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Caretta Luxury 2 Bed Apt with superb,uninterrupted sea views in Komurluk Kalkan

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Apartment in Kalkan,Komurluk, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location With Shops, Beach Clubs,bars,Restaurants only 10 minutes away.

Apartment Caretta, is situated in the peaceful area of Komurluk. Only 10-15 minute easy walk to and from Kalkan town, yet far enough away to remain exclusive and unique. Caretta provides a peaceful and relaxing environment to have a truly memorable holiday with fantastic sea and harbour views from every balcony and every room.

A luxurious contemporary apartment with spacious open plan living areas. Tastefully decorated to an exceptionally high standard. All laid out on one level the apartment flows perfectly.Both spacious bedrooms lead directly to good sized balconies with spectacular uninterrupted sea views. The Master bedroom has a super king size bed and the second bedroom has a king size bed. Both have en suite bathrooms with marble mosaic walls and white modern tiles. There is a third bathroom at the rear of the apartment,with a shower,Wc and wash basin.

The apartment has a beautifully designed modern kitchen with marble tiles and good spacious worktop. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven,hob dishwasher, microwave oven, integral fridge,a freezer, toaster, kettle and toasted sandwich maker . There is a utility/laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. There are digital safety deposit boxes for security of personal belongings, a flat screen LCD Television,built in DVD player (with DVDs) and iPod docking station with CD Player. Both bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes with plenty of space to hang clothes and fitted drawers. Remote controlled air conditioning units/heaters are available in each room and mosquito nets are fitted.The apartment is fitted with a smoke detector, fire blanket and fire extinguisher for safety.

All rooms lead to South-West facing spacious balconies, perfect for viewing the amazing Kalkan sunsets. Relax on our balconies, enjoying a nice cold drink watching the traditional gulets and smart yachts glide in and out of the pretty harbour. Spacious outdoor living at its best, where you can enjoy al- fresco dining, sit and read, sunbathe or just relax whilst looking out to sea.

Komurluk is known locally as one of the best areas in Kalkan due to it's amazing views and close proximity to the sea. Komurluk Apartments are all privately owned, individually designed and set into the hillside with a shared pool area overlooking the stunning bay.

Palm beach club is a few minutes walk away. Situated just below, nestled in between the rocks. It has a bar, restaurant,very comfortable sun loungers with cushions.There are bathing platforms, parasols, steps into the sea and water sports available.A free water taxi service to and from Kalkan is included when you use their facilities for the day.

Kalkan is still Turkey's best kept secret with it's magical atmosphere and remains unspoilt by mass tourism. Kalkan is on the South-West coast of Turkey, known as the Turquoise Coast. It is charming, sophisticated and traditional, with a quaint harbour and cobbled streets. This once small fishing village is a true hidden gem nestling in the hillside.

By day you can explore the old town with it's many shops, enjoy a Turkish bath or massage, take a boat trip from the harbour or have lunch in one of the many restaurants.There is a small white pebble beach with clear sea, as well as a number of stylish beach clubs which are accessed by a water taxi service.

If you prefer to escape the heat of the day, a taxi ride to the cooler mountain village of Islamlar is recommended to explore or have lunch at one of the freshwater trout farms. The spectacular Kaputas Beach with it's crystal clear blue sea, white sand and shingle beach is a 10 minute dolmus (local bus) ride away. The awesome 18km stretch of sandy beach known as Patara is also only a short bus ride away. Patara is a conservation beach, home to the endangered loggerhead turtles. Definitely both well worth a visit.

The harbour has an array of boats all offering daily excursions to local islands, or further a field like Kekova (sunken city). You can also watch local fisherman prepare their nets and set up their boats for a day or night of fishing.

