7 upscale Airbnbs for a vacation (or staycation) in Charlotte, from a luxury treehouse to a greenway getaway 

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Airbnb-ing: the super popular trend that rejects motels, hotels and everything in between in favor of a more personalized experience. Whether you’re a nomad or staycationer, Airbnbs are quickly becoming choice for travel. And with these first-class picks in the Charlotte region, you can live like a local in luxe style.

So, if you’re up for upscale, these elegant Airbnb abodes fit the bill. Here are seven top-of-the-line Airbnb residences in the CLT area, perfect for your next vacay (or stay-cay):

City Condo

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Find it in: Uptown Charlotte

Guests: Two people

Size: One bedroom, one bath

Price: $84 a night

Highlight: This sleek, renovated condo is located in the historic Fourth Ward and boasts clear views from the sixth floor. A pool, rooftop terrace, gated parking and central placement to uptown round out this five-star apartment.

Review: “Spectacular stay! It was my first time using Airbnb and I am so lucky that I got the perfect host. Not exaggerating but he was such a great guy, down to earth, helpful in every way possible. The place was super neat, I felt like I moved into a brand-new place. Definitely a high class, hotel-like experience, except in a condo. Uptown was right there walking distance, and I do appreciate the host for going out of his way and walking me to a nice place to grab lunch. I had a lot of fun and I will definitely stay again next time! I do recommend to everyone!”

Basement Beauty

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Find it in: Uptown/South End

Guests: Two people

Size: 950 square feet, one bedroom, one bath

Price: $89 a night

Highlight: Another intimate go-to, this recently renovated Airbnb is a private, walk-out basement apartment with all the amenities: lush king bed, full kitchen, smart TV with Netflix and more. It’s also less than a mile away from Bank of America Stadium and South End nightlife.

Review: “The place is impeccable and pleasurable. I was able to get a lot of work done on the desk and enjoy the close distance to restaurants and downtown. The patio is perfect for enjoying a nice cold beer or glass of wine. The host was prompt in communication and thoughtful of her guest’s needs.”

Tiny But Fierce

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Find it in: Plaza Midwood

Guests: Three people

Size: 400 square feet, one bedroom, two beds, one bath

Price: $85 a night

Highlight: Featured on the 2017 Plaza Midwood Home Tour, this tiny home or “Svartkub” – Swedish for black cube – is a stone’s throw away from Plaza Midwood and NoDa nightlife. Charming touches like high ceilings and exposed beams meet modern comforts, making it a one-of-a-kind pick.

Review: “Everything from the Los Pollos Hermanos coffee cup to the light shining on the door lock make this hip secluded bungalow eclectically and thoughtfully appointed. The host was responsive but never intrusive. Great accommodations.”

Getaway on the Greenway 

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Find it in: Matthews/South Charlotte

Guests: Eleven people

Size: Stocked kitchen, four bedrooms, two baths

Price: $74 a night

Highlight: Located minutes from downtown Matthews and 15 minutes from Uptown, this tucked-away home puts the focus on quiet and calm but still offers must-have amenities. Board games and books plus a wood-burning fire pit maximize its cozy, intimate air.

Review: “This was my first Airbnb experience and I can honestly say that my expectations were met and more! Plenty of space, neat and clean, tons of amenities and the basketball hoop in the backyard was a great surprise! Only 15-20 minutes to downtown via Uber and located near tons of shops/restaurants/grocery stores. This place made hosting a party of 8-10 very easy and most enjoyable! I would recommend this home to anyone who’s traveling. Five stars!”

Myers Park Digs

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Find it in: Myers Park

Guests: Four people

Size: Efficiency kitchen, two bedrooms, one bath

Price: $65 a night

Highlight: Ultra clean and cozy, this separate two-bedroom apartment is on a quiet side street and offers a short walk to shops and restaurants. It’s a little home away from home that’s no-nonsense yet still chic.

Review: “We have stayed in many places but this is easily at the top of our list. Wonderful place and location but the attention to detail really set this place apart. Easy-to-read notes let us know what we needed to do and generous touches like drinks in the fridge and coffee with cream made us wish we were staying longer. Gorgeous yard as well. Definitely recommend!”

Luxury Treehouse

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Find it in: Concord

Guests: Two people

Size: Studio, one bed, one bath

Price: $100 a night

Highlight: An elevated glamping abode, this luxuriant timber treehouse sits on a 20-acre farm that gives a mountain-home feel, a la Asheville. It’s a one-room space with a separate men’s and women’s bathhouse (complete with eco-toilets, sinks and rainforest shower heads), but boasts all the amenities you want in an upscale yet down-to-Earth space.

Review: “Don’t pass up an opportunity to stay at The Farm. It’s a little slice of heaven tucked away in any otherwise very busy city. Beautifully decorated and the structures were designed with comfort and thought. It was a perfect retreat!”

Urban Escape

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Find it in: Providence

Guests: Seven people

Size: Two-story living room, three bedrooms, four beds, two baths

Price: $119 a night

Highlight: Dubbed the “Zen Retreat”, this place is a hidden gem that offers a little bit of everything. And if you’re looking for more upgrades, you can pay extra for floral delivery, a fully stocked fridge, cocktails, on-site massage and so much more.

Review: “This is a fantastic property. Very cool interior decorated with pieces from the hosts travels. Clean, plenty of room and plenty of towels, etc. The hot tub is an added bonus and very relaxing in a scenic wooded setting. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need to cook with, which was great because I had to do some cooking for work. I would highly recommend this place!”


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