Villa in Kalamar Bay, Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk to Local Shops, Restaurants and Beach Clubs
Set just above the impressive Kalamar Bay, at the base of the Taurus Mountains. Villa Jodaruya’s location makes the most of the uninterrupted sea views. The centre of Kalkan with its picturesque harbour and chic restaurants is only a 20 minute walk away. There is a 10 minute walk to the nearest Supermarket and local restaurants. A short down hill walk brings you to two beach clubs by the sea in Kalamar Bay.
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About the Owner
Jodaruya is owned by Joyce and David Fisher. We live in England most of the year, but are both semi retired and are lucky enough to be able to spend 3 months each year in our beautiful villa. We have four daughters and eight grandchildren who come out to stay with us when we are there (though thankfully, not all at the same time) We didn't rent the villa out for the first four years, but as it was lying empty during the summer months we decided to have a go at renting in 2010. Although it was a worry at first we have had such good reviews from our guests, it gives us a sense of satisfaction that other people enjoy it as much as we do. We have had repeat bookings every year since, which sort of says it all.
Guestbook comments from the owner
*We've just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks at Villa Jodaruya. The villa exceeded our expectations in every aspect and the views from every room were incredible. The owner Dave was very helpful in answering any queries we had prior to the trip and everything went smoothly from start to finish. This was our 2nd visit to Kalkan but our first to this villa. It wont be our last! The Kalamar Bay area is beautiful and is now our preferred area, as its so quiet and peaceful.
*our second year at the villa, and still its as excellent as the first time. fantastic veiws , fantastic villa and fantastic people . kalkan is a lovely place and definately worth a visit. this villa is highly recomeneded.
*With Views to die for, Jodaruya exceeded our expectations and was simply the best place to be in Turkey this year! From the moment we opened the front door the villa exceeded all expectations and after 2 weeks we were sorry to say goodbye.
5 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
We all absolutely loved this villa; this is the 4th time we have visited Kalkan and this was our best villa yet. The villa was immaculate and very well equipped (we don't usually use a TV on holiday but access to the BBC was much appreciated for the Olympics!). We particularly liked the out-door area and the good sized pool; the view was stunning. Location wise we actually really liked Kalamar - this was our first venture into the area. It was about a 25 minute walk into town, but past some excellent bars and restaurants on the way (we caught taxis back!). There are some good bars and restaurants within a 5 min walk of the villa and the Kalamar beach club is just down the hill. We definitely hope to return.
What a view!
Loving the villa (even better than the pictures and the description); it's great location, the fab views of the bay, the large infinity pool, the roof top area, the perfect weather, the welcome pack, (especially the cold Efes (Turkish beer)), the comfortable sun loungers, the many tv channels, the help from the owners prior to going, including sorting out a hire car, the information pack, (make sure you visit Saklikent Gorge, Kapatus Beach and the Kalamar Beach Club), in fact pretty much the whole package!
We had stayed close by two years previously but this villa was a big step up and now there are a few more restaurants (particularly Yelken) locally it is even better as a wonderful holiday location. We would recommend this to both family and friends.
Villa Jodaruya - Excellent
We arrived late at night and it was so nice to find the essential provisions in the fridge ( plus a bottle of wine and some Efes). This meant after a long days travelling we could just sit outside and relax waiting to see the views the next morning.
And what a view you wake up to!! you can spend all day looking across the bay and watching the boats as well as the mountains. The villa is really well equipped and very spacious for 6 people both inside and out meaning everyone can have their own space to enjoy the villa.
There are so many restaurants within walking distance, it makes an ideal location to enjoy Kalkan and surrounding areas. Thank you Dave for allowing us to stay.
Villa Jodaruya Kalcan
This was our 4th visit to this beautiful well equipped villa. we wanted to take all the family this time to see for themselves just what a fantastic holiday this is. The views from the villa are amazing, kalcan is a lovely town with some fantastic resturants and cafes, the local beach club was very popular with the younger family members. Can't wait to go back again next year but have been told i will have to take the whole family again.
Jodaruya Villa - Dolce Vita
Jodaruya is really a very special place for many reasons: villa comfort and facilities; location in Kalkan (and within Turkey): local villa service and helpfulness of Dave Fisher (the owner). All in all we had a fabulous 10 day stay at the villa – more or less perfect in all respects.
Our party was two families of three (in-laws/out-laws), which the villa accommodated easily with no feeling of being squeezed-in. There is plenty of space and areas to get away from it all if you need to. All three main bedrooms are generously sized, nicely furnished and decorated (with AC, which is a must). Downstairs is massive and very well equipped – again furnished and decorated to a high standard. Outside, there are a number of seating areas to the rear of the building, one in the front and one on the top floor. The main area to the rear overlooks the bay, which is superb given the location of the villa – above the others in the local area – an uninterrupted view. The pool is really exceptional – generously sized with an infinity effect looking out to sea.
The villa is located in the Kalamar Bay area about 2 km from Kalkan. Kalamar has local restaurants and hotels and few shops to keep you well provisioned (the shops have the same prices as those in Kalkan – and you can change money at a good rate (forget the banks!)). There is the so-called Kalamar Beach Club, which we didn’t use but has diving, skiing, jet ski etc. facilities. ‘Beach’ is an exaggeration as all the coast in Kalamar is actually rock. Next to the Kalamar Beach Club is another beach club (free). Nice for a swim – the water is great. Both these clubs are short 5 min walk from the villa (down a steep hill – the journey back needs some determination but well worth it!).
