Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia - Updated 2021

airbnb Georgetown Penang, Malaysia

The capital city of Penang Island, Georgetown is a classic example of the colourful mingling of multiple cultures in Malaysia. Home to a host of original colonial (Chinese style) shophouses, the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, Georgetown has many beautiful historical buildings, churches, mosques, government offices, and Western-style skyscrapers and shopping complexes shining high above British Raj–era architecture. Georgetown has many tourist attractions, such as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the Kuan Yin Teng Temple Penang at the heart of Chinatown. The Gurney Beach Penang and nearby hawker stalls in Gurney Drive (for a taste of Penang food), the cool breeze and beautiful scenery of the Batu Feringghi beach is just mesmerizing. The labyrinth of narrow lanes and chaotic streets, historical shrines decorated with strings of paper lanterns, shops selling Indian spices, modern cafes and fun bars are tourist delights in Georgetown. Planning a trip to Georgetown? Consider staying at one of these 15 best Airbnbs in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

1. Luxurious duplex apartment (from USD 90)

One of the best apartments for rent in Penang, this luxurious duplex rental with high-ceilings offers a panoramic view of the harbour and Georgetown. There are two rooms in this apartment: the en-suite room upstairs has two queen size beds and the second room downstairs has a queen size bed. This fully air-conditioned Scandinavian style home has two baths. The spacious living room has an elegant sofa, TV, and a six-seater bar table. The living room is surrounded by glass. The kitchen has a fridge, electrical induction cooker and toaster, kettle and water purifier. The accommodation has an elevator, wireless internet, and 24-hour security. It is located at a 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Two big food courts are within a 3-minute drive.

Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
376 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 6 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place wifi goes out intermittently but is made up for with the spectacular views in sight
gorgeous view from the apartment
awesome view from the apartment
the apartment was as described and looked pretty as in the photos
the view form the apartment so excellent
house is really clean nicely decorated
the rest is clean and well maintained
unit is very clean
spacious place and place was well clean and tidy
*to be considered*- cleanliness can be better
host is a good man
very responsive to help requested
very pleasant experience friendly host
ben was very kind and helpful when responding to questions
towel was provided which was helpful
the location was great
amazing location and a beautiful place to stay at
the location surrounded with restaurant and it is walking distance to a huge food court and mcdonald
wow so close to the city center of george town 5 to 10min ride
shops nearby and good location
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2. Gorgeous apartment offering spectacular sea views (from USD 77)

Just a three-minute drive from the bustling streets of Georgetown; full of gourmet food, street art & heritage, the residence is also a short walk from ample shopping opportunities such as the Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, which are among the top shopping malls in Georgetown. Don’t miss a chance to stay overnight in this gorgeous duplex home designed with a stark white interior and furnished with simple choices of furniture that lends a minimalist vibe to this apartment. A combination of twins and doubles are made available on the second story for eight guests. Keep the curtains tied and wake to the sight of unobstructed views of the Penang Strait spread out before you.

Breathtaking Seaview Suites at Gurney Drive
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
90 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very nice room and the view is very nice
all items in working condition and great view of the sea in one room
also the room keeper joey was so nice and communicated immediately
the apartment is strategically located with a nice view of the sea
nice place to stay spacious apt easy to access
place is clean and tidy
clean quite and accessible
it's a clean modern stylish spacious and cosy apartment
the apartment was clean and basic necessities were all provided
the homestay was clean and comfortable will definitely come back again
the host is friendly and quick to respond
the host is very responsive to any questions we have and provide clear instructions
thanks for having us and being a great host
everything is good and the host is helpful
alicia is an amazing host who is open to negotiations
great location if you want to be close to gurney drive
great location walking distance to food centres and shopping malls
the location near gurney drive place is clear & new
location is good and quiet at night
overall is good especially in location wise
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3. Penang ocean view resort (from USD 93)

Located close to the Gurney Mall, this neat and clean duplex is quite spacious and offers a specular view of the surroundings. The accommodation has two bedrooms with six super comfortable beds and two baths. The open-air pub on ground floor plays house music and offers a venue to chill in the evening. Other amenities include elevator, kitchen, wireless internet, swimming pool, sky gym, and free parking.

