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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bournemouth, UK

Alisa
Updated Oct 26, 2018

Bournemouth is a picturesque resort town in the county of Dorset in southern England. Boasting over ten kilometres (6.2 miles) of sandy beaches, including some of the best in Europe, Bournemouth is the perfect spot for a holiday! Visit the beautiful Alum Chine Beach for a great view of the Old Harry Rocks and the Needles, or head down to the Hengistbury Head nature reserve to hike and ramble in nature or fly a kite on the beach. Bournemouth is also popular for its cultural attractions such as the Russell-Coates Museum, the Shelley Manor and its various theatres and comedy clubs. The city’s nightlife and shopping opportunities attract people from all over Dorset and the neighbouring counties, and sights such as the Oceanarium and the Lower Gardens are favoured by tourists and locals alike. Use this list to find your perfect Airbnb vacation rental and get ready to enjoy all Bournemouth has to offer!

1. Lovely self-contained cottage (from USD 110)

This picturesque cottage was originally built as a Victorian laundry but has been fully renovated to cater to modern needs and tastes. Inside the red-bricked exterior, you’ll find a large bedroom, a compact kitchenette and a luxurious bathroom. The bedroom has a double bed with 600 thread count sheets giving you that 5-star hotel comfort, an antique dresser and a flat-screen TV. As the bedroom is quite spacious, it can easily fit a cot for a baby or an older child if needed. The cute kitchenette has tea making facilities, a small fridge and a microwave. You’ll also have access to the fully-equipped kitchen in the main house. Close to the beach and near Blandford, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton for amenities and farmers markets, the location is ideal for a holiday getaway.

Lovely self-contained Cottage Annex
308 reviews
Entire cottage 1 bed 3 guests

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2. A seaside break (from USD 116)

Situated in a lovely quiet neighbourhood only a ten-minute walk from one of the best beaches in Europe, Alum Chine Beach, this holiday home comprises of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a spacious living room. The whole apartment is clean and cozy with well-thought-out nautical details such as the knotted rope floor lamp adding to its charm. The restaurants, pubs, and shops of Westbourne are a ten-minute walk away, and Bournemouth can be easily reached by bus or taxi. You’ll also have access to two private parking spots.

A sea side break location
138 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 4 guests

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3. Bright room, close to attractions with breakfast (from USD 32)

If you’re a solo traveller looking for a peaceful private room, this one is for you! The room is cozy and clean and excellent value for money. You’re treated to a free light breakfast and can use the fridge and the microwave in the kitchen. The bedroom has a large wardrobe, tea making facilities, a desk, and a comfy bed waiting for you. The house also has a clean bathroom, two lounges and a nice backyard. It’s located in a calm residential area with a wealth of restaurants and takeaway places. There is also a bus stop right around the corner. Bournemouth city centre and the beaches are only a 15-minute bus ride or a pleasant 35-minute walk away. You can also catch a bus to see the unique Old Harry Rocks that definitely should not be missed!

Bright room close to attractions with breakfast wf
95 reviews
Private room 1 bed 1 guests

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4. Beach retreat close to everything in Bournemouth (from USD 57)

Located in Bournemouth’s East Cliff just a 15-minute walk from the train station, this lovely apartment is in one of the best areas in Bournemouth. The city centre, the beautiful Lower Gardens and the Pier is well within walking distance, and you can visit Boscombe on foot, too. If you’d prefer not to walk, the bus stop is right outside the door and there’s ample parking space provided for your car. With one king bed and one sofa bed, the flat can accommodate up to four people and is ideal for couples, solo travellers and families alike. The fully-equipped kitchen has a handy breakfast bar in addition to the dining table, and the living room area has a Smart TV and some comfy seating for you to relax on.

Beach Retreat close to everything in Bournemouth
48 reviews
Entire apartment 4 beds 4 guests

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5. Character home near Beach Vibrant High Street (from USD 43)

Under five minutes from the beach and seaside walks and just a stone’s throw from the cute boutiques and cafes of Southbourne, this vacation rental also has great public transport connections and isn’t far from attractions such as the Priory Castle, the Russell-Coates Museum and the Hengistbury Head. The private room has a comfy double bed with the option for an additional single bed and would be ideal for solo adventurers, business travellers or couples. The room has a private entrance through the lovely sunroom, and you can use the kitchen for drinks and the microwave. A complimentary light breakfast is included.

