Villa Ilayda is a traditionally styled boutique property with lots of character offering a luxurious romantic escape in a well equipped property with many amenities on its doorstep. The villa has beautiful original terracotta and stone floors whilst the master bedroom has a wonderful teak wood floor. It is fully air-conditioned and has sat LCD TV, DVD, CD player,WI FI, I POD Dock washing machine, full oven, fridge/freezer, safe, telephone (ideal for making reservations locally and receiving incoming calls from family and friends). It has a large open plan living area, 2 double bedrooms with balconies and terraces (both with sea views) and is very comfortably and luxuriously appointed throughout.
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- Min Stay3 - 5 nights
Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Great Location 10 Min to Sea, 2 Min to Nearest Cafe and Supermarket and 15 Mins to Village
- english, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
I live in Turkey with my husband and our 5 children, although we did spend many years living in England. Now we work in Turkey and holiday in England! We are very lucky, we live on the mediteranean coast of Turkey in a beautiful small village called Kalkan and we spend our holidays back in our favourite place in England ~Kendal in the Lake District. Our children ~ 4 of whom were born in Kendal, also love holidaying there and catching up with a lot of our family who still live there.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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A lovely Villa, great location - needs a little TLC
We stayed at Villa Ilayda from 18 July to 01 August. The Villa is in a great location - a walkable distance to town shops and harbour but far enough out for peace. The pool and gardens are perfect and very well maintained with someone coming in every morning (early) to clean, sweep and check the outside area. The olive trees are beautiful and provide shade over the pool in the afternoon. The villa is a good size - larger than it looks in the pictures - and the downstairs is cool and airy. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped; could do with some essentials like a slotted spoon and spatula but plenty of pots and pans and crockery. The table outside the main entrance is always shaded and provides a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. The main bedroom is large and airy and the second bedroom is good for kids. The sun room is a nice space for quiet with its own roof terrace. Rooms are air conditioned although we experienced some problems with the aircon in the sunroom which meant that our daughter spent the first week of our holiday on a mattress on the main bedroom floor. There is an extensive book collection halfway up the stairs which we made good use of. The main doors out to the garden/pool need fixing or replacing - they have no secure hinges at the bottom and could easily be pushed in. The blinds in the main bedroom have really seen better days and the walls could do with a lick of paint. There are some nice restaurants nearby; Aqua is definitely worth a visit especially for cocktails - cafe vita is OK but I'd really stick to takeaway pizza's for the kids. The Elixir hotel has a pool table and a nice friendly bar - although drinks are a bit pricey. If you walk into town, at the bottom of the Kalamar road is a cheaper alternative 'Kaya' where we could eat with beer, cider & wine for about 40-50 pounds for a family of 5. The Kalamar beach club (turn right out of the villa and follow the signs downhill) is a good day out although the drinks are very expensive - the sea is beautiful to swim in, watersports (extra $) onsite, wifi, sunbeds and umbrellas and a taxi ride home for around 4pounds per person per day.
Quaint Townhouse in good location and great facilities around it. House & pool allnice,clean& tidy,
Great location for vacation in Kalkan, easy walk to lots of nice restaurants if you don’t want to go down to harbour. house was lovely & cool downstairs, no need for air con on & the top deck great for getting the last of the sun rays or for drinks with a view.
Bathrooms clean & tidy & worked fine . Would suggest showers need to be up graded , ours For the main bedroom had v simple shower over the bath ( Had better in Kalkan for same price).
It’s basically a quaint place with lovely old fashioned style & fine for groups who don’t plan to spend all their time there. Pool furniture needs an upgrade as you get burnet by metal on sun beds by pool.
Take your own hair dryer as one provided was temperamental & not v effective.
All that said it was v pleasant & owners helpful with all booking aspects.
Beautiful villa in a fabulous location - perfect!
We have been traveling to Kalkan for 12 years and this is the best villa we've had. The booking process was made very simple thanks to Paula and Metin and I would not hesitate to recommend. The villa was very pretty, spacious and cool - a must in Kalkans climate! The pool was an ideal size for the 3 of us and once the sun has gone from the poolside the roof terrace is perfect to catch a few last rays and watch the world go by. The kitchen is very well equipped with good quality goods and there are some lovely restaurants nearby that we used when we didn't venture into town. The lounge and bedrooms are very comfortable will ample storage. We would definitely love to book Villa Ilayda again -it was an absolute joy. Thank you Paula and Metin
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Villa IlAyda and we hope to welcome you back to Kalkan soon! Warmest regards Paula and Metin
The villa was spacious, very well maintained with the gardens and pool pretty and quiet.
