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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 Retreat to sleep up to 30!

Divide the cost per night and it comes out at $46 per person per night.

20 acres of space could be yours, just 15 miles 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 and so much more – including an island putting green for golf and frisbee golf, half-court basketball, corn hole, tether ball and a turfed sports court for volleyball, dodge ball, ribbon ninja and more. Indoors you can enjoy their indoor game room with pool table, foosball, 70in TV and a bar along with a media room with 15ft HD screen and Xbox.

Red Oak

At the resort pool, you can Kayak or float around in the beautiful cement pond while your thrill seekers hit the water slides which include a 100ft+ tube slide and a 200ft zipline!

Why people love to stay here
Our family of 19 (ages 8-73) had a wonderful time!! Communication with the owners was very easy. The grandkids were busy from early morning until late evening enjoying all of the onsite activities. Our last night we even ate popcorn and watched Space Jam: A New Legacy in the theater room.. It was very convenient to a Walmart and places to eat or get carry out. The entire “resort” was unbelievable and it was totally ours during our stay—only our family so no lines for the paddle boat, golf, zipline or that amazing 100’ water slide. This was our 20th family vacation and definitely one of the best!!

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 5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms, the farmhouse is huge – catering for up to 30 guests onsite.

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

M Streets Chabby Chic in Lower Greenville

Perfect for families, this home is within walking distance of all the best restaurants, roof top bars, wineries, live entertainment and shopping. Enjoy their back yard pool and a well-decorated interior. Enjoy the outdoor seating and a BBQ grill with a wrap around porch to view the historic neighborhood surrounding the home.

The two bathrooms have been completely remodeled and all original wood flooring has been refinished.

Lower Greenville

Why do people love to stay here
Everything about our stay was perfect. Samantha was so kind and responsive throughout the process; we were so comfortable and felt like we were staying at the home of a trusted friend. Cleanliness was our top priority, and this home was absolutely immaculate. I have never stayed anywhere so clean! Everything was new and beautiful inside; home has been maintained so nicely. Location was perfect – so convenient and a beautiful neighborhood. We can’t wait to come back!

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.