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Loft Studio in Galata with Private Terrace & Views of Golden Horn

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

located right at the heart of Istanbul, with views of Galata Tower & Golden Horn

This apartment is on the fifth floor - five flights of original marble stairs - of an elegant 19th century building close to Galata Tower. It's a bit of a trek, but the views are well worth it! The whole building was refurbished in 2011 and this apartment in April 2015.

The streets below 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. You'll quickly feel part of neighborhood life in all its character.

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 front door opens into the centre of the apartment and immediately you are impressed with the view ahead, through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. The space is open plan yet well zoned, so very easy and a pleasure to live in. The kitchen is well-equipped to a high standard, with electric hob, huge fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The shower room has good storage and contemporary white ceramic fixtures. There are two comfortable seating areas, one with large sofa-bed and coffee table and another with two armchairs and flat-screen TV. The bedroom area has an elegant double bed with great mattress and high quality crisp white linens. Sliding doors next to the bed hide a generous storage unit and wardrobe, perfect for getting organised and hiding away suitcases etc. Next to the kitchen is a circular dining table and chairs for indoor eating close to the views.

Through the sliding glass doors is the very comfortable wrap-around terrace with fabulous views across the Golden Horn in one direction and with your neighbour, Galata Tower, in another. Wooden decking makes the outdoor dining area here feel really cosy and also integral to the interior of the apartment. There are deck chairs available too. The other end of the terrace has an outdoor utility area with facilities for laundry drying.

The loft apartment is a generous 45 m2 in total and the wrap-around terrace adds another couple of meters along two sides. The space is bright and airy, with gorgeous evening light flooding the apartment and sunset views for much of the year from your own private terrace.

Guest Access:

The building has a private entrance and stairwell of restored original marble, shared with one apartment on each of four floors. We also manage these - 2 double-bedroom - apartments, so we are able to keep the communal areas in good repair.

Various combinations of these apartments are possible for larger groups.

Guests of Hendek loft will have the complete privacy of the entire studio apartment with its wrap-around terrace and fabulous views.

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 20 minutes by public transport or 25 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.

More Details

Owner
Julia and Tarkan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Julia and Tarkan

Julia and Tarkan (with Eren, our 13 year-old son) used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between Istanbul and England.

Why Julia and Tarkan chose Beyoğlu

Why this property:

What makes this apartment unique

Unique benefits:

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Ataturk
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Karakoy
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Kartepe
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Kilyos
Car: not necessary

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.

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.

Amenities

Beyoğlu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen size bed and one sofa-bed
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Additional information under amenities

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Chicago, United States
5

Perfect home base for an Istanbul trip with an amazing balcony

  • 5 of 5

What a great rental. The apartment was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, completely furnished (down to electrical adapters and a voltage converter), a perfect location, functional appliances (including great AC, an iron, a hair dryer, a clothes washing machine, a dishwasher, a stove, and an electric kettle), fast internet, and OH MY what a balcony and view.

We stayed five nights in this apartment, and it felt like home. It was great to have a fully furnished kitchen; there is a market just around the corner, and we bought coffee and food for breakfast and ate out on the balcony every morning. The street was surprisingly quiet given how close it was to all of the New City action. The only slightly negative thing I can say is that it's up five flights of stairs, but it's totally worth the climb for the balcony.

I would unreservedly recommend this great apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Hendek loft is a pleasant, peaceful apartment to come 'home' to after a long day of touring and enjoying the city. The view from the living room & terrace across the Bosphorus is spectacular! We chose Hendek specifically because it's displaced from the bustle and hustle of all the prime tourist sites which are easily reachable either within a short walk to a great public transport system, or a reasonable walk, taking in the fantasticality of the street life while en route. There are plenty of places to eat or buy provisions within the neighborhood plus great bars & restaurants nearby. Our host(s) were very helpful both upon arrival and when we left. They were available if needed, but not overtly present. If you are the type of guest who isn't looking to 'rock out' in their rented accommodation, doesn't require concierge service and appreciates simple qualities ie: cleanliness, a decent bed / pillow and enjoys compact indoor/outdoor urban living, this is truly a great place to stay. (there are mosquitos -be sure to ask about the plug in repellent thingy-it's very effective). We really enjoyed our time at Hendek loft and look forward to staying there when we return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia
5

We were sad to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I are travelling Turkey for a month and spent one week in Istanbul at Hendek Loft. Since we've left, we have compared every other place we have stayed to our apartment, and none of them have matched up! The views are incredible, the location is perfect (we walked everywhere) and the service we received exceeded our expectations. For a couple, we really couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner'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.