Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Urbana, Illinois - Updated 2022


Urbana is ideally located in the prairie region of Champaign county in Central Illinois. Home to the prestigious University of Illinois, Urbana has a thriving art and entertainment scene. From the prairie tallgrass of Meadowbrook Park to the Hickman Tree Walk, there is no dearth of open spaces here. The city shares historic ties with European settlers as well as Lincoln’s court days and it now houses a diverse collection of museums. Krannert Centre for the Performing Arts, Spurlock Museum, Urbana Free Library and Station Theater are some popular landmarks. While holidaying, visiting the varsity, or on business, rentals are a convenient option given their cost-effectiveness, comforts, and privacy. In this micro-urban community with farmer’s markets and eco-sensible transit systems, rentals make for a refreshing experience. Take your pick from these top Airbnb rentals in Urbana, Illinois, for your next visit.

1. Sunlit private loft (from USD 63)

This spacious loft is located on a tree-lined street within walking distance of the varsity campus and the downtown area. You could also rent bikes for quicker transit. The loft sits among trees and is on the second floor. Private wooden stairs lead to the apartment. Two queen-sized futon beds offer a good night’s rest under the skylights. This loft comes with a full bathroom, WiFi-enabled work space, and a small kitchenette. There are also numerous eateries nearby to satiate your appetite. This property welcomes pets and offers pet-sitting, and a fenced yard. The yoga class on offer is a good way to tune your body and mind for a refreshing start to the day!

Private Studio Loft for People, Pets, and Yoga
Urbana, Illinois, United States
282 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would definitely stay here again the space was super comfortable and very peaceful
charming space comfortable beds and thoughtful touches made this a great place to stay
the beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space otherwise
the space is also really cozy would highly recommend
it was clean and price worthy
wonderful clean quiet and peaceful space
nice clean place and great neighborhood
very nice clean airy space
the place is clean and bright
the host was very responsive
the host's hospitality was great
the host is quite responsive
they were responsive and thoughtful hosts
the hosts were friendly and helpful
the location was great
great location easy walk to campus/ downtown
great location and very cozy
easy walk to campus and located in a charming neighborhood
great location and great value
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2. Modern condo near the highway (from USD 94)

This recently renovated condo comes with two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a back porch. You can get access to a second bedroom at an additional cost. The e-lock makes for hassle-free check-in and check-out. Plush, king-size bed with fluffy pillows, HD TV and complimentary streaming invite you to relax. Start your day with freshly ground coffee or cook a delicious meal and enjoy it in the cozy dining area. This quiet condo’s vicinity to the highway provides easy access to the farmer’s market, groceries, and eateries. The condo can accommodate up to six people.

Comfortable Condo for Family & Business Travelers
Urbana, Illinois, United States
155 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds it’s like a hilton hotel room but with a kitchen and living room
comfortable beds made our stay equally pleasant
beds were comfortable and the updated kitchen was great
a clean and pleasant stay
place was very clean and comfortable
very clean spacious convenient and quiet
scott's place was great it was very clean and comfortable
easy keypad for check in everything was clean and well maintained
host was kind and quick with responses
host was cool and accommodating
scott was a great host with a great home me & my family really enjoyed
owner is good to work with
scott was a great host who accommodated our earlier arrival time and was great at communicating throughout
location was amazing with easy access to everything
great place close to i74
the condo was in a good location for going to the university of illinois football game
scott's place is in a great location for visiting carle hospital
great place to stay with king size beds and great location
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3. Spacious apartment close to the University (from USD 95)

A sprawling apartment with four bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and a large common area, this is perfect for large families and groups. Offering access to shared facilities such as a heated indoor pool, a gym, a sauna, and a game room, it’s an easy choice for long stays. Each bedroom houses a double bed and with two couches in the common area, the unit can comfortably accommodate groups of eight. Chill in the game room or whip up a meal in the kitchen. In gloomy weather, enjoy a brisk stroll within the covered premises of the apartment complex. For pleasant days, there’s also a nice city park nearby.