Character home near beach vibrant high street
38 reviews
Private room 2 beds 3 guests

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6. Modern town center, Apartment Bournemouth (from USD 88)

This stylish one-bedroom apartment is right in the heart of Bournemouth. It is about a 10-minute walk to the Pier and five minutes to everywhere else like shops, restaurants, cafes. As the apartment is close to the Bournemouth Business Centre, it would be ideal for business travellers, but caters perfectly to those on holiday, too. The views from the elegant lounge are breath-taking, and the luxurious double bed in the bedroom is perfect for a good night’s sleep. The kitchen is fully-equipped with all the necessities including a washer/dryer.

Modern Town Centre Apartment Bournemouth
23 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 2 guests

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7. Centrally located room (from USD 32)

This centrally located room with a cute bed and breakfast is just two minutes away from the beach and equally close to the town centre and its amenities. With buses running every ten minutes, attractions such as the Russell-Coates Museum and the Lower Gardens are easily accessible. There is free off-street parking available on the premises for your car. Perfect for business travellers and couples, this budget-friendly en-suite room has a plush double bed, a minifridge, tea making facilities, a 42’’ TV and free WiFi. You’ll have 24/7 access to the shared kitchen.

B'mouth Central, 42" TV, WiFi, En-suite, Parking
23 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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8. Modern double bedroom (from USD 29)

This modern en-suite double bedroom is centrally located with a two-minute walk to the beautiful sandy beaches and the town centre. The room is furnished with a double bed, roomy wardrobe, a couch, tea making facilities, a private mini-fridge, and a flat-screen TV. This clean budget-friendly option gives you free access to the shared kitchen and off-street parking with no added cost and you can get a continental breakfast with a little extra. Suitable for couples and solo travellers, the room can also accommodate a baby or a toddler thanks to the travel crib provided.

B'mouth Central, 42" TV, WiFi, En-suite, Parking
19 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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9. Stunning flat by the beach and town center (from USD 60)

Situated in a welcoming neighbourhood, this apartment has access to a lush communal garden and free street parking. It’s only a ten-minute walk from the beach and close to the train station and Bournemouth city centre. The newly refurbished flat can accommodate up to three people as it has one bedroom with a double bed and a lounge with a large sofa for one person. The kitchen has trendy subway tiling and is equipped with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, and a microwave. The beautiful bathroom is compact with a powerful shower and access to a hairdryer.

STUNNING FLAT BY BEACH AND TOWN CENTRE!!
8 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 3 guests

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10. Large double bedroom in town center (from USD 39)

This double bedroom in a central yet quiet area in Bournemouth is only a 5-minute walk from the beach! Amenities such as shops and supermarkets as well as a cinema are even closer. Immaculately clean and spacious, this private room is ideal for a couple or someone travelling solo. The whole flat has a nice, modern feel to it, and the bedroom is furnished with a small desk and a comfy double bed. The shared kitchen has everything you need, including a beautiful gas hob and a washing machine.

Large double bedroom in town centre
5 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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11. Central apartment with parking near the beach (from USD 58)

This entire apartment sleeps up to six guests. As it’s situated in Soho, you can get everywhere in the trendy area on foot. Restaurants and shops are all around you. You can walk to the beach in ten minutes. The parking is a five-minute walk from the unit. Guests enjoy the roof terrace where they dine if they wish. Inside, there’s laptop-friendly workspace, an equipped kitchen, and heating. Internet and pocket WiFi is supplied. Hangers, a hairdryer, bed linen, and shampoo are there for your convenience. A nearby landmark is the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre.

Central With Free Parking, Sleeps 6, NearTo Beach
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
184 reviews
Entire apartment 3 beds 6 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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12. Entire apartment that sleeps four near the beach (from USD 75)

This apartment sleeps four people in two beds. The modern apartment comes with TV, WiFi, an equipped kitchen and parking. There’s a dining area, a washing machine, and modern furniture. Basic essentials are supplied, as are bedding and towels. Even fresh bread and milk may surprise you. Boscombe pier and the beach are a short walk away and restaurants are close by, within a five-minute walk. Guests like it that the host is friendly and accommodating. The unit is not suitable for pets and smoking is not allowed.

2 Bed Modern Sea Road Apartment
Bournemouth , Dorset, United Kingdom
286 reviews
Entire flat 2 beds 4 guests 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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Jurassic wonders, sandy beaches and modern city life

Known for its beautiful sandy beaches, Bournemouth is an ideal location for surfing and sun-worship. However, that’s not all it has to offer! Visit Mary Shelley’s house or the Russell-Coates Museum for a dose of culture or get in touch with nature in the lovely Lower Gardens or the Hengistbury Head reserve. The unique Old Harry Rocks and other natural wonders of the Jurassic Coast are easily accessible from Bournemouth and should not be missed either!

This article was originally published on Mar 28, 2018

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