Villa in Kalkan, Turkey
Luxury Villa overlooking Kalkan Bay, Quiet Relaxing Location with Private Pool, Ottoman Room, 20 mins Walk to Harbour/Beach, Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
Manzara Evi (Turkish for 'house with a view') was completed at the end of 2004 to give some 210 m2 of accommodation, built up above the town on three levels of accommodation to a high specification and for the owner's personal use. It has the best of all worlds with top quality traditional Turkish materials, combined with modern architecture by a notable Ankara architect and interior design by a Franco-English interior design firm. It includes a 30 m2 private pool with a shallow end. Surrounding the pool are well-lit travertine terrace areas with a covered area for up to 10 people, dining in the shade on food prepared in the kitchen or at the built-in barbecue. Moreover, at the end of the pool, it has a traditional Ottoman 'chill out' room which can sit 20 people. The villa also offers parking for 2 cars, including a secure lock up garage. It is protected by a sophisticated wirelss alarm system connected to the Police Station.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|5 November 2012 - 31 March 2013||GBP 399.00||3|
|1 April 2013 - 26 May 2013||GBP 599.00||7|
|27 May 2013 - 30 June 2013||GBP 699.00||7|
|1 July 2013 - 21 July 2013||GBP 899.00||7|
|22 July 2013 - 1 September 2013||GBP 999.00||14|
|2 September 2013 - 29 September 2013||GBP 699.00||7|
|30 September 2013 - 3 November 2013||GBP 599.00||7|
|4 November 2013 - 30 March 2014||GBP 399.00||3|
Notes on prices
A deposit of 25% of the total payable is required upon booking. This should be received within 7 days of booking to secure the villa for the dates requested. The balance should be paid within 6 weeks of departure. A deposit of £200 will also be required to cover avoidable damage or loss; if no such events arise, this is refunded in full within a week of departure. Cancellation policy: If you wish to cancel your booking, this must be done in writing by the person who originally made the booking.
Usually on a Monday since it is the day when there are most flight between the UK to Dalaman but we are flexible on this.
2 double bedrooms on 1st floor, both with double beds; one with antique wood-panelled fitted wardrobe & the other with walk-in closet.
2 double bedrooms on 2nd floor, one with double bed and fitted wardrobe; the other with twin beds and walk-in closet.
One bathroom on each floor: 1 on ground floor plus on the bedrooms floors, large sea view bathrooms with twin basins, large bath, separate shower and built-in toilet.
Luxury open plan kitchen with hand-made units, granite worktops and Siemens dishwasher, fridge, freezer, hob, microwave, double oven, hot & cold water dispenser.
Downstairs bathroom includes washing machine and storage for ironing board, iron, etc.
The living area is open plan with bar and living-room areas fitted L shape sofa, armchairs, fireplace, coffee and side tables. Facilities include TV with multi-channel satellite reception, sound system and patio doors to terrace.
At the end of the pool, the villa benefits from a large, traditional, Ottoman 'chill out' room with seating for 20 people. The perfect place to relax, entertain, eat barbecued food (the built-in barbecue is next to it) or even sleep.
The accommodation has maid service before each stay. A mid-stay mini-clean and wash will be also be done for stays of 10 days or more. Extra mini-cleans and laundry service are available at any time for a cost of £20. All linens and towels are provided.
Barbecue PrivatePool Parking
Dishwasher FridgeFreezer HobStove Iron Microwave Oven WashingMachine
AirCon InternetAccess Satellite
Important notes on accommodation
The interior has locally crafted contemporary chestnut furniture throughout and antique rugs.
Air-conditioning, cooling and heating all rooms.
The accommodation is:
Garden/pool level: Hall to pool terrace. Open-plan living area, dining area and kitchen. Bathroom with laundry. Patio
Entrance level (first floor): Hall. Lobby to: Double bedroom 1 with balcony. Double bedroom 2. Large bathroom with WC, large bath and shower cubicle.
Second floor: Lobby to: Double bedroom 3 with terrace which includes table that sits up to 10 people. Double bedroom 2 (with twin beds). Large bathroom with WC, large bath and shower cubicle
Mosquito screens are fitted to open-able windows and patio doors.
