Discover a selection of 143 vacation rentals in Chapel Hill, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $86 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Chapel Hill. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Going to the Chapel (Hill)

East of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina’s hilly Piedmont region, Chapel Hill is a laid-back college town known for its quaint, walkable downtown, local history, and the lively student population around The University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll. Along with Raleigh and Durham, Chapel Hill makes up part of the “research triangle,” so called thanks to the area’s many colleges and universities, and the town hosts an annual fall festival every October. Your Chapel Hill vacation rental will give you easy access to the many shops, restaurants, and live music venues around the downtown area.

Things to do

Chapel Hill – at the center of the university

Since the university sits square in the center of town, it’s no surprise that many of Chapel Hill’s biggest attractions are near – or on – campus. Case in point: the North Carolina Botanical Garden boasts 900 acres of landscaped gardens and nature preserves, and you can see local flora from throughout the region. Looking for a taste of authentic North Carolina? Then head over to the tree-lined lawn of the Carolina Inn, a redbrick building just off the UNC campus, where you’ll find free live music every week from April to October.


Smells like school spirit in Chapel Hill

College sports are a local pastime, and, depending on the season, you can catch an intercollegiate football, soccer, or baseball game on campus. But the school’s real claim to fame is their basketball team – the university even has a basketball museum dedicated to Tar Heel memorabilia, including from alumnus Michael Jordan. After the museum, you can grab a bite or hit the shops on Franklin Street, Downtown Chapel Hill’s main thoroughfare. If you’re in the mood for something more outdoorsy, the nearby Duke Forest has more than 7,000 acres of preserved woodland, streams, and fields.


Chapel Hill weather – take a walk on the mild side

Chapel Hill has a humid subtropical climate, which means warm weather and plenty of muggy, overcast days all year round. Summers are on the warmer side, with average highs in the upper 80s from June through August. Colder weather patterns in the midwest are blocked by the Appalachian Mountains, so winters are mild, and highs rarely dip below 50ºF in December, January, or February. You’ll find prices for Chapel Hill vacation rentals are usually better during the summer months – they tend be lower any time school’s out of session.

Natural features

Chapel Hill – come hills or high water

Amid the rolling hills of the Piedmont – literally “foothill” – plateau, Chapel Hill lies just east of the Appalachian Mountains. A number of nature preserves in the area offer a glimpse of how the region looked before settlers arrived, and you can spot plenty of beaver, bobcat, and wild turkey in the surrounding woodlands, as well as North Carolina’s state bird, the cardinal. With a Chapel Hill vacation rental, you’ll have one foot in town and the other in the heart of North Carolina’s countless outdoor recreation areas.

How many vacation rentals are available around Chapel Hill, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 143 vacation rentals around Chapel Hill. From 62 house rentals to 53 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chapel Hill?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chapel Hill:

  • Southwest Raleigh: 57 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Raleigh: 24 vacation rentals
  • Umstead: 16 vacation rentals
  • Forest Hills: 17 vacation rentals
  • Duke Park: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Chapel Hill?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chapel Hill. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of North Carolina: 330 vacation rentals
  • Ackland Art Museum: 310 vacation rentals
  • Morehead Planetarium: 310 vacation rentals
  • Horace Williams House: 330 vacation rentals
  • Dean Smith Center: 334 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chapel Hill listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chapel Hill?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 62 Houses in Chapel Hill. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chapel Hill include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chapel Hill?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Chapel Hill. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.