10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Raleigh, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Known as the “City of Oaks,” Raleigh, NC, is a modern Southern city bursting with energy. Due to the many universities and research centers, Raleigh is also known as the “Research Triangle”. Some of the brightest minds in the country live and work here. You will also find that the city is abundant with artists, culinary masters, and Southern culture. You can also find many exciting things to do in downtown Raleigh. Long story short, your trip here will be fun of adventure, and you need a comfy place to relax at night.

If you’re planning to visit, you’re probably wondering where you can find the best places to stay in this city. To help you in this matter, here are some of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Raleigh, North Carolina, where you can rejuvenate your body and your mind.

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 04, 2024.

1. Modern backyard studio for two (from USD 99)

Since this studio is located in downtown Raleigh, you’re pretty close to some of the city’s popular attractions. For this reason, you can go on a sightseeing tour with no problem. So, don’t miss your opportunity to visit Mordecai Historic Park, Raleigh Flea Market, and museums like the Raleigh City Museum and the North Carolina Museum of History.

This studio is also a great place to return to when you’re done with your sightseeing adventure because it’s comfortable and homey. You can cook something in the kitchen, and enjoy your meals in the living room while you catch up on your favorite show. If you have a companion, maybe you’ll enjoy playing chess.

Once you’re ready to hit the sack, you can plop down on the queen-size Murphy bed, and you’ll fall asleep in no time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
6.72 km (4.2 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
perfectly clean - minimalist but has everything you would need for a short stay in raleigh
getting around raleigh is super easy with a car or uber place was clean and comfortable
very cozy owner very friendly and eager to help
great neighborhood and location
in a great neighborhood close to downtown
great location close to fabulous restaurants & bars
mordecai (the neighborhood) is so charming plus there are lots of nearby restaurants and shops
excellent place to stay for a weekend in downtown raleigh
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2. Trendy studio with city attractions nearby (from USD 138)

Featuring a trendy interior design and a bright, airy space, this studio will lighten your mood the moment you step inside. The kitchen has all the appliances and equipment required for cooking a delicious meal. When it comes to entertainment, you can watch a movie on the 55-inch television, which already has access to many channels and streaming sites.

This unit also has a great location, so you can expect to find many of the city’s well-known sites nearby. Because of this, you can go on a Raleigh tour whenever you want, visiting landmarks like the North Carolina State Capitol, the North Carolina Executive Mansion, Moore Square, and the Marbles Kids Museums.

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6.28 km (3.9 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
41 reviews   Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfy too
please wall clean and stylish
it was very clean modern and the bed was super comfy
it had everything that we needed and was very clean and well decorated
very clean and comfortable will be staying here again
the host was gracious and kind
the owner was very kind and prompt
tom was amazing and very accommodating
our host was wonderful instructions were simple which made for an effortless trip
communication with the property owner was very easy
walking distance to everything and such great food downtown
walking distance to some very cool bars and restaurants
wonderful neighborhoods nearby to enjoy walking in the morning
the apartment location is great walking distance from restaurants museums and coffee shops
it is very close to the publix on peace st
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3. Luxurious retreat best for families (from USD 276)

One of the most luxurious Raleigh vacation rentals, this house is located in the coveted area of North Raleigh. Just one mile (1.7 km) from the Crabtree Mall, the home is close to all the amenities and attractions you need. Take a break from the usual sight seeing and enjoy a day spent surrounded by nature. The house comes with two bicycles to use on the Greenway Trail bike and hiking path.

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2.25 km (1.4 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
208 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
house was very clean and new
the house was clean and dealing with jeff was smooth and easy
the house was more than the usual clean one would find in a rental
jeff the owner is always responsive and helpful
the hosts were extremely helpful and attentive we would definitely stay again
loved this location for work staff visiting raleigh
the location was perfect for our stay—not too far from the airport and cameron village/north raleigh
very convenient location; being near the greenway was an added bonus
great location very spacious and well-stocked
the location was central to our activities and events and we would highly recommend a stay gratefully-lynn and family
this house was beautiful and so spacious for our group super comfortable beds beautiful grounds and a great location
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4. Bedroom retreat close to downtown (from USD 219)

Located in the heart of the city is this beautiful vacation home. You are within walking distance of Lion’s Park with playgrounds and tennis courts. The home is the perfect rental for small groups or families. All of the popular tourist attractions are only minutes away but enjoy peace and privacy while in the home.

