Illinois boasts popular cities such as Chicago, Springfield and Rockford. No wonder travelers are interested in exploring Illinois. But, when you are in Illinois, be sure to stop and see Carbondale, a small city in Jackson County. Referred to as the ‘Little Egypt’ because many settlements were named after Egyptian names, Carbondale features a wide range of attractions, including parks, water parks and museums. Visit Super Splash Park for an entire day of fun with family. Enjoy the water slide, the lazy river, the diving board, and more. Have a swim in Crab Orchard Lake, where you can also indulge in a scenic boat ride or go hunting. Visit Cedar Lake if you are interested in fishing and kayaking. Don’t have a place to stay? Keep reading to learn about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Carbondale, Illinois.
Situated close to Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, this tiny cabin cordially welcomes solo travelers or couples who are looking to have a sweet escape away from the bustling atmosphere of the city. You will be surrounded by the beauty offered by Mother Nature for a soothing and rejuvenating stay experience. When you are unwinding on a rocking chair, a deer may come by to say hello. Facilities offered include a gas fireplace for a romantic evening vibe, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.
Couples RetreatCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsstunning views cozy cabin perfect for an anniversary get-awaycozy and private with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend awayvery clean and cozy cabinvery clean and gorgeous inside and outit was very clean and well maintainedthe cabin is very clean and comfortablethe cabin was very clean
Host:the owner is absolutely wonderfuljessica was a fantastic hostjessica is a great hostmy fiancé and i loved our stay jessica is a great host accommodating and responds quicklyamazing spot the host has truly thought of everything you could need to relax and have a peaceful retreatRead more reviewsgreat location close to hiking trails and wineriesthe location was great toocomfortable and cute place to stayit is close a short drive to some nice places to eatfantastic place to get away with your love
Looking for a relaxing place to stay? Consider this petite house that sits on a pretty lake. You will never feel bored here because you get to admire the beautiful landscape all around you. When you look in the water, you may be able to spot some turtles, fish and even a water snake. The house comes with one bedroom and one bathroom for two people, along with a gas grill, a fire pit and a picnic table.
Tiny House on the lake, also called cabin #4Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsand the bed in the loft felt like we were sleeping in the treetopscabin is more than comfortable with great view from the loftthe full size kitchens came in handy as the nicer restaurants in town were closed due to covidgreat comfortable little place to relaxvery clean beautiful settingcabin was very cleanit was clean unique and so serenethe place is clean and well cared for
Host:tom was a lovely hosttom was a wonderful hosttom is a great hostthe host was very friendlytom was very friendlyRead more reviewsthis is a great remote location but close to townlocation was very peaceful and serenenice little house and very convenient locationit’s close to town but secluded and peacefulgreat place to get away
You get to enjoy a perfect blend of the past and modern eras when staying at this charming bungalow. Originally built in 1920, the bungalow has been added with modern touches here and there for the comfort of the guests. There are three spacious bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people. There is a covered porch, where you can unwind and enjoy a cup of your favorite drink. You will also find a fire pit, a large living room and a fountain on the premises.
Charming 3 bedroom bungalow in Downtown CarbondaleCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen amenities were very nice and meet the needs of the family chefwonderful touches of technology in the house alexa smart tv nest all with instructionsit has nice decorations and an easy layout with an open kitchen and fun backyard spaceso clean and comfortableit was very clean and comfortablethe house was very clean and cozysparkling clean and jammed with extrasthis place is so clean and so nice
Host:the host is very easy to communicate with and his recommendations are spot onthe house and the host provided a safe and welcoming staythe host was responsive the place looked phenomenal when i got theregreat place and an even better hostmichael’s place exceeded our expectations he and lia were excellent hosts answering all our questions immediatelyRead more reviewsthe location is perfect for a quick walk to the strip for restaurants and barsit’s in a great location within walking distance from so muchgreat location and value as wellthe location is great close to downtown and not too far from the wine trail and lakewalking distance to downtown and easy driving around the city
Welcome to this guest suite that is spacious enough for four people as it offers one bedroom and one bathroom. As a guest, you are welcome to recharge in the wooded backyard that presents the views of the trees and flowers. You can also use the well-equipped kitchen for cooking your favorite meals. A smart TV and WiFi is also available for your entertainment.
