Whistler is located just two hours from Vancouver in British Columbia and is truly a year round destination. It is also full of vacation rentals. Known for world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking, hiking and lake time in the summer. If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Whistler BC, you’ve come to the right place. After visiting Whistler countless times, no one knows the location better.
If it is your first time going to Whistler, trying to decide where to stay with an overwhelming list of options can be a huge pain. But we have done all of the guesswork for you! This list of the 10 best AirBNB’s in Whistler takes all of the guesswork out of which AirBNB to pick. This list takes into account homes, condos, and chalets with the best amenities, great reviews, and favorable locations. It also takes into account budget travel and families or large groups.
Best AirBNB in Whistlers for Summer or Winter
True Ski In / Ski Out Whistler AirBNB
This true ski in ski out rental has three bedrooms and sleeps 7! It is located in upper village next to Blackcomb and next to the Cruiser ski run. It also features a jetted tub and in-suite laundry. There is a shared hot tub for guests’ use. All Guests at the Painted Cliff have access to it. There is one parking spot for the property. It does not indicate whether it is free or paid parking.
Bed Set UP: Master: King, 2nd: king or 2 twins 3rd: King or 2 twins + high quality additional twin bed if needed
Ski in/Ski Out: YES
Best for: Winter
Condo Ski in / Ski Out near Wizard Chair
The Aspens is a true ski-in ski-out property, and it’s just a short ski to the base of the Wizard Chair on Blackcomb. This rental is a 3 bedroom condo and sleeps 6 people comfortably. Spread out across one level, this three bedroom, two bath property will make you feel right at home. The property features a ski valet as well as a shared hot tub and pool.
Bedroom Configuration: Master: Queen , 2nd: Queen, 3rd: King or Two Twins.
Ski in/Ski Out: YES
Best for: Winter
Parking: not included. Expect to pay about $20 per day.
Cheap Whistler Condo with a great Pool and Hot Tub
This is one of my personal favorite places to stay, especially in the summer! This rental has one of Whistler’s best pools! It is a one bedroom condo that sleeps 4 people. No frills, but a great location and perfect summer or winter. It is a bit of a walk to the ski lifts if you are traveling with kids to Whistler, but if you are a couple or just adults, walking is doable. There is paid parking on site.
Ski in/Ski Out: No
Best for: Winter or Summer
Parking: not included. Expect to pay about $26 per day.
AirBNB Whistler, Private Hot Tub, Ski in / Ski Out Sleeps 8
Master on the main and private hot tub are two of the big selling features of this rental! The ski in / ski out is legit! Take the Home Run Lower Cruiser blue run to within 20 feet of your front door! If you’re not skiing, the free shuttle runs all year long every 15 mins until 1 AM and stops right in front of the complex. It’s a short 3-5 minute ride to all the shops, restaurants and amenities in the village! This unit has in suite washer / dryer which is a must in Whistler!
Beds: Master:King. 2nd: King or two Twin Den: Two twin
Ski in/Ski Out: Yes
Best for: Winter or Summer
Parking: nearby. Unknown if free parking.
Hot Tub: Private hot tub
Whistler Cabin Sleeps 24!
Call it a home, call it a cabin, call it whatever you want! This home in Whistler has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and sleeps up to 24 guests! It boasts affordable luxury and is one of the cheapest Whistler homes to rent if you need something for a lot of people. This home is not a party rental, but the perfect extended family vacation or corporate retreat accomodation. This Whistler home rental has a pool table, a hot tub and a dry sauna. The location of this Whistler rental is ideal. It is really close to the village (you will not find private homes in the village. In the summer months it is a quick bike ride or 15-20 minute walk. It is a 2 minute drive by car!
Ski in/Ski Out: No
Best for: Winter or Summer
Parking: driveway and garage
Hot Tub: Private hot tub
Blow your Mind with this Log Home in Whistler
When looking for the best AirBNB’s in Whistler, the show stops with this Totem Chalet log home.
Step inside this luxurious three-bedroom log home and you’ll immediately be struck by its warmth and comfort. Fashioned from natural wood, the curved walls make you feel like you’re in a giant treehouse with a carved totem pole standing sentinel at the center. The main floor is home to an inviting open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The top floor is dedicated to a magnificent master bedroom and its en-suite bathroom. Bedroom Two occupies the lower floor, alongside the media and games room, and you’ll find the third bedroom on the ground floor. If you like to keep up your fitness routine on vacation, you’ll love the home exercise room and there’s a private outdoor hot tub on the large balcony, perfect for soothing ski-heavy muscles.
BEST FOR: Unparalleled Luxury
One Bedroom Penthouse AirBNB Whistler Village
This Whistler Airbnb One Bedroom unit in Whistler Village has a hot tub, a pool and epic views! It is only 525 square feet but that is plenty of space for a couple who does not plan to spend tons of time in their room. It is beautifully styled with modern decor. This Whistler AirBNB has one bedroom, one bathroom and sleeps 4 people. It is walking distance to the ski lifts, restaurants and bars and comes with free parking. It has one queen bed in the bedroom and a memory foam sofa bed in the living room.
BEST FOR: Couples
THE GOOD: Located in the Village, Price,
THE BAD: Too small for groups or families.
