Cleveland has much to attract visitors from all over the world, from world-class museums, art galleries, concert halls, and theaters to bustling nightlife, major-league sporting events, and endless opportunities for walking, biking, and boating.
Whether you’ve come to rock out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, go boating or biking along the shores of Lake Erie, or sample some truly tasty local food at Westside Market, the city has something to appeal to every visitor.
This variety also applies to Cleveland’s Airbnbs and vacation rentals. There’s no shortage of comfortable Airbnbs, apartments, short-term house rentals, and vacation rentals that are suitable for any family size and budget. Most of them are Airbnbs in downtown Cleveland or in one of its next-door neighborhoods like Ohio City and Tremont, so you’ll never be too far from the sights and sounds of the city.
Check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Cleveland, Ohio. Note that all of the properties have high ratings and are managed by superhosts who go above and beyond to provide exceptional stays. Some of the properties on the lists are also Airbnb Plus, which means they are verified with in-person inspections to ensure the highest quality.
A Modern Apartment in the Heart of Little Italy
Let’s start with a short-term rental in Cleveland in the heart of Little Italy, where superhosts Carina and Peter have their stylish, modern apartment ready to receive guests.
This apartment has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a queen-size bed. Both rooms are fully air-conditioned and have ceiling fans. The apartment can accommodate up to four guests, making it ideal for a traveling family or two couples traveling as a group.
Guests who wish to do their own cooking and food preparation can take advantage of the apartment’s full kitchen. It includes a center island, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and oven, toaster oven, and coffee maker.
By staying in Little Italy, you’ll be in close proximity to parks, bistros, and sights such as the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The Grey Barn
With Lake Erie and some of the city’s best bike trails just steps away, the Grey Barn is one of the best Cleveland Airbnbs for visitors in search of outdoor fun and adventure.
This beautiful one-bedroom apartment near Lake Erie and Edgewater Park puts visitors within reach of plenty of things to do and see during the day. In the evening, the apartment provides visitors with a peaceful place to relax and wind down after a long day of fun or to catch a second wind before going out to enjoy Cleveland’s nightlife.
The Grey Barn contains four apartments in total and is home to long-term tenants as well as short-term guests. This apartment is decorated in soft grays with hints of color throughout, including a stained-glass panel over one of the kitchen cabinets.
The apartment can accommodate three guests. The bedroom has one king-size memory foam bed, while the bathroom contains a roomy glass walk-in shower. The kitchen is outfitted with a refrigerator, microwave, oven, stove, and coffee maker as well as all of the utensils you’ll need to prepare and enjoy a meal. If you want to bring your dog or cat along, you’re in luck as pets are welcome at the Grey Barn.
Guests will be within a mile of many local eateries, theaters, and entertainment venues, as well as the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath. As a bonus, owner Lauren provides two bicycles for guests to borrow; just let her know in advance if you’d like to take them out.
Vintage Style, Contemporary Comforts
Owners Larry and Joe, both native Clevelanders, invite you to stay in this airy, comfortable apartment that combines the spirit of the 1960s with contemporary flair in the heart of Edgewater.
Guests in this apartment will appreciate the many different artistic touches that provide cheerful little pops of color throughout the apartment, like vintage turquoise and yellow lounge chairs in the living and dining room, glass subway and chevron tile in the bathroom, and yellow and orange stripes on the gable walls.
To add a feeling of privacy and coziness, the bedroom is curtained off from the main living area with a mid-century room divider and a set of gray and white curtains. After a long day of seeing all that the city has to offer, guests will enjoy the queen-size bed with its pillow-top mattress. The en suite bathroom is outfitted with both a rain shower and a walk-in shower.
The apartment is best suited for a couple or a solo traveler. It is not suitable for families traveling with children or infants, and pets are not allowed on the premises.
During their stay, guests will be two blocks away from Lake Erie, seven minutes away from Cleveland’s downtown, and within easy walking distance of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.
The Cleveland House
Are you traveling with small children or extended family members? Are you looking for a home away from home where the entire family can spread out while still being close to all the excitement of downtown? Superhost Erin has just what you need in the Cleveland House.
Built in 1900, this spacious house in Gordon Square has historic charm combined with all the modern conveniences and comforts you expect, which makes it one of the best rental homes in Cleveland.
With two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a spacious living room, a full kitchen, a generously sized dining room, and even a backyard, the Cleveland House has plenty of room for up to nine guests. And best of all, you and your family will have the entire house all to yourselves. How much more of a value can you get when renting a house in Cleveland?
For the convenience of guests with small children, Erin has included child-size dinnerware among the kitchen utensils, and a Pack ’n Play crib is available on site for the littlest travelers in your group.
The house is beautifully decorated with floral patterns, pastels, and natural textures. You’ll find unique touches like vintage leather armchairs, a 1920s vanity, photographic wall hangings, palm leaf wallpaper, and a record player in the living room, where you can play music from the collection of vintage records or plug in your phone to listen to your own playlist.
A Lot of Luxury in a Little Space
You may not always need a lot of space when you’re looking for a good apartment in Cleveland. Superhosts Bernie and Courtney – and their friendly dog, Patton – have this studio apartment ready and waiting for you in Ohio City.
