Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to Villa Hilal, situated in the foothills of the Taurus mountains on the edge of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.This luxury detached villa has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday. Situated in a private, elevated location, with panoramic views over Kalkan and out to sea. Villa Hilal has three double bedrooms all with ensuite marble bathrooms, including a Jacuzzi bath, a further bathroom on the ground floor, a large comfortable lounge with sat TV and internet access, dining area, granite kitchen, balconies, and a furnished roof terrace. The luxury also extends outside to its large, furnished sun terrace, 9 metre pool, children's pool, al fresco dining area, stone and gas BBQs and traditional Turkish kosk where you can lounge on cushions and enjoy a few drinks as the sun sets. Villa Hilal is in a private setting and has stunning unobstructed views across the town, the bay and the Taurus mountains. It is just a few minutes drive from Kalkan old town, harbour and beach and 5 minutes walk from shops and a local market. The villa accommodates 6 people comfortably.
All rooms have beautiful sea views. There are marble floors and staircases throughout and attractive concealed lighting in the lounge, which has traditional Turkish rugs and cushions. This villa is particularly suitable for families with young children because of the additional children's pool, although young children should still be supervised outside.
The large, private pool terrace enjoys day long sunshine and the spectacular views. It has a stone traditional BBQ and a deluxe gas BBQ. It is furnished with wooden sunbeds, cushions, tables,and parasols. There is a hammock for lazing in the sun. The pool which may be illuminated at night is 9 x 4 metres, with a shallow end of 1.20 metres and a deep end of 1.7 metres. The villa also has a children's pool. For alfresco dining both the pool terrace and the roof terrace are furnished with tables and chairs. An unusual feature is the traditional Turkish kosk, a perfect place for relaxing with a drink before or after dinner. Below the pool terrace is a small hidden garden with trees and shrubs.
The villa is less than 5 minutes drive from Kalkan's attractive beach. Alternatively, a 15 minute dolmus ride (local minibus service) will take you to beautiful Kaputas beach, or a 20 minute ride takes you to the famous Patara beach with its 18km of white sand. Patara beach, set in a national park, has been voted one of the Med's most beautiful and undiscovered beaches. Olu Deniz beach, the most photographed in Turkey, is around an hour's drive. Close to Patara and a few minutes drive from the villa are the fascinating and historically important remains of ancient Lycian cities, Letoon and Xanthus.
The nearest airport is Dalaman (approx 1.5 hour drive) and flights are direct from the UK. Transfer to and from the airport is usually by private car hire, taxi or minibus. We can arrange transfers and car hire from Kalkan at very reasonable prices. Car hire is not essential but is recommended. There are also flights to Antalya which
is a 3 hour drive.
Kalkan town centre, 5 mins drive (2.5km). Kaputas beach, 15 min drive. Patara beach, 20 min drive. Kas, 30 min drive. Fethiye, under 1 hour drive. Other local attractions are easily accessible, such as Xanthos (the ancient capital of Lycia), the sunken city of Kekova, the ghost town of Kayakoy, the rock tombs of Tlos, Demre and the Church of St Nicholas (Father Christmas), the mountain villages of Islamlar and Bezirgan, and Saklikent Gorge. Daily boat trips from the harbour are also available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|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), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi, balcony with sea view.
Bedroom 2: twin beds, en-suite bathroom, balcony with sea view.
Bedroom 3: twin beds, roof terrace with sea view, table and chairs for six and day bed.
Bathrooms: There are 4 spacious marble bathrooms. The 3 ensuite bathrooms all have showers wcs, sinks, mirrors, and hairdryers. For added luxury, the master bathroom also has a jacuzzi bath and twin basins. The fourth bathroom, with a shower, is on the ground floor.
Kitchen: The modern kitchen has granite worktops and is comprehensively equipped with fan oven, fridge/freezer, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker, plus all utensils, glasses, cutlery and crockery.
Living Rooms: The stylish and spacious open-plan living room has a 3-seater sofa, 2 seater sofa, 2 armchairs, dining table, attractive fireplace, satellite TV, internet access and large patio doors to the pool terrace, which affords spectacular views.
