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Traditional House In The Heart Of Kalkan Old Town.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Old town house in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey. - Within 2 Minutes Lazy Stroll Of The Harbour, Beach And Restaurants

The Ivy House is a First Degree listed property, fully renovated in 2006 by a renown local developer. The house is built in traditional stone with a modern interior, the thick stone walls helping to keep rooms cool during the summer and retaining heat in the cooler months.

The Ivy House is situated in the heart of the old town and is thought to be around 100 years old on the exterior, a Grape vine twists it's way up the front of the house resting on the roof top pergola to give shade when required during the long lazy days in the sun.

Kalkan is blessed with some of the best restaurants in Turkey and regardless of budget you will find it hard to be disappointed with any of them, a cosmopolitan destination that retains its character year after year.

Kalkan is a great base for exploring the ancient cities in the Lycian area as well as having access to water sports, para gliding and river canoeing.

A great place to do nothing or a lot, it's up to you!

For history lovers the ancient Lycian sites of Tlos, Patara, Kekova, Xanthos, Pinara and Simena are all nearby. For excitement and fun the Saklient gorge is a must do! At least once and rafting and mud baths are optional, water sports for everyone and paragliding for the strong of heart. Sun lovers can just while away the hours at Patara, Kalkan beach or beach clubs, on a great roof terrace or a day on the many gastronomic boat trips.

More Details

Tim Hughes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Tim Hughes

We have been married for 29 years and have a 24 year old Daughter, living in East Yorkshire for the past 16 years we fell in love with Kalkan when our friends recommended a visit in 2000, 26 visits later we bought The Ivy House. We are near to completing our first year and it's been pretty amazing, 5 star reviews, great feedback and a team that can't seem to do wrong looking after the house(we are staying with them for 2017. We hope you will love it as much as we do.

Tim Hughes purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim Hughes chose Lycian and Turquoise Coast

We purchased The Ivy House in 2014 after falling in love with the unique charms of Kalkan on our first visit in 2000.

Our home in Kalkan has long been a dream! Now reality.

What makes this house unique

Centrally situated, no need for the long walk home or a taxi after a relaxing evening at your favourite restaurant or bar. Amazing large roof terrace with room for 4 sun beds, dining area and relaxed seating area with sea views. We have added an ice maker which gives ice in 10 mins, a washing machine and DVD player on our first trip out this year, we will welcome recommendations for the future.


Kalkan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 consists of a double bed with Wooden furniture, including a walk in wardrobe and air con, Bedroom 2 also has a double bed, large wardrobe and draws, also with air- con and safety deposit box. Both bedrooms have easy access to a bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The Ivy House benefits from original Turkish carpets throughout! As well as original Turkish decoration pieces. Smoking in outside spaces only, no smoking inside The Ivy House, this is a great central location for anyone that likes a quality holiday in a grade 1 building with some modern luxury,s such as an ice maker, DVD player, Bose docking station etc Outside: Private roof terrace with sea views, entrance balcony with limited sea views and small living area balcony. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the house Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned Weekly and bins are emptied daily, we have also supplied Beach towels for sunbed use and beach. Our maintenance is carried out by Korsan and help for anything is only a few yards away. Mid week clean and linen available at £40 a week Other: The Roof Terrace is a great place to spend the day, 4 sun beds, parasol and a dining area with easy internal access. The beach is less than 2 minutes away if you needed to cool down during the hotter summer months.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Traditional House In The Heart Of Kalkan Old Town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Superb house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Ivy House. Everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing holiday. The location is perfect right in the old town just a short walk to the harbour and town beach but still tucked away for seclusion and peace. We loved chilling out on the roof terrace which we used for breakfast and evening drinks. The house is very tastefully decorated and is really home from home. Rubbish is collected and agents are on hand if and when needed. A really enjoyable holiday in a wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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super house in lovely kalkan

  • 5 of 5

a perfect home for a holiday in kalkan. quirky & very well furnished and equipped & with great views from the balcony & roof terrace. loved being just a few minutes from kalkan beach, and the hustle & bustle of village life yet so quiet! kalkan is a beautiful village, friendly & with great restaurants- a super family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Tim and Clare.
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at the ivy house tremendously. All the facilities were excellent. Hoping to visit again in the future

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house - great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than we expected . Great location – minutes from the beach and restaurants. Spacious rooms, well equipped - everything clean and well maintained with a fabulous sun terrace. Everything you could need and more, plus local back up if any problems. Would definitely use this house again , if it was available and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really nice and well furnished home provided respite for our ladies who preferred comfort ashore rather than thrills and spills aboard a 50ft chartered Yacht along the coast from Gocek to Kekova (and back). They were able to join the yacht daily and get Taxis back each night. Wonderful location for visiting nearby Lycian sites of which Patara is very close and many others further away easily reached by taxi or bus. The owners are well established in Kalkan and locals most helpful in moving in etc.. Strongly recommended as a holiday location with or without a Yacht.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you back one day.
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Quality and tasteful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Iv y House, and would recommend this property as a lovely well appointed house, , for a holiday in Kalkan. We appreciated the cleanliness and the service,, especially the lovely staff who came in to carry this out efficiently and in a courteous and friendly manner.

Very good experience and while so close to the centre of Kalkan, it was very peaceful.

P Boyd.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres


The local town beach is less than 2 minutes away and is mainly pebbly, Patara beach is 12 km of pure sand and home to nesting Loggerhead Turtles, reachable by Dolmus, taxi or car approx 10 km and Kaputas beach, reached by many steps is small but stunning at the mouth of a gorge, also 10km away.


Kalkan is served mainly by Dalaman Airport which is a 1h 45min transfer by taxi or hire car, taxi transfers can be arranged from £110 return for 1 to 3 people and £140 for 4.


Kalkan is situated in the Ancient Lycian region of Turkey and is near to Tlos, Patara, Xanthos and the spectacular Saklient Gorge, all of which are a must for first time visitors. Kas is 28km away and is a larger town with a mix of traditional and new! the newly built marina could rival the hotspots of the Cote Azure. For walkers the Lycian way is also a great way to explore the area.

Further Details:

Kalkan itself has a superb selection of shops including Gold, leather, clothing and of course carpets. There are many restaurants available ranging from Fine Dining to kebabs, we have our favourites but whichever ones you choose the food, service and ambience is generally very good. There are several local supermarkets offering a wide range of products, daily fresh bread, baklava, olives, cheeses and fresh meat. The green grocers are excellent and with a large market held on Thursdays you can pretty much buy anything you can think of, although it probably isn't always going to be the real thing! There are a few banks with cash machines and a couple of Pharmacies which can help with most medical needs.


Rates & Availability

Kalkan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $128.36

Booking Notes:
Bookings now being taken for 2016, a £150 deposit per week is required on booking and a refundable £100 security bond is to be paid with the final balance in the event of any damage to the house or contents and will be returned promptly upon inspection by our agents in Kalkan.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings taken within 8 weeks of arrival full balance due at time of booking plus refundable bond.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. We are flexible where we can be

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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