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Luxury 2 Floor Apartment, Large Pool, Lovely Garden Area and Fantastic Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Large and Spacious 2 Bedroomed Duplex Apartment in Kalkan, Turkey - Easy Walking Distance to Kalkan Village

Zambak Apart is a very spacious luxury duplex two bedroomed apartment set on the Kalamar Road, with superb views across to the nearby islands, and an easy leisurely walk into the beautiful and idyllic picturesque town of Kalkan. The walk itself is very pretty and picturesque due to the views of the bay and colourful bloom of the bougainvillea flower. Free Wifi internet access available in the apartment. Apart from a CD player there is also a docking speaker system for your personal Ipod, so you have your own choice of music. There is also an electric water cooler so that you have continuous cold bottled water. The swimming pool is one of the only ones in Kalkan that is maintained and kept full throughout the year so is always clean and fresh if you fancy a dip during the Winter.

Lew Whittaker
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Lew Whittaker

It is often hard to critique yourself to create that image, but my wife and I are people who enjoy holidaying and relaxing, which is why we have come back to Kalkan time and time again. We love the ambience of the town and its nice hustle and bustle of an evening, without being crowded, as you head through the streets seeking restaurants that you have booked or looking at the shops with their varied trinkets and clothes. We have been to Spain and Italy, and they are beautiful, but the pull of Kalkan just keeps happening. We take great pride in making sure that the apartment is equipped so that you can enjoy your holiday without any problems, but we do know that things can occur so always make sure that you are able to contact our agent. The Kalkan Secret is staying alive!!

Lew Whittaker purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Lew Whittaker chose Kalkan

I came to Kalkan with my family in 2000 after many a year of travelling around France. We had never stayed in the same place twice and could never imagine doing so. We found the Yelken Hotel in a holiday magazine and decided to give it a try. Arriving in Kalkan we were made to feel like one of the family, both in the hotel and within the town itself. We were so happy with our holiday that we booked again and found year two as good if not better, so we became Kalkanites. The hotel closed due to the collapse of a tour company, so it was transformed into Luxury Apartments. Not wanting to miss out we bought one and never regretted it from day one. There is everything we need here but the peace and tranquility of where we live, coupled with the wonderful people is what drags us back yearly.

What makes this apartment unique

Yelken Apartments have a wonderfully sized swimming pool and well looked after garden area that make this complex a joy to relax in, knowing you have the peace and tranquility to enjoy your holiday. Everyone tends to go at different times so the pool area never seems to be crowded. Our apartment is a large and generous size, and with the addition of an extra shower room makes it an ideal property for up to six people at a lower cost than a lot of villas in the area. We continually update the property, both for our enjoyment and that of our guests. Although this is our holiday home we do treat it with the emphasis on the home as we know that once in the apartment we can chill and relax. We always want our guests to feel the same hence why guests have returned more than once.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely and elegant apartment. Kalkan is a special place' Jacqui, Tony, Mavis and Trevor

'Your apartment is truly beautiful. I can't imagine going to Kalkan and staying anywhere else but Zambak' Liz and family.

'Thankyou so much for letting us stay. The apartment just blew us away. It was beyond our expectations. It was perfectly furnished, and had all the trimmings we could have possibly wanted' Seema and Andreea

'Thankyou. We had a lovely time. I have been self catering with children for 15 years and your apartment was by far the best equipped' Sarah
Oct 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor fully equipped shower room with corner shower unit, wc and sink. - Ground floor shower room also with toilet and sink making it ideal for six people.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, built in wardrobe and own balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, large built in wardrobe and own balcony. Comfortable spring double sofa bed in lounge can accommodate two people.
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning in all rooms. All outer doors have the addition of useful mosquito doors. The apartment is ideal for families. Please no smoking within the apartment, although it is OK on the patio. No pets. Property has a coded safe for that extra piece of mind. There are two hair dryers and hair straighteners for use during your stay. There is also a welcome pack to greet you on your arrival. Free Wi-fi internet access is available in the apartment for those that travel with their laptops. There is also availability of a travel cot for those with younger children. Outside: Patio overlooks the beautifully well presented and colourful garden area as well as the wonderful backdrop of the bay and islands. The large patio area includes four padded chairs and table with large parasol. Both upstairs balconies have a padded chair and table. Large shared swimming pool, (75m2 in size), which is cleaned daily by on site staff, with large jacuzzi and small childrens pool. There are plenty of sunbeds with cushions and further parasols around the pool for your use. There is a large brick built BBQ, which is always available for your use during the stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning included with towel and linen changed on weekly basis for stays more than ten days. Cleaned initially prior to arrival. Pool/beach towels are also provided for your use.


