Park view - Cozy 2BD with balcony
Park view - Cozy 2BD with balcony

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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Superb 90 sqm apartment with 2 bed rooms, next to a public garden. The beach is very close. Situated in a calm and family friendly building. Just 200m away from bus station and 600m away from metro "Hatay Metro Station", you are very close to heart of Izmir.

The space

The flat is between the 2nd and 3rd floor with a lovely terrace. There is a big public garden in front of the terrace and the seaside is just 50m away. It is rare to find green and blue so close together in city center!

There are lots of shops, groceries, restaurants, cafes around the apartment. Bars and nightlife is only in 10min distance by public transport.

This apartment is equipped with a full kitchen (fridge-freezer, oven-microwave, stoves, pans, and full kitchenwares) and a large dining table. I provide bedding, i.e. sheets, pillows and blanket), a bathroom (I provide shower gel, towels and even a hairdryer) and toilets. TV and free wifi is also included.

In the kitchen, you will find tea, coffee and sugar so you can relax when you arrive. Maps and tourist information flyers will also help you plan your stay.

Guest access

This apartment is almost entirely dedicated to you, our guest.

However, please do not open the glass cabinet in the living (with the private collection of glassware, books and souvenirs). This is out of bounds. There is also a sideboard with porcelain and this is also out of bounds (this is the sideboard under the TV).

Interaction with guests

I moved to Melbourne/Australia for transferring my Phd studies into a different university here. So, my mother is helping me to organize my flat. She does not know English but I will be on contact via airbnb and my mobile. However, there is a time difference between Turkey and Australia so please let me know if you need to contact me 24/7, so I can give you my cousine's mobile. I always try to be on contact with my guests but you know, sometimes it can take time. I can be sleeping (time difference) or I can be at work. So please be calm and just remember that it is not a hotel. For the emergency, please use emergency numbers which take place in safety section :)

Generally we are leaving the key in a nearby bakery shop with named by "Hacıoğlu Unlu Mamülleri" . The shop is open till 8pm and they are really lovely people. I am sure that you would taste their cookies during your vacation and please try "simit"! And you can leave the key inside while you are leaving. The shop is located in just 3 apartment down from my flat and through the seaside. If your arriving time will be late then 8pm please let me know, then we can re-organise how you can get the key.

Other things to note

Please do not use too many electrical appliances at the same time. The building is not new and drawing too much power may trip a fuse, which would require resetting at the entrance downstairs. In particular, the three air conditioners are very powerful (Mitsubishi brand) and when they are all set to full power, combined with use of the kettle, hair-dryer or hot water it can trip a fuse. There is an "economy" mode for the air conditioners and this is more than enough for the heating and cooling needs without the risk of tripping the fuse :-)

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 33
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM

The apartment is in a family friendly building and there some kids so please try to be quiet especially after 8pm. Thank you.

We believe that guests have a right to enjoy their stay without having to worry too much about cleaning. That is why we charge a cleaning fee to cover the costs of cleaning the apartment at the end of each booking.

The cleaning fee covers washing of bed linen, vacuuming, wiping, dusting, toilet and bathroom cleaning.

However, guests are responsible for their own dishwashing. Of course we can understand if you leave a few dirty dishes behind in the rush of checking out.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

2 nights minimum stay

67 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
July 2017
Zuhal was a lovely host and we really enjoyed our stay in her gorgeous flat. The flat is in a lovely quiet part of time and overlooks a park (and it's very rare to find open green spaces in the city of Izmir) so we felt very lucky to be there. It's a bit of a distance from the centre of the city (which meant it was quiet and peaceful - perfect for us) but it's also very well connected by a cheap and public transport system. Getting to the city centre was very easy indeed. We had a couple of problems with the Wifi whilst we were there (which were not Zuhal's fault at all) and she sorted them out immediately which we really appreciated. We'd highly recommend this lovely apartment and its host

Engin User Profile
June 2017
Everything is all okey. Clean, tidy, close to public transportation, shops, local restaurants.. Free parking places all around the area. It was a very comfortable stay for me and the family. Hope to see u again.

Esra User Profile
June 2017
Our host was waiting for us when we arrived. She was very lovely and welcoming. The house is very cosy and enough for a family of four. Great location. It is a typical Turkish home with all essentials. Love it! esra

Jen User Profile
June 2017
What a stunning apartment, very true to photos and just as we'd hoped. Izmir is lovely with plenty to see and do and an excellent transport system. I would like to add that it is NOT near a beach as we thought it was having read other reviews and messages from host. It is near the sea but there is no sand and you are not able to get in the sea. Initially this was a disappointment. However it is straight forward to get a bus and coach to Çeşme which is stunningly beautiful. It takes about an hour and a half and costs £15 pp. The apartment really is lovely, very clean, spacious and artfully decorated. We were surprised not to have hot water apart from the shower, but this is manageable.
Zuhal User Profile
Response from Zuhal:
Thank you for staying in our apartment. You sound disappointed by not being able to swim nearby, however, having reviewed the messages we exchanged before the booking was confirmed, its clear that I NEVER said that you could swim near the apartment. In fact, I explicitly mentioned its not suitable for swimming. I did say the apartment is near the seaside, which it is, and there are excellent walking and cycling tracks along the seaside which I highlighted, there are also fantastic restaurants and cafes, spaces to relax and viewing areas along the waterfront, its a wonderful area. But I clearly stated that its not suitable for swimming- please check your message history. The only time I mentioned the beach or swimming was in the context of day tours to other areas, such as Cesme, Urla, Alacati etc and the only travel time advice I gave was 1.5 hours. I answered all your questions honestly.
June 2017

Irma User Profile
May 2017
Nice appartment in a quiet flat, close to a playground, We were welcomed with Turkish tea. Good bed, cosy atmosphere with flowers and self made paintings. Communication went well! If you don't like climbing, you have a problem for it takes 51 stairs to reach Handes appartment. But it was worth it. Thank you, Hande and family.
Zuhal User Profile
Response from Zuhal:
=) Thank you Irma for choosing us, although we have some stairs (I never thought about counting it, thank you for this useful info :)) You are always welcome back!
May 2017

Salim User Profile
May 2017
Zuhal's place is an amazing apartment and I give it five stars all around. The location is near everything you need on your trip to Izmir.

Mija User Profile
March 2017
We were completely satisfied at Zuhal's place. It is completely adorable down to every last detail. It was like living in our magazine dream apartment. The neighborhood was warm and friendly, and full of ceramic painting studios, bakeries, and little grocery shops. We loved walking around visiting the ladies in their ceramic studios, sipping tea in the cafes, and walking to the shoreline for long walks by the sea. It was easy to get to by bus on the seaside. The metro stop is up the hill a steep hike, but easy to get to the house by walking down (using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps.) For best results, use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps to find the place from any direction. Also ask the local taxi stand for landmarks, such as Ayse Mayda's famous house. I moved on to rent my own apartment in Izmir, but I still dream about Zuhal's place and hope to make my own house as beautiful as her's.

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Zuhal User Profile

My daughter Hande and me are happy to share our home with you. I am a retired house wife and living in Cittaslow city Seferihisar. My daughter Hande is a PhD Student in Melbourne Australia. She will contact to you for your all inquiries.

Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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