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Luxury Villa, With Private Pool, Beautiful Gardens Along With Stunning Sea And M

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Elsa, 4 Ful Sokak, Kalamar Bay, Kalkan, Turkey.......Near Kalamar Beach Club - Tranquil Location, Just A 150 Metre Stroll To The Sea And Kalamar Beach Club Facilities

Villa Elsa is a luxury 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with private pool and rooftop hot Tub offering fabulous views over Kalamar Bay and the Taurus mountains. Set in peaceful and tranquil surroundings it is within walking distance of Kalkan town and less than 150m from the sea and beach clubs. Olive groves leading into the Lycian Way are just a 3 minute stroll away. Villa Elsa has free Wifi internet access and also full English language TV including SKY satellite channels.

Neil Howard
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Neil Howard

Myself and Anita were married in Kalkan in September 2009.. We plan to spend many, many happy years in this wonderful location

We are both English and hope you find our home away from home ideal for your holidays.

Neil Howard purchased this villa in 2006

Why Neil Howard chose Kalkan

we have been visiting Kalkan and the surrounding areas since 1999. In 2005 we decided why wait any longer, and purchased the land on which Villa Elsa was built for us....we have never looked back. Kalamar Bay is charming, peaceful and an idyllic place to spend a relaxing break

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karina / James / Sam & Freddie..October 2013

Thank-you Neil & Anita for a FABULOUS week We have loved Villa Elsa it is so obviously loved & well cared for

Rob / Ros / Tony / Sue / Mike & Jan..May 2012

Villa Elsa is superb, everything and more is provided.

Maxine, Adrian, Alex Murley..August 2011

What more can we say, we have had a truly wonderful time, thank-you Neil & Anita

Al, Marie, Joe & Amy...August 2010

We had a great holiday here in Kalkan, The best family holiday we have had..!!!!.. The villa is fab, the kids especially enjoyed the pool.

Michael, Peter and Pauline, October 2009.' Peace, perfect peace at Villa Elsa, first time to Turkey, we love it '.

Chris and Janet. August 2009 ' Our 3rd holiday in Kalkan and the best so far, Villa Elsa is beautiful '.

Heather and Martin Sept 2008. ' We have been fortunate to have travelled the world and we would give Villa Elsa 9/10, From the moment we walked in we felt at home, the facilities are spot on '.
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 on ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 on first floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 on third floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 on first floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 on second floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • All bedrooms are ensuite. There is also a wetroom with wc situated on the ground floor. The master suite has a Jacuzzi bath/shower and wc. Bedroom 2 has a wetroom and wc. Bedroom 3 has a bath / shower and wc. Bedroom 4 has a wet room and wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Rooftop bedroom with terrace and hot tub
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bedroom with 2 single beds & balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite double bedroom with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite Master bedroom with large terrace
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 3 - En-suite Master bedroom with king size double bed and doors leading onto a spacious terrace, and Juliet balcony. Situated on the 2nd floor Bedroom 4 - Rooftop en-suite double bedroom with a new covered pergola terrace offering spectacular sea and mountain views. This terrace also has a Hot Tub for guests use. Situated on the 3rd floor Bedroom 2 - En suite double bedroom with private balcony. Bedroom 1 - En suite bedroom with twin beds and private balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms and the open plan lounge/dining area and kitchen are fully air-conditioned. The air-conditioning units can be reversed to provide heating during the colder months. Hairdryers and mosquito repellent plug ins are provided. No smoking is permitted inside the villa and smoke detectors are fitted for your protection. A complimentary hamper containing essentials such as bread, milk, butter and water and a few luxury items such as beer/wine is provided on arrival. Villa Elsa also has full DiLonghi coffee making facilities. The villa is suitable for children however toddlers should be supervised at all times. Outside: Patio doors open from the lounge/dining room onto a lovely pool area where you can spend lazy days soaking up the sun and nights enjoying al fresco food cooked on the portable barbeque, whilst taking in the scent of Jasmine and other fragrant flowers. The 7m x 4m pool has Roman steps for easy access, or for sitting on to cool down and can be floodlit at night. Swimming accessories are provided for additional relaxation/fun. Dotted around the pool are sun loungers, parasols and terracotta pots overflowing with colourful flowers. If you would prefer a little shade, there is a door leading from the first floor onto a shady, well stocked garden, with pergola and swing chair. The top terrace provides the ideal place for observing gullets setting off and returning from their daily trip around the bay and for watching the sun going down. Comfy chairs are provided to enable you to settle down with your favourite tipple and take in the stunning views of the sea, mountains and olive groves. Utility Room: With washing machine, ironing facilities and a drying rack. Water Cooler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. Pool towels are available but please bring your own beach towels. There is a twice weekly maid service and linen change. Other: The villa has 3 floors. A marble staircase takes you from the lounge up to the first floor which has 2 bedrooms. Another staircase leads you up to the top floor with the master suite and a spacious roof terrace. All bedrooms have large dressing areas.


