"We are frequent visitors to Turkey and specifically the beautiful small coastal resorts within easy transfer of Dalaman Airport. We always aim to find somewhere different on each visit and what a delight it was to find Gocek, definitely our favourite location to date, so much so that we are breaking our golden rule of not visiting the same place twice and have already booked to return next year. We are even returning to Villa Yasemin!
From our first contact with Hilary and Tony to make an enquiry about the Villa to the day of our departure, their friendless and hospitality was fantastic. The Villa is set on the edge of a beautiful pine forest in a rural location and so peaceful, yet only a 10 - 15 minute walk from the beautiful centre of Gocek and the fabulous waterfront restaurants. Don’t be put off by one or two guide books that suggest Gocek is expensive and sometimes a little snobby, yes there are some exclusive marina restaurants which are pricier than some of the more traditional family run restaurants, but everywhere we visited was welcoming, friendly and affordable.
But to be honest the best part of our holiday was spent at the Villa, either lounging by the pool which is set in a beautifully maintained garden and only a few steps from the veranda or in the evening it was just magical sitting on veranda with a glass or two of wine contemplating how to spend the next sunny day in beautiful Gocek.
Villa Yasmin is delightful, a real credit to Hilary and Tony and we thank them for making our holiday so special (see you next June if not before!). Finally a quick mention about Turkey; if recent troubles have put you off visiting, we can honestly say that the people are so friendly and welcoming that you can’t help but feel safe and relaxed; we will definitely be encouraging our friends to make Turkey, Gocek and Villa Yasemin a future holiday destination."
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 11, 2016