We have just returned from a fantastic holiday with our two kids at the authentic VillaOlivio in Mesudiye Datca. It was a perfect base for discovering this so far unspoilt part of Turkey, as well as being really attractive, clean and comfortable - and providing everything we needed, including an amazing swimming pool and marvelous views! Our kids enjoyed the pool all day, and also the nice beach nearby was a great place to stay".
John and Susannah, June 2010
We were looking for a holiday place next to the Mediterranean sea, for our family of five. We don't like very much crowded places, and hotels with 400 rooms, but rather places where we can live amongst local people, and try to get a feel of their life.
We found Villaolivio via the Home Exchange website. I immediately felt that the villa could meet our expectations. Thanks to the detailed explanations and the great website of Jeroen, we were able to get a real feeling of the place and we felt confident we would spend a great holiday in Villaolivio. And it has been at the level of our expectations. The house has been renovated with a lot of taste, keeping the atmosphere of the ancient olive oil mill, while offering all modern commodities. The outside patio is the place where we stayed most of the day when we were at the house, playing games with the kids or reading books. The pool is just perfect, always available for a swim, day or night. We enjoyed also very much laying on the sun beds at night, watching the stars in the sky...
The nature in Mesudiye is unspoild, the water in the various beaches is crystal clear, the scenery with the Greece Islands is fantastic, and I hope it will stay like this for many years to come.
Last but not least, the people we met in Mesudiye were all friendly and always welcoming. We will always remember this moment, when we were walking in the village, and we were invited by a group of old men to have a "tchai" with them at the local "cafe". We spent a good half hour talking to each other, with the five words of turkish we knew! I will also never forget Zafer, the "house keeper", who has solution for every problem or wish we could think of.
We spent a great time in Villa Olivio, and I have already shared my experience with many friends. I would not be surprised that some of them decide for a vacation in Villaolivio in the near future.
Alain, Geneva, Switzerland