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Luxury Villa, With Private Pool, Beautiful Gardens Along With Stunning Sea And M
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

We spent a fantastic 5 days at Villa Elsa in Kalkan. The villa was beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Elsa is beautifully appointed with all amenities (including hot tub!) which made our stay perfect. The pool area is very well designed with sunloungers and relaxing furniture, whilst the kids can have fun splashing around in the pool. Our hosts Neil & Anıta communicated with us through WhatsApp - and they could not be more helpful, accommodating and gracious hosts. Kalkan is a very relaxing and laid back town, and we hope to return to Villa Elsa for another holiday someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica / Glenn & Family. It has been a pleasure to host all of you at Villa Elsa. Communicating via social media makes all the difference and is very effective and quick. We are both so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Kalkan, Kalamar Bay & Villa Elsa....and of course you are all welcome back whenever passing this way again.... Kind Regards Neil & Anita @ Elsa......
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Lovely Villa, people, location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Elsa and everything was as mentioned in other reviews. The owners take real pride and consideration into everything which makes for a lovely stress free and well managed break. Neil was very unobtrusive but helpful, dropping in an e-mail here and there to check all was okay and if we needed anything. Define Tours are great, very laid back and friendly, Ozgur was particularly helpful. We found the people very warm and friendly and it's just a great area and place for a Holiday. Can't fault Villa Elsa or the conscientious way it's all run. Thank you! We recommend going to Paprika restaurant and ask for Memish, who will arrange a lunch in the best Mountain Village trout farm. Great Holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

From time of booking Neil couldn't have been more helpful ,define tours he recommended were so good ,hire car for 6,

Gullet private day trip was out of this world ,short

Walk down from villa to the sea wonderful to swim we even had the turtles , villa was superb , get a taxi only £4 bit of a trek into town ,but we liked the peace where the villa is ,there's a good cafe around the corner called house cafe ,very good ,

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We were looked after from the minute we made the booking. Neil, the owner could not have been more helpful, he arranged our transfers from the airport, he organised for someone to come and collect us to take us to the supermarket the morning after we arrived and he had left us a much needed bottle of wine, bread and other goodies which was much appreciated as we did not get to the villa until midnight. Some one came every day to tidy up around the pool and water the beautiful pots which were full of stunning flowers. The villa was cleaned immaculately half way through our week. The bedrooms were wonderful, two with balconies with views to the sea and one leading onto the fabulous roof terrace where we sat before going out for dinner having a drink.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough or the wonderful owners and would not hesitate to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at villa Elsa having rented many different properties whilst visiting Kalkan. Villa Elsa is by far our favourite. Neil and Anita are really helpful with all the booking / car hire and anything you need to know . The villa is very comfortable each room with its own balcony and a very usable open plan living space that with lots of personal detail made it feel like home. The thing we liked especially were the shrubs and plants....beautiful and well maintained , the garden was a delight and the top terrace with all the pots made for a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view. Our best trip to Kalkan yet..and not our last.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always good to hear that the hard work, time and effort spent in making Villa Elsa special for our guests is appreciated. We like our guests to feel they are at home when they are away. Neil & Anita
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Lovely Villa, Lovely Town

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Turkey and Kalkan, it had been recommended by a friend so we thought we would give it a go. Neil was quick with his response to our enquiry about Villa Elsa and from the time we confirmed the booking he was on the ball, giving us information about the area and offering assistance. Let Neil take care of the car for you with Ozgur from Define Tours, the best car hire service I've ever had!

As we arrived at Dalaman late, the car hire delivery driver took us to the villa so we didn't get lost in the dark.

