Extraordinary, private accommodation in the heart of the old town of Antalya, the Kaleiçi, in one of the few unimproved houses, with personal, artistic charm. In the first floor is my laundry, in the second floor the apartment with 3 guest rooms.
The private apartment has 3 guest rooms and is located in the heart of the old town of Antalya, the Kaleiçi, with its historical houses, its romantic lanes, plenty of restaurants and bars. From the roof you can watch the sun raise or sun set and you have a great sea view. My guests can use the community kitchen, -bathroom, -toilet, -living/diningroom and the huge garden (with barbecue), as if they are home. The guest room "Ayhan" is equipped with a king size double bed, huge terrace with beautiful view into the garden, a wardrobe and small tables with reading lamps. It was designed by a young Turkish artist.
You will have a strong WIFI for free. In the kitchen you can use as well as the pots, pans and the dishes for cooking. You don't need to eat all the time outside:-) Maybe we can cook sometimes together. I love people from all cultures and those, who want to tell me about their countries. The living room has an air condition you can use, but please close, when you go out or to bed.
The house, the laundry and especially the huge garden is a meeting point for people from all over the world. Luckily I have a lot of Turkish friends, who visit me quite often and who also want to meet you. Often we are cooking together or make barbecue, sometimes we sing together. But always we tell each other stories and we are always in a good mood :-) Me and my friends can give you a lot of tips about Antalya and its narrow environment and also about its events, sites and services.
The old town of Antalya, the Kaleici, is full of small hotels & pensions, cafes, bars and restaurants. You find a lot of carpet, souvenir and silver stores. Two small beaches are just 5 minutes from my homestay. Kaleici is very beautiful and most of the houses are from Ottoman times. The small lanes are shaded by flowers and exotic trees. The historical harbor is just 5 minutes by walk.The old town is a charming historical place and you will fall in love with it.
From Antalya airport you take the bus 600 and change at the station "Meydan" into the tram. Get off at the station "Ismetpaşa" and walk a few meters to "Hadrian’s Gate“. Enter the old town through the historical gate and walk straight on till „Broken Minaret“. When you have the former gate of the minaret in your back, you look directly into a street and see at its end the pub "Mr. Blues". On the right side of the pub you will see my house with the laundry downstairs and the homestay in the first floor.
If you arrive at the bus station (otogar), you take the tram till "Ismetpaşa" station and walk a few meters to "Hadrian’s Gate“. Enter the old town through the historical gate and walk straight on till „Broken Minaret“. When you have the former gate of the minaret in your back, you look directly into a street and see at its end the pub "Mr. Blues". On the right side of the pub you will see my house with the laundry downstairs and the homestay in the first floor.
If you arrive by car, try to find your way through the lanes to the former "Oscar Cinema“ (Oscar Sineması). Pass the cinema, pass also "Erken Pension" on the left side and stop a few meters further at the taxi stand „Kaleiçi Taksi". In the night time you can park your car here. My house is opposite of the taxi stand.
You can wash your clothes (for cheap money) in my laundry downstairs. Check-in time is between 2pm and 11pm, but for sure we will arrange an arrival time before. Just come to my laundry, where I'm working all day long. I will send you also a detailed description, how you find my homestay from the airport, the bus station, by taxi or by car. If you have still any problems to find me, please call: (phone number hidden)
Katja is a great host, very helpful, and has a lot of stories to share, and her place right in the heart of the old town is a fantastic location, with a fab roof top terrace where we spent a great evening talking till late. I would definately stay here again.
katja host to a beautiful home. katja thanks :))
Staying with Katja was very fun. She is warm and welcoming and full of good information. My room was comfortable and clean and I had my own balcony! The view from the roof is amazing and I enjoyed eating breakfast up there everyday. I would recommend staying here and enjoying the sights of Kalecie and Antalya. I hope to return someday and would definitely stay with Katja.
We had a very nice start to our vacation in Katja's place, centrally located in the Old town with artistic decoration in all rooms. We got a warm welcome to her place, and enjoyed breakfasts in the sun at the balcony and the view from the roof - and even interesting excursions with the neighbours.
Very creative and clean place, the best location and very accessible
Katja is great and always helpful person! I'm happy to become
Here guest !!!
My stay in Katja home was very nice. She has been very friendly and helpfull. She has very warm relationship with her hosts and provides advices and informations to make a real good stay in Antalya. She looks happy to share her time and her experience with people who come to her house . The accomodation is quite basic, but I think it is difficult to expect more for the price. The location is very intersting, in the old city, a walk away from interesting places, in the historic city or in the modern city centre. I think it's realy a good place to stay in Antalya.
I stayed with Katja for three nights in November. She was a lovely host, very welcoming, friendly and kind! More than willing to share her time chatting with you.
Her space is a beautiful house right in the centre of things in Antalya, lots of light and a cool roof to hang out on, nice for breakfasts and nightime.
Definitely recommend if you are staying in the area!
Katja is a super wonderful host. She is everything we look for in an Airbnb experience. We had some nice conversations, ate some food, had drinks together. We really enjoyed our time with her. The room was perfect for our needs. We liked how each room was unique and was a living and evolving art space. Her place is in the mix and walking distance to everything you want to do. Would definitely love to see Katka, Antalya, and her place again in the future. Thank you.
We literally stopped in for a night on our way down to Cirali. Katja was a wonderful, warm welcome to Antalya - we were invited to a barbecue as we arrived & made to feel like we'd been there for ages. The room itself was fine - quite basic but in a great, central location.
Kale's Homestay was a fantastic place to stay. The space was big, the kitchen and garden were great hang out areas, and the location was perfect--quiet, yet just a few steps away from lots of cool bars and cafes. It really had the feeling of being in an artist's loft, with fantastic paintings and unique personal touches everywhere; it was the opposite of a sterile hotel environment. A great space to hang out, cook, and relax. Katja was an amazing host! She was warm, welcoming, helpful, and a lot of fun to hang out with. We learned so much about Turkish culture and politics from Katja, and were able to have an experience that transcends the typical tourist experience. We hope to return to the yellow house and sleep on the roof some day soon!!