Top 8 Vacation Rentals In Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Updated 2024

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Crossroads, where the Smoky Mountains meet the Tennessee River, 19th-century buildings with classy shops, and fancy restaurants all make Knoxville an ideal tourist destination for everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are hiking and biking trails within city limits and they connect parks and the Knoxville Zoo where you come face-to-face with Elephants and gorillas, and chimpanzees and you get to also ride a camel or feed a giraffe. For the history buff, there are a lot of historical museums to choose from. With many things to do in Knoxville for both the adrenaline junkies and the lazy tourists, we figured you would need the perfect place to stay. From hotels to lofts for rent in Knoxville, there’s a variety of accommodation options to choose from. Read on this list of cozy vacation rentals in Knoxville, Tennessee.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. Charming vacation home (from USD 136)

Have a much-needed romantic getaway in this vacation rental set on a lawn filled with beautiful flowers and greenery. This one-bedroom home has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare delicious meals for your dinner date. There is also a peaceful library nook with two leather couches where you can spend alone time while reading books and having a cup of coffee.

Outside the house is a garden patio with chairs, perfect for a romantic garden date. End the day with a stroll at the lake and enjoy lovely lake views together.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
villa 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not a bit i like to have a jacuzzi when i travel but the extra-hot shower was wonderful
beautifully decorated private quaint and very clean
clean quiet and had everything that we needed and then some
great hosts who thought of everything would definitely stay here again
beautiful space and friendly responsive host
marette was communicative and gave great recommendations for places to check out
easy to work with and very detailed directions which were very helpful for me
great experience renting and wonderful location
such a great villa - very close to campus restaurants shopping
location was perfect 5 to 10 minutes away from everything like market place and gay street etc
easy quick access to any place you want to go in the area
convenient quiet safe luxurious and cozy
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2. Downtown bungalow with chic interiors (from USD 127)

Featured on HGTV’s Handmade, this charming bungalow in a historical neighborhood is one of the best weekly rentals in Knoxville. Its downtown location means that you’re only steps away from the city’s bars, restaurants, and music venues.

The house welcomes up to five people in total comfort and features a stylish interior with a farmhouse-inspired kitchen. After engaging in fun tours and activities all day, take a nice soak in the outdoor hot tub and have a glass or two of your favorite drink.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
205 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed in the master bedroom was super comfortable and had an excellent night sleep
sweet home super clean organized and very calm decor
this house is absolutely beautiful super clean and very relaxing feel to the space
the stay was exceptionally clean and inviting and came fully equipped with everything you might need
the house is clean and cozy the beds are very comfortable and the backtard space was awesome
the host are very responsive
our hosts were very welcoming and made checking in a breeze
the hosts were very responsive and are super awesome people
bonnie was very helpful and prompt to respond to any of my questions
great location - only 5 minute drive to downtown
the location was awesome and so close to everything
so close to all the fun of downtown with a wonderful home town feel
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3. Old-world Swiss cabin nestled in the woods (from USD 150)

Less than 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Market square in Knoxville is this quaint and whimsical cabin that is nestled in the woods but easily accessible to the main road. This Knoxville cabin rental offers a peaceful retreat in its spacious bedrooms which feature a comfy king-size bed in the in the master bedroom and a double bed and single bed in the second bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with a built-in microwave, a fridge/ice maker, cook plate, kitchen utensil and an outside grill. The rocking chair would be ideal if you desire to read a book in the covered porch that overlooks lash green hillsides. You can also enjoy warming up by the fireplace at night.

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148 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are comfortable and the ambience is relaxing
comfortable beds and linens
the cabin was clean and comfortable
cabin was well stocked and clean
owner was easy to communicate with to have our questions answered
we were blowed away with the owner how nice and helpful
wonderful cabin in nice location
great location just what we wanted peace and quiet
everyone loved the cabin this is a location we would stay at again and again
the house was exactly what we needed beautiful home great location
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4. Luxurious private accommodation (from USD 125)

Looking for a place to rent by the week in Knoxville? This private accommodation is just the ideal place to rest. Accommodating eight travelers, this fully furnished three-bedroomed house with dressers and spacious closets with mirrors boasts a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, high-speed WIFI, and flat-screen TVs with a digital antenna. It is also a mere 15-minute walk from downtown Knoxville with all its great restaurants, retail shops, and theaters.

