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- Romantic and stylish villa
- Beautiful sea views
- Stunning infinity pool
- Restaurant 5-minute walk
Our 2022 holidays are now available to reserve online. For more information, visit our Advance Registration page.
The subtle charms of Islamlar are beginning to be recognised by discerning couples looking for an authentic Turkish experience in picturesque surroundings.
Sakli Ev is unique, off the beaten track and with stunning views. This romantic retreat is perfect for those seeking style and comfort. The interiors are furnished to the highest standards with light and airy rooms complementing the glass doors and chic furniture.
The outside area and private pool is remarkably spacious for a one-bedroom villa where all eyes are drawn towards the sensual views of Kalkan Bay below, whilst the well manicured gardens allow for quiet contemplation as the sounds, colours and smells of Islamlar heighten the senses and soothe the soul.
Due to the village location, Sakli Ev does have surrounding neighbours and a villa next door. However from your terrace the villa remains private.
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- 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with satellite TV (limited English channels), DVD/CD players
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
- Double bedroom with open-plan shower; separate WC
- Complimentary WiFi
- Front terrace and pool terrace
- Garden with köşk seating
- Private swimming pool 9m x 4.5m (depth 1.7m throughout)
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Approximately 53 steps up to villa
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*
From 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling to Turkey for tourism or business purposes will no longer need a visa for visits of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
- Restaurant 5min walk
- Village shops (Islamlar) 5min walk
- Shops/restaurants/beach clubs (Kalkan)15min drive
- Dalaman airport 1hr 45min drive
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2 guests – 1 Group B, Opel Astra saloon or similar*
* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are included in the cover.
Group B – 1.6 litre petrol engine, 1 large and 2 medium suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D – Dacia Duster or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group E – VW Carvelle/Mercedes Vito or similar, 2 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 3 medium suitcases*
Group F – Opel Astra saloon automatic or similar, 1.6 litre petrol engine, 1 large and 2 medium suitcases*
*Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 45cm x 23cm and a medium suitcase of approximately 60cm x 40cm x 23cm.
Sue and I have had a marvellous fortnight at Sakli Ev. The house is perfect and the views are stunning. Zeze has been extremely helpful and everyone in Islamlar very friendly. The restaurants in the village provide delicious meals and good wines. We will certainly miss the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful place and plan to return in 2022. A huge thank you.
Chris Ford – August 2020
Fabulous villa in a fantastic location up in the mountains with the locals. Amazing views across the bay of Kalkan and surrounded by the mountains. Peace and tranquillity here but if you want more then head for lively Kalkan, but we went wandering explored the windy roads, smelt the pines, took pictures of goats and found little cafés and local people to chat to and eat their delicious Turkish food. And amazing sunsets at Patara beach and evocative ruins to wander round. We shall be back!
Debbie & Vernon Wimbledon – September 2019
Another excellent holiday with Simpson Travel. We will travel with you again in the near future.
Nicola Billows/Des McLernon – September 2019
Sakli Ev is a beautiful villa with excellent outlook and views, also a beautiful pool. Access road is challenging but fun! The area is very peaceful and traditional and makes a lovely contrast to the bustle and commercialism of Kalkan. The 54 steps up to the property give you a daily workout! But this is more than compensated for by the fantastic views.
Mr P Sutton – June 2019
Really rate Simpson Travel. Locations are superb. The villa was accurately described and didn’t disappoint. The best holiday company I have been with yet!
Sue & Santina – September 2018
Sakli Ev is an outstanding property with the largest pool for a two-person villa. It’s ideal for peace and quiet. There are wonderful smells from the surrounding countryside and fantastic views. The slight cool breeze takes away the sting of the hot sun at sea level. You can hear the silence, the effect is tranquilising. Local restaurants serve home grown food and trout caught from mountain streams. A fantastic place to chill out and relax.
Nick & Gill – June 2018
Perfect location to relax, wind down and enjoy the sounds of the mountains and the fabulous view of the bay. Second visit was as good as the first.
