Some of us spend all of our free time dreaming we’re somewhere else. Well, dreams of tanning on the beach, exploring coral reefs, or dancing the night away at a trendy club can come true with any of these vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! This coastal resort town holds everything you could hope for in a sunny getaway, from sporty outdoor adventures to cultural tours of ruins and temples.
When choosing where you’ll stay on your business trip or vacation, it’s important to consider not only how far you’ll be from the places you want to go but also where you’ll rest your head at night. With that in mind, we’ve created this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Playa del Carmen for the solo adventurer, the business traveler, or family vacationers. From lively home bases for adventure-seekers to quiet retreats for those seeking a more restful vacation, Playa del Carmen offers it all.
Every rental on this list is offered by a certified Airbnb Superhost – an experienced Airbnb host with consistently enthusiastic feedback from guests who’ve stayed before you. Most of the rentals also have the Airbnb Plus certification, meaning that they have gone through a thorough in-person accreditation process. Whatever your reason for travel, let one of these stellar rentals be the place you stay!
Chic Downtown Condo
When searching for short-term condo rentals in Playa del Carmen, Airbnb should be your first stop. Having this entire condo to yourself during your stay will be a treat for you and up to three others. The beachy décor brings the lush natural surroundings inside, and as an Airbnb Plus rental, you’ll have full access to the kitchen and recreation areas like the pool, patios, and gym. Bring the four-legged member of the family along for the trip because this Airbnb is a pet-friendly pad.
The condo is also stocked with childcare items you need to make the youngest members of the family comfortable so that you don’t have to lug the items from home. Essentials like a crib, pack-and-play travel crib, and a children’s set of plastic dinnerware in the kitchen are available, as is an assortment of toys for the house, pool, and beach.
Every member of your group will be comfortable staying in this condo with its welcoming feel, accessible layout, and close proximity to outdoor adventure activities, enticing shopping streets, and fine art museums.
Mis Casa es Tu Casa!
One of the hardest things about travel is planning for what you aren’t going to have – a place to cook or store food, your regular toiletries, or enough storage so that everything you brought for your trip isn’t taking up all the space in your room. Avoid all that stress by staying at this apartment rental with a host who knows what you need. Gisela runs her Airbnb Plus with her experience as an Airbnb traveler in mind, meaning you’re likely to find your every need prepared for.
Up to four guests can enjoy Gisela’s stunning apartment with full access to the kitchen, two full bathrooms, and two bedrooms with plush queen-size beds. Wanting you to feel like her home is yours while you explore beautiful Mexico, Gisela will be off-site but available in case you need her. This Airbnb does not accommodate small children or pets, but it is one of the best Airbnbs in Playa del Carmen for a business trip or a quiet couple’s retreat.
Looking to stay somewhere that’s as chic and fun as you? Then you can’t miss this eye-catching loft for four, one of the best Airbnbs in Playa del Carmen. Brilliant white walls reflect an abundance of natural light and highlight the dramatic turquoise tiling of the floors. Sleeping arrangements offer a private room with a queen-size bed and a loft space with two singles, so everyone has their own cool space to retreat to after a day soaking in the sun.
Families will find that the house comes stocked with necessities like a crib, a pack-and-play, safety gates, and even a baby bath. Seen from the balcony, the dazzling water and bright sandy beach beckons to you all day, while a stroll along the residential roads leads you to some wonderful cafés and restaurants. Every inch of this loft apartment is an indulgence to the aesthetic sensibilities, ensuring that it is a joy to retire to in the evening.
Modern Business Retreat
Not every traveler to Playa del Carmen comes for the beaches and nightlife. With Wi-Fi, room-darkening shades, and on-site access to a kitchen, gym, and parking garage, this Airbnb is a great choice for business travel.
Stay looking polished all through your stay thanks to washer/dryer access and an iron. Your host will be on-site and ready to assist you in whatever you need. Fuel your day right with the full-access kitchen, and enjoy taking breaks from work on the rooftop lounge by the pool. Free parking makes it easy to get from point A to point B on your own if you’re not one for public transportation. Both bedrooms have fully stocked en suite bathrooms offering you and anyone you stay with privacy and personal space when you’re getting ready for the day or winding down for the night.
Don’t settle for something you don’t love when work has you on the move. With plenty of condos for rent in Playa del Carmen, this one stands out as a business traveler’s dream come true.
Relaxing Apartment in Town
If you’re not the type of traveler who’s desperate to stay right on the water during your coastal vacation, then this charming apartment only blocks away from a shopping mall might be more your vibe. There is a vintage feeling in sweet details like the gas stove and the trunk on display in the bedroom.
