12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Lexington, KY On A Budget! - Updated 2021

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Many of us travel to Lexington, KY for different purposes. Maybe you are on a business trip or trying to get a peaceful weekend or maybe you are on vacation; whatever it may be, you’ll need a place to stay. You can stay in a hotel but where’s the fun in that? Hotels are usually a lot of hassle. It’s a hit or miss situation when it comes to service, which is usually impersonal.

Why not try a rental accommodation? You can be a part of someone else’s family for some time. It can be a new and refreshing experience. Be it for just a night or a whole summer, these rental accommodations will make your stay memorable. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Lexington, KY, on a budget.

1. Miki’s studio apartment (from USD 45)

The studio apartment has a full functioning kitchen, closet, laundry facility, TV with a Netflix subscription, and a bed/sitting room. The best part is that the apartment has a private entrance, so you can come and go as you please without worrying about disturbing the host.

The apartment is located in the heart of Lexington’s historic district. The dining table is an antique game table which you can also use as a work table. The entrance to the apartment is from an antique wooden staircase that was built in the original house in 1900. The guests have access to the whole apartment. You can also wander in the backyard where there is a kitchen garden with chickens! Miki will provide you with fresh eggs or seasonal vegetables if you ask her.

Miki is always happy to help out the guests if they need anything. It’s an amazing place to stay and have a generic Lexington experience!

Studio Apartment on Urban Farm
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
149 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was wifi washer/dryer smart tv and other amenities that made the place really cozy and relaxing
the apartment was just as described and perfectly fit our needs
it is truly a charming apartment in a historic district centrally localized in lexington
i had to work from the apartment the first day internet connectivity was great including voice calls
a cozy quaint place to get away loved the amenities and wonderful instructions
nice clean place very quiet
clean comfy cozy and quiet
very clean and cozy highly recommend
the room was very clean and well decorated
charming clean and stocked with everything you need
miki was a great host
a lovely apartment with a lovely host
miki was a great host
miki was an outstanding host
also the hosts were fantastic with providing check-in information via message before my arrival
nice quiet place close to everything
great location and very quiet
close to downtown and easily accessible
this apartment is cute full of character and in a great location
loved the privacy of a residential location yet still walking distance from cool local spots
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2. Abraham’s studio apartment (from USD 78)

Close to the University of Kentucky this cozy studio is the perfect home away from home. It looks like a place from the tiny house nation! The furniture style and art add to the ‘cozy’ ambience. The studio is super clean and well kept. Abraham is a great host. He does his best to meet the guest’s needs. If you need anything or have any problems, his responses are prompt.

The apartment has amenities like a coffee pot, fridge, microwave, iron, etc. The neighborhood is quiet and the bed is very comfortable which results in the most amazing thing a human being could ever ask for, undisturbed sleep! If you are looking for a comfortable place with convenient location, this is the place for you!

COZY SUITE!!! UK Campus/Downtown/Rupp/Kroger Field
197 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is cute and has enough room for sleeping and includes many amenities
we had a very comfortable stay in abraham's attic turned into living space
nice cozy place as described
as the listing states super cozy little apartment above another one of abraham’s listings that is completely separate
we especially appreciated the refrigerator with water and other essentials in the kitchen area
clean private and quiet
very clean right on campus
abraham's place was clean and comfortable
super clean with a comfortable bed
the place was clean and well kept
quaint home and very helpful host
host was extremely responsive and helpful
he was so accommodating and a thorough kind communicator
abraham was a great host
abraham is an excellent host
perfect location close to stadium
the location was perfect really close to the hospital
nice apartment in a good location not too far from downtown
cute and perfect location surprisingly quiet
the location is great; quiet street walking distance to campus and short drive to shopping and restaurants
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3. JoAnn and Derek’s suburban home (from USD 50)

This beautiful house is located in the suburbs, the best neighborhood to spend a peaceful weekend. The room is small and cozy with a mattress that you’ll fall in love with! Guests can use the washer and dryer and have full access to the kitchen, back yard garden and the sunken patio.

JoAnn and Derek are amazing hosts. They are welcoming, hospitable, and open minded. The couple loves to chat and get to know new people. They welcome pets in their house and they have a few of their own. I bet you’d love the sauna!

