Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Florence nestles in the olive groves which overlook the unspoilt village of Kalkan. The house has been lovingly furnished using local crafts and materials. It's situated in a beautifully landscaped, private garden, filled with a range of tropical & indigenous plants, and boasts a large 40 sq m pool. The house has three large bedrooms, four bathrooms, spacious open-plan sitting room with two sofa beds, kitchen/dining area, first floor balcony, veranda and roof terrace. It is air-conditioned throughout and we now have Broadband Wi Fi installed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 90 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|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 4 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Two sofa beds, six 'steamer' sun beds with umbrellas, marble-topped table on terrace - seats eight, hammock, cane table and chairs on balcony, table and four chairs on roof terrace, telescope. Large fitted wardrobes and vanity units in bedrooms, Ottoman-style seating area in bedroom three, wrought iron bed-heads, marble flooring on ground floor, wooden flooring on floors one & two, mosquito nets and wooden shutters on all windows, large marble fireplace (working) in sitting room. Safe with digital lock in master bedroom. Large selection of blow up toys and lilos for pool. Hairdryer. Spare fold up single bed in bed 3.
The village of Kalkan descends to the sea and picturesque harbour in terraces of white-washed and wooden houses, many boasting ornately carved Ottoman timber balconies, draped in bougainvillaea. Very strict building rules ensure that the village remains small, in tact and unspoilt. The streets and alleyways are a veritable Aladdin's cave - think carpet bazaars, antique shops, ceramic stores, and arty jewellery shops where pieces are custom-made in silver, gold, turquoise and amber.
Cruises - a day at sea is a must. Take a trip on one of the many Gulet cruises from the harbour and visit stunning secluded coves.
Beaches - Kalkan beach is next to the harbour. It's a pebble beach so the sea is unbelievably clear. Sandy Kaputas beach is 10 mins away while Patara Beach (30 mins away) is regularly voted one of the best beaches in the world.
Ancient Ruins - Kalkan offers easy access to many great classical sites such as Xanthos, Patara, Letoon, Pinara and Tlos
Kalkan is famous throughout Turkey for its roof-top bars and restaurants which offer fabulous views of the harbour, the sea - and at night, the stars. For such a small place Kalkan has an astonishing range of restaurants. You can sit cross-legged on kilims and floor cushions and be served traditional Turkish fare, enjoy freshly-caught seafood at one of the smart harbour side establishments, or feast on the closest thing you'll get to home-cooking at one of the charmingly low-key, back street eateries
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Once an old Greek fishing village called Kalamiki, Kalkan is now a vibrant resort for those in search of more than just sea and sand. Although Kalkan offers sun drenched-beaches and wonderful azure blue waters, it is rich in traditional charm and has an abundance of local ancient history. This is an ideal destination to explore the surrounding famous archaeological sites, like the Lycian ruins at Patara, Letoon and Xanthos.
The Mediterranean coast of Turkey has an impressive 300 days of sunshine every year so you're almost guaranteed perfect cloudless skies during your summer holiday here. The season generally runs from May to October but it can be equally fabulous in April and November. The temp rises to the mid 40s in July and August with a more comfortable mid 30 degrees C May, June, September and October.
This area of Turkey is part of the ancient kingdom of Lycia with the Lycian Way running through it, consequently the region is stuuffed with reminders of a bygone age - amphitheatres, mausoleums, ancient cities and sacred sites
Kalkan’s whitewashed Ottoman houses tumble down the hillside through narrow streets and small cobbled alleyways to the sea. There is a small strip of beach in the town, but most people prefer to take one of the water taxi boats to the many beaches just around the headland to such places as Kalamar Bay where there is a wide choice of water sports available.
In the evening explore the bustling seafood restaurants that line the harbour front grilling freshly caught catches from the local fishing boats.
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1 Oct 2013
"Great Place to Stay"
We had 3 gorgeous weeks in Kalkan, this was our first visit to Turkey and the first holiday where we didn't want to leave!! The villa was lovely and spacious with enough space for lively 5 and … More
Thanks so much for taking time to review our villa. We really appreciate it.
So glad you had a good time. Come back soon!
All the best.
Frank and Alison
3 Aug 2013
"A lovely, relaxing villa with all the luxuries of home"
Fantastic 2 weeks in Villa Florence; can't rate this villa highly enough. Its location at the top of the town means that it's quiet & secluded yet easy down hill stroll to all the restaurants, shops & beach. Getting back up the hill isn't a problem, 10tl in a taxi!
The villa itself is well equipped, clean & well maintained. The pool area is kept spotless and sun loungers are very comfortable. We made good use of the bbq(local supermarkets sell good quality meat & veg) and my 11 & 13 boys appreciated the playstation when they wanted to escape the midday sun.
Owner Frank was a pleasure to deal with. He organised very efficient transfers (water & refreshing wipes provided!) and his recommendation for boat hire was spot on. Well worth a stay for a wonderful relaxing holiday.
Thanks so much for the great review Jacqui. Hope to see you back one day!
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