Pure Paradise gift wrapped in bougainvillaea!
Review Submitted: 27 September 2010
Date of Stay: May 2010
What an absolutely beautiful Turkish retreat! ...It delivers everything your website promises, such a luxurious and comfortable holiday dwelling, a real home from home, all essentials in place, with inspired traditional dressings create such an authentic welcoming charm.
Your site quotes "A touch of Paradise found" - We wholeheartedly agree!
We’ve had an absolutely amazing break, I can't thank you enough, Kismet and Kalkan really is a taste of holiday heaven, The pace of life is right up our street, we genuinely believe we could live over here it's so relaxed and peaceful.
The welcome pack you prepared was a veritable feast of locally sourced essentials for our use on arrival, it came in very handy on the first evening as we had major delays in both airports!, also a nice personal touch with the hand written Villa Kismet postcard wishing us a happy stay and welcoming us into your beautifully adorned abode, most thoughtful of you!
We ventured into the harbor on our first outing and our daughter was treated like a princess everywhere we went, by the time the holiday drew to a close there wasn't a single shop or restaurant owner that didn't know her by name, such friendly people, so welcoming, the hospitality is amazing and the level of service and attention to gastro detail is by far the best I have experienced abroad.
We’ve eaten like King and Queen (and little Princess!) and all very reasonable on the wallet too!, made lots of friends, fished, drank, BBQ'd (in your locally crafted grill! ...fantastic!), swam, drank, bathed, drank some more! and when not catering for ourselves during the evenings we regularly dined under the palms in one of the many delightful harbor restaurants.
The harbor side and its unique night life is a combination of enchanting lights, the freshest of cuisine, great service and a relaxed atmosphere, blended, as only the locals know how to ensure the ultimate Kalkan experience, only enhanced by the breath taking views across the bay and out to the moon-cast med.
We are very keen to arrange a return visit next year around the same time ...June is the perfect heat for the nipper!
A single word to summarise ...idyllic!
Steven, Laurie & Holli
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
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