HISTORICAL ISTANBUL, TOPKAPI PALACE, BLUE MOSQUE, AYASOPHIA, SEA, 2 TOP TERRACES

Pascal Cariou

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment with 2 terraces, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single sofa-bed, sleeps 5

`Unique' spot in the heart of the old town of Istanbul: Semaphore house (80 m², 2 double bedrooms, 1 single sofa-bed, 2 lounges, a large kitchen, 1 bathroom, separated WC, 2 terraces). This very refined and bright house is nestled beneath the fortification walls at the shadow of the minarets of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) and is closed by the Topkapi and the St Sophia (Ayasofya) Palaces, the Great Bazar, and the Basilica (Yerebatan Sarayi). With 2 terraces overlooking the gathering place between the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea, this heaven is surrounded by gardens and is located in a preserved area in the historical part of Eminönü, at the border of Europe and Asia. WIFI connection, iPod Hi-Fi system (you can listen your own music!), and a phone are available. Trolley (Sultanahmet) and urban train (Cankurtaran) are only at a 5 minutes walking distance. You will also find the “river bus” (Eminönü) and the ferry of Yenikapi for Anatolia and the Prince Islands (see property # 67876).

SPECIAL OFFERS!!!:

- 15% DISCOUNT IS APPLIED ON THE 2 UNITS OF PROPERTIES N° 67876 (LAKE OF IZNIK) FOR BOTH BOOKINGS.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Pascal Cariou

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Speaks french, italian, spanish, turkish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 33 traveler reviews

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HISTORICAL ISTANBUL, TOPKAPI PALACE, BLUE MOSQUE, AYASOPHIA, SEA, 2 TOP TERRACES
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+39 349 6638103
Eminonu Istanbul
Chapel Hill, NC USA
5

Perfect apartment - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Semaphore House for a week in October 2009. We loved the apartment - the rooms are a generous size, full of light, and nicely furnished. The linens are luxurious, and the apartment is wonderfully equiped. We enjoyed breakfast on the back terrace and sipping wine on the front one; the views are stunning. Pascal was an excellent host, answering our questions before our trip and during our stay in the apartment. The apartment's location is also great - a very easy walk to many attractions in Sultanahmet. We would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear customers, what can I add to this very kind words from Chris and Sharon... I must say maybe that the Semaphore is 5 minutes walking from the seashore, passing by very good traditional restaurants...!
Best regards,
Pascal
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Eminonu Istanbul
Milan, Italy
5

very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed this large and airy apartment, perfectly located in the heart of ancient Istanbul. We had dinner every night in the beautiful terrace, we slept so well and we also had a chance to use the washing machine (very useful after 2 weeks traveling). Pascal has been very kind and always fast in answering to our needs. We will recommend Semaphore House to all our friends visiting Istanbul.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eminonu Istanbul
5

Great location in Sultanahmet!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is within a five to ten minute walk of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and all the other amazing historic sites in Sultanahmet. It is located on a quiet street just below the mosque and the minarets are visible from the apartment. It has a great front balcony for relaxing and a back balcony with a table for dining. The small markets nearby have basic supplies and very friendly proprietors. It is a great "home base" for exploring Istanbul as you can walk to everything in the old city. The transaction was easy (used PayPal) and the owner was very friendly and responsive.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your nice review. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the Sémaphore and it's proximity to all the main historical and architectural inheritance of Istanbul. One glass on the terrace is due after visiting for all the day the Seven Hills of the city!!!
I wish I can have the pleasure to welcome you again in Istanbul or in Venice...
All my kind and best wishes,
Pascal
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Eminonu Istanbul
4

Ideally situated in old Istanbul

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Semaphore House for six days for a sightseeing holiday.
We are a retired couple, travelling with an adult son.
The apartment is in the old town, only ten minutes walk from the Blue mosque and the other main attractions.
It is large,airy,comfortably furnished and fully equipped for self catering. We used both balconies; the rear balcony for breakfast in the sun, the front balcony for our evening "nightcap".
There are several small shops where the basics can be purchased, but we didn't find a supermarket, as such. However, there are restaurants in abundance close by, if you prefer to eat out.
We would certainly recommend Semaphore for anybody interested in staying close to the main sights.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests,
Thanks to Maureen for this very nice review. There is a supermarket 10' distant from the Semaphore, just over the "Hippodrome" (Sultanahmet Square), and one other in Kadirga, the same distance more or less. I thought I wrote this info on the Welcome to the Semaphore sheet, but I will check again.
All the best to you,
Pascal
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Eminonu Istanbul
4

Emplacement idéal.

