Olive harvest from our own olive treesTurkish flowers in our private gardens Turquoise waters of beautiful Kaputas Beach nearby Kalkan Wild tortoise on terrace at villa in Kalkan Turkey Turkish franginpani flowersBrilliant colours of Turkey - strings of dried aubergine and chillies

This is what our guests say about their stay at Villa Paramelle:

Once again we had a wonderful holiday at paramelle, thanks for the opportunity! Cannot think of any improvements apart from the water cooler which you have mentioned. New pool towels were a great addition and we love your selection of books as we are both big readers, they are a great bonus. Last few days were particularly hot, 46 the day we left. Must mention Mustapha as he is so pleasant and very helpful. Hopefully it will not be too long before we are visiting paramelle again.
Roz & Thomas, UK. June 2017
N.B. Lots of praise for Mustafa, he's a great pool man. And we'll try to put in a water cooler later this year, it's a good idea.

We had an absolutely fabulous holiday - the villa was perfect for us. I particularly love the master bedroom! (the fact that were so many hangers and so much wardrobe space/ space to put toiletries etc. was great). The villa is very comfortable and had everything we needed and the views are obviously very lovely too! The location was ideal. The girls loved it too, they didn't want to go home and spent a lot of time in the pool. I can't think of anything in the villa that needs improving - as far as we're concerned it was perfect!.
Chantal B & family, UK. May/June 2017

Amazing luxury villa with breathtaking views - 5* (from Owners Direct site). Just back from the most wonderful week in Kalkan staying at Villa Paramelle. The resort is lovely, the villa is very luxurious with absolutely stunning views, am going to miss waking up to those views. We went with our 19 year old twin boys. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough for them to do but how wrong was I. During the week we went quad biking, on a boat trip, trip to Patara beach, OluDeniz, ghost town, Fetihey Market, beachparks and did various water sports. The restaurants were all lovely, the locals are great and the food amazing. I would highly recommend Kalkan and particularly Villa Paramelle, it’s even better than the photos and the owners and arrangements made were faultless. We will be back!
Julie G & family, UK. May 2017

We're home now after another lovely relaxing holiday at Villa Paramelle. I really appreciated having a full length mirror... And we really like what you've done with the roof terrace. The fluffy his and hers pool towels were really appreciated too. I can't think of anything else to suggest by way of improvements, its pretty much perfect.
Hilary & Chris, UK. May 2017
N.B. We love the roof terrace too, it's like a whole new space. Glad you like the pool towels, one less thing to pack.

Wow! Wonderful villa in a breathtaking location. We SHALL return - 5* (from Owners Direct site). You are so lucky to have a fabulous villa in such a unique location. Kalkan is clearly a resort that appeals to British tourists yet thankfully retains its Turkish authenticity. Our first visit to Kalkan and it will not be our last. The view from your villa is such that you can simply sit and watch a subtly changing view for hours. Favourite restaurants were Coriander and The Brothers along with Bodamya up in Islamlar which is well worth a lunch visit if only for the view. Villa was clean comfortable and welcoming. We often walked back from town after an evening meal but if your preference is to take a taxi avoiding a couple of short steep hills then they are as cheap as chips! Thankyou for having us Gai and Tony.
Peter R, UK. Oct 2016

What can I say but that Villa Paramelle is simply perfect! We will look after it for you over the next fortnight and are already discussing our holiday dates for next year. Thank you for all the homely touches around the villa and for the welcome pack which lived up to its name last night.
Hilary H & Chris B, UK. Sept 2016

