Modern and spacious, "Safir" is a two-storey apartment, one of four with a shared pool, beautifully maintained gardens and pergola. Absolutely stunning views of sea and mountain, only 10 minute walk to Kalkan centre. Direct access to infinity pool, private BBQ area and patio downstairs. Upstairs balcony leading off both bedrooms. It is pleasant 10 minute walk down to the lively Kalkan town centre.
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Safir Apartment in Kalkan, Turkey - Stunning Views, 10 Minutes Walk To Town And Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About Susan Holmes
We are a family of five, with two daughters now in their early 20s and a 15-year old son, who love to travel. We travelled widely before we had our family and have tried, mostly with great success, to continue this as our family has grown. We both work, Pete is a builder, I am a journalist. We are able to offer our lovely apartment up for rent when unable to use it ourselves.
Susan Holmes purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Susan Holmes chose Kalkan
We've travelled extensively with our family. We've been to Australia twice, New Zealand, South Africa, the States, and spent several whole summers touring Europe and Spain. Yet nothing prepared us for the WOW factor we experienced on our first trip to Kalkan, in the summer of 2009. We just fell in love with the place, with the town, with the scenery, with the people. Our daughters described it as "the best holiday they'd ever had" and we had to agree it suited us all. We decided to take the plunge and buy the apartment behind the one we were staying in. We have often considered buying somewhere in the sun, and we didn't need much convincing that this was the place for us. This is our 7th season and so far we have had no regrets and have had very favourable reviews from all our clients
What makes this Apartment unique
Unlike some properties in Kalkan, it is within easy reach of the village, a ten minute walk down - admittedly a bit longer on the way up because it is a steep hillside. However, the position, the tranquility and the spectacular views make it all worthwhile. And sitting around the infinity pool or under the Ottoman style pergola makes venturing out a hard decision to make! We feel this is a property that will appeal to all. Our teenage daughters loved the lively atmosphere of the town; our son loves the pool, nearby beaches and beach clubs. And my 80 year old parents, complete with mobility scooter, enjoyed several day trips and, like us, can't wait to return.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
amazing location , beautiful view, super apartment
this apartment wants for nothing, everything was top notch and the location and views are outstanding. A superb apartment in a suparb resort....best holiday in years.
The apartment and stay was fantastic
From booking the apartment with Sue we have helpful and prompt response.
The apartment was impressive and came with everything we needed for a fantastic stay in the apartment.
Beautiful apartment with stunning view
We had a wonderful week at the apartment in Kalkan. The apartment was very clean, airy and comfortable with plenty of space for us all. The views were absolutely breathtaking. The facilities were great and the owners gave us lots of useful tips about places to visit in the area.
The apartment is a short walk from the centre of Kalkan where there are lots of restaurants to choose from and interesting shops to browse. We went on a trip to the Saklikent Gorge which is nearby and is worth a visit.
I would definitely recommend the property to friends and would happily stay there again!
Fantastic holiday in the most amazing apartment
We have just returned from the most fantastic holiday, including 10 nights in Safir apartment - and four on a gulet cruise. We can't recommend the apartment highly enough, the views of the beautiful Kalkan bay are just out of this world. Watching the sunset over the mountains made it a very difficult decision to peel ourselves away and wander down to the delightful town, with its dozens of top-class restaurants. The pool and garden area is spotlessly maintained and we particularly loved the rocking chairs and hammock. The apartment is very spacious and well equipped. Sitting in bed with a cup of tea in the morning and just drinking in THAT view - well what more could you wish for!! We will definitely be back.
A gem of a location
What a gem of a location this is, in an apartment with everything you need for a memorable stay plus a lovely pool and views to die for. Lounge around the pool, lie under the awning, gaze at Mouse island away at the edge of the bay, watch the boats slipping in and out... perfect, lazy days. In the evenings stroll down the hill, come back by taxi after dining well in one of the many tip-top restaurants with prices to suit every pocket. Day trips are plentiful and cheap. Visits to beaches are just a taxi ride away. the weekly market under the huge canopy is astonishing. Kalkan is like a picturesque Cornish village except the temp is in the 70s and the sun is never-ending. Recommended.