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Luxury 2 Floor Apartment, Large Pool, Lovely Garden Area and Fantastic Sea Views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We visited in mid October and had wall to wall sunshine with temperatures consistently around 25/26 degrees.

The most perfect apartment. The owners have thought of everything to make staying there an absolute pleasure.

Kalkan and its surrounds are beautiful, the people are probably the most friendly in the med.

The restaurants are "the best".

We will return - soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your fantastic review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Zambak and also that you felt at home in the wonderful Kalkan. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future at our Apartment. Lew and Caroline.
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Wow what a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Zambak very early in the morning, but we all got straight to sleep in the comfy beds and sofa bed which were made up for us.

Once awake we got a good look at what a beautiful apartment it was. Decorated to a very high spec, and we didn't want for anything. It was spotless and we had a clean/laundry change a week into our two week stay also. The apartment and grounds are stunning, and we spent many an evening with a glass of wine on the patio area watching the lovely Kalkan sunset.

If we needed anything, Karyn the property manager deal with it efficiently.

We enjoyed our stay immensley, and can't wait to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What an exceptional find

  • 4 of 5

Zambak isa gem of an apartment. Before we arrived and from the time we booked, Lewis has been a most helpful and informative host. I and my two friends are Turkey veterans, but we have never been to Kalkan before. This is the most well equipped luxury apartment we have stayed in. Large floor space, great bathrooms and comfortable beds. When you are having breakfast on the patio, you can look through the trees at the sea, what more can you ask for. The view from the pool area is stunning.

Kalkan centre is about 15/20 minutes walk downhill, but I cannot deny that the walk back up is steep and takes longer, but taxis are cheap and readily available. As always the Turks are attentive and very friendly. Restaurants are mostly top quality, our top four list, are Yelken Bistro (Just downstairs from the apartment) Sade in Kalkan (Fab fillet steak) The Brothers and Porcini both on the Kalamar Road.

There are plenty of beach clubs and boat trips to be had. We took a Dolmus bus to Patara Beach, 18 km long beach about 20/25 minutes ride away. The journey was impressive at times, over the mountain. You arrive at the beach via ancient ruins, which look as though they are still be explored by the Turks.

The apartment was as clean as could be and nothing is too much trouble for Lewis' management company who are based nearby. Will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a great time in Kalkan and that the apartment was suited for your holiday. Lew and Caroline.
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Pure Indulgence

