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50% Fall/Winter Discount! Water & Topkapki Palace Vus. 3 Bdrm, Galata

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Views from terrace above- Bosphorus to Asia, in flat vus of Bosphorus & Topkapki

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Istanbul apartment description

50% off regular rates Nov 15 -March 15, 2015! Holidays (Dec 15-Jan 5) excluded.


This flat has a large recently renovated roof terrace above with dining, food prep and barbecue above. The views from the flat are very nice, and the views from the roof terrace are AMAZING! Rent alone or combine with one of our other 3 flats that share the roof terrace, 2 are on the same floor, 1 studio flat just above this apartment.

I am a travel writer who prefers to stay in apartments in 'real' neighborhoods located near tourist areas, but purposely outside of the main tourist haunts in order to give me the feeling of actually living in the place I am visiting. I've chosen my favorite homes away from home in my favorite cities around the world. This apartment - Terrace Two in Istanbul - is one of them.

Terrace Two is one of 4 flats in the same building, 3 on one floor, and a small studio apartment/or extra bedroom on the floor above. You can mix and match the flats according to your needs. This advert is for our 'Terrace Two' flat with a few photos of Terrace Four upstairs, which you may add to this flat for a 4th bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Photos for this studio flat, just one flight of stairs above, are identified by T4.

Configuration of the Terrace Two flat: 2 enclosed bedrooms, and 1 curtained off alcove/bedroom with twin beds. The studio flat above, which may be added for an additional $80 per night) has a single bed and a double futon, it's own kitchen and a large bathroom. Great views and adjacent to the roof terrace.

Large modern kitchen and separate dining room. One bathroom with marble shower, washer & dryer & sink. Toilet is in a separate room with antique Turkish tiles.

The location of our Galata Terrace flats is excellent for dining and entertainment and easy access to all the sites. You can see many of the sites from the terrace! Terrace Two sleeps 6 in beds (one bed is a double, one queen, one king/or 2 twins), 8 including foldout couch, but a bit small for 8. If you add the studio apartment upstairs, it will sleep up to 11.

Great neighborhood! You can steer clear of the carpet salesmen and tour guides while being close enough to Sultanahmet to visit when you want to. Best of all you can sit on the roof terrace and enjoy a view of Sultanahmet that is unsurpassed. All around you are surrounded with Turkish charm - a mix of modern and traditional. One block away is the Galata Tower - the Coit Tower of Istanbul. Many restaurants and tea gardens line this square.

A 5 min walk uphill puts you in the best dining area in all of Istanbul. Istiklal is a 2-mile pedestrian walkway with many off-alleys full of outdoor cafes and meyhanes. Just 10 min walk down hill puts you on the Galata Bridge across which you can walk to the Egyptian Spice Market or take a short ride on the tram to the Grand Bazaar or many other sites.

We have 3 other flats on the same floor. Just ask and we'll send information about those flats too. Great for large groups.

The rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a barbeque and a large outdoor seating area for dining and entertaining under the stars surrounded by a picture perfect postcard view of old Istanbul and the regal Bosphorus.

These flats are located on the 4th floor of an old building without an elevator. Although our flats have recently been renovated and are very nice, the building itself is typical 'old' Istanbul. The area and building are safe. And the views are just about the best you'll find anywhere in the city.

You'll love this flat!

Regular Rates
2 Nights $ 180.00 per night
7+ nights $170.00 per night
14+ nights $135.00 per night
30+ nights/monthly rate $3500 per month

Nov. 1, 2013 - April 1, 2014
40% off regular rates for stays of up to 3 weeks.
50% off month+ rentals Nov 1 - April 1, 2014





Keywords: Apartment, flat, views, large,

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking outside only please....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Sunny, large window. Pine floors. A.C....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Private and quiet room w fan...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Can be moved together to make large bed. Sunny alcove....moreless

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

                Sleeps up to 2....moreless

              • Bedroom 4 optional: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                upstairs, add for $80 per nt. Sleeps 3. Views!...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) can be moved together to create king size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double sofa bed in living room. Also there is a studio flat upstairs which you can add for an additional 2 beds and bathroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: shower

                marble sink, washing machine, large shower, marble walls...moreless

              • Bathroom 2, toilet: toilet

                Toilet only, antique Turkish tiles on floor and walls...moreless

              • Bathroom 3 optional: toilet

                lg bathroom w view when you rent studio flat above...moreless

              • 1.25, 1 large marble bathroom with marble sink, antique mirror, large shower, washing machine. Toilet is in a separate room with beautiful Turkish tiles. Add a 3rd bathroom by renting the studio flat above for only $80 more per night high season, only $50 per night Nov 1 - Apr 1....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic only, if you'd like us to stock the kitchen before you arrive, please ask. We can stock the kitchen for you for $40 + cost of groceries....moreless

              • Dining:

                Can add more chairs if you like, but most of our guests choose to dine on the roof terrace where there is room for 12+....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plates and flat ware, pots and pans, serving dishes, glasses. If you need more, just ask!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                fully supplied, if there's something you need not in the flat, please ask....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip coffee maker and french press....moreless

              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Catering Available
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                a unit in salon and bedroom #1. Ceiling fans throughout....moreless

              • Heating:

