10 Best Airbnb Monthly Rentals In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

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The Turkish metropolis of Istanbul fascinates visitors with its unparalleled mix of Asian and European heritages. Earlier known as Constantinople, this ancient city bridging Europe and Asia has been influenced over centuries by different cultures, primarily Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Today, Istanbul is a popular destination famed for its historical monuments, such as the breathtaking Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. To savour local culture, stroll through the busy streets of Grand Bazaar and Istiklal Avenue. An unmissable experience is walking up Galata Tower to enjoy spectacular views of the city. You could also cruise the Bosphorus River, which not only divides the city but also demarcates its Europe and Asia sections. Are you planning an extended trip to this mesmerising city? Check out this list of best Airbnb monthly rentals in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Don't miss out on hopping on a ferry during your trip. Witness views of the lovely Old City and the gorgeous water and get a chance to wave at the other passing vessels.

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If you're planning a long-term stay in Istanbul, do check out one of its festivals. The city hosts an annual tulip festival in spring that celebrates the gorgeous flowers.

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We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Top-floor rental with great views

This cosy loft-style rental is a welcoming haven, providing fantastic views of Prince Islands from its spacious terrace. The property is on the top floor of a house but comes with a private entrance. Suitable for two guests, the rental unit offers a bright living room, a small kitchen and a bedroom.

The terrace provides ample outdoor furniture, including a dining table. In terms of location, the property is close to Marmaray Train Station.

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Maltepe, İstanbul, Turkey
112 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooftop has a stunning view and cozy decoration
- room and terrace are very beautiful and the view is amazing
his place is perfect for two people with a lovely deck comfortable bed and good facilities
can’s place is comfortable spacious with a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean
very cozy house with thoughtful interior details and everything you need for a comfortable stay and rest
the place was also very clean and convenient
the apartment is smoke-free and very clean
great clean and spacious apartment with an amazing terrace and view on the ocean
can’s house was extremely clean and very well located
the place is so calm and cozy as clean and also has spectacular views
can is a very nice host
can was a great host
can is also an amazing host who responded to my questions quickly
can is a really good host
can is very friendly and did everything he could to make us feel at home
very nice apartment with a good location metro and train fairly close
also few big shopping malls are very close to his place hill town is like 20 min walk
it is easy to get into the city using bus or train
quiet and extremely safe neighborhood
i am really recommend to choose his place for a short break from the crowded and noise
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2. Stylish apartment in prime location (from USD 107)

Located within steps of the Blue Mosque, this brightly lit modern apartment is on the second floor of a residential building with no elevator. It offers superb sea views and provides a spacious setting for up to six persons.

This elegantly furnished house provides two bedrooms, one of which comes with a screened-in balcony overlooking the sea. The open living-cum-dining room also has a window wall with great views. A fully equipped kitchen with a small dining table is available.

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apt was gorgeous
beautiful view from the living room window
the view from her apartment is spectacular highly recommend
this apartment has a beautiful view that we enjoyed equally at breakfast and in the evenings
the apartment is really nice and has a beautiful view of the sea of marmara
very clean and well lit
the place was clean and spacious
very nice and clean
beds were comfortable and the apartment s very clean and sunny
the place was tastefully furnished clean and everything was in fine order
she was an amazing host
she was very responsive with any questions we had
they are great host
the host was very helpful and accommodating
nahide is a very great host
the location is superb
the location was perfect
wonderful apartment in a great location
everything is in walking distance and is located in a nice quiet neighborhood
great place very central very hospitable
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3. Modern property in residential area

This stylish property is located on the second floor of a residential building in a traditional Turkish neighbourhood close to Trump and Cevahir shopping malls. It is a two-bedroom apartment that can host up to six guests.

In addition to the bedrooms, the open-plan living area has a sofa bed and a mini kitchen. Note that this building has no elevators.

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İstanbul, Şişli, Turkey
82 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks as it is in the photos extremely comfortable and accessible
thanks suay for the hosting i recommend this apartment
nice and clean place to stay
absolutely great apartment to stay very clean and professional
i didn’t want to leave iteverything was super clean and cozy
so nice and beautiful clean apartment thanks for suay and kaan
nice apartment and nice host
the co host was very friendly and helpful
kaan is a great host communication with him was without any problems
wonderful hosting specially from suay she’s a great person xx i definitely recommend it
cute place great service great location
we think it’s the best place for a long-stay
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4. Trendy flat inside residential complex

Located within a large residential complex in one of Istanbul’s main neighbourhoods, this flat features a contemporary feel with bright interiors and modern furniture. It comes with one bedroom with a double bed and an open-plan common area.

The main living space includes a sitting area with a sofa bed and a basic kitchenette. Guests are free to use shared facilities in the building, such as a swimming pool, a gym and a children’s play area. This property is also near Palladium Mall.

