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What Our Guests Think

(Guest Book Comments, Google and Facebook)

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“Just returned form our stay in Ocean Pearl as Julie and Darrell's first guests.   It was absolutely amazing!  We couldn't fault our hosts or their lovely villa...our holiday was perfect from start to finish.  The villa is ideal for a couple of families to share and is so closely situated to Kalkan's Old Town.  I would highly recommend this villa to anyone interested in a stay in Kalkan - you will have no regrets!  Thank you both so much!”

- Paula (July 2019 UK)

By the way the villa was outstanding in every way.  It is the best villa we have ever stayed in.  We were the first fee paying guests and got to meet the owners and they even had left us additional luxuries around the villa for our arrival.  Outstanding.”

- Michael Forrest

(July 2019 UK)

We had an excellent and wonderful stay at Ocean Pearl Villa.  Contact with all hosts was second to none, and both the villa and resort were exceptional!"

- Catherine Cave

(August 2019 UK/Australia)

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“We have just come back (as a group of 7 adults) from visiting Villa Ocean Pearl.

We cannot recommend this beautiful villa enough! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was a 5* luxury experience and we didn’t want to leave! The villa is finished to such a high spec and has all the facilities you could possibly want for a fun filled holiday.

Julie and Darrell were aware we were coming to Kalkan to celebrate a special birthday and went above and beyond with all the extra touches.

We booked the villa via Facebook and were assisted every step of the way with our holiday. We had transfers, boat trips and a full guide provided for us as well as a list of all the best restaurants, bars and beach clubs.

The villa is extremely spacious and in an ideal location. We cannot wait to visit again!

We all had a great week staying here and have memories to cherish forever. 2019 - The Dye Family"

- The Dye Family

(September 2019)

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"A Pearl on the Turquoise Coast

We stayed for two weeks at Ocean Pearl and had a wonderful time. The villa is situated a short distance outside the main centre allowing you either to walk or order a taxi which costs less than £3. The restaurants are of a high standard as are the beach clubs and the boat trips.

The villa pictures do not do the property justice! This property is every bit as it looks in the pictures. It is cool and contemporary in presentation and well looked after by the team in Turkey and the owners. Rest assured what you see is what you get. Kalkan mixed with Ocean Pearl is a perfect recipe for a wonderful holiday. ENJOY!!"

- David Edwards

(Sept/Oct 2019)


"We have had the most fabulous time at Villa Ocean Pearl.  The villa is so well equiped, everything you can think of to make your holiday relaxing and fun.  Such a big space making it ideal for our 2 families (4 adults and 5 teenagers).

The welcome information received prior and during our stay was excellent, especially in these bizarre times due to Covid pandemic!

Kalkan has felt very safe and we are so glad we made the decision to come away and were lucky enough to be able to stay in this luxury villa.  Just what we all needed to get away from the stresses back home for a while!

We have been to Kalkan a few times now and still love the place.  Would definitely recommend the boat trips (we had Sundet 3).  Fantastic value and lovely food.  Great restaurants:- Trio, Bharat, Olive Garden, CL2 (Turkish tasting night).

Thank you Julie and Darrell"

- The Machin and Dodd families (Cheshire)

(August 2020)


"We have had the most amazing holiday.  The villa is superb - the space, the games, the luxurious showers/bathrooms, comfy beds - all contributed to this fabulous holiday.

Kalkan as always is a very special place with olde world beauty and first class/world facilities - the restaurants are very very good - Baharat, Sade, Villa Mahal to name but a few; Captain Abdi's boat trip, Indigo Beach Club were just a couple of highlights. 

Spending time with fabulous friends in this wonderful place has been therapeutic, relaxing and a huge boost after all the ups and downs of 2020.

Thank you and we hope to be back next year"

- Mark and Cara xxx

(August 2020)


"Villa Ocean Pearl is simply the best villa we have every stayed in, irrelevant of location. The fact it's in one of our favourite places, Kalkan, is even better!

