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Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

Host: Meri K.
Published August 02, 2018

General description

  • Main home
We live in a 3 bedroom brand new two storey apartment with lift in Erenkoy, a leafy pleasant community with great access to the main heart throb of Kadikoy and also the wonderful Islands. We have just moved here a couple of months ago and it is perfectly suited for a couple or single person who wants to enjoy the sunset from our 22m2 terrace every evening. We are also a 15min walk from the metro. We have a large migros or local supermarket on the corner, a shopping mall 10 minutes away and instant constant 24/7 public transport being a 100 metres from the main minibus street with close coffee, pubs and food places nearby. We are a 20min walk to the seaside and you can use our two bikes to explore the water front which is definitely a must for this town. Every Thursday the streets across the road are shut to traffic and converts into one of the biggest markets in the City with everything for sale including food, clothes, handmade creations and everything in-between.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 2 cats
We are looking for cat lovers as we have two rescue cats who love company mostly during the evenings. They are content inside mostly sleeping from 11am to 6pm. This doesn't mean they play all night they are just lazy and eat late and want a play before they go to bed. I work from home so they get lots of attention whenever they emerge from their mysterious hideyspots. They just need fresh water and food every day with their kitty litter cleaned every day or two. They loved being brushed too and will try to eat it. They are very affectionate and like lots of intimate cuddles with humans and each other so if you don't like wet cat noses and big fluffy cats then this may not be the house sit for you! The smaller cat likes to play fetch in our stairwell so please accommodate her there. We also have a few plants that need watering every few days but no biggie they are mostly neglected.

Practical life

  • Metropolis
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 20 - 200 m² (210 - 2110 sq. ft.)
  • Metro/tram station
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping mall
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • With elevator
  • 8e floor
  • No disabled access
We have a relaxed easygoing household and we love doing yoga and meditation in our spacious lounge room. The kitchen provides a cosy space for journalling and our bedroom is a cool airconditioned retreat after a hot day. Our flat is 120m2 with 3 bedrooms (but one is a sewing/reading space in progress and the other is a study upstairs) and large seperate and well facilitated kitchen. and a generous west facing 22m2 Teras. We have a large wall for a projector surround sound setup for human and cat enjoyment. (They fascinated with youtube for cats) We are walking distance to most daily things easily like the supermarket, starbucks, shopping mall etc and its a pleasure to cycle on the sea side with dedicated pathways and island view. We can recommend a few walkable spots to recommend locally within our local neighbourhood and in the main centre of Asian side, Kadikoy. Regardless, everything can be home delivered using and we have a good breeze and sunlight everywhere being on the top floor. The terrace faces west provides a delightful evening when it is cooler and is high enough from any other sounds that you would expect in a big city.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 6 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sports equipment
Our Terrace is the main reason why we moved to this location. We hope to create a container garden here soon but for now you have a relaxing wooden chair setting, with a generous sun shade for protecting during day. On balmy summer nights it is the perfect way to enjoy the sunset. Our upper floor has a study and additional bathroom so no need to go down stairs for more ice or cold drinks! We have a piano and guitar to play with as well as highspeed unlimited internet to watch the latest things movie style. Our drinking water has been carbon filtered in the shower and uv and carbon treated in the kitchen so no need to worry about drinking water or plastic bottles. Our street is not far from the main street which connects directly to Kadikoy, which gives the most beautiful view of the old city, bosphorus sea. The island view is within walking distance and it is highly recommended to walk or cycle to the waterside to see the Turkish appreciation of nature and sun. Our kitchen has a thermomix which means you can cook just about anything and might be useful to prepare some delicious food on our webber BBQ for coal fired goodness.

Tourism and Leisure

  • City
  • Beach
  • Museum
  • Cinema
Being a tourist here is easy. Everyone is very friendly if you need help at all. As the main road is only 3 minute walk away you have 24/7 public transport available to you and you are 15mins walk to the famous Caddebostan and Bagdat Street. You are also very close bus ride to bostanci ferry which makes a trip to one of the 4 Princes Islands very easy and a must do day trip. Most of all take transport or cycle to Kadikoy/Moda (20min bus ride) and is the gateway to the rest of the city and historical sites.

Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey


From Thursday 2018

To Saturday 2018

firm dates

The cats can be on their own for a night if need be so sitters can either arrive on the Thursday night or Friday, and depart on the following Friday or Saturday morning.

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Meri K.

Registered since 06/07/2017

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