Fiona and I came to Kalkan on honeymoon in 2004; we loved the place so much we came back the next year and bought an apartment!
We now own five of the six apartments in the block and have been renting them out to holidaymakers very successfully under the business name Kalkan Secrets; we use our own website and various other proprietary sites that promote self-catering holidays. You know - the usual suspects!
I thought we should give AirBnB a try as well, in order to fill some of the gaps that occur between larger bookings. We initially listed our "Moonlight" studio and our "Dusk" ground floor apartment and are now adding the others.
Fiona and I now live in Kalkan part of the year - but we don't actually live on-site at the apartments. In 2013, we were living in what is now "Dusk" apartment, but we moved off-site in 2014, and our view is that guests should be left to cater for themselves. We (or our manager Howard) generally visit the apartments briefly each day and we are more than happy to help guests with recommendations for restaurants, excursions, beach clubs, boat trips etc.
We supply an information pack by email and there's a hard copy in the accommodation too.
I am a musician (guitarist) and play regularly in one of the bars in the town with a Turkish singer. I also travel back to the UK on a regular basis to do my "day job" of financial adviser. Fiona tends to run the apartment business... attending to housekeeping , organising cleaners, liaising with guests etc. We are also extending the rental management service to other owners who don't have the time or inclination to manage it for themselves
With all that going on we don't have much spare time but when we do, we like simple things... a boat trip around the bay; maybe a barbeque; reading, relaxing by the pool at our villa or catching up on some old TV series that we never had time to watch first time around...like Dexter, Breaking Bad... and most of all just listening to music - the universal language!