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Rural Stone Villa With Private Infinity Pool, Sea And Mountain Views.

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Nov-2016
Villa in Islamlar, Kalkan, Mediterranean Turquoise Coast - Peaceful Village Location, 15 Minutes Drive Through Olive Groves And Vineyards To Kalkan And The Sea

Villa Huzur (sleeps 8) has a large open terrace with infinity pool overlooking the sea and mountains and is surrounded by private gardens and olive trees. All bedrooms are en-suite and have balconies with stunning views. This is the place to come for couples, families and groups of friends looking to relax in a peaceful, rural location that gives you a taste of the real Turkey. It is within easy walking distance (500m) of the lovely unspoilt mountain village of Islamlar, with its great trout restaurants, whose trout pools are fed by the clear mountain streams. It is a 15 minute scenic drive through olive groves and vineyards to the upscale coastal town of Kalkan with its great restaurants. If you want to swim in the clear turquoise Mediterranean, explore the myriad of Lycian ruins, hike, ride horses, canoe, kayak, paraglide, sail or dive, there are plenty of opportunities nearby. There are wonderful local markets filled with fresh produce and fish several days of the week.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We fell in love with Turkey many years ago, and in 2012 built Villa Huzur, which has become our much-loved and much-needed antidote to our life and work in Moscow, Russia. Huzur means "peace and tranquility" in Turkish and we experience that every time we come. Our hope is that everyone who stays here gets to experience 'huzur'. We have four grown children who live in New York, Los Angeles and Costa Rica, and we look forward to many years of sharing this house with them, our large extended family,friends and guests. Each time we come we discover something new. We feel grateful and privileged to have a home here.

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25 Reviews

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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

5

An exquisite unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

In a secluded village that is almost two hous from Dalaman airport, it is hard to believe that there is a modern villa with an infinity pool, an awesome view, to provide you with a beautiful memory, and a relaxed vacation. But it is true.

The villa is quite large, having three bedrooms and can easily host 5-6 people. It is extremely clean, and very well equipped. From the nut cracker, to the promegrnate juicer, to the bed mosquito net if you fancy using one: Villa Huzur seems to have it all.

We especially liked the hospitality attitude that governed the experience. Feel free to use all the condiments you may find. If you emoty something, be considerate and refill it for the next tenant.

The owner was quite helpful and fast responding to our inqiuries and concerns. We loved our stay so much, and we hope we can repeat it again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa in the mountains above Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at about midnight on our first day following a transfer from Dalaman airport - we used a company called Define Tours who were excellent - we also hired a car from them which they delivered to the villa the next day (would recommend the Dacia Duster we had which coped with some of the rugged roads well). We were met by the caretaker of the villa (Bayram) who was very friendly and showed us around the villa. The next day we awoke to the most amazing views from the bedroom window of the valley below the villa and the sea around Kalkan. The villa has been appointed to a very high standard and everything inside and outside is made using high quality materials. Air conditioning throughout which was needed on some nights. The pool area is excellent with a 10m infinity pool which overlooks the valley and the sea and has comfortable sun loungers. The shaded seating areas provided a great place to sit and relax. The outside eating area is also shaded with a huge parasol - another 3 huge parasols around the pool provide ample shading during the hottest part of the day. The villa is secluded and even though there is another villa nearby it felt very private. Islamlar village centre is just over half a km away and has a couple of shops for bread and basic food items. The land at the back of the villa was great for exploring (we came across a tortoise one day!). Overall we had a fantastic holiday at this comfortable and secluded villa and would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Huzur is genuinely top notch

  • 5 of 5

We (5 of us) had a most wonderful 2 week stay at Villa Huzur. Correspondence with the owners was easy, prompt and helpful. We arrived just after the attempted coup (2016) & expected to experience some impact, at least at the Dammam airport. This was trouble free and very secure without being intimidating, elsewhere was completely normal. We strongly recommend renting a car as there is so much open to you. The Villa is on the fringe of Islamlar and both are delightful. The local food is exceptional both in quality and value. The images perfectly reflect the accommodation standard. We will definitely return.

