Vacation rental sites like Airbnb are surging in popularity in Omaha, particularly during events like the College World Series.

As of Wednesday morning, three days before the start of the tournament, Omaha already had increased its guest count by 22 percent over last year on Airbnb, with nearly 3,000 guests. In total, Omaha hosts could earn nearly $500,000 during the 11-day event.

You might imagine that Omaha’s high-end homes and luxurious apartments are among the most sought-after properties for rent, but that’s not necessarily the case.

Each Airbnb listing has a heart in the top right corner so users can add it to a wish list to start planning a getaway or just fantasize about a break from daily life.

Price, dependability and location seem to trump all other factors when it comes to Omaha listings added to wish lists. Each of Omaha’s nine most popular rentals goes for $150 or less per night, and most are priced at less than $100. Each has more than 50 five-star reviews, and all but one are within a short bike ride of downtown.

Here’s a look at Omaha’s most frequently wish-listed Airbnb rentals.

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Omaha’s most sought-after rental on Airbnb is a studio apartment guesthouse that rents for $80 per night.

Private Studio

Price: $80 per night

Space: 1 bed, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Field Club


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This newly-built two-bed apartment in north central Omaha, for $79 a night, is Omaha’s second most sought-after rental on Airbnb, despite its distance from downtown.

Comfortable Apartment

Price: $79 per night

Space: 2 beds, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Saddle Hills (north central Omaha)


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This Omaha Airbnb rental includes a yard with a chicken coop.

Midtown Garden Apartment

Price: $60 per night

Space: 2 beds, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Midtown


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Buzzwords “Modern Vintage Bungalow” and “Less than 2 miles 2 CWS!” help make this Airbnb listing stand out for out-of-towners.

Modern Vintage Bungalow

Price: $99 per night

Space: 2 beds, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Little Italy


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In Omaha, $75 a night can get you a 2-bedroom house with four beds in Hanscom Park.

BecaJo’s Retro Downunder

Price: $75 per night

Space: 4 beds, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Location: Hanscom Park


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Omaha is a bargain market for Airbnb rentals. For $150, you can stay in an Old Market loft.

Old Market Loft

Price: $150 per night

Space: 1 bed, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Old Market


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An Old Market penthouse one block from the Orpheum Theater will run $125 per night.

Penthouse in Old Market

Price: $125 per night

Space: 1 bed, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Old Market


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This remodeled one bedroom cottage in Little Italy rents for $91 per night.

Luxury Cottage

Price: $91 per night

Space: 2 beds, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Location: Little Italy


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Hutch co-owner Nick Huff operates this Airbnb rental north of Midtown Crossing. It’s the ninth most wishlisted rental in Omaha at just $40 a night.

Hip, Urban Getaway

Price: $40 per night

Space: 1 bed, 1 bedroom, 1 shared bath

Location: Midtown

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