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Villa Kirmizi Lale - our luxury villa

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The villa is in a superb position just 5 real minutes from the nearest restaurants and shops and only 10 real minutes from the heart of Kalkan old town and the beach. It has its own private pool (approx 7x5m and 1.75m deep), with large patio/sun terrace area and garden laid to lawn with shrubs and trees.

It is fully equipped with a large marble outside table with 8 wrought iron chairs, 8 sunbeds with mattresses and 4 sun umbrellas to shade you from the sun. There is a shaded Ottoman seating area on the very top terrace with 4 comfy lounging sofas where you can enjoy a peaceful drink and take in the stunning views of the town and bay. There is also a built in barbeque for you to cook your meal whilst soaking up the atmosphere - you can cook your freshly bought fish whilst sipping a cool beer from the rooftop fridge and enjoying the sun setting over Kalkan bay.

For the workaholics amongst you or for the kids who can't bear to be away from Facebook for long, there is wireless internet access which is free of charge - just bring your own laptop! there is also UK TV across the internet (UK terrestrial and Freeview channels). The location is between the Elite Hotel (now apartments) and the green school - very centrally located - no need for taxis!

Discounts are available for groups of 4 people or less.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 10 minutes walk 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dalaman
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
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The living area has a working wood burner, just in case the evening gets chilly (very unlikely), a three seater sofa bed, a two seater sofa, armchair and pouffe, In addition there is a music system, TV, DVD player and Nintendo Wii (including a small selection of DVDs and Wii games).

The newly re-fitted kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge freezer, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine. There is sufficient cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for 10 people. In addition there is an iron and ironing board available

Bedroom 1 is on the first floor and has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and newly refurbished contemporary and extended en suite bathroom with wc, basin and walk in shower. It has views across to the town and mountains and access to a large balcony.

Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and newly refurbished contemporary en suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower over a full-sized bath. It has views across to the town and mountains and access to a large balcony.

Bedroom 3 is on the second floor and is a beautiful large room equipped with a double bed, two single beds, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table with a newly refurbished adjacent bathroom comprising wc and basin.

Bedroom 4 is on the second floor with two single beds, a wardrobe and chest of drawers sharing the newly refurbished bathroom with Bedroom 3.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a lovely balcony affording stunning views of the town and bay

Further details outdoors

The villa has its own private pool (approx 7 metres x 5 metres and 1.75 metres deep), with large patio/sun terrace area and garden laid to lawn with shrubs and trees. It is fully equipped with a large marble outside table with 8 wrought iron chairs, 8 sunbeds with mattresses and 4 sun umbrellas to shade you from the sun.

There are also 2 hammocks in the garden where you can lie in the cooling breeze. There is a shaded Ottoman seating area on the very top terrace with 4 comfy lounging sofas where you can enjoy a peaceful drink and take in the stunning views of the town and bay. There is also a built in barbeque for you to cook your meal whilst soaking up the atmosphere - you can cook your freshly bought fish whilst sipping a cool beer from the rooftop fridge and enjoying the sun setting over Kalkan bay.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival.

Dedicated friendly management team to look after you and arrange anything you want during your stay.

All linen and bath and beach towels provided.

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region

This beautiful and sophisticated bougainvillea-covered harbour village is set in a breathtaking landscape in the heart of the old Lycian region. The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further away, but all easily accessible.

Strict conservation laws have ensured that the heart of the village retains an authentic ambience. Winding cobbled streets, colourful local shops and excellent harbour-side or roof terrace restaurants and bars are combined with stunning views - whether you are looking up to the dramatic mountains behind the village, or down across the harbour to the broad sweep of the Mediterranean.

The many roof terraces are a highlight of the evenings, a time when Kalkan is at her significant best. You can dine by candlelight to the strains of jazz or classical music whilst admiring the beautiful views across the tiled rooftops to the harbour and out to sea - a truly unforgettable experience.

The standard of dining in Kalkan is a wonderful surprise. With restaurant ownership shared between locals and Turks from Istanbul, a wider variation of Mediterranean cuisine is offered than perhaps might be expected from a Turkish village of this size. Certainly, the range and style of cuisine on offer exceeds what is generally available throughout coastal Turkey.

Due to the type of visitor that Kalkan attracts there have been continuing gastronomic improvements, especially at the higher end of the market. This has resulted in an eclectic selection of restaurants that provide good value for all tastes.