Cozy full size Temperpedic mattress
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
205 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi here was great which i very much appreciated
the room itself is exactly as described and has a very comfortable bed
she was also very helpful at pointing out the amenities making my stay comfortable
we had our private space and time but also felt comfortable socializing in the common areas
the room was super cozy and private
clean & comfortable bed
clean room and fresh towels were ready for me
it was a very clean and quiet place
my suite was very clean and very neat
her house is really clean and well kept
nice host and beautiful house
she was also quite friendly
she was very kind and helpful giving great advice about the area
very accommodating hosts; also hosts are just pretty solid people overall
joann and derick were excellent hosts
good location in nice neighborhood
great location near tons of stuff
convenient location in a safe neighborhood with a friendly host
location is excellent for easy access around lexington and beyond
great place to stay if working at uk just 6-8 min drive to uk
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4. Shirley’s guest house (from USD 80)

Owned by Shirley this beautiful house is located on the historic Mentelle Park. It is quite close to downtown Lexington but still gives the feeling of a suburban neighborhood. You’ll have easy access to Rupp Arena, KY Horse Park, Kentucky University as well as the Transylvania University.

The studio is located above their garage and has a private entrance. Dogs are allowed on the premises for an additional fee. Guests are provided with amenities such as TV, iron, air conditioning, internet and a fully functional kitchen. Shirley and Larry keep the place clean and comfortable for their guests. They both are very welcoming and always ready to help out!

Mentelle Park Guest House
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
257 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this charming carriage house style apt
the carriage house has all the amenities and is very comfortable and spacious
furst rate this lovely loft has thoughtful touches - blankets snacks toiletries heater in the bathroom
the bed was super comfortable and we loved having the carriage house as our place to relax
the bed slept well and the space is perfectly spacious
very clean and comfortable
very clean and well appointed studio apartment
the place is clean and quiet
the carriage house was very clean and had a kentucky charm
the apartment was clean and spacious
shirley was very responsive to any questions i had
shirley and larry are wonderful hosts
shirley and larry are amazing host
shirley and larry are wonderful hosts
larry and shirley were friendly fantastic hosts
the location is great
great neighborhood and great location
an easy walk to downtown
you can walk to many great food places including spaldings bakery
location is perfect for city center activities
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5. Private room in Mark’s house (from USD 30)

Welcome to kitty heaven… well, more like a cat lover’s heaven! Mark’s house is located in a quiet neighborhood. It is close to downtown, the airport and the Kentucky University. Guests have access to the family room, kitchen and the yard which has a fabulous gazebo!

It is a quite nice room with a queen size bed. The room has everything that a person could ask for; treadmill, TV, walk in closet, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, neck and foot massager and much more! There is a small table by the window with two chairs where you can enjoy the view with a cup of coffee.

Mark and Brenda are owned by four adorable cats. When you arrive at the door two cute furry butlers will lead you to your room. How cool is that!

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
268 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee in room was a nice touch
bed was comfortable and mark provided many amenities that weren't expected including a fridge microwave and snacks
lovely big room with all the amenities--even a lexia to update you on the weather
very nice extras such as muffins coffee maker refrigerator and microwave in the room
the room was tidy and thoughtfully filled with pretty much anything you might want and more
clean quiet place to stay
nice quiet and clean place
such a nice clean comfy place to sleep
the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the house was very clean and welcoming
he and his wife are excellent hosts
mark was a good host
mark and bb are very kind hosts and they have 3 lovely kitties
the host were very gracious and provided us with a nice place to relax
mark and brenda are kind hosts and there are lots of friendly kitty hosts as well
nice central neighborhood and comfortable bed
great place close to the highway in a nice neighborhood
easy check in and good location
great location comfy bed also cats
definitely worth every dollar amazing price and location
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6. William’s house (from USD 190)

William’s house is located in a quiet neighborhood and is close to the Kentucky Horse Park and downtown Lexington. The room is nicely decorated and is super cozy. Guests have access to the kitchen, back yard, family room, and the driveway. William offers breakfast to his guests. Amenities include TV, iron, washer and dryer, internet, free parking, etc.

