|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
50% off Nov 15 - Mar 15, excepting holidays (Dec 15 - Jan 5).
Peacefully located in Istanbul's most popular residential neighborhood away from vendors and carpet salesmen, but close enough to get there quickly when you want to. Sit on your balcony and look at a picture perfect postcard view of the mosque-studded skyline of Istanbul.
We have just renovated and newly furnished this quiet 3 bdrm, 2 bath apartment with amazing views of the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet. (hence the few reviews). New tiles in bathroom, parquet wood floors, fresh paint, and furnishings. Lots of Turkish touches and textiles throughout.
There are beds for 6 + a sleeper sofa. This flat is most comfortable for 4-6 guests, but can accommodate up to 8 with use of sleeper sofa. We recommend renting this flat in combination with the flat on the floor below for groups of more than 6. There are 2 enclosed bedrooms in each flat + an alcove bedroom in each(our Sultan suites) just off the dining room divided by a curtain. The sleeper sofa is in the salon.
There are many many restaurants and cafes in this safe, charming neighborhood. On the 2nd floor (2 flights stairs) with unobstructed views from your salon, dining room, and kitchen and private balcony. We have another apartment with the same layout on the floor beneath this one. Rent both together for a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. If this one is not available ask about our Cihangir 2 flat on the below.
I am a Californian by birth, who left my tribe 10 years ago in search of a new home in a new country. Four continents, 30 countries, and many hundreds of stories later, I settled in 3 countries: Turkey is where I formed my company Oneworld, Bali is my spiritual home, and the USA, is my home of origin, where my family resides.I have a heart connection with friends in Greece, Nepal, India, Brazil, Thailand, Argentina, France, England, Mexico, Bali and beyond. The world is my home.
I write stories about our diverse lives that remind us of our universal humanity wherever we are, regardless of where we live, what we believe, or what we look like. Under my Turkish company, OneWorld ltd, I provide private homes as short term rentals for global travelers, so that they might experience this amazing city in a more authentic manner than possible in a hotel.
It is my dream that by living in each others' worlds - experiencing new sounds, tastes, art, architecture, music, beliefs, and ways of being, that we will grow to view the planet in all its rich diversity as Our World - OneWorld.
Robin Sparks purchased this apartment in 2013
I've had my eye on this flat for years and it finally became available last spring. Our Cihangir apartment located below this one has been so popular and we have had so many requests to house large groups, that I was thrilled to add Cihangir 3 to Oneworld's collection of short-term vacation rentals in istanbul.
Views beyond compare. Quiet neighborhood and building. Easy access to all the sites in best neighborhood. Lovely balcony with view. Only 2 flights of stairs from street level. Most flats in Istanbul have only 1 bathroom. This flat has 2.
I can't believe its taken me sooooo long to let you know what a fabulous time we had in Istanbul in June 2014! I'm so sorry. Your flat was the best. It accommodated all 5 of us very comfortably and had terrific amenities (Loved the clothes washer!) The transportation to and from the airport went perfectly (we couldn't believe the traffic, especially at the airport ) and your management (I am sorry, I can't remember her name) met us at the apartment promptly and gave us an excellent orientation of the apartment and surrounding neighborhood. The apartment was clean and tidy and the neighborhood felt very safe.
We enjoyed lounging on the balcony after long days of exploring. Then, we would enjoy our evening walks and even took the ferry to Kadikoy for dinner with our wonderful tour guide, Esin. Thank you for providing a unique lodging option so we could explore this huge, cosmopolitan city in a more intimate and local fashion. We know we only touched the surface but I know my kids want to return to Istanbul!
Kind regards and Happy Thanksgiving!
Monica Beisel and family......John Harvey, my husband, Charlie and Sarah (2 of my children) plus my mom, Helen Beisel
I can't believe its taken me sooooo long to let you know what a fabulous time we had in Istanbul in June 2014! I'm sorry. Your flat was the best. It accommodated all 5 of us very comfortably and had terrific amenities (Loved the clothes washer!) The transportation to and from the airport went perfectly (we couldn't believe the traffic, especially at the airport ). Elif met us at the apartment promptly and gave us an excellent orientation of the apartment and surrounding neighborhood. The apartment was clean and tidy and the neighborhood felt very safe. We enjoyed lounging on the balcony after long days of exploring. Then, we would enjoy our evening walks and even took the ferry to Kadikoy for dinner with our wonderful tour guide. Thank you for providing a unique lodging option so we could explore this huge, cosmopolitan city in a more intimate and local fashion. We know we only touched the surface but I know my kids want to return to Istanbul!
