About this listing
Fully furnished 2 Bedroom Apartment unit with 2 shared pools. Peacefull location inTown . One of the swimming pools at the top has a spectacular view, the other pool is very close to the unit and usually not been used by many . It is just like your own private pool. You can have a short cut to the lower level pool by a wide step over the veranda and down few steps. The lounge and bedrooms all opening to a spacious veranda with sea and mountain views.
Open plan kitchen ,lounge and dining area. The apartment is suitable for 5 people .There is a lounge convertable to a double bed in the lounge area. It is easy to convert it . Just pull the metal bottom part out and flip over the matress on to metal base. Suitable for children to (website hidden),DVD player .Outdoor furniture, 4 white plastic pool side chairs with cushions and a blue umbrella provided. 2 white sun lounges with light blue cushions and a blue umbrella are in upper level. 2 white sunlounges with green cushions and a small pool table are located in lower level pool area. All marked Ozge Apart-B1.
Sun lounges in upper pool level can be shifted to lower level or vice versa . However, the Umbrella should stay in upper level.
2 bathrooms 2 toilets . Bed linen and bath towels and bath mats are provided . Beach towels are not included . The apartment is cleaned and fresh linen and towels are provided weekly. The service is provided by a professional Tourism Agency whose office is located in the old town.There are 3 apartments in the block all occupied by their owners. Some also been rented out to families during summer (website hidden) is a very quiet and pleasant location. Minimum stay 7 nights. All rooms are fitted with reverse cycle air conditioning. Shops,cafes,restaurants are just around the corner ,10 minutes walk to beach and old town Food at cafes and restaurants are delicious,lots of variety and very reasonable. Friendly and helpful locals. The whole place is very welcoming. When I first visited Kalkan my partner and I fell in love with the place.
Weather is perfect for holidaymakers. Kalkan has some historical sites to visit. Patara Beach and national park is beautiful and only 20 minutes drive from Kalkan. Public transport is easy and frequent. There is a Taxi rank just around the corner ,near the Supermarket. Bakery next to Supermarket and there are 2 more patissery shops other then Nur Patisserie' opened up the road near Akbank.
The apartment has a great location and is in town .However,it is not on a busy street. There is no traffic or noise.
Having a breakfast or a cool refreshment or cup of tea on the gorgeous veranda overlooking the pool and watching the mountains and the bay is gorgeous. .
There is a portable Wifi modem kept at my property manager's office Osman Koru at Abi Travel in old Kalkan town. Please pay 50GB deposit to collect the modem get your receipt and take the modem to Turkcell shop next door to "Lime Bar Restaurant" with the data card which you will find it at the apartment in the info folder on TV stand . Turkcell shop will load the data card with GBite of your choice example:10 GBite 81TL. Then bring the modem to the apartment ,plug it in and you are connected. It picks up multiple devices.
Pass word also located in info folder by the TV. 10 GBite lasts a while unless a lot of video and movies downloads. Just emails and surfing net does not spend a lot of data. Disconnecting wifi from your PC when it is not on use also helps the data to go a long way.
When leaving Kalkan please return the Wifi Modem back to my property manager Osman Koru at Abi Travel sign and collect your deposit.
There is a Fitness centre nearby -Gym-Pilates-cardio for people to keep their fitness during their holidays.
Interaction with Guests
We live in Australia. I interact with my guests via email. Our property manager in Kalkan will look after our guests if there is a need. His phone number will be provided .The apartment weekly serviced. There is no extra fees for service.
Taxi rank just down the road. Also minibuses near the taxi-rank. Buses to Kas -Patara beach at Oto-Gar up the road also available for a very reasonable price.
Other Things to Note
There is no wheel chair access.
There is a short hilly road to the apartment and few steps to the front door.
The bathroom towels are provided are not to be used as beach towels.
No smoking in doors.
No pets allowed.
Air condition units should be turned off when away from apartment.
