Now if this view doesn’t whet your appetite for a simple but tasty lunch on the sun-drenched roof terrace overlooking the beautiful bay of Kalkan, then I’ll have to eat my meze. This is how we chill out Kingfisher style. Some general background….
Our beautiful villa is the perfect place if you want a relaxing, peaceful holiday or short break. It is located along Turkey’s gorgeous Turquoise coastline in the picturesque neighbourhood of Kisla on the eastern side of captivating Kalkan. We enjoy fabulous views over a beautiful bay with a backdrop of lush dramatic hillsides. With justification it’s been likened to the Italian Riviera.
We offer the best of all worlds: easy access by sea taxi or a regular taxi to the many chic restaurants and bars of bustling Kalkan with its stylish old quarter and cascading bougainvillea. And our lovely setting also provides a quiet and tranquil base to enable you to catch up on your reading or writing, or just chill as much as you want. Or if you are a bit more adventurous you can explore the outstanding scenery and ancient archeological sites nearby.
The villa offers a spacious layout with 4 generously sized bedrooms upstairs (all en-suite) and large, open-plan living/dining area on the ground floor. French windows lead out onto the stunning private pool/patio area which offers fantastic uninterrupted views across the bay towards the centre of Kalkan. By day you can catch the lovely hot rays and cooling sea breezes whilst turtle spotting in the turquoise and deep blue waters. By night, the view of Kalkan with its twinkling lights shimmering on the water’s surface is simply magical.
The facilities include a great sun-deck on the roof terrace with even more amazing views, air-conditioning throughout, plenty of outdoor furniture including a purpose built BBQ, all your standard technology needs e.g. satellite TV, Wifi, Bose docking station, DVD player etc, plus, if you are staying at the start or end of the season, our pool can be heated at no extra charge and our outdoor patio heater can warm you up on the cooler evenings. This makes our villa totally usable from March through November, or even for a very pleasant mid-winter getaway.
We have several restaurants nearby in Kisla though you will want to explore Kalkan of course. We are a 3 minute walk down to the lovely free beach park, which is very safe if you have children or simply fancy a dip in the Med, and from here you can catch the sea taxi over to Kalkan – it’s a 10-15 minute fun journey and the cooler sea breeze is so refreshing when the weather is really warm.
The villa can comfortably sleep 8/9 people so it is a great size for a family booking or possibly 2 families who really enjoy each other’s company. It’s also perfect for a group of friends/couples wanting to explore this wonderfully evocative and historic area, often described as the new Tuscany/Dordogne. And because it’s so peaceful yet with ready access to some great little restaurants, it’s the idyllic spot for a romantic break. And if your family are all making their own way in life, isn’t it time you indulged yourselves a little now?
Just to make things as smooth as possible, we can offer reassuring pre-travel advice, organise transfers and/or some exciting trips, and will even arrange to have a smashing welcome pack of shopping delivered to the villa, ready for your arrival with our compliments. This is all managed by Karyn, our super local agent.
First though some details on the facilities and layout….
We like to think our villa is really well-appointed and equipped…
✔︎ 4 Bedrooms – 2 doubles/2 twins with fitted wardrobes and balconies ✔︎ Convertible sofa (sleeps 1) ✔︎ Baby’s cot
✔︎ 4 Bathrooms all en-suite (nice shower enclosure, toilet, bidet) ✔︎ 1 Separate toilet on ground floor
✔︎ Freshly laundered towels and linen provided, weekly cleaning service (upgradeable) ✔︎ Hair dryer in each bedroom
✔︎ Ample parking ✔︎ Well-stocked garden area offering guests fresh-to-pick seasonal oranges, grapefruits, lemons and herbs
✔︎ Swimming pool (heated during winter months) ✔︎ Patio, shaded area and huge barbecue ✔︎ Ample garden furniture/sunloungers etc
✔︎ Roof terrace with stunning views and furniture/fridge
✔︎ Wi-fi broadband ✔︎ TV, DVD, Bose docking station ✔︎ 2 Complimentary mobile phones for free local calls
✔︎ Utility room ✔︎ Washing machine ✔︎ Iron and board ✔︎ Clothes line
✔︎ Fridge/freezer ✔︎ Cold water dispenser ✔︎ Hob, oven, microwave, toaster, cafetiere ✔︎ Ice-cream maker with pre-freeze
✔︎ Dining facilities ✔︎ Child’s high-chair
✔︎ Supplementary heating ✔︎ Air-conditioning
The presentation of the villa follows a traditional and stylish design….
– outside, the villa is set amidst beautifully mature gardens overlooking a pleasant olive grove ensuring uninterrupted views across the whole bay…
The front-facing pool is great; firstly it is generously proportioned at 8m x 3m with wide sweeping steps and a shallow end making it safer for kids. Unusually for the area it is also heatable to ensure it is usable during those cooler months…
The pool terrace has a lovely big granite dining table, ample sunloungers and a giant parasol. To the side of the villa is a quiet and shaded area just right for some cool time…
– The ground floor houses the generous and comfortable lounge area with all the latest technology connected up and ready to use. The lounge also has an open wood fire hearth for use on cooler evenings. The sofa converts to a single bed. There is also a very handy toilet and wash basin on the ground floor.
The dining area is comfortably-sized and the kitchen area is modern and well-equipped…
– The first floor has a large double room and twin bedded room with fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and en-suite bathrooms and balconies with simply lovely views across the bay.
– The second floor is an identical layout and the views are still great!
– The roof terrace offers fantastic uninterrupted views of the whole bay and across to Kalkan and the hills beyond. It is a great place for sunbathing with loungers, a dining table/chairs and a fridge for storing those cool drinks. The top floor also houses the discrete utility area with washing machine, internal clothes line and ironing facilities.
Local services very close at hand are a local store and a fitness centre. Local medical services are close by and a hospital is readily accessible.
There are several restaurants/cafes and bars nearby in Kisla which are handy if you are bushed and don’t fancy popping over to Kalkan. We often eat at the Hotel Kulahana and their restaurant is a few minutes walk away and right beside the sea. The hotel also has a small private bathing area which you can use free of charge. Just as a little Turkish welcome from us, all of our guests can enjoy a complimentary sundowner at the hotel to get you in the holiday mood.
Talking of short distances, the villa is only a 3 minute walk from Kalkan Beach Park which offers excellent play facilities for children, a protected pool area and water slide and access to the lovely warm sea itself where, if you are lucky, you can get to swim with the Bay’s very own fantastic loggerhead turtles. The Beach Park is free to use and from here you can catch the regular water taxis across to Kalkan.
We don’t have many; we hope you will see the care we have taken and respect the property accordingly. If there are any issues or problems we’d appreciate you contacting Karyn, our local agent, soonest. Karyn will pop by soon after your arrival to give you her contact details etc. You can use the complimentary mobile phones of course. We do have a no smoking policy indoors in the villa, outside is OK. Maximum occupancy of 9.
You are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance and personal medical cover for all the members of your party as Turkey is not in the EU and health care is not covered under the E111.
The owners cannot be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage caused at the premises by factors such as visitors’ own negligence and the actions of non-appointed 3rd parties.
That’s about it folks.
The villa is located on the road entitled Payam Sokak – see the Google map below…