|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Island View Villa has been built to the highest specification and offers private, secluded accommodations perfect for those looking for somewhere to relax whilst still being in walking distance of the town centre.[15 minutes] through ancient olive grove.
Outside hosts a private swimming pool with adjacent shallow dip pool. Large terraces including roof terrace all provide unrivalled views of both the sea and Taurus Mountains.
As the sun goes down, these provide the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the sunset with a refreshing drink. There are ample shaded areas to escape the heat of the midday sun.
The villa also has cultivated garden areas,with banana, lemon,lime and orange trees. Island View Villa is light and airy with all rooms on ground and middle floors having sliding doors [with mosquito nets] allowing for cooling breezes on hot summer evenings. Decoration is modern with stone tiling throughout being a feature. The kitchen is extremely well appointed.
I love Kalkan and have visited many times so decided to buy a villa and immediately fell in love with 'Island View', the setting is just breathtaking and I personally don't believe there is a better location in Kalkan and am happy to share with others
Mr Steven Marshall purchased this villa in 2013
The villa is modern and airy with a large open living area with 3 sets of large double patio doors leading out to the terraces and pool.The villa has been finished to a high modern standard while fixture and fittings are better than a normal rental property.The stone floors throughout give a cooling effect in summer while the patio doors can be kept open as there are sliding mosquito nets on each opening.Kalkan is a beautiful harbour town and Island View Villa has stunning views over the town.During the day you can watch sailing boats entering the bay and harbour while in the evening the illuminated streets and restaurants are a delight to see.
The villa offers a modern open plan ground floor living area with sliding doors onto the front and pool terraces. On the first floor are two similar sized double en suite bedrooms which share a large wrap around balcony. Both bedrooms have stunning sea views and fully tiled marble bathrooms with modern wet room style showers.
On the roof level is landing area with kitchenette. The landing has doors to the roof terrace as well as bedrooms 3, 4 and a large family bathroom. The highlight of the villa is the roof terrace with beautiful sea and mountain view and luxury of the roof top outdoor spa bath.
Throughout the villa is finished with travertine marble. All rooms are fully air conditioned.
The Villa is well furnished and has great views out to sea and over Kalkan. We are a family of four and had loads of space - you could easily have an extended family staying here or 2 families. 4 full bathrooms - which my youngest son was keen to use on a rotating basis....one with a bath.
I don't know if it was because we where the first renters of the season but we had quite a number of teething issues which was frustrating but, to be fair both the owner and local agent responded very quickly to these. I would say although in good condition in the next season a few bits need tidying up but great value and overall very nice.
In the heat or if you want to get around quickly I would very much recommend a car. You can drive quite easily from Dalaman - about 80 miles and relatively straight forward.
The pool looks small in some pictures - it isn't - good size for a family with two teenage boys (as we are) or a group of friends.
Some noise from the villa below and you are overlooked by the one above but nothing horrendous.
Have always loved Kalkan and the surrounding areas. The Turkish are (as always) very welcoming, the town has great restaurants and their are many other things to visit nearby.
AMAZING HOUSE IN AN AMAZING LOCATION! We have just returned from a two week stay and it really is a paradise.
There were 7 of us, 2 families, 4 adults, 1 teen and two wee ones.
The house is tremendous. The views may be the best in Kalkan. Given that Kalkan is built on a hill, many of the villas look like they have great views, but many will only have that from the roof terrace as the villas in front take the view from the first couple of floors. Island View has them from wherever you are on the property.
The house is fully air conditioned and is laid out perfectly. There is space and light and you can always see the kids in the pool if you are bbq'ing or cooking.
Some of the pictures make the pool look small, but it is really quite large. The 7 of us were in the pool, floats and all, and we had an absolute ball.
There is excellent privacy and at no time did we feel that we could be seen by any neighbours.
The rooms are a good size and the master rooms benefit from en suite wet rooms.
Island View is a nice distance from the busier parts of Kalkan. It is a 10-15 min walk down the hill and a 12tl taxi back up (£3 for all 7 of us). We never had a car and never needed one either.
Steve (the owner) could not be more pleasant and helpful. He stays in touch and fields any concerns quickly. When you are there the local agent, Nilgun, is also a very nice woman that helps with anything you need.
July is HOT HOT HOT! Tbh though, that's the way we like it. Days out are plentiful and all of the places we saw were a dream.
If you want a holiday in the sun, excellent value and food and a place that is not for night clubbers and gangs of drunks - Kalkan may well be the perfect place. We will certainly be back and we will certainly be in Island View. The house and location are simply perfect. As our group must have said a thousand times as we stood by the pool, on the balcony or sat on the roof terrace 'Look at where we are!!!'.
Just returned from a WONDERFUL seven night stay at Island View. Our party consisted of four adults and three children, two teenage girls and one nine year old boy. The villa was beautiful, very spacious, peaceful and well equipped. The view from the villa is breath-taking, overlooking the beautiful bay and town of Kalkan. Kalkan itself is an absolutely delightful place, with an abundance of fantastic restaurants and quaint shops. This is our second time in Kalkan this year and we would definitely return to the Island Villa again!
We have just recently returned from our holiday in Island view villa, and had a fabulous holiday. We are two families with five children between us, aged from 4 years to 11 years old. The villa was perfect for us. It was cosy, clean, comfortable and enough space for all of us. There were 4 bathrooms, which meant we could all shower in the evening without having to wait turns.