Swimming opportunities abound. The village pebble beach has been carefully and attractively extended. There are stunning beaches in the immediate vicinity, with Patara Beach being one. Patara is a 20-minute journey, and is regularly featured as one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful and undiscovered beaches. Comprising eighteen kilometres of sand without a single building. (Except one restaurant on the beach which is open all day and has all the facilities needed to spend the whole day at the beach).

The dramatic Kaputas beach is a 5 minute journey from Kalkan. It is a beautiful sandy beach found at the foot of a ravine down many steps.

Several beach clubs complete the swimming options available in Kalkan. Accessible by water taxi, taxi or on foot, these clubs are much more than simply platforms cut into the cliff side - they provide a scenically stunning setting and a peaceful haven in which to relax by the water's edge listening to the sounds of the sea and, occasionally, tasteful background music.

The swimming at the beach clubs is fabulous, with access steps leading directly from the rocks into the clear clean waters of the bay, some parts of which are freshened by several natural underground springs. Most of the clubs also provide water sports for the more active.

With so much of interest in the surrounding regions and the village itself, Kalkan is a destination that encourages guests to return time and time again. Whether your interests are historical, cultural, or you just wish for the most relaxing holiday in the most beautiful, Kalkan is sure to satisfy.

Kalkan has managed to retain that most elusive of mixtures - an authentic ambience with the relative sophistication that makes it an unusual, charming, picturesque and uniquely welcoming destination.

Kalkan

THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND KALKAN

The following WATER SPORTS are available in Kalkan:

Windsurfing, Water-skiing, Ringos/Donuts, Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Sea Canoeing, Pedaloes, Scuba Diving.

Kekova, Myra & Church of St Nicolas

A popular destination with visitors is Demre (Kale) where the famous rock tombs of Myra are to be found as well as the early medieval domed Basilica of St Nicholas.

Jeep Safari & Islamlar

Drive up to the mountains for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement.

Kalkan Boat Trip

Chill on a relaxing day trip around the bays and islands of Kalkan, lunch is served onboard. Plenty of swimming and lots of fun.

Saklikent, Tlos & Yakapark

A wonderful way to escape the searing summer heat of the coast, this tour takes you into the Taurus mountain range with its fresh springs cascading to the plain below.

Scuba Diving & Try Dives

Kalkan has many excellent dive companies offering full day trips, 'try dives' and PADI open water courses for those looking to establish themselves as a certified diver.

Horse Riding

Riding on the beautiful 18 km beach of Patara.

Fethiye Market & Kayaköy

Approximately 15 minutes from Fethiye is the Ghost village, Kayakoy. After the inhabitants left the village in 1922 to return to Greek soil, the houses, numbering about 3,500, where left empty and deserted.

Canoeing

An exciting day of sun, fun, nature and canoeing along the beautiful Xantos River. No canoeing experience required to share an exhilarating day in Patara national park as your experienced guides show you one of the most unspoilt places of the area.

Paragliding

Thrill-seekers are sure to find this one of the greatest possible adrenalin rushes. Take off on top of the mountains in Kas enjoy the view of Greek Island Meis, Kas town and beautiful scenery.

Sea Kayaking at Kekova

This is a great way to see the sunken city of Kekova and experience sea kayaking.

Greek Island of Meis (Castellorizo)

Meis Island known as Castellorizo by the Greeks is only 20 minutes away from Kas town. Meis has remained untouched by tourism still protecting its charm and beauty of a small Greek Island. Tours to the Island are available almost everyday from Kas.

Patara, Xanthos, Letoon & Pinara

Within easy reach of Kalkan is the Lycian capital, Xanthos, its port, Patara, religious centre, Letoon and also Pinara

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Review 1-10 of 16

18 Jul 2015

5/5

"The perfect holiday"

I think the two main questions for a holiday are 1. where to go and 2. where to stay. For those who have been to Kalkan before, you won't need me to answer the first - as everyone who goes there loves it. It's a beautiful place, lovely old harbour area with cobbled streets, pretty shops and fantastic restaurants and bars, nearly all with terrace views. The locals are friendly and welcoming and there is lots to do to tempt you away from simply lazing by the pool if you want to explore. So the second decision - where to stay; Felicity's villa was perfectly located within easy walking distance of the harbour and the best of the restaurants and shops. It is spacious, light and sparklingly clean. The newly refurbed bathrooms with power showers were fantastic. Everything worked and the kitchen is unusually well-stocked with equipment so that cooking and eating 'at home' is a pleasure, especially with a fabulous greengrocer minutes away where the fruit and veg displays are like a still-life painting and you can buy 8 aubergines for 50p :) The property manager, Yusuf, and his team were most welcoming and looked after us very well. So, all in all, answers to the questions: 1. Kalkan - big tick! 2. Villa Kirmize Lali - even bigger tick! Have a wonderful time if you go!

