#0289: Turkey, Kalkan

home exchange50m from the Mediterranean
house exchangeWrap around Veranda
home exchangeAcross the Bay from Kalkan
home exchange Pool and Covered Veranda
villa exchangeCedar Villa
holiday swapView of Kalkan Bay
home exchangeKalkan Beach Club 250m to the left
luxury villa exchangeCedar Villa from the Bay
home exchangeSunset from Cedar Villa
home exchangeKitchen
home exchangeLiving Room
home exchangeMaster Bedroom
house swapMaster Bedroom balcony
home exchangeView from en-suite Bedroom
home exchange #0289: Turkey, KalkanEn-Suite Bathroom
home exchange #0289: Turkey, KalkanGames Room with Sofa Beds
home exchangeMehmet, the Property Manager
home exchange #0289: Turkey, KalkanFun in the Bay
home exchangeKalkan Harbour
home exchange The Beach in Kalkan


    Cedar Villa, just 50 yards from the Mediterranean sea, is beautifully located to provide you with a wonderful holiday. You will have an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the Bay of Kalkan, with spectacular sunsets over the mountains opposite.

    Each bedroom has its own balcony/terrace and air-con.

    You will have a private swimming pool with shallow end and benches so you can sit in the pool and enjoy a cool drink. There is also a large wrap around veranda and terrace furnished with sunbeds, chairs and table.  There is ample cover so that you can enjoy al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner. A built-in BBQ supplements the fully equipped kitchen and a rock garden completes the outdoor picture.

    Included indoors are satellite TV, DVD/CD, Speaker to play music from your phone/ipod/tablet etc as well as an XBox for those who want to play games. There is a washing machine and a weekly cleaning and laundry service.

    There are two Beach Clubs within 250 yards, one providing family fun, a beach and boat trips, the other offering sunbeds on the rocks, with access to the sea for swimming and snorkeling, and a fabulous bar/restaurant. In the evening, you can enjoy a romantic meal at a table set on the rocks with the sea lapping a few feet away.


    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    From its base at the foot of the Taurus mountains, close to where the river Xanthos meets the sea, Kalkan offers a wide range of activities to suit all tastes. You can enjoy canoeing on the Xanthos, horse riding across the sands of the Patara National Park, sea kayaking to the underwater city of Kekova (also available via a Boat Trip), paragliding, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing and swimming. In addition, there are numerous trips available, including visits to Fetihye Market, Saklikent Gorge (the longest and deepest in Turkey), Pamukkale mineral spa, Carpet Weavers, a jeep safari covering spectacular views and countryside, a day trip to Patara Beach, visits to archaelogical sites at Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara, visits to traditional mountain villages at Bezirgan, Saribelen and Islamlar and various boat trips, including Kalkan bay and islands and a visit to Meis, a Greek island.Cedar Villa is situated in Kisla, offering peace and privacy in a romantic setting with breathtaking scenery. A five minute drive or taxi ride will take you to Kalkan, a picturesque harbour town with narrow, cobbled streets packed with fascinating shops (rugs, clothes, crafts, antiques, jewellery, ceramics etc), bars and cafes. At night Kalkan comes to life, with its high quality restaurants, many at roof terrace level, with stunning views. Kalkan has its own small pebble beach. Kaputas, a lovely sandy beach at the foot of a ravine, is 8 minutes away by car and Patara beach which, at 12 miles, is the second longest in the world, is 15 minutes drive away. Kalkan is set in an area steeped in history, with many ancient sites nearby. A simple trip up to the mountains behind Kalkan will take your breath away. 



    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    bedroom 2: 2 x single

    bedroom 3: 1 x queen double

    games room 4: 2 x sofa bed

    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, with balcony Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Beds, with balcony En Suite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, table and chairs with terrace Games Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futons


    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    wc 3: toilet


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 6 to 18
    Rates are seasonal, please see following listing for details: http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/Turkey/holiday-villa-Mediterranean-Coast/p63970.htm?property=63970
    Cleaning included yes

    No Pets

    Please note that, while children are welcome, the pool is not enclosed, so small children will need to be supervised and watched carefully. Internet access is possible by prior arrangement. Elderly and infirm can easily access the ensuite bedroom, which includes table and chairs, but may need assistance climbing the stairs to the pool deck/living room/kitchen. Smoking permitted outside on the terraces.


