Puerto Vallarta (aka PV or Vallarta) is home to some of the best beaches in all of Mexico, making it a top vacation destination for people all over the world. If you’re hunting for a place to stay besides the ultra-expensive resorts lining the beach, there are tons of Airbnbs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that will guarantee you a top-notch stay that fits whatever budget you’re on.
Whether you’re heading down for spring break or are just looking for a relaxing getaway near the beach, here are our top picks for the best, vacation homes, VRBO and Airbnbs in Puerto Vallarta.
Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.
- What to Expect from Vacation Homes in Vallarta
- Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta
- Packing for Your Airbnb
What to Expect from Vacation Homes in Vallarta
Since Puerto Vallarta is a top resort destination in Mexico, this is the bulk of the accommodations offered in the area. However, if you’re keen for a stay that’s more low-key and won’t completely break the bank, Airbnb or VRBO is a top option.
With vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta, you’re able to choose the level of privacy you’d like, along with the exact amenities you’re after on your vacation. There are heaps of options to choose from, ranging from private rooms to full-blown mansions that you can rent. It just depends on where you want to be and how much you want to spend.
Typically, when it comes to vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta, you can expect to find:
Private Rooms: If you’re seeking a private stay at an affordable price point, Airbnb and VRBO in Puerto Vallarta have plenty of private rooms that guarantee you’ll have your own space. Whether it’s a room in a local’s home or a hotel room, you can find a huge range of options when it comes to private rooms in PV.
Entire Home: Looking for a place to stay with your family or group of friends? You can actually rent an entire apartment, condo, or house in Puerto Vallarta on Airbnb, VRBO or Booking.com. These entire places range drastically and can be the bare basics or an entire luxury stay.
Huge perks of booking an entire place are the ability to cook for yourself (most come complete with a well-supplied kitchen), full privacy, and the ability to accommodate more than just yourself. Plus, most of them are just a stone’s throw away from the beach.
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15 Best Airbnbs, VRBOs & Vacation Homes in Puerto Vallarta
One of the best parts of Puerto Vallarta is there’s something for everyone’s price range. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll be able to find sweet vacation homes in Puerto Vallarta that have gorgeous rooftop terraces and perhaps even a pool. Spend a little more and you’ll wind up in a breathtaking room overlooking the beach.
Here are the 15 best holiday homes in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from budget to luxury stays.
Cute, Great Location with Ocean View!
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Next to Plaza Hidalgo
This sweet little apartment is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a cozy Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta. It’s a one-bedroom, one bath, with plenty of natural light and an ocean view! There’s a charming balcony overlooking the city and a full kitchen if you wish to cook your own meals.
Just a quick walk from the beach and hosted by communicative locals, you’ll feel right at home in this lovely Airbnb.
Why We Love It: Stellar location and absolutely unbeatable price.
What Past Guests Have Said: “The place was exactly as described. Alfredo & Cynthia were very prompt answering the few questions we had. We needed more towels – they brought them right away. Any question asked was answered immediately. Great value!”
“This place is a great home base for exploring the city! We used the porch every night to sip beers and listen to sounds. It’s walkable to most places and super easy to take a cab/Uber/bus to explore further. Alfredo was very welcoming and responsive and provided filtered water, which we greatly appreciated! We would definitely come again!”
Loft 201 Best Location in the Romantic Zone
Type:Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Romantic Zone
For an intriguing stay in PV, check out this funky loft in the heart of the romantic zone. With a modern design and full of fun details, you’ll never want to leave this amazing Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta!
On the first floor of this apartment, you’ll find an open plan living area, dining table and kitchenette with all you’ll need for cooking during your stay. This space is incredible as there’s an entire wall made of windows to check out your new neighborhood.
Make your way up the stairs and you’ll find a bright Mexican mural and a massive bed nestled against an exposed brick wall.
Overall, this funky space is perfect for couples and even has its own rooftop with a fire pit, hammock, lounge area, and infinity pool.
Why We Love It: Unique loft with stellar amenities.
Polly’s Sunset-view Apartment
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1.5B)
Location: Next to Plaza Caracol
The ultimate sunset spot in Puerto Vallarta, Polly’s Apartment makes for a lovely stay if you’re looking for somewhere all to yourself. The apartment is modern and sparkling clean, with a comfy bed, fully functional kitchen, and an enchanting balcony for sunset. The property also has a shared rooftop pool, if you feel like kicking it around home for the day.
The apartment is near the beach and plenty of restaurants and bars, so you’ll be able to get wherever you want with ease.
Why We Love It: Can’t beat a balcony for sunset and a rooftop pool!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Great apartment in central location. The roof top pool is very nice and everything you need while on vacation. Host was super friendly and always looking out for anything we needed. Would definitely come back!”