Stunning Villa with breath-taking views - 5* (from Owners Direct site). Fell instantly in love with Villa Paramelle .... It was spotlessly clean and the lay out was perfect. Not far from the Kalamar road where there are some gorgeous little restaurants and bars and a nice walk into town. The pool is perfect for a cooling off dip .... The kitchen had everything we needed ...and the bedrooms were spacious with the most amazing views of the Med ! The sunsets in the evening on the terrace roof were out of this world! The gardens were beautiful .... It was just a fantastic 2 weeks once again in Kalkan. Both the holiday and villa were perfect, thank you so much......met so many new friends out there, that we just didn't want to come back. Credit to you both......the villa was the best we'd had so far. We even went to the dog shelter at Kas to sit with them all and give them some love........one of the most moving experiences of my life!! We would honestly have no hesitation on returning and also recommending the villa to anybody who may be interested........absolutely superb, thank you so much.
Richard H & family, UK. August 2016

Fantastic Villa, Fantastic Location - 5* (from Owners Direct site). Right from the first email in contacting Gai & Tony their communication with us was excellent. They helped organise our airport transfer, which was slick. On arrival at the villa, WOW!WOW!WOW is the only thing we said to each other when we first stepped onto the patio area. The views are amazing, Paramelle itself has everything you need to make your stay extremely comfortable, we were a party of 4 adults. The kitchen had everything we required, the new BBQ area was well used by us. My husband spend the afternoons in the ottoman to relax and read his book. We spend our week relaxing by the pool with the occasional trip into the town. Kalkan is a lovely Turkish fishing town, which takes about 15 minutes to walk to the old town. We always had a taxi back to the villa due to the steep hills in Kalkan, the cost of the trip from old town to the Paramelle is 9 lira. (Worth every lira due to the extreme heat in August). The Turkish people are friendly, respectful and go out of their way to help you in any way they can. This year Kalkan has really suffered from the lack of tourist due to the problems in Turkey, we can only stress that we felt very safe and most welcome from all the people we meet during our stay. Thank you Gai & Tony
Linda & Edward Osborne & friends, UK. August 2016

Fantastic Time at Villa Paramelle - 5* (from Owners Direct site). We had a fantastic time at Villa Paramelle. The interior was finished to a high standard and we loved the double bedroom. Outside there were lots of different areas to relax in, including the hammock which was great for reading in, the Turkish seating area which we loved after dinner in the evenings (especially with its colourful electric lanterns) and above all the lovely roof terrace which was great for star gazing. The kids also loved the infinity pool with its amazing views. We stayed in Kalkan last year in a different villa, but preferred Villa Paramelle for it's dual aspect views and great location close to shops and restaurants. It is also close enough to walk into town to the harbour area in the evenings. I would definitely come back and would recommend it to friends and family. Given the current situation in Turkey we felt very safe and were treated with open arms by the locals. I will definitely be back again in the future.
Emma F & family, UK. July 2016

After a delayed start to our holiday (as we were supposed to be arriving in Istanbul Sat 16th, needless to say our flight was cancelled!) we had a lovely time at your villa & loved Kalkan. We reversed our stay and are now in Olundeniz for a few days (kind of wishing we were still in Kalkan)
Lisa C & friends, UK. July 2016

Superb Villa with Great Views - 5* (from Owners Direct site). We have stayed at Villa Paramelle many times, we love the villa and the great views. Nice stroll down to Kalkan centre, (about 10 minutes) we tend to get a taxi back to villa at a cost of 9L. Food in restaurants is of a very high standard and so many to choose from.
David B & family, UK. June 2016

Wonderful Stay at Paramelle - 5* (from Owners Direct site). This was our first visit to Villa paramelle and we are already enquiring about our second. Lovely quiet location with fantastic views but within easy walking distance to the town centre. Villa was well maintained both inside and out. Good outside space with a lovely infinity pool for dipping in and out on those extra hot days,had a lovely spacious main bedroom and everything you require including a good selection of books saving us the trouble of carrying extra with us. Gai and Tony were exceedingly helpful through the entire booking process from start to finish and are open to any suggestions on improvement (looking at the possibility of a water cooler and supplying pool towels for next year). We did not need to go into town every night as their is a selection of a few good resteraunts and cafe/bars nearby also several convenience stores. This our fifth trip to Kalkan and some of our favourite places to eat are Vanilla bistro, Gourmet, Kosk, Old Trading House any many many more excellent restaurants. Many restaurants and supermarkets will also deliver to the villa so several nights were spent on the patio with a pizza and a bottle of wine and a wonderful view. Must mention our lovely pool man Mustapha who was very pleasant and helpful like everyone in Kalkan.
Roz S & partner, UK. June 2016
N.B. Will look into water cooler when we're over, & supplying beach towels.

