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“A wonderful holiday in a great place”
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Uninterupted sea views across Kalamar Bay.
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Uninterupted sea views across Kalamar Bay.
View from the Master bedroom. Sip sundowners as you watch the sunset from the roof terrace
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Uninterupted sea views across Kalamar Bay.
View from the Master bedroom.
Sip sundowners as you watch the sunset from the roof terrace
Roof terrace views.
Sunset view from the roof terrace
Relax and take in the views from the roof terrace
Enjoy uninterrupted sunsets from the roof terrace
Alfresco dining on the terrace.
Enjoy fresh breads and other local delicacies as you dine alfresco on the dining terrace
Expansive views across the bay from the roof terrace
Sunset view from the villa.
Pool and pool terrace.
The pool deck is perfect for sunbathing
Pool and sea views from ground floor terrace
Lap pool.
Master bedroom with private balcony.
Master bedroom with private balcony
Enjoy your morning cuppa from the master bedroom's private balcony
2nd master bedroom with private balcony.
2nd master bedroom.
View from the private balcony of the 2nd master bedroom.
3rd bedroom with two twin beds.
3rd bedroom,
4th bedroom with 2 twin beds.
Main family room (on the 1st floor).
Main family room.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Kitchen leading to twin balconies for alfresco dining options.
2nd family room (on the ground floor).
Villa Tymnessos
Kalkan's Blue Flag beach
Kalamar Bay Beach Club (free shuttle service from the villa)
Kalamar Bay Beach Club (free shuttle service from the villa)
Kaputas Bay
Kaputas Bay
Beach bar - Kalkan Harbour.
Kalkan harbour
Antiphellos Theatre
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kalkan, Turkish Mediterranean Coast

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john c
1 review
“A wonderful holiday in a great place”
Reviewed November 2, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Kalkan is a great place with lots of interesting places to see & do within striking distance and wonderful restaurants. The villa is spacious, well positioned and very comfortable with so many balconies to provide lots of morning and evening dining opportunities We would definitely come back. Thanks to Sean & Morgan for a great place and very prompt responses to our queries.

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Liked best: positioning overlooking the bay
Liked least: Internet dropping off constantly and bed sheets not big enough.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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shockawe
Berlin, Ohio
2 reviews
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“Delightful”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Villa Tymnessos is beautiful, incredibly spacious, comfortable and kitted out with everything you could need for a perfect stay. It has a gorgeous deep pool and amazing views over the bay and mountains from multiple balconies and a roof terrace.

It's on the edge of town so is very peaceful, away from the crowds and the bars, but is near to a very nice beach club (Kalamar bay, down a very steep hill!) and to a couple of nice restaurants. Taxis are reasonable and easily available if you don't fancy the mile walk into the town centre.

Our experience was further enhanced by the knowledge that there was a property manager on call, should we need help or advice. We had to call on Hamza a couple of times and he was extremely helpful, both in advice about the property and in arranging excursions and airport transfers for us.

A welcome package of bottled water, bread, milk, eggs etc was a lovely surprise and most gratefully received.

We would highly recommend this property and would be likely to choose it again in the future.

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Liked best: The personal touch of the property manager and the owner.
Liked least: Climbing the hill back from the beach club!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
15 Oct 2014
Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tymnessos. We receive many positive comments about Hamza, our property manager, and we are glad that he was able to assist you with arranging excursions and airport transfers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the villa.
Sean and Morgan (owners)
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Chris S
Norfolk, UK
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The owners, Sean and Morgan, and their local property manager Hamza were very helpful from the outset.

The villa itself is in a lovely quiet location the next bay down from the main part of Kalkan and is very clean and comfortable. And the views out over the bay from the roof terrace and master bedroom in particular are stunning - I don't think I'd ever have got tired of waking up and looking out over that.

We went as two families, each with 2 kids of primary school age. The TV and DVD, wifi and pool kept them out of mischief (just about) when the adults were too busy cooking, drinking or dozing to be teaching them Mandarin, helping them practice the harp and all the other typical holiday activities you do with your kids.

Plenty to do as a family within 30-minute drive of the villa, there's some stunning natural beauty around this area. But I'll leave you to do your own research on that or to read the ideas we put in the guest book.

Down sides?

- 4-storey living isn't something I'm particularly used to or would particularly seek out again - on the occasions I went from bottom to top in one go my calves were screaming by the end, and I'd like to think that I'm in reasonable nick for a 40-year-old... But the result of that is the views from the upper floors - and they do compensate.

- Whilst we were there it was just too hot (high 30s / low 40s) to think about walking down the hill and into Kalkan let alone back up it, the centre of town is slightly out of range (for us at least) during the heat. So we drove in, or took a taxi (of which there are many). Nice for spring and autumn strolling, less so in the heat of summer.

All in all, highly recommended - certainly one of the best villas I've stayed in, and I've stayed in a few. Go enjoy!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Walking up all 4 storeys
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
14 Sep 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are very glad that you found the villa to be family-friendly and spacious enough to accommodate both families in your group. We are also happy to hear that you got out and explored the local area – there are some amazing sites, great beaches, and striking natural areas within a short drive of Kalkan. We hope that the kids have some great holiday memories.

Thank you again for taking the time to submit a review,
Sean and Morgan (owners)
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Meralk87
Belgrade, Serbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful and very child friendly”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 for a stay in September 2012

We had a wonderful time in Kalkan and its was a huge relief to find it was so child friendly for our two year old. The owners provided us with a travel cot, had plastic ware and a high chair and even had toys and a small baby gate for the living room. All that made it much easier to enjoy. Plus the pool is a normal pool and NOT an infinity pool which is dangerous for small kids. It has lovely lush greenery around so it feels secluded although its right next to other homes. I should mention that we were burglarized while staying there but it seems to have been a professional job as 5 or so other homes also got hit near us. They have a safe and we used it so we were largely unaffected. The area and town do not seem to have any crime issues but any touristic area can attract that sort of thing sadly. Despite that, we had a fab time and would go again.

