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Invite to our private retreat in Turkey!


We invite you to join us this season from May to October on your own private journey.  At the moment Turkey represents an incredible value, easy access (no Covid testing required- nonstop flights from SFO), safe travel (excellent Covid protocols in place - almost all activities and meals outdoors), and no crowds at all.  


We created a unique retreat program based in our villa that we will privately guide for our guests. Jale will provide on site cooking classes, specialty meals, and  visits to local markets.  Perry will guide scenic hikes on the Lycian trail and optional kayak explorations over sunken ruins.  We will both lead outings to our favorite hidden spots including the mountain villages, lunch at a trout farm, off the beaten path ancient sites, day boat explorations to the local islands, our favorite local eateries, and secret beaches.  Did we mention the massage and yoga options available? The incredible local wines?


All from the comfort of our 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa with infinity pool and 180 degree views of over 7 islands in the turquoise sea below.  Once you arrive it’s all taken care of.  Just unpack once and enjoy a relaxing week of culinary and cultural exploration.  We can customize each retreat for your private group’s special interest.  Group size can be 4 to 8 guests.

This retreat combines perfectly with a 7 night gulet charter and/or extensions to Cappadocia, Ephesus and Istanbul.  Let us handle the planning and just come enjoy, relax and explore our amazing corner of the world with expert local insight. Contact us for details and pricing. Villa also available on a rental only basis. For more details please us:






Testimony from past guests

In the fall of 2021 my wife and I had an amazing two-week stay in a private retreat at the Robertson’s villa in Kalkan. It is the perfect spot to escape cabin fever created by two years of pandemic.  The villa sits on a hill with a panoramic view overlooking the Mediterranean and is near to ancient Roman and Lycean World Heritage sites. We stayed in the Levanta suite which was private, spacious, pool side, and very comfortable.  


Our mornings began with a swim in the pool and our evenings commenced with sunset gin and tonics with Perry and Jale. Jale customized our experience to match our interests. We were treated to daily excursions to ancient sites, markets, village visits, hiking, wine tasting, and to an incredible culinary experience, highlighted by Jale’s cooking skills and knowledge of the local cuisine. Some days we did not leave the villa at all as we read books and just watched the sky roll by. There is something about the Mediterranean climate and cultural experience that calms the spirit and allows one to live in and enjoy the present moment to its fullest. The experience we had at the villa was satisfying, soul-soothing, relaxing, and memorable to the highest degree. We plan to return there again in the near future.


Joe and Jasdeep Toback

Here is a 2 minute video of our Kalkan Retreat:

We spent two months in Turkey last summer and worked on restoring our home on the Mediterranean coast which we built back in 1999.  It was a lot of work but a great success in the end.  We have so many stories about building and restoring this house, we can easily write a book similar to "Under the Tuscan Sun." Turkey was almost normal.  They have a great health system, exercise good protocols (masks required, temp checks upon entry), etc…  Restaurants and bars were open and since it was summer everything was outdoors.  We spent a good quality time with our Turkish family and the highlight was a gulet cruise from Kas to Simena.  


Our villa is situated between Kalkan and Patara, 300 meters above the sea level. It's surrounded by olive trees and has sweeping views of Kalkan Bay. It's on the famous Lycian Way so you can hike to Roman aqueduct and then swim in Firnaz Bay or hike to Patara. This villa is perfect for those who are looking for peace and quiet in the nature yet will have all the amenities such as private pool, several terraces, a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, etc,.. Daily pool cleaning is included.

10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3.5 baths

Parking, WiFi, Full Kitchen, Private Pool

Please contact us for rates and availability: 

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