Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In El Nido, Philippines - Updated 2021

airbnb El Nido, Philippines

El Nido provides an escape into the unspoiled natural wonder of this striking vacation destination located in the northern part of Palawan Island. El Nido is peppered with majestic limestone cliffs and white sand beaches, lapped by turquoise waters teeming with a diverse marine life. Island hopping is a must when you visit El Nido. Visitors can pick their adventure; from frolicking in the warm azure of the Pacific Ocean, hiking through the lush jungles, exploration of the technicolor coral reefs on a snorkeling expedition, or simply savouring local delicacies. Experience authentic hospitality matched with unparallelled comfort when you book a stay at one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals in El Nido.

1. Sommer Eco Cottages, El Nido (from USD 30)

El Nido is entrenched in rich cultural heritage and a visit here would not be complete without visiting a local village. Alternatively, live like a local when you book a native cottage at the Sommer Eco Cottage that captures the simplicity and peaceful ambiance of village life. Situated along the mountain-side, the cottages are surrounded by a vibrant burst of color from the glorious gardens which blanket the area. Guest have access to the complimentary internet and the opportunity to soak in the natural wonder on a tour arranged by the host. These bed and breakfast cottage offers simple luxury and comfort.

Sommer Eco Cottages, El Nido
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
146 reviews
Private room in nature lodge 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
could improve by making wifi accessible at the rooms
00am but for our case fan didn't work
very nice traditional cottage nice people good breakfast
we found it very hot with the fan only on from 4pm til midnight
they can get a bit hot as you only have a fan beds are comfy too
very clean beautiful and peaceful place
the place is very nice clean and cozy
clean but basic rooms in a beautiful garden environment
cute and clean cottages with a beautiful garden
the place is so cozy clean and peaceful
maddie was very helpful
staff was excellent 2
the hosts are so sweet
the staff was very courteous and helpful
simply amazing the host the place & the staff
also it’s located in which turned out our favorite location close to the beautiful beach of las cabañas
very rustic but very cute location just outside of the town of el nido
located a 15 minute walk from las cabanas beach sommer eco cottage is a tropical paradise
we got to stay at this beautiful place and we're free to go to el nido any time
perfect time in a perfect place
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2. Nature served on a Silver Platter.C (from USD 168)

If you’re looking for an escape into the natural wilderness of El Nido without compromising the luxury of modern conveniences, then look no further than this bed and breakfast glamping site. Along with your stay, you will experience little touches of Filipino hospitality from the smiling farmers as they go about their day’s chores, the friendly driver as he transports you in a uniquely Filipino transport around the town, to the goodnight Filipino sweets awaiting you in your room. Each of these tents are handcrafted by Filipino artists and guest can visit the beach which is a mere 8 minute away from the site. Guest enjoy comfortable beds which are equipped with the necessary amenities to ensure that you have a leisurely stay. This is surely an escape into paradise.

Nature served on a Silver Platter.C
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
91 reviews
Room in nature lodge 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hot shower comfortable bed powerful fan and so many little touches that made our stay unforgettable
the only thing is that there’s no wifi on site but it’s a good way to get unplugged
the curry was superb mainly due to the amazing chef (who also cooks a great breakfast)
the breakfasts were delicious and in the perfect setting
the stay was very comfortable and they would take the effort to make your stay memorable
comfortable beds super clean and relaxing environment
it was beautifully arranged clean and comfortable
every day they cleaned our room left a small gift and a heartfelt message
great unique spaces clean with lots of thoughtful touches
they exceeded our expectations as they were spacious clean and exquisite
the staff is amazing
the host was responsive and commutative throughout
all the staff were friendly and attentive
lovely staff and truly relaxing place
staff is super cheerful and helpful
great place to stay an oasis near el nido town
plus the place is amazing
the location was perfect (close to town but secluded enough to feel peaceful)
only wish was a little closer to one of the nice swimming beaches
as soon as we arrive at you glamping spot after the 6hour bus journey it felt like heaven
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3. Brother Island, El Nido (Private Island Retreat) (from USD 395)

Looking for ideas for your honeymoon? Couples retreat? Or perhaps, just a fun-filled family getaway? Head on over to Brother Island, the only exclusively private island in El Nido promising ultimate solitude in pure paradise, free from tourists. This little patch of tropical paradise boast lush vegetation, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters as far as the eyes can see. Guest enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the house with the meals heavily inspired by Filipino traditions and tastes. Snorkelling gear and kayak rental are offered to guest who also have access to the 24 hour coffee/tea bar. Not included in the price, but offered at the island are beach massages, island hopping tours, alcoholic beverages and more.

