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Kalkan Retreat Villa
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Description from owner
Kalkan Retreat (sleeps 8) is a contemporary, luxury, air-conditioned villa with 4 bedrooms each with it's own en-suite and three have their own private balcony. The interior is spacious and cool and has been designed to meet your every need. Outside it has its own private infinity swimming pool with extensive terraced garden areas and two barbecues (one traditional stone built and one gas). There are sun loungers for all guests and charming shaded outdoor dining and seating areas. A table tennis table and equipment is provided as well as a Wii. The villa commands stunning uninterrupted sea and mountain views in the desirable and peaceful location of Kalamar Bay. It is only 5 minutes walk to the local beach club where you can sunbathe, swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, dine or enjoy the full range of water sports that are available. The premier resort of Kalkan with its array of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife is approximately a 15 minutes stroll or 3 minute
Kalkan Retreat (sleeps 8) is a contemporary, luxury, air-conditioned villa with 4 bedrooms each with it's own en-suite and three have their own private balcony. The interior is spacious and cool and has been designed to meet your every need. Outside it has its own private infinity swimming pool with extensive terraced garden areas and two barbecues (one traditional stone built and one gas). There are sun loungers for all guests and charming shaded outdoor dining and seating areas. A table tennis table and equipment is provided as well as a Wii. The villa commands stunning uninterrupted sea and mountain views in the desirable and peaceful location of Kalamar Bay. It is only 5 minutes walk to the local beach club where you can sunbathe, swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, dine or enjoy the full range of water sports that are available. The premier resort of Kalkan with its array of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife is approximately a 15 minutes stroll or 3 minute taxi ride.
Further details indoors
All rooms are air conditioned and there is travertine flooring throughout. The living, dining, kitchen areas are large, airy and open plan. The high spec kitchen has modern gloss units and a black granite work top. There is a water cooler and separate drinks fridge for the convenience of guests. The living area has folding back doors allowing air to circulate freely through the heat of the day. There are four bedrooms in total, one on the ground floor and three on the first floor. Each bedroom has its own en suite and all the upstairs bedrooms have a private balcony with sea view. All the marbled bathrooms are of a very high specification. There is a separate wc on the ground floor.
Further details outdoors
There is a large travertine terrace offering panoramic views of Kalamar Bay. The villa has its own private infinity swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 170cm) with underwater lighting and both walk in tiled steps and a metal ladder for access. There is an external shower for use before and after swimming For an additional charge the pool can be heated if requested but for the majority of the year this is not thought to be necessary. There are 8 sun loungers with 3 sun umbrellas. The walled gardens are beautifully stocked with bougainvillea and oleanders as well as various herbs and a lemon tree. The whole area is immediately adjacent to the living area and you can enjoy your own choice of music while relaxing in the pool.The shaded dining area is the perfect place to have an al fresco supper on those long balmy, Turkish evenings. Beforehand enjoy pre-dinner drinks in one of the two comfortable seating areas. There is a brick built barbeque as well as a gas barbeque. The swimming pool does not require to be heated during the high season but if you wish it is possible to heat if requested for an additional charge.It is a 15 minute walk along the Kalamar Road into Kalkan and a 5 minute walk down hlll to the Kalamar Bay Beach Club. If you can tear yourself away from the peace and quiet of the villa, the beach club has the best water sports in the area, including a dive centre with a restaurant and very friendly staff. They will also pick up and return guests to the villa if requested. On the Kalamar Road there are a variety of shops, restaurants, small supermarkets and a pharmacy.
Location description from owner
The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region
This beautiful region of Turkey has dramatic, breathtaking views and is steeped in history. Few places can rival it for unspoiled natural beauty with pine covered mountains plunging into the sea, secluded coves, fine sand beaches and the whole region sprinkled with picturesque ruins.At the southwest corner of the Turkish coast (Turquoise Coast) lies one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean. Kalkan was once occupied by the Greek Ottomans and their legacy has left an old town full of character. It has steep cobbled streets that wind down towards the harbour and the locals are exceptionally friendly.
