Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Varkala, India - Updated 2024

Elah Angelica
Elah Angelica 
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Set in the breathtaking state of Kerala, Varkala is a charming town located on the Arabian Sea. This fantastic tourist destination offers a spectrum of fun and amazing things to do and places to visit. Varkala Beach is one of its many stunning attractions, and it is a paradise adorned with picture-perfect red cliffs and palm trees. Odayam Beach Varkala and Kappil Beach are two other famous areas that you should include in your travel itinerary. With coasts abound, it’s not surprising that the place has a parade of gorgeous beach resorts. If you are interested in ancient temples, then pay a visit to the 2000-year-old Varkala Sri Janardanaswamy Temple. If you’re a history buff, you are going to find Anjengo Fort intriguing. Planning to visit soon? If yes, browse through this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Varkala, India.

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 July 06, 2024.

1. Scenic seaside abode (from USD 52)

This nice and beautiful property is a great place to unwind and offers plenty of rooms for big families or individual rooms to be rented if you’re traveling in a smaller group. Lounge by the calm waters of the communal swimming pool, or wade into the rolling waves by heading down to the beach. Rooms come with air-conditioning so you won’t need to worry about the tropical heat while indoors.

The establishment also allows smoking on the premises, so feel free to indulge if you have the habit.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
288 meters (0.2 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
22 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 10 Beds 16 Guests 10 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was awesome property is awesome pool is awesome and view is
Cleanliness:
the pool was kept clean and overlooked the ocean
the room was clean and comfortable and tucked in a beautiful jungle garden
best staycation i had in kerala very neat and clean staff is cordial food is great
Host:
manager was very helpful in coordinating the stay and everything
amazing property with spacious rooms and friendly staffs
our host was very communicative and it was an easy place to find
breakfast was delicious and all staff were very friendly and accommodating
Location:
one of the best place i have visited so far
if you are into surfing you will find this place convenient and fun
if you are coming with your family this is the best place to stay at
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2. Charming rental home ideal for small groups (from USD 48)

Those looking for a house with a warm and lived-in atmosphere should check out this property near Varkala Beach. The Airbnb rental provides access to the first floor of the home and your own parking space on the premises.

Cook your meals in the kitchen and store both ingredients or leftovers in the fridge. Wi-Fi is available so feel free to surf, stream, or update your social media. There’s also a space to work if you need to do some last-minute tasks.

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Varkala, Kerala, India
250 meters (0.2 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stay itself is amazing 2huge rooms a kitchen a dining room and a huge balcony
it had clean rooms functional kitchen huge balcony and everything else that we needed for 5 days stay
you will get a nice big house (the 1st floor) with 2 huge rooms
Host:
rajan are wonderful host
rajan is a wonderful host
the hosts are very helpful
rajan is certainly worthy of a super host tag
rajan was an amazing host very sweet and helpful
Location:
will definitely recommend this place to others
very well maintained place and such a comfortable place of stay
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3. Dreamy waterfront haven for couples (from USD 150)

When in a breathtaking coastal town like Varkala, it would be a wise choice to stay in a dreamy accommodation close to the sea. This waterfront vacation rental is a fantastic option for couples and solo wanderers as it welcomes up to two guests. Besides the magical views, it offers a fully equipped haven with a relaxing atmosphere. It features a bedroom with a full-size bed and a smart TV. It also comes with a kitchenette so you can cook hearty meals with your loved one. Outside, there’s a dining table perfect for romantic date nights.

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Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
160 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities are as described and make for a comfortable stay
and then there's the view the view from the bed when you wake up - fabulous
the room and amenities are amazing and well maintained
the room has a slider see- through door if you want to enjoy the view from the bedroom
the scenic view right from your room is really awesome
Cleanliness:
the house it super clean and very ethnic
the rooms are clean nice and comfortable
the house has a rooftop and it was clean room
the rooms are fairly clean and well maintained by jobin the caretaker
it's very clean very shallow and there are few people teaching surfing as well
Host:
the host and his staff are hospitable and welcoming
jobin who was the care taker took really good care of us
mr jobin was a great host and an excellent cook
the caretaker was very helpful
benny is a wonderful host
Location:
absolutely stunning location and beautiful villa
an excellent location right on the cliffs
still the location is quite good
a picturesque walk to the cliffs
the villa is an ideal place for a small family of 2/3
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4. Lovely villa surrounded by lush greenery (from USD 42)

This lovely villa is surrounded by lush greenery that guarantees guests a relaxing stay. It is a fantastic abode ideal for big parties as a group of up to 10 people is welcome to enjoy its comfort and conveniences. Two bedrooms, two baths, and a fully equipped kitchen are packed in this retreat. WiFi is accessible for guests’ added convenience.

