No matter what your travel preferences are, Decatur, Illinois is sure to surpass your expectations. This mid-sized city in central Illinois is home to Millikin University. The city is centered on a bustling downtown, complete with many historic homes that give Decatur a charming, nostalgic vibe. However, if you prefer to your vacations in a rural setting, you can also stay on the shores of Lake Decatur, a peaceful location that is still easily accessible to downtown. Whatever it is that will make you comfortable, Decatur delivers nothing but the best when it comes to accommodations since it has a great diversity of homes, condos, and even cabins to choose from for your stay. Read on for our picks of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Decatur, Illinois.
You’ll find it hard to be bored in this roomy West End home. It has lots of amenities to help you fill in your downtime. Activities you can do here include playing darts or foosball in the game room or choosing a movie or show to watch on the smart television. You can also get some fresh air in the private, fenced-in backyard or cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The opportunities are endless, and you’ll feel perfectly comfortable and content in this cozy space. It has four bedrooms and can accommodate eight people, perfect for those coming with their family or friends.
Spacious 4 BR Home with Game Room Near Millikin UDecatur, Illinois, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe beds are extremely comfortable mattresses and the heating was stellar during our colder weatherit’s decorated with several stylish rugs and comfortable furniturespacious and comfortable accommodations would be a great space for a larger family or group toothe beds were very comfy just wish it had 2 bathroomsthe house is adorable and historic with a fun game roomthis older house was super clean and awesomegreat house that was clean stylish and well-maintainedraymond was a great and reliable host and the house was clean with lots of amenitiesRead more reviews
Host:the dining room table is a perfect spot to host a home cooked mealthanks raymond for being an excellent hostvery helpful and responsive hostit was easy to communicate with raymond and he was very helpfulraymond was very responsive and it was like being at home
With its trendy and modern interior, this condo is a great pick if you like to vacation in style. The entire apartment has crisp, white walls that contrast nicely with dark accents. The high ceilings and big windows make the space feel light and airy. There is also an open-concept living area attached to a fully equipped kitchen, so everyone can hang out together as dinner is prepared and served. Guests also have a choice to walk to one of the many nearby restaurants in downtown Decatur for a night out.
Merchant Street CondominiumDecatur, Illinois, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils you'll need to make yourself a nice mealit is comfortable and roomyclean and stylishvery clean and inviting spacevery clean modern and cozycheck in was seamless and the place was super clean
Host:great hosts and hospitalityhost was very friendly and quick with communicationexceptional host and beautiful condogreat place to stay and joe was a great hostvery responsive and just a great all-around hostRead more reviewsperfect location being downtowngreat location to explore downtown decatureclose to excellent dining establishmentsthe location is perfect in downtown to places to eat and the parkloved the location too plenty of restaurants and bars located steps away from the front door
Escape the hustle and bustle of regular life for a few days at this charming lakeside cottage. This roomy lake house is perfectly sized for four guests and has lots of room inside and outside where everyone can gather or have some alone time. The interior features rustic decor such as wood-paneled walls and an exposed brick stove. Outside, there is a patio with a grill where you can make yourself a meal and dine while looking over at Lake Decatur.
Lake HouseDecatur, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewssuch a beautiful view and very comfortable home host are very accommodatingthis house was fantastic very clean and cozyvery clean and everything worked and operated without issueit is well decorated clean and comfortable(clean comfortable and close to everything
Host:owner was very easy to communicate withthis is a lovely home and mark was very responsive throughout the staythe property is as advertised and the host was timely and effective in his communicationmark was quick to respond very helpful and we just loved his houseRead more reviewsthis house is in a great locationcharming spot close to millikin so it was perfect for our visitvery nice and comfortable place to stay at
You don’t have to stay in downtown Decatur to find a great vacation rental. This charming cabin is not located far from the city, but it’s on a large plot of private land that provides lots of peace and quiet. The cabin has 5 bedrooms which can sleep up to 10 guests, making it a great pick if you are traveling with a big group. The interior has classic and rustic cabin decor such as exposed log walls and a large stone fireplace. Outside, you can gather around the fire pit or grill a meal that you can enjoy on the porch.
Critter CoveDecatur, Illinois, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsair conditioning worked great even though it was a very hot & humid weekendthe beds were easily movable if need bewonderful amenities especially enjoyed the pool table and hot tubwe liked that there were twin beds in three bedrooms bathrooms on two floors huge deckswe were very comfortable and loved the style and decorthe facilities were spacious clean and just as described and pictured on the websiteinside the house was very spacious and clean and was able to very comfortably fit 8 adultsRead more reviewsgreat place and great locationwhat a great location the cabin was perfect spacious and comfortablewould definitely recommend this place and hope to go backunique cabin great place to get together
No matter the purpose of your visit to Decatur, this waterfront home is perfect to suit your needs. Its three bedrooms can host up to eight guests, the perfect size for a small family reunion or even a work retreat. If you must complete some work during your stay, you can set up at the standing treadmill desk overlooking the water. The hosts will even pre-stock the kitchen for you upon request, and if you forget anything, a great grocery store is just a short drive away.
