10 of the Coolest Airbnb Rentals in the Queen City
Upgrade your next trip to Charlotte by staying in one of these unique Airbnb rentals.
by Ashley Rossi
Whether you’re looking to stay in a vacation rental on your next trip to Charlotte or are experimenting with the concept of staycationing, there are a variety of standout Airbnb properties around the city – from an Uptown penthouse to a treehouse lodge.
You’ll find this renovated 1960s Airstream on a fenced-in lot just outside of Uptown in the Belmont neighborhood. The campervan comfortably fits two and the private yard is perfect if you’re looking to bring your pet. Upgrades include a mini-kitchen, an HVAC system, high-speed fiber internet, indoor bathroom, shower and even a built-in sauna. Sleek interior design touches and a well-decorated deck make this Airbnb ideal for a couple’s getaway to an urban retreat. If you’re looking to explore the neighborhood, spots like Trade and Lore, Birdsong Brewing Co. and Intermezzo are all close-by.
Live out your childhood dreams in this brand new treehouse lodge located a few miles outside of Uptown. Set on a private pond, the property features a swing bed, fire pit, wrap-around deck, outdoor shower and plenty of hidden surprises to discover. While spacious, the treehouse is outfitted for two so it makes for a romantic weekend away in nature. There’s a grocery store nearby to stock up on supplies and an Uber or Lyft is readily accessible if needed.
This renovated 1930s cottage-style bungalow couldn’t be in a better location. The interior design is simple, yet comfortable, meaning it’ll be hard to get you to leave this gem. With two bedrooms – featuring queen beds – and a one-and-a-half bath, this Airbnb is a smart choice for couples traveling together, a group of friends or a family. Relax on the front porch, cook in the gorgeous kitchen or explore the South End neighborhood by foot or scooter. You’re just a few steps from the Light Rail stop on Bland Street as well as within walking distance to city-favorites like Latta Park, Lincoln’s Haberdashery, Hoppin’, Wooden Robot Brewery and Atherton Mill and Market.
Pro Tip: The host at this property is a professional chef, so trust her restaurant recommendations.
This tiny home is not really so tiny after all. The two-level contemporary guest house features two bedrooms (with queen-size beds), a full bathroom, a washer and dryer and a spacious, open concept kitchen and living area. Large windows open up to a private patio area complete with a grill to enjoy the outdoors. Pets are welcome, and Pack ‘n Play is available upon request. You’re minutes from trendy NoDa hot spots like Smelly Cat Coffee, Amélie's French Bakery & Café, The Goodyear House and NoDa Brewing.
Stay in one of Charlotte’s more famous garages at the Kube Charlotte. This converted two-car garage studio space was designed by local architect Zack Alsentzer and was featured on the 2017 Plaza Midwood Home Tour. There are two double beds as well as an air mattress for three guests total, making this Airbnb an ideal spot for a small family, couple or group of friends. Guests can enjoy an outdoor patio, kitchen, full bath and lofted area for some privacy. Plaza Midwood favorites on Central Avenue are about one mile away. Don’t miss Deli Street, a bakery, coffee and bottle shop, located steps from the Airbnb. Uptown and NoDa neighborhood dining, cultural and entertainment options are also just a short Uber/Lyft ride away.
Make yourself at home in this two-bedroom farmhouse style house located near Uptown and NoDa via the Light Rail (a three minute walk). The chic home features two queen-size beds, a full-size bathroom and a smartly-designed kitchen and living area. This Airbnb comfortably sleeps four, ideal for a family or couples traveling together. You can also request a Pack ‘n Play if needed. Enjoy your meals in the spacious kitchen or outdoor area, or opt to walk to Optimist Hall, a 22,000-square-foot food hall.
For those looking to stay in the heart of Uptown, look no further than this modern penthouse in the Ascent Uptown building. You’ll get access to a shared penthouse lounge with stunning views as well as a pool, gym and rooftop pool. The studio apartment can fit three guests between the king bed and air mattress. You’re minutes from Bank of America Stadium and Truist Field as well as the Mint Museum, green spaces and popular bars and restaurants. This is an ideal spot for first-timers to the Queen City or a girlfriend’s getaway.
Larger groups looking to visit Charlotte, take note. The Zen Garden features plenty of space, a hot tub, a spacious outdoor area and plenty more. This unique house fits seven guests, split between four beds. Located in the High Timbers neighborhood in Matthews, the large home is around 15 to 25 minutes from Charlotte area attractions like the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Achieve your ultimate glamping goals with this spectacular treehouse in Concord, NC, just 30-minutes away from Uptown Charlotte. Located on a 20-acre farm estate, you’ll have plenty of space to unwind during a solo vacation or couple’s weekend. The property has a pool, hot tub, fire pit, plenty of hammocks to find, as well as your own private deck and outdoor dining area and grill. You can stay at the treehouse any time of year thanks to A/C and heat. Note that the bathrooms are a shared eco-bathroom (yes, that means an outdoor shower - toiletries are provided) with the other equally as fun rentals on the property: the Greenhouse and Barn Loft. Roam the property at Green Ominvore Farm and you’ll encounter goats, the farm dog and even a beehive. If you do want to leave, Historic Downtown Concord is about 10-minutes away.
Grab nine of your friends and rent out this stunning, four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath standalone home located in Uptown’s walkable, Third Ward neighborhood. You’re close by to the 5.4-acre public park, Romare Bearden Park, along with museums like the Levine Museum of the New South. The spacious home is ideal for groups visiting the city for a sports game or families traveling together. Relax on the front porch or enjoy the backyard and patio complete with a fire pit and grill.