12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Updated 2023

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Dubbed the “friendly city,” Port Elizabeth, South Africa is a city that exudes a relaxed atmosphere and attracts visitors in search of an opportunity to log off from the busyness of their everyday activities. With so many things to do and world-class amenities, it’s hard to think of why you wouldn’t want to go. Along with activities to keep visitors busy, Port Elizabeth offers a myriad of the best places to stay suited to travellers’ needs. However, if you are looking for unique and quirky experiences, then Port Elizabeth boasts an array of options, from a tree top accommodation to a farm-style apartment. Read this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

1. Stunning beachfront villa with an outdoor pool (from USD 137)

This beautifully-designed beachfront villa is the perfect getaway for travelers seeking comfort, luxury, and stunning ocean views. There is a high-definition TV with standard cable, premium cable, and Netflix, ensuring you can access all your favorite shows and movies.

Stay connected with Wi-Fi, allowing you to easily share your photos and experiences with friends and family back home. The property offers a travel crib, high chair, children’s dinnerware, and window guards for families with young children, ensuring their safety and comfort. The bathtub is also perfect for having some privacy and unwinding.

Outside, the patio with an outdoor dining area is perfect for al fresco meals. Meanwhile, the private outdoor pool is ideal for soaking in the sun. Enjoy grilling up your favorite meals with the provided grill. Free parking is available, ensuring a safe and convenient place for guests’ vehicles.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
6.89 km (4.3 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
166 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful tranquil space open yet cozy
everything was spotlessly clean and well equiped
clean and is in a quiet area and the ocean is close
the accommodation was spacious beautiful and clean
well equipped clean home with a stunning location
amazing nice view and very clean house
tanya & ros are excellent hosts they were most welcoming and helpful throughout our stay
overall amazing hosts place and time
house is lovely and tanya is an amazing host
tanya was an excellent host and stayed in regular contact to make sure we were comfortable
they are very attentive and very informative and overall just superb hosts
beautiful location for family
the house is very beautiful and the location is superb
well kept house in a beautiful location
you’ll enjoy the location and the comfort of the house as well
their home provided an amazing location for our family holiday right on the beachfront
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2. Serene cottage with a spacious deck (from USD 42)

This charming cottage in the heart of a lush forest is the perfect retreat for nature lovers. The spacious deck, with its outdoor dining area and comfortable loungers, is ideal for al fresco dining, lounging, and enjoying the refreshing scenery. A wall-mounted TV allows you to catch up on your favorite shows while unwinding after a day of exploring.

If you’re traveling with children, the property has a crib, books, and toys. There’s a grill for your barbecue and a fire pit for quality time. For those hot days, a shared outdoor pool is just a few steps away, where you can take a refreshing dip or sunbathe on a poolside lounger.

If you’re looking for a beach getaway, you’re in luck because this home is nearby Sardinia Bay Beach and comes fully equipped with beach essentials such as towels, an umbrella, a beach blanket, and snorkeling gear.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
10.55 km (6.6 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
494 reviews   Wifi Available
Barn 4 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
rooms were neat and clean
we really enjoyed our stay the place was well equiped clean and neat
host was helpful and accommodative
the host was amazing and very quick to help and respond
amazing place amazing host and so helpful and made us feel right at home
amazing place with an amazing host
very peaceful place and the hosts are super nice
great place to get away from the rush of life awesome accommodation and great location
great place with outdoor terrace right in the middle of the forest
amazing location and great host
we would definitely recommend this place
comfortable and rustic place just outside pe
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3. The Red Shed (from USD 91)

If you’re in search of a bucolic experience with a tough modern edge, head to the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where you will find The Red Shed. Set on a working dairy farm, enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and the many activities and amenities in close proximity of the accommodation. Guest have an array of opportunities to explore the surroundings, from a peaceful walk to the local cafes and restaurants to a blissful cycle to the beach. The Red Shed features a well-equipped kitchen, open plan bedrooms and even an indoor “braai” area. The Red Shed caters to all ages, and guests have access to the trampoline, swimming pool, and tennis court. The glass structure and design of the house allows natural light to enter. The Red Shed is where the countryside meets modern sophistication.