Lake Decatur Corporate Retreat & Weekend GetawayDecatur, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds were super comfortable and the view was amazingexcellent kitchen and a big gas grill off deckno wifi or tv but a great place to stay and accommodating hostgreat place lots of space and super comfy bedsnew host so internet and cable not set up completely but huge tv upstairsthe house was clean and the beds were comfortablethe house was clean and roomyhis place was well kept and cleanthe space was clean and felt like a home away from homeprescott's place is very clean inside and is a great house to relax with friends
Host:great host and great placethe host was very responsive and helpfulgreat time for our church board and staff retreatthe host was very kind and was great and quick with communicationthe home was very clean and prescott was an awesome hostRead more reviewsgreat place beautiful lake awesome locationthe house is beautiful and such a great locationthe house was very nice and the location is beautifulhe set clear expectation and made it very easy to stay at his placebeautiful place wish i had more time to relax and enjoy the home
With its picket fence and arbor enclosing the front yard, this cozy home looks like a cottage straight out of a fairy tale. The interior is just as charming as the outside, with cozily furnished rooms that will make you feel instantly at home. There are two bedrooms that can sleep up to five guests, and a kitchen and dining room are available if you wish to eat at home. Right outside, you’ll find historic homes, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, and the stop for a free trolley that will bring you right downtown.
Haworth CottageDecatur, Illinois, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is very comfortable and spaciousreal clean and felt at homei would stay at haworth cottage again it was clean and spacious
Host:extremely quick responses kind thoughtful and professionalmark is an excellent hostgreat stay mark was a great host and very thoughtfulthank you mark for being such an excellent hostRead more reviewsplaces close by like walking distancegreat location near campus extremely cozy and well-furnished overall an excellent place to stay
This private apartment may be located in a cozy and historic home, but the interior has been completely renovated for your comfort. It has tons of great amenities such as a washer and dryer, dimmable lights, and office space with a desk. The apartment is all yours, including its own private entrance and parking space. Guests are welcome to use the front porch and the lovely garden out back, which is the perfect place where you can enjoy the complimentary coffee provided by the hosts.
"1901" Historic, Charming and Amenities GaloreDecatur, Illinois, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsextremely tastefully decorated full of thoughtful amenities and comfortablethe tv is loaded with all the apps you’d ever need to enjoythe snacks and breakfast were such a nice touch and so deliciousthe flowers on the coffee table added a nice touch and smelled wonderful the bathroom was well stockedthe apartment was great and super spacious it had everything we needed and so much moreit was very clean and comfortablethe apartment was clean and nicely decoratedvery clean and modern and i would love to stay here againthe place was also very clean and cozy for a perfect staythe kitchen is well-appointed and also very clean
Host:the hosts were kind and generouswonderful hosts - would highly recommendour hosts were very gracious and provided us with many sweet treats and local suggestionswe had a fantastic time and really appreciated how kind and prompt the hosts werebruce and debbie are amazing hostsRead more reviewswe were within walking distance to downtown a cute cafe and also millikin universitynot to mention the beautiful backyard garden for the warmer seasons and a location right next to downtownwe will definitely look to see if this place is availableenjoyed our walk downtown which was quite nicesuperb breakfast really a great place to relax and spend a few days
You’ll feel instantly transported back in time as soon as you step into this gorgeous Decatur home. Inside, the walls of the house are the same as they were decades ago when it was built. The decor includes details such as antique chandeliers, exposed brick walls, and a sweeping staircase. Though the home has a long history, it also has all of the amenities you’ll need during your stay such as a smart TV, a washer and dryer, and coffee and snacks in the kitchen. There’s a vast dining room with an expandable table, guaranteeing that your family or group of friends have enough space to dine together.
West End’s Big Blue AnnexDecatur , Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe house is very spacious and lovely with very comfortable beds and couchlots of space large bedrooms and very comfortablethere is lots of room and it is very comfortablethere is so much room and you really feel like a localplace is nice and clean as advertisedplace was great & cleanthe home has charm very clean and lots of spacemark’s place was very clean neat and well maintainedthe beds were comfortable and there were plenty of clean towels for our use
Host:he is really nice hostvery comfortable beds and immediate responses from the hostmark was a great host and the place was top notchRead more reviewsgreat location for decatur and surrounding arealol) nice location close to nice park pharmacy/grocery store restaurants and ice cream shopmarks house in decatur is a wonderful old gem in a perfect locationthere's a nice park nearby with tennis courts” location was perfect i would definitely recommend this airbnb if you’re looking in this area
Why stay in a cramped motel when for a similar nightly rate, you can have this entire apartment to yourself? The apartment has one bedroom and it is the perfect size for a couple or a solo traveler. The interior is bright and spacious, with lots of big windows to let in the light. There is a fully equipped kitchen if you’d like to cook your own meals. However, right outside your door, you’ll find plenty of dining options too. The living room includes a television, perfect for days when you just want to stay inside.
Stay DecaturDecatur, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe space was also very clean and cozyher airbnb is very stylish clean & cozyher apartment is beautiful comfortable clean and full of everything you would need for a comfortable stayRead more reviews
Host:shavon was an amazing hostshavon was an amazing hostshe is kind honest accommodating and thoughtful10/10 shavon was a great hostresponded fast and was very helpful to any questions i had
The interior of this home has a historic charm to it, with features such as a bookcase as room dividers, a brick fireplace, and a breakfast counter in the kitchen. The home is over 100 years old, giving it that nostalgic feel. It has everything needed for a great stay. The rental is also in a perfect location for exploring the area. Downtown is just a short drive away, and within walking distance, you can reach Millikin University or other great eateries in the historic West End.
Business Trip? Charming Home in Great NeighborhoodDecatur, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviews
Host:friendly communicative host; great spaceRead more reviewsit's a lovely place to stay and close to alot of things to do
Choose from a huge variety of vacation rentals
Decatur, Illinois, has tons of vacation rentals that will appeal to even the most discerning traveler. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by renting a cabin on the shores of Lake Decatur. Experience the city’s history in a charming home in the West End or get close to all of downtown’s attractions in a condo right in the thick of all the excitement. It’s a lot to choose from, so we hope that this list will help you narrow down your choices before your next visit to Decatur.
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