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Review submitted by irene and family from north shields (Submitted: 11 May 2013)
beautiful villa and pool was cleaned by a guy who called in the mornings several times during our stay, rural location suited our family we loved the sound of birdsong and the cockerel every morning. weather was hot at 33 degrees, would definitely return.
Review submitted by Carolien from Zoelen (Submitted: 15 Apr 2013)
Dit is een heel mooi huis op een leuke locatie, de kleine boerderijen in de buurt, de leuke weggetjes om te wandelen in de prachtige omgeving, het goede restaurantje vlakbij. Het beviel ons allemaal uitstekend. Het huis heeft fijne plekken om buiten en binnen te zitten en is heel verzorgd.
Review submitted by Sharon from Newhaven (Submitted: 25 Aug 2012)
Villa Kehribar is a beautiful villa outside Dalyan. It is spacious and well kept with a lovely pool & beautiful gardens with many shady spots for quiet reading and to relax. It was wonderful to have our morning cuppa out on the roof terrace with nothing but the sound of birds, grasshoppers, a cockerel & a cow every now & then. Beautiful dragonflies hover regularly by the pool. The Gunluk picnic restaraunt 5 minutes down the lane serves great food, we enjoyed several steak & fish dinners there & they even sorted take-away pizzas for hubby & I to take back to the villa for our weary teenagers! The downside is that when we arrived we had 52 degrees and it remained in the forties for first week, this was not the problem but the 15-20 min walk to Dalyan took a good 30-35 mins in such intense heat. We had 3 fit teenagers with us so it wasnt that we were walking slowly but in the heat of the day, the walk is pretty tricky. We did find details of the local taxi service (English speaking) see the info book in the villa. He charged 20 Lira each way but as most nights wed eat in Dalyan & then go to Migros supermarket to stock up on groceries,(the taxi co. is right next door) so the guy would help us load the provisions into the car and then take us home. The rep from Oruc (Dormus) was wonderful & so helpful. We have rented villas serviced by Oruc before wo we knew we were in good hands. We organised lots of trips: jeep safari (our 3rd one in Turkey), Turkish baths, 2 boat trips (& we hired the boat just for the 5 of us), Tlos and Salkikient Gorge and although we have done them before, they didnt disappoint. We have such wonderful memories of Turkey once again. We ate out in the Caretta Caretta right at the end of the town, overlooking the tombs which are lit at night. Food as excellent there as it was 5 yrs ago. We also ate in the Secret Garden, and several other lovely places along the river. We booked a shuttle (free) to Ley Ley & enjoyed another great night there. Dalyan does seem a little busier and more touristy in the twon centre but if you are away from the hustle & bustle, youll see the real side of this wonderful country. A highlight of our trip was to catch the Farmers tractor at 9am on Saturday down the lane to the town & the market and it brought us back via little farm holdings at midday. A real treat & free!! Market still full of bargain genuine fakes & you can haggle to your hearts content. Dont just buy the fake stuff, bring home the Turkish coffee, tea, delight and the wonderful embroidered cloths and linens to have as a keepsake or share with friends and family.
There were 5 of us staying so we didnt use the bicycles in villa as it would have been unfair on the person left walking but also only 2 bikes had locks. The Rep told us it would be safe to take bikes & leave in town as "Turkish people too lazy to steal bikes" but we didnt want to take the risk. Would be good to have had a 5th bike & locks for all. Washing machine great but be warned, even the fast cycle is pretty slow, just like Turkish way of life. It wasnt a problem but allow plenty of time for washing! Villa was cleaned after first week. All good. Hubby & I would like to return to this villa again but our 17 yr olds would want somewhere a bit closer to town. Still, a great place peaceful, tranquil and just lovely. Thank you Yvonne & Stephen for a great holiday.
Review submitted by Jane from Harpenden (Submitted: 5 Aug 2012)
Just returned from an extremely relaxing break in this Villa.
