10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dunbar, Scotland - Updated 2024

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You may not have considered heading to Scotland for your next summer vacation, but you’ll be tempted by Dunbar. Famous for its particularly sunshine percentage, classic rugged coastline, and stunning surrounding nature, it’s the perfect destination for a getaway. One of the many great things about Dunbar is that there are a multitude of independent shops and cafes. Stop by the restored Argyll’s Lodging, which shows life in the 17th Century. There is a small castle and a church that are interesting to explore too. John Muir Country Park is a great place for a fun day with the family. Younger children will enjoy East Links Family Park, a farm-based activity park. For water sports, head to Foxlake Adventures. To ensure that you have a wonderful vacation home where you can unwind after traveling around town, scroll down and discover the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Dunbar, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Lovely residence for couples (from USD 94)

Featuring predominantly neutral colors and a nautical artwork, this lovely residence will make you feel relaxed. With a king-sized bed, it is ideal for couples. You can enjoy a morning cup of coffee while unwinding on the south-facing sun terrace. The bright kitchen is equipped with a microwave and an electric hob. Please note that there is no oven.

In the evenings, hang out in the living area with a television and enjoy access to Freeview TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a great DVD collection.

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East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.64 km (7.9 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and spacious flat with a modern sunny kitchen and great views
lounge is very tastefully furnished and comfortable after a day in the fresh air
the terrace off the kitchen allows enjoyment of any sunny weather even though its a flat
the outside terrace is lovely in good weather and the kitchen is very bright
bed super comfy and bathroom huge
a very clean and comfortable flat
the flat is beautiful and clean
) and the flat is very clean
apartment was very clean and the little touches left by wendy we’re appreciated
property is quirky delightful and very clean which was reassuring in this current climate
wendy is a brilliant host
wendy is an absolutely lovely host
wendy is a considerate host who communicates well
great host very understanding and helpful
to start wendy was a terrific host
the location is great too
very well situated location for my business trip
gorgeous flat within walking distance of both the beach and the train station
the location is good being in the heart of the town and there is free parking nearby
this flat is in an ideal location with the high st
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2. Romantic retreat with a spacious living area (from USD 75)

This 1900 historical retreat is a great option for you if you want to be treated to sea views. Recently refurbished, it provides many modern amenities, including a dishwasher and a Nespresso coffee machine. It is airy and designed with a country-house style. The living area is spacious and equipped with an L-shaped sofa that is ideal for cuddling up and watching movies in the evening.

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East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.76 km (8.0 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
58 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
views from kitchen window are stunning good wifi and all tv channels you could possibly need
we enjoyed our stay in ross‘ apartment
we had nice breakfasts in the kitchen with a wonderful view to the north sea
i really loved the kitchen and its view
the sea view from the kitchen is stunning and the beach is only a stroll away
very cosy and clean apartment
such a cosy clean and lovely place to stay
clean and spacious apartment with everything you could need and want
the flat is beautiful very comfortable and exceptionally clean
it is perfectly clean the bathroom is very modern and the living room invites you to relax
host was fantastic
ross was really quick to reply and a great host
felt like home from home and ross was a great host
ross was a great and very responsive host
great host and lovely home- would love to stay again
location is brilliant
brilliant location right on the high street
great location lovely comfortable flat
amazing location and super comfortable flat :)
great little place in a central location
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3. Beautiful flat with beach essentials (from USD 101)

Within walking distance of both the harbor and downtown, this beautiful flat is a great option for small groups or families. It features a master bedroom and a smaller double room. Since it is set in a small alleyway, you will be in a quiet area. Children are welcome, as are pets, but full details need to be provided before booking.

