During our stay at Villa Narin my favourite moments were watching the sunrise and the sunset, looking over the sea with the island view whilst being surrounded by green rolling hills and olive groves.
In the evenings we ate mainly from the barbecue (cooking on that grill with that exquisite view is tantamount to paradise), a light breeze cooling us from the sea and the sounds of the town rolling up the hill. We also used the Pergola to eat and drink, it means a bit of carrying and organising but, again, that view and the seating is enough for about 16 people comfortably.
We stayed as 2 families (total 8 people, and for 4 days we were actually 10 people) the villa is more than equipped to accommodate this number: the kitchen is practically a professional kitchen and is open so a very sociable space, you can even take a pool break if you wish; each room has its own terrace making a wonderfully private and useful space; the 4 bathrooms give excellent facility for everyone to get ready and keep their sense of privacy; the kitchenette and the top terrace are almost like having a secret haven all of your own - I used it for yoga in the mornings and for a sundowner in the evenings - during the day my daughter used it for sunbathing and we couldn't hear her music from downstairs.
Visited in October and the weather was still fabulous . We recommend hiring a car at the airport due to the location of the property and the many attractions that are worth visiting . A lovely simple drive through the Turkish landscape takes you straight into Kalkan, the villa is actually at the top of a hillside overlooking the bay which is stunning . The villa itself is tranquil, secluded luxury and is completely blissful. If you want to go down into the town its a short drive / walk and there are plenty of cheap taxis to get you back up the hill . Food is reasonable and authentic with the old town offering lashings of authentic charm .
We wanted somewhere quiet with spectular views and Villa Nairn lives up to that with ease. The spacious well appointed lounge diner opens onto a patio and pool area with views I didn't want to look away from.
Large comfy bedrooms and posh bathrooms. We felt so safe and welcome everywhere too, we love Kalkan and will be back, so much more to do and see. Villa Nairn is one of the best places we have stayed in, clean, homely.
I loved waking up every morning at Villa Narin and going out on to my balcony to look at the view down to the harbour and out to see, always with blue skies. Our extended family of 9 had a wonderful time and the owners and the local manager Ismail really went the extra mile to make our holiday brilliant and very memorable.
We've stayed in many villas over the years and Villa Narin has to be one the best.
It's on a quite a small plot but is so well/cleverly designed that it manages to still feel spacious.
All the fixtures and fittings are top quality, the photos can never do full justice to the property and views.
We were struggling to think of any improvements that could be made.
Lynne and her daughters are a mine of information if you need it. Ismael, their man on the ground, is incredibly polite and apparently available 24/7!
Things we did and would definitely advise:
- private boat hire for the day
- Saklikent gorge (get there early)
- Tlos (combined with lunch at trout farm)
- paragliding at Oludeniz (we used reAction and they were excellent)
- day trip to Kas, stop off for swim at Kaputas beach.
We loved our time here, initially the steep hills are daunting, however once you realise how readily available and cheap the taxis are, this is not an issue. The view through the master bedroom window first thing in the morning is stunning, watching the sun light making its way across Kalkan bay was beautiful. In fact, this was the case whichever direction you looked. I highly recommend a stay here.
This was our first stay at a villa. My family and I loved villa Narin. It was a lovely property with a great swimming pool. It has been maintained really well. It was great to be secluded and have that extra privacy.
The booking process was fairly simple and Lynne, the owner, was very helpful and supplied us with heaps of information, to make our stay easy. Also she contacted us on the first day to see if all was ok, and contacted us towards the end to make sure all had gone well. She even accomodated us till our eveing transit to the airport, even though we were scheduled to vacate the villa at 10am on the day of our departure.
Kalkan is a lovely place and the villa is situated in a culdasac on the hills. We tried walking to the town centre, but we ended up taking the taxi most of the time, as it is much easier due to the steep roads and the hot weather. It cost around 8 - 10 liras to get into town.
There are many places to eat out and various convience stores etc. Compared to the UK, we found the prices were cheaper.
There are several excursions that you can go on and also do a boat trip from the harbour to the sea and swim in some lovely clear blue waters.
We are missing villa Narin and hope for the opportunity to go back again, as it is such a relaxing and beautiful place.