The property is very clean and well-maintained and the beds and furniture comfortable and high standard. The pool was deep and refreshing - not particularly long - but still possible to enjoy a decent swim.Although it was very hot there were several comfortable shady areas.The position suited our family - down back lanes in a small farming area - as we enjoyed cycling into town in Dalyan but it is circa 2kms into town - so a bit far to walk in summer heat - bikes, cars or taxis required. Dalyan itself is lovely - totally laid back atmosphere and wonderful to be able to enjoy freshwater lake or sea swims. Would recommend!
Review submitted by Allison from Coleford, Radstock (Submitted: 2 Jul 2012)
We have just returned from this villa, with our two children aged 11 & 13 and would definitely return.
The villa is spacious and clean with comfortable beds and everything you need provided. Everyone enjoyed the pool which is maintained daily and I took full of advantage of all the quiet shady areas of the garden to read. The garden is completely private.
The villa is situated a little out of town, which we liked as it was so quiet. You can catch the Dolmus at the main road which is about a 7 minute walk when its hot. Where the Dolmus terminates is where you pick up the Dolmus for the wonderful Itzuzu beach, its so easy!
There is also a very nice Restaurant and a little shop at the main road.
We used the recommended transfer company Oruc who were very efficient. You can book excursions through this company too. I would recommend the classic Dalyan boat trip.
This Villa is great........Book it!
Review submitted by caroline from norwich (Submitted: 21 May 2012)
We had a wonderful holiday in April. The villa we found was perfect for our needs, very comfortable and homely, equipped with everything you might need. Good use was made of the pool, barbecue and bikes and on rainy days the extensive collection of DVDs. Loved the area, but glad we had a car as weather was changable with some heavy showers, and as public transport was very limited to the beach, having a car was useful. When fine we used the bikes for exploring - a lovely ride is taking the bikes over the river and cycling to the thermal baths at Sultaniye, there is so much to do in and around Dalyan, we love it there. Thank you for lending us your lovely villa.
Review submitted by Susann from Berlin (Submitted: 13 Feb 2012)
A really great place to stay in winter times! We enjoyed 3 weeks in the beautiful landscape of Dalyan and the stay in the Kehribar Villa was very comfortable for 6 people. Its a very big house with enough space (3 sleeping-rooms, big lounge, terraces, swimming-pool,...) and all comforts you can have (complete kitchen-equipment, laundry, books, filmes...), not to forget the marvellous Günlüklü-Restaurant really nearby. Maybe-for people who do not like it freezy-I wouldn´t advise a stay in Dalyan in Decembre / January. But for having really quiet and touristic-free holidays Dalyan is a wonderful place!
Lovely to hear when people enjoy the change of coming here in the Winter time. The log fire and the handmade rugs we put down make the house cozy and the mountains are lovely to walk in in the peace and quiet.
Review submitted by Bill from Cardigan (Submitted: 3 Nov 2011)
Beautiful villa, brilliant location, superbly appointed and finished to a very high standard indeed. Dalyan is a superb area to holiday, beautiful, quite and a bit different.
Perfect for what we wanted - pool, wifi, a huge selec tion of DVDs, mountain bikes, laundry, loads of towels - spot on!
We will definitely be returning - and soon!
Can't wait for your return Bill, Dalyan is a different place and we love it too
Review submitted by Ken from Ealing London (Submitted: 15 Aug 2011)
Just got back this evening after a lovely 2 weeks at the villa. Cant rate it highly enough and it met all our expectations. Villa is on a quiet lane exactly 30 mins walk out of the centre of Dalyan. Plenty of space. 3 outside seating areas. Lovely big pool with 4 sun loungers. Big kitchen with everything you could need. Utility room at the side of the villa with washing machine, dryer and the 4 great bikes. The air conditioning is great and works really really well. Each of the 3 bedrooms are great but the master one upstairs is wonderful with a lovely huge private balcony, ensuite bathroom with jacuzi tub. If you want a lovely villa in a quiet area but within a 30 min walk or 10 min bike ride then this is the villa for you.
