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Escape from the madding crowds with a stay in Villa Saribelen, set in the seclusion of the Turkish countryside, with the magnificent Taurus mountains as a backdrop, and sea views down through a verdant valley to the Turquoise Coast. This newly built two bedroom, two bathroom, modern villa can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, and is ideal for a romantic honeymoon, a couple’s retreat, a small family, or friend’s sharing. A private driveway can park two cars, and the villa comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning throughout.
The living space is all on one floor, with a lower storey grass area furnished with laid back chairs, that is the ideal place to unwind and watch the sun rise and set in the valley below. The villa has been stylishly decorated throughout, using neutral greys as the base colour, and primary colours as highlights. Enter the villa from the lower ground parking space up the stairs to the ground floor, where you will find a holiday home of open plan living, flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, and panoramic views. The seating area is painted in a soft peach, and has two large comfy sofas, a contrasting pale orange armchairs, side and coffee tables, all arranged facing a flat screen television. The adjacent dining space has a wooden table and upholstered six dove grey chairs, the ideal place for some indoor entertaining. The slate grey and white kitchen is fully equipped with every mod con you will need to cater for a happy holiday, including a huge American style fridge freezer, built in oven and microwave, and that must-have tea and coffee makers. Walk down the corridor to find the first of the bedrooms, decorated in classic white with turquoise trim, home to a large double bed, dressing table and stool, fitted wardrobes, an in room jacuzzi with a view, and an ensuite black and grey walk-in shower room, with floor to ceiling windows that give access to the pool terrace. The second bedroom is at the other side of the villa, decorated in sunshine yellow, with a king size bed, a built-in jacuzzi bath, fully furnished with contemporary art adorning the walls, an open walk-in ensuite shower room, and doors with access to the terrace. A convenient cloakroom with a washing machine completes the indoor living space.
The terrace has a ladder entry 8.5m x 3m L-shaped travertine swimming pool, with insets for the gun metal grey sunbeds, where you can read this summer’s blockbuster whilst your toes tickle the water. and a shallow end for children. Cool off under the outdoor shower, before relaxing in the pergola covered soft seating area. A wooden and dove grey table and six chairs with adjacent barbeque is the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco supper under the stars, strategically sited with views across the valley. Be at one with nature on the lower green grass lawn, sit back in the one of the four red and green chairs, whilst the bees and the butterflies flutter by.
Villa Saribelen is nestled in the hills of the village of Saribelen, twelve kilometres east of the charming harbour town of Kalkan. The villa is situated in nature, surrounded by lush forestry with views down the valley to the Turkish Turquoise Coast, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Saribelen is 135 kilometres from Dalaman Airport, a scenic hundred minute journey through the Turkish countryside and Taurus mountains. The area was originally Greek, and you will notice Byzantine, Ottoman, and Hellenic influences throughout. From the villa you can walk to the local shops for provisions, or a short drive into Kalkan, where you can find supermarkets, banks, and a local Thursday market, that can supply all you could wish for for a happy holiday.
A fifteen minute car journey through the green hills will take you to Kalkan, originally called Kalamaki, where you will find winding colourful cobbled streets of the old town, traditional white washed and pastel painted houses, and a working harbour. The town of Kalkan reputedly has almost one hundred and fifty restaurants, cafes, and bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice deciding on whether to eat traditional Turkish food, or dine on gourmet delights in international establishments.
Kalkan is well known for some of the best and most exclusive beach clubs, with bathing platforms, fabulous restaurants, and some with full size swimming pools. Take a trip down to the harbour, where you will find complimentary water taxis to ferry you to a beach club of your choice. Located all around the coastline, from Kalkan Beach Park in Kisla to Kulube at Kalamar Bay, there’s a beach club for everyone. Have some fun in the sun at family-friendly resorts offering water sports and swimming pools, unwind at exclusive luxury destinations where you will be waited on hand and foot, wine and dine in their on-site sea view restaurants, or lie back and relax whilst enjoying alfresco holistic spa treatments. No stay in Kalkan is complete without a boat trip from the harbour, whether it’s a shared one with family and friends or you charter your own gulet, a day out at sea with your favourite captain and crew, is one to treasure. Ships ahoy for a day of swimming and snorkelling in beautiful bays, enjoy a meal of local homecooked meze, then sail back to harbour in time for tea. Make memories to last a lifetime aboard a private chartered evening sunset cruise, sail off, cocktail in hand as the sun sets, and dinner is served. For the beach bunnies, Kalkan has its own pebble beach with easy access into the sea.
Travel further afield to the stunning Kaputas Beach set in a natural gorge, or take a trip to Patara, where you will find twenty kilometres of unspoilt golden sands and a protected area for the hatching sea water Caretta Caretta Patara turtles. For those with itchy feet Villa Saribelen is situated on the Lycian Way walking trail. Follow in the footsteps of thousands of years of history, as you trek the trail it will take you through major archaeological sites, local villages, dramatic coastlines, and the areas’ flora and fauna.
Take a short journey to the town of Kinik, which has the best local Friday market, and where you can step back in time to the Lycian city of Xanthos. Follow the D400 to Fethiye, and discover 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 also full of ancient sites worth seeing, as well as a foodie-heaven fish market, and home to some seriously good designer labels and fabulous jewellery shopping. Whilst the nearer town of Kas is just twenty kilometres away in the other direction, and well worth the journey alone along one of the world’s most stunning and dramatic coastlines, or better still from Saribelen take the back roads, and wind your way through the real Turkey and traditional village life. Pass the new Kas Marina, full of super stylish yachts to the original harbour and working town, with its cobbled streets full of Ottoman architecture and overhanging balconies festooned with pastel coloured bougainvillaea, 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 with mesmerising sea views. And if you’re feeling terribly intercontinental, hop on the daily twenty-minute ferry from Kas to the Greek island of Meis, where you can explore the magical Blue Cave and dine by candlelight at the lapping water’s edge.
Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the
Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:
Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
Babysitting service - Welcome hamper/
pre-stocked fridge This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.