10 Vacation Rentals In Raleigh, North Carolina - Updated 2021

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Being the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has so much to offer in terms of tourism. From restaurants, bars, museums, recreational activities both indoor and outdoor, and to just simply strolling around the area, you will surely enjoy the city. One of the distinct features of Raleigh is that it’s surrounded with oak trees. Hence, giving it the name “the city of oaks.” Because of the many activities and sights to see in Raleigh, there are a lot of accommodations for both locals and tourists. That is why we have listed the top 10 vacation rentals in Raleigh, North Carolina, that we think will suit your dream vacation.

1. The spacious downtown guesthouse (from USD 73)

In a quiet neighborhood in Raleigh, you will find this spacious downtown guesthouse. From here, you many dining selections to choose from. For breakfast, the Yellow Dog Bakery is just a few walks away, for dinner, there are highly-rated restaurants nearby, and for dessert, you can check out Escazu for a yummy treat. The space has generous lighting, so the ambiance is very vibrant. It has loft ceilings, comfortable beds, a full private bathroom, and necessary kitchen equipment. An interesting fact about this place is that a train track is actually located nearby, but don’t worry because the noise it makes will not ruin your vacation experience. In fact, it might even put you to sleep.

Private Guesthouse in Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
487 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was nice to have a king-sized bed and the coffee/snacks were a nice touch
it was all very comfortable with some extras available in the coffee/tea/snack department
lovely space great location loved the a/c in the nc heat the keurig was a dream
very comfortable king size bed and cozy rugs and furniture
rebecca’s place is perfect lovely room very comfortable thoughtful amenities i hated to leave
Cleanliness:
it was totally spotless as well
so clean and well thought out
a good clean decorative place in nice town
the whole place was very clean and comfortable to stay in
a very lovely clean space in a nice neighborhood
Host:
rebecca was a great host who knows how to solve problems before they start
rebecca is a great host
great host space and experience thank you
she also has tips throughout the space so you know how everything works which was helpful
host left so much helpful information and the bed was sooo comfortable we didn’t want to leave
Location:
location was superb
the location was great and super central
the location is perfect
terrific location and great value
great location and great price
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2. The contemporary paradise (from USD 99)

This modern home is bold and tastefully finished with strong-colored interior and decorations that will definitely catch anyone’s eyes. This house has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, lots of windows with natural light, parking and an eastern inspired patio with fountain. A favorite feature is their chesterfield sofa that perfectly matches their big-screen TV. If you wish to expand your experience beyond this beautiful modern home, museums and nightlife are located nearby.

Downtown Pied-à-Terre
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
146 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had everything we needed and even extras like an ironing board iron and extra blankets
loved the coffee and the bed was comfy
the house was cozy and the coffee was a nice touch
the space is extremely comfortable and zen-like
the bed was comfortable and the heating system worked well
Cleanliness:
clean nice and stylish
the house was clean and comfortable
the place was so clean and well decorated
fantastic place very clean and very nice
a clean home with personality and style
Host:
great host and house was perfect
the host answered texts promptly and responded kindly to my requests
george is one of the best hosts we have had family or not
host is awesome and we would rent again
george was a very responsive host and check in was super easy
Location:
wonderful location just outside raleigh center
it was super close to downtown
great place to stay near downtown
easy access and good location to downtown
great location close to everything and very comfortable
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3. A walk-to-everything location (from USD 195)

At the heart of downtown Raleigh is this artist-owned home, which is proud of its convenient location. Staying at this house means that everything is walkable and accessible! From restaurants, bars, to coffee shops, and a free R-line shuttle, you can go to them all just by walking. This house can accommodate six people and has two master bedrooms and a bonus sleeper sofa for extra guests.

**Walk To Everything!**
63 reviews
townhome 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home was so comfortable that it was difficult to leave to explore Raleigh
A big thank you to the owner because the master suite bed was so comfortable
I was concerned about the closeness of the railway line
so we felt safe here with our children
well looked after home Situated conveniently to town and easy drive to
Host:
She responded quickly to us
We had a couple of questions and contacted the property owner
We loved the home and the location; the owner was great to work with
I would definatelt book this home again and the owner was very sweet and hospitable in our communication back and forth
Upon arrival there was a binder with instructions and recommendations a bottle of wine and coffee available which
Location:
It is so convenient to downtown within walking distance of restaurants on Glenwood Avenue and very close to Cameron Village shopping
This is a great property within walking distance to many restaurants and bars We greatly enjoyed our stay
plus there is a grill out on the deck
I found a note from Anne
Oh and Reverse Charades
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4. Little escape home

