Let Someone Else do the Work - Villas with Hotel services
Turkey specialist Exclusive Escapes is expanding its in-villa services for guests who want to enjoy the privacy of a house all-to-themselves, without the bother of daily chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping.
[UKPRwire, Wed Mar 06 2013] There is increased demand for villas with hotel-style services, as people want to simply sit back, relax and let someone else do the work. Villas with toys such as boats, an on-call chef, games rooms, seafront access, granny annexes and gyms are on the increase as guests seek a sleek holiday pad that ticks boxes for all the family.
A supermarket shopping delivery service with no price mark-up has been introduced in Kalkan, allowing guests the choice of pursuing the markets and bazaars but letting someone else shop for food essentials. There is no need to worry about car hire as a vehicle is ready and waiting to drive on arrival at your villa, with no waiver, petrol charges or insurance hassles. Mineral water dispensers, well-stocked hampers, daily bread delivery and an in-villa dining service are ‘de rigueur’.
To remind guests this is still a villa break, local staff are trained to have utter respect for your privacy, but someone is always on-call should a holiday PA be needed. Every morning beds are made, pools and surfaces cleaned, cushions plumped and fresh bread delivered without you even knowing the staff have been.
With a growing number of Exclusive Escapes’ super-chic waterfront villas in Kalkan, Kaş and surrounding villages, the hardest decision is to decide which villa best suits your needs. Two top-of-the-range picks include:
The brand new Island Villas on the Kaş Peninsula - four super-chic houses with a sleek, contemporary design, oodles of space inside and out, and private waterfronts with literally nothing between you and the sea. The villas have expansive gardens where there is table tennis and a volleyball pitch, or take out the mountain bikes to explore the local area. The sea is just a few steps away with a private waterfront and beach platforms. Go for a dip or take out the sea kayaks to explore the bay. The boutique Deniz Feneri Lighthouse can be called in to provide mouth-watering food, including fresh breakfasts delivered daily and four-course meals. Guests have full access to the spa and Turkish Baths at the hotel and can enjoy an evening meal at the restaurant. Hotel staff will pop over to babysit for nights when guests want to dine out. The Island Villas – Kovan costs from £1,800pp for the first two people sharing and £700pp for each additional guest (sleeps 10) including return flights to Dalaman from the private terminal at Stansted, Gatwick or Manchester, 7 days' 4x4 hire, a Turkish Bath and evening meal at Deniz Feneri Lighthouse, a welcome hamper and daily maid cleaning.
Ten minutes west of downtown Kalkan are the super-luxe sea front villas – Korsan Guney and Korsan Kuzey – each with a private waterfront and jetty housing a brand new motorised dinghy, ideal to pop over the Bay for cocktails in Kalkan. A party pad with extensive toys, the villas have a shaded games area housing a full size pool table and a separate table tennis table, while inside there is satellite TV and a games console. Each of the two 5-bedroom houses has a large terrace with a kidney-shaped infinity pool and layers of decked steps tumbling down to the sea below. The terrace surrounding the infinity pool has an outdoor Jacuzzi, colourful garden beds, sun loungers and day beds plus seating for 12 guests, and a traditional BBQ. At sea level guests have use of private beach platforms with a separate drinks and snacks fridge. The wonderful caretakers have been known to serve fresh Turkish pancakes and fruits from the neighbouring orchards, while the villa owners are local fish restaurateurs who can provide outrageously tasty seafood BBQs. Korsan Guney costs from £1,800pp for the first two people sharing and £700pp for each additional guest (sleeps 10) including return flights to Dalaman from the private terminal at Stansted, Gatwick or Manchester, 7 days' 4x4 hire, a Turkish Bath, welcome hamper and daily maid cleaning.
For more information, contact Exclusive Escapes (T: 020 8605 2500 or www.exclusiveescapes.co.uk ).
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