Water & monument views by Galata Tower - Terrace 2
From $95 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
I'm a travel writer who rents flats for myself around the world. I chose flats in Istanbul keeping in mind what I, as a frequent traveler, like - views close to the tourist zone, but just far enough to allow for an authentic experience. I like to feel like I actually 'live' in the places I visit, and I have a feeling that you do too or you would be booking a hotel. :)
Our Terrace Two flat has 3 bedrooms and is roomy and perfect for families and groups of friends. It sleeps 6 comfortably and can fit up to 8 with use of the sleeper sofa in the salon. The configuration of rooms is:
2 enclosed bedrooms with 1 double bed, and 1 queen...Read more
Water & monument views by Galata Tower - Terrace 2
Sultanahmet, Istanbul & Marmara, Turkey
Additional Location Information
This hilltop neighborhood called Galata is one of my favorite spots in Istanbul to relax, wander the streets, discover, take pictures, meet with friends and enjoy the city. You can find many local shops (from gift shops to cool shoe shops, vintage boutiques to Turkish designer’s showrooms) great cafes and cozy restaurants and you can wonder the streets of Galata to enjoy a lovely day in Istanbul.
Galata is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Istanbul where you can see the iconic Galata tower, one of the most important historical monuments of Istanbul. The first man who flew in history, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi opened his wooden wings and flew from Galata to Uskudar in the 17th century. You can see an amazing, breath taking panoramic view of Istanbul from the tower.
What I like most about Galata is the neighborhood’s energy, crowded by young people and many foreigners every day of the week and at any time. Galata is walking distance to Tunel, the center of Istanbul's best dining and shopping area, and from here you can discover the city in the heart of Istanbul. Just down the street from this flat is Karakoy, where you can walk across the bridge where fisherman line its sides, and where fish restaurants adorn its lower level. At the other end of the bridge is the Egyptian Spice Market. Either before or after the bridge (or near Tunel you can catch the metro) you can catch a tram to the Old Citiy. You can also board ferries at the bridge that will take you on a Bosphorus tour or over to the Asian side or to the Prince's Islands just 30 minutes away.
Wikipedia description of the Galata neighborhood: Galata was a neighbourhood opposite Constantinople (today's Istanbul), located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn, the inlet which separates it from the historic peninsula of old Constantinople. The Golden Horn is crossed by several bridges, most notably the Galata Bridge. The medieval citadel of Galata was a colony of the Republic of Genoa between 1273 and 1453. The famous Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in 1348 at the northernmost and highest point of the citadel. At present, Galata is a quarter within the borough of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, and is known as Karaköy.
There are several theories concerning the origin of the name Galata. According to the Italians, the name comes from Calata (meaning downward slope) as the neighbourhood is sloped and goes downwards to the sea from a hilltop. The Greeks believe that the name comes either from Galaktos (meaning milk, as the area was used by shepherds in the early medieval period) or from the word Galat (meaning Celtic in Greek) as the Celtic tribe of Galatians were thought to have camped here during the Hellenistic period before settling into Galatia in central Anatolia. The inhabitants of Galatia are famous for the Epistle to the Galatians and the Dying Galatian statue.
Central Istanbul is a walking city, so cars are not recommended. Public transport is walking distance from this flat as well as inexpensive taxis which are easy to catch in the area.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations
Nearest ferry port: Kadikoy, 0.5 miles
Nearest airport: Ataturk, 30 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 30, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $70 per stay
- each extra guest over 4 | $20 per stay
- airport pickup | $45 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Airport transport is optional but highly recommended as our driver knows the building and taxis have a reputation for getting lost. Only $45 per car (up to 8 guests).
Base rates are for the first 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.
There is a one-time cleaning/prep fee of $70.
Taxes are included.
We are happy to refund your deposit should you need to cancel IF we are able to rebook the flat for your reserved dates. Travel insurance is highly recommended!
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- High chair
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1400 square feet