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10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Athens, Ohio - Updated 2021

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Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua

Located just an hour away from Ohio’s largest city, Columbus, the small town of Athens offers a very quaint and peaceful place for you to visit or even retire. Considered as a college town, it is home to the Ohio University, which is one of the best educative institutions in the US. Because of this, the town and the campuses of the university are somewhat intertwined with each other. This makes it easier for you to go from one touristy place to another. If you’re going to the town to visit a college student or you’re just going sightseeing, here are some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals In Athens, Ohio.

1. Cozy home in a wooded neighborhood (from USD 61)

This lower-level unit in the middle of the woods is located just a short walk away from the campus. The unit comes with a private bedroom, living room, and a full bathroom. The kitchen also comes equipped with a refrigerator and a gas grill with a side burner. There are also windows in every room that give you great views of the surrounding forest.

Walk to Campus from this Private Wooded Oasis
Athens, Ohio, United States
98 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the coffee and tea table was thoughtful and made for a pleasant morning
they have a continental breakfast and the view of the woods is is amazing
we really appreciated tea coffee and snacks they left out on a table for us
beautiful views cozy fireplace homey decor and lovely hosts
the bed was comfortable and the bedding was very nice
great place to stay everything was very clean and comfortable
the place is super clean and roomy
it was very clean and has a very comfortable bed
this is a wonderful clean comfortable place to stay
things are always neat and clean
regina and greg are great hosts
great hosts super comfy bed
very welcoming and thoughtful hosts
friendly hosts quiet and private
regina and greg were the most gracious hosts
the location felt safe and it was near so many things
great location and great space
nice private location and within walking distance to many places
beautiful secluded location yet close enough to the university where we wanted to be
the location is great within walking distance of ou and athens
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2. Ranch-style home for four people

Wallahalla is a four-bedroom, one bathroom ranch-themed home that can sleep up to four people. You and your family will surely enjoy its fully furnished living room that comes with games, books, and music. The home is also very pet-friendly with its fully fenced backyard and complimentary dog treats, pet bowls, and waste bags. The full kitchen also comes complete with pots, pans, dishes, and many more. The full bathroom also comes with a shower, bathtub, towels, and toiletries.

Athens, Ohio, United States
291 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was nice since there is not a tv
beds are comfortable kitchen is well equipped and the fenced in yard provides opportunities for traveling pets
quiet neighborhood great location comfortable with lots of nice amenities
kitchen/appliances were all new and clean
awesome bathroom we would definitely stay again
very clean & comfortable
the place clean and tastefully decorated
super clean dog-friendly and a unique stay
great clean place and quiet setting
it was clean comfy and welcoming
the host is very easy to reach and very accomodating
i would highly recommend this host
the hosts were very responsive and quick to address any issues
thank you for hosting us
would definitely stay again amazing hosts amazing space
a great central location for traveling the area
great place to stay very close to athens
the location was also perfect for those visiting the ohio university campus for school or work
it's very close to athens but in the countryside where it's quiet and peaceful
wallahalla is in a great location for access to athens or lake snowden
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3. Great views from a tiny home (from USD 60)

Enjoy living tiny in Athens in this cozy cabin in the woods. You’ll be surrounded by lush forests and a lot of trees, yet it is so close to the center of Athens. It is a tiny home so you’ll surely bond with your friends and family. There are two queen-sized beds, one of which is in the extended loft while one is on the main floor. Entertainment is also not an issue in the home as there is a smart TV and free Wi-Fi access. The kitchen also comes with everything you need to cook small meals. The bathroom has a shower, composting toilet, and a sink. Pets are also welcome to stay.

Great View and Private setting 3 Miles from Athens
Athens, Ohio, United States
303 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
loved the air conditioning during the very hot august athens weekend wifi also worked perfectly
perhaps an exhaust fan could be helpful there
oh the blessed quiet ignore the tv and enjoy nature
the space is comfortable with a nice rustic feel
beautiful location with great views of the woods a comfortable tiny house with some unique touches
the tiny house was clean and well equipped for our needs
this place was beautiful safe clean and chad and jesi are super nice
i love that there was a decent amount of cleaning supplies stocked and even a shop vac
a very clean quiet cabin in the woods quick convenient drive to athens
they are both wonderful hosts anf the place was very clean when we got there
the hosts were very helpful and friendly
owners easily responsive and respectful
chad and jesi are fantastic hosts
great stay chad and jesi were great hosts
fantastic little cabin with friendly and professional hosts
excellent location close to athens
perfect little cozy get away great location off the beaten path but still close enough to town
great location the house is tiny and cute but has everything you need
yet close enough to one of my favorite towns
the cabin is really nice and the location is fantastic
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4. Private room in 1910-restored home (from USD 95)

Enjoy living in the past by staying in this private room in a restored home from the 1910s. It is located within a five-minute walk to the uptown Athens, Ohio University, and various shops and restaurants. The room features a queen-sized bed and a beautifully tiled bathroom with a separate sink, shower, and clawfoot tub. Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will also greet you in the morning. There’s also complimentary Wi-Fi access in your room.

