Planning a trip to Whitby England and searching for the best holiday cottages in Whitby? Well, look no further. I’ve put together the ultimate Whitby Airbnb accommodation guide that is suited to every type of traveler and is guaranteed to help you find the perfect place to stay for your upcoming getaway!
Whitby is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a holiday in Yorkshire.
Steeped in history, there are plenty of visitor attractions that are connected to the town’s fascinating past, such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer’s life in the port town.
Other things to do in Whitby include visiting the Dracula Experience on the seafront, and climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, where you can explore the beautiful ruins which tower over Whitby town.
There are also plenty of picturesque towns and villages nearby such as Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes, Sandsend and Runswick Bay, and three miles of unspoilt beaches just a stone’s throw away from the town centre of Whitby.
There are also plenty of hikings options nearby including walking in the North York Moors National Park, or the cliff top walks along the Cleveland Way.
But first you’ll need somewhere to stay, so I’ve compiled the ultimate list of the 8 Best Airbnbs in Whitby.
From cosy traditional cottages to harbourside apartments, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Whitby Airbnb for you!
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Quick Lowdown of the Best Airbnbs in Whitby
Heading to Whitby and the North York Moors National Park and need an expert accommodation recommendation?
My Quick Top 4 Best Airbnb Cottages at Whitby makes choosing your dream stay a breeze.
Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family break or a budget weekend, check out my shortlist below.
- Most Romantic Airbnb in Whitby – The Penthouse At Hudsons Yard House
- Best Whitby Airbnb for Families – No.3 Sandside
- Best Budget Holiday Cottages Whitby – Bumble Bee Studio Apartment
- Best Airbnb Whitby Dog Friendly – Town centre apartment with south facing terrace
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Keep reading for more details, and check out 4 more amazing Whitby Airbnbs.
Map of Where to Stay in Whitby England
Picking where to base yourself can be tough as there are so many beautiful places in Whitby to explore.
However, if you are driving or renting a car, it’s easy to visit a handful of areas near Whitby on just a short trip.
However if you stay a week you’ll be able to discover much more of the region such as the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire coast.
Most Romantic Airbnb in Whitby – The Penthouse At Hudsons Yard House
Price: From £83 per night
The Penthouse At Hudsons Yard House – Cottage rental Whitby Yorkshire
This luxury penthouse apartment is situated in the heart of Whitby. With natural light, wooden beams, and a large floor to ceiling window, this apartment has plenty of features that make it the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a solo adventure on the Yorkshire coast.
Guest review: “Great apartment, clean, modern and spacious. Great views of Whitby through bedroom window and living/kitchen skylights. Stocked with everything you need in the kitchenette including tea coffee sugar milk, extra toilet & kitchen roll, cleaning stuff, everything you would need.
Good location, easy walk to bars, restaurants, shops. Plenty of areas where you could park with the provided permit for free. As it is on the 4th floor there is quite a few windy stairs to go up to reach your apartment but these are worth it for the views. Would 100% stay here again and recommend to friends & family.” – Chloe, September 2020
Best Airbnb Whitby Dog Friendly – Town centre apartment with south facing terrace
Price: From £99 per night
Town centre apartment with south facing terrace – Holiday cottages near Whitby Yorkshire
This ground floor one bedroom apartment is part of a period home, and has been tastefully decorated. There is a south facing balcony which overlooks the rooftops of Whitby.
There are plenty of small extras such as a thoughtful welcome pack including biscuits from the local baker, fresh bread, cereals and local handmade soup.
Guest review: “You could not be more in the centre of Whitby if you tried! Nestled on the hill and away from the road this peaceful apartment looks down over Whitby and its busy harbour. Wonderful and quirky decor, in a bright and airy space, this place is perfect for two with a four legged friend with easy access to walks, beaches, pubs and food.
