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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Luna is a luxury modern villa with a classic Mediterranean feel on the exclusive LaVanta estate on the outskirts of Kalkan. Unlike many Kalkan villas, Villa Luna has a private infinity pool as well as the use of a stunning 25m communal pool/club house just a stones throw away. Set amongst natural olive and pine trees with manicured Mediterranean gardens as well as stunning sea and mountain views, Villa Luna is just the place to escape the stresses of everyday life. Villa Luna offers three evenly sized bedrooms all with en suite/adjacent shower bathrooms and views of the sea. Outside is a shaded pergola for outdoor dining and wood decked south facing sun terrace with sun beds for sun bathing. Indoors is a beautiful lounge with vaulted ceilings and comfortable sofas with TV/Satellite and Wi-Fi connections. Throughout the villa are beautiful marble floors and luxury fittings. The modern kitchen/dining area has everything you need to knock up a culinary feast and there is a gas BBQ if you fancy trying your hand at Turkish kebabs on the pool side terrace. Luna is real treat - the ideal place to kick back and relax for the whole family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, 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, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Luna has an open plan living area with lounge, dining and kitchen areas. The lounge opens onto the pool terrace with a shaded pergola for dining. Also on the ground floor is twin bedroom and adjacent separate shower bathroom with luxury shower cabin and sinks all set in solid marble. On the first floor are two further bedrooms, a master double bedroom with en suite shower bathroom and French balcony plus a twin bedroom with en suite shower bathroom. All three bedrooms are very similar in size and all have luxury bathrooms and sea views. In the lounge is a modern flat TV with satellite channels and DVD player and the villa has private secured wi-fi connections. Across the estate is also communal wi-fi so you can even connect when around the communal pool/club house. The new terraces added in 2013 make V?lla Luna one of the most spacious three bedroom villas on the La Vanta estate with lots of room for sunbathing in the full sun or relaxing in the shade.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside Villa Luna is a south facing private infinity pool and sun terrace. You can be certain of sun all day long. The terraces are part stone and part wooden deck around the perimeter of pool. The new stone terrace added in 2013 means there is lots sun bathing area. A side terrace has a lovely wooden pergola offers ultimate privacy and shade and has four comfortable lounging armchairs plus a large portable gas BBQ. The rest of the garden is grassed and planted with local Oleanders and hibiscus plants that give privacy from the neighbouring villas. The private pool measures approximately 8 x 3.75cm and has a uniform depth of 140cm. The communal pool measures 25m in length and also has uniform depth of 140cm plus a separate childrens' pool. At the communal pool is the estate Club House which has a cafe/restaurant/bar and games area with table tennis and pool. This is very popular in the school holidays as a meeting place for the adults and children alike.
All laundry and towels provided and changed weekly. Cleaning provided weekly. Welcome pack on arrival. Services of an English speaking representative.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Kalkan is located on Turkey's south west coast, between the towns of Fethiye (87km to the west) and Kas (27km to the east)
It belongs to the region of Antalya, which is also the name of its regional centre, located 200km away. Situated on Turkey’s beautiful south west Mediterranean coast, between the towns of Fethiye and Kas, the small town of Kalkan is nestled at the foot of the Taurus Mountains in a beautiful bay.
The heart of Kalkan is its Old Town, a maze of small cobbled streets winding down to the harbour. The streets are lined with many old Greek and Turkish buildings covered with bougainvillea, occupied by small boutique shops, restaurants and a few bar/cafes. Today the town is expanding out from this traditional centre, but the character of the Old Town and harbour remains unchanged.
Kalkan itself has a man made pebble beach, but is better known for its beach clubs and proximity to the famous beaches of Patara and Kaputas cove. The beach clubs are private rock bathing platforms with intimate café/restaurants, just a 5 minute water taxi ride round the bay. The waters around Kalkan bay have a Blue Flag award for cleanliness and are ideal for all forms of water sports.
Like much of Turkey, Kalkan is surrounded by historical and geographical sites. Pinara, Patara, Xanthos, Thlos and Myra cover ancient settlements from the Byzantine, Roman and Lycian periods to name but a few. The river gorge at Saklikent and famous beach at Ölü Deniz are all less than an hour away.
