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Vacation rentals in İstanbul

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Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal Str
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal StrCOVID-19 Update: We are taking every precaution to deeply clean and sanitize the apartment prior to your arrival. Location, Location, Location! Just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, Şişhane Metro Station, Museum of Illusions, plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. Galata Tower is 6 min walk away. There is a bar located on the 1st floor. The apartment is on the 3th floor and there is no elevator. Please note that we can arrange help to carry your suitcase if you request in advance.

Panoramic Bosphorus View · Dublex · Terrace
Entire rental unit · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Panoramic Bosphorus View · Dublex · TerraceOur apartment, which has one of the most special views of Istanbul, has features that you cannot find anywhere else with its view and interior design.

studio double room with kitchen
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

studio double room with kitchenBu stüdyoda klimanın yanı sıra mutfak eşyaları ve buzdolabı ile donatılmış mini mutfak bulunmaktadır. . Ayrıca duşlu özel banyoya sahiptir. Oda Büyüklüğü: 20 m² Yerleşim: Binada özel daire Yatak Büyüklüğü: 1 geniş çift kişilik yatak

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Popular amenities for İstanbul vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in İstanbul

  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Kadıköy
Residence in a magnificent location in Kadıköy-2
$27 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Beyoğlu
Terrace studio flat with view next to Galata Tower
$33 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Beyoğlu
Modern Suites
$67 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Beyoğlu
Ozcans Pera Flats 7
$21 per night
  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Şişli
14 - Studio with Terrace in New Building
$14 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Beyoğlu
Yellow Private Room in Historic Place in Istanbul
$9 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Istanbul
Lovely Home In the Heart of Galata
$41 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Fatih
Comfortable Apartment Sultanahmet
$63 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Fatih
Dublex with Sea View and Terrace in Old City
$59 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cihangir/Beyoğlu
Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studio
$42 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Beyoğlu
Bohemian flat in the hip neighbourhood of Cihangir
$53 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Kadıköy
10İN Kadikoy Center.Very close to sea. NewBuilding
$33 per night

Top-rated things to do in İstanbul

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  • Luxury Private Yacht Tour on Bosphorus
    We will meet in beautiful Bebek Park where we will board the lovely 19 meter yacht from the marina. We work with only the best yachts! We will leave from Bebek Marina and will cruise the Bosphorus which is very scenic and beautiful. We will have the chance to take many epic pictures of historical sites and Palaces. We will have some wine/tea(optional) and will enjoy the yachts wifi or Bluetooth music options(you can dj). Mert and I will share unique information about the famous historical sites on the sea as well as the famous water front mansions. We will then go pass the famous Rumeli castle, Cigran Palace, and Beyler Palace. We will cruise the European side for an hour then we will cross to the asian side and cruise another hour before making our way back to Bebek to dock. The total time cruising on the sea will be 2 hours. Other things to note. Ask for Group discount pricing. :) Bring anything you like as for extra drinks and snacks. You can ask for special requests. NOTE: The listed price per guest is not correct. The Total price is 250$ for 2 hours up to 10 people. The Yacht is a fixed price so this was the most practical way to set pricing since fixed pricing is not available yet. Group sizes above 6 is priced accordingly. Don't miss out on the lovely Bosphorus! Please note that there are no hosts like us and we will share the magic energies of the Bosphorus with you.
    From Price:$47 / person
  • All-Inclusive Private Yacht-Sea & Island
    Important: Please contact before you book due to Covid restrictions. For weekends, contact at least 1-2 days earlier even my calendar is available. Price Details: This Experience is hosted only privately and the listed "per-person" fee (~$50) is for groups of more than 10 people. Prices for 4-10 people depend on which services you want to include (transfer, food, etc..) Minimum booking fee: $250 3 or more guests: +$50 each For solo travelers: $200 What's Included: Private transportation (depending on group size) 2 hours private yacht Lunch, baklava, soft drinks Private Host Istanbul Infopack Many people come to Istanbul and join regular boat tours with dozens of other random people. What about having your own yacht and sail on the Bosphorus with comfort and privacy? For 1-3 people, I will personally pick you up from your place and then we will have a spectacular view of Istanbul, Old Town, Asian Side, and Bosporus with a 2 hours Private Yacht Ride with dinner/lunch. You can also bring drinks/food. You can also have a full-day booking (8-9 hours). And we can go to Prince's Islands or to the Black Sea area for hidden beaches and bays. For special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, I can arrange champagne, wine, cake, and other items. Luxury yachts can also be arranged. With this Experience, the whole yacht will be booked only for you. Your Host, Burak
    From Price:$51 / person
  • Learn Turkish Marbling - Ebru Art
    Our classes are hands on.. Soo we will make the workshop together.. First i will give you some details information about the History of Ebru - Marbling art, explain you the materials that we use in the classes . After our introduction i will show you how to use the tools and give you a demonstration. Starting from that point, together we will make the Ebru art and i will show you different techniques in 2 hour session. In the end of the workshop i will answer your questions as well. When the ebru works dry, you can take them along with you. Other things to note Just make your booking and come to the lesson in sultanahmet pls.
    From Price:$65 / person
  • Istanbul Old City Tour with Highlights
    1- If the tour you want to join is not on the date and time you want, I can rearrange the tour for you if you send a message. 2- I am exempt from curfew because I have a professional license. For this reason, I am authorized to tour every day of the week :) This is the ultimate tour for first time visitors to Istanbul. We visit the most fascinating sights of historical Istanbul (Sultanahmet area) in this specially curated one day tour that provides the perfect introduction to the old city. Hagia Sophia - The Church of the Divine Wisdom will welcome us at the beginning. Then we'll head to a few historical Ottoman and Byzantine buildings that are much less known and are used today outside of their purpose. We arrive at the monumental entrance of the Grand Bazaar by following the Divan Yolu, known as the "Road to the Imperial Council" in the Ottoman period. This tour takes in Istanbul’s biggest sights and goes beyond them to show you the bustling energy of the city’s coffee houses, bazaars, and traditional workshops. Which sights do we visit on this tour? -Hagia Sophia -Blue Mosque -Madrasa ( Moslem School ) -Cistern -The Hippodrome -Grand Bazaar -Coffee Houses *Lunch is optional and not included Take a journey through the history of one of the world’s greatest cities with a professional guide bringing its secrets to life... If you have furher questions please not hesitate
    From Price:$45 / person
  • Private Eastern percussion lessons
    If you are rhythm lover or interested in experiencing to play Eastern percussion instruments, you will have a private lesson with Hakan Kaya in his studio in Galata Istanbul. If you don't have a darbuka, riq, frame drum or def with you, Hakan will provide with an instrument during the class. The lesson is suitable for max 4 students as it requires close attention to apply percussion techniques. Famous Turkish rhythms, belly dance rhythms are taught and practiced together with the teacher. For intermediate and advanced level players, intense courses based on students' need can be organized. Other things to note This is a private lesson. Please contact Hakan Kaya at least one day before you plan to take the lesson.
    From Price:$42 / person

