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Highlights Columbus

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  • German Village

Best Vacation Rentals in Columbus

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Columbus, Ohio
Vacation Rental • 840 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
5.0
(54 reviews)
This home features modern convenience in a historic neighborhood. Newly constructed Carriage House with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and an open floor plan. - Bedroom: 2 Queen Beds- Complete kitchen- Bathroom with walk-in shower- 2nd story balcony- Patio with fire pit - Garage parking- WIFIConveniently located close to downtown, Children's Hospital and all the German Village has to offer.Pets are accepted on a case by case basis with an extra fee ($150)Conveniently located to all the Columbus attractions:Steps to Schiller Park2.5 miles to the Convention Center7.7 miles to Port Columbus International ...
from $206 / night
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Columbus, Ohio
Vacation Rental • 1496 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(24 reviews)
100+ Reviews! • Professional Cleaning • Speedy Wi-Fi • Walk to all3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the heart of the Short North, one of Columbus' most vibrant neighborhoods. Steps away from High Street, where you will find everything from restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, yoga studios, breweries, art galleries, and so much more. Free off-street private parking for 3 cars.The SpaceColorful decor, coupled with comfortable furnishings, creates a unique feel in this 1920 two-story home. Ceiling fans, central air/heat, Roku TV, and WiFi are just a few amenities you will enjoy during your stay.Bed...
from $3 / night
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Columbus, Ohio
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.7
(9 reviews)
Lovely 1BR apartment located in the South Clintonville/North University District area, minutes from OSU or downtown. It is on the ground floor of a 1926 4-unit brick building on Indianola Avenue near Arcadia. It's beautifully furnished and is ideal for a single person or a couple who is visiting Columbus and needs a cozy comfortable place to stay. The apartment has hardwood floors, wood panel doors, double-hung windows with storm windows and screens, and it has the original 1926 bath and kitchen fixtures. The kitchen has a full-sized gas stove, a small built-in microwave, a dark wood counte...
from $83 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Columbus

$440for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$444 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Columbus

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Vacation rentals in Columbus

A Midwestern gem

Columbus is more than just the capital city of Ohio. It’s a vibrant, modern hub filled with endless green parks, colorful murals, award-winning restaurants, and swanky cocktail bars. Explore the streets and quaint neighborhoods and discover the city’s performing arts scene, locally owned shops, friendly people, and so much more. There are so many attractions, museums, and parks to visit that you’ll want to schedule to stay for at least a few days to see as much as possible. Columbus is the perfect destination for families, couples, or culturally curious travelers who want to explore the best of the Midwest.

Finding your perfect Columbus city rental

Choose from a variety of vacation rentals throughout the city of Columbus. You can opt to stay in the central downtown district or in a more quiet neighborhood. Spacious rentals are available for large groups and families, while couples and solo travelers can choose from several cozy, smaller rentals. Book a rental with a jacuzzi, to warm up during the colder months. Several rentals come with a balcony so that you can enjoy city views right from your bedroom or living room. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Columbus

The area and getting around

Arriving in Columbus

If you’ll be arriving to Columbus by plane, the closest airport is John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), just 10 minutes from downtown Columbus. Rickenbacker International Airport also serves Columbus and is just 15 minutes away from the downtown center. If you plan on renting a car, car rental companies are available at both airports. Uber, Lyft, and Taxis are also widely available throughout the city.

Getting around Columbus

Columbus is considered one of the most walkable cities in the United States, but some areas are more walkable than others. The downtown district, German Village, Short North, and Schumacher Place are the most walkable neighborhoods in the city. The city is somewhat bikeable, especially in the more walkable areas, so renting a bike is also a good option. Public transportation is also available.

Travelers and activities

Columbus for couples

Columbus is a great city for couples to explore together. Head to the romantic Columbus Park of Roses to wander the immaculately landscaped grounds and see an endless abundance of roses. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to visit for the rose blooms, but the park is open year round. Inniswood Metro Gardens is another fantastic place for a romantic stroll in the city. The lush, outdoor garden area features several paved walking paths and various garden areas, with fairytalesque details.

Columbus for families

Columbus is a fantastic destination for families of all ages with an endless offering of fun activities to discover. Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to see hundreds of wildlife species from all over the world. This center is not only home to a zoo and aquarium, but also an 18-hole golf course, a water park, and countless exhibits. The animals at the zoo are well cared for and are given plenty of space to freely move around. Watch lions, polar bears, tigers, and more!

Columbus is home to one of the oldest parks in the country, Goodale Park, which was first established in the 1800s.

Top 5 travel tips in Columbus

1. Visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Spend a couple of hours walking around this spectacular conservatory which is home to over 400 plant species. There are several different biomes which represent climate zones around the globe, including Himalayan Mountains, Tropical rainforest, Desert, and Islands. You can learn about different plant species from all over the world, including a seasonal display exhibit which regularly showcases different plant species.

2. Stroll through North market Downtown

If you’re feeling hungry, or just curious to explore Columbus’s most popular food market, head to North Market Downtown. The 145-year-old market is home to nearly 40 vendors selling food, specialty goods, produce, flowers, meat, and more. You can enjoy a meal here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or just peruse the different stalls. There’s a variety of food vendors selling delicious ready-made food from around the world here, including Vietnamese, Greek, Polish, and a variety of other international cuisines.

3. Shop at Easton Town Center

This massive, modern, and polished shopping mall is perfect for a rainy day activity or a one-stop-shop for all your shopping needs. There’s an AMC movie theater inside, countless clothing stores, restaurants and a food court, and fun activities for kids, like a Lego Land center.

4. Explore Topiary Park

There’s no shortage of green spaces around Columbus, but Topiary Park might top them all. The 9.2-acre public park and garden space feature a lush green haven in the center of the city. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, see various topiary structures, and walk along the peaceful pond area. The park is adjacent to the Columbus Main Library, so as an added bonus, you can check out the library after walking through the gardens.

5. Visit German Village

The charming German Village is a neighborhood in Columbus built by 19th-century immigrants. The area is characterized by its rows of brick houses, German pubs, artisan coffee shops, traditional fudge, indie book stores, and art galleries. Spend a couple of hours exploring this atmospheric neighborhood and learning about its fascinating history.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Columbus

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

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $296 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Columbus?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Columbus in April, May, or March, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $260, $263, and $264 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

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

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($346), September ($331), and July ($319).

Is Columbus a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When planning a vacation to Columbus, we recommend you to think ahead as 71% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The most available months are, on average, January (with an availability of 54%), July (45%), and October (37%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Columbus?

In Columbus we offer you a comprehensive catalog of approximately 570 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 2 local and international providers.

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