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Excellent 5/5 18 reviews

The view from the swimming pool whilst keeping cool

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

Kalkan Retreat (sleeps 8) is a contemporary, luxury, air-conditioned villa with 4 bedrooms each with it's own en-suite and three have their own private balcony. The interior is spacious and cool and has been designed to meet your every need. Outside it has its own private infinity swimming pool with extensive terraced garden areas and two barbecues (one traditional stone built and one gas).

There are sun loungers for all guests and charming shaded outdoor dining and seating areas. A table tennis table and equipment is provided as well as a Wii. The villa commands stunning uninterrupted sea and mountain views in the desirable and peaceful location of Kalamar Bay. It is only 5 minutes walk to the local beach club where you can sunbathe, swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, dine or enjoy the full range of water sports that are available.

The premier resort of Kalkan with its array of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife is approximately a 15 minutes stroll or 3 minute taxi ride.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All rooms are air conditioned and there is travertine flooring throughout. The living, dining, kitchen areas are large, airy and open plan. The high spec kitchen has modern gloss units and a black granite work top. There is a water cooler and separate drinks fridge for the convenience of guests. The living area has folding back doors allowing air to circulate freely through the heat of the day.

There are four bedrooms in total, one on the ground floor and three on the first floor. Each bedroom has its own en suite and all the upstairs bedrooms have a private balcony with sea view. All the marbled bathrooms are of a very high specification. There is a separate wc on the ground floor.

Further details outdoors

There is a large travertine terrace offering panoramic views of Kalamar Bay. The villa has its own private infinity swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 170cm) with underwater lighting and both walk in tiled steps and a metal ladder for access. There is an external shower for use before and after swimming For an additional charge the pool can be heated if requested but for the majority of the year this is not thought to be necessary. There are 8 sun loungers with 3 sun umbrellas. The walled gardens are beautifully stocked with bougainvillea and oleanders as well as various herbs and a lemon tree. The whole area is immediately adjacent to the living area and you can enjoy your own choice of music while relaxing in the pool.

The shaded dining area is the perfect place to have an al fresco supper on those long balmy, Turkish evenings. Beforehand enjoy pre-dinner drinks in one of the two comfortable seating areas. There is a brick built barbeque as well as a gas barbeque.

The swimming pool does not require to be heated during the high season but if you wish it is possible to heat if requested for an additional charge.

It is a 15 minute walk along the Kalamar Road into Kalkan and a 5 minute walk down hlll to the Kalamar Bay Beach Club. If you can tear yourself away from the peace and quiet of the villa, the beach club has the best water sports in the area, including a dive centre with a restaurant and very friendly staff. They will also pick up and return guests to the villa if requested. On the Kalamar Road there are a variety of shops, restaurants, small supermarkets and a pharmacy.

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region

This beautiful region of Turkey has dramatic, breathtaking views and is steeped in history. Few places can rival it for unspoiled natural beauty with pine covered mountains plunging into the sea, secluded coves, fine sand beaches and the whole region sprinkled with picturesque ruins.

At the southwest corner of the Turkish coast (Turquoise Coast) lies one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean. Kalkan was once occupied by the Greek Ottomans and their legacy has left an old town full of character. It has steep cobbled streets that wind down towards the harbour and the locals are exceptionally friendly.

Kalkan

During the day Kalkan is almost disarmingly laid-back, as visitors choose to enjoy the crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast. The public beach next to Kalkan's harbour was recently extended and is more than adequate for swimming and sunbathing. However you choose to spend your days, no-one can resist being back in Kalkan in the evening, for the variety and quality of eating places on offer is quite astonishing for such a compact town. There are little restaurants that are so low key that many visitors never notice them; just the place to enjoy delicious and genuine local cooking.

Magical surroundings, a dash of relaxed sophistication and a seemingly limitless variety of places to explore make Kalkan irresistible. The restaurants in Kalkan offer an exceptionally high standard of food and service (some of the best prepared and freshest food we've tasted on our worldwide travels). Many restaurants have romantic roof terraces looking out over Kalkan. Eating out is excellent value and the Turkish wines are surprisingly good. The pretty cobbled streets of the old town are an Aladdin's cave with an abundance of shops selling clothes, jewellery, handbags, gifts, etc. There is also a weekly market on a Thursday. There are a number of bars that stay open through the small hours and play music but no loud nightclubs.

