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Spacious Split Level Ground Floor Apartment With Large Pool, Terrace And BBQ

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Kalamar Bay, Kalkan, Turkey - Very Peaceful And Private Location, With The Sea And Restaurants Only 2 Minutes Walk Away

This luxury and beautifully furnished apartment has amazing sea and mountain views from every window, and offers a very large terrace with a large stone built barbecue, which is only used by the 2 ground floor apartments. The terrace and large pool area also has a dining table and chairs for eating 'Alfresco', sun loungers, sun parasol and a spacious outdoor 'pod' which overlooks the sea - to escape for an afternoon nap or to watch the boats sail by. This is exclusive to this apartment only. This 1 bed apartment is more than fully equipped for your holiday, with the owners having paid attention to every small detail to create a charming and warm atmosphere to welcome you. The lounge door opens directly onto the terrace and garden with the large triangular pool only a few steps away. This splendid terrace overlooks the beautiful turquoise waters of Kalamar Bay, with local restaurants close by for your convenience and a village shop that will deliver your shopping.

David Thomas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About David Thomas

We are professional people who enjoy the finer things in life such as beautiful places like Kalkan, it's people peace, and tranquility has lured us for many years.

To relax, we enjoy working in Interior Design and have taken on board some work for friends who liked our passion for design and adding some colour to liven the imagination, so we hope if you come to visit our apartment, you like what you see. The Mediterranean inspires you to work with it's stunning colours that it offers. We both adore the sea and the warmth of the sun. Kalkan has it all.

David Thomas purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David Thomas chose Turgutlu

What can I say other than 'it's paradise'. My Wife persuaded me to come to Kalkan some 12 yrs ago, I ask myself why did I wait so long! We were both surprised by it's charm and beauty, needless to say we fell in love with the place and it's people and vowed to return. We eventually bought our lovely apartment because of it's location and fantastic uninterrupted sea views. It's very tranquil and private not being on a noisy resort and that was so important to us. I love the sea, out here it's always a beautiful turquoise colour and so clear that snorkelling is a must, the array of sea life is wonderful. The whole area has so much to offer people with varied interests, whether your a historian, lover of good food, or a sun worshipper, this area has it all.

What makes this apartment unique

Kalamar Bay is a quiet residential area away from crowds and allowing you the choice of a very relaxing quiet and private holiday, whilst Kalkan offers so much more on the social scene. Kalkan at night is wonderful with it's narrow cobbled streets and harbour lights twinkling and the lights reflection in the water is quite magical. It is a very special place. Hanimeli offers the perfect location, quiet but only a mile into Kalkan itself, if your fit - it's a lovely walk, however last year a local bus service started and now offers an hourly dolmus into the centre of Kalkan, villages and various beaches including Patara. There are also many Taxi's just a phone call away. Kalkan offers good supermarkets, banks and various cash machines throughout the town, every convenience is not far away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mark Thomas, South Wales - A lovely apartment, we needed to take nothing but clothes, every detail was taken care of to ensure we had a fantastic holiday and a superb tranquil location.

Katie and Colin Preece, Henley upon Thames - We booked the apartment for our honeymoon after hearing how fantastic Kalkan is, we were so lucky to find this beautiful apartment and the owners did everything to make it the best honeymoon we could have had. the location and views are just perfect and the pool is large and private. With there only being 5 apartments in the building, we had our privacy. It's was so good we have returned every year for our anniversary, this being our 4th. Thank you both so much.

