Charlotte: A guide to short-term rentals

A short-term rental here is the best way to explore all of Charlotte's many highlights.

Kasa's short-term rentals in Charlotte

With short-term rentals in the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Charlotte or where you need to go.

Discover Charlotte

After booking your short-term rental in Charlotte, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

Charlotte is the biggest city in North Carolina, and skyscrapers dominate its downtown, which locals call “Uptown” because it was originally built on a small ridge. The city is one of the largest banking centers in the country, home to the headquarters of a number of major financial institutions. But the city’s first expansions came earlier, with the discovery of gold at the turn of the eighteenth century, which resulted in the country’s first gold rush, and then a boom in cotton processing and railroad transportation after the Civil War concluded. The area’s earliest documented inhabitants were the Catawba Native Americans, who the Spanish first encountered in the mid-sixteenth century. Smallpox carried by the European colonists decimated the Catawba population, which lacked immunity, reducing it from 10,000 to just over 100 by the time Charlotte was founded by the English in 1768.

Nicknamed the “Queen City,” Charlotte was named after the wife of King George III, who had recently assumed the throne. A second nickname, “The Hornet’s Nest,” arose during the Revolutionary War, when a British commander used that phrase to describe the city’s proclivity to rebellion. (This is also the origin of the name of the city’s NBA team, whose logo is a hornet with a pronounced stinger.) Charlotte’s banking rise began in the 1970s and 1980s and continues to this day, making the city an important part of the country’s economic fabric.

Unlike many cities, Charlotte is not oriented around any significant bodies of water that might have focused or constrained its development, and this has resulted in impressive sprawl, radiating outward from Uptown for 15 miles in any direction. The city has a range of dining, attractions, and museums (including the NASCAR Hall of Fame), mostly clustered Uptown. But there are historic sites, boutique shops, and hip dining options spread around the city as a whole, and there are great short-term rental options near it all.