Villa Mavi

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

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 to Patara Beach, enjoying spectacular sunsets. There is 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 along with 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, the touches of nautical blues and turquoises, the 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!

Oliver Approved

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.

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 Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD Working Fireplace

The Villa

Ground Floor

- Fully-equipped modern kitchen, dining area adjacent
- Spacious sitting room
- Twin bedroom, doors to terrace
- Bathroom (shower)

First Floor

- 3 x Double bedroom, French windows to wrap around balcony, ensuite shower rooms

Second Floor

- 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
- Barbecue


- Electric Oven / Hob
- Dishwasher
- Washing Machine
- Toaster
- Kettle
- Nespresso Machine (bring your own capsules)
- Juicer
- TV
- Fireplace
- Airconditioning
- Wifi
- iPod Dock
- Iron & Ironing board
- Library of books and DVD's




About the surrounding area of Villa Mavi
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Town/City Islamlar


Nearest Town/City Kalkan


Nearest Restaurant Various


Nearest Shop Express Market


Nearest Beach Kalkan Beach


Sightseeing 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.


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

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
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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.

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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2023 £2,688
Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £2,688
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 £2,688
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 11th 2023 £4,032
Sep 11th 2023 - Mar 28th 2024 £2,688
Mar 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,688
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £2,688
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £4,032

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2023 €2,839
Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €2,839
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 €2,839
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 11th 2023 €4,258
Sep 11th 2023 - Mar 28th 2024 €2,839
Mar 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,839
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €2,839
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €4,258

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2023 $3,128
Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $3,128
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 $3,128
Jun 30th 2023 - Sep 11th 2023 $4,692
Sep 11th 2023 - Mar 28th 2024 $3,128
Mar 28th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $3,128
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $3,128
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $4,692

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.

Owner Profile

Property Name:
Villa Mavi, Islamlar, Turkey

Property Owners:
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...

...Really do?

  • 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.





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