbour is a warren of winding cobbled streets full of colorful shops offering all manner of carpets, ceramics, arts and crafts. Kas has remained relatively unspoiled since, until recent times, it was only possible to reach there by sea or on horseback.
Tourism in Kas
Tourism in Kas is international and tends to be of the more elite kind. The town is especially popular with the English, the Germans, the Scandinavians, the French, the Belgians and the Dutch, who come here in search of privacy, peace and quiet, comfort, nature, culture, active pursuits and fine cuisine. There is no mass tourism in Kas - no sprawling (all-inclusive) resorts or apartment complexes with organized entertainment. Many hikers pass through Kas as they walk The Lycian Way (a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast from Fethiye to Antalya). The Lycian coast - and Kas especially - is famous for its beauty. Kas is recommended in various travel guides and is a stop over for the cruises in traditional wooden Gulets: the Blue Voyages.
Kas does not have a sandy beach, but it does have a few pebble beaches and several sun terraces right on the waterfront, which often have a bar. The fabulous sandy beaches of Kaputas (15 km) and Patara (35 km) are easy to get to by minibus and/or boat. Similarly, a fifteen-minute boat trip will take you to Limanagzi - a beautiful beach with a very relaxed atmosphere on the opposite side of the bay. On the peninsula people swim in the sea near the sun terraces of the hotels. Villa Sema (and Dunya) has its own shared beach platforms.
On the outskirts of Kas there is a small and reasonably well-preserved Hellenistic amphitheatre. From the highest row of seat you have a fabulous view of the sea. On the hill between the theatre and the market there are a few free-standing Lycian tombs. On the other side of the street from the theatre, there is the barely recognizable ruin of an ancient temple. In the hills immediately behind Kas there are a large number of Lycian rock graves that date back to the fourth century BC. You can see these graves from the town centre, and during the high season they are lit up on some evenings.
Kas is centrally situated in relation to many interesting antiquities, cultural attractions and areas of natural beauty, which makes it an ideal base camp for day trips and excursions. The most popular day trips and excursions are mentioned below. It is definitely worth going on a boat trip to the ancient Lycian city of Kekova, the remains of which are mostly submerged. You can go swimming and snorkelling during the trip. Lunch is usually included and is consumed in one of the little restaurants on the waterfront in Kekova. After lunch you have time to go and see the castle of Kekova and the Lycian graves. You can also go on a boat trip to one of the many little islands just off the coast. If you hire a car, you can visit the ruins of the ancient city of Myra, the St Nicholas basilica at Demre, the waterfall between Kas and Kalkan and the stunning Saklikent Gorge all on the same day. Try to be at the gorge around lunch time if you can, so you can lunch on the floating platforms on the river. Lovers of antiquity should also make a point of visiting the highly recommended ruins of Tlos along the way. A trip to Xanthos, which is inland from Kalkan, is also definitely worth doing.
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13 out of 14 people recommend staying here
Villa Sema Review
I recently had the pleasure of spending 12 nights at Villa Sema in KAS Turkey. The villa itself is large comfortable and as described on the website. One thing i would mention is that the directions to the property are not all that clear and also the villa is not well signposted once you are in the correct street (the villa is down circa 40 steps from the road which we were not told)- if you are going to arrive, make sure it is during the day. The villa is large, does have 5 big bedrooms although something i would like to point out is that the 5th bedroom is separate from the villa - it is under the pool - a separate annex. The villa itself is lovely, the pool is great, plenty of sunloungers, furniture etc. The gas BBQ was good, plenty of sitting outside enjoying the weather. There were only 2 or 3 english speaking channels on the TV, but who goes on holiday to watch TV? All in all, very nice, we had a great time, tried fishing in the sea at the end of the garden which was fun & snorkelling was a blast. Thank you, very nice!
The location of villa Sema is spectacular - the views are incredible and the outside area is prefect with plenty of comfortable sunbeds, tables and chairs and a superb and well looked after pool. Having the sea on our doorstep was fantastic!
The interior of the villa is well laid out with a lovely open plan downstairs area and lovely bathrooms. We felt that the villa was let down by the standard of the furnishings upstairs. The mattresses on the beds are rock hard so some of us had trouble sleeping and had sore backs after the two weeks.
Two of the bedrooms, had tiny plastic tables as bedside tables and in all the bedrooms, there was no additional furniture besides the wardrobes. This meant there there werent any surfaces to put personal belongings that werent clothing (books, ipod speakers, hairdryer, jewellery etc), and no mirrors anywhere except the bathrooms (blowdrying our hair was impossible).
