We, came here in June 2010 from England after spending several years coming on holiday to Turkey and after finally discovering this beautiful area of the Turquoise Coast.
The area where we live, because of the distance from both airports,ensures that we are not surrounded by hoards of foreign holidaymakers eager to get a tan,and drink as much local liquor as possible,the area is in fact where Turkish people come to their holiday homes to enjoy the peace and scenery of this delightful coastline.
ACCOMODATION..The detached house is situated on the fringe of the village,at the end of a cul-de-sac.It has three levels,containing a lounge,with tv and music system,dvd,etc,dining area,kitchen (with dishwasher),two double bedrooms and one single bedroom,two shower rooms with toilets,and a seperate toilet.There is also a computer room,with wireless ADSL connection,This room also contains hundreds of books ,dvd`s,cd`s,and videos,which you are welcome to use,but we do ask that you please treat with respect.On the top floor there is the second shower room and toilet,with washing machine and tumble dryer(although this is very rarely needed) and the single bedroom.Also on the top floor there is a roof terrace with superb sea views.
There are gardens and terraces on three sides of the house,which provide a variety of different secluded lounging and sunbathing areas,there is also a BBQ area.
As we are both non smokers we would ask people who do smoke to smoke outside on the terrace.
The south-facing house usually has a slight breeze to offset the heat of the sun and there are superb sea and mountain views.
We have a weekly cleaner,and gardener,and if you are in residence during the fruit seasons you are welcome to sample the apricots,plums,oranges, lemons,and pomegranates.
Friends both Turkish and English,will be available should you need any assistance or advice.
The house is situated in the Turkish village of Gokseki,which is 5k from the town of Kas,and 14k from the town of Kalkan.
This is not a tourist village so it is very peaceful.There are no restaurants or bars,but you will feel part of the Turkish community,and the local people are very friendly.There are two small shops and an Internet cafe in the village,and of course the mosque.
The bus service to and from Kas are every 30 minutes during the summer months,and hourly in the Spring, Autumn and Winter.The journey takes about 10 minutes( A one hour downhill walk to Kas)
The nearest beach is a 30 minute walk or 5 minutes by bus.At the beach there is a cafe,and sunbeds/umbrellas are also available.
Kas,(pronounced cash)is a cosmopolitan town with a population of 8000.
There are several bathing platforms,and beaches,numerous shops,restaurants,bars,and pleasant walks around the harbour.There is an ancient Amphitheatre, also a large local market every Friday.There is also a new yachting marina being built.
Kas is famous throughout Turkey for its Dive Centres,and Paragliding,and excursions. With a daily bus service to Istanbul,Ankara,and Izmir.
Every year walking groups arrive in Kas to walk part of the Lycian Way.
You can also get a boat to the Greek island of Meis,(35 minutes)
Turkey is steeped in history,and many historical sites are well worth a visit,Ephesus,Aphrodisias, and Pumakkale to name a few are within 5 hrs by road.
The town of Kalkan to the west is a quaint busy harbour town,which is an extremely popular holiday resort,with a beach,many shops,bars and restaurants.It also offers a range of opportunities for excursions and boat trips.
There are frequent buses from Kas,and the beautiful coast road journey takes about 30 minutes.
The beautiful sandy beach,and the ancient site of Patara is 1 hour by local bus.
If you visit the flickr website and search Kas there are many photos of this beautiful area.
As we are retired we can exchange anytime of the year,and are open to to any offers.We would prefer 4 week exchange,but we would be willing to consider a shorter period.A vehicle will be available.
We can email pictures if requested.