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Spacious W Elevator, Cafe on Ground Floor & Tea Garden Next Door. Charm!

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Lg salon, not shown - alcove w another couch. Leads to balcony. Lg sleeper sofa

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Istanbul apartment description

This spacious, sunny 2 story flat on the 5th & 6th floors has city views and an elevator! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen. Charming and comfortable, and best of all is its location in central Cihangir, surrounded by cafes and next to Cihangir's central tea garden and antique alley.

Sleeps 5 in beds (3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths) and can sleep up to 8 with use of sleeper sofas in the salon. Ask about our other flat (identical layout) just below this one for large groups.

Much of Cihangir is hilly, but this flat is located in a flat location. On the first floor of the building is a delightful restaurant, and there are literally dozens of cafes within a few steps away. This flat is just a short walk or tram ride to all the major sites. http://bit.ly/17lDVlp

Lots of tile and wood and Turkish textiles throughout this 2-story, 3 bedroom flat. It has an inside staircase as well as separate entrances accessible by elevator. City views. Decorated with a mixture of antiques and modern furniture and art from Turkey and Indonesia.

Has a large fully supplied kitchen. 1 toilet + sink in bathroom downstairs, bathroom upstairs includes 1 toilet, sink, + shower/bath. All rooms in this house including the living-dining room can be closed off with solid wood doors to allow for greater privacy. Beautiful wood and tile floors throughout.

There are 2 standing balconies. The balcony upstairs is enclosed.

Large sunny eat in kitchen with antique table and chairs. The living room is spacious and cozy and can be closed off with a door to create a 4th bedroom with 1 large + 1 single sleeper sofa.

This spacious flat has a very homey feeling to it and is in an excellent location (for this hilly city!), with cafes just downstairs and all around (and they deliver!). For a taste of Istanbullan life, this is the flat! Cihangir's main tea garden is just next door.

Just a few minutes walk from this flat puts you just about anywhere you want to go. There is a taxi stand across the street. The tram is down the hill. Antique Alley (Cucurcuma) is one block away. Walk to Taksim or Istiklal Avenue in 5-10 min.

Feel like you live in a charming village in this flat as it is surrounded by traditional and modern cafes, and is just one block from Cucurcuma - also known as Antique Alley.

Ceiling fans in each room. A.C. Lots of windows and light and breezes in this flat. Lots of counter space and a real oven in the kitchen.

Located in the charming Cihangir neighborhood populated by artists, foreigners, and locals in the film business. Neighborhood has a bohemian, turn of the century feel to it.

40% off regular rates Nov 1-April 1, 2014! (holidays not included)
50% off regular rates for long term rentals Nov 1 - April 1, 2014

Regular Rates
2 Nights $ 210.00 per night
7+ nights $200.00 per night
14+ nights $158.00 per night
30+ nights/monthly rate $4200 per month
Rates are for 1-4 guests. Additional guests are $20 more per night.

Rate includes wifi, phone, satellite tv, air conditioning and radiant heat. We can arrange a driver to meet you at the airport holding up your name for a small fee. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $70.

You will LOVE this flat.

50% off regular rates Nov 15-March 15!

Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • 6 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : yes, elevator

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Istanbul is not very handicap accessible, but of all of our flats this one fits this bill best. The area outside the flat is a cement 'square'. Wheelchair can go upstairs using the elevator as there are separate entrances for each floor as well as inside staircase....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside on balcony only please....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                can provide baby crib and baby chair...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                antiques, lg window w city view, lots of storage...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                lg bedroom w/ enclosed balcony. Sunny....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

                bright room w/ antique textiles, private...moreless

              • Salon: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Salon has 2 sleeper couches and shuts off from rest of house...moreless

              • We can bring portable crib. Just ask, 2 Sleep Sofas in living room that can be shut off with door and can double as 4th bedroom. Bedrooms have wood floors, doors, and window frames. Lots of antiques and Turkish textiles throughout. A wall of wood storage cabinets in bedroom #1 and large window with city views. Bedrooms and 1 bathroom are on the 6th floor; salon, kitchen and bathroom #2 on 5th floor. Staircase between floors, also elevator with separate entrances. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Also sink. located in hall between living room & kitchen...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                also has sink. Located in hall between bedrooms....moreless

              • Tile floors and walls. Conveniently located, one on each floor.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                large roomy, sunny kitchen with antique table, Turkish settee and dining chairs. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                basics like salt & pepper, water...more can be added on request...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                order food delivered from restaurants in the neighborhood....moreless

