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2 Full Bathrooms (Ensuite) with Fabulous Bosphorous Views from Shared Terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 5

Our apartment is on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafés. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City.

It’s about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, less than 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 10 minutes walk up the hill.

The apartment opens into a welcoming hall with coat storage and the dining room and kitchen either side. The living room with flat-screen TV and comfy sofa is right next to the dining room, adding up to a versatile area for relaxing. The bay windows in the living room overhang the characterful street below: great for people-watching. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a stylish en-suite shower room. This same bedroom connects to the third, small bedroom, ideal for a child or close friend. All bedrooms have high quality crisp white linens. The additional family bathroom is spacious with a large shower. The kitchen is contemporary, chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances including dish-washer.

This apartment is 120 m2 in total, with lovely vaulted high ceilings retaining some original frescoes. A few of the walls have been stripped back to brick, which together with Anatolian textiles gives a cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate five people.

Guest Access:

Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.

The roof terrace, shared with all apartments in the building, is available for your careful use at any time.

In the same building - 1 floor above, across the hall - we also offer Petraki Place II apartment.

The two apartments booked together are ideal for a large group of up to 12 people.

The Neighbourhood:

Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

Getting Around:

Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a couple of minutes’ walk away. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes.

There are many taxi ranks around and some secure car parks too.

Interaction with Guests:

This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we're in Istanbul during your stay we'd love to meet you.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.

We’ll all help you as much as you need and we're only a phone call or email away.

More Details

Property Manager
Julia & Tarkan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Julia & Tarkan

istanbul!place is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan (with our son Eren) used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, in Istanbul, Tarkan’s family and our team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a very warm welcome during this stay, both at the airport and in the apartment. Everything was ok and the apartment is very nice. The location is perfect, just between turism area in the South over Galata Bridge (10 mn walking to the bridge), and the more local life of Taksim in the North). The view from the apartment is not so fair, but if you just climb 4 stairs, you will have the most incredible view over Istanbul and the Golden Horn... a fabulous terrace is waiting for you... just bring one glass and look at the sunset
Aug 2011
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Beyoğlu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Third bedroom is directly connected to the ensuite bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf


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2 Full Bathrooms (Ensuite) with Fabulous Bosphorous Views from Shared Terrace
average rating of 4.8 based on 24 reviews

The apartment was very comfortable and the location exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and comfortable apartment.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Juan, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to host you again in the future. Warm regards from Istanbul.
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United Kingdom

Perfect Position

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place. It's right by the Galata Tower, close by are some interesting shop , bars, restaurants and just a short walk over the bridge to see the sights. It was amazing sitting on the roof at the end of the day with a drink looking out over the water.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experiance

  • 5 of 5

Just next to the Galata tower this beautiful appartment has everything thats necessary at a great price!

Will go again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful apartment, wonderful neighborhood, helpful host = great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent eight days in Istanbul over the Christmas holiday with my teen-aged sons. This was our first time renting an apartment for a vacation and we couldn't have been happier. The apartment has been wonderfully renovated and the neighborhood can't be beat. Close enough to everything we wanted to see and to public transit, but away from the tourist traffic and with a very local feel. We really felt like we were part of the neighborhood and not just hotel guests.

The owner, Tarkan, was excellent regarding communication before and during the visit, and provided a great deal of information about Istanbul that enhanced our visit there. I would highly recommend this or one of Tarkan's other apartments for a visit to Istanbul.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Request for rent for April 21-25

  • 4 of 5

I would like to book the apartment starting from April 21st to April 25th, for 4 nights. Could you please confirm the availability of the place and the details for reservation?

Also, just in case, would it be possible to accomodate the 7th person? We are a group of 6 but might have another person joining.

Thank you in advance.


  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Ataturk airport

Beyoglu-Taksim, Galata: 700 year old tower, thousands years old district.

For hundreds of years Galata was a Genoese Colony, in the sense of settlement. Today Galata is a bohemian district that attracts artists, writers and intellectuals although most of the inhabitants are ordinary people. It's a real Istanbul neighbourhood with real people!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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