Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Suro Evi is a totally private property as it is not overlooked on any side. The views are totally uninterrupted. The patio area is exceptionally large with a shower, 6 sunbeds, a hammock and bean bags. The pool itself is very large for a private villa, measuring approx 40sqm. There is a large brick and marble built bbq. Up some steps is a beautiful Ottoman seating area with rugs and cushions to relax under the shade of the olive trees.
The villa itself is exceptionally large with a ground floor area of approx. 300sq m. The kitchen has been updated in 2013 with granite worktops plus an island/breakfast bar, new hob, sink and large fridge/freezer with ice making machine and wine racks etc. There is also a freestanding water cooler in the kitchen.
A huge rooftop terrace offers magnificent views of Kalkan, the sea and the beautiful mountains. Easy walking distance to the beautiful town of Kalkan, the harbour and the beach. Car hire is totally unnecessary. The nearest restaurant is directly across the road and the nearest supermarket approximately 1min.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, 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||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Playstation 2 with several games
One bathroom has a full bath as well as a shower
Wi Fi will be available in 2014
|Further details outdoors|
Newly extended patio with shower, bbq, hammock PLUS Ottoman seating area with lots of cushions and rugs. Large private pool measuring approx 25' x 35'.
Welcome pack provided on arrival
English speaking representative on hand to answer any queries
Early check in or late check out can happily be arranged prior to booking depending on future guests arrival times.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Places of cultural interest and natural beauty within easy reach of Kalkan
- Saklikent Gorge
- Patara Beach
Day trips available to all of the above plus
- Boat trips
- Horseriding on Patara Beach
- Watersports at Kalamar Bay
- PAD1 diving school
Plus many more
Kalkan: Turkey’s Jewel in the Crown
The ultimate form of relaxation: sprawled upon the deck below the awning of a traditional Turkish gullet, soaking up the morning sunshine, where the only sounds are the waves lapping against the hull and the only movement is the gentle rising and lowering of the craft as we glide through the glittering turquoise waters. Basking in the heat, like a seal reluctant to move and with a deep inhalation of the Ocean breeze, this is when I realized what a holiday location is all about for me: sunshine, natural beauty and cultural richness.
Can you keep a secret?
Kalkan is a small, yet lively, traditional Turkish fishing town, an amphitheatre in the luscious vegetated hillside above the town’s bay, overlooking some of Turkey’s most beautiful coastline. The locals’ simple way of life co-exists with the enchanting holiday experience Kalkan offers in every magnificent corner.
Kalkan has something for everyone, from historic sites, stunning beaches and splendid dining to exhilarating water sports and exciting adventure tours for the more daring! A stroll into the Old Town along the narrow cobbled streets, which wind down like an elaborate puzzle to the quaint harbour, is an adventure in itself and a perfect opportunity to absorb the local flavour at every junction. As early evening approaches, the town is transformed with the bustle of activity. The small boutiques which line the streets, bursting with Turkish treasures, open their shutters and don’t close till past midnight, giving you a perfect opportunity for an evening browse following dinner. Shops selling traditional hand-made linen clothing, jewellery, pottery, leather accessories and delicious Turkish Delight hum with anticipation. It’s as though you’ve entered an Aladdin’s cave as you walk the streets where carpets, rugs and table cloths rich in colour and ornately decorated hang on display. Genuine friendliness is extended to browsers and customers alike with the offer of a cup of cay (tea).
Our base was a charming villa tucked away on the hillside, but only a short walk from the heart of the Old Town. Villas in general are modern, spacious and many have private pools and splendid sea views. One thing to bear in mind, especially with young children or for the elderly, is the steep descent into town from much of the hillside accommodation. It didn’t take me long to realise that the stiletto heels would not be making an appearance this holiday!
Market day on a Thursday is a must with a range of goods from further a field and the finest selection of fruit, vegetables, spices, nuts and of course... Turkish Delight. Unfortunately, D&G and perfume fakes shout out from amongst the more traditional wares, but with a bit of effort they can be ignored.
We spent most days on the beaches, splashing and snorkelling in the crystal clear water. Patara beach was a favourite for me, crowned ‘one of the top beaches in the world’ in a survey in the Sunday Times in 2005. On visiting the beach it was obvious why: 18 km of soft white sands backed by dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Due to strict conservation laws there is an absence of development and water sports, which we very much welcomed. Believe it or not, the beach has an evening curfew for tourists to allow the loggerhead turtles to lay and hatch their eggs. Its very refreshing to see the natural world put before tourism.
If it’s water sports you’re after then the beach clubs which line the coast, slightly out of Kalkan, are ideal. At Kalkan harbour you can hop on a taxi boat which ferries you to one of the spots carved into the rock.
As a family, a canoe trip down the tranquil Xanthos River in two man canoes was a perfect day out including adventure, discovery and lots and lots of splashing! The guides were skilled at helping the party navigate the bubbling rapids and a mud bath and barbeque, Turkish style of course, made the trip unforgettable.
One of the spectacles of a Kalkan evening is the view and atmosphere from one of the town’s many roof-top restaurants. Gone seven o’clock the skyline is transformed, illuminated by lanterns and candles, a constellation of stars dropping in to visit the balconied buildings, twinkling invitingly from their resting place. Terraces decorated with delicate white linen falls and rich table clothes, complement the pure and breezy night air punctuated with appetising aromas. Sitting in one roof top terraces it was a challenge to refrain from questioning if we should have picked the one next door, although it was a perfect opportunity to locate where the following night’s meal would be!
None of the restaurants that we visited left us disappointed. The food was simple but exquisite and we were showered with sincere hospitality and friendly humour. Exciting flavour combinations of traditional Turkish’s dishes burst from the menu and we were certainly not short of choice. Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian and English cuisine can be found on most menus with Turkish mezes, chicken dishes, kofte (meatballs), fresh fish and steaks being the most popular. Decadent deserts like “baklava” and “Gullac”, distinctive elements of Turkish cuisine, tantalise the taste buds. A favourite restaurant of mine was Belgin’s Kitchen – an authentic establishment which claims to offer a ‘real’ Turkish experience. We clambered up to the roof-top terrace to investigate, greeted by the sound of live Turkish folk music, to find diners reclining ottoman style upon cushions and eating off low tables. The food was divine and the atmosphere was ... well, truly Turkish! Many of the larger restaurants and hotels hold authentic Turkish nights, filled with traditional feasts, folk music, belly dancing and elaborate costumes and decorations.
On our final night, as footprints in the sand were engulfed by the sea in preparation for new visitors and the sun set majestically over the Ocean, familiar sights vanished in a magical spell of incandescent darkness, leaving faint outlines hosting a multitude of memories.
Kalkan is one of my greatest discoveries. Its friendly sophistication and laid back atmosphere are well kept secrets, too precious to share with all but the privileged few.
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