Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Swanage, England - Updated 2022

airbnb Swanage, Great Britain

Swanage is a postcard-worthy coastal town in near proximity to Dorset, Bournemouth, and Weymouth. It has recently gained immense popularity amongst tourist who horde its sandy beaches during summers. There’s something here for everyone from outdoor activities, shopping, beach, castle, conservation areas, to a world heritage site. If Swanage is on your bucket list, then this article will help you plan your vacation on a budget. Let me take you through the best Airbnb’s in the area.

1. Guest wing - up to 4 guests, king and/or twin beds (from USD 118)

This is the perfect vacation home for a family of 4, it’s a private guest wing in an English countryside home with two bedrooms. One has a kingsize bed and other is a twin bedroom with two large beds that can be zipped into a super kingsize bed. Both the rooms are well-furnished and have a hairdryer, hot water bottle, TV & DVD player respectively. There’s also a private bathroom, breakfast room/office space, and a private south facing back garden with a paved patio.

The hosts offer complimentary continental breakfast along with a selection of games, maps, books, DVD’s, and local information leaflets. They have plenty of space in their driveway to park up to four cars and a garage for bikes.

Guest Wing B&B - 2 bedrooms 1 to 4 people Swanage
Swanage, United Kingdom
407 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having use of the patio garden and eating our breakfast outside
beds were super-comfy and breakfast with freshly-baked bread and croissants eagerly devoured
breakfast was fantastic with quality cereals muesli and natural yogurt
the weather was very cold however the rooms were centrally heated and we were always lovely and warm
the sun baked breakfast on the veranda were so perfect
it was spotlessly clean and so comfortable
beautifully clean and well equipped
a very comfortable self contained annex spotlessly clean with high quality fixtures and fittings
great big warm welcome and a really clean space to stay
it was friendly clean and homely
great hospitality from lovely hosts
hosts helpful and knowledgeable about the area
angela definitely deserves the 'super host' accolade
angela is a lovely host
angela and nick were the perfect hosts
the location is great and offers easy access to swanage
great location to swanage and hiking trails
a beautiful home a 10 minute walk from swanage
highly recommend this accommodation peaceful location short walk into swanage with some steep inclines
the neighborhood was quiet and the house is located in very nice area with good opportunities for walks
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2. Cosy & sunny self contained studio in Swanage (from USD 45)

This newly decorated, self-contained, lovely studio has its own private entrance and a garden that offers stunning views of the hills, Purbeck Ridgeway, and bay. It’s a merely 15-minute walk from the seafront/city center. The studio is brightly lit and has a bedroom, kitchenette, and a bathroom. Fold-up table and chairs are provided by the hosts so that you can dine in the bedroom. Car parking is on the road whereas there is covered storage for bikes etc.

This is a suitable property for couples, solo-travellers, and work stays.

Cosy, sunny, self contained studio in Swanage town
Swanage, United Kingdom
438 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast (and midnight snack) amenities were very welcome indeed
a charming self-contained accommodation with all the amenities for a pleasant and comfortable stay
there was pretty lighting in the garden along with a table and chairs solely for guest use
thoughtful decorations practical space and useful provision of breakfast bits
spotlessly clean coffee/tea & breakfast things provided
spotless and very clean
it was clean comfortable and peaceful
really nice - thank you very clean and comfortable
it was spotlessly clean and there were lovely artistic touches
the place was very clean and laid out thoughtfully
lovely host thanks so much
host is friendly and helpful
louise is very friendly and informative
garden was very pretty and louise is a great host
louise is an excellent host and has thought of everything
the location is within a few minutes walk of great restaurants & pubs
good location swanage is very nice
small cosy & well equipped good location only a short walk to the town
good location perfect for our walking weekend
we loved the location a short walk into town easy parking outside property
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3. Modern studio apartment (from USD 74)

This modern studio apartment is set in a Victorian house but is self-contained, has a secluded garden patio, separate entrance, and parking. There is space for an infant travel cot, otherwise, it is a two-person apartment. It is not readily suitable for disabled access. It is located directly on the Jurassic Coast, between Durlston Castle and Swanage town center. The apartment is spacious and has a super-king sized double bed, central heating, private bathroom, free WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The TV has free-sat channels and there’s also a DVD player with a selection of films.

The hosts are very welcoming, you can contact them and they will be able to tell you best things to do, best places to eat at, etc.

