Discover a selection of 212 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 kitchens. Prices start at $101 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

Athens is a buzzing college town

It may have a stately, classical name, but Athens is as contemporary as they come. The music scene is legendary, and you can catch burgeoning acts here before they hit the big time. A lot of the energy comes down to the fact this is a college town, and home to the University of Georgia. Saying that, history lovers will also be enchanted by the antebellum architecture, and serene air. Athens vacation rentals, which run the gamut from sleek, modern apartments to red-brick houses to quaint cottages with rustic appeal, will provide an ideal base for seeing the whole region.

Things to do

Art and beauty in Athens

Fancy seeing drawings by the visionary artist William Blake? Or perhaps a watercolor by the groundbreaking Surrealist, Giorgio de Chirico? Then pay a visit to the Georgia Museum of Art, a storehouse of treasures which also shows off works by American greats like Georgia O’Keeffe. The striking sculpture garden is well worth exploring, too. Speaking of the outdoors, make a beeline for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to visit the beguiling Fragrance Garden, and wander wildflower meadows. Then, there’s Bear Hollow Zoo, a popular hangout for families eager to meet Georgia natives like bobcats, white-tailed deer, and wise old owls.

Activities

Exploring the vibe in Athens

Downtown Athens is where many visitors will spend most of their time. Steps away from Athens vacation rentals, its streets are studded with great places to shop, eat, and drink. You’ll also be able to enjoy one of the best college music scenes in the whole country. This, after all, is the city that spawned R.E.M. and the B-52s, and you never know who you might discover in the local live venues. Keep a look out as well for the famous Athens bulldog statues, which pepper the streets. If you’d rather check out the stately antebellum homes, you can go on a fascinating guided tour of properties that span various eras in Georgia history.

Weather

Year-round Athens escapes

There’s really no bad time to settle into an Athens vacation rental. Summers are warm and pleasant, while spring brings the seasonal pleasure of colorful blooms and flamboyant festivals that bring the whole community together. Fall, meanwhile, sees the natural landscape turn a sumptuous crimson, and is an atmospheric time to visit. Even winter isn’t an issue, if you bring a few extra layers. And what better excuse do you need to duck into lively bars and live music venues till late into the night?

Natural features

Outdoorsy jaunts near Athens

You won’t be stuck for natural nooks to explore near Athens. Just to the north of the city, you’ll find Sandy Creek Park. Covering almost 800 acres, it surrounds the vast Lake Chapman, and makes a serene setting for hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Alternatively, you can head out to Oconee National Forest, which is run through by the river, with wetland attracting all kinds of birds which you should keep an eye out for.

How to get there

How to get to and around Athens

Fly into Athens, GA (AHN-Ben Epps), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Athens, GA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 212 vacation rentals around Athens. From 119 house rentals to 54 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 are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

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

  • University of Georgia: 127 vacation rentals
  • The Georgia Theatre: 218 vacation rentals
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia: 217 vacation rentals
  • 40 Watt Club: 218 vacation rentals
  • Sanford Stadium: 218 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens 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 Athens?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 119 Houses in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 54 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation rentals with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.