Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Stellenbosch Central, South Africa

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Less than an hour’s drive from charming Cape Town, Stellenbosch Central is home to one of the leading universities in South Africa. Filled with students and scholars from all over the country, it is one of the most vibrant areas in Stellenbosch. When in the neighbourhood, check out Church Street for its chic cafes and streetside dining. You can also visit Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden and witness a range of unique flora. Performing arts enthusiasts can catch a classical concert or a recital in the university concert hall, ENDLER. Apart from touring the premises of Stellenbosch University, you can stop by the Rupert Museum and see a variety of paintings and sculptures.

This central region of Stellenbosch also features plenty of vacation rentals offering homelike accommodations. For options, scroll down and discover the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Stellenbosch Central, South Africa.

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 June 02, 2024.

1. Chic rental offering hassle-free stay (from USD 83)

With its interiors dominated by soothing white, this chic and welcoming rental offers a peaceful and comfortable stay.

The unit’s living room includes a comfy sofa with a very vivid and charming wallpaper of woods in the background, which works great for photo sessions. To make your stay convenient, it features a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. You can also find a shared barbecue grill, which you can use for fun cookouts. With free on-site and on-street parking, you can conveniently take your vehicles for a hassle-free commute.

Stellenbosch, WC, South Africa
155 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we watched movies on the tv and enjoyed the awesome shower
the apartment was as described and we enjoyed our stay
would highly recommend the apartment for a short stay in stellies
great stay in a simple clean lock-up-and-go apartment
it's modern clean and has everything you need
really is a hidden gem beautifully decorated clean spacious has everything you need
the host was very responsive and pro active
had a great stay super friendly host
thank you for hosting us carol and adrian
the host is super responsive and the apartment very nice and cozy as well as good located
great place as advertised and the hosts are very helpful
fantastic location for exploring stellenbosch
great location and fabulous value
beautiful property in a good location in stellenbosch central
the location is quite nice
great location short stroll away from city centre
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2. Concord Apartment (from USD 47)

Situated on vibrant Church Street, this vacation rental ensures a happening and entertaining stay.

The charming apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen, which allows you to cater for yourself. If you are not in the mood to cook, you can find stylish cafes right down the street. With Wi-Fi and a work desk, you can have a long, comfortable workcation in an outstanding location. For a daytime nap, you can draw out the room-darkening shades on the window, which otherwise looks down at the street. For easy parking and commute, you can access the secure basement parking bay.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
343 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was very good
the cafe below the apartments was great for coffee and breakfast
apartment is comfortable and description is accurate
wonderful apartment had everything we needed for one night
the place was very clean and had everything that i needed
it was exceptionally clean well furnished with a super comfortable bed and great shower
it's comfy and clean
but overall a very spacious and clean apartment with a great secure location
amazing host
great host highly recommended in all aspects
absolutely loved staying at emma’s place she was extremely helpful as a host
emma was a very accommodating friendly host and i’d definitely recommend her to guests
comfy bed and great shower friendly communicative hosts easy check-in and out
central location and great place
great location in the heart of stellenbosch
a great location in the center of stellenbosch
easy to walk from here to all the town's attractions including key university buildings
great place to stay close to the center of stellenbosch
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3. Well-appointed property with elegant interiors (from USD 277)

For your next retreat in Stellenbosch Central, book this elegant and spacious vacation rental with baroque elements.

The open-concept living area features comfy seating, a six-seater dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is well-appointed with dishes and cookware and equipped with modern appliances, making it easier for you to cook any recipe. For relaxation, you can draw yourself a bath in the equipped ensuite bathrooms. For a memorable time with friends and family, you can also gather in the outdoor area, which includes a sizable dining area and loungers.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
87 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
beautiful home stylishly furnished spotless and very comfortable
spotless home comfortable and very central location to explore the area on foot or by car
elana was most accommodating will most certainly recommend this facility
host excellent with communication and we really enjoyed our weekend visiting local wineries
very well appointed and the various hosts i dealt with were very helpful
great location in a stylish place
fantastic house in a secure location a stones throw from central stellenbosch
well located and highly recommended
great modern place centrally located
great location and super safe and comfortable
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4. Charming unit in a magnificent manor

Set in a large manor, this cottage offers a relaxing escape for couples and solo travellers.

