10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sanford, North Carolina - Updated 2023


As evidenced by the presence of a myriad of beautiful brick houses throughout the city, Sanford prides itself as one of the largest producers of brick and pottery products in the US. It’s a charming city tucked away in North Carolina’s Lee County, which welcomes its visitors with open arms. Those looking for outdoor adventure can visit San-Lee Park and indulge in fun activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping. Traveling families can enjoy picnics as kids play with water at Kiwanis Family Park. Other major attractions include Ole Gilliam Mill Park and Deep River Camelback Bridge. For a comfy place to rest after your adventure, check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sanford, North Carolina, listed below.

1. Magnificent home in nature (from USD 182)

Surrounded by lush azaleas and towering pines, check out this gorgeous hidden gem waiting to be unearthed. It boasts a quiet, peaceful location in the woods that makes it an ideal option for those looking to escape the bustle of daily life. Guests can view wildlife in their natural habitat while relaxing on the front screened-in porch.

The rental has a divine interior that’s filled with natural light and boasts a kitchen, flat-screen TV, plush sofas, Wi-Fi, and exposed beam ceilings.

Magnificant 3 bedroom Tudor Surrounded By Nature!
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
17 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful furnishings and very comfortable beds
very clean house everything we expected from the page and great host
we loved the location overall the house and peaceful atmosphere
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2. Waterfront retreat with outdoor seating (from USD 176)

Stay in this cozy waterfront rental for a chance to be close to sites such as Aloha Safari Zoo, Raven Rock State Park, and White Pines Nature Preserve. It’s perched on the scenic shores of Oldhams Lake and has multiple decks where you can enjoy some fresh air as you admire the lake. You’ll also find a grill on the premises in case you wish to indulge in cookouts. You can spend your evenings roasting marshmallows on the fire pit.

Lake & Golf Retreat w/ Dock & 2 Luxury Decks!
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house slept 8 comfortably with alot of extra room for activities
spacious clean and very comfortable
the house was really clean and felt super spacious
i cant say enough about this place it’s clean spacious hot water in the shower
wonderful location and a great setting on the lake
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3. Apartment in downtown Sanford (from USD 102)

If your wish is to stay in the downtown area during your trip to Sanford, then book this apartment and have your wish. The property is situated a few blocks from the Temple Theatre, eateries, and bars. Anytime you feel hungry, just head to the well-appointed kitchen and fix yourself something to eat. Guests can clean their dirty clothes thanks to the availability of laundry facilities.

The interior features beautiful art décor that is hung on the wall, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.

The Lutterloh
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is very comfortable modern and has all of the amenities of a personal apartment
very clean and well-appointed
super clean and very comfortable great communication
the bathroom was clean tub was great for baths
very clean and easy check in and out process
great value very clean and enjoyable stay
april is a great host
april and david were very responsive
wonderful stay and lovely hosts
april was friendly helpful and responsive to our questions
check in is a breeze as the hosts are super responsive
great location and great living space
great location right in the middle of downtown sanford
great location tall windows in a great industrial-feeling sort of building
very fun and beautiful location
wonderful retro-chic apartment walked to local restaurants at nearby main strip
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4. One-bedroom unit in a beautiful home (from USD 77)

Nestled in a lush and serene area, this is a cozy apartment in a building that dates back to 1910. The private entrance ushers you to your new home, where you’ll have access to an upper deck from where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets. After a long day, head to the bathroom and take a relaxing dip in the clawfoot tub. The living room has a TV that’s fitted with standard cable channels to ensure you stay entertained.

Study Hall Apartment B
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
202 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room and the parking in the driveway closing to the entrance were fantastic
emalee provides beautifully decorated comfortable one bedroom on a quiet street
the bedding is soooo comfortable
spacious very clean comfortable great communication
beautiful spacious and very clean
the place was very cozy and clean outstanding experience
the house is perfectly clean and well stocked
the apartment was charming clean and safe
they were excellent hosts
hosts are friendly and responsive
emalee was the perfect host
beautiful accommodations with very welcoming hosts
emalee was a great host and easy to contact making our trip much easier
great place close to down town
great location well maintained and comfortable accommodation
this was a beautiful space located a pleasant walk from downtown's shops and restaurants
great location and super service
amazing is the best way to describe this location
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5. Welcoming pet-friendly unit (from USD 100)

Traveling to Sanford with your furry companion? Rent out this delightful property and enjoy a fabulous escape. This is a lovely vacation rental that has a fully functional kitchen for those who love self-catering and a pet-friendly policy. After a long day wandering in the city, get in the bathroom and have a refreshing shower. After that, curl up on one of the sofas in the living room and wind up your day watching movies on the flat-screen TV.

Joshua’s Place
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
78 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had all the amenities to be comfortable and in a very quiet spot of town
very comfortable airbnb equipped with everything you might need kitchen especially well stocked
helen’s place was so clean and everything i expected
what a wonderful little home it smelled wonderful was very clean and comfortable and had great amenities
it’s quaint clean and my god there was free netflix
great place to stay exactly as listed clean comfortable homey would absolutely stay again
clean quiet well decorated in a convenient location
helen was a great host
helen was a great host and very communicative
helen was responsive and helpful
host did a great job communicating and keeping us informed
helen is a great host with excellent communication
nice little place close to everything
great location and close to restaurants gas and grocery stores
convenient location hostess communicated promptly easy keypad entry
great little location for visiting sanford
also super close to lots of stores and restaurants but still felt quite private
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6. Idyllic cottage in a quiet setting (from USD 125)

Looking for a change of scenery during your trip to Sanford? Kick back and relax in this idyllic cottage set in a serene area with towering trees. You will be within close proximity of attractions such as golf courses, shopping outlets, and excellent food joints. Here, you will be able to cook your own meals and wash your dirty clothes. Along with a dedicated workspace, the rental has Wi-Fi to ensure you have an easy time if you work remotely.

