Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Butterworth, Malaysia - Updated 2024

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Penang State in Malaysia is cut into two halves, one floating on the Malacca Strait (a part of the Indian Ocean), the other connected to Malaysia’s mainland. It is on the mainland that the town of Butterworth is found. Just as Georgetown is famous on the cut-off island of Penang state thanks to its rooftop bars, sightseeing tours, beach escapes, and myriads of things to do, Butterworth is famous on the mainland.

This town is normally a wonderful launching point into Penang Island but is also a great destination for those who wish to simply escape the grind of daily life. It oozes a rich history that is revealed in the numerous UNESCO Heritage Sites in the town. If you want to take a trip back in time, you can explore these sites and marvel at ancient architecture. Interested in visiting this destination? Take a look at our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Butterworth, Malaysia.

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 February 06, 2024.

1. Gorgeous loft with scenic views (from USD 40)

Experience rare and breathtaking views through the floor-to-ceiling windows in this apartment for rent in Butterworth. You can enjoy your stay with friends or family in this vibrantly decorated rental. After a fun night out, take a refreshing dip in the pool or work up a sweat in the private gym.

If you’re looking for more relaxing activities, the property offers Wi-Fi and a TV with standard cable channels. You’ll also be comfortable with the availability of air conditioning. Meanwhile, the well-equipped kitchen has a refrigerator and a variety of kitchenware.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
5.69 km (3.6 mi) from Chew Jetty
132 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the loft was nice clean and mostly comfortable the view also cantik and ngam la
very cozy and comfortable to enjoy time with friends with various entertainment as well
the place is clean & cozy
edwin such a helpful host
the host is very friendly and fast reply
edwin is very accommodating and super fast in his responses
edwin - the host was very responsive and friendly
hosts is really helpful in answering all the queries
nice and good location
besides supermarket so is a quite good location
cozy and comfort place to stay very convenient with econsave just minutes of walking distance
good place to stay easy to communicate
good place to stay recommended
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2. Vibrantly decorated house (from USD 128)

Consider booking this contemporary house for rent in Butterworth. It’s carefully furnished with comfortable sofas and hand-picked decorations to create a vibrant ambiance. There are air-conditioned bedrooms and free Wi-Fi access, which will keep you connected with your loved ones. The fully equipped kitchen offers the freedom to cook whatever and whenever you want. You can also unwind after a hectic day by sitting with a glass of wine in the garden.

This home is conveniently located within walking distance of local restaurants, allowing you to easily go out at night. If you prefer to drive around in your car, utilize the on-site parking space when you return.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
6.58 km (4.1 mi) from Chew Jetty
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
clean and comfortable
super clean and neat
very clean comfortable and nice place
extremely clean house and full kitchen equipment
very clean spacious and comfortable nice house
host is very friendly
thanks for being a great host
super host mabel and very fast respond
host also shown great hospitality suggesting nearby attractions and places to eat around
very responsive host there were some issues but host came up with a solution promptly
nice stay with great location
a great place to stay
very comfortable staying in her place
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3. Duplex loft room (from USD 32)

If you’re planning a vacation with your loved one, check out this private room in a loft apartment. It’s a highly-affordable rental that offers a cozy living space, ideal for two guests. This rental is very close to the center of George Town, a neighborhood that’s peppered with fancy restaurants and great places to visit. There are different living configurations. The first one is where you only get a queen sized bed on a mezzanine space. If you’re more than two guests, there is more sleeping space in the living area where there’s a sofa-bed. There’s also a private bathroom in this rental. However, there are no cooking facilities but, thankfully, it isn’t hard to get a good place to eat in the neighborhood.

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George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
1.24 km (0.8 mi) from Chew Jetty
289 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stay was good with hot water and wifi
the public space have free coffee and biscuits feeling cozy
however the room was smelly i would have appreciated an air freshener
good place to stay good atmosphere ambience and facilities
pretty basic but we loved it wifi is good too esp on level 1
clean and aesthetically pleasing
cleanliness need to improve
very clean and & organized
the house is clean and big
good budget stay very clean friendly family with good communication on airbnb
host was very helpful
faye was a really nice host
overall friendly and informative host
the host was very friendly and helpful
he is such a great host
location is very good
the location is perfect
the location is awesome
location - super convenient 5 mins walk to komtar bus interchange
great location central and walkable
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4. Spacious condo

