8 unique staycation places via Airbnb in Malaysia

If you’re bored with characterless hotels with plain white bedsheets, it’s time for you to embark on some Airbnb experience. Airbnb is a community where guests can book or rent spaces from hosts, connecting people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay – something like Uber for hotels.

Introduction to Airbnb

Airbnb allows you to book and stay in a unique spaces all around the world, from castles, to yachts or even tree-houses! Here I’m listing down 8 special Airbnb destinations in Malaysia for you to enjoy your next staycation. (List starting from the least expensive.)

1. Boutel: EcoZenVilla near Jonker Street, Melaka

A double story well preserved heritage house, just 3 minutes walk to Jonker Street. Get a feel of living in a baba nyonya inspired house with a touch of zen.

Airbnb - Boutel: EcoZenVilla

Location: Jalan Kampung Hulu, Melaka, Malaysia
Price: from RM54 per night
Airbnb listing page: Boutel Ecozenvilla

2. Layang-layang Guesthouse, Melaka

Layang Layang Guest House, located at Blacksmith Street or Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka. Situated alongside the famous Jonker walk (local chinese night market), which is in the heritage quarter of Melaka. Fully restored in year 2013, with newly added wooden craft furniture, antique decorations, fine wall painting and a courtyard garden for a maximum artistic and energetic atmosphere.

Layang-layang Guesthouse, Melaka
Layang-layang Guesthouse, Melaka
Layang-layang Guesthouse - The lobby
Layang-layang Guesthouse – The lobby
Layang-layang Guesthouse - The Family Room
Layang-layang Guesthouse – The Family Room

Location: Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Price: from RM84 per night
Airbnb listing page: Layang-layang Guesthouse

3. Joti’s Oasis, Melaka

Joti's oasis, Melaka
Joti’s oasis, Melaka
Joti's oasis, Melaka
Joti’s oasis, Melaka – overall view

A vividly colorful and spacious place hosted by a friendly and sensational host, Joti. Also located in the historical town of Melaka, just 3 minutes walk to the crowded Jonker street, right in the middle of old Melaka town.

Location: Jalan Kampung Kuli, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia  
Price:
from RM160 per night
Airbnb listing page: Joti’s oasis, Melaka

4. Giant Bird Cage Studio with swing, Penang

Who wants to sleep in a huge bird cage with colorful Indian inspired essence? Did I mention the space comes with a playful swing too? Located on a high ceiling attic with all of Penang’s great cuisines (Indian, Chinese, nasi kandar) available within a short distance. A perfect location to stay for exploring the city with major bus routes run close by.

Giant Bird Cage Studio with swing, Georgetown, Penang
Giant Bird Cage Studio with swing, Georgetown, Penang
Giant Bird Cage Studio with swing, Georgetown, Penang
Your bed located on the top of the bird cage.

Location: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Price: from RM213 per night
Airbnb listing page: Giant Bird Cage Studio with Swing, Penang

5. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

This pristine rainforest retreat is easily accessible, only about 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre. An ideal natural environment to chill, relax, de-stress and recharge. Located on a 3 acres elevated land overlooking mountains (Bukit Takun/Anak Bukit Takun) and lakes. There is a fishing pond, a viewing deck and also BBQ sets for your cooking needs. A place not only to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city but also a suitable place to hold parties and gatherings.

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat – The fishing pavilion is shaded with huge forest trees facing the fish pond, where plenty of fishes dwell. Sprinkle fish food & watch the fishes rise to the surface or bring fishing rod & entice the fishes to take a bite off your bait.
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
A two storey wood inspired accommodation building adjacent to the main pavilion houses 4 rooms. This is one of the four king sized air conditioned bed room with huge picture windows facing the greens.
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
This picture best describes the surrounding environment of Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

Location: Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Price: from RM290 per night
Airbnb listing page: Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

6. Colonie1232 Apartment, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang

Colonie1232 is a highland retreat in Silverpark, Fraser’s Hill, about 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a space designed for those seeking solitude, relaxation and recuperation in a minimalist & elegant space. Overlooking the natural greens of Fraser’s Hill, it’s simple and modern Scandinavian interior design creates a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere for anyone alike.

Colonie1232, Apartment, Fraser's Hill, Pahang
Colonie1232 Apartment, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang

Colonie1232, Apartment, Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Colonie1232, Apartment, Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Location: Bukit Fraser, Pahang, Malaysia
Price: from RM380 per night
Airbnb listing page: Colonie1232 Apartment @ Fraser’s Hill

7. Lorong One, Melaka, Malaysia

Lorong One is a modern industrial-inspired homestay located in a quiet neighbourhood of Ujong Pasir, Melaka. Built with an indoor garden, a cosy place where guests can relax or mingle. Lorong One is located just a few streets away from Portuguese Settlement and within driving distance from attractions such as A. Famosa and the Jonker street.

Lorong One, Melaka
Lorong One, Melaka
Lorong One, Melaka
Lorong One, Melaka – Living hall

Lorong One, Melaka

Location: Ujong Pasir, Melaka, Malaysia
Price: from RM380 per night
Airbnb listing page: Lorong One, Melaka

8. Luxury Sailing Yacht in marina, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Dreaming of spending the night on a yacht? Stay on this luxury 53ft three double cabin sailing yacht, the Beneteau First 53 F5. The yacht is in exceptional condition after being purchased by her owner in Spain a few years ago and then refitted and continually maintained and upgraded since. By staying here you also get full access to the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. The yacht is on a walk-on mooring in the marina so it’s very stable (no rocking) when jump on or off anytime berth. The price does not include chartering the boat out on the water, but can it be arranged at short notice at extra costs.

Luxury sailing yacht in marina, Langkawi, Kedah
Welcome aboard Baby Tonga sailing yacht
 Large Cockpit for Sunset drinks and at night to watch the stars.
Large Cockpit for Sunset drinks and at night to watch the stars.
Large Master bedroom with own ensuite bathroom
Large Master bedroom with own ensuite bathroom

Location: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Price: from RM721 per night (can accommodate 6 pax)
Airbnb listing page: Luxury sailing yacht in marina, Langkawi, Kedah

So why stay in monotone, boring hotels when you can experience all this? How about a RM90/USD25 Airbnb credit to start you with? Simply sign up to redeem and start booking unique staycation today!

Give me my RM60 Airbnb credit!

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This is not a sponsored post. All photos from Airbnb.

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