    Weekly and final cleaning and laundry is provided at a cost of £60.

    Should you wish for more (or less) frequent cleaning, personal laundry, cooking, baby-sitting or anything else, please ask Mehmet, the property manager. With his range of contacts, almost anything can be arranged for a very reasonable fee.

    Concierge service available for various including cot, high chair etc for small children



    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (10 minutes drive)

    Fishing (5 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (5 minutes drive)

    Tennis (10 minutes walk)

    Water skiing (15 minutes drive)


    Hiking / Walking

    Whitewater rafting (15 minutes drive)

    Canoe/Kayaking (5 minutes drive)

    Boating /Sailing


    Shops (on site)

    Restaurants (8 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (5 minutes drive)

    Beach (5 minutes drive)

    Town (5 minutes drive)

    Bar /Pub (15 minutes walk)

    Place of Interest (5 minutes drive)

    Spa Nearby

    Getting there

    Fly to Dalaman from most UK airports, Kalkan can be reached by car in 1.5 hours. Airport transfers can be arranged. Alternatively, fly to Antalya, journey time to Kalkan is then 3-3.5 hours. Airport transfers can be arranged.


    We had the most perfect holiday in Cedar villa with views to die for.  Located slightly out of town but walkable meant that we had peace and quiet when we wanted it and the town for fantastic food and bar life if required.

    The villa has 3 double bedrooms, 2 on the top leave and 1 on the lower ground.  The villa is fully equipped with everything that you would require and maintained to a high standard with Mehmet coming in dayly to attend to your wishes!! plus look after the swimming pool and garden.  He organised us a wonderful boat trip for the day, highly recommend this.

    Shopping in the town of Kalkan is fantastic so suggast you take an empty case with you.

    We all said that we would love to return to Cedar Villas and Kalkan.

    Mrs Sally Wheeler (10 Nov 2014)

    It was great to have had the opportunity of a good conversation with IVHE with first hand knowledge of the area, full of helpful advice about the town, the expected climate conditions for the time of year, etc.. This helped us greatly in deciding which of the IVHE villas to rent.

    We were delighted with Cedar Villa, and with the suggestion about transfers etc. from the owner and his website. Transfers were easy - the agent for the house was not there when we arrived, but we did not have long to wait. He, Mohammed, was generally helpful and most pleasant, but small details like how to turn on the oven were not so easily solved.

    The house lived up to its description on the website, and in fact exceeded our expectations. The bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms excellent. The kitchen was more than adequate, and the outside sitting areas were delightful. The situation of the house was extremely good - we looked at many other properties when we were there and found that most had at least some obstruction to the view - usually other peoples' water tanks - while both aspects from Cedar Villa, towards Kalkan and west into the bay and sunset, were both private and spectacular.

    The pool was fairly large and very deep - we knew that it early October is would be cold, and it was!

    Sadly one of the beach areas looked derelict, as if it had not been in use all year, but one could sit on the beach and look outwards with enjoyment. The second beach area, from which we had been told we could get a boat into Kalkan, had decided to no longer offer this facilities to non residents. So we had to take taxis in and out of Kalkan: this did not matter but should perhaps be removed from the website in the future.

    We were there during one of the dramatic weeks of the credit crunch. We could not get the TV to work, nor could Mohammed and we were forced to call the owner, as suggested by him in the villa book, at a number in England. We finally traced him to Tobago where he was painting his house - but he did not know the answer! The second TV which was a games console, was also not working.

    We could thoroughly recommend Kalkan - the town was most attractive, and not at all crowded in the early part of October. There was plenty to see, and many interesting excursions. My favourite, and apparently one not taken up by many visitors, was a walk around some villages well inland, where the people were incredibly friendly and hospitable - we were give fruit, bread and wine as we walked along, with no sense that such visits were a regular occurence. In fact the friendliness of all the Turkish people we met was one of the high spots of the holiday.

    To sum up, we greatly enjoyed our holiday, both for Kalkan itself, and Cedar Villa. We would recommend the villa to any other IVHE member, and would certainly go back there again - however there are so many other interesting places to swap!

    Pat (11 Feb 2009)

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    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
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    Credits 6 to 18 per week
    Bedrooms 3
    Guests 8
    Min stay none
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