Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Ideal For Families, Just A 10 Minute Walk To Restaurants And Shops
About Rosie Eaton
We have holidayed in many different locations but completely fell in love with Kalkan when we first visited in 2013. Our two sons are very active and love the outdoors, and we felt that Kalkan, quite literally provided something for everyone, and so decided to buy Villa Benita and make it our home in Turkey.
Rosie Eaton purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Rosie Eaton chose Kalkan
Kalkan is an unspoilt hillside town, with cobbled streets and alleyways lined with small boutiques, bars and restaurants most enjoying spectacular views of the harbour and neighbouring mountains. The whole area benefits from breath-taking views, and a dramatic coastline with crystal clear turquoise waters. Originally a fishing town, Kalkan has thankfully escaped mass tourism and remains a quiet yet sophisticated holiday destination. It is a glorious area of Turkey, with warm and friendly people who welcome you with open arms. They love to share their wonderful home, be it by spoiling you with amazing meals on the family run Gulets, guiding you on a tour of breath taking historical sights, or enticing you into the fine dining restaurants, which offer delicious creative food, with outstanding service, We are thrilled with our five star reviews, and delighted that several of our guests return year after year. Our friendly English speaking friend and property manager Mehmet, is on hand to assist with airport transfers, car rentals and excursions.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Benita, is in a quiet area of the Ortalaan district of Kalkan, the villa is stylishly furnished, which compliments, the white walls and cool marble floors which run throughout the villa. Outside we have created relaxing areas in which to eat, sunbathe and relax, using comfortable furnishings, there are areas for sun worshippers and for those who need more shade. The villa is set in a well-established garden, with olive, orange and pomegranate trees which gently waft in the breeze to one side of the pool, and a pergola with bougainvillea and grapes shading the dinning terrace. The views from the roof terrace are fabulous, and our guests comment, that it is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a reviving glass of wine.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely villa ideally located for a short walk to local shops and restaurants
Wonderful holiday, everything we needed and very comfortable.
Our time at Villa benita
We had a fantastic time at villa Benita, the accommodation and facilities were perfect throughout. We also found Mehmet to be extremely helpful, which added to our holiday experience.
A wonderful holiday ay Villa Benita
A beautiful villa with all mod cons and tastefully kitted out. The owner and Mehmet (who manages the villa locally) were extremely helpful and friendly. The pool and garden area were also very attractive and pleasant to spend time in. Location was very handy for walking into Kalkan town centre. Thoroughly recommended. One very minor negative - signs are needed to tell visitors to put toilet paper in bins and not down the toilet.
Perfect place for a chilled holiday
Villa Benita was perfect - close enough to walk to everything that Kalkan has to offer. The villa itself is incredibly comfortable and our party of 6 all felt it was like a home from home. My 11 year old son loved the pool and the roof top terrace meant there was sun available all day for the sun worshippers in the party. The owners Rosie and Charles were brilliant dealing with the booking and suggesting things to do whilst we were in Kalkan. We are already planning our return next year.
Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Benita, we look forward to welcoming you back to Kalkan very soon.
Fantastic place to stay, really well looked after by the local agent, relaxing and charming place.
The property is well situated with a short walk to town, it has fantastic views and offers great accommodation with everything you might need available. The local agent offers to organise trips for you and has great suggestions for excursions plus navigating the local shops and restaurants. There is plenty to do and the boat trips on very hot days are a perfect antidote to the heat. We feel refreshed and relaxed and will definitely book again. We took three teenagers - a hard to please audience - and all agreed it was the best holiday they have experienced with us in a long while! Plenty of restaurants, all good and the local people are so friendly. Shopping trips are worthwhile and the market is a must. The owners are delightful people and most helpful with the booking and transfer arrangements as well as any other queries we had. I would not hesitate in recommending this property and Kalkan, which offers beautiful scenery.
Thank you so much for your very kind review, I am delighted that you all enjoyed your stay and had a happy family holiday at Villa Benita, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Lovely stay at Villa Benita
Villa Benita is a lovely villa, very beautifully furnished and fitted out. We have been coming to Kalkan for 20 years, and this was definitely one of the best we've stayed in. The setting is very beautiful, in mature gardens with Mediterranean plants, creating a lovely cool feel, even when it's hot; and being on slightly raised ground, it also gets a nice breeze. Everything went smoothly, and the communication from Rosie during the booking process and before our stay couldn't be faulted. The manager, Mehmet, was also extremely helpful, arranging additional transfers etc.
Many reviews have made comments about Kalkan itself; suffice it to say that we fell in love with it the first we came 20 years ago, and we've come back almost every year since. It is really one of the most beautiful places on the Mediterranean, and the people in the village are so friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely shops and restaurants make this a fantastic place for a holiday.
Dear Eileen and David,
Thank you so much for your very kind review, we were thrilled with your comment about Villa Benita “We have been coming to Kalkan for 20 years, and this is definitely one of the best we’ve stayed in”. We work very hard with our friend Mehmet, to maintain the villa to a high standard, and I have tried to make the booking process as straight forward as possible, to ensure an easy and positive process for all our guests.
We can understand why you have been coming back to Kalkan for 20 years, it really is a little bit of heaven on earth, the scenery, weather and people are simply delightful. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Villa Benita again soon.
Charles and Rosie
We are 10 minutes from the town beach and 5 minutes from Kalamar Beach Club, who offer a collection service from the villa. There are several beach clubs in Kalkan all offering various water sports, most with restaurants.
Kaputas is the nearest sandy beach, 15 minutes away by taxi. Patara beach has 18km of fine white sand, the beach is a protected area and nature reserve and worth a visit, 20 minutes away by bus or taxi
The nearest airport is Dalaman approximately 75-90 minutes away. Antalya is 3 hours away. Airport transfers can be arranged. Expect to pay £150 return for an air conditioned minibus taxi for 4 people. Mehmet can arrange this for you.
Kas is 30 minutes from the villa and well worth a visit, the route will take you along the coast road with stunning views of the Med, the nearest large town is Fethiye which is an hour away.
Shops and restaurants are 10 minutes from the villa, the Old Town area is 15 minutes down a very steep hill, so flip flops are probably better than high heels.
Kalkan has 5 banks with cash machines. There is an English speaking Doctor 5 minutes from the villa. Our agent Mehmet is available every day to help should you have any problems.
Kalkan is an elegant and sophisticated resort, eating out is a joy, with wonderful food beautifully served on tables dressed with crisp white linen cloths, accompanied by a good selection of local wines. Pleasant evenings can be spent wandering around the Old Town, stopping for a cocktail, and just enjoying the ambience of this unique town.
If you are a regular visitor to Kalkan and would like to pinpoint the villas location, we are in Küpe Çiçeği Sokak, between Demokrasi Cd and Şebboy Sokak, in the Ortalaan area.