Even at the height of summer when the area is full of visitors, it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated the 'difference' of a vacation in Turkey. Please come again
Review submitted by Anna from Hereford (Submitted: 2 Aug 2011)
Very well appointed-all fittings etc. are to a very high standard. No fewer than six separate seating areas each with its own quality furniture so you can always find the shade when you need it (believe me, in July youll have no problem finding the sun!).We found that each member of the family found his or her favourite area. Our days began with a dip in the pool as soon as itd been cleaned (note that its a constant depth of 1.9m so not suitable for children or non swimmers)and then assembling a tray of water melon, local honey and cheese etc for breakfast at the shady table handily positioned by the kitchen door. After that, the worlds your oyster-you could happily lounge all day in the lovely garden or cool off in the air conditioned sitting room watching a dvd or reading one of the many books on the shelf. A small repair was carried out quickly.The four bikes provided proved useful (though we were one short-it would be great if bikes equalled beds!) and are well maintained with lights and locks. The easy ride to town (Dalyan) takes about 10-15 minutes.We found all appliances in good order, though be sure to remove scraps of food and melon seeds from plates and to clean the filters or youll end up rewashing your dishes after the dishwasher. Keep surfaces clean and seal food in the cupboards to deter ants.
Theres loads of wonderful places to visit in the area.Go to Cayhan restaurant on the river between 10 and 1300 to watch river turtles being fed-they have marvellous faces! We found the trips run by the cooperative very cheap and well run with the courteous, friendly and efficient service that appears to be the hallmark of people in this area.The 8am sea turtle watching trip is fantastic-youll spend an hour or so in the company of these marvellous creatures-apparently the cooperative is the only company licensed to feed them and take boats. We found staff associated with the villa and elsewhere to be very helpful and friendly-nothing is too much trouble.
Despite advice in guide books to clean our teeth with bottled water and avoid salad, we did neither and no one suffered from Turkey tum! The bottled water is cheap and should be used for drinking though.
I hope this area is never spoilt-its truly a treasure.
The Turkish people are unfailingly charming and courteous, and the different activities offered by the tour operators vary from the active & energetic to the lazy and indulgent, something for most tastes I think.
I'll take on board your thoughts about the bikes, although extras are easily hired in Dalyan and I'm at a loss to think where we could store 2 more!
Review submitted by Hanne from Kaiserslautern (Submitted: 19 Jul 2011)
It was good value for money, met our expectations and the description was accurate. We would recommend it to any of our friends here in Germany and we were perfectly looked after at our stay. The only thing we missed was something to drink when we arrived! Maybe you can arrange to put some water in the fridge for people who get there at night and din`t have the chance to buy anything before they come to the house. Thanks!
When you booked, you were offered the opportunity to order a simple welcome pack, which does include water and other comforts for your late arrival. It is designed precisely to help with the time between arrival and getting to the supermarket. Maybe you overlooked the offer? Even if giests forget to book this extra, you can email me & I will arrange for the housekeeper to leave one which can be paid for locally. We don't want any guests to ever arrive without everything they need to immediately feel comfortable.
Review submitted by sadie from Birmingham (Submitted: 30 Jun 2011)
Beautiful country and absolutely gorgeous villa. Just returned from a 7 day stay with 3 teenagers and a baby. Great time was had by all. The villa itself is a haven of beauty and peacefulness. The kids loved the pool and made full use of the bikes. The pool is really private and secluded which as a muslim family we really appreciated. The farmers next door were very helpful and helped us organise a taxi for our daily trips into Dalyan, very useful as the Dolmus never around on time. He was very cheap also at 15 TL for 5 of us squeezed into his cab. Met the owners on the last day who are really nice people and thanks again for the box of baklava Yvonne. Would love to go stay in this villa again and have recommended to all my family and friends.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 15 May 2011)
It is our last night in your lovely villa and we wanted to quickly take a moment to tell you what a wonderful time we have had here. Our first time in Turkey and we think the people here are the nicest we have met anywhere in the world! We love the location of the villa, all the luxury of a modern villa right next to real rural turkey. Our daughter has loved the chickens, cat, dogs, turtles, lizards! Our friends who came earlier also loved it here. We have stayed in lots of villas before, but yours feels special as it has a very homely feel and so many luxuries (such as the bath robes!)
We would be very interested in returning to your villa, and are going to check our account as soon as we get home to see how much money we might have to book up for next year (if thats ok with you). We were thinking of may/june time.
