12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Updated 2024

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Rituparna Pal
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Formerly known as Madras until 1996, Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and also the most significant cultural, economic, and educational centre of South India. It’s famous as the health capital of the country as well. Of course, a medical visit is just one of many reasons for people to travel to this destination. There are plenty of things to do alone as well! The beaches in Chennai are worth paying a visit to, and the ancient Anglo-Indian architecture all over the city will definitely delight any history buff. As for culture lovers, there are numerous festivals held in town the whole year. Foodies will also delight in the best spots for biryani. Now that you know more about the place, let’s take a look at this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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 June 26, 2024.

1. Comfortable Airbnb in the heart of the city (from USD 48)

If you are looking for a great serviced apartment in Chennai, you must consider this Airbnb. Spread over two sprawling bedrooms, it can comfortably sleep four people. You can bring your furry friends along. There is a free-to-use washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

Exquisite furnishings in the spruced-up living room provide a great ambiance and blends beautifully with the TV and sound system. This child-friendly apartment has a baby cot, window guards, and board games for young children. The rooms come equipped with air-conditioning and heaters that ensure a comfy stay all year round. A workspace aided by Wifi can be used if there is a need for remote work. The full kitchen has high-end appliances for meal preparations.

Free car parking is available on the premises. Smoking is allowed indoors. Cleaning facilities are available during the stay, along with a free-to-use washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

Tip from Trip101 local expert



Goethe Institut Chennai is a stone's throw away from this rental unit. They host a wide variety of cultural events, such as film screenings, performances, reading sessions, and more, throughout the year. I have used their auditorium hall for rehearsals - not only is the space ample, but they also provide good-quality technical support. 

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7.15 km (4.5 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
133 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi was absolutely great with speed of more than 100mbps
location and view outside the apt is great
kitchen has everything utensils wise any consumables you need to bring for example oil sugar coffee etc
great stay very comfortable and has such a great view
excellent location very comfortable apartment amenities helpful staff
clean and well maintained
the place was clean and good
clean and well-equipped apartment
very clean and spacious rooms and bathrooms
a nice clean place that was stocked with cleaning and kitchen essentials
great support staff very endearing
host lenin was great
property management staff were also very prompt and friendly
all staffs are very kind and helpful
lenin is a wonderful host
the location is very good
great place at a great location
great place in the middle of the city
very good house at a prime location
it's in the best location and you're in the best hands
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2. Fabulous Airbnb with free car parking

This contemporary condo with minimalistic decor is replete with modern amenities, making it an ideal choice for families, couples, and solo travellers. The air-conditioned spaces have a 24-hour power backup aided by a generator. You will have an immaculately designed full kitchen that has everything, ranging from an induction cooker and a toaster to a refrigerator and a microwave.

A security guard is available for guests’ safety. The parking garage has space for one car, and you can park for free.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
9.09 km (5.7 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was way better than we expected
the stay was extremely good and comfortable
the place is very clean and well organized
pleasant clean spacious n beautiful place
damayanti's place was comfortable clean and spacious
highly recommended home to stay well maintained superb sparkling clean
very clean well ventilated well furnished has all the amenities
she was very responsive and very accommodative to our requests
host is simply a great soul
very helpful and flexible host
her prompt responses and suggestions were very helpful for us
dhamayanthi is an awesome host very friendly and easy to communicate
definitely a worth place to stay in chennai
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3. Private room with a tropical theme (from USD 37)

As you arrive at this Airbnb monthly rental in Chennai, you will be welcomed with a beautiful tropical garden. The private room you’ll be staying in is a part of the main house, but it has its own entrance gate, so you don’t have to worry about your privacy. The bedroom has three beds to accommodate three people. Sleep amidst quiet surroundings and wake up to a magnificent sunrise seen from the window. In the afternoon, you can relax on a hammock with a mango grove around it. Whether you home-cook your meals or prefer to take them away, you won’t have to worry since there is a kitchen in the house and the location is covered by food-delivery apps.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
10.39 km (6.5 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
293 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire place 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is nicely lit and has retro furniture
the amenities in the kitchen were also quite good
the room is adorned with nice furniture along with a huge tv and a work table
ro water is available power and wifi is very stable
clean rooms we can do some quick cooking on induction stove amazon fire stick available for playing netflix hotstar
and place so clean and beautifully decorated
the place has been kept very clean and it’s maintenance is spotless
excellent place to stay very clean large room kitchen and clean toilet
the roms were clean and comfortable
it was sparkling clean
mahesh sir is a wonderful host
mahesh sir is a wonderful host
mahesh sir is such a wonderful host with proper response
amazing hospitality and the host respects the guests privacy
the hosts were so well mannered
the location is safe in a calm neighborhood
the house is located in a serene neighbourhood
the house is situated in an ideal location
great place to stay and convenient location
mahesh ji's home is located in a serene location
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4. Luxurious villa by the beach (from USD 479)