Visits to Kalkan are a must. A lovely place with really (genuinely) friendly people. Originally Greek village, its great place to explore. Plenty of restaurants for all budgets and the usual souvenir shops. Try the market on a Thursday (you can buy the ‘usual’ stuff). A boat trip is really worthwhile – for a day if you can. We hired a boat, which takes you sedately around the bay – and the crew looked after us really well (cooking was great!). You can walk to Kalkan, about 20/25 minutes, which is OK in the evening. For the less enthusiastic taxis are easily available with fixed fares.
David was very helpful during booking. He organised pick-up at the airport for us for stress free trip to (and from) the villa. Locall
This was our 4th visit to Kalkan but our first to the Kalamar bay region. Would definitely recommend this villa, it is really well equipped and the pool was the best ever! We especially liked the comfortable outside sitting area where we spent many relaxing evenings,my bro in law enjoyed many morning swims which were just a short walk down the hill to the beach, we hope to visit again in the hopefully not to distant future, so glad we booked this villa!!
From the Owner
“Like most people we had spent many many years going on holiday all over Europe and other places in the world and always dreamt about owning a holiday home abroad. Although we had been to lots of lovely places nowhere really ticked all the boxes. Then in 2003 we found the Kalamar district of Kalkan. That first time we had booked a hotel. I had spoken to the owner the day before for directions, telling him what time we would be getting there. When we arrived we parked our hire car over the road from the hotel and as we got out we heard a voice say "Welcome David" This turned out to be Zeynal the owner and from that day on we have felt at home and welcome in Kalkan. Ruya is Turkish for dream and Joda is short for Joyce and David hence the villa's name JODARUYA It is our dream.”
Activity and Interests
Kalkan which was Described by Tapestry Holidays as the most picturesque harbour in the Mediterranean, is situated on Turkeys spectacular Turquoise coast, nestled in a beautiful bay at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. In only a 20 minute drive you can find the stunning Patara beach with its long sandy beach and beach café. You can sit back and enjoy the view of the sailing boats passing by on the sparkling sea. Ten minutes drive the other way is Kaputas beach with its stunning Turquoise sea.
Villa Jodaruya is a 90 minute drive from Dalaman Airport which is the nearest Airport to Kalkan. Whilst a car is not essential there are lots of places to visit within easy reach of Kalkan which can be enjoyed with the convenience of a hire car.
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Please refer to availability calendar for available dates. Initial booking requests can be made by e mail or telephone. A 25% non refundable deposit will secure all bookings with full balance due 8 weeks before start date. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required against any breakages and damage. This will be refunded within 7 days of departure providing our agent has found everything to be in order after checking the villa.Please Note: We do not accept single sex groups.
Our changeover day, check in and out times are flexible. Due to the high amount of late night flights we are trying to leave a night between bookings. If two bookings finish and start on the same day, check out time is 10am and earliest check in is 4pm.
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From the Owner
“Set just above the impressive Kalamar Bay, at the base of the Taurus Mountains. Villa Jodaruya’s location makes the most of the uninterrupted sea views. The centre of Kalkan with its picturesque harbour and chic restaurants is only a 20 minute walk away. There is a 10 minute walk to the nearest Supermarket and local restaurants. A short down hill walk brings you to two beach clubs by the sea in Kalamar Bay. Whilst there are lots of lovely villas in Kalkan with beautiful views you will find that lots of those views are from a roof or bedroom terrace. Jodaruya has uninterrupted views from right across the front of the pool terrace so there is no need to go upstairs for that fabulous vista.”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-Suite Bathroom in Master Bedroom. Large Family Bathroom set between Bedrooms 2 & 3. Poolside toilet and outside shower. Small wetroom and toilet on third floor by roof terrace.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and walk in Wardrobe with fantastic views of Kalamar Bay. Bedroom 2 has a King sized bed, balcony and equally fantastic views of Kalamar Bay. Bedroom 3 is set up as a Twin but can be changed to a Super King Size.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Villa Jodaruya is air-conditioned throughout. It has free internet access and a telephone for free local calls such as taxi's and restaurant reservations. For your convenience you can receive incoming calls from family and friends. There is a Hairdryer in each bedroom. A welcome pack of essentials is supplied when you arrive. Cot and high chair are available if required. Local managing agent to help with any queries or advice. Weekly clean and linen change is include in price. Outside: There’s a larger than average 14m x 5m kidney shaped, infinity pool with an overall depth of 1.5m. Surrounding the pool there is a spacious terrace with sun loungers complete with thick padded cushions on which to relax. Large parasols are provided to keep you shaded. For your convenience the pool area has its own outside toilet and outdoor shower A shaded pergola area with comfortable garden furniture provides an ideal place to relax and soak in the views. Excellent outside lighting creates a wonderful evening ambience providing you with the opportunity to eat out and relax in the evening, you could even experience night time swimming in the illuminated pool. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, washing machine, hair dryer (in each bedroom) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hand & bath towels are included but guests need to bring their own beach towels. Linen is included and cleaned before guests arrive and changed mid-week.