10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Carbondale, Illinois - Updated 2021


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 things to do and attractions, including parks, water parks, and museums. 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.

1. Tiny cabin with a gas fireplace (from USD 173)

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.

Couple's Retreat with HOT TUB
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
198 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views cozy cabin perfect for an anniversary get-away
cozy and private with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away
very clean and cozy cabin
very clean and gorgeous inside and out
it was very clean and well maintained
the cabin is very clean and comfortable
the cabin was very clean
the owner is absolutely wonderful
jessica was a fantastic host
jessica is a great host
my fiancé and i loved our stay jessica is a great host accommodating and responds quickly
amazing spot the host has truly thought of everything you could need to relax and have a peaceful retreat
great location close to hiking trails and wineries
the location was great too
comfortable and cute place to stay
it is close a short drive to some nice places to eat
fantastic place to get away with your love
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2. Petite house on a lake (from USD 140)

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 #4
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
191 reviews Superhost
Tiny house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the bed in the loft felt like we were sleeping in the treetops
cabin is more than comfortable with great view from the loft
the full size kitchens came in handy as the nicer restaurants in town were closed due to covid
great comfortable little place to relax
very clean beautiful setting
cabin was very clean
it was clean unique and so serene
the place is clean and well cared for
tom was a lovely host
tom was a wonderful host
tom is a great host
the host was very friendly
tom was very friendly
this is a great remote location but close to town
location was very peaceful and serene
nice little house and very convenient location
it’s close to town but secluded and peaceful
great place to get away
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3. Charming bungalow in downtown Carbondale (from USD 105)

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 Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
348 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen amenities were very nice and meet the needs of the family chef
wonderful touches of technology in the house alexa smart tv nest all with instructions
it has nice decorations and an easy layout with an open kitchen and fun backyard space
so clean and comfortable
it was very clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and cozy
sparkling clean and jammed with extras
this place is so clean and so nice
the host is very easy to communicate with and his recommendations are spot on
the house and the host provided a safe and welcoming stay
the host was responsive the place looked phenomenal when i got there
great place and an even better host
michael’s place exceeded our expectations he and lia were excellent hosts answering all our questions immediately
the location is perfect for a quick walk to the strip for restaurants and bars
it’s in a great location within walking distance from so much
great location and value as well
the location is great close to downtown and not too far from the wine trail and lake
walking distance to downtown and easy driving around the city
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4. Large brick estate with a swimming pool and a ping-pong table (from USD 251)

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 Neighborhood
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
74 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pool was beautiful enjoyed the outdoor space we were lucky and had cool weather
luckily the couch was large and comfortable
the outside amenities of the pool and patio area definitely were the selling point for us
loved the outdoor space and pool
i would suggest bringing a fan
accommodating space clean and homey
very clean and comfortable family home
plenty of room and clean
very clean fully stocked kitchen lots of pool floats plenty of toiletries and in a quiet neighborhood
dave's home is beautifully decorated clean and very spacious
the hosts did an amazing job of putting this home together for an amazing getaway
dave was very responsive in answering any questions we had
perfect location for an siu visit
the house is in a great location close to lots of hiking
house was amazing great neighborhood location very spacious
good location and plenty of space
the basement was a great place to hangout
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5. Pool house surrounded by idyllic gardens (from USD 200)

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 OK
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were pleasantly surprised by me amount of supplies and amenities in the kitchen
the space is larger homier and more comfortable than mere photos can indicate
the amenities were perfect with a very cozy bed and very nice bathroom
bright lovely decor with fast wifi
comfortable quiet surrounding by beauty and nature
the space was immaculately clean and very comfortable
it was extremely clean
the pool house is super clean very quite and comfortable
the pool was super clean and we had so much fun
the pool house is modern stylish clean and comfortable
were the perfect hosts
were the perfect hosts
the hosts were fantastic
even better hosts
great host and lovely place
easy walking distance to campus and the strip
what a great location for anyone traveling to carbondale
great location and lovely hosts
great location -unique -historical - special little details vary warm feeling -
the entire place is cute and cozy
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6. Splendid space in the middle of the wine trail (from USD 80)

