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8 Amazing Las Vegas Airbnbs for an Unforgettable Sin City Vacation

by K.C. Dermody

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Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S., famous for the “Strip” where one can casino-hop 24/7, catch world-class shows, dine on mouthwatering cuisine from across the globe or even hop on a heart-pounding thrill ride.

There are a few things about “Sin City” that might surprise you too. The 4.2-mile Strip is actually in the neighboring town of Paradise, and if you venture just a few minutes away from all the action, you’ll discover all sorts of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Whether you plan to test your luck on the slots and tables, take in the shows and all the other attractions, hang out around a pool under those frequent sunny skies, hike through spectacular landscapes or a little of all of the above, these Vegas airbnbs are ideal.

1. Modern Home Close to Strip

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Why you should stay: Ideal off-the-Strip alternative for a mix of city action and outdoor recreation

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $318/night

Located just over 10 minutes from The Strip and 20 minutes from hiking and climbing at Red Rock Canyon, this modern house will allow you to enjoy the comforts of home, including a fabulous backyard, with lots of space for a large family or group of friends. The host will consider pets so you might be able to bring your four-legged best friend too.

After a day of exploring, you can come back and relax in the Jacuzzi, cook out on the BBQ grill and enjoy alfresco dining. The high-end kitchen with stainless-steel appliances includes a Keurig coffeemaker with pods, and you’ll find a washer/dryer along with extra-special touches throughout.

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2. Suite With LED Onyx Wall

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Why you should stay: Spectacular views, ultra-luxe interior and access to Palms Place amenities.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $409/night

Enjoy lots of luxuries in the quintessential Vegas suite with marble LED light-up walls, providing an especially spectacular display at night. You’ll be far enough from the Strip crowds yet close enough to enjoy all the action with just a 5-minute taxi or Uber ride. Smart TV with Hulu, access to the Palms Place fitness center, pool and hot tub plus 24/7 room service are all included too.

“Phil really thought of everything that I needed to feel comfortable and at home. My favorite things…marble LED walls, counter tops and dressers. Looking forward to booking with Phil again.”

Lakesha, Long Beach, CA
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5. Mid-Century Luxe

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Why you should stay: Step back in time and enjoy an outstanding value for a vintage Vegas oasis.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $117/night

This mid-century home offers a stay in what feels like you’ve stepped back into the 1960s, located in a safe, well-kept, quiet neighborhood. You’ll be just a short drive from all the main Vegas attractions, or just head to the backyard and enjoy the saltwater pool or sunbath on the colorful deck chairs

Look forward to lots of fabulous outdoor living spaces and a host who hasn’t forgotten any of the details, providing extra perks like sunglasses in case someone in your group happens to forget theirs — with the sun shining nearly every day of the year, you’ll definitely need them here.

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3. Desert Rose

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Why you should stay: Ideal for all ages wanting to relax and have fun while being close to everything.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $652/night

Desert Rose is a gorgeous home that provides a tranquil oasis as the perfect spot to relax after after a day of play — no matter what your idea of play means. It boasts a large garden with a pool, waterslide and spa, koi pond, firepits, and even a tipi for quiet contemplation, storytime, or even a marriage proposal — as one couple did here.

A stay here will put you just a 10-minute drive from the Strip, close to the airport, shopping, dining, and more. Plus, it includes a very accommodating host who knows what guests are looking for.

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4. Corner Penthouse with Iconic Bellagio Fountain View

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Why you should stay: Unobstructed view of the Bellagio fountains just steps from Aria Las Vegas

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $658/night

One of the “secret suites” at Vdara Vegas which can’t be booked with the hotel directly, this unique corner penthouse suite will put you just a block away from the Strip and comes with access to the Vdara pool. The highlight, however, is the unobstructed view of the iconic Bellagio Water Show with the fountains choreographed to music and lights.

While the hotel is gaming-free and minus the usual cigarette smoke smell, it’s connected via an outdoor walkway to Aria Las Vegas, making it easy to access gambling if that’s you’re thing. You’ll also appreciate having a very hospitable host, while the suite itself is stylish and extremely spacious.

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5. The Buddha Estate

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Why you should stay: An incredible estate that’s like having your own resort

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $806/night

Book the Buddha Estate and you’ll have plenty of room for the family, extended family and friends. It’s just a quick Uber ride to the Strip, while a small casino, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores are all within walking distance.

While the location is fantastic, the property itself makes this place a standout. There’s a swimming pool and hot tub in the relaxing pool area, and inside you’ll have two indoor gas fireplaces, a gym with a treadmill and Elipitical machine, and a full-size laundry room with complimentary detergent all included. Enjoy lots of entertainment options from a pool table, shuffle board and mega chess to board games, Smart TVs in every room and a DVD library.

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7. Private Spa Villa with Man Cave

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Why you should stay: Irish pub-style game room & quiet setting within a 15-minute drive of the Strip

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $581/night

Book this spectacular villa and enjoy what feels like your very own private resort, complete with a heated pool and spa, Irish pub-style game room with a bar, pool table, dartboard, fireplace and big-screen Roku/cable TV. The TV comes with lots of sports channels so you won’t have to miss the game — it’s almost like having your very own sports bar, just bring the Guinness and the Jameson.

“The house is everything advertised and more. Clean, spacious, and close to the strip. We spent a lot of time in game room, just hanging out. The fire pit was my favorite place to chill during the evening.”

Lashawn, Nashville, TN
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8. Mid-Century Modern Oasis

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Why you should stay: Beautiful home with backyard oasis, a fantastic host and no detail overlooked

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $341/night

Located just a mile from the convention center, two miles from the Strip and four miles from the airport, this mid-century modern home in historic Paradise Palms, provides a peaceful oasis in the city and an ideal base for all types of travelers. Guests say the host goes above and beyond with incredible attentional to detail, from a high level of cleanliness to lots of special amenities like floaties for the pool.

Look forward to a magical setting that includes a gorgeous landscaped backyard that lights up after dark with changing colors, a large pool, gas grill, fire pit and area for alfresco dining. It’s the perfect spot to chill after a day exploring the city or the rugged landscapes nearby.

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Plan Your Las Vegas Trip

You know about all the casino gambling and shows, but what else should you plan to put on your Las Vegas itinerary?

  • If you’re SCUBA certified, swim with sand tiger, white tip reef and sandbar sharks at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef.
  • Enjoy the Fremont Street experience with unique street performers and stages hosting free live music.
  • Head to Treasure Island for an interactive experience with Marvel Avengers characters at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. You can train to be an agent and view memorabilia like Iron Man’s suit.
  • Feed your need for speed by driving a NASCAR stock car or a Lamborghini at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • Take a hike – only 17 miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers 30 miles of scenic trails, with the stunning boulders and rock hills known as Calico Hills the area’s signature feature. Or, take the White Rock-Willow Spring Loop with landscapes ranging from desert and cactus to mountains and pine trees. Marvel at petroglyphs and watch for wildlife like bighorn sheep too.
  • Stroll through a botanical garden – Springs Preserve is just six miles from the Strip and includes two miles of walking trails leading through a wide variety of desert plants.
  • Embark on a heart-pounding thrill ride from X SCREAM to the Sling Shot and Insanity.
  • Explore the Mob Museum which brings history to life showcasing the mob’s influence on the city as well as the battles between Vegas law enforcement and the mafia.

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