Georgetown, DE, USA

Georgetown, DE, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 649 vacation rentals near Georgetown. From 315 houses to 141 townhomes, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.