Find Your Personal Caribbean Paradise – The Top 16 Airbnbs in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean is one of the most well-known holiday destinations in the world. Are you looking to stay close to the ocean? Or maybe you’d prefer a more secluded spot in the mountains. Luckily, my Airbnb Puerto Rico guide has plenty of vacation rentals to choose from!

Puerto Rico is a holiday paradise, filled with scenic views, white sandy beaches, vibrant culture, and a very active nightlife. You will have no shortage of things to do here. Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors, looking for your next adventure, or you prefer staying in the city enjoying all the luxuries they have to offer – Puerto Rico is the place to be.

I’ve selected the top Airbnbs throughout Puerto Rico to suit a number of travelers’ needs. On a budget? No problem, I’ve included some budget-friendly options. As well as some luxury and unique stays for those looking for something a little extra!

If You Are in a Hurry: Top Airbnbs in Puerto Rico

If you don’t have the luxury of time, you can always skip through the details and get straight into my top 4 places to stay. They’ve been selected based on different traveler’s needs, and are organized from highest to lowest price. 

luxury hotel

Hacienda Mi Cielo

Luxury Villa in the Center of Puerto Rico

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Villa with Ocean Views

Mid-price Airbnb for Families

mid-range hotel

Beachfront Studio

Budget apartment in Condado

budget hotel

Cozy Studio Near Ponce

Best budget room in Ponce

Top 16 Airbnbs in Puerto Rico

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s look at places to stay in greater detail. All of the places that I have chosen have plenty of reviews from happy guests. The properties are sorted according to their price – from highest to lowest. These prices include the cleaning fee, hidden services, and tax costs that can make your stay more expensive.

UPDATE: We have written another article on where to stay in Puerto Rico – there you will find not only the descriptions of the areas most popular with tourists but also my hotel recommendations too!

1. Hacienda Mi Cielo – Mountain Top Villa in The Center of Puerto Rico

  • Location: Caguas
  • Price: from US$950 per night
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Guests: 10

Whether you’re a family or a group of friends looking for the perfect holiday house, this amazing mountain top villa is an excellent option. It is located high up in the mountains of Aguas Buenas. Take a dip in your stunning infinity pool while you take in the great views of the city. Did I mention how spacious it is? It’s a nice place to host a few friends on the island.

The design is stunning with plenty of modern decor including tall ceilings and new furniture. There is plenty of natural lighting through the large glass sliding doors which open out onto the patio. 

The house is only 20 minutes away from both the capital San Juan and the neighboring Caguas city. As a guest, your privacy is guaranteed when staying here and your host has ensured that you have all the amenities you’d need. This includes a jacuzzi, basketball court, and interactive game room. 

2. La Casa Alejandrina

  • Location: Juana Diaz
  • Price: from US$550 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests: 6

La Casa Alejandrina is a modern three-bedroom house that is located on top of a hill with a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. It is located in the south of Puerto Rico, a short drive away from the nearby town of Juana Diaz. 

If you love attention to detail, this is a fantastic find. The superhost has not spared a cent when designing this beautiful home! It is outfitted with smart amenities, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a luxurious infinity pool that looks over the valley. 

3. Villa Blanca Colonial House – In the Heart of Old San Juan

  • Location: San Juan
  • Price: from US$330 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

Villa Blanca Colonial House is located in the heart of the Historic Old San Juan district. You won’t be far from anything this city has to offer, including great shopping, plenty of cafes and restaurants, and some of the best nightlife in Puerto Rico. This is the perfect place for your island holiday. 

This Airbnb Puerto Rico is a great space with high ceilings that was recently renovated by the superhost. They stuck with the historical Spanish architecture found in Old San Juan, but the interior received a major overhaul with a modern design. 

This is an amazing place to relax in the living room and get lost in a good book. Even better, head to the balcony and enjoy views of the streets and brightly colored facades below. 

4. Bohemian Suite with Private Pool and Exterior Hot Tub

  • Location: Rincon
  • Price: from US$320 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This comfortable bohemian suite is absolutely beautiful. It is in the mountainous area of Puerto Rico, offering a great view of the surrounding landscape

The host designed this Airbnb like a comfortable beach cottage, with plenty of wood, plants, and sea-themed decorations used throughout. If you don’t feel like traveling the short distance to the nearby Central Sandy Beach or Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, you can always just escape the heat of the day lounging in your own private pool or your own private outdoor bathtub – it couldn’t get more romantic than that. 

The open plan kitchen has a gas countertop stove, mini-fridge, and coffee machine. This is perfect for cooking up romantic breakfasts or light meals during your stay. 

