Destination guide

Travel to Georgetown for a peaceful village-style escape

The quaint, storybook town of Georgetown, Delaware, is awash with grand Victorian Gothic architecture, rich with captivating heritage, and surrounded by rolling fields and forests, with the beach-lined Atlantic coast just 15 miles away to the east. Whatever type of traveler you are, you'll find a Georgetown vacation rental to suit _ the town, neighboring countryside, and coast boast a mix of family-sized cottages and lodges, quiet condos and romantic luxury apartments.

Things to do

Old-world architecture and heritage museums

With a Georgetown vacation rental, history and heritage is never far away. The town center itself is blanketed in old-world buildings and architectural marvels. Many of these are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Sussex County Courthouse, a mid-19th-century redbrick courthouse fronted by white colonnades. Another key sight is St Paul's Episcopal Church, a huge mid-19th-century redbrick structure with a sharp-pointed Victorian Gothic spire. The Marvel Carriage Museum is another must-see, an open-air museum housing a variety of perfectly-preserved antique carriages.


Hunting and hiking in Georgetown's woodland

Booking a Georgetown vacation rental means putting yourself near the heart of the unblemished, deep green Delaware wilderness. The Redden State Forest is just 4 miles north of Georgetown, a 12,400-acre stretch of rugged pine, oak, and maple, with countless hiking, biking and horse-riding trails, as well as dedicated birdwatching areas and _ in season _ timbered tracks for deer hunting. True wildlife lovers can venture out to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, a vast coastal marshland preserve _ 14 miles northeast of Georgetown _ where the name of the game is waterfowl hunting, fishing, and kid-oriented environmental education exhibits.


Summer brings sunshine to quaint Georgetown

Georgetown and the rest of Delaware's Sussex County experience 4 distinct seasons, with a reasonable amount of rain spread across the year _ mostly in spring and fall _ and some snowfall during the winter months. In the height of summer _ the month of July _ temperatures regularly climb to the mid-80s. With these hot temperatures _ matched by blue, sunny skies _ summer is the best time to book a Georgetown vacation rental, especially if you're hoping to spend much of your trip outdoors. During the winter _ November through early March _ temperatures dip into the 20s.

Natural features

Wildlife refuges and sandy beaches near Georgetown

Redden State Forest, just north of Georgetown, is clothed in towering Loblolly pine, and home to bounding white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bluejays, and woodpeckers. On the stretch of Atlantic coast immediately to Georgetown's east, there is an ensemble of state parks and wildlife preserves, including the marshland Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge _ where you can see bald eagles, oystercatchers, and snapping turtles _ and, a little further south, the Cape Henlopen State Park, a mix of soft sandy beaches and grassy dunes, with plenty of space for sea fishing from the shore.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Georgetown

The nearest airport is in Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), which is 23.6 mi (37.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Georgetown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,391 vacation rentals near Georgetown. From 1,761 Houses to 3,230 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Georgetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Georgetown:

  • Midtown Ocean City: 1,968 vacation rentals
  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 1,018 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,198 vacation rentals
  • Broadkill Beach: 73 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Island: 194 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 Georgetown?

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

  • Sports at the Beach: 2,586 vacation rentals
  • Delaware Technical Community College Georgetown Campus: 1,935 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown Speedway: 3,550 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown Circle: 2,352 vacation rentals
  • 16 Mile Brewing Company: 2,517 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgetown 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 Houses in Georgetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,761 Houses in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,230 rentals available
  • Cabins: 128 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 1,086 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,919 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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