Top 22 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chennai ECR, SH 49 - Updated 2023

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Known in the past as Madras, Chennai stands tall and proud of what it has become in recent decades. The capital of Tamil Nadu is located by the Bay of Bengal with the East Coast Road, or State Highway 49, running through it and connecting to other southern cities. It is considered as South India’s center for education, economy, culture, arts, and entertainment. It ranks as the fourth-highest in terms of population and sixth in size. Marina Beach is probably one of the most famous things in Chennai for tourists. Thousands of visitors come here to enjoy some sea, sand, and sun. Just a few kilometers up north from Marina Beach, guests will find the historic Fort St George. Built in 1644, it is acknowledged as the very first British fortress in India. If you plan on visiting Chennai and some of its beautiful places of interest, know that there are a number of board and lodging facilities all over the city. Here are our top Airbnbs in Chennai ECR, from which you can choose the one that best suits your travel needs.

1. Luxurious cottage with a pool (from USD 234)

Enjoy your visit to Chennai, India by staying in this luxurious and aesthetically appealing cottage. It can accommodate up to six guests, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. This cottage features a private outdoor pool and shared beach access where you can cool off in the sun. In addition to this, there is a barbeque area where you and your loved ones can get together to cook a meal while taking in the beautiful scenery and appreciating the company of one another.

Furthermore, it offers all the amenities you could need for a comfortable and lavish stay, including a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen to prepare your own food, WiFi, and free parking on both the street and the premises.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
20 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
hosted a baby shower herereally nice place helpful staff
best place to stay and enjoy a family trip
place was close to the beach and quite comfortable for a small group of friends/family
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2. Convenient and secure apartment in Chennai's shopping district (from USD 48)

If you’re a family of four touring Chennai, count yourselves lucky because this two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is just right for you! The apartment is located close to the US and UK embassies and is nestled right in Chennai’s bustling shopping district, T. Nagar, where you can check out nearby stores and street vendors.

You can avail free parking on the premises. The apartment is decked with essential appliances and furniture to ensure a comfortable stay. If you want to cool off naturally, you can always hang out at the apartment’s balcony.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
37 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
great place quick response very clean and in heart of the city
nice host and pleasant stay
nice place & great host
such a nice hospitality the mother of the host made us feel like one of the family members
it's really comfortable and homely place with kind and welcoming host
good place and very near to shops
it’s very nice place to stay and close to everything
great pad for a quick stay excellent location friendly host well suited for city going travellers
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3. Rustic cottage in a peaceful location (from USD 81)

Tucked in a quiet and peaceful location is this rustic cottage that can accommodate up to four guests. It is accessible through a private entrance and offers free parking on the premises for your convenience. A living room with a floor mattress, one cozy bedroom with a double bed and a floor mattress, a dedicated workspace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious private bathroom await you inside.

Outside, you will appreciate the sense of seclusion provided by the fenced-in backyard, where you can host a barbecue or simply relax while gazing up at the night sky.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
102 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is beautifully and thoughtfully designed and was extremely comfortable for our week-long workation
we loved the big open style bathroom
we loved the big open style bathroom
it is spotlessly clean without a fault and very well equipped
it is sparkling clean beautiful thoughtfully appointed and expertly run
sparkling clean and amazing amenities
a special mention must be made of how spotlessly clean the place is
ranjeet's place is extremely well designed spotlessly clean and a perfect for a quiet calm get-away
wonderful service from ranjeet the host
caretaker was very helpful
ranjeet and his staff were the perfect hosts
host was very friendly and humble
the hosts were friendly helpful and we got along very well
the place is quiet with really well furnished interiors located just a few meters from the sea
it's very close to the city yet free from the cacophony of the city
the cottage is in a wonderful quiet location a few minutes walking distance from a safe beach
great place for a perfect getaway from hustle bustle and city noises
it is a wonderful place 8 min walk to the small beach
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4. Charming villa with a terrace (from USD 104)

Stay in this charming villa that can accommodate up to seven guests with three double beds and one single bed. It features a balcony where you can enjoy stunning views of the ocean and the city skyline as well as a private backyard where you can relax and spend quality time together with your loved ones.

To ensure you have a comfortable stay, it comes complete with a television, security cameras, a washer, free parking on the premises, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. In addition, free WiFi access and an HDTV with access to Amazon Prime Video are provided to keep you entertained while staying indoors.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
the house was comfortable and we had a great stay
a very clean spacious and a green property
the house was very clean and well maintained
the house was remote quiet sparkly clean spacious and full of green
nice place good greenery kept neat and clean
it's a clean and comfortable place if u r looking for a weekend beach house stay
babul is a great host
host was very friendly and committed
the owner and manager were on top of everything and were extremely welcoming
in addition to that there is the most hospitable care takers and managers
the host was very proactive and checking in was hassle free
this place is nice and cosy and close to the coastline
a perfect place for a perfect weekend
amazing place to stay and have fun
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5. Charming one-bedroom house with PlayStation 2 (from USD 12)

If you are searching for pet-friendly accommodation where you can spend a relaxing time, look no further than this charming one-bedroom house. Staying indoors will never be boring here as it offers a PlayStation 2, free WiFi, a TV with standard cable, board games, and books to read. For your comfort and convenience, amenities such as a heating and cooling system, home safety facilities, and a dedicated workspace are provided.

