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Burlington, Vermont is one of my favorite cities in New England, if not the entire USA. Fun, quirky, artsy, and filled with gorgeous scenery, craft beer, and coffee shops, it’s a destination that should 100% be on your New England bucket list.
While there are some great downtown hotels to choose from during your stay, Burlington is also a community-driven place. So it makes sense that staying in an Airbnb would be a great way to experience Vermont’s biggest city as a local.
To help you sort through all of the Burlington Vermont Airbnbs, we’ve put together a list of the best: check out our picks for excellent Airbnbs in Burlington Vermont. Psst! Also check out our lists of the top Airbnbs in New England and our recommendations across Vermont.
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If you’re staying in an Airbnb in Burlington, being centrally located downtown is really a plus. Unfortunately, that can make parking harder to come by. If you don’t need parking during your stay in Burlington (or don’t mind searching for a nearby spot), this could be a perfect option.
This carriage house apartment is in an historic building (1893!!) so if you’re looking for New England charm, you’ll find it here. Despite its age, the apartment appears to be bright, modern, and equipped with all the amenities you require. With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, the space can accommodate up to 6 guests.
There are many glowing reviews of this Airbnb and it sounds like the hosts are friendly locals who are happy to offer advice on the best things to do in the area.
If parking is a must and you’re set on staying downtown in a cute carriage house, consider this spot!
This apartment is simple and pretty and looks like a place I’d really enjoy staying. Plus, it’s very close to Church Street and all the action of Downtown Burlington. In fact, you can even see the Church steeple from the apartment windows.
This space is good for 2 guests, with just one bedroom and one bathroom. With a fully-equipped kitchen, you’re all set for a relaxing, easy stay.
Here’s another Burlington downtown Airbnb to consider. According to the host, you’re just about 5 minutes from everything Burlington has to offer in this apartment. That, plus a provided parking pass for street parking, makes this a very convenient location! The listing also says that the City Market Co-op (a local grocery store) is just down the street. (That’s a great place to stock up on local produce, baked goods, wine, beer, and even fresh sandwiches. A very yummy spot!)
With a lovely Bohemian vibe and a bright, sunny space, the pictures of this Burlington VT Airbnb are so pretty. And it has a great nightly rate, in my opinion. If I were booking a stay in Burlington right now, this is likely the place I would pick.
Need a space for a larger number of people, but still close to downtown? Here is an awesome Airbnb option for you: an entire house in Burlington’s South End.
The South End is such a fun part of Burlington, filled with art galleries, innovative businesses, and lots of breweries. It’s also a highly residential area, so you’ll feel right at home.
This particular Airbnb bills itself as “funky” and just blocks from some of the breweries! I love the pops of color seen in the photos of this home.
Up to 12 guests can be comfy in this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home, which has 5 beds.
Do you want a truly luxurious experience while staying in the Burlington area? Why not splurge a bit and get this stunning lakefront house?
You’ll enjoy breathtaking sunset views over Lake Champlain which you can see right from the backyard (as well as from the many panoramic windows inside the house itself).
Speaking of the house, it really is luxurious, with 5 plush bedrooms and beautiful, modern decor. Up to 8 guests can gather at this lakeside retreat, so gather your friends and family for a getaway!
Speaking of lakefront homes, if you’re traveling to Burlington, a stay on or near the water is sure to make your experience extra memorable. Lake Champlain is absolutely gorgeous, and such a gem of the Burlington area.
Here’s another lakefront property that can accommodate up to 8 guests. This Burlington lakefront Airbnb is technically located in Colchester, just north of Burlington. It’s right off the waterfront bike path, which is definitely a bonus if you’re into cycling, or if you enjoy an evening walk along a beautiful shoreline.
There’s so much to love about this property, and I think it would make an amazing family retreat. There is a foosball table for the kids, a private deck/patio with grill where everyone can enjoy the lakeviews, and many other amenities. Check it out for sure.
Some visitors to Burlington may be looking for Airbnbs near UVM, either for college visits or for medical visits.
Here is a private guest suite in a host’s home that is just down the road from the campus. The proximity to UVM means you’re about 10-15 minutes walking distance from downtown, but a free bus stops right nearby.
This guest suite is a 1 bedroom and is suitable for 1-2 guests. With an ensuite bathroom and a kitchenette, it offers everything needed for an easy, comfortable stay.
Past guests praise the clean, spotlessness of the property, as well as the warm, welcoming nature of the hosts.
Perhaps you want a bit more of a nature environment in your Burlington VT Airbnb. This option delivers that! A private guest suite in a lovely wooded spot in the south end of Burlington, the listing says the Airbnb feels a lot like a treehouse. (Sounds awesome to me!)
You’ll have a location close to the lake here in this suite, and direct access to the waterfront bike path. Cyclists will love this spot for sure.
This suite has cozy cabin vibes, and you can easily imagine feeling relaxed and joyful in the warm, pleasant space. 4 guests can enjoy the charm of this Airbnb in a quiet Burlington neighborhood.
This magazine-worthy space looks like the quintessential Airbnb. An Airbnb Plus property, “Josie’s Secret Downtown Gem” has tons of excellent reviews.
The spot is described as “Modern charm meets old world mystique” (which I absolutely LOVE) and the photos confirm just that! A short walk will take you from this Airbnb to Church Street and all of downtown Burlington. Although the cozy covered porch might have you wanting to chill out on the deck for awhile instead of exploring!
If you’re looking for the perfect Burlington Airbnb stay for two people, this is a lovely choice. It is not located in Burlington itself, but in nearby Winooski, which can be a great place to base yourself for your trip.
The downtown Winooski area has a charming little area filled with shops, bars, and restaurants, and this cute apartment is within walking distance of that. There’s also an impressive scenic river where the river dams right there along the Winooski River.
Downtown Burlington is just a short drive away.
Staying right along Church St. in Burlington? The ideal location, without a doubt. But such properties are hard to come by, which means an Airbnb is the perfect opportunity to stay in this coveted neighborhood.
This Church St. Loft has a spacious, urban vibe. Bay windows, exposed brick. The kind of hip and vibrant place you’d want to live in in your late 20s early 30s and feel oh-so-chic. (Of course, this property is great for guests of all ages who want to be close to the action downtown!)
4 guests can enjoy this luxury together, in an airy apartment located above Patagonia on Church St. PS: There’s a coin-op laundry available on the same floor, which is very convenient.
Last but not least is this adorable little apartment that is available for a great nightly rate! I’m ready to move in right now.
Two blocks from Church St., and a 10-minute walk down to Lake Champlain, this is another prime location Burlington Airbnb option. Up to 3 guests can stay in this apartment, with 1 bed in a bedroom and a convertible sofa bed.
The price is right for this place (currently listed as of late July 2020 at $70/night). Take a look!
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Amy is the founder of New England with love. A proud Vermonter, she hopes to share her love of New England and help you find the best adventures in the region. Amy is also blogger/founder at Two Drifters, where she blogs alongside her husband about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. When not working on websites, Amy is probably reading, cuddling with her husband and cat, & drinking a maple latte.