If you happen to be in North Carolina and are looking for the perfect place to retreat, relax, and rejuvenate in the midst of the blissful nature, then you should visit Hillsborough. Located along the sublime Eno River, Hillsborough is the county seat of Orange County. This historic town is strategically tucked in the center of North Carolina, where out-of-towners can get very easy access to the Triad and other Triangle cities. One of the closest cities is Durham, which is lauded for its scholarly institutions and high-tech companies. But if you want to escape the buzzing city life, there are places where you can hear only the sounds of birds and rustling leaves. Read on to see our list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Whether you wish to curl up with a good book on the beautiful porch or spend some quality time in the green shade of the property, this quaint-looking cottage is second-to-none. From its white-washed interior to its contemporary design, every bit of this place exudes a relaxing feeling. Ideal for romantics, the cottage consists of a gorgeous bedroom, a kitchen that is fully equipped, and a sleek living room where you can watch your favorite movie with your partner. The best part is that you can relax right outside while you admire the views of Eno River.
Relocated 1915 Cottage in Historic Downtown HillsboroughHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsperfect quaint and comfortable cottage in downtown hillsboroughit’s the perfect size for 1-2 people and such thoughtful touches like chocolates and breakfast barswe had a great experience at the cottage it’s beautifully decorated and cozythe 1915 cottage was beautiful it was immaculate comfortable and thoughtfully restoredit was very cleanthe house was very clean and we'll equippedthe place was extremely clean and the property was quiet and peacefulwhat we might have loved most? the smell something between woodsy and rustic and freshly cleaned linensthe cottage interior is so clean and well decorated
Host:the hosts were very responsive to any requestshost was very nice and helpfulthe hosts were super sweet and were unobtrusivenancy is a wonderful hostnancy was a great host and very helpful with any questions i hadRead more reviewsdowntown hillsborough is very cute and just a short walk awaythis little gem is perfectly situated near hillsborough's town center only a short walk awaygreat location being walking distance from a handful of nice restaurants and walking trailsbeautiful home and amazing locationfantastic little place great location
Escape the daily grind and hole up in this opulent cabin tucked away in a lush forest located close to downtown Hillsborough. Relax and enjoy the chirping of the birds and the sound of the rustling leaves in the morning, or relish an al fresco dinner on the back deck. Those who love reading books and magazines will find the back porch a great place, especially with its cozy hanging chairs. The interior consists of a spacious bedroom and an open-concept living room. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and an immaculate bathroom. Additionally, you can enjoy the lovely outdoor fire pit with your loved ones.
The WillowHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewswe had a very comfortable stay all aroundvery clean and well-stockedpeaceful clean comfortablestylish clean and tranquila very nice and clean housea clean charming cabin in a private setting
Host:the host was excellentanna was super accommodating and responsive to all of my questionsanna was so kind and communicative before and during my stayanna was super responsive and was accommodating in every way possibleshe answered every question with lightning speed and was super warm and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat stay if you’re looking to be in a quiet area but close to durhamwe highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an ideal getawayit felt like we had a private getaway and were still close to all the things we neededthe place is ideal for up too 3 people
Touted as a writer’s retreat, this charming cottage serves as the best hideaway for creative minds who wish to immerse themselves in solitude and a peaceful environment. Located close to downtown Hillsborough, guests can experience both the tranquil setting of this accommodation and the easy access to downtown facilities at the same time. And to top it off, this wonderful sanctuary is pet-friendly, which means you can bring your pet with you on this retreat. The property has a resplendent bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room.
The Store in Hobo, a reader/writer’s retreat.Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable apartment great reading material and excellent coffeethis is a great space it’s incredibly charming and cozyjohn has taken a cool old structure and made it a very comfortable cottagequiet and clean retreat in hillsborougheverything was immaculately cleanit is neat clean and cozythe space was very clean and stylishly decorated and communication with john was very quick and easythanks so much john great communicator and a super clean and cozy space
Host:this however was certainly not the hosts faultjohn was a great host and made check-in and out a breezejohn is great host he is quick to respond and very accommodatingthis was such a sweet space we loved everything about our stay and john was a great hostwonderful lodging and attentive host very convenient to all the boro has to offerRead more reviewsgreat stay close to everything in hillsboroughplace is located in the very cute town of hillsboroughwhat a cute little place downtown hillsborough is really cute and john’s place is within walking distanceshort walk to bbq frozen custard and cute local tavernsuch a cute and stylish little house in a cool town gold park is close by and is amazing
Tucked away in the middle of trees and flowers, this three-bedroom bungalow beckons families to spend a relaxing weekend getaway in the tranquil side of Hillsborough. Not far from Duke University and Chapel Hill, guests will be able to take advantage of both the downtown facilities and the peaceful setting of the bungalow. The property has a wonderful porch area to unwind. There is a fully stocked kitchen as well as a comfortable living room you can spend a quiet afternoon in.
The Parsonage Bungalow: Walk to EverythingHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsclean clean clean
Host:the host rachel was a sweetheart always available to quickly reply to a miscellaneous questionRead more reviewswe loved our morning walk along the eno river on the riverwalkour favorite part of our stay was walking from the house to the river walk and into town
For a quiet weekend near downtown Hillsborough, check out this beautiful brick bungalow with a lovely front deck. A great place to relax is in the sumptuous living room with brown leather sofas and a fireplace. The property consists of two snug bedrooms where you can ensconce comfortably. There is a common bathroom with generous bathing amenities. The place also features a full kitchen that comes with kitchenware and furniture.
