15 of the Best Airbnbs in Raleigh (Downtown, Residential Areas, and Nearby Towns)

Last Updated on June 9, 2021

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Raleigh is packed with fun and educational museums, amazing restaurants, and plenty more things to do. Since the city can easily turn any day trip into a weekend getaway, we think you should know about these awesome Airbnbs in Raleigh.

Whether you are looking to stay in a historic neighborhood or a modern condo in the heart of downtown, these places will have you ready to book at least a couple of nights in our capital city!

Here’s how we’ve organized this guide (Main Sections in Bold followed by Sub-sections):

  • Airbnbs in Raleigh’s Downtown
  • Airbnbs in South Park (Center-South End of Downtown)
  • Airbnbs in Mordecai (North End of Downtown)
  • Airbnbs in Historic Oakwood
  • More Residential Airbnbs in Raleigh (Still Inside the Beltline)
  • 2 Surprise Bonus Picks
  • More Things to Do in Raleigh (Related Posts)

This post is part of our series on the coolest Airbnbs in North Carolina. We’ve also featured Airbnbs in Durham, as well as near Asheville in the mountains and Wilmington and the Outer Banks on the coast.

Airbnbs in Raleigh

We have not personally stayed at these Airbnbs in Raleigh but have researched them just for you. If you do book one of these places, we may receive a commission when you use our link.

Note that all of the photos used in this article are courtesy of the property owners via Airbnb.

Downtown

Warehouse District Modern Condo

Of all the Airbnbs in Raleigh, this one is the most centrally located!

Explore the Warehouse District in this modern, beautifully decorated condo. Of all the Airbnbs in Raleigh, this one is closest to many of the city’s best things to do.

Walk fun spots like Morgan Street Food Hall and the Contemporary Art Museum (one of the best free attractions!) or go shopping at Urban Outfitters.

This is the perfect stay for those wanting to be in the heart of the city!

$101/night | 1 bedroom
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South Park

South Park is in the center-south end of downtown, not too far from Transfer Co Food Hall and Fayetteville St.

Modern 3-Bedroom with Fenced-in Backyard

Walk Downtown from Modern 3BR with Fenced Backyard Raleigh Airbnb 1

This Raleigh Airbnb is an easy walk to City Market, Moore Square, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, and many more places. The home has an open concept kitchen and dining room with a beautiful screened-in porch.

It is fully equipped for 6 to 7 people and comes with high-speed WiFi and smart TVs. 

$195/night | 3 bedrooms
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Oak City Lights

Oak City Lights Airbnbs in Raleigh

This lovely home is located in South Park and has a large fenced-in yard equipped with a putting green, grill, picnic arena, and large seated porch.

This is the first of our Airbnbs in Raleigh that is specifically noted as pet-friendly! 

$204/night | 4 bedrooms
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Spacious Historic Home

Spacious Historic Home near Downtown Raleigh Airbnb 1

This spacious home is in a beautiful, peaceful neighborhood full of historic and freshly renovated houses. The home boasts a large backyard, indoor gym equipment, and a hot tub.

Enjoy a great family escape as it’s big enough for everyone and has enough ways to keep everyone entertained! 

$250/night | 4 bedrooms
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Mordecai

Downtown Raleigh Walkable

Downtown Raleigh walkable Fenced porch grill cozy Raleigh Airbnb

Located in the Mordecai neighborhood (near Glenwood) is this townhome meant to be your home away from home. Talk a short walk and you’ll find yourself near restaurants, bars, parks, arts & cultural venues.

The home itself is newly renovated and includes an open and large kitchen, a big porch with a fenced-in yard, a grill with outdoor dining furniture, and many more amenities!

$109/night | 1 bedroom
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Historic Oakwood

Historic Oakwood is a neighborhood that’s close to many of Oak City’s best-known things to do. It’s also full of historic, very nice homes, with some made available to folks like you seeking Airbnbs in Raleigh.

New Downtown Studio

New Downtown Studio Raleigh Airbnb

While staying at this studio guest house, you can use one of the two bikes provided at this place.

Also available to you is a full kitchenette equipped with a Nespresso and mini-fridge. Included in the space is a 55-inch smart TV with Roku and Samsung soundbar.

Note: This space allows some small dogs on a case-by-case basis.

