If you'll have family or friends visiting this upcoming holiday season but just don't have the room to accommodate them at your home, you should check out these five terrific Airbnb rentals in Cedar Rapids.

And don't be afraid if you've never used Airbnb. It's very simple and easy to use. Think of it as the "Uber of Accommodations".

Instead of hassling with a hotel, you'll be staying in real homes, lofts or apartments, in an easy-to-understand and simple-to-navigate world on online, self-serve reservations.

The rooms are often times much more beautiful and the prices can be insanely cheaper than most hotels.

Check out these ten Airbnb rentals right here in Cedar Rapids:

The Heart House in New Bo - this beautiful rental pictured below is described as "furnished with a mix of salvaged materials (clawfoot tub, farmhouse kitchen cabinets, flooring saved from three different buildings), up cycled furniture and lighting, and high end appliances, including counter height washer/dryer in the kitchen. Queen platform bed in bedroom, two sleeper sofas (extra long double mattresses) in living room. 550 sq. feet. In the middle of the historic New Bohemia neighborhood. Perfect for weekend getaway or for business travelers who want the comforts of home". At just $101 a night it's a great deal too.


The Cozy Cottage -  this rental pictured below gets over a dozen five star reviews, including one who described it as a "secluded cottage in the city, situated on a large partly wooded lot above street level. Quiet, cozy and clean, it really ticked all the boxes. Comfortable queen size bed with lovely bedding and a second flat screen TV made the bedroom perfect."


This Spacious and Comfortable home pictured below in Marion, Iowa can accommodate up to 8 guests. "The house includes an eat-in kitchen, HD flat screen TVs in the master bedroom, living room, and basement family room, and lots of living space. Big fenced in back yard with deck." Planning a family reunion? This could be a perfect rental solution. Check out the rest of the photos, too. Now, that's impressive!


If all you need is a Cozy Bedroom with private bath, this rental in Coralville may be just right for you. It's a bargain at $44 per night and is offered by an Airbnb "superhost" that's someone who takes obvious pride in providing a great accommodation for your comfort. Often times these type of rentals also include the use of many other areas of the home, like the kitchen, dining and living room areas.


This Spacious Historic Parlor and Bath in Iowa City features vintage wallpaper, antique pocket doors and a newly renovated, private bathroom. It boasts "original brick paved street, handsome woodwork, and tons of natural sunlight- you might want to add a couple days onto your visit". As you can see in the photos, these rentals are all part of the Airbnb charm that can make travel more affordable and even more comfortable for you. Happy trails!