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Luxury Private Villa with Infinity Swimming Pool and Spectacular Views



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Villa in Islamlar, Kalkan,Turkey - Stunning Views Down The Valley To The Beach At Patara

Waking up to the stunning views from Villa Esra starts everyday in a magical way. Nestled in the hills above Kalkan and with distant views down the valley to Patara Beach, life here is deeply relaxing and calm yet only a short drive from the delicious, inexpensive simple hillside restaurants of Islamlar and romantic roof top dining in the beautiful town and harbour at Kalkan. Walking from the villa into the pine woods you will come upon a world of serenity and calm yet just minutes away by car from awesome beaches at Patara and Kaputas and enough ancient sites and antiquities to keep the keenest historian fulfilled. Relax in or by the infinity swimming pool or in the covered Sultans Seating area or snooze away the day in one of two hammocks or on the covered roof terrace. For off season visitors why not warm up and chill out in the 8 person sauna!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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“Wow, what a wonderful holiday home in a stunning and peaceful location! We really enjoyed our week at Villa Esra – the house is tastefully furnished and equipped with everything you need. We particularly appreciated the warm welcome and the little touches like a welcome pack and fluffy pool towels! Of course the main attraction was the view at it's most glorious at sunset! I would highly recommend this villa and the village of Islamlar to anyone considering holidaying in this beautiful part of Turkey”. The Bagshawe & Lambton families. Aug 2012.

“The holiday surpassed any expectation we had of the villa, the area and the country. We travelled with our three teenage children and grandparents and there was something for everyone. The Turner family could not have made the booking any easier. The villa is beautiful, with an amazing view; the area is a delight with so many lovely local restaurants to enjoy. To be recommended and we hope to return.” The Beavis family Aug 2012.
Jan 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Villa Esra is the best Villa we've seen !

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esra is superb. We are a family of 5 and had spent one week in Rhodes and then stayed for our second week in Kalkan. The location is awesome, the standard of the villa was top notch, the rooms and facilities were second to none and basically we all wished we had stayed there for the two weeks. There is so much space between seating areas, eating areas balconies and the infinity pool that we spent most of our time at the villa only leaving some evenings to eat out or take a boat trip. Couldn't recommend it highly enough and we all agreed that we would come back. The owners were very helpful and the local couple dropped by every day to check on things. Overall 6 out of 5 stars !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing in this way about your stay at Villa Esra. We are so pleased that everything worked out so well and that you had a wonderful holiday. Deciding to rent out our villa was a difficult decision to make but when we hear about the fun and enjoyment that guests have when staying there and the sense of wonder at the location it makes sharing that much easier! We would love to see you come back. Meanwhile thanks again for spreading the news about this very special area minutes from Kalkan and surrounded by breathtaking views. We will continue to add to and update Villa Esra in little ways so that new guests as well as returning ones can have a holiday to remember in a country that we love and look forward to visiting just as many times as possible. With all good wishes Anthony & Amanda
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Relaxing and authentic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely 2 week stay at Villa Esra. Anthony the owner was very helpful when booking the villa and leading up to our stay. A welcome pack was supplied which see us through until we could get to the supermarket. Tas and his wife who look after the villa were lovely and always on hand if you needed help or advice. The villa is a lovely size for 2 sets of families plenty of space round the pool and indoors. The views and setting are wonderful with the sound of the pray from the local mosque , the little village and locals you feel like you see the real Turkey. We would recommend any of the restaurants in the village they really look after you. The temperature was in the 40's while we was there but because you are up high it doesn't feel this hot. It all made a perfect holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review. It's great to hear that everything worked out very well and that you had a lovely holiday. Unless you have been to Islamlar it's impossible to describe the peace and wonder of the place and yet being only a short drive away from Kalkan and all the variety and choice that it gives with wonderful roof top restaurants, a lovely harbour, great beaches nearby and much much more. Islamlar and Kalkan: truly the best of two worlds in one holiday. With best wishes and thanks for your kind words. Anthony
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Villa Esra twice now. It is very quiet, private with a fantastic view from the mountains hills surrounding Kalkan. It has a lovely sauna too.

