Villa in Kalkan, Beautiful Sea Views, Choice Of 4 Pools And First Class Amenities
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my home page. I’m Paula and I can only hope that you too will enjoy the timeless beauty of the Lycian Coast as much as I do. As a busy professional I love nothing more than to relax and unwind in the beautiful Patara Prince Resort, pottering around my home and enjoying the charms that Kalkan and the surrounding area offers visitors, new and old alike. The Lycian Coast offers magical experiences for visitors, and I personally enjoy nothing better than exploring and sharing with friends and guests this truly wonderful country and its infinitely friendly people.
Why Paula chose Kalkan
In travelling to Turkey some years ago I found the Lycian Coast to be the most spectacular. As soon as I ‘spied’ Kalkan in the distance and saw the beauty of the bay, I knew I had found somewhere very special indeed, and I was hooked! I never tire of spending quality time here, that was some 10 years ago and coming over the headland with Kalkan and its bay in the distance still takes my breath away! The area has so much to offer and is far removed from some of the larger resorts on Turkey’s coast; boasting countless historical sites, pristine beaches, laid back friendly people and not forgetting great food! However you want spend you holiday, Kalkan has something for everybody, but be careful, you too may end up leaving a little piece of your heart behind................
What makes this Villa unique
My ‘Gateway to Heaven’ is conveniently located within the prestigious Patara Prince Resort. Within close proximity to all the amenities the development has to offer, it offers a very private holiday experience. The villa is a one off design having 3 different outside seating areas, all with stunning sea vistas. This makes it an ideal choice for families or couples wanting the luxury of space. It was important to retain a traditional Turkish feel & the marble/wooden floors, stone walls and wooden doors add to the charming ambiance. I enjoy that Kalkan is an easy walk away, with its delightful array of restaurants, winding bougainvillea streets & lovely boutiques it makes for a perfect holiday. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you into my home in the not too distant future.
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A fantastic apartment in a lovely complex, would highly recommend.
A very well presented and beautifully furnished and amply equipped apartment, lots of lovely detail ((lamps, wall art, a great library) and 3 great terraces. It is in a nice quiet part of Patara Prince resort and the grounds, pools and gardens are immaculate. We enjoyed being out of the centre of Kalkan, though only a 20 minute walk or less than £2 in a taxi. (which we did every night) It had everything we needed and more. A very comfy bed! The pool area was never busy and the hotel staff were very polite and helpful. The owner was very quick to reply to our many queries and provided lots of essential information about the area. The food in the restaurants in Kalkan was really outstanding. I would highly recommend this property and enjoyed all the facilities of the hotel. The bathing platforms and water taxi were lovely. It is a very peaceful place and just perfectly placed away from the bustle of Kalkan , many drinks on the balcony and terraces. We have just come home today and are missing it already.
Jen, thank you for your lovely and thorough review of my home and your holiday in Kalkan. Always delighted to hear that guests enjoy beautiful Kalkan and my home on the lovely Patara Prince Resort.
I hope it has left you with some wonderful memories to treasure over the winter period - especially when thinking about the lovely views out across to Kalkan, relaxing with a drink in hand.
I endeavor to give all guests the very best personal service I can, after all guests are trusting me with their family holiday so anything I can do to make it run smoothly or special, I am always willing to accommodate.
Jen, It has been my pleasure hosting you in my home and I sincerely hope to welcome you back one day so that you can enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer - there is so much more to see and do!
Beautiful Villa set in gorgeous gardens so homely it has everything you want for the perfect holiday
Gateway to Heaven is the perfect name for this gorgeous homely Villa, with stunning views and places to sit and loose yourself in everything that is Kalkan. Swimming in the sea everyday and walking through the beautiful gardens of the Patara Prince Resort. Right from the beginning when we booked our holiday Paula couldn’t have been more attentive, and I was very touched when we arrived at the Villa to find a Birthday Gift and card as I was celebrating my 50th Birthday. Paula’s Villa has everything you could need and more it has been so well looked after and we instantly felt relaxed and at home. From the onsite minibus to take you from the top of the resort where there is a very handy little supermarket to the bottom of the resort where you can choose from 2 beautiful pools or sunbathe on one of the diving platforms and dive into the beautiful warm turquoise sea. The choice of taking a water taxi into town or a 5 min taxi ride was so convenient. My family and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again and we are counting the days until we can return to the Gateway to Heaven. Thank you Paula for making our holiday so special
Susannah, thank you so much for your lovely and thorough review of my home and your holiday in Kalkan. I was delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time in Kalkan and at Bab-Firdaus; and that that everything lived up to your expectations, as you already know, Kalkan is a very special place!
