“Sheer, unadulterated luxury!” We stayed at Villa Esra for a fortnight in June and cannot rate the holiday highly enough. The villa more than lived up to the pictures and reviews and provided the ideal home away from home.
The good-sized private pool was very well maintained as were the gardens of the villa and it was a pleasure to relax in these surroundings.
Some reviews have commented on the steep approach hill, if you are in reasonable health then this is not an issue at all and actually helps work off the holiday calories! The location was perfect with uninterrupted views of Babadag, a favourite paragliding spot, and provided some stunning sunsets.
All in all this was our best holiday ever, we only came home a few days ago and have already booked for next year! Roll on June 2014!
“I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to friends” It was our first time in Turkey and it came as a very pleasant surprise. The scenery is stunning, the people delightful and the food varied, good and cheap. Icmeler is set in a beautiful bay surrounded by dramatic mountains, everywhere you look it is lush and green-something we had not expected .
Garden Villa is tucked away in a largely residential area about five minutes from the beach and less than two minutes to bars/ restaurants. A car is not necessary public transport is frequent and reasonable, whether it be dolmus or water taxi which is great fun. Simply, but adequately furnished(the beds in particular were very comfortable) the villa was spotless inside and out. The real selling point however for us was the outside space where you got the impression a considerable amount of money had been spent. When you walked out the door you were met with a really beautiful view. An exceptionally large swimming pool, pretty landscaped gardens, comfy loungers, plenty patio furniture all wrapped up in a fabulous mountain backdrop. Laze around the pool all day, walk along the 9km promenade to Maramaris or go on one of the numerous reasonably priced boat trips(we went to Rhodes) you will not be bored.
Finally I have to mention the owner who went out of his way to be helpful throughout the booking process. He forwarded lots of information on the area, suggestions for day trips etc and was only a phone call away should we have any queries. A caretaker was also available on a daily basis . I have booked many villas/apartments in the past but have never had such an efficient personal service. It was a delight to deal with him and I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to friends.
“Absolutely Perfect” We stayed in this fantastic villa for a week of relaxation, and it fulfilled our every need. The villa is beautiful, and words cannot do justice for the stunning views from every balcony. The villa provided everything that we needed and the location was ideal for the privacy that it afforded, whilst being within close proximity to the town. The villa was extremely clean and very well looked after, with all the utilities necessary to make our stay perfectly comfortable. The town was marvellous, and we were able to sample divine turkish cuisine which was at very affordable prices, only a short walk away. The local people were friendly and welcoming with hilarious sense of humours, and the local dogs were just as friendly, and loved our attention (without begging for food!). I have already recommended this villa and the town of Kalkan to my family, and we hope to come again for a larger family holiday at some point in the future. We had a perfect week thanks to the villa and the fantastic owners.
“Home sweet home with so much more......” My fiance and I stayed at Flamingo Resort for 1 week, of a two week holiday in April 2012 and immediately felt at home, as all the home comforts that one needs are well catered for. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and each room has bright open living spaces, with direct access to the main balcony too!
The airport transfer was only 20 minutes away from the resort, so a real plus in our view - and talking of views, we had the view of a beautiful lake to our left and the Aegean sea to our right and enjoyed these beautiful sights (and sounds of nature) from the apartments front balcony. The resort was quiet in April but this suited us just fine - we had access to amenities of other resorts which were a 15 minute walk away, which made for a nice stroll back to the Flamingo resort after dinner! The food in the Turquoise Restaurant was very good! These Turquoise Resort amenities included a Market/small shop, Turkish Bath, Swimming Pool/slides, Restaurant, Bar, Gym all in one area. If you need more than the basics, just 5 minutes away from these amenities, and near to Sunset Cafe/Restaurant there is a larger well stocked shop with fruit, vegetables, eggs and any household products you may or may not need. Sunset Cafe/Restuarant also offers good food with great views. We also took advantage of the dolmus/small bus transport system to visit Bodrum for the day which can be caught on the main road right outside the resort. The security guard will advise you of the times if asked.
We had varying weather in April which included sunny days reaching 20C, overcast days and very windy days too but all of the amenities above are set up for all kinds of weather, so this didn't get in the way of our (make it up as we along) holidays plans! To sum up we had a much needed relaxing break with lots other things to do if we wanted to! Perfect chill out territory!
“Fantastic!! You will not be disappointed!” We travelled to Kalkan at the end of September as 2 couples with 2 children under 1 and stayed at the Serenity Villa II.
From the moment we made our reservation Tracey was very prompt and helpful to ensure that all of our questions and requests beforehand were dealt with smoothly. We were impressed before we even arrived which made us look forward to our holiday all the more. Our transfer that was arranged by the villa with Brave Tours also went without a hitch.
Upon arriving at the villa you are met with a definite wow factor! The villa and its view are breath-taking and throughout our stay we never tired of it. Billy the property manager was there to meet us and was great at settling us in for our holiday and even brought us fresh bread every day! He answered any questions we had and was always only a phone call away, a great touch to receiving a first class service. He also referred us to a taxi driver that looked after us for the duration of our stay and he was a real find, whenever we called he was there in 5 minutes!
The villa really cannot disappoint, with its pools, Jacuzzi and hot tubs we felt so relaxed despite having the little ones with us and we never got bored with a gym, childrens pool, and playstation and pool table for the dads too.
