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Bab Firdaus (Gateway To Heaven), Luxurious Villa in the Patara Prince Resort

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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Villa in Kalkan, Beautiful Sea Views, Choice Of 4 Pools And First Class Amenities

Luxurious Villa in the Patara Prince Resort, Kisla, Kalkan.

Unwind and enjoy a relaxing holiday in a truly beautiful location. Bab-Firdaus is your own secret hideaway. This spacious, airy villa is superbly appointed with all modern comforts, whilst retaining its Ottoman comfortable furnishings. Why not eat your breakfast/lunch or relax for a pre-dinner drink on the bougainvillea laden front terrace and be amazed at the views, as you gaze across the harbour to Kalkan below. Views to inspire, especially at night time!

The villa comprises extensive private outside areas ideal for families or couples and offering shaded areas throughout the heat of the day.

The villa offers the luxury of two separate living rooms (one split level). The first living room with a harbour and sea view front terrace furnished with a table and chairs for 4 people and a separate fully furnished balcony again with harbour and sea views.

This room also has beautiful garden views and two large picture windows, a truly lovely bright and airy room.

The kitchen is just off this living room and overlooks the second living room (split level), being open plan it offers guests the opportunity to cook and entertain at the same time.

The second living room is a beautifully shaped, quirky room. A dining table for 6 people sits just below the kitchen and this room has cool stone walls and marble floors. It benefits from a traditional working fireplace and crescent shaped French doors leading onto a large Ottoman terrace/garden. This really is a beautiful extension to the living room and offers additional covered seating including an Ottoman day bed and two sun loungers.

There is a fully furnished private decked area comprising of a corner sofa and coffee table. This sun filled area has wonderful sea views and assorted potted plans. This additional area is transformed at night time with twinkling fairy lights and subdued lighting, making a lovely romantic or entertaining area on those warm summer evenings.

The villa has two bedrooms one double and one twin and sleeps 4 people with the possibility of sleeping 6 people (sofa bed in the living room).

The double bedroom is a large cool room with stone walls and wooden floors, also benefiting from air conditioning. There are partial sea views from this room and direct garden/terrace access. A very large wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables and dressing table ensures that guests have more than adequate clothing space and each bedroom comes with a hairdryer.

Bedroom two - twin room is light and airy and quirky! This cool room,also benefits from air conditioning, has stone walls and wooden floors, a large wardrobe, dressing table and bedside tables ensures enough space for all guests.

The hire of the villa includes all linen and towels and maid service includes mid week towel/linen change for a two week stay. A daily maid service etc can be requested at an extra cost. A guest welcome pack is included with all bookings. However should guests request a more substantial welcome pack, this can be arranged and delivered prior to arrival if required, at an additional cost.

Club Patara is an exclusive development internationally famous for its architectural style, based on an ancient Lycian city. The development is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Free from traffic & noise, the private cobbled streets wind their way from the top of the development to the turquoise sea at the bottom, (blue flag). A sweeping, Spanish staircase is the centrepiece of this stunning development.

A free shuttle bus runs throughout the development, up to early evening and a boat service (small charge) takes you over to Kalkan each day, and is a lovely way to travel!

Club Patara really is your perfect ‘away from it all’ paradise location. Its beautiful manicured gardens and wonderful amenities would suit the most discerning of guests, and for those just wanting to just chill out and relax, you need never leave the immediate surroundings to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

Two swimming pools along the shoreline (1 adult only), and a beach made up of private sun bathing platforms, which lead into the turquoise sea below. Within Club Patara you will find a choice of 4 restaurants serving a variety of food from, BBQ’s, Italian, Turkish snacks and a self-service buffet.

The development houses a Sauna, Turkish bath, Mini Gym and treatments/massages. There is a clubhouse with a snooker table, backgammon, chess and table tennis (some amenities are not available all year around).

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my home page.

I’m Paula and I can only hope that you too will enjoy the timeless beauty of the Lycian Coast as much as I do.

As a busy professional I love nothing more than to relax and unwind in the beautiful Patara Prince Resort, pottering around my home and enjoying the charms that Kalkan and the surrounding area offers visitors, new and old alike. The Lycian Coast offers magical experiences for visitors, and I personally enjoy nothing better than exploring and sharing with friends and guests this truly wonderful country and its infinitely friendly people.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can I say! fantastic family holiday spent in your wonderful villa in beautiful kalkan, we seem to have packed in loads, yet still feel totally chilled. All in all the perfect holiday. Thank you! S Thornton and family.



