If you’re dreaming of authentic Mexico, Guadalajara is the place to be. Full of tequila and tacos, endless colors, and local markets, booking an Airbnb in Guadalajara is your best bet for having a local experience in this city.
Whether you’re visiting Guadalajara to immerse yourself in the rich history and historical sights, or simply to drink and enjoy life, you’ll be able to find a vacation rental in a location that suits you best with all of the amenities you’re dreaming of on vacation.
Here’s a round-up of 12 of the best Airbnbs, VRBOs and vacation homes in Guadalajara, Mexico for an unforgettable stay in a magical city.
Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program/pricing so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.
12 Best Airbnbs, VRBOs, & Vacation Homes in Guadalajara
One of the best parts of booking an Airbnb in Guadalajara is there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a super budget stay in a local home, or an entire house to have to yourself, you’ll be able to find plenty of places to stay in a huge range of price points in Guadalajara.
Here are our top picks for the best vacation homes in Guadalajara across different platforms, with something for everyone.
Centric great loft near La Minerva
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Next to La Gran Plaza
Less than a 10-minute walk from the best Guadalajara attractions, this Airbnb is a lovely little loft that makes for an ideal base for sightseeing. The place is extra clean and super comfortable, in a quieter part of town.
When you get hungry, head to one of the many nearby restaurants or stop by the grocery store for supplies to cook up a meal of your own (the kitchen is very well-stocked).
If you need any recommendations while in the city, the host Diana is known to be helpful!
Why We Love It: Well-located, with a very helpful host.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Diana is so helpful and has wonderful information for exploring the City. She was always readily available and the space has everything you might need!”
“Great place, just as pictured. Centrally located to popular areas. Great for two people. Diana was very welcoming and readily available to assist in any way. Would definitely stay here again!”
“My short stay at Diana’s place was perfect! It is well located, super clean and Diana and her daughter are so welcoming and hospitable. I can highly recommend this place!”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Location: Lomas del Seminario
A sweet little two-bedroom apartment, this VRBO in Guadalajara is perfect for anyone looking for privacy and their own outdoor space. Aside from the cozy bedrooms and modern bathrooms, there’s a fully functional kitchen, quaint living area, and tons of cool decor throughout the apartment.
Best of all is the large balcony with a seating area that overlooks town… Aka the perfect place for a sunset sip! This rental truly has everything you need for a lovely stay in Guadalajara.
Why We Love It: The private balcony overlooking the city is perfect!
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Sitting in the heart of the Americana neighborhood, this VRBO in Guadalajara is a top choice for anyone looking for a local experience. It’s in a more residential area surrounded by authentic shops, cafes, markets and more. Time to practice your Spanish!
Besides the five-star location, this space is bright, inviting, and trendy, with a spacious bedroom and living area that leads out to an abundant garden.
There are also two desks in this apartment, making it the perfect place for working or studying remotely!
Why We Love It: Traditional look and feel, with lots of outdoor space.
Type: Private Room
An alluring room in a boutique hotel, this is a lovely rental in Guadalajara for anyone looking for a unique experience. The hotel is a fully-restored Mexican house from the 19th century, featuring traditional architecture, Mexican artwork, and a few modern upgrades. It’s much less like a hotel and more like a local’s home, making for a sweet stay.
The room is actually a full studio that can accommodate up to four guests, with a loft, sofa bed, lounge area, and private bathroom. The hotel also has a shared kitchen and a rooftop deck to enjoy when you’re hanging out around the property.
If you require any assistance or local recommendations, the staff is first class and can help with whatever you may need.
Why We Love It: Full studio in a restored 19th-century Mexican house – so unique!
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
Situated on the ground floor of a quiet building, this loft in Guadalajara is a nice home base for staying in the city. The entire loft is warm and full of local Mexican decorations, with colorful furnishings and a hip atmosphere. It’s fully equipped with a kitchen and a small dining area, but you probably won’t be spending much time inside…
This apartment has one of the best outdoor spaces in the entire city, with a massive plant-filled courtyard, rooftop and garden area. The entire place is brimming with plants, adding to the abundant atmosphere of the loft.
Why We Love It: Quieter atmosphere with lush outdoor spaces.
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
A bright and spacious apartment in the center of everything, this entire condo is a top find on VRBO in Guadalajara. The large, dual bedrooms are ideal for collapsing into after a long day of exploring, so be sure to throw open the balcony doors for fresh air and enjoy your rest. There’s also a full kitchen for guests to use and an open plan living and dining area.
You’ll find the building rather convenient as it comes with amenities like parking, a massive rooftop terrace and a fitness center.
This is definitely one of the best options if you’re looking for plenty of space, privacy, and natural light while in Guadalajara.
Why We Love It: Ultra-comfortable in a prime location, with a large private balcony and amenities.
Depto nuevo, centrico, limpio / WiFi / Netflix #1
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: 2 blocks from Av. Chapultepec
A three-minute walk to the Cathedral, this Airbnb in Guadalajara is perfect if you’re hoping to explore the historical parts of this city. It’s kind of studio-style (albeit much bigger), with an open plan living space and bedroom, boasting a view of the city from the terrace.
