Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kodaikanal, India - Updated 2021

airbnb Kodaikanal, India
Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza
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Roughly translating to “The Gift of the Forest,” the name Kodaikanal suits this naturally beautiful city well. Surrounded by the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal boasts of sprawling forests and grasslands, making it the perfect retreat from the urban jungle. Some of the must-sees in Kodaikanal include Coaker’s Walk, Bryan Park, the Silver Cascade Falls, and Kodaikanal Lake. Planning a trip here? You’ll find plenty of things to do and a number of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hotels to the best Airbnbs in Kodaikanal. Read on to find out more.

1. A charming old bungalow with lake views (from USD 37)

Who wouldn’t want to stay in a charming, 100-year-old bungalow? One of the best Airbnbs in Kodaikanal, you will get to admire amazing views of the lake every single day, for as long as you want. You can also take a stroll in the garden whenever you want. The bungalow itself comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it ideal for no more than five people. All bedrooms boast king beds for maximum comfort. Other facilities offered include a cable TV, hot water, and household essentials. You can also request a private kitchen or a barbecue.

Maruti Villa- Amazing Lake Views / Staycations
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
102 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the room was fantastic
the complimentary south india breakfast was just great couldn't have asked for more
could easily fit four or five people in all the beds
we also enjoyed a bit of light cooking in the kitchen
we bit thrilled about staying in the 100+-year-old villa the panoramic lake view from the top room enjoyable
Cleanliness:
rooms: nice and clean perfect for a family or 4-6 friends
the rooms are clean and very well maintained with neat bathrooms
the toilets were well maintained rooms well cleaned
the house is generously spacious and clean
the house was good a little cold inside clean and neat
Host:
great host with awesome hospitality
hospitality of the the host was very nice
the host: arjun is an amazing host
host arjun was very helpful
arjuna great host and supportive
Location:
beautiful location of the house
the property is located in a very scenic location overseeing the lake and blessed with lush green surroundings
the place was easy to be located
wonderful location spacious and tidy rooms and value for money
we will definitely come back to this place
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2. Two-bedroom farm stay (from USD 106)

This rustic cottage offers the perfect spot to enjoy a nature retreat in Kodaikanal. The interior is sparsely but comfortably furnished, with rugs and floor cushions in front of the fireplace and four single beds. The windows overlook a lush green landscape and towering trees. The accommodation and its location combined will make you feel like you’re on a glamping trip, but you’ll still have access to modern plumbing since the bathroom has a toilet and shower. While you’re here, you can enjoy long walks on the 5-acre (2-hectare property) and take in the sunset from a spot just steps from the cottage.

WhisperingWaters -Mountain cottage- Cottage 3
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
42 reviews
Farm stay 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean and cozy rooms with tidy bathroom
the place was clean and well maintained
the bathrooms are clean and well equipped
Host:
great food and hospitality provided by the staff and owners
the hosts were great too
a superb host and efficient staff
very friendly owners and housekeeping staffs
the host is considerate and accomodating
Location:
perfect place for a getaway from the hustle of the city
property is beautifully maintained close to nature
if you seak peace this is the place
we really liked ramdev and nagashri's place
“awesome location best stay ”one of the best stays of my life
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3. Cozy 3-bedroom house (from USD 140)

With its cozy, wooden interiors, you’re sure to feel warm and welcome at StayGlee! With three bedrooms and three baths, this house for rent in Kodaikanal can comfortably accommodate up to six guests at a time. Guests are free to prepare their own meals in the kitchen. Located close to the lake and the Bear Shola Falls, you are sure to enjoy the villa’s gorgeous views and tranquil environment. Should you wish to explore the area, there are also a good number of restaurants and shops just 500 meters (1,640 feet) from the villa.