Bring the whole party to this fancy villa with pool, and enjoy the luxurious facilities on offer. Marvel at spectacular views from the windows or the terrace while sipping your favourite drink. On a hot day, dip into the infinity pool and relish the fresh sensation, with the ocean as your background. The four bedrooms have a king bed and three queen beds, and each room is connected to a bathroom that’s fitted with amenities. If you feel like having a walk, the beach is just minutes away from the property.

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Kanathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
16.99 km (10.6 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
99 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best infinity pool view in ecr
hospitality beach view rooms services amenities etc etc are perfect
beach view from the swimming pool is the best (heaven i tell you)
tv in all rooms and one more ac in living room will be a great plus for sreerosh
the pool and the sea breeze make for a winning combination
the host was friendly and attentive
it was easy to interact with the care taker
would like to thank the staffs for making our trip enjoyable
the location is unbeatable the host is very responsive the care taker is very helpful
staff ( esp the cook/caretaker) makes it a delight to stay in
an ideal location far from the chennai crowd
beautiful place and location for a great stay
it's a great house at a great location
beautiful place we had a great time chilling especially in the infinity pool
fantastic location well maintained property and extremely kind staff
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5. A homey property in the heart of Chennai

Located in a quiet neighbourhood in Chennai, this Airbnb serviced apartment in Chennai will make you feel right at home. The spacious bedroom has a double bed, an air conditioner, TV, and an attached bathroom that’s complete with shower amenities, including hot and cold water. Every room is remarkably clean and well-ventilated. For an extra charge, the host can provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon snacks, and drinks that you can enjoy while relaxing in the house.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4.19 km (2.7 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
183 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
efficient air conditionning in the sleeping room (which you can switch on/off yourself)
the breakfast and coffee are just so good
next morning vasantha ji fed me so well with tasty pongal for breakfast
to top it all the breakfast lunch and coffee were super and served with warmth
vasantha's south indian breakfasts are incredible and the space is perfect for both an overnight or longer stay
clean and quite environment
very clean and comfortable
the room is very clean and maintained everyday
there are very clean n peaceful place to stay
it was a wonderfully clean and comfortable room
the hosts are superb
the hosts were fabulous
she is a fantastic host
mr jairaman and mrs vasantha are wonderful hosts
host are kind to help us
the location was excellent and central
the location is central and one can find good restaurants at a walkable distance
the location of the place was just perfect for us
the house is very well situated close to popular marina beach and elliot's beach
it was a nice location and the house is so beautiful and well maintained
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6. Spacious private beach house for group fun

Enjoy this lovely beach house with your family or friends. It can accommodate up to 15 people in the 4 bedrooms and a common space. It also offers amenities like that of modern hotels. The lawn, swimming pool, and sporting facilities can be used for your entertainment. To make your stay more fun, you can utilize the kitchen facilities—which include pots and pans, microwave, refrigerator, and stove—to cook your meals. Wifi is available throughout the property, so you and your friends can share the experience on social media.

Tip from Trip101 local expert



Busy stuffing my face at Joe's Cafe! Lost in Tropical Iceberg

Mahabalipuram, just a 30-minute drive from here, has a large number of eateries serving delicious food. If you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast early in the morning, go for a drive and make a stop at Joe's Cafe in the coastal town. My favorites here are the pancakes and the crepes, but you can order anything from their menu, and they won't disappoint. The serving time is a bit long, but the freshly prepared food is worth the wait. Last time, I had their spinach cheese pancake, and it was as yummy as it was healthy. 

They also specialize in cold coffee. I can vouch for their coconut-flavored iced coffee and Tropical Iceberg (chocolate milk with ice cream). 

