11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In New Bern, NC - Updated 2023


The historic city of New Bern in North Carolina is located at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers. The small city is an ideal vacation destination for outdoor lovers, history buffs, and for those who want a mix of things to do during their holidays. You can visit Tyron Palace in the heart of New Bern and explore the historic buildings or take a stroll in the lush gardens. New Bern is also the birthplace of the globally liked beverage Pepsi. The original drugstore in which the drink was invented has now been converted into a museum filled with Pepsi artifacts. You can also enjoy a number of outdoor activities like golfing, fishing, camping, biking, and more while in New Bern. You will definitely need a place to relax and refresh after a busy day exploring New Bern. Check out our list of the best Airbnbs in New Bern, NC.

1. Bright cottage with rustic and elegant touches (from USD 112)

Rustic and elegance is the name of the game in this quaint cottage nestled right in the historic center of New Bern. The rental was originally built as a law office in the 1850s. It features a manicured exterior with a distinct powdery blue door.

The living room dons a hardwood floor and boastful antique-like furniture with the softness of a light-toned couch and single sofas. A full bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and free Wi-Fi are also provided to you. This home is best suited for two guests.

The Cottage on Hancock - entire historic cottage
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
143 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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adorable and comfortable historic cottage
in the kitchen the host graciously had bottled water tea coffee etc
comfortable well thought out and an easy stroll into town
spacious and charming and very clean
well stocked very clean and good use of space
the cottage is impeccably clean well stocked and very comfortable
jessica's place is excellent very clean comfortable bed great shower and very spacious and a quiet area
the cottage was very clean and very well kept
the hosts were very accommodating and made us feel welcome the moment we arrived
the hosts were great and were available if needed
lovely host family is right next door
she is friendly and helpful and her communications were immediate
jessica is a great host
perfect location to downtown
located in a gorgeous setting and within walking distance of downtown new bern
this cottage is located within easy walking distance to restaurants a trolley tourpick up location tryon palace
great location and only minutes in walking distance to downtown and all attractions shops and restaurants
easy walk to center of town
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2. Tiny house in the heart of historic district

Located in New Bern's Downtown Historic District, this rental is ideal to sleep two guests. The waterfront, Tyron Palace and a number of bars and restaurants are within walking distance from here. This rental includes a bedroom with a double bed, a private bathroom with a shower and a living room cum kitchenette. You also have access to a small outdoor area, perfect if you want to read a book or sip a cup of tea or coffee in the evening.

Tiny House in Downtown New Bern
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
664 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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the bed upstairs was comfortable and the fan kept it very cool
amazing amenities and a very comfortable loft bed 10/10
great tiny house with a loft and a bed under a beautiful skylight
beautiful little place with a comfy bed and perfect for a quiet getaway
this place was adorable well thought out and comfortable with all the details and more
clean neat and easy communication
place was very clean and quaint with several unique touches
the place was sparkling clean and smelled of bleach right when we walked in
the place was very clean
cozy setting sparkling clean relaxing get-away
the host was very responsive and accommodating
probably the most thoughtful host i have ever stayed with
awesome place great area and great host
perfect location and an amazing host
cute place in great location
the location was good
love how close everything is super cute
cute place walkable to everything
perfect location for our needs
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3. Adorable cottage with mod cons

Nestled in central New Bern, this two-bedroom cottage can comfortably sleep up to four people. One of the bedrooms has a cozy queen-size bed, while the other bedroom has a couple of single beds. Private entrance to the property means you have full privacy during your stay at this elegant property. Complimentary bottled water is given to guests during their stay. Free parking on premises is available for up to two cars.

Adorable 1953 renovated cottage in New Bern
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
178 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great place with plenty of room and great amenities
reita had coffee oatmeal snacks and a bottle of wine available for us the bed was extremely comfortable
this little place is very clean n has been updated very well
great house and nice and clean
it was super clean and we felt safe in the neighborhood
i found the house very clean with ample linen and amenities
this place is very nice clean it's like be home
the location was perfect
the neighborhood was quiet and felt safe
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4. Cozy cottage with private pool access

This second-floor rental is located on a building of a National Historic Site and it can sleep up to three people. You have private access to the pool in this property. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, with a comfortable futon mattress. Those traveling with a kid can also request for a cot in the room. You will find complimentary toiletries in the private bathroom of this rental. Breakfast is served for free to guests during their stay here.

