Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nairobi, Kenya - Updated 2024

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Nairobi, which loosely translates to a place of cool waters, and is also known as the City in the Sun, has never stopped to amaze its visitors. Kenya’s capital is reputed as the only city in the world with a national park right at its center, and this alone makes it a real magnet for millions of tourists who troop in every year with the hope of seeing a lion upon arriving at the airport. You can also savor the mouthwatering local cuisines in the restaurants. Whether you are coming for business or pleasure, you will never lack interesting things to do and see in the city. However, comfortable and convenient accommodations will be necessary for a great experience. Scroll down to find our recommendations for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Nairobi, Kenya.

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1. Beautiful A-frame cottage (from USD 125)

Have a lovely moment in this beautiful A-frame cottage, where rustic charm meets modern amenities, where you can sit out on the veranda and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. There is a high-definition TV with Netflix to enjoy shows while lounging. There’s also a Sony sound system with Bluetooth, perfect for playing your favorite tunes and setting the mood.

If you need to work on urgent tasks, a dedicated workspace and Wi-Fi are available to help you. You can also take a break from the screen and enjoy one of the board games available. Head outside to the garden and enjoy a meal at the outdoor dining table. Enjoy the warmth of the fire pit’s flames while sharing some stories.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
12.77 km (8.0 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
232 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house contains all the necessities which made our stay comfortable
loved the appliances in the kitchen that made it so easy to make breakie and a great coffee
what's cool spot the a-frame is so cozy well-appointed and offers a great secure location
it was also very clean
very clean and equipped with everything you would need
clean great bed great shower with pressure and heat
gracious host clean and organised space
the a-frame was spotless clean
alicia is a lovely host very responsive and kind
alisa is a great host
the host is really sweet and great at communicating
beautiful home and kind host
alisa is an amazing host would highly recommend
great location within a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive to restaurants covid testing center etc
its walking distance to great restaurants and shops
great spot super convenient location to access different activities in karen
we loved the location the place and everything else
it is a peaceful location with beautiful touches both inside and out
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2. Charming abode near Nairobi National Park (from USD 97)

This charming abode, near Nairobi National Park, is your perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This home features a balcony, where you can soak in the picturesque views. Upload your beautiful photos during staying on your social media accounts using Wi-Fi. For families with little ones, a crib is provided for your convenience. Rest assured that your children are safe with the fireplace guards installed to prevent accidents.

Enjoy some quality time with your loved ones with the board games available. Seek recommendations for a babysitter if you need some time roaming around the area. The bathtub is the perfect spot to cleanse after a long day of exploring the wildlife. You can also head to the spacious patio for fresh air. Fire up the grill for delectable barbecue meals with your family and friends.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
12.42 km (7.8 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
314 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is spacious and beautifully furnished with every convenience including a well -equipped kitchen
the house is beautiful and very clean
the home is very beautiful clean and serene
lovely host house has a magnificent view and is very clean and well kept
accommodation was spacious super clean and great staff to boot couldn't have asked for more
amazing host and amazing staff
excellent host and staff on ground
real lovely staff around and an amazing garden
host is super amazing thank you for the lovely stay
the staff evelyn and john were very helpful and kind
very pleasant stay really close to nairobi
it's a beautiful location and very peaceful (apart from the airplanes)
fabulous property in a truly amazing location
such a beautiful serene location…
absolutely fantastic home and peaceful location
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3. Fully furnished rustic treehouse (from USD 90)

This is a fully furnished treehouse located in a 10-acre (4.04 ha) piece of land in the suburbs of Ngong. The house is in a secluded and remote location, hence guaranteeing total peace and serenity during your stay. It features a king-size log bed, a private bath, a back porch, and a swimming pool. It doesn’t have any cooking facility, but there is a restaurant onsite where guests can enjoy a variety of local cuisines. Some of the notable points of interest near the treehouse include the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum, while the nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – about a 15-minutes’ drive from the property.

