House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated some 200 metres up from the waters edge in the fashionable Kömurluk area of Kalkan is this 4 bedroomed (all en suite) fully serviced luxury villa with pool. Just 10 minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and harbour of central Kalkan, the villa is conveniently located whilst offering a degree of privacy, exclusivity and superb direct sea views. The policy of the villa owners is to reinvest regularly in decor and facilities to ensure the property remains fully up to date and the villa was substantially renovated ahead of the 2012 season. The owners and their family regularly use the villa which is more like a luxurious sea side home than the usual holiday rental!
Villa Kumanluk has four bedrooms, each with luxurious en suite shower and WC and air conditioning as well as celing fans. The stunning masterbedroom suite has completely uninterrupted views across Kalkan bay and direct access on to a spectacular balcony. Two double bedded rooms (one ground floor) each also have sea views. The fourth bedroom has two single beds, providing flexibility for families.
Downstairs is a spacious through lounge/ kitchen dining area looking out to the sea. The very contemporary kitchen area has all Bosch appliances and is generously stocked with all utensils. The lounge area is also contemporary, with flat screen TV/DVD, and I-Pod dock system and Wi-Fi internet access. Floors throughout the villa are in cool white marble.
It is the outside space in Kalkan which is the most important and Villa Kumanluk does not disappoint. A large sun patio in polished travertine offers uninterrupted views across the bay and its ever changing vista. The private swimming pool is just a step away for cooling off. Outside dining is in the shade of a spacious canopied pergola , with a choice of gas or charcoal barbecues as well as the kitchen oven and hob. There are numerous sun umbrellas available for when the need arises. The property is completely enclosed for privacy.
Villa Kumanluk is serviced by a local team who provide daily rubbish removal, mid week bed linen and interior towel change. Swimming towels are also provided on a weekly basis.
Transfers to and from Dalaman Airport will be arranged by the owner on request ( paid locally) and other advice provided to assist your holiday enjoyment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Patara 8 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, 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|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Lycian coast of Turkey is aptly named the Turquoise coast with its exquisite, clear blue sea water. The coast is dramatic and rocky,with occasional spectacular beaches such as Patara beach, voted by The Sunday Times as one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the Mediterranean, with 18 km of white sand only a 15 mins drive from Kalkan. Also nestling in the sands are the ruins of the ancient Lycian/Roman harbour city of Patara with spectacular ruins including an amphitheatre and one of the world's oldest parliament buildings (recently restored).
Kaputas is a beautiful small sandy beach 10 mins drive East along the coast from Kalkan, also accessible by boat. The climate alond the coast is considered to be the best in Turkey with 300 days sunshine every year and very low humidity.
Kas, a 30 minute drive away from Kalkan is worth a visit just for the journey alone! The road clings to the edge of the land providing spectacular views out to sea and of a variety of small islands. Kas was built on the ancient site of Amtiphellos
and ruins can still be seen scattered around the town, including a small, well preserved Hellenistic amphitheatre near to the harbour.Just off the coast is the small Greek island of Kastelorizo ( Meis in Turkish) which can be reached by boat from Kas every day, a recommended day trip but remember your euros!
Kalkan is on the route of the Lycian Way, which offers walkers stunning scenery and many archaelogical sites on its route. Good periods to walk the Lycian way are February to mid March, April to mid June, September to mid November.You can read more about the Lycian Way on www.lycianway.com
There are many ancient sites within easy reach of Kalkan including Xanthos, Pinara, Tlos and Patara. A little further afield are the well known sites of Kekova, Myra, Kale, Phaselis, Olympus and Ephesus.
Driving up into the mountains behind Kalkan through stunning scenery, you will come across a fertile plain that was once a prehistoric lake. Amongst the fields and orchards is the village of Bezirgan where you will find the real Turkey along with several Lycian rock tombs. Islamlar is also a lovely drive not far
up into the mountains from Kalkan. The village is justly famous for its trout farms with restaurants : virtually all the produce is grown locally. The famous Saklikent Gorge with its rush of icy water is the largest gorge in Turkey, and second deepest in Europe, and is again within easy reach from Kalkan.
The closest major town is Fethiye, one hours drive from Kalkan, with its large harbour, interesting shops and enormous weekly market.
To read more about the history, geography and arts of this fascinating area try www.lycianturkey.com
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 travelers looking for more than a "sun and sea" holiday. According to the Sunday Times, Kalkan attracts the kind of visitor who would also enjoy Tuscany or the Dordogne. The Guardian likens the town to "the Italian Riviera minus the poseurs."
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.
Kalkan curls around its historic harbour sheltered at the foot of the towering Taurus Mountains. The town overlooks a famously beautiful bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea. Narrow streets twist down to the harbour, lined with old whitewashed villas with shuttered windows situated alongside small local specialty shops and restaurants in historic buildings. Overhead hang original carved Ottoman Greek timber balconies garlanded with thick masses of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea cascading to the streets below. It is a very special place with a unique atmosphere.
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4 Oct 2013
"This villa has the wow factor."
This was our third stay in Kalkan and we are quite simply hooked. This is the best villa we have stayed in with its amazing pool, views and accommodation.. We cannot recommend it enough, the locatio… More
27 Jun 2013
"Fantastic spot, wonderful views and stunning sunsets"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Kumanluk - its perfectly positioned for the way we like to holiday - looking out to sea and enjoying a libation as the sun sets, and then only a short walk into… More
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