How do I know my booking is safe?
Alternatifrentals.com comes to you from Alternatif Property. We are licensed property agents based in Kalkan, with over 8 years trading experience. Your reservation will be made using our booking form, which is effectively your rental contract. We are based in Kalkan, but are easily obtainable via email, telephone, whatsapp and Viber should you have any queries regarding your booking. The terms of the reservation you have made will always be clearly stated on your booking form, so we advise that you take the time to read through these properly.
Booking terms for our villas and apartments are determined by the owner of the property. All owners will require a deposit to secure your dates, normally this is in the region of 25% of the booking value. The payment of the rental booking balance will then be required between 10 and 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. Most owners require a security deposit, which will be paid by you at the same time as your balance payment. This is then kept on account and will be returned to you within 1 week after you arrive back in the UK (an inspection of the property will be made by us, or by the owner’s management agents to ensure that no damage has been caused)
Payment Methods Accepted
We can take payment for your booking via bank transfer, alternatively you can pay via Paypal (please note that a surcharge will be applied for Paypal payments)
In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel your holiday, then cancellation terms will apply. Booking cancellation terms are set by each owner, but please note that in most cases, your initial reservation deposit will normally NOT be refundable. We strongly advise that you take out travel insurance to cover you in the eventuality that you have to cancel your holiday More Detail.
GETTING TO AND FROM KALKAN
We can provide your airport transfers for you, at competitive rates. We work with a local professional & fully licensed transfer partner. We can also provide hire cars if you require these during your stay
ADVANCE GUEST INFORMATION
We provide all of our guests with a comprehensive Advance Guest Information pack, which includes information about the property you are staying in including how to access it, your airport transfer, welcome meetings, and also information on additional services available to you during your holiday, & useful information about Kalkan.
CHECKING IN / CHECKING OUT
Unless otherwise specified on your booking form, or agreed with us separately in advance, our normal check in time for properties is 4pm, and check out is at 11am. Please note – if you wish to extend your stay on your final day in your property, there will normally be a separate charge for this. If you have an early morning arrival flight, we can also help book you short term accommodation in local hotels, to use until your property is available.
Nursery Equipment Hire
We can hire in equipment for your baby/toddler, and have this ready and waiting for you in your property. Items available for hire include: travel cots, high chairs, toy boxes (age specific), baby gym, baby jumper/walker, baby bouncer, booster seat, buggy, bumbo, and stair gates. We recommend that you book these items at the same time as making your property booking, as demand can be high, particularly for stays during the high season months. Please contact us for more information
Private Catering Services
Why not organise a private chef to come to your property and cater for you and your guests/friends? Whether this is for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or for a BBQ or dinner/lunch party, it’s surprisingly affordable – on a par with, or cheaper than eating out in most cases! Our contacts can prepare you a special menu, will come and cook and serve this in your property, and will do all the clearing up too! Ask us for more information
PRIVATE GULET BOAT TRIPS
Boat trips (gulet boats) are one of the most popular and best value days out in Kalkan. If you are interested in hiring a gulet boat for you and your group, then please let us know in advance, as these get very booked up, particularly in the high season months.
There are so many exciting and interesting activities to do during your holiday in Kalkan. The local area is blessed with a wealth of historical sites, stunning beaches, and outstanding natural sites, such as Saklikent gorge. So whether you like to be active, are a history buff, or just like to shop and relax during your break we have an excursion that will be right up your street!
Click on the link for more information Excursion List 2015
All excursions can be booked in advance of your holiday, or you can book these at your welcome meeting. They can be paid for in sterling, or in local currency if you prefer
FLIGHTS & TRAVEL
For booking flights independently, we recommend using SKYSCANNER.NET, Skyscanner will give you search results for ALL airlines, including low cost airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2 etc (most of the other flight search engines exclude these)
We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance as soon as possible after booking your holiday to cover all eventualities, particularly health cover. Health care in Turkey is not covered under the E111 as in the European Union and private health cover is necessary. However the standard of private care in the area is excellent and generally significantly cheaper than European private hospitals.
Destination weddings in Kalkan are becoming ever more popular. We can help by referring you to Kalkan’s premier wedding planning service. Or maybe you have already planned your wedding and are looking for accommodation for large groups of guests? If so, we are well versed in providing this service. Please get in touch with us for more detailed information.
(N.B - we recommend that you and your guests book accommodation as soon as possible after the wedding dates have been set to ensure the best selection and accommodation costs)