Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kendal, England - Updated 2024

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Perched on the edge of Great Britain’s breathtaking Lake District, Kendal brims with possibilities and a lively spirit. In this vibrant market town in Cumbria, you’ll always find something to do! Traipse along the cobbled streets with the shoppers making their way to colourful stores and boutiques. Ramble through the ruins of Kendal Castle and follow the meandering trails in the magnificent gardens of Levens Hall. Catch a theatre production or comedy show at Brewery Arts Centre, or marvel at the stunning masterpieces at the Quaker Tapestry Museum. After a busy day of exploring, stop by a cozy tea room to nibble on the renowned Kendal Mint Cake. From intriguing museums to a dazzling art scene to eccentric festivals, Kendal is filled with brilliant attractions. Start your tour of the Lake District in Kendal, and check out these ten Airbnb vacation rentals.

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 May 14, 2024.

1. Private suite in a bright, colorful home (from USD 94)

Enjoy a stylish and comfortable stay when you rent this private room in a Georgian Grade II listed house in Kendal. Separated from the main house by its own private entrance, this suite offers accommodation for up to four guests. This space consists of two cozy beds, a large modern bathroom, a spacious living area, and a small kitchenette. The accommodation has been stocked with thoughtful amenities, and breakfast is included! With its terrific location in the town centre of Kendal, you’ll have amazing views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

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Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
4.94 km (3.1 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
572 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom is very modern and tv is smart plus netflix
the apartment is absolutely stunning with the most gorgeous decor and amazing views
highlights included the amazing coffee maker a very comfortable bed and a large tub for luxurious bathing
the apartment is quiet with outstanding views and a short walk to a well provisioned supermarket
we had a great stay at caryn’s place the space is huge and really comfortable
everything was clean and well organised
clean quirky tasteful and spacious
quirky clean large flat incentre of town
the decor is amazing and the place is clean and tidy
their place is spacious clean and well-decorated
friendly and service minded host
lovely host and lovely place
lovely space and best hosts x
he was kind and attentive throughout our stay
caryn and merv were fantastic hosts
great location to the shops and other places of interest
ideal location right in the centre and def recommended
it is in a great location with great beauty spots within a short drive
this is a stunning place to stay if you are planning a trip to the lakes
there is lots to see and do within easy walking distance from the apartment
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2. Private room in Victorian family home (from USD 82)

Revel in the amenities and attractions of Kendal from this charming accommodation! The rental property is a private bedroom and bathroom within a larger Victorian house. Up to two guests can enjoy this private, pretty accommodation which has a large double bed and spacious bathroom. Guests also have access to a delightful walled garden and a light breakfast is provided. The property is in a central part of the town and is close to many restaurants, shops, as well as attractions like the Brewery Arts Center and the Abbott Gallery.

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Kendal, CUMBRIA, United Kingdom
4.04 km (2.6 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
266 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i especially liked the bright breakfast room where we shared coffee and conversation
the room has a nice view bed very comfy (the sink inside the room comes very handy)
breakfast was supplied with fresh fruit yoghurt cereals and toast as well as oj and tea or coffee
there was a heater available but the room was warm and cosy and extremely quiet
good wi-fi comfortable bed spacious room and considerate hosts
everything is spotless and very comfortable
everything was spotlessly clean and in good working order
the room is very clean and tidy
very pleasant clean and comfortable home
trina and tim's is very clean and a wonderful place to stay
hosts very welcoming welcoming and everything was perfect
tim and trina were great hosts
probably the best host so far
beautiful home and wonderful host
very friendly hosts
the location is excellent
a great location for a house: near to the town near to the lakes and dales
location great close to the lakes but not overly crowded
great location close to the town centre
beautiful property and fantastic location
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3. Webster cottage in Kendal, South Lakes

This lovely, little cottage epitomizes charm! With its bright interior and beautiful garden, this property is an ideal accommodation for couples or solo travellers. The self-contained cottage includes an elegant, cozy bedroom, a small kitchen equipped with convenient appliances, a compact bathroom, and a charming living and dining space. A peaceful garden showcases scenic views of Kendal Castle. The cottage is located only five minutes from the town centre of Kendal and is surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of the countryside. Many restaurants, shops, and attractions are within a short walk of the property.

