Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals On Bantayan Island, Philippines - Updated 2022

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Trina Joy Cassey
Trina Joy Cassey 

Found in the west of Cebu, Bantayan Island is a breathtaking coastal paradise in the Visayan region of the Philippines. Compared to world-renowned summer destinations in the Pearl of the Orient, such as Boracay, El Nido, and Siargao, Bantayan Island is less popular and less trafficked - but that doesn’t mean it’s less enchanting. The lack of ultramodern establishments on the island makes it a fantastic destination to really reconnect with nature and forget about the contemporary world. Bantayan Island boasts beaches with powdery white sands and turquoise-blue waters. Here, you’ll find Sandira Beach, Sillon Island, Hilantagaan Island, and the idyllic Omagieca Obo-ob Mangrove Garden, which was featured in a recent Filipino film. To help you with your accommodation needs, browse through this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals on Bantayan Island, the Philippines.

1. Modern vacation rental for 10 (from USD 98)

While vacationing in a paradise like Bantayan Island, you deserve a comfortable and convenient accommodation that connects you to Mother Earth. This seafront vacation rental is one of the best holiday havens in the town of Santa Fe. It is a two-story cliffside townhouse packed with three bedrooms and three baths, comfortable for a big group of guests. It has a kitchen that allows you to prepare your daily meals, a dining area, and a sunny living room. When not lounging in the living room, watching TV, or surfing the net, you can spend your lazy afternoons on the terrace while admiring the turquoise-dominated sceneries.

Pearl of Santa Fe, Bantyan. Unit # 1
46 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities (extra beds fresh towels complete kitchenware kayak port pick-up etc
room 1 is very clean very spacious
clean stylish comfy beds and in a great location
the staffs are great
the host is very responsive and their staff is accommodating
the care takers were great and accommodating
great place and great host
sabal is a very attentive host and we would definitely stay there again
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2. Studio dwelling with outdoor pool (from USD 57)

Santa Fe, one of the dreamiest towns on Bantayan Island, is not only a destination for people mending their broken hearts but is also a place for lovebirds to make memories. For couples, and even solo wanderers on a soul-searching adventure, looking for a lovely dwelling in Santa Fe, this studio Airbnb with a cool and airy ambiance might pique your interest. You and your travel buddy will surely find comfort cuddling in your queen-size bed. Prepare meals in the kitchen or check out the nearby eateries. The beach right in front of the house will tempt you with a refreshing swim every morning, as well as the outdoor pool, which is just a few steps away from your little haven.

Serene Bungalow @Azalea Garden
Santa Fe, Central Visayas, Philippines
41 reviews Superhost
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were insane and you can see the sea from the apartment windows which was super special
the room matches perfectly with the annonce and photos
the room was pretty great with private pool
nice pool and the room has everything you need
i like a bathroom and big comfortable bad
a good value & clean with fresh ocean breezes
the bungalow was clean comfortable and well-appointed and right next to a sparkling swimming pool
it's clean spacious has a kitchen with all necessary things
her staff were also very helpful and kind and they made us feel welcome and right at home
the caretaker was very accommodating and helpful
irene & roger were very friendly & helpful
the staff is very helpful in any case
grace is surely a generous and very hospitable host and also the staff is very kindly
the ideal spot if you’re hoping to chill and relax in a quieter location
good communication location and room
it was about a 15min walk to the stunningly beautiful paradise beach which was aptly named
the location is quiet with a nice view
it is a perfect place for relaxing holiday
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3. Cozy summer house (from USD 163)

Imagine swimming in refreshing waters, collecting seashells at the shore, and playing frisbee with your friends with nature as the backdrop. These dreamy scenarios are possible when you stay in this cozy summer house, nestled a minute away from the beach. It is a laid-back haven with an open design, featuring two bedrooms, an outdoor kitchenette, and a cool and airy cabana. A group of up to 12 guests will find this carefree home comfortable. Plus, WiFi is available on the property, and you can take as many souvenir pictures as you like.