Exclusive Private Island + Brother Island, El Nido
El Nido, Philippines
114 reviews  Wifi Available
Island 11 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no a/c or hot water but good wifi (better than in most el nido hotels) and clean place
you truly feel relaxed and not stressed and it's nice not having wifi
we were very lucky to find this island with its great facilities
brother island is a place to stay like no other; it's beautiful peaceful comfortable and serene
the bathroom was generally pretty clean but definitely don't come in expecting hotel-level cleanliness/amenities
it was a pleasure staying at alee`s paradise the rooms were simple but clean and comfortable
the pictures cannot do the island justice; it’s such a serene place that is immaculately clean
the staff were lovely and polite
the staff was great
the staff was really friendly and approachable
alfred was a perfect host
the host itself is very friendly and hospitable
brother island is amazing place to go for vacation with family and friends bec
what a wonderful place to spend a "mini-moon"
what a wonderful gem beautiful location great service delicious food
brother’s island is a great place to gather with friends and loved ones
if you are looking for a quiet get away fun different type of private place
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4. El Nido Beachfront Villa (from USD 208)

Imagine waking up to the ocean as it laps the white sandy beach while the warm hues of the morning sun kiss your skin. Imagine no more, El Nido Beachfront Villa has all the come-hither nooks and crannies to ensure you get the most out of your beachside escape. The villa is located in Corong-Corong beach and guest enjoy unparalleled views of Bacuit Bay. The glorious gardens of the Beachfront Villa fringe the beach and guest are residing within walking distance of restaurants like La Plage Restaurant and Bella Vita, and a 10-minute ride to El Nido town. The Beachfront Villa offers 2 comfortable rooms, each with a queen-sized bed, ultra comfy beddings, aircon and a fully furnished kitchen.

El Nido Beachfront Villa
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
150 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really enjoyed the serenity without the internet tv or radio
the air conditioners in the bedrooms worked perfectly and ensured we slept in cool comfort
the rooms are comfortable with ac mosquito bygone plug ins and super clean
the beds are big enough for two and the indoor bathroom is great
good restaurants also for breakfast are next door
the space itself is very clean and well furnished
rooms are tidy and clean
the place is spotless location is amazing and the communication was seamless
they clean every day and the interior design is very inspirational
overall it's a clean quite nice place to stay at el nido
kevin and isabelle were excellent hosts
thanks for the great host
the host was very accommodating and extremely responsive
great host great villa
host was very helpful in every way
fabulous location in el nido
great house in a fantastic location
the location is a perfect distance from the hostels and hustle and bustle of the main town
superb house in a perfect location
awsome villa in the perfect location in el nido
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5. Villa 20 Meters away from the Beach (from USD 185)

Soak in the natural splendor of El Nido by booking a seaside escape to this beachfront wonder. A stay at this charming villa that provides a burst of color, from the orange hues of the striking sunsets over the shimmering turquoise waters to the stretch of white-sandy coastline. Each of the villas is intricately designed with local nuances while embracing modern luxuries. These thatched roofed villas feature a fully furnished bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. The villas are stocked with all the luxuries to meet all your needs.

Villa 20 Meters away from the Beach
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
128 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi as everywhere in el nido is super slow
ac was great best shower i’ve had in the philippines
it also has a gorgeous garden with reclined seats and a coffee table to relax in
she has suggestions for what to do in el nido on the coffee table which are extremely helpful
the beds are comfortable and the rest of the villa was wonderful
the house is clean cozy and well decorated
isabelle's place is very clean modern and comfortable
the place has a great outdoor/lounge area which was kept clean daily by housekeeping
isabelle's place was kept clean at all times with daily housekeeping
the villa itself gave a homey feel and is very clean
amazing hosts and amazing place
the owner isabelle was always at our service to help us withe good advices
isabelle is a great host
hugo & isabelle are fantastic hosts
kevin was extremely helpful and responsive
the location felt safe and secure
great location close to beach but yet very private beautifully decorated relaxing setting close to everything
the location was perfect and nice
you will definitely love this location and isabelle's villa
beautiful place and very close to the beach
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6. Nature served on a Silver Platter.A (from USD 168)

For a paradisiacal escape into the unparalleled natural beauty of Palawan, be sure to book a stay at this glamping site. Situated in the hilltops with stunning views of El Nido mountain, this vacation rental offers a unique blend of culture, adventure, and nature. During your stay at this vacation rental, you will experience little touches of authentic Filipino hospitality. The glamping site features comfortable bedrooms, clean bathrooms, and activities to keep guests of all ages entertained.

