Meet VISTA, our flat full of charm, comfort and open seaview of the Bosphorus Straits in the exclusive Cihangir quarter of Istanbul near Taksim Square, the very heart of the city.
VISTA offers easy access to sights of interest in Istanbul. The main square Taksim is within a five-minute walking distance, allowing guests to stroll down the main street Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Boulevard) full of shops, eateries, cafes and bars. Or take the nosgaltic ancient Taksim-Tunel tram.
The apartment is also within a five-minute walk, downhill, to the Bosphorus Straits, where guests could board the modern tram at Findikli for a 10-minute ride to visit city landmarks such as the Topkapi Palace, Santa Sophia Museums, the Blue Mosque, the Covered Bazaar and others in the Sultanahmet District. Or, at Kabatas adjoining Findikli , take a 10-minute ferry ride to the Asian Continent or a longer one to the fascinating and romantic Princess Islands of Istanbul.
VISTA is a two-bedroom, one-living room unit with wide-open sea view. Here you have double beds in each of the two bedrooms, a sleeping sofa in the living room, open kitchen and a bathroom -- plenty of room for five guest.
VISTA has unhindered sea view of the the Bosphorus Straits, looking at the Asian side from the European one. It is fully and tasefully furnished and include all amenities such as washing machine, fridge, oven, all kitchen utensils (plates, pots and pans, glasses, cutlery, toaster etc.) as well as towels, sheets, access to global TV channels and reliable Internet connection. Air condition is in place for cooling or heating, as necessary.
Cihangir is a much sought-after quarter of Istanbul, vibrant with plenty of restaurants and bistros. VISTA is on Baskurt Street, a quaint and quiet one chosen as the Best Kept Street in Cihangir, lit with romantic lights at nights.
We welcome your queries in hopes of having the pleasure of hosting you during your stay in Istanbul.
Once with us, we take pride in supplying, as requested, advice and suggestions on what to do and how in Istanbul, based on our knowledge and experience of the vast and fascinating city.
Our vision and mission is to provide you with the best of accommodations and service for a stay full of happy memories.
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Houes Rules. Although we love animals, pets are not allowed. For the sake of neighbours and neigbourhood, it is vital to abstain from excessive noise.
The apartment is exactly as described, the Bosphorus and city views were just amazing.
Ilhan was extremelly helpful, and was there when we arrived and when we left and helped us with the suitcases, which was a huge plus.
He explained us about the area, public transportation and all we needed to know. There is a wall map of the city, so , very easy to go around.
The apartment location was excellent, half way to the tram going down and to Taksim going up. We used public transportation quiet a lot and found it easy and comfortable. suggestion, we went down to take the tram and on our way back went to the last stop, Kabatas, and took the Funicular (underground) to Taksim, and walked down from there to the apartment. There is a very good small restaurant at the end of the street to the left, about 2 blocks away, and a small store across the street from the apartment for your daily milk or water.
Istanbul is an amazing city, and staying in Ilhan's apartment make it more memorable.
we had a great Experience staying in Man's apartment. to apartment is great located and very comfortable there is a beautiful view from the big windows and ihan is a very nice host.
we recommend highly on this apartment
Ilhan was there waiting for us, the address was easy to find, he was gracious and helpful, very kind.
The place is in the European side of Istanbul, near the world famous Taxim area 5 minutes walk from Taxim Square, and from the bustling and always happening Isiklal Street, the place is like the pictures and better, very clean two bedrooms, one bath, large great room with two couches, ample size kitchen with all your needs, dining room table for four.
Best thing about the place is large wall to wall windows on three sides of the apartment, City on the mountain views, on two sides, plus the best view of the world famous Bosphorus passage and you can see the Asian side of Istanbul just across it, you can see the great blue mosque of Sultan Ahmet, The Sophia Church and so many other things.
That passage leads from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara to the Mediterranean Sea.
Taxim underground train stair is within 5 min walk in Taxim square, it can be your start point for anywhere you want to go, there is ferries docks near by to take you across the waters to so many destinations.
Be ready for a great aerobics workout in this trip and stay, since Istanbul is on mountains and it's all about up and down stairs, and the apartment is on the 4th floor to give you great views.
Everyday you should climb up and down 400-500 steps minimum, you can also d(phone number hidden) some days.
So it's a win win.
I will definitely stay there when I go through Istanbul again
Ilhan hat uns schon am Flughafen persönlich um uns gekümmert in dem er unseren Taxifahrer telefonisch den Weg wies. Er half uns die Koffer in Appartement zu tragen. Rückfragen wurden sofort beantwortet, das Checkout war kein problem abschließend besorgte er uns auch noch ein Taxi zu Flughafen. Alles in allem freundlich, schnell und perfekt. Die Lage der Wohnung ist perfekt, nahe dem Taxi Platz und zur Tram. Die Aussicht ist absolut grandios. Wir haben das Frühstück und den Sonnenaufgang mit Blick auf den Bosporus jedes mal genossen.
Flexible Anreise spät am Abend war möglich. Ilhan hat sich persönlich gekümmert, war sehr freundlich und hat die wichtigsten Dinge mitgeteilt. Auch zwischendurch gab es freundliche Kontakte per SMS.
Die Lage der Wohnung ist perfekt, die Aussicht grandios
Ilhan's apartment is bright and airy, the view is breathtaking! It was a pleasure to wake up to every morning. It is a great part of Istanbul to stay in - very pretty, fantastic food at every turn and Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi is a five minute walk - it's uphill to get there but downhill coming home from a big dinner ;) The tram to Sultanahmet is a couple of minutes downhill.
Ilhan is a lovely host - he's organised and easy to deal with and he gave us a great orientation to the area using a giant map on the wall of the apartment (very handy!).
It's worth knowing that the apartment is up four flights of stairs and it's a hilly area - this adds to the charm and the quality of the view! but might not be for everyone.
Appartement symphatique:vu sur le bosphore dont on ne se lasse pas,clair,propre,grand lit...
Le quartier de Cihangir proche des commodites (tramway, supermarché, restau..) reste tranquille et pratique.
Malgré notre retard , Ilhan nous a accueilli très chaleureusement.
Si nos pas nous ramenent à Istanbul, nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir!
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Hello and greetings from Ilhan
With antique and interior restoration and decoration being my profession, my work and passion has been to create and maintain accommodations in the elagant Cihangir, Taksim, neighbourhood for years. My aim is to ensure that those who choose us will have a pleasant, comfortable stay at our acccommodations and will leave with happy memories.
I have been in Istanbul since I was one in 1979, and enjoy its marvels with my wife and our baby --and would like to assist you discovering the wonders of our city during your stay with us.
Feel free to contact anytime.