5. Villa Despacito with Ocean Views – Best Airbnb for Families

  • Location: Los Almendros Beach
  • Price: from US$300 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests: 7

This villa has a real beach house vibe and is a great location for families. Offering one of the best settings on the island, this home is spacious, tastefully decorated with a blue and white color scheme, and all the bedrooms are outfitted with air conditioning. Leaving you with the perfect island-inspired beach home.

In the main house, there is a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a gas BBQ. The terrace is a great place to enjoy the views and lounge in the sun next to your own pool.

But who needs a pool when you are so close to the beach? You are within walking distance from the tropical ocean that awaits you at Los Almendros beach. 

6. Rincon Beachfront Retreat

  • Location: Rincon
  • Price: from US$240 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

Choosing between a cozy Airbnb plus or a holiday resort in Puerto Rico can sometimes be a difficult choice. But not with this Rincon beach house. It is inside a gated complex where you can feel completely secure while enjoying an amazing holiday atmosphere! As a guest, you have access to the swimming pools, two gazebos, and free parking spots. 

The host has put together a very well-designed apartment with air conditioning. There is a great balcony offering an ocean view. The kitchen, washer, and TV are all handy amenities that the host has thrown in with this house. Your stay here will feel more like a home-away-from-home than just another nice vacation rental. 

7. Suite with Private Swimming Pool & Tub – A Great Stay for Couples

  • Location: Rincon
  • Price: from US$220 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This nice vacation rental is located on the ‘Road to Happiness’, so you know exactly what to expect. This is a great option for couples or a solo guest and there are plenty of reviews that will confirm it. A small kitchenette, living room, and stand-alone jacuzzi are all included in this stunning place.

In the bathroom, you have a gorgeous clawfoot bathtub with large glass doors opening directly onto your pool. Throughout the Airbnb there is plenty of natural lighting, thanks to the numerous windows. Plus you’ll feel as though you’re tucked away in a jungle with the lush vegetation surrounding your Airbnb.

If you want to head outdoors, just follow the road to access the beach within walking distance. With a combination of comfortable accommodation, a stunning setting, and access to an amazing beach, it is no wonder why this Airbnb in Puerto Rico comes with such nice reviews. 

8. Condado Beachfront Studio – Safe Complex Apartment with a Gym

  • Location: Condado, San Juan
  • Price: from US$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 3

This beachfront studio apartment is in a great location inside a complex with 24/7 security and free parking. It has direct access to the ocean, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a shared Olympic-sized swimming pool, games room, gym, tennis court, and three BBQ areas. You have direct ocean access, so all you need to do is walk out through the gates and you’ll be swimming in minutes.

Condado, Puerto Rico is an amazing beach suburb of San Juan. You will enjoy incredible views of the bright blue ocean, fringed with palm trees. The dining table is conveniently located right along the window, so each morning you’ll be greeted by the inviting ocean.

Everything is within walking distance, including shops, restaurants, nightlife destinations, and the popular suburb of Miramar. This is a vacation rental that has everything a traveling couple or solo guest would need!

9. Urban Oasis Penthouse in the City Center

  • Location: San Juan
  • Price: from US$160 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

A cozy Airbnb plus house with Spanish colonial-style architecture including tall windows and huge castle-style doors is on offer in the center of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is a great Airbnb plus option that is both affordable and luxurious. The host has made this apartment available for a minimum of four nights. You could also stay on the 2nd floor in the host’s other available listing if this one is booked out.

There is ample space, with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and small terrace. Each section of the house is separated with either curtains or unique sliding windows. The comfortable king-size bed has a memory foam mattress and combined with the air conditioning, huge castle style doors, and room darkening shades, this is a bedroom fit for royalty!

The penthouse is located in the Santurce Arts District and is close to many popular areas of the city, including the Isla Verde beachfront. After a long day enjoying the views, lounging at the beach, or exploring the city, relax in a hammock surrounded by tropical plants on the balcony area. 

10. Industrial Chic House – Perfect for Families

  • Location: Aguadilla
  • Price: from US$140 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

This superhost, Airbnb plus in Puerto Rico is perfect for families. There is ample space for mom, dad, and up to two kids (or two adults sleeping in single beds). The interior decoration is very laid back with plenty of cute homey details. 

Cook up your family’s favorite meal in the fully-equipped kitchen. You can enjoy your meal at the dining table under the chandelier, or on a picnic blanket in the spacious backyard (or in a hummock outside!). 

This Airbnb is just outside the town of Caban, a short drive away from popular attractions like the Las Cascadas Water Park and the Aguadilla Mall. There are also plenty of beaches to choose from by driving less than 30-minutes to the East Coast of Puerto Rico.