First impression was so pretty with the well maintained garden, shrubs and olive trees. The pool was larger than expected, photos don't do the pool justice. The property was overall very clean and all appliances were very good; facilities worked well and were very clean. Aircon (which was included in the price) worked extremely quickly. The water cooler was a bonus; cold fresh water available without having to walk to shops straight after the flight. Will definitely be back to this property and could not recommend it more.
Thank you Steven for your kind review, we hope to welcome you and the family back too Kalkan in the future. Kind regards Metin and Paula
Beautiful and comfortable property, very private, but a good range of cafes, restaurants and shops only a stones throw away. Beautiful pool, everything very clean and we'll appointed.
We arrived home today from a 10 night stay at Villa Ilayda. Although we don't want to be at home, we are feeling utterly relaxed after an amazing stay in this fabulous place.
The villa is spacious and tastefully decorated in a nice quiet area of town, but not too far from the centre. it's a 20 minute walk down to the main town area, and although we did venture on foot once or twice, it's so cheap to get a taxi (£2.50) - it was so hot that the times we did walk we ended up such a sweaty mess by the time we got to town!
The villa was immaculate when we arrived and although we didn't expect a mid stay clean, the cleaner came in after around 5 days to do just this and to change towels/bedding. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery, pans etc and there is a barbecue on the patio that we used a couple of times - buy meat at the butchers in town as the local shops don't seem to sell it.
We slept really well every night and felt totally relaxed from the moment we arrived. Paula arranged our transfer to and from resort which took away a lot of stress.
Metin came to introduce himself the day after we arrived, and then he and Paula had to come and rescue us when we stupidly locked ourselves out at almost midnight!
The pool was lovely - not big but ample for 4 of us to splash about and cool off. By late afternoon, the pool area shades over but if you wanted even more sun, the roof terrace was fantastic. A good place to catch a few more rays and have a nosey at what's going on around and about!
There are a few local cafes around the villa that you can eat at if you don't want to go into town. This tends to be quite a bit cheaper than eating in town. Turn right out of the villa and walk for a couple of minutes to Yelken (amazing, we went twice), or turn left to Cafe Vita, which does a great barbecue night. At the other side of the shop is Aqua Cafe which we really enjoyed, good choice of traditional Turkish, plus burgers, pizza, pasta etc and awe inspiring cocktails.
Kalkan itself was beautiful. Quite hustle bustle but relaxed and we were never excessively hassled to buy goods or eat at a restaurant. We simply said no thanks and that was enough. If I'm being picky, the only thing I would mention is that the sunbeds around the pool, being made of metal, get VERY hot and so it would be worth changing these to wooden beds.
But thanks to Paula and Metin for this amazing villa and for your hospitality We loved this place and will be going back!
The villa is superbly located only a 5 minute walk to the sea and Beach Club which offers great facilities: water-sports, diving (padi), snorkelling, pedaloes, sunbeds, umbrellas, restaurant.
Nearest airport Dalaman 1.5 hours- transfers/car hire we can organise for you if you require at competitive rates.
Nearest supermarket 4 minute walk. Nearest cafe 2 min walk. Village centre with great selection of shops, restaurants, post office and banks an easy 15 min walk.
There are many day trips that can be taken from the villa eg Saklikent Gorge, canoeing trip, Patara Beach (17km of sandy beach, voted 1 of the top 10 beaches in the world), boat trips, mountain villages, Roman sites and much more.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Booking can be made by email or telephone. £250 non-refundable deposit per week required to secure booking. Balance due 10 weeks prior to departure. Changeover Day: flexible changeover day Notes on prices: Prices include welcome hamper, linen, towels and pool towels and final clean. Linen and towels will be changed weekly. Pool and gardens cared for daily.The prices quoted are for up to 4 people, extra child beds (2) available at an additional cost of £40.