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.
Experience tiny living with all of the modern conveniences. The contemporary guest house features one bedroom, a full bathroom, a washer and dryer, and an open concept kitchen and living area. There’s a private entrance with access to a backyard to enjoy. As an added bonus, the property is also pet-friendly. You’re minutes from trendy NoDa hot spots like Smelly Cat Coffee, The Hobbyist, The Goodyear House and NoDa Brewing Company.
Get the best of both worlds at this renovated cottage located just 100 yards away from Lake Norman. Set on 1 acre of woodland you and your group of friends or family can hang out at the fire pit by night and head to the dock and enjoy the water by day. (Note: The dock is shared with one other neighbor.) There are three bedrooms and four beds, accommodating up to eight guests, along with two bathrooms. Located in a quiet neighborhood, you’re also just five minutes away from shopping and restaurants in Mooresville, like Eddie’s on Lake Norman.
This cottage-style bungalow couldn’t be in a better location. With two bedrooms – featuring queen beds – and one bath, this Airbnb is a smart choice for couples traveling together, a small group of friends or a family with kids. Relax in the backyard, cook in the renovated kitchen or explore the South End neighborhood by foot or scooter. You’re within walking distance to city-favorites like Seoul Food Meat Company, Wooden Robot Brewery and the Design District.
The three-bed, one-bath home is just a 10-minute walk from everything downtown Davidson has to offer, from Main Street’s “restaurant row” to Davidson College’s campus. Back at the rental, enjoy a small outdoor oasis with a fire pit as well as a completely renovated interior with a Fixer Upper vibe.
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 (one doubles as a couch in the living area) as well as an air mattress, 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.
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.
This lakeside vacation rental is perfect for couples traveling together or a family looking for a secluded retreat. This large house has three bedrooms and bathrooms and can accommodate up to six guests—the third bedroom and bath has a separate entrance in the basement. You’ll have access to a large patio, outdoor fire pit (the hosts provide starter logs), trails, the lake, and a private covered dock, boat slip and swimming platform. While WiFi is limited, the hosts note that cellular service is abundant, so you can stay connected if needed (DirectTV is also available).
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 seven 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.
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.