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 townIsle of Wight, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:more spacious than the photos suggest and a very well stocked kitchen
Cleanliness:was clean and loved the stay therethe house was lovely and clean with everything we neededthe cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortablethe house was spotlessly clean and in a great locationit was clean stylish and beautifully decorated throughout
Host:she is a lovely hostgreat host and a lovely homegreat host replies quicklykate was a superb hostour host was great and responded quickly to messagesRead more reviews
Location:the location is fantasticthe location is perfect so close to towngreat house in superb locationfantastic house in a very central locationlovely place and a perfect location in walking distance to everything you need in cowes
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 CowesCowes, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:comfortable for four but can sleep up to five easilywe were also given bread marmalade and milk for breakfasts which was a lovely touch would stay again
Cleanliness:very clean and stylisheverything was very clean and we had everything we neededmelanie’s place was immaculately clean and beautifully decoratedthe cabin is modern clean and well equippedmelanie's house was clean cosy and comfortable
Host:accommodation and host absolutely perfectmelanie was a great host and responded quickly to my messagesmelanie was a great host and we hope to go back one daymelanie was friendly and efficienti would definitely recommend both the cabin and melanie as a hostRead more reviews
Location:very well located and nice placethe location is great - close to ferry and bus stationthe cabin and location were greatthe location is perfect too - tucked away but so close to the high streetgreat location next to shops and restaurants
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 viewsIsle of Wight, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:a light and spacious apartment with the bonus of fantastic views across the solentthe apartment is right in the heart of cowes the views are wonderful whether it’s sunny or raininglovely apartment in the centre of cowes and we would echo the positive comments from the previous reviewswalking distance to everything and great views both from the kitchen and roof balconythe apartment is in a fantastic location with lovely views across the water
Cleanliness:amazing place so clean so central charles was very helpful with recommendations too
Host:charles is a great host and is easy to communicate with if you have any questionscharles was extremely helpful and quick to respond to any requeststruly a special place thank you charles for being a super hostcharles was very accommodating and helpfuleasy communication with the host - charles - and lots of useful information providedRead more reviews
Location:great apartment in fabulous locationamazing apartment in a great locationit was in the perfect location with multiple facilities located near by (egthis is a beautiful apartment in a fabulous locationthe apartment was fantastic and location second to none
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 flatIsle of Wight, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the living room couch is comfy and it's so nice to have a dining table and chairslovely clean apartment with views of the seawe had a lovely stay for three nights in this tastefully and aesthetically maintained apartmentbut it's also a very comfortable place to stay inincredibly comfy bed and very peaceful at the rear of the flat where the bedroom is
Cleanliness:it was very clean and the bed is cosyit is clean tidy and welcomingit was very clean and check in was easyall of good quality and very cleanfab flat very clean and great location
Host:thanks caroline for being a fantastic host and for promptly answering any questions i hadgreat place to stay host is very accommodating and let us have an early check incaroline has always been very polite and helpful and quick in her response to my queriesRead more reviews
Location:excellent location only a short walk from the towngreat location within walking distance of cowesnice property in a nice locationgreat location everything you need and a very comfortable bedcaroline’s flat is in the perfect location for a stay on the island
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 ViewIsle of Wight, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:fantastic views from the balcony and really comfy bedsgreat views and lovely apartmentthe rooms were spacious and the furnishings are comfortablethe views from the balcony are great a real bonus could not fault this apartment at allspacious modern apartment in a very good position and with views over the harbour
Cleanliness:exceptionally clean well equipt apartmentapartment was clean and hugespotlessly clean and equipped with everything you needthe apartment itself is beautifully clean and well equippedbeds very comfortable and the whole place very clean
Host:nigel is a great host and replies to all questions very quicklynigel was very responsive throughoutthe host was extremely helpful on any additional information needed and we could easily park two carsthoroughly recommend this property and nigel as an excellent hostnigel is the ideal host and answered any queries i had within minutesRead more reviews
Location:this apartment is ideally situated within east walking distance of the main shopping area and restaurantssuperb apartment in a great locationthis is a fantastic apartment in a great locationgreat location parking a real bonuseasy walk into town
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 cabinFareham, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:would def recommend if you are fed up with normal hotel roomsloved relaxing on the hammock and the deck and was cosy and comfortable insidelarge and comfortable bed and sofait is warm and dry and has a huge comfy bedthe cottage is comfortable cosy private and welcoming with a quirky charm
Cleanliness:private spacious clean and very comfortable cottagewell looked after clean and tidybathroom is sparkling cleangreat space clean and cosy and nice and privateclean comfortable with big bed and everything you need
Host:the hosts were very welcominggreat hosts lovely setting and really good comms sent outfriendly and helpful hostsfriendly hosts who offered good local tipsthey were completely non intrusive & super friendly & helpfulRead more reviews
Location:very nice accommodation ideal location for our tripperfect accommodation with shop and bust stop a short walknice small but cosy great locationwe really enjoyed our stay location is brilliant and the cabin is perfectnice place to get away from it all and easy to get to the sea
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 HomeCowes, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great apartment with plenty of spacefantastic apartment with all mod cons and very close to all the action in cowesthe lounge and kitchen areas were perfect for entertaining eating & drinkingbig kitchen + terrace was our favorite places both for a breakfast in the sun or a bbqthe apartment was perfect for us as a family
Cleanliness:well equipped and spotlessly cleanvery clean great facilitiesspotlessly clean beautifully furnished with attention to detailthe place was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly needvery comfortable nicely decorated spotlessly clean and well equipped