The villa was spotless and well equipped with plenty of space for the four of us, six would be no problem.

Kalkan is a clean, safe and attractive town with plenty of facilities. We were diving and took our dive trips out of Kas, a scenic 20 minute drive away. We would recommend Natura Blue in Kas, we tried the local Kalamar Dive boat but we're very disappointed in comparison. Maybe it was because were the last of the season but they didn't seem interested and just went through the motions.

The pool was a lovely size, if a little fresh (but is was October) and plenty of nice furniture around the pool. Beautiful views of The bay from all levels, especially the upper terrace.

We have stayed in plenty of villas and apartments and this is among the best of the lot, none better at the price.

I must admit to finding the hills a bit challenging, but taxis to and from the town are cheap enough if you can't handle the walk.

One of our best Holidays so far and I thoroughly recommend tVilla Elsa

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During 2014 we have had great guests that have all asked for a variety of holiday experiences during their stay at Villa Elsa....Trying to assist is the least we can do, everyone has differing needs and we respect this......Thanks for a great 2014 all of you.....hopefully 2015 continues in the same way... Kind Regards Neil & Anita
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Kalamar Beach Club
Car: not necessary


Kalamar Beach club and Dive Centre is a 3 minute walk. It has a restaurant and sun decks leading into the crystal clear waters. There are fully qualified PADI dive instructors. A courtesy bus service into Kalkan is offered to its customers. Kulube hotel, a 5 minute stroll away, has beautiful landscaped gardens and terraces for sunbathing and direct access to the sea.

The beautiful sandy Patara beach and famous Kaputas beach are a 10 to 20 minute drive away. Kalkan town has a small pebbly beach.


The nearest airport is Dalaman which is approximately 90 mins drive by car, alternatively Antalya airport is about 3 hours drive from Kalkan. You can fly to Dalaman or Antalya from all major UK airports via a large range of tour operaters.We can arrange airport transfers to Villa Elsa if required. A car is not essential when staying at the villa as local amenities are close by. Public transport and Taxi services are good and reasonably priced.


Kalkan town is a 15-20 minute walk away. The pretty town of Kas is a 20 minute scenic coastal drive away. There are many sites of archaeological interest on the Lycian Way such as Xanthos, Kekova, Letoon, Saklikent and Tlos close to Kalkan. Trips to these sites can be arranged through agents in Kalkan.

Further Details:

Good dining is a way of life in Kalkan, whether in the locantas among the locals where a meal costs a few pounds or by candlelight in the atmospheric harbourside restaurants or the romantic roof terrace restaurants for which Kalkan is renowned. Alternatively you can take a short trip into the hills and the pretty village of Ismalar with its trickling streams and springs and enjoy a dish of locally caught fresh trout traditionally cooked in olove oil.

Kalkan has an array of sophisticated antique shops, fashion boutiques, art galleries, jewellers, hand painted chinaware shops along with traditional souvenier outlets. Authentic hand woven Turquish rugs and carpets are also widely sold. Shopping in Kalkan should never be rushed and you will inevitably be offerd a glass of traditional Turquish tea by your host whilst browsing. The maze of cobbled lanes that wind their way down to the harbour are perfectly complimented by bougainvillea clad pensions, shops and restaurants.

If you plan to self cater there are plenty of supermarkets in Kalkan from which to purchase food and consumables and many will deliver to the villa. There is an excellent fish market, butchers and stalls selling locally produced fruit and vegetables at a low price. There is a Thursday market selling a wide range of goods, from locally produced fruit and spices, to jewellery, leatherware, souvenirs to clothes with fake designer labels.

A variety of Gulet cruises are available from Kalkan harbour and will often include a visit to Kaputas beach, Mouse Island and the Blue Caves to name but a few destinations. The cost is approximately £10 per person and lunch is provided.

Many hotels in Kalkan offer massage, manicure and Turkish Baths facilities.

Kalkan has several banks and places to exchange money.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking and the balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure or immediately if the booking is made within 8 weeks of the departure date. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required against any breakages and damage. This will be refunded within 14 days of return of the villa keys providing our agent has found everything to be in order after checking the villa inventory.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible throughout the season. We may occasionally have to specify a check in or check out time to allow our cleaners sufficient time to prepare the villa for the next group of guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Prices are subject to change at the owner's discretion discounts may be available for last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.