Set just above the impressive Kalamar Bay, at the base of the Taurus Mountains. Villa Jodaruya’s location makes the most of the uninterrupted sea views. The centre of Kalkan with its picturesque harbour and chic restaurants is only a 20 minute walk away. There is a 10 minute walk to the nearest Supermarket and local restaurants. A short down hill walk brings you to two beach clubs by the sea in Kalamar Bay.
Villa in Kalamar Bay, Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk to Local Shops, Restaurants and Beach Clubs
About David Fisher
Jodaruya is owned by Joyce and David Fisher. We live in England most of the year, but are both semi retired and are lucky enough to be able to spend 3 months each year in our beautiful villa. We have four daughters and nine grandchildren who come out to stay with us when we are there (though thankfully, not all at the same time) We didn't rent the villa out for the first four years, but as it was lying empty during the summer months we decided to have a go at renting in 2010. Although it was a worry at first we have had such good reviews from our guests, it gives us a sense of satisfaction that other people enjoy it as much as we do. We have had repeat bookings every year since, which sort of says it all.
David Fisher purchased this Villa in 2006
Why David Fisher chose Kalkan
Like most people we had spent many many years going on holiday all over Europe and other places in the world and always dreamt about owning a holiday home abroad. Although we had been to lots of lovely places nowhere really ticked all the boxes. Then in 2003 we found the Kalamar district of Kalkan. That first time we had booked a hotel. I had spoken to the owner the day before for directions, telling him what time we would be getting there. When we arrived we parked our hire car over the road from the hotel and as we got out we heard a voice say "Welcome David" This turned out to be Zeynal the owner and from that day on we have felt at home and welcome in Kalkan. Ruya is Turkish for dream and Joda is short for Joyce and David hence the villa's name JODARUYA It is our dream.
What makes this Villa unique
Set just above the impressive Kalamar Bay, at the base of the Taurus Mountains. Villa Jodaruya’s location makes the most of the uninterrupted sea views. The centre of Kalkan with its picturesque harbour and chic restaurants is only a 20 minute walk away. There is a 10 minute walk to the nearest Supermarket and local restaurants. A short down hill walk brings you to two beach clubs by the sea in Kalamar Bay. Whilst there are lots of lovely villas in Kalkan with beautiful views you will find that lots of those views are from a roof or bedroom terrace. Jodaruya has uninterrupted views from right across the front of the pool terrace so there is no need to go upstairs for that fabulous vista.
Pool / Spa
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Spacious villa with fantastic views
Great size pool easy access to town and beach clubs
Couldn’t wish for a better villa, clean, spacious and the perfect location
Would highly recommend. Great communication with owner, easy transfer. The villa is in the best location possible. We arrived late, fell asleep outside on the loungers and woke up to a view that you could never get bored of. The kitchen was nice and spacious, the only thing we used was the fridge, the local restaurants are amazing, never had such good food and service anywhere else, Kalkan know customer service, they have it nailed. 4am finishes at Cafe Vita just down the road from the villa eventually catch up with you! Especially when your leaving at 9am for the airport! But that’s Mustafa, I would highly recommend this bar and restaurant. Everything about our weeks stay was perfect. Thanks once again Dave, will definitely be booking your villa again, thanks for all the info leading upto to a great week.
Many thanks for this really good review Tony. It must have been a revelation to fall asleep on the sunbeds after a late arrival to wake up to that wonderful view. We have often speculated on what people must think if they arrive late at night and see the view for the first time in the morning but never imagined anyone would fall asleep on the sunbeds so that's a first.
As you say Cafe a vita is a good restaurant to have nearby and we like it as well, but I can't say I've ever been there at 4am so well done for your staying power.
The amount of really good restaurants offering Top notch food and service in a relatively small village never ceases to amaze me and can only be appreciated if you have been there.
Really happy to provide info before guests go to the villa as I feel it gives them a heads up on what to expect and a few tips to get the holiday off to a good start.
Look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.
Thanks for the booking and the review.
Fantastic villa with beautiful views.
We arrived late at night and it was so nice to find the welcome pack in the fridge. We enjoyed a late night Efes by the pool! What a view from the villa even at night.
What a fantastic view we woke up to. The villa position is fantastic with loads of space inside and out.
Very well equipped and spacious for 6 people. Lovely sun loungers and several place to sit and take in the view.
This is our second time in Kalkan, we had to come back to this pretty and friendly place.
There are so many restaurants within walking distance. We had brilliant food and service. All of us have had a wonderful time in the villa. Thank you Dave for allowing us to stay.
Many thanks for this lovely review Neil.
The welcome pack is a relatively small gesture but is always very much appreciated by the guests who particularly enjoy a cold beer after a long trip.
As you say, the view is fabulous and is what made us fall in love with Kalamar and inspired us to have the villa built there.