Book it - you won't regret.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Villa in beautiful mountain setting

  • 5 of 5

3 generations in our party all loved Villa Huzur - a great place to relax and unwind in the lovely lush mountain above Kalkan. Perfect accommodation with lots of room inside and outside. Comfortably furnished with a good mix of modern furniture with lovely Turkish touches. We loved the many different places outside in which to sit and relax. There are great local restaurants in Islamlar, within walking distance while the pretty tourist town of Kalkan is a relatively short (but steep) drive away. Both the owner and the local manager are very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend Villa Huzur to anyone who wants to feel close to authentic rural Turkey but not too far from the coast - best of both worlds! Hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our friends thought we were crazy when we told them we’re going to Turkey for our family holiday but Villa Huzur is a world apart. Nestled high in the hills over Kalkan among farmer neighbours who looked after the property and tended the vegetable garden we felt safer there than in our home in rural Ireland! The standard of accommodation is truly 5 star, the spectacular photos on the website don’t lie. One of those special places that exceed all your expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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relax

  • 5 of 5

Villa Huzur exceeded our expectations. We spent 10 days in Islamlar and Villa Huzur was a great location for 2 families to spend time together. There are many different seating locations in the house and garden , so that no one feels crowded allowing the possibility to spend time together or alone.

The cooler evening temperatures in Islamlar were very welcomed after a day in the sun.

We were able to do basic shopping in Islamlar but for getting around one needs a car. We made many day trips Ölü Deniz approx. 1 hour, Kas, Kapudas beach, Sakklikent Gorge, boat trip from Kalkan harbour; all great day trips and the other days we just enjoyed the wonderful pool and terrace.

Unfortunately we didn't visit any restaurants in Islamlar because we found the great kitchen, barbecue and the relaxing location suited our needs.

Great book and DVD collection. Friendly neighbors, from whom we bought eggs.

House and garden were clean and well maintained and I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Huzur to friends and acquaintances, who need to recharge their batteries and who want to experience a little less touristy Turkey.

Great customer service from Alicia and Bayram.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

When I first visited Islamlar I fell in love with it. It felt like another world, a slower pace, surrounded by nature, peace and quiet. The smells of pine and wild thyme, the abundance of olive trees, grapevines, pomegranate orchards, orange and lemon trees took my breath away. We decided to build a traditional stone and wood house but with all the comfort and luxury of a modern home. I love the village, the smiles and generosity of our neighbors, hearing the children playing in the local school, waking to the sound of goats, chickens or the call to prayer. Sitting out at night under the incredibly clear stars and hearing owls hooting. The area feels remote, like being in another time, but is only 15 minutes away from bustling Kalkan. I love going to the weekly markets and filling my basket with wonderful fruit and veg, fresh fish, local bread, cheese and honey.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For those interested in hiking the Lycian way, several parts of the trail are in the area and the best time for this is off season, as it is cooler. You can go horse riding, canoeing, kayaking and diving. There are bird watching and botanical excursions available as well as a multitude of ancient Lycian ruins to visit, including Patara, Xanthos, Letoon, Myra, Sidyma, Pinara, Tlos etc. You can visit the Greek island of Meis for the day, or the spectacular Saklikent Gorge, try paragliding in Kas, or take a boat trip to visit the sunken city of Kekova, visit the fascinating ruins of an abandoned Greek village on the hillside of KayaKoy near Fethiye; the possibilities and diversity of this part of Turkey are endless.

Coast/Beach:

The closest beach and beach clubs are 15 minutes drive away in Kalkan. Kaputas beach is beautiful and half way between Kalkan and Kas, about 20 minutes drive. The famous 12 kms long sandy beach of Patara, where Loggerhead turtles still nest, is next to the ruins of the ancient Lycian city of Patara, just 20 minutes drive.

Travel:

Due to the rural nature of the house a car is essential. The closest airport is Dalaman, about 1.5 hours drive. Antalya is the next closest, with a beautiful 2.5 hour drive over the mountains, or 3.5 along the scenic coast road. You can rent a car from the airport, or book an airport transfer and pick up your rental in Kalkan. We can assist with arranging airport transfers and car rental.

Distances:

Kalkan is 10-15 minutes away. Kas is 30 minutes along the stunningly beautiful coast road. Patara beach and ruins are 20 minutes away.

Fethiye is an hours drive.

Further Details:

Islamlar, which has a working water-driven flour mill, is known for its delicious trout restaurants, whose trout pools are fed by mountain streams, and has a small local shop and barbers.

