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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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)
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)
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)
A Hidden Jewel Along Turkey's Gorgeous Lycian Coas...
Uuninterrupted, Panoramic Views of the Bay of Kalkan and Spectacular Sunsets over the Mountains
|Property||House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)|
|Credits||6 to 18 per week|