Your guide to İstanbul

Welcome to Istanbul

Istanbul’s long history as a trading post and melting pot has made it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. At first glance, the evidence appears in the architecture of Neoclassical mansions, Romanesque apartments, Byzantine churches, and of course its iconic Ottoman mosques.

In the neighborhood of Sultanahmet, 1,000-year-old buildings and underground cisterns are a testament to the city’s enduring legacy. Throughout Istanbul you’ll find tributes to the past and an eye toward the future. Beyoğlu’s tangled alleys smell of fresh-brewed Turkish coffee, and trendy neighborhoods like Nişantaşı and Kadıköy boast a bounty of modern galleries and cafes. Yet in nearly every corner of this sprawling megalopolis, you’ll find hospitality as welcoming as in a small town, and people eager to share their stories over a cup of Turkish tea.

How do I get around İstanbul?

Istanbul Airport (IST) is the city’s primary hub. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) is also easily accessible, and is ideal for domestic flights. Both airports are approximately 27 miles from the city center, and the fastest way to reach them is by taxi, which can take 35 minutes to over an hour, depending on traffic. Be sure to plan ahead, as roads can get quite congested during peak travel times. There is also the Havabus airporter bus that goes straight to Taksim Square (the metro doesn’t reach the airports). It’s easy to navigate the city using Istanbul’s robust public transportation network consisting of a metro system and buses. There are also plenty of taxis to get you from point A to B, though keep in mind that no rideshare companies currently operate in Turkey. The most scenic way to travel through Istanbul is via its ferry network across the Bosphorus Strait.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in İstanbul?

Though Istanbul can be visited year-round thanks to its temperate climate, there are some factors to consider. Summer is when the city is at its most alive and charismatic, but it’s also when the humidity hits its peak. July and August are the hottest months, making sightseeing most ideal in the mornings and late afternoons. The warm weather also makes for pleasant outdoor evenings. Spring is popular for its more temperate weather. In April, the city’s parks burst to life with colorful tulips, Turkey’s national flower, peaking at the annual Istanbul Tulip Festival. The fall sees a host of art and music events like the Istanbul Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Biennial, which always draw a chic international crowd. Winter brings cold, wet air with lots of rain and occasional snow flurries. However, temperatures rarely drop below freezing.

What are the top things to do in İstanbul?

Hagia Sophia

One of the most enduring symbols of Istanbul is the Hagia Sophia, a massive building that has seen many incarnations. Byzantine Emperor Justinian consecrated it as a church in 537; a thousand years later it was converted into a mosque, then declared a museum by President Atatürk in 1935. In 2020, it was converted back into a mosque. Today it’s free and open to all visitors, and revered for its stunning mosaics.

Basilica Cistern

This underground cistern is almost 1,500 years old and remains Istanbul’s largest Byzantine cistern. The cavernous space harks back to another time and dimension. A wooden platform stretches out over water teeming with carp; walk among its 336 marble columns, which were salvaged from old temples.

Princes Islands

One of Istanbul’s lesser-known features resides on the Sea of Marmara’s horizon, where an archipelago of nine islands makes an ideal day trip from the cacophony of the city. The islands are all car-free and lined with walking trails that wind through pine forests and lead to panoramic vistas and scenic coves.

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