Wonderful room with Historical View

Apartment - Private room · Taktaki Ykş, Istanbul, Istanbul 34433, Turkey

Very central. Watch the historical city from my terrace. It is truly an amazing place to discover istanbul. The location is superb. I am an easy going host.

The Space

Fully renovated, very central and peaceful apartment

I live at the top 2 floors of a building and i am renting the very top floor. You will be staying at a semi - independent space in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Istanbul for a price of a room. It can accomodate up to 2 people. The apartment was fully renovated few years ago and has all the comforts you need in a house. Lots of sunshine, very clean and has a peaceful, comforting vibe.

This space is in Cihangir - Cukurcuma district. Walking distance to all main attractions also to Tram, metro, ferry, bus (email hidden)ose to Taksim square, minutes away from the very famous Istiklal street full of movie theaters, bookshops, cafe shops.... Many trendy and traditional cafe shops are around. Also 15 minutes to the historical district Sultanahmet .A vibrant culture, an incredible blend of east and west, old and new.

The second floor that you will be staying is quite independent from downstairs with its own bedroom, toilet, living area and terrace. The terrace is good size with flowers and Galata Tower view. Also I have a swing in the terrace for 2 people which makes it an incredible terrace experience. Many guests do their morning exercise here. There is also a massage table in the room since this is a house with lots of alternative therapy happenings...
The bathroom downstairs is large with a Jacuzzi. There is also another sweet balcony with a nice view. Please note the apartment is 160 square meters in total so there is lots of space which is a gift in the city center...

Price includes all utilities, Wireless Internet, gas, electricity,Water,phone

The flat has a regular cleaning lady. Your room will be cleaned before you arrive. Clean and ironed sheets, fresh towels etc. No need to bring anything.

If you are looking for a private flat i have another apartment close by. 2 bedroom flat, fully renovated in a great location.

Guest Access

Bathroom, living room, kitchen, teras, balcony can be used as common spaces. Please feel comfortable and act as if it is your house. I am used to guests and very comfortable so you can feel at home also.

Interaction with Guests

I interact with guests depending also how much privacy they need. I am working all day at a Yoga studio close by to my house so usually i see my guests in the morning for morning caffe or in the evening.

The Neighborhood

When i think of Istanbul cannot consider another location to live or to visit. Cihangir is close to everything; historical places, cultural activities, nigh life, super restaurants. It is historical, artistic, culturally very rich. The place to be in Istanbul.

Getting around

My flat is in Cihangir area. I am in the middle of the major hub of Taksim where you can connect to every point of the city by Metro or bus. Taksim is 7 minutes walk. Also, within 5 minutes of walk you can reach the trim station that connects you to the historical peninsula of Sultanahmet. It is 15 minutes walk or 3 tram stops to reach the historical peninsula where you have the spice market, grand bazaar, blue bisque, haifa sophia….

Istanbul Modern Museum, Museum of Innocence, famous Istiklal street and historical landmark Galata Tower only 5-10 minutes walking distance.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $427 /week
Monthly Price: $1565 /month
Cleaning Fee: $36
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My daughter (15) end I spent 4 beautiful days at Alev's home. Alev was a great host, we spoke about the city together and actual Turkey's society. The flat was clean and cosy. The view is nice, the area calm, easy to live in. We can suggest this place to anyone.

    April 2014
  • Alev is a kind and welcoming host, and the space is wonderful, bright, beautiful and filled with art and plants. The location of the house is great, in a nice neighborhood with lots of restaurants and bars and interesting shops. it is near many tourist attractions without being on the tourist paths. the only negative to the house is the peak ceiling height in the upstairs is about 6'1" and less everywhere else, but totally worth it for the many positive aspects. Thank you for the wonderful stay Alev.

    April 2014
  • Thank you Alev!
    I enjoyed the stay very much. The location of the flat is wonderful as there are many stores, cafes and restaurants around. Everything was really lovely and fun!!

