Discover a selection of 258 vacation rentals in Chapel Hill, NC 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 $67 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Chapel Hill. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A hip college town in North Carolina

If you’re looking for a break that combines history, culture, and carefree fun, then Chapel Hill fits the bill. It’s the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which means there’s a lively student population giving the whole place a laid-back vibe. You’ll find cool places to eat, drink, and be merry right into the early hours, while there’s more tranquil and cerebral pleasures to be had here as welll. Chapel Hill vacation rentals will make you feel very comfortable, whether you opt for a luxury pad with sleek, contemporary decor, or a rustic cabin in the woods.

Things to do

Science and art in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill vacation rentals will put you close to an attraction that’s out-of-this-world. This is the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, where immersive shows, often narrated by big name stars, will whisk you into the heavens and plunge you into black holes. Look for the giant sundial close by, which is an icon of the city. Then there’s the Ackland Art Museum, which has over 18,000 works, including a superlative collection of Asian art, not to mention European masterpieces. From Persian pottery to Cubist paintings, it’s all here to be relished. And if you fancy some fresh air afterwards, why not take a turn around the North Carolina Botanical Garden?

Activities

Historical homes and hip bars in Chapel Hill

If you really want to soak up the energy and personality of Chapel Hill, you’ll want to head straight for Franklin Street. It’s known as the social hub for students and other locals, and is studded with eateries and eclectic stores. You’ll be browsing hip t-shirts one minute, and delicate artworks the next. There’s also plenty of live music to be enjoyed in the bars. You can also take a trip back in time at Ayr Mount, an old plantation house built in 1815, where guided tours will take you through ornate architecture and landscaped grounds. Culinary buffs can also take an organized food tour of town, with tastings offered by trendy restaurants.

Weather

Make the most of the sun in Chapel Hill

There’s no wrong time to settle into a Chapel Hill vacation rental. There are so many places to see, and even during the colder months you can duck into places like the planetarium, or get cozy in the corner of a buzzing bar. That said, if you want to see the landscape at its prettiest, it’s worth coming in the late spring or summer, when the sun makes everything glow, and the fine temperatures provide great motivation to explore the outdoors.

Natural features

Back to nature near Chapel Hill

There are swathes of nature to explore on either side of Chapel Hill. You can head up to Carolina North Forest, where hundreds of acres of woodland provide a lush and tranquil oasis to wander and relax in. Or, go south to get to Jordan Lake and its recreation area, which boasts several swim beaches and miles of hiking trails by the waters. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles and other examples of rich wildlife.

How to get there

How to get to and around Chapel Hill

The nearest airport is in Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), located 15.2 mi (24.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Chapel Hill, NC?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 258 vacation rentals around Chapel Hill. From 106 house rentals to 56 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Chapel Hill?

If you're into the idea of hopping out of bed and coming across cool shops, restaurants and entertainment within a few minutes, then you've got to stay in the main central area. Vrbo has 18 city center vacation properties available. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Luckily, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 12 rural vacation rentals.
  • 10 town vacation rentals.
  • 6 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Chapel Hill?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 103 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start from $60 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular lodging options, such as:

  • Hotel: 90 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Apartment: 20 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Townhome: 20 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.

Can I stay in Chapel Hill in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and loved ones can be tons of fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help you. 31 house vacation homes are available. At the moment, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. The rental options that can cater to large numbers in the area include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 102 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $79 per night.
  • After a rental property for 8 guests? We have 34 that will serve you well. The starting price is $115 a night.
  • Looking for rentals catering to 5 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 32 that'll be ideal. You can score one from just $89 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your brother and all your friends to Chapel Hill.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Chapel Hill?

Forget those boring cookie-cutter hotel chains! Savor the freedom of staying like a local in a cost-effective rental instead. Get a load of the fabulous options that can be secured now on Vrbo. North Hills is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 23 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $114 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 18 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Northwest Raleigh. The average price in this area is $119 per night.