Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and one of the most popular cultural hubs in the country. The paradisal climate means pleasant weather all year long, and the ancient temples and other remnants of the Lanna Kingdom glisten throughout the historic center. What’s more, the city offers a buzzing nightlife that entertains at all hours, and Chiang Mai makes the perfect home base for taking day trips to the Ping River and the surrounding mountains, where you’ll find outdoor adventures and historic excursions galore.
The city is also fairly affordable, and there are plenty of lovely rentals available. To help you pick out the best Airbnbs in Chiang Mai, we’ve created the following list of the highest-rated vacation rentals available. All of the following accommodations are equipped with comfortable modern amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi, and most are well suited for long-term stays with extra features like TV, laundry facilities, and free parking. They are also all hosted by superhosts, and many even boast Airbnb Plus status. Superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional accommodation, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status for high-end rentals that have been verified through in-person inspection.
Light-Filled Studio in Nimman
Nestled in the trendy neighborhood of Nimman, this central Chiang Mai Airbnb is within walking distance of countless restaurants, bars, clubs, and galleries.
The interior is bright and inviting with light wooden furnishings, wicker accents, and a ton of greenery. Eye-catching retro-style pieces add to the stylish design, and convenient amenities like a Smart TV and a dedicated workspace make the studio very comfortable. Furnished with one king-size bed and one sofa bed, the space can accommodate couples and groups of up to three guests, and also offers a private full bathroom with sparkling white tiles, brand-new facilities, and a modern walk-in shower. There is also a cozy lounge area with a window seat, a small kitchenette, and a charming vanity with extra storage space.
In addition to the abundance of surrounding eateries and entertainment venues, notable attractions nearby include Maya Mall, Chiang Mai University, One Nimman, and Think Park.
Elegant Executive Suite With a Rooftop Pool
This stunning rental apartment in Chiang Mai features a fabulous interior and hotel-style amenities.
Another great option for couples, the cozy apartment offers one bedroom with a king-size bed, a desk, and a luxurious en suite bathroom with a separate walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The spacious living area is super-bright and stylish, with one wall of mirrors and one wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also a sumptuous sofa where a third guest can crash and a dining table set under a glistening chandelier. Around the corner, you’ll find an impressive full kitchen equipped with an espresso machine and an in-unit washer.
Situated in the heart of the city, the condominium complex makes the perfect luxurious escape and comes with access to a gym and a fabulous rooftop pool. The Old City is also just a short stroll away as is the Night Bazaar, where you’ll find vibrant streets filled with market stalls.
Luxurious Condo With Sweeping Views
Spend your stay overlooking the city with this soaring high condo on Chang Khlan Road.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental is equipped with a queen-size bed and a luxurious walk-in shower, making it an ideal choice for solo travelers and couples. There is also a spacious living area with an open full kitchen and an in-unit washing machine, and a wall of glass doors opens onto a private balcony. Guests of the building also have access to a well-equipped gym with a sauna and a luxurious rooftop pool as well as a stunning lobby with an in-house café.
This high-end Airbnb in Chiang Mai is another great option for a centrally located rental near the historic center and the Night Bazaar.
Stylish and Bright Apartment
Another charming Airbnb with picturesque views, this one-bedroom apartment rental in Chiang Mai offers solo travelers and couples a relaxing stay in a vibrant neighborhood.
The apartment is situated in another luxurious building with a fitness center and a courtyard swimming pool; guests have access to free private parking. The elegant interior comes with a spacious living room where a large wall of glass doors leads out to your private balcony. There is also a small dining table and a full kitchen with a washing machine, and the bedroom offers a cozy double bed and an en suite bathroom with a luxurious shower cabin.
You’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops within walking distance of the apartment, and there is even a brand-new shopping center nearby.
Honeymoon Suite in Central Chiang Mai
For a romantic apartment rental with a peaceful yet central location, check out this convenient apartment in a modern residential building.
The charming interior is filled with local artwork, royal purple accents, and brand-new modern amenities, and the private patio offers sprawling views of the city and the distant mountains. There is one opulent bedroom with a plush king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with marble finishes, and the common space includes a bright and spacious living room, a cozy dining room, and a full kitchen with an electric cooktop, an espresso machine, and an in-unit washer. Extra amenities like an elevator, free parking, and baby gear make this a great choice for both short-term rentals and longer stays.
Nestled in a beautiful building on a quiet street just a few minutes away from the Night Bazaar, this Chiang Mai Airbnb also comes with access to a rooftop pool.
