4 bedroom, family-friendly villa in quiet Kalamar Bay. Short walk to sea
Sean and Morgan Dollman
About Sean and Morgan Dollman
We are a family that loves to travel. We have always talked about owning a little place somewhere where we could escape from the world. We found that in Kalkan and Villa Tymnessos is our escape.
Sean and Morgan Dollman purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Sean and Morgan Dollman chose Kalkan
We fell in love with the tiny village Kalkan during a visit in Summer 2005 and returned in 2007 to house hunt. Villa Tymnessos was the first villa our agent took us to and it was perfect. We wanted a home that we could someday live in year round, that could accommodate our family reunions, that was a safe and child-friendly place to raise our family, and offered sea views and sunsets that we would never tire of enjoying. We love wandering through the quaint village and reliving the fond memories of past trips and renewing friendships with the local merchants. Once you eat the local food and experience one of the special Kalkan sunsets, you will know why this little village is so special to us.
What makes this Villa unique
We have tried to make the villa feel relaxing and comfortable like a real family home should. The villa is located in Kalamar Bay, which is very quiet and away from the tourist focus of Kalkan village, and which we believe adds to the serenity and relaxing atmosphere of the villa. We have decorated the villa with many locally produced crafts and linens, and we try whenever possible, to buy local. What makes the villa so special? It has to be the view. Where ever you are in the villa you have incredible views of the Mediterranean, the neighboring olive groves, the goats wandering the hill to the right of the villa, and the Taurus mountains behind Kalkan. But it will be the sea views that will always grab your attention and which you remember after your return home.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Baby cot, high chair, kid toys, and DVDs availableBaby cot, high chair, kid toys, and DVDs available
Max guests: 8
Our stay in Kalkan
We loved Villa Tymnessos, and the location was an added bonus. The pre-holiday description was very accurate so we had an idea what to expect but we were still pleasantly surprised. The Turkish people were just so friendly and could not do enough to make us feel more welcome. Hope to return!
Kalkan is a paradise
We loved Villa Tymnessos
Magical Villa Tymnessos
What a wonderful holiday we had at Villa Tymnessos.
The Villa is gorgeous - super spacious, well appointed, with everything you could hope for on a beach vacation.
We loved the bougainvillea and trailing honeysuckle that flourishes in the garden. It really adds to the Mediterranean ‘exotic’ holiday feel.
Being on a hill, the views from the Villa are fantastic. The roof-top terrace is a real treat, a great place for both early mornings and sunsets. In fact, the hardest part of our stay was deciding where to sit for breakfast each morning! We highly recommend getting your freshly baked morning bread at one of the local cafés - we shopped at Can Can - which is no more than a 10-minute walk from the Villa.
Even though our stay was at the end of October, a good few swims were had in the fabulous pool. And for non-swimmers, there is no lack of places to sit, read and/or snooze – upstairs or downstairs. Each day was like finding somewhere new!
There is plenty to do in the town itself. Sean and Morgan have compiled an excellent recommendation guide which helped us navigate our way around. A stroll through old town and the harbour will keep you entertained, not to mention well-fed. We took the local bus to Kas for lunch on one of our days, which very easy to do and a great experience – again we recommended it.
The Beach club too was excellent. We spent two afternoons there, lunching, swimming and doing… nothing much. The service is good and, if you don’t fancy the hilly walk back, they offer a shuttle service.
It was always good to come back to the Villa – being slightly out of the town, means that it is quieter, which we appreciated after a long day of ……doing nothing much.
To top off our experience, Hamza very kindly organised our transfer to the airport, taking any of that stress away. What great service
Thank you Sean and Morgan for sharing your Villa with us.
We will be back! Linda and Dieter.
Thank you for your wonderful review and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa. Guests regularly comment on the choice of outdoor spaces, so we're thrilled you took advantage of the villa's many balconies and terraces. Like you, we love the proximity of the Beach Club, and the fact that they provide a courtesy shuttle to the villa, is a real bonus.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the villa in the near future.
Sean and Morgan (villa owners)
Brilliant holiday home. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday.
The views are spectacular and the villa is exactly as advertised. There are loads of balconies and terraces so it never feels crowded, even with a large family. There are even 2 family rooms on different levels which works great when the kids need their own space, DVDs and television.
Even though we visited in October, the pool was great and the town was busy, which kept the kids entertained. Perfect holiday!
Fantastic Villa on the outskirts of Kalkan
Having been invited to a wedding in Kalcan and looking through the range of available options we went for this villa and we were not disappointed in any way. The villa itself is well appointed, clean and has all you could need. It has stunning views of the Turkish Mediterranean sea, especially from the roof terrance. The private pool was something we utilised every day.
The villa's location was ideal for us as it was close enough to the town to be able to walk there easily but for enough away to be quiet in the evenings.
The hosts had arranged a simple 'welcome pack' of supplies and due to flight and car rental delays we didn't get to the town until nearly midnight and yet the local contact came to meet us and made sure we were in the villa.
I had never been to Turkey before but if you are interested I can thoroughly recommend the place and this villa. For us there was just the two of us and we enjoyed the space but the villa is big enough for a couple of families to be in the place without being on top of each other.
Recommended without any hesitation.
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful holiday at the villa and that your first visit to Kalkan and Turkey was such a positive one.
Thanks for choosing to stay at Villa Tymnessos and we hope that you will consider staying with us again should you visit Kalkan in future years.
Sean and Morgan (owners)
Villa Tymnessos is conveniently located in quiet Kalamar Bay. The sea, beach club and the deep sea diving center are a 5 minute downhill walk from the villa. During the summer shuttle buses run throughout the day from the road above the villa down to the sea front. For a small fee, the Kalamar Beach Club provides water-side sun loungers, parasols, adult and children’s water activities and a restaurant.
The lovely village of Kalkan is only a 15 minute walk or less than 4 minutes by car from the villa. Water taxis and shuttle buses run frequently between Kalamar Bay and Kalkan during the daytime in summer. Kalkan offers many excellent and well-renowned Turkish and International restaurants, enticing shops, a picturesque harbour and several outdoor cafes.
Other Activities: Gulet cruise, Lycian trail, fauna and flora rambling, relaxing in the sun, meeting locals, Turkish spa