10 Best Vacation Rentals In Franklin County, Ohio

franklin county vacation rentals

Franklin County is Ohio’s most heavily populated county, housing about 1.3 million people in 2019. Anyone who needs a tranquil place to unwind in this urban county is likely to find himself chilling at Great Miami Riverway, a 99-mi (159-km) river that boasts scenic trails. You can paddle through the rapids, bike under wooded trails, or skate on paved roads. Ohio’s capital, Columbus, occupies a large portion of Franklin County. When in Columbus, take the opportunity to visit Ohio’s best-kept urban attractions including Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Ohio Statehouse, Topiary Park, and Center of Science and Industry. Your day may get busy, especially when on business, so choose your accommodation well for comfort. Check out our list of 10 best vacation rentals in Franklin County, Ohio.

1. Pet-friendly house for large groups (from USD 147)

This Easton house is as neat as it is dashing! The tile patterns in the two bathrooms and the thoughtful details of the three bedrooms are easy on the eyes. Such a design creates a sophisticated ambiance for a house that fits not 5 nor 10, but 14 people. Above all, its doors are widely open for pets. It has an organized, fully equipped kitchen for cooking big meals. You can also dine out in the nearby Easton Town Center, a premier shopping center, where you find restaurants of different cuisines.

EASTON TOWNE CENTER 4 bed, 2 full bath home w/ big yard
7 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfortable
this property is clean and welcoming
great location near easton
others might really like that it is part of a close neighborhood
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2. Pleasant home with fitness center near university (from USD 158)

This beautiful two-bedroom vacation rental for six features a full kitchen, an open-design lounge, and a fitness center. Students find this Knolls West duplex ideal as it sits a few minutes away from Ohio State University. Plus, it is an end unit in a peaceful neighborhood. Interested vacationing families, professionals, and cliques are welcome, too.

Quiet culdesac unit just north of campus
2 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
matt was a great host with the property being as advertised and plus more
the owner matthew is very responsive and really cares about your stay and the quality of his property
bridge park is a definite must-see for walking and fine dining and drinks
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3. Modern house in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 65)

This newly constructed house is chic and quiet. The peaceful Hilliard neighborhood is an ideal location for jogging, walking, and even working. You and your partner get to occupy a spacious and stylish bedroom with a private bathroom and a dedicated workspace, allowing you to work on the sideline while you explore different Ohio attractions. Your host provides breakfasts, so you do not need to worry about cooking your first meal of the day.

Fabously house in a great, quiet neighborhood
Hilliard, Ohio, United States
12 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the space was sparkling clean and spacious
my stay was absolutely perfect clean and beautiful home
clean comfortable with the little extras that made our stay wonderful
sparkling clean and lovely home and family
it was very spacious very modern spotless private and access was very simple yet safe and easy
janeth was an amazing host
downtown hilliard was close by and made for a fun evening out
this home is absolutely stunning and is located in a new and very quiet neighborhood
really nice place and every tv/streaming option too
great place to stay if you happen to need accommodations on columbus' west side
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4. Stylish getaway house in Grove City (from USD 95)

This modern and stylish vacation rental accommodates six people, perfect for friends wanting to experience Grove City’s exciting nightlife or families wishing to explore museums, art exhibits, and zoos. The house has three bedrooms, a private bath, a chic lounge, and a fully functional kitchen. The pastel-colored interiors of the house will be your refuge after your full day of city escapades.

Grove City Getaway
Urbancrest, Ohio, United States
84 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air blows great wifi good
comfortable beds and great wifi
beds very comfortable and home well appointed with all expected appliances and amenities
beautiful space and very comfortable beds
ultimately we decided that we just didn’t feel safe & comfortable staying there
nice and clean felt safe and there was great communication
the place was clean enough
sparkling clean and wonderfully refurbished inside
this airbnb was clean spacious and charming
clean and cozy exactly what we were looking for
i appreciate their swift & kind responses
host was super kind and professional
great home hosts were extremely nice and accommodating
great host and i extended two additional nights
responsive and accessible hosts
nice house in a quiet neighborhood and close to the highway
the place is super convenient to shopping and attractions
so cute and 100% redone when you walk inside great walking path behind the house
very close to the highway but also off the main road so nice and quiet
easy to check in and check out great place for the price
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5. Elegant minimalist condo with a pool and gym (from USD 60)

Fully furnished, elegant, safe, and spacious with a total area of 1260 sq ft (117 sq m)—what more can you ask of this family-friendly condominium for nine? It is conveniently near restaurants, shops, grocery stores, theaters, casinos, and other commercial establishments. You are also a few minutes away from Ohio State University, Nationwide Arena, The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, and other urban attractions. Despite its proximity to exciting city destinations, the neighborhood is quiet. To keep you busy on slow Sundays, you get access to a community pool and a fitness center.

Cozy Family Friendly Two Bedroom Condo
44 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 7 Beds 9 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outstanding price and amenities comfortable space to stay
beautiful condo immaculate and filled with little touches and amenities to make the stay comfortable and pleasant
very clean and well kept
spacious clean condo with a great space
this place was amazing it smelled great and was spotless
very nice place - clean comfortable and spacious
it was very clean and comfy for our family of 5
host is super responsive to any questions or concerns
the host canceled this reservation 143 days before arrival
we wish all the hosts will treat their guests like misty
misty has a beautiful home and was a wonderful host
we had a wonderful stay great value place is clean location is awesome close to everything we need
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6. Spotless house with a wide-open grassland (from USD 189)

This 4-bedroom contemporary house is perfect for large groups, accommodating up to 16 people. It is fully equipped and has several seating options. Eat meals in the formal dining room or sip coffee on the deck with the grassy yard as the backdrop. The lounge is spacious enough to entertain the whole lot. You will not feel cramped up in any way in this spotlessly clean and homey house in Columbus.

