The place is on the Asian side of Istanbul and is just one block away (5 minutes walking) from the Bagdat street, which has a long shopping avenue ,beautiful cafes and bars. On Bagdat street you can take a direct minibus to Taksim (European side) which will take about 20 minutes, of course if there is no traffic! Or you can go to Kadiköy in 10 minutes and take the metrobus to go to the European side. (which we prefer and it takes around half an hour to be on the other side!) At Kadıkoy you can also use the sealines to cross to the ther side and enjoy the Bosphorus view on your sea ride:) The apartment can accodomodate 3 people. One room has a double bed so can accommodate 1 person or a couple. Additionally there is also a couch in the living room, which you can easily use to sleep. ( We used to sleep there before we bought a bed:) The apartment is sunny and full of light during the day as the place has too many windows, and the house is surrounded with trees which gives the apartment a pleasant atmosphere. It has a small cute balcony too. The apartment has a big TV, Wifi, an iron,a clothes hanger,an electric fan, towels, sheets, blankets, a dish washer, a microwave, an oven and a coffee maker.The kitchen if fully equipped and there are 2 toilets. So hope it will be enough to enjoy your stay! By the way, 10-15 minutes away from home, at Bostancı you can also use the sealines to go the close Princess islands like Buyukada and enjoy daily trips
I rent the house for my mom and sister. They had very good experience there. It's very shiny, clean and cosy place. Probably you will feel home more than your actual house.
Ece is a helpful and nice women. Thanks to her for giving my family such a nice experience.
Neighbor is fabulous. If anyone want to see not only touristic areas and want to experience real life of Istanbul then Goztepe in Kadikoy is a right choice.
You can find markets, reliable and cheap transportation and lots of Cafes and restaurants by walking. Also the place is so near to Moda and Kadikoy ferries. Just need to take a bus. You will be there in 10 minutes.
I totally recommend this place. Have fun and enjoy your time.
Everything was Great. We were there for 9 days during new year. The hosts were really friendly and helpful, i was asking a lot of questions and they promptly replied.
Photos don't really do this apartment justice, general concern when renting apartments is that the apartment doesn't look as good as on photos, but here its the opposite. Furniture is modern decorated and looks really good, apartment is big and spaceous, we really werent expecting it to be so big. Shower is big, with large hot water supply.
The apartment is really well stocked on cooking eqipment and spices. There was also butter and cheese and other food to get us through first day. We replaced that in the end and we were really grateful for that because we didnt have much food with us when we came.
Location is also quite good... It is 10 minutes walking distance to bus, and 20 minutes to metro. The trip with bus to kadikoy takes about 30-40 minutes, and then 25 minutes with ferry and your on other side. We never used dolmus (taxi-van) but i expect it to be 20-30 minutes from apartment to kadikoy with it. Taxi to kadikoy costs 10TL which is around 4 Euros, too bad we found out that on last day... The nearest big grocery store that we found is 10 minutes away.
The security is also good, it is not located in some shady street at all, like some apartments in taksim would be. There are enough street lights when walking in the night, and there is security cabin in the building complex next to it, so i think the general area is really safe.
We also left from apartment 1 day earlier than expected due to flight back being so early in the morning and they were kind enough to give the money back for that one day.
The only not so positive thing was that the bed is a bit on the soft side which was bad for my girlfriends back, and that cats outside in neighbourhood were sometimes a bit loud, probably because there was winter and they didn't get enough food.
We recommend it to anyone who likes to stay in nice, big apartment for affordable price.
We loved staying at this apartment! Ece and Ali were both very friendly and helpful, and they really went out of their way to accommodate us and make our stay a comfortable one. The apartment was clean, beautiful and comfortably furnished, and the neighborhood was also both quiet and conveniently located.
I cant rate it highly enough!
I don't have enough words to say for this appartment and for Idil herself. Absolutely an amazing experience! The house has everything anyone needs and I mean literally anything. Modern decorated with a touch of warmth I certainly felt like I was home. Even if I was a little reluctant in staying in the anatolian side please don't hesitate as the house is situated only 5' from Bagdat Street a famous avenue with shops and restaurants. You can easily reach the centre and the european side by dolmus or the seaways. The neighboorhood quiet and the house surrounded by trees. Idil is an excellent host always checking in on me and helping with whatever I wanted. Thank you Idil for this wonderful house and your true hospitality.