2 bedroom, 3 bathroom apt in a peaceful location, yet only moments from shops/restaurants/bars/banks, and only 5 minutes from beach/marina.
A spacious contemporary ground floor duplex apartment with sea views, with two bedrooms and 3 bathrooms: This recently completed property has the benefit of being tucked away in a tranquil setting whilst situated in one of Kalkan's most desirable locations - right in the heart of the charming and historic old town, and just a few minutes' walk to the restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets, local buses/taxis, and the picturesque harbour and beach. To the rear of the property is a peaceful country lane with private parking.
A romantic hideaway nestled between the sea and the Taurus mountains, the Apartment Pearl consistently scores 100% reviews on Trip Advisor:
The apartment is tastefully designed inside and out. It has the unique feature of having a swimming pool that begins at the front door, and wraps round the apartment to end at the back door.
The pool terrace has a variety of fragrant, Mediterranean plants, flowers and terracotta urns, as well as an outdoor shower and stone built BBQ - a wonderful place to simply relax, sunbathe or dine al-fresco.
Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and private furnished terraces with lovely views of Kalkan bay. There are three private sunbeds and parasols on this level as well as an additional ipod dock/speaker system and floor standing fan.
The Pearl has many home-from-home comforts: there are book, DVD and music libraries, as well as games, bean bags, pool toys and water hammocks. For picnic lovers there is a cool bag, ice blocks and folding beach chairs. For keen cooks there is a wide range of cooking pots and utensils as well as cafetiere, espresso pot and cocktail shaker. A grocery pack is supplied containing laundry, and dishwasher tabs, as well as loo rolls, washing up liquid and hand wash in the bathrooms. Beach towels are also provided.
The apartment is adjacent to the Dream Hotel which has one of the biggest and best pools in Kalkan - which my guests are welcome to use. There is a small connecting gate so guests can go straight from the apartment, right onto their beautiful pool terrace! The hotel has luxurious sun beds and mattresses, with stunning views over the bay out to the islands. There is a lovely pool bar where you can get cold drinks and hot snacks.
For winter lets, the Pearl is equipped with cast iron stove, oil filled radiator, fan heater, luxury duvets, electric blanket, hot water bottles, throws and pashminas. Cots and high chairs are available to hire on request.
Every detail has been carefully considered to ensure that your stay at Apartment Pearl is a truly memorable and happy experience.
Guests will be met on arrival, and have the services of the property manager on hand throughout their stay, who will also be able to arrange for car hire, taxis, private tours and restaurant reservations. They can offer you detailed resort advice and even shop for your groceries before you arrive.
Further photos and reviews can be viewed at:
Before booking, please speak to the owner so she will be able to discuss your requirements and judge whether this property will be suitable for your needs.
Christine Round, tel: 07837075313.
Top Traveller Review
Best holiday we've had in a long timeBest holiday we've had in a long time
About the Owner
I live in Mossley - a small mill town north east of Manchester - where I grew up and raised a family. It's a perfect location - in the foothills of the Pennines and enjoying lovely scenery, whilst being only 20 minutes by train from the hip and rocking city of Manchester - which is second to none for its live music, bars, restaurants, shops, theatres, art and culture.
I am a writer and graphic designer, having been employed in Public Relations/Communications/Marketing capacity all my working life, including 20 years as a NHS Manager.
I love music, cooking, animals, home-making and holidays in the sun. I like boat trips, beach combing, foreign markets, Santorini sunsets, Sorrento Pizzas and Gluhwein on the Berlin Christmas markets. Most of all I like to share a few cold beers with some good friends down by the river on a sunny afternoon.
I chose to take early retirement from work, following a nasty accident in which I almost lost a leg. Keen to keep positive and build a new future for myself, I invested in property in Kalkan - the Apartment Pearl - one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is now my winter holiday home (Oct - May) and my summertime business. If you read the Trip Advisor reviews:
.. you will see that the Pearl is more than just a holiday rental property. It has been furnished and presented with love, and has lots of extra touches that make a good holiday great!
