A duplex house with garden close to the center of Izmir. The house has 1 private room for rent for 2 persons which can be designed as 1 double bed or 2 separate beds.
We are married couple (Cem & Ozlem) 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 a room in our own house which has been decorated pleasurably by us. You will be staying in a room in a 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. We rent one of the bedrooms designed for the guests. The room is clean, bright and very comfortable. The house 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.
Pick up from the airport, can be ordered for an extra fee. (30 Euros) Very detailed maps for transport and neighborhood and a house manual are provided for the guests to facilitate their stay in our house.
We respect the privacy of our guests and we believe that the house is big enough to host our guests, offering them privacy in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere.
We hope you en enjoy your stay in Izmir and we look forward to hosting you in our house!
Cem & Ozlem
I was a guest of Cem and Ozlem for whole 3 weeks. They are really nice, friendly and always ready to help you in case of need: "great" is the best word to describe them :-) even if the board was up to me, a cup of çay (turkish tea) was always ready fo me; a priceless gesture considering these cold december days.
The house is very comfortable and clean. I felt really like at home for my 3 weeks stay.
If you decide to visit the wonderful Izmir, I strongly suggest you to chose Cem and Ozlem as hosts.
I had a fantastic experience staying with Cem. He is a wonderful host who understands my needs and tries to accommodate them. He does it effortlessly and instantly.
One late afternoon when I arrived at his house, he took me to the local vegetable and fruit market one minute walk from the house. Whole shopping was done in half an hour and I did not have to worry about my grocery shopping during my stay.
He prepared detailed written information including time table of the trains for the popular sightseeing spots near Izmir. The information was accurate and I had no trouble finding the way.
When I was coming down with a cold, he gave me Vitamin C tablets which worked well.
Overall, I felt I was cared for and protected. I highly recommend Cem as a host.
Cem and Ozlem's place is in a very interesting neighborhood of Izmir, full of local life that you won't find in the center of Izmir. They have a wonderful house with a large backyard. Their hospitality and helpfulness were fantastic and I would definitely stay with them again should I have the chance to. I don't think you'll find a more comfortable stay in the city.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 4-night stay in Cem and Ozlem's beautiful home. In a residential area, yet close to the metro, it was a perfect retreat from the rest of the city. The garden was such a nice place to sit outside and relax in! The room (and whole house) was clean, comfortable and such a pleasure to be in.
Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Ozlem but she phoned the first day to make sure I'd arrived OK. Cem was really helpful, giving me some travel tips and answering questions. He even prepared a nice meal on my final night and gave me a ride back into town, which was much appreciated. I highly recommend staying with Cem and Ozlem, and hope to have the opportunity to do so again.
Cem and Ozlem are great people. They welcomed me with a beautiful smile and a warm hospitality that i will keep in mind. The house is great and near to metro and other transportation. Ozlem and Cem are very helpful and they can show you everything about the area and provide all the helpful tips to enjoy your stay. I stayed 2 days but i wish i could stay with them more!! :))
Cem and Ozlem's place is a 2-storey house located in a quiet suburb. It is only a 5 minute walk to the metro station and from there it takes only about 12 minutes by metro to get to Konak city centre. They were helpful hosts and provided me with maps of the local area and a guide on how to use their house facilities. Their place is definitely recommended for those wanting to stay in a quiet suburb with the convenience of being able to get to the city centre by public transport within a fairly short time.
Cem & Ozlem are very kindly, friendly and nice people.
And their house is beautiful, too.
I could stay there very comfortable and happy.
If I visit Izmir again, I will stay in this home without hesitation.
Thanks to Cem & Ozlem. :)
I was grateful to stay in Cem and Ozlem's spacious, cosy home for a couple of days. Everything was clean and tidy and well-appointed. I didn't meet Ozlem but Cem was very gracious and helpful, providing me (and most of all, the taxi driver) with detailed maps from the time my booking was accepted, transportation tips and the use of the rest of the house, for example, washing machine, printer, laptop. There is even a Turkish bath! The house is only a 5 minute walk to the metro station which will take you directly to the centre of town in 10 minutes.
Waiting for me in my room when I arrived was a plate of fruits and snacks plus water- what a nice touch! Cem also made lunch for me after a delayed arrival from the airport. It was very hot when I was in Izmir but the room and house were cool and airy, with a second lounge/sun room for relaxation. Don't hesitate to book with Cem and Ozlem- you won't find fault with their hospitality and will be very comfortable! Thank you, Cem!
We felt very comfortable staying at Cem and Özlems room. Staying at their place means to have a calm rest after having spent a day in hectic Izmir.
Cem and Özlem are very open hearted and charming people. They provided us with lots of interesting informations about Izmir.
Izmir is not a city you fall in love at first sight. You don't just hazardly bump into nice things by strolling around in the city (which is the case in Istanbul). You have to make an effort and to know the spots were to go. Cem's and Özlem's hints to nice places and important cultural/historical spots inside and outside Izmir were extremely useful and provided us a many-sided point-of-view of the city and its surrounding.
Cem and his wife Özlem are both extremely kind, friendly people, and they keep a beautifully appointed and very clean home. They're happy to help you figure out how to get anywhere you need to go, and are very welcoming - we watched a movie and chatted a bit while I was there. They're fairly near a couple of train stations, and right across from a park where kids were playing most of the first day I was there.
My Turkish is limited to saying random vocabulary and looking hopeful, but that was no problem, they both spoke excellent English.
Thanks to you both!