Illinois has it all, from world-class shopping in Chicago to stunning vistas in Shawnee National Park. A vacation in this great state is sure to be memorable as long as you don’t forget to try some Chicago-style pizza.
With so many vacation rentals on Airbnb, narrowing it down to just one for your holiday can be challenging. That is why we here at Road Affair have created a list of the best Airbnbs in Illinois. We want to ensure you get a quality stay, which is why all of the homes listed are hosted by Airbnb superhosts – rental owners with a history of outstanding hospitality.
Enchanting Treehouse With a Hot Tub
Be at one with nature in this beautiful eco-friendly treehouse rental in Illinois located in Schaumburg.
This unique rental is perfect for up to four guests looking for a taste of countryside while staying in the city. The treehouse is located in superhost Daniel’s spacious backyard, complete with access to a private cedar hot tub, a koi pond, a fire table, a gas grill, and an outdoor bamboo shower. This home is also 420-friendly as marijuana is now legal in the state of Illinois.
The inside of the rental features two beds: a full-size bed and a twin bed in the loft. A small kitchenette includes a minifridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a sink. The living area features a lounge chair and a bed where guests can cozy up next to the fireplace and watch TV. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the treehouse’s private patio or on the bench overlooking the koi pond.
There are plenty of attractions in this suburb of Chicago. Woodfield Mall, Medieval Times, and Legoland are all less than a 15-minute drive away from this rental, and the Waterworks Indoor Water Park is within walking distance.
Historic Cabin Near Jacksonville
This relocated and restored cabin located on a seven-acre hobby farm is the perfect Airbnb in Illinois for those in need of a nature retreat.
This pet-friendly home has room to accommodate up to eight guests. The interior is decorated in a charming rustic motif, creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere. In the loft bedroom, there are two double beds and a queen-size bed. The second bedroom downstairs has a beautiful stained-glass window and a queen-size bed.
The full kitchen features a microwave, a coffee maker, and a dishwasher. Under the stairway, there is a small library of classic books to choose from. The front porch is the perfect spot to settle in with a book and a cup of coffee surrounded by peaceful nature views. Superhost Bryan has done a fantastic job stocking the home with family-friendly amenities such as a high chair, crib, toys, and baby safety gates. Bryan is also happy to provide babysitter recommendations.
This rental is a 10-minute drive from South Jacksonville and a 30-minute drive to Springfield, the state capital of Illinois.
Stunning Spanish Style Villa in Rockford
Relax in the hot tub or enjoy a cocktail in the backyard cantina at this phenomenal Illinois Airbnb.
This three-bedroom house is decorated in a Mediterranean style with lush plants and arched doorways. The upstairs master suite features two sofa beds, a queen-size bed, a small kitchenette with a Keurig coffee maker, and a private balcony with a sectional couch. In the master bedroom’s en suite bathroom, there is a walk-in jet shower. The other two bedrooms have queen-size beds.
Guests can relax in the living room and play a game of chess, practice their piano skills, or stream a movie on the Smart TV. In the full kitchen, there is plenty of cooking space and a cozy breakfast nook. The dining room has a waterfall feature and a large table for family meals. Outside, there is a spacious backyard with Spanish-style gardens complete with a hot tub, a tiki bar, a firepit, and a stunning gazebo.
This Illinois Airbnb is located 10 minutes away from Rockford’s most popular restaurants and shopping plazas. Chicago Rockford International Airport is also just 15 minutes away.
The Arcade House
This fun-filled house in Bloomington is the perfect getaway for groups or families of up to nine. If you take one look at this rental, you’ll understand why it’s on our list of the best Airbnbs in Illinois.
The house has an extensive games room featuring retro arcade games, a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, an original Nintendo system, and an assortment of board games. The fun doesn’t stop there, either. Outside, there is a hot tub, corn hole boards, a firepit, and a hammock.
This home was built in 1878 but has been completely remodeled with modern upgrades. The living room features colorful furnishings, stained-glass windows, and a 50-inch Smart TV. In the kitchen, there is a well-stocked pantry with all the cooking essentials and a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary tea and coffee pods.
In the master bedroom, there is a king-size bed, and in the second bedroom, there are two queen-size beds. There is also a futon and two air mattresses if needed.
The driveway has space for four to five cars. A Dollar General, nail salon, and bakery are all within walking distance of the house. Many restaurants and attractions are also just a short walk away.
Farm Retreat in Alvin
This cozy, five-star cabin located in the small town of Alvin is the ideal escape from the city for families or couples.
This Airbnb in Illinois is a converted grain bin that has been beautifully decorated in traditional country furnishing to give guests a full farm-stay feel. Downstairs, there is a small kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and minifridge. Breakfast is included with most stays, with the exception of a few blackout dates. For families with little ones, superhost Mary Kay has provided a high chair and a crib.
Guests can enjoy a soak in the vintage clawfoot bathtub or relax on the pullout couch in the living area. Upstairs, there is a loft-style bedroom with a queen-size bed. Outside, there is a beautiful swinging bench on the patio where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and unwind to the sounds of nature while overlooking the surrounding farmland
The town of Danville is only a 10-minute drive from the rental and has plenty of restaurants, antique shops, and golf courses. The University of Illinois is about 40 minutes away by car.
