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Living Istanbul

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, turkish

Breathtaking view over Golden Horn in spacious 2 Bedroom apartment in Beyoglu

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Beyoğlu holiday apartment

Central yet quiet hideaway w/ stunning panoramic view over Golden Horn

The Aynalı Çeşme apartment is a highlight of its own. The charming flat has been recently renovated to a high aesthetic standard, the furniture and design offering a calm answer to a chaotic city. Two bedrooms, a large living and dining room open to the glassed balcony which offers a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn- centrally located just right off Istikal street and in walking distance to the Galata Tower, lots of restaurants and cafes

The spacious living room with a fireplace and plenty of seating accommodations opens to the balcony, which offers a stunning and breathtaking view over the Golden Horn and the historic city of Istanbul. Open the windows and enjoy the cross-breeze in this airy, cleanly-designed apartment. After a busy day you can sit in the living room and on the balcony with a nice glass of wine to relax and let the diverse impressions reminisce. The large dining table can seat up to six people.

The two bedrooms offer two double beds (one 2m and one 1.4 meters-wide) and one bedroom has a small balcony which overlooks the street. The fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower and toilet round out the spacious retreat. The apartment will comfortably accommodate up to 4 people.

This holiday apartment is located at the top of Aynalı Çeşme quarter, a lively residential and yet quiet neighbourhood situated 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 is just outside the door. A bakery and butcher is about three minutes away.

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • 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 apartment in 2012


based on 5 traveller reviews

Breathtaking view over Golden Horn in spacious 2 Bedroom apartment in Beyoglu
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Panoramic views, tasteful furnishings, and gracious hosts

  • 4 of 5

Airy, light, clean, nicely -if sparsely- furnished, this apartment is centrally located, yet off the beaten tourist track, and has a wonderful wide panoramic view. There is a homey street scape from the other balcony, over the grocery across the street that is open to the wee hours. Gulriz was easy to reach and incredibly helpful with any question; she even had our laundry hung to dry while we were out!! The hosts' book offers good restaurant suggestions. The only downside is that the bathroom and kitchen are functional, but have yet to be fully renovated. (block the windows onto a moldy shaft!) Otherwise, it was a pleasure. p.s. good floor plan.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zentral, praktisch, schön renoviert, gute Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung: gute Lage, super Aussicht, mittendrin und doch ruhig, geschmackvoll und sanft renoviert, praktisch eingerichtet, gute Betten :).

Die Betreuung: gute Tipps bei der Wohnungsübernahme für Einkauf und Tourismus, kleiner Rundgang, der uns den Einstieg erleichterte.

Ich würde Freunden, die ähnliche Ansprüche wie wir haben, diese Wohnung empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in Istanbul !

  • 4 of 5

Location is fine for tourism (less than 5 min to Istiklal). Nice view. Apartment is clean, convenient with two large bedrooms, nicely decorated.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charismatisches Appartement mit tollem Blick

  • 5 of 5

Zunächst möchte ich hervorheben, dass die Betreuung durch die Damen von Living Istanbul hervorragend war, sehr freundlich und immer hilfsbereit.

Das Viertel Beyoğlu, in welchem die Wohnung liegt, ist wirklich ein Traum - authentisch, sicher und zentral. Kleine urige Straßen mit Lädchen für den täglichen Bedarf findet man hier überall und in nur knapp 10 min. erreicht man die große Einkaufsstraße İstiklal Caddesi fußläufig.

Das Appartement hat Charme und ist liebevoll eingerichtet. Hier und da könnten ein paar kleine funktionelle Reparaturen (Duschhalterung, Fenstergriff,..) durchgeführt werden, aber diese Kleinigkeiten tun dem wirklich wundervollem Ambiente mit Wohlfühlcharakter keinen Abbruch. Die Loggia kann vom großzügigen Wohnzimmer aus betreten werden und bietet einen atemberaubenden Ausblick auf die Altstadt Istanbuls. Für Frühaufsteher lohnt sich der Blick aus dem Fenster, wenn die Sonne aufgeht und der Muezzin zum Gebet aufruft - unbeschreiblich!

Wir haben 1000 Eindrücke aus dieser wunderbaren Stadt mitgenommen und würden auch bei unserem nächsten Trip nach Istanbul immer wieder in dieser tollen Wohnung einkehren.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eine wirklich tolle Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Ich und meine drei Freunde haben uns wirklich sehr wohl gefühlt in dieser Wohnung. Sie ist sehr hell und geräumig, den Höhepunkt stellte allerdings die atemberaubende Aussicht auf das Goldene Horn dar. Die Lage ist sehr zentral und viele der Sehenswürdigkeiten konnten wir dadurch gut zu Fuß erreichen. Das Team von Living Istanbul hat uns wirklich sehr herzlich empfangen und war auch stets bemüht uns zufrieden zu stellen. Vielen Dank dafür und bis zum nächsten Mal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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 apartments 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.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Beyoğlu, Turkey

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom/ Shower - toilet , shower enclosure , There is a washing machine and a hair dryer in the bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second bedroom - 1 double bed
    Master bedroom - 1 double bed , child bed or baby crib can be added free of charge
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • The master bedroom has an additional balcony overlooking the street
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries