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Vacation rentals in Kota Kinabalu

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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
Kwen Loft A-City Centre Imago Studio NearPool 4pax
Welcome to Kota kinabalu,Sabah! A comfortable get away from your everyday busy life. Our unit is just right above of the famous Imago shopping mall in Sabah KK within a walking distance, and we are surrounded by many delicious restaurant and exciting night life. - 15 minutes from airport - 10 minutes away from the Philippine/handicraft market -15 minutes away from Sutera habour. -10 minutes away from Sunday market - 10 minutes away from Waterfront. -15-20 minutes away from Mosque(City Mosque)
$46 per night
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Loft in Kota Kinabalu
IMAGO Mall Kota Kinabalu - 6 Pax Studio IMAGO 商场楼上
WE have different types of in IMAGO Shopping Mall : 1) Studio/1 bedroom unit 2) 2 bedroom unit 3) 3 bedrooms unit Kindly click 'CONTACT HOST' at the bottom of the listing for further enquiries 😊😊 Cozy99 Homestay is a Cozy, Fully Furnished Air Conditioned homestay for rent. Located at UPSTAIRS OF IMAGO Shopping Mall. Our homestay consists of 1 bedroom, which can accommodate up to 6 guests, with 3 queen bed and 1 sofa bed provided. Cozy99民宿位于IMAGO时代广场楼上, 交通方便。此民宿可容纳6人住宿。
$20 per night
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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
Homesuite'【AS27】|Aeropod|King|WiFi|Light Cooking
[DEEP CLEANING] Current situation is our upmost priority during this period. We are taking extra precaution and doing our best to ensure our guests stay safe by cleaning deeply and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. [This unit is managed by HOMESUITE'] This studio unit is located near the Kota Kinabalu airport. The unit is 5-minutes drive away from the famous Tanjung Aru beach. The unit is also only 10-minutes driving distance to the city center of KK.
$33 per night
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Stay near Kota Kinabalu's top sights

Photo of Jesselton Point
Jesselton Point58 locals recommend
Photo of Tanjung Aru Beach
Tanjung Aru Beach74 locals recommend
Photo of Oceanus Waterfront Mall
Oceanus Waterfront Mall51 locals recommend
Photo of ITCC
ITCC5 locals recommend
Photo of Filipino Market
Filipino Market58 locals recommend
Photo of Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu63 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kota Kinabalu

Loft in Kota Kinabalu
E3A IMAGO Mall Kota Kinabalu-2 Bedroom Imago商场2房公寓
$31 per night
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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
Suen house imago the loft (private garden )私人花园621
$58 per night
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Loft in Kota Kinabalu
IMAGO Mall Kota Kinabalu - 1 Bedroom Imago商场1房公寓
$18 per night
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Hotel room in Kota Kinabalu
【Homesuite' Hotel】|Fast WiFi|King-Bed
$32 per night
Loft in Kota Kinabalu
Imago Loft A 2BR Fountain View@C&R 依玛歌亚庇时代广场两房高级公寓
$39 per night
Loft in Kota Kinabalu
B8 IMAGO Mall Kota Kinabalu-2 Bedrooms Imago商场2房公寓
$18 per night
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Hotel room in Kota Kinabalu
2.0 沙 巴 亚 庇 舒 适 独 立 套 房 - 近 机 场 & 市 区 Kota Kinabalu Aeropod 2pax
$23 per night
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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
JQ6 -Sunset Seaview-King Bed-Free Park-Tv Box
$35 per night
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Serviced apartment in Kota Kinabalu
Homesuite' [AS#30]|Queen|Wi-Fi|5min to Airport
$31 per night
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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
Love MeResidence, The Loft Imago
$40 per night
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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
JQ5 -Sunset Seaview -King Bed -Free Park -TV Box
$36 per night
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Serviced apartment in Kota Kinabalu
Cozy 1 BR Private Suite Near IMAGO - FREE Parking
$42 per night
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Your guide to Kota Kinabalu

All About Kota Kinabalu

Featuring stunning islands set in cerulean waters, a bustling coastline, and Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah. Partly surrounded by rainforest, the town itself is home to vibrant markets, a modern boardwalk, and a waterfront mosque. Despite being a rapidly modernizing city, the past is preserved here through historical sites like the Petagas War Memorial Garden, which honors fallen resistors of Japanese occupation during WWII, and the Double Six Monument — a striking white arch that commemorates Sabah’s late Chief Minister. The city also houses several art galleries along with the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum, where you’ll find intricate brass antiques under its five domes, and the Sabah State Museum, which is home to galleries focusing on archaeology and natural history. There are plenty of restaurants and bars offering a wide array of cuisines at the waterfront, where you can enjoy dinner with a spectacular view.

Just outside the city, you’ll find white-sand beaches leading to calm, clear water, hot springs where you can soak after a long day of hiking, and wetlands where you can take a river cruise through the mangrove forests. There are several unspoiled islands off Kota Kinabalu’s coast, and you can reach them by ferry or boat for a day of tranquil sunbathing and watersports.

Kota Kinabalu is also known as the gateway to Borneo, the third-largest island in the world that is almost entirely overrun by rainforest and features incredible biodiversity.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu has great hiking trails and stunning beaches, making this city attractive all year round. Given its tropical location, the weather in Kota Kinabalu remains hot and humid all year, and there is a chance of rain at any time, so always be prepared with an umbrella and be sure to pack proper shoes.

If you are an experienced hiker and want to have a better chance of spotting orangutans out in the wild, you should book a trip between March and October. This period also offers clear weather, blooming flowers, and minimal rainfall, creating a beautiful atmosphere for outdoor recreation.

Alternatively, if you are hoping to spend your days on the beach, renting a house in Kota Kinabalu anytime between April and December is ideal. During this time, the waterfront comes alive, with art and music festivals and cultural programs happening along the coast. Sabah’s Harvest Festival runs for the whole month of May with rice wine and traditional dances.


What are the top things to do in Kota Kinabalu?

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, stands over 13,000 feet tall at the center of Kinabalu National Park. A trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu is a two-day adventure with mountain accommodations along the way where you can stop for rest and food. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts by exquisite views of the Sabah region.

Kinabalu Handicraft Market

Kinabalu’s Handicraft Market, located along the scenic waterfront, is a popular place to pick up handmade souvenirs and gifts. You’ll find signature items, such as sarongs, pearl jewelry, and traditional instruments like the sompoton alongside one-of-a-kind handmade gifts.

Tanjung Aru Beach

Between the peaceful pockets of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Prince Philip Park in the south of town, this 1.3-mile expanse of coastline is fringed by aru and palm trees. Bring a frisbee and join the locals in the late afternoon sun or grab some satay at a street food stall and watch kites and blue-naped parrots zig zag across the sky.

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