Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Kalkan - Villa Vanilla
4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms, sleeps 8 (extra 4 in separate garden annex).
The villa is on a hillside in a quiet residential area above Kalkan Old Town. The setting is stunning with a backdrop of the Taurus mountains and spectacular views of Kalkan and Kalamar Bays yet within walking distance of the town, harbour and beach. The light and airy accommodation has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard with marble flooring, air conditioning and central heating throughout. The open plan living room has an open fire and a vaulted dining area with table to seat 10. The four luxury double (two can be twin) bedrooms each with en suite bathroom have been individually designed to exacting standards. There is a separate annex room in the garden with 2 bunk beds (ideal for teenagers) or a small family. The modern fitted kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher and large fridge freezer. Outside there is a private swimming pool and sun loungers, a covered area for al fresco & BBQ dining and several terraces, including two roof terraces. Wi-fi access throughout
Gardens etc.: Private swimming pool surrounded by marble travertine terraces with very comfortable teak sun loungers with cushions and sun shades. Covered outside dining area with large oval table and 14 chairs for alfresco dining. Built in barbecue. A further seating area with coffee table and chairs leads off the main sitting room. There is a sofa and chairs outside the Garden Suite. Steps lead up to a terraced garden with a shaded seating area of comfortable, squashy sofas to recline and admire the fabulous views out to the Mediterranean and the back drop of the mountains. It has to be the perfect place to relax and unwind!
The roof terrace has a fabulous ottoman seating area with large cushions to recline and look at the stunning view and stars at night. It has a pergula over to protect from the sun during the day time.
The luxury villa is set in a large Mediterranean garden with olive trees, orange, lemon, pomegranite trees and colourful mediterrenean flowers. An olive grove is at the sid
Travel: The nearest airport is Dalaman which is approx 1 ½ hours drive. It is a evry easy and beautiful drive from the airport and we can arrange transfers at reasonable prices
Dalaman has many flights from the UK, including flights with Easyjet from Gatwick and Manchester Bristol and Stansted. Flythomascook.com flights leave form airports around the UK, including mlost regional airports. There are charter flights to Dalaman www.charterflights.com
Anatyla airport is a 2 ½ - 3 hour drive. Transfer by private taxi or minibus at very reasonable prices can be arranged with prior notice. Distances 5 min (or 20-25 min walk) taxi drive to Kalkan centre and harbour. Kas is 27 km.
Once in Kalkan it is very easy to get around. You can walk into the old town and marina area where many of the restaurants are. Taxis are readily available and cheap. There are small buses to nearby beaches and boats from the harbour to beach clubs. Beach clubs and some restaurants will also collect you from villa
Activities and places to visit: Kaputus beach – small beach only 10 mins drive from Kalkan on road to Kas. Beautiful turquoise sea. A must – it does not get mush better than this! Kalkan – has its own beach – with sun loungers and swimming area very safe and has a blue flag award. Patara beach – 18 kms of sand and many archaeological ruins. Approx 20 mins from Kalkan. Ruins also in same location and totally unspoilt.
Kalkan is well known for it’s wonderful beach clubs in the bays set on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea.Kalamar Bay Beach club - has sun beds, water sports, banana boat rides, jet skis, waterskiing, trampoline in bay, diving, PADI diving courses, very good restaurant for lunch etc .Villa Mahal beach club (can get a boat from the marina to the beach club) Also has massage etc.
There are many boat trips from marina in Kalkan. A day’s trip out to Mouse and Snake Islands in Kalkan bay is a must, with swimming stops and fishing en route- fish is then cooked for you.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Sue Barlow
We are a family with 3 teenage children. we live in Cambridge with our labrador dog Saffron.
Sue Barlow purchased this villa in 2004
Why Sue Barlow chose Kalkan
Villa Vanilla is a very special place for us as a family - we fell in love with Turkey, the wonderful friendly people in Kalkan and the spectacular views over the mediterranean. So our villa was designed and built for us to provide a very comfortable home from home which we love to share with other people. Our villa is set in large gardens with olive, lemon and orange trees and benefits from cooling breezes from the hills above. Our has been designed to provide a luxurious standard of comfort - marble floors throughout with simple and stylish furniture. The kitchen is very well equipped with a large American style fridge and a range of equipment for cooking the fresh organic produce from the local market,
What makes this villa unique
We fell in love with so many aspects of Kalkan and decided to build our own mediterranean home. Just a few highlights that made us choose Villa Vanilla : the unobscured views over the bay of Kalkan, the wonderful warm, welcoming local people who have become our friends (we have been to 2 local weddings), the unspoilt coastline and beaches (Patara is 10 mins and 18 kms of sand with one rustic cafe) and my favourite Kapatus beach (5 mins) has clear tourquise sea and the best beach in the world (and I have travelled to all continents apart from Antarctica!!).
Stunning unobscured views over the bay of Kalkan and upto the Taurus mountains. Our villa is very quiet as is set in one of largest gardens in Kalkan with an olive grove to one side of the property.
Simple luxury stylish design of decor, finest quality egyptian cotton bedding and towels.
A back up generator should the power fail (few villas in Kalkan have their own generators) .
Beautiful pool with views over the med set in a large mediterranean garden.
Life does not get much better than spending time in Villa Vanilla as our guests will tell you!!
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Had an amazing time. The villa was stupendous....Turkey blew our minds' Aug 2006
'The setting of this villa is stunning, we particularly enjoyed the roof terrace at night, admiring the stars and lights of Kalkan' July 2006
'Well equipped, stylish, comfortable villa with amazing sheets. We will return!' September 2006
'How can we thank you enough for such a glorious introduction to Turkey! Your home is magical.' June 2006
'Fell in love with Turkey all over again. Thank you' August 2006