Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city and it connects the country to both the Eastern and Western world. This fascinating place has been influenced by major civilizations, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Nowadays, it provides an alluring bridge between Europe and Asia. The inescapable rich culture and historic heritage are woven into the fabric of this colorful city.
If you’re part of the diverse generation of young professionals, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, freelancers, artists or international Erasmus students drawn to modern-day Istanbul, let Blueground accommodate your stay. We present beautifully renovated furnished apartments across the best neighborhoods in the city. Everything has been taken care of in our carefully designed, thoroughly furnished, fully-equipped and connected spaces. Whether you’re considering to make Istanbul home for multiple years, seeking month to month accommodation or looking for temporary housing for a project or a visit, you can show up and start living in style from day one.
With our consummate corporate housing, you can relax, resettle and focus on your professional tasks at hand. Likewise, we offer short term rentals for monthly stays without sacrificing quality in these serviced apartments.
You can search and secure your ideal apartment in Istanbul from wherever you are with our easy online booking system. Look through the range of Blueground rentals in Istanbul with filters that allow you to refine by neighborhood, move-in-date or length of stay. Once you’ve picked your preferred place, you can lock down the lease remotely and securely, knowing that all the information is provided and guaranteed by Blueground.
Istanbul is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with over 15 million residents. This transcontinental Turkish city has a unique culture, influenced in equal parts by its European side and Asian side. Its diverse population has the chance to live between two worlds surrounded by the Black Sea and the Bosphorus.
It’s easy to lose track of time while sipping on micro-brewed coffee in the maze of historical backstreets in Istanbul. Or dancing till dawn in a cosmopolitan club. Culinary delights are abundant. Nibble on the 24-hour street food, take the traditional route at a lokanta or pick up fiery ingredients at the medieval spice bazaars.
The historical attractions in Istanbul are unparalleled. From the Byzantine masterpiece of the Hagia Sofia to the Basilica Cistern beneath the city, architectural wonders are everywhere. The old and the new merge together, young designers with ateliers in Ottoman era studios and coworking spaces popping up in former factories are the new norm.
In Istanbul, no two neighborhoods are the same. Locals can experience continental flavors simultaneously on both sides of the city. While young professionals can work and play in modern hubs like Maslak, free-spirited freelancers may like the cosmopolitan community in Arnavutköy. Each area has distinct offerings for all modern urban lifestyles. It is critical to pick the right neighborhood, considering your daily commute. Istanbul’s vibrant business and social scene incidentally bring traffic as a consequence.
Sought-after Etiler is an effortlessly cool neighborhood, set within one of Istanbul’s most premium locations in the cultural Beşiktaş district. Streets are buzzing with many places to shop and eat, including the world-famous Nusr-Et Steakhouse. Etiler and Nisbetiye metro stations on the M6 line and Akmerkez shopping mall, with its art galleries and high-end brands, are always buzzing. The neighborhood is home to some of Istanbul’s most luxurious residential complexes including Alkent and Sarikonaklar, with Blueground apartments opening onto sprawling Bosphorus views. Families particularly like Etiler as one of the safest locations for children to play in a variety of playgrounds while enjoying easy access to many international preschools and K-12 schools.
Popular among young professionals, modern families, and students, the Maslak neighborhood is more than Istanbul’s Central Business District. It’s often referred to as Istanbul’s Manhattan. Once you live here it’s hard to leave the district. It’s easy to mix work and leisure with all options for a balanced lifestyle at your doorstep. Local leisure landmarks include the Istinye Park mall, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and galleries. The area is home to well-regarded medical services like Acibadem Hospital, top educational institutions including Istanbul Technical University and many highly-ranked Istanbul international schools, in addition to the headquarters of many multinational companies. You’re connected to all corners of Istanbul thanks to the M2 metro line and highway routes.
By calling Levent home, you will be living in one of the main business districts in Istanbul. It offers huge skyscrapers and high-rise building views. Four major malls (Kanyon, ÖzdilekPark, Metro City and Sapphire) offer a variety of shops, alluring cafés and restaurants to enjoy. Levent has become the ideal place for those seeking city life in an accessible location, proven by the series of coworking spaces that have opened up recently. Gayrettepe, Levent and 4. Levent stations along the M2 metro line serve the Levent business district and its surrounding neighborhoods.
