Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Beyoglu - Terrace 2
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms and Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
50% off regular rates Nov 16 -March 15, 2015! Holidays (Dec 15-Jan 5) excluded.
This flat has a large recently renovated roof terrace above with dining, food prep and barbecue above. The views from the flat are very nice, and the views from the roof terrace are AMAZING! Rent alone or combine with one of our other 3 flats that share the roof terrace, 2 are on the same floor, 1 studio flat just above this apartment.
I am a travel writer who prefers to stay in apartments in 'real' neighborhoods located near tourist areas, but purposely outside of the main tourist haunts in order to give me the feeling of actually living in the place I am visiting. I've chosen my favorite homes away from home in my favorite cities around the world. This apartment - Terrace Two in Istanbul - is one of them.
Terrace Two is one of 4 flats in the same building, 3 on one floor, and a small studio apartment/or extra bedroom on the floor above. You can mix and match the flats according to your needs. This advert is for our 'Terrace Two' flat with a few photos of Terrace Four upstairs, which you may add to this flat for a 4th bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Photos for this studio flat, just one flight of stairs above, are identified by T4.
Configuration of the Terrace Two flat: 2 enclosed bedrooms, and 1 curtained off alcove/bedroom with twin beds. The studio flat above, which may be added for an additional $80 per night) has a single bed and a double futon, it's own kitchen and a large bathroom. Great views and adjacent to the roof terrace.
Large modern kitchen and separate dining room. One bathroom with marble shower, washer & dryer & sink. Toilet is in a separate room with antique Turkish tiles.
The location of our Galata Terrace flats is excellent for dining and entertainment and easy access to all the sites. You can see many of the sites from the terrace! Terrace Two sleeps 6 in beds (one bed is a double, one queen, one king/or 2 twins), 8 including foldout couch, but a bit small for 8. If you add the studio apartment upstairs, it will sleep up to 11.
Great neighborhood! You can steer clear of the carpet salesmen and tour guides while being close enough to Sultanahmet to visit when you want to. Best of all you can sit on the roof terrace and enjoy a view of Sultanahmet that is unsurpassed. All around you are surrounded with Turkish charm - a mix of modern and traditional. One block away is the Galata Tower - the Coit Tower of Istanbul. Many restaurants and tea gardens line this square.
A 5 min walk uphill puts you in the best dining area in all of Istanbul. Istiklal is a 2-mile pedestrian walkway with many off-alleys full of outdoor cafes and meyhanes. Just 10 min walk down hill puts you on the Galata Bridge across which you can walk to the Egyptian Spice Market or take a short ride on the tram to the Grand Bazaar or many other sites.
We have 3 other flats on the same floor. Just ask and we'll send information about those flats too. Great for large groups.
The rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a barbeque and a large outdoor seating area for dining and entertaining under the stars surrounded by a picture perfect postcard view of old Istanbul and the regal Bosphorus.
These flats are located on the 4th floor of an old building without an elevator. Although our flats have recently been renovated and are very nice, the building itself is typical 'old' Istanbul. The area and building are safe. And the views are just about the best you'll find anywhere in the city.
You'll love this flat!
2 Nights $ 180.00 per night
7+ nights $170.00 per night
14+ nights $135.00 per night
30+ nights/monthly rate $3500 per month
Nov. 1, 2013 - April 1, 2014
40% off regular rates for stays of up to 3 weeks.
50% off month+ rentals Nov 1 - April 1, 2014
Keywords: Apartment, flat, views, large,
- Events Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Robin Sparks
Travel writer, workshop leader, connector of cultures. Google me at robin-AT-robinsparks-DOT-com
Robin Sparks purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Robin Sparks chose Beyoglu
Love this area. Bustling with activity, perfectly located in the center of everything one might want to do in Istanbul. A historical area that is slowly being gentrified and retains just enough 'old' Istanbul while giving options for the best dining and entertainment in Istanbul.
What makes this apartment unique
Views, and close proximity to all the sites. I love being able to walk everywhere from here - or take a quick easy (and cheap) cab ride or tram to wherever I want to go. And the stairs to the flat insure that I leave Istanbul in better physical shape than when I arrived!
Guestbook comments from the manager
This apartment was amazing and exactly like the photos-this doesn\'t always happen! We were six and had ample room, it was clean and fresh and a great location with the tram at the bottom of the street, and then just a bit further across the Galata bridge is the metro line. We mostly ate out so didn't use the kitchen much but it had all you would need. The bathroom was nice-not too much room but shower was huge compared to some, and it was nice having a seperate toilet.
Can't think of anything except the kids would have liked a lift for the 5 flights of stairs!