Guestbook

 

 
    • Caroline
       
      Sunset House

      This is a very nice flat with a terrific view of Selcuk. The flat was very clean, with excellent beds and plenty of towels. The plants and terrace view are wonderful. Alison was very responsive, giving advice before we arrived and while we were there. She found us an excellent guide on short notice for our tour of Ephesus. The bathroom is large ( a nice change from some places we’d stayed) and the washing machine worked well. The wifi worked well; a big storm knocked it out one evening but Alison quickly got it back in order the next morning. We enjoyed being in an everyday neighborhood and getting a feel for life there. Quickly got to know the market owner about three blocks away. The address is a little tricky to find up in the hills when you first come into the city (GPS helps) but we were fine after that. Allison recommended the Ejder restaurant near the square. We ate there twice and second her vote. We also recommend the terrace restaurant at the Hotel Bella opposite the St John Basilica entrance. The decor is old style, with divans, carved tables and woodwork, and an eye-level view of the stork nests complete with chicks. Also, if possible be there Saturday to catch the market: acres of the most beautiful produce you’ve ever seen. Don’t miss the Ephesus Museum. Selcuk is definitely worth three days, because you should include a tour of the St John’s Basilica and the fortress as well. Amazing how much restoration they’ve done there in a relatively short amount of time, but without harming the historical feel.

       

       

      May 2016


    • Ionia House was a warm welkom in a fantastic house. The house was great in all aspects: beautifull garden, nice swimmingpool with terras overlooking the city of Selcuk. The house had fully equiped kitchen, good beds and nice bathroom. All build and decorated with great care.


      What Chris thought you could improve about the experience:
      We can't think off anything. Wood for the fireplace?

      May 2016


    • Amazing house , amazing location amazing host . Everything was absolutely perfect .

      April 2016


    • The Garden house was a great stay. The pictures are an accurate representation of the house and grounds. Quite, clean and well appointed. We sincerely enjoyed the stay. Alison was very helpful and communicated well. Hope we can stay there again in the future. NB - If you do have young kids you should be aware that there are some cactus on the property that kids could get into. My one year old could play in the grass and chase the cats around but we did have to watch for the sharp plants. For slightly older kids it would be fine but you have to watch for the little ones.


      What David loved about your listing:
      Thanks, Allison! Great stay.

      October 2015


    • Excellent place and description, Allison is always available and helpful. The most comfortable of 4 stays at Arbnb locations in this trip in Turkey. Attention is paid to every single detail!


      What Gabriel loved about your listing:
      A very nice architectural concept, comfortable and clean. Location is superb.

      October 2015


    • Alison was terrific, very helpful with good local insights into places to go, and ways to make the most of our stay in Selcuk. She arranged the airport transfer (both ways), and facilitated a car rental, and upgraded us to the Ionian House which was unexpected but a nice treat. In short, she' knows what shes doing, and was genuine about helping us love Selcuk and Efus.


      What Geoff loved about your listing:
      The pool, neighborhood grocer, and proximity to town

      October 2015


    • We booked Garden House for 2 nights and this is our only complain! We should have stayed longer, enjoy this fantastic designed property! The house was clearly design/ renovated by a professional, you can easily detect small well-placed details like build-in cabinets, the layout of the rooms, the kitchen appliances, the custom- made wooden furniture. It has everything you might think ( kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, extra towels, extra sheets and blankets)! We appreciated the design of the shower and the speed of hot running water. The outside space is also fantastic and the yard is beautiful, with manicured grass. In the morning the jasmine and yellow rose smell divine! Bonus: the fluffiest purring cat ever! Extra bonus: a likeable host, anticipating her guests needs! Had exchange lot of messages helping us to get there, provided info about places to eat or to buy. Never had to wait for a response! We are sure that not only Garden House, but all Alison's properties are beautiful and worth to stay at! We would return anytime!


      What Carmen loved about your listing:
      Hope not to sound like an advertorial coz is the simple truth!

