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Kalkan Bay, pool & sun terraces, as seen from the balcony.

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This gorgeous, bright and airy, three-bedroom penthouse apartment, arranged over two floors, has spectacular views of Kalkan Bay from its large L-shaped balcony, private roof terrace, and infinity pool.

The apartment is fully and stylishly furnished, providing everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, and is only 10 minutes’ walking distance from the heart of the Old Town, with its fabulous selection of restaurants and bars, and just a little further from the harbour and local beach.

It is located in a new, four-apartment, complex. The building is unique in that it has private covered car park, for your use, discreetly located under the spacious lower sun terrace. From the shared infinity pool, on the upper terrace, you can enjoy dream-like views of the harbour, the bay and the islands beyond, all the way to the clear Meditteranean horizon. A breathtaking vista, day or night.

All rooms are air-conditioned and finished to a high standard. The fully equipped kitchen provides all you need to make a satisfying meal to eat al-fresco on the balcony or in the dining area, lounge, or roof terrace.

The three double-bedrooms – two double, one twin (convertible to a double) – all have hand-crafted, fitted wardrobes/drawers and immediate access to the large bathrooms (one on each floor). All beds have high-quality mattresses and pillows to assure a restful night's sleep. Two of the bedrooms have sea views, with french windows opening onto the private roof terrace.

All linen is included. Sun-beds, parasols and pool/beach towels are also provided.

Bay Vista penthouse is well situated for easy access to all the local amenities whilst benefiting from the best views in the area.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Bay Vista penthouse is fully furnished and well equipped for all your holiday needs. All rooms are air-conditioned and heated. All the furniture has been custom-built for the apartment. All floors are tiled and the stair-steps are marble.

The LOWER FLOOR (entrance-level) of the penthouse comprises: south-facing living area with one two-person sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player and a modest selection of DVDs; fully-fitted kitchen with fridge-freezer, oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine; dining area with a dining table and six chairs; master bedroom, with a king-size double-bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, large built-in wardrobe with full-length mirrors, vanity table, chair and mirror, ironing-board and iron; fully tiled wet room with shower, toilet, basin and mirror.

A large L-shaped, south-facing balcony wraps around the lower floor and its wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors provide access from the living/dining/kitchen areas and truly spectacular views of the Old Town, the harbour and Kalkan Bay. The balcony is perfect for al fresco dining, any time of the day, and there is an additional garden table and six chairs provided for this purpose.

The UPPER FLOOR (roof-terrace level) of the penthouse comprises: double bedroom, with a king-size double-bed, wardrobe and built-in, mirrored cupboards; double bedroom, with twin beds (specially made so that they can be turned into a double-bed), built-in wardrobe and built-in, mirrored cupboards; fully tiled wet room with shower, toilet, basin and mirror.

French windows in the upper-floor bedrooms open out onto the roof terrace, providing utterly spectacular views of the entire bay area and the surrounding Taurus mountains.

Further details outdoors

The upper sun terrace and huge lower sun terrace are communal to the four-apartment complex. The upper terrace includes the gorgeous, kidney-shaped infinity pool, which incorporates a shallow children’s area that you can sit in, rather like a hot tub, and enjoy the unimpeded view of water all the way to the horizon – have a look at the photos to see what we mean!

The apartment has four sun loungers, two parasols and two side-tables, specifically for use by our guests, to enjoy the terraces and the pool area. We also provide a few beach towels, but bring your own, too.

There is space for parking, in a private, sheltered car park, accessible from the front of the building but discreetly hidden from view under the large lower sun terrace.

Further details

Our English-speaking local agent will meet you on arrival and show you the apartment. A welcome hamper is provided to help you get things underway. The apartment will be cleaned and fresh bed linen and towels provided on your day of arrival.

Our agent is based in the vicinity. Should you need any help or advice about the apartment, Kalkan, Turkey, or anything else for that matter, he will be at hand and very glad to help.

Please bring your own, extra, beach towels.

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast region

Kalkan is on Turkey’s 'Turquoise Coast', so-called because of the stunning, crystal-clear, blue coastal waters of this beautiful Mediterranean area, and is located in the region that corresponds to ancient Lycia. The weather is reliably excellent, there are heaps of things to see and do, and Kalkan makes the perfect base to plan short trips for a day or two in the area.

From Marmaris to Antalya there are a score of sites worth seeing: from Lycian, Dorian, Roman, and other ancient civilisations. Highlights include historical Lycian cities such as Patara, Letoon, Tlos, Myra, Simena, and just about everything in the Xanthos valley, not forgetting the magical site at Olympos.

In addition to visiting the ancient Lycian sites, you can go sunning and swimming at the gorgeous sandy beaches of Patara (25 minutes from Kalkan) and Kaputas (10 minutes), take a boat ride to the sunken city of Kekova, visit the harbour towns of Kas (25 minutes) and Fethyie (1 hour) and their markets, go paragliding over Oludeniz and Kas, visit Islamlar (famous for its trout farms) and the ruins of the Greek village Kayakoy, go wading in the cool waters of the Saklikent Gorge, or even use your passport to get to the Greek island of Kastellorizo (aka Meis), which is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from Kas.

Check our photographs for some examples!

They are all well worth a trip. Most are accessible by local organised excursions or the frequent-running buses. Otherwise, there are many car rental places in Kalkan to get you on your way.

Also, consider visiting out of season if you can. Any time from late April to mid October is fine and the spring in particular is lovely down here. In the autumn the water is still warm and you should find everything easier and cheaper outside of the July/August rush.

Kalkan

Kalkan, once a small Greek fishing village, sits nestled at the foot of the towering Taurus mountains which plummet steeply into the warm, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Now a small, picture-perfect harbour town, it has lost none of its charm, and oozes character that is reflective of its multi-cultural past.

The narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with whitewashed, shuttered houses, draped in brightly coloured bougainvilleas, twist down to the picturesque harbour set on the cusp of a spectacular bay, dotted with small islands which tease and impel your view all the way to the open Mediterranean horizon.

Kalkan is more sophisticated than the usual resort and has not been touched by mass tourism. It benefits from an average of 300 days sunshine a year. Daytime temperatures over the winter months can reach the mid 20sC and seldom fall below 15C. The hottest months are July and August, when temperatures reach the high 30sC. A gentle breeze in the afternoons helps to keep temperatures at a comfortable level; otherwise, if it gets too hot, you can dip into the pool or the sea, where the temperature is generally 26C.

The apartment is located within ten-minutes’ easy walking distance from all local amenities and only a few minutes more from the Old Town, harbour and local beach. There are several banks, a post office, a variety of supermarkets, a large weekly market (every Thursday) and a couple of internet cafes.

The local beach, which is pebbley but still very nice, is near the harbour. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for a small charge. There is a playpark next to the beach and, when you’re ready for lunch or a daytime snack, you will find numerous tatsteful restaurants and bars along the harbour and shoreline.

Kalkan has a host of beach clubs all accessible by free boat-taxi or road-taxi. Free boat-taxis run to/from the harbour to the three beach clubs in Kisla. Any road-taxi will take you to the other beach clubs, such as those in Kalamar; the drivers will be paid by the club on arrival, and the club will arrange your free trip back home.

All beach clubs offer the choice of total relaxation or, for the more energetic, water-skiing, jet-skiing, scuba-diving and plenty of other water-related activities.

For even more relaxation, you may wish to try a Turkish massage in one of the local spas.

If you enjoy shopping you will not be disappointed. There is an excellent range of shops offering everything from Turkish antiques, rugs, carpets, crafts, clothing and jewellery, including ‘designer’ goods.

The town is renowned for its fine and varied selection of restaurants, eateries and bars, with menus to suit every taste and pocket – there are over 100 from which to choose. The most popular are the roof-terrace and harbourside restaurants with breath-taking views, inviting staff, a don’t-want-to-leave ambience and a variety of entertainment, from traditional folk music, jazz, blues, pop and, of course, belly-dancing.

For out-of-town activities, you can go to the nearby beaches, go hiking on the Lycian way, take a relaxing all-day cruise on a gullet, or take a trip to one of the historical sites of ancient Lycia. There are many places to visit within a short distance of Kalkan, as mentioned in the section above, and local tour operators offer boat trips and tours at reasonable prices. Of course car and scooter rental are also available. Boat trips leave daily from the harbour; the itinerary can be personalised to your requirements and if desired you can book in advance.

In short ... you will find everything you need here to have a FABULOUS holiday!

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8 May 2012

5/5

"A tranquil, beautiful, stylish apartment with spectacular sea views"

I had a fabulous time in Kalkan for the 8 days that I stayed in this beautiful apartment. It has all the ammenities for cooking in the apartment if you wish and there is a lovely dining table in which to sit with a view of the sea through the glass sliding doors. Or if you wish, you can do as I did, you can eat your meals on the balcony outside and enjoy a peaceful breakfast looking out to a tranquil blue sea. The apartment has stylish wrought iron stairs leading up to the top floor and the beds have very high quality mattresses and bed linen. I slept well there and it is quiet.The shower rooms are spacious and on two floors. I stayed in one of the top rooms where I had the patio, so I would jump out of bed and sunbath first thing. By the way it was around 36 degrees everyday, i never saw one cloudy day. It is a short walk to the old town of Kalkan which has some amazing restaurants, I tried many when I didn't cook in the apartment at night. Also there are some designer shops, one which specialises in leather bags, I bought a chanel bag for a very good price. The agent on the property lives next door and is very helpful with arranging taxis if you need one. I used it a few times to go to the wonderful Kalama beach club, you can lay on luxurious cushions and it has a lemonade to die for. You can also get a taxi to Patara beach which is a place of such natural beauty, it is breathtaking. I didn't have a car but if you do then there is the garage in front of the property, discreetly hidden. I must not forget the Infinity pool as that was one of the chief highlights. You literally feel like the sea is going on forever, and I was particularly moved by the experience of laying in the pool, listening to the noon day salah (prayer) echoing across Kalkan bay. That was a unique experience. There are also brochures in the apartment giving you comprehensive information regarding the many tours to amazing ruins such as those at Tlos and the sunken water city of ancient Lycia. I really enjoyed that one, it is a fantastic boat trip, I sunbathed on the deck and swam in the sea and saw a pirates cave!! Lots of fun because the Turkish people are so incredibly friendly! I have been to Italy and Spain etc, many places in Europe but, I have to say that the Turkish were the most hospitable people I have ever encountered. Needless to day I will not only be returning to Turkey this summer, but have infact booked this very apartment for the first week in September, and am bringing my son with me this time. That's how much I loved the whole experience.

30 Apr 2012

5/5

"Fabulous apartment, fabulous view, fabulous town, fabulous country."

The location of Bay Vista Penthouse is perfect for the best view of Kalkan Bay and the harbour from the pool, the balconies and the roof terrace. And it is only a very short walking distance from the amenities and Old Town, so no taxis needed. We wanted for nothing on this holiday. The apartment is fully appointed. Everything is brand new. We were greeted by the owner's Kalkan-based agent and he was very happy to offer advice and recommendations about entertainment and activities in the region, of which there are many. This was our first trip to Kalkan and it definitely won't be our last. And when we do go, we will be booking this apartment again.

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      Calendar last updated:22 Aug 2014

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