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Review 1-10 of 18

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"The perfect break"

We had a magical week at the Kalkan Retreat. The weather was unexpectedly beautiful and the villa was so spacious, comfortable and with endless places to sit in peace to read or look out at the specta… More

15 Sep 2013

5/5

"Excellant villa beautiful place"

Kalkan Retreat is everything you would want from a holiday villa.Spacious, very well equipped and provides shady areas should the weather be too hot, a superb pool to cool down.The maintenance/cleanin… More

22 Aug 2013

5/5

"Our best villa holiday ever!"

The villa exceeded our expectations in both quality and location. The villa is equipped to a high standard and is very well maintained.
You are looked after by a very efficient maintenance team who look after your villa during your stay and deliver water for an automatic cooler and fresh daily bread should this be required.
You overlook Kalamar bay and enjoy stunning views from most rooms and terraces of the villa.
The villa is situated in a quieter part of Kalkan with several good restaurants and a couple of well stocked small supermarkets within a 5 minute walk. However, the lovely harbour town of Kalkan is only a £5 taxi ride away or a 20 minute downhill walk. Would recommend a taxi ride home though - which is no problem at any time of night due to the excellent taxi system.
Kalkan has an upmarket feel with over 100 great restaurants (minimal sky TV bars with all day football), so need to ever eat in the same place twice. Many are situated on rooftop terraces and our experience of the food was never a disappointment. Great food for vegetarians also - you can enjoy genuine Turkish food without having to eat pizza and pasta if prefer not to!
The locals are very friendly and seem genuinely pleased you are there.
Our teenagers discovered the 2 'clubs' and spent several nights in town until the small hours, making their own way back by taxi. It felt very safe.
There is plenty to do if you want a day away from the villa. Canoeing, tubing, historic sites, great beaches (pebble and sand) and water sports. Trips can be easily arranged locally and you wouldn't need a car to enjoy the holiday. We did hire a car for a few days and went further afield - the roads were surprisingly good and quiet.
The owner is very helpful and gave us plenty of useful information. She also arranged taxi transfers from the airport for us which were excellent and good value as well as arranging our hire car to be delivered to the villa.
The only 'negative' comment would be that I don't think that the location would be that ideal for the very elderly or very young due its hilly nature. However, for us this was no problem with older children and of course is why the views are always so great.
All in all a fantastic holiday and the first time we have had a unanimous vote to visit the same place twice!

9 Aug 2013

5/5

"We would definitely like to go back to Kalkan Retreat."

This is an excellent villa with very good views out to sea to Mouse and Snake Islands. Our family of seven was easily accommodated with spacious en-suite bedrooms. The property is very well maintained inside & outside and is cleaned every day. The terrace outside is spacious and you can cool down in a good sized swimming pool or take advantage of the air-conditioning inside. We had fun playing table tennis most days and found the WiFi access very useful.
There is an approximate 15 minute walk down into the town but most of the time a taxi back uphill is advisable (14TL and there were taxis that accommodated 7 people for the same price).
There are lots of restaurants to choose from but our favourite was The Fish Terrace (a roof top restaurant with lovely views over the harbour and bay) which is run by Korsan Ltd who maintained our villa. They give a discount for people staying at the villa.
When we ate at the villa the best food could be sourced from the butcher near the roundabout and the fisherman's shack down the stairs from the taxi rank (big fresh prawns for 2TL each).
There are a couple of convenience stores within 5 minutes walk of the villa for everyday purchases such as drinks and ice-creams.
The owner of the villa was excellent. She made sure we were provided with a welcome pack of drinks and some food items. She also arranged transfers to and from the airport (ENES car rental).
We would definitely like to go back to Kalkan Retreat.

20 Jul 2013

5/5

"Great Villa in Super Location!"

A wonderful holiday was had by all in a lovely spacious villa. All four of the bedrooms were of good size ( the pictures don't do the twin room justice). We wanted a villa with all en-suites and the quality of each exceeded our expectations. The villa is finished to a very high standard, very modern and we could not really fault it in anyway. Having a Water cooler is a nice touch and such a nice change to have a villa with plenty of glasses.
The outside area is of good size with a nice infinity pool and the ping pong table was used for many hours over the two weeks. Previously we had stayed north of the main road so quite a hike into Kalkan. Kalkan retreat is set in a far better location, a 15/20 minute walk into town but if you want to eat locally there are several choices within a 5 minute walk, Aqua was our choice of those local restaurants. Also two mini supermarkets within a 5 minute walk which makes life so easy for those every day bits you need. We did not feel the need for a car, taxi into Kalkan is only 15tl and getting one back after eating out is easy as the taxi rank is in the centre of town. Transfer charge of only£75 each way, so as we wanted a lazy holiday, did not feel a car was necessary. We had a great day out on Captains Osman boat, £100 for five was great value, bearing in mind it
included lunch.
Korsan team were excellent, very friendly and always on hand should you need them. We ate at their fish restaurant twice, great food and you get a discount if you stay at Kalkan retreat. So many good restaurants, such a great place we hope to be back