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Istanbul, Turkey
63 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils for living
apartment was very nice and exactly as described and as in the pictures
varyap meridian building has excellent amenities: the best indoor swimming pool sauna mini gym and kids playground
warm welcome and spot clean apartment in modern building with all necessary amenities
everything is very clean and tidy
very nice and clean apartment
kerem place was very clean
the apartment is very clean and comfortable
really lovely and clean apartment
kerem was a very friendly host who assisted us very well
good apartment and good host:)
kerem was an excellent host
kerem was a fantastic host
kerem is a great host and he quickly helped us every time we needed something
it was located in a very nice and modern neighborhood within walking distance to shopping and restaurants
services near the location are good and convenient (taxi supermarket restaurants
the food / shopping area of watergarden is very close there is a lovely supermarket closeby as well
very great apartment and nice location nice view good people i will come again sure thank you kareem
this was a lovely place to stay and very quiet
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Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's acti... Read more

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Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering n... Read more

Istanbul Tour Guide

Guide Hamide

Guide Hamide

Hello, everyone! I'm Hamide, a professional tour guide in Istanbul. I studied archeology, mithology, history of art, anatolia, and religions. After my bachelors' degree graduation, I started to work in Cappadocia for 4 years. I came and settled in Istanbul when I realised that Istanbul has a very deep history, a unique multiple culture and stunning geography! I still keep experiencing new taste... Read more

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5. Plush suite within hotel complex

Enjoy a relaxed, luxe experience at this elegantly furnished property located within a hotel complex. The suite comes with a living room that includes a sofa bed, a mini kitchen and a dining space. The bedroom is separate and features a double bed. In all, the suite can sleep up to four people.

Enjoy great city views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the living room. Guests can also access some of the hotel’s facilities, such as the swimming pool and fitness centre.

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Maltepe, İstanbul, Turkey
64 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi speed is good for video calls
i’ve stayed in this apartment for 2 months and everything was great
nice place and very clean
i along my family had to leave the apartment as it shower wasn’t clean and had hair in it
apartment was totally clean and it is close to public transportation
the owner was very helpful and friendly
veysel was a great host
veysel is a great host very responsive to any questions and checks up on how your stay is going
always quick to solve any problems and was helpful and flexible with the check in
he can also provide helpful detailed info on getting to the apartment
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6. Well-appointed option near city centre (from USD 77)

Boasting a central location near Istiklal Cad, this plush rental unit within a residential building is suitable for three guests. Newly updated, the property encompasses an open main area and a bedroom. The main area offers a living room with a sofa bed and a small kitchen.

Amenities include internet, air conditioning and washing equipment. The building comes with an elevator, and luggage dropoff is possible.

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
211 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks exactly like that in the photos and the descriptions are accurate
every detail was perfect expect the noisy atmosphere outside so take earplugs and no smart tv
missy is really nice and the apartment looks exactly the same as the photos
don’t miss the chance to enjoy istanbul in this wonderful apartment
we had a great time in istanbul and in this apartment
the place was very clean with thoughtful touches
the apartment itself is clean and very modern
the flat is very clean and stylish
the room is as beautiful as the picture very clean
the apartment was accurately described clean modern and in a great location
great host always smiling
missy is a great host
missy is a good host always in contact ready help her guests
missy was a great host very helpful and responsive
missy was a great host leaving us snacks and simple toiletries
great location closed to 2 metro lines
excellent location very close to the tram and metro
the location is excellent a few minutes walk from istiklal street and transport options are great
in short a lovely place in a perfect location
the location is just great easy to get and find
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7. Appealing riverfront house (from USD 60)

If you are looking for a quiet hideaway, then this rental along the Goksu River in Anatolian Citadel is a great option. Gracefully furnished with traditional-style decor, the house offers one bedroom, a kitchen and a living room that overlooks the river. It is suitable for up to three guests.

The main highlights of this property are the terrace and the large garden that surround it. Guests can walk down to a dock by the river, which is the perfect spot to unwind. Though located in a quiet area, this rental is within walking distance of restaurants, stores and cafes.

