VILLA MIRA of Turquoise Coast scenery from 650m
from £429 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £429 /night help Price for guests, Nights
Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.
Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
Availability Your dates are available
Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
No chemical pool
Peaceful and quiet
Extra Large fire place
Heat Pump Central Heating
Set in Islamlar Village
Kalkan 15min drive
If total privacy and spectacular views are on your holiday wish-list, then Villa Mira might well be the place for you. The house sits at the top of the village of Islamlar village; there are uninterrupted views all the way down to the bay of Kalkan and out to sea, and the sheer sense of space is quite exhilarating. Stone built with wooden balconies in traditional style, the house feels robust and homely as befits the mountain setting. There is room to spread out and relax both outside and in, with the thoughtful provision of two master bedrooms making it ideal for two families traveling together.
With a big private swimming pool in the garden and the traditional trout restaurants of Islamlar village just a short hop in the car or 10 minute walk down to the village center, Villa Mira has everything you need for a relaxed family break. And if the peace becomes just a little bit too perfect, the beach clubs, restaurants and chic little bars of Kalkan are only 15 minutes' drive away.
During high season our villa is marketed by Simpson Travel, UK. Please visit their web site. Photographs are complements of Simpson Travel.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||kalkan beach 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: dalaman AirPort 125 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region
Noted for its fine beaches and stunning mountainous scenery, Turkey's southwesternmost shore has long been dubbed “the Turquoise Coast”, thanks to the hues of its horizons and the sea. It's dominated by the Baba, Akdağ and Bey mountains, which drop precipitously to the main coastal highway that often skims just above the water. In ancient times, known as Lycia, the region was home to an independent people whose most obvious legacy is the distinctive rock tombs that litter the landscape. Despite much recent development, many attractive coves and islets remain inaccessible to vehicles, so yachting and gulet trips are popular. As the impact of ever-increasing visitor numbers has, moreover, been minimized by restrictions on construction height, and special protection for archeological sites and wildlife habitats, much of the region has remained relatively unspoiled.
The usually excellent Highway 400 between Marmaris and Antalya offers intermittent views, and connects several major sites along the way. The coast is best approached via Dalaman airport, busy with direct international flights most of the year, as well as domestic flights from İstanbul.
At the far west of the region, Dalyan is an attractive small resort that's also noted for its languid river, sandy beach – a sea-turtle nesting ground – and the ruins of Kaunos. East of here, Fethiye, despite its paucity of beaches, is the Turquoise Coast's oldest resort and largest town; along with Ölüdeniz lagoon, it's handy for spectacularly sited Lycian ruins such as Oenoanda, Kadyanda and Tlos, in dramatic mountainous locations. Further southeast, Patara abuts one of Turkey's best beaches, making it easy to combine sea and sun with cultural forays to the Letoön sanctuary, Pınara, Sidyma and Xanthos. Other convenient bases include the nearby resorts of Kalkan and Kaş, smaller than Fethiye and pitched at rather different clienteles.
The spectacular mountainous hinterland is also well worth exploring, especially with your own wheels, with dramatic ancient Arykanda the most obvious target. Also worth considering is the stunning drive from Kaş or Kalkan to Gömbe, in the shadow of a 3000m-plus peak.
Beyond the yacht-harbour-dominated town of Finike, east of Demre, the scenery becomes increasingly impressive as you enter conifer forests on the slopes of Tahtalı Dağ, officially designated a national park, before passing ancient Olympos – plus more good beaches at Adrasan and Çıralı – and ancient Phaselis. Thereafter a string of characterless purpose-built resorts dominated by German and Russian holiday-makers lines the approach to Antalya.
Islamlar is in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, yet close to local restaurants, and just 15 minutes by car from Kalkan and the coast. This incredibly beautiful area offers a compelling combination of a peaceful, utterly unspoilt location with breath taking views and the convenience of being close to Kalkan. Islamlar village provides an insight into beautiful rural Turkish life which has remained unchanged for many years. Full of olive groves and vineyards and where the flour for the bakery is still ground using an old water powered mill-stone.
The area has several trout farm restaurants where they serve simple authentic Turkish food, bursting with flavour. All ingredients are locally grown and organic. Small waterfalls, springs and mountain streams provide constant fresh water giving natural irrigation and feeding the trout pools that supply the local restaurants. Prices are lower than at the tourist resorts and there are wonderful views down the valley to the sea.
Notably, Islamlar is several degrees centigrade cooler than at sea level, and Kalkan locals use the restaurants as respite from the warmest summer days.
As our luxury Islamlar villas are close to parts of the famous Lycian Way, it is a natural choice for walkers. At 3000 square feet, and with 4 bedrooms, these properties are not only very generously proportioned, but the way the cool and contemporary design connects with the views is nothing short of spectacular. These villas have been constructed to an exceptionally high standard and furnished with immense style and flair, both inside the property and on the extensive terraces, to make the most of relaxing, dining alfresco, entertaining or just having a G and T as the sun dips behind the mountains.
As you would expect the level of amenities at a property of this quality ensure our guests can relax and rejuvenate, but alsowireless internet will enable you to keep in touch, and the onsite staff will ensure that should you need them, they are near at hand, available but unobtrusive.
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