If you wish to have an intimate experience with the places in Raleigh, this little home can be the perfect match. Only a few steps away from this rental home is Person Street district which houses famous establishments like the Yellow Dog, the Station, and Pelagic Beer. And within a 25-minute walk, you will be greeted with a free R-line bus ride to downtown where you can explore more places. This house is completely private and has a full bath, kitchen, a small dining area, and a small living area. Be sure to not miss out on this location! It may be small - but it has so much to offer!

Delightful Downtown Carriage House
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
629 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was perfect
the bed was extremely comfortable
the room is very comfortable and homey
the style and comfort of the room was a perfect balance
Cleanliness:
clean and cozy
super clean and welcoming
everything was clean and worked perfectly
nice stay - clean and homey
the place was very clean and comfortable
Host:
loved the hosts local recommendations
jay and mary we’re great hosts
the hosts were incredibly hospitable and provided great recommendations
host and hostess very friendly
the hosts were very accommodating as well
Location:
located in a nice neighborhood close to downtown
great location close to downtown
place was cute and great location
great location really cute neighborhood
this place is really cute
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5. The charming private apartment

Charming is an understatement for this private apartment in Raleigh. If you’re looking for something simple, yet has something new to offer, this is the place to go. We call this apartment charming because of the little touches that make it creative and unique, and not only that, you can enjoy multiple amenities such as the following: a queen bed, a twin daybed with a pull out trundle bed underneath in the smaller room, and tennis rackets and bicycle which are available upon request. If guests want total privacy, this will not be a problem because the guest suite is closed off from the main house.

Charming Private Apt. near Downtown
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
771 reviews
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
derrick has a lovely cottage style apartment
awesome and comfortable space for small family (2 adults and 2 kids ages 4 & 8)
the apartment had a comfortable bed and couch and several excellent local tips were available for our stay
the apartment was lovely and so convenient to everything - coffee shop restaurants breweries and even downtown raleigh
also he had the most comfortable bedsheets i’ve ever slept on
Cleanliness:
the space was clean and well equipped
the space was quiet clean and stylish
clean safe centrally locates
this apartment was super nice and clean
added bonus the place was very clean and had an awesome vibe
Host:
great host - very responsive
wonderful host cold drinks ready for us and anything we may have forgotten at home
except an extremely helpful airbnb owner
derrick’s a great host and was very welcoming
derrick was quick to respond and offer helpful suggestions
Location:
great location close to downtown
great location close to everything
great location close to everything
perfect location in a safe neighborhood
great location and great value
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6. The cozy urban home

Planning to visit nearby schools in Raleigh? This is the perfect place to stay in if that’s the case because schools like NC State, Meredith College are located just close by. Some establishments are also at a walking distance such as major shopping malls, and Trader Joe’s. Inside this cozy urban home, you will be pleased to see a newly and uniquely renovated home with a modern touch. The space has a new backyard and patio plus a hot tub that you can enjoy for your relaxation needs.

2 Bed/2 Bath in the City
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
348 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i am an airbnb fan and this was one of my favorite homes
had a small intimate birthday gathering and the kitchen was perfect to make a nice birthday dinner
Cleanliness:
i liked the clean smell when i stepped in
mike’s place was clean and comfy
the hot tub was clean and relaxing
a+ place stylish clean and great location
everything was sparkling clean and very quiet at night
Host:
mike is an excellent host and gave great recommendations to local restaurants and activities in raleigh
mike was a great host with lots of local tips
mike was a great host and responded to messages almost instantly
the property owner showed great pride and professionalism in his management of the establishment
the host was quick with replies and his eating/drinking suggestions were greatly appreciated
Location:
really cute and relaxing place
the location is great very near the university and downtown
it’s in good location
great location and nice neighbors and community
the location is perfect- we never felt too far from anything
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7. The secret guest house with a garden

Looking for a vacation place that’s cinematic and Instagram friendly? This secret guest house with a garden is the answer to your cinematic dreams. This apartment is hidden and tucked away in Oakwood, which is the historic district of downtown Raleigh. One of our favorite features about this home is having your own front porch with an overlooking view of a surrounding garden. In here, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and have the time of your life. We suggest this place to those who want a peaceful experience away from the hustle and bustle, as well as a sense of tranquility. This location is definitely one of a kind!

