Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Matheran, India - Updated 2024

Barry
Barry 
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Take a train from Mumbai that will chug diligently up the hill to the town of Matheran. This small commune is one of India’s most beautiful destinations, a hidden gem in the heart of the Indian state of Maharashtra. A breathtaking view takes you aback, once you arrive here, made up of mountains, waterfalls, and lush forests. This awe-inspiring landscape retains its appeal throughout the year. Matheran enjoys a mild climate, one that doesn’t get too hot or too cold. This quality makes it a perfect getaway destination with exciting things to do all year round.

Aside from natural beauty, it also boasts artificial beauty, in the form of historic architecture that dates back to the colonial period. Part of the town’s stunning architecture is the Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, a Hindu god. Interested in visiting Matheran? Read about these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Matheran, India.

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. h-century bungalow with a veranda (from USD 96)

If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, this 19th-century colonial bungalow offers the perfect combination of comfort and tranquility. You’ll enjoy the inviting atmosphere, with board games to enjoy with your family and friends. Upload beautiful vacation photos online using WiFi.

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast provided. The veranda offers a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. If you plan an extended vacation, you’ll be pleased to know that long-term stays are allowed. Ample parking is available with three free driveway parking spaces on the premises, so you won’t have to worry about finding a spot on the street.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
698 meters (0.5 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
36 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a big manor with huge rooms and all amenities
we had a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
yet very clean and hygienic
everything was super clean and comfortable
warm and cozy clean and well kept
the bungalow is nice and the room we stayed was neat and clean
Host:
the caretaker was also very nice and helpful
caretaker was really nice and attended to all our needs politely
the caretaker was present to welcome us and was always polite and courteous
the caretaker- santosh was attentive and very helpful
host family will take care of you as if you were a king
Location:
this is an ideal location if you are looking for a tranquil holiday
if you are looking to get away this is the perfect place
loved the vintage look and feel of this place quiet but close to the market
what an incredibly amazing place
it is a fantastic place to live in and have a nice break with your family and friends
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2. Charming villa with a terrace (from USD 108)

Have a great time in this charming villa, enjoying breathtaking mountain views from your front porch. Keep yourself energized with a delicious breakfast provided. There is a TV and sound system to keep you entertained while staying indoors. Keep in touch with loved ones using WiFi.

If you’re traveling with a little one, you’ll appreciate the travel crib, which ensures a comfortable stay for your baby. Enjoy a family barbecue with the grill or gather around the fire pit on cooler evenings. Take a moment to relax and unwind on the valley-facing swing, surrounded by the area’s natural beauty.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
1.01 km (0.7 mi) from Matheran Hill Station
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room location is great with beautiful view from the stay
Cleanliness:
the rooms are sufficient for two people with small attached toilet which are clean and well maintained
Host:
good staff and food was also great
the caretakers also are very helpful and good cooks
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3. Laxmi Hotel - Valley-view rooms (from USD 18)

Enjoy stunning views of the valley from this accommodation. Found near the market, a variety of restaurants and shops, this is a conveniently located place to stay. The rooms here are large and well decorated. There are two double beds in each, allowing for four guests to sleep in a room. Private bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms, offering a warm shower.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
428 meters (0.3 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
42 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view from the room itself
the view from our room was fabulous
the view from the room is breathtaking and the food is delicious
we also get a great valley view from the room
Cleanliness:
it is a very nice clean and quiet place
Host:
great hospitality by host
helpful and responsive host
both the place and the host are great
vishwal is a gentleman and hosts you very well taking care of all the comforts personally
vishwal the host is a decent and loving person he hosted us perfectly
Location:
this is very old property but well maintained located near valley very scenic location
wonderful location to stay in matheran
lovely shady park/playground nearby ideal for children
the best thing about vishwal’s place is that it’s very honest in terms of what they offer
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4. Kshitij Cottage (from USD 54)

Sitting in the heart of a lush forest is this cottage in Matheran. Just a few minutes’ walk from here is Sunrise View Point, where you’ll catch a fantastic view. This cottage has three private rooms. Each room has a large window with views of the forest outside. There are comfy double beds available, allowing the rooms to accommodate up to two guests each.

Private bathrooms are adjoined to the bedrooms, offering basic ablution facilities. Also available in each room is a flat-screen television.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
879 meters (0.6 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
19 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 6 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great and a clean place
the rooms are spacious enough and clean
the cottage is very neat and clean and well maintained
Host:
host rajendra takes great care of his guests
the owner stays nearby and was very helpful with everything
it's truly value for your money plus the food provided by the host was very good
also the owner is really very helpful with everything and the food he prepares is very tasty
Location:
ideal place for 8-9 people to stay
the place is nice and walkable from market
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5. Valley-view rooms (from USD 48)

Be awed by views of the valley from this fascinating rental. It is located atop a hill, overlooking the stunning landscape below. A few minutes from here is the town where you’ll find banking services, restaurants, and shopping outlets.

The rooms are spacious, holding two single beds. Also available are larger rooms, which hold three beds. Attached to the rooms are private bathrooms, ensuring guests have easy access to the ablution facilities. There is also a common lounge area, a place guests get to relax after a long day of exploration.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
452 meters (0.3 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
47 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it would be better if there was a geyser in bathroom
Host:
since the owner operates the place service is good too
the host is super friendly and highly gregarious
the host is very helpful and happy to help in any manner that he can
the host was very helpful and food served by them was great
the host vishwal is sweet and super helpful
Location:
the house is close to most of the central attractions in the area
vishwal's place is situated perfectly in matheran
this is is a great location at the end of the market at matheran
this is just the perfect place for a peaceful retreat
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6. Double room overlooking the valley (from USD 35)

This Airbnb in Matheran is found in a scenic location with excellent views of the valley. With an elevated position atop a hill, this accommodation offers a wonderful vantage point to enjoy the beauty of Matheran. A few minutes’ walk from here, you’ll get to the town, which has great shops and restaurants. The Matheran Market is also just a stone’s throw away.

