I am living in Istanbul and working as a curator and writer of contemporary art.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Nazli's flat. Beautiful flooring, amazing light in every room, tastefully decorated (she's an art curator - quite a nice perk), spacious kitchen, comfortable furniture - she even has a full office for you to work from. The neighborhood is also our favorite in istanbul - young and vibrant with great bars and cafes and markets (all within a few hundred meters of her flat), but much cleaner and more sophisticated than the club scene in taksim square. The only downside is that the place is so nice it's hard to get motivated to leave and see the rest of Istanbul! She was also extremely responsive to emails and had lots of great advice.
Nazli was a Nice guest.
Nazli was difficult. She was very fussy over the cleanliness, so I had to have a second cleaner come round and pay another 120 dollars whilst she was staying. The main complaint is she left the apartment in a worse state of cleanliness. Obviously did no cleaning herself to keep it clean. I was suprised how she had left it. I would not like to invite her back just becasue of the hassel it was to have her stay rather than not have her stay.
Sehr zuverlässig!! very reliable Guest, anytime!!!