Villa Zeynep

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Pool Villa/House Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Zeynep, one of two identical sister villas, offers a secluded and contemporary mountain retreat in the charming village of Islamlar. Despite its hidden location, it is conveniently only fifteen minutes away from the vibrant coastal town of Kalkan. This spacious two-bedroom villa, accommodating up to four guests, provides the perfect escape for those seeking peace and solitude.

The villa features charming whitewashed natural stone walls that enclose a meticulously sculpted garden. The private pool offers exceptional privacy, creating a serene space to relax and rejuvenate. Additionally, the villa's mountain location provides a pleasant breeze, particularly welcoming during the hottest months of July and August. Villa Zeynep provides a unique opportunity to experience the essence of the region while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences.

The villa's design maximizes its integration with the tranquil natural surroundings, blending seamlessly with the lush greenery. The architecture showcases a fresh and appealing style. Spanning two stories, the villa boasts large picture windows at the rear, framing views of the swimming pool, garden, and ancient olive trees. Inside, the decor exudes effortless chic, combining neutral pastel tones and white walls with slate grey fixtures and fittings.

While cooking may not be on your holiday agenda, the contemporary Italian-style kitchen is fully equipped should you wish to indulge in creating scrumptious meze dishes. The open-plan living area provides a comfortable and relaxing space to unwind. The villa promotes a harmonious flow between indoor and outdoor living, with large glass doors seamlessly connecting the interior to the exterior. You can effortlessly enjoy the best of both worlds. Whether you choose to laze by the pool deck, relax in the shaded outdoor lounge, or savor a meal prepared on the built-in barbecue, Villa Zeynep caters to your every whim.

The sleeping quarters are located on the far side of the villa, spread across the ground and first floors. A staircase leads to the romantic galleried master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Outside, a comfortably furnished corner balcony offers splendid mountain views. The second master bedroom, located downstairs, is equally elegant and spacious, featuring a generously sized freestanding jacuzzi bath and doors opening onto the pool terrace.

Villa Zeynep promises the ultimate relaxation experience. Embrace the tranquility and privacy of the villa or venture out to explore the rustic mountain village life and awe-inspiring vistas that encompass it.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • To make the most of your experience staying in this region and to really delve into all it has to offer, car hire a must
  • Some of the photos are of the sister villa next door which is, more or less, identical, Villa Zeki. An ideal choice for two families holidaying together as you can still enjoy your own privacy while being together as much as you like
  • Islamlar is a little cooler than Kalkan, quite a relief in summer but may be cold evenings in Spring and Autumn.

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 Dishwasher All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

Villa Zeynep
Villa Zeynep is a 2-bedroom villa sleeping 4 guests located in the village of Islamar.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed, in-room Jacuzzi bath tub and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, 1.45m depth)
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zeynep
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Islamlar, near Kalkan, is very much an escape from it all destination, offering a sense of authentic Turkish Village life within striking distance of the turquoise coast. Direct daily flights from the UK, an enjoyable 95-minute transfer together with a consistent Mediterranean climate make this region one of the most desirable choices for your well-deserved vacation. This rural corner has remained very much untouched for centuries, with agricultural traditions being the beating heart of the local community. Islamlar is a quintessential rural settlement within a fifteen minute drive of the picture-postcard and elegant harbour town of Kalkan, famed for its charming, cobbled passageways, archetypal waterfront, and seriously chic roof terrace restaurants.

Perched on the foothills of the Taurus range, the landscape adopts a lusher tone than nearby Kalkan. The hillsides amok with vines, an abundance of fruit trees and a stream that runs down the valley, flanked by trout restaurants. Once a Greek settlement, and known locally as Bodemya, the area enjoys a calm breeze, created by the flowing spring waters which run off the mountains. Traditionally, it was popular for the wealthy merchants from Kalkan to maintain a second home here to escape the intense summer heat. The area is criss-crossed by the ancient Lycian way, a demanding walking trail affording some of the most scenic panoramic vistas you can imagine.

