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Traditional Kalkan villa with private pool & fabulous sea views from the roof



Updated: 21-Aug-2016
Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Ideal Location, Peaceful Yet 10 Minutes Walk From The Old Town

Villa Zarif (meaning elegant or stylish), is a generous 3 bedroom private villa with its own pool, ideal for a family holiday or a great getaway for two or three couples. It’s location offers the best of both worlds; situated in a peaceful olive grove with fabulous sea and mountain views, whilst being only a 10 minute downhill stroll into the heart of Kalkan, with it’s excellent restaurants, quaint streets teaming with beautifully presented shops and friendly bars. Villa Zarif can sleep up to 8 people as there are two sofabeds available in addition to the 3 bedrooms. It is set in pretty maintained gardens and features a private pool terrace ideal for family relaxation. The roof terrace, furnished with sunbeds and comfortable seating, gives spectacular sun-trap views of Kalkan, the bay and the mountains.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Villa Zarif is owned by Richard and Julie Measures.

We've holidayed in Kalkan many times and finally decided to buy our own villa in the Bay in 2010.

We are UK residents, both run our own businesses and will deal with all enquiries or bookings promptly, courteously and professionally.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a fab week in your villa. Thanks Julie and Rich for making it feel comfortable and making us so welcome.' Jill, Steven and Will, April '11

'We found your property to be very comfortable and well equipped and the whole booking and communication process excellent and would have no hesitation in booking again.' M Farrah and family, May '11

'Thank you very much for letting us stay in the villa at such short notice, we had a lovely time. The interior and pool area were lovely, and we spent a lot of time on the roof terrace.' S Scopes, July '11

'The villa is wonderful - we would love to go back again. It's really well equipped; loved the bath mats, fluffy white towels and furnishings in the rooms and grateful for socket adapters and books to read! The roof terrace is a wonderful place to unwind.' G Reddish and family, July '11.
Dec 2010
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in great location with everything that you could want in the villa. Fantastic roof terrace, easy walk into the centre of Kalkan and great owners who were so easy to deal with. The villa is managed by a wonderful Turkish guy called Burhan. Such a nice guy, who will organise various excursions, and will take you to places that aren't on the normal tourist trail. Couldn't have been happier at Villa Zarif.

Kalkan is a great place with so may excellent roof top restaurants. Great excursions from Kalkan, including the Saklikent Gorge, boat trip to the sunken city, river rafting, canoeing, village tours etc etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Kalkan and the Lycian coast many years ago, and more recently decided to invest with our hearts as well as heads! The town quaint with a friendly atmosphere and the people are warm, courteous and charming. We never tire of holidaying here. Kalkan offers a unique blend of good company, good facilities and a relaxed, 'local' atmosphere.

Activity and Interests


It's a 15 minute downhill walk to the coast, harbour or beach club, but most of the beach clubs around Kalkan offer a free taxi service to and from your villa.


Dalaman is the nearest airport, and it's a 90 minute journey to Villa Zarif.

We can arrange your airport transfer to and from the villa. Please request this at the time of booking and make payment direct to Burhan, the driver, at the end of your holiday. Prices start from £60 each way by air conditioned car or minibus depending on the number of travellers.

You can get around easily without hiring a car. However, if you choose to hire one we can organise this for you. Contact for information.


Kaputas sandy cove beach is a 5 minute drive from the villa.

Patara beach and the ancient ruins are a 15-20 min drive.

Kalkan is a 10 minute stroll to the centre and restaurants.

Nearest supermarket is 2 mins walk for essentials.

ATMs, larger supermarkets, a butcher, fruit and veg shop and some restaurants are approx 5 mins downhill walk from the villa.