Paula, we trusted you with our honeymoon, and were not disappointed. We couldn't have asked for more. Your villa is stunning, very private and romantic, we enjoyed 'chilling' around the villa each day, eating breakfast, watching the boats going out for the day. It has left us with some very memorable memories, and we can't wait to return. Your attention to detail is commendable, from your decoration to your handling the transfers and flights. We will be back! Mr & Mrs Collins.



This has been the holiday of all holidays - perfect villa, views, scenery, food- everything! Everywhere we have been to we've experienced nothing but kindness and generosity. We can't thank you enough for introducing us to this part of Turkey, we'll be back. Saunders Family.
Mar 2007
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6 Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to this property and it never fails to delight us. We travelled as a family of four with 2 teenage children. Patara Prince has all the amenities you need to keep you entertained during the day with a choic of pools and the beautiful sea to swim in. We treated ourselves to a fantastic Turkish bath and massage at the on site spa this time and the boys had a Turkish shave in Kalkan. Its a short stroll into town in the evening and you watch the sun set at one of the many rooftop restaurants. We can honestly say all the meals were fantastic and you will be spoilt for choice. I cannot recommend Kalkan or this property enough and we will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb apartment in stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with the apartment, it was very well furnished, with homely touches, and felt very welcoming, It was very clean and clearly well cared for, and is a credit to its owner. Its setting within the resort meant the views from both the front and rear balcony were stunning, overlooking the lovely harbour and village of Kalkan. We particularly enjoyed the rear veranda, and spent many happy hour relaxing in privacy, able to enjoy both sun and shade as we pleased. The beds were very comfortable, there was a very good shower, in fact we wanted for nothing (we also made good use of the washing machine), We were also very impressed with the resort itself, which was in a magnificent location, with an air of exclusivity, and again the facilities (particularly the pool areas) were very good. The village of Kalkan is only a short walk, boat (or car ride away), and with an excellent choice of many restaurants, and very good shopping (I would recommend the market) it is the perfect spot for a truly relaxing getaway. If you have a car, I would also recommend taking the stunning coast road to the town of Kas, only 30 minutes away, from where you can take a boat ride to the lovely Greek island of Meis, this is a must do activity. All in all it was an excellent holiday, we will definitely be returning in the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone who wants peace, tranquility, great views, and a superb location. It truly was Heaven!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bab Firdaus

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to beautiful Kalkan and we can't imagine being there without staying in Paula's wonderful villa. Patara Prince is truly a little piece of paradise. The gardens are so gorgeous and sitting out on the front balcony looking out at the sea sparkling below me is something I will remember forever. Paula's villa is like coming home! It is decorated with such style and love with all the the beautiful artwork and nic-nacs. Coming back after a day in the sunshine the rooms are cool and peaceful.

Once again we have had a wonderful and memorable time and hope we'll be back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing, quirky , bolt hole near to the stars.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic, clean and lovely . An amazing relaxing place to stay and melt away your worries . The rock diving off the platforms into the sea are a must with very friendly staff .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Amazing traditional villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was amazing and is set in a great resort with access to 5 star facilities. There are 3 balcony/terraces with breathtaking views...it is located within 15-20 walk, 5 minutes in a taxi or 15 minutes on a taxi boat of Kalkan, a traditional port town with fantastic restaurants and cafe bars. Kalkan was lovely, very friendly and not over commercialised. I could not recommend this more highly and already planning a return visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Wow!! Simply Beautiful ...

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! simply beautiful. Spent two weeks here in May 2015 and had an amazing holiday. The villa itself is immaculate and stunning. We loved it's traditional, tasteful decor and the many options of both inside and outside space, shaded or full sun.

The outside offered 2 balconies and a spacious terrace with amazing views of either the Sea, Mountains or Harbour - we never tired of any!

The attention to detail on the little things was a lovely touch - a welcome hamper of basics, fruit and wine on arrival to tide us over until we could get to the shop (on the complex, albeit a 5 minute uphill walk).

There was plentful information on recommended restaurants, places to visit etc and a eclectic selection of books for lazy days/evenings spent in.

The complex the villa sits within Club Patara, is just as wonderful and unique. There are two gorgeous pools - one for adults only and a family one. Unusually, sun loungers were never an issue there are plenty and the pools were never busy and crowded.