6 week stay through March and April 2011
Review submitted by anneke from amsterdam (Submitted: 18 Dec 2010)
We have only stayed in the villa for a week, but although we could not swim the pool anymore had a wonderful time.
I loved the fireplace, jacuzzi and the very good equipped kitchen, lovely place to be.
Also the service from the Oruc-office was excellent
Thank you for your review, especially as you stayed in December and still enjoyed the experience. Anneke also booked and stayed again for a week in January 2011
Review submitted by wendy from london (Submitted: 3 Sep 2010)
second time visting , would go back again , lovely villa and weather brillant ,
Review submitted by kate from London (Submitted: 27 Aug 2010)
We had a fantastic 2 week stay..... lovely villa & great surroundings. Perfect for a relaxing holiday!
Fresh vegetables from the farmer accross the road, highly recommend a boat trip (we hired one between the four of us), lovely food at the restaurant 2 mins walk away.
Review submitted by Caroline from Oxford (Submitted: 13 Aug 2010)
We arranged to be picked up from the airport which went really smoothly and the rep saw us into the villa, which was amazing. Everything was there for all our home comforts, well laid out, with lots of attention to detail in both the decor and equipment. Ideally situated down a lane which felt like you were in the country but was only a short bus ride into Dalyan, where we found everything we needed..supermarket, gift shops, bars and restaurants. My mother in law stayed in the upstairs part of the villa, which was brilliant for giving her some privacy and peace and quiet from the rest of us. A lovely bedroom, ensuite and balcony. Plenty of places to take shade at different times of day - we needed that in July, so hot! The pool was beautifully cooling and was always clean. A fabulous villa and a fabulous holiday - thank you!
Review submitted by Helen from PENRYN (Submitted: 25 Jul 2010)
Very comfortable and well furnished villa with excellent pool in peaceful and lush semi rural setting. However being only 10 mins by taxi or bus from the town centre it is not isolated.
Review submitted by Rudolf from Hamburg (Submitted: 4 Jul 2010)
Thank you so much for letting us be your guests again in your beautiful villa kehribar. we had a great time and really enjoyed staying here.
We were very well looked after by your excellent management team in amazing Dalyan.
Jakob, Fiha, Michaela, Joachim, Stephan and Rolf
Review submitted by LISA from BRENTWOOD (Submitted: 12 Mar 2010)
A fantastic holiday in beautiful villa... would recommend to all. Escaping a freezing cold London March added to the pleasure.
Review submitted by Keith from Danbury (Submitted: 11 Oct 2009)
There was just the two of us, but the villa was spacious and could accommodate six.
My wife enjoyed swimming in the pool in the late evening as it was lit internally making it most tempting. The pool is not heated but is plenty warm enough to use in early October when we were there.
There are several sitting out areas depending on your mood.
We did not hire a car but used the local cheap bus to get into Dalyan. Also the mountain bikes were used a couple of times.
We went on three trips with Oruc during the week. They picked us up at the villa and were always on time. The groups were small and the trips well planned.
The trip along the river to the mud baths, followed by seeing turtles at the turtle beach, catching crabs which were cooked on board made a very memorable last day. Hope to return and stay longer than a week next time.
Review submitted by maggie from Thatcham (Submitted: 14 Sep 2009)
We have just returned from 10 wonderful days at the Villa Kehribar. The villa is in a beautiful setting rural but not remote. We decided not to rent a car as it was easy to get around with bikes available and the dolmus stopping at the end of the lane. When it came to the evening many of the restaurants arranged to collect and return us to the villa after our meal. We had excellent meals at the Saffran and Ley-Ley. The team from Oruc was very helpful and offers a variety of tours should you want to tear yourself away from the pool and explore the area further. A perfect place. We hope to return next year.
