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.
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.