From tree houses in the rainforest to fabulous villas by the sea, Puerto Rico — with its lush mountains and aqua-blue ocean — offers a diversity of Airbnb options, whether for couples seeking alone time and romance, or full-on family reunions, complete with grandma. A few of our favorites:
Seaside Villa in Guanica
This stunning seaside villa in the middle of Guanica’s dry forest offers an enchanting and luxuriously peaceful escape. With five bedrooms, a dining table for ten, an open floor plan, and an infinity pool that stretches for days, the vibe feels more like an upscale resort. Even yoga, massages, surfing lessons, and a private chef are effortlessly arranged.
Rainforest Retreat in El Yunque
Tucked in the lush El Yunque rainforest — with its dense flora, rolling mountains and ocean views — this upscale, remote hideaway is a modernist dream. Think clean lines, lime-wash walls, custom concrete and wood furniture, designer pieces, and even floral arrangements by artist Marcos Toledo. Other standouts include the brutalist-style bathroom, heated salt water pool, expansive deck, and fire pit.
Luxury Oceanfront in Jobos Beach
The ocean calls from virtually every room of this luxury oceanfront Airbnb. Modern, with bright decor, and an open floor plan, sip coffee from the bedroom terraces; savor the views from the kitchen, living room, and rooftop decks. The centerpiece, of course, is the pool — and beach. Sip a cocktail under one of the poolside umbrellas before heading over the sand dune to the Atlantic.
Forest Stay in Caguas
Contemporary, airy, and perfect for nature lovers, this luxury house in the middle of the forest blends traditional island materials —doors and windows made of capa prieta (a local hardwood); the entrance way from reddish-orange laja (slate quarried from the island’s north coast). Set on the crest of a lushly landscaped hill, the home comes with two bedrooms and baths, a spa room with sauna, a spectacular elongated heated pool, a billiard and bar, and even its own helipad.
Minimalist Luxury by the Sea in Rio Grande
Beachfront and just steps from the water, this minimalist Las Picuas home can accommodate the entire family. Only 10 minutes from the rainforest, it is also the perfect launchpad for jungle hiking and waterfall adventures. Loaded with floor-to-ceiling windows, enjoy fabulous sea views, sunrises, and languishing days by the pool.
Jungle Treehouse in Ciales
Set in the jungle, deep in the limestone canyons of Ciales, this architectural marvel — a treehouse for adults — is made of wood, steel, and metal. Set on 150 acres, the house was designed to immerse in nature and reset circadian rhythms. The birdsong is loud; the absence of mosquitos, sweet. Do rent a 4×4 to drive the whole way up to the house; otherwise park and walk – muck shoes recommended.
High-Glam Shipping Container in Aguada
If a high-glam converted shipping container is more your style, don’t miss this stunning two-bedroom, two-bath home, featuring full-glass windows and views from every turn. From the master bedroom, take in views of the west coast and beach; from the kitchen and living room, enjoy the 40-foot glass windows leading to the patio, infinity pool. We especially love the outdoor shower, covered by natural bamboo for ultimate privacy.
Sea-to-Mountain Views in Juana Diaz
This serene modern home, with chef’s kitchen and smart appliances, looks out to the Caribbean sea (toward La Guancha and Santa Isabel) and mountains (Cordillera Central). Interiors are done in a neutral,creamy palette, while the master bedroom comes with glassed windows leading out to a deck. The wow-factor, however, comes in the heated infinity pool — perfect for watching the sunset.
Oasis in Condado
Located in the hip San Juan neighborhood of Condado, this 3-story, 8-bedroom Airbnb is the perfect beach house, especially for large groups. Accommodating up to 16, the house’s neutral white palette and breezy beach feel make it popular for destination weddings, wedding party gatherings and pre-wedding bachelorette excursions.
Nearby: For a more urban, high-rise feel (and fewer guests), try this spacious two-bedroom apartment which spans the entire floor and offers views of Condado Lagoon. Modern and airy, the apartment offers a crisp white decor with lots of artwork and cool lighting fixtures, and is within walking distance of San Juan’s best restaurants, bars, parks, museums, and the beach.
Mountain Sanctuary for Two in Villalba
Watch the sunset from your bed at this luxurious mountain sanctuary in the interior of the island. Hang in the netted hammock seemingly suspended from air, dip into one of the outdoor tubs, and completely relish the outdoor space (which is pretty much the entire house). The chic outdoor seating area is actually the living room; a covered area, the outdoor kitchen; even the rainshower is outdoors. Only the bedroom is ‘walled in,’ but comes with picturesque mountain views.