It has been my pleasure hosting you in my home, corresponding with you has been effortless, and I sincerely hope to welcome you and your family back one day so that you can enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer - there is so much more to see and do!
Wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location
From start to finish Paula has been a fantastic help. Pictures do not do justice to her home. Patara Prince is a beautiful spot just across the bay from the main town. It was our first visit to Kalkan and I can see why people go back! As a family we shall be visiting again next year.
Thank you for your lovely review of my property and your holiday in Kalkan. I was delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful family holiday. I am sure you made some wonderful family memories to treasure for years to come.
It has been my pleasure hosting you in my home and I sincerely hope to welcome you and your family back one day soon, so that you can enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer - there is so much more to see and do!
An absolutely stunning apartment in a beutiful loc
From the time we booked this property it's been a great experience, the communications with the owner has been excellent. We had the organised transfers set up for us which were faultless. Our arrival at the accomodation was a late one and we were greeted with a hamper of food and drink which was so welcoming at a late hour.
Exploring the accomodation was everything we expected plus more from the pictures. The views of the location from all seating areas are exceplamary. We had everything we needed within the apartment and more. The property is very well looked after and managed. The owner gave us a comprehensive package of things to do before arriving. This was so helpful and gave us an idea of places to go and eat, which we did a lot of, with so much choice available it was good to head for a recommended place.
We did a bit of research also beforehand of things to do and see which all fell into place from boat trips to beach clubs and excursions. Yaldiz and Sunset were the boat operators we used and both were fantastic and recommended days out. Kalkan, Kalamar and Indigo beach clubs were visited with two teenage girls they kept them and us occupied brilliantly.
Patara's bathing platforms and pool area were also fantastic and we never had a problem in getting a free sunbed and umbrellas once.
Restaurants we enjoyed were Cafe Vita on a Wednesday to enjoy the BBQ, music and fireworks. The Olive Garden, Marina and Fenners were also all very different great meals out. To be honest we ate out at different places every night in a two week stay and could not fault any restaurant for quality and service.
We did not hire a car, just used taxis everywhere as it was so cheap. If we are lucky enough to go again I may hire a car for a few days to explore the coastal road and enjoy the secret beaches.
Overall following our two week break as a family of four we cannot fault anything about the accomodation or area and cannot wait to return one day. It has to be one of our best family holidays ever and that's a big thanks to the professionalism of the owner, her property and Kalkan.
Firstly thank you for your lovely and thorough review of my property and your holiday in Kalkan. I was delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful family holiday in Kalkan and at Bab-Firdaus; and more importantly that everything lived up to and exceeded your expectations.
I am sure you made some wonderful family memories to treasure for years to come!
I endeavor to give all guests the very best personal service I can; which includes everything from up to date information to ensure the holiday runs as smoothly as possible; the offer of either a private return transfer service or a hire car; and of course the much appreciated welcome pack after your journey....
It has been my pleasure hosting you in my home and I sincerely hope to welcome you and your family back one day so that you can enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer - there is so much more to see and do!
Beautiful property in a stunning location
This was our 3rd visit to this property and it never fails to delight us. We travelled as a family of four with 2 teenage children. Patara Prince has all the amenities you need to keep you entertained during the day with a choic of pools and the beautiful sea to swim in. We treated ourselves to a fantastic Turkish bath and massage at the on site spa this time and the boys had a Turkish shave in Kalkan. Its a short stroll into town in the evening and you watch the sun set at one of the many rooftop restaurants. We can honestly say all the meals were fantastic and you will be spoilt for choice. I cannot recommend Kalkan or this property enough and we will definitely be back again.
Superb apartment in stunning location!
