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50% Fall/Winter Discount! New Renov, Views Frm Every Room!, Private Terrace

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Mosque-Studded Skyline of Sultanahmet from your private terrace

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

As a travel writer, I have stayed in apartments around the world. This recently renovated flat - Terrace Three - is one of my favorites.

Terrace Three flat is a large 2+ bedroom flat that can easily be converted to a 3-bedroom, by closing off the salon with a door and using the large convertible couch as a 3rd bed. It may be rented alone or in combination with the studio apartment (Terrace Four) upstairs to make it a 3/4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2 kitchen apartment. Or combined with one of our other 2 flats on the same floor. Private terrace with spell binding views of the mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet. The large roof terrace on the floor just above is shared with our 4 flats and offers expansive views, an excellent place to dine and see the famous skyline of Istanbul.

It has views from nearly every room Gleaming wood floors, wood windows, antique wood doors throughout, mosaic tiles in the bathroom, new furniture and Turkish antiques, and beautiful Turkish carpets and textiles on the floors and walls.

Rate includes wifi, phone, satellite flat screen tv, air conditioning and radiant heat.

We can arrange a driver to meet you at the airport for $45 per car. (holds up to 8 guests + luggage). We also offer 1/2 and full day tours.

Rates are for up to 4 guests, and each additional guest is $20 more per night. You may add the studio flat on the floor above for $80 per night.

Lots of seating and food prep area and barbeque on the large roof terrace above. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching ships from around the world enter the Bopshorus from the Marmara Sea. Look across the Golden Horn towards the magical mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet. Great for large groups. We have 4 flats in this building 4th and 5th floors, which you may mix and match for your small or large groups.

Or if you are a small group of 6 or fewer, you may enjoy just hanging on your private terrace which also has beautiful views.

The Galata area cannot be beat for convenience, views, central location, historic panache, shopping, dining, entertainment, and a fabulous mix of old and new. Just 1 block from the historic Galata Tower, the neighborhood is charming and full of history at every turn. Lately many boutiques and cafes have begun opening in the area and it is the newest bohemian artistic cultural haunt in Istanbul.

The streets near this flat overflow with tea gardens and dining establishments - from street vendors selling fresh pomegranate juice and kabobs, to Turkish meyhanes with live music, to world class restaurants . Stores in the area sell everything from hand painted Iznik tiles and nargile pipes, to Turkish musical instruments, to fresh spices, to fresh-caught fish at the seaside. Walk to the Modern Museum or take the tram to Hagia Sofia Mosque....all of this and much more these flats.

A short walk puts you in Istanbul's best dining and entertaining area of Tunel, which is the area on the opposite end of the famous pedestrian walkway called Istiklal, from Taksim Square. At last count there were over 1000 restaurants and bars on this street and surrounding alleyways.

A short walk down the hill puts you at the Galata Bridge. Walk across passing the hundreds of Turkish men fishing from the pier, past fish restaurants on the lower level of the bridge, or catch the tram and take it all the way to Sultanahmet. On the other side of the bridge is the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a bit further on, is the world's first and oldest indoor shopping mall - the Grand Bazaar.

This area has far too many attractions to begin to list them all!

5 flights of stairs in this typical 'old' Istanbul building. The flat is quiet.

Cook and dine outside with all of Istanbul at your feet either on your private terrace or on the large roof terrace above. Stunning views all around.

Terrace Three is on the 5th floor of an old rustic building one of the designated historic areas of Istanbul. No elevator, and worth the climb! The optional 3rd bedroom/studio flat is just up one flight of stairs, on the 6th floor. We have 2 other flats on the same floor with Terrace Three which you may rent to accommodate a large group.

50% DISCOUNTS off regular season rates Nov 15-March 15, excluding holidays.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    outside on terrace only please...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 4-9

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be moved together. Views, quiet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sunny, Views!...moreless

  • Salon, opt 3rd bedroom: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfy sleeper sofa, room shuts off with door, Views!...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 + kitchen & bath: 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    optional bedroom/studio flat on floor above. +$80 per nt...moreless

  • twins/or king, queen, sofa sleeper, add optional studio flat above for another twin + comfy queen futon + kitchenette and bathroom. Views! Adjacent to large shared roof terrace....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    This small bathroom has a toilet and sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    This large bathroom w views features a large shower & sink....moreless

  • Terrace Three main bathroom has a large shower + sink + washing machine. The toilet is in a separate room. Add another shower room + toilet room by renting the studio flat above for $80 more per night....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Turkish art on the walls and floors, outdoor teak furniture. Views in this flat that cannot be beat! Private terrace + use of shared large terrace on floor above....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    famous mosques of Sultanahmet + Topkapki Palace...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Marmara Sea and Golden Horn...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine in sunny view dining room or on private terrace with wrap around views. Or on the shared rooftop terrace one flight stairs above....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units in back bedroom and salon. Ceiling fans throughout...moreless

