Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Vancouver Island, Canada - Updated 2023

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Going on a trip to Vancouver Island, which is located off Canada’s west coast, is definitely worth your while. As the largest island on the Pacific Coast of North America, it is located about 66 mi (107 km) southwest of Vancouver and accessible by road or air. The island features beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, whale watching tours, great shopping centres, and dining places. Thanks to its lovely weather all year round, most travellers love exploring the ski slopes in winter and riding the waves during summer. Top attractions include Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Pacific Rim National Park, West Coast Trail, and Cathedral Grove. Make your trip memorable by picking wonderful places to stay. Check out our list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Vancouver Island, Canada.

1. Private cabin within a lush rainforest (from USD 194)

Kick back and relax in this hidden gem located within a rainforest in Tofino, British Columbia. It’s the perfect retreat for couples or small families as this well-furnished cabin has one bedroom, a bathroom with toiletries, and a backyard garden that opens to gorgeous forest views. Equipped with a functional kitchen to prepare simple meals, a private entrance for added security, and free parking on the premises, the cabin also has an outdoor shower and surfboard storage area. Best of all, guests are only minutes from the nearby Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay where swimming and surfing adventures await.

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
782 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
including a large kitchen with all amenities and a fantastic shower
super cozy & practical with heated floors full kitchen hot outdoor shower (& in doors too of course )
we didn’t use the fully functional kitchen but it would be great for longer stays
this place is amazing stylish artistic comfortable cozy welcoming natural eco-friendly quiet and beautiful
we enjoyed drinking our morning coffee in the outdoor area and using the outdoor shower after surfing
very clean and well-kept
the place was sparkling clean as always
amazing space and very clean
wonderful cabin to stay very clean with relaxed atmosphere
it was clean spacious and was full of thoughtful touches and local tips
the hosts were perfect
sarah is an excellent host
sarah was a great host and helped us along our trip
sarah was prompt in her responses and very helpful
thanks to sarah’s host
perfect location to the beaches and close to town
comfortable place and good location
such a cute cabin in the rainforest and close to beaches
this is an amazing place right near the beach
beautifully built cabin ideal location close to the beaches easy bike ride into town
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2. Gorgeous guest suite in a forest setting (from USD 293)

Awaken to the sweet sounds of nature each day at this gorgeous private suite within a lush forest in Ucluelet, British Columbia. It’s actually a ground-level suite of a three-storey house with a private entrance for guests. Fit to accommodate up to four persons, this serene sanctuary has one bedroom, two beds, a full bath, a small kitchen to whip up meals, a covered porch, and a sun deck to enjoy the outdoors. Better yet, the suite has a private hot tub and wood-fired steam sauna for that much-needed relaxation after a long day exploring the nature trails. Furry companions are welcome too, provided arrangements are made with the host during booking.

Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
699 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this forest view suite is a very cozy and relaxing place to stay
the space is comfortable and warm and has everything you need
suite is comfortable and offers it's own deck and hot tub we will stay here again
this is exactly what we needed a relaxing cozy place to rejuvenate with friends and be surrounded by nature
outstanding guest suite with incredible hot tub sauna and outdoor shower in the forest
was very clean and quiet
very clean and comfortable well stocked kitchen etc
it was clean comfortable and the backyard was dreamy
the forest suite was super clean and the kitchen is well equipped
place was fantastic very clean and stylish place with everything you needed
penny is an awesome host
penny and trevor are wonderful hosts
penny gave us our privacy and was very responsive when we had questions
penny was very accommodating and helpful always had quick responses and made sure we had everything we needed
we felt so at home and our hosts were very kind and quick to reply
this is a great location
great location amazing little place
location was good — close to town and beaches and trails
the location is perfect and is close to everything in ucluelet so you can go exploring
such a beautiful property in a fantastic location
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3. Sweet suite with spectacular ocean views (from USD 111)

Enjoy a wonderful stay at this private suite with awe-inspiring views of Straits of Georgia and lush greenery all around. This elegantly styled suite within a lavish home located in Nanaimo, British Columbia has every essential a traveller needs. Guests enjoy the comfort of one plush bedroom, a full bath, and access to a private area with a hot tub as well as a lovely outdoor deck to enjoy ocean views. Soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings and catch a glimpse of wildlife roaming free along the nearby nature trails.

