Villa Alara 1

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Self-Catered Beach Nearby All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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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Enjoy a luxury holiday in a villa with a view when you stay at Alara 1. Villa Alara 1 has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is set in the olive groves of Kordere, with panoramic Mediterranean Sea views of the tourist hot spot of Kalkan, the original old town, and working harbour. This single storey west-facing villa has the added value extra of stunning sunsets, and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, fabulous for family or friends’ sharing.

The villa is beautifully furnished with local woods, neutral colours, with highlights of Turquoise Coast blues. The contemporary living area is open plan, and flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning sea views. The seating area has two large comfy elephant grey sofas and a contrasting electric blue armchair, coffee table, and a flat screen television. The adjacent dining area has a modern six-seater table and chairs, perfect for indoor entertaining. A well-equipped natural wood and black marble kitchen has a four-ring hob and oven, a family-size fridge-freezer, a dishwasher, and that all important coffee maker.

On the same floor there are three ensuite double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size fret work wooden bed, wardrobes, bedside tables, and a plush armchair. There is an inviting Jacuzzi within the master bedroom, and an en-suite marble bathroom with walk-in shower, single handbasin, and WC. The second bedroom has a double carved wooden bed, vanity unit, wardrobes, an armchair and table and an en-suite marble walk-in shower room. Both of these bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows giving direct access onto the pool terrace, perfect for an early morning refreshing swim. The third bedroom is a twin room with two wooden single beds, wardrobes and vanity unit and an en-suite shower room.

Step out of the living area onto a tiled terrace, where there is a very impressive infinity swimming pool, with an easy entry roman steps shallow end, and a Jacuzzi for some fun in the sun cocktail time. The pool is surrounded by six cushioned sun loungers, and a relaxing seating area, just the place for morning coffee or evening drinks watching the sun set over the yard arm. The terrace is also home to a six-seater dining table and chairs with a barbeque, perfect for some alfresco entertaining under the stars.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is built on a very steep hill, and is not suitable for walking into town, however local taxis are very inexpensive and readily available

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living area with flat screen TV and sliding doors to the pool terrace
- Fully- equipped kitchen
- Dining for 6
- Double bedroom with jacuzzi bath and en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and direct pool access
- Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room.

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity pool with integral Jacuzzi (10m x 4m, 1.6m depth)
- 6 sunbeds
- Shaded dining area for 6
- Coffee table and chairs
- Barbecue
- Landscaped gardens

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Safe
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alara 1
Beach Nearby Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips Seafront
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Villa Alara 1 is set in a group of three villas elevated in the green hills of Kordere overlooking the exclusive town of Kalkan. The town of Kalkan is 125 kilometres from Dalaman Airport, a scenic one and a half hour journey through the Turkish countryside and Taurus mountains. Originally a Greek enclave called Kalamaki, Ottoman and Hellenic influences can be found in the winding streets of the old town, full of traditional white houses and home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars, and souvenir shops full of goodies you’ll want to take home. No stay in Kalkan is complete without a boat trip from the harbour, whether it’s a shared one with family and friends or you charter your own gulet, a day out at sea with your favourite captain and crew, is one to treasure. All aboard for a day of swimming and snorkelling in beautiful bays, enjoy a meal of local homecooked meze, take afternoon tea, and then sail back to harbour cocktail in hand to watch the sunset.

For the beach bunnies, Kalkan has its own pebble beach with easy access into the sea. Travel further afield to the stunning Kaputas Beach set in a natural gorge, or take a trip to Patara, where you will find twenty kilometres of unspoilt golden sands and a protected area for the hatching turtles. Kalkan is home to a number of beach clubs along the length of its coastline, have some fun in the sun at family-friendly resorts offering water sports and swimming pools, or relax and unwind at exclusive luxury destinations and be waited on hand and foot whilst enjoying alfresco spa treatments. For those with itchy feet the Lycian Way walking trail cuts through Kalkan. Follow in the footsteps of thousands of years of history, as you trek the trail taking you through major archaeological sites, local villages, dramatic coastlines, and the areas’ flora and fauna. Take a short journey to the town of Kinik, where you can step back in time to the Lycian city of Xanthos.

Follow the D400 to Fethiye, and discover the historical sites of Patara, Letoon, Tlos, and Pinara, where you can see the ancient ruins, amphitheatres and temples with Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine influences. The harbour town of Fethiye is also full of ancient sites worth seeing, as well as a foodie-heaven fish market, and home to some seriously good designer labels and fabulous jewellery shopping. Whilst the nearer town of Kas is just twenty-five kilometres away, and worth the journey alone along one of the world’s most stunning and dramatic coastlines. Walk through the harbour to the cobbled streets full of Ottoman architecture and overhanging balconies festooned with pastel coloured bougainvillaea, barter for unique handmade and antique goods in its many shops, and make memories dining in one of the traditional restaurants serving authentic Turkish cuisine with mesmerising sea views.

