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Elegant library flat with panoramic Istanbul vista

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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Perched on the 4th floor of a listed, historical 1913 walk-up, 5' walk from Istiklal Street, this fully-equipped and tastefully decorated apartment boasting a huge library and rare documentary photography travels you back to Istanbul's 19th century. The library spans East Mediterranean/Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia-specific literature, philosophy, travel writing and current affairs. Just renovated and 5' walk from Istiklal, 10' from trendy Cihangir and Galata districts.
Many apartments are located around Taksim but it's rare to get access to an architect-designed one with such a well-stocked library and furnished with custom-built bookcases, Ottoman sedir seating and Middle Eastern and Viennese antique furniture. Rounded off with a modern kitchen and bathroom, this beautiful apartment is decorated with antiques...
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Listing #FKN8729777
About the Owner
Iason F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
I am always available for tips, alongside support by my cohost Semi, and housekeeper Melek. When you book to stay here, you get my personal, 30-page guide to Vintage Istanbul, a compendium of epicurean information about the city's lesser-known neighbourhoods, pleasures and absences.
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Linens Provided
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Hot water//Central heating: The natural gas-powered heater is by the window in the kitchen. Melek will show you how to use it. Internet: Connect to the Handestan network. Enter...
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
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  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 2,540 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 39,913 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The surrounding area is blighted by gentrification but populated with crumbling historical churches and turn-of-the-century apartment buildings once inhabited by the Greek minority. One street over is the city's best and largest organic veg-and-fruit Sunday market, and of course you have all the distractions of Istiklal just a hop, skip and jump up the hill.
Getting around
Taxis are hailable from in front of the apartment, the sights of Sultanahmet are a 10' taxi ride away, and nearby metro stops in Şişhane and Taksım deliver you to the malls and offices of Levent or the boats of Karakoy, Kabatas and Besiktas to cross to Asia or visit the Princes' Islands and Asia.
Located equidistantly (2' walks) from two major boulevards (Tarlabasi and Dolapdere), allowing you to get anywhere in the historical centre within minutes.
There is a carpark 50m from the house.
Car not needed
How to get there
The flat is on 37 Omer Hayam Street, Beyoglu.
Omer Hayam is the road bringing up traffic to Tarlabasi Boulevard from Dolapdere.
My building is the yellow one on the corner with 37 stamped in a red tag, on your right as you come up the hill. Apartment no 12 on the 4th floor, after the landing.
Housekeeper Melek can direct the taxi driver on how best to reach the apartment.
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