On the west coast of Canada, in British Columbia, lies the port city of Vancouver. Densely populated and diverse, Vancouver is a popular city for theater, music, and art. As with any large metropolis, visitors have lots of options when it comes to finding accommodation, but the most passionate travelers know that the best way to experience a new city is to feel like you belong. Airbnb is passionate about connecting travelers and hosts to create incredible experiences for everyone.
Below is a list of some of the best Airbnbs in Vancouver, Canada. These rentals are located in great areas, have beautiful design features, and are run by certified superhosts. Airbnb superhosts earn their title by consistently providing extraordinary experiences for their guests. Additionally, every entry on this list has passed a rigorous in-person inspection for quality and design in order to become a certified Airbnb Plus.
Quiet Guest Suite
If you’re looking to book a cozy Airbnb in Vancouver for yourself and a guest for a long weekend or overnight visit, check out this guest suite in Dunbar-Southlands on a quiet street away from the city center. With one bedroom and one bathroom, it’s perfect for one or two people.
Kick off your shoes at the door as you enter the hallway. To the left, in the kitchenette, is a minifridge, microwave, coffee maker, and set of dishes. Straight ahead is the full bathroom with a second door to the bedroom. There is a large, tiled walk-in shower and a set of drawers with extra towels and soaps. Continuing into the bedroom, you’ll find a queen-size bed. A TV is mounted in the corner and there are room-darkening shades, so this room is perfect for watching movies any time of the day.
You’ll have access to a washer and dryer in your unit, and the hosts keep some laundry detergent and fabric softener available for guests as well – a rare convenience in vacation rentals in Vancouver.
Condo With Vintage Accents
Sher hosts this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment for three guests. If you’re searching for rental apartments in Vancouver for a small group, take a closer look at this one.
The apartment is mostly decorated in simple neutrals with the occasional splash of color. There’s a deep red oriental rug in the living room and a bright green dresser in the bedroom. Both these pieces add color to contrast with the gentle whites and grays of the larger furniture, like the couch and queen-size bed. The area with the most color is the balcony, where flowers bloom in a window box and you can lounge on bright orange cushions and take in the view of the city.
All the practical amenities that make Airbnbs so convenient are included. The full kitchen is equipped to meet your culinary needs, the full bathroom includes a shower and a tub, and there is washer-dryer access in the unit. You’ll also have one parking space on the premises and a private entrance.
Basement Suite in Kits West
While a basement might not be the first place you would think to look for a vacation rental, this Vancouver Airbnb makes use of this overlooked part of the home and earns nearly a perfect five-star rating doing so. You’ll take a few steps down to the front door and enter through the full kitchen, which leads into the rest of the apartment.
It’s a simple one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental that can accommodate three guests. There is a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress in the bedroom and a closet to store your clothes. In the living room, there is a pull-out sofa bed. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, and the cabinets are stocked with extra bath soaps and cleaning supplies.
This elegantly designed space compensates for its lower-than-average ceilings with light colors in the walls, furniture, and textiles. The result is a sleek look that’s surprisingly bright thanks to the windows that let in lots of sunlight. There are several inviting places to lounge in the living room, where guests can watch cable TV.
Warehouse Studio Loft
Book this one-bed, one-bath Airbnb in downtown Vancouver for two if you’re looking to have a great time in the city with a loved one. From here you’re within walking distance of some of Vancouver’s best shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions. The rental itself embraces the eclectic personality of downtown and is a great place to spend your vacation.
This apartment for two plays on the industrial themes of its construction. As a converted warehouse, there are lots of exposed brick and rafters. That rustic style is echoed in some of the décor, like the antique punching bag and gloves that hang next to the gramophone.
The apartment also has a unique layout because of its history. It’s an open-concept space, so the bedroom doesn’t have walls, just a bookshelf that distinguishes it from the kitchen. To get to the full bathroom you have to walk through the shower. Its quirks are part of the charm, though, and the home is no less convenient and efficient for them.
Amenities include free parking, washer-dryer access, an elevator, and a pet-friendly policy, which is rare for apartment rentals in Vancouver. Your stay here is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.
Private Hotel-Style Suite
Choosing between the luxury of a hotel room and the convenience of a home rental can be difficult. This Vancouver Airbnb brings together the best of both. Located in the pristine Executive Hotel, host Cam’s beautiful vacation rental is a one-bed, one-bath high-rise apartment for four guests.
There is a pillow-top, king-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room, so each pair has a space of their own at night. Both these rooms also have TVs, so there’s sure to be plenty of fun movie nights on your vacation. The shared bathroom is a gorgeous space with a marble tub and gold accents.
