Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This is an outstanding 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, stylish villa with lovely sea views and undeniably in the best location tucked away in a conveniently located part of Kalkan's historic old town. Villa Pearl offers luxurious internal décor and feels very spacious. It has been built and furnished to a very high standard and its marble mosaic flooring, elegant furnishings, local artworks and stone walls that provide privacy on the terraces and around the private swimming pool epitomise the sophisticated and luxurious character of this villa. The stunning dining terrace surrounded by fragrant oleander and with three architect-designed sails for shade provides a beautiful space for alfresco dining and drinks. Villa Pearl now also offers even more outside space and options for relaxation with a raised terrace of around 70 square metres which sits under an olive tree and is the perfect place to dine, cook on the stone built-in barbecue, or just enjoy a drink and chill in the Ottoman lounging area and watch the sun set behind the mountains. Its location within 3 minutes walk of the beach, harbour, and restaurants for which Kalkan is so well known truly sets it apart. This is a place to enjoy spectacular views, and peace and quiet with the atmosphere and amenities of Kalkan's old town right on your doorstep.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 126 km, Nearest railway: NA|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, 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|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Villa Pearl has been designed and constructed to reflect its location in Kalkan' historic old town.
The 4 large bedroom suites on the first and second floors all have their own good sized en-suite bathrooms with power showers and furnished balconies with bay and mountain views. All bedroom suites feature ample hanging and storage space, bedside tables and a dressing table and mirror.
Downstairs the large open plan living area comprises hallway, dining area, generous and well equipped kitchen, lounge area and 5th bathroom complete with shower. Double french doors lead out from the lounge area directly to the swimming pool terrace. Large leather sofas, beautifully chosen lighting and artefact's give the living area a stylish yet comfortable feel. There is satellite television, with 21 English speaking channels, DVD player and a JVC Hi-FI system. The generous kitchen space is well equipped and has granite work surfaces, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob, iron and ironing board, and all other items of equipment that you would expect of a luxury property. Villa Pearl is air-conditioned throughout.
|Further details outdoors||
As you approach Villa Pearl and catch a glimpse of the ocean views and stone arch that is its entrance, you know immediately that you have arrived somewhere special.
The beautiful stone mosaic terraces provide plenty of space to sunbathe, swim, dine and entertain. The dining terrace, with its large teak dining table and chairs, surrounded by fragrant Oleander, large terracotta pots and with 3 architect designed sails for shade provide a simply stunning contemporary space to enjoy unforgettable evenings. There are luxurious teak sunbeds with thick cushions on which to relax, with a space for your drink while you soak up the Mediterranean sun and enjoy the sea views. The fresh water pool is 8.2m x 4.6m wide and 5 feet deep and has wide mosaic steps leading into the water. Beautiful outside lighting all around the terraces and in the pool transform the feel of Villa Pearl at night making it a place where you will want to invite new found friends for drinks or late night swims. Bougainvillea grows down the stone walls around the villa, terracotta pots on the terraces provide scent and colour, and in the garden olive trees, palm and many other plants grow.
Villa Pearl can be reserved for a non-refundable deposit of £300.00 with the balance remaining, due 10 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. The price includes the complete villa rental for up to 8 people. A refundable security deposit of £250.00 is payable with your final balance and this is returned to your within 10 working days of the end of your holiday, provided there is no loss or damage at the rental property.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Ancient Lycia in south western Turkey runs from Ekincik to Antalya in a semi-circle of some of the most mountainous and dramatic landscape anywhere in Turkey. The Taurus Mountains rise to over ten thousand feet and the highest peaks are snow covered right into early summer. It's magnificent scenery with it's lakes, woods and forests, it's stunning coast line and superb ruins of two dozen cities make Lycia a place to explore and enjoy. Lycia's coast line runs for several hundred kilometres, borders the Mediterranean and attracts yachtsmen to the crystal clear waters and near perfect climate. The many islands, coves and beautiful beaches such as Patara, one of the top ten in the world ( Sunday Times 2005) and Kaputus, within 15 minutes of Kalkan and Olu Deniz, 45 minutes away, add to Lycia 's unique historic and scenic appeal to visitors.
At a latitude of 36 degrees, Kalkan is one of the most southerly points of Turkey's Mediterranean coast and enjoys sunny, warm days most of the year. Spring and autumn are popular times to visit with temperatures into the 70's not unusual right through to December.