The Rose Cottage
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
123 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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breakfast and coffee were delicious each morning
there were snacks waiting for us on arrival and breakfast was huge and homemade
the place is comfortable modern and immaculate and you’ll want for nothing
the pool is is lovely and the cottage itself was cozy and comfortable
wonderful stay with an extra good breakfast
the cottage was clean and comfortable
very clean the bed is very comfortable and very convenient to downtown
jeff’s place is over the top clean
the place is squeaky clean functional and comfortable
very clean like the private entrance and light breakfast each morning
quiet place nice hosts
jeff and caitlin are great hosts
caitlin and jeff are warm and friendly hosts and know how to make guests feel extra special
great location private and secure with a nicer than expected breakfast
comfortable cozy and quiet location
it's an apartment over a garage in a quiet safe older neighborhood
jeff's place great cozy garage apartment with a secure entrance
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5. Coastal bungalow with a backyard

This newly-renovated riverside retreat from the mid-20th-century combines the charm of the old-world with the comforts of the modern era. Located in the historic Riverside District, this property has two bedrooms and offers space for four people. This lovely coastal bungalow also has a clean bathroom, a spacious living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a backyard with a fire pit. A dryer, a washing machine and an iron are also available at the property.

Riverside Retreat - 1940's Coastal Bungalow
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
109 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
so many thoughtful details such as phone charger scones tea coffee etc
furniture was comfy and the kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with essentials
amazingly welcoming comfortable and well appointed with every possible extra touch
you won’t have any regrets staying at this comfortable cottage
tamara’s place is beautiful and so very comfortable it was decorated for christmas which made it extra cozy
very clean and relaxing
it was clean and bright and comfy
riverside retreat is a clean and comfortable place to stay
the rental was very clean and very well decorated
it is comfortable and immaculately clean
tamara was an awesome host
great house and nice host
tamara was very friendly and accommodating
cozy and comfortable all combined with a great host
tamara was very helpful and great at communicating during our entire stay
great location very quiet neighborhood
it's in a very nice location
wonderful historic gem in a great location
location was great we would stay here again if we visited in the future
we were able to get around town easily from this location
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6. Waterfront apartment with private decks

This guest suite is packed with amenities ensuring you have a comfortable and pleasant stay in New Bern. You will find a large king-size bed in the bedroom. The availability of room darkening shades mean that you can adjust the amount of natural light coming indoor. Head to one of the two private decks with a seating arrangement and soak in the scenic waterfront view without stepping out. If you are fond of fishing, make sure to bring along a fishing rod.

Waterfront - New Bern. Private King Suite with den
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
97 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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nice place awesome bed great view good coffee and friendly people what else can someone wants more
i especially enjoyed sleeping in the king size bed it was very comfy
a clean quiet comfortable and relaxing environment
the place was homely and spotlessly clean and the bed was really comfortable
bill and thea were great hosts
we had a wonderful stay bill and thea were gracious hosts and really made us feel at home
they offered helpful suggestions and we're so friendly
again the place is lovely and while we didn't interact much i'm sure the hosts are also lovely
bill & thea were very responsive to anything we asked
new bern is extremely close and offers fantastic restaurants with outdoor seating
nice quiet neighborhood a perfect place to relax
a wonderful place to stay
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7. Private property with ample sunshine

Located in a safe neighborhood of New Bern, this property can sleep two individuals. This charming rental includes a bedroom, a private bathroom and an open-plan living room cum kitchen. If you don’t want to eat out, you can prepare meals in the kitchen with ease, as it is equipped with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven, dishes and silverware. Iron, Wi-Fi and hairdryer are also available here.

Sunshine All The Time Detached Private Guest House
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
121 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and chairs
it is indeed a bright comfortable space that was the right size for my wife and me
the apartment is small but quite enjoyable
the property was very comfortable with a well stocked kitchen and bathroom
sparkling clean and well stocked accommodations
the room was clean bright and comfortable
the cozy apartment was exactly as described very clean and comfortable
especially thankful for the sparkling cleanliness and little extras that they offer
the apartment was clean quiet and right near new bern
very friendly and gracious hosts
ed was a great host and we can’t wait to return
pat and ed are wonderful hosts and we would definitely stay with them again
they are kind generous hosts and recommend staying with them if you are traveling for work or vacationing
a lovely place to stay with a sweet host
it is great location
location is close to everything you need and neighborhood is safe and quiet
great place lovely location just a short distance from downtown and a reasonable drive from the nearby national forest
the neighborhood is beautiful and close to downtown new bern
a sweet apartment in a great location
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8. Family-friendly apartment with rooftop patio garden

This apartment in New Bern, NC, is spacious enough to comfortably sleep up to five people. This rental comprises of two bedrooms, each with a comfortable queen-size bed, a bathroom, a living room and a well-equipped kitchen. The rooftop patio garden in this property is ideal to spend time with friends and family while admiring the night sky. A number of art galleries, the river walk, breweries, city landmarks, and more can be easily reached from here.

