10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Birmingham, Alabama - Updated 2021

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The biggest city in Alabama, Birmingham is best known for being part of the Civil Rights Trail, having served as a silent witness to the bloodshed in the fight against injustice there. Its memorials and museums provide visitors with more information about this dark period of its past. The city also offers other attractions that travelers may wish to visit during their stay here. These include the Railroad Park, which offers its visitors a peek at the industrial and creative history of Birmingham; Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, perfect for music lovers; and McWane Science Center, which is perfect for families traveling with curious kids. There are plenty of things to see and do here, and a number of amazing farm-to-table restaurants worth checking out. Be sure to take a look at this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Birmingham, Alabama.

1. Modern and stylish studio close to everything (from USD 105)

This studio, which sleeps two, puts guests close to the tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, and the different entertainments available in the downtown area. Apart from the location, it comes fully furnished with everything that you may need, including a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a smart TV. There’s even a laptop and a tablet that have been made available for guests’ use. It also comes with a white noise machine and blackout shades to help tenants enjoy a good night’s rest while staying here.

Stylish Studio in Historic Downtown Loft District
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
359 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the coffee machine tv ipad and laptop which were all super useful
the loft is so comfortable and offers so many amenities e
the bed is super comfortable and the open floor plan is beautiful
lots of space and very comfortable bed
the apartment is well insulated so it’s not disturbing when sleeping
very clean and comfortable
very clean and well-decorated
so clean and a very nice place for a getaway
extremely clean- no clean up required by guests--this is a first
this studio loft was inviting clean and convenient
the owners are timely with responses and kind
great host and they respond quickly
communicating between the hosts was seamless proactive and thorough
and the tips left by the host were very helpful
hosts dominic and josh were great at communicating and also gave wonderful recommendations
location is great
beautiful loft and great location
excellent location very comfortable and cozy
perfect location if you want to walk to restaurants or bars
our second stay in this very cute loft that’s within walking distance to great restaurants
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2. Sparkling clean fully furnished accommodation (from USD 62)

This rental is probably what the person had in mind when coining the term"staycation". It is not just fully furnished but also comes with a variety of creature comforts, including WiFi, Netflix, and Hulu. If you don’t like being cooped up too long, you’ll love the fact that you’ll have access to the outdoor spaces too, which include a private porch, a screened-in dining lounge, hammocks, fountains, and a barbecue. Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your Fido with you. You’ll be pleased to know that this rental is professionally cleaned and comes stocked with disinfectants and hand sanitizer.

[email protected], Walkable, Pet-Friendly, Best Retreat in Bham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
284 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bed and amenities
bed and seating surfaces were super comfortable and the amenities were perfect
nice space comfortable convenient stylish and good coffee
the bed was incredibly comfortable and the just the right amount of space for us
very clean and wonderful amenities for being a one bedroom apartment would recommend 10/10
great communication and beautiful clean space
the room was clean with extra towels
this place is clean and cozy
apartment 1 is beautiful and sparking clean
it was clean stylish bed was very comfortable
emma was a great host
emma is super responsive to questions and concerns
emma is an awesome airbnb host
host is very friendly and effectively communicated with us
excellent local recommendations from the host
cute place in the heart of highland park
nice area with great location
very comfortable stylish and a great location
awesome space in a beautiful location
great location we loved being able to walk to parks and restaurants
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3. Private apartment in a historic home (from USD 54)

If you’re on a budget, consider this option. While being one of the cheapest accommodations on this list, this rental still affords you with a number of conveniences, including proximity to the downtown area, a private space, and the essentials furnished here. The host even throws in some treats for her guests. While there are no laundry facilities here, there’s a laundromat within walking distance from the rental. Do note that this is a non-smoking property.

Private Apartment in Historic Home Steps From UAB!
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
586 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
snacks and coffee ware perfect for breakfast
we had internet tv a cozy fireplace a nice soft bed
there's a stand-up fan in the bedroom which we really appreciated
the apartment was absolutely perfect there were muffins juice coffee creamer all waiting for us when we arrived
the apartment was perfect and very cozy and clean and the wifi worked well
very clean as well
it was clean and tidy
it was very clean
a clean and welcoming environment in a residential area
it’s spotless comfortable and roomy
stephanie is also a fabulous host
stephanie was a wonderful host
stephanie is an awesome host
stephanie was very sympathetic and kind
stephanie is a great host—quick responses and very hospitable
great spot in central location
good overnight very close to uab campus
the place is really cute & cozy
great location to explore birmingham
the place was in a beautiful location very close to uab
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4. Fabulous home at a central location (from USD 119)

This one-bedroom apartment, which can fit up to four people, comes loaded with amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, an office, a laundry room, and even a private deck with a shared grill. Families traveling with kids will love the fact that they will have access to a playhouse as well. Alternatively, they can be brought to Avondale Park, which is just a short walk from here. Restaurants, shops, and a golf course are within walking distance as well.

