This is the apartment on the first and second floor of the building. It has a spacious, living room and an open kitchen downstairs and 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms upstairs. One of the bedrooms has a balcony as well.
Our house, Blue, has 2 separate units which can be rented either separately by smaller groups or in combination by our guests with large families.
At the top of the page, there is a tab for each unit. So you can easily switch between the two.
LOCATION:If you are seeking the perfect old town location as a base for exploring the magnificent city of Istanbul, it would be difficult to find a better location. It is located just off the top of Küçük Ayasofya, with the nearest tram station in Cemberlitas just a 5 minute-walk away. All the great attractions including Sultanahmet- the Old City, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are within a 5-minute walking distance. The Grand Bazaar is only 5 minutes away on foot while the Spice Market is two tram stops away from the nearest tram station.
TURQUOISE( sleeps 4, max 5)
The apartment Turquoise is on the first two floors of the building seen in the photos. It has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 4 people in beds and 1 person on the sofa in the living room. It has been tastefully decorated incorporating elegance and comfort to make its guests' stay as memorable as possible. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a double bed.
OASIS (sleeps 6, max 7): The 3-storey apartment OASIS has a separate entrance from the street up. In total, there are 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms including the bathroom in the living room. The kitchen is on the third floor. The whole house is fully air-conditioned. The apartment has a magnificent sea view from both the living room and the terrace upstairs.
Please note that the photos with TURQUOISE in their caption belong to the 2-storey, downstairs apartment while the photos with OASIS in their captions belong to the 3-storey apartment upstairs.
Additionally, we have a SPECIAL OFFER for our guests who are interested to explore the countryside in Iznik, the nearby historical city famous for its pottery, historical monuments and its beautiful lake. We have two houses by the lake in a beautiful garden. For bookings associated with a stay at the Turquoise or Oasis (minimum 3 night stay), 15% discount is applied on either 2 units. For the search engine, type N° 67876 (LAKE OF IZNIK).
Being involved in it from its very first stages to its last has been a very exciting experience for me. This has given me the chance to decide on the designs of everything- from the shape of the balcony rails to the kitchen cabinet designs. We had all the woodwork done by our team of carpenters.
We have paid special care and attention to details that make the decoration unique. For example, we wanted to use a lot of design pieces; both lamps and furniture instead of mass produced ones because we believe they are what gives a house its character. Most of the wooden furniture was designed by my father who had them made by hand.
Also, we have come up with lamp designs and got them made using natural materials such as log slices, ropes and branches.
We have also used the famous Iznik tiles in the decoration because of their beauty and importance in the history of the Ottoman Empire. we wanted all this to be nice little surprises to our guests.
We just stayed here for 2 weeks in the Turquoise apartment. It has everything you would need and it's very comfortable. Close walk to the bakery/pastry shop for delicious breakfast treats, simit or Turkish delights. Little markets very near for supplies and super close to most major sites and very close the the tram for those sites that are not.
The TV did not work when we arrived and the owner quickly had it repaired. Nazli was very responsive and helpful.
The only addition that would be useful might be a microwave, but we were on vacation so we could be patient and wait for the countertop oven to heat up.
We booked both apartments as there were 8 of us, 2 families. It worked really well as we had our privacy but could all eat breakfast together and have a drink at the end of the day.
The apartments were both excellent. They were very clean and well looked after. The decor was lovely and beds were comfortable. There was everything we needed in the apartments including extra touched like having umbrellas that could be used.
The owner was so helpful and noting was too much trouble. The location was perfect close enough to all the attractions. Would definitely recommend these apartments we had a great time there.
La localisation est merveilleuse (dès que l'on a réussi à se repérer sur une carte). Tout est bien propre et il ne manque rien. Grand confort. Les informations données par la propriétaire et sa mère sont très pertinentes, par exemple sur les bons restos.
Just returned from our trip to Istanbul and one of the highlights was staying in this wonderful apartment. It is walking distance from the major sites, but since the Old Town is hilly, you have hikes up hills to get to where you want to go. We were there during a snow storm and since plows and snow removal are non-existant, the uneven, steep icy streets were hazardous for everyone. Each day we returned to a cozy, safe apartment with high security features. Everything is thought out for your needs while here. The owner's mom greeted us when we arrived early in the morning and cheerfully showed us around. We had no need to call her or the owner the entire stay since everything worked well and we wanted for nothing. The only 2 small things that could be addressed were that the light on the stairs that is on a motion sensor kept going on and off overtime you moved if sitting at the kitchen table in the seat by the stairs, or walked from one bedroom to another. You had to walk almost all the way up the stairs before it went off. I'm sure a simple adjustment of where the focus of the beam is would work for that issue. The other issue is there is a smell of cat in the downstairs in the morning when you come downstairs. Since we don't like cats, we were irritated by this initially, but they have a room deodorizer that we sprayed 2 times that took care of the problem effectively enough. Overall, the apartment is charming and has wonderful touches architecturally as well as color selection and decor. We would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a relaxing, clean, safe and convenient place to stay in the Old Town. The neighborhood will take you aback when you first get there, but then you get used to the surroundings as how people live in different sections of any large city.
This was a very comfortable place to relax after a long flight. It is spacious and close to many of the sites in Istanbul.
Nuestra estancia en Estambul ha sido una maravillosa experiencia, el apartamento Turquoise muy acogedor y completamente equipado para pasar unos días inolvidables en esta ciudad de contrastes. Su estratégica ubicación nos ha permitido acceder sin problemas al los lugares mas emblemáticos de la ciudad, hemos podido ir andando al Gran Bazar, Santa Sofia y la Mezquita Azul pues se encuentran muy cerca y también esta muy cerca de las líneas de tranvía desde donde se accede a cualquier punto de la ciudad.
La propietaria es muy atenta y esta pendiente de ayudar a sus huéspedes con todo lo que necesiten y nos ha sido de gran ayuda sus indicaciones.
Recomiendo la estancia en el Turquoise a todos los viajeros que quieran conocer esta ciudad y a su gente que nos han recibido muy amablemente.
The location of the property is great for those who want to stay in the Old Town and be close to all the major sightseeing spots such as the blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and the Yerebatan Cistern. The street the house is on is in a safe and quiet neighbourhood away form nightclubs and bars. There are several small hotels on the same street. Within a five-minute walk, you get to the Sultanahmet square and the Cemberlitas tram stop. Also, the property is really close to the sea for those who like going jogging or just walking by the sea. Eminönü is only 3 stops away and that's where you take the boat to take a Bosphorus tour.