The town of Kalkan really impressed us and was a beautiful spot. You are really spoilt for choice for restaurants all the way down to the harbour and we were particularly impressed with Kosk and Aubergine. Chilli's was great and café Leon has a great menu for a quick bite. The staff are fantastic with children too and bent over backwards to keep them entertained and/or help us enjoy our evening. There is also a nearby sandy beach which is also definitely worth a visit, the sea is amazing and very inviting! We also visited the local Turkish bath which was a lovely experience.
All in all I can thoroughly recommend this villa if you're thinking of booking. The property speaks for itself and the pictures don't do it justice but the little touches really make it special too. We would love to return some time in the future!
“Such a fabulous place, Villa beautiful and so tranquil, people delightful.” We all agreed that this was one of the most lovely holidays we have had as an all round experience. There were 7 of us - myself and my husband, our 3 children (aging from 10-19 years of age) and my parents, who are in their 60's.
Villa Suro Evi is really lovely, very spacious with the most fabulous and tranquil outlook over the sea and Kalkan town. The pool and garden areas are beautiful, not overlooked, very peaceful, very clean and well kept. There is a lovely balance of sunbathing areas and shade with the Ottaman/Olive tree - just perfect.
It is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Kalkan. The hill is quite steep, but cabs were so cheap if we didn't fancy the walk.
Kalkan is not only a beautiful town but has everything. A huge choice of fabulous restaurants, general amenities and great shopping, along with the market which was great fun.
The people of Kalkan are truly delightful, service is very good and everyone was always so willing to help at any point, but without being overbearing.
We really loved every moment of this holiday and wouldn't hesitate to return.
“Fabulous Villa” Had a super holiday at Villa Keros. The villa was a real home from home. It had everything we needed. Lots of spare cutlery and crockery even when we were using the dishwasher. There are always plenty of clean towels to use for all the bathrooms and the pool area. It is a very well equipped villa. Even though the surrounding villas were occupied it was very quiet at night so we always had a great nights sleep. We got every- day supplies of fresh bread, milk water ect. from the little local shop Bobs and also ate at the restaurant above the shop (same owner) a few times. This is very convenient as it is just a few minutes walk from the villa. When we next go to Kalkan we will definitely stay at villa Keros.
“Apartment with the ultimate view of beautiful Kalkan” Fantastic apartment on an amazing complex. Clean & comfortable with the most amazing views from the terrace. Peaceful & relaxing pool area too - couldn't ask for more!!!
“Simply perfect family holiday at Gondol” We stayed at the Gondol last August and could not wait to go back again this year.
Everything here is just perfect for a family getaway.
The self catering apartments are located around a large pool, where you can always get a sun bed! There are only 11 apartments (I think!) and we like the fact that it is not a huge impersonal hotel. You have peace and quiet but also get to know people around the well stocked bar if you want too! The food is great - breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff are superb - thank you Angela and Aladian and the owners - Jane & Ali go out of their way to make sure all is good. The location is ideal, a short walk from the main road of Ovacik where there are restaurants and shops and where you can get the local bus to Fehtyie or Olu Deniz. You can walk in to the town in around 10-15 mins which is great for shopping but a but loud at night for us. We prefer the tranquility of Gondol. Thank you Jane and Ali for another fabulous holiday - the kids want to know when we are coming back!
“Fabulous villa with great facilities” The villa is beautiful with all the 'mod cons' you would expect. Pleasantly surprised by the size of the pool and of course, the view from the pool area and upper floors. Well looked after by the managing agent (linen changed mid-way through a two week break, pool guy attended regularly). The only downside, which should be noted for those with walking difficulties, is the location of the villa on the hillside. While we ended up taking taxis into town (for about £3 each way) there are still a number of steps into and within the villa. If that doesn't bother you then I fully recommend this place to stay! Quiet location, amazing views (which you only get by staying up the hill anyway!) and well appointed with furniture, facilities and utensils.
Karen Robertson (family party of 6 adults and 2 children, June 2012)
“mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm fantasic” Great location as it close to the beach just a few mins away and is fantastic for kite surfers.
plenty of bars, restaurants and shops close by.
The apartment is very clean and tidy with all the cooking appliances you need. The owners were very good to us while there and even arranged our transfer from the airport.
Thanks for a fantastic stay
If you’ve a passion for beautiful beach resorts, lush landscapes and captivating ancient ruins, then look no further than Turkey. It's one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and for very good reason...
East Meets West
A country which combines the cultures of both East and West, Turkey’s very landscape has been sculpted by Greeks, Romans, Byzantine Emperors and the Ottomans over the last several millennia. Here, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences blend authentically to form an exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan country, ideal for travellers with an adventurous streak.
There’s so much to see, do and experience in Turkey, your itinerary will be packed. Walk the historic streets of Istanbul, marvel at the ruins of Ephesus where you’ll find the Temple of Artemis (one of the wonders of the ancient world) or bathe in the crystal blue waters of Antalya, Bodrum and Marmaris.
A Warm Welcome
You can expect plenty of warmth from the weather and the locals, too. Turkey’s people are renowned for being some of the friendliest in Europe, so don’t be surprised if you make friends with a waiter or shop attendant during your travels.
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