During the day Kalkan is almost disarmingly laid-back, as visitors choose to enjoy the crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast. The public beach next to Kalkan's harbour was recently extended and is more than adequate for swimming and sunbathing. However you choose to spend your days, no-one can resist being back in Kalkan in the evening, for the variety and quality of eating places on offer is quite astonishing for such a compact town. There are little restaurants that are so low key that many visitors never notice them; just the place to enjoy delicious and genuine local cooking. Magical surroundings, a dash of relaxed sophistication and a seemingly limitless variety of places to explore make Kalkan irresistible. The restaurants in Kalkan offer an exceptionally high standard of food and service (some of the best prepared and freshest food we've tasted on our worldwide travels). Many restaurants have romantic roof terraces looking out over Kalkan. Eating out is excellent value and the Turkish wines are surprisingly good. The pretty cobbled streets of the old town are an Aladdin's cave with an abundance of shops selling clothes, jewellery, handbags, gifts, etc. There is also a weekly market on a Thursday. There are a number of bars that stay open through the small hours and play music but no loud nightclubs.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 3 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 4 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 19 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Mar 2012. Located in Kalkan, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £800 to £1800.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Aug 2016.
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– based on 37 reviews
- Very Good
“Our best villa holiday ever!”
The villa exceeded our expectations in both quality and location. The villa is equipped to a high standard and is very well maintained. You are looked after by a very efficient maintenance team who look after your villa during your stay and deliver water for an automatic cooler and fresh daily bread should this be required. You overlook Kalamar bay and enjoy stunning views from most rooms and terraces of the villa. The villa is situated in a quieter part of Kalkan with several good restaurants and a couple of well stocked small supermarkets within a 5 minute walk. However, the lovely harbour town of Kalkan is only a £5 taxi ride away or a 20 minute downhill walk. Would recommend a taxi ride home though - which is no problem at any time of night due to the excellent taxi system. Kalkan has an upmarket feel with over 100 great restaurants (minimal sky TV bars with all day football), so need to ever eat in the same place twice. Many are situated on rooftop terraces and our experience of the food was never a disappointment. Great food for vegetarians also - you can enjoy genuine Turkish food without having to eat pizza and pasta if prefer not to! The locals are very friendly and seem genuinely pleased you are there. Our teenagers discovered the 2 'clubs' and spent several nights in town until the small hours, making their own way back by taxi. It felt very safe. There is plenty to do if you want a day away from the villa. Canoeing, tubing, historic sites, great beaches (pebble and sand) and water sports. Trips can be easily arranged locally and you wouldn't need a car to enjoy the holiday. We did hire a car for a few days and went further afield - the roads were surprisingly good and quiet. The owner is very helpful and gave us plenty of useful information. She also arranged taxi transfers from the airport for us which were excellent and good value as well as arranging our hire car to be delivered to the villa. The only 'negative' comment would be that I don't think that the location would be that ideal for the very elderly or very young due its hilly nature. However, for us this was no problem with older children and of course is why the views are always so great. All in all a fantastic holiday and the first time we have had a unanimous vote to visit the same place twice!
“We would definitely like to go back to Kalkan Retreat.”
This is an excellent villa with very good views out to sea to Mouse and Snake Islands. Our family of seven was easily accommodated with spacious en-suite bedrooms. The property is very well maintained inside & outside and is cleaned every day. The terrace outside is spacious and you can cool down in a good sized swimming pool or take advantage of the air-conditioning inside. We had fun playing table tennis most days and found the WiFi access very useful. There is an approximate 15 minute walk down into the town but most of the time a taxi back uphill is advisable (14TL and there were taxis that accommodated 7 people for the same price). There are lots of restaurants to choose from but our favourite was The Fish Terrace (a roof top restaurant with lovely views over the harbour and bay) which is run by Korsan Ltd who maintained our villa. They give a discount for people staying at the villa. When we ate at the villa the best food could be sourced from the butcher near the roundabout and the fisherman's shack down the stairs from the taxi rank (big fresh prawns for 2TL each). There are a couple of convenience stores within 5 minutes walk of the villa for everyday purchases such as drinks and ice-creams. The owner of the villa was excellent. She made sure we were provided with a welcome pack of drinks and some food items. She also arranged transfers to and from the airport (ENES car rental). We would definitely like to go back to Kalkan Retreat.