The space features an open-concept living room with separate living areas and a kitchen. A spiral staircase in the living room leads up to the gorgeous loft bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The unit boasts access to a charming garden, which is perfect for relaxation. You can either take a soak in the pool or laze on the poolside loungers. To incentivise a long-term stay, the place offers weekly and monthly stay discounts.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a pool and some nice views further compliment this beautiful cottage
the cottage is also loadshedding friendly with a gas stove and wifi and lights staying on
we enjoyed the pool and the nice cottage
this cottage is tastefully furnished with some unexpected luxuries like the nespresso machine and very large plush beds
the cottage and house were also both beautiful with a very well taken care of garden and pool
suna was a delightful host and so accommodating
james was extremely helpful and courteous
suna was kind checking in on us to make sure we had everything we needed
the hosts were incredible communicators and gave excellent recommendations in the area
the location of the place is ideal too
good location well appointed accommodation
the location couldn`t have been better
central but quiet safe and comfortable
good location if you want to be in town
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5. Neatly appointed rental set on historic street (from USD 183)

This charming property is situated on a historic and peaceful street, making your stay serene and restful.

The unit boasts a neatly appointed kitchen. Guests can enjoy their meals in the expansive living room, which includes plenty of seating, including a dining table. Two of the bedrooms include workstations, which, along with Wi-Fi, allow you to stay on top of your work while away on vacation. It also features a patio that opens out onto the lawn. The patio with seating and a built-in barbecue make it ideal for outdoor relaxation.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
26 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee machines in each bedroom so spacious with a huge lounge stunning kitchen and beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms
the kitchen and lounge were huge and also had great amenities netflix tv 2 fridges small rear garden
the place has a lot of space and is very comfortable
spacious clean central comfortable efficient
great location clean good communication
were very helpful with advice
thank you for hosting us at your beautiful house
perfect location walking distance from centre
beautiful house in a perfect location - walking distance to the town centre
beautiful place good location and very satisfying
great stay at a very good location in stellenbosch
perfect location for a short stay in stellenbosch charm bliss
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6. Gorgeous unit with private backyard

This gorgeous and cosy unit in Stellenbosch Central is ideal for families and small groups. During your stay, you can maintain your workout routine by taking advantage of the exercise equipment. On particularly cold nights, you can keep yourself cosy by lighting up and huddling around the indoor fireplace.

To keep yourself occupied, you can watch a film or continue your favourite shows on TV with Disney+ and Netflix. You can also keep yourself refreshed by taking leisurely strolls in the private backyard.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's well-equipped the beds were comfy and is located perfectly
the garden is very cute and the beds were super comfortable
clean and well maintained home highly recommended
paul is a great host
paul was a very helpful and gentle host
pail is a very nice and friendly host
the location is perfect everything is within walking distance
house is beautiful and fantastic location
amazing location and beautiful spacious house
it is right in the heart of stellenboch and walking distance from lots of restaurants and attractions
the house is beautiful and the location is fantastic
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7. Squirrel & Vine (from USD 43)

Decorated in neutral colours, this lovely property exudes calming vibes.

It features an open-concept design with intermixed sitting, dining and cooking areas. The spacious kitchen is equipped with top-notch appliances, making it easier for you to cater to yourself. From the open living room, you can step onto the compact and charming balcony, which is perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee. When you are not working or out exploring, you can keep yourself occupied by browsing through the selection of books or streaming a show on TV.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
193 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
from a honesty wine bar to cell phone chargers
kitchen is well equipped with generous amount of coffee and a wine bar and got one complimentary bottle
good and comfortable bed save parking and all amenities were there thank you for having us
the kitchen was fully equipped and we found the bedrooms very comfortable
nicely fitted kitchen with everything you need and the bottle of wine was appreciated
convenient clean comfortable and cozy
great location clean and tidy accommodation would 100% use again
shelley’s place is clean and well equipped
shelley's apartment was clean comfortable & perfect for our weekend in stellenbosch
spotlessly clean… crisp white linen… great location… netflix… battery backup during load-shedding… shelley’s thought of everything
the host was incredibly friendly helpful and accommodating
a very nice apartment and a host who responds quickly to messages
the host really thought of everything and the place was really well equipped
the host has added many thoughtful and helpful things which made the stay very comfortable
shelly was also very helpful since the beginning available at all times whenever i had any questions
excellent location close to everything
location is superb
the location was ideal and within walking distance to everything we needed
great apartment in a great location
the neighborhood is very conveniently located and although it’s a lively neighborhood the apartment is very quiet
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8. Cosy vacation rental with balcony (from USD 117)

For a happening stay on your visit to Stellenbosch Central, this unit on Church Street is one of the best options.

