3 Bed Duplex Apartment - Quiet but Handy Location, Short walk to the Beach
About Graeme Rhodes
I live in the UK and this is my only holiday home and will be where I spend some of the year when I finally get to retire (looks further away all the time!). Although we are very happy to have others use the apartment when we are not using it, it remains a family home and hopefully you will feel at home there too.
Graeme Rhodes purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Graeme Rhodes chose Altınkum
I bought the apartment on my first visit to Turkey after falling in love with the area and the local people. Altinkum is a great mix of traditional village and lively holiday resort which is part of the attraction. It has three of the most beautiful beaches ever seen and the lakes and valleys just a few miles away are stunning. Turkey is so welcoming that you are able to enjoy it from your first day there, but so complex and full of history and tradition that you will never learn all its secrets no matter how long you are there.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment itself is huge - much bigger than a typical UK house - and with terrific high ceilings and all the comforts of home. If you want to eat out and party every night of your stay there are enough bars and restaurants in walking distance to have a different venue every day, but you can easily have a lovely quiet time cooking in the large kitchen and sipping wine on the balcony in the evening. Please look at the photos to see why we bought it without a second thought - except how to pay for it!
Pool / Spa
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Beautiful apartment you will not be disappointed.
You will not be disappointed it certainly is a home away from home. The apartment had everything we needed and more. Brilliant location close to the beach and a 10 min walk to dolphin Square. We felt very safe within the apartment and the neighbours were very friendly. Any problems we had were sorted straight away (problem with gas bottle) there is a supermarket very close by which was great for cooking your own meals on the nights in with the kids. Everything within reach and the owner. Graeme is more that helpful leaving full instructions and a fully equipped apartment that is just so spacious. I left something valuable in the apartment and Graeme done everything to make sure this item was returned. I will definitely be booking this apartment again without a doubt. Cannot wait for our next visit. Thanks again <3
Relaxing stay in lovely apartment
The apartment is very spacious and would easily accommodate up to 10 people and still have space, the only problem was the size of the balcony, which isn't very big especially with the 2 large chairs on it, it didn't fit 5 of us,very well, felt over crowded. The apartment itself is very equipped and the instructions the owner supplied are very detailed, the main bathroom could do with a bit of tlc. And after a couple of problems when we arrived (which after contacting the owner ) where sorted promptly.
The pool is very quiet and mostly had it to ourselves, I found some of the residence in the complex were extremely friendly offering us fresh fruit and coffee, with a plate of Turkish delight while we were sunbathing, the beach is a 2 min walk away and would be safe to go off on your own. The owner of the shop next door to the duplex speaks very good English and is very helpful, and the cake shop over the road has wifi and could pick it up on the balcony of the apartment. Also the cakes were amazing.
It is just a short walk away from the main front of altinkum and the open air night clubs, is it has everything on the door step but in the quieter area,
The owner I found very friendly and answered all my questions promptly,
the only problem was the 1 set of keys, we found it difficult if 2 of us wanted to go off and do something the others had to make sure they were back in time to let the other 2 in, if there were 10 of you it would be more difficult to arrange this.
But I would definitely stay there again
Everything you would expect and more.
The apartment is set back from the sea around 200m at the quieter end of the beach. There were plenty of cafes near by and a convenience store just across the road. The walk into the centre of Altinkum took only five to ten minutes depending on your pace, where something can be found for everyone.
There is a very reasonable and extremely friendly tour operator just down the road which we used a lot, it runs tours all over Turkey and kept us entertained for the entire two weeks.
The apartment is very spacious with all the home comforts. It may not be the newest apartment, but it must be one of the most comfortable, and the location is second to none.
what a lovely stay
had a lovely stay at hergul apartment very large duplex, nice location would stay there again.
Altinkum's second beach - the least busy and nicest - is a minute's walk from the front door, so no need to load yourself like a packhorse with everything for the day as you can pop back when you want.
Nearest airport is Bodrum - transfer is less than 90 minutes and can be booked via the owner. Expect around £50 each way for 4-6 people.
Car hire is not required to enjoy the apartment as everything is walkable.
Local attractions include Ephesus - famous ruined Roman city(2 hours by car), Pamukkale - incredible natural salt baths (3 hours), Bodrum - busy market town (90 mins), Izmir - Turkey's third city (2 hours), Soke - market and retail outlet shopping (50 mins), Kusadasi - buzzing resort and water parks(1 hour), Didim Aquapark (30 mins).
There are lots of excellent local stores within a few minutes walk and at least 3 good supermarkets a short bus ride away.
Restaurants are everywhere. Friendly, good value and the food is great!
The Saturday market is a must for great clothes, leather goods and superb fresh produce.