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- Exceptional villa
- Stunning sea views
- Two private pools over two levels
- Walk downhill to Kalkan and restaurants
From its elevated location just above Kalkan, the outstanding Villa Mars combines magnificent sea views with indulgently spacious accommodation, all within walking distance of the exclusive beach clubs, superb restaurants and boutique shops of Kalkan. Built over ten years ago, Mars was one of the leading and first examples of the new wave of stylish and ultra-modern Kalkan properties and it still stands the test of time. Booked in combination with neighbouring Villa Venus, it also offers a wonderful opportunity for large groups to travel together and enjoy this special spot.
The villa is ideal for families and groups of friends, with generous social spaces and quiet corners for reading, snoozing or just marvelling at the spectacular views. The bright lights of Kalkan are conveniently close, but with so much private space at your disposal you might be more tempted to simply fire up the barbecue and crack open something deliciously chilled as the sun slips below the horizon. For a luxurious yet effortless evening in, our private chef service comes highly recommended.
With two private pools there’s little incentive to leave Villa Mars during the daytime either, however Kalkan centre can be reached in ten minutes on foot, ideal for older children and teenagers keen for a little independence. Kalkan’s charming streets are a delight to explore whatever age you are, though the steep terrain means the return to the villa takes rather longer, especially on a full stomach! The inclines can feel a little intimidating even in a hire car, so if you’d prefer private airport transfers as an alternative, we’d be happy to arrange this. For local journeys during your stay, Kalkan taxis are plentiful and relatively inexpensive.
Looking for 10 nights..? Why not add a 3-night stay in a boutique hotel to your villa holiday. To find out more, view our 10-night holidays in Turkey.
Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Kalkan
All guests staying in Kalkan are treated to a complimentary Turkish bath (hamam) treatment in the Kalkan Regency hotel's renowned spa and a day trip on the hotel’s traditional gület boat, Poseidon, with lunch and a welcome glass of bubbles included (additional drinks will need to be paid for on board). Tea/coffee and cakes will be served in the afternoon. Please speak to your local representative on arrival to confirm your bookings. Simpson Travel guests also enjoy free entry to Indigo Beach Club and a 5% reduction on any purchase at the Palm Beach Club. View full details on our blog.
- 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English-speaking news channels)
- Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, filter coffee machine, fridge-freezer, dishwasher (2 steps separate kitchen and living area)
- Twin bedroom (100cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room, leads to pool terrace
- Utility room with washing machine
- Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom including bath and shower, leads to balcony
- Double bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room, leads to balcony
- Twin bedroom (100cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, leads to balcony
- Small TV room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- No infants or children under 8 years of age
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Built-in stone barbecue
- Outside shaded dining area
- Infinity swimming pool 6m x 8m (depth 1.35m throughout) ), accessed via Roman steps
- Private swimming pool 6m x 3.7m (depth 1m throughout) with ladder
- 31 steps up to front door
- Steep driveway leads up to villa with parking for one car only, a second car would be required to park 30 metres above the villa
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*
* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.
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.
- Shops/restaurants (Kalkan) 3min drive or 5-10min walk (steep walk downhill)
- Kalkan beach and beach clubs 5min drive or 20min walk (steep walk downhill)
- Patara Beach 20min 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:
- 2-4 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Egea or similar*
- 5 guests – 1 Group D, Dacia Duster or similar*
- 6-8 guests – 2 Group B, Fiat Egea 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 – 1.3 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group D – 1.5 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group F – Automatic Fiat Egea or similar, 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group A – Automatic Ford Kuga SUV or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 1 medium suitcases*
Group C – Automatic Citroen C4 SUV or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcases*
Group E – Mercedes Vito 7+1 seater or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 3 medium suitcases*
Group G – Mercedes Vito 8+1 seater or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 4 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.
