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Luxury Villa overlooking Kalkan Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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About the property

Villa in Kalkan, Turkey - Quiet relaxing location with private pool, roof terrace, Ottoman room, 20 mins walk to harbour/beach

Manzara Evi (Turkish for 'house with a view') gives some 260 m2 of accommodation, looking over Kalkan and its bay on three levels of accommodation to a high specification. Since I re-invest all the profits made from letting the villa, not only is it kept to as new condition but, every year, it gets further enhanced. For instance, in 2014, a 42 m2 roof terrace with its own kitchenette was added, as a fourth level, to further enhance the views; in 2015, I swapped around a bedroom and a bathroom, giving the villa another room with amazing sea views as well as another large, luxurious bathroom with twin sinks, a large bath and a separate walk in wet/shower room; in 2016 the roof terrace was further improved with the railings being replaced with glass panels. A hammock was added by the pool, too.

Manzara Evi offers 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 32 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. There is a further terrace with a pergola as well as another one on the first floor that can be accessed by both bedrooms via sliding windows... and of course the 'pièce de résistance': the 42m2 terrace at the top of the building.

The villa also offers parking for 2 cars, including a lock up garage. It is protected by a sophisticated alarm system and your valuables can be locked in the available wall-mounted safe.

More Details

Bernard Lien-Lambert
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About Bernard Lien-Lambert

I'm Bernard Lien-Lambert and I had Manzara Evi (Turkish for house with a view) built to my own specification in 2005. I wanted it to be the best of both worlds & used a French interior designer, 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 'boutique' hotel in Torquay, Devon (number one on TripAdvisor). I ensured, when designing the house, that it prioritises the 'chilling out' side, with lots of areas (covered and open) for relaxing & sunning yourself like the large Ottoman room at the end of the pool (as opposed to yet another bedroom), an open-plan ground floor and 6 terraces, inc. a 42 m2 roof terrace. Enjoy!

Bernard Lien-Lambert purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bernard Lien-Lambert chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

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...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday in your lovely villa. What a stunning place!

Sue Leakey

We all very much enjoyed our stay in Kalkan, and were very happy with the villa - it was peaceful, comfortable and just what we were looking for.

Also we wanted to thank Roger for coming and meeting us to show us and also for helping out with various things, which was much appreciated.

Jason Wright
Feb 2010
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2nd Visit to Manzara Evi, Fantastic Again!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Villa Manzari Evi last year with the family we decided to book again this year. Spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you need and amazing views.

Bernard is such a lovely person to deal with and will make sure that you have a great holiday with Roger on call should need anything.

We did find the town quieter than last year but the food and the service in the restaurants we used was still as good and we had no complaints about anywhere.

I would recommend going on a sunset dinner boat trip which you can book from the Lipsos restaurant at the harbour. Also, if you are planning any trips, book through Unlimited Holidays, the shop is on the left hand side near the bottom of the street on the way to the harbour, Ismail will take care of you, great service and value for money. We had a great time on a boat trip to the sunken city at Kerkova and swam with sea turtles.

I would highly recommend this villa and certainly will come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review and for staying at Manzara Evi again. It is such a pleasure to have guests like you who appreciate all I have done in my villa as well as go to the trouble of showing their appreciation. It makes it all worthwhile. Moreover, your hints and tips are invaluable and I'll certainly follow them when I'm there myself in October. I can't wait! I certainly look forward to welcoming you again at Manzara Evi, as very valued guests. Very best wishes.
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Wow, simply stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Manzara Evi definately did not disappoint us. We were met by Rodger in Kalkan, the property manager very early in the morning who we followed up the hill to the villa. Rodger showed us around and we were imediatley wowed by the views of Kalkan and the harbour. Everything was imaculately clean and very well furnished and is well equiped with everything you could need, a home from home. We never closed the curtains in the bedroom as we loved to fall asleep and wake up to the amazing view. The pool was fantastic, again very clean and looked after every day and the otterman room is perfect for getting out of the sun and also for relaxing in the evening.

