Villa Kaktus

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Four-bedroomed Villa Kaktus ticks boxes on your wish-list for a luxurious holiday escape. Beautiful location? Check. ‘Luxe’ facilities? Check. Serene ambience? Check. Check. Check. Set in a peaceful and secluded area of Kalkan on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast, it boasts panoramic coastal views, and if you swim right up to the edge of the pool, you’ll have a bird's eye view of town and sea below.

The substantial property has undergone a complete renovation and is decorated with modern and light furnishings, dotted with the right amount of vibrant colour and traditionally Turkish features. There is more than a nod to the Ottoman style seen in Istanbul's lavish palaces. The pool is probably the main standout feature – large, and complete with an explorable cave, waterfall and two waterslides. We must give honourable mentions to the terrace with cushioned loungers and chairs, and the beautiful kosk too – a shaded area that’s complete with a hammock, cushions and a classic Turkish Kilim (rug) – for a relaxing place to while away the afternoon.

Oh, and if that’s not enough, the main pool feeds into an indoor pool (with a retractable roof) too. Inside, you’ll find the open-plan contemporary living and dining area with plenty of places to sit, alongside a fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. The four bedrooms (two doubles and two twins) are en-suite, and the double bedrooms are coastal facing with showers, balconies, and one has a Jacuzzi bath within the bedroom itself for a truly tranquil and luxurious experience.

Extra features at this state-of-the-art villa include a games and cinema room for children (and adults), a sauna and a gym. There’s also a lush garden surrounding the property, two BBQ's (one stone built and the other free-standing) for dining al fresco, alongside an indoor and outdoor kids play area, including a tree house and climbing wall. Couple all this and the amazing vistas, and you can see why Villa Kaktus is popular. If you can bring yourself to leave (we’ll forgive if you don’t), Kalkan town, with its array of rooftop restaurants, lies just a few minutes' drive away.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is within ealking distance of Kalkan's cobbled streets with local restaurants, shops and bars. It's worth taking a taxi back to the villa as the walk back is uphill.
  • The property is private and secluded, yet the owners have thought of everything, including an extensive security alarm system and external CCTV, for extra peace of mind.
  • Villa Kaktus is designed to comfortably sleep eight. The cinema room can be used as a children’s bedroom (up to four children can sleep there if required, on single-sized mattresses), and one of the twin bedrooms can be configured as a double.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Indoor Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Cable TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace

- Salt water heated indoor pool has retractable roof and walls, with a swing, sand, waterfall and relaxation area
- Cinema room, can be used as a children’s bedroom (up to 4 children)
- Full size Hamam (Turkish bath), masseurs to be booked and charged as extra
- Sauna
- Large fully-equipped gymnasium
- Games room
- Secondary kitchen
- Open plan living room and beautiful fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
- Separate TV room with large comfortable sofas
- Double Master bedrooms with jacuzzi bath, ensuite bathroom, double shower, balcony
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom,double shower, balcony
- 2 twin bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
- Hairdryers
- Roof terrace and roof-room

- Saltwater outdoor pool with two slides and a waterfall which conceals an explorable cave
- Poolside bar
- Poolside shower
- Sunbeds
- Alfresco dining table
- Kosk
- Barbecue
- Rock garden, herb garden, fruit trees
- Play area, Tree house, climbing wall, swing, slide
- Automatic gates with space for 3 cars

- Cold water jacuzzi
- WiFi, Mesh network system
- USB ports throughout
- Security alarm system and external CCTV
- Satellite TV


About the surrounding area of Villa Kaktus
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Kaktus in a secluded area of Kalkan and overlooks the turquoise coastline. The old fishing town (a short drive away) is a treasure trove of narrow streets, whitewashed houses and inviting boutiques. It also has a Thursday market selling everything from handmade rugs to fresh produce, Look out for Turkish specialities like gozleme (thin dough crepes) with cheese and spinach fillings.
By night guests relax in harbourside bars and rooftop restaurants serving a variety of delicious cuisine.