  • 4 of 5
L'appartement est idéalement situé pour profiter des richesses d'Istanbul....
L'appartement est spacieux, bien équipé et on s'y sent vite "chez soi" !
Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les soirées au calme sur la terrasse, après les journées trépidantes de visite.
Laurence,Christian,Laurent,Adriana
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci a Laurence et ses amis ! Se délasser le soir au calme sur les terrasses environnées de jardins, entre les minarets de la Mosquée Bleue et les bateaux croisant sur la Mer de Marmara, le tout sur fond des lumières d'Asie, voilà bien un des "must" du Sémaphore...
L'envie me vient d'y passer quelques jours...!
À tous, bien cordialement,
Pascal
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Eminonu Istanbul
5

Great place to enjoy Istanbul

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in Pascal's apartment. The location was great, an enjoyable short stroll to the heart of the old city. The street of the apartment is typical Istanbul, with smart houses or hotels interspersed with derelict places. However, we all felt very safe at all times. Just up the road is a small shop with all the basics, including fresh bread for the mornings. The apartment is on the second floor, so it's a bit of a lug upstairs if you've got heavy bags. We found the apartment itself perfect for the four of us. Two lovely rooms with double beds and a huge lounge and dining area with a kitchen at the end. As the apartment takes up all the top floor there are two balconies, one at each end. The views maybe aren't picture postcard but they are certainly photogenic in their own right. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was really well kitted out and we didn't need anything other than what was provided. As we went in winter we were also really pleased that the heating kept us nice and toasty and so we didn't need to use the air con units. All in all we would really recommend Pascal's place. There would be only two things we would change. Firstly it would be helpful to have some fuller welcome information about the flat, or even a guest book for people to leave tips on local places, restaurants etc. Secondly the only way of paying seems to force the payer to have to pay extra bank charges, expensive and more so if you pay a deposit and balance. I think there are other ways that could be better for guests. Despite this we had a great time and would whole heartedly recommend this to others.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests,
Thanks to Mark for his beautiful review. I will provide to make the "welcome to Semaphore" sheet more extensive. And we are studying an other way of sending a deposit, cheaper mainly for American guests, this due to the American bank system.
Kind regards,
Pascal
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Atatürk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Eminönü / Yenikapi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Cankurtaran (Urban train)
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Yesilköy
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

`Unique' spot in the heart of the old town of Istanbul: Semaphore house (80 m², 2 double bedrooms, 1 single sofa-bed, 2 lounges, a large kitchen, 1 bathroom, separated WC, 2 terraces). This very refined and bright house is nestled beneath the fortification walls at the shadow of the minaret of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) and is closed by the Topkapi and the St Sophia (Ayasofya) Palaces, the Great Bazar, and the Basilica (Yerebatan Sarayi). With 2 terraces overlooking the gathering place between the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea, this heaven is surrounded by gardens and is located in a preserved area in the historical part of Eminönü, at the border of Europe and Asia. WIFI connection, iPod Hi-Fi system (you can listen your own music!), and a phone are available. Trolley (Sultanahmet) and urban train (Cankurtaran) are only at a 5 minutes walking distance. You will also find the “river bus” (Eminönü) and the ferry of Yenikapi for Anatolia and the Prince islands (see property # 67876).

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Availability & Rates

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Eminonu Apartment 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 2014
Mar 15 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€140
Fri,Sat
€840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2014/2015
Nov 15 2014 - Mar 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
From
€120
Fri,Sat
€700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€140
Fri,Sat
€840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes - A €200 SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED ON RESERVATION.
THE BALANCE PAYMENT HAS TO BE PAID 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL.

- FOR MORE THAN 2 PERSONS, A €10/night/person is required.

- For a rental period of less than 7 days, an additional 50 Euros will be charged for the mid-weekcleaning of the apartment.

- PLEASE NOTE THE PERIOD BETWEEN DECEMBER 25 2013 TO JANUARY 6TH ARE MAJORED 10%.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Eminonu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Second toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Marmara - 1 queen
    Minarets - 1 queen
  • There is a sofa-bed in the lounge which can accommodate a child in one or another room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Hi-Fi system is an i-Pod Hi-Fi compact sound system that allows you to read your mp3 format music-lists. Bring your i Pod or i Phone! An internet WiFi is available.
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