Host:lovely host and very accommodatingkim and tim were wonderful hoststim and kim were v good hoststim & kim are fabulous hosts tooour hosts were very helpful and responsiveRead more reviews
Location:location of the apartment was excellentgreat location very warm and welcomingthis is a nice locationa fantastically equipped apartment in a great locationperfect central location and not too far for travelling around the island
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 CowesCowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Amenities & Room:personally not really a fan of cowes but a lovely stay and a helpful hostthe bathroom is great with a sofa in itthe room is comfortable and we had full access to the bathroom next doori would strongly recommend the room which was as describedthere are steep steps up to the rooms but this was okay for us
Cleanliness:comfortable and clean double room with shared bathroomdeborah made me very welcome the room was bright clean and very quiet
Host:deborah was a friendly hostdeborah was friendly and accommodatingdeborah was very welcoming and very friendlywe enjoyed staying in the garden and the company of our hostthe house is bohemian and quirky but very relaxed and friendlyRead more reviews
Location:absolutely charming house and a fabulous locationamazing location and such a fun place to staylovely room and great location would recommendthe house is ideally located just 2 minutes walk from the red jet terminalvery comfortable and close to every shops and restaurants in cowes
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 CowesCowes, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:perfect cottage everything we could want from sunny courtyard comfy beds to iron and ironing boardthe cottage was really comfortable with garden at the back to enjoy the sunny evenings during my staythis is a lovely space and has everything you need to make your stay comfortablethe double bed gave a great night's sleep and was made up with fresh white linen
Cleanliness:very clean and had excellent facilitiesit was very clean and well-appointedthe house is very tidy clean and spotlessnice clean & quaint housethe house itself was very clean and had everything you could possibly need
Host:the host is very considerating and very helpfulsusan responds immediately to any requests and is a perfect hostshe seems to be a very caring and attentive ownersusan is a very communicative and helpful host who did everything she could to accommodate mesue is a great host she quickly replies to messages and anwers any questions you might haveRead more reviews
Location:and the location is unbelievably goodlovely house in excellent locationgreat central position in cowes with everything in walking distancesusan's place suited me really wellgreat location & very convenient even for overseas guests
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 houseCowes, England, United Kingdom
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Amenities & Room:it was very comfortable and had everything you would need for any length of staythe apartment is small but super functional for one or two people with very usable kitchencute little place free wifi super comfy single beds and very cleanin addition to the location the apartment itself is nicely appointed with a very comfy bed wifi and sofaanother great stay - such a warm cosy and comfortable mini flat
Cleanliness:the flat was very clean & tidy and perfect or our needsit was perfectly clean and looked exactly like the picturesthe apartment was clean comfortable and extremely well equippedkarren's home was clean uncluttered and brightthe flat was exactly as described extremely clean and everything that we required for a short stay
Host:thank you for being a good host karrenkarren was a great hostkind attentive and very relaxedkarren is a wonderful hostkarren was a super hostRead more reviews
Location:great location 2 minute walk to everythingfab location and excellent facilitiescentral location and excellent facilitiesgreat flat in amazing locationgood location and very nicely arranged spaces
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 3CVCowes, England, United Kingdom
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Amenities & Room:convenient spacious great views well equipped comfortable beds good bath/showersthe views are great and the house is spacious comfortable and clean
Cleanliness:it’s very nice clean specious house very clean roomsthe property was very clean and tidyhouse was spotlessly clean comfy beds and check-in and out was a breezeplace was well equipped and cleaneasy communications and clean
Host:nils and cristina were helpful and quick to respondgood facility and very kid friendlyvery friendly accommodating and would stay againexcellent hosts and brilliant quick communication to make the bookingRead more reviews
Location:we really enjoyed staying at the house love the location and facilitieslovely house in a perfect location for all attractions(harbour beach restaurantsbeautiful home in a beautiful and convenient locationin town for a wedding close enough to the main strip and nice viewsfantastic central location- beautiful apartment with great views
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 WightCowes, Isle of Wight, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:excellent wifi and tea coffee and milk on arrivalthe cottage was just as describe and we were very comfortable there
Cleanliness:very clean and well describedexceptionally clean & brightvery clean and comfortablevery clean and well appointedit was really clean and comfortable
Host:natasha was a wonderful host and super accommodatingnatasha is super host and on our request she also provided the early check in as wellnatasha was a fantastic hostnatasha was very quick to respond to any questions and very helpfulnatasha has been a fantastic host and we thank her for her hospitality and prompt communicationRead more reviews
Location:great location walking distance to the towngreat location very close to the restaurants and central cowes areaabsolutely brilliant location in cowescute wee place modern and great locationon a perfect location
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 roomCowes, Isle of Wight, United KingdomSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great room with touches such as tea coffee and a small fridge outsidethis is probably one of the cosiest and most comfortable places we have stayed with air bnbthe room was wonderful comfortable warm light great decorlovely room in cowes walkable to shops restaurantsfantastic room good location and last but not least nespresso coffee machine in the room
Cleanliness:clean bright and plenty of spacewell equipped clean and tastefully decorated roomsvery clean and very sophisticated decorating furnishingvery nice clean and very large bathrooma very spacious clean welcoming room
Host:hosts are very friendlythey were really friendly and helpfulhosts were helpful and pleasantlovely hosts showed us to our spacious and comfy roomthe animals :-) very welcoming and accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:what a great location - only a short walk from the dockgood location for staying on the island and exploringlocation is fantastic with only a short walk to cowescaroline and brian's place was absolutely ideal - exactly what we were afterthe north house nearby is the ideal place for breakfasts and dinners
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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