Huge, private 1BR apt. w/parking in Forest Park
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
230 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a spacious beautiful chic apartment with all of the amenities
the apartment included many amenities and our hosts were very helpful
the space is modern cozy and very comfortable
we had a very comfortable stay at amanda’s place
amanda’s place was very clean and well supplied with kitchen amenities for preparing our breakfasts
so clean and organized
the place was very clean and nice
the place was spotless and they even had it professionally cleaned before hand
the apartment was very clean and neat
great communication easy check in clean rooms and cozy aesthetic
amanda and eben were great hosts
interaction with our hosts was smooth helpful and timely this large apt
hosts were communicative and easy to reach
amanda answered our questions really quickly was very helpful
a wonderful host and place to stay we will definitely stay there again when in birmingham
perfect location for exploring the neighborhood-forest park
great location within walking distance of shops restaurants and bike rental
it's central but still tucked away in a beautiful neighbourhood
a cute and stylish apartment close to where we wanted to be
beautiful apartment in a great location
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5. Awesome stay in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 77)

This newly constructed house is nestled in a peaceful street, making this a great option for travelers who prefer staying in a quiet neighborhood. The deck is available for guests who want to enjoy sitting out. The rental, which can accommodate up to four people, come with all the amenities that you can expect from a hotel, plus some bonuses such as laundry facilities and a full kitchen.

Quiet, modern home with a southern twist!
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
238 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was nice to have wifi and netflix
wifi was excellent and it had everything we needed to stay for 4 days
her co-host kuan was unresponsive with respect to addressing the internet and wifi
the couch isn’t very comfortable but if you put blankets down it makes it slightly softer
the bed was extremely comfortable
the place was clean and convenient
it was incredibly clean and organized
very clean inside---we walked in and i smelled bleach
jennifer’s place was very clean and stylish
the place was very clean; loved the bathroom and kitchen
everyone was very nice and helpful
she is a great host my husband and i would definitely stay again thanks for everything
it was quaint and neat and the host is stellar
comfortable beds and the hosts are easy to work with and communicate with
great location very convenient to everything you need
it's a cute attractive place
great location quiet small and comfy
the location was perfect for me
it's in the perfect location for work
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6. Lovely apartment at the heart of Birmingham (from USD 97)

If you’re visiting Birmingham for its amazing attractions and festivals, you’ll surely want to stay in the heart of the city. Consider this rental, which is just a few blocks away from the downtown area and the UAB, as well as a number of award-winning restaurants, bars, parks, and live entertainment. Big enough to fit four people, this rental is furnished with the amenities to make you feel right at home, including a kitchen, cable TV, and WiFi.

Magic City Hideway 2-bedroom apt/LOCATION
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
329 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bedding and well decorated with quality furnishings
*the noise machine in each of the rooms allowed for some amazing sleep *
very comfortable king bed fantastic shower and cozy outdoor courtyard
rebecca has amazing suggestions great wifi and is quick to respond
the beds are extremely comfortable and i enjoyed the outdoor patio decor
it is clean and quite spacious
beautiful clean and well kept space
the place was clean and had plenty of blankets and towels
clean very neat place to stay
it was clean and offered so much space
she was very accommodating and always made sure we had what we needed
the hosts were so pleasant and very accommodating when i arrived sooner than planned
rebecca is a wonderful host and very willing to help with whatever your needs are
easiest check in ever and our hosts were quick to respond to messages
we felt safe and welcome & the hosts were very kind and responsive
it was the perfect location near uab
close to downtown and great restaurants
location was quite and perfect for what we wanted
amazing location and so comfy and cozy
the location is really great it’s close to almost everything or a very short car ride otherwise
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7. Luxurious rental close to Railroad Park (from USD 149)

This rental is big enough for eight people and is just across the street from Railroad Park, but these aren’t its biggest selling points. Check out the creature comforts that you can have access to while staying here. These include a game room, a swimming pool, fire pits, a fully equipped gym, and bocce ball in the courtyard. What’s more, it is located in a central area, within walking distance to restaurants and cafes. The property itself comes furnished with all the essentials and some bonuses, including a kitchen, laundry services, and a work station.

