Stuff that makes us smile


We are delighted to have hosted many guests at Villa Kingfisher over the years and even more pleasing is the number of people who come back again and recommend Villa Kingfisher to their extended circle of family and friends. We are always happy to receive feedback but we are especially pleased when guests feel great about their stay and leave us comments like these most recent ones…

“Wonderful stay, super villa and already booked for 2 weeks next June! Great service from Karyn. Thank you!”

Richard & Katy P

“We have had a wonderful time in the beautiful villa Kingfisher, waking up to such beautiful views across the bay has been a privilege and the sunsets have been stunning. Thank you to Karyn for all her help and her amazing quick responses to our emails. She organised a boat trip for us on the Sunset 2, which was great fun and a welcome break from the heat – recommended!

The barbeque is the best that we have experienced and the lighting for it is perfect. We also enjoyed some lovely meals in Kalkan – we recommend the Olive Garden and Smyrna – rooftop dining with unrivalled views of the bay as the sun sets.

This is our second visit to Kalkan and we’re looking forward to the next one – and a return to Villa Kingfisher. Thank you!”

Nigel & Heather H

“We’ve had a fantastic week in your lovely villa. Really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the welcome pack, the water, the fresh bread every day, clean pool and Karyn was so efficient and helpful. Your guide was very useful too and we tried many of your recommendations – all great!

Kalkan and Kisla are just beautiful and we hope to be back one day with more friends and family.

Our top picks: Mahal Beach Club (5 mins away); takeaway kebabs from Hunkar Ocakbasi (they deliver); Baharat; Botanical Gardens bar.

Thank you!”

R, T & L B

“Villa Kingfisher is stunning and excellently maintained and the agents who met us on arrival were so helpful and always going the extra mile for everything we needed. Private pool and patio area offered stunning views over the bay/Balkan with the beach club and sea just minutes away.

As a family with teenage daughters and their friends, the accommodation was fantastic and spacious – the 4 en-suite bathrooms provided no arguments when all were getting ready to go out for dinner….!

We would throughly recommend Villa Kingfisher to anyone. We can’t wait to go back!!”

Kevin P

“Our 6th year in Villa Kingfisher – an ideal base for shopping, tours and days out. As usual, excellent service from Karyn.

We’ll be back next year.”

Ray & Pam M

Villa rating – 5 out of 5

“Just returned from two glorious weeks in Kalkan which we know well having visited 5 times previously. However staying at Villa Kingfisher has been the best stay ever. From initial booking – which was so easy – to the location, quality and facilities, we couldn’t fault it.”


Some comments from earlier seasons:

Villa rating – 5 out of 5.

“I have been coming for a number of years to this superb villa, only a five minute walk from the sea. Every need is catered for. It’s superbly equipped and we always have a lovely holiday here”

Jan I.

Villa rating – 5 out of 5

“We have been coming to Kingfisher for several years and found it an ideal holiday home. The villa is well and attractively appointed, everything is very clean and has every facility. It overlooks a beautiful bay; the beach and The Beach Club are only a short stroll away.” 

James P.

Villa rating – 5 out of 5

“It is almost impossible not to really enjoy oneself here”

Barbara Anne G.

Villa rating – 4 out of 5

“A lovely, beautifully presented villa. Clean, fully equipped with all mod cons, including Wi-Fi. Spectacular views and well managed by Karyn”

Happy B

Villa rating – 5 out of 5

“Our family of 7 stayed here for 10 days. The villa is spacious and very well equipped, so much so that it felt like a proper home rather than a holiday home. The villa was spotlessly clean and the facilities exceptional (en-suites in all bedrooms) dishwasher and washing machine were a real bonus. The pool and patio area had stunning views over Kalkan bay and the pool was cleaned on a daily basis. Karen, who manages rental of the property attended to our needs without fail, arranging shopping, giving us details of the best shops, restaurants and things to do. We found the mobile phone provided especially useful for booking restaurants and booking taxis. We went on a trip with Anil boat which really was the highlight of the holiday. We would also recommend Kaputas beach for a day with its stunning setting and beautiful sandy beach. We had a BBQ on a few nights at the villa and enjoyed eating in Kalkan where there is a huge choice from smart restaurants to kebab cafes and traditional Turkish kitchens. We would all highly recommend this villa for a large family group wishing to spend some time together”

The Brashers

“A wonderfully appointed holiday house with all one could ever need. Everything seems to have been thought of. It is in easy reach of the sea with beautiful views over Kalkan bay and close to the boat service to Kalkan. Thoroughly recommended.”

Annie & Pat Gardner

Reaction to the new website

Well we were very pleased with the new website when we launched it on Jan 1 but, to paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, we would say that wouldn’t we?  It was a bit of an act of faith to build a dedicated site to promote Villa Kingfisher. So to get some valuable insight we asked a number of people – a few friends, some people we know who had holidayed in Kalkan previously (not at VK) and three or four people involved in marketing – for some genuine thoughts on what they thought about the villa and how we’d presented it, and on the site’s usability too. Here’s a selection of their feedback…

within a few minutes of looking at the website I had ‘virtually’ packed my bags, booked a flight and was sitting on the terrace of Villa Kingfisher! Yes, it looks gorgeous, but the way you have written it…just pulls you in as it is written in such a personal, easy style. It is very clear, easy to navigate, fresh and modern, with lots of personal touches. Love it!    

Christine E

What a beautiful place and the villa is fab. Has everything anyone could wish for a great place to stay on holiday – love it !! Have already sent link to my daughter and will show (my husband) tonight. Think we may book this for later in the year – all being well and depending on availability.

Angie C

Site looks amazing.

Paul A

Website looks fantastic…really nicely written, good navigation and beautiful shots of the villa/area.

Sarah P

Hey, I know I’m biased, but what a great site!

Great pics, easy to navigate and understand, excellent background information, and good prices!

Simon I

Villa Kingfisher site is one to behold ! – a very good piece of work and should ensure lots of bookings!

Brian H

Very recent chatter on social media

Having pushed some messages out on social media following launch, we were delighted to track some super onward comments about the villa…

Daydreaming about sunnier climes? Check out this lovely villa in Turkey

Emma L

Looks lovely

Dee P

Cool holiday destination 2016

Kanza E

It looks lovely

Janine E

Well that Villa Kingfisher site is one to behold !!!!

Brian H

Check out this stunning villa in Turkey – if you’re looking for a memorable, relaxing and idyllic holiday this year (I’m dreaming about ours already…!), here’s your place

Sarah P

Wow, it looks beautiful!

Alison S

Looks so nice!! Let’s go

Gemma N

All of this is very nice of course and we are delighted that people seem to really like the villa and the new website too. Thank you to all the above contributors.  There’s a comment box in the Contact section should any guests/site visitors wish to drop us some feedback, even from holidays past. We’d always be interested and delighted to hear from you.

Hugh & Eleanor