10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In New Bedford, Massachusetts - Updated 2023

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 

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 Park
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
387 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing stay that feels both roomy and incredibly cozy
the wi-fi worked great and and there were nice tv's in both the livingroom and kitchen
this space is modern looking yet comfortable
felicia’s place was very comfortable and filled with thoughtful touches
it was like having my own little apartment
it was incredibly clean and tidy
clean stylish very quick and helpful with communication
always clean always tidy always thoughtful touches
super clean cute and comfy
clean convenient comfortable and cozy
the hosts were so attentive and welcoming
felicia and orlando are amazing hosts
our hosts were great letting us know they were there if anything was needed
a super host by far
felicia was a great host and very good with communication
beautiful place with a beautiful location
then in the morning we went right across the street for a beautiful walk in the park
loved the park across the street and all the fresh amazing local seafood near by
great location with many wonderful things to do around
highly recommend this location and/or host
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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 Ferry
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
126 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
queen-size bed on standard frame was new with soft mattress and new clean sheets and pillows
the apartment itself is even more stunning than the photos and dripping in historic charm
it was very comfortable and artfully decorated
easy check-in/out comfortable & cozy bed and great natural light
laura's whale house apartment was the most charming eclectic historical place
the house is spacious very clean and nicely decorated
everything was spotlessly clean and we arrived to a lovely welcome note
very clean and cozy has a lot of stylish touches
during covid she made sure the place was extra clean for us and was so very accommodating
laura’s place was great clean comfortable and home like
the hosts were thoughtful kind and helpful
the food recommendations were very helpful and the hosts were very nice
our hosts were wonderful and kind from start to finish
i absolutely loved this home and this host
laura is a great host
the location is amazing - short walk to down town and a quick drive to anywhere else
it was the perfect location for it
great airbnb in a perfect location
easy walk to downtown convenient parking and cute historic neighborhood
beautiful space with everything you could need a walking distance from downtown
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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 breakfast
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated the big tv and the extra comfy bed
monica's place was amazing the apartment is beautiful with tons of space
everything was sparkling clean and it was very easy to go in and out
what a great find this place was homey and super clean
we had great stay at monica’s apt is brand new spotless spacious and nicely furnished with all conveniences
monica was super helpful and easy to communicate with
it was great to be located a short walk from the beach which is beautiful
great place and great location right next to the beach in a nice neighborhood
it’s in walking distance to the beach which was a wonderful addition
monica’s accommodations are excellent and the location is great
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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 Apartment
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has more amenities and thoughtful touches than anyone could imagine
the beds were incredibly comfortable
it’s neatly organised and comfortable stay
my stay in air bnb was comfortable the bnb is advertisedwould definitely stay here again
the apartment was lovely and immaculate and far exceeded our expectations
very clean and comfortable
clean apartment with all your basic needs
great apartment very clean and has charm and quiet the beds were firm and comfy
apartment was clean spacious and so comfortable
fresh paint sparkling clean tasteful modern decor
also the hosts are super responsive in responding to any queries
ana is a great host and we had a good stay
can’t wait to visit again such a great host
perfect place to stay perfect host
excellent place to stay phenomenal host
the location is perfect
location was great with plenty of delicious food options within walking distance
location is ideal within walking distance to many places including restaurants and museums
ana’s place was perfectly located and the price was right
great location in downtown new bedford with plenty of good restaurants and museums close by
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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 apartment
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
195 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an amazingly comfortable bed with even softer sheets
we did not meet carlina but she texted promptly and access to the apartment was easy
fresh eggs for breakfast from the chickens clucking outside the bedroom was a nice touch
carlina’s place is so close to town was comfortable and carlina was a very good host
very clean and quite large
everything was clean and inviting
clean warm and welcoming
extremely clean and comfy home
the place was clean spacious and comfortable
hosts made self check-in easy
she is very responsive
our host was quick responsive and very kind
the host was kind enough to leave me some eggs when i arrived
carlina was a wonderful host giving us great advice on the best places to eat
great location close to the city centre
it is located in a lovely neighborhood that is walking distance to shops and restaurants
good location for walking distance for all that is good in nb
great location close to the charming historic downtown
the location was perfect as well
