Gran Canaria is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Canary Islands, especially for cruise ships. The island boasts natural white sand and black lava beaches, rugged mountain ranges, and plenty of natural swimming pools.
On Gran Canaria, tourists can roam the largest botanical gardens in Spain, explore small villages, and even visit the only area in Europe where coffee is grown – the Valley of Agaete.
Planning a holiday itinerary can be a lot of fun, but finding somewhere to stay can be stressful. That’s where we here at Road Affair come in. We’ve not only outlined all the best things to do in Gran Canaria but also carefully compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Gran Canaria. This way, you can spend more time planning the fun parts and less time researching rentals.
We want you to find the best-quality rentals, so all of the Airbnbs below have superhosts and some even hold Airbnb Plus status. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with track records of excellent hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights outstanding homes the company has verified in person.
Chic Two-Bedroom Home With a Pool
First up on our list of the best Gran Canaria Airbnbs is this stunning family-friendly villa in La Estrella.
This Airbnb Plus boasts a modern motif with high, whitewashed wood ceilings and plenty of natural light. In the living room, there is a wide floor-to-ceiling folding door that you can open to enjoy the fresh air and natural light. After a day of adventuring, you can curl up on the sectional sofa and binge-watch your favorite shows on the smart TV.
The kitchen has a sleek, chic feel with plenty of counter space, including an island. You can enjoy your morning cup of joe from the espresso machine at the breakfast table, the six-person dining table, or the outside lounge area.
Both bedrooms have a plush queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a travel crib. In the bathroom, you can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the walk-in rain shower. There is also a well-lit vanity and a makeup mirror, perfect for getting ready for a night out. Outside, you can sunbathe in lounge chairs and swim in the private pool.
Ocean View Apartment Near Punta Sardina Lighthouse
If you want a holiday rental in Gran Canaria where you can enjoy a bottle of wine while watching the sun set over the ocean, then this Airbnb is for you.
This two-bedroom Airbnb Plus apartment is located on the coast and overlooks Playa Punta del Faro. Inside, the home features a modern-contemporary design with colorful accents and up-to-date amenities. The living room has a large seating nook where a family can gather to stream movies and shows on the smart TV.
The master bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed with built-in reading lights. The second bedroom is perfect for little ones, as it has two single beds. After a day in the sun, you can cool off with a refreshing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in rain shower.
In the kitchen, you’ll find snacks and a bottle of wine courtesy of superhost Schere, plus an espresso machine. However, the best part of this Airbnb is the spacious balcony looking out to the ocean. Here, you can enjoy wine or coffee while lounging on the built-in furniture.
Cozy Cottage With a Waterfall Pool
This five-star vacation rental in Gran Canaria is perfect for those looking to stay in the central part of the island.
The home is located near Trejo in the volcanic caldera of Tirajana, about a 45-minute drive from Gran Canaria Airport. You can swim in the saltwater pool and sunbathe while enjoying views of the surrounding mountains. In the yard, there is also a covered dining area and a wood-burning oven. There is one other guesthouse on the property, and the pool and parking area are shared with those guests.
Inside, this Airbnb Plus boasts a classic Canarian style with vaulted ceilings and a lush green motif. In the living room, you can cozy up beside the fireplace and watch a movie or read a book. The kitchen features a four-person breakfast table and built-in stainless-steel appliances.
In the bedroom, you’ll find a beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams, a comfortable queen-size bed, and a fireplace. There is also a desk and chair, perfect for anyone working remotely while on vacation. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and exposed stone walls with decorative plants, creating a rustic and relaxing space.
Modern Loft Near Playa de Las Canteras
This short-term rental in Gran Canaria is ideal for solo travelers or couples looking to stay near the beach.
Superhosts Noemi and Gustavo have done an excellent job of creating a relaxing and well-equipped Airbnb Plus where vacationers can unwind. The home has an open floor plan, a black-and-white motif with pops of patterns and wood accents, and ambient lighting. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and a touch-screen stovetop. Guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar.
The main room doubles as a living area, complete with couch and smart TV, and a bedroom, with a plush queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a full-length mirror. After a day at the beach, you can rinse off in the bathroom’s walk-in rain shower.
This stunning Airbnb in Gran Canaria is located just 50 meters from Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas. Plenty of bars and restaurants are within walking distance, and paid parking is available nearby.
Pet-Friendly Beachfront Apartment With a Pool
If you’re on the hunt for a Gran Canaria Airbnb that offers you both beach and pool, then superhosts Carmen and Luis have the place for you.
This stunning seaside Airbnb Plus features a minimalist-contemporary motif with plenty of natural light. The first bedroom is a loft-style suite with a comfortable double bed and a wall-to-wall rod where you can hang your clothes. In the second bedroom, there are two single beds that you can push together or keep apart, along with a built-in closet, a TV, and a balcony. In the bathroom, you can start your day with a rinse in the luxurious walk-in shower.
