24 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Knoxville, Tennessee - Updated 2024

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Situated between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee River, Knoxville is full of culture and history with Appalachian roots which you will find in the scenery along the Tennessee River. Among this city’s attractions are Blount Mansion and the East Tennessee History Center. In downtown Knoxville, you can visit Market Square, and next to it, the Bijou and Tennessee theaters offer stage productions and musical acts.

A hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park awaits a short drive away, and the Muse Knoxville, Knoxville Children’s Theater, and Knoxville Zoo are all great spots for visitors with kids. If you’re wondering where to stay, there are plenty of amazing hotels and vacation rentals to accommodate you. Check out the best Airbnbs in Knoxville for your stay!

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We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. Boho apartment in historic Victorian neighborhood (from USD 78)

Step into this cozy apartment that provides easy access to nearby restaurants, parks, and vibrant nightlife. This studio apartment is separated from the main house, so you’ll have a private entrance to come and go as you please. A professional interior designer has beautifully designed the interiors of this rental, providing the guests with a bohemian stay.

The patio is well-furnished with outdoor dining provisions, so feel free to take your meals outside and enjoy them alfresco. Moreover, you might get to say hello to the chickens that roam outside.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2.65 km (1.7 mi) from World's Fair Park
44 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available

Accommodates: 3

2. Chic condo close to amenities (from USD 62)

This rental unit is about 6.5 mi (10.46 km) from Downtown Knoxville, allowing easy access to a variety of attractions and amenities. Nearby attractions include Neyland Stadium and the campus of University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Moreover, the condo is suitable for long-term stays at an affordable rate.

Other amenities offered here include radiant heating and hot water, making those chilly nights even more bearable. For added convenience, self-check-in and check-out facilities are available as well. And when you’re looking to cook up a storm, the kitchen is equipped with various appliances, such as a microwave, cooker, oven, and more!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
7.94 km (5.0 mi) from World's Fair Park
17 reviews   Wifi Available

Accommodates: 2

3. Charming apartment with indoor fireplace (from USD 141)

Found in a historic neighborhood and minutes away from the bustling city hub, this loft for rent is a steal deal. The bedroom has a plush queen-sized bed that guarantees good sleep after a hectic day of travel. You can knock back a drink or two on the sofa while enjoying your favorite flick on the TV.

During the evenings, curl up with a book in the warmth of the fireplace. If you love the taste of homemade fare, you have a functional kitchen to prepare hearty meals. Guests can also access free WiFi for both work and leisure. Knoxville is home to many restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, and several of these are a stone’s throw away from the Airbnb loft.

Recommendations from the host, Lodgic:

  • Great diners: Tupelo Honey (1 Market Square); Wild Love Bakehouse (1625 N Central St); Lonesome Dove Knoxville (100 N Central St); Boyd's Jig and Reel (101 S Central St); SoKno Taco Cantina (3701 Sevierville Pike).
  • Best bars: Pour Taproom (207 W Jackson Ave); Radius Rooftop Lounge (507 S Gay St); Peter Kern Library (407 Union Ave).
  • Arts and entertainment venues: Bijou Theatre (803 S Gay St); Tennessee Theatre (604 S Gay St); Knoxville Museum of Art (1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from World's Fair Park
298 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the window by the bed was shut but it sounded like it was open
murphy bed for extra guests is just as comfortable
we couldn't have been more comfortable
very clean and comfortable
place was very clean and neat
very clean great communication highly recommend
the space was clean and comfortable
really neat and clean place
mike was a great host and very easy to reach
great host and very unique loft
great place greta host super communicative and went the extra mile
communication with the owners was excellent
mike and michael were both very helpful and communicating with anything we needed
beautiful loft in a great location
great space and fantastic location
beautiful loft and perfect location close to great restaurants and bars
michael's place is in an ideal location for a visit to knoxville
loved the location right in the middle of everything in knoxville and a short walk to the college
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4. Charming rental suitable for students (from USD 93)

This apartment is located in one of Knoxville’s most famous historic districts, around 30 minutes from the Smokey Mountain National Park. Thanks to the winner location, guests are only a short bike ride from downtown and a quick walk to the sought-after breweries and cafes in town.

