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Large Stylish Villa close to the Sea Sleeps 10, Panoramic Sea Views and Pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Spacious bedrooms with large en-suite bathrooms. Sleep 10 (no sofa beds!)

Villa Amare - romantically named from the Latin word 'love' - is a very large villa with the benefit of being just a 100 metre stroll downhill to the sea and the friendly Kalkan Beach Club. From here you can swim and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters, from beach platforms.

The villa has a beautiful large lounge with doors that open onto your own private swimming pool. By the pool there is a charming outdoor dining area with a stone built BBQ, made by a local craftsman. Here you can dine under the stars - the ultimate in relaxation. If you don't fancy doing your own cooking a local chef will come and create a meal for you! All five bedrooms are (unusually for Turkey) very spacious and all have generous en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. There are three bedrooms with king size beds and two with twin beds, ideal for two families or couples sharing. All but one bedroom have large balconies.

40"' TV with satellite channels, a DVD, CD player with iPod docking. NEW FOR 2011 free Wi-fi New for 2015 - a table tennis table. We also include a basic welcome pack in your rental rates.

Around Kalkan: Kalkan by day is sleepy and relaxed but comes to life in the evening when you are treated to a seemingly endless array of lovely restaurants! Kalkan has a pretty pebble beach with sunbeds, or you can go to one of the many beach clubs, the nearest just down the hill from villa Amare.

A cruise from the harbour is an absolute must! For a modest price you and friends can have a wonderful day cruising around the islands, swimming and snorkelling, with a home cooked lunch included. Highly recommended.

Patara National Park and Beach - Patara boasts an amazing 15 km sandy beach, voted one of the top beaches in the world by Times on-line. The beautiful and ancient ruins of the city of Patara, a major trading port in ancient Lycia, are on the same site. Home of the endangered loggerhead turtles..

Around Kalkan: Saklikent Gorge and fall


An elaborate rock tomb in Pinara

Other ancient archaeological sites include Xanthos and Letoon - a UNESCO world heritage site, and Pinara, an ancient city with a unique atmosphere and many cut rock tombs.

If you like walking or hiking do try at least some of the famous Lycian Way, a 509 km marked path which cuts through Lycia passing through stunning scenery.

Lovely waterfalls and gorge at Saklikent, and you can enjoy a fresh trout lunch there for a very modest price.

Horse riding is available at Bezigan, a pretty village in a valley.

Around Kalkan: Kas, a beautiful harbour town with historic buildings.

Patara, an archaeological site once a prominent Lycian city and port.

The pretty Greek island of Meis

Markets are on a Thursday in Kalkan and Friday in Kas. Kas is also a very pretty place to visit from where you can catch a ferry to the old Greek island of Meis. You will need your passport.

Diving is available from a professional school in Kalkan.

There is a small shop just a short walk up the hill from your villa. Kisla also has several restaurants within walking distance. Taxis are plentiful. You can get a boat ride to Kalkan from the beach club just down the hill!

Car and scooter hire is available locally. The local buses - dolmus—literally meaning stuffed! - are cheap and plentiful to all destinations.

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Property Manager
Mrs. Amanda Skinner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Mrs. Amanda Skinner

We are a couple from Kent who have been visiting Kalkan on and off for many years before purchasing this villa in Kisla for ourselves and our large family to enjoy. Having four children and two grandchildren, Amare is perfect for family holidays. Kisla is quieter than Kalkan and has its' own friendly Beach club, just minutes down the hill, and also several delightful restaurants and a shop. The convenient water taxi from the beach club makes it easy to go across the bay to Kalkan.

Mrs. Amanda Skinner purchased this villa in 2007

Why Mrs. Amanda Skinner chose Kalkan

We loved Amare for its views which are uninterupted, and for its proximity to the sea. Kalkan is very steep and many villas are actually quite a distance from the sea. We have the best of both worlds with the sea on our doorstep and a pool to cool off in.

What makes this villa unique

A cooling breeze in summer, proximity to the beach, beautiful panoramic views. Unusually large bedrooms all beautifully tiled in soft travertine, and en-suite bathrooms to every bedroom. The extra relaxing entrance terrace with comfy local sofas is a treasure, as it adds another area for guests to relax in. This is a perfect spot for pre dinner drinks in the evening with friends, listening to Bob's lazy jazz wafting down the hill from his restaurant. The heady scent of the night scented Meluah shrub is magical. This terrace also has a table tennis table for a bit of fun exercise!

