Where to stay around Channel Islands?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 93 vacation rentals near Channel Islands. From 41 Hotels to 18 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Channel Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Channel Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Channel Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • France: 242,484 vacation rentals
  • United Kingdom: 137,581 vacation rentals
  • Normandy: 8,974 vacation rentals
  • Jersey: 15 vacation rentals
  • Lower Normandy: 7,306 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Channel Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Channel Islands?

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

  • Jersey: 15 rentals
  • Guernsey: 18 rentals
  • Barneville-Carteret: 357 rentals
  • Les Moitiers-d'Allonne: 350 rentals
  • Surtainville: 336 rentals

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

Don't change the channel on these islands

Between their marvelous sea views and their historic attractions, the Channel Islands are rich in activity and heritage. When you book a Channel Islands vacation rental, you'll enjoy scenery worthy of a magazine. You can also dine on local delights, go for a leisurely bike ride, or take your time exploring the archipelago and discovering some of its fascinating historic churches and attractions. Of course, many come here strictly for R&R—and that's more than understandable. Who wouldn't be able unwind in a charming cottage overlooking the beach?

Exotic birds above the Channel Islands so high

If you count bird-watching among your favorite activities, you'll appreciate spending time on Alderney. It's home to countless exotic birds that soar the skyline, including seagulls and razorbills. History buffs can buff up on their hands-on education by exploring the remnants of historic forts. Of course, you can also get your shop on in the Channel Islands and peruse charming old-world roads lined with vintage-style boutiques. If you've never visited before, try a kayak or whale-watching tour for a unique perspective.

Come for the history, stay for the animals

The main attractions on the Channel Islands are wide and varied. The 32-acre Jersey Zoo features immaculate parklands and hundreds of animals. If you've come for the history, you'll be stunned by the Jersey War Tunnels, which offer a sobering look at the islands' dramatic WWII history. In the same vein, the Channel Islands Military Museum honors those who fought in combat. For a true taste of history, consider making the trek to Quetivel Mill in Jersey. The functioning watermill dates from the early 14th century and is open for public viewing.

Merry weather patterns in maritime climates

The maritime locale of the Channel Islands sets its weather patterns in stone. The area is mercifully free of heavy winds, thanks to neighboring regions offering shelter. Summertime is a beautiful time of year to book a Channel Islands vacation rental, with warm air that is somewhat dry and plenty of sunshine. If you prefer a bit of a cold snap, winter provides a mild chill with some moderate rainfall. December and January are the cloudiest months of the year. If you love a bit of everything, arrive in the fall to experience the sun and the light breeze.

Back to life, back to nature on the Channel Islands

Set in the English Channel, just off the French coastline, the Channel Islands are famous for their sloping valleys and storybook-worthy cliffs. The highlight is the shimmering water surrounding each of the islands, which are each rich in lush vegetation and brilliant flowers. Of course, what would a Channel Island vacation rental be without a beach excursion or two? Enjoy plush sands as you gaze at cliffs that loom in the distance. Many of the sandy areas are surrounded by lagoons, while the coastlines are dotted with reefs.