Villa Karasi

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

It is so romantic to stay up in the hills at Villa Karasi. This modern villa is located in the village of Islamar, in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. It is a spectacular location with the mountain backdrop and views across vineyards and olive groves down to the sea at Kalkan. Villa Karasi enjoys two bedrooms, a superb open plan living space and a gorgeous terrace with a pool. It is ideal for two couples, a family or perhaps you might want to indulge yourselves and take the villa for a romantic getaway.

Islamar is a charming village just ten minutes drive from Kalkan and its beautiful coastline. Set in the mountains with an abundance of fruit trees, olive groves, vineyards and trout farms, guests enjoy a tranquil, totally unspoilt location, breathtaking panorama and delicious cuisine as well as gaining an insight into beautiful rural Turkish life which has remained unchanged for many years. You will enjoy simple, authentic Turkish food bursting with flavour at the village restaurants. Not only that, the temperature is a few degrees lower than at the coast so it can be very refreshing after a day on the beach. Kalkan is one of Turkey’s prettiest resorts brimming with fabulous restaurants, hilly, narrow cobbled streets covered with vibrant, cascading bougainvillea, independent shops, flower adorned courtyards and fabulous cocktail bars. Delicious gastronomic cuisine is offered from the town’s three hundred and fifty plus restaurants, some tucked away on secret corners, some hidden away in pretty warrens and some high up on rooftops where you will delight in the sensational sea views, especially at sunset.

Villa Karasi is very spacious with open plan living and two generous bedrooms. The living space offers an excellent glossy white kitchen with all the appliances you could possibly need for your self-catering stay. Next to this is a modern dining table and chairs followed by the living space which is sprinkled with colourful artworks and soft furnishings. Here you can relax on a giant corner sofa watching the large television or making plans for the next day. Very wide, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the terrace and the most spectacular of views.

The master bedroom suite is enormous and full of eye-catching furnishings and artworks. There are vibrant colour splashes alongside white walls and furniture. The room benefits from an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a jacuzzi bath. What luxury! You can wake in your comfy double bed in the morning and open the doors to the terrace for an early morning swim or to enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace. The twin bedroom also enjoys colourful splashes on the walls with modern art and a feature wall. Guests staying in this room have a beautiful, spacious shower room to enjoy. They too have direct access to the terrace.

The terrace is a stunner with beautiful views, a wonderful swimming pool, loungers, a luxurious hammock, bean bag chairs, a built-in barbecue and a fabulous alfresco dining area under a contemporary sail canopy. The terrace is completely secluded, a totally idyllic spot in the mountains.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is located on the hillside. If you do not want to drive, you can catch a taxi to and from Kalkan
  • Although Kalkan has an extraordinary amount of fabulous restaurants, you must eat in one of the village restaurants at least once. With fresh local produce, a cool breeze and breathtaking panorama, it is a wonderful experience
  • The villa is built on a single level so although it is in the mountains, it does make things easier for those with mobility issues

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa
Villa Karasi is a 2-bedroom villa sleeping 4 guests, situated in the village of Islamar, less than a 10-minute drive from the centre of Kalkan.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed, terrace access and in-room bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds, terrace access and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, 1.6m depth)
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Washing machine
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Karasi
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Islamar Village is delightful. It is friendly, charming and completely authentic. It sits in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains with a fabulous backdrop and extraordinary views down to the sea. The village still uses a water-powered millstone where the flour for local residents is ground.  It is very unspoilt and boasts some excellent village restaurants where you can eat the freshest of fish from the trout farms. All the ingredients are locally grown, organic and bursting with flavour. Small waterfalls, springs and mountain streams provide constant fresh water giving natural irrigation and feeding the trout pools. The village is close to part of the famous Lycian Way so is also a great pick for walkers. Uzulmu is another quaint village close by that similarly gives you a feel for the real Turkey. It too sits in the mountain foothills with extraordinary scenery.

