Alabama, a state filled with an impressive variety of beautiful terrains, is a great place to visit on your trip to the South. White-sand beaches in Gulf Shores, state parks rich in history, and quaint, picturesque towns are just some of the attractions that draw millions of travelers each year.
With all that Alabama has to offer, you’ll need to find a fantastic place to stay to make the most of your trip. To help you find the perfect accommodation, we’ve created a list of the best Alabama Airbnbs. We want to ensure that these Airbnbs are outstanding and consistently well rated, so all of the rentals listed are presided over by superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality.
Off-Grid Tiny House on the River
Unplug and relax at this waterfront property with 105 acres of trails and a goat farm.
Case Rock Cabin is located in Kimberly, Alabama, 30 minutes north of Birmingham. Right on Locust Fork River, this 400 square foot, solar-powered tiny house is great for anyone looking to relax in solitude at a true off-grid eco retreat. The house is completely inaccessible by car, so your hosts will pick you up in a Ranger from your parking spot.
This Alabama Airbnb can sleep up to six guests with a sofa bed and an air mattress in the living room and a queen-size bed in each of the two bedrooms. The house also has electric lights, a push-button generator, a propane stove, and a grill. Although there is no Wi-Fi in the cabin, there are USB and AC outlets, and the hosts are happy to let you use the Wi-Fi in the main house if needed. There is also a fully functional toilet and shower, and your hosts will provide bottled drinking water throughout your stay. You’ll also love the wrap-around porch on which you can relax and enjoy stunning views of the river.
Guests will have access to the several hiking trails on the property and can enjoy tubing, kayaking, or fishing in the river. Additional amenities include toiletries, linens, a fully stocked kitchen for making breakfast, a hammock, a wood heater, and a firepit. This off-grid retreat is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to relax in nature without the usual digital distractions. Come alone or bring the whole family! Dogs are also allowed at this rental cabin in Alabama.
Charming Home in Madison, Alabama
This beautiful property in Madison tops our list as one of the best Airbnbs in Alabama. The spacious, modern interior is so stunning that it has even been featured on HGTV.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home can accommodate up to eight guests. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower and quartz countertops. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom offers two double beds. Newly renovated, the open-concept kitchen boasts brand-new appliances and granite throughout. You’ll love the indoor fireplace and the unique addition of a private living space. Partitioned with sliding doors, this room is furnished with a dining table and can also function perfectly as a home office.
Clean, cozy, and charming, this spectacular home is an ideal space for a family getaway or vacation with friends. You’ll be free to kick back and relax with top-notch amenities, including a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and free parking on the premises while also having access to the restaurants, shops, and grocery stores close by.
Showhome on Smith Lake
As the largest Alabama Airbnb on our list, this lakefront property can accommodate up to 12 guests. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls span the entire front of the house on both floors and make this home as beautiful as it is spacious. Smith Lake is just steps away, and you’re sure to enjoy the generous outdoor space featuring an upper and lower deck, a screened porch, a boat dock, and a swim pier.
With beautiful decorations and luxurious amenities, the interior of this house is just as breathtaking as its facade. The space is perfect for one large party or multiple groups, as each of the floors has a private entrance. There is a fully equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, an entertainment center, and a laundry room on each floor. The house also features four full bathrooms with granite countertops, two bedrooms with king-size beds, two bedrooms with queen-size beds, and a fourth bedroom with a queen size-bed, a single bed, and a floor mattress.
Located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood, this is definitely one of the best vacation rentals in Alabama. The house is peaceful and secluded but still only five minutes from lakefront restaurants, grocery stores, and even live music. Toiletries and linens are provided, and guests can also request access to the paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and floats in the garage. So what are you waiting for? Call your friends and get ready to vacation in style.
Treehouse on Lake Tuscaloosa
If you’re looking for a cool Airbnb in Alabama that offers both peaceful nature and high-end facilities, this luxury treehouse is the one for you. It boasts beautiful views of luscious foliage and birds’ nests while also providing modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and air-conditioning.
