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 4.97 stars based on 266 reviews.

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via Airbnb

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 4.88 stars based on 56 reviews.

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via Airbnb

Grandview/5th by Northwest

Guests: 4
Amenities: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath

This property is quirky in all the right ways. The vintage theme of the apartment makes for an incredibly Instagrammable experience, and we’re here for it. With the entire place to yourself and the use of an adorable 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 4.96 stars based on 26 reviews.


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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via Airbnb

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, 144 reviewers have rated it 4.97 stars.

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via Airbnb

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. 66 guests have given this property 4.95 stars. And, did I mention? There’s a saltwater pool. #relax

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via Airbnb

German Village


Guests: 10
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

German Village should always be recommended when it comes to accommodating visitors. There’s so much to explore on the brick-paved streets, from iconic Columbus restaurants to quaint, enchanting shops. The real highlight of this home is not a beautiful interior, but the awesome patio and outdoor space. This is a place for gathering with friends after a fun night out around Columbus.


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.

Originally published 1/10/19. Updated 1/21/20.
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