Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Porthmadog, UK - Updated 2024

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There are plenty of reasons to visit Porthmadog, a beautiful harbour town located in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales, UK. The scenic coastline, majesties castles, historic railways lines, fine restaurants and unique craft shops keep travellers returning to this amazing destination. An iconic landmark that defines Porthmadog is The Cob, a 1.5-km (0.9-mi) embankment along the estuary built in 1811 that’s still standing today. Explore the town’s rich maritime history, shipbuilding and slate exporting industry at the Porthmadog Maritime Museum. The bustling town offers beach lovers an exciting time at Harlech Beach and Criccieth Beach with its azure waters and sandy shores. Don’t miss a terrific train ride on historic steam locomotives at Welsh Highland Heritage Railway or Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Planning a Porthmadog holiday getaway? Click here for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Porthmadog, UK.

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 08, 2024.

1. Sophisticated duplex apartment with entertainment options (from USD 109)

Stunning describes this renovated duplex apartment centrally located in Porthmadog. The two levels of luxury comfortably sleep four guests and boast two well-appointed bedrooms and one bath with essentials. Other outstanding amenities include a spacious open plan kitchen on the upper floor and a stylish living room. There is a separate TV room with entertainment options such as HD TV, an Xbox and Netflix for binge-watching your favourite shows.

Keen to explore the vicinity? There are convenience shops, lively pubs, eateries, a beautiful park, and the harbour located a short walk from the property.

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Porthmadog, Wales, United Kingdom
159 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rosie's place is an amazingly comfortable relaxing and quiet place in the centre of porthmadog
Cleanliness:
very nicely done out - clean and modern
the apartment is very well presented and clean
so clean tidy and a great location
lovely accommodation very clean and decorated really nicely
very clean and well equipped with everything you need for a short or long break
Host:
rosie was a lovely host and gave really good dinner recommendations locally
rosie is a great host she gave us restaurant info late check out and was excellent at communicating
rosie was a great host would stay again
the host is fantastic and always available for anything you may need
this was my second time staying here and once again everything was perfect rosie is a fantastic host
Location:
a perfect location for exploring the area
beautiful apartment in a stunning location
great location to wonderful beaches and snowdonia
close to supermarkets walking distance of the harbour and easy driving from plenty of hiking places
location was perfect and would definitely stay again
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2. Harbourside apartment with beautiful garden (from USD 126)

Nothing spells serenity better than relaxing by the beautiful garden of this apartment in central Porthmadog. With a sitting room that overlooks gorgeous harbour views, this unit is perfect for travellers looking for a peaceful retreat. Fit to accommodate four guests, the property has two comfortable bedrooms, one bath with essentials and a well-equipped kitchen for simple meal preparations.

Head out to the garden accessible via the patio doors to spend the day gazing upon passing sailboats and native birds flying across the skies.

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Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful ground floor apartment with spectacular views over porthmadog harbour and snowdonia
lovely stay at emma's apartment - the pictures don't do the views justice
to have wifi is great as lots of holiday lets seem to skimp on this service
we enjoyed watching the harbour from the patio and would highly recommend the apartment
such a lovely apartment the view from the porch is absolutely stunning
Cleanliness:
apartment very clean and spacious
the apartment itself is very clean and tidy
the apartment was clean with all the basic stuff you need in the kitchen
the accommodation was sparkling clean and a pleasure to return to after a busy day
fantastic location very clean and fresh
Host:
emma is a great host responds to questions quickly and efficiently
emma was a brilliant host replying quickly to all of our queries
emma was a great host and was very responsive to the few queries we had
emma the host was fantastic and communication was also excellent
emma was extremely helpful and sent over a wealth of information and places to visit
Location:
the location and the apartment are absolutely great
a lovely location especially if you are into boating
very happy that we chose this apartment and porthmadog as a holiday location
the location at portmadog is fantastic to enable you to go and explore the surrounding area
everything close by was a bonus if you didn't want to travel by car everyday
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3. Fabulous house with huge balcony overlooking estuary (from USD 121)

The location of this spacious house in Porthmadog is unbeatable as it’s a short stroll to lovely parks, grocery shops and fine restaurants. Have a great day by the gorgeous sandy beaches sited about 20 minutes from the property. After a wonderful day out, retreat to a sweet haven with two well-furnished bedrooms, two baths and a modern open plan living room with breathtaking estuary views. Coupled with a well-equipped kitchen for cooking simple meals and a huge balcony to relax next to nature, this holiday home is perfect for families and solo travellers.

Most guests love the peaceful surroundings with views of swans and water birds on the estuary, plus the changing sceneries throughout the day.

