Winter Rentals- Make more from your Kalkan Property

Winter Kalkan

While Kalkan is known for its buzzing summer vibes, we are seeing more and more guests looking for a winter escape. As a Kalkan property owner you could be missing out on an opportunity to maximise your rental revenue by closing your property for the whole winter. Although many businesses close over the winter months there are still eateries and coffee shops open, and the warmer climate means visitors can still enjoy a day at the beach or a more pleasant walk through the less crowded town.  Read on to see simple steps for winterizing your property and sales opportunities you could take advantage of.

Winter Rentals – Medium to Long Term Guests

Winter rentals

Don’t be mistaken in thinking that no-one will be interested in visiting Kalkan out of season. While Kalkan is predominantly a summer town, there are several target groups who want to spend time in our quaint town over winter.

Potential Buyers

Property buyers

People who are looking to buy a property here often want to experience a Kalkan winter before committing to a big investment. This could be a great opportunity for you to rent out your property and keep in running during low season. Consider offering reduced rates for medium to long term stays and you may find your property being snapped up for several months.

Digital Nomads

Digital nomads and remote workers are a fast-growing community who use telecommunication technologies to earn a living. The freedom of being able to work from anywhere allows them to travel and experience new places more freely than office based employees. Kalkan’s amazing natural location and proximity to great historical sites plus the mild winter climate makes this an attractive destination for this kind of dynamic traveller. This is a great target group for you as a Kalkan property owner.

Retired Travellers

Retired winter visitors

Retired travellers who are seeking a more leisurely pace of life are drawn to temperate places like Kalkan during the harsh UK winter months. They have fewer commitments than summer travellers who need to navigate school holidays or take time off work. You will likely get respectful guests who will keep your place in good order.

 

Winter Opportunities- Christmas and New Year

Kalkan New Year

Just like you have fallen in love with Kalkan, there are lots of loyal Kalkanites who would love to spend the festive holidays in their special place. Christmas and New year flights have always been readily available and there can be quite an atmosphere in Kalkan during these holidays. If you think opening up for the whole winter is too much, consider renting during this period when you can get a great weekly rate and boost your yearly revenue.

 

Preparing Your Property for Winter Rentals

Winter rental checklist

As you are used to the familiar to-do list for the commencement of the summer season, it may seem daunting to consider winter preparations. In spring it’s all about airing out beddings, filling the pool and arranging the outdoor furnishings.  It’s not quite as obvious what you need to do to prepare for the colder months. Here are some pointers to consider for your winter-ready check list:

Weather

When it rains in Kalkan – boy does it rain! Make sure your property is prepared for the strong winds and heavy downpours. Get your maintenance team to check and replace any damaged sealing around windows and doors. Make sure someone is going in to air the property to avoid any damp smells or mould and get your roof checked for any cracks where water could leak in.

Soft Furnishings

Even though the days are mild throughout winter the night times certainly come with a chill. Adding a few rugs to your shiny floors can help take the chill off. Warm duvets and covers should be available for all beds so your guests can sleep comfortably at night. Adding a few complimentary slippers is a great way to welcome your guests and keep them cosy.

Heating

Most properties have air conditioning throughout which can be switched to heating mode during the winter. You could consider investing in an electric or oiled filled heaters if you have a larger living area and of course stock up on some wood if you have an active fireplace.

Pool

If you don’t have a heated pool then be sure to empty and clean it at the end of the summer. You don’t want to have mosquitoes breeding in dirty and unsightly water as this will not impress your guests. Be sure to add a note in your property description to let guests know the pool is out of use during winter.

Internet

Internet connection

Having a good internet package with high-speed connection is going to be an advantage for winter rentals. Advertising this amenity will generate more interest and boost your bookings- especially from the remote workers group.

 

Work Space

Winter work space

If you want to appeal to the digital nomads group setting up a comfortable work space will set you in good stead. You can order office furniture from suppliers like Ikea in Antalya for a reasonable price.

 

How do I pitch my Winter Rates?

Winter rental rates

Generally your winter rates would be equal to your lower season rates like the months of April or October. They could perhaps be even lower depending on your maintenance requirements. If you don’t need to pay for pool maintenance, then you will be making a big saving on maintenance fees. Also, for longer stays you will not need to arrange regular cleaning and as the weather is cooler your air con units will not be working 24/7.

What are the benefits of winter rentals?

You will be making use of your already established asset and boosting your rental income. Also keeping your property ticking over with guests means someone is there keeping an eye on the place. Plus your summer set up will be less of a mammoth task as the property has remained active.

How can Kalkan Owners Direct Help?

Subscribe with us today and take advantage of our free property listing service. We work with you to create a fantastic and eye-catching listing for your property.  Our team is on hand to help you navigate our owners’ dashboard. Take the opportunity to maximise the potential of your Kalkan rental property in winter by signing up with us today. If you want advice or guidance, contact our team for friendly and professional support.

 

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