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Cactus 213 - top-floor apartment with beautiful views on 4 star resort. 4 pools.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Patara Prince Resort, Kalkan - Set Amid, Semi-Tropical Gardens, 200-metre private seafront and sun/sea-bathing platforms.

Relax in comfort in our top-floor apartment on magical Patara Prince Resort. The apartment has character together with all the modern facilities you expect - including a wetroom with walk-in rainfall shower. There is a large bougainvillea-covered balcony with beautiful sea and village/harbour views, the resort has 4 pools for your use, as well as private sun/sea-bathing platforms and a mini-market is just a stone's throw away. Kalkan has to be one of the most picturesque places on the Turkish coast but Patara Prince Resort is something else. Constructed on white, local stone terraces leading down to the Mediterranean, you won't believe how beautiful Patara Prince resort is, even when you're there! Situated only a short distance from the centre of Kalkan (recommended by the Independent as a destination of choice, especially for those seeking a romantic vacation) amid abundant semi-tropical gardens, and giving direct access to the sea, Patara Prince Resort is 'Nothing short of a seaside paradise' (Frommers Guide). Privately owned and managed and situated at the top of the resort, staying in our apartment gives you options to spend time on the resort and use the facilities there, make easy trips into Kalkan town, or access transport to take you further afield for day trips.


Owner
Pat
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Pat

We live in London and first visited Turkey in 2005, driving all the way round the coast from Istanbul in the North to Alanya in the South and knew that Kalkan was somewhere special then. The next year we bought the apartment and have been visiting this part of Turkey ever since. We've built up quite a bit of local knowledge during that time so if you have any questions do please ask.

Pat purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Pat chose Turkey

Kalkan is incredibly picturesque and is still essentially a village - although a sophisticated one - where it’s easy to find your way around. You also have the advantage of a beautiful hinterland which is full of history and legend and is still so unspoilt. The food is wonderful, and the hospitality too. One of the greatest joys though is observing the light on the sea from the apartment at different times of day - milky-white at first light, silver sunlight in the afternoon - and the moon glowing gold on the water at night. Full moon is the biggest treat of all when the horseshoe-shaped bay becomes filled by moonlight.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought this apartment because we loved its character and seaview and the celebrated beauty of the resort where it is situated. But we've also added to the property to make your stay more comfortable - there's a wetroom with rainfall shower, and kitchen improvements including a sleek black ceramic hob and granite worktop. As well as having a washing machine and flat-screen TV and DVD player, this holiday apartment is also fully air-conditioned in both living area and bedroom as there's nothing worse than not being able to sleep on holiday because you're too hot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here with my pal, we both needed a place where we could get away from the noise and chaos of some holiday places but without being completely detatched and found what we needed here at Patara. We had a choice of poolside bathing or further down by the sea, both were nice and relaxing and staff at the resort catered for all our needs. Easilly accessible to the town of Kalkan which is a must see if you like to have a little potter around, as is Villa Mahal which is next door-a must for dinner.

The flat is nicely laid out, user friendly and clean. We cooked and ate on the balcony most nights, the kitchen is well equipped for this. Bedroom was a nice size and living area has a comfy fold-out bed. We were very comfortable in this cute flat and will definitely visit again.

:)



Shen, London (August 2012)
Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Dalaman
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Lycian Way, one of only two long-distance footpaths in Turkey passes through Kalkan and Kas as well as many ancient sites on its spectacular route through the mountains and along the coastline of south-west Turkey, following the line of Roman and Ottoman roads, mule tracks and nomad trails. Come in spring and autumn when the temperatures are pleasant for walking and the sea warm enough to swim, or winter is also excellent as days are often sunny and warm and the snow-covered peaks of the Taurus mountains form an impressive backdrop.

Coast/Beach:

You can access the sea directly from the resort via sea-platforms. There is a beach in Kalkan and another beautiful beach about 3 km away at Kaputas but 8 km away there's one of the longest sandy beaches to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean, Patara (after which the resort is named and indeed modelled). Guarded by a ruined Roman city and a stunning 18km in length, Patara beach topped the Evening Standard's list of 10 Fantastic Summer Beaches!

