The 12 Best Airbnbs In Chennai, India

August 13, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Chennai, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Chennai and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Exclusive Beach Villa At ECR, Chennai

16 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Hugging the beach throughout its length, the East Coast Road where this villa is located, is a treasure trove of experiences. The spacious living room, bedrooms overlooking the Bay of Bengal and infinity pool make this an ideal setting for a family reunion or an intimate celebration. It's a short walk to the beach, perfect for sunbathing or just taking Instagram worthy shots of #chennaisunsets.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This is an Exotic Beach House, First property on the beach having fantastic sea views from The Living, Dining & from the Bedrooms. The 1st floor is having Living room merged with Swimming pool deck & an infinity pool with sea view. The kitchen is having facilities like Washing Machine, Dish Washer etc. This is a fantastic holiday home.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | High chair | Elevator

Guest Reviews

“Location and view of the ocean is superb. The in-house caretaker is a wonderful cook and looks after you with genuine Passion” – Vinay
“The location is simply outstanding with infinite views of the sea” – Vinay
“Great house, great hospitality by caretaker cum chef, great location…tough to get better properties than this” – Deepak
“Lovely place …… beautiful view….. very helpful staff……” – Chriset
“Very comfortable and clean throughout. Loved the thoughtful amenities”- Priya

#2 Luxury Apartment on Chamiers Road

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

The South Indian Swing called oonjal is the main centrepiece in this luxury 3 bedroom apartment, so if you are looking for a unique feature in our Airbnb search, this is the one for you. The famous Boat Club Roads is a wonderful area for morning walks plus being in the heart of South Chennai makes it easy for guests to visit many ancient Hindu temples.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Spacious, fully furnished family home in a prime city location (walk to Boat Club Road! ) 3 bed/3 baths, private balconies, a breakfast nook attached to the kitchen, and fully functioning amenities for a comfortable stay. Granite countertops, hardwood cabinets and imported fixtures/appliances throughout. 24 Hour Security on-site.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Elevator | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Chan’s space is beautiful, very tastefully done up and spacious. We are a family of 2 adults and 1 child, with visiting parents. We had a great stay.” – Archana
“This is a great space in a great location in Chennai. We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 2 senior citizens and 1 child).” – Archana
“Chaks place is in a most convenient area with everything you could ask for . The area is great for morning walks . The Chamiers cafe next door is a treat .” – Geetha
“Great Location ! Very Spacious and has all amenities . Would definitely come back when I am in Chennai next time .” – Rajesh Kumar
“Chak was excellent to deal with. The few issues we had (not his fault) were dealt with very fast. The apartment is very spacious and clean.” – Tiziana

#3 Villa Moya – Beach House With Pool

14 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Spotless and spacious, this villa is perfect for a cousins' getaway. All 14 of you can comfortably fit in this villa, as it has enough beds for everyone. But who has time to sleep when you've got so much to do? The pool is great to cool down, board games for everyone plus wifi to Snapchat your experience. There's also plenty of budget buffets to explore.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“A gorgeous and spacious fully exclusive 4 bedroom villa with its own private pool and in-house entertainment like board games, ideal for both families and groups of friends alike! Located just 250m away from the beach, our home is the perfect place to treat yourself to a memorable vacation!”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | Children’s books and toys | Game console | Pool

Guest Reviews

“The house is easily reachable and is at an amazing location. The property is lavish and kept in style with everything in place. The pool is also perfect in size.” – Shraddha
“One of the best places I have ever stayed at. The place was beautiful and clean. Mr Suhaib was a very good host and Mr.” – Roshan
“We loved the house. It was clean, spacious, and had beautiful outdoor spaces. We had a great time watching all the different bird species flutter about in the skies around the home.” – Hilary
“Had a wonderful stay, Suhaib was very responsive and took good care of us. We had a very good stay. Will be happy to visit the place again.” – Vinod
“Place was okay . Wifi connection , electronics , privacy needs improvement .” – Manu

#4 Coastal Hideout

10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

A pool to cool off in the Indian summer, king and queen-sized beds, high-speed internet, a private terrace overlooking the Chennai skyline plus a room for board games and activities, this four-bedroom hideout is outfitted for families or friends looking for a space to spend quality time together. Chill, eat, swim, talk and reminisce the good old school days or family memories while snacking on some local papads and chutneys.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“With a distinctive exterior and plush interiors, Coastal Hideout is one of Chennai’s finest. The living room is stylish, with a wall full of art, while the lovely pool has a small fall as well as mini fountains. The topmost room also has a balcony for you to enjoy fresh air from the sea. Offering some great sea views, the gazebo on the terrace is also the perfect place to unwind with some games like Jenga and Uno!”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Essentials | Air conditioning | Hot water | Pool | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Breakfast | Stove | Microwave | Refrigerator

