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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The accommodation is generously proportioned and comprises of entrance hall leading to a large open plan living /dining room and kitchen.The living room leads onto a spacious balcony with table and chairs overlooking the pool, The master bedroom has a king size bed with balcony overlooking the pool while the second bedroom has 2 single beds and a balcony with mountain views. There is a bath with shower in the bathroom . Double bed settee in the living room.. Air conditioning is fitted through out. The apartment is first floor.
Orange Gardens is set in a lovely uncrowded area of Calis just a 15 minute walk to the resort centre with its beach, many restaurants and bars .The local bus [ dolmus ] stop to Fethiye is 2 minutes walk away.and takes only 15 minutes to travel to this beautiful harbour town. The complex offers a tennis court including volleyball and basketball, and a mini golf. The complex is set in well kept spacious enclosed gardens with plenty of space for children to run around. The swimming pool is a really good size being 14 metres by 8 metres. There is a small toddler splash pool next to the main pool and an out door shower.There is a minimarket nearby.
If you like holidaying in spacious accommodation, in beautiful surroundings,in an attractive laid back resort with a wonderful beach,restaurants and bars and lots of interesting places and activities nearby, then this is the place for you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Calis beach 800 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private tennis court|
|Further details indoors|
TV for use with DVD player and selection of DVDs.
Sofabed in the living room.
Cot and high chair available from our property management company.
|Further details outdoors|
The main balcony is spacious for al fresco dining with table and seating for 6 complete with parasol. Two bean bag chairs are provided for balcony use.
Sunloungers x4 provided for use next to pool.
The well maintained gardens are grassed with a seating area, views of the mountains,flowers and shrubs - including orange and lemon trees.
The pool is lit at night.
The apartment is one of only 16 on the complex which share the large pool measuring 14x 8 metres. There is also a toddlers splash pool 1.5x 1.5 metre. There is a shower next to the pool.
On site parking for cars.
Table tennis, pool table and putting green available for use.
Adviseable to take own table tennis bats and balls.
If you want to ring us about our apartment (and please feel free), the best times are after 4.30 or at weekends . If you ring at other times on our landline or mobile, we may be able to answer directly, but if not, please leave a message and we will ring you back as soon as we can. We will also answer email enquiries promptly.
A welcome pack can be included for arrival.
an English speaking representative via our property management company is available 24/7.
Pool is in use May to October.
Linen and towels included - please bring own beach/pool towels.
Information pack in the apartment with information on local transport, amenities and place to visit/ activities.
24 hour site security
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Turquoise Coast is blessed with a stunning scenery of pine clad mountains,a beautiful coastline and lovely beaches.The climate is fantastic, with balmy springs and autumns of around 24 C, summers of around 30 C or more, and winter temperatures rarely falling below 10 C. There is practically wall to wall sunshine from April through to November. june and September are a particularly lovely to visit when the temperatures are not at the extrme highs, September having the edge as the sea has nicely warmed up. Calis has a pleasant breeze off the sea through summer .
There are numerous sites, ancient, cultural and natural to visit in the region.
PLACES TO VISIT
The apartment is an easy flat walk of 15 minutes to the beach and the resort centre. The beach in Calis is shingle and stretches for many miles. There is a cooling breeze which is very welcome in the height of summer.
The promenade is lined with restaurants and bars from where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
In Calis there is a waterpark,plenty of shops,some watesports and a Sunday market. There are plenty of agencies organising tourist trips within the resort.
Only 15 minutes on the bus to the attractive bustling harbour town of Fethiye set against the back drop of the Taurus mountains. From here you can get buses to explore the rest of the region. In Fethiye there is an old town to explore, wander along the lovely harbour, visit the bazaar open daily or barter down the prices at the huge Tuesday Market.
In Fethiye there are numerous agencies specialising in tourist trips.
The bus to Fethiye stops 2 minutes walk from the apartment. It can also be reached by a pleasasnt trip on the water taxi from Calis centre.
Otherwise known as The Blue agoon. Here there is a beautiful beach and an attractive resort with beach side bars and resteraunts. There are many watersports on the beach here. Children will love the shallow water of the lagoon and chasing shoals of fish. Olu Deniz is only 30 minutes on the bus from Fethiye.
