Our first apartment in Kalkan, the ever-popular Sunrise has been delighting Kalkan Secrets' guests since 2006. On the first floor, with a great balcony overlooking the superb pool, Sunrise is very well-equipped with all you need for a great holiday
Sunrise apartment overlooks the magnificent large shared pool, and has the following specifications:
King size bed in the air-conditioned bedroom.
2 x single sofa-beds in the air-conditioned lounge.
Cot and highchair available on request.
Separate shower room with shower, wc and wash basin (newly refurbished for 2014).
Kitchen area has all you need for a comfortable stay including hob, fridge with freezer section, microwave, oven, kettle, toaster, coffee filter, iron and ironing board and small hairdryer.
Comfortable main living area consists of air-conditioned open plan lounge/diner with 2 x full-size single sofabeds, dining table and 4 chairs. CD player, USB dock and full wifi access.
Large balcony overlooking pool; table and seats for four on balcony - great for a leisurely breakfast or a quiet pre-dinner drink at sunset!
Small rear balcony with washing machine and clothes rack - great for drying wet swimwear etc.
Bath towels and linen provided and changed twice weekly. Beach towels also provided and changed weekly.
Each of the apartments has its own allocated sun-loungers and parasol by the superb private pool.
Exclusive use of the whole apartment: double bedroom; lounge/kitchen/diner; shower room/wc; large balcony with table & chairs overlooking pool, small reer balcony with washing machine.
Very large swimming pool shared with the other apartments in the block.
Full information handbook provided on booking.
An English-speaking manager is on hand for assistance and visits the site daily.
English-speaking cleaner also visits the site on a regular basis.
Pool maintenance daily.
See our kalkansecrets website for more details and information on all our apartments.
Have respect for other holidaymakers... it is their holiday as much as yours. That means... no antisocial behaviour, late night gatherings or loud music when other people might be trying to sleep!
Apart from the above...we are pretty relaxed! You do need to observe the pool rules displayed on a notice board by the pool. It's all basic common sense.
No smoking is allowed inside buildings. (that's the law in Turkey). If you do want to smoke outside, please use ashtrays and dispose of cigarette ends thoughtfully.
No pets are allowed inside the apartments.
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!