Find the best place to stay — Cambridge

Where to stay around Cambridge?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,568 vacation rentals near Cambridge. From 981 apartments to 237 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cambridge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cambridge?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cambridge:

  • Cambridgeport: 90 vacation rentals
  • West Cambridge: 91 vacation rentals
  • Area IV: 76 vacation rentals
  • Neighborhood Nine: 41 vacation rentals
  • Observatory Hill: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cambridge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cambridge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harvard University: 1,725 vacation rentals
  • Harvard Law School: 1,729 vacation rentals
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery: 1,718 vacation rentals
  • Longfellow Bridge: 1,742 vacation rentals
  • MIT Museum: 1,739 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Cambridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 981 apartments in Cambridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cambridge include:

  • Condos: 237 rentals available
  • Houses: 187 rentals available
  • Studios: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including townhomes and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Cambridge?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 296 downtown rentals in Cambridge. You have also many other possibilities in Cambridge area, including:

  • Golf resort rentals: 140 rentals
  • Near the ocean rentals: 97 rentals
  • Ski rentals: 75 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 110 vacation rentals with pool available in Cambridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    A cultural city break in a classic college town

    Cambridge, Massachusetts isn’t just any old college town. The seats of learning here are among the most prestigious on the planet: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. As you might expect, the presence of these venerable temples of learning casts a spell on these parts, and there’s plenty of cultural and artistic attractions to get stuck into. Not to mention lively nightspots and plenty of laid-back eateries to explore. Cambridge vacation rentals, which include bright, airy homes and smartly appointed apartments, will let you become a part of the community for as long as you want.

    Exploring the different sides of Cambridge

    After settling into your Cambridge vacation rental, you can pay a visit to what is arguably the most famous aspect of the city: Harvard University. There are frequent student-led walking tours available, which will take you through Harvard Yard – the oldest part of the campus – and other historic areas. Then, you can see the more rugged, bohemian, flip-side of the city in Central Square, with its vivid street art and independent shops. Alternatively, you can while away a sunny afternoon by kayaking along the tranquil Charles River, or taking a wander along the riverside paths.

    Marvelous museums in Cambridge

    As you might expect from a place that attracts some of the brightest minds in the world, there are a number of fascinating cultural attractions to be found near Cambridge vacation rentals. The Harvard Art Museums consist of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Shackler Museum, and feature masterpieces from almost every conceivable place and era. Italian Renaissance sculptures, ravishing Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and colorful French Impressionist works, not to mention Chinese bronzes and Korean ceramics, are all on show. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is another major draw, with its prehistoric fossils, mounted animals, and unique collection of intricate glass flowers which defy belief.

    Summer and fall sightseeing in Cambridge

    Given the sheer number of attractions in Cambridge, there’s no bad time to pay the area a visit. Just wrap up warm if you’re heading here in the winter. That said, there’s no denying the area really comes alive in the summer, when the parks host music and dance performances, and events like the Cambridge Arts River Festival bring everyone together. The mild fall weather also lends itself to exploring on foot and seeing the wider area.

    Natural spaces in Cambridge

    The Charles River and its surrounding greenery is a draw for nature lovers in Cambridge. One such oasis by the flowing waters is John F. Kennedy Park, which also features memorials to the fallen president. Meanwhile, over in Cambridge Common, you can wander over 16 acres of parkland, which offer a serene counterpoint to the urban areas. You can also seek out the reputed location of the Washington Elm – the tree under which George Washington was said to have taken command of the Continental Army.