Up to four guests can comfortably stay in the treehouse. There is a fun loft bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed, as well as a main floor bedroom with a double bed. The house also features a very spacious full bathroom in addition to a kitchenette with a microwave and a minifridge. Another notable aspect of this unique space is the custom-built deck with electrical outlets and a patio table that can seat all four guests.
The home is located a short walk away from a community center with a gym which treehouse guests have full access to. Guests can also enjoy the nearby golf course, restaurants, trails, and fishing. Since you enter the house on a flat path, there are no stairs or steps, making this elevated property a surprisingly great pick for those with accessibility needs. Additionally, the house features a wide entryway as well as a chair and grab-bar for the shower.
Minihome in Cullman
Travelers who value stunning views and a peaceful ambiance will love this cozy Airbnb in Alabama. Located in the middle of a 45-acre pasture, this home will allow you to relax in the privacy and solitude of the countryside.
This tiny house makes efficient use of its small space and can welcome up to four guests. The main bedroom features a queen-size bed and the second bedroom a twin-size bed. There is also a lofted bedroom with a double bed that can be reached by climbing up a ladder.
Although small, this house does not lack for amenities. Guests can enjoy a full kitchen with granite countertops and a breakfast bar in addition to a cushy living room with a wall-mounted TV and indoor fireplace. There is also a full bathroom, instant hot water heater, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer. With two large porches, vast open land, a firepit, and child-friendly playground equipment, the outdoor space on this property is truly remarkable.
Vintage A-Frame Home
Recently remodeled, this cabin rental in Alabama is highly desired for its multifaceted location. The A-frame home is only a few minutes away from the city life of Montgomery, but the 1,000-foot driveway and eight acres of land nestle you far enough in the woods to enjoy all of the privacy and serenity of a remote cabin.
With ample amenities and three bedrooms, this home can accommodate up to six guests. Two bedrooms feature double beds, and the third is furnished with a single bed. The pullout couch in the living room makes for a comfortable fourth place to sleep. There is also a full kitchen stocked with cooking essentials and a full bathroom with complimentary toiletries.
Whether you spend your time in the cabin itself or in the nearby city, your vacation is sure to be a blast. The large yard comes equipped with horseshoes, a tetherball, swings, and a grill.
Spend the evenings relaxing by the campfire or just unwind under the air-conditioning with the convenience of a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, and the board games that the host provides. Perfect for a family getaway, this Airbnb happily welcomes you and your furry friends.
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Storybook Castle Bed and Breakfast
Stay in this historic castle-home and make your next vacation feel like a fairytale. Sheldon Castle is a unique Airbnb in Alabama, tucked away on a quiet side street in Fairhope. The structure is registered with Baldwin County as a historic home. The Sheldon descendants still live on the property, with the rental section of the castle being a completely private studio that can accommodate up to three guests.
From the outside, this Airbnb looks more like a work of art than an apartment, and the interior is just as impressive. Furnished with a king-size bed and an optional twin-size bed for a third guest, the home features exposed wooden beams and interesting, historic artwork. There is also a full bathroom and a small kitchenette. There is no stove or oven in the studio, but there is a sink, a refrigerator, and a microwave. The castle also offers Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a Smart TV, free laundry in the building, and complimentary breakfast.
Guests of Sheldon Castle are welcome to explore the neighboring structure, Mosher Castle, which features a moat and dragon statue. You will also be staying right next door to a park where you can spot a variety of protected wildlife, including owls. If you decide to venture away from the castles, in about four blocks you will find beautiful bluff parks and public beaches overlooking Mobile Bay. Also very close by are the Eastern Shore Art Center and Fairhope Museum of History.
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Wanderlust Treehouse in Crane Hill
This treehouse is definitely not your typical cabin rental in North Alabama. When you book a stay with this unique retreat, you are also getting 40 acres of secluded property, various nature trails, and a lake to explore. The unique touches and thoughtful customizations are what make this stay one of our favorite Alabama Airbnbs. When you walk up the steps of this fabulous treehouse, you will immediately be greeted by an antique, carved door, and the custom-made wood furniture and lively bohemian décor will leave you speechless.