There are pockets of private sun terraces down to the sea which we loved, they offered a welcome breeze and easy access to swim to the pontoon to cool off.

Kalkan itself is simply stunning and whilst it is a tourists resort it doesn't have a commercial vibe at all. The locals are welcoming and friendly - ask my husband, he spent many an hour with the local men drinking apple tea and playing backgammon ... wonderful, where else would you do that?

Will defiantly return to Kalkan and this unique villa, we can't wait!

Lisa

North Wales

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

From the Owner

In travelling to Turkey some years ago I found the Lycian Coast to be the most spectacular. As soon as I ‘spied’ Kalkan in the distance and saw the beauty of the bay, I knew I had found somewhere very special indeed, and I was hooked! I never tire of spending quality time here, that was some 10 years ago and coming over the headland with Kalkan and its bay in the distance still takes my breath away! The area has so much to offer and is far removed from some of the larger resorts on Turkey’s coast; boasting countless historical sites, pristine beaches, laid back friendly people and not forgetting great food! However you want spend you holiday, Kalkan has something for everybody, but be careful, you too may end up leaving a little piece of your heart behind................

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Lycian Area is full of architectural delights, being close to the ancient sites of Patara, Xanthos, Letoon, Myra and Thlos.

You can spend days exploring these fascinating excavations, some guests have evan been lucky to help out of some of the excavations currently being undertaken at Patara.

For boating enthusiasts there are opportunites for Gullet Cruising for either one day or more. The area is excellent for diving and there are numerous dive schools in Kalkan should you wish to partake or just learn. The Lycian way is famous for its walking routes which run for miles along the coast. It is possible to do smaller sections of the route for just a day. Kaputas is a beautiful sandy beach approx 5 mins drive away, also accessible by boat from Kalkan.

The stretch between Kalkan and Kas is breathtakingly beautiful with fantastic views of its unspoilt archipelago. Whatever you choose to do for your holiday, rest assured Kalkan and its surrounding area has something for everyone.

Coast/Beach:

A two min walk to the 4 lovely pools. A boat from Patara (small charge) takes you over to Kalkan and the local pebble beach. Kalkan is famous for its beach clubs, which are dotted around the coastline.

Patara beach is 10 minutes away and is easily accessible by taxi or local dolmus, and has 17 miles of glorious white sand. Horse riding along the beach, can be arranged locally if desired.

Kaputus beach (one of Turkey’s most photographed) is 5 minutes away by car on the Kas road.

Travel:

Dalaman airport is 120 kilometres from Kalkan, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes transfer time. There are numerous flights to Dalaman from the UK and Europe throughout the season. Easy Jet, Thomas Cook, Monarch Airlines, all have regular flights. I am happy to arrange airport transfers to and from the villa, with a fully insured and reliable company, or if preferred, a hire car with a local company.

Distances:

The villa is close to local amenities. A small supermarket is located at the top of the development for your convenience. Kalkan is a short 2 minute drive from the villa, or a pleasant 10/15 stroll. A popular way to travel is to use the resorts private water taxi (small local charge) which runs to Kalkan harbour and back throughout the day and early evening. There are a number of reputable tour companies who provide an excellent array of tours that are competitively priced, in Kalkan village.

Further Details:

Kalkan is renowned for its high quality, reasonably priced restaurants and friendly people. The heart of Kalkan is its old town, incorporating a maze of quaint cobbled streets which meander their way down to the picturesque harbour. Old Ottoman and Greek houses, with ornate wooded balconies and trailing bougainvillea only add to the charm of the lovely village atmosphere.

You will find small boutiques, intimate bars and roof top restaurants all mingling together, which at nigh time, set the scene for a truly memorable evening.

“Kalkan is a very special place”.

For the more adventurous, Kalkan is surrounded by numerous historical and geographical sites, including Pinara, Patara, Xanthos, Tlos. The sunken city of Kekova is a nature lover’s delight as you sail along the stunning coast line visiting Kale en route, with its ancient Ottoman Castle.

Why not try white water rafting at the amazing Saklikent gorge, hire a tree house for the evening, or visit the famous beach at Olu Deniz.

For the more adventurous the area is famous for its excellent paragliding and watersports, and for boating enthusiasts, why not hire a Gullet and its crew for the day and sail around the beautiful coastline, stopping off at a deserted spot for swimming, snorkeling or fishing.

