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Traditional House In The Heart Of Kalkan Old Town.



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Old town house in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey. - Within 2 Minutes Lazy Stroll Of The Harbour, Beach And Restaurants

The Ivy House is a First Degree listed property, fully renovated in 2006 by a renown local developer. The house is built in traditional stone with a modern interior, the thick stone walls helping to keep rooms cool during the summer and retaining heat in the cooler months.

The Ivy House is situated in the heart of the old town and is thought to be around 100 years old on the exterior, a Grape vine twists it's way up the front of the house resting on the roof top pergola to give shade when required during the long lazy days in the sun.

Kalkan is blessed with some of the best restaurants in Turkey and regardless of budget you will find it hard to be disappointed with any of them, a cosmopolitan destination that retains its character year after year.

Kalkan is a great base for exploring the ancient cities in the Lycian area as well as having access to water sports, para gliding and river canoeing.

A great place to do nothing or a lot, it's up to you!

For history lovers the ancient Lycian sites of Tlos, Patara, Kekova, Xanthos, Pinara and Simena are all nearby. For excitement and fun the Saklient gorge is a must do! At least once and rafting and mud baths are optional, water sports for everyone and paragliding for the strong of heart. Sun lovers can just while away the hours at Patara, Kalkan beach or beach clubs, on a great roof terrace or a day on the many gastronomic boat trips.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have been married for 29 years and have a 24 year old Daughter, living in East Yorkshire for the past 16 years we fell in love with Kalkan when our friends recommended a visit in 2000, 26 visits later we bought The Ivy House. We are near to completing our first year and it's been pretty amazing, 5 star reviews, great feedback and a team that can't seem to do wrong looking after the house(we are staying with them for 2016. We hope you will love it as much as we do.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Superb house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Ivy House. Everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing holiday. The location is perfect right in the old town just a short walk to the harbour and town beach but still tucked away for seclusion and peace. We loved chilling out on the roof terrace which we used for breakfast and evening drinks. The house is very tastefully decorated and is really home from home. Rubbish is collected and agents are on hand if and when needed. A really enjoyable holiday in a wonderful house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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super house in lovely kalkan

  • 5 of 5

a perfect home for a holiday in kalkan. quirky & very well furnished and equipped & with great views from the balcony & roof terrace. loved being just a few minutes from kalkan beach, and the hustle & bustle of village life yet so quiet! kalkan is a beautiful village, friendly & with great restaurants- a super family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Tim and Clare.
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at the ivy house tremendously. All the facilities were excellent. Hoping to visit again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house - great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than we expected . Great location – minutes from the beach and restaurants. Spacious rooms, well equipped - everything clean and well maintained with a fabulous sun terrace. Everything you could need and more, plus local back up if any problems. Would definitely use this house again , if it was available and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really nice and well furnished home provided respite for our ladies who preferred comfort ashore rather than thrills and spills aboard a 50ft chartered Yacht along the coast from Gocek to Kekova (and back). They were able to join the yacht daily and get Taxis back each night. Wonderful location for visiting nearby Lycian sites of which Patara is very close and many others further away easily reached by taxi or bus. The owners are well established in Kalkan and locals most helpful in moving in etc.. Strongly recommended as a holiday location with or without a Yacht.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you back one day.
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Quality and tasteful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Iv y House, and would recommend this property as a lovely well appointed house, , for a holiday in Kalkan. We appreciated the cleanliness and the service,, especially the lovely staff who came in to carry this out efficiently and in a courteous and friendly manner.

Very good experience and while so close to the centre of Kalkan, it was very peaceful.

P Boyd.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased The Ivy House in 2014 after falling in love with the unique charms of Kalkan on our first visit in 2000. Our home in Kalkan has long been a dream! Now reality.

Activity and Interests


The local town beach is less than 2 minutes away and is mainly pebbly, Patara beach is 12 km of pure sand and home to nesting Loggerhead Turtles, reachable by Dolmus, taxi or car approx 10 km and Kaputas beach, reached by many steps is small but stunning at the mouth of a gorge, also 10km away.


Kalkan is served mainly by Dalaman Airport which is a 1h 45min transfer by taxi or hire car, taxi transfers can be arranged from £110 return for 1 to 3 people and £140 for 4.


Kalkan is situated in the Ancient Lycian region of Turkey and is near to Tlos, Patara, Xanthos and the spectacular Saklient Gorge, all of which are a must for first time visitors. Kas is 28km away and is a larger town with a mix of traditional and new! the newly built marina could rival the hotspots of the Cote Azure. For walkers the Lycian way is also a great way to explore the area.

Further Details:

Kalkan itself has a superb selection of shops including Gold, leather, clothing and of course carpets. There are many restaurants available ranging from Fine Dining to kebabs, we have our favourites but whichever ones you choose the food, service and ambience is generally very good. There are several local supermarkets offering a wide range of products, daily fresh bread, baklava, olives, cheeses and fresh meat. The green grocers are excellent and with a large market held on Thursdays you can pretty much buy anything you can think of, although it probably isn't always going to be the real thing! There are a few banks with cash machines and a couple of Pharmacies which can help with most medical needs.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 28 May 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings now being taken for 2016, a £150 deposit per week is required on booking and a refundable £100 security bond is to be paid with the final balance in the event of any damage to the house or contents and will be returned promptly upon inspection by our agents in Kalkan.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings taken within 8 weeks of arrival full balance due at time of booking plus refundable bond.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. We are flexible where we can be

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Centrally situated, no need for the long walk home or a taxi after a relaxing evening at your favourite restaurant or bar. We have added an ice maker which gives ice in 10 mins, a washing machine and DVD player on our first trip out this year, we will welcome recommendations for the future.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 116 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 on the ground floor with shower, WC and basin, there is also a storage cabinet and shelving. Bathroom 2 on the first floor with shower, WC and basin, also with shelving space.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 consists of a double bed with Wooden furniture, including a walk in wardrobe and air con, Bedroom 2 also has a double bed, large wardrobe and draws, also with air- con and safety deposit box. Both bedrooms have easy access to a bathroom.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Ivy House benefits from original Turkish carpets throughout! As well as original Turkish decoration pieces. Smoking in outside spaces only, no smoking inside The Ivy House, this is a great central location for anyone that likes a quality holiday in a grade 1 building with some modern luxury,s such as an ice maker, DVD player, Bose docking station etc Outside: Private roof terrace with sea views, entrance balcony with limited sea views and small living area balcony. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the house Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned Weekly and bins are emptied daily, we have also supplied Beach towels for sunbed use and beach. Our maintenance is carried out by Korsan and help for anything is only a few yards away. Mid week clean and linen available at £40 a week Other: The Roof Terrace is a great place to spend the day, 4 sun beds, parasol and a dining area with easy internal access. The beach is less than 2 minutes away if you needed to cool down during the hotter summer months.

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