About this listing
SPECIAL - Unique, fantastic designer apartment puts you in the sky overlooking city and sea. "Zen Gökyüzünde" is perfect getaway with stunning views in best location with superb detail. Alone, with a love or enjoying friends, come live "in the sky."
You are in for a treat. "Gökyüzünde" is turkish for "In the sky." Located in a beautiful historic building in Istanbul's most vibrant district, from this loft is perched on a hill, five stories high, you'll have an unobstructed spectacular views of the Marmara sea, the mouth of the Bosporus, and the old city. It is located on a pedestrian street between Istiklal, Beyoglu's pedestrian thoroughfare, and Çukurcuma, a residential neighborhood full of cafes and antique shops.
Designed with great care and love, the space represents the best of the urban loft design of cities such as New York and Amsterdam, tucked amongst quiet, walkable streets, with all the character and charm of an historic neighborhood, and convenient access to a dynamic city center.
You will enjoy full access to the space and use of the well-maintained appliances and amenities.
Other things to note
The loft is a five floor walk-up in an historic building. It's reasonable for most people, and you should take note of this if stairs are daunting for your physical ability.
Gökyüzünde is a sanctuary for myself and everyone that comes. We ask that you treat it the same. Be considerate of neighbors and enjoy yourself.
A FEW THINGS You Should Know:
ROOM WITH A VIEW
The view of the "Old City" Sultanahmet and over the roofs of Istanbul is gorgeous. The price is you must walk up to get here! In historic buildings and old cities, stairs are quite common. Ours are wide, lit well, clean and sturdy. But, if they will be difficult for you, a hotel with an elevator will be your best choice for a view.
Smoking is not permitted at all in the home. Allergies and all that. Guests who smoke may do so outside of the home.
Consistent with many homes here, this is a shoeless household. Outdoor shoes should stay just inside by the entry foyer. You are most welcome to wear socks, house slippers of your own, or borrow a pair here for your stay. This keeps dust down, relaxation and good energy high.
MAKE-UP & STRIP-DOWN
This is a home first. To keep costs reasonable, we make sure the home is clean and provide fresh linens and towels. You make up your own bed when you arrive, and strip it down when you leave. You'll also do a basic sweep and empty and your trash.
Same as above, this is a beloved home, so we ask that you generally tidy up after yourself when leaving. This includes throwing things away in the proper receptacles and washing, drying and putting away dishes. Enjoy yourself and be comfortable, and when you leave, it should be as if you were never there.
If you confirm for one or two persons, please be that number of guests. We don't mind our guests having periodic visitors, but no de facto live-ins.
Please provide photo copy of your legal ID and your emergency contact info when you arrive, for your safety and ours. You can bring the ID copy with you. We know many people are traveling internationally. Should we need to be of service, that will help us help you. We will also confirm your cell phone/text number and email address
We ask that you sign off on a few things so that we know we're on the same page when you arrive:
- the house rules and home condition
- a basic checklist of tidying up when you leave. we have the house thoroughly cleaned, but prefer guests that are happy to clear their debris.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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