Duplex with terrace in the center

House - Entire home/apt · Tutkalcı Sokak, Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey

The Space

Hello everyone!

We are four friends who decorated this house together recently. All of us will be taking care of you. One of us is a writer for TimeOut İstanbul which is the most famous city event magazine of Istanbul. We all have long travel experiences and know what a traveller needs. So, good local advices will be waiting for you; local knowledge, where to eat and go out, shopping, hidden spots, art scene etc.=)

The place is located in the social centre of Istanbul, Taksim. Only 3 minutes walk away from Istiklal Street where night clubs, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries etc. are. Galata Tower, Nevizade and Tunnel area are 5 - 10 minutes walk away but the house is very isolated from the noise of Taksim.

Only 1 minute to the bus station where you can take buses to the old city which takes 10 minutes and metro station is 10 minutes by feet.

Neighborhood is traditional and unique in Istanbul with its cosmopolite atmosphere and diversity of locals. Around here, you can have a tea in tea houses, wander around small streets and eat in local places. On sundays there is a flea market just down the street and an open market next to our place where you can buy your vegetables, fruit and other local products.

The house is designed with unique furnitures from the antique shops of our neighborhood. Almost all pieces in the flat is chosen carefully and even some of them are handmade. It is all day sunny and bright.

When you enter the house, the first floor is living room with an open kitchen and balcony. Second floor is bedroom with a terrace. You may enjoy the sunrise and the sunset from the terrace while sitting on our comfortable bambu couch and chairs. The balcony on the first floor with two wooden chairs and traditional-stove-converted table is where you can have your morning coffee. The couch in the living room may be turned to a bed for the 3rd person.

Flat consists:
High Speed Wifi Internet
Travel books, unique Istanbul guides, maps, brochures for places
Full Equipped Kitchen
Traditional Towels and Linens
Antiques
Hair Dryer
Refrigerator with some surprises
Heater
Iron And Ironing Board
Toaster
24h Hot Water
Kettle
Housekeeping Service on request
24h Back-Up Service

We all hope that you will love this experience! Hope to have you in our house!

Melis, Utku, Efe and Görkem

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $3200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We had a pleasant stay at Melis' flat in Istanbul, it's quite nicely furnished and well situated in interesting Beyoglu. Melis was always helpfull, it was a pleasure to meet her. She even helped me to research an adress at the University because I unfortunately couldn't find it out with my lack of Turkish.

    April 2014
  • We had a great time during our stay in the apartment.

    It was the perfect size for 2 people, fantastic view from the top balcony, and the location could not have been better for us!

    Would recommend.

    Thanks!!

    April 2014
  • tx a lot guys, the apartment is so lovely near the center. We spent magic moment w Efe and great night!
    tx a lot for everything guys! Hope to see u soon...

    Max&Mimi

    March 2014
  • I loved my time on Tutkalci Sokak. The apartment is comfortable and, as a fan of outdoor space, the two balconies are sweet amenities. Efe, Utku, and Melis tag-teamed the coordination pre- and post my arrival in Istanbul and each was generous and helpful in answering questions quickly.

    December 2013
  • Lovely flat in lovely location run by lovely people. Would gladly stay again.

    November 2013
  • When we arrived we have been moved to another flat because of construction in the building but the reality is that the flat was rented to someone else! It's a company it's not someone appartment! The day after they send us to this flat! The flat is cool, but the building is very old so it smell very bad! the bathroom doesn't have hot water!!!!! It's a machine suppose to create hot water but doesn't work and Utku associates (Meliss) just said "it's like that in Istanbul!" Really! We went to a hotel for the end of the hollidays! I think it's too expensive for a no hot water appartement!

    November 2013
  • I wouldn't recommend this duplex to my worst enemy! Actually I wonder about how serious Air B&B iswhen they accept this duplex as part ot their systhem: the building is filth, the shower is so small it is difficult to have a shower without lifting the arms in order to fit in(!), The chairs were broken, the heat didn't work and so the apt was cold and damp. The refrigerator was so noisy that we had to unplug everynight. I will post pictures at Trip Adviser to prevent that other people fall in the same trap!!! Shame on you, Air B&B for your lack of criteria. The photos you had posted did not correspond to reality.

    November 2013
  • We enjoyed our days at Utkus appartement very much.
    Nice area, quiet but within walking distance to the lively "Western" part of Istanbul, very friendly and helpful owner, cute flat, big bed!

    October 2013
  • Efe, Melis and Uktu are great hosts. My friend and I felt really looked after during our stay. Upon our arrival we were moved to their other flat due to an electric fault with the flat we had booked in. We stayed for 2 days here and thoroughly enjoyed it, it was in a great location, very close to Taksim square, a main shopping road, and loads of great bars and restaurants. On our final day we moved to our originally booked apartment, while the flat was amazing, the location made myself and my friend (both girls) feel a little on edge and uneasy, due to having to walk under an underpass on what felt like more of a 'bad side' of town. This said, we didn't encounter any trouble, but i would recommend for female travellers, the safer feeling location of the other flat. We had an amazing time in Istanbul, and had a great time staying at the apartments and meeting the hosts. I would thoroughly recommend!!!

    September 2013
  • We had a great time in Turkey and Utku's centrally located flat was a great base.

    September 2013
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