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Sprawling over 60 miles in width, Dallas-Fort Worth certainly upholds the motto “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Filled with zealous entrepreneurs, international enclaves, contemporary artists, and modern-day cowboys, there’s more than enough space for everyone. Exceedingly car-centric, the metroplex conceals its cultural diversity between fast-moving highways and widely spaced residential neighborhoods. Renting an Airbnb is the best way to immerse in local life and discover that Southern hospitality is still alive and well. From glamorous mansions to quiet couple’s retreats, these are 11 of Dallas’s coolest Airbnbs.
1. Downtown Studio Loft
Sleek and minimal, this airy apartment is situated in the buzziest district of downtown. Fit for couples or long-term remote workers, it’s centrally located in Dallas’s most urban neighborhood. Shop at the flagship Neiman Marcus just down the street, and sample elevated Texan comfort food at CBD Provisions. Drink a poolside cocktail at Waterproof and head back to a king bed and a spacious interior to rest until the next outing into the city.
Three guests, studio
Price: $119 per night
2. Fraser carriage house in Bishop Arts District
For a quirkier option, rent this charming cottage in the Bishop Arts District. Complete with a porch, a hammock, and an extensive book selection, this house will be sure to creatively recharge. The recently revitalized neighborhood still showcases its Hispanic roots, with pleasant boutiques, experimental eateries, and abundant greenery. Sample nationally renowned tacos at Trompo, and grab a stiff cocktail at bookshop-turned-bar The Wild Detectives. Return home for more relaxation in the colorful garden.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $87 per night
3. Luxury modern home with heated pool and spa
Spacious and modern yet welcoming, this large East Dallas home would do well to entertain any assortment of large groups. Complete with a heated pool, BBQ, outdoor games, and 10 beds, the house is a destination in itself. With four TVs and ultra-fast internet, it could be a family-friendly remote workspace or the backdrop for a celebration. Located in a peaceful area mere minutes from White Rock Lake, the location is ideal to explore Dallas’s pedestrian trail network.
16 guests, four bedrooms
Price: $600 per night
4. Design District apartment in heart of city
Excellent value for its central location, this comfortable Design District apartment is located in close proximity to Dallas’s modern art scene. Browse cutting-edge works at the Dallas Contemporary & AND NOW, then wash it down with a beer at world-renowned gastropub Meddlesome Moth. Prepare a picnic in the well-equipped kitchen, and take it to catch the sunset at nearby Trinity Greenbelt Park for sunset views of the city.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $81 per night
5. Cowtown Craftsman in Stockyards near downton
For a taste of Cowtown, look no further than this charming 1925 home mere minutes from the Stockyards. Complete with cacti sculptures, a bucket fountain in the garden, and a spacious Southern-style porch, it’s the ideal launching pad for a honky-tonk night at Billy Bob’s. With three bedrooms, five tables, and strong internet, it could also function as a communal working space in the most cowboy of environs. Grab some meat at nearby Cooper’s BBQ, fire-up the fireplace, and soak in the Texan aroma.
Six guests, three bedrooms
$153 per night
6. Art-filled urban warehouse loft in Deep Ellum
For an elegant Dallas experience, book this warehouse converted into a contemporary loft. Filled with modern art and industrial decor, the space fits perfectly in its location next to Deep Ellum, the premier nightlife district of the city. Once a gritty center for jazz and rock, the area has transformed to appeal to a diversity of tastes. Sample upscale cocktails at HIDE, listen to a folk-rock band at Adair’s, and check out art-filled bar Deep Ellum Art Co for unusual shows. Return to roof-top views and a small coworking space in the same building to run through the weekdays until the next night out.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $260 per night
7. Eight-acre ranch estate with pool and outdoor kitchen
Experience a slice of ranch life at this eight-acre estate surprisingly close to the metroplex. Complete with eight beds, a large pool, and a huge patio, the whole property is truly of Texan proportions. Wander the grounds, and gather the family around the outdoor fireplace. For more nature opportunities, head to Lake Ray Roberts State Park to take in the hills, forests, and a tranquil lake. City life is never far, with fast-growing Frisco, home of baseball’s Texas Rangers, a 30-minute drive away.
10 guests, four bedrooms
Price: $577 per night
8. Cozy bungalow in heart of city
For a taste of Dallas’s diversity, book this cozy bungalow with three bedrooms and a deck. In close proximity to the Asian Trade District, experience Korean culture relaxing at 24-hour King Spa, rent a karaoke room, and then follow up with late-night food at San Jang for bibimbap, stews, and soju shots. Return to a clean and comfortable home fit for a group of friends exploring all the various enclaves Dallas has to offer.
Nine guests, three bedrooms
Price: $196 per night
9. Lower Greenville Treehouse
Nicknamed “the treehouse” due to a beautiful magnolia tree out front, this brand new apartment marks all the boxes for a long-term stay. With an interior that’s equal parts roomy and cozy, fast Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and a balcony, it’s the place to set up base in Dallas solo or as a couple. Located in Lower Greenville, it’s in an area that’s happening, central, but still quiet and safe. Situated between Downtown, Deep Ellum, and White Rock Lake, it’s the most convenient location to explore varying urban moods.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price:$83 per night
10. Flower child frenzy near Botanical Gardens
Fort Worth’s urban life undeservedly gets overshadowed by its bigger neighbor. With a better botanical garden, world-class Kimbell Art Museum, and plenty of parks and eateries sprinkled in between, the city is rightfully a destination in itself. This flower-themed apartment next to the gardens sets the perfect accommodation for a city visit. Brew a mug of coffee with nearby Avoca Roasters while relaxing in the pet-friendly space. Head out to drink a beer with a delicious burger at quirky Rodeo Goat, and go for a stroll along the Trinity River. Busy, yet not hectic, Cowtown offers city life at a leisurely pace.
Three guests, one bedroom
$114 per night
11. Highland Park Sanctuary
Splurge on this two-bedroom condo for a taste of Dallas luxury. Located in Highland Park, one of the most affluent zip codes in the nation, this home is designed ornately yet tastefully. Modern art, marble, and sleek lines decorate the fresh interior. Minutes from Highland Park Village, the shopping is to complement the stay with stores such as Chanel and Hermes. Complete the affluent experience with dinner at renowned steakhouse Al Biernat’s.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $550 per night
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