Discover a selection of 500 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 WiFi. Prices start at $103 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

Travel to lively Chapel Hill

Take a vacation to Chapel Hill and enjoy the area's cathedral, live music and art galleries. This city's university setting, sporting events and shopping draw many visitors. 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

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

Traveling to and around Chapel Hill

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Chapel Hill?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Chapel Hill that's a match made in heaven. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like a separate dining area and a living room at "Spacious Downtown Apt A Next To Franklin St". Situated around 0.1 miles from Chapel Hill, this property has 4 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "King Suite - Walk To Unc/franklin St". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Chapel Hill, it has 4 bedrooms and features coffee and tea making facilities and WiFi.

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

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

If you've been busier than an ant at a picnic lately, you deserve a break for a couple of glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Chapel Hill:

  • "Custom Tiny Home In The Trees Minutes To Downtown Carrboro" is perfect for a few days of enjoyment and rest. It features a range of amenities, such as internet services and shopping, and is located around 1 mile to the northwest of Chapel Hill.
  • Otherwise, live it up with your crew at "New Cozy Home Near Downtown Chapel Hill W", which is around 1 mile to the north of Chapel Hill. You'll have use of a stovetop, a phone and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Chapel Hill?

Absolutely! If you're looking for a simple yet stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the center of town. Check out the following options in or near Chapel Hill:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a travel buddy along to "Heel House Apartment - Walk To Unc Hospital And Stadiums". You'll have loads of amenities at your fingertips, including off-street parking options and a microwave oven.
  • An equally good rental is "New Charming Chapel Hill Condo In Great Location". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is loaded with convenient amenities like an iron and ironing board, coffee and tea making facilities and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Chapel Hill?

From simple apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are some of our most popular stays in and around Chapel Hill:

  • Within close reach of central Chapel Hill, "Heel House Apartment - Walk To Unc Hospital And Stadiums" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore the area's best sights.
  • Another excellent option is "Renovated Carrboro House With Deck And Fire Pit". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Chapel Hill.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Chapel Hill where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "Spacious Downtown Apt A Next To Franklin St". Around 0.1 miles southwest of Chapel Hill, this generously sized retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Amenities include a garden and a porch.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "The Ram's Retreat - Minutes To Unc" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the east of Chapel Hill, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a firepit are among the many amenities here.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable doughnut and check out these houses in or near Chapel Hill that come with this added perk:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Heel House Apartment - Walk To Unc Hospital And Stadiums". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as a living room and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing about or simply unwinding beside the water at "Renovated Carrboro House With Deck And Fire Pit". This vacation home is another top choice and comes with books, towels and more.

Chapel Hill has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 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 Chapel Hill vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

Every family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Chapel Hill offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 14 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Spacious Downtown Apt A Next To Franklin St" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This getaway is 0.1 miles to the southwest of Chapel Hill and has amenities such as a garden and a porch.
  • "King Suite - Walk To Unc/franklin St" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This option is around 1 mile to the northwest of Chapel Hill, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A garden and a fridge will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you'd like to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. Franklin Street, Morehead Planetarium and The Carolina Basketball Museum are excellent places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Chapel Hill?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your bikini and take a dip in the privacy of one of these spacious vacation homes in or near Chapel Hill:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 8 guests, "King Suite - Walk To Unc/franklin St" is the ideal place to spend time with your nearest and dearest. Make use of this property's host of amenities, such as a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • In addition to its fancy indoor pool, "Luxurious1873 Historic Home Near Duke With Private Heated Indoor Pool And 3 Acres" features a swimming pool and a kitchen. It has 4 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests, so you can bring all your buddies along.

If you'd like to see even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Chapel Hill vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Chapel Hill?

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution for one or two travelers. Here's a quick taste of our range in or near Chapel Hill:

  • Good things come in little packages, and "Heel House Apartment - Walk To Unc Hospital And Stadiums" is no exception. This one-bedroom property can be found in a handy central location and offers amenities like a kitchen and an oven.
  • "New Charming Chapel Hill Condo In Great Location" is another lovely one-bedroom escape also a hop, skip and a jump from the center. When you're not out discovering the top attractions in the area, make use of a kitchen and an oven.

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

It's easy to arrange a fantastic getaway with Vrbo. Whether you'd like a cute cottage or a swish apartment, we've got lots of two-bedroom options in or near Chapel Hill: Here are just some of our top picks:

  • Leading the list is "New Charming Carrboro Home - Walk To Downtown". This two-bedroom beauty provides amenities like a kitchen and an oven. You can easily visit Chapel Hill's many attractions from this base.
  • "Unc Zen Vacation Home With Pool" is another popular two-bedroom place. It offers a swimming pool, a kitchen and loads more.