Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Columbus, OH 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 $74 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Columbus. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Columbus
Destination guide

Set sail for a new world of vacation brilliance

Get ready to make a momentous discovery with your Columbus vacation rental. Named for the legendary Italian globetrotter, Columbus is a whip-smart, modern city with the buzz of a boomtown about it. It's got museums, sports, and music venues, theaters, galleries, and gardens, and with Columbus, the daytime explorations are only half the fun. With a food scene so international that you can sample more cuisines in a week than Columbus himself clocked up in a lifetime, plus more than its fair share of breweries, distilleries, and coffee roasters, your vacation voyage of discovery in Columbus is never-ending.

Things to do

Curves? You won't find any of those round here

The Columbus Museum of Art is the place to see paintings that make everything look square. It's got a collection that punches with the best of them, particularly when it comes to 20th-century art and cubism. If you're more about lab coats and goggles than overalls and berets, COSI Columbus is an innovative museum for scientists young and old. And for a peer into the past, travel back in time to the Ohio History Center, complete with its own Civil War-era village. Feet getting tired by now? Slow it down with a visit to the botanical gardens at the Franklin Park Conservatory.


Columbus doesn't give the other vacations a sporting chance

It's a good job Christopher Columbus himself never discovered the delights of a Columbus vacation rental, otherwise that might have been the end of his explorations. Whatever your vacation preferences, you won't have to travel far to find them. Like sports? Hockey and soccer are the big ones here, with a massive university sports scene covering pretty much everything else (especially football). More about the culture than the sports grounds? Try classical music, ballet, jazz, and theater, including open-air Shakespeare every summer. And that's before you get onto the opportunities for nightlife, dining, and shopping.


With a Columbus vacation rental, the wind's in your sails

As all seasoned travelers know, a big part of a successful voyage is getting the right weather. Fortunately, with a Columbus vacation rental, the odds are stacked in your favor. Summers round here are hot, and while it can get a bit humid at times, it's rare that it gets stifling. You'll come across the occasional thunderstorm, so pack the oilskins, just in case. Winter sailors will be pleased to hear that, while it can get pretty cold here, Columbus doesn't get nearly as much snow as other nearby cities, so you can leave the huskies and sleds back home.

Natural features

Relax outdoors on your visit to Columbus

Columbus is served by both the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers, and the city is also home to numerous picturesque creeks which are great for a quiet afternoon’s stroll and a little birdwatching. There are numerous other nature spots around the city, like the 6 glacial ravines along the Olentangy River in Clintonville, while the beautiful Old Deaf School Park offers visitors the sights of the French Topiary Gardens, the creation of a local artist. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens provide peace and tranquility east of downtown Columbus as well as a beautiful butterfly house.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Columbus

The nearest airport is in John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Columbus?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Columbus that suits your style. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Luxurious German Village Carriage House Steps To Schiller Park" is popular with guests. Around 1 mile from Columbus, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a blender and off-street parking options.
  • "Eclectic Short North Home - Free Parking" is another winner, offering 3 bedrooms, a washing machine, shopping and more. It's around 2 miles from Columbus.

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

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

Get far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Columbus. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with the family, there'll be something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • Make yourself at home at "Modern Downtown Luxury Apartment W". Located around 0.1 miles to the south of Columbus, this cozy retreat has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including WiFi and towels.
  • "Downtown Luxury Apartment On The Columbus Commons" is another popular option. It's located about 0.1 miles to the south of Columbus and comes with a playground, a pool and more.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Spend your getaway at one of these top studio apartments in or near Columbus:

  • Escape on your own or take a few friends to "Modern Downtown Luxury Apartment W". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including free toiletries and a smart TV.
  • An equally good rental is "Brick Wall Waterfall/king Suite". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfy apartment is packed with convenient amenities like coffee and tea making facilities, a smart TV and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Columbus?

Whether you're looking for a small apartment for you and your other half or a guesthouse with room for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Columbus. These properties make the perfect base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Brick Wall Waterfall/king Suite" is a great choice. It's not too far from the center of Columbus, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • Another excellent option is "Rare Downtown Apartment With Free Parking". Gather your squad and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Columbus.

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

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Columbus that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Around 1 mile from Columbus, "Luxurious German Village Carriage House Steps To Schiller Park" is an ideal place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Beauty services and air conditioning are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Eclectic Short North Home - Free Parking", around 2 miles from Columbus. A fireplace and air conditioning will help set the mood for romance.

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

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with pals or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Columbus:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Housepitality - The Dove - Luxury Renovation". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. This top pick is around 1 mile to the west of Columbus.
  • "Big Grey, 4br, 3. 5ba 2800sqft Short North Home" is another awesome option. It's around 2 miles to the north of Columbus, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your visit even more comfortable.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable unicorn and browse these houses in or near Columbus that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Say hello to "Luxurious German Village Carriage House Steps To Schiller Park", where your main priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as pet-friendly facilities and free toiletries help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Gorgeous New House In German Village L Lrg Fire Pit Area". This property is another sought-after option and features a microwave oven, a kitchen and more.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Columbus getaway? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. During summer, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. Browse our range of Columbus vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing those precious memories with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or celebrating a special occasion with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Columbus:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Eclectic Short North Home - Free Parking", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This getaway is around 2 miles to the north of Columbus and comes with amenities such as a garden and a video library.
  • Another top choice is "New German Village Retreat W". This property is 1 mile south of Columbus and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a kitchen and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. Magic Mountain Fun Center, Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark and Sky Zone offer fun for both kids and grown-ups.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Columbus?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Columbus and make wonderful new memories with the people you love:

  • "Cabin In Historic Northwood Park" - Enjoy fun times with your nearest and dearest at this getaway, which is around 3 miles north of the center of Columbus. Air conditioning and clothes washing facilities are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cheerful 2 Bedroom Cabin With Hot Tub And Relaxing Views" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming property, which is around 12 miles to the southwest of Columbus. You'll have access to a porch, nearby birdwatching activities and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Columbus vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Columbus?

Idyllic romantic getaways, business trips or adventures all on your own — a single-bedroom vacation property is an ideal solution for a multitude of occasions. One of these options in or near Columbus is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check into "Modern Downtown Luxury Apartment W" for a couple of days. This one-bedroom vacation rental offers guests a swimming pool and a garden and is nice and close to the heart of town.
  • "Brick Wall Waterfall/king Suite" is another charming one-bedroom escape also close to the center. When you're not out and about seeing the area's top attractions, take advantage of a kitchen and a TV.

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