I now have a wonderful new life now, living in Kalkan for part of the year. I have fabulous new English and Turkish friends who have welcomed me into their homes and families. I get involved in local life, and do voluntary work for the local animal charity, KAPSA. With the mild winter climate, the swimming, the delicious food and wines, the views, the boat trips, the sunsets and the relaxed lifestyle, Kalkan has played an important part in my 'recovery'.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Stunning Apartment Pearl
The apartment was beautiful, spacious, brand spanking new and in a fantastic location in the wonderful town of Kalkan. It was kitted out with everything we needed and more. The town was a 5 minute stroll away where there were so may beautiful places to eat and the food was to die for. The pool was a welcome relief and was completely ours with a view of the sea from the terrace. I have every intention of a return trip.
Great modern apartment with excellent facilities and location
We had a fabulous holiday the apartment was very well equipped fabulous pool, location excellent for both the beach and the many restaurants!
We are looking forward to our next holiday at apartment Pearl in May.
Fantastic apartment in a fabulous resort
Rooms were spacious and well equipped and the welcome pack on arrival was very much appreciated. We practically had sole use of the 'shared pool'. Kalkan itself is very beautiful.
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Best holiday we've had in a long time
The property was exactly as described and Christine has attended to every detail with great information before and during the stay. Jane who manages the property whilst you are in Kalkan is a plus too, great to have so much up to date local knowledge and someone on hand to answer questions. This was our 5th time in Kalkan and the best apartment we have stayed in. The added benefit of using the Dream hotel pool was great - they couldn't do enough for us. It was great to have our own place but also somewhere so near that we could take advantage of for lunch without being too far from the pool. The property is so close to Kalkan restaurants and also supermarkets and we also had a really good wifi signal. Very comfortable beds and sitting area. I would definitely recommend this property and hopefully we will come again. Thanks Christine.
The apartment is very spacious, furnished to a high standard and has a lovely welcoming feel. The location was perfect only a few minutes to supermarkets, restaurants etc yet quiet and peaceful.
Christine, the owner, was extremely helpful and kept us informed every step of the way.
Kalkan is a small, charming and friendly resort with a host of great restaurants and a small clean safe pebble beach.
This was our 5th visit to Kalkan but won't be our last.
You won't regret coming to Kalkan or staying at the Pearl.
Beautiful apartment in a very convenient position
Pearl apartment is a stunning property with comfortable furnishings, a lovely pool and gardens and just a stones throw from the centre of town. It was very clean and well looked after, with excellent equipment for cooking and sitting in the sun with a sea view. Having been to Kalkan several times, we certainly felt we got good value for money and were well looked after by the owner and the agent. The use of the next door hotel's facilities was an added bonus. I would definitely highly recommend the apartment to friends.
EverJust perfect for family
Could not recommend more highly.....
Perfect apartment for a holiday in Kalkan
Pearl is the perfect apartment for a holiday in Kalkan. Right in the centre of town but at the same time beautifully quiet and private. We had the pool virtually to ourselves. All local amenities are on the doorstep so day tripping, eating out, shopping etc are exceptionally easy.
The pool and veranda are beautifully looked after by the lovely Mehmet and the apartment is spotless and so well equipped. The cleaning team are fantastic and they came mid- holiday and made everything fabulous again
Fantastic place to stay. Location so close to the old town. Apartment furnished so well and has everything you could wish for. Chris the owner is so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Will certainly go back
From the Owner
“Why this property? I have been coming to Kalkan for 15 years, and when I saw the Apartment Pearl, I knew immediately that it was the one for me. Previously I had stayed in rented apartments/villas and hotels all over town - many of which needed taxis to and from town, which somehow takes the spontaneity away from your holiday. The Pearl is right on the doorstep of the old town - with banks, bars, restaurants and shop just moments away - and even the beach/marina are only five minutes walk - yet the setting is tranquil. You can amble down to a leisurely breakfast at La Pazz overlooking the sea - just seconds away, stroll down to the beach for a couple of hours in the afternoon with a picnic, or in the evening after sundowners on your own private terrace, saunter down to a gourmet dinner at one of the best restaurants in town - Mussakka - a mere two minutes away. The Pearl feels like a small villa. On the one hand it is poolside and has direct access from the ground floor lounge to the outside Mediterranean garden for alfresco dining, the sunny furnished terrace and pool. At the same time, being duplex, there is an upper floor, where the bedrooms have private terraces and breath-taking sea views. The whole property is flooded with light and has great energy. With travertine flooring throughout, the feeling is bright, spacious and modern. The kitchen has high quality full size appliances, and the lounge is sophisticated and relaxed. My love of music, is reflected in the extensive music collection and speaker systems, whilst my love of cooking is reflected in the well equipped kitchen. A big hit with younger visitors is the deck box on the terrace outside which is filled with pool toys and devices - water hammocks, noodles, swim goggles, snorkels, armbands, beach balls, ping pong bats, beach chairs, extra sun beds.”