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
16.12 km (10.1 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
105 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 6 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedding arrangements were good could accommodate a dozen more lol
swimming pool was very well maintained and is a complete entertainment
lovely ambience large bedrooms plenty of linens bed sheets and pillows
the place was well maintained and had a very comfortable stay throughout
clean and well maintained
the property was clean and well maintained
the place is very clean and spacious
rooms are well maintained and kept clean
incredibly clean rooms with super comfortable mattresses
the host was quite responsive
great support by host n caretaker
the hosts are very sweet and made us feel like home
the hosts were helpful proactive and professional
the host was great and quick apt communications
such a gr8 place
the location was perfect right next to beach
great place and location to spend your weekend
very good location before mayajaal and very close to the city
place is located very well with easy access to restaurants go carting etc
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7. Posh apartment in a quiet neighbourhood (from USD 33)

Preeti’s Pad is located at a posh apartment complex in a strategically located area that’s quiet and peaceful. The interior is airy and well-lit, so you will feel comfortable lounging in the living room while watching television. As for the sleeping quarters, it’s a double bedroom that’s connected to the bathroom. You will be pleased to know that the apartment is well-equipped and facilitated. It has Wifi connection that you can freely use, along with a washing machine and dryer in the building. For an even more relaxing experience, air-conditioning is available all throughout the property. You can also access some family-friendly features, such as babysitter recommendations and children’s tableware.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8.91 km (5.6 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
135 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is clean comfortable and has all the necessary amenities for a traveller
she served hot breakfast with coffee with a nice morning conversation to start my day
the breakfast was very delicious and available on time as i leave a bit early for work
preeti an amazing host i didn't feel like i was living next room to a complete stranger
the place is sparkling clean it has all the amenities for a very comfortable stay
everything is tidy and clean inside
very clean space in the heart of chennai
beautiful flat tastefully decorated comfortable neat and clean
the property is super clean aesthetically maintained and is in one of the prime locations of chennai
the place is clean comfortable and easily accessible and is shared with preeti herself
host is too good
preeti was a great host
she was kind she was caring
preeti is an amazing host
looking forward to host you at delhi :-)
the location is very good
the apartment is located at very good location for easy transportation
this place is situated at a superb location
fantastic location and surrounded by fabulous restaurants
superb location with so may food options in the neighborhood
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8. Strategically located and well-equipped terrace studio (from USD 18)

Experience a unique stay at this terrace studio that’s situated in the heart of Cholamandal Artist Village. Not only is it close to Cholamandal Art Gallery and Museum, but you can also quickly drive to Crocodile Bank and Dakshinachitra from the property. If you love historical sites, you’ll be excited to know that this studio is close to Mahabalipuram as well. The unit features a bedroom with two beds and a bathroom. Equipped with a spacious living room and ideal for a pair of lovebirds, this couple-friendly Airbnb in Chennai also comes equipped with Wifi access if you have some work to do.

Tip from Trip101 local expert



The pool

If the Chennai heat gets to you, head to the Just Swim India Injambakkam branch, just a five-minute drive from this place. You don't need to be a member to access the pool. If you know how to swim and have your swimsuit, you just need to pay 350 INR per hour to use the pool. Every summer, I sign up for six months and keeping my cool in Chennai's heat becomes much easier. 

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8.62 km (5.4 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
114 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was well equipped and patricia kindly left tea coffee water and snacks on arrival
setting up an air conditioner would make this a perfect place to stay in summer
sometimes it can be so cool that you might have to even turn the fan off
the room is very palatial cool and with a view of the green backyard
the clearence between the fan and the top of your head is not much
the bed was comfortable with clean sheets and without any bugs
it is very neat clean and hygienic
it is very clean comfortable simple and tastefully decorated
the room and the washroom was spotlessly clean
clean cozy and good location 5-7 minutes from the ocean
host is nice person
excellent host who is very hospitile
the host is very helpful and responds to any requests
the host is very helpful and responds to any requests
patricia is a great host - full of enthusiasm and a lovely story to share
the location is fantastic
serene place very close to the beach
serene location to enjoy your personal time
chollamandal is wonderful experience of an artist commune that is a 10 minute walk to the beach
it’s a good studio apartment with market in walking distance
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9. Air-conditioned studio by the beach

Make your stay in Chennai more comfortable by staying at this private studio that’s located by the beach. You can live like the natives by walking on the beach at sunrise or blending in to explore the local nightlife. The property is close to several food joints that you can visit by walking, along with a number of attractions nearby, such as Arupadai Veedu Temple, Ashtalakshmi Temple, and many others. The host provides essentials for your stay, such as towels, bedsheets, bathing amenities, and toilet paper. No need to look for a hotel with in-room kitchen–you can use the well-equipped kitchen at this rental to cook your meals.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
220 meters (0.2 ft) from Besant Nagar Beach
48 reviews  
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is very comfortable and has all the basic amenities for a peaceful stay
he also arranges for all the basic things like eggs coffee and all for a comfortable stay
this was a super convenient space to elliot’s beach with a very spacious room at a great budget rate
the host was extremely friendly
nice and helpful host
he was so helpful and quite accommodating with our requests
very kind and always helpful host
thank you for hosting me
perfect location just across the besant nagar beach
nice place at amazing location
excellent location and value for money
great and secure place in a great location
great place right on elliot's beach in besant nagar
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10. Minimalist traditional house with air-conditioning

