As the very first capital of New York State, Kingston is a charming waterfront city steeped in history. Brimming with historic stone homes, interesting museums, quaint boutiques, and tasty eateries, the town truly has something for everyone. Nestled on the outskirts of the Catskill Mountains, Kingston is also the perfect vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and just admiring the breathtaking natural scenery.
So take a step back in time and explore one of the loveliest towns that New York State has to offer. To help you find the perfect rental for your stay, we’ve created the following list of the best Airbnbs in Kingston. All of the following properties are sure to meet or exceed your expectations, with beautiful interior designs, modern amenities, and experienced superhosts presiding over your stay. Most of the rentals also boast Airbnb Plus status, and they are all equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, making them perfect for remote workers. In case you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status reserved for the very best properties that have been verified through in-person inspection.
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Elegant Uptown Guesthouse
Set in a gorgeous historic townhouse built in the 1890s, this charming rental apartment is certainly one of the best Airbnbs in Kingston.
The elegant interior is spacious and bright, flawlessly combining vintage furnishings and contemporary artwork. In the light-filled living room, you’ll find a cozy sofa and a decorative fireplace set under an opulent chandelier and illuminated by large bay windows. In the bedroom, there is a comfy queen-size bed, a Smart TV, a large closet, and a spacious study area with a dedicated desk space. The rental also comes with one full bathroom with a vintage bathtub, and guests have access to a private full kitchen with a large dining table, a dishwasher, and exposed brick accents. The large townhouse is set right across the street from an old Dutch church, which you can admire from the quaint front porch.
Located in a historic uptown neighborhood, the apartment is within walking distance of several markets, restaurants, museums, and music venues.
Guest Apartment in a Charming Carriage House
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, this sunny flat is the perfect Kingston Airbnb for anyone interested in a simple but elegant apartment in a historic residence.
The one-bedroom rental is furnished with a comfy queen-size bed and offers a pristine private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Picturesque windows, bright white furnishings, and minimalist artwork add to the sophisticated ambiance of the spacious living room, where you’ll find a cozy sofa and a convenient desk space. There is also a well-equipped full kitchen with lovely wooden cabinetry and a separate dining space with a large breakfast table.
Set in the quiet residential neighborhood of Pine Street, this tranquil apartment is just a short stroll away from plenty of vibrant attractions and fine dining opportunities.
Historic Stone Home in Uptown Kingston
Known as the Colonel Abraham Hasbrouck House, this charming house for rent in Kingston offers guests a modern stay in a unique setting.
The historic landmark home was built in 1735 and has been thoughtfully restored to add plenty of high-end furnishings and contemporary amenities. With two bedrooms and one full bathroom, the two-floor home is furnished with two memory foam queen-size beds and can accommodate up to four guests. On the first floor of the house, you’ll find a well-equipped full kitchen with a breakfast table and a light-filled living room with a gorgeous indoor fireplace and a Smart TV. The spa-like bathroom boasts a luxurious walk-in shower and a heated towel rack, and additional amenities include free parking on the premises and baby gear available upon request.
Nestled in the historic Stockade District, the rental boasts the added benefit of a very lively and walkable location.
Serene Studio on the Riverbank
For a peaceful Kingston Airbnb with plenty of natural attractions nearby, check out this convenient guest suite in the neighboring town of Ulster Park.
The waterfront rental offers a chic interior design and comes with a private covered veranda overlooking the river. Cool-toned neutrals and beautiful blue accents make the stylish studio space feel especially calming, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Furnished with a king-size bed and a comfy leather sofa, the rental is ideally suited for one or two guests, and large glass doors bring a ton of natural light and beautiful views into the apartment. There is also a gourmet full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a lovely breakfast table, and the luxurious full bathroom boasts heated floors, a rain shower, and an in-unit washer and dryer. Whether you’re lounging on the luxurious terrace or catching up on some work at the spacious desk, you can’t go wrong with this top-rated rental house.
Situated right on the Hudson River, the rental features a spacious backyard where guests can launch a kayak, and nearby attractions include hiking trails, bike paths, shops, and restaurants. The many attractions of Kingston are also just a few minutes away.
