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Alan & Helen Griffiths

Member since: 2011
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Stunning Luxury Villa, Superb Sea Views all rooms.

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kalkan holiday villa

Villa in Komurluk, Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Fantastic Location; just a few minutes walk to the Beach Clubs, 10 minutes from harbour and town

Villa Mercan is situated in Komurluk which is known locally as the most prestigious and exclusive area of Kalkan, with breath taking and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea and Turquoise Coastline.

Offering stunning sunsets; the harbour and lights of Kalkan also give a spectacular evening view from Villa Mercan and the extensive Ottoman cushioned seating area on the Roof Terrace.

Close to the historic old town and the abundance of restaurants, bars and shops to tempt all. The Beach Clubs are also close by, with Palm Beach Club just 100 metres away.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Alan & Helen Griffiths (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

About Alan & Helen Griffiths

Hi, our names are Helen & Alan Griffiths; we have 4 children aged 19 - 13 and like us, they all like visiting Turkey and particularly Kalkan. Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions you like, if we cannot answer them ourselves, we will do our best to get an answer for you. Many thanks indeed for your interest, we sincerely hope you will choose to stay with us and look forward to welcoming you.

Alan & Helen Griffiths purchased this villa in 2015

Why Alan & Helen Griffiths chose Lycian and Turquoise Coast

We bought Villa Mercan in Komurluk, Kalkan after visiting the area on a day out from our other villa in Ovacik (Villa Annie Rose). We love Turkey and aim to spend most of our holidays in this wonderful country with its super food and people.

What makes this villa unique

Roof Top Jacuzzi and huge Ottoman seating area with mood lighting.

Pool and Jacuzzi towels provided.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveller reviews

Stunning Luxury Villa, Superb Sea Views all rooms.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

"Paradise Found"

  • 5 of 5

When you work hard all year you deserve a break that rewards you.

However, this property, it's location and level of style and luxury exceed expectations! The owners and the process were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Book with confidence. Safe, secure and with a smile.

Reward yourself next holiday, I'm sure you've deserved it.

ENJOY

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Mercan and that we could be of help to you. We look forward to you staying again in the near future.
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5

Fabulous villa , fabulous views , fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week , villa had everything we needed and more , difficult to tear ourselves away to enjoy the area. Views to die for , close enough to town but taxis easy to arrange . Lots of steps but worth it . Every bedroom as a great view so no arguing about who gets what bedroom, lovely sun deck, seating area and jacuzzi at the top , great for late night drinking and relaxing . Can't recommend highly enough , just go .

Kalkan is also a really lovely place . So many places to eat and drink and easy to get around with private taxis and private boats to snorkel . We will hopefully return . Thank you for sharing your home .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed what Villa Mercan and Kalkan offers. Hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
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5

10 Days in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at this villa late on a Monday night, and due to this, one would assume, I’d hit the hay in my lovely room ready for Tuesday...This assumption would be wrong as instead I spent the evening grabbing a few drinks out in town and then a midnight dip in the astonishing infinity pool – my first time in one – which was beautifully lit and over looked the colourful city of Kalkan. What a way to start a holiday!

This residence is one that continues to amaze you morning-to-night and beginning-to-end. You wake up with a stunning sea-view and not even a slight disturbance as this property on the side the mountain just across from the town. With a fully fitted kitchen it's easy to rustle the bacon and eggs you bought from the local shops and enjoy this in the lounge whilst watching a wide-range of English programmes.

If you're committed to sitting pool-side all day then clearly this can be done. However, if you're more of an explorer then it’s a simple 15 minute walk down the road - or a 2 minute taxi trip from one of the numbers the villa provides you! The villa-owners are very popular and well liked so the drivers certainly know the villa just by the name! I should also mention the owners provide you with an impressive welcome pack, filled with numbers, advice and useful information to help you get the best experience whilst abroad.

In the evenings you can have you food or drinks on the 4th floor's terrace and dip in the Jacuzzi if you fancy! Honestly, it’s really quite a surreal feeling doing so, with such an amazing view right in front of your eyes. The photos shown from previous to the holiday don’t do it justice!

