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Where To Stay In The Cameron Highlands: 12 Great Airbnb Rentals - Updated 2019

Updated Jul 04, 2019

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 best Airbnb vacation rentals in the Cameron Highlands!

1. Convenient and affordable stay in Tanah Rata (from USD 36)

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 (D)
Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
178 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

2. Chic Malaysian homestay (from USD 45)

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!

Do Chic In B&B-Amazing Mountain SunsetViewRoom J13
Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia
16 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

3. Comfortable and central group getaway (from USD 44)

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!

Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia
92 reviews
Entire condominium 6 beds 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

4. Rustic nature retreat (from USD 51)

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!

THE WOODZ x VINTAGE Homestay @ Cameron Highlands
Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
81 reviews
Entire apartment 6 beds 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

5. Cozy and stylish apartment (from USD 41)

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!

CAMERON WARMER near Night Market ‖ 温馨金马伦
Cameron Highland, Pahang, Malaysia
207 reviews
Entire apartment 5 beds 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

6. Perfect garden for an intimate barbeque (from USD 109)

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!

A Home Away From Home (bbq, steamboat and wifi)
Ringlet, Pahang, Malaysia
79 reviews
Entire house 4 beds 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

7. Modern living in a repurposed factory (from USD 79)

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!

Cute Rustic 4bdr house with Garden
Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
362 reviews
Entire bungalow 10 beds 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

8. Contemporary Spanish revival style terrace (from USD 109)

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.

Casa Highlands cozy 4BD in the heart of Brinchang
Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
97 reviews
Entire house 12 beds 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

9. Love Come Home in the Cameron Highlands (from USD 48)

Love Come Home is managed by a superhost. It sleeps six guests and has two bedrooms. The cozy and comfortable apartment has a stunning view of the forested area of the highlands. With a living room, two bathrooms, and a balcony, you will certainly have a comfortable stay. The unit comes with television, WiFi, all the cooking equipment you need, as well as free car parking. While bottled water, snacks and toiletries come with the booking, there’s a night market right there as well. Furthermore, there’s a convenience store situated a stone’s throw away, and you are residing just a short drive away from local attractions. Note that the premises is not pet-friendly and no smoking is allowed.

Love Come [email protected] Cameron Highland Night Market
Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
151 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

10. A little colonial home by the farm (from USD 73)

Double Pine @ Kea Farm sleeps up to eight guests in three bedrooms, and guests share the two bathrooms available. Set in a forested area, this accommodation really has a lovely rural feel to it - away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has a nice open plan design and a big balcony where you could enjoy your breakfast or an afternoon refreshment. There is no kitchen available for you to cook meals, but the accommodation comes with a fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, and water filter. Simple steamboat equipment and utensils are provided as well. Your host has a housekeeper to assist with any inquiries. Guests do need to bring along their own towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal toilet articles. Do note that the unit does have an iron, television, WiFi connectivity and free parking.

Double [email protected] Kea Farm
Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
112 reviews
Entire apartment 5 beds 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

11. Traditional Japanese inspired rental

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!

12. Luxurious bungalow for a large family

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.

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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