Stunning views over the whole of Kalkan Bay and the mountains behind. Villa Calkirs is beautifully presented inside and out with mature gardens complete with cirus trees and large pool terrace. There are four outside living balconies and terraces, all offering secluded privacy. Set in the peaceful area of Kiziltas, only a 10 minute walk to the picturesque centre of village and local beach and marina.
Villa in Kalkan Town, Turkey - Peaceful,Tranquil Setting. 10 Minutes To Town Centre
Stephen and Rachel
- english, french, german, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 18, 2018
About Stephen and Rachel
We were struck by the timeless feel to Turkey and by the priorities the local people have in their daily lives - of making time for family,for food, even for tea(!) Having found the delights of the Kalkan area we, like many people, fell in love with its sheer beauty and the alluring simplicity of life in this region as well as the wonderful people who live here. We now spend much of the year in Turkey - It is a very special part of the world with an inciting culture, mouthwatering cuisine and wonderfully natural and varied landscapes. We hope at Villa Calkris you too will experience the sheer magic of the Kalkan experience.
Stephen and Rachel purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Stephen and Rachel chose Kalkan
Kalkan is at at the heart of the Lycian Coast. its proximity to the most fantastic beaches as well as some of the most amazing sites of ancient world make it a brilliant place to have a holiday. There is no shortage of things to do. Kalkan is a sophisticated destination which has retained its simplicity and natural beauty, but has also become a culinary paradise for those who like to dine and eat the finest. Prices are low compared to the rest of western Europe and the quality is very high. Combine this with the warmth of welcome you receive from the local people and the efforts they make to ensure your stay is one you will remember, make it a perfect place for your holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
What enticed us to this region was how the unspoilt surrounding countryside and mountains. The views from the roof terrace are simply amazing and make the Villa's position one that enjoys the whole vista of Kalkan Bay as well as the surrounding mountains. Villa Calkris is fortunate to be far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the village nightlife to enjoys its own peace and tranquillity, especially in the evenings, but to be close enough to reach by foot without the need for a car.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Tranquil Villa - Bustling Town
The Villa Calkris is nestled amongst a myriad of other dwellings all clinging to the mountainside, facing towards the inviting bay below, despite its close proximity to it’s neighbours the layout of the property affords privacy and quietude with relaxation almost demanded.
The Villa itself gives a satisfactory lived in feel, a home from home with the added plus of a good size swimming pool and stunning location. Each of the three floors adds to the feeling of belonging, the first floor hosts a good size and well fitted out kitchen along with a comfortable sitting room stacked with books and DVDs should respite be required from the blazing sun. The second floor has two good size en suite bedrooms, both leading out to a balcony area with table and chairs suited to easing yourself from the night’s slumber to a day’s activity/lack of activity and finally the third floor offers a small utility/bedroom, a bumped head is a possibility with the sloping roof, but this is more than made up for when going through a small insignificant door which opens up to a roof top terrace offering sumptuous views of both sea and mountainside, the seating area offering comfort whilst being overwhelmed by an essence of tranquillity.
The fifteen minute walk to town is easily negotiated, though caution is recommended walking down paths of indeterminate gradient until you reach the carriageway which is negotiated by a pedestrian bridge, the closer you get towards the centre of town the busier it becomes, and it is then you start to get the flavour of Kalkan. Crossing the road can be a hazard as the yellow taxis compete with other no less determined road users to squeeze through impossible gaps to edge towards their desired destination, this does however improve as soon as you start to wend your way through the narrow streets of the Old Town sloping down to the harbour and beach as these are largely pedestrianised. The stroll down is met with countless invitations to eat and drink in bars and restaurants as well as plenty of opportunities to haggle in shops for gifts. In the daytime this is exciting at night positively enticing.
Just a snapshot of a holiday with much omitted, though hopefully a glimpse of two extremely agreeable contrasts which welcome recommendation.
This is our second visit to the beautiful Villa Calkris this summer as we just can't keep away! On arrival we were actually greeted by owners Rachel and Stephen who are an incredibly welcoming couple. They had thoughtfully supplied us with bread, eggs, tea/coffee etc to last us until we could get to the supermarket. The villa has such a homely feel and is furnished so authentically that it is becoming a home from home for us. Kalkan is such a special place full of vibrant and fantastic shops and restaurants, the locals are always friendly. We won't be booking a holiday elsewhere for quite some time I'm sure! Thanks again for a much needed blissful escape from our hectic lives in London!!
VERY GOOD EXCELLENT
MR & MRS HOLT MANCHESTER
FIRST IMPRESSION WAS WOW.
TRANSFER FROM AIR PORT WAS FIRST CLASS THANK'S.
THIS WAS THE BEST HOLIDAY WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG WHILE RELAXING, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN, NO HASSLE, GARTH WAS GREAT AND HELPFUL.
