Boasting a rich, colorful history, the city of New Bedford is one of the most fascinating locations in Massachusetts. Surrounded by lots of natural beauty, New Bedford is known for its scenic spots and historical sites. You can enjoy a day out on the beach or learn more about the area’s fascinating history by visiting its numerous attractions. Once hailed as one of the most creative cities in the United States, New Bedford is also home to many delightful museums. Planning your next trip to New Bedford? We can help you find your home-away-from-home in this charming, historic city. Read on to learn more about our picks for the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
1. Inviting and stylish flat near Buttonwood Park
This gorgeous flat would be the ideal urban getaway for solo travelers or young couples visiting New Bedford. Tastefully decorated in earth tones and wooden furnishings, the home is very cozy and welcoming and looks very good in photos. There is plenty to enjoy in and around the home as well. Guests will have access to the backyard, where they can stretch, do some exercises, or just lounge in the warm sun. Located close to the scenic Buttonwood Park, guests can also head out to enjoy a leisurely walk or see the adorable animals at Buttonwood Park Zoo
Comfy/Gorgeous Getaway near Buttonwood ParkNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:amazing stay that feels both roomy and incredibly cozythe wi-fi worked great and and there were nice tv's in both the livingroom and kitchenthis space is modern looking yet comfortablefelicia’s place was very comfortable and filled with thoughtful touchesit was like having my own little apartment
Cleanliness:it was incredibly clean and tidyclean stylish very quick and helpful with communicationalways clean always tidy always thoughtful touchessuper clean cute and comfyclean convenient comfortable and cozy
Host:the hosts were so attentive and welcomingfelicia and orlando are amazing hostsour hosts were great letting us know they were there if anything was neededa super host by farfelicia was a great host and very good with communicationRead more reviews
Location:beautiful place with a beautiful locationthen in the morning we went right across the street for a beautiful walk in the parkloved the park across the street and all the fresh amazing local seafood near bygreat location with many wonderful things to do aroundhighly recommend this location and/or host
2. Elegant Victorian mansion with contemporary comforts (from USD 209)
Rich in style and history, this storied home would be the perfect abode for the stylish traveler in Manhattan. Built in the late 1880s, the home’s grand Victorian-style exteriors have been meticulously preserved. Meanwhile, its interiors combine contemporary style and Victorian elegance. There is a single bedroom with a plush, queen-size bed which can sleep up to two guests. Some of the must-see spots close to the home include Whaling Museum, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk, Zeiterion Theatre. You can also take a ferry down to Nantucket or check out the downtown area’s various galleries and restaurants.
Charming Historic Private Apartment Near FerryNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:queen-size bed on standard frame was new with soft mattress and new clean sheets and pillowsthe apartment itself is even more stunning than the photos and dripping in historic charmit was very comfortable and artfully decoratedeasy check-in/out comfortable & cozy bed and great natural lightlaura's whale house apartment was the most charming eclectic historical place
Cleanliness:the house is spacious very clean and nicely decoratedeverything was spotlessly clean and we arrived to a lovely welcome notevery clean and cozy has a lot of stylish touchesduring covid she made sure the place was extra clean for us and was so very accommodatinglaura’s place was great clean comfortable and home like
Host:the hosts were thoughtful kind and helpfulthe food recommendations were very helpful and the hosts were very niceour hosts were wonderful and kind from start to finishi absolutely loved this home and this hostlaura is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is amazing - short walk to down town and a quick drive to anywhere elseit was the perfect location for itgreat airbnb in a perfect locationeasy walk to downtown convenient parking and cute historic neighborhoodbeautiful space with everything you could need a walking distance from downtown
3. Stylish one-bedroom apartment close to the beach (from USD 103)
This apartment boasts sleek, monochromatic decor as well as very modern comforts. With a single bedroom, the apartment would be ideal for solo adventurers or those traveling to Manhattan for business. However, there is enough space to sleep up to four guests in all. You can start your days right by preparing healthy meals in the spacious kitchen, while the plush bed ensures a relaxing sleep after a long day. There’s plenty of room to play and enjoy. You can stay in and enjoy your favorite movies on the large, flat-screen TV or hit the beach, which is just under a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the apartment!
One Bedroom in-law apt near beach with breakfastNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we especially appreciated the big tv and the extra comfy bedmonica's place was amazing the apartment is beautiful with tons of space
Cleanliness:everything was sparkling clean and it was very easy to go in and outwhat a great find this place was homey and super cleanwe had great stay at monica’s apt is brand new spotless spacious and nicely furnished with all conveniences
Host:monica was super helpful and easy to communicate withRead more reviews
Location:it was great to be located a short walk from the beach which is beautifulgreat place and great location right next to the beach in a nice neighborhoodit’s in walking distance to the beach which was a wonderful additionmonica’s accommodations are excellent and the location is great
4. Relaxed apartment near the downtown are
Cozy and spotlessly clean, this apartment would be ideal for young families or groups of friends visiting New Bedford. Though the home features a single bedroom, there are two queen-size beds that are spacious enough to sleep up to four guests comfortably. Since the home is located near the downtown area, you can check out lots of things during your stay. You can indulge in a delicious meal or shop ‘til you drop at the nearby restaurants and shops, or learn more about Manhattan’s history at Whaling Museum. The beach is also within walking distance of the home when you want to hit the waves or relax under the sun.