Mrs Tynan – September 2017
We have just spent another wonderful fortnight in one of Simpson Travel's bijou properties with pool in the area around Kalkan on the Lycian coast. The area is beautiful, there is lots to see and do, and the people are very friendly and welcoming. Do not let the negative headlines about recent political events in Turkey put you off – the coastal areas are a world apart, where life carries on as it always has.
Mr McLermon – September 2017
What a fabulous villa and location, so calm and relaxing, just what we needed! Two weeks have flown by and never have we felt so chilled; enjoying the call to prayer, peace and tranquillity and that is what we got. Thanks to Kirsti for all the information she gave us regarding sites and for help when we had our puncture! Thank you also to Christian and his family for making us feel comfortable and at home.
Richard & Jo – August 2017
We went to and stayed in Sakli Ev and loved every minute of it. The location of villa was superb and frankly, we loved the fact that it was removed from the hubbub of Kalkan. The information in the villa was superb and added to by Kirsti. Overall, we have a great time so thank you.
Mr O'Donoghue – September 2016
Simpson Travel was truly excellent. High quality accommodation, simple travel arrangements, unobtrusive but high quality support from the team on-site. Highly recommended.
Mr Whitehouse – September 2015
We felt very well cared for, but in a non-intrusive, light touch kind of way. The accommodation and location were wonderful and surpassed all our expectations. It feels like we have found a travel company that knows what we like and delivers what it promises. We will definitely book with Simpson Travel again.
Mr McLernon – August 2015
We had a fabulous time at here and would recommend it for peacefulness, the tranquillity of its location, and the hospitality of the villagers. We loved our swimming pool and the cooler mountain air. It was fun to explore the many very good local restaurants, as well as the busier life of Kalkan and Kaş. The perfect holiday...
Mrs Spikes – July 2015
We recommend Simpson Travel to all our friends, knowing that if they booked a holiday with you they would be as satisfied as we are.
Mr Hoyle – June 2015
A superb secluded villa but only a short walking distance from several restaurants and shops. Well positioned for exploring a very un-touristy part of Turkey with many interesting sites of interest. Kirsti, the Simpson travel rep, was very knowledgeable and gave us information of lesser visited sites and places of interest which was superb. The villa was almost too good to move away from but fabulous to plunge into the pool after a bit of culture! The king-size bed and open-plan rooms makes the villa so lovely light and airy. The outside furniture is fabulous. The chartered BA flight from Heathrow was excellent – despite the longer journey to an airport. The flight was almost as good as business class with an excellent meal, wine and free newspapers.
Dr Hine – May 2015
Wonderful villa in a superb location.
Mr Jenner – September 2013
A wonderful, well equipped, secluded villa in a beautiful, quiet location with stunning views...who could ask for more? The villa was as much a part of the holiday as the area it was in and we spent half of our time enjoying its facilities. The idea of encouraging local developers to build villas just for two clearly shows an understanding of what couples like us actually want; so often we have been forced to rent villas that were really too large for our needs. It's an approach that will doubtless work well elsewhere. This is one of those places that will make your friends jealous and you wary of making it too well known!
Mr Morley – June 2013
We were overawed by Sakli Ev. A truly magical place to holiday.
Mrs Innes – June 2013
Our choice of Turkey properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.
To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.
* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.
A pretty mountain village just above Kalkan Bay, Islamlar is a place of bucolic tranquillity and rustic architecture set against the dramatic backdrop of the Taurus Mountains. In the heart of Islamlar you will still find a truly traditional way of life, unchanged throughout the centuries: an old tea house, a bakery where flour is still ground by millstones and shepherds herding their sheep among the olive trees.
Nearby is Islamlar’s even sleepier neighbour, Üzümlü. This traditional village is wonderfully unspoilt – a place where you can fully immerse yourself in the every-day comings and goings of rural Turkey.
But should you wish to experience a more cosmopolitan expression of Turkish hospitality, Kalkan with its beach clubs, vibrant waterfront bars and rooftop restaurants, is just a short drive away, giving you the best of all worlds.
To complete the picture, visit our handpicked selection of lovely villas in Islamlar & Üzümlü.
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