140 year old Ottoman mansion

Explore The Karamanyan – The Best Holiday Apartments in Turkey 2014

Owners – Lawrence and Victoria from Brighton, UK

“When we first landed on The Princes’ Islands to convert a majestic 140 year-old Ottoman mansion into Turkish holiday apartments we had no idea what an experience and test of determination it was going to be. We fell in love with the building on an off the cuff weekend trip we made while working in Istanbul. Six months later we began the painstaking task working through the winter shipping materials in on boats, and dragging them up the hills by horse drawn carts. Shopping for interior fittings and decoration for three apartments on the mainland and bringing it all back by hand. Trip, after trip, after trip in the snow and then searing heat. The result is our pride and joy. Our “Hidden Island Gem” as written by the Observer, and voted the best self-catering apartments in Turkey by The Guardian. It was all worth it!”

Seeing how people were attracted to our apartments combination of character detail and modern interiors as well as exceptional value for money for holiday lettings in Heybeliada & Buyukada, other neighbouring houses and islands all tried to get in on the act too.

Whilst some certainly managed to create attractive, affordable accommodation and others did well in helping holidaymakers escape the hustle and bustle of life in Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations with rental apartments that were a little off the beaten track, none of them were quite able to come up with the perfect combination of all of the above -and more- that we did with The Karamanyan.

Located within the heart of Heybeliada on the street Refah Sehitleri (meaning ‘Street of the Mansions’), The Karamanyan stands the tallest of them all at over 60ft offering amazing Sea and Mountain Views and just a 10 minute walk from the port and 5 minute walk to the closest Beach Club. And with Buyukada, Istanbul and other popular hot spots just a short boat ride away, our Turkish holiday apartments make the perfect base for that special holiday.

Three distinct apartments are available, all with their own unique decor and features. Take a look around and explore each one, then be sure to contact us today to experience the magic of Turkey whilst enjoying the style and sophistication of The Karamanyan holiday lettings in Heybeliada.