Villa Rumi

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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

Stunning views of Kalkan and Kalamar Bay, stylish modern interiors and a large private swimming pool: welcome to four-bedroomed Villa Rumi on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The luxury family and group-friendly villa sleeps up to eight across its two spacious floors and boasts an excellent location in the hillside, overlooking Mouse and Snake Islands from the balconies and sun terrace.

The villa’s design is immaculate with clean lines and large spaces. Think white-washed walls and natural-coloured furnishings. The sun lounger-lined infinity pool is set on the crest of a pine-tree-graced hill, with breath-taking views of the mountainside and Kalkan town in the distance. The swimming pool has an area into which sun loungers can be placed – ideal for transitioning from sunbathing to cooling dip – as well as a separate section for kids and a Jacuzzi. The pool terrace is furnished with an al fresco dining table too and a shaded seating area to enjoy those stunning views.

Inside, the contemporary style and luxurious comfort continue. The modern open-plan living and kitchen is well-equipped and includes appliances such as a large fridge-freezer, oven and microwave. It also a charming dining table, seating up to nine. The living area has plenty of comfortable seating, flat-screen television and direct access to the pool terrace. A separate toilet is located on this level, together with a utility area housing a washing machine, iron and ironing board for a homely touch.

The first of the villa's four bedrooms, a double, is on this floor and this bedroom has an en-suite shower room together with direct access out onto the pool terrace too. On the first floor, there are two double rooms – each en-suite shower room and sea view balcony –  plus a twin room – with en-suite shower room and sea-view balcony. When you can bring yourself to leave this haven, the vibrant centre of Kalkan with its famous rooftop bars and restaurants is a 20-minute walk away.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The walk into the centre of town is downhill all the way. Therefore, it’s a bit harder on the way back
  • There are other properties around the villa. However, it’s sea facing, and all its facilities are private

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV

Ground floor
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Guest toilet
- Utility room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and access to pool terrace

First Floor
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and balcony access
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and balcony access

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool (12x3m) with Jacuzzi area and wading pool
- Sun loungers
- Shaded seating space
- Alfresco dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- DVD player
- WiFi internet connection
- Air-conditioned
- Washing machine
- Iron and board


About the surrounding area of Villa Rumi
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Rumi is ideally placed in the centre of Kalkan, overlooking the bay, the town itself and the glistening turquoise coastline. The old fishing town, turned vibrant holiday destination, is a treasure trove of narrow streets, whitewashed houses and inviting boutiques. It's also famous for its local bazaars (markets) selling everything from handmade rugs to fresh produce, harbourside bars and rooftop restaurants serving a variety of delicious cuisine. Look out for Turkish specialities like gozleme (thin dough crepes) with cheese and spinach fillings or hearty meat and seafood mezes.

For days spent relaxing on the sands or swimming in the sea, the villa is within a short drive or bus ride (Dolmus) from Kaputas Beach with crystal-clear waters and Patara Beach, a 12-mile long stretch of shoreline that’s also a National Park. Both have day beach clubs as well as calm waters that are ideal for swimming. There’s also the opportunity to take part in water sports like sea kayaking, parasailing and scuba diving, or jump on a traditional wooden gullet for a trip around the bays.

By boat, you can also 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. You can get there via glass-bottomed boat from Kas, a 30-minute drive from Kalkan. Lively Kas also has the impressive site of ancient Antiphellos, with still-visible ruins including a theatre. For more fun day trips, you could head to the seaside resort town of Fethiye, a one-hour drive away. It has plenty of top-notch restaurants, shops and fascinating cultural sites that are well worth a visit.

Read more about Kalkan

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman

(122 km)

Nearest Town/City Kalkan

(1.5 km)

Nearest Beach Kalamar beach Club

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant Aqua Bistro

(700 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarket

(1 km)

Sightseeing Patara - Beach and ancient site

(16.5 km)


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 Kids Ideal for Teens

With a separate shallower pool for kids, as well as enough room to sleep up to eight guests, Villa Rumi is the perfect choice for a family-friendly holiday. With its central location in Kalkan –  it’s a short 20-minute walk from the middle of town – you’re within reach of any amenities you might need, as well as family-friendly restaurants, cafes and colourful markets.

Sandy beaches are within a short drive from the villa that has calm crystal-clear shallow waters – perfect for swimming. With beach day clubs, there are also plenty of opportunities to take part in water sports like jet skiing, sea kayaking and parasailing.

From Kalkan Harbour, you can take a boat trip to explore the bays or drive 30 minutes to the seaside resort of Kas where you can jump on a glass-bottom boat to visit the half-submerged ruins at the island of Kekova. Bohemian Kas also has ancient ruins scattered around the town and a small well-preserved Hellenistic amphitheatre for a fun cultural day out.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

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


Oliver's Extras

  • 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 travel services, 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

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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time Check in 16:00 onwards
Departure time Checkout time is 10:00 or earlier
Energy costs included? Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
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.
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. For stays of 5 days or less there will be an additional charge for cleaning.
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.
Smoking Allowed? Sorry, smoking is not allowed inside the villa.
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.
Security deposit £200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Pool towels included? Yes

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.

Rental Rates

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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