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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Rental Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate||Minimum Stay|
15 Nov 2013 - 14 Mar 2014
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€150.00|
|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.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
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