And if you’re feeling intercontinental hop on the twenty-minute ferry from Kas to the Greek island of Meis, where you can explore the Blue Cave and dine by the water’s edge.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman International Airport

(85.1km)

Nearest Village Kalkan Village

(4.6km)

Nearest Restaurant Taraca Restaurant

(2.7km)

Nearest Beach Indigo Beach Club

(5.1km)

Nearest Supermarket Migros Supermarket

(3.5km)

Sightseeing Patara Beach and Ancient City

(18.2km)

Kalkan

Kalkan has become boutique resorts, with cobbled streets and converted Greek houses, which belonged to the Greek merchants before the exchange of population in the 1920’s. Once quiet fishing harbours these days you are more likely to see traditional wooden gulets taking tourists to soak up rays on the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean. A boat trip is a must do, from the boat you can snorkel and usually a delicious lunch is prepared on board. Keen walkers should check out the Lycian way for designated walking paths in the area.

You cannot come to this area without spending  some time exploring the many Lycian sights, such as Xanthos, Patara, Myra or the sunken city of Kekova.

Patara is said to be where democracy started (they excavated stone voting block) and is also said to be the birthplace of St Nicholas, who became bishop at nearby Myra. The ruins here include an ancient theatre, city walls, government build and agora. The lighthouse on the site is said to be the earliest of its kind. Visit Patara in the late afternoon and finish the trip with a drink on the sandy beach watching the amazing sunset.

The Salikent Gorge is a great place to visit, especially if you want to cool off in the fresh waters whilst walking up the gorge. For the more energetic there are rafts and rings to ride the flowing waters. Further down you can enjoy a day canoeing toward the 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.

By night both Kalkan and Kas come alive. Kas has more of a bohemian feel, people ambling through the cobbled streets, passing the ancient tomb in the street, haggling for textiles, carpets and other goodies, maybe stopping for the traditional Turkish ‘maras’ ice cream, a tulip-shaped glass of tea or a wonderful kebab in the shadow of the mosque. Most of the villas in Kas are just out of town on the Cukurbag Peninsula. A reasonable (5km) taxi or Dolmus (local bus) ride into town. Be sure to try the Piyaz, a white bean salad with tahini sauce.

Travelling along the coast, towards Kalkan you pass the modern marina, the children’s beach park (run by the local hotel school) and halfway to Kalkan the stunning Kaputas Beach, cut in a gorge with all different shades of turquoise in the sea.

Kalkan is a more sophisticated resort, with the villas built onto the mountainside. Evening are spent enjoying the rooftop restaurants, perched on the top of the old ‘konak’ houses. Then wandering to a seaside bar for a cocktail, after shopping for glass lanterns, Iznik pottery, handbags or pestemel towel. Do visit the ‘pastane’, local patisseries which do the most delicious morning pastries and you must try the ‘Gozleme’ pancakes at the Thursday market.

Other things to do in the area include scuba diving as the visibility is excellent, paragliding, horseriding on Patara Beach or kayaking around the sunken ruins at Kekova.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Kalkan is the perfect holiday hot spot for kids of all ages. Starting with the villa’s private infinity pool and jacuzzi, as there’s no set hours, your children can swim and splash all day. Take a short drive down to the harbour and hop aboard a dedicated sea taxi to one of the many beach clubs. Start with the family-friendly JoJo’s with its sandy beach and water sports, or Zest’s stunning setting with huge infinity and kid’s swimming pools, to the sophisticated Villa Mahal with bathing and diving platforms and the laid-back cool Palm Beach.

In the pretty town of Kalkan you will find an original authentic Turkish village full of winding streets of white-washed houses, child-friendly restaurants and cafes, and shops galore selling souvenirs. For your little daredevils, Aristos Water Sports will take them on exhilarating sea rides, tandem parasailing, jet skis, and racing speed boats. For the not so adventurous Kalkan has its own public pebble beach, with sunbeds and brollies and safe entry into the calm sea. A trip to Kalkan isn’t complete without a lazy day at sea on one of the traditional gulets that leave the harbour daily, with stopovers at beautiful bays, mud bath inlets, super swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Turquoise Coast, not to mention the magnificent meze lunch with freshly caught fish, then sail home and turtle spot as the sunsets. Whilst you are in town book a day trip for all the family. Enjoy a jeep safari through the local villages, see the natural flora and fauna, and ride the famous Patara sand dunes. Go further afield to Saklikent Gorge, where you can walk through a flowing river to a magnificent waterfall. Take a trip to Kekova and see a sunken city through a glass-bottomed boat. On the way to Fethiye stop off at the ghost town of Kaya, where you can explore the ruins of an abandoned Greek town with original houses, churches and chapels.

The town of Olu Deniz offers the best of both worlds, with stunning sandy beaches with easy entry shallow waters, and a magnificent one thousand seven hundred metre cable car ride up to the top of Mount Babadag, from where you can tandem paraglide and land back where you started. A short boat taxi journey from Olu Deniz will take you to Butterfly Valley, where your children can discover over eighty species of beautiful butterflies in nature’s garden.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

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 There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
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? 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 and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - May 1st 2023 £1,135
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £1,661
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £2,330
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £3,882
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £2,389
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £1,613
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £1,135
Dec 31st 2023 - Apr 29th 2024 £1,135
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £1,661
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,330
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 £3,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - May 1st 2023 €1,188
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €1,739
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €2,439
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €4,065
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €2,501
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €1,689
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €1,188
Dec 31st 2023 - Apr 29th 2024 €1,188
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €1,739
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,439
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 €4,065

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - May 1st 2023 $1,285
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $1,880
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $2,637
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $4,394
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $2,704
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,826
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $1,285
Dec 31st 2023 - Apr 29th 2024 $1,285
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $1,880
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,637
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 $4,394

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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