Holiday Rental Villas and Cottages in Islamlar

Only 10 minutes from Kalkan is the delightful mountainside village of Islamlar, where the air is pure, the water is crystal clear and life is slower... it's the new best-kept secret in Turkey and we feel it is our duty to bring it to you...

Islamlar is a traditional, peaceful and scenic mountain region, hidden a short distance from the more cosmopolitan attractions of Kalkan and the Turquoise coast; Islamlar village is made up of a scattering of old Turkish houses, a mosque, a cay(tea) garden and a flour mill, where flour is still ground using water power!

And that's about it, apart from a few restaurants.

The air is noticeably cooler, cleaner and fresher up here than down on the coast...  many locals from Kalkan tend to escape to Islamlar in July and August to get some respite from the scorching heat of the summer. Although it's not actually that much cooler in pure temperature terms (maybe three of four degrees cooler) and you can definitely still catch the sun if you're that way inclined, the lower humidity makes the Islamlar climate feel so much more comfortable than at sea level. 

The first thing that really strikes you about Islamlar is the noise. There isn't any!

Well, apart from natural sounds of birds in the trees, the gurgling of mountain streams, and the occasional ringing bell of a passing goat. This place is the epitome of peace and quiet. At night, the absence of street lights and vehicles makes the stars shine so much brighter... you will never see a better view of the Milky Way than from Islamlar.

By day, Islamlar is very green, thanks to the plentiful supply of fresh, pure mountain water, and the village is well known for its trout restaurants. One of the restaurants is "Bodamya Tepe" which is owned by the owners of Kleo Cottages (see below). Islamlar's restaurants all use natural, chemical-free ingredients and the freshness and flavours are amazing - the food actually tastes as it should taste! Simple and honest fare is on offer up here... but if you want something a little more sophisticated, then of course the restaurants and cafes, bars, shops and beach clubs of Kalkan are only a ten-minute drive away. 

The best of both worlds? We think so. And we have some fabulous accommodation for you to stay in, whilst you soak up all that wonderful peace and tranquility. 

Kleo Cottages

Kleo Cottages consists of a group of six completely detached two- and three-bedroom country cottage-style spacious villas, all of which have beautiful views across the mountainside and some out to sea. They are set in natural gardens, to the side of a mountain stream, and they share a communal pool hidden in the centre of the gardens. The setting perfectly reflects the relaxed pace of life in the mountains, where your peace is only likely to be disturbed by the ringing bells of a passing goat herd.

The cottages retain a 'village-style' architecture, and blend beautifully with the environment. Each cottage is extremely spacious and comfortable and is set out over two or three storeys, providing the feel of a proper house rather than mere holiday accommodation. A genuine home from home, in fact, lovingly cared for by the charming owners, Müberra and Selahattin Dernek, who live on site. Running the site is a genuine labour of love for them and nothing is too much trouble. 

  • 2 x two-bedroom cottages suitable for up to four guests (5 with sofa bed)
  • 3 x three-bedroom cottages suitable for up to six guests (7 with sofa bed)
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens featuring abundant trees, flowers, shrubs, fruit trees, vines, olive groves (all proudly nurtured and maintained by Selahattin)
  • Freshwater swimming pool (Dimensions: 14 x 7m. Depths: 1.30 - 1.80m)
  • Children's pool: 3.65 x 2.65m. Depth: 0.50)
  • 7km/10-minute drive to Kalkan, 16km/25-minute drive to Patara Beach or Kaputas Beach
  • 500m/10-minute walk to Islamlar village or 5-minute drive
  • The closest mini-market is situated in the village
  • Xanthos: 17km/25-minute drive Kas: 30km/45-minute drive, Saklikent: 45km/1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Fethiye: 80km/1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Nearest restaurant is the property's own restaurant just 100m away, where you can have a delicious local breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Maid service daily and linen changed twice weekly
  • Wifi provided free
  • Airport transfers included in the accommodation price and car hire can be arranged very easily

Villa Dolunay

A beautiful three-bedroom villa, set in a delightful rural location bordering a farm in the mountains above Kalkan, close to the charming village of Islamlar. Suitable for up to 6 guests (9 using camp beds)

The spectacular setting affords quite magnificent views across the mountainside to the endless sands of Patara in one direction and Kalkan bay in the other. But Villa Dolunay is no simple rural retreat - it has been completed with style, elegance and exquisite attention to detail. Dolunay translates as 'Full Moon' and the nightscapes are truly breathtaking in this particular region of Turkey. 

Villa Dolunay provides considerable private space both indoors and out, thus making it an ideal escape for families and also friends holidaying together. If you can tear yourself away from the glorious mountain location, Villa Dolunay lies just a five-minute drive from the mountain restaurants of Islamlar, 15 minutes from the relatively sophistication of Kalkan and just 20 minutes from the glorious beach at Patara. The perfect exclusive mountain escape, with easy access to the delights of the Lycian Coast beyond.

  • Private freshwater swimming pool - Dimensions: approx 5 x 12m. Depth: 1.60m
  • Childrens' pool
  • Large open-plan sitting room and fully-fitted kitchen. Doors lead out to the terrace with, of course, fabulous views.
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower/WC. This spacious double bedroom enjoys the most beautiful views across the mountainside to sea, both through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the private balcony. 
  • Second bedroom with en suite shower/WC. As with all three bedrooms, this is again spacious and has a bed that can be made up as a double or twin, as preferred. French Windows open onto the spacious private terrace from which steps lead down to the pool terrace.
  • Third bedroom with en suite shower/WC. This is again spacious, and has a bed that can be made up as a double or twin as preferred. This bedroom has a private balcony and also a separate small private garden.
  • Roof terrace provides the most stunning views across the entire region and is especially suited to enjoying a very special 'sundowner' or three! The views stretch across the mountainside to the endless sands of Patara in one direction and Kalkan Bay in the other. The terrace is comfortably furnished and has become an oft-used corner of the house! Crossing the terrace, a door opens into a cool games/reading room. 
  • Maid service is provided on a daily basis for light cleaning, with towels and bed linen changed every two days
  • Air-conditioned/heated in bedrooms
  • Kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, ice machine, half oven, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ironing board & hairdryer
  • The sitting room has a TV/DVD, CD player & iPod dock (please bring your own selection)
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Safety deposit box & mosquito machines
  • Distances: 5km/5-minute drive to Islamlar village; 9km/15-minute drive to Kalkan; 15km/20-minute drive to Patara Beach or Kaputas Beach
  • The closest mini market is situated in the village

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