Private Room in 1910 Restored Home
Athens, Ohio, United States
58 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee cream & breakfast items were a nice touch
very friendly host comfortable bed and room great view of the sunrise in the morning
she also put out a really nice coffee/breakfast selection in the mornings
the room was quiet and the bed was quite comfortable
the bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed
the space was clean and exactly as shown in the picture
our room and bathroom were clean and the house was beautiful
our room was very charming and clean and equipped with everything we needed
the house itself is beautiful very clean and has comfortable beds
diane's home was clean & comfortable
a lovely home with truly welcoming hosts
they were extremely attentive and kind
also the owners were very welcoming and kind
wonderful place and wonderful hosts
awesome place awesome hosts and exceptional relaxation
easy walking distance to ohio university too
the location was ideal
great location within walking distance of everything
great location on a quiet street yet close to the action of downtown athens
the location was private but a short walk to town for dinner shopping & entertainment
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5. Private second-floor rental in Athens (from USD 122)

Enjoy a very homely feel while you’re in Athens by staying at this unit on the second floor of a family home. It comes with a bedroom, a full-sized bathroom, and a second room that has a futon, TV, and lounge space. Its proximity from the Ohio University, Uptown Athens, restaurants, bars, shops, bike path, and hiking trails makes it a perfect home for tourists like you. It is perfect for couples, solo backpackers, and even business travelers. You are also free to use their kitchen and fire pit in their back yard.

Private second floor (bed, bath and living space)
Athens, Ohio, United States
26 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the house was exceptionally clean
everything was very clean and looked exactly like the photos
it is meticulously clean
haylie's place was super clean
very comfortable lots of room and very clean
haylie and jason are excellent hosts
host were very welcoming and informative
she is kind caring and thoughtful
i would absolutely return again haylie was super responsive and a pleasure to interact with
haylie and jason were lovely hosts i was down in athens for mom's weekend at ohio university
good place for ohio university family weekends
wonderful location less than a mile to ou
haylie’s place was in the perfect location for a quick walk to uptown
a nice short walk to campus
the house is walking distance from campus and very close to other fun things to do in athens
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6. Attic room in historic home (from USD 95)

Enjoy wonderful views with the matching vintage furniture and full-sized bed in this beautifully restored century home right in the heart of uptown Athens and Ohio University. There’s a shared bathroom which is nicely tiled and common areas with other bathrooms. It has front and back porches for you to just relax in the morning. There’s also complimentary coffee, tea, and light breakfast in the kitchen.

Private Attic in 1910 Restored Home
Athens, Ohio, United States
71 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
diane prepared breakfast for us (coffee orange juice mini muffin and fresh fruits)
the attic was quite spacious the bed was very comfortable and the views were spectacular
our individual room was spacious and had a great view of athens and the hocking river valley
diane is a terrific host we loved the beautiful house and very comfortable room
diane and her husband were outstanding hosts the amenities were clean cozy and inviting
very clean and stylish place
very clean quiet and excellent location
the house itself is beautiful very clean and has comfortable beds
the room was clean and private and made our stay very convenient and comfortable
the home is beautiful clean cozy and conveniently located
lovely classic home and wonderful friendly hosts my wife and i loved our stay
beautiful old house lovely hosts very friendly and welcoming
she has also been very helpful and kind to us during our stay
the hosts are very friendly and have great tips on local spots
they are very nice and helpful
great location and comfortable space
nice place walking distance to ohio university and court st
the location was within easy walking distance of downtown restaurants ohio university campus and more
inviting cosy place in a fantastic location for enjoying athens & the university
a wonderful spacious homestay location convenient to uptown athens
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7. Charming apartment at the water's edge (from USD 86)

This charming, newly renovated apartment overlooking a very peaceful pond offers you a very laidback stay without being too far from the bustling Athens. It offers a very gorgeous view from its deck. The home comes with all the amenities you need like a fully equipped kitchen, a television, towels, beddings, blow dryer, toiletries, Wi-Fi, and a lot more. Its bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room. Snacks and a continental breakfast are also provided for you.