We loved everything, great equipment, technology (love the speakers/blue tooth!), lots of space so never felt cramped or on top of each other) Best Beds!!!

Julie has made the whole process a pleasure, providing every bit of information we needed to have the best stay.  Kalkan is always a great place.  Boat trip is a fab day out.  Captain Abdi - PinaX is brilliant.

Some of the places we loved: Sade Restaurant, Baharat, Trio, Chameleon, Teraca at Mediteran Hotel (walkable!), Shade lounge, and The Mazzanine Bar...

Thank you Julie!!"

- Love The Gills from Surrey

(August 2020)

GOOGLE - We've just had the best 2 week holiday ever in Kalkan and at the centre of this was our stay at Villa Ocean Pearl. The villa is perfect! A great location, walking distance (downhill!) to the town and has perfect views over the picturesque Kalkan bay.

The villa is so well equipped you can't wish for anything else, our family loved the pools, the pool table, table tennis, cinema room, the technology (great indoor & outdoor music system!), sauna, the space....the list goes on.

The whole process booking, arrival and departure was made easy and a pleasure by Julie the owner (by the way this review is 100% genuine, we're not family or being paid to write this - we truly had a great time). Even with all the Covid measures and information changing constantly everything was easy and clear.

We will definitely be coming back.

The Gill Family


FACEBOOK - "We visited Villa Ocean Pearl as a group of 10 adults and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa is fantastic - it looked just a good as it does in the photos!

The whole villa had a very luxurious feel, we couldn't have asked for any better facilities for our stay. The pool table went down very well with the group and provided lots of entertainment. There is also terrific sound system throughout the villa, including the outside area - which was great for us.

We visited in September, at a time when Coronavirus was present, and the entire villa was extremely clean and we felt very comfortable when we arrived.

Kalkan is a beautiful place and the villa is in an ideal location, just a short walk (or very cheap taxi) into the town.

Whilst the villa itself is super, we'd just like to add that Julie (the owner) is incredibly friendly and always willing to help. She was contactable throughout our stay (and beforehand) and provided us with many great recommendations on restaurants, bars and excursions.

We cannot recommend this amazing villa enough - for anyone wanting to visit Kalkan, Villa Ocean Pearl is 100% the place to stay!"

- Rachel Evans

(September 2020)



"4th time in Kalkan, 1st at Ocean Pearl.  Amazing villa, everything we needed. 

Fantastic restaurants as ever, our favourite is Likya Residence.  The food is amazing and fine dining.

We booked a boat trip - Kalmaki 2 - best food ever on aboat, hot chicken and seabass.

We will be back soon"

- Wendy, Ian, Matthew, Mille, Harrison and Lauren xxxxxx

(September 2020 - Wetherby, Boston Spa)

GOOGLE - A magnificent villa located in a great position in beautiful Kalkan. Stunning sea views. The villa is large, light and very spacious with all the facilities for every family member young and older. 2 pools and plenty of sun beds and this coupled with the stunning sound system meant we could spend days lounging around the villa.

We can’t wait to come back. You won’t be disappointed.

Ian Buch


"Well what a place to escape the madness that this year has been for all.

As two couples we felt so blessed to have made it out to beautiful Kalkan this year after three failed attempts and the Ocean Pearl "did not" disappoint!

We didn't venture out as much as we normally do but felt well compensated with this most amazing villa.

Julie and Darrell kept in touch the whole of our stay and we just knew we could call on them if we needed anything at all.

The location is perfect and very peaceful and so close to town.

We Thank You so very much for sharing your beautiful villa"

- Love Rachael, Chris, Nikki and Kev xxxx

(October 2020)

GOOGLE - The Villa Ocean Pearl is a very spacious and luxurious villa in a great location close to the town.

It is equipped with everything you would need and more to make your holiday perfect in beautiful Kalkan.  We went to relax and unwind and that’s exactly what we did.

We were only two couples due to others not being able to travel because of Covid so we occupied the large suits on the lower floor “wow” is all I can say.

