Villa Zeynep

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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

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Villa Zeynep is one of two identical sister villas. Contemporary and secluded these mountain retreats are hidden away in the village of Islamlar, yet only fifteen minutes from the sun-baked coastal town of Kalkan. This two-bedroom villa sleeps up to four and is deceptively spacious, ideal for those seeking peace and solitude. Whitewashed natural stone walls encase the immaculately sculpted garden and the private pool offers an outstanding degree of privacy and intimacy, an utterly serene space to refresh and renew. The mountain location enjoys a slight breeze which is especially welcome during the hottest months of July and August. Villa Zeynep affords a unique opportunity to capture the essence of the region, while having every creature comfort and mod con available.

This light and airy new villa takes full advantage of the tranquil surrounding nature and greenery whilst blending subtly with the environment. The architectural design is fresh and attractive. Built on two stories, huge picture windows at the rear of the house frame the swimming pool, garden and gnarled olive trees beyond. Inside, the décor is effortlessly chic. Neutral pastel tones and white walls are balanced by slate grey fixtures and fittings.

While you may not have come on holiday to cook, the contemporary Italian style Kitchen is fully equipped should you wish to create an array of scrumptious meze. The open plan living area is comfortably relaxed and the perfect spot to linger. There is a real sense of inside-outside living space, the large glass doors open allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds with very little effort. Lazy days can be spent hanging between the pool deck, shaded outdoor lounge and there is also a built-in barbecue for those evenings you do not want to leave.

Sleeping quarters are located to the far side of the house and are divided between the ground and first floor. A staircase leads to the romantic galleried master bedroom with en-suite. Outside, there is a comfortably furnished corner balcony with magnificent mountain views. The second master bedroom is located downstairs and is equally as elegant and roomy but with the added benefit of a spacious freestanding jacuzzi bath and doors open onto the pool terrace.

Villa Zeynep is the ultimate relaxation location. Switch off from the everyday in the privacy of the villa, or put your shoes on and explore rustic mountain village life and jaw dropping vistas.

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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
  • There is a 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

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ 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


About the surrounding area of Villa Zeynep
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.

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 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

  • 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

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.

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
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of £40 Nov to April, £30 Oct & May (to be paid locally on arrival). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £566
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £623
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £713
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £849
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £1,245
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £951
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £849
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £713
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £566
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £623
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £713
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £849
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £1,245

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €598
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €658
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €753
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €897
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €1,315
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,004
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €897
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €753
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €598
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €658
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €753
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €897
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €1,315

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $659
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $725
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $830
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $988
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $1,449
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $1,107
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $988
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $830
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $659
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $725
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $830
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $988
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $1,449

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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