This Playa del Carmen Airbnb is made with lively family groups and friends in mind and stocked with board games for your days in. A map on the wall asks guests where they are visiting from – a little touch that will make you feel connected not just with your host but all the guests who’ve stayed before you! Access to a laundry room means you can save space when you’re packing by washing and enjoying your most fetching vacation getup multiple times. Other amenities to take advantage of include the pool and lounge chairs as well as a BBQ grill, where you can cook something amazing before settling back inside for a movie on the Smart TV.
Condo on the Beach
There are lots of available condos for rent in Playa del Carmen that look great on paper, and superhost Joe knows what it’s like to be tempted by gorgeous pictures of a beach resort only to arrive and find that it’s not quite what you were expecting. Determined not to fall into this category, the host worked with an interior designer to create a “chic, luxurious, and well-equipped” sanctuary, earning a place on our list as one of the best Playa del Carmen Airbnbs.
If you like nightlife, this is the perfect place for you. Only two blocks from Playa del Carmen’s lively 5th Avenue, you can easily walk to a number of nearby clubs, bars, and restaurants, filling your evenings and nights in Mexico with music, dancing, and adventure.
The condo is ready to host families and is stocked with all the essentials you’ll need for your smallest travelers (Those room-darkening shades are sure to be a godsend come nap time.) And everyone can enjoy a siesta on the private balcony or on lounge chairs down by the pool. Let this apartment impress you on your next trip and raise your standards for chic, clean, and convenient.
Home in the Heart of Downtown
Your host at this Airbnb Plus, Ann, brings her experience working in the hospitality industry to this beautifully designed space for you and up to four others. Guests can sleep on either of the two queen-size beds or crash on the couch. During the day, you’ll find that this apartment has you situated perfectly between the beach and the thriving shopping streets. Foodies can choose between the full-access kitchen or any of the many local restaurants.
A kind of minimalism runs through the uncluttered rooms, allowing plenty of space for guests and their belongings. Off-site but near at hand, Ann is happy to help with any special requests for transportation, check-in, or unusual amenities. If you can’t bear to leave man’s best friend at home, this flexible rental will welcome them, too, for a small cleaning fee. There are many vacation homes for rent in Playa del Carmen to choose from, but this one with a near-perfect five-star rating is calling your name!
When you’ve come to town to see the sights and walk the streets, you can’t ask for more than a five-star rated location, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from this apartment Airbnb in Playa del Carmen. This studio apartment, hosted by Adrien, is marketed toward couples and solo travelers looking for a simple place to rest after adventure-packed days.
The sleek design and pristine condition of the rooms will tempt you to book a longer stay and make Playa del Carmen your home away from home. The dedicated work space makes this possible, helping you be productive during your stay. From here, you can choose to walk to the local shopping district or drive to the nearby Mayan ruins. The kitchenette will serve all your needs for meals during your stay, and when you’re tired of the breathtaking beaches (if that ever happens!), you can float in the lounge pool instead. Let this studio be your launchpad to the rest of Mexico’s coastal region and beyond!
Room with a Beach View
When you’re traveling to a new place it can be hard to choose between staying at an expensive hotel in a popular neighborhood or in a more residential and low-budget B&B. Not to brag, but we may have found the best of both worlds. Through Airbnb, you can book a room at the Terrasse Boutique Hotel and enjoy its 24-hour service, rooftop pool, and access to the Martina Beach Club, which includes a free sun chair and guaranteed space on the beachfront. While you could book a room through the hotel itself, booking through Airbnb means you have access to the host’s exclusive restaurant and their spectacular food. Longer stays are welcome with this Airbnb for two, so write up your dream Mexico to-do list and get started!
Bohemian Beach Apartment
Are you an adventurous solo traveler or seeking a romantic escape to Mexico with a loved one? Renting an apartment in Playa del Carmen is the way to go, and this Airbnb might be perfect for you! Handmade furniture and an artisanal architectural style make for an air of simplicity and an intimate atmosphere that is sure to restore and rejuvenate you.
The studio room includes a kitchenette with a minifridge, a small balcony, and a private street entrance. The most charming feature just might be the communal pool. Meant to invoke the surrounding landscape of the Riviera Maya, it is lined with native plants and rocks that make it feel like you’ve wandered into a naturally formed cenote.
If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to take advantage of public transportation, note that this rental is conveniently located along a bus route.
Beautiful Bungalow Villa
Sometimes you want your vacation to be a metropolitan affair full of new people and energy. But every now and then, a quiet retreat, a secluded escape, a place to sit in silence and enjoy the blissful stillness around you – that’s just what the doctor ordered! If you want a house for rent in Playa del Carmen to be a haven of rest and relaxation, close all those open tabs and stop searching because Villa Costanza is the one you’ve been dreaming of!
