From a modest town known for being the biggest producer of flour in the country, Rochester has developed into a flourishing city popular for its festivals, performances, and vast parklands. It is located near a myriad of natural tourist attractions, including Lake Ontario and the Genesee River. Whether you are touring independently or with a special someone, friends, or the whole family, this city is a great destination as it offers a range of places and activities. You can drop by and explore the numerous museums, such as The Strong Museum and George Eastman Museum, or Seneca Park Zoo. To start off your itinerary, scroll down for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Rochester, New York.
1. New York-style apartment near Park Avenue (from USD 107)
What used to be an old warehouse has been converted into a one-bedroom, New York-style apartment. It features hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, a tall ceiling, a tankless hot water heater, and a large walk-in shower. The living room comes with a flat-screen HDTV with broadcast channels and wifi. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, two dressers, a dressing mirror, and a huge closet. The kitchen has a stove, oven, coffee maker, and refrigerator.
The home is only a short walk away from the Park Avenue area and its various shops, restaurants, and attractions.
🌆⁶Modern Loft Style on Monroe by Downtown Park/EaRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it's nicely decorated the wifi is good and so is the tvwell stocked kitchen and bath as well as extra bedding if neededpull out sofa bed was a great concept for movie nights with your family or loved ones
Cleanliness:it's spotlessly clean and well maintainedthe place was super cleansuper clean and spacious can’t wait to come backbeautiful home sparkling clean with great locationclean and comfortable in a convenient location
Host:the host was very responsive and provided help when neededthe hosts were friendly and responsiveadalquis was a great hostvery responsive and respectful hosthe is incredibly responsive and an attentive hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is a bonusclose to many great restaurants and attractionsit is located close to downtown and within close proximity to most of the attractions in rochesterthe neighborhood is very cool and vibrant with tons of restaurants within walking distancethis unit is in a great location well equipped comfortable bed and quiet
2. Studio rental perfect for students and working professionals (from USD 73)
Featuring stainless steel appliances and luxury vinyl plank flooring, this one-bedroom studio offers a spacious, clean, and comfortable place to stay. The kitchen has cooking utensils, a drip coffee maker, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a stove. The owner also supplies the pantry with coffee, olive oil, salt, and pepper for your convenience. There is a high-top table where you can eat your meals or do some work, perfect for students and working professionals. There is a coin-operated laundry facility in the basement as well.
Nestled between South Marketview Heights and Neighborhood of the Arts, the studio is only a walking distance away from Main Street Armory, Rochester Public Market, and many other restaurants and attractions.
Newly Renovated Studio - South Marketview Heights!Rochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:a quaint and lovely studio perfectly comfortable for a few nights staybut the building and apartment also seemed to have an intrinsic layer of security
Cleanliness:very clean and modernapartment was very clean fresh minimalist and neatthis was a super clean studiovery quiet personal parking for my car very clean and comfortableit is cozy and very clean
Host:the host was super amazing and super friendlythe owner was wonderful nice and responsivethis was so helpful and we really appreciated her hospitalitydesiree was a welcoming and accessible hostthe hosts are helpful and communicative and most importantly they leave you aloneRead more reviews
Location:the location was great close to all the local restaurants and attractionsbeautiful stay walking distance from down town food & entertainmentgreat location in rochester - close to the public market and plenty of good restaurants and barsthis is a wonderful place which is in walking distance to local restaurants and museumsgreat taste in interior design and love the location
3. Comfy loft in the heart of East End (from USD 117)
Located in the heart of East End, this one-bedroom loft offers convenience and easy access to the city’s best restaurants, shops, and entertainment centers. Equipped for both a short and long stay, the loft is furnished with an HDTV, a king-sized bed, a workout room, and a dedicated workspace. The kitchen features a refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker, and dishwasher for convenience. There is 24-hour customer service and cleaning available.
The loft is only a short walk from several shops, restaurants, and attractions like Murphy’s Irish Pub and Axes and Ale’s.
