Beyoglu Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 baths, (Sleeps 6)
50% off November 15 - Mar 15, 2014, excepting holidays.
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 per night.
Note: We have another flat on the floor above this one with identical layout and similar decor. If the dates you are looking for are booked for this flat, ask about our Cihangir Three flat.
Rent together for large groups.
I am a travel writer who has selected my favorite flats in a few cities around the world. Renting a flat, as opposed to a hotel room, is my favorite way to feel like I am part of a place when I am visiting. This flat - Cihangir Two - is one of my favorites. It is spacious, and located in a lovely neighborhood and has knock your socks off views!
We have just renovated it, opening up the kitchen to views and repainting, refinishing the floors and more.
View the ships on the Bosphorus and the magical mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet from this 3 bdrm flat, dine & relax on balcony overlooking all or enjoy the views from the living room, and dining room.
There are 3 bdrms, and 1 large renovated bath with Turkish tiles (bathroom is 2 rooms with toilet & lavatory in 1 room, bath/shower & lavatory in another room), new tile in kitchen and hall floor, sunny and spacious, shiny parquet wood floors, amazing neighborhood...Our Cihangir #2 flat is your perfect 'home away from home.'
The bohemian neighborhood of Cihangir is lovingly written about by Irhan Pamuk in 'Istanbul' and was recently voted One of the Best Places to Live by the Guardian.
Located just minutes from all the major sites. Populated by artists, intellectuals, film industry people, and foreigners. Cobblestone streets, wonderful turn of the century architecture, sidewalk cafes... Often compared to Montmarte in Paris or Soho in NYC.
Enjoy a birds' eye view of the tourist zone from your private balcony as opposed to living in the middle of the it. Get the feel of real Istanbul while being close enough to all the major sites to go there when you want to.
Enjoy the sidewalk cafes and boutiques of Cihangir, a 10 min walk to Taksim Square and Istiklal with 950+ restaurants and clubs, and just up the hill from the tram that will whisk you to the Old City.
From your private balcony, sip a glass of wine while watching ships and ferries traverse the famous and historic Golden Horn while across the water the view of mosque-studded Sultanahmet with Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, will simply blow you away.
It's a view that few hotel rooms have and you'll have your own private flat in Istanbul's best neighborhood.
Beds: In each flat - Two queen sized beds and 2 twin beds (which can be moved together to create one king size bed if you wish). The third bedroom - our Sultan's Nook - is a curtained off alcove with a queen sized bed and beautiful view of the Bosphorus.
Fully equipped kitchen. Separate rooms for the toilet and bathtub/shower. It is on the first floor (1 flight stairs) in a quiet neighborhood.
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- alternative lifestyle
About Robin Sparks
I am a travel writer who has lived in and traveled to over 2 dozen countries. I always stay in flats and have chosen some of my favorite places on the planet in which to provide apartments to rent to other global travelers. It's the only way to travel as it takes you out of the tourist observer mode and puts you squarely into the the 'real' spirit of Place. All my flats have:
1. location just outside the tourist zone so that you might get to 'live' in the area however briefly as opposed to being hounded like a tourist. Close enough to the sites and public transportation to get to the 'tourist zone' easily,
2. beautiful views that leave no doubt where you are,
3. A minimum of 2 bedrooms in each flat
Robin Sparks purchased this apartment in 2008
Why Robin Sparks chose Beyoglu
Istanbul is my favorite city in the world and Cihangir is my favorite neighborhood.
Istanbul is colorful, vibrant, layered with history and filled with the melodious sound of Middle Eastern music and dance, and the call to prayer. It has some of the world's most delicious food, and best of all is the Turks themselves - the most hospitable people on the planet. If you stay in a hotel in this city, you might not ever learn this fact, which is why I rent this flat in the charming, central neighborhood of Cihangir. Once you've 'lived' in Istanbul, however briefly, you will love Turks! The neighborhood of Cihangir was recently voted best place to live by the Guardian. (UK) And these two flats are together, allowing large groups to stay together.
What makes this apartment unique
Two flats together for large families and groups. Rent separately or together. I love the light that streams into these flats each morning and the views from the salons, dining rooms, and private balconies are amazing. Like being in a resort on a bay - but then you turn to the right and see the mosque studded skyline of Sultanahmet and you remember that you are in Istanbul - the most magical city in the world. This neighborhood is the perfect combination of foreign and locals and is loaded with fabulous restaurants and is close to public transportation and access to the Bosphorus. It is the perfect area to escape the over-stimulation of Sultanahmet and relax in the artists and intellectuals favorite neighborhood, while close enough to be at the major sites within minutes when you want to be. Or simply sit back, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the ships passing by on the Bosphorus and a view of the Old City of Sultanahmet from your balcony. You may never want to leave!
Guestbook comments from the owner
(This review is for our new Cihangir Three flat located on the floor above the flat advertised here. They are the same layout and have similar decor. I am putting the review here until we get photos for this new flat up on this site.)
Our stay in Istanbul and the new Cihangir 3 flat, located above this flat, was a wonderful experience, clean, modern with everything we needed. From the time we arrived at the airport with your assistance in arranging the transportation to the warm welcome from Elis at the flat then arranging our departure transportation it was stress free for us and definetly the what I would recommend to anyone traveling there, Elis was always available to help us if we needed anything.
We really enjoyed the beautiful views and location of the flat (even with all the hills), it was easy access, centralized and in a seemingly safe area. We walked just about everywhere......Taksim area, Galata Tower area, Sultanahmet area (Mosque's & Castle) even over to the Kabatas port to take a ferry to Princess Island.
The flat was large with plenty of room for the 3 of us plus maybe a couple of more if you needed. The only thing that I may add as a suggestion is to supply a tea kettle to serve more than 1 cup.
To all visitors, make sure you have the most comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. Taxi cabs and train are available however with the close proximity of all the areas to see and with the traffic the best choice was to walk.
Thank you and your staff for your warm hospitality.