The villa is in a superb position just 5 real minutes from the nearest restaurants and shops and only 10 real minutes from the heart of Kalkan old town and the beach. It has its own private pool (approx 7x5m and 1.75m deep), with large patio/sun terrace area and garden laid to lawn with shrubs and trees. It is fully equipped with a large marble outside table and wrought iron chairs, 8 sunbeds with mattresses and 4 sun umbrellas to shade you from the sun. It has a shaded Ottoman seating area on the very top terrace with 4 comfy lounging sofas where you can soak up the atmosphere and stunning views along with a fridge to keep your drinks cool! Free wireless internet available! For the workaholics amongst you or for the kids who can't bear to be away from MSN for long, there is wireless internet access which is free of charge - just bring your own laptop! The location is between the Elite Hotel (now apartments) and the green school - very central - no need for taxis! With a dedicated friendly management team who will meet you upon your arrival with the keys and show you around and will look after you and arrange anything you want during your stay to make it more enjoyable for you!
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Villa in Kalkan, - overlooking the market road - very central location - Peaceful Location, Sea View from Top Terrace - yet Just a Real 10 Minutes Walk to Kalkan Old Town
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About Felicity Davie
I live in England and Kalkan and have 2 children and I run my own marketing consultancy for scientific, technical and medical books and journals. I holidayed in Kalkan and fell in love with it and then purchased the villa in 2006. I have made many friends in Kalkan and have really fallen in love with Turkey. I have visited Istanbul and Cappadoccia which was amazing but there is still so much of Turkey to explore. I am also learning Turkish - not an easy language and I don't get much practise as so many people in Kalkan speak such good English!
Felicity Davie purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Felicity Davie chose Kalkan
Kalkan was the first place in Turkey that I visited and stayed in the Meldi hotel - a great place and somewhere where I still visit a lot. Kalkan is so pretty and set around a beautiful bay with over 100 delicious restaurants - it just seemed like paradise. Having since visited some of the other resorts in Turkey, I have not found anywhere that I like more than Kalkan (which is just as well really!). It is neither too big nor too small and caters for everybody, young and old, families or couples and there is so much to see and do in the area, you never get bored. Also, I never tire of the amazing view when I wake in the morning and look over the azure bay with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is one of the closest to town yet still in a quiet and peaceful location which is important to me to know that my children can come home safely and without the need for taxis or long dark walks up steep hills and unmade up roads in the evening. The property is like home from home and I have endeavoured to think of everything to make your stay an experience to remember. As it is also my personal home, there are all the personal touches to make it a really family home. I love the garden which has 2 huge pomegranate trees, orange and lemon and avocado which has just produced its first 'crop' of avocados since purchasing the villa! I have to say - it wasn't the tastiest - but I ate it anyway! The internet is a very useful facility enabling me to work in Kalkan as well.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Good location with pool. Ideal for 5 people to explore the area.
Fabulous, efficient, professional and responsive.
Our flight from Istanbul was delayed by 90 minutes. We arrived at the Villa Kirmizi Lale after midnight. The manager, Yusuf, was on hand to help with luggage and give us an orientation.
The villa is on a par with a 4-star hotel. Very clean, comfortable and safe, with all required elements to ensure a comfortable and safe stay. The owner, Felicity, is justifiably very proud of her villa and it shows in the presentation.
The villa can comfortably sleep 10 guests and with a party of only three was incredibly spacious.
For those who like a real physical challenge, the villa sits on top of a punishing hill. You can accept the challenge and be rewarded by a refreshing dip in the pool or you can decline and take a cheap taxi ride. We accepted and felt fitter at the end of our trip.
Kalkan is well situated at the foot of the Taurus mountains. It is a virtual sun trap for the sun worshipers. Temperatures (late June/early July) varied between 31 and 43 degrees with bearable humidity.
Highly recommend the Saklikent Gorge jeep safari. Buy some water balloons at the first stop and carry water in any vessel you can find. The reason will become quickly apparent and was incredible fun!! The food was basic but the overall experience was great! Horse riding in Patara was cool but do take care to wear long trousers as horses take you past fields with what looks like thistle. It is very rewarding to take a jeep or taxi ride into the mountains and visit the nearby villages like Bezirgan. Very, very tranquil and a good way to de-stress.
Nightlife is very good for families. The restaurant owners are not too pushy and the service was fair to good. Recommend Gusto, Aubergine, Linekers' (for dog lovers), Seaport and Sunset (with a great view over the harbour and water).
A special mention for those who like a huge satisfying, healthy breakfast, there is a great little bakery with seating area on the main street down a few shops from the Anka supermarket.
Overall, we agreed that Kalkan is in our top-2 places to visit for guaranteed weather, food, service and amenities. Villa Kirmizi Lale rates as our number 1 villa accommodation, to date.
Thank you for the lovely review and I look forward to welcoming you back soon to Villa Kirmizi Lale!
Another Wonderful Stay in Kalkan
Our third stay in Felicity's villa and fourth time in Kalkan. The villa is large and very well equipped. The updated bathrooms and terrace area made the stay even better. The pool was a great way to cool off on hot late September afternoons. Location is close to supermarkets and we discovered some new great restaurants closer to the villa without needing to walk into town. The Yali Beach Club was also a new enjoyable and low cost experience. All round highly recommended
Thank you for the great review - I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale another year!