Maureen O'Kane - What a fab apartment, it has such a wonderful style and it's views took my breath away. Everything was geared for our comfort to make it the most relaxing break we could have had. I was mesmerized by Kalkan's beauty, individual shops and rooftop restaurants. We will be back!
Jan 2011
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Turgutlu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1-4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has open sea views and a beautiful balcony overlooking the garden, sea and mountains. It comprises - A/C unit, double bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing chest, full length mirror and bedside tables with lamps. There is ample storage space.
  • wheelchair accessible
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is luxurious and the apartment has lots of character. Every attention to detail has been thought of including hair dryer and hair straighteners, to sewing kit! Most of the furniture is brand new including most of the electrical goods. The kitchen is so well equipped down to barbecue tools, you need to bring nothing but your clothes. A variety of art and beautiful Turkish rugs have been added for your relaxation and comfort, this apartment has been lovingly and amply furnished with every piece carefully chosen. The lounge doors open out onto the large terrace/pool area with full sea views, a beautiful and tranquil place to sit and drink a glass of wine or two! In the evening you sit and smell the heavy fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle which is quite heavenly. In the morning, you will wake to a sunny bedroom, breakfast on the bedroom balcony and the birds in full song whilst your view is of the sea and mountains, what more could we ask for! Outside: The large terrace is surrounded by flower beds full of lovely colourful plants and an abundance of bougainvillea. 'Hanimeli' stands for Honeysuckle and there is plenty in the garden along with Jasmine, so a heavenly aroma is always wafting around. We also have lemon and banana trees and when ripe can be picked. The view can only be described as 'breath-taking' and 'spectacular', a piece of paradise. The apartment is fully equipped for indoor/outdoor living and there is nothing nicer than cooking on our large barbecue whilst still being able to mix with your family/friends. The 'Pod' is a new addition and looks over the bay, it will easily allow 2 to lounge and is perfect for an afternoon nap or to watch the boats go/back on the many daily trips on offer. The stunning pool is large and the same depth, there is no shallow end, but is easily accessed via steps and the pool overlooks the sea. Quality loungers and a large sun parasol are also provided overlooking the pool, an idyllic spot! Utility Room: Again, we have tried to think of everything you may need. The highest quality steam iron and ironing board, hoover, cleaning materials and tools including a bucket and mop. A folding dryer for outdoors is provided with plenty of pegs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and beach towels are amply provided, so are all bed linen, quilts and blankets should you need them. A welcome pack will be provided on arrival and the apart fully cleaned, if staying 2 weeks then a cleaner is provided mid stay by arrangement. Other: Please note - there is another identical apartment on the ground floor next door which is also of a very high standard and is available for family or larger parties. Please enquire if interested as I am sure we will be able to allow special rates.


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Spacious Split Level Ground Floor Apartment With Large Pool, Terrace And BBQ
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday we had this year! This was our second visit to Hanimeli and the newly refurbished apartment certainly has the "wow" factor without losing any of it's charm. It feels so light and spacious...the sea views are stunning. The new kitchen is so well equipped, perfect for those who wish to self cater, but do try some of the excellent restaurants both local and in Kalkan. You will be spoilt for choice!

Hiring a car this year enabled us to see more of this beautiful country, Myra, Xanthos and Patara all well worth a visit, as is Bezirgan, the mountain village.

We love Turkey and this spot in particular...thank you Annette and David for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our third time in this wonderful apartment. Home from home. Everything you need plus more. Location is great with stunning views of the bay.Local shops and cafes/bars within walking distance. The recently refurbished kitchen is terrific. Furnished extremely well with a lovely mix of old and new--Turkish carpets and pottery.Very clean, pool and grounds serviced daily by the friendly Ali. If you want to totally relax and chill out then this is for you. Already planning our return.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO very much for your wonderful review. We really value our guests and try to make Guests feel very at home in Hanimeli. Thank you for your ongoing support. Very much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

It really did feel like my home in the sun and I was very sad to leave. From the photos and description it looked wonderful and I was not disappointed. The furniture ,carpets and turkish lamps are lovely and made a nice change from empty walls and rooms with no character. The kitchen was new and a joy to prepare and cook meals in . The outside area was also wonderful with table and chairs beside the pool with amazing views out over the sea.. Next were the comfortable sunbeds where we soaked up the sun Then my favourite the pod, with big soft pillows to cool down in. We had a great time here and hope to return soon.

Pat and Kev

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both SO much for taking the time and trouble to write this review. I am SO glad that the apartment came up to you expectations. We have worked so hard over the last 11 yrs to make it extra special for like minded people and really do appreciate your comments. All of our guests seem to really take care of the place and appreciate the finer things in life. I must say that both of you were are extra special guests and are welcome back anytime. I love spoiling my guests and it gives me great pleasure knowing that you loved the place. Many, Many thanks, Annie and David XX
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Beautiful apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in Hanimeli for 10 days at the beginning of July, a lovely holiday!

A beautiful apartment, well furnished and decorated, giving a very homely feel. The pool is a great size, with lovely views out into Kalamar Bay and the sea.

The location is good if you want something a little quieter and just out of town, its about a 20/25 minute walk into town, or a taxi is a more comfortable option and only costs about 15lira (about £4).

Kalkan itself is a beautiful town, always something going on and beautiful shops and restaurants for every day of your trip.

Highly recommend this apartment and the owners are very helpful and easy to contact!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This Beautiful apartment is absolutely Perfect! It felt like home the minute we stepped in, filled with stylish Turkish decor and art.

The door that opens out onto the breathtaking view of the coast is amazing.

The pool is a great size, and perfect for families as it is not too deep. It also overlooks the uninterupted view of the sea.