New Bedford ApartmentNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment has more amenities and thoughtful touches than anyone could imaginethe beds were incredibly comfortableit’s neatly organised and comfortable staymy stay in air bnb was comfortable the bnb is advertisedwould definitely stay here againthe apartment was lovely and immaculate and far exceeded our expectations
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableclean apartment with all your basic needsgreat apartment very clean and has charm and quiet the beds were firm and comfyapartment was clean spacious and so comfortablefresh paint sparkling clean tasteful modern decor
Host:also the hosts are super responsive in responding to any queriesana is a great host and we had a good staycan’t wait to visit again such a great hostperfect place to stay perfect hostexcellent place to stay phenomenal hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfectlocation was great with plenty of delicious food options within walking distancelocation is ideal within walking distance to many places including restaurants and museumsana’s place was perfectly located and the price was rightgreat location in downtown new bedford with plenty of good restaurants and museums close by
5. Charming family home for four
This traditional country home is the classic home-away-from-home for you and your family. You get the entire bottom loft all to yourself, which has plenty of room for four guests and a bath for good measure. The bedroom has large beds, is air-conditioned, and has a TV too. You can watch your favorite shows on Netflix on the smart TV in the living area, while the large sofa and fireplace keep everyone comfy. You can make breakfast and other meals using the stove and coffee-making facilities. A washer, a dryer, Wi-Fi access, and a parking space round out the amenities in this relaxing home in the city.
Walk downtown from our terrace apartmentNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:an amazingly comfortable bed with even softer sheetswe did not meet carlina but she texted promptly and access to the apartment was easyfresh eggs for breakfast from the chickens clucking outside the bedroom was a nice touchcarlina’s place is so close to town was comfortable and carlina was a very good host
Cleanliness:very clean and quite largeeverything was clean and invitingclean warm and welcomingextremely clean and comfy homethe place was clean spacious and comfortable
Host:hosts made self check-in easyshe is very responsiveour host was quick responsive and very kindthe host was kind enough to leave me some eggs when i arrivedcarlina was a wonderful host giving us great advice on the best places to eatRead more reviews
Location:great location close to the city centreit is located in a lovely neighborhood that is walking distance to shops and restaurantsgood location for walking distance for all that is good in nbgreat location close to the charming historic downtownthe location was perfect as well
6. Artsy apartment in New Bedford (from USD 75)
Stylish wooden floors, patterned textiles, nice artworks, and decor everywhere are some of the aesthetically pleasing features of this downtown apartment. Good for four guests, this home has got all the essentials covered. The convertible beds have large pillows, including throw pillows, along with fluffy comforters for maximum comfort. A full cupboard and dinnerware highlight the kitchen, which is topped with solid marble tiles. You’ll also get to watch your favorite movies on the large TV, set the popcorn in the microwave, and browse the net using the Wi-Fi on a Sunday morning.
Exquisite Apartment in New BedfordNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:i’ve stayed at a dozen or so other air b n bs and this was truly the coziesttruly the most comfortable air b n b i’ve stayed atthe apartment's bed was ridiculously comfortable and otherwise it has most of the comforts of homei recently stayed at phylicia’s apartment for7 nights and all i can say is it was perfectperfect charming apartment in the heart of downtown new bedford
Cleanliness:super clean and comfortablevery clean and cheerfulvery clean organized and cozythe apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrivedvery clean quiet and cozy place
Host:the hosts were very responsiveshe was very responsive to questions via textthe hosts were easy to get ahold of when we had questionsour host was very responsive to our needsthe host was wonderful and and very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:great location walking distance to downtowngreat place and centrally locatedgreat place in a great locationplace was great cute super close to down townwonderful location and very well kept
7. A new apartment in the heart of town
Feeling eager to explore the city? This brand new apartment is right in the downtown area, close to all the shops and sights. The historic district is also right up the road, making it easy for you to see all the old buildings in all their glory. A family of four is easily accommodated here, with room for one extra person too. The kitchen has the fridge, an oven, and a stove ready, while the nearby pantry has all the breakfast essentials and utensils for your added convenience. Plus, you’ll feel right at home in the living area, with comfy sofa beds and a TV for your entertainment. You can’t go wrong with all these amenities wrapped in an awesome package.
Modern Downtown ApartmentNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:very clean and well organizedvery clean modern and comfortable placegreat space very clean was even decorated for valentine’s dayphylicia's place is very comfortable clean and stylishlovely space the apartment was beautiful and clean
Host:cute space host was very quick to respond to a request and helpful with recommendationsphylicia is a great host and puts a great deal of thought into making everything perfecther mom met us as we left and gave helpful tips toothe location was good and the host was generally responsivevery clean place and host was very reliable with communicationsRead more reviews
Location:the place was great walking distance to everythingvery easy check in nice space a short walk from downtown areagood location and communication was easyapartment was at a good location for all of our planed daily destanationsit’s an easy walk to town and the parking was easy
8. An indoor oasis by the bay (from USD 705)
If Poseidon had a home here in New Bedford, this house is probably the place he’d stay in. 12 of you can sleep in the bedrooms, finished in a minimal and clean design. The living room and dining areas are filled with all the goods such as a massive TV and large comfy couches. A projector room provides you with an even larger screen to watch your movies or play video games. A sauna, a barbecue pit, and a wet bar are some of the other special perks you get here. Lastly, the indoor pool is the centerpiece of this abode. Its crystal-clear water can even be heated for a good swim during the winter months.
Poseidon's Palace - 2.0New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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Amenities & Room:amazing views from almost every roomwe enjoy both the pool and sauna as well as the huge comfy couch in the living roomposeidon's palace is immaculate modern and comfortable
Cleanliness:i recommended the place is very clean and super accommodating and nice to restsparkling clean with everything you need i will definitely stay here againeven with some of the cleanliness issues we had a great timethe house is nicely decorated clean and plenty of space for larger partiesthe house is a bit rough around the edges but clean
Host:alex was a very responsive and polite hostalex was a wonderful host very genuine and really cares about his guestsgreat place and very responsive hoststhe beach and indoor pool provide lots of entertainment and the hosts were very responsive and accommodatingalex was quick to respond when needed and very kindRead more reviews
Location:the house is in a great location for exploring masslocation across the street from beach is fantasticwhen vacationing means staying away from public places this house is a great refugethe location is amazing the pool is amazing the tv was also amazingthere is also a nice state park (old forts) a short walk away
9. A safe house by New Bedford Airport (from USD 318)
Sitting in one of the more secure neighborhoods in the city, this country home is a haven for the large family that wants relief from the urban grind. With 5 bedrooms and 2 large baths, there is more than enough room for 15 guests. Marble tiles cover the countertops and give the large kitchen a more classy look. Unwind in the living area’s plush couches, with Netflix and a fireplace available for those great winter movie nights. The basement houses a washer and dryer, along with a computer room so you can do some light work. Bonus features include a crib, toys, toiletries, and a safe where you can store your valuable items.
Whaling City, Visit BostonNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:our expectations were exceeded and we were so comfortable
Cleanliness:a very clean house with everything you need and moreclean friendly and terrific hospitalitythe house was clean and had everything we needed during our staynice and clean house good locationit was extremely clean and well-stocked and ademir made us and our dogs feel so welcome and comfortable
Host:the host was very nicethis host is the best everademir was a great host and always responded quickly to any questions or concernsademir was a very kind hostwould highly recommend this hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was greatthe neighborhood was great super close to stop and shop and restaurantsthe location was perfect we didn't have to drive farther than 15 minutes for anythinggreat neighbors great location and an awesome hostnice place to stay reasonably priced
10. A historic stone villa for five guests
This stone villa was once a shop where boat parts were made over two centuries ago. Exposed structural beams and walls reveal the history and pride this building holds. The spiral staircase and the high ceilings are also a throwback to older times. Despite its vintage charm, this building does not scrimp on modern features. In fact, it has all the home essentials you need. You get a full kitchen with large counters and new appliances. The living area is furnished with a TV and even a wine fridge, while the upper floor lounge has a large couch and plenty of sunlight. Finally, the house’s roof deck is a great place to enjoy a breathtaking view of the bay.
Villa New Beige, Historic 2 story penthouseNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:easily fit 5 with two queens and our air bedwe have previously gotten 2 rooms at the marriott for our stay but this worked out far bettergreat views of the harbor cozy feel and the heated floors were a plus in this weatherthe space is spectacular comfy beds wide open space and cleanphil was great about making sure we knew about the apartment and had everything we needed
Cleanliness:the space is sparkling clean and comfortablelots of space clean and tons of characteri truly enjoyed my stay here the rental was clean and the checkin process was easythe place was great - clean great location and easy to communicate with owner
Host:great host tooowner and restaurant staff were very helpful and accommodatingworking with the host was easy and phil was quick to respond to any questions i hadand the owner very cool and attentivephil was so kind and responsiveRead more reviews
Location:great location above corkgreat building in a perfect locationgreat location and awesome spacegreat location on the water with many exceptional restaurants in walking distancethis place is an absolute perfect location for a number of reasons
New Bedford, the old classic by the bay
The city of New Bedford has always prided itself on its rich history and marine heritage with good reason. The classic buildings in the city center, the delicious cuisine, and the breathtaking views of boats along the harbor all showcase this heritage and continues to attract visitors to this storied city. New Bedford has plenty of old American marine history and you should definitely visit to learn all about it. Fortunately, these top Airbnb vacation rentals are available to help you feel right at home in this classic city by the bay.
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