“It was an awesome stay. Felt like home away from home. Liked the floor plan. Bedrooms away from open hang out area. Nice size deck to enjoy in the evening. Just all around comfy. Would definitely use this house again when in Raleigh. Thanks Brad” - Kristen

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Raleigh, NC, US
8.43 km (5.3 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
46 reviews  
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was perfect with a super comfortable couch enviable entertainment system and super comfy beds
it's a beautiful home with a very nice surround sound system and hd television
lovely deck comfy beds great tv and lots to do close by
the beds were extremely comfortable
great kitchen awesome television and movies and and and
very clean and nice
it was very clean and had plenty of room
the property was clean and well maintained very convienent to downtown
and host was very nice
brad was a great host and was very responsive and helpful when we had any questions
the surround sound in the living room was amazing owner was very responsive anytime we contacted him
brad was kind enough to accommodate us
timely and efficient communication with the owner
super close to grocery stores restaurants shopping etc
location was excellent and convenient as well
nice house great location super host
we had a great time brad was friendly and the house is close to everything
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5. Family-friendly abode with pool and hot tub access (from USD 216)

This home could easily be called the ultimate vacation getaway. Restaurants, attractions and shopping are a short drive away for those looking for excitement and things to do. But if you are more into rest and relaxation, then this home has that too. You will have the beauty of the woods in the back and a lake for water sports and fishing beside you. Plenty of board games and a surround sound home theater system to keep everyone entertained.

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8.88 km (5.6 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
105 reviews   Wifi Available
townhome 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were thick robes and bath towels shower and bathing supplies snacks and yummy treats in the fridge
very clean and well decorated with plenty of room for everyone
the pool area is also lovely and clean and large so people had lots of seating room
always the consummate host this home is definitely our home away from home
the owners maintain the house meticulously and care about the guests the same way
this house is just beautiful and the hosts were amazing and very helpful
we loved everything about the place and rob and susan are the nicest hosts imaginable
two of the nicest people you will ever meet as host
perfect location for our wedding events
the house is located in a quiet residential area and we felt safe walking to the play ground
we found the perfect location for our party if 6 adults
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6. Historic home with a covered terrace (from 128 USD)

This Colonial style home is great for business travelers, located 1 mile (1.7 km) from downtown Raleigh. A furnished library and office offers plenty of work space with beautiful views. Downstairs has a fully stocked kitchen including coffee, tea and oatmeal. Three bedrooms are all located upstairs. During the warmer months dine outside under the covered terrace.

Historic Home Near Downtown

Price: from 128 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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7. Well-located family home with a private backyard (from 210 USD)

Huge home in the Southwest part of Raleigh. This rental is great for large groups and extended families traveling together. The formal dining room, sun room, family room and 5 bedrooms offer plenty of space for everyone. There’s a large, private backyard for entertaining or just relaxing while the kids play.

“This home is a welcoming place if you would like to feel the privacy and convenience of being in a home away from home. It is enough space that no one has to be on top of one another. My family truly enjoyed the spaciousness throughout the house, still having privacy of the home with bedrooms upstairs and downstairs too. You will definitely not go wrong by choosing this as a place of rest and/or entertainment.” - Cynthia

Great home in the perfect location

Price: from 210 USD

Number of Guests: 11

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8. Cozy home on a wooded lot (from USD 220)

Located on a private, wooded lot, you will feel like you are miles away from everything. The charming 3 bedroom home is actually located a short drive from downtown. Two of the major shopping centers, Crabtree Mall and Brier Creek Shopping Center, are less than 5 miles (8 km) away. Spend your days exploring Raleigh and your nights watching the large flat screen TV or playing one of the many boardgames provided.

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8.89 km (5.6 mi) from North Carolina Museum of Art
109 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outdoor patio table and chairs bbq grill very nice
house was clean and spacious
everything was clean and very comfortable
the house was very clean and confortable
the home is clean comfortable and so cozy
comfy beds and so clean also the security deposit was refunded the same day we checked out
owner was very helpful
the owners left us a sweet welcome basket with snacks and wine
close to shops restaurants and many local attractions
the house is lovely and well stocked and the location was fantastic
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9. Fully furnished condo in North Hills (from 110 USD)

Fully stocked condo located in North Hills district of Raleigh. Perfect location for those who want to be close to the many attractions the city has to offer. Just minutes away are the Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant, shopping center and a movie theater. A quick 10 minute drive will get you downtown to explore the city.

Great for getaways

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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10. Light-filled accommodation with wooded views (from 136 USD)

This bright condo is located in a residential neighborhood close to downtown. Whether you want to shop, explore the city or enjoy one of the many outdoor activities to be found, you won’t have far to drive. Start your day enjoying the wooded views from the private patio. There’s a fully stocked kitchen for nights when you don’t feel like going out. Rest up after a long day of sight seeing in one of the two queen size beds.

Fantastic location close to shopping

Price: from 136 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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Full of natural wonders

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. The second biggest city in the state draws in thousands of visitors every year. Many come to explore the historic southern city and others to enjoy the outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and the many bike trails. And if you want a memorable Raleigh vacation, you should check out the rentals mentioned above.

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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