About the Villa
A stylish Turkish villa set amongst uninterrupted panoramic views over the distant roof tops of Kalkan.
Villa Akkaya has one of the most commanding views from the southwest side of Kalkan – a completely uninterrupted 240o panorama over distant rooftops.
Looking left down over the town, harbour, and Kalkan bay, early birds can enjoy the sunrise, while the evening brings wonderful sunsets over Kalamar bay and Snake Island.
The villa with its rounded façade and floor-to-ceiling windows gives great views from indoors as well as out. The villa gets all the sun there is to get – but also offers comfort in shade when you want to escape it. And being on the hill, there are often welcome cooling breezes. We are on a quiet road with little passing traffic to disturb you.
However, because of its location and the spiral staircase Villa Akkaya is not completely suitable for very young children or the infirm.
Comfortable, shady sitting room with a TV, CD/DVD player, wi-fi and a wide range of foreign satellite channels, two double sofas, two armchairs with leg rests, coffee tables, lamps, a CD player and air conditioning.
A sliding door leads from the sitting room to a covered outside dining area, which provides permanent shade. This has a dining table and six chairs.
There is a stunning central atrium.
The kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven/gas hob, large fridge/freezer, water cooler, microwave, toaster, kettle, juice presser, iron/ironing board, crockery, glasses, cutlery, cooking pots and pans, kitchen utensils. The kitchen has a table with six chairs.
There is a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.
The landing area enjoys fabulous views over one of the most impressive bays in the Mediterranean and leads to:
- The en-suite (with shower) master bedroom with king size bed.
- An en-suite (with shower) bedroom with double bed.
Each room has sliding doors to a private balcony with chairs, where you can sit and enjoy the view or read a book. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and have a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, chair, bedside tables, mirror and are equipped with a hairdryer.
Two attic bedrooms with sloping ceilings – the ‘Sun’ room looking east which gets the early morning sun, and the ‘Moon’ room looking west, each with built-in wardrobe, shelving/drawers and a mirror.
- One room has twin beds
- One room has a small double bed
Each bedroom has a door opening on to its own private roof terrace with chair. Both rooms are air-conditioned.
A shared shower room with toilet and washbasin is accessed from the central landing from which you can also see the magnificent views across Kalkan and Kalamar bays.
All five beds have high quality mattresses.
About the Villa
There will be a ‘welcome pack’ containing a few basic items when you arrive at the Villa.
Doors and opening windows have mosquito screens, although ‘mossies’ are hardly any problem these days.
The kitchen is fully equipped
There is wi-fi, a CD/DVD player and a flat-screen TV with a variety of satellite channels in the sitting room. Although there are some CDs please feel free to bring your own DVDs and CDs.
Large airer with pegs for drying clothes.
Linen/towels are provided as are beach towels for use around the pool. Please do not use the indoor towels at the pool or take any of the towels to the beach – beach towels can be purchased in Kalkan.
Smoking is permitted outside but not anywhere indoors, please.
There is a Turkish Dictionary, phrase book, guide books and a number of paperback books.
Turkish electrics are continental style 220 volt and we provide some adapters that accept British three-pin plugs. Please remember to leave the adapter behind for other guests to use.
Turkish plumbing is small bore and cannot cope with even toilet paper and especially not other items. Bins are provided as are bin bags.
Mehmet and Ilknar Ates provide housekeeping services. We have found that guests prefer to be left to their own devices so we now offer, as standard, a thorough clean and linen change only once a week. However if you would like to arrange a mid-week linen change and/or a daily tidy up (at your own cost) please discuss this with Mehmet.
Pool cleaning and garden watering will be carried out every day, usually early in the morning.
Mehmet will also help should any unforeseen problems arise with the villa or if you need advice on any local issues/places to eat/tours and trips.
It takes ten to fifteen-minutes to walk down to the village along the roads, a bit more on the return journey as some of it’s uphill. Flat non-slip shoes are to be recommended as not all roads are paved.
Villa keys. If Mehmet is not there to meet you the keys will be in the key safe next to the front door. We will provide the key code before you leave for Turkey. You should replace the keys in the key safe before you leave (and spin the digits please!). Departure time is 11am unless we have made alternative arrangements.
Insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange adequate insurance to cover all eventualities.
Shops and other facilities stay open until late in the season. There are several banks and ATMs.
There are several supermarkets which will deliver your purchases to the villa. There are greengrocers, butchers, patisserie/bread shops etc etc and a market on Thursdays with stalls selling clothing and locally-made produce.
You will find some bottled water in the villa on arrival. The local water is not recommended for drinking and bottled water is cheaper in Turkey than in the UK. Large bottles can be bought to fit the water cooler. These can be delivered direct to the villa but the empty container should be left out for collection otherwise a returnable deposit of around £8 will have to be paid for a new one.
There are English-speaking doctors and dentists in the village and the pharmacies are useful for help with minor ailments and purchase of over the counter medication.
Lots of the locals speak English, but if you find one that doesn’t there is usually help at hand.
There are over 100 restaurants in Kalkan and sometimes in high season the most popular will need booking. We recommend that you try some of those off the beaten track. Good, cheap Turkish food can be bought at local ‘soup’ kitchens such as Ali Baba’s and Ayse’s Kitchen at the Bus Station. Many places do take away (called packet service)
Most things can be found in Kalkan. Just ask Mehmet or a local and they will be only too pleased to direct you.