Bosphorus+ Views from Flat & Rooftop Terrace, Fun Galata Neighborhood, Sleeps 6+(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms and Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
This flat is charming with hardwood floors and antique Turkish tiles. There is Turkish art throughout the flat. There is central heat and 2 air conditioning units, plus ceiling fans throughout.
An antique wood entry door leads from the hall into the dining room which is lined in antique Turkish tiles.
There is an antique dining table which can seat up to 8 with leaves pulled out, plus a table and 2 stools in the kitchen for taking coffee. Most of our guests choose to have their meals on the roof terrace just one flight of stairs above.
Just off the dining room is the ample, modern kitchen with black granite counter top and small table with stools. It is fully supplied with cooking utensils and appliances. If there is anything that you need in addition to what is supplied, please just ask.
There are 3 bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a separate air conditioning unit, queen sized bed, a large window, wood plank floors, closet space and shelves.
The second bedroom also has wide wood plank floors, a double bed, a Turkish hand stitched bedspread, ceiling fan, and bookshelf.
The third bedroom is in an alcove off the salon with 2 single beds, and pine floors.
There are 2 bathrooms: One is large and lined in marble and includes a marble basin, antique mirror, large marble shower & washing machine & shelves. The second bathroom is lined in antique Turkish tiles and contains the toilet.
The salon has a view of the Bosphorus and Topkapki Palace in Sultanahmet. Pine floors, large windows on 2 walls, a flat screen TV with satellite coverage, a landline telephone, and air conditioning.
You can rent this flat alone or combine with one of our other 2 flats on the same floor and/or the studio flat just above this apartment.
I am a travel writer who has selected apartments in 'real' neighborhoods located near but not in heavily touristed areas, so that you may experience authentic Istanbul with a view! The November 2015 issue of Conde Naste Traveler Magazine listed this neighborhood as one of the best places in Istanbul to stay and visit.
There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby of the building. Room service with just a call! Excellent food for low prices. And cafes all around. Galata Tower is just 1 city block away. The newest happening area is Karakoy, a short walk from this flat.
The location of this flat just one city block from Galata Tower, is excellent for dining and entertainment and easy access to all the sites. You can see many of the sites from the roof terrace! You can walk down the hill and catch the tram to the Old City or walk across the Galata Bridge to the Egyptian Spice Market and either take the tram to Sultanahmet or walk.
If you walk the opposite direction, you will find Galata Tower, and many restaurant and boutique lined alleys. A bit further up hill, takes you to Istiklal Avenue, the center of Istanbul's nightlife and dining.
Terrace Two sleeps 6 in beds (one bed is a double, one queen, one king/or 2 twins). You can sleep 8 in this flat if you use the sofa couch, but it is most comfortable for up to 6. Much larger groups can be accommodated by combining with one of our other flats.
Great neighborhood! You can steer clear of the carpet salesmen and tour guides while being close enough to Sultanahmet to visit when you want to. Best of all you can sit on the roof terrace and enjoy a view of Sultanahmet that is unsurpassed. All around you are surrounded with Turkish charm - a mix of modern and traditional.
The shared rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a grill and a large outdoor seating area for dining and entertaining under the stars surrounded by a picture perfect postcard view of old Istanbul and the regal Bosphorus.
This flat is located on the 5th floor - no elevator. Our guests tell us it is worth the climb for the views. Return home more fit than when you arrived!
The area and building are safe. And the views are just about the best you'll find anywhere in the city.
You'll love this flat!
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $15 more per night.
Refunds for deposits or balance payments after they have been paid are refundable ONLY if we are able to fill the flat for your dates with another guest - in which case we are happy to issue you a full refund for any funds paid!
We recommend you purchase travel insurance in case you have to cancel.
The flat will be booked in your name and reserved after we receive the initial deposit. In the infrequent case that 2 guests send deposits for the same flat, we will honor the deposit that was received first and refund the second.
Please respect the neighbors by being quiet in the flat, common areas, and especial on balconies and terraces after midnight.
Smoking outside only please.
Please turn off heat, air conditioning, and lights when you leave the flat. Electricity is very expensive in Istanbul.