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
759 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
hot tub and fire pit with a great view bed was a complete dream
a cozy little place with a great view on the water from the hot tub
the new bed is super comfy
great views warm hospitality and a comfortable stay
the hot tub was a nice treat and the kitchen had everything we needed
very clean very cosy
very clean would stay again
the place was very clean
the space itself is spotless and wonderful
the space is clean and welcoming
alan and gillian are amazing hosts and welcomed us to their home like family
responsive hosts and easy check in
very friendly and helpful hosts
friendly hosts lovely place very remote :)
definitely recommend this stay and these wonderful hosts
great location on the water
beautiful location and great apartment
great location in a nice quiet spot
beautiful place with a lovely location
the place was really nice great location quiet and cute place
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4. Impressive cabin with a wood-themed facade (from USD 125)

Escape the city and find your serenity in this rustic yet contemporary cabin with gorgeous wood-panelled facade and interiors that add warmth to the home. Located in Sooke, British Columbia, the impressive home is ideal for four guests and features two comfortable bedrooms, one bath with toiletries, a functional kitchen, and modern furnishings. Step outdoors to explore the lush green landscapes and gardens to enjoy a picnic under blue skies. Cosy up with loved ones in the living area that has an indoor fireplace or enjoy after-dinner drinks on the covered porch whilst watching the starry skies.

Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfy too
it's comfortable and relaxing with all the amenities you need and an attentive host
christine's cabin was an absolute delight very cozy comfy and had all the amenities we needed
it is a well put together two bed room two bath cabin with well appointed furnishings
the beds were super comfortable would recommend
spotlessly clean and cosy accommodation
the place was very clean cozy and confortable
the cabin is very clean and beautiful
christine keeps a a beautiful cabin clean and welcoming to guests
it's clean inviting and adorably furnished
she is warm friendly and very helpful
it was spacious private convenient to the activities we did and our host was wonderful
christine was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome highly recommend
christine is a wonderful host for her “cozy cabin”
the host christine was lovely to deal with
central location is great
it was located really close to the town core so it was super convenient for supply runs
we were truly blown away by the place and christine’s kindness
it's in a very convenient location and has everything you need to enjoy your stay
being within walking distance of downtown sooke was a bonus
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5. Contemporary home with glorious harbour views (from USD 104)

Experience a relaxing stay at this private one-bedroom unit located on the main level of a classy home in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Be swept away by breathtaking views of the harbour and surrounding green landscapes in a private retreat with a spacious living area, an upper deck, a full bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. Be it a weekend stay or long getaway, this place is great for couples, small families or business travellers who love exploring nature or making unique discoveries along Harbour Quay. Stroll outside and discover delicious cuisine in Port Alberni’s popular restaurants or go souvenir shopping at the local stores.

Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
376 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views from the balcony and a very comfortable bed
cyndi’s lake view home is a beautiful and cozy place to stay
cindy’s place had a beautiful view over the water and was very comfortable
homely accommodation with large comfortable bed and sunny balcony
wonderful spacious property - loved sitting out on the balcony for breakfast
very clean and exceptionally well stocked kitchen
everything was spotlessly clean
it was very clean and had everything that we needed
a great place to stay sparkling clean plenty of room
clean cozy and great location
great accommodation and host highly recommended
fantastic stay and a great host
she is a great host who offers many tips on things to do in the area
cyndi was a wonderful host
cyndi also provided us with helpful recommendations
wonderful place in a perfect location
fantastic location for day trips throughout the island
the location is in a nice and quiet street
great and beautiful place well located and stylish
the location is great and i will be back
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6. Awesome treehouse with inspiring views of nature (from USD 74)