$105/night | 1 bedroom
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Fresh New Studio in Downtown Raleigh

Fresh New Studio in Downtown Raleigh Airbnb

Stay at this new studio suite, just a short distance away from Historic Oakwood! Enjoy easy access to restaurants, coffee shops, museums, parks, and more.

The home is equipped with a smart TV, streaming services, and fiber WiFi. 

$68/night | 1 bedroom
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Stroll Downtown from Charming Contemporary Escape

Stroll Downtown from Charming Contemporary Escape Raleigh Airbnb

This beautiful place is only blocks away from Marbles Kids Museum (one of the best things to do with kids!), All Saints Chapel, the Convention Center, and the Person Street corridor.

Feel fully prepared with all the essentials you could need while staying here! 

$195/night | 3 bedrooms
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Penthouse Living in Downtown Raleigh

Just outside of Historic Oakwood (but close enough) is this beautiful condo to make your base for exploration!

Of all the Airbnbs in Raleigh that we’ll feature, this home might be the most tech-friendly. It’s equipped with Fiber Wi-Fi, smart TVs, streaming services, and Google Home products. 

$118/night | 2 bedrooms
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More Residential Airbnbs in Raleigh

These Airbnbs in Raleigh are a bit further away from downtown’s center but are still located in very nice areas.

Cute Condo Near Downtown (Cameron Village)

Cute Condo Near Downtown Raleigh Airbnbs

This cute condo is a great pick and not just because it’s in Cameron Village! Cross the street and find yourself in Fred Fletcher Park, where you can go for a walk, a picnic, or enjoy other outdoor activities.

The condo is updated and includes high-speed internet, smart TV with streaming access, a full kitchen with cooking necessities, and more!

$116/night | 2 bedrooms
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Sanctuary

Social Distancing Sanctuary Raleigh Airbnb

Enjoy this private room in a contemporary style home in a residential area of Raleigh, still inside the I-440 Beltline.

Take in all the natural light that comes through this home and the private bathroom to the bedroom. The living room is equipped with a TV that has an Amazon Fire Stick and all the kitchen essentials you could need. 

$65/night | 1 bedroom
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Heart of the City

Heart of the City Raleigh Airbnb

Stay in this cute, artfully designed bungalow located off Wade Avenue within a 10-minute drive from Cameron Village and Downtown. The house is bright and welcoming, so stay home or explore—either way, you’ll love it!

$208/night | 3 bedrooms
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Modern Retreat near Downtown Raleigh

Modern Retreat near Downtown Raleigh Airbnb

Take a spin at modern living in this guesthouse, only 1-mile from the popular Five Points Neighborhood. Five Points is home to places such as Crafty Beer and Wine, Rialto Theatre, Third Place Coffee, and more.

This space is fully equipped with kitchen and bathroom essentials and the living room tv is set-up with an Amazon Fire Stick and a Blu-Ray player. 

$150/night | 1 bedroom
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Bonus: The Tiniest Home in Raleigh

The Tiniest Home in Raleigh Airbnb

This tiny home in Southwest Raleigh has all you’ll need both inside and around the area. Besides this being the cutest and tiniest of our Airbnbs in Raleigh, this one is a 5-minute walk away from Lake Johnson Park, one of our favorite places to walk and ride bikes!

The home itself has a deck for you to enjoy your morning coffee, a functional kitchen, and a cozy living room with a smart TV. 

$79/night | 1 bedroom
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We’ve created a guide with many more tiny homes in North Carolina, in case you’re seeking cute spaces throughout the state!

Double Bonus: Wake Forest Family Friendly Pool w/ Pool & Treehouse

Family Friendly Home with Pool and Treehouse Raleigh Airbnbs 1

We also wanted to give you an option away from the city, in case you liked to keep things as suburban as possible. Check out this home in Wake Forest built for a family trip!

It boasts a large living space perfect for family game nights, with an open kitchen to make gathering around for meals easy. Additional perks include an indoor gym and it’s pet-friendly!

$154/night | 3 bedrooms
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Ready to Book One of these Airbnbs in Raleigh?

With a great mix of places in and around downtown (with some added bonuses), we think these Airbnbs in Raleigh will make your stay as memorable as possible!

If you were to choose, which of these Airbnbs in Raleigh would be your first pick? We’d love to know which ones look forward to hearing more about your visits to Oak City either here in the comments or our Facebook Group!

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