5* (from Owners Direct site). A lovely villa, well looked after and facilities are great, well thought out and thorough. It obviously helped that we had lovely weather. The pool man Osman was excellent, nothing too much trouble. The agent and cleaners were also charming. In short a great holiday.
Mike W & partner, UK. Oct 2015
N.B. We followed you to villa & the weather continued to be wonderful, swimming in Nov a real treat.

Kalkan was lovely. My partner has been before and my first time and we'll definitely be back! Although the crowd was a lot older we had some great dinners and met some fantastic people. Tuncay was great and helped organise a boat trip for us which was great. The villa was beautiful, really thoughtfully appointed and full of character! Improvements wise I'd only say the BBQ would be great when finished out the back and maybe a table up on the terrace for entertaining with a view! A white cabana even on the roof could be great but overall it's the most beautiful villa we could have hoped for, thanks again.
David B & partner, UK. Sept/Oct 2015
N.B. A large traditional Turkish stone BBQ has now been built. A table & chairs is on roof terrace, but we love the idea of a cabana, watch this space...

We had such a lovely time staying at your Villa last week. You have thought of everything and we found all the information you left us very useful. It was so nice to receive the welcome pack as our flight was late and we were too late to go out. Villa Paramelle is delightful and although we seemed to be out and about during the day, it was lovely to come back and relax.
Annie F & family, UK. August 2015

Thank you once again for another lovely stay in your delightful villa. We spent our first week in a newly built villa which although very comfortable made us really appreciate the charm of Villa Paramelle. Your attention to detail makes it such an enjoyable and easy holiday experience. Again I cannot think of any suggestions for improvements although a larger BBQ on the extended patio area which I think you are planning for next year would be great. We look forward to staying with you again!
Jane B, UK. August 2015
N.B. Thanks Jane, it's lovely to welcome you again. Yes, a large traditional Turkish stone BBQ is planned this winter.

After arriving safely back in the UK I would like to thank you all for making our recent visit to Turkey so hassle free. The weather and villa were perfect, as was the service and communication from you all... fond memories will be of a great view from the villa, and the fantastic Turkish people of Kalkan. You all make a great team. Thanks again.
Jeremy G, UK. July 2015
N.B. Thank you Jeremy, it's lovely to hear back from guests. KPS & Best Tours (Hamza, Suleyman, Osman & the girls, Tuncay & his drivers) all do a great job in making everything run smoothly, even when there are small problems they sort with a minimum of fuss, so pleased that they are appreciated.

Had another great holiday in your lovely villa. We thought the pool terrace extension was super and we loved having a glass (or two ) of wine in the kosk before going out for a meal. We had a drink with Hamza on our last afternoon whilst waiting for our transport, and during conversation I said it would be useful if the villa name was on the wall by roadway... and we also said a better barbecue would be great. Please don't take this as a criticism as it didn't detract from us having a superb time and hopefully we will return, the sooner the better.
David & Maureen B, UK. July 2015
N.B. Villa Paramelle sign now up on wall by gate. And traditional stone BBQ now built.