If you are thinking of booking the villa ocean pearl you will not be disappointed

Thank you so much Julie for supplying us with great information and for all your help before and during our stay

- Rachael Bratt

October 2020

FACEBOOK - We stayed at the villa ocean pearl 03/10-10/10 2 couples
Julie was in touch before and during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed which was so reassuring especially as Turkey was put on the quarantine list 2 days before our arrival.

The villa was immaculately clean from top to bottom with extra hand sanitiser and face masks in case we needed them.

The villa itself is very luxurious and spacious, we occupied the suits on the lower floor and all I can say is “wow” and we loved the cinema room also on this floor where we spent a couple of evenings relaxing watching movies.

We found it to be in a perfect position and a very easy stroll into town and close to a supermarket, taxis were £2 when we were feeling lazy.

We can’t wait to return to the Ocean Pearl with our families

- Rachael Bratt

October 2020




What a lovely place to spend a week with best friends and family, we loved out stay at Oceasn Pearl.  The location was perfect within walking distance to the town but far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet.

All mod cons and great for a large group to have their own space.

Julie was a great host keeping in touch at every step of the way and giving lots of good tips and advice.

Kalkan is such a beautiful place, we really dont want to go home!

Aileen, Colin, Caitlin Duncan, and Coey

Edinburgh, Scotland

October 2021


We stayed in Villa Ocean Pearl with friends and family for 2 weeks.  The Villa is in a fantastic location with all amenities expected and more!

It's perfectly spaced out for families to enjoy their own space while being together! 

Julie went above and beyond when one of our party was unwell and was super helpful along with Suleyman.  We ate at many fine restaurants but our favorite 2 days were spent at Zest beach club, Sade is a great host. 


We look forward to returning soon! 

Thanks again,

Louise, Steven, Lucy, Robyn, Mhairi, Collin and Nicola xxx

October 2021


We finally made it after 2 long years!  We've had an amazing 2 week holiday in Villa Ocean Pearl.  We all loved Kalkan and will be coing back.  The view from the villa was so beautiful. 

Thank Julie and Darrell for the amazing experience in your villa.

Thanks again

John, Tracey, Laura, Ella, Anna, Alfie,

Amy, Mike, Tommy, George and Mia xxxxx

 August 2022


Our two families had a fantastic, but all too short, one week stay at Ocean Pearl Villa.  Julie and Darrell were very helpful with various tips and information before we arrived, while Sharon and Rambo, and the agent Zal were all very knowledgeable and helpful once we had arrived.

As the villa is so well set up we spent a lot of time sunbathing around and swiming in the pool, or just sitting and admiring the view.  Adults and children alike made full use of the high quality pool and table tennis tables.  Beds were very comfortable.  The kitchen was well equipped and we particularly welcomed the daily bread delivery.

We did force ourselves to leave the villa occasionally to explore the local shops and Thursday market.  Although we were only able to sample a tiny proportion of Kalkan's restaurants, of those we did sample we particularly enjoyed Authentic (a slightly lower priced option, but excellent food on the rooftop and the opportunity to visit the bar downstairs) - and for superb food and views - both Sade and Ara  (the latter has Kalkan's only female head chef) we would strongly recommend.

Last, but by no means least, we made friends with Hussain and his English wife at Keske Cafe.  This is over the footbridge into town, on the corner on the right about two roads down before the mosque.  It's a great watering hole on the way back up to the villa with a laid back atmosphere and friendly hosts.  The cakes are superb as an accompeniment to coffee, Efes or any of the other drinks on offer!


Thanks again from

- The Hargreaves family (Edward, Alison, George and William)

- The Herfield family (David, Jo, Alfie and Amelia)


August 2022


Thank you so much for sharing your lovely villa with me and my friends and family.  This has just been an unforgettable Birthday!  The Villa, town, trips and fun we had was amazing.

Thank you also for the special personal touches of champagne and flowers, how kind you both are!

Thank you both again,

All my love Sarah xxx

August 2022


Thanks for an amazing week in the villa ocean pearl. After a 'not so luxurious week on a catamaran your beautiful house was a very welcome change!

