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What Oliver loves…
- The rustic style walls of the villa and the surrounding walls help blend this villa in with its natural surroundings. It’s a beautiful place to stay with stunning views
- In a property perfect for a couple or a small family of 4, this villa promotes relaxing in style: with two private pools (one indoor and one outdoor) as well as a jacuzzi and sauna!
- Kalkan is situated along the Turquoise Coast, so you’ll find beautiful beaches to relax at, with ease!
- Local taxis are cheap and efficient.
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Perfect for a family of four, or a small group, Villa Busra offers an intimate holiday in a beautiful villa located in the thriving holiday destination, Kalkan. Villa Busra is over one floor, which makes accessing the rooms possible for all visitors! And with the rustic style stone walls of the villa, it blends in with the natural vibe of the surrounding area. You have magnificent views of the mountains and the sea from your sun loungers.
The interior of Villa Busra is a mixture of modern and quirky, with unique furnishings and pops of colour. The open plan living space is bright, in part thanks to the white walls, but it also has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that flood the room with natural light. There is a large L shaped sofa around a television, so you’ve got a great location to hang out with your loved ones and chat into the evening or enjoy a movie.
The kitchen and dining space are a sleek black that stands out beautifully against the whitewashed walls. The area offers space for socialising whilst cooking, and as it has been equipped with modern necessities cooking shouldn’t be a chore to anyone in the kitchen. Thanks to the open floor plan, the conversation doesn’t have to end when someone has been nominated chef!
The villa has two bedrooms, both have en-suite bathrooms, and they both have access to a pool. The master suite is completed with a jacuzzi in the room and direct access to the indoor pool. It also has access to a sauna! The second bedroom has access out onto the pool terrace, where there is an outdoor pool. Both bedrooms are bright and are on the ground floor, making them both accessible to all visitors.
From the living space, indoor pool and second bedroom, you have access out onto the pool terrace. Here you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere with palm trees and sun loungers. The private pool has a shallow end with sun loungers, so you can both relax and have a dip in the pool, keeping cool! The terrace also has an outdoor seating arrangement under a fabric roof so you can relax in the shade, and it also has an outdoor dining table. With the addition of the stone barbeque, you have everything you need to just relax and enjoy your time in the sun!
What you should know…
- The back edge of the property has a barrier for added safety, as well as rustic stone walls at the side
- The indoor pool can be heated for a fee
- There are steps that lead into the outdoor pool for ease of access
- The house is close to a local mosque, you will certainly hear the mesmorising call to prayer 5 times a day!
- Take a torch, the road can be dark at night
Villa Busra is a modern holiday home in Kalkan. With tw- en-suite bedrooms, it accommodates up to 4 guests.
- Open-plan living room with patio access
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining table
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, Jacuzzi and access to indoor pool
- Twin bedroom with patio access and shower room
- Indoor heated pool
- Guest toilet
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Shaded dining area
- Built-in barbecue
- Seating area
- Air conditioning
- Flat-screen TV
- Washing machine
Villa Bursa is nestled in the hillside, and surrounded by nature, in the village of Kordere, overlooking the beautiful bay of Kalkan, on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean Sea. The villa is one hundred and twenty five kilometres from Dalaman International Airport, a scenic one and a half hour journey through the Turkish countryside and Taurus mountains.
The quaint town of Kalkan was originally a Greek enclave called Kalamaki, and Ottoman and Hellenic influences can be found in the winding streets of the old town, full of traditional white houses, festooned with colourful bougainvillea. Kalkan is home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars, and souvenir shops full of handcrafted artefacts you’ll want to take home. After dark, the town of Kalkan comes alive, enjoy a cocktail at one of the bars in Old Street, then dine in one of the many romantic rooftop restaurants, with views of the harbour at sunset. From the villa it is a quick walk to a local minimart for provisions for your stay. It’s a short five minute drive into Kalkan, where you can find banks, supermarkets, and a local Sunday and Thursday market.
