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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Shawnee, Oklahoma - Updated 2020

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Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong

The hometown of Brad Pitt, Shawnee lies about 45 minutes south-east of Oklahoma City. Named after one of the native American tribes that lived in the region, it grew rapidly in the first years of the 20th century but eventually eased off into the small city that it is now. Its downtown area still retains many of the historical buildings, and there are enough interesting attractions to make for a day trip from Oklahoma City. You can check out this list of top Airbnb vacation rentals available in Shawnee, and stay a couple of days to explore this area,

1. Guestroom near renowned university (from USD 40)

The Oklahoma Baptist University is probably the most significant institution in Shawnee, being among the top-ranked universities in the state of Oklahoma in recent years. The campus is built on a small hill in the north-western part of the city, and naturally, there are many nearby cafes, restaurants and shop fronts serving the student population. Most of the students live on the campus, but some of the residences nearby, offer room rentals for them too. Even if you are not a student, this is a good place to base yourself, with all the eateries conveniently located close by.

1970s Style! Welcoming & Convenient to I-40
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
73 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great value with breakfast and coffee included
the room was very comfortable and convenient
great spaces wonderful touches and great light breakfast choice
clean and well kept
the room was very clean and well appointed
super clean convenient comfortable and a great value
the room was comfortable and clean
beds were super comfortable and the bathroom was very clean
great room in a lovely home with amazing hosts
wanda and tyrone were wonderful hosts
wanda and tyrone are wonderful host
wanda & tyrone were great hosts
wanda and tyrone are gracious hosts
staying in this location is always like coming home
easy to find location with a great room which was very clean
great place to stay everything was perfect
we can’t say enough good things about wanda and tyrone’s place
wanda & tyrone’s place is perfect
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2. Easy reach of Oklahoma City's attractions

Oklahoma City is by far the most cosmopolitan city of the state and worth a couple of days to check out its various attractions. Must-see attractions include the heartrending Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum which honours those lives who were affected by the 1995 Federal Building bombing, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Frontier City amusement park. These attractions are less than an hour away from Shawnee, so you can enjoy cozy suburban comforts such as this no-frills guestroom and not miss out on the joys of the cosmopolitan city.

Cozy Mid-Century Single (XLong twin bed)
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
40 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was just true to the description tea coffee and breakfast were provided
the options for breakfast were great though i only had coffee while staying there
the bathroom was clean and had all the amenities a traveler would need
comfortable room and bed
the neighborhood is clean quite and beautiful
their house is beautiful and spotless
the place is comfortable and clean and loved the breakfast
wanda and tyrone were great their house is gorgeous and extremely clean and tidy
the beautiful remodeled bathroom looks like something you would see on hgtv and was also spotless
wanda & tyrone are wonderful hosts they were so welcoming and friendly
wanda was an excellent host
wanda and tyrone are great hosts
she and her husband are kind gracious and thoughtful hosts
wanda and tyrone are always great hosts
very comfortable and cozy and the location was perfect for me
i definitely recommend staying here as it's a perfect location to rejuvenate outside of oklahoma city
such a comfortable bed and a quiet lovely place in a wonderful neighborhood
absolutely a great place to stay
if you're looking for a place to stay that's welcoming wanda and tyrone's house is the best choice
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3. Studio apartment near exposition center

Probably the biggest and most interesting event on Shawnee’s annual calendar is the International Finals Youth Rodeo tournament at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, it attracts the best high school rodeo athletes from around the world to compete in events such as barrel racing, goat tying, bull riding and bareback riding. This studio apartment is just a seven-minute drive from the Exposition Center and has a queen-size bed, well-stocked kitchen and even a small porch. A decent accommodation choice if you’re planning to see the Youth Rodeo.

