“A total gem in Balat/Fener” Peter and Ozkan place is a total rare finding. It is a beautiful restore home sit on the hill on the charming street for one who wants to experience live in a Turkish house. The location is superb away from crazy tourist madness yet it is close and convenient to everywhere. The Eminonu which is the main terminal for fery, buses and metros can be reach from the house from many direction. From the house down to Vodina street bus 99A will take to Eminonu. And if you decided to take it from Carsamba take bus 90 and 90B to Eminonu.
Peter and Ozkan did very well restoring the house. If we have the choice we would choose to stay inside the house all day to adore the beauty Peter and Ozkan have done to the place but our teenagers kids have nagged us to get out and explore the neighborhood and city.
While staying at Peter and Ozkan house We were able to live like the local. There are plenty local restaurants near the house at Carsamba and Vodina street although most of the stores closed at 9 pm you will always finds small local store and Doner kebab still open on the corner to cater your need.
Peter is very friendly he came in person to welcome us with a bottle of wine. He gave us pointer and thank to him I mastered my skill in bargaining with the seller when they asked too much for light fixtures my husband interested in. We bought the lights at the price I wanted to pay.
As for Ozkan he is great. He response quickly when we reported about water problem. They want to make sure our comfort while staying at their place. Both Peter and Ozkan also make sure we got transportation back to airport and they help to communicate it with the company we hired.
Another best feature they have in their house is having AC on both bedrooms after all long walk up and down hill in the Turkish hot summer we were able to feel coolness and resting nicely.
Thank you Peter and Ozkan while we were away from home we were able to experience living with the local and having the luxury like being in our home.
We will sure miss the boy who call out for yummy warm simit bread. We missed the Azan, calling for the payers. We missed the bargain in the market. Please take good care your beautiful house if the time, health and fortune permit use we shall see you again.
“Beautiful apartment in a great location” I and my partner stayed in this splendid studio apartment whilst on our 4 day trip to Istanbul and I can honestly say it was one of the best locations I have had the privilege of staying in. The layout of the room lent to a very open feel with a no one single piece of furniture acting as the centre piece of the room but each one making a contribution to the overall relaxing atmosphere of the studio. It has a really nice shower and toilet and the kitchen area is really well presented. The sofa's were also really comfortable and were exactly what I needed after a long days hike, on the whole a very nice stay and would recommend to all who see it to have a stay in this wonderful studio.