Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cowes, England - Updated 2023


While a visit to Cowes, Great Britain won’t necessarily bring you to a city of cows, it will bring you a beautiful seaport town on the Isle of Wight with more than just a black and white colour scheme. Cowes is on the bank of the River Medina and the East and West sides are connected by the Floating Bridge. The town has a rich history dating back to the reign of the Tudors, but today is best known for its flying boats, breathtaking scenery, and two-time Emmy winning (and Oscar-winning) actor Jeremy Irons. So if you’re planning a visit across the pond, then be sure to check out these Airbnb vacation rentals in Cowes for a magical time.

1. Charming Victorian cottage in the center of the old town (from USD 133)

You’ll have a relaxing stay in this charming Victorian cottage in a quiet area. There are many restaurants, delis, pubs, and supermarkets nearby.

The property features a courtyard garden with outdoor furniture suitable for enjoying meals. There is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal if you feel like making your own meals. To keep you warm and cozy, there is a heating system and an indoor fireplace. Needless to say, like most modern accommodations, it provides a TV and WiFi connection.

Durham Cottage - in the heart of Cowes old town
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
128 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
more spacious than the photos suggest and a very well stocked kitchen
was clean and loved the stay there
the house was lovely and clean with everything we needed
the cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
the house was spotlessly clean and in a great location
it was clean stylish and beautifully decorated throughout
she is a lovely host
great host and a lovely home
great host replies quickly
kate was a superb host
our host was great and responded quickly to messages
the location is fantastic
the location is perfect so close to town
great house in superb location
fantastic house in a very central location
lovely place and a perfect location in walking distance to everything you need in cowes
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2. Centrally located compact cabin (from USD 85)

This cozy and compact cabin is just right for a relaxing getaway. Bright and airy with seaside decor, it features a sunbathed garden and deck with outdoor furniture and a barbecue where you can enjoy al fresco dining. You will be close to shopping outlets and restaurants.

When it comes to amenities, you will get everything for a pleasant stay, including laundry, heating, WiFi, a TV, and a fully equipped kitchen. The host will also provide you with a delicious breakfast on your first day.

Seaside style cabin in central Cowes
Cowes, England, United Kingdom
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable for four but can sleep up to five easily
we were also given bread marmalade and milk for breakfasts which was a lovely touch would stay again
very clean and stylish
everything was very clean and we had everything we needed
melanie’s place was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated
the cabin is modern clean and well equipped
melanie's house was clean cosy and comfortable
accommodation and host absolutely perfect
melanie was a great host and responded quickly to my messages
melanie was a great host and we hope to go back one day
melanie was friendly and efficient
i would definitely recommend both the cabin and melanie as a host
very well located and nice place
the location is great - close to ferry and bus station
the cabin and location were great
the location is perfect too - tucked away but so close to the high street
great location next to shops and restaurants
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3. Fabulous apartment with charming harbor views (from USD 251)

Have a fabulous stay in this waterfront apartment featuring a gorgeous expanse of crystal-clear water. A stunning harbor view can be seen from every corner of the house, and the beach can be reached easily. You will especially be wowed by the balcony with outdoor furniture where you can dine while admiring the marina. If you need to work, there’s a dedicated workspace with a scenic view.

Its amenities include laundry, heating, a TV for entertainment, and WiFi to stay plugged in. Guests are welcome to prepare healthy meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

Fabulous Cowes duplex with harbour views
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
64 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a light and spacious apartment with the bonus of fantastic views across the solent
the apartment is right in the heart of cowes the views are wonderful whether it’s sunny or raining
lovely apartment in the centre of cowes and we would echo the positive comments from the previous reviews
walking distance to everything and great views both from the kitchen and roof balcony
the apartment is in a fantastic location with lovely views across the water
amazing place so clean so central charles was very helpful with recommendations too
charles is a great host and is easy to communicate with if you have any questions
charles was extremely helpful and quick to respond to any requests
truly a special place thank you charles for being a super host
charles was very accommodating and helpful
easy communication with the host - charles - and lots of useful information provided
great apartment in fabulous location
amazing apartment in a great location
it was in the perfect location with multiple facilities located near by (eg
this is a beautiful apartment in a fabulous location
the apartment was fantastic and location second to none
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4. Light and airy Victorian apartment (from USD 67)

If you’re looking for a home away from home, this bright and airy Victorian flat is the right fit for you. Conveniently located, it’s within walking distance of the town center and supermarket. You’ll get a sea view from its balcony and easily access a nearby beach.

