Tarkan and I have been busy, building up a collection of lovely historical apartments in Galata, our favourite part of Istanbul, most of which we've personally renovated and all of which we stay in ourselves whenever we can.
We met in Istanbul, Tarkan's home city, while I was there for a photography assignment. Over the last 15 years we've led international lives together, based in Istanbul, Singapore and now England, my original country.
Along the way we've raised our son, Eren, across the cultures as we've steadily grown this holiday apartment project, our second baby. We see it as a way to find balance in our family life and to always have a home in our best-loved city.
We understand from our own experiences, what makes a great city-break stay and we try our very hardest to deliver it to you in Istanbul. For this we've won i-escape's global Guest Award for 'Best City Apartment' two years running.
Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, on arrival, Tarkan's lovely family and our friendly team with their natural Turkish hospitality, will welcome you to your apartment, pass over your keys and explain practicalities and the neighbourhood. You'll have as much or as little help as you choose and we're sure you'll soon feel at home in the cosmopolitan and very welcoming local community.
You can see more about us at www.istanbulplace.com