Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Updated 2023

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Situated in the southern state of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is a lovely town and an ideal tourist destination. Here, you can find the University of North Carolina, home to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Also, it is home to Ackland Art Museum, which mesmerizes visitors with stunning Asian and European masterpieces. If you’re vacationing with the love of your life, you can’t miss a chance to fall in love with the beauty of North Carolina Botanical Garden and its scenic pathways. For accommodations, there are plenty of nice hotels in town, but if you prefer private vacation homes, browse through this list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

1. Mid-century dwelling near the UNC campus

Experience a holiday in style when you book this stunning mid-century architectural wonder a block away from the University of North Carolina. Tucked in tranquil greenery, this two-bedroom abode offers beautiful sceneries that blend well with the wooden accents of the house. The soft beds with high-quality sheets guarantee a soulfully relaxing night’s rest. Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art kitchen with cutting-edge cooking appliances is a paradise for culinary enthusiasts.

In your free time, you can lounge in the living area while enjoying some movies and wrap up the day with a soak in the bathtub.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
55 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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if you’re a mcm fan you’ll love this home
great fully equipped kitchen as well
the house is comfortable beautiful and outfitted with wonderful amenities
everything is very clean
it was clean communication was great and i honestly can’t wait to go back
extremely clean great vintage touches and 10/10 location
great hosts who are very responsive
very responsive host
the owners have furnished the home in mid-century style which is both fun and charming
the hosts are super fantastic and the space itself is stunning
blake is a great host - she responds very quickly to messages and is very helpful
secluded location away from the noise despite being so centrally located which is a huge plus
wonderful property close to everything on campus
and the location couldn’t be better
and the location wooded yet so close to unc franklin street and so many beautiful places to walk
this is a lovely house great location and if weather permits outdoor seating area is very serene
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2. Newly renovated property with an indoor fireplace (from USD 121)

With an idyllic location close to local attractions, this newly renovated apartment offers guests a hassle-free stay. It is close to many family-friendly destinations, restaurants, and shopping sites. In addition, the property includes a spacious driveway where you can park your vehicle. There’s also a patio and a backyard where you can breathe in the fresh air.

Stepping inside, a cozy and well-curated living area will welcome you. Adjacent to it is a dining space and a remodeled kitchen that will delight the chef in you. An indoor fireplace is also available for your comfort.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
263 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was plenty strong for working remotely and the outdoor space was perfect for relaxing
the place was cozy with great internet connectivity (we were both taking on-line classes
very cozy apartment with everything at hand for any length of stay
comfortable bed with some extra touches like muffins and coffee
amazing space- very spacious with a kitchen living room with fireplace ( ) washer/dryer and spacious bedroom
a nice and clean place
the place is clean comfortable quiet and well maintained
the space is very clean
the place is well furnished nice touches clean quiet and private
the place is super clean
mary and rick are great hosts
mary and rick are great hosts
the hosts are great and respectful
the hosts were quick to respond and so thoughtful
thanks mary and rick for being super hosts
close to unc nice neighborhood
great location in a neighborhood next to unc hospitals
the location was perfect too
i definitely recommend the location is quiet but still a quick drive from the heart of chapel hill
great location and very spacious this airbnb has everything you need
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3. Gracious Greenwood Bedrooms Suite (from USD 80)

Ideal for travelers on the go, this Airbnb in the Greenwood neighborhood offers a two-bedroom suite, connected to the main house but with its own private entrance. It can accommodate up to four guests, housing a queen-size bed, twin beds, and a private bathroom with a bathtub. Plus, pets are welcome to join the holiday fun for a reasonable fee. A smart TV, high-speed internet, and a kitchenette with basic appliances are also available for your convenience.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
402 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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there were even fresh flowers in each room
the apartment is charming well-appointed and comfortable with a magical garden and lovely walks nearby
the space is comfortable and well designed
the bed was amazing and comfortable and could be heated
everything felt so homely and welcoming from the fresh flowers in every room to the personalized breakfast
the space was very comfortable thoughtfully put together extremely clean and private
quaint and comfortable- nicely decorated and sparkling clean convenient to restaurants and shopping
victoria and alan's place was very delightful and we enjoyed how nicely decorated and clean it was
alan & vicky are excellent gracious hosts
alan and vicky are wonderful hosts
alan and vicky were wonderful and thoughtful hosts and we really appreciated their hospitality during our short stay
vicky and alan are gracious and wonderful hosts
vicky and alan are great hosts and their place is lovely
the location is great in walking distance to the campus and hiking trails
amazing location -- tucked away quiet and close to the bustling parts of chapel hill
it was a great location just minutes to town and restaurants
this was a lovely place in a great location
the location was very good for our tour of unc
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4. Tranquil cottage with renovated kitchen (from USD 207)

For tourists who are drawn to accommodations that seem to stand in the middle of nowhere, this one-bedroom Airbnb, attached to the owners’ main house, is the perfect sanctuary for you. Views of greens and colorful flora are your constant companions. Walking trails are within an arm’s reach. Gimghoul Neighborhood Historic District is also just a short stroll away.