Historic Downtown Raleigh Garden Guest House
11 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Only ranking 4 stars because the internet on site was super slow throughout our stay
Host:
This was the only stay that checked all of those boxes
great location and the owners where great communicators and made sure we had everything we needed
Cute clean and well appointed
Location:
Great place close to downtown
Great location close to town but in a residential area
The cottage was just what I was looking for and within easy walking distance of historic downtown Raleigh
The weather was very hot during my visit but the A/C in the cottage worked perfectly
the property management company was so very friendly Close to several historic attractions - in a great neighborhood
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8. The minimalist house

Aside from this house’s full white walls, what we like about this space is its spacious feel as well as the additional office room where guests can do some necessary work while on vacation. The location is also very convenient because it’s near parks, restaurants, galleries, museums, government offices, and the nightlife. If you want a guaranteed easy living, something that will make your travel less stressful and lighter, we suggest that you stay at this minimalist house in Raleigh.

Immaculate House - Downtown Raleigh
721 E Lenoir St
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. The gorgeous condo

the gorgeous condo
Source: www.vrbo.com

In the neighborhood of Boylan Heights, you will find this gorgeous condo that can hold a maximum of four people. This space is ideal for trips going to the city, and it will only take you fifteen minutes going to the airport. Some nearby establishments that you can quickly walk to are the following: Boylan Bridge Brewpub, The Pit Restaurant, Tuscan Blu Italian Restaurant, and Five Star Restaurant and Bar. Inside, you will find two spacious bedrooms, an entertainment area with Netflix and Apple TV, high-speed WiFi, free toiletries, and other basic necessities. Outside, you can enjoy a private balcony.

Gorgeous 3 bed Condo Dtown Raleigh!
Raleigh, NC, US
13 reviews
condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
other 2 baths were on the smaller side
Very spacious well-appointed beautiful and comfortable decor nice to have one designated parking space
cleanliness very comfortable beds
everything in working order Cannot think of anything it was lacking
This was our second visit and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time Very comfortable stylish condo with everything you need
Cleanliness:
Master bath was very large
super comfortable and clean Laura was delightful host
Host:
Laura was extremely responsive and helpful ex: our coffee pot malfunctioned and she had a brand new one delivered to use within 2 hours
She was quick to respond to questions and left water/snacks on the counter which was a nice touch
Wonderful all the way around
Clean Wonderfully stocked Great location
It was very clean very comfortable and the owner was extremely nice and easy to contact
Location:
The location is also wonderful as you can stroll around downtown Raleigh or walk to Cameron Village or NC State
Beautifully appointed condo with plenty of room for my brother's and sister Very quiet neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants and bars in the downtown area
The property is beautiful clean well-equipped and in a great location
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10. The newly-renovated historic home

Did you know that there’s a 19th-century neighborhood located in downtown Raleigh? This newly-renovated historic home, also known as the John Lanier House, is the epitome of DIY and classic. This house has a Neoclassical Revival exterior plus art decorations that match the theme. Almost everything inside and within the house is handmade. The master suite is large, and it now includes a garden tub and standup shower. Staying at this vacation home is definitely a privilege because not only will you be relaxed, but you’re also experiencing culture and art.

Gorgeous Historic Home In Downtown Raleigh.
9 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
My husband and I stayed here with our four adult children while attending a wedding downtown
The home is spacious and well appointed with every amenity one might want (wifi directtv large screen TV and a great kitchen )
Host:
The owners were great to work with and very responsive to any question we had
The house is even more impressive in person
My family was in town for a wedding and even though Hurricane Florence changed our plans greatly we had a wonderful time and totally enjoyed this house Beautifully decorated and well stocked
The house is just awesome and perfectly located Darin made everything he could to make sure we have a good time in Raleigh
The home is spacious clean and well stocked
Location:
The location is wonderful- charming neighborhood and close to everything
The home is in great condition in a beautiful neighborhood
Great place Really well stocked for any needs
This was without a doubt one of the best VRBOs we've ever had and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in downtown Raleigh
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Enjoy the city of oaks!

Raleigh is one of the most underrated places you can visit to have that peaceful and relaxing vacation you’ve always been waiting for.

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