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The Ivy House, Traditional House In The Heart Of Kalkan Old Town.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

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

The fabulous 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.

The house is full of character, from the beautiful ottoman style balconies, to the cosy and welcoming interior. Accommodation wise, there is a large lounge/kitchen/diner (with it's own fireplace!) as you enter the property, with a shower room/WC on the same level. The 2 good size double bedrooms are located on the lower ground floor, making them nice and cool during the hotter high season months, along with a good size shower room with WC. The lovely roof terrace is up two short flights of stairs from the lounge area - and it is here that no doubt you will spend much of your time whilst At Ivy House, eating and drinking under the shade of the ivy covered pergola, or lazing on the comfortable sunbeds and sun shades provided.

The property is situated within 2 Minutes lazy stroll of the harbour, beach & Kalkan's fantastic choice of first class restaurants in and around the Old Town. It boats some of the best eateries in Turkey, and regardless of budget you will find it hard to be disappointed with any of them. Kalkan is 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,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

Tim Hughes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tim Hughes

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 about to start our fourth year and it's been pretty amazing, 5 star reviews and great feedback all the way. We hope you will love it as much as we do.

Tim Hughes purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim Hughes chose Kalkan

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.

What makes this house unique

Centrally situated, no need for the long walk home or a taxi after a relaxing evening at your favourite restaurant or bar. Amazing large roof terrace with room for 4 sun beds, dining area and relaxed seating area with sea views. We have added an ice maker which gives ice in 10 mins, a washing machine and DVD player as well as installing a new privacy screen following the demise of the rather large beautiful but very messy fig tree, we will welcome recommendations for the future.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing
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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The Ivy House, Traditional House In The Heart Of Kalkan Old Town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Gosport.Hampshire. England.

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from this lovely house right in the middle of Kalkan old town. Although in the centre still very peaceful. The house was perfect with everything needed for a very comfortable holiday, home from home. We had a truly wonderful time, and cannot recommend highly enough. Very efficient management team, would love to return sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love our home in Kalkan and feel very proud that our guests do the same.
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Such a great location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay here for the 3rd year in a row. So convenient for the town centre and the beach. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kalkan, Turkey

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
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 2018, 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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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