This magnificent treehouse located in Shirley, British Columbia brings together the best of modern living with nature. Perfect for couples, this treehouse is a studio unit with one comfortable bed, one full bath, and easy access to the wilderness all around. Within walking distance are French Beach, China Beach, and Flea Beach, in case you want to enjoy a day frolicking on sandy shores under the sun. End the day with drinks on the veranda whilst watching the splendid sunset.

Shirley, British Columbia, Canada
663 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you have an amazing view over the sea directly from your bed
there is wifi and dvd with a great selection of movies especially international movies
i loved this place so peaceful and comfortable and the view is breathtaking
we had a very restful stay and found the room had everything we needed
we had everything we needed (including a very comfortable bed)
clean as a whistle
clean quiet spot nestled in the trees
ineke and dale's place was beautiful clean cozy & was the perfect getaway for my boyfriend and me
amazing place to stay clean private lovely space with amazing views
it was cozy and clean and the location was amazing
the perfect escape and impeccable hosts
brilliant host quick responses and very thoughtful
great hosts nice place
they gave us a ton of privacy and were all around great hosts
great hosts and we can't wait to come back
lovely unique space in a great location
a perfect place in paradise
everything was fabulous - hosts location - beautiful
a charming little treehouse in a stunning location with everything you need
french beach is amazing to - you can walk their within 10 minutes
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7. Rustic oceanfront retreat with mountain views (from USD 298)

Be serenaded by the sounds of waves lapping on the shore at this rustic oceanfront retreat in Tofino, British Columbia. It’s the perfect place for couples as the private cabin lies within ancient cedars and opens out to wondrous views of forests and mountains. Ignite romance in this one-bedroom cabin with one bath and convenient amenities such as a functional kitchen and a dining nook to make your stay memorable. Besides, the cabin comes with a private hot tub, a fire pit, and a hammock to enjoy the sunshine by day and moonlit skies by night with your loved one.

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
467 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the nature around and the cozy bed made us sleep like babies :)
cedarwood cove is the perfect relaxation retreat offering spectacular views and cozy accommodations; a true hidden gem
we stayed in the adorable cozy cabin with views of the water and nearby islands and mountains
the beautifulness of this place is beyond any expectations the cabin is very cozy and decorated with detail
the bed was super comfy too
clean quiet and everything you need
perfect getaway very clean beautiful and thoughtful touches
the room was clean and came with everything we needed
the cabin is clean and modern and the bed was super comfy
the cabin is warm and cozy and well-built clean and comfortable
hosts were very knowledgeable of the area their recommendations were excellent
al was a great host
michelle and alan were warm and friendly hosts
michelle and allan were amazing hosts
michelle and alan were great hosts
excellent location central in town
the location is great
the location was beautiful and convenient
such a special location
amazing place with a cozy atmosphere and great location close to everything you need
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8. Beautiful lodge surrounded by lush greenery (from USD 130)

Fall instantly in love with this spectacular, rustic retreat surrounded by tall trees and nature’s majesty in Victoria, British Columbia. The private cabin is great for couples or small families as it comes equipped with one comfortable bedroom, two beds, a half bath with a private outdoor shower, and a kitchenette to prepare simple meals. Wake up refreshed every day and gaze out the huge bedroom window to the awe-inspiring forest landscapes all around. Best of all, the cabin is conveniently located close to Juan de Fuca’s nature trail and a private beach for relaxing under the sun.

