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Water & Old City Views, Balcony, Charming Central Neighborhood, 3bdrm

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Views of Topkapki Palace and much more from salon and balcony.

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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

I provide flats around the world with the amenities I choose when traveling. This flat is spacious with AMAZING views of the water and Istanbul's most famous sites, and it is in my favorite neighborhood of Cihangir. It has a lovely terrace with stunning views, an iron table and chairs.
Parquet wood floors throughout.
Enjoy magical Istanbul without having to leave your flat!

Bedrooms (all are quiet):
Master bedroom - queen sized bed with a wardrobe for your clothing. Large window, ceiling fan. A.C.

Bedroom #2 - 2 single beds (which can be moved together to create one king size bed if you wish). Wardrobe for clothing, and a large window.

Bedroom #3, is our "Sultan's Nook" in an alcove off the dining room, made private with curtains. From the bed, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Bosphorus. A.C.

Sleeper sofa in the salon will sleep an additional 2 guests, so although this apartment is most comfortable for 6, it can accommodate up to 8.

A.C. throughout and we have added another unit in the back bedroom to keep the flat cool in warmer months. Radiant heat throughout.

Fully equipped kitchen also with a view!
Washing machine.

1 1/4 bathrooms - one bathroom contains a sink and toilet, the other a shower/tub combo & sink.

The flat is on the first floor (1 flight stairs up) in a charming, safe neighborhood. Rent this flat with the one just above it at a discount for large groups.

The flat on the floor above this one has an identical layout and similar decor. If the dates you are looking for are booked for this flat, ask about our Cihangir Three flat. You may rent both together at a discount for large groups.

There is a tree that when in full bloom (summer & early fall) filters a slice of the view. From Dec - May, the leaves are off and the view is wide open again. Even with the tree, the views are breathtaking.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

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

    outside on balcony only please...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets welcome...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Nice quiet room at the back of the apartment....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Quiet bedroom at back of the apartment. ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New comfy sleeper sofa sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Our Sultan's Room. Views!...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) one bed in master bedroom, the other in Sultan's nook, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be moved together to create a king bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new fold-out sofa couch in living room, Add our flat above this one for an additional 3 bedrooms and 2 more toilets. Master and singles bedroom are at back of apartment. Very quiet. Other side of flat is on hillside with schoolyard 1 block over and sometimes a cruise ship at dock below....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower

    large with sink and mirror. Fluffy towels...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Features: toilet & sink...moreless

  • Bathrooms are located conveniently between bedrooms and salon. Two separate rooms next to each other. Shower/tub room is spacious, and the toilet room is small with sink. This flat has 1 toilet. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In this flat, you feel as if you are in the middle of a bay with Sultanahmet skyline to your right and the ships of the Bosphorus and the Asian shore in front of you and to your left. A delightful neighborhood lovingly written about in the book 'Istanbul' by Orhan Pamuk. Close to everything while far away enough to give the feeling of living in this magical city. A recent Guardian article named the Cihangir neighborhood as one of the most liveable in the world. If you don't like being treated like a tourist and want the convenience of getting to the sites when you want, this is the perfect location. Rent this flat with the flat above it for 30% off....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    views of the mosque-studded Old City - Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and more...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Look out across the Bosphorus Strait to the Marmara Sea beyond, the Old City and Asia...moreless

  • Water View:

    Gorgeous Bosphorus and Marmara Sea from the Sultan's Nook, the salon, the dining room, and the balcony...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Views from dining room. There is also a table for dining on the balcony....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    2 AC units, lots of air flow throughout flat with large opening windows, ceiling fans....moreless

  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat throughout....moreless

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

    Nice sheets and towels, at least 2 per bed/person...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Roomy, sunny, gorgeous views, flat screen TV....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street:

    Wherever you can find it, autos not recommended. Istanbul is a walking city w limited parking and traffic jams, and cheap public & taxi transport. Conveniently, cars can pull up in front of this flat....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    incoming long distance, outgoing local...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy white towels and Turkish handtowels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Fast and reliable....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    on request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full supply. Just ask if there's anything else you need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully set of dishes, flatware, glasses, and cooking pans. If you need something more, just ask....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped medium size kitchen. Includes a washing machine....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full gas/electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics like salt and sugar. For a small fee we can shop for you before you arrive....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Dine or sip a glass of wine w breathtaking views on yr private balcony. Gorgeous water and mosque-studded Old City across the Golden Horn & Asia across the Bosphorus views....moreless

  • Boat:

    You are just up hill from the ferries port. Take the funicular up the hill to Taksim Square from the Findikli tram stop to avoid the walk back uphill. Or walk up the steps to the flat and skip the gym...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Ask before you arrive and we can bring one....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170
$1,020 $3,060

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 $70

Notes:

Long term stays of 2 weeks or longer require an additional $70 cleaning fee for a once every 2 week cleaning.