The space comes with a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bathroom, and an updated kitchen. With Wi-Fi and a smart TV, you can entertain yourself even when indoors.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
151 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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the cottage is adorable and spacious enough for a very comfortable stay
the communication was great; the home comfortable and the amenities spot on for what we desired
the cottage was clean and well stocked
we were so impressed by the cleanliness quaintness and comfort that we experienced
immaculately clean and very friendly to our four legged companion
beautiful woodsy getaway — neat clean well equipped space in a beautiful setting
the cottage was clean well taken care of and the fresh eggs were amazing
andrea and her dad are excellent hosts
andrea couldn’t be a better host
the hosts were attentive and very helpful
andrea was really helpful friendly and thoughtful
the place is lovely and supplied by our host with fresh eggs and drinks
this place is in a very unique beautiful and peaceful location
it is located within walking distance of unc campus and has its own beautiful walking trails
you can walk right to campus which is a huge benefit
loved being able to walk to town and to bike to campus trails etc
this location looks better in person than the pictures
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5. The Sparrow Dairy (from USD 271)

Ideal for students or visiting families, this two-bedroom one-bathroom accommodation is well within an easy stroll from the University of North Carolina. The historic home affords guests a kitchen with upscale cooking and coffee-making facilities, high-speed internet, and a parking space for a single vehicle. An electric vehicle charging station is at your disposal, as well. A Netflix-ready TV is a delightful bonus to keep you occupied when indoors.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
162 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
the kitchen included new stainless steel appliances and a beautiful dining area
the apartment had everything we needed including a pack and play and high chair for our toddler
everything was clean and the apartment was furnished with all the amenities you would expect and more
the bathroom is nice too
clean & spacious
very clean comfy and modern
modern clean well stocked quiet
clean modern well appointed and private
the apartment was clean comfortable and bright
host was very responsive and helpful
tanya the host went above and beyond in her hospitality with her kindness and help
tanya is a great host looking forward to returning
tanya is a great host and an all-around super nice person
we enjoyed staying at the unit while waiting for our staff to arrive in chapel hill
great location in chapel hill
easy walk to downtown
fabulous location and walking distance to everything we needed
excellent apartment very close to unc
the location the perfect location as it is walking distance to the unc campus
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6. Serene haven with a private deck (from USD 93)

Guests of this one-bedroom Airbnb in Chapel Hill are guaranteed bliss and tranquility. Its location in a wooded area affords guests the nature break they seek. You can enjoy seeing different wildlife species roaming outside from the living room or the bedroom’s windows. Aside from that, there’s a private deck you can lounge at while having your morning coffee. After watching the sunrise, you can enjoy a satisfying breakfast provided by the host.

Some other comforts you will find pleasant are the central air-conditioning and heating, guaranteeing you a comfortable stay no matter the weather.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
95 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the breakfast with bagels and coffee while watching the deer family from the deck
multiple kudos for the quality of the bed
the amenities are great including some breakfast items and snacks that often came to the rescue
there were great personal touches such as games snacks and a comfy couch to watch tv
we greatly appreciated the breakfast goodies and her welcoming nature
the place clean and comfortable
a very clean place
this place was perfect easy communication clean and cozy
it was stylish clean and cozy
the apartment is exceptionally clean and we wanted for nothing
laura was a wonderful host
the owners are very accessible and always helpful
the property owner (laura) is exceptionally welcoming and accommodating
laura is a wonderful and thoughtful host
lots of space and privacy with an attentive friendly host— i definitely recommend laura’s place in chapel hill
wonderful location not far from restaurants
perfect location for exploring both chapel hill and durham
this place suited my quirky needs perfectly - and then some
this location was perfect for us while we visited family in nc
the location was great to get to raleigh in 30 and durham in 20
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7. Private guest suite close to universities (from USD 101)

If you’re a soon-to-be college student wanting to explore universities in Chapel Hill, this private standalone suite might be an ideal space for you. It nestles less than 10 mi (16 km) away from Duke University and 2 mi (3 km) from the University of North Carolina. You won’t have to worry about privacy since the accommodation is completely detached from the main house. A separate entrance is also available for your convenience.