Travel:

Fly to Dalaman about 75 miles away (or Antalya, which is slightly further). We recommend easyJet, Monarch and Fly Thomascook, and Skyscanner which checks out all the best prices for you. From the airport we can provide help arranging either car hire or transfers. A car, though useful, is not essential as public transport is plentiful in this part of Turkey and remarkably good value - 6YTL (£2 approx) will take you all 15 miles along the glorious road to Kas.

Distances:

Kas, 15 miles away, is the nearest small town and the spectacular journey from Kalkan has been listed as one of the 10 most beautiful coastal drives in the world. Greece comes right up to the Turkish mainland here as Kastellorizo, the most easterly of all the Greek Islands – and the setting for Best Foreign Language film, Mediterraneo – sits practically in the harbour at Kas and within a mile and a half of the shore. Take a glorious daytrip from Kas which will cost you only 20 euros.

Further Details:

There is a shop very close by on the resort which sells all the essentials you're likely to need. Supermarkets in Kalkan also offer a delivery service. Kalkan is a small picturesque village and where there is a roof there is a restaurant. Competition has made the town a gastronomic treat. There are 3 restaurants on the resort serving Turkish and Mediterranean specialities and there are more than 100 restaurants in Kalkan to choose from as well. Our favourite is Adem's restaurant (just outside town on the road to Kas) and if you eat there he offers a free taxi service. Kalkan has several small shops and boutiques selling clothes, jewellery, leather goods and pottery as well as a good local market on Thursdays. But for a really big market, don't miss out on Fethiye (every Tuesday).

Originally an Ottoman Greek fishing village (founded by Greek traders from the nearby island of Kastellorizo 200 years ago and Greek-populated until 1921), Kalkan is now a sophisticated small resort. Kalkan and nearby town Kas are both renowned for their Greek architecture – wooden balconies, bougainvillea, etc. Greece’s proximity makes it possible to make a stay here a two-country holiday as from Fethiye, 45 miles away, hydrofoils make the 1½ hour crossing to Rhodes (an official entry point into Greece) every weekday in summer too. In ancient, pre-Roman times, the Turquoise Coast from Fethiye round to almost Antalya, was known as Lycia (Land of Light). The Lycians’ many monuments still dot the entire landscape of the south-west coast of Turkey and the ruins close by at UNESCO World Heritage site, Xanthos are a must. Visit Letoon, where Alexander the Great received the prophecy he'd conquer Persia and the sunken city at Kekova, reachable by boat or on foot from Ucagiz (about 35 miles east of Kas).

Amenities

Kaş Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with high wooden ceiling, king-size bed (160cm wide), air-conditioning, and safety deposit box in wardrobe.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This top-floor apartment has lovely views, both out to sea - which is beautiful in the day - and also of the town, perhaps best appreciated at night when all the lights are twinkling. The apartment has been upgraded and offers modern facilities inc. wetroom with rainfall shower. There is air-conditioning in both lounge and bedroom (which can also be switched to provide heating during the cooler months). High, cedarwood ceilings give a feeling of space. The apartment's proximity to the infinity pool and mini-market are an added bonus. Wi-Fi is available in the vicinity of the hotel on the resort (and also at many of the restaurants and bars in the town). Outside: As our guests you enjoy full use of all 4-star facilities on the resort - sun/sea platforms, 4 swimming pools (3 outdoor, 1 indoor), kids' club and pool, water sports, sauna, Turkish bath, beauty salon, hairdresser, and tennis courts. (Not all facilities/pools available outside of peak holiday season mid-June to mid-September.) Please note: Because the resort is built on a hillside and our apartment is at the top of the resort we feel it's unsuitable for anyone with severe walking or other kinds of difficulties when walking uphill. There is a free minibus shuttle service which runs up and down the resort all day for your use but going up and down some steps on the resort is unavoidable. There is also a water taxi which will ferry you the short distance across the bay to Kalkan. The resort is holiday home to international politicians and celebrities and you can also feel safe in the knowledge that there is 24-hour security. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided but please supply own beach towels. The apartment is cleaned twice weekly together with change of linen. Other: Large private balcony the width of the apartment with views both out to sea and back towards Kalkan.