At night Kalkan comes to life with candle-lit roof terrace restaurants serving magnificent food, with their wonderful views across Kalkan bay. Shops open till late and bars with live Jazz/Turkish music. Most hotels host traditional Turkish nights (open to non-residents) with belly dancing shows and buffet or barbecued food. Sounds of laughter, warm friendly locals, crystal clear sea, twinkling stars in the sky and the awesome Kalkan sunsets will last in your memory forever. This really is 'Paradise'.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are very well travelled around the world,and this includes numerous visits to many areas of Turkey and in particular,Kalkan.

We love Kalkan and our fabulous apartment,and we want everyone who stays with us to enjoy their holiday as much as we do.

We go to great lengths to make the apartment a real "home from home" and strive to improve the apartment each year.

Thank you and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Simon and Sue

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely apartment with fantastic views. All mod cons including a dishwasher and new kitchen and new en suite bathrooms which are stand out features of this fantastic apartment. Only a 10/15 mins walk to and from town in a quiet area of Kalkan this apartment certainly fits the bill for a relaxing break.The shared pool area was never busy,and the service and information provided by Simon is second to none. As travellers who have experienced 5 * hotels, fantastic villas and apartments this apartment certainly fulfilled expectations

We have been to Turkey many times - but this was our best holiday yet. Kalkan really is a hidden gem - a beautiful resort that ascends from the harbour - it has a very artisan and slightly bohemian feel.



The apartment is great,clean,well appointed and Simon and Sue have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. The views from all the rooms are fabulous and have to be seen to be believed! I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.
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21 Reviews

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Firstclass

  • 5 of 5

just returned from a fantastic holiday in caretta apartment kalkan 17th sep - 1st oct 2016. the weather was perfect ,sunny every day.

4 Silver Surfers but young at heart, we found the apartment had every thing you could think of to make our stay memorable,a real home from home,

and the VIEW _ WOW !

Theres a nice pool area with plenty of beds and parasols, the apartment location was 15 min walk (for us ) to top of town and nearest supermarket, taxi back each night cost 9TL, if you have never been to kalkan you will find it so friendly and welcoming,and the restaurants were all excelent, you can eat your fillet steak with a spoon !

the support we had from SIMON & SUE when booking was Unsurpassed, they helped with every thing, including booking our Airport Transfer and the welcome pack when we got to the apartment was greatly appreciated

we wouldnt hesitate to go back to Caretta apartment

THANK YOU SIMON & SUE

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thanks very much indeed for leaving us such a fabulous and kind review.We are so pleased that you all had such a brilliant,memorable holiday. The feedback is invaluable,and gives us a strong indication that we are on the right track.We continue to improve both the apartment and our level of service for our guests. Thanks David,Janet,Peter and Ann for staying with us and you are all welcome back at any time in the future. Simon and Sue
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Wonderful Kalkan and Caretta

  • 5 of 5

What you see from the photographs, descriptions and all other information provided on the website is all so accurate. We had a very long journey due to airline delays and we kept Simon and Sue informed throughout and they ensured our arrival in Dalaman and transfers (Enes Tours) still went smoothly although several hours late.

The property was immaculate when we arrived but saved the views until morning due to being the middle of the night and all over tired.

Beds all amazingly comfortable and welcome pack a nice touch for a welcome cuppa.

The views indeed were beautiful along with sunsets to savour on the balcony most evenings.

Pool area never too busy and sun beds readily available. Whole complex spotlessly clean and linen and towels in Caretta changed regularly due to the amazing cleaning lady who seems to never stop.

The apartment was so well equipped Simon and Sue really have thought of everything. Water cooler fab and easy to get refills, as Manager of complex sorted, he kept in touch as well to make sure everything ok throughout our time at Caretta.

A boat trip with Abi Tours was great to Kekova and the Sunken City a beautiful day out and again first class service picked up from apartment.

We loved Palm Beach Club 5 mins walk away, but a steep climb back all added to the holiday as Kalkan is not flat!

Aristo Watersports were good across the bay came and collected you in a speed boat to go and start your chosen activity from whichever beach club you were at.