Penang Ocean View Resort (海角六号)
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
190 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was stunning and we could watch sunrise in bed
definitely has a good wi-fi connectivity
awesome view room 9-1 great stay
nice and cosy apartment with a fantastic view
jasslyn's place is superb nice view comfy beds and super homely
is very clean and tidy
fridge was new and clean with basic cutleries available
place was clean and nice
clean and nice place to stay in
very spacious enough beds for 10 people the house is very clean ample towels and pillows provided
the host was hospitality and thoughtful
the host was friendly and detailed
spacious and great hospitality by host and her housekeeper
jasslyn is a great host she is quick to respond & is understanding & accommodating
jesslyn is a nice owner thanks for the prompt response
great location a 5-10 minute walk to gurney plaza
the location is accessible to the main attractions
very convenient location with good eateries around
most importantly the location is very convenient
reasonable price with great location and view
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4. Apartment near the Gurney Plaza (from USD 60)

Located near the gurney plaza and Adventist hospital, this apartment has two bedrooms with six beds and two baths. The accommodation has a kitchen, elevator, wireless internet, and free parking. The gurney drive eateries are at a walking distance from the accommodation.

Gurney Home 2 mins to Gurney Plaza
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
87 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment can comfortably sleep 8 adults with room for more
the apartment is fully furnished with well equipment
overall we had a very comfortable stay and would return
the unit is clean and very spacious
clean and very comfortable homestay
very nice and clean place to say
the place was nice and very clean
the unit is clean and new well equipped
the owner is very friendly too
the host was very friendly and helpful
she was so kind and accommodating
the owner welcome us and introduce us to her place
the host is very friendly and responsive
great location walking distance to gurney drive eateries
its location is superb for public transportation and very near to the malls
the location of the apartment was amazing it was literally a stones-throw from the major shopping centres
the location is good too
the location is good near to shopping mall and local food stalls
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5. Rope walk guesthouse (from USD 24)

This guesthouse is located in the middle of George Town within 5-10 minutes walking distance to cafes, food courts, and some of the best night markets in Penang. The rooms are big and clean but the bathroom is shared. Amenities include 24 hours CCTV, free WIFI, and free drinking water in common area.

Double Room (Rope Walk Guesthouse) 2
129 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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

If you’re looking for heritage vacation rentals in Penang, then book a stay at Lim’s Heritage House. It is at a walking distance from great hawker food, local market, and Gurney Drive. Located in one of the heritage buildings, this suite is a blend of old-fashioned features and modern amenities such as air-conditioning, flat screen TV, mini fridge & Astro and free WIFI. The common area is equipped with a microwave, toaster, and water dispenser. The suite has two beds and one bath.

Heritage Family Suite 2 @ 3pax @ Near Gurney Drive
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
249 reviews
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
that said i loved the room
the room is as is in photos - neat and very colonial looking
even better than hotel bed) and i love the small touches of providing tea and coffee for guests
but once we shut the door it didn't bother us much as beds were so comfy
beautiful room - its very spacious and spotlessly clean complete with any amenities you might need
very spacious and clean as you would expect
room was clean and beautiful
heritage stay clean and comfy stay
the bathroom is very spacious and very clean too
also the housing is very clean and stylish
kind owner & good management
host was easy to communicate with
the owner was very responsive and helpful
host is really quick to reply thank you for making my trip great
he provided us with useful maps in his home and also was so attentive and responsive
nice location and easy check in
loved the location on a quieter street near lots of shops and restaurants
very nice place in a very cute house
fantastic stay at a fantastic location
value for money and close to mall and many eateries
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7. Luxury suite with sea view (from USD 67)

This high-ceiling sea view apartment has one master bedroom with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds and an attached bathroom as well. The sitting hall has two queen size sofa beds that can comfortably sleep four guests. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities include kitchen, elevator, wireless internet, and free parking facilities. Swimming pool, lobby, gym & sky garden are also accessible to guests. Starbucks, 7eleven, and many restaurants are all just downstairs.

