10 Airbnb Rentals in Columbus for the Perfect Stay

Gas prices hit record highs in Ohio. Airfares are in some cases double what they were this time last year. And inflation is at its highest level in four decades.

Why not save some money and take a vacation this summer instead? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Airbnbs and other rentals in and around Columbus.

Here are 10 Airbnbs that caught our eye, each run by a Superhost, or someone who has consistently received great reviews over at least a year of hosting. They run the gamut from comfortable stays to small estates.

The cost of an Airbnb reservation is based on the nightly rate set by the host, plus any fees or costs determined by the host or Airbnb. Weekends and holidays tend to be more expensive. For exact prices, enter your preferred dates.

Your own private Idaho Villa

This villa on the northwest side of Columbus could be yours for a night or two.

This 475 square foot villa on the northwest side of Columbus will have you wondering if you’ve wandered into another country. But that’s the idea.

The front garden of the villa, filled with ornamental hedges, urns and a fountain, is inspired by those found in Europe. Think lush but very tidy and controlled environments.

This one bedroom Airbnb includes an outdoor seating area. After staying there, you can brag to your family and friends that Ohio has some exceptional villas – minis, that is. But stay.

Reservations start around $199 a night.

Clintonville Shack

Nestled in the heart of Clintonville is a 19th century log cabin that was first built in Wilkesville, Ohio.

Built in 1840 and moved to Clintonville from Wilkesville, Ohio in 1936, this log cabin – advertised as the Frog Cabin – appears to have been recently remodeled with all new amenities and appliances. The kitchen even has heated floors, based on the rave reviews of the cabin.

I don’t know what the cabin has to do with frogs, though. Maybe because of the small pond in the front yard.

Reservations start around $220 a night.

Red Brick Victorian House in Victorian Village

Historic charm meets modern luxury in this Victorian Village home.

Historic charm meets modern luxury in this red brick Victorian home, located in the aptly named Victorian Village. Built in 1902, this three-bedroom Airbnb features high ceilings and stained glass throughout. The sparkling kitchen equipped with two dishwashers opens onto a living room with a retractable projection screen for movie nights. The large dining room table can accommodate up to 10 people.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower. Additionally, there is a porch. Oh and did we mention the private hot tub out back?

(The owners, who live in an apartment above the property’s freestanding garage, say this Airbnb, which has an apartment directly below, isn’t meant for extended daytime stays or noisy nights.)

Reservations start around $500 a night.

Garden Oasis in Clintonville

This entire home in Clintonville includes a heated pool and hot tub.

The backyard is what really sets this Clintonville Airbnb apart. Amenities include a heated pool, hot tub, pool house, gas fireplace, and a beautiful pergola covered in century-old vines. With six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, this Clintonville oasis seems to be perfect for groups or families.

Reservations start around $1,180 a night.

Waterfront Estate in Northeast Columbus

Located on the edge of a private pond, this Airbnb is perfect for someone who likes to get up early and fish.

This 3,800 square foot estate in northeast Columbus is perfect for fishing as it is located on a private pond. Overlooking the pond is an extensive outdoor terrace. Not to mention the private balcony, accessible from the master bedroom.

This massive Airbnb also has a home theater and game room including pool, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, and Skee-Ball. And each of the estate’s five bedrooms has a 55-inch Roku TV.

Reservations start around $475 a night.

Winchester Canal Loft

Located within walking distance of downtown Winchester Canal, this one bedroom loft offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of Columbus.

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city? Escape to one of Ohio’s many small towns for the weekend. Built in 1870, this remodeled one-bedroom loft is just a 15-minute drive from downtown Columbus and within walking distance of the historic Winchester Canal District.

Reservations start around $225 a night.

#Rural life at Canal Winchester

This Airbnb in Canal Winchester sits next to a family farm.

Also in Canal Winchester, this renovated home built in the 1950s is located next to a small family farm, according to its listing. Fresh flowers, free-range eggs, and stargazing can be found here.

You will also be within walking distance of the tavern and shops. With two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, this rural Airbnb can comfortably sleep six people.

Reservations start around $165 a night.

Colors abound in this Harrison West home

This Harrison West home would have been featured on a local home and garden tour.

Featured on a Short North Homes and Gardens Tour, according to its owners, this Harrison West home is downright colorful, especially the dining room with its neon artwork.

Each of Airbnb’s five rooms is outfitted with modern furnishings and 4K TVs, and its outdoor patio seems to be lush and secluded in the warmer months.

Reservations start around $531 for a single night.

Comic-themed house on the Near East Side

This Near East Side home is full of board games, tablecloths, bedspreads, and superhero-themed artwork.

This Near East Side home is full of board games, tablecloths, bedspreads, and superhero-themed artwork. The towel racks are even Batman stars.

The three-bedroom Airbnb sleeps six and puts you within walking distance of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. There is also a backyard and three off-street parking spaces.

Reservations start around $137 a night.

Italian village carriage house

A night in this Italian village carriage house will cost you less than some hotels.

Enjoy your morning coffee from the balcony of this charming carriage house nestled in the bustling Italian Village. The 850-square-foot one-bedroom loft has its own private entrance, what appears to be a small gourmet kitchen, and other high-end appliances.

Reservations start around $100 a night.

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