Restaurants frequented by us during our time:-

Adams Place is great just out of town on the Kas Road, reserve a table and he will pick you up and drop you home after your meal. Wonderful views again and sunsets. Sunset Restaurant amazing homemade lemonade before you even start your meal, Baharat, Alternatif, Olive Garden, Moonlight Terrace, Authentic, Gourmet Terrace and Gironda to name but a few, service and food all first class.

A wonderful holiday, thank you Simon and Sue we loved it all and will return.

Jane, Dave and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for leaving such a detailed,comprehensive and kind worded review for us relating to your recent stay at Caretta.The review forms excellent feedback for us and lets us know that we are on the right track. We aim to provide guests with as much help and advice as possible to make the holiday run as smoothly as is possible. The problems that you encountered with airline delays of course did not help bu twe are so pleased that the holiday proceeded smoothly from your transfer to Caretta onwards. It has been a pleasure to have you all stay with us,and you are all welcome to return at any time in the future. Thanks again Jane. Kind regards, Simon and Sue
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Excellent 5 star

  • 4 of 5

The property was brilliant. The bedrooms were very comfortable with blackout curtains to let you sleep in! The apartment has everything you could need including beach towels and a cleaner who comes in daily and the views are even better than the pictures.

The owner was very helpful with information before we left and during our stay the manager occasionally checked in with us to make sure everything was ok.

There are a lot of stairs in both Kalkan and to get to the apartment, however we had 2 small children aged 3 and 5 and they managed fine.

We loved Kalkan. The people are so friendly and welcoming. We went on the boat cruises twice as they were so good and there are many lycian and roman apitheatres and tombs within an hours drive that are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review for us.Kalkan is a very special place to come on holiday and we are really pleased that you found Caretta to be a comfortable home from home. I agree that the views are truly stunning and previous guests have also mentioned that the views are even better in reality than the photos suggest...... Thanks very much Sarah for staying with us and for saying that you had a 5 star holiday experience with the apartment and Kalkan. You are welcome back at any time in the future. Kind regards, Simon and Sue
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Fabulous holiday staying in Caretta

  • 5 of 5

Four of us had an amazing holiday in Kalkan staying in Sue and Simon's apartment Caretta. From the moment I enquired about the apartment I knew I was in safe hands as Simon's attention to detail regarding providing us with so much information and arranging transfers was second to none. Sue and Simon obviously take a lot of pride in providing not only great customer service but a fantastic apartment which was probably the best equipped that we have stayed in. We are no strangers to Kalkan so knew the area but we are always blown away by that view. The sunsets are amazing, but I have to say my favourite time of the day to sit out on the balcony was in the morning eating breakfast and watching the boats go out.

After a day out we would usually spend an hour or so round the pool. It became a social time meeting up with the other guests over a drink or two! We always walked into the Old Town, but with taxis only about £2.50 we usually jumped into one after an evening out.

We love everything about Kalkan....the restaurants, beach clubs. boat trips and the wonderful friendly Turkish people ,in fact we are very lucky to be going back mid September, unfortunately Caretta apartment isn't free for our dates otherwise I would have had no hesitation in booking it again.

All I would say to anyone concerned about the current situation in Turkey is that we were in Kalkan at the time of the attempted coup and if it hadn't have been for family and friends back home contacting us we wouldn't have had a clue it was going on. The fact that we have booked again to go back speaks for it self. Kalkan is a special place and so is Caretta. Thanks Sue and Simon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind and flattering review of your stay at Caretta and your holiday in Kalkan.It sounds like you had the best time and we really could not ask for anything more...........this is exactly what we hope to provide for our valued guests.....a truly memorable holiday. You are welcome back at any time in the future to stay at Caretta.We are very sorry that we were unable to accommodate you for your holiday in September,due to lack of availability.......but we hope you have a fantastic time,and another memorable holiday in beautiful Kalkan. Once again,thanks so much for staying with us and such a positive review. Regards, Simon and Sue
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Kalkan is stunning

  • 5 of 5

Breathtakingly Beautiful

This was my first visit to Kalkan and Caretta. What can I say..... A truly beautiful area of Turkey.

