Discover a selection of 416 vacation rentals in Richmond, US 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 $85 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Richmond. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Virginia is for lovers, and you'll love Richmond

Set in the heart of Virginia along the winding James River, the state's thriving capital offers something for everyone. A healthy dose of that classic Southern hospitality combines with an up-and-coming food and beer scene to create a hip metropolis that somehow manages to be laid-back and cutting-edge at the same time. Surrounded by the pastoral rolling hills of the Piedmont region, Richmond is as rich in culture as it is in history. From NASCAR, to craft beer, to war history, there's a little something for everyone at a Richmond vacation rental.

Things to do

Historic Richmond: Revolutionize your vacation

History buffs are in for a treat, because a Richmond vacation rental takes you back to where our country began. St. John's Church is where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in 1775. You can visit the graves of early presidents at Hollywood Cemetery. For thrills, head to Kings Dominion theme park or take in some NASCAR action at Richmond Raceway. Museum highlights include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Cap off your day at one of the over 20 craft breweries in town.

Activities

Redefining the great outdoors, city style

Richmond may be a busy metropolis, but if you think that means there's a shortage of outdoor activities on hand, you'd be wrong. A number of parks dot the shores of the James River, connected by miles of hiking, biking, and nature trails. The river itself is renowned for its kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting. Stop by Brown's Island for its outdoor concerts and festivals, or Belle Isle for some top-notch rock climbing. Bikers should make a beeline for the Virginia Capital Trail, made up of 52 miles of paved bike paths running through the state.

Weather

All-weather fun in Richmond

Summers in Richmond offer visitors the ideal setting for enjoying fun on the sunny, secluded beaches on the James River, or on hiking trails like Belle Island Trail. The warm and inviting summer weather means that many rentals have a pool for refreshing fun when you’re not visiting city attractions. The cooler winter temperatures give visitors the chance to experience the stunning Lewis Ginter GardenFest of Lights and visit the exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. If you’d like to be more active, try out the 60- by 150-foot ice skating rink right downtown.

Natural features

Green hills and blue ridges in the picture-perfect Piedmont

Sitting in the heart of Virginia's picturesque Piedmont region, downtown Richmond may be as urban as they come, but the surrounding lands are known for their idyllic, rolling green hills that rise gently to meet the impressive Blue Ridge Mountains. The James River is just one of several rivers that meander their way through the countryside. There are more trees than you can count, which is great for fall leaf peeping and friendly wildlife encounters when you need a break from city life. Of course, you'll find plenty of green space right downtown, too.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Richmond

Fly into Richmond Intl. Airport (RIC), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.7 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Richmond Main Street Station or Richmond Staples Mill Road Station to see more of the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Richmond?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Richmond:

  • "History, Art, Nature, Privacy - Historic Escape In 110 Acres Of Ancient Woodland" is popular with guests. Around 40 miles from Richmond, it has 5 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including golf and off-street parking options.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Very Private Riverfront, Beach". Around 60 miles from the heart of Richmond, it has 6 bedrooms and features a boat and nearby ecotour services.

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

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

For a memorable vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Richmond. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of thes mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Rare Find: Farm/animal Sanctuary Tiny Home". This property in Scottsville packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a dining table and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "Tiny Home Mountain Retreat In The Virginia Foothills". Situated in Virginias, this tiny abode comes with an oven and a dining table.

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

Choose a stunning log cabin from the many scattered in or near Richmond and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, drink in hand, reclining in front of a glowing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Lake Anna Log Cabin Life": This awesome cabin is a perfect base if you love playing in nature. Water skiing and snorkeling are several activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Captivating 5 Bed/5 Bath Lake Front Log Cabin W": Stay in and enjoy the relaxed vibe or have a go at some of the thrilling activities nearby, including rafting and surfing and boogie boarding. Idle or adventurous, it's up to you.

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

Nothing beats squeezing in a quick trip to get you feeling alive again. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Richmond:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "A Warm And Cozy 50' Houseboat In Gated", which is around 11 miles to the south of central Richmond. There's plenty of adventure and nature to keep you busy here. Go golf and cycling or just explore the sights of Libby Hill Park and Pocahontas State Park.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Elegant 2br/2ba In The Heart Of Downtown Rva With Secured Parking - 30 Day Min". Stay in and chill out, or head out for some rock climbing and kayaking. When it's time to discover more of the area, check out Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Monument Avenue. This fantastic vacation rental is around 0.1 miles west of Richmond.

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

Get a taste of the culture and lifestyle of Richmond from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're hoping to take time out on your own or live it up with buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in and around Richmond:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "A Warm And Cozy 50' Houseboat In Gated". This vacation rental is a great base for sightseeing and comes with amenities including towels and shopping.
  • Alternatively, spend your vacation at "Cozy, Downtown Apartment", which offers conveniences including a stovetop and WiFi.

There are loads of highlights around Richmond to add to your agenda. Feed your inner culture lover with a visit to J Fergeson Gallery and Seven Hills Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Richmond?

Whether you're after a chic apartment or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these top picks in or near Richmond:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Private Retreat On 10 Acres Minutes From Monticello" is a good choice. It's close to the center of Richmond, so you'll have easy access to all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Historic Cottage On Ware River Estate". This comfy, centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Richmond that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Located around 6 miles from Richmond, "Great Location. Close To Just About Everywhere. Can't Beat The Value" is an ideal place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and a villa are just some of the amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break sipping wine and canoodling at "Rosewood Haven At Park And Pet Freindly", around 2 miles from Richmond. Winery tours and a fireplace will help set the mood.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Richmond and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • A host of amenities including a sauna and a kitchen make "The Retreat" a favorite. This spacious getaway has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. From the center of Richmond, it's around 11 miles away to the north.
  • "Evolve | Renovated Historic Home < 2 Mi To Dtwn" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 1 mile to the north of Richmond, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A kitchen and an oven are just a couple of things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to stay, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Richmond and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Get your vacation on at "A Warm And Cozy 50' Houseboat In Gated", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including a toaster and coffee and tea making facilities help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or enjoying peaceful moments by the water at "The Carriage House Downstairs Garden Cottage". This vacation home is another top pick and offers towels, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Richmond? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Richmond vacation rentals.

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

Every catch-up with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Richmond offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Rosewood Haven At Park And Pet Freindly" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This escape is 2 miles to the west of Richmond and has creature comforts such as towels and a balcony.
  • "Gorgeous 5 Bd Home In Churchill" also offers the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 2 miles to the southeast of Richmond, and accommodates 10 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A balcony and a dining table will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When it's time to explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, Amazement Square and AMF Lynchburg Lanes should be on your itinerary.

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