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View from the swimming pool
View from the terrace out to Mouse and Snake Islands
View from the roof terrace
Another view from the roof terrace with traditional Turkish seating area
View as you walk out on to the roof terrace
A lovely spot for sunset drinks on the roof terrace
View from the pool - railings erected in 2016 to afford more privacy
View of the villa from the road
Lazy lunch or dining under the stars in the shaded dining area
There is plenty of shaded seating and both gas and traditional barbecues
The 'front' door entrance
Modern well equipped kitchen
Living Area
View from the master bedroom
Master bedroom
Bedroom 4 - on the ground floor
Bedroom 3
TV and Games Room - perfect place for the children to escape from the sun
Table tennis at the back of the property
Lemons growing for your gin and tonic
The very helpful maintenance team
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kalkan, Turkish Mediterranean Coast

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charlotte...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Such am amazing, relaxing perfect villa! cant wait to go back!”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I had such a lovely time at the villa, it had everything i needed I felt so at home but with an amazing sea view!
It was so luxurious, comfortable and peaceful, i wish i was still there!
Its a perfect distance from the town, a really nice walk in, but i was more than happy to stay at the villa as much as possible!
I really recommend this villa there inst any thing negative i could say!
If any thing the pictures of it don't justify how beautiful it is.

I will defiantly be going back!

Travelling group: Friends
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Nigel J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Superb villa that surpassed our expectations with stunning views”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had an excellent holiday in the Kalkan Reatreat it had all the facilities we needed including a lovely pool and fabulous roof terrace with panoramic views. We would not hesitate to return it was such a relaxing holiday.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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T J
1 review
“Best Villa Ever”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

After many years of renting villas around the med, this was by far the best yet!
Spacious, comfortable rooms, plenty of space to relax outside in sun or shade. The villa is equipped with everything you want and many things you didn't even realise would be useful (CDs, DVDs, board games, sun hats, shopping baskets). Pauline, the owner, has thought of everything.
You won't tire of the views over Kalamar Bay from the roof top, balconies and terrace. We especially loved relaxing on the roof terrace after returning from a night out.
The pool is fantastic, great for playing and relaxing on the air bed but large enough to get a few lengths in too!
The Internet and TV was great for keeping our teenagers happy and in fact worked better than our broadband at home.
We had fresh bread delivered each morning and the water cooler was kept topped up by the villa maintenance team - no lugging large bottles of water from the local shop!
The Welcome Pack also does actually make you feel very welcome with enough in it to mean you don't have to rush to the supermarket as soon as you arrive.
The villa is a good 15min walk into the centre of the old town which we didn't mind but taxis are very plentiful and cheap.
We had great food every night in beautiful roof top restaurants, in fact we didn't have a bad meal all week and you really are spoilt for choice, there are so many restaurants.
The Thursday market is well worth a visit. We had great fun. Just remember to leave some room in your suitcase for all your purchases!
It was really refreshing to deal with such friendly people - from Pauline (villa owner), the Enes drivers who brought us from the airport (arranged by Pauline), the Korsan villa maintenance team, and all the people we met in Kalkan itself, everyone just couldn't do enough for us from start to end.
Quite simply a brilliant holiday which I would highly recommend.

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Muhammad2...
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Bliss!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Kalkan Retreat is an impeccable villa. It offered us comfort and great views during our stay as well as being extremely spacious, with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday in Turkey. The infinity pool overlooked the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and helped us to cool down during the heat of the day. There were many seating areas to choose from; from the poolside to the roof terrace, and the balconies to the garden, all were perfect, peaceful spots to relax in the sun.
The villa was in a perfect location, with shops, restaurants and the beach not too close and not too faraway. The Korsan maintenance team was also very helpful..the staff were always attending to our needs, always with smiles on their faces. They not only cleaned the pool and villa but they also helped us around the local area and helped us find some beautiful areas to visit. Korsan Ltd owns a restaurant as well, which delivered delicious traditional food directly to the villa.
I would like to say my stay was beyond my expectations! It was so much more amazing than the pictures shown on the website. Definitely a must visit holiday villa.

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Liked best: The views, the decor and the many choice of seating areas
Liked least: Pool privacy was not great. Very close to the road and neighbours.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Large groups
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Cmackim
Reading
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3 reviews
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“Little Haven”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What a fabulous villa and great resort. On arriving at the villa (4 adults, 3 children, 1 baby) we were overwhelmed by what a fantastic haven we'd found. The villa is bright and spacious with pleasant furnishings. The pool is just the right size, with an incredible view. The outside terrace has plenty of shaded areas and the ping pong table a great added bonus! The playroom was ideally located in the basement for a welcome break from the midday sun and the roof terrace perfect for dinner under the stars. The location of the villa is just far enough away from the town, but at the same time not too isolated. Kalkan town itself is quaint and very pretty. Great shopping and mouth watering restaurants where we found the locals friendly and welcoming. The beach club was a short walk away downhill where we were surprised to find plenty of water sports and a comfy chill out area for the kids. Would we return? Yes, definitely. Pauline had thought of everything from a welcome pack of food on arrival to mosquito plugs during our stay. Oh, and Enes the taxi firm and the Korsan maintenance team were superb too. Would recommend to anyone - thanks Pauline!

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Nikki T
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous accommodation in picturesque town”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What a wonderful week we had travelling with 2 older teenagers and one tween. The Villa is perfectly equipped for all holiday needs. The roof terrace was popular early morning and late evening.The management team are very efficient also. The ping pong table was well utilised as was the pool. An early morning dip in the ocean from the free beach in Kalamar Bay was an added bonus-easier to walk back up the steep incline than down strangely!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Kalkan583
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Beautiful villa in a perfect location”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Kalkan Retreat is a beautiful villa in a perfect location, it exceeded our expectations in both quality and location. All four bedrooms were a good size all with en suites bathrooms, there is a superb infinity pool to cool down in and plenty of shady area if the heat becomes to much during the day. The pool and villa is maintained by a very friendly and efficient maintenance team. There is a water cooler which was a nice touch.
There is a new roof top area which has magical views out to sea and snake island. This new area is complete with a very comfortable seating area, a small kitchen area and an additional toilet.
The villa is in a quieter part of Kalkan but its only a 10/15 minute walk down hill into the town. Kalkan town and harbour area has an upmarket feel with lots of restaurants and shops.
We went to Salt and Pepper to celebrate my birthday and was looked after very well by the Turkish waiters, they gave us a free bottle of bubbly, a desert lit with candles, sparklers and fireworks at the entrance door where everybody's sang happy birthday. We all enjoyed an amazing fillet steak, which was cooked and served to a very high standard-Perfect. We would recommend a taxi back to the villa as it is a steep hill back, the taxi fare worked out to be £4.00.
The local bars, particularly cafe vita were popular amongst our group, especially for the excellent English breakfast they serve. Also the Wednesday night BBQ is definitely something we recommend.
We stumbled on a area which is to the right of the beach club, the sea is turquoise and the area is totally unspoilt. The staff are more than happy to arrange transport back to the villa as it is a very steep hill back.
Pauline the owner was very helpful prior to our holiday advising us about the villa and area. She arranged for our transfers and there was a welcome pack on our arrival. She also arranged for Korsan Mez one of the local restaurants to supply and cook a BBQ for us on our first evening there, we felt very spoilt and would highly recommend this.
Finally our memories will stay even more special as our daughters boyfriend proposed to her at Kalkan harbour, she said yes! Perfect end to a perfect holiday.

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Liked best: Perfect villa
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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