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40% winter discount on big vu, roof terrace, 2 bdrm, Galata
Istanbul 2 br Vacation Rental Apartment

Property Summary
Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey
Type
Apartment

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Sleeps
6

Rates
$125 - $170 per night
$750 - $1,020 per week
$1,650 - $3,300 per month

Pet Friendly   Non Smoking   High-Speed Internet

Vacation Apartment Rental Description:



This flat is perfect for 2 and can accommodate up to 6 - and even more when combined with the other 2 flats that share the same floor with this flat . Add another bedroom+ bathroom + kitchenette by adding the studio flat above.

You will be blown away by the gorgeous views from this flat, and the neighborhood is perfect for exploring Istanbul.

The rooftop terrace just one floor up (with outdoor cooking and dining facilities), sports a view that most travelers to Istanbul will never see. Dine outside with a view of Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Bosphorus and much more...a feast for the eyes and senses. A great place to entertain. Or simply be still with a glass of wine watching the seagulls circle the mosques in the moonlight.


I am a travel writer who chooses accommodations for global travelers just outside the main tourist zones, while close enough to get there in minutes when you want. This gives the traveler the feeling of really living in the place they are visiting even if just briefly. My dream is that travelers will connect to the people in the places to which they travel. That's difficult to do in a hotel room in the middle of a tourist zone.

This is a recently renovated flat on the 5th floor (no elevator) of a typical old Istanbul building located in the middle of an authentic, historic neighborhood, just up the hill from the bustling fishing area of Karakoy and the Galata Bridge leading to the Egyptian Spice Market and the Old City. It is just down the hill (1 block) from Galata Tower with its tea gardens, iconic Galata Tower with 360 degree views, restaurants around the tower, kebab stands, and a few blocks from the Tunel area, which is where Istanbul's best restaurants and live entertainment are located.

Please note that this building is like many old buildings in the historical center of Istanbul, is "old Istanbul". My flats on the 5th floor have been updated and renovated, and the area is just full of delights at every turn and entirely safe. The other apartments on the lower floors are mostly local businesses which close during the day, and have very friendly tenants. It is a building in a historical area swiftly undergoing gentrification.

The sunny flat is decorated with art, antiques, eclectic artistic design, and whitewashed wood floors. Small baclony overlooking the Bopshorus, and Sultanahmet with a view of Topkapki Palace. The white tiled bathroom has a large spa-like shower and teak counter top. Kitchen is open and fully equipped. Everything you need is here: wireless internet, flat screen tv, stereo, telephone, luxury linens, and kitchenware.

One bedroom plus a living/bedroom suite with sleeping area that can be closed off from the living room with curtains is decorated with art, antiques, eclectic artistic design.

Gorgeous view of Topkapi Palace and the Bosphorus from living room/bedroom suite. Even better view from the balcony, and astounding views from the large roof terrace above.

Rates are in usd and based on 1-4 people. Each extra person is $15 more per night. Wifi, dig cable tv, telephone, elec, gas, and water are included. $70 cleaning/prep fee and $45 for airport meeting/transport from Ataturk Airport, $70 from Sabiha Airport. 40% off regular rates between Nov 1 and Apr 1, excluding holidays which are regular rate (Dec 20-Jan6). 50% off for long term stays of 1 month or longer.

Located just down the hill from infamous "Music Street", full of Turkishish musical shops, restaurants and cafes. Just a 5 min walk down the hill to Galata Bridge which leads you to Sultanahmet with its glorious mosques and palaces and the Grand Bazaar -get on the tram at the bridge and you'll be there in minutes - or walk for 15 exhilarating minutes across the bridge, past the hundreds of fishermen. A 5 minute walk UP the hill in the opposite direction puts you at the center of vibrating modern Istanbul life on Istiklal Ave. and its best restaurants and nightlife. Galata Tower with 360 degree views of the city, and surrounded by cafes, tea gardens, and shops is 1/2 block away

We have two larger 2 + bedroom flats for rent on the same floor as this one. There is a studio flat on the floor above which you may add to Terrace One if you want an additional bedroom and bathroom. Only $80 when added to Terrace One. Mix and match any of our flats to meet your needs. The large roof terrace will accommodate large groups for dining and relaxation.

Smoking on the balcony and roof terrace only please.

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!

40% off regular rates Nov 1-Mar 31, 2014. Except for holidays (Dec 20-Jan 5) which are priced at regular rates.

50% off for monthly rentals (Nov 1 - March 31).
Accommodation and Amenities:

Features:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Fitness Center
  • Full Kitchen
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Lounge/Common Area
  • Maid Service Available
  • Spices
  • Terrace
Appliances:
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
Activities:
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
Notes:

$70 cleaning fee

price is based on 1-4, each additional person is $15 more per night

Options available include driver to meet you at airport and bring you to the flat for $45 from Ataturk Airport. $70 from Sabiha Airport. Highly recommended as taxi drivers are notorious in Istanbul for getting lost.

We can recommend guides, chefs, cooking classes and much more.

Rent this flat together with our 3bdrm Terrace 2 flat next door for large groups or our deluxe views with private terrace 2+ bedroom on the same floor - 10% discount when they are rented together. Or the studio flat on the roof terrace for an additional $80 per night.

Email to ask about availability.
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