Our third stay at Villa Mars and it was just as wonderful. The villa is quiet, not overlooked and a short ( but steep) walk down into Kalkan. We just loved lounging by both pools and also in the new covered seating area. We enjoyed visiting our old haunts. Kitty, the Simpson rep, was as helpful as ever, always on hand to help with any minor issues. We had our weekly shop delivered by Figo supermarket which was pre-ordered before our arrival which was a real bonus! Another wonderful holiday arranged by Simpson Travel. Thank you
Isobel Berriman, May 2022
We had a lovely week at Villa Mars and the service from Kitty was excellent. We had a problem with the water which was sorted very quickly and she responded very efficiently to any queries. The villa was spacious and well kitted out. The day on the gulet was lovely and the hamam was great. Overall an excellent week and we were lucky to get away.
Jo Burkitt – July 2020
What an amazing stay we had at Villa Mars. Although there are a few signs of the villa's age, on the whole it is a remarkable place to stay. Plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and well equipped with everything you would need to make your holiday go smoothly. The service received from the ‘hosts’ with their daily bread delivery, pool cleaning and bin emptying was a pleasant welcome surprise. I would also like to say a big thank you to Kitty in the resort for her prompt response to any of our questions. And also thanks to the team in the UK – in the very uncertain terms leading up to our holiday we were kept informed at all times, and given the chance to be flexible if we needed to be. This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel, but certainly will not be the last.
Wendy Searle – July 2020
Another two amazing weeks in our villa in Kalkan. We love this place and have booked again for next year. Great weather, fantastic villa and such a variety of food. We loved sitting at Monkey every night for pre-drinks and talking to the BSG boys. We can’t fault Kalkan – it is our little gem and love spending our holidays here.
Chris & Paula – October 2019
A fabulous week in Villa Mars. Thank you Kitty and all the Korsan team for looking after us so well, finished off with a fantastic meal at Coast Restaurant. A great day out on Poseidon too, I’m sure we will be back for more.
The Davies family – September 2019
We have had a lovely week in this super villa. The Regency boat trip was a great day as well as visits to Patara and Kaş. All the restaurants are very good and the standard of food has been very good. We have generally walked down to the town and had a taxi back. Kitty and the Korsan team have been very helpful and we look forward to returning.
Roy, Denise, Mark & Freya – September 2019
Wonderful villa with so many lovely views. Indigo Beach Club is a great way to spend the day and a nice lunch spot. The complimentary haman at the Regency is well worth a visit. The complimentary boat trip is excellent, our favourite day and delicious food.
The Wynn family – September 2019
Enjoy yourselves, the villa is ideal. Go to Patara for an easy day out, a 20-minute drive, ancient ruins, and beautiful beach. Do a boat trip for the whole day with some snorkelling. You can’t go wrong with any restaurant in Kalkan.
The VM family – July 2019
An amazing villa with fabulous views. A week’s holiday has felt so much longer as it’s been so relaxing from Day 1. All the restaurants we visited were fantastic. The boat trip was fabulous as was the Turkish haman. Thank you Kitty and your team, we will definitely be back.
The Kemp family – June 2019
This was a fabulous villa. Really well equipped and comfortable. The service from Korsan has been superb. Hope to be back.
The Hunt family – June 2019
An amazing villa with fabulous views. A week’s holiday felt so much longer as it was so relaxing from Day 1. The boat trip was fabulous as was the Turkish hamam. Thank you, Kitty, and your team – we’ll definitely be back.
The Kemp family – June 2019
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.
Set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, Kalkan sits on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast: a cosmopolitan, vibrant resort perfect for exploring the timeless beauty of ancient Lycia's pine-clad shores. The pretty town centre is a treasure trove of narrow streets, whitewashed Ottoman Greek houses and inviting boutiques. It's also famous for its harbourside lounge bars and rooftop restaurants serving a variety of delicious food with impeccable service.
Our guests return to Kalkan year after year. To find out why, visit our collection of luxury villas and hotels – and, if you book your Kalkan holiday with Simpson Travel, we'll include a complimentary hamam experience and a day trip along the Turquoise Coast in a traditional wooden gület. Find out more here.
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