Beautiful Bungalow near Downtown HillsboroughHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsgreat place if you're not familiar with hillsborough this is a pretty good location
Enjoy a romantic getaway in the midst of nature in this lovely property. Wake up every day to the sound of birdsongs before relishing a hot cup of tea on your private deck. This place is perfect for couples looking to relax in an intimate setting. With a decent bedroom, a minimalist living room, and a kitchen, this property is affordable, convenient, and sleek.
Cuddled in the WoodsHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe apt is simple small and a good value which was exactly what i was looking forit was very comfortable sleeping thereour stay at judith's apartment was perfect for usinexpensive clean and just okthe space is clean and invitingjudith’s place was clean quiet and the perfect size for two peopleeverything worked perfectly and the apartment was spotless and the bed was comfortablea very nice clean place in neighborhood inhabited by beautiful deer
Host:judith was an excellent host and very responsive to any questionslovely little apartment with an incredibly gracious and accommodating hostjudith was a considerate hostjudith is a great host and easy to communicate withjudith was very attentive and a gracious hostRead more reviewsperfect place to stay and a lovely location and accomodationthis is a quiet and comfortable space within a very short distance from downtown hillsboroughthe neighborhood was lovely and the place was fine to sleep to visit familylovely host sweet location great price loved our stay at judith’sthe place is small but perfect for 2 for a weekend stay
Retreating in this sublime cottage is the perfect reward for you and your loved ones. Spend some quality time surrounded by blissful nature. Just a few minutes away is a lovely lake where you can stroll along and appreciate the calm atmosphere. This rental is ideal for writers who want to take a break from the frenetic life. The property has a sleek hardwood floor, two well-appointed bedrooms, a common kitchen, and workstations. Additionally, there is a century-old barn that will not fail to charm you.
The Little Cottage in Historic Hillsborough, NCHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house was clean comfortable and stylish
Host:excellent hosts and highly recommendedRead more reviewscomfortable stylish and good locationa great place to stay while visiting hillsborough
Situated in the heart of downtown Hillsborough, this family-friendly apartment comes with a private terrace overlooking a verdant yard. Relax, chill, and rejuvenate while staying here with your family. Each unit of the apartment has been well-appointed. The property comes with two decent bedrooms, a common bathroom, a spacious living room, and a fully stocked kitchen to whip up some delicious dishes. Those who wish to try local dishes can hang out at the nearby restaurants in Durham, which is a 15-minute drive away.
Pin Oak TerraceHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds were great and the provided fold-out cot worked like a comfortable trundle for our kiddoseverything is clean and well cared forclean and great hospitalitythe hosts were so sweet and friendly and the space was so clean and nicely laid out
Host:it is a bit cool downstairs though so make sure you communicate your needs to the hostallison and steve are two exceptional people and two amazing hostsRead more reviewsgreat location within walking distance of lots of fun downtown hillsborough spotsit’s super close to downtown hillsboroughgreat location super friendly hostessthe bed was very comfortable and it is walking distance from some good restaurants would definitely recommendallison’s is a wonderful place to stay
This swanky cottage ticks all the boxes of a relaxing retreat. Though located within walking distance from downtown Hillsborough, the property can appeal to anyone who cares for a taste of opulent interior decor. It can easily sleep up to three guests, thanks to its spacious bedroom and living room that comes with cozy sofas. One of the highlights of staying here is hands down the front porch which overlooks a lush green garden, where you can relax, rejuvenate and fill your lungs with crisp air. You can also find complimentary foodstuffs such as granola, coffee, seasonal fruit, homemade cake, and yogurt.
Spellbinding Historic Suite...Walk Everywhere!!!Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe fireplace was so perfect for the cool season and cozy furnishingslinda’s home is more quaint cozy and charming than photos could capture
Host:linda is a great host and we enjoyed staying at her homeRead more reviewslinda's place is very comfortable in a beautiful neighborhood a short walk to downtown and the riverone block to riverwalk entrance two blocks to excellent barbq restaurant and outstanding ice cream shopgreat location wonderful host and delicious breakfast treats
If you’re looking for a whimsical, creative, and decent accommodation near River Park in Hillsborough, then this property is your best bet. Studded with pastel colors, paintings, and quaint furniture, find yourself in an uplifting interior while staying in this property. Every little corner of this cottage has been meticulously decorated. Enjoy the airy spaces and relax after a tiring day exploring the neighborhoods.
Comfy yellow room in historic districtHillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewswe quite stay tv and wifi worked greatbedroom was a bit warm in the evening but fan helpedthe market is a fabulous place for breakfast coffee and anything you needloved the music décor hardwood floors comfortable bed and bright bathroomthe room and house are as described and a great valuecleanliness - the home was super clean and fresh towels awaited usroom and bathroom were very clean and comfortablethe house was sparkling clean throughoutthe room and bed were very clean and comfortablethe house is clean and the guest room is well organized
Host:host is very responsivesarah was also very kind and helpfulthe host is very nice and accommodatingmy hosts were welcoming and consideratesara is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsperfect place close to downtownthe location was perfectsuper close to quaint downtown areagreat location close to center of towngreat location within minutes of downtown hillsborough
Relax and rejuvenate in Hillsborough
Touted as a blissful sanctuary of creative minds, the historic Hillsborough is a lush green place to connect with nature. Relax and rejuvenate in the secluded setting of this wonderful hideaway located along the Eno River.
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