13 Unique Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Louisville, USA - Updated 2021

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Crystal
Crystal
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Sportsmanship runs in the blood here in Louisville; sights of college students hanging out after school with a friendly game of basketball or football is not uncommon. For the hipsters who prefer a good cup of coffee over a match, fret not - with festivals such as “Keep Louisville Weird”, your daily dose of art is just around the corner! The city doesn’t run out of things to do and places to visit, including beautiful rooftop restaurants, shopping spots, and historic sites.

Immerse yourself in the creative energies of a quirky home with 11 of these Airbnbs in Louisville that feature eccentric architecture.

1. Living like royalty in the Highlands of Louisville

For the solo adventurer looking for a different kind of lodging experience, check out Clint’s special Airbnb castle in the heart of Louisville. The rustic castle walls definitely can’t be missed, as it is tucked cosily amongst modern flats and lush green shrubbery - head on in for a warm welcome; the hearty interior features walls that are decorated with quirky wall art as well as plenty of seating area. Your sleeper is found right under a fan for those sweltering hot summer days, and a window for proper ventilation too!

A Castle in the Highlands
197 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

2. Mini home in Colorado Avenue (from 125 USD)

This house for rent in Louisville, Kentucky, is large enough for a group of 5, be sure to bring your friends along on your next staycation! Minimalist from inside out, the exterior is painted a solemn gray with a hint of oak gracing the windows and doors. Decorated with lots of personal touches from the loving couple Rachel & Felipe, the hosts aim to maximise the small space while keeping you comfortable. Check out your brand new sleeper in the bunk on the top floor - there’s an extra sleeper on the second floor, and the sofa can be pulled out into a cushy bed for extra guests.

Mini Home

Address: Colorado Avenue (see map)

Price: from 125 USD

Number of Guests: 5

3. Doll's House near Crescent Hill (from USD 75)

Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of Vonnette’s home for 2 here on Crescent Hills! Be prepared to be transported into a whole other world just by taking one step inside. Decked out in a plethora of antique ornaments, the whole house is like a treasure hunt in itself - take some time to admire the paper masquerades and ornate plates that line the interior of your new abode. The highlight of this Airbnb vacation rental is definitely the doll’s room for the little princess in you, where a fairy’s veil hangs down from the ceiling, with plenty of child-like charms decorating the dressing table!

A room for the little girl in you.
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
32 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the spread for breakfast was truly a feast
vonnette and her family are lovely the room is just as described and the bathroom is fantastic
the room was decent and the snacks were delicious :)
i was impressed by the size of the rooms and the bathroom
Host:
vonettee was a wonderful host
she is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area
vonnette was a great host
beautiful home with inviting hosts
vonnette was a truly wonderful host
Location:
we found the location to be excellent
the location was in a nice area and convenient to walking to a restaurant
this house is in great location and has tons of character
her house is also really close to some cute shops and restaurants
amazing place good food places within walking distance
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4. A sprinkle of fairy dust: cottage in Paristown Pointe (from 100 USD)

If Santa and his elves were to buy a modern house for themselves here on Earth, this would definitely be the place where you would find some of them scampering about! This magical Airbnb in Louisville, Kentucky, for 4 is found in the slow neighbourhood of Paristown Pointe, where vintage record stores and hip pubs are situated side by side, perfect for the city dweller who wants the best of both worlds. No matter where you’re from, every day will feel like Christmas here with the vivid green furnishings, and the staircases that are illuminated with colourful fairy lights. The sofabed in the living room can be converted into an extra bed for extra guests as well.

Fairytale Cottage

Address: Paristown Pointe (see map)

Price: from 100 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. A regal rental in the East Market District (from USD 329)

Treat yourself to a royal Louisville rental home this holiday after a haggard year of hard work! Dance to the tune of a jazzy classic under the crystal chandeliers, or play your own tune on the grand piano by a crackling fireplace. Spanning across 3 stories with bedrooms on each floor, you can sink into the sheets of your cushy bed after a long day of exploring in the master suite, where an adjoining bathroom makes midnight trips to the loo much easier. The other bedrooms feature a double bed and single bed, respectively.

NuLu Central - Red Tree Lofts
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
95 reviews
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the linens and furnishings were quite comfortable
the loft was comfortable full of amenities and offered more than enough space for our group
beautiful place to stay with a lot of room to spread out
spacious two level apartment with great light
quiet at night and the beds were unbelievably comfortable 3 pillows per person
Cleanliness:
bedrooms are clean and sheets/comforters are wonderful
Host:
host was very responsive and accommodating
garwood was a great host
and the host went over and above to make us feel welcome
garwood is an excellent host
garwood was an amazing host
Location:
the location was great
the location was really awesome
there are many great restaurants within walking distance
great location better than expected
this a wonderful unique location for a trip to louisville
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6. Vintage retreat in the Audubon Park neighbourhood (from 85 USD)

Newly renovated with a unique minimalist charm, leave your unpacking for later and catch a quick snooze after your flight on the long sofa of this rental home in Louisville. The sofa has plenty of cushions to keep snug, or relive your childhood days by using those cushions to build a pillow fort in the makeshift castle - perfect indoor entertainment for those chilly winter afternoons! When you feel the sleep monster seriously creeping up on you, tuck yourselves in your plump queen-sized bed, and dream of your adventures tomorrow.

