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Highlights Athens (GA)

  • Colonial town
  • Peaceful getaway
  • Southern comfort food
  • Historical landmarks
  • Heritage homes
  • Lively city

Best Vacation Rentals in Athens (GA)

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Athens (ga), Clarke County
Vacation Rental • 549 ft² • 1 Bedroom
5.0
(8 reviews)
Now booking for UGA's 2022 football season!Less than a mile to Sanford Stadium, this property boasts character & charm including a great porch, living /dining area with a 42 in. flat screen TV and a private bedroom with a queen sized bed. Parking included for up to 2 cars. Located on historic Henderson Ave., just off Milledge Ave. and Baxter St. Great for parent weekends, football games and more. We were clean freaks about our property before being a clean freak was cool! Minimum age requirement: 23. We live in the main house with our young son. We encourage you to have a good time and ...
from $3 / night
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Athens (ga), Clarke County
Vacation Rental • 893 ft² • 1 Bedroom
5.0
(21 reviews)
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room in the heart of downtown Athens, GA. Fully integrated speaker system throughout living room, kitchen and bedroom. Pullout sleeper sofa for an additional 2 (two) guests. Hardwood flooring, A/C, fully functional kitchen. Skylight in the middle of the dining room that provides additional natural light during the day. Noise preventing insulated walls to minimize the downtown noise. In the middle of all the attractions of downtown Athens, GA and directly across the street from UGA's North Campus and the arch, the apartment provides acc...
from $278 / night
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Athens (ga), Clarke County
Vacation Rental • 8 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
4.7
(10 reviews)
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom - Spacious home with a split floor plan. PERFECT for work teams / construction teams/ travel nurses and more! FULLY FURNISHED / Rent by the month $2850 / Comfortably sleeps 6 people. Utilities are included.Includes a spacious living room, kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a front deck and there is a large back deck that is perfect for relaxing and overlooking the large back yard. The back deck includes a handicap accessible ramp, a swing/glider and new gas grill.The kitchen is fully stocked with flatware, utensils and dishes, there is a ...
from $103 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices in Athens (GA)

$225for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$341 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability in Athens (GA)

37%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
49% annual average
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Vacation rentals in Athens (GA)

Elegant vacation rentals

A visit to Athens Georgia will open your mind to the unique history and Victorian-era architecture of the South. You will feel as if you’ve taken a trip back to a past where Greek revival architecture was in vogue and get a real glimpse as to what 19th century, pre-Civil War America might have looked like in the Deep South. All while enjoying the lively activities downtown. Many of these rentals are located on the west side of Athens in the residential area, arguably the best part of the city.

A vacation rental for everyone

You can have it all in these stand-alone holiday rentals. Many of them will give you a real Athens, Georgia feel with columned architecture around the outside and beautiful yet modern, spacious interior. Travelers will enjoy their own private kitchen, balcony, garden and possibly even a private pool. These rentals are a choice find for large groups or couples. Have a BBQ party on the terrace, or wind down with a sip of wine by the fireplace. You are sure to find the peace, quiet and independence you’re looking for with these charming rentals.

Vacations in Athens (GA)

The area and getting around

A destination overflowing with heritage

Nestled on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens is a great hub for a visit to Georgia. As you get acquainted with the city you will understand why it’s so special. It’s a beautiful city that still has a warm, small-town feel, rare to find these days. Being that it’s a university town, you will find numerous museums, art galleries, cafés, performing arts and, of course, gardens.

A foodie’s paradise

From vegan to seafood, all types of fare can be found here. However, Athens is most known for its high-end take on Southern contemporary fusion cuisine. Its gastropubs and award-winning, low-cost food will definitely stimulate your palate. Athens’ chef’s signature dishes are influenced by French, Italian, Asian, Mexican and, of course, Southern USA cuisine. You can also sip a beer at the Terrapin Brewery, taste one of America’s newest award-winning wines at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and buy farm fresh food at the Farmers Market.

Travelers and activities

Athens (GA) for art lovers

Thanks to the art division at the UGA (University of Athens Georgia), this lively town has a lot of artists to fuel its creative energy. This means there are many galleries, art events and street art to explore. Visit some of the galleries and boutiques downtown such as: the Lyndon House Arts Center, Artini’s Art Studio and Lounge, among others. Check out the iconic Bulldog sculptures acting as stationary vigilantes around Athens’ streets. Most restaurants also support local artists by displaying original pieces where visitors can see them.

Athens (GA) for history buffs

Warm and charming Athens has been a town since 1806. It owes much of its former wealth to the cotton industry. A visit to Watson Mill Bridge State Park will provide insights about some of its colonial culture. Exploring the many beautiful historical homes in the city such as The Taylor Grady House (a historic house museum), and others dating back to the 19th century will be both pleasing to the eyes and show you firsthand what the pre-Civil War South might have looked like at the height of its glory.

Athens is home to over 35,000 college students, adding to the vibrancy of the town.

Top 5 travel tips in Athens (GA)

1. Visit the Georgia Museum of Art

Associated with the University of Georgia, in 1982 it was dubbed the official art museum of the state. Opened to the public in 1948, it is a celebration of both modern and classical art with sophisticated galleries housing 17,000 pieces.

2. Take a stroll in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This huge garden complex is home to many beautifully themed garden displays. Check out the International Garden, Heritage Garden, Shade Garden and more. There are also 5 miles of walking trails leading deeper into the area. Be sure to check out the collection of tropical and semi-tropical plants at the Conservatory. Picnic tables can be found around the Visitor Center, making it great for families and couples to come and relax.

3. Go sightseeing in downtown Athens

There is something exciting for everyone to see downtown. For something refreshingly unexpected, see the freestanding GlassCube art exhibition on display 24/7 at the entrance to Hotel Indigo. Georgia’s Museum of Natural History is another great place to visit, and it’s generously free.

4. Experience the music scene

Athens is the hometown of REM and B-52 and is known for its exciting music scene. One of the notable things to do in the area is to take the Music History Walking Tour. This town is also full of live music venues so you can witness both local talent and up and coming musicians in full swing. Check out the Georgia Theater as well, hosting musical acts and performances.

5. Explore the parks

Surrounding Athens are several beautiful nature parks, perfect for a relaxing hike or quiet meditation. At Lake Chapman you’ll find Sandy Creek Park, full of nature trails and recreational activities like disc golf and boating. Located in the Athens Memorial Park, Bear Hollow Zoo is a unique sanctuary for rescued wild animals and is a great place to take the kids.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Athens (GA)

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Athens?

Last year, rentals in Athens had an annual average cost of around $397 per night.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Athens?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months with the most reduced prices in Athens are March, April and May, with average prices of $303, $317, and $356, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Athens?

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of November ($487), January ($467), and February ($453).

Should I plan a trip to Athens well in advance?

If you decide to put Athens on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 76% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Athens are January (the average amount of properties that are available reached 40% of the total last year), May (40%), and December (35%).

How many vacation rentals are there in Athens?

We have collected the offers from 2 different partners in Athens, so we can provide you with around 160 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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