“Nice place, well kept, close to things, great time.”
Zenith 601, 2 Balconies w/ Views
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 2B)
Location: Romantic Zone
If you’re looking for one of the best views in Puerto Vallarta, this apartment is definitely the spot to be. An Airbnb with exceptional style, this space looks out over the rolling mountains and expansive ocean.
With bright and plush interiors, this place exudes beach house vibes. There’s a comfy sectional, full kitchen, and a small dining table, in addition to the large bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and private balcony.
This apartment has lots of outdoor space to enjoy like the shared rooftop bar and lounge area, pool, fitness room, and grassy terrace with a view. For more privacy, there are two balconies off the apartment that are all yours.
Why We Love It: Romantic zone apartment with breathtaking views and top notch amenities.
Cool Mexican Comfort in Romantic Zone
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 2B)
Location: Romantic Zone
This colorful apartment in the Romantic Zone is a lively place to stay if you’re looking for a holiday home in Puerto Vallarta. With bright furniture and interesting art pieces, you’ll have a hard time tearing yourself away from this delightful space!
The living area and kitchen are spacious and modern with all that you could wish for on a vacation away from home. The bedroom is quite large with an ensuite bathroom, and a king size bed, wooden headboard and accent art piece.
You’ll be delighted to know that the rooftop has an infinity pool with unmatched views, along with a gym, bar, and plenty of hangout space.
Why We Love It: One of a kind apartment with a shared rooftop pool and lounge space.
Art House Belmar
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Location: Next to Cancha de Futbol
If you don’t mind being a little bit outside of Centro, Art House is an amazing Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta that offers a quiet stay in a lovely environment. The house is spacious with a patio full of plants and a gorgeous view. There’s a large living room and kitchen too and the house is full of art and antiques (hence the name)!
It’s in a gated area, so you’ll feel extra safe tucked away in your new home.
Why We Love It: Artsy stay with accommodating hosts in a quiet environment.
What Past Guests Have Said: “This is a wonderful apartment for those who would prefer living outside the hustle and bustle of Centro. My boyfriend and I enjoy walking and want to do more than just see tourist attractions when traveling, so this fit the bill perfectly. The walk to Centro is delightful, on cobblestone streets, past friendly neighbors, through the lovely and well used sports park, past galleries and into town. It is also extremely easy to catch a local bus for 10 pesos or to call an Uber. The apartment has options for cooling, has two clean and ample restrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a spacious deck with a view of the nearby lush hills. The bed is king sized and very comfortable. Maria Jose’s art collection is terrific. María José is a gracious hostess and met us personally upon arrival. We felt very well taken care of and highly recommend this apartment.”
Nayri Life & Spa 307
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1.5B)
Location:Romantic Zone Next to the Beach
If you’re hunting for an Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, Nayri Life & Spa will definitely do the trick. Located a stone’s throw away from the beach and in the middle of some of the best spots in town, you’ll have plenty to do on your luxurious vacation at this Airbnb.
It’s an entire apartment in a new building, with a full kitchen, cozy living area, laundry facilities, and a five-star bedroom. But best of all are the building’s amenities which include a rooftop deck with an infinity pool and remarkable views of PV, as well as a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and fully-equipped gym.
Why We Love It: Amazing location with luxurious amenities.
Casa Fiona – Pavilion 601
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 2B)
Steps away from the bustling nightlife of PV and a quick walk from the beach, Casa Fiona is the place to stay if you’re hoping to be in the middle of everything in Puerto Vallarta.
Set in a condominium complex, this Airbnb in Puerto Old Town is modern and full of life. With bright furnishings, balcony space, and a comfortable bedroom, you’ll never want to leave this place! There’s not one but two pool decks at this complex for you to use, and a gym to get your sweat on after a big night out.
Why We Love It: Recently renovated, with amazing views from the balcony and pool decks.
What Past Guests Have Said: “This place exceeded our expectations. It’s perfectly placed in the heart of the romantic zone with all the great food and beach close by. Anything you could want or need is there. The host is amazing and responds within minutes at all times of the day. He is very knowledgeable about the area and has good recommendations on what Vallarta has to offer. We love this newly built property enough to go back again soon!”
“Great spot! Beautiful loft with lots of space, loved the building amenities as well.”
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Large Balcony w/ Quick Access to Beach
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 3B)
If you’ve always wondered about the hype surrounding beachfront properties, you’ll totally understand it after a stay at this luxury condo. It has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and pretty much everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is state of the art and the terrace overlooks the ocean, so chef up some breakfast and head out to enjoy the views!
When you book this vacation home, you’ll also have access to the complex’s amenities like multiple beachfront pools, a full bar and restaurant, tennis courts, and a gym.
