“beautiful villa with helpful owner and property manager” Serenity 2 is a fantastic villa and perfect for what we were looking for. As a group of 10 friends looking for a relaxing Summer holiday in the sun, we couldn't have asked for more.
From first getting in touch with the owner, she was incredibly helpful - sending over helpful information, arranging transfers and helping one of our party who was arriving separately.
The villa itself is near perfect. The photos give a good representation of what to expect but really have to see it to appreciate it. I don't think I can add much more than what others have said here - it really is a great place to stay and it could often be hard to drag ourselves away and into town.
Billy, the property manager in Kalkan was more than helpful. He really couldn't do enough to help us - bringing water, giving reccommendations and even giving us a lift in his car. Nothing was too much trouble and his help made a massive difference.
The only real negative for some people could be the distance from town. It's a good 20 minute walk, even at a realtively brisk pace. With the villa being set quite a way up a hill, it'd take even longer to walk back up! We resorted to taxis every time - they're relatively inexpensive though so it's not too bad.
All in all, a wonderful experience. Highly reccommended and really good value too.
“Amazing!!!” Villa Serenity is absolutely breathtaking. Each room is pristinely clean and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms all have massive glass picture windows that overlook the pool and jacuzzi and the amazing view of Kalkan. If i could have stayed forever i would have.
I have visited a number of villas surrounding Kalkan and this surppased them all. A perfect holiday home.
“Amazing Holiday, would go back in a heartbeat” Beautiful well maintained Villa. Perfect location. Friendly atmosphere in the restaurants in Town which is a short walk. The villa itself has everything we needed as a family, from washing machine to microwave!! Private pool was lovely as it provided privacy.
“Kalkan Retreat - a great getaway” I have visited Kalkan Retreat twice now. Once in May 2011 and after a very enjoyable time in excellent accommodation I decided to return again in May 2013. I went with a group of friends and we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. My room had the most beautiful view out over the ocean with a small balcony with a chair and table to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The quality of the bed and bed linen was excellent. Very soft and comfortable.
There were 3 bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom was huge with views over the ocean as well. Downstairs was another bedroom overlooking the infinity pool also with an ensuite bathroom.
The kitchen was well equipped and the lounge furniture was high quality and very comfortable facing the outside patio with the ocean in the distance. Around the pool were sun lounges for us all. There were also different outside areas. Little nooks for curling up and reading a book in the sun or sitting around in the BBQ area. A tennis table was the scene of many a competitive game. The cleaning staff did a great job being very discreet.
We loved the restaurants and shops in Kalkan. The food was excellent and the local people very friendly. I bought handbags, silver jewellery and clothes. We also had a fantastic Turkish Bath, massage and clay mask in one of the local massage parlours.
All in all I just love this part of the world and staying at Kalkan Retreat is so comfortable and easy.
“An absolute gem!” We travelled as a family group: myself, two daughters and their husband/partner and my 3 year old grandson. The whole booking process was so easy and Stuart, the owner, was so helpful and answered all queries courteously and promptly, and arranged our transfers to and from Dalaman airport.
The villa was in an ideal location, in a quiet area, a pleasant walk from the town, although we did indulge in taxis back as it was so hot.
The pool was stunning, and deep enough for the boys to dive in safely and much fun was had in retrieving items from the bottom. The childrens pool was perfect for my Grandson, although he did come in the 'big boys pool' due to the easy access via the steps and enjoyed it immensely.
Kalkan itself is an ideal destination with many excellent restaurants and lovely shops and the locals are very friendly and cannot do enough for you.
The villa was so well equiped we lacked for nothing, even down to tiny details such as socket adaptors and buggies. Tracy, the manager, was brilliant and rapidly sorted a problem with internet access. The boys really appreciated the Sky Sports for the cricket and golf, and my Grandson for his favourite childrens programmes for the bedtime wind down!
I just happened to e-mail Stuart about whether there was a gate at the top of the basement steps and he arranged for this to be done prior to our arrival!! That is exemplary customer service!!
We have had a perfect holiday and we would definately come again! Book with confidence!
“A perfect week!” The villa was just right for our needs; well furnished, quiet and private. It was also perfectly positioned with wonderful views and a short walk down to the beach club where we snorkelled, hired jets skis and took the water taxi to Kalkan. The restaurants in Kalkan serve excellent food and are very reasonable with friendly staff who remembered us from day to day but were never too pushy. I enjoyed having a varied vegetarian menu everywhere we ate, and the boys enjoyed trying out different cocktails before dinner. It was our second visit to Kalkan and we preferred Kisla to being on the other side of Kalkan at Kalamar. We will definitely be returning again - both my teenage sons said it was our best holiday ever.
“Fantastic villa, views..everything! Best holiday we have every been on!” In a nutshell:
This was the most fantastic villa, with the most breathtaking views, in a wonderful area, which gave us (3 couples in their twenties) the best experience of our lives!
We felt so sad to leave and were immediately working out when we could return.
The villa is amazing value for money and is of a high standard - the infinity pool is unbeatable!
The whole area of Kalkan is beautiful and the people are so lovely and welcoming, with a range of places to eat and drink (and dance!); we are hoping to return asap!
“Perfect Villa, wonderful location” Villa was perfect. Every detail has been thought for pleasure of guests. View was great. We enjoyed a lot in the pool. Rooms are big and comfortable. Customer service was great.
I would like to note one thing: you can go to town center and beach by walking down 10-15 minutes but coming back by walking is quite challenging due to hill.
“A beautiful villa, perfect for a family holiday.” We had a great week in villa Gül. Villa was just what we expected, perhaps even more.
High vegetation around the garden and the pool, providing full privacy and beauty of colorful flowers, just perfect for a family holiday.
The swimming pool is very large, comfortable and relaxing. Most of the time we were at the pool. We especially enjoyed swimming at night, under plenty of lights around it. At the evening hours we enjoyed our tea and coffee on the roof terrace, where the view over the city and coastline is beautiful.
Kalkan is a fantastic little harbour town, which offers an amazing choice of restaurants serving some excellent food.
Kalkan beach is a short walk away down from the villa, but the walk back up can be quite strenuous, so you need to use Taxis to return from the beach, they are not expensive and always available.
I would definitely recommend this villa/location to anyone.
“Superb!” Our first visit to Turkey and we were not disappointed. A beautiful country with lovely people only made better by our superb accommodation.
This fabulous and roomy villa is very much a home from home with every available convenience. The very large master bedroom with its own bathroom both of which have magnificent views of the bay of Kalkan was a joy to wake up in. Sitting around the pool surrounded by the lovely gardens was relaxation personified. The weather in early June was perfect for us – hot enough to enjoy dipping in and out of the pool but not so hot to make it uncomfortable.
Kalkan itself, a mere 10-15 minutes stroll away, has an abundance of restaurants to choose from – I think you could go to a different one every evening for a year. Each of the ones we chose was excellent with the staff taking the utmost care of my elderly mother. The trip in the “taxi” up to the hilltop restaurant was an experience and certainly provided an interesting tale to tell back home.
My teenage daughter is hankering to return next year for two weeks. I can understand how she feels. We will definitely be returning!