There are two quite long flights of stairs down to the villa entrance, but these were safe and easily manageable. If you're not very fit, then you may get a bit breathless once you get to the top! The two main bedrooms are on the first floor, and two rooms in the loft. Head height is a bit restricted up there, and one of the rooms is quite small. We managed to squeeze all five children into the larger of the rooms, and they were comfortable in there. The main bedrooms on the first floor were very comfortable with big ensuite bathrooms.
The pool had a separate shallow dip pool, which was ideal for the younger children to paddle in. The pool itself was perfect for all of us to use.
The views from the villa are absolutely spectacular. It is high up so I'm sure offers the best views in Kalkan. Beautiful and breathtaking views, especially from the 1st floor and roof terrace.
The owner, Steve, was very helpful before we got there and during our stay. He responded very quickly to all our questions and queries. Couldn't have expected better service from him. The property managers in Kalkan were also very helpful and quick to respond.
The local supermarket is about 10-15 minute walk down from the villa, which I have to admit only ventured down once by one of the adults. I don't think it would have been a good idea to walk down with the children. We used taxis to get out, they are readily available, and they would charge about 15tl (£4) each way into town or back (10tl, about £3 to the supermarket).
Kalkan is a lovely place for a holiday. The town and harbour are filled with amazing restaurants and shops. Eating out can be quite expensive, especially compared to the rest of Turkey, but the food is delicious. It is quite hilly, so there is walking up and down some quite steep hills.
We had a fantastic holiday, and would definitely recommend the villa and Kalkan as a wonderful holiday destination.
My husband and I stayed at Island Villa for 8 nights in July and loved every single minute. Shamefully, we spent the majority of our time in the pool and on the sun loungers rather than venturing in to the town and taking advantage of all of the trips and tours that Kalkan has to offer. Relaxation was a bit higher in our priority list!
For us the selling point was the pool - we didn't need even half the bedrooms the villa offered but we were keen on getting our own pool without having to worry about being disturbed by other tourists. The apartment itself was over 3 floors, with the view from both the balconies and poolside being utterly breathtaking. It was exceptionally well cleaned and maintained and also felt very secure.
It was a good 10 minutes walk in to the centre of town which downhill was no problem at all. We didn't even attempt climbing back up in the heat as you could easily get a taxi which cost around £3 a time. Don't let this put you off - pretty much the whole of Kalkan is one big hill from sea level up, and they're continuing to build further in to the hill as the destination gets more popular. You'd struggle to find a decent Villa that didn't involved some kind of ascent.
It is slightly overlooked from the apartment directly behind and whilst we were there we could see that the apartment to the right of the property which is currently empty, was gearing up to be let out so again this would impact your levels of privacy. Ultimately the fair pricing reflects this, hence why I couldn’t justify giving it less than 5 stars!
The owner was an absolute delight to deal with – friendly and helpful and quick to respond. You can organize transfers through the owner as well – Kalkan is about an hour and a half from the airport so you’d be well advised to book this in advance.
Restaurant wise you’ve got so much choice that it’s hard to go wrong. The ones by the harbor edge tend to be more expensive and you can get just as good a views on some of the terrace restaurants just up from the sea.
I would strongly recommend this apartment to couples and families looking for a relaxing break with the opportunity to get involved in lots of trips (if that’s your thing). It was amazing to see that literally 80% of the population are British tourists - but not in an Ibiza / Magaluf kind of way (if you see what I mean). Make sure that you book this apartment out quickly before it gets invaded by the package holiday makers!
Just returned from a fantastic week's stay at Island View villa. We travelled as a family of four children, two teenagers and two adults and it was able to cater well for all of us!
The villa was clean and comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed. The pool was clean and the hot tub a wonderful extra! The views were absolutely breathtaking. However in order to enjoy these views be prepared to have to endure very steep hills (we certainly all left with bigger calf muscles!) It was a 20-25 minute stroll down to the harbour. We weren't brave enough to try walking back up the hill so used a cab which cost around £4.
Steve, the owner was extremely helpful and courteous, arranged transfers for us and was generally there to help with any queries we had! There was even a little food parcel there for us, which was very welcome at 3am when we arrived with hungry and thirsty children!! Nilgun, the agent that looks after the villa was also very helpful, arranging transfers to a local beach.
We tried lots of the restaurants in and around the harbour, our favourite being Paprika, a lovely roof top terrace restaurant with spectacular views over the harbour.
Would certainly recommend this villa to friends and family. Although not essential, we would probably hire a car if we were to return again as it would have probably made getting around a bit easier.
Kalkan is a sophisticated resort being the place for people who dislike mass tourism. It is sometimes referred to as the best kept secret of Turkey. The local people are very friendly and hospitable. Kalkan is built at the foot of the Taurus Mountains and was originally a small fishing village with the old town retaining its old world charm with its many small and winding streets draped with Bougainvillaea. There are many places of interest to visit in and around Kalkan such as the impressive Saklikent Gorge, Patara beach - home of the Loggerhead turtle, the mountain plateau with the village of Bezirgan, the trout farms and restaurants of Islamlar or the historical sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Kekova,and Myra.
Kalkan itself has extensive facilities for boat trips, swimming, diving, snorkelling etc. Kalkan has its own small beach and various beach clubs reached by free water taxi. Stunning natural beaches such as Kaputas are a short bus [dolmus] ride away. Kalkan has a weekly market.
Other Activities: Jeep safari, tandem paragliding, water activities
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
Prices does not include flights or transfers, however we can assist with transfers.
Check-Out: 11:00 These times can be flexible if no adjacent bookings
An agent will meet you on arrival to explain and assist with any queries.The pool and terraces are cleaned daily and bed linen changed weekly. Our local maintenance company offers a 24hr emergency call out.