Nestled into the hillside of the exclusive Kas Peninsular and gently caressed by sea breezes, this 3 bedroom water front villa is in a prime location offering a seductive mix of elegance, luxury and tranquillity with breathtaking views out to sea and mountains.
Guests at Palm Villa enjoy magnificent panoramic views across the Mediterranean. After a day relaxing by the private pool, gazing at the yachts and gullets cruising along the turquoise coastline or swimming in the sea from the villaâ€™s private sea platform, guests may want to sip a cocktail on the balcony and marvel as the sun sets over the sea, mountains and distant Greek islands.
The villa is luxuriously appointed with imported European furniture and fineries. With high vaulted ceilings and marble floors throughout, the villa has a spacious, light airy feel with a mix of traditional Turkish chic. There are spectacular views afforded from every window and you can even lay on your bed and watch the sunset. The villa is uniquely designed and boasts the largest balcony of any villa on the Peninsular. The villa is set within its own gardens with an exotic mix of palm trees, bougainvillea, jasmine, lilac, honeysuckle, lemon and olive trees and a variety of shrubs that flower at different times of the year.
There are several travertine terraces for private sunbathing. there is sunshine and shade available from early morning until sunset. Palm villa boosts one of the biggest private pools on the peninsular. There is a large BBQ on hand to cook the fish you hooked from the private sea platform and an outdoor pavilion to eat outside.
For the more energetic there is a full sized table tennis table.
Because of its location guests at the villa can make their stay as relaxing, cultural or as active as they want to. The magical town of Kas with its friendly people and bohemian atmosphere is a 5 minute drive. Cafes, tea gardens, charming boutiques, hideaway bars and restaurants nestle amongst the old fishing harbour and ancient ruins. And if you can drag yourself away from the villa the Lycian coast, with its beautiful beaches, the best scuba diving in the Med and ancient sites await to be discovered.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Private beach platform at villa|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman or Anatalya|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
‘There are not so many places left where magic reigns without interruption, and of all of those I know, the coast of Lycia was the most magical’, Famed British explorer Freya Stark.
As you travel from Dalaman airport, on your way to the villa, the splendour of the Lycian coast opens up before you. You will understand as you peer through pine treetops and marvel at the sea for the first time, why this is called the Turquoise coast. Without doubt it is one of the most scenic and dramatic coastlines in Europe.
The region boasts sunshine for ten months of the year, illuminating a landscape of towering snow-topped mountains, aromatic pine forests, lush groves of citrus, and age-old olive trees. Sometimes referred to as the "coast-of-light", where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet, it is outstandingly beautiful. Pine covered mountainsides plunge into the expanse of vivid aquamarine and turquoise sea. The coastline is broken by wooded bays and creeks, small hideaway coves, and vast expanses of sandy beaches. This is a true Jason and the Argonauts’ territory.
Loggerhead turtles, protected by law, nest along this coastline, particularly at Patara Beach. Patara Beach, within an easy drive of Palm Villa, has been voted as one of the world’s best beaches and it is easy to see why – a 20 km length of white sandy beach, gently shelving into the sea with a backdrop of sand dunes and ancient ruins lost to the sand and time. There are no buildings or hotels on the beach because of its protection.
The "Turquoise Coast", was home to the ancient Lycians who were one of the most enigmatic people of antiquity. Although little historical record has been left behind them, what has been discovered reveals a fascinating people culturally distinct from the rest of the ancient world. The whole of this area is rich in archaeological history. Ruins from the Lycian, Roman and Ottoman period are evident all around and many are still being restored and uncovered, so take a bucket and spade – you could end up being the next Indiana Jones!
Around twenty major ancient sites remain today with the Lycians' unusual funerary architecture dominating the breathtaking unspoiled land of Lycia. More information about these fascinating ancient sites and history is available at the villa. Also visit www.lycianturkey.com
For those in the group with more energy the region is fast becoming a magnet for trekking. Follow in the footsteps of St Paul through the wilds of Turkey's Taurus and Sultan mountain ranges, with ancient ruins and dramatic peaks and canyons along the way. The ‘waymarked’ Lycian Way has recently been included in the world’s top ten walks. For more information visit www.lycianway.com
â€˜Ahhâ€¦â€¦Kas! â€¦â€¦.itâ€™s not a place â€“ itâ€™s an emotionâ€™. Robin Hopes, villa owner.