The hippy town of Kas, with its weekly Friday market is a half hour away and is a must on any visit to this region. The market in Kalkan is held on a Thursday.

Alternatively enjoy the beautiful location of Kalkan, enjoy its many beach clubs and laid back atmosphere, or stay within the confides of Club Patara, enjoying its many first class amenities.

Within the villa you will find a comprehensive information pack at your disposal with details of things to do in the area and tour operators etc along with useful phone numbers. There is also a guide book and maps for your personal use.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Out of Season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Out of Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required when booking (non refundable), with balance payable 2 months prior to departure. A deposit for breakages of £200 will also be required to secure the booking. (refundable one week after departure). Once deposit paid you will receive a comprehensive Information Pack.

The cancellation policy is as per the below:

50% refund of the total cost if cancelled up to eight weeks before departure.
25% refund of the total cost if cancelled up to four weeks before departure.
0% refund two weeks prior to departure

Changeover Day:
Monday in high season but flexible at other times. Please vacate the villa by midday on your day of departure, unless otherwise instructed. Earliest arrival would be 4pm if the apartment has been occupied prior to your arrival.

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

My ‘Gateway to Heaven’ is conveniently located within the prestigious Patara Prince Resort. Within close proximity to all the amenities the development has to offer, it offers a very private holiday experience. The villa is a one off design having 3 different outside seating areas, all with stunning sea vistas. This makes it an ideal choice for families or couples wanting the luxury of space. It was important to retain a traditional Turkish feel & the marble/wooden floors, stone walls and wooden doors add to the charming ambiance. I enjoy that Kalkan is an easy walk away, with its delightful array of restaurants, winding bougainvillea streets & lovely boutiques it makes for a perfect holiday. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you into my home in the not too distant future.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bedroom, large corner power shower, WC, basin, storage.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double bedroom/ partial sea views and direct gardem access
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, lovely twin bedroom/privately divided, light an airy
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Can sleep an additional 2 x persons (Sofa bed in second living room) if required Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (air conditioned) with door out onto terrace and garden (sea views), double bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, safe, hairdryer. Bedroom 2 (air conditioned), twin beds, wardrobe, dressing table & hairdryer.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Patara Prince Resort has 24/7 gated security. There is ample outside parking space, although cars are not allowed on the development, apart from dropping off and retrieving luggage, thus preserving the tranquillity of the development. You will have access to my British speaking agent in Kalkan, who will be on hand to offer personal assistance tailored to your specific requirements, e.g. book car hire, excursions, restaurants and provides 24 hour emergency call-out. Please note this apt is not suitable for children under the age of 8 years, and is non smoking, except outside. Resort facilities include: 4 swimming pools (one indoor), a spa, Turkish Hamam, 2 tennis courts, water sports centre, volley ball, table tennis, shuttle boat to Kalkan Marina (small charge), free shuttle bus around the resort. Patara Prince has been awarded a Blue Flag. Patara Prince also boasts 4 restaurants and 3 bars, which are open at different times throughout the season. Outside: Lovely, furnished front terrace (sea views). Furnished balcony (sea views), private rear terrace/garden area (sea views), furnished in Ottoman style with a day bed & a corner Sofa. Club Patara really is your perfect ‘away from it all’ paradise location. Its beautiful manicured gardens and wonderful amenities would suit the most discerning of guests, and for those just wanting to just chill out and relax, you need never leave the immediate surroundings to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Two swimming pools along the shoreline (1 adult only), and a beach made up of private sun bathing platforms, which lead into the turquoise sea below. Within Club Patara you will find a choice of 4 restaurants serving a variety of food from, BBQ’s, Italian, Turkish snacks and a self-service buffet. The development houses a Sauna, Turkish bath, Mini Gym and treatments/massages. There is a clubhouse with a snooker table, backgammon, chess and table tennis (some amenities are not available all year around). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Welcome pack included, all linen and towels (not beach) are supplied. Maid service includes mid week towel/linen change for a two week stay. A daily maid service etc can be requested at an extra cost, as can a more substancial welcome pack if required. Other: Acting as an extension to the lounge there is a lovely covered outside terrace, fully furnished in Ottoman style and perfect for those warm summer evenings. Subdued lighting and a small garden with sea views only add to the lovely chilled out atmosphere.

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