William is a gracious host. He is very helpful and loves a good chat. He loves to have fun and will recommend amazing places to you if you ask. He is away from home most of the time so you practically have the whole place to yourself!

Practically WHOLE HOUSE for cost of a PRIVATE ROOM
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
34 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
the room is clean and comfortable
the room was clean and comfortable
otherwise everything was very clean
william’s home was clean and quiet
william's place was spotless he kept in touch with us during our stay to make sure we were okay
william is a great host
william is a great host
william was a great host and attentive to me needs
william was a gracious and professional host
william was a great host very accommodating
close to all the stuff ion downtown lexington but far enough away to be relaxing
the location was great and the home was comfortable
i would definitely recommend this booking to anyone looking for a place to stay in lexington
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7. rustic home (from USD 78)

Constructed in 1907, this Airbnb vacation rental is not only affordable but also has character and a lot of stories to tell. The whole house looks like the old world meeting the contemporary lifestyle, which you can see in its rustic interior, eccentric furniture, and unique decors, that coexist with modern appliances and conveniences, including a digital smart lock, free Wi-fi, air-conditioning, and more. It also features two bedrooms for four guests, a cozy seating area with a fireplace and a friendly workspace, dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Unique Stay - 1907 Log Cabin Near Kentucky River
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
179 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
it is very clean charming and wonderful
charming rustic cabin pretty clean and nice having the faux fireplace for charm
however the decor was wonderful and it was very clean
laura was a great host and was very responsive
the hosts were really nice and their place is beautifully done
great weekend getaway location
very cute and unique place
this cabin is cute and cozy tucked away on a quiet street
if you have the opportunity to book this location definitely do it
snug & cozy cute little place
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8. Breck and Linda’s 1910 home (from USD 206)

The house is located in Downtown Lexington. It is a prime location where you can access restaurants, pubs and bars, University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Legacy Trails and much more! You’ll also find that Breck and Linda are very helpful and will give you proper directions to anyplace you want to visit.

The 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are on the second floor to which the guests have complete access. You can also use the kitchen if you want to cook your own food. Breck and Linda also offers their basement which has a bar and a TV. You can also enjoy their covered patio which has a grill and a fireplace.

All the basic amenities are provided by the hosts and checking in is a smooth procedure. Breck and Linda are very friendly and enjoy interacting with people. They also have 2 cute dogs who are just as hospitable as their adoptive family!

1910 Restored: Downtown LEX
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
358 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i’m not usually a fan of shared spaces but this space was great
very comfortable place with two adorable pups
a beautiful home the bed was super comfortable
breck and linda's place was a warm and comfortable place to stay
very clean beds comfortable and quiet
very clean spacious and comfortable
everything was spotless and we felt very welcome
super clean and comfy
very clean home bedrooms were clean fresh sheets and just there was nothing that i needed
linda and breck are great hosts and have wonderful home
the owners are super nice
the hosts are very amiable and share their home so graciously
breck and linda were great hosts
breck and linda are very gracious hosts
great location and very comfortable
great location and felt super safe
close to great restaurants and easy access to downtown and uk
great spot very close to downtown
there were great places to eat within walking distance and we were really close to our training too
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9. Belle Breezing Suite by Gary

Built in 1812 the house is a historic building in the heart of the city. You can walk to all the amazing places from the house as they are just a few blocks away; Lexington Opera House and Rupp Arena being some of them!

Decorated in warm cozy shades the house has a few rooms that they rent out, Belle Breezing Suite being one of them. The suite is decorated in the shades of gray and green with yellow, scattered here and there. The suite has a working fireplace and a walk in closet. The walls of the room host various paintings and large, tall windows that look over the West Short Street.

Gary and David are gracious hosts. They are very welcoming and always ready to help out. They welcome furry guest with just as much enthusiasm as their non-furry counterparts. A cozy house with mind-blowing art and close to every place desirable, a must try!

Belle's Room: Pretty & Spacious, walk2Rupp/Lex Cnt
79 reviews
Private room 2 Beds

10. Howard’s home

Located in South Lexington this beautiful house offers a bedroom with a private entrance and free parking. A great place to relax! The house is across the street from the Summit, which is a boutique style shopping center.