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Reviewed: 11 October 2013

Date of stay: August 2013

"Super homely comfortable villa for extended family"

We were blessed with wonderful calm hot sunny weather through our stay & the villa exceeded our high expectations in providing us with a homely base in Kisla with excellent cool a/c when we needed it for comfort with our parents who were three elderly couples we had with us. 5 double/twin rooms all with en-suites are not common in the area & we felt very lucky with our choice of building, ameneties throughout, the super relaxing area around the pool & the proximity to the beach club at the bottom of the road. Sun lounges for everyone were good & the two nice shady areas were appreciated by the oldies. Daily deliveries of fresh bread were much appreciated. Bob's local shop proved useful at times & we dined at the Fidanka 2 mins up the hill & enjoyed the local fayre. Lots of friendly taxi cabs proved easy to book & al the locals were so helpful & hospitable throughout our stay.

"Our wonderful stay."

Hi Amanda Herewith a few words of thanks to acknowledge our wonderful 10 days in the gorgeous Villa Amare 25 Aug - 5 Sep 2013. We were blessed with wonderful calm hot sunny weather through our stay & the villa exceeded our high expectations in providing us with a homely base in Kisla with excellent cool a/c when we needed it for comfort with our parents who are three elderly couples we had with us. 5 double/twin rooms all with en-suites are not common in the area & we felt very lucky with our choice of building, ameneties throughout, the super relaxing area around the pool & the proximity to the beach club at the bottom of the road. Sun lounges for everyone were good & the two nice shady areas were appreciated by the oldies. Daily deliveries of fresh bread were much appreciated. Bob's local shop proved useful at times & we dined at the Fidanka 2 mins up the
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Kalkan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wet room, new for 2015
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite Wetroom new for 2015
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wet room style shower with choice of heads.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wet room shower with choice of shower heads.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , New wet room shower with choice of shower heads.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , With en-suite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have sea views with floor to ceiling windows/doors on to balcony. All bedrooms are unusually spacious by Turkish standards! En-suite bathrooms all have a wetroom shower. The Penthouse has a roof terrace. with panoramic views over the bay of Kalkan.
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are long steps down to the pool terrace so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. However there is a twin bedroom that can be accessed from the entrance level which could suit guests with mobility difficulties. The marble stairs indoors are in a generous spiral and there are three floors. Most services are available in Kalkan and if wished a chef can be arranged to come in and cook meals (payable locally) The local restaurant just up the hill from your villa (Bob's) will also deliver food. Most of the supermarkets will deliver groceries. In the season a small bus (dolmus) goes into Kalkan and you can flag it down outside the villa! A water taxi operates from the Kalkan beach club just down the hill into Kalkan and back - a super way of getting to Kalkan and back. NEW for 2015 we have a table tennis table and bats! We have a large library of books and CDs for our guests to use. Our guests have their own safe for valuables.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Villa Amare. A lovely home from home villa.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa and really well cared for. Serviced every 3 days by lovely people (care takers.) This super villa has all the home from home comforts. We stayed 2 weeks and didn't want to leave. The owners Mandy and Digs can't do enough to make your whole experience special. The walk into town is a little challenging up one hill (then mostly flat) We did it every night for the exercise. That's how we met Mandy and Digs. Think they felt sorry for a pair of 'oldies' walking and they offered us a lift which we declined 🙄 After a chat and a rest! We arranged to see their villa and loved it. There were 3 of us for the first week and just two for the last week. Villa Amare would comfortably sleep 10 people all with sweeping circular balconies off the bedrooms with fabulous sea and Kalkan views.

RESTAURANTS. Mousakka, Olive Garden, Baharat, Aubergine hard pressed to find a poor one.

Kalkan is a special place, would recommend to anyone. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and simply a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

quick to assist where ever he could. He leaves fresh bread to let you know he’d popped by if we were out or asleep. The villa was cleaned regularly, maintaining the high standard of the villa through out the stay. There are not many villas in Kalkan that have so few other villas around them so close to the sea.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Villa in Quiet Area

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is simply lovely and is as described on this site. There are lots of different areas where people can get their own space. All the rooms are are beautifully furnished. It's good that the Villa is not just a holiday let (they have a spartan look to them) as it feels loved and that really makes a difference.

We really liked the beach at the the Kisla Beach Club – there were turtles there every day !

Villa cleaned twice a week, fresh bread delivered every day.