Activity and Interests
Apartment Pearl is centrally located in the heart of Kalkan's historical old town - a sophisticated and charming place with breath-taking views at every turn.
Shops, bars and restaurants within a hundred metres or so. The beach and marina are just a little bit further.
Kalkan is a gourmet’s paradise and has become renowned for its excellent dining. With a choice of over 150 restaurants there is something to suit all tastes and pockets – from top quality international cuisine to traditional rustic Turkish dishes. You can choose to dine at one of the quaint cafes tucked away in the backstreets – some with live music. Alternatively indulge in dinner at a romantic candlelit rooftop restaurant under the stars offering breath-taking views of Kalkan bay, or dine at one of the chic harbour side restaurants overlooking the spectacular marina. Guests at the Pearl will all receive a list of my personal recommendations which is regularly updated.
Most restaurants offer after dinner drinks and cocktails; you can sit and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the vibrant evening atmosphere. There are also a number of bars and cocktail gardens catering for the night owls, offering music and dancing until the early hours of morning. Many locals frequent the bars after closing their businesses and enjoy socialising with the holiday makers.
One thing you can be sure of is a warm welcome from the local Turkish people who are renowned for their hospitality. They will inevitably invite you to sit and join them for Turkish or apple tea (or something a bit stronger!) and a friendly chat.
Daytime can simply be spent lounging around the beautiful local white-pebbled beach (sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire). There are many harbour side restaurants/cafes offering lunch, snacks and drinks.
There are two other beautiful beaches within easy access, as well as half a dozen beach clubs which can be reached by free local ferries from the harbour.
A 10 minute dolmus (shared local mini bus) ride, towards the next neighbouring town of Kas.
Patara beach (also known as Turtle beach)
In the opposite direction - a 15 minute dolmus journey takes you to the unspoilt 18km of golden sands.
Shopping In Kalkan
If you enjoy shopping, then Kalkan is a shopper's delight. Feel free to take your time to wander and browse around - no need to rush as they stay open until late every evening. There is an abundance of shops offering: handmade pottery, glass, painted ceramics, made to measure clothing from the finest cotton, beautiful boutiques with unique designs, antiques, bespoke gold/silver jewellery, gift items, rugs/kilims, and designer leather handbags, jackets, shoes, sandals and not forgetting Turkish Delight! There is also a weekly market every Thursday.
A must is to book boat) for a day's excursion. It's a memorable and enjoyable experience you will not forget. Whilst you cruise around the nearby islands, stopping along the way to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear sea your captain prepares a feast for lunch. Tours leave 10am from the harbour and return around 5pm. Wander down to the harbour for information and to book.
Guys - why not take the opportunity to visit one of the highly skilled kuafers (hairdressers) for a haircut or a close shave with a cut throat razor! He may even throw in a neck and shoulder massage!
Hamam (Turkish Bath)
There are a number of Hamams in the town where you get get a traditional Turkish Bath, massage and beauty treatments.
Special interest holidays:
Kalkan has some wonderful local reefs and islands which you can discover through local dive clubs down at the harbour. Kalkan Bay has many turtles and the occasional dolphin.
There are professional companies offering a full range of exhilarating sports activities including: water ski-ing, scuba diving, jet skis, banana boats, ringos, snorkelling and sailing. It is also possible to arrange paragliding and white water rafting. Water sports are based out of most of the beach clubs.
There are quite a few tour operators in town who can help you make a booking for riding alongside Patara Beach, with horses are calm, good-natured and are suitable for inexperienced riders.
The nearby Lycian way offers a range of breath-taking walks.
Numerous chartered and scheduled airlines fly direct from all UK airport to the airport at Dalaman. Flight time is approximately 3hrs 45 minutes. Dalaman airport is 90 minutes drive to Kalkan using the new road links. Arrangements can be made for your return taxi or mini-bus transfers. Prices are £60.00 each way for up 3 people in a taxi and £80.00 each way for 4-7 people for a private air-conditioned minibus. Alternatively car hire can be arranged.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Deposit of £150 is payable at time of booking (non-refundable).
Balance is payable 8 weeks before departure.
A refundable security deposit of £200.00 is payable with your final balance and this is returned to your within 10 working days of the end of your holiday, provided there is no loss or damage at the rental property.
Changeover Day: Flexible
The apartment is fully equipped for winter lets
Long term lets considered out of season
Part week bookings where there are availability gaps
If considering booking last minute, contact the owner for potential discount
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment regardless of size of party.
Dates outside those shown on the availability calendar may also be arranged.
Sorry, no children under 12 and no same-sex parties - due to damage caused to the property in the past.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
From the Owner
“In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the apartment is next door to the Dream Hotel which has one of the biggest and best pools in Kalkan - which my guests are welcome to use. They have even installed a small gate so guests can go straight from the apartment, right onto the pool terrace! The hotel has luxurious sun beds and mattresses, with stunning views over the bay out to the islands. There is a lovely pool bar where you can get cold drinks and hot snacks.”
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 110 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet, Ground floor family bathroom
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
- Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
- Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with large shower areas and glass screens. There is also one family bathroom on the ground floor. All bathrooms are fully tiled, with well-lit mirrors and hand-wash soap provided. WCs have built-in bidet, and windows have mosquito screens.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, En-suite leading to large sunbathing terrace with sea views
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, En-suite leading to private drinks terrace with sea views
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms have en-suites and full size wardrobes The master bedroom (with safe) has a king sized bed with glass doors leading onto a large terrace with drinks table, sun loungers, parasol and sea views. The twin room also has a furnished balcony with sea and mountain views. Hairdryers and quality bedding/towels are provided.There is also an ipod speaker and floor-standing fan on this floor.
- Outside: The property has a large sunbathing terrace with sea views and a variety of fragrant, Mediterranean plants, trees and flowers. There are sunbeds, cushions, parasols and bean bags. The shared 'L' shaped pool wraps around the property and is accessed by mosaic steps.There is also an outdoor shower by the pool. Directly outside the lounge is a private terrace with dining table and chairs. A wonderful place to simply relax, sunbathe and soak up Kalkan’s atmosphere. Also a great setting for alfresco dining or even having a cook out on the stone built BBQ. Both bedrooms have private furnished terraces with sea views. The property is located within the private gated 'Truffle' residences. A peaceful lane with parking runs along the front of the property, whilst the rear of the property leads you directly into the historic old town. Guests of the Pearl are also able to use the impressive pool and facilities at the nearby Dream Hotel. Utility Room: A basic grocery pack is supplied on arrival, including dishwasher, laundry and mosquito plugs, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, and handwash. A set of BBQ tools is available, cool bag, beach chairs, bean bags and water hammocks (for use in the pool.) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned at end of each week, and linen/towels are provided. A welcome grocery pack is also provided, and guests will receive a brief 'welcome meeting' the morning after arrival. Airport transfers can also be arranged on request. Other: Master bedroom has a king size bed with luxurious bed linen and Moroccan lanterns. Glass doors lead out onto large terrace overlooking the bay, furnished with drinks table, sunbeds & parasol. Twin room also has a private furnished terrace with sea views. Notes on accommodation: No pets, no smoking, no shallow end to pool Children by arrangement