The room has a number coded entrance so you can come and go as you please. It is a cozy room with soothing ambience and a private bathroom. It has a mini fridge, TV, wireless internet, and much more! The house is quite close to restaurants so you go outside and enjoy a meal or just order a pizza.

Howard is a great host and respects the privacy of his guests. He is prompt in replying to any questions or concerns you have and will help you out!

Cozy, 100% private room. W/queen bed-private bath
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
175 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great television and wifi reception
everything you need for a great stay including iron clothes repair kit and access to nice bathroom
it was cold but the space heater in the room was perfectly adequate
good info on tv and wi-fi connections
wish they had exhaust fan in the bathroom
very clean and nice place
very clean and nicely furnished
the space is clean comfortable and very private
howard's place is clean and accessible
howard communicated well and his place was clean and comfortable
howard was a great host and very accommodating
he was very responsive and made sure i had everything i needed
he is a gentleman and responsive quickly to questions or to offer help
howard is a fantastic host
howard was an incredible host who went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay
great location that is close to lots of shopping and restaurants
the location was perfect; 15 minutes from the airport and close to everything i needed
especially convenient location and a cozy comfortable room
it is close to restaurants shopping and makes getting around lexington easy
great location and easy access great stay
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11. Courtney’s charming home

Courtney has a beautiful home in Lexington. It’s in a safe neighborhood and easily accessible. You can easily go to all the cool places in downtown. They have a driveway where you can park your vehicle.

They have two bedrooms, both with double beds and a bathroom. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Both the rooms are very spacious. Courtney offers various great amenities such as a washer and dryer, WiFi, TV, free parking, hair dryer, iron, etc.

Dan and Courtney are amazing hosts, always ready to help out their guests. You can access any part of the house, the kitchen or the yard, if you want. They also welcome pets and have a dog named Harrison, a true gentleman!

Private room in downtown Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
143 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was super fast and parking off the street
room interiors like a kentucky race horse: fixtures and furniture all new and top of the line very confortable
we loved the room and the bathroom both offered great comfort and style
having bedrooms and bathroom upstairs gives you a nice space to yourself
had a great nights sleep on a comfy bed
very clean and quiet
everything was clean and neat
exceptionally easy exceptionally clean and exceptionally convenient
it was very clean and comfortable
very clean quiet and comfortable
courtney was very responsive to questions
courtney is a gracious host
courtney was a fantastic host
courtney was a wonderful host
courtney was a great host
great house a short walk from downtown
outstanding location in walking distance of the heart of historic lexington
great place with great location
couldn’t recommend this location enough
close enough to walk downtown and enjoy a great meal
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12. Lovely one-bedroom loft

An affordable and comfortable home in Lexington, within proximity to UK’s Kroger Field and Baptist Hospital, this Airbnb vacation rental is a loft-style apartment that has one bedroom that can accommodate up to two people. On the first floor, you’ll find an open-plan space that has a lovely sitting area, dining set-up, and a functional kitchen, where you can cook your meal. One of its unique features is its spiral staircase, which connects the lower and upper floor, and goes well with the 1900s era embellishments of the place like the glass doorknobs.

Cozy 1 BR/1BA Apt. Walk To UK and Arboretum! #3
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
213 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wife and i walked the trails of the arboretum after breakfast and it was a good time
everything was clean and well kept
the space was clean and comfortable
very clean and had everything i needed
however the apartment is absolutely beautiful and sparkling clean
it was clean and had everything i needed
the staff provided great and timely support and the check in instructions were extremely clear
the host’s were very easy to contact as well
very charming space to stay; hosts/owners were very responsive and accommodating
clear directions helpful tips and cozy space
checkin and out were easy and seamless and communication with owner quick and informative
location was amazing and very close to everything
location was great
nice location and cute place
very cute little airbnb in a great location
cute place and great location
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Home away from home

These beautiful places offer much more than a hotel; they offer you an experience, a memory that you can cherish. You get so much more than you paid for. Book a place and enjoy the famous Kentucky hospitality. Have a holiday you’ll never forget!

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