Have just returned from 2 fabulous weeks at this apartment. It is a great apartment for the money, and we were well looked after by Hassan, the caretaker. It is like a home from home - it has everything you could need including towels and beach towels, hairdryer, hair straighteners, buckets, spades - the lot! The apartment is located in a residential area in between Mahmutlar and Kargicak - it is an ideal location as it is quiet but close to everything. The beach is only a short walk away, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The pool is immaculate and we had it to ourselves most of the time. There is no need to hire a car - it is really easy to get around on the local Dolmus buses - they run frequently and only cost one lira each to travel locally, and 2.5 lira to go into Alanya.
We tried a few restaurants - the closer you get to the main part of Mahmutlar by the clock tower, the more expensive it becomes. Without doubt the best restaurant we found was the Magic Garden which you can walk to from the apartment - the staff were fantastic, the food was great and it was really good value for money.
If you want to do any trips - ask Hassan as he can arrange things cheaper. Also arrange an airport transfer - we used Mahmutlartransfer.com who were really helpful. Taxis from the aitport are expensive. Beware the taxi drivers in Alanya as they are total rip off merchants - you can get a bus up to the castle, and it is worth walking down as there are some lovely stalls and places to eat/drink on the mountain.
All in all a great place to stay - highly recommended!