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81 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was working internet as promised in the add
There was no way to watch TV in the front room
Our immediate reaction once we entered the front door was
This would be our only recommendation that local cable is added for the families who like to watch basic TV
The home turned out to be gorgeous on the inside with all the bells and whistles of home life
Everything was clean and exactly like the pictures were
The pictures are indeed accurate and this is appreciated
Just didn't like paying to wash clothes but everything else was great
Communication with the owner was good before rental
Sheila was a great host
Stayed the week while working at the University Wonderful home with all the essentials
Owner is very nice and she will talk to you with any concern of any type
her home is now our home away from home To those reviews that spoke about the area
The code to get into the house could be used by a previous tenant to get in there?
(I actually liked it that way)
but once I started coming up it a little faster
We really enjoyed the house
Very spacious and only 30 minutes from Pigeon Forge and minutes from town
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5. Charming little cottage with mountain views (from USD 195)

If you are looking to have a quaint weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet be only 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, this beautiful cottage is just that. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains in this cozy private accommodation with two bedrooms that can sleep two guests each, a small clean bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen for all your vocational needs. There are a basketball hoop and a tennis court in case you need to break a sweat, and a picnic area with a fire pit and grill where you can relax. A toddler cot and a queen-size aero-bed that sleeps an additional two guests are available upon request.

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72 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cottage offered everything we needed
beds are comfortable and host is wonderful--lots of unexpected extras inside the cottage
It feels like you are out in the country
The only challenge we had was using the very small bathroom
The cottage had everything under the sun stocked and ready to go from coffee to shampoo which was nice because most places that you rent you usually have to bring your own supplies
The owner Jackie is so thoughtful even had water out for our dog when we arrived
We only spent a quick overnight
We talked briefly to both Jaclyn and her husband
They allowed us to walk our dogs around the grounds and having a larger property allowed us to keep our fur babies happy away from home
The owner was quick to answer any question We will definitely be back
Great location to get anywhere conveniently but quiet place to stay
It's a great location and easy to get to downtown
Lovely neighborhood just minutes from downtown
but we never felt in their way
The location of this guest house was lovely
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6. Convenient convertible cottage (from USD 65)

This convenient private accommodation is just what you need for a night’s stay or even a few days in Knoxville. A mere seven minutes to downtown and five minutes from some of the best shopping and restaurants in Knoxville, the convertible cottage has a king bed that can be converted into two twins and a couch that converts into a queen bed. There is a kitchenette in the cottage that is fully equipped, a full bath and a flat-screen TV, making this cottage basically everything you need for a vacation in a fitted space.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
857 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a nice and cozy place with great amenities
the cottage is super nice with a very comfortable bed
very comfortable space that has just what you need
the cottage is a cozy welcoming little place in which one can spend a relaxing weekend
these space was very comfortable and check in/out was a breeze
nice clean big bed
very clean and very comfortable
a very clean and comfortable place
it was very clean and cozy
it was very clean and comfortable
jonathan was a welcoming host
hosts were friendly and offered good recommendations of area restaurants & activities
jonathan and melody are great hosts
great hosts we had an amazing time staying here
i’d recommend asking the host about it before booking
cute little place extremely close to downtown
the location was perfect
good location with easy walking distance to a range of restaurants
great place close to downtown
great location greenway nearby for walking
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7. Awesome private condo close to downtown Knoxville

Book yourself into this small but clean studio that is located just five minutes to downtown Knoxville. Arranged with you in mind, this private accommodation has one bedroom with an excellent air conditioner, a comfortable queen-size bed, and it is airy due to its large windows which are covered by beautiful blind curtains, a kitchen with a functioning oven, a microwave, a coffee maker and all the basic cooking staples. The bathroom has fresh linens, complimentary shampoos, hair conditioner, a blow dryer and clothes steamer. Guests here enjoy free onsite parking,150 Mbps internet service and a smart TV set with more than 140 channels.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
584 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay
great touches like water and bath breakfast amenities
sorry i wasn't there during the warm months or i would have enjoyed the outdoor swimming pool
check-in and check-out were a breeze and the apt is very comfy and ideally situated near downtown
it's definitely a large college student apartment complex but it was quiet though well frequented
there was soap and towels provided everything was very clean
the place was very clean and cozy
the place was very clean and as expected
nice bed and clean bathroom
everything was clean and there was toiletries left for us to use
daniel was a fantastic host
daniel was very responsive
daniel is very responsive
and the quick reply was very helpful
he is a great host
the location is amazing
great value and location
perfect location to utk campus and downtown
great location not far from campus
great place very convenient location
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8. Highly-rated convenient condo

This vacation rental is cute and extremely convenient to all Knoxville attractions, giving you the feel of a home away from home. From an extremely comfortable Murphy bed, a Serta sleeper sofa that converts into a full-size bed to a fully equipped kitchen with a cook top stove, a coffee maker, a toaster oven and a microwave, this nicely renovated studio apartment has everything you’ll need away from home. On-site parking is available for the guests for a daily fee, and there is a modest outdoor pool that is open during summer months.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
327 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Enjoy Knoxville attractions

The walkable downtown, shopping centers, and music around every corner, art festivals such as the Big Ears Festival, the Knoxville Film Festival, and the Outdoor Knoxfest, all make Knoxville a fun and outdoorsy place to visit. So pack up a bag and book a cabin for rent in or near Knoxville.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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