Şahinkaya must be seen to be believed.
Villa Şahinkaya is a truly exceptional property offering unique, luxurious accommodation in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Built by owners Jeremy and Gillie, Villa Sahinkaya style is based on traditional Turkish village houses yet it boasts modern luxuries such as underfloor heating and a sublime double infinity salt water pool. Nestling into a hillside in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the villa is surrounded by pine forests and looks out to the turquoise of the Mediterranean which can be seen in the distance between two pine clad hills. It is private and peaceful, and is located on the outskirts of sleepy Saribelen village. The bustling harbour town of Kalkan can be reached by car in twenty minutes or less, offering the best of both worlds.
Completed to the highest standards in the autumn of 2016 and beautifully decorated throughout by the owners, one of whom is an interior designer.
You approach the villa through landscaped gardens, and on entering there is a spacious decorative entrance hall.
A couple of steps lead down to the large open plan living and kitchen area.
On arrival you will have a generous welcome pack including bread, local eggs, local honey, homemade jam, vegetables and fruits from the local markets.
The open plan kitchen is delightfully rustic in appearance but offers top of the range modern appliances - everything needed to self cater. Appliances include a fridge freezer, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, toaster and kettle, Philips food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, and a juicer.
The comfortable living room has a beautiful Turkish open fireplace, original antique furniture, stone walls and authentic handmade Turkish 'kilim' rugs.
The outside dining terrace is approached through French doors, one set leading out from the kitchen the other from the sitting room area.
Here you will see the view to the sea, a truly stunning and breathtaking sight, and of course the swimming pools.
The third bedroom is also on the ground floor, with the fully equipped bathroom adjacent, complete with shower, basin and WC. The double French doors from the bedroom lead out to the pretty back garden of the villa.
On the first floor are two large bedrooms.
The master bedroom is truly spectacular with full height ceilings and exposed beams, a four poster king sized bed and access out onto two balconies. The en-suite bathroom is also beautiful, with a free standing roll top bath, a large separate shower, a custom made sink unit and WC.
The villa has fans in most rooms, although as it is built with solid stone walls half a meter thick, and generous terraced roofs, there is rarely need for air conditioning.
The second double bedroom on this floor is also a very good size and elegantly styled. The bedroom has a king-sized bed, dressing area, exposed beams, wardrobe area and double doors which lead out onto the large front balcony. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with basin, WC and shower unit.
The garden and terraced areas of the villa are harmoniously and carefully planned to nestle into the backdrop of the mountains and landscape of the area sympathetically. The owners are keen gardeners, and much attention to planting and design is apparent.
The infinity swimming pool is a real feature of the property, having been unusually clad in local stone, not swimming pool tiles, and with pebbles, giving it a natural appearance. A separate children's pool/shallow section sits just above the main pool, with water gently descending from one pool into the next, creating a delightful cascading sound.
Surrounding the swimming pool are extensive terraces furnished with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The top terrace is directly accessed from the kitchen/lounge and is where the outdoor dining table is situated under the terrace roof which provides protection from the mid day sun.
The village of Saribelen itself is located just a few minutes drive from the villa where there are a couple of small grocery shops, and an excellent pide (Turkish pizza) restaurant.
The nearest town of Kalkan, a beautiful old harbour town, is approximately a fifteen to twenty minute drive away. Here there are many excellent 5 star restaurants, a pretty harbour, beach clubs and of course many excellent shops
The villa is also located close to the famous Lycian Way - a beautiful and well known walking trail that snakes its way through the region. The villa is a paradise for those who like to get 'off the beaten path'.
The villa is available for weekly rents from mid June-end of august 2018.
It is also the perfect setting for special occasions, for example a wedding or important anniversary. Please get in touch if you would like any further information on this.Get the full listing »