Historic Downtown Apartment
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
182 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 very comfortable and the amenities were very thoughtful
this apartment is clean and spacious
everything was clean
the apartment was very clean
wow oh and let me mention clean - again
inside the rooms were spacious clean and comfortably furnished
we appreciated the comfortable beds quick response to questions and friendly host
kris was a great host
spectacular hosts top off a wonderful experience thank you
and they were super responsive
rest assured this host has taken every measure and every step regarding safety and cleanliness
fantastic location right in the heart of new bern
the location is right in the heart of downtown new bern and close to its wonderful restaurants
great location to walk around town for all of the restaurants and shopping
it is walking distance to the best restaurants and sights
it’s a great location close to everything in town
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9. Little home away from home (from USD 72)

This rental is located in a quiet neighborhood and it is suitable for two people. It has a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a clean bathroom, a living room and a kitchen where you can prepare meals easily. Complimentary breakfast is served to guests during their stay. Free parking is available to those traveling by car. The host of this property also allows long-term stay. Wi-Fi, dryer, washing machine, iron, hairdryer and BBQ grill are some other amenities available at this property.

brewery99 brewers suite
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
76 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
wifi was great
would prefer some more comfortable living space furniture but the bed was extremely comfortable
the space worked for us just wish the living room furniture was bit more comfortable
and the art in the apartment is an outstanding touch
friendly host crema is a great place for coffee and a snack apt
everything was very clean
clean apt with great space
the space was clean and cozy and my dog felt right at home
the apartment was very clean and newly renovated inside
clean and essentials are supplied
host was attentive and courteous
owner is the nicest
pete was a great host and super nice when i met him at his brewery
peter was very attentive and responsive throughout our time in new bern
was a very comfortable stay in new bern and the host was very attentive
great quiet location close to downtown
great location walking distance to historical downtown new bern
great value and convenient location
the apt and location is great
i was a stylish cute little place
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10. Beach-themed bungalow close to downtown

New Bern may not be located right by the Atlantic, but this beach-themed home is the closest thing to the sea you can experience in the city. With two quirky bedrooms, a party of four can comfortably stay here. The home has a spacious living room filled with colorful knick-knacks that will liven up your time.

A full kitchen with modern appliances is available as well. For a fun get-together with the family, lounge on the Adirondack chairs in the backyard and make those delicious s’mores on the fire pit.

Fun New Bern Bungalow close to Downtown
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
44 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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we had coffee on the cozy porch every morning and my dog appreciated the fenced in back yard
rebecca was a wonderful host and replied quickly when we had questions
rebecca is an incredible host who was always helpful and quick to respond to any questions
this place is cozy and friendly and adorable
rebecca was very responsive when i needed some help
rebecca is super responsive and considerate
great space and amazing location
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11. Cozy home with a big yard

This Airbnb vacation home is surrounded by a wooded landscape and has two bedrooms that can accommodate three people. The living room has a comfy couch and a flat-screen TV with Roku, Netflix and Disney+, making it perfect for guests who want to spend more time indoors. The fenced backyard has a seating arrangement, where you can enjoy a meal cooked in the fully equipped kitchen.

Entire Home-2 bedroom 1 bath - full kitchen.
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
51 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and having a washing machine and dryer was a plus
clean helpful with landmarks
house was clean and well-maintained
the house was as described very clean and in a safe part of town
the accommodations were just as described and clean
close to everything clean cozy beachy vibe
mike was a great host
kind interested and responsible host
mike was a great host he was very attentive and communicated with me throughout my trip
he was a very good host
he was a great energetic and knowledgeable host
this location is great so close to downtown safe neighborhood
it is a cute cozy place
good location and a great value
awesome location secluded but still very close to downtown new bern
nice location and quiet neighborhood
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Enjoy your stay in New Bern

New Bern has activities for travelers of all age groups. Shop till you drop at the excellent shops here, feast on local food, or discover the historic downtown. After a long day exploring the city, you’ll want to get a good night’s sleep and rest to gear up for the next day, so check out our above list of the best New Bern, NC, vacation rentals from Airbnb.

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