Villa Su | Luxury Villas in Kas Turkey
Drift to infinity
Villas on the Kas peninsula always enjoy great views, but Villa Su is outstanding even in this fabulous location. Its private setting is peaceful and secluded, yet it commands stunning views of Meis and 15 other Greek and Turkish islands. Better still, its large infinity pool (15 meters x 3 metres) allows you to drift towards the shimmering Mediterranean and feel as though you really could float on forever. Inside, this luxury villa for up to seven people makes full use of its vast spaciousness (300 square metres). Everywhere, the minimalist approach makes for cool, uncluttered holiday living. There is air-conditioning throughout and the villa has three bedrooms, with an optional fourth guest room or study. The terraces surrounding the villa and the pool all have those wonderful views, and there are paths down through the olive groves to a private, stone-built bathing platform at the seashore.
Outside: Upper terrace, lower terrace, barbecue terrace, covered veranda and outside shower; infinity pool; cultivated gardens; bathing platform at seashore; fabulous views everywhere. Private covered parking area for 2/3 cars.
Top 10 reasons to visit Turkey Taste Magazine Editor Nikki Benatar loved her stay at villa Su and declared the view from the poolside terrace at Villa Su to be one of the Top 10 reasons to visit Turkey
"A handful of exclusive residences perch dramatically over the Mediterranean - Villa Su, our home-away-from-home is among them.
Designed for maximum privacy and appreciation of views over sea to Meis and 15 other islands.
External– classical Turkish - utilizing natural stone from Korkuteli.
The air-conditioned Group A car gives you easy access to all the sites in the area.
The prolific travel writer Nikki Benatar has travelled extensively in Turkey, around the Mediterranean and the world. A better connoisseur of the luxury travel market is hard to find. Here she espouses the benefits of the tailor made holiday with one of the most knowledgeable and established players in the tour operator market Elixir Holidays. Their track record is almost second to none as they have specialist Turkish speakers and local agents. They know almost every crevasse and corner of Turkey and the London based company takes its customer service extremely seriously. They are trusted among their peers, travel agents know who to turn to when it comes to catering for those who do not want a run of the mill holiday. With elegantly small luxurious hotels with butler serviced cabanas based near the water’s edge, ostentatious villas with warm, friendly staff tutored in the art of the personal touch, Elixir Holidays.com have rightly gained their crown at the pinnacle of the small luxury hotels market in Turkey. Below is Nikki Benatar’s view of one of the most tastefully decorated villas on the Kas peninsula:
I feel like I’m on the set of a Sting music video. Draped over the edge of Villa Su’s 20-metre-long infinity-edged pool, I’m enthralled by the constantly changing colours of the Mediterranean. Below me, a steep stone staircase leads to a secluded deck with our own private patch of sea, where the water is a kind of translucent aquamarine. In the distance, where the Greek Island of Meis and several smaller Turkish isles complete the skyline, the sea is a deep sapphire-blue.
We arrive at Villa Su after an incredibly beautiful two-hour drive (which is uncannily reminiscent of the Southern Cape’s famed Garden Route) from Dalaman Airport to Kas. Perched on a steep hillside, our home-away-from-home is the ultimate in minimalist chic. A giant front door, flanked by bougainvillea, opens onto a cool, white-marble-floored landing where the South African owner’s contemporary artworks adorn the walls.
The all-white palette extends to the three en-suite double bedrooms and is broken occasionally by the earthy tones of the odd African artefact: a carved wooden stool here, a Masai-fabric wall hanging there. Floor-to-ceiling lilac mosaic tiles in the shower add interest to the modern, all-white bathrooms. Though there’s air-conditioning in every room, the white marble throughout helps to keep the house cool - temperatures in Kas get up to 40C during July and August.
A spiral, metal staircase leads to the lower-ground floor – the spacious and airy open-plan living-dining-and-kitchen area, where two oversized sofas have pride of place in a sun-drenched, sea-facing nook. Behind it, a double-sided hanging fireplace acts as an informal room divider. In the other sea-facing corner, an eight-seater dining table leads through floor-to-ceiling French doors onto the pool deck; the granite-and-stainless-steel kitchen complete with all the mod cons (including an espresso machine!), adjoins the dining area on the other side.
And then there’s the pool terrace… with its infinity-edged pool that seems to flow straight into the sea, an ocean-facing entertainment area (perfect for long lunches and late-night parties) and a bougainvillea-covered outdoor shower with breath-taking views of the mountain and sea. The overriding sense of seclusion and space is soporific, I’m loathe to sink into a chaise-longue for fear that I’ll never get up again!
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