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

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on April 23, 2024.

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

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Whether you’re a new resident, a frequent visitor, or a local, we’re leaving no detail behind. If you live in the Raleigh area and are wondering, “What are the best Airbnbs near me?” we think this NC travel guide will help you out!

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.

Airbnbs in Downtown Raleigh

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, and unique Airbnbs in Raleigh, NC. 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 shop 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

Looking into the Airbnb from the patio with blue furniture in Raleigh

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. 

$199/night | 3 bedrooms
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Oak City Lights

A small Airbnb with outdoor lights and a small garden

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! 

$285/night | 4 bedrooms
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Spacious Historic Home

a modern living space with gray and white furniture

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! 

$230/night | 4 bedrooms
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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

an eclectic exterior of a brick Airbnb in Raleigh

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.

$145/night | 1 bedroom
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More Residential Airbnbs in Raleigh

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

Cute Condo Near Downtown (Cameron Village)

a quaint living space in Cameron Village

This cute condo is a great pick, 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!

$124/night | 2 bedrooms
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private contemporary-style home with a spiral staircase

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. 

$80/night | 1 bedroom
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Heart of the City

a spacious tiny home bungalow-style living space with a kitchen and living area

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!

$218/night | 3 bedrooms
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Modern Retreat near Downtown Raleigh

a blue couch as the centerpiece of a stylish living area

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

A gray tiny home hooked to a trailer in the woods of North Carolina

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. 

$146/night | 1 bedroom (Glamping Hub)
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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!

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 choices for the best Airbnb in Raleigh NC 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 on our Facebook Group!

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