Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Full Privacy, Just a Few Minutes From The Old City Centre and Beach of Kalkan
Whilst the town has maintained much of its original charm it is now one of the most up and coming resorts of this region. Kalkan consists of narrow cobbled streets which all lead to the picturesque harbour. It has a wonderful array of restaurants where you can sample some of the finest cuisine in the world, many with roof top terraces offering a wonderful view of the harbour and the starlight night sky. Alternatively you can watch the gullets and fishing boats from one of the many harbour side restaurants. There are a few bars available in both areas for a relaxing drink at any time of the day or night. Market day, Thursday, selling a wide variety of goods including locally grown produce, particularly good value are the herbs and spices. In the town there is a wide selection of shops selling beautiful Turkish carpets, jewellery, antiques and wonderful clothing made from the finest Turkish cotton which open well into the late hours.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Young owner who hasn't enough free time to enjoy the whole summer in the villa in Kalkan.
4.6 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
This villa is the perfect place to stay when visiting Kalkan and the area. (We were there two adults plus two children, aged 7 and 8.) It gives a lot of freedom - you can have your own breakfast just beside the pool or on the rooftop terrace and go to a restaurant for lunch or for dinner if you wish but you can also have your own barbecue on the rooftop terrace. The most fantastic thing is the pool. We were using it constantly when in the house - morning, noon, night! The house has all that you need: two bedrooms and two bathrooms and air conditioning. The area is fantastic: friendly people, gorgeous beaches, historic places, beautiful nature, extraordinarily tasty fruits and vegetables and great food in restaurants. I can only recommend the area and the house to everyone. You won't regret it.
We had a very happy stay in this spacious house in Kalkan, even better than we had hoped for, thanks to the completeness of the villa, the lovely views on the sea and mountains, the swimming pool - a relief during hot days - and Kalkan, that offers calmness and enough distraction.
Perfect Family Villa
This is our second time going back to this villa. The property is clean, tidy and spacious and with all the facilities you need on holiday. Helen the property manager was easily contactable and very helpful as always.
The villa is perfect for a family holiday, it is in a great location with a lovely roof terrace and fantastic views of the bay.
Turkish people are very friendly and Kalkan is a charming holiday destination with cobbled streets and fantastic restaurants!
We hope to return very soon.
A lovely family holiday
The villa was just as described and more. It was clean and tidy and included all facilities and accessories that you could need. The pool was lovely and regularly maintained. The roof terrace was an added bonus, a lovely place to sit and admire the view early morning and evening. The local shops were 10-15 minutes walk downhill although a longer uphill walk on the way back! I would not recommend the area for people with walking difficulties. However, there were numerous taxis available locally if required. There were lots of places to eat and all at reasonable prices. Some even offered take away and free delivery. Overall a lovely villa in a friendly resort.
Stayed here for ten days and it was the best relaxing holiday I've been on. Big bonus is the roof terrace, spent many nights looking at the stars not wanting to go out! The villa has everything you need and the pool is lovely. Kalkan is an amazing area to explore and I would definitely recommend this villa to stay. It's about a fifteen minute walk into the main area of restaurants etc; a little longer coming back up the hill but worth it for the relaxation factor. I'm hoping to holiday again here.
From the Owner
“We love Kalkan because of the fantastic facilities in the area. There are some beautiful beaches and the marina boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is just great for those who like archaeological sites: within 30 min. drive you find at least ten antique cities.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Kalkan is a small city, an ideal place when you want to avoid mass tourism found in many larger cities. To certain books Kalkan is quoted as the best kept secret of Turkey. The local people are very friendly and hospitable. Kalkan is built at the foot of the Taurus mountains, until the 1920's as a Greek fishermans village. Its many small and winding streets are very romantic but also make Kalkan less accessible for people with a walking disability. The Kalkan area has a lot of places to visit like the impressive gorge of Saklikent, Patara beach (longest sandy beach of Turkey and famous turtle breading area), the mountain plateau with the village of Bezirgan, the trout farms in Islamlar or the historical monuments of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Arycanda, Kekova, Myra and others. Kalkan itself has extensive facilities for boat trips, swimming, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, walking etc.