Though this house doesn’t come with a large kitchen, it does feature one with cooking essentials, as well as a microwave, gas stove, oven, toaster, hot water kettle, and refrigerator.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi is great if you are staying here and working
one thing i like the most about the house was the living room
the place is spacious & clean and everything is available to address our daily needs
bathroom is also nice and clean with all items like soap shampoo etc
besides that there was a comfortable bed well-equipped kitchen and overall cleanliness
there is one spacious bedroom with an attached bathroom--a nice comfortable double-bed with a comforter
host was responsive and helpful
rahul is a wonderful host
rahul is a gracious host
rahul and his wife have been wonderful hosts
rahul is a fantastic host
property is in main location we can easily access every shops nearby equipped kitchen rooms everything was good
nice place very calm surroundings
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6. Asmaarah Villa - Beach Resort (from USD 216)

Asmaarah Villa - Beach Resort is perfect for large groups, accommodating up to 16 people. It is an ideal getaway spot for an indulging rest and recreation vacation all year, with many leisure facilities such as a fully fenced backyard, a barbeque deck, an outdoor dining area, a hot tub, and a private pool.

Inside, there are three spacious bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and extra beds, three and a half bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare delicious meals of your choice.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

7. Australian-designed modern home with a pool (from USD 121)

This Australian-designed modern home with a pool offers a cozy place to stay for large families or groups of friends exploring Chennai as it can house up to 15 guests. It is conveniently located near many restaurants, beaches, transportation, and ISKCON Chennai.

The accommodation offers five bedrooms with a total of 10 beds, a cozy living area with a sofa where you can relax while watching shows on the television, a private bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare some delectable meals. In addition, it features an outdoor pool where you can go for a swim anytime you want.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
27 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 12 Beds 15 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's a great space well ventilated and air-conditioned with a beautiful pool
nice pool as well though we didn't use it
the pool was clean nd fully functional
clean pool and a very hospitable host
host was very helpful
owners are really helpful
the care takers were patient and courteous
very friendly and approachable host
it was an absolute pleasure dealing with the hosts
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8. Cozy newly furnished apartment in a great location (from USD 18)

This cozy newly furnished apartment is an excellent option for travelers looking for accommodation at an affordable price. It can sleep up to three people and offers one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a cozy living area with a sofa bed, a private bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. In addition, there is also a balcony where you can unwind while taking in the fresh air and beautiful views of the lake.

You will have easy access to beaches, tourist attractions, IT parks, and temples all within a short distance of the apartment.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
its a good place clean and neat
you’ll have a maid who would clean the flat everyday
the apartment is very clean and calm perfect destination for family to stay with mr
place is clean and close to market
the host was responsive and easy to communicate
the manager aleem a very nice and helpful person
best host and best place to stay
riaz was responsive when we had few questions before booking the apartment
riaz is a great host and the stay there with my family was very pleasant
the apartment is in the right location with easy connectivity
the location is wonderful and the apartment was very sufficient for our stay
highly recommended place for anyone who wish to stay here
everything is in place and working perfectly
the place is located in omr and the apartment is having security 24/7
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9. An exclusive beach villa (from USD 431)

Everything about this exclusive beach house for rent in ECR is just fantastic. Situated close to the beach with the views of the sea that you can enjoy from the bedrooms, living room, as well as dining room, the villa comes with four spacious bedrooms and four modern bathrooms. You can relax in the living space that provides a tranquil atmosphere for you to enjoy an exclusive retreat. There is an infinity pool if you ever feel the need to refresh after a day out in the city. All you need to do is step into the pool and stay there for a couple of minutes.

Kanathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
89 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best infinity pool view in ecr
hospitality beach view rooms services amenities etc etc are perfect
beach view from the swimming pool is the best (heaven i tell you)
tv in all rooms and one more ac in living room will be a great plus for sreerosh
the pool and the sea breeze make for a winning combination
the host was friendly and attentive
it was easy to interact with the care taker
would like to thank the staffs for making our trip enjoyable
the location is unbeatable the host is very responsive the care taker is very helpful
staff ( esp the cook/caretaker) makes it a delight to stay in
an ideal location far from the chennai crowd
beautiful place and location for a great stay
it's a great house at a great location
beautiful place we had a great time chilling especially in the infinity pool
fantastic location well maintained property and extremely kind staff
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10. Three bedrooms near East Coast Road (from USD 79)

This rental can accommodate eight guests in its three spacious bedrooms. It is located at Thirumalaiyan Service Apartments within Palavakkam, right along the ECR. Air conditioning units are found in every area to help beat the heat. There are security cameras positioned all around the vicinity for added safety of the travelers. A caretaker is available whenever the owner leaves the property. The most striking feature this place has to offer is its close proximity to some of Chennai’s places of importance. These include the areas of Adyar, T Nagar, the airport, and of course, the famous beach where guests can totally relax.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
sinthujan is a great host our stay was perfect
spacious and comfy apartment in a great location
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11. Large bungalow near the beach (from USD 156)

Enjoy superb amenities and comfortable sleeping arrangements in this large bungalow. It’s a minute’s walk away from the beach and can accommodate 12 people. Big families or a group of travelers are welcome to book this beach house for rent in Chennai. It boasts a play area, a swimming pool, a lawn and table tennis facilities for leisure lovers. The whole house is fully furnished and well-appointed. Other popular attractions to explore nearby include Mayajaal Cinema Theatre & Water World and Dakshinachitra Living History Museum, less than 10 minutes away from the property.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 6 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedding arrangements were good could accommodate a dozen more lol
swimming pool was very well maintained and is a complete entertainment
lovely ambience large bedrooms plenty of linens bed sheets and pillows
the place was well maintained and had a very comfortable stay throughout
clean and well maintained
the property was clean and well maintained
the place is very clean and spacious
rooms are well maintained and kept clean
incredibly clean rooms with super comfortable mattresses
the host was quite responsive
great support by host n caretaker
the hosts are very sweet and made us feel like home
the hosts were helpful proactive and professional
the host was great and quick apt communications
such a gr8 place
the location was perfect right next to beach
great place and location to spend your weekend
very good location before mayajaal and very close to the city
place is located very well with easy access to restaurants go carting etc
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12. Air-conditioned, spacious and furnished apartment (from USD 36)

Budget travelers are welcome to stay at this spacious apartment on ECR in Chennai. This city apartment is fully functional and features a living room, a modern kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The rooms are air-conditioned too. There is a laptop-friendly workspace for those who need to get some work done. The apartment provides easy access to ECR.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

13. Comfortable one-bedroom apartment near Chennai's go-to spots (from USD 29)

Consider staying in this one-bedroom apartment on your next vacation in Chennai. The apartment is strategically located, that it gives you the ease to walk to nearby restaurants, bars, shopping malls, and movie theaters. There is also a hospital close by in case of sudden emergencies.

The apartment is comfortably furnished with a TV, WiFi, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and toaster. Its bedroom has two single beds and a mattress for a good night’s sleep. It even has air conditioning to combat the sweltering Indian heat.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
80 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's a small apartment but perfect for 2-3 people with enough amenities for a comfortable stay
smooth check-in and all basic amenities required to make your stay a comfortable one
we had a comfortable stay
the place is clean and well maintained
the place was tidy and clean too
elegantly furnished and sparkling clean
the place is clean safe and easy to locate
cozy clean homely and very private 1 bhk apartment
quick response good host
kamala madam is a wonderful host
such a wonderful host
very good and helpful host
the host is very friendly at the same time values the privacy
excellent place n central in location
very good location and friendly ppl at the apartment
awesome place in the heart of the city
around walking distance we found good restaurants and even one gym
really cute place in the heart of chennai had the best stay
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14. Quiet nook in the heart of the city (from USD 22)

This quiet nook is ideal for staying while you’re on vacation in warm and sunny Chennai. You’re not too far off to nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and hospitals. So, you can always drop by them every day during your stay. Make the most out of your vacation by taking a dip and getting a suntan at Marina Beach, about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
23 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a very comfortable stay at cherie's
the home was very clean and well maintained
a well maintained and super clean house with facilities as shown in the pics of the apartment
wonderful host great location clean and quite place
spacious bedrooms clean bathrooms… you name it granny’s nook has it all
though old house but maintained well kept very very clean and cherie is always helpful and courteous
she is great host
she is a wonderful warm and extremely hospitable host
cherie was also a lovely host who was always a call away for anything we needed
the location is amazing center of the city and yet extremely quiet and secluded from the buzz
the house is also centrally located in a very clean and upmarket neighbourhood
safe and quiet neighborhood
very calm peaceful residential area with access to all facilities
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15. Cozy and accessible condo unit (from USD 30)

Do you want to stay close to a metro station? Then this condo is the right fit for you. It is also accessible to bus terminals and the airport.