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Kendal, England, United Kingdom
5.42 km (3.4 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
255 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very modern and comfortable apartment with all the amenities we required
centrally located comfortable with all the amenities you need
very quick response times thoughtful touches such as complimentary tea/coffee/breakfast and a welcome pack
it was also very kind to be left milk and breakfast
it was very comfortable clean and quiet having everything we needed
the cottage was very clean and perfect for two
the accommodation was as expected clean comfortable and had everything you’d need
clean tidy quiet and only minutes away from the town centre
the cottage was spotless and they really made us feel welcome
anna & gavin were perfect hosts
anna a great host
anna was a very welcoming and friendly host
hosts were friendly and accommodating
anna was very helpful with any recommendations etc
good location with comfortable accommodation
the location is great very close to the town's centre
very close to the town and good access to get around the lakes
a perfect location from which to explore the wonderful surroundings
ideal location for walking into kendal
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4. Studio ideal for 1 or 2 people (from USD 88)

This splendid little property is relaxing, cozy, and private. The studio apartment can accommodate up to two guests and comes with a kitchenette stocked with some appliances, a modern bathroom, a comfortable king-sized bed in the cheerful bedroom, and a cheerful lounge area. This studio unit is located within walking distance of Kendal, and guests can enjoy their own private access to the property.

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Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
5.67 km (3.6 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
234 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very well equipped studio lovely breakfast amenities
stylish apartment with amazing underfloor heating
the studio came with breakfast supplies too which was a lovely touch
all amenities are well provided for including a really comfortable bed
a simple selection of breakfast things are supplied- fresh orange milk jams butter and tea and coffee
clean and spacious accommodation
good comfortable clean and cosy
very clean cosy and quiet
very clean and beautifully decorated
extremely clean & well equipped
good comms with the host throughout
hosts were so lovely too making sure we had all we needed
the host provided lots of information leaflets to help with planning our day trips
overall a great stay and a great host
hosts are super friendly and accommodating and checking in and out was increasably easy
great location for exploring the lakes
location was ideal only a short walk to kendal town centre
close to all the beautiful lakes and the dales
great cosy studio in excellent location for a visit to the lakes
great place with a perfect location
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5. Small single room with TV and DVD player (from USD 57)

small single room with tv and dvd player
Source: Airbnb

A pleasant accommodation for solo travellers, this private room is close to the town centre in Kendal. Guests have access to the rest of the house including the kitchen, lounge area, and bathroom. The property’s central location means you will be within walking distance to the town’s many restaurants, shops, attractions, and public transportation options.

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Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
6.02 km (3.8 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
322 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and good wifi connection
great little budget room really welcoming and accomodating host all amenities as described would definitely stay again
the single room is excellent
i hope to book this room again come spring for some hiking and mountain biking
the room was small as expected and the bed was extremely comfy thanks shaun
small but clean and comfy perfect for a solo traveler if you just need a shower and bed
the host is helpful and friendly
host couldn't have been more acommodating and friendly
friendly welcoming made sure i had everything i needed to make my stay enjoyable
this was a great room really lovely host
he was very responsive
comfortable bed a short walk from kendal station
good value and within walking distance of kendal town centre
great spot - less than 5 minute walk to the train station
kendal town very pretty with friendly locals train station bus station and supermarket a short walk away
small but very comfortable very close to the train station which made moving around easy and hassle-free
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6. Beautiful and spacious apartment (from USD 118)

Although recently renovated, this apartment retains its historic charm! This property portends a delightful stay in Kendal. The apartment is spacious and stylish and can provide accommodation for up to four guests. This space consists of two elegant bedrooms, a sophisticated, fully-equipped kitchen, an expansive living and dining area with cozy furnishings, a modern bathroom, and a garden. Located near the centre of Kendal, this apartment is close to many restaurants, attractions, and public transport connections.

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Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
6.25 km (3.9 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
226 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat is very spacious and has comfortable furniture with an excellent kitchen
the stay at patricia’s apartment was fantastic
comfy beds nice big open-plan living space great shower easy walk into town
such a lovely touch the large bed is very comfortable and the whole place is furnished beautifully
great apartment excellent accomodation a real treat
everything was very clean
very clean and had everything we needed
an amazing appartment clean stylish and quiet
it was extremely clean and tidy when we stayed
the whole apartment was clean pleasantly decorated and very comfortable
they were so kind
patricia was a great host
the hosts were very pleasant helpful and considerate
patricia is an attentive and generous host who made us feel right at home
trisha is a great host and we will be back
a great location within walking distance of kendal centre
location wise it is very near to station and very close to aldi and morrison
flat in a great location in kendal
location is perfect to explore all the lakes
great place to stay ideal location for exploring the lakes
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7. Beautiful room with private bathroom

