Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Charlotte, 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 private pools. Prices start at $92 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Charlotte. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Culture and history near Charlotte vacation home rentals

Charlotte has long been one of North Carolina’s most prosperous cities, thanks in large part to the number of prestigious multinational companies that have taken root there. The city also has an enviable reputation for sporting prowess, with the Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, and NASCAR Hall of Fame all established within its environs. In recent years, however, it’s the booming cultural scene that has driven demand for Charlotte vacation rentals. An assortment of museums and art galleries are found in the city, while the Carolina Renaissance Festival, held on weekends in October and November, is one of the largest and most popular of its kind.

Things to do

Artful Charlotte

The whimsical terracotta exterior of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on South Tryon Street is immediately arresting. Designed by the eminent architect Mario Botta, the building is itself a work of art, perfectly reflecting the masterpieces that it houses. Pieces by Warhol, Giacometti, and Miró, among countless other 20th century masters, take pride of place in the halls of this venerable institution, while photographs and letters illustrate the close relationship between the Bechtler family and many of the artists. The museum is open 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays.

Activities

Things to do near Charlotte vacation homes

An enduring favorite of families and thrill-seekers, the U.S. National Whitewater Center offers an unrivalled range of outdoor activities for holidaymakers. The facility boasts over 30 miles of trails, with kayaking, white-water rafting, paddleboarding, rock climbing, and zip lining all on the menu. Competitions are held throughout the year, giving you the chance to test your mettle in triathlons, ultra-marathons, and more. During the summer, you can relax at a River Jam concert. Held on Thursdays and Saturdays from May through September, with 9 additional festivals at regular intervals, these gatherings are a great way to chill out as your adventure winds down.

Weather

Sunshine over Charlotte

The Piedmont region’s humid subtropical climate promises hot, balmy summers that are perfect for sun-seekers. During this period, demand for Charlotte vacation rentals rises, so booking early is essential. Winter is short and generally cool, but the brave traveler will benefit from shorter queues at the city’s top cultural venues and a better chance of finding a good deal on a Charlotte vacation rental. Fall is typically the driest period of the year, so it’s also worth considering, especially for those looking to stroll through the area’s many parks as the leaves take on their autumnal hues.

Natural features

The tranquil side of Charlotte

North Carolina’s breathtaking natural beauty is on full display at the Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve, located around 30 minutes from most downtown Charlotte vacation rentals. This preserve is home to the Carolina Raptor Center, which boasts the largest eagle aviary in the Southeast, as well as many other birds of prey. You can also visit the Backyard Habitat Garden, where bird-feeding stations and butterfly gardens are always a hit with kids, or check out the 18 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails for some independent exploration.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Charlotte

Fly into Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Concord, NC (USA-Concord Regional), which is 13.2 mi (21.2 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Charlotte Station. You can get around Charlotte by jumping on the metro at Charlotte Transportation Center Station, 3rd St - Convention Center Station or 7th St Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Charlotte vacation homes

Families with kids will find endless opportunities for fun in Charlotte. Vacation homes are available near places like Carowinds, a sprawling amusement park with thrill rides, a water park, and kiddie amusements, and Discovery Place, a kids’ science and technology museum with interactive exhibits, an aquarium, a rainforest, and a theater. Kids will also like the Carolinas Aviation Museum, a museum with commercial, military, and civil aircraft and aviation artifacts.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Charlotte vacation rentals

Charlotte has numerous romantic locations to explore on your trip. Vacation rentals can be found near places like the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a manicured garden with a tropical plant conservatory, fountains, and a pavilion, and the Mint Museum Randolph, a museum showcasing international art with live performances and educational programs. You could also visit the McDowell Nature Preserve, an undeveloped preserve with a lake, nature center, and walking trails.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Charlotte?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Charlotte:

  • Around 17 miles from the center of Charlotte, you'll love staying at "Luxury Waterfront Condo On Lake Norman". It has 3 bedrooms and handy features including towels and lowered locks.
  • "Farm Stay In Beautiful Timber Frame House In The Foothills Of W. North Carolina" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, a nearby laundromat, a living room and more. It's around 60 miles from Charlotte.

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

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Charlotte delivers big adventure. Disconnect all your devices and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact escapes:

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this tiny house in Waynesville include spa and beauty services, an oven and more.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" offers plenty of conveniences, including games and off-street parking options. Located in New Bern, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy abode.

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

You'll find some awesome log cabins to rent in and around Charlotte. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while spending time in the heart of nature at one of these popular options:

  • "Log Cabin Living At The Lake Sunday To Sunday Rental" is the ideal fusion of outdoor adventure and creature comforts. Take advantage of handy amenities here such as a barbecue grill and a games room.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at "Authentic Log Cabin Built In 1790". This escape features a nearby river, a garden and more.

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

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're chasing some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and around Charlotte are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Spend a few days at "Lake Norman Waterfront 1st Floor Luxury Condo", which is around 17 miles to the north of Charlotte. There's plenty of nature and adventure to discover around here. Try some water skiing and tennis or simply delight in the sights of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Latta Nature Preserve.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Escape To The Lake Luxurious Deep Water Lake Norman Home W". Stay in with your feet up, or get active and try cycling and fishing. When you're ready to explore more of the area, plan a visit to Mooresville Golf Course and Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary. This attractive vacation rental is around 25 miles north of Charlotte.

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

Enjoy a taste of the energy and culture of Charlotte from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're hoping to escape on your own or have fun with a few buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Charlotte:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Lakefront Apartment With Beautiful Lake Norman Views". This vacation rental is a great base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including a fireplace and towels.
  • Another excellent option is "Sunset Serenity / Kayaks Included". Make the most of WiFi, outdoor furniture and other conveniences during your stay.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's lots to keep you on the go around Charlotte. Interested in culture? Swing by Burning Coal Theatre and Durham Performing Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Charlotte?

Every once in a while, you just need to get away from it all, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a pleasant mix of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Charlotte:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Charlotte and a convenient base to check out sights like Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Lake Norman Waterfront 1st Floor Luxury Condo", another good option. Cloer Family Vineyards and McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

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

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Charlotte that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Around 17 miles from Charlotte, "Luxury Waterfront Condo On Lake Norman" is the ideal place for adoring couples. Winery tours and beauty services are just some of the amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly", around 25 miles from Charlotte. A fireplace and a nearby marina will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Charlotte?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, you're going to need somewhere spacious. These mansions for rent in or around Charlotte will fit your whole crew while doing it in style:

  • Located 1 mile to the north of Charlotte, "4bedroom Modern House With Fenced In Backyard By Mansion" is the place to go for a luxurious escape. Amenities on offer here include concierge services and a separate dining area.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a while at "Mansion On Main". It's located approximately 25 miles to the north of Charlotte and offers amenities like a porch, a garden and more.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Charlotte that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make yourself comfortable at "Fantastic House, Dock, Water Toys And Hot Tub Summer Dates Available". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including nearby birdwatching activities and towels.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "The Cozy Cove - - Lake House On Lake Wylie Nc". This vacation rental is another favorite and offers books, a dishwasher and more.

Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 70 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Charlotte vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the ones you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family escape or reuniting with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's just right for you. Here are two of our best in and around Charlotte:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Escape To The Lake Luxurious Deep Water Lake Norman Home W", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This retreat is around 25 miles to the north of Charlotte and comes with amenities such as a living room and a DVD player.
  • "Fantastic House, Dock, Water Toys And Hot Tub Summer Dates Available" also has the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This property is around 30 miles to the north of Charlotte, and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A fridge and a living room will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center are excellent places to start.

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