10 Best Short-Term Rentals In Scarborough, UK - Updated 2024

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Scarborough, the largest seaside town in North Yorkshire, beckons! The resort town has sandy beaches on two bays, which are separated by a headland that Scarborough Castle sits on. South Bay is where tourists would flock for cafes, theatres and entertainment. This is also where you’d find the lively harbour with fishing trawlers. For the best views, head up the South Cliff Promenade to soak in the panorama of South Bay. The relatively peaceful North Bay houses Peasholm Park, a Japanese-themed park that features a pagoda and a boat house. You’d also find North Bay Railway, a miniature railway that runs approximately 1.4 km (0.9 mi). Rain or shine, beach or cliff, Scarborough has something for everyone. For a quick trip, check out one of these best short-term rentals in Scarborough, UK!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and short-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Lighthouse Holiday Cottage (from USD 164)

Located just two minutes from the beach and the harbour, this cottage promises a peaceful stay with scenic views. The property is located on a quiet street in Scarborough’s historical Old Town. The cottage houses up to six guests in three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owners have thoughtfully blended the new and the old with its modern furnishings and heritage decor - think modern, equipped kitchen, smart TV and free wifi against the backdrop of a warm fireplace and winding stairs. Better still, dogs are welcomed.

If you’re booking the place for summer, note that there’s a 7- or 14-night minimum stay in July and August. A three-night minimum stay applies for other months. Consider renting for a week to enjoy a 15% weekly discount.

Stayed at this property?
Scarborough, United Kingdom
175 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful homely house lots of room and wonderful sea views
the inside is very comfortable and well equipped we found everything we needed
clean tidy and comfortable
clean classy and cosy
really clean and communication was excellent
it was nice and clean and covid adjustments had been made
great property really clean and easy to use
lovely house lovely hosts lovely town
thank you for hosting us
helpful and friendly hosts
everything was perfect thanks to the hosts
such a beautiful house the hosts were very helpful and accommodating
brilliant location for town and beach
great location and fabulous stay in scarborough
market hall very close for fresh produce well worth visit
lovely house and excellent location to access local attractions
lovely house in great location fantastic four all ofscarborough facilities
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2. Cosy Bay Cottage (from USD 178)

Adjacent to the walls of Scarborough Castle lies Cosy Bay Cottage, a traditional coastal cottage that’s a five-minute walk to the harbour and South Bay beach. The three-storey cottage can accommodate four guests. The first floor welcomes guests with a living area, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate utility area to handle your laundry needs. The second floor houses the main bedroom and a family bathroom. The third floor contains a cosy twin bedroom. This floor also presents the neatest treat, breathtaking views of South Bay that you’ll find difficult to turn away from.

Since Cosy Bay Cottage is very close to the beach, don’t be surprised to find seagulls crashing your party.

Stayed at this property?
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
96 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself was perfectly equipped with all we needed and was very comfortable
bathroom is beautiful fantastic free standing bath
the piece de resistance is the bathroom with an huge standalone bath amazing rainfall shower and toiletries included
nice clean place to stay
beautiful inside and very clean and modern
the house is spotless and beautiful
super clean and great attention to detail
nicely renovated clean cottage
hosts were super helpful
georgie and sammy were really helpful and quick to respond to questions or requests
would definitely recommend lovely accommodation and hosts x
georgie and sammy were very helpful in making sure our needs were accommodated with two very small children
sammy and georgie were amazing hosts and were very quick to respond to any of our messages
location was fantastic
fantastic location central walkable to the town centre
the location is great access to both beaches and right next to the castle
brilliant location close to center of scarborough and seafront - this was brilliant for us
check in was easy and the house is in a perfect central location
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3. Brooklands Hideaway (from USD 146)

This two-bed, two-bath walk-up apartment is conveniently located near many town attractions. You can easily reach Spa Complex. Go on a five-minute walk, and you’ll find yourself in the midst of the bakeries and cafes at Ramshill. For a long evening stroll, simply head over to the small park directly opposite the apartment.

If you’d like to stay in, you can make yourself a cuppa and chill in the lounge that looks out to the park and the sea. Free wifi and TV are also available to keep you entertained. While children are welcome, do inform the owners if your children are under seven years so that they can ensure the apartment is a safe fit for your family.

