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Gorgeous Water & Topkapki Palace Views. Large Rooftop Terrace, Cafe in Lobby

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Last updated: 06/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This quiet 3 bedroom flat has a large roof terrace on the floor above with dining, food prep and barbecue. The views from the flat are of the Topkapki Palace and the Bosphorus. The views from the roof terrace are AMAZING!

This flat is charming with hardwood floors and antique Turkish tiles. There is Turkish art throughout the flat. There is central heat and 2 air conditioning units, plus ceiling fans throughout.

Details:

An antique wood entry door leads from the hall into the dining room which is lined in antique Turkish tiles.

There is a maple dining table which can seat up to 6, plus a table and 2 stools in the kitchen for taking coffee. (Most of our guests choose to have their meals on the roof terrace just one flight of stairs above.)

Just off the dining room is the ample, modern kitchen with black granite counter top and small table with stools. It is fully supplied with cooking utensils and appliances. If there is anything that you need in addition to what is supplied, please just ask.

There are 3 bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a separate air conditioning, queen sized bed, a large window, wood plank floors, closet space and shelves.
The second bedroom also has wide wood plank floors, a double bed, a Turkish hand stitched bedspread, ceiling fan, and bookshelf.
The third bedroom is a curtained-off alcove off the salon with 2 single beds, pine floors.

There are 2 bathrooms: One is large and lined in marble. It includes a marble basin, antique mirror, large marble shower & washing machine & shelves. The second bathroom is lined in antique Turkish tiles and contains the toilet.

The salon has a view of the Bosphorus and Topkapki Palace in Sultanahmet. Pine floors, large windows on 2 walls, a flat screen TV with satellite coverage, a landline telephone, and air conditioning.

You can rent this flat alone or combine with one of our other 2 flats on the same floor and/or the studio flat just above this apartment.

I am a travel writer who has selected apartments in 'real' neighborhoods located near but not in heavily touristed areas, so that you may experience authentic Istanbul with a view!

There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby of the building. Room service with just a call!

The location of this flat just one city block from Galata Tower, is excellent for dining and entertainment and easy access to all the sites. You can see many of the sites from the roof terrace! You can walk down the hill and catch the tram to the Old City or walk across the Galata Bridge to the Egyptian Spice Market and either take the tram to Sultanahmet or walk.

If you walk the opposite direction, you will find Galata Tower, and many restaurant and boutique lined alleys. A bit further up hill, takes you to Istiklal Avenue, the center of Istanbul's nightlife and dining.

Terrace Two sleeps 6 in beds (one bed is a double, one queen, one king/or 2 twins). You can sleep 8 in this flat if you use the sofa couch, but it is most comfortable for up to 6. Much larger groups can be accommodated by combining with one of our other flats.

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.

The rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a grill 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 5th floor of a building without an elevator.

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!

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

Refunds for deposits or balance payments after they have been paid are refundable ONLY if we are able to fill the flat for your dates with another guest - in which case we are happy to issue you a full refund for any funds paid!

We recommend you purchase travel insurance in case you have to cancel.

The flat will be booked in your name and reserved after we receive the initial deposit. In the infrequent case that 2 guests send deposits for the same flat, we will honor the deposit that was received first and refund the second.

Please respect the neighbors by being quiet in the flat, common areas, and especial on balconies and terraces after 11PM.

Smoking outside only please.

Please turn off heat, air conditioning, and lights when you leave the flat. Electricity is very expensive in Istanbul.

If there are any problems with the flat or with the neighbors, please call my manager Elif +90(0)5365544968 or assistant Davide +90(0)5416728636 and we will do our best to take care of it as soon as possible.

Please leave apartment keys on the dining table when you check out.

Winter rates excluding holidays (Dec 18-Jan 4) are 50% off!







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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside only please....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Collection of Turkish guidebooks....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite connection....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

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

  • Town
  • Water View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • 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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat throughout....moreless

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

    Seats up to 6 and has view of Bosphorus and Topkapi Palace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    landline for your use....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    There is a Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service during their open hours....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and french press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Freezer on top of refrigerator...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large and fully equipped. If there is anything else you need, please ask....moreless

  • Microwave:

    on request...moreless

  • Oven:

    small, counter top...moreless

  • 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

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with freezer on top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented for you on request...moreless

  • 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

  • Patio

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute bookings special
May 4 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$140
$950
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay
$195
$1,350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180
$1,190 $3,480

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:

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.

There is a one-time cleaning fee of $70.

Airport meeting & driver is $45 per car (8 passengers).

Deposits are refundable if we are able to book the flat on the same dates.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ataturk
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Hydrapasa

Car: Not Necessary

Sit on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the views up and down the Bosphorus and across the Golden Horn to the Old City. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service A few minutes walk to the best 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 in one direction, and the street leading up to Galata Tower/Square in the other. From the roof terrace on the floor 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. We have tables, chairs, umbrellas, a grill, and a food prep area with running water on the large shared (with 4 other flats) roof terrace.

 

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. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service during the hours they are open. 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch

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Photos

  • View of Topkapki Palace

    View of Topkapki Palace

  • Salon with wrap around windows, views of Topkapki Palace, flat screen TV

    Salon with wrap around windows, views of Topkapki Palace, flat screen TV

  • 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

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and A.C.

    Master bedroom with queen bed and A.C.

  • The flat is located 1/2 block down the hill from Galata Tower shown here.

    The flat is located 1/2 block down the hill from Galata Tower shown here.

  • Bedroom #2 with double bed, hand stitched Turkish bedspread & pillows

    Bedroom #2 with double bed, hand stitched Turkish bedspread & pillows

  • Large roof terrace with amazing views of the Old City and the Bosphorus. Grill

    Large roof terrace with amazing views of the Old City and the Bosphorus. Grill

  • Large kitchen with eat-in table & stools. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle...

    Large kitchen with eat-in table & stools. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle...

  • Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine

    Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine

  • Traditional Turkish 'toilet room' with antique tiles.

    Traditional Turkish 'toilet room' with antique tiles.

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

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

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

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

  • Dining room with antique Turkish tiles.

    Dining room with antique Turkish tiles.

  • A portion of the view from the salon. Not shown to the right is Topkapki Palace

    A portion of the view from the salon. Not shown to the right is Topkapki Palace

  • Master bedroom with queen bed, balinese spread, pillow, and art

    Master bedroom with queen bed, balinese spread, pillow, and art

  • Sunny salon with pine floors, flat screen TV, pine floors

    Sunny salon with pine floors, flat screen TV, pine floors

  • Bedroom #3, 2 Single beds in curtained alcove off salon.

    Bedroom #3, 2 Single beds in curtained alcove off salon.

  • Modern kitchen with granite counter top, pine floors.

    Modern kitchen with granite counter top, pine floors.

  • Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine

    Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine

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

    Magical night views from roof terrace just one floor up.

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

    Turkish tea garden 1 blk. away under the Galata Tower

  • A 10-min walk up the hill to Istiklal Ave. Ist's dining & entertainment center.

    A 10-min walk up the hill to Istiklal Ave. Ist's dining & entertainment center.

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Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
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