Although the views are absolutely stunning year round in this flat, they are partially filtered May 15 - Nov 15 due to a beautiful tree off the balcony.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ataturk Airport, 30 min. by car
Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Nearest Barpub
many all around
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
About a 15 min walk
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 min walk to Taksim or down hill to tram
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
on outskirts of Beyoglu
Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Nearest Restaurant
many all around
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kilyos on Black Sea or Princes' Islands

Car: Not Necessary

Charming turn-of-the-century neighborhood with cafes, cobblestone streets, boutiques, traditional and international restaurants, 10 minute walk to Taksim Square and metro. Just up the hill from the tram which will take you to the old city in minutes. and just up the hill from Kabatas Ferry station. 1 city block to taxi stand. Charming neighborhood favoured by Istanbul's creatives and foreigners living in Istanbul.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a travel writer who has lived in and traveled to over 2 dozen countries. I prefer flats to hotels, and have chosen some of my favorite places on the planet in which to provide apartments to rent to other global travelers. It's the only way to travel as it takes you out of the tourist observer mode and puts you squarely into the the 'real' spirit of Place. I rent out flats that have the following characteristics: 1. Location just outside the tourist zone so that you get to feel like you 'live' in Istanbul rather than the canned version of tourism in tourist zones. Close enough to the sites and public transportation to get to the main sites easily. There's a lot to see within easy walking distance of this flat! 2. Beautiful views that leave no doubt where you are, 3. A minimum of 2 bedrooms in each flat. This flat contains 3 bedrooms.

Why the Owner Chose Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey:
Istanbul is my favorite city in the world and Cihangir is my favorite neighborhood. Istanbul is colorful, vibrant, layered with history and filled with the melodious sound of Middle Eastern music and dance, and the call to prayer. It has some of the world's most delicious food, and best of all is the Turks themselves - the most hospitable people on the planet. If you stay in a hotel in this city, you might not ever learn this fact, which is why I rent this flat in the charming, central neighborhood of Cihangir. Once you've 'lived' in Istanbul, however briefly, you will love Turks! The neighborhood of Cihangir was recently voted best place to live by the Guardian. (UK) And these two flats are together, allowing large groups to stay together. This is a spacious apartment, perfect for 4, fine for 6, and can accommodate up to 8, but will be crowded. It has 3 bedrooms and views that are amazing.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
There are beautiful Turkish tiles in the bathrooms. Two 3 bedroom flats atop each other for large families and groups. Rent separately or together. I love the light that streams into these flats each morning and the views from the salons, dining rooms, kitchens, Sultan's bedrooms, and private balconies are amazing. Like being in a resort on a bay - but then you turn to the right and see the mosque studded skyline of Sultanahmet and you remember that you are in Istanbul - the most magical city in the world. This neighborhood is the perfect combination of foreign and locals and is loaded with fabulous restaurants, sidewalk cafes, antique stores and more. It is close to public transportation with easy access to the Bosphorus. It is the perfect area to escape the over-stimulation of Sultanahmet and relax in the artists and intellectuals favorite neighborhood, while close enough to be at the major sites within minutes when you want to be. Or simply sit back, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the ships passing by on the Bosphorus and a view of the Old City of Sultanahmet from your balcony. You may never want to leave!


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

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Photos

  • Views of Topkapki Palace and much more from salon and balcony.

    Views of Topkapki Palace and much more from salon and balcony.

  • Salon and dining with views of Bosphorus & Old city. Sunny! Wood floors.

    Salon and dining with views of Bosphorus & Old city. Sunny! Wood floors.

  • Magical views of Topkapki Palace and the mosque-studded Old City + Bosphorus!

    Magical views of Topkapki Palace and the mosque-studded Old City + Bosphorus!

  • Quiet master bedroom has a queen sized bed, A.C., ceiling fan, wardrobe.

    Quiet master bedroom has a queen sized bed, A.C., ceiling fan, wardrobe.

  • Sultan's Nook with a view. Queen bed.

    Sultan's Nook with a view. Queen bed.

  • Sleeper sofa in salon.

    Sleeper sofa in salon.

  • Views that stretch across the salon and dining room.

    Views that stretch across the salon and dining room.

  • Turkish lights in dining room, overlooking The Blue Mosque.

    Turkish lights in dining room, overlooking The Blue Mosque.

  • Turkish tiles line the walls of the large bathroom.

    Turkish tiles line the walls of the large bathroom.

  • Rainwater shower head in tub/shower combo. Large bathroom.

    Rainwater shower head in tub/shower combo. Large bathroom.

  • Cihangir is full of outdoor cafes and delicious restaurants near flat.

    Cihangir is full of outdoor cafes and delicious restaurants near flat.

  • A typical street in the Cihangir neighborhood.

    A typical street in the Cihangir neighborhood.

  • Sweeping water & Old City views from your private balcony in charming area.

    Sweeping water & Old City views from your private balcony in charming area.

  • Sunny flat with expansive views.

    Sunny flat with expansive views.

  • Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

    Your own private balcony overlooking the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet

  • Quiet bedroom with twin beds & an armoire. Ceiling fan.

    Quiet bedroom with twin beds & an armoire. Ceiling fan.

  • small slice of a huge vu looking out salon and dining room across balcony

    small slice of a huge vu looking out salon and dining room across balcony

  • Kitchen is open to salon, dining, balcony and view!

    Kitchen is open to salon, dining, balcony and view!

  • Dining room, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

    Dining room, parquet floors. Gorgeous views.

  • View from kitchen window of salon and dining room.

    View from kitchen window of salon and dining room.

  • Combo shower/tub in bathroom.

    Combo shower/tub in bathroom.

  • Sit on your private balcony with a glass of wine and watch the ships go by.

    Sit on your private balcony with a glass of wine and watch the ships go by.

  • Charming Cihangir neighborhood.

    Charming Cihangir neighborhood.

  • Comfy, sunny salon with sofa sleeper and amazing views.

    Comfy, sunny salon with sofa sleeper and amazing views.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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