Published September 30, 2020 9/30/2020

Top 12 Airbnbs in North Carolina for Every Type of Traveler

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North Carolina boasts beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains and charming towns with a variety of personalities. There are countless ways to experience it all, so no matter what type of getaway you prefer, there’s something in this exciting East Coast state. We’ve taken into consideration a variety of travel styles, and have selected awesome Airbnb’s that fit each one. Keep reading and you might just find your dream getaway.

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Solo Trips - Carriage House at the White Barn Compound, Wilmington Carriage House at the White Barn Compound
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Carriage House at the White Barn Compound

Solo Trips - Carriage House at the White Barn Compound, Wilmington

Carriage houses all over the nation are being renovated, and often are used as the perfect Airbnb. When traveling alone, the subway-tiled mini kitchen with glossy wood countertops, cozy bedroom, and perfectly sized living room can accommodate perfectly. The location is extremely close to Wrightsville Beach, and downtown Wilmington where you’ll find great restaurants and nightlife. Come socialize, or just enjoy a little self-reflection.

Family Getaways - Asheville's Luxury Treehouse, Asheville Asheville's Luxury Treehouse
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Asheville's Luxury Treehouse

Family Getaways - Asheville's Luxury Treehouse, Asheville

Kids will be so excited when they find out they’ll be staying in an actual treehouse. But parents will love the luxurious attributes that come along with the listing as well. While being polished, and quite refined, trees weave through the center of the structure. An outdoor shower, spacious decking and surrounding woods are a playground for all ages. Downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway are super close.

Couples Retreat - Fairytale: Hot Tub & Trout Stream, Sugar Grove Fairytale: Hot Tub & Trout Stream
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Fairytale: Hot Tub & Trout Stream

Couples Retreat - Fairytale: Hot Tub & Trout Stream, Sugar Grove

Tired of the same old romantic getaways? Well maybe not, but this one is a refreshing change of pace. The interior of the Airbnb is industrial rustic, and it’s stunning. Amenities such as a hot tub will ensure those magical nights together. However, a breathtaking trout stream, hiking trails, and even a petting zoo add a twist on your special escape.

Pet Parents - Beachfront Cottage, Holden Beach Beachfront Cottage, Holden Beach
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Beachfront Cottage, Holden Beach

Pet Parents - Beachfront Cottage, Holden Beach

Up to four pets can come along to the modern beach cottage – it’s literally steps from the actual water. A fenced-in space allows pups to play freely, and there’s an outdoor shower for cleanup before entering the house. There are no weight restrictions for pups – all well behaved furry ones are welcome. And they may love spotting dolphins with you from the front porch as well.

Food Lovers - Enchanting A-Frame, Banner Elk Enchanting A-Frame, Banner Elk
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Enchanting A-Frame, Banner Elk

Food Lovers - Enchanting A-Frame, Banner Elk

The chalet emerges from the surrounding foliage, just as you would imagine in a fairytale story. Sitting on a little bit of waterfront, the place is rustic, but newly updated and renovated. Inside is a lovely stone fireplace and spiral staircase. Banner Elk is nearby. The one-stoplight town features a small but enriched vein of local restaurants, from authentic Italian to the best berry glazed scallops you’ve ever had at Stonewall. This is one nook that foodies will love.

Trendy Getaway - Modern Shipping Container Home, Asheville Fresh and Modern Asheville Shipping Container Home
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Fresh and Modern Asheville Shipping Container Home

Trendy Getaway - Modern Shipping Container Home, Asheville

Asheville itself is trendy, with local breweries and artistic establishments. So this shipping container Airbnb Plus is the perfect addition for those who love a little bit of quirk and trend within their vacation. The container has traveled the world but now has been renovated within the interior to exude luxury and tranquility. Guests can walk to the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding trails.

Adventure Enthusiasts - Treehouse Dome on Creek, Deep Gap TREEHOUSE DOME on Creek
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TREEHOUSE DOME on Creek

Adventure Enthusiasts - Treehouse Dome on Creek, Deep Gap

Admire the night sky from the obscure shaped windows of this dome structure, which sits on an elevated deck, also surrounded by a peaceful stream. Cozy up inside after a day adventuring through the surroundings, or lounge with some snacks while sitting on the cargo net hammock that peers all the way to the ground. The beloved mountain town of Boone is not far.

Budget Travelers - Tiny House in the Trees, Durham Tiny House in the Trees
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Tiny House in the Trees

Budget Travelers - Tiny House in the Trees, Durham

While this Airbnb may be in someone’s backyard, it still feels very private and highly contemporary. If you love tiny living, this is a wonderful place to experience that, in a fun environment with super amazing hosts. The best part? The price sits well below most in the area. However, you are getting a rental that is absolutely gorgeous.

Thrill Seekers - Original Midcentury Modern Glass House, Roxboro Original Midcentury Modern
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Original Midcentury Modern "Glass House on Hyco"

Thrill Seekers - Original Midcentury Modern Glass House, Roxboro

Not only is this house an architectural wonder, but it also sits right on Hyco lake. Those seeking fun and excitement can head to the water for an abundance of thrilling activities. Paddleboards and kayaks are already provided within the rental. The inside gets even cooler, with glass walls adding an otherworldly look. Outside you can find a hanging bed for an unusual sleeping experience, along with an outdoor shower.

Minimalist Luxury - Tree House on 20-Acre Farm, Concord Luxury Stone and Timber Tree House on 20-Acre Farm
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Luxury Stone and Timber Tree House on 20-Acre Farm

Minimalist Luxury - Tree House on 20-Acre Farm, Concord

This treehouse will pull you away from the real world, and elevate you into the fragrant pines of Concord, North Carolina. Only one room with handcrafted furnishings and a plush airy bed sits within the actual structure. Then of course there is an amazing deck for enjoying a cup of morning coffee or a late-night glass of wine. Guests will be lodging amongst farmland, where you might see some sweet animals. But if you get tired of all of this minimalist goodness, downtown awaits with shops and restaurants.

Nature Lovers - Coastal Cottage Near Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte Coastal Cottage Near Ocean Isle Beach
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Coastal Cottage Near Ocean Isle Beach

Nature Lovers - Coastal Cottage Near Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte

Not only is this plum-colored cottage proximal to the beach, but guests also get the perk of being amongst local wildlife and wide-open private spaces. Enjoy the renovated interiors, or retreat to one of the many places to observe the surrounding beauty, such as the two screened porches and open deck. Guess will find a lot of peace and quiet, along with true North Carolina beauty.

Peace & Quiet - Tiny Bunker with Hot Tub, Views, Two Decks, Todd Tiny Bunker with Hot Tub, Views, Two Decks
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Tiny Bunker with Hot Tub, Views, Two Decks

Peace & Quiet - Tiny Bunker with Hot Tub, Views, Two Decks, Todd

So much luxury has been packed into this tiny home in the woods near Todd, North Carolina. The outdoor deck faces outward toward the foliage, and you can either snuggle on the couch or soak in the hot tub. Continue up the exterior stairs to another deck! Inside is equally as impressive with light wood walls, all of the extras that you could possibly need, and plush sleeping space.

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