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50% FALL/WINTER DISCOUNT! NEW RENOV, VIEWS FRM EVERY ROOM!, PRIVATE TERRACE

Robin Sparks

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch, turkish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Robin Sparks

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50% FALL/WINTER DISCOUNT! NEW RENOV, VIEWS FRM EVERY ROOM!, PRIVATE TERRACE

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Beyoglu Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 or more w optional studio flat)

As a travel writer, I have stayed in apartments around the world. This recently renovated flat - Terrace Three - is one of my favorites.

Terrace Three flat is a large 2+ bedroom flat that can easily be converted to a 3-bedroom, by closing off the salon with a door and using the large convertible couch as a 3rd bed. It may be rented alone or in combination with the studio apartment (Terrace Four) upstairs to make it a 3/4 bedroom, with 2.5 bathroom, 2 kitchen apartment. Or combined with one of our other 2 flats on the same floor. Private terrace with spell binding views of the mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet. The large roof terrace on the floor just above is shared with our 4 flats and offers expansive views, an excellent place to dine and see the famous skyline of Istanbul.

It has views from nearly every room Gleaming wood floors, wood windows, antique wood doors throughout, mosaic tiles in the bathroom, new furniture and Turkish antiques, and beautiful Turkish carpets and textiles on the floors and walls.

Rate includes wifi, phone, satellite flat screen tv, air conditioning and radiant heat.

We can arrange a driver to meet you at the airport for $45 per car. (holds up to 8 guests + luggage). We also offer 1/2 and full day tours.

Lots of seating and food prep area and barbeque on the large roof terrace above. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching ships from around the world enter the Bopshorus from the Marmara Sea. Look across the Golden Horn towards the magical mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet. Great for large groups. We have 4 flats in this building 4th and 5th floors, which you may mix and match for your small or large groups.

Or if you are a small group of 6 or fewer, you may enjoy just hanging on your private terrace which also has beautiful views.

The Galata area cannot be beat for convenience, views, central location, historic panache, shopping, dining, entertainment, and a fabulous mix of old and new. Just 1 block from the historic Galata Tower, the neighborhood is charming and full of history at every turn. Lately many boutiques and cafes have begun opening in the area and it is the newest bohemian artistic cultural haunt in Istanbul.

The streets near this flat overflow with tea gardens and dining establishments - from street vendors selling fresh pomegranate juice and kabobs, to Turkish meyhanes with live music, to world class restaurants . Stores in the area sell everything from hand painted Iznik tiles and nargile pipes, to Turkish musical instruments, to fresh spices, to fresh-caught fish at the seaside. Walk to the Modern Museum or take the tram to Hagia Sofia Mosque....all of this and much more these flats.

A short walk puts you in Istanbul's best dining and entertaining area of Tunel, which is the area on the opposite end of the famous pedestrian walkway called Istiklal, from Taksim Square. At last count there were over 1000 restaurants and bars on this street and surrounding alleyways.

A short walk down the hill puts you at the Galata Bridge. Walk across passing the hundreds of Turkish men fishing from the pier, past fish restaurants on the lower level of the bridge, or catch the tram and take it all the way to Sultanahmet. On the other side of the bridge is the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a bit further on, is the world's first and oldest indoor shopping mall - the Grand Bazaar.

This area has far too many attractions to begin to list them all!

5 flights of stairs in this typical 'old' Istanbul building.

Cook and dine outside with all of Istanbul at your feet either on your private terrace or on the large roof terrace above. Stunning views all around.

Terrace Three is on the 5th floor of an old rustic building one of the designated historic areas of Istanbul. No elevator, and worth the climb! The optional 3rd bedroom/studio flat is just up one flight of stairs, on the 6th floor. We have 2 other flats on the same floor with Terrace Three which you may rent to accommodate a large group.

50% DISCOUNTS off regular season rates, excluding holidays.

Keywords: Flat, Penthouse, views

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin Sparks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch, turkish

About Robin Sparks

I am a travel writer and former travel magazine editor who has lived and traveled around the world . I began renting flats in Istanbul in 2006 to bring Westerners to the 'real' Istanbul. Istanbul is magic - my favorite city in the world. It is my hope that by staying in one of my flats, that you will leave Istanbul as much in love with the city and its people as I am.