With laundry and heating, as well as HDTV and a Bluetooth sound system, you’re in for a pleasant stay. If you’re a reader, you’ll find books for perusal. You can remain connected with the WiFi connection. If you prefer homemade food, you can whip up meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

Antique furnished, light and airy Victorian flat
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
156 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room couch is comfy and it's so nice to have a dining table and chairs
lovely clean apartment with views of the sea
we had a lovely stay for three nights in this tastefully and aesthetically maintained apartment
but it's also a very comfortable place to stay in
incredibly comfy bed and very peaceful at the rear of the flat where the bedroom is
it was very clean and the bed is cosy
it is clean tidy and welcoming
it was very clean and check in was easy
all of good quality and very clean
fab flat very clean and great location
thanks caroline for being a fantastic host and for promptly answering any questions i had
great place to stay host is very accommodating and let us have an early check in
caroline has always been very polite and helpful and quick in her response to my queries
excellent location only a short walk from the town
great location within walking distance of cowes
nice property in a nice location
great location everything you need and a very comfortable bed
caroline’s flat is in the perfect location for a stay on the island
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5. Beautiful, modern apartment with harbor views (from USD 146)

Stay in this delightful waterfront apartment with a lovely harbor view for a memorable trip. You will find all the contemporary conveniences in this sleek and comfortable accommodation, including a washing machine, a dryer, a TV, heating, a fully equipped kitchen, and free on-site parking. There’s also a lift for your ease. You can remain connected with the WiFi connection and take care of business in the workspace.

After a long, busy day, you can soak in the hot tub and unwind. You can dine on the balcony overlooking the harbor while enjoying a soothing view.

Harbour View
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic views from the balcony and really comfy beds
great views and lovely apartment
the rooms were spacious and the furnishings are comfortable
the views from the balcony are great a real bonus could not fault this apartment at all
spacious modern apartment in a very good position and with views over the harbour
exceptionally clean well equipt apartment
apartment was clean and huge
spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need
the apartment itself is beautifully clean and well equipped
beds very comfortable and the whole place very clean
nigel is a great host and replies to all questions very quickly
nigel was very responsive throughout
the host was extremely helpful on any additional information needed and we could easily park two cars
thoroughly recommend this property and nigel as an excellent host
nigel is the ideal host and answered any queries i had within minutes
this apartment is ideally situated within east walking distance of the main shopping area and restaurants
superb apartment in a great location
this is a fantastic apartment in a great location
great location parking a real bonus
easy walk into town
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6. Magic Cottage - cosy wood cabin (from USD 112)

Speaking of magical times, a night in the magic cottage is sure to grant you that and so much more. This cottage is hidden away in Titchfield, giving you a private and relaxing stay in the countryside. The cabin is just about a 10-minute walk away from cafes, pubs, and coffee shops. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous you can drive a bit further to Gosport, Gunwharf Quays, or the Historical Naval Dockyard. With so much to do, you won’t even know where to start. This is a one bedroom, one bathroom cabin with additional amenities including a sun deck, kitchenette, lounge/dining room, and gas BBQ. The magic cottage can comfortably accommodate up to two guests.

Magic Cottage - cosy wood cabin
Fareham, United Kingdom
245 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would def recommend if you are fed up with normal hotel rooms
loved relaxing on the hammock and the deck and was cosy and comfortable inside
large and comfortable bed and sofa
it is warm and dry and has a huge comfy bed
the cottage is comfortable cosy private and welcoming with a quirky charm
private spacious clean and very comfortable cottage
well looked after clean and tidy
bathroom is sparkling clean
great space clean and cosy and nice and private
clean comfortable with big bed and everything you need
the hosts were very welcoming
great hosts lovely setting and really good comms sent out
friendly and helpful hosts
friendly hosts who offered good local tips
they were completely non intrusive & super friendly & helpful
very nice accommodation ideal location for our trip
perfect accommodation with shop and bust stop a short walk
nice small but cosy great location
we really enjoyed our stay location is brilliant and the cabin is perfect
nice place to get away from it all and easy to get to the sea
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7. Your Cowes home (from USD 394)

Looking for a spacious apartment that doesn’t compromise space for location? Then you’ve found your match. As described by your hosts, this apartment is literally on the doorstep of the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Royal London Yacht Club, Parade Boardwalk, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and more! If you are looking for more activities, check out the nearby golf course, local park, and pebble beaches. The apartment can comfortably accommodate six guests with its three bedroom, three bathrooms, and additional amenities including lounge/living room, kitchen, furnished patio, coal BBQ, and laundry.