Nature served on a Silver Platter.A
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
42 reviews
Room in nature lodge 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
made to order breakfast at your balcony was amazing
the photos of the rooms don't do them any justice-- they are far more gorgeous in real life
the breakfast included was superb too everything we needed the aetas team sorted out for us
food- all local and fresh great selection to chose from breakfast served on the veranda and included
very clean & comfortable
a dry bag and beach towels were there ready for us to use
so clean and cosy and the bed is so comfortable
everything is super clean the shower is hot and your tent has electricity
the staff at aetas was the best
the staff are amazing they make you feel part of the family
the staff is very welcoming attentive personal and always up for a chat to share stories
the staff are especially good at looking after the guests
every movement they made was kind & purposeful
this is a very nice place near beautiful rural field
the location is great and one really gets to experience the entire fauna around that area
we were picked up from the bus terminal on time with a warm welcome and sign
we enjoyed going for a walk to a waterfall and exploring nacpan beach with our tour coordinator james
but we can’t recommend this place enough for your stay in el nido
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7. Mansion Buenavista, Room 7 (from USD 109)

mansion buenavista, room 7
Source: Airbnb

When you book a stay at the Mansion Buenavista, you get to enjoy unrivaled views of El Nido Town, El Nido Cliff and Cadlao island from the comfort of their private balcony. Enjoy the comfort of the queen sized bed with access to your private bathroom, fitted with pressurised cold and hot water. During the day, you can explore El Nido town, which is situated a 5-minute walk from the apartment; or if you wish to create those sun-kissed memories, take a 7-minute walk to the El Nido beach.

Mansion Buenavista, room 7
33 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
view from my room was beautiful and a lovely balcony to enjoy it breakfast was delicious
the rooms are very comfortable and have fantastic views
the views from our room were great higher above the town
wifi a little bit slow (but in all places in el nido is like that)
very clean place
the rooms are cleaned every day and fresh towel
the whole place was very clean water was hot staff was wonderful
nice room and balcony big and clean the hosets are very kindly
the place was clean and cosy and noud and jennifer made us feel very welcome
the host and the servixe were excellent
amazing place with amazing staff
great place and super friendly host and staff
super friendly and helpful hosts and staff
great breakfasts and hosts
mansion buenvista is in a very good location
it’s an easy walk or short trike ride to the main shopping and cafes
great accommodation just a short walk from el nido centre
location was perfect close enough but far enough from the hussel and bussel
excellent location and very clean
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8. Luxurious loft with spectacular views (from USD 77)

This luxurious loft in a tropical garden offers a spectacular view of the famous limestone cliff, which is located at the center of El Nido. It is in a secluded and quiet place that even finding it can be difficult. Although in a reserved area, you are still within walking distance to some of the best bars, restaurants, and beaches. The spacious studio has a king bed ensuring a cozy and undisturbed sleep. The availability of a water dispenser with hot and cold drinking water is a plus at this property.

Loft in the heart of el nido town
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
102 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very clean very stylish with great wifi and air-con
the ac and wifi work great and the room is cleaned daily
the loft was beautiful the bed was comfortable and the space is very relaxing
the room was better than pictures
the place was very good we had a big room with a lot of space inside
the accommodation was very clean and nice
very clean room and comfortable bed
the apartment was super clean and it was cleaned every day while we were out
it was very clean spacious and comfortable
lovely decorated big space and clean (gets cleaned daily)
the host and staff were awesome
cheryabel the host/housekeeping was fantastic
the support staff is amazing and available to you to answer your questions and provide everything you need
staff on the spot is also very reactive and helpful
the host greeted us nicely and also gave us some suggestions for where to eat
perfect central location - everything is within walking distance
location is superb
the location is perfect
beautiful room close to town
perfect location in the heart of el nido
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9. Spacious villa near the beach

