The condominium is located in a middle-class Istanbul neighborhood populated by professionals, retired people, children, teenagers, artists and homemakers. Being on the 10th floor, it is quiet.
It is about 20-30 minutes from the airport and Old Istanbul by cab, depending on traffic. Very picturesque areas like Bebek & Arnavutkoy have an abundance of exquisite fresh seafood restaurants, and also provide shopping, fishing and people-watching opportunities. They are about 10 minutes by cab, and for the adventurer - within downhill walking distance on steep, narrow, cobbled streets .
The Artists' Park around the corner serves coffee, tea and Sunday brunch. The bakery across the street is open at 7 am with take-out pastries fresh from the oven, for a relaxed breakfast at home.
The building is secure, accessible only to residents.
For groups of more than 5 people, we have an adjacent condo with the same number of rooms and rates.
Metered taxicabs are right around the entrance and take people expertly along ancient and modern streets of Istanbul anywhere in the city with reasonable fares. Award winning shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, barbers, banks, bookstores and newspaper stands, are within a short walking distance.
"Just wanted to thank you for a lovely stay in your Istanbul apartment. We had a wonderful time and it was a great headquarters for us. Roomy and comfortable, with a fantastic view of the City! The sofa bed was perfectly comfortable, as advertised. And you were right, of course, about the neighborhood: quiet and pleasant. The shopkeepers were all friendly and helpful. We all swooned over the baklava from the bakery. As you predicted, we fell in love with Istanbul. What a lively, vibrant old city! We feel like we went everywere (thanks to the wonderful tour guide you suggested) and did everything and still just scratched the surface. We are looking forward to a return visit someday. My most striking impression was of the peple who were uniformly friendly, charming and welcoming. A great experience! Thank you, again, for helping make our trip such a happy adventure.
The apartment is located in Akatlar, Istanbul, in a residential area on a busy street. Being on the top floor (10th) of the building and behind double-pane windows, life inside can be very quiet. Taxi stop is right down the street, the Bosphorus shores about a ten-minute drive, boutiques, a variety of restaurants, cafes, galleries, parks, grocery stores, barbers, banks, ATM, newspaper stands are all within easy walking distance. Old Town (where St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and other antiquities are located) is about 20-25 minutes by cab.
Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating