Discover a selection of 23 vacation rentals in Durham, 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 $134 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Durham. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Lively Durham will entice you

Enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Durham. Renowned for its sporting events, university setting and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Crabtree Valley Mall and PNC Arena are just a couple of the must-sees. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Durham

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Durham a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Frankie's Fun Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Lake Crabtree County Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • The Umstead Spa (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • The Preserve at Jordan Lake (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Lake Wheeler Park (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Durham

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Durham is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Lake Crabtree County Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Pullen Park (20 mi / 32.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Durham

Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Durham Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Durham?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Durham that's perfect for you. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Lovely Long Lake Getaway Peaceful And Private. . . 1st Floor Master W" is a guest favorite. Around 12 miles from Durham, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including an electric kettle and a fax machine.
  • Another enticing choice is "The Cary Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Ba Private", which is around 16 miles from Durham. Offering 1 bedroom, internet services and a free nearby fitness center, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

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

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

You need only set foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Durham to figure out that awesome things really do come in tiny packages. Efficiently designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • You can look forward to a simpler way of living at "Tiny House - Near Duke University". Amenities at this hideaway in Durham include free WiFi, a living room and more.
  • "Cheerful 1 - Bed Tiny House With Free Parking" in Durham is another popular choice. Internet services and air conditioning will make your getaway here even more cozy and comfortable.

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

Clock out on Friday and then pack your overnight bag. If it's time for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Durham promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • "Cozy 3 Bedroom 2. 5 Bath On Private 1 Acre Wooded Lot" is a top-rated option around 12 miles southeast of the center of Durham. You don't need to go far to find something to do around this vacation rental. Get outdoors and discover Vista Point Beach and Marsh Creek Park. Activities like ice skating and cycling will perfectly round off your weekend trip.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "Beautiful Home In Sought Out North Raleigh With Whole House Hepa". Approximately 17 miles southeast of Durham, fun activities around here include mountain biking and cycling. Prefer sightseeing? Plan an outing to South Park Historic District and Historic Oak View County Park.

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

Typically compact, reasonably priced and conveniently located, it's hard not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Settle into one of these options and experience the culture of Durham up close:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "The Cary Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Ba Private". This vacation rental is a popular base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including an ice maker and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, spend your vacation at "Downtown Bull City View/poolside Luxury Suite", which comes with conveniences such as air conditioning and a stovetop.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and explore, there's loads to keep you on the move around Durham. Interested in cultural attractions? Plan a visit to Durham Performing Arts Center and Artspace.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Durham?

Just because you only have a day or two to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a soulless hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Durham:

  • "Walk To Everything" is close to the center of Durham, so you'll have tons of things to keep you occupied. Check out interesting sights like PNC Arena and North Carolina State Capitol when you're not hanging out in your cozy digs.
  • "On The Eno River - Hot Tub And Fireplace" is another wonderful option. Remember to add North Carolina State University and Raleigh Convention Center to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

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

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Durham that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Around 12 miles from Durham, "Lovely Long Lake Getaway Peaceful And Private. . . 1st Floor Master W" is a perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and winery tours are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days sipping wine and canoodling at "The Cary Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Ba Private", around 16 miles from Durham. Winery tours and shopping facilities will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Durham?

We've got some spectacular mansions for rent in and around Durham. If you're on the lookout for somewhere with lots of room as well as a large dollop of wow factor, these stunners will tick all your boxes:

  • Approximately 20 miles to the southeast of Durham is "Mini Mansion 4, 100 Sf Ncsu/downtown". As well as its magnificent design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as beauty services and golf.
  • Alternatively, score major Brownie points and spend a few days at "Mighty Mansion With 3, 300 Sf - 9 Mins To Downtown + Ncsu. 8 Beds Great For Groups". It's located 20 miles to the southeast of Durham and comes with a fireplace, a garden and more.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Durham and get everybody together under one roof:

  • You'll have loads of space to sprawl out at "Lux Modern Retreat Downtown King Beds". Around 1 mile northeast of Durham, this welcoming retreat has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a kitchen and a porch.
  • Invite up to 13 of your favorite folks to "Radiant Retreat King Bed Long Term Stays" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 4 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the southwest of central Durham. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable, such as a kitchen and off-street parking options.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Durham and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget your unicorn floatie:

  • Say hello to "Beautiful Home In Sought Out North Raleigh With Whole House Hepa", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a smart TV and outdoor furniture help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • "New House Sleep10 Remotework" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A kitchen island and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Not sure what to pack for your Durham escape? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. Scroll through our range of Durham vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with loved ones. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Durham and bring the whole gang:

  • Located around 12 miles to the southeast of Durham, "Lovely Long Lake Getaway Peaceful And Private. . . 1st Floor Master W" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a toaster and a kitchen.
  • "Beautiful Home In Sought Out North Raleigh With Whole House Hepa" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 17 miles to the southeast of central Durham and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Cable/satellite TV services and towels will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

When you want to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Frankie's Fun Park and Triangle Town Center should be at the top of your to-do list.