ISLAMLAR ~ KALKAN
~ About Us ~

Deborah Harston ~ +90 534 744 9255

Grapevine Cottage is a charismatic home with real bucolic charm. It is set in a shady vineyard with views of the sea just a short walk down a quiet lane from the centre of ISLAMLAR village but only 8 km from Kalkan and other tourist attractions.

It has been decorated in a natural, old fashioned Turkish style with colourful kilims and textiles and original art work a feature. The two bedrooms are situated downstairs where it is cooler in summer and both have their own bathroom, one with tub. One bedroom is made entirely from wood and the other within the original stone building with thick stone walls. Both bedrooms open out onto their own private patio space.

The garden is a cool haven with its own small brook running past the front door. At night it is pleasant to go to sleep to the sound of running water. The spacious living room and well equipped country kitchen are upstairs taking full advantage of the panoramic views both of the sea and mountains. The upstairs is wood panelled and has a high ceiling. The balcony leads off the living area and is the nicest place to eat in the summer having a shady thatched roof and fantastic views of the mountains and the sea. It is elevated above the vines and has been compared by some guests to a large bird's nest.

The garden is very shady and cool with running water. There is a large paved barbecue area in front of the house under the vines with two tables giving another pleasant area to sit and enjoy the garden.

There is a small duck pond and several ducks. There are also some chickens and free range eggs are available. We keep a large turkey and his mate and a couple of guinea fowl.
 

Grapevine Cottage offers you the opportunity of enjoying Turkish village life at first hand. There is usually some activity going on in the gardens nearby such as the grape harvest and the women regularly get together to make yufka, the delicious flat village bread. You will be invited to try it! It is above all a welcome retreat from the busier and often rather hot coast.

Islamlar village is 5 miles from Kalkan. There is still no public transport so we recommend you hire a car. We can organize this with a very reliable company who will pick you up at Dalaman airport for the price of the petrol. If you do not want to drive we can shuttle you to the nearest bus stop which has dolmuses that go most places.