Huntsville, Alabama, often referred to as the Rocket City, is best known as the birthplace of NASA’s rockets and the home of the US Space & Rocket Center. The city is also popular for its beautiful mountain ranges, exciting hiking trails, and activity-filled parks. The bustling downtown neighborhood draws in visitors with its great dining options, farmers markets, live music, and even weekly movies in the park.
If you’re looking to take advantage of all that Huntsville has to offer, you’ll need to find a great place to stay. To that end, we’ve created this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Huntsville, Alabama. We want to make sure that these listings are truly exceptional, so all of the following rentals are provided by superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of excellent reviews. Each listing also offers a slew of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
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Old Town Garden Cottage
First on our list is a vacation rental in Huntsville that offers a magical stay surrounded by gardens.
This elegant abode offers one full bathroom and one bedroom with a queen-size bed, tasteful artwork, and high-end furnishings. Your host will also provide a queen-size air mattress to make the space suited for up to four guests. The full kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need to prepare a gourmet meal, and guests will have access to a convenient laundry room. The spacious living area is decorated with romantic wallpaper, cool-toned neutrals, and a glimmering vintage chandelier. There is also a full couch, a TV, and a two-person dining table, making it a cozy space to eat in or just hang out and relax.
Take a stroll through the gardens and admire the fountain, statues, and impressive landscaping. When you decide to venture off the property, the cottage is just a short walk away from the restaurants and nightlife of downtown.
Cozy Studio Near Aldridge Creek
This Huntsville Airbnb offers a private stay with easy access to a boat launch and outdoor activities.
The studio guesthouse has a private full bathroom and a queen-size bed, making it an ideal stay for a solo traveler or a couple. The interior is characterized by cheerful green walls, cozy furniture, and fun artwork. There is an open-concept living area featuring a sofa, a four-person dining table, a wall-mounted TV, and glass doors that open onto a furnished porch.
The Airbnb is located within walking distance of the Aldridge Creek Greenway, which boasts a four-mile trail that is great for walking and biking. Known as Alabama’s gateway to the Tennessee River, Ditto Landing is also nearby and offers a boat launch, campgrounds, and pavilions.
Historic Lowe Mill Home
Rent a house in Huntsville that offers a completely private stay in the heart of the Mill District.
Tastefully decorated with colorful accents and contemporary furnishings, the interior is beautiful and spacious. The one-bedroom home boasts a full bathroom, a queen-size bed, and extensive storage space, and your host will provide an air mattress and a crib to accommodate larger parties. The eat-in kitchen is great for entertaining with high-end appliances and a six-person breakfast bar. The spacious living room and massive private porch also make great places to hang out with friends and family. Additional amenities include a brand-new washer and dryer, a dishwasher, and an indoor fireplace.
With direct access to the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center, this historic home is an ideal choice for travelers looking to explore Alabama’s premier entertainment and local venues.
Luxury Victorian Penthouse
Why settle for anything short of perfect when this fabulous Huntsville Airbnb offers a premier stay in one of Alabama’s most desirable neighborhoods?
The historic villa has been thoughtfully restored to provide the most comfortable stay possible while preserving its Victorian-era charm. The interior combines modern amenities with original touches, including metal ceilings and irreplaceable woodwork. From the antique doorknobs to the designer furnishings, every inch of the home exudes luxury.
Up to four guests can stay in the villa, which offers a master bedroom with a king-size bed and one bedroom with two single beds. The master bedroom is connected to an en suite bathroom with a separate windowsill soaking tub and luxurious walk-in shower. There is also a second full bathroom available for optimal privacy and convenience. The living room features one-of-a-kind artwork and beautiful seating, and there is a chef’s kitchen with an oversized refrigerator, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar.
Outside you’ll find a private yard and a large deck, perfect for enjoying meals in the fresh air. Conveniently located in the exclusive Old Town Historic District, the penthouse is just a short walk away from restaurants, bars, interesting historic sites, and the vibrant downtown area. With its ideal location and unparalleled luxury, this is without a doubt one of the best Airbnbs in Huntsville.
Bungalow in Old Town
If you’re looking for a house rental in Huntsville with easy access to downtown attractions, check out this charming home in the Old Town Historic District.
The bungalow boasts a welcoming design, warm accents, and comfortable amenities that will make you feel right at home. When you step inside, you’ll find a cozy living room complete with a brown sectional sofa, an indoor fireplace, and a TV. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom house can accommodate four guests with a king-size bed in one room and a queen-size bed in the other. The formal dining room is separate from the living area and boasts high-end furniture and cheerful artwork. There is also a convenient laundry room and a separate kitchen with stylish black appliances and a complimentary snack basket.
