Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A modern stone built spacious villa, with large private swimming pool, Kismet villa has been designed to create a feeling of light and space. It has been furnished to a very high and personal standard, to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The pool and maturing gardens offer ample space for eating and entertaining around the pool, and there is a delightful shaded ottoman seating area as well as a 2 pretty tables and chairs, ten in total, and plenty of sun-loungers. There is a roof terrace with spectacular views of the bay and surrounding area, and a very large balcony joining the bedrooms .The living area is very comfortable with plenty of space and air-conditioning throughout. Ten minutes from the centre of Kalkan and 5 minutes from the weekly market, it is well placed for all amenities
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||kalkan 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman, Nearest railway: none|
|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, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa is very spacious and airy with good air conditioning throughout all the rooms. The main large living room has the well equipped kitchen at one end with circular dining table, and the seating area both in the centre around the fireplace, and at the furthest end where an enormous double sofabed is situated; the chaise longue in the centre can also serve as a single bed. A third showeroom is also located next to the spiral staircase.As well as airconditioning throughout there are also insect screens on all the doors and windows. New for 2007 there is satelitte TV/DVD as well as an excellent cd system is provided with some cds for your use.
Two sets of french doors lead you out to the generous sized pool and surrounding gardens, and the covered Ottoman seating, ideal for a shady retreat and read.
Inside the villa in the centre of the large living area, an open spiral staircase takes you to the first floor, with the two main bedrooms and their adjoining balcony with table and chairs ideal for breakfast, or an early evening drink while looking out to the harbour. Up another floor to a landing and the generous roof terrace which has stunning views far out to the sea and Kalkan harbour. The first floor comprises of two bedrooms, a large master bedroom with king size bed, and plenty of room for cot or small additional childs bed, with en suite showeroom and wc, the second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and a third proper folding bed for any extra guest also with own showeroom.
New for 2008, a third double bedroom on the top floor has been added with en-suite showeroom and with wonderful views over kalkan harbour.
All the en suite bathrooms comprise of a shower, handbasin, and wc.
There will be a welcome pack for your arrival, and the maid does a thorough once a week clean and can also do a mid week linen change if you request this, but so as not to invade your privacy this is optional. The washing machine is installed downstairs in a discreet cupboard and there is a drying rack for any washing, iron and ironing board. Please bring your own beach towels. All linen is supplied by the villa however. The pool is cleaned daily and the gardens also are watered daily.The villa has its own very useful book full of suggestions of where to visit and places to eat and useful phonenumbers, as well as a visitors book. Should you wish to use the villa mobile phone, this is available with a deposit on arrival.
new for 2008!!! We have just added a phone and internet connection! which will be very useful for all those who need to easily be in contact. Also the kitchenn has been doubled in size as well as the seating area outside.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool is large and surrounded by a generous stone tiled terrace with plenty of room to eat and entertain and at night the pool and the terrace have lighting which create a lovely atmosphere. At the end of the pool terrace, there are steps down to a small grassed garden planted with maturing banana and citrus trees.There is a bbq near the kitchen french doors, and plenty of chairs and a table as well as 6 sun loungers and 3 sunshades.At the end of the pool there are a fewteps down to small grass area with some maturing trees. The garden is well established after 3 years. The shops are about a 5 minute walk, the local market is weekly and about 3 minutes from the villa.
The swimmimg pool has no shallow end, and is of a constant depth throughout, so any children unable to swim must be supervised at all times.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Kalkan is a delightful harbour village set in a bay on the south western coast of Turkey in the Anatolia region. Kalkan is less than an hour from Fethiye and 2 hours from the nearest airport at Dalaman. The imposing Taurus mountains are the back drop to Kalkan,and you can visit many of the ancient sites and medieval villages all within easy access.Very popular are the gulet boat trips around the stunning bays and coastline of this region.
The winding cobbled streets of Kalkan lead to the harbour and the small beach, with views accross the the bay, and is famous for the range of excellent cafes and restaurants.The village of Kalkan is protected and there is no chance of it becoming a resort with mass tourism; it maintains its charm and village feel and the locals are very friendly and helpful.
You can swim in the clear and stunning waters of the famous Patara beach, only 15 minutes away, which is located amongst the ancient ruins of Patara; miles of golden sands surrounded by pine trees. There is lots to do and see for all tastes, and many trips can be booked easily from Kalkan village.
