Villa Hilal stands high on the cliffs overlooking the pretty town of Kalkan, with a panoramic view of the bay. The villa is really comfortable and very well equipped with each of the 3 bedrooms having it's own en suite bath/shower room plus another shower room on the ground floor. The villa was spotlessly clean and with a really good welcome pack (fresh fruit, salad, milk, cheese, orange juice, fresh bread etc). There is a great handbook available with the owners' tips on the best trips and sights to see in the local area. The outside space is lovely with plenty of space poolside and a range of loungers and sunbeds. There are both gas and charcoal fired barbeques and a large outside dining table, plus shady Turkish seating area for your sundowners. We really enjoyed taking glasses of wine up to the roof terrace after a barbeque to watch the sunset and the lights come on in Kalkan. The villa is a 5 minute walk from the village of Akbel which has small mini-markets and a greengrocers for your basic requirements - there are several cafes in Akbel - we went often for breakfast (try the Turkish omlette, Menemen, its really good). It is possible to walk into Kalkan in the evening for the able bodied but the hill is very steep and a bit slippery. You can work out shortcuts from the roof terrace of the villa, walk into town for dinner and then get a taxi back. Kalkan is great for the evening - plenty of good restaurants and bars to choose from, try Trio on the marina for the waiters (they're really funny). All told we had a fantastic holiday at Villa Hilal and I'm hoping to book again for next year. …
Fantastic & Simply Stunning
The villa and the service were wonderful, Rudi made the whole process incredibly easy and stress free. From the start to be end we had a fantastic trip. The villa itself is beautiful and has a wonderful view over the bay. It's really lovely in the evenings, especially during sunset.
For those with children/ older/ disabilities it is further up the town/ hill, so the incline is quite steep when walking, (we found this was great for our fitness) but it isn't a problem as taxis are very easy to come by and not too expensive. (10/15 mine walk and 5 mins max in a taxi). The view is worth it.
The pool is kept very clean and the facilities of the villa as a whole are lovely. We certainly got very good use out of the ping pong table. The kitchen is great, and all the eating areas inside and out are lovely. The bedrooms are clean and well furnished. If it's earlier in the season (April time) the evenings are cooler so a jumper is recommended.
The town itself is wonderful, we had some lovely food and everyone was incredibly friendly. Rudi also organised a wonderful boat trip for us.
Highly recommend the area and also the villa. We had a great holiday and it was great value for money. …