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Living Istanbul

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, turkish

A whole lovely House for Family, Friends or Business in central Beyoglu Istanbul

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Beyoğlu holiday house

4 BR, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8- One Transfer from the airport is complimentary

The lovely Ince Kas House is a heavenly refuge in the heart of Beyoglu. The great property with four bedrooms offers space for up to 8 people. It is especially suitable for families, groups of friends or business travelers who are traveling together and like the comfort of a central house instead of a hotel. Lots of space with four bedrooms, a living room, an open kitchen with a large dining table and a small patio garden is provided- centrally located just right off Istikal street and in walking distance to the Galata Tower, lots of restaurants and cafes.

The house is spread over three floors. The entry floor with a fully equipped American kitchen is followed by a dining and living area and also small cozy patio garden. The first and second floor offer two spacious and bright bedrooms with 1.8m wide double beds which can be separated in two single beds ( except one), as the rooms on the top floor have also a small balcony overlooking the street and the garden respectively. On each floor there is a bathroom with toilet and shower and a bathtub on the second floor. Altogether, the house comfortably accommodates eight guests. Families with children are especially welcome and we provide free cots available. The house has been recently renovated and fully refurbished by an experienced architect to meet not only the highest standards in terms of aesthetic appeal but also to fulfill all your functional needs. It is equipped with everything you need for an extended stay in the city.

This lovely Ince Kas house is a beautiful, 19th century, Greek-designed building on Ince Kas Street, situated in the residential Aynalı Çeşme quarter in the heart of Beyoğlu, close to the Istanbul Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue, the famous shopping and entertainment street.

Many restaurants, traditional Meyhanes- the Turkish Tavernas- as well as bars and clubs are within walking distance. Galata Tower and the famous district are within easy reach. The quarter links directly to the historic Galata district followed by Karaköy, from where you get directly to the heart of the old town with all the main attractions by tram.

The “Bakkal” quasi the Turkish corner shop where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables as well as all the necessary groceries, the bakery and the butcher are all about three minutes away.

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Living Istanbul (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, turkish

About Living Istanbul

Living Istanbul- Charming & Central Apartments are at your service for a relaxed entry into an unforgettable Istanbul holiday.

Our specially renovated modern apartments and a whole house in the heart of Beyoğlu offer a quiet retreat and relaxing moments in the exciting yet hectic city. They allow you to feel comfortable right away and to discover the fascinating city 'from home'. They are located in the Beyoglu districts Galata (located at the tower), Cihangir, Aynali Çeşme and all are close to Taksim Square.

From Booking to Check out, our team is at your service and will help you with any questions about the apartments, Istanbul and more. We will be delighted if you enjoy your stay in this wonderful city and the vacation will be unforgettable.

Living Istanbul, these are the architect Cigdem and Matthias from Germany, who live and work in Istanbul for years. They are both Istanbul connoisseurs and look forward to assist you with your inquiries to the city, country and people.

Living Istanbul purchased this house in 2013


based on 7 traveller reviews

A whole lovely House for Family, Friends or Business in central Beyoglu Istanbul
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Comfortably functional

  • 4 of 5

The neighborhood is quiet and seems quite safe, there are very useful shops ( grocer, produce, 3 bakeries, alcohol shop within 2 to 3 blocks on very quiet street that leads out to a major street ( Talarbashi Road). The metro is not really that close and taxis are often unwilling to accept a short distance fare; there is a bus stop not too far away on Talarbashi road if walking is not a problem for anyone and you are brave enough to act like a local and use the bus system.

There is also an excellent newly opened kebab place right next to the grocer on your way back to the apartment. There is a tiny coffee shop for locals who are friendly to visitors.

The apartment itself is "minimalist" but functional. We were missing many lightbulbs, and some basic amenities for the kitchen were lacking ( salt, sugar, paper towels, napkins, kitchen towels, hot pads) and the bathrooms did not have any bath soap.

The furniture is awkward and not very appealing although comfortable. There is very little artwork and the walls are mostly bare. We bought flowers to brighten up the place. The beds are comfortable and the linens clean.

Very helpful is the washing machine and the place had a good heating system; I suspect in hot weather that the ventilation is good and that it is comfortable without air conditioning.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, Florida

Big townhouse close to main tourist street

  • 5 of 5

Great location, walking distance to the main pedestrian street and subway station. Nice kebab place, bakery, and grocery store very close. The three floors in the townhouse gave enough common areas and also separations for our group. We used public transportation to reach Old Town;Istanbul cards were provided with the keys, we just had to load money in them.

