Destination guide

New England seaside charm in Marion

Discover quintessential New England in Marion, a small seaside town in southeastern Massachusetts. Spend days strolling down tree-lined streets admiring the elegant Capes and Colonials houses that sit proudly beyond white picket fences. Or feel the wind on your face as you sail across the brilliant blue waters of Buzzards Bay _ this town is a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you choose a cozy cottage in the village center or opt for a home with sweeping ocean views, a Marion vacation rental is perfect for enjoying a little downtime with family and friends.

Things to do

Fun for all ages around Marion

If you're traveling with kids, a trip to Buttonwood Park Zoo is a must. Considered one of America's finest small zoos, this family hotspot lies within a 30-minute drive of most Marion vacation rentals. There are no lions and tigers but black bears make an appearance, as do Asian elephants and American bison. Adults-only break? Skip the zoo and find a new favorite tipple instead. You'll find destinations such as Cape Cod Winery and the Running Brook Vineyard and Winery are just a scenic road trip away from most Marion rentals.

Activities

Get out on the water near Marion

Homes near the waterfront won't place you too far from a view of the boats bobbing on Sippican Harbor, although a closer look can often be enjoyed from the Beverly Yacht Club. This landmark spot, which dates all the way back to 1872, is known for its family-friendly vibe and biannual Marion to Bermuda yacht race. Should the temptation to get out on the water win you over, boat rentals are easy to come by at nearby Mattapoisett Boatyard. Failing that, a little open-water swimming at Clarks Cove or Nasketucket Bay should hit the spot nicely.

Weather

Experience fabulous fall in Marion

Sunny days over the summer, when temperatures soar to the 80s, can offer an idyllic background to a stay in Marion. That said, you wouldn't be the only traveler to come here seeking the sun. For some people, anywhere in New England can feel a little too crowded during July and August, so you may wish to wait until the fall months of September and October. You'll be dealing with fewer people and less traffic but will still enjoy pleasant temperatures amid the famous New England foliage. You may even land yourself a great deal on a Marion vacation rental.

Natural features

Discover acres of seashore near Marion

Buzzards Bay is the star attraction here and with so many ways to enjoy the water, you'll be spoiled for choice between paddling through secluded coves aboard a kayak, and letting a chartered yacht captain do all the leg work. Should you fancy a change of scenery, this part of the world never leaves you short of options. Most of the beaches in Marion are a resident-only kind of deal but there's no need to stress when the almost 50,000 glorious acres that make up the Cape Cod National Seashore can be reached in under 2 hours.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Marion

Fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Plymouth, MA (PYM-Plymouth Municipal), which is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Marion?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,256 vacation rentals near Marion. From 976 Houses to 211 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Marion for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Marion:

  • Buzzards Bay: 227 vacation rentals
  • White Horse Beach: 60 vacation rentals
  • Woods Hole: 169 vacation rentals
  • Falmouth Heights: 350 vacation rentals
  • Cotuit: 474 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 Marion?

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

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum: 806 vacation rentals
  • Old Silver Beach: 3,042 vacation rentals
  • Duxbury Beach Park: 474 vacation rentals
  • Horseneck State Beach: 1,132 vacation rentals
  • Oak Bluffs Town Beach: 2,632 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marion 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 Marion?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 976 Houses in Marion. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marion include:

  • Cottages: 211 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 37 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 211 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marion?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 116 vacation rentals with pool available in Marion. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.