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Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
11.79 km (7.4 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
310 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 13 Beds 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is good wifi
the inside braai is a nice touch and can be used as a nice heater during colder evenings
what a lovely airbnb with all amenities and facilities for a great weekend away
the indoor braai and pool table kept us entertained for hours
it is incredibly comfortable judy has paid attention to so many details
beautiful setting very clean and tidy
the house is amazing clean and comfortable
everything was clean and the communication was great we recommend judy’s place to everyone
super clean and tidy definitely a recommendation
unique accommodation very modern and spacious very clean
the surrounding farm is very peaceful and judy was a wonderful host
amazing place the host was very lovely and helpful
ik can recommend the red shed to everybody specially with a host like judy
judy is a wonderful host
friendly and efficient host
beautiful place close to the beach
staylish and located in a beautiful place
nice house close to port elizabeth enjoyed the stay
we visited addo park which was great
a nice walk to the beach is invigorating
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4. Tree Tops (from USD 50)

Fancy living like Tarzan and Jane without the discomfort? Book a room at Tree Top, a tree house experience with a difference. This rental accommodation in Port Elizabeth has an open plan set up that allows for the cool breeze to filter through the room, keeping the sleeping area fresh and airy. Wake up to the greenery of the indigenous garden and the twitter of the local birds. Within close proximity of the airport, guests have access to the many eateries situated near Tree Top. Climb the stone stairs to your secluded room offering stunning views from the deck.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
21.35 km (13.3 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bed furnishings and tea/coffee facilities a lovely touch
it was relaxing and comfortable with excellent views
the room itself is large beautifully decorated and has stunning views
the room is beautiful and better than what we expected plus it has amazing views
the room with huge sliding doors looks out onto a magnificent garden
very stylish & clean
it is immaculately clean beautifully decorated and a truly unique space
the place was spotlessly clean and beautiful and we found some good restaurants not that far away
the room was clean well furnished and had a really nice shower there is a covered parking
the room is very spacious ad well appointed
fiona is a great host
fiona is welcoming and a great host
fiona is the perfect host: friendly welcoming and very helpful
fiona and john are charming wonderful hosts
fiona is a very nice and helpful host
this location is amazing just book it
all while being central to everything cool and hip in pe
the location is sooo good
location was great and the place was easily accessible
fionas place is really amazing
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5. Seaside Apartment (from USD 59)

Wake up to the sound of crashing waves from this splendid apartment. This apartment’s selling point is that it is situated right on the beach with the blue waters of the Indian Ocean as your backdrop. The apartment is fully equipped with all the essential appliances and each room is designed to complement the open and airy atmosphere of the apartment. Sink into the ultra-comfortable bed and watch the worries of your everyday disappear, or relax by the poolside in the afternoon sun. This is the perfect location just to go offline and relax.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
29.22 km (18.2 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
553 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a great property with amazing views of table mountain and the sunset
a great beautiful comfortable apartment with the best views with the most convenient location in pe
the very comfortable beds and quality bed linens guarantee a good night's rest
the beds are very good quality and very comfortable and the bathrooms were immaculate
great apartment we had everything we needed including a fabulous book of places to visit
very clean & comfortable accommodation
the apartment is beautiful and sparkling clean
the house was sparkling clean
was very clean and tidy and check in was a breeze
it was clean and comfortable with an easy check in facility
micheal is a perfect host
the owners are warm kind and very professional constantly making you feel comfortable
micheal and his wife are super hosts and make the stay enjoyable
host is very friendly and responds quickly to any queries you may have
it is also decently baby friendly with a nice outside lawn for kids to run on
the location is perfect
lovely location walking distance to many great adventures
fantastic location well presented secure apartment
great apartment in an awesome location
shopping mall close by and so are many good restaurants
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6. Dream apartment by the sea (from USD 63)