We had a fabulous stay here. The apartment was very clean and had everything that we needed and more. The location was absolutely ideal – a 3 minute walk to the grocery store and right in the village. We would definitely choose to stay here again. Thank you so much for having us!Tennile, Sept 2020
Victoria and Christian are truly “super hosts”. Incredible communication and their space is just perfect. Very central location, close to everything you would need. Can’t recommend it enough. Will be back very soon!!Shaun, Oct 2020
Great suite, superb location and courteous and quick communication the hosts. We’ll be back!Rick, Oct 2020
1 Bedroom Whistler AirBNB with Private Hot Tub
This is a true gem in Whistler. This one bedroom townhouse sleeps 4 people and has a private covered hot tub as well as a shared swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness area. The space is basic, but decently appointed with all of the necessities. It includes free parking, free wifi and bike storage. It has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer. It is located at Glacier’s Reach, which is close to everything but not right in the village.
BEST FOR: Couple or Family of 4
THE GOOD: Private Hot Tub, Heated Swimming Pool, Close to Amenities but not right in the village
THE BAD: One bedroom only
Ian’s place was prefect little getaway during COVID. It was clean and the best thing was the private hot tub. Would stay here again!
Aman, Sept 2020
This is an exceptional value, do not expect new, but all things worked and made an enjoyable stay.
Kenneth, Sept 2020
Ian was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had! The instructions for checking in were super simple! The location for the place was perfect for us girls staying there.. as we didn’t want to stay inside the village but wanted to be close to! The hot tub was our favourite part of staying here!!
Dolly, July 2020
Whistler AirBNB Log Chalet Rental
This log cabin rental in Whistler is great for families and groups. Two patios, hot tub, full kitchen, large dining room table, and lots of couches complete the space. The house has very large common areas which is perfect for big group meals and relaxing with friends & family. The large living room has double door which open on to the front patio which is equipped with a table and chairs for outdoor meals. On the other side of the house there is a second big patio with more seating and a covered hot-tub area. The main floor has a washroom as well as access to laundry facilities. Up stairs there are 4 bedrooms, a loft with two rooms, and three full bathrooms.
BEST FOR: Large Families or Groups
THE GOOD: Hot Tub, lots of space, Canoe use in summer
THE BAD: Long term tenants occupy the lower floor in a complete seperate space. For most people, this is not a problem at all.
Place was excellent! We enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin that was in the woods yet still close to Whistler village! Would recommend this place! – Riley, August 2020
Great stay Paul was very accommodating and the chalet was perfect for our family. Highly recommend for the awesome whistler get away !! – Carla, Sept 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Air BNB Whistler rentals
Whistler is a pet-friendly resort. Most (but not all) properties welcome pets. However, check the rental carefully as some buildings do not allow pets.
That really depends. The mid-range family accommodations that sleep around 6 people are very popular. Those are also the most common. Two bedroom places are perfect for families or couples or friends who are coming to Whistler.
I already listed one of my favorites above. It is perfect for up to 4 people and has one of the best pools. If you missed it, it was this one!
Yes it is legal. Most of the vacation rentals are managed by property managers. You will find very few that are listed and managed by the owner, but you will find a lot of privately owned ones inside a rental pool managed by a property management company.
More Resources on Traveling to Whistler
Shopping Tips for Whistler Village? Check out this post on the best Whistler souvenirs.
What to Pack for Whistler
- Winter Gear: If you are going to Whistler in the winter, you are going to need a winter hat, boots, gloves and a hat. It can be snowy and cold in the village, early-season often sees no snow in the village, but it can be wet.
- Summer Gear: It is a given that the snow boots and coats can be left behind if you are visiting Whistler in summer. Remember the bathing suit, hat and sunscreen. There are plenty of lakes and many hotels have swimming pools.
- Reusable Shopping Bag: Whistler prides itself on being green, bring your own shopping bag for the grocery store, or for your souvenir shopping.
- Travel Adapter: For visitors coming from the United States, Canada uses the same 110V plugs, so no adapter is needed. But those of you visiting from Europe, the UK, Australia or Asia, make sure you bring a North American plug or inexpensive Universal Travel Adapter
- Credit Card: While yes, you will need it for shopping, but it is also needed for some hotel deposits, as well as renting gear. Most shopping in British Columbia has moved to plastic (debit or credit) as the most popular way to pay. While cash is usually fine, ensure you have credit cards where needed.
- Guidebook: Whether you like researching before hand or like to have something in your hand when you travel, grab the British Columbia Lonely Planet Guidebook.
- A good power bank to charge phones and other devices is always a good idea. After a day of videoing, GPS and taking photos, the last thing you want is a dead cell phone. These are inexpensive and come in handy during the day. If you are flying to Vancouver, make sure you keep any power banks in your hand luggage, as security will often remove them from checked bags (I have found that out the hard way before).
Renting a Car in British Columbia
Rental Cars are very popular in British Columbia, especially when planning to visit Whistler. There is just so much to see and there is not a train or bus network outside of Metro Vancouver or Victoria. If you plan on leaving Vancouver and want to see even the local ski hills, I suggest a rental car. You can get a quote on renting a car before you arrive.
Travel Insurance for Canada
There are a few other things to think about when it comes to international travel. The first thing is travel insurance. Whether it is an emergency room visit for something as simple as strep throat, or an emergency appendix surgery, or an unfortunate moped incident things do go wrong when people travel everyday. Canada is a very expensive country for medical care and a doctors visit in an Emergency Room is over $800 to just see the doctor.
I highly suggest travel insurance and a good policy. I personally never travel without it, and I even checked into my policy about care for my children if I am ever in an accident or hospitalized. There are just too many things to think about.
You can find out more information and buy your travel insurance here.
Photo Credits: Tourism Whistler / Justa JesKova (top) Ben Girardi (Bottom)
Photo Credit: Scandinave Spa/Justa Jeskova
Photo Credit : Tourism Whistler / Guy Fattal
Header Photo Credit: Scandinave Spa/Joern Rohde
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!