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Please find below a sample of the reviews that have been left for our villa.
"The villa was wonderful thank you - such a beautiful spot & so peaceful. We spent quite a lot of time around the pool, which the children loved, just relaxing & playing games with the children. When we did manage to drag ourselves away, we went scuba diving with Dolphin Scuba in Kalkan ( good diving & instruction but boat too hot & crowded for our liking), day trip on Flora boat from Kas which you recommended (very enjoyable day & well worth the money), trip to Saksilent(spelling?) gorge (we all loved this - very Indiana Jones!!) & Patara ruins (really interesting - our 10 year old son loved them!). With regard to restaurants, we walked to the one just up the road (Bodemeya Tepe????) a few times & was always made really welcome there by Hassan. Lovely food & the children really liked exploring the garden & seeing the fish & ducks. Chops was enjoyable - limited menu but very Turkish & food good. Also went to Aubergine in Kalkan which was extremely nice & Adams on the road out of Kalkan towards Kas which has the most fabulous view! With regard to the villa, we were all really pleased with it. All in all a very enjoyable two weeks & we'd all certainly go back to Turkey again. Its such a fascinating country & the people so friendly. Perhaps at a cooler time of year though - it was boiling!!! Thank goodness for the pool & aircon!! Thanks very much for all your help with our booking. "
Penny, Oxon

"Overall: We are back and I must say, THE VILLA WAS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! More than we could ever have imagined... We were wowed, stunned, grateful and pleasantly surprised at every turn. Each day became richer and better. We loved having "our own home" and being able to cook. Villas clearly are the only way to travel. Our 5-star hotel in Istanbul was a huge disappointment after the villa. There is no way we could have known how much we would love villa-style-living and the ability to both be peaceful at home and then forage out to such wonderful sights (ruins at Patara were also amazing) when desired. So, thank you, thank you, thank you. Enjoyed Most: The villa itself is fabulous. Im sure everybody says that. We loved every bit of it, especially the pool, the terraces and the master bedroom and bath upstairs. Someone was kind enough to leave a couple of rafts under the downstairs stairs for our Extreme Pool Pleasure (great move! I hope they remain) and we did much of our dining al fresco under the sun, moon, and shameless swathe of creamy Milky Way which materialized nightly after the Moon had made her pass and just dazzled us to no end. The telescope on the middle terrace is a GREAT ADDITION. Unpleasant Surprises: Nothing! Surrounding Area: We indulged in much star gazing and exploration of the mountain range to the south of the villa where there are ancient terraces which, we learned from Hasan, our most excellent host at the Bodamya Restaurant, the village folks used to take their animals to graze for nourishment and to keep them out of home gardens. Nearby Events or Locales: Saklikent Gorge. Hands down, fabulous. Only about an hour away. Reasonable. Awesome. Challenging. Lovely. And then delicious food and setting after making the trek into the mountains. Tips or Restaurants: Which brings us to the second most fabulous part of the whole thing, aside from the villa itself. The Bodamya Restaurant. Who knew the best food we would have in all of Turkey (including over a week of dining throughout Istanbul) would be within walking distance of the villa? We meandered over to the Bodamya (original name of the village now also known as Islamlar) many mornings and evenings to start and end our days and could not have been happier with the setting (idyllic, shady, breeze, views), service (Hasan was lovely and answered all the questions we accumulated each day about the local region and Turkish life in general, including much education from a villagers point of view about economics, politics, culture) AND food!!!! All fresh, delicious, surprising to the palate and super reasonable. Plus, the joy of meandering back to the villa under the balmy night sky after a delicious dinner and a glass of Raki cannot be beat. The restaurant made the villa seem far less "remote" than it would have otherwise. We were just wowed that it was so wonderful and /right there"
David, New York

"Villa Tranquillity is a beautiful villa, It has lots of space to spread out in, and a large pool. It is in a very quiet location in the hills, but is also only a short drive from Kalkan. We also appreciated the villa being within walking distance of a good restaurant."
Peter, Christchurch

"We had a fabulous time at Villa Tranquility, possibly our best holiday so far (with regards to our group family holidays). We loved the villa, obviously a lot of thought has gone into the decorating of it and the attention to detail everywhere was very much appreciated......lots of oohs and ahhs of appreciation could be heard as Guler showed us around!!The view is of course magnificent,we enjoyed the fact that we were isolated but not!! great that Kalkan was not too far away, we spent a few evenings at various restaurants there and always enjoyed our meals. We had a couple of very good day trips out .. hiring a boat for the day which Guler arranged,(this was probably our best day of the holiday for every one) swimming in the coves and sunbathing on the deck and a Turkish lunch provided...(and a very good one too!) we all had a great time. We visited the Gorge, which again was a great day and also Olu-deniz for the para gliding which a few of the group bravely did and thoroughly enjoyed. My sister in law Liz, who is doing a degree in photography..took some great photos of the locals in the village....they seemed very keen on the whole idea and bought out other members of the family and even their goats! after which they then very kindly showed us how the mill worked and Liz has promised to send them some of the photos she took of them all! We also visited Kas ,which we loved...we have all said we would love to go back to the area sometime, as their is still so much that we didn't manage to see and there seems to be plenty to see and do for everyone..which isnt always easy to find with a large group of people of varying ages. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous villa with us."
Susanna, London

