Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kochi, India - Updated 2024

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Nestled on India’s southwest coast, Kochi is the gateway to Kerala. It is an utterly quaint destination, exuding its British, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Indian history with pride. While it is loaded with historical architecture and culture, there are quite a few local festivals that bring out the best of the South Indian vibe. There are beautiful beaches, must-visit cafes, a hotspot of Keralan arts, 24-hour restaurants, and some of the most magnificent relics of colonial architecture that you just cannot miss. Hitch a cab and tour through the old-worldly charm of this South Indian city and you’ll be smitten. While you’re at it, don’t forget to book the accommodation. Continue reading to learn more about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Kochi, India.

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 May 21, 2024.

1. Traditional villa by the river with great views of the backwaters (from USD 40)

While Kochi is brimming with some of the best hotels with a sea view, if you would like to have a home-away-from-home experience, you can consider booking this Airbnb that rests on the scenic Panagad Island.

The sprawling house spans 3,000 sq ft (278.71 sq m) of land and is a delightful abode for couples and small families. Queen-sized beds lull you to a good night’s sleep after an eventful day of exploration on the famous backwaters of Kerala. You can wake up to picturesque views of the swaying palms and savour a cup of coffee on the bench of the patio that overlooks a natural pond.

Designed with the quintessential flavours of Southern India, the villa also has a well-lit living room - guests can lounge on the sofa and watch TV. Other modern amenities include WiFi, a workspace, and an equipped kitchen.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
10.08 km (6.3 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
126 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good air conditionning and fans two bathroom really is a plus
i would recommend highly if they had a better a/c set up
the best part was the kitchen cooking with the backwater view
Cleanliness:
everything was sparkling clean and very functional
kitchen was spacious clean and tidy plus has all the utensils you would need
Host:
the host is very responsive
infanta is such an amazing host
infanta was a great host
the host was great and helpful
infanta was a wonderful host with great little touches like buying bread and milk
Location:
to begin with the location of the property is breathtaking
infanta's villa is charming and you can't beat the location by the river
the location of the villa is at a serene place and just beside riverside
a serene location in nature's lap with a responsible and helpful host
all in all a great place to stay
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2. Comfortable house in Ernakulum with a manicured garden

Tourists flock to Kochi from all over the globe and enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the 5-star hotels. If you, however, want to experience something different during your stay that is equally equipped and deluxe as a hotel room, you can take note of this spacious Airbnb in Ernakulum. Nestled in an upscale neighbourhood, the house is away from the noise and hubbub even while being well-connected to major roads.

The air-conditioned house also has ceiling fans and ensures comfort all year round. An internet connection keeps you connected to folks back home. Craving homecooked meals in the middle of the night? Head to the modular kitchen that is ready to witness your gastronomic adventures.

Out on the manicured lawn, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll while taking in the cool breeze or read a book while lying on the soft tufts of grass.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
5.48 km (3.5 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
61 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the balcony is amazing there is a well equipped kitchen
comfortable bed neat modern toilet and kitchen areas
Cleanliness:
ahhhh this place is so clean and so beautiful
the house was spotless and was superb to stay in
super clean spacious property at prime location
hands down one of the best maintained and spotless stays i've ever been to
the flat is fully equiped and very clean
Host:
the host was friendly
shaji was very helpful throughout my brief stay
the host mr shaji was very helpful of our needs
amazing property and host
shaji was an extremely proactive and helpful host
Location:
the house is in prime location yet very calm
i came with three friends and we all really loved the location and the rooms
backwaters view is what stood out enjoying a morning tea in the peaceful location is totally worth
the place is tucked away from the hustle nd bustle of the city and has amazing views
swiggy and uber is easily available in this location
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3. Cosy space with sea views (from USD 22)

