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Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Sea Views Over Kalkan Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kisla area of Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Quiet Location Less Than 5 Minute Walk To The Sea (Local Beach Club)

Swallows rest is a spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with stunning uninterrupted views over the bay from all floors of the villa and the garden. The villa has its own private pool and benefits from generous outside living space. A shop and local restaurants are within a short walking distance and the main centre of Kalkan is easily reached by water taxi from the beach club, private taxi or by Dolmus.

Karen Ponsford
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Karen Ponsford

My husband and I both live and work in Colchester with our two teenage children (18 and 15). We lead very busy lives, but manage to visit Kalkan at least twice a year.

Karen Ponsford purchased this villa in 2010

Why Karen Ponsford chose Kalkan

Turkey has been a firm favourite of ours as a holiday destination over the last 20 years. It was therefore the obvious choice when we decided to invest in a second home.

First on our wish list was a coastal location away from lots of crowds, second was a sea view and third was easy access to areas of historical interest. Kalkan ticked all the boxes and more.

What makes this villa unique

The whole family enjoy their holidays in Kalkan. Our youngest son has learnt to dive. Our eldest son enjoys the beach clubs and the lively nightlife of high season. We all enjoy eating out at the numerous high quality restaurants

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was just perfect for our needs. Swallows Rest offered particularly spacious bedrooms and ensuites. The view from the balconies was absolutely beautiful. The villa is about a 20-30 minute walk (depending on your speed!) down to Kalcan town. The super efficient taxi service costs about £6. We had a fantastic week and will book with Karen and Derek again. (Oct 11)

We enjoyed a weeks stay in this very nice villa with stunning views across the bay. Kalkan although quite hilly is a beautiful place to stay. The villa catered for all our needs. It was very spacious and was well equipped. The pool was warm and was used by us frequently, as was the table tennis table next to it. The excellent air conditioning enabled us to sleep well, in the intense August heat. Would recommend this nice villa.(Sept 11)
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/ shower over, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower and wc. Shower room with wc on ground floor leading from main living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and wall mounted safe. Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with double bed and 2 single beds. All bedrooms lead onto a balcony with sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outside: Swallows rest has its own private pool and secluded private garden. On the poolside level of the villa there is a shaded open air room with stone columns offering a retreat when the sun becomes too hot in the height of summer. This sheltered area also provides the perfect space for a second dining area/BBQ area. Sun loungers and umbrella can be used around the pool or within the secluded garden. The pool is cleaned daily. A table tennis table is available by the poolside. The villa has an alarm for added security. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels are available for guests but holiday makers are requested to bring their own beach towels. The villa is cleaned and linen changed weekly.


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Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Sea Views Over Kalkan Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Awesome place for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Really, the villa is awesome. The size is bigger more than it was described by Karen, It was clean and organised.

Unfortunately we did not meet Karen in person, but Tamer who is responsible for the villa was there, he is very helpful, has fast response and answers.

The location is near to a small beach, market for basic stuff. also, there is a sea taxi which go to Kalkan where are many activities and markets,....etc.

Even we were there in October, but it was still sunny so we enjoyed the pool, tennis table and BBQ.

Thanks a lot Karen and Tamer. Hope see you again :)


  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa regards Karen
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A beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Swallows Rest in August. The property has outstanding views across the bay to central Kalkan. The villa is in Kisla, about a 5 min (£3-4) taxi ride into the heart of Kalkan.

The photos don't do this justice - it is spacious (4 floors) with magical views. It's an older style property that we immediately felt relaxed in (previous Kalkan villas we've stayed in have been pristine/sterile) The owner Karen was wonderful. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa. (Karen)
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Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The sea around Kalkan provide some of the best venues for scuba diving along the Mediterranean. Dive centres are situated in both Kalkan and nearby Kas. Other "wet" sports available nearby are water skiing, river rafting and fishing.


The villa is situated in Kisla a quiet area of Kalkan and is less than 6 minutes walk to the sea and local beach club.

A number of other beach clubs are dotted around the bay and can be accessed by water taxi from the main harbour in Kalkan.

Kalkan town pebble beach can be accessed via the water taxi (in tourist season). The beautiful sandy beaches at Patara and Kaputas are a short drive away or alternatively can be accessed by dolmus.


The village of Kalkan is approximately a 80 minute drive from Dalaman airport.

Dalaman is served by a number of airlines including easyjet, thomas cook, thomson and monarch, with various departure airports including Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast. The flying time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Car hire can be easily arranged (the roads in turkey are relatively new and the traffic is light). Alternatively your airport transfer can be arranged by taxi by prior arrangement.


Kalkan is a great base for day excursions to the ancient Lycian sites of the Xanthos Valley, which includes the ancient sites of Tlos, Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara.

Why not visit Europe's second longest gorge Saklikent and explore its caves and waterfalls, canoe along the Xanthos river or quadbike along Patara beach.

All the above are easily accessible by car or by dolmus that run regularly from the main square. Trips can also be arranged locally through a number of agencies based in the town.

Further Details:

A welcome pack consisting of a few basic provisions is provided for your convenience on arrival. If you have any special requirements please ask.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Small discounts for under occupancy may be available out of high season, please enquire.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day may be flexible depending on bookings.
Guests may access the villa from 15.30 on the day of your arrival and must leave the villa by 11.00 on the day of departure. These times may be negotiable - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.