We had a wonderful time, swam (with turtles), snorkelled. We visited Kekova the sunken city, Salikent Gorge, Kalkan Bay boat trip x 2, Patara beach, Archaelogical trip ( Pinara Sidyma Letoon), Kaputah beach, Patara ruins

We really enjoyed all the trips - we used Volume Travel in Kalkan - really good.

Amanda the owner was a pleasure to deal with. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in Villa Amare. The villa was beautifully maintained with spectacular views across the sea. Hasan, the pool man, delivered fresh bread to us every morning and maintained the pool and cleaned the BBQ. The ensuite bathrooms were great and very clean. Amanda, the villa owner, was so helpful and easy to contact. I would highly recommend going to this villa, however it is over 4 floors so might not be best for elderly people or those with mobility problems.

The Kalkan Park Beach Club is a quick stroll down the hill from the villa and we went there often and swam with turtles and sting rays; we also went to the Kalamar Beach Club across the Bay where my husband and daughter did a trial scuba dive. We went on a couple of boat trips which were really great, the sea was crystal clear and again there were turtles, we also did some water skiing on these trips as there are speed boats zipping around offering water sports.

Finally the exchange rate is very favourable at the moment and the Turkish love British Pounds so I would recommend bringing your money with you and exchanging money in town as rates are much more favourable.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your taking the time to write one. We try hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and Tamer and Hassan are our villa team who look after our guests during their stay.
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The Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5

Hello Amanda,

We are finally back in Ireland where the high temperature mark for the day is supposed to be 15 degrees. That is painful to even type!!

We had an absolutely wonderful time and would come back in a moments notice. Your home, Kalkan, the greater region around Kalkan and Turkey in general were all showing very well during our visit, not to mention the absolutely perfect weather. I can see why you and your husband decided to invest in such a special place.

We didn't interact with Tamer or Hassan much but when we did they were professional and helpful. Hassan, who we were in contact most often, usually came and went before we were out of bed having left his gift of bread. One evening we were having problems with water pressure in the house and we thought it was the result of our consecutive showers so we didn't bring the matter up. The next morning Hassan noticed the same problem and corrected the issue before we even got the chance to say hello. After his work we encountered no further water pressure issues regardless if we were taking consecutive showers.

Thanks again for everything, we will certainly be recommending your home to our travelling friends. Our experience will not be forgotten!


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We would love to be able to welcome you and your friends again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a more perfect villa and location. The villa it self was fantastic. Plenty of room. Extremely clean beautiful decorated Fully furnished to a very high standard. Fresh bread delivered every morning was great. Would definitely recommend villa Amare to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we try hard to ensure all our guests have a perfect holiday in our Villa Amare and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Amanda
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Saklikent Gorge
This is a really super natural with nature destination, you pass TLOS on the way which is we...
Kaputas Beach
Tlos boasts an amazing and well preserved oval amphitheatre, it is well worth a visit.
Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bob's Restaurant and Bar Kisla and the Kulahana
Nearest Golf
300 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bob's, Fidanke, Kulahana
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Metres
Kalkan beach club - 200 metres
Car: not necessary

The historic town of Kalkan is an enchanting place and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey's Mediterranean Coast. With the complete absence of mass tourism, Kalkan remains a charming and unspoiled haven, brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.

Once a simple fishing village, today’s Kalkan is quietly sophisticated and postcard pretty with a few good quality low-rise hotels and apartments and a multitude of excellent roof-top restaurants offering all manner of culinary delights together with stylish and atmospheric Blues and Jazz bars. The village shops stay open till around midnight and are well stocked with interesting antiques, crafts, jewellery, clothing and accessories. The narrow streets twist down to the harbour, which is the focus of the village and here you can enjoy a meal whilst watching the world go by or looking at the array of elegant gullets and yachts. A day at sea is a must!

Other Activities: wonderful boat trips from the harbour and there is a diving school in Kalkan.

Skiing - a new resort neat Fethiye.

Ski: High above Fetiye is a brand new ski resort Erin Dag.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.78

For 2018, flexible start days.

A security deposit of £200.00 is required which will be returned within 2 weeks if there is no damage or breakages.
We would appreciate it if any minor breakages are replaced - Kalkan Market has glassware and crockery.

*Rental rates Include:
*The services of our local manager.
*Daily pool and garden care.
*Fresh bread delivered (One loaf per day)
*Air conditioning - please switch off when out as

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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