Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Swallows Rest is a 3 bedroomed villa with private pool located in a quiet, peaceful area just a 5 minute walk to the local beach club and sea.
The villa has stunning uninterrupted views over the bay from all floors of the villa and the garden..
A shop and local restaurants are within a short walking distance and the main centre of Kalkan is easily reached by water taxi from the beach club, private taxi or by dolmus.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 140 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Swallows rest is a spacious, fully equipped and air conditioned open plan villa with traditional dark wooden floors on the ground and first floor.
The ground floor comprises a lounge and kitchen.The main dining area (on the balcony leading from the lounge) provides you with the most stunning backdrop to wine and dine against. A shower/cloak room is also conveniently situated on the ground floor.
Two large bedrooms (both en suite) are situated on the first floor. Full length windows in both of the rooms give breathtaking panoramic views over the bay. A large balcony can be accessed from both of the bedrooms. The third sizeable bedroom(en suite) that can accommodate up to 4 people is positioned on the top floor. Two further balconies can be accessed from this room There is ample storage in each of the bedrooms.
A PS2 is available to entertain the children should you need a few minutes peace! and an ipod docking station/CD player is located in the lounge to help you get into the holiday mood.
A travel cot is available for use within the villa but guests are requested to bring their own cot bed linen.
To optimise safety in the villa smoke alarms are positioned on each floor and fire extinguisher is available in the kitchen area. A first aid box is available for emergencies.
|Further details outdoors||
On the poolside level of the villa there is a shaded open air room with stone columns offering a retreat when the sun becomes too hot in the height of summer. This sheltered area also provides the perfect space for a second dining area/BBQ area.
Sun loungers and umbrellas can be used around the pool or within the secluded garden. The pool will be cleaned daily during your summer stay.
A welcome pack consisting of a few basic provisions is provided for your convenience on arrival.
If you are staying for longer than 1 week and require the villa to be cleaned during your stay and a change of linen/towels please inform us when confirming your booking.
Check in/ check out times may be negotiable but we usually request that on your arrival date you get to the villa no earlier than mid afternoon and on your departure date that you vacate the villa in the morning.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Turkey's Mediterranean shore, called the Turquoise Coast, is nearly 1600 km (994 miles) long, scattered with beaches and sprinkled abundantly with classical cities turned to picturesque ruins.
The area enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate: endless sunny days in the summer and mild wetter days in the winter.
Average daily temperatures in July and August reach 32 degrees. Temperatures in May and October averaging a pleasant 24 degrees.
The average sea temperatures in August is 25 degrees but does not fall as quickly as the air temperature, Sea swimming is still possible into October/November with the temperature reluctant to fall below 23 degrees.
Kalkan is a picturesque hillside town that overlooks a sheltered bay and marina. A maze of narrow, cobbled streets - lined with old Turkish houses, craft shops, boutiques & abundant terrace restaurants - rise from the harbour to the village centre, where there are stunning views of the bay and mountain surrounds.
The town is a great base for day excursions to the ancient Lycian sites of the Xanthos Valley, which includes the ancient sites of Tlos, Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara.
All of the sites are easily accessible by car with a short detour off the main road or by dolmus that run regularly from the main square. Alternatively trips can be arranged locally through a number of agencies based in the town.
Why not escape the heat and visit Europe's second longest gorge, You can trek through the the cool waters of the gorge and explore its caves and waterfalls or just relax on the rivers edge and enjoy an al fresco lunch. Canoeing along the Xanthos River is another exhilarating way to spend the day. Again trips can be organised in the town. The excursion is geared towards fun rather than physical fitness and a day tour usually includes a stopover at a mud bath and a few hours of relaxation on Patara Beach.
Further activities available locally include horse riding and paragliding.
The sea around Kalkan provide some of the best venues for scuba diving along the Mediterranean. Dive centres are situated in both Kalkan and nearby Kas. Other "wet" sports available nearby are water skiing, river rafting and fishing.
Kalkan has a man-made pebble beach, at the eastern end of town, umbrellas and loungers are available for a small fee. Kaputas beach can be reached by a short ride by dolmus or taxi. Only 20 minutes away by dolmus is the famous 18 km Patara Beach, the longest and one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Turkey. ( voted worlds best beach in a survey of 100 operators Sunday times 1998).
A weekly market visits Kalkan each Thursday where numerous bargains and local produce can be purchased. During your stay why not try a visit to a Turkish bath (hamam), there are a couple to try in Kalkan.