      What Carmen thought you could improve about the experience:
      more jasmine :)

      October 2015


    • We came to stay at Garden House for three nights at the end of our honeymoon. Alison, the host, immediately made us feel very welcome and went well beyond the call of duty throughout. The house itself is beautiful and well appointed. It has a largeish, carefully tended garden with a shady outdoor seating area, and another covered table with a barbecue out at the back. Inside, Garden House is cosy and tastefully decorated. We had an excellent time and thoroughly recommend staying here.

      October 2015


    • We stayed in the Garden House and shared the garden and pool with our friends who stayed in the Goldsmith House. Both properties were beautiful and spotless. The grounds are gorgeous and make you feel like you are in your own private oasis. Allison was wonderful, she arranged everything for us and even met us upon our arrival to ensure everything was up to standard and to answer all of our questions. Our stay was one of the best we have ever had. We definitely work with Allison again if we return to Selcuk again.


      What Elizabeth loved about your listing:
      Allison, we truly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for making our Byrum holiday memorable.

      September 2015


    • Wow!! Ionia House...This house was perfect for a family vacation. The outdoor dining terrace was beautiful. Selcuk is a charming town with a great farmers market, restuarants, and shops. The location provides easy access to a number of historical sites. Alison was a terrific host. She arranged for a cook and a driver, who were both fantastic! Even after our stay was over she continued to help us out when we were in the area. We all agreed it was a 5 star stay. I would definitely stay at The Stone House again. Thank you Alison from all of us!!


      What Katherine loved about your listing:
      The outdoor living space provided us with family time in a very relaxed environment. The house itself is a work of art.

      September 2015


    • Alison was very welcoming and informative. The house is lovely...the yard and pool are a wonderfully beautiful respite from the rigors of traveling! The location is very close to the center of town with all visitor services within easy walking distance. Alison arranged for a tour and guide as well as a car rental on another day. It was all very flawless. highly recommend the house!

      September 2015


    • Place was perfect! Really top notch quality of furnishings and decor. Up to date but also authentic. Privacy and comfort were fantastic In a small space had several outdoor spaces to gather in plus the pool. All protected from the outside world by a hillside terrace. Alison was great. Met us at arrival, arranged for lunch to be delivered, found us a great guide and picked up the keys-all with a pleasant smile

      September 2015


    • Its a wonderful house,and Alison is so nice.She pick us from the train station and send us to the bus station next day. Besides,she give many advices of where to go during the trip.

      September 2015


    • Wir hatten wunderbare Tage in Selcuk. Die Wohnung war perfekt für uns. Alles war sauber, gut ausgestattet und es war genug Platz für sechs Leute. Von der Dachterasse hat man einen tollen Blick über Selcuk. Vielen Dank an Alison.

      August 2015


    • We had a great stay at Goldsmith House and it exceeded my expectations - the house was nicely equipped for a short stay and extremely well taken care of. Grounds and house were beautiful and kept very clean. The host was extremely helpful and arranged local transfers and car hire at a very reasonable price- she had great knowledge of the local attractions and provided some useful tips and ideas.

      August 2015


    • We really want to thank you Alisson, for this wonderful house which was, surprisingly (in comparison of a majority of announces) exactly what we waited for regarding the description and pictures. Selcuk is really a good destination, not too touristic, but near a lot of must sites. The cook was really good, and the services in general. We recommand warmly Alisson !

      Alison

      Response from Alison:
      Thank you so much Francois for your fantastic review... I hope very much that you and your lovely family will make it back again to St John's House. Best wishes to you all, Alison

      August 2015


    • 超级漂亮的别墅!现代化设施一应俱全,地理位置相当方便!房东非常友善,帮我们联系接机的车辆,等待我们入住,在我们离开前还特意来看望我们!而且房东的英文超级棒!


      What Ning loved about your listing:
      靠近景区

       

      August 2015


    • We were absolutely decided with our choice of villa - and Alison is a star. She made us feel very welcome and her advice and help throughout made our stay pleasant. The villa is beautiful, the weather was great - what else could we ask for!