The UNESCO world heritage site of Xanthos was Lycia's capital city for much of it's history and the ruins of the principal cities of Tlos, Myra, Pinara and Partara, all close to Kalkan attract visitors from all over the world to look at the ancient ruins dating back over 2000 years. The British museum also has an extensive collection of Lycian artefact's.
Villa Pearl is located in the historic harbour town of Kalkan, an enchanting place in one of the most beautiful locations on Turkey's gorgeous Mediterranean coast.
Kalkan bay will take your breath away. It's crystal clear Turquoise water, and mountains that rise steeply behind it provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop in which to enjoy your stay. Kalkan has not been touched by mass tourism, and as a result remains unspoiled, upmarket and very charming, with amazing views at every turn.
Strict building codes ensure the towns historic preservation, and the many fine restaurants contribute to the special atmosphere that brings back visitors time and time again.
Narrow cobbled streets that wind away from the harbour with bougainvillea covered wooden ottoman balconies and historic architecture are typical of the old town, and the warm Turkish hospitality will stay with you long after your holiday is over.
There are a number of beach clubs around the bay that can be reached by free shuttle service from the harbour. These are wonderful paved platform terraces and gardens with ladders going into the sea. They offer swimming, sunbathing, water sports and restaurant/bar facilities and have sun beds and umbrellas for hire.
Jet skiing, water skiing, para sailing and banana boat rides are available from the beach clubs around the bay.
Kalkan's crystal clear waters are popular with scuba divers and is a top location for diving along Turkey 's coast. It has several sites including islands and reefs with a huge variety of marine life including turtles, nurse sharks, dolphins and barracudas. Kalkan Dive centre can be contacted on www.kalkandiving.com
Enjoy floating down the shallow Sakilkent River with your tube and paddle. It's great fun and lasts between 45 minutes and a couple of hours depending on which trip you choose. River tubing can be booked in Kalkan at one of the tour companies or you can join the tour just outside Sakilkent Gorge.
Enjoy a day canoeing on the Xanthos River near to Kalkan. Experienced guides take you downstream through some beautiful scenery. A barbecue lunch is served along the way, and there is an opportunity for a revitalising mud bath before the tour finishes at beautiful Patara beach for a swim.
Relax on a day trip around the bays and Islands of Kalkan on a traditional Turkish Gullet and visit beautiful Kaputus beach, Snake Island , the blue cave and aquarium bay. Tours leave at 10.00 am from the harbour and return around 5.00pm . There is plenty of time for swimming, and lunch is served on board.
A very popular trip is to the ancient sunken city of Simena in the area of Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Lycian coast.A terrible earthquake in the 2nd century AD caused a downward shift of land and the submerged ancient houses can be viewed through glass bottom boats. Boat trips can be booked direct at the harbour or through the tour companies in Kalkan.
Within easy reach of Kalkan are the ruins of the ancient Lycian capital of Xanthos, its port Patara, religious centre Letoon, and also Pinara.
Xanthos was discovered in 1838 by the archaeologist Charles Fellows. Today a mixture of ruins from Roman, Lycian and Byzantine times including the Tomb of the Harpies, theatre, Neried monument and Inscribed pillar can be seen. At the holy Lycian centre of Letoon there are 3 temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo, gods of mythology.
Patara is very close to Kalkan and famous as being the birth place of St Nicholas who has entered into Christian tradition as Father Christmas, and for having many interesting ruins. It was an important commercial centre and harbour during the 5th century. A day trip to Patara can include beautiful Patara beach, one of the best in Turkey and a perfect place to relax after a bit if sightseeing.
There are several beautiful beaches in and around Kalkan. The main beach in Kalkan is just two minutes walk from the villa and next to the harbour and old town. It has crystal clear aquamarine water and white pebbles. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for around 3 Turkish Lira a day. It's location next to the harbour make it a very popular place for soaking up the atmosphere of the early evening and watching the boats come back to harbour.
Ten minutes from Kalkan is beautiful Kaputus beach, a sandy cove at the foot of a mountain gorge. The turquoise water is incredible and this beach is used in many travel brochures for Turkey . There are cheap and frequent Dolmuses (shared minibuses) from Kalkan.
Patara beach is a completely undeveloped 12km stretch of sandy beach voted one of the best in the world by Times online for 2005.