11. Garden Suite – Steps to the Beach

  • Location: Ocean Park, San Juan
  • Price: from US$140 per night
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 3

This cozy studio apartment is a great place for couples or small families and comes outfitted with a queen-sized bed and a small single bed for your child. This Ocean Park place offers a nice homey vibe. It is also close to other popular San Juan destinations like Isla Verde. If you’re willing to travel a bit further, you can visit El Yunque National Park.

The rustic suite itself has your necessities covered, with a small bathroom and kitchenette. The main amenities are found outside in the beautiful garden which you can access through the big glass doors. There is a nice outdoor shower, a shared garden, and a communal kitchen. You can also relax in the hammocks after a long day.

Don’t forget about the healthy complimentary breakfasts served every morning by the superhost as well as free parking. There is little more you could ask from a San Juan holiday destination.

12. Tropical Cabin Close to the Ocean – with Secret Beach Access

  • Location: Arecibo
  • Price: from US$140 per night
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 4

This superhost Airbnb plus will take your breath away. The interior decoration of this studio apartment is modern and very stylish with light and bright tones and carefully thought-out additions. 

Whilst this cozy place may have just enough space inside, open up any of the huge sliding doors to access your giant outdoor living space where you can relax and enjoy your meals. 

You will also find a secret access path to a private beach mere minutes away. This beach is great for swimming, surfing, and fishing. This secluded part of Puerto Rico is close to many popular attractions, including the Indian Cave and Arecibo Lighthouse. 

13. Private Captain Quarters

  • Location: Cabo Rojo
  • Price: from US$110 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 6

Despite only offering one bedroom, with a king bed and 4 single beds available, this comfortable waterfront studio cottage in Puerto Rico is a great place for groups of friends or families. Keep in mind, you’ll be sharing the bedroom space. Other than sleeping in the same room, it is a private, double-story building in a lively fishing village with plenty of close tropical attractions. 

You have your own terrace area on the second floor where you can step outside and almost touch the ocean. The view that you can enjoy during your stay here is something out of a movie. 

If you want to experience some of Puerto Rico’s most popular locations, you can drive less than 10-minutes and be at Buye Beach, the bustling Poblado nightlife, or the Isla de Ratones. 

14. Waves & Sand Romantic Retreat – Great for Couples

  • Location: Aguada
  • Price: from US$100 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

This beautiful Airbnb is in the North-West corner of the island. The apartment is close to the beach and is perfect for couples or even families with small children. The space is very beautiful with hanging lights creating a very romantic setting in the bedroom.

Another great feature is the balcony area. Here you will find ample space to sit outside and lounge on the swinging porch seat, while you admire a great view of Puerto Rico. You’re also very close to the close Aguadilla Mall, the famous La Casa del Dorado seafood restaurant, and numerous beaches. 

15. Breathtaking Ocean View Condominium 

  • Location: Fajardo
  • Price: from US$100 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

Fajardo is the beautiful coastal town where you will find this comfortable condominium. It is high up in a multi-story building allowing you to take in the amazing view of the sea. 

You’re sure to feel very safe inside the 24/7 secure gated community where you have your own free parking. There are also other communal amenities available, including a swimming pool, kids outdoor area, tennis court, and basketball court. 

The closest beach is a 5-minute drive away from this stylish one-bedroom apartment. This place has the most reviews on my list, so be sure to check it out.

16. Cozy Studio Near Ponce Hotel

  • Location: Ponce
  • Price: from US$60 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This one-bedroom apartment is the most affordable option on our top 16 list. It is a quaint apartment that has clean modern decor. There is ample space for living and despite not being very large, the host has included a king-sized bed, kitchenette, and en-suite bathroom for your comfort.

It is in a quiet residential neighborhood of Ponce, the perfect place to escape all the excitement on your holiday in Puerto Rico. Some of the best attractions are within a short drive, including the Ponce Hilton and Casino, Ponce Beach, La Guancha, and the local museum. 

6 Unique Airbnbs in Puerto Rico

What would a tropical holiday guide be without some unique Airbnbs to go along with it? I’ve thrown in these camper vans, treehouses, and tiny homes for people looking for something a bit different. All these options are also sorted according to their price – from highest to lowest and include all fees. 

1. Explore Puerto Rico in a Camper Van

  • Location: Puerto Rico
  • Price: from US$380 per night
  • Bedrooms: Van
  • Guests: 2

Puerto Rico has so many beautiful places spread out across the island that it can be difficult to see them all from one great location. By choosing this comfortable camper van, you will be able to choose any location you want. 

Whether you want to stay close to the beach or popular hiking areas like El Yunque – it’s all up to you. You can pick up this van in San Juan, but it’s important to note that the driver needs to be 23 or older.

These luxury vans come fitted with a queen-size bed, internal and external shower, portable toilet, camping equipment, a kitchen kit, and a BBQ. If things get hot, you can use the ceiling fan. Oh yes. you can also bring your pet with you for an extra cleaning charge!