StayGlee the best home stay at Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
29 reviews
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had breakfast and dinner both there - veg and non veg folks were equally happy
the place has water heaters in all 3 bathrooms and was spacious and neat
Cleanliness:
a very clean neat and easily accessible home
it was well maintained and clean
the place is very nicely done up and was extremely neat and clean
such a quiet beautiful cozy clean and peaceful place
can be a bit more clean
Host:
dinesh(owner) a great host and person
the host was too polite and helpful
a friendly host dinesh
the host dinesh and the cook das were excellent in their hospitality
dinesh is a great host
Location:
the place is situated at a very nice location
had an awesome time the bungalow is close to all the major tourist spots
dinesh's place is quite close to the kodaikanal lake yet in very peaceful surroundings
we loved the place and it was near to the kodai city lake
hope to return back to this place
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4. Charming and spacious villa (from USD 107)

Planning a trip with a large group can be difficult, but if you’re looking for the best Kodaikanal vacation rental, this home is spacious and charming. The villa should make you and all your loved ones feel right at home! The villa features just two bedrooms, but it can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. There are two private baths, complete with towels and other bath essentials, to keep everyone feeling fresh and clean. For entertainment, you can enjoy cable TV and WiFi or lounge by the indoor fireplace and enjoy each other’s company. If you wish to prepare and enjoy your own meals, the kitchen is well-equipped, and the dining area has enough room for everyone at the table. And should you ever need food or supplies, the villa is also conveniently located within 2 km (1.24 mi) of a market and shopping area.

Jacaranda villa ! Beyond imagination
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
120 reviews
Entire villa 12 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi connectivity was superb
the house is huge with sufficient furniture in all rooms
one last thing the water heaters ran perfect
south indian breakfast; specially dosas served were very good
nice facilities very helpful caretaker's family yummy food on request couldn't have been any better
Cleanliness:
place is clean and well maintained
its very spacious and clean
the beds were soft with thick comforters and clean
more than taste i always prefer cleanliness in cooking which i liked here and taste also good
the roomsand common spaces were clean comfortable and cozy
Host:
owner was very helpful
care taker was kind
the care taker muruganandham was nice and helpful
syed sure is a super host
excellent care taker and good cook too
Location:
great place and location
great place at a great location
a charming house in a convenient location
awesome property to spend with your close friends
location of the stay is excellent
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5. Peaceful cottage in the hills (from USD 99)

Planning a relaxing family vacation to Kodaikanal? This cozy cottage would be a great place for you and your loved ones! With three bedrooms, each with its own private bath, ti can comfortably accommodate up to six guests at a time. The cottage comes with all the comforts of home, including bath essentials, central heating, a washer, cable TV, and WiFi access. The rental also has a microwave and a refrigerator, so that you can heat and store your own food. You can also have meals prepared for you for an extra fee. If you are traveling by car, there is a parking space within the premises that you can use. However, getting to Kodaikanal lake without a car should not be a problem as the cottage is located just five minutes from it on foot.

Woodstock Cottage In The Hills, Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
49 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the exteriors and interiors are way better and more comfortable than described or shown in the pics
the house is beautiful well furnished and extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is well maintained clean and the bedrooms are very comfortable
the home is cosy clean well laid out and well maintained
Host:
the host and the caretaker were very good
excellent property marvellous arrangements great hospitality from the caretaker
care taker manohar hospitality and help is beyond words
mr manohar the caretaker is quite amazing also
the owner hari is very nice and accommodating
Location:
close to main markets yet located in a peaceful and scenic place
go here for a nice calm peaceful time away from the city
the place is located at 2 kms from kodaikanal lake and is serene and quiet
we didn’t eat out a single meal definitely a beautiful place to spend time closer to nature
the rooms and the place is better than what is shown in the picture
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6. Rustic cottage in Kodaikanal (from USD 63)

The rustic feel of this cottage in Kodaikanal is sure to charm anyone over! With two bedrooms and two baths, the cottage is best for a small group or family of up to four members. The cottage features a fully functional kitchen, where you and your guests are free to prepare your own meals. There is also a spacious patio where guests can soak in the morning sun and then enjoy the breathtaking view of the city in the evening. Guests can also lounge and watch some TV by the living area. Those who wish to get out and enjoy nature instead can take a stroll by the nearby lake.

