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6 coolest short-term rentals in Georgia’s top destinations right now

Unique spaces, scenic views, and hot locales make these properties very popular—for Spring Break and beyond  

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Experience a bit of Mediterranean luxury on the Georgia coast.
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The Peach State is loaded with an eclectic slate of destinations perfect for a few days (or a few more).

Throughout Georgia, visitors flock to most high-profile cities and towns thanks to their many attractions. In the northern part of the state, hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking reign in the North Georgia mountains, while the hopping music scene and sports offerings in Athens welcome visitors of all ages to explore beyond the UGA campus. Moving south, the Georgia coast attracts a lot of interest in the history, architecture, and culinary mainstays of Savannah, while the beaches of Georgia’s barrier islands never fail to entice.

Aside from such entertaining options for any itinerary, one of the most favorable aspects of these destinations is their close proximity to Atlanta—and bounty of short-term rental options. Each is five hours or less away, so you can get there quickly and start relaxing right away. To help make the trip easier, we’ve whittled down a half-dozen of the coolest short-term rentals right now, from seaside flats to tiny houses.

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1. River Street loft, Savannah

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Enjoy panoramic views of Savannah’s popular River Street, the Savannah River, and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge from the privacy of your own rooftop deck above this historic loft constructed in a former cotton warehouse. Sleeping up to six, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home also has a small balcony off the living area, providing additional space to relax outside and watch the river traffic. Design details include exposed brick, charred beams, and hardwood floors that add to the charm of the loft. Average nightly rate is $348

2. Pinhoti, Trion

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Head to northwest Georgia, and you’ll find this contemporary home overlooking Pigeon Mountain and Taylor Ridge. Sitting on 12 acres, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow features floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in, as well as a 55-inch flatscreen TV, LED electric fireplace, and WiFi. Outside on the 940-square-foot timber deck, you can enjoy a 14-foot heated swim/spa pool along with a hot tub all year long. Average nightly rate is $220

3. Italian Villa, St. Simons Island 

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Not your typical oceantfront vacation rental, this 3,000-square-foot Italian villa contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms in two levels, accommodating up to six guests. “Authentically decorated,” the home has vaulted ceilings and large windows that add to its spacious feeling. However, it’s the two tiled lanais behind the house that will capture the most interest given the panoramic ocean views they deliver. Average nightly rate is $475

4. Lakefront Getaway, Blairsville 

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Sitting along 94 feet of lake frontage, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom North Georgia mountain cabin features floor-to-ceiling windows along the back of the house, ensuring visitors enjoy mountain and lake views whether inside or out on the expansive deck. Interior amenities include WiFi, flatscreen TVs with DVD player, and surround-sound stereo, while outdoor amenities include a grilling area, fire pit, and a lighted gaming area with cornhole and bocce ball. Average nightly rate is $272

5. Seas the Day, Tybee Island 

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Short-term condo seekers on Tybee are in luck. Overlooking the beach and ocean, this 960-square-foot condo contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating up to six guests. Recently renovated, the property comes with free WiFi, a DVD player, and two assigned covered parking spaces. The listing also touts a spacious balcony that’s accessed through the living area and master bedroom. Amenities at this gated community include two swimming pools, a kids pool, and tennis courts. Average nightly rate is $218

6. Tiny House, Athens 

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Found in downtown Athens, this tiny home occupies a former carriage house from the 1800s, and now has just enough space for two guests. As such, it definitely has the most potential as a romantic weekend getaway. It does include a kitchen in the event you want to stay in and cook, and it also has WiFi. There’s even a grill right outside. Plus, you’ll be in the heart of everything Athens has to offer: live music, great food, and UGA athletics. Average nightly rate is $90

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1. River Street loft, Savannah

Savannah, GA

Enjoy panoramic views of Savannah’s popular River Street, the Savannah River, and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge from the privacy of your own rooftop deck above this historic loft constructed in a former cotton warehouse. Sleeping up to six, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home also has a small balcony off the living area, providing additional space to relax outside and watch the river traffic. Design details include exposed brick, charred beams, and hardwood floors that add to the charm of the loft. Average nightly rate is $348

2. Pinhoti, Trion

Trion, GA 30753

Head to northwest Georgia, and you’ll find this contemporary home overlooking Pigeon Mountain and Taylor Ridge. Sitting on 12 acres, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow features floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in, as well as a 55-inch flatscreen TV, LED electric fireplace, and WiFi. Outside on the 940-square-foot timber deck, you can enjoy a 14-foot heated swim/spa pool along with a hot tub all year long. Average nightly rate is $220

3. Italian Villa, St. Simons Island 

St Simons Island, Georgia 31522

Not your typical oceantfront vacation rental, this 3,000-square-foot Italian villa contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms in two levels, accommodating up to six guests. “Authentically decorated,” the home has vaulted ceilings and large windows that add to its spacious feeling. However, it’s the two tiled lanais behind the house that will capture the most interest given the panoramic ocean views they deliver. Average nightly rate is $475

4. Lakefront Getaway, Blairsville 

Blairsville, GA 30512

Sitting along 94 feet of lake frontage, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom North Georgia mountain cabin features floor-to-ceiling windows along the back of the house, ensuring visitors enjoy mountain and lake views whether inside or out on the expansive deck. Interior amenities include WiFi, flatscreen TVs with DVD player, and surround-sound stereo, while outdoor amenities include a grilling area, fire pit, and a lighted gaming area with cornhole and bocce ball. Average nightly rate is $272

5. Seas the Day, Tybee Island 

Tybee Island, GA 31328

Short-term condo seekers on Tybee are in luck. Overlooking the beach and ocean, this 960-square-foot condo contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating up to six guests. Recently renovated, the property comes with free WiFi, a DVD player, and two assigned covered parking spaces. The listing also touts a spacious balcony that’s accessed through the living area and master bedroom. Amenities at this gated community include two swimming pools, a kids pool, and tennis courts. Average nightly rate is $218

6. Tiny House, Athens 

Athens, GA

Found in downtown Athens, this tiny home occupies a former carriage house from the 1800s, and now has just enough space for two guests. As such, it definitely has the most potential as a romantic weekend getaway. It does include a kitchen in the event you want to stay in and cook, and it also has WiFi. There’s even a grill right outside. Plus, you’ll be in the heart of everything Athens has to offer: live music, great food, and UGA athletics. Average nightly rate is $90