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Luxury Private Villa with large infinity Pool/Jacuzzi and awesome views

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Islamlar, Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Hidden Rural Gem, Inspirational Mountain Setting Yet Only A 15 Min Drive To Nearest Beach

Mountainside Retreat is the ultimate relaxation destination. Private, luxurious and spacious living, whether indoor or outdoor. Inside is an open plan living area comprising of a dining area, comfy seating area with traditional hand-made iron sofas and chairs and an open fire centre piece. Additionally, there is a large roof terrace with seating from which to admire the spectacular views of the lush green rural valley and Patara beach in the distance. Outside is the magnificent pool terrace, all on one level, with infinity pool and Jacuzzi (for the sole use of villa guests), together with sun loungers, parasols hammocks, bean bags and other seating. Additionally, there is a wooden, pergola type, shaded outside area comprising bar, BBQ and dining area together with a traditional, slightly raised, cushioned seating area known locally as a Kosh (kirsch). Take a few steps down to the garden terrace and on down to the purpose built games room.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Michelle

Welcome! My name is Michelle and my partner is Mel. We have travelled far and wide in search for the perfect spot in which to spend more time. We discovered Islamlar with its breath taking views and unspoilt way of life and sophisticated Kalkan which is a short distance away. We realised we had found an idyllic place. In July 2011 Mountainside Retreat Villa was born. We love the area so much we then built a smaller traditional Mountain Villa ready for 2015! Ref: tk 4685. A haven to escape from the stress of everyday life. I also run Yoga Retreats at the larger villa with a special programme for deep relaxation and time out. Please enquire if interested. Please do ring with any queries regarding the villas!

Michelle purchased this villa in 2011

Why Michelle chose Kaş

Mountainside Retreat Villa is set off the beaten track in a unique setting nestling into the mountains, which is why we chose it . Every window has a view of the stunning scenery, there is a sense of being with nature. Various forms of wildlife have been seen including a regular visit from a tortoise.

We love the area because there is so much to explore from ancient ruins to quad biking or simply catching the sun rays at the famous sandy Patara beach. The villa has distant views of the sea at Patara. We can travel for miles without seeing other cars which is bliss.

We feel the villa has the best of both worlds with its privacy and quietness yet a short drive to Kalkan and many other areas, we love this contrast.

What makes this villa unique

One of the benefits is complete privacy. It is one of the few villas can that boast an infinity/jacuzzi pool overlooking mountains, nature and a lush green valley, it is awesome! It has lots of space including 'head space'

The villa lends itself to various ages from children/teenagers/elderly. The villa is suitable for young children and provides a high chair, cot and even a hand built in sand pit which is made from marble, some toys are also provided.

There are various restaurants to choice from all nearby including our local fresh trout farm/restaurant which serves a lovely fresh breakfast and is open all day and evening. This is run by Ali's family (our manager and friend). He is also available for any queries, emergencies or just to help you settle at the villa.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please clean the bbq after use No loud music/noise after 11 pm
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En suites to all bedrooms designed and built as wet rooms with shower, wall hung WC, wash basin with vanity unit mirror and light above. Master bedroom with corner Jacuzzi bath with shower over. All bathrooms finished exclusively in polished marble.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size double, bedrooms 2-5 all doubles and fitted as twins with 2 x’s single beds. All have handmade wooden bed side unit, wardrobe and dresser. Access to balcony with seating outside.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: On arrival you will find a small complimentary welcome pack. We have also put together a “Mountainside Retreat ” booklet which provides: emergency contact numbers (English speaking), local supermarkets; restaurants; market days; barbers (a must whilst in Turkey!), beaches and other useful information. Smoking is not permitted within the villa, but is allowed outside on the terraces. Within the villa all rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, which can also be used to heat the villa if required. There is an open fire place within the living area. We have obtained the services of 3 government accredited tour guides within Kalkan. They will be happy to advise on any guiding needs, from the informal quad biking and horse riding to the wonderful historical enlightenment of the Lycian legacy. The Villa is geared up to families with children. We provide a high chair, full size wooden cot, travel cot suitable for 0-3yrs which has a changing mat, cot mobile etc., There is a sand-pit. Outside: Stunning views down the valley towards the sea with Patara beach in the distance. Within the main terrace is the private large infinity pool and Jacuzzi together with a large selection of wooden sun loungers, easy chairs, bean bags and hammocks. Next to the main terrace (same level) is a large feature shaded dining area. Its similar to a Pagoda made from chunky trees with a bamboo top where we will eventually grow a vine. Within this is a marble bar with a locally made iron hanging space for glasses/sink/fridge. There is a large BBQ made from local chalk and a simple iron BBQ. A traditional Turkish shaded seating area,with carpetted cushions known as a “Kosh” is great for siesta! The village of Islamlar is a short distance away and provides bakery and shops together with several restaurants. Sitting by the pool a wonderful sunset can be seen, clear skies and many bright stars. From your balcony there are wonderful sounds from a variety of birds (useful to take your binoculars) Utility Room: Separate utility/store room on the roof terrace with washing machine, sink, ironing board and professional continuous steam iron. Storage area for bed linen, towels and blankets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included, changed weekly. The villa is cleaned weekly whilst the pool is cleaned daily. Arrangements can be made for additional maid services, paid locally. We can also arrange catering to suit, again paid locally. Other: The villa benefits from a large roof terrace, expansive pool terrace with an 11 metre infinity pool. The games room is equipped with pool table, air hockey, table football, cross-trainer and there is table tennis outside in the large shaded area.