    March 2014
  • Alev's place is very nice, sunny and comfortable. The place where you stay is above Alev's apartment, but you can use the kitchen, her bathroom (since there is no shower upstairs) and her sitting room. The roof is not very high and in some places is not very comfortable, but anyway I'm sure you'll find her place absolutely pretty! Alev is kind. We have seen her few times in a week, she looks to be an hard worker! The area where the apartment is situate is very nice and full of people, but not crowdy at all. You can come back at any time during the night and you will always feel safe. It is 30 minutes walking from Sultanhamet, but it's a very nice walk. Anyway you can take the tram that will bring you everywhere. Thanks a lot Alev!

    January 2014
  • We loved Istanbul! And for sure because we had a warm and confortable apartment close to everything. Most of our daily programs could be accomplished either walking or taking the tram. Cihangir has little cafes and restaurants with great food possibilities! It is a nice bohemian area of Istambul, however not crowded neither noisy. The place was clean and tidy. With good wifi! The guest flat is above Alev's and is reached via a ladder. Therefore, you should be a sporty type and not very tall as the roof is not very high. Alev was great: she assisted us before arrival and during our stay. She was a very sweet and welcoming hostess! She suggested us many interesting places to go and chatted the evenings we were around. We do recommend this place!

    October 2013
  • Great location, walking distance to Taksim square and also about 10 mins to Galata bridge making it very central. The apartment is lovely and it's nice having plenty of room. The only issue is the low ceiling. Alev is lovely and more than happy to answer any question.

    The area the apartment is in is very trendy and as a solo female traveller I felt safe. It's not a conservative area at all.

    October 2013
  • I really liked staying at Alev's home. It is in a great neighborhood that I really enjoyed walking around and exploring. It is also very central to getting to Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Blue Mosque, Sophia museum and into the commercial area. Her place was very nice to retreat to with the whole upstairs being accessible as guest space. I loved the patios and it was great talking to Alev when she was available. One must be comfortable with climbing up into the guest space but its well worth it. Great bed too. Thanks so much!

    October 2013
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    September 2013
  • Alev was a great host - a welcoming, friendly and interesting person who took time to chat to us even when coming back from a long day at work.

    Her flat is in a great location in the heart of Cihangir with lots of cool cafes and shops nearby. It is very clean and tidy and has beautiful views across Istanbul.

    The guest flat is above Alev's and is reached via a ladder. Along with the bedroom, it has its own toilet and sink, sitting room and balcony. Downstairs you can use Alev's kitchen, sitting room and a second balcony with a little table and chairs.

    The arrangement is a good one because it provides a (very spacious) private area whilst retaining the AirBnB experience of sharing with a local person.

    The only downside was the low ceilings throughout the top level. My boyfriend, who is 5ft 10in, could only stand up in limited parts of the bedroom and sitting room, and had to stoop to use the bathroom sink. It wasn't a huge problem, but if he had been any taller it would have been difficult.

    That was the only minus point to an otherwise great stay. Provided you are not a giant, I would wholly recommend Alev and her lovely flat.

    September 2013
  • I went to Istanbul with my boyfriend and our stay at Alev's flat waw perfect. The flat is ver well located: few minutes from the center by walking and as in a village! That was so convenient to discover the true Istanbul! Alev was very welcoming and helpful, she adviced us some places to go which made our trip amazing! We will not forgeot our 4 excinting days here and will contact her again if we come back! Do not hesitate to go... it is a veny nice place to stay!!

    August 2013
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I am a Istanbul lover. Wherever i go i come back to istanbul missing it even more. I have worked and travelled as a journalist into many countries. i like exploring new cultures and get involved with locals. Last 5 years i worked as a Digital Media Specialist. Love readig, travelling, discovering new things. I have been into body therapy and eastern thinking for a long time. I have a regular Yoga practice and lately trying to practice Tai Chi. Studied in San Francisco School of Massage and Universal Tao Center in Chiang Mai - Thailand. All these expereinces lead me to manage a yoga studio in istanbul.Love thinking,discovering and enjoying good food, good music good people....
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