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Serenity

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
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WE NOW HAVE BOOKING OFFERS AVAILABLE and other properties available for renting. Visitors to Burgazada come here for the peace, tranquility and clean air, yet it's only 20 minutes by fast ferry to the heart of Istanbul. The apartment is modern, south facing, on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool ( End of June - End Sept) and lush semi tropical gardens with lovely trees including, palm, pomegranate, plum, ash and many more, shared with another block of four apartments. During the week people commute to the mainland. Homes on Burgazada are typically owned by wealthy families from Istanbul and used in the summer months. Burgazada winter population approximately 4,000, summer approximately 20,000, but the Island never see...WE NOW HAVE BOOKING OFFERS AVAILABLE and other properties available for renting. Visitors to Burgazada come here for the peace, tranquility and clean air, yet it's only 20 minutes by fast ferry to the heart of Istanbul. The apartment is modern, south facing, on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool ( End of June - End Sept) and lush semi tropical gardens with lovely trees including, palm, pomegranate, plum, ash and many more, shared with another block of four apartments. During the week people commute to the mainland. Homes on Burgazada are typically owned by wealthy families from Istanbul and used in the summer months. Burgazada winter population approximately 4,000, summer approximately 20,000, but the Island never seems crowded. You'll be stepping back in time 50 years to when the pace of life was slower.There are ample grocery shops for all your self catering provisions, including butchers, bakers and candle stick makers (just kidding). Seriously, you need never set foot of the Island if you just want to slow to a snails pace and chill out. More
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Selcuker Gayrimenkul Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2009
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

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Date of stay: August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2012

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Date of stay: August 2012
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We wanted to visit Istanbul but in August felt it would be good to have a quieter, cooler place to stay and 'Serenity' on Burgazada proved an ideal choice. Our teenagers loved the good-sized pool, the aircon, TV and wi-fi. We loved pottering round the...More

Date of stay: August 2012
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We had 6 days in Istanbul planned for a surprise for my husbands birthday. I had a hotel in the centre of Istanbul booked, but as we were taking a 10 and 11 year old with us, felt that we would need some space and...More

Date of stay: July 2012
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
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The apartment is fully equipped for self catering but if you prefer eating out the island boasts numerous high quality restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. Islanders and shopkeepers are very friendly and willing to help out. Try out your Turkish as this is always appreciated and a great ice breaker. Don't worry if you make a mistake, that's all part of the fun and experience. If you have a problem with anything our local agent lives on the mainland near the Bostanci ferry terminal and is available by phone. Serenity is about 5 minutes gentle walk from the ferry terminal, shops and restaurants. The apartment block and pool is set in a large garden . It is quiet and very sunny due to its South facing location. You can view it on Google Earth 40° 52.45.30N - 29° 04.02.76E . The Swimming pool is distinctive by it's shape. You can breakfast on your balcony in full sun or with the awning down before a swim and lunch around the pool. Ice is on tap from the freezer and if you get to hot you can always enjoy the air conditioned apartment. Relax and then have a barbecue on your balcony or stroll down late to the restaurants and eat out overlooking the harbour where you can buy locally caught fish, from the fishermen for your barbecue. The summers are very warm so the pool water is always very inviting. It consists of large deep swimming area with a shallow area on one side, ideal for young children and non swimmers to sit or paddle in. Visitors are reminded that children and non swimmers must be supervised and watched at all times in or near the pool. The pool is visible from the apartment balcony . Please note that the pool is only available from mid June to end of September for adults and children over 12. Pool is only available from mid June to end September2013.
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About the neighbourhood
We are all so conditioned to accepting our lives full of traffic and the noise that goes with it, whether or not we live next to a busy road that when you come to Burgazada it is a strange experience to not have any motorized traffic. In 1926 the Islands banned all motor vehicles, apart from a few service vehicles. This single act has made them almost unique in the world and set the islands apart from all other holiday destinations. Turkish 20th-century writer Sait Faik spent the better part of his life on a hillside mansion on the island overlooking the Sea of Marmara. His Burgazada home was converted to a museum in 1964, 10 years after he died of cirrhosis. It is rumored that Faik was either gay or bisexual, and that the attitude of the island granted him more freedom. In keeping with ...
How to get there
There are two airports serving Istanbul. Ataturk International Airport on the European side of the Bosporus and Sabiha Gokcen on the Asian side of the Bosporus. Budget airlines such as Easy jet and Pegasus fly into Sabiha Gokcen. This is the nearest airport to Bostanci where you pick up the ferry to Burgazada. Sabiha Gokcen is about 30 minutes by bus or 20minutes by taxi from Bostanci. Easy jet can be the cheapest if you book early but try all airlines. We will provide you with details of ferries and buses from your chosen airport. All major airlines such as AirFrance/KLM, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and lots more fly into Ataturk from most British and European International Airports. This is located 14 miles West of Istanbul center (Taxim square ). We have found Turkish Airlines ...
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