#5 Ithaka Villa

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $262 per night, airbnb.com

A relatively new property sits just 2km away from the beach of the Bay of Bengal. With three rooms, a beautiful and spacious garden not to mention a hot tub, this property is an inviting space for a family of 8 to spend a city-escapade in Chennai. If you love curiosities and objet d'art, make sure to check out the Kashmir Art Palace located on Mount Road, an 80-year old shop selling curiosities from the British colonial era.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“A Villa set in perfect tranquility and yet close to the City of Chennai and located in a very idealistic spot on East Coast Road. Closer to Beach and closer to major Tourist Attractions in East Coast Road. Garden Spaces all round, well set sitout terraces, Deck Area near Lawn for Outdoor Dining, Well furnished Interiors, Conference Rooms, Double Height Foyer cum Living spaces, Plush Dining and well equipped kitchen all put together this is an ideal place for family get together in weekends.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Prasana's property was huge and as promised in the pictures. The place was well furnished/decorated and had all the amenities promised. The location is easily approachable and convenient.” – Anusha

#6 Family Friendly Villa With a Pool

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Dig into a hot plate of dosa and wash it down with chai from one of the many authentic restaurants surrounding this 2-bedroom home. You'll have a housekeeper coming in to clean daily, ensuring you have a fresh and clean house to come to after your excursions. This centrally located home is close to many landmarks, one of them being the Dakshinachitra Heritage Village, which is the perfect place to go if you want to explore South Indian heritage and culture.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled between the Bay of Bengal & Buckingham Canal is our Bungalow free of noise & pollution. Close by are-Dizzy World Amusement Park,Mayajaal and PVR Cinemas, Cholamandal Artists Gallery Art collection. Dakshinachitra Heritage Village, Muttukadu for boating, Kovalong beach for surfing, Thiruvidanthai Temple, Crocodile Bank, Night safari Sundays ( ROMULUS WHITAKER)Mahabalipuram 7th Century carved RathasAuroville Ashram Temple & Pondicherry “

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Beach essentials | Hot water | Pocket wifi

Guest Reviews

“Amritaji's house is charming, sparkling clean. All the spaces were spotless. There was so much charm and style.” – Meenakshi
“I would recommend this place for weekend get away with kids” – Rtn Ram
“Wonderful stay and the antique interiors were great” – Ramyaa
“Bhalla Villa is a beautiful place that helps you get away from the crazy city life. The pictures don't do justice to the beauty of the place. If you are from Chennai and just want to chill – the host helps to make lovely home cooked fresh food.” – Craig
“Very stylish house. Well maintained and kept.” – Ramesh

#7 Arcadio House, Luxury & Elegance by the Seacoast

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking for a guesthouse to host your wedding guests, this might just be that listing. It's a 3-bedroom home that comes with a beautiful swimming pool and it's surrounded by tropical coconut trees, ensuring privacy and serenity in the heart of busy Chennai. The 6 bathrooms are a blessing for a wedding party – no need to squabble over who gets to shower first. Everyone can get dressed and ready in time for the wedding.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“One of the most lavish villas in Chennai, East coast road, ARCADIO House is filled with luxuries and delights for the guests who stay here. A stunning panorama of the bay of Bengal, along with all the extricate luxuries of an exquisite Bungalow, within 20 minutes distance of the city, coupled with all the unmatchable magnificence and comfort of a luxury Villa in a gated community with round the clock security.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Air conditioning | Hot water | Gym | Pool | Free parking on premises | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Very nice place. Imtiyaz is super helpful and the caretaker was very good. Private place and good pool” – Iype
“The Best villa in ECR. Don't carry anything. U have all u need in the house” – Faraz
“Beautiful property near the beach. Rooms are very nice. Pool is great!” – Junaid
“I stayed here while preparing for a job in Chennai, I wanted something more peaceful than my previous visits yet still close to work. The house is very nice and well laid out for larger families to enjoy also.” – Shawn
“Our family stayed at Imtiaz's house for a short holiday and really enjoyed our time. The place is spacious and Imtiaz and his staff were wonderful. Our family from out of time had a great time and we are looking to come back soon.” – Phuong

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#8 Pent8House with a Sunset View

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Located in Kilpauk, Chennai, this 3-bedroom penthouse offers a nice place to chill, have some coffee, or some cold beers at its rooftop private balcony. It's the perfect place to come home too after a long day at work, which makes it ideal as a work/home location or for a long-stay if you are in Chennai for business.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Pent8house is located in Kilpauk only a few kilometres from the heart of the city (nugambakam). It is easily accessible from the airport and bus stand (koyambedu) by the newly launched metro (nearest station name: KMC only 1. 5kms away) and the Central Railway station is only five kilometres away. There are plenty of supermarkets and restaurants nearby.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Single level home

Guest Reviews

“Good place for a short weekend. Have all amenities to make it comfortable”- Ajay
“Great place with a beautiful view. Easy commute to various nearby locations.” – Sejal
“it was a spacious comfortable stay. felt very comfortable . thank you.” – Yeshwanth Kumar
“The host was very responsive to our queries and aided with quick resolutions.” – Jerald Infant
“Decent place with good amenities. Good for price” – Kami

