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Villa Sunrise & Sunset Villa

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

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

Description from owner

Description

Stylish Architect Designed Villas with a very large private pool and excellent sea view over Kalkan bay. Consists of 2 semi-detached 3 bed villas that each sleep 6 (plus cots available on request) and share the large pool and terrace/garden but otherwise are entirely self contained. The villas overlook the centre of Kalkan Bay and is a 10-15 minute downhill walk into the town. The property is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard with custom-made Turkish style furniture. The pool terrace is well equiped with sun loungers, bean bags, umbrellas and tables for outdoor dining Each villa also has a roof terrace with seating for 6 people Quoted prices are the total for both villas and include welcome packs, daily pool and terrace cleaning, a weekly villa clean/linen change and provision of beach towels. (If you require additional cleaning service/linen changes, these are available at a small additional cost.)

Location

Stylish Architect Designed Villas with a very large private pool and excellent sea view over Kalkan bay. Consists of 2 semi-detached 3 bed villas that each sleep 6 (plus cots available on request) and share the large pool and terrace/garden but otherwise are entirely self contained. The villas overlook the centre of Kalkan Bay and is a 10-15 minute downhill walk into the town. The property is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard with custom-made Turkish style furniture. The pool terrace is well equiped with sun loungers, bean bags, umbrellas and tables for outdoor dining Each villa also has a roof terrace with seating for 6 people Quoted prices are the total for both villas and include welcome packs, daily pool and terrace cleaning, a weekly villa clean/linen change and provision of beach towels. (If you require additional cleaning service/linen changes, these are available at a small additional cost.)

Location description from owner

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region

Ancient Lycia in south western Turkey runs from Ekincik to Antalya in a semi-circle of some of the most mountainous and dramatic landscape anywhere in Turkey. The Taurus mountains rise to over ten thousand feet and the highest peaks are snow covered right into early summer. Its magnificent scenery with its lakes, woods and forests, its stunning coastline and superb ruins of two dozen cities make Lycia a place to explore and enjoy.Lycia's coastline runs for several hundred kilometres, borders the Mediterranean and attracts yachtsmen to the crystal clear waters and near perfect climate. The many islands, coves and beautiful beaches such as Patara, one of the top ten in the world ( Sunday Times 2005), Kaputus, within 15 minutes of Kalkan and Olu Deniz, 45 minutes away, add to Lycia 's unique historic and scenic appeal to visitors.At a latitude of 36 degrees, Kalkan is one of the most southerly points of Turkey's Mediterranean coast and enjoys sunny, warm days most of the year. The climate in the area is similar to that of Southern California and the seawater temperature rarely drops below 16°C allowing a bathing season of around 9 months. The resort also benefits from the 'Meltem' - a seasonal wind that brings a welcome breeze to the scorching summer afternoons! Average temperatures are as follows: Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct 20°c 24°c 28°c 31°c 32°c 29°c 26°c The UNESCO world heritage site of Xanthos was Lycia's capital city for much of its history and the ruins of the principal cities of Tlos, Myra, Pinara and Partara, all close to Kalkan, attract visitors from all over the world to look at the ancient ruins dating back over 2000 years.