                Radiant heat throughout....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Large roof terrace 1 floor above with running water, barbeque and outdoor dining. Incredible views. Wonderful place to entertain and soak up Istanbul from a seagull's eye view. Rent the studio flat above for only $80 more per night high season, $50 per night Nov 1-Apr 1....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Large flat screen TV...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large roof terrace with breathtaking views and dining and outdoor food prep area. Shared with our 4 flats....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Nice large grill next to food prep area on the roof terrace...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Can be rented for you on request...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    From living room views across Bosphorus to Topkapki Palace, and up the street towards Galata Tower. ...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    From living room views across Bosphorus to Topkapki Palace, and up the street towards Galata Tower....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Ruins
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Synagogues
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 13 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holiday
                  Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $220
                  $1,320
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,190 $3,480
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning/Prep $70
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Fall/Winter rate is 50% off regular rates. Ask about our longer term rates for regular season.

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

                  30% total for deposit, balance paid on arrival. Ask for details.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Ataturk
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Hydrapasa

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Sit on rooftop terrace and enjoy the views up and down the Bosphorus and across the Golden Horn to the Old City. A few minutes walk to the best concentration of good dining and entertainment in Istanbul. A few tram stops away from the Old City. On a hill near Galata Tower. The flat has views of the Bosphorus and Topkapki Palace from one direction, and the street leading up to Galata Tower/Square in the other. From the roof terrace above, sit back and view the mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet and views across the Bosphorus to Asia, the Marmara Sea, Golden Horn and more.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About: Travel writer, workshop leader, connector of cultures. Google me at robin-AT-robinsparks-DOT-com

                  Why Istanbul:
                  Love this area. Bustling with activity, perfectly located in the center of everything one might want to do in Istanbul. A historical area that is slowly being gentrified and retains just enough 'old' Istanbul while giving options for the best dining and entertainment in Istanbul.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Views, and close proximity to all the sites. I love being able to walk everywhere from here - or take a quick easy (and cheap) cab ride or tram to wherever I want to go. And the stairs to the flat insure that I leave Istanbul in better physical shape than when I arrived!


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                  Photos

                  • Views from terrace above- Bosphorus to Asia, in flat vus of Bosphorus & Topkapki

                    Views from terrace above- Bosphorus to Asia, in flat vus of Bosphorus & Topkapki

                  • Part of the view from salon

                    Part of the view from salon

                  • Magical night views from roof terrace just one floor up.

                    Magical night views from roof terrace just one floor up.

                  • Bedroom #1, queen bed, large window, closet and shelves, wood plank floors

                    Bedroom #1, queen bed, large window, closet and shelves, wood plank floors

                  • Bedroom #2 has double bed. Cover is hand-sewn Turkish Susane.

                    Bedroom #2 has double bed. Cover is hand-sewn Turkish Susane.

                  • Salon and twin bed alcove, hall leads to bathrooms, bedroom, kitchen, dining.

                    Salon and twin bed alcove, hall leads to bathrooms, bedroom, kitchen, dining.

                  • Kitchen looking towards entrance to flat

                    Kitchen looking towards entrance to flat

                  • Antique Turkish tiles in toilet, entrance and dining room.Toilet in separate rm.

                    Antique Turkish tiles in toilet, entrance and dining room.Toilet in separate rm.

                  • Turkish tea garden 1 blk. away under the Galata Tower

                    Turkish tea garden 1 blk. away under the Galata Tower

                  • Turkish lighting store on the corner

                    Turkish lighting store on the corner

                  • neighborhood delights

                    neighborhood delights

                  • Large flat screen TV in salon. Pine floors.

                    Large flat screen TV in salon. Pine floors.

                  • Salon. Sofa converts into sleeper. Salon has a new flat screen TV.

                    Salon. Sofa converts into sleeper. Salon has a new flat screen TV.

                  • View of Topkapki Palace from salon and rooftop terrace above.

                    View of Topkapki Palace from salon and rooftop terrace above.

                  • rooftop dining...what doesn't show in this photo is the amazing vu of Old City

                    rooftop dining...what doesn't show in this photo is the amazing vu of Old City

                  • Balinese and Turkish art and textiles throughout. This is bedroom #1.

                    Balinese and Turkish art and textiles throughout. This is bedroom #1.

                  • Bedroom #3, Twin beds in alcove. Hardwood floors.

                    Bedroom #3, Twin beds in alcove. Hardwood floors.

                  • Large fully equipped kitchen. Pine floors.

                    Large fully equipped kitchen. Pine floors.

                  • Dining area with antique Turkish tile floor.

                    Dining area with antique Turkish tile floor.

                  • Main bathroom has marble walls, & in the large shower. Washing machine not shown

                    Main bathroom has marble walls, & in the large shower. Washing machine not shown

                  • Istanbul icon, the Galata Tower is 1/2 block away

                    Istanbul icon, the Galata Tower is 1/2 block away

                  • a 5-min walk up the hill to Istiklal Ave. the center of Ist's dining & entertain

                    a 5-min walk up the hill to Istiklal Ave. the center of Ist's dining & entertain

                  • walk to Jazz Club near flat

                    walk to Jazz Club near flat

                  • Roof terrace at night. Not shown in this vu is the famous mosque-studded skyline

                    Roof terrace at night. Not shown in this vu is the famous mosque-studded skyline

                  VRBO #270568

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                  Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

                  $180 - $220 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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