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Boutique Villa Ilayda w/Traditional Style, Sea Views, Private Pool, Garden

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Great Location 10 Min to Sea, 2 Min to Nearest Cafe and Supermarket and 15 Mins to Village

Villa Ilayda is a traditionally styled boutique property with lots of character offering a luxurious romantic escape in a well equipped property with many amenities on its doorstep. The villa has beautiful original terracotta and stone floors whilst the master bedroom has a wonderful teak wood floor. It is fully air-conditioned and has sat LCD TV, DVD, CD player,WI FI, I POD Dock washing machine, full oven, fridge/freezer, safe, telephone (ideal for making reservations locally and receiving incoming calls from family and friends). It has a large open plan living area, 2 double bedrooms with balconies and terraces (both with sea views) and is very comfortably and luxuriously appointed throughout.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Turkish
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Paula

I live in Turkey with my husband and our 5 children, although we did spend many years living in England. Now we work in Turkey and holiday in England! We are very lucky, we live on the mediteranean coast of Turkey in a beautiful small village called Kalkan and we spend our holidays back in our favourite place in England ~Kendal in the Lake District. Our children ~ 4 of whom were born in Kendal, also love holidaying there and catching up with a lot of our family who still live there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with "his and her" washbasins, full bath, overhead shower and wc. Bathroom for bedroom 2 with shower cabinet, washbasin and wc. Separate wc and washbasin downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1-large master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room, private balcony, sea view. Bed 2-twin/double bedroom, bathroom and large roof terrace with sea view. Sun room leading to terrace with sitting area (option for 2 childrens beds).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Ilayda is very suitable for all ages as it is on a level "finished" road with local supermarket 4 mins and cafe 2 minutes away - ideal for fresh bread and provisions. It is fully air-conditioned throughout even the "sun room"! There is an open fire for winter holidaying! Villa Ilayda has a telephone for free local calls eg. Restaurant reservations etc and can receive incoming calls for family and friends to keep in touch. Hairdryer. Free welcome pack provided. Cot and high chair hire available on request. wifi .Local English representative in Kalkan to help with anything. Weekly clean included, extra cleaning available on request at extra charge. Outside: The outside area of villa Ilayda is charming with a mature garden, private infinity pool, outside dining area, sunbeds, umbrellas, pool towels and BBQ. The pool is 5.3m x 3.6m approx. Depth graduates from 1.26m to 1.36m. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included,pool towels also included, property cleaned weekly, pool and gardens daily (extra cleaning services available on request charged extra). Other: Villa Ilayda boasts a sun room on the roof terrace which is an ideal "other" area for relaxing, reading, or simply enjoying the beautiful view from the terrace.


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Boutique Villa Ilayda w/Traditional Style, Sea Views, Private Pool, Garden
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful villa in a fabulous location - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Kalkan for 12 years and this is the best villa we've had. The booking process was made very simple thanks to Paula and Metin and I would not hesitate to recommend. The villa was very pretty, spacious and cool - a must in Kalkans climate! The pool was an ideal size for the 3 of us and once the sun has gone from the poolside the roof terrace is perfect to catch a few last rays and watch the world go by. The kitchen is very well equipped with good quality goods and there are some lovely restaurants nearby that we used when we didn't venture into town. The lounge and bedrooms are very comfortable will ample storage. We would definitely love to book Villa Ilayda again -it was an absolute joy. Thank you Paula and Metin

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Villa IlAyda and we hope to welcome you back to Kalkan soon! Warmest regards Paula and Metin
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The villa was spacious, very well maintained with the gardens and pool pretty and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

First impression was so pretty with the well maintained garden, shrubs and olive trees. The pool was larger than expected, photos don't do the pool justice. The property was overall very clean and all appliances were very good; facilities worked well and were very clean. Aircon (which was included in the price) worked extremely quickly. The water cooler was a bonus; cold fresh water available without having to walk to shops straight after the flight. Will definitely be back to this property and could not recommend it more.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steven for your kind review, we hope to welcome you and the family back too Kalkan in the future. Kind regards Metin and Paula
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Villa Ilayda

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable property, very private, but a good range of cafes, restaurants and shops only a stones throw away. Beautiful pool, everything very clean and we'll appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived home today from a 10 night stay at Villa Ilayda. Although we don't want to be at home, we are feeling utterly relaxed after an amazing stay in this fabulous place.

The villa is spacious and tastefully decorated in a nice quiet area of town, but not too far from the centre. it's a 20 minute walk down to the main town area, and although we did venture on foot once or twice, it's so cheap to get a taxi (£2.50) - it was so hot that the times we did walk we ended up such a sweaty mess by the time we got to town!

