Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dumfries, Scotland - Updated 2024

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Scotland is defined by its miles and miles of green highlands, impressive stone architecture, green forests and mountains, and its vast coastline. The lowland part of the country also possesses these distinct features, which is rich in greenery and cultural heritage. Amongst this, is Dumfries, located beside the River Nith. Mainly a market town, the town is also famous as a local center for art and crafts.

The town is a typical Scottish one, with a mile-long history and medieval, red-hued, sandstone architecture. A vacation in this town promises a taste of a Scottish town without missing out on the bliss of the typical Scottish countryside. Like its other attractions, these Airbnb rentals are all set to give you an amazing experience. So, read on to learn more about our top picks in the city of Dumfries, Scotland!

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 June 21, 2024.

1. Centrally located flat with a shared garden

With modern comforts and a central location, this flat provides a fantastic home base for your getaway in Dumfries. It is just within a one-minute walk of the Camera Obscura Museum and Robert Burns Center. Dumfries town center, which features a wide array of shops and restaurants, is only five minutes away.

Inside the rental is a well-furnished space ideal for relaxing, especially after a long day of adventures. It comes with heating for comfort and a high-definition TV for entertainment. Access to Wi-Fi is available as well.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.73 km (7.3 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
224 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous bedroom and great bathroom with top class shower
what a lovely comfortable flat very warm and cosy with everything we needed
the bed is unbelievably comfortable and the shower is hot and powerful
lovely flat nice and airy even bigger than the photos great facilities fantastic shower easy walk into town
excellently clean and convenient
extremely clean well equipped
very nice and clean apartment
this was a very clean flat and was really comfortable
it was clean comfortable and had everything you could possibly need
jayne was a great host
jayne was very responsive to any questions and just a great host
jayne the host was always easy to communicate with
jayne is an amazing host and was extremely helpful
jayne was really helpful and always quick to reply if ever needed
location is pretty quiet whilst still being fairly central
about a 3 minute walk to bus stop to hospital and shops near by thanks jayne
great location and in perfect condition with a well stocked kitchen
a fantastic flat in a good location
it’s an easy walk to the town center
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2. Fully furnished apartment with free parking (from USD 95)

This apartment is nestled in the heart of the town and provides an ideal getaway spot for a small group of travelers. It features a high-definition TV in the living area and Wi-Fi throughout the property. With in-unit laundry facilities and a fully functional kitchen, the rental is suitable for both short- and long-term stays. Guests with a car can park both on the streets and the premises for free.

Some points of interest near the property include local restaurants and a park.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.26 km (7.0 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
264 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
this apartment was perfect for our needs as a stop on our way to aberdeen
very clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and well presented
great communication and very very clean really enjoyed the stay thanks julia
lovely clean place with great communication from owner
the property is very clean and well equipped
host was in touch to offer support if necessary
hosts were also great with good communication
julia is a good host and has a charming place
communication with the host was also very easy
julia herself was kind and approachable and very easy to get hold of
great location for walking around the city
close to restaurants and tourist attractions
perfect location in the middle of dumfries
great flat in a central location very comfortable stay
great stay excellent location in dumfries
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3. Welldale Park (from USD 87)

Tucked away in a quiet setting, Welldale Park is perfect for travelers looking for a peaceful stay. This semi-detached townhouse features Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a high-definition TV. An indoor fireplace is also available so guests can keep warm and cozy, especially during movie nights. Kid-friendly features, such as a crib and a high chair, are available upon request for families’ convenience.

When not enjoying lovely garden views from the conservatory, guests can also explore local beaches near the rental. Other points of interest nearby include River Nith, Dock Park, and Castledykes Park.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.32 km (7.1 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
68 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
it was clean and well looked after
very clean and had a good selection of appliances
great stay in a very clean and comfortable house
very clean and had everything we needed
the house was homely and clean
the hosts are very responsive and understanding
anne was a great host we’ve already rebooked
anne is a great host and the house is perfect
had a wonderful time in dumfries everyone so friendly
the hosts were welcoming upon arrival and on hand should you need them during your stay
the location is great
the location is absolutely perfect on a quiet road within easy walking distance to town and grocery stores
very nice house good location great value for the price
great to have a nice walk along the river and play park nearby
great stay and great location would definetly use again
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4. Static caravan near Lochmaben (from USD 89)

This vacation rental offers unique and affordable accommodations without compromising modern comforts. Nestled in a quiet area near Lochmaben, this static caravan comes with a cozy living space suitable for a small group of travelers. It features central heating for comfort and a TV for entertainment. Access to Wi-Fi is also provided so guests can keep up with their socials during their escapade.