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Karen Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
11.65 km (7.3 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
519 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
boho eatery is delicious the tree house is spacious and beds/linens are comfortable and cozy
lovely place exactly as pictured except for the fact that there’s an extra bed
both places were very clean comfortable and unique
what an amazing place for a getaway clean spacious and good value for money
very clean i wouldn't hesitate a minute to go back there
hot water is available at all times and the rooms are cosy clean and tidy
what a great place the treehouse truly was in the trees and super comfortable and clean
paul was extremely helpful as were the unobtrusive local staff
paul was very attentive and flexible - a great host
wonderful place and fantastic host
paul was a great host quick to respond and very welcoming
the property was beautiful and the hosts were nice
shopping malls and major tourist attractions all very close
funky cool space with great location
the treehouses are a little piece of paradise in an ideal location just outside nairobi
there was a great restaurant onsite for breakfast and location was perfect
it was a great location if you planned to visit the elephant orphanage or the giraffe sanctuary
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4. Tastefully furnished one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Westlands (from USD 30)

Raha is a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment located right at the heart of the Westlands district of Nairobi City. As such, it is just a walking distance from the region’s greatest malls, attractions, restaurants, and nightlife.

This Airbnb in west Nairobi boasts a spacious seating area with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV for entertainment, a spacious dining area, a plush bedroom with a private bath, and a private balcony with beautiful city views. There is also a fitness center within the property for guests who would love to keep fit during their trip.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
2.18 km (1.4 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
89 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
is a very comfortable flat with 2balconies and a very nice view
wifi - perfect next time i'm in nairobi i will definitely book another stay with her
the apt is small but good for a nice staying in nairobi
the stunning apartment is clean and very safe with modern amenities a large living area bedroom and bathroom
everything about this apartment is great and accurate as advertised
sherry's place is clean quiet and comfortable
this one bedroom apartment was tastefully furnished clean and just perfect
the apartment was very clean and cosy with a great view
sherry ' s place was easily accessible clean secure and she was always available to assist
very clean space and stylish will definitely stay here again on my return trip no doubt
the host was responsive to our questions and needs
she was welcoming and extremely helpful
our host was friendly and the security great
sherry is a great host
sherry and co- host were amazing
sherry's place is very well located within walking distance to multiple shopping centers
the location is great within walking distance to public transport restaurants and shops
the location is good; near sarit centre and a mall
it's in a great location
the best thing about this place is the location which is indeed very central
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5. Apartment in a quiet and secure location (from USD 16)

Boushel Place is a one-bedroom apartment located in a quiet and secure location. With great proximity to shopping malls, major highways, and the central business district, this is the best location for an Airbnb in Nairobi.

The apartment is extremely spacious and it features a comfy seating area with fast Wi-Fi internet and a plush couch, a dining area for four, a bedroom with a king bed, a private bath, and a private balcony. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, though there are several great eateries within walking distance for guests who would prefer to eat outside.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
5.46 km (3.4 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
260 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot water and perfect wifi are also worth noting
the apartment is very comfortable with good wifi and netflix
his space has many amenities which made it more comfortable
it was great great amenities great space great bed cable tv excellent wifi and many more
good security and quick wifi
the flat was very clean and well organised
ulo's place was very clean and well maintained
it's clean spacious and homely
a nice clean space to relax and a comfortable bed after traveling
accurate clean comfortable all you need for a local vibe
ulo is a good host
ulo is very friendly and a nice host
ulo was a fantastic host and very accommodating
ulo is very customer friendly and will respond to your requests promptly
ulo himself has been really responsive and we felt good in his home
walking distance to a great mall
nice quite place close to a big shopping mall and the airport
walking distance to good eating and grocery store
it’s near my office great place
its a nice place and close to town
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6. Penthouse studio apartment (from USD 18)