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Luxury Private Villa with large infinity Pool/Jacuzzi and awesome views
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  • 5 of 5

I don't think I have the words to describe what a fantastic holiday my family and I had. The last couple of years we have toured around a little which meant me driving hours from place to place. It was time for a little rest.

We decided we needed a relaxing holiday as we have two extremely sporty boys (8 and 14). A pool was a must plus finding a villa that would give us all some space. We found it...and more so.

From the very point of booking, Michelle made things extremely easy. Any questions I had were answered very quickly.

The drive from Dalamar takes about 90 mins and it was very easy to find Ali (as instructed). He then got on his scooter and we followed up to the villa.

Oh my! What a view....what a stunningly beautiful place. To be honest, we weren't prepared for the whole thing. The boys.....straight into the pool. Glass of vino for my wife and I.Then came the sunset. Beautiful.

The villa itself is tucked away down an accessible track, driving past...wait for it...grape vines, pear trees, apple trees, walnut trees and pomegranite trees.

The first morning I got up relatively early, with the little one. Teenager obviously still in bed. I rolled up the kitchen blinds, to see a tortoise wandering up the drive. Then came the goats, a friendly wave to the herder, then breakfast. Not your usual start to the day.

Islamlar itself is a very small hamlet, couple of very local shop/stalls plus restaurants dotted along the road at intervals. We enjoyed the one in the centre and even got picked up and dropped off.

In terms of food and hospitality however, I would strongly recommend Adam's on the way to Kas. We had dinner here but breakfast is the real treat. Adam and his family are lovely and breakfast is something to behold! Worth the drive out of Kalkan.

Michelle's villa is fantastic - one lucky lady to have it and if I am honest, a little jealous! We just need to work out when we will return!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Steve for your wonderful review of our Villa. We are very happy you had such a memorable time and we would love to welcome you and your family back anytime. Michelle and Mel
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Fabulous week away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible villa for a week in early June to escape the busy hectic pace of London life, together with my grown-up children. The view and pool were stunning, so relaxing, and I picked fresh apricots from the tree for breakfast (with permission!). The sounds of the goats climbing the mountain to their high pastures, the distant cockerels and the amazingly rich butterfly life were all highlights, as well as the comfortable hammocks and the ping-pong table where my son and I had many hilarious marathon matches. I will be recommending it widely and returning again soon.

Diana Darke

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback Diana and it has been a delight communicating with you along the way. I am so happy you had such a lovely break and pleased to hear you will be recommending the Villa. Michelle
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Our first holiday in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this mountainside retreat villa during our 1st visit to Turkey. The villa is situated about 20 mins drive up the mountain from the small town of Kalkan which is on the coast.

We can sum up in one word both the villa and our holiday in this area of Turkey - BREATHTAKING.

The villa is lovely and large with everything a famlly of 7 (or more) requires to relax, unwind and enjoy.

From the lovely pool to the amazing views at the villa, to the trips up and down the mountain and into Kalkan, this was quite simply the best holiday our family have ever been on.

We will visit again when we come back here.

Thanks to Michelle for helping us plan and get the most out of the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Mohammed for a lovely review and we are happy you had such a special time at the Villa with your family. It was good to communicate before your stay and answer your queries. It is paramount to us that we listen to our customers requests and improve the villa. We welcome you back anytime. We also have a smaller villa TK4685 which is further down the Mountain.
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Peace in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Mountainside retreat really has the wow factor. Great location with stunning views. The villa itself was very clean and full of mod cons with some great extras like the games room! It's very spacious and the open plan living is perfect for a family holiday.

We spent lots of time at the villa but when we did venture out found a lot to do. The restaurants in Kalkan are great as are the beach clubs. Kas is well worth a visit for a potter about and Kaputas beach is well worth the effort to get to, we did it with a 2 yr on our shoulders!

