Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Louisville, KY 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 $98 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Louisville. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover history, culture and the world's best bourbon

Set on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville lives up to its reputation as Kentucky's biggest and most exciting city. It's the home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, one of the most famous thoroughbred horse races on the planet. There are fascinating museums to explore, historic neighborhoods to get lost in and plenty of friendly locals to exchange smiles with. For an authentic experience, why not swap a hotel for a Louisville vacation rentals property? From modern downtown condos to Victorian gems in Old Louisville, there's something for every taste.

Things to do

Dress up for Derby Day

No trip to Louisville is complete without visiting Churchill Downs, the proud home of the Kentucky Derby. You can delve into the history of the races at the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is open throughout the year. The Muhammad Ali Center does a fantastic job at capturing the legacy of Kentucky's most famous son, while culture buffs shouldn't miss the Speed Art Museum. As well as classic and contemporary art, the museum's light filled Grand Atrium and stacked concrete facade are attractions in themselves. After a long day of sightseeing, there's no better place to enjoy an Old Fashioned than the porch of your Louisville vacation rental.

Activities

Sip your way through the Urban Bourbon Trail

Louisville is anchored by a handsome city center where you'll find trendy cafes, farm-to-table restaurants and late-night bourbon bars. Some of the best picks are found in the lively Highlands neighborhood, also known as Restaurant Row. Bourbon lovers shouldn't miss the chance to sip their way through the Urban Bourbon Trail. Filled with micro distilleries and craft cocktail bars, it's a delicious way to discover the city's love for American whiskey. For shopping, head to tree-lined Frankfort Avenue. It runs through Crescent Hill and is lined with historic homes, coffee houses and independent boutiques.

Weather

Sub-tropical climes in Louisville

Louisville has a humid sub-tropical climate with four distinct seasons. Snow is common in the winter, while summers are usually hot with temperatures reaching the high 80s. The city is popular with visitors from April through to September, when the weather is hot and sunny, broken with the odd bout of refreshing rainfall. Summer is also the perfect time to explore the many surrounding recreational parks and trails, such as the Louisville Zoo and the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area, or to simply enjoy the city waterside from one of the boat rides along the Ohio River.

Natural features

Discover green space in the heart of Louisville

Louisville is part of Kentucky's outerÊBluegrass region, which is known for rearing some of the world's finest thoroughbred race horses. While the city itself is urbanized, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. For a breath of fresh air, why not escape to the Louisville Nature Center? It's home to the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve which is laces with forested hiking trails. For locals, the Louisville Waterfront Park is an urban sanctuary. Once anÊindustrial wasteland, the reclaimed district is now a haven of grassy lawns, tree shaded walking paths, adventure playgrounds and feature fountains.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Louisville

Fly into Louisville Intl. Airport (SDF), the closest airport, located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Louisville, KY (LOU-Bowman Field), which is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Louisville?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Louisville:

  • Make the most of handy extras like video games and a restaurant dining guide at "Luxurious 2bedroom /2bath With Outdoor Courtyard And Garage In Downtown Bardstown". Situated around 35 miles from Louisville, this property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another enticing choice is "2 Living Rooms, Derby, Parking", which is around 7 miles from Louisville. With 3 bedrooms, heating and a kitchen island, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Louisville provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Close down all your gadgets and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Take a couple of days off to recharge your batteries at "Charming Tiny House On The Kentucky River". Located in Harrodsburg, outdoor furniture and books are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • "Tiny House Near Louisville" in Hillview is another great choice. Heating and air conditioning will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

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

Pick your favorite log cabin from the many dotted in or around Louisville and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, wine in hand, lounging by a crackling fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "Quaint Lakefront Log Cabin": Enjoy a week or so relaxing and unwinding at this great cabin surrounded by nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy water skiing or kayaking, which are some of the fun things to do in this area.
  • "Historically Registered 1847 Log Cabin": Spend some time enjoying all the creature comforts at this hideout. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, horse riding and hiking and biking are waiting for you.

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

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something fabulous lined up for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near Louisville:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a main priority for you, book a night or two at "A Cozy Cottage Near The Heart Of All Louisville Attractions". Around 6 miles southwest of Louisville, it's close to McNeely Lake Park and Iroquois Park. Top amenities at this getaway include a kitchenette and towels.
  • Another appealing option is "Cabin/vacation Home In The Woods On Private Lake Close To Louisville", which is around 15 miles southwest of Louisville. When you're not kicking back in your rental making use of a firepit and air conditioning, get out and see Portland Museum and Locust Grove Historic Home.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Louisville and experience the local vibe:

  • Make "A Cozy Cottage Near The Heart Of All Louisville Attractions" your home for a couple of days or more. This wonderful property comes with amenities including a fridge and heating.
  • Another popular choice is "The River's Edge Oasis. . . Relax And Unwind. . . Casual Luxury". Make use of an ice maker, nearby museums and other conveniences during your stay.

When you're ready to step out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you on the go around Louisville. Love cultural attractions? Visit Community Arts Center and EKU Center for the Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Louisville?

Locating a short-term rental in and around Louisville won't be an issue if you only have a weekend to spare. Whether you'd like an apartment just for you or a house that'll fit a family, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Conveniently situated close to top attractions like Fort Boonesborough State Park, "A Cozy Cottage Near The Heart Of All Louisville Attractions" will make an ideal home away from home during your stay in Louisville.
  • "Cabin/vacation Home In The Woods On Private Lake Close To Louisville" is another great property that welcomes short-term guests. Get the most out of your brief visit by going to see local hot spots, including Kentucky River Museum.

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

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Louisville that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Located around 7 miles from Louisville, "2 Living Rooms, Derby, Parking" is an ideal place for adoring couples. Winery tours and shopping facilities are some of the many amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Loft On Market | 10+beds | Great For Groups | 5 Miles From Dtown Louisville", around 4 miles from Louisville. Beauty services and winery tours will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Louisville?

Nothing says "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Spoil your loved ones with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Louisville:

  • Character, style and charm — "Unique Apartment In East Wing Of Mansion" has it all in abundance. Approximately 2 miles southeast of Louisville and offering beauty services and a fireplace, this place is difficult to beat.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a week at "Bourbon Mansion 3 Story". It's located about 4 miles to the southeast of Louisville and offers amenities like golf, winery tours and more.

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

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Louisville and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A great range of amenities including a water park and a kitchen make "Loft On Market | 10+beds | Great For Groups | 5 Miles From Dtown Louisville" a favorite with groups. This sprawling property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 17 people. From Louisville's center, it's around 4 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Bright Apartment On The Ground" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 3 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the west of central Louisville. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable, including a garden and a water park.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Louisville and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable doughnut:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Oak Street Oasis Centrally Located Art House". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as free toiletries and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, put your bags down and your feet up at "King Mint Julep House; Outdoor Tub". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of a dishwasher and a toaster.

Not sure what the weather is like in Louisville? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 65 ºF to 85 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Louisville vacation rentals.

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