Welcoming space away from homeCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi and tv were much appreciatedyou can see the smart tv and beautiful bird filled backyard even from the toiletthe bed was comfortable and the space was welcomingsuper cozy space with wonderful back yardthe rooms were lovely and comfortable and judith really made me feel welcomevery clean very welcomingvery clean and welcoming spacethe space was clean and had everything i neededjudy’s communication was great and everything was convenient clean and comfortableapartment was clean and very spacious with a full kitchen
Host:judith was a delightful hostjudith is a great hostjudith is an outstanding hostvery welcoming host and knowledgeable about things in the areajudy was a great host very sweet and thoughtfulRead more reviewsgreat location as this is very close to siuthe location is picturesque and idealnice quiet neighborhood close to siugreat cozy space within walking distance to siuthis is an outstanding place near siu carbondale”s beautiful campus
Book this large brick estate right away and enjoy quality time with your loved ones as this accommodation can sleep up to eight people in total. Apart from the four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this estate boasts a swimming pool that is ready to welcome you whenever you feel like relaxing. To keep you entertained at all times, the estate also provides a ping-pong table, a pool table and a basement with a bar.
Brick Estate with pool in Quiet NeighborhoodCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewspool was beautiful enjoyed the outdoor space we were lucky and had cool weatherluckily the couch was large and comfortablethe outside amenities of the pool and patio area definitely were the selling point for usloved the outdoor space and pooli would suggest bringing a fanaccommodating space clean and homeyvery clean and comfortable family homeplenty of room and cleanvery clean fully stocked kitchen lots of pool floats plenty of toiletries and in a quiet neighborhooddave's home is beautifully decorated clean and very spacious
Host:the hosts did an amazing job of putting this home together for an amazing getawaydave was very responsive in answering any questions we hadRead more reviewsperfect location for an siu visitthe house is in a great location close to lots of hikinghouse was amazing great neighborhood location very spaciousgood location and plenty of spacethe basement was a great place to hangout
Enjoy a quiet stay with complete privacy guaranteed when staying in this basement that has been completely renovated and fully furnished with all modern comforts possible. Relax on the leather couch while enjoying a cup of coffee. Sleep comfortably on a king-size bed. Keep yourself entertained by watching your favorite show on the large-screen television. You will love walking on the extra soft carpet.
The BASEMENT in Carbondale!Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsit was the perfect amount of space for two people and the bed was really comfortableit has a nice open feel and has enough natural and extra lighting to be comfortablevery nice comfortable place to staythe shower was neatsuper clean and nicely renovatedeverything was very clean and pretty modernit was clean and stylisheverything was very clean quiet and comfortableit was a nice clean space
Host:very kind hosts that take care of their guestsi didn’t get to stay for my reservation due to personal reasons but host was very responsive and politevery relaxing and patrick was an excellent host quick responses to communicationlovely space and such kind hosts will definitely book again next time i'm in the areathe hosts were very responsive clear and added nice touches to the placeRead more reviewscomfortable quiet and conveniently located in carbondalebeautiful space stylishly decorated in a central location in towngreat place to stay great neighborhoodnice little place to stay while visiting snf and/or carbondalepatrick’s place was cute and sparkling clean
It is going to be fun staying inside this pool house that has everything you need for an ultimate stay. Jump into the swimming pool at anytime you want for immediate ease of fatigue. Do not forget to look around while being in the pool to enjoy the view of idyllic gardens. After, you can indulge in outdoor cooking by making use of the fire pit, charcoal grill and gas grill. There are some board games available, should you wish to have an evening of fun with family.
