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Sunny, Quiet and Full of Character, with Lots of Original Frescoes

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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Shah Place I is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' sensitive restoration projects. It's on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of an elegant 19th century building close to Galata Tower. The streets below the apartment are atmospheric with small, trendy boutiques and cafe-restaurants, yet are quiet and residential at night. Galata's pedestrianised area is just around the corner with its lively pavement cafes and restaurants plus all the buzz of this bohemian district.

The apartment building is only 2 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 1 minute walk from Tünel funicular and a downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 5 minutes walk up the hill.

The bedrooms are full of charm: one double and one twin, each with stylish velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. The kitchen is modern, chic and well-equipped, with high-end appliances including dish-washer. There's a separate small utility room with washing machine. The large and welcoming entrance hall includes a dining area and leads through double-doors into the living room which is spacious and comfortable. This bright room has a generous seating area with velvet-upholstered vintage sofa and armchairs. Four sash windows overlook the interesting and authentic streets below. The shower room is contemporary yet characterful with a smart rain shower.

This apartment is 100m2 in total and well laid-out, with large windows, lovely high ceilings and frescoes. The exposed floorboards and wooden panelled doors are all original, giving a contemporary yet characterful, homely feel. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible.

Guest Access:
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.

In the same building - 2 floors below, across the hall - we also offer Shah Place II apartment.

The two apartments booked together are ideal for a large group of up to 9 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 few minutes walk away. The famous Istiklal Avenue is around 5 minutes stroll. 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 always only a phone call or email away.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, turkish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) folding beds can be provided on request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Dining

  • Seating for 5 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 23 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$105
$1,684

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$131
$2,494

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Low Summer
May 27 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$122
$2,494

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Autumn
Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$122
$2,494

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 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:


Notes:

Rates are up to 4 people. There is a fee after 4 guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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Location

20 Metres
Nearest Airport
Ataturk Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Galata
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Karaköy
2 Metres
Nearest Train
Sirkeci
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Galata
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kilyos

Car: Not Necessary

We understand the importance of location and this is why all of our apartments are in Galata. With its genuine, very welcoming community and intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques, we think it’s the most interesting part of Istanbul.

No matter where you wander, you will always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

 

Owner info

Istanbul Place Apartments

About the owner: istanbul!place is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan (with Eren, our 10 year-old son) used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between Istanbul and England. Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, in Istanbul, Tarkan’s family will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhood.


Contact us

Speaks: english, turkish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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