#9 Seaside Getaway – East Coast Road, Kovalam

10 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking to catch the beautiful sunsets of Chennai, this home is suitable as it is ideally located on the stretch of land that has The Great Salt Lake on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other. This home has a huge garden plus an empty space perfect for events, gatherings, and activities such a yoga sessions for 10 people, a Mehendi event, or a birthday party. The added bonus of this space is the sea breeze setting with the sunset that cools the city after every hot day.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This exquisitely designed beach house is 50m from the shores of the Bay of Bengal and has a private entry to the beach. With an unique design, a huge, immaculately maintained garden this versatile house is ideal for functions such as Mehendhi, Sangeeth, Photo / Video Shoots, Yoga Retreats, Dinner Parties. “

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Pocket wifi | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Microwave | Stove

Guest Reviews

“It’s a lovely place with proximity to the beach. Well maintained. Ideal for a quick quiet getaway.” – Bindu
“Very clean house. The caretaker helped in a smooth check in process. The house is exactly like the pictures and access to the beach is so convenient.” – Rosh
“Overall a very nice place to spend some quiet time. Pros: House is very imaginatively designed. Looks really good.” – Shamik
“Sparkling clean! Close to beach! Great host!” – Samuel
“Girija really made this an easy stay, even coming from the US. The house itself is just as described and is a very short walk to the beach and dining. I would happily stay here again.” – Kent

#10 The Pine Homes – Chalet Uthandi Beach ECR

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

Known as the first Chalet in Chennai, it's a truly unique stay in the city with 2 bedrooms and a distinctive gable roof. This chalet also comes with a beautiful pool with a water cascade feature and a deck, which can be accessed from the bedroom. The entire home is built with timber elements, from the wooden floors to the furniture. It's no wonder that this chalet is named The Pines home as it offers a cabin-like vibe in the city.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Pine Homes – Chalet brings you a perfect getaway with it's new wooden home nestled in a perfect calm neighborhood, 50 mts away from the Ocean. Besides it has a beautiful swimming pool with decking and sit out. The Chalet has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a kitchenette is also provided. Drop in to enjoy the cozy and luxurious Chennai's first wooden guest house at affordable prices.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Essentials | Air conditioning | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Pool | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Stove | Oven

Guest Reviews

“A great place that is unique and just nice for couples , strongly recommend it” – Naveen
“A stylish, cozy, sparkling clean place with a lovely swimming pool and a gracious host.” – Meenakshi
“Great place and a perfect chalet vibe. Would recommend this place!” – Muhammadh
“Munawer’s place was every bit cosy , private and exceptionally stylish we expected it to be. We thoroughly enjoyed our reunion and we made lots of memories at his place. Lot of people were quite surprised to know that this was in chennai.” – Divya
“Very nice place for family and couples.” – Premnath

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#11 Aquamarine Seaside Villa with Swimming Pool

16 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $300 per night, airbnb.com

For absolute privacy, this 4-bedroom villa is situated in a gated community with private beach access to the beautiful Coromandel Coast. A large and breezy home, it's an ideal setting as a staycation for a family get-together. It's an ideal place to stay in, especially if you want to try as many water sport activities provided at the Covelong's Water Sports School from Sailing, Wind and Board surfing, Kayaking, ATVs, Buggies, cycling, and more.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern Villa, tasteful decor. Nestled in Venkateswara Gardens, a premier gated community on the scenic ECR between Chennai & Mahabalipuram, opp Mayajaal. Right on the gorgeous, almost private beach at the beautiful Coromandel Coast. Well-maintained swimming pool.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Cable TV | Washer | TV | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Very comfortable place for family to stay in. Had all amenities to cook and the pool is great” Anisha
“Well kept. Clean linen. Modern amenities.” – Prakash
“Excellent property. Well maintained. Very accommodating host. Definitely coming back” – Gaurang
“Excellent home with very well done interiors and good bathrooms and amenities. An excellent way to destress along with family and friends having fun socialising and also enjoying the benefits of hydrotherapy.” – Gopi
“Absolutely loved this place. The location is perfect. The rooms are clean, comfy and well appointed.” – Malik

#12 Tranquil Home At Muthukadu, Coral Spring

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

For travellers looking for something more than a hotel, this 2-bedroom apartment situated on the east coast road lined by Chennai's coastal beaches would be a perfect location. There's free parking on the premise, ideal if you come with a car and all the amenities and comforts you' need for a comfortable stay. If cooking is not on your agenda, walk to the Mutukadu Boat House offers a good selection of local delicacies to try.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Saga coral spring come with equipped kitchen and modern amenities It's situated at East Coast Road (ECR) the cultural heritage and entertainment hub of Chennai. “

Amenities

Iron | Essentials | Air conditioning | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Cooking basics | Refrigerator | Stove | Dishes and silverware | Microwave | Private entrance

Guest Reviews

“Clean, comfrotable, pleasant stay. Had everything in need. ” Basma
“Had a pleasant stay! The host has got all the amenities in the place, just pack your clothes and book this place if you’re looking for a place to chill. :)” – Kaushik
“A comfortable and superb place to enjoy weekends with our friends & Value for money.” – Kumar
“Was a good time to stay here. Comfortable and clean”- Amyra
“Great time, facilities are good and nice equipment”- Kannan

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