Beautiful Luxury Loft in the Heart of Roc City • King Bed and Work Desk Near Park AveRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:modern comfortable furnishings and free parking inside premises was very convenient
Cleanliness:airbnb was clean and true to pictures
Host:abraham was very responsive and made sure you felt at homeeasy check in/out process and communicative host:) abraham was super responsive during our stayRead more reviews
Location:central to downtown and many great restaurantsthis place was great location location locationgreat location and studio is as describedthis location has everything you could ever want it’s perfectin the heart of rochester you can’t pick a better location
4. One-bedroom apartment with an old aesthetic (from USD 85)
This one-bedroom apartment describes itself as having a lot of charm and maintains an old aesthetic as demonstrated by its wood floors, spiral staircase, and other furnishings. The kitchen has a refrigerator, a microwave, an oven, a stove, and a dishwasher. There is also a TV with standard cable and a dedicated workspace. For those bringing their families, you’d be happy to know that the property has a Pack ‘N Play, children’s books, and toys.
Located along the Genesee River, the home is close to downtown and the South Wedge.
Historic Home by UofR,Apt 1 is Charming & PrivateRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:our apartment was stunning as was the propertya beautifully restored home true to its origins yet completely comfortable with wonderful details to create comfortthe back apartment (where i stay) is very private comfortable and convenientthe bed was comfortable and the neighborhood quiet and safewill definitely book again when we need some extra rooms
Cleanliness:the place was super clean and was very beautifultheir place was very clean and cozyplace was very cleanthe apartment was clean and tidythe apartment is nice and clean
Host:great apartment with responsive hostsgreat space and responsive hoststhe hosts provided excellent communicationthe hosts were very responsive for our safety request for night lightsthe place was amazing so was the hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was excellentgreat location and cozy spacegreat location and beautiful homegood location for evening out and for walkingbeautiful apartment in a great location
5. Cozy studio in Rochester's cultural center (from USD 85)
Located in the cultural center of Rochester, this cozy studio apartment offers easy access to many attractions as it’s only minutes away from several coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.
Able to accommodate up to two people, this studio comes with a king-sized bed, a TV with standard cable, and wifi connection. There is also a kitchen that comes with a stove, an oven, a freezer, and a refrigerator. To top all of this off, the apartment allows guests to bring their pets at an additional cost.
Cozy Vibrant Studio - Perfect for long term staysRochester, New York, United States
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Cleanliness:everything was cleanplace was clean and cozy exactly as advertisedthe apartment was clean and very comfortablei don’t think his cleaning crew do the cleaning he would like them to dogreat value clean comfortable
Host:the owner is very responsive to any questions or concerns during your time in rochesterpet friendly and affordablestephen is an attentive host who will be certain you have what you needsteve made my stay that much more enjoyable he was a great host and communicated wellstephen was very responsive and quick to answer any of my questionsRead more reviews
Location:great location and cozy staygreat easy check in and convenient locationgood location close to downtown in a nice neighborhood within walking distance to places to eat and local attractionsgreta value and location highly recommendgreat location excellent alternative to a hotel
6. Lovely brick house with fast fiber optic internet (from USD 130)
This accommodation can be your home away from home. Besides the neat and charming interior, the interesting collection of books, artworks, and even pottery can be a great delight for your eyes. If you plan to do some office work while on vacation, worry not because this house is equipped with fast fiber optic internet. Its artfully decorated rooms can take in up to six guests. Moreover, it is situated in a peaceful and friendly neighborhood in Swillburg, close to various restaurants, bars, and shops.
Eclectic 2-Bdr House in Swillburg/South WedgeRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the furniture and artwork come together nicely and the bed upstairs is super comfortablethere's even a small backyard with table and chairs for enjoying the sunthe beds were super comfy and everything felt really cozythe beds were comfortable with attractive linens and numerous pillowsgreat stay beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortable placeit was very clean and cutely decoratedvery nice everything was very clean and comfyit’s also very very cleanher house was very clean warm and beautifully decorated
Host:anna was a great hostshe was super responsive with any questions etcanna was very responsive and knowledgeable of the areaour host anna was very responsive and accommodatinghost was very easy to contactRead more reviews
Location:location is walkable to a bunch of cool spots and right across from a cute little parkcomfortable and great location would definitely recommendit is in a nice location not far from downtownwe enjoyed the location on a quiet street with a cute little park out frontthe location is perfect with many shops in walking distance
7. Spacious home with free private parking (from USD 153)
Are you visiting Rochester with the whole family or perhaps a large group of friends? Search no further because you can stay at this three-story home equipped with various amenities that can take in up to fourteen guests. Besides that, you don’t have to worry about parking because they have free private parking for five or more cars. It is ideally situated just blocks away from the hospital, university, and many shopping and dining options. Note that there should be no parties or gatherings inside the property.
