I am renting a fully furnished apartmen near Taksim Square, the heart of the city. To explore the whole city all public transportation services such as metro, bus, farry and tram are available within a short walking distance.
The neighbors are very friendly and helpful, if you have any problems they are happy to help.
The flat is decorated harmoniously with both antique and modern furniture. It gives everyone a nice and warm atmosphere. You will feel just like home. The apartment provides you with everything you need. The kitchen is fully equipped. Other utensils such as iron and hair dryer are also available.
In the fridge you can find something for breakfast and fresh fruit.
All cafes, bars and restaurants at Taksim Square are almost open 24/7. Despite being so close to this busy life, the flat is located in a very calm and secure neighborhood.
We also offer a workshop on traditional Turkish cuisine. If interested we can do the registration for you.
Yesim's apartment was meticulously clean, photo accurate. Thought has gone into apartment arrangement. The location was conveniently within walking distance (up an down hills) in two directions to public transportation.
Wow, what a perfect Airbnb experience in a stylish flat with a dedicated host. Yesim was so obliging in helping us out when we ran into difficulties getting to her flat due to protests in Taksim Square and then took plenty of time to show us around all the amenities and her well-stocked pile of Istanbul information. We acted on her restaurant recommendations and everything we ate was delicious - so useful to have local knowledge rather than getting stuck in the tourist traps.
The flat is incredibly conveniently located, five minutes from Taksim Square and five minutes from the nearest tram station that takes you to all the key tourist sites, but on a quiet side street so there's plenty of respite at the end of the day from the crowds. We truly felt like we were part of the real Istanbul experience, living amongst the locals rather than in the hotel hotspots. We stayed for a week and loved every moment we spent both inside and outside the flat. I can't recommend Yesim and her beautiful home enough.
Yesim a été charmante
L'appartement est très agréable , propre et lumineux
Seulement dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de volets aux fenêtres ; nous avons été reveillées tous les matins par la lumière du jour vers 5h du matin!
Il est aussi très bien situé
Yesim is a perfect host. Her flat is perfectly located, cosy and well furnished. Not super luxurious if this is what uou are looking for, but just perfect for a family or a few friends (we were 3 good old friends just there for the weekend). If there was a terrace I would have given a 10, but it is still a 9.5 :)
A few small shops next door, very convenient for the grocery shopping.
Just one drawback about the area: the streets around are pretty steep, so be mindful if you are in a wheelchair... or lazy ;)
The pictures are totally accurate! Yesim's apt is very beautiful, comfortable, clean and a pleasure to stay at. Yesim is also a very friendly hostess. The apt is roomy and conveniently located near Taksim Square (5-10 min uphill walk) and also by walking downhill (5-10 min) to the T1 tram which goes directly to Sultanabad (where the key tourist sites are located). The steep uphill walk to the apt can be eliminated by taking the funicular located conveniently nearby. I should also mention that the apt is full of light and totally quiet. My wife and I stayed for a week and loved it. It is an outstanding AirBNB choice for a stay in Istanbul-- a fabulous city. Highest recommendation.
The Hostess: Very nice lady. She's professional and helped us get to and from her flat to the airport. She has a bunch of maps and information on Istanbul for anyone who is looking for more help getting around. She gave us a basic run through the house and then left the whole place to us.
The Apartment: very comfortable, warm, cozy. It was really nice to come back to Yesim's flat after we were done roaming Istanbul. The beds were really comfortable, the bathroom is functional and very clean with plenty of hot water (we had a group of 4 people). She had towels, plenty of toilet paper, napkins, Q tips, bottled water, tea/coffee. You can really tell she takes care of her home and keeps it very well maintained. It made us more respectful and appreciative of her trust in letting us into her home. I also asked Yesim if we should take off our shoes indoors and I think she appreciated it. The whole experience was very warm and homey. We loved it!
The location: Smack in the middle of Taksim, which is like a 5 min walk to Istikal street (where the food and nightlife is.) There are some steep slopes but the whole area is like that and it's a great deal to be centrally located between the metro (which takes you to places like the grand bazaar, hagia sophia, etc.) and istikal street. I felt safe walking around in the middle of the night with my friends.
It was absolutely lovely to stay in Yeşim's flat for a week! It is spacious with two proper bedrooms and a very large living and dining room, and kitchen (we were a couple with an eight-year old), super-clean, tastefully decorated, and extremely comfortable. The flat is only a few minutes walk from Taksim Square on one side and from Kabatas pier on the other, and is thus extremely well connected to all the historical sites, while being in a modern and comfortable neighbourhood.
Yeşim is a wonderful host - she was perfectly reliable, helpful, and always ready to reply questions by phone or SMS. Unlike many other people in Istanbul, advertising their commercially run guesthouses on Airbnb, Yeşim actually lives here, so this is in the true spirit of Airbnb.
Do stay at Yeşim's if you have a chance, and give her my love!
Absolutely beatiful place. Location is super - just few minutes to Taksim Square or same few minutes downhill to Kabatas tram & ferry station. Yesim is prefect host - she met us and gave lot of advices about city. I really liked her flat, its very comfortable and cozy, nice library, comfortable beds. There is nothing to complain about at all. Yesim ordered a taxi for us since our flight was early morning. Many thanks to Yesim for her hospitality and support. Highly recommended. A+
The place is great! Great location, very friendly and helpful host. Will certainly come back. Recommend to everyone.
We stayed for five nights at Yesim apartment.The apartment is very confortably ,nice,clean and in a very good location.We had a wonderful time in Istanbul.
Highly recommended !
Yesim thank you for everything,big kiss from Serbia !!
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