Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Indianapolis, IN 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 private pools. Prices start at $48 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Indianapolis. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to captivating Indianapolis

Take a vacation to Indianapolis and enjoy the area's entertainment, art galleries and museums. This city's sporting events, monuments and theaters draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Lucas Oil Stadium and Indiana Convention Center. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

See the world’s largest children’s museum in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has a range of fantastic family-friendly attractions to explore. The city boasts the biggest children’s museum in the world—The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis—which features fascinating, hands-on exhibits that are spread across a staggering 500,000 square-foot area. Indianapolis is, of course, well-known for the Indy 500, and there’s no better way to learn more about it than with a trip to the Motor Speedway Museum. The Indiana War Memorial is also a must-see attraction: a stunning, yet poignant memorial which also contains a museum.

Activities

Indianapolis—home of the Indy 500

The Indy 500 is one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world, so if you manage to book much-sought-after Indianapolis vacation rentals for Memorial weekend, it’s definitely a must-see event. Room escape games are popular in Indianapolis, too, and provide a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. It’s suitable for everyone—from families to a bachelor(ette) party—and groups of all sizes are accommodated. For a relaxing stroll, try one of the trails through the picturesque White River State Park, where you’ll also find many of the city’s attractions.

Weather

Indianapolis—an incredible destination in any season

Although winters can be very cold (with temperatures as low as 18°F), but don’t worry, there are so many indoor attractions to visit that you can rest assured that a fantastic vacation awaits. June through August is the most popular time to book Indianapolis vacation rentals, thanks to the excellent summer weather. During this time, you can expect warm temperatures that average around 75°F. The end of spring and start of fall also provide pleasant weather, with the mercury tending to hover around the 65°F mark in May and September.

Natural features

Escape the city without ever leaving Indianapolis

Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis lies at the heart of the Midwest. It’s both the largest city and the capital of Indiana, but despite its size, there’s still a lot of nature and wildlife to discover. There are plenty of places to enjoy a relaxing stroll, too, like the 3-mile loop of The Canal Walk, or one of the trails in White River State Park. The city is also home to a world-class zoo—Indianapolis Zoo. Here you can see dozens of fascinating animals, from orangutans to dolphins. They also have a gorgeous botanical garden featuring all kinds of interesting flora.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Indianapolis

Fly into Indianapolis Intl. Airport (IND), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Indianapolis Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Indianapolis?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your boo or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Indianapolis. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "Large Guest Suite With Private Entrance" is a hit with guests. Around 40 miles from Indianapolis, it has 1 bedroom and plenty of useful amenities, including books and a dining table.
  • "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn" also promises an awesome stay, offering 1 bedroom, a separate dining area, a toaster and more. It's around 11 miles from Indianapolis.

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

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

You need only set foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Indianapolis to realize that great things really do come in little packages. Ingeniously designed to make use of every square inch of space, these pint-sized pads deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Tiny Home With A Cabin Feel". This getaway in New Pekin packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as internet services and WiFi.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Tiny Too - Tiny House With River View". Situated in Ohio River Valley, this little gem comes with a fridge and nearby museums.

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

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing adventure outdoors or chilling with your crew, Vrbo has beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these properties in and around Indianapolis:

  • "Adventurewood Luxury Log Cabin": This is an ideal base to enjoy some of the fantastic outdoor activities on offer in the area, including hiking and biking and golf.
  • "Cider Cabin - Brown County's Finest Log Cabin": Spend your getaway enjoying all the creature comforts at this log cabin. When it's time to get outdoors, horse riding and hiking and biking will get your blood flowing.

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're in the mood for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and around Indianapolis promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • "Modern Farmhouse To Gather Your Family And Friends" is a comfortable option around 25 miles east of the center of Indianapolis. You'll never have to go far to find something to do around this escape. Get outdoors and visit Hawk's Tail of Greenfield and Decatur County Park. Activities like fishing and golf will add the perfect finishing touch to your mini break.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Perfect Comfy Bungalow". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some horse riding and golf. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, check out Strawtown Koteewi Park and Dr. James A. Dillon Park. This popular vacation rental is around 9 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

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

Usually compact, affordable and well located, it's hard not to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and experience the vibe of Indianapolis up close:

  • Make "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn" your home for a few days or more. This wonderful property features amenities including a fridge and a barbecue grill.
  • "4k Tv+king Bed+extended Stay+pets" is another appealing choice. Get cozy and take advantage of air conditioning, a kitchen and more.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's lots to keep you occupied around Indianapolis. Enjoy cultural attractions? Organize a visit to Marsh Grandstand and The Belfry Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Indianapolis?

Locating a short-term rental in and around Indianapolis won't be an issue if you only have a couple of nights free. Whether you're after a one-bedroom apartment for you alone or a house for all your family members you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Here are some of our best picks:

  • Conveniently located near favorite attractions like Tipton Co Memorial Hospital, "Perfect Comfy Bungalow" will make an ideal home away from home in Indianapolis.
  • Also near to the center, "Adventurewood Luxury Log Cabin" is another fantastic option. Looking for some sightseeing inspiration while you're in town? IU Health Tipton Hospital is a good start.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Indianapolis that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 11 miles from Indianapolis, "Garden Cottage - Indy/carmel/dwntwn" is an ideal place for starry-eyed couples. Beauty services and shopping facilities are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "Beautiful, 200 Year Old Log Home". Located 14 miles from Indianapolis, a fireplace and a firepit add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Indianapolis?

Nothing says "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Indianapolis:

  • Around 5 miles to the north of Indianapolis is "Mansion On Butler University Campus". Along with its striking design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as a firepit and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a week or two at "Private Mansion On Geist Lake". It's located approximately 16 miles to the northeast of Indianapolis and comes with a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

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

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your whole squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Indianapolis and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Cabin - 3 Acre Lake, Farm Animals Petting Zoo". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 6 bedrooms, a water park and a lake view. This top pick is around 14 miles to the west of Indianapolis.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Rivers Edge A Serene Escape 2 Units Duplex Rent" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the north of Indianapolis, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A garden and a water view are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Grab your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Indianapolis that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Stadium House Comfort And Location In Indianapolis". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a toaster and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or just unwinding beside the water at "Downtown: Rare House, Private Yard". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers a dishwasher, a fridge and more.

Indianapolis has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Indianapolis vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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