Vintage Retreat

Address: Audubon Park Neighbourhood (see map)

Price: from 85 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Gorgeous carriage house near Bardstown Road

Nestled high up in the trees is this carriage house for 8 near Bardstown Road, where you can take your family out shopping down the expansive streets and vibrant restaurants. If your family are more of nature lovers, then the Cherokee Park just opposite your Airbnb home is perfect for evening strolls and catching some sunlight in the early morning. The interior of your new home is well-lit with an abundance of natural light surrounding you. Choose from the bunk beds and single sleepers available - the biggest room has a spacious queen-sized sleeper complete with a view of the sprawling trees downstairs!

Gorgeous Carriage House
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
46 reviews
Entire apartment 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was well stocked and the bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfy
the house was very clean
bob communicated very well and everything was clean and set up nicely
the house was beautifully cleaned and had plenty of room for the 9 of us
the beds are comfy and everything was clean and lovely
Host:
finally the host was great
bob was a good host
the host made us feel very welcome with a welcome basket and toiletries in the bathroom
bob was very helpful in accommodating our needs
the host graciously provided us with a loaded derby-themed welcome basket upon our arrival
Location:
wonderful location with convenient access to bardstown road
really lovely location residential but close to restaurants and the highlands area
the area is quiet and residential but just steps away from cool restaurants and interesting bars
we loved the ability to walk to bars and brunch places
great beds comfortable accommodations good location
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8. Converted warehouse in the East Market (Nu Lu) District (from 350 USD)

Found in the heart of downtown Louisville, this Airbnb converted warehouse shed all of its shabbiness for renovated hardwood floors, brick walls carefully cemented into place, and a hand-carved staircase that connects you to the upper floors. Cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen, and enjoy your simple homemade meal by the veranda view. Head upstairs and check out your bunkers - with sofa beds that can fit up to four guests, you can bring your friends along for a luxury staycay!

Converted Warehouse

Address: East Market District (see map)

Price: from 350 USD

Number of Guests: 8

9. Cosy home in New Louisville (from 99 USD)

Perched on the edge of the historical Germantown, Cody’s snug vacation rental for a small group of 3 welcomes you with open arms. Open to furry friends, you don’t have to neglect your pet on your next trip out of town anymore! With a wide selection of channels on Hulu and Netflix, spend a chilly afternoon on the chaise lounge chairs, sipping on a cup of hot cocoa to warm you up from the winter snow outside. The double bed upstairs is fluffy and lined with thick sheets - for any extra guests, they can extend the chaise sofa downstairs into a comfortable single sleeper.

Cozy Home

Address: New Louisville (see map)

Price: from 99 USD

Number of Guests: 3

10. Studio apartment in Derby City

With just enough space for the adventuring couple, book your next vacation stay at Emma’s warm abode, where the Airbnb apartment is furnished with plenty of modern facilities. Explore the mini library that hides a queen-sized sleeper (some Harry Potter architectural magic there!), and add a touch of Vogue to your weeks’ outfits by the unique clothes rack on the first floor. Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pit on chilly evenings - a nice wrap to a lovely day!

Derby City Tiny House
81 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed

11. Beautiful carriage house (from USD 75)

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Germantown, where you’ll find numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and nightspots, this Airbnb vacation rental is a newly built carriage house that accepts longer stays. It has a modern design with a cozy atmosphere that will instantly relax its guests. The house features one bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests. Also, it comes with all the usual home features and modern conveniences, including a functional kitchen, a cozy, sitting area, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi, as well as a parking area.

Germantown Carriage House w/garage
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
361 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully equipped and having a washer and dryer makes it easy to pack light
small one bedroom apartment size with excellent amenities
really appreciated the comfy bed nice linens well stocked kitchen charging outlets and many other amenities
we loved staying at the carriage house beautiful decor and comfortable space for us as a couple
we had such a wonderful albiet short stay at the carriage house very comfortable very 'homey'
Cleanliness:
it was so clean and well designed
it’s was clean as well
it’s super clean and comfy
this place was super clean and super nice
this is a sparkling clean beautiful and charming space
Host:
great hosts very attentive
host was super nice and friendly
the hosts were very nice and considerate
they were quick to respond to questions and were super helpful
quiet place host were immediate responsive to communications and everything was thought of
Location:
great location in german town
great location a few minutes from everything
good food and entertainment options available close by but not within walking distance
great location value and space
the location is amazing and very walkable to restaurants in germantown
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Add a quirky touch to your vacation

The charms of vacation rentals are found in the many odd abodes you find occasionally - after all, not many people live to tell the tale of having lived in a castle (legally!). If you feel inspired to travel after looking through these Airbnbs in Louisville, then pack your bags and get a move on - a unique experience awaits!

Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Louisville

1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Louisville?

If you’re worried about traveling to Louisville without your fur baby, then why not bring her/him with you, and book any of this Airbnbs: the doll house or the gorgeous carriage house.

2. Which are the best cheap Airbnbs in Louisville?

There are plenty of affordable accommodations in Louisville and if you need options, you can check out these holiday homes: the castle accommodation and the beautiful carriage house.

3. Which Airbnbs in Louisville are good for families?

Traveling with a family means you need more rooms and space and if that’s the case, you can take a look at these lovely holiday rentals: the fairytale cottage, the regal rental, and the gorgeous carriage house.

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