Perhaps the best part of this Airbnb is the balcony. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a bottle of wine at the end of the day, looking out over the pool and ocean. You’ll have access to the shared on-site pool, and you can access the beach from the property. Free street parking is available, and Playa del Inglés is less than a 15-minute drive away.
Stylish Guesthouse With a Pool
Superhost Eugenia has the perfect Airbnb in Gran Canaria for couples or families looking to spend time in nature.
This one-bedroom Airbnb Plus is located in the countryside outside Las Palmas, near Santa Brígida. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area, and the Pico de Bandama – the peak of the volcanic Bandama Caldera – is only a 10-minute drive away.
The guesthouse features a rustic-modern interior with plenty of natural light. Upon arrival, you’ll find a welcome basket full of goodies courtesy of Eugenia. The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, including cooking spices and chef’s knives. There is also a small desk and chair, perfect for those working remotely on holiday. In the living room, you can read a book from the small library or stream your favorite shows on the smart TV.
The bedroom boasts a plush king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress, along with room-darkening shades and a wardrobe. A travel crib, baby bath, high chair, and more are available for those traveling with little ones. Outside, you’ll find a covered laundry room. The backyard is shared with the owners and features a lush garden landscape with a pool, lounge area, and barbecue.
Apartment for Two in Maspalomas
If you are looking for an Airbnb in the resort town of Maspalomas, superhost Gerry has the rental for you.
This modern Airbnb Plus is just a 10-minute walk from Playa del Inglés and grants access to free parking and a shared pool. The building also has an elevator, making the apartment more accessible for those with mobility difficulties.
Inside, the home has a sleek modern feel with stylish decor and a wall-to-wall sliding glass door, allowing for plenty of natural light. In the bedroom, you can store your luggage in the built-in closet and settle in for an afternoon siesta in the comfortable queen-size bed. The bathroom features a walk-in rain shower and a washing machine, perfect for extended stays.
In the living room, you can unwind on the white chaise sofa bed and stream a movie on the smart TV or plan your next day’s adventure. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and an espresso maker. You can enjoy your morning cup of coffee in the open air of the balcony.
Studio Apartment for Avid Bikers
Are you a bike enthusiast hoping to explore the nature of Gran Canaria while on holiday? Then this Airbnb in Maspalomas is a must-stay for you.
Perfect for solo travelers or couples, this stylish Airbnb Plus features high ceilings and pops of colorful decor. The most unique part of this studio-style apartment is the living room, where you’ll find two bicycles mounted on the wall with helmets for your use. These are great for riding around town, going to the beach, or exploring the countryside.
Also in the living room is a small library and a smart TV. The kitchen is well stocked with all the amenities for a great stay, including a dishwasher and an espresso machine. You can enjoy your meals at the two-person breakfast table.
The bedroom area has a comfortable queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and built-in reading lights. After a day of biking in the sun, you can return for a calming rinse in the bathroom’s spacious walk-in rain shower. While there is no washer or dryer in the apartment, there is a self-serve laundromat less than a 10-minute walk away.
Family- and Pet-Friendly House With a Pool
If you are looking for a family-friendly vacation home for rent in Gran Canaria near the beach, then this Airbnb Plus is for you.
This two-bedroom bungalow-style house features a contemporary motif with neutral-toned accents and an open floor plan. There is plenty of seating in the living room for the whole family to kick back and watch a movie on the smart TV. The kitchen has a sleek, modern feel and plenty of counter space for cooking, and you can enjoy your meals at the covered outdoor dining table under heated lamps.
The master bedroom features a plush double bed with a memory foam mattress. After a day at the beach, you can rinse off in the walk-in shower and then get ready for a night out at the well-lit vanity in the bathroom. The second bedroom has a bunk bed that’s perfect for kids. Speaking of kids, superhost Willy has done an excellent job of providing family-friendly amenities, such as a crib, a high chair, a baby bath, and children’s dinnerware.
Outside, you can relax with a book in the hammock surrounded by vibrant tropical plants. The home is part of a complex that has a large shared pool for guests to use.
Boho Villa for Large Groups
For those traveling in a group of 10 or fewer, this villa rental in Gran Canaria is ideal.
The property features two eclectically decorated houses with a total of four bedrooms and a private pool. The living room is quite spacious and boasts high vaulted ceilings, a six-person dining table, and plenty of seating where guests can gather and watch TV.
There is a rustic feel to the first kitchen, which sports wood accents, exposed stone, and cute curtains covering the shelves. There is also a four-person breakfast table and plenty of counter space for meal prep. The second kitchen includes a small living area with a couch and TV, plus a three-person breakfast table.
All four bedrooms have exposed wood ceilings and two single beds that you can keep apart or push together for alternative sleeping arrangements. There are also two bathrooms, each with a walk-in shower.
Outside, there is a covered lounge pit with colorful furnishings. The property features several other hidden nooks outside, such as terraces and outdoor lounge areas. You can spend your stay sunbathing poolside, surrounded by lush tropical plants.