The village is dotted with intriguing small restaurants, servicing the local community and villa trade, many of which enjoy sensational views across the valley below and beyond to Mouse and Snake islands. Enjoy the low key atmosphere and relaxingly refreshing ambience. The village still retains two working mills where villagers bring their grains to be turned into flower. Unwind to the soothing tune of the water mill while sipping on a chilled glass of wine from a vineyard local to the area. The fare is authentic, local, and bursting with flavour, produced on the fertile plains of the valley by self-sufficient locals.

Descend from the mountainous passes to the sparkling inky sea. A plethora of upmarket beach clubs ring the horseshoe bay where Kalkan proudly takes centre stage. This relaxing and well serviced concept makes it easy to spend time lingering and socialising by the water’s edge. Kaputas, is probably the most photographed beach in this southwestern corner of Turkey and is well worth a visit, just 10 minutes east of Kalkan. Venture, a similar distance in the other direction, west, to the ancient city of Patara. The beautiful golden sand is a breeding ground for the loggerhead turtles, strict conservation restrictions have ensured this 18 kilometre shoreline remains undeveloped. Behind the dunes we recommend you explore the ancient port which is possibly the most fascinating Lycian site in the region.

There is a myriad of interesting places to explore and time can easily be spent between relaxation and exploration on land or at sea. Whether you wish to visit ancient sites, sail on a traditional wooden gulet from cove to cove or enjoy an exhilarating morning of canyoning. There is something to be enjoyed by everyone. Islamlar is a fine base from which to explore the very best of the Turquoise Coast.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman Airport

(119km)

Nearest Town/City Kalkan

(6.2km)

Nearest Village Islamar

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Bodamya Tepe Restaurant

(600m)

Nearest Supermarket Cinar Market

(1.8km)

Nearest Beach Kalkan Public Beach

(6.8km)

Islamlar

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.

Kids

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

Villa Zeynep and Villa Zeki are the perfect choice for multigenerational family holidays and groups of friends travelling together. Sitting side by side, they provide the opportunity for all Guests to have some quality time together while also providing some privacy when needed too. The walled swimming pool and gardens mean the children can roam freely and in view while you relax and enjoy. Days can easily be whiled away watching the children splashing in and out of the swimming pool while the large open plan indoor- outdoor living space is the perfect spot for long al fresco family dinners.

Villa Zeynep is a great base from which to explore the wider region. The area is cluttered with ancient historical sites which feel more like living museums and you are likely to be there entirely by yourselves: ancient amphitheatre and basilica arches lie as they fell and are even more special for it. Even those with little appetite for history will enjoy the enigmatic creatures and wildlife hidden in the arid scrublands. Little people will enjoy spotting curious insects as well as colourful butterflies.

Learning to cook Turkish cuisine in a rustic and authentic setting is another Kalkan holiday bucket list experience and it won’t be limited to a hundred dishes with aubergine! Local Gastronomists will take you on a guided tour through Turkey’s regional delicacies, vast and varied history and social customs. There will be the opportunity to pick the freshest of ingredients straight from the garden, meet local suppliers, roll your sleeves up and of course devour your culinary masterpiece.

Back down to the coast and a day on a traditional wooden gulet is likely to be the highlight of the holiday. This is the perfect way to explore the sparkling coastline, visiting quiet bays and tranquil coves. There are always plenty of stops for snorkelling, swimming and a leisurely lunch is usually served aboard too.

Whether you are seeking glorious beaches, exhilarating water sports or a quiet afternoon trek, this region very much has something to cater for all.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

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 £250 is to be paid on arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
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 and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
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, loss of personal belongings, personal 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.

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. UK passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date. For all other passports please visit the Turkish Government Website or the Turkish Consulate for details of whether you require a visa or not.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £1,673
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,195
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £1,135
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £920
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £717
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £837
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 £1,004
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,171
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £1,338
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £1,673
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £1,338
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £1,171
Nov 1st 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £1,004

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €1,988
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,420
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €1,349
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €1,093
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €852
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €994
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 €1,193
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €1,392
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €1,590
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €1,988
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €1,590
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €1,392
Nov 1st 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €1,193

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,171
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,551
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $1,473
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $1,194
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $931
Jan 1st 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $1,086
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 $1,303
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $1,520
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $1,737
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $2,171
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $1,737
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $1,520
Nov 1st 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $1,303

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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