Lovely Studio Apartment
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
67 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were pleasantly surprised about the comforts of the apartment
the space was just as described and made for a very comfortable visit
we really liked having our own little kitchen for coffee and breakfast
easy check-in parking wi-fi full kitchen and laundry in the unit are all a++
i was also happy to see there was a night light in the bathroom
everything was clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and comfortable
a clean private comfortable place to stay
the place was very clean and comfortable
the loft was clean and neat
host was very responsive
julie was a great host
julie was an outstanding host
julie & robert were fantastic hosts from start to finish
julie was so sweet and helpful
nice place close to campus
this location is perfect for that
it’s so perfect great location quiet and comfortable
beautiful place perfect location we came into town for an event at the heart of oklahoma exposition center
julie’s place was great the location and accessibility were great
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4. Homely accommodation perfect for families (from USD 60)

This is a perfectly serviceable accommodation that is spacious enough for a large family. With two bedrooms and three beds, it can comfortably host up to seven guests on its premises. It also has all the necessary amenities like laundry supplies, kitchen and bathroom. Best of all is its backyard, which is big enough for kids in the family to enjoy running about. The whole place has a great homely feel to it, and that is exactly why families on vacation will like it: when you are busy managing your kids as you travel, the last thing you need to worry about is dealing with kids anxieties when they are in unfamiliar places.

Quiet comfort of home.
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
6 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
paul was awsome house was very clean nice and cozy
great location and quiet neighborhood
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5. Outdoor fun at Shawnee Twin Lakes (from USD 65)

The Shawnee Twin Lakes west of the city offers a superb countryside area for recreational activities. One lake is reserved for fishing and angling, while the other can be used for water skiing and jet skiing. This guestroom is right on the lakeside, offering beautiful vistas during sunrise or sunset. There is a pier on the premises if you want to launch your boat or canoe. The kind hosts also provide continental breakfast during your stay. A great choice if you are among those who adore the outdoors.

Port Davis on Shawnee Twin Lakes
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
46 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was delicious and we ate out on the deck overlooking the lake
she remembers guests dietary restrictions and provides a nice little breakfast in the lake view dining room
the room and bath are very clean and nice
it was clean quiet and comfortable
the house is beautiful and very clean even the dogs were clean and friendly
her house was clean and aesthetically awesome
i cannot stress enough how clean our room and bathroom was
the host really opens her home and makes you feel very welcome
jo was a lovely host very accomodating and kind
jo is a fantastic host that makes sure all the details are taken care of
her two dogs are friendly and a pleasure to spend time with
jo was very friendly nice and helpful
the dock is a great place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle
what a wonderful place to stay
very relaxing place to be
a wonderful place to stay
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6. Vintage guestroom for solo travellers (from USD 45)

One interesting recent development in Shawnee is the opening of casinos around the outskirts of the city. These establishments market themselves as “Vegas-style” casinos with entertainment shows. This charming guestroom for one is located in a vintage 1940s home near the Oklahoma Baptist University campus, a great option for solo travellers with breakfast provided. If casinos are your cup of tea, then you’ll have some decent entertainment options with their regular musical gigs.

Peaceful & Charming Vintage Room
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
46 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee and snacks for breakfast were perfect
we had a large bedroom with a fabulous mattress and a beautiful bathroom
they also had coffee and breakfast items that guests could help themselves to
very comfortable quiet place to stay
their house was beautiful clean and very welcoming
the house itself has a lot of charm and is kept very clean
it's spotless and perfectly furnished
the house is lovely and clean
the room was comfortable and clean as well as the rest of the house
lovely home and lovely hosts
i couldn't have asked for better hosts or a better home
they are truly kind people with a lovely home and willing to help with any needs you have
wonderful place and wonderful hosts wanda and tyrone are very thoughtful and helpful
i only had the pleasure of staying one night but i experienced warm and friendly hospitality
the location of house is very central and we found it very easy to get around town
the location is perfect and the rooms are so comfy
the kitchen has everything you need plus a lovely corner with a daily food surprises
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7. Farmhouse near recreational lakes

Between the cities of Shawnee and Oklahoma City are a few lakes that offer great recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and even jet-skiing. This charming farmhouse is situated amid the Kudo’s Medicinal Herb Farm near Lake Thunderbird, 30 minutes away from Shawnee. There is wifi available but no TV and the host has kindly included simple continental breakfast for your stay. Take the opportunity to enjoy the nearby State Park, which offers picnic areas, playgrounds and even an archery range.