There’s laundry facilities located in the condo, along with a full kitchen, bathroom, and dining area. In addition, the building itself has amenities like a gym, pool on the top floor, 24-hour security, and parking, giving you everything you may need during your stay.
Why We Love It: Clean modern apartment with plenty of amenities.
What Past Guests Have Said: “We had a great stay at Miguel’s place, very stylish place. Check in was a breeze. The apartment was close to everything and Miguel was very friendly. I would recommend this stay to anyone.”
“Miguel’s apartment was exactly as pictured. Super stylish and comfortable, with pool/gym access and a great location just off of Chapultepec. We used Uber to get around the city but there is also parking included if you have a car. There is even a washer/dryer in the apartment! Literally you will have everything you need if you book this apartment. Miguel is also really easy to communicate with and quick to respond. If you are looking for a great place to stay in GDL, look no further!”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
Location: Av. Chapultepec in Colonia Americana
This stunning apartment sits in the heart of Guadalajara on one of the main avenues with easy access to everywhere in the city. Seriously, this is one of the best locations you can find when it comes to rentals or vacation homes in Guadalajara.
The apartment looks out over the city, with the most breathtaking views imaginable from the panoramic windows. It’s fully furnished with modern appliances and luxurious fixings, complete with black-out blinds in the posh bedrooms (which both have work stations, as well!), ensuite bathrooms, and plenty of room to hang out.
The very best part about this swanky place is the balcony off the living room for fresh air and a lookout over amazing Guadalajara.
Why We Love It: Fantastic location with breathtaking views.
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1.5B)
Location: Colonia Americana
Don’t miss out on this swanky loft apartment if you’re searching for an Airbnb in Guadalajara, Mexico. Complete with a single bedroom and one-and-a half baths, this entire place is contemporary, decorated with an eye for design.
It’s actually two floors, connected by a funky staircase leading to the lofted bedroom, giving the place an even more luxurious feel. There’s patio off of the colossal living area with a grill in case you feel like a BBQ, however, you may never be able to pull yourself off of the ultra plush couch or out of the hammock hanging in the living room.
It’s close to bars, restaurants, and the city in general… what more could you ask for?
Why We Love It: Designer loft & one of the most unique spaces in the city.
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2.5B)
Location: Next to Andares
Located just one block from Andares Square, this luxurious apartment is in an upscale area of town with lots of restaurants and nightlife. The two-bedroom apartment is bright, spacious, and outfitted with Insta-worthy decor, making for a comfortable stay in a vibrant area of town. It’s definitely upscale, with lots of fluffy towels in the contemporary bathrooms, and even robes to slip into!
The building is packed with amenities like a gym, rooftop infinity pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and business center. No matter what kind of group you’re traveling with, this makes for an epic stay in the heart of Guadalajara.
Why We Love It: Spacious apartment with five-star facilities.
Type: Entire Home (4BR, 4B)
If you’re looking for a unique stay in Guadalajara, this vacation home will certainly do the trick. Designed and built by world renowned Mexican architect, Luis Barragán, staying here is a truly special experience. Barragán’s design was heavily influenced by Europe and Morocco, giving this casa a one-of-a-kind feel.
Casa Franco is clad with high ceilings, adobe walls, and all of the luxuries you could ever wish for. Each of the bedrooms features a memory foam mattresses and crisp linens, along with a Nespresso machine and a mini fridge. Your stay even comes with fresh breakfast every morning… Yum!
P.S., One of the rooms even has a full sized tub in it for a romantic soak after exploring the city.
There’s plenty of room to lounge around both inside and out, with an extensive library, cute lounge, and multiple courtyards.
Why We Love It: Beautifully decorated designer home in a quiet neighborhood.
Type: Entire Home (5BR, 5B)
If you’re hoping to feel like Mexican royalty on your trip, book this VRBO in Guadalajara ASAP!
Gorgeous tiled floors, suspended light fixtures, an indoor courtyard, and a private pool… seriously, this 19th-century Mexican villa is what dreams are made of.
Coming with five large bedrooms and five bathrooms, this house has been fully modernized while retaining its classic charm. The kitchen is fully functional and there are plenty of sitting areas for lounging around.
Besides the pool and the unbelievable architecture, the best part about this house is the amazing view that overlooks the entire city.
Why We Love It: Traditional Mexican villa with new world charm.
Didn’t I tell you there’s something for everyone in Guadalajara? From private rooms to massive villas to apartments in the middle of town, you can find it all in this city.
For more on Mexico, check out our Mexico travel guide!
Things to Do in Guadalajara
Looking for ideas on what to do in Guadalajara during your time there? Check out some of these local experiences in the area that we recommend.
- Tequila & Distillery Tour w/ Tasting
- Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque Half-Day Tour
- Lake Chapala & Ajijic Day Trip
Packing for Your Vacation Rental
Before you take off for your trip, check out our Beach Packing List to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important!
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