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Ottoman Mansion - The Princes Islands, Istanbul Apartment

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

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THE KARAMANYAN HAS JUST BEEN VOTED IN "THE GUARDIAN'S" TOP 10 SELF CATERING APARTMENTS 2014!

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This stunning Ottoman Timber Mansion once was the dormitory for the monks from the 15th Century Monastery situated on the hilltop opposite.

The Villa is divided into three self contained apartments. This property has 7 bedrooms in total.

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

THE KARAMANYAN HAS JUST BEEN VOTED IN "THE GUARDIAN'S" TOP 10 SELF CATERING APARTMENTS 2014!

Look for "Karamanyan" on Facebook to join our group and read the article.

This stunning Ottoman Timber Mansion once was the dormitory for the monks from the 15th Century Monastery situated on the hilltop opposite.

The Villa is divided into three self contained apartments. This property has 7 bedrooms in total.

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

Location description from owner

The Princes' Islands 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.

Heybeliada

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'.Tips: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.FOR MORE INFO AND LOADS OF PICS: Right click the link below (for Mac, ctrl click) and choose Download File.www.pimpfilm.tv/TheKaramanyanHotel.pdf

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 3 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Lawrence Jacomelli V
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
30 Jun 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Dec 2013. Located in Princes' Islands, the average weekly rate varies from £790 to £890.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Jun 2016.

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