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
This has been my best Air BnB experience so far. From the minute I arrived I felt like I was staying with old friends. The house and the room are beautiful, spacious and comfortable. I had a really good time with Tuncay and his friends. They showed me around the city, took me to the turkish bazar and shared drinks with me in the nice and peaceful courtyard. It has been a really great experience and I will definitely be back! Could not have been better!
I am really lacking words to describe this wonderful experience with Tuncay. Communication beforehand was excellent, he would answer my text messages within 5 mins.. In Izmir he picked me up from the bus stop, so I find his house easily. The house is one of the old Greek jewels in town. perfectly decorated with high taste in furniture and art. The room was cozy, large and just wonderful. Everything cleaned and decorated in a warm manner, plus the warm reception of Tuncay and Selahattin I felt immediately comfortable and at home. The beautiful patio/garden was so pleasant and pretty, that I spent most of my spare time to sit and enjoy the garden. There I was also very well taken care of these two very warm and welcoming hosts. I was introduced to their lovely friends, had dinner with them and thus introduced to Izmir Turkish culture. Time went by too fast and I will return to these people and the wonderful mediterranean town of Izmir. I am still speechless. Thank you Tuncay, thank you Selahattin, thank your sweet sister for the delicious Turkish breakfast.
Such a nice and cozy place !!! tuncay is an real artist and his friend is very humor,they prepared the breakfast and had the breakfast with them ,great talking great breakfast great place!!!!love you guys, Its just the right choice living here
Tuncay was a wonderful Host and a very good Ambassador for Izmir. I have been in Turkey for 4 months now, but my stay at Tuncay's was the best experience I have had in living in a traditional home that has been lovingly restored and in a quiet and old neighbourhood. Tuncay went out of his way to make me feel comfortable in his home and in Izmir. He was very kind and introduced me to his close friends, invited me to eat with them, as well as drove me to the bus station for my trip to Cesme. Now I understand what the "super host" title means and it certainly fits Tuncay's profile. I will definelty be back if I am in Ismir again. I highly recommend this stay.
We only spent one night in Izmir since we were heading back home the day after. Tuncay gave us advices on places to go and he even brought us to the market & tea shop. He offered my boyfriend and I a friendship bracelet ! How lovely?!
This Airbnb experience was the most friendly one. I recommand it to anyone. Also, the room is beautiful, enough storage space and blissful paintings.
I had a great four night stay in Izmir with Tuncay and his friend. They really went out of their way to ensure I had a great visit. The room is spacious, tastefully furnished and self contained. The location is in a nice neighbourhood and a short bus ride from the old town centre. I would highly recommend Tuncay and his room to anyone looking to spend time in wonderful Izmir.
I had a great time with Tuncay!!! He's so nice to pick me up from the bus stop and helped to carry my suitcase which was sooo heavy. The house was gorgeous, beautiful room decoration and nice garden. Tuncay also made me delicious breakfast, I met his friend and sister, they all gave me a lot of help. If you're going to Izmir, highly recommend to stay with Tuncay.
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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).