      Alison

      Response from Alison:
      Thank you so much for your kind review, it was lovely having you all to stay, Best wishes to everyone, Alison

      What Abbas loved about your listing:
      The villa, the pool, the location

      August 2015


    • Wir haben zwei Wochen im Paradies verbracht. Alison, Du bist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin und wir danken Dir für die Organisation von Auto und Transfer. Das Haus und der Garten sind idyllisch, der Pool wurde von uns und den Kindern rege genutzt. Die Lage in Selcuk ist optimal, ein ruhiges Quartier und um die Ecke Moschee, Basilika und Festung, das Stadtzentrum hinter ein paar Gassen. Selcuk ist gemütlich und angenehm, genau richtig, um die Hektik der Touristenorte zu umgehen. Danke!!!!

      August 2015


    • 住宿条件很好!设施较好,主人的服务态度也不错!

      July 2015



Ionia House

Place was perfect! Really top notch quality of furnishings and decor. Up to date but also authentic. Privacy and comfort were fantastic In a small space had several outdoor spaces to gather in plus the pool. All protected from the outside world by a hillside terrace. Alison was great. Met us at arrival, arranged for lunch to be delivered, found us a great guide and picked up the keys-all with a pleasant smile

Frederick, 
Ionia House

Perfect house, perfect location! The house is finished to the highest quality and standard, and has everything you might need for a stay here. The pool is superb and is very welcome after a day's sightseeing at the many local historical sights....and the views from the terraces are just as in the photos. The centre of Selcuk is only a 5 minute walk from the house with all the restaurants, shops and amenities you'll ever need. Especially enjoyed visiting Ephesus, Miletus and Temple of Apollo at Didum.

Jennifer, 
Ionia House

We stayed in the Garden House and shared the garden and pool with our friends who stayed in the Goldsmith House. Both properties were beautiful and spotless. The grounds are gorgeous and make you feel like you are in your own private oasis. Allison was wonderful, she arranged everything for us and even met us upon our arrival to ensure everything was up to standard and to answer all of our questions. Our stay was one of the best we have ever had. We definitely work with Allison again if we return to Selcuk again.

Elizabeth, 
Ionia House

Amazing house , amazing location amazing host . Everything was absolutely perfect .

Etoile, 
Ionia House

Is was a warm welkom in a fantastic house. The house was great in all aspects: beautiful garden, nice swimmingpool with terras overlooking the city of Selcuk. The house had fully equiped kitchen, good beds and nice bathroom. All build and decorated with great care.

Chris, 
Ionia House

Alison's property is absolutely wonderful. The decoration is charming and everything is well apointed. The pool and the outdoor area are great and there is even a barbecue to grill whatever you bring from the bazaar. The view from the mezzanine is stunning and you can see until the sea. Inside the house you've got all the amenities of a modern home for a perfect stay. Beds are super comfy and the kitchen allows you to cook superb meals. The only down was that we could only stay for two nıghts. Alison is an attentıve host and made us feel very welcome. We'll come back again for sure. Thank you again for everything, Aurelien

Aurelien, 
Garden House

We came to stay at Garden House for three nights at the end of our honeymoon. Alison, the host, immediately made us feel very welcome and went well beyond the call of duty throughout. The house itself is beautiful and well appointed. It has a largeish, carefully tended garden with a shady outdoor seating area, and another covered table with a barbecue out at the back. Inside, Garden House is cosy and tastefully decorated. We had an excellent time and thoroughly recommend staying here.

Oliver, 
Goldsmith House

Alison was terrific, very helpful with good local insights into places to go, and ways to make the most of our stay in Selcuk. She arranged the airport transfer (both ways), and facilitated a car rental, and upgraded us to the Ionian House which was unexpected but a nice treat. In short, she' knows what shes doing, and was genuine about helping us love Selcuk and Efus.