Set in a safe neighborhood, guests get cozy and soft sheets, a shower with a giant shower stall as well as a furnished deck. There’s an interesting balance between the vintage charm of the old building and the updated furnishings and features of this clean and well-restored home. If you’re looking for modern indulgences, this pet-friendly home doesn’t disappoint with its WiFi, smart TV, and heating and cooling amenities.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from World's Fair Park
150 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot tub was very relaxing and we had everything we needed from wi-fi to extra blankets
super cozy; we enjoyed walking to local coffee shop k brew and our relatives house nearby
bring your own coffee didn't use the hot tub because it's on shared deck(each apartment has designated times)
beautiful place with loads of character bathroom was small but functional; all the other rooms were incredibly spacious
natalie was easy to work with and the apartment was just as described
very clean
it was clean spacious and comfortable
clean comfortable place minutes from ut
very roomy and clean place
it's clean cozy and cute
natalie is a great host
natalie was a great host
natalie is a great host
i highly recommend natalie as a host
everyone is extremely friendly and helpful
super close to downtown
great location for a knoxville trip
perfect location from downtownn
easy parking and central to most entertainment shopping and transportation
great place the neighborhood is really cute and close to downtown
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5. Marvelous Monroe Bungalow (from USD 127)

Minutes away from downtown Knoxville, you will find this Airbnb nestled in a quiet neighborhood lined up with Victorian homes. A professional interior designer renovated the Marvelous Monroe Bungalow, and impeccable taste is reflected in all the rooms and exquisite decor. It’s no wonder why it got featured on HGTV, the premier TV network centered around home design!

Guests can savor a cup of tea on the beautiful patio overlooking a backyard full of greenery. Enjoy a nice barbecue made on the outdoor grill while hanging out with loved ones in the garden. If your muscles feel sore after a long day of exploration, you can hop inside the private hot tub and rejuvenate amidst the therapeutic water jets.

Recommendations from the host, Bonnie:

  • Places for food and drink: Likewise Coffee (1209 E Magnolia Ave, a short walk from the property); Yassin's Falafel House (706 Walnut St).
  • Local attractions: Urban Wilderness Gateway Park (10-minute drive); Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, 5 minutes away); Mead's Quarry Lake; Gay Street Bridge; Tennessee Theatre (5 minutes from the property).

Traveler tip from Bonnie: - If you’re visiting Knoxville between the spring and fall months, consider exploring the Saturday Farmers’ Market held in Market Square. Here, you’ll find more options that strike your fancy, from seasonal delicacies to handmade works from skilled artisans.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from World's Fair Park
205 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed in the master bedroom was super comfortable and had an excellent night sleep
sweet home super clean organized and very calm decor
this house is absolutely beautiful super clean and very relaxing feel to the space
the stay was exceptionally clean and inviting and came fully equipped with everything you might need
the house is clean and cozy the beds are very comfortable and the backtard space was awesome
the host are very responsive
our hosts were very welcoming and made checking in a breeze
the hosts were very responsive and are super awesome people
bonnie was very helpful and prompt to respond to any of my questions
great location - only 5 minute drive to downtown
the location was awesome and so close to everything
so close to all the fun of downtown with a wonderful home town feel
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6. Honey Bee Haven (from USD 75)

Offering a mix of tranquility and convenience, Honey Bee Haven features an open-plan design and is packed to the brim with cozy furnishings and useful amenities. The studio apartment sits in the attic of a classic duplex, and its size is best suited for couples visiting Knoxville and beyond.

You get your own private entrance to the abode, assuring privacy from other guests staying within the property. The angled ceilings are among the flat’s highlights. Although this feature may be a bit cumbersome for those above 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall, it won’t be a pressing issue for anyone else. Several local businesses can be reached a few strides from the apartment, from coffee shops to well-known restaurant chains.

Recommendations from the host, QB Renovations:

  • Food scene: Chivo Taqueria (314 S Gay St); Kefi (120 E Jackson Ave); South Coast Pizza (1103 Sevier Ave); Kern's Food Hall (2201 Kerns Rising Way).
  • For coffee and other drinks: Hi-Wire Brewing - Knoxville (2020 Barber St); Alliance Brewing Company (1130 Sevier Ave); Honeybee Coffee (several branches throughout Knoxville).
  • Shopping spots: Several shopping stores can be found around the Henley Street Bridge area, as well as across Knoxville proper.
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from World's Fair Park
231 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
beautiful and very clean place
extremely clean and very nice place
stayed at a very clean and cozy place
also it was super clean
very clean cool decor nice bathroom and comfy bed
hosts easy to contact and provided info about the city before the visit
the hosts were quick to answer and easy to communicate with
very nice space with very kind hosts
absolutely adorable little apartment the hosts were very helpful and responsive
host was easy to communicate with and offered great suggestions for things to do
the neighborhood was safe and quiet yet close to everything
excellent place good location and very cute
close to downtown and local attractions
great walk up attic unit
adorable place in a great location
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7. Beautiful studio apartment with city skyline view (from USD 132)

Seated within a historic building that once housed a wholesale furniture company, this newly-renovated studio is located in the heart of the city and can comfortably host a family or group of four. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of the city’s skyline in the living room while sipping coffee on the cozy sofa. Should you decide to stay in and have a lazy day, you can lounge the day away with a book or watch a show on HDTV.