This perhaps sums up a place that is difficult to express in words alone. The peninsular and Kas town has a frustratingly hypnotic spell that ensures visitors return time after time. Stories abound about people passing through Kas that have never left. Robbie Williams, Zinadine Zidane, and other celebrities have wafted in off their yachts to see what all the fuss is about. Writers, painters and poets find their inspiration here, in fact the whole of the Kas peninsular used to be owned by wealthy Turkish journalists from Istanbul who used to sojourn for the summer months.
Kas is a Godsend for the discerning, sophisticated or independent traveller. This is not where you come for pie and chips, stag parties or battery hen sunbathing. Unlike many Turkish resorts it is â€˜hassle freeâ€™, and has a laid back, cosmopolitan come bohemian atmosphere. Above all, it is the Turkish people that live and work in Kas that make it such a welcoming place to stay.
Kas town itself is hemmed in by the Taurus mountains and the Aegean sea. Cafes, tea gardens, charming boutiques, hideaway bars and restaurants nestle amongst the old fishing harbour and ancient ruins. Windy cobbled streets and Ottaman houses spill over narrow alleyways that are bedecked by bougainvillea of many shades. Restaurants offer a wide variety of Turkish specialities, fantastic fresh fish and other seafood at reasonable prices, steaks, grilled meat, pasta, pizzas and pides. The bars provide a good range of music and there are a couple of lively dance venues. There is something to suit everyone. Antique, jewellery, leather, ceramic, carpet and designer clothes shops beckon the visitor to buy a piece of the lifestyle while jasmine, aromatic spices and the aroma from roasted nut stalls vie for you senses as you take a stroll after dinner.
The town of Kas is built around the remains of ancient Antiphellos, Lycian rock tombs and sarcophagus are to be found in restaurant areas, by the market grounds and standing at the head of one of the main shopping streets. The cliff tombs overlooking the town are attractively lit at night creating amazing views. Sited on the peninsular just a few minutes walk from town is a well preserved amphitheatre dating back to the first century B.C. Cruise ships, and the yachting fraternity travel miles to anchor at Kas harbour just to visit this one ancient site â€“ 4 minutes from Palm Villa!.
However, Kas is much more than just a resort or of historical significance - it is a working town all the year round with a resident population of 8,000 people. It has banks, a hospital a school and some excellent multi-lingual doctors and dentists. There are some excellent supermarkets in the town to stock up for the villa and on Friday tourists and locals alike flock to the large market that comes to town offering a wide array of fresh local produce, spices, hardware, fashionable summer wear, haberdashery, bags and shoes to name but a few. All at bargain prices (though you may have to haggle).
Kas and the surrounding region has a charm and character that draws people back time after time. The friendliest locals imaginable add to the enchantment and atmosphere of this very special place.
Things to do locally
Palm Villa is centrally situated in relation to many interesting antiquities, cultural attractions and areas of natural beauty, which makes it an ideal base camp for day trips and excursions. Kids can enjoy the fun at the nearby Aquapark Hotel with its slides, large pool and other daytime activities. This is literally a 4 minute walk away.
People wanting a day trip are spoilt for choice. There are the archaeological sites at Demre, Myra and Xantos Valley. Daily cruises take visitors to the Greek island of Meis and the sunken city of Kekova. A trip to the gorge at Saklikent and to see the castle and archaeological remains at Tilos accompanied by a trout lunch at nearby Yakapark makes a truly wonderful day out. The Fethiye area to take in Olu Deniz, Calis or the Old Town are other breathtaking excursions. Kas itself is also very popular for diving, there are a couple of local diving schools located in the town itself.
Kas has a mixture of pebbly beaches and beach clubs around the town. The main two beaches are imaginatively named "Big Pebble Beach" and "Little Pebble Beach"! Big Pebble Beach is located in a lovely cove and Little Pebble Beach is flanked by beach clubs with excellent amenities for swimming and a relaxing day by the beautiful clear blue waters. Located about a 20 minutes drive from Kas is the lovely sandy beach at Kaputas and a further 30 minutes drive takes you to one of the biggest and best sandy beaches in the entire Mediterranean at Patara. Other lovely sandy beaches can be reached from Kas Harbour after a 10 - 15 minutes ride by water taxi.
Shared & private boat charter, swimming with dolphins & whales, fishing, walking, kayaking, white water rafting, paragliding & horse riding are just a few of the choices. Alternatively, submerge yourself in the crystal-blue underwater with barracuda, turtles, and grouper, as you experience the best scuba diving in the Med.
All information about trips and information leaflets are kept in the villa. Also visit www.bougainville-turkey.com to make booking prior to leaving and for more detailed information.