Water's Edge, idyllically located on the shores of the Med
Grania and Andrew Brock
- English, French
About Grania and Andrew Brock
We live in a village in England. We first discovered Kalkan several decades ago, driving between Antalya and Marmaris when the main road was just a dirt track. Kalkan then was a tiny village with only a handful of houses, but we instantly fell in love with it and the whole area and later took our children there on several memorably happy holidays. It still seems incredible to us that many years later we were able to buy a villa right on the seafront on the glamorous Club Patara/Patara Prince Resort site, a lucky chance of “right place, right time”.
Grania and Andrew Brock purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Grania and Andrew Brock chose Kalkan
The Kalkan area and Lycia generally have so much to offer. We have owned the villa since 2004 and still find new areas to explore, discovering little-known archaeological sites where a scrabble through prickly undergrowth might reveal a Roman pavement or stones of a hidden theatre, walking in breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery, and in springtime relishing the addition of each newly-found wild flower to our list. That’s not to say we don’t also love lazing around in the resort, swimming in that wonderful turquoise sea and treating ourselves to rooftop meals in Kalkan or delightful evenings in the resort restaurants, but for the moment we are content to leave the best months for all this to our guests.
What makes this Villa unique
Kalkan is special – and our own villa at Club Patara on the prestigious resort of Patara Prince has the rarity value of being right on the seafront. It is the perfect sun-and-swim location as well as a springboard for fantastic excursions, a secluded haven from which to enjoy all the resort and area have to offer, from the seafront pools and easy access to the sea, to sampling the resort’s restaurants or nipping into Kalkan village for a change of scene, as well as wonderful walks and Spring flowers. Many guests re-book for the following year as soon as they return home – testament to the villa’s all-round appeal. Letting the villa and knowing that others share our delight in it is hugely enjoyable for us - and we do hope that you also will find it an ideal house for a holiday.
Additional guests permitted if not overnight
You are welcome to receive extra guests in the daytime but not overnight
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely villa, beautiful views. Amazing swimming along the coast . Very relaxed resort
Many thanks for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed it all.
A fantastic family holiday
A lovely mixture of a private villa with all the amenities of a hotel and access to the beautiful clear sea.
Beautiful in every possible way!
Had a totally marvellous time at Grania's House. The location is perfect Far enough away from Kalkan to afford some peace and tranquillity but close enough for restaurants, shops and bars to be within easy reach. Grania's House is superbly appointed and has everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The very best thing is the terrace. We ate delicious food and drank wine: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We ventured out a fair bit. Patara area is definitely worth a trip - exceptionally beautiful. But we were always drawn back to the lovely terraces and the deep blue sea of Patara Prince. The landscaping and the gardens make it stand out from the crowd.....
....We walked into Kalkan and took taxis booked easily at the hotel reception. We will miss Grania's House. We will be back! Mike and Helen
Stunning property in superb location
A charming, spacious, comfortable, beautifully furnished and very well-appointed villa. Well maintained and spotlessly clean. In a prime seafront position within the lovely Club Patara, with fantastic views from the large balcony across mature gardens to the sea. Close to the swimming pools, sea (clear and blue) and Club restaurants. Only 20 minutes walk into Kalkan town with a large choice of excellent restaurants and shops. Worth hiring a car for a few days to see the countryside, visit the sites of Xanthos, Sidyma and Patara, amongst others and explore the busy resort of Kas. A lovely place for a holiday.
We had a fantastic holiday, your villa is enchanting, the views spectacular and the location ideal.
As you know, we stayed in a villa a stone's throw from yours last year so we were familiar with Patara Prince resort.
We found the resort to be very well kept and clean, aside from the swimming pool lavatories which we avoided (we have found this to be the case in most poolside facilities abroad).
The staff were always helpful and in the main came across as friendly.
I think the problem lies in the fact that very few of the staff speak English, which means they sometimes come across as sullen because they do not understand what we are saying. We had no problem with this, as long as were patient and friendly towards them they reciprocated in kind. We would far rather stay in a resort where the majority of the guests are foreign and the staff don't speak perfect English with an American accent, so that we actually feel as though we are abroad ! We will definitely be returning.
I am very grateful that you took the time to write this and am so pleased you enjoyed my villa. I strongly believe in giving guests as much information in advance as possible, including photographs of all the villa rooms, not just some, so it is excellent also to have your helpful comments on the resort itself. Many thanks.
Patara Prince ein sehr schönes Resort
Wir waren zuerst 5 Tage wie geplant, in einer anderen Villa in diesem Resort (Bab Fidarus) dort haben wir ein großzügiges Willkommens Paket erhalten ( Essen, Getränke und Wein )
was wir hier nicht vorfanden. Die Villa ist großzügig und schön eingerichtet, die Lage wunderschön , aber bis zum Mittag schattig und Nachmittags wenn man Schatten benötigt leider zu sonnig auf der Terrasse. Was sehr unangenehm war, ist der unangenehme Geruch in den meisten Räumen und vor Allem in den Kleider-und den Küchenschränken, was vielleicht auch daran lag das wir zu Saisonbeginn im Mai dort waren. Das Bett im Master-bedroom war sehr bequem und hat eine fantastische Aussicht. Danke für den late check out!
Vielen Dank, dass Sie die Zeit genommen haben, mir zu schreiben.