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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Mavi is a spacious villa, beautifully furnished for both comfort and style; you will be very comfortable here.
- The villa is set in secluded grounds, with a private drive and amazing panoramic views over Patara Beach to the left and mouse and snake islands down to the right. Incredible sunsets and light breezes create a lovely space to be.
- Lovely one-acre grounds with garden growing figs, olive trees and more, the villa cannot be seen from the road.
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Villa Mavi is a charismatic and contemporary-styled home, executed with sleek yet subtle architecture within a rural location with sweeping vistas. This stylish home, sleeping up to 10, marries natural, local raw materials with modern design, set within its own secluded and tranquil estate, overlooking a stunning pool with Roman steps. The pool area has sunbeds and sunshades, spaciously scattered around the edge. The villa is private and enjoys the nature village atmosphere. The terrace surrounding the villa has plenty of seating and dining chairs.
Indoor and outdoor living blend seamlessly at this vibrant dwelling; French windows lead from airy and cool interiors to the terrace. The villa enjoys panoramic views across towards Patara Beach, enjoying spectacular sunsets. Plenty of places to enjoy morning coffee or sit in the shade for sundowner cocktails.
Villa Mavi offers vibrant and fresh interiors with abundant natural daylight, understated finishes and an airy and uncluttered tone. A subtle palette of soft whites, creams and earthy tones blends with a minimalist aesthetic. Open plan living is flawlessly executed, with striking simplicity and touches of opulence, elegant lighting, accents of colour and travertine flooring.
The bedrooms are just to die for! Tastefully understated, they offer crisp quality linen and pure tranquillity. Villa Mavi can accommodate ten guests across five bedrooms. The four doubles enjoy ensuite bathrooms, whilst the twin bedroom on the ground floor has its bathroom adjacent.
This home offers impeccably styled interiors, with subtle nods to the local style, touches of nautical blues and turquoise shades, stylish spaces for outdoor living, along with shaded veranda and dining terrace. Villa Mavi blends a traditional, rural Turkish setting with discreet luxury and flawless design - an ideal family retreat in the fresh hillside air with sparkling sea views!
What you should know…
- A vehicle is necessary to benefit from all this rich and varied region has to offer; there is ample parking space for up to four cars.
- Islamlar village benefits from cooler air than nearby Kalkan, which is fabulous in high season. In low season months, you may need an extra layer for cooler evenings
- Toddlers will need to be monitored by the pool area
- There is local satelite but bring a firestick if you want a wider choice of programmes.
- Being set in the rural village you may hear noises of animals and the call of the mosque, this all adds to the amazing atmosphere.
- Fully-equipped modern kitchen, dining area adjacent
- Spacious sitting room
- Twin bedroom, doors to terrace
- Bathroom (shower)
- 3 x Double bedroom, French windows to wrap around balcony, ensuite shower rooms
- Double bedroom, French windows to balcony, ensuite shower room
- Roof Terrace with Ottoman seating plus two sunlongers.
- 10m Swimming pool, Grecian Steps, shallow end
- 8 sunbeds, 2 large sun umbrellas
- Variety of outside furniture including tables and chairs for alfresco dining
- Electric Oven / Hob
- Washing Machine
- Nespresso Machine (bring your own capsules)
- Air conditioning
- iPod Dock
- Iron & Ironing board
- Library of books and DVD's
Villa Mavi is a short distance from Islamlar. Within a short drive or long walk, you have a choice of cafes, restaurants & a couple of food shops. Islamlar is known for its locally styled, family-run restaurants - the closest is less than a mile away. Whether it be beaches, the Saklikent National Park, or the Patara Ancient site, this is a region of stunning and varied natural beauty.
Beautiful Islamlar is in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, yet close to local restaurants, for a blend of rural beauty along with traditional small-town Turkey. The village provides an insight into rural Turkish life which has remained unchanged for generations. Full of olive groves, pomegranate trees and vines, where the flour for the bakery is still ground using an old water-powered millstone. The region is known for its freshwater trout restaurants.
