Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our own spacious, 3 large bedroom, duplex apartment arranged over 2 floors with a huge 180 sq metres of living space. There are 2 shower rooms (one en-suite to the second master bedroom) and an en-suite bathroom to the main master bedroom. As soon as you enter the entance hall you get a feeling of the spaciousness on offer (not found in most apartments) for your family to enjoy.
Sunshine Apartments are located in a tranquil area of Calis (pronounced Chalis) but are less than a 10 minute walk from the centre of Calis, the pedestrianised promenade and beach. There are local shops, bars and restaurants, all within a few minutes walk. The large and popular Calis Sunday market is located just a few minutes walk from the apartment.
This luxury apartment is fully equipped for self catering, with a well appointed kitchen that has all the mod cons you will need including a washing machine and a dishwasher (saves on the washing up!) The kitchen and lounge area are L shaped, open plan, spacious and will easily accomodate a family or two. The lounge area has 2 large settees, one L shaped giving comfortable seating for 6 and access to the wrap-around balconies. The lounge is where you will find the 32" Samsung flat screen LCD TV, satellite, DVD player and JBL Ipod speaker.
There is one good sized twin bedroom on the first floor, with its own wrap around balcony area (and two sets of sliding patio doors to gain access) adjacent is the toilet /shower room. The second floor has 2 generous double bedrooms (each around 20m2) both have their own balcony areas with mountain views. One master bedroom has its own large en-suite shower room and toilet and the main master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom.
The apartment has been tastefully furnished by us late last year and everything is brand new and of a high standard that we would expect in our own home, it is perfect for families/parties as well as couples.
The wrap-around balconies have tables and chairs available for Al fresco dining. During the day you can choose to sit in the sun or shade to eat (or snooze) another benefit of the stylish balcony/terrace areas that wrap around both sides of the apartment. From the top floor rooms there are lovely views of the mountains and towards the Fethiye area.
The apartment is situated within a small complex of 20 newly completed apartments, divided into 4 low level blocks all overlooking the pool area. The complex itself is well maintained and has a very friendly feel about it, with ample grassed areas to relax in as well as a large communal sun-bathing area by the poolside. Children and adults will enjoy swimming or cooling off in the turtle shaped pool whose head is a children's splash pool.
There are plenty of things to do locally from the apartment including crazy golf, a gym, tennis and the Aqua waterpark is great fun for the children (both old and young!) Further a field are the Rock Tombs, Saklikent Gorge, Pamukkale, Hisarouno and Olu Deniz and for the more adventurous day trips to Rhodes. No holiday would be complete without a boat trip around the 12 islands which start in the stunning Fethiye Harbour. (Trips best booked in the harbour)
There are currently 4 bikes for your use, extra bikes are available to rent locally. This is a pleasant way to explore the area and to get to the centre of Fethiye via the newly extended promenade (which is getting ever closer to Calis)
Public transport is very accessable, either by the local dolmus (minibuses) or larger buses. You can get on and off the dolmus wherever you wish along all the routes, just ask the driver. There is a dolmus stop within 100 meters that can take you into Fethiye for a cost of 2.00tlr (about 65p!). Olu Deniz and Hisaronou are easily accessible via the dolmus too. Another option for a trip to Fethiye is to use the water taxi station from the centre of Calis. This takes a bit longer but is worth it for the spectacular views do make sure you take your camera.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Calis 800 m|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Luxuries: 32" Flat screenTV, Satellite TV has some english speaking channels, JBL Ipod/MP3 speaker
Wi-Fi is widely and freely available in nearly all the bars/resturants in Calis and Fethiye. The nearest bar/resturant with free Wi-Fi is Cafe Rocca, about 100 metres away. You will be able to catch up on all your emails, download your daily paper or update your Facebook page whilst having a cup of coffee or an Efes.
If you would like Wi-Fi in the apartment for your laptop or ipad, you can purchase a dongle with a Turkish sim card (inc 4gb usage) for around 120tlr (approx £40 ) at any Turkcell shop.
The apartment will be cleaned prior to your stay and the beds made for your arrival. Fresh linen and towels are provided. Beach towels are NOT provided.
Instructions for the washing machine, dishwasher, TV and DVD player etc are all in the apartment if you need them.
The TV is compatible for use with laptops should you wish to watch films from your laptop on TV ( lead supplied but may not be compatible with all laptops). The JBL Ipod speaker is suitable for most Ipods and MP3 players.
There are wardrobes in all bedrooms which have plenty of hangers and dressing tables in the master bedrooms rooms and there is plenty of drawer space. A hairdryer is provided in the main bedroom.
All the bedrooms have air conditioning and balcony access.
A built in BBQ is available for your use on first floor balcony.
The kitchen has a table and seating for four and there is a table and chairs on the main wrap around balcony leading from the lounge so you can dine inside or out. All first floor balconies have seating and tables.
The apartment complex is surrounded by a large communal garden, which is also looked after daily.
|Further details outdoors|
There are four sun loungers available and a sun umbrella which can be placed any where around the pool or garden area. The pools are cleaned daily.
There is an outside shower which you are expected to use before entering the pool.
The bedrooms are very spacious and have space for temporary beds/cots. if you have a need for further beds (ie two family's staying and require extra temporary beds for children) please contact us to see what can be provided.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Turkey is a beautiful country where visitors are amazed by the incredible scenery it has to offer. The beaches are white and sandy and the sea is Sparkling and turquoise. With the mild climate the country is often bathed in sunshine for nearly 300 days a year and the local Turkish hospitality is second to none.