Fitness enthusiasts can head to the gym available on the ground floor of the building to walk on the treadmill and lift free weights. Sports fans will appreciate the apartment’s easy access to Knoxville’s premier sporting venues, with Neyland Stadium just minutes away.

Recommendations from the host, Scott:

  • Choice diners: Curious Dog Hotdogs & Sandwiches (200 W Jackson Ave); Southern Grit (inside Stockyard Lofts, 126 S Central St); Oliver Royale (5 Market Square); JC Holdway (501 Union Ave).
  • Top taverns and bars: Clancy's Tavern and Whiskey House (602 S Gay St); Suttree's High Gravity Tavern (409 S Gay St); The Double S Wine Bar (300 W Magnolia Ave); Five Thirty Lounge (inside Hyatt Place Knoxville, 530 S Gay St).
  • Splendid shopping spots: Marc Nelson Denim (700 E Depot Ave); Mast General Store (402 S Gay St STE 202).
  • Great experiences: Knox Box Karaoke (522 S Gay St Unit 102); Craft Axe Throwing (119 W Fifth Ave #150).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
758 meters (0.5 ft) from World's Fair Park
423 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a cool room in downtown knoxville close to everything modern amenities and cool vibes
clean and well kept
immaculately clean and nicely decorated
clean beautiful loft
scott’s place was very clean and cozy
place was clean and convenient
scott was a great host
scott is a great host as provided thorough instructions and recommendations
nice loft and the hosts communicate well
lovely view and our host was more than accommodating
i can tell scott really enjoys hosting people at his wonderful place
amazing location and beautiful apartment
the location was perfect
excellent location couple mins walk to old city and market square
exceeds expectations and perfect location for all knoxville central activities
the location of this property is awesome great restaurants within easy walking distance
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8. Cozy home with free parking (from USD 71)

A pleasant stay awaits you in this one-bedroom accommodation that features an airy living room. This unit is half of the duplex property of its owners. Inside, you can use the refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker provided, along with a fully equipped kitchen. The designated workspace inside the bedroom is also great for business travelers who’ll stay in the place.

Whether you’re up for a short-term or long-term stay, you are welcome to relax in this getaway. And if you’re bringing your car, you can also use the free parking space on its premises. The rental enjoys easy access to most of Knoxville, thanks to its proximity to the interstate. You can head to the bustling downtown district in under 10 minutes. Several essential establishments such as grocers and laundromats are also within reach.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
6.73 km (4.2 mi) from World's Fair Park
390 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the board games in the living room
great place to stay in knoxville fantastic kitchen (with full size refrigerator) and bathroom in particular
place was very clean and well stocked
it was clean cute and safe
abigail and andrew’s place was clean and cozy
they keep the place clean and organized
the place was clean
they were very responsive hosts
hosts are real people who definitely care about their guests
gave awesome recommendations and super kind hosts lovely visit
abigail and andrew were great hosts
host was really responsive :) will definitely stay here again
the duplex is super cute and the location is great
abigail & andrew have a great cute place
we would recommend this stay to anyone looking for a less expensive option close to downtown knoxville
the location was perfect and the love they have for what they do was demonstrated well
stay here whenever i’m in town for work love this place
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9. Artsy rental near Downtown Knoxville (from USD 54)

This charming suite invites its guests over to its expansive backyard. Crafted with luxury, this two-bedroom unit offers a free parking space for your car, a full kitchen if you like cooking dishes, and a free washer and dryer for your convenience. For entertainment, you can watch your favorite shows on its flat-screen TV, browse the internet with the WiFi provided, or play a song using the piano. Please note that pets are not allowed here since the owners have allergies.

The oasis is thoughtfully placed close to Knoxville’s top destinations, including the downtown area. Other popular places such as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Great Smoky Mountain National Park take less than an hour to reach from here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
6.67 km (4.2 mi) from World's Fair Park
319 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
it was so clean and comfy
the place is super clean and comfortable
really beautiful clean place to stay
nice and clean
the house was clean and the beds were really nice
the host was very kind and responsive to our questions
hosts are great communicating
and responsive and friendly hosts
the owners were very welcoming and gave clear check in and check out expectations
the host has amazing communication responding almost immediately for any of your questions/needs
great place very convenient to downtown
definitely staying here again next time we need one close to knox
close to the old downtown district but also out in peaceful country privacy the best of both worlds
there is a small park nearby that we walked to with a playground that our children enjoyed
we had an amazing stay a very well set up cozy place worth the price
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10. Bright bungalow with shared hot tub (from USD 77)

This quaint bungalow is a place that you shouldn’t miss. Aside from its spacious front yard, you can relax in the outdoor tub in the backyard. You can also spend a great time with your loved ones by the fire pit, which is perfect for a group of four.