Your Cowes Home
Cowes, United Kingdom
174 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with plenty of space
fantastic apartment with all mod cons and very close to all the action in cowes
the lounge and kitchen areas were perfect for entertaining eating & drinking
big kitchen + terrace was our favorite places both for a breakfast in the sun or a bbq
the apartment was perfect for us as a family
well equipped and spotlessly clean
very clean great facilities
spotlessly clean beautifully furnished with attention to detail
the place was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need
very comfortable nicely decorated spotlessly clean and well equipped
lovely host and very accommodating
kim and tim were wonderful hosts
tim and kim were v good hosts
tim & kim are fabulous hosts too
our hosts were very helpful and responsive
location of the apartment was excellent
great location very warm and welcoming
this is a nice location
a fantastically equipped apartment in a great location
perfect central location and not too far for travelling around the island
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8. Double room in the heart of Cowes (from USD 70)

While this Georgian house may be old and located in an old town too (yay culture!), the room does not show it. You’ll have a private room overlooking a pretty garden and patio. While you may not have a view of the sea, you can surely smell the seawater since you’ll only be 10 meters from the shore. The room can comfortably accommodate two guests.

Double room in the heart of Cowes
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
43 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
personally not really a fan of cowes but a lovely stay and a helpful host
the bathroom is great with a sofa in it
the room is comfortable and we had full access to the bathroom next door
i would strongly recommend the room which was as described
there are steep steps up to the rooms but this was okay for us
comfortable and clean double room with shared bathroom
deborah made me very welcome the room was bright clean and very quiet
deborah was a friendly host
deborah was friendly and accommodating
deborah was very welcoming and very friendly
we enjoyed staying in the garden and the company of our host
the house is bohemian and quirky but very relaxed and friendly
absolutely charming house and a fabulous location
amazing location and such a fun place to stay
lovely room and great location would recommend
the house is ideally located just 2 minutes walk from the red jet terminal
very comfortable and close to every shops and restaurants in cowes
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9. period cottage in the heart of Cowes (from USD 35)

This 1900s cottage is cute, quaint, and conveniently located. While you are in the middle of Cowes and all its port-life adventures, you are also just moments from the bus stop to Newport and just a five-minute walk to the Red Jet Passenger Ferry to Southampton. This cottage is a two bedroom, one loft/flex space, and one bathroom space, with additional amenities including a garden area, sun deck, kitchen, laundry, and lounge/living space. The 1900 period cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people.

Period Cottage in Cowes
Cowes, United Kingdom
111 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect cottage everything we could want from sunny courtyard comfy beds to iron and ironing board
the cottage was really comfortable with garden at the back to enjoy the sunny evenings during my stay
this is a lovely space and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable
the double bed gave a great night's sleep and was made up with fresh white linen
very clean and had excellent facilities
it was very clean and well-appointed
the house is very tidy clean and spotless
nice clean & quaint house
the house itself was very clean and had everything you could possibly need
the host is very considerating and very helpful
susan responds immediately to any requests and is a perfect host
she seems to be a very caring and attentive owner
susan is a very communicative and helpful host who did everything she could to accommodate me
sue is a great host she quickly replies to messages and anwers any questions you might have
and the location is unbelievably good
lovely house in excellent location
great central position in cowes with everything in walking distance
susan's place suited me really well
great location & very convenient even for overseas guests
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10. One-bedroom (twin) flatlet/studio (from USD 91)

Looking to be in the middle of the action? Then definitely check out this one bedroom flatlet right in the heart of town. You’re less than a minute walk from the Cowes Parade Boardwalk and Sea Front, but still in a quiet area so you have a great place to relax. Staying here also puts you within walking distance from great restaurants and bars as well yacht clubs for boat rentals. This is a one bedroom rental with a private entrance. The original layout of the room includes one twin bed, but a rollaway bed can be taken out as well. This can comfortably accommodate one or two people

