2 bedroom ensuite, private pool and gardens quiet location shops nearby.
- English, Turkish
About Mandy Davis
I have lived in Kalkan since 2008 with my husband and son. We have a restaurant in the Old Town, Kalkan and have recently purchased Villa One (previously Rhapsody Villa) as a holiday home for rental and to accommodate friends and family, when visiting. Kalkan and Turkey is a truly beautiful place and the people are amoung the friendliest I have ever met, could not do enough for you and have made me very welcome and at home. If you choose to rent Villa One we will do all we can to make your holiday one to remember. Mandy
Mandy Davis purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Mandy Davis chose Kaş
The villa is in a quiet location above the town but not too far away from shops and the main resort (15 min walk or 5min car/taxı ride). We choose this villa because of its location, stunning views, quiet road, private with a great sized pool and beautiful gardens and reserve water supply (tank). Ideal stay for couples or families who don't want to be disturbed by load music or road noise. There are small shops a few minutes walk away up the stairs leading directly from the villa, grocer (fresh fruits and vegetables), mini market for daily essentials and a traditional turkish restaurant serving pides, kebabs, salads etc along with a patisserie just a 3 minute stroll up the hill for breads, cakes and a turkish breakfast. You also benefit from a local market every sunday for fresh produce grown and sourced locally, Villa One is the first of 3 villas from the road way parking with only one set of steps before you reach the villa, which helps if you are carrying things like cases or shopping.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa One is the first of 3 villas leading up from the quiet road way parking with only one set of steps before you reach the villa, which helps if you are carrying things like cases or shopping or tired children. Also benefits from a large reserve water tank for when the local water supply is cut for repairs. There are also local shops and a sunday market for all your essentials, all within a 5 minute walk. The villa benefits from extra privacy and security provided by new lockable entrance gates and fencing NEW FOR 2017. The villa has the most amazing views from all levels.
No smoking inside the villa only.
No cats or dogs fed inside the villa grounds.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
From first communicating with the owner Mandy the whole booking experience was stress free. Mandy always replied to questions I emailed her within a couple of hours. We took advantage of Mandy booking our transfer £130 return, in an air conditioned minibus complete with a choice of cold drinks. I had also emailed Mandy a shopping list (another service she offers) prior to our arrival which made sure our holiday started as soon as we arrived with essentials for the first couple of days already in the fridge. Mandy was at the villa waiting for us even though it was just before 11pm she showed us round explaining how everything worked and how to call a cab or takeaway using WhatsApp .
Villa One was exactly as the photographs showed if not better in real life. We were spoilt for choice on which of the terraces to eat breakfast or enjoy a cold beer. Our 2 girls ages 13 and 15 loved being able to take advantage of the pool whenever they felt like.
The villa is situated on a hill which is a steep but doable 15 minute walk down into town, though we never attempted to walk back. We used taxis for the return journey at a cost of 20tl (approx £3) bargain! We ate out in several of Kalkan’s many lovely restaurants and never had a bad meal. Two of our favourites were Salonika 1881 for wonderful Mezes and fish and Baharat for probably some of the tastiest Steaks we’ve ever eaten (owned by Hasan, Mandy’s husband).
We made use of the BBQ a few nights, on the terrace over the pool and also enjoyed takeaways from Ata (traditional charcoal grilled meats) and Ziizi for the best pizza and homemade french fries.
We visited Kalimar Beach Club, who send a taxi for you and drop you back. It costs 20tl ahead for a sunbed and parasol and you can use the waiter service for drinks and food. Our girls loved using the Pedalo’s which are included in the 20tl you pay for the sunbed. We also enjoyed a bus ride into Kas which cost 35tl (£5 approx) each way for the 4 of us.
We are already planning our next trip to beautiful Kalkan and can not recommend Villa One highly enough!
Thanks for your lovely and informative review Kellie.
It always helps to give people an idea of what to expect when they are coming to a new area for the first time. Most appreciated.
So pleased that you managed to relax and enjoy some well needed family time and that you loved the villa, we love the outdoor space and gardens.
Glad that you also got to enjoy some of the things to do and see in Kalkan and the surrounding areas, beach clubs are fabulous with water sports, restaurants, bars and changing facilities all in one place so you can just relax without cooking or cleaning up ;). Great option if you do have a late checkout and need somewhere to spend your last hours before departure.
Thank you also for visiting Baharat, glad you enjoyed your steaks.
Thank you again for leaving the villa so tidy, makes it so much easier to get things ready for our next guest.
Hope to see you again in Kalkan and at Villa One in the future.
Mandy, Hasan and Eren
We had a lovely holiday and it is the best villa we have stayed in. Mandy is a fantastic host.!
The villa is beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Mandy offers a shopping service ahead of guests arrival and she really delivered on everything we asked for. Apart from the welcome pack it was also nice to have provision of basics such a w/u liquid , washing machine detergent etc, things we have had to purchase ourselves or been left with dregs at previous properties.It all made for a great start to our holiday. Mandy was helpful in everything, especially when we discovered a young cat which had suffered an accident resulting in a severely dislocated leg. On contacting Mandy for advice she rang her friend at Kapsa, and despite in the middle of baking cakes for their restaurant she drove off to collect the cat carrier. All in all the best villa and best host we have experienced during our five holidays in Turkey. Thank you Mandy!!
