Do I need a visa to enter Turkey?
If you hold a UK or EU passport, then yes, you will need a tourist Visa to enter Turkey.
We strongly recommend that you purchase your Visa online well before you travel. The process is very quick and easy, but please ensure that you do this via the official E-Visa website, as there are plenty of other websites that will inflate the charges.
CLICK HERE to be re-directed to the official E-Visa website. E –Visa fees vary according to country of travel document and type of travel document. Each and every person travelling will need one (including children and babies). You will need to print out a copy of each Visa and take it with you to Turkey so that it's available for inspection if required as you go through passport control.
From January 1st 2016, you will also need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey AND 60 days from the date of expiry on your tourist Visa (for example, to enter Turkey with an E-Visa with 90 days “duration of stay”, you should hold a passport that's valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance. You'll also need to ensure that your passport has at least one blank page for entry and exit stamps.
Residents from other countries will need to check their individual Visa requirements.
Do you have representatives?
Yes, in nearly all of our areas. In some areas the owner, caretaker or local agent will look after you. Whichever the case, you will always find that they are more than eager to share their knowledge.
Can you put my chosen dates on hold?
Yes, we can usually put your dates on hold for 24 hours to enable you to book your flights and liaise with the other member of your party.
Do you have set changeover days?
Usually, changeover days are Saturday, Sunday and Monday. However, we try to be as flexible wherever possible (depending on the property and time of year). Please ask us if your dates fall outside of these days and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Is the price shown per person or per property?
Our prices are for the rental of the whole of the property for up to the maximum capacity shown. In order to give you the greatest flexibility, prices do not include flights, car hire, insurance etc and you are free to purchase those items from any agents that you so wish.
What deposit is required?
In order to make a booking, you must pay a non refundable deposit of 35% of the total property rental price. If you are making your request less than 10 weeks before your arrival date (the day your property rental begins) you must pay the full cost of the property rental at the time of booking.
When is the balance due?
Balance due date(s) are shown on your Holiday Confirmation. We request the remaining balance to be paid on your arrival date.
Can I book online?
Yes, just click on the price for your chosen week and follow the simple online booking procedure. When we receive your booking we will call you back to confirm the details. Please note that if you book online whilst our office is closed, we will call you back as early as possible on the next working day so you should supply appropriate telephone numbers.
Can I make a balance payment online?
Yes. We have a secure payment page where you can make balance payments online by credit or debit card. Please click here to make payment
Is a security/breakage deposit payable?
A Security Damage Deposit will protect you against accidental damage to the property up to the value of €200. It excludes negligence, vandalism and incidental breakages such as glasses, crockery etc, which should be replaced locally. For any damage that exceeds €200 the owner reserves the right to invoice you for immediate payment.The Security Damage Deposit is collected from you on your arrival at the property.
Are there any extra costs not included in the rental price?
Occasionally, we have negotiated rental rates with owners exclusive of optional extras such as air conditioning, central heating or pool heating, which means that you will only pay for them if you need or wish to use them. In these cases, a supplement will apply, usually a weekly charge. It will be specified on the property description page if it is paid locally; if paid in advance it will be detailed on your confirmation invoice.
Can I add extra people?
Yes, though dependent on the size of the property. If a small party rate has been paid and the extra person(s) exceeds this, you will need to pay the full party rate. Dependent on the area, you may be asked to pay the local tourist tax.
What if I have to cancel?
Your cancellation or alteration request must be made in writing and will only be effective when received by us. Cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the service provider. Please see Terms & Conditions, for our full cancellation terms.
Is maid service included in the rental?
Depending on the house and the area, the cleaning service will vary from a minimum preparation clean, to two or three times weekly. In some cases extra cleaning can be arranged during your stay (payable locally).
For bookings of 2 weeks or more, the maid will carry out a light clean at the end of each week.
Will we be met at the airport?
If guests so wish we can arrange transfers for both arrival to and departure from the airport. Alternatively we can arrange for hire cars to be delivered to the airport if guests are considering hiring a vehicle to explore the area while they are on holiday. We use locally based companies which is advantageous as they know the areas of our featured properties well and so can help guets arrive to their destination promptly. These services are extra and are not included in the villa price.
Can you book transfers?
Yes, though in some areas we are not permitted to do this due to local government laws. Please get in touch with our office for further information.
What time is the property available from and what time must we leave on our last day?