Historic Loft in the Benjamin Ten Broeck House
The Benjamin Ten Broeck House is set in the Hudson Valley countryside and dates to 1751.
This charming loft offers guests a private apartment within the home with a separate entrance and an en suite bathroom. The quaint interior is decorated with vintage furnishings and antique art pieces that reflect the home’s rich history. Guests have exclusive access to a cozy living room, a bedroom area, and a modern full bathroom, and the rental even comes with a private terrace overlooking the beautiful surrounding scenery.
Located just minutes away from the river, this peaceful Airbnb in Kingston is perfect for a rural retreat close to both natural and urban attractions.
Historic Period House
If you’re interested in renting a house in Kingston that gives you a taste of the town’s heritage, check out this charming 1811 abode.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is furnished with three queen-size beds and makes a great stay for large groups and families. One of the best features of the home is the cozy reading nook, and you’ll love kicking back in the beautifully appointed living room, which features a cozy sofa and a decorative fireplace. There is also a full kitchen with a dishwasher, and extra amenities like an air fryer and a convection oven make cooking a breeze. The bathrooms are sparkling clean and up to date, and there is a lovely formal dining area with a cozy fireplace.
Nestled on a picturesque tree-lined street, this quaint Kingston Airbnb is surrounded by historic stone houses. You’ll also find a bar, a bookstore, and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
Cozy Home in the Midtown Arts District
This gorgeous mid-century style house rental in Kingston is spacious and bright and even offers a large private yard with a deck for entertaining.
Originally built in the 1920s, the home was recently restored to offer a comfortable and modern stay that retains its historic charm. With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the spacious interior makes this another great option for larger families and groups of friends. There is also a large living room with a comfy leather sofa and a Smart TV as well as a formal dining area and an updated full kitchen with a dishwasher and soft pastel accents. In addition to the private back deck, the home comes with a quaint front porch, and additional amenities include an in-unit washer and dryer and free parking on the premises.
Located less than a mile away from the waterfront, this convenient Airbnb in Kingston makes the perfect home base for exploring the town.
Private Creekside Retreat
For a blissful retreat in one of the best Kingston Airbnbs, consider a stay in this enchanting log cabin on Esopus Creek.
As one of the largest rentals on our list, this spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom cabin can sleep up to eight guests. Exposed wood beams, nature-themed artwork, and a cozy fireplace add to the rustic beauty of the state-of-the-art interior, which is brimming with desirable modern amenities like a projector and an in-unit washer and dryer. Common areas include a spacious living room with soaring high ceilings and an updated full kitchen with a dishwasher and gorgeous granite countertops. Outside, you’ll find a lovely deck overlooking the water as well as a hammock, an outdoor sectional sofa, and a grill.
Nestled on 18 acres of natural beauty, this one-of-a-kind vacation home for rent in Kingston is surrounded by opportunities for outdoor adventure, and popular in-town attractions are just 10 minutes away.
Pet-Friendly Oasis in Uptown Kingston
With a lush green backyard and a spacious interior, this one-bedroom Airbnb in Kingston is perfect for solo travelers or couples traveling with their furry friends.
The cozy interior is equipped with everything you’ll need for a relaxing getaway that feels like home. Gorgeous hardwood and rustic features like a sliding barn door add to the apartment’s historic charm, and guests can enjoy the convenience of a modern full bathroom and a full kitchen. The light-filled bedroom is furnished with a cozy queen-size bed, and your host will provide an extra air mattress for additional guests.
Located in historic Uptown Kingston, this top-rated Airbnb offers easy access to plenty of hiking trails, shops, bars, and eateries. Also nearby is the Stockade District, a historic Dutch settlement that dates back to the 17th century.
Tiny House of Esopus Creek
Retreat into nature with this tiny rental house in Kingston, a super-cozy Airbnb that comes with a kayak, fishing gear, and a relaxing hot tub.
Although the house is small, it is charming, rustic, and equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfy stay. Furnished with a queen-size bed and a comfy sofa, the space is ideal for solo travelers and couples but can accommodate up to three guests. The interior is finished with warm wood planks, and there is a large window next to the bed that overlooks the glistening creek. Guests also have access to a well-equipped kitchenette and a private and modern full bathroom, and the lovely front porch is the perfect place to enjoy a meal in the fresh air.
