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HORIZON, our cozy and comfortable terrace penthouse with full view of the sea and the Bosphorus Straits in the exclusive Cihangir quarter of Istanbul near Taksim Square, the very heart of the city...
Meet HORIZON, our cozy and comfortable terrace penthouse with full view of the sea and the Bosphorus Straits in the exclusive Cihangir quarter of Istanbul near Taksim Square, the very heart of the city.
HORIZON 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.
HORIZON is also within 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 and Santa Sophia Museums, the Blue Mosque, the Covered Bazaar and others in the Sultanahmet District. Or, from Kabatas down the hill, take a five-minute ferry to the Asian side --or a longer one to Istanbul's romantic and histroric Princess Islands.
The penthouse 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. It has air conditioning for cooling or heating, as necessary.
HORIZON is a top-floor penthouse apartment with a huge 30 square-meter terrace for outdoor enjoyment. Indoors, it offers a sleeping-living area, one separate seaview area, kitchen and bath. It could accommodate four or, if needed, five guests.
Our guests often remark that they find HORIZON fits all their needs and desires with unbeatable view of the Bosphorus Straits, well furnished with all amenities --and in a prime location of Istanbul.
Cihangir is a much sought-after quarter of Istanbul, vibrant with plenty of restaurants and bistros.
The accommodation is at 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.
We gladly welcome any and all comments. We thank those full of praise as a sign that our efforts to supply pleasant accommodation for a joyous sojourn are recognised, while, equally welcomed, are those sugestions on what is additionally desired by our guests for perfection.
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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.
Wonderful & amazing space. Breathtaking view. I would've been more than happy to climb another five flights of stairs for this beautiful apartment. Do not hesitate. Great location...walking distance to Taksim Square. Lots of quaint cafes, live music bars, vintage shops & pastry shops. Ilhan is a fantastic host. Would def return.
Ihan's met me downstairs and carried my bag to the top of the typical Istanbul apartment staircase everyone seems to talk about. He showed me around his apartment and some of his favorite places to visit on his huge wall size Istanbul map. The apartment is perfectly situated in the middle of the several neighborhoods that are easily walkable including the tram to the old quarter.
The apartment is ideal for a couple or single person. The other previous comments describe the space as cozy and lacking privacy accurately.
The view of the Bosphorus is fantastic. The kitchen has only the basics to make a meal. There a lots of seagulls in the area, they like to hang out on the roof and fly around the neighborhood. There are also lots of cats in Istanbul and they seem to be fed by all the locals. There is some recycling drop of points around the neighborhood, the trash seems to be collected twice a day.
Lastly, beware of the security door on the floor below you. I left the apartment and the keys behind when I check out and was trapped between the 4th and 5th floor. Luckily the 4th floor tenants were home to unlock the deadbolt otherwise I would have been stuck. Best thing to do is always have the keys on you before leaving or check that the 4th floor door is not deadbolted if you are checking out.
The apartment is very well priced for its location an view over the Bosphorus. Ilhan has a huge map on the wall which makes exploring the city very easy and he was very helpful in pointing out some good spots. It's the perfect place to explore Istanbul. Highly recommend.
Ilhan is a very nice person and we had a great time in the "Love flat". By the way I understand better now why it is named the love flat.. I made a mistake bringing a friend. Next time I would go back with my wife for sure. There is something romantic about that place and the view partipate strongly to this. In winter time the apartment is very warm and very bright.
Thank you airbnb thank you Ilhan ! See you next time :)
The photos and the description of the property were accurate. It was a lovely place to spend a few days, good location, great view, cosy. I would say to check carefully if you're thinking about bring five adults (as says it sleeps) technically that is correct but it wouldn't be very comfortable and there would be no privacy as there is a double bed and a bed sofa in one room and another double sofa next to the great view which is part of the same room really. That said it was perfect for myself, husband and son. Ilhan was available when we needed him and very friendly. I would definitely return, especially in the summer then we could make better use of the large terrace.
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About the Host, Ilhan
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.