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The Top Two Floors Of An Historical Turkish House

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jan-2016
Duplex Apartment in Beyoglu-Taksim / Istanbul, Turkey - At The Heart Of The City And Quiet Location

Firuz Place is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' sensitive restoration projects. It's on the first and second floors - two spiral flights of original wooden stairs - of a traditional Turkish house. The narrow street is a mix of residential buildings, antique shops and bric-a-brac emporiums, resulting in a neighbourhood that feels worldly yet largely undiscovered.

The apartment is 8 minutes walk from Tophane tram stop, from which Sultanahmet can be reached in a further 10 minutes. Istanbul Modern contemporary art museum, on the waterfront, is just beyond Tophane tram stop. In the other direction quiet streets of antique shops are waiting to be explored and Orhan Pamuk's Museum Of Innocence is just across the road. Famous Istiklal Avenue is 10 minutes walk up the - steep - hill.

The open plan living area occupies the entire top floor, leading onto a private balcony with dining area and views over the authentic street below. The kitchen is contemporary and well-equipped, with high-end appliances including dish-washer. There's a dining table alongside the kitchen and a velvet sofa seating area next to this. At the other end of the open plan floor is another seating area with two comfortable arm chairs facing the balcony.

The two bedrooms - one double, one twin - are on the floor below, via a sweet brick spiral staircase. The bedrooms are positioned either end of a connecting hallway, curtained for privacy. The beds have high quality crisp white linens and the twin beds can be pushed together if required. The chic shower room is between them.

This apartment is 80 m2 in total, homely and full of character. Some of the brickwork on the walls is exposed and the original floorboards are stained dark, giving a warm and friendly atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible.

Guest Access:

Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment and access at any time to its private balcony.

The Neighbourhood:

Çukurcuma is developing area in Beyoglu, yet still very authentic. There are boutique cafes rubbing shoulders with neighbourhood mosques, all amongst the broad selection of antique shops for which the area is renowned.

Getting Around:

Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a few minutes’ walk away. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 20 minutes by public transport or 30 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 30 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 35 minutes.

There is a taxi rank just around the corner and some secure car parks too.

Interaction with Guests:

This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we're in Istanbul during your stay we'd love to meet you.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.

We’ll all help you as much as you need and we're always only a phone call or email away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we’re in Istanbul during your stay we’d love to meet you.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.

We’ll all help you as much as you need and we’re only a phone call or email away.

Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

Feel like a local!

If you are looking for a very comfortable home from home in the heart of the trendiest part of the city – this apartment will suit you very well. It is only a very short walk up to the shopping, bars and restaurants and is also only a 10 minute walk from the efficient tram which takes you right into the heart of the historic part of the city.

You can also use the lightrail/tram connection to get you to and from the airport so you can save a lot on slow taxi connections.



The apartment is spacious and well equipped – with a lovely small balcony terrace looking out over the very ‘local’ narrow street. Sit and have some apple tea and Feel like a proper resident!
Oct 2009
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Property description is accurate , spotlessly clean with all utilities needed for your stay. We were a family of five, including three adult children and the space was fine for our two night stay, but would be a perfect retreat for four. We really enjoyed this part of Istanbul with few tourists and engaging locals. The 'team@istanbul!place' were very easy to contact and replied promptly to any queries. They also supplied additional helpful, local information such as transport and day trip links. We took advantage of the transport link and this alleviated any stress. The van arrived on time with a very professional driver. We were met on arrival, helped with our luggage, given the key and directions. We were then independent but with the comfort of knowing assistance was only a text, email or phone call away. Thank you for enhancing our travel in Turkey.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Cukurcuma is ‘happening’ area in Beyoglu, yet still very authentic. A short wander in one direction will bring you to quiet streets of antique shops and in another to Istanbul Modern contemporary art gallery on the Bosphorus. Istiklal is just up the hill.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Half an hour drive.

Travel:

Ataturk airport is 20km. Sabiha Gokcen airport is 40km.

Distances:

At the heart of Istanbul. 'zero km' to anything!

Further Details:

Cukurcuma is ‘happening’ area in Beyoglu, yet still very authentic. A short wander in one direction will bring you to quiet streets of antique shops and in another to Istanbul Modern contemporary art gallery on the Bosphorus. Istiklal is just up the hill.

Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
£257
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£854
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 18.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Total of two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Large balcony/terrace, free Wifi internet, central heating and hot water, air-conditioning. Outside: A large balcony / terrace. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included. They can be changed and extra cleaning can be provided with an additional charge. Other: Free WIFI internet.

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