Last Updated on April 13, 2021
Last Updated on April 13, 2021
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Durham is home to 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.
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 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 just rest your sleepy head on luxurious linens in this sweet little loft bedroom.
$170/night (4 guests, 1 bed)
Beautiful Alley House
This Durham Airbnb is new, professionally designed, and constructed by an award-winning builder. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, thoughtfully crafted home for your stay, then this is it.
The hosts also have EV car charging, office space, or bicycles upon request. This home sits close to downtown and Duke University and can be booked from 1 to 4 bedrooms to fit your specific needs.
$108/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
$121/night (4 guests, 2 beds)
$275/night (8 guests, 4 beds)
Tiny House in the Trees
This loft is the ultimate place for a cozy, intimate stay. The home is only 120 square feet 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.
$78/night (2 guests, 2 studio beds)
Recently Renovated Chic Durham Farmhouse
Here, 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.
$65/night (4 guests, 3 beds)
Beautiful & Cozy Backyard Tiny House
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 the Eno City Park, one of our fave spots to walk along the river.
Inside this home, there is a kitchenette, a full-size tub, and a queen bed to keep you comfortable during your stay.
$75/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
Modern Cottage with a Vintage Twist
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!
$87/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
Cozy Bull City Home (Dog Friendly)
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: $105/night (6 guests, 4 beds)
This Durham treehouse is beautiful and modern while still possessing a rustic feel. It’s in a great spot in Hope Valley, which isn’t too far from Duke, downtown, and even Research Triangle Park.
While you’re staying there, enjoy time on the deck or on the bike/running path nearby.
$97/night (3 guests, 1 bed)
Modern Tiny House in the Trees
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.
Here, you’ll have a beautiful screened-in porch with a swing, offering a nice view at any time of day.
$150/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
We’ve featured this one a few times, especially among the most adorable tiny houses in North Carolina.
Comfy, Cool Bungalow
This beautiful 1920s home sits in Old North Durham and is walking distance to 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, as well as a fire pit in the yard for you to enjoy.
$123/night (6 guests, 3 beds)
This BRAND-NEW listing is a recently remodeled apartment in downtown. The Super Hosts who own it know what they’re doing, so you won’t be disappointed during your stay at this Durham Airbnb!
The place is also close to the downtown shops, restaurants, and more Durham attractions you’ll want to see.
$109/night (7 guests, 4 beds)
Cozy Art Cabin Among Organic Gardens
Feel as though 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.
With unique buildings on the land and art and mosaics to see, you’ll never get bored here.
$50/night (2 guests, 1 bed)
Artsy Charm in a Cheerful Renovated 50s Cottage
This home 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.
$143/night (4 guests, 2 beds)
Freshly Renovated Bungalow
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!
$160/night (8 guests, 6 beds)
Ready to Book One of These Durham Airbnbs?
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’re also welcome to 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!