Step outside and enjoy a luxurious soak in the hot tub, try out fishing, or just enjoy the incredible waterfront views while warming up in front of the outdoor firepit.
Luxurious Studio in a Historic Building
This premium rental apartment is situated in a restored building in downtown Kingston and makes an ideal stay for solo travelers and couples in need of a simple, clean, and comfy vacation rental.
The chic interior is appointed with comfortable modern furnishings and cool blue accents, and the well-equipped studio space even offers a brand-new full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. The combined living room and bedroom area features a cozy sofa and a double bed, and there is a small table for two next to a picturesque window. Adorned with opulent gold accents and a spa-like walk-in shower, the magnificent full bathroom will add a bit of luxury to your stay.
Nestled in the heart of the Rondout District, this luxurious Airbnb in Kingston is just a short stroll away from the waterfront and its accompanying bars, shops, and vibrant marina.
Charming Home Near the Waterfront
Also set in the historic Rondout District, this Kingston Airbnb offers guests a relaxing getaway with a tranquil private garden.
Another great option for larger groups, this chic waterfront home boasts three spacious bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests. The minimalist interior is designed with exposed wood beams, contemporary furnishings, and bohemian-style décor, and the spacious living room features exposed stone walls and several picturesque windows. There is also a homey full kitchen with updated appliances, and the house comes with one modern and private full bathroom. The house also offers a lovely front porch with a bench swing, and the back garden is filled with lush greenery and features a stone patio, a firepit, and a lily pad pond.
The house is nestled on a small and quiet residential street surrounded by waterfront restaurants, boutiques, and museums.
Historic Waterfront Townhouse
For a historic vacation rental in Kingston with a dreamy setting, check out this renovated two-story home.
The stunning interior is characterized by exposed brick walls, minimalist features, and cozy fireplaces, and sumptuous sofas and chic decorations add a bit of luxury to the rustic ambiance. Furnished with two queen-size beds and one single bed, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home can sleep up to five guests. Modern facilities include a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and in-unit washer and dryer. Outside, you’ll find an enclosed backyard that connects directly to a lovely local park.
This historic house is located in a quiet and friendly neighborhood where you can walk to many fantastic restaurants and vintage shops. Also nearby are several outdoor attractions such as hiking trails, waterfalls, and kayaking opportunities.
Uptown Home With a Cedar Sauna
Set in a convenient and walkable neighborhood, this short-term rental in Kingston was built in the 1840s and boasts the perfect combination of historic charm and modern comforts.
With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, this spacious home is another great option for groups and families, and the beautifully appointed interior makes for a very comfy stay. Brand-new finishes and high-end furnishings can be found throughout the rental, and the bright and spacious living room boasts a beautiful decorative fireplace and picturesque windows. There is also a vibrant full kitchen with colorful accents and stainless-steel appliances as well as a formal dining room. Outdoor amenities include a large green backyard with a hammock, a grill, a stone patio, and a luxurious cedar sauna.
Uptown Kingston is the perfect place for both relaxing and adventuring, offering visitors a plethora of fun outdoor and urban attractions to choose from.
Stylish Oasis With a Private Yard
Wrapping up our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Kingston, this fully renovated rental unit is set in a quaint cottage and offers a super-private and cozy stay.
Another fantastic option for guests with pets, this downstairs rental unit comes with a green backyard and a cozy outdoor firepit. One or two guests can stay in the contemporary one-bedroom apartment, which also offers a comfy queen-size bed and a luxurious full bathroom with a sparkling-clean walk-in shower. The light-filled living area is open and airy with gorgeous wood finishes and cool-toned accents. There is also an impressive full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a formal dining area connected to the living room. Additional amenities include a TV, a dishwasher, an in-unit washer and dryer, and free parking on the premises.
Guests can walk to Uptown Kingston in minutes, and the natural wonders of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains are just a short drive away.
Whether you come for the pristine natural scenery, warm rustic charm, or abundance of fun activities, Kingston has a lot to offer, and you can’t go wrong with a stay in any of these incredible Airbnbs.