Robin Sparks purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Robin Sparks chose Beyoglu

Gorgeous views from atop this hill near Galata Tower, easy access to all the sites, a great variety of shopping, and just because this area is fascinating historically, culturally and gastronomically. Never a dull moment in this neighborhood! Full of artists and creative types. It has everything I look for in a lively big city neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

Views unlike any you'll find anywhere else. You may not want to leave the flat with Istanbul at your feet! From the flat you can watch the ships from around the world move up and down the Bosphorus, enter and exit the Marmara Sea, and view the famous mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

G'day,



I thought I should tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in your Terrace 3 flat. Galata is a lovely area and once we worked out the local shops and trams we found it very convenient to the major tourist sights and day-to-day supplies.



It was our bolt hole away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. The four of us never felt cramped and the beds provided a good night's sleep. And then there was the view from the patio. Fantastic! We could watch the ferries, ships and residents come and go. We particularly enjoyed a pre-dinner drink on the patio looking out over the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. And when we returned in the evening from the Galata Kitchen or the fantastic fish restaurant just up the road we could watch day turn into night.



The apartment is well equipped and supplied and there were simple things like soap, washing detergent and dish washing liquid at hand.



We appreciated Elif coming to the rescue when Louise had a filling fall out and making an appointment promptly with the dental hospital. That was an experience in itself, and the filling was replaced at a price way below what we would pay in Australia.



Yes, there were the 91 steps to the apartment, but after about a week our thighs had got used to the climb. Istanbul is a city where you are always going up a hill or down one.



We would be more than happy to book Terrace 3 again.



Cheers, Peter and Louise and our two adult children.
Jun 2014
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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50% fall/winter discount! New Renov, Views Frm Every Room!, Private Terrace
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 13 reviews
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Beyoglu Istanbul
Walnut Creek, California
5

spectacular view

  • 5 of 5
This place really delivers. It was everything we had hoped for on our four night stay here. Beautifully finished with polished pine floors and trim, very updated bathroom, comfortable beds, fully furnished and functional kitchen, attentive staff. But the star attraction is the terrace and its view - not you the eye-popping monuments of Sultanhamet, but also the Bosphorus, Marmara Sea and Golden Horn. One flight up is a larger rooftop terrace with a slightly more expansive view. Really very special.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beyoglu Istanbul
Walnut Creek, California
5

spectacular view

  • 5 of 5
This place really delivers. It was everything we had hoped for on our four night stay here. Beautifully finished with polished pine floors and trim, very updated bathroom, comfortable beds, fully furnished and functional kitchen, attentive staff. But the star attraction is the terrace and its view - not you the eye-popping monuments of Sultanhamet, but also the Bosphorus, Marmara Sea and Golden Horn. One flight up is a larger rooftop terrace with a slightly more expansive view. Really very special.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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50% fall/winter discount! New Renov, Views Frm Every Room!, Private Terrace
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Beyoglu Istanbul
Brooklyn, NYC
4

Stunning view from private terrace

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I (late 30s) stayed for 5 nights in this comfortable, well-stocked, 2- bedroom apartment on our first trip to Istanbul. It was more apartment than we needed, but we really wanted to enjoy a private terrace with a view.

Layout: Main bedroom is in the back away from the street, so noise isn't an issue. This room also has a quiet, effective A/C. The apartment is perhaps best suited for 2 couples or a family of 4. Note that the 2nd bdrm doesn't have an A/C, which might be an issue in hotter weather. We fell in love with the beautiful terrace that welcomes visitors to a panoramic view of the Bosphorus, as well as Old City sights, including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Wonderful place to end busy sightseeing days, watching the city sparkle and the ferries sail out on the river.

Amenities: These included some handy basics, including laundry and dish detergent, basic bathroom toiletries, kitchen supplies and an enormous 10 gallon (?) jug of water. (May seem silly to mention this, but other apartments we've rented haven't always been this thoughtful!) Lots of linens, towels & pillows available. All were quite comfortable to sleep on. There is a good washer/dryer located in the bathroom that came in handy. The rest of the furnishings are basic, but functional. (Some lightbulbs do need replacing however.) Good Wi-fi signal, nice TV. The bathroom has a nice shower head, with good water pressure and temperature.

Location: the building itself is very old and not very attractive. Big drawback for some will be apartment's location on the fifth floor, as there is no lift, but many (many!) stairs. Not recommended for those with mobility issues, little ones to carry, etc. You will not want to forget anything once you leave! Also, the building is located uphill from Karakoy tram stop (or downhill from funicular), so that involves more climbing. There is a decent supermarket nearby for basics, as well as ATMs. The neighborhood is exciting, with lots of restaurants, bars and cafes nearby (check out Agik Muftak, just a few blocks away).

