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Oya Kara

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
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Besiktas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condominium, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
"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.
Sep 2009
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Oya Kara

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Speaks turkish, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
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+1 503 974-9411
Besiktas Istanbul
Amherst, MA
5

GREAT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this beautiful unit for 9 days and had a great time. The unit was very well kept and clean. We found it above our expectations. It had everything that you would need to make your stay pleasant. I use a wheelchair and the owner was very accomodating to my special needs.
The unit is in a very nice and safe location in this big city. Restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, Akmerkez, a very modern mall, all within walking distance. There is a park just around the corner, ideal for jogging and has a great playground for children.
We had such a great experience during our stay that we will definitely use this unit for our future visits to Istanbul.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
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+1 503 974-9411
Besiktas Istanbul
London, Canada
4

PLEASANTLY SURPRISED

  • 4 of 5
Condo was as described on website. Clean, well maintained, updated appliances. If you are going to spend most of your time on the Asian side of a istanbul I would recommend renting on that side. Got expensive using taxis and ferries every day. Enjoyed trips on ferries. Owner always helpful and provided useful info. Bosphorus too far away to walk. Akmerkez great mall but on the expensive side. Change money in Istanbul to lira. Got better rate. I would recommend apartment if you are spending most time on European side. There is shopping, taksim square and a market that we found. Enjoyed our trip immensely.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
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+1 503 974-9411
Besiktas Istanbul
San Diego, California
2

ITS GOOD FOR THE PRICE U PAID FOR .

  • 2 of 5
the flat in a nice area , very family oriented area . there is Taxi's stand next to the building . the metro is not that close . plus to take a cab to the metro and then take 2 metro to take u where u r going is pain in the neck . just take the cab and make sure they have their meter on . u end up paying the same thing or even less. now the flat in my opinion need a new beds for all 3 bedrooms . my 16 years old slept in the pull out bed and he kept saying that something about it keep making him up . me and my 9 years old shared the bed in the 2nd bedroom to tell u the truth it was so painful and we were living on advil from our back pain . the mattres is not even . its lumpy from the middle and not even with the sides . u feel u t rolling out of bed . my 9 years old dropped 4 times from the bed cuz of this issue . the 3rd bedroom have folding mattress that was used by my 14 years old . she was not having good time with the top where she puts her head as it was wood so there was a worn out baby mattress behind the folding mattress and we used it on top of the wood area . that made it even worse cuz she have that area higher than the rest of her body. the bathrooms were not cleaned good when we arrived , my kids refused to use any until i cleaned both bathrooms . by the 3rd night i hired the cleaning lady to come and clean the flat . the kitchen have everything u need . i did not cook at all but we did have breakfast and late snacks. there is a mall nearby like 10 min walk the mall was a must lunch place for us every day . the food was good and super clean . Oya is super nice lady and was very helpful before our arrival . i would recommend this place again if i know for a fact there is new beds in all 3 bedrooms .
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you, Arij, for your comments. It is the first time my guests are telling me the beds are not comfortable - so I'll make sure to check them out when I am there personally later this year. I have been getting guest reviews like the one who stayed for a whole month last year and commented: "...the bedrooms are a good size with very comfortable beds (Temporpedic mattresses?)...".
As to the cleanliness - you should have told the caretaker, and he would have it cleaned immediately at no charge. What I heard from the cleaners later was that they had never seen it left so dirty and messy by any other guest. Guess we have different opinions on "clean."
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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
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Besiktas Istanbul
Raleigh, NC USA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well equipped, nicely decorated condo in a wonderful area of Istanbul. While some may think being 45 minutes (via public transportation) away from the Old Town area is a disadvantage, we and our family members found it to be a comfortable retreat after tourist activities. With Akmerkez Mall an easy 10 minute walk away, a superb city part the same, shops, restaurants, bus and taxis stands at your doorstep, we found Oya's unit to be in the perfect location for all that we wanted to do. The best part is certainly the views from this condo. You have virtually a panoramic window to the entire Istanbul area including the Asian side, a great deal of the Bosphorus, the 'Second Bridge,' and all in between. This unit is suited for families including small children and Oya and the building's caretakers ensure that you have a hassle-free stay. I highly recommend that anyone coming to Istanbul should consider this condo for their accommodations. Raleigh, NC
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p223233
+1 503 974-9411
Besiktas Istanbul
Raleigh, NC USA
5