On a pleasant day, you might like to go to Varkala Beach. This house for rent is only a two-minute walk to the stretch of sand and coast. You can also cycle around town with the bicycles available for rent.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
230 meters (0.2 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
60 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the two bedrooms comes with ac ( very much needed in march) and it is clean and comfortable
nikhil also provides a nice breakfast
the interior is quite beautifully designed and all the essential kitchen items are available
Cleanliness:
the house is super clean and was sanitized
overall well maintained spacious and clean place
stylish spacious and clean
the place is near varkala beach and it's a very clean place
excellent 2bhk facility with well-maintained rooms clean washrooms a large kitchen and a lovely front yard and back yard
Host:
nikhil is a lovely host
nikhil is really a great host making your stay sooo comfortable
nikhil has been an awesome host
nikhil was an amazing host
the host is amazing so is the homestay
Location:
it is aptly located at a few minutes walk from the varkala cliff with a welcoming neighborhood
the location is great quite near to the beaches and town area
nice place great neighborhood caal place close to beach
it’s a pretty place about 5 min walk from the beach ideal for small parties/events
the location is perfect only around five minutes walk down to the beach
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5. Traditional-style cottage near Odayam Beach

Enjoy a holiday full of luxury, relaxation, and bliss when you stay at this Kerala-style cottage with wooden furniture. The house is located in a picture-perfect and serene location surrounded by towering palms. The views of Odayam Beach from this house will surely take your breath away. Inside, you will find a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a dining table that seats two, and a spotless bath with a shower. There’s a patio where you can marvel at the views while sipping your first coffee of the day.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
3.01 km (1.9 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
125 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with high ceilings and air conditioning we were more than comfortable
also like most of india the wifi is a bit spotty and slow
the south indian breakfasts from jasar's kitchen were super tasty
the cottage was very cozy and neat
the wifi is excellent which meant that i could get some work done
Cleanliness:
the bathroom is clean
plush extremely clean scenic spacious and affordable
it was a spacious clean and comfortable cottage
overall i can recommend jasar 100% his facilities are top-notch (modern clean fully-functioning) and he really looks after you
the room is well equipped clean and on request the caretaker is there to help out always
Host:
great service from friendly staff too
again staff was amazing
the hospitality was amazing and the staff was really cooperative and jasar himself is really cooperative
jasar is a great host
the owner jasar is recheable and friendly
Location:
amazing cliff side location near varkala beach
this really is the perfect location in varkala
very central to everything you might need but just far enough away enough that you could truly unplug
the location is right next to the little village and temple which we enjoyed visiting
this place is an amazing option if you’re looking for a relaxed time close to the sea
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6. Deluxe apartment with free parking (from USD 72)

For guests who are more into luxurious accommodations than traditional villas, then consider booking this deluxe apartment in Palm Bay Beach Residency. It is a modern and classy dwelling with three bedrooms featuring king-sized beds and work desks.

This house for rent in Varkala also comes with three spacious tiled bathrooms, a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, and balconies with seats and sea views. Free parking on the premises is a bonus.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
622 meters (0.4 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
26 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the rooms were clean and spacious
the premises were clean and well maintained
the house is well maintained with good amenities and quite clean too
Host:
pramod was helpful in locating the house and making us comfortable
he was always very helpful with suggestions on good eateries and places to visit
Location:
the greatest advantage was the location which was very close to the beach and the cliff
but the location does provide good privacy and tranquility
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7. Simple accommodation best for big groups (from USD 22)

Located close to the beach, Green Garden Ayurvedic Resort is ideal for a big group of travelers. It has eight spacious bedrooms that can comfortably sleep up to sixteen guests. The place is nothing but cozy, and all the furnishings and amenities are modern. Its kitchen is fully functional, and the dining area is expansive. If you feel like taking a quick nap, there’s a cozy couch in the living room. The best part of choosing this accommodation is its surrounding nature. This resort also offers Ayurveda treatments to help you relax.

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Varkala, Kerala, India
1.02 km (0.7 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
33 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 22 Beds 16 Guests 11 Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no ac in the room but fan
this was in a great location for us the room was a great size with a lovely peaceful balcony
Cleanliness:
very good position quite and clean
Host:
rajeev is an amazing host staff was very hospitable
the host tried his best to make our stay comfortable
rajeev is a fantastic host
very good staff your place in varkala
the personal is very kind and real time helping
Location:
location is best rates are very resonable
basic but good value for money and close to beach
great location and rajeev is a lovely host
will definately recomend my friends to go to this place and enjoy
a lovely place with positive and healing vibration
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8. Small guesthouse in a beautiful area (from USD 16)

Set close to Aaliyirakkm Beach, this vacation rental is one of the best choices for tourists who are looking for accommodations proximate to the sea. Shops and eateries are also nearby as well as businesses that offer yoga and surfing classes. This guesthouse features four bedrooms. You may book one or as many as you need, depending on the size of your group. Each room can accommodate two guests. Renters have access to common amenities in the house, including a kitchen, a living space, and terraces.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
159 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
inclusion of hot water and a/c would be good
deepa’s cooking was delicious - don’t miss out on ordering breakfast from her
deepa made us varied kerala breakfasts several times which were interesting and tasty
Cleanliness:
we got a very clean and spacious room
deepa's place is quite clean and homely
cleanliness and esp the smell of the bedroom matters and hope the host looks into these
the place was silent calm and clean
the room was super clean and the whole house is in a perfect condition
Host:
host was kind and attentive
the host was friendly and communicative
deepa is a lovely host
deepa is a friendly host who is more than happy to help you
deepa was a great host highly recommended
Location:
a really nice location to stay with friends and family which is really close to the beach
very near to aaliyriakam beach a morning walk on the beach is such a wonderful experience
it is the perfect place to stay near the beach
the location is serene with a beautiful garden and it’s close to an amazing beach with cliffs
wonderful location but shouldn’t expect much from the property
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9. Stunning retreat with discounts for long-term renters (from USD 39)

