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9 Chic Airbnbs in Charlotte, North Carolina

by Holly Riddle
Updated September 23, 2021

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Charlotte, North Carolina, is known as “The Queen City.” And it’s every bit as regal as you’d expect.

With a rich sense of Southern hospitality and a strong sense of history, Charlotte is a popular place for leisure travelers, especially given its generally affordability. While Charlotte offers no shortage hotels from all the requisite national brands, you’ll lose part of the experience if you don’t sleep in one the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. And what better way to experience a neighborhood to its fullest than by renting a homestay from Airbnb?

Whether you need something to fit the whole family or are looking for a basecamp for a couple to see and experience Charlotte’s cool restaurants, you’ll probably find the perfect airbnb in Charlotte on this list of the nine best.

1. The Dapperton

The Dapperton
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Why you should stay: Luxury apartment living in Uptown.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $139/night

The Dapperton is just that — a dapper little condo that delights with its comfortable decor and luxurious style in the heart of Uptown. This Charlotte airbnb feels more like a hotel suite at a trendy boutique property than a private residence.

When the weather’s nice, sit out on the balcony, or if it’s not, whip up a delicious meal in the well-equipped galley kitchen and enjoy it in the stylish dining room, with rich green accents and velvet seating for four. When you’re ready to explore, just step out your door; you’re within walking distance of some of Charlotte’s top attractions.

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2. The Tiny One House

The Tiny One House
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Why you should stay: Budget-friendly minimalistic airbnb in Charlotte on a sleepy street.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $92/night

The Tiny One House is a bit removed from the busier Charlotte city streets, on the backside of a private property with plenty of outdoor space to complement the tiny home’s more minimal interior space.

Inside, expect tall ceilings, clean white lines, and an airy feel accented by the thriving plant life. The first floor is a small kitchen, bathroom, and living space, while a loft provides a bed for two. Outside, you’ve got a hammock, yard space, fire pit, and even a basketball hoop to enjoy. And at night, you’ll love the peace and quiet offered by this side street, as opposed to staying in a busier spot.

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3. The Carolina Treehouse

The Carolina Treehouse
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Why you should stay: Glamping, but in the city.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $308/night

Torn between a glamping experience and a city airbnb in Charlotte? With The Carolina Treehouse, you can enjoy both. This gorgeous, mammoth treehouse is like a luxury home in the forest, with its carefully curated decor, chandeliers, antique furniture, and stylish accents.

Outdoor privacy is easy to come by, from the outdoor shower to the ample deck space, pond, and dock. It’s an outdoor getaway sure to impress, but you’re also only about a 15-minute drive from downtown when you want to explore the city’s hip offerings.

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4. Myers Park Apartment

Myers Park Apartment
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Why you should stay: A modern apartment in a historic neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $169/night

This Myers Park apartment may look unassuming from its plain, white exterior, but step inside and you’ll be greeted by a beautifully furnished home with a heavy helping of style. From the stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen to the sleek and spacious marble bathroom with double sinks, everything feels updated and spotless.

You also can’t beat the neighborhood; the Myers Park suburb is near Cherry, the city’s oldest surviving Black neighborhood, founded in the 1800s on a thousand-acre cotton farm. There’s a lot of history in the area and things to do, including the Mint Museum (it’s an art gallery, not a mint) and the Wing Haven Bird Sanctuary.

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5. Waterside Boho Home

Waterside Boho Home
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Why you should stay: Wide open spaces inside and out for a big group.

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $208/night

Looking for an airbnb in Charlotte that can fit the entire family or a group of traveling friends? You’ve found it. This 11-guest, waterside boho home rental ticks all the boxes for a great group getaway. With nearly 2,000 square feet of space, there’s loads of room for everyone to spread out inside and out.

Inside, colorful boho-style decor awaits, offering tons of seating between the living and dining rooms. A huge kitchen provides ample space for cooking up group meals, and there’s extra seating outside in case some in your party want to dine al fresco.

When you’re ready to head outside, you’ll find a big yard on a pond with its own dock. While you’re a bit of a drive from the center city, you’re not too far away from some of the restaurants, parks, and outlets shops in the suburbs, making this a good choice if the focus of the trip is getting together with the fam for a few days, not maximizing the hours in the city.

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6. The Kube

The Kube
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Why you should stay: Big style in a tiny home for under a hundo.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 14 nights
  • Rates from: $81/night

The Kube, also called the Svartkub (a Swedish slang term for “black cube”) is, well, a black cube. This tiny home boasts big style thanks to the owners’ careful design choices. While the home is all-black-everything on the exterior, the inside is bright, light, airy, and filled with pops of color, from the lime green rugs to the bright blue and yellow furniture to the artwork on the walls. Exposed rafters create a greater sense of space, as do floor-to-ceiling windows.

Outside, private seating areas offer a nice area to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or late-night cocktail. The home’s location in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood is a big bonus, too; the trendy neighborhood offers loads to see and do. Browse vintage clothing stores or record shops, stop into an ice cream parlor or barbecue joint, and be sure to make plans to stop by one of the local music venues.

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7. The Hilltop Porch House

The Hilltop Porch House
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Why you should stay: Southern living at its finest in a sprawling hillside home.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $510/night

The Hilltop Porch House is a big, beautiful home with lots of traditional Southern style elements. The spacious lawn, the expansive front porch outfitted with rocking chairs, the modern farmhouse decor inside — it all adds to create a home as stylish as it is large. It’s a good house for couples as there are five bedrooms, each of which has a bed for two (though one bedroom can be two twins). The whole home is lovely, but the nearly 100-foot-long porch is probably where you’ll spend most of your time.

When you do want to leave, you’re just a few blocks from Reedy Creek Park, with its near-endless ways to play, as well as the nearby Reedy Creek Nature Reserve.

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8. Trendy Apartment in Plaza Midwood

Trendy Apartment in Plaza Midwood
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Why you should stay: Serious style at every angle.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $220/night

This trendy apartment in the equally trendy Plaza Midwood neighborhood, with all its hip live music venues and boutique shops, offers eye-catching photo ops at every angle.

Travelers who have booked this airbnb in Charlotte rave about the porch’s chandeliers and fireplace, the french doors in the bedroom, the colorful geometric decor in the dining room, and the kitchen’s cool subway tile. It’s really a lovely home, and while it may not be the cheapest apartment on this list, it is dog-friendly (with a $75 pet fee and a limit of 65 pounds).

And even though the home is in Plaza Midwood, it doesn’t feel terribly urban as it has a roomy backyard space, a fire pit, and even a picket fence. Think of it as your own little serene hideaway tucked into a thoroughly walkable, thoroughly fun neighborhood.

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9. Updated Family Home

Updated Family Home
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Why you should stay: Spacious, affordable living for eight just a quick drive from downtown.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $133/night

This updated family home is near the Sugar Creek Community Park and offers all the perks of suburban living — no crowds, lots of space, quieter nights — while within a quick drive of downtown. This home is a new build, so everything is pretty modern. Amenities range from smart TVs to a fully stocked kitchen, and there are even two bedrooms with en suites, so at least two couples won’t have to fight over who gets the best room.

When you’re ready to leave the house, you can head to the adjacent park to enjoy the tennis courts, basketball courts, or disc golf, and you’re also within a few minutes’ drive of a few chain restaurants, if you’re in need of a quick meal. When it’s time to explore further afield, Charlotte’s most popular downtown attractions, including museums and sporting arenas, are less than a 15-minute drive away. You can even use public transportation to get downtown if you’d rather not worry about parking in the city.

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