Mountain Villa in Los Llanos
This gorgeous two-bedroom villa is perfect for couples or families looking for a Gran Canaria Airbnb in the countryside.
This family-friendly Airbnb Plus is located near Mogán in Los Llanos. There are plenty of viewpoints and hiking trails nearby, and Playa de Mogán is about a 15-minute drive away.
Inside, the home has a rustic motif with exposed stone walls and vaulted wood ceilings. After a day of adventuring, you can lounge on the living room’s sectional sofa in front of the stone fireplace and binge-watch your favorite shows on the smart TV.
The kitchen has a modern feel, with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. You can enjoy your meals at the large live-edge dining table or the two-person breakfast bar.
Both bedrooms boast gorgeous antique furnishings, room-darkening shades, and two single beds that you can push together for alternative sleeping arrangements. In the bathroom, you can start your day with a rinse in the walk-in shower, then get ready at the double vanity.
Outside, there is a patio area with a bistro table and sun loungers, overlooking the mountains. Guests also have access to a barbecue and a washing machine.
Elegant Penthouse in Telde
This bright and spacious apartment in Telde is the perfect rental for those who want to stay in the heart of a lively Canarian town.
Telde is the second most populated town on the island, and this Airbnb is located right in the center. It’s just a short walk away from various bars, restaurants, and shops, and less than a 15-minute drive from Gran Canaria Airport.
Inside, this Airbnb Plus has an elegant motif with chic furnishings and plenty of natural light. The bedroom has dark gray walls accented by white room-darkening curtains and a white built-in closet. After a day of exploring, you can enjoy a well-deserved sleep in the plush double bed. In the bathroom, there is a luxurious walk-in rain shower and a well-lit vanity.
You can spend a relaxing afternoon on the balcony, tanning on the sun lounger, or eat lunch at the bistro table. In the kitchen, modern appliances make it easy to prepare meals, and there is a lovely two-person dining table. After a day in the sun, you can curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and stream a movie on the smart TV.
Maspalomas Flat With a Pool
This Maspalomas apartment is perfect for families or groups of up to four looking to stay in the heart of the city.
This one-bedroom Airbnb Plus has a colorful motif with stylish patterns and modern artwork throughout. The floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall sliding door in the living room allows for plenty of light in the space. You can unwind on the pullout couch and stream a movie on the smart TV or close the shades for a good night’s sleep.
The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, such as a coffee maker with complimentary pods. You can enjoy your coffee or an evening glass of wine on the balcony bistro set overlooking the town. There is also a washing machine, perfect for extended stays.
The bedroom features a double bed that can turn into two single beds, along with a ceiling fan and a built-in closet. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous walk-in rain shower with colorful tilework.
Guests have access to a shared on-site pool and free street parking. The apartment is less than a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Yumbo Shopping Center.
Oasis Countryside Retreat
This slice of heaven on earth is the perfect getaway spot for those looking to spend some time in the peace and quiet of the country.
Guests have access to a large private infinity pool overlooking mountain ranges in the distance and surrounded by a tropical garden. There is also a shared cedar hot tub, which is perfect for an evening of stargazing with a bottle of wine. One of the most unique things about this Airbnb is that you can pick your own organic fruit and herbs from the property’s garden.
This rustic retreat has a charming feel inside, with exposed stone and handmade wooden furniture throughout. In the living room, you can relax on the couch beside the fireplace and watch one of the movies available in English and German. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, spices, and cooking oils. You can open the French doors to let in fresh air while you eat at the dining table.
Both bedrooms have a loft-style, queen-size bed and a small table that can double as a desk. The bathroom features a bidet and walk-in shower.
Modern Studio Apartment in Las Palmas
This chic apartment in Las Palmas is the perfect rental for those looking to stay near the beach.
The home is located on a pedestrian street just a few steps from Playa Chica. Right around the corner, you can catch the bus to Old Town and other attractions, and the Poema del Mar Aquarium is roughly a 10-minute walk away. Guests have access to free street parking.
Inside, the apartment has a modern motif with ambient lighting and an open floor plan. After a day at the beach, you can watch your favorite shows on the 50-inch smart TV in the living room. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and a cute wooden breakfast bar. You can enjoy your dinner in the open air of the balcony.
The bedroom area has a plush double bed and room-darkening shades, perfect for a good night’s rest. In the bathroom, you can start the day with a refreshing rinse in the walk-in glass rain shower.
Even better, this rental is accessible for guests with mobility difficulties. There are two elevators in the building, ramps, and no steps inside the home.
There you have them – the best Airbnb rentals in Gran Canaria. It may seem that we’ve done the hard part by finding these beautiful Airbnbs for you, but the real hard part is choosing just one! So go ahead and mull over these options to decide which is the best for you and your group. No matter which of these fantastic rentals you pick, we know you’ll have a memorable vacation in the Canary Islands.