Penang Georgetown Japanese Seaview Luxury Suite
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
201 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment as described with stunning views
wake up with breathtaking view and stylish apartment
beautiful apartment with great sea view
very comfortable place to stay with a superb view
the room had an amazing seaview from the 22nd floor and the room also included a water filter
the place was clean and comfy
the place was very clean
the place is clean & comfort
this house is clean and comfortable stay
the whole place is very clean and comfy
she is very responsive host
host is also nice
friendly host and great environment
diana is super lovely host
the host is very friendly & quick respond
nice location very near to town with short distance by car
location is good enough for us
place is ideal for small family
the location is great and convenience travel around
location is superb too free parking is provided if you happen to be driving
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8. Top gold and navy studio right at the city center (from USD 45)

Enjoy the simple elegance of this modern gold and navy studio in Jalan Macalister that sleeps up to four guests. Situated at the city center, you’ll get easy access to Georgetown’s popular tourist spots, street art, street food, and nightlife. Forget the hustle of packing everything since your host will provide towels, toiletries, and other essentials. Dine at nearby restaurants or whip up a quick meal in the unit’s kitchenette, which is complete with cooking and dining amenities, or simply enjoy the city view with a drink from the minibar. Guests enjoy access to the building’s pool and gym.

【LONG-STAY OFFER】TopFloor Studio •Town •WiFi •Food
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
150 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my view from the room so awesome facing swimming pool & can see the sea too
it has very nice views from the room
fair priced apartment with nice amenities like pool and gym
as the apartment is new the amenities were also very new and in a good condition
the apartment is clean and tidy
the place was sparkling clean
the room is pretty and was clean when we arrived
it is very new and clean
nice appartment tastefully decorated and clean
the host is very kind
fast response very kind and friendly host
host is very accommodating and considerate
very comfortable stay with great host that are ever ready to assist
stylish place and very helpful host
good hawker food stores located within a short walk away
fantastic place and good location
a little far from old town but nice restaurants close by
a really good price for living in such a central area
great and confortable place near the heart of george town with amazing pool
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9. LaMaison #6: studio with sea views (from USD 51)

Take in a spectacular view of the sea every time you look out the window of this studio located in a building on Jalan Macalister. Fitted with a king bed and, upon request, additional mattresses, this air-conditioned studio sleeps up to four persons comfortably. You’ll never get bored with access to their high-speed Wi-Fi and a TV with Netflix and YouTube. Experience Penang more as your building is less than 15 minutes away by car from famous spots like Fort Cornwallis, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Chulia Street hawker stalls, and more. Guests enjoy full access to the gym, pool, and sky pad, too!

♛HOT♛LaMaison #6★Seaview★Street Food★Attractions
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
84 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
accurate photos and fantastic view wifi and netflix works great
great sea views and a comfortable bed
the place was comfortable with a great view of penang
the place is very clean design is neat great view and mattress is comfortable
the highlight was definitely the swimming pool in the 11th floor
everything was very clean
nice clean comfortable and well equipped
the house was very clean and has a minimalist modern vibe to it
everything is sparkling clean too
very clean and has a washer
super quick response and very helpful host
the host also very responsive
kenny is a great host who will make u feel very at home
kenny is a great host and he responded promptly
kenny was an amazing host thanks for having us
pretty good location with good street food options close by
it’s located close to many good eateries in georgetown
cozy place and very cute home for couples:)
the location is ok and i think the building is fairly new really nice pool with a view
kenny’s place was clean beautiful and located in a strategic location
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10. Unique sea view designer studio (from USD 55)

Match your unique Penang adventures with an equally unique place to stay. This well-lit and air-conditioned unit boasts a view of the sea and is situated in the vibrant center of Georgetown. Enjoy access to the building’s sky lounge, infinity pool, and fitness center. Prepare simple meals in the kitchenette, which comes complete with a microwave, a kettle, and cooking and dining utensils. While here, you can keep your clothes fresh with the unit’s washing machine and dryer. Most importantly, stay close to where the action is as your studio is more or less 15 minutes away from some popular tourist spots like Gurney Drive and Penang Times Square.