Reviews

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Cactus 213 - top-floor apartment with beautiful views on 4 star resort. 4 pools.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Fab apartment in a great location. Complex had everything especially loved the uncrowded swimming pools and fab water taxi over to the beach. Shop and infinity pool on the doorstep too which was a real bonus. As for Kalkan, it's been 10 years since our last visit, and, as always amazing people. Kindness and warm hospitality that's rare to find in most places....highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean , tidy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

As old Kalkan hands we so love the place for its atmosphere, sun, security, shops and above all the restaurants that we are fairly relaxed as to the accommodation. Like the rest of the Patara Prince resort the property is beginning to show its age but it was comfortable and clean with magnificent views from the balcony. We did think that such basics as say half a toilet roll, washing up liquid and salt and pepper might have been provided to tied us over on our first night as we were used to having elsewhere- without asking for it in advance- but the rental was very fair and overall we would certainly recommend it. Kalkan is a jewel and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nick, for your review. Our apartment is actually one of the most modernised apartments available to rent on the resort particularly with regard to new wetroom and in the kitchen area. You did inform me the night before you left about a couple of minor repair issues which, had I known sooner would have been repaired immediately. I always ask guests to contact me as well as our property manager in Kalkan - ideally in good time so that it doesn't impact unnecessarily on their stay - if they need to report anything. I'm sorry you didn't find any toilet paper etc when you arrived. Please take it as given that we always aim to provide this as a minimum as we recognise the inconvenience.
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5

Fantastic holiday in beautiful Kalkan. Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 11 relaxing days at pats lovely apartment. We had everything we needed,it was very clean and tastefully decorated. The balcony was fabulous with amazing views across the bay. We had breakfast sitting looking out and planning our day ahead.

The patara prince resort was lovely too,friendly and helpful staff. We used all of the pools and the sea platforms/water taxi. We ate lunch in the patara restaurant which was very good. There was also a pool side service and nothing was too much trouble. You can get 25% off the total of your bill at the end of your holiday.. We couldn't believe how reasonable this was! There is a shuttle bus that takes you back up after your day by the pool which was great..it's very steep!

Kalkan town is a short walk away and we walked in for evening meals/cocktails. You cannot go wrong when eating out, we had gorgeous food and the presentation was amazing. We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the cobbled streets and will definitely return. Kalkan is one of my favourite places and you cannot helping falling in love with it.

Thank you pat for all your help and advice. Your apartment is just lovely. The people of Kalkan are so friendly and welcoming we were very sad to leave!

Sarah and Martha (25/08/16-05/09/16)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We arrived not expecting anything particularly special as the price was so good, but were really pleasantly surprised when we got to the apartment. It's location is great as it is part of the Patara Prince resort, so we were able to use all the hotel facilities such as the many pools, tennis courts, restaurants and beachy area. However, it is nicely located at the top of the resort out of the way (good exercise coming up all the steps!), so it was very peaceful, quiet and had beautiful views. We loved sitting on our balcony for breakfast or in the evenings looking out over Kalkan and the sea. The apartment was really well equipped, useful kitchen, comfortable bedroom and sitting room, plenty of storage space, TV, clean modern bathroom and good air conditioning for the heat! It was perfect for us as a young couple to relax and we had such a fantastic time in Kalkan and the surrounding area with all the many things there is to do. It was a perfect holiday and we would definitely recommend Cactus 213!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexander, thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm delighted you both had such a good time and the apartment suited your needs so well. Thanks again, Pat
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5

