FROM YOUR BALCONY AND ISTANBUL U. FAC. OF MEDICINEKITCHEN 1
Clean, large room + balcony + view


2 ospiti

1 stanza

1 letto

1,5 bagni (anche di servizio)


2 ospiti

1 stanza

1 letto

1,5 bagni (anche di servizio)

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Comfortable, clean, spacious room. New, furniture for your use only, and clean kitchen and bathroom facilities, next to Capa Sehremini tram station. Fabulous view of Istanbul from your own balcony. Easy access to universities, airport, tourism.


Servizi

Prezzi
Ospiti extra: 4€ / notte dopo il primo ospite
Spese di pulizia: 13€
Cauzione: 107€

Descrizione

Comfortable, clean, spacious room. New, furniture for your use only, and clean kitchen and bathroom facilities, next to Capa Sehremini tram station. Fabulous view of Istanbul from your own balcony. Easy access to universities, airport, tourism.

This room is for non-smokers only and will suit responsible and clean guests. Gay friendly.

Your room has a new and comfortable queen-sized bed, new and empty wardrobe and drawers for your use only, table, chairs, rugs, blackout curtains, net curtains and its own covered balcony boasting a magnificent view across Istanbul.

Alcohol friendly, but please don’t throw up.

You may use the kitchen and sitting room as well as all facilities, but please leave everything as you find it. My kitchen, WC and shower (very large shower cabinet,) are spotless and hygienic and I will appreciate your co-operation in keeping them that way.

I ask that major eating be confined to the kitchen, which is large and has table and chairs.

There is a (shared) clothes airer which you will be able to put on your balcony when you do washing.

Your two radiators have separate control in your room for you to regulate the temperature.

I am a female university professor and out at least four days a week from 8.30 to 5.30 so you will have the place to yourself.

I will be available for help and advice at weekends and evenings. I can take you to my gym and help with visits at the weekend. During the working week I can be available by phone but not when I'm in class.

If you are interested in a longer period we can discuss that. If you want to have people round, we can discuss that also.

NB The flat is on the sixth floor and there is no lift but if I can manage it, I'm sure you can, and it's worth it for the view.

FYI
Alcohol is extremely expensive in Istanbul if you want to drink out, unless you drink beer. You may want to avail yourself of Duty Free on your way here. E.g. A bottle of cheap wine is 20 TRY and it ain’t very nice; cheap vodka is 51 TRY at least.

You can buy a chicken and salad ‘wrap’ for 3.5 TRY very nearby, that’s about the cheapest takeaway food. In tourist areas you will pay 6 or more for the same thing. If you buy it in a long bread, it's cheaper still.

Bread is cheap and very good at my local bakery, just metres from the flat.
Vegetables and fruit are of high quality and reasonably priced in my area.
Very friendly greengrocer almost next door. An example: cherries at 4.5 TRY in my area were 15 TRY at Taksim one day when I was there. Fruit and veg are cheaper at the Tuesday market in nearby streets. You can also buy fresh fish at only one stall there (as far as I know). Fish is expensive but good. There is a wet fish shop just around the corner.

I find the hard cheeses bland but the labne and feta style cheeses are excellent. Turkish ‘Greek style’ yoghourt is excellent but flavoured types are very highly sugared or sweetened. I haven’t found the selection of cheeses one can find at home. If you must have cheddar you need to bring it. Complete lack of ‘smelly’ type cheeses. Gouda and Edam available but seem to be processed type.

‘Butcher’ meat is normally beautifully clean and well prepared but is expensive, apart from chicken which is more reasonable, but I’m told those poor things are grown in trays and full of hormones to come to size in three weeks!

All organic food is expensive, e.g 10 organic eggs approx. 10.5 lira. Normal eggs around 4.5 lira for 10 or 12 eggs. Organic oats 10.45 lira. I haven’t even seen non-organic oats.

A word of warning
Random people may walk up and talk to you in the street offering to help you and be your friend if they see that you are a tourist. What would you do if that happened in your country? Go off with them? Invite them home?

Mostly, people are friendly, helpful and kind in my area if you ask or look lost, but do beware of people who target foreigners for the wrong reasons.

Capa Sehremini tram stop is about a one minute walk. Metro may be reached by tram or bus or a short walk.