Review submitted by sarah from london (Submitted: 5 Sep 2009)
We had another lovely stay at Villa Kehribar. We find it to be very comfortable and located within easy reach of Dalyan and yet far enough away to get some privacy and peace and quiet. The villa is the same price as last year and so very good value with lovely luxurious touches to comfortable and spacious family accomodation. The whole family loved going back to a familiar place and it was lovely to see people again that we remembered and who remembered us! A very happy holiday again. Thank you to the good people who looked after us and the friendly folk of Dalyan
Review submitted by Natasha from Bromley (Submitted: 19 Aug 2009)
This villa was lovely, rural setting, finished to a high specification. Exceptionally well maintained by the gardener and cleaner. Well equipped, fantastic pool. We had a great holiday and would definatley consider going back to Villa Kheribar. The only thing would have liked was a hair dryer but it was not a big deal.
Hair dryer now provided Natasha
Review submitted by Irmgard from Erpel - Germany (Submitted: 9 Aug 2009)
Beautiful and very comfortable house with an excellent privat pool. Here you can realy enjoy your holidays. Definitely recommendable!!!
Review submitted by Ann from Harrow (Submitted: 16 Jun 2009)
My husband and I (a middle aged couple) spent Spring Bank holiday week at the villa with our son, daughter and their partners. It was ideal accomodation for our family. Lots of space for each couple to be by themselves if they wanted to and plenty of large seating and eating areas for family times together. The villa is in a lovely setting but not remote. The bikes were a huge advantage to cycle down to the mini market and the dolmush just a short walk down the lane. We would thoroughly recommend buying veg, eggs and milk ,straight frm the cow, from neighbours opposite. The Gunluk (picnic) restautaurant just down the track serves great food at very reasonable prices and staff are really friendly. We had a marvellous time and would love to return.
Review submitted by sarah from london (Submitted: 2 Sep 2008)
Excellent value for money, larger and more attractive than the pictures and completely satisfactory in its management, it is difficult for us to imagine how we have done any better. A terrific part of the world with so much to do and the Oruc people right there to help you do it. It is very easy to feel a bit lost in a new place and this villa is not in the town so guidance is both necessary at the beginning and completely available. After that its easy to get around when you can tear yourself away from your own mountain views around the villa. We had very hot weather but were well equipped with shady spaces and air-conditioning indoors. My nervousness about food and water was completely unfounded and the only thing I would do differently next time would be to go on even more trips- they are completely magical! A wonderful holiday for us all - Mum, Dad, 3 kids, 21, 17 and 5. Thanks to all the professionals who helped us along the way.
Review submitted by patrick from carrieres in france (Submitted: 23 Aug 2008)
nice villa , decoration ,furniture , swimming pool (very well oriented)
the team for the maintenance of the swimming pool and the garden is efficient and discreet
all the electric appliances work perfectly
villa is 3km far from the city of Dalyan (you need a car except if you want to ride one of the 3 bikes at your disposal)
villa is near a farm
rooster is noisy in the early morning (but better the rooster than the the prayers of the muezzin! he is far and you don t hear him at all !)
Review submitted by tony from huddersfield (Submitted: 7 Aug 2008)
exceeded all our expectations , superb property, idyllic surroundings , good management team. highly recommended.
Review submitted by Julie from Accrington (Submitted: 30 Jun 2008)
My husband and myself have just returned from an absolutely fantastic two weeks holiday at Kehribar Villa. The villa was an experience to remember, the décor, location and cleanliness was spot on and the pool and gardens were very clean and maintained to a very high standard.
The area was superb with stunning scenery and we truly enjoyed a most relaxing holiday which was not too far from any entertainment if you required.
We would certainly recommend Kehribar Villa and hopefully will be able to return again soon.
Review submitted by Richard from Whitley Bay (Submitted: 9 Jun 2008)
Property was of a very good standard. Good size for a family or two couples. Facilities were very carefully planned out and everything that you needed was provided. We didnt feel that the pool was getting the attention that we were led to believe should have occurred but after two or three reminders this eventually was sorted. It would be a good idea that the cable tv was allowed or descrambled to watch more English speaking channels especially for children all the kids channels were blocked! The position was very quiet which suited us however the roads to the property were very poor. You definitely need a hire car but avoid Almira car rental they were awful.