Roughly ten minutes down at the sea is the enchanting town of Kalkan. Until the 1920’s, Kalkan was a sleepy fishing village and today it remains an unspoiled despite being a popular spot with tourists. It is a captivating destination awash with nature, historic architecture, bougainvillea-draped streets, rooftop restaurants and sparkling turquoise, crystal clear sea. The busy harbour looks very attractive, full of yachts, gilets and boats awaiting tourists who want to explore the coast or enjoy some watersports. The town enjoys many bathing platforms for sun worshippers, a number of beach clubs and a small central beach. Other beach options nearby are the sandy cove of Kaputas, ten minutes away and the stunning sandy Patara Beach. Sprinkled along the narrow, hilly streets are Ottoman-Greek whitewashed chic boutiques and gift shops selling textiles, clothes, ‘designer’ handbags and very pretty jewellery. The town’s charming restaurants offer varied menus of Turkish mezes, zesty salads and plenty of fresh fish. Boat trips can be taken from Kalkan harbour on traditional gulets or other boats. The gulet trips are wonderful and usually come with a traditional meal. Visitors enjoy exploring the local bays, beaches and sea caves while others go further to Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Turkish coast. Other popular excursions include those to the village of Ucaoyz and glass-bottom boat trips, all of which include swim stops. There are also romantic moonlight cruises and sunset trips. Thrillseekers can be taken to the top of the mountains to paraglide over the coast.
For a total change from beach days, visitors seeking a little adventure enjoy kayaking along the Dalyan River or visiting the majestic and dramatic Saklikent Gorge which was opened as a national park in 1996. The gorge is 18km long and 300m deep. Visitors wade through chilly water, climb, swim and slide through the gorge and its many boulders and tunnels. It is exhilarating and great fun with the fresh mountain water often up to waist height. Guides can lead you through offering so much fun.  River rafting and dining by the waterside are additional options at this fantastic location.

Patara is a fantastic historic site, perfect for an excursion. It boasts an ancient theatre, restored parliament building and impressive Roman baths. The preserved ‘ghost village’ of Kayakoy where hundreds of deserted, Greek-style houses and churches sit eerily on the hillside should also be on your list of excursions. It was abandoned after the Turkish-Greek population exchange of 1923 and is eerily silent.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman Airport


Nearest Town/City Kalkan


Nearest Village Islamar


Nearest Restaurant Bodamya Tepe Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Cinar Market


Nearest Beach Kalkan Public Beach



Islamlar sits 8 km above Kalkan. Once the place Kalkan folk went to cool off at one of the trout farms built to make use of the mountain’s springs. Today Islamlar houses many a villa, enjoyed by Istanbul Turks who prefer a holiday in slightly cooler and cleaner air. Here the locals grow grapes and pomegranates, but you’ll mainly see the men sat gossiping next to the local teahouse. The trout farms remain a place to come for a wonderful fresh meal, or a breakfast consisting of fresh local fare. The rocket will be the freshest & most tasty you’ve ever had; and the fresh chips cooked in olive oil take some beating.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Karasi is ideal for a family holiday. The villa enjoys a wonderful terrace and pool and a fabulous alfresco dining area. Children love barbecues on the terrace and there is likely to be a race for the hammock!

Kalkan is a brilliant resort for families. There are a fantastic range of boat trips from the harbour. Children love swimming in deserted coves, jumping from the boats and off rocks, spotting turtles swimming in the stunning azure waters and snorkeling around the coves. The traditional wooden Turkish gulets offer a fabulous day out with delicious fresh fish lunches cooked and served on the boat plus everyone is given the chance to jump in the sea. You can take boat trips to the small, beautiful, uninhabited island of Kekova. It is a delightful family excursion where you will discover the island’s remains of a sunken ancient city visible below the waves. The ruins are of the trading post, Simena which was destroyed by earthquakes in the second century.

Kalamar Bay boasts a superb range of watersports and a dive school where children can experience dives if they are old enough. Patara Beach’s 20km stretch of silver sand is an excellent beach option for families and is only twenty minutes away. The fascinating, ancient Patara ruins are located at one end of the beach. The ancient village of Patara is set in the middle of a national park where you can walk around 2000 year old Lycian ruins such as the magnificent amphitheatre and triumphal arch. Patara Beach is also an important site for loggerhead turtles which young ones love to spot. The white-shingle cove of Kaputas is also a popular pick. Families that enjoy walking can hike the old-time Lycian Way which meanders along the coast of Ancient Lycia.

Thrill seeking children love kayaking along the Xanthos River to Patara Beach, taking mud baths on the way or trips to the dramatic, magical Salikent Gorge. Children love clambering over rocks, sliding down them, finding tunnels and swimming to get through the gorge. It’s an Indiana-Jones style adventure and to top it off there is an optional river rafting trip at the end.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 1,000 Turkish Lira (or the equivalent in pounds) paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and to be refunded in full upon departure, subject to inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £1,038
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,594
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 10th 2024 £1,860
Sep 10th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £1,594
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £962
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £835
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £1,038
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,594
Jun 28th 2025 - Sep 9th 2025 £1,860
Sep 9th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 £1,594
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £962

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €1,134
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,743
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 10th 2024 €2,033
Sep 10th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €1,743
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,051
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €913
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €1,134
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,743
Jun 28th 2025 - Sep 9th 2025 €2,033
Sep 9th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 €1,743
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €1,051

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $1,232
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,894
Jun 29th 2024 - Sep 10th 2024 $2,209
Sep 10th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $1,894
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,142
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $992
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $1,232
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $1,894
Jun 28th 2025 - Sep 9th 2025 $2,209
Sep 9th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 $1,894
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $1,142

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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