  • 5 of 5

Well, we have been back in the UK for just over a week and all we can say is we wish we had stayed longer than the three weeks we spent in Kalkan. Zambak is a whole lot more than a holiday let, it is home for the duration of our stay. From the moment we booked Lew and Caroline were on hand to offer advice, share experiences and provide customer service second to none. This was our tenth visit to Kalkan, we have stayed in numerous hotels, apartments and villas, Zambak was by far the best we have stayed in. Prior to departure Lew contacted us to ensure we had everything sorted, requested whether we would like any extras purchasing for our arrival ( on top of the beautiful welcome pack!). The apartment is situated along the Kalamar Road, adjacent to Yelken Bistro and the facilities it offers compliment the property to a tee. The apartment itself can only be described as stunning, the attention to detail has obviously been well thought through. The lounge /diner cannot be faulted, with newly installed appliances and marble work surfaces are simply beautiful. On the first floor are two beautifully furnished bedrooms , both with balcony and are fantastic, with views of Kalamar bay. The bathroom, with fantastic walk in drench shower is simply wonderful. I cannot praise this property enough, it is very very well maintained, cleaned regularly and of a very high standard. We were contacted on our first full day by Karyn, who ensured that we had everything we needed and ensured we had her contact details should we need any help during our stay. Kalkan itself hasn't changed too much over the years we have been visiting. The restaurants still maintain their air of class, the narrow streets and quaint shops are an attraction now, as they were when we first visited. A must for all visitors to Kalkan are the gullet day cruises. They offer fantastic value for money, offer stunning views of Kalkan from the sea and the chance to visit coves and bays which are otherwise difficult to get to. With crystal clear waters and warm seas, the experience is a must. Yet again our experience of Kalkan has cemented our opinion that until somewhere comes up that is better, we will return year after year. With the homely touches that Lew and Caroline have introduced in the apartment we would highly recommend the property to friends, relatives and indeed anyone.....as long as it didn't coincide with our trip back to Zambak. We still miss the early evening V&T on the sun kissed terrace.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you have had a great time and that the apartment was to your liking. We have always wanted it to feel like a home so this pleases us even more. We hope that you will book again in the future. Lew and Caroline.
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Outstanding apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying in this beautiful duplex apartment. It is an amazing place. Lew's apartment provides everything you could possibly need for a relaxed and stress free holiday. Two big bedrooms and two bathrooms so it was ideal for our family. The kitchen area has a huge fridge freezer, dishwasher and built in oven with extensive crockery and cutlery. There is everything you might need there. A great outside patio area with chairs, table and umbrella and there is a beautiful sea view. There are pretty gardens around the apartment and the pool area is a few steps away which is well maintained and a great size with plenty of sun beds. There are supermarkets, restaurants and bars minutes away or it is roughly 20 minutes walk into town. It is in a great location in my opinion. We will definitely return to this lovely home. Thanks Lew.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the positive comments. It is always lovely to have repeat guests who still enjoy both the apartment and the surrounding area. We look forward to you returning again in the future. Lew and Caroline.
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Fantastic apartment in Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

We had a super relaxing holiday in Kalkan. Lew's apartment was well equipped and really spacious over 2 floors. The pool is clean and has superb views of the sea. Well located, a short distance from Old Town and harbour where we caught the boats to the various beach clubs. The Yelken restaurant next door is very good too, friendly and intenative staff.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the positive review. We are so pleased you had a great time and hope that if you come back to Kalkan you would consider booking Zambak again. Lew and Caroline.
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Kalkan has a small pebbly beach and visitors are advised to wear light footwear if using this beach. Nearby is the Kalamar Beach club which is within easy walking distance or via the free pick up service. There are also other beach clubs in the area which can be reached by a small free boat service. Local sandy beaches at Kaputas (10 mins bus from Kalkan) or Patara (20 mins bus ride, but certainly worth a visit).


Nearest airport is Dalaman, approx. 1 1/2 hours travelling to Kalkan. Hiring a car is not essential as transfers can be arranged with local company and local taxis will happily negotiate a fare for those discovery visits.


The apartment is an easy 10/12 min walk into the town where you can sample the numerous restaurants offering a high quality and variation of differing foods and styles. If you dont fancy a walk there is an hourly Dolmus that runs at the top of the hour and past the apartment. It returns on the half hour. Kas is the nearest larger town and can be reached by the cheap local buses.

Further Details:

Kalkan is unique with a number of restaurants with roof terraces which afford a wonderful night view as you sit and delight in the excellent high standard of food served throughout the town. There are a number of medium sized supermarkets who all offer a free delivery service. There are also plenty of banks and a post office within the town where money can be changed as well as making those cheaper calls back home. There is a local market on Thursdays where you can haggle with the sellers over prices.

For those that visit out of season the coolest times are generally late January and early February. During these times you can normally be happy in a t shirt or blouse during the day, but may need something warmer during the evenings. There are generally about 25/30 restaurants open at that time of year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kalkan, Turkey

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
There is a non refundable £100 deposit on booking. The balance is due to be paid 8 weeks before departure as well as a £100 returnable breakages deposit, returnable immediately on arrival back from your holiday after clearance with local agent. Full details will be provided, once balance has been paid, with regards to access to the apartment on your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is generally over the weekend if possible, although this can be flexible depending on available flights.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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