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Porthmadog, Wales, United Kingdom
142 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the sitting room balcony are amazing and very special
the only thing we needed to buy was hand soap toilet roll kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets
the view from the living room is beautiful over looking the estuary
the view of the estuary is lovely to watch whilst having breakfast in the morning
lovely waterside accommodation with super lounge/kitchen/diner at first floor level - with stunning views across to the mountains
Cleanliness:
everything so clean and as advertised
it was very clean and well looked after
calm clean and fully equipped
very comfortable clean and well equipped
the place was so clean and had a lovely feel to it
Host:
a fantastic host & a stunning home
sue is a great host
the people here are friendly and helpful
sue was a really caring and helpful host
sue the host was very communicative and made sure we had everything we needed
Location:
great location and very well equipped
fantastic location to explore especially by train
great location good for exploring snowdonia
perfect location to explore snowdonia and surrounding areas
so central for many interesting sites to visit and explore
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4. Spectacular waterfront cottage with modern interiors (from USD 164)

This is an exceptional place where you could gaze all day at the calming ocean while enjoying the sea breeze. The luxurious holiday cottage sleeps up to four guests and has two well-furnished bedrooms, one bath with essentials and unrestricted sea views. Convenient amenities include a fully fitted kitchen, free WiFi, free parking on the premises and a spacious patio to reconnect with nature’s glory.

Create many fond memories at this pet-friendly harbour retreat that’s close to beaches, restaurants, pubs, railway stations and nature trails. Its unmatched location in central Porthmadog means guests have easy access to top attractions in town.

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
45 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable excellent view over harbour
this gorgeous apartment has a real wow factor with the views overlooking the porthmadog harbour
the view is worth every penny in this beautiful modern 2 bedroom apartment
if i’m being picky then wi-fi would be ideal
great little holiday apartment in an amazing location with incredible view of the harbour
Cleanliness:
the apartment itself is spotless and very well equipped
spotlessly clean and in the most idyllic location
this is a lovely clean and comfortable apartment with a stunning view
very stylish well equipped spotlessly clean and with a great picture window view of the harbour
Host:
great communication from the owner and more than happy with the quality of the apartment
Location:
great location spacious and comfortable apartment
location is perfect; close to pubs shops supermarkets
the house is in a great location with great tips for places nearby
excellent location very close to ffestiniog railway and town centre of porthmadog
we will definitely recommend this place and hope to stay again soon
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5. Amazing two-bedroom apartment with fast internet

Discover a wonderful place to get away from it all at this amazing apartment at the heart of Porthmadog. Elegant and tastefully decorated, this rental comfortably sleeps four guests and has two bedrooms, one bath, a well-equipped kitchen, underfloor heating and fast internet to stay connected. It’s also a top pick among pet lovers as the property allows furry pals to join in the fun-filled holiday.

Best of all, the unit is close to Snowdonia National Park for an exciting day of biking, wilderness wandering, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are only five minutes away for awesome train rides.

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Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
33 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and well equipped apartment
very modern and clean place
a comfortable clean place to stay
Host:
absolutely fantastic place to stay and host extremely helpful
mirka is very quick to respond and very helpful
Location:
central heating is very good
great location for visiting snowdonia towns and villages
very nice place and well located
beautiful apartment in an excellent location
we would highly recommend mirka's place
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6. Historical slate house with indoor fireplace

Soak up the vintage vibes of this historical slate house sited at the heart of Porthmadog. A beautifully decorated house with three levels, this rental features a blend of traditional fittings with modern amenities that impresses guests. Able to accommodate four guests, the peaceful haven has an open plan kitchen on the ground level and an elegant living room with an indoor fireplace on the first level.

Rest well in the two comfortable bedrooms on the topmost level with gorgeous harbour views. Make your trip unforgettable by visiting the nearby attractions, such as Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, Criccieth Castle and Caernarfon Castle.

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Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
25 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful house on the harbour the views from the sitting room and front bedroom are just lovely
Cleanliness:
the place is clean beautifully decorated and very well equipped
the house was clean and comfortable nicely decorated with obviously allot of thought going into it
this property is clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed for a fantastic week
greatly recommend accommodation spacious clean comfortable and excellent location
Host:
lorna is a great host and we will happily return
Location:
perfect location and extremely comfortable
good restaurants within walking distance
fab location with everything we needed to hand
an ideal location to explore the lleyn peninsula snowdonia anglesey and the coast of central wales
a wonderful house in a great location which we would definitely look again to use if available
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7. Contemporary apartment with stunning harbourside views (from USD 107)

Watch the boats sail across the calming waters at Porthmadog Harbour when you stay at this contemporary first-floor apartment in the centre of town. Luxurious creature comforts, quality furnishings and breathtaking views of the South Snowdon Wharf make this an excellent choice for couples or small families. The unit comfortably sleeps four guests and has two bedrooms, two baths, a fully functional kitchen, private parking and a balcony to enjoy the cool sea breeze.