Thanks for the lovely review - I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale!

11 May 2015

5/5

"Stop looking for another villa - Kirmize Lale is the place to go!"

Kalkan, once a small fishing village, still has a lovely friendly village-like feel. Plentiful of restaurants and cafes, all serving great food from casual to some quite fine dining. A very well appointed villa with spacious bedrooms, marvellous bathrooms and beautiful garden. We also liked the little things like the scent of the honeysuckle, the fact that we were met at the villa at arrival,love the non-slip bathroom tiles, the friendly bus drivers, ... Our best outings were the boat trip and a day in Patara exploring the ruins - we had them all to ourselves! We have to come back! Thanks Felicity for a perfect family holiday.

Wow - thank you for the FAB review - I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale!

20 Apr 2015

5/5

"A wonderful Villa...I've already booked again for next year!"

Villa Kirmizi Lale is a wonderful villa in the picturesque town of Kalkan. It has an attractive, well appointed interior, with new kitchen and bathrooms, and an ottoman seating area on the top floor with stunning views over the bay - perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or two! Outside is a large pool and a patio area with sunbeds and dining table/ chairs. My teenagers enjoyed the hammocks in the garden areas, I liked to watch the sun rising over the mountains in the morning with a cuppa - the view of the mountains is also stunning. We were extremely lucky with the weather for April so we didn't really need the TV or wifi too much, but it was useful for checking emails and the kids managed to find comedy shows. There is a cupboard full of books, games, cds and dvds which were useful on our one cloudy day. For me, one of the best things about this villa is the location. It's on a quiet side street but only a few minutes walk to the Migros supermarket and the Thursday market, and only 10 minutes walk into town (maybe 15 mins back up the hill afterwards!). Another plus for us was the thoughtfulness of the local team - they popped by briefly each day to check we were ok and as well as cleaning the pool each morning they turned off the pump during the day to warm it up for us. The owner, Felicity, arranged our taxi transfers to and from the airport and we used the same driver on a day trip to Patara, which was a fantastic day out. My daughter has decided she wants to spend her 17th birthday at Kirmizi Lale with friends next year, so we will be returning...I can't wait!

Thank you for the glowing review and I look forward to welcoming you to Villa Kirmizi Lale again next year!

30 Aug 2014

5/5

"Amazing"

We fell in love with Kalkan and will definitely be back. The villa was spotless and in an ideal position. The restaurants and supermarkets are within a 5/10 min walk. Felicity made our holiday run extremely smoothly. The kitchen is new and the two ensuite bathrooms were new. We had a great holiday and it went way too quickly. We are already planning on going back next year.

Thank you for your lovely review - I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale soon!

1 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fabulous villa in a good location for getting around with plenty of space with an excellent view of Kalkan bay"

This is our third time in Kalkan and we really loved this property which my partner and I stayed in along with his sister and brother-in-law so we had plenty of space in the villa which was very well equipped and had everything you could possibly need including music, TV and games. The pool is spotless, the hammocks glorious along with some pretty flowers on show. The management of the villa are extremely helpful and pleasant as is Felicity the owner. The location of the villa is excellent at the top of the hill across from the bus station and the Tuesday market which was great and we never had to take a taxi home this year as it is within walking distance from the shops and restaurants. The Turkish hammam is just down the road to get yourself into relaxation mode and scrubbed down for getting a good tan!. I would thoroughly recommend this villa and we hope to return again soon.

Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale!

21 Oct 2013

5/5

"we can,t wait to come back"

Felicity's villa is just about how perfect you could expect to spend time in such a lovely area as Kalkan. It has every thing for a relaxing time away the villa is more than home from home it is just, when shall we return. This is our third visit and we hope next Sept to come back plus Felicity is just the nicest person you could meet and we await to see her back in the uk very soon, hope this covers our love of her Kalkan home and our temporary abode Gi8ll and David

Thanks for such a lovely review - I can't wait to welcome you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale too!

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect location - Perfect people - Perfect time had by all."