Don’t want to book out an entire rental? Go for a private room. Fortunately, there are four private and independent rooms up for grabs here. Up to two guests can be easily accommodated in each of the private rooms, all of which share a common verandah, spectacular sea views, and an open area with four hammocks. All rooms have an attached bathroom and are equipped with basic essentials. Food can also be made available in the rooms, provided you allow a three-hour prior notice to the host.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
2.76 km (1.8 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
148 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was basic but perfectly nice and had ac and wifi
our first 2 nights at sea hut were very comfortable in an air con room
aunty also offered us delicious appams with vegetable curry for breakfast
the outdoor space was incredibly relaxing with hammocks swings and comfortable seating
the room and bathroom were very clean with plenty of space with a fan and air on
Cleanliness:
very clean and calm
very clean and comfortable
very clean and tidy accommodation
the rooms itself are clean and cozy
lovely and clean home in a quiet neighborhood
Host:
the hosts were lovely
the staff people were all very polite and cheerful
absolutely lovely and welcoming host
sharath is a great host
amazing kind hearted hosts who love to look after you and share their lives and culture
Location:
so location wise this is a perfect place
great place away from the centre of fort kochi
perfect location and perfect vibe
sea hut was a relaxing beautiful location which was well located for sightseeing and exploring the area
very peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of fort kochi
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4. Nicely furnished villa with river views (from USD 90)

Done up in a 20th-century style, this two-bedroom villa is a nice option you can consider. It enjoys lovely river views and has been furnished in an aesthetic manner. The terrace balcony is an excellent spot to soak in the best of Kochi’s airs. There is also a hot tub on site that guests can make use of. Additionally, there is a fully functioning kitchen for you to whip up meals.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
4.61 km (2.9 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
89 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place was clean
Host:
fabin was an excellent host
very well maintained place and fabin was so helpful and responsive
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5. Three-person rental near a fish farm (from USD 16)

Ideal for those travelling in threes, this one-bedroom homestay is about as well-equipped and comfortable as it gets. It is fronted by a fish farm, making it a great accommodation for those of you who enjoy fishing. Else, you can also venture a little farther for a dinghy boat ride in the city’s backwaters. 24-hour and unlimited access to WiFi is available here. Additional bedding can be provided at an added cost of 4 USD.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
5.57 km (3.5 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Host:
jinson is a kind host
jinson is a great host
johnson is very sweet and helpful
his parents were also quite helpful during our stay there
the host offered us free tasty breakfast as well
Location:
i would absolutely recommend jinson's place to anyone who wishes to stay near the fort kochi area
but if you are prepared for that it is a great place to stay
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6. Private room near sightseeing locations (from USD 10)

This excellent private room is housed within a larger house and equipped with well-appointed common areas such as a sitting area, a kitchen, and more that guests can make use of. The room has an attached washroom and is provisioned sufficiently for two occupants. Several sightseeing locations are a five-minute walking distance from this place, making it is an ideal location for those of you looking to explore Kochi to the fullest. There is also a shared roof terrace and kitchen here that you can make use of.

Stayed at this property?
Cochin, Kerala, India
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
on top of this a delicious home-cooked breakfast with coffee and fresh fruit for just 100 inr
anitha is an excellent host the breakfast a traditional vegetarian affair was very tasty
they also whip up a delicious breakfast which should not be missed
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious room
spotless so clean that you could give more than 5 stars
the house is extremely clean and tidy
it is a convenient and a clean place
the room was clean and great value
Host:
excellent service from both owner and wife anitha
hosts are very friendly
anitha is a wonderful host
anitha is a lovely host
they are not hosts but super hosts and i thank them with great gratitude
Location:
the location is great 5 min walk to main fort kochi area
the location is just perfect at the heart of fort kochi in walking distance to everywhere
ethan's homestay is well located very close to the places of interest
the location was perfect with being able to walk everywhere
if you are in kochi choose this place :)
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7. Beach-house villa for four (from USD 48)

Enjoying a fabulous frontage of the Arabian Sea, this two-bedroom Airbnb by the beach in Kochi is an excellent accommodation for four. You can opt to occupy just one room as it is sufficient for two guests. The rental has been done in a sophisticated fashion, complete with charming furnishings and standard essentials. While it is a relaxing retreat indoors, right outside is a private beach that you can relish to the fullest. Fishing, beachcombing, and luxuriating by the sea are some of the many activities you can enjoy here. Other local attractions are also nearby. Home-made breakfast is provided at this rental and you can opt-in for continental breakfast or a traditional Keralan feast.