“Great Villa in Super Location!”
A wonderful holiday was had by all in a lovely spacious villa. All four of the bedrooms were of good size ( the pictures don't do the twin room justice). We wanted a villa with all en-suites and the quality of each exceeded our expectations. The villa is finished to a very high standard, very modern and we could not really fault it in anyway. Having a Water cooler is a nice touch and such a nice change to have a villa with plenty of glasses. The outside area is of good size with a nice infinity pool and the ping pong table was used for many hours over the two weeks. Previously we had stayed north of the main road so quite a hike into Kalkan. Kalkan retreat is set in a far better location, a 15/20 minute walk into town but if you want to eat locally there are several choices within a 5 minute walk, Aqua was our choice of those local restaurants. Also two mini supermarkets within a 5 minute walk which makes life so easy for those every day bits you need. We did not feel the need for a car, taxi into Kalkan is only 15tl and getting one back after eating out is easy as the taxi rank is in the centre of town. Transfer charge of only£75 each way, so as we wanted a lazy holiday, did not feel a car was necessary. We had a great day out on Captains Osman boat, £100 for five was great value, bearing in mind it included lunch. Korsan team were excellent, very friendly and always on hand should you need them. We ate at their fish restaurant twice, great food and you get a discount if you stay at Kalkan retreat. So many good restaurants, such a great place we hope to be back
“Kalkan Retreat - a great getaway”
I have visited Kalkan Retreat twice now. Once in May 2011 and after a very enjoyable time in excellent accommodation I decided to return again in May 2013. I went with a group of friends and we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. My room had the most beautiful view out over the ocean with a small balcony with a chair and table to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The quality of the bed and bed linen was excellent. Very soft and comfortable. There were 3 bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom was huge with views over the ocean as well. Downstairs was another bedroom overlooking the infinity pool also with an ensuite bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped and the lounge furniture was high quality and very comfortable facing the outside patio with the ocean in the distance. Around the pool were sun lounges for us all. There were also different outside areas. Little nooks for curling up and reading a book in the sun or sitting around in the BBQ area. A tennis table was the scene of many a competitive game. The cleaning staff did a great job being very discreet. We loved the restaurants and shops in Kalkan. The food was excellent and the local people very friendly. I bought handbags, silver jewellery and clothes. We also had a fantastic Turkish Bath, massage and clay mask in one of the local massage parlours. All in all I just love this part of the world and staying at Kalkan Retreat is so comfortable and easy.
“Holiday perfection - gorgeous villa, beautiful views!”
Kalkan Retreat has to be the best holiday villa that we have ever rented - top quality accommodation, unbeatable views, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, lovely swimming pool. Great to have the wifi and the Wii in the games room was an added bonus on the one stormy day. The table tennis table game us lots of fun as well. The management team gave very attentive service and were on hand if we needed them. The transfer arranged with Enes was also very good and made both our arrival and departure go completely smoothly. Our whole week's experience simply could not have been bettered. Thank you Pauline for all your superb attention to detail in the renting out of Kalkan Retreat!
I feel so lucky to have booked our week stay in South Turquie at Kalkan Retreat : it exceeded our expectations and there was not a worry or disappointment. The kitchen is a real one with a large area to prepare food with friends while enjoying the view at the Sea. The layout of the Villa is very practical and spacious. The maintenance team from Karsan is top , Swimming pool was checked regularly . The area is very quiet and less touristic than the center of Kalkan. We enjoyed going to the Free Beach down the road on the right side , Water was like in a postcard ... I never wrote a guest feedback before , this is my first time ... i took the time to do it because we really appreciated the quality of our stay at this place and thought the Owner disserves a recognition : Bravo Pauline !
“Fantastic well equipped villa offering breaktaking views.”