We were extremely impressed with the apartment, it was very well furnished, with homely touches, and felt very welcoming, It was very clean and clearly well cared for, and is a credit to its owner. Its setting within the resort meant the views from both the front and rear balcony were stunning, overlooking the lovely harbour and village of Kalkan. We particularly enjoyed the rear veranda, and spent many happy hour relaxing in privacy, able to enjoy both sun and shade as we pleased. The beds were very comfortable, there was a very good shower, in fact we wanted for nothing (we also made good use of the washing machine), We were also very impressed with the resort itself, which was in a magnificent location, with an air of exclusivity, and again the facilities (particularly the pool areas) were very good. The village of Kalkan is only a short walk, boat (or car ride away), and with an excellent choice of many restaurants, and very good shopping (I would recommend the market) it is the perfect spot for a truly relaxing getaway. If you have a car, I would also recommend taking the stunning coast road to the town of Kas, only 30 minutes away, from where you can take a boat ride to the lovely Greek island of Meis, this is a must do activity. All in all it was an excellent holiday, we will definitely be returning in the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone who wants peace, tranquility, great views, and a superb location. It truly was Heaven!!
Special interest holidays:
The Lycian Area is full of architectural delights, being close to the ancient sites of Patara, Xanthos, Letoon, Myra and Thlos.
You can spend days exploring these fascinating excavations, some guests have evan been lucky to help out of some of the excavations currently being undertaken at Patara.
For boating enthusiasts there are opportunites for Gullet Cruising for either one day or more. The area is excellent for diving and there are numerous dive schools in Kalkan should you wish to partake or just learn. The Lycian way is famous for its walking routes which run for miles along the coast. It is possible to do smaller sections of the route for just a day. Kaputas is a beautiful sandy beach approx 5 mins drive away, also accessible by boat from Kalkan.
The stretch between Kalkan and Kas is breathtakingly beautiful with fantastic views of its unspoilt archipelago. Whatever you choose to do for your holiday, rest assured Kalkan and its surrounding area has something for everyone.
A two min walk to the 4 lovely pools. A boat from Patara (small charge) takes you over to Kalkan and the local pebble beach. Kalkan is famous for its beach clubs, which are dotted around the coastline.
Patara beach is 10 minutes away and is easily accessible by taxi or local dolmus, and has 17 miles of glorious white sand. Horse riding along the beach, can be arranged locally if desired.
Kaputus beach (one of Turkey’s most photographed) is 5 minutes away by car on the Kas road.
Dalaman airport is 120 kilometres from Kalkan, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes transfer time. There are numerous flights to Dalaman from the UK and Europe throughout the season. Easy Jet, Thomas Cook, Monarch Airlines, all have regular flights. I am happy to arrange airport transfers to and from the villa, with a fully insured and reliable company, or if preferred, a hire car with a local company.
The villa is close to local amenities. A small supermarket is located at the top of the development for your convenience. Kalkan is a short 2 minute drive from the villa, or a pleasant 10/15 stroll. A popular way to travel is to use the resorts private water taxi (small local charge) which runs to Kalkan harbour and back throughout the day and early evening. There are a number of reputable tour companies who provide an excellent array of tours that are competitively priced, in Kalkan village.
Kalkan is renowned for its high quality, reasonably priced restaurants and friendly people. The heart of Kalkan is its old town, incorporating a maze of quaint cobbled streets which meander their way down to the picturesque harbour. Old Ottoman and Greek houses, with ornate wooded balconies and trailing bougainvillea only add to the charm of the lovely village atmosphere.
You will find small boutiques, intimate bars and roof top restaurants all mingling together, which at nigh time, set the scene for a truly memorable evening.
“Kalkan is a very special place”.
For the more adventurous, Kalkan is surrounded by numerous historical and geographical sites, including Pinara, Patara, Xanthos, Tlos. The sunken city of Kekova is a nature lover’s delight as you sail along the stunning coast line visiting Kale en route, with its ancient Ottoman Castle.
Why not try white water rafting at the amazing Saklikent gorge, hire a tree house for the evening, or visit the famous beach at Olu Deniz.
For the more adventurous the area is famous for its excellent paragliding and watersports, and for boating enthusiasts, why not hire a Gullet and its crew for the day and sail around the beautiful coastline, stopping off at a deserted spot for swimming, snorkeling or fishing.
The hippy town of Kas, with its weekly Friday market is a half hour away and is a must on any visit to this region. The market in Kalkan is held on a Thursday.
Alternatively enjoy the beautiful location of Kalkan, enjoy its many beach clubs and laid back atmosphere, or stay within the confides of Club Patara, enjoying its many first class amenities.
Within the villa you will find a comprehensive information pack at your disposal with details of things to do in the area and tour operators etc along with useful phone numbers. There is also a guide book and maps for your personal use.