Stayed at this property?
Vypin, Kerala, India
20.45 km (12.8 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
18 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
unnikannan is really helpful and a fantastic host too
Location:
the location is just beautiful
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8. Well-appointed condominium at a central location (from USD 36)

Book out this two-bedroom Airbnb near Marine Drive in Kochi if you’re travelling as a family. It is located in the heart of the city and is perfectly safe as well. All standard amenities are provided here, including a study desk in one of the bedrooms that can be used by kids. The kitchen is equipped with the basics, including cleaning agents, a refrigerator, a stove, a chimney, and storage space. You’ll have to stock whatever you’re likely to need. This rental enjoys easy access to all sightseeing locations and public transport is readily available right outside.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
2.84 km (1.8 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all amenities were present the kitchen was fully equipped and the entire experience was very very comfortable
it had all the amenities for a comfortable stay and we had a wonderful time there
excellent location with all facilities and amenities one would reasonably expect
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
jackson kept the apartment clean and tidy
the house is spacious and clean
the place was superb and sparkling clean we really enjoyed staying here
very clean and spacious flat with a lot of amenities
Host:
jackson is an amazing host
jackson is a fantastic host
the host was always quick to respond and very friendly
thank you jackson for being such a wonderful host
very homey and very kind hosts
Location:
great location near to marine drive
nice apartment on very prominent location just on marine drive
great place well located and with all the facilities required
the flat is in a very convenient location with easy access to shops parks etc
the property is at a very prime location and everything is easily accessible
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9. Charming quarters at a great location (from USD 16)

This private Airbnb near the airport in Kochi is ideal for solo travellers. The room is located on the first floor of a family home and has a double bed and a private bathroom that is equipped with basic essentials (complimentary toiletries included). There are six private rooms up for grabs here so you can book more rooms if you are travelling with a group. There is a shared lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a roof terrace that can be accessed by all the occupants of the rooms. Laundry services and airport pick-up can also be arranged if you inform the host in advance. There are several local attractions nearby and a major bus junction in close proximity. Aside from Kochi, you can also visit neighbouring towns with ease.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
1.89 km (1.2 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
108 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi works extremely well
a/c worked very well wifi too
the room had all the listed amenities and a nice little balcony
room was very nice excellent air conditioning and good privacy
also the wi-fi speed was considerably good
Cleanliness:
room was very clean as well
the room was very clean
the room was just as advertised and the bathroom modern and very clean
new clean and comfortable
the room is sparkling clean and everything is newly done and very modern
Host:
johnson and his family are reallly nice hosts
johnson is an excellent host
the host johnson was great
johnson is an excellent host
johnson is helpful and courteous
Location:
this is the perfect location right walking distance of everything
good location close to beach st
the location was perfect everything is in walking distance
great location right near everything in fort kochi
location of the homestay is residential yet central to all the attractions in fort kochi
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10. Lovely lodging with standard amenities (from USD 16)