Bernard is so helpful and friendly and is very passioante about his villa and Kalkan and ensuring that you have a great holiday.

Its only a 10 minute walk down the hill to the harbour which is very steep in places and you don't need to walk back up as there are plenty of taxi's which are really cheap, 18 lira which is only £4.

You are spoiled for choice with the number of restaurants to choose from in town and we never had a bad meal.

We loved Kalkan and the villa so much we have just booked again for next year and would highly recommend Manzara Evi.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your really appreciative review of Manzara Evi. I'm so glad you comment so positively of the efforts that Roger and I put in to make our guests welcome and comfortable, as well as the best features of the villa. Thank you, too, for the practical info/tips for getting from the villa into the heart of Kalkan. Last but not least, thank you for your ultimate accolade: you are coming back in 2016 for another 2 weeks. It makes it all worth it.
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

Our stay 12th – 27th August 2015.

‘A real pleasure from booking to arriving home’

What can I say! As a family we have visited Turkey on 6 occasions, with this year’s stay in Kalkan being our second consecutive visit. Obviously you are already reading this review with the potential of coming spending your holiday in Kalkan so won’t go into detail in regards to how great the resort is.

We have always opted for villa accommodation during our Turkish holidays and have had the good fortune to have stayed in some really good villas over the years. As a family we can quite confidently say that having now stayed at Manzari Evi it completely and totally surpasses any of the villas we have stayed in previously.

Bernard was a dream to deal with from start to finish. Communication was extremely timely and assistance with information in respect to the villa and Kalkan was superb.

The images on the website do the villa justice but you really have to see it in person in order to fully appreciate how special this villa really is. It is clear that Bernard is passionate about the property from the discussions we had in advance of our booking (however not by any means in an over-bearing ‘you will treat my property as you would treat your own home’ kind of way) but blimey – there has been no expense spared in ‘kitting’ out the villa.

Attention to detail was immense – even down to having about 100 different glasses in one of the kitchen cupboards. The kitchen is far better (and nicer) equipped than our kitchen at home. We have stayed in a villa previously that had a guest book and reading through it, some plonker had said that the villa (NOT referring to Manzara Evi) was great but really could do with a blender! Manzara Evi even had a blender……

As you will see from the images, the villa has fantastic views from its hillside position. Please do not get put off by the hills – as a family (age range to from 10 to 69 years) it took around 15 minutes to stroll into town and the price of taxi’s meant that there was never a need to walk up the hill home.

The bedrooms are great, the bathrooms are massive and finished to a really high quality, the roof terrace is fantastic and the pool area – well, just phenomenal.

All in all, a great holiday enhanced further by this brilliant villa – 5 Stars.

Thanks Villa Manzara Evi

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is truly heart-warming. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write one in the first place (few people do), especially such a comprehensive as well as so appreciative one. I love Kalkan and I love my villa, which I had built to my specs. Hence the emphasis on chilling out spaces and always improving it every year. I'm very glad we share this. Having guest such as you makes it all worth it, as far as I'm concerned. Thank you so much. I hope you come and stay again and check out the latest enhancements! All the best.
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Words cannot describe how good this Villa is!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i have been travelling over to Kalkan from Edinburgh for the last 4 years now, we have stayed in different areas of Kalkan and in different types of Villas, but this villa is by far the best villa we have ever stayed in, id go as far to say it is the best place we have ever stayed.

The villa has everything you need and more, lots of little extras which we have not had in other villas we have stayed in previously, for example every kitchen utensil possible is there, extra travel plugs plus many others, so good to find a villa that has everything covered. All kitchen pots and pans ect are of a very high quality and high quality runs throughout the villa, no expense has been spared.

The pool is very nice and large and the amazing Ottoman room next to the pool is out of this world, we have never seen anything like this before. It is a great place to go and sit to get out of the sun for a while but still be outside in the fresh air, it is also a great place to sit and eat your dinner at night. The bedrooms and the bathrooms are all of a very high standard, high standards are throughout this place and we did not find/have one fault during our 3 week stay.

The views from the first and second floors bedrooms are outstanding, but once you are on the roof terrace the views are absolutely breathtaking, panoramic views all round. We spent many hours a day just sitting on the roof terrace watching the world go by, overlooking Kalkan we really could not ask for anymore. It was an absolute pleasure to have that view for our entire holiday.

The villa is up the hill but is is extremely easy to walk into town, quickest way is about 10 to 15 mins max from villa to kalkan old town centre and another way which is walking down less hills is maybe about 25 minutes. Taxi home is recommended and cost roughly 15TL which is no problem.

The owner is a dream to deal with right from our first point of contact. He really loves his villa and puts everything into it and you can clearly see a lot of time and effort has been put in to making this villa a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay. One major bonus with booking with Bernard is you can pay by card, travelling with a lot of money makes me feel anxious so knowing that it was all paid in full with the owner before travel was a great feeling.

Cannot recommend this villa highly enough, we will be back next year for sure.

Thank You Very Much

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa in a wonderful location - we had a fantastic time. Breathtaking views, wonderful pool and a villa with everything we could want (the water deliveries by text were a welcome feature) and highly effective air conditioning. The walk up the hill (mountain?) was steep but kept us all fit! The restaurants were brilliant as was the weekly market. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Maddy for taking the trouble to write a review and being so kind in your comments. I'm really glad you liked the villa and its location, just above Kalkan, which, in my opinion, gets you the most stunning view of Kalkan and its bay. Although only half a mile away, the walk up from town is indeed steep, as are all the streets in Kalkan itself. I'm very happy you were happy at Manzara Evi (House with a view in Turkish).
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016-17
1 Nov 2016 - 3 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
4 Apr 2017 - 21 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 207-18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
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 £200 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.

Changeover Day:
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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kalkan, Turkey

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom on each floor: one on ground floor plus, on each of the bedrooms floors, large (15 m2) sea view bathrooms with twin basins, large bath, separate shower and built-in/wall-mounted toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Great sea views with terrace access via patio window.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Great sea views and access to terrace via patio windows.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Great sea views & access to large terrace via sliding window
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Quiet twin room with mountain view & access to large terrace
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on 1st floor, both with double beds; the master bedroom with antique wood-panelled fitted wardrobe. Both share a lovely terrace with sea views that can be accessed via large sliding windows. 2 double bedrooms on 2nd floor, one with double bed and fitted wardrobe; the other with twin beds and walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The interior has locally crafted contemporary chestnut furniture throughout and antique rugs. Air-conditioning, cooling and heating in 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, twin basisn, 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, twin basins, large bath and shower cubicle A magnificent Roof Terrace (on level 4), completed in 2014, which includes 42 m2 of terrace and the access room itself, which is a functional kitchenette. Mosquito screens are fitted to openable windows and patio doors. Outside: 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. One of its many excellent features is that number of terraces at your disposal: - at the rear, opposite the lock up garage and garden, there is a large terrace with wooden pergola for you to sit and enjoy the views over the bay - at pool level, there are 3 terraces: one covered one with a table/chairs to sit 8; a decked terrace by the pool and another travertined terrace to the right. In addition, there is the Ottoman room, which is like a further covered terrace with sitting for many - at first floor level, the Master bedroom enjoys its own, private terrace with views over Kalkan Bay - at second floor level, there is a large terrace with views over Kalkan & its bay. This also includes a table that sits 8 people - at roof level, there is the magnificent roof terrace Utility Room: Downstairs bathroom includes washing machine and storage for ironing board, iron, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Accommodation includes a full clean after each stay. A mid-stay mini-clean and linen change is also included for stays of 10 days or more. Extra mini-cleans & laundry service are available at any time at a cost of £20. All linens and towels are provided. Other: 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 (the built-in barbecue is next to it) or even sleep. Large roof terrace with kitchenette.

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