Stylish Studio in a Fun District
Enjoy beautiful nature views and a convenient urban setting with this laid-back vacation apartment for rent in Chiang Mai.
Characterized by warm exposed brick, light wooden furnishings, and striking modern accents, the inviting interior is well equipped and stylish. The open space can sleep up to four people with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, and there is one full bathroom with a modern walk-in shower. The combined living room and sleeping space is illuminated by bay windows overlooking the trees, mountains, and skies, and the space features a full kitchen with an electric cooktop and a spacious dining area. Additional amenities include an in-unit washer and a TV, and guests can enjoy the convenience of an elevator and free parking.
Located within walking distance of the Night Bazaar, Maya Department Store, a top-rated restaurant, and a fun local club, the apartment is the perfect launchpad for exploring the city’s best attractions.
Spacious Pool Villa
If you’re looking for a private home suited for a large group, consider a stay in this one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Chiang Mai.
The rustic wooden villa was built in 1945 and is filled with antique furniture and unique décor. The focal point of the home is the incredible backyard, which boasts an inground swimming pool surrounded by a tranquil garden and outdoor showers. Inside you’ll find four bedrooms, furnished with three king-size beds and one queen-size bed, and four full bathrooms, making the spacious interior ideal for large families and groups of friends. The open-air living room allows you to enjoy the warm weather and refreshing breeze while relaxing or dining, and the kitchenette is equipped with a sink, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a washing machine.
The villa is in a family-friendly neighborhood just six kilometers away from the vibrant city center. With a luxurious private outdoor space, a unique and authentic design, and a safe and convenient location, this little slice of paradise is certainly one of the best Chiang Mai Airbnbs on the market.
Sleek High-Rise Apartment
This beautifully appointed Airbnb in Chiang Mai is set in a desirable high-rise building with a pool and a gym.
The luxurious rental comes with one bedroom equipped with a king-size bed, a desk, and a spa-like en suite bathroom with granite finishes and a separate walk-in shower and soaking tub. The modern living room boasts a sophisticated design with high-end furnishings, soaring high ceilings, a mirror accent wall and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can enjoy stunning mountain views while relaxing on the chic leather sofa or step onto the private balcony for a bit of fresh air, and the apartment also offers a formal dining area and a well-equipped full kitchen. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a TV, and free parking in a private garage.
Set in the desirable Nimman area, the impressive apartment building is located within walking distance of several restaurants, cafés, bars, and grocery stores.
Charming Villa in Old Town
For a historic stay with modern amenities and an authentic Thai-style interior, check out this two-story townhouse near the city’s most popular attractions.
The home is decorated with unique antiques, old hardwood, Asian artwork, and paintings from local artists. Comfortable teak furnishings are placed throughout the living room along with a handy library filled with guide books and novels. There is also a lovely full kitchen with a gas stove, granite countertops, and complimentary breakfast items, including fresh juice, produce, bread, and more. Ideal for groups and families of up to four guests, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa is equipped with one double bed, two single beds, and two modern walk-in showers. Additional amenities include a TV and laundry facilities, and baby gear is available upon request.
Tucked away on a quiet road in the center of Old Town, the villa is surrounded by authentic Thai wooden houses, noodle shops, flower markets, and ancient temples. More nearby attractions include Three Kings Monument, the Buddhist temple of Wat Phra Singh, and several interesting museums, making this one of the best Airbnb rentals in Chiang Mai for exploring popular historic sites.
Modern Chiang Mai Airbnb With Mountain Views
Set on the seventh floor of a luxurious building, this corner-unit apartment rental boasts a convenient location and incredible views.
The brand-new rental is ideal for solo travelers and couples and offers one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a desk, and one full bathroom. The interior is small but efficient and well equipped with a cozy living area and a small kitchen with a shiny black breakfast bar. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking mountain views from the private balcony off of the living room as well as from the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom. You’ll find that the kitchen is stocked with cooking supplies and complimentary beverages, and there is also a utility closet with a washing machine and a safe. What’s more, the building itself comes with a state-of-the-art fitness center and an in-ground pool.
Located in the trendy Nimman area, the building is surrounded by lively streets offering restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and boutique hotels. Additional nearby attractions include Maya Shopping Mall and the famous Coffee Street.
Luxury Home in a Quiet Neighborhood
If you’re looking for a spacious and private stay in a calm residential neighborhood, this beautiful wooden home is sure to impress.
