6 Urban & Artsy Airbnbs in Vancouver, British Columbia

Posted by
Brittany Varano
October 02, 2020
Updated March 18, 2022

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Boasting mountain views, ocean access, and a vibrant city atmosphere, it’s not hard to see why city dwellers and outdoorsy folk alike love Vancouver.

Dubbed one of the most livable places in the world, Vancouver, in Canada’s British Columbia, is a concrete paradise that has it all. Take your pick from the long list of incredible things to do in Vancouver, like hiking and whale watching in the summer or skiing and browsing Christmas markets in the winter.

Because the city is on a peninsula with Pacific Ocean on one side North Shore Mountains on the other, it has a unique geography and climate unlike the rest of the country.

It not surprising that a city so artsy and naturally beautiful would have Airbnb options that are effortlessly charming and immaculately decorated. Vancouver Airbnb rentals run the gamut from small and modern to sprawling and luxurious.

With such a long list of fabulous places to choose from, it doesn’t matter if you stay in the heart of the city or a quieter neighborhood — you’ll love wherever you pick. So before you pack your bags, check out this list of the best Vancouver Airbnbs to help make your trip as perfect as can be.

Related Read: 10 Swanky Downtown Airbnbs in Victoria, British Columbia

1. Chic Hideout

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Why you should stay: Garden-level guest suite with a sunny patio in a quiet neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $114/night

This chic hideout outside of the city center is a lovely private suite attached to a quaint grey home with a welcoming red door. You’ll walk through a sunny patio on your way to the suite’s entrance, perfect for your morning cup of joe or laid-back evenings spent sipping wine and planning the next day’s activities.

The guest house’s interior boasts calming tones of grey and blue, as well as a cozy living room with a flat-screen T.V. The two bedrooms have memory foam mattresses, and the house is immaculately clean.

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2. Hummingbird Beach Sanctuary

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Why you should stay: Take in ocean views at a fun townhouse within walking distance of Granville Island.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $187/night

The Hummingbird Beach Sanctuary is one of the best Vancouver Airbnbs for anyone who wants to stay by the water. The quirky, Bohemian-esque townhouse is filled with colorful decorations and cozy furniture; you’ll immediately feel welcome. This home’s unique layout includes two bedrooms, an indoor fireplace, a garden patio, a balcony, and skylights, spread across three floors.

From the property, you can walk to the Kitsilano neighborhood’s upscale shopping and popular local joints. The ocean is just a few blocks away, too, and you’ll have great views of the English Bay from the upstairs balcony.

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3. Beachfront Basement

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Why you should stay: The best affordable Vancouver Airbnb for beach bums who want to soak up the sun

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $57/night

Enjoy the comforts of this beachfront basement with unique decor and a kitchenette complete with a coffee maker, mini-fridge, toaster oven, and everything you need for some light cooking. The suite has one bedroom with a separate living space. Though it’s the lower level, it still feels exceptionally bright and airy.

Some of the best amenities in this vacation rental are the outdoor private hot tub and the full bathroom with a steam shower so you can live out your spa fantasies. From the property, Spanish Banks Beach and Jericho Beach are just a few blocks away, which make up one of the longest stretches of sand found in the city. There’s also a sunny patio perfect for soaking up the sun.

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4. Historic Home on the Drive

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Why you should stay: A newly renovated suite with luxury touches just a few blocks from public transportation.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $104/night

Vintage architectural touches await at this historic suite where a wood-framed dining nook and exposed brick wall compliment the stark white walls and modern furnishings. This recently renovated one-bedroom guesthouse is perfect for any traveling duo and has the feel of a lux resort without the matching price tag.

The host provides amenities like fresh coffee and luxury bath products for use in the rain shower. This Vancouver Airbnb is in the Commercial Drive neighborhood, where you’ll find Little Italy and the Vancouver Skytrain.

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5. Vintage Guest Loft

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Why you should stay: Pet-friendly loft in a historical building with vintage touches.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $134/night

Enjoy the convenience of staying in the hip neighborhood of Gastown in this lovely vintage guest loft. This is one of the trendiest Vancouver Airbnbs, with eye-catching exposed brick, wooden beams, and eclectic antique touches, offering guests a charming home base for seeing the city. It looks a lot like the type of converted loft space you’d expect to find in Manhattan or Austin.

The apartment is an open-concept studio with a sectioned-off bedroom and a spacious common area. Cook up a meal in the full kitchen, then retire to the sofa to relax in a space continually bathed in natural light.

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6. Downtown Loft

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Why you should stay: Sparkling clean, modern loft with an incredible view overlooking the city.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $98

Stay in the heart of downtown Vancouver within walking distance to English Bay in this chic downtown loft. Sparkling white surfaces act as the backdrop for minimalistic furnishings, wood floors, and neutral tones — the home has a very modern, urban vibe.

In the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows let in the morning sunshine and beautiful city views. In the loft, the plush queen bed is the perfect spot to snooze after a night out on the town.

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