Enjoy pristine views of the Indian Ocean from the balcony of this charming apartment by the sea. This cheap Airbnb in Port Elizabeth has each room stylishly designed to perfection to give guests a home away from home experience. Frolic in the turquoise blue waters of the pool or enjoy a relaxed walk on the beach with the warm sand beneath your feet. The apartment is fully furnished with all the essentials and guests have access to Wi-Fi and Netflix.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
29.23 km (18.2 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
578 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is super quick;beautiful sea facing views
comfortable home with a beautiful sea view
beautiful apartment great views we had a lovely stay
our boys enjoyed the pool wifi books and netflix
lovely apartment with amazing sea views
very clean and beautiful apartment
clean and beautiful very safe
very clean and had everything you need
scenic clean stylish secure and comfortable
very beautiful and clean apartment in a very lovely complex
can recommend this host
very helpful and nice host
the host is friendly and always in touch
michael was a great host and i would recommend his place any time
host michael was easy to communicate with
perfect location close to everything
beautiful place location is amazing
great location next to the beach
beautiful condo in the best location
michael ‘s place is in the ideal beach front location in pe and nicely decorated
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7. Modern loft apartment (from USD 47)

Located in a prime location, this Airbnb apartment in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, is perfect for the traveller in search of comfort and tranquillity while enjoying a city break. Just 2 km (1.2 mi) from the airport, guests can experience the buzz of the local people at one of the local restaurants or shopping malls, which are within walking distance of the apartment. This apartment offers guests an open plan living area and kitchen fully stocked with cooking and eating utensils. In the living area, the sliding door opens into a private garden where guest can spend their afternoons or enjoy a coffee in the morning.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
21.38 km (13.3 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
311 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and a couple of bonus features including netflix and free wifi
fab and comfy little loft well fitted out with netflix and wifi
this loft apartment is perfect for a couple or a single person for that matter
this is a must stay place that is extremely well equipped and comfortable with
a very clean and stylish place
unit was clean and modern and well equipped
a comfortable modern and clean loft apartment
the loft is super clean and cozy
secure and clean surroundings
she is a friendly host
thank you to the lovely host for her friendliness
the host communicated very well and ensured everything we needed was arranged
she is a lovely friendly hostess that makes sure you are happy and comfortable
the host is extremely kind and considerate and was willing to adapt to our specific traveling times
good stay with a central location
safe and secure and close to shops
the location is very secure and we felt safe
had such a lovely stay location very central
very central and close to lots of great restaurants
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8. Modern loft apartment (from USD 50)

This apartment is suitable for the solo traveller, business traveller, or simply individuals in search of a brief respite from their daily routine. This Airbnb property in Port Elizabeth provides all the essentials and a little more to ensure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. From the private gardens to the open plan living area, guests will find it hard to leave following their stay.

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Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
21.9 km (13.7 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
297 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi smart tv and netflix a plus
a remote operated fan in the bedroom as it can get warm at night
we loved the comfortable bed secure parking in the premises
the space is super stylish and comfortable
the beds were very comfortable
very clean and modern apartment
modern beautiful and clean apartment
everything was clean and fresh
the house was clean and beautiful
very clean and modern apartment with safe parking
thank you to a very thoughtful host
great space and wonderful host
great host great place
amazing space and great host
the hosts are friendly and respond very quickly
charming apartment in a great location
this is a beautiful and greatly located place
beautiful loft in a prime location near fantastic restaurants
great location as it is in close proximity to dining places activities and the beach
perfect and modern apartment great central location
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9. The Pearl (from USD 118)

Watch the warm hues of the morning sun kiss your skin or take a bubble bath with spectacular views from this Modern Villa. The villa boasts splendid views of the Indian Ocean from the deck where guests can enjoy warm afternoons sipping on sundowners. The villa is tastefully designed and can host a large family group in search of a family getaway. The kitchen is stocked with state of the art appliances and utensils. So, grab your loved ones and head on an unforgettable experience.