Cozy Bantayan Summerhouse in Santa Fe nrBeach wifi
Bayan ng Santa Fe, Gitnang Kabisayaan, Philippines
13 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 7 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
jelly johanne's caretaker lives next door and was very helpful
we were six travellers and johanne was kind enough to accommodate an extra guest for a minimal cost
awesome place clean and spacious owner is very kind and hospitable
we chose this place for its location (a hundred steps from the beach) and its great outdoor space
the place is very secure and it’s just less than a minute walk to the beach
we had a great time staying in this place
i recommend this place for travelers who are on a budget because you can cook your own meals
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4. Superb accommodation near the beach (from USD 36)

If you are looking for a fantastic holiday haven on Bantayan Island that will level up your vacation experience, this Airbnb vacation rental might pique your interest. It is a studio abode that welcomes up to four guests. It is complete with home amenities, including a bedroom, three beds in total, and a clean private bathroom. It also comes with an outdoor kitchen with barbecue facilities, where you can prepare your grilled meals. Plus, it has an outdoor pool waiting for guests. The best part? This accommodation sits 100 meters (109 yards) from the beach, which excites nature-loving tourists.

Studio type house beside the pool OKOY GUEST HOUSE
Bayan ng Santa Fe, Gitnang Kabisayaan, Philippines
17 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

5. Guesthouse with pool access (from USD 44)

Most accommodations in Santa Fe are affordable, giving guests a bang for their buck. If you are looking for a retreat that’s budget-friendly and convenient at the same time, this guesthouse might just be the right one for you. It is bright, clean, and well-equipped, boasting two comfortable bedrooms and a tiled private bathroom. Additionally, it is equipped with a spacious kitchen and a dining area. Outside, a swimming pool awaits guests, and it is popular among kids. The best part? the beach is within walking distance.

2 connecting room, pool view. OKOY GUEST HOUSE
Santa Fe, Central Visayas, Philippines
67 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi signal is also strong
the house is clean and well organized
the place is good and clean
great host very clean and comfortable apartment good amenities
her place is perfect it's clean spacious and enjoyable
the place was very clean and the child-friendly swimming pool was a favourite place for the kids
awesome host awesome place awesome service
staff are so accommodating and helpful
she is helpful and thoughtful host too
i highly recommend this host
great quiet place hospitable hosts
the place was nice and ideal for family
i will definitely choose to stay the same place on my next visit
hope to return on this place
a good place to stay for family of 6
we really enjoyed our stay and we’ll definitely book this place again in the future
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6. Apartment near the town center and the beach (from USD 23)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a cozy haven to go home to for tourists who prefer accommodations close to the city center, and at the same time near the beach. It offers guests the best of both worlds. Built in 2018, it features modern furnishings. Two apartments are available for rent, and each one has a bedroom with a double bed, a lounge space, a kitchen with cooking essentials, a dining table, and a terrace where guests can relax while watching the hustle and bustle of the area. WiFi access is complimentary to guests.

Juanita Wengelin Rm Rentals Rm Nr.2 Saagundo st.
Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines
44 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed our stay there we were just hoping the wifi was strong enough to reach our bedroom
expect a clean and comfy place to stay
above all the clean point is outstanding
the host is very responsive to our queries
we really appreciate stellan being a good host
ate josephine was very kind and hospitable
when we arrived the host guided us to follow the safety protocols
the host is responsive and its location is really great
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7. Peaceful beach apartment (from USD 49)

Are you up for some adventure on Bantayan Island? If so, you need a vacation rental that will bring you closer to the sea. This Airbnb is a simple yet cozy apartment found steps away from the beach, affording the house with breathtaking sceneries and the melodic sound of the waves crashing against the shore. The beach area is private to guests, so you don’t have to worry about it getting too crowded with tourists. In terms of amenities, this townhouse features a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a tiled bathroom, and a kitchen with lots of counter space. WiFi and parking are complimentary to guests.

