This very beautiful multi floor historical house is right in the center of Istanbul. It consists of an office space, a fully equipped kitchen, a cinema room (second bedroom), a master bedroom, a high ceiling living room plus a terrace with a breathtaking view over the Golden Horn. 3 bathrooms on different floors with towels and a hair dryer will make multiple guests stay much easier. Up to 6 people can sleep here.
In the old greek neighbourhood of Balat, this house is a perfect spot to enjoy the city, very close to historical peninsula with all the major sights and Istanbul's night life at Taksim. A neighbourhood with a lot of character. If you are a small group traveling to the city and want to combine sightseeing with some entertainment, this is the right place to stay at.
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|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$36 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$1142 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3570 /month|
Awesome, beautiful, special house !!
We liked it very much.
Hakan was mega friendly and helpful. A very nice host
Fantastic apartment! We were blown away by the love and care that has gone into restoring the place. The attention to detail has made the property truly remarkable. The area itself is an authentic experience and we had a great time being fully immersed with the locals in the area. Hakan gave us everything we needed and was very useful and helpful along the whole process with suggestions of where to go. We highly recommend this place, it may be a bit of a walk into the main old town but not a big deal at all when you consider the experience you have when you are right in the heart of real culture!
Hakan took us to the terrace and gave us a great overview of Istanbul. The house is beautiful and a great space for a week in Istanbul. It is a up and coming neighborhood with lots of friendly neighbors. It was a brief walk to the taxi area which was nice. We really enjoyed out stay at Hakan's home. He was available whenever we needed him.
very nice flat only 5 mn by taxi from major touristic places.
Hakan left us usefull indications. I highly recomend !!!
Such an interesting home! We stayed for 3 nights and found the Balat area to be a great place to explore the 'real' Istanbul. The property is a distance from the main sights and it takes a good 30mins to walk (in the day time) or a pretty cheap taxi ride. Unfortunately we were visiting the city during Eid (as Hakan forewarned us) and most local food places were closed and the grand bazaar and spice market... be sure to check the dates for public holidays when you plan your trip.
a charming house in an area of istanbul that seems to be coming back to life.
we did not meet hakan but we did meet his friends who spoke perfect english and showed us round. (hakan had given us instructions as to how to find the house, including a section in turkish to show to the taxi driver.)
the bed was comfortable, the showers effective and the design touches throughout the house were both amusing and practical. best of all is the terrace on the top floor which has a panoramic view overlooking the golden horn.
Wonderful, unique house. A blend of rustic with modern - anyone with an appreciation for architecture should enjoy it very much.
The area was close enough to all the main attractions and very 'local' - not many tourists around so had a great sense of how the locals live. To get around it was a quick taxi to all the main areas - we often walked back from Galata to the house which took around half hour or so. The rooftop area of the house is brilliant with stunning views and a perfect spot to have a drink at the end of the day and listen to call to prayer throughout the city.
Hakan was a great host and responsive with any queries we had.
Hakan's house is as fantastic as it looks online. It was the perfect place for us to start our time in Istanbul, and a great base to explore the historic centre and bazaar district. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we could have needed. Hakan is an accommodating and very well organised host, providing us with a lot of great info before we arrived so that everything went smoothly. Highly recommended!
The location is great, You miss a lot of Istanbul if you don't get to know the area in Balat. You come closer to see and understand how everyday live is in Istanbul. Hakan is very helpful and gave us lot of tips of what to do and how we could know the culture, culinary, architecture etc a bit more in few days.
The atmo in the house is great, it is old but very modren. Hakan has used his background and given attention to details we really enjoyed. The kitchen is very well equipped, we enjoyed shopping grocery in the neighbourhood aera and eat traditional food.
I highly recommend staying in this house!
Thx for wonderful house and opportunity to get to know you and people in Istanbul.