This accommodation features a designated workplace, a full kitchen, clothing storage, and a drying rack for your convenience. If you want to stay in all day, entertain yourself with the 50-inch TV and some board games provided in the unit. But if you’re into reading, you can drop by the Fountain City Library.

Recommendations from the host, AnneAlyse:

  • Dining favorites: Calhoun's On The River (400 Neyland Dr); Sweet P's Uptown Corner (3029 Tazewell Pike); Tupelo Honey (1 Market Square); Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (200 E Jackson Ave).
  • Top coffee shops: K Brew (North Knox branch, 1138 N Broadway); Capybara Coffee (2457 University Commons Way).
  • Best breweries: Schulz Brau Brewing Company (126 Bernard Ave); Balter Beerworks (100 Broadway SW).
  • Must-try places for outdoor activities: Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Ave); UT Gardens (2518 Jacob Dr); Cades Cove (10 miles southwest of Townsend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park).
  • Interesting places for indoor activities: Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (9626 Kingston Pike); Skatetown (5713 N Broadway St); Main Event Entertainment (9081 Kingston Pike).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
9.09 km (5.7 mi) from World's Fair Park
513 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful little spot very cozy with a great backyard setting
beautiful and very clean place
such a beautiful place to stay the interior was clean and tidy
the attention to detail and cleanliness was remarkable
very cozy and clean set up thanks for a wonderful stay
everything was clean setup well and as expected we really enjoyed our stay
annealyse was super responsive
the host is very helpful and responsive
the host is great and very kind
annealyse was extremely responsive & had great recommendations
great host house was charming
such a good location close to a ton of stuff
it was a great location and super convenient to everything we wanted to do in knoxville
it was a great place to get away and relax for a couple days
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11. Knoxville Little House (from USD 75)

With an area of 380 square feet (35.30 square meters), Knoxville Little House is a perfect place to stay for couples, as well as single travelers and a family of three. This compact yet cozy accommodation has an air-conditioning unit, a free parking space, outstanding WiFi, and an adequately equipped kitchen.

The porch area fronting the well-manicured koi pond is a nice spot where you can sit and relax during the day. To make your stay more worth it, chill out under the shade inside the pavilion, furnished with seats, tables, and a barbecue grill. Just close by is a 10-hole mini golf course. If you’re up for a game, golf clubs are readily provided at the little clubhouse corner.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
9.2 km (5.8 mi) from World's Fair Park
466 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
even had free wifi
very clean and peaceful little house
we were very comfortable; everything was clean and nice
dave and carol's place was super clean exactly as described and their communication was excellent
simple clean well thought accommodations
recommend to any couple looking for a very clean and organized place
excellent hosts of the cutest little house
dave and carol were so sweet and helpful
very cute little place we loved the fish pond and the lights around it
great stay easy check-in peaceful location
a great place at an exceptional value
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12. Two-bedroom cottage with private back garden (from USD 102)

If you’re a fan of anything UT Sports - or visiting Knoxville to cheer on their rival team - you’ll enjoy your retreat in this 1920s cottage that’s been renovated with updated furnishings and features. Exciting gameday festivities for sports such as basketball and football are a 15-minute drive away. Though tucked neatly from the noise of city life, downtown Knoxville is also easily reachable.

You’ll get to take advantage of the entire house throughout your stay. Kick your feet up while watching your favorite shows in the living room, or whip up drinks like a barista from the coffee bar. For some fresh air, you can head outside to the front porch, where a pair of reclining seats await you.