Huge New 4BR/2.5BA home w/ big back yard and deck
15 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was in great shape and had more than enough room
soocozy and comfywith beds and pillows as soft as feathers and easily lulls you to sleep
the owner was kind and responsive and easy to work with
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7. Beautiful house with a landscaped garden in prime location (from USD 367)

This beautiful vacation rental in Columbus fits 12 guests comfortably in a 2000-sq ft (186-sq m) floor space. It is fully furnished and features four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The property is inside a luxurious Italian village in Short North, conveniently close to Columbus Convention Center and OSU Stadium. Downtown main attractions are well within 2.2-mi (3.5-km) radius, too. The house with a landscaped garden is so gorgeous that sometimes guests use it as an events place for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Great House in Perfect Location, Short North, 4 BD, 2.5BA 2100sqft- RoweRentals
52 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is clean the furniture is comfortable and we had everything we needed for a family getaway
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was outstanding
this property was exactly as pictured and clean
perfect location plenty of space comfy beds and super clean
clean and spacious somewhat of a busy street but great access to the short north i'd book here again
the owners were incredibly responsive to all our requests and needs
the only reason i ranked it very good was out of the owners control
the beds were comfortable communication with the manager was quick and friendly
thank you for hosting our group the house is exactly as described in the listing
property and location were both ideal
perfect location for walking to high street
house was perfect close to everything and super cozy
the location is great and it is only two blocks to the short north neighborhood of high street
location was great cool vibe and clean
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8. Contemporary house with a fitness center (from USD 42)

This one-bedroom house for two will keep you fit and active while on vacation. By foot, you are only minutes away from the scenic Hayden Run Falls Park and Scioto River and about 15 to 20 minutes from the center of Columbus. Somewhere within walking distance are nature trails, perfect for early morning runs or late afternoon walks. This fully furnished vacation rental even has a fitness center in the basement.

Contemporary Private Room and Bath, Hilliard, Ohio
240 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a very pleasant stay and howard made us very comfortable
howard provided a pristine place and one of our most comfortable stays
with a beautiful home and room to stay in
everything was very clean
nice safe area clean and quiet place
nice and clean place and very pleasant environment
the place was very clean
the house was clean and nice with a comfortable bed
howard was a wonderful host
howard was a great host
howard is a wonderful host made us feel right at home
thanks for being a great host
howard is a great host
great location beautiful house- very safe neighborhood
convenient location at a great price
great value and location
howard's place is an easy 5 star
howard’s place is in a nice walkable neighborhood
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9. Warmly decorated house near a highway (from USD 40)

Are you looking for a fully equipped vacation rental for four in Columbus? This house with a comfortable lounge, a private bathroom, and a furnished kitchen is one of your best choices. Long-term guests of this warmly decorated house can cook meals and thus save money. Moreover, the property stands near Interstate 270, a metropolitan freeway, and Interstate 71, a highway that exits Columbus to cities in the north. If you intend to explore the city and its neighboring destinations by car, book this homey vacation rental.

Private Room and Bathroom.
173 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodations here allow for sleeping lounging and privacy with all the necessities needed to be comfortable
you have the basement all to yourself with a private bathroom and everything is sparkling clean
bed very comfortable and big
everything was very clean quiet and private
the house is very clean and quiet
the place is nice and clean to begin with
the space is clean sheets towels & soap are provided
everything worked and was clean
the hosts were kind and hospitable
the hosts are amazing friendly
the hosts were very kind and polite
the hosts were so hospitable and friendly
they make you feel at home and very friendly couple
perfect place to visit otterbein university
easy access to the freeway and a perfect location to get any where within 15-20 minutes
chuan en's place was great for the price
very nice people and great location
i had a great stay chuan’s place
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10. Pleasant one-bedroom house near Grove City's Town Center

The historic Grove City is a lifestyle and business center with several restaurants, coffee shops, food markets, and boutiques. It is also conveniently near highways. You can stay at this cozy one-bedroom vacation rental for two which is only a few minutes’ walk to Grove City’s Town Center. The accommodation includes a private bath, an open-design kitchen, and a warm living room with a television. Your queen-sized bed features a memory foam mattress which helps you sleep better at night.

Grove City Home near Town Center
Grove City, Ohio, United States
15 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
everything is so perfect here super clean and new kitchen bathroom is very clean as well
judy is a wonderful host
she's very respecting of your privacy and is very accommodating to guests' requests
clean and close to down town grove city
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Keep yourselves cozy in Franklin County

Franklin County calls for a warm and cozy vacation, considering its urban profile. That said, you are better off staying at fully equipped vacation rentals that look and feel good. After all, the success of your trip - be it a leisure or business trip - depends on the quality of your vacation home and neighborhood. Here, we picked out the best vacation rentals in Franklin County, Ohio, hoping you will remember them on your next visit.

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