Carbondale Pool House - Sauna, Hot Tub, Dogs OKCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewswe were pleasantly surprised by me amount of supplies and amenities in the kitchenthe space is larger homier and more comfortable than mere photos can indicatethe amenities were perfect with a very cozy bed and very nice bathroombright lovely decor with fast wificomfortable quiet surrounding by beauty and naturethe space was immaculately clean and very comfortableit was extremely cleanthe pool house is super clean very quite and comfortablethe pool was super clean and we had so much funthe pool house is modern stylish clean and comfortable
Host:were the perfect hostswere the perfect hoststhe hosts were fantasticeven better hostsgreat host and lovely placeRead more reviewseasy walking distance to campus and the stripwhat a great location for anyone traveling to carbondalegreat location and lovely hostsgreat location -unique -historical - special little details vary warm feeling -the entire place is cute and cozy
Are you looking for a serene and comfortable stay? Then, you will want to book this cozy cottage that comes with three bedrooms and can accommodate up to seven people. As a guest, feel free to use the spacious backyard that has a barbecue grill and a small burn pit. A large living area will help you relax and recharge during the day. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room.
Cozy 3 Bedroom N. Carbondale with drive & backyardCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe three available beds the driveway the loft the super comfortable couch even the teapot was amazingcozy and comfortable good kitchen supplies and wifithe house definitely has a warm and cozy vibe not so unlike a cottage/cabin feelone bedroom was like an upstairs attic bedroom and the only bathroom is downstairsit’s just…simple comfortable and down-to-earthvery clean and homely little houseeverything was clean and well keptthe place is clean and affordableit is cozy clean warmit was immaculately clean and a wonderful experience
Host:great host great place thank you patrick for your hospitalityour host was awesome and the prices were fairgreat place and great hostvery friendly and available hostpatrick was very responsive to any questions we hadRead more reviewsnice location for our needsgreat spot close to everythingthe location is safe and very convenient to all of carbondalea nice cottage located close to southern illinois hospital complex and a short walk to the "strip"nice location and charming home
Set right in the middle of the wine trail with proximity to the downtown area, this space is splendid for either solo travelers or couples. Rest peacefully on a super comfortable bed. If you cannot sleep at night, why don’t you turn on the television and indulge yourself with sweet treats while watching a show? Other facilities available here include wireless internet access, central heating, a fire extinguisher, as well as a free parking space.
Nice living quarters in Pole Barn.Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewslots of space wifi and tv perfectsuper clean airbnb with more amenities than you would ever get at a hotel (washer dryer kitchen etc)this is a huge and open space pole barn with comfortable and clean amenitiesspacious immaculately clean comfortable coffee maker + coffeeit's on a busy road so it was nice to have a fan for white noiserichard keeps his place immaculately cleanplace was very clean and nicely laid outit was very clean and comfortablethe space was clean and very niceeverything was clean and had what i needed
Host:richard was a wonderful hostrichard is a great hosti wouldn’t recommend the host change anythingnice getaway richard is a wonderful host very honest and politerichard was a great host and i enjoyed staying hereRead more reviewsgreat location as wellthe pole barn was close to town but far enough away to be quiet and peacefulrichard's pole barn was the best location for uswe appreciated the fantastic locationgreat location great price and everything you need
What an amazing stay you are going to experience at this sanctuary that is located on the Shawnee Wine Trail. Discover the wilderness of Southern Illinois as you hike the nearby forest trails or kayak in a nearby lake. Spend a warm and cozy night in front of the fireplace by reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. For relaxation, use the hammock or sit back and sip coffee on the porch. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, and it can accommodate six people.
The Refuge Cottage on the Shawnee Wine Trail!Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cottage itself is stylish and comfortablemy sheets smelled good the tub was very clean etcit was definitely clean ithe space was clean and tidygreat location clean space sarah is very responsive and helpful as well
Host:sarah is an amazing hostsarah was super helpful with recommendationssarah and spencer were very helpful throughout our entire staysarah was helpful when we calledgreat place and great hostRead more reviewswe loved the location and had a blast thereamazing place to get away from everything and relaxthe location felt safe and check in was super easywe loved the secluded location and the tire swingthe entertainment area out back was the best a perfect place for a weekend away with friends
Visit the 'Little Egypt' for more wonderful memories
Carbondale offers plenty of interesting attractions for people of all age groups and interests. You’ll create beautiful memories here that will linger for a long time. So do not think twice, visit the ‘Little Egypt’ right away.
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