Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Metairie, LA 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 $32 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Metairie. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Metairie is on the doorstep of New Orleans

Metairie vacation rentals offer a place to stay in a quiet, charming corner of Louisiana's big city. Butting up to the sloshing waters of Lake Pontchartrain, the area is packed with timber-clad cottages and homey little condos that are perfect for a family group. What's more, they all sit less than a 30-minute drive from the attractions of New Orleans proper, where the bustling French Quarter, the big band jazz bars, the spice-scented Creole cookhouses, the classic Mississippi riverboats, and all the other big, bold attractions of The Big Easy await.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Metairie

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Metairie has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fair Grounds Race Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Audubon Zoo (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Marie Laveau House of Voodoo (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • TPC Louisiana (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • NOLA Motorsports Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)

Get adventurous in Metairie

Choosing Metairie vacation rentals over the more popular spots in downtown New Orleans can open up a much more adventurous set of activities for the whole family. Closer to the swamps of Maurepas, and just one long causeway away from Big Branch Marsh, you could easily launch boating tours of the brackish creeks and wetlands from here. What's more, historic pioneer towns beckon from across Lake Pontchartrain, while all the joys of New Orleans itself – French Quarter walking tours, voodoo museums, jazz clubs – are only a short jaunt to the east.


Metairie is all about Mardi Gras season

Metairie follows the same seasonal pattern as New Orleans as a whole, which means the top times to head down are during the winter and spring festival season. That goes from January all the way through to March, and sees the whole town erupt with Mardi Gras parades and ad hoc jazz shows. However, pleasant weather also dominates in December, when fewer travelers are hitting The Big Easy, and when Metairie vacation rentals are even easier to come by.

Natural features

Be wedged between the swamps in Metairie

Metairie is a great jump-off point for exploring the famous Louisiana wetlands and swamps. It's sandwiched between the vast waters of Lake Pontchartrain and the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area to the west, which means airboating tours through the brackish creeks and waterways are a must. Be sure to take the camera along, because the submerged red maple forests, the bulrush thickets, the hulking water oak, and the elegant snowy egrets are all a wonder to behold.

How to get there

How to get to and around Metairie

The nearest airport is in Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Metairie?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Metairie:

  • "Spacious And Breathtaking Home | Experience The French Quarter And Frenchman Street" is popular with guests. Around 7 miles from Metairie, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a stereo and WiFi.
  • "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, a highchair, a washing machine and more. It's around 6 miles from Metairie.

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

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

Nothing tops a short escape to recharge your batteries. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these irresistible weekend getaways in and near Metairie:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Live Like A Local© Just Outside The French Qtr. In New Orleans", which is around 6 miles to the southeast of Metairie. There's plenty of adventure and nature to discover around here. Go golf and cycling or just wander around the sights of Louisiana State Museum and French Quarter Visitor Center.
  • "Charming New Orleans Cottage Steps From Audubon Park And Magazine St" is another dream escape to consider. Around 6 miles south of Metairie, use it as a base to do a little cycling or tennis. Jackson Square and Lake Terrace Park also have to be on your must-do list if you stay here.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Metairie and discover the vibrant local culture:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans". Amenities including concierge services and a fridge will help you feel at home here.
  • Another awesome choice is "Suite Caroline: Nola Is Calling Lg 1b". Make use of towels, a TV and other amenities during your getaway.

There are lots of highlights around Metairie to add to your itinerary. Nourish the culture vulture in you with a visit to Callan Contemporary and Soren Christensen Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Metairie?

Just because you only have a handful of days off work doesn't mean you have to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Metairie:

  • "The Red Bayou House, Walk To City Park And Jazzfest" is close to the heart of Metairie, which means there are plenty of things to do and see. Find your way to well-known attractions like Caesars Superdome and Jackson Square when you're not relaxing in your cozy digs.
  • "Historical Building Condo | 2 Bedroom 2 Bath With Private Balcony" is another fabulous option. Remember to add French Market and City Park to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Metairie that will get your heart racing:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passionate nights at "Spacious And Breathtaking Home | Experience The French Quarter And Frenchman Street". Located around 7 miles from Metairie, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and massage services.
  • Another place where you can spend a few magical days together is "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans". Located 6 miles from Metairie, a nearby bay and skiing facilities add to the ambiance here.

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

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Metairie and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A host of amenities including a swimming pool and a kitchen make "Great Home W Private Pool, Central To All The Top Attractions" a top pick. This getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the center of Metairie, it's around 6 miles away to the southeast.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite folks to "Amazing Deal , Luxury Historic Home Near French Quarter Area" and fill the place with laughter and love. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 10 miles to the southeast of central Metairie. It's crammed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a nearby river.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Metairie and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "The Red Bayou House, Walk To City Park And Jazzfest". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a fridge and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Fabulous Whole House. Central To Everything. Great Porch Off". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and offers books, a fridge and more.

Metairie has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 80 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Metairie vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

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

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Metairie offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located around 7 miles to the southeast of Metairie, "4 Bedroom - Prime Magazine St. Location" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 10 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a dishwasher and childrens activities.
  • "Maison De La Royal, Penthouse, 7 Blocks To The French Quarter" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This option is around 7 miles to the southeast of Metairie, and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A stereo and towels will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When you want to venture outside and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. Canal Street, Audubon Zoo and Bourbon Street should be at the top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Metairie?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Metairie and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "1 Bedroom 1ba Cabin At Salt Bayou Kampground" - Around 30 miles northeast of the center of Metairie, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a toaster and free toiletries.
  • "2bedroom 1ba Cabin With 4 Bunk Beds And Queen" - Another superb choice, this property comes with a TV, a swimming pool and more. You'll find it around 30 miles to the northeast of Metairie.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Metairie vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Metairie?

It's easy to arrange a fantastic vacation with Vrbo. Whether you decide on a comfy cabin or a chic apartment, you'll find amazing two-bedroom options in or near Metairie: Here are some of our top picks:

  • Leading the list is "All New Adorable Cottage With Easy Access To All That New Orleans Offers". This two-bedroom beauty offers amenities like a garden and a kitchen. You can easily visit Metairie's exciting attractions from this homely pad.
  • "Quiet Cozy Cottage Minutes To French Quarter And Airport" is another popular two-bedroom retreat. It comes with a kitchen, a garden and much more.