This is the first time there has been any concern about the pool. I'm glad that the local management agents [who are available 24:7] sorted it out. The pool man services the pool early, daily, to avoid disturbing the guests, and returns in the evening to switch off the filter.
The TV is linked to a Turkish Satelite station which recieves Turkish, European [not UK] and BBC World services. It is not a paid subscription service; however there is a small CD & DVD library of both Adult & Children's films for guest's use.
The villa is in a rural area where many minor roads are unfinished, but it is at the end of a paved lane and the roads are entirely passable.
As for car hire, this is a matter of personal preference. Many of our guests do not hire, and neither do we normally. There are 3 bikes available, and the local mini bus stops at the end of the lane frequesntly all day, it is only 1.5 miles into Dalyan, and most of the tours available will pick you up at the end of the lane.
Review submitted by Jane from West Sussex (Submitted: 21 May 2008)
You can tell boutique-hoteliers own this property. It is immaculately furnished and equipped, and one of the most stylish, architecturally-designed properties near Dalyan. Set a mile away from the market town - with its lazy river snaking through lush, high cliffs - you start the day by the beautifully maintained pool with a view of mountains and the sound of birdsong.
It's the perfect base from which to explore - or not. We found it was perfectly possible to spend the day between hammock, pool and kitchen, perhaps with a bike ride up the nearby track to discover turtles, goats and fantastic dragonflies, while mountain streams enable you to cool your feet.
The property is exquisitely furnished, with cream cotton bed linen, marble floors, power showers and plenty of places to sit depending on the time of day.
We would also recommend a trip to the famous beach, which entails a drive over the hills and a stop at one of the pancake places built on treehouse stilts over the valley. Sublime.
Review submitted by Vidal from Cheltenham (Submitted: 24 Oct 2007)
We will most definately recommend to all who want to visit this part of the world. Thank you very much for all your assistance
Review submitted by Naomi from Chilwell (Submitted: 8 Sep 2007)
Absolutley everything was catered for. The villa was clean & well looked after, and any issues were quickly and professionally looked after. We would like to go back in the future with a larger group [this was our honeymoon]. The area surrounding the villa was lovely, not spoiled & the bikes enabled us to enjoy the surroundings. Many, many thanks
Review submitted by Frank from Tunbridge Wells (Submitted: 8 Sep 2007)
I have travelled all over the world and very rarely does the accommodation
exceed my expectation – Kerhibar did in every respect!
I do not think your photos can do full justice to the villa or its very
special location – Marmarli really does have a timeless quality.
The management guys could not have been more helpful.
– we will return!!
Very best wishes
Review submitted by Stacey from Shanklin (Submitted: 6 Jun 2007)
This was our first time in Turkey and we certainly weren't disappointed. The villa was spacious and was furnished and decorated to a very high standard.It was scrupulously clean and all the cleaning materials, including washing powder and dishwasher powder were provided...in fact everything was supplied right down to sumptuous bathrobes for lounging around on the luxurious sofas...it was like staying in a very exclusive boutique hotel!
Although the villa is situated about 10 minutes by car from Dalyan this wasn't a problem for us as we used the frequent dolmus services (I suppose this wouldn't be ideal if you have very young children) but we enjoyed the rural and very peaceful location.
Both Yvonne (the owner) and Oruc (the management company) were extremely helpful and accommodating and we can't praise Oruc enough for the service they provided us with.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 20 May 2007)
I came with my daughter, her partner and my grand-daughter. I enjoyed my stay so much that I can't wait to come again. The villa is beautiful and the staff from Oruc were very friendly and helpful. It was my first visit to Turkey and I hope that it won't be my last! Thank you very much for making this a wonderful holiday for me and my family.
Review submitted by arfan from milton keynes (Submitted: 22 Sep 2006)
we had a thoroughly wonderful time at the villa, it had everything we needed to feel at home. the place was clean and well looked after. the pool was cleaned daily, a very nice friendly pool man, the gardens were maintained very well, the colours of the flowers lovely. this place was wonderful and would certainly use it again. yvonne who i originally spoke to was extremely pleasant and helpful, even arranged for a hire for us. thanks again ynonne, you have a lovely home in turkey.
Arfan and Samina Haq.