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Amazing Airbnb and Vrbo rentals around Raleigh

Check out some of the coolest, most unique Airbnb and Vrbo rentals around Raleigh and plan for your next adventure or staycation.

A home nestled in a private garden and surrounded by lush greenery.

This magical getaway showcases rare exotic woods and is nestled in a private garden.

Photo via Airbnb

We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Raleighite feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special City of Oaks experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase Raleigh’s Southern hospitality. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

Tiny but mighty

Cookie’s Garden Suite | Historic Oakwood
Lush gardens and greenery surround this fun and whimsical bungalow. Built in 1899, this cozy one bed, one bath would be the perfect solo getaway.

New Downtown Studio | Historic Oakwood
Perfect for a couple or a single staying a few nights in Raleigh, relax into bamboo bedding and enjoy lush greenery steps away from the NC State Capitol and several of our city’s incredible museums. The one bed, one bath stay also includes a Nespresso machine, bikes + a bidet... fancy.

    One Bedroom Residence | Glenwood South
    Located nearly a street over from the action on Glenwood Avenue, bring a pop of bright color into your life with this modern one bed, one bath apartment that’s a short walking distance to Raleigh Beer Garden, MoJoe’s Burger Joint, and much more.

    Raleigh Tiny Shed | Battery Heights
    Make your stay a unique experience in a 500-sqft two-level shed updated with every comfort like a fenced yard and plenty of natural light.

    The Awesome ‘Grizzly’ Tiny Home | North Raleigh
    Glamp outside the city in this tiny home close to Lafayette Village. Enjoy the fire pit and charcoal grill in the fenced-in graveled yard along with board games, books, and puzzle books.

    The Rose Garden Retreat | University Park
    Stay close to The Raleigh Rose Garden in this cute and comforting one bed, one bath upstairs garage apartment complete with a fire pit and fenced yard — plus, you’re close enough to walk to the Village District which is celebrating 75 years.

    Cozy cottages

    La Vie En Rose | Downtown
    The purple two bed, one bath cottage of your dreams comes with updated and polished interior for modern comfort + is located right near Moore Square, Marbles Kids Museum, and plenty of downtown restaurants.

    The Cozy Cottage | Midtown
    Staying with a large group but don’t want to sacrifice on style? This three bed, one bath cottage is cute and feminine with white and pink colors and has a sprawling, tranquil fenced-in lawn, stocked kitchen, marble shower, and firepit.

    Oakwood Bungalow | Historic Oakwood
    The wallpaper and tile details make this newly renovated two bed, two bath home stand out. Relax on the wide porch or walk to nearby restaurants like Side Street Restaurant and Gringo A Go Go — plus, bring your pooch along to hang out in the fenced-in yard.

    Modern chic

    Heart Of The City | University Park
    This two bed, three bath house features fun color accents, unexpected decor, a hot tub, renovated bathroom including a large shower, and a fully stocked kitchen. Bring a good book to curl up a read by the fireplace or outdoor fire pit.

    Home with Outdoor Oasis | Hayes Barton
    A large outdoor couch and glass fireplace take this house to the next level. Bring some friends along to stay in this three bed, two bath outdoor oasis to enjoy features like a grill, private backyard fit for entertaining, and plenty of books + games to stay busy.

    Pineview Place | Hayes Barton
    This house has a large furnished outdoor area, a light and airy interior, and a picturesque front entrance. Bring your workout clothes to exercise on the Peloton, then freshen up with the spa-like shower + bidet, or walk to grab a caffeinated sip from Idle Hour Coffee.

    The Blue Bungalow | University Park
    Located a block over from Hillsborough Street, this would be the perfect stay for anyone visiting NC State’s campus. Grab a fresh cup of coffee in the morning from Cup of Joe, then enjoy the space of this newly updated 1930s home complete with two beds, one bath, and a cute porch swing.

      Artistic sanctuaries

        Famous Raleigh Mill House | Five Points
        This house was hand-built by a local industrial designer and looks like it grew right out of the woods. The four bed, two and a half bath guest home has a tranquil private garden, rainfall shower heads, and is close to iconic spots like Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery.

        A fire pit surrounded by four adirondack chairs and trees, with a two story blue home in the back.

        This renovated home is the ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend with loved ones.

        Photo via Vrbo

        Renovated Home | Southwest Raleigh
        Step into this cozy getaway in the woods — bring a book to enjoy on the covered back porch, make dinner with the gas grill, and end your night warming up by the hand-built stone fire pit. Bring the whole family along — this renovated home sleeps 10 people and is a short drive to the NC State Farmers Market and Trophy Brewing.

        Four chairs with teal pillows sitting in a grass yard with two flamingos in the ground and a yellow tasseled umbrella.

        Picture this: You’re sitting around this seating area — drink-in-hand — at this Downtown Home.

        Photo via Vrbo

        Downtown House | Moore Square
        You’re going to love this charming home located a short drive or scooter ride from Transfer Co. Food Hall and The Raleigh Wine Shop. The updated interior, fire pit seating area, and lush backyard is not to miss — plus, it sleeps eight.

        The facade of a historic one story home which is painted gray with a yellow door.

        Have a unique stay in the Powell-Langston house circa 1909.

        Photo via Vrbo

        Historic Oakwood Hideaway | Historic Oakwood
        OK history buffs, this one’s for you. Though this historic home has been updated with modern amenities like a spacious kitchen with high end appliances, this home built in 1909 still holds its original charm in features like the original clawfoot tub/shower. The backyard is idyllic as well with its screened in porch, porch swings, and grill for entertaining.

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