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.
105 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of space wifi and tv perfect
super 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 amenities
spacious immaculately clean comfortable coffee maker + coffee
it's on a busy road so it was nice to have a fan for white noise
richard keeps his place immaculately clean
place was very clean and nicely laid out
it was very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and very nice
everything was clean and had what i needed
richard was a wonderful host
richard is a great host
i wouldn’t recommend the host change anything
nice getaway richard is a wonderful host very honest and polite
richard was a great host and i enjoyed staying here
great location as well
the pole barn was close to town but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful
richard's pole barn was the best location for us
we appreciated the fantastic location
great location great price and everything you need
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7. Ideal sanctuary to discover the wilderness of Southern Illinois

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
57 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself is stylish and comfortable
my sheets smelled good the tub was very clean etc
it was definitely clean i
the space was clean and tidy
great location clean space sarah is very responsive and helpful as well
sarah is an amazing host
sarah was super helpful with recommendations
sarah and spencer were very helpful throughout our entire stay
sarah was helpful when we called
great place and great host
we loved the location and had a blast there
amazing place to get away from everything and relax
the location felt safe and check in was super easy
we loved the secluded location and the tire swing
the entertainment area out back was the best a perfect place for a weekend away with friends
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8. Spacious guest suite with a wooded backyard

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 home
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
218 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and tv were much appreciated
you can see the smart tv and beautiful bird filled backyard even from the toilet
the bed was comfortable and the space was welcoming
super cozy space with wonderful back yard
the rooms were lovely and comfortable and judith really made me feel welcome
very clean very welcoming
very clean and welcoming space
the space was clean and had everything i needed
judy’s communication was great and everything was convenient clean and comfortable
apartment was clean and very spacious with a full kitchen
judith was a delightful host
judith is a great host
judith is an outstanding host
very welcoming host and knowledgeable about things in the area
judy was a great host very sweet and thoughtful
great location as this is very close to siu
the location is picturesque and ideal
nice quiet neighborhood close to siu
great cozy space within walking distance to siu
this is an outstanding place near siu carbondale”s beautiful campus
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9. Fully furnished basement with extra soft carpet

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
92 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was the perfect amount of space for two people and the bed was really comfortable
it has a nice open feel and has enough natural and extra lighting to be comfortable
very nice comfortable place to stay
the shower was neat
super clean and nicely renovated
everything was very clean and pretty modern
it was clean and stylish
everything was very clean quiet and comfortable
it was a nice clean space
very kind hosts that take care of their guests
i didn’t get to stay for my reservation due to personal reasons but host was very responsive and polite
very relaxing and patrick was an excellent host quick responses to communication
lovely space and such kind hosts will definitely book again next time i'm in the area
the hosts were very responsive clear and added nice touches to the place
comfortable quiet and conveniently located in carbondale
beautiful space stylishly decorated in a central location in town
great place to stay great neighborhood
nice little place to stay while visiting snf and/or carbondale
patrick’s place was cute and sparkling clean
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10. Cozy cottage with a spacious backyard and a grill

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 & backyard
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
243 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the three available beds the driveway the loft the super comfortable couch even the teapot was amazing
cozy and comfortable good kitchen supplies and wifi
the house definitely has a warm and cozy vibe not so unlike a cottage/cabin feel
one bedroom was like an upstairs attic bedroom and the only bathroom is downstairs
it’s just…simple comfortable and down-to-earth
very clean and homely little house
everything was clean and well kept
the place is clean and affordable
it is cozy clean warm
it was immaculately clean and a wonderful experience
great host great place thank you patrick for your hospitality
our host was awesome and the prices were fair
great place and great host
very friendly and available host
patrick was very responsive to any questions we had
nice location for our needs
great spot close to everything
the location is safe and very convenient to all of carbondale
a nice cottage located close to southern illinois hospital complex and a short walk to the "strip"
nice location and charming home
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Visit 'Little Egypt' for more wonderful memories

Carbondale offers plenty of interesting attractions for people of all ages. So do not think twice, start planning your visit to ‘Little Egypt’ right away.

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