The photos sold the holiday for me, however they do not do Kalkan justice. The views are amazing, whether you are sat on the balcony at the apartment or in any of the numerous rooftop restaurants in town. Palm Beach Club is a five minute walk away, with great service and a handy boat taxi to take you in to the harbour. The town is so pretty with lovely cobbled streets, lots of shops and fabulous restaurants. Seaport being one of our favourites.

The apartment is very well equipped, with anything you would need to make your stay comfortable. It is very modern and clean with views that you won't get tired of.

Simon and Sue couldn't be more helpful and their attention to detail is a god send.

We will be returning as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Thanks very much indeed for leaving such a flattering review for us for Caretta.We try to do our very best to ensure our guests have a truly memorable holiday.I agree that Kalkan is such a pretty town with so much to offer.The views of the bay are totally stunning and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. You are welcome back to Caretta at any time of your convenience in the future. Thanks Karen for staying with us this year and for the fantastic review. Simon and Sue
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One of loveliest apartments in Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely delightful apartment and a lovely spot to stay, sea views are so stunning and Kalkan is such a beautiful resort.

The apartment has everything you could possibly want.

This is our second time here we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Gary and Brenda for your fabulous review,of Caretta,after your recent stay,earlier this year.We really appreciate the feedback as it helps to attract new custom and improve the holiday experience for valued guests. You are of course welcome to return to Caretta at any time in the future and we would continue to help make the holiday as memorable as we can. Thanks again and take care, Regards, Simon and Sue
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Location

From the Owner

We have visited Turkey for many decades now and have travelled widely around the country. We first came to Kalkan around 12 years ago for a one week holiday in a local hotel and were hooked immediately. We loved Kalkan.The weather is glorious,the views of Kalkan bay and the Taurus mountains are unbeatable,the people are so friendly and genuine,and Kalkan is renowned for its incredible choice of high standard restaurants. We loved Kalkan's unique charm and really wanted to have our own holiday home there. We came across Caretta,in Komurluk area and had to buy it.The views were panoramic and stunning and we loved everything about the apartment.The Komurluk area is known as the most prestigious in Kalkan. We hope you love the apartment as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

History - The Turquoise Coast around Kalkan is steeped in history with old Lycian rock tombs, Roman amphitheatres and a sunken city for the discerning historian to explore. Various guide books are available in the apartment. Must see places include Tlos, Sakklikent Gorge, Kekova (sunken city), Kale (ancient Fort), Myra, and the ruins and amphitheatres at Patara, Letoon and Xanthos. Patara is the birth place of Santa Claus and is currently undergoing excavation work to uncover its well preserved ruins underneath the sand

Coast/Beach:

Kalkan is situated between two of the best beaches in Turkey. Kaputas, the second most photographed with its crystal clear emerald water and white sand (10 minute local bus ride), and Patara (30 minute bus ride) is a natural conservation beach where endangered Loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs. Kalkan also has its own charming beach.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Dalaman (1.5 hours by road) or Antalya (3 hours). Car hire or airport transfers can be easily arranged.

Distances:

The nearest towns are Kas (30 minutes by car or Dolmus) and Fethiye (1 hour by road). Gocek is also worth a stop for lunch or dinner on the way to the airport. All three towns are worth a visit, as are the local villages of Islmalar and Berzigan if you want to see traditional Turkey.

Further Details:

The Turquoise coastline boasts spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea against the beautiful backdrop of the Taurus mountains. As you travel around it is hard not to notice the abundance of olive and pine trees, pomegranate, lemon, orange, eucalyptus and cotton. You will see goats and tortoises roaming freely. The most spectacular stretch of coastline is between Kalkan and Kas, and the stunning Sakklikent Gorge is nearby with its natural beauty and refreshing mountain water.

Shopping - Fethiye (1 hour by road) has a large market every Tuesday, Kalkan on a Thursday and Kas (30 minutes by road) every Friday. The nearby town of Kas has a relaxed bohemian feel to it and is definitely worth a trip.