Recommendations from the host, Lindsey:

  • Sports venues: Neyland Stadium (1300 Phillip Fulmer Way, about 15 minutes away) is the place to be for supercharged football games, while the Thompson-Boling Arena (1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202) hosts a wide array of other sports, most notably basketball and volleyball.
  • Outdoor attractions: Zoo Knoxville (3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, 10 minutes away); Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Ave, 15 minutes from the property).
  • Favorite restaurants: Calhoun's On The River (400 Neyland Dr); Downtown Grill and Brewery (424 S Gay St).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
7.88 km (4.9 mi) from World's Fair Park
502 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was amazing and spent majority of our time on it watching tv
wifi worked great and the place had everything they said
i liked the full kitchen and my son liked having a tv in his room
we needed a place to stay overnight and lindsey’s place was perfect very cozy and clean
we slept in the guest room the second night which was slightly better
lindsey's space was very clean great stay
there little place was well appointed and very clean
the home was very clean and cozy
the house was clean easy to find and ample supplies were provided
very nice clean place with easy access to all things knoxville
the hosts were very friendly and communicative
wonderful house and host very comfortable beds and living room
i would 100% stay here again great stay and amazing host
the host left some welcome goodies and wine which we appreciated
easy to find close to the city
great stay super close to everything in knoxville
this was a great place to stay really convenient to everything
this place is very cute and a great place for a couple night stay in knoxville
definitely a cute cottage the location wasn’t anything to write home about but overall we enjoyed our stay
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13. The Little Lemon Lounge at NoKno Flats (from USD 83)

Nestled amid a historic neighborhood, The Little Lemon Lounge provides small groups and couples with easy access to downtown Knoxville, which is filled with countless dining options, drinking choices, and exciting experiences. The top-floor flat inside a character house is thoughtfully equipped with all the familiar comforts you can expect in any other home, from the well-furnished living area to the memory foam queen beds in each bedroom.

If eating outside isn’t your kind of style, the kitchen is all yours to explore and experiment with. There is also a toaster and coffee maker to energize yourself at the start of your day. The flat-screen TV offers impressive capabilities, such as access to streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu. The property offers ample parking spaces at both the front and back.

Recommendations from the host, QB Renovations:

  • Top dining picks: Sweet P's Barbecue and Downtown Dive (410 W Jackson Ave); Stock & Barrel (35 Market Square); A Dopo Sourdough Pizza (516 Williams St); Kaizen (127 S Central St).
  • Outdoor destinations: Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (2743 Wimpole Ave); Sunsphere (in World's Fair Park, 810 Clinch Ave).
  • Activities for everyone: Navitat Knoxville (in Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave); Maple Hall (414 S Gay St); Muse Knoxville (516 N Beaman St).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2.76 km (1.8 mi) from World's Fair Park
173 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were harder than my preference but the soft plush blanket was enjoyable
the decor was cute the beds were comfy and the shower was nice and hot
comfortable and quiet stay and plenty of room to relax
very clean place to stay
clean well appointed and comfortable
also the apartment was clean and tidy
the place was amazing really clean and lovely setup inside
a beautiful spacious and clean place to stay
the owners deserve the super host designation
hosts were very helpful responsive and worked with me on extending my stay here in knoxville
host is great apartment is great but location wasnt :(
great communication from the hosts and all our needs were met
communication with host excellent
great location really close to downtown knoxville
the little lemon is in a great location close to downtown knoxville
close to utk great neighborhood to walk in and close to food
loved this location it was so close to the breweries and such a cute place
great location with easy access to all roads for our activities
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14. Elegant French-inspired cottage

This home in Northern Knoxville will make you say “ooh-la-la” over and over again. The cottage proudly boasts a French-style theme, and you can feel this special ambiance no matter what part of the place you’re in. Whether you’re cooking up quality meals in the kitchen or enjoying a delightful rest in the bedroom, the elegance in here knows no bounds.

Pamper yourself like a royal in the bathroom, which features an antique-looking soaker tub, along with a full set of toiletries. The cottage sits amid a tree-covered acre lot, ensuring further privacy. However, it’s also within quick reach of Knoxville proper, with the downtown district being within 10 minutes from here.

Recommendations from the host, Veronika:

  • Less than an hour from the property: Great Smoky Mountains; Dollywood (2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge); Gatlinburg SkyPark (765 Parkway, Gatlinburg).
  • Top Knoxville attractions: World's Fair Park (525 Henley St); Sequoyah Park (1400 Cherokee Blvd); Fort Dickerson Park (3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW); Market Square.
  • Favorite food spots: Pokeworks (423 N Cedar Bluff Rd); The Tomato Head (12 Market Square); BABALU - Knoxville (412 S Gay St); Koyo (416 Clinch Ave).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
7.22 km (4.5 mi) from World's Fair Park
266 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch and bed were super comfy too
the french country decor was what sold the place very beautiful and more room than i thought
very clean and quaint cottage
very private and clean
spa like feel great tub fairly private very clean
cute stay and very clean wish i could have staued longer
i loved all of the tea options and the bathtub was spotless and beautiful
the host was awesome i will definitely stay again
veronika was an amazing host she responded quickly and gave us some local recommendations
the stay was beyond my expectations veronika was a great host
veronika is a responsive host
veronika was very responsive even when we had to contact her after midnight
very cute airbnb good location and cute touches :)
such a cute place to stay
nice and private/peaceful yet close to plenty
such a cute place it was perfect getaway for myself and my husband
great place was very cute and was a great stay for me and my boyfirend
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15. Adorable guest suite in historic Parkridge neighborhood (from USD 82)

Found in the historic neighborhood of Parkridge, this Airbnb retreat in a classic family home is only a short drive away from downtown Knoxville. The apartment’s interiors bear an open plan, allowing guests to roam around the areas scot-free. The guest suite carries a calming ambiance that lulls you to a peaceful slumber after a hectic day of traveling.

