Saint-Malo is a beautiful port city on the coast of Brittany, France, and its history and culture revolve around the sea. Saint-Malo has an advantageous position on the English Channel and it emerged as a busy seaport in the 1400s. This distinction made it a breeding ground for pirates and explorers such as Jacques Cartier, whose exploration of the Canadian coast made a huge impact. Although more than half of the original buildings were destroyed by bombings in World War II, the buildings within the old city walls were reconstructed in traditional designs to maintain the historic atmosphere. You will feel like you went back in time when you walk around the old city or stand on the top of the walls while looking out to sea like many explorers once did. Read on for our picks of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Saint-Malo, France.
Those who love indoor entertainment even while on vacation will enjoy staying at this great apartment. The refurbished flat is spread over two floors. Downstairs in the living room, you can watch TV while sitting on the unique swinging armchairs. Upstairs, put a movie on the projector for an experience unlike any other. This eclectic rental has lots of unique decors and all of the comforts of home. Capable of accommodating four guests, it’s the perfect abode for a small family or a group of friends who want to unwind.
Top guest reviewsswinging chairs and couch are really fun and comfortablethe apartment is beautiful with two floors and a nice shower (only one toilet which is separate)bathroom and shower excellent with washing machinegreat location clean and modern lovely decor
Host:hosts were very gracious and friendly; we highly recommend this accommodationthe communication with the owners was easy and everything worked wellRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful apartmentgreat location near beach and centerthe location is ideal with multiple restaurants and shopping just minutes awaygreat and central location for exploring old towngreat location to explore st malo
Although more than half of the historic city of Saint-Malo was destroyed in World War II, there are still some pre-war buildings that remained, like this one that houses a studio rental. The apartment is lovely inside, with a perfect mix of antique structure and modern decor. It has an open-concept design but a wall separates the bed from the living room and kitchen. The apartment is perfectly located so you can walk to the beach, shopping spots, and tourist sites, and return to a quiet street for a restful evening.
Top guest reviewsthe place would be perfect if it was equipped with wifithe room looked exactly like the photos and was in the perfect locationdon t expect wifi be ready for extra charge for towel and bedsheetthe apartment was clean stylish and had all of the amenities we neededthe apartment is exactly as described and is well equipped and comfortable for 2it was clean well presented and relaxingapartment is very cleanclean calm functional as well as very pleasantthe apartment is beautifully decorated and sparklingly cleanjacqueline place is very clean and well taken cared of
Host:knowledgeable and helpful hostshe was very friendly and helpful throughout my stayjacqueline was a wonderful hostjacqueline is a wonderful hostthe host was very friendly and helpful ( although we do speak fluent french)Read more reviewsgreat location and very cute apartmentthe flat was really cute comfortable and well locatedit's easy walking distance to anywhere in the old townhowever the location is just the best everwonderful space and perfect location
Looking out the windows of this studio flat, you might be convinced that you have traveled back hundreds of years. This home is set in the historic district, which means there are Medieval stone buildings right outside your door. This rental is located in a restored mansion and is completely modern inside. It has room for two guests, and the sleeping area is separated from the living area by a divider to make it feel more spacious. There is also a small kitchen where you can prepare simple meals or snacks.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is incredibly stylish and clean with two comfortable beds and lots of movies games etcRead more reviewsperfect location in a quiet but accessible locationmichel very easy train/bus ride takes about 50 minuteswalking distance to everything and a gorgeous clean trendy place with all the comfort neededa great place to stay in the ultra center of saint-malo
If you’re traveling to Saint-Malo by car and concerned about parking on the narrow cobblestone streets, worry not because you will have a spot for your car if you stay at this apartment. The hosts will provide a parking card during your stay so you can leave your car nearby. However, the apartment has such a great location that you probably won’t even need to drive during your visit since the beach, shops, and restaurants are all accessible on foot. Be sure to leave plenty of time to relax at the rental too. It has a gorgeous interior with an eclectic design, and the windows overlook a peaceful garden courtyard.
Top guest reviewswe especially loved the beautiful decor and super comfy bedwe had a lovely stay at stef & anna’s apartmenta nice clean flat in a very cozy townthe apartment was really well equipped with everything you could need and spotlessy clean
Host:stef and anja are a great host and there when you need themwe didn't meet the hosts or the 3rd party pickup via lock box which worked okRead more reviewsperfect location within the wallsthe location is excellent and very central and is very quietthe parking was very good although quite a walk due to its location outside the wallsparking is excellent addition it is a few minutes walk/drive away
Step outside the glass doors of this rental’s living room and you will find yourself in a peaceful garden, where you can enjoy the patio furniture and flourishing plants in privacy. There are even chaise lounge chairs where you rest under the sun. Inside, the apartment is just as inviting. The rooms are tastefully furnished and have all of the necessities. There are also some additional perks such as a washing machine, a dryer, and two different coffee makers.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is impeccably decorated and has every ammenity you could imagine including strong wifiwe loved our stay at françoise’s apartmentthe apartment was sparklingly clean well decoratedthe apartment was delightfully presented clean and well appointed
Host:she is a wonderful hostthe host francoise is very helpful and friendlygreat place and fabulous hostan amazing passionate host who thinks of every possible touchworth the walk to beat the crowds and have this gem with outside terrace and lovely hostRead more reviewsthe location of the apartment is also ideallocation was great as it was only 10-15 mins of walk to the key tourist attractionwe had a very comfortable stay the location was perfectthe old town of st malo is a short walk and well worth a visitvery good place to stay recommend
This apartment on the fourth floor will take your breath away with its unique interior. It has a cathedral ceiling that rises up two stories over the living area. Along the walls are huge windows that bathe the entire apartment in sunlight. Upstairs, you will find a sleeping loft with room for up to two guests. Downstairs, under the loft, is a kitchen and a bathroom. The space is so serene that you’ll find it hard to leave, but when you do, you’ll have all the highlights of Saint-Malo within walking distance.
