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“Fabulous accommodation in picturesque town”
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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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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!

Traveling 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
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fiona T
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“The perfect break”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a magical week at the Kalkan Retreat. The weather was unexpectedly beautiful and the villa was so spacious, comfortable and with endless places to sit in peace to read or look out at the spectacular views - including a vast new rooftop terrace complete with sofas looking out to sea. We went with our three young children who fell in love with the villa immediately. As it was April we'd asked for the pool to be heated for us and it was the perfect temperature so the girls spend almost all day in the pool. Only a 15 minute walk downhill to the town, the villa is in the perfect location away from everything but close enough to the shops and restaurants too. Definitely a perfect place to unwind.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LYN0018
Matlock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Excellant villa beautiful place”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Kalkan Retreat is everything you would want from a holiday villa.
Spacious, very well equipped and provides shady areas should the weather be too hot, a superb pool to cool down.
The maintenance/cleaning staff are always available should you need them and the mid week changing of linen etc. is very welcome.

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Liked best: Outside area excellant, and enjoyed the large infinity pool
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: The villa itself and the location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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worthing
Reviewed July 20, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The villa and location
Liked least: Pool a bit too close to road
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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