Planning to go sightseeing? Popular cafes, restaurants and Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways for exciting train rides are a short stroll away.

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Porthmadog, Wales, United Kingdom
191 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space and the furnishings where comfortable
beautiful views from the apartment
the wifi was acceptable except sometimes in the bedroom
such a lovely place would highly recommend andy and julies apartment
the apartment has a fantastic view to wake up to and enjoy all day
Cleanliness:
clean and lovely
it had everything we needed and was clean and well prepared for us
a clean and tidy flat overlooking the harbour
bathroom needs a bit of tlc but really clean throughout and well equipped with games sugar etc
Host:
great hosts would definitely return
good communication with the owner andy and a hassle-free check-in/out
communication with host during check-in process good
Location:
great place and fab location
perfect location for visiting the local area
beautiful location with everything required and a stress free break
great location to explore so many things around north wales
perfect location for all port has to offer
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8. Moelwyn (from USD 93)

In search of spacious luxury in town? This stunning vacation home at the heart of Porthmadog, Moelwyn, has everything you need for an unforgettable stay. The cleverly designed residence has a spacious gourmet kitchen on the ground floor, three plush bedrooms on the first floor and one and a half baths on the top floor. Spend many wonderful evenings relaxing at the enclosed back patio with comfortable outdoor furniture.

A short drive away are terrific attractions, including Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Purple Moose Brewery, Black Rock Sands Beach and Porthmadog’s 18-hole golf course for a challenging game.

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Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
298 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its a large property with plenty of space with comfy beds and a great shower
lots of space good kitchen nice outside area and well located
the house is spacious well equipped warm and comfortable
Cleanliness:
nice clean and cosy house
great spacious clean house
it was also very clean which was reassuring in current times
lovely touches exceptionally clean throughout
the property is clean nicely decorated comfortable spacious
Host:
great property and great host
hosts were very friendly and helpful
excellent hosts who go the extra mile
gareth is friendly he stopped by to introduce himself and check we were ok
gareth is a great host
Location:
very good location and house
location is centrally located between all of the point of interest
the location was great three minutes to the high street
excellent location few minutes walk to the shops and pubs
first rate accommodation and a great location
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9. Pet-friendly holiday haven with private courtyard

Joy is finding the perfect place to holiday with family and fur companions in Porthmadog. Located in the centre of the magnificent harbour town, this three-storey terraced house offers luxurious space in its four well-furnished bedrooms, two baths and classy interiors. Fit to accommodate eight guests, the holiday haven also has a fully functional kitchen, a spacious living and dining room, plus a private courtyard to romp around with much-loved pets.

Within walking distance are friendly pubs, casual dining restaurants, a lovely lake and a park. It’s a good base to explore nearby attractions, including Snowdonia National Park, Black Rock Sands Beach and Portmeirion.

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Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of little extras that made our stay more comfortable
Cleanliness:
it's spotlessly clean and well equipped
the house was very clean and just perfect for what we were looking for
the property is well equipped and clean
house felt cozy and clean and was a good size for our group
amazing house modern clean quality fittings and home comforts
Host:
the house is beautiful and is clearly taken care off by its hosts karen & kevin
karen was a wonderful host very quick to reply and always available if needed
would recommend karen as a host
her local guide is very helpful
Location:
good location for sightseeing and walking in the local area
great location just off the high street close to shops harbour etc
i can definitely say this house and location made our holiday brilliant
the accommodation was very conveniently close to the shops harbour and places of interest
a great quiet well-equipped house in a good location for exploring the area
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10. Pet-friendly basement guest suite

Looking for a unique stay in central Porthmadog? This basement guest suite with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings is the perfect match. This self-contained unit is a secluded couple’s hideaway with its comfortable bedroom, one bath and a handy kitchen for cooking meals. There’s a private entrance for added security and storage space for bicycles.

Better yet, the pet-friendly premises has fully tiled floors for easy cleanups. The harbour and all the delightful attractions in town are only one minute from the property.

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Porthmadog, Wales, United Kingdom
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very warm and cosy with an amazing shower exactly as described
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
clean comfy and all round pleasant stay
perfectly as described and spotlessly clean
good comms and clean quirky accommodation
it is wonderfully clean and well kept
Host:
kevin and karen were very welcoming hosts
hosts are lovely and helpful
karen and kevin are great hosts
responsive hosts and good value
karen was a super attentive host
Location:
great location - quick walk to get anywhere in town
great place to stay and lovely location :)
parking was free and close
car park - 2 min walk away and safe to leave the car overnight
parking was easy and close by
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Pack your bags for Porthmadog

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime in Porthmadog, a perfect place for couples, nature lovers and railway enthusiasts. Why stay at expensive and crowded hotels when you can choose private accommodation with everything you need? Take your pick from the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Porthmadog, UK.

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