A ten minute drive will take you down to the picturesque harbour, where you can board a complimentary water taxi to one of the many fabulous beach clubs around the coastline, some with swimming pools and spas, all with on-site sun loungers, parasols, and restaurants. No stay in Kalkan is complete without a boat trip, whether it’s a shared one with family and friends, or you charter your own gulet, for a day out at sea with your favourite captain and crew. All aboard for a day of swimming and snorkelling in beautiful bays, enjoy a lunch of homecooked meze, take afternoon tea, and then sail back to harbour, cocktail in hand to watch the sun set. For the beach bunnies, Kalkan has its own pebble beach with easy access into the sea, and a cosy cafe. Travel further afield, ten minutes down the coast road to the stunning Kaputas Beach, set in a natural gorge. In the other direction, a ten kilometre drive will take you to Patara, where you will find ancient ruins, and twenty kilometres of unspoilt golden sands, with a protected area for the hatching turtles.
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, with a superb Friday market, and where you can step back in time, and discover the Lycian city of Xanthos. Follow the main road to Fethiye, to find 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 an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive away, with ancient sites, a foodie-heaven fish market, and home to some seriously good designer label and fabulous jewellery shopping. Whilst the nearer town of Kas is just twenty-five kilometres away in the other direction, and worth it just for the journey along one of the world’s most stunning and dramatic coastlines. Walk through the working harbour to the cobbled streets full of Ottoman architecture, 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. If you’re feeling intercontinental hop on the twenty-minute ferry from Kas to the Greek island of Meis, where you can explore the mysterious Blue Cave and dine by the water’s edge.
Kalkan Public Beach
(Walking distance )
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.
If you’re a small family looking for the ideal location to relax and unwind, then Villa Busra offers you just that. With a television in the living room, you can enjoy a movie during your downtime with the kids. Or you can head outside and have a splash in the private pool. It has a shallow side so even those who aren’t confident swimmers can be involved. This is in addition to the indoor swimming pool, so you can make the most of the pool time even when the weather isn’t ideal or it’s getting late.
When you head into Kalkan you’ll find various restaurants, and similarly, beaches may have waterfront restaurants as well, perfect for dining out with the family. If you’re a family who loves seafood, then some restaurants near the Taurus Mountains will serve fresh trout from the fresh stream that goes through the mountains.
The mountains are beautiful, and ideal for those who love biking and walking through nature. They can be the backdrop to amazing memories and sights. Additionally, you can explore sights like Xanthos Antik Kenti – one of the most popular ancient sites to visit! It has a small entrance fee but is has a lot of history. Another set of ruins are the Patara ruins, another site with an entrance fee, but this time it’s minutes away from Patara beach which is one of the most popular beaches in Kalkan.
Some of the beaches in the Kalkan area offer a variety of water sports, including snorkelling and scuba diving. In addition to the beaches being a great place to relax, you can also take a boat tour around some parts of the Turquoise Coast which allows you to see other coves, take a dip in the waters and have a great time with your family in the sun.
Kids Activities Close-by
- No car required
- Kid-friendly excursions
- Water excursions/Boat trips
- Beach Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Meal delivery service
- Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
- Transfers Available
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Meal delivery service
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 transfers
- 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 fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||£300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|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.|
|Linen & towels included?||Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Internet access?||The property has complimentary Wi-fi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|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.|
|Other 3||Indoor pool heating can be heated, please request at the time of booking|
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.
Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.
Beautiful Villa, few minor issues but nothing that would outweigh the fantastic holiday we had.
Good points include: spotlessly clean, stunning views, sauna & hammam (trust me go buy some soap and a scrubber and give it a go!) luxurious villa!
Bad points: no welcome pack, lpg gas bottle in the kitchen cupboard makes all the cupboards & drawers smell weird. Daily 7.30am visits from the non English speaking onsite contact, everyday he came round the back and swept the patio and looked in the bins (emptied if over half full) we did have to start closing the blinds because of this which was a shame because the morning view over the bay is incredible but on a couples holiday this could have got embarrassing!
Overall the villa is amazing, the small faults mentioned are more for Oliver’s benefit than the owners, if we’d been aware from the start we wouldn’t have been so bothered or surprised, many other listings had mentioned owners coming by for upkeep. The villa is also next to a mosque so the prayer calls over loudspeakers by the pool that start a 4-5am are loud, although this didn’t bother us. One more thing get a car and not a little Clio/corsa you’ll need a Jeep or something with a bit of oomph. The road into the property is so steep and damaged and unlit so at night especially quite dangerous but taxis are cheap and available 24hrs if you can crack the language barrier, walk down and ask for pick up at Nur Market.
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