We had a overly meal prepared by Hatija and her husband is attentive and polite without being intrusive.

You do need a car but it is such a beautiful place - a long way from driving in Lobdon!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing this review. It was great to have you back again at Villa Esra! It's our own bit of paradise and it's lovely that you enjoy it as much too. With wonderful fresh air to breathe and nature all around we can never wait to get back. [It would be a hat trick next time for you!] Best wishes. Anthony.
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Villa Esra

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esra is a beautiful villa nestled up in the hills with a real " get away from it all" feel. It's a perfect villa for two families and the views down the mountain, particularly at sunset, are incredible. It's a 15 - 20min drive to some fantastic beaches in the surrounding area -a long, sandy beach with shallow water, a beautiful small cove, and lovely beach clubs nestled into the rocks with kayaks, slides, watersports and delicious food. It's quite a trek back up the mountain to the villa but if you want to get away from the humidity and the crowds ( although even in August it wasn't too busy) then it's worth the trip! Anthony was extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with and I would highly recommend his villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review and for expressing your enjoyment - which is what holidays are meant to be all about! I am really pleased that everything worked out so well. Please come back again soon. All best wishes. Anthony
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Gorgeous villa, stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Villa Esra is a great villa. Its really well equipped and maintained and is the perfect size for 2 families of 4 to share. The pool and relaxation areas are gorgeous as is the rest of the villa. The villa is actually better and bigger than it looks in the pictures which is rare! It's located 5 mins drive from the mountain village of Islamlar which is a charming place, with a small supermarket and several restaurants. The people are so friendly, genuine and eager to help. Visiting in the height of the summer we loved being in the mountains away from the hustle and the heat in Kalkan. However being only a 15 minute drive away, you have the best of both worlds. The road up to Islamlar is quite steep in places however so if you are hiring your own transport we would recommend at least a 1.6ltr engine. Anthony the owner provides a fantastic service, with prompt responses to emails and can provide as much information as you need. Altogether a great holiday experience from booking onwards! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Turkey and at Villa Esra. We loved the villa the moment we saw it and it was a difficult decision to rent it out. However we have been blessed with some lovely lovely visitors over the last two years who enjoy this wonderful place as much as we do and leave with happy memories and plans to return. The road from Kalkan to Islamlar has just been resurfaced which was well overdue. This makes the approach to the villa much smoother but we agree that hire cars here are usually underpowered so do go for a 1.6ltr if you can. Hoping to see you back at the villa in the not too distant future. All best wishes. Anthony and Amanda.
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Kalkan Beach, only 15 min drive, is a small pretty beach next to the picturesque fishing harbour with access to nearby islands and beach clubs.

Patara Beach, 20 min drive, is an 18km stretch of glorious unspoiled sand. Wonderful thatched beach restaurant and bar, with shower, changing rooms and WC facilities. Sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.

Kaputas Beach: 20 min drive is a beautiful secluded cove at Kaputas Gorge. There are 100 steps down to a little bit of heaven.


Nearest Airport: Dalaman. Approximate 1 hr 45 minute drive. Car essential.


Islamlar: 5 min drive. Kalkan Town and Beach: 15 min drive. Patara Beach: 25 min drive. Kaputas Gorge and Beach 20 min drive. Kas 40 min drive. Fethiye 1 hour drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure, together with a refundable £500 damages deposit, which will be returned subject to no breakages, damage or loss within two weeks of the final day of the holiday. Flights are not included in the price of the villa.

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Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Competitive Car Hire and Airport Transfers can be arranged if required.

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Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have marble floors and tiles. Master has shower room and separate jacuzzi room overlooking roof terrace. Double has ensuite bathroom, Twins have ensuite shower rooms. Two additional shower room on the ground floor and next to Sauna.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have air conditioning and ensuite bath or shower room. Master Bedroom has its own large private roof terrace with shaded seating area, super king size bed and open fireplace. Bedroom 2: king size bed and Bedrooms 3 and 4: twin single beds.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly Maid Service for Villa cleaning towels and sheets. Separate pool towels provided. Daily Pool Cleaning and maintenance Other: Sauna Room for up to 8 people with attached shower room.

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