We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A true moutainside gem

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't fault the villa- clean, well equipped and simply stunning location. Extremely spacious and luxurious and great attention to detail. The pool was great for young children and they enjoyed all the shaded areas around the villa itself.

We visited some lovely restaurants in the local village which were a fraction of the price of the restaurants in Kalkan and provided a more authentic Turkish experience.

Patara beach was magnificent and only a short drive away.

The only thing to be aware of, which the owner states in the advert anyway, is that car hire is essential as all the local amenities are a drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mountain Hideaway On Adventure Coast

  • 5 of 5

Mountainside Retreat really is a wow destination. We couldn't quite believe it when we arrived after the steep 10 minute drive up the valley to the village of Islamlar and stepped out onto the terrace, views to die for and oh SO peaceful.

The location we thought was idyllic with amazing views. We loved being close to a real Turksh village, cooler also than down on the coast. We saw lots of wildlife including a red squirrel, swallows and even a large tortoise under the car one morning. The local goat man herding up and down the rock face at the side of the house is really quite something!

The villa is very spacious, although perhaps a little too big for our family of four. All bedrooms have views and are of a good size so could easily sleep two families. The outside area was large with lots of seating areas. The sunsets are amazing and it's a great place for an evening barbecue or a dip in the infinity pool.

We ventured out most days, there's just so much to do around there. We really enjoyed sea kayaking at Kekova, gulet sailing in Kas, jet skiing in Kalkan and walking 1500m with a guide up the incredible Saklikent gorge. We visited the beaches at Kaputas and our favourite Patara - walk 2 minutes down the beach and you're on your own, even in August. There are also some incredible Lycian ruins in the area, if only the children had been keener ! We organised the day trips ourselves but there's an agent who visits the house who will help you if needed.

We ate out lots, really good food, excellent value and genuinely friendly locals. We tried restaurants in kas, Kalkan and Islamlar as well as the beach cafe at Patara.

A special place in a great part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kaputas Beach
Patara Beach
A fantastic beach approached through the old Byzantine village of Patara. Plenty of parking ...
Village Cafe & Restaurant
Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Village Restuarant
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Kalkan provides the usual array of water sports, including diving, snorkelling, daily boat hire and trips. Additionally, Islamlar lies within the historical Lycian area which boasts a rich and fascinating history. Within the area there are numerous historical sites to visit, including Kekova, Leetoon, Tlos, and Saklikent Gorge. Hamam/Spa: local small hotels provide traditional Hamams, including massage. There are market days in the local main towns with Fethiye’s on Tuesdays, Kalkan’s on Thursday’s, Kas on Wednesday and the local Akbel market on a Sunday. I am running Yoga retreats from the villa, a time to get away and leave any stresses behind. They are suitable for beginners-experienced. Please contact me for more information and dates.


The area is blessed with spectacular beaches-Patara Beach is 30 minutes away; the idyllic Kaputas beach voted in the world’s top 20 by the Sunday Times is 20 minutes away, whilst Kalkan’s beach clubs are 15 minutes away.


The nearest airport is Dalaman, an hour and a half drive away. An alternate is Antalya, some 3 hours distant. We can arrange your transfers to suit and car hire is strongly recommended- unless you wish to relax and unwind entirely at the villa and its immediate surroundings.


Kalkan (right down to the harbour) 10 km.

Kas is a 30 minute drive whilst the bustling shops and harbour of Fethiye is an hour away.

Further Details:

There is a local small shop in Islamlar. In Kalkan (ten minute drive) there is a Pharmacy, good-size Supermarkets open all day until late. Banks with cash points, post-office which exchanges sterling into turkish lire. There are a few good restaurants in Islamlar and over 6o special restaurants in Kalkan. Some have tradional simple Turkish food . Some have sea/harbour or roof top views. We have found the waiters very friendly with excellent service.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kaş, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:

CONDITIONS-BBQ must be left as found, if not, a cleaning surcharge of £50 will apply. When using the infinity pool children must be supervised. You use this villa and its facilities at your own risk and we strongly advice you to take out travel insurance. Visa from https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Changeover Day:
Monday is most popular as more flights then but may be able to adapt to your requirements.

Booking Notes:
Conditions: £300 deposit required before departure, refundable on return, as long as the property has no damage. Rental terms and conditions: A deposit of 25% is required to secure the reservation with the balance payment due 12 weeks prior to departure. Check-in time is from 15:00pm Check-out time 10:00am. This may be negotiable.

Cancellation charges: Up to 12 weeks prior departure loss of deposit. Between 12 and 4 weeks prior departure loss of 50% 4 weeks prior departure loss of 100%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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