Cottage in the woods, inside the city limits.
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
169 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s spacious and comfortable with all the amenities most anyone would need
the cottage in the woods is very quiet and comfortable great value and location
clean and very comfortable casita
everything was clean and we had everything we needed
the house was very comfortable clean and had everything we needed
very clean cozy and comfortable would stay there again for sure
cute comfy cottage and we very much enjoyed our stay clean and cozy
david is a wonderful host
david is a great host
david was a great host & very communicative
david is always a great host and i have enjoyed my stays with him
david was a wonderful host and always right there if you have any questions
seemed like a good neighborhood and was close to everything we needed
good parking and quiet location
adorable cottage with close proximity to cary/raleigh area
adorable cottage close to sanford
good place to stay close to everything david is great
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7. Apartment in a historic neighborhood (from USD 108)

Visiting Sanford alone or with your significant other? Come to Dogwood Alley and make yourself at home. It’s a lovely apartment that’s located a few minutes’ walk from the shopping center, downtown eateries, and the local theater. You’ll have access to a private covered deck where you can enjoy your meals. Those with a car don’t have to worry about parking as the property offers space free of charge. There’s also wireless internet connectivity and laundry facilities.

Dogwood Alley
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
119 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a charming quaint space that was quiet cozy and clean
excellent stay very clean and quiet area
great clean place in a quiet neighborhood
we found it to be clean and comfortable
a really nice quaint stay very clean and very comfortable
all three were excellent locations very clean and cozy
the host was great and responsive
very nice hosts who responded quickly to me
the hosts went above and beyond to make sure i had everything i needed
wonderful stay with wonderful hosts
emalee is a wonderful host
great location & cute place
such a cute homey place
cute little place - close to downtown sanford
cute and spacious apartment in a quiet neighborhood very close to the downtown area
it was located in a lovely walkable neighborhood of vintage homes with close proximity to restaurants and shops
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8. Jason’s Place (from USD 95)

Spend your Sanford holiday unwinding and mingling with nature at Jason’s Place. This is an attractive brick house that offers reliable wireless internet connectivity and free on-site parking. It allows guests to stay with their fur babies and do their laundry. The rental boasts a spacious family room that features comfy sofas and a TV. The house comes with a stylish kitchen that has marble countertops and is equipped with high-quality appliances. There’s also central AC and a private backyard.

Jason’s Place
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
26 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 4 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family very much enjoyed our stay the whole space was very comfortable and we would definitely stay again
clean and very comfortable
again its very clean and peaceful
host was great and the home was great
i was worried that i would be held responsible but sharon was very kind about it
conveniently located and sharon is a super easy going host
glad its located in an area that is close to restaurants and stores that are walking distance
close to breakfast restaurants and in a good neighborhood
location was close to everywhere i needed to go easy check in and great communication
good spot in sanford close proximity to local eateries in a quiet neighborhood
clean and spacious close drive to downtown sanford
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9. Contemporary townhouse with a shared pool (from USD 40)

Take a refreshing dip in the shared pool found in this clean and quiet rental in Sanford, just half an hour’s drive from Research Triangle Park. The property comes equipped with Alexa, which will act as your unseen companion during your stay. Guests can watch movies on TV or browse the web using Wi-Fi during their free time.

The house is fitted with A/C and an indoor fireplace to help you maintain the right room temperature. You’ll also have access to a backyard and free street parking.

Clean, convenient & contemporary !
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very friendly clean and comfortable
debbie's townhouse is very clean and tidy and there is a nice private bath right off the bedroom
place is stylish and very clean and neat great value and great location
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10. Renovated century-old property

Travel back in time to the 1920s during your stay in this pleasant 100-year-old rental nestled in the National Historic area of Sanford. The property is situated near points of interest such as Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Pinehurst Golf Resort. It comes with a swing on the classic southern porch where patrons can unwind as they admire the surrounding nature. The rental also has a private laundry area and a kitchen.

Awesome property with attention to detail!
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
85 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfortable and the place was everything we needed
bright natural light high ceilings and spacious rooms offer a wonderful open feeling
bed was super comfortable
quiet with a nice kitchen
clean & comfortable
updated and super clean while keeping the historic older house feeling
the apartment was very clean and quite well maintained
clean comfortable bed and elaine makes it simple
clean modern and felt like home
the host is very responsive and quickly answers any questions
elaine was very responsive
elaine was very responsive to any questions we would stay here again
elaine was a great host and responded quickly when messaged
elaine was very responsive and left us a fresh baked loaf of sour dough bread upon our checkin
great location very nice flat
good location in historic part of town close to grocery and town center
it's located in a nice quiet neighborhood (with friendly and helpful neighbors)
its very quite and peaceful and near a lot of great food places
loved the stay at elaines place such a beautiful place and a great location
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An amazing holiday destination in North Carolina

If you’re now ready to explore Sanford and many of its hidden gems, it is important to have the right accommodation where you can relax after a long fun day. Choose one of the Airbnb vacation rentals above and enjoy an unforgettable getaway to Sanford.

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