This is a spacious penthouse studio apartment located in a safe and secure residential area and with proximity to a mall and a superhighway. It is one of the cheapest Airbnb in Nairobi with a spacious furnished lounge, fully equipped open kitchen, queen bed, and private bathroom. Downtown Nairobi is less than a 10 minutes’ drive from the property, and this implies that it is in close proximity to the city’s shopping, entertainment, and top attractions.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
10.0 km (6.3 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi works very good
jacque's place is very comfortable and most of the basiv amenities were provided
this is a beautiful apartment with an amazing view of nairobi city
good internet hot shower easy to feel at home
i loved the kitchen which came fully equipped with cooking utensils since i love cooking my meals
nice and clean apartment
its clean and has everything you need
jacqueline's studio was very clean and in a safe building
cosy apartment very clean and functional
and most importantly it was clean
she was very kind and helpful
jacqueline is a great host
jacqueline was the best host possible
she was super accommodating and gave me suggestions on where to go
jacqueline is an excellent host
it's close to a mall that's walking distance which was great for shopping and getting a great meal
place is cute and was ideal for my stay
all in all a great location for a more than fair price
walking distance to nearby entertainment spots and also naivas and garden city mall
i loved staying at jacque place it was right across the road from garden city mall
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7. Rental in secure upmarket area (from USD 35)

This apartment is located in one of the most secure places in Nairobi, and it boasts great proximity to some of the city’s best shopping and entertainment spots.

With a tastefully furnished living room With a flat-screen TV, a comfy sectional, and high-speed Wi-Fi, It is one of the best Airbnb apartments in Nairobi. The kitchen is fully equipped, though there are several eateries within walking distance. The bedroom features a king bed and a private bath with free toiletries. There is also a swimming pool and a fitness center for guests who would love to keep fit during their stay.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
1.61 km (1.0 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
73 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location stylish accomodations with a pool on premises to boot
100%good wifi great location fast responses absolutely 5star will definitely stay again
a very nice and cozy place would book again highly recommended
clean convenient quiet and comfortable
the apartment is sparkling clean and secure
i loved the place very clean and well kept
perfect location clean safe and great hosts
the home was clean and had with all mentioned amenities
great host as always
very good service from the host
peter was a great host
peter was a very helpful host
peter was an amazing host
the location was perfect
great location in the heart of kilimani
even petrol station has good chicken
great place in a great location - highly recommended
awesome location and private place with good security
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8. Renovated bus in a quiet paradise (from USD 101)

This accommodation features a renovated school bus that has been turned into a unique and comfortable “apartment.” The bus is tucked away in a quiet and hidden section of the Karen suburb, and it is a great option to stay close to the city without the bothers of downtown. The bus has two single beds downstairs, and two double beds upstairs giving it the capacity to sleep up to six guests per night. It has an outdoor seating area complete with a fireplace for the cold Nairobi nights. And, from its location, access to shopping malls, banks, restaurants, the airport, and downtown Nairobi is a breeze.

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Nairobi, Kenya
12.83 km (8.0 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
591 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Bus 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous fresh flowers colourful fabric cushions intricate details hot shower
great amenities like coffee water filter books the cd collection too everything was clean and comfortable
the kitchen was well supplied and we managed to warm up our christmas eve dinner
upstairs are two beds in which we slept very well
very clean and well equipped
unique charming fun clean comfortable go stay
in the bathroom it is comfortable to shower and it was very clean
safe and secure clean and quiet
karen is a great host and is very quick to respond to any questions
super responsive and the staff are very helpful
well maintained and a very pleasant and open host
karen is very kind and helpful with everything thing
the guard was very friendly and helpful
easy to find location
the bus is beautiful the location is serene
the bus is nicely decorated
funky different wonderfulnsetting kids loved idea of a bus
lovely bus ~one hour to the airport~convient
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9. Beautiful container cottage

This is a beautiful shipping-container cottage located right at the center of Karen. It is just a few minutes’ walk from shopping malls, restaurants and major transportation hubs. The cottage is self-contained, featuring a spacious seating area, an elegantly designed sleeping section, a private bathroom, a kitchenette, and a spacious verandah. It is safe, peaceful, private, and a great option if you are looking for peace and serenity minutes away from downtown Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
11.72 km (7.3 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
219 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nikki was so kind as to immediately send a small heater for me to warm the sleeping area
the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen running hot water a bathroom and a very comfortable bed
the cottage is completely perfect beautifully decorated quiet and so comfortable
we were warmly welcomed and everything was very clean and comfortable
the facilities are clean cozy and great value for the money
the hosts were very helpful and kind
the host nikki is amazing and her dogs are very friendly
the host is amazing and will always be there to assist you in case of anything
really quaint and different space with amazing hosts
nikki and her family are really nice and kind people
great location in a really beautiful setting
also a great location
super cute house that was a perfect place to stay before heading to the airport the next morning
peaceful tranquil setting close to karen shopping centre and a 2 minute drive from the hub
i couldn’t have asked for a better location for me was perfect 10 minute walk to the hub mall
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10. River cottage in a lush surrounding