Water's Edge - entire apartment
Athens, Ohio, United States
293 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and spacious apartment with lots of amenities and a lovely view over a pond
nice to have breakfast on the balcony overlooking the pond
warm and cozy with a gorgeous view
everything was great fully stocked kitchen and beautiful view
the bed is super comfortable with plenty of blankets and pillows
very very clean and comfortable
everything was very clean orderly and comfortable
the apartment is quiet clean and comfortable
it is always so warm clean and friendly
very clean nicely decorated cozy place to stay
thank you to deni and her staff
deni was the most gracious host
deni is a great host she responds very quickly whenever i have any questions
pretty place well built wonderful host
deni was easily reached with questions and helpful
cozy apartment in a great location
just inspirational location and hosts
great location and only about 10 minutes to campus
it was a good location as well
quiet location and nice views but close enough to easily go out
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8. Quiet country home near Ohio University (from USD 129)

This two-bedroom, loft home is located just a few miles away from the prestigious university. One bedroom comes with a twin over full bunk bed while the other has a four-post full-sized bed. The loft area, on the other hand, has a queen-sized bed. This home is perfect for parents, alumni, or guests that want to be near the campus yet will surely love the ambiance and the amenities of a home in a quaint and rural environment.

Quiet Country Setting Close to Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, United States
70 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free wifi netflix etc
plenty of room for 6 people to sleep comfortably
very clean and cozy home
place was very clean with everything was in working condition
older but clean
the place is quiet and rural clean and not much more you could ask
very clean and tucked back on the road so nice and quiet
host was quick to reply and helpful
gordon was a great host
the owner was terrific about communicating and check out
gordon is an excellent host
my children really enjoyed this peaceful family friendly home
the location was great
comfortable location just outside of athens
cool house in a quiet setting and very close to campus
very close to ou but out of town so its super quiet
location of house is great 5 minutes from campus
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9. Entire three-bedroom apartment (from USD 192)

Located just a few steps away from Ohio University and Uptown Athens, this apartment right above the host’s business offers a very convenient location for you. You’ll surely have easy access to groceries, restaurants, shops, and others. There are three bedrooms and six beds that can accommodate up to eight guests, making it perfect for large groups. Enjoy a very private experience during your stay. There are even a barbecue grill and a picnic table at the back for some enjoyable barbecue nights with friends and family.

Athens Footpath Bed and Breakfast II
Athens, Ohio, United States
86 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture and beds were very comfortable
we enjoyed that it was renovated and had plenty of beds a couch and a few chairs
second time back staying in christine's athens footpath apartment and shared it with five other friends
comfortable furnishings beds and the kitchen was stocked far better than we could have ever dreamed
christine was very welcoming and we were surprised to have some breakfast food already stocked including coffee
very clean and cozy
very clean and well arranged place
the place is very clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and spacious
great place clean uncluttered cozy
fred and christine are marvelous hosts
the hosts were easy to communicate with as well
she was responsive attentive and very welcoming to myself and fellow alums
host is very quick to respond and makes sure everything is the way you want it
helpful and professional
good apartment close to campus
great location easy to walk to where we wanted to go
christine’s place was amazing the location is about a 10 minute walk uptown
convenient location to uptown with easy parking
great location and within walking distance to the ohio university campus and downtown eateries
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10. Private room in North Hill

This one-bedroom room in a quaint home in North Hill offers a very private yet homely feel during your stay. The host is also very kind and is ready to provide you with everything you need. You can use their kitchen to cook your own meals and even do your own laundry. It is just a two-minute walk from the bustling Court Street.

House on North Hill
Athens, Ohio, United States
9 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the room had plenty of space
the room and bed were very comfortable
her home is clean stylish and very comfortable
clean comfortable good location
barbara was a kind and attentive host
barbara was very kind and provided everything we needed
barbara is extremely friendly and offered some great advice for places to visit
very good looking place with hospital owner in center of athens ohio
the location of this listing was wonderful
quaint lovely home located very close to all things ou
it is an easy 2 minute walk from court street
the house was in the perfect location to uptown athens
her artwork makes the place cute and artsy
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Have fun with family and friends in Athens, Ohio

Surely, Athens isn’t just a college town for students but also a great place to visit and explore. There are lots of exciting things to do and places to visit as well as cozy places to stay. Make sure to stay at these great Airbnb vacation rentals the next time you’re in town.

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Ryan is a Computer Engineer with a heart for traveling and writing. Born in Pasay City, Philippines, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, he is now based in the Philippines' City of Smiles, Bacolod...Read more

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