Kalkan

Kalkan lies at the southwest corner of the Turkish coast, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean. It is considered to be one of Turkey's most sophisticated resorts and is fast becoming the country's premier resort for private villa holidays. During the day, Kalkan is almost disarmingly laid-back, as most visitors choose to enjoy the crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast. However you choose to spend your days, no-one can resist being back in Kalkan by evening, for the variety and quality of eating places on offer is quite astonishing for such a compact town. There are over 200 restaurants in Kalkan, including many large harbour side and roof top restaurants, offering many types of cuisine. You will find restaurants that are so low-key that many visitors never notice them; just the place to enjoy delicious and genuine local cooking. The crystal clear turquoise water of Kalkan bay and mountains that rise steeply behind it provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop in which to enjoy your stay. Kalkan has not been touched by mass tourism, and as a result remains unspoiled, upmarket and very charming, with amazing views at every turn.Strict building codes ensure the town's historic preservation, and the many fine restaurants contribute to the special atmosphere that brings back visitors time and time again.Narrow cobbled streets that wind away from the harbour with bougainvillea covered wooden ottoman balconies and historic architecture are typical of the old town. The warm Turkish hospitality will stay with you long after your holiday is over.Beach ClubsThere are a number of beach clubs around the bay that can be reached by free shuttle service from the harbour. There are wonderful paved platform terraces and gardens with ladders going into the sea. They offer swimming, sunbathing, water sports and restaurant/bar facilities and have sun beds and umbrellas for hire.Water sportsJet skiing, water skiing, parasailing and banana boat rides are available locally.DivingKalkan's crystal clear waters are popular with scuba divers and is a top location for diving along Turkey 's coast. It has several sites including islands and reefs with a huge variety of marine life. Kalkan Dive Centre can be contacted on www.kalkandiving.com.River TubingEnjoy floating down the shallow Saklikent River with your tube and paddle. It's great fun and lasts between 45 minutes and a couple of hours depending on which trip you choose. River tubing can be booked in Kalkan at one of the tour companies or you can join the tour just outside Saklikent gorge.River CanoeingEnjoy a day canoeing on the Xanthos River near to Kalkan. Experienced guides take you downstream through some beautiful scenery. A barbeque lunch is served along the way, and there is an opportunity for a revitalising mud bath before the tour finishes at beautiful Patara beach for a swim.Boat TripsRelax on a day trip around the bays and Islands of Kalkan on a traditional Turkish Gulet. Tours leave at 10.00 am from the harbour, and return around 5.00 pm . There is plenty of time for swimming and lunchand afternoon tea is served on board.A very popular trip is to the ancient sunken city of Simena in the area of Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Lycian coast. A terrible earthquake in the 2nd century AD caused a downward shift of land and the submerged ancient houses can be viewed through glass bottom boats. Boat trips can be booked direct at the harbour or through the tour companies in Kalkan.Sightseeing.Within easy reach of Kalkan are the ruins of the ancient Lycian capital of Xanthos, its port Patara, religious centre Letoon, and also Pinara.Xanthos was discovered in 1838 by the archaeologist Charles Fellows. Today a mixture of ruins from Roman, Lycian and Byzantine times, including the Tomb of the Harpies and Neried monument. At the holy Lycian centre of Letoon there are 3 temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo.Patara is very close to Kalkan and famous as being the birth place of St Nicholas (otherwise known as Father Christmas) and for having many interesting ruins. It was an important commercial centre and harbour during the 5th century. There are several beautiful beaches in and around Kalkan. The main beach in Kalkan is just 15 minutes walk from the villa and next to the harbour and old town. It has crystal clear aquamarine water and white pebbles. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired cheaply for the day. Its location next to the harbour make it a very popular place for soaking up the atmosphere of the early evening and watching the boats come back to harbour.Kaputus BeachA ten minute drive from Kalkan is beautiful Kaputus beach, a sandy cove at the foot of a mountain gorge. The turquoise water is incredible and this beach is used in many travel brochures for Turkey . There are cheap and frequent Dolmuses (shared minibuses) from Kalkan.Patara BeachPatara beach is a completely undeveloped 12km stretch of sandy beach voted one of the best in the world by Times online for 2005.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Alan L
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
04 Jun 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 May 2009. Located in Kalkan, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £600 to £1495.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Jun 2016.

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Reviewed 8 Aug 2012

If you're a family with kids, or young adults, holidaying with another family of the same kind then this property is ideal. Two spacious attached villas with 3 beds and 2 baths each, and a large pool and large terrace / outside dining area, mean that everyone can spread out and let their hair down, whilst each family still has their own privacy in their own villa. Also the view of the bay is fantastic, I just wish I had taken my binoculars! If you're reasonably fit you can walk down the steep hill to the town in the usually blistering heat, or you can get call a taxi which is quite cheap - about 12 Turkish Lira. But however fit you are you probably won't want to walk back up the hill after a day, or night, out, so a taxi is recommended. One villa has a hob, oven and microwave and the other hasn't, so if you know your neighbours then no problem, but if you don't and you stay in the villa without cooking facilities then you'll need to eat out to get a cooked meal. Due to the close proximity of the villas, the shared pool and terrace, and the fact that only one villa has cooking then this set-up is definitely best suited to large groups or two families. This is in no way a criticism of the property, just an observation, because I was in a two-family group and we had a brilliant time. I totally recommend this property and the resort of Kalkan. If you're eating in Kalkan then as a general rule of thumb the closer you get to the harbour the more expensive the restaurants become. There are some lovely places to eat in town before you get to the harbour which are a third of the price. As a group of 8 we were paying between 500 and 600 Turkish Lira for a meal and drinks in a harbour restaurant, but further up the hill in town unbelievably we were paying about 200 Turkish Lira. If you're eating out every night for 14 nights there's a significant saving to be made! Also the pool has no shallow end, but I can't say we found this a problem and we had a 9 year old who was always out of her depth, but was never out of the pool and loved every second of it.

Paul Thank you for the lovely review, we have done some updating since your stay and booth villas now have kitchens. Regards Alan

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