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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

The general view of the living room on the second floor.

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome

If you want to spend your holiday with your loved ones, our detached villa with four rooms may offer a great base for exploring the treasures of the city.

Our typical Turkish historical detached house is located only a few minutes away from the heart of the town; Taksim square. Its perfect location allows easy movement without having to take the subway or other means of transport.

Combining in itself the historical and the modern, centrality and periphery, our villa is just like the city of Istanbul itself. A historical house nearly 100 years old has been renovated into a modern, cozy atmosphere that you will notice immediately upon entering... Located only a couple of minutes away from the famous Taksim square, but in a traditional neighborhood... Just like the city bridging continents, our villa combines the different senses of Istanbul and that is exactly what I love both about the villa and the city!

You will have two double beds & two single beds in the bedrooms (that can be merged as a double bed), and two independent sofas in the living room. One spare single ground bed will also be ready for you. So, six people can sleep in independent bedrooms and three in the living room. But if you are traveling with a big group, please consider that the villa has only one bathroom. And if you are traveling with a really large group, you may consider having the villa together with the Pink House or the Historical House, both of which you can find the listings at my dashboard.

The house has all kind of amenities you may need, including air conditioner in each and every room, refrigerator, water heater, French press, kettle, toaster, LCD TV, media player and even sound system. And it is a very safe house with iron fences surrounding the gate and the windows.

Side by side the newly built hotels, the villa is located on a busy street called Turan, full of markets, delicatessen, laundry, pharmacy and butcher, all small stores, but they sell everything you may need, so you will not need to travel to some other districts for your daily needs.

As a traditional neighborhood, be prepared to find some level of noise at the street, as the residents use the street like their own home. You may like this, as it is quite an experience that you can find in no museums, mosques or any other touristic attractions. But if you dislike noise, you can always shut the windows, open the air conditioner and listen to your favorite music with 5+1 sound system and feel like you are at home enjoying your wine or coffee in front of the fabulous fireplace.

If you need a separate, large, typical Turkish house close to the main attractions of the city, our villa might be ideal for you.

Hope you will like our beloved city and have fantastic time!

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details

-This is a detached house, so you can really feel free! However, please do not make too much noise and disturb the neighbors on the street.

- Wi-fi:

name: farabi

password: toyuma310

- You can put the garbage next to the main door. Cats love to tear & play with the garbage bags, so please put them in the evening, as the pickers will come and take them around 10 pm. Municipality abandoned the garbage cans, as they can cause unbearable odor, so please put them just on the street.

- For your safety, make sure that the main door is properly closed. It is an iron door, and one might think it is closed whereas it is not. So, check it please after you close it!

- And lastly, I would really appreciate if you could turn off the air conditioners and heaters while you are away. Natural resources are what all we all need, besides electricity is really expensive in Turkey.

The Marmara Sea region

A calm weather

Sea of Marmara (Ancient Propontis), which is located in the northwest of Turkey has always been the passageway between the countries of the Mediterranean and Black Sea and thus has an especially wide selection of archaeological remnants.


Istanbul is the place where the history and the continents meet.

Many of Istanbul's top sights such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, are in Sultanahmet.

The city's over-abundance of important historic buildings and exciting new art galleries and museums provides visitors with more than enough to see during the day, but it's at night that the place swings into high-velocity, mega-stylish action.

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Review 1-8 of 8

17 Nov 2013


"Helpful host, cozy living room and central location."

The hotel is ideally located, only 10 minutes from the airport shuttle bus stop, metro and tram (Taksim Square). Our host Asli, was so kind to come to the bus stop and show us the direction to our acc… More

17 Jul 2013


"Great place - Central + Nice"

The place is very central, about 5' walk to Taksim square and Istiklal Cd. It is very suitable for groups up to 6 persons and has a spacious and nice furnitured living room (with fireplace and big flatscreen).
Asli welcomed us very warmly, gave helpful hints for our stay in Istanbul and was accessible via phone all the time.. Perfect!

26 Jun 2013


"The best place"

Perfect house for sleeping some days in Istambul, very close to Taksim and the other important places. Very good, The propietary very nice.… More

26 Jun 2013


"Great place for a group or a big family"

We enjoyed our stay at Asli's apartment.
We came as a group of six to discover Istanbul and celebrate New Years.
Asli met us at the Taxim square personally and took us to the house, where she was super nice to prepare turkish coffee for us and also stock some basic groceries, including a super delicious cheese.
We liked the apartment. As Asli notes, it's not a super-quiet neighbourhood, but still it's away from the big road around Taksim square. The pictures are true to life and, just as expected, we spent evenings together in the large living room, which had a huge couch, big TV and a fireplace. The bedrooms are very basic, in line with expectations.
Asli was very understanding when we lost one of the keys from the apartment and was ready to come help us, which was greatly appreaciated :)
Overal, would stay here again.

25 Jun 2013


"Outstanding location in the center of Istanbul"

We enjoyed our stay at Aslis apartment very much. The apartment is in an outstanding location direct in the center of Istanbul. We stayed there with six persons and had enough sphere for privacy. Asli is a great host and prepared us a very delicious Turkish coffee! I would stay there again!

25 Jun 2013


"Wohlfühl-Villa im Herzen Istanbuls"

Wir - 5 Freunde - haben im April fünf Tage Urlaub im Green House verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Asli, die Gastgeberin,war sehr hilfsbereit und hat uns herzlich empfangen. Die Villa hat neben drei Schlafzimmern einen supergemütlichen großen Wohnraum mit Küchenzeile, Esstisch für sechs Personen, einem großem Sofa und offenem Kamin. Das Haus ist verkehrsgünstig nah am Taksim Platz gelegen, aber in einer ruhigen, von Einheimischen bewohnten Seitenstraße mit kleinem Supermarkt, Gemüseladen und Kiosk nur ein paar Schritte entfernt. Ein zweites WC wäre gut gewesen, aber davon abgesehen können wir das Green House nur weiterempfehlen!

24 Jun 2013


"Great apartment in a great location"

My friends and I were very pleased with Asli's hospitality and her apartment. Everything looked as same as what we saw in the pictures (even better and she welcomed us with some snacks and fruits).
Asli is a respectful, kind, and wonderful host which was very communicative and responsive.
I go to lovely Istanbul often and I definitely try to stay at the Asli's place if available. The apartment is very conveniently placed close to Isteklal street ( less than 5 minutes walking distance) and Taksim square in a quiet neighborhood. There are many stores like, groceries and food nearby.

10 Mar 2013


"Amazing Stay in Istanbul!"

The apartment is beautiful and exactly like the pictures. Close to amazing nightlife and transportation to easily see the sights, and the neighborhood is lively, authentic, and interesting. Asli greeted us at the square and a truly amazing host. We had some issues, and she responded promptly and understandingly. I cannot recommend her and her apartment enough!

Review 1-8 of 8

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Calendar last updated:15 Aug 2014

Based in Turkey

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