Kalkan's stone beach is about a five minute by walking. There are wonderful sandy beaches nearby. Patara beach has 15 miles of golden sands and is considered by The Sunday Times as amongst the top six in the world. Patara is about a 15 minute drive away - buses leave for Patara every 30 minutes. Kaputas beach is a 10 minute drive in the opposite direction, on the road to Kas, which is more than worth a visit. Buses leave for Kaputas at least every 30 minutes.
Dalaman is the nearest airport now open all year round. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive (125 km). There are direct flights from many UK airports, including direct flights with EasyJet from Gatwick. Antalya airport is 2.5 – 3 hour drive. Transfers by private taxi, minibus or car hire can be arranged with prior notice.
Surrounded by many places of interest from 10 to 30 minutes drive. Places to visit within easy reach by car are the Lycian Way, Saklikent Gorge, Kekova sunken city, Tlos, Xanthos, Letoon and the magnificent beach of Patara, Phellos and Antiphellos (Kas). It is possible to experience a Hamam or other relaxing spa treatments within a 5 min. walk of the villa.
A hire car is not essential but taxis will come in three minutes if needed. most of the supermarkets offer a home delivery service. Ali Baba's restaurant, also do a take away service. The nearest bank, doctors, pharmacy, dentist are all within 5 mins.
At the southwest corner of the Turkish coast (Turquoise Coast) lies one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean. Kalkan was once occupied by the Greek Ottomans and their legacy has left an old town full of character. It has steep cobbled streets that wind down towards the harbour and the locals are exceptionally friendly.
During the day Kalkan is almost disarmingly laid-back, as visitors choose to enjoy the crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast. The public beach next to Kalkan's harbour was recently extended and is more than adequate for swimming and sunbathing.
However you choose to spend your days, no-one can resist being back in Kalkan in the evening, for the variety and quality of eating places on offer is quite astonishing for such a compact town. There are little restaurants that are so low key that many visitors never notice them; just the place to enjoy delicious and genuine local cooking. Magical surroundings, a dash of relaxed sophistication and a seemingly limitless variety of places to explore make Kalkan irresistible. The restaurants in Kalkan offer an exceptionally high standard of food and service, many restaurants have romantic roof terraces looking out over Kalkan. Eating out is excellent value and the Turkish wines are surprisingly good. The pretty cobbled streets of the old town are an Aladdin's cave with an abundance of shops selling clothes, jewellery, handbags, gifts, etc. There is also a weekly market on a Thursday. There are a number of bars that stay open through the small hours and play music but no loud nightclubs.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A £200 deposit is required at the time of booking which is non returnable, with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to start of holiday. A £200 damage bond deposit at the time of booking is required, repayable if no damage found. The Owners do not accept responsibility or liability for accidents, injury or theft.
Airport transfers can be arranged. Interesting car rental prices.
Notes on prices:
Last minute deal : 30 Aug- 20 Sept '14 =give away price= £499 !!! (instead of £760).
Other last minutes from 2-9 Okt and 24-31 Okt : just 450£ !!!
The pool is closed between 1 Nov and 1 April.
Interesting deals when renting 1 full month.
Prices are for the property per week in British pounds.
Last minute deal : 1-30 June=weekprice £499 and
after Aug-20 until end of September = give away price= £599/week instead of £780)
Other last minutes 1-31 Oktober : just £450/week !!!
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The property is just ten minutes walk from the beach. The villa is settled in a very quiet area, but only some steps away from some banks, the grocery shops and several restaurants. But you can easily stay the whole day in or around the pool, in the sun or in the shade of the garden.”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- city centre
- near the sea
- live theatre
- water parks
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 200 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 x bathroom with whirlpool bath, 1 x shower room (walk in shower), towels supplied, large fully tiled bathrooms.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (2/3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 x double room, 1 x twin room with two bulk beds, 1 x sofa bed, bedlinen supplied, very large rooms. Both leading onto balcony with clear views over the bay.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack can be arranged for you when you arrive. Large rooms all well equipped. Advice can be given by the owner or by our local English speaking manager. Airport transfers or car rental can be arranged for you. Outside: Balcony, garden, garden furniture, parking, private swimming pool, sunbeds, terrace, washing line, a roof top with brick BBQ adds an extra dimension for dining whilst enjoying amazing all round views. A great place to watch the sunset over the bay. Utility Room: Washing machine in the upstairs bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One time towels and linens per week are included. Bed-clothes and towels, included in the price, are changed once a week.