Top guest reviewsthe bed and linens were very comfortable and the bathroom kitchen and living room were very spaciouswe'd recommend the apartment wholeheartedlyit was very clean and beautifully decoratedeverything was incredibly cleanthe apartment was clean modern and newthe space is cozy clean and stylish—every detail is so thoughtful
Host:the host is super nice gentle and patientamazing place and great hostcaroline was a great host and let us drop our bags off which was a great helpcaroline was so kind and responsive and welcomed us personallycaroline was a very friendly and attentive hostess and provided plenty of good tips for the visitRead more reviewsincredibly close to easy parkingfantastic location and comfortable well equiped appartmentcouldn’t be in a better location in stabsolutely amazing apartment in the centre of st malo near to shops bars restaurantsit is a brand new apartment in a perfect location within saint malo old town
The third-floor location of this apartment is the perfect vantage point for spying on some of Saint-Malo’s top sights. The ocean is visible from the windows, as well as the Grand Bé island and Fort National. Up to five guests can stay in this two-bedroom apartment, which also has a living room and a full kitchen. You can enjoy your meals while seated around the dining table or a quick coffee while lounging at the kitchen island counter.
Top guest reviewsonly thing is that the apartment looks better in the picturesthe apartment is in great shape and it was clean and well-decorated
Host:emmanuelle was an amazing host always very helpful and kindRead more reviewsthe location is absolutely fantasticsuper location right next to the beachthis was the perfect location and a wonderful apartmentnice place close to main st malo attractiongreat location and good communication
Live out your dreams of living in a French artist’s loft by booking this lovely apartment in Saint-Malo. The penthouse flat has sloped ceilings with multiple skylights that let in lots of sunlight and offer views of your surroundings. The loft has enough room for up to two guests, but it is separated into sleeping, living, and dining areas, making it feel very spacious. There is parking right outside, and guests can easily check in through a digital code.
Top guest reviews
Host:communication with the host was great and check-in was extremely easyRead more reviewsvery cozy apartment in a great locationvery nice apartment close to the beach super comfortable bed
One way to live out your French fantasies is by staying in this apartment located right over a baker. Any time of the day, soft croissants and crusty baguettes will be just steps away. The apartment has a small kitchenette where you can supplement your baked goods with cheese, jam, and, of course, wine. Up to two guests can stay in this rental, which is located in a building that dates back to the 1300s. The host has provided books and DVDs for entertainment, and there are even complimentary beach towels so you can leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is above a bakery and its a delicious place for early morning coffee and pastrysightseeing activities and the wifi‘s access were written in multiple languages; made it a lot easiervery clean and light with all amenities big comfortable bedthis is a beautiful apartment in a quiet building- i felt at home and comfortable the whole timeher assistant martine was super and sweet and met us to welcome us to the apartmentit was clean and very “homey”the apartment was clean and equipped with everything we needed
Host:the landlady was very friendly and really made me feel at homeand i cannot say enough about how kind and helpful our host marie was during our staymarie françoise was very kind and attentiveRead more reviewsthis apartment is perfectly located in st malo truly you can't get much better than this locationcould not ask for a better location the flat is beautifully decorated tooa very charming appartment at a very reasonable price the location is fabulous and we were very warmly welcomed
Located in a historic stone building in the old section of Saint-Malo, this apartment’s design is the perfect balance of traditional and avant-garde. The living room has tall windows that let in tons of light. All you need to do is select a book from the shelf and stretch out on the couch for a relaxing day. The flat has room for up to two guests, making it a romantic setting for a couple’s trip to the sea.
Top guest reviewsthe little kitchen is really helpful to make some breakfast and coffee in the morningreally great place very well designed exceptionally comfortable and warmthe apartment was very chic and roomybathroom is very nice with enclosed showerthe apartment was clean and we'll stocked with kitchenware
Host:benjamin was very helpful and communicativewe had all we needed and the host responsivei truly recommend this host and flat and i'll be back sometime for surenice touches from the hosts the fireplace was light when i arrivedRead more reviewsgreat location quiet and comfy flatvery cool apartment in an awesome locationlocation was perfect -- in the heart of the old towngreat flat nice location while being calmperfect space and unbeatable location
Journey to this beach destination with a rich history
Although Saint-Malo has its share of sandy beaches that attract sunbathers and swimmers, the city’s biggest draw is its historic atmosphere. Many of the rentals on this list are located in the old part of town, within the defense walls, so you can experience the city’s history first hand. It is a special place of natural beauty and historical significance, and a must-see spot on your next visit to Brittany. For the perfect trip, making sure to book an Airbnb vacation rental that suits you best.
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