About this listing
Now with MiFi available !!!
We do give mobile modem with WiFi connection up to 12 people at the same time.
You can go around and have full internet access anywhere during your trip !
Casa LoBueno is a family owned flat inside a historical building by the Galata Tower,Beyoğlu. It is located between the metro exit (Şişhane)and the tram line to the Old City in walking distance to the main bus route, the Tunnel and the Bosphorus Pier
The Galata Tower is just around the corner and the pedestrian street of Pera (Istiklal Avenue) is a few minutes away, offering a wide variety of choices for shopping, entertainment, art galleries and dining. It is at a distance of 2 km to the Historical Peninsula (the Old City) where most of the museums are situated and other cultural sightseeing is available.
The apartment was recently renovated by the family members being architects, to increase the comfort level while preserving the original features of the is a spacious, high ceiling flat which consists of 2 bedrooms (one master bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with two single beds) and a living room with a convertible sofa, hence supplying accomodation for maximum 6 people.
Flat TV and unlimited fast internet with wi-fi is available in the apartment.
The flat has two bathrooms, one of which includes a shower. In addition to the standard electrical appliances (refrigerator,stove and cooking hood) the kitchen also includes a microwave oven, coffee machine and a toaster.
Historical Peninsula & the Old City is closeby with a 10 min easy tram voyage also in 30 min walking distance with a pleasant sightseeing route thru Eminonu neighborhood.
All in short walk :
City Center Taksim & Istiklal Avenue, the main avenue closed to traffic, which is very alive. In Istiklal Avenue; you can find places for shopping (most of the big brand's flagship stores), cultural sightseeing, museums, antiques, dining & night-life, you can enjoy the old nostalgic tram as well as walking.
Many Supermarkets, money exchange offices.
Museums, art galleries, antique shops, design ateliers.
Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bar, Elegant Nightlife.
Ask for our ref list for dining & special programs unique to Istanbul as well as places to see :)
Interaction with guests
We do welcome our guests personally, show around the neighborhood and hand over tips to give you an easy life in local. Also give you a local mobile phone and we are reachable by phone/sms/iMsg/e-mail quickly & serving you as well for your special queries such as a Sufi Ceremony or a hamam or Turkish Cooking Class experience...
About Istanbul & our neighborhood Galata :
Istanbul is a city where not only continents meet, but many traces from different cultures and old civilizations can be found and history is preserved . A synagogue, a church, a mosque all can be found in the same quarter.
A part of Istanbul over Europe another part being in Asia where you can find unique beauty, interesting nature and straits of Bosphorus for sightseeing.
Galata area being around Galata Tower is the most popular and cosmopolitan neighborhood of Istanbul. Actually it is the old and now popular retro downtown offering a wide variety of choices for shopping, design ateliers, entertainment, art galleries and dining, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars...
A magnificient panaromic view from the Galata Tower towards the Old City, Golden Horn & the Bosphorus is a rare find view to see with bare eyes.
Imperial buildings, aqueducts, churches with preserved fresques and mozaics like St. Sophia, Chora Museum, Basilica Cistern from the Byzantian Romans, again Ottoman Imperial mosques, compunds, palaces, bazaars, buildings like Suleymaniye, Fatih, Bayazit and Sultanahmet mosques and compunds, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spicy Bazaar is worth to see.
A Bosphorus Cruise to see the old castles and pavillons of Istanbul and a ferry cruise to Princess Islands, namely the last stop Buyukada just 1 1/2 hour outside the city where motor vehicles are prohibited is "a must to experience".
In Buyukada; it is as If the time has stopped, you can go around the Island with a horsecar to enjoy the greenwood pinery nature and old pavillons, swim in the sea, biking or hiking around the island are your other alternatives.
The city is alive 24 hours, especially Galata Neighborhood lots of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, art galleries, museums, cultural sites, heritage exists.
We are not mentioning the Turkish Cuisine, you may not want to leave Istanbul because of that.
Briefly, you will eat one of the most tasteful fish, meat, vegetable and fruits that you have eaten in your life as well as sweets like baklava with pistacho and wallnut ...
Modern life is easy accessible thru metro, many alternatives to have fun especially for kids including big aquariums and dolphinariums, toy museum and zoo.
You will get lost for sure ! always will find your way because you will have someone on the street maybe not speaking your language but understanding your problem, eventually helping you. This, you will remember more than everything you see in Istanbul.
5 min walk to Beyoglu Istiklal Avenue (alive main street closed to traffic) 15 min walk to the city center Taksim.
5 min walk to the Tram Station to reach to the Old City in 10 mins
5 min walk to the Boat Station to reach Asian Side in 10 mins & Bosphorus Cruise Pier for a special short or long boat trip
5 min walk to the Bus Station to reach Historical Peninsula & Golden Horn in 10 mins.
1 min walk to the Metro Station to reach the modern part of the city in 10 mins.
Other things to note
Infant bed and high-chair are available upon request during reservation.
House cleaning , wet & dry cleaning and airport shuttle services are arranged with prior notification being subject to extra pricing.
House Cleaning during your stay is arranged for 40€ ,
Welcoming other than normal work hours from Monday to Saturday and in full on Sundays is subject to a 40€ extra fee
Concerning pick-up from airport; Pls. contact us prior to arrival to learn charges related to your exact requests.
It's a non-smoking apartment.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I enjoy travelling in and outside of Turkey, and I prefer exploring the cities. (Still exploring Istanbul!) Although I am an amateur, I am enthusiastic about photography; children and architecture being my main subjects.
I like good food and good music, and I know how to find them.
Together with my brother Izel, we have been hosting vacation rentals since 2012 and delighted having built up our global community. Travellers do come in as our guests and return their homes being our friends for life knowing they have a house in Istanbul :)
Professionally, I am an architect specialized in conservation and restoration of old sites.
Looking forward to meeting with new people, I am open to developing new friendships and connections throughout the world.