10 Airbnbs in Davao to Enjoy the King City of the South

As the third largest city in the Philippines, the thriving city of Davao can be exciting to explore. Activities can range from simple visits to cultural sites to nature trails, or just simply enjoying the city itself. But to enjoy Davao in comfort and convenience, consider booking Airbnb homes in Davao. Most of the rentals are budget-friendly and the splurge-worthy picks can be spectacular!

Also read: 10 Things to Do in Davao — the King City of the South

Airbnb homes in Davao to book when visiting the King City

1. This mountain sanctuary surrounded by lush vegetation

Listing name: Pine Breeze Villa, Private Villa. Mountain Resort

Listing type: Villa

Max no. of guests:2

No. of bedrooms: 1

This romantic villa surrounded by the flora and fauna of the mountains is an easy pick when booking Airbnb homes in Davao. It is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and a paradise for those who book the stay. But, make sure to bring everything that you might need when going up to the cabin; the city is an hour and a half away!

Make full use of their dining amenities while staying here, including their barbecue grill! This will let you cook a nice, nourishing meal as you enjoy a scenic al fresco dinner in Davao’s mountains. Davao is naturally enchanting, and this is the perfect home to experience the city’s beauty.

2. This resthouse in the cool highlands of Davao that’s perfect for groups

Listing name: Agila Resthouse

Listing type: Resthouse

Max no. of guests: 12 guests

No. of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms

Does your barkada need to unwind after hectic days of work? Or maybe you just want a family vacation for pure relaxation. Then read on, because this is one of the best Airbnb homes in Davao to consider!

An impressive accommodation for 12 guests and three bedrooms means no one in your group will be left behind. Take your parties indoors with their karaoke, or binge-watch movies or series through their Netflix subscription. The fire pit is a great spot e to chill and relax in the enveloping mountain fog with you and your best ride-or-dies.

3. This house in the middle of the city that’s made for family gatherings

Listing name: Cheerful 4 BedRooms with Family Pool for Gathering

Listing type: House

Max no. of guests: 10 guests

No. of bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

This spacious home lies just outside the busy Davao streets, but its seclusion provides privacy for your next family gathering. Apart from its multiple rooms, the house is also outfitted with amenities: board games for the kids, karaoke for the uncles and aunts, and a garden terrace for inuman sessions. It is also one of the few Airbnb homes in Davao that has a swimming pool!

4. This condo unit that has a great view of Mount Apo

Listing name: Industrial condo: great view of Mt Apo @ Avida

Listing type: Studio

Max no. of guests: 3 guests

No. of bedrooms: 1 bedroom

A home with a nice view will help you engage and explore your neighbourhood. And if that nice view happens to be the majestic Mount Apo, invigoration will only come soon after. So what better way to begin exploring Davao than to awake and see the sunrise over Mount Apo?

Besides the stunning scenery, this unit is fully furnished with amenities to let its guests relax. The pool is free of use for two people, and there’s a 50-inch smart TV with a Netflix subscription. Evenings come alive in this unit’s neighbourhood as well, since its strategically located in popular spots in the metro like the Roxas Street Food Market or Chinatown

5. This simple home for families and groups in a quiet community

Listing name: 2-Story House, 10-15 minute drive from Airport

Listing type: House

Max no. of guests: 10 guests

No. of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms

This townhouse is perfect for travellers who would like to access major establishments in Davao with efficiency. For a start, the house is just 10 minutes away from Davao International Airport, so guests can shortly settle in the house as soon as the plane lands. As soon as guests check in, they can ride any PUV going to malls like Abreeza Mall and SM Lanang. This house is also a 5-minute walk away from the Davao Pearl Farm Wharf and Sasa Wharf.

If Davao’s temperatures get too warm, don’t worry, the house has it covered. Apart from the garage and terrace, both of the house’s floors are fully air-conditioned. Guests also have full use of their appliances, including a washing machine, electric stove, refrigerator, and microwave. High-speed Internet is also available to keep guests connected.

6. This cosy bungalow hidden from the Davao metro

Listing name: 2 bedroom home, free fast Fibre Wi-Fi and Netflix

Listing type: Home

Max no. of guests: 4 guests

No. of bedrooms: 2 bedrooms

Bookings in gated communities are exceptional considerations when picking out Airbnb homes in Davao. This bungalow listing just lies outside the city’s busy intersections and avenues, so slipping in and out of the metro is easy and convenient. Apart from its proximity to places of interest, such as groceries and attractions, the bungalow’s community also has amenities which extend to its guests. This includes the community pool!

Also read: 10 Charming Airbnbs in Davao for a Southern Adventure

7. This spacious home that’s perfect for lounging around with friends

Listing name: The Emerald Guesthouse (w/ Netflix, Parking, WiFi)

Listing type: Home

Max no. of guests:8 guests

No. of bedrooms: 2 bedrooms

Accents of emerald give this listing’s interiors an earthy and refreshing vibe. There’s an emerald leather couch, curtains, and a carpet that stands out against its bone-white walls. There’s even a stylish mood light instalment in the ceiling!

Colour scheme aside, this house has everything that you and your barkada need for a fun staycation. A kitchen and grill are available outside the open garage, plus there are also two extensive bedrooms and a Netflix subscription. All you need are food and drinks to shape that incredible weekend inside this house!

8. This cosy and convenient unit near the shopping district

Listing name: Halcy’s Haven, Studio Condo at the Heart of Davao

Listing type: Condo unit

Max no. of guests: 3 guests

No. of bedrooms: 1 bedroom

The convenience of being a few steps away from popular shopping districts can’t be understated. This is why this is one of the efficient picks for Airbnb homes in Davao. Abreeza Mall is just beside the listing, while the airport is just a few minutes away. The host can also arrange pool and gym access for your stay. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to this unit once your staycation is over!

9. This beachfront villa for big groups on Samal Island

Listing name: Private Modern Tropical Villa with Infinity Pool

Listing type: Villa

Max no. of guests: 12 guests

No. of bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

One of the absolute best things to do in Davao is staying on Samal Island. This garden island is always a popular destination among Davaoeños, especially during weekends. It seems every edge of the island has a resort, and it won’t be surprising to see these beaches filled with people. Fortunately, this listing looks like a resort of its own!

The villa has a beachfront view where the sunrise will always wake and greet you. If descending to the beach seems too tiring for you and your friends, there is an infinity pool that has a breathtaking view of the beach. The markets are only 15 minutes away from the property, so you can arrange for a fantastic pool party with friends in a short amount of time. If you and your friends can afford the booking, this is easily the best place to dance the night away!

Also read: Davao and Samal Island Itinerary: Food Spots & Tourist Attractions

10. This simple but affordable unit to make the most of your shoestring budget

Listing name: Cozy Studio w/ WIFI&Netflix near the Airport&Malls

Listing type: Unit

Max no. of guests: 5 guests

No. of bedrooms: 1 bedroom

You don’t need a lavish unit to enjoy the beauty of Davao. This humble common space is perfect for slipping in and out of attractions and destinations in the King City of the South. There’s the usual: a Netflix subscription, a kitchen, and surprisingly, access to the community swimming pool. Keep an eye out for the ceiling fan when staying here as well – there’s a Bluetooth speaker installed inside it! It certainly defines the phrase “more bang for your buck”! 

Also read: Hills View Mountain Villa in Davao Offers a Taste of the Swiss Alps

Since Davao is continuously growing, Airbnb homes in Davao increase with it. The King City of the South is an exciting place to visit and explore, but finding a place to rest in the middle of the city is invaluable. So before setting off to explore Davao, take the time to filter out accommodation options.

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