Cozy Family Apartment in Galata

Entire home/flat

3 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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This is a 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Galata. The hip neighborhood of Istanbul.

Very quiet despite the central location of the building.

Close to metro.

Fireplace, big flat screen TV, entertainment unit with PS3, Wii, Satellite TV.

The space

This is not a made up place to rent. This is our own family home which is designed and modeled to live in a cozy warm atmosphere.

Despite the central location of the place, it's very quiet with sounds of roosters, ducks and birds coming from the lovely garden of Crimean Church which is next door.

Very close to metro and tram stations, Galata Tower, Istiklal Caddesi (Soho of Istanbul) and everything you need.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the whole apartment. All appliances, kitchenware and other facilities of the apartment are free to use.

Interaction with guests

We will greet you to our place, hand you the keys and get lost. :) Until you need us.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/flat

Indoor Fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £76
Security Deposit £381
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Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Ellen User Profile
July 2015
Serol, Yasemin, and Alp were beyond fabulous hosts-- they really became friends and local tour guides! They are simply phenomenally kind, helpful, and welcoming. We met them, instantly connected, and ended up spending some of our time in Istanbul with them. They showed us the true nature of Turkish hospitality! Our luggage got lost, Serol helped us, we needed a ferry timetable, Serol helped us, we wanted to know where to eat, Serol guided us. Also, their apartment is FABULOUS. Perfect location and so comfortable. We loved everything about our experience and hope to stay in touch with them!

Jeremiah User Profile
June 2015
Our family of 3 (my wife, our 15 month-old son, and myself) just spent 10 amazing days in Yasemin, Serol, and Alp's apartment. Our experience was incredible! They were responsive and welcoming hosts from the beginning. Yasemin waited at the apartment for us on the day of our arrival, gave our taxi driver directions to the place, then checked us in and made us feel welcome with a freshly baked cake before leaving us. Our stay in Istanbul was made so much better by their apartment - we fell in love with it and were sad to leave! Having a space to live - cook, play (Alp shared his toys with our son Joaquin), nap, etc. - right inside one of most fun parts of the city made the trip perfect. There are small grocery stores on every corner, bars and restaurants surround you, and main attractions as well as both the tram and subway are less than 5 min walks away - yet inside the apartment all is quiet and tranquil. Could not have asked for anything more. Serol topped it off by coming over and calling a cab for the airport at the time of our departure. Thanks for a great vacation!

Flavio User Profile
April 2015
We stayed 5 days in Serol's and Yasemin's appartment, and they have both been very friendly and supportive. They answered to all our needs and helped us a lot. The appartment is very nice and comfortable, very clean and very well equipped. The street is quite, with no noise, even if the flat is located in a very nice, central and full of life area of Istanbul (which, by the way, is an amazing city). You will feel like at home. I definitely recommend it.

Patrice User Profile
October 2014
About the place: this cosy apartment is really cosy and warm. It’s really very near the lively sector of Taksim – Beyoglu and on the other way in a quiet area. We were three adults in the place and were very comfortable in there. About the host: Alp is a very charming boy. He didn’t cry when the strangers took his place in his home. More than that, he took time to play with me! Yasemin, his mother is also charming and thoughtful with the guests. We didn’t see Serol, his father, but I spoke with him over the phone and I could tell he is also a charming person. Thanks to all the family to share their cosy place with people from everywhere in the world.

Kathryn User Profile
September 2014
Yasemin was very welcoming to her beautiful home which is in a great location, not far from the tram stop, clean and had everything we needed. Yasemin was also very responsive to any questions we had about Istanbul. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Yasemin.

Chi User Profile
August 2014
Thank you Serol for the wonderful opportunity to live in your beautiful home for a week. I don t think we have had such a peaceful sleep in a city home anywhere else in the world, I would open the bedroom windows so we could hear the call to prayer during the wee hours and gently wake up to the sound of ducks and roosters. We had every modern comfort we could possibly need, very much appreciated the attention to design and style in your home, and are thankful for all the information you gave us when we had questions. The apartment is so close to metro and ferry, in a residential pocket right by the galata tower where there are plenty of restaurants, boutiques and people activity day and night.
Yasemin - Serol - Alp User Profile
Response from Yasemin - Serol - Alp:
It was lovely to have you guys over. I'm so glad that you were happy to be in our home.
August 2014

Jörg User Profile
June 2014
Lucky we found that Apartment of Serol! It´s perfectly located in Beyoglu, everything you wish for is near, the nice Cafes, my favourite Restaurants, Just down the Hill is vibrant Karaköy etc. The Apartment is on the convenient groundfloor, though has a interesting view above neighbours roof towards a church, kids play in front of the house as its a yard. the apartment is nicely furnished, charming and well functioning, incl a washing machine, a good shower, full kitchen and a good wifi. I recommend it for a couple, maybe with kid(s). The second bed is a air-filled single Bed that does its job. Serol and his wife are helpful, sweet, well connected and help you to find things if you need infos. Istanbul has marvellous hotels as well, but i favour the freedom of a whole apartment. in two month travelling through europe, serols nest was the last place we enjoyed 5 days, and it was a perfect comforting home to enjoy wonderful istanbul. thanks a lot

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in August 2013
Yasemin - Serol - Alp User Profile

We're a down to earth family with a 2 years old son (by Dec 14). Our place is a family home that we live in. We also have a place in Prince's Islands and we spend some of our time over there which makes our home available for you.

Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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