Staying in Villa Mercan honestly felt like I was a celebrity for a week and every second was incredible! Whether it's a trip with the family or just a few mates, I can promise it's a trip you will be longing to do again and again and again!

Thank you so much to Villa Mercan and the owners, you gave me a trip of a lifetime. I would, and have, recommended (and bragged) about this villa to all of my family and friends and I can bet they also would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Villa Mercan and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Wow.

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from the most wonderful 10 days holiday I have ever had.

Villa Mercan was everything and more than what we anticipated to it be, with stunning sea views from every room which was particularly appealing as we woke each morning after some rather late nights “partaking” of the local cuisine!

The villa is well equipped and excellently located just a few minutes’ walk along the sea front to the Old Town and harbour. It is very private and we were able to catch up on our sleep and top up on the tan lazing by the pool, with just an occasional dip to cool down! There is also a Jacuzzi on the amazing roof terrace which we also used both in the day time and the evening whilst viewing the lights of Kalkan.

Whilst Palm Beach Club is less than 200 yards away, we preferred Yali and Indigo Beach Clubs (at the end of the bay) which are only the equivalent of about £3 in a taxi which are plentiful. An “early morning” taxi back from town was only £2.50 for all of us!

I would definitely recommend Villa Mercan for the holiday of a life time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments; really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Mercan!
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Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa. The views were amazing and the resort of Kalkan is fantastic. The owners were very attentive and organised our transfer including requirements for our son such as a cot and high chair. The villa is beautiful and all four rooms are perfect. The views from the roof top, jacuzzi and infinity pool all make this a wonderful experience. We would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice villa...with plenty of steps !!!!

  • 3 of 5

I was part of a group of 7 adults and a four year old boy who stayed at this villa for 2 weeks.The villa itself was as all the pictures had shown and was very clean and very well looked after,the views from the poolside of the villa and indeed from all 4 bedrooms was very impressive,the tv at times was good but later on was very poor as it is depends on a good wi-fi signal which seemed to dip later on in the day,the wi-fi was fine for use with your phones or tablets/i pad as there are 3 routers in total withinthe villa.

Now for the bad points in my opinion.....there are no black out curtains or shutters in any of the bedrooms,only very thin roller blinds with gaps in between the blinds which let direct sunlight straight in,the blinds themselves do not keep out much sunlight so there is no way of stopping sunlight getting into the room...from 7 am it was almost impossible to sleep due to the heat and sunlight coming into the room,the aircon in two of the bedrooms only blew out warmish air and did not blow anywhere near as cold as the aircon in the living room or the other 2 bedrooms.The beds again i think were very very firm but this i assume this is a hard one for the villa owners as some people will like a hard bed where i prefer a soft bed.

The villa is about a 30 min walk from the center of kalkan and is by no means a 10 minute stroll...THERE IS ALSO 79 STEPS to get down to the villa and 79 steps back up every time you wish to go anywhere...this was never relayed to us and was a major issue for two of our party who had mobility issues with the stairs....For us the 79 steps and the 30 min walk into kalkan spoiled our holiday as we were not told about this when we booked the villa....so please be aware that there is a lot of steep hills and 79 steps and a 30 min walk everytime you have to go in or out the villa...personally i would not book this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kalkan is built in to the side of a mountain and surrounded by beautiful mountain views and this is what adds to its charm and appeal, consequently the town and most of the properties are built on sloped ground. Most people visit Kalkan for the sun, so, we cannot apologise for being woken at 7am by the sun, especially when visited in the middle of August, which as a previous visitor to Turkey, you would have known to be the hottest time of the year. We do not intend to install “black out” curtains or shutters, as per most of the photos shown on Owners Direct, one of the beautiful appeals of Villa Mercan, is waking up to the stunning sea views and we, like most of our guests, prefer to leave the blinds open, to wake up to this spectacular sight….. At no time during booking correspondence (both verbal and via email), was there mention that anyone in your party had mobility issues; had we have been aware of this, we would have referred to the fact that Kalkan is quite hilly and as Villa Mercan has steps leading down, it may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues, which is also commented upon in one of the earlier reviews. We also clearly state under Suitability 'Limited Accessibility' and Location 'Mountain Village' clearly indicating location of properties and area. The Palm Beach Club is indeed only a few minutes away and the Town Beach and harbour restaurants another few minutes away, so, whilst I sympathise with your mobility, we stand by our description of the location of Villa Mercan in Komurluk, one of the most desirable areas of Kalkan and by definition, an area which is situated just out of town. Again as mentioned, the comprehensive details in our Welcome Pack, as we are in the UK, our 24/7 agent in resort is on hand for any maintenance concerns, which will be dealt with immediatley. We can only apologise if the heat, light, sun, stunning views in a wonderful location with superb hospitality and cuisine are not to your liking but these are unfortunately out of our control, particularly during the middle of summer………
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Dalaman
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Palm Beach
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Palm Beach
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Kalkan Town Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are lots of interests in and around Kalkan including archaeological sites. Scuba diving, various types of water sports and beach clubs are all available within a few minutes walk.