Hi Caroline and Ron, thank you so much for your lovely review and for looking after the villa so well, very much appreciated. It was great to meet you both and have you stay at Villa One, looking forward to seeing you again next year.
We are very lucky to live in this great holiday location, Kalkan and we are more than happy to help by making sure the villa was well equiped and stocked for all our guests so there is no need to hurry to the shops when you arrive. It was also very lucky that you found the injured kitten and managed to catch it (something I would have struggled to do) so that we could get it to KAPSA where it is still recovering and doing well.
Again, thank you and see you soon.
Mandy and her husband Hasan made us very welcome with amazing Turkish fruit, bread, cheese, wine and other goodies on arrival. The villa is beautiful, pool superb and views are stunning. We ate in Hasan’s restaurant a couple of times to, Baharat, and we were delighted with the food there and service, ambience and overall quality. All in all a superb experience and highly recommended
Thank you Alan and Catherine for your review and for being our guests at Villa One and Baharat. It was lovely to see how much you enjoyed your time in Kalkan, especially your breakfasts at the little restaurant just behind the villa (now being recommended to all guests for breakfast as well as lunch so thanks for the tip). Also, thank you for leaving the villa in good order, makes it much easier to get things ready for our next guests.
All the best in your new home and hope to see you again in Kalkan soon.
Mandy, Hasan and Eren
Villa One (July 2018)
I found my stay at Villa one very enjoyable and very well located. The description and reviews are accurate and my general experience was excellent. Mandy (owner) went above and beyond which made our stay even more special, as she made our holiday even more relaxed by booking beach club, stocking up fridge/freezer, booking taxi for airport and supplying us with lots of information etc etc. Villa one was 5 mins away from town centre (which is fab) but the views from the roof terrace day or night was outstanding. We ate at Baharat which Mandy's husband owns and I have to say Hassan and his staff made us very welcome and to be honest a I did feel a little bit like a VIP.
Hi Richard, Thank you for you lovely review and for letting know how much you enjoyed you time in Kalkan at Villa One and at our restaurant Baharat, glad you felt so welcome. Another first visitor to Turkey and I am so pleased that you and your family loved it so much that you plan to come back to Turkey again. The villa was again left as you found it which we really appreciate, makes it so much easier to get things ready for our next guests. Again thank you and look forward to seeing you and your family in Kalkan again in the future.
Mandy, Hasan and Eren
A lovely well equipped villa..
We enjoyed a lovely holiday at the extremely well equipped Villa One. The villa is in a lovely quiet location with easy access down into Kalkan either by car, cheap taxi ride or on foot, if you can deal with the heat and the steep roads...
Mandy was extremely helpful throughout our 16 night stay. Always on hand if we needed anything but not in the least intrusive. Just the right balance for a quiet relaxing holiday which is exactly what we were looking for.
The villa is the perfect size for a couple but will also easily accommodate a family or 2 couples. The outside space is lovely with several terraces for relaxing and eating during the warm evenings. We certainly recommend it and hope to be back soon. Thank you Mandy for making our stay so enjoyable.
Hi Stephen and Janice,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such great guests and for looking after the villa so well and for making it your home. We want all of our guests at Villa One to feel at home so we try to provide everything needed to make your stay as easy and relaxed as possible, which includes having me local to you so that I can help with anything you may need or want to know. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us so much that you are looking to book again, we will be very happy to see you again.
Thanks again and good luck with your new home.
Mandy, Hasan and Eren.
wonderful experience, from great hosts to fantistic views across the bay
Mandy was a great host & her husband Hassan along with their resturant 'Bacharat' were ideal peolple with whom you can enjoy a wonderful holiday, Villa 1 had everything you require, & a nice touch a welcome pack was waiting for us,a very steep uneven road down to Kalkan town (but a taxi, will only cost you 15TL = £ 2:70p) it's well worth it the town is simply a wonderful place to eat,drink, people watch, we even went on a day boat trip on Ali's boat the 'Zeus'with terrific food, swims, & we even helped catch part our lunch of fish !!! Amust do thing all for the pricely sum of 100TL each.
The villa had a terrific pool to take a nice dip in after a day at the town, & we ate in on the pool terrace, with the fragrant bliss of the shrubs around the pool that gave off wonderful aromas in the evening.Mady sorted the transfers to & from Dalaman airport, which was a very comfortable ride although a bit long, (1hr 45mins) but the journey at the end is, well worth it. I'm not one to recommend a holiday place to other people, BUT my wife Hazel & I both agree THIS IS.so thanks Mandy we will be back xx
Thank you Rob and Hazel for being such great guests, so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we a really looking forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for treating Villa One as your home during your stay and for leaving it so clean and tidy, was very easy to turn around for a next guests. Hope you enjoy the rest of your planned holidays over the summer, look after yourselves. Mandy, Hasan and Eren.
Please note the the villa entrance is on Cam Sokak, not Yayla Cad. Please refer to the map. We will provide a map and directions via google maps 1 week before arrival to anyone making there own travel arrangements.