Geoff, 
Garden House

We booked Garden House for 2 nights and this is our only complain! We should have stayed longer, enjoy this fantastic designed property! The house was clearly design/ renovated by a professional, you can easily detect small well-placed details like build-in cabinets, the layout of the rooms, the kitchen appliances, the custom- made wooden furniture. It has everything you might think ( kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, extra towels, extra sheets and blankets)! We appreciated the design of the shower and the speed of hot running water. The outside space is also fantastic and the yard is beautiful, with manicured grass. In the morning the jasmine and yellow rose smell divine! Bonus: the fluffiest purring cat ever! Extra bonus: a likeable host, anticipating her guests needs! Had exchange lot of messages helping us to get there, provided info about places to eat or to buy. Never had to wait for a response! We are sure that not only Garden House, but all Alison's properties are beautiful and worth to stay at! We would return anytime!

Carmen, 
Garden House

The Garden house was a great stay. The pictures are an accurate representation of the house and grounds. Quite, clean and well appointed. We sincerely enjoyed the stay. Alison was very helpful and communicated well. Hope we can stay there again in the future. NB - If you do have young kids you should be aware that there are some cactus on the property that kids could get into. My one year old could play in the grass and chase the cats around but we did have to watch for the sharp plants. For slightly older kids it would be fine but you have to watch for the little ones.

David, 
Goldsmith House

Excellent place and description, Allison is always available and helpful. The most comfortable of 4 stays at Arbnb locations in this trip in Turkey. Attention is paid to every single detail!

Gabriel, 
Goldsmith House

Alison was very welcoming and informative. The house is lovely...the yard and pool are a wonderfully beautiful respite from the rigors of traveling! The location is very close to the center of town with all visitor services within easy walking distance. Alison arranged for a tour and guide as well as a car rental on another day. It was all very flawless. highly recommend the house!

Maura, 
Stone House

Wow!! This house was perfect for a family vacation. The outdoor dining terrace was beautiful. Selcuk is a charming town with a great farmers market, restaurants, and shops. The location provides easy access to a number of historical sites. Alison was a terrific host. She arranged for a cook and a driver, who were both fantastic! Even after our stay was over she continued to help us out when we were in the area. We all agreed it was a 5 star stay. I would definitely stay at The Stone House again. Thank you Alison from all of us!!

Katherine, 
Sunset House

Its a wonderful house,and Alison is so nice.She pick us from the train station and send us to the bus station next day. Besides,she give many advices of where to go during the trip.

Renrui, 
Goldsmith House

We had a great stay at Goldsmith House and it exceeded my expectations - the house was nicely equipped for a short stay and extremely well taken care of. Grounds and house were beautiful and kept very clean. The host was extremely helpful and arranged local transfers and car hire at a very reasonable price- she had great knowledge of the local attractions and provided some useful tips and ideas.

Carey Blaise, 
Goldsmith House

Wir haben zwei Wochen im Paradies verbracht. Alison, Du bist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin und wir danken Dir für die Organisation von Auto und Transfer. Das Haus und der Garten sind idyllisch, der Pool wurde von uns und den Kindern rege genutzt. Die Lage in Selcuk ist optimal, ein ruhiges Quartier und um die Ecke Moschee, Basilika und Festung, das Stadtzentrum hinter ein paar Gassen. Selcuk ist gemütlich und angenehm, genau richtig, um die Hektik der Touristenorte zu umgehen. Danke!!!!

Translation: We spent two weeks in paradise. Alison, you are a wonderful hostess and we thank you for the organization of car and transfer. The house and gardens are idyllic, the pool was used enthusiastically by us and the children. The location in Selcuk is optimal, a small street and around the corner mosque, basilica and fortress, the city center behind a few streets. Selcuk is cozy and pleasant, just right to avoid the bustle of the tourist resorts. Thank you!!!!

Antje, 
Sunset House

Wir hatten wunderbare Tage in Selcuk. Die Wohnung war perfekt für uns. Alles war sauber, gut ausgestattet und es war genug Platz für sechs Leute. Von der Dachterasse hat man einen tollen Blick über Selcuk. Vielen Dank an Alison.

Translation: We had wonderful days in Selcuk. The apartment was perfect for us. Everything was clean, well equipped and there was plenty of room for six people. From the roof terrace one has a great view over Selcuk. Thanks to Alison.