The three-bedroom home is completely surrounded by gardens and makes a wonderful stay for anyone interested in a relaxing reprieve from the city. The entire home is made of teakwood as are the beautifully crafted furnishings and authentic interior accents, and the unique design offers plenty of open-air spaces and partially outdoor bathrooms. The outdoor space includes a lovely covered patio and a green area that is perfect for yoga, meditation, reading, and sunbathing. Complimentary breakfast is served every day, and the rental is equipped with one king-size bed, two queen-size beds, and two full bathrooms, making it suitable for up to six guests.
The neighborhood is very safe, welcoming, and walkable, and the inner city is just a 10-minute walk away. Whether you’re looking for a short-term rental in Chiang Mai or you’re interested in a longer stay, you can’t go wrong with this peaceful paradise.
Brand-New Apartment in the Astra
Rent an apartment in Chiang Mai that offers completely updated appliances, luxurious amenities, top-of-the-line facilities, and 24-hour security.
This top-rated rental offers all of that and more with a stunning interior design, light-filled rooms, and a convenient location near the Night Bazaar. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the one-bedroom apartment is furnished with a king-size bed and comes with one luxurious full bathroom. There is also a full kitchen with an electric cooktop and an in-unit washer as well as a cozy lounge area with a TV. The Astra Condominium Complex is a luxury building with a convenient downtown location. Building facilities include a rooftop pool, a gym, and a garden, as well as a sauna, a steam room, and a spa.
The Night Bazaar and Old Town are both within walking distance of the condo as are plenty of restaurants, shops, and fun hangout spots.
Traditional Wooden House and Rice Barn
This super-unique dwelling offers a traditional Thai design, a rich history, and sprawling mountain views.
The two-story home is considered the main house on the property and comes with a spacious and air-conditioned living room, a full kitchen, a bedroom, and 1.5 bathrooms. The bedroom is furnished with a comfy queen-size bed and offers access to a quaint and private balcony. Guests also have access to a detached rice barn with an open-air living space offering a cozy dining area, a relaxing hammock, and the best views on the property. While the main house offers more modern facilities, the entire rental boasts a traditional design with wood-planked finishes and exposed brick accents. Additional amenities include a dedicated workspace, a Smart TV, an in-unit washing machine, and free parking on the premises.
Nestled in the famous Old Town, this Chiang Mai Airbnb offers guests a safe and quiet stay in a residential area but is still only a few minutes from the city’s most popular attractions.
Handcrafted Teak House
Not many Airbnbs in Chiang Mai boast the quirky style and handmade charm of this funky home nestled at the foothills of Doi Suthep Mountain.
The three-story home can accommodate up to six guests with three spacious bedrooms, each of which offers a king-size bed and its own private full bathroom. On the ground floor of the home, you’ll find an open-concept living room with a lounge area, a dining space, and a full kitchen, as well as a cozy surrounding garden. The common areas boast wood-planked ceilings, high-end furnishings, and bright picturesque windows, and the kitchen is endowed with modern appliances and a ton of extra counter space. There is a second sitting room on the second floor of the house, where glass doors open onto a private balcony overlooking the surrounding greenery. Additional outdoor space includes a spacious ground-floor patio with a handcrafted dining set.
The area is very green, quiet, and great for nature lovers, although it is far from remote, with plenty of cafés, restaurants, temples, an artist boutique, and a market nearby.
Unique Chalet in Old Town
Our last vacation rental in Chiang Mai is a traditional Thai house in the city’s ancient historic center.
One or two guests can stay in the cozy one-bedroom chalet, which boasts breathtaking woodwork and historic details. The interior features a ton of breezy open-air spaces, and the amount of private outdoor space is truly impressive. Guests have access to a spacious ground-floor patio surrounded by green grass and luscious trees, and there is also an incredible backyard garden filled with tropical plants and plenty of lounge space. Nestled within a natural paradise of leaves and hanging vines, you’ll find a fun bench swing, a covered lounge area with a daybed, and a covered and fully finished outdoor kitchen with a gorgeous chandelier and bench seating. Inside, you’ll find a super-comfy double bed and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower, and additional features include an in-unit washer and free on-street parking. The unique combination of authenticity and comfortable modern amenities makes this a perfect choice for any length of stay.
Tucked away beyond a lovely garden in the center of Old Town, the chalet is just minutes away from the popular Sunday Walking Street, ancient temples, and popular museums.
There you have them, the best Airbnbs in Chiang Mai. If adventure is calling, book yourself a stay in one of these superb rentals and head to the paradisal mountain city of Chiang Mai.
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