Heat a snack in the microwave or grab one from the well-stocked pantry and pair it with freshly brewed coffee made using the coffee maker. An aroma diffuser is available to soothe you further, and the bathroom is packed with plenty of thoughtful amenities, such as bath bombs and towels. The suite assures you’ll have everything you need, but if you’re seeking something that might not be there, the host will gladly assist you.

Recommendations from the host, Emily:

  • Local coffee stops: Remedy Coffee (800 Tyson St); Wild Love Bakehouse (1625 N Central St); Likewise Coffee (1209 E Magnolia Ave, located about a mile from the property).
  • Favorite Breweries: Xul Beer Company (213 E 5th Ave STE A); Crafty Bastard (6 Emory Pl); Pretentious Beer Co (131 S Central St).
  • Breakfast/brunch destinations: Don't miss visiting Pete's Coffee Shop (540 Union Ave) and The Plaid Apron (1210 Kenesaw Ave) at the turn of the lane for fresh and locally sourced cuisines before you hop out for more sightseeing.
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
3.31 km (2.1 mi) from World's Fair Park
922 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we adored our stay at emily’s the space was so cozy and full of so many thoughtful touches
comfortable & clean would stay again
emily has a very clean and cute place
emily’s place was very clean and we loved her decor and little personal touches
clean and cozy with nice home touches
emily's place is very clean cute and easily accessible
emily was a great host
emily is a great and friendly host
she was super friendly and a great host i would definitely return
emily was very responsive to any questions we had
emily was so kind and easy to communicate with
great place to stay in a and the location location is close to shops and restaurants highly recommended
emily's place is so cute and cozy
it’s super close to downtown and she leaves snacks for her guests
this was a wonderful airbnb for the price super close to downtown knoxville
place is cute and perfect for a couple nights
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16. Comfortable room with private attached bathroom (from USD 69)

This spacious and elegant room is found in a colonial home, set in a safe and quiet neighborhood in northern Knoxville. The property is minutes ahead of the center of the Fountain City district, as well as about 9 miles (14.48 kilometers) from downtown Knoxville and University of Tennessee.

Surrounded by lush trees, it is a tranquil setting where you can relax on the shared balcony overlooking the wide, verdant backyard. You’ll be well taken care of thanks to the suite’s amenities, such as a desk area, an impressive en-suite bathroom, and a clever wardrobe space. You’ll also have unlimited access to several common areas within Magnolia House, such as the living room, kitchen, and even an office area.

Recommendations from the host, Lynn:

  • Local eateries: Litton's Market and Restaurant (2803 Essary Dr); Sitar Indian Cuisine (6004 Kingston Pike); Nama Sushi Bar - Downtown Knoxville (506 S Gay St); The French Market Creperie Downtown (412 Clinch Ave); Copper Cellar West (7316 Kingston Pike).
  • Bars, breweries, and wineries: Blue Slip Winery (300 W Depot Ave); The Vault (531 S Gay St); Brother Wolf (108 W Jackson Ave #1); Pour Taproom (207 W Jackson Ave).
  • Nature attractions: House Mountain State Natural Area (9601 Hogskin Rd, Corryton); Middle Prong Trail (Townsend); Tommy Schumpert Park (6400 Fountain City Rd).
  • Other places to explore: East Tennessee History Center (601 S Gay St); Green McAdoo Cultural Center (101 School St); Knoxville Adventure Collective (within Volunteer Landing Park, 900 Volunteer Landing Ln); Anakeesta (576 Parkway, Gatlinburg).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
10.12 km (6.3 mi) from World's Fair Park
466 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
amazing room great breakfast with view over nice garden
wonderful breakfast and coffee
she had a beautiful amenities and a lovely continental breakfast
lynn made really good coffee each morning and put out breakfast
the heated lamp was wonderful getting out of the great massaging shower experience
very clean spacious and beautiful
the room was spotless and beautiful
the place was incredibly clean
very clean tastefully decorated with lots of personal thoughtful touches
everything was very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean
the host is amazing
lynn is a wonderful host
the perfect host for the perfect place
lynn is a great host
and hosts you would be pleased to call your friends
a beautiful place secluded yet close to town
close to shopping entertainment and a short drive to the mountains
a beautiful location and home
the place is in a good location
wonderful hostess and excellent location
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17. Newly built studio apartment with EV charger (from USD 100)

This single, studio-ish apartment right behind the main house is close to downtown and only 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) away from the University of Tennessee in a safe and beautiful neighborhood. Some of the best coffee shops and restaurants in Knoxville are within a block from the property. Its location is also ideally next to venues where the city’s many festivals are usually held.