You have literally thought of everything and the welcome from Sharon and Rami was great.

Kalkan has so much to offer and fabulous restaurants. Our favourites were Ara and Salt and Pepper. We would also really recommend a day at Zest!

Thanks again for an amazing holiday!

- With love The Winfield and The Sarages xxxx

September 2022



We have had a fantastic week here.  Our ninth year in Kalkan and I think this is the BEST VILLA.

If you want a good vibe, go to Doy Doy. If you want to go crazy – go to the Sherlock Bar – insist on the dry ice!

- Andy and family

September 2022


Our first time in Kalkan and it won't be the last!  Perfect weather, perfect villa and owners, perfect town.  Too much to do and too many good restaurants for just one visit.

A must do is the traditional turkish breakfast at Sahika Bahce up in the mountains.

Thanks Julie and Darrell, see you next year.

Love Alison, Simon, Bella and Joe (from London)

October 2022


Thank you so much Julie and Darrell for everything you did for us to make this family holiday extra special.

My two sons now have fiancees and this was the perfect setting for their proposals.

Amazing memories have been made and we look forward to coming back soon.....maybe even for a wedding!

We intended to do sooo much, but, you know what....its so lovely just to relax and enjoy the luxury villa.

Thank to Sharon and Rami for looking after us so well too.

Loads of love

Penelope & Nigel Wray (Harby, Near Melton Mowbray)

May 2023



Thank you so much to Julie and Darrell for a wonderful stay here at Ocean Pearl.

Despite the changeable weather, we have been able to enjoy every day.  The villa is completely splendid and no detail left out.   The extra touches have been appreciated so much to celebrate our special birthdays.

Restaurants we loved:  Alternatif, Baharat, Blue Marlin and Ata Kebab for cheap and cheerful.

The pizzas down the road are excellent when you want a lazy treat.  Loved every single minute - the pool table was enjoyed by all!  I think we would all like to come back and will certainly recommend to all and sundry!

Also big thanks to Sharon and Rami for helping us when we needed them and being here when we arrived - lovely couple!


Until the next time, much love

- Rachel & Victor xxx


Ditto all of that!  We have had an Amazing week.  The Villa was perfect for 5 couples and we have laughed and had a fabulous time.  Thank you Julie & Darell for the extra birthday treats.  They were so much appreciated

- Jackie & Eamon xx 


Same goes!  Enjoyed every moment we stayed here. 

- Brian and Karen xx

May 2023


Stop! If reading this review you have found your dream holiday villa home in Kalkan! 

We enjoyed a beautiful 2 weeks at wonderful Villa Ocean Pearl.  We travelled all the way from Canada.  It was so worth the long travel time.  Everything was immaculate!  I highly recommend this fabulously decorated villa and it's close proximity to the old town of Kalkan.  Who needs a Beach Club when you have the fantastic outdoor living area of Villa Ocean Pearl.  Thank you for hosting us, it was a blast to reconnect with our UK family.  The pool and pool table were particularly enjoyed.  Thank you to your fantastic management team who were so attentive!  Loved every moment.  If you are reading this review ...StopYou have found your next dream vacation holiday home!

Karen Mckenna

July 2023


Julie and Darrell - Thank you so much for such a wonderful welcome to Ocean Pearl!

After initially booking in 2019 - for 2020 - we wondered if we would ever get here!

We really have had a lovely week and you've thought of everything.  The teenagers loved the pool table and movie room especially.  When we arrived our youngest declared "Julie is a "*!*!*ng Legend". 

Whilst we are not newcomers to Kalkan - your guide taught us a few new things - it was extremely thorough - I wish other villa owners provided as much detail.


Favourites of ours - Gourmet Restaurant, Mini Bar (for people watching), Saklikent Gorge - and a new one this year - Sunsets by Sahika Bahce - a really lovely sunset experience and dinner in the mountains!


Thank you again - Steve, Lorraine, Freddy, Harry and Tilly xx

p.s. - The mezes by Korsan were delicious x

August 2023

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