Enjoy a luxurious accommodation while staying in this one-bedroom condo. Found in a central location, it’s just a short walk to various public transport options as well as local eateries. The complex in which the condo is found also has a café where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal. This rental can host up to four guests and is a typical home. There are modern facilities like a flat-screen television, air-conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a cozy bedroom. On top of these, the building also offers a swimming pool and a gym for everyone staying here. To enjoy a breathtaking view, go up to the 27th floor where there’s a sky lounge that has a panoramic view of the city.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
3.89 km (2.5 mi) from Chew Jetty
154 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they will love the swimming pools n facilities
a simple and great comfortable place to stay complimented with compete basic amenities
cosy property with very nice swimming pool and sky bar
very clean and has air con in the room and also living area
decent sized bed and a living room with tv which is a nice added touch
tidy and clean house
everything was clean and comfy
very clean and well equipped unit
clean cozy and definitely comfortable
the house is very clean and comfortable
host is kind & helpful
host is very friendly and give really quick response
nice host and great place
excellent service host very nice
the host is very friendly and nice
the neighbourhood is very safe
basically the location and value is good and worth it
good place good location nice view and friendly owner
close to the ferry boat calm and easy traffic to the highway
good place secure and private
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5. Stylish condo (from USD 29)

This two-bedroom condo for rent in Butterworth, Malaysia, is perfect for a group of four. It’s found in a very prime part of Butterworth, close to a number of places of interest like eateries, bars, and entertainment spots. This is a chic accommodation that boasts a cheerful décor which gives the interior some character. Make this lovely condo your home and take advantage of the modern facilities like the well-furnished living room, the fully-equipped kitchen, and the cozy bedrooms. The building is also endowed with two swimming pools, one for adults and the other for children, as well as a gym.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
4.24 km (2.7 mi) from Chew Jetty
110 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both bedrooms & living room have air-cond & fan
very comfortable n nice view
the view is fascinating facing swimming pool and penang port
have an amazing big view at indoor gym and swimming pool
ben's house is very clean with great view and spacious rooms with all the necessary amenities
very clean and cozy
clean tidy and comfortable
very clean beautiful & nice house
greats condominium clean and tidy
comfortable & clean
ben is a nice host
ben is a great host
the host is very responsive and helpful
hosts are very help and responsive
he also was a friendly & nice host too
a really chilling place and great location in butterworth
good location and comfortable to stay
it was a great stay plus the location is super strategic
instruction for check in and car park information are very clear
the place are very tasteful design as well as the location is great
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6. Delightful Japandi retreat (from USD 33)

This is the perfect place to hide out if you’re looking for a tranquil destination away from the bustles of the big city. Found a short distance from public transport, this rental is still easily accessible to the city center. Also, with the sea nearby, you’ll have plenty to do at the beach. This is a lovely, cozy apartment that oozes luxury with a touch of simplicity. Its rooms are bright, with the living room boasting a massive glass door that ushers you onto a balcony. There’s also a kitchen where you can prepare a meal of your choice. A farmer’s market is nearby in case you need to buy fresh produce and the Apollo Morning Market is only a stone’s throw away from here.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
4.22 km (2.7 mi) from Chew Jetty
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the master bedroom and living room is beautiful
besides that this super condo has amazing rooftop view and facilities such as jacuzzi aqua gym and etc
over all great experience the views pool and gym were an amazing added bonus
excellent amenities clean and comfortable
bed is comfortable and the living area has a nice touch to it
clean towels room and overall
a very clean and spacious flat
clean comfortable and tidy
it was very clean and well maintained
exceptional interior clean and well maintained
stephanie is a very good host
stephanie is a very friendly and helpful host
the hosts steven and stephanie were very helpful and friendly
stephanie was a very nice responsive and helpful host
host was very responsive and helpful
great location spacious and neat
it is close to a lot nice hawker store and easy access to penang island
the place is close to a lot nice foods and easy access to penang bridge
penang central is very near by as well if you would like to cross over to penang island
great location wonderful stay and excellent host
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7. Your lovely homestay (from USD 47)

Finally, enjoy this seaside Airbnb accommodation in Butterworth, Malaysia, that offers its occupants a magnificent ocean view. This apartment is found close to various places of interest like various shopping malls, the ferry terminal, and the highway. With two bedrooms, this rental can comfortably host five guests. Expect to stay in luxury in this well-decorated apartment. There are modern facilities here, from the well-furnished living room to the fully-equipped kitchen. The building boasts a swimming pool and a gym, both of which are accessible to you.

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Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
4.14 km (2.6 mi) from Chew Jetty
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room is big enough to relax and enjoy the view
swimming pool is the best sunset can enjoy in the unit balcony
nice touch making comfortable stay
well kept clean serviced apartment with all the basic amenities a family or a group of friends would need
a clean and cosy house
clean and nice to stay
clean & nice place to stay
overall goods and clean environment
clean house nice facilities such as swimming pool and gym
great host too
host is very responsive
the host was very friendly and kind
superb accommodation with excellent host
chua are a great host
good location for butterworth family travel
the house location is so easy to find near the main road
great location just next to econsave and nasi kandar subaidah
oh and there's a very nice mamak place right accross the street also
nice place strategic location and clean
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8. Kuih Kapek Homestay (from USD 26)

Stay in a 1930-built house that you will share with your host. The rental is within walking distance of a number of restaurants and public transport is also nearby, making it easy for you to commute into the city. This accommodation is a private room that’s ideal for two guests. It’s a cozy space that’s adjoined to a private bathroom. From here, you can walk through the glass door onto a private courtyard. On request, the host will prepare your meals for you. Alternatively, you can explore the array of great eateries in the neighborhood.

