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Villa Kismet - private, spacious and charming – Home 6138 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa Kismet - private, spacious and charming – Home 6138

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A modern stone built spacious villa, with large private swimming pool, Villa Kismet has been designed to create a feeling of light and space. It has been furnished to a very high and personal standard, to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The pool and maturing gardens offer ample space for eating and entertaining around the pool, and there is a delightful shaded ottoman seating area , BBQ, outside dining area with table & chairs and plenty of sun-loungers. There is a roof terrace with spectacular views of the bay and surrounding area, and a very large balcony joining the bedrooms. The living area is very comfortable with plenty of space and air-conditioning throughout. 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of Kalkan and under 10 minutes to the weekly market, shops and banks, it is well placed for all amenities.

Further details

The swimming pool has no shallow end, and is of a constant depth throughout, so any children unable to swim must be supervised at all

A modern stone built spacious villa, with large private swimming pool, Villa Kismet has been designed to create a feeling of light and space. It has been furnished to a very high and personal standard, to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The pool and maturing gardens offer ample space for eating and entertaining around the pool, and there is a delightful shaded ottoman seating area , BBQ, outside dining area with table & chairs and plenty of sun-loungers. There is a roof terrace with spectacular views of the bay and surrounding area, and a very large balcony joining the bedrooms. The living area is very comfortable with plenty of space and air-conditioning throughout. 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of Kalkan and under 10 minutes to the weekly market, shops and banks, it is well placed for all amenities.

Further details

The swimming pool has no shallow end, and is of a constant depth throughout, so any children unable to swim must be supervised at all times.

Further details indoors

The villa is very spacious and airy with good air conditioning throughout all the rooms. The main large living room has the well equipped kitchen at one end with circular dining table, and the seating area both in the centre around the fireplace, and at the furthest end. The enormous sofa can make an alternative bed - great also as a daybed to relax inside. Both the kitchen and far lounge seated areas have direct access to the pool terrace. A ground floor shower room and toilet is also located next to the spiral staircase. There is air conditioning throughout and extra fans if needed. There is internet, TV/DVD and bluetooth audio. Two sets of french doors lead you out to the generous sized pool and surrounding gardens, and the covered Ottoman seating, ideal for a shady retreat and read. Inside the villa in the centre of the large living area, an open spiral staircase takes you to the first floor, with the two main bedrooms and their adjoining balcony with table and chairs ideal for breakfast, or an early evening drink while looking out to the harbour. Up another floor to a landing and the generous roof terrace which has stunning views far out to the sea and Kalkan harbour. The first floor comprises of two bedrooms, a large master bedroom with king size double bed, and plenty of room for cot or small additional childs bed, with en suite shower room, the second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and 2 folding beds for any extra guest also with an ensuite shower room. A third double bedroom on the top floor has been added with en-suite and with wonderful views over Kalkan harbour from 2 terraced balconies. All the en suite bathrooms are spacious and comprise of a shower, handbasin, and wc. There will be a welcome pack for your arrival, and the maid does a thorough once a week clean and can also do a mid week linen change if you request this, but so as not to invade your privacy this is optional. The washing machine is installed downstairs in a discreet cupboard and there is a drying rack for any washing, iron and ironing board. Please bring your own beach towels. All linen is supplied by the villa however. The pool is cleaned daily and the gardens also are watered daily. The villa has its own very useful book full of suggestions of where to visit and places to eat and useful phone numbers, as well as a visitors book.

Further details outdoors

The pool is large and surrounded by a generous stone tiled terrace with plenty of room to eat and entertain and at night the pool and the terrace have lighting which create a lovely atmosphere. At the end of the pool terrace, there are steps down to a small grassed garden planted with fig, orange and lemon trees. There is a bbq near the kitchen french doors, an alfresco dining area as well as sun loungers and sunshades. The garden is well established. The nearest shops and banks are about a 5 minute walk, the local market is weekly and also under 10 minutes from the villa. There are many restaurants, cafes & bars which are passed on the downhill walk to the picturesque old town streets and harbour - the choice of where to go is bewildering!! The standards of food and service is also generally high. If you fancy relaxing for the day and swimming in the sea there are a number of great beach clubs (with bar & cafes) situated along the Kalkan bay - each with free regular water taxis running throughout the day from the harbour.

