Top rated rentals — Cornelius
Destination guide

Artsy Cornelius will entice you

The area's festivals and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Cornelius. Renowned for its lake, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Lake Norman and Bank of America Stadium. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Cornelius

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Cornelius a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • GoPro Motorplex (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Great Wolf Lodge Water Park (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Lazy 5 Ranch (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center (17 mi / 27.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cornelius

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cornelius is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Norman (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Lake Norman State Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Catawba River (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center (17 mi / 27.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Cornelius

The nearest airport is in Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT), located 19 mi (30.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Concord, NC (USA-Concord Regional), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cornelius?

Whether you're searching for an intimate escape for you and your boo or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cornelius. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • "Luxury Waterfront Condo On Lake Norman" is a hit with guests. Around 1 mile from Cornelius, it has 3 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a pool and a water view.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly". Around 7 miles from the heart of Cornelius, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with golf and a fireplace.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Cornelius delivers big adventure. Disconnect all your devices and switch your focus to outdoor fun at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • Take a few days off to experience a simpler way of life at "Luxury Tiny House For 2 In Downtown Concord". Located in Charlotte, a TV and free WiFi are included here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Tiny House, Walk To Light Rail And Optimist Food Hall". Situated in Villa Heights, this wee gem comes with a washing machine and off-street parking options.

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

Select a charming log cabin from the many in or near Cornelius and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, tasty tipple in hand, relaxing in front of a blazing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "Log Cabin Living At The Lake Sunday To Sunday Rental": This is the ideal base to try out some of the fabulous outdoor activities this area has on offer, including water skiing and cycling.
  • "The Lodge Best Views On The Lake Amazing Log Cabin": Spend your getaway taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this unique property. When it's time to get outdoors, kayaking and water skiing are some awesome things to do.

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these properties in and around Cornelius promise an awesome weekend getaway:

  • Located 1 mile to the southwest of the center of Cornelius, "Lake Norman Waterfront 1st Floor Luxury Condo" is popular with nature buffs and adventurous types. Stay busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, such as Lake Norman and Discovery Place Kids. Then, ramp up the fun with some tennis or kayaking.
  • Alternatively, find your home away from home at "Escape To The Lake Luxurious Deep Water Lake Norman Home W". Use it as a base to relax, or get active and try golf and mountain biking. When it's time to explore more of the area, plan a visit to Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook and Renaissance Park. This great vacation rental is around 6 miles north of Cornelius.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to location, character and convenience. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Cornelius and experience a slice of the vibrant local culture:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Lakefront Apartment With Beautiful Lake Norman Views". Amenities including a microwave oven and a stovetop will help you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Sunset Serenity / Kayaks Included", which offers conveniences such as beach sun loungers and air conditioning.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see even more of Cornelius. Cultural attractions like Spirit Square and McColl Center for Visual Art will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cornelius?

Sometimes, you've just got to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy a delightful mix of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Cornelius:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Sandy Beach Retreat On Popular Lake Norman Cove" is calling your name. It's within easy reach of the heart of Cornelius and an excellent base to explore sights like Spectrum Center and Bank of America Stadium.
  • Leap out of bed, make some breakfast and then begin planning what to explore around "Cabin - It's Five O'clock Here Pontoon Available Read Below. 1'st Come 1'st Serve". Charlotte Convention Center and EpiCentre should be on your radar if you stay at this vacation rental.

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

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Cornelius that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Around 1 mile from Cornelius, "Luxury Waterfront Condo On Lake Norman" is a perfect place for adoring couples. Winery tours and a fireplace are just some of the many amenities here.
  • "Lake Front Getaway, Family Friendly" is another popular option that'll impress. It's approximately 7 miles from Cornelius and comes with a fireplace and air conditioning.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Cornelius?

You'll find some lavish mansions for rent in and around Cornelius. If you're in search of somewhere with ample space as well as loads of wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick all your boxes:

  • Situated about 9 miles to the northeast of Cornelius, "Mansion On Main" is the perfect place to relax in the lap of luxury. Nice touches here include a porch and a garden.
  • Another great pick is "4bedroom Modern House With Fenced In Backyard By Mansion". Around 16 miles to the south of Cornelius, this gorgeous vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and offers concierge services, a separate dining area and more.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Cornelius and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A host of amenities including a nearby waterfront and a garden make "Beautiful Home On Wide Water" a winner. This expansive property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 15 guests. From the center of Cornelius, it's around 10 miles away to the northwest.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Private Beach +hot Tub+ Boat For Rent" makes it easy to do that. Located around 30 miles to the south of Cornelius, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A lake view and a beach view are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable doughnut and browse these rental houses in or near Cornelius that feature this vacation necessity:

  • Welcome to "Fantastic House, Dock, Water Toys And Hot Tub Summer Dates Available", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a TV and a garden help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or just unwinding by the water at "The Cozy Cove - - Lake House On Lake Wylie Nc". This property is another top pick and offers towels, free toiletries and more.

Cornelius has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 70 ºF and 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 perfect Cornelius vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.