Kalkan Secrets: Sunrise
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
If you are looking for comfortable, well equipped accommodation with a great pool, superb facilities and an enviable location near to the centre of Kalkan, look no further!
Location is just about everything in this town and the location of Sunrise apartment is superb - very peaceful, with a lovely relaxed atmosphere... but a quick, easy stroll to the town centre, so you can enjoy Kalkan's delights to the full and still get back in one piece! No need to get an expensive taxi, or suffer a long hot walk to get to Kalkan's wonderful restaurants & bars.
Sunrise is one of the Nur Apartments; a small block of five (plus a separate studio) which are all available for holiday rental, either separately or together. All of the Nur Apartments are privately-owned and share a huge, spotlessly clean pool.
Sunrise apartment sleeps up to 4; with a double (king size) bedroom and tow large single sofa beds in the lounge, it is ideal for couples or small families.
Sunrise will also have a brand new shower room/wc for 2014 and we will publish photos shortly
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan - 5 minute walk|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman - 90 minute drive, Nearest railway: Fethiye - 45 minute drive|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
-Comfortably sleeps 4
-One air-conditioned master bedroom with double bed; the lounge (also air-conditioned) contains two large single sofa-beds, both suitable for adults. Separate shower room with shower, wc and wash basin
-Kitchen area has all you need for a comfortable stay including hob, fridge with freezer section, microwave, kettle, and toaster
-Small rear balcony with a clothes rack - great for drying wet swimwear etc
-Main living area consists of air-conditioned open plan lounge/diner with two full-size single sofa-beds, dining table and four chairs
-Large balcony with table and four chairs - great for a leisurely breakfast or a quiet pre-dinner drink at sunset
-There are two separate air-conditioning units; one in the bedroom and one for the main living area
-Mosquito screens are fitted to all opening windows
-Cot/highchair available on request
-Cleaning: thoroughly cleaned to a high standard before each guest arrives and thereafter on a weekly basis; additional cleaning on request. Linen, bath towels and beach towels are changed regularly (normally twice-weekly). A washing machine is also provided.
-The pool and poolside terraces are kept clean and well-maintained by friendly, English speaking staff who are also on hand 24/7 in the event of any emergency.
-Contact us via our kalkansecrets website for more details and lower prices
|Further details outdoors|
Our "Sunrise" apartment is on the first floor with a good-sized balcony at the front of the block, overlooking the impressive shared swimming pool, which is surrounded by sun terraces with allocated sun-loungers and parasols... if the poolside and sun terrace get too hot, you can always bring a parasol up from the pool area, sit in the shade of the olive tree or cool off in the air-conditioned apartment!
There is a supermarket almost next door for essential provisions and a patisserie just over the road for fresh breakfast rolls and pastries etc, together with a pharmacy and a doctor's surgery within a couple of minutes; the nearest restaurant is also within two minutes' walk. Kalkan old town is just a five minute walk down a gentle slope.
You can work off any excesses at the gym behind the supermarket (fully air-conditioned, of course) and then take a luxurious Turkish bath, all in the same complex. Perfect relaxation, all within a minute's walk.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
At the centre of the Lycian region, Kalkan is well placed for visiting many historical sites such as Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos, Patara, Kekova (the Sunken City), Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos, Aspendos and the Saklikent Gorge.
Kalkan is friendly, warm and charming, with an assortment of cosmopolitan restaurants and bars, many with rooftop terraces and superb views, crammed between boutiques and shops in amongst the cobbled streets. The locals are very welcoming and the whole town has a unique feel that attracts visitors back year after year. Most holidaymakers you meet in Kalkan have either been before... or, if it is their first time, they vow to return soon!
Kalkan is relatively quiet by day - most holidaymakers choose either to relax by the pool, or go to one of the many beach clubs; maybe take a boat trip, or go sightseeing, or just browse the many shops and boutiques in the cobbled streets. All very relaxed! However, the town and harbour area come to life after sundown, when the bars and restaurants (we believe there are over 100, but who's counting?) open up and offer their hospitality.
The food here is legendary; always of a high standard - thanks to the healthy competition - and the menus are extremely varied, from traditional Turkish recipes to international high cuisine; using fresh local produce and always prepared with tender loving care. These guys are very proud of what they do, and they do it very well!
We've never yet met anyone who doesn't love the place.
In the year 400 BC, Herodotus said of Kalkan: “It is the closest place to the stars on Earth” and, according to rumour, one who drinks from Kalkan Spring can never leave…we don’t actually know if the Spring still exists, but it is easy to see why the rumour has persisted. One visit and you are hooked!