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George Town, Penang, Malaysia
1.82 km (1.2 mi) from Chew Jetty
366 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong nice heated shower and the a/c was great
everything was clean and worked well (wifi kettle air con etc
a/c was cold as well felt like it was really new hehe
30am it’s so early but lucky had the empty room and he let me check in
nice little room with everything you need
the bathroom was super clean and the bed linen smelled fresh
the room is clean and comfortable
room was immaculately clean and comfortable
the place is very clean and tidy
this space was sparkling clean
host provided very clear directions for everything
they were nice and friendly host
the owner was very nice and helpful
nice host with good advice on where we should eat
mr edward is nice and friendly host
location was great all within walking distance
the location is very close to most of the attractions restaurants
the location of the house is excellent
the homestay location was great
i like the strategic location that it is located in the town area
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9. Comfortable homestay in Butterworth

For those traveling in a large group, this rental is for you. It’s a four-bedroom condo that has the capacity to host nine guests. This location is ideal for those who want to sample the local cuisines as the rental is just a short distance from a food court and a coffee shop. The interior is bright and cheerful thanks to the large windows which flood the rooms with light. There are facilities like a spacious living room, cozy bedrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi internet and a flat-screen television are also available.

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4.86 km (3.1 mi) from Chew Jetty
20 reviews  
Entire apartment 6 Beds 9 Guests

10. Shared hostel room

This hostel is artistically designed, bringing out the rich heritage represented in this area. You can stay in this lovely hostel and spend your nights in one of the rooms. This particular listing is of a five-person room, ideal for a group of friends touring the area. You get to enjoy quality accommodation at a very cost-effective price. And by staying here, you’ll be right at the heart of Georgetown, a few steps from local eateries. If you love art, you’ll certainly love staying here as there are street art sites just a few steps away.

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675 meters (0.5 ft) from Chew Jetty
20 reviews  
Private room 5 Beds 5 Guests

11. Superior king room

This is another historic building that houses a guesthouse. Named Yong Yi Yuen, it’s over a century old and is located just a short walking distance to various UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From here, you can also easily reach a number of eateries and markets on foot. This room consists of a king-sized bed and has facilities like an electric kettle, a television, air-conditioning, and wireless internet. The room also has a private bathroom where you can enjoy a hot shower.

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Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
602 meters (0.4 ft) from Chew Jetty
51 reviews  
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

12. Rope Walk Guesthouse - double room

For those traveling alone or couples, this double room accommodation is a perfect place to stay. It’s found in Rope Walk Guesthouse which is housed in a century-old building. Found in the center of George Town, you’ll be within a five-minute walk of various historic sites as well as an array of cafes and markets. The room is a snug space but with a relaxing ambiance. There’s a lounge on the ground floor and you are free to while away your time here. There’s also access to free Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse.

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695 meters (0.5 ft) from Chew Jetty
129 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is available in each room and the signal is strong
our room was a bit dark and dingy but overall we had a fab time
good breakfast in the café in front of the guesthouse
the decor of the room was simple but very nice and the ac worked well too
rope walk is lovely with excellent air conditioning and a clean space
very clean toilets and showers were cleaned daily
very basic very clean and very unique
fair price and clean place
room is big and clean
everything was clean even the common bathroom
the staff was very friendly
staff were friendly and helpful
helpful staff and pamphlet information
the hosts are friendly and welcoming
staff are helpful and gracious
great location and affordable price
the location is perfect
cute little guesthouse walking distance from the street art
location makes it convenient to walk to many places of interest
rope walks was well located near chinatown and the popular backpacker bars
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A perfect escape

Experience the historic and artistic side of Butterworth, a quaint destination. If you’re looking for a perfect place to escape life’s daily bustles then this is the right place. And with the vacation rentals above, you’ll have a wonderful place to call home! Choose your ideal rental and start planning your trip to Butterworth.

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Frequently asked questions about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Butterworth, Malaysia

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Butterworth have a pool?

This gorgeous loft with scenic views, this spacious condo, this stylish condo, and this delightful Japandi retreat are Airbnb vacation rentals in Butterworth, Malaysia, that have a pool. Enjoy your summer vacation by cooling off from the heat with a refreshing dip.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Butterworth have parking?

This gorgeous loft with scenic views, this spacious condo, this stylish condo, and this delightful Japandi retreat are accommodations that have convenient facilities, such as both on-site and on-street parking.

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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