So pleased that you and the family enjoyed your time in Kalkan as well as the villa and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
Beautiful villa in a beautiful location.
Firstly the pictures really do not do this villa justice! It is lovely and spacious with great outdoor space too. You really will not get tired of the beautiful view. The pool is amazing and much bigger in real life! All the bedrooms are a very good size with the master bedroom being particularly spacious, with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The other 2 bedrooms share a large bathroom. There was a welcome pack on arrival which was very much appreciated.
We had arranged a transfer with Dave from the airport which went very smoothly. Starting by being presented with cold bottles of water and a spacious air-conditioned taxi (there really is no need for a hire car). When we arrived in Kalkan we were met by the rep from the management agency who then took us to the villa.
It is in a lovely quiet location but within a couple of minutes by taxi to the centre of Kalkan (at a cost of no more than £3) or if you can manage it in the heat it is a (mostly) downhill 20min walk into town.
Within a 5min walk are bars, restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets (there is a small Carrefour in town). Our favourites were Cafe Vita (who also do a delivery service if you don't want to leave the luxury of the villa) and Brothers. Both had great friendly service and excellent food. When you venture into town our favourites were Aubergine and Teras, to be honest too many to mention. But I can safely say we didn't have a bad meal anywhere. The locals are very friendly and cannot do enough for you.
There are plenty of things to do although we just wanted to chill out so can't comment on too many apart from a day we took a trip to the Kalkan Beach Club, which is free of charge and worth a visit via the yellow boat from the harbour and again really good service from the staff. We also popped down to Kalamar Beach club (just below the villa) to try out some of the water sports, again this was very nice.
This was our first trip to Kalkan and will definitely not be our last. Dave was very helpful and made the booking totally stress free with lots of recommendations.
We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend the villa and Kalkan to our family and friends.
Lynn Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. I know what you mean about the photos not doing the villa justice. I really must get round to getting some better ones done. I am glad that you liked the pool, as when we had the villa built, it was one of our priorities that we had a large pool where you were able to have a proper swim. The same was true of the bedrooms as we wanted to have a feeling of plenty of space throughout the villa. It really is a problem knowing which restaurant to go to as they are all very good irrespective of if they are top end or budget. With so many good ones now on the Kalamar Road it isn't necessary to go all the way in to the village for a nice meal. Really pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Joyce and Dave
We all absolutely loved this villa; this is the 4th time we have visited Kalkan and this was our best villa yet. The villa was immaculate and very well equipped (we don't usually use a TV on holiday but access to the BBC was much appreciated for the Olympics!). We particularly liked the out-door area and the good sized pool; the view was stunning. Location wise we actually really liked Kalamar - this was our first venture into the area. It was about a 25 minute walk into town, but past some excellent bars and restaurants on the way (we caught taxis back!). There are some good bars and restaurants within a 5 min walk of the villa and the Kalamar beach club is just down the hill. We definitely hope to return.
What a view!
Loving the villa (even better than the pictures and the description); it's great location, the fab views of the bay, the large infinity pool, the roof top area, the perfect weather, the welcome pack, (especially the cold Efes (Turkish beer)), the comfortable sun loungers, the many tv channels, the help from the owners prior to going, including sorting out a hire car, the information pack, (make sure you visit Saklikent Gorge, Kapatus Beach and the Kalamar Beach Club), in fact pretty much the whole package!
We had stayed close by two years previously but this villa was a big step up and now there are a few more restaurants (particularly Yelken) locally it is even better as a wonderful holiday location. We would recommend this to both family and friends.
Many thanks to Julia and Andy for putting on this great review. It is hard to capture the lovely views in pictures, so it is always a nice to exceed peoples expectations. It is also nice that you mention the TV channels. Although you don't want to spend too much of your holiday time watching television,it is very handy to have to keep children entertained and it is definitely a bonus to be able to watch the sports and news channels from home. Getting out and about and dragging yourself away from the pool is also a very good idea as there is so much to see and do in the area, it is a shame to miss it. The Yelken is a new restaurant that only opened this year and is the closest restaurant to the villa, so it is good that you give it a mention. It is also really good that you would recommend the Vila to your friends and family. Hope to be able to welcome you and your family back again in the future. Regards Joyce and Dave
Kalkan which was Described by Tapestry Holidays as the most picturesque harbour in the Mediterranean, is situated on Turkeys spectacular Turquoise coast, nestled in a beautiful bay at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. In only a 20 minute drive you can find the stunning Patara beach with its long sandy beach and beach café. You can sit back and enjoy the view of the sailing boats passing by on the sparkling sea. Ten minutes drive the other way is Kaputas beach with its stunning Turquoise sea.
Villa Jodaruya is a 90 minute drive from Dalaman Airport which is the nearest Airport to Kalkan. Whilst a car is not essential there are lots of places to visit within easy reach of Kalkan which can be enjoyed with the convenience of a hire car.