Jordan River , British Columbia, Canada
551 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no wifi or cell service so it’s perfect for intimate connection with loved one
out door firepit was fantastic and the shower was incredible lots of hot water
super cozy cabin with everything we needed for our overnight stay
we loved staying at this cabin everything from the wood fire stove to the outdoor shower was so magical
super quite and clean
the cabin was super clean cozy and warm
) the cabin is small but clean cozy and very functional
the cabin itself was very clean and well cared for
and a little hike on the property which was super cool/private the cabin was super cute and clean
hosts were gracious
highly recommend this cabin and hosts 11/10
ty and haley are awesome hosts and have done a great job on fern gully
hosts are awesome the space is remote and super restful you won’t regret it
very friendly hosts the space is gorgeous- the perfect tuck-away for a beautifully serine weekend
nice location just few minutes drive to the beaches
beautiful location special place to stay
the location is amazing and the house offers everything you possibly need
enjoyed staying in this beautiful secluded cabin close to nature
beautiful place great location love the outdoor shower but
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9. Modern cottage in the majestic mountains (from USD 206)

Amazing views and awesome nature trails describe this little hideaway in the mountains of Victoria, British Columbia. Sleep peacefully in the white-themed bedroom and enjoy the lovely ambience of a wilderness cabin. It is equipped with one full bath and a rooftop patio which opens out to scenic ocean and mountain views. Test your culinary skills in the outdoor kitchen surrounded by nature. Near the cottage is an alpaca farm where you can meet and feed lovable alpacas and take many photos with them in the great outdoors.

Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
568 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor kitchen and patio were great spots to hangout as both had the same great views
we opted for a farm to table dinner on the rooftop patio and it was perfect
i highly recommend for a comfortable and peaceful retreat into nature
we loved the cozy little details such as the books robes and candles
the cottage itself is clean modern cozy and has all the modern amenities that you could ask for
the room itself was very clean and cozy
the place was very clean and organized
jess's place was spotless and communication was perfect
the place was super clean thoughtfully and tastefully done up
very clean and lovely host
host is very easy going and has very quick responses
such kind and warm hosts
great recommendations from host for restaurants and locals hikes
hosts were the best you can ask for
jess and her family were so welcoming and helpful with the few questions we had for them
good location and accessibility
great location only 10min drive from town
such a lovely location and stay
it was close to trails and lakes for outdoor activities i highly recommend this as a getaway location
this place is great to get away and bbq
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10. Waterfront rental with a private deck (from USD 112)

Reconnect with nature at this lovely private guest suite in Mount Waddington C, British Columbia that features spectacular ocean views. Fit to accommodate four guests, the unit has two comfortable bedrooms with three beds, one bath with toiletries, and a well-equipped kitchen for meal preparations. Prefer not to cook indoors? Whip up a barbeque on the private deck that overlooks the ocean and maybe spot a whale swimming by if you’re lucky. Discover the interesting heritage of the area by visiting a coal museum nearby.

Coal Harbour, British Columbia, Canada
223 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredible view nice apartment everything you need
the apartment was nice and cosy the view is just perfect
the view at the lake is amazing and the apartment is fantastic
heron’s roost is such a beautiful place stunning view from patio clean and comfortable rooms
we felt cozy and comfortable at the heron's roost and enjoyed the spectacular view
sparkling clean as well
clean room with everything you need
the place was super clean
the place was clean and well equipped
clean bright and airy with sweet personal touches
the host was kind and generous
lovely place and great host
friendly and knowledgeable and helpful hosts
truly wonderful hosts
ray and heather were wonderful hosts
the location is crazy beautiful
a nice location quiet and still reasonably close to activities
close to port hardy and a great place to stay on the way to cape scott
it's a great location to us as a base to explore north vancouver island
it was a perfect place to spend a few relaxing days
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Rejuvenate your senses in the natural surroundings of Vancouver Island

The abundant wilderness of Vancouver Island will certainly connect you to the universe in miraculous ways. After exploring the mountain trails, lush forests, and oceanfront activities, you will likely extend your stay to further discover all that this island offers. Make your stay memorable by picking the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Vancouver Island, Canada.

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