Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Coast, Turkey - Private Location 10 Minutes Walk from Town and Beach
Surrounded by sea and mountain views from each of its three floors of wide sun terraces, Villa Zafira offers a night lit private pool, lovely flower filled garden, a pergola shaded traditional Turkish relaxation area, alfresco dining area and cream marble sun deck. Inside it is light and airy with cool cream marble floors, comfortable contemporary furnishings and optional air-conditioning in every room. The spacious living room and dining area open onto a well equipped kitchen with walk out access all round to the pool and gardens. There's a useful downstairs toilet and utility room. An attractive marble stairway leads to one double and one twin bedroom on the first floor and a further double attic bedroom on the third floor. All of them have their own en-suites, air-conditioning and walk out sun terraces with lovely views. It's just a short walk to the beach, market, restaurants and harbour and 5 minutes from local buses and taxis.
Top Traveller Review
Impressive and relaxing
About the Owner
I'm Sheila, owner of Villa Zafira. I live in Bath with my partner Phil, our lovely dog, Brio and an ever changing selection of other people's lovely dogs which we look after 'as family'while their owners are at work or on holiday. Our children are now grown up so we rarely get together as a family in the villa but enjoy a few weeks' stay a year with friends and sharing this lovely place with guests.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Won't forget waking up to those views! Lovely spacious villa handy for town, beaches and sights. - Ann and Tony Boucher, Bath
Warm welcome, unbeatable views, lovely fresh food, those sunsets from the attic roof terrace. Villa Zafira was a delight and great base to explore this lovely unspoilt region. - Phil Mitchell, Wiltshire
Fabulous villa, great holiday. We were very well looked after. - Michelle Harding, Oxon
4.5 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
The villa was as expected and the covered area was lovely when it was too hot. The pool is the same level making it safer for children. Well stocked for all needs. Aircon in each room and balconies on all bedrooms. The maintenance company were very attentive making sure that all was as it should be. We had a fabulous time. The villa sits at the top of a steep unmade road (might be plans to change this). This is not a problem as the taxis are so cheap costs about £2 each way for 6 of us, which does not break the bank. Most places in Kalkan are accessible for a very small taxi cost. All the restuarants in Kalkan are lovely and 6 of us never had a bad meal and its fun trying as many as you can. I am sure we will return to Kalkan and depending on numbers may choose to go back to Villa Zafira
Impressive and relaxing
Excellent and relaxing stay. Property was beautiful,with a mature garden with plenty of shade from the midday sun. The pool and property was well maintained, the local staff very helpful and friendly. Owner organised all the airport transfers and car hire. Lots of nearby ancient sites nearby, like Patara with it's fantastic beach and ruins . Lots of good restaurants in Kalkan, such as Korsan, Chillies and Fenner at the harbour entrance.
Very nice villa with good facilities including air con in all rooms and a small pool. Close enough to Kalkan to walk in although taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced. Our first visit to the area but very impressed lots of good restaurants and plenty to do on trips etc. Highly recommended
Wonderful stay at Villa Zafira
Arrived at the villa late evening to be greeted by a delightful welcome pack including wine!
The rooms were excellent and the showers worked a treat. The kitchen was well laid out and the pool area was where we spent most of our time, especially using the pool to exercise twice a day and to cool down from the heat.
Kalkan is an amazing collection of varied restaurants all of whom are trying for your trade and are by and large of an incredibly high standard. Our favourite was Korzan Fish terrace and a trip to Islamlar is also worth the trip info the hills.
It was a wonderful holiday, combining a fabulous villa, amazing hot days without a cloud in the sky and an evening treat of restaurants and bars to help you relax and forget everything apart from enjoying yourselves!
Fantastic villa. Bright spacious and clean
Had a great time here and people could not be friendlier or more helpful. Well equipped and 5 minute taxi ride from town centre. (approx 5 euros). Town fantastic with many many restaurants to choose from. Hope to go again next year with friends.
nice clean villa. located just below the main road which by passes kalkan so can be a little noisy. I reckon a 20 min walk to the pedestrian part of kalkan (downhill) but slow with a 6 year old. an energetic walk back up or a taxi for about £4 does the trick. kalkan is fantastic, but becoming more expensive. very helpful owner. overall recommended.
From the Owner
“I bought Villa Zafira after a search of the whole Turquoise Coast because I fell in love with Kalkan which is a beautiful place with a unique, friendly atmosphere. The villa is in a great position in the town- close to shops, restaurants,harbour and beach but tucked away from noise, so great for chilling by the pool.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Walking holidays. Scuba diving and water skiing lessons.
12 minutes walk to local beach and harbour with free boat service to several beach clubs.
