A Turkey vacation rental can offer a number of unique advantages to vacations in this lovely country. There are several other destinations on the Mediterranean and Aegean that particularly lend themselves to these advantages and are also popular—Greece, Italy, France, and Spain—and the marketing of vacation rentals in Turkey is as big an international business in Turkey as it is in those countries.
The vast majority of vacation rentals in Turkey are found on the pristine beaches along the country's beautiful Turquoise Coast that stretches for 1,000 miles from roughly Izmir in the north to Alanya in the south. Several of the cities that are beach resorts along this coast have sizable ex patriot communities, made up primarily of people from Europe. A great number of these people do not live here year round, and will convert their property into a Turkey vacation rental when they are not in residence.
Additionally, many of the beach communities that are most popular have seen a large increase in the construction of neighborhoods with property designed specifically for purchase and lease by foreign tourists. Villa rentals in Turkey are by far the most numerous found in these neighborhoods that are springing up all along the coast. Some are quite large and luxurious—almost mansions—on their own private beaches and might even come equipped with housekeeping staff. Others resemble the kind of suburban two to four bedroom homes you might see in upscale subdivisions in the United States. All these villa rentals in Turkey are excellent for families and small groups traveling together for special events or other reasons.
Some of the best villa rentals in Turkey will be found in and around Antalya and south to Alanya. The GoldCity Tourism Complex in Alanya is a huge complex that boasts one of the region's five-star luxury hotels as well as a virtual city full of villa neighborhoods. Some are quite large and luxurious, fully furnished with three bedrooms and boasting their own private swimming pools and such quality touches as marble floors. You can also find a condo rental in Turkey or a penthouse apartment.
North of Alanya is Antalya and the golf resort town of Belek. You can also find numerous villas for rent here. In fact, all kinds of vacation rentals in Turkey are located along the entire coast. There are little apartments in the Kaleici old city area of Antalya, and harborside apartments in the sailing and yachting marinas of Marmaris and Bodrum. The fishing villages on the beautiful peninsula where Cesme is located offer a number of cozy and rustic beach bungalows.
A completely different kind of Turkey vacation rental can be found in some of the skiing resorts, especially around Bursa on Mount Uludag. Here you will find charming alpine ski chalets and apartments. The great city of Istanbul sees more visitors than any other place in the country. A small, but significant percentage of these are business travelers who often prefer the freedom and economy of furnished apartments over the many Istanbul hotels that cater to tourists. You can find both modest and luxury apartments that offer the advantages of having a base of operations that really is a home located in some of the most attractive parts of the city.