The villa was immaculate when we arrived and although we didn't expect a mid stay clean, the cleaner came in after around 5 days to do just this and to change towels/bedding. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery, pans etc and there is a barbecue on the patio that we used a couple of times - buy meat at the butchers in town as the local shops don't seem to sell it.

We slept really well every night and felt totally relaxed from the moment we arrived. Paula arranged our transfer to and from resort which took away a lot of stress.

Metin came to introduce himself the day after we arrived, and then he and Paula had to come and rescue us when we stupidly locked ourselves out at almost midnight!

The pool was lovely - not big but ample for 4 of us to splash about and cool off. By late afternoon, the pool area shades over but if you wanted even more sun, the roof terrace was fantastic. A good place to catch a few more rays and have a nosey at what's going on around and about!

There are a few local cafes around the villa that you can eat at if you don't want to go into town. This tends to be quite a bit cheaper than eating in town. Turn right out of the villa and walk for a couple of minutes to Yelken (amazing, we went twice), or turn left to Cafe Vita, which does a great barbecue night. At the other side of the shop is Aqua Cafe which we really enjoyed, good choice of traditional Turkish, plus burgers, pizza, pasta etc and awe inspiring cocktails.

Kalkan itself was beautiful. Quite hustle bustle but relaxed and we were never excessively hassled to buy goods or eat at a restaurant. We simply said no thanks and that was enough. If I'm being picky, the only thing I would mention is that the sunbeds around the pool, being made of metal, get VERY hot and so it would be worth changing these to wooden beds.

But thanks to Paula and Metin for this amazing villa and for your hospitality We loved this place and will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful villa in a great part of town

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, and we had a great 2 weeks here. The interior is nicely decorated and there's everything you might need in the kitchen - though we found it made sense just to eat out most days and only had breakfast at home. Big fridge, air con that worked brilliantly in every room and nice bathrooms. The sun terrace was great to sit out and watch the dawn or dusk approach and the pool was great for a dip. We probably spent half our time in the pool to be fair.

Across the road is the excellent Cafe Vita which is great for takeaway, a relaxed meal or a beer or cocktail. We made some great friends there and recommend it. The double glazing at the villa is so good that we never heard any noise either despite it being open to midnight so no issues with noise either.

I was a bit worried we would be a way from the Old town but need not of fretted - its been 12 years since my last visit and a lot has changed. The Kalamar road now has several excellent restaurants and we found a local taxi driver who was happy to drive us about when it was too hot to walk into the town for about £2.

Highly recommend Yelken towards Kalamar beach and the Cosmopolitan Bar a short walk past The Brothers and Cafe Aqua towards town.

Paula was really on the ball as regards organising our transfers and we were very happy with the cleaning of both the pool and the house itself.

I don't often like to stay in the same house when we travel but when we go back to Kalkan (which we will) I think this charming villa is just too good not to rent again.

I'd give the place a solid 9 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic week in Kalkan

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a lovely stay at villa ilayda, Myself my wife and our daughter really enjoyed our time there. The booking process was smooth and simple with all our questions answered really quickly. The villa enjoys a great location approx. 10-15 min walk downhill to the town centre where the shops and restaurants are wonderful, You might want to jump in one of the many taxis for the return journey if you don't appreciate the exercise like we did. Also it is a short walk to a lovely beach where its great for swimming jumping off the rocks and snorkelling. The villa is entered through the old rustic door as pictured and has the feeling of entering the secret garden. Inside the villa has a great feeling of space with high ceilings, We felt secure during our stay here and really enjoyed the open top terrace for a drink or two enjoying the cracking views out over the bay before heading out for the evening. You don't need to go far to find good food either with the highly rated café vita being the nearest or Brothers restaurant just up the road. The pool although small was great and a welcome addition in the heat of the day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kalkan soon. Kind regards Paula and Metin
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Nearest Airport
121 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Car: not necessary


The villa is superbly located only a 5 minute walk to the sea and Beach Club which offers great facilities: water-sports, diving (padi), snorkelling, pedaloes, sunbeds, umbrellas, restaurant.


Nearest airport Dalaman 1.5 hours- transfers/car hire we can organise for you if you require at competitive rates.


Nearest supermarket 4 minute walk. Nearest cafe 2 min walk. Village centre with great selection of shops, restaurants, post office and banks an easy 15 min walk.

Further Details:

There are many day trips that can be taken from the villa eg Saklikent Gorge, canoeing trip, Patara Beach (17km of sandy beach, voted 1 of the top 10 beaches in the world), boat trips, mountain villages, Roman sites and much more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by email or telephone. £250 non-refundable deposit per week required to secure booking. Balance due 10 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
flexible changeover day

Notes on prices:
Prices include welcome hamper, linen, towels and pool towels and final clean. Linen and towels will be changed weekly. Pool and gardens cared for daily.The prices quoted are for up to 4 people, extra child beds (2) available at an additional cost of £40.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.