Contemporary and stylish duplex 3 bed apartment 200 metres from Calis Beach sea front home swap

Close to the beachfront in Calis and set in landscaped gardens with the pool as its centre piece this property is both peaceful and beautifully presented. Providing high quality furnishing and decoration not normally associated with rental property there are also many additional touches and facilities which give a real sense of luxury. The decor has been purposely designed to take advantage of the large and airy rooms with their high ceilings and excellent natural light. The main balcony is especially large, running the length of the entire apartment and providing a super outdoor dining area with views to the left of the stunning sunsets. Situated at the end of a small block it benefits from additional light and privacy.

Because the property has a range of facilities set over two floors this also makes it very suitable and convenient for more than one family or groups of friends. The top floor living area is designed in the style of an individual apartment with its own bathroom, dining area, kitchen and roof terrace, and is reached via a marble staircase from the hallway of the downstairs rooms. It provides privacy yet is still very much part of the interior living space of the whole property.

The apartment is less than a couple of minutes walk from the seafront and all its amenities. This property is particularly suited to those looking for accommodation of a higher than usual standard in a peaceful setting very close to the beach and amenities and within easy travel distance of Fethiye.

About the location

Although by no means essential car hire is a great option since driving is very easy here (well signposted) and will allow you to explore some of the many Lycean and Roman ruins in this area and the nearby resort of Olu Deniz with its world renown lagoon and beach. Slightly further afield is the picturesque town of Dalyan with its rock tombs lining the river and the infamous and highly entertaining mud baths and thermal bathing springs. Alternatively all these locations can be reached via guided coach tours or safari jeeps.

Alternatively take a boat trip from Fethiye harbour and cruise the twelve islands, visiting the Roman baths, now partly submerged into the sea, fabled to have been used by Queen Cleopatra and enjoy swimming from the boat in crystal clear water.

Or 30 minutes travel inland for exciting white water rafting or relaxing interior lake cruises.

Calis (pronounced "Chalish") is a laid back holiday resort, with a seemingly endless beach. Bars and restaurants line the beach area, which is block paved along the seafront. Calis has it's own waterpark too. Parts of the beach are also popular with the local turtle population, who come in to lay their eggs in the sand.

Calis also boasts two very natural attractions - a cooling breeze, perfect for when the local temperatures soar in the summer months and it is famous for some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

For those seeking a beach location and a compact, easily accessible resort. Best for families and quiet-loving couples. Some nightlife but plentiful transport to nearby Fethiye town, which has a greater selection.

There is a reliable dolmus (bus) service running from literally round the corner from the property into Fethiye which runs every few minutes from 6am to 11.30pm and costs in the region of £1.50 per person taking around twenty minutes for the journey.

On the seafront and in the tiny town itself you will find small selection of shops with jewellery, clothes, shoes, beachwear and water-sports equipment. Many small, well-stocked minimarkets (there is a mini-market 50 metres from the apartment complex). Souvenirs and local handicrafts; plentiful spices, teas and Turkish delight are also on offer. There is a covered market on Sunday, situated behind the hospital. Fethiye town has abundant shops and a large covered market (Tuesdays).

Nightlife is low-key, with a good selection of bars, cafes and cocktail bars, many on the beach front boulevard and with bay views. A couple of discos. Larger hotels offer seasonal evening entertainments with live music and often belly-dancing. More active nightlife can be had in nearby Fethiye town.

Ample choice of restaurants, cafes and snack bars serving local and Otoman fare, seafood, Chinese, Indian and Italian cooking. English breakfasts are easily available for the homesick. Restaurants line the beach front boulevard, offering airy dining with fine views of the bay.

Overall, the resort has a low-key, laid-back atmosphere.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Calis Beach (HE31464)

Mugla,   Turkey

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Open to offers
In particular Malta, Greece, Cyprus. All other areas considered.

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


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