Rustic, Charming, Quaint Cottage at Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
92 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful place tastefully decorated loaded with all amenities that would be needed for a happy & comfortable vacation
it is stocked with good music video cd’s and satellite television
a bathtub and a useful kitchen were the highlight of the stay for us
thoughtful room with plenty of stuff to keep u occupied
Cleanliness:
clean spacious and well maintained space
clean homely and extremely cozy
nicely decorated place and very clean
so clean and decorated in the most thoughtful way
the rooms and bathrooms are clean and exactly as pictured
Host:
the response and support by the host mr
friendly and courteous host and staff
this experience does not match up to a super host experience
narayanaswamy the estate manager is quite helpful too
raj was really a cool host who gives a quick response for a ping
Location:
the perfect location for a vacation
the location of the property is really good away from the crowd
nice and comfy place a little far from the main town
pros: the house is beautiful with a great location
the house is in a beautiful location and the house is designed in a thoughtful way
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7. Villa Petit (from USD 40)

With its old-style exteriors paired with its modern interiors, Villa Petit is a charming and very welcoming home in Kodaikanal. With three beds and a private bath, the villa can comfortably accommodate up to four guests at a time but is perfect for a couple and group or family of up to four members. There is also a small kitchenette where you can prepare simple meals. To keep yourself entertained during your stay, you can enjoy cable TV and WiFi at the villa. You can also take a fun day trip to the lake, which is just 2.5 km (8,202 feet) from the villa.

Villa Petit Kodai
Kodaikanal, TN, India
27 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and compact villa with great amenities
Cleanliness:
the place was sparkling clean and is very beautiful
it is a small cozy studio like villa which was kept very clean on arrival
plus the villa was ultra clean which was great
the house is perfect for three and it was really clean
the house is neat and clean ideal with all necessary essentials available
Host:
the care taker mr
williams is also helpful
williams is very helpful
willaim was an amazing host he took care of us every moment
williams was very helpful with every request we had
Location:
all places of interest is near by drive distance
this property is situated in an ideal location at kodaikanal away from the city center and yet close by
the location is scenic and the house is really comfortable
just go around for a walk and you will love it
you will need to climb a fair number of steps to get to the place
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8. Charming bungalow by the lake

Artsy and tastefully decorated, this charming bungalow-style home is not just Instagram-worthy but also a very convenient place to stay in Kodaikanal. The cottage has enough space to comfortably accommodate up to eight guests with its three bedrooms and three baths. The kitchen is spacious and comes with all the basic tools needed to prepare simple meals. You can prepare your own food, but there is also a full-time maid who can cook for you during your stay. For fun and leisure, you can enjoy cable TV in the house, or explore the nearby lake.

Amherst Cottage - by the Lake
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
25 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had an extremely comfortable stay in all aspects
Cleanliness:
food is excellent and the villa is very clean
Host:
the host zoheb and the manager subbu were really friendly and made sure that we were comfortable
excellent service and food from the caretakers
thank you subbu for being very responsive
the caretakers were much helpful to satisfy all our requests immediately
the cook was very helpful ever ready to make us hot pakodas and ginger tea
Location:
very neat and calm place right near the lake
beautiful cottage in a lovely location and enjoyed the fire place
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9. Modern and stylish home

This modern and stylish home is another accommodation in Kodaikanal that would be great for a large family or group traveling together. With four bedrooms, the home can comfortably sleep as many as 14 guests at a time! Guests can keep fresh and clean in the home’s four bathrooms, each stocked with towels and other bath essentials. The kitchen and dining areas are also quite spacious, so preparing and enjoying meals together should not be a problem. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are also available for your entertainment.