Modern studio apartment
Swanage, United Kingdom
361 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and courtyard were even better than we thought
flowers biscuits tea and coffee were left for our arrival and the bed was extremely comfortable
the apartment has everything you need with nice touches including fresh flowers and chocolate brownies on arrival
comfy bed that feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud
the weather wasn’t great which meant the amenities in the apartment were so important to us
sparkling clean as always
lovely clean and stylish apartment
very clean and a great stay
the flat was very clean and tidy
apartment was very clean and well equipped
great hosts and excellent accommodation
david is really a great host will definitely be staying again
he’s a wonderful host
david was a great host and gave us helpful tips for walks and pubs along the coast
the price was reasonable and the host was great
lovely location which is very close to the town
great location between town and country park
great location short walk into swanage
fabulous place in a gorgeous location
david's place was an ideal base from which we experienced a fantastic trip to swanage
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4. Apartment right in the heart of Swanage (from USD 172)

Right in the center of this lovely English seaside town of Swanage, this self-contained apartment is a real steal deal. It comes with two bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with twin beds. There is a sofa-bed in the living area that can be opened into a large double bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and a dining table for eight. It can comfortably accommodate 6 guests, so if you are travelling with friends or family this is the place to be!

The best restaurants, pubs, beaches, tourist sites, especially the glorious countryside is all a few minutes’ walk away from here. Choose from your favourite cuisine to eat out, indulge in water sports, explore the locals by cycling, visit Jurassic Coast for fossil hunting, take the steam train to Corfe Castle, or simply drive down to isolated beaches in the area or the bays of Warbarrow and Tyneham from here.

Right in the heart of Swanage
Swanage, United Kingdom
254 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so many amenities and amazingly comfortable beds
well equipped great private balcony modern bathroom & good shower
lovely 2 storey house with balcony and spacious living room
the house is fantastic incredibly comfy and lots of room to spread out
beds were very comfortable
clean and comfortable place to stay
very well appointed clean and comfortable apartment
spacious comfortable and very clean
great standard of bed linen towels and cleanliness
clean with everything we needed for our stay
host was helpful and very accommodating thank you sarah
sarah communicated promptly and clearly a great host
sarah is a great host and can't do enough to help you
a thoughtful host and more than happy to recommend
sarah was so helpful & accommodating with speedy responses to my many questions we will definitely return
great location central to everything
superb central location close to everything
the location is really great
great central location off street parking
fantastic location in the heart of swanage with a 1 minute walk to the beach
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5. Charming coastal apartment with garden (from USD 133)

This charming two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is located pretty close to the coast. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, whereas the other bedroom has a double bed and a triple bunk. The second bathroom is in the common area with a large double ended bath and separate spacious shower.

It can accommodate up to 5 people, it also has a bright and airy kitchen cum living room, and private garden. The living area has two sofas, a five-seater dining table, BT TV, DVD player & bookcase.

The apartment is fully furnished and well-equipped on the first floor of the house accessible via a staircase. Both the bedrooms offer spectacular countryside views over Swanage bay. This is a pet-friendly apartment. The welcome folder includes suggested walks around the town, as well as a wide variety of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Charming coastal apt with garden
Swanage, United Kingdom
262 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stylish and airy apartment with all necessary amenities for an enjoyable stay
excellent amenities in the apartment and a lovely lounge area
whole apartment well stocked with good quality furniture equipment and crockery etc
lovely sea views from the hill from bedrooms and bathrooms
the beds were comfortable and the space was light and stylish
stylish apartment beautifully clean and relaxing
very clean very stylish and very easy
lots of homely touches and spotlessly clean
everything was beautifully clean and it had everything we needed
the apartment was clean and had everything we needed
val is a wonderful host
lovely location to stay and host was very response to any questions we raised
val is a wonderful host and we would love to stay there again
she’s was a lovely host and i would come and stay again
host leaves plenty of clear information and is good to deal with
the location is excellent
the location is lovely
fantastic location and super easy arrival
comfortable apartment in a great location
great apartment in a fab location
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6. Victorian townhouse in town centre of Swanage

A beautiful Victorian house close to the city centre, park, and beach; this property has two bedrooms with a total 3 beds that can comfortably accommodate 4 guests. It is an ideal house for a family! Both the bedrooms are on the top floor with one shared bathroom. There’s another bathroom on the middle floor. The host lays out continental-style breakfast each morning so the kitchen can be accessed for breakfast only. Both the rooms have tea/coffee facilities.

The location makes for a very nice sea view from the bedroom window, while the seafront is a couple of minutes walk only. The railway station is also at a close distance so you can easily walk over to hop on the steam trains.