This is a 14th century village that until 1922 housed Greek occupants. However after the Turkish government signed a 'population exchange' agreement with Greece the occupants left leaving it deserted. Not far away and worth a visit.
These tombs were excavated into the natural rock in the fourth century BC during the Lycian Period.The ones on the picture below are of the tombs at Dalyan but Fethiye has similar.
an icy cold river rushes down a 300 metre gorge for 18 kms. This is a beautiful refuge on a hot summer day where you enjoy a picnic or eat at one of the rustic resteraunts overhanging the river. You can also take an exilerating rubber tube ride down the river.
DALYAN MUD BATHS
Dalyan has thermal springs containing many minerals as well as mud baths. Dalyan has many therapeutic hot springs. The waters are believed to cure rheumatism, skin, liver, spleen and bowel complaints, as well as being beneficial for nervous and digestive disorders. The Sultaniye Thermal Bath which is famous in Turkey, the water is 40 degrees Centigrade. The mud baths are also said to remedy rheumatism as well as cleanse and beautify the skin. Once you have covered yourself in the mud, wait for a few minutes to dry it. You then clean yourself in the sulphur pool. Mud bath is also at a temperature of 40 degrees. A must for a day trip.
This lovely village is 30 km away from Fethiye. Gocek is a picturesque fishing village, which has become an important centre for the yachting/sailing set. You can relax here and enjoy a lunch in one of the many restaurants and bars. You can also visit the market on Sundays. To get there either by Dolmus from Fethiye or try one of the boats in Fet hiye harbour.
THINGS TO DO
12 ISLAND BOAT TOUR
These famous boat tours leave from Fethiye harbour and takes you around the bay of Fethiye. They moor as often as possible so that you can explore the ruins found on many of Fethiye's bays & islands. Swim, top up that tan or snorkel in the water. This is an excellent day trip and can be booked through most agencies or visit the harbour in Fethiye and book directly. Most tours leave at 10 a.m. and get back about 6p.m. A recent trip we took cost only £10 each and included a generous lunch.There are many boats doing these trips to choose from.
Take a trip up Babadag mountain and paraglide off in tandem over beautiful Olu Deniz. This exhilerating experience can last for up to 50 minutes.This expereience can be booked through many agencies in the area.
Visit a Haman and enjoy the sauna before having a soap massage lying on a marble slab. Your skin will be totally revitalised!
There are several companies that can take you diving and most are situated on the harbour in Fethiye. This is one for all the family even if you don't dive, snorkels and fins are provided for all members of the family to join in.
Spend a day canoeing down the Xanthos River, through Patara National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The river flows from the mountain springs that emerge from the Saklikent Gorge and ends at Patara. Experienced professional guides will help you get the most from your day. This adventure can be booked in Fethiye.
THE LYCIAN WAY
For the energetic. The Lycian Way is a series of connected trekking routes that has been rated by The Sunday Times as one of the 10 best walks in the world. The routes take you through cool pine and cedar forests and traditional mountain villages where life has largely remained unchanged for centuries. Transfers and packed lunches are provided.
This is a fantastic way to see the scenery, history and wildlife in this stunning area. This again can be booked through the tourist trip agencies.
A good way to visit historical sites and drive through the beautiful Taurus Mountains. The route may take you towards Saklikent, the hidden canyon and through the pine and cedar forests. After lunch (usually a buffet) the route will follow the river Xanthos to explore the Lycian Capitol before heading off to Patara and Turkeys longest sandy beach where you can enjoy a swim or soak up the sun. Booked through most tour agents in Hisaronu or Fethiye.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
For the more adventurous the Dalaman river will lead you on an unforgettable fun filled day, with it's white waters and natural beauty. The trips generally begin at the White Bridge along the cool rivers.
You can spend another day in Dalyan, which is about 1 hour from Fethiye. As soon as you reach Dalyan, First stop is the mud-bath (already mentioned). After that, you can go back to town centre and have lunch. After lunch, your boat will take you to the Iztuzu Beach (The Turtle Beach). This beach is one of the rare beaches of the world where the Marine Turtles come and nest. Also the Carian Rock Tombs which welcomes you as you enter the town, are really amazing .