Why We Love It: Insane views and all the perks of a resort without the price.
Loft con hermosa vista al mar de Vallarta
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Location:Near Mirador Cerro de La Cruz
For the most stunning view of all time, this Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta is basically all windows. Looking out over the ocean, you can enjoy the most stunning sunsets of your life… right from bed!
You’ll have access to this entire loft with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, in addition to a lounge area and decent-sized kitchen. The loft is well stocked with everything you may need during your stay, from beach towels to a lime juicer for your margarita.
What more could you ask for on vacation?
Why We Love It: Potentially the best views in all of Puerto Vallarta.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Gorgeous space. The sunset will take your breath away”
“Awesome and great host, very cool spot with fantastic view”
“Amazing place highly recommended, very professional and very nice staff!”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Two words for you: ocean. views. Yes, this luxury VRBO in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone ocean views as far as the eye can see, and it is definitely what dreams are made of.
This apartment honestly has EVERYTHING! There’s a balcony to enjoy the views from, super plush beds and an enormous kitchen and living area. What’s more, you’ll be treated to three luxurious bathrooms and tasteful decor to round the place out.
The complex itself has an infinity pool overlooking the beach as well as a gym and BBQ area. What did I tell ya? What dreams are made of!
Why We Love It: Jacuzzi on the deck and ocean views from every single room.
Sayan Beach Beachfront Condo
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)
Location:End of Los Muertos Beach
Sitting high on the 4th floor above Los Muertos Beach, this Sayan Beach condo is a serviced apartment that combines comfort with luxury. There are three bedrooms and the master has an insane view overlooking the ocean. The shower is nothing short of magnificent with a rain showerhead and the balcony is massive, with modern furniture and views as far as the eye can see.
The building itself is basically a resort, with a gorgeous infinity pool, rooftop lounge, full bar and restaurant, firepit, and more.
PS: With this stay comes with a full concierge service!
Why We Love It: Beachfront location with luxury amenities.
Beach Front Three Bedroom Villa
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3.5B)
Headed down to PV with a small group of friends or family? This epic villa sits just on the beach just north of Puerto Vallarta and has enough room to host up to six guests. Each room in the villa overlooks the beach and there’s a large backyard and kid-friendly pool to enjoy, too.
In addition to the lovely beach house vibes, this villa comes complete with a cleaning person who comes six days a week (never worry about towels or doing the dishes!) and is just a quick walk from the center of Bucerias.
Why We Love It: Beach house vibes in a quieter area of PV.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Jack’s home is delightful and one you will never forget. Jack was welcoming, very responsive and a pleasure from the start of our communicating. The ocean welcomes you every morning and the plants and surroundings are lovely! Jack’s staff is great and a great support for ensuring a relaxing time. Bucerias is a unique place but after staying here you will have once in a lifetime memories!”
“My family had a wonderful stay! The house is clean and the location right on the sand can’t be beat! I would definitely stay here again!”
Type: Entire Home (5BR, 4.5B)
Location:Near Camarones Beach
A super colorful three-story house, Casa Isacamil is an awesome Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta. Great for larger groups, this stay can accommodate up to 12 people across five bedrooms.
The house is quite contemporary, full of bright artwork, and was recently built, with a large (heated) infinity pool on the roof overlooking the city, ocean, and mountains. There are both outdoor and indoor dining spaces, a full kitchen, posh bedrooms, and modern bathrooms.
You’re bound to see some stunning sunsets during your stay here and will be able to walk wherever you’re hoping to go.
Why We Love It: Beautifully designed, with an unbeatable rooftop pool.
Type: Entire Home (7BR, 6.5B)
Location:Near Garza Blanca Beach
Live out your mansion dreams in this Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta. It’s a little further south from Centro, but is only a quick drive away from all of the nightlife. This villa is situated in a gated community five minutes from Garza Blanca Beach and offers panoramic views of the lush surroundings.
In addition to the seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, this villa comes complete with an entire staff, including a chef, cook, barman, and cleaning crew.
Featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas, a massive infinity pool, and even an elevator, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay for large groups (sleeps up to 16 guests).
Why We Love It:All around five-star experience.
Puerto Vallarta has some exceptionally dreamy Airbnbs, and the most amazing part is they don’t all cost a fortune! Whether you’re on a tight budget or don’t mind a splurge, you’ll be able to find a gorgeous Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
For more on traveling to Mexico, check out our Mexico travel tips!
Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta
Looking for ideas on what to do in Puerto Vallarta during your time there? Check out some of these local experiences in the area that we recommend.
Packing for Your Airbnb
Before you take off for your trip, check out our Beach Packing List to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important!