Location description from owner

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region

Kalkan is a delightful harbour village set in a bay on the south western coast of Turkey in the Anatolia region. Kalkan is less than an hour from Fethiye and 2 hours from the nearest airport at Dalaman. The imposing Taurus mountains are the back drop to Kalkan, and you can visit many of the ancient sites and medieval villages all within easy access. Very popular are the gulet boat trips around the stunning bays and coastline of this region.


The winding cobbled streets of Kalkan lead you through the old town to the picturesque harbour and the small beach, with views across the bay, and is famous for the range of excellent cafes and restaurants. The village of Kalkan is protected and there is no chance of it becoming a resort with mass tourism; it maintains its charm and village feel and the locals are very friendly and helpful. You can swim in the clear and stunning waters of the famous Patara beach, only 15 minutes away, which is located amongst the ancient ruins of Patara; miles of golden sands surrounded by pine trees. There is lots to do and see for all tastes, and many trips can be booked easily from Kalkan village.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 3 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The village and harbour of Kalkan can be explored easily by walking from the villa. Many of the beach clubs are easily reached from the harbour where water taxi's (free) run regularly. The Thursday market is approximately 5 mins walk from the villa as is the Bus station where you can catch the local dolmus. Taxis are also frequently used and reasonably priced if you want to take trips out to the various local sites or simply prefer to return back to the villa from town after a day or night out (about TL 10-12 from town).

Interaction with guest

Our Villa is attended daily by Irfan - who looks after the pool and garden and can bring you fresh bread from the bakery each morning if you wish. Also our property manager Karyn will be available and responds quickly if you need any questions or queries answered to help you enjoy your stay.


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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About the owner

Bronwen D.
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18 May 2017
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Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 May 2005. Located in Antalya Province, it has 49 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £1200.

The Owner has a response rate of 86% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 May 2017.


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“A Kalkan Gem”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2015

The villa was extremely comfortable and had everything we could wish for. The views from the villa were spectacular and the pool and accompanying facilities were ideal for sun worshipers and also for those who wanted some shade. Dealing with Gillie, the owner, was a pleasure. Every and any piece of information was readily available and her suggestions regarding what to do in the area were very helpful. Irfan was a joy to deal with. He came early every morning with fresh bread for us and he kept the pool and surrounding areas in a very clean state. All in all, Villa Kismet felt like a home away from home and we would highly recommend it. Certainly, we would not hesitate holidaying there again in the future.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for booking our villa and for a great review. We are just delighted it was so successful for you all and you had a lovely holiday! Anytime you want to return, do please get in touch.

“Turkish Delight”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2015

We stayed at Villa Kismet after reading previous Tripadvisor reviews and weren't sure if the reality would live up to the hype; however it was obvious on arrival that we had made absolutely the right choice for our holiday. As a family with children ranging from 11 to 16 it's sometimes difficult to find somewhere that will keep everyone happy, but Kalkan and Villa Kismet were ideal for us. The villa is in a little enclave of other similar properties but did not feel at all overlooked and was very peaceful (one evening there was a fireworks display and celebration nearby which we enjoyed from the top roof terrace, but on closing the double glazed doors and windows the sound was completely blocked out). The house itself is very well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, air con everywhere (essential) and broadband (also essential for us). There was a good selection of DVDs provided as well as books and games. The welcome pack was just what we needed after a long day travelling. The pool and patio area were very well used, the pool depth being ideal as its deep enough for diving and jumping which kept our three happy. We also enjoyed several BBQs some evenings. Unlike other places we have stayed we did not suffer from mosquito or wasp assaults so we could eat outside without restriction. However it's so easy and cheap to eat out we went into Kalkan or had takeaways most evenings. The villa is within ten minutes or less of the town with its fantastic choice of restaurants so the most difficult part of the day was often deciding where to go! We hired a car from the airport which while not strictly necessary did give us the chance to explore the area and we enjoyed trips to nearby places like Saklikent, Patara beach and the gorgeous Kaputas bay. You could easily stay without your own vehicle as there are loads of agencies in the town that can organise trips fairly cheaply. We spent a lot of our days at the Palm Beach beachclub which was very laid back and friendly. The management team that the owner Gillie uses are so helpful and respond immediately to any queries or problems ( including driving all the way back to Dalaman airport on our behalf when my daughter picked up the wrong suitcase on arrival!). Irfan visits twice day to bring bread and kind words and keeps the pool absolutely crystal clear. In fact the whole booking experience from the initial contact to return of the deposit was easy, Gillie always responded quickly to my questions or requests. We felt we had only just scraped the surface during this our first trip to Kalkan and Villa Kismet and we liked it so much that we are organising to go again next year! We can't wait.