This spacious villa with a natural pool is surrounded by a gorgeous and beautiful garden. Located 10 km (6 miles) from El Nido, it is close to the Lio beach and Nacpan Beach. This relaxing home away from home features a lovely living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. You will find all essential amenities at this Airbnb vacation home to ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Villa with a natural pool, near Lio beach.
El Nido, Philippines
106 reviews
Entire villa 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedrooms were roomy and the a/c worked great
a nice place with air conditioning in the bedrooms and a beautiful scenery surrounding it
the pool and chill out areas with hammocks and comfy cushions were lovely to relax in
it was unable to support any fridge fans water filtration system or a/c otherwise it would shut off
he includes breakfast from ‘tamboks’ and it is delicious
and had breakfast delivered everyday it is very spacious clean and comfortable
the atmosphere is amazing and the place is clean and quiet
the daily cleaning service was also very nice to have especially having fresh clean towels daily
overall we had a great stay in a clean and comfortable house
house was nice and clean but very overpriced for what you are getting
vincent was a wonderful host
house was beautiful and the host was great
his staff was so amazing i highly recommend his spot
vincent is a great host
vincent is a great host
overall: this place could be paradise but there are a few pretty big negatives
we wanted so much to love vincent’s place and it’s so close to being paradise
it’s very close to lio beach which is very nice and has lots of restaurants and bars
if you are heading to el nido look know further you found the best location ever
place was amazing and close enough to the beaches and places to eat
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10. Sunset View Aircon Bungalow

Wake up to panoramic views of Bacuit Bay when you book a stay at these bungalows. Each of the bungalows has been designed to reflect a native Filipino hut, but every “hut” is equipped with all the modern comforts like a queen-sized bed, and amenities like a fully equipped bathroom and aircon. Situated on Corong Corong beach, guest can enjoy the views of the sunset from the comfort of their balcony.

Sunset View Aircon Bungalow 1
El Nido, Palawa, Philippines
61 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. CED Pension Room # 2 - Amazing Native Bahay Kubo

Surrounded by the dramatic colours of nature, CED Pension room offers guest an escape into tranquillity and comfort. The house and room have been intricately designed to depict a native Filipino hut and is built with a solid concrete infrastructure. Wake up each morning to the sounds of the rooster crowing and the aromatic smells of a home-made Filipino breakfast before heading off on your day’s adventure. After a fun-filled day enjoy a refreshing shower and feel the cool air from the aircon before settling into your comfortable bedroom.

CED Pension Room # 2 - Amazing Cabana Room
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
43 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi signal was good
with the three of us in one room the air conditioning was very pleasant
then the floor is filled but it was very cosy and comfortable
the rooms are clean and comfortable wifi works very well
on the upside the bed is very comfortable it is clean and there is hot water
the room was clean and the location was perfect
the room was clean and the location was good
the place is clean comfortable bed and air conditioned room
the bedroom was clean and cosy with a great wifi which i thin is rare in palawan
hosts are really helpful
the host was very nice and helpful
the staff is very kind and take care for us
the host annabelle was outstanding great customer service and very pleasant personality
staff was very friendly and always available
good location in el nido
great location- bang in the middle of el nido
great place close to everything
good location within walking distance to the main port and town center with all restaurants and bars
the location is nice and central the rooms are neat but a little small
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12. t Sailing Yacht "Serenite"

How about something a little different? Life is meant for those unforgettable memories, and a stay at the Serenite Yacht will definitely leave your soul rejuvenated. Also, one of the best ways to enjoy the striking beauty of El Nido and it’s islands is by sailing on the gentle waters of the Pacific, passing by and enjoying the sights of the untouched beauty of the surrounding islands. A stay on the sailing yacht promises clean facilities and comfort aboard a fully functional sailboat. Guest can opt for their own private cabin with a double bed and bathroom, or to sleep underneath the starry sky while being anchored next to the beautiful islands of Palawan.

36ft Sailing Yacht "Serenite"
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
60 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the boat is in great shape and very clean everything is basic but very nice and convenient
the boat is clean and well kept
the boat is clean and well looked after
florent was a wonderful host and the boat was awesome
florent is a great host and captain
florent is a great host a good sailor and easy company in a small space
a great host and nice sail boat
florent is a great host and we did appreciate a lot the experience on the boat
just as advertised and a wonderful experience in a stunning location
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Paradise awakening

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of paradise calling. Enjoy a paradisiacal escape into the unspoilt wonders of El Nido, where you will be met with unrivalled hospitality and world-class service, culminating in a truly unforgettable getaway.

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