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Beykoz, İstanbul, Turkey
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely modern apartment with all the amenities you could want
everything was very comfortable the kitchen well stocked and the view delightful
the apartment is very spacious with nice amenities
amazing apartment : beautifully equipped and decorated warm cozy with all amenities as in a real home
very good comfortable appartment for single / couple / small family travel
it is sparkling clean
the flat was sparkling clean with amenities to a very high standard
very spacious bright clean fresh in reality looks much better than on photos
thank you to the hosts for their hospitality
the host was very informative and helpful
our hosts were very helpful and nice
the host is extremely helpful in all needs
guldane and her husband are amazing hosts
a garden close to the river amazing location in istanbul
close to supermarkets and within a short walking distance to the cute cafes and restaurants on the bosphorus
lovely location 10 minutes walk from the bosphorous and right next to the river bank
many good food options as close as 2 minutes walk
the bus and ferry are helpful to get to the next villages
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8. Self-contained rental within villa (from USD 98)

Located within walking distance of the Bosphorus waterfront, this rental unit is on the top level of a charming villa set within a large garden. Featuring a classy vibe with elegant furnishings, it offers a separate entrance for privacy. The property comes with three bedrooms to accommodate seven guests. The well-appointed living area comes with a sitting room, a dining area and a full kitchen.

Some of its top amenities include a La-Z-Boy recliner, a central heating system, air conditioning and WiFi. Guests can access the shared garden and the patio with outdoor furniture. A terrace with ocean views is also available for guests.

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Sarıyer, İstanbul, Turkey
159 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the view the garden and the fully equipped kitchen
perfect apartment in every way: a gorgeous view perfect amenities a lovely garden to enjoy the evening
the a/c worked perfectly the beds are comfortable
the house is really nice and cozy clean great furnishings and amenities
the interior is spacious and comfortable for a large family
clean relaxing & well furnished
everything was clean and it felt really welcoming
it was also extremely clean and peaceful
the flat itself was very clean and stylish
everything was sparkling clean when we got there
ilker is a great host
the host is very accessible and always ready to help
ilker was very helpful and quick in response
first ilker is a great host
ilker is a great host and we loved his apartment
location was perfect for me
we really enjoyed the house and the location
the seaside is a close walk and is beautiful
an excellent location which is 5 mins walk to the buzzing bosphorus (we timed it)
the location was great very near the city but also in calm and silence
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9. Cosy villa near Bosphorus shore

Perfect for a couples getaway, this charming villa is located across the Bosphorus seafront. Fully independent and private, the house offers a living room with a sofa bed, a small kitchen and a bedroom. The decor is simple but welcoming, and WiFi is available.

The rental offers pleasing outdoor amenities, including a patio overlooking a verdant garden. This area comes with a dining set and lounge furniture, making it the ideal place to unwind. The waterfront and Tarabya Market are a short walk away from this property.

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Sarıyer, İstanbul, Turkey
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a really cool high speed wi-fi with a tv that has netflix and youtube
bed linen towels everything are very clean and fresh
place is really clean top notch design a bit boxy but its ideal for 2 people
omer’s villa is a cozy and clean home with a beautiful garden located in a classy neighborhood
omer is a very helpful & responsive host
omer the host is a very responsive
omer is the perfect host helpful and responsive
the host (mr omer) is friendly good person for any questions or any help anytime
omer was very friendly and helpful
house so cool and nice with garden and location was great
amazing garden and best location
located in a convenient and attractive spot very close to the sea and lots of restaurants
super close to the seaside you are there in less than 30 steps
you need to know that just after 4 min walk you will see a unique beautiful istanbul bosporus
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10. Two-level rental in old Istanbul

This rental is ideally located in old Istanbul, close to historical attractions such as the Blue Mosque. Suitable for two travellers, the property has two levels. The lower floor comprises the kitchen and bathroom, while the top level has the bedroom and a large terrace.

A washer and a dryer make this rental ideal for long-term stays. Be sure to visit the cafe on the ground floor and explore the ruins of a Roman palace below it.

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the bedroom/living room and terrace are fantastic and include the sea and the hagia sofia
the room was very comfortable with a great bedroom/terrace view and the restaurant served wonderful local cuisine
this apartment was in a fantastic location with great views from the rooftop terrace
my husband and i stayed one week in this great two-floor (loft) apartment in the sultanahmet district of istanbul
would definitely stay again in this apartment when visiting istanbul
the apartment was nice clean and spacious
the apartment is clean but nothing fancy and motel like
two-floor apartment new and clean bathroom and kitchen
great hospitality sparkling clean and cozy place
place was cute clean comfy and bright
the staff were very friendly
very nice host & great restaurant
hosts are very kind and accommodating
a superb cafe downstairs with kind and helpful staff and a gorgeous terrasse
ertugrul and his restaurant staff were always gracious and helpful
this location is just beyond perfect
perfect location in this area
a minute walk from the main attractions in istanbul
an amazing location with major sights restaurants and shopping and public transportation right out the door
perfect location to see all the big tourist sights
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Find comfortable long-term rental options in Istanbul

If you are planning to stay in Istanbul for a month-long trip, you need accommodations that combine great location and convenient amenities. Choose from this handpicked list of Airbnb monthly rentals in Istanbul, Turkey, for a hassle-free stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!

In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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