Ah, summer – the much-anticipated time of year, when everyone from grade-schoolers to grandparents can get away from the drone of daily life to a thrilling, sunny retreat. When you’re in the United States, you’re spoilt for choice in the summer holidays. From the mountains of Colorado and the beaches of Florida to the music of Tomorrowland and the many breathtaking National Parks, there’s nothing you can’t do in this season!
Is daily life a mundane suburban or countryside routine for you? Why not escape to the city in the summer! If you live in the Southeastern states, let Charlotte be your destination. With the myriad sports, entertainment, and cultural experiences in Uptown, paired with the natural experiences of the area’s lakes, variety awaits in North Carolina’s capital.
If Charlotte’s your choice for your next summer trip, consider these five HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals, selected to cater to any experience:
1. Hip apartment in Elizabeth
If you’re looking for a colorful and suburban yet central stay, this home should do the trick! Located in the posh neighborhood of Elizabeth, this first-floor apartment provides ample space for a family of four, and puts you just under ten minutes from both the city and nearby nature parks. Enter a space of vibrancy as you step through the door to this home. Kick back with the cushions of the sofa, gaze upon the many contemporary art pieces hanging about this home, or step out the arched door onto the porch. People-watch from the comfort of the L-shaped sofa, and worry not about privacy – the thriving hedge to the left leaves this space well concealed for more intimate get-togethers. By night, doze off in this vivacious bedroom. With fresh linens and a copious number of pillows, this king-sized bed allows for plenty of space and comfort for everyone – even when the kids want to cozy up! Getting the kids in the bath can be a hassle, but that may not be the case in this bathroom! With its bright, bouncy colors, your kids are going to love washing in here. Moreover, with a double sink, you’ll never have to worry about taking turns to freshen up in the morning!
Large 1br/1ba Sleeps 4--no Car Needed-Covered porch!
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:dining room window ac was trifling to cool the space
Cleanliness:apartment building and apartment were clean and well maintainedthe apartment is wonderful clean comfortable and beautifully furnishedthe apartment is lovely and very cleanthe kitchen is fully stocked and the place was very clean
Host:the management was immediately responsive to any questions we hadthe host was responsive and accommodatingowners are super responsivethe hosts made us feel completely welcome with goodies and drinks upon arrivalby far the most thoughtful vrbo hostsRead more reviews
Location:the location was greatwe enjoyed walking to the many unique restaurants in the areaall an easy walk from the apartmentthe neighborhood is walkable quiet and nicewe brought our dogs and the neighborhood was perfect for long walks
2. Cottage in Biddleville (from USD 236)
If you’re planning a stay near Uptown Charlotte but require room for more guests, worry not – find larger accommodation in this cottage! Located in the in-city neighborhood of Biddleville, staying here puts you even closer to the sights of Uptown Charlotte. Should the kids need to cool down in the summer heat, Ray’s Splash Planet is just five minutes away! As you enter this home, notice the Charlotte city skyline through your blinds. But why admire the views from indoors when you can bring a cool drink out to this balcony? Admire the scenery and people-watch from here. If the summer heat gets too overbearing, open up the umbrella and bask in its shade. After a long day of urban adventure, soothe yourself with a shower in this mint-colored marble-lined bathroom. And when it’s time for bed, retreat to the primary-colored hues of the house’s three bedrooms. The blue master bedroom comes with a large, mirrored closet and flat-screen TV, but if you don’t require such luxuries, settle for the fiery red bedroom or the mellow yellow one instead.
Walk to Uptown-Charming Renovated Cottage in Great Location Overlooking the Skyline!
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:very clean and we'll decoratedhouse is very clean and comfortableit was very clean and neat with all that was needed to enjoy our almost week stayRead more reviews
Location:great location on the edge of downtownthe house is in a cute neighborhood and close to downtownperfect place for a stay near downtownthis was the perfect location for any weekend getawaywe had a pleasant walk through the 4th ward which is not too far away
3. Pretty in pink in Pineville (from USD 206)
Get away to this charming little home in Pineville, a suburb along the border with South Carolina. A family-friendly area, this residence is simple with an interior charm, and is also convenient for day trips to Lake Wylie, South Carolina, or the amusement park of Carowinds. Enter the heliotrope hues of this home, complemented by its urban yet contemporary furnishings. Sit back for some local television here, or, if you just so happen to be looking at this article for a fall / winter getaway, warm up by the fireplace! Enjoy your morning coffee on this dining table, a fun, artsy furnishing with Ionic pillars for legs. While everyone’s gathered round, why not plan your day on the chalkboard? This is yet another residence where you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bedrooms! Sleep pretty in pink in the bright master bedroom, settle for a darker, classier elegance in the Gothic patterns of the second bedroom, or, for the more professional vibe, sleep in the single bedroom, where you’ll have a desk to get back to work if you need it.
Beautifully furnished home next to lake & park - safe and convenient locationPineville, NC, US
4. Quiet house by Mountain Island Lake (from USD 446)
If you hope for an aquatic adventure while taking a trip to explore the area’s heritage, book this secluded house by Mountain Island Lake. Not only is it located just by the water, staying here puts you only about 20 minutes from sites like the Historic Latta Plantation! Of course, what better way to introduce this residence than by its aquatic focal point? Roast marshmallows with this picturesque view hile sitting on Adirondack chairs, or enjoy some al fresco waterfront dining on the deck. There’s even space for a boat or two by the private dock! If the summer rain happens to come your way, congregate in this lovely sun room instead! One of this home’s living rooms comes with a map of Charlotte and its surrounding waters – perfect for planning an adventure of the area. When the sleeping hour strikes, parents or couples can retreat to this homey, king-sized bedroom. And children can bunk in the spirit of adventure with the suspended bed of this room!
Private home on beautiful Mountain Island Lake in CharlotteCharlotte, NC, US
5. Bungalow by the beach in Steele Creek (from USD 253)
Wait, what? A beach? In the inland parts of North Carolina? Yes, you read it correctly! Nothing’s impossible with this lakeside bungalow. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and its own private beach, slumber and sun await for up to six guests. Even your canine and feline friends are welcome too. With so much space surrounding this humble abode, frolic in the sun with a game of catch or Frisbee. Enjoy all the merriment of a beach holiday on your very own lakeside beach! Soak up some vitamin D in the hammock, or taking a running start off the dock into the cool waters of Lake Wylie. Is it lunchtime yet? Return to this screened-in porch for a rest and a quick bite to eat before returning to the thrill of the outdoors. Time for bed? Couples can cuddle up on this king-sized bed, complete with sheets of a matching color scheme to the outdoors. Meanwhile, youths and the young at heart can rest in the bunk beds of this room. While the top accommodates only one, the bottom futon folds out to a twin bed for two.
Intimate hideaway with Beach, Dock, Hot Tub, Pontoon Rental Availability, etc.
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:we appreciated the cleanliness of the cabin
Host:couple of hiccups that were taken care of with great concern and care by ownersshe was so thoughtful and very accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for fishing boating and skiingthere was also still tons to do close by to enjoy our tripthe location was perfect - within 20 minutes of our daughter’s home in ft
Celebrate summer in Charlotte
From the suburbs to the city and its scenic water bodies, Charlotte is an often-overlooked city that is full of sights and sounds. Whether it’s with your family or friends, escape to Charlotte for manifold experiences, and book one of these beautiful HomeAways for a great stay.
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