2 Jul 2013

5/5

"Kalkan Retreat - a great getaway"

I have visited Kalkan Retreat twice now. Once in May 2011 and after a very enjoyable time in excellent accommodation I decided to return again in May 2013. I went with a group of friends and we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. My room had the most beautiful view out over the ocean with a small balcony with a chair and table to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The quality of the bed and bed linen was excellent. Very soft and comfortable.
There were 3 bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom was huge with views over the ocean as well. Downstairs was another bedroom overlooking the infinity pool also with an ensuite bathroom.
The kitchen was well equipped and the lounge furniture was high quality and very comfortable facing the outside patio with the ocean in the distance. Around the pool were sun lounges for us all. There were also different outside areas. Little nooks for curling up and reading a book in the sun or sitting around in the BBQ area. A tennis table was the scene of many a competitive game. The cleaning staff did a great job being very discreet.
We loved the restaurants and shops in Kalkan. The food was excellent and the local people very friendly. I bought handbags, silver jewellery and clothes. We also had a fantastic Turkish Bath, massage and clay mask in one of the local massage parlours.
All in all I just love this part of the world and staying at Kalkan Retreat is so comfortable and easy.

13 Nov 2012

5/5

"Holiday perfection - gorgeous villa, beautiful views!"

Kalkan Retreat has to be the best holiday villa that we have ever rented - top quality accommodation, unbeatable views, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, lovely swimming pool. Great to have the wifi and the Wii in the games room was an added bonus on the one stormy day. The table tennis table game us lots of fun as well. The management team gave very attentive service and were on hand if we needed them. The transfer arranged with Enes was also very good and made both our arrival and departure go completely smoothly. Our whole week's experience simply could not have been bettered. Thank you Pauline for all your superb attention to detail in the renting out of Kalkan Retreat!

17 Oct 2012

5/5

"Stunning villa in great location"

This is our 5th visit to Kalkan and the best villa we have stayed in so far. It is modern, clean and uncluttered but EVERYTHING you need is provided. It would be the best equipped villa we have stayed… More

23 Sep 2012

5/5

"Perfect Stay"

I feel so lucky to have booked our week stay in South Turquie at Kalkan Retreat : it exceeded our expectations and there was not a worry or disappointment. The kitchen is a real one with a large area to prepare food with friends while enjoying the view at the Sea.
The layout of the Villa is very practical and spacious. The maintenance team from Karsan is top , Swimming pool was checked regularly .
The area is very quiet and less touristic than the center of Kalkan. We enjoyed going to the Free Beach down the road on the right side , Water was like in a postcard ...
I never wrote a guest feedback before , this is my first time ... i took the time to do it because we really appreciated the quality of our stay at this place and thought the Owner disserves a recognition : Bravo Pauline !

30 Aug 2012

5/5

"Fantastic well equipped villa offering breaktaking views."

Our party consisted of two families, 4 adults, 4 children. When we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of Kalkan Retreat. All the rooms were very well laid out and furnished. All four bedrooms are a very good size with ensuites and it was fantastic to see lots of cupboard space! The kitchen was extremely well equipped with a lovely large fridge, essential for keeping the drinks cold! The sitting room was comfortable with satellite TV which was a godsend as the London Olympics were on so we were able to keep up to date on how TeamGB were doing. The large patio doors led out to a large table, under cover, again with very comfortable chairs. The patio area afforded many sun traps but also welcome 'little retreats' on comfy sofas if you needed shade. Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. My boys loved the table tennis. The infinity pool was lovely and spotlessly clean. Location good, although a steep walk down to Kalamar Beach Club which is well worth visiting for the water sports alone. We hired two boats and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves motoring along the shoreline, snorkelling in the turquoise clear waters looking at the fish. The food in Kalkan is fantastic, in fact we ate out most evenings and didn't have a bad meal, the Turkish people are lovely, can't do enough for you. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The maintenance team were wonderful, delivering fresh bread everyday and replenishing our water cooling bottles when needed, always friendly and helpful. The villa was kept in very good condition. From start to finish the owner Pauline has been informative, friendly and very efficient. Arranging our airport transfers both ways and always on the end of an email giving us as much information about the resort as we needed. Thank you Pauline. Go, you won't regret it.

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