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Book this 3 bedroom apartment in Istanbul today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 8 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1050, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 28, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Istanbul Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 8 reviews
- Very Good
“Great value in a wonderful neighborhood”
We spent the week of March 9, 2015 here, and I found the apartment a wonderful base to explore this amazing city. The apartment is recently renovated and welcoming; clean and well appointed. There's a cute and efficient kitchen and lovely bathrooms, a big dining area and living room with floor to ceiling windows. You have a wonderful view of the city and, to your left Artists' Park, a lovely green oasis in the midst of such a cosmopolitan area. I didn't really realize how much staying in the apartment would add to my experience of Istanbul. It was a pleasant surprise to me how much I enjoyed the immediate neighborhood. The first morning I went down to the neighborhood bakery, filled with delicious Turkish treats, and was struck by how warm and friendly the people were. The second morning when I went down everyone in the bakery remembered and seemed delighted to see me, and by the third visit they greeted me like an old friend. I also enjoyed Artists' park, just two blocks from the apartment. Walking there in the late afternoon was a calm and peaceful respite from the intensity and excitement of such an amazing city. I always felt safe there and everyone, from the doorman in the lobby to people on the street, were so polite and helpful. In fact, I became comfortable enough to teach myself the subway system, and realized with delight how easy it is to travel to many of the places that I had only been to by taxis. The subways are clean and efficient and you can get to the nearest station by walking just a few blocks from the apartment. Then you can find your way either into the center of the old city or by funicular down to the area near Dolmabahce palace. By the end of my stay I felt a little bit like someone who actually belonged in the neighborhood instead of a stranger in such a big city.
“Home away from Home”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well equipped, nicely decorated condo in a wonderful area of Istanbul. While some may think being 45 minutes (via public transportation) away from the Old Town area is a disadvantage, we and our family members found it to be a comfortable retreat after tourist activities. With akmerkez Mall an easy 10 minute walk away, a superb city part the same, shops, restaurants, bus and taxis stands at your doorstep, we found Oya's unit to be in the perfect location for all that we wanted to do. The best part is certainly the views from this condo. You have virtually a panoramic window to the entire Istanbul area including the asian side, a great deal of the Bosphorus, the 'Second Bridge,' and all in between. This unit is suited for families including small children and Oya and the building's caretakers ensure that you have a hassle-free stay. I highly recommend that anyone coming to Istanbul should consider this condo for their accommodations. Raleigh, NC
“What a jewel”
Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful apartment. Your driver waited for us at the airport, as promised. He is a very good and careful driver and we felt very safe. We also called him for our return trip. Your propertsy manager, who waited for us at the apartment, are also very nice and friendly people - they explained everything to us. Thank you very much for the nice fruit basket and the fresh baked cookies - they were delicious! We have been plenty times in Istanbul and usually stayed in a hotel - not anymore. We did not know this area of the city, but were very happy to find ourselves in such a nice neighborhood. Everything is in walking distance. We needed to replace all our clothing, because the airline did not find our luggage during our stay, lucky for us that akmerkez was so close! We will return to your home whenever we plan our next trip to Istanbul, that's for sure.
“Stayed for an entire month...enjoyed every minute!”
First let me say what a pleasure it was to work with this property owner. Oya is very prompt in her responses to questions, and I think she truly cares that her guests have a pleasant visit. I travel extensively, often for weeks and months at a time. I always rent a condo or apartment in whatever city I am headed to. This condo in Istanbul has been my all-time favorite! Very, very clean. Big rooms with comfortable beds. Modern kitchen and bathrooms. Stylish decor, and sweeping views from its top floor location (floor to ceiling windows). The location is terrific for getting around Istanbul. I debated about where to stay (Historic tourist area? Asian side? Rural suburbs?) I am so glad I chose this condo. The location was perfect. The historic area (Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, etc) is wonderful, but I wouldn't want to stay there for more than a day or two. Very busy, busy, busy...all the time...everyday...always. The hustle and bustle everywhere is fun, and exactly what you want and expect at the Grand Bazaar, etc...but exhausting! You can get around so easily from Oya's via taxi or subway, but it was so nice to come home to a much saner, quieter, more "authentic" part of town with friendly local shops and restaurants, a couple of nice supermarkets close by, and a little park next door (great for an evening stroll while waiting to hear the call to prayer from the little mosque around dusk...something I will miss the most)
“Tour Istanbul with the creature comforts of home”
Oya is a marvelous hostess and we are especially thankful for her recommendations for private tour guide, private driver, and for the number of guidebooks in the library of the apartment. The only thing that usurps the clean, spacious, well equipped, elegantly decorated apartment is the splendid view from the living room's picture window. A telephone for local calls, internet access and borrowed cell phone added to the conveniences. In the neighborhood within easy walking distance are decent restaurants and shops, to include an award winning shopping mall. It is admittedly a bit of a challenge wrestling with congestion on roads and confusing crowded transition points on public transportation. Because the apartment is in a near suburb, this slows down being an efficient tourist given that most sites are in city center. However, the relative tranquility and above mentioned comforts were worth the trade-off for our 3 person family.
“A lovely Istanbul getaway”
We loved our stay at Oyas Istanbul apartment. Being close to the lovely town of Bebek and close to the Bosphorous was a special highlight. The apartment was clean and bright and within walking distance of good public transportation into central Istanbul. Oya was helpful in every way. Highly recommended!
I stayed here with 4 friends for a week, and we absolutely loved it. It's in a great neighborhood and has spectacular views. It's a little bit of a walk to get to the metro, but there are bus stops and taxi's on the street, so transportation is easy. Highly recommended! My only complaint would be the seating area in the living room isn't terribly comfortable, but if you're out and about you shouldn't need it much anyway.