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50% Off Fall/Winter. 3bdrm, Vus of Bos.& Old City, Balcony, Cntrl Neighborhood

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small slice of a huge vu looking out salon and dining room across balcony

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Istanbul apartment description

50% off November 15 - Mar 15, 2014, excepting holidays.

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 per night.

Note: We have another flat on the floor above this one with identical layout and similar decor. If the dates you are looking for are booked for this flat, ask about our Cihangir Three flat.
Rent together for large groups.

I am a travel writer who has selected my favorite flats in a few cities around the world. Renting a flat, as opposed to a hotel room, is my favorite way to feel like I am part of a place when I am visiting. This flat - Cihangir Two - is one of my favorites. It is spacious, and located in a lovely neighborhood and has knock your socks off views!
We have just renovated it, opening up the kitchen to views and repainting, refinishing the floors and more.

View the ships on the Bosphorus and the magical mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet from this 3 bdrm flat, dine & relax on balcony overlooking all or enjoy the views from the living room, and dining room.

There are 3 bdrms, and 1 large renovated bath with Turkish tiles (bathroom is 2 rooms with toilet & lavatory in 1 room, bath/shower & lavatory in another room), new tile in kitchen and hall floor, sunny and spacious, shiny parquet wood floors, amazing neighborhood...Our Cihangir #2 flat is your perfect 'home away from home.'


The bohemian neighborhood of Cihangir is lovingly written about by Irhan Pamuk in 'Istanbul' and was recently voted One of the Best Places to Live by the Guardian.

Located just minutes from all the major sites. Populated by artists, intellectuals, film industry people, and foreigners. Cobblestone streets, wonderful turn of the century architecture, sidewalk cafes... Often compared to Montmarte in Paris or Soho in NYC.

Enjoy a birds' eye view of the tourist zone from your private balcony as opposed to living in the middle of the it. Get the feel of real Istanbul while being close enough to all the major sites to go there when you want to.

Enjoy the sidewalk cafes and boutiques of Cihangir, a 10 min walk to Taksim Square and Istiklal with 950+ restaurants and clubs, and just up the hill from the tram that will whisk you to the Old City.

From your private balcony, sip a glass of wine while watching ships and ferries traverse the famous and historic Golden Horn while across the water the view of mosque-studded Sultanahmet with Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, will simply blow you away.

It's a view that few hotel rooms have and you'll have your own private flat in Istanbul's best neighborhood.

Beds: In each flat - Two queen sized beds and 2 twin beds (which can be moved together to create one king size bed if you wish). The third bedroom - our Sultan's Nook - is a curtained off alcove with a queen sized bed and beautiful view of the Bosphorus.

Fully equipped kitchen. Separate rooms for the toilet and bathtub/shower. It is on the first floor (1 flight stairs) in a quiet neighborhood.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                outside on balcony only please...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Well behaved pets welcome...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Nice quiet room at the back of the apartment....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Quiet bedroom at back of the apartment. ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                New comfy sleeper sofa sleeps 2...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                We call this the Sultan's Room. Views!...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) one bed in master bedroom, the other in Sultan's nook, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be moved together to create a king bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new fold-out sofa couch in living room, Add our flat above this one for an additional 3 bedrooms and 2 more toilets....moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower

                large with sink and mirror. Fluffy towels...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Features: toilet Notes: Small separate 'powder room' w toile...moreless

              • Bathrooms are located conveniently between bedrooms and salon. Two separate rooms next to each other. Shower/tub room is spacious, and the toilet room is small with sink. Our new flat above this one features 2 toilets....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Basics like salt and sugar. For a small fee we can shop for you before you arrive....moreless

              • Dining:

                Views from dining room. There is also a table for dining on the balcony....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                fully set of dishes, flatware, glasses, and cooking pans....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                full supply. Just ask if there's anything else you need....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped medium size kitchen. ...moreless

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Wherever you can find it, autos not recommended. Istanbul is a walking city with limited parking and traffic jams, and cheap public and taxi transport....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                AC, lots of air flow throughout flat with large opening windows, ceiling fans....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                yes/combo with washer. Also there is a a clothing line off balcony....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Nice sheets and towels, at least 2 per bed/person...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Roomy, sunny, gorgeous views, flat screen TV....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Fluffy white towels and Turkish handtowels....moreless

              • Heating:

                radiant heat throughout....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                yes...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • In these 2 flats, you feel as if you are in the middle of a bay with Sultanahmet skyline to your right and the ships of the Bosphorus and the Asian shore in front of you and to your left. A delightful neighborhood lovingly written about in the book 'Istanbul' by Orhan Pamuk. Close to everything while far away enough to give the feeling of living in this magical city. A recent Guardian article named the Cihangir neighborhood as one of the most liveable in the world. If you don't like being treated like a tourist but want the convenience of getting to the sites when you want to, these are the perfect flats. Rent them separately or together for an additional 10% off....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Hook up your iPad/phone/pod to our speakers....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    a few left by other guests. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    incoming long distance, outgoing local...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Dine or sip a glass of wine w breathtaking views on yr private balcony. Gorgeous water and mosque-studded Old City across the Golden Horn & Asia across the Bosphorus views....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    You are just up the hill from the ferries and water taxis....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Ask before you arrive and we will supply....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Can help you rent if you like....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Gorgeous Bosphorus and Marmara Sea from the Sultan's Nook, the salon, the dining room, and the balcony...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Look out across the Bosphorus Strait to the Marmara Sea beyond, the Old City and Asia...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    views of the mosque-studded Old City - Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and more...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cycling
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Marina
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Boating
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holidays
                  Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,100
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $220
                  $1,470 $4,350
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Listed rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.

