View on the Galata Tower from bureau salon/living room.
Emiel design Evi.
Emiel design Evi.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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A design home with eclectic mixture of modern/antiques collection, furniture, carpets and lamps; authentic wooden floors and ceilings. The house will be found exactly how I live in it. Historic view of te Galata tower front Bosphorus back terraces.

The space

Very few historic apartments in Istanbul have this kind of a location. The building is French style from the turn of 19th century and built by Italian masons. It is on average 5 meter wide and 30 meter long.The bedrooms are located on the East and the Salon on South - West. Sun and light all day. Right in the centre of Beyoglu; the old Pera and walking distance from the historic city of Constantinople over the Galata bridge. This is not a scarcely cheap decorated house, but a home to it's host who fancies design and good taste of furniture and objects. A small salon terrace has a view on the tower. A kitchen terrace for breakfast and a back terrace for morning sun bathing and evening summer lingering with view on the Asian side, the Bosphorus and Golden Horn entrance. A big old English dining table, a completely new functional kitchen and a modern design salon. All three bedrooms in Turkish colonial style. In the pictures you will see that the orange bedroom is smaller but can host a 6th guest as the bed can be made double. The apartment is light, but the evening atmosphere is magnificent. A retro modern bathroom with jacuzzi, rain shower and a separate second toilet next to the bathroom.

Guest access

All that is describe and a warm home feeling. This beats any hotel by far. With the necessary respect for the neighbours, the guests also have access to a fantastic terrace at the top of the building overviewing the Golden Horn, the most important mosques such as Blue Mosque and The Aya Sophia.

Interaction with guests

I would like to have my guests enjoy this exclusive house with as much joy and respect as I have given to it's creation. You will find a booklet with the optimum use of the apartment as well as the neighbourhood. The rest I leave to the many city guide available in my library filled with good reads and design books.

Other things to note

Preferably, you will book your trip to Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Any taxi driver knows Galata Kule - pronounces Galata Koele or Galata coolhe for the english speakers. I usually let my guests call me when they get into a taxi to speak to the driver for this simple direction. Of course for any assistance by the time you have booked, you can call me mobile any time. I speak French, German, Dutch, English and a tad of Turkish.


Amenities
Spa
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $43 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price $363 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Nothing special required but common sense and respect for a very personal house.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Donna User Profile
June 2015
We spent two brilliant weeks in Emiel’s beautifully decorated apartment. We couldn’t fault the location – we think it is probably the best spot in Istanbul with easy access to sights during the day, and surrounded by a dining mecca in the evening. The apartment is large (we were 4 adults and 2 children and were very comfortable), it’s clean and is also extremely well equipped. The beautiful lighting, excellent sound system and the view of the Galata tower all contribute to a wonderfully atmospheric setting for chilling out after a big day out exploring Istanbul. Emiel was a very kind host, making a list of sights and things to do, and even organising some dinner for our children when we arrived in the evening. Emiel, thanks so much for renting your home to us – we had an unforgettable time and would highly recommend your apartment to anyone visiting Istanbul.
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Response from Emiel:
Many Thanks Donna. Proud to have you; such appreciating and respectful guests. Please say hello for me to your husband and your friends. Emiel
June 2015

Elisa User Profile
October 2015
We had a wonderful experience staying at Emiel's flat. The flat is very comfortable, beautiful and cosy. It is all is perfectly equipped. The beds are good. The location is very central and there's a great view on the Galata tower from the sitting room and a view on the Bosphorus from the bedrooms (one has even a balcony). We had a very relaxing time in this flat and I highly recommend it.

Ditte User Profile
October 2015
We stayed in Emiels apartment for a week. It was our first stay in Istanbul. Emiel is a superhost. We got a mail from him with recommendations of where to eat and go and what to be careful about. He answers quickly and is very cool. (He helped us over the phone, when driving with a crazy taxidriver) The apartment has the best location in Istanbul. In front of Galata tower and the cool old town and with a view over Bosperus at the back. Smack dab in the middle of where you want to be. The apartment itself is big and has a very relaxed, tasteful and cool atmosphere. You are within walking distance of sultanahmet( topkapi sophia hagia and blue mosque) and the markets in one direction and Taksim in the other. The area is crowded with good restaurants clubs and cafes and the cool shops. The perfect place to live when staying in Istanbul!

Sarah User Profile
October 2015
Emiel's apartment worked out really well for us. It was comfortable and very clean, and the location was great--plus the balconies are very nice. Emiel was also a very good communicator before and during our stay, which we appreciated.

Karen User Profile
September 2015
Super location and very responsive host. Really made the trip fun and easy .
Emiel User Profile
Response from Emiel:
Thank you Karen, have a great continuation through Turkey.
September 2015

Anne User Profile
September 2015
This was a great place to stay - we love this neighbourhood and the views onto the tower on one side and the Golden Horn on the other were amazing. The apartment is Emiel's home rather than a straight holiday rental so it is lived-in and personal. Emiel was a great host - his restaurant list was a much appreciated extra, and he was very responsive to requests for help booking taxis etc.
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Response from Emiel:
Thanks Anne, İ am a bit of a collector, so the decoration is indeed my personal taste. And as you must have noticed the apartment is now more decorated than on the pictures. But since i am far from always there, it is nice to share it with other people as well. İt always honours me in a way that my guests love it.
September 2015

Mark User Profile
September 2015
Emiel was extremely attentive. He would respond via phone or email almost instantly, whether in preparation of the stay or during our stay. He was one of the best airbnb hosts I've had. After 5 days seeing much of Istanbul, I think the location of the apartment is amazing for a first-time visitor. So much to do once you step outside the doors, and it is pretty quiet inside the apartment. It happened to be particularly hot and humid during our stay in Istanbul. The AC worked great in the living room, but given how big (in a good way) the apartment was, it was hard for the cooler air to go to the rooms.
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Response from Emiel:
Thank you for your positive experience/ response Mark. Yes, August was extremely and exceptionally warm and humid in Turkey. No global warming denial here :). İ am indeed thinking of placing extra AC in the corridor that would effect the bedrooms. Thanks for your visit.
September 2015

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