If any damage should be reported to the property manager ( ABI Tourism Travel Agency)
Wir waren begeistert von Gunals Ferienwohnung: sie befindet sich im Erdgeschoss eines der beiden zusammen gehörenden 3 stöckigen Appartementhäusern, die durch die halb runde Bauweise nicht nur nett aussehen, sondern zudem durch den umlaufenden Balkon zu jeder Tageszeit Schatten boten (von oben sowieso durch darüber liegende Balkone). Ein unschätzbarer Vorteil im Juli ;-) Es gibt in jedem Raum eine Klimaanlage, die wir nicht ständig nutzen mussten, um ein gutes Raumklima zu haben. Die Einrichtung ist ansprechend und zweckmäßig, das Satelitenfernsehen ermöglicht auch das Empfangen deutscher Sender (wie wir in einer anderen Wohnung merkten, ist dies nicht selbstverständlich). Die Betreuung durch eine ortsansässige Reiseagentur hat Vorteile. So konnten wir auch am Sonntag Vormittag (normaler Arbeitstag in Kalkan) jemanden zur Schlüsselübergabe erreichen, ohne jemanden privat stören zu müssen, und hätten auch im Reparaturfall (der nicht eingetreten ist) jemanden ansprechen können. Das Reinigungspersonal kam am Donnerstag und leistete gute Arbeit. Die beiden Pools sind sehr gepflegt, wie beschrieben wurde einer davon fast nur von uns benutzt. Gunal selbst ist eine überaus freundliche, hilfsbereite, englischsprachige Gastgeberin, die nicht am Ort lebt. Sie hat uns per mail über airbnb sehr engagiert und gut informiert und auch Fragen zur Anreise mit Fernbussen aus Antalya sehr sinnvoll beraten. So konnten wir problemlos auf einen Mietwagen verzichten. Die Fahrten in umliegende Gegenden geht wirklich hervorragend und günstig mit Dolmus-Taxi. Der Ort Kalkan, der sehr auf britische Touristen ausgelegt ist (deutsch wurde nicht gesprochen und die Preisangaben mancher Anbieter in GBP meinen wirklich britische Pfund) liegt in einer tollen Gegend. Es gibt keine hohen Appartementhäuser oder Hotelklötze, aber sehr viele Restaurants, sodass die Konkurrenz groß ist und man beim Schlendern ständig angesprochen wird, doch einzutreten. Allerdings nicht so penetrant wie in Antalya. Eine uneingeschränkte Empfehlung unsererseits und ein herzliches Dankeschön an Gunal. Gunal's flat is fantastic. It's situated on the ground floor of one of two three story buildings. These buildings, erected in a semi-circular fashion, not only look nice, but offer shaded places on the balcony at each time of the day. A big advantage in July! Living room and sleeping rooms all have air conditioning. Which didn't have to run all the time for a decent indoor temperature. The furnishing is comfy and usable. Local contact is handled by a Kalkan company, the employees of which are very friendly and helpful. A house cleaning team came by on Thursday and worked thoroughly. Both pools on the premises are very neat, as hinted at one was used by us almost exclusively. Gunal is an extremely friendly and helpful host, who isn't living anywhere near Kalkan. We could easily communicate via e-mail and AirBnB with her, where she offered many information and helped us organize our bus trip from the airport. Due to her help we decided to forgo renting a car and used the terrific Dolmus system instead. Kalkan focuses on British tourists; you won't hear German voices, and prices printed with something like a pound-symbol are given in GBP, not Turkish Lira. The area is breath-taking, the...
I found this property ticked all the boxes for me to include in our family holiday. What a great choice, the location has not been overrun by awful tourists, the property itself is well built and maintained. Close to many good restaurants and markets and with great views. The owner was very helpful and made our time there a real pleasure. Be sure to use the services of the management team. Many thanks once again.
Fantastic apartment, very spacious with everything we needed and great location ten minutes walk from the harbour and only a few minutes to the old town. There was plenty of choice for restaurants and cocktail bars. A choice of two pools which was great and even though they were shared with other apartments they were never crowded.
Kalkan has many beach clubs that offer sun loungers on platforms next to the sea and even a trampoline in the sea at one! Two sandy beaches are close by but taxis/bus are necessary to get to them. The beach clubs pay for your transport by taxi or boat taxi.
There are many boat trips available which are great value for money. For 60 lira we were taken out for the day around the coastal area, at one stop we had a clay/mud bath. The crew provided a delicious lunch and were very welcoming.
All the locals are really friendly and helpful. Food is quite reasonably priced but alcohol is quite expensive (we bought some in duty free and had drinks at the apartment).
Overall, had a wonderful time!
Thank you Hannah, It was a pleasure to have you and your friends at our apartment. You are very welcome to come back and stay again. We are glad that you had a lovely holiday. Sorry about the Wifi. I live in Australia . I am going to Kalkan for my holiday next year and have wifi connected.
Gunal and Elvira
About the Host, Gunal
Pilates Practitioner,Director and owner of Harbour Pilates Studio in Coffs Harbour.
I was born in Istanbul-Turkey and came to Australia in 1973. I speak Turkish and English. My Partner speaks Italian.
Coffs Harbour is a beautiful city on Mid North Coast of Australia. I have been leaving in Coffs for 23 years and love it here.
Love animals and nature and travelling. First time visit Kalkan in 2012 and fell in love with the place.
I have been teaching Pilates since 2002. I love the feeling after I do my Pilates exercises. I have my own Studio which has been operating since 2005 with established cliental . Studio is fully equipped. I run group classes 5 days a week and also run private rehab and semi private classes.
I have the most gorgeous dog called Jasper. He is 13 years old and still acting like a puppy. He is healthy,intelligent and much loved .
I also like all the other animals. I am an animal activist member with Animal Australia. We are doing our best to stop animal cruelty such as closing down Puppy factories, live animal export ,cage free chicken, Greyhound racing dog training using live bait and many more other horrible things people do to animals for money.
I love classical music, operas. I go to movies and love reading and still going to workshops,seminars to expand my knowledge and skills as a Pilates teacher.
I am sure that travellers would like Kalkan-Turkey and keep going back .
I had visited Singapore and loved it, Hong Kong, England, France, Belgium, Fiji, Vanuatu, Thailand- loved Pipi Island. Loved to visit Italy, New York, Spain, Egypt
My life motto is "There is more you can do then what you can not do"