This Airbnb in Huntsville is nestled on a peaceful street just a short walk away from the vibrant nightlife, dining, and entertainment opportunities of downtown.
The Zen Den
A nice option for anyone looking to catch up on some rest and relaxation is this tranquil vacation home for rent in Huntsville.
The tiny home shares a lovely property with the host’s main house and offers a completely separate and private stay. Up to four guests can stay in the home, which is furnished with a lofted double bed and a pullout sofa in the living room. There is a well-stocked kitchenette that comes with a minifridge, a microwave, a toaster oven, a cooktop, a coffee maker, and complimentary drinks and snacks. There is a Smart TV in the living room along with a dedicated workspace, games, books, a record player, and a guitar. The full bathroom is clean and spacious with a vessel sink and a combined shower and tub. The shared yard features a small coop with chickens and bunnies, and guests will have access to free farm-fresh eggs. The property also offers a hammock, a firepit, and play structures great for children and adults alike.
Located in a quiet community in Southeast Huntsville, this lovely Airbnb is close to Ditto Landing, the Greenway Trail, and the Green Mountain Nature Preserve. There are several great hiking trails nearby, and your host will provide two kayaks for those interested in water activities.
Private Condo With Pool Access
For those looking to rent an apartment in Huntsville with attractive outdoor amenities and modern charm, consider this cozy condo near Redstone Arsenal.
Recently renovated, the interior boasts high-end appliances, new furnishings, and contemporary décor. The living area is furnished with a comfy sectional couch and a wall-mounted Smart TV, making it the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. Adjacent to the living room, you’ll find a four-person dining table and a spacious full kitchen complete with stylish dishware, black appliances, and a decorative backsplash. The bedroom comes with a queen-size bed and another Smart TV, and guests will have access to a luxurious full bathroom and a laundry room.
The focal point of this Airbnb in Huntsville is the large pavilion and inground pool surrounded by luscious foliage. When you’re not sunbathing by the pool, the condo is just a short drive away from Redstone Arsenal, Parkway Place Mall, Aldridge Creek Greenway, and several shops and restaurants.
Arbery Private Apartment
Another great apartment for rent in Huntsville with pool access is this luxurious space on the lower level of an executive home.
The classic charm of this apartment’s traditional wood furnishings and endearing décor will make you feel right at home. With a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room, the space can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Guests can dine in the eat-in full kitchen or at the four-person dining table in the bright and spacious living area. Convenient amenities include a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a crib, and children’s books and toys available upon request.
Outside, you’ll find an elegant stone patio with an outdoor dining table and a luxurious inground pool surrounded by lounge chairs. The apartment’s central location makes it easy to access Huntsville’s main attractions, and guests can take a short drive to the neighboring city of Madison.
Little Red House on Monte Sano
Conveniently located, well lit, and full of character, this 1920s cottage sits atop Monte Sano Mountain and offers one of the best stays in Huntsville.
The classic red exterior, surrounding natural scenery, and summertime daylilies can be admired from the seating area on the front porch. Characterized by high ceilings, grand windows, and rustic accents, this Huntsville Airbnb offers an equally impressive interior with all the comforts of home. The cottage is suited for up to six guests with three bedrooms offering a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and a set of bunk beds. The space also comes with a full bathroom and an eat-in kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and utensils. Guests can enjoy meals in the formal dining area or relax in the living room in front of the stone fireplace.
In addition to its charming interior, this historic house for rent in Huntsville boasts a convenient location in a peaceful and friendly neighborhood. If you’re interested in checking out some of the nearby hiking trails, Burritt and Land Trust trails are within walking distance of the home, and downtown Huntsville is only 10 minutes away.
Downtown Bungalow With a Fenced Backyard
This Airbnb in Huntsville is a great choice for anyone looking for a stylish rental that offers the combined benefit of a quiet neighborhood and easy access to downtown.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is suited for up to six guests. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and offers an en suite bathroom, room-darkening curtains, and a dedicated workspace. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds, and your host can provide two air mattresses upon request. There is a separate and spacious living room with a cozy sofa, and the full kitchen comes complete with high-end stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and a four-person dining table. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, a Smart TV, board games, and a record player.
The bungalow is one of the best Huntsville Airbnbs for families, and guests can feel free to bring their pets. The massive fenced-in yard is a great place to hang out with the entire group, including your furry friends.
This conveniently located Airbnb is also just a few minutes away from the Medical District, downtown, Bridge Street, and Huntsville International Airport.