Unique Seaview Designer [email protected] ||市中心海景房
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
126 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view from the room
perfect view great hospitality except the internet tv use chinese language
the view from the room is amazing
we swam in the pool enjoyed the view and watched youtubes channel
the view was stunning and the room space is perfect with such a price per night
spotlessly clean and well looked after
super clean and modern/new
is a clean and big room for 2 person
ronnie's place is very clean and comforting
the place is clean neat and cozy
host ronnie very responsive
host was super friendly helpful and quick to respond
good location for discovering the city
great location with easy access to everything you need
very convenient location close to lots of good food
great place to stay and the popular location is just nearby
fantastic location in the middle of georgetown with 24/ convenience store at the bottom
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11. Comfy studio with city views

Wake up to a beautiful view of the city in this comfortable studio right at the heart of Georgetown, Penang. If you are traveling alone or with a partner and you want the authentic Georgetown experience, this is the perfect place for you. The 400-sqft (37.16-sqm) studio is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a high-speed internet connection. With a queen bed and two additional mattresses, this unit can sleep two to four persons. Travel light since the host provides dining utensils, towels, and toiletries for your convenience. You can also enjoy access to amenities like the pool, gymnasium, playground, and residents’ sky pad. Several authentic Malaysian restaurants and street food stalls are located nearby for the guests to enjoy.

Penang Macalister Georgetown 1BR 2-4pax
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
188 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air con and ceiling fan are great
nice view from the apartment
superb view and infinity pool
comfortable stay with nice view
nice single room appartment with an amazing view over georgetown
very clean and tidy room
the place is clean and cozy
however cleanliness could be better
room is clean and neat
the studio is clean and comfy in a modern building
the host is responsive and negotiable
the owner is very responsive as well
a really nice place with a nice host
very nice host and beautiful house to stay with your love ones
vincent was great host we couldn't thank him more for taking good care of us during our stay
good location as well
location is strategic easy access to many places
great place and great location overall
nice room with perfect location
the location is great and very convenient
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12. Panoramic sea view suite

Located near the Penang Gurney Drive Hawker Center, this suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master room consists of one king bed, one Queen bed, and a 4-floor mattress. The other room has one queen bed and a mattress. The common area has one sofa bed and 2-floor mattresses. The apartment has a pool on the 5th floor and gym on the 11th floor. Make sure to bring your own towels if you have more than four people. The accommodation has a kitchen, air-conditioning, TV, wireless internet, and free parking facilities.

全海景套房 Panoramic Sea View @ Gurney, Georgetown
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
92 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing room sea view nice swimming pool to
the view from the living room and main room was beautiful
stylish design big room nice view and great location
not bad for the room
good location everything is ready in the homestay wifi also very fast
super clean love to stay
house is super clean and spacious
clean and comfortable home stay
the place was very clean and comfy
the apartment is spacious clean and cozy
very nice host and rapid reply
outstanding response from the host
host grace is attentive to the instructions and she response quickly to your queries
easy to communicate with owner quick to response
grace is a great host very responsive
great location for family vacation
nice location and room design
good location as well
the house is good the location is great
the apartment is centrally near by the restaurant very easy to get food everything is near by the corner
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13. Luxury room close to Gurney Drive

This cozy and charming private room is located in a bungalow close to the Gurney Drive. There are a total of six rooms with private bathrooms and two common baths in the house. The living room and the kitchen is on the ground floor. For easy and convenient access, there is a home lift. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors have common areas. A lot of reading materials is available to have a good read with relaxing music. The living room, lounge area, kitchen, wireless internet and all the common area are accessible to the guest.