The Atrium Apartment
111 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was amazing though it was really well heated for an indoor pool
i only wish it came with more toilet paper and extra trash bags for the kitchen
the liquid handsoaps in the bathrooms were a nice touch though
heated pool hot tub exercise room and game room were really great to have right outside the door
i liked to be there it has an amazing pool game room gym jacuzzi etc
it’s clean and safe
it is a nice and clean space
the apartment is clean and spacious and contained most things i needed
the location was great for us but the apartment wasn’t as clean as we would have expected
beds are comfortable and the apartment is clean
he was a great host and accommodating
great place all facilities and a very humble host mr ryan
ryan is a good host
ryan was very responsive host - all my questions were answered within a couple of hours
our host ryan was fantastic in his communication
the location is perfect if you want to be close to u of i
there was a cool city park within walking distance too
good location for visiting uiuc
our group appreciated the building and the location
nothing fancy but a good location at a great price
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4. Charming historic home with fenced yard (from USD 124)

Located just blocks from the revitalized downtown area, this mid-century two-bedroom house sits in a historic neighborhood. The yellow, rustic décor adds charms while comfortable furniture invites you to relax. The huge screened-in porch is particularly magical on rainy days. The private yard offers plenty of space for you to enjoy a stroll and a drink. Its well-lit and well-equipped kitchen beckons you to cook delicious meals. This property’s proximity to the farmer’s market is a perk. The bathroom is neatly stocked with essentials and comes with a shower-bath combo.

Charming Historic Urbana Home. Private Yard. By UI
Urbana, Illinois, United States
55 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was exactly as described - comfortable beds and furniture - fully equipt kitchen and bathroom
comfortable with nice communal space for friends and family to gather
master bedroom has a tv which is nice and living had tv with roku
the interior is lovely fridge well-stocked comfortable beds snacks and games
katrina’s house is lovely completely exceeding our expectations so comfortable great amenities in a great neighborhood
very clean and easy to find
the place was clean and comfortable
the house was super clean and beds were exceptionally comfortable
comfy beds and clean bathroom in a lovely neighborhood
the house was exactly what we were hoping for: it was charming quiet and clean
katrina is a fantastic host and a genuinely good person
katrina could not be a more accommodating and gracious host
katrina was an attentive hostess and made sure that everything ran smoothly every step of the way
katrina was very helpful with her local tips and suggestions
great open floorplan makes it the kind of house you want to live in
the location is great
cute little house in a nice neighborhood of modest houses within walking distance (half mile to downtown urbana
great location plenty of room
the neighborhood is nice and quiet
we had a great time enjoying mom's weekend at the university while staying at katrina's place
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5. Large modern house near Meadowbrook Park (from USD 314)

This recently renovated four-bedroom house is located near Meadowbrook Park, a short drive from the campus and downtown area. A well-appointed house styled minimally with touches of modern mid-century architecture. The living room with a fireplace is ideal for having people over while the family room with a TV is perfect for intimate family time. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated in soft tones and sports a plush bed. The modern, sleek kitchen, which flows into the dining space, makes for delightful cooking and dining. The backyard, with a small patio, provides enough space to play catch or enjoy a barbecue. All these make this a perfect oasis for a family or group of up to seven people.

Elegant, Modern and Remodeled 4BR Home in Urbana
104 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved the outside patio with the table and grill
the beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms were well appointed
the kitchen is fully stocked with everything our group of six needed for a holiday weekend
the mid-century decor is amazing and gave me design ideas for my apartment
the beds were comfortable and having 2
everything was very clean and tidy
the house was clean the linens were clean and there were plenty of towels
great space very clean and updated
the beds were comfortable the house was clean and check-in and communication was a breeze
the place is sparkling clean and well appointed
entering the home and accessing certain things was clearly laid out by the host
the owners are super accommodating and quick to respond
claudia and felipe are very respectuful and kind hosts
great everything perfect hosts too
claudia and felipe are wonderful hosts and their place is fantastic
perfect location in a nice central neighborhood in urbana
location is nice and quiet
it was comforting knowing they actually live close by too
the location was great a short drive to campus and the neighborhood was quiet
a very big and comfortable house nearby many bus stations so it’s convenient to go to walmart and campus
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6. Studio with spa tub and fireplace (from USD 53)

This is a private studio on the second floor, steps from Lincoln Square Mall and a short ride to the campus. With lock-pad entry and a private entrance, guests enjoy breezy check-in and check-out. Sink into the leather couch and watch a movie. You could also snuggle with a book or drink on the recliner by the window. You can also hop into the hammock on the balcony for some relaxation. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub or curl up by the fireplace. The small kitchenette is perfect for quick and easy meals. Be it a single guest or a couple, this studio offers a relaxing and charming short or long stay, at an affordable cost.

