10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Lerwick, UK - Updated 2023


Lerwick is the largest town in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It has a historical town centre that is great to explore on foot. Some of the noteworthy attractions here include the 18th-century Fort Charlotte, the 19th-century Lerwick Town Hall, and Clickimin Broch that dates back to 700 BC. The 18th-century Böd of Gremista is also a must-visit. It was once a local fishing booth and now serves as a museum where visitors can see how Shetland Islands’ inhabitants lived back in the day. Lerwick is also a great departure point for discovering other places of interest on the Shetland Islands, including Scalloway, Trondra, Burra, and more. For a perfect base, check this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Lerwick, UK.

1. Spacious Edwardian home for six (from USD 108)

This spacious Edwardian home overlooks King George V children’s playground and a picturesque flower park. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and another with two single beds, making this an ideal choice for a vacationing family or a couple of friends. The lounge is large and bright, the kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, and the bathroom is newly renovated with underfloor heating.

This apartment is close to the centre of town, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. It also comes with complimentary WiFi and on-street parking.

Spacious, ground floor flat with level access
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
61 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful big old house with large rooms and comfortable furnishings
very well equipped with a large kitchen and dining table and also a separate dining room
so much room and so well appointed
would highly recommend this apartment
everything was clean and tidy and communication with violet was excellent
flat was sparking clean and very well equipped
it is well equipped and very clean
the rooms were large well furnished and very clean
everything we could wish for was available the beds and bathroom were good and everything was very clean
violet is a great host
all this and a friendly and helpful host
highly recommended and violet was a perfect host
violet was helpful and welcoming
violet is the perfect host there in the background around when you need her
ideal location a short walk from the town centre
the location is excellent with easy access to downtown lerwick and public transportation
perfect location opposite the play park and very easy to walk round lerwick
located centrally in a quiet residential neighbourhood overlooking a play park
superb quiet and spacious house close to lerwick centre
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2. Stylish cottage in the heart of Lerwick (from USD 96)

This stylish, two-bedroom cottage is located smack dab in the middle of Lerwick, so a stay here will put you within walking distance of many cafes, restaurants, pubs, and shops. This recently refurbished cottage has a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated towel racks, one double bed, and two single beds.

The couch in the lounge has a pull-out bed that can sleep an additional guest or two. This accommodation has a private entrance and is nestled behind the host’s house. The kitchen is fully equipped, ensuring you can whip up delicious meals. WiFi and free on-premise parking are available.

Two bedroom cottage in central Lerwick
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
116 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable
this cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay in a perfect location
the rooms are a great size and the beds comfortable
place was spotless clean and well equipped
clean quiet and well equipped
the place is clean and comfortable
the accommodation was very clean and well equiped
spotlessly clean ideal location
great host who was very helpful and quick to respond to questions
jordan was an amazing host
jordan was a great host very pleasant and informative
the hosts are friendly and very helpful greta stay
helpful quiet and unobtrusive hosts
a wonderful stay so close to everything
great location with easy access to lerwick shops
the location was excellent for restaurants and shops (all walking distance) but also great for exploring shetland
fantastic flat great location for exploring lerwick
great location very warm and cozy and everything you could need in the middle of lerwick
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3. Centrally located house with two bedrooms (from USD 120)

This charming house is spread across two floors. The lounge and dining area are on the first floor, including the kitchen, which is fully fitted for cooking and preparing meals. The two lovely bedrooms and bathroom are located on the upper floor, offering unobstructed views of the Lerwick harbour. This house is a quick walk to Commercial Street, the harbour, shops, restaurants, and pubs. WiFi and free on-street parking are available as well.

House in town centre
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
80 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cosy and comfortable house with all amenities
great cooking facilities a dining table proper closets reading lamps power bars etc
the apartment had more amenities and thoughtful touches than any others we have seen
lovely bed great view
really warm and comfortable and really well equipped with all you might need
clean comfy and homely
a lovely clean and comfortable home
beautifully clean comfortable and well equipped
it was super clean and the kitchen is very well equiped
it was spotlessly clean and we really enjoyed our stay here
larry was a helpful and welcoming host
larry was a helpful and considerate host
the host is very thoughtful and responsive - i would definitely stay here again
the hosts left local treats and local soaps which was lovely
it was easy to arrange check in and larry was always a helpful host
the location of this place is brilliant
great house in the perfect location
it is in a great central location in lerwick
great location and place to stay
larry’s house is in the perfect location
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4. Self-contained cottage for four (from USD 60)

This two-bedroom cottage is a quick walk to the town centre, Shetland Museum, Clickimin Broch, shops, restaurants, and more. The interiors are simple and fuss-free. Relax in the cosy lounge and watch TV, or prepare a simple meal in the kitchen.

