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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.

Oya Kara

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, turkish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Oya Kara (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, turkish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015

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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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Incredible views; safe, clean neighborhood; easy access.
average rating of 4.76 based on 28 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Great apartment. Convenient, friendly neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

​We spent the week of March 9, 2015 here, ​and I found the apartment a wonderful base to explore this amazing city. The apartment is recently renovated and welcoming; clean and well appointed. There's a​ cute and efficient ​kitchen and lovely bathrooms, a big dining area and living room with floor to ceiling windows. You have a wonderful view of the city and, to your left Artists' Park, a lovely green oasis in the midst of such a cosmopolitan area.

I didn't really realize how much staying in the apartment would add to my experience of Istanbul. It was a pleasant surprise to me how much I enjoyed the immediate neighborhood. The first morning I went down to the neighborhood bakery, filled with delicious Turkish treats, and was struck by how warm and friendly the people were. The second morning when I went down everyone in the bakery remembered and seemed delighted to see me, and by the third visit they greeted me like an old friend.

I also enjoyed Artists' Park, just two blocks from the apartment. Walking there in the late afternoon was a calm and peaceful respite from the intensity and excitement of such an amazing city. I always felt safe there and everyone, from the doorman in the lobby to people on the street, were so polite and helpful.

In fact, I became comfortable enough to teach myself the subway system, and realized with delight how easy it is to travel to many of the places that I had only

​been to by taxis. The subways are clean and efficient and you can get to the nearest station by walking just a few blocks from the apartment. Then you can find your way either into the center of the old city or by funicular down to the area near Dolmabahce palace. By the end of my stay I felt a little bit like someone who actually belonged in the neighborhood instead of a stranger in such a big city.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland, OR
5

Great location and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

​We spent the week of March 9, 2015 here, ​and I ​found the apartment a wonderful base to explore this amazing city. The apartment is recently renovated and welcoming; clean and well appointed. There's a​ cute and efficient ​kitchen and lovely bathrooms, a big dining area and living room with floor to ceiling windows. You have a wonderful view of the city and, to your left Artists' Park, a lovely green oasis in the midst of such a cosmopolitan area.

I didn't really realize how much staying in the apartment would add to my experience of Istanbul. It was a pleasant surprise to me how much I enjoyed the immediate neighborhood. The first morning I went down to the neighborhood bakery, filled with delicious Turkish treats, and was struck by how warm and friendly the people were. The second morning when I went down everyone in the bakery remembered and seemed delighted to see me, and by the third visit they greeted me like an old friend.

I also enjoyed Artists' park, just two blocks from the apartment. Walking there in the late afternoon was a calm and peaceful respite from the intensity and excitement of such an amazing city. I always felt safe there and everyone, from the doorman in the lobby to people on the street, were so polite and helpful.

In fact, I became comfortable enough to teach myself the subway system, and realized with del​ight how easy it is to travel to many of the places that I had only ​been to by taxis. The subways are clean and efficient and you can get to the nearest station by walking just a few blocks from the apartment. Then you can find your way either into the center of the old city or by funicular down to the area near Dolmabahce palace. By the end of my stay I felt a little bit like someone who actually belonged in the neighborhood instead of a stranger in such a big city.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent view and location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this apartment for 9 months during 2014. It worked very well for us. It's a very nice, cheerful condo with three bedrooms which is hard to find in Istanbul. It was clean, well-lit, the views were gorgeous. The bathroom has a washer/dryer which is extremely helpful. With the metro station being built nearby, it is really central. Highly recommended especially if you have small children as it is very close to several good parks, and children's activities.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
pittsburgh pa
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this apartment for 9 months during 2014. It worked very well for us. It's a very nice, cheerful condo with three bedrooms which is hard to find in Istanbul. It was clean, well-lit, the views were gorgeous. The bathroom has a washer/dryer which is extremely helpful. With the metro station being built nearby, it is really central. Highly recommended especially if you have small children as it is very close to several good parks, and children's activities.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Peaceful and secure!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very pleasant stay. The condo was very clean and well-maintained. It was peaceful and also very secure. Location couldn't have been better too.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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
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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Rates & Availability

From $875 Per week

Besiktas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Mar 15 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,000
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$875
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes 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
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Amenities

Besiktas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Catering Available 2 Elevators New 2012 model full-size washer & dryer Bookcases

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