Watersports - A full range of water sports, snorkelling, diving and kayaking can be found in and around Kalkan.

Boat Trips - Daily boat trips can be booked each morning from Kalkan or Kas harbour. Longer Gulet tours can be booked through a local travel agent.

Beaches - Kalkan is situated between two of the best beaches in Turkey. Kaputas, the second most photographed with its crystal clear emerald water and white sand (10 minute local bus ride), and Patara (30 minute bus ride) is a natural conservation beach where endangered Loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs.

Scenery - The Turquoise coastline boasts spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea against the beautiful backdrop of the Taurus mountains. The most spectacular stretch of coastline is between Kalkan and Kas and the drive along the Kas Peninsular.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £150.00 GBP is required to secure the booking. The outstanding balance will become payable 8 weeks prior to departure. For bookings within 8 weeks of departure, payment must be made in full. A £200.00 GBP refundable breakage deposit is payable with balance. Please note the weekly tariffs are subject to change at the owner's discretion. Once a deposit has been received the tariff will remain at the agreed price.

Changeover Day:
Check-in time is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out on the day of departure is 11am (although we will be flexible where possible on this). We can arrange for suitcases to be stored if you have a late flight. Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
The property does not have weekend tariffs

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion

Prices are quoted on the basis of 7 nights stay.If you have any questions about the apartment or any other aspect of your holiday,please do not hesitate to contact us.We can arrange luggage storage if you have a late flight.The apartment sleeps a maximum of 4 people

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Facilities

From the Owner

The benefits of staying at Caretta are many and varied.It is a real "home from home",and so stylish and comfortable to return to,after a day out sunbathing. The views from all rooms and balconies are incredible.We have the best views in Kalkan,looking towards Mouse and Snake islands,the lovely harbour,Kalkan beach and town.Relax and watch the local fishing boats and Gulets come and go. We have a fully equipped kitchen with all integral appliances and every gadget you can think of to create a culinary masterpiece. We have two big balconies,so there is plenty of space to enjoy sunbathing,al fresco dining,or just chill out,take in the view and watch the world go by. Komurluk has the best views,the longest sunsets,is a very peaceful area,and only 10-15 minutes easy walk into Kalkan

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both en suite bathrooms have a shower,Wc,basin,mirror with light over.Each has a socket for a shaver.Both are fully tiled and have a feature marble mosaic wall.A third bathroom has shower,Wc,basin,mirror.Powerful hair dryers are available in both bedrooms

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master bedroom with super king size bed and the second bedroom has a king size.Both lead to balconies with sea views,and both have remote controlled air con.There are ample wardrobes,bedsides,drawers in both rooms.There is a safe in the master bedroom

Outside

  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Komurluk Apartment management company are available every morning for any queries or problems. There is 24 hour on-site maintenance should any emergencies arise. We have a Non Smoking policy inside the apartment and no pets please. Smoking is only permitted on the outside Terraces/Balconies. Outside: COMMUNAL POOL AND TERRACE The shared pool area has a shower/WC area, parasols, wooden sun loungers with cushions(please bring your own beach towels). The pool is approximately 10m x 5.5m x 1.5m. Apartment white towels are not permitted around the pool area or beach. Although the apartment is available to rent throughout the winter months, the pool is closed November until April. There is plenty of parking space should you wish to hire a car. Utility Room: Washing machine,iron,ironing board,2 x airers,laundry basket,pegs,3 x beach chairs,pool floatation aids,swimming goggles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Meet and Greet Service Small welcome pack of Tea, coffee, milk, water, bread, butter etc.. English speaking on site Manager Twice weekly clean, towels and linen change Daily maid service Towels/linen provided. Guests provide own beach towels. Other: Spacious front facing terraces with uninterrupted panoramic sea views over the bay and harbour. Marble table and 4 chairs with cushions to eat out, BBQ. 2 private loungers with cushions and 1 parasol. Shaded side balcony with comfortable seating area

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