The property also offers free street parking and includes a kitchen that is well-equipped with a stove, an oven, and a microwave. It is a five-minute walk to the train station. The host kindly provides additional beach essentials, such as snorkeling gear, beach towels, blankets, and umbrellas.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.7 km (7.9 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great and lucy was an excellent communicator and allowed us to check in early
the kitchen has lots of great equipment we didn't expect in an air b'n'b
a clean and homely space with lots of personal touches
very clean great kitchen and main bedroom lovely too
everything is provided and its very clean and comfortable
very well equipped kitchen for a self catered holiday very clean and spacious great communication from hostwell recommended
clean comfortable central but quiet tastefully decorated and well-equipped - what more could you ask for?
lucy was a wonderful host and the flat was perfect
lucy is a fantastic host and we definately be back
lucy is a wonderful host super quick at responding very helpful friendly and accommodating
the flat is very comfortable and lucy was an excellent host
lucy was great at keeping in touch and was very helpful
the location was great close to everything
perfectly located very close to main shopping street restaurants and harbour
comfortable flat in central location in lovely dunbar
the location is very good - close to the train station the harbour and the local shops
lovely character flat close to shops and harbour
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4. Delightful haven with a courtyard (from USD 118)

This traditional two-story stone cottage is ideal for a small family. Lovingly restored, it boasts many original features and modern amenities. It provides private on-site parking for one car. It is equipped with gas-fired, central heating to ensure that you’re comfortable during cold months. It comes with Wi-Fi, a bright lounge with a flat-screen television, and a dining area.

Delicious meals can be easily prepared in the kitchen, which has been fitted with an oven, a hob, a microwave, and a toaster. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can visit a number of excellent eateries nearby. Outside, you’ll find a small courtyard where you can relish your morning cup of coffee or dine al fresco.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.73 km (8.0 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
176 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furnishings make for an enjoyable stay
excellent facilities and great use of space given the size of property
very clean and everything you need
spotless clean fully equipped and more
a very nice clean and comfortable cottage
lovely spacious well equipped and clean property
the wee hoose was cozy clean comfortable and very well equipped
the hosts are helpful and responsive
the highchair provided was really useful also lots of helpful local info in the information pack as well
stephen was a great host every thing as described check in was very easy
in a perfect location
the location is great too
great location very comfortable and very well equipped
nice small house close to town in dunbar
really cosy wee house with all the facilities required in a nice central location
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5. Cozy hideaway near the harbor (from USD 101)

Tucked in a quiet, residential area, this apartment is equipped with a double room and is perfect for couples or solo travelers. It is just a two-minute walk to the harbor, so you can easily go sightseeing in the area. The kitchen comes with a microwave, a stove, and an oven, so cooking delicious meals will be hassle-free. If you’re not in the mood to cook, you can explore many restaurants nearby.

Wi-Fi is available, and in the evening, you can enjoy watching television in the relaxing living room. Additional amenities include free street parking and a gym.

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Dunbar, East Lothian, United Kingdom
12.68 km (7.9 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
275 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room (with wi-fi and tv) and bedroom are both comfortable
really well equipped and great wi-fi - i was working in the area and was perfect
great base with good wi-fi important to me as on business
cosy cottage is right and comfortable too
the kitchen is great for cooking in with lots of supplies and utensils
the bathroom was tired and a bit dusty but otherwise clean
instructions before arrival were good and the place was clean
lucy was a wonderful host
lucy is a thoughtful host too
lucy was easy to contact and really helpful
amazing and comfortable apartment great host
we loved this place and lucy was a lovely host
lovely central location in beautiful dunbar
great location for exploring dunbar
top place in a top location
location is fantastic 5 minute walk to the town train station and the sea
great little place amazing location
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6. Comfortable abode with a breakfast bar (from USD 150)

With a huge L-shaped leather sofa, this comfortable abode provides plenty of space for six guests. It is accessible to the high street and golf course and is equipped with three bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms is fitted with a double bed. The home also has Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Many modern elements, such as a walk-in rain shower, a kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a large flat-screen television, are included too. Free on-street parking is available, and pets are also welcome here.

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East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.76 km (8.0 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
118 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were comfy & the additional touches providing tea coffee milk etc was really appreciated
appartment has everything you need and is exactly as shown and described: cozy modern & clean
spotlessly clean well equipped airbnb
immaculately clean & spacious enough for 3 couples
perfect flat clean and new sunny dunny place
aleks is a great host
responsive host who's made a lovely home
aleks was a super host and very quick at responding to us
aleks was a great host really helpful & accommodating
great host great apartment and would definitely stay again :-)
excellent location for exploring dunbar
great location really central to all local hot spots spacious and child friendly
fantastic location and a beautiful spacious flat
wonderful flat within easy walk of all the key spots in dunbar
it's a lovely apartment in a great location
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7. Spacious and bright apartment with a full kitchen

In an excellent location, just a short walk to the main shopping street, this quiet, bright apartment offers fantastic sea views. Suitable for four guests, it is perfect for families or groups of friends. Once you step outside the door, you will be able to enjoy beach access. On a rainy day, take advantage of the large selection of DVDs that the host has kindly compiled.

