We enjoyed a very relaxing week at Southfork Villa in the middle of May.
The villa is very large and would accommodate 10 without an issue. Each room has an en suite bathroom. The kitchen and living rooms are both large. Overall the house is well equipped. Plenty of pots & pans in the kitchen, a stack of DVDs in the living room. We didn't use the AC or mosquito nets but I suspect it would indispensible in July/August. Large pool with paddling pool for toddlers. Lemons falling from the trees in the garden.
Kipa is the nearest large supermarket, just beyond the turn off to Calis beach - about 10 mins by car. It's owned by Tesco and there's not much you can't buy there. Local corner shops sell fresh bread in the mornings.
It's a 10-minute walk down to the beach, where there are a number of beach clubs (restaurants, sun-lounger etc.). We returned to the Surf Cafe during the day, which was very good. At night we went to Merkan (the last restaurant on the beach). Service was excellent and the fresh fish was very good value. We ventured to the centre of Calis beach one night and had a very average Italian/Mexican meal.
The property management team were very helpful. They collected us from the airport, handed over the keys and returned the following morning to take ensure we were settling in and that we knew how to get to the supermarket. They responded very quickly when any issues were raised. Airport transfers were £80 GBP for 8.
We chose not to hire a car but managed easily using local taxis, which were very cheap. I am not confident that we would have been able to find the property at night without knowing the area. There's a taxi rank just around the corner.
Overall, a very relaxing week in the sunshine. Recommended.
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9 of us stayed at Southfork for a week but the place is so big you would not have known. The pictures do not do it justice. We had a mix bag of weather so the nintendo and videos were great for the younger ones. Orange (the management company) were great, definatly worth getting them to take you a larger supermarket to stock up for the week, the villa has about 3 fridges and freezers and more than enough cupboard space.
Our only grumble is a minor one in the fact the villa is not very close to Calis, about a 20 minute walk but we used the taxis at the end of the road a couple of times, cost about £12 for all 9 of us, so not expensive. A perfect place to chill out and a bargain if lots of you are going.
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