Earth Bermed Farm House
250 reviews
Private room 3 Beds 5 Guests

8. Solitude in rustic cabin

Head north out of Shawnee, and it quickly becomes the Great Plains countryside. You can travel for miles without much change in scenery, but at the same time, you will appreciate the sheer expanse of the heartland of America. If you really wish for some solitude, then check out this rustic cabin on an 80-acre property near the tiny town of Meeker, 20 minutes north of Shawnee. There are new beds, kitchen and bathroom. However, there is no wifi nor TV, giving you the opportunity to go for some outdoor fun like hiking, fishing or even horse riding.

Cabin on 80 acres
42 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 9 Guests

9. Comfortable guestroom amid peaceful suburbs (from USD 48)

Shawnee’s suburban areas are usually quiet and peaceful, with residences well spread out. Airbnb accommodations here are therefore ideal for those who crave for some serenity away from the urban bustle. This guestroom for three offers all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, with the convenience of eateries and convenience stores nearby. Best of all, the famous hospitality of Midwest America is evident among the hosts, who welcome you to join them a for chat or watch the evening news with them.

Spacious Midwestern Comfort (Queen+twin)
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
96 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the delicious breakfast with choices and array of goodies warms up the morning
the bathroom was updated nicely
the room was cute and cozy- great for a few nights or more
the room is large and private with hardwood floors and a beautifully remodeled hall bath
everything was clean and comfortable
the house is super clean and quiet
the house is clean warm and welcoming
the bedroom was really clean and the bed was super comfortable
from there warm welcome to comfortable and clean accommodations
amazing hosts great home
wonderful hosts best hosts we have had
kind and trustworthy people (:
wanda and tyrone were delightful hosts
they were wonderful hosts and made us feel at home right away
i can't imagine finding anything better than wanda and tyrone's place near oklahoma city
it was good to find a place away from the city that was so fine
in the morning we were left breakfast items (coffee bagels fresh fruit oatmeal and yogurt)
loved staying at wanda & tyrone's place
wanda was really accommodating with our pretty late arrival (on our long road trip) at close to 11pm
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10. Studio loft in the heart of the city

Shawnee has some interesting museums to check out. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Center houses artefacts of the native American tribe, while the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art collects art from different eras including Egyptian, Medieval and Renaissance. This cozy studio loft for two is conveniently located in the heart of the city, giving you easy access to the attractions available. While there is no wifi on the premises, the loft is spacious and there are stoves and ovens in the kitchen to cook up delicious meals in your free time.

Cozy Private Loft Apartment
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
33 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a very private nice place with a kitchen and washer/dryer that makes longer stays easier
beautiful comfortable space the fold-up dining table acted as the perfect desk for me for the month i stayed
the kitchen is well-appointed and the bed is very comfortable
i would recommend for anyone looking for cozy place to stay
well kept clean comfortable apartment
very comfortable and clean accommodations
amanda's place was clean quiet and comfortable
great communication with host and nice clean space
it was nice and clean
the host was warm and helpful
thank you amanda and steve for being such great host
very gracious friendly accommodating host
never got to talk much to hosts but what interaction we had was very nice
very kind & courteous did their best to make me feel welcomed & accommodate my needs
it's very close to the university and it's a very comfortable place
it was in a nice residential neighborhood in central oklahoma
anyone looking for a space in the central oklahoma area i recommend this space
cozy-warm-comfortable great location i was very happy with my stay at amanda’s loft
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Quietly fascinating detour

Shawnee makes for an interesting detour for those planning on visiting Oklahoma City, yet it is quietly fascinating with its rich history, great outdoors and quirky entertainment. Stay for a while more, and enjoy to great hospitality that comes naturally from its residents.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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