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                  Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Ataturk Airport, 30 min. by car
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  About a 15 min walk
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  10 min walk to Taksim or down hill to tram
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  on outskirts of Beyoglu
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Kilyos on Black Sea or Princes' Islands
                  Istanbul
                  Nearest Barpub
                  many all around
                  Istanbul
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  many all around

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Charming turn-of-the-century neighborhood with cafes, cobblestone streets, boutiques, traditional and international restaurants, 10 minute walk to Taksim Square and metro. Just up the hill from the tram which will take you to the old city in minutes. Close to taxi stand. Close to ferries and water taxis.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I am a travel writer who has lived in and traveled to over 2 dozen countries. I always stay in flats and have chosen some of my favorite places on the planet in which to provide apartments to rent to other global travelers. It's the only way to travel as it takes you out of the tourist observer mode and puts you squarely into the the 'real' spirit of Place. All my flats have: 1. location just outside the tourist zone so that you might get to 'live' in the area however briefly as opposed to being hounded like a tourist. Close enough to the sites and public transportation to get to the 'tourist zone' easily, 2. beautiful views that leave no doubt where you are, 3. A minimum of 2 bedrooms in each flat

                  Why the Owner Chose Istanbul:
                  Istanbul is my favorite city in the world and Cihangir is my favorite neighborhood. Istanbul is colorful, vibrant, layered with history and filled with the melodious sound of Middle Eastern music and dance, and the call to prayer. It has some of the world's most delicious food, and best of all is the Turks themselves - the most hospitable people on the planet. If you stay in a hotel in this city, you might not ever learn this fact, which is why I rent this flat in the charming, central neighborhood of Cihangir. Once you've 'lived' in Istanbul, however briefly, you will love Turks! The neighborhood of Cihangir was recently voted best place to live by the Guardian. (UK) And these two flats are together, allowing large groups to stay together.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Two flats together for large families and groups. Rent separately or together. I love the light that streams into these flats each morning and the views from the salons, dining rooms, and private balconies are amazing. Like being in a resort on a bay - but then you turn to the right and see the mosque studded skyline of Sultanahmet and you remember that you are in Istanbul - the most magical city in the world. This neighborhood is the perfect combination of foreign and locals and is loaded with fabulous restaurants and is close to public transportation and access to the Bosphorus. It is the perfect area to escape the over-stimulation of Sultanahmet and relax in the artists and intellectuals favorite neighborhood, while close enough to be at the major sites within minutes when you want to be. Or simply sit back, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the ships passing by on the Bosphorus and a view of the Old City of Sultanahmet from your balcony. You may never want to leave!


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                  Speaks: spanish, english

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                  Photos

                  • small slice of a huge vu looking out salon and dining room across balcony

                    small slice of a huge vu looking out salon and dining room across balcony

                  • Salon with a wall of windows out to view that is picture postcard beautiful.

                    Salon with a wall of windows out to view that is picture postcard beautiful.

                  • view of the mosques of Sultanahmet from flat, only a 10 min tram ride away.

                    view of the mosques of Sultanahmet from flat, only a 10 min tram ride away.

                  • Kitchen w window to salon, dining and incredible views.

                    Kitchen w window to salon, dining and incredible views.

                  • Such an expansive view from this flat...this slice includes the Topkapki Palace

                    Such an expansive view from this flat...this slice includes the Topkapki Palace

                  • Dine with an expansive view of the Bosphorus

                    Dine with an expansive view of the Bosphorus

                  • Bedroom #3, 'The Sultan's Room' with a view

                    Bedroom #3, 'The Sultan's Room' with a view

                  • Master bdrm includes wardrobe,mirror,antique baskets,& windows onto quiet street

                    Master bdrm includes wardrobe,mirror,antique baskets,& windows onto quiet street

                  • master bedroom. Beautiful handmade crafts and crisp linens in each room.

                    master bedroom. Beautiful handmade crafts and crisp linens in each room.

                  • Lg bathroom w sink & combo tub/shower. Toilet in separate rm. Turkish tiles.

                    Lg bathroom w sink & combo tub/shower. Toilet in separate rm. Turkish tiles.

                  • Your across-the-street neighbors (non view side of flat).

                    Your across-the-street neighbors (non view side of flat).

                  • This melon vendor pulls his wares through the neighborhood with a horse.

                    This melon vendor pulls his wares through the neighborhood with a horse.

                  • Sunset view from salon and balcony.

                    Sunset view from salon and balcony.

                  • There is now a large window in wall where TV is opening up kitchen to btfl views

                    There is now a large window in wall where TV is opening up kitchen to btfl views

                  • Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

                    Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

                  • View of kitchen from salon

                    View of kitchen from salon

                  • Dining room, antique runner, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

                    Dining room, antique runner, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

                  • Turkish lights in dining room, overlooking The Blue Mosque.

                    Turkish lights in dining room, overlooking The Blue Mosque.

                  • Handstitched Turkish susane on bed in Sultans bedrm, antiques throughout, views!

                    Handstitched Turkish susane on bed in Sultans bedrm, antiques throughout, views!

                  • Nice linens and many Turkish touches throughout.

                    Nice linens and many Turkish touches throughout.

                  • Bathroom includes tub/shower combo,Turkish tiles,tile floors. Toilet separate rm

                    Bathroom includes tub/shower combo,Turkish tiles,tile floors. Toilet separate rm

                  • Expansive views of Golden Horn, Marmara Sea, Prince's Islands, Asia, Old City...

                    Expansive views of Golden Horn, Marmara Sea, Prince's Islands, Asia, Old City...

                  • Cihangir is full of outdoor cafes and delicious restaurants near flat.

                    Cihangir is full of outdoor cafes and delicious restaurants near flat.

                  • One of several neighborhood specialty food/deli shops

                    One of several neighborhood specialty food/deli shops

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  $220 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 0.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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