My flat is in Sisli, center of the city, which is a convenient district very close to Taksim Square, the center of attraction and nightlife, 2 metro stations away from it and if you prefer walking, it takes about 35 minutes to get there.
There are also many buses and it will take around 10 minutes to Taksim. By cab it's just 5-10 minutes and costs around 10-15 Liras.
From the flat: 5 minutes walk to bus stations and metro station, 3 min to Cevahir shopping mall (one of the biggest malls in Europe) and 8 min to Metrobus Trump Towers.
Easy to access to touristic areas of Istanbul. There are direct buses to Eminonu where you can pass to Sultanahmet / Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, for sightseeing.
It's also close to Nisantasi, (15 minutes walk) a chic, famous neighborhood for shopping and dining.
It takes one bus to go to the sea coast, Bosphorus and enjoy the nice weather.
Shopping and transportation is really easy in my neighborhood, which is very central, full of small shops, cafes, restaurants vegetable and fruit shops, fresh fish stores which you can get cooked fish as well. There are exchange offices too. It is a very lively neighborhood but at the same time quiet in the evening.
It has 2 bedrooms, 1 common living room, 1 kitchen and 1 bathroom.
It's a new, cute and small flat, nicely decorated.
* Gay Friendly
**There is an unlimited wireless internet connection, Cable tv, DVD player, refrigerator, washing machine, dish washer, oven, cooker, kitchen appliances, everything you need.. :)
** Gay Friendly
**There's 24/7 hot water.
I have maps and guide books that you can use during your trip.
I can give recommendations about your trip and will be glad to help you with it.
I will be happy to welcome you, if you want to feel the local Turkish life and close to the touristic areas...