Discover a selection of 112 vacation rentals in Independence, MO 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 gardens and backyards. Prices start at $167 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Independence. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Independence
Destination guide

Historic Independence will entice you

Enjoy the area's churches, museums and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Independence. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Arrowhead Stadium and Worlds of Fun are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Independence

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Independence has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Worlds of Fun (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Oceans of Fun (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Kansas City Zoo (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Independence

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Independence is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Swope Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Blue Spring (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Berkley Riverfront Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Cave Spring Interpretive Center (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Independence

The nearest airport is in Kansas City International Airport (MCI), located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Independence Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Independence?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your honey or someplace spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Independence. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Independence, it's hard to top "2bedroom 2ba Loft In Historic Downtown Kc". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a dishwasher and a hair dryer.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Quality Hill 1bedroom Loft In Historic Building". Located around 9 miles from the heart of Independence, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a dryer and a TV.

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

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

For a memorable vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Independence. A word of warning though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes fun-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Kc Tiny Home". This property in South Kansas City packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as heating and off-street parking options.
  • "A Super Modern Airstream Tiny House With A Hot Tub" offers convenient extras like a garden and a stovetop. Located in Lens, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

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

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and near Independence and enjoy all the exciting things to do nearby:

  • "2 Br/2ba Stunning Craftsmen Carriage House Apt + Garage Parking" is a comfortable option around 9 miles west of the center of Independence. You'll never have to wander far to find an unforgettable experience around this vacation rental. Get out and explore Weston Bend State Park and Battle of Westport Visitor Center Museum. Activities like tennis and cycling will nicely cap off your mini break.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Walking Distance To Country Club Plaza Entertainment District". About 11 miles west of Independence, activities around here include ice skating and golf. More into sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Indian Creek Greenway and Watkins Mill State Park.

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

Appreciate the culture and energy of Independence from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd like to kick back on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Independence:

  • Make "Quality Hill 1bedroom Loft In Historic Building" your home for a few days or more. This great vacation rental features amenities including an elevator and a balcony.
  • Another tempting choice is "Modern Kansas City Studio - Newly Renovated In Midtown Kc". Take advantage of an oven, a stovetop and other conveniences during your stay.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover more of Independence. Cultural sights like Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and American Jazz Museum will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Independence?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Independence. Stay for a night or two in a condo, a budget apartment or a home that'll fit the family. Whatever type of rental you're looking for, you'll have plenty to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorites:

  • "5 Star Hotel Turned Luxury Rental” The Rieger Hotel" is near the heart of Independence, which means there are plenty of things to entertain you. Find your way to well-known sights like T-Mobile Center and Crown Center when you're not relaxing in your cozy rental.
  • "Hyde Park Mansion Loft 2 Bed 2 Bath Kitchen" is another appealing option. Remember to add Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to your list when it's time to sightsee.

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

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Independence that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "2bedroom 2ba Loft In Historic Downtown Kc". Around 9 miles from Independence, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including air conditioning and a balcony.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days sipping wine and canoodling at "Quality Hill 1bedroom Loft In Historic Building", around 9 miles from Independence. A balcony and a dining table will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Independence?

You'll find some awesome mansions for rent in and near Independence. If you're after somewhere with ample space as well as a serious wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Approximately 9 miles to the west of Independence is "Hyde Park Mansion Loft 2 Bed 2 Bath Kitchen". Along with its striking design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as beauty services and golf.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and spend a few days at "Brand New - Kc's Best Mansion In The Best Location. A Wedding And Event Favorite". It's located 9 miles to the west of Independence and comes with a fireplace, a restaurant dining guide and more.

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

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with pals or a big family gathering, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Independence:

  • You'll have enough space to sprawl out at "5 Star Hotel Turned Luxury Rental” The Rieger Hotel". Around 9 miles west of Independence, this generously sized retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. Quality amenities include a water park and a fireplace.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Boutique Cottage Home On Gated Estate 3 Bd 2 Ba Getaway Wifi Cable Ada W" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 17 miles to the south of Independence, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the various amenities here.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Pull out your inflatable doughnut and browse these houses in or near Independence that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Get comfortable at "Welcome To "the Bird House" 3bedroom W", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a porch and a smart TV help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "2bed/2bath House 7 Min. Drive To Downtown Kansas City". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of free toiletries and towels.

Curious what the weather's like in Independence? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 85 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Independence vacation rentals.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing wonderful times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family reunion or catching up with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Independence:

  • Sleeping as many as 16 guests in 4 bedrooms, "5 Star Hotel Turned Luxury Rental” The Rieger Hotel" is the perfect place for some family time. This popular escape is 9 miles to the west of Independence and has creature comforts that include cable/satellite TV services and a microwave oven.
  • "Boutique Cottage Home On Gated Estate 3 Bd 2 Ba Getaway Wifi Cable Ada W" is another top pick for families. It's around 17 miles to the south of Independence, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Useful amenities here include a fridge and a dishwasher.

If you'd love to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Worlds of Fun, Crown Center and Kansas City Zoo are good places to start.