Victorian town house in town centre of Swanage
Swanage, England, United Kingdom
108 reviews
Private room in townhouse 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sea view room comfy bed and good shower
great room & no issues with sharing amenities
the room is very bright and have a scenic view nice bathroom with a powerful shower
nikki also provided tea and coffee in the room and the lovely breakfast she left each morning
fresh milk provided and tea and coffee making facilities in the room
nikki's place was clean and comfortable
the bathroom and bedroom are very clean
nice clean place with lovely hostess
comfortable clean and spacious room in an airy house
perfect for families clean and spacious and comfortable
the host was pleasant and informative
she is a lovely host and i enjoyed our chat in the morning
nikki was a great host and her kids are lovely
nikki was a wonderful host and even other guests were quite nice & thoughtful
lovely stay nikki is a wonderful host very caring
the location was amazing
really great central location and lovely house
perfectly central and amazing accomodation
perfectly located place just minutes from swanage sea front
nikki’s place is perfectly located right in the middle of lovely swanage
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7. Cozy flat in the heart of Swanage

Tucked away in the heart of Swanage, this cozy yet spacious apartment is best suited for two adults. It has high ceilings which adds an airy vibe to the place. Additionally, it has one double bedroom and a sofa-bed in the living room so it can accommodate up to four people. While this may not exactly be ideal for families, it is a perfect getaway for couples, friends, and work-stays!

The location of this apartment is a real steal. It is close to the award-winning beaches of Swanage, Jurassic Coast, Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle, and Durdle Door. This is a private property so you get complete privacy for the entire duration of your stay. You can also enjoy using unlimited WiFi, Smart TV, Books, Games, and the private decking area on days when you want to spend your day at leisure.

Cosy flat in the heart of Swanage
Swanage, England, United Kingdom
183 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable double bed and sofa bed
the flat is nicely equipped with cd player wifi tv and games etc
this is a lovely flat decorated to a high standard with a modern shower and fully equipped kitchen
super comfy sofa super comfy bed great shower in the bathroom
charming apartment with a nice kitchen and bathroom
very clean and cosy
exceptionally clean and well equipped flat
clean comfy and well equipped
very clean bright and tastefully decorated
flat was clean and very comfortable
helen is a great host
the owner is very responsive and helpful
helen was a great host who was easy to make contact with
helen was a great host and always there if we needed anything
helen was a great host and always very responsive to our messages
amazing location right in town
perfect location for a weekend away
the location of this apartment is amazing close to everything
great location in swanage for a weekend break for two
close to all the local places of interest
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8. Pet-friendly, garden studio space in family house

This private, self-contained studio is situated on the rear ground floor garden in a large private house on a hill above Swanage. The property overlooks the town and offers glorious views of the Swanage Bay, Purbeck Hills & Harry Rocks. The space is fully furnished with modern amenities in the bedroom, bathroom and a breakfast room. Please note that the breakfast room is not a fully functional kitchen but includes a fridge, toaster, microwave, even a washer & dryer.

The town can be reached by walking downhill via Drummond Road and can take approximately five minutes. The property is pet-friendly and the hosts themselves have one cat and two dogs. This is an ideal place if you like to spend some quality time in a homely environment apart from visiting tourist sites.

Dog-friendly, Garden Studio Space in Family House
291 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Guests

9. Rural retreat with stunning views on coast path

This lovely spacious room is artistically decorated and offers breathtaking views of the Swanage Bay & Purbeck hills. It is fully furnished and equipped with a super king size bed, fridge, toaster, kettle, dining table, sofa, and TV. While the bedroom is on the second floor, the private bathroom is on the first floor.

This is an ideal property for nature enthusiasts who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and looking for a modern house and natural beauty close to the world heritage site - Jurassic Coast.

There are two attractive gardens with garden furniture which you can also use for enjoying the afternoon sun. The hosts are friendly and have lots of recommendations to share in terms of places of interest, restaurants, and local area. The only issue that may arise is parking; it is recommended that you speak with the hosts prior to arrival to better understand the navigation. The lane outside the house has limited parking availability, so the hosts can help you park on their land nearby (30sec walk away).

Rural retreat with stunning views on coast path.
146 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. A cozy apartment by the sea

Merely 100 metres (0.06 miles) from the sandy beach, this cozy one bedroom apartment is on the second floor of the Victorian Villa at the North End of Swanage Bay. It offers outstanding views of the bay and is close to some of the best restaurants in town. The apartment has a bedroom, living room, bathroom, off-street parking for one car, a kitchenette, and a shared garden. Although the apartment is not too big, it can easily accommodate up to 3 guests as it has a sofa-bed in the living room. Unfortunately, the lease does not allow pets. Please note that this property is not suitable for disabled access.

A Cozy Apartment By The Sea
83 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests

Book a stay in Swanage, UK now!

Enjoy the stunning scenery and the pristine beaches at Swanage. With so many accommodations to choose from, you can easily find your ideal vacation rental on a budget. Go on and book a place today.

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