Because of the rental’s beautiful location, guests can enjoy easy access to sandy beaches, stunning lochs, and world-class golf courses.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.62 km (7.3 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
83 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mega comfortable and warm
the chap that met us there was very helpful and made things comfortable and easy for us
clean and comfortable
amazing cosy very clean caravan
a lovely clean static caravan in a nice caravan park
so clean comfortable and has everything you need
very clean and well equipped accomodation in a lovely setting
the host was very welcoming and approachable
host was helpful with directions and accessing the key
our host was great and very friendly making us feel very welcome
owners and site managers very easy to contact via phone and this site
the host was very helpful at check-in everything was spotless and very comfortable
good location for exploring the area
location is beautiful and very peaceful
brilliant place in a lovely location
location is beautiful and very peaceful perfect for a quiet relaxing get away
good location / roads for driving out and exploring for the day
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5. Cozy flat near the town center (from USD 110)

Situated on the second floor, this apartment shares a main entrance and is accessible via two flights of stairs. The place is suitable for solo retreats and couples’ getaways. With kid-friendly features such as a crib and a high chair, it is fit for small families as well. Other amenities include heating, Wi-Fi, and a TV. Luggage drop-off is allowed. Although there is no garage on-site, guests can park their cars on the streets for free.

The property’s central location puts guests close to clubs, pubs, and the railway station.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.66 km (7.3 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
102 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen has cooler microwave fridge faith small freezer compartment toaster and washing machine
beautiful bedroom and a lovely bed
warm and cosy we enjoyed the tv and netflix
spotlessly clean flat
very clean and tidy
flat clean warm and comfortable
clean and comfortable base for exploring the surrounding area
beautifully clean well maintained flat in the heart of dumfries town centre
karen was lovely really responsive
the choice of nearby restaurants is overwhelming and everyone was so very friendly and welcoming
karen was very helpful
watched a comedy gig and all the staff and patrons were friendly
great location in town centre
great flat in central location
comfortable flat in a very central location
great flat in a great location
great apartment good location
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6. Clean, comfortable and welcoming

The property is set to give you the feeling of living in the typical Scottish highlands. This entire country home is offered to guests for their stay. The property features two bedrooms with three beds, which can accommodate up to four guests at a time. The master bedroom comes with a double bed, while the other bedroom has two separate beds.

Bright and cheerful, the entire house is designed to give views of the countryside. The house comes with a garden, which guests can always enjoy with an outdoor BBQ. A kitchen and large living room are also offered to guests during their stay.

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Kirkton Dumfries., Dumfries & Galloway, United Kingdom
16.66 km (10.4 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
433 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely house fantastic view delicious breakfast
room and bed very comfortable with great wi-fi connection
we enjoyed the breakfast and the views from the garden
everything there - kitchen lovely and views and countryside out at the back
nice touches like bottled water in the room and a big folder of local visitors attractions
very clean and welcoming
fantastic accommodation very clean and high end
rooms were clean and bed comfortable
a quiet clean and comfortable space
the house is very clean and comfortable
tracey and roger were wonderful hosts
the host was great
lovely home and great hosts
great host would definitely recommend cheers guys
tracey and roger were fantastic hosts
this location was better than described
great location for our mtn biking holiday
truly a home away fro home and wonderful village beautiful walks and serene
we used this location to explore the surrounding attractions of dumfries
house is set in a quiet location with easy access to all amenities
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7. Private apartment (from USD 65)

This entire apartment has a master bedroom, with a double bed and two single beds. The vast living room also has a sofa bed, where another two people can sleep. Altogether, six people can stay at this property and so it is convenient for a group of people or a large family, especially if they are looking for a place to stay within a tight budget.