TOP FLOOR CONDO IN VIBRANT AREA

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well equipped, nicely decorated condo in a wonderful area of Istanbul. While some may think being 45 minutes (via public transportation) away from the Old Town area is a disadvantage, we and our family members found it to be a comfortable retreat after tourist activities. With Akmerkez Mall an easy 10 minute walk away, a superb city part the same, shops, restaurants, bus and taxis stands at your doorstep, we found Oya's unit to be in the perfect location for all that we wanted to do. The best part is certainly the views from this condo. You have virtually a panoramic window to the entire Istanbul area including the Asian side, a great deal of the Bosphorus, the 'Second Bridge,' and all in between. This unit is suited for families including small children and Oya and the building's caretakers ensure that you have a hassle-free stay. I highly recommend that anyone coming to Istanbul should consider this condo for their accommodations. Raleigh, NC
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p223233
+1 503 974-9411
Besiktas Istanbul
USA
4

A VERY NICE PLACE

  • 4 of 5
Oya was great to work with and very prompt with emails and easy to reach on the phone. She held the dates open for us as we were finalizing our plans and promised to let us know first if someone else requested to reserve those dates.

We enjoyed our 10-day stay in the apartment. The location was great for us because we had been to IST many times and did not need to do intense sight-seeing. The distance from major tourist attractions may not be long but because of traffic it can take one hour or more to reach those places. It is best to use ferries, trams and metro in IST as much as possible to avoid street traffic that will slow and often completely stop cabs/buses. Metro system is not extensive. Cabdrivers can take you for a longer than needed ride even if you know the way (they will claim construction as the reason for detour).

The place was clean and comfortable. The AC was much appreciated during our August stay. The neighborhood is urban and upscale with several supermarkets, bakeries and a few restaurants. We enjoyed the Artists park nearby. The full bath was nicely renovated. The kitchen was nice, very functional and had everything we needed.

The bedrooms were on the small side but enough for us. The smallest bedroom does not have a bed but a fold-out (on the floor) foam couch. Having a futon instead would be a nice improvement. Also, having heavy drapes or shades in the bedrooms to block the morning light could help those who are easily awakened by light. The full dining table was good to have but the smaller chairs in the living room were worn and not that comfortable.

Overall a very nice and peaceful place in a nice residential neighborhood for longer stays for larger groups and families.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your realistic review. I went to Istanbul right after you left and my first priority was to have the dining room chairs repaired and polished, also had tailored covers made for them. Next time, you will feel much more comfortable.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Istanbul Ataturk
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Besiktas
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Levent (metro)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Buyukdere caddesi
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Besiktas Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • $750 - 1000 per week
  • Mar 1- Sept 30, 2013 .. $150/night .. $1000/week .. $3000/month
    Oct. 1, 2012 - March 1, 2013... $125/nightt...$750/wee3k...$2500/month

    Minimum stay: 7 nights. (There may be days between stays that are available for less than a week, please ask.)

    Payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal, US checks, bank transfers and money orders accepted.

    Until confirmed, rates can be changed at any time.
  • Please note that rates are lower between October 1 and February 29. We also have access to a neighbor unit with the same plan, size and beautiful view, at the same rates, for extended families or larger groups. If interested, we will send pictures.

Amenities

Besiktas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Split-System Heating
  • Floorboards
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Intercom System
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Both bathrooms completely renovated with brand new fixtures, plumbing, water heater, new full-size washer/dryer units.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , foldout bed
  • The sofa in the living room can also sleep one person.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
Catering Available 2 Elevators New 2012 model full-size washer & dryer Bookcases