Airbnb vacation homes in Plymouth hidden in plain sight

Many Britons have to change their vacation plans again this year due to continued uncertainty over Covid restrictions.

The South West in particular is a hotspot for domestic holidaymakers, with people flocking from all over the UK to get closer to the beautiful beaches and moors of Devon and Cornwall.

As such, many mainstream hotels and guesthouse chains are undoubtedly expected to fill up quickly during the summer vacation and beyond.

Fortunately, here in some of Plymouth’s most idyllic and convenient locations, there are plenty of places to find on Airbnb online rental market.

Many of these locally-run vacation deals are hidden in plain sight, located behind the front doors you go through on your weekend getaway around the Barbican, or tucked away just off the beaten track at the Royal William Yard.

Now we’re not sure about you, but in a crazy world where being in a bubble of six people or less is the norm – and staying indoors is the new way out – why not take a trip to one? of those quaint and cute places in Plymouth?

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hidden gems in town. At the time of writing, all information was correct, but it will not be available for long.

Some of these idyllic spots would typically be busy, or full, very quickly, and with Airbnb giving vacationers options when it comes to canceling stays for Covid reasons, now is a good time to plan for the future. ‘advance.

St John’s Stables



The magnificent property of St Johns Mews has been converted




This St John’s Mews property is tucked behind Exeter Street and despite the amazing conversion, many passers-by simply wouldn’t know it was there. The whole house is up for grabs, with accommodation for up to four people.

A particular advantage for the downtown site is that it comes with free parking right outside the door. You can check in using an on-site safe.

It has a large mezzanine with arched windows and is a short walk from all that Plymouth has to offer. Host Martin says the high quality specification of the venue ensures a very comfortable stay.

St John’s still has availability for the remainder of June, with a stay available for around £ 125 per night.

Hoe gardens



Black Lab Jude watches over the Hoe Gardens property
Black Lab Jude watches over the Hoe Gardens property



One of the rooms up for grabs at the Barbican property at Hoe Gardens
One of the rooms to be won at the Barbican property at Hoe Gardens

Hoe Gardens is located behind a small iron gate on the way up to the Hoe, it’s surprising how such a glorious townhouse can go unnoticed being just a stone’s throw from the bustling cobbled streets of the Barbican. A blue plaque on the exterior wall honors Captain FJ Walker who was commander in WWII.

The Victorian accommodation has a private garden and can accommodate up to four people with its two bedrooms and shower rooms all located on one floor.

Most exciting of all, the promotional images for the property also appear to have a resident black Labrador named Jude who is highly regarded by all previous visitors.

At £ 55 a night, this 4.9-star property offers great value for money. Hosts Steve and Linda still have some availability during the summer months.

Customs House Apartment



The exterior of the place is very recognizable but many will not know what it looks like inside
The exterior of the place is very recognizable but many will not know what it looks like inside



The interior of the apartment was decorated with blue tones
The interior of the apartment has been decorated in blue tones

This could be one of the oldest apartments available in Plymouth on the Airbnb site.

Thought to have been built in 1586, the modernized apartment which is part of the old Plymouth Customs House overlooks the popular Barbican harbor area. The space can accommodate up to five people in two bedrooms and the owner has even hooked up the smart TV to Netflix already – although you’re very unlikely to be glued to the screen when you get a sweeping view of Plymouth. right out the window.

Locals are very familiar with the building itself, but many may not be aware that it is available to stay there and what it looks like inside! There is a three night minimum stay at this waterfront property. There are still a few dates available in July and August at £ 142 a night.

Cottage Crémyll



Behind the stone wall hides a beautiful seaside property
Behind the stone wall hides a beautiful seaside property



The interior of Cremyll Cottage was designed by an award-winning architect
The interior of Cremyll Cottage was designed by an award-winning architect

From the outside, this 5 * rated accommodation looks like a stone wall with a door, but it’s so much more.

The two bedroom property was designed by an award winning architect and guests have the whole house to themselves.

Cremyll Cottage is located just minutes from both the sought after Royal William Yard and Cremyll Ferry Terminal, which can take visitors to Cornwall. By far the most modern house on the street, the first floor has panoramic windows that let you gaze out to sea. Driving along Cremyll Street it can be easy enough to miss, but there are plenty of delicacies. in store at this hidden gem property.

Unsurprisingly, Cremyll Cottage is fully booked throughout the summer months, but if you fancy a trip to Plymouth in September, you can snag this place for around £ 119 a night.

Hoe stash



The Hoe Hideaway is located on Citadel Road
The Hoe Hideaway is located on Citadel Road


The interior of the apartment has tasteful modern decor
The interior of the apartment has tasteful modern decor

With a variety of designer hotels and guesthouses on the neighboring streets, there’s no indication this huge townhouse masquerades as a posh apartment to rent.

Two people will have the apartment on Citadel Road to themselves and can stay there for a short or long stay. The building is only one block from the Plymouth Hoe promenade and the stunning views it offers. There is a private terrace with outside seating for alfresco dining or relaxing in the sun. Modern decor is bright and bright and the hosts also provide free toiletries to prevent contamination from shampoos and shower gels.

Stays in July and August are still available for the Hoe Hideaway and with an early bird discount you can stay here for just £ 72 a night.

Little Barbican House



This row of quaint houses is the hidden gem of the Barbican
This row of quaint houses is the hidden gem of the Barbican

This charming little house has been described as ‘an oasis’ as despite being just a few yards from the main street of Barbican, guests will find themselves in a secure gated courtyard.

Perfect if you want to be right in the center of what Plymouth has to offer, this one bedroom venue is designed for two people who will have the whole place to themselves. The pretty country courtyard is so large that it is hard to believe that it is in the middle of the city. It’s more than likely that many Plymouthians don’t even know this place exists as it’s set back enough behind Southside Street that only the tip of the Barbican Tiny Home is visible from the nearby cobblestone streets.

There is still plenty of availability for this cozy little cottage and you could find yourself in the heart of the Barbican for £ 75 a night throughout the summer months.

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