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5 Totally Groovy Unique AirBnB & Alternative Rentals around Dallas Fort Worth

5 Totally unique AIRBNB Places to stay

Whether you are planning a family getaway or a romantic holiday, you have plenty to choose from, but let us make it extra special with these unique and one-of-a-kind rentals on Airbnb Alternative – Vrbo.

Here are some of the unique Airbnb-Alternative rentals (via Vrbo) in Dallas, Texas, the Lone Star State! Perfect for a Staycation with minimal travel time.

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Rental Tips

  • Check if they are Kid or Pet Friendly!
  • Host/Property Ratings and Reviews: the reviews usually tell you if the neighbors were loud, the host responsive, if the place was clean or how easy the parking was!
  • Are Linens and Basics provided?
  • Always check if you need to bring kitchen paper, your own sheets and toilet paper. Listings usually provide that information.

If you don’t want to go far but still want to get out of your house for a little while, these make great getaway options within a short distance.

Private Paradise

Red Oak TX Air BnB

Divide the cost per night and it comes out at $93 per person per night.

Your very own piece of paradise, just 15miles from downtown Dallas. This beautiful property definitely feels like you are in your private resort in a far off destination.

It has everything you need from the pool and hot tub surrounded with 80+ palm trees, winding spring-fed creek, lighted sports courts, fully-stocked game room to the furnished house with a chef’s kitchen.

Red Oak Texas Air BnB

The resort-style pool on-site features a 25-foot slide, 10-foot slide, grotto, and a mushroom spray fountain. Other features include a couple of sports courts, a game room, and a gazebo.

Why people love to stay here
Host was very nice, helpful, and responsive! The place was great, amazing amenities such as the outdoor sports and pool area was amazing. I would definitely recommend! Very spacious and beds everywhere.

Why the Rental is great for families/couples
This is perfect for Family reunions and large groups, around a Bachelor or Bachelorette or intimate family celebrate as a meeting place for Families travelling from other locations to meet and enjoy time together. With 7 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms, the Castle is huge – catering for 16 guests onsite.

Rental Fast Facts

Location: Red Oak, Texas
Fun Factor: Resort-style pool with a 25 and 10-foot slide, grotto and mushroom spray fountain, with well-lit Basketball and Volleyball courts and a fully-stocked game room.
Charming: Described as a Castle only 15 miles from Downtown Dallas
Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 7 (16 beds)
Baths 5
Bonus: Not only is there a Chef’s Kitchen Inside, but outside too! They have an Outdoor Kitchen with Marble Bar and TV with multiple outdoor areas.

Escape the City to The Extraordinary Treehouse

Treehouse Dallas TX

This extraordinary two-bedroom treehouse is your rustic hideaway located in Little Forest Hills, a bohemian Dallas neighborhood that borders White Lake Rock. This home is a secluded setting with running brook and shimmering light filtered through countless Japanese Maples.

If you are looking for a romantic VrBo getaway, then look no further.

Hot Tub AirBnb Dallas TX

Why people love to stay here
The tree house is amazing. Crazy comfortable beds, awesome tub, and a gorgeous space. The place has speakers throughout and so the feel is enhanced by the music going on in every room. Really a cool place.

Why the Rental is great for Adults: This rental is only available to Adults aged 27+. It’s great for Girls Trips or a Couple’s Romantic getaway right close to town.

Rental Fast Facts

Location: Little Forest Hills, Dallas (bordering White Lake Rock)
Fun Factor: Feeling like you are in a totally hidden away treehouse, right in the middle of the city! The inside Hot Tub is a fun addition
Charming: A Rustic, Secluded and Romantic hideaway
Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom (2 beds)
Baths 2 baths
Bonus: Only 1 mile away from the Dallas Arboretum and 1.5 miles from White Rock Lake, perfect for a long walk/run and place to watch the sunset.

Saved by the 90s + Cereal & Video Games – The Slater

Perfect for all the 90’s kids, this place is so cool and very creative! It is named after the beloved Saved By The Bell character; the one-bedroom “Slater” apartment has been completely transformed with décor to the best decade.

Play retro video games, watch a VHS movie, sleep in a comfy bed, and then wake up and eat sugary cereal in The Max!

The Slater Air BnB Dallas

Why people love to stay here
Booked this place as a surprise for my wife’s birthday. Jeremy and Kelsey were quick to respond and were more than willing to help get everything situated. The place itself is super cool and full of nostalgia. Neighborhood was nice and we felt safe. Plenty of fun games, movies, etc. Extremely local to shops, food, grocery, just about anything you could need is within a couple miles of the house, and some are even within walking distance. Overall amazing stay; recommending to everybody! Looking forward to booking again in the future.

Rental Fast Facts

Location: Dallas, Close to Knox/Henderson and Greenville
Fun Factor: As seen in DWELL, Lonely Planet & The Dallas Morning News – this place is truly unique and super fun.
Charming: Totally themed to the 1990’s with retro video games available, VHS movies to play and sugary cereals in the Pantry!
Sleeps: 5 (strict maximum)
Bedrooms: 2 (4 beds)
Baths 1
Bonus: It’s a 5 minute walk to restaurants, bars, coffee shops and grocery stores.

The Slater 90s Air BNB

Airstream Oasis – Lower Greenville

Have you ever wanted to stay in an airstream? Well… here is a 25′ Airstream CCD located in the heart of Lower Greenville and Knox Henderson entertainment districts. It’s a super fun Camper/RV. This area is walking distance to some of the fun things that you can do and see in Dallas

AirStream Air BNB

Why people love to stay here
We stayed 4 days in the airstream and LOVED everything about it. The location was perfect (2-4 blocks from trendy lower Greenville restaurants, bars, etc.). Ben was super friendly and respectful. This was probably one of our absolute top Airbnb stays! Would love to stay again

Rental Fast Facts

Location: Lower Greenville and Knox Henderson, Dallas
Fun Factor: Head outside to check out the Chicken Coop, and enjoy the outdoor firepit and outdoor grills!
Charming: Everything you need, in a Petite RV version, but with a polished interior design – with space for living and working too!
Sleeps: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Bonus: The location, combined with the uniqueness of staying in an Airstream – it has the super cool factor. Your friends on Instagram will be jealous!

Vintage Airstream Dallas TX

Vintage Airstream Near Deep Ellum & Fair Park

To those who wanted a vintage airstream, this is your option. And, the location feels like you are in the woods, but in the city.

AirStream Unique Place to stay Dallas

Why people love to stay here
The Airstream was the perfect spot for my socially distant visit to see my family. It was cozy, clean, and had all the amenities you need. The outdoor space is lovely and the trees keep the yard remarkably cool in the mornings (for Texas). Grady was a great host…quick to respond and super friendly. Looking forward to my next visit!

Rental Fast Facts

Location: Deep Ellum/Fair Park, Dallas TX
Fun Factor: Vintage to full effect!
Charming: If you’ve ever had a Bucket List item to stay in an Airstream – here’s is one right on our doorstep.

Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1 (1 bed)
Baths: 1
Bonus: 15 minutes from Downtown but it feels like it’s parked in a forest, inside the city of Dallas.

Vintage Airstream AirBnB Dallas

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Will you plan on checking any of these out? If you are considering it, book early. Many AirBnB properties are being booked early and availability may be limited (all images are used with permission from AirBnB)


Lucy Connor

Saturday 27th of February 2021

Another idea for places to stay is Residology. They have fully furnished places to stay in short and long term.


Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Thank you Lucy! That's a great tip. That's new to us.