Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Kalkan was an old fishing town well off the beaten track and over the last 30 years has developed into an upmarket busy tourist town, yet still retaining its old world charm. Our Kalkan apartment is located in a very convenient position close to all amenities but quiet and peaceful.
Our lovely first floor apartment offers a large open plan living room with a lounge at one end with a dark red corner unit sofa, coffee table and a free standing metal uplighter. There is a radio/cd player with ipod dock. The tv has 30 English language channels and incorporates a dvd player. The other end of the room is devoted to a clearly defined eating area with a dining table and four chairs and a range of kitchen units, a calor/electric cooker, a large fridge freezer and a Bosch washing machine.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with a memory foam mattress, a range of storage units and a shower room and toilet en suite. Door to own balcony.
The second bedroom has two single beds with memory foam mattresses, storage wardrobes and chest of drawers with mirror and door to the third balcony.
Upstairs there is a large roof terrace shared between the 5 apartments, ideal for such bathing or late night barbecues (supplied).
Downstairs there is a shared swimming pool with sun loungers.
It only takes about minutes to walk down into Kalkan to get something to eat at one of the many restaurants or go to the local beach or you can call one of the many taxis to get you around.
Supermarkets are within easy reach and there is a choice of several butchers as well hardware stores, phone and computer shops etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 80 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Large light and airy apartment of 75 square metres on top floor of a 2 storey block of 5 with air conditioning. Large lounge/dining/kitchen area with all cooking equipment you will need to self-cater. There is a water cooler to give cold water drinks all day. Kitchen has black granite worktop,Calor gas/electric oven,microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, electric kettle and toaster, juicer, steam iron and board and washing machine. Clothes line on back balcony.
2 large bedrooms, 1 with kingsize bed and ensuite shower room with toilet and basin, shaver point and 1 with 2 singles, all beds have memory foam mattresses for your comfort . Built in wardbrobes provide plenty of storage space. Air conditioning in both bedrooms .Separate shower with basin and loo and shaver point.
Lounge area has a large L shaped sofa, coffee table, flat screen TV with built in DVD player on marble table, radio/CD and a ceiling fan for coolness.
3 balconies with views all round of mountains and Kalkan bay. There are our own books,DVDs and CDs in the apartment and a small library upstairs for you to use. Bed linen, towels, beach towels and tea towels all provided for you. Please do not smoke in the apartment.
We provide you with a welcome pack of basic groceries or if you ask for anything special we can put it in, so that you can at least have some breakfast before you go shopping.
|Further details outdoors|
Large shared roof terrace with sun loungers, barbecue and tools and lovely views, ideal for watching the sunset over the mountains at Firnaz Bay.
Unheated pool set in garden area with plenty of sun loungers with cushions and shaded areas. Cold water shower and toilet for the pool.
Balconies have tables and comfortable seating with cushions for enjoying drinks or meals outside. Own sun umbrella kept in the apartment.
Own parking space for 4 cars. Situated in a quiet suburban road.
We ask for £100 per week non-returnable deposit and the balance to be paid by 8 weeks prior to arrival .
Payment by cheque, internet banking or direct over the counter at any branch of Halifax
We welcome couples or families, however the apartment is NOT SUITABLE for children under 5 years of age. NO SMOKING in the apartment..
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region is a very beautiful part of southern Turkey. It is blessed with a very scenic coastline and small islands dotted in the warm sea which is ideal for swimming or water sports. Inland the old Turkey is still there for you to explore, with tiny villages, the lovely plain of Bezirgan and local markets and friendly locals.
The Lycia region was colonised first by the Greeks, then the Romans and Byzantines and the ruins of the cities they left behind are all around this area. Patara which also has an 18 kms long beach was the centre of the Lykian league and restorations are being done now on the parliament building. Xanthos, Pinara, Letoon,Sidyma and Tlos are all within easy reach of Kalkan via dolmus, tour bus or car.