The apartment also has a small kitchen unit with all the basic facilities, like a microwave, toaster, and electric kettle. The location of the apartment is very convenient, close to the town center.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
10.87 km (6.8 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
160 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi reception was good
the apartment was perfect with everything we needed including wifi
nice bathroom large bedroom no kitchen sink did not bother me parking outside the door
little touches like a usb adapter in the apartment made it an easy stay
it’s very modern clean and comfortable and little things like toiletries coffee and tea are provided
very clean and homely place
clean comfortable and warm
very clean and everything we needed
it was clean and well maintained
the flat was very clean and confortable
very nice hosts
anetta was the perfect host
great host and very helpful
lovely lovely host i love staying there and very quick responses
anetta was very helpful
great place to stay close to the town for the station etc and close to mabie forest
a perfectly located flat close to dumfries centre
it'sin a great location every thing is just a short walk away
great value ideally located in quiet area but still only 15 min walk into town
good location very quiet with private access
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8. Mid Crossleys cottage (from USD 108)

This bright, airy and cheerful cottage is located 4 km (2.48 miles) from the main town of Dumfries. It is based in Holywood, a small village just outside the main town. So, you can enjoy the country life of Scotland without being away from the main town of Dumfries. The cottage comes with a lovely garden and there are plenty of spaces to relax and unwind.

The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with two single beds. Altogether, four people can stay in this cottage at a time. Here, along with a pleasant stay, you will be offered all arrangements for breakfast.

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Holywood, Scotland, United Kingdom
17.08 km (10.7 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
260 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very comfortable with all the amenities one could want
it is a lovely comfortable cottage that had everything we needed and lots of bonus extras
it has a huge garden and we were lucky enough to have breakfast and dinner outside
there is lovely outside space and it was a nice touch to have breakfast food left for us
great two bed cottage tastefully decorated with a well stocked kitchen for those who want to cook whilst there
the house was very clean and lovely
clean warm well stocked with everything we needed
faultless and spotless with super comfy beds we won't hesitate to recommend
clean and tidy with a amazing private walled garden
it was impeccably clean and karen was lovely
karen was a great host
karen played the perfect host
karen was a very welcoming host and made us feel immediately at home
karen is the perfect airbnb host
amazing host stunning little cottage
lovely rural location but in easy striking distance of family days out i
the location was excellent and very quiet
a great location from which to explore the area
fantastic location 10 minutes from everywhere
kares place has everything needed to be the ideal base for a get away in scotland
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9. Kirkland Cottage (from USD 101)

The amazing white-grey architecture of this property will welcome you to a stay full of adventure. Surrounded by lush greenery, this house gives a feeling of seclusion. It is located around 3.2 km (2 miles) from the city center of Dumfries.

The cottage is attached to the main house, where two bedrooms are offered to guests for their stay. There is one double bed in one room and two single beds in the other, so up to four people can stay at a time. The cottage offers plenty of space for parking and even a separate space for bicycles.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
15.91 km (9.9 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
244 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was very comfortable and the cottage was much bigger than expected
kirkland cottage is charming and spacious with nice homely furnishings and very comfortable beds
a really spacious comfortable cottage with all essentials in bedrooms kitchen bathroom wifi and interesting music collection
beautiful cottage well equipped lovely decor comfortable beds peaceful setting the list goes on
fully independent and v comfortable
spotlessly clean and spacious
very clean and spacious
very clean and as described
sparkling clean of course
very clean cosy and comfortable
lovely hosts fantastic grounds
hosts were very responsive to any concerns that we raised
thanks to our hosts
deborah and robert are great hosts
we thought the accommodations were outstanding and the host and hostess were extremely charming
the location was beautiful and quiet too
a very quiet location allowing a good night's sleep
a great location and gardens as well as the property
its close to dumfries but feels like you're way out in the countryside
great location away from the centre of town but close enough to grab dinner or supplies
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10. Double ensuite bedroom

Located on the outskirts of Dumfries, this house is excellent for exploring the town and its surrounding areas. The property is actually a farmhouse, located within walking distance of the town. The entire property is surrounded by greenery and guests will get to taste actual life in the countryside.

The property comes with a large bedroom with a comfortable double bed. The local pub is just 10 minutes away from the property. The main advantage to staying here is the large space offered to guests and the surrounding area, which can be explored on foot, to get a first-hand experience in the Scottish highlands.

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12.09 km (7.6 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
89 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Large family room with private bathroom

In the middle of the Scottish Highlands, this farmhouse can make for an adventurous stay. A family bedroom is offered to guests who stay here, which has a double bed and a sofa-cum-bed. Altogether, four persons can stay in this property at a time. The farmhouse is located in the highlands, surrounded by greenery.

The town can be accessed on foot, in around 20 minutes. The entire property is kid-friendly and guests are welcome with their pets. A store and the local pub are located just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the property.

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12.23 km (7.6 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
70 reviews  
Private room 4 Beds 4 Guests

12. Spacious flat in Georgian house

This apartment is located in the town square of Dumfries. Its old charm is spread throughout the property, over two floors, which are left at the disposal of guests. The apartment has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, another with a single. So, the entire apartment can accommodate up to three people at a time.