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
136 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds and even an outdoor space to have coffee
the beds were fabulous
the beds were very comfortable
having two beds in one room with two bathrooms was great
building-- beautiful pool gym and lounge
linens and towels were clean and soft
incredibly clean and comfortable would stay again
new clean and well-appointed space
very nice clean and safe
this place is sparkling clean and so pretty
hosts were very responsive
definitely use our host ryan again always available for questions
ryan was a great host and responded quickly when we had questions
very responsive to any questions and very accommodating for any requests
ryan and sarah super responsive and helpful
location across from railroad park was a huge plus
great central location for our family
great location and wonderful apartment
the location close to the park and downtown was ideal
beautiful location and peaceful environment
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8. Newly remodeled suite close to UAB District (from USD 53)

This rental is perfect for those who are in Birmingham for work. This property, which can accommodate up to two, has its own office area, and guests can even have access to a copy machine, a fax machine, and a scanner if needed. Once they’re done with work, they can enjoy the other amenities of this property, which include a fully furnished kitchen, a lounge area, and a large-screen TV. Bedsheets and towels are provided for guests’ comfort and convenience.

Luxury Studio Suite, In Five Points South @ UAB.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
415 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy and also full of all the comforts of home
it is very conducive to doing work with its comfortable desk and chair and a comfortable reading chair
great cozy space with excellent amenities and awesome location
the room was very functional and comfortable
the bed and pillows were very comfortable which is always the most important part for me
the room is clean and comfortable
the space is clean and quiet and cozy
very quiet and clean
super clean full sized fridge and great kitchen set up
many thoughtful touches very comfortable clean and well decorated
kelly was a wonderful host
kelly was a great host
kelly was a great host
host was great to deal with
she is always so polite and wonderfully communicative
great location great studio
very close to uab and many attractions
i enjoyed staying at this location
awesome place to stay close to everything
kelly offers a quiet and safe place close to the university
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9. Cozy 1930s cottage for up to six (from USD 89)

If you’re a fan of history, this rental may just be the place for you. This cottage built in the 1930s has been remodeled to fit modern furnishings, including a fully furnished kitchen (guests are welcome to use the items stashed there), a breakfast bar, laundry facilities, and WiFi. This cottage sleeps four people, but six people can sleep here provided they are okay with the futon in the living room.

1930's cottage on Crestwood/Avondale line
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
160 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the useful kitchen and washer/dryer are great to have while in town
love the color scheme and they have very comfortable beds
the bed was super comfortable and we loved that there was a washer/dryer
everything was as described and the place had plenty of room for a few people to chill comfortably
inside of this cute cottage the amenities include everything you might need to make your stay more comfortable
sparkling clean and good communication
house is clean and exactly as described
the house is clean charming and inviting
the house was very clean as pictured
we appreciated how clean and comfortable it was
host was available and responsive
brittany was an amazing host
awesome stay rates downtown the owners did a great job remodeling the home
this place is great and the host was the best
great spot very responsive host
super cute little house in a convenient location
cute house in a great location
very close and easy access to the airport
super close to the avondale neighborhood and the airport
super cute place in an awesome location book it
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10. Charming historic Tudor home

Groups traveling together should seriously consider staying at this rental, which can house up to eight people. This home, which is over a century old, is not just spacious, it’s also fully furnished and comes with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. It’s also centrally located, providing guests easy access to the airport, as well as to a number of restaurants, bars, and shops.

Charming historic Tudor home
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
323 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful house the decor was outstanding spacious beautiful backyard but the temperature was hot due to air conditioning issues
bed in master room was noisy but super comfy
it would be nice to have lamps in bedrooms on bedside tables or nightstands
i would recommend but make sure that the air conditioner functions
it has many useful items (toilet paper
clean and kid friendly
very clean and nice place to stay
very clean very quaint and very tidy
very clean and cute home
it was charming and very clean
the host is super responsive
taryn was a great host
it was late and the host was still responsive
however airbnb support was very helpful
great host lovely quiet and safe location
we loved being close to downtown
the location was great as you are close to several stores and restaurants
great stylish place close to downtown
beautiful place close to great food and entertainment
this location is also perfect for anyone looking to be near downtown birmingham
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Take a break in Birmingham

As the biggest city in Alabama, you’re not likely to run out of accommodation options if you’re planning to spend some time in Birmingham. After all, besides Airbnb, there are numerous hotels and lofts for rent. However, not all of these places offer the same services, amenities, and cleanliness. Choose one of the accommodations on this list so you can get your money’s worth when you choose from the cream of the crop.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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