The villa is also within driving distance of several beaches as well as serviced beach clubs. Popular choices include Kaputas Beach with crystal-clear waters and Patara Beach, a 12-mile long stretch of shoreline that’s also a National Park. Both have crystal clear waters that are ideal for swimming. There’s also the opportunity to take part in water sports like sea kayaking and scuba diving, and you can jump on boat trips from the harbour, stopping at crystal clear coves and eating a hearty lunch cooked by your captain. From Kas you can take a boat to visit the small island of Kekova where you can snorkel and explore the part-sunken ruins of Dolchiste, an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century.

For more outdoor exploring, there are lots of walking and hiking routes in the area. The best known, and arguably most scenic, is the Lycian Way – a 310-mile tying-together of goat tracks and paths, which will lead you to unspoilt beaches, lush forests and soaring peaks, and stops at the ghost village of Kayakoy near Fethiye, where you’ll find abandoned Greek buildings.

To immerse yourself in the rich local history, you can visit the ruins of the Lycian capital at Xanthos or the ancient lighthouse  or government chambers at Patara, said to be the place where democracy started and most definitely the birth place of St Nicholas who later became bishop at nearby Myra. The lively bohemian town of Kas is  a 30-40 minute drive from Kalkan, while the seaside resorts of Fethiye are a one-hour drive away with plenty more restaurants, shops and fascinating cultural sites to explore. Fish lovers just have to visit the fish market, where one of the surrounding restaurants can cook your purchase, simply delicious.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Airport Antalya


Nearest Town/City Kalkan centre


Nearest Restaurant Kofteci / Patisserie by petrol station


Nearest Supermarket Migros

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Kalkan village beach (pebble)


Nearest Beach Kaputas


Sightseeing Patara beach and ruins



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.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With a games and cinema room, indoor and outdoor kids’ play area with a tree house, climbing wall, swing and slide, an indoor and outdoor pool with a cave and slides, and extensive grounds with plenty of places to play safely in the shade, Villa Kaktus is the ideal place for children of any age.

There are beaches within a short drive from the villa with calm crystal-clear shallow waters – perfect for swimming (Kalkan town beach (pebble, Patara (sand) & Kaputas (shingle). There’s also plenty of opportunities to take part in water sports in the local area, like scuba diving, jet skiing and there are more family-friendly stretches of coastline. Canoing along the Xanthos river is a great day out for all the family and horseriding on Patara beach is popular, although often an early start to take advantage of the cooler hours.

The centre of Kalkan is within a short drive where you’ll find family-friendly restaurants and cultural sites. From Kalkan Harbour, you can take a boat trip to the half-submerged ruins near the small island of Kekova. You can also head to the bohemian town of Kas, a 30-40 minute drive away, with ancient ruins scattered around the town and a small well-preserved Hellenistic amphitheatre.

Other notable cultural sites that are worth a visit include Xanthos, Patara, Saklikent, Letoon and Tlos.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Climbing frame
  • Slide
  • Board games
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Treehouse
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

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 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. 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.

Arrival time Guests are invited to check in from 16:00
Departure time Guests are asked to check out by 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price of the villa.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay cleaning is included. For two week guests the villa is cleaned and linen changed mid stay.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation, personal accidents and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Smoking Allowed? Sorry, smoking is not allowed inside the villa.
Internet access? The property has complimentary Wifi 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.
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 The property has back up water supply and electric generator.
Security deposit £300 security deposit required at time of check in.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £5,206
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £4,244
Nov 1st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 £2,547
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £2,547
Apr 29th 2020 - May 31st 2020 £4,244
May 31st 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £5,206
Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 £6,224
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £6,677
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 £5,206
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £4,244
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £2,547

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €5,642
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €4,600
Nov 1st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 €2,760
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €2,760
Apr 29th 2020 - May 31st 2020 €4,600
May 31st 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €5,642
Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 €6,746
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €7,237
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 €5,642
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €4,600
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €2,760

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $6,216
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $5,067
Nov 1st 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 $3,041
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $3,041
Apr 29th 2020 - May 31st 2020 $5,067
May 31st 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $6,216
Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 13th 2020 $7,432
Jul 13th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $7,972
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 $6,216
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $5,067
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $3,041

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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