For a cozy stay, check into this private double room in a beautiful home in Kendal. Located within walking distance of the Kendal Leisure Center, as well as public transportation options, this rental has a friendly ambience and offers accommodation for up to two guests. Enjoy stunning views of Kendal Castle and the picturesque countryside from the bedroom. Guests have a private bathroom and have access to the communal spaces of the house, including the spacious kitchen, living area, and the beautiful garden and terrace. Breakfast is also provided for guests.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
4.19 km (2.7 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
250 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room has a beautiful view of the mountains
best air bnb so far wonderful pub recommendation and an absolutely stunning breakfast spread
lovely comfortable room with amazing views of kendal castle
the room has beautiful views and the delicious breakfast was a thoughtful touch
the views are stunning and we had everything we needed for a very comfortable night
sparkling clean private bathroom
clean stylish space comfy bed and privacy
the house was sparkling clean
the bedroom and the bathroom are great and clean
great hosts very clean and very comfortable
lovely area to visit great host
tiger is a friendly cat~
very nice hosts hilary and mike were
hillary and mike are wonderful hosts
hilary and mike were wonderful hosts
great location you can walk into town
amazing great room and location
the location of the house was superb only 10 mins walk from the town center
the location is great 10 min drive or 15 min walk into kendal town centre
the location was very beautiful and the house was amazing
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8. Apartment in Kendal Town centre

An elegant style and modern amenities make this apartment a delightful place to stay in Kendal. The property is spacious and new and can provide accommodation for up to two guests. A cozy king-sized bed awaits you in the airy bedroom. This space also consists of a fully-equipped kitchen, a large, comfortable lounge filled with modern amenities, and a compact bathroom. Located in the centre of Kendal, this apartment is close to many splendid restaurants, chic shops, and family-friendly attractions like a cinema, galleries, and a park.

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Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
4.69 km (3.0 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
200 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodation was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed
it's a great amount of space for two with a king size bed and good sized rooms
the apartment was cosy & comfortable with all the amenities we required for self-catering
very comfortable and warm with everything you need
comfortable bed pleasant living room and decent kitchen equipment nothing bad to say
clean and very comfortable
linen and towels were clean and fresh
flat was very clean and comfortable
very convenient clean and warm
clean and comfy flat in central kendal
the hosts were attentive and thoughtful
hosts very helpful and informative
hosts were brilliant kept in touch throughout
janet&james were very fast responding with any questions and very helpful
the instructions given by the hosts were really clear and they were always on hand throughout our stay
ideal for couples close to center
great location as very central
great location for walkers
great location for town centre
ideal location to explore kendal and the lakes
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9. Spacious Victorian family house

This private room in a Victorian house provides a cozy, quiet escape. The property is within walking distance of the town centre of Kendal and offers gorgeous views of Kendal Castle. The light and airy room provide accommodation for up to three guests and houses a luxurious king-sized bed, a sofa bed, and a chic private bathroom. Guests can also relax in the garden, and follow the nearby path to Kendal Castle. The hosts offer breakfast as well as guided walking tours.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
5.59 km (3.5 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
172 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is soft there's plenty of usb-ports and a very stable wifi
the room is large and with a lovely view
a warm personal welcome and two flights of stairs bring you to a light filled simple and pleasant room
a nice touch to have breakfast included
lovely views from the bedroom and a nice breakfast with local bread
comfortable clean space
the room is comfortable clean and spacious
the room and bathroom were both very clean spacious and comfortable
the room was clean comfy and eally quiet so we rest perfectly
expect a very warm and friendly welcome; everything is spotlessly clean and tidy just brilliant really
charming hosts with a lovely home
wonderful hosts and lovely room
thank you to kind and friendly host family
wonderful hosts who make you feel very welcome in their home
perfect hosts very welcoming and helpful
the location was excellent
location great for town centre which is a ten minute walk
great location 5 minute walk from the centre of town
the house is beautiful and the location is great very close to the train station
great location and absolutely amazing house and family
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10. Newly renovated & family-friendly house

This charming cottage is newly remodelled and cozy. Filled with modern amenities, this two-bedroom property is stylishly decorated and can accommodate up to four guests. There is a bright kitchen stocked with modern appliances, a colourful living area where guests can relax at the end of a busy day, a spacious dining area, and a sophisticated, modern bathroom. Set in a peaceful neighbourhood, the Kendal town centre is only a five minutes’ walk away.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
4.78 km (3.0 mi) from National Trust - Sizergh
318 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi
there is a pull out single bed in master bedroom which is comfortable
alba and simons’s house is lovely with all the amenities you would need for a comfortable stay
it’s a lovely place that is well decorated with thoughtful touches like having alex and now tv
nice touches set the cottage apart from others and make for a comfortable stay
comfortable clean and cozy house
the house is clean and stylish
house was perfectly clean with lovely linen and towels
unit is clean and as shown
clean airy and well thought-out
hosts were very helpful and responded to any requests quickly
lovely stay lovely home lovely hosts
the hosts responded quickly and were really helpful
alba and simon were very great host
great place and lovely owners has everything you need
nice apartment located 10 minute walk from city center
very good location too
beautiful location for visiting lake district
nice house and good location
great house so close to town centre
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The southern gateway to the Lake District

These ten Airbnb vacation rentals provide you with comfort and charming views as you explore the “Auld Grey Town.” Kendal is a delightful destination that is beautiful, bustling, and bright. This market town has much to offer and is the perfect place to start your tour of the gorgeous Lake District

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