Lake House in Marion
If you are looking for a lake cabin for rent in Illinois with plenty of water activities for the family, this is the Airbnb for you.
The house has space to accommodate eight guests and is decorated in contemporary and lake-themed décor. In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable king-size bed, a lounge with a fireplace, and a walkout veranda where guests can enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the lake. The other two bedrooms have queen-size beds.
Downstairs, guests can choose from one of the many board games in the games room or practice their musical skills on the piano. In the living room, there is a pullout couch and toys for the kids to play with. The full kitchen comes well stocked with everything needed to prepare a meal, including a rice maker and a toaster.
This lake house for rent in Illinois includes access to two kayaks, a canoe, and a private dock where guests can swim. There is a marina nearby where guests with their own boat can launch, and they can dock it at the house. Pontoon tours are also offered here. In the backyard, there is a barbecue and a hammock beside the water, perfect for afternoon naps.
Pet-Friendly Apartment in Chicago
This short-term rental in Illinois is the ideal Airbnb for couples and families looking for a vacation in the city.
Inside this spacious two-bedroom home is a collection of comfortable and modern furnishings coupled with hardwood floors and bay windows. The master bedroom features a library, a walk-in closet, and a queen-size bed. In the second bedroom, there are two single beds. An air mattress is also available, making this rental suitable for five guests.
Guests can access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV or peruse the collection of travel books and magazines in the living room. The full kitchen features modern red cabinets and is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a meal. Superhost Meighan has made the home as family-friendly as possible by providing outlet covers, table corner guards, window guards, a high chair, a baby bath, and more. Outside, guests can enjoy a morning cup of coffee overlooking the lush shared garden below.
This Illinois Airbnb is conveniently located in Logan Square on the blue metro line, making transit between O’Hare International Airport and downtown easy. Free street parking is also included.
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Dixon Springs Retreat in Pope County
If you want to rent a cabin in Illinois that will help you and your family reconnect with nature, then superhosts Connie and Jack have the house for you.
This two-bedroom rental feels just like home with its comfortable furnishings and modern upgrades. After a day of hiking, guests can return to soak in the luxury Jacuzzi located in the master bedroom’s en suite bathroom. Also featured in the master bedroom is a king-size four-poster bed and access to the upstairs balcony. The second bedroom is downstairs and has two single beds. In the downstairs bathroom, there is a washer and dryer as well as a walk-in shower.
Guests can sit back in the recliner chair or on the pullout couch in the living room and settle in for a family movie night. The full kitchen includes a coffee maker, a toaster, and all the essentials for cooking.
At night, guests can enjoy a glass of wine on one of the two wrap-around decks or head down to the pond for a fire. For the nights that it is a little too buggy, there is a screened-in pavilion beside the pond to enjoy the night air in.
Luxury Lakeside Cabin Near Marshall
Wake up and fish on a seven-acre private lake at this lake house rental in Illinois.
This two-bedroom cabin can accommodate up to eight guests. The interior has been beautifully designed with luxury fixtures and hardwood floors, creating a comfortable and stylish space. In the master bedroom, there is a gorgeous wood furniture set, a queen-size bed, an en suite bathroom, and a walkout to the wrap-around porch. The second loft-style bedroom has two queen-size beds, a futon couch, and a TV.
In the full kitchen, there are stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar. The living room features a leather reclining chair, a Smart TV, and a cozy fireplace. A stunning jetted soaking tub can be found in the downstairs bathroom, as well as a shower.
The backyard backs onto a quiet private lake where guests can fish with the provided poles and swim. There is also a barbecue, a firepit, and a patio dining area.
This vacation rental in Illinois is located just a short drive from Lincoln Trail State Park and Downtown Marshall. The World’s Largest Horseshoe is also just a short drive away in Martinsville.
Log Cabin in Stockton
One look at this stunning log cabin, and you’ll see why it hits our list as one of the best Illinois Airbnbs.
This pet-friendly home is situated on 10 acres of beautiful farmland surrounded by wildflowers and prairie grasses. An additional 15 acres of woodlands lie to the west of the property, with mowed trails for hiking in the summer and packed down paths for snowshoeing in the winter. After a day of activities, guests can enjoy a glass of wine while soaking in the private outdoor hot tub under a blanket of stars.
The interior of this home features beautiful modern furnishings with a touch of country décor. The downstairs has an open-concept layout with a full kitchen, a breakfast bar, a Smart TV, and leather furniture. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms: one with two single beds and another with a queen-size bed. A sofa bed and an air mattress can be used to allow this rental to sleep six.
There are plenty of activities to experience both on and off the farm. If you are looking to rent a house in Illinois that offers proximity to plenty of activities, you won’t find one better than this. Guests can book a wine tour or a brewery tour nearby, and a pass for Apple Canyon Private Lake can also be provided for those interested in swimming or fishing.