Guests get a full kitchen with open-concept living space and a full foam queen-size mattress in the loft. In the living area, there is a 55-inch TV, a fully controllable heat and air system, and a convertible couch that turns into a full bed.

Coffee is available should you need something to keep yourself energized. Chill out in the shared hot tub outside, especially after a day filled with fun activities. What’s more, dogs are more than welcome to stay on the premises!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
4.89 km (3.1 mi) from World's Fair Park
657 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the mattress is extremely comfortable and having a full kitchen is nice
the loft ladder isn’t the easiest climb but the bed is very comfortable and the heat/ac is great
marianna's place was perfect for a couple of nights in knoxville--interesting space comfy bed nice part of town
so clean and comfortable
very clean very spacious
very clean nice homey place
very clean and very nice space
very modern style and clean
gracious and friendly hosts
the hosts were very friendly and available if i had any questions
they hosts were very nice to accommodate all our needs
amazing place and even better owners
marianna was an amazing host and was even willing to answer my questions late at night
the place is really cute and in the perfect location
excellent location with plenty of shopping nearby and a short drive to the city center
this spot is a great location - beautiful neighborhood and very close to downtown lovely riverwalk
great neighborhood even walkable
beautiful space and close to everything
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18. Updated guest house offering breakfast (from USD 65)

Located behind one of Knoxville’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this convertible cottage provides a greatly convenient and impressively versatile stay. The downtown district and University of Tennessee are only about 7 minutes away while the best restaurants and local shopping spots in the city are a quick 5-minute drive.

The Airbnb rental has a couch that converts to a queen-size bed and a king-size bed that separates into two twins. Guests get amenities like a full bath, micro kitchen, flat screen, and even snacks like Nutri-Grain bars and chocolate. The property carport is available for use in case of harsh weather conditions. If fresh air is what you seek, several green spaces such as the Bearden Village Greenway are just nearby.

Recommendations from the hosts, Jonathan and Melody:

  • For great food and drinks: The Plaid Apron (1210 Kenesaw Ave); Stock & Barrel (35 Market Square).
  • Shopping: Earth Fare (10903 Parkside Dr); Kroger Food and Drugs (2217 N Broadway).
  • Essential establishment: The Family Bubble Laundromat (3313 Sutherland Ave).
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
4.44 km (2.8 mi) from World's Fair Park
857 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
a nice and cozy place with great amenities
the cottage is super nice with a very comfortable bed
very comfortable space that has just what you need
the cottage is a cozy welcoming little place in which one can spend a relaxing weekend
these space was very comfortable and check in/out was a breeze
nice clean big bed
very clean and very comfortable
a very clean and comfortable place
it was very clean and cozy
it was very clean and comfortable
jonathan was a welcoming host
hosts were friendly and offered good recommendations of area restaurants & activities
jonathan and melody are great hosts
great hosts we had an amazing time staying here
i’d recommend asking the host about it before booking
cute little place extremely close to downtown
the location was perfect
good location with easy walking distance to a range of restaurants
great place close to downtown
great location greenway nearby for walking
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19. Apartment on Market Square

Situated right in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Historic Market Square close to art and culture, parks, the city center and more, the property is within walking distance of many restaurants, and the restaurant directly below the loft also has good food and a great vibe.

Guests get comfortable beds as well as a clean and cozy loft with a wonderful atmosphere. They also get a modern and well-decorated place with travel sized toiletries.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
547 meters (0.4 ft) from World's Fair Park
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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dean’s properties are stylish and modern with great amenities and very comfortable
he is very responsive to inquiries and his apartment is stocked with every need and want
very clean well appointed place and dean is very accessible
dean is a fabulous host whose place is beautifully decorated modern and clean
the loft was extremely clean and very comfortable with four adults
the place was super clean and easy to check in
easy check in and check out the loft was clean and spacious
the host is wonderful
host was overly accommodating very thoughtful
best host that i have every worked with
his information on the front end was extremely helpful
very helpful whenever we had any questions
the location is great
great place and great location
we also loved the location
great location i stayed there for my wedding weekend and it was in walking distance to everything
excellent place at a perfect location in the heart of knoxville
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20. Marble Hill Inn: The Maxwell Room

Gorgeous, immaculate and lovingly restored with delicious breakfasts including asparagus & tomato, waffles with banana & walnuts and more, this rental in Knoxville, TN, is located in an eclectic neighborhood made up of historic homes in the center of Fourth and Gill and Old North Knoxville, less than two minutes to Interstate 40 and one mile (1.6 km) north of downtown Knoxville with the Knox Area Transit (KAT) bus available one block away.