This charming vacation rental boasts a well-appointed kitchen that allows you to keep yourself satiated at all times. You can enjoy your meals and quick snacks either on the dining table or the eating counter in the kitchen. You can also sit on the gorgeous balcony and enjoy your coffee while looking down at the stylish, bustling street. For a hassle-free experience, you can take advantage of the laundry facilities and free on-site parking.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment 100% accurate to the description
the apartment itself was clean and perfect
good and clean appartement
emaculate clean spacious and luxurious
the apartment was also very clean with a lot of extra touches
it was stylish clean and comfortable with everything we needed
perfect host so kind and caring
nadine was an amazing host
hosts were helpful and communicative
nadine is an amazing host she went above and beyond what is expected of a host
nadine was a brilliant host very friendly accommodating and helpful
best location in central stellenbosch
the location is ideal to explore stellies
the location is easy walking distance from everything in the town
very central and easy access to eating spots and shopping
great place in a great location
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9. Tree Tops (from USD 56)

This stunning studio apartment is perfect for solo backpackers and couples looking for a budget-friendly stay in town.

The studio features a queen bed, a well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast nook and a workstation. The unit opens onto the charming balcony, where you can have a romantic dinner while relishing the vibe of the buzzing street. During your stay, you can access the parking garage in the basement. For a hassle-free experience, you can take the lift from the basement up to your studio unit.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
129 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with a chic interior
we had a lovely one night stay in this beautiful apartment
we had a wonderful time the apartment is very cozy and just like on the photos
and on top of that it’s the most comfortable airbnb bed i’ve slept in yet can’t be beat
my second stay at this apartment & it did not disappoint
the space itself was sparkling clean and very comfortable
what a lovely stylish clean and well thought out apartment
the decor was beautiful the apartment spotless and the little extras were a real treat
their place is great very clean and has everything you need
wonderful hosts who communicated easily and ready to help
the owners are extremely responsive and kind
the hosts were very responsive and helpful
the hosts are helpful and accommodating too
louis elsje were fantastic hosts from the moment we made contact
amazing location in the heart of stellenbosch
awesome location in the center of stellenbosch
great location and bonus of offstreet parking
perfect apartment in the most perfect location
was a perfect location in the middle of all the restaurants/bars
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10. Sunlit property with window nook (from USD 80)

With a sizable window in both the living room and the bedroom, this vacation rental offers a bright and welcoming stay.

The open-concept living room features a seating area, a dining table and a well-equipped kitchen. The spacious and minimalist bedroom opens onto the area, which includes a workstation and a window-seating nook. The window nook is perfect for some light reading while enjoying the buzz of the street below. To relax at the end of the day, you can draw yourself a bath.

Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, South Africa
288 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really fabulous stay in a beautiful apartment ‘in the trees’
this light and modern apartment is absolutely perfect
bed extremely comfortable with beautiful crisp linen
we had a very nice 2 nights stay at dora‘s apartment
the place was spotless and sparklingly clean
it’s well equipped very clean and cozy
very clean with everything you need for a lovely visit
the apartment is thoughtfully designed so clean bright and cozy
dora & chris’s place is stylish comfortable and spotlessly clean
dora and chris are fantastic hosts
thank you dora for a wonderful stay and being such a great host
dora is the perfect host huge recommendation
dora was a friendly host with open communication from before our arrival and throughout our stay
wonderful hosts accommodations and location
the location is amazing
fantastic stay cute apartment in a very central location
the location is ideal with walking distance to great restaurants and shops
beautiful apartment within a great location in stellenbosch
stunning apartment and an amazing location
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Experience the laid-back buzz of Stellenbosch Central

Stellenbosch Central is full of charming streets with chic street cafes, perfect for unwinding in style. With many of these vacation rentals sitting right on those buzzing streets, you are sure to have a happening escape in the area. Before your visit, review this list and book one of these vacation rentals for a memorable getaway.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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