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Where To Stay In The Cameron Highlands: 10 Great Airbnb Rentals

Ihsan
Updated Mar 27, 2018

Known for its cooling hilltop climate (temps barely rise above 30°C/80F here) and a variety of eco-conscious attractions, why not have a retreat from Malaysia’s sweltering heat at the Cameron Highlands! Giving you some peace and serenity from the hectic (and often heavily polluted) cityscape, the Cameron Highlands has fresh mountain air along with many nature-based activities: visiting hillside tea plantations, strawberry picking at agricultural farms, and also hiking on some of Malaysia’s best hiking trails! With its expansive land (roughly the size of Singapore) there’s much to explore and admire, from ornamental temples, beautiful resorts and garden bungalows. Or just have a relaxing cup of tea while admiring the endless horizon of rolling hills and untouched forests.

To ensure you the best comfort and convenience during your stay, here are the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in the Cameron Highlands!

1. Convenient and affordable stay in Tanah Rata (40 USD)

Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect to live in comfort. Luckily, this Airbnb is both comfortable and budget friendly! Located strategically in Tanah Rata, you’ll be within walking distance of a lot of Cameron Highland’s attractions. With a great view of the green hills from your balcony, this is the perfect place for you to enjoy your cup of tea while catching up on your reading, after a long day out! Tiring yourself after a day in the hills – hiking, visiting farms, or just walking to enjoy the cooling hill breeze – the cosy quarters of this rental is not only pleasing to your eyes with its warm colours, but also provides you with comforts such as a sizable queen bed, TV and Wi-Fi.

Nova Highlands Resort and Residence

Address: Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 40 USD

Number of Guests: 2 Guests

2. Chic Malaysian homestay (44 USD)

Perfect if you’re travelling as a trio, hosts Jaycee and Jezzica will give you a true Malaysian-Chinese homestay in their humble home! Making you feel at home, you will be waking up to the smell of the provided daily breakfast they serve! They also have the option to add dinners on request. With two Traveller’s Choice awards from Tripadvisor, you can be rest assured you’ll get bang for your hard-earned buck at this lovely homestay!

Address: Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 44 USD

Number of Guests: 3 Guests

3. Comfortable and central group getaway (50 USD)

Great for a big family getaway for an affordable price of 52 USD a night, this Airbnb provides both comfort and convenience and is located centrally between Tanah Rata and Brinchang (two main hubs in the Cameron Highlands). Having minimalist styled interior décor, with two bedrooms housing a queen bed, a single bed and two bunk beds, you can easily sleep a family of seven here. And with Wi-Fi, everyone can stay connected to the net with ease!

Address: Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 50 USD

Number of Guests: 7 Guests

4. Rustic nature retreat (55 USD)

The ideal place if you’re all about enjoying nature while keeping up with your fit lifestyle, this Airbnb is close to Golden Hills Park and Lake Promenade, where you can enjoy strolls in the tree-lined park or jog on one of their natural jungle jogging trails! Bringing the style of the jungle into their living space, the interior of this retreat is warmly decorated with rustic wooden furniture and even a wooden feature wall. With three bedrooms and six beds, this place is great if you’re planning a group fitness retreat on the hill!

Address: Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 55 USD

Number of Guests: 8 Guests

5. Cozy and stylish apartment (67 USD)

Perfect to host your next friend retreat, you’ll not only be living in comfort but also in style, with their impeccable choice of warm furniture, soft furnishings and comfortable colour palette! Offering two bedrooms, housing a queen bed and two cosy bunk beds, this is definitely a bargain for the offer price of 67 USD per night, for six guests. Ensuring a comfortable stay, this apartment comes with a fridge, a water purifier, a centralized water heater, and also a USB hard drive with all the latest movies, if you decide to have a movie night with your friends!

Address: Cameron Highland, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 67 USD

Number of Guests: 6 Guests

6. Perfect garden for an intimate barbeque (70 USD)

Travelling with a party of 10 or more? This Airbnb is perfect for a big gathering! A large corner double-story house, the large space can comfortably sleep a group of 15 in its four bedrooms, complete with a king bed and three queen beds and four floor mattresses. With a beautiful large garden complete with a bacolla (a traditional gazebo), you can host an intimate barbeque or steamboat party with your friends in the cooling mountain air!

Address: Ringlet, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 70 USD

Number of Guests: 15 Guests

7. Modern living in a repurposed factory (80 USD)

Perfect for people who are looking for a more laid back and different kind of staycation, this Airbnb is actually a home built within an old factory, surrounded by natural forest. This rental is eye-catching with its industrial-themed interior, while also providing you comfort with their wide living space and four bedrooms with queen and single beds. You’ll have the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, with a fridge and a cooker, while the piped water of the house is filtered natural spring water from the mountain. Don’t worry, it’s safe to drink and is very good for the skin!

Address: Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 80 USD

Number of Guests: 14 Guests

8. Traditional Japanese inspired rental (81 USD)

Taking inspiration from Japan, this Airbnb will transport you to another country with its traditional Japanese style setting. Promising a comfortable quiet getaway from city life, this rental has everything you need for a comfortable stay, which includes a full kitchen with a fridge, microwave and induction cooktop, while also having modern day comforts such a TV with HDMI connection for you to plug in your favourite movie from your laptop!

Address: Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 81 USD

Number of Guests: 6 Guests

9. Contemporary Spanish revival style terrace (134 USD)

This beautiful two-storey terrace house is a great place to host a big family of up to 16 people! You’ll find the home is tastefully decorated with a mixed interior of modern and Spanish revival elements. Located at the center of Brinchang, it’s within close proximity to restaurants, grocery stores and Cameron’s attractions. Cozy, convenient and practical, this house comes with four bedrooms and three attached bathrooms while it’s large living area has Wi-Fi and a widescreen TV. Saving you some cash to feed your big family, you’ll also have the luxury of it’s fully equipped kitchen that has a fridge, two burners, a microwave, coffee maker and filtered water on tap, as well as all the kitchen and serving utensils you’ll need for your stay.

Address: Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 134 USD

Number of Guests: 16 Guests

10. Luxurious bungalow for a large family (137 USD)

This luxurious bungalow has everything you need for a spectacular week long getaway with your loved ones! Ideal for a large family, the 2700 sf (251 sqm) space includes four large ensuite bedrooms, two large balconies, a living room, an entertainment room and an outdoor barbeque and steamboat area. Being just a two-minute drive from Tanah Rata and a 10-minute drive from Brinchang, this Airbnb is a great bargain for only 137 USD a night, for up to 16 Guests.

Address: Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: From 137 USD

Number of Guests: 16 Guests

A spectacle for the senses

There is no better place than the Cameron Highlands for those who are just dying for a short weekend or weeklong getaway! Along with the eco-attractions, and these 10 beautiful Airbnb’s, you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in nature, breathing the crisp, fresh air and hiking through lush, green forest trails. From having tea with magnificent views of the hills to watching the rolling mist blanket the land at dusk or listening to the relaxing orchestra of critters while you fall asleep, the Cameron Highlands will give you a spectacle for all your senses, and a well-deserved getaway in nature.

This article was originally published on Mar 29, 2017

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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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