Above all Kalkan is most famous for its high quality but reasonably priced restaurants. With over 100 to choose from, there is something for everyone. Most popular are the roof terrace restaurants of the Old Town where you can sit and watch the sun set overlooking the sea but there is a range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
Kalkan, once the favourite summer resort for wealthy Turks has now become internationally renowned and is developing as a cosmopolitan town. The beauty of the location, the weather and the friendliness of the local people attract visitors back time and time again.
Kalkan is ideal for all types of water activities. The Bay has a Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and is ideal for a PADI diving course or learning to sail or water ski. The bay has numerous beach clubs which can be reached with complimentary water taxi services from Kalkan harbour. If you looking for sandy beaches then Kaputas and Patara beaches are close by. Kaputas with its stunning gorge location just 5 minutes drive to the east and Patara with its 18km nature reserve beach 20 minutes to the west.
Keen walkers & hikers can explore parts of the ancient Lycian Way which passes directly through the town. On Patara Beach are early morning horse riding sessions and in the summer Yoga classes are available on the sea front at Villa Mahal. Canoe kayaking and tubbing are also available on the local river dependent on the season.
Kalkan will inspire any photographer or painter with numerous photo and painting opportunities so don't forget to bring your camera and brushes. Turkish cooking classes are usually available through Guru's restaurant along with wine tasting evenings.
The next nearest town to Kalkan is Kas, a 27km / 30 min drive away. Kas is worth visiting just for the stunning scenery on the coastal road. The nearest large town is Fethiye a 50 minute drive away with its bustling market, harbour and fish restaurants.
Many historical sites are within a 45 minute drive of Kalkan including Xanthos, Tlos, Letoon, Pinara and the deserted Greek village of Kaya Koy. Other places of interest are Saklikent Gorge, and the archipelago islands of Kekova with the ancient sunken city and rock tombs. Close by are the traditional villages of Bezirgan and Islamlar set in the Taurus Mountains which give a glimpse of rural Turkish life and times gone by.
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7 Jan 2013
"Peace, quiet and relaxation on the outskirts of a wonderful town"
My wife and I booked this villa for a last minute holiday in September and so we knew that Kalkan would be winding down for the close season. That said, Kalkan is a beautiful town/village with many, many excellent and varied restaurants where the standard of food and service is excellent. Visitors should however be aware that it is extremely hilly.
There are "beach clubs" to go to during the day or a beach in town (not fantastic) but we favoured the main beach a five minute drive away with an excellent beach restaurant.
I would highly recommend Kalkan and intend to visit again very soon.
Villa Luna is situated on a small estate of villas and there is a main clubhouse and pool. As I say, we visited at the close of the season so the clubhouse and restaurant was often closed so I cannot comment on this too much.
The estate is quite densely populated and, I would say, slightly "overdeveloped" to the point where adjoining neighbours can see your pool and outside area from their windows and from driving past. If you're looking for complete privacy, Villa Luna is not for you.
The overall standard of the villa was very good, it was clean and tidy and in a good condition complete with "infinity" pool. (Why an infinity pool was built I will never know!) The view from the villa to "Snake Island" is wonderful.
One criticism is that although the temperature was in the 30's while we were there, the pool was so cold we found it impossible to stay in it for any length of time.
My wife and I have stayed in villas throughout the world, in some amazing ones and some not so amazing! Villa Luna is a good villa, not exceptional, but represents good value for money.
Tip - you cannot walk to town so a car is essential unless you want to keep spending money on Taxis.
5 Jan 2013
"Great villa in a Fabulous part of the world"
Villa Luna had everything that was required to ensure a relaxing holiday for a family. The villa was clean and spacious with a lovely outside area and pool. We felt very safe and it was only a few minutes to drive to Kalkan where there was a lot to see and do. The beach clubs were great for an afternoon in the sun and there were supermarkets and banks which made life easy.
The harbour area had a lot of lovely restaurants with great food which for once on holiday we all enjoyed! I would definitely recommend this villa and would love to return again with my family. The local people were very friendly and helpful and the scenery amazing.
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