Amazing Place -spa tub and fireplace in room
19 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean and private apartment suite
very nice little place very clean and well kept
very clean private and the perfect location for our stay
very nice place very clean and very cozy makes you feel at home
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7. Ranch home near Meadowbrook Park (from USD 132)

This comfy house in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowbrook Park is also close to the downtown area and the university campus. It comes with two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, full kitchen, and a patio, all accessible with a private lock pad. Each bedroom is fitted with modern amenities and a king-size bed with extra blankets and pillows. There is also a work space within the bedroom. The well-lit living room oozes warmth with plush couches and a flat-screen TV. You can cook and dine inside or enjoy the meal outside on the patio. The patio and backyard with a grill, are perfect for dining outdoors in pleasant weather.

Comfortable Gray Ranch; you feel right at home
Urbana, Illinois, United States
50 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were fantastic and living room was inviting and comfortable
clean and tidy
place was sparkling clean and beautiful
the house was sparkling clean and very cozy
very comfortable and clean home
very cozy space safe comfortable and clean
lovely home and responsive host
sheri was very responsive to the questions we had
very clean quiet neighborhood and the host was so quick to respond and work with my schedule
hosta are very responsive and helpful
cute little house that was convenient to campus and other urbana locations
this is a great place to stay the house is thoughtfully decorated very quiet and comfortable
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8. Welcoming home close to downtown

This cozy house is situated a walking distance from Crystal Lake Park and the campus. It is a warm and friendly place complete with a kitchen, dining area, and a front yard. Its white-blue tones, wooden flooring and cozy décor are reminiscent of a nautical theme. The living room beckons you to sink into the couch and enjoy a movie. You could also play a tune on the piano or make use of the pool table. A double bed, a couch, and two air mattresses comfortably sleep six.

A warm and friendly place close to downtown Urbana
Urbana, Illinois, United States
20 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed great place awesome couch and fish tank great
lovely spacious home complete with a pool table and large aquarium
the pool table was a lot of fun
very clean with added touches for a homey feel
mickele’s home was very clean and comfortable
mickele’s place is very nice and clean
the unit was extremely clean and felt like home
her place is modern cool and very very clean
mickele is a fantastic host
mickele was very friendly and quick to respond when we had questions
she was a generous host and her place is spotless we really enjoyed staying there
"warm and friendly" is the perfect description of our experience staying at mickele's place
many compliments to the gracious host
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9. Quiet condo near Lincoln Square

Located near the campus, Urbana main street, and Lincoln Square, this condo is easily accessible. Set across the street from a brewery, close to groceries, hipster cafes and eateries, there is no dearth of entertainment options around. A shared elevator offers you access to the unit. Its convenient location, as well as clean and quiet interiors make this an easy choice for long and short stays. The condo is equipped with a double bed in the bedroom and an airbed in the living room, making it perfect for up to four people. With its kitchen, work space and in-unit laundry facilities you will have everything you need.

Cozy condo near campus
7 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 4 Guests

10. Basement studio near UIUC Memorial Stadium

This mid-century basement studio with farm-style aesthetics is located on a tree-lined street in a quaint neighborhood, just five minutes from UIUC Memorial Stadium. Though a studio, its interiors and tasteful decor make it no less than an apartment. The mirror at the entryway, a flat-screen TV, a bathroom with sliding barn doors, and other unique touches, make for a refreshing experience. Enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh fruits in the kitchen or dine on takeout at the bistro table. Snuggle in for a movie or play some board games before you nod off in the queen-sized bed. Offering accommodations for up to three people, this studio is close to a co-working space.

Cozy Urbana Retreat -1.5 Miles to UIUC Campus
Urbana, Illinois, United States
39 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
this place is awesome rebekah is so kind and an amazing host
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A wonderful destination

For business trips or family holidays, vacation rentals are a great option for affordable accommodations. Choose from this list of Airbnb vacation rentals in Urbana, Illinois, for your next trip to this wonderful destination.

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