If you’re planning on renting a popular Airbnb in Durham for your next visit to North Carolina, keep reading. Durham is a diamond in the rough, waiting to be unearthed! The area is well-known for its foodie culture, successful Duke University and incredible natural resources.

Stays in Airbnbs typically make for a more authentic experience than hotels. So these house accommodations in Durham are ideal for those wanting to see what the local life is all about.

We’ve searched for the top Airbnbs in the area that capture the best of Durham in all its facets. If the awe-inspiring town of Durham sounds like a place you might want to check out, keep reading!

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Top 13 Airbnbs in Durham and Surroundings

Here are some of my favourite cozy options for accommodation on Airbnb in Durham that will make for the perfect North Carolina vacation.

Convenient 1 Bedroom Apartment

  • Location: Cary County
  • Guests: 4

 This apartment in Cary is a 1 bedroom, 2 bed stay for up to 4 guests. This second home has private entrances separate from the main house and is located close to major roadways, minus the noise. The friendly neighborhood is filled with calm and inviting neighbors waiting to welcome you into the cul-de-sac.

Enjoy its quiet, private spot, walking distance from a shopping centre with many stores and restaurants to choose from. Guests can even bring their pets along, as the hosts are happy to have them stay, and have five of their own pups!

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Modern Cottage near Downtown

  • Location: Historic Trinity Park
  • Guests: 2

This modern cottage with a vintage twist is located in Historic Trinity Park, just minutes from downtown Durham. The eclectic 1 bedroom space will take you back in time with its distinct privacy and cozy atmosphere.

Soft color palettes and wooden furniture will greet you as you step into the space, and all modern amenities are just an arm’s reach away.

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Modern 1 Bedroom Suite

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • Guests: 4

This modern cottage style stay with a vintage twist, close to downtown is one of the more popular vacation rentals in Durham. The modern and open interiors will help you to unwind and relax while visiting the area.

This great place includes air conditioning, wifi and all other amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Spacious Wooded Retreat in Chapel Hill

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • Guests: 6

This cozy basement apartment is 1300 sq ft of farmhouse relaxation. It is located mere minutes from downtown Durham, Duke University and Chapel Hill. Perfect for groups, business travelers and artists alike.

It is fully furnished and equipped with all amenities. The space even boasts additional amenities for a fun vacation, like a grill, zip line, hammocks and outdoor swings. If you’re an adventurous traveller, this space will be a perfect fit.

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Cozy Duplex

  • Location: Lyon Park
  • Guests: 2

This charming private duplex is conveniently located a mere walking distance from downtown Durham Duke. The space carries a lot of character with wooden floors, walls and ceilings and is a cozy, yet spacious retreat in the area.

The friendly host is awaiting your arrival in the space and is available at all hours.

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The Corner House

  • Location: Durham
  • Guests: 2

This beautiful, quaint farmhouse style home in Durham is set in an idyllic private piece of property waiting for your arrival. On site parking is available and numerous other comforts are offered by this superhost.

This beautiful 2 bedroom home is open to all travellers of the world, and is well rated. Relax on the deck and watch the sunset over the treetops. With an incredible garden like this one, you will feel instantly connected to this area.

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Sans Souci-ADA King Ensuite

  • Location: Raleigh County
  • Guests: 3

This accessible suite near downtown is located walking distance away from the hospital which makes it perfect for medical visits. Enjoy the quint games room and open spaces in this dog-friendly home.

Take your pet for a walk among the luscious neighborhood or simply cook a meal in the spacious kitchen. This family-friendly space is great for the price.

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Duke Tower Poolside Condo

  • Location: Brightleaf
  • Guests: 2

Enjoy a pool view and cookout at this spacious, yet compact guest house in Durham. Located near the hospital and the university and is minutes from downtown, it’s a perfect fit for elderly couples. Enjoy a quick game of shuffleboard, or get to know the friendly neighbors while taking a walk in the garden.

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Cozy Private Room

  • Location: Durham County
  • Guests: 4

This calm and quaint private space is situated close to downtown, Duke and all other areas of Durham. It’s a safe break from the hustle and bustle of the area and is a perfect stay for up to 4 guests at a time with 2 separate bedrooms.

The private room includes a communal lounge with a coffee maker, TV and a piano room. It’s a really charming example of a traditional Durham home, so if you want to experience what it’s like to live in the city, this is the perfect spot!

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Mid-Century Modern Suite near Downtown

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • Guests: 2

This vintage twist suite near downtown Durham is a charming and quiet retreat. Guests will have private entrances and bathrooms separate from the rest of the house and seclusion from everyone.

The private suite is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods that’s bubbling over with historic significance. Enjoy the amenities offered by this superhost, and take a short drive, or walk, through the friendly neighborhood.

This space is ideal for couples or a single travel guest new to the area looking for interesting vacation rentals in Durham.

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Carriage House with Pond and Trails on 32 Acres

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • Guests: 4

This cozy, private farmhouse is located just outside the metropolitan area of Durham. The 100 sq ft carriage guest house sits on 32 acres of land with 2 miles of trails and a lovely pond. This place is perfect for larger groups of family and friends who love nature, hiking and travel.

Parking for up to 4 cars and amenities like a grill, washer and dryer and high speed internet is a wonderful cherry on top of this popular Airbnb. If you are looking for an adventure with mother nature, this is the perfect home for you.

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The Petrie Tiny House

  • Location: Cary County
  • Guests: 2

This tiny house has a big personality and a cozy atmosphere. It’s a perfect guest house stay for one or two people. Fitted with only the most modern amenities, this space feels like a secluded modern cottage in the woods.

The bathroom may be small, but you’ll find everything you need there. The home includes a fully equipped kitchen. And a pool where you can lounge and laze the sunny days away.

Live out your tiny home dreams at this perfectly located space in Durham – all worth the price.

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Cozy Cabin Near UNC and Duke

  • Location: Chapel Hill
  • Guests: 2

This treehouse home sports a screened-in deck and a cozy sleeping loft among the trees. Friendly hosts live close by, but far enough for complete privacy. Enjoy added features like an outdoor shower, an equipped kitchen and even a friendly pet or two.

This space is filled with art and mosaics making it a treasure trove of inspiration. If you’re looking to break free from the mundanities in daily life, a wonderful guest house among beautiful trees may be the ideal cozy location.

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Final Thoughts on Best Airbnbs in Durham NC

Whether you’re traveling in a group or by yourself, looking for a spacious home or a private room, these vacation rentals in Durham have something great for everyone. In this area of North Carolina you can find Airbnbs that can rival the top hotels.

Picturesque outdoor experiences and unique excursions await your arrival in North Carolina, but be sure to check your booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any thoughts on visiting or renting an Airbnb in Durham and the surrounding county.