The master bedroom with its king-sized bed is in the attic. There is also a large living room and an equipped kitchen. The apartment is on the second and third floor, which can only be accessed via stairs.

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11.47 km (7.2 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
57 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests

13. Irish Gait Guest House - Dumfries town centre

In the heart of Dumfries, the Irish Gait Guest House is a historic villa, set to take you back in time. The property is located very close to the high street, which gives guests an excellent opportunity to visit attractions like the Theatre Royal, the Globe Inn, and the Robert Burns House.

The property features three bedrooms, which altogether have three beds, so it can accommodate a total of six guests at a time.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.51 km (7.2 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
48 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic antique furniture and art but with comfortable beds and all mod cons
very spacious room and bathroom with views over a beautiful garden
the house is beautiful with a great view of the river from the breakfast room
the house is really something to behold with beautiful views of the river from the breakfast room
comfortable room and hearty breakfast
all areas were clean tidy and things well laid out
clean and tidy with a great scottish breakfast
the river room was spacious cosy immaculately clean with a comfortable bed and crisp cotton linen
property was clean & comfortable; breakfast was great - andrew was a great host nothing was too much trouble
very helpful friendly host
our hosts were incredibly helpful
beautiful house with great hosts
andrew was a generous and welcoming host
belle is a wonderful host – attentive interesting and knowledgeable
great location close to everything i wanted to see
the breakfast was fantastic and the location was perfect
lovely and interesting place to stay in the heart of the town
great location in dumfries beautiful styled house
was in dumfries for the ukelele festival and found this a perfect location
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14. Double room in family home, five mins walk from town

This double room in a family home is offered to guests and is located just outside the main town. The bedroom is equipped with two beds and can accommodate up to three people at a time. The cheerful place has a homey feeling, with lots of space and a garden.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
11.28 km (7.1 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
74 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had our own living room space with a lovely view
great family feel with a lovely bed and breakfast touch
room at her place had all basic amenities was really clean and was close to the town centre
her place was spaciousand comfortable
bed is extremely comfortable and the rest of the house is gorgeous
the accommodation is very clean and quiet
the bathroom is clean and tidy and wonderfully turquoise
the house is lovely and the room is huge clean and with plenty of character
the room was as described and very clean
the villa is cosy clean spacious and well decorated with thick blue carpet and a bright woody kitchen
lucy is a great host
lucy is a great host
lucy is a lovely helpful host
lucy is a fantastic host
friendly host and larger than expected space
ideal location for a short walk into town
comfortable room in a great central location
best place for miles around
the neighborhood is very calm
perfect location right by the centre of dumfries
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15. The Old School - Peace, space, great for gatherings

This property was a once a Victorian school and nowadays offers travelers a stay while visiting the town of Dumfries. The stone house is in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by greenery and features four bedrooms with six beds along with a spacious lounge, a kitchen, and three bathrooms.

Altogether, it can accommodate up to 10 people at a time. The garden and surrounding spaces provide a peaceful place to relax and unwind.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
19.03 km (11.9 mi) from Caerlaverock Castle
78 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is huge the 2 lounges big kitchen and courtyard were perfect for a large group
beds were really comfortable and the delicious welcome gift of flowers and local produce much apprecited
stunning lounge beautiful kitchen and each bedroom is absolutely perfect
great big kitchen for communal cooking and a very comfortably sized lounge for 8 people
the aga kept the kitchen cosy and we enjoyed the log burner in the evening
very clean and quiet
comfy beds and clean linen and towels
a charming and clean old school cottage
really clean and comfortable a great place to stay
also everything was really clean and nicer than picture
lesley was a perfect host
lesley was very quick with responses to questions that we had and an excellent host
the host was great lesley made everything easy for us
lesley was a great host and the house was perfect
lesley was a wonderful host and i would definitely come back
it's set in a quiet location beautiful countryside - but with good access to nearby towns
great place for a quiet family break
really comfortable well equipped and the peace quiet and darkness was a lovely change from city life
lesley’s has lace was a perfect location for our family grt together
ideal place for a quiet break in the borders - we'll be back thanks lesley
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Stay in Dumfries

A stay in Dumfries is sure to bring lots of adventure, from enjoying the Scottish countryside to learning about the culture of an entirely different era. These Airbnb rentals are also set to compliment your stay and there is surely something here to suit most people. Enjoy your trip to Dumfries!

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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