Kalkan and the beaches are only about fifteen minutes drive, whilst the local restaurants serve authentic Turkish food using locally produced organic ingredients.
Away from the glitzy resorts and the bustle of the tourists, Islamlar offers refreshing retreat, being slightly cooler than at sea level; city dwellers head to the Islamlar restaurants for respite from the heat, whilst the region is a natural choice for walkers with the famous Lycian Way.
For more classic resort-style amenities, Kalkan offers well-heeled restaurants, smart boutiques for shopping, as well as long stretches of sandy beaches with clear waters. Whether it be boat trips, water sports or mooching around local markets, Kalkan has abundant options for visitors to soak up the local flavour whilst enjoying a taste of authentic Turkey.
Patara Beach and Ruins
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.
Children of all ages will delight at this sleek and modern home. With its airy proportions, this is an ideal space for the family to come together and reconnect. Here in Islamlar you are away from the crowds and strains of modern life. Children will love the novelty of alfresco dining and will be able to spend hours perfecting their swimming skills in the pool. When they are bored with all the villa offers the village will have lots to intrigue them. Turks love children, and they will be welcomed with a smile where ever you go. Make sure you get a peek at the village flour mill with its huge grinding stone, the trout pools and you'll be welcomed to visit the mosque too.
In Kalkan town, youngsters can take advantage of an array of watersports including scuba diving and snorkelling. There are also lovely family-friendly beach clubs that have calm waters and soft sands. Popular beaches are Kaputas Beach and Patara Beach. Islamlar is surrounded by many historical sites with intriguing ruins, promising a great day out for the kids.
Families can enjoy wonderful excursions quad-biking in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains or canoeing on the Xanthos River. Kalkan harbour offers an array of family-friendly restaurants.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
- Fenced Grounds
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Transfers Available
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||A security deposit isn't required but you will be liable for any damage or breakages during your stay.|
|Arrival time||16:00 onwards|
|Departure time||10.00 on day of departure|
|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. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. Daily cleans can be arranged for an additional cost.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|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.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that on occasions, in Turkey, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.|
|Other 2||In Turkey the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory. In these cases a bathroom bin is provided.|
|Pool heating charge?||Pool heating will only be used in low season, if temperatures dictate. There will be no extra charge for this, however clients must request at the time of booking.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
Travelling to Turkey
All British (and most other nationalities) citizens require a full 10 year passport with at least 6 months validity to enter Turkey. You must obtain a visa prior to departure via the following Turkish Government Website. Please refer to the Electronic Visa Application System or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport.
Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 29th 2024||£2,688|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||£2,352|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024||£2,688|
|Jun 24th 2024 - Aug 15th 2024||£4,032|
|Aug 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||£3,360|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025||£2,688|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||£2,352|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||£2,688|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 29th 2024||€2,940|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||€2,572|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024||€2,940|
|Jun 24th 2024 - Aug 15th 2024||€4,409|
|Aug 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||€3,674|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025||€2,940|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||€2,572|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||€2,940|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 29th 2024||$3,167|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||$2,771|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024||$3,167|
|Jun 24th 2024 - Aug 15th 2024||$4,750|
|Aug 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||$3,959|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025||$3,167|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||$2,771|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025||$3,167|
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.
Villa Mavi, Islamlar, Turkey
John and Katy Halestrap
How long have you owned the property?
We built it, John fell in love with the site and bought, half a mountain, as you do.
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The peace, the views, the fact it is isolated but so close to town. It has a really special feeling difficult to convey in words. Feels so peaceful.
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It’s very near the Lycian way, so walking is amazing. The ancient aqueduct passes nearby and used to feed Patara city. The amazing ruins are pretty well intact a few miles away. Islamlar used to be a Greek village until the Greek resettlement and was called Bodamya.
Do you have a favourite room in the property?
Difficult to say, love the main downstairs area. It is a second home and our guests enjoy the fact it isn’t soulless and is full of character. Personally I love the outside space, having coffee or cocktails on the terrace looking down at the views.