About the area
The accommodation is arranged on two levels. The stairs are a wide marble spiral. Doorways are wide by British standards.
The walk down to the town is not advised for the infirm or very elderly since it is steep in parts, although taxis are plentiful for the 8 minute drive. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk down into town and 35 minutes up.
The villa is the middle one of a luxury development of 3 villas and to one side are lovely terraced olive groves, whilst a dramatic mountain background lies behind.
The private pool is cleaned and checked every day.
A second large south-facing terrace is situated at entrance level and has equally good views.
At the rear there is a lock up garage and parking.
Kalkan main town has two beach clubs & a small pebbly beach next to the harbour and its many restaurants. Over in Kalamar Bay are two further excellent beach clubs with all water sport activities at hand.
Kaputas beach & its sandy cove, which is featured in so many promotional photographs, is 4 miles away.
Patara beach, about 8 miles away, is famous for another reason - it's a 17 km long stretch of white sand, surrounded by a protected nature area, including an an ancient Greek amphitheatre.
How to get there
Dalaman is the nearest airport and 130 km (1 hour 35 min) away.
We can book a reasonable and very reliable transfer service or car rental.
Once arrived at the villa, a car is not essential unless you wish to freely explore the local area. However, there are efficient and cheap dolmus (minibus) services operating from Kalkan to Kas and the surrounding beaches and to the main town of Fethiye.
Lots of taxis are around for the trip back up to the villa and supermarkets/restaurants offer delivery.
Fethiye 80 km (50 miles)
Kas 26 km (16 miles)
Dalaman airport 130 km (80 miles)
Antalya 200 km (120 miles)
The historic town of Kalkan is one of the most beautiful spots on the Turquoise coast of Turkey and a wonderful resort for anyone who needs calm and relaxation. It is well-known for its beauty and its motto: 'keep Kalkan special'. As a result it is not over-built, noisy or 'tacky' like many other resorts.
Originally a small fishing village and trading port, it was home to mixed Turkish Ottoman and Greek inhabitants. Its traditional layout and building styles have generally survived to give atmospheric, narrow, traffic-free streets sloping down to the small pretty harbour.
Its locality has a healthy climate and low humidity, with sea breezes moderating the 30°-40° summer temperatures.
A welcome pack of consumables is provided.
A helpful handbook is available for guidance, local facilities and local numbers and a local British-run agency is at hand for help, advice, car hire and other bookings.
An initial deposit of 25% is required with the booking form to confirm. This is not refundable in the event of the guests' cancellation. The balance of the monies payable should be made a minimum of 6 weeks prior to departure or, for late booking, full payment at the time of booking.
A deposit of £150 will also be required to cover avoidable damage or loss at the villa. If no such events arise, this is refunded in full. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque or even debit or credit card.
Just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday in your lovely villa. What a stunning place!
Sue Leakey, Plymouth
About the Owner
I'm Bernard Lien-Lambert and I had Manzara Evi (Turkish for house with a view) built to my own specification in 2004. I wanted it to be the best of both worlds and used a French interior designer for the inside, feeling, rightly or wrongly, that it's not a Turkish forte! I am French myself but an expatriate since I have been living and working in the UK for 30 years. I'm a senior education lecturer at a University in the South West of England and I also own a small 'boutique' hotel in Torquay (UK, not Turkey!). I ensured, when designing the house, that it prioritizes the 'chilling out' side, with a large Ottoman room at the end of the pool (as opposed to yet another bedroom), lots of areas (covered and open) for sitting down, sunning yourself with a totally open-plan ground floor. Enjoy!
Year property purchased: 2004
Why this location?
Kalkan, at the heart of the Turkish Mediterranean (Turquoise) coast, is, without a doubt, the best seaside resort in Turkey. It is neither too big nor too small and is very much the best of both worlds in many ways: touristic but not overly so and not spoilt by ugly high-rise buildings, loud music or people... Kalkan council have, as their motto: 'Keep Kalkan special'... and they do. Call me a snob but it doesn't have the tackiness of other resorts like Marmaris or Bodrum. As a French person coming from La Rochelle, I actually decided to sell my house on the nearby Ile de Ré in order to have my new second home in Kalkan. If you know that part of France, you'll apreciate how hard a decision it was...
For booking and further information
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