              • Stove:

                4 burner stovetop integrated with standing oven....moreless

              • Dining:

                expandable table, child's highchair on request...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                service for 8+...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                7...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 7 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Really cozy and bright with standing balcony. Has alcove, flat screen tv, 2 couches, 2 easy chairs, turkish carpet, wood floors, bookshelf w books, ...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                3 AC units in apartment - in 2 bedrooms and living room, ceiling fans and many windows that open to let fresh breezes in....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                integrated washer/dryer and clothing line off balcony....moreless

              • Heating:

                radiant heat in each room...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Across the street...moreless

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

              Other Amenities

                  • Lots of wood framed windows, wood and tile floors, Turkish textiles and art. Wonderful location in the middle of the Cihangir neighborhood made famous by writer Irhan Permak, in his book 'Istanbul', and recently featured in a Guardian article as 'One of the Best Places to Live'. Next door to Cihangir's main tea garden. Ma & Pa cafes just downstairs w delicious food. They deliver! So much entertainment,shopping and food right out your door....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    large selection guide books, paperbacks and a few coffee table books. Turkish cookbooks in English too!...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Beautiful backgammon set and a few children's DVD games....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    a few videos left by guests, also some music...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    local calls or incoming international....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        A Turkish hamam just down the street about 2 blocks....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        located on a square w/ cafes, a square, tea garden, children playing, locals meeting over tea...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        2 narrow standing room balconies. One is open, the other in glass enclosure...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        small, ask staff to put it on the balcony if you would like to use it....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        short distance to ferries and water taxis....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Village:

                            this area feels like a small village with cafes on the bottom floor of the building and antique alley 1 block away....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Racquetball
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Boating
                          • Walking
                          • Shopping
                          • Synagogues
                          • Ruins
                          • Playground
                          • Marina
                          • Library
                          • Duty Free Shops
                          • Churches
                          • Arboretum
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall/Winter, excl holidays
                          Nov 15 - Mar 15, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $85
                          $510 $1,700
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $170
                          $1,090 $2,900
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning/prep fee $70
                          • utilities long stay $200
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are for 4 guests, each additional guest is $20 more per night.

                          We offer half day tours & airport pickups for reasonable rates.

                          You will LOVE this neighborhood. Everything you need within steps of your door. The baker, the candlestick maker :), the key maker, the grocer, and so much more...Feel like you LIVE in a charming nook of Istanbul with easy access to the major tourist sites.

                          Holidays (Dec 17-Jan 5) are standard rates.

                          Pay 30% of total +3.9% transaction fee via paypal.com or bank wire. Balance in cash on arrival. Email for details.

                          $70 one-time cleaning fee for 2 weeks or less stays. Cleaning fee every 2 weeks for longer stays.

                          Utility/water/building maintenance fee of $200 per month for month or longer stays.


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                          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ataturk Airport, 30 min. by car
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Kabatas
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          tram just down the hill
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Princes' Islands, 30 min by fast ferry

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Amazing neighborhood...central and you'll feel like you live in a village surrounded by sidewalk cafes, check out this guide we have put together for you for things to do in the area. There are many more cafes within a few feet of this flat that we can give you info about after you check on. Our favorite attractions in Istanbul - http://bit.ly/17lDVlp

                          10 min or less walk to tram and/or subway. Surrounded by sidewalk cafes and a large tea garden and antique alley. Great walking area. Very safe neighborhood. Just minutes walk from Istiklal, Istanbul's pedestrian dining and shopping street. This neighborhood has charm galore and is within easy reach of all the sites. Just 5 min walk to subway, or 10 min walk to tram which will wisk you to Sultanahmet in 10 min. Taxi stand across the street. You will LOVE this neighborhood...a great combination of traditional and modern.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About: I am a travel writer who rents flats in my favorite places on the planet to global travelers. I believe that when we 'live' in the places we visit, even briefly, we connect on a deeper level. After all, it is mostly the residents who make up the character of the places we visit. I began renting flats to stay in myself when I traveled many years ago, and learned that my experiences were far richer when I traveled in this manner. And so, I look for my favorite neighborhoods and apartments in my favorite cities, and provide them to other global travelers. Connection is what excites me. Ask me for my blog address for more information. By the way, I was in Istanbul during the demonstrations and I am still here, in fact extending my stay because it is a heartwarming time to be here. I realize that most of what you see is the news lately are protests, but that was contained in specific areas, easy to avoid. All is peaceful now and the current movement is a grass roots one - a reaching out to the people of Anatolia to inspire them to also stand up for freedom of speech. Turkey is evolving and it is an exciting time to be here. (written Aug 2013). You will be entirely safe. 99.9% of Istanbul was entirely unaffected by the demonstrations.