As in most hotel rooms, the kitchenette is limited to a minifridge and some counter space, but you won’t need to cook when you’re this close to so many excellent restaurants. Right around the corner is Black and Blue, Miku Vancouver, and Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House.
Main Street Guest Suite
A group of four can share this pleasant Airbnb in Vancouver and stay just five minutes from downtown Vancouver. The suite consists of a living room, a full kitchen with a dining nook, one full bathroom, and a small but private back porch, and each of its two bedrooms has a queen-size bed.
This guest suite is decorated with blue and green accent colors, and beautiful hardwood floors run throughout. Reviews left by previous guests consistently call this one of the best short-term home rentals in Vancouver, and with all the amenities this rental offers, that’s not surprising.
This home features several amenities that provide you with the convenience you want from an Airbnb rental. These include several free parking spaces on the premises and street, so you can bring several vehicles if you don’t want to carpool everywhere you go. You’ll have in-unit access to a washer and dryer, central heating, and Wi-Fi. Additionally, the hosts live in the home above you, so during your stay they’ll be available to help with any questions, concerns, or to offer you recommendations of great restaurants and entertainment in the area.
Beachfront Log House
If you’re looking to get away for a respite by the water, you’ll love the charm of this log house. Up to seven guests are welcome to stay here and enjoy the home’s indoor and outdoor features. There are three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and common spaces in the upstairs loft, in the downstairs living room, and on the wrap-around porch.
In the first bedroom, there is a king-size bed and a door that leads to a small private balcony. The other two rooms each have queen-size beds and indoor fireplaces. In one there is also a walk-in closet, an en suite bathroom, and a TV mounted on the wall in front of the bed. Each bedroom has storage space for your clothes and travel bags to help keep the floor space clear.
Other amenities you’ll enjoy while staying here include the beautiful kitchen and espresso maker, washer and dryer access, and a host of family-friendly features like baby gates, toys, fireplace guards, and a travel crib. This is also one of very few house rentals in Vancouver that welcomes pets.
Make the most of your vacation by bringing the whole family to this Vancouver Airbnb.
Vintage Chic Apartment in South Main
One of the most centrally located short-term rentals in Vancouver on our list, this home is located on a quiet street just a short drive from the buzz of downtown. The wide front porch is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee before heading out to explore the city. To the north, there are several waterfront restaurants, and along the way, you’ll pass some of the breweries that make Vancouver such a great destination for people who love the local craft scene.
The home itself has something of a minimalist style. You’ll find that you have plenty of space to relax while you’re staying in the uncluttered rooms. It’s a two-bed, two-bath home that welcomes four guests. The setup is perfect for families with children, as there are two twin beds in the smaller room and a double in the master. The master bath has a separate walk-in shower and impressively deep soaking tub.
The kitchen is designed in a modern style that complements the rest of the home, and the open layout keeps it from feeling separated from the dining or living room. The kitchen is also where you’ll find the washer and dryer.
Two-Bedroom Guest Suite
Decorated with designer furniture and beautiful art, this Airbnb in Vancouver is ready to add some retro style to your next vacation. There are two bedrooms and one shared bathroom with a walk-in shower and washer and dryer. The smaller bedroom has a double bed and the larger has a queen-size. There are smart TVs in the bedrooms and living room, which also has a couch to crash on, making this guest suite comfortable for hosting up to five people.
In addition to the living room, the common areas of the house include a full kitchen and a beautiful uncovered deck with a view of the home’s garden.
This home has many of the standard amenities like street parking and Wi-Fi, but depending on the weather when you visit, your favorite feature might be the heated floors in the bathroom and dining room. It’s little luxuries like this that put a home on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Vancouver.
Sleek and Modern Apartment
You know a vacation in Canada is going to be amazing if you’re renting an apartment in Vancouver that can literally be described “as seen on TV.” This designer space has been featured in several episodes of TV shows and music videos. What could make your trip dreamier than staying somewhere this beautiful? How about standing at the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, gazing down at the hip neighborhood of Gastown or stepping out onto the covered patio and taking in the view of the mountains?
The apartment is a two-bedroom, two-bath unit for five guests. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed, and each bathroom has a walk-in rain shower. There is a large sofa in the living room that can be an extra sleeping space if you need it. The furniture on the balcony also makes an excellent place for an afternoon nap.
While staying in this rental, you’ll have access to the building’s gym, indoor pool and hot tub, and sauna. Book here to live in luxury in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Renting a house in Vancouver can be a great solution if your travel group is too big for a single room. This lovely house welcomes up to six guests, including children, and will allow your group to stay together comfortably during your trip. It’s a two-bedroom house with two pillow-top, queen-size beds; there’s also a sofa bed in the living room. The single bathroom is shared.