With one queen-size bed, this Airbnb is great for any nature-loving solo traveler or couple. There is a full bathroom and a soaking tub big enough for two. Plush robes and slippers are provided, but only a starter-set of toiletries and paper products will be available, so be sure to bring some extras if you are planning to stay more than one night. The treehouse does not have a full kitchen, but there is an electric skillet, a refrigerator, a microwave, and basic utensils.
Consistent with a true off-grid experience, the house doesn’t have TV or Wi-Fi, but with everything this property offers, we are sure you won’t miss it. Spend your days hiking around the property, or take the boat out on the two-acre lake. For meals, you can grill out on the deck or enjoy a nice waterfront picnic. At night, you can relax by the firepit, lounge on the swinging bed underneath the treehouse, or enjoy a warm rinse under the stars in the spacious outdoor showers.
Once you see this property, it is unlikely you will want to leave. However, if you decide to venture out, your hosts have thoughtfully created custom guidebooks to help you navigate the area’s various waterfalls and hiking trails.
Whippoorwill Creek Ranch Cabin
This charming cabin in the woods is located in the Whippoorwill Creek Ranch. You will have access to over 150 acres of pristine nature trails, stunning views, and a spring-fed creek. The tastefully furnished, two-story cabin comes with a kitchenette, bathroom, living room, and dining area on the main floor. If the southern countryside inspires you to get some work done, there’s also a desk in the loft bedroom upstairs.
Lounging on the porch is a classic Southern tradition, and this Airbnb in Alabama wouldn’t be as exemplary as it is without the furnished porches in the front and back.
Should the event call for it, the property offers several for-hire facilities including a full kitchen, a bathhouse, and a lodge. For long-term guests, there is a washer and dryer available for use upon request. As far as cabins for rent in North Alabama go, you cannot go wrong at the Whippoorwill Creek Ranch Cabin.
Crystal Towers Condo in High-Rise Resort
Everything about this Airbnb in Gulf Shores, Alabama, screams luxury. Superhost Sara’s condo has even received exclusive Airbnb Plus status, meaning that this property has been verified through in-person inspection.
Sara’s place can host a maximum of six guests. One of the two bedrooms is furnished with a king-size bed and the other with a queen-size bed. There is also a comfy sofa and a lounge chair in the living room, and all three rooms have their own TV. The spacious living room also features a connected balcony with unbeatable ocean views. Each of the full bathrooms boasts a large shower and a luxurious granite countertop, and the apartment comes with its own private laundry room. Preparing meals is a breeze in the full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and guests can eat at the large dining table or at the bar.
You’ll also have access to the building’s gym, sauna, oceanview deck, and three different pools. One of the pools is inside the building, and another is the largest beachside lazy river in Gulf Shores. With a plethora of high-end amenities and the beach only a few steps away, this condo has definitely earned its spot on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Alabama.
Looking for something unusual but wonderful? This 1940s-era train caboose has been transformed into a lovely tiny home and might be the perfect Airbnb for you. Cap’s Caboose is located in the quiet and friendly town of Ashland, just a few miles from shops and restaurants and 30 minutes from Cheaha State Park. The interior is beautifully decorated with vintage décor and a fun red theme to match the exterior of the train.
While unconventional, the caboose is impressively comfortable and spacious. The queen-size bed in the separate bedroom and the sofa bed in the living room can easily accommodate up to four guests. There is a full bathroom with a shower as well as a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster oven, and a coffee maker. The train also offers air-conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and a backyard with a firepit and outdoor furniture.
The property boasts many additional attractions, including an old service station replica, a sheep pasture, and a pond. Another great feature of this Airbnb is that, in addition to the Wi-Fi and the TV, the host provides a record player and books for guests to enjoy while soaking in the train’s unique ambiance.