A cot, high chair, and children’s tableware are available for those travelling with kids. WiFi is also available on the premises. Guests can park a vehicle right beside the cottage. This property is a four-minute drive away from the ferry terminal.

Central Lerwick 2 bedroom Self-Catering
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
113 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable accommodation loads of hot water and heating when needed
very comfortable lots of space
plenty of bedroom space and comfortable beds
comfy beds and excellent heating
it’s well worn but comfortable
spotlessly clean and well appointed and comfortable
the house was clean and warm
clean and had everything we needed
clean and tidy with good communication from host
very quite cosy and spotlessly clean
communications with the host were also quick and efficient
the host was very friendly and helpful
jennifer is a great host too
check in was super easy and jennifer gave us very helpful directions to the property
really helpful and communicative
super location in central lerwick
good location in lerwick easy short walk to town centre
perfect location in an old lerwick house
very good central location quiet and easy parking
this place is an ideal base in lerwick and very close to the aberdeen ferry port
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5. Peerie Hoose (from USD 114)

This delightful home is located in the centre of Lerwick, and it has one bedroom with a double bed. There is also a couch in the lounge area that can be converted to sleep an additional guest. The open concept lounge, dining and kitchen areas creates a casual and congenial space for guests to relax after a day of exploring the town.

This property is steps away from shops, restaurants, live music venues, pubs and the harbour. WiFi and off-street parking are available. For guests travelling with an infant, the host can provide a baby cot on request.

Cosy detached Peerie Hoose, central Lerwick!
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
88 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed all the necessary kitchen utensils well lit
the sitting area was very comfortable and the wifi was superfast
the sofa bed is super comfy tho and there’s plenty bedding so it’s nice and cosy
place is safe and cozy with perfect space for 2
very clean and modern
sparkling clean and very comfortable
very clean and cosy with everything we needed
it was spotlessly clean stylishly presented and very comfortable
so clean and had everything we could have asked for
we really appreciated the host’s quick and helpful responses
lovely accommodation wonderful host we had a fabulous time in the peerie hoose
diane was a great host and was always very quick to reply to any messages or queries
great location in central lerwick
location is superb a very short walk into town and a short drive to the supermarket
wonderful stay great location to access anywhere in shetland
great place in easy walking to the old heart to lerwick
fantastic little house close to the centre of town
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6. Charming apartment with stunning views of the town centre (from USD 74)

This apartment offers stunning views of the town centre. It has an artsy decor and an easygoing vibe. There is an open-concept lounge and kitchen area, so you can socialise and cook meals simultaneously. If you fancy dining out, there are several eateries and pubs nearby.

The apartment also has a bedroom with a double bed, a compact bathroom, WiFi, and free parking on site. Pets are allowed here. Do note that the apartment is on the top floor with no elevator access, so it is not suitable for people with mobility issues.

Penthouse flat with amazing views.
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
174 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loads of hot water and powerful shower
it's clean convenient and sophie was a pleasure to work with
her apartment is clean and well appointed perfect for your stay
the flat was clean and nicely laid out and about as charming as one could wish
excellent host and very central clean apartment
very central location sparkling clean elastic with checking-in and out
a lovely host who meets you first day and is available when needed
sophie was a wonderful generous host who was great to communicate with
great host and great location
sophie was a great host and made everything smooth and easy for us
sophie's place has so many positives and she's a wonderful host too
roomy flat located perfectly in the center of lerwick with everything within walking distance
excellent like location - very central and very close to shops an eateries and pubs
great location great shower great value
the location was excellent to access lerwick
the location is beyond brilliant as it's right in the center of lerwick
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7. Mavine Cottage (from USD 96)

This amazing stone cottage was built in the 1800s, but it belies its age as it is very well maintained and beautifully furnished inside. Guests can enjoy gorgeous sea views, and it is just a few steps to the powdery Sands of Sound beach. There are two bedrooms — one with a double bed and the other with a single bed, making this a perfect getaway for a couple or a young family.

The small shed behind the cottage is available for guests’ use to store bicycles and beach toys. This restful abode is located just outside the centre of Lerwick. Tesco and Clickimin Leisure Complex are a quick drive away. It is less than a 10-minute walk away from the historic Picts Castle in Clickimin.