For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
- Walking on Lycian way
- Shopping and eating in Kalkan
- Boat trips
- Sakilkent gorge, walk the gorge and enjoy a pancake on the floating rafts or even take a inflated tyre thing down the river, although it is very cold, it is really good fun.
- Brilliant beach clubs, with great food
... Really see?
- Patara ancient city and the Patara beach 17km of unspoilt coastline, with turtles.
- Xanthos, beautiful ancient site with a sad storyKekova to see the sunken city is a must, so outstandingly beautiful.
- Kas a local town with an amazing drive
- Take a trip over to the Greek Island of Castellorizo see the blue cave and have lunch on the quay, this is a firm favourite of ours.Food wise, there is something for every taste and budget, the standard has improved vastly over the years. Would recommend booking a table at Mahal beach club in the evening, right on the water, and have fabulous food and watch the turtles swim by.
... Really Eat?
- Down by the harbour there are lots of restaurants to choose from and afterwards something for all ages, we like Mohitos for a bit of club type music and drinks, but if you want to party then there are a few really lively bars, which are safe for younger guests, I haven’t heard of any problems with this so far.
- Locally there are trout and meze restaurants but they are very basic, very friendly and welcoming, a real flavour of authentic non tourist Turkey.
- The local Kalkan greengrocer is incredible if you like to cook
- Some reasonable Turkish wines but if you are a wine critic probably not
- Meze is amazing there, and generally that’s all I eat. But grilled meat and fabulous sea bass are a must.
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
- Well think I’ve covered it above. Take music, lots of books and chill.
When you arrive at Villa Sahin you know you are arriving somewhere exclusive. The long private drive to the front door makes your arrival feel very special. Once inside the villa you can appreciate the stunning interior. The owners obviously have great taste in combining interesting colours with exceptionally wonderful pieces of artwork. It feels spacious and airy and offers everything you could want regarding interior seating areas and dining facilities. As a family, we have rarely eaten or sat indoors as the jewel in the crown is the outdoor facilities and the spectacular view. The owners have thought of everything. There are plenty of comfortable loungers and a wonderful seating/dining area to appreciate the view for many hours!
The bedrooms are all comfortable and again, offer guests everything they would require when on holiday. Villa Sahin has the added bonus of offering a bedroom on the top floor with an amazing outside terrace. All the outside areas are very private, another bonus.
Kalkan is a short taxi drive away and is a delightful town. It’s an historical town offering very good examples of Ottoman Greek architecture. The choices of restaurants are extensive and the food is of a high quality.
We have been going to Villa Sahin for several years and each year the owners have improved it, either repainting it or upgrading the furniture. We have travelled extensively over the years but we have never experienced such a beautifully equipped villa in such a stunning area which is why we return year after year.
We stayed at Villa Sahin in 2021. We really needed some peaceful downtime and Villa Sahin proved that and more. The Villa is beautifully decorated throughout and is spotlessly clean and tidy. A lot of thought has been put into its decoration to make it feel like home. The garden is stunning with olive trees and plants scattered throughout the grounds. It has three charming patio areas and a breath taking view across Kalkan. The pool is clear and inviting and I swam every day we were there. I can’t recommend Villa Sahin enough and I look forward to our return..
What an amazing experience staying at Villa Sahin. Situated in a stunning location high above Kalkan which is only 15mins away, this is the perfect property and location for a group/family to find balance between the hub of Kalkan and the tranquillity of the villa. With a large pool and multiple terracing including a secret roof deck, this villa has it all and provides huge amounts of space to accommodate large families. Completely air conditioned with wonderful kitchen and very comfortable bedrooms, it felt like home from home. We would highly recommend staying in this fantastic villa for those looking for an authentic Kalkan experience with its close proximity to a small village and multiple restaurants.
The villa is amazing!
So much space inside and out, from top of the house yoga areas and chill out zone, ground floor lounge with amazing art and sofas, to outside relaxation areas and pool. Most importantly the views are outstanding and natural Turkish beauty. The villa is so well appointed you will want for nothing. Close to shops supermarkets and restaurants. Can't wait for my next visit.
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