Our perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect holiday for us. The apartment was simply lovely with a very comfy lounge and a view to die for! Patricia could not have been more helpful before we went - she supplied me with endless suggestions of places to go and also practical information about the visa and tranfers. My daft questions were met with a "happy to help" attitude and for this I am etremely grateful. The whole resort was gorgeous - lots of flowers and a fabulous view of Kalkan. The pools and sunbathing areas were really relaxing and we particularly enjoyed sunbathing on the platforms right by the sea. We ate out, hired a car, etc (with advice from Patricia) but one of my favourite things to do in the evening was to make a simple meal in the apartment and eat sitting on the balcony with stunning views (and extremely comfy loungers!) and then listen to music or watch a dvd in the lounge - I loved the settee with my feet up! We were very sad to leave and will definitely have to go back - Kalkan and the surrounding areas are wonderful but the holiday was made by staying in this perfect apartment. Thank you so much, Patricia - you have given us a holiday that repaired body and mind!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shirley, thank you very much for this lovely review. I'm so pleased that you had lots of rest and relaxation on your holiday and you liked the apartment so much! I'm always happy to help with practical suggestions and places to visit and I do hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Kindest regards, Pat
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5

Top Floor & Top Marks!

  • 5 of 5

We had a super holiday in September 2014 and really loved this apartment, which is perched on the top of a steep hillside in beautiful grounds and gardens. It was our first visit to Turkey and the apartment exceeded our expectations in terms of its location, furnishings, comfort and cleanliness; it was well equipped with everything you could possibly need, we would not hesitate to recommend it.

We found the apartment’s close proximity to the glorious infinity pool at the top of the resort with its stunning views as well as a convenience store for fresh bread and ice-cold drinks, a real bonus. Sitting on the apartment’s balcony was a delight, too. As it is high up you have lovely views across the bay to the islands as well as to Kalkan and the harbour. We enjoyed breakfast whilst seeing sailing boats leave the harbour. Later in the afternoon we relaxed on very comfy loungers, observing the boats returning across the silvery sea. We watched the sun dip behind the mountains on the opposite side of the bay and then the sunset was followed by a sea of twinkling coloured lights in Kalkan at night. Magical!

The apartment is in a great location and walking up and down the many steps to the sea-front certainly makes you feel fitter and less guilty about enjoying the delicious Turkish cuisine! Kalkan has a huge choice of restaurants, the hardest part was choosing which ones to visit but we soon found our favourites and visited many more than once.

It is convenient that persons staying in the private apartments may use all the Patara Prince Resorts’ facilities. The Turkish Spa/Hamam is very handy, although the coffee peeling treatment was hilarious and I wouldn't particularly recommend it! The medical/sports massage, however, was certainly a nice treat to indulge in.

Others have commented about the helpfulness of the owner, Pat, and we also agree. She responded to our email queries promptly, giving us tips on places to visit and eat. She arranged our airport transfers and welcome pack through her property manager, who was also charming. Similarly we liked the flexible booking days and times: our twenty-year old son joined us for the last week of our holiday and he found the large sofa bed really comfy, plus the air-con and fan in the bedroom was most welcome as even in September it was hot. It is a great base for touring Turkey’s Southwest coast and is in such a beautiful area we will definitely go back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carrie, for the lovely and thoughtful review. I'm delighted you all had such a good time. We've been visiting Turkey regularly since 2005 and know the Kalkan/Kas and wider area well. I'm always happy to answer any queries and share my knowledge with you of this part of Turkey which has such a lot to offer.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.56

I can arrange transfers from Dalaman airport to Kalkan through our property manager. I will just need your flight times and numbers when you have them.

Changeover Day:
We offer a flexible changeover day. Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time 11am (though it is sometimes possible to be flexible re. these times depending on other bookings).

Notes on prices:
If you choose our apartment for your holiday you can make an instant booking by clicking on the Book Now button above. Just 25% secures your booking with the balance payable eight weeks before you go. If you have any questions please contact me - I can usually reply swiftly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.