Villa in Kalamar Bay, Kalkan, Turkey - Quiet Location, 5 Min Walk to the Sea, 15 Min Walk to Kalkan
About John Bowden
My wife and I are recently retired, and now all our children have flown the nest, we too are ready to spread our wings a little further. All of which means our beautiful second home in Kalkan is used less at the moment. We are now happy to rent it out which will hopefully help fund our adventures! Barbara and John Bowden
John Bowden purchased this House in 2002
Why John Bowden chose Kalkan
We first came to Kalkan in 1998 and instantly fell in love. Several holidays later, we decided to take the plunge and buy our own home here. Villa Ayla has been the centre of many happy family holidays, and is now playing host to an expanding third generation! We chose this location because it combines the peace of Kalamar Bay, with easy access to Kalkan town, with all the bustle of shops, restaurants, banks and quaint houses. Right next to the house are steps leading down to the sea, where there is a diving school, offering a full range of Padi accredited courses as well as trial dives for beginners. Various water sports are available, and there is a restaurant serving lunches, snacks and evening meals. There is a taverna at the end of the road, and a small supermarket 5 minutes walk.
What makes this House unique
The property benefits from being detached and standing in its own gardens, which include flowers and trees including olive trees. It has its own private pool for the exclusive use of our guests. The pool is maintained daily, and the garden has an automatic watering system. The house accommodates 6 adults and 2 children in 4 bedrooms, and there is also a cot. Right next to the house are steps leading down to the sea, which is only 5 minutes away. There are beautiful views over the bay from the upstairs balcony, the perfect place to watch the sun go down. It is a 15/20 minute walk into town, or there is a local bus (dolmus) running continuously in season or taxis which are reasonably priced and readily available.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The sea is five minutes walk from the villa. There you'll find a full range of water sports including scuba diving, for leisure and for Padi courses. There is also a restaurant serving drinks, light lunches and evening meals, the perfect place to watch the sun set over the bay. Various other beaches are within walking or close driving reach. The sandy beaches of Kaputas and Patara are 5mls and 12mls respectively. Both can be reached by bus or taxi if you don't have a car.
Dalaman Airport is one and three quarter hours by car. Antalya Airport is three hours. Transfers can be arranged at cost, or you can hire a car for the duration of your holiday. Cars can be hired locally or from the airport and although by no means essential, can add to the enjoyment of your holiday.
1 mile from Kalkan 3 miles from Islamlar 5 miles to Kaputas 12 miles from Patara beach and ancient heritage site.
Kalkan is well served with shops, banks, traditional and modern cafes and restaurants, many perched on rooftops overlooking the mosque and harbour. Places of interest are numerous and include many ancient sites such as Xanthos and Patara, the latter being the entrance to a beautiful 12 mile long sandy beach. Both available by local bus, taxi or car. Inland are many traditional villages and the Taurus Mountains provide spectacular scenery and opportunities for keen walkers. Kalamar and Kalkan are situated on the 500km Lycian Way, a footpath which goes from Fethiye to Olympus and which can be walked in whole or part stretches. (Guide book and maps in the house).