Our party consisted of two families, 4 adults, 4 children. When we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of Kalkan Retreat. All the rooms were very well laid out and furnished. All four bedrooms are a very good size with ensuites and it was fantastic to see lots of cupboard space! The kitchen was extremely well equipped with a lovely large fridge, essential for keeping the drinks cold! The sitting room was comfortable with satellite TV which was a godsend as the London Olympics were on so we were able to keep up to date on how TeamGB were doing. The large patio doors led out to a large table, under cover, again with very comfortable chairs. The patio area afforded many sun traps but also welcome 'little retreats' on comfy sofas if you needed shade. Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. My boys loved the table tennis. The infinity pool was lovely and spotlessly clean. Location good, although a steep walk down to Kalamar Beach Club which is well worth visiting for the water sports alone. We hired two boats and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves motoring along the shoreline, snorkelling in the turquoise clear waters looking at the fish. The food in Kalkan is fantastic, in fact we ate out most evenings and didn't have a bad meal, the Turkish people are lovely, can't do enough for you. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The maintenance team were wonderful, delivering fresh bread everyday and replenishing our water cooling bottles when needed, always friendly and helpful. The villa was kept in very good condition. From start to finish the owner Pauline has been informative, friendly and very efficient. Arranging our airport transfers both ways and always on the end of an email giving us as much information about the resort as we needed. Thank you Pauline. Go, you won't regret it.
“Superb villa, furnished to a very high spec”
Great villa, beautifully furnished with good size pool and great views over the Med. Amazing service by the Korsan team who maintain the property
“I have found my new "happy place"!”
Having lived in Asia for the past 3 years I have been very fortunate to have stayed in many beautiful villas in Bali, Phuket etc. However this is the first time I have stayed in a villa or apartment where there was absolutely nothing I could complain about. The villa itself is beautiful. Modern, clean and very nicely furnished. One of the best equipped kitchens with plenty of plates and glasses. Various outdoor areas in and out of the shade to relax. The pool is fantastic and was large enough for all 7 of us (4 adults and 3 children aged 6 to 9). Probably the best thing about Kalkan Retreat is the stunning views from the property. I would never tire of looking at that view. Location was also great. A 5 minute walk to a few well stocked shops and nice restaurants. A longer walk or short taxi ride to more shops and amazing restaurants around Kalkan harbour. The villa is looked after by a great team who keep it very clean and will help with anything. What more can I say we loved it and can't wait to go back.
“Excellent villa in a beautiful location with brilliant maintenance team.”
We fell in love with Kalkan last year - a real "home from home". There are a lot of British ex-pats in Kalkan but don't let that put you off, this is not Benidorm! English is widely spoken and "real" Turkey is less than 10 minutes drive away. The fantastic Patara beach (18km of sand) is less than 20 minutes drive away. For the culture vultures Patara and Xanthos are a must (less than 25 minutes drive). A trip up into the mountains is also a must - trout farms and resturants serving... trout! Well worth the drive as whilst the resturants are more rustic the price is 80% of that in Kalkan. Talking of restaurants there are hundreds - to suit all budgets. The top ones (like the Fish Terrace) would not be out of place in Central London except the price - well below Central London prices. Most are of good to excellent qaulity. Another "must" is the trip to Meis - a Greek island just 30 minutes boat ride from Kas. Cost is about £20 per person but an opportunity to go back to the good old EU and stock up on duty frees! The duty free is basically a shack but sells all the essentials - a handy facilty as alcohol is expensive in Turkey. We hired a car from Dalaman Cars (booked in UK) for the second year running. Effortless pick up from the airport and return (again at the airport). The drive was pretty painless (about 2 hours from Dalaman to Kalkan) although beware of speed traps on the main road (D400). Back to the villa... Kalkan Retreat is actually overlooking Kalamar bay - the next bay round to Kalkan. The area is pretty quiet although shops and bars etc. are available locally (less than 5 mins walk). A 5 min drive will take you into Kalkan. This villa is spotless and well provided. Nice touches are the water cooler (refilled by the maintence folks at 7TL (less than £3) for 19ltrs) which meant no lugging bottles of water around, the games room (air conditioned) and the daily bread delivery. In our two week stay the maintenace folks gave the place a heavy clean 5 times! each time spending at least 2 hours and basically anything that didn't move was cleaned. All the bedding and towels were changed. In between it was just "cleaned" again another 30 minute extravaganza. Anything we did not like? In a word NO. This villa is excellently provided for, in a beautiful location over looking Kalamar bay and is maintained within an inch of its life.
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