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Last Min Special April/May for Open Dates. Large 2-Story Flat, Central!

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Large sunny salon off balcony. Can be used as 4th bdrm w 2 sofa sleepers. Doors

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

25% off remaining available dates in April only.

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 also known as Cucurcuma. There is a cafe on the ground floor in addition to dozens just a few steps away from the flat.

As a travel writer, I live in apartments around the world. This is my Istanbul apartment. I love its central location and the safety of the neighbourhood. I also love that I can step out the door and choose from many cafes and easily walk everywhere. This neighbourhood is the favourite for Istanbul's creatives and for foreigners living in Istanbul.

Sleeps 5 in beds (3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths) and can sleep up to 8 with use of 2 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 to each floor 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.

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

50% off regular rates Nov 1-Mar 13 (holidays not included)

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!
Rates are for up to 4 guests. $20 per each extra guest per night in regular season, $10 per night for extra guests in winter and fall shoulder season.
We have a driver for $45 who will meet you at the airport and bring you to the flat.
There is a one-time cleaning/prep fee of $70.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : yes, elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    can provide baby crib and baby chair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside on balcony only please....moreless

  • 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

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.

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • 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

  • Elevator:

    yes, elevator...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Across the street...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat in each room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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

  • Telephone:

    local calls or incoming international....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    fast...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and electric kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    blender, toaster, etc......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 8+...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Can be provided on request...moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard kitchen oven with burners on top....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Large w freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Bicycles:

    we can help you rent bicycles...moreless

  • Boat:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

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

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April/May last minute bookings
Apr 9 - May 28, 2015
2 night min stay
$149
$999

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170
$1,090 $2,900

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 fee $70
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates are for 4 guests, +$20 more per night for extra guests .

$70 cleaning

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.


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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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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 (Cucurcuma). 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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Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch

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  • Large sunny salon off balcony. Can be used as  4th bdrm w 2 sofa sleepers. Doors

    Large sunny salon off balcony. Can be used as 4th bdrm w 2 sofa sleepers. Doors

  • 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

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

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

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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