Comments from some of our guests

From June 2015

We have just had an absolutely amazing holiday in Kalkan and an incredible stay at Villa Lydia. This was our first time to Turkey and I am so glad that we chose to stay at Jo and Gary's place. We spent seven blissful days hanging out by the pool and eating amazing food in nearby Kalkan. This villa is so well located - just far enough out of town that you don't feel like a tourist, yet close enough to enjoy the quaintness and incredible restaurants that Kalkan has to offer. There were three adults and two boys (9 and 13) in our group and the villa was plenty big (and cool) enough for everyone to have their own space :) We made good use of the free water taxi from the Mahal Beach Club, situated not too far below the property. Look out for the almost hidden sets of stairs that will lead you to the beach club and adjoining open-air cafe overlooking the crystal blue water. What I loved most about this place was the privacy and beautiful greenery that surrounds the villa. Jo and Gary were excellent to deal with throughout the whole process and their onsite folks were extremely helpful. Best holiday ever!!


From July 2014

This was the perfect villa to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. The boys loved playing in the pool and there were lots of restaurants to choose from in Kalkan for lunch or dinner. Very peaceful location. We visited Saklikent Gorge, Tlos Trout Farm and even hired a yacht for a couple of days sailing. Thank you Jo for the use of your lovely villa.


From Angela

Dear Jo

We had a delightful time at your villa.  Thank you.  The weather was fantastic and we made very good use of the pool. which is ideally situated to maximise the spectacular views of the coast.

It was our first trip to Kalkan and we will definitely return.

Kind regards



From Annamay

Hi Jo

Thank you, yes we had a lovely time. Everything worked out extremely well and the weather was fabulous. We particularly enjoyed the Villa Mahal and ate there twice.  We were shocked at how much building work had taken place since our previous visit in 2007 and have some concern re overdevelopment of Kalkan. Your villa is definitely on the best side.

Best wishes



From Sian

Hi Jo and Gary

Just thought I'd would drop you a line and thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. We had the most wonderful holiday and could not fault a thing. Kalkan is really lovely and the people so friendly.  We would love to return there next year if possible.

Thanks again. Best wishes



From Sandra

Hi Jo

We had a wonderful time. The villa is really beautiful and the Turkish people were very friendly.  We really didn't want to come home.

Kind regards.

Sandra xx


From Patricia

Dear Gary and Jo

"We had a fantastic time, the villa was far superior to our previous years experience because it was not overlooked and relatively private and large enough for us to have our own space, it was also in a more convenient location to be able to get into the town.

I rode a horse on Patara Beach for the first time in about 40 years, we experienced to gorge and booked a trip on a gullet.

Thank you for letting us stay in your villa.



From Bernice

Gary and Jo

"Thank you for letting us stay at you villa.  We didn't want to leave its been SO beautiful here."



From Margaret

Dear Gary and Jo

"Once again we had another amazing holiday at Villa Lydia’ it was so nice to go back to somewhere familiar and of course so relaxing, we loved it. It was also great to see Kalkan in May instead of September as we experienced a completely different atmosphere. I would also like to say that your pool /garden maintenance man is such a thorough and reliable guy, he takes such pride in his work (I just wish he looked after my garden here in the UK).  We look forward to staying again next year."

Margaret (Bracknell)


From Mary and Nigel

Gary and Jo

"Wishing we could return to your beautiful home. What a fantastic villa you have. Nigel and I definitely think you have the best villa in the area."

Mary and Nigel (Maidenhead)


From Hash & Kathy

Hi Gary & Jo

"Just wanted to say what a beautiful villa you have, everyone loved it.  We had a great time in Turkey and will definitely be returning.  I don't think we have been anywhere as friendly as Turkey."

Hash and Kathy


From Jim & Anthea Saunders

Dear Gary & Jo

"The Villa Lydia and its stunning location can be highly recommended.  Views from all rooms are the best we have ever seen, and there is so much to do and places to eat - we were spoilt for choice. Thank you, Gary and Jo, we will certainly return."

Jim & Anthea Saunders (Hertfordshire)


From Laura & Paul

Dear Gary & Jo

"We want you both to know that our stay in your Villa was one of the best holidays we have ever had, with the superb location in Kalkan been an added bonus! The facilities, such as the pool and BBQ were brilliant.  Neither us, nor our guests could fault anything, and we want you to know that all of us will recommend your beautiful home to anyone.

Laura & Paul (Todmorden, Lancashire)


From The Gurney Family

Dear Mr & Mrs Jess

Thank you for a wonderful family holiday in your beautiful very well equipped villa, stunning views, could not fault anything, everyone came home full of praise.

The Gurney Family


From Stuart and Pippa Thomson

Thanks for a wonderful holiday.  Perfect villa, views & swimming pool.  Great facilities to give a relaxing time.  Thoroughly enjoyable holiday - highly recommended - and will return.

Stuart and Pippa Thomson (The Green Dragon, Flaunden)


From Will and Linda Nickell

Dear Gary and Jo

"Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful villa, we will definitely be returning to Villa Lydia and Kalkan. Would recommend very highly."

Will and Linda Nickell (Little Chalfont, Bucks)


From Moira

Dear Gary and Jo

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that we had a wonderful holiday at Villa Lydia and in Kalkan. You have a really beautiful home and we will certainly return to the lovely Kalkan.

Best wishes




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