Mavine Cottage, Lerwick, Shetland
Lerwick, Shetland, United Kingdom
148 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen and lounge window seat views are superb with seals bobbing about the bay
the wi-fi is strong and very fast
it was comfortably furnished warm and cozy with a great view
just what we wanted the cottage was lovely and a very comfortable space with everything we needed
the cottage is lovely traditional outside but modern and cozy inside
beautifully presented clean and cosy feeling house
the cottage is very clean and welcoming
we had a wonderful three night stay in lois' clean and well appointed cottage
you cannot go wrong booking maxine cottage it is clean very well stocked and furnished
the cottage is spotless and truly feels like a real cozy home
she made us feel so very welcomed and was attentive to all our questions/needs
lois is a very pleasant and helpful host
lois was so helpful and kind accommodating us on such short notice
after saying all that the best part will be your host
lois is a great host friendly and helpful on hand if needed
convenient for shop and great walks
a lovely quiet location within walking distance of lerwick and literally seconds from the beach
what a gorgeous and comfortable cottage so close to the beach - perfect location
very good restaurants just check times as many close in between lunch and dinner
excellent location for some fabulous coastal walks and just a minute from a beautiful beach
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8. Cosy apartment in Old Lerwick (from USD 89)

This cute and compact, one-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Old Lerwick, off the popular Commercial Street. Ideal for a solo traveller or a couple, this unit has a small but fully equipped kitchen for preparing meals. The bedroom is cosy and comes with a double bed and smart TV. This apartment is mere moments away from local shops, groceries, restaurants, and pubs. Parking spots are available close to the accommodation.

No. 9 - comfortable, stylish & perfectly located
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
deliciously comfy bed good wifi everything you might need to cook in good parking up the hill
good facilities and a quiet space with free parking nearby
it was great to have a proper bath after walking all day and the bed is super comfy
it was spotlessly clean when we arrived and it had everything we needed
beautifully decorated and clean
very helpful host and very clean flat
eve was the perfect host and so easy to communicate with
good cooking facilities comfy bed helpful host
eve's a lovely responsive host too
excellent location right in the middle of town
ideally located in central lerwick to explore
great location to stay in lerwick as very central
the location was amazing only a few steps down the lane to commercial street
perfect location nice historic street next to the main shopping street but very quiet
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9. Bright and airy apartment on Burgh Road (from USD 78)

This bright and airy apartment is located in a convenient location, close to shops, restaurants and the cinema. The open-concept lounge, kitchen and dining area provides a seamless flow between the spaces. The kitchen comes complete with all the necessary equipment and appliances needed for preparing meals.

The bathroom is spacious and comes with a large walk-in shower. The bedroom has a double bed, and the host can provide an extra bed or travel cot on request. Free parking is available across the street. This unit is equipped with WiFi.

Burgh Road
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi was easy to access and super fast
wi-fi is included and works very well
super fast wifi helped us do some planning for the next day
warm and comfortable with lots of space
it’s larger than the photos suggest and has everything we needed for a very comfortable stay
well-appointed and very clean self-contained flat
the flat spotlessly clean and very cozy with a wood fireplace which provides such charm
it was extremely clean and is very spacious and well decorated
so handy and lovely and clean
everything you need and very clean
friendly & responsive hosts
lovely helpful and accommodating hosts
they were very attentive and generous
most importantly is how wonderful the hosts are
they are the type of hosts that you love engaging and interacting with
very quiet yet incredibly well located
the location was great right in the heart of lerwick
the location is perfect and walkable to everything
the flat is in a great location with really easy access to everything
easy walk to shops and ferry terminals
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10. Snug apartment on historic Hillhead (from USD 96)

Lovely and snug, this apartment is located in a spectacular spot for viewing the Up Helly Aa street procession and fire festival, which is held every year in Lerwick around the end of January. For those visiting when the festival is not on, you will find the neighbourhood quiet and serene and the bedroom a peaceful retreat.

It comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a living room with a TV, WiFi, a washing machine and dryer, and a private entrance, making it ideal for long-term stays. Several shops, restaurants, and cafes are a short walk away.

Cosy lanes flat on the historic Hillhead
Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
79 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well-equipped and furniture comfortable
the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and the extra special welcome pack was very much appreciated
apartment was spotless and checkin excellent
fantastic clean and cosy wee flat stocked with the essentials
most importantly it was super clean - important during covid times
the apartment was extremely well equipped very clean and comfortable
tony's flat is spotless (that's coming from a clean freak )
the kindness and hospitality of the hosts were very impressive
hosts very friendly and helpful
the hosts made us feel very welcome and the attention to detail was excellent
lovely welcoming hosts with quick replies to any questions
i highly recommend this place and the hosts i couldn't have asked for better
central location and easy walking distance to shops
great location / base
good location and quiet spot
excellent well equipped central flat enjoying great location a short walk from the harbour
a wonderful apartment in a great location of central lerwick
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Explore the historic town of Lerwick

To discover Shetland Islands’ unique culture and history, Lerwick is the perfect place to base yourself. It is brimming with historically and culturally significant sites that are worth exploring. For a homey atmosphere, book one of the above listed Airbnb vacation rentals in Lerwick, UK.

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