Listing Options

We have a choice of listing options for owners. 

There is a commission-based option - Kalkan Secrets Premium - and a Direct To Owner service via our sister site, Kalkan Private Rentals.  

Briefly, these work as follows:

PREMIUM: a commission-based service. We take 15% of any bookings made on your behalf through Kalkan Secrets and provide the following:

  • We set up a page for your property on the Kalkan Secrets website; it will feature on all searches by prospective customers that are looking for a property in your category and location (subject of course to availability). The KS website has a very good reach – just Google “Kalkan Apartments" or "Kalkan Villas” and we should appear high up on the first page! We also have a Facebook page with over 1000 followers, do regular blogs via social media and email regular newsletters to our database of over 1000 past customers and enquirers. 
  • If you don't already have one, we will also set up a HolidayLettings/TripAdvisor advert for you, under our agency agreement with them (no charge to you) and an AirBnB listing if you don't already have one (we absorb the AirBnB commission)
  • We handle all enquiries and maintain the booking calendar (keeping the HolidayLettings/TripAdvisor/AirBnB calendars in sync at all times)
  • In the event of a potential booking we double-check with you before accepting, to make sure the apartment is still available for the dates requested 
  • If the booking is agreed, we take the booking deposit (normally 25%, or higher if specified by you); customers can pay this by bank transfer or by credit/debit card. We bear the transaction costs; neither you nor the customer will pay any credit card surcharge
  • Once the deposit is paid we confirm the booking to the customer and deduct our 15% commission. 
  • We then collect the balance payment, together with a security deposit (normally £100 but up to you), eight weeks before the holiday start date.
  • We hold the security deposit and pass the full balance payment (ie 85% of the rental amount) on to you by bank transfer
  • If we are acting as sole agents, we supply a guest handbook, provided to the guests in advance by email, with a hard copy in the apartment - we may need you to supply content for this.
  • We liaise, if necessary, with either you or your local agents regarding the guests gaining access to the property - including full Guest Registration details taken at booking and advised to you and/or your Kalkan agent for reporting to authorities 
  • After the guests have departed we refund the security deposit to them (UNLESS we are notified by your local agents that there was a problem with the condition of the apartment when the guests left)
  • You will also have a login to our booking system calendar in order to block out any dates for personal use, or bookings you take from other sources
  • Terms and conditions of the Premium ("Gold") service here.
  • Sign up here

    DIRECT TO OWNER: a fee-based service, from our sister site: Kalkan Private Rentals. We charge an annual fee for a listing and provide the following:

    • We set up a page for your property on the Kalkan Private Rentals website; it will feature on all searches by prospective customers that are looking for a property in your category (subject of course to availability). The Kalkan Private Rentals Website has a very good reach – just Google “Kalkan Rentals" and we should appear high up on the first page. We also have a Facebook page with over 1000 followers, do regular blogs via social media and email regular newsletters to our database of over 1000 past customers and enquirers.
    • On receiving an enquiry, we send it straight to you. No involvement from us; we work to get you enquiries, you deal with them. Our only charge is the annual fee.
    • You will have a login to the booking system calendar in order to block out any dates for personal use, or bookings you take from other sources. You can also update your own listing at any time including rates, photos, descriptions and Late Deals, etc. 
    • Terms and conditions of the Kalkan Private Rentals subscription here.
    • Sign up for Kalkan Private Rentals here.

    No longer available for new members:

    STANDARD: a commission-based service. We take 5% of any bookings made through the Kalkan Secrets website and provide the following:

    • We set up a page for your property on the Kalkan Secrets website; it will feature on all searches by prospective customers that are looking for a property in your category and location (subject of course to availability). The KS website has a very good reach – just Google “Kalkan Apartments" or "Kalkan Villas” and we should appear high up on the first page. We also have a Facebook page with over 1000 followers, do regular blogs via social media and email regular newsletters to our database of over 1000 past customers and enquirers.
    • On receiving an enquiry, we send it straight to you. No involvement from us; we work to get you enquiries, you deal with them.
    • We invoice you for a payment equal to 5% of the total rental for any enquiries that turn into bookings.
    • You will have a login to our booking system calendar in order to block out any dates for personal use, or bookings you take from other sources
    • Terms and conditions of the Standard ("Bronze") service here.
    • Sign up by going to the new site at kalkansecrets.net, then click on "Sign Up" in the top right corner.