About the home
There’s a wide range to choose from in Kalkan. You can rent a good-value villa with a pool high on the hill – but a hot walk down to the town for your everyday needs, restaurants and bars. If you want something a bit special with the rarity value of a seafront location, go for Grania’s House, and the seclusion of a privately owned spacious villa with its own guest suite at prestigious Club Patara on the Patara Prince Resort
JULY/AUGUST AVAILABLE AS 3-BED ONLY. OTHER TIMES OPTION OF 2 OR 3 BED. GARDEN SUITE NOT AVAILABLE INDEPENDENTLY.
Grania's House is set in prime position in the privacy of a lush garden of palm trees, oleander and olives, the perfect place for a stress-free and relaxing holiday. This romantic villa has uninterrupted views out to sea and just the other side of the garden are both the main pools and sea-bathing from platforms over the rocks (the water is blue flagged for quality), nearer than almost any other property. The hotel, restaurants and bars are only a few steps further.
The villa also comes top for quality and space, both in the villa and in the garden suite below the terrace converted by us in 2010, reached by outside steps from the villa terrace. This guest suite is glass-fronted to make the most of the fabulous view across the garden to the sea, with a delightful interior to the same high standard as the main villa. Bedrooms throughout villa and suite are good-size doubles, which is often not the case with 3-bed villas. All the main rooms are air-conditioned, and all, not just some, of the main rooms have wonderful sea views, even including the kitchen and garden suite bathroom. Our villa is privately managed, and our delightful manager is on hand to deal speedily with any maintenance queries.
Total of 3 bedrooms, in the villa and separate guest suite. The villa has 2 bedrooms, (I double bed, 1 twin) 2 shower rooms, one en-suite (both recently refurbished) downstairs w.c., sitting room, kitchen, especially large terrace with built-in barbecue.
The new garden suite, reached by outside steps from the terrace, has 1 bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath, sitting room, and a small patio - the perfect space for additional family or guests.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Sea, 100m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 7, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
In addition to the main villa we converted the garden level to a guest suite in 2010, reached by outside steps leading down from the terrace. It is a stunning space, fronted by full length glass to take advantage of the fabulous view. It consists of 1 bedroom with double bed, looking directly out over the garden to the sea; sitting room, bathroom with bath and shower; small patio with two wooden sunloungers. Hair dryer provided. (The suite cannot be rented separately from the main villa.)
The villa main entrance leads into the open-plan air-conditioned sitting room with traditional fireplace and big French windows, stylishly decorated with Ottoman coffee table, antique artefacts, kelim rugs on the floor and as cushions on the generous and comfortable low seating. The well-equipped kitchen is separate, overlooking sea and garden, and has a full size cooker, extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee-maker and electric kettle. Both rooms open onto the large bougainvillea-fringed terrace with comfortable cane sofa, dining table and chairs. Steps lead down from here to the garden suite and patio. The downstairs w.c. is fitted with a washing machine, and there is an iron and ironing board. There is also a small safe.
Upstairs the villa has the master bedroom with Juliet balcony and its own shower bathroom and w.c., and boasts an elegant double four-poster bed, draped in fresh blue and white cotton. A hair dryer is provided. There is a second bathroom, and the twin bedroom is attractively decorated in soft and light colours. All sleeping accommodation is in bedrooms, not on sofa beds elsewhere.
All main rooms air-conditioned, all with sea views, all bedrooms good-size doubles.
Bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided
Further details outdoors:
No need to make do with a tiny pool offered by many Kalkan villas; the highly prestigious Club Patara on the Patara Prince Resort has 3 large outside swimming pools, good for swimming serious lengths as well as more gentle fun in addition to sea swimming (blue flagged for quality) from bathing platforms below the house. The 2 large pools and sea are extremely near my villa. There is also 1 indoor pool, health and fitness centre, sunbathing platforms with umbrellas, tennis courts, several restaurants, bars, shop and other amenities including a boutique hotel. Watersports and scuba diving are also available at the resort.
Outside swimming pools open April - November only
The garden in which the villa is set is effectively private, and beautifully maintained, although we do not own it ourselves.
The villa twin bedroom has space for our additional full-size folding bed, if required.
Please enquire about suitability for tiny children. The resort is on a steep slope with flights of steps and is therefore not suitable for the less mobile.
Sorry, no smokers
Changeover day: flexible. Summer half term still available
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
From high cedar forests to dramatic coastal views, ancient Lycia offers spectacular scenery. It is rich in classical sites to visit such as Xanthos, Patara, Myra, Letoon and Tlos, all within easy reach of Kalkan, or for the more energetic the Lycian Way offers waymarked trails. Wild flowers, at their best in March and April, are superb. Walk through impressive Saklikent Gorge, 30 minutes drive away, and reward your activity with a delicious meal on the water's edge, lounging on cushionsTurkish-style.
Only half an hour away to the west is one of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean, the completely unspoilt 18 km long stretch at the ancient site of Patara, now a conservation area where turtles return to lay their eggs. A short drive from Kalkan in the other direction along the coast road takes you to the dramatic setting of Kaputas beach, and further away to the pretty harbour town of Kas.