The location of this apartment is perfect. in it's own grounds filled with scented pretty plants, you feel like you have your own piece of paradise. a 15 minute walk into the town of Kalkan was easily accessible.

I would not hesitate to recommend this for anyone searching for a rental property in this area. Annette the owner was so friendly and helpful prior to our holiday which made it perfect. Thank you for sharing your little corner of Turkish Heaven! x

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hanimeli!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was everything we hoped for and more.. the views are absolutely stunning and the apartment has a lovely homely feel to it.

We did not do an awful lot of "self catering" as intended, as there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from, every budget catered for and a level of friendliness and service not always seen in England.

So many things to do and see, a week is not enough really...we managed Patara and Kaputas beaches, Kalkan and Kas markets, a fabulous laid back boat trip to Kekova, scuba diving at the beach club a few minutes from the apartment and still managed to have some chilling time in our lovely private pool.

This was our first self catering holiday and certainly not our last, we felt genuinely sorry to leave this place.

Thank you Annette for all your help and advice and for letting us stay at beautiful Hanimeli !

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Kalamar Bay is only 3-4 mins walk and the Beach Club is approx 6 mins, where a number of excellent water sports are on offer, jet ski's, banana boat, certified diving school which has an excellent reputation and you can have a fantastic lunch at the beach club. Kalkan has a small pebble beach and the charming, quaint centre is only just over a mile away. Patara beach is 17K of golden sand and is great for surfing and is approx 15 mins drive. The famous and beautiful Kaputas beach is approx 6km.


The nearest airport is Dalaman and the transfer time is 1 hour and 30 minutes to the apartment. You can hire a private transfer, transfer by coach or hire your own car for the holiday period, either way we can help arrange this for you if requested.


The charming small town of Kalkan is just about a mile away and there is now a local bus every hour. Kalkan also has several other beach clubs which you can get to via a free water bus. Patara beach and archaeological site is 6kms away. The whole area is full of historical sites and information is left at the apartment for your perusal. Kaputas beach is also 6 kms and famous for it's turquoise waters as is Olu Deniz which is approx just over an hours drive and many tours are on offer locally.

Further Details:

Kalamar Bay is a small tranquil residential area of outstanding beauty and offers Ali's House Cafe on your doorstep, Cafe Vita, only a short walk away if you want to stay local and Jan Jan's supermarket for excellent fresh produce, lovely local bread, and Jan delivers to your front door free of charge. Kalkan and it's surrounding area's has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has enchanting and quaint cobbled lanes full of unique little shops, coffee bars and restaurants tucked away. The local people are wonderful, helpful and very honest - they cannot do enough for you and are always happy to go the extra mile to please tourists. There are many fantastic roof top restaurants with amazing views of the harbour and Mosque, so many that it is so hard to choose and the food is excellent in every one - a culinary delight!! The atmosphere is one full of mystique, dinner by candle light overlooking the harbour is a must to take in the wonder of Kalkan. Once bitten by Kalkan, and I know of no one who would not agree, will see you falling in love and returning again and again. It's truly magical. The Thursday market is a must, bustling and selling just about anything and everything, there are also markets in Kas 25 mins drive (Fri) OR a visit to Fethiye market on a Tues OR the daily fresh fish market for lunch is a truely fantastic experience as there must be hundreds of different fish to chose from. Once you have chosen your fish, it is whisked away and beautifully cooked by the many restaurants surrounding the fish stalls, all this is 1hr away by the readily available Dolmus busses. There are many trips on offer either by bus or by going down to Kalkan harbour for a day out at sea swimming in the beautiful bays and a tasty lunch on board is included. Fancy a day on a Greek island? Then take the Meis ferry from Kas, Meis is only 30 mins by boat and offers a truly Greek, Shirley Valentine experience and if your lucky you may see a dolphin or turtle!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by contacting the owner and a £100 deposit per week is required and is non refundable. This is to be paid on the booking of your holiday and the remaining full payment to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure please.
PLEASE NOTE that we do not charge a breakages deposit, we trust our guests to treat our home with respect and think it unfair to hold monies upfront.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible, as is arrival and departure. We will be as flexible as possible to accommodate your needs, depending on bookings and as much notice as possible prior to your holiday please.

Notes on prices:
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW SPECIAL PRICE OFFER - for early bookings from now WE HAVE REDUCED OUR PRICES - please ring owner direct on 01639771360. Discounts for longer lets will be considered by negotiation, also a discount will be offered if you have a larger party and need to book both apartments (subject to availability). The 2nd apartment is next door and opens out onto the terrace and pool as does No1 which is advertised. The beauty of having a family holiday with your own space!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.