Allow us, your hosts, to introduce ourselves.


We traveled all over the world, after which our first daughter Emma was born. From 2004 onward, we rented beautiful homes in Italy to which we invited friends to join us in the holidays and enjoy the ‘dolce vita’. When the opportunity announced itself, we didn’t hesitate to buy a picturesque and newly built villa in Italian country house style, in Kusadasi, Turkey. Tjeerd had often been to Turkey, however I had not; this was to change soon enough though! Villa Kapla was the first villa that was ready to be made a home in 2007, and during that year our second daughter was also born: Jasmijn. We now had a true home away from home,

alongside our house in the Netherlands, where we both originally come from. We decided that we would love to share this wonderful villa with others and rent it out. In 2014, we added Villa Topkapi to our portfolio, a beautiful villa in the same private park.

We still love to travel, but our family has discovered that this place in Turkey really is the definition of holiday and enjoyment. Here, we can leave behind the everyday hustle and bustle; the peace and quiet make the environment perfect for reading,

sunbathing and swimming. Yet we also find the challenge of exploring the Western coast of Turkey and exploring the Greek archaeological sites that are not to be found in standard holiday guidebooks truly invigorating. It’s great checking out new restaurants, even though we ourselves have a few favourites that we keep coming back to! We would love to share all of these experiences with our guests. We hope to welcome you soon as our guest in one of our Ottoman villas.


Our kindest regards,


Tjeerd & Frederike | Emma & Jasmijn