Great villa, great destination
We have just returned from a week at this lovely villa for just the two of us, there was so much space but is certainly big enough for much larger groups. It is well furnished and equipped to a high standard, and very clean. We did not use the kitchen much as Kalkan has some amazing restaurants.There is lots of outside space, a great pool and plenty of sun loungers and shades. Also a great seating area for those who wish to sit in the shade. There is a third floor, we used this area for a quiet drink before bed, it has comfortable seating and a fridge and great to admire the views. The villa is a good ten minutes walk down to the old town, but must admit we got a taxi back, for very little cost.
Felicity was very friendly and welcoming and Yusef easily reachable if any problems.
We would certainly stay at Kirmizi Lale again plus Kalkan holds a special place in our hearts.
Hi June - thank you for the lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale another time!
Amazing villa - looking forward to returning soon
We have just come back from 10 days at Kirmizi Lale. The Villa was exactly as described, with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday, and all furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and so clean. We really enjoyed spending time relaxing by the pool and hammocks in the garden, and the top level terrace / bar was a really nice touch, with great views over the bay to enjoy an evening sundowner. The WiFi met the demands of our two teenagers.
Felicity made us feel very welcome, and Yusuf and his team were on hand for anything we might need. We didn't really use the well equipped kitchen as spent most evenings dining out in the excellent Kalkan restaurants (Mussakka, Olive Garden, Alternatif, Baharat to name a few - we did not have a bad meal).
The Villa is only a 10 minute walk down to the old town, so no Taxis required - a bit harder on the way back up but not too strenuous.
Plenty of beach clubs to enjoy nearby (we tried Palm, Indigo and Kalkan beach park), with free water taxis to get you there. As others have said, do try a day boat trip, we went on Yildiz 3 and spend a wonderful day swimming in coves and having a delicious meal with fruit and cakes served on the way back.
Thanks Felicity, looking forward to returning soon.
Thanks for the lovely review - so glad you enjoyed your stay in my villa and Kalkan and I look forward to welcoming you back again!
Fantastic villa in a great location
We were a party of 5 friends staying in the villa in early June 2017.
The villa is accurately described in the listing and has everything you could need for a comfortable holiday. Everything was spotless and in working order. Of particular note were the very private pool/terrace and the fantastic roof terrace which was a great place for and pre (and post) dinner drinks overlooking the bay.
Felicity was a pleasure to deal with and very quick to respond throughout the booking process and beyond. Whilst we were at the villa Yusef was friendly, helpful and easy to contact.
The villa is within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants, particular favourites were Kaya, Pera, Aubergine and Küçük Ev (Small House), but everywhere we tried was good with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We didn't attempt the walk back up the hill....which was no problem as a taxi from town is about £2!
We went on an excursion to the Saklikent Gorge calling in at Degirmen Restaurant (and trout farm) in Islamlar on the way back for lunch - would highly recommend both! If going to the Gorge (about 40 mins by car) go early to avoid crowds....we were there alone there and it was magical!
Overall a great villa in a great holiday destination!
Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Kirmizi Lale next year if not sooner!!
Kalkan has several beautiful beaches. A very pleasant pebbly public beach with crystal-clear water is located to the east of Kalkan's harbour. Otherwise, hop on a "dolmus" (a Turkish minibus - cheap, frequent and very convenient) and head for one of the two beaches near Kalkan.
Gorgeous Kaputas Beach is a lovely sandy swimming cove nestled at the foot of a striking mountain gorge, about 10 minutes from Kalkan, or Patara Beach a beautiful 18 kilometre stretch of sand backed by dunes.
Air travel is typically from Gatwick or Manchester to Dalaman or Antalya airports in Turkey.
Transfer time from Dalaman airport is typically 1 hour 45 mins or 3.5 hours from Antalya.
Transfers and / or car hire can be arranged if required - please contact us for details / prices. Whilst a car is useful, it is definitely not essential in Kalkan as all facilities are within walking distance of the villa.
Kalkan is a small peaceful Mediterranean resort and fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey, which has not been touched by mass tourism. More sophisticated than the usual resort town, Kalkan appeals to travellers looking for more than a "sun and sea" holiday.
Because of its great charm, Kalkan has a growing number of perennial visitors who say the town is the only holiday destination they would choose to visit repeatedly. There is simply no other town quite like Kalkan along Turkey's coast. Kalkan has five very popular beach clubs (reached by shuttle from the harbour or taxi) - the Mahal, Kalamar, Likya, Patara and Yacht Club beach clubs. These are wonderful platform beaches and gardens cut into the bottom of the mountainside. They offer everything from swimming and sunbathing to bar facilities.
Booking Notes: Bookings are made direct with the owner. A non refundable deposit of 25% of the total booking is required on booking with the balance payable 12 weeks prior to departure. A deposit of £250 to cover breakages is required with the final payment and will be returned within 14 days of the end of the hire period, assuming no problems. Discounts are available for groups of 4 people or less! Changeover Day: This is usually Monday or Friday - dependent on flights but we try to be as flexible as we can. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts are available for long winter lets. Discounts available for 3 week bookings or last minute availability. Discounts available for groups of 4 people or less!