✨Spacious✨ Steps to Strong/UofR by Airpt/Dwtn /RITRochester, United States
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Amenities & Room:beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and nelissa has terrific communicationvery clean and set up goodall areas were clean and newsuper clean and comfortable for a family of foureasy check in and clean
Host:the owner was very helpful with any issues we had and very quick responsesnelissa was an outstanding host and very responsivenelissa is a lovely host who is incredibly responsive and wants to make sure that her guests are comfortablenelissa was very responsive and everything went smoothly during our staynelissa was very responsive to questionsRead more reviews
Location:location is great close to restaurantsin an outstanding locationlocation was great and quiet neighborhoodgreat location very spacious and comfortable layoutthe location is on a gorgeous street close to a few bars and restaurants
8. Comfortable apartment with covered front porch (from USD 120)
This tastefully decorated home with open flooring, high ceiling, and large windows can be your comfortable haven when you visit Rochester. Its cozy rooms are enough to house four guests. When the weather is favorable, you can lounge or read a book on the accommodation’s covered front porch. Within walking distance are several museums, restaurants, theaters, breweries, and bars. It is important to note that since the property is shared, pets, smoking, parties, events, or loud gatherings are not allowed here.
Downtown Rochester Retreat - King Bed, ParkingRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the king bed was so comfortable and the couch was great to lounge onhome was nicely decorated and had a comfortable couch w/ a smart tvthe bed was also amazingly comfortablethe bed and linens were incredibly comfortablea beautiful home tastefully decorated comfortable (and (website hidden by airbnb) was 8 degrees outside )
Cleanliness:house was clean and salma had great communicationplace was very clean and comfortableit is clean safe and quietbeautiful and stylish space very clean and comfortableapartment was super clean spacious and thoughtfully decorated
Host:salma is a super hostshe is definitely a great hostalways great service and helpful thank salmasalma was a very responsive and communicative hostsalma was responsive and flexible with my changing plansRead more reviews
Location:fantastic place close to downtownperfect location close to everythinglocation was great and close to everythinggreat location in the notathe location is in a beautiful neighborhood and is close to everything
9. Attractive studio with balcony (from USD 74)
This lovely studio situated in a historic neighborhood in downtown Rochester is great for couples or those traveling alone as it can take in up to two guests. You can drop by and appreciate the scenic views in the Genesee River or eat out at various restaurants around the area. With its ideal location, you can also conveniently go to the biggest summer festival in Rochester, which is the Corn Hill Arts Festival that happens on the 13th and 14th of July. Note that there are other unit rentals in the building, so you will have to share the laundry in the common hallway.
Awesome Studio w/Balcony Parking Perfect LocationRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great kitchen amenities loved the balconygreat kitchen amenities and the balcony was a great place to eat dinner and drink coffeethe apartment has a lot of amenities and well preparedamenities were great and the bed was so comfortableanya's air bnb was extremely comfortable stylish and clean
Cleanliness:very clean and unique placeit was a clean and calm environmentstylish and very clean i recommendsuper clean and cute spaceclean quiet and very good value
Host:host was a great communicatorthe owners are attentive and fast responsiveanya was a great hostthe host was very understanding and nicelook no further this place and the host was perfectRead more reviews
Location:the location was perfect and close to everythinggreat location and wonderful neighborhoodgreat location and comfy apartmentanyas place was perfectly locatedvery cozy cute place
10. Charming townhouse with central heating and air conditioning (from USD 91)
If you are visiting Rochester, you can consider staying in this fully remodeled and cozy home that can house six guests. It has a well-stocked kitchen, adequate bathroom facilities, and a cozy living room and bedrooms for your comfort and relaxation. Besides that, there are several restaurants, coffee shops, tea bars, and dessert places within walking distance. Note that bringing pets and smoking are not allowed.