Provision of breakfast materials allows you to start your day well and every required mod-con is available! The balcony overlooking the harbour is ideal for waking up or winding down! Don’t be put of by parking, we had no issues finding spaces both for dropping off and long stay with the provided permits. All in all an ideal location made better by a fantastic apartment.” – Anthony, October 2020
Best Located Whitby Holiday Cottages Airbnb – Fisherman’s cottage
Price: From £85 per night
Fisherman’s cottage in the heart of old Whitby – Air bnb Whitby holiday cottages UK
This charming and cosy cottage is perfectly located in the heart of Whitby near the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey.
Close to the beach, the harbour and the shops in town, this is a great location for a romantic break on the Yorkshire Coast.
Guest review: “The cottage is perfect and is in a great location near everything you need. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay as it had everything we needed and more! Dave and Katie are quick to reply to any questions. Wonderful trip!” – Jessica, October 2020
Most Quaint Airbnb Whitby Cottages – Jet Cottage
Price: From £86 per night
Jet Cottage – Holiday cottages to rent in Whitby town centre
This charming two bedroom cottage is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Whitby, but is still within walking distance of all the main attractions.
Split over three levels, there is plenty of space to enjoy your privacy as well as come together as a family.
Guest review: “We absolutely love Jet Cottage, cannot recommend enough! Fantastic location, but also nice and quiet. Bedrooms both so lovely and beds really comfy, always a bonus!!” – Felicity, August 2020
Best Located Holiday Cottages in Whitby – Central apartment in the seaside town of Whitby
Price: From £73 per night
Central apartment in the seaside town of Whitby – Accommodation in Whitby England
Situated only two minutes walk away from the cliff tops of Whitby, this apartment is perfect for exploring the seaside town of Whitby.
With a double bedroom and sofa bed this central apartment can sleep four making it one of the most affordable places to stay in Whitby.
Guest review: “An outstanding flat in a perfect location to get about and visit Whitby! Lovely and cosey with everything we needed Would highly recommend and will definitely be staying here again! Ryan is very informative and always quick to reply when we needed! Check in was effortless and everything was spotless and easily accessible!” – Heather, October 2020
Best Harbourside Airbnb Whitby UK – The Folly, harbourside in Whitby
Price: From £158 per night
The Folly, harbourside in Whitby – Cottages to rent in Whitby dog friendly
This stunning waterside cottage has recently been refurbished and has a beautiful balcony overlooking Whitby harbour.
The layout of the bedrooms means this cottage rental would suit a couple with a child as the single bedroom is only accessible via the master bedroom.
Guest review: “The folly is beautiful & quaint. The window seat onto the balcony was everyone’s favorite place to sit. I would highly recommend.” – Samantha, August 2020
Best Airbnbs Whitby Cottage for Families – No.3 Sandside
Location: Whitby Beach
Price: From £101 per night
No.3 Sandside – Holiday cottages in Whitby town centre by the beach
This Whitby beachfront property has unrivalled views across the bay. It has two bedrooms, and is just a few moments from the famous 199 steps.
Furnished with a coastal theme, it is a wonderful base for your family to enjoy the Yorkshire coast, and even has an outdoor patio area to enjoy the views.
Best Budget Holiday Cottages Whitby – Bumble Bee Studio Apartment
Price: From £50 per night
Bumble Bee Studio Apartment – Whitby apartments short breaks
Close to Whitby Abbey and the harbour, this cosy studio has a kitchenette, and ensuite and is perfect for solo travellers or couples who wish to explore the Yorkshire coastline on a budget weekend break.
Guest review: “Bumblebee cottage was delightful. Comfortable, super clean and really cosy. The location was fantastic for exploring Whitby on foot and had parking for the car either in front of the cottage or on the road. Julie was a great host and on hand if we needed anything. We’d definitely stay there again.” – Kath, October 2020
Airbnb Whitby England Experiences
Here are some of my top picks of Whitby Airbnb Experiences:
- Learn A New Skill: Navigational skills in the North York Moors
- Artistic Experience: Pottery Wheel Experience
- Something Different: Sheep Hugging & Hot Chocolate
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