Villa in Kalkan, Turkey - One of the most breathtaking views over Kalkan Bay
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We are a recently retired professional couple with grown up children and 4 grandchildren. About 15 years ago we fell in love with Turkey and Kalkan, and this has been our favourite destination to recharge our batteries! We love swimming in the beautiful sea near the village and have got to know many of the local people, artisans and restaurant owners. We enjoy art and design and have taken great care to blend modern and traditional elements in our villa, which is our second home.
Andrea purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Andrea chose Kaş
We had spent three holidays in Kalkan before we decided to design and build our own villa. We just loved the place and the people. Although it has become quite a bit busier over the years, Kalkan has maintained its village character and is not at all overrun by mass tourism. When we looked at possible locations where to build, we decided to get a bit further away from the village centre, to a point which has probably the most magnificent view in the area and is still very easily accessible by car or taxi (3km from centre). It has also proved to be quite a bit cooler than the village itself, with a nice breeze blowing some of the time. Depending on the season, you will be able to harvest our own nectarines, figs, lemons and pomegranates, as well as herbs from the herb garden. We continue to improve the villa every year, recently we converted our pool to saltwater, which is healthier and more ecological than chlorine. It also does not destroy swimwear, as chlorine would do.
What makes this Villa unique
We stay at Villa Cinar ourselves and with friends and family for about 8 weeks every year. We have equipped the villa with all the facilities for a high-quality self-catering holiday, including comprehensive cooking facilities, to make a home from home, although we personally like to go out quite a bit and explore the many restaurants and amenities in the area. We particularly like our two terraces on the roof and around the pool, both with tables and chairs for open air dining. The poolside table is covered by a pergola and there is also an indoor dining area. When it gets really hot there is nothing better than to sit on the pool steps, half submerged in the water, watching the boats in the bay and sipping a Pimms.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We have just returned from 10days in this lovely Villa.
The views are stunning, it is exceptional well maintained with many homely extras. We will definitely return.
Villa Cinar is set high up on the Kalkan bay with stunning views. It’s a spacious villa with the most superb secluded pool and pool area.
The team running the villa are very helpful and efficient. We would definitely stay again.
10 days in Kalkan
Beautiful villa. Superb view over the town of Kalkan and the sea. Pool great, but might be a little deep for non-swimmers and younger children. Villa very clean and well appointed, especially the kitchen . The bedrooms might have had more laying space, dressing tables and mirrors etc. Overall very good. Communication with Gunter and Andrea a joy - both very helpful and friendly.
Gorgeous villa in glorious location.
Fabulous villa in glorious location. Exquisitely furnished with lots of homely touches; cushions, books, cds, dvds etc. Main kitchen is very well stocked with condiments etc that you don't normally find in rented properties. Immaculately presented throughout with beautifully appointed bedrooms with shower rooms and bath in master bedroom. Lovely breakfast roof terrace with own kitchen, and unique library area in traditional style. By far the best accommodation I have ever stayed in. The owners Andrea and Gunter were extremely accommodating and organised the transfer from the airport to the villa. They provide lots of information about restaurants, excursions etc. I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. Will definitely return.
Outstanding villa in beautiful location
Villa Cinar was outstanding!! Our first holiday to Turkey and we were not dissapointed. The villa was so well equipped in everyway and had a real homely feel to it. More than enough outside and inside space to not be on top of each other even when villa at full capacity with 8 people. The location and views stunning. The villa is totally private and not overlooked which is exactly what we were after. A beautiful relaxing place where we spent many days enjoying the fantastic pool and outside area and many evenings chilling with a drink watching the sun go down. Just perfect! Kalkan and villa Cinar has definitely stolen our hearts. The rooftop restaurants in Kalkan which we sampled many of were just great, the boat trips run from the harbour fantastic too and definitely worth booking one up. Really cannot recommend this villa enough, thoroughly enjoyed by us and guests we had join us. I would return without hesitation and hope to do so in the not too distant future. Couldn't have asked for more, amazing!!
Home from Home
Just returned from a ten day stay at Villa Cinar. We could not fault the property - it really was like staying in some ones home - and a spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished one at that! The views are stunning, and the planting around the villa is beautiful. We were a three generation party of five and the villa gave us more than enough room. Effective air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms. very clean pool which was checked twice daily. Air con in one room broke during our stay, I emailed the management company and it was fixed within an hour!
Plenty of towels provided, including beach towels and bags.
Basics such as salt & Pepper were in villa.
Excellent water cooler.
Excellent library for non kindle users.
Located high on the hillside overlooking the bay, we only walked into town once, but found it too steep so used taxis during the evening and we had a car for pottering around during the day.
Two supermarkets are within a five minute drive.
Wi-fi was good which kept everyone happy!
Owners, Andrea and Gunter were very accommodating with our arrival and departure timings and even arranged for a welcome pack with milk etc, very useful when you are arriving at 4.00am! They also recommended a local company for car hire and transfers (Brave) which made the whole holiday stress free.
Would not hesitate to recommend.
Apart from a nice pebble beach near the village harbour, there are two beautiful sandy beaches nearby - Kaputas beach is the smaller and secluded one, about 7km away, with 180 steps down from the Kalkan-Kas road, Parara beach is one of the longest in Europe, about 18km away, and also has extensive Greco-Roman ruins including an antique lighthouse and two amphitheatres. Patara beach is a nature reserve for sea turtles, and a small access fee is payable per car.
The nearest airports are Dalaman (90mins away) and Antalya (3hrs). Car hire is recommended, with special rates available through Enes or Bravetours, who are Kalkan based, with a branch office at Dalaman. Alternatively transfer by car or minibus can be arranged at reasonable rates. Local taxi services are reliable and inexpensive. Guests might also want to try the local minibuses. We will provide further comprehensive information about the villa and Kalkan prior to your stay.
There are many major archeological sites in the vicinity of Kalkan, the nearest at Patara, Xanthos and Letoon, all between 20 and 25km away. Further afield but within less than 1 hr drive are Saklikent Gorge, Tlos and Kekova. The villa has a library of travel guides and information booklets on the area. Excursions, including boat trips and diving expeditions can be booked in the village. Highly recommended is also a visit of the Greek island Meis (20 mins by daily ferry from Kas).
Kalkan has around 140 restaurants, many with open air roof terraces. The standard of food is generally high. The old village has many small speciality shops for clothing, textiles, carpets, leather goods and jewellery. The villa contains a folder with our recommendations.
Most shops accept credit cards as well as Sterling and Euros at fair exchange rates, in addition to Turkish Lira. There are at least 8 ATMs in the village.