Charming Little Farmhouse
For a short-term rental in Alabama with classic country charm, check out this farmhouse in Altoona. Recently renovated, the house was built in the 1920s and has retained its welcoming warmth and classic character. This Airbnb boasts a near-perfect rating and has earned stellar reviews for making guests feel right at home. The house is situated on a family farm, and the rural landscape of cotton and peanut fields creates a very relaxing environment.
Superhost Stephanie can accommodate up to eight guests in the two-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse. One bedroom features a double bed, and the second bedroom has a queen-size bed. Guests can also request a cot and an air mattress at no additional cost. The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the necessities for preparing your own meals, and the breakfast bar, dining room, and meeting room provide more than enough space for the entire household to sit and eat.
The house also offers convenient amenities including a TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a washer and dryer, and free parking on the premises. Stephanie goes above and beyond to ensure that the house is family-friendly by providing a high chair, board games, and children’s books and toys. Spend evenings relaxing on the porch swing or gather around the firepit and exchange stories. No matter how you spend your time at the farmhouse, your stay is sure to be peaceful and cozy.
Serene Studio Library Retreat
Found at the top of Lookout Mountain, Mentone is a beautiful and quaint town in Alabama. The perfect place for a tranquil retreat meets the perfect accommodation at this lovely little cabin in the woods.
Best suited for a solo traveler or a couple, the 250 square-foot studio home features high ceilings and a single queen-size bed. The simple layout and rustic design combined with the comfortable amenities create a calming environment that invites you to come in and relax. Filled to the brim with books, this space is perfect for those interested in getting lost in a story as they rest and recharge. The studio has a full bathroom and a kitchenette with a sink, hot plate, microwave, toaster, minifridge, and coffee maker. There is also a fully fenced yard, so guests are allowed, and even encouraged, to bring their dogs! Additional amenities include TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and complimentary toiletries.
The greatest aspect of this private studio has to be the stunning views of the sunset and sunrise from the porch. The horse farm across the way adds to the view, creating an unrivaled ambiance. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a partner, you’re sure to love this wonderful cabin in the Alabama mountains.
Former Church Converted Into a Cabin
This former chapel has been converted into the ultimate family-style dwelling. Located in the quiet, rural town of Goodwater, the cabin sits at the foothills of the Talladega National Forest. The beautiful and quiet location, and its proximity to various walking trails and natural attractions, make this Airbnb one of the best vacation cabins for rent in Alabama.
The cozy, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home boasts plenty of room for the entire family. The larger bedroom offers a king-size bed, a comfortable couch, and an en suite bathroom with an oversized soaking tub. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, and there is another full bathroom nearby. There is also a comfy couch in the living area and plenty of space for your own air mattress and camper tents if you have a particularly large group.
You’re sure to fall in love with this unique space and its beautifully decorated interior. The eat-in kitchen and dining area feature furniture made from the chapel’s old pews, and the old church doors have been crafted into stunning headboards. The rustic décor is subtle yet stunning, highlighting the property’s rich history. The inclusion of modern amenities such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer make this lovely home all the more comfortable. Guests are free to bring their pets, and superhost Colleen is happy to accommodate long-term stays.
Rustic Rural Cabin
When it comes to renting a cabin in Alabama, you can’t go wrong with a true working farm experience. Six miles down a red dirt road, in the middle of the woods, you’ll find this classic country cabin. This is a great choice for those who wish to relax and unwind while also enjoying a unique and fun stay! Guests can enjoy the serene experience of quiet, country life in Loxley, while also being just a short distance from the town’s best restaurants and shops, as well as Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
The cabin can sleep up to four guests with a queen-size bed in the separate bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. There is also a full kitchen and a full bathroom with a washer. In addition to basic amenities such as Wi-Fi, a TV, and air-conditioning, superhost Jerod provides fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm as well as a fresh loaf of bread.
Children and adults alike are sure to enjoy meeting and feeding the variety of animals on the property. Between the breathtaking views, clear starry nights, and feeding horses under the moonlight, what more could you ask for?
Hopefully this list helps you narrow down your favorite vacation rentals in Alabama. Whether you’re looking for an off-grid adventure, a romantic retreat, or a family-friendly vacation, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation on Airbnb.