Coast/Beach:

Kalkan town has a small beach which is 5 minutes walk from the villa.

Kapatus beach is a stunning bay approximately 10 minutes drive from Villa Mercan

The main beach in Patara has 18kms of white sand and is a 15 minute drive away; there are regular bus services from Kalkan.

Travel:

The nearest main airport is Dalaman, an approximate 90 minutes drive away. Transfers and car hire can be easily arranged at an additional cost.

Distances:

The harbour and Old Town restaurants are about a 10 minutes walk and shops about 20 minutes.

Further Details:

This beautiful and historic harbour town offers tranquillity, activities and some of the best dining experiences to be found with over 150 restaurants catering for all budgets. The town is 15 minutes drive from Patara or Kaputas beaches and Kalkan itself has a small beach which sits alongside the harbour.

The historic town of Kalkan is an enchanting place and one of the most beautiful locations on Turkey's stunning Turquoise Coast. It nestles in the Taurus mountains which form a dramatic backdrop to Kalkan, offering far reaching and breathtaking views of the bay.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Kalkan, Turkey

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,683
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,854
 
 
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,443
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,286
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,971
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,286
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,443
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$421
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking; balance 10 weeks prior to departure please. Payments by BACS preferred; CHAPS, cheque and PayPal (extra charge applies) also accepted.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days but we try to minimise voids as much as possible.

Notes on prices:
Booking deposits are non refundable but can be transferred to alternative available dates with agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Kalkan, Turkey

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Wet Room with Shower, Hand Basin Vanity Unit & Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Wet Room with Shower, Hand Basin Vanity Unit & Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Wet Room with Shower, Hand Basin Vanity Unit & Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Large Wet Room with Shower, Bath, Hand Basin Vanity & Toilet
  • All en-suite bathrooms are equipped with stunning marble walk in showers, WC/bidet; one of the doubles also has a bath. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Dble Bed; walk in shower, remote operated dress mirror
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Dble Bed; walk in shower, remote operated dress mirror
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Dble Bed; walk in shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Twin Beds; walk in shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 en-suite large Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 of the bedrooms are Queen double beds and 1 bedroom has two single beds. All the bedrooms have mood LED mood lighting and have en-suite facilities with walk in showers; one shower room also has a bath. All bedrooms have wonderful uninterrupted sea views from full sized glass front and all bedrooms have balconies. All bedrooms have Wi-Fi connectivity.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden. Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite, TV. Outside: Private infinity pool offering wonderful sea views. Pool terrace with garden pergola, sunbeds, garden furniture, BBQ and another set of table and chairs for al fresco dining. Ornate trees, potted plants and a shaded rattan cushioned seating area complete the experience. Full size roof terrace with huge Ottoman relaxation area, Jacuzzi and kitchenette with fridge freezer, sink and lighting for roof top entertaining. Utility Room: There is a separate laundry room with Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron, ironing board, WC, sink and storage cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa has a deep clean prior to arrival. There is an additional clean in the middle of 2 week stays when towels and linen are changed. Daily or every other day cleans can be arranged at additional cost if required. The swimming pool is cleaned daily.