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GOLDEN HORN, UTTERLY CHARMING AND AUTHENTIC : ARTY GREEK HOUSE WITH TERRACE

Béatrice and Pascal

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Turkish
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Béatrice and Pascal

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GOLDEN HORN, UTTERLY CHARMING AND AUTHENTIC : ARTY GREEK HOUSE WITH TERRACE

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Istanbul - Verystanbul

luxury house for 6 persons in Central Istanbul, with terrace and yard.

You will enjoy this beautiful and comfy house, located along the famous Golden Horn, in the Very Heart of Istanbul. At the crossroads of the former Jewish quarter and ancient greek house, close to Suleymanie Mosk, Fener attracts by its architectural elegance and a concentration, unique in Istanbul, of ancient bow-windowed mansions,under UNESCO and EU gentrification. Up this street, Verystanbul is one of the prettiest houses of this area.

Brand new, with all the modern comfort, Verystanbul is more like a private and elegant home, than a classical guest house : arty furniture, large bedrooms with ancient wood ceilings and grounds, large stairs and lots of light, modern and beautiful bathrooms. The house, frontpage of the fanciest deco turkish magazine, offers every facility you need: fully equiped kitchen, beautiful linen, wifi, TV and DVD player, MP3 music etc...

Though very central, the district is not overwhelmed by tourists and shelters all sorts of little shops, cafes and a wonderful organic market.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Béatrice and Pascal (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Turkish

About Béatrice and Pascal

Both french and devoted to arts, Pascal (a fashion hairstylist) and Beatrice (a journalist and a writer) fell in love with Istanbul's magnificence. Buying a house in this city has been a dream for long, before they found the very proper place in 2009.

Why Béatrice and Pascal chose Istanbul

As told by its name, Verystanbul is a genuine ancient

house with beautiful old woods and authentic material, large rooms and high ceilings, which combines the charm of antiques and the most modern and elegant comfort.

Restauring this great place took us almost one year, giving a special attention to the ground, all wood and authentic 'çini'( handmade ceramics), and to the soft lights that provide a very special atmosphere. The result is a real 'home', completely personnal and different from the usual touristic accommodations.

What makes this house unique

Fener-Balat is a unique part of Istanbul, still occupied by locals, and not overcrowded with tourists. This authenticity makes it a unique experience for the guests who want to approach how it feels to be a Stambouli.

This pleasure will start from your very first contact : the flexibility of the change-over day, the welcoming by Salih Bey, a lovely glass artist, always available to help you, the Istanbul guides and literature in different languages of the dedicated library. And the pleasure will go on with the discovery of the astonishing cinematographic set of the surroundings (James Bond's Skyfall was shot in our street) : lively streets, magnificent Saint-Sauveur in Kora mosaics, the banks of the Golden Horn...

In summary : the old Istanbul like it used to be, an exclusive place you will love, like the 'connoisseurs' and happy few already do.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
Berlin, Germany
5

Beautiful home & friendly atmosphere

Beautiful home & friendly atmosphere
  • 5 out of 5
This is a newly renovated home which has been beautifully furnished with care and attention to detail. Clean and comfortable and rooms, bathrooms and a spacious terrace made it easy for us to feel at home.

We spent two memorable evenings with Pascal, the friendly landlord, who provided us with numerous pieces of advice on Istanbul as well as background information. Our two kids took their “new friend Pascal” quickly into their hearts.

Fener is a traditional and authentic district of Istanbul off the beaten track but is easily accessible from the tourist hot-spots by ferry or bus.

Good choice – we would not hesitate to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
5

Special location, special property

  • 5 out of 5
Two couples visited Verystanbul for an extended weekend trip. We spend a lot of time in choosing our accommodation and appreciate authentic location and stylish properties. We also expect good value for our money. Verystanbul certainly has them all. We can sincerely recommend this holiday rental.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
4

Lovely property if you're fit!

Lovely property if you're fit!
  • 4 out of 5
Bad start - my partners flight was delayed... and it was very difficult trying to explain this to the chap who was to grant us access to the property, he didn't speak English.

Anyway we got in a taxi eventually - and it took for ever to find it, even the locals didn't seem to know where it was. We got there in the end.

It is a very local (and religious) neighbourhood - this had plusses and minuses (finally found an off license, the local eateries/take aways cheap but v limited). And the hill... OMG! We stayed in most nights as wouldn't have fancied tackling it in the dark after beers!

Local taxis generally wouldn't go up or down the hill so we were frequently booted out at the bottom somewhat unceremoniously!

Positives - it is a really lovely property, tastefully furnished and with everything you need. The neighbourhood is interesting and I enjoyed seeing a different side of life - once I got used to it! It is an area in the early stages of renewal and I liked this. Local shop keepers were generally charming.

Tips to the owners:
- expand the info pack to really help people acclimatise e.g. location of nearest bar/off licence/hammam for women (I nearly had a nasty surprise!); local bus timetables/routes; eateries and recommendations; more explicit directions for taxi drivers
- Freely available netbook/PC for visitors to use to get online

Over all good VFM and a different experience.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
4

charming house, very quiet area

  • 4 out of 5
This is a lovely well equipped house but you need to weigh up the pros and cons of staying there vis a vis its location. The area of Fener is delightfully real traditional Istanbul, no swanky cafes and restaurants in the local area, in fact anything above a snack is hard to find unless you make it onto the main road where very simple Turkish fare prevails. However the locals are by and large charming and friendly, but it helps enormously if you can speak some Turkish here. If you have only a few days in Istanbul I would suggest try a different area, if you are a seasoned visitor then it is great to see a different area, just don't expect it to be geared to tourists, it isn't.
Also, if you are a dab hand at using your iphone to guide you to locations it will come in handy here - taxi drivers need directions.
Also remember the area is dry.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
business
Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
Seattle, Washington USA
5

