Creative types, assemble! Little 5 Points is the travel destination for you. This Atlanta neighborhood is as eclectic and diverse as it gets, and attracts artists, poets and hipsters from far and wide. They flock to L5P (as the locals call it) for the natural food stores, cafes, second-hand shops, and also for the amazing art, which can be seen painted all over town.
It’s also one of Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhoods, so perfect for those who love exploring and people watching. On foot is the best way to appreciate the art we mentioned, including the mosaic of well-known blues singer Blind Willie on the floor of Findley Plaza.
Little 5 Points is also home to one of the best burger joints in Atlanta, The Vortex. Enter the establishment through the mouth of a giant skull that serves as a doorway and browse the menu, which features burgers named The Four Horsemen, Fat Elvis and Zombie Apocalypse. Or if you’re feeling particularly, er… indulgent, why not order the Quadruple Coronary Bypass burger? Just $79.95 and 9,606 calories. Yikes…
You’ll need somewhere to go and writhe around in agony after eating all those burgers, so here are some of the best Airbnb homes available in the Little 5 Points area…
8. A Bohemian-Style Residence In The Heart Of L5P
Travelling to Atlanta with your family, or entertaining multiple guests? Then this large home will be perfect for you. There’s over 3,000 square feet of space, and three parking spaces. Yes, three! It’s decorated in a cool, bohemian style, and there’s plenty of art on the walls for budding critics to pick apart.
Location-wise, you’ll be right in the heart of Little 5 Points, close to the buzzing Beltline, various concert venues and delicious restaurants. In town for a game? Then the newly-built Mercedes-Benz Stadium is just 10 minutes away, and there’s easy access to public transport (if you didn’t fill those three parking spaces already). $500 per night.
7. Enjoy Spacious Living And Your Own Private Patio Area
Guy Fieri fan? Then this place is just five houses along from one of his favourite Atlanta eats, the Fox Bros Bar-B-Q. In fact, the modern property is close to pretty much everything you could need. It’s just two blocks from Little 5 Points (which is packed with local restaurants and bars), a 10-minute drive to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and in walking distance to Inman Park, Krog Street Market and the Beltine.
It’s also not too far from Ponce City Market, The Clermont Lounge dive bar and Virginia Highlands. And, of course, when you’re not whizzing all over town, this rental has three spacious bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms for you to enjoy. Golf fan? Then go work on your GPA at the relaxing (and extremely close by) Candler Park Golf Course. $725 per night.
6. An Immaculate And Upscale Bungalow In A Perfect Location
Kick your shoes off and indulge in some high-end luxury with this immaculate home. The space is just perfect for families boasting a room with bunk beds, plus a trampoline and play house in the garden (technically making this rental home 2 for 1).
It’s nice and central – just one block to Little 5 Points and Inman Park (which features so many great restaurants you won’t know where to eat). Hire a bike and take a five-minute cycle over to the Beltline, or hop in an Uber and get to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in just 10 minutes.
Feel super passionate about saving the environment? Then the eco-friendly mattresses might just sell you on this place, or the all-natural products they use to clean it. $2,789 per night.
5. A Comfortable Home Close To The Mercedez-Benz Stadium
It’s fitting that football is playing on the TV in these photos, because this home is just three miles away from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So if you’re in town for a game, it’s a no brainer!
The rental is right on top of the Little 5 Points area, meaning you’ll be super-close to The Vortex and can go pick up an artery clogging burger (or just a salad, while you look on in envy as other diners eat their burgers). After that, swing by the Fernbank Museum and the local breweries.
Since it’s situated in Chandler Park, there’s also a lovely little park and playground in walking distance, making it perfect for kids. Can’t be bothered to venture out? Then relax on the delightful-looking front porch, complete with rocking chair. $725 per night.
4. A Massive House With Chef Kitchen And 6 bedrooms
There are two types of people who will enjoy this large home. The first are any budding Gordon Ramsays, since it comes with a fully-stocked chef kitchen, plus a grilling deck in the backyard. And the second, are children, since there’s a treehouse in the garden (good luck getting them to come back indoors).
If nobody in the travel party can cook (or they don’t want to – you’re on vacation, after all) then you’re close to many dining options. Between Inman Park, Little 5 Points and Ponce City Market, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat, and will be able to choose from American, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. After a nice evening out, you can come back and enjoy some drinks on the screened-in back porch. Make ours an Old Fashioned, will you! $599 per night.
3. A Super-Luxury High-End Loft In Little 5 Points
If you’re looking for all the special touches you get in a hotel, but from an Airbnb, then this luxury loft has them. We’re talking a complimentary mini bar in the bedroom… soft white robes… the lot. Everything in this home is designed to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible. Mmmm!
This two-storey loft is located in Inman Park, and the balcony overlooks the beloved Atlanta Beltline (where you can go walking, jogging and biking – or just watch other people doing those things while you kick back).
Looking for some unusual things to do nearby? Why not visit the smokey Highland Cigar Co., a bar where you can go and smoke your own cigar (or buy one there), or spend an afternoon at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, a homage to the 39th President (worth it just to get a selfie in the lifesize-replica of the Oval Office). $150 a night.
2. An Updated And Historic Bungalow With Easy Neighborhood Access
If you like a place that’s been lived in, then this renovated bungalow, built in the 1920s is full of character. Sit and write your postcards at the old-fashioned desk, or enjoy a stack of pancakes and maple syrup in the cute and cosy breakfast nook.
When you head out for the day, you’ll be surrounded by shops, grocery stores and local restaurants. You’ll also be in easy access of Little 5 Points, Candler Park, Inman Park and Virginia Highlands.
The bustling Ponce City Market is close by, as is Emory University and Emory Village. There’s tonnes to do in Emory, including visiting the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (where you can admire a 123-foot long Argentinosaurus) or wander round the Michael C. Carlos Museum of art and the High Museum Of Art. Don’t forget to exit through the gift shop. $535 per night.
1. Enjoy Easy Beltline Access And Be Close To The Ponce City Market
This Candler Park residence is a wonderful place to base yourself for your trip to Atlanta. Not only does it look extremely quaint from the outside, but it’s stylishly decorated on the inside, too.
You’ll be able to hit all the locals’ favourite spots on foot, including La Fonda Latina, Fellini’s Pizza, San Francisco Coffee, The Flying Biscuit, Candler Park Market and Gato Café. Plus it’s equally as easy to get to Little 5 Points, Inman Park, the Beltline and Ponce City Market.
Visiting in September? Then you won’t want to miss the famous Candler Park Fall Fest, where you can enjoy two full days of music, the Tour Of Homes, a 5K fun run, and Atlanta’s best food trucks, all of which will be waiting to fill your stomach. $1,200 per night.