One bedroom (twin) flatlet in owner occupied house
Cowes, England, United Kingdom
92 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable and had everything you would need for any length of stay
the apartment is small but super functional for one or two people with very usable kitchen
cute little place free wifi super comfy single beds and very clean
in addition to the location the apartment itself is nicely appointed with a very comfy bed wifi and sofa
another great stay - such a warm cosy and comfortable mini flat
the flat was very clean & tidy and perfect or our needs
it was perfectly clean and looked exactly like the pictures
the apartment was clean comfortable and extremely well equipped
karren's home was clean uncluttered and bright
the flat was exactly as described extremely clean and everything that we required for a short stay
thank you for being a good host karren
karren was a great host
kind attentive and very relaxed
karren is a wonderful host
karren was a super host
great location 2 minute walk to everything
fab location and excellent facilities
central location and excellent facilities
great flat in amazing location
good location and very nicely arranged spaces
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11. Stunning sea views in Cowes (from USD 176)

If you like large parties, this is for you. This spacious home sitting atop Castle Road has breathtaking views of the sea and Isle of Wight that will never get old. Castle Road is right behind the Royal Yacht Squadron and just under a ten-minute walk from High Street, town centre, numerous restaurants and shops, and the beach! This space is a three bedroom, two bathroom home with additional amenities including kitchen, living/lounge space, laundry, and stunning views. This can accommodate up to six guests comfortably.

Stunning Sea Views In Cowes 3CV
Cowes, England, United Kingdom
47 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
convenient spacious great views well equipped comfortable beds good bath/showers
the views are great and the house is spacious comfortable and clean
it’s very nice clean specious house very clean rooms
the property was very clean and tidy
house was spotlessly clean comfy beds and check-in and out was a breeze
place was well equipped and clean
easy communications and clean
nils and cristina were helpful and quick to respond
good facility and very kid friendly
very friendly accommodating and would stay again
excellent hosts and brilliant quick communication to make the booking
we really enjoyed staying at the house love the location and facilities
lovely house in a perfect location for all attractions(harbour beach restaurants
beautiful home in a beautiful and convenient location
in town for a wedding close enough to the main strip and nice views
fantastic central location- beautiful apartment with great views
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12. Seagull Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight (from USD 103)

The seagull cottage is a charming space on the Isle of Wight and a close distance to of all sorts of activities. This cottage is within walking distance of Sheppard’s Wharf Marina and the town centre, which has plenty of boutiques, nautical stores, and restaurants. If you’re into the outdoors then you can head to the marina and learn to sail or head to the parade between Cowes and Gurnard. This is a two bedroom, one bathroom cottage with additional amenities including living/lounge area, kitchen and furnished garden. The seagull cottage can comfortably accommodate up to four guests.

Seagull Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
172 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent wifi and tea coffee and milk on arrival
the cottage was just as describe and we were very comfortable there
very clean and well described
exceptionally clean & bright
very clean and comfortable
very clean and well appointed
it was really clean and comfortable
natasha was a wonderful host and super accommodating
natasha is super host and on our request she also provided the early check in as well
natasha was a fantastic host
natasha was very quick to respond to any questions and very helpful
natasha has been a fantastic host and we thank her for her hospitality and prompt communication
great location walking distance to the town
great location very close to the restaurants and central cowes area
absolutely brilliant location in cowes
cute wee place modern and great location
on a perfect location
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13. Lovely double four-poster room

Just passing through? Then this private room near central Cowes is calling your name. The room is uphill from the town centre so you would have a beautiful view overlooking the port below. And you’re just 10 minutes from the town centre. This Airbnb accommodation has a large four poster bed, lots of sunlight, and a shared bathroom with a rainfall shower.

Lovely double four poster room
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
131 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great room with touches such as tea coffee and a small fridge outside
this is probably one of the cosiest and most comfortable places we have stayed with air bnb
the room was wonderful comfortable warm light great decor
lovely room in cowes walkable to shops restaurants
fantastic room good location and last but not least nespresso coffee machine in the room
clean bright and plenty of space
well equipped clean and tastefully decorated rooms
very clean and very sophisticated decorating furnishing
very nice clean and very large bathroom
a very spacious clean welcoming room
hosts are very friendly
they were really friendly and helpful
hosts were helpful and pleasant
lovely hosts showed us to our spacious and comfy room
the animals :-) very welcoming and accommodating
what a great location - only a short walk from the dock
good location for staying on the island and exploring
location is fantastic with only a short walk to cowes
caroline and brian's place was absolutely ideal - exactly what we were after
the north house nearby is the ideal place for breakfasts and dinners
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Whether you are heading to Cowes to learn more about its rich history or you are looking to take in some scenic views, make sure that your daily needs are met. With so many beautiful Airbnb accommodations all around, you are definitely going to have a great time. So what are you waiting for? Book now!

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