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Views! Balcony, Charming Central Neighborhood, 3bdrm

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Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

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Last updated: 07/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

I am a travel writer who has selected my favorite flats in a few cities around the world. This Cihangir 2 flat is one of them. I chose this flat because it is spacious with AMAZING views of the water and Istanbul's most famous sites, and is in my favorite neighborhood of Cihangir. There is a tree that when in full bloom (summer & fall) blocks a small part of the view. During winter and spring the leaves are off and the view is wide open again. Even with the tree, the views are breathtaking. The flat above this one, is also available for rent and has unobstructed views.

Bedrooms (all are quiet):
Master bedroom - queen sized bed and a wardrobe for your clothing. Large window, ceiling fan.

Bedroom #2 - 2 single beds (which can be moved together to create one king size bed if you wish). Wardrobe for clothing, and a large window.

Bedroom #3, is our "Sultan's Nook" in a room off the dining room, made private with curtains. From the bed, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Bosphorus.

Fully equipped kitchen also with a view!

Washing machine. 1 1/2 bathrooms - one contains a sink and toilet, the other a shower/tub combo & sink.

The flat is on the first floor (1 flight stairs up) in a quiet neighborhood. Rent this flat with the one just above it at a discount for large groups.

The flat on the floor above this one has an identical layout and similar decor. If the dates you are looking for are booked for this flat, ask about our Cihangir Three flat. You may rent both together at a discount for large groups.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    outside on balcony only please...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets welcome...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

    Our 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 & sink...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

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

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

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

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

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

  • Water View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat throughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • 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

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    incoming long distance, outgoing local...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy white towels and Turkish handtowels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Fast and reliable....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    on request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped medium size kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    standard microwave on request...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full gas/electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

Outside

  • 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

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
$230
$1,599

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $228 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 5 - Mar 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$115
$800 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,350 $4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $193 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • airport meeting & driver $45
  • cleaning/prep $70
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Long term stays of 2 weeks or longer require an additional $70 cleaning fee for a once every 2 week cleaning.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ataturk Airport, 30 min. by car
Istanbul
Nearest Barpub
many all around
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
Istanbul
Nearest Restaurant
many all around
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kilyos on Black Sea or Princes' Islands

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. and just up the hill from Kabatas Ferry station. 1 city block to taxi stand. Charming neighborhood favoured by Istanbul's creatives and foreigners living in Istanbul.

 

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. I rent out flats that have these characteristics: 1. Location just outside the tourist zone so that you might get to feel like you 'live' in Istanbul rather than being hounded by vendors in the tourist zone. 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. This flat contains 3 bedrooms.

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, kitchens, Sultan's bedrooms, 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, sidewalk cafes, antique stores and more. It is close to public transportation with easy 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch

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Photos

  • Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

    Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

  • 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

  • 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

  • View of kitchen from salon

    View of kitchen from salon

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Large tub/shower combo

    Large tub/shower combo

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

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

  • One of several neighborhood specialty food/deli shops

    One of several neighborhood specialty food/deli shops

  • Sunset view from salon and balcony.

    Sunset view from salon and 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.

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

    Kitchen w window to salon, dining and incredible views.

  • Dining room, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

    Dining room, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

  • 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

  • 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.

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Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
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