2&3 Bed AWARD WINNING Apts - Heybeliada ISTANB
Apartment | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 6
THE KARAMANYAN APARTMENTS HAVE JUST BEEN VOTED IN "THE GUARDIAN'S" TOP 10 SELF CATERING APARTMENTS 2014!
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Garden Flat - Sleeps 4/5
This apartment has two large double bedrooms. The kitchen/diner/lounge is open plan. The rooms are huge and have 4.5m-high ceilings. There is an enchanting corridor, which leads directly to the terraced area of the back garden. There you'll find swings for the kids, lounge furniture, sun loungers and a BBQ. There is nature all around you and the wooden decked terrace is perfect for relaxing.
First Floor Flat - Sleeps 6
There are two main double bedrooms (one with the covered balcony) and a third smaller room with a Queen size bed.
The Apartment is 90m2 and the beautifully ornate ceilings are around 4.5m high. There are stunning sea views from the covered terrace and the master Bedroom. The lounge is drenched in sunlight and looks over the gardens and up the mountain, which is dotted with similar white timber mansions.
This apartment sleeps 6 people with its three bedrooms and spacious layout. It also benefits from the grassy part of the private garden, so you can read, bbq, relax on sun loungers etc.
Penthouse - Sleeps 4/5
This apartment has two large double bedrooms. The kitchen/diner/lounge is open plan. The rooms are huge and have 4.5m-high ceilings. There is an enchanting corridor, which leads directly to the terraced area of the back garden. There you'll find swings for the kids, lounge furniture, sun loungers and a BBQ. There is nature all around you and the private wooden decked terrace is perfect for relaxing.
Review #5068686 "What a treat!"
We stayed in the Karamanyan garden flat this Easter and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is in an amazing wooden mansion on a street of wooden mansions on the undsicovered island of Heybeliada a mere 50 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul by one of the incredibly punctual and efficient ferries(less than £2 each way). We had all home comforts including comfy beds,piping hot water,central heating,wi fi,.We were cosy and warm when it rained for one day and cool when the temperature rose to 24. The caretaker Husayn was a treasure-coming immediately to sort any hiccups with the boiler. It's tastefully furnished-a real delight! I would recommend it highly as an alternative to staying in Istanbul which we visited 3 times on a breathtaking ferry ride. The other islands are certainly worth a visit-we ate a delicous seafood meal in Ali Baba's on neighbouring Buyakada- but we all agreed that Heybeliada was the jewel in the crown. The islanders were kind,helpful and welcoming as were the island's numerous dogs and cats. Thank you Lawrence and congratulations on your lovely renovation. We will be telling our friends! Sarah
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach Club 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Attaturk or Sabhia 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 15|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This Mansion is next to Island Museum and is a 10 minute walk to the Beach Clubs, Monastery, Village, Port and Promenade lined with cafes and fish restaurants. Only 45 minutes by fast boat to Kabatas near Taksim on the European side and 30 minutes to Bostanci on the Asian side. Combine a wonderfully relaxed experience staying in this stunning apartment on the beautiful CAR FREE Island of Heybeliada with sightseeing in Amazing Istanbul! You can enjoy the 3 beach clubs, take a private boat around the archipelago of 12 small islands and of course visit the stunning and chaotic city of Istanbul and its world famous Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazar and many, many more tourist attractions. Istanbul is a city built upon 7 mountains, across two continents with a sea running through the middle of it!!! It is a truly unique city and a top sight seeing destination. However, there is one little know tourist attraction which the Turks like to keep secret and that is the 'Princes Islands'.
This is a 200 hundred year old Timber Ottoman Mansion so we ask you kindly not to smoke in the building.
The Marmara Sea region
The Island is only 45 minutes by ferry from the historic sites of Istanbul. The Princes' Islands offer a choice of relaxing Turkish beach clubs so you really can have it all - a holiday combining history and culture with sea, sun sand and relaxation.
The sea is clean and rich with sea life. You can often see pods of dolphins from the ferry as you travel across between the Islands and the Mainland.
It's much quieter and relaxed around the Islands, only the ferries dock and the port is on the other side from the Beach Clubs and Beaches (on Heybeliada). There is a small marina for the yachts in the Beach Club area but its never busy and only adds to the beautiful setting.
Connecting the Middle East with Europe, Istanbul's important sites include Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.
However, 'The Princes Islands' are a little know tourist attraction even to the Turks living in Istanbul. The main reason for this being that the islands were initialy inhabited by a wave of Greek and Armenian Bankers who built Holiday mansions there at around the turn of the 19th Century. This made for a truly odd paradox, these tiny little Islands have almost no Islamic influence and so its quite out of place in Turkey and so close to Istanbul. It also means that to this day Many Turks still won't embrace these Islands because of their History and this is what makes them such a remarkeable secret and unspoilt gem in the crown of Istanbul's tourist destinations! I have been lucky enough to travel the world, but when i got here, by chance i might add, i stopped and said, 'I wana buy a Mansion'! In fact now that i remember, It wasn't the Turks that i was working with at the time that told me about 'The Princes Islands', It was an Arab that i had met out there from Dubai, he said you have a weekend here, go to the Islands, 'It's another world'.
Visit the Monastery on the hilltop opposite the mansion. Visit Buyukada (the biggest island which has even more beautiful mansions, but many tourists and day trippers). Istanbul itself is built across 7 mountains on two continents and is the only city in the world which has a sea running through the middle of it! It's an enormous sprawling city with attractions such as the giant mosques in Sultanhamet creating a stunning and unmistakable skyline and rooftop bars and restaurants of Taksim, Beyoglu and Tunel which are packed with good natured drinkers and dinners every night! This is a fantastic city with a dramatic clash of cultures and history prevelant at every corner. Take a boat trip up the Bosphorus, or a day trip to Ortakoy which is a lovely neighbourhood by the huge suspension bridge.
The Princess Islands are a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Istanbul, so enjoy a unique experience of culture and relaxation.
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Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014
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