Traditional Turkish kosk - a raised and covered seating area on the terrace furnished with Turkish rugs and cushions, and perfect for relaxing with a drink as the sun sets or sheltering from the heat of the day.
linen/maid service: Towels and bed linen (not beach towels) are included and changed weekly when the villa is cleaned throughout.
Welcome pack provided
The villa has broadband available so there is no need for you to be out of touch, and if you really want to you can even work whilst you are on holiday!
Most shops and restaurants – except very small ones – accept all major credit cards. American express is not widely accepted.
All the bedrooms and the sitting room have air conditioning units, these cool the room very quickly.
The local water is safe to drink and comes from a source in the mountains. If you prefer to drink bottled water it is readily available in all the stores both in Akbel and Kalkan. It is fairly inexpensive and available in various sizes.
Electricity in Turkey is 220 volts and the plugs and sockets are standard European two pin, so adaptors are necessary if you have any British electrical appliances with you.
The villa is cleaned before arrival and again mid week. The pool is checked daily.
|Further details outdoors||
Private swimming pool
Extensive sun terraces
Traditional Turkish kosk
Woven rope hammock
Choice of traditional wood or gas barbecues
Secluded garden area at lower level
Furnished roof terrace
And the views!
The villa rental does not include transfers or care hire but we are happy to arrange these for you if you wish at very competitive rates.
A local contact is available to deal with any issues arising whilst you are at the villa.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Southwest Turkey, along and inland from the popular "Turquoise Coast", was home to the ancient Lycians who were one of the most enigmatic people of antiquity. Although little historical record has been left behind them, what has been discovered reveals a fascinating people culturally distinct from the rest of the ancient world. Around twenty major sites remain today with the Lycians' unusual funerary architecture dominating the breathtaking unspoiled land of Lycia. Within 15 minutes drive are the historical remains of the ancient Lycian cities of Letoon and Xanthos, capital of Lycia. intertwined with later Roman settlements these site are a must for any visit to the area to see and experience the well preserved remains of the temples and amphitheatres, often experienced in silence and solitude.
With over 320 days of sunshine per year you can be sure of glorious weather in Kalkan no matter when you visit. July and August are the hottest months with the temperature in Kalkan reaching just over the 30C. Sunshine levels on the Lycian Coast are high and average around 12 hours per day from June until August. Kalkan weather is mild all year round and from April until October the temperature will not usually dip below 25C. Rainfall in Kalkan is practically unheard of during the long summer months. Winters in Kalkan are mild and sunny with temperatures hovering around the 14C mark and the sun shining down for around four hours per day.
The temperature rises to over 30C on a daily basis then in Kalkan between June and September. Spring and autumn months are slightly cooler and preferable. for some. Temperatures in Kalkan during the months of April, May and October will range between 20C and 23C. These cooler temperatures are very comfortable if you wish to explore the Dalaman Region. There is very little difference between the sea and air temperatures during the summer months. With its elevated position on the hillside Villa Hilal enjoys some cooling mountain breezes which are a welcome relief in July August and September when 40C.is quite common down in the town.
Whilst the villa is available all year round, the pool is drained between November and March when strong winds and storms can occur.
The town of Kalkan is an enchanting place and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey's beautiful Lycian Coast. With the absence of mass tourism, Kalkan remains a charming and unspoiled haven of lush nature, brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality
Kalkan is a place to fall in love with ... a small peaceful Mediterranean resort and fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey, Kalkan has not been touched by mass tourism. More sophisticated than the usual resort town, Kalkan appeals to travellers looking for more than a "sun and sea" holiday. Because of its great charm, Kalkan has a growing number of perennial visitors who say the town is the only holiday destination they would choose to visit repeatedly. There is simply no other town quite like Kalkan along Turkey's coast.
The narrow cobbled streets and alleyways tumbling down to the sea between white cottages draped with bouganvillea against clear blue skies leave a lasting impression. The friendliness of the people has to be experienced to be believed. It is easy to feel you have lived there all your life.