Fantastic, stunning views - 5* (from Owners Direct site). We had a wonderful stay at Villa Paramelle, the views are amazing overlooking Kalkan. The villa was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The infinity pool is the perfect place to cool off, especially after a walk back from the town, very inviting! The views from the roof terrace were fantastic, especially in the evening, with the lights of Kalkan and the night sky. Perfect spot for a night cap! The ottoman sitting area is an ideal spot to sit with a good book. Kalkan did not disappoint, plenty of restaurants, good food (Turkish breakfast a must), and friendly people. Thank you Gai & Tony and KPS for making our 30th wedding anniversary special. Would definitely recommend Villa Paramelle, hope to return one day!
Shirley W, UK. June 2015

A wonderful villa with panoramic views - 5* (from Owners Direct site). A high quality, well equipped and nicely presented villa within a 10/15 minute walk of the centre of Kalkan. This was our first visit to Kalkan - we are a family of four with two girls of 13 and 4. The villa suited us perfectly with the pool being particularly well used. Kalkan is a great place with excellent restaurants, good beach clubs and very friendly locals. We will certainly visit again. Gai and Tony were great to deal with - quick and helpful communication. Overall highly recommended.
Charlie K, UK. June 2015

A lovely villa in a great location - 5* (from Owners Direct site). This was our second stay at the Villa Paramelle, and it's easy to see why there are a significant number of "repeats" here. The villa has all the facilities that one would want for a very relaxing stay in Kalkan, and guests will find the property very clean and tidy. The owners, Gai and Tony, are more than happy to arrange transport from the airport for guests - which makes the overall experience of getting to the villa more relaxing. The pool, patio, and gardens are tended to every day, and the owners do like to get feedback from guests, as they are very keen to continue making improvements to their property. If any issues do arise, they will be very speedily resolved by the excellent local property management company that the owners employ. Dining out in Kalkan is a real treat as there are literally scores and scores of restaurants to chose from - and we have not had a bad experience at any that we have visited.
Peter K, Suffolk, UK. May 2015

We had such a fantastic time at Villa Paramelle thank you, and we were blessed with amazing weather. I'm sure we will want to return again. We found KPS to be very helpful and Osman came to clean every day without any interference. We enjoyed all the restaurants and especially the ones recommended by you and previous guests fridge magnets.
Charlotte & Dave, UK. October 2014

We did have a lovely time in Kalkan, your villa and the town was a great place to spend our honeymoon. Thank you for the bottle of bubbly... it was very nice to be relaxing with a glass of it on the balcony. It is a lovely villa with great views of the area.
Shar & Duncan, UK. Sept 2014

Yet another great holiday in your villa. (Many thanks) Osman your pool man told us you were modernising the pool over the winter? Only minor problem we had was the washing machine was not working but we told Hamza and it was fixed the following day. Thanks again and hope to be back again next year.
Dave B, UK. Sept 2014
N.B. We have re-tiled the pool this winter, and we have a new washing machine & dishwasher for 2015!

We have returned from our holiday in Kalkan at your villa and just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time relaxing by the pool and in the much needed shade of the hammock. The villa was really comfortable and well equipped with lovely views of the bay both day and night with all the lights. Thanks for sharing your villa.
Heather F, UK. August 2014

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay at Villa Paramelle. We loved Kalkan and found the villa so well located and equipped. I will be sure to write a good review and recommend it!
Abi W, UK. July 2014

Very quickly ... had a wonderful time in your lovely villa. Key problem soon solved by excellent Suleyman. A really great holiday – did something different every day; dined regally, and now proud owner of many watches!!
O'Reilly Family, Devon, UK. July 2014

Our third visit to Villa Paramelle and once again had a fantastic time. As we are getting older we wandered down into Kalkan but had a taxi back and at 13.5 lira good value. So many fantastic restaurants it is difficult to pick a favourite. Enes car hire very good and local to villa. Kekova, Saklikent, Patara, Tilos, Yakapark and Kas all good to visit. We can't wait for September when we will be back to the Paramelle.
Baker Family, UK. June 2014

The villa is lovely in every respect with your advice and information very helpful. I have no doubt we will be back and will be pleased to leave an entirely positive review.
David & Jill, UK. May 2014

We certainly did enjoy our stay in Kalkan and our stay at Villa Paramelle was a very comfortable one. The Villa was perfect for us and the peace and quiet together with the fantastic view was wonderful. We will be in touch to re-book for next year. We thought the villa was extremely well equipped, and we're very pleased with what we found - because it can be a bit "hit and miss", when you book from a website.
Peter & Sandra, UK. May 2014
N.B. Delighted you've now booked two weeks with us next year!

We had a rather eventful stay last week in Kalkan! We loved the villa and we would definitely like to go back. The villa - absolutely lovely and very comfortable! Sulyeman and Hamza - fanstastic and very helpful with the issues which cropped up (they were fantastic all week actually). Kalkan itself was beautiful, we also had a nice day in Kas (the handbags there were a lot cheaper, fyi).
Alice P, UK. May 2014

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Kalkan and your villa was perfect. It was clean and well equipped and the girls loved the pool. The weather was faultless and not overwhelmingly hot so we managed to spend all day, every day outside. Thanks so much, we had a wonderful holiday.
Duree Family, UK. Apr 2014

We certainly did enjoy our stay in Kalkan and our stay at Villa Paramelle was a very comfortable one. The villa was perfect for us and the peace and quiet together with the fantastic view was wonderful.
Rae & Val, Cumbria, UK. Oct 2013

We had a lovely, restful holiday at Villa Paramelle and really didn't want to return home. The villa is stylish with homely touches and has a light and airy feel. If anything, the photos do not do it justice because the 180 degree views from the lounge and main bedroom are simply stunning. Gai and Tony were a delight to deal with and had thought of everything. We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Paramelle and hope to return one day.
Lynn & Keith, Bristol UK. Sept 2013

Wonderful villa with absolutely stunning views, perfect for watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. Everything you could possibly need is there and only a short walking distance from the town centre although there are many excellent restaurants to choose from within a couple of hundred yards too. Booking with Gai and Tony was so easy and they arranged our transfers which even with an 8 1/2 hour flight delay still went smoothly! Would recommend this to anyone who wanted a great holiday in a wonderful location with the friendliest local people I have come across in a long time!
Mold Family, UK. Sept 2013

We had a great time in the villa and enjoyed our stay in Kalkan! We will come back!
Heinrich Family, Germany. Aug/Sept 2013

We really enjoyed our week's stay in the villa as it's very comfortable, well equipped and has such a great view. The breeze up on the hill where the villa is located moderates the summer heat and in our opinion makes this a better option than staying right in the centre of the town. This does mean there is a 15-20 min walk into the old centre of Kalkan, but for us it was better to have the view and the breeze rather than a more central location.
Paul & Kerstin Taylor, UK. July 2013

We had another fantastic week in your beautiful villa, unfortunately due to availability we had to transfer to another villa for the second week! Very much look forward to staying at Villa Paramelle again and unable think of any suggestions at all for improvements!
Jane Bailey & Family, UK. July 2013

We had a great time in Kalkan and absolutely loved your villa. The views and the outside areas were particular highlights for us. I loved the gardens and snoozing in the hammock, and we made good use of your comfy bean bags out on the terrace day and night. The location and views were fab, and we liked the fact that we didn't overlook other villas. We thought the villa was very well-equipped with good quality stuff - nice crockery and glassware, comfortable bed, interesting selection of paperbacks to browse etc. Absolutely no complaints at all and would have no hesitation in recommending your villa to others and will definitely book it again when we go back to Kalkan.
Caroline & Danny Brown, UK. July 2013

We had a lovely time in Kalkan, villa was beautiful, views outstanding, batteries all recharged, we will definitely be returning, we did hire a car so managed to visit quite a few places whilst there, there is nothing we would change in the villa, its perfect just the way it is, thank you so much for letting us rent it.
Mr & Mrs Haynes, UK. July 2013