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23 Oct 2013
"Excellent base for doing as little as you feel like!"
We stayed here for a week in October. It was our first time in Turkey and we were keen to go somewhere that gave us a taste of the place, avoiding a big resort. Kalkan is a good spot for such a holi… More
Thanks... sorry we weren't there to meet you in person but glad you had a good time!
3 Sep 2013
"Kalkan Magic at its very Best"
Hosts Martyn & Fiona are excellent and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The apartment and facilities are all well presented, clean and tidy, location is perfect for everything, includin… More
Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated and you are always welcome ;)
8 Jul 2013
"A Great Holiday in Kalkan"
Just spent two very enjoyable weeks in Kalkan, staying at the Sunrise Apartment. The accomodation was very comfortable, well appointed & clean. It was ideally situated for exploring Kalkan. We were about a 15 minute walk from the beach & harbour area. Kalkan is a beautiful coastal resort with a vast number of good quality restaurants. It is a bit more expensive to eat out, when compared with a lot of other Turkish resorts. It is also hilly. However, this will not deter me from returning.
Thanks guys... you know you will always be welcome.
14 Apr 2012
Great location 5 mins stroll into town. Cleaned daily. Hotel staff friendly & efficient. Martyn & Fiona v. helpful with information about resort & property. They also arranged taxi transfer via Enes Tourism who were very efficient
Thanks for the nice review!
25 Oct 2011
"Best Apartment ever"
We stayed in Sunrise from October 8th. th October 22nd. It was a wonderful experience. Fiona and Martyn arranged our transfer from the airport and the taxi was waiting as we came out of the airport.
Pouring with rain when we got to Kalkan but never mind when we went into the apartment it was truly wonderful. Excellently fitted out everything plus more that you could wish. King size bed very comfortable and excellent shower in bathroom. The terrace was loveley with sun umberella and yes we did get to use it.
We have been to Kalkan a number of times and adore it. This was no exception. Omars next door was excellent value for money and his take away pizzas were divine. We didnt hire a car this time but it didnt matter. The town beach was loveley [could have done with a mattress on the sun bed] but for 7lire for 2 sun beds and umbrella what could you expect. Ate at the Olive Garden lovely and at Kaptans which also was excellent. Best fish and chips ever on the harbour at the restaurant attached to the Pirat hotel. Had a lovely trout meal in the mountains. Restaurant fetched us and took us back no need for a taxi.
Could go on for ever but would fully recommend Sunrise Apartments as an excellent base for a wonderful holiday. Kalkan I love you!
Thank you for taking the trouble to review Sunrise - so pleased you had a good time (but then again you are a Kalkan regular so you knew what to expect)!
5 Sep 2011
"5th time never disappointed"
Kalkan fabulous town. This apartment in great location, easily walkable from town. Fully equipped and clean with lovely shared pool. Ideal if several families go together, we had three of the 5 apartm… More
Thanks for this review. We always knew that having all the apartments would be a good way for several different families to come all at the same time but still have their separate space... but you were the first party to really test that! Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
10 Aug 2011
"Conveniently located apartment with the facilities of a hotel"
Our stay in this apartment was a pleasure from start to end. Having visited Kalkan previously and been rather "out on a limb" at the Kalamar Hotel up the hill, we were keen to stay closer to the town. The apartments are well situated as they are away from the bustle but only a five minute walk to the restaurants and shops of Kalkan. There are several grocery stores very close to the apartments and also places to eat.
The pool is a good size and private. Food and drinks are available from the adjoining hotel. When our air conditioning unit started leaking, it was fixed very quickly. The cleaners were very pleasant and the hotel staff were friendly. The facilities in the apartment were adequate for what we needed. We had breakfast there a couple of mornings but we never intended to cook much considering there are so many restaurants and cafes in Kalkan!
We intend to return to Kalkan and there is a very good chance that we would stay here again. On this occasion we travelled in a group of 3 couples and 2 singles. The singles shared a room in the adjoining hotel and the rest of us rented apartments in the same block.
I probably wouldn't recommend the apartments for people who have trouble walking as there are steps up to the pool and again to get to the apartment. That said, I probably wouldn't recommend Kalkan as a resort for someone who struggles to walk due to the steep hills so if you can manage Kalkan generally you should be able to manage these apartments!