If there are any problems with the flat or with the neighbors, please call my manager Elif +90(0)5365544968 or assistant Davide +90(0)5416728636 and we will do our best to take care of it as soon as possible.
Please leave apartment keys on the dining table when you check out.
Winter rates excluding holidays (Dec 18-Jan 4) are 50% off regular rates.
Keywords: Apartment, flat, views, large, roof terrace
Member since: 2006
- On floor 5
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 1.25, 1 large marble bathroom with marble sink, antique mirror, large shower, washing machine. Toilet is in a separate room with beautiful Turkish tiles. Note that there is currently 1 toilet in 2 bathrooms. Add a 3rd bathroom (2nd toilet) by renting the studio flat above for only $75 more per night high season, only $50 per night Nov 1 - Apr 1....moreless
- Cafe in the lobby will deliver to your apartment. Large roof terrace 1 floor above with running water, barbeque and outdoor dining table and chairs with umbrella. Incredible views. Wonderful place to entertain and soak up Istanbul from a seagull's eye view. Add the studio flat above for only $75 more per night high season, $50 per night Nov 1-Apr 1. Ask about the other flats on the same floor with this one....moreless
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- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Seating for 8 people
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning/Prep $70
- airport meeting/driver $45
Fall/Winter rate is 50% off regular rates. Ask about our longer term rates for regular season.
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.
There is a one-time cleaning fee of $70.
Airport meeting & driver is $45 per car (8 passengers).
Deposits are refundable if we are able to book the flat on the same dates.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Sit on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the views up and down the Bosphorus and across the Golden Horn to the Old City. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service A few minutes walk to the best dining and entertainment in Istanbul. A few tram stops away from the Old City. On a hill near Galata Tower. The flat has views of the Bosphorus and Topkapki Palace in one direction, and the street leading up to Galata Tower/Square in the other. From the roof terrace on the floor above, sit back and view the mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet and views across the Bosphorus to Asia, the Marmara Sea, Golden Horn and more. We have tables, chairs, umbrellas, a grill, and a food prep area with running water on the large shared (with 4 other flats) roof terrace.
Year Purchased: 2007
About: Travel writer, workshop leader, connector of cultures. Google me at robin-AT-robinsparks-DOT-com
Why Eminönü/Istanbul, Turkey:
Love this area. Bustling with activity, perfectly located in the center of everything one might want to do in Istanbul. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service during the hours they are open. A historical area that is slowly being gentrified and retains just enough 'old' Istanbul while giving options for the best dining and entertainment in Istanbul. Bustling, fun and exciting area, while the apartment itself is very quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Views, and close proximity to all the sites. I love being able to walk everywhere from here - or take a quick easy (and cheap) cab ride or tram to wherever I want to go. And the stairs to the flat insure that I leave Istanbul in better physical shape than when I arrived!
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View of Topkapki Palace
Salon with wrap around windows, views of Topkapki Palace, flat screen TV
Views from terrace above- Bosphorus to Asia, in flat vus of Bosphorus & Topkapki
The flat is located 1/2 block down the hill from Galata Tower shown here.
Master bedroom with queen bed, balinese spread, pillow, and art
Bedroom #2 with double bed, hand stitched Turkish bedspread & pillows
Large roof terrace with amazing views of the Old City and the Bosphorus. Grill
Large kitchen with eat-in table & stools. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle...
Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine
Traditional Turkish 'toilet room' with antique tiles.
Salon. Sofa converts into sleeper. Salon has a new flat screen TV. Historic area
Istanbul icon, the Galata Tower is 1/2 block away
Dining room with antique Turkish tiles.
A portion of the view from the salon. Not shown to the right is Topkapki Palace
Master bedroom with queen bed and A.C.
Sunny salon with pine floors, flat screen TV, pine floors
Bedroom #3, 2 Single beds in curtained alcove off salon.
Modern kitchen with granite counter top, pine floors.
Marble bathroom with antique mirror, large shower & washing machine
Magical night views from roof terrace just one floor up.
Turkish tea garden 1 blk. away under the Galata Tower
A 10-min walk up the hill to Istiklal Ave. Ist's dining & entertainment center.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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