Something for the future.
A new ski resort is being built on Mount Eren, an hour's car journey from Fethiye. This is due to be finished in 2009.
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17 Nov 2011
"Excellent accommodation , clean, safe and private."
Highly recommend this apartment, - clean, bright and welcoming on a nice private complex with a fantastic pool which the kids had to themselves as we traveled late September / early October.
The front balcony is brilliant in the morning - a real suntrap,and it was so relaxing and peaceful to unwind with a few drinks on the large rear balcony after a day out. Both balconies give a wonderful view of the sky's colour when the sun goes down.
It's a fair walk down to the main centre and promenade but the dolmus will stop for you just 100 yards from the door , and there is also a taxi call button at the gate - just press it and a taxi will be there within 5 minutes ( usually less ! ).
There's plenty of info provided in the apartment to help you decide on restaurants, trips and transport. Many of the restaurants are attached to hotels and will collect you and drop you back at the apartment. Try and use the dolmus whenever possible as they are frequent and cheap ( 1.5 TL from the apartment right into Fethiye) but if you take a taxi negotiate the price before you get in and remember the price goes up after midnight.
There are several fine restaurants within walking distance as Calis is an expanding resort and they are significantly cheaper than down at the beach.
I'd also recommend the airport transfer which the owners will arrange for you if required, our flight arrived at 5.30am at Dalaman and the driver was there to collect us right on time and to take us back 2 weeks later.
I'd have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to any of my friends and would certainly book again if we ever decide to go back to Calis.
18 Aug 2011
A beautiful spacious appart with everything that you need, spotlessly clean with well kept grounds and pool, within walking distance of Calis which has ample bars/restaurants especially on the sea front.. I'd recommend the Jeep Safari trip and the Orient Express restaurant on the sea front, excellent food and hospitality. Local transport (dolmus) is an excellent way to travel around to explore other areas. Appart is in a quiet area but in easy reach of bars etc, overall a very relaxing holiday, would definately reccommend. the locals are very friendly and helpful, they'll do anything for you.
5 Aug 2011
"A great apartment in lovely grounds"
The apartment itself was great - two good sized bedrooms (one double, one twin) , a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area, and a small bathroom. Washing machine is great for rinsing swimming stuff, and it was so hot that things air dried on the balcony in hours.
The Orange Park apartments is excellent - good sized plot, four blocks each containing four apartments, all centred around a large and warm pool. Most of the apartments are holiday homes so there was a nice communal feel to the place - although there were some days when our six year old boy was the only child there, no-one seemed to mind the subsequent noise and splashing....
Calis is a nice resort, not too big but with plenty of good places to eat, especially down on the beachfront. The larger town of Fethiye is not far away, and fun to get there either by the small buses that run regular services between the two places, or the Boat Taxi, which runs every half hour.
We'd definitely go back again.
22 Jun 2011
"Beautiful apartment, lovely swimming pool and great holiday."
Fantastic place to stay. The apartment is in a lovely little complex so there's other people around but it's not crowded. The pool was great and the kids played in there for hours. The whole place is very attractive and kept nice and clean. Calis centre is within walking distance although I suggest you take a drink with you during the day! People in Calis were very friendly; plenty of shops/bars/restaurants and a long beach where kids are safe. Would definitely go again
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20 Jun 2011
"Fabulous apartment and location"
We stayed at Orange Park for 2 weeks.The apartment had absolutely everything we needed - it was home from home.We found it spotlessly clean,well furnished and very comfotable. The apartment is near enough the the resort centre to be part of the action if you want to be but far enough away to benefit from full peace and quiet.The pool was quiet every day, usually no one else in there. The neighbours were very friendly and helpful, there are a number of English people living on the complex. There are so many things to do in the area and many of the trip organisers will organise transport to and from the apartment.Thank you for our stay at your lovely apartment - we can't wait to come back again.
Emma and Alex
Glad you had such a great time and thanks for doing the review.
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