2. Rancho La Terapia Tiny House

  • Location: Villa Alba
  • Price: from US$310 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This cute glass tiny house has everything you’ll need for your stay on the island. It is in the center of Isla del Encanto and has a spectacular panoramic view of Puerto Rico. People love this place and you can see for yourself with the countless reviews left on this listing.

If you want to relax and take in your surroundings, there is an infinity pool and an outdoor patio. When you do want to go back into the city, it’s a short 20-minute drive away from Ponce where you will be able to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and beaches. 

3. San Pedrito Little House

  • Location: Naranjito
  • Price: from US$240 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

If you want to escape from the rat race and head out into the mountains in comfort – this little house is for you. It is one of the most private options we have on this list. Tucked away in the mountains of Naranjito, you will be one of two tiny homes on a 14-acre estate. 

The architecture and design of this place is the first thing you notice when staying here – you might not even realize you’ve arrived at your house. It’s that unique. The outside looks as though it should be displayed in a sculpture museum, but once you’re inside, the wooden interior and soft-colored furniture will soon make you feel right at home.

Enjoy access to your own hiking trails, river, and wonderful natural surroundings, all while enjoying the comforts of this tiny home. Don’t let the location fool you, you won’t be ruffing it as the host has modern taste and it comes fully equipped with a comfortable queen-size bed, air conditioning, and a kitchen. 

4. Treehouse of the Royal Palm

  • Location: San German
  • Price: from US$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 5

This treehouse is something out of a fairytale. Sleep under a metal roof suspended high up in the forest canopy, as you listen to the sounds of rain, monkeys, and birds and enjoy this jungle experience.

Although it is a comfortable stay in an unforgettable setting, keep in mind that this Airbnb is an experience in its own. This wall-less treehouse will have you feeling as though you’re living in the Jungle Book! Adventurous friends or small families will be very happy here.

The mini-kitchen is best suited for just reheating already prepared meals, so you should definitely plan some trips into the city. Luckily, you aren’t very far away and with a short 30-minute drive you’ll be able to get to the shops, restaurants, and beaches.

5. Treehouse with Floating Deck

  • Location: San Juan
  • Price: from US$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Guests: 2

This modern studio was built in the style of a treehouse, but you won’t need to be sacrificing any of the luxuries of a regular Airbnb in Puerto Rico. The host used plenty of wood, natural lighting, and rustic decorations. Step out onto your terrace and enjoy the natural surroundings. 

If you do want to head down to the beach, the short walk is scenic and pleasant. It is also conveniently located in San Juan, which means you will have the option of traveling to hundreds of nearby restaurants, shops, and local attractions – like the nearby La Placita de Santurce or the Old San Juan area. 

If you like hiking, you can always travel to El Yunque National Forest just outside the city.

6. Amber House Converted Camper Van

  • Location: Yauco
  • Price: from US$120 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This converted camper van might not be able to drive, but it’s already located in a picturesque area of Puerto Rico. This romantic getaway is perfect for couples or a solo guest and comes outfitted with a double bed, hammock, kitchenette, and balcony. 

There is also a pool shared by the other camper vans on the property. If you love nature, you can head out into the mountains. You can use the private trails that lead to a beautiful waterfall. This host has included everything a guest needs to enjoy life on the island. 

Top 4 Best Airbnb Experiences in Puerto Rico

A holiday to Puerto Rico isn’t complete without some local experiences. I’ve highlighted 4 of the most popular things for you to do when you visit the island.

  1. Snorkel with Turtles – You’ll first undergo a quick safety and responsibility course before heading out into the water to swim with some of nature’s finest aquatic creatures.
  2. Condado City Lights LED Night Paddle – This amazing experience will have you paddling out onto the Condado lagoon where the LED lights and clear bottom kayaks will help you see the marine life below you. 
  3. Cave Tubing and Ziplining Adventure – If you’re the adventurous type, why not explore the Tanama River while tubing and end with a ziplining adventure over majestic caves.
  4. Beginner Salsa Class in Puerto Rico – Dive into the local culture with some salsa classes which you can either do alone or with your own partner.

Conclusion

Puerto Rico is a world-renowned holiday destination that doesn’t disappoint. It is an island known best for its amazing beaches, vibrant culture, and green-covered mountains – the perfect tropical paradise. 

All of the spots I mentioned in this post come with great reviews, but there may be a place that stands out for your needs.

Whichever one you decide on, the host will ensure you have a memorable stay. Just make sure you book quickly because these listings often get booked up fast. If you’re planning an entire Caribbean holiday make sure to check out my other guides, like the one for Nassau in The Bahamas.

Have you ever been a guest of one of the listings I have mentioned? Or do you think I have left out one that you really liked? I’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below!

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