Modern Ranch on Monte Sano
Soak up the city’s natural beauty with this Huntsville Airbnb surrounded by a state park.
The renovated ranch home features stylish mid-century modern décor and tasteful space-themed artwork. There is one full bathroom and three bedrooms furnished with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and a single bed with a twin-size trundle. Two dedicated workspaces, a spacious living room, and generous storage space make this a comfortable stay for larger groups and families. Guests can also enjoy access to a full bathroom with a dining table and a laundry closet. The shaded backyard is overflowing with towering trees, wildlife, flowers, and blueberry bushes. Peaceful and private, the scenic outdoor space also offers a firepit for warming up in the crisp mountain air.
This mountaintop rental house in Huntsville is a great choice if you want to take advantage of the city’s famous hiking trails. The home is less than a mile away from Land Trust’s South Monte Sano Trailhead, the main entrance to Monte Sano State Park, and Natural Well Hiking Trail.
Private Guesthouse in Central Huntsville
Enjoy a cheerful and cozy stay in a convenient location with this studio Airbnb in Huntsville.
This completely private guesthouse offers a separate entrance and can sleep up to three guests with a queen-size bed and a daybed. The spacious studio also offers a full bathroom with a washer and dryer, a full kitchen, and a sitting area with a couch, a TV, and a dining table. The strategic design keeps the space from feeling too cramped, and the large windows and pastel green walls make for a bright and airy atmosphere.
Guests will also have access to a private furnished deck and free parking on the premises, although all of the best attractions are just a short walk away. Located in a friendly neighborhood in central Huntsville, the guesthouse is in close proximity to a grocery store, local restaurants, and all of the major points of interest in the downtown area.
Brand-New Vacation Home Close to Downtown
With high-end modern furnishings, cheerful décor, and comfortable amenities, this short-term home rental in Huntsville is the perfect home away from home.
Relax in style in the spacious living room with a Smart TV and cozy seating options. Unique details, including a pop-up coffee table and a side table with USB outlets, make the space especially comfortable. Up to six guests can stay in the home, which offers two full bathrooms and three bedrooms with queen-size beds. Every bedroom comes with an ultra-comfortable mattress, and the master bedroom features a dedicated workspace and an en suite bathroom with an oversized soaking tub. There is also a separate laundry room, and the full kitchen offers attractive wooden cabinetry, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and a dining table. The spacious and private backyard is a great feature for families with children, and your hosts can provide an outdoor grill upon request. Additional amenities unique to this rental include a home security system and a garage with space for two cars available exclusively for guest parking.
This rental is a great choice for anyone looking to visit the area’s colleges, with Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville all located just a short drive away.
Historic Cottage at Flint Farm
This rural Airbnb in Huntsville is another great option for anyone interested in a classic country retreat with a rich history.
The guest cottage sits on a massive farm along with a historic plantation home built in 1844. The interior offers a tasteful combination of modern comforts and vintage accents reminiscent of the property’s history. There is one cozy bedroom featuring a king-size bed with a memory foam mattress and an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The living area is bright and spacious with large windows, comfortable seating, and a full-size pool table. There is also a full kitchen with classic white cabinetry and a four-person dining table.
The home boasts a separate entrance and private porches that offer great views of the rural scenery. Guests are welcome to explore the farm and the surrounding land, which includes horse pastures, barns, hiking trails, and crystal clear creeks. Flint River is also located within walking distance of the cottage, and the bustling streets of downtown Huntsville are just 12 minutes away.
Tranquil and Convenient Ranch Home
Last but not least is a centrally located Huntsville Airbnb with an elegant interior and incredible outdoor space.
Playful splashes of color, wood furnishings, and rustic exposed brick combine to create a warm and welcoming environment. The spacious house can sleep up to six guests across two bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with a queen-size bed. There are also two full bathrooms.
The full kitchen is decorated with unique exposed brick floors, eye-catching pastel cabinets, and glittering chandeliers. There is certainly no shortage of places to relax and hang out in this comfy home. The main living room offers an attractive red sofa and a large dining table. Another cozy sitting room features an indoor fireplace, and the bright and spacious sunroom boasts comfortable seating and three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. When you step outside, you’ll find a large patio with a grill where the adults can relax while the kids play in the massive yard.
Located in a quiet and safe neighborhood 20 minutes away from all of Huntsville’s most popular attractions, this cozy rental is a true gem.
Hopefully this list helps you narrow down your favorite rentals for your Alabama adventure. Whatever brings you to the Rocket City, be sure to make the most of your trip with a stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Huntsville.