The river cottage is located in a lush surrounding with an actual river passing just a few meters from the cottage. It is located in central Karen, and this guarantees proximity to malls, restaurants, shops and some of the leading tourist destinations in the area. It is fully furnished, with a comfy living area, a fireplace, a plush bedroom with a private bath, and an outdoor lounge area. This is an incredible choice if you are looking for a quiet escape not located far from the city center.

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Nairobi, Kenya
12.94 km (8.1 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
219 reviews  
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fireplace was well set up and kept us warm :) kitchen was well stocked
comfortable bed and nice linens
cabin was clean and always cozy and warm thanks to the fireplace relatively easy to find
thanks to the owner who was really hospital and kind all the way
hosts were also nice and responsive
jonathan was very welcoming and accommodating
props also to georgina for being a responsive and hospitable host
the place has a refreshing vibe to it and the host was wonderful
close to attractions in beautiful location
very cute place to stay
we loved the location - in a serene area near a few activities easy access to the airport
such a sweet spot and v central for karen
lovely quiet location but close to karen center
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11. Nicely furnished studio apartment

This is a nicely furnished studio apartment located at the heart of the Westlands Business District of Nairobi. It boasts a nice ambiance, good security, and a relaxing environment not thronged by the locals. Inside the studio apartment, there is a fully furnished kitchen, a plush king bed, and a spacious seating area with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a dining area. The location of the apartment is minutes away from downtown Nairobi where you’ll find a plethora of shopping and entertainment joints.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
3.88 km (2.5 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
78 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a pleasure to stay here the room is very clean with modern furniture and many more amenities
nice apartment with brand new appliances
excellent clean room and equipments
his place is clean and everything it is touted to be
good communication great customer service clean quiet
the place is stylish well organized with white bed sheets and curtains make it spacious and clean
the residence was clean and proximity to most places is just perfect
melvin is a great host too
melvin was accommodating and helpful
the host also is very friendly and flexible all the time
melvin is a fantastic responsive and kind host
the best place you need to visit very secured place clean and the host is super friendly
the place is ideal and worth the cost
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12. Executive studio apartment

This is a warm, executive studio apartment located in one of the city’s safest and most secure neighborhoods. It is tastefully furnished, with a comfortable seating area where you will find a flat-screen TV and fast Wi-Fi internet for entertainment. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the appliances you may need for a decent meal, while the sleeping area is also nicely furnished to help you have restful nights. From the apartment’s location, accessing shopping malls, popular attractions, and downtown Nairobi is a breeze, and since it is a secure neighborhood, you can walk in and leave at any time without worrying about getting mugged.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
2.09 km (1.3 mi) from The Nairobi Arboretum
99 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
clean safe and comfortable
achieng’s place is wonderful and spotlessly clean
very clean house and thoughtful enough to leave some sweet snacks for us
the apartment is really clean and easy to access
achieng's apartment is really really lovely - nice decor clean and well equipped
most friendly host with a very beautiful home
achieng is a wonderful host
awesome host an awesome studio apartment
thank you for hosting us again
achieng is a great host i highly recommend the place
this is a cosy flat in a secure neighbourhood quite close to town
the location was perfect for me a walking distance to the centre and to westlands
chandarana foodplus is a 4min walk so easy to buy groceries
a good place to stay in nairobi
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Enjoy the warmth and comfort of Nairobi

Whether you are traveling to Nairobi for business or pleasure, comfortable accommodation is vital for your overall stay. Choose any of the top Airbnbs in Nairobi, Kenya, discussed above, to give yourself a chance to enjoy the warmth and comfort of Nairobi.

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