"We had a wonderful two week holiday in and around the villa that has all the comfort one needs to relax."
Ralph, Amsterdam

"Outstanding aptly named villa in superb location. Spacious, quality fittings, nice pool. Certainly the best we have ever come across. Helpful owners who want you to enjoy their villa and holiday. Bar has certainly been raised - we are going to have to go somewhat to better it next year."
Robin, Ipswich

"A beautiful large and exquisitely furnished villa in idyllic setting with huge springwater well maintained pool. booking process excellent - we felt we were going to the home of friends rather than an anonymous villa and when we arrived the homely touches and welcome from Guler and Harry the managers was brilliant but not intrusive. After over 20 years of villa holidays this one by far surpassed the others in all respects"
Janice, Buckden

"If you need a 4 or 5 bed villa in the Kalkan area then book Villa Tranquillity! It has everything going for it. You should be able to establish from the web site its impressive size, fabulous location and the fact that it has proper swimming pool. What you cant know is the "whow" factor when you open the front door. Or the fact that even the bed sheets are special and there is a excersise room on the top floor. These discoveries constanly appear through out the villa and add up to a really wonderful experience."
Stephen, Teddington

"Kalkan and the surrounding area are beautiful but not as beautiful as this amazing villa. The area and views were out of this world and words can not describe the villa. It has been built and decorated to a very high standard and we all loved the pool. Eveyone was so very friendly, restaurants all very good and lots of places to see and explore. You must go into Kalkan at night for a meal at the Aubergine which looks over the harbour, very good food and excellent service. We will be back next year."
Nick, Sandy

"my family and i had the most wonderful holiday there are lots of beautiful places to go and we went to some of them,we want to go back next year and the year after that so we can go to the rest of 12 year old daughter said she felt like a princess in that palace of a house (villa).we also swam with the dolfins, the people in kalkan are so friendly and helpful,the food and resturants are a delight,the local shops are good,markets are even better for fresh veg and fruit we made some lovely meals at the villa.our one neighbour was very kind and helpful we only had to ask.the whole place is so beautiful they really have thought of everthing so you can just chill out.I have to say next time we need to go for longer."
Nicky, Northamptonshire

"The house and views are magnificent the rooms very spacious, the pool and gardens very well kept. The kids loved the size of the pool. we had a very relaxing time there. we hired a car and traveled around a lot. Kalkan is a beautiful town with lots of shopping and nice restarants. but to come back to a lovely holiday home made the hoilday. We all wanted to stay another week. I would recomend this house to anybody who wants a home from home feel on holiday. Downside - none"
Josie, Leicester

"The villa was perfect. We had a great time and the villa is situated in a fantastic position, being a little up the mountains kept the temperature down a little and made for a wonderful stay. The furniture and quality of the villa is one of the best that I have ever stayed in and it really does make a difference, the kids loved the fact that there was a tv and dvd player and they broke up some of the days. The pool is fantastic, it was a welcome relief to cool off from the hot sun and the fact that it is filled with the local spring water was fantastic. We have been to Turkey before, but found Kalkan and the villa the best places we have stayed. The views were incredible and the fact that the villa is situated a little out of the way, was superb, it was incredibly peaceful and incredibly relaxing. The personal touches and photos you leave around the house reminded everyone that this was a home and I think made the villa an incredibly friendly place to stay. If I were to return to Kalkan again, I would have no hesitation in renting the villa again, it was by far the best that we saw. Can I thank you very much for making our stay a memorable one and we are incredibly envious of your wonderful home. I hope that we will get another opportunity to stay at Villa Tranqillity and thanks again for your hospitality. "
Reece, Kent

"This was our third visit to Turkey and this villa is by far the best we have found. The villa itself is beautiful with lots of thought and care gone into each room. Fantastic bedrooms with great views. We went as two families and there was just so much space for everyone. As for the surroundings -every day we looked from the villa to the views of the mountains around us and the sea below and couldn't believe just what a fantastic position this villa is in. It is also in a good location for lots of activities. During our week we canoed down the River Xanthos to the sea, hired a boat for a day, went to the Saklikent Gorge, went to Kalkan (10 mins away) to eat by the harbour, visited Lycean ruins at Xanthos and also enjoyed just staying at home relaxing by the pool and exploring the local villages. If we return to Turkey next year we would definitely rebook this villa - for 2 weeks!"
Jane, Henley on Thames

"I cannot reccommend this villa highly enough. Everything from the gates to light fittings have been done to the highest standards. It truly is the most beautiful villa, in the most stunning location, and I can't imagine there is anything else even close to this one anywhere on the coast. From the moment you enter you feel at home, as there are so many personal touches, and it is also nice to gaze at the ornaments and curiosities that are placed here and there in the villa. Whether you are sunning youself by the expanse of the swimming pool, or taking refuge in the coolness of the villas archways, this villa begs you not to leave. The views are truly breath-taking as you gaze down the mountain to the fishing village and harbour that is Kalkan, and to the islands beyond! Spending a holiday here was like going to a health spa - sun, mountain air, fresh bread and produce from the nearby stores and bizarres - you go home feeling like a king! I won't bother looking to better this one next year - just going to book again."
Shaun, Leicester

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