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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 Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
275 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i’ve stayed at a dozen or so other air b n bs and this was truly the coziest
truly the most comfortable air b n b i’ve stayed at
the apartment's bed was ridiculously comfortable and otherwise it has most of the comforts of home
i recently stayed at phylicia’s apartment for7 nights and all i can say is it was perfect
perfect charming apartment in the heart of downtown new bedford
super clean and comfortable
very clean and cheerful
very clean organized and cozy
the apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrived
very clean quiet and cozy place
the hosts were very responsive
she was very responsive to questions via text
the hosts were easy to get ahold of when we had questions
our host was very responsive to our needs
the host was wonderful and and very responsive
great location walking distance to downtown
great place and centrally located
great place in a great location
place was great cute super close to down town
wonderful location and very well kept
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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 Apartment
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
181 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean and well organized
very clean modern and comfortable place
great space very clean was even decorated for valentine’s day
phylicia's place is very comfortable clean and stylish
lovely space the apartment was beautiful and clean
cute space host was very quick to respond to a request and helpful with recommendations
phylicia is a great host and puts a great deal of thought into making everything perfect
her mom met us as we left and gave helpful tips too
the location was good and the host was generally responsive
very clean place and host was very reliable with communications
the place was great walking distance to everything
very easy check in nice space a short walk from downtown area
good location and communication was easy
apartment was at a good location for all of our planed daily destanations
it’s an easy walk to town and the parking was easy
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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 - 2.0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
119 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views from almost every room
we enjoy both the pool and sauna as well as the huge comfy couch in the living room
poseidon's palace is immaculate modern and comfortable
i recommended the place is very clean and super accommodating and nice to rest
sparkling clean with everything you need i will definitely stay here again
even with some of the cleanliness issues we had a great time
the house is nicely decorated clean and plenty of space for larger parties
the house is a bit rough around the edges but clean
alex was a very responsive and polite host
alex was a wonderful host very genuine and really cares about his guests
great place and very responsive hosts
the beach and indoor pool provide lots of entertainment and the hosts were very responsive and accommodating
alex was quick to respond when needed and very kind
the house is in a great location for exploring mass
location across the street from beach is fantastic
when vacationing means staying away from public places this house is a great refuge
the location is amazing the pool is amazing the tv was also amazing
there is also a nice state park (old forts) a short walk away
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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 Boston
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
33 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our expectations were exceeded and we were so comfortable
a very clean house with everything you need and more
clean friendly and terrific hospitality
the house was clean and had everything we needed during our stay
nice and clean house good location
it was extremely clean and well-stocked and ademir made us and our dogs feel so welcome and comfortable
the host was very nice
this host is the best ever
ademir was a great host and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns
ademir was a very kind host
would highly recommend this host
the location was great
the neighborhood was great super close to stop and shop and restaurants
the location was perfect we didn't have to drive farther than 15 minutes for anything
great neighbors great location and an awesome host
nice place to stay reasonably priced
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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 penthouse
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
89 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easily fit 5 with two queens and our air bed
we have previously gotten 2 rooms at the marriott for our stay but this worked out far better
great views of the harbor cozy feel and the heated floors were a plus in this weather
the space is spectacular comfy beds wide open space and clean
phil was great about making sure we knew about the apartment and had everything we needed
the space is sparkling clean and comfortable
lots of space clean and tons of character
i truly enjoyed my stay here the rental was clean and the checkin process was easy
the place was great - clean great location and easy to communicate with owner
great host too
owner and restaurant staff were very helpful and accommodating
working with the host was easy and phil was quick to respond to any questions i had
and the owner very cool and attentive
phil was so kind and responsive
great location above cork
great building in a perfect location
great location and awesome space
great location on the water with many exceptional restaurants in walking distance
this place is an absolute perfect location for a number of reasons
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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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