Further Details:

Our villa information provides details of local pharmacies and other services in case you need them. Some restaurant recommendations: A wander into the town to check which restaurant menus you like the look of is always the best way to decide where to eat. Members of our family each have their own favourite that we recommend to you: Richard – A recent discovery and instant favourite is the Aubergine restaurant located on the harbour front. It serves beautifully cooked food in a lovely environment. Excellent wild boar… Julie – I love the atmosphere and quality of food at the Kalamaki restaurant. It’s smart and modern, serving excellent food. I also think Sofra is worth a mention – good meatballs! Alex (20) - Wild boar at the Trading House is very good but tbh all the restaurants are sound, serve great food and have a good atmosphere. Andrew (16) – I like the Ottoman House because you get to sit on the Turkish seats for a drink before going to the rooftop. They also serve my favourite desserts – crepes – lovely!

Chloe (16) – It’s hard to choose the best one but I will go for the Doy Doy restaurant near the harbour because the waiter was good fun, the food was lovely and I tried my first Calamari there! Bars: We enjoy the friendly and charming banter at both the Moonlight Bar and the Yali. The waiters are very attentive and good with the children. They do occasionally have the TV screens on in case of a key sporting event but these are generally not intrusive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late season
31 Aug 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the holiday price is due to secure your booking. The balance is due 90 days (3 months) before departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure to be paid in full to secure the booking.
A breakage deposit of £300 is charged to all new guests and at the owner's discretion.

All payments can be made by bank transfer and breakage deposits will be returned, assuming no damage, within two weeks maximum and as soon as possible after your return to the UK

Changeover Day:
We try to be flexible to fit with flights but during the school summer holidays we try to keep to Fridays where possible.

Notes on prices:
Please check with the owner for specific prices if fewer than 4 people are wishing to sta

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Villa Zarif offers a private, secure, luxurious base for a great holiday in Kalkan. We are situated high enough to have a fabulous view yet close enough to shops and the old town for genuine convenience.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite shower room with large corner shower unit, large basin & bidet toilet Bedrooms 2 & 3 - each with an ensuite shower room with basin & bidet toilet. Rooftop room - washbasin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - spacious room with king size bed, 2 balconies and dressing area. Bedroom 2 - with king size bed and balcony. Bedroom 3 - on the ground floor with twin single beds that can be made up as a double. Roof top room - with double sofa-bed.


  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Please see our villa website for more information and pictures, but in brief: Villa Zarif is a traditional style home built largely from natural stone. The villa offers four bedrooms with three being en-suite with air-conditioning. The spacious air conditioned lounge includes comfy seating, 32” LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and a working open fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, hob, large fridge freezer and a breakfast bar. On the top floor you will find the ‘Den’ with Playstation 2 and funky furnishings. It can easily be turned into a 4th bedroom for children/teenagers as it includes a double sofa bed. The large floor cushions can be used on the roof terrace. We provide a welcome basket on your arrival as well as other conveniences to make your stay run smoothly, including: beach bags, cool bags, mobile phone for local calls & 3 hairdryers, in each of the main bedrooms. Outside: A 32 square metre private swimming pool in a spacious pool terrace with sunbeds and parasols. Inflatables/swimming aids provided. The villa also has a WC and washbasin located in the pool storage room - handy for anyone wet from the pool. Outdoor dining table and seating for up to 10 people as well as BBQ and utensils. Chicken, meatballs and kebabs can be bought fresh from the nearby butchers. A private roof terrace with Kalkan Bay views, has soft furniture, sunbeds, floor cushions and parasol. Gardens to the front and side boast olive and pomegranate trees. Utility Room: Based in the roof terrace away from the living area, the utility has an automatic washing machine, washbasin, ironing board, iron and clothes dryer which can be put on the terrace to dry clothes quickly and easily. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath & hand towels and all bed linen are provided - for up to eight guests. Guests need to provide their own beach/pool towels. The villa will be cleaned and linen/towels changed at the end of each week or partway through a 10-day stay. Other: Large roof terrace, fully furnished with three piece outdoor suite allows you to take in the fabulous 360 deg views of Kalkan while relaxing, dining or sunbathing. Sunbeds and floor cushions are also provided.

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