Villa Kempin is set in the friendly boutique Marphe Resort in a tranquil area around 2.5 km from the quaint harbour/port of Datca.
Villa Kempin is cool, spacious and furnished to a high standard with antiques and carpets. Consisting of 2 floors, 2 large bedrooms with en-suites. The open plan ground floor opens into a small, private garden with seating area for eating outdoors. Fully equipped with DVD, TV, A/C. Free Wi-fi in the gardens and pool. WiFi can be organised at the villa free of charge.
The villa is just 2 mins walk from the hotel, via a stepped stone lane decorated with Turkish tiles, antique stone-work and flowering pots.
The resort consists of 11 other villas, 9 apartments, a beautiful pool with a children’s area, shaded garden, and pool-side bar and restaurant.
The complex has been designed to give the feeling of traditional Turkish architecture: cool white buildings, stone walls, bougainvillea, and colourful ceramic pots. A small wooded area provides privacy for the villas by separating them from the pool.
Datca town is about a 2.5 km walk from the villa and is set on a beautiful harbor, lined with sailing boats, restaurants and tourist shops. Tourism is on a small scale and has been tastefully developed and Datca provides a welcoming Turkish experience.
At night the harbor comes alive, with families mingling and enjoying the restaurants and wandering along the promenade. There are several bars with dancing that stay open late.
There are safe swimming beaches with very clear water all around town, all having lovely views of the nearby Greek Islands of Symi, Kos & Rhodes. You can enjoy the range of cafes and restaurants that are directly on the beach. Sailing boats, wind-surfers and lessons are available.
There is a Migros supermarket within 10 minutes walk of the villa. Alternatively the Saturday Farmers' Market is a wonderful experience, with locals coming to sell their fresh organic food (olives, cheese, almonds, herbs and spices) along with fruit and vegetables and 'designer' goods!
Around Datca: Car and scooter hire can be organised. Datca is situated on a peninsula with pine & olive-covered hills leading down to sparkling bays and traditional villages and restaurants. You can still observe traditional life in the villages where olive and almond-farming continues. Several days can be spent exploring the peninsula either by scooter, bus or rental car.
At the tip of the peninsula is Knidos, the site of historic ruins, just 45 minutes drive away. There are also a myriad of coves and swimming beaches with little tourism.
15 km from Datca is a small 'Water Park' with a pool, beach, restaurant - children love it.
For those seeking shopping, tourism and night-life - Marmaris and Bodrum make worthwhile day trips.
Boats / Wind Surfing / Sailing: At the Datca harbour there are many daily boat excursions. There are fishing trips or excursions to the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes. Daily boat trips can be organised.
A twice-daily passenger and car-ferry service runs to Bodrum. Private yachts or gulets can be organised, with sufficient notice. Several times we hired a boat and sailed from Bodrum to the Greek Islands for a week.
Sailing lessons for both children and adults and wind-surfing hire available in Datca and there is kite surfing at the Surf Village 10 km outside of Datca.