Owner's reply: Your week next year is saved for you no problem! and thank you for such a great review. Delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much and had such a very good holiday.

“Our 3rd stay here in the past 4 years - doesn't that say it all?”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2015

We discovered Villa Kismet 4 years ago when we stayed here for the first time and absolutely loved it - and, in fact, our love of the villa has never faltered! Three 2-3 week holidays in Kalkan in the past 4 years and we've stayed in this same villa everytime as we don't see the need to go anywhere else. It really is home from home for us. The villa is not furnished like a holiday let but more like a home and that makes such a difference to us. Friends that have come over for a bbq when we've been there have made the same comment. The pool is great too and with a mature garden surrounding it you are not overlooked at all. All in all Villa Kismet is a great place to stay and thank you Gillie for making the villa so wonderful - and also to Irfan who looks after the pool and garden daily and even brings you fresh bread every morning from the bakery ...

Owner's reply: Thank you so much! It is just the best news to know you keep enjoying our villa so much. Always available anytime you want to return.


Reviewed 30 Sep 2014

The six of us stayed at Villa Kismet for the second time. It is stunning luxury. Everything you need and more. Totally chilled holiday with Irfan on hand twice a day bringing fresh bread and friendship and Karyn only a call away. The cats are gorgeous company. Kalkan is magical and draws you in. Recommend Eylul boat for trip from harbour Saklikent was great The boat trip from Kekova is always amazing Thanks Gillie another fabulous holiday Xxx

Owner's reply: Delighted it was another successful holiday for you all! we hope you will return again soon and carry on enjoying more happy times here. Thank you for booking our turkish "home" again!

“Magical villa set in a perfect location for peace and quiet,yet a stones throw from the town.”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2014

"When you encounter something by chance that seems like it was meant to be, then it could be kismet, your destiny." Villa Kismet is so aptly named, a home from home set in idyllic Kalkan. Welcoming and feels so well planned, the design of the villa works brilliantly for a group of friends, family or even just two people. Indicative of how lovely, calm and relaxing the villa is, was proved one evening by my 17 year old daughter Ella who asked could we please just have a pool and villa day tomorrow...we had been having pool days for the last 3! The attention to detail is superb with the lovely Ifran visiting twice daily to tend to the garden and pool area also brings fresh bread each morning should you so wish. Karyn, the property manager can organise anything from a jeep ride to the local Gorge, (well worth a visit), to recommending the best markets to buy your fruit and vegetables from. Giillie booked us a boat trip, well in advance of our stay, with Captain Ali and his sidekick Jimmy plus beautiful little girl Lucy. Lucy swam with us and sought out turtles for us to swim with; we had the most sumptuous feast of Turkish dishes and stopped several times for snorkelling and beach visits. Ending with Tea and cake in a small bay! BBQ's in the evening at the Villa were fun, and the local buthchers were very helpful and provided good quality lamb and köfte. Views are stunning, beds are comfortable and the villa is immaculately clean. The kitchen is well equipped. We will return here for sure some day.

Owner's reply: Delighted the villa met all your expectations and more even! Thanks so much for the lovely photos too, a real bonus to see. I hope very much you will book the villa again as so many do, and very happy you found is so restful and comfortable to chill out in.

“We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Kalkan”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week stay at Villa Kismet - the first week I was with a girlfriend and our 2 teenage sons and then the rest of the stay with my husband and son. Our first holiday in this particular villa was 2 years ago and on our return we then booked for 2014. Nothing has changed, it is still wonderful and very homely and not like a holiday letting at all. You can tell the owners spend time there themselves and I am sure all their guests appreciate the extra touches that make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. Irfan who looks after the pool and brings fresh bread daily is a very lovely man who always checks everything is OK and I am sure if there was anything that needed attention he would deal with it immediately. Kalkan itself is a lovely town with fantastic restaurants and a couple of very nice cocktail bars too now! Although the resort has grown since we first visited 6 years ago we didn't have a problem getting a table for dinner at all. Some restaurants are very popular so it is best to book ahead but we knew this and so weren't disappointed. Although this time we generally stayed at the villa during the day - we didn't even go to the beach at Patara this year - we did do a canoe trip down the Xanthos river and also a boat trip from Kalkan harbour, both were great days out and I would recommend them. We also went up to Islamlar which is in the hills behind Kalkan and renowned for its excellent trout, for both lunch and dinner, again both meals were excellent and it is a very different atmosphere to being in Kalkan. All in all it was an excellent holiday and we were very sorry we had to come home! Thank you Gillie for letting us stay in your lovely villa and also to Irfan and Karyn for looking after us whilst we were there. We will return ...