THE INFORMATION WE WHERE GIVE WAS VERY HELPFUL, NOT TO FAR FROM SHOP'S ALL IN ALL BRILLIANT.
ALL READY THINKING ABOUT RE BOOKING FOR NEXT YEAR
We are so please Villa Calkris lived up to all your expectations and you found it a wonderful base for your holiday.
We are glad that everything we provided was helpful in making your holiday hassle free.
We are excited that you are thinking of returning twice in 2018! That certainly says it all :-)
Stephen and Rachel
Little Piece of Paradise
This villa really is outstanding, we arrived late at night with two very tired children to find fresh bread, milk, eggs, homemade Jam & Marmalade along with Tea & coffee. The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything you would expect to find at home, everything was clean and well maintained. The lounge area also has everything you need although to be honest we didn't spend much time inside as the pool area is so impressive and has full sun all day when the sun does begin to fade we would all head up to the roof terrace which again is pretty breath taking. Also worth mentioning is the BBQ situated in the pool area which is a great size and excellent for cooking on we used it at least five times during a two week stay. The bedrooms and en suites are all nicely decorated and spotlessly clean, the balcony off these rooms is a lovely place to read in the early morning sun. The location of the Villa was great for us, having visited Kalkan a few times before we did wonder if it was a bit far out this is not the case! It's about 15 mins walk into town and its a nice walk, we did tend to use a taxi back as its quite steep on the way back up but at around £2.00 for the fare this really isn't an issue. Stephen and Rachel were really responsive to any queries I had before we travelled and also kept in touch with other info they thought we might need to know. Also have to mention Gavin who meets and greets and is around if you need anything during your stay he's really great and nothing is to much trouble. We are already planning on returning.
idea home from home
A great villa with all you need to make the most of your holiday. Really clean and well equipped. Close enough to walk to the town, however a taxi is the best way to get back and these are really cheap around £2.50. The pool area was cleaned everyday so it was always tidy and welcoming , Gareth who looks after you whilst you are there is great, no query to much trouble, The welcome pack when you arrive is a lovely touch as you can have a drink and a bite to eat before going off to explore.
Thank you for the kind review and the 5***** !
We are really pleased you enjoyed the home made preserves as part of our welcome pack. Gareth is a wonderful addition to the help at the villa and such a lovely, nothing is too much trouble chap.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed at the villa.
We look forward to being able to welcome you back as our guests soon!
Stephen and Rachel
Wonderful villa with all we needed
Our second time to Kalkan, previously staying in Islamlar, but this year we wanted to be a bit closer to town. The photos and written description of the property was very accurate and before making the booking, spoke with Stephen over WhatsApp to clarify a few points. Stephen's arrangements were great for our late arrival and Gareth was available to meet us at 1am to show us around the villa.
The villa is in a quiet part of Kalkan, a little away from the centre. We had rented a car which made going back and forth into the village much easier. Our teenage children were able to walk into town and get a taxi ride back up the hill quite inexpensively.
Stephen & Rachel have lived in the area for quite some time so were able to make some good recommendations, particularly for a relaxing boat trip with a friendly captain. Gareth was on hand if we needed any help.
We had a great two weeks and just wished it was longer.
We are glad you and the family enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Villa Calkris whilst still being a stroll into town.
We were pleased to have been able to help with various recommendations and the boat trip! - always a favourite!
We look forward to seeing again next year and to welcoming you as our guest once again!
All best wishes
Stephen and Rachel
10 minutes walk. Taxis also readily available if required.
Dalaman Airport is nearest. Antalya also a possibility
Villa Calkris is ideally situated to discover all the major attractions of this wonderful part of Turkey
Patara Beach - a 14km stretch of sand and Kaputas Beach (shown in the photos) are a short drive away.
The timeless town of Kas is about 20 minutes by car or dolmus.
All the Ancient sites of Lycia are all within about 40 mins of Kalkan, as is the spectacular Saklikent Gorge.
All forms of water sports are available from a variety of companies in Kalkan, as are car/moped/quad hire.
As well as being famous for its fantastic restaurants, Kalkan has also become well-known for its boutique shopping which is found along its twisting lanes. Quality hand crafted pottery and leather goods are a speciality here as well as custom jewellery and silver work. Its colourful but gentle night-life has a carnival air full of Turkish sounds and smells coming from its beautifully lit roof terraces and side streets.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 20% Deposit at booking Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. 2 weeks prior to arrival £250 to be received and held as a damage deposit. This is returned within a week of your departure. Changeover Day: Flexible. Notes on prices: All prices include 'meet and greet' on your arrival, a complimentary welcome package including essentials such as bread, butter, milk, tea etc. Daily pool and garden attendant to keep the outdoor areas looking at their best. Mid-stay clean depending on length of stay. 20% deposit secures booking. The remaining balance is required 6 weeks prior to your arrival. 2 weeks before stay £250 damage deposit to be received, which will be returned within 1 week after your departure.