The Kalkan / Patara Prince Resort area
Club Patara – also known as Patara Prince Resort – is one of Kalkan’s best addresses. Designed by the distinguished Turkish architect, Turhan Kaso, this delightful Mediterranean village-type development with a boutique hotel, all set in verdant gardens, clings to the hillside just across the bay from Kalkan harbour. It is a secure, gated village, with everything you need on site. Nearer Kalkan village than many more recently developed areas yet away from clamour, this glamorous resort, luxuriant with bougainvillea, jasmine and other plants, has 3 outdoor swimming pools, large enough for serious exercise, health club and indoor pool, massage, tennis courts (1 floodlit), bars, restaurants, mini-market, and even a helicopter pad! Cars are not allowed in the resort, except for on arrival and departure, but there is a frequent free shuttle service running through the resort up to the top infinity pool, mini-market, tennis courts and car park. You are entitled to full use of all these facilities, with a 25% discount card. Separately-run watersports and scuba diving are also available at the resort.
A short boat taxi, conventional taxi or a ten-minute walk takes you to old Kalkan village where whitewashed balconied houses bright with bougainvillea line the narrow stone-paved streets which climb up the hill from the harbour. Hire a gulet here to explore the beautiful coast, stopping to swim in the turquoise water of isolated bays. Kalkan is famed for its wonderful and varied selection of restaurants, from top-of-the-range cuisine to delicious local Turkish dishes.
How to get there
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The nearest airports are at Dalaman (approx 1hr40mins drive) and Antalya (c. 4 hrs drive). There are now direct charter flights from the UK to Dalaman and Antalya over the winter months. Some useful websites include: www.easyjet.com, www.flythomascook.com, www.skyscanner.net, www.travelrepublic.co.uk, Airport transfers are recommended, since self-drive cars are available for rent in Kalkan if you decide you want one. From/to Dalaman (1hr40mins) 2012 prices were car for 1-3 people £55 each way; minibus for 4-6 people, £75 each way. Antalya, car £100 each way, minibus £130 each way.
Activities near Kalkan
Tennis in town
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
05 Nov 2012
This is the second time we have stayed at Grania's beautiful villa and we love it. It is in an idylic location - having stayed further up in the Patara Prince resort you realise the convenience of Grania's House - right on the water front yet in a perfectly private spot. We chose Grania's House largely because we have a young daughter (who was six and 18 months when we visited) and we wanted something that worked for us all as a family. We were able to enjoy the resort yet bound back to the villa quickly and easily whenever we needed. We were joined by my mum (Granny!) on both trips and she was able to have her own space in the garden suite which is lovely and bright. A much better idea than all being on top of each other I think. You can lie on the sun loungers down there and almost feel like your toes are touching the water. We visited this year in the last two weeks of September and the weather was perfect for us. In fact we couldn't have taken it much hotter! All in all, a big thumbs up. Thanks Grania!
04 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Grania's House! Everything was just as we hoped. Grania's House was beautiful and well stocked with everything we needed (even extra novels when we ran out). The owners were extremely positive to deal. We had a lovely time at Grania's House! The first 10 days with our kids and the last 10 days just the two of us. A perfect vacation. Thank you so much for everything! We plan to return soon.
30 Aug 2012
We had the most wonderful time at Grania's House. The villa was beautifully furnished and very well equipped, and Patara Prince Resort is fantastic, and offers something for everyone. We spent most of our days by the Round Pool, where we had enjoyed service from the bar staff, Ferret and Squirrel. Kalkan is a beautiful town with many lovely shops, which can be easily reached from Patara Prince by road or water taxi. The scenery around the bay is beautiful, and Grania's offers you an ideal location to take in the picturesque views. The only thing of note is that you need to be fit to get up and down the steps - don't take two alcoholic grannies with you like we did!
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write this. I was so pleased to hear you had enjoyed your holiday. Thank goodness for the free shuttle through the resort for when one is feeling less energetic! As for my own flight of steps down to the garden suite I have now added a picture of these to the website as I strongly believe in giving complete information, showing pictures of all the interior as well, to make sure potential guests are fully informed before they book.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Feb 13||25 Mar 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Mar 13||29 Apr 13||£ 445||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Apr 13||27 May 13||£ 555||-||-||1 Week|
|27 May 13||8 Jul 13||£ 665||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jul 13||26 Aug 13||£ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Aug 13||30 Sep 13||£ 665||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 13||4 Nov 13||£ 555||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Nov 13||6 Jan 14||£ 445||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 515||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Feb 13||25 Mar 13||£ 535||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Mar 13||29 Apr 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Apr 13||27 May 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|27 May 13||8 Jul 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jul 13||26 Aug 13||£ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Aug 13||30 Sep 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 13||4 Nov 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Nov 13||6 Jan 14||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PEAK JULY/AUGUST VILLA AVAILABLE AS 3-BED ONLY TO INCLUDE GARDEN SUITE.
Option of 2-bed or 3-bed at other times.
Garden suite not available independently from villa
Weekly laundry change and cleaning are included in the price.
Changeover day: Flexible. Summer half term still available
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