Complete with air-conditioning, double bed, attached private washroom, and kitchen, this private room at this rental is a great option for two people. It is a 15 minutes’ drive away from central Kochi and other local sightseeing locations, making it easy for you to enjoy quietude and explore the city. A complimentary traditional Kerala breakfast is provided to guests. Laundry services and airport pick-up and drop-off can also be arranged on prior notice.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
5.29 km (3.3 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
54 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the area was calm :)the wifi worked very slow
the rooms were maintained really well and there was a complete freedom of space and privacy
well equipped kitchen spacious living room nice bedroom with ac and attached washroom
the tony's homestay is so pleasant you've your appartment kitchen ac room living room and all commodities
the home: an immaculately clean separate upstairs apartment with a/c bedroom 2 baths balcony living-dining and kitchen
Cleanliness:
very clean quiet andspacious appt
cleanliness of the house was remarkable
a sparking clean home with an amazing terrace
the apartment was simple clean and very adequate
the room and flat were clean and in order
Host:
the service is attentive and nice
daphny was very helpful throughout the stay
host tony and his wife delivered us the best service
very homely and helpful hosts
great hosts and value for money
Location:
located in a lovely residential neighbourhood
quiet relaxing location with good transport options for reaching attractions
a neat tidy place with enough room to stash your stuff
the place is ideal for a calm stay by couples or family
fantastic place; worth every penny
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11. Snug cottage offering home-cooked meals (from USD 30)

This beautiful cottage Airbnb near Fort Kochi is an ideal abode for up to four people. It is located in one of Kochi’s best residential neighbourhoods and enjoys easy access to its beaches and other local attractions. You can hitch a short, five-minute ferry ride from a nearby location to get to Fort Kochi. The house itself has French windows that allow great views, a patio towards the rear, and a front courtyard aside from standard facilities. Authentic home-cooked Kerala food can also be made available at a reasonable added rate if you let the host know beforehand.

Stayed at this property?
Vypin, Kerala, India
2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
170 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pocket wifi is my favorite
beautiful house with all amenities kitchen accessories
the cottage is extremely cute with a nice bedroom spacious living area and a fully functional kitchen
the cottage has a well equipped kitchen and is spacious and comfortable
the kitchen was well equipped with utensils and supplies like salt jam sugar spices
Cleanliness:
clean neat and tidy
great place shinning clean :)
clean spacious and lovely neighbours
beautiful and super super clean place
the house is beautiful and kept clean
Host:
the care taker mr
easy to communicate the care taker and host
care taker also friendly and handy
pious the care taker very obliging and helpful
the care taker robin is is super flexible and helpful
Location:
awesome location as well
the location is quiet and in nice neighborhood and very close to the ferry to fort kochi
this was property was perfect location and facilities
location is great kitchen is well stocked
close to transport calm vicinity
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12. Private room with shared kitchen

This private room is a good option for two. It is located on the ground floor and enjoys a separate entrance to ensure guests enjoy maximum privacy. You have the option of booking an air-conditioned room. If a cold room isn’t too much of a big deal for you, you can opt for a room without air-conditioning for a different price. Regardless of whichever room you choose, you’ll also have access to a shared kitchen, a dining area, and a living area.

Stayed at this property?
Kochi, Kerala, India
2.09 km (1.3 mi) from Mattancherry Palace
37 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s got all amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible
the bathroom and kitchen are the nicest i ever had in india almost like european standards
we had a very comfortable stay
bathroom all looked newly fitted- great strong shower and proper toilet
wonderful large place with separate bedroom living room kitchen and bathroom
Cleanliness:
so clean and comfortable
the sheets and towels were also very clean and nice smelling
the place was exceedingly clean
the house is very clean and spacious
excellent property spotless clean with all amenities
Host:
thank you henry for being a good host
“ henry is a great host
henry is a wonderful host and a very humble person
henry is a very kind and helpful host
thank you henry for hosting us
Location:
close to all attractions
great location walking distance to fort kochi but in a quiet area
this place is awesome in a prime location i kochi
it is in a nice area and easy to walk to everything
it's a bit away from the main k b jacob road and placed in a very peaceful location
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Beauty at its best

While in Kochi, you can also hitch wooden houseboat tours or go exploring the roots of Ayurveda. If not explore, at least go in for one of the excellent Ayurvedic massages such as Shirodhara (four-hand massage) or try some street food. Safe to say, there’s quite a bit to do here. November to March is the best time to travel to Kochi. Although it may be a tad crowded, rest assured you’ll enjoy it thoroughly.

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