Hip Rental Apartments in North Carolina You'll Want to Call Home

Houses overlook the water on North Carolina's Outer Banks
Houses overlook the water on North Carolina's Outer Banks | © Mira / Alamy Stock Photo
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1 January 2021

From the tree-covered Blue Ridge Mountains to the extensive beaches of the Outer Banks and thriving cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, it’s no wonder thousands choose North Carolina in the USA for their vacation spot every year. You’ll need a basecamp you can truly relax in and these apartments perfectly capture the hip vibe of the Old North State.

The Windsor Asheville

The recently refurbished 100-year-old Windsor is a fantastic choice for guests wanting to spend a longer, more luxurious, stay in the city. A stone’s throw from Asheville’s vibrant center, with some of the city’s best restaurants, breweries and galleries within walking distance, Windsor is an ideal option for guests wanting to explore the city as much as possible. The suites are individually furnished, with a separate kitchen, living room and bedroom. For an extra element of relaxation, use the Windsor’s inhouse spa which has a number of recuperating treatments available to book.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
Smoke-free property

Kasa Charlotte North Apartments

An easy and effortless option for short or long term stays in downtown Charlotte, Kasa apartments are furnished with everything you’d need during your trip, offering guests an authentic home away from home experience. Well suited for business visitors, the building has 24-hour self check-in and -out and a complimentary business wifi, making it super simple to get some work done during your stay. Outside of the working week, the apartments are just a short walk from some of the city’s best local restaurants, bars, and shopping.

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Smoke-free property

Hyatt House Raleigh

Based in North Hills, the top dining and entertainment district in Raleigh, Hyatt House is a striking hotel well suited for guests wanting to discover the city’s nightlife. Each apartment is carefully crafted and features thought-out touches such as a dedicated desk space for work trips, a cozy corner sofa sleeper for guests and a pristine ensuite bathroom. A short trip from some of the city’s true cultural highlights such as the Red Hat amphitheater and North Carolina Museum of Art, as well as the family favourite Kings Dining & Entertainment bowling complex in North Hills.

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Free WiFi
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Chetola Premier Condos

Housed in the scenic Chetola resort in the tranquil Blue Ridge Mountains, these condos are the perfect excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The condos themselves are traditionally furnished but retain a number of contemporary creature comforts such as a whirlpool bathtub, a washer/dryer duo and a fully equipped kitchenette in every one. For a truly relaxing and recuperating stay away, book yourself for a treatment or two at Chetola’s premium inhouse spa, offering a wide range of massages, facials and therapies.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

The Hive Wilmington

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If you’re looking for something a little more unique during your stay in the state, why not try the Hive in Wilmington. Each of its distinctive apartments have been pieced together by local designer Robert Hertzog, with individual furnishings and original art in each room. Outside of the lavish interiors, the Hive’s rooms have some fantastic amenities, including king size beds, state of the art 4K TVs and access to their fitness center all included in the price.

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  • The Residences at Biltmore

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    Part of the renowned Biltmore estate, The Residences at Biltmore offers chic accommodation in the heart of Asheville. There are several condos available to hire, from snug studios to the stately executive suites. All feature a fantastic collection of amenities, including a stacked fireplace, satellite TV and private balcony as standard. But it’s the inhouse facilities that really shine, with a luxurious spa, 24-hour concierge service and the Azalea restaurant, serving up southern comfort food classics.

    Oasis Suites Hotel

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    A charming guesthouse overlooking the serene waters of Roanoke Sound, the Oasis Suites Hotel is a welcoming option for visitors wanting to elongate their stay in North Carolina. First opened as a restaurant nearly 70 years ago, the hotel now has plenty of guest suites ranging from executive and honeymoon to family. Each suite comes fully furnished, with a kitchenette stocked with everything you’d need to create a delicious home cooked meal, and a pristine bathroom with a jet spa-inspired bathtub.

    Whalebone Ocean Cottages

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    Located in the sun-kissed town of Nags Head in NC’s Outer Banks and featuring some of the state’s most picturesque lakeside vistas, the lovingly reconstructed Whalebone Ocean Cottages are a great choice for a well-deserved getaway. Each of the seven cottages comes with a fully stocked kitchen, free wifi access and dependent on the time of year, a communal pool for you and your guests to make full use of. If you’re looking to get out and about, Nags Head has plenty of activities to get involved in, from bike rentals to diving, horse riding and a huge choice of water sports.

    Outer Banks Beach Club

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    Part of the popular Outer Banks resort, the Beach Club has an extensive range of one, two or three bedroom suites to choose from. Perfect for weekend getaways or longer stays, the suites have everything you’d need to vacation your own way, including a full kitchen set-up, a front and back deck and king size beds in the main bedrooms as standard. The resort itself features a variety of fantastic facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, a shuffleboard court and plenty of playgrounds to keep the whole family happy.

    These recommendations were updated on January 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.