Submitted: 28 Jan 2010
"I just wanted to say what a lovely and relaxing week we had. Chris, your agent, was very helpful and efficient and our arrival and departure went smoothly. He recommended a good Hamam (Turkish Bath) which was a great experience! We enjoyed being so close to the beach - good for a swim before breakfast - and we made good use of the beach cafe. The owner was very friendly and kept bringing us tea. Local buses to Side were frequent and cheap and the ruins of ancient Side were just amazing. The house was a lovely peaceful place to go back to after a day out and very well fitted out."
Jan and Harold Jones, October 2009
"We had a marvellous time in the cottage. It was a great place to stay and Hibiscus Cottage had everything we needed. It was cool, comfortable, very quiet (at the end of August/beginning of September), and very close to the beach. The beach cafe is run by a very friendly family and the food we ate there was always excellent. Side itself (easy access by dolmus), was fascinating and great fun. Spectacular ruins, good places to eat, lots to buy!"
Tim Russ, August 2009
"We've just returned from a wonderful two weeks relaxing at Hibiscus cottage. The cottage is lovely and the Tekun site is very attractive with plenty of well cared for flowering shrubs and trees. All the locals friendly and helpful. Our fourteen year old loved the watersports and shopping and our four year old enjoyed the beach and making friends at the playground. There was an excellent selec tion of books - perfect holiday reading. I would recommend the Tekun beach cafe/restaurant, it has the best food, service and value as well as being two mins from the cottage. I could go on ..... "
Vicky Adams, July 2009
"We had a GREAT time - Anne was absolutely superb and supportive. We loved the cool house and its balconies, and its proximity to the sea which we could always just potter down to. The beach was busy enough for a bit of fun for the boys and yet still quiet. Weather was just right, comfortably warm and dry. Sea was warm enough for a dip. Wonderful first visit to Turkey which we loved, very kind and gentle people in spite of the hard bargaining at Manavgat market."
Rev'd David Flagg, April 2009
"We had a brilliant time, thanks! We had a fantastic week at Hibiscus Cottage. The house is spacious and comfortable, set in a pretty lane. The beds were comfortable and there’s a nice big bathroom. There are 3 outside terraces including a table and chairs plus sun beds. The house is just 1-minute’s walk to a lovely beach which is safe for children and offers a big selec tion of water sports. I would recommend eating at the nearby beach restaurants in the evenings where there are fabulous views, friendly staff and good food. It was pretty hot, but still comfortable on the beach with the sea breeze, and nice and cool in the evenings. We loved Hibiscus Cottage and spent most days on the beach because it was so near, apart from a trip to Aqualand. The 3 of us even braved a banana boat, which was pretty hairy! Anne was great - very helpful and punctual even at 4am! It was a great holiday."
Nickie Thompson, May 2009
"This is such a wonderful place, and I can't wait to go back again. The cottage is so peaceful yet right by the glorious beach. All day-to-day amenities are close by, and for more excitement the buzzing town of Side is a short distance away. In addition to its superb location, it's a real home from home - superbly equipped, and lovingly refurbished with beautiful decor and furnishings.
"A charming white-washed cottage in a delightful location with patio and roof terrace, only minutes from a gorgeous sandy beach where a huge array of water sports was on offer. The beautiful historic town of Side was a walkable distance along the beach, best done at sunset on the way to one of the many excellent restaurants. A perfect holiday destination!"
"Hibiscus Cottage is great when there is sun thanks to large terraces... if you are unlucky with the rain like we were for a few days, the fireplace works well. The Turkish people are really nice in this area. I bought some food at 9 pm in a small shop and offered 50 TL to pay the Turkish owner of the shop had no change and suggested me coming back the day after to pay. Do not hesitate to cook yourself and prepare salads - vegetables are fantastic and very cheap, small cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, fruits, small peppers, etc…"
"Thank you for organising the flowers for our honeymoon stay. Hibiscus Cottage was great, practically right on the beach and your local contact Adnan was very helpful."
"We are back after a very successful and relaxing holiday in your holiday house. It all went well. We tended to go off on expeditions in the morning to early afternoon and use the beach in the late afternoon sun, when the water was remarkably warm. Many thanks for the use of the cottage and enabling us to explore the Side area with its remarkable history and historical remains."