One of Istanbul’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Bebek offers upscale living with a seafront setting and amazing views of the Bosphorus. Locals enjoy a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle with some of the city’s most lavish eateries, boutique shopping, and exclusive nightlife. By day, the banks of the Bosphorus are made for leisurely seaside walks. This is a sophisticated city suburb to settle in, located on the shores of the Besiktas district.
If you’re looking to live within walking distance of Istanbul’s major corporate headquarters, look no further than Esentepe. All the aspects of contemporary Turkish living can be found in this well-appointed neighborhood on the European side of the city. In the beautiful squares, the aroma of Turkish coffee lingers in the air. The modern Zorlu and Astoria shopping malls peddle all the Turkish and international brands you could wish for. This section of the city is also the main transportation hub on the European side, making it central to everything.
Ulus is a beautiful neighborhood located in the hills above Arnavutkoy and Kurucesme. A must-see attraction is Ulus Park which offers a wonderful and panoramic view of the Bosphorus. There you will also find some of the most popular cafes and restaurants with stunning views. As one of the safest and most prestigious residential enclaves in Istanbul, it’s perfect for families or professionals looking for more privacy.
A cozy one-bedroom Blueground apartment has space full of comforts to come home to. Custom-designed furniture to relax on, and fully-equipped kitchens for culinary adventures, so if you work from home it’s easy to separate a workplace and a living space. Our beautiful bathrooms offer a sanctuary for self-care, and home-tech when you switch off from the working day. The apartments are ideal for singles and young couples looking to replace their limited space in a hotel, with a comfortable and personal living area full of amenities.
Airy Blueground apartments in Istanbul offer the luxury of multiple rooms to relax in. Whether it is a modern fully-equipped kitchen, an open plan living room or an elegant bedroom, there is space to spread out. Whether on your own, for a family stay or hosting a friend. With closets full of fresh towels and premium linens, wide-screen TVs and contemporary furnishings, you can live the high life.
These impressive apartments exceed expectations by offering everything you need and more in a “home away from home” family-sized rental. Each of the spacious living areas are modern and elegant with tailored finishes. What’s more, many of our three-bedroom apartments can be found in buildings with coveted conveniences including private parking, garden areas, and 24/7 security.
The Istanbul public transit system is clean, efficient and well integrated across the city. With a topped up Istanbulkart smart card, you can travel around in a variety of ways. Board a bus, tap through the turnstile to the ferry, get on the funicular or take the tram. Conveniently, most systems are linked together. Bridge your trips on public transit with ride hailing services, courtesy of Uber, Scotty and Bitaksi. Whichever way you want to get around, Istanbul is your oyster.
Istanbul’s metro and trams are a quick way to get around the city, servicing all the central neighborhoods with stops at the must-see attractions. The ferry offers the most scenic route between the European side and the Asian side. Commuters get to and from the suburbs and the city on the Marmaray rail route. Meanwhile, the funicular zips between Taksim Square and Kabataş.
Bring your furry friends with you when you move to Istanbul for a month or more. Start your search today by clicking the ‘Pets Allowed’ filter on the listings page to browse all the beautiful rentals across Istanbul’s best neighborhoods. This city is the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of outdoor cafes with your pet or explore the sights together on two feet or four legs. If you require some assistance maintaining an apartment with your pet, it’s easy to schedule on-demand cleaning through the Blueground Guest App.
All the ingredients for a great stay are available in a Blueground rental. For foodies, there are well-equipped kitchens and morning coffee is covered with an espresso machine. Fast and reliable WiFi comes connected with home entertainment goodies like wireless speakers and smart TVs. When it’s time to switch off, do so in comfort with luxury linens and pillowtop mattresses. No matter what season it is during your stay, air-conditioning will keep you cool during the humid summer and provide heating to warm you up during the chillier months. Many of our listings feature bonus building amenities like outdoor pools to swim in or fire pits and grills for dining alfresco.
Look to Blueground’s apartments in Istanbul to discover better value for money and personal space compared to long term stays in a hotel.