You’ll feel right at home in this cozy rental with its down-to-earth design. There is a smart TV in the living room where you can watch cable or stream shows on your favorite network. The kitchen has a breakfast nook and a dining table that seats six. Alternatively, you can head outside to the outdoor dining area under a wide umbrella that seats seven. A set of plastic dishware for use outside the home is provided.
The hosts of this Vancouver Airbnb have also anticipated the needs of traveling parents of small children. Most of the amenities for childcare can be found stored in the closet of the second bedroom. These include a travel crib, baby monitor, and a baby bath. Don’t be intimidated by traveling with small children. Stay somewhere that meets your needs.
Executive Downtown Apartment
Instead of spending the same amount at a hotel just to rent a room in Vancouver, get your money’s worth and enjoy this entire apartment. Staying in Vancouver’s trendy downtown puts you close to attractions like the Vancouver Art Gallery, BC Place, and the Granville Island Public Market. Wide windows offer spectacular views of the city from nearly every room.
You’ll get hotel vibes while you’re staying here thanks to the professional design of this luxury development and the amenities available beyond the unit itself, including free, secure parking, a gym, and a hot tub and sauna.
This is a two-bed, two-bath apartment for four guests. There is a full kitchen and dining room, a covered balcony, and a small dedicated workspace. There’s lots of storage and wide countertops in the kitchen, which invites the chef in your group to make something amazing using the stainless-steel high-end appliances. The dining table seats four. After dinner, take a glass of wine out to the patio and watch the sun set over Vancouver.
Coal Harbor Townhouse
If you’re traveling on your own or with a special loved one, a condo rental in Vancouver is fine. But when you want to bring the whole gang, you’re going to need some more space. Take a look at this vacation house in Coal Harbour that accommodates 10. It’s a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse with tile in the kitchen and bathrooms and hardwood floors everywhere else.
There are two queen-size beds and one double in the three bedrooms, and there are queen-size air mattresses provided for bigger groups. There’s plenty of space to lay these extra beds out in the living room or master bedroom. You may also use the space to set up one of the cribs the host keeps for families with small children.
Each room in the house has wall art or décor that suggests sea travel. This might inspire you to go try some of the city’s excellent seafood at Miku Vancouver or Cardero’s restaurant. Both of these waterfront restaurants offer guests beautiful views of the water of Vancouver harbor.
Five-Star Suite for Two
This apartment was designed to make you feel like you’re staying in the most luxurious hotel room while still enjoying the conveniences of being at home. Subtle gold accents add a touch of elegance to the comforts of the plush queen-size bed, deep couch, and walk-in shower.
The guest suite itself is a one-bed, one-bath that’s perfect for a couple or a solo traveler. The modest kitchenette might not contain all the usual appliances, but the host provides whole bean coffee so that you can grind a fresh roast every morning for a delicious cup of joe to start your day. The bathroom looks like it belongs in a sauna. The walk-in rain shower is wide and tiled in light sandy stone. A wood-framed, extra-long sink provides plenty of space to pamper yourself. You’ll emerge feeling fresh and rejuvenated every time.
There are other vacation apartments for rent in Vancouver, but this one puts you just a block away from the lively scene of Commercial Drive, a great street for shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Lovely Vacation Home for Five
To top off this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Vancouver is this sweet vacation house for five. The design of this house is light and airy and makes the space feel expansive. There are three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a living room, full kitchen, dining room, laundry closet, and backyard with patio furniture. This is a two-story home with the bedrooms all upstairs.
Two of the bedrooms in this Airbnb in Vancouver boast king-size beds, and the third has a queen-size sofa bed. You may choose to fold this one up and use this room as a play space during the day. Upstairs, there is one full bath and one half bath. You will appreciate that the floors in these rooms are heated if you’re stepping out of the shower on a chilly morning.
Downstairs, there is a breakfast table in the kitchen for casual dining or a more formal dining room. You can even take your meals out to the patio if you want to enjoy the Vancouver weather. That yard will also come in handy if you’re traveling with a family pet. Your pet can stretch its legs here, or you can walk to one of the neighborhood parks in the evenings.
And there you have it, our list of the best Vancouver Airbnbs. There are more than a few phenomenal places to stay if you want to explore Vancouver and have an amazing time doing it. Don’t compromise when it comes to where you’re staying. Amid all these wonderful rentals, there’s sure to be something that will speak to you.