In terms of amenities, there’s a walk-in closet for your clothing, a full-sized kitchen with a coffee-making machine, and a private bathroom.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is spacious and very good amenities
bed was comfortable and there were nice little perks like coffee tea snacks even luxury bath products
the bed was soo comfortable and the area was very quiet for a wonderful nights sleep
very clean very comfortable
the suite was spotlessly clean and spacious
it was very clean and had everything we needed
beautiful and clean is an understatement
great stay comfortable and clean
the hosts were friendly and responsive
you will be hard pressed to find a better rental or a more caring and helpful host
hostess was very responsive
raisa was on top of everything comm cleaning and helpful info for area
host communication is good and the space is completely private
the location is pretty private and is within walking distance of the unc campus
this is one of a kind location… peaceful and tranquil but close to all amenities
so quiet and quaint but super close to everything
a nice walking path to unc nearby as well
the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant
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8. Strategically located accommodation for two (from USD 79)

Are you still in search of a place to dwell while in Chapel Hill? This bright and charming townhouse for two might pique your interest. It’s an ideal accommodation for couples or solo travelers who love exploring. Within walking distance from the property includes cafes, cinemas, restaurants, parks, and trails. Plus, the famous University Place mall is right across the street.

Aside from its strategic location, the amenities provided are lovely as well. There’s Wi-Fi, a Netflix-ready television, and a full kitchen for your convenience.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
26 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the size of the rooms their furnishings items provided in the kitchen and bathrooms were great
the townhouse was clean and had adequate kitchen amenities for meal preparation
we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in the chapel hill area
very clean accommodations
the townhouse is very clean and well organized
the unit was clean and spacious for two people
we were very impressed with how clean comfortable and well organized the unit was
the host was very responsive the apartment was very clean well stocked with towels and close to university place
thanks to our hosts
last but now least the management is professional informative and kind
don the host is very responsive
don was also very helpful efficient and quick to answer any questions we had
on top of that our host don was very understanding and flexible when we had last-minute rescheduling requests
the location is great
wonderful location very close to unc and franklin street
the location was perfect for our needs
great convenient location to downtown chapel hill and unc facilities and activities
plus the position of the house is great: there’s a mall just in front of the street
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9. home with a chef's kitchen

Searching the web for centrally located accommodations in Chapel Hill? Check out this lovely downtown cottage and enjoy proximity to the University of North Carolina, Kenan Memorial Stadium, and Dean E. Smith Center. After a day of sightseeing and food trips, you can come home to this two-bedroom one-and-a-half-bath 1930s abode with four of your best buds. With a chef’s kitchen, you will find curating daily meals a hassle-free and fun chore.

While you will appreciate the charm and the mod cons indoors, your fur babies have plenty of space to stretch their legs in the fenced backyard.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has a well equipped kitchen and comfortable living space for 900 square feet
the convenience of this location and kitchen amenities made meals and easy and our commutes quick
the kitchen and bathrooms were nicely renovated and central heating/ air worked well with a nest thermostat
we were cozy but there was adequate space for all of us
the beds were so comfortable with cozy soft linens
clean cute space with a terrific host
the house was clean and had a well stocked kitchen
andrea's place is a very cozy comfortable and clean cottage
she is an amazing kind and patient host
andrea was a great host and was available for any question
andrea was helpful and responsive and very thoughtful in all of the information she provided for our stay
andrea was a great host and made our stay smooth easy and comfortable
andrea was super accommodating responded quickly and has the cutest little pet friendly cottage
great house close to campus
the location is perfect
cute little place in an excellent location
the place and location were great
great location in the heart of chapel hill
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10. Guest suite in eco-friendly home

Find yourself falling in love with this tastefully curated abode in Chapel Hill. Everything about this dwelling will make you want to stay within its vicinity. In its furnished lush urban garden, you can dine alfresco. Its backyard is spacious enough for your furry friends to play around. Plus, there’s an outdoor fire pit where you can roast marshmallows under the starry skies.

Once you have your fill of nature, you can head inside and feel right at home. There are two bedrooms with soft beds to accommodate four guests.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spectacular garden cozy and comfortable interior upscale neighborhood
it's a serene comfortable and well-thought out space
the space is great with lots of interesting books and art and comfy beds
spacious living space cozy comfortable bed and beautiful garden
the space was clean and quiet
the space was very clean and well-kept
we enjoyed the garden and her apartment which was very clean and cozy
very clean and has the home kinda feeling
the place was perfect—beautiful scenery clean interior spacious and a great location
she was a great host
welcoming host and lovely space
the owners are thoughtful and attentive
jane was an awesome host
when our plans suddenly changed jane and hawley were very kind and accommodating
great location just 8 minutes to everywhere i needed to be
great trail close by as well as great restaurants
beautiful place and close to all in chapel hill
jane's garden is gorgeous the home is located on a quiet street but still close to everything
we really enjoyed the garden and being so close to downtown was really nice
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Give Chapel Hill a visit

The lovely town of Chapel Hill is home to diverse attractions, from museums and planetariums to greenspaces and colorful gardens. More so, it is packed with excellent accommodations ready to provide comfort for visiting travelers. For your trip, be sure to choose the best Airbnb for a more memorable stay.

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