About this listing
Our apartment is not exactly at ”Taksim square” thanks God! But we are two Metro Stations away and 5 minutes walk home. At the back street there is bus station and the bus can take you directly to the old city where you can visit Hagia Sophia etc.
My father-in-law Selim is living there. He is really a cool guy that has many interesting stories. He will probably tell you stories from old Istanbul and make you feel as an extraordinary tourist.
At the back street there is bus station and the bus can take you directly to the old city where you can visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and many other treasures of the incredible Istanbul where Orient meets Oxident.
10 minutes walking you can reach Nisantasi where all luxury boutiques, restaurants and cafes are situated.
If you want to go to the nearest seaside, take a cab and pay 3.- USD. Have fresh fish at the
lunch, walk around the fish market and have a “Chay” by looking amazing view of the Bosphorus.
There are plenty of supermarkets around, where you can buy anything you like for your breakfast and enjoy our balcony.
Selim speaks English, German, Swedish and he is ready to furbish you with all kinds of information to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
You will be in good hands.
Cordially Welcome - Hoshgeldiniz! :)
My house is yours for the time you´re staying here. I assume you treat it that way in terms of feeling at home as well as taking care of it.
- Please no smoking, no parties (You can only smoke on the balcony).
- Please respect my place and building.
- Please no pets allowed.
- Please no more people allowed into the property than those checked in and paid for.
- Please leave my apartment as you found it.
You don't need to bring towels, we have plenty.
You can use kitchen appliances like dishwasher, kettle etc. and also washing machine and other things.
Selim was the perfect host. Knowledgeable and interesting and extremely hospitable - as described by previous guests. It was terrific staying here - I felt very welcome and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had some time to talk and laugh despite my busy schedule and I would most definitely recommend staying here. Selim was very gracious when I arrived at 4am due to plane and bus delays. He helped me a lot re making sure I got to the airport all right and getting around the city. The time went by much too quickly! 100% recommendation!
A comfortable homestay right in the heart of Istanbul, Yesim's place is quite perfect for tourists who want to explore the city but want a quiet night's sleep in a peaceful residential neighbourhood. On our arrival we were greeted by Selim and Emir. We came to know Selim as an extremely generous, helpful, and considerate host over the next three days. We loved listening to this intelligent yet unassuming man speak and had a few conversations with him over cups of tea he brewed for us. He had some good advice about where we should do our shopping, which we were happy to follow.
The guest room is comfortable and clean and a paradise for any Star Wars fan! It looks out on a part of the Istanbul skyline and we pleasantly fell asleep and woke up to seagulls every day.
I would highly reccommend Yesim's place to anyone who's looking for a comfortable stay in this gorgeous city.
I stayed at Yeşım's / Selims appartment for four nights and it was like coming home. I immediately felt welcomed and looked after by Selim who took interest in me as a person so it was like meeting and visiting an old friend! The appartment and the room were very clean and thoroughly looked after, I can 100% recoomend this place!
Very nice stay in Selim's house. The room is tidy, clean and comfortable. Everything is just as what's decribed. But firstly the place is not very easy to find and the metro station is about 10 to 15 minutes walk. Selim is a very good host and I really enjoyed talking to him. It's a shame that my travel schedule was tight otherwise I'd love to stay in Istanbul for more days and have more of this chatting with Selim. By the way there is no hairdryer here so ladies with long hair had better to bring your own hairdryer with you...
Staying at Selim's place felt a lot like home. Selim was extremly friendly and nice, we talked on many occasions, and even sharded breakfast. If you want to have a nice stay in Istanbul I would strongly recommend staying at Selim's. It's about 10-15 min to the next metro station.
It was a great pleasure to be hosted by Selim! He made me feel welcome and instantly at ease. Always up for a chat and available to help if there was a question in the air.
Room was comfortable, everything available what you might need, distance from attractions easily workable.
Thank you Selim, Yesim and Emir for the great stay in Istanbul!
Selim is a great host. Very polite,responsive and always ready to help with all questions,with a good sense of humor. Apartment is close to metro station (about 5-7 minutes) from where you can easily reach city center. Room is very clean and tidy. Best combination of price and quality
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About the Host, Yeşim
Emir and I were born and raised in Istanbul.
We're married for 3 years and counting :) We both into Digital Marketing and stuff.
I'm also a professional classic and deep tissue massage therapist. I get my 200 hours certificate from Tatjana Rottenberg. And also you're welcome for massage therapy. :)
Favorite shows are Mr. Robot, Utopia, Black Mirror, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, Wilfred, Extras, Futurama etc.