If you would like to experience how it feels like to be in Istanbul even when resting at home, our renovated historical building with 7 rooms, 3 kitchens, 3 bathrooms and a big garden is just for you!
Our house is located in Elmadağ, a nice neighborhood near Taksim square. Needless to say; its proximity to the center allows a quick & easy access to the attractions of the city, both historical & natural.
Entering the house, you will immediately feel the historical atmosphere familiar to Istanbul, a sense which we also strived to keep at the renovating and furnishing process. If I may rephrase one of my guests' comment, you may feel inside the house as if you are in the middle of 1950's Istanbul, and return to today as soon as you leave. This rare quality meeting today and the history is exactly what I love about our house. It surely has something common with the city of Istanbul!
Together with its cultural and historical qualities, the nicest thing about the house is its beautiful garden with huge trees, something so rarely found at the city center. I am sure you'll love to feel the breeze together with your family or friends during your breaks in sightseeing.
Also to this garden we owe that sense of tranquility and freshness within the building. Thanks to the big date palm tree, you will not need any need for a technological cooling system in the bedrooms, but nature will take care of this for you - You'll have air conditioner in two of the living rooms.- And the branches & leaves of this beautiful tree also touch the windows of the bedrooms creating a sweet smell, something I'm sure you'll love waking up in the mornings. If you are an autumn or winter guest, you can easily reach out and take for breakfast those sweet fruits coming from the heaven.
The house has three apartments on three levels, each having a separate kitchen and a bathroom, where you will have all kind of amenities you may need for a comfortable stay; including Wi-fi, garden, balcony, air conditioner, combi heater, hot water, iron, washing machine, TV; local Sim card, Istanbul transportation card; clean linens and towels in the bedrooms; soap, shampoo, toilet paper and hair dryer in the bathrooms; stove, french press, toaster, oven, all kinds of dishes and cutlery in the kitchen.
The first apartment has three rooms (one detached) and two of them can be slept. You'll have a double bed in the bedroom, and a double and single sofa bed in the living room. This floor also has a dining room opening to the garden. So, the apartment has a capacity of five.
The apartment on the middle floor has two rooms with a double bed in the bedroom and two double sofa beds in the living room. So, the apartment has a capacity of six.
And lastly the top floor apartment has a double bed and a single sofa bed in the bedroom, and a double and a single sofa bed in the living room. So, it has an utmost capacity of 6.
Hence, the house has 7 rooms in total with a capacity of 17. But if your group is larger than 12, please read the room compositions carefully in order to figure out whether it will suit your needs. And if your group is 8 or less, you may consider renting two apartments instead of the whole building. And yet if your group is larger, you may consider having it with Pink House, of which you can find the listing at my dashboard.
Hope you'll have a great time in our beloved city!
Damage Deposit 300 € per stay
Cleaning fee 100 € per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
Historical House With 7 Rooms Istanbul, Istanbul & Marmara, Turkey
Additional Location Information
Our Historical House is located in Elmadağ, a calm and safe neighborhood near Taksim square. Hilton Hotel is only 3-4 and Taksim square is within only 10-15 minute walking distance, which (as you should know if you are planning to come to Istanbul) is the artistic and cultural centre of the city with its cafes, restaurants, bars, wine houses, night clubs, theaters and movie theaters. And you can get to Sultanahmet, the historical town within 10-15 minutes if you take a taxi, which is the same with Bosphorus.
On the intersecting street called Babil, you can find everything you may need from the markets to butchers, restaurants to bakeries, laundries to buffets.
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Last updated on February 28, 2015
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Left on 09/13/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Great host! We did a bicycle trip with 13 people from Budapest to Istanbul and stayed at this house for three nights, some of us even four nights. You'll find everything you need at this place. Kitchen, BBQ grill, washing machine, etc. to care for such a trip. The Villa is located in a great neighbourhood. Also, everybody felt really save, girls included. Easy to do seightseeing, relaxing, partying, etc.
Communication with asli was great & helpful. Immediate responses every time. We arrived very late and she was at the place at 4 am to give us the keys! Would go there again!
Left on 07/01/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed at asli's, White House a few weeks ago. I booked all three flats for a family reunion. We enjoyed our stay very much, the neighborhood was very safe and so was the house. Everything you need is a short walk away. We had a mix of people in their 50's, 20's and small children, the house/flats and surrounding attractions had fun for all day and night, We visited all the main sites in the 10 days we were there.
If you are looking for a fun adventure, great nights out in the clubs and yummy food. Then Istanbul is for you! Asli's house is the perfect base for exploring.
Left on 06/26/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We went to stay as a family in this flat in april 2012, the arrival was very well organized, everything perfectly clean, well furnished and equipped with bed sheets, towels, wahsing machine and dryer. The owner, a friendly young woman, was very helpful when we arrived. The flat we rented in this classic house was on the ground floor, one bedroom with a good comfortable bed in a kind of living room, toilet and shower, and a very sweet living kitchen, with everything there to cook, a big round table, chairs, and a nice sofa. the flat leads to the garden, a very beautiful little place, with a nice tree, quiet, and amazing to have a garden in the middle of the city. the taksim square is only ten minutes walk, 2 min walk away are enough groceries and food stores, there is a very good turkish restaurant that the owner of the flat, Asli, recommended. In sum, a great place, nice hosts and finally an amazing city.
Left on 06/26/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We came to Istanbul, a group of 8 proffesionals and have spent wonderful 2 nights in the White House . The house is ideally located just 12-15 mins from Taksim square or Istaklal av, surrounded by a lot of small shops where you can get anything you need for your pleasant stay. Asli welcomed us very warmly and was on a phone able to help us with anything we needed. We highly recommend this house to anybody travelling, or in a need to stay in Istanbul, especially with a bigger group as we did when visiting this beautiful city!
Left on 11/29/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Steph C
I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone visiting Istanbul. Asli was a wonderful host and even made us some Turkish Coffee when we arrived! Her house was amazing and easily slept our group of 5 (and could have held even more). It had a full kitchen, and the living area was very open and comfortable. The location was also fantastic. There were tons of groceries nearby and the apt was just a 3 to 4 minute walk from Taxim square, which was a fantastic place to be. Within a 5 minutes walk there were tons of restaurants, bars, and shops. The metro was also very accessible so it was very easy to get to other parts of the city. Read more
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