Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Aurora, CO 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $49 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Aurora. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

See Denver from a different angle in Aurora

Located just to the east of Denver, Aurora is an ideal base for visiting the cultural sights, trendy bars, and stately architectural gems of Colorado’s capital. But Aurora is far more than just an outlying suburb of Denver – there’s a lot to see and experience here, from a mouth-watering array of multi-ethnic restaurants serving up delicious world cuisine, to local breweries pouring out distinctive craft beers. You can make yourself at home in an Aurora vacation rental, with ranch-style family pads ready to accommodate your clan as you explore this gateway to the Rockies.

Things to do

History and culture in Aurora

For a fascinating glimpse into the past, make a beeline for the Aurora History Museum, which has exhibits on the region’s past, as well as a special hands-on section where families can literally get to grips with artifacts, crafts, and games. If that leaves you hungry for more history, you can also check out the William Tanner House Museum, which was built in 1857. Its Italianate design, and antique-filled interiors, will make you feel you’ve stepped back to the Victorian era. In the mood to take in a live show? Head for the Aurora Fox Arts Center, which is set within a building date back to the 1940s, and now puts on flamboyant musicals and thought-provoking plays.

Activities

Outdoor excursions in Aurora

Fancy a round of golf? Aurora vacation rentals put a number of sumptuous courses within moments of your front door, including the expansive Heather Ridge Golf course, which is open to the public. On a hot day, there’s no more enjoyable way to cool off than visiting the Aurora Reservoir, where you can make a splash at the beach, or try your hand at paddle boarding and fishing. If you’re here with the kids, they can expend all their excess energy at Great Plains Park, where they can scamper around in water fountains and the children’s playground.

Weather

Any time is a good time Aurora

When to book an Aurora vacation rental? Well, thanks to its proximity to the ever-bustling Denver, you can enjoy a memorable, activity-filled getaway at any point in the year. If you want to get your hiking boots on and see the swathes of parklands and nature reserves in the region, late spring and fall are a good time to come if you want to enjoy fine weather and dodge the soaring heat and big crowds of summer. That said, if you’re a snow sports buff and want to hit the slopes of the Rockies, winter is the season for you.

Natural features

Sprawling natural beauty in Aurora

You don’t have to head out to the Rockies to get a taste of the big American outdoors. Cherry Creek State Park is much closer to Aurora vacation rentals, and boasts tranquil, rolling prairies alongside a vast, shimmering lake, so whether you fancy hiking, biking, boating or bird-watching, this natural oasis is the place to be. You could also head just north of Aurora to visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, where bison and prairie dogs roam amid lush flowers. There are miles of walking trails crossing through the wilderness, or you can simply take a drive past the wetlands and woodlands.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Aurora

The nearest airport is in Denver Intl. Airport (DEN), located 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

You can get around Aurora by catching a ride on the metro at 13th Avenue Station, Fitzsimons Station or 2nd Avenuen and Abilene Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Aurora?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Aurora that suits your style. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 25 miles from the center of Aurora, you'll find it hard to resist "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen". It has 3 bedrooms and handy features including WiFi and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another great option is "Highlands - Denver's Hip, Historic Area. Walkable To Downtown", which is around 11 miles from Aurora. With 2 bedrooms, beach towels and a highchair, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Aurora vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Aurora?

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing outdoor adventure or kicking back with your loved ones, we've got gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these favorites in and around Aurora:

  • "Evergreen's Colorados Log Cabin": This awesome cabin is the perfect base for fun and adventure. Cycling and horse riding are some activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "The Quintessential Colorado Log Cabin Experience On Bear Creek": Stay in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or get out and try some fun activities nearby, such as kayaking and skiing. The choice is yours around here.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Aurora?

Clock off on Friday and then forget the real world. If you're after some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Aurora are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls" is a popular option around 25 miles west of the center of Aurora. You won't have to venture far to find something interesting to do around this vacation rental. Get outdoors and visit Sunnyside Ski Lift and Eagle Trace Golf Club. Activities like golf and snowmobiling will add a nice touch to your quick break.
  • Alternatively, leave your cares behind at "Beautiful Private Carriage House". Stay in and enjoy its creature comforts, or head out and try your hand at some snowmobiling and mountain biking. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, plan a visit to The Spot Bouldering Gym and Golden Gate Canyon State Park. This sought-after vacation rental is around 7 miles west of Aurora.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Aurora?

Generally small, reasonably priced and well located, it's not hard to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these options and get to know Aurora up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Ideal Location Near Best Restaurants". Amenities including a fitness facility and a water park help make guests feel right at home here.
  • "Breathtaking Mountaintop Views" is another attractive choice. Get comfy and enjoy the use of a bicycle, an oven and more.

When it's time to step foot outside your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's loads to keep you on the go around Aurora. Passionate about culture? Pencil in a visit to Clyfford Still Museum and Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Aurora?

Just because you only have one or two days free doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bleak hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Aurora:

  • "Denver Lohi - Lower Highland - , Downtown" is close to the center of Aurora, so you'll have tons of things to keep you on the go. Make your way to interesting attractions like Ball Arena and Coors Field when you're not relaxing in your cozy rental.
  • "Ideal Location Near Best Restaurants" is another enticing option. We recommend adding Denver Art Museum and Denver Zoo to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Aurora?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Aurora that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen". Located roughly 25 miles from Aurora, it comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a dining table.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Highlands - Denver's Hip, Historic Area. Walkable To Downtown". Located 11 miles from Aurora, massage services and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Aurora?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil your loved ones with an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Aurora:

  • Charm, character and style — "French Consulate Mansion/ 5bedroom" has it all. Around 8 miles west of Aurora and offering beauty services and a separate dining area, this place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score major Brownie points and spend a week or two at "Historic Coors Mansion In The Beautiful Lower Highlands Neighborhood". It's about 10 miles to the west of Aurora and comes with beauty services, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Aurora?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Aurora where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 8 bedrooms, a firepit and mountain views. This top pick is around 25 miles to the west of Aurora.
  • "Beautiful Flat With Wide Terrace" is another fantastic option. It's around 13 miles to the south of Aurora, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 14 guests. A garden and a firepit are among the things that'll help make your visit more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Aurora?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Pump up your unicorn floatie and browse these houses in or near Aurora that come with this vacation essential:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Beautiful Private Carriage House". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including books and childrens activities.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or simply unwinding by the water at "Next To Nothing, Close To It All 5 Min To Lake House Optional Guesthouse". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and offers a fridge, childrens activities and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Aurora? It has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Aurora vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Aurora?

No matter if your ideal escape is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Settle into one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Aurora and bring the entire crew along:

  • About 25 miles to the southwest of Aurora, "Exceptional Contemporary Mt. Home Near Red Rocks And Denver With Gourmet Kitchen" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a garden and a TV.
  • "Private Cliffside Estate With Indoor Waterfalls" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This property is around 25 miles to the west of central Aurora and accommodates 20 guests in its 8 bedrooms. Coffee and tea making facilities and a fridge will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Theme Park and United States Mint are good places to start.

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