Villa in Kalkan, Turkey - One of the most breathtaking views over Kalkan Bay
Villa Cinar is a beautiful and stylish 4 bedroom villa set on a hillside above Kalkan with breathtaking views over Kalkan Bay. Designed and built by an architect from Istanbul to the owners' specification in 2004, it is set in a mature landscaped environment and has its own private infinity pool. The modern interior, featuring marble floors and wetrooms throughout, is equipped to a very high standard. All rooms have ample built-in wardrobes and individually controlled air-conditioning. All windows have white wooden slat blinds which have proved to be very effective in keeping the villa cooler.The rooms have original oil paintings and traditional Turkish rugs. There is a beautiful traditional Turkish cushioned area on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the village and harbour, as well as a well stocked library. On the top floor there is a second kitchen and laundry room, with a secluded roof terrace, ideal for breakfast and stargazing and drinks in the evening.
New for the 2016 season: We are upgrading to a chlorine free saltwater pool system which is much kinder to skin and swimwear.
Top Traveller Review
Outstanding villa in beautiful location
About the Owner
We are a recently retired professional couple with grown up children and 4 grandchildren. About 15 years ago we fell in love with Turkey and Kalkan, and this has been our favourite destination to recharge our batteries!
We love swimming in the beautiful sea near the village and have got to know many of the local people, artisans and restaurant owners. We enjoy art and design and have taken great care to blend modern and traditional elements in our villa, which is our second home.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We a keeping a guest book at the villa. Some comments received in 2013/ 2014:
"Villa Cinar is definitely among one of the best villas we have ever stayed in"
"The villa is beautiful and very well equipped, in addition to which the many personal touches and items you have thoughtfully provided have been much appreciated"
"Beautiful villa, excellent view of the harbour; our 3rd visit to Kalkan and the best location and villa so far"
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Outstanding villa in beautiful location
Villa Cinar was outstanding!! Our first holiday to Turkey and we were not dissapointed. The villa was so well equipped in everyway and had a real homely feel to it. More than enough outside and inside space to not be on top of each other even when villa at full capacity with 8 people. The location and views stunning. The villa is totally private and not overlooked which is exactly what we were after. A beautiful relaxing place where we spent many days enjoying the fantastic pool and outside area and many evenings chilling with a drink watching the sun go down. Just perfect! Kalkan and villa Cinar has definitely stolen our hearts. The rooftop restaurants in Kalkan which we sampled many of were just great, the boat trips run from the harbour fantastic too and definitely worth booking one up. Really cannot recommend this villa enough, thoroughly enjoyed by us and guests we had join us. I would return without hesitation and hope to do so in the not too distant future. Couldn't have asked for more, amazing!!
Home from Home
Just returned from a ten day stay at Villa Cinar. We could not fault the property - it really was like staying in some ones home - and a spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished one at that! The views are stunning, and the planting around the villa is beautiful. We were a three generation party of five and the villa gave us more than enough room. Effective air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms. very clean pool which was checked twice daily. Air con in one room broke during our stay, I emailed the management company and it was fixed within an hour!
Plenty of towels provided, including beach towels and bags.
Basics such as salt & Pepper were in villa.
Excellent water cooler.
Excellent library for non kindle users.
Located high on the hillside overlooking the bay, we only walked into town once, but found it too steep so used taxis during the evening and we had a car for pottering around during the day.
Two supermarkets are within a five minute drive.
Wi-fi was good which kept everyone happy!
Owners, Andrea and Gunter were very accommodating with our arrival and departure timings and even arranged for a welcome pack with milk etc, very useful when you are arriving at 4.00am! They also recommended a local company for car hire and transfers (Brave) which made the whole holiday stress free.
Would not hesitate to recommend.
Villa Cinar is in a superb spot with amazing views day and night over Kalkan. The villa is extremely comfortable and nicely furnished throughout with many additional items and useful information thoughtfully provided by the owners who were extremely friendly and helpful. The pool and surrounding terrace area make for a very relaxing spot for sunbathing and swimming during the day and enjoying a meal and drinks in the evening, and all just a short taxi trip from the town. Thorougly recommended!
From the Owner
“We had spent three holidays in Kalkan before we decided to design and build our own villa. We just loved the place and the people. Although it has become quite a bit busier over the years, Kalkan has maintained its village character and is not at all overrun by mass tourism. When we looked at possible locations where to build, we decided to get a bit further away from the village centre, to a point which has probably the most magnificent view in the area and is still very easily accessible by car or taxi (3km from centre). It has also proved to be quite a bit cooler than the village itself, with a nice breeze blowing some of the time. Depending on the season, you will be able to harvest our own nectarines, figs, lemons and pomegranates, as well as herbs from the herb garden. We continue to improve the villa every year, for 2016 we are planning to convert our pool to saltwater, which is healthier and more ecological than chlorine.”
