About This Listing
It is a wooden mansion situated next to the old Ortodox Monastery. Built in 1934, by a Turkish-Greek architect. It is on a quite and peaceful corner of the island.Beach and markets too near. We new opened a small cafe in the garden: Ada Kahvalti
Bağımsız bölüm üst kattadır. Bahçeden girişi vardır. Upstairs has 3 rooms, kitchen and bathroom. 6 beds
Only two square miles in size, Buyukada, population 7,000, is the largest Island in a green, hilly archipelago in the Sea of Marmara. The island is called Prinkipo in Greek and Prince's Islands in English. It takes 80 minutes by ferry from Kabatas (nearby Taksim) and 35 minutes from Bostanci (Anatolia side of Istanbul). Our house is 5 minute walk from the port, cafes, shopping market and restaurants. It is a wooden mansion situated next to the old Ortodox Monastery. Built in 1934, by a Turkish-Greek architect, our mansion is a historical accomodation. It is on a quite and peaceful corner of the island. It is also walking distance away from beach and town center. The mansion is near to the transportation facilities: cityline ferry port and horse carriage terminal station.
You should keep in mind that cars are not allowed on the Island. There are horse carriages for transportation or possibility of renting bike. There are many historical places to see. You can visit Trotsky's house in the Island. Leon Trotsky (Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army) was deported from the Soviet Union in February 1929. His first station in exile was at Büyükada off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, where he stayed for the next four years.(Black and white photo in the album, Leon Trotsky on the boat with his wife and security guard) Visitors can take a fayton ride to get acquainted with the island, and to see the konaks (villas) and kosks (mansions) nestled amid the piney, palm-fringed hills.For the first half of the 20th century, the island was popular among prosperous Greeks, Jews, Armenians and Turks. Buyukada has 3 Ortodox, 2 Catholic churches, 1 Synagogue and 3 mosques.
There is shared bathroom and kitchen.
The rooms can be reserved minimum for 3 nights.
Very close sea side, bazaar, restaurants, city center
Just Fayton, (horses)
Children under 12 can stay with their families for free
Aysen and Atilla made us feel right at home. They recommended restaurants and things to do in the area. Thanks for hosting us, we had a great time!
Words cannot describe how perfect our experience was with Aysen and the Guner family. The accommodations were exactly as depicted and described and the service was world class. As guests, each time we had needs, no matter what time of day or night they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect.
We were picked up from the ferry, brought to our apartment, and welcomed with some delicious tea with cheese and olives. Aysen made us feel right at home, and the apartment was very comfortable. We traveled with two small children, and we all had a wonderful stay. Don't miss our on breakfast downstairs, with homemade treats. Warmly recommended!!
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in a beautiful place! And we liked it very much! The house is very nice with the stylish antique furniture. The atmosphere is really warm and comfortable. The host and his sister were very helpful and provided us with everything we need.
At the ground floor of the house the owner of the house has very nice cafe with very nice stylish atmosphere also. The guests of cafe didn't not disturb us at all.
The area is full of shops and cafes.
And generally we feel like at home!
We had a wonderful stay at Aysen's place and we highly recommend the appartment. The appartment is located on a beautiful street that is close to supermarkets, restaurants and to the seaside. But the location is also quiet enough to have a relaxed break from Istanbul. Aysen and her family live downstairs and run a charming café that also gives you an opportunity to have breakfast in the morning. The appartment was clean, comfortable and well-equipped.
Aysen and her family not only recommended us a great restaurant but also spend some time sharing their stories with. Aysen's hospitality and the appartment made our stay on the Prince Island very special and we would love to come back as soon as possible.
I had an absolutely fabulous time on my vacation and staying with Aysen and Atilla was a large contributing factor. Buyukada is a great place to stay and the Guner's home was fantastic. The house is in a great location just far enough off the main areas to afford some peace, but close enough to anything one would want. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. However, for me, the highlight was meeting my hosts everyone was so nice and helpful. The family is from the Island and they took time to share their history and recommend places to go. They found me a boat to rent and recommended the best restaurants and bars. I can't wait to rent the place again!
About the Host, Aysen
20 yıldır süren reklam yazarlığı, nefes almak için yazılan öyküler, muhabbet için kurulan sofralar, sabahı selamlamanın en tatlı yolu iştah açıcı kahvaltılar, hiç bitmeyen ada yürüyüşleri, kendi şarkılarını dinleyen, denize tutkun, hayata sevdalı biriyim işte...
Adama, evime gelecek her konuk yeni birşeyler öğretir bana, hayatı sevmeye bir neden daha eklerim kimbilir!