21 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting around $100 a night

21 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting around $100 a night

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From tiny homes to treehouses to domes, here are 21 beautiful Airbnb escapes, all under 2 hours driving distance from Charlotte.

This list includes spots in Charlotte, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and in the Boone and Blowing Rock areas.


CITY

The Carolina Treehouse

 

Why we love it: You won’t feel like you’re in Charlotte at all when you stay at this treehouse. It has a swinging bed, pond views, and an outdoor shower.

  • Location: North Charlotte
  • Features: Swinging bed, treehouse design, outdoor shower, pond, beautifully decorated
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • Cost: $264+ per night

The Carolina Treehouse

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30th Floor Penthouse

Why we love it: I like the idea of pretending I live in a swanky penthouse apartment for a night. Plus, with Haymaker right below and skyline views throughout the building, you can have one bougie staycation.

  • Location: Uptown
  • Features: Skyline views, Uptown location, well decorated
  • Space:2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $129+ per night

30th Floor Penthouse

30th Floor Penthouse views


Sleek Modern Tiny House

Why we love it: Desperate for a change of scenery? Try tiny house living for a night at this beautifully designed little NoDa abode.

  • Location: NoDa
  • Features: NoDa location, tiny house living, beautiful design
  • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $108+ per night

Sleek Modern Tiny House

Sleek Modern Tiny House interior


LAKE

Shoreway Cove

Why we love it: If you’ve got a big family or quarantine crew, this is the spot for you. It sleeps 16 guests, and it has a giant pool with a hot tub, lake views, and tons of outdoor living space.

  • Location: Huntersville
  • Features: Spacious rooms, pool and hot tub, lake views, optimal outdoor living
  • Space: 16 guests, 4 bedrooms (13 beds), 5.5 baths
  • Cost: $679+ per night

Shoreway Cove

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Lake front paradise 2 bedroom getaway

Why we love it: With stylish retro vibes on the interior and a wall of windows looking out toward the lake, this cozy house is an idyllic lakeside rental.

  • Location: Lake Wylie
  • Features: Record player, giant windows with lake views, large dock, fire pit.
  • Space: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms (3 beds), 1 baths
  • Cost: $191+ per night

Lakeside Retreat

Why we love it: The house and Lake Norman views are great, but the real perk of this Airbnb is the pontoon boat. You can rent it daily for an additional cost, or, if you stay five nights, you get to use the boat for free.

  • Location: Mooresville
  • Features: Free pontoon boat use, accommodates large family, fire pit, lake views
  • Space: 15 guests, 6 bedrooms (8 beds), 3.5 baths
  • Cost: $800+ per night

Lakeside Retreat property

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Waterfront Lake Norman House with Private Deck!

Why we love it: Newly built, this house offers the comforts of modern design with the beauty of a lakefront natural setting.

  • Location: Mooresville, Lake Norman
  • Features: Expansive covered deck, large kitchen, luxury interior, lake views.
  • Space: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms (3 beds), 4 baths
  • Cost: $429+ per night

Southern Breeze

Why we love it: The ultimate lake vacation, you’ve got waterfront views from multiple rooms in the house, a spacious dock and outdoor living area, a fire pit by the lake, and some water toys included, like stand-up paddle boards.

  • Location: Sherrills Ford
  • Features: Lake views, outdoor living space, fire pit, kayak and stand-up paddle boards included
  • Space: 12 guests, 5 bedrooms (8 beds), 3.5 baths
  • Cost: $625 per night

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southern breeze view


Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm

Why we love it: Only thing cooler than a tiny house is a tiny house on a farm with water views. Explore the farm and hike the trails to get out of your ordinary routine.

  • Location: Iron Station
  • Features: Farm location, water views, trails, tiny house experience, farm-fresh eggs for breakfast
  • Space: 5 guests, 1 bedroom (2 beds), 1 bath
  • Cost: $112+ per night

Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm interior

Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm farm


LKN Waterfront Luxury Home

Why we love it: This rental comes with a private beach (with a fire pit), hot tub, paddleboards, and kayaks. Plus, the outdoor dining space is a great spot to have a sunset al fresco dinner.

  • Location: Mooresville
  • Features: Updated interior, private beach (with a fire pit), hot tub, paddle boards, kayaks
  • Space: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms (7 beds), 2.5 baths
  • Cost: $333+ per night

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    Luxury Secluded Waterfront Home

    Why we love it: With panoramic lake views inside and out, this house was made for a relaxing group retreat.

