The apartment is on the first floor with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan sitting room and kitchen, and balcony with stunning, south and west facing views. Kalkan is below the majestic Taurus Mountains. The apartment is directly above the renowned boutique hotel. Villa Mahal, with a wonderful beach club and restaurant which our guests can use for a small daily fee. There are other beach clubs nearby, including a public one and a small boat chugs over to Kalkan continuously, or catch the hourly bus. The gardens are mature with bougainvillea, jacaranda, geraniums etc. The building houses just six apartments, and is full of character, clean, modern and cared for. There is nothing we've forgotten for your comfort.
We had been going to Kalkan annually, and sometimes twice a year for about 12 years, when we decided finally to buy. We both love eating out, swimming in the sea, hiring a car and getting up into the hills and the real Turkey in the off season. We love buying fresh produce from the market and coming home with a bag of figs for £1 that would have cost £10 at home. I love shopping, and have just bought blue and white muslin airy curtains for the apartment which look wonderful.
Our married children love it come back each year. We love having somewhere to ask our friends out to join us, and had four couples out last year which was such fun. One of them is at present themselves trying to buy a villa nearby.
George Bird purchased this apartment in 2010
As soon as we saw this apartment we knew it was for us. The view is amazing, in an area we really liked. We just can't get enough of Kalkan, we know many of the local people, restaurant owners, shop owners. They are the salt of the earth, so friendly and helpful, and with a lovely sense of humour. As soon as we get to Dalaman we relax. We usually hire a car from the airport nowadays, and stop off on our way to have a wonderful pancake which is a local delicacy. Then it's longing for the moment when we round a headland and see Kalkan, usually in the evening when it's twinkling lights are on. Our apartment is quiet, with breathtaking views, but only minutes away from town and its many shops and restaurants, and directly above the tiny acclaimed boutique Villa Mahal. Just heaven.
What we love about our apartment is how easy it is to swim in the sea. Although we have a lovely pool, we are both mad about the freedom of the sea, and often go down for a swim before breakfast, then come back to fresh bread, wonderful jams, yogurts, local honey and cheese. Just perfect. We are often the only ones in our apartment block as they are all owned by English owners and not all are let. We also love birdwatching, and drive up sometimes into the mountains to our nearest village, which is as if time stood still, and we watch the goats brought back from their grazing with the goatherds and the amazing unusual birds.
There are many archaeological sites nearby, coastal and mountain roads. Each village has market day, fresh cheap fruit, veg, cheese, spices, towels, leather, buzzy.
Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely apartment. The terrace meals, views & pool were all fantastic. We're glad we found your place amongst all the others!
Julie & Tobi
Your apartment was so comfortable and well equipped, a real ome from home, in a stunning location. We'll be in touch with you again in the future, to spend some more time at Kaplumbaga 3. Many many thanks again.
Mark, Margaret Leah and Sam
Your apartment was everything you said it was and more. Wherever we were during the day we tore back each evening to sit, drink in hand, and watch the amazing sunsets. We WILL be back.
Bill and Jacqui