The Best AirBnBs in Columbus

Staycation, anyone?

Okay, actually, I hate that term. But you get my drift. It can be fun to act like a tourist in your own city, or just get away without your kids, or roommates, or annoying neighbors (don’t worry, if you’re my neighbor, I’m not talking about you…specifically). Airbnb (among others) has been around for quite some time, but the amount of properties available in our fair city has skyrocketed over the last few years. The most appealing thing about staying in someone else’s home is the chance to be in a place unlike your own. The following rentals have that special something.

Weinland Park

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Guests: 4
Amenities: 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath

This property looks straight outta Architectural Digest and is in an awesome location. It’s walking distance to all of the entertainment the Short North has to offer, but not so close as to be loud and busy. The backyard oasis practically begs guests to sit outside with a cocktail or cup of coffee. Plus, I can’t get enough of those exposed beams. Swoon. Guests rate this property 5/5 stars based on 143 (!!) reviews.

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Clintonville

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Guests: 2
Amenities: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath

Sweet studio maintained beautifully, perfect for a couples getaway or a solo retreat. Ah, peaceful silence. There’s a separate, private entrance, pictured below, which will make coming and going a breeze as you walk to nearby restaurants. Another bonus? Its proximity to Whetstone’s Park of Roses. Guests give this property an average of 5/5 stars based on 10 reviews.

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Grandview Heights

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Guests: 4
Amenities: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath

This property is quirky in all the right ways. As an aspiring plant lady, I love the touches of green and fauna throughout. With the entire place to yourself and use of a full kitchen, you don’t really need to leave the house, but with so much to do in Grandview, you’ll probably want to. Guests rate this property 5/5 based on 94 reviews.

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West Side

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Guests: 2
Amenities: 1 Bath

Oh. Em. Gee. All of your tiny house dreams really can come true. This tiny house isn’t as flashy or insta-worthy as some of the others, but why should it be? It’s a tiny house. I’m in love. Everything you need and nothing you don’t. Except, okay fine, there’s a composting toilet. Be prepared to toss some sawdust on your sh*t and have an unforgettable experience. This home has 50 reviews, and recent guests have raved about the cleanliness and thoughtful touches.

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Franklinton

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Guests: 9
Amenities: 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath

Franklinton is like the coolest spot in Columbus right now, and it seems like there’s always something happening either at 400 W Rich or Glass Axis or Land Grant…you get the idea. This home is in the heart of it all and it’s so well appointed. The rental is for the entire bottom floor of the home, with access to the basement laundry if you’re booking an extended stay. Recent guests have rated the property 4.5 stars and complimented the hosts on cleanliness and ease of communication.

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East Side

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Guests: 4
Amenities: 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom

BRB, I’m busy calculating the nightly rental rate to see if it’s less than my mortgage. I’m ready to move in. That clawfoot tub is the stuff of dreams, and the entire property is airy and kind of hygge-esque. The books! The brick! The molding! Oh my. This is a private suite attached to the back of a family home, occupied by the hosts, of course. My dream home…I mean this home, has 5/5 stars based on almost 200 reviews, and almost no weekend availability until March, so act quickly.

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Italian Village

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Guests: 4
Amenities: 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom

Oh man. So cool. Private carriage house with no shared walls and your own garage parking? What’s not to love. Proximity to everything the village has to offer, with modern amenities. Guests have raved about the size and cleanliness of the home, but I can’t get past having a garage parking space and not having to circle the block all night. And that soaking tub just screams “vacation mode” to me. Averaging about $80/night, 62 reviewers have rated it 5/5.

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Short North

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Guests: 5
Amenities: 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom

I had to throw this one in here. A pool! In the Short North! Not to mention a hot tub and private access. The interior of the home is a little basic, but certainly clean and spacious, but did I mention there’s a pool? This home has been viewed over 200 times in the last week alone, so it might not be presumptuous to book your summer stay now. You can walk to Goodale Park, Marcella’s, and the Short North Stage, among other places, and then come back and soak up your private retreat. 34 guests have given this property 5 stars. And there’s a pool 😉.

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Please note, when bedrooms are listed, there may be more sleeping spaces available in the rental, though without the privacy of an actual room. Check each listing for details. Nightly rates vary, based on season and days of the week, of course, though most of these options come in well under $100/night on average.

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