20 minutes drive to Patara Beach (36 kilometers of white sand , beach and water sport facilities, turtle sanctuary and fabulous Lycian site) and to Kaputas Beach (golden sand, safe swimming)
30 minutes drive to Kas beach (swim with dolphins).
Dalaman 1.5 hours drive. Antalya 2.5 hours drive. Airport transfer and local car hire can be arranged. Car hire not essential but recommended if you want to enjoy the many sights nearby. Cheap local taxis and Dolmus buses 5 minutes walk from the villa. 10 minutes walk to town centre.
Patara Beach is a beautiful 20 minute journey away. As well as a stunning beach there is a massive archaeological site, surrounded by interesting flora and fauna.
Kas, the nearest town, 30 minutes drive away has a bustling port, offering range of boat trips, a market, a wide range of cafes and restaurants and craft shops.
Saklikent Gorge with scenic walks, fresh fish restaurants and range of water sports is 40 minutes drive away.
Myra (home of Santa Clause) and other ancient sites are nearby.
The villa is 5 minutes walk to the nearest shops and restaurants. Check the visitor's book and villa guest information pack for an update on favourite restaurants.Within 5 minutes walk are Our Home and Eva's, both very friendly and reasonably priced. Korsan's and The Fish Terrace overlooking the town beach and the harbour are well worth a visit.Likewise the Olive Tree in the Old Town-lots of free extras here so don't order starters or desserts.
The Thursday market off the main road into town is worth a visit for sheer entertainment value, 'cheap as chips' designer copies,local textiles, ceramics, jewellery, spices and low cost fruit and veg.Haggling is fun. All the local characters are there. Visit the pancake stalls for lunch. If you miss it in Kalkan you can catch it in Kas on Fridays.
Plastic widely accepted in restaurants and bars but plenty of bank ATMs line the main street. You will generally get more lira to the pound in turkey than in UK except at the airport, where exchange should be avoided.
Favourite day trips from Kalkan include Saklikent Gorge, Sunken City, Patara and Kekova, the deserted village from Louis de Bernier's novel Birds Without Wings. Further details are available in the villa's information pack and Suat, who runs our airport transfer service comes highly recommended by guests for providing a reasonably priced range of day trips.
If you're planning a special celebration our team on the ground can provide a range of services from fireworks to baby sitting to make the party go with a swing.
Keen walkers will enjoy Kalkan's English walking group which explores the area with walks for all fitness levels every Tuesday. Levels are measured by the number of beers needed to recover in the Our Home hostelry, conveniently round the corner from the villa. News on the walks and other events happening while you're there can be found on www.kalkanlocalnews.com.You can also use this site to find fellow travelers to share airport transfers.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Book direct with owner by email and phone. 30% deposit on booking, balance by 6 weeks before departure. Airport transfer and car hire reserved for guests at no extra charge. Payment for airport transfer and car hire in UK pounds or Turkish Lira direct to operator on arrival..
Flexible on changeover days and times of arrival/departure.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts for long winter lets by arrangement.
30% deposit payable by bank transfer to reserve. Balance payable with £100 security deposit by bank transfer by 6 weeks before departure.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“I'm a keen gardener so I love the flower filled garden surrounding the private pool and the pergola covered with vine and bouganvillia providing natural shade over the traditional turkish relaxation area. I also love all the light, bright space indoors and out with lots of shower rooms and an attic studio so everyone can spread out and there is no need to queue for the loo or shower. I have a great team in Kalkan who look after the villa and my guests. To quote the visitors' book "nothing is too much trouble" for them.”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- near the sea
- live theatre
- water parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 3 bathrooms En-suite bathroom with spa bath and wc to bedroom 1. En-suite shower room with walk in shower and wc to bedroom 2. En-suite wet room with wc to bedroom 3.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed.
- Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning throughout. Good wifi and mobile reception Excellent, friendly family run restaurant round the corner with handy take away service. Outside: Pick your own lemons and herbs from the flower filled garden which surrounds a sizeable five by four metre private pool. Pergola covered with vine and bouganvillea shades a traditional Turkish relaxation area. There is also a stylish marble outdoor dining area by the pool and barbecue facilities.There are generous sun lounging areas at pool level and on wide sun terraces above. All of these are accessed by french doors from the living area and from each bedroom.They get the sun all day and have sea views. Watch the sun go down over the surrounding bays from the roof terrace which also offers views over Kalkan and the Taurus Mountains. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned and linen changed on changeover. Bedlinen and towels (excluding beach towels) provided. Additional cleaning service and extra linen can be pre booked at additional cost. Other: Additional shaded marble poolside dining table with 4 chairs. Separate utility room and wc on the ground floor. Large sun balconies with sea and mountain views on each floor.