The airport is about 25 minutes on the tram and metro but you have to change. I will give you directions if you book. There are lifts where there is no escalator so you can use the public transport to get to and from here for around 7 Lira. Unless you have vast amounts of luggage I would recommend this method. A taxi will cost 30+ lira and the wait will be considerable; it is chaotic at the taxi stand and not everyone recognises the concept of the queue!

The cheapest and most convenient way to travel is to get a travel card, which is used on buses, metro and trams.

Capa is a vibrant part of the old city with every kind of shop, and numerous restaurants and cafes within metres of the front door. All the surrounding streets comprise a lively shopping area with Macdonalds if you really need that, a central park and seating area, a wonderful market on Tuesdays, and a handy gym just minutes away, major banks, money exchange, as well as many other shops on the main road by the tramway outside.

A considerable part of the old city wall is about 15 minutes walk or one stop on the tram. Trams are frequent and the most comfortable mode of transport but there are buses outside as well as mini shared buses and a taxi rank.

This is not a touristic area as such, so there are not noisy bars or clubs nearby but there are a couple of pubs which I haven’t been in so can’t comment on, but will be glad to take a look together. You will not be troubled by night revellers.

Istanbul University Medical Faculty is literally across the road and other major universities are served by the trams and buses outside. The Metrobus is in easy walking distance. Taksim is under 30 minutes by tram and metro or there is a direct bus outside, if you want to go to the centre of Istanbul.


Regole della casa
Check-out entro le 23:00

You are asked not to disturb my quiet neighbours and sorry, I don’t allow casual overnight sleepers.

Major eating in kitchen only, please, unless you make arrangements with me to set up a table on your balcony. Please keep the kitchen as clean and tidy as you will find it.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere. Children are not allowed.

Well behaved dogs are allowed.
I don't allow cats as they can be very destructive as well as climbing everywhere and getting into my cupboards, clothing, bed etc.


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2 Recensioni


Profilo utente di Stephan
Maggio 2016
Very clean, tidy place; perfectly situated near public transport. Our host was kind and helpful, very welcoming! She also arranged a fabulous birthday dinner for us with one of her friends who owns a restaurant called Sirevi - this dinner was the highlight of our trip and would not have been possible without her. She also gave us plenty of advice on getting around in general, finding reliable transport and well-priced food. The squat toilet in the flat did not appeal to us, but that is only because we are not used to it all. Our host was very accommodating - we could do our own thing, coming home late / getting up early, and felt that we had plenty of privacy, so overall it was a very pleasant stay. Our room was neat and spacious, with blackout curtains to block out the light. The flat is on the 6th floor, so perhaps if you are not fit to walk up 6 flights of stairs (there is no elevator) it might be a bit tough, but this was no problem for us at all. We were in Istanbul for a conference at a nearby hotel as well as some holiday exploring in between; either way, this flat was the perfect base from which to operate during our travels and daily activities. Thanks for a great airbnb experience!
Profilo utente di Mae
Risposta di Mae:
I'd love a 'normal toilet.' The landlord has just put my rent up so I did ask for a more modern convenience but will not hold my breath on that.
Maggio 2016

Profilo utente di William
Ottobre 2015
I stayed with Mae for 18 days in October. She prepared me for the visit (my first to Istanbul) via email and . She was always quick to respond, and very informative, as you would expect after studying her page here. Thanks to her instructions I was able to use metro (M1) and tram (T1) to get from Ataturk to her door, in the dark. The space is in good condition, roomy and clean. Things work. Note that this is a 6th floor walkup with toilet in the floor; neither was a problem for me. I enjoyed living in this neighborhood, dense with shops and eateries, and teeming with life. Tourists are scarce here. Go to the nearby Tuesday market if you're not afraid of getting a bit lost. The T1 tram will never keep you waiting long, and it will take you to most of the famous sites. Mae was a great host. Her shedule was busy but she was always eager to help me navigate and enjoy the city. Conversations were fascinating—she's well-educated, interested in the world, and has lived in at least a handful of other countries. This was an entirely positive experience.

Istanbul, Turchia · Membro dal Ottobre 2014
Profilo utente di Mae

I'm a professor of literature. Gay friendly.

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