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11 Aug 2014
"We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Kalkan"
We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week stay at Villa Kismet - the first week I was with a girlfriend and our 2 teenage sons and then the rest of the stay with my husband and son. Our first holiday in this particular villa was 2 years ago and on our return we then booked for 2014. Nothing has changed, it is still wonderful and very homely and not like a holiday letting at all. You can tell the owners spend time there themselves and I am sure all their guests appreciate the extra touches that make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. Irfan who looks after the pool and brings fresh bread daily is a very lovely man who always checks everything is OK and I am sure if there was anything that needed attention he would deal with it immediately.
Kalkan itself is a lovely town with fantastic restaurants and a couple of very nice cocktail bars too now! Although the resort has grown since we first visited 6 years ago we didn't have a problem getting a table for dinner at all. Some restaurants are very popular so it is best to book ahead but we knew this and so weren't disappointed.
Although this time we generally stayed at the villa during the day - we didn't even go to the beach at Patara this year - we did do a canoe trip down the Xanthos river and also a boat trip from Kalkan harbour, both were great days out and I would recommend them. We also went up to Islamlar which is in the hills behind Kalkan and renowned for its excellent trout, for both lunch and dinner, again both meals were excellent and it is a very different atmosphere to being in Kalkan.
All in all it was an excellent holiday and we were very sorry we had to come home! Thank you Gillie for letting us stay in your lovely villa and also to Irfan and Karyn for looking after us whilst we were there.
We will return ...
What a wonderful review-thank you so much! its always the best when we know our guests feel the villa is like "home" because thats what it is for us- a home in Kalkan, and of course Kalkan itself is so welcoming. We much look forward to your return whenever that may be. Thank you.
21 Jul 2014
"Another idyllic holiday in Villa Kismet"
This is the second visit to Villa Kismet and it didn't let us down. We survived the heat but didn't manage to do all the things we'd planned. However, because the villa is so well equipped and the pool is wonderfully maintained by the fabulous Irfan it didn't spoil our holiday. Kalkan is so pretty with wonderful restaurants, shops and facilities, not forgetting the Thursday market. Thanks again Gillie for a wonderful stay.
I was just thrilled you wanted to return and that it lived up to your first stay. So much to do and see there and around Kalkan, but good to be able to laze by the pool too. Hope you will make a third visit too!
21 Jul 2014
"Everything and more, beautiful and relaxing"
Stayed at this Villa for 2 weeks with my partner and my boys and had a fantastic time, pictures don't do the Villa justice. From initial contact right until the end of our stay everything was pe… More
We are delighted you had such a successful holiday and that our villa was even better than you anticipated! Thanks so much for your review and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
10 Jul 2014
We had an amazing stay. Villa lovely with all mod cons.Kalkan great fun with lots of good eating places. Boat trip a must.
So pleased you had such great stay! hope to see you back again some day.
4 Jul 2014
My friends and I have been to this exquisite villa 6 times now and every year it gets better and better. This year was no exception from lazy days by the utterly fabulous pool to the outstanding food in the many excellent restaurants. As I have said in previous reviews this villa has everything you could wish for . The bedrooms are all spacious and well furnished with extremely comfy beds, powerful showers and the views well what can I say, breathtaking. We actually spent a couple of nights on the top floor just looking out over the twinkling lights of Kalkan and enjoying the peacefulness, bliss.
The owner Gillie is fantastic to deal with and any questions or requests you have are answered immediately we cannot commend Gillie enough on this or her exceptional taste in furnishings this truly is a wonderful haven and we thank you for allowing us to share it.
There are also two other people who look after the villa, Ifran who will bring you fresh bread every morning and look after the outside of the villa. He is a joy to speak with and Karyn who is on hand to help you book any trips or answer any questions you may have.
The villa is well positioned and only a short walk into the friendly town with its maze of restaurants, cafés and shops ladies!
If you are thinking of Kalkan then this is the villa you want to book, it has total privacy around the pool and everything you require ifor a fantastic time.
We shall return.
Thank you thank you! what a wonderful review and so kind of you to write again. Its always so good to hear from you and that you want book again, the villa and Kalkan really must feel like your very own, which is perfect. I shall look forward to knowing when your next stay will be!
1 Jul 2014
"Excellent villa and pool, well equipped and maintianed, beautiful location"
Our first time to Turkey and we think we struck gold choosing Villa Kismet. We are animal lovers and are pleased to say that cats and dogs living in Kalcan seemed to be well cared for and a "welfare programme" exists to ensure they are not neglected. No matter how beautiful a location is if animal neglect exists the holiday is ruined. This is not the case in Kalcan,
Villa Kismet is a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location with a harbour full of fabulous places to eat and drink. There are also plenty of gift shops. We walked down to the harbour but always got a taxi back as the prospect of walking back up to the villa was a bit daunting, especially in the heat after a few drinks and meal. Taxis only cost approx £3.50. If you can tear yourself away from the villa and pool throughout the day a boat trip is well worth it. We did not need or want to visit the beach. We had what we needed at the villa.
Shopping at the "supermarkets" at the bottom of the hill (they look a bit like Lidl or Aldi) is cheaper than the smaller shops in the centre and taxis are close by and dont mind the short trip back up to the villa. But hey, you are on holiday. Who really cares.
Karyn and Irfen are both readily available if you have any queries or need any help.
To conclude: a fabulous holiday staying at Villa Kismet.
I am delighted that your first stay in Turkey has proved so successful! Its a beautiful country with warm friendly people and we are delighted your stay in our "Turkish home" was just perfect for you.
We hope you will return one day, you will be warmly welcomed back for sure.
14 Jun 2014
"Comfortable and very stylish villa with great views."
We enjoyed a relaxing 10-day stay in Villa Kismet. The owner, Gillie has created a comfortable and stylish environment which we absolutely adored. All we needed was there - fantastic sea views from it's three balconies, spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds, a spacious terrace with great BBQ area and an ottoman seating area which offered much needed respite from the hot sun. The wonderful Irfan brought fresh bread each morning and cleaned the pool and terrace daily. We had a brilliant and relaxing holiday in this amazing villa and i highly recommend it.
Am so pleased you had a lovely stay and everything went so well for you and the family. I do hope you will come again too, we love repeat guests as they feel like family or friends. Thank you for your great review.
6 Jun 2014
If you are planning a holiday to Kalkan then you will not find anything better than this property, with regard to accommodation, views and location. It is simply just a terrific place to stay. It easi… More
Thank you very much for your generous praise for our villa. We are so thrilled you enjoyed it and that it was so perfect for you and your family. Am delighted too you wish to return next year and the dates are already penciled in your name, and we can confirm once you are sure of holiday dates. Many many thanks for choosing our Turkish home which we also love so much!
1 Jun 2014
"Beautiful, spacious villa overlooking Kalkan bay"
We made a last minute booking for Villa Kismet due to the cancellation of previously booked accommodation....so glad we did! The villa is very spacious and stylishly decorated, and has everything you could need for a holiday and more. There are fabulous views across Kalkan bay from the top bedroom, and the location is very peaceful. Having read previous reviews, I was (very slightly) concerned about the steps down to the villa and the distance to the old town, as we have two small children. However the steps are really not anything to worry about - nothing more than we have in our house! And whilst the villa is quite a way out of town - it was easy enough to walk in, then I would recommend a taxi back (about 12TL).
The pool area is cleaned every day by a lovely chap Erfan, who also brings fresh bread each morning - it was these little touches that set the villa experience apart from some others I think. And the owner is such a lovely person to deal with - very accommodating and charming. Hope to return!
I am so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, especially after such a last minute change of plan, and delighted it didnt disappoint. We much appreciate your review too, thank you, as I know how busy your life must be with 2 small children and work. Please do return! I know Irfan always enjoys seeing familiar faces and we have quite a"family" of repeat guests!
warm wishes to you and the family.
19 May 2014
"Kings & Queens"
What to book on our first 'patchwork-family' holiday? Thrilled that we found Villa Kismet. We, 2 grown ups and 4 children, enjoyed the comfort of this well equipped castle: the four(!) bathrooms, excellent rooms, great living-room and a kitchen without anything missing, smart BBQ, spacy pool with nice sunbeds and amazing lounge-couch. surrounded by a tropical garden including palm trees and colorful flowers!
We felt like (little) kings and queens when returning from trips we made to Kas, Patara, Kaputas, Fetihe etc. Impressive ruines from centuries ago, 'private' Pink Beach Club, lazy Kaputas with its stunning views, Kalkans market with simple breakfast and fine products, the fish-shop, the butcher-shop, a range of friendly restaurants and the sporty soccer-pitch in the middle of town..
Special thanks to helpful Karyn, Irfan and Dr Cem, whom we had to call out for an ear-infection. All great, inspiring people, who all contributed to a more than pleasant stay.
We are delighted that your" patchwork" family had such a great time at our "Turkish" home and that it all went so well for you. Please do come back another year!we would love to welcome you again. Thank you for the great review.
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