We stayed in this beautiful apartment for two weeks and we absolutely loved it. We stayed with 3 seniors, 3 teens& 3 adults and we were curious on the comfort of the flat but thankfully it was wonderful! We loved the neighbourhood ,proximity to the tram system and Taksim square. It was clean , well furnished and as well had an amazing sea view as a bonus. It's worth to mention that the owner representative (Elif) was so friendly and helpful. She helped us at the busiest times and we thank her for that.
My family of six (3 adults, 3 teens) stayed here for 2 nights. The flat accommodated us all nicely. In terms of decor and creature comforts, I'd say it is above average. It was cozy, the beds were comfortable and it was clean. What makes the flat really stand out was the balcony and views of the Strait of Bosporus. Simply gorgeous on a sunny day and even on a cloudy day. The view made the 3 flight climb up to the flat at the end of the day worth the effort. An added bonus of the flat is the second toilet. (I do not need to go into detail about that.)
The street the flat is located on is quiet (most of the time) and within walking distance, uphill or downhill, of restaurants. We rented the flat during the school week. I mention this because there is a school in view from the balcony that had all the bells, yells and laughter that every school around the world has. I personally like the sounds, but others might not. Taksim Sqaure and Istiklal Ave. was within walking distance too.
The property manager and owner were pleasant to deal with too. They arranged for an airport transfer service. I would recommend that service for a large group like us.
We spent a week in this great apartment. We were 2 grand-parents, 2 parents, and 2 small girls. There was sufficient room for all of us, young and old. The view from this apartment is stunning. You can see the Bosperus, the old Palace, multiple fameous moskes, the ferries running back and forth, the fishing fleet, the sun-rise, the sun-set. This view can't be beat. Location is also terrific. We often walked to the street car or ferry, and quickly got to the historical sights we came to visit. This vacation rental is a very good value. Only reason for not rating it a 5 star is that the hot / cold water temp in the shower was extremly difficult to regulate. We took tub-baths instead of showers, and that solved the water temperature regulation problem for us.
The local staff we delt with were great. We used their offer to arrange transport from airport to the apartment on arrival, and back to the airport on departure, and that worked also great. Highly recommended.
I had the pleasure of spending 9 nights in this amazing flat. The view simply takes your breath away. Located in a quiet residential area within walking distance to public transportation to get you anywhere in the city. David provided me with a half day tour of the city that got me acclimated and showed me where all the tourist attractions where. I loved everything about Istanbul and having this beautiful flat as a home base was key. Look forward to staying here again in the futurel
We loved the flat, everything about it was great. The description of the flat was accurate, it was very clean and well maintained, light and bright and it was just a joy to come back from sightseeing everyday to enjoy the balcony and view over the Bosporous.
We loved the fruitshop nearby, the small coffeehouse and the supermarket. We would definately like to return to Istanbul and when so, again to this flat. Thank you again.
Everything you need and more in this favorite neighborhood of foreigners and local artists and film industry types. Turn of the century architecture, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, night life, bars, views, antique shopping, waterfront just down the hill, as well as the tram, catch a ferry to go to the Asian side or to tour the Bosphorus, Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue, Dolmace Palace, Istanbul Modern Museum, walk up Bosphorus to Ortakoy. Tram to Sultanahmet is just down the hill, and to avoid walking up the hill when you return, simply take the tram to the Finkikli stop, take the funicular up the hill to Taksim Square and walk 10 minutes to the flat through flat neighborhood. Rent alone or with our other flat on the floor below this one for a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 baths.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
50% off Nov 15 - Dec 15 and Jan 6-Mar 15.
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night, in slow season $10 per extra guest.
There is a one-time cleaning/prep fee of $70.
We have a driver who will meet you at the airport and bring you to the flat for $45 per car (8 passengers). Highly recommended as taxis in Istanbul are notorious for 'getting lost'. :)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.