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Liked best: Very spacious with loads of great views
Liked least: Probably needs a security alarm, given burglaries there and at other properies.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
7 Feb 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear that the villa worked so well for your family. Kalkan is a very safe and family oriented town and we have made every effort to make the villa family friendly, even for younger children. The burglary was very unfortunate and we are thankful that your personal items were in the safe. We have subsequently installed deadbolt locks to all doors and windows on both the ground and first floors and we are confident that this will reduce the potential of this happening again. We are glad that this did not spoil your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back to the villa in future.

Sean and Morgan (villa owners)
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XiaojuanY...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa”
Reviewed August 30, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

My husband and I rented the Villa for two weeks in July with two other friends. We all truely enjoyed ourselves. The view is fantastic from the Villa. The villas is huge. The pool is cleaned daily. It was only a short walk to Kalkan Town. All villa information were provided in details.

We have to say we highly recommend the villa to anyone. We will definitely go back too.

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Liked best: The location and the villa
Liked least: power cut
Travelling group: Friends
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nikkibrow...
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Fabulous stay”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa Tymnessos. We travelled as a family group which included two pregnant daughters! We were not disappointed.
Prior to travel I had been communicating with the villa owners to alleviate any worries or concerns and I can honestly say that the response was efficient and informative.
We arrived during the early hours of the morning and our driver was there to tranfer us to the villa, which was a lengthy one and a half hours. We were travelling with a two year old and were concerned about the journey, however everything went smoothly.
The villa was delightful and very clean and anything that required repair was dealt with promptly..e.g. air conditioning, TV not working etc.
The villa is on a hill and access would be difficult without transport. We used local taxis to go into the beautiful village of Kalkan to eat by the harbour during the evening or to explore the local environment. The Turkish people are so welcoming and friendly and made us feel fantastic!
Our mission was to chill and relax during this holiday and that was what we did. There was never any hard sell or pressure at all. I have to mention the Cafe Vita...we ordered lunch every day which was delivered free. We had Turkish and Greek salads, pizzas, shish chicken, all very cheap and delicious. One day we forgot to order some wine to go with the meal and the delivery driver immediately responded with a quick phone call to the restaurant to ensure delivery was with us within 5 minutes!. They could not have been any more friendly or efficient, they definitely deserve a mention.
We did book a boat trip for the family which was absolutely memorable. There was just our family of 8 and another 6 guests. This was definitely one of the most memorable experiences for us. We were picked up from the villa and escorted onto the boat which took us around the bay and islands, with a truly gorgeous BBQ on board, stopping off to snorkel and swim in the warm med.
I would highly recommend Kalkan as this is an area which is still removed from the typical 'lager lout' culture and breathtakingly beautiful. Villa Tymnessos is a testament to this.
We would love to return at some later stage with the family when my grandchildren are born!!

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Liked best: Privacy
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Greg374
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The Villa on the Hill - a perfect getaway destination for a travelling party”
Reviewed January 9, 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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Villas on hills are supposed to be grand – and Villa Tymnessos does not disappoint. This four-storey home perched on the slopes overlooking Kalamar Bay (and the Snake and Mouse Islands of the Mediterranean Sea) provided a comfortable home-away-from-home for our week of relaxing (and a bit of exploring) as summer faded in the tourist-happy town of Kalkan. This usually-bustling town, on the western coast of Turkey, was quietening down after the buzz of summer. The calmness was rather pleasant though, and the weather was still glorious: blue sky and blue sea from every window of the villa.

The villa is within walking distance of the hub of the town and Kalamar Bay (a local launch spot for scuba-diving and kayaking), yet far enough removed from its rush. The house itself is spread over four floors, so there’s also plenty of space to escape the rush of domestic bliss too. Our party of eight was comfortably accommodated: there are three floors with bedrooms and areas for relaxing on all the levels. The best bits of the house: the roof-top terrace offers views to drown a few sundowners by, and the pool soaks up the sun while you laze under the shaded terrace nearby.

The hard part starts when you decide to leave the villa ready to explore the local area. Historical sites, beaches, outdoor activities all vie for attention.

If you meander northwesterly towards Fethiye, you’ll come across Patara – home to a gem of an archaeological site and one of the best beaches in the world (or so it was voted in 1999) that plays host to thousands of nesting turtles in the summer months. I was also surprised to learn that St Nicholas of Myra, the inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus, was born here a few centuries AD.

If you head south towards Kas, you’ll pass Kaputas Beach, a pebble beach accessed only by over 300 stairs built into the side of the cliff. If the entrance is a bit daunting, be sure you’ll be greeted below by someone ready to offer you fresh fruit and tea.

A bit further on after Kas you’ll find Kekova, a tiny island with a little secret hidden just under the water. In fact, it’s a whole town (named ‘The Underwater City’) that was submerged following an earthquake in the 2nd century.

Once you’ve explored Fethiye and Kas, don’t forget the bays around Kalkan. And there’s no better way than by water. Either on top (in a kayak) or below (on a scuba dive), the sea is as plentiful and exciting as the land in this part of Turkey.

Or simply follow the sun, and enjoy the relaxed, spectacular Turkish coastline. Thanks, Villa Tymnessos for an unforgettable week!

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Liked best: The almost-endless short-trip destinations opportunities, all described in a handy brochure in the house
Liked least: Plan well to avoid the crowds!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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