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Elena Is A Contemporary, Spacious Apartment Within The Stunning Elvina Complex

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - South Facing Views And Sunshine All Day Long, Only 12-15 Minutes Walk To The Town Centre

Elena is a contemporary and spacious split level, two bedroom apartment within the stunning Elvina complex, with its unique cascading swimming pool inspired by the terraced pools of Pammukale. With south facing views and a generous wrap around private sun terrace, the apartment enjoys sunshine all day long. There is direct access from the apartment terrace into the 46m swimming pool, so the water is never more than a few steps away. The Elvina Apartments are located in the Ortaalan district in Kalkan, which is east of the town centre and easily walk-able into Kalkan's Old Town (12-15 minutes). At ground floor level the apartment offers open plan living with a large and comfortable L-shaped sofa bed in the living space, a dining table to seat 6, a modern and fully equipped kitchen plus a shower room. On the first floor there are two spacious bedrooms, both with a balcony and sea view, plus a second shower room. A home away from home, Elena has all the mod cons you need to make your stay enjoyable and effortless, including wireless internet access, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven, toaster, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Nicola Empacher
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Nicola Empacher

Our names are Nikki and Konrad Empacher. We first went on holiday to Kalkan in May 2009 and were hooked instantly. So much so that we decided to buy an apartment the following year and haven't looked back. On 18th May 2011 we were married in Kalkan and had a wonderful week with family and friends. Then on 18th May 2013 we were thrilled with the arrival of our little boy, who has since travelled with us to Kalkan and loved every minute of it. Kalkan is a home away from home for us and I don't think we will ever get tired of going there.

Nicola Empacher purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Nicola Empacher chose Kalkan

We like the location of the property as it is bathed in sunshine all day long with some great views. It is easily walkable into town, with some local shops and restaurants also nearby. It is one of 16 apartments in a very unique complex with a stunning cascading pool.

What makes this apartment unique

We love our apartment because it has a great private sun terrace with sunshine all day long and private access into the swimming pool for when you need to cool off. We love open plan living and al fresco dining at home, but also being within walking distance from Kalkan for when we want to dine out or go shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Elena – Smart, stylish, breathtaking views”

I was lucky enough to stay in Elena, a spacious, split-level two-bedroom apartment in the Elvina complex, which has breathtaking views and plenty more besides.

With the exception of two nicely turned-out shower/wc rooms, all rooms have stunning views of the shimmering, turquoise waters of Kalkan bay and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. The bedroom with the double bed has the best panoramic view of the sea, mountains and Lycian coastline and benefits from a balcony, a perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast. While the one with the twin beds gets the best of the early evening sun.

The apartment offers generous room to lounge, bronze yourself, or simply take in the scenery. I spent a good parcel of my time out on the private terrace which gets the full heat of the sun from about 8am until dusk. One obvious advantage of Elena is that you can access the shared pool directly from your terrace, so when you need to cool off – and during my stay in June, the mercury topped 31 Celsius - the water is never more than a few steps away. Spanning the full width of the complex, the pool is huge; just shy of 50m, Michael Phelps would feel at home. There's also a stylish shared sun terrace and a seating area on the other side of the pool.

May and June are good times to visit as the town and beach aren’t too busy. I ate out a few times at the Sunset and Salt ‘n’ Pepper restaurants near the harbour which I would recommend for their light, tasty mixed meze and warm service. But mostly I bought fish, bright-eyed and face-slappingly fresh, from town and prepared it in the smart, marble-topped kitchen area. There's a six-seat dining table immediately adjacent to the kitchen and then a pristine L-shaped sofa, coffee table and satellite TV and dvd player if you fancy a quiet night in. The rooms are minimally and tastefully decorated with whitewashed walls and elegant dark wood furniture.

When hunger calls, the high street with its supermarkets, greengrocers and fishmonger are all about 10-15 minutes away on foot, just turn left out of the apartment and keep going. For the beach, old town and harbour-side restaurants, carry on down the hill.

I will certainly be returning to Kalkan, and for a smart, well positioned place to enjoy its many delights, apartment Elena will rank as an obvious first port of call.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kalkan in Antalya Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both shower rooms are contemporary and fully tiled. One shower room is on the ground floor and the other is on the first floor. There is a hair dryer in the shower room on the 1st floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a spacious double bedroom with sliding French doors opening onto a balcony with a superb view of Kalkan bay. Bedroom 2 is a large twin bedroom, also with a balcony with sea view. Both bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • swimming
Outside: There is a private wrap around sun terrace that enjoys the sunshine all day long and has direct access to the swimming pool for when you need to cool off. The terrace is a fabulous feature of the property and has an outdoor dining table and chairs plus 2 sun-loungers and a parasol. There is also a large communal area in the Elvina complex with more sun beds and parasols. Utility Room: There is a washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes horse available for your use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before you arrive. We provide all bed linens, bath towels, pool towels and bed coverings.


