• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    115 m²
  • Floor No.
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Lockable room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
  • Baby cot
Property summary
Address Pürtelaş Sokak, 34433 istanbul, Turkey
Property type Apartment
Property ID B13ZWYFL
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This property is managed by Soraj. Soraj will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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This is Ruby. It consists of two bedrooms (one is very large), a small dressing room, a living room, one kitchen, one bathroom, and a nice small garden. Flat is built on a total area of 115 square meters (1238 square feet). The large bedroom, dress room and garden are at the downstairs and the other rooms are at the upstairs in this reverse duplex flat. There are 2 single beds and 2 queen beds (one of them can be turned into a sofa).The room can be divided into two parts by a curtain between queen bed and single beds. There is also a queen bed in other bedroom which is in upstairs. It can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. This number can be extended to 10 people by portable real beds. Three of my flats, Ruby (10 people) Opal (6 people) and Camellia (6 people) are only a few steps far from each other and totally they can accommodate up to 22 people.

In the kitchen you can find more than enough plates, forks, spoons, knives, pots and cooking equipment and stove, oven, coffee maker, kettle, french press, toaster, aspirator, microwave oven, refrigerator, freezer, dish washer and its detergent, dish washing liquid, dish towel, various spices, special Turkish olive oil and vinegar, some snack food that you can eat and drink as cold/hot when you enter the flat.

There is 24/7 hot water. You can find slippers, soap, liquid soap, washing machine and its detergent, dryer, large and high quality towels for body, face and feet, hairdryer, toilet paper, and some other necessary stuff in the flat.

RUBY’s other features include:

- 2 air conditioners, one in living room in upstairs and another is in bedroom in downstairs
- Radiators as heating system (with natural gas boiler)
- Professional table soccer
- Hi-speed wireless internet connection
- 2 sets of keys
- Converter plugs that you can use all your electronic goods in Turkey (For the guests who are coming from countries with different electricity system)
- Electronic ticket called ‘Istanbul Kart’ which you can use in all public transportation vehicles in Istanbul by discounted prices.
- SIM CARD (Turkcell) and cell phone for the guests whose cell phones are not compatible with the Turkish system. This will save you the roaming charges during your stay in Turkey, and let you to communicate cheaply with Turkish phone holders including myself whenever you want.
- Iron and ironing board
- Very high quality linens and bed sheets
- Flat screen television with HD cable TV connection
- Many other details prepared to make you feel at home
- Baby cot is provided upon request. (free of charge)


Ruby is located at a very silent building with less than 10 residents in one of the safest and tranquillest streets (Cihangir – Purtelas) of Taksim that is one of the most important touristic, entertainment and nightlife centers of Istanbul. Stay in Ruby and you are just a few minutes away from hundreds of restaurants, cafes, clubs, bars, shops, bookstores, antique shops, and art galleries in Taksim. Please check end of the description for detailed distance information.


Ruby looks exactly the same as shown at the photos. When you make your reservation, I will send an e-mail about details of vehicles you can use to reach flat, clear address description and some other details. When you check in, I will inform you about how to utilize the flat, details of the district, and recommend you certain local places (I am sure you will like them) among which there are places even not known by native Turks and offer detailed information about touristic places. If you wish, we can take a tour around neighborhood. All of these features and services mentioned above are included in the flat’s price and there are not any hidden charges. In addition, I can arrange your transfers from the airport by shuttle which can transfer up to 17 people at reasonable prices.

Please read the reviews by former guests to get a better insight about my flats and services and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I am looking forward to welcome you to Istanbul.
Best regards,

***** There are very discounted prices for reservations between 10th Jan - 10th March of every year.

***** Important note: I can not accept more than 3 children in my flats.


-1-4 minutes’ walk from many groceries, large supermarkets, bakery, taxi stand, dry cleaning, florist, tailor and many restaurants ( some of them are open 24/7 )
-2-3 minutes’ walk from Findikiı tram (train) station
-6-7 minutes’ walk from Taksim bus stop, Findikli bus stop, Taksim metro station , Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue
-7-8 minutes’ walk from Kabatas ferry port which leads to Princes’ Islands or Bosphorus tours
-10 minutes’ walk from Dolmabahce Palace
-25 minutes’ walk from Galata Tower
-15 minutes’ drive by bus from Valens Aqueduct (4th century)
-20 minutes’ walk or 7-8 minutes’ drive by tram (train) from Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge
- 15 minutes’ drive by tram (train) from Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Archeological Museum, Topkapi Palace
-20 minutes’ drive by tram (train) from Cemberlitas and Cemberlitas Turkish bath
-25 minutes’ drive by tram (train) from Suleymaniye Mosque, Beyazit Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul University
-15-45 minutes’ drive by taxi from Ataturk Airport (depends on traffic)

House rules

--Please use the flat as it is your own.

-- Being quite in the flat and in stairs of building is the most important rule. My flats are not suitable for noisy events or guests. This will disturb our neighbors. Please notice your neighbors are native people and they have to get up early in the morning to go to work, school, etc.

--My flat‘s prices are based on number of the guests who stay . So if you want to stay with more people than number specified on the reservation, please inform me about that. Please note, I can’t accept more than 3 children in my flats.

--Please do not smoke in the flat and building stairs. There is always an outdoor area in my flats for smoking such as balcony or garden.

--There is a 300 USD or 250 Euros or 250 GBP cash deposit upon check-in. If there won’t be any major damages on the property, deposit will be refunded to you upon check out. I don’t charge minor damages such as a broken plate or a damaged towel. Please note , if you have already paid damage deposit by the website you booked the flat, you don't have to pay cash deposit.

--Never invite strangers to your flat. This is for your safety.

--Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Please pay attention to check-in after and check-out before their specified times.

Looking forward to welcome you to Ruby.
Weekly rate for up to 4 guests $ 1293 US
Monthly rate for up to 4 guests $ 4855 US
Price for > 4 guests $ 22 US per guest/night extra
Maximum nights 5 months
Check-in after 2 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
Reviews for this host's other properties
November 2014
8 Very good

Wir waren 6 Nächte in Istanbul bei Soraj im Oktober 2014. Sehr angenehme, saubere und warme Wohnung mit allem was man so braucht. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen und bekamen viele tolle Anregungen und Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt. Dazu gehörte ein für uns kostenloses Handy mit türkischer Simkarte, die ständige Erreichbarkeit unserer Gastgeber und ein perfektes Timing. Die Lage der Wohnung war sensationell. Drei Minuten zu Fuß zum Bosporus, zwei Minuten zur Straßenbahn sowie ca 10 Minuten zum Taksimplatz. Hiermit bedanken wir uns nochmal ganz herzlich für den gelungenen Aufenthalt, den Ihr uns bereitet habt. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder. Ach ja, ebenfalls einen großen Dank an das Wimdu-Team, da diese dafür gesorgt haben, dass wir so schnell und unkompliziert diese Wohnung gefunden haben, da es in der eigentlich gebuchten Wohnung zu einer Stornierung wegen Überbuchung kam und das zwei Tage vor Abflug!

April 2014
8 Very good

Hallo Soray, the flat was excellent, a quiet nice street and the Service of the owners was very helpful.We can recommand your flat and wish you a great future.Kind regards.Reinhard

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