Akbel - is small traditional Turkish village within the Kalkan town boundary and only a five minute gentle stroll from Villa Hilal. We find it quite charming. A cold beer under the pine trees after a hot day in Kalkan is a delight. Here, you will find most of the basic foods that you will need, including water, milk , bread etc. There are several small village eating places providing simple but excellent local dishes. The people are very friendly and keen to help and also to practice their English but you should try out your Turkish as they seem to like to teach you their language. Dolmuses run frequently from here to and from Kalkan. Try a guzleme here for breakfast.
Market day is Sunday and is an enjoyable experience .
Things to do in the area:
You can find water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, Ringo and Banana near Kalkan's beach clubs. Snorkels are also often available for rent you can see a lot of fish there.
Kalkan is a popular place for scuba diving due to its crystal clear waters and the fact that the area is known as one of the top locations for scuba diving along Turkey's coast.
It has several dive sites including islands, reefs and wall with a huge variety of marine life (including groupers, sardines, moray eels, turtles, stingrays, barracudas, sea bream, rainbow wrasse, damsel fish, bonita, sea mullet, starfish, octopus, dolphins, nurse sharks, squid, mackerel, etc.)
Lessons for beginners through advanced. Contact the Kalkan Dive Centre for further details - see their website at www.kalkandiving.com
You can enjoy a fun day river canoeing on the nearby Xanthos River. Experienced river guides take you on a journey across ancient Lycian lands of tranquil, lush nature. The ride is downstream, so it isn't hard going!
The journey ends at Patara Beach, with a swim. A fun family day with a BBQ picnic lunch along the way, as well as a very enjoyable mud bath!
Enquire at a local tour agent.
Boat and Gulet Trips
Kalkan is located on one of the most beautiful parts of Turkey's Turquoise Coast and at least one day at sea should definitely be a part of everyone's holiday.
Boat trips can be arranged through tour agencies or at the Kalkan harbour for daily and extended trips. Daily boat trips leave the Kalkan harbour around 10 AM, so make sure you are down there before that and you can choose which boat you'd like. Don't forget your snorkelling gear (can be bought in town).
Gulets are wooden Mediterranean-type Turkish yacht. Trips can be arranged through tour agencies.
Some trips explore the many beautiful bays, beaches and sea caves along the coast near Kalkan while other tours go farther to gorgeous, not-to-be-missed Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Turkish coast. Daily tours to the Kekova area are popular - these go overland to the village of Uçagiz (to save time getting there), where you board your glass-bottom boat.
All these trips include swim stops and Mediterranean Turkish meals are usually served on board as well (usually included in the price, drinks are extra).
Fishing trips and romantic moonlight cruises can be arranged also.
Kekova, comes highly recommended the scenery and swimming is incredible.
There are many sea caves that can be explored along the coast
Near Kalkan, daily boat trips sometimes stop at these. Worth a visit is "Wild Pigeon Cave" where the birds come to roost above cool spring-fed water. Another popular cave to swim in is the "Blue Cave", a large cave in near darkness except for the indescribable brilliant phosphorescent-blue of the water caused by sunlight shining up through the surface of the water.
Greek Island Trip
If you'd like to visit the Greek island of Meis (Castellorizo), it is only a 45 minute boat ride from the nearby town of Kas, which can be reached quickly and cheaply by dolmus from Kalkan. The journey to Kas by road has to be one of the most stunning coastal drives anywhere in the Mediterranean
A visit to this world renowned beach is a must to enjoy the white sands and incredibly turqouise sea. 15 minutes from Kalkan on the Kas road.
In contrast the famous Patara Beach is an 11 mile long stretch of beautiful sands and dunes only 20 minutes drive from Kalkan
if you have a car, the 30 minute drive to Kalkan's cosmopolitan neighbour ,Kas, must be one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. Enjoy the bustle of Kas its busy harbour and shops which contrast with the quaintness of Kalkan.
A short drive beyond the villa takes you to Islamlar with its famous trout farms and fish restaurants amid the cool of the mountains.
The locals celebrate the usual Muslim festivals particularly at the end of Ramadan when many places in the town are closed and family parties are enjoyed with some vigour !
The Kalkan Festival of the Sea usually takes place on the 1 July and has been likened to "It's a Knockout" in nature. Much fun is had by all.
For more information and images of Kalkan visit the Villa Hilal website link