Activity and Interests
Apart from a nice pebble beach near the village harbour, there are two beautiful sandy beaches nearby - Kaputas beach is the smaller and secluded one, about 7km away, with 180 steps down from the Kalkan-Kas road, Parara beach is one of the longest in Europe, about 18km away, and also has extensive Greco-Roman ruins including an antique lighthouse and two amphitheatres. Patara beach is a nature reserve for sea turtles, and a small access fee is payable per car.
The nearest airports are Dalaman ( 90mins away) and Antalya (3hrs). Car hire is recommended, with special rates available through Enes or Bravetours, who are Kalkan based, with a branch office at Dalaman. Alternatively transfer by car or minibus can be arranged at reasonable rates. Local taxi services are reliable and inexpensive. Guests might also want to try the local minibuses. We will provide further comprehensive information about the villa and Kalkan prior to your stay.
There are many major archeological sites in the vicinity of Kalkan, the nearest at Patara, Xanthos and Letoon, all between 20 and 25km away. Further afield but within less than 1 hr drive are Saklikent Gorge, Tlos and Kekova. The villa has a library of travel guides and information booklets on the area. Excursions, including boat trips and diving expeditions can be booked in the village. Highly recommended is also a visit of the Greek island Meis (20 mins by daily ferry from Kas).
Kalkan has over 100 restaurants, many with open air roof terraces. The standard of food is generally high. The old village has many small speciality shops for clothing, textiles, carpets, leather goods and jewellery. The villa contains a folder with our recommendations.
Most shops accept credit cards as well as Sterling and Euros at fair exchange rates, in addition to Turkish Lira. There are at least 8 ATMs in the village.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas - New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
Please book directly with the owners, preferably by e-mail. Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of a £250 deposit. The remainder, plus a returnable retainer of £250 for damage and breakages, is payable 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period. PayPal payments are acceptable as an alternative to cheques or on-line banking, but carry a 3% surcharge.
Normal changeover day is Monday, other days by special arrangement. Guests are welcome to arrive after 4pm and must vacate the villa by 10am on the day of departure.
Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of all bedlinen, towels, beach towels, use of snorkeling equipment, welcome pack. From time to time we may be offering special deals for last minute bookings. Please enquire by phone +44 1483 538615.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We stay at Villa Cinar ourselves and with friends and family for about 8 weeks every year. We have equipped the villa with all the facilities for a high-quality self-catering holiday, including comprehensive cooking facilities, to make a home from home, although we personally like to go out quite a bit and explore the many restaurants and amenities in the area. We particularly like our two terraces on the roof and around the pool, both with tables and chairs for open air dining. The poolside table is covered by a pergola and there is also an indoor dining area. When it gets really hot there is nothing better than to sit on the pool steps, half submerged in the water, watching the boats in the bay and sipping a Pimms.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Poolside toilet - Toilet, Outdoor Shower
- Ensuite wet room to bedroom 1 with shower, full size bath, wc Ensuite wet room to bedroom 2 with shower and wc Ensuite wet room to bedroom 3 with shower and wc Adjacent wet room to bedroom 4 with shower and wc Outside wc and pool shower
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + baby (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (first floor) with double bed Bedroom 2 (first floor) with double bed Bedroom 3 (lower ground floor) with twin beds (can be put together) Bedroom 4 (ground floor) with bunk beds and folding cot
- Balcony ...
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Notes on accommodation: All rooms have separately controlled air conditioning which can be switched to warm air heating in the cooler season. The pool has wide steps for easy access but is six feet deep and not suitable for non-swimmers. Stair gates can be fitted in the house on prior request. The villa is equipped with external and internal security systems Outside: The small garden is now fully mature and planted with a variety of local shrubs and trees. The private infinity pool is 10 x4 metres and has wide access steps on one side. The depth is 6 feet throughout. The pool terrace is fully equipped with sun loungers, chairs and a small breakfast table, as well as several sun shades. The terrace is shielded from surrounding properties. Utility Room: Next to roof terrace, also serves as breakfast kitchen Washing machine, fridge, sink, kettle, iron and ironing board Breakfast table and chairs on roof terrace, large adjustable sun umbrella Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, beach towels and bedlinen are included. Daily pool and garden maintenance, including delivery of fresh bread and replacement 5 gallon water barrels for cooler. Welcome pack, weekly clean and laundry change included Other: First floor 'Turkish corner' seating area with traditional cushions and rugs, library with 300+ books, fiction and non-fiction