Stayed at this property?
Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed as a family of 4 and our 2 children loved their twin room
the kitchen was especially well stocked plenty of space for a small family
we had a fantastic stay in sally’s apartment
great space with two fantastic bathrooms
the apartment is light modern and stylish the pictures don’t really do it justice
very clean and tidy
clean and nicely furnished
everything was very clean
amazing flat beautiful decor and very clean
spotlessly clean very well equipped and really comfy beds for a great nights sleep
the host was really helpful with any queries i had
hosts were very helpful would definitely stay again
would highly recommend this flat and the host :)
sally was an accommodating host great with communicating everything was smooth and simply
finding parking right outside was very easy and parking scratch cards were supplied by the host
it’s ideally located within easy walking distance of scarborough centre
beautiful apartment in a great location
beautiful flat in a great location
local shops within a 2 minute walk and amazing cliff top walk a few steps away
absolutely stunning apartment in a great location
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4. Harbourside House (from USD 145)

This newly renovated cottage is tucked away in Scarborough’s old town. On the ground floor, you’d find a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. On the second and third floors, you’d find three bedrooms and a bath, which can house up to six guests. However, parking is only available at two nearby public car parks for a fee. You might ditch the car anyway because you’ll be within a minute’s walk to the harbour and seaside attractions.

If you need anything else, just ask away. Guests have praised the owners for being responsive and attentive.

Stayed at this property?
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
nice clean and cosy place
everything as listed very clean and on the doorstep for everything
check in and out really easy and house is very clean with excellent amenities
fab location beach town and castle easily accessible from the house
wonderful cottage in a super location
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5. Maritime Holiday Apartments (from USD 158)

Owners of this Scandinavian-styled, two-bedroom apartment are determined to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The premises contain a dedicated parking space and offer a courtyard patio with direct access to stunning bay views. While a party of four would be ideal for this apartment, you could travel with another four and house them in the twin apartment next door.

Free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment options and indoor heating is provided. So come summer or winter, this apartment would make a comfortable stay for families.

Stayed at this property?
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
lovely clean and modern apartment
the apartment is modern and very clean
very modern beautifully decorated clean roomy and organised flat
great service very clean apartment
very modern and clean with all the updated facilities you’d expect
teresa was a lovely helpful host
teresa was a helpful and attentive host
teresa is a lovely host and looked after us well
teresa is an amazing host friendly helpful and very welcoming
teresa was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay
great location for everything
excellent location on north bay
perfect location in a lovely quiet area only five minutes walk to the seafront/amusements
brilliant location so close to the castle and beaches and very easy to find/park
fantastic apartment close to the town centre and beaches
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6. Seagull Apartment (from USD 82)

Situated three minutes away from the beach, this pet-friendly apartment makes a great stay to roam the dunes with your pet. The property houses six guests in three bedrooms and one bathroom. It features a sunlit, open-plan kitchen and lounge. During your stay, consider hopping over to the newly renovated market hall directly opposite the apartment, where you’ll find a butcher’s, bakeries, cafes and local shops.

So what are you waiting for? Check yourself in and you might just find a bottle of Prosecco awaiting you!

Stayed at this property?
Scarborough, United Kingdom
151 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
welcomed with a bottle of fizz very nice touch bed extremely comfortable too
the apartment is fantastic well laid out and lots of space
we ate breakfast there every day which was both delicious and cheap
spotlessly clean and well equipped
good clean well equipped apartment
the size of the apartment and cleanliness is fantastic
nice spacious and clean apartment
great location clean apartment with comfy beds excellent communication from steff
all staff so helpful and friendly
the host was really helpful and fast to respond and a parking permit was provided for the area
steff is an excellent host and went the extra mile for us by returning belongings we left behind
great place lots of extras great hosts was good to meet you all
the welcome prosecco in the fridge was a lovely touch by the host
fantastic location if wanting to be close to town
location is perfect and close to everything you could need
fantastic apartment in a great location
great stay so close to the centre
the location is really good with the seafront and town a short walk away
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7. Vintage apartment with charming garden (from USD 145)

Ideal for couples, this cosy Georgian apartment welcomes guests with bright blooms in the private garden. The premises is a 5-minute walk from the beach, harbour and castle, and a 15-minute walk to the town centre. Free wifi, TV, DVD, games and a private parking lot are provided. If you’re a musician at heart, you’d also be glad to find an electric piano and a guitar to jam with.

Discounts are available for weekly and monthly bookings, so hurry now and ask away.

