We first visited Turkey in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the country, the people and the lovely climate. We bought our first place, a small garden apartment in Kalkan a year later, and after some fun times there decided to have our own purpose-designed holiday dream home built when we came across a nice plot of land in the nearby area of Kisla, just across the bay from Kalkan town. It’s a slightly quieter location which suits us just fine. We enjoy the tranquil setting knowing that the bustling town of Kalkan is a short water bus ride away. Overseeing the construction, mostly from back here in the UK, was a challenging but very rewarding experience as you can imagine. And now, having retired a few years ago after careers in the medical sector, we are lucky enough to get to enjoy our lovely villa 3 or 4 times a year. But it deserves to be utilised more frequently and we have found great pleasure in letting the property to some really nice people over the years – families, couples, and we’d like nothing more than to entice you along too.
Of course, the covid-19 situation has been an extremely difficult time with bans on international travel. However we are delighted to tell you that the Turkish authorities have re-opened their borders and are welcoming back international travellers by re-introducing flight routes with several countries including the UK. It’s tremendous news. What’s more the British and Turkish Governments have now agreed to the setting up of an ‘air-bridge’ to allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries with effect from July 10 – that means outbound and when returning back to the UK. So you can experience our beautiful villa once gain. Plus the Sterling/Turkish Lira exchange rate is incredibly strong at the moment, offering you even better value compared with other Mediterranean destinations.
We hope this website tells you everything you need to know about our home itself, the region and its rich attractions, enough to make you want to hire the villa for your own delightful Turkish holiday adventure. So please just click through to About the villa to find out everything about Villa Kingfisher itself and all the other interesting features (especially the blog section with all the latest news) and, hopefully, get set for that holiday of a lifetime. We have a feeling that the first time you visit will inspire you to want to come back again – exactly as we felt all those years ago.
Oh and many thanks for stopping by the Villa Kingfisher website. Do let us know if you like it.
Hugh and Eleanor Simpson