Cloudscape15
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
48 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
classy build and pretty nice views during morning breakfast and evening snacks
it has small bar section huge kitchen and sofa with philips woofer system was a surprise
you will find new movies original dvds for your bedroom tv which has a soundbar and tatasky too
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and food served was very tasty
the villa is very clean spacious and luxurious
the rooms and common spaces were clean comfortable and cosy
it was a great stay the place is super awesome clean spacious with all amenities
the place is clean and comfortable to stay and has beautiful views
Host:
amazing hosts had a wonderful stay
the care taker was not maintaining it properly
the host has some real classy taste
yogi the caretaker was wonderful and he make us hot water from the stove
thank you sanjay for being our host
Location:
sanjay's place is located in a beautiful location in kodaikanal
pretty close to all attractions
the location of the house is simply amazing
we definitely wish to come back again to sanjay's place
staying at sanjay's place was amazing experience right from booking the place until check out
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10. Private room in an exclusive residence

If a safe and hassle-free stay is your top priority, then a private room in this exclusive aparthotel would be ideal for you. Located within a gated community, you can be sure of your safety at all times. Each room in this aparthotel comes with an en-suite bathroom and a queen-size bed, which can comfortably sleep up to four guests at a time. The rooms also come with a good number of amenities, including bath essentials, cable TV, and WiFi. You will also have access to a washer and a free parking space within the premises, should you be traveling by car.

ZION Elite Residency
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
18 reviews
Room in aparthotel 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from room balcony is better than any other sight seeing places i visit in kodaikanal
views from the room are also good
the rooms have a very nice view
the view in two of the rooms were very great
the views from the rooms are good (only if you get a room facing the valley)
Cleanliness:
rooms were clean on arrival
rooms big and clean
the rooms are nice and clean
clean good spacious bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a common dining area
the place was spacious and super clean
Host:
the staff was very nice
the staff was very friendly and punctual
the caretaker was reachable and responsive
very friendly hotel staff will cook nice simple food and cook according to your needs
very good care taker well behaved soft spoken and very responsive
Location:
we all liked the place
calm and serene location
a great place to spend time with your family and friends
from austalia good place we enjoyed
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11. Lovely chalet with breathtaking views

On your next trip to Kodaikanal, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature at this chalet! With two beds and a private bath, this rustic chalet can accommodate up to three guests at a time but is best for a couple or solo adventurer. Since it’s located on an organic farm, you will enjoy a very refreshing environment and breathtaking views of the mountain – even from the comforts of your bed. You will also be provided with comforts like hot water, bath essentials, and extra linen. A complimentary breakfast is also served every morning, but you will have to pay extra for lunch and dinner. There is also a vegetarian restaurant just a 10-minute walk from the chalet, where you can enjoy delicious and healthy meals during your stay.

Sunrise Chalet. Cozy EcoHome In Nature Paradise
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
41 reviews
Dome house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is an apt place for anyone looking for a peaceful time in nature
as for the details of the accommodation the room was very nice
Host:
the staff is sweet and the host - alex makes sure you have everything
alex and his cats are the best hosts one could ask for
alex was very kind to visit us and he made sure we had a comfortable stay
great host in alex who is warm hospitable and helpful
although the owner wasn't there the caretaker sharanya was there to help us anytime
Location:
the place is truly peaceful quiet and located in beautiful surroundings
beautiful location but do be prepared for a lot of stairs if you have any mobility issues
alex has got a beautiful place at a serene location
good place to get peace but own food is recommended
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12. The Orchid

The Orchid is a spacious and beautiful villa surrounded by lush greenery. With four bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath, the villa can accommodate up to 10 guests at a time – perfect for a large gathering like a family reunion. The kitchen is well-equipped, and guests are free to prepare their own meals. However, it is worth noting that the use of the gas range comes with added fees. To keep guests entertained, cable TV is available at the house. There is also a game room filled with toys that kids can enjoy. Those who wish to explore the area can also check out the nearby lake, located just 3.5 km (2.17 mi) from the villa.

Adhithya Holidays (The Orchid)
19 reviews
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 10 Guests

Retreat to nature in Kodaikanal

There’s no better way to feel relaxed and rejuvenated than to get in touch with nature. With its stunning forests and bodies of water, Kodaikanal is just the place to be if you’re looking for a quiet retreat from the urban jungle. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful city, the Airbnb vacation rentals listed above are sure to make you feel completely stress-free during your stay.

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