Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Penarth, United Kingdom - Updated 2024

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Across the Bristol Channel from Cardiff Bay is Penarth, fondly named the “Garden by the Sea” due to its picturesque shores. Day-trippers and holidaymakers are all drawn to its Victorian and Edwardian charm. The traditional seafront located on the northern shores of Severn Estuary is often a tourist’s first stop. Its Art Deco pier is a sight to behold. Meanwhile, Penarth Women’s Trail is an insightful tour of 15 landmarks celebrating women of influence. The insignia and crest of the town feature figures of bears in reference to the translation of “Penarth” from the Welsh, which is “Bear’s Head.” For those planning to stay in this enchanting town, check out the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Penarth, United Kingdom, for your next trip to Wales.

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 February 07, 2024.

1. Opulent quarters near local landmarks (from USD 628)

Chandeliers, carpets, and beautiful countertops are some of the upscale features you will find in this five-bedroom house in Penarth. It’s the ideal location for a luxurious vacation in Wales for a large party of bon vivants. When you feel like leaving your posh accommodation to look around, it’s possible to walk a short distance to the pier and promenade. This dream house has its own gym, play area, and state-of-the-art entertainment system. Near the luxury house are two recreation parks if you want to walk around a garden setting. The hosts will oblige when you ask for restaurant recommendations.

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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
6.16 km (3.9 mi) from Cardiff Castle
122 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 13 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lounge and kitchen are amazingly kitted out with a super comfy sofa too
a spacious and comfortable modern house with lots of amenities
stunning house nice bedrooms great communal space and games room
the gorgeous open plan kitchen and living room was great for socialising
the breakfast buffet was an added extra many thanks to james for an awesome stay
very clean and modern accommodation
clean spacious and comfortable
amazing house super clean and spacious
the house was immaculately clean
double bedrooms comfortable and bathrooms very clean and carefully decorated
james is a brilliant host
james was a great host
lovely home and great hosts
james is a fantastic host
great welcome and advice provided by hosts
ideal for big groups and close to cardiff
nice house in good location
an incredible house in a great location
fantastic house in a superb location
good pubs etc within walking distance in penarth
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2. Upscale carriage house within 1880 villa grounds (from USD 129)

This modern coach or carriage house is modeled after outbuildings of old manors where carriages were stored. The detached garage design puts the living space above. In the case of this converted Airbnb, there are two bedrooms and a spacious living room furnished with elegant trimmings. The kitchen has modern appliances and every piece of equipment you need to whip up a variety of dishes. This high-quality executive space is a property with a courtyard that guests can use as well. Its location offers guests sea views from the upper levels.

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Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
5.09 km (3.2 mi) from Cardiff Castle
167 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable stylish space with fantastic sea views
2 welsh fans and our friends from france
the sea view in the morning was great with breakfast
excellent with an amazing view and a all round comfortable place
the accommodation is first class - with sea views and very comfortable and quiet atmosphere
clean spacious light and modern
fabulous clean house with private parking
very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable
this place is clean and very comfortable
brand new inside and very clean and modern perfect stay
nice friendly helpful hosts
hosts very welcoming
hosts are very accommodating and welcoming
host very friendly and helpful
katie was a great host and made us feel really welcome
a lovely house in a great location
we loved being close to the train station and to the beach
tucked away in a quiet street but very close to the beach beautiful park and still central
perfect location accurate description beautiful location a home away from home
this is a great location very comfortable kleen fun interior
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3. Sparkling clean home near the seafront (from USD 140)

A Victorian house with a private courtyard offers this two-bedroom accommodation for an affordable price. The rooms are graced with nautical decoration to remind guests visiting the Penarth-Cardiff area where to explore first. The hosts recommend spending time at the seafront esplanade and restored pier, where you will find traditional ice cream vendors. The kids will have a field day eating ice cream on the pebbled beach. The furnished space is ideal for six guests, but additional beddings are available for two more. If you are visiting Wales with a large group, consider this fully furnished lodging near restaurants and cafes. The house is also near the seafront and within walking distance to a bus stop for commuting to Barry and Cardiff.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
5.17 km (3.3 mi) from Cardiff Castle
248 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
neat kitchen with all the necessary utensils
very quiet and perfect kitchen amenities
beautifully maintained comfortable & nestled in garden courtyard
kitchen was well equipped and the folder of local recommendations was great too
the space was great & all the beds really comfy
spotless and really welcoming
comfy beds two toilets clean and well thought out
great stay some nice little touches very clean and tidy
clean tidy with everything you might need
clean and everything was to such a high standard
hosts were superb
the hosts are most welcoming
the were helpful hosts while giving us space
the host family is very nice
the hosts were great at communicating and were very welcoming
the location was ideal
great location walking distance to station and village
excellent location near train station and lovely area
cracking location for what we needed fantastic break
great location 5 mins from station easy to get to cardiff
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4. Modern quarters with panoramic views of Cardiff (from USD 83)

There’s a modern apartment in Penarth where you can see Cardiff Bay and sweeping panoramas from Penarth to Castell Coch, a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle. On clear days, you will see the mountains of Cardiff City. This stylish apartment is situated just five minutes from the center of town. The self-contained Airbnb has one bedroom and a functional kitchen. Plus, it is big enough for four guests. The house is within walking distance to Cardiff Barrage, where you’ll find restaurants, bars, and the national arts center of Wales. Rent a bike if you want to explore more of Penarth. Afterward, consider taking a short boat ride to Cardiff across the water.