With its queen-size bed, the apartment can accommodate two guests and as such is best for a solo traveler or a visiting couple. The bathroom includes a glass-enclosed walk-in shower.
Though small, this little apartment is still big on comfort and amenities. As Bernie and Courtney say, “Everything you need, nothing you don’t!” There’s a kitchenette with a stainless-steel refrigerator, sink, microwave, and coffee maker in the room as well as a table for two.
If you are visiting Cleveland on business or just need to get some work done while on vacation, the apartment has a clean, roomy workspace with strong Wi-Fi.
The neighborhood puts you a short walk away from Cleveland Bagel, the Harp, Gordon Square, and the Westside Market.
Renovated Historic Home
The historic neighborhood of Ohio City has many fine Cleveland Airbnbs, including this modern one-bedroom rental that is perfect for up to two guests on business, couples, and friends. Superhost Joe politely reminds you that this is a strictly no-party, non-smoking Airbnb.
Situated in a newly renovated home, the apartment is a bright, clean, contemporary space with hardwood floors and white walls. The bedroom with its queen-size bed is sectioned off behind a set of antique sliding doors, while the full bathroom has both a shower and a claw-footed tub.
If you wish to cook during your stay, you’ll appreciate the kitchen outfitted with everything you need to make a delicious meal. And if you prefer to eat out, you’ll be close to a plethora of restaurants and eateries – as well as to bike trails, sports arenas, and stadiums.
Victorian Carriage House in the Heart of Tremont
The beautiful, historic Tremont neighborhood is home to many of the best short-term rentals in Cleveland, ranging from sleek, modern apartments to historic treasures like this spacious Victorian carriage house, which hosts Sally and Peter have converted into an elegant second-floor guest house for up to three guests.
You’ll have an open kitchen and living space, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a deck where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a drink in the evening. The living room sofa also turns into a pull-out bed.
The house is decorated with Sally’s art. She specializes in paper art, so you’ll see several of her handmade paper dresses decorating the walls. Peter, who specializes in woodworking, reworked pieces of the more than 300-year-old wood used in the original garage into some of the apartment’s furnishings.
Visitors will appreciate the off-street parking next to the carriage house, but the rental also puts you within walking distance of dozens of eateries for any time of the day, from breakfast, brunch, and coffee spots like Lucky’s Cafe, to night spots and pubs like the Treehouse, Spotted Owl, and Coda. And if you’re up for a bike ride instead, bike rentals are available on Fairfield and 11th.
A Room of Your Own in a Tremont Duplex
In your search for Airbnbs in Cleveland, have you considered renting a room in someone’s home while the owners are in residence? If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, superhost Mark has a room for you.
The duplex underwent a full renovation in 2017, so everything in the apartment is new. Your cozy room is under the gable with a queen-size bed and a sofa. The room is private with its own entrance, and guests can come and go at any hour they please. The bathroom and the full kitchen, which you may use for your own meals, are both shared with Mark. You will also have access to a spacious shared deck.
The rental is five minutes away from restaurants, the lakefront, Ohio City, and the Market District.
Local guests are advised that they must have a minimum of two positive reviews in order to stay at the duplex.
A Spectacular Studio Space in Tremont
Our tour of Airbnbs in Cleveland continues in Tremont with this lovely two-guest studio apartment, also owned by superhosts Sally and Peter.
The studio is on the same property as another Airbnb, in the Victorian-era carriage house on the premises, and has a cheerful, eclectic style, with modern art, framed posters, and chandeliers. There’s a queen-size bed, a bathroom with a glass walk-in shower, and a designated workspace if you need to balance work with play.
Guests will have access to a kitchen outfitted with a coffee maker, microwave, and basic appliances and utensils. There’s also a patio space, where you’ll find wicker lounge chairs and a patio umbrella.
This rental puts you within range of many places to eat, shop, and have fun. You can catch breakfast at Lucky’s or an evening drink at Coda’s, shop at Little Evie’s and the Banyan Tree, or rent bicycles on Fairfield and 11th.
Ultra-Modern Apartment in Heart of Tremont
If you’re considering Airbnbs in downtown Cleveland or nearby, superhosts Joy and Chris would love for you to consider their ultra-modern “launch pad” in Tremont, which can accommodate three guests.
There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed while the full bathroom has a tub and shower. Extra bed linens and pillows are on hand. In the full kitchen, the mood is retro-futuristic, with a sleek, stainless-steel center island that matches the appliances, sink, and counter space. The pad also comes with a back deck, complete with a dining table and a bar area.
If you would like to venture out on a bicycle, Joy and Chris have bikes available for you to borrow. You will have to bring your own helmets, however. Let the hosts know in advance if you’d like to borrow the bikes so that they can make sure the tires are full and the bikes are in good working order. And if your family is looking for rainy day fun, the apartment is stocked with a selection of board games.
Remodeled Tremont Duplex
Do you watch A Christmas Story every year during the holidays? Then this duplex unit in Tremont will be perfect for you. After all, how many rental houses in Cleveland are right down the street from a classic movie set?