The idyllic town of Kalkan on Turkey's dramatic Turquoise Coast nestles at the foot of the Taurus Mountains above a small, picturesque harbour. Its colourful, narrow lanes are lined with small shops selling antiques, carpets, jewellery, leather goods and souvenirs. Whitewashed houses with shuttered windows and carved timber balconies tumbling with bougainvillea, lead down to an ancient harbour, where Kalkan's many rooftop restaurants and pavement cafes are located. From here, overlooked by a white mosque, the fish are brought ashore in the morning and the wooden gullets sail out on their day trips around the bays and outlying islands. More practical outlets such as small supermarkets, chemists, and banks with ATM machines are to be found higher up the main street, away from the harbor.

Kas is a 30 minute drive along the spectacular coast road. As in Kalkan, there are plenty of boat trips and diving trips on offer at the harbour, and tandem paragliding for the more adventurous. Lots of interesting shops and good cafes and restaurants in the old part of town, plus beach clubs and cafes for relaxing and swimming.

The climate in Turkey is similar to southern California, and the sea is the colour of turquoise. Whether you want to relax by your own pool or on sun-drenched beaches, visit ancient sites, or shop at local markets, there is something for everyone here. Consider also coming off season, during half term or Easter holidays, where there are still limitless charms and activities to enjoy. This coast has 300 days of sunshine a year, so you have a good chance of sunny weather most of the time. We swam in the sea in early November and it was delightful.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£1,250
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£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your stay.


Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, but we are happy to be flexible depending on our other bookings. Check in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check out is by 11 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices shown for the property are in GBP/UK pounds.

Payment is by wire transfer. 25% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance and security deposit are due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the peace and quiet, experiencing village life, walking in the olive groves and vineyards, the pine forests, or through the village. We love to swim in our own pool while admiring the changing views of the sea and the mountains. Having a day punctuated by the call to prayer from the local mosque echoing round the valley. Discovering different birds at different times of the year. Having freshly squeezed pomegranate and orange juice for breakfast every day! We are within 30 minutes drive of many of the major Lycian ruins, so it is easy to go and visit in the afternoons, after spending time relaxing by the pool. We are constantly amazed by the beauty and diversity of this part of Turkey, from mountains, to valleys, to beaches and islands, there is always something to see or do.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are en-suite travertine wet-rooms, with rain showerheads. Olive soap, towels, bamboo bathrobes and hairdryers are all provided. All hot water is solar powered and bathrooms have underfloor heating for winter use.

Bedrooms

  • 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: Bed 1 - king sized bed. Bed 2 - queen sized bed. Bed 3 - twin beds/king size bed. Studio bedroom - king sized bed and its own living room. All bedrooms have good storage, French windows and balconies with views of sea, mountain, and/or olive groves.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and pine forests Villa Huzur was built in the traditional style using local stone and wood, emanating simple, tasteful luxury. It has been designed for year-round use, with air conditioning/heating in every room plus a log fire and underfloor heating. We have used local materials and local tradesmen, and furnished it with Turkish rugs, cushions, furniture and artwork to make the house comfortable and personal. The property offers private, spacious and relaxed living, inside and out. The elevation of 700 meters provides a light breeze and cooler temperatures than the heat of the coast in summer. Outside: The house is set on a hillside with a seasonal stream running down the side of the property. It has an olive grove on the hill behind, and several garden areas with fruit trees and shady areas to sit. There is a huge travertine terrace surrounding the house, with a private saltwater infinity pool, stone barbecue, outdoor dining table and chairs, shaded cushioned seating area, sun-beds, large parasols and outdoor shower. There is a vegetable garden for guests' use with a raised cushioned seating area shaded by a grapevine for lazy afternoons. There is a shaded garage area and parking for 2-3 cars. There is a portable fire pit and a basket of fleece blankets to wrap up in on chilly evenings under the stars. This is a peaceful and quiet area with only the sound of birds, the odd cockerel, goats and chickens, and the evocative call to prayer from the mosque echoing around the valley to remind you this is a country with a rich and diverse cultural history. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. There are covered washing lines outside where clothes dry within hours, and an internal drying rack for a wet day in winter. There is a separate WC downstairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, pool towels and linen are provided and will be changed weekly when the property is cleaned. The pool and terrace are cleaned daily. Bayram and Zainab look after the house for us. You can call them if you have questions or need anything. Other: The separate studio with 4th en-suite bedroom has a large living room, with wooden mezzanine, providing a separate quiet area and French windows. Villa Huzur is designed for year-round use, with log fire, underfloor heating, and AC/heating.

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