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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
4.35 km (2.7 mi) from Cardiff Castle
248 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms and amenities were great and just like the photos
beautiful brand new apartment with all the amenities
fantastic apartment with equally fantastic views across the bay
spotless apartment with amazing views over cardiff bay
great stylish apartment with amazing views would recommend it
very clean and comfortable
very clean modern & comfortable
it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
a fantastic space spotlessly clean
great place clean and modern
lovely apartment with friendly & helpful hosts awel & sion
hosts were friendly quick to respond and happy to help
lovely hosts and would definitely stay again
friendly host - very quick to respond and happy to help
awel was a fantastic host with excellent communication throughout
lovely location - lovely flat
great location easy parking and check-in
it was very close to a lovely pub penarth town centre and the barrage
great location to enjoy penarth and the barrage leading to cardiff bay
excellent location and close to all amenities
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5. Lovely upgraded home near the marina (from USD 64)

Guests can stay in comfort in this apartment located five minutes from the marina. This Airbnb is an affordable two-story apartment near the train station. You’ll be reserving an ideal location if you need to journey to Cardiff Central regularly. This space accepts four guests to share three bedrooms. You can toss a coin to determine who gets the queen-size bed, the double bed, and the single bed. Wherever you end up, you can expect restful nights under clean sheets. In fine weather, you can spend time sitting outdoors within an enclosed garden. Book this lovely lodging and ask the host for arrangements if you plan to stay for an extended period.

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Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
4.27 km (2.7 mi) from Cardiff Castle
38 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s incredibly well proportioned and every room seems bigger than on its profile
a lovely spacious clean and bright house
apart from that the house was very clean and comfortable
clean light airy space with garden
house was lovely & beautifully clean with some really nice thoughtful touches
niki's place is comfortable clean and tidy and has everything you need for a stay in penarth
nikki was lovely & very helpful
nikki is a very good host
niki couldn't not have been more helpful and welcoming
i loved how close it was to everything
lovely house spacious and a great location
it is in a great location and offers good value for money
we really enjoyed our stay here it’s a great house in a brilliant location
great location for travelers who want to get the most of cardiff and penarth
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6. Rooftop loft near seafront attractions (from USD 107)

If you are arriving by bus, it takes only two minutes from the stop to reach this rooftop suite for four guests. The apartment features high-end facilities in the shower room and a cinema screen that takes up half of the wall. You must be able to manage the staircase to reach the loft and enjoy the benefits of elevated quarters with a balcony. The suite has a full kitchen for preparing complete meals. Inform the host if you need to use the washing machine is on the ground floor. A parking spot in front of the property is yours when you book this Airbnb.

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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
4.57 km (2.9 mi) from Cardiff Castle
294 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
especially enjoyed the big screen experience and the open nature of the apartment with it’s fantastic balcony
basics like shampoo & shower gel tea coffee & condiments included
it was well equipped good internet tv and added bonus of a large screen
amazing tv/cinema screen and many thoughtful extras seemed brand newreally friendly neighbourhood
a fabulous hidden gem of an apartment just outside centre of cardiff
spotlessly clean and well equipped
extremely clean cozy and relaxing
spotlessly clean well appointed and comfortable
great loft very clean and nicely equipped
a very clean loft and house throughout
julian was a perfect host
lovely place and a great host
our host was great at responding very fast
julian is great host
he is an excellent host with very quick responses to requests and great hospitality
great location central penarth
ideal location for our visit to cardiff to see a concert
pretty central in a nice little seaside town
excellent location for penarth and cardiff
beautiful loft close to town great restaurants and pubs
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7. Top-floor guest suite with garden view (from USD 39)

There is room for two in a semi-detached house with a top space for visitors. The generous host offers a clean and spacious studio for two in her gorgeous family home. Guests will appreciate its nearness to the pier. The guest suite has a double bed and a shelf full of books for the exclusive use of guests. The bathroom in the landing area is shared, and the kitchen is accessible to guests. Booking this Airbnb comes with a serve-yourself breakfast, which means generous helpings all around. Guests may use one of the parking spaces in the garage when available or park in the lane.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
5.26 km (3.3 mi) from Cardiff Castle
109 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing huge room with great amenities
the room exactly as described a lovely large room on the second floor
lots of choice for breakfast including welsh cakes nice and close to lots of coffee shops and restaurants
everything very clear and an abundant choice of cereals and breads and even a choice of room
she was generous with breakfast and made it so convenient with a serve yourself time and access
great communication super friendly everything was spotless and i felt so welcome
quiet clean and friendly
clean homely and convenient for train into cardiff
a warm welcome huge room and clean facilities
rebecca’s place is just as described really clean and comfy
rebecca is a wonderful host
so kind and welcoming
rebecca is a great host nice and being quick to response
rebecca is a lovely welcoming host
she is very friendly and we had a lovely chat in the morning
fabulous location in penarth
a great location and host
the neighborhood was nice and peaceful and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from in walking distance
the house is beautiful great room and location and in a very quiet location
quiet room in a spacious house within easy wlaking distance of penarth station with a easy journey into cardiff
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8. Cheerful apartment close to marina

