Cafe Life in Best Neighborhood.3BR,2BA,Elevator,Cafes, Walk 2 Taksim
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This charming 2 floor flat (with elevator, on 5th & 6th floors) is located in central Cihangir, surrounded by cafes and next to Cihangir's central tea garden. Just a 5 minute walk to Taksim Square and the subway and tram to Sultanahmet.
BONUS! A free 1-hour session with our personal concierge/guide who can help orient you to the neighborhood and help with logistical matters like where and how to purchase tram tickets. She is available for guided tours if you like. Rate also includes wifi, phone, digital cable tv, and air conditioning and radiant heat. We can arrange a driver to meet you at the airport holding up your name for $45 per car. (holds up to 8 guests + luggage).
Lots of tile and wood throughout this 2-story, 3 bedroom flat. It has an elevator and is on the 5th and 6th floors with inside staircase and separate entrances. City views. Decorated with a mixture of antiques and modern furniture and art from Turkey and Indonesia. Large fully supplied kitchen. 1 toilet and sink in bathroom downstairs, 1 toilet, sink, and shower/bath upstairs. All rooms in this house including the living-dining room can be closed off with solid wood doors to allow for greater privacy. There are 2 standing room only balconies. The balcony upstairs is enclosed. There is an elevator with separate entrances to each floor. Large sunny eat in kitchen with antique table and chairs.
This flat has a very homey feeling to it and is in an excellent location, with a cafes just downstairs 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. 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, sleeps 5 in beds, 8 if the sleeper couches are used. Ceiling fans in each room. A.C. in the 2 main bedrooms. Lots of windows and light and breezes in this flat.
Roomy and fabulously centrally located in the charming Cihangir neighborhood populated by artists, foreigners, and locals in the film business. Has a bohemian, turn of the century feel to it.
- Vacation Rental
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Convertible bed(s)
Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) we can bring portable crib. Just ask, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 sleeper sofas, 1 in living room that can be shut off with door and can double as 4th bedroom, and the other in the large 2nd bedroom....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
Lots of wood framed windows, wood and tile floors. 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. Wonderful cafes just downstairs....morecollapse
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
10 min walk to tram and/or subway. Surrounded by sidewalk cafes and a large tea garden. Also, the bakery, the butcher and the candlestick maker. Next to the antique area of Istanbul called Cucurcum. 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. Taxi stand across the street....morecollapse
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Our group of three (though there was plenty of space for more) found this home-away-from home apartment to be the ideal headquarters for a 10-day visit to Istanbul during June 2012. The location is perfect: a homey, picturesque, and vibrant local neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and traditional shops for every need as well as a couple of small supermarkets only a block or two away. There’s a public transit hub at Taksim Square, a ten-minute walk and, almost at the front door, plenty of Istanbul’s inexpensive taxis cruising by for the weary or lazy. A ride to or from the city’s furthest tourist destinations can be had for about 15 Turkish lira, or about $8.00. (If you’re returning to the apartment by taxi, be sure to tell the driver “Cihangir, Firuzaga Cami” [mosque], which will get you the right corner. Trying to use the actual address will take you on an endless odyssey with puzzled drivers stopping to get contradictory instructions from passersby.) The apartment is pleasant, functional, comfortable, well-equipped and maintained. The local managers are accessible and most helpful. The muezzin intoning the call to prayer at 4:30 A.M. from powerful speakers at the mosque directly across the way may awake you briefly from your slumbers, but you will soon fall asleep again with a smile of satisfaction about being in Istanbul and staying in such agreeable digs.
- Guest jetlag
- Date of stay 06/17/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Great spot, great location
Great spot, great location
Highly recommend. We were in Istanbul for a week for a wedding that was out at the Swissotel. Half our friends stayed at the Swissotel, the others in the Old City, and we had by far the best spot - easy walks up to Istikal Cadessi for dinner & shopping at night, easy walk to Sultanahmet for touristy stuff and a great vibe around the nearby Cihangir & Galata areas. Felt like we could get to all the tourist stuff we needed to while still feeling part of a more authentic & vibrant part of town. Apartment was cozy, but functional - we went with two families including 3 kids under the age of 10, and worked for all. Minor problem with the A/C but the property manager was very responsive, had it fixed in 24 hrs.
- Guest Boze
- Date of stay 08/16/11
- Review Submitted 08/24/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Perfect 3 bed room!
Perfect 3 bed room!
We were 4 women traveling to Istanbul for the first time. This is a lovely roomy apartment and in an artsy neighborhood. Great location for sightseeing, shopping and eating.Easy booking and very nice caretaker who answered all our questions and even recommended her local hammam.
- Guest clo
- Date of stay 10/30/10
- Review Submitted 11/20/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Grade A plus
Grade A plus
This place rates A Plus for comfort, convenience and class. The location is perfect - close to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars, etc. All of the rooms are large, light and airy and it is furnished very tastefully. It is the second of Robin's apartments I have stayed in and I could not recommend it higher - even at the risk of using it myself again.
- Guest Adelaide
- Date of stay 11/06/10
- Review Submitted 11/13/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
$210/night 1-4 guests regular season.$180 night Nov 15 - Mar 15, holidays $240 nt 5% off for 7+ nts, 10% 14+ nights, longer term rental discounts available $70 cleaning/prep fee $45 airport meeting & transfer from Ataturk, $70 from Sabiha rates are for 1-4 people, Each additional guest is $15 more/night $2000 per month Nov 15 - Mar 15.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: 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 for 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 I am about. Ask me for my blog address for more information.
Why the Owner Chose 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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 flat in a walking city of steep hills.
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One of 3 bedrooms. This lg bdrm leads to enclosed balcony & has sleeper sofa
salon with balcony overlooking cafes and tea garden
Salon leads out to small balcony overlooking mosque and cafes
Master bdrm with large windows, city view, A.C. Antique bed.
Single bedroom, windows to balcony
Cihangir's central tea garden in square next to flat
Streets of Cihangir
streets of Cucurcuma full of antiques, cafes, 1 block frm flat
typical buildings in neighborhood
reading nook in Salon
sunny salon with balcony
Large sunny kitchen with antique expandable table and chairs
Master bedroom with city views and large clothing wardrobe
large Bedroom 2 with double bed and sleeper couch, door to enclosed balcony. A.C
Backgammon game in the square outside the front door
Entrance hall leading to salon. Stairs are to 2nd floor of flat.
Kabob and durum stands a few steps from flat
Firuzaga Cafe around the corner from flat.
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