Discover a selection of 304 vacation rentals in Athens, GA 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 WiFi. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Athens. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The lively area of Athens awaits your stay

Come and experience Athens and its live music, theater scene and art galleries. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Athens

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Athens a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Funopolis Family Fun Center (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Pine Hills Golf Club (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Boutier Winery (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • The Providence Club (23 mi / 37 km)
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms (25.4 mi / 40.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Athens

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Athens is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Fort Yargo State Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Lake Oconee (25 mi / 40.2 km)
  • North Oconee River Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Riverside Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Parkview Recreation Center (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Athens?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Athens. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Chestatee River Home" is a favorite with guests. Around 50 miles from Athens, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a separate dining area and a microwave oven.
  • "Perfect For Large Reunions And Corporate Retreats. Just Steps To Deep Water" is another top pick, offering 7 bedrooms, a barbecue grill, a microwave oven and more. It's around 40 miles from Athens.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Athens?

You need only open the door to Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Athens to find out that good things really do come in tiny packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Experience a simpler way of life at "Secluded Log Cabin Tiny House In The Woods And On Lake Russell". Amenities at this getaway in Elberton include a DVD player and a dishwasher.
  • "Red Tiny House In The Mountains" offers conveniences such as a fridge and a separate dining area. Located in Clayton, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

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

Yes, you sure can! From simple hideaways to luxury escapes, Vrbo has a range of log cabins to rent in or near Athens. If you're the adventurous type, check out these options:

  • "Secluded Log Cabin Tiny House In The Woods And On Lake Russell": This is the ideal base to try some of the terrific outdoor activities on offer in the area, including mountain biking and kayaking.
  • "The Ultimate Log Cabin Experience With Breathtaking Mountain Views + Hottub": After a big day of trying out some local activities, such as fishing and hiking and biking, recharge your batteries at this unique getaway.

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

If you feel the need to get away from it all for a few days, you'll find some terrific weekend getaways in and near Athens. Sneak in a well-deserved break at one of these popular options:

  • Book a couple of nights or longer at "The River Cabin At Grove River Ranch", around 30 miles to the northwest of Athens, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend escape. You'll have nature hotspots like North Oconee River Park and Countryland Golf Club nearby and amenities like a kitchen and a fireplace at your disposal.
  • Also consider "Heart Of Athens Beautiful Townhouse", which you'll find around 1 mile southwest of Athens. After exploring nearby sights like Fort Yargo State Park and Madison Morgan County Visitor Center, relax in your rental and make use of children's games, a restaurant dining guide and more.

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

Get a taste of the culture and energy of Athens from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you'd love to kick back on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in or near Athens:

  • Make "Deluxe Downtown Athens Condo" your home for a few days or more. This quality property features amenities including free toiletries and a kitchen.
  • "Luxury Downtown Athens Apartment Overlooking Historic North Campus" is another fabulous option. Get cozy and take advantage of WiFi, an iron and ironing board and more.

There are loads of sights around Athens to add to your agenda. Feed the culture buff in you and visit Altama Gallery and Theatre Dublin.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Athens?

Yes, you certainly can! Vrbo's short-term rentals in Athens are a great alternative to a typical hotel room. Offering many of the comforts of home, you'll easily switch right into vacation mode the instant you arrive. Try one of these incredible rentals on for size:

  • Reserve a few nights at "It's A Great Dam View Lakefront Family" in central Athens. Here, you'll enjoy easy access to top attractions like Little Ocmulgee State Park.
  • Or perhaps "Deerfield Cabin" is more your style. Visit nearby sights such as Wallace Adams Golf Course during the daytime and then relax in your comfy rental at night.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Athens that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 1 mile from Athens, "Modern But Cozy Walk To Sanford" is the ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A restaurant dining guide and shopping facilities are among the many amenities here.
  • "Great Condo Available For An Athens Visit" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 1 mile from Athens and has beauty services and a dining table.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Athens and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • A host of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "New Construction Farmhouse In Desirable Five Points" a group favorite. This sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 13 guests. From the center of Athens, it's around 2 miles away to the southwest.
  • Nothing's more important than being with the people you love, and "Great 5 Points House In The Heart Of Athens" makes it easy to do that. Located around 2 miles to the southwest of Athens, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A garden and a firepit are among the many amenities here.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Athens and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Clarke House Athens A Stylish Homewalk To Uga". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a kitchen island and childrens activities.
  • "New 4 Bedroom 3. 5 Bath House In Normal Town" is the sort of place you go to escape the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and a kitchen are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Curious what the weather is like in Athens? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Athens vacation rentals.

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

Privacy, space and comfort are all key ingredients for a successful family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Athens offer the perfect solution. Take a look at these to get you started:

  • Suitable for up to 8 guests spread out over 3 bedrooms, "Modern But Cozy Walk To Sanford" is always popular with big families. It features a barbecue grill and a microwave oven and is around 1 mile east of Athens.
  • Another comfortable home away from home is "Athens Log Cabin Getaway - Private Lake". Around 9 miles to the north of Athens, it comes with 3 bedrooms, room for up to 8 guests, on-site watersports and cable/satellite TV services.