Book this ideal accommodation for you and your family during your visit to Chennai. The location is close to the beach, which is perfect if there are children in your group. Its proximity to food joints is another convenience. Besides the regular amenities such as towels, bedsheets, and shower facilities, you can also use the coffeemaker, dishes and silverware, and other kitchen equipment to make a homecooked meal for your family.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
220 meters (0.2 ft) from Besant Nagar Beach
43 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi washing machine and fully equipped kitchen would make for a comfortable longer term stay
the house had many thoughtful touches which made our stay quite comfortable
comfortable spacious apartment in one of chennai's nicest neighbourhoods
rooms are clean and u just feel like home
according to my guests the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the place could be much better
the host was very friendly and available for help
the host went out of his way to make my stay most comfortable and enjoyable
ramalingam is a very nice host
host was waiting at door steps to receive me with smile
ramalingam is a lovely host
this is an excellent location
great location right next to the beach
the house location is excellent right next to the beach and in a prime location in chennai
the location is good mr
the place is awesome near to the market and sea beach
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11. Luxurious condo with high-speed internet and close to the airport

This fully furnished apartment boasts a convenient location near the airport, along with a grocery store in the complex. It has one bedroom that’s air-conditioned and fitted with a king-sized bed and a spacious living room with a comfortable three-seater couch. The bathroom is fully equipped with amenities that include shampoo, towels, and hairdryer. If you’re staying longer, you can also use the washing machine for free. For your entertainment, the host provides speedy wireless internet and an LCD TV that’s connected to Amazon Prime.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
14.28 km (8.9 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
98 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the amenities described was perfectly available including the speed mentioned on wifi
awesome tv with amazon firestick
amenities and facilities are awesome
the amenities available in the apartment were carefully thought of as well
it’s a nice and comfortable place to stay with all the basic amenities being taken care of
it is clean and cosy
place is clean and safe
peace and clean environment
the rooms were clean and neat
the house was kept spotless clean with the maid coming in to do the cleaning every day
host response was so good
the host was amazing
host was readily & easily reachable
the home definitely resembles the host who is warm and always welcoming
very considerate host and flexible
the location is absolute perfection
great location and highly preferable
gayathri’s flat is ideal if you are looking for something close to the airport
the apartment is located in a society and at a good location
amazing place and great location
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12. A fully furnished apartment that’s close to everything

This lovely apartment is conveniently located around 10 to 15 minutes from Chennai Airport, along with several shopping malls that can entertain you during your stay. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you will be comfortable in the spacious living room that has air-conditioning, cable TV, and high-speed Wifi—which is excellent if you need to work. The beds are covered with fresh linens, and the bathrooms are filled with amenities.

Stayed at this property?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
14.15 km (8.8 mi) from Besant Nagar Beach
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was very comfortable and had great view to boot
the apartment is very thoughtfully furnished with all amenities in place
the appartment offers a huge living room with ceiling fans enough seats for 5-6 people and a generous kitchen
we had a very comfortable stay at ramanujam’s place
the apartment is great it was very clean and the amenities were perfect
house was clean and beautiful
nice apartment in a clean and modern complex
place is clean
the place was good and clean
clean spacious and well located
mr ramanujam was a very kind host
hosts were very helpful and friendly
ramanujam is a wonderful host
the hosts are extraordinary nice adequate and helpful people full of sincere hospitality and kindness
good and carrying host
ramanujan's place is nicely located and in a safe location
location is perfect for travellers at the highway and close to the airport
the location has a veg/fruit market and a small supermarket with fair pricing
wish we visit the place again
very safe and good gated community close to airport
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Experience simple living during your visit to Chennai

Being the centre of culture, Chennai makes for an interesting destination. You can book the best Airbnb in Chennai for couples if you are looking forward to a romantic getaway, or a homey studio if you are travelling solo. Choose one of these top accommodations when you’re visiting the city, and have a trip that you won’t soon forget. For more accommodation options, have a look at the best sea-view hotels and beach resorts as well.

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