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Serenity – Home 105721 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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.

Further details indoors

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.

Further details outdoors

The Gardens are shared with two blocks of apartments each with four apartments. You have your own barbecue on your terrace/balcony and there is a large barbecue area by the pool that can be used by all the apartments. We do not take families with children under 12 years of age between June and September. when the swimming pool is open
We ask that you respect the fact that the neighbouring property owners also enjoy the peace and tranquility of the islands. Fun and laughter is to be enjoyed by all but excessive noise and foolishness is for the few so please respect the fact that everyone should enjoy themselves. A cot can be made available if required.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£346.73) €400.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note the shared pool is not fenced in. If young children and or non swimmers are in the party, they must be supervised at all times in and around the pool by the party leader or a responsible adult appointed by them. All party members must respect the quite enjoyment of all residents.

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About the owner

Selcuker Gayrimenkul Y.
Response rate:
60%
Calendar updated:
16 May 2019
Years listed:
11
Based in:
Turkey
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Dec 2009. Located in Istanbul, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £1078.

The Owner has a response rate of 60% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 May 2019.

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Guest reviews

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9 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
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“Ein gepflegtes, ruhiges Domizil”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2014

Wir haben 7 Tage auf Burgazada in dieser schönen, sehr gut ausgestatteten Ferienwohnung genossen. Alles, was 6 Personen benötigen, war vorhanden, die Atmosphäre war angenehm und gem&uum… More

“Could just as easily have been called tranquility.”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2013

We have just returned from a superb week in Serenity. It is a lovely apartment, a very short walk from the harbour and shops and an even shorter walk to the bakery. Having the pool was excellent and we had it to ourselves all week. Sun loungers and umbrellas are provided for you to relax and soak up the sun. The apartment is a real home from home with all a family would require on hand. The BBQ on the balcony was a lovely touch. The island oozes calm and you find yourself almost immediately walking slowly as you wander to the shops and restaurants. We could not speak Turkish and very few waiters and shopkeepers had English, enthusiasm on both sides solved the problem and we were very happy with the results. The farmers market on the Friday was filled with the sights and smells of fruit, veg and spices. A kilo of cherries for €2 and similarly strawberries could not be ignored at the same price. The regular ferries to the mainland mean you can spend day trips to the hustle and bustle of the centre of Istanbul. We are missing the Turkish Delight already, it was heaven. I'm smiling as I type, the memory of the week will remain forever. We were met on arrival and the people we dealt with all though the booking and the stay were lovely. Thanks Guys.

“Peaceful and Relaxing Stay”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2012

We had a very relaxing stay at Serenity. The Owner was very helpful and was able to provide us with lots of useful information. The apartment is very well equipped and had everything you needed for a self catering stay. The island is very peaceful but easy to get to Istanbul due to the excellent ferry service. the ferrys were quite cheap and frequent. Nice restaurants on the harbour front as well as a nice coffee / cake shop. As the island is car free, you can rent bicycles to go round. The pool at Serenity is large and we had it to ourselves most days.

“Perfect relaxing family holiday”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2012

We had a fabulous holiday in Serenity. As a family we were able to relax by the pool, meander around the island, buy lovely local food and enjoyed getting to know the islanders. We ventured out to the local village social on Eid night which was great fun. We thought we would take day trips to Istanbul but we found ourselves mesmerised by the beauty of the island and only managed some short boat trips to the other Princes. Why go anywhere when you have found what you are looking for? Paradise!

“Cool, comfortable and we loved the pool.”

Reviewed 8 Aug 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… More

“Lovely apartment on a Lovely Island”

Reviewed 3 Aug 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 … More

“Great apartment - very friendly people”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2012

We stayed for a week in May, and had a wonderful time. The apartment was very nice and the garden as well. The summer hadn't started yet, but we had a couple of sunny days and could enjoy the sun in the garden. We were probably the only turists on the island and the people were extremely friendly. It was a bit pricy to shop for groceries, but it wasn't that expensive to dine at the restaurants. The island doesn't offer many activities besides going for a walk around the island and relaxing. But when travelling with an infant, that was just what we were looking for. It was very easy to get to the island but you have to be careful when reading the timetable for the ferry as we almost missed our ferry because of a public holiday.

“The place grows on you”

Reviewed 14 May 2012

We booked the apartment for a long weekend in early May, well before the Summer season. It was very comfortable. My children, girls aged 29 and 20, were a bit critical of my preference for the Isla… More

“Far from the madding crowd”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2011

We wanted a family holiday in Istanbul which meant space and a pool as well as sightseeing. Burgazada turned out to be a very good choice. Very lively and full of Turkish families getting away from the summer heat in Istanbul, but hardly any foreigners. Serenity has plenty of space with a garden and a great pool. Ferries to Istanbul frequent and comfortable and public transport makes it easy to see Istanbul. Island is a bit pricey and Turkish rentals include various hidden extras (linen, electricity for air conditioning, which you will need to sleep comfortably) so you need to take this into account. Also lots of mosquitos! We had a great holiday, kids and adults were all happy, and if we go back to Istanbul we'd certainly stay again.

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