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13 Wonderful Durham Airbnbs (Amazing Short Term Rentals!)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on March 5, 2024.

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Durham has some pretty wonderful hotels, with The Durham among our favorite examples. In case you’re seeking an even more personal stay, we think these Durham Airbnbs are among the coolest in North Carolina.

Inside this guide, we’re sharing treehouses, tiny homes, lofts, and other interesting places to stay. Get your booking fingers ready for these lovely and oh-so-wonderful Durham Airbnbs.

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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 Durham area and are wondering, “What are the best Airbnbs near me?” we think this NC travel guide will help you out!

Best Durham Airbnbs

This article curates Durham Airbnbs we may not have personal experience with, but we still think you can enjoy them based on the photos and amazing reviews.

All images come courtesy of Airbnb.

The Sidekick

Meet our first Durham Airbnb, known as the Sidekick.

The first of our Durham Airbnbs sits in the rear yard of a historic property known as The Sidekick. It’s a thoughtfully restored carriage house surrounded by peaceful woods and grand homes.

Part cowboy clubhouse, part restful retreat, this chic, calm, and clean place is perfect for a getaway or tiny gathering. Here, you can enjoy a dip in the saline pool, lounge around, and play yard games in the backyard butterfly garden.

You can also rest your sleepy head on luxurious linens in this sweet little loft bedroom.

$170/night (4 guests, 1 bed)
Book it!

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Tiny House in the Trees

A tiny house from the exterior in the woods.

This loft is the ultimate place for a cozy, intimate stay. The home is only 120 square feet, but it’s one of the best Airbnbs in Durham and offers a truly cozy and rustic feel!

Located in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood near Northgate Park, this Durham Airbnb is perfect for some of that R&R.

$88/night (2 guests, 2 studio beds)
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Recently Renovated Chic Durham Farmhouse

a modern living space with a couch, table, and high celings

We have a 1918 Cape Cod home, only 7 minutes from downtown. This place in edgy East Durham is a recently renovated, modern, and bright Airbnb.

Within a short drive is Ponysaurus Brewing, and it’s only a mile from North Carolina Central University, too.

$70/night (4 guests, 3 beds)
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Beautiful & Cozy Backyard Tiny House

a tiny cabin in the woods of North Carolina

This tiny home/Durham Airbnb is pet-friendly and even has a gated yard for your furry friends to run around.

It’s just a 10-minute drive to downtown from here, so you’re close enough but in a home nestled in the woods of a quiet neighborhood. The closest outdoor space is West Point on Eno City Park, one of our favorite spots to walk along the river.

Inside this home is a kitchenette, a full-size tub, and a queen bed to keep you comfortable during your stay.

$76/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
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Modern Cottage with a Vintage Twist

A quaint interior with a large couch and windows leading into the next room.

Our next Durham Airbnb is in Historic Trinity Park, an updated cottage with modern appliances and vintage fixtures. Quite a few bars and restaurants sit within walking distance of this place, putting you right in the middle of all the action!

$110/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
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Cozy Bull City Home (Dog Friendly)

A living room with a couch, TV, and fireplace in Durham NC

This spacious home near Forest Hills (love that part of town!) is perfect for a family or group of friends who want to be near Duke University and downtown Durham.

You’re also just a few blocks away from awesome restaurants like NuvoTaco and Q Shack, to name a couple. This property is also dog-friendly and allows up to two good boys (or girls)!

Cost: $125/night (6 guests, 4 beds)
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Triangle Treehouse

A trendy tiny home with a dark blue couch and a hammock with a TV in North  Carolina.

This Durham treehouse is beautiful and modern while still possessing a rustic feel. It’s in a great spot in Hope Valley, which makes it the best Airbnb near Duke University.

It’s not too far from campus, downtown, and Research Triangle Park, but still has a really peaceful setting.

While you’re staying there, enjoy time on the deck or on the bike/running path nearby.

$97/night (3 guests, 1 bed)
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Modern Tiny House in the Trees

a gray tiny house in the woods of Durham North Carolina

This brand-new tiny house seems far away from everything, but is only minutes from downtown Durham, also in Hope Valley! It’s the ideal place to feel relaxed without skrimping on location.

At this Durham, NC Airbnb, you’ll have a beautiful screened-in porch with a swing, offering a nice view at any time of day.

$195/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
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Comfy, Cool Bungalow

red Adirondack chairs in front of a gray tiny home Airbnb in North Carolina

This beautiful 1920s home sits in Old North Durham and is within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and more downtown. If you’re in town for a Bulls game or a show, this place isn’t too far from DPAC, the DBAP, and, of course, the Historic American Tobacco District.

The back deck is equipped with a grill and dining area and a fire pit in the yard for you to enjoy. 

$118/night (6 guests, 3 beds)
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Prime Pad

A trendy seating area in the middle of Durham, NC.

This BRAND-NEW listing is a recently remodeled apartment in downtown NC. The Super Hosts who own it know what they’re doing, so you won’t be disappointed while staying at this Durham Airbnb!

The place is also close to the downtown shops, restaurants, and more Durham attractions you’ll want to see. 

$48/night (7 guests, 4 beds)
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Cozy Art Cabin Among Organic Gardens

a lively garden area behind and Airbnb in Raleigh NC

Feel like you’re in another world in this shabby-chic, unique property outside Durham, near Jordan Lake. Enjoy a meal or your morning coffee on the back deck or in the gardens before venturing out.

You’ll never get bored here with unique buildings on the land and art and mosaics to see.

$70/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
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Artsy Charm in a Cheerful Renovated 50s Cottage

a nice seating area in a Raleigh Airbnb.

This Airbnb in Durham is perfect for those looking to stay in an artsy space with nice finishing touches. Enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, and a newly renovated kitchen.

It’s not far from Broad St favorites like Joe Van Gogh, and 9th St highlights like Elmo’s Diner.

$177/night (4 guests, 2 beds)
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Freshly Renovated Bungalow

A massive living area in one of the best Raleigh Airbnb's

This Durham Airbnb is in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lyon Park, near Morehead Ave. It’s close to the Cocoa Cinnamon’s Lakewood location, the one with the churros, so that’s an added bonus.

Amenities include a stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, Google Dots, a smart TV, and other fun tech. You’ll also enjoy the huge backyard with a hammock, both perfect for relaxing! 

$213/night (8 guests, 6 beds)
Book it!

Ready to Visit The Best Airbnbs in Durham, NC?

We love sharing posts like this and hope you enjoy dreaming about your next fun place to stay. It all started when someone asked for posts like this in our Facebook Group.

If you enjoyed a night or more at one of these places, we’d love it if you joined and told everyone about it. You can also let us know in the comments section or by email.

And if you haven’t stayed at one of these Durham Airbnbs, we’d love to know which would be your first pick!

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