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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: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Istanbul apartment 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, with 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.

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.

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, excluding holidays.

Keywords: Flat, Penthouse, views

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                outside on terrace only please...moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              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: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom 2

                ...moreless

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              • 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

              Kitchen & 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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Kitchen:

                fully equipped. Tiles, wood floor...moreless

              • Microwave:

                ask and we will provide...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                full size w freezer...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Heating:

                radiant heat...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              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

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Library
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    famous mosques of Sultanahmet + Topkapki Palace...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Fishing
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Ruins
                  • Marina
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Synagogues
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sailing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 11 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holiday
                  Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,450
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,470 $4,445
                  * 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
                  • 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.

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

                  30% total rate + 3.9% transaction fee to paypal.com or bank wire to reserve. Email deposit to 1worldaccommodations@gmail.com. Balance in cash on arrival. $70 cleaning/prep fee. $45 per car for airport pickup (highly recommended as this flat is hard to find for taxi drivers who do not know where it is.)


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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. Walk down the hill (Istanbul is a city of hills) to the waterfront and 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 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.


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

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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

                  VRBO #330754

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  $245 - $275 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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