Exceptional! Verystanbul holds our heart

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at Verystanbul for 10 days, with our daughter and son-in-law joining us for a portion of the time. For all of us, staying in the Fener neighborhood, in this beautifully appointed home was a top highlight of our nearly four week trip in Turkey. This proved to be the perfect location from which to explore the city. We took a walking tour (Rick Steve's Istanbul) starting at the house - we were able to scale the ancient city wall (greatly surprised be the fantastic panoramic view), tour the Chora Church and the Patriarchal Cathedral Church of St. George (headquarters for the Greek Orthodox Church), and saw many, many other interesting sights. From the house, we took many walks down along the Golden Horn. Down on the main road we easily caught the bus or a taxi to take us into the main tourist area.
As much as we loved seeing the main sights of the city, what won our heart is the very neighborhood in which Verystanbul is located: the beautiful, hospitable people, the wonderful little cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and shops down on Vodina, the street vendors that come by the front door with vegetables and bread, the children playing in the street, and so much more.
As for Verystanbul, it is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beatrice has thought of everything! The bedrooms are particularly beautiful and we loved spending evenings and mornings outside on the third floor terrace. The wifi connection was superb and worked without a hitch. The only thing we would do differently next time is to be sure we have an international cell phone plan so that we can use our phone in case of an emergency. Also, for travelers coming in the hot months, be prepared for very warm nights. Every room is wonderfully equipped with a ceiling fan, but inside temperatures were regularly over 90 degrees in the upper floors. We could not have been happier with our choice of staying at Verystanbul and hope that someday we can return.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Golden Horn, utterly charming and authentic : arty greek house with terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p441184
+33 -613 05 70 90
Istanbul Istanbul & Marmara
Montréal, Québec, Canada
5

Superbe semaine à Istanbul!

  • 5 out of 5
La maison était magnifique, et le quartier très coloré et dépaysant. C'était tout à fait ce que nous recherchions. La maison était très bien aménagée, nous avions tout ce que nous avions besoin à notre disposition. Tout était propre et très bien entretenu.

Nous aurions peut-être aimé avoir des indications plus claires à notre arrivée pour ce qui est des commodités de la maison et comment se rendre plus facilement vers les sites touristiques, ou épiceries, quoique Rahmi, la personne qui nous a accueillis et qui parle seulement le turc et quelques mots en anglais, a tenté de nous aider le plus possible. Cela nous a toutefois poussés à nous débrouiller par nous-même et nous a permis de partir à l'aventure dans le labyrinthe des rues de Fatih.

Nous avons été très bien servis par Béatrice, la propriétaire, qui a toujours répondu à nos courriels de façon très rapide et efficace.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Atatürk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Vodina Firin
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Fener harbour
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Sirkeci Railway Station (Orient Express)
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Haliç Iskenderçi
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Yesilköy beaches
Car: not necessary

Located in Europe along the famous Golden Horn , Fener' s district once sheltered the Greek stanbuly community. This very central and typical district attracts by its architectural elegance and a concentration, unique in Istanbul, of ancient bow-windowed mansions. Up this street, Verystanbul, is one of the prettiest houses of this area, under UNESCO and EU gentrification project.

Fener and the banks of the enchanting Golden Horn, its lovely harbour, lawns, restaurants and children games draw you into the fascinating heart of Istanbul, its history and countless monuments as The Greek Patriarchy, the Greek High School, the Bulgarian Church and fabulous byzantine mosaics in the church of Chora. Very close, by boat, foot or car, from the historical centre of Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque, Saint-Sophie, Palace of Topkap?, etc), and of Taksim, with the 'western' boutiques and its cheerful night life.

Other Activities: children games on the Golden Horn

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Istanbul, Istanbul & Marmara

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low 20/13/2014
15 Nov - 14 Mar
3 nights
From
€85
From
€100
Sat, Sun
€625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
High 2014
15 Mar - 14 Nov
3 nights
From
€95
From
€120
Fri, Sat, Sun
€720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €150
Notes Please note that those prices are on a 2 persons basis. 15€ /person/night should be added.

A €150 security deposit wire is required on reservation. The balance has to be paid two weeks before arrival in Istanbul.
In case of a late arrival after 11:00 pm, an extra of 20€ is kindly requested for the person opening the house for you.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Istanbul in Istanbul & Marmara

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 248 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Old-style tub and one récamier for your relax
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern large shower corridor
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bedroom 1 has its bathroom with a old-style tub and a 'récamier' for your relax. The bedroom 2 has its big modern shower-room behind the sink and storage block. One apart W.C. is present on each stage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living-room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , X 2 people
  • The bedroom 1 (25 m2) has kept its original parquet floors and ceilings. A secrétaire, comfortable customized English arm-chairs and the historical bow-window complete the special character of this beautiful and spacious bedroom. The bedroom 2, created as a part of a possible independent apartment, has its big shower-room inside the bedroom, behind the sink and storage block and a balcony overlooking the life in Kerimit Caddesi down to the Golden Horn. This 'apartment' with its little living-room day-lighted by the diamond shaped glass roof, and its own kitchenette (fridge and stove, sink and storage in a 'buffet') opens on the charming and barbecue equipped terrace, highlight of relax in Verystanbul. All the bedrooms, living rooms and stages have their own ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
The cleaning is included once a week, but you could have an extracleaning for 30€. The final cleaning is included in the price.

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