There are plenty of different activities available. Turkey is known as the number one destination for paragliding enthusiasts. It is also perfect for going on long walks, the Lycian way is a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast and mountains, starting from Fethiye and finishing in Antalya and is extremnely popular with tourists and locals alike. You can wander from Calis to Fethiye along the beach front which usually takes around 50 mins and offers plenty of places to stop along the way.
Turkey offers many other activities including, horse riding, wind surfing, kite surfing, water skiing, parascending and skiing in the winter months.
Calis Beach resort has stunning views across the bay to Sovalye Island and Fethiye. The sea front area has a long promenade which has numerous shops, bars and restaurants serving a variety of international dishes. The beach is also popular with the local turtles who lay their eggs here. We have also sat and watched the dolphins in the bay and enjoyed watching the beautiful sunsets. The beach is sand & shingle and is looked after by the bars on the sea front. Beds and parasols are available for a small cost. There are some water sports available further down the beach, such as wind surfing, kite sailing and water skiing. The local water taxi takes you on a journey from the river in Calis into the stunning bay to Fethiye.
Calis is close to the lovely town of Fethiye, which you can grab the bus from that goes pass the front gates every 15 minutes, or why not catch a water taxi which will take a little longer to get there but is extremely enjoyable and relaxing with wonderful views and a chance to take in the glorious coastline. We also have some bikes that you may use. A bus journey takes about 10mins to get to Fethiye as opposed to 30mins on the water taxi.
There is a lovely market in Calis every Sunday which is just 2mins walk away. At the market you can buy lots of different things from fresh lmeat and fruit & veg. You can also treat yourself to some of the designers most recent items with copies made such as shoes, handbagsand sunglasses plus more! Remember to haggle for your items!
For an even bigger market experience, head to Fethiye for the Tuesday market.
Fethiye also boasts a stunning harbour where you catch the glimpse of turtles that rise to the surface and again with many shops and restaurants you’re spoilt for choice.
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20 Nov 2012
"WOW !!!!! Lovely home , great holiday."
We stayed in this apt last aug for 10 days and had a great time .The apt is out of this world ,the size and feeling of newness hits you as you walk through the door . The location is also very good once you get your bearings, with a lovely walk into town and the beach etc .Also the modern feel to all the rooms and fittings were a real treat ,as was the lovely big leather suite and big flat screen tv and very good ipod speaker to listen to your music whilst chilling with a nice glass of your favourite tipple no doubt...... The locals are friendly, as this is a complex for home owners who also live there all year they make you feel welcome.You would not have thought we were at a complex as some days we were the only ones around the pool many times during our stay . Bliss!!!! We would not hesitate to stay again. Hope to book again asap.
29 Sep 2012
"five star quality apartment"
Sunshine apartment D5 is a quality property.
Fully equiped and furnished to a very high standard.
Quiet but ideal location, for town ,eateries, bars and supermarkets.
25 Aug 2012
"Lovely apartment in a great location, would definitely recommend!"
Myself and my family stayed in Sunshine Apartments for 2 weeks in August this year and absolutely loved it! If you are considering booking this apartment for your next holiday - do it!!
The apartment was clean, spacious and furnished beautifully. There were several balconies and the main balcony overlooking the pool was lovely to sit out on to eat your lunch. The air conditioning throughout the apartment was great in the heat and all the extra facilities like the washing machine, flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock just really added to the apartment's appeal. We have rented several holiday apartments before and this was by far the nicest we have stayed in and had everything we needed for our stay. The only small issue we had was that there were a few power cuts in the complex while we were there, but they didn't last long at all and this is something that the complex manager assured us is going to be resolved soon, so it wouldn't be an issue in future. It certainly didn't spoil our holiday in any way and we would definitely return again to the same apartment.
The pool area was lovely and clean, as was the rest of the complex, and we had 4 sunbeds for our use which was great. The turtle shaped pool was really nice looking and there was a decent sized children's pool if you have young children. Even when there were quite a lot of people around the pool it never got too busy. The pool could be used between 8.30am and 10pm and you were allowed lilos and beach balls which was great, as some apartment complexes we've stayed in before don't allow these.
The residents who lived in the complex were all very friendly and helpful, which really added to our stay. Mike and Dawn (the apartment owners) were also very friendly and helpful both before and during our stay, answering any questions we had and giving lots of information about the apartment and the area. Booking the apartment was very straightforward, as was sorting payment and receiving the apartment key, making booking our holiday a pleasant experience.
The area of Calis Beach where the apartment is located is really nice. There were 2 small supermarkets within a few minutes walk and the main strip of bars and restaurants was within a 10 minute walk. The main strip is located along the beach front which is lovely for sitting out in the evening and watching the sunset. There is such a wide variety of restaurants available that everyone is catered for, we ate out most nights and all of our meals were really lovely. We would particularly recommend the SAT restaurant where you can sit out on the jetty to eat, which has a beautiful view.
The beach at Calis is a shingle beach so isn't quite as pretty as some sandy beaches. This didn't bother us though as we only went to the beach once, preferring to stay by the pool. If you do like sandy beaches though, the beach at Olu Deniz is absolutely beautiful and only about half an hours drive. Public transport in the area is really good for getting to places like Fethiye and Olu Deniz, and is very cheap too. There was plenty to do and visit in the area surrounding Calis Beach. We did several excursions which we booked from a company along the beach front at a really good price. Would really recommend the Olu Deniz boat trip and the Fethiye 12 islands boat trip. The Calis beach market is brilliant for souvenirs and for cheap fruit and vegetables and is literally at the top of the road from the apartment. We loved it so much we went twice during our stay!
All in all, we had a brilliant holiday and would like to say a massive thank you to Dawn and Mike for letting us rent your lovely apartment! I would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone looking to stay in Calis beach - it's a great apartment, in a great location, at a great price too. We didn't want to come home and would definitely love to return!
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