Owner's reply: What a wonderful review-thank you so much! its always the best when we know our guests feel the villa is like "home" because thats what it is for us- a home in Kalkan, and of course Kalkan itself is so welcoming. We much look forward to your return whenever that may be. Thank you.

“Another idyllic holiday in Villa Kismet”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2014

This is the second visit to Villa Kismet and it didn't let us down. We survived the heat but didn't manage to do all the things we'd planned. However, because the villa is so well equipped and the pool is wonderfully maintained by the fabulous Irfan it didn't spoil our holiday. Kalkan is so pretty with wonderful restaurants, shops and facilities, not forgetting the Thursday market. Thanks again Gillie for a wonderful stay.

Owner's reply: I was just thrilled you wanted to return and that it lived up to your first stay. So much to do and see there and around Kalkan, but good to be able to laze by the pool too. Hope you will make a third visit too!


Reviewed 10 Jul 2014

We had an amazing stay. Villa lovely with all mod cons.Kalkan great fun with lots of good eating places. Boat trip a must.

Owner's reply: So pleased you had such great stay! hope to see you back again some day.

“Blissful relaxation”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2014

My friends and I have been to this exquisite villa 6 times now and every year it gets better and better. This year was no exception from lazy days by the utterly fabulous pool to the outstanding food in the many excellent restaurants. As I have said in previous reviews this villa has everything you could wish for . The bedrooms are all spacious and well furnished with extremely comfy beds, powerful showers and the views well what can I say, breathtaking. We actually spent a couple of nights on the top floor just looking out over the twinkling lights of Kalkan and enjoying the peacefulness, bliss. The owner Gillie is fantastic to deal with and any questions or requests you have are answered immediately we cannot commend Gillie enough on this or her exceptional taste in furnishings this truly is a wonderful haven and we thank you for allowing us to share it. There are also two other people who look after the villa, Ifran who will bring you fresh bread every morning and look after the outside of the villa. He is a joy to speak with and Karyn who is on hand to help you book any trips or answer any questions you may have. The villa is well positioned and only a short walk into the friendly town with its maze of restaurants, cafés and shops ladies! If you are thinking of Kalkan then this is the villa you want to book, it has total privacy around the pool and everything you require ifor a fantastic time. We shall return.

Owner's reply: Thank you thank you! what a wonderful review and so kind of you to write again. Its always so good to hear from you and that you want book again, the villa and Kalkan really must feel like your very own, which is perfect. I shall look forward to knowing when your next stay will be!

“Excellent villa and pool, well equipped and maintianed, beautiful location”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2014

Our first time to Turkey and we think we struck gold choosing Villa Kismet. We are animal lovers and are pleased to say that cats and dogs living in Kalcan seemed to be well cared for and a "welfare programme" exists to ensure they are not neglected. No matter how beautiful a location is if animal neglect exists the holiday is ruined. This is not the case in Kalcan, Villa Kismet is a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location with a harbour full of fabulous places to eat and drink. There are also plenty of gift shops. We walked down to the harbour but always got a taxi back as the prospect of walking back up to the villa was a bit daunting, especially in the heat after a few drinks and meal. Taxis only cost approx £3.50. If you can tear yourself away from the villa and pool throughout the day a boat trip is well worth it. We did not need or want to visit the beach. We had what we needed at the villa. Shopping at the "supermarkets" at the bottom of the hill (they look a bit like Lidl or Aldi) is cheaper than the smaller shops in the centre and taxis are close by and dont mind the short trip back up to the villa. But hey, you are on holiday. Who really cares. Karyn and Irfen are both readily available if you have any queries or need any help. To conclude: a fabulous holiday staying at Villa Kismet.

Owner's reply: I am delighted that your first stay in Turkey has proved so successful! Its a beautiful country with warm friendly people and we are delighted your stay in our "Turkish home" was just perfect for you. We hope you will return one day, you will be warmly welcomed back for sure.

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