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Elena Is A Contemporary, Spacious Apartment Within The Stunning Elvina Complex
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

The apartment was just what we look for in a holiday rental.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and will definitely book here again. We have been coming to Kalkan for many years and Elena is perfect for us now we are holidaying without all the children. Lots of outdoor space, no fighting for sun beds and a fairly easy walk down into the old town. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, thanks so much for your review. I am so pleased that you loved the apartment, and that you liked the outside space and location. I look forward to welcoming you as our guests again in the future. Until then sending you our best wishes, Nikki
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Great apartment and fantastic private terrace and pool area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Elena apartments. Loved the fact that you could access the pool directly from the apartment. Terrace area was fantastic with private area for sunbathing. Any issues we had were rectified by management company straight away. Great location overlooking Kalkan and about 10-15 min walk down to town However would recommend a car as hills are challenging. Nicola was very helpful with the booking process and information provided before trip. Will definitely be going back

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so happy that you loved the apartment and that you had a great stay. I very much hope to have you as our guests again soon. Best wishes, Nikki
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Great stay out of season

  • 4 of 5

Really nice apartment with everything you need. Outside area is exceptionally spacious, would be amazing if the furniture was updated and offered a seating area, however didn't stop us enjoying it. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a cold water machine, fantastic idea saves buying individual water bottles. The walk into town is around 10 to 15 minutes down hill so not too bad, I imagine in the high season walking up could be a struggle. Taxis only cost 12 Lira so never a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, many thanks for your review and I'm so glad that you liked the apartment. Thanks for your feedback about the water cooler, we bought it last October so I'm pleased that it already appreciated! Yes we are very lucky with generous outside space at the apartment and I agree we need to look at updating and improving the outside furniture and I plan to do this when we visit this May. I hope that when you next return to Kalkan you will stay again at Elena. In the meantime sending best wishes, Nikki
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Beautiful Apartment in Glorious Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment. All the home comforts you would ever need. We have stayed in Villas before in Kalkan and Elena was just as good if not better. Lots of space, modern bathrooms and kitchen and the most comfortable bed we have ever had in Kalkan. The large private terrace was a huge plus point, full sunshine from early morning till about 6pm which in comparison to the other apartments was wonderful as they were in the shade by 2pm ish. The pool was glorious, quite deep though and no shallow end. Nicola the owner has been amazing and always replied to our messages almost immediately. We will certainly consider staying here again. Very good value for money. Thank you Nicola.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so happy that you loved the apartment and that you had a great stay. I very much hope to have you as our guests again soon. Best wishes, Nikki
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  • 5 of 5

Have just spent a lovely week in Elena apartment. The apartment itself is very spacious and has been very well looked after. Very well furnished and has the best terrace, with area for sun beds and bbq, and area with table and your own private steps into communal pool. The complex is very clean and well maintained. The maintenance guy, Suleyman, is always on hand for any problems and advice. Transfers to and from airport where excellent.

I have been to Kalkan many times and this is the best apartment I have stayed in. The location is fantastic, with easy walk into town, shops, beach clubs etc. All taxi drivers know the complex, so easy for return journey from town if you do not want to walk back, especially with shopping. I will definitely be returning here and would highly recommend staying at Elena apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved our apartment, and look forward to having you as our guests again.
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Fantastic,relaxing holiday!.

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent a week in the Elena "Elvina Apartments" with my sister,we cannot praise it highly enough. It is very well situated, for sun..the private terrace has sun/shade at any time of the day, for the pool..easy access and spotlessly clean,the sun loungers are far to comfortable,we especially loved the bean bag so much so we have bought one home!.

The apartment is spacious and well laid out with bathrooms upstairs and downstairs. Both the bedrooms have way to comfortable beds! And balconies with fabulous panoramic views of the bay.

We liked the kitchen "Welcome Pack",everything required for when you first arrive after the comfortable journey from Dalaman which was no more than 1 hour 40 minutes away.

Turn right out of the apartment and the walk into Kalkan is only 10 minutes but stopping to shop and have a drink in the cafe/bars en route makes it take a while longer!!.

All we can say is that we had a fantastic,relaxing stress free holiday and would highly recommend this apartment,we look forward to re visiting.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Elena. We really hope to welcome you both again as our guests next summer. Nikki and Konrad.
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Dalaman Airport is the nearest airport and is about 1 hour and 45 minutes journey in a private transfer. Car hire from the airport is also possible.


It is a 12-15 minute walk downhill into Kalkan town centre. Kas, a slightly larger port town, is about 25 minutes drive. The biggest town nearby is Fethiye, about 1 hour's drive north of Kalkan.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kalkan, Turkey

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2018
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Bookings are made in weekly periods, Monday to Monday, however we may be able to be more flexible on occasion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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