Barbara, 
Stone House

We were absolutely decided with our choice of villa - and Alison is a star. She made us feel very welcome and her advice and help throughout made our stay pleasant. The villa is beautiful, the weather was great - what else could we ask for!

Abbas, 
St John's House

We really want to thank you Alisson, for this wonderful house which was, surprisingly (in comparison of a majority of announces) exactly what we waited for regarding the description and pictures. Selcuk is really a good destination, not too touristic, but near a lot of must sites. The cook was really good, and the services in general. We recommand warmly Alisson !

François, 
Sunset House

住宿条件很好!设施较好,主人的服务态度也不错!

Translation: Accommodation conditions are very good! Better facilities, the owner of the service attitude is good!

锋, 
Sunset House

Alison was really great. We were running a bit late in meeting her and she was able to accommodate us. The space has everything you'll need for a lovely terrace meal with that incredible view. Some other things I really liked: Alison has taken the time to put together a little binder of information, which is really convenient. She also walked is through the house in a really clear way, showing us little things like where the clothes pins are. She also keeps a water bottle cooler on the terrace, which seems small but I found delightful. Cold water is an incredible luxury. The space is also good for groups and an easy walk to downtown for restaurants.

Alex, 
Stone House

Stone House is a luxury villa overlooking the atmospheric town of Selcuk, an archeological treasure trove. The house itself is a joy, and Alison was the perfect host. Her response time was phenomenal, her local knowledge invaluable and her attention to detail ensured we settled in seamlessly. The terrace, pool and sauna were put to good use and the worst thing about the house was that it was so nice it was hard to leave to see the incredible sights. Like the stalks we would have liked to stay longer. I can't recommend Stone House enough.

Heidi, 
Goldsmith House

非常非常不错的房子!!不管从便利性还是舒适度都非常棒!!在塞尔丘克这个房子的性价比很高,离景点和市区都很近,附近吃的地方也很多。房东很热情,会及时给与帮助。这个房子有两个花园和一个泳池,非常棒。

Translation: We love Alison's amazing house!! It's the best house in Selcuk. very comfortable and charming, and best location. Alison was very nice and easy going, will arrange everything for us. We will come back again.

Benk, 
Goldsmith House

What can I say other than we had a perfect time at Goldsmith house. It is in a perfect spot for exploring the city. We where only meant to stay for 3 nights but ended up staying 5 because we loved it so much. I think part of our enjoyment would have to be our amazing new friend Alison. There was nothing Alison wouldn't try and do to make our stay better, from helping us change travels plans to tips on what to do. We also got to spend some wonderful nights with her having lots of laughs over dinner and a bottle of wine or 2........

Andrew, 
Goldsmith House

Dear Alison Thanks alot for your super support and for the beautiful house. You helped to make our holiday in turky a special experience for us. The communication with you was focussed on the necessary things and your reaction was fast and reliable. One can feel, that your knowledge concerning the needs of tourists and travellers is based on own experience. The house was pretty and clean and perfect for a family of four. We enjoyed the pool and the gardens very much. We felt comfortable and safe at any time. We can recommend your house without any restrictions, we even consider to come back next time!

Hugo, 
Goldsmith House

Goldsmith House benim ilk Arirbnb deneyimimdi ve çok memnun kaldım. Evin konumu Efes, Meryem Ana evi, St. Jean Basilikası, İsabey Camii gibi tarihi yapılara yakınlığıyla farklı bir tatta tatil yapmamıza olanak sundu. Pamucak plajına arabayla on dakika mesafede olması nedeniyle de deniz keyfinden de geri kalmadık. Taş yapıya sahip olan ev sıcak havalarda bile serin kalırken klima eksikliğini hissettirmedi bile. Ailecek konakladığımız evde küçük kardeşim çok keyif aldı, havuzu ve bahçesi çocuklar için birebir. Tatil köyü mantalitesinden uzakta değişik bir tatil deneyimi oldu, farklı bir yöre farklı bir konum tatilimizi renklendirdi. Verandada yaptığımız sabah kahvaltıları günümüzün güzel başlangıcı oldu. Alison ise çok sıcakkanlı ve sempatik bir ev sahibesiydi, çevrede gezilmesi gereken yerler, restoranlar ve plajlar hakkında çok güzel ipuçları verdi. Ayrıca herhangi bir ihtiyacımızda kendisini arama rahatlığını vermesi tatilimizi bir nebze daha rahatlattı.