Penang Luxury Room Close Walk to Gurney Drive
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
127 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet was fast and reliable the shower great
wonderful room with private bathroom and balcony in a brilliant location
the room is everything we had expected and the bedsheets were comfortable and clean
the rooms are very spacious with good communal areas outside the room/ on the floor and downstairs
exceeds expectations smart tv in lounge not cable
clean and quiet residential
clean environment clean room clean toilet
really clean nice and secure
very clean and comfortable stay
beautifully decorated and impeccably clean house
the host is very friendly
great place and hospitality from the host
jeff is kind and good host
also the host is very friendly
nice and kind host helps me a lot
nice location very near to the town
excellent location for exploring penang
location wise is just about a 10 minute walk to gurney plaza so very near shopping and restaurants
great location to go to downtown george town
amazing price with perfect location and house
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14. Gurney drive condominium

Located at Gurney Drive the condominium has a spacious living room, three comfortable bedrooms and three baths. It has a well-equipped kitchen, laundry room, elevator, wireless internet, and free parking. The pool and garden are quite beautiful. This Penang Airbnb with a swimming pool is within walking distance to restaurants, cafe and banks along with Gurney and Evergreen Laurel Hotel and Gleneagles Hospital.

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
37 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had great wifi
the view from the living room and the master bedroom were beautiful seaview
it would have been even better if there were wi-fi facilities and better tv reception
thanks cherie for the stay at your straits quay apartments
the apartment is very spacious - perfect for larger groups/families
the flat was clean with bottled water and towels provided which was great
the apartment was clean and was more spacious than expected
cherie's unit is exceptionally spacious and very clean
the apartment is roomy and clean
the place was clean and the pictures shared are accurate
the host was very welcoming and accommodating
host ensured everything went ok and wanted to make sure we had a good stay
when we needed umbrellas our host stopped by to hand us a couple
mr chao is an excellent co-host very helpful and attentive to our requests
he was really helpful and friendly
great location good value for money
location is perfect a great place to stay when considering a family trip to penang
central location :) nearby all the popular eating spots
location wise it was only about a 10-15 minute drive to georgetown and the malls nearby
great location well maintained home great for family vacations
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15. Cozy suite room with beautiful sea view

This private room in a condominium is located in the lovely area of Gurney Drive. The neat and clean room offers a beautiful view of hills, sea, and the city from the window. The accommodation has a private bath, indoor fireplace, kitchen, elevator, and wireless internet. Shopping mall, nightlife, street food, and seaside is close to the accommodation. With 24-hour security, the place provides a sweet homestay.

The Cozy Suite Room with Ultimate Seaview
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
107 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the suite room have wonderful sea view and night view
nice view from the room
the view from the room is fantastic
the view and environment was very nice from the room and the balcony
view from room is fantastic
room and bathroom is clean
clean and we felt like home
the room is nice and clean
loved the thoughtful touches like clean towels coffee & tea packets clean boiled water etc
the room is comfortable enough bathroom was clean
service is great host is a friendly person
the hosts are nice and helpful
and the host is so considerate
they were very helpful and wonderful
cozy environment excellent service the host & family are friendly
nice place in a central location
great location for shopping & sampling local foods
it was a great location close to everything
great location and easy access to penang local food
the location was great as it was convenient to get to many places around the georgetown area
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Georgetown: A classic example of multiple cultures

The UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, Georgetown, is a mesmerizing beauty and pride of Malaysia.The cultural diversity and attractions galore make it a much sought-after destination for domestic and international tourists. It is fascinating and a must visit place in the Malaysian itinerary. And during your trip, choose to stay at these 11 best Airbnbs in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnbs in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

1. Which are the best Airbnbs with a pool in Georgetown?

Many Airbnbs in Georgetown have a pool. For the best options, choose from the following Airbnbs: i) Penang ocean view resort ii) Gurney drive condominium iii) luxury suite with a sea view iv) panoramic sea view suite.

2. Which Airbnb in Georgetown is good for families?

Not many Airbnbs in Georgetown are good for families. If you are traveling with children to Georgetown, then the best family-friendly vacation home for you would be this heritage family suite near Gurney Drive.

3. Which are the best romantic Airbnbs in Georgetown?

Several romantic Airbnbs are located in Georgetown. For the best options, we recommend a stay at these Airbnbs: i) luxurious duplex apartment ii) luxury room close to Gurney Drive iii) gorgeous apartment offering spectacular sea views.

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