Check-in / Check-out Times: Check-in 4.00pm, check-out 10.00am
Your property will usually be available for occupation from 4:00 pm on your arrival date. However, cleaners may still be working at this time and we ask that guests show understanding in allowing them to finish preparing the property. You will usually be required to vacate your property by 10:00 am on your departure date although cleaners and pool technicians may arrive as early as 9:00 am. Please bear in mind these timings when you book your travel.
Will we be met upon our arrival at our accommodation?
Depending on the property and the time of arrival, you'll be met by a member of the property's management team and the keys will be handed to you. In some cases, your transfer driver (if you have booked transfers with us) will hand you the keys.
Some of our properties also have a Key Safe system - the key will be left in the Key Safe for you so that you can let yourself into the property on arrival. We will of course supply you with the relevant code number ahead of your arrival. Our local Representative will endeavour to visit you at your property the day after your arrival (if you need to speak to him before then, you can contact him by phone / email).
Is a food pack provided?
At most properties owners offer a complimentary wecome pack of food and drink to provide a snack on arrival.
Does the property have wifi?
If a property has Wifi/an internet connection, this will be indicated in the description. Data limits may apply and reliability cannot be guaranteed. We are unable to accept responsibility or offer compensation for loss of connection or internet service.
Does the property have aircon?
If a property has aircon, this will be indicated in the description. Some properties will make an additional charge for usage and if the aircon is on a timer, this will also be indicated in the description.
Are pets allowed?
We have select properties where pets are allowed. If you would like to take your pet on holiday, please contact us before confirming your booking to discuss whether pets are allowed in your chosen property.
Are the pools heated?
Most swimming pools are not heated. However, where we do state 'Heated Pool' in the property description, this is considered an “additional service”. The cost of providing pool heating is usually payable as an extra and must be pre-arranged. Please note that in the vast majority of cases pool heaters are designed to increase the water temperature by approximately 3°C - 6°C from the ambient water temperature at the time (up to a maximum of 26 to 28°C). The water may therefore still feel cold even where heated. Pool heating is not normally available in July & August. If there is a pool cover it is recommended that this is deployed when the pool is not in use as this will help the pool water retain heat. The pool heating system takes 3 days to reach the desired temprature so guests are advised to request this feature at the time of booking so it will be ready for check-in. For guests who make a last minute booking this featrue may not be available for the first few days due to this warming up period.
How often will the pool be cleaned?
This is unique to the individual property. Usually the maintenance team will come 6 days a week but this may vary depending on the property. The schedule of cleaning will be found in the house book.
Are cots and high chairs available?
A cot, for a baby under two years, and a highchair, are in most cases provided free of charge if requested at the same time as booking the property. If there is a charge for a cot or highchair then you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
Cots may be a travel cot or of a more traditional style. We cannot guarantee that they will comply with British Standards, and if in doubt it is best to take your own.
Additional cots and highchairs can sometimes be provided and where this is the case cots will be charged at €30 each and highchairs at €15 each. All cots and highchairs added after the holiday booking has been confirmed will be charged at the rates above.
Do you inspect the properties?
Yes. We personally inspect and often stay overnight to ensure they offer all the comfort and facilities required. Our helpful reservations team regularly visit all the areas, are highly knowledgeable about the houses that we offer and have a wealth of first hand experience of the unique character, traditions and customs of each of our destinations. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you and guide you through the selection process of finding the perfect holiday.
Who do I contact if I have any problems during my stay?
Before your arrival, we will send you contact details for your local Representative. If you have queries relating to your chosen property your representative will contact the management agency responsible for looking after your accommodation and they will assist you with any problems that arise. If your query or problem is not related to your accommodation, please contact our local Representative for assistance. His contact details will also be given to you ahead of your arrival.
What currency should I take to Kalkan?
We would suggest you take a small amount of Turkish Lira with you to cover your first day or so plus some Sterling. You generally get a better rate of exchange in Turkey than you do outside of Turkey, so it's best to change up your money once you get to your destination.
There are numerous places in the town that will change money - you often get a better rate of exchange in some of the shops in the old town, than you do in the banks. We would however, strongly recommend that you don't take large amounts of cash out with you.
There are also numerous ATM's in the towns from which you can withdraw Turkish Lira using your own bank cards, however, you may need to check what charges may apply with your bank before you travel. And most restaurants and shops in the town will be happy to accept card payment.
What happens if I need medical attention on holiday?
There are a number of English-speaking doctors in our local areas. If you need assistance from one of them, please make contact with our local Representative and he will contact the Doctor on your behalf.
Health care in Turkey is not covered under the E111 as in the European Union and private health cover is necessary. You will therefore need to pay for a consultation and any medical treatment needed. It is therefore very important that you have adequate insurance cover in place before travelling.