Translation: Arirbnb Goldsmith House was my first experience and I was very pleased. The location of the house in Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, St. Jean Basilica, the proximity to historical buildings such as Isabey Mosque has allowed us to offer holidays in a different taste. due to the Pamucak ten minutes drive from the beach, we also enjoy staying well back from the sea. Stone houses with structure did not feel the lack of air conditioning, even while remaining cool even in hot weather. We enjoyed very much at home with my little brother accommodate the whole family, it is perfect for children with pool and garden. Resort was a far different holiday experience from the mentality, a different position, a different colored our holiday region. breakfast on the patio in the morning we did today was a nice start. Alison is very friendly and was sympathetic landlady, places to visit around, gave very good tips about restaurants and beaches. In addition, any need to give us our holiday search comfort him a little bit more at ease.

Burak, 
Garden House

We actually were upgraded to the Ionia House because another family was staying at the Garden House and Alison wanted to make sure our place was available on arrival and did not want our family to wait for the cleaning! Alison was a fabulous hostess, she met us at the Ionia House and explained everything upon arrival. She made arrangements for transfers to and from the airport, and a guide to Ephesus for a day. The Ionian House is beautifully restored. Alison also had breakfast items available for us. The Ionia House is centrally located with a beautiful view of the Byzantine Castle. The only issue was the Wifi for the internet was having some issues. Alison stopped by the next morning with her son to try and fix it. The Wifi internet was up and down and not working consistently. But there are many places with free Wifi around town. The people in Turkey are gracious and helpful. We were surprised at how many spoke English. Our guide even brought us some home made quiche and yogurt, his sister made. We would definitely recommend this property and stay with Alison again!!

Julie, 
Stone House

Stone House is a beautiful home well situated in Selcuk which is close to so many wonderful sites. It is 2 km from Ephesus and a short trip to a beach. The house has been exquisitely renovated and the suana, pool, outdoor fireplace/oven combo is wonderful. The house is actually 2 separate buildings and affords plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors, the view from the rooftop terrace is incredible. My only negative comment is that the only real indoor common space, other the kitchen, is situated off the master bedroom, but if you are there when the weather is warm it would never be a problem. Allison was very attentive and helpful and attention to detail is superb. Truly a wonderful place to spend time while in Turkey.

Gillian, 
Goldsmith House

Perfect location for Selcuk

Ulrich, 
Garden House

Perfectly equiped house in a wonderful garden, lovely pool. Warm and helpful welcome from Alison, helped us out with hints where ever we needed some.

Paul, 
Goldsmith House

It was my 1st time to rent a house for the holiday. And I really had a very positive experience, it was way beyond my experience. Alison was on hand when we arrived to introduce the property, give us advice on local attractions and provide a warm welcome. She is a true professional, honest, friendly, and most available when I had questions. The location of Goldsmith House was very convenient as it was easy to access Selcuk and nearby sights. The two bedrooms are most comfortable, a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with washing machine, beautiful pool, pretty garden and some friendly visiting cats. For a very homey atmosphere and if you're looking for a non-hotel experience, Goldsmith House is a perfect choice in a great location with a reasonable price.

Karen Angelynne, 
Goldsmith House

This is a really great house. It is well situated to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Selcuk and to walk to Ephesus. It is well equipped and the swimming pool and garden are absolutely lovely. Alison also gave us some good tips on restaurants and the 2 we tried were excellent.

Rebecca, 
Highlights
  • Luxury 2 & 4 Bedroom Holiday Rentals
  • Located 3kms from Historical Ephesus
  • Fully Equipped & Finished to a High Standard
  • Private Gardens, Swimming Pool, Sauna or Turkish Bath
  • All Cotton Linens Provided
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