The climate is Mediterranean with long hot summers from May to October and warm, wetter winters. Inland in the winter there is snow and the sight of mountains not far from Kalkan with snow on the top while it is still relatively warm in Kalkan is majestic. Patara beach is 18kms long and one of the safest swimming beaches on the coast. The loggerhead turtles come up there to lay their eggs, so it is a protected area with a small charge to enter the ruins and beach, but well worth it..
Kalkan is a vibrant little holiday town with plenty of local amenities. The street market is on Thursday with food, towels, watches, shoes, jewellery, and local ceramics to buy for holiday gifts. On Sundays there is another more ethnic market at Akbel at the top of the town. From Kalkan there are frequent dolmus (the local mini buses) to take you along the coastline to other beaches like Caputas, the one often featured on holiday brochures, or further afield to Fethiye for the massive market there on Tuesdays. All these makets are run and used by the local people and you will see more of the real Turkey if you visit them, especially, Kas and Fethiye.
Restaurants in Kalkan are quite a phenomenon. There are over 200 of the them and their menus vary from gozleme (the Turkish pancake filled with cheese, honey, potatoes) mezzes which are delicious hot or cold starters , right through to really expensive European style food with silver service. We prefer the truly Turkish food cooked by family run restaurants like Odak's at the top of the old town. Further down into the old town is the Merkez pavement cafe, an ideal place to take a break and watch all the people wandering past or meet up with your friends. Many restaurants have roof terraces where you can eat at night looking out over the whole town and watching the moon come up over the mountains. Turkish wine and beer are excellent.
Further up into the mountains is the unspoilt area of Islamlar, where there are many trout farms using the water that rushes off the mountain tops all year round. These provide a welcome visit in the relative cool with beautiful rural surroundings and views looking down on Kalkan, as well as providing you with an excellent meal of very fresh trout and plenty of extras, salad, chips, borek etc.
Bezirgan is a an amazing large plain behind the Tauros mountains which ring Kalkan, where the local inhabitants used to live in the Summer and only visit Kalkan in the winter for fishing. It is now an apple and sesame seed growing area and trips can be arranged in town to see this old countryside way of life.
Our apartment is situated in Ortaalan, which is a quiet suburb just 8 mins walk from the main town. Various activities and festivals are arranged during the summer months in Kalkan (see website www.turkishlocalnews.com). Kalkan is the centre of the Lykian Way, a well sign posted system of walks taking you all around the mountains and the main sites of the Lykian empire (you will need your walking boots and poles, but not recommended when it's too hot). Car hire, sports activities, scooter and cycle hire etc are all available in town.
Turkey is a vibrant progressive country with a strong culture of its own of which they are justifiably proud. Her people are constantly striving for advancement so you will see many changes in infrastructure every time you visit. They are extremely friendly and hospitable and you as a visitor will always be welcomed as a friend.
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13 May 2013
"Great apartment in a superb location"
We had a wonderful 6 night stay in the apartment, and would certainly recommend it to people looking for a relaxing stay in Kalkan.
The location is great, just a short walk to the town, and there are good places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk.
The balconies of the apartment give lovely views out over the mountains and down over the town to the sea - we enjoyed having evening drinks on the main balcony whilst listening to the birds, watching the friendly street cats, and deciding where to eat later on.
The apartment is well equipped, and had all we needed - the cafetiere was great for morning coffee, and the 'welcome pack' of food on our late evening arrival helped us avoid pre-shopping starvation the following morning.
We had a hire car, and parking was no problem, using the apartment blocks own 3-4 spaces - there was always plenty of free and safe street parking too.
We didn't make use of the pool, but it looked clean and inviting. The view from the shared roof terrace was also great, and is another good spot for sundowners.
In summary, a wonderful apartment offering good value for a couple or a family. Kalkan and the surrounding area needs no further introduction, but if you haven't been, do go - this was our first visit, and won't be our last !
Thank you so much for your glowing review-our first review following commencing letting this year. This is a great addition to our own write-up of the property in our advertisement and will help to demonstrate to future renters the attractions of Kalkan and the benefits of this apartment in particular.
Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you and your friends again on future occasions.
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