The curtains in the bedrooms are all made from very sheer fabric and the sun streams in very early in the morning. While some people may enjoy this, we found it difficult to have a lie-in and we feel that some blinds behind the curtains would be appropriate.
We also had problems with the air conditioning units which didnt work properly (and they are very necessary at night in the summer) and some dripped water constantly.
Besides these irritations which meant a lack of sleep for some of us, we loved Kas and the location of the villa and had a great holiday.
If the owner sorted out the issues we have with the upstairs area, we would definitely go back, but as it stands, we need more rest and sleep on our holidays!
Beautifully appointed, modern fittings, everything provided, so just bring swimwear and a few clothes... Very good location, being the closest to the sea of the five villas, though access to both the villa and the sea platform via steep steps makes it difficult for anyone with any mobility or health problems, as does the walk up the very steep road to get to the main road on which the (extremely punctual) Dolmus service runs. Be aware that there are absolutely shops on the peninsula, so all shopping needs to be done in town, but supermarkets will deliver (free) if requested.
Proximity to the hotel next door means that their entertainment may impinge on early night plans, but not excessively - the hotel owner/manager (whose English is excellent) is very helpful and friendly - dont be surprised to see him early on your first day! Evenings also brings a scent of sewage from the hotel system, if the wind is in the wrong direction.
The villa caretaker/manager (Joscun) is extremely helpful and will deliver bread and water each morning if requested - he also keeps a couple of fish traps in the sea from which the sprats are used to feed the two regular feline visitors - an adult ginger and a small black one!
The fifth bedroom (under the pool) is not really suitable for a long stay - would be better used perhaps as a changing room, or even a few exercise machines for those who need a daily workout?
Bring a torch - if there is a power cut (we had one on our last night which lasted through until after we left the next day), visibility on the steps is very poor.
It would also be helpful to provide a simple translation of the operating instructions for the washing machine - we could only find the original (Turkish) set.
Overall, though, a very pleasant stay for the eight of us, and we would certainly come again.
The villa is in a great situation with great views. The sea is right below the villa and access is very easy. The internal fittings were to a high standard and it was a very comfortable villa. Overall while it is a good villa the descriptions should be clearer as there are many steps from the car to access the villa, it is right next to a hotel pool and resturant and the fifth bedroom is not accessable from main villa as it is under the pool and patio. Further at present the fifth bedroom is not habitable due to it being permanently damp due to poor construction. The damp is so bad the plaster is coming off the walls and the floor is wet from rising damp.
A really beautiful villa with amazing scenery. The villa is very well stocked with all you need to cook & prepare food. It does need a bbq though as there was only 1 to share between 5 villa's which wasn't enough.
My only reservations are that with 2 very young children (3 and 1yr old) it was slightly un child friendly. There are a lot of steps leading to & from the villa which i wasn't expecting (am used to villa's where you can park right outside). There are also a few steep drops around the villa entrance & inside. So it wasn't quite as relaxing as i was hoping!
Adults & older children (i'd say over 10) would have an amazing time here as it's so beautiful but it is hard work with younger children..
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Outside this villa in Kaş, TurkeyThis villa is in a village and in a quiet area near the sea. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 23 July - 31 August 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 31 August 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Late booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 30 June and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.
- Arrive between 1 October - 31 December and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 10% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
£25.00 per person per week, paid with booking
5 bedrooms, Sleeps 12:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
8 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 6 Separate WC's
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Sea view
You have free access to many of the facilities of Club Barbarossa (your host) such as billiard, table tennis, canoes (maximum free use: 2 hours per day).
Private Owner From Kas, Turkey Member since Feb 2011
The lovely villas Sema, Dunya, Gunes and Ates have been recently acquired by the Club Barbarossa's parent company (October 2010). A great deal of effort has already been spent on the properties to ensure that the guests’ wishes in the reviews were taken into account. Now the villas have plenty of sunbathing decks by the sea, phone in each room directly linking to a 24/7 reception, new upholstery and fixtures in the rooms. The villas have also been painted and the pools serviced to ensure a very comfortable stay for our guests. The villas were already great property but the availability of 24/7 of our staff and the free access to the Club facilities next door will definitively improve the guests’ perception of our villas. Halil Gunay is the manager of the Club Barbarossa Hotel and Villas and he will be at the properties almost every day of the year. Prof. Dr. Sevki Erdogan is the force behind the Club Barbarossa and he will be very happy to hear from you during and after your stay. We expect to see many return guests to our villas and we aim to provide a better setting each year our guests return.
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