Our apartment is on the 1st floor of a grand and elegant 19th Century building very close to Galata Tower. It's characterful, design, graceful and homely. Street is popular with Neoclassical buildings houses, cafes. Highest Artistic area.
Our apartment is on the first floor with high entrance- three flights of original marble stairs - of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafs.
While your stay, you will be a couple of minutes away from all kind of attractive events, restaurants, cafe's, antique shops, shops, night clubs, pharmacy, Bank Atms. Most well known Mevlana (Rumi's) house is one-minute distance.
Its about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, less than 3 minutes walk to Tnel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 10 minutes walk up the hill.
The apartment opens into a welcoming hall. The living room with flat-screen TV and comfy sofa is right next to the dining room, adding up to a versatile area for relaxing. The bay windows in the living room overhang the characterful street below: great for people-watching.
There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a stylish en-suite shower room. Third room have 2 single bedi.. All bedrooms have high quality crisp white linens. The additional family bathroom is spacious with a large shower. The kitchen is contemporary, chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances.
This apartment is 130 m2 in total, with lovely vaulted high ceilings retaining original frescoes. A few of the walls have been stripped back to brick that gives a cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate eight people.
FOOD: Cafe Privato just in front of the building is one of the best breakfast at -------. You can make a great breakfast there. Also there is big shopping market called SOK Market at the Galata Tower Square which is good and cheap food. The bonus is a fresh fruit and vegetable truck that would park in front the building door every day.
Tap water is drinkable but dont recommend. You can provide from SOK Market.
UTENSILS: Towels- bedsheets, blankets, handsoap is available. Shampoo and toilet paper are not provided.
A/C(living rooms) and fun (bedrooms) , wireless internet, washer dryer, cable tv, baby-cot, towels, bedsheets, kitchen utensils, oven, washer&dryer, iron&board, hairdryer are provided.
The Flat is on the first floor. No elevator . There are three wide and comfortable stairs to flat with 10 steps each which is effordable for kids and elderly people. Please check the pictures of the stairs.
CAR PARKING: Private car parking is available at next street which is 100meters distance. Per day is 30YTL.
Smoking allowed only in the living rooms.
We are eco friendly house. We use natural soap, vinegar, olive oil and hygenic eco detergants.
The Galata neighborhood of Istanbul's European Beyolu district is one of its most vibrant and culturally significant areas; neo-classical architecture and winding streets attract savvy Istanbulites who come here to shop, eat, party and drink. Flat is located at the heart of hippest quarter. 18th-century historical building which is 130years old near Galata Tower renovated in 2007 by a very well-known architect. The street is popular with Neo- classical buildings houses, cafes. The artistic area off the beaten tourist track. Both the building and the apartment itself are spectacular -- high ceilings, marble staircases, original hardwood floors. Originally worked on by Armenian stone masters.
Our apartments are uniquely situated amongst mosques, churches, synagogues, a mevlevi whirling dervish hall and other sites of religious significance. We encourage guests to sense the history of religious tolerance and hopefully! to experience something of it themselves during their stay.
The location is absolutely extraordinary as it is right next to the Galata tower, yet so quiet, homey, spacious, nice and calm neighboorhood, from where you could easily reach all parts of Istanbul, or by foot, or by boat, or by tram or metro
While your stay, you will be
1minute away (by walk) to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street &Tunel.
3 mins away from the Sishane Metro Station.
5 mins away from the Tnel Tram Station.
5 mins from Karakoy Metro and also Port by walk.
15-20 mins walk to Taksim Square.
Sultanahmet is 10minutes by Karaky metro.
Kadky(Asian Side) in 15 minutes by boat.
10 Mins to public buses. 4 Mins to tram . 6 Mins to Metro
Attractions (By walk). 5 mins to Istiklal Street and also Nightlife.
10 mins to iek Pasaj, Balk Pazar. 10 mins to Demirr
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.
Room and bed configuration is here :
4room-3 Bedroom- 3bathroom(2toilets) -1 living-room.
Large entrance: Suitable for luggage space.
Bedroom1:1dbl bed & 1 single sofa bed
Bedroom 2: 1 dbl bed. En-suite shower (no toilet)
Livingroom 2: Large dining table with small white table suitable for 8 people to have dinner together.
Bathroom1: Full bathroom with toilet and hairdryer
Bedroom 3: 2 single bed & 1 extra foldable bed.
Bathroom: Full bathroom with toilet.
SECTION 1 AND SECTION 2 HAVE OWN PRIVACY AND SEPARATED WITH DOOR
In the same building we also offer second apartment which is next to to this one.
The two or three apartments booked together are ideal for a large group. Combined flat link is here
Interaction with guests
This is a small family project. Evrim and Erdem have been living in stanbul for 20 years.
Your questions and booking will be handled by us . When you arrive in Istanbul Evrim or Erdem will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.
Well all help you as much as you need and we're only a phone call or email away.
Other things to note
Financially supporting small grocery shops and other family businesses around, youll soon make relationships with these friendly people and develop a genuine understanding of the culture around you. youll quickly become part of it,
Were sure youll leave with special memories and more developed perspectives as a result of your encounters by self catering right in the local community.
We use local maintenance and cleaning services for the apartments and in this way we provide a good income for 2 families who lives nearby.We do everything we can to preserve all the original features and materials in the apartments. Where new materials are needed we source them locally, prioritising products that are designed and/or made in Turkey.