It’s hard to pick a favorite feature: the garden full of native plants and trees, the king-size memory-foam mattress, the private pool and jacuzzi, or the optional welcome package, which sees you entering for the first time with rose petals, wine, and chocolate!
Although you’ll feel like you’ve run away to the forest, you’re a short drive from the city center, and if you can ever convince yourself to leave the comfort of your new favorite place to stay, you’ll find it’s an easy couple of blocks to shops, restaurants, and nightclubs full of entertainment. Put this on your must-see list, or better yet, book now and thank us later.
Sleek, Modern Playa del Carmen Apartment
From this contemporary styled apartment, you can make Playa del Carmen your own. It’s ideally situated just two blocks from the well-known 5th Avenue hub of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife and close to a grocery store that will keep your full-access kitchen stocked. One of very few Playa del Carmen Airbnbs that allows smoking, this chic apartment has many other amenities as well, including free parking on the premises or street and a communal pool and hot tub.
And since not all of us can take a full-stop break from work, there’s a dedicated work space in the apartment and in the complex’s common space for you to clear your inbox. Once that’s done, you’ll find that this apartment puts you in a great place to explore Playa del Carmen to your heart’s content. You may be tempted to never leave the plush king-size bed, especially since the TV in the bedroom allows you to continue that Netflix binge you started before vacation, but be sure to venture out to see everything this coastal haven has to offer the intrepid adventurer.
A mindful design to a vacation space can take your experience from great to unforgettable. That’s certainly what this Airbnb in Playa del Carmen is aiming for with its meditative approach to design. Various shades of cool grey on the walls anchor the room, and natural wood wall art, hand-carved by local artisans, add depth and texture.
If you’re traveling for business and need a peaceful place to work, this Airbnb in Playa del Carmen is the perfect choice. The one-bed, one-bath apartment can host up to three, but let’s be honest, you’re going to want this elegant space all to yourself so that you can get comfortable with the room-darkening shades and enjoy a siesta.
Once the day’s work is finished, pick any of the local restaurants, bars, or clubs to unwind in before retreating back to your lodging to enjoy the rain shower and collapse into the pillow-top mattress. And if at any time you need help, your host is on-site and ready to ensure a five-star experience.
Apartment in the Center of Playa del Carmen
Ann is the only host who snags not one but two entries on our list of the best Airbnbs Playa del Carmen! Another Airbnb Plus rental for a group of up to five, this apartment’s vibe feels homier and more laid-back than its chic sibling. You’ll have your own space here, with your host being off-site but accessible.
The two queen-size beds are supplemented by a daybed in the living room, and there’s a pack-and-play crib, high chair, and plastic set of children’s dishware for the tiniest members of the family. A dishwasher makes using the full kitchen even easier, but when you want to indulge in Playa del Carmen’s local fare, there are plenty of fruit and vegetable stalls, street food stands, and restaurants nearby to satisfy your appetite.
In short, this is the perfect base to return to after enjoying a soak in the sun on the beach or a walk along the local hiking trails.
Condo with a Rooftop Ocean View
You can’t get any closer to the beach in Playa del Carmen than this fabulous apartment hosted by Demetrio. Up to four guests can enjoy the breathtaking views from the apartment’s wall-to-wall windows or from the rooftop by the pool.
This apartment scores a 10/10 on accessibility because of its step-free path to the entrance, step-free interiors, and access to a handicap parking space in the on-site garage.
You can reach your rental by car from the airport in less than an hour and be on the beach the next minute! You can also reserve some space in your luggage to bring home souvenirs when you know you’ll have use of the washer and dryer. And you can keep your expenses down by cooking your own meals in the sleek, modern kitchen. Long-term stays are welcome and easily managed in this well-appointed Airbnb in Playa del Carmen rental, so enjoy the white beaches and turquoise waters as long as you can!
Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is one of those cities that just seems to have it all: perfectly tropical weather, gorgeous beaches, thriving nightlife, awe-inspiring ruins. Regardless of whether you go for business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this coastal setting and lots of reasons to return again and again.
When you do, there’s nothing like renting a house in Playa del Carmen that feels as welcoming as your own and provides an intimate, authentic experience that you normally can’t find in a hotel. Airbnb offers the best and most convenient selection of daily, weekly, or monthly rentals in Playa del Carmen for your next great adventure on the coastline of Mexico.
We hope the fantastic destinations on this list give you great inspiration for your search. Which of these amazing Airbnb rentals can you already see yourself in?