Fully Remodeled, Charming Victorian HomeRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:they left an easy-to-follow guide of things to do/wifi which was usefulthe bed is super comfortable and there is plenty of closet spacelots of space and a well stocked kitchen make for a comfortable staythe bed was extremely comfortable with foam type bedding and pillowsthe beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:the apartment was clean and invitingthis place is exactly as listed clean and cozythe house is cleanthis is a clean large space in a quiet neighborhoodit is well equipped clean and comfortable
Host:alyssa was great host very welcoming great hospitalityalyssa is a very gracious hostthe hosts were very friendly and thoughtfulgreat stay with great hostsalyssa is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is also greatgreat location large living roomgreat spacious location in a nice neighbourhoodlocation was awesome and close to genesee river parkway restaurants and downtowngreat place in a nice location
11. Kiwi Cottage (from USD 151)
This fully renovated cottage is built to provide a cozy and convenient stay for up to six guests. With an aesthetic color scheme, unique art and floor rugs, and clean surroundings Kiwi Cottage can be a great option for you. If you are touring with your family, you can enjoy a staycation because the house is furnished with various board and card games, books for adults and children, as well as a smart television complete with popular sites for streaming. You can admire the foliage, birds, and other wildlife such as fox, groundhogs, and deer in the backyard.
★Kiwi Cottage★Clean, comfortable, central★Rochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:especially nice was the well-appointed kitchen with basics like ground coffee olive oil etcwe appreciated the open space downstairs the extra blankets and the easy to use tvit appears to be recently and tastefully renovated with comfortable furnishingsthe two bathrooms were great and the beds were comfyexcellent value spacious bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen
Cleanliness:very clean and stylish placenice clean comfortable accommodation in rochesterfantastic place very clean and comfortableeverything was clean and as pictured on the listingthe house is very clean and the beds were comfortable
Host:kay was a wonderful hosthost was top notch quick to help with any questions we hadthank you for being such a wonderful host kaygreat host and comfortable accommodationskay is a wonderful and attentive hostRead more reviews
Location:good location for our tripbeautiful location and location is extremely easy to commute fromthis is a very cute house in rochester close to a lot of restaurantslocation was real close to i390 so an easy drive to anywhere in and around rochestergood walking along the river very close by
12. Quaint guest suite with a dedicated workspace
This cozy studio located upstairs in the host’s home is situated in a quiet neighborhood near Highland Park. Even if the accommodation is an extension to the owner’s house, it has a side entry staircase that goes directly to the guest suite. With its fully stocked kitchen and cozy living room furnished with an electric fireplace and entertainment amenities, you can have a convenient stay. Nearby attractions you can explore are Highland Park and The Strong National Museum of Play in downtown Rochester.
Rochester Studio in Highland ParkRochester, New York, United States
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Amenities & Room:the furniture was comfortablethe bed and couch were so comfortablethe fireplace/heater and heater in the bathroom were really nice toucheswe enjoyed the hbo hookup on the tv and the little fireplace heater in the consolepros: it was a really nice apartment with a good amount of space
Cleanliness:very clean and stylishvery clean and cozymodern clean and centric placethe place was very clean and nicethe place was clean and well-appointed
Host:the hosts were very responsive and kindthe hosts were very responsive to our needshosts are nice and they respond quickcheck in is easy host is friendlyfriendly and helpful hosts no complaints whatsoeverRead more reviews
Location:very close to the beautiful highland parkgreat location and comfortable bedthe location is great toothe location to everything we wanted to go see was good driving distancethe location was ideal for our visit with our kids
13. Stylish apartment with patio
If you are scouring for a cozy, stylish, and clean rental in Rochester, you can try visiting this apartment. It has rooms that can house four guests, and it comes with a private entrance and a patio, as well. If you want to explore nearby attractions, just across the street, you can find a private beach where you can sunbathe, swim, or watch the sunset. Besides that, you can discover a large lake and a nice lakefront park within a block away.