Lastly, communication with Davide, the booking assistant, was pleasant and courteous - he patiently answered all my questions and ALWAYS responded promptly via email and met us upon arrival. Really pleasant person. Payment via Paypal was also efficient, glad to have that option.

I'm really glad we chose this apartment & would certainly recommend it to others! Enjoy your time in Istanbul!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyoglu Istanbul
San Francisco
4

Istanbul Apartment with Great View Near Galata Tower

  • 4 of 5
This apartment is centrally located for access to the best sights in Istanbul - a short walk downhill and to the tram and you shortly arrive at Haja Sofia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, as well as the cistern and an authentic Turkish bath. Prior guest reviews prepared us for the graffiti on the building exterior and the barren entry way and staircases - and the 100+ stairs to the apartment. We were pleased by the helpfulness of the staff member who greeted us and showed us the apartment and very happy with the apartment's amenities and cleanliness. It really is only a three-bedroom/den apartment if the efficiency above is rented with it - another 30 stairs or so, however. The terrace in the main apartment was a big hit with our family - the view is incomparable. I'd say we spent more time outside than in, either on that small terrace or on the rooftop terrace, which had an even more commanding view. The efficiency can handle two adults or possibly three teens (not suitable for unsupervised children for safety reasons). The rooftop terrace had a lot of activity from other guests throughout the building, so it was nice to be able to shut the bedroom door of the efficiency, crank up the air conditioner, and sleep in the quiet. For those averse to climbing uphill and then climbing one hundred stairs, take the funicular to just above Galata Tower and walk down - we highly recommend the gelato store in the youth hostel building on the left hand side of the main drag. It was excellent.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Beyoglu Istanbul
Los Angeles, CA
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5
Not only were the views magnificent, it was perfectly appointed for discovering all that Istanbul has to offer. The apartment was meticulously clean, perfect amenities and just overall outstanding. Robin,Davide and the team made sure that whatever we needed was accommodated. I highly recommend....I wish I was there now.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beyoglu Istanbul
Fairbanks, Ak,USA
5

Living like a local!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful stay! The climb up the several flights of stairs is not for the infirm but is well worth it for the SPECTACULAR view from the terrace of these flats!
The apartments are clean and bright and Davide,the manager, is a gem!
The location is perfect and within walking distance of the Galata bridge ,across which you can easily walk to the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace.
A well-stocked supermarket is 1 minute from the flat as are restaurants.
I can highly recommend these apartments as well as the folks who manage them!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ataturk Airport, 30-45 min. by car
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
all over neighborhood
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Emininou and Kabatas
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Funicular to subway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
all over neighborhood, within steps of flat
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Black Sea or Princes' Islands
Car: not necessary

'Music Street' which is one shop after anther full of Turkish instruments, is just up the street, Babylon concert hall 5 minute walk, Turkish Meyhane (traditional Turkish dining) area about a 5 minute walk. Walk down the hill (Istanbul is a city of hills) to the waterfront and eat fresh sardines on the waterfront while watching the boats come and go. Galata Tower is just 1/2 block up hill and is surrounded by cafes, boutiques and delightful alleyways full of surprises. The tram is just down the hill, or walk uphill 5 min and take the trolley to Taksim Square. Or just sit on the roof terrace above your apartment and take it all in.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Beyoglu Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
shoulder 50% off!
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,000
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
winter 50% off!
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,470
$4,410
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/prep fee $70
Notes 50% off regular rates Nov 15- Mar 15 (holidays excluded).

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.

Taxe included. $70 cleaning/prep fee. Airport meeting/driver for $45 per car (8 passengers)
30% total rate + 3.9% transaction fee to paypal.com or bank wire to reserve. Email deposit to 1worldaccommodations@gmail.com. Balance in cash on arrival. $70 cleaning/prep fee. $45 per car for airport pickup (highly recommended as this flat is hard to find for taxi drivers who do not know where it is.)
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Amenities

Amenities

Beyoglu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Terrace Three main bathroom has a large shower + sink + washing machine. The toilet is in a separate room. Add another shower room + toilet room by renting the studio flat above for $80 more per night.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be moved together. Views, quiet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunny, Views!
    Salon, opt 3rd bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy sleeper sofa, room shuts off with door, Views!
    Bedroom 3 + kitchen & bath - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , optional bedroom/studio flat on floor above. +$80 per nt
  • twins/or king, queen, sofa sleeper, add optional studio flat above for another twin + comfy queen futon + kitchenette and bathroom. Views! Adjacent to large shared roof terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Turkish art on the walls and floors, outdoor teak furniture. Views in this flat that cannot be beat! Private terrace + use of shared large terrace on floor above.

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