This apartment for five guests is right on the marina from where Cardiff and Penarth attractions are easy to reach. Transportation options in the area include the bus, the train, and the water taxi. You only have to sit down for a minute to finalize your itinerary, and you can head in any direction. The place you’ll be coming home to is an elegant space with colorful highlights. The Airbnb host has provided essential home appliances and supplies, including bedding for the sofa bed and sofa chair. There’s even a first-aid kit in one of the cupboards. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation in the “Garden by the Sea.”

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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
4.28 km (2.7 mi) from Cardiff Castle
136 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tea and coffee and some other bits provided nice kitchen
having a smart tv meant you could log into netflix which was good
nice apartment basic facilities and kitchen equipment provided
great to have our own private space and the apartment is well equipped
we stayed at the apartment for 3 nights to celebrate my 65th birthday and we had a lovely time
very clean and nice and quiet
very clean and completely as described
lovely clean well equipped apartment
clean spacious easy to get to
it's a nice clean apartment
pat was a very responsive host
loo rolls towels and great host pat is lovely would definitely stay again miss it already
great host and lovely place perfect location for us and nice and quiet thank you
pat's check-in and check-out instructions were very clear and helpful
although we did not meet the host the communication through messages was excellent
good central location for penarth
location was great nice distance from cardiff centre in a beautiful marina
great location for cardiff and penarth and close to tescos for food shopping
lovely quiet location close to the marina
the apartment was really well located for us - near to cogan station and easy walk to penarth
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9. Dreamy vacation home near town center

Choose an immaculate vacation home in the heart of Penarth town center and live in style. You can read by the Victorian bay window in the front living area. Learn to count from 1 to 10 in Welsh as you take the stairs to the second-story. This Airbnb has four bedrooms, one of which can be reached by a narrow staircase. This loft room features a Velux window, which is a good spot for stargazing while in bed. The well-appointed house is the ideal holiday accommodation for eight guests. Aside from the indoor reception areas, there is a courtyard garden with outdoor seating. Booking comes with free parking on the premises.

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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
5.06 km (3.2 mi) from Cardiff Castle
10 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
lovely clean and stylish house
spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for a lovely stay
a lovely house and great host
kimmy was very helpful and provided everything we could need for our stay
the local town was a very nice surprise loads of restaurants and pubs and friendly locals
a lovely stay in a beautiful home and a fantastic host
kimmy’s place fitted the bill perfectly
communication was great from the start the property was very stylish and location was quiet
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10. Lovely cottage in central location

This holiday cottage near the center of town is a cozy space for five travelers. From the second-story terrace, you will have a glimpse of the sea. For a closer look, head to the pier. If you’d rather drive, you’ll end up at Cardiff Bay in 10 minutes. The bedroom is at the ground level of this cottage. The common areas are upstairs. You can cook meals here, and there is a dedicated workspace for guests with business matters to attend to in Penarth or nearby towns. Ask the host for local pubs where you can sample Welsh cuisine and drink good whiskey. Choose this Airbnb for a memorable break in a safe and quiet neighborhood.

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5.02 km (3.2 mi) from Cardiff Castle
117 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony that leads from the living room has some amazing views of the sea and surrounding area
accommodation comfortable convenient and quiet with views out to sea
the living room is spacious and gives a nice view of the sea
the cottage is spacious and very comfortable
it is very spacious and comfortable and we particularly enjoyed the lovely balcony
fine for a one night stay- clean and tidy
lovely clean place with lots of space
lovely & clean and everything you could ask for
the accommodation was clean tidy and functional with comfortable beds
really lovely little cottage clean and modern plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 children
lovely host and very welcoming
the hosts were excellent and very helpful and reliable
katie was a perfect host: welcoming friendly knowledgeable and discreet
helpful and friendly hosts
an absolute class place to stay with great hosts thank you
great central location to explore penarth
fantastic location and a short walk to the seafront in penarth
good location within walking distance to the promenade and the shops
great location for the seafront and penarth town
excellent location and hosts
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Set your sights to the "Garden by the Sea"

Penarth, a town in Bro Morgannwg (Vale of Glamorgan) was a hugely successful seaside resort town in the 19th century. Today, it remains a seafront destination for travelers who want to experience the glamour of a resort town and immerse themselves in the relaxing vibe of Cardiff Bay. See the magic for yourself when you book an Airbnb here.

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