This 100 yr old renovated house is full of character, stylishly decorated and in a great location. It can accommodate up to 6 persons. The open kitchen is equipped with all necessary utensils. All you need is provided. We will leave provisions for your first breakfast to welcome you.
Located very centrally on the European side of Istanbul, Cukurcuma is full of antique shops, cafes and restaurants; it is a few steps away from Cihangir, the "in" place for writers, artists, actors and expats. The house is very close to public transport and it is the perfect place for a family or groups of friends.
All other parts of the City are reachable very easily. History enthusiasts can take the tram and go to the Old City, where you can visit the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia in just 10 minutes.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.
Looking forward to welcoming you as our guests.
The neighborhood is chock a blok with antique shops, trendy cafes, old style architecture and conveniently located for walking to Taksim, central Beyoglu, and public transport.
We had a wonderful time at this location. The appartment is located very close to many bars and restaurants but is very quiet at the same time. Shellie was a perfect host clearing all open questions before they even came up. Thank you, we would like stay here again next time!
Great house, great location, great host, great city! We loved Istanbul and Shellie's house is a fantastic spot from which it is so easy to explore everything the city has to offer. The house is lovely - comfy, loads of room, everything you could need & Shellie & her assistant were really helpful in terms of providing a warm welcome, directions & local knowledge. All in all an excellent stay, would recommend Shellie's house to anyone looking into a little jaunt to Istanbul, I will definitely be going back again in due course! Thanks Shellie :)
We're a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teenagers) and this really was the perfect place for us in Istanbul. The house is as exquisite as the photos suggest, and really spacious. The location is great, handy for local bars, cafes, restaurants and shops as well as transport links (buses and trams). Our host (Shellie) was always there if needed, friendly and informative. All in all, a great place from which to enjoy this vibrant city.
This is a beautiful apartment, in a great area. There are plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants nearby, and it's also an excellent base for exploring the rest of Istanbul.
Shellie is an excellent host and was incredibly responsive, and even helped us sort out a taxi to the airport which was very much appreciated. She also had some excellent recommendations for places to eat and drink, which we definitely made the most of. We would recommend to anyone!
Couldn't recommend highly enough!
A huge thank you to Shellie for her fantastic communication, list of recommendations nearby, and some lovely touches that made us feel so welcome. The house has the kind of genuine character that's impossible to try to artificially re-create in a fantastic, very interesting and vibrant area (Cihangir).
Shellie war eine perfekte Gastgeberin. Sie hat uns gute Tipps für den Transfer vom Flughafen zur Unterkunft gegeben und uns herzlich empfangen. Die Wohnungsbeschreibung hat den Tatsachen entsprochen. Das Appartment liegt in einem ruhigen Quartier in unmittelbarer Nähe von Cafés und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Shellie hat uns ausserdem viele Tips und Unterstützung für Istanbul angeboten.
We were welcome by Shellie's assistant on our late arrival. She provided information on the apartment and the neighbourhood shops and restaurants. We also found a much appreciated supply of water, milk, bread and fruits!
The area is great to provide visitors with a taste of Istanbul life as there are not many tourists in the surrounding streets while being a few minutes walk from Istiklal street where there is plenty of action.
Shellie also recommended a very useful airport pickup service at a very reasonable price. We loved our experience in the Ottoman house and in Istanbul!
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İ am an american living for the past 6 years in istanbul. İ was the owner of a cafe for 5 years here and now İ am trying to make other foreigners have an experience of staying in istanbul more like a local. İ am happy to interact with my guests in order for them to feel as if they are not just tourists.