    • Location: Lake Wylie
    • Features: Fire pit, lake access, nearby trails, swimming platform, dock.
    • Space: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms (3 beds), 3 baths
    • Cost: $421+ per night

    MOUNTAINS

    App A-Frame

    Why we love it: This newly updated A-frame house has two acres of privacy, so social distancing comes easy. Sip your coffee on the balcony, or cozy up in the hot tub or by the fire. I love the white shiplap walls, and the green and matte black accents.

    • Location: Sugar Grove, North Carolina (20 minutes from Boone)
    • Features: Renovated in 2019, hot tub, corn hole boards, fire pit, loft layout
    • Space: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms (6 beds), 2.5 baths
    • Cost: $211+ per night

    App A Frame

    App A Frame living

    App A Frame loft

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    Chalet Laurel

    Why we love it: Start your day with a slow morning on the deck, roam the neighborhood trails and golf all afternoon, then head back for time around the indoor or outdoor fire. There’s also a full kitchen and grill so you can cook your favorite meals.

    • Location: Boone, North Carolina
    • Features: Intriguing, fresh design, golf course community, spiral staircase, fire pit, grill, and picnic tables
    • Space: 9 guests, 4 bedrooms (5 beds), 3.5 baths
    • Cost: $187+ per night

     


    Storybook A-Frame Cabin

    Why we love it: Designed like a grownup treehouse, every room in the cozy 700-square-foot house has a wooded view. It also has woodsy furniture and folk art throughout for an Instagram-worthy mountain experience.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Beautifully designed, treehouse vibes, full kitchen, serene setting
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (2 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $180+ per night

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    Storybook A-Frame Cabin kitchen

    Storybook A-Frame Cabin room


    The Glasshouse

    Why we love it: If you want to feel like you’re immersed in nature without having to sleep outside, this glass house should fit the bill.

    • Location: Vilas, near Boone
    • Features: Open layout, wooded setting, modern design.
    • Space: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms (3 beds), 3 baths
    • Cost: $345+ per night

    Top of Boone Retreat 

    Why we love it: With a hot tub, expansive decks, four bedrooms and a game table, this mountain house was made for groups.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Close to downtown, amazing views, hot tub, classic mountain house vibes.
    • Space: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms (6 beds), 3.5 baths
    • Cost: $477+ per night

    French-inspired cabin

    Why we love it: Spend the day hiking or exploring Banner Elk/Boone/Blowing Rock social distance style. Then retreat to this private cabin with a seasonal garden and large outdoor living space for more relaxing.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Seasonal garden, chic Parisian-inspired design, fire pit, outdoor living space, location
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (3 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $197 per night

    French-inspired cabin

    French-inspired cabin kitchen

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    French-inspired cabin room


    Fairytale Cabin

    Why we love it: Not only is the cabin well-decorated, but the 15-acre property is packed with activities, including a petting zoo, private trout stream for fly fishing, and hiking trails with fire pits.

    • Location: Sugar Grove, North Carolina (20 minutes from Boone)
    • Features: 15 acres, private trout stream, petting zoo, swings, hiking trails, hot tub, fire pit
    • Space: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms (4 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $141+ per night

    Treehouse Dome

    Why we love it: Totally unplug (that’s right, no WiFi) and sleep under the stars for a night or two. Spend the days outdoors fishing and swimming in the creek and hiking.

    • Location: Deep Gap, North Carolina (near Blowing Rock)
    • Features: Dome glamping, private fishing and swimming holes, pets allowed, hiking trails
    • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom (3 beds), half-bath
    • Cost: $165+ per night

    Treehouse Dome

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    Chalet Shiloh

    Why we love it: The mountain A-frame cottage is obviously adorable, but those views of Grandfather Mountain are unbeatable. I’m less stressed just looking at photos.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Mountain views, fire pit, jacuzzi, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the famous mile-high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms2 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $147 per night

    Chalet Shiloh

    Chalet Shiloh interior

    Chalet Shiloh views


    Ridge Top Mountain Home near Boone

    Why we love it: The interior is cozy but you book this house for the incredible views.

    • Location: Vilas, near Boone
    • Features: Foosball table, pool table, convenient to skiing, mountaintop views.
    • Space:10 guests, 4 bedrooms (5 beds), 3.5 baths
    • Cost: $378+ per night

      All photos are courtesy of the Airbnb hosts.  Editor’s note: this article was updated August 6, 2021.


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