About This Listing
A duplex house with garden close to the center of Izmir.
We are married couple (Ozlem & Cem) who love to travel and have been to more than 30 countries with our backpacks. So we know what a traveler needs during his/her stay: comfortable bed and peaceful, silent place to recharge batteries to discover the city!
We are not estate agents but renting our own house which has been decorated pleasurably by us. You will be staying alone in the duplex home with garden and enjoy being in a local neighborhood.
Location and transport: The house is located very close to metro station (5 minutes walking distance from Stadyum metro station) and it is just 10 minutes away from Konak, the city center by metro. If you come/go by plane to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, you can use the Izban+metro from/to the airport and when you get off the metro at Stadyum metro station, you just walk 5 minutes to home. You can take minibuses directly from/to Izmir central bus station if you come by bus to Izmir or if you want to go to nearby towns (Ephesus, Pergamon etc) It is also approximately 5 Euros by taxi to the main Bar streets in Alsancak. (public transport by metro, bus or minibus-dolmush is also available from/to Alsancak)
The house is located in the local neighborhood and just in front of a park and it has its own garden with trees and flowers. There are groceries, ATMs. supermarkets and a taxi stand very close to the house.
The house is duplex home. It has 2 bedrooms with comfortable double beds and it is very quiet for sleeping and rest. It has two bright living rooms, one bath-room (with a small Turkish bath inside) and a fully equipped modern kitchen.
The house has:
Wireless internet connection
AC in living rooms
Iron and ironing board
Clean bed-sheets, towels
Garden (where you can sit, have breakfast and meals and also rest)
Fully equipped kitchen with cooker and oven
The house is located next to Halkapinar Sports Hall and it is possible to do exercise and sport in the open air area designed for sportsman. Tartan tracks are also available for running. It is just one block away from the house. If you are interested in sports, want to do exercise, our house gives an excellent opportunity for it.
Very detailed maps of the neighborhood, transport info and a house manual are provided for the guests to facilitate their stay in our house.
Public transport from/to airport is very easy but if needed, pick up from the airport can be arranged for an extra fee (30 Euros).
The rent includes all the bills (internet, electricity etc). We don't provide daily cleaning service during the stays. Airbnb cleaning fee is for the final cleaning after the check out of the guests.
We hope you en enjoy your stay in Izmir and we will be happy to host you in our house!
- The guests are expected to leave their shoes in the entrance.
- Smoking is not allowed in the house and it is only allowed in the garden.
- The guests could not invite and stay with additional guests or friends at home/room, if the reservation and booking for the additional guests is not made through airbnb website.
- Pets are not allowed inside the house.
- The guests should be accurate, reliable and pay maximum attention to house rules and security.
We had a great experience staying at Cem and Ozlem's place in Izmir. Cem and Ozlem were so helpful. They provided excellent information for getting around Izmir and out to Ephesus and Pergamum. The house is very comfortable. And Izmir is a great city. We were so happy with the whole experience.
Cem and Ozlem are lovely hosts and their house is comfortable, spacious and in a great location in a residential neighbourhood with some great local Turkish restaurants and not a tourist in sight. Very nice stay.
Cem and his wife are so nice.We booked the airport pick up,Cem was here on time.The house is cool,we love it so much.
Stayed in Cem & Ozlem's house with another couple whilst attending an athletics championships at the athletics stadium two minutes away. Location was perfect, the house was perfect and the hosts were perfect (not that we met Ozlem but we did meet Cem on arrival and then again when he returned with a new kettle !!). Never had any contact with them until we arranged for key pick up but I know they were only a call/message away. House was exactly as shown in the pictures.
Locals were very friendly, ate most nights in the local restaurants which was exceptional value for money.
Only downside to start with was the noisy dogs and "call to prayer" at 5.30am in the morning. However once we cracked the best way to sleep comfortably given the hot temperatures ie window shut, AC off, electric fan on, it was perfect.
All in all, an excellent place to rent, and would certainly be first port of call if we are ever back in Izmir !!
My husband and I have just come back from 11 wonderful days staying in Cem and Ozlem's beautiful Izmir home. It was a real home from home. We especially loved the sunny garden with the lemon tree & the sun room was a serene space for eating and just lounging. We had a great time using the local shops and eateries where staff were incredibly kind and helpful despite our near total lack of Turkish. Izmir is very well located for lots of day trips but we equally enjoyed just soaking up the city, jumping on and off the ferries that criss-cross the bay (about 60p a ride). We would recommend the Altiparmak's home to anyone. It's in a clean and friendly neighbourhood with a park across the road and very close to the excellent metro. We'll be back!
Street Parking was easy, hosts were great, nice place for a group, google map link screenshot is helpful in navigating the streets.
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About the Host, Cem And Ozlem
We are a married couple and both of us studied law. Cem is specialized in enviromental law and Ozlem works for an international academic institution implementing human rights education and research programmes in Turkey.
We love traveling, discovering new places and we have visited more than 30 countries with our backpacks:)
We love meeting with different people and we believe airbnb gives lots of opportunity for this. We feel very lucky that, up to now, we have met many nice guests through airbnb.
We hope you feel comfortable while staying in our house and enjoy being in Izmir!
Cem & Ozlem