Peaceful beach apartment on private residence
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the place is big clean and so peaceful
beautiful house nice area clean room
the apartment was very clean and spacious with a huge private outside space and beautiful garden
the host was wonderful helped with all the enquires
they are very friendly
ruth was very friendly considerate and welcoming
the location was perfect for us really enjoyed the quietness and the own beach
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8. Charming apartment with a rooftop deck (from USD 66)

This family house is both comfortable and convenient. It is perfect for big groups as it can fit 12 guests in 3 bedrooms. The fully furnished two-story accommodation houses all the comforts of a typical home. Apart from comfortable rooms with a total of four beds, it has a kitchen with a refrigerator and a dining set, an open living space, and two clean baths. WiFi is available as well. One of the best features of this apartment is its rooftop, where you can marvel at the sea views. This location is a minute away from the beach, and it is well-trafficked by tricycles.

DJL House Homestay -Bantayan Island
Bantayan, Central Visayas, Philippines
80 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a comfortable stay
we utilized the kitchen very well we bought some seafoods and cooked it for dinner
place was nice and clean
the place is very clean
this place is highly recommended affordable clean and spacious
the bed was super comfy and clean
although the place was a bit far the house was very clean and have everyrhing that we needed
the host was very polite and gracious
the caretaker was very helpful
cecil was very helpful and accomodating
cecil your care taker was also very helpful and accommodating
the caretaker was very accommodating and friendly too
the place is quite far from the tourist spots but our stay was great
would definitely come back at the place
a very relaxing stay in a quiet and quaint neighborhood
great exeperience the place is big perfect for a big group
the house is a great place for a big group of people
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9. Fully furnished retreat with sea views (from USD 33)

Experience a comfortable, worry-free, and blissful holiday on Bantayan Island when you stay in this fully furnished tiny house. You can share it with two of your best buds as it welcomes three guests. It is conveniently within walking distance from the beach, affording guests breathtaking nature views and a delightful coastal atmosphere that will make them want to extend their holiday. This cream-colored rental houses a bedroom with two beds, a kitchen with cookware and cutlery, a private bathroom, and a patio with seating space.

The Ivory Castle's small house
Santa Fe, Central Visayas, Philippines
12 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it's a beautiful place
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10. Superb guesthouse with a large kitchen

This Airbnb vacation rental is a spacious guesthouse that can accommodate up to 16 guests, perfect for big families and groups of friends. You and your vacation buddies will surely have a comfortable and relaxing stay, sharing three bedrooms, four beds, and two clean baths. Apart from those, this rental comes with a bright and cozy living room with rustic furniture, a sunny kitchen with a breakfast counter and a dining set, and free parking on the premises. The town center, the beach, and the bustling MJ Square are all close to this location.

Rizas Guesthouse
Santa Fe, Central Visayas, Philippines
10 reviews
Entire home 4 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
the place was clean when we arrived
the house was also very clean overall
house is clean with complete amenities
and yeah the house is very clean and organized
riza the host was responsive with our requests thank you riza
the place is way much better than i expected and the host is very responsive understanding and kind
the people in the island are very hospitable and you can see them smiling everywhere
what i liked about the place was the kitchen
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A breathtaking paradise

Bantayan Island is a breathtaking paradise for beach-goers and seafood-lovers. If you are the type of person who is not fond of crowded beaches and highly active resorts, this island is the place for you. It will treat you to gorgeous bodies of water, powdery white sand, magical sunsets, and delicious and inexpensive seafood specialties. Come to Bantayan Island and experience the best that nature has to offer.

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Trina is a preschool teacher, a working mom of a four-year-old girl, and a happy wife of an analyst programmer who loves to sing, cook, write and travel. She believes that travel is one of the best...Read more

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