About this listing
This cosy room in beautifully restored century-old Greek house, offers a visual feast of colors and an inspiration to everyone who visits it.
The house is shared with its amiable owner, an artist, and his (website hidden). The room, which looks out into the courtyard, has a separate entrance and a private toilet and shower.
The lovingly restored house, has a traditional inner courtyard with lemon and magnolia trees and a large common area featuring a rich collection of artwork from around the world.
The property received the 2004 Izmir Municipality Award for excellence in restoration and was featured in several publications, including the Turkish edition of Maison Francais.
The house is located in a residential area of Izmir and is just a 15-minute walk away from Asansör and the historic Karataş quarter. The magnificent seaside promenade is a few steps away and the area is easily connected to all major points in the city by public transport.
The house is within walking distance (3 km) to Konak, the heart of Izmir, and is 5 Euro by taxi to the main bar streets
awesome experience with the beautiful garden and gallery! Host Tuncay will welcome people warmely with Turkish tea and snackes. You have no reason to miss this lovely house in Izmir.
The room is great. We rent a car at Izmir and park it around the house. The room is well decorated and my mom was really enjoyed the comfortable bed. Tuncay's friends made the traditional breakfast for us. The way to cook the Turkish tea and the eggplant jam is attractive and interesting. We got a little chance to talk with Tuncay because he had his own plan but he's really nice and interesting person. I really recommend this room if you wants to stay in Izmir.
Bellissima esperienza, camera grande con bagno privato e tutte le comodita compreso aria condizionata, casa greca con giardino davvero molto bella,Tunkay e un ospite fantastico peccato non avere potuto godere di piu la sua compagnia, ma le colazioni con I suoi amici e le esperienza con le altre persone della casa e del vicinato saranno sempre nella mia mente. Assolutamente da consigliare
Tuncay is a wonderful host, very jovial, kind and considerate. The location is pretty good and the house itself is very quaint and lovely! The room is as shown in pictures. Makes for an excellent pick- would strongly recommend.
We only had a flying visit to Tuncay's house (overnight arriving at midnight and leaving at 9.45 am but were made to feel very welcome. Tuncay stayed up to greet us and looked after us, making us a great breakfast, ordering a taxi and generally making sure everything went well.
On top of all that it was a beautiful old Greek style house beautifully decorated with Tuncay's own artworks ((website hidden)) - So breakfast was composed not only of good food but interesting conversation about art, life and local politics...
The house is really near to the waterfront and only about 10 minutes from the railway station.
It's all perfect.
The host has good taste.
The house is like a gallery;)
You can have delicious breakfast and enjoy the paintings.
Also have a cup of tea in the garden.
It's the best bnb I have experienced until now.;)
I will come back.;)
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About the Host, Tuncay
I'm a painter who exhibits in London and in the United States, and, more recently, in Istanbul, Turkey. My hobby is restoration, and this house is one of my restoration projects. My "real" job is as a vessel traffic system operator in the Çanakkale Straight.
When I'm at my home in Izmir, I love to share leisurely meals with friends over good conversation. I traveled a lot and I enjoy meeting new people and making them feel welcome in my favorite city! Bus stop is 100 m. away from myhouse. walking distance to Konak which is the Center of İzmir (2 KM).