This room is able to accommodate two guests. It has two single beds and a private bathroom attached, as well. Enjoy total comfort in this accommodation.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
344 meters (0.3 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
37 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good room with good facilities and a good scenic view
Host:
friendly host that was willing to help with any questions we had
mr vishwal mehta is a very good host and nice gentleman very quick in communication and response
Location:
very good locationwalking distance from station and marketold property but well maintained
amazingly quite and peaceful place you can feel that you are close to nature
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7. Standard heritage room (from USD 48)

A recently renovated boutique hotel, this accommodation stands on a 5-acre (2-hectare) piece of land. It’s surrounded by stunning scenery, offering a spectacular view to the hotel’s guests. The room is spacious, with two beds, a double and a single bed. There is also a private bathroom adjoining the room, with a rear door, allowing the hotel staff to clean it while ensuring the privacy of guests. Each room also has a flat screen television available. Outside, there is a swimming pool accessible to guests.

Stayed at this property?
Matheran, Maharashtra, India
895 meters (0.6 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
1 review   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
the staff were very helpful with the directions and gave information on places to explore around us
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8. Heritage Villa in green Matheran (from USD 60)

Perched on a 4-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land, this Airbnb villa in Matheran is surrounded by lush scenery that offers tranquility. Matheran Station is only a short walk from here and Charlotte Lake is also just a few minutes away. The house is over 100 years old and this is evident in its exterior. The interior, however, is renovated to modern standards.

The living area is a large space with tiled floors and white painted walls. The furniture is rustic, keeping up with the theme of the house. There are two spacious bedrooms, with three double beds in each. Bathrooms are adjoined to both rooms.

Stayed at this property?
Maharashtra, India
1.88 km (1.2 mi) from Matheran Hill Station
102 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good relaxationno wifi or mobile data inside the bungalow which can be looked as an improvement
the villa is quaint and the beds are extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
the bungalow is basic but comfortable and clean
very clean and close to most of the points in matheran
Host:
the care taker mr
the caretakers are warm and hospitality is great
special shout out to the caretakers for the amazing food and service
courteous staff well maintained house
nice hosts who serve lip smacking food
Location:
wonderful location in the middle of the woods
great location and amazing food
beautiful place in a very convenient location
a lovely property at a lovely location
walking is part of this hill station of vehicle free living
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9. White Villa - Karjat (from USD 239)

This bungalow on rent in Matheran sits in an expansive compound surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A river crosses right in front of the property, while the mountains offer a stunning backdrop. There are four ensuite bedrooms, two of which are found on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. Each room is stunning, offering luxury to the occupants. The upper rooms boast of an excellent view from the terraces.

The living area is a chic space, that’s well furnished with an elegant design. There is a large glass door, which leads out onto a terrace through the dining area. There is also a separate TV room, where two sofas and a flat screen television are found. The kitchen is a modern space, equipped with contemporary appliances. Also available to guests is a swimming pool.

Stayed at this property?
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5.35 km (3.4 mi) from Matheran Hill Station
75 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is small but decent for a splash and some fun
Host:
the staff are very helpful and friendly as well
helpful and friendly staff
the facilities were well-maintained and paul and the staff ensured we were well taken care of
the staff especially mahesh are very accommodative and always smiling
special thanks to bhushan (caretaker) for his quick response and fulfilling all our impromptu requirements :)
Location:
the grocery or a general store/supermarket are not a walk away so ensure that you're stocked up well
great place to go to during the monsoons
it is an amazing place to be with group of family / friends
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10. Matheran Bungalow

This bungalow is only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station, making it a highly accessible accommodation. A uniquely designed house, it has a typical Indian verandah, which ushers you into the house. The bungalow offers three rooms, each one having a double bed. The interior décor is modest yet appealing and the rooms are cozy and well furnished.

There’s a bathroom adjoined to each room and the verandah is a wonderful place to while away your time, as you enjoy the amazing scenery surrounding the rental.

Stayed at this property?

338 meters (0.3 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
46 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 8 Guests

11. Hermitage Villa

Found just five minutes from the Matheran market center, this private villa allows its guests to easily get around the locality. A double room is available in the villa, able to accommodate up to two guests. There is also a private bathroom attached to the room. Guests have access to the living room area, as well as the villa’s kitchen.

A barbecue and bonfire area is found outside the house in the expansive compound. Here, you and your friends can enjoy a lovely evening or afternoon.

Stayed at this property?

738 meters (0.5 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

12. Villa Hermitage

Just five minutes from the market is this vacation rental. There are three rooms available to guests here. Each room is modestly decorated with simple metallic beds. Private bathrooms are also accessible from each room. Two of these rooms have three single beds each, while the third room has two single beds.

Camping facilities are also offered for those who wish to spend their nights outside in tents. Also available is a space for a bonfire or outdoor party. This vacation rental is an affordable option for those traveling in a large group.

Stayed at this property?

641 meters (0.4 ft) from Matheran Hill Station
6 reviews  
Entire villa 9 Beds 9 Guests

Breathtaking Matheran

This small town is endowed with a breathtaking landscape, one of the best in India. As you take the train into Matheran, you’ll get to fully appreciate this view. And once you’re in the town, the serenity will embrace you. Take some time away from the big city life and commune with nature in this exquisite destination. Book a place to stay, today. For other options, family resorts and farmhouses for rent in Matheran are available as well.

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