Amazing Airbnb and Vrbo rentals around Louisville, KY

Check out some of the coolest, most unique Airbnb and Vrbo rentals around Derby City, and plan for your next adventure or staycation.

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Upstairs Airbnb in NuLu.

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Whether you’re looking to visit Louisville in style for the weekend or are a local in need of an unforgettable staycation, we’ve compiled a list featuring 15 extraordinary rentals in Derby City that are worthy of a trip for you, your partner, the bestie, or the whole squad this year.

Just a heads up: Prices may vary depending on dates selected, taxes, and booking and cleaning fees (sorry, Airbnb and Vrbo make the rules, we just follow them).

Historic

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Butchertown’s Historic Shanty Boathouse

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Butchertown’s Historic Shanty Boathouse

This home is a neighborhood legend. Supposedly, it floated upriver in The Great Flood of 1937 and a Louisvillian simply built a foundation under it and called it “the shanty boat.”

  • ~$247 a night
  • 2 BD | 2 BA
  • Buff City soaps, washer and dryer, outdoor sound system, private backyard with outdoor furniture, hot tub, Big Green Egg free on premise parking
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Restored 175-year-old Church

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Restored 175-year-old Church

Sleep inside this restored antebellum church.

  • ~$324 a night
  • 3 BD | 2 BA
  • Full kitchen, kid-friendly, courtyard, Airbnb Plus
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Charming Home in the Highlands

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Charming Home in the Highlands

This stylish 750-sqft historic home is steps from one of Derby City’s culture epicenters, Bardstown Road, filled with local shops, bars, and restaurants.

  • ~$119 a night
  • 2 BD | 2 BA
  • Full kitchen, pets allowed, backyard, kid-friendly
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The Rosewood Suite at The Bellwether. | Photo by The Bellwether

The Bellwether

Travel back to the golden era of the 1920s in this historic, art-deco boutique hotel booked through Airbnb or its website.

  • ~$125 a night
  • 1-4 BD | 1-2 BA
  • Self-check in, pets allowed, luggage drop-off, hotel amenities
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Historic Peterson Mansion

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Historic Peterson Mansion

Get major old-world vibes at this mansion adjacent to Cherokee Park.

  • ~$2,318 a night
  • 6 BD | 4 BA
  • Park views, indoor fireplaces, private backyard, outdoor dining area

We love a theme

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Brew & View

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Brew & View

Crash at this brewery-themed house with a giant map of Louisville’s breweries painted on the wall and a beer mug stein glass window.

  • ~$123 a night
  • 3 BD | 2 BA
  • Beer garden, skyline views, washer and dryer, free on premise parking
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Bourbon Big Shot Mansion

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Bourbon Big Shot Mansion

Soak in the bourbon experience Louisville has to offer at this 19th century, Beaux-Arts mansion in Old Louisville built by bourbon innovator John Thompson Street Brown.

  • ~$699 a night
  • 8 BD | 5.5 BA
  • Indoor fireplace, free on premise parking, pets allowed
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ArTisTs CoTTaGe

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ArTisTs CoTTaGe

Explore the found art gardens and galleries throughout this Irish Hill home, a spot cited as a perfect retreat for artists and writers.

  • ~$149 a night
  • 2 BD | 1 BA
  • Fireplace, outdoor furniture, music and video library

Trendy and modern

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Big Chill

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Big Chill

Big Chill’s giant hot tub has a waterfall, lights, and tons of jets — plus it’s located in the heart of the Highlands.

  • ~$160 a night
  • 5 BD | 2 BA
  • Hot tub, indoor fireplace, patio, on free premise parking
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Upstairs Suite B

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UpstairsSUITE A or SUITE B

Two suites are available at this design-forward, minimalist concept with curated art. Bonus: It’s located on the main drag of East Market Street.

  • ~$76 a night
  • 1 BD | 1 BA
  • In the heart of the NuLu district, dedicated workspace, patio
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The Bourbon Belle

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The Bourbon Belle

Stay in Louisville’s historic and trendy Germantown neighborhood in this renovated shotgun house full of natural light.

  • ~$109 a night
  • 1 BD | 2 BA
  • Full kitchen, games and books, EV charging station

Outdoor adventures

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Secluded Cabin

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Secluded Cabin

This remodeled carriage house in Crescent Hill features landscaped gardens and a koi pond.

  • ~$159 a night
  • 2 BD | 1 BA
  • Deck, fireplace, garden
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Garden House

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Garden House

Get the most out of River City in this lighthouse-esque home with the Ohio River in the front yard.

  • ~$196 a night
  • 2 BD | 2 BA
  • Washer and dryer, books and board games, private backyard with outdoor furniture
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The Grace Airstream

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The Grace Airstream

Get a taste of airstream life in this vintage 1974 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht with all the amenities of a hotel.

  • ~$152 a night
  • 1 BD | 1 BA
  • Beach front access, kayak, fire pit
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Captain’s Cabin

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Captain’s Cabin

Travel into the wooded hillside of the city for a log cabin stay complete with a stone fireplace.

  • ~$256 a night
  • 1 BD | 1 BA
  • Lake view and access, hand-crafted soaps, board games, fire pit, breakfast provided
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