We stayed for 2 weeks in the Kirmizi Lale and loved it. The property is set amongst other villas on the hillside not far from the main road out of Kalkan near the green school. Although it is 10 minutes into town, it is most definitely downhill all the way. Coming back though, it is certainly good for stamina building, with the last 50 metres being the steepest. We tended to walk down into town and then get a taxi back up, especially if we had supplies to carry. There a plenty of taxis and the cost back up the hill was about 10 TL (plus or minus drivers discretion!). The villa itself is lovely, with the position up the hill comes the view, you never get tired of looking out to sea, or up the mountain side (tip: binoculars are really useful). It's just close enough to town but not too close to get the noise. The only noise we had was from the neighbours splashing in their pool (mind you, they would have said the same about us!) The ample-sized pool was heavily used by us in the heat, Yusuf would clean it every morning and be gone before we even got up. We spent a lot of time lounging in the afternoon on the terrace before our walk down the hill to the finest food in Kalkan. The area surrounding the villa is well turned out with different flora and this is regularly watered and kept in good condition by Yusuf. The rooms are very well done out, the beds very comfy, and the air conditioning is a life saver at night if travelling when we did! We all slept well. We hardly used the cooking facilities, eating out most nights, but the villa is well-equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We did tune into the UK TV, mostly for a bit of BBC news and 5 live coverage of the ashes. This worked really well. Felicity organised the transfers from Dalaman for us up front and these worked like clockwork. We would thoroughly recommend Kirmizi Lale. It was great for us with 4 grown up youngsters. Great place, great position, but get those leg muscles built up first!! The best holiday we've had for years (and no mozzie bites!)

Thanks SO much - I hope you will visit again!

20 Jul 2013

5/5

"Excellent villa, homely feel"

The owner Felicity made the booking process easy and was always prompt with any email enquiries, she arranged the airport transfers which were in a very comfortable air conditioned minibus, we were meet on arrival at the villa by Yusuf the local agent looking after the villa he is always on hand with local knowledge or to deal with any problems that sometimes occur and very helpful delivering large containers of drinking water for the cooler. The villa is full equipped with any thing you need and the wifi connection is also very useful. All bedrooms and the lounge have air con units to combat the heat and of course a lovely private pool to cool down in, which we could do with now at home during this heatwave! The view from the pool terrace across the bay was lovely while relaxing on the sunbeds catching the rays, and the view is even better from the Ottoman terrace area on the top floor where we spent many a pleasant evening with a sundowner. It is an easy 10 minute walk down the hill into Kalkan, but takes a little longer to walk back up, the road climbs gently back to up the villa, the last 20 or so yards are quite steep but of course Taxis are numerous although we never felt the need for one to get back! The restaurant just down from the villa (Eves see our review) makes for a good pit stop before tackling the last climb up. Also a quick mention for Chillies restaurant again see our separate review. There are numerous restaurants and eating places on the road down so no need to go all the way down to the old town. All in all our party loved our time in Kalkan and the villa was at the heart of all that was good!

Wow - thanks so much!

20 Jun 2013

5/5

"The perfect location and stunning views"

This villa is in the perfect location, close enough to town to access all the amenities but far enough to avoid town centre noise. The improvements to the villa this year were noticeable, incl. a new kitchen & flooring, and the ottoman area upstairs had been reupholstered. The views from up here are stunning! We found everything we needed to occupy 2 teenagers in between our outings, incl. board games and internet tv, the wi fi was a good feature too for teenage facebook fanatics! Following a week with the family, I enjoyed a week in the same villa with friends where we made full use of the wine glasses! The walk up the hill became easier as the time went on and we felt fortunate that we wern't in one of the many villa's further up. Handy for both weeks was the Migros supermarket just down the hill, and the villa is also in sight of the amazing Thursday Market. We felt very well looked after by the local team and will certainly visit again.

13 Apr 2013

5/5

"A fabulous villa with fantastic views.."

This was our fourth year to Villa Kirmizi Lale..A fabulous villa with plenty of space and is equipped like home, and has just had a new kitchen and flooring downstairs which look fab. The outside patio and gardens are a lovely area to sunbathe and relax by the pool, and have great views of the bay. Both the first floor balcony and the Ottoman area on the 3rd floor also have fantastic views, and the Ottoman area is lovely to sit on whilst enjoying a glass of wine and enjoying the views! This is a great villa to come to with family or friends, I have been with both and each time it feels like home to me. It is only a few minutes walk to the supermarket and start of the restuarants and about a 10 minute walk down to the harbour, with restaurants all the way down. Kalkan is hilly but this is good to keep you fit! The villa owner is lovely, extremely helpful and always easy to contact. The villa is also maintained by a local family who are very helpful and friendly and regularly visit to keep the pool maintained and can help if you have any problems. In summary a fantastic villa to stay in!

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      • 7 Years listed

      65% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:29 Aug 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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