Guests will love the Parisian theme in the guest bathroom and the BreadShed Market, a European-style bakery and other sources of food are only a ½ block from the property. This home has been featured in several publications including the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Life section of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2.27 km (1.5 mi) from World's Fair Park
276 reviews  
ROOM IN BED AND BREAKFAST 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the bedroom and full breakfast were both perfect
the breakfast was great very cozy room and an even cozier home
faith also makes delightful breakfasts that cater to your tastes and any special needs
instructions for areas to visit where happily provided and breakfast was tasty and filling
the pets were precious and the breakfast was fabulous
very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and very unique
it is comfortable and clean
the room they provided to us was clean and cozy
the home is clean spacious comfortable and has beautiful interior parisian design
she is so friendly and welcoming
faith is a wonderful host
faith is a wonderful host
doug and faith were outstanding hosts their home was stunning and their hospitality unmatched
doug and faith were gracious hosts
great location and experience
close to awesome dining
the location is perfect - quiet and close to downtown
awesome location close to knoxville night life
the location is great for getting downtown
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21. Downtown loft above coffee shop

This space is set in an amazing location (one of the oldest buildings in Knoxville) in the Old City with restaurants, live music and market square within walking distance. Located directly above a local coffee shop with fantastic morning coffee in the city’s art/urban center (a hip and funky area), this loft has many rooms and lots of nice details like exposed brick, amazing beds, guitars in the corner, cool books and more. Well kept, comfortable and clean, there is WiFi, LED 42" TV and other entertainment and media facilities.

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22. Cozy private room minutes from downtown

This place is an awesome deal for the price. Guests can make coffee and tea and get access to the kitchen and backyard as well as the living room. This property is in a quiet neighborhood only an 8-minute drive from downtown Knoxville and within easy biking distance of many activities.

There is a fenced in back yard and the room has a queen sized bed and WiFi as well as a private bathroom (with walk-in shower). There is a dresser and closet space available. Fresh linens and towels are also provided.

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23. Southern Comfort

Set in a quiet residential location right by a gas station and very close to the highway, this property is simple and comfortable with wonderful common spaces and a shower with great pressure.

At an affordable price, guests get full access to the apartment including the kitchen which has a microwave, fridge, oven, dishwasher and more. You can also have a wonderful meal at the Copper Cellar which is less than a 5-minute drive away.

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24. Lovely studio apartment in historic Knoxville

Located in a working class neighborhood near the Knoxville zoo, it is also a ten-minute drive from downtown Knoxville. Guests get a private space with a private entrance, spacious shower, Apple TV and beautiful hardwood floors.

An upstairs studio apartment, it has its own balcony, keyless entry as well as parking space for up to two cars. With a queen bed in the apartment, there are plenty of places to sleep as well as an air mattress available on request before arrival. You will also get coffee and the unit is cooled by a ceiling fan and window AC unit. There is an electric fireplace for warmth.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
4.66 km (2.9 mi) from World's Fair Park
376 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place would stay again loved the coffee and fireplace looking heater
their space is so welcoming and comfortable with the perfect amount of space and privacy
daniel and jennifer’s place is really perfect the bed is very comfortable and the electric fireplace kept everything toasty
it is a well-appointed room that looks better then it's pictures
very cozy comfortable space with tons of detailed thoughtful touches
very clean cozy space
super clean and welcoming
it was very clean and spacious
wonderful stay very clean with extra personal touches
clean private and stylish studio
the hosts provided great recommendations
daniel was a great host
lovely place and amazing hosts
daniel was a wonderful host and terrific guide to knoxville
the hosts are polite and friendly
chic apartment very close to downtown
great place to stay near knoxville
great value and awesome location
very cute and affordable little place
it was in a good area quiet and close to everything
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A great blend

A great blend of city sights and nature hikes, Knoxville has something for those that love culture and great scenery. It also features plenty of Asian restaurants and Mexican restaurants with amazing dining scenes. Check out these Airbnb places to stay in Knoxville.

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