This modern and comfortable accommodation is perfect for tourists who plan to stay in an Airbnb in Varkala near the cliff. The hosts let guests enjoy a long holiday here by providing them with discounted rates. More so, it is an ideal abode for families, especially those with pets as this place is also pet friendly.

Clean white walls, sturdy columns, granite accents, and sleek furniture add to the charm of this two-bedroom retreat. It has a gorgeous elevated kitchen, WiFi, and a smart TV for indoor entertainment. Towels and toiletries are provided for guests’ convenience.

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Varkala, Kerala, India
303 meters (0.2 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
44 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean beautiful than expected
it’s a nicely done space clean and tidy
Host:
it’s a good place for a group of friends and host was excellent in super fast communication
Location:
brand new comfortable modern house at a walking distance from varkala beach; robin was always ready to help us
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10. Simple abode near Varkala South Cliff

This lovely blue house is a fully furnished abode with a home-away-from-home ambiance. It is equipped with two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a seating area, and a kitchen with a fridge and cutlery. There’s WiFi throughout the rental so guests can keep themselves updated. Varkala South Cliff is a short walk from this location, making it a top choice for adventure seekers. The best part? This accommodation is very affordable, allowing guests to spend more on touristy activities instead.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
454 meters (0.3 ft) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
8 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ventilators saved us it's better than a/c it turned out
in the the kitchen you can find all utilities for comfortable longstay and cooking homefood
Host:
christine is a great host who provided us with a warm hospitality
owner christine is responsible communicate accurate and kind person
Location:
location is close to the cliffs beaches and the railway station so it makes moving around easier
the house is very pleasant the location is very good the hostess is attentive and careful
nice location international host kids friendly place overall a good property to stay
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11. Affordable apartment for two

If you prefer budget-friendly accommodation, this one-bedroom rental might just interest you. It is a comfortable haven with a cool and airy ambiance. Two guests can share this accommodation, making it ideal for couples on a romantic holiday. This room comes with a king-sized bed, a clean en-suite bath, a storage space for your belongings, and a terrace. Apart from your private room, you can also access other facilities in Keratheeram. On a pleasant day, you might love to chill in the garden or play some board games with other guests. Yoga glasses are available for health buffs as well.

Stayed at this property?
Varkala, Kerala, India
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
93 reviews  
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
daily yoga classes filtered water and good wifi
the bathroom was a bit warm and dark and it lacked fresh air
clean bed with mosquito net an adjoining wet room and a shared balcony with chairs and hammocks
our room was very comfortable bathroom and balcony and storage all thoughtfully provided
the rooms were exactly as pictured & relaxing
Cleanliness:
rooms clean and stylish
beautiful light clean rooms
the room was very well kept the bathrooms were clean and the corridors were cleaned every day
the room itself is clean and adequate
the rooms were clean and comfortable
Host:
loris was a great host
the hosts were very friendly
great hosts make a great stay
the host is very friendly and obliging
anju (the host) was attentive polite and friendly
Location:
great location and beautiful rooftop
i loved the location which was very near to the cliff
very good location right at varkala cliff
great place close to the cliff
great location with a very laid back atmosphere
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12. Tropical villa with a garden

What better way to enjoy Varkala than to stay at a traditional home with tropical details. This villa is a simple haven with a bedroom, a seating area, a clean bathroom, and an independent kitchen with a gas stove and cutlery. Since this rental can only accommodate two people, the extra guests need to pay an additional fee. Outside, you will find a beautiful garden where you can unwind after engaging in adrenaline-pumping activities.

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1.39 km (0.9 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple
15 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a fan in the bedroom and a european style toilet which is really clean
Cleanliness:
incredibly clean place to enjoy varkala
clean easy communication nabil the manager was always there or available
wonderful room spacious and perfectly clean
just want to emphasize again how clean it is— cleanest place i’ve stayed in in india
10 minutes walk from the beach very peaceful comfortable and clean with fast wifi
Host:
such a nice kind family also even picked us up from the train station when we arrived
Location:
really nice space only 10 mins walk from the beach
great location and great staff
great place super clean friendly host super chill location away from the cliff
great place to stay in varkala
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Fall in love with Varkala

Varkala is a charming coastal town and a top tourist destination in Kerala. It is home to lovely beaches perfect for swimming and water adventures. Come to Varkala and make lasting memories with the people you love. Choose your accommodation from this list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Varkala, India.

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