After getting engaged in Kalkan two years earlier, there was little question as to where we should spend our honeymoon. Villa Paramelle looked absolutely perfect – and it was! We couldn't have asked for more, and only managed to pull ourselves away from the pool, comfy sunbeds and absolutely incredible view once during the entire holiday (other than for the short walk into town for some fantastic meals in the evenings). The whole holiday was perfect, and Gai and Tony were brilliant in terms of booking and arranging transfers from the airport – we didn't have to think about anything ourselves which was exactly what we needed. We couldn't recommend the villa more highly, especially for anyone looking for the perfect place to spend a honeymoon in Kalkan, and cannot wait to go back.
Hannah & Craig, UK. June 2013

Just a quick one to say we had a fantastic stay in your villa. We loved Kalkan and Villa Paramelle so much that we're thinking of coming back next year.
Ced & Sian, UK. May 2013

We had a wonderful time - the villa was perfect and Kalkan beautiful, with so many wonderful places to eat and so cheap - great for us foodies...
Louise W, UK. May 2013

In Kalkan at the end of October the weather changed and we had some thunderstorms and heavy rain. The temperature was not hot any more but warm. The sea was also warm so we were able to swim every day. We had a great holiday in your villa. It was all perfect and we want to thank you for the possibillity to stay in your villa.
Weis Family, Germany. Oct 2012

This was our first visit to Turkey, and on recomendation from friends we booked your lovely villa. We were not disappointed! Had many lovely days by the pool, or at local beaches, and on cooler days we were able to take trips - can especially recommend Patara beach and the nearby ancient ruins that are being restored; also had great fun at Saklikent Gorge. Lots to do, but the villa was hard to leave and had all we needed for a very relaxing holiday. Thanks for all the useful information as well.
Alison & David Moore, UK. Sept/Oct 2012

Wonderful villa, stunning views, spotlessly clean and true to the description on the website. Owners very helpful and communication prompt and efficient.
Jane Bailey, UK. Sept 2012

Loved the Villa! Loved Kalkan! Loved Turkey!. All the Turkish people we met were polite, helpful, warm and friendly. The position of Villa Paramelle is superb, the views are just fantastic and the proximity to some good local cafe's and restaurants was a real bonus. We loved Aqua Cafe which is a five minute walk away for lunch or a casual relaxed dinner and The Fish Terrace and Salt and Pepper in Kalkan for a more sophisticated dinner. We enjoyed going to the Kalamar Beach Club and hired our own boat there for the afternoon, this was good fun and highly recommended. Do try and visit Patara Beach and Saklikent Gorge both are worth the short drive.
Chris & David, Ellie & Damien, UK. Sept 2012

Thanks again for the stay at Villa Paramelle; Kalkan was as wonderful as ever and the whole family thought the holiday this year trumped our previous stay in terms of comfort, style and 'those' magnificent views every day.
Dan & Jen Stones, UK. August 2012

Having just returned from a fantastic two weeks in Kalkan we'd like to let you know that we thought Villa Paramelle was fantastic. The location was excellent with brilliant views of Kalkan harbour and within easy walking distance of the old town as well as local supermarkets and cafes. The villa was well equipped with everything we needed and very private by the pool which we feel is a bonus. So thank you very much, we are looking to go back next year and will be in touch when we've decided.
Steve & Karen, UK. August 2012

Just a quick feedback from the Kirschbaum family: we thoroughly enjoy your wonderful villa in Kalkan. We are very happy with the house, the location and everything... Thank you!
Kirschbaum Family, Germany. July/August 2012

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful villa. We had such a great time in Kalkan, the weather was perfect and the views from the terrace were the best we've had in Kalkan. Loved the market and our days out too - Saklikent Gorge was fun, went to Patara beach, and Kaputas. Great watermelon, peaches and tomatoes. We'll be back next year!
Daisy, Hollie, Emily, & Nicole, UK. July 2012

Thank you for the stay at your villa, we had a lovely time as usual although the weather wasn't as good, we had four afternoons/evenings of rain! We love the villa...looking forward to our next visit.
Steph & Brian, UK. July 2012

Excellent villa with what must be one of the best locations in Kalkan. Really friendly and helpful local agent. Just two points for next time, if hiring a car – arrange it from Kalkan, not Dalaman and take some matches for the powercuts!
Colin & Sharon, Bucks, UK. June 2012
N.B. Will recommend to all arriving late at night to pack a small torch in case of power cuts, to find torch and matches in the villa!