A splendid apartment, comfortable and well equipped. The location at the top of the hill is stunning and the views are memorable. Fine to walk down the steep hill to get into town, and a taxi back up is cheap and easy. The fit will walk back up the hill with ease or do it slowly and sip champagne from your flask. The pool is big enough for a decent swim, the shaded patio area is provided with deep cushions and its far too easy to fall asleep there after a swim. We have never been there yet and found the four apartments full at the same time so there is plenty of room and the pool is uncrowded. And when others are there it is a perfect way to make new friends. There is adequate outdoor dining furniture but who wants to eat in when there are so many wonderful restaurants in town. Kalkan itself is a gem of a place, the harbour is delightful with opportunities for lazy day boating and harbourside breakfasts. Highly recommended. We have stayed there 5 times... that tells you all you need to know. In fact I am reluctant to speak so highly as this is a place you want to keep to yourself.
The beautiful, sandy Patara beach is in a conservation area and home to turtles. It is about 15km away and accessible by local dolmus or taxi. There is a small entrance charge, and a friendly and lively restaurant on the beach.
Nearest beach is Kaputas, a beautiful bay about 5km away on the road to Kas. There is a lovely, pebbled, town beach in the centre of Kalkan with platoon and swimming area. Also many beach clubs in and around Kalkan with sunbeds, pools and swimming areas.
Nearest airport is Dalaman. Transfer time is around 1 and a half hours and taxis are approx £120 return for up to 3 people and £140 return for up to 8. Hire car is available. It is also possible to fly to Antalya, although this is slightly further away, but well worth a visit.
Kalkan town centre is 10 mins walk away - longer on the way back because it's all uphill! Kas is a very pleasant half hour bus ride or car drive away. The coastal run is truly spectacular. Fethiye is an hour's drive away, as is the beautiful Saklikent gorge. The upmarket town of Gocek with its marina is about one hour 15 mins drive away, back towards Dalaman airport.
Kalkan is little short of idyllic. Nestled round a sheltered natural harbour at the foot of the majestic Taurus Mountains, this unspoilt historic town - and our lovely apartment - overlook a bay of breathtaking beauty; clear azure sea with the inviting Mouse and Snake islands and boats making their lazy way out on day trips or to one of the beach clubs.
The town itself is charming, a jumble of whitewashed homes and shops with shuttered windows and balconies spilling with bougainvillea line the narrow streets that twist down to the harbour.
In the historic heart of the old town, specialist shops jostle alongside dozens of inviting bars and restaurants. As the sun goes down, the many rooftop and harbourside restaurants serve up a mouthwatering selection of Turkish and international dishes.
By day Kalkan is the perfect place for a spot of leisurely hassle-free shopping. More sophisticated than neighbouring towns and villages it boast many classy yet affordable boutiques, offering carpets, jewellery, glass, ceramics, leather goods and clothes. And don't miss Thursday's market, a great place for hunting down bargains and to enjoy some friendly banter with the stall holders.
For those into walking, the spectacular "Lycian Way" walk, described as one of the world's 10 best coastal walks by the Sunday Times, winds its way through Kalkan. You can walk it a stage at a time, the scenery is beautiful - but bear in mind that because of the heat its best to walk in the spring/autumn months as it is too hot in July and August.
Booking Notes: Deposit of 25 per cent, remainder due 10 weeks before arrival. Breakage/damage bond of £200. Please note this is a non smoking apartment. Changeover Day: We are flexible wherever we can be. If no-one is booked in immediately afterwards, it is possible to stay longer but if there is a changeover on the day, please vacate the apartment by 12 noon. Arrival 4pm, again unless the apartment is free. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Use of bed setee for extra person is an additional £50 per week. Please note pool filled from 1st April to end of October. 25% deposit secures booking, final payment due 10 weeks prior to departure. Refundable breakage cheque of £200. Check in 4pm, checkout 12 noon, as a rule although can be flexible if apartment vacant.