This Airbnb is about three doors down from the Christmas Story House Museum, which was used in the movie as the Parker family’s house, and can accommodate up to five guests.
Superhost Evgeny recently had the house remodeled with high-end finishes. On the upper level, you will find the master bedroom with a queen-size bed. Behind an antique barn door, you will find the master bathroom, with a glass walk-in shower tiled in Calcutta porcelain. Downstairs, there’s a second bedroom and bathroom, along with the open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room, all of which are in soft grays and pinks against dark hardwood floors.
You’ll be less than a mile away from the Steel Yard Commons with its restaurants and shops.
So if you want a memorable, unique place to stay, check out this one-of-a-kind Cleveland Airbnb.
Rooftop Views at a Spacious and Modern Tremont Condo
If you’re planning on renting an apartment in Cleveland, you’ll want to consider superhost Mark’s sleek, modern condo in Tremont.
In the condo, you’ll find beautiful, dark-stained hardwood floors against light-gray walls and living areas filled with comfy sofas and armchairs. The condo also includes a rooftop patio with expansive views of the neighborhood and city. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, while the master bathroom has a standup shower and a large soaking tub. The living room comes with a gas-powered fireplace.
Guests are advised that they will need to climb at least one staircase to access the condo. There are a total of three staircases, with 10 to 12 steps each, so guests with mobility issues should take this into consideration.
Parking won’t be a hassle as there’s access both to street parking and a one-car garage.
The condo is a 20-minute drive from Hopkins International Airport, and you will also be a 20-minute drive from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University. If you’re hoping to take in a game while you’re in town, all of Cleveland’s major sporting venues are within easy reach by car or Uber. So if you’re a sports fan of any kind, this will be a Cleveland Airbnb you’ll want to consider.
A Bright and Sunny Cottage on the Lakeshore
Sunshine and lake breezes are yours to enjoy with this beautiful and hip cottage on the shores of Lake Erie. It is a perfect vacation rental in Cleveland for an outdoors-loving family with dogs.
On the main level, you will find a spacious, airy kitchen, dining room, and living room, along with a bedroom and half-bath. The second floor contains the loft-style master bedroom and a full bathroom. Each bedroom is outfitted with a queen-size bed. There’s also a patio and a backyard to enjoy.
The full kitchen has a full range of appliances, and dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, and basic ingredients are also on hand for all your cooking needs.
This cottage can comfortably accommodate well-behaved dogs and up to four of their humans.
There is a small nightly fee per dog. Guests are asked to kindly let the owner know in advance if a dog will be coming with them, both to calculate the fee and for safety reasons (She lives right next door with her own dog.)
If boating is high on your list of vacation plans, this cottage will be perfect for you as the Wildwood Park boat launch is three minutes away from the cottage.
In the Lap of Luxury at Herman Gardens
Let your search for Airbnbs in downtown Cleveland and nearby take you to Herman Gardens, where superhost Eve has a luxurious first-floor apartment.
Located in Gordon Square, the apartment features beautiful dark-stained hardwood floors, contemporary-style furniture, and white subway-tiled walls in the kitchen and bathroom. This is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Cleveland for a visiting family or a group of traveling friends who could use a little more room than a standard hotel room.
Four guests can stay comfortably in the apartment; the two bedrooms and the living room are equipped with a queen-size bed and two sofa beds. The bathroom features a spacious glass-enclosed shower. As added bonuses, you’ll have access to a private patio, and Eve will also have the apartment stocked with coffee, juices, sparkling water, fresh fruit, snacks, and other sundries you may need.
The apartment is within walking distance of the Cleveland Public Theater and the Capitol movie theater, and for outdoor fun, Edgewater Park and Beach and the Centennial Lake Link bike trail are also nearby. While the full kitchen gives you plenty of room to cook and dine in, you’ll be within walking distance of many coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, like Stone Mad Pub, Il Rione Pizzeria, Gypsy Coffee, and Luxe Kitchen.
Artsy, Centrally Located Home
This amazing one-bedroom house, hosted by Timothy and Antonio, has everything: a private bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, and a meditation room. Guests are advised that this Airbnb is not suitable for families traveling with young children or pets.
This home is unique among vacation homes for rent in Cleveland in that it is an art installation as well as being a working home. You’ll see corrugated metal ceilings – a tribute to bygone industrial days – in the living room; repurposed brick salvaged from a demolished warehouse; original 2D and 3D art all over the house; flowers in the front yard all year round; and silver and gold leaf art in the meditation room. The hosts also invite guests to create their own art – photos, videos, drawings, paintings, whatever you wish – and share it on social media.
The full kitchen will be stocked with coffee, filtered water, and snacks, while the bedroom with its queen-size bed and the full bathroom will help you get rested and revived.
This home is centrally located to Ohio City, downtown, Lake Erie, and Tremont.
Airbnbs in Cleveland include something for everyone’s tastes, from shiny and modern to classic and historic; from apartments in downtown Cleveland to rentals further out along the lake; from roomy spaces fit for the whole family to refuges for grownup travelers. So no matter what your budget, group size, or travel plans are, you will find Airbnbs and rental homes in Cleveland to suit your needs.