                          Why Istanbul:
                          Perfect location in a charming neighborhood surrounded by cafes and tea gardens. The layout of this flat will give you lots of room and privacy. And you can get to all the sites easily from here. Right next door to Antique Alley in Cucurcuma.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          If you have a large group, ask about the flat below this one. If available, they can be rented together. I love this location as I can get anywhere I want to go in minutes and the area is very safe. Out of all our flats, this one has the most neighborly feeling. City views. And this apartment happens to be in a flat area in a city that is full of steep hills.


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                          • Lg salon, not shown - alcove w another couch. Leads to balcony. Lg sleeper sofa

                            Lg salon, not shown - alcove w another couch. Leads to balcony. Lg sleeper sofa

                          • Salon has 2 sleeper sofas and can be used as bedroom #4

                            Salon has 2 sleeper sofas and can be used as bedroom #4

                          • Bedroom #1 w antiques, lg closets, wood floors, lg windows overlooking city vu

                            Bedroom #1 w antiques, lg closets, wood floors, lg windows overlooking city vu

                          • Bdrm #2, roomy, sun, wood floors, enclosed balcony, sm couch, lg wood windows

                            Bdrm #2, roomy, sun, wood floors, enclosed balcony, sm couch, lg wood windows

                          • Bdrm #3, single bed, wood floors, Turkish and Thailand textiles.

                            Bdrm #3, single bed, wood floors, Turkish and Thailand textiles.

                          • Antique dining table expands to seat 8

                            Antique dining table expands to seat 8

                          • Great neighborhood! Firuzaga Cafe next door is just 1 of many cafes steps away

                            Great neighborhood! Firuzaga Cafe next door is just 1 of many cafes steps away

                          • Yummy Turkish breakfast on the ground floor, or in any of dozens of cafes nearby

                            Yummy Turkish breakfast on the ground floor, or in any of dozens of cafes nearby

                          • Dine in courtyard right out your front door at this Greek/Turkish cafe

                            Dine in courtyard right out your front door at this Greek/Turkish cafe

                          • typical buildings in neighborhood

                            typical buildings in neighborhood

                          • Antique Alley 1 block away

                            Antique Alley 1 block away

                          • Kabob and durum stands a few steps from flat

                            Kabob and durum stands a few steps from flat

                          • Large sunny salon off balcony. Can be closed w door to create 4th bdrm

                            Large sunny salon off balcony. Can be closed w door to create 4th bdrm

                          • Comfy salon w flat screen tv, lg sleeper sofa, closes off w door to create berm

                            Comfy salon w flat screen tv, lg sleeper sofa, closes off w door to create berm

                          • View from master bedroom

                            View from master bedroom

                          • Bedroom #2, roomy, sunny, adjoins an enclosed balcony.

                            Bedroom #2, roomy, sunny, adjoins an enclosed balcony.

                          • Lg fully supplied kitchen. Full oven w stovetop, refrig/freezer, microwave...

                            Lg fully supplied kitchen. Full oven w stovetop, refrig/freezer, microwave...

                          • Antique table & chairs. Expands to seat 6. Sunny large kitchen.

                            Antique table & chairs. Expands to seat 6. Sunny large kitchen.

                          • The chef and restaurant owner of the cafe on the 1st floor. Delicious!

                            The chef and restaurant owner of the cafe on the 1st floor. Delicious!

                          • Crete salad served on 1st floor, and there are dozens & dozens of other cafes

                            Crete salad served on 1st floor, and there are dozens & dozens of other cafes

                          • Across the street - Pide (flat Turkish bread) maker

                            Across the street - Pide (flat Turkish bread) maker

                          • in the middle of bohemian, central Cihangir neighborhood

                            in the middle of bohemian, central Cihangir neighborhood

                          • Streets of Cihangir, delightful mix of old and new. Bohemian chic.

                            Streets of Cihangir, delightful mix of old and new. Bohemian chic.

                          • Downstairs hall looking toward salon & stairs to 2nd floor.Wood trim, doors,tile

                            Downstairs hall looking toward salon & stairs to 2nd floor.Wood trim, doors,tile

                          VRBO #288687

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                          Sleeps 8

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