PineappleROC Beach Bungalow at Lake OntarioRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the bed and bedding are extremely comfortableamazing amenities everything is really clean comfortable bed very good taste in decoration quiet and easy check-in
Cleanliness:very clean and organized airbnbthe place is clean and cozycozy stylish and immaculately clean rentaljoseph’s place is nice and cozy it is very clean it also smells cleanparking is easy and the space was very clean and modern
Host:joseph was very responsive and a great hostjoseph was highly responsive and was a great host we’d definitely recommendi was able to have a relaxing weekend with great tips by the hostit's quiet private and the check-in process is easy with a very attentive fast-communicating hostjoseph was kind enough to waive the pet fee for keeping us waitingRead more reviews
Location:cute little place to stay near the lakegreat location very private and quiet walking distance to local restaurants etcsuper nice restaurant within walking distanceit is located in a very quiet and safe location as wellgreat space in a lovely location
14. Stylish three-room suite with clawfoot tub
This beautiful three-room suite is inside an 1850’s Victorian mansion. Its well-equipped room is enough to take in up to two guests. A highlight of this accommodation is its expansive bathroom furnished with a shower and a clawfoot tub. Essentials such as towels and soap are also provided. If you want to scour the area, you can explore the river trails or visit nearby shops, restaurants, and cafes.
3 Room Suite in Victorian MansionRochester, New York, United States
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Amenities & Room:the bed and couch are super cozy and the bathroom is hugethey have made a great space that was quite comfortable and homeythis was a great place to stay nice big space comfortable bed and coffee for the morninghuge pretty bathroom with tub and showercomfy bed i slept well and the clawfoot tub is a nice feature i used it
Cleanliness:really clean and spaciouseverything was very clean and organizedlots of charm very quiet and super clean definitely recommendspacious & very cleanvery clean and in a nice private neighborhood
Host:i would recommend this to anyone staying in the area and the hosts were helpful and communicativethey are highly responsive when it comes to solving any small problems or answering questionsnice tv easy check-in and great hostthey're great attentive hosts if you need them and you should find yourself having a perfectly comfortable stayit's clean and the hosts and on site manager are really on top of any issues that ariseRead more reviews
Location:good location and neat housethe location was perfect for accessing downtownwhat a great place and great locationgreat location close to a lot of great places in rochesterthe character and layout of the property was everything to me location is ideal for various travelers
15. Beautiful Victorian cottage with indoor fireplace
This renovated Victorian cottage is furnished with a deck, a fully equipped kitchen, and other helpful amenities. Plus, it is spacious enough to take up to five guests. Within walking distance are many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Its private backyard has a gas grill in case you want to enjoy some outdoor cookout. It is very worthwhile to stay here, especially if you want to explore Park Avenue, Rochester Public Market, and Cobb Hill, because the accommodation has an ideal location.
Cozy 2br Cottage Near Park AvenueRochester, New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beds were super comfylarge dining table comfortable couch and huge tvbackyard with patio furniture comfortable beds and couches and a fully stocked kitchen for cooking and bakingthe place had a good amount of room for the amount of people you could have therethis is a sweet little house with off-street parking a nice kitchen and bath and lovely back deck
Cleanliness:clean and well appointedthe house was clean cozy and nicely decoratedgreat place to stay it is clean and quainta great place to stay clean and convenientvery clean nicely decorated (personalized but not to much
Host:the host was very responsive polite and flexiblegus is a very nice hostgus was a great hostamazing host and wonderful househe is a great and understanding host who responds to all your requests and messagesRead more reviews
Location:good central locationthe location is an easy walking distance from many great neighborhoodsawesome location on a quiet street and a two minute walk to restaurants and storesawesome location just a few steps from starbucks dogtown hans noodle house sushisuch a cute and cozy place
Uncover what Rochester has to offer
Besides being prominently known for its rich and extensive music culture, you may be surprised by the numerous points of interest that are yet to be discovered in this city. With the attractions to visit and activities to try, your options are diverse, so you can find a thing or two to enjoy. Make sure to check out what Rochester has to offer when you visit.
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