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Stay comfortably in this beautiful, newly renovated, historical flat with charming original features: exposed brick walls, marble stairways, and a cozy bay window. The front-facing room has a double bed, and the adjacent room has a sofa-bed big enough for 2. There is an open kitchen equipped with cooking & eating utensils and a sweet dining area with natural light from the surrounding windows.
This is the perfect base for a couple or friends to stay & explore the city from. It's directly in the center - yet on a quiet and safe street; away from the noise but within walking distance to everything (5 min. to Istiklal, 20 min. to ferries, 30 min. to the old city, plus lots of public transport around to everywhere).
The surrounding neighborhood is home to both newly-arrived expats and families that have lived in the same homes for decades. There are several small corner markets around for groceries (some of which are open 24/7), and on Sunday, one of the largest and best outdoor street markets in Istanbul is only a few blocks away. Food-lovers will love the local restaurants within walking distance, and we're happy to recommend our favorite places, as (website hidden): smell problem is finally fixed
After booking please tell me which time you will arrive to istanbul and if you want me to arrange airport pick up (if yes send me your flight number and details too).
you should lock the door when you leave the flat for security.
and everything should be fine. welcome.
Aylin made everything super smooth and easy and was very helpful and has knowledge of a couple of very nice places that she happily shares. The Place is nice and cozy and is perfectly located and in walking distance to a lot of interesting areas of Istanbul. Can only recommend!!
This is the 3rd time we've stayed with Aylin in Istanbul.
She's always very welcoming and organised when arranging the trip, making things pretty straightforward.
The apartment is great for a couple, it's clean and tidy and has everything you need. It's also in a perfect location for exploring the sites and close to lots of cools bars and restaurants.
Aylin's boyfriend, Ali, met me a few streets off by my taxi so that I wouldn't get lost. He was very kind and helpful, and spent time showing me on a map where I could go around the apartment. The apartment itself was cozy and beautifully decorated. The only issue is that the WiFi wasn't working, although Ali assured me that it was the first time it happened. Still, it wasn't that big of an inconvenience, as I was only in the apartment mornings and evenings. The location is fantastic – only a 10 minute walk to Taksim and Istikal, and very near public transportation.
I'd most definitely recommend staying here if you're ever in Turkey.
Aylin - gorgeous the owner of the apartment! She told me ways how to get to the apartment from the airport and answered all the questions. The apartment is conveniently located - 15-20 minutes on foot from the taksim square on the main street (as moscow arbat), on the same taksim square comes bus from the airport. The apartment is small but comfortable, it was nice to find tea and nutella! There stove, kettle, crockery for cooking. On the couch can sleep 2 people. The pressure and temperature of the water good. The only negative in the apartment was a little cool, but can we just don't understand with heating system
The flat was great for us - perfect location for lots of delicious restaurants and the tourist spots across the river are walkable if you don't mind the hills!
Aylin's list of local recommendations was completely brilliant, and much appreciated. We were also very glad to be met from our taxi so that we didn't have to find the apartment in the dark.
My partner had a bad back while we there, which the bed wasn't the best for, but Aylin very kindly dropped round extra pillows which was great.
Thanks again for a great stay in Istanbul!
Aylin and her warm welcome, flexibility and punctuality made a huge contribution to make my Istanbul experience unforgettable. I enjoyed the accommodation, it is just charming as it looks on the photos. Everything functions perfectly, it is clean and nice. It is also very cozy, and fells like home. The neighborhood is quite and picturesque, so close to lively Istikal. I felt safe and welcomed there. Aylin prepared on line instructions what to see, where to eat, drink - it was so helpful and gave me more of a local insight. As I needed to check out much earlier then my flight was, she offered 2 easy options to handle my luggage. In a word: Great!
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Although it seems to transform everyday, I still know Istanbul like the back of my hand. I have a collection of favorite places (some old, some new) and things to do & see in Istanbul that I'm happy to share with you. I enjoy simple, basic pleasures: good food, (visual/audio) art, yoga, exploring, seasides, and street cats.
I'm newly taking over these listings which were previously managed by my friend, Önder. I'll be the main point of contact for all reservations (by e-mail and phone), but you will be met by Ali for check-in. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have as well as point out things that shouldn't be missed.