The place was exactly as described, and it was clean, the wifi worked great. Very nice stay in Istanbul. I would recommend the place, and use it again, when our travels will bring us back to Istanbul.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ince Kac House is the best place to stay when visiting Istanbul. It's only 10 min to walk from the Center of Beyoglu. It’s a beautiful house cozy and tastefully decorated. We felt completely at home and it was the perfect place to relax after walking around the whole day. Gülriz, our host, was totally sweet. She took care to organize the pickup from the airport and back although we traveled with two groups. We didn’t miss anything. Even free table water & charger cables were available.

We loved it and will come back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real find. It is located on a quiet residential area, and is within easy access to the main pedestrian street. It is also a quick taxi ride to all of the city's key attractions.

We loved the house because it is large, comfortable, and the back yard patio is perfect for relaxing after a long day sightseeing. The pictures are very accurate. The beds are comfortable, there is lots of space, and the bathrooms are spotless.

Many small shops nearby make it easy to live like a local.

Jens replied to all of my emails almost instantly, and was a true professional. I highly recommend the airport pick-up as it can be stressful to figure things out, and the private driver made all go smoothly.

We look forward to returning to Istanbul, and will certainly re-book the house.

Many thanks for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable days in Istanbul

  • 5 of 5

My days in Istanbul were amazing. In my opinion it's one of the most interested citys I've ever met. One reason, why I had such a perfect trip was the beautiful house in the center of Istanbul. The position is perfect, you can reach the most beautiful places in a short time. The accomodation is perfect for a family or a group of people, it's very roomy and lovingly furnished. There is everything what the heart desires. And if somithing is missing, or you have a few questions, you can ask every time and you will be helped immediately. The Highlight was the little garden, were you can sit together and drink vine with your friends.

So if you want to go to Istanbul and live in a lovely house than I think this will be the perfect choice for you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mitten in Istanbul ohne Lärm ? Yes, we can !

  • 4 of 5

Trotz später Anreise um 00:00 h Ortszeit noch herzlicher, persönlicher Empfang. Eine kleine Führung im Viertel wo-man-was-findet: WOW; danke Gülriz. Das Haus ist schon etwas in die Jahre gekommenen, kleine Probleme wurden aber sofort erledigt. Und mal im Ernst: in d e r Lage für d e n Preis? Alles supi! Wir kommen wohl mal wieder durch... Perfekt wäre noch ein fest installierter Hoteltresor für Papiere/ Cash etc. @ Gülriz gibt es für 30€ bei e-bay.

Viele Grüße


  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Atatürk International Airport
Car: not necessary

The district of Aynali Cesme (translation: “fountain with mirrors”) is part of the historical core of modern-day Beyoglu, formerly known as “Pera.” At the end of the 19th century, a devastating fire destroyed most of the traditional wooden architecture in this neighbourhood but was completely rebuilt afterwards. Oddly enough, thanks to this catastrophe, the district offers a unique and complete collection of the architectural styles from around the turn of the 19th/ 20th century. Old Greek buildings with oriel windows overlooking the narrow streets are characteristic of this part of the city. Thus, with a bit of knowledge, a stroll back home equates to a stroll through a crucial time in modern Istanbul history. Our apartment in Aynali Cesme are a far cry from the neighbourhoods of tourists and carpet-sellers. Surrounded by locals conducting their daily affairs and children playing in the street, your base in Istanbul is easily compared to a Turkish village rather than a contrived tourist attraction. Nevertheless, you’re in the heart of Istanbul from where you are only minutes away from the famous pedestrian boulevard ‘Istiklal Caddesi’ which leads you directly to Taksim Square, the transportation hub of modern Istanbul. From there, all major attractions, such as the Sultanahmet district with the world famous Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, are in close reach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Beyoğlu, Turkey

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$72

180 Euro/night for 1-4 persons

220 Euro/night for 5-6 persons

250 Euro/night für 7-8 persons (children 12 and under don’t count as persons)

+ final cleaning fee 50 Euro

ADSL wifi, sheets, towels and drinking water is provided

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Beyoğlu, Turkey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
We provide airport shuttle service, please contact us for more information