Thanks so much for your review. Really appreciate you taking the time to write in :-)
29 Jul 2011
"You won't be disappointed"
The historic town of Kalkan is set on the edge of the Toros mountains and boasts more than 100 fine restaurants, many set at roof top level and all serving excellent food with first class service. This was our second visit to Kalkan but our first stay at Nur apartments. The apartments are ideally situated within about 15 minutes walk of the old town and beach (depending on your fitness levels – Kalkan is quite hilly and very hot in July!) and are handy for supermarkets, banks, good local restaurants and the weekly Thursday bazaar where you can buy a wide range of goods and food.
Our apartment, Sunrise, was exceptionally clean and well furnished and provided everything we could possibly have needed during our stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming and it was lovely to have our own private pool (just for the 5 apartments) if you didn't fancy the walk down to the beach.
We found the Nur hotel bar and restaurant to be quite expensive and a little loud for our taste so preferred to frequent the more traditional Turkish bars and restaurants in the town. A particular favourite was Lipsos, overlooking the harbour, for unpretentious food and service, where we whiled away many a happy hour watching the boats drifting in after their daily trips around the coastline and the fishermen unloading and transporting their day's catch to the local restaurants.
We would also recommend Hunkar kebab cafe down the road (follow the locals). We asked for the chef 's recommendation and had iskender kebab – one of the tastiest meals we had during our holiday - and just 13 lira.
If you're spending the day at Kalkan beach, the local beach cafe by the lifeguard provides exceptionally good value (the tuna sandwiches are fabulous); it is also handy for ice creams and drinks for the beach – and all profits go towards the provision of sports amenities for the local youngsters.
For a romantic evening our favourite was Mussaka Brasserie in the old town (we would recommend booking the balcony table where you can relax and watch the hustle and bustle in the streets below) where they serve the most delicious fillet steaks and also Chops restaurant up by the trout farms in the cooling hills of Islamlar, a short taxi ride away for a real unassuming taste of Turkish cuisine and culture.
We have already booked to return next year to Kalkan and the Nur apartments and could not recommend them highly enough. Many thanks to Martyn and Fiona at Kalkan Secrets for such an informative, friendly and straight-forward booking process.
Thanks very much... so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year :-)
27 May 2011
"Excellent location, extremely friendly locals, and beautiful scenery."
We spent five days in one of the first floor apartments and and had an absolutely lovely holiday. The apartment is very well situated - about a five minute walk down a hill to a harbour which has a stony beack surrounded by local restaurants and shops. The apartment was a good size and had everything we needed. The pool was large and shared only by the other apartments in the block. The scenery was amazing, the harbour was framed by mountains and I think that the sea was the clearest and most bluest water I have ever seen. The local beach was a stony one but there were plenty of sun loungers to rent at a cheap price - we soon realised we had to wear flip flops to get in and out of the sea. The beach was never very busy and there was a huge range of restaurants to choose from, We went to a different restaurant every night and never had a bad experience. The food was all homemade and delicious. The locals are very friendly but not sleazy or pushy and the town had a very traditional feel to it. We got a local mini bus to Patara which is a sandy beach about 20 mins away, this wsa also very beautiful but we felt that kalkan was slightly nicer. Both beaches have little cafes which serve good value food. On our last day we went on a boat trip around Kalkan harbour and surrionding area, this cost about £20, the boat ws luxurious and we had a good meal and snacks included, it was extremely good value. There are several companies in the town which run similar trips which I would highly recommend. In all the trip was great. Very relaxing, lovely friendly people and everywhere was really clean. The food and trips were quite cheap, but alcoholic drinks are about the same price as in England as is petrol. I think we spent around £50 each per day but this included trips and some shopping. I would highly recommend Kalkan, and the apartment, as a holiday destination. We were lucky with the weather which was probably in the early thirties and sunny every day. The sea was extremely cold but I think this is due to cold springs from the mountains. This is an ideal holiday for people who want to relax and have a more traditional holiday, there are no nightclubs which suited us but may not be for everyone.
Thank you for the positive review... please come again!
23 May 2011
"A quiet location but still close to the centre of Kalkan"
A lovely apartment will all the facilities you need for a great holiday. We have stayed in Sunrise three times now and been visiting Kalkan since 1989 so we really do love it! We especially like the central but quiet location of Sunrise with it's private pool and friendly atmosphere. It's a short walk to shops, bars, restaurants, the bus station, the weekly market, the beach and no car is necessary. We hope to visit again this summer.
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