The kitchen is spacious and equipped with a microwave, an oven, and a stove. A small dining table is included. You can relish meals while hanging out on the balcony that comes with another dining table.

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East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.82 km (8.0 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
206 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
views of the sea from both sitting room and bedroom were excellent
a spacious comfortable apartment with fantastic sea views
) and has a glorious view of the sea from both the bedroom and the sitting room
bei’s apartment is an excellent place to stay in lovely dunbar with great views over the sea
the apartment has a great view out to sea and there are lots of lovely furnishing touches
the place was spotless and sparkling clean
very clean and looks good
clean good bed good shower etc
so cosey and clean
it was spotlessly clean comfortable and cosy and had everything we needed
responsive host who was very helpful
the host communicated very clearly
great little haven by the harbour bei couldnt have been more helpful
bei was quickly responsive to my questions and super accommodating to us
host is lovely and is fast to communicate i'd recommend this place to anyone :)
great location close to the town centre
wonderful flat in a stunning location
great flat - centrally located ideal for high street
top location and nice people
great location for the town & harbour
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8. Ground-floor studio for small families

This ground-floor and one-bedroom studio is a great option for small families or couples. It is about a 10-minute walk to the high street. It provides single and double bedrooms. You are welcome to use the spacious courtyard, which is sunny throughout the day. It is worth noting that the hosts live on the first level and will share access to the courtyard.

On-site parking is available too. There is a dedicated work area and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed on the property, since the hosts have a golden retriever.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
12.85 km (8.0 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
174 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house was well heated and wifi and tv worked perfectly
a homely cosy clean and perfectly located apartment complete with all the amenities you could want
the house was warm beds comfortable
very clean and comfortable
the old harbour house was exceptionally clean cosy and comfortable
place is really clean and tidy
the house was very clean and tidy
it's clean tasteful affordable and right by the ocean
excellent host and great communications
extremely thoughtful host who has thought of everything for our arrival
excellent host can’t do more
we had a lovely stay in ellen's home and she was so helpful throughout our stay
ali was very helpful and friendly noe ellen
perfect location for a holiday
great place in a great location
great value and very central location
a lovely place close to the harbour
location is amazing you can hear the waves crashing as you sleep
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9. Pet-friendly cottage with a garden

This home is perfect for you if you’re looking for a relaxing property with a private garden that includes barbecue facilities. It is a country-style cottage with hardwood floors. It features a living room that boasts stunning sea views, and it is suitable for couples, families, and friends. It can accommodate six people with its three bedrooms.

If you have young children, they can entertain themselves with a variety of children’s toys and books that are offered. Pets are also welcome here. Moreover, there is Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace for those of you who need to stay connected.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.92 km (8.1 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
4 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
house is very clean and tidy
the best host i have had so far
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10. Charming loft with sea views

This charming and cozy vacation rental with sea views is located on a high street. It has a locked bike storage that you are welcome to use. It is accessed via a flight of stairs. The lounge, dining area, and kitchen are perfectly designed to be bright and welcoming. Sleeping options come in the form of a king-sized bed or twin beds, and in total, up to four people can comfortably stay here. There is a power shower, and even the bathroom offers sea views. Free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are included too.

You’ll love some of the antique-designed elements such as the faucets and wooden floors.

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East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
12.69 km (7.9 mi) from National Museum Of Flight
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior design of the apartment was great and there was a surprising amount of storage
i stayed with my 3 sons who has plenty of room to play
very clean comfortable and homely flat
the apartment was very clean and very nicely decorated throughout
a lovely apartment in a really great location
great location for the station the high street and beaches / harbour of dunbar
a wonderful cosy well equipped apartment in an amazing location
lots of lovely little shops near by
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Make Dunbar your next destination

Both the destination and accommodation contribute to your dream vacation. With our list, you will be able to find your ideal home base. You can choose from cozy cottages with harbor views to lovely apartments near the high street.

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