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Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
6.92 km (4.3 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony is a great place to have breakfast and enjoy the fresh ocean air
beds are comfortable and so is the couch
dining room along with the living room has a fantastic view of the ocean
each room comes with its own bathroom so definitely suitable house for bigger groups
very clean and spacious
the house is clean and 'homely'
a very clean home with more than adequate space for a large family
it is very easy to live in and keep clean after a busy day out
neat and clean with a great view
friendly and helpful host
great hosts and excellent experience
they were very helpful
tanya is ver good host
tanya was an excellent host and quick to answer any questions
we enjoyed the close proximity to the sea and the tranquility of the neighborhood
the neighbourhood is peaceful and the neighbours are friendly
pity we could stay only for a night but would definitely recommend this place to others
definitely must see very beautiful place
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10. Hopewell House 4

For a rustic stay with modern finesse, book a stay at the Hopewell House. Situated on a nature reserve at the Hopewell Estate, Hopewell House offers unrivalled views of the lush and serene natural environment and is a perfect spot to escape the busyness of city life. Soak up the serenity of the nature reserve from the comfort of the living area or wake up to the sounds of nature from the bed. The modern furnishings lend to the luxurious and authentic ambiance. On the estate, guests have access to the nature reserve, boasting indigenous bucks, and bird watchers can enjoy the 160 different species of birds at the reserve. Mountain bike enthusiasts can explore the terrains of the reserve, while nature lovers can admire the peacefulness on one of the hiking trails or on horseback. End your day with a scrumptious dinner at the restaurant located on the estate.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
7.32 km (4.6 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
59 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable beds were the icing on the cake
the house is magnificent with beautiful views from all rooms of the natural surroundings
the house itself is beautifully decorated and features the most amazing views of the reserve from every room
beautifully designed warm and comfortable home away from it all out into nature
it was very clean and tidy
house was lovely and clean and just as the pictures show
loads of space exceptionally clean spectacular beds beautiful view
lovely place and great hosts
pieter’s was a great host
geran was a great host and put in extra effort to make us feel welcome
very quiet and relaxing with great hosts
i would absolutely recommend the place and the hosts
excellent house in amazing location
amazing location and a wonderful modern house
what a wonderful stay we had at this stunning location
the house we stayed in was absolutely magical location and comfort were top
very quiet and peaceful place in a beautiful landscape
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11. Bliss by the ocean

As the name suggests, Bliss is the perfect accommodation for beach lovers and guests in search of a tranquil escape from their everyday lives. Guests have access to Pollock Beach, where they can watch the sun rise or enjoy afternoon walks. Bliss offers comfortable accommodation with unrivalled views and free Wi-Fi. The world-famous Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World is walking distance from the accommodation.

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12. Contemporary beach apartment

If you’re in search of an apartment accommodation that is close to the buzz of the city, then be sure to book this apartment. Within walking distance of the promenade and vibrant nightlife, this apartment provides guests with a contemporary modern living option. The apartment is intricately designed and allows the natural light to seep through, creating a calm and tranquil escape. Take a stroll to King Beach, where you can take a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or watch the sky come alive with technicolour kites from local kite surfers.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
26.38 km (16.4 mi) from Apiarista Bee Farm
113 reviews  
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is like it looks on the photos
it has great wifi access via fibre :)
this price includes more than a nice look something like toilet paper and other basic necessities
there's no tv but that's not a problem if you're an outdoors person
would be very comfortable for 4
gorgeous place clean and spacious
beatifull apartment and very clean
this place is amazing clean and modern
super clean - everything you needvery comfy beds and linen
it was clean and great for our needs
drew is a great host
masego the host was helpful and friendly
masego was a very nice host and promptly responded to my messages
the host masego is very patient and always available to help
drew was super helpful with all of our questions and the entire experience was an excellent one
super close to everything & very central
great location a short walk to the beach
good location close to the see and safe parking
super stylish flat close to beach restaurants and bars
beautifully designed apartment well equipped in a central location close to the beach
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Port Elizabeth is calling...

So for the historian, the nature lover, the adventurous, and even the adrenaline junkie, Port Elizabeth has the perfect accommodation to suit your travel itinerary.

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Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth are beachfront?

This lovely apartment, this dream property, and this modern villa are beachfront vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth, perfect for spending a holiday getaway on the beautiful beach with a refreshing environment.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth have parking?

The Red Shed, Tree Tops, this lovely apartment, and this modern loft property all have parking available, offering guests a safe and convenient spot to park their vehicles while staying.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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