Romantic Cabin Retreat Near Carbondale
Are you looking for a romantic country getaway for you and your partner? Look no further than superhost Jessica’s Illinois Airbnb specially designed for couples.
Spend your days reconnecting with nature while watching deer graze in the backyard. At night, guests can cozy up around the firepit or soak in the screened-in hot tub. On the front porch, there are two rocking chairs and a swinging bench where guests can unwind with a book.
In the living room, there is a comfortable reclining couch in front of the TV and a fireplace. The full kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials for preparing a meal. There is also complimentary coffee and a barbecue out back for grilling. After a day of adventuring at nearby attractions, guests can relax in the comfortable queen-size bed in the bedroom and watch a movie on the TV.
This vacation home for rent in Illinois is close to Giant City Horseback Riding, Giant City State Park, and Ferne Clyffe State Park. The town of Carbondale is less than a 10-minute drive away and has plenty of restaurants and attractions.
Secluded Cabin on Rock River
If you are looking to rent a lake house in Illinois that is ideal for groups looking to reconnect with nature, this rental on 100 acres of private land is for you.
The yard features a firepit, hammocks, games, a barbecue area, and plenty of space for additional guests to camp. Visitors can spend their day by the river fishing, boating, or cooling off with a refreshing swim. The rental is ideal for those looking to host a family reunion, a yoga retreat, or a weekend away with friends.
The home’s interior has an open concept layout with two queen-size beds beside the living area and a full kitchen. In the dining area, there are two dining tables, one large one that can seat ten and a smaller table that can seat four. In the loft-style bedroom, there is a queen-size bed. Two air mattresses and cots are also available.
Lowden-Miller State Forest and Castle Rock State Park are both located nearby. Kayak and Canoe rentals can also be arranged for day river trips from a local company in Oregon. Pets are also allowed in this cabin rental in Illinois.
Picturesque Cabin Near Cobden
This beautiful rental cabin in Illinois overlooking a peaceful pond is ideal for families or couples looking for a nature retreat.
This Airbnb can sleep four guests and is settled on a gorgeous plot of land that features walking trails and fragrant gardens. Superhost Paul has used his keen architectural eye to plant everything on the property, from the forest to the flowers. A small vegetable farm can be found behind the cabin where guests can buy fresh produce from the property’s farmer, Stuart. Inside, superhost Bonnie has furnished the home with stylish and contemporary fittings to make the stay as comfortable as possible.
The interior has a studio-style layout. In the bedroom area, there is a queen-size bed and bright picture windows with private forest views. There is a meditation pillow in the corner of the room where guests can unwind while watching turtles and wild turkey frolic near the pond. In the living area, there is a small lounge set in front of a woodburning oven. Beside the living room is a small kitchenette with a minifridge, toaster oven, induction plate, and a French press.
Outside, guests can warm up around the firepit in Adirondack chairs overlooking the pond. There is also a charcoal grill and a small picnic spot on the property.
Beautiful Modern House Near Eagle Point Bay
If you want to experience country living with a little more luxury, this one-bedroom Airbnb in Illinois is for you.
Inside this stunning home, guests will find many modern upgrades. There is a full chef’s kitchen complete with Cambria countertops, a French press, and a Keurig coffee maker. In the sunroom, guests will find themselves surrounded by lush, tropical plants and can relax on the sofa bed with a book. The living room features luxury reclining theater seats with a 70-inch Smart TV. In the dining room, there is a beautiful traditional dining table where guests can enjoy a family meal.
The bedroom features a comfortable queen-size pillow-top mattress and a pocket door that leads to an en suite bathroom. In the en suite, there is a large marble walk-in shower with a built-in bench seat.
Outside, guests can barbecue a meal at the grill station, complete with lights and an electrical outlet. On the patio, there is a private hot tub, a stone firepit, and a patio dining set overlooking a water feature in the garden.
Small Town Retreat
This beautiful Airbnb in Galena, Illinois, is the ideal rental for those looking for some small-town charm.
The house was built in 1880 as a commercial warehouse but has been completely renovated as an upscale living space. The interior has been decorated with modern furnishings and accented with bold black pieces, creating a stylish and relaxed space.
The bedroom is located downstairs and features an en suite bathroom and a king-size bed. Also located downstairs is the Rock Room, a space dedicated to lounging and listening to tunes on the record player.
Upstairs, guests will find stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar in the full kitchen. Superhost Joan has even provided complimentary snacks and coffee. In the living room, there is a comfortable black leather couch and a lounge chair situated in front of a flatscreen TV. Off from the main living area is a small sunroom with a dining table and a pullout couch. Outside, guests can read a book on one of the rocking chairs in the screened-in porch or enjoy a meal in the private garden.
This rental is located in the heart of Galena, a classic American small town with boutique shops, restaurants, and an interesting history.
There you have it, the best Airbnb rentals in Illinois! With so many outstanding rentals to choose from, all you have to do is pick what kind of vacation you want. Will it be a luxury lake house or a secluded cabin? Small town charm or big city lights? We’ll leave that choice to you.