Stayed at this property?
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautifully designed and extremely well-equipped apartment in a great location between the south beach and the castle
this was a great find the apartment is a great space with lots of room and well equipped
apartment was beautiful clean and well equipped
very peaceful clean and well resourced
it was immaculately clean and had everything we needed and more
welcoming hosts very clean and relaxing
the apartment was stylish spacious and spotlessly clean
steven and jelma were very welcoming hosts
steven and telma are great hosts
hosts welcoming and friendly
the hosts are amazing too
the hosts were great from arrival to departure
faultless apartment in a great location
such an amazing apartment in a great location
fantastic stay at telma and stevens garden apartment which is an amazing location to explore
a great location and so comfortable well equipped and spacious
great apartment 5 star great location had a great week
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8. The Grosvenor

Built on a hill, this two-bedroom apartment promises a chic yet affordable family escape. A maximum of four guests can comfortably stay here. The property prides itself on its outdoor dining balcony that overlooks the city of Scarborough, making it the best place at home to laze from dawn to dusk. If you’re bringing a car, street parking is available for a fee with free hours in between.

Fur babies are welcome, so bring them along for a beach stroll.

Stayed at this property?
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
114 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was good with the apartment quiet area great care package and all the amenities were as described
very clean flat with everything you need
the apartment was spotless would recommend to anyone
we had a fantastic break lovely light clean space
10/10 absolutely beautiful flat would highly recommend to stay here the flat was lovely clean and so cosy
it’s clean it’s warm it was quiet hot and powerful shower comfy bed it had everything we needed
emma is a great host
addorable flat and great host
lovely host who will help you with what you need
probably the best most giving host on airbnb
we all loved it thank you emma a great host
good size apartment close to beach
beautiful location scarborough is gorgeous
great location for walking to the beaches
perfect location- ten minutes walk to town centre; 15 minutes walk to the beach
nice place very well located 10 mins walk from beachfront shops and many other things
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9. The Taproom (from USD 152)

Beer fanatics, make yourself comfortable at The Taproom, a luxurious apartment housed in Scarborough’s exclusive The Old Brewery Apartments. The catch? You get the apartment, but you’ve gotta bring in your own beer. After all, we all have different taste preferences, right? Offering free wifi, Netflix and a fully equipped kitchen, the apartment presents a humble space for two in one bedroom.

The open-plan living area is a bright and cheerful place to lounge. At the end of the day, you can make use of the natural down pillows and soft cotton bedding for a restful night.

Stayed at this property?
Scarborough, No, United Kingdom
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
joes apartment provided the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ stay for our week away in scarborough
we had a lovely stay in joe’s apartment at the old brewery
this a lovely modern well equipped apartment with the sea front just around the corner
the apartment is freshly renovated and had everything we needed for a relaxing short stay
we had a great few nights staying at the tap room flat
the flat was spotlessly clean and comfortable and felt very homely
the apartment was spotless and i loved the way it is decorated with thoughtful touches everywhere
the apartment was super clean and really lovely to stay in - exactly like the pictures
just a lovely apartment as described and really comfortable clean and stylish
joe and sam are really helpful and reply straight away to any questions
great location with plenty of places to eat close by
fantastic apartment in a great location
it’s really well situated and despite being close to the main streets was very quiet at night
joe’s apartment was the perfect location for the station beach and town
perfect location with easy access to the town centre and seafront
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10. Marine Sands (from USD 129)

Located in the North Bay, Marine Sands provides a brightly lit home to nestle in for the weekend. The property with two bedrooms and one bath is good for two guests. Soak in some creative vibes while you’re there, for the owners have put in a great deal of time and attention to design the property.

Situated near the seafront and within walking distance from several eateries, Marine Sands seeks to provide couples with a relaxing and memorable seaside experience.

Stayed at this property?
North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
43 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
proper chill out place very relaxing warm apartment
very clean and tidy
spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished
super easy communication and check it and spotlessley clean
a very nice place to stay very clean and comfortable
great host - could not have been more accommodating and attentive
i’m sure he will soon become a super host
great hosts-would definitely recommend a stay here
a superbly refurbished apartment with everything that you could possibly need plus a very welcoming and helpful host
great apartment close to the sea
a great location too
great location just a ten minute walk to town centre or to north bay prom
a lovely apartment close to north bay but scarborough generally accessible
such a beautiful apartment and a brilliant location to explore scarborough
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While your weekend away at Scarborough

Leave behind your daily hustle for a short trip to Scarborough. Whether it be taking in the sights of nature or enjoying quality time by the sea, it’s your opportunity to engage in something variedly different. And when the sun’s down, check yourself into one of our recommended short-term rentals in Scarborough!

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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