The condominium’s décor is straightforward. It has some of the needed things that give you a satisfactory stay: WiFi, air conditioning, a dedicated workspace. However, the call of the outside world overwhelms the lull of staying inside. You are encouraged to get out and explore nearby restaurants, supermarkets, and churches.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
46 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stay was comfortable and locality is great
the place is in a very clean area and the society is good
numaan is really a great host and really helpful
numaan's father was very helpful and told us to call him whenever we needed any assistance
the location is awesome
great location and a nice place to stay
we liked the place especially because it's close to mosque
this place is located in a posh quiet area surrounded by good restaurants and markets
great place very quiet and near to market place with great behavior and hospitality
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16. Home away from home at gateway to East Coast Road

Tucked just a few minutes away from East Coast Road, guests will enjoy the luxury of being able to easily travel from this rental to various places of interests. On the ground level of a two-story house, it gives guests that homey ambience that helps them relax totally. The kitchen has all the basic necessities one needs to prepare simple meals anytime of the day. A huge French window adorns the dining area and lets natural light pass through. Four guests can occupy this rental equipped with two bedrooms, with two double beds each, and two bathrooms.

4 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 4 Guests

17. Comfortable stay for two in Palavakkam, East Coast Road

The rental can be occupied by two guests. This one is ideal for couples who want to spend some loving time with each other. The room is located on the ground floor of a two-story building for easy access. It has a fully equipped kitchen which guests are allowed to use to prepare simple meals at anytime of the day. Huge windows adorn the dining area that allows natural light and fresh air to breeze in. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by plants and small trees that add shade and some natural air. Loud noise is not allowed, especially at night, in respect to the owners’ neighbors.

Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

18. The 'By The Bay' abode in a posh neighborhood

The inviting beach is just a few minutes away from this rental. Tucked away in an upscale part of the city, guests will enjoy a lot of calm and serenity during their stay here. The place can occupy five visitors with four sleeping in two double beds in the bedroom, while the other can sleep using a floor bed in the living area. Guests will have exclusive access to every part of the rental. The area where it stands has gorgeous greenery and the perfect view of the sea. Most of the places of interests in Chennai are quite nearby so access to these is very easy.

23 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 5 Guests

19. Near the beach with abundant greenery

The property is very much like a small house. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a dining area. All these spaces have air conditioning units to cool down guests. A romantic patio and garden allows the guests to have a relaxing space to enjoy. The rental has its own covered car port. Located near East Coast Road, guests will enjoy the flexibility of traveling to different parts of South India. Popular restaurants are just around the corner for them to enjoy. Smoking, pets, and partying are not allowed within the premises.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
32 reviews  
Entire serviced apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

20. Apartment near the beach with greenery

On the second floor of a huge two-story house is where guests will find this rental. Fully air-conditioned, guests will have no problem staying in the property’s bedroom with two single beds, dining, and kitchen. A terrace allows travelers to take in stunning views of the sea. The bathroom is totally for exclusive use. The area where the rental stands is regularly patrolled by law enforcers, therefore crime is at a low probability. Screens are provided for every window and on the door leading to the outside to keep insects from entering the premises. The kitchen comes fully equipped, thus preparing meals is very easy.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
9 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

21. Old Mahabalipuram Road serviced apartments

Professionally run and managed by Myproptree Hotels and Resorts, this accommodation near ECR is good for two travelers and is housed inside Solitaire Serviced Apartments. It has an exclusive bathroom plus a living, dining, a complete kitchen where guests can prepare breakfast and simple meals. Being situated just a few minutes away from East Coast Road, guests have the luxury of being able to travel to various tourist spots nearby. Housekeeping service is available 24-hours everyday. There is an on-site parking facility for those who want to bring their own vehicles. For added security, only guests who are registered at the lobby are allowed to enter the premises.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Room in serviced apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

22. New high-end, three-bed villa

This rental is adorned with modern minimalist décor that guests will find so welcoming and easy on the eye. Six guests can accommodate this spacious place comfortably. With three bedrooms fitted with double beds, sleeping soundly will not be a problem for anyone. Almost every room is equipped with split air conditioning units to help guests cool down. It has four full bathrooms, two half baths, and a kitchen filled with basic appliances to help them prepare simple meals and coffee. With elevators on-site, guests with physical disabilities will not have a difficult time moving in and out of the rental.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
9 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
:clean neat and very tidy
swimming pool was clean and the person came to clean for the days v spent there
hence we had to clean the utensils and home
the place was sparkling clean
manager here is very helpful and courteous
amazing property in thiruvanmayur with a helpful manager on site in the property
the location was great
otherwise a gr8 place to stay and relax
overall a great place in that side of town
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Find the best and most inexpensive vacation rentals in Chennai near the East Coast Road

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Chennai. And a range of interesting accommodations are also available here. Located near the famed Marina Beach and the all-important East Coast Road, these Airbnb vacation rentals in Chennai offer the most comfortable, safe, and warm accommodation a visitor can have.

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