We were guided by other reviews when booking this space. They were all not wrong. Over the last week at this villa (which offers basic comfort and amenities) I have spent hours gazing out at the mediterranean.
Signposted via 'Sunset Villa Hotel', this is an amazingly quiet and private place for peaceful relaxation and reflection. As 2 single female travellers, we felt quite safe here despite its relative remote location. Jacob was always an email away, and lovely caretaker Hassan dropped by infrequently.
With shelter from the verandah, the outdoor space is suitable for sun lovers and shade bathers. The pool is a real treat especially as windy weather around Kas Peninsula prevented swimming in the sea nearby during our stay.
Overlooking Greek island Kastellorizo (a.k.a. Meis in Turkish), the villa is slightly remote from the town, however, it is easily accessed each way via Dolmus (£1) or local taxi (£5), so 4x4 car hire is not essential for Villa Oliva. Kalkan is 30 minutes by bus from Kas town centre (£3bus /£20 taxi). A day visit to Meis is recommended, though be prepared to undergo passport immigration controls (Turkey - Europe).
We were the last visitors this season - at time of review, clothes storage & hanging space is limited - I have left metal hangers as there were none - though Jacob may address this following my private feedback. Also, he may consider improving the villa front street space for greater safety underfoot. The access road is VERY steep - Jacob also owns the villa Kelebash next door which has its own drive and easier access to the main road - and not for fainthearted drivers. Local main roads are in excellent condition.
Overall, it is worth the long journey south from Dalaman to Kas, for an authentic Turkish experience, and the towels and leather handbags . We travelled to Dalaman via Istanbul from Heathrow on Turkish Airlines, then 2.5 hours by private taxi to Kas. It was a smooth journey though be prepared for the internal transition from international to domestic at Istanbul, due to heightened security controls.