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

    radiant heat...moreless

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

    wrap around windows with unbelievable views. Open sliding windows in summer to feel like you are on a private terrace....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough for 8...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic, can stock kitchen for $40 fee + cost of food....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size w freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    stove top burners...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private covered balcony w teak table and chairs + large private covered terrace w jaw dropping views of Sultanahmet and the Bosphorus...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    on shared rooftop terrace, can provide small grill for private terrace on request...moreless

  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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$245
$1,470 $4,410

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:

  • cleaning/prep fee $70
  • airport meeting/driver $45
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

50% off regular rates Nov 15- Mar 15 (holidays excluded).

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night. $10 more per night during slow season.

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

Taxe included. $70 cleaning/prep fee. Airport meeting/driver for $45 per car (8 passengers)


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ataturk Airport, 30-45 min. by car
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
all over neighborhood
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Emininou and Kabatas
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Funicular to subway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
all over neighborhood, within steps of flat
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Black Sea or Princes' Islands

Car: Not Necessary

'Music Street' which is one shop after anther full of Turkish instruments, is just up the street, Babylon concert hall 5 minute walk, Turkish Meyhane (traditional Turkish dining) area about a 5 minute walk. Sufi dancing 10 min walk. Walk down the hill (Istanbul is a city of hills) to eat fresh sardines on the waterfront while watching the boats come and go. Galata Tower is just 1/2 block up hill and is surrounded by cafes, boutiques and delightful alleyways full of authentic Turkish surprises. The tram is just down the hill, or walk uphill 5 min and take the trolley to Taksim Square. Or just sit on the roof terrace above your apartment and take it all in.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a travel writer and former travel magazine editor who has lived and traveled around the world . I began renting flats in Istanbul in 2006 to bring Westerners to the 'real' Istanbul. Istanbul is magic - my favorite city in the world. It is my hope that by staying in one of my flats, that you will leave Istanbul as much in love with the city and its people as I am.

Why the Owner Chose Istanbul:
Gorgeous views from atop this hill near Galata Tower, easy access to all the sites, a great variety of shopping, and just because this area is fascinating historically, culturally and gastronomically. Never a dull moment in this neighborhood! Full of artists and creative types. It has everything I look for in a lively big city neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Views unlike any you'll find anywhere else. You may not want to leave the flat with Istanbul at your feet! From the flat you can watch the ships from around the world move up and down the Bosphorus, enter and exit the Marmara Sea, and view the famous mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch, turkish

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Photos

  • Mosque-Studded Skyline of Sultanahmet from your private terrace

    Mosque-Studded Skyline of Sultanahmet from your private terrace

  • Sleeper sofa in salon. Views!

    Sleeper sofa in salon. Views!

  • dining room w views

    dining room w views

  • View from Salon and Terrace and Dining

    View from Salon and Terrace and Dining

  • Bedroom 1 arranged with twins. Can be arranged as 1 large bed

    Bedroom 1 arranged with twins. Can be arranged as 1 large bed

  • Bedroom #2 w queen bed

    Bedroom #2 w queen bed

  • Shower room w washer and large shower 2 view

    Shower room w washer and large shower 2 view

  • separate toilet room

    separate toilet room

  • Rooftop terrace just above with unbelievable views of Bosphorus & Old City

    Rooftop terrace just above with unbelievable views of Bosphorus & Old City

  • Magical night views from your private lanai and shared roof terrace.

    Magical night views from your private lanai and shared roof terrace.

  • View Over the Boshphorus from flat

    View Over the Boshphorus from flat

  • Living Room from Dining Room

    Living Room from Dining Room

  • salon looking to private terrace

    salon looking to private terrace

  • Turkish antique textiles in salon

    Turkish antique textiles in salon

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Bedroom #1, can be made arranged with twin beds.

    Bedroom #1, can be made arranged with twin beds.

  • Bedroom #2, more views

    Bedroom #2, more views

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • shower with a view of Sultanahmet

    shower with a view of Sultanahmet

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • Optional Bedroom #3/Studio above, twin bd & futon, adjacent to roof terrace

    Optional Bedroom #3/Studio above, twin bd & futon, adjacent to roof terrace

  • just part of your view from this flat and the rooftop terrace

    just part of your view from this flat and the rooftop terrace

  • Al Fresco Dining in the Galata Neighborhood

    Al Fresco Dining in the Galata Neighborhood

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch, turkish
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