A seagull and bosphorusFrom terrace at night
★Private Terrace in Oldcity★
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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The apartment is on the 4th floor of the building, with three bedrooms, a living room and a separate terrace with a beautiful city view. It is situated in a very central location, district of Fatih, the European side of Istanbul.

The space

This district is in the Old City center within walking distance to the historical neighbourhoods of Sultanahmet, Cemberlitas, Beyazit and Eminonu. Some of the many historical sites and monuments in the area include the Fatih Mosque, the Sehzadebasi Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, the Valens Aqueduct, the Grand Bazaar. There are also a variety of traditional restaurants in the area with good Turkish food and reasonable prices. This location is also great for public transport - within 3 minutes of walking distance the city-bus stops covering many points along the European side. There is 24/7 access to Taksim, which takes 5-10 minutes by bus. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
It is the text which has been writtten New York Times by Sussane Fowler about location where is in my flat.
"in the shadow of the stone arches of the Romans’ monumental Valens Aqueduct, Itfaiye Caddesi is a world away from the bustle of a rapidly changing Istanbul, with its high-rises and traffic jams.

Decades ago, an influx of mainly Kurdish people from southeastern Anatolia set about opening butcher shops, spice shops and cafes here and around a five-block-long, largely pedestrian area in the Fatih district.

It’s not clear why the area is called Kadinlar Pazari (Women’s Bazaar). Some imagine it was the site of a female slave market in Ottoman times. Others say it’s because women do most of the food shopping for Turkish households.

In addition to those shoppers, young people sit on stools underneath the aqueduct’s arches sipping glasses of strong tea. Rows of old men in crocheted skull caps warm the benches across from the peaked windows of the low-slung Husam Bey Tezgahcilar Mosque, and street vendors sell cleaned lamb intestines for making mumbar dolmasi, which are stuffed with cinnamon-spiced ground lamb and rice. Other carts might be loaded with ruby-red pomegranates, walnuts and dried figs.

On one end of the square, near the arches, a shop sells several varieties of honey — pine, chestnut, clover — some of it still in a waxy comb. At the other end, toward the Golden Horn, spice shops display their wares in colorful mounds, with strings of dried eggplant and peppers dangling like semiprecious gems. You can find a half-dozen types of red pepper flakes; hashas, or poppy seeds; allspice; and mahlep powder, made from the seeds of sour cherries.

The square is also a great place for lunch, and office workers crowd into spots offering buryan kebab: chunks of pit-roasted lamb served on a warm disk of thick, quilted pide bread. Add a sprinkling of spices served on the side, including lemony sumac and fragrant dried thyme. Top it off with salty fresh ayran, a foamy yogurt-based drink served with a long-handled spoon.

Then ponder your next move over a metal plate of kunefe, a cheese and sweet syrup dish that’s baked until it is crisp and golden."

Guest access

You will be able to access everything in the flat. Kitchen, my own terrace etc.

Interaction with guests

I always would like to help my guests. If you want, ı will be ready to show you around.


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people £9 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price £35 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Thomas User Profile
September 2017
I loved this apartment. Akif and his brother were very helpful and responded fast to all my messages. The apartment itself is large and very well located. It is in an interesting neighborhood with few tourists, which was ideal for me. It is an easy and interesting walk to the Grand Bazaar, the Sultan Ahmed burial spot and a couple of huge and beautiful mosques. I would definitely return to this apartment, if I were to visit Istanbul again.

Isabella User Profile
August 2017
We stayed two days at Akif's. The area is lively and super fun, with many lovely shops and restaurants. Here you can find more traditional food shops than in Istanbul town. The house is comfortable, clean and with strong wifi. Akif is extremely kind and keen, we loved our stay.

Ruby User Profile
August 2017
We had a really good time at akifs Place. Friendly neighbourhood and not very touristic, which is Nice! Thanks for everything!

Alice User Profile
August 2017
A spacious and sunny house (but also well aerated) in the inner ancient city. Interesting neighborhoods and a gorgeous view from the terrace. We stayed only 3 nights (with 2 children, they loved to relax in the terrace after a sightseeing day), and we sat very well. Akif has been very helpful and reliable. I hope to have the chance to spend more time in Istanbul, and I'll search for Akif's house first!

Rasmus User Profile
August 2017
Akif is an aweosome host and helped us out with all our needs. We found the location fast and Akif introduced us to the apartment and gave good tips on what to do and what is the best way to do it. The best part was the terrace where you can hang out and eat breakfast or just lay back. I really recommends Akif's place!

Izzie User Profile
July 2017
Akif has been such a wonderful and helpful host, always prepared to reply to our (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) messages regarding transportation and general queries! It was great to have a private terrace and it has a lovely view of Istanbul. Our only problem with the stay was that, as three women, the area was particularly male-dominant, we being the only women in the streets, which was a little unsettling. Also, there were many flies in both the stairwell and the kitchen, probably due to the pungent cheese shop located directly below the flat. Overall, however, good location and easy to get around!

Aldana User Profile
June 2017
We loved staying at Akif's place, the view from the terrace is magnificent and sounds of prayers in mosques get us a local's feeling. A big plus is a bazaar right under the flat, we always had a chance to buy some fresh good or go to some of the many restaurants in neighbourhood. Fatih Mosque, Kunefe cafe with the best desserts and a whole street full of nargile are just around the corner from the flat, totally recommend it!

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Akif User Profile

I have been living İstanbul since i was born. I gruduated from History Department of Istanbul University. I am interested in music, movies, modern history and world literature. I would like to learn about other cultures and traditions over the world!

I like meeting new people from all around the world. Also ı am trying to do my be to feel my guests in their home and will be ready to help and give some tips my guests about city. If they want, ı can show around the city! ;)
Akif.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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