We had a great time, everything perfect at the villa. Many thanks, will recommend to friends......
David & Julie, UK. June 2012

We had a fantastic time! Your villa is lovely and was perfect for our requirements. We had only a slight issue, when the pool pump stopped running. This was dealt with extremely well - in less than 15 minutes it was checked, cleared and back to normal - a much higher service level than we are use to here in the UK! We are already working out when we can come on a return trip to Kalkan.
Fran, UK. May 2012

Thank you for making our stay in Kalkan such an enjoyable one. Villa Paramelle was fantastic with the stunning views and so well positioned for the town and the beach. Great for eating out as so much to choose from but really liked an inexpensive new place, Cafe Ev opposite the market. Still warm in the day, cooler at night. Villa very comfortable with everything we needed, had a relaxing time there.
Sally, KL, Malaysia. October 2011

We loved our stay at the villa. It was convenient to go visit different sites in such a short distance. The only negative point is the water of the swimming pool being so cold..colder than the sea..but I guess it must be refreshing during the hot season. Be sure we will talk about your villa to our friends. This is how we heard about it from friends here at Mont-Tremblant. Regards
Michele and Pierre, Canada. October 2011
N.B. I agree about the temperature of the pool - we were there just after you and it took awhile to get in! Pools aren't heated in Kalkan, as it's not usually necessary. Being the end of the season October can be hot or cold, but I hope you braved it - it was lovely in the sun afterwards.

This was the first time we'd been to Kalkan and we really enjoyed our stay. The people were so friendly (bus driver actually dropped us to the door), the beaches we visited fantastic and varied (some sandy, others pebbled), there is so much to see and do but a trip to the gorge is a must - riding the 'rapids' great fun. The villa was wonderful to stay in, lovely decor, very well-equiped, and the view amazing even from the pool! We had memorable meals at local cafes as well as the rooftop restaurants overlooking the sea. Loved the market and the shopping as well. Hamza sorted a small problem with the air-con very quickly, and was so friendly and helpful, as was the pool man Osman. Unfortunately we went before the pomegranates by the villa were ripe, but we did manage to pick some figs on the walk back. We also found two wild tortoises in front of villa, one a baby and have attached a picture for the website! We're hoping to come back to the villa next year - we loved this part of Turkey.
Ali, John, Beth, and Megan, Oxfordshire. August 2011

Loved the pool, sunning ourselves on the private terrace, or reading in the shade on the beanbags. Took a couple of boat trips - an evening BBQ cruise was great. Lots of shopping and bargaining too. People sooooo friendly. And the iced coffees and cocktails brilliant!!
Lia and Lizzie, Oxfordshire. July 2011
N.B. Hope to have a hammock up in the shade next year - watch this space.

What a wonderful villa and a wonderful holiday we had! It was all perfect but what we looked forward to each day was the drink on the roof-terrace as the sun went down and the lights of Kalkan came on - so beautiful and peaceful. The sunrise from the bedroom awesome as well. We've stayed in Kalkan before and this is best position so far - quite and private but easy to walk into town (though we took a taxi back some evenings)! We enjoyed many restaurants and can particularly recommend Trio - for food and friendly service; and the new Cafe Aqua just near the villa a good recommendation - for inexpensive meals and drinks, and connecting to wifi for that quick check of emails. Still love Kalkan, will be coming again, thank you.
McAndrews, Cheshire. May 2011
N.B. Yes, we loved Cafe Aqua as well. Yusuf and Tasin are very welcoming, the food fresh and reasonably priced, and so close to villa for a great Turkish breakfast!

We found that your villa lived up to our high expectations and was indeed beautifully and tastefully furnished. I particularly enjoyed the extra large comfortable bed! The views were fantastic from the bedrooms, living area and of course the terrace. It was great to have the pool and terrace maintained on a daily basis so it was always clean and the perfect temperature. We found it was worth having a hire car to visit the beach clubs, restaurants and to go on lovely excursions. Many thanks!
Angela, London. August 2010

We had a great time thank you. The villa was really lovely.
Mike, Arlington USA. September 2009

Your villa is wonderful and suited us perfectly - the pool was well used and we enjoyed many happy sundowners on the roof terrace. We also thought Kalkan was lovely – last year we went to a 5* resort in the Caribbean but we all agreed we actually had a better time this year in Kalkan! We rarely go back to the same place twice but we would consider perhaps a May or October half term break at some time in the future as we’d like to explore the area a bit more when the heat is not so intense. Anyway I will definitely be recommending Villa Paramelle and Kalkan to our friends and relations.
Carole, Luton. August 2009

We had a fabulous time in Kalkan, it’s a beautiful town, and we fell in love with it! The food is gorgeous and the locals are all so friendly. It was very easy to find our way around, and Kaputas Beach… wow! The villa is lovely; it has now set the precedent for future holidays! It’s a great size and the rooms are bright and were very clean. The much needed pool was delightful.  The view from it was magnificent – I have so many “view” pictures!  I loved everything about it and have been singing praises about the villa and Kalkan since we’ve been home! We took various trips, Fethiye Market, canoeing etc and had a Turkish Bath. Everything in Kalkan is very easy to organise we didn’t feel that we needed a car in the end. Thank you for everything, the use of your villa, the transfers etc everything was excellent.
Natalie, Norwich. June 2009

Just a quick e-mail to let you know that we absolutely LOVE the villa and are having a wonderful holiday.
Peter, Canada. May 2009

We have had a really lovely holiday, the villa was all we hoped for and more besides, ideal for four people, views fantastic with the pool overlooking both bays. We hired a car and explored the surrounding areas as far as Olu Deniz, Fethiye and Kas & Kekova but we stilled enjoyed getting back to Kalkan, which is quite unspoilt. Being four old codgers we were happy to sit on the terrace at night having a few drinks taking in the view or walking into town, having a meal and drinks, then taking a taxi back home.
Sylvia, Sheffield. June 2008

We had a great time. After a week of good sailing & some quite strong winds we came to Kalkan. Lovely spot and very interesting inland too. The villa was great and we found it very well furnished and well equipped. Lovely pool and very well looked after. Great restaurants nearby, in fact we were very impressed overall by the food in Turkey. Lots of places to visit, we particularly liked the ancient part of Patara. It was a lovely time of year to come to Turkey, not too many people and not too hot!! Once again, great !! Highly recommended.
Roger, Swanage. May 2008

Thank you so much for our lovely week at your villa. The villa was exactly as described, nothing was hidden and lots of lovely extras were provided. It was so refreshing to really feel as though every care had been taken to make sure that we had the nicest time. I could go on forever about how wonderful it was but sometimes I think that more can be said by saying less. It was perfect.
Michelle, Castleford. August 2007

Many thanks. We had a wonderful time in Turkey (Istanbul, Ephesus, Pammukale, Anatalya), and particularly our 2 weeks in Kalkan. The villa and its location were just perfect. We spent most days just lazing around the villa, taking advantage of the infinity pool and enjoying the beautiful view. The villa was exceptionally clean and ideally suited to